Originally Posted by jterrell
The Read option is an advanced form of Wildcat.
It really is basically the same thing with a bigger threat of throwing the ball.
But defenses will adjust and then it will as ineffective as a regular wildcat is now. Which is basically useless at the NFL level.
The problem with rushing based offenses are that teams can hold you to few points for high yards. Even at 28 points Washington only beat us because the defense was dominant. Teams score 30 points often in this era. We scored 31 in the first loss to the Skins. And in that game they actually passed to put 38 on the board.
Running game helps the passing game it always has. Coaches are not running the ball for the hell of it, they do it because it is a part of the game and when you run effectively it forces defense to adjust to it in doing so it caused LB to cheat up it causes safety to cheat up and when they do the passing lanes become much larger. Teams will pound you all day until you adjust and when you do they will take their shots. This notion that this is a passing league and running does not matter is BS it does matter and that is why teams around the NFL continue to run the ball and yes use top picks to get top RB. It really is not hard to understand