|NFL Team||Head Coach||Offensive Coordinator||Offense (Blocking)||Defensive Coordinator||Defense (Coverage)|
|San Francisco 49ers||Kyle Shanahan||Kyle Shanahan (HC)||West Coast (Zone)||Robert Saleh||43 (CV 1,3)|
|Chicago Bears||Matt Nagy||Mark Helfrich||West Coast (Zone)||Chuck Pagano||34 (Man)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Zac Taylor||Open||()||Open||()|
|Buffalo Bills||Sean McDermott||Brian Daboll||Erhardt-Perkins (Zone)||Leslie Frazier||43 (Zone)|
|Denver Broncos||Vic Fangio||Rich Scangarello||West Coast (Zone)||Ed Donatell||34 (CV 2, ZN-PRS)|
|Cleveland Browns||Freddie Kitchens||Todd Monken||Air Coryell (Zone)||Steve Wilks||43 (Zone)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Bruce Arians||Byron Leftwich||West Coast (Zone)||Todd Bowles||Hybrid (Man)|
|Arizona Cardinals||Kliff Kingsbury||Kliff Kingsbury (HC)||Air Raid (Man-Bob-Wide)||Vance Joseph||34 (Man-Free)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Anthony Lynn||Ken Whisenhunt||Erhardt-Perkins (Flex)||Gus Bradley||43 (CV 3 Zone)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Andy Reid||Eric Bieniemy||West Coast (Zone)||Steve Spagnuolo||43 (Zone)|
|Indianapolis Colts||Frank Reich||Nick Sirianni||West Coast (Zone)||Matt Eberflus||43 (Zone)|
|Dallas Cowboys||Jason Garrett||Kellen Moore||()||Rod Marinelli||43 (Tampa2 Zone)|
|Miami Dolphins||Brian Flores||Chad O'Shea||()||Patrick Graham||()|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Doug Pederson||Mike Groh||West Coast (Zone)||Jim Schwartz||43 (CV 2 Man)|
|Atlanta Falcons||Dan Quinn||Dirk Koetter||West Coast (Zone)||Dan Quinn (HC)||43 Under (CV 2 Zone)|
|New York Giants||Pat Shurmur||Mike Shula||West Coast (Zone)||James Bettcher||Hybrid (Man)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Doug Marrone||John DeFilippo||West Coast (Zone)||Todd Wash||43 (CV 3 Zone)|
|New York Jets||Adam Gase||Dpwell Loggains||()||Gregg Williams||43 (Man)|
|Detroit Lions||Matt Patricia||Darrell Bevell||Air Coryell (Zone)||Paul Pasqualoni||Hybrid (TBD)|
|Green Bay Packers||Matt LaFleur||Nathaniel Hackett||West Coast (Zone)||Mike Pettine||Hybrid (TBD)|
|Carolina Panthers||Ron Rivera||Norv Turner||Erhardt-Perkins (Flex)||Eric Washington||43 (Zone)|
|New England Patriots||Bill Belichick||Josh McDaniels||Erhardt-Perkins (Flex)||Open||()|
|Oakland Raiders||Jon Gruden||Greg Olson||West Coast (Zone)||Paul Guenther||43 (Zone)|
|Los Angeles Rams||Sean McVay||Sean McVay (HC)||West Coast (Zone)||Wade Phillips||34 (Man)|
|Baltimore Ravens||John Harbaugh||Greg Roman||Pistol (Zone)||Don Martindale||34 (Man-Zone)|
|Washington Redskins||Jay Gruden||Kevin O'Connel||()||Greg Manusky||34 (CV 3,1)|
|New Orleans Saints||Sean Payton||Pete Carmichael||Air Coryell (Flex)||Dennis Allen||43 (CV 3,2)|
|Seattle Seahawks||Pete Carroll||Brian Schottenheimer||Air Coryell (Zone)||Ken Norton Jr.||43 Under (CV 3 Zone)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Mike Tomlin||Randy Fichtner||Erhardt-Perkins (Flex)||Keith Butler||34 (Man-Zone)|
|Houston Texans||Bill O'Brien||Tim Kelly||Spread (Zone)||Romeo Crennel||34 (Zone)|
|Tennessee Titans||Mike Vrabel||Arthur Smith||()||Dean Pees||34 (Man-Zone)|
|Minnesota Vikings||Mike Zimmer||Kevin Stefanski||West Coast (Zone)||George Edwards||43 (Press Man)|
The West Coast offense is the most popular offense used in the modern NFL. Ever since Bill Walsh made the West Coast offense famous, many have modified their own version of the scheme. The offense is designed to create quick and easy throws for the quarterback. Using the pass as the run, the offense continuously puts pressure on the defense with a high rate of short completions. This wears a defense down allowing the offense to open deep passing routes along with running lanes.
A west Coast quarterback needs to be athletic and must be able to pass effectively while on the run. By design the quarterback will often roll-out of the pocket or bootleg, having the option built in to pass or run. Due to the volume of passes the quarterback must be a very accurate passer.
Don Coryell designed the Air Coryell offensive scheme in 1978 and continued to mold it until 1986. Over the nine years as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, Coryell's offense led the NFL in passing six times. Several offensive minds have morphed the Air Coryell scheme into their own version.
The Air Coryell offense is designed to vertically attack deep down the field. This concept challenges the defense to reach the quarterback before the receiver can clear the defense. The offense requires an outstanding pass blocking offensive line, and a quarterback with a strong arm who is also tough enough to take multiple hits a game. The passing routes are designed for receivers to arrive at a specific spot, in perfect timing with the pass. Power running is typically used in tandem with the downfield passing attack, as the deep threatening routes force safeties to play deep instead of crowding the box.
The Pistol offense found its way into the NFL with the adaptation of athletic quarterbacks. Former head coach of the University of Nevada, Chris Ault, is credited by many as the founder of the pistol offense. While it's not typically a primary scheme for an NFL offensive to run, some coordinators do sprinkle it in. The premise of the scheme places the quarterback and running back closer to the line of scrimmage, giving the quarterback an easier read and the defense less time to react. Success of the system requires the quarterback to decisively and correctly read the defense.
Ron Erhardt and Ray Perkins designed the Erhardt-Perkins scheme in the 1970s. This is a "Pass to score, run to win" methodology. Bill Parcells used the Erhardt-Perkins scheme throughout his head coaching years with the New York Giants. The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to use the scheme until Bill Cower retired. Charlie Weis further modified the concepts, and the New England Patriots continue to use the scheme. The advantages of the scheme are efficient language, quicker play development so the quarterback is not holding the ball as long, and the ability to use the same personnel in multiple formations.
Not many modern teams implement a "run first" offensive scheme. Today's NFL offenses are built to "pass first" and use a complimentary running game. When it's ran effectively, a smashmouth offense will shorten the game, allowing the opposing offense fewer possessions. This allows the defense to rest while the opposing defensive is worn down. The offense forces the safeties to play closer in the box and opens up play action opportunities. A Smashmouth offense requires an excellent run blocking offensive line. It is very predictable, and very tough to use when trailing by multiple scores.
The Spread offense is widely used in college football, and therefore has traveled to today’s NFL. It was not long ago when offensive coordinators would force a spread offense quarterback into a pro style system. With so many college quarterbacks entering the NFL from the spread offenses, NFL teams have adapted its offense to fit the quarterback.
The Spread offense is designed to do exactly as it sounds. The scheme spreads out the offense with four or five receivers, which forces the defense to match. The personnel on the field rarely changes so the offense can wear the defense down, especially with no huddle sprinkled in. Blitzing the spread offense with an effective nickel defense can leave the quarterback with no outlet.