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Everybody here hates our read option, but we have our best rush yardage per attempt when we go out of the read option.

The problem IMO is more that we do it on 35% of snaps when it should be closer to 15-20%.

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Nothing wrong with having a read option in the offense. It was effective in the playoffs for gods sake

Like any play it can't be overused and the rb option has to be a legit threat or all they will do I just hit cam

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Piss off

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OP is right

Look at how many times Smith looks at the defender and then back at Cam before the block.

This is how he has become one of the best blockers in the NFL.

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Read option is not the problem. Its Cam running the read option. He is a good second slower making the decision than Cap, Wilson and Bob. He lets the defense develop too much. Hand run or drop back and throw. Not stick it in the rb's belly for a good second where both he and you come to a stand still. I dont want Cam running it unless he speeds up his decision making. Its not his strong suit.

The problem is not cam being slow, the problem is when you make it your base offense. now defense are expecting it and it is hard to fool a defense when u run Read Option 20-30 plays a game....

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Read option is not the problem. Its Cam running the read option. He is a good second slower making the decision than Cap, Wilson and Bob. He lets the defense develop too much. Hand run or drop back and throw. Not stick it in the rb's belly for a good second where both he and you come to a stand still. I dont want Cam running it unless he speeds up his decision making. Its not his strong suit.

Actually, I think you have a point there. But others (including coaches) may have alluded to the same thing during the season. I don't know why others are slamming you so hard. The thing is is that some of this stuff comes with coaching, and, more importantly, experience. Cam appeared to have gotten a little better at it later on in the season, so I think it would be shortsighted to take it entirely off the table.

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If all other moble qbs have success with it from rb qb and throw and the only time we are successful with it is when cam runs it is US. we dont use it well, Cam isnt good at it, we shouldnt use it.

And which of those other teams that run the read option, run it as their BASE OFFENSE?

Cam runs a read option fine, just not when we run it 15 times a game allowing DEs to pin their ears for the backfield. When we sprinkle it in like these other teams do, and like how we did last year, it's very effective.

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I dont want to get slammed again, but kaep did the read fake and throw probably 12 times, handed to gore a bunch and then ran a bunch. Every other pass bob threw was from the read fake.

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Maybe the problem was no threat of throwing out of it.

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Another factor is our rbs blew this year and to make it more successful you need the lbs to bite on the rb run. Kaep has gore and they've been running him better. And they all have better coaching staffs we do.

Our RBs 'blew'?! That had more to do with the scheme than it had to do with our RBs. DeWill had a 4.3 ypc average, which is probably his worst, but is a pretty solid ypc avg. You are right with your statement re: coaching staff for that same reason, but don't put that on opur RBs; they can only do what they are asked & w/i the scheme they have to work in.

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Cam takes too long when he chooses to hand off. Most of our negative read option plays involved the RB getting creamed as soon as it is handed off. If you are not a blind Cam fanboy this is easy to see.

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The read option is supposed to be administered in doses. Not all the time. That's what the problem is. Look at the SF game. They didn't use it as a base. Look at the Redskins game. Even thought they lose. Both were examples. Chud is-was, the problem with the read option.

The next coordinator better see this. If he doesn't we're in for a lot of grief next year.

even chip kelly understands that. they establish the run and the passing game with it and then open it up to other things, but they make the defense think they are going to run it all the time. they'll use the formation, but run a lot of other stuff out of it.

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