Originally posted by kray28:
The read option isn't dead....the defense has to make a conscious adjustment to it...which leaves it vulnerable to other types of offensive tactics. When team's pick their poison and say "No, I don't want Kap shredding my secondary for 400yds", then the read option will make sense again.
Exactly, the read option can be stopped by having a defender targeting the QB on every play. By doing this you open the defense up to a vertical attack witch Kap is also great at.
If you drop your D into coverage (which teams will have to do not to give up 400 yards passing) the read option and all running plays for that matter will be available again.
It is a pick you poison kind of situation, that is what makes a QB with Kap's skill set so dangerous.