The shark is nature’s second-most perfectly evolved predator. Their perfectly hydrodynamic shape, incredible swimming power, astonishing hunting senses and yes—rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth—have put them at the apex of the ocean’s food chain since 200 million years before the first dinosaur walked the earth.Nature’s most perfectly evolved predator is Lawrence Taylor.The most electrifying, terrifying pass-rusher who ever lived, Taylor single-handedly changed the way the game is played. The power his body generated to propel his 6’3″, 245-pound frame to terrifying speeds was transferred into the blindsides of opposing quarterbacks. Ribs, legs and offensive possessions were shattered by the
Coaches are stretching the field vertically and horizontally with 4-receiver and 5-receiver sets so quarterbacks have more options and need less time. As the passing game becomes more effective across the board, the inside run game will continue to fade in importance. NFL coaches are already dialing up passes it 40, 50, 60-plus times a game with regularity. Offenses are protecting the quarterback with agile, technical linemen who can’t double as interior road graders—but don’t need to.