Originally Posted by SickwithIt1010
You know how defenses are going to figure it out? When defenses start putting $100 million dollar QB's on their ass everytime they run the ball or carry out a fake, they will stop running it. Teams won't put that type of investment at risk like that. Part of what makes the read option work is the fake that the QB makes after they give it to draw defenders away....now they are getting ear holed when they do it? Not gonna last.
In the college game defenses are told to put option QB's on their ass everytime they run an option look to make them play timid...only a matter of time until it happens in the NFL.
Well the opposite holds true also, teams that commit to stopping the QB running the ball, will find themselves totally out of position when RG111 throws the ball. Washington can adjust too, it isn't just one sided.
I fully agree that QB's running the ball is a system that won't last but it is still going to open up the passing lanes for QB's like RG111 and he is no slouch passing the ball.