Face it, we all loved watching RG3. He made the game, any game interesting. Until the ACL injury, that is. In that one moment, I think Shanahan had his entire dream of a team, his career, flash in front of his eyes. Likewise, I have a feeling Coach Harbaugh had the same thots about Kap and that fantastic running ability he has. But Coach H also saw how quickly that super Offense Read Option can crater, and RG3 was not even hit. The ligament just went. I can see Kap coming out in shotgun, pistol, derringer(whatever that is) , but I can also see him getting strict instructions to run as infrequently as possible, to make the D think he is going to run it, and then toss it to someone else. Also, we all know Kap got the word from Coach about no running over defenders, DO go out of bounds, and whenever a collision is coming immediately slide.
Look the other teams now have the book on Kap and know he can turn it on and go 40 yds for a TD. Just that fact allows Kap to fake the option read/run, and then throw it from that set. Other teams are rightfully afraid of Kap taking off around them, and have seen him do it. That alone is fear enough to get their containment guys to crash the ends, but then just hold their ground...giving Kap more time to find a receiver. I think the mental imprint of what kap can do is fixed in every HCs brain...and rightfully they are afraid of what he might do. It is no longer necessary for Kap to take off on thoe 40 yard runs. Just the fact he CAN do it doesn't mean he will do it. Hence, look for a lot less runnning by Kap this yr, and we will all pray he stays healthy. His past performance is enough to give the outside contain guys worry. But don't look for kap to run anywhere near as much as last yr. RG3 looked great doing it. His career looks about 90% more fragile than Kaps, however. Coach H plays it straight. Fake the read option, but run with great care. Ask RG3 how he likes the read option now...probably not too very much.