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Why option works, and why it won't continue

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TonyRomo09, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. TonyRomo09

    TonyRomo09 Member

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    Preface, this is my opinion/thoughts. not to be states as fact, just didn't want a gargantuan thread title.. heh

    I was thinking about the game and how it has progressed through the 80s>90s>00's.

    It has steadily become more and more a passing game. I think that is obvious. And it occurs to me that at some point there was a thought..

    Why was it so successful? Cause Defenses were built to stop the run.. So a team could pass on teams easier... Flash forward to today... for 30 years defenses have been transitioning to stop the pass.. you have 5th corners getting on the field, you get after the QB, you have LBs who can run with pass catching TEs...

    Eventually someone is going to notice that 95% of Teams are trotting Squirtle out there on defense to counter the typical Charmander Offense and switch things up... One team throws a Bulbasoar offense out there and find a lot of success.. The NFL is a Copycat league. so there are going to be more Bulba offenses next season.. At some point the Bulbasaurs will outnumber the Charmander offenses. and Defensive coordinators will have to bench Squirtle for the Charmander Defense...

    We might be going into a Option Era.. but everything happens quicker these days and defenses will adjust.. then you will see the next wave of Passing powerhouses dominate again.
  2. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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  3. Hoods

    Hoods Active Member

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    But what happens when teams start fielding Pikachus?
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  4. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Your point here is valid. But I'm thinking Pokemon metaphors were, perhaps, not the best means of explaining your argument.
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  5. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    we Gotta catch em all!!
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  6. pugilist

    pugilist dwarecwby311

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    lol Pokemon??

    now I've heard it all
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering wth he was talking about. A Pokemon analogy, I guess we've seen it all now.
  8. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    How not to be taken seriously: Incorporate Pokemon as the base of your arguememt
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  9. TonyRomo09

    TonyRomo09 Member

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    well, I thought Rock paper scissor would be a bit too abstract in relation to offense vs. defense.. lol guess I was wrong. gosh all you guys are too old.
  10. tommydo08

    tommydo08 Member

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    This is the first time I've seen something like this happen here. I'm glad I understand because growing up as a 90s kid, Pokemon is no stranger to me.
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  11. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh... Pokemon reference. I thought the drugs were kicking in...
  12. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Pittman4Two's new username?
  13. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    Way happens if you "throw" out a Charizard, say instead of a Charmander?
  14. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Is that what they were? I don't watch Pokémon.

    Bottom line is, the read option is something unexpected. Last game of last year, Ware was crashing in on the dive back and letting RG III go free. That is not the job of the outside defender. He has to either turn up or string out the option. Whatever our dearly departed DC was thinking, he never made the adjustment and continued to have Ware read the inside run. Barry Switzer would have stopped that after the first attempt at the option.

    Maybe modern players didn't see it enough in college to react. But in the 70's and 80's most colleges ran the option/wishbone. Oddly enough the 5-2 Okie defense (3-4 in modern parlance) ended it.
  15. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Why are you using such zany analogies? Just speak in football terms! This is a football message board dude. Defenses loaded the box to stop the run in the 80's and 90's, offenses adapted by throwing, defenses adapted by playing nickle and dime packages, and now the tide is beginning to change again; it's all cyclical.
  16. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I thought the OP was full of typos lol...
  17. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    That's exactly what he said, actually. :D
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  18. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    "At some point the Bulbasaurs will outnumber the Charmander offenses. and Defensive coordinators will have to bench Squirtle for the Charmander Defense..." riiiight...
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  19. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Next time go with a Rocky and Bullwinkle analogy.
  20. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Active Member

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    We get it, you're too cool for pokemon references. Some of us may have enjoyed the novel approach. I know I did.

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