Thread: The Read-Option
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Old 10-03-2012   #14
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Default Re: The Read-Option

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Originally Posted by dream_team View Post
If I was a Jets coach, I would seriously consider giving the Texans a heavy dose of the read-option with Tebow. There are just too many reasons why they should.

1. Sanchez & the offense has looked horrible!
2. Both starting receivers are injured and most likely won't play (Holmes & Hill)
3. If the Texans defense has a weakness, it's against the run
4. Keep the Texans offense on the sidelines

If the Jets go with this approach, how do you think we'll do? How do you suggest defending the read-option? I keep thinking back to the Panthers game last season. I know Tebow isn't anywhere close to the QB & athlete Cam is, but the Panthers were successful when they did run those read-option plays.
The Panthers went with the zone read only 3 times (all in the fourth quarter).
The rest of Newton's runs was QB scrambles (I don't think I miss any.)

He gained 13, 8, and 3.
Newton's shiftiness and explosiveness on second gear made quite a few defenders miss (name some of your favorite front seven players.)
A good play by any of them could have stopped the play somewhere around the LOS.

Tebow has very good athleticism, but he's no Cam Newton.

The zone read or wildcat is best defended by interrupting the mess point (per coaches like Cowher).
A defense that gears to penetrate the backfield like the Texans is as well-equipped to stop this scheme as any.

Obviously, the offense schemes to block the defenders from penetrating.
It remains to see which one can execute better.

The variable is Tebow, and like I said, he's no Cam Newton.
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