Originally Posted by cowboysooner
The pistol is the short shotgun with a running back behind the center about 7 yards. You can handoff to a running back with a head of steam and the back can run to either side. It has nothing to to with running the qb.
You are absolutely correct. The read otpion is a just a series out of that pistol formation, there are penty of dives, traps and play action.
It's not a gimmick, it's here and not going anywhere. The pitsol is very tough to defend as the Lb's can not get a good read on the Rb's behind the QB standing up. Anyone who says otherwise doesnt know what their talking about or has failed to do their homework. They are just thinking they are great and feel pretty good about themselves spewing garb from their tongue.
This not the wildcat and it's too damn successful at all levels to go away anytime soon.