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Overloading the shotgun

With so many teams married to the shotgun spread, Tuesday Morning Quarterback wonders how long this fad can last. TMQ

Updated: October 1, 2007, 4:41 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

Bartender, shotgun spreads for everyone!

Considered quirky just a few seasons ago, the shotgun spread has taken over football as completely as if it were a Ukrainian virus targeting Microsoft Outlook. Friday night at my kids' high school game, both sides were running it; I've seen maybe two dozen high school teams since September 2006, and most of the offenses were shotgun spread. Come Saturday, LSU and Virginia Tech slugged it out in prime time with both teams in the shotgun spread. Imagine ...

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