Originally posted by ModestoNiner33:
Absolutely correct. Everyone says the Ravens shutdown our read-option by allowing gore to run wild and giving Kap a hard shove. I'm still waiting to see a QB get hurt while running the option.
Back in the day, that was a realistic fear, the rules then allowed the QB to get absolutely pummeled, that's no longer true, the defense might still get some dings in, but not easily, and not consistently, and the only way that strategy works is if you're dropping the QB to the ground almost every time, not knocking them backwards a few yards. The goal is to prevent the QB from getting back up on their feet.