When you're talking about NFL football, all of that is gimmicky shite. Please sit down.
Up tempo offense is so gimmicky that the Patriots and Broncos use it. The Bills rode it to four consecutive Super Bowls. The Bengals. THE frickING BENGALS got to a Super Bowl running an up tempo offense. Gimmicky my ass.
The zone read has been used rather frequently in the NFL since 2005. No longer a gimmick.
Since when is the play action pass a gimmick? 1930?
Misdirection plays have been a staple of football play books since Day One.
Zone blocking is a gimmick? Someone should tell the Broncos under Shanahan, the Falcons a few years ago, the Texans, and the Redskins now.