Originally Posted by Demosthenes9
In the end, Sparano's play calling was a mixed bag so to speak. Some were great, others good, yet others left you asking WTF ??
As people have pointed out, after Tebow took the ball down to the 4 and got 1st and goal, he should have stuck with 1 QB. Either put Sanchez in and let him take 3 shots, or put Tebow in and give him the 3 shots.
Still steaming that apparently, Sparano's creativity with the Wildcat consists of running the very same plays that everyone else has done with the Wildcat. Get on the damned phone, call Urban Meyer and/or Dan Mullen and get some advice from them on Spread Option football.
Urban Meyer doesn't run the Wildcat. He runs a spread offense...big difference to those who know. When Tebow was there, he ran the spread option (read option) to play to Tebow's strengths.
Wildcat is what Delaware has run forever and what the Dolphins/Jets are running... same guy in motion, same hand off order, it's just a matter of who gets it. Who gets the ball is determined before the snap of the ball. I'm sure Sparano was exposed to it early in his career since he played and coached at northeast schools that play Delaware.
The spread option (option part) is about reading the defense and making the decision about who gets the ball on the fly...big difference.
Meyer ran the option out of the spread offense when Tebow was there. He did not run the wildcat. He does not run the option part except in certain situations with most QBs. It's a straight spread offense with his typical drop back passing qbs.