Originally Posted by 76Texan
Oh, there's no problem with optioning a certain defender in certain situations. And surely the QBs were well drilled to make the correct decision. But in the heat of competition, we've seen that sometimes things don't turn out as planned. I'll come back with some illustration later.
That particular play you brought up, PN, falls into "the other category" that I had mentioned (quick timing pattern).
All the D-linemen were accounted for.
The LB who came up was Schaub's responsibility.
He came up on the playside where it's easier to check.
It was a short timing pattern:
Schaub let go of the ball in about one second, just a hair over.
AJ was less than 5 yards past the LOS.
So ingenius play design is another option.....
I hope Shanahan and Kubiak are taking notes.