Re: Training camp 2013
I asked a generalized read option question the other day re: SF & Seattle. The question isn't exactly the way I worded it, but it never is. This was the answer 7/29:
(on defending the read-option and playing more teams that employ that scheme this season) “We always do things or put things in that we may not necessarily do because we have to do it to prepare for other teams. It is something that we’re going to teach here in a couple of days as part of our progression, so that we can get our defense ready to do that. That doesn’t mean we’re going to be a read-option team. We’ve got to go with what we have strength-wise as a team, but you’re always teaching things. (Defensive Coordinator) Wade (Phillips) has to run some defensive schemes so that we can get ready offensively. We have to do the same thing as them offensively to get Wade and them ready. It’s all part of the grand scheme and obviously it’s a big part of football right now.”
They start off teaching the basics of the defense from scratch so that the rookies know it and then install more of it.