I can actually see them running it about as much but going for the pass instead of running. Easy way to throw defense off.
Packers sending coaches to learn how to defend read-option
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
Plus, a lot of his yards were on plays where the Packers blitzed and ran past him opening up the field for a scramble run.Last season, the Niners ran Kaepernick on designed running plays 3% of the time. Newton, RGIII and Wilson all ran designed running plays more often than the Niners did for Kaepernick. Next season, I predict that they'll run the read-option as a wrinkle in the offense now and then, no more than that.
Good point. Kap as a scrambler should be how he gets most of his rushing yards next season. I can see using the read-option play in goal line situations.
If defenses are devoting a chunk of practice time leading up to a game versus the 49ers preparing to stop one play, then the read option is already effective. Kap just has to show the threat once a game and the play action out of the pistol will buy him more time to throw.
I believe the NE game had a bunch of run calls that looked like read option, but was a pure give to the RB. Roman will do that just to f with the defense.