Is the Read Option Destroying our Runningbacks?
Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:27 PM
Probably explains why Stewart has had more success in this scheme than Deangelo, as one of Deangelo's greates strengths is vision, and it becomes moot in this system.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:28 PM
Answer: Hell yes.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:32 PM
If we see more of the same garbage that produces losses...then we know they are incapable of leading this team to being a winner
Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
2011 - #1 rushing TDs and #1 ypc - Carolina (read option)
2012 to date? #1 rushing TDs and #2 ypc - is a read option team.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:05 PM
CRA is close. It is the way we are running the read option. Last year there was lots of movement after the snap. Everyone looked busy. Defenses had to follow everyone. This year. The plays is stagnant. No movement from anyone, so the D just goes to the ball.
Get back to the aggressive read option. Where at least the back is attacking the line of scrimmage when he gets the ball. Make that DE make a decision quicker. Then use his mistake against him. Get quicker. Play with urgency. And be aggressive. That is a read option.
IMO, All we are doing is a delayed handoff, or a modified draw. No where near a read option type offense. Get some movement going. Make the D react to you. That is what I miss most from last year. That aggressive offense was a thing of beauty.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:14 PM
pretty much this...but i would also add "over-use of".
Change title to: Is the Read Option Destroying our Offense?
Answer: Hell yes.
read option is a solid concept that can work...if the other team isn't expecting and getting it so often from our offense. the option has done nothing but limit what we do.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:16 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:27 AM
With that said, they have opted out of using an extra TE that worked so well last year.
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