Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by UKNiners:
Originally posted by Rascal:
The Pistol will be further finetuned. Is not going anywhere, even Peyton Manning is running it.
Really? Peyton Manning is not running it. They lined up in the pistol vs us in preseason week 1 as a joke. You really think the best thrower and offensive general of his generation is really going to resort to the read option?
As too whether it lasts, probably not. It will be somewhat succeful this year but phase out just like the wildcat from 5 years ago when Sparano ran it in Miami. And this worries me. Can CK be strictly a passing QB? He has the tools, however, his passing success is a product of playing the run e.g. Read option, to a degree. What happens when that is shutdown? Additionally, will head coaches continue to be willing to put their QBs in harms way? I don't see that lasting either. Give JH credit for running an O to his QBs strengths.
Clearly you are confused.
Pistol and read option are different things. They didn't do it "as a joke".
All the pistol does is allow power run plays in either direction from a "shotgun like" set. The RB can line up BEHIND the QB. It is simply a formation.
When it was first installed at Nevada, there was no read option element. You will see MANY teams run the Pistol this year.
I don't think anyone is "confused" M49. It is just a negative attitude towards anything related to Kaep.