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.