Sorry, it's hard to respond to something with as little substance as "a million times more successful". I could probably give you a better response if you wanna explain in your own opinion why you think the pistol is so much better than the wildcat you could quantify it a million times? @Doomsday101 I can direct this question to you as well, since you never really gave me actual reasons why the offenses are that much of a "big difference", as you said. I will concede that the read-option is a scheme or philosophy, while the Wildcat was just a formation. However, both of them are impossible to disguise and have historically shown to fail when defensive coordinators have figured them out. The read option is a very simple offense, so there's not a lot you can run out of it that won't be figured out eventually. Additionally, I'm going to quote this article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...transforming-defenses-to-stop-the-read-option "According to Pro Football Focus, the Atlanta Falcons missed 10 tackles in the NFC Championship game. Run those numbers throughout the year and you see, quite predictably, that teams facing the read-option missed more tackles than those facing a conventional running system." The offense forces you to play disciplined football. If forces making the defenders take better angles. I watch these games and I see the QBs just run around defenders who didn't set the edge, or take bad angles, and they could have stopped the play dead. As a matter of fact, the Cowboys were stopping the read option just fine, but they weren't playing disciplined football against Alfred Morris, who made up for RGknee's horrifyingly bad performance. And when the defense starts to play more disciplined football, the QBs are going to get smashed. Once that happens, the Seahawks and Redskins offenses are going to be a lot more tame, because both have shown that they can't win it on their arm alone. Kaepernick is honestly the only one who's an actual good pocket passer. Albeit the offense is harder to defend than the Wildcat, both are simply something that caught everyone by surprise.