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Parcells & Taylor have solution to read-options(play-action run).genius

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Parcells is right. Obviously, if it's a fake run, you have to pull up and not hit the QB. But if you direct the D (usually the DE) to play the QB on all apparent read options, it can be effective.

I forget which game we played early this year (maybe the Giants?) in which they did exactly what Parcells was talking about.

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I get where Parcells is coming from. I watched as Navy ran for 300 yards in one half against ECU this past season. I was screaming "Just hit the quarterback!" throughout the half as they killed us with the triple option.

Parcells isn't saying to draw a ton of personal fouls on purpose. He's saying that if the QB is going to pretend to have the ball then you put a lick on him, just like you would the RB if he pretended to have the ball.

We practiced against that defense every week up until that game too, to prepare. and we get blown out.

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long story short:

Parcells said this morning on a sh*tty sports show that teams need to realize to treat the read option like a play action

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It's in English. Read the words.

Read the words. Delighted they were not in Greek, English is preferred. Still don't get your problem.

Not only is this not a new idea...it's effective.

Most QBs do not want to take a beating. If the first guy through lays a lick on the QB who is pretending to run, whether he has the ball or not, that read-option becomes ineffective at best and more likely damaging as you beat up the QB. This will not draw personal fouls since the QB is pretending to run as long the hits would be legal to a RB who is carrying. It's a ham-fisted solution but sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. If you make it do more harm than good smart teams will stop running the play (or at least will not run it as their base offense).

The only reason this isn't a sure-fire way to end the offense in the college ranks too is that QBs who run the option at that level are often so much more athletically gifted than the defenders pursuing them that they avoid / shrug off the attempt at a pop. In the NFL there is not that disparity.

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I get where Parcells is coming from. I watched as Navy ran for 300 yards in one half against ECU this past season. I was screaming "Just hit the quarterback!" throughout the half as they killed us with the triple option.

Parcells isn't saying to draw a ton of personal fouls on purpose. He's saying that if the QB is going to pretend to have the ball then you put a lick on him, just like you would the RB if he pretended to have the ball.

But the QB pretend to have the ball for only a split second. The defense hasn't even break its stride yet. Even the most mediocre LT/RT can hold the DE/LB for that long. After the QB gives the ball to the RB and stand to the side you can't hit him. Just like you can't hit the QB on a play-action playe. What does Parcell know that 32 OCs don't? On a pitch play you can hit the QB because the LB is already on top of him.

As I mention, for you to have enough personnels for both the RB and QB you have to bring your corners and safeties up leaving the middle wide open for the TE. And we're not talking NCAA caliber QBs. Cam would make you pay in the middle.

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But the QB pretend to have the ball for only a split second. The defense hasn't even break its stride yet. Even the most mediocre LT/RT can hold the DE/LB for that long. After the QB gives the ball to the RB and stand to the side you can't hit him. Just like you can't hit the QB on a play-action playe. What does Parcell know that 32 OCs don't? On a pitch play you can hit the QB because the LB is already on top of him.

As I mention, for you to have enough personnels for both the RB and QB you have to bring your corners and safeties up leaving the middle wide open for the TE. And we're not talking NCAA caliber QBs. Cam would make you pay in the middle.

one defender usually determines (DE) who gets the ball on a read option. most of the time, that defender is free. if that defender plays the QB all the time, it will dictate that the running back gets the ball. the defender doesn't necessarily have to touch the qb, he just has to "play" him.

the rest of the defense plays the back.

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Really?

My bad! wasn't called for.

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Actually, everyone should listen to The Great Proudiddy.

If you have a solid front 7, key on the QB. Not repeatedly hit him, but you contain him every play. You approach each play as though he is going to run it.

Go back and watch what the Giants game from this year. That is exactly what they did to us. If your front 7 is strong enough, give the RB his carries and live with it.

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He means on read option runs. First guy hits the QB no matter what he thinks the QB will do. This automatically turns the read option into 1 option- RB. If the ends go after the QB no matter what the QB will dish the ball or take a loss/ small gain.

Don't teams go after the QB no matter what anyway? Do they always get to them? Brady and Manning can't run folks. It would be easy to just go after them just before the 10 second expires before they get rid of the ball.

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nice in theory....but that essentially opens up the RB's hole more easily. Also, sets up the D for penalties.

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Go back and watch what the Giants game from this year. That is exactly what they did to us. If your front 7 is strong enough, give the RB his carries and live with it.

you could easily argue our G play at that point was the worst in the NFL (Piggy and a very shakey rookie).

read option has proven to work on good fronts. Bad OL play pretty much squashes anything.

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