I'm advancing way over my depth, here, but I thought I'd throw this out there, anyway, as it's been on my mind for a while. I should also preface this by acknowledging that it's a "general" FootBall question, but I hope that the Mods ~ hey, Mods! ~ will allow it to remain here, for such length of time ~ if any ~ that it is discussed. It is actually with a decidedly "Drafty" perspective that this subject always recurs to me. Also, the lady and gents in this room tend to be interested in the deeper aspects of FootBall, so it seems a better venue, in my opinion, then the general forum. *** Here it is: As the NFL advances increasingly in the direction of Faster...and Smaller...ere the last decade or so, I can't help but wonder if a unique opportunity to catch the rest of the league leaning in the wrong direction might present itself in the years ahead. MIND you: I would propose no such move until General Tom Brady has hung up his cleats, and I'm hoping that that date is 5-10 years away ~ perhaps in 5 years, when ~ at the age of 38 ~ he walks away because, in Brady's words "I'm out of digits. The Gods never intended rings to be worn on thumbs." Many folks don't realize that the QuarterBack's role has changed dramatically, over the years: He used to be referred to as the "Blocking" back, back in the day. And there were no Wide Receivers. Knute Rockne's Four Horsemen had 2 guys who could throw the ball, and all 4 were running threats. We're talking 90 years ago, here, mind you... Even so: I can't help but wonder if it might not become a shocking advantage, were we to develop a team that had 5 Athletic Grizzlies on the Front Line who could Pull and Trap as well as anyone, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez at Offensive Ends, and a BackField with something like QB Cam Newton, HB Michael Vick, HB Steve Young, and, say, FB Sam Gash. Were I drafting for that team, this year, I might go with something like: 1st ~ QB Cam Newton ~ Auburn Tiggers 3rd ~ HB Robert Griffin ~ Baylor Bears ~ IF he comes out. FA ~ FB Brett Morse ~ QB'd his High School team. I may be completely out of my mind ~ and I am certainly MILES over my pay grade ~ but it strikes me that aligning that crew against today's sets would offer countless Match Up advantages and schematic possibilities. Have I completely lost it??* *Rhetorical question.