Watched an NFL film on Archie Manning, and without the producers knowing so, they caught footage of Archie Manning running a Read Option for Ole Miss decades ago. He ran it to perfection and was a phenom, beating one team 80 to 8.
Fast forward to the modern era. Nothing since, until the 49ers, upon Harbaugh and Kaepernick arriving on the scene. As far as I know.
Harbaugh is a little like Walsh, but no one can be Walsh. He does study the game.
He knew Kaep could do what was done then but with a cherry on top, you get Kaep some daylight and he is gone in a big way.
Now the NFL is game planning it. We barely run it this year.
They will adjust to more of a pocket presence until the playoffs.
When the road to the Bowl is on the line then, great D coordinators know it will be coming and will have things in place to see and react to it. But they know in their spine they will be on their heels. We are keeping it quiet and they know it.
And they fear all the game planning they haven't seen during the regular season out of the 49ers once its playoff time.
Walsh did that too.
Playoffs looked a lot different on 49er Superbowl runs in the playoffs. Stuff no one saw coming out of nowhere and Rice is GONE.