Currently the most popular offensive scheme
in the NFL
, invented by Bill Walsh
while with the great 49ers
teams of the 1980s. The scheme relies on short quick passes, passes to the tight end, and, occasionally, running from a passing formation. A low-risk offensive scheme, the West Coast always has a hot read
available to combat the blitz
, and allows its QB to register high quarterback ratings
This, like all offenses, isn't foolproof (see: San Francisco's 1999 season). It will eventually be figured out and go the way of the Run And Shoot and the Wishbone.