Different options in Tennessee

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by axman40, May 18, 2006.

  1. axman40

    axman40 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,733
    Likes Received:
    542
    Location:
    Austin
    The Tennessee Titans are exploring their options. Or, more specifically, the option.

    Since the NFL draft wrapped up, the Titans have begun studying various option formations, with the intent of making some a limited part of their playbook this season for their first-round pick, Vince Young.

    http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9447461

    :spy:
     
  2. tsip

    tsip Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,277
    Likes Received:
    40
    Hey. at least Vince has a couple of old UT team mates he can throw to and look for help-- Sloan Thomas and Bo Scaiffe.
     
  3. TwinSisters

    TwinSisters Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    In my mind.
    Yeah I just saw this... I actually hope they do run it. It'll end a 20 year debate about whether or not the option would work in the modern NFL. The counter argument I hear the most is that turnovers are not worth the risk on a lateral pitch and that even 3rd string NFL players are too good and quick to bite on the option. I guess that same quickness would make a shovel pass option just as risky.

    Plus the occasional "the QB is to valuable to risk getting hurt running" argument.

    I think the play action bootleg is the NFL version of the option
    ( although I think pass or run is determined before the snap most of the time )

    EDIT:

    This is kinda interesting too... I guess in the modern NFL, it is damn near impossible to take anybody by surprise. Maybe they shut Adam out, so he got pissed and printed the story! :)
     
  4. swtbound07

    swtbound07 Jackass of Day!

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2004
    Messages:
    9,474
    Likes Received:
    758
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
    this ought to be fun to watch
     
  5. CoastalTexan

    CoastalTexan Veteran

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Houston
    He's gonna be hit by a SS or LB every play, he better get to know the trainer.
     
  6. kastofsna

    kastofsna Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,438
    Likes Received:
    245
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    much like the NFL is thinking of changing the numbering system for reggie bush, rumors are that the league is trying to make the forward pass illegal for young. sad how these rookies take over the league.
     
  7. geofb

    geofb Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    3
    Yikes, I know. I really hope the Titans do not run the option. My fear is if they run it Vince will get injured/banged up often and it will shorten his career. This would be bad for the Texans. If he stays healthy his whole career he likely will turn out to be a mediocre to poor NFL QB for a decade or so. But if his career is cut short by injuries, the Titans might stumble onto a really good QB to replace him.
     
  8. GoPats

    GoPats Veteran

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    13
    I'm sure opinions will vary, but IMHO, this makes a lot more sense than trying to have Michael Vick run a version of the West Coast offense.
     


  9. edo783

    edo783 Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,715
    Likes Received:
    311
    Location:
    Houston, again.
    While that is true, it still doesn't make it smart for them to run the option.
     
  10. GoPats

    GoPats Veteran

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    13
    I guess my take is simply that if you're going to pick a guy like Young, you should use his talents to their fullest instead of trying to jam a square peg into a round hole.
     
  11. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,940
    Likes Received:
    449
    My defensive option is to hit the QB. Always hit the QB. Even if he pitches it off, hit him. Let's see if the 2nd stringer can run it. Oh and especially if it is your division foe, you really hit the QB. They will score but you make sure that they think again about running that option.

    This usually causes the QB to pitch early or the coach to stay away from it.
     
  12. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,940
    Likes Received:
    449
    My defensive option is to hit the QB. Always hit the QB. Even if he pitches it off, hit him. Let's see if the 2nd stringer can run it. Oh and especially if it is your division foe, you really hit the QB. They will score but you make sure that they think again about running that option.

    This usually causes the QB to pitch early or the coach to stay away from it.
     
  13. dtran04

    dtran04 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,660
    Likes Received:
    54

    That's a good point. Theres no way the QB will be protected by the refs then. I bet the Titans try it once during preseason just for fun. If not, I would be licking my chops if I was a linebacker.
     
  14. aj.

    aj. Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,769
    Likes Received:
    347
    Dramatically increasing the exposure of your 'franchise' QB's knees to helmets mounted on the tips of 250 lb missiles is not smart. This isn't the Big 12 anymore.
     
  15. edo783

    edo783 Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,715
    Likes Received:
    311
    Location:
    Houston, again.
    That is exactly what Rob Woodson on NFL Total Access said everyone would do. He said they would put the hurt on him and keep puting the hurt on him and pretty quickly the coaches would see it isn't what you want to do with your QB. The minute he starts runing with the ball, he is a target and they will rough him up.
     
  16. kastofsna

    kastofsna Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,438
    Likes Received:
    245
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    watch the 2001 rose bowl between miami and nebraska to see how well the option works against what is as close to a pro defense that you'll find in college football. nebraska was completely shutdown. too much speed and size.
     
  17. TreWardTxn

    TreWardTxn Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    7
    This will be goal line/short yardage situational use only; just another way to make the defense think instead of react. I'm sure they hope that this will help build Young's confidence, but it won't be a staple of the offense...
     
  18. Hulk75

    Hulk75 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Santa Cruz,California
    I am telling you the option in NFL:confused: , I dont care if it is 2 times a game, somebody is going to get killed, RB, QB somebody.:crutch:
     
  19. Hulk75

    Hulk75 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Santa Cruz,California
    I hope not on the goaline, they better do it out in the open field, do you know how many guys have there ears pinned back on the goaline.
    I am not saying it will not work a couple times but someone like I said could get blasted.
     

Share This Page