Originally Posted by CowboyChris
i was on board thinking the read option as being a fad, but after watching it all year and see the 49ers run it last night, this offense puts tremendous pressure on a defense, its also pretty safe hence RGIII had like 4 int's all year, it also can chew up alot of possesion time. (ball control)
Aaron Rodgers and the Pack were no match for it last night, this is playoff football, if its working to the tune of 181 yards rushing for a Qb, teams better start taking this serious. actually i find it very entertaining, the only thing is, how many Kaepernicks, RGIII's are out there?
This is the limiting factor.
I would say Kaepernick is just good enough (on average) as a passer to make it work. Last night he was playing well above what I had seen some previous games. He threw some balls that were right on point. Last night and the Bears games were absolutely great in terms of his play.
I think it will take some time but I think you'll see more develop. Getting a good passer is hard enough, finding one that can run makes it tougher. At the college level a speedy QB that can run likely won't even pass as much for that reason alone and an accurate passer likely won't run as much simply because he can pass.
It's probably gonna take college teams committing fast QBs to passing first and developing them into solid passers on a regular basis before enough of these guys show up. Problem is, no college coach will want to force a guy to pass if he can run all over someone. I wonder if this will open the door for some smaller school guys in that these guys can get the attention they need in the passing game to develop because a small school likely won't be playing strong enough competition to force the coach into utilizing the player in the manner that serves the team the absolute best right now.