I think those read option teams are like Jordan, they get down then the obliterate the opponent. They're too confident sometimes. Although the 49ers were down by 17 nothing in me says they would lose. That's the Jordan syndrome with those read option teams. they can score in bunch.
Yeah, it's like a ticking time bomb, cause the Defense has to always be prepared for the QB to run.
So as long as they can pass and run the ball well with the RB's, like you alluded to, they're just a ticking time bomb to score.
That was Cam and the offense in 2011 (actually Panthers were more explosive), before Chud Fugged it up the first half of 2012.