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The Air Raid Offense Invades an N.F.L. That It Already Conquered

Sam Grenadier/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, via Associated Press

It has been called basketball on grass. It also has been written off as a gimmick that can’t possibly work in the N.F.L. But with Kliff Kingsbury going full-bore with his version of the Air Raid offense in his first season as coach of the Arizona Cardinals, it is a safe bet that the hyperactive, pass-heavy college scheme is going to be the talk of the N.F.L. this fall.

People will talk about it if it works. Even more people will talk about it if it fails.

Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who dominated while running the Air Raid at Oklahoma, and was snagged by Kingsbury with the No.