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.