Originally Posted by sameoldjets
there are reasons why the option and the option type qb is not used that much in the nfl and it's mostly because teams just can't find the right mix of personnel to make it work game in and game out. the teams need to use the talents of the players they have. qb that do come out and can run or pass well can succeed for a short time until they get walloped that one time. vick had all the talent as a runner but isn't doing so well, rg3 may have a career ending injury, tebow just couldn't throw well enough to give the option an option. and why run an option when it's easier to simply get a passer who can pass some receivers and an oline to pass block and put lots of points up simply by passing.
The thing is, no one is running "the option" right now, this is a completely different offense.
First off, the reason the traditional option wasnt able to be run in the pros was because defenses were too fast, but that was because teams never threw out of the option plays....now that has completely changed.
Now when you look at the players running this offense, the threat to pass is equal to the threat of the run, making it much more difficult to defend.
I think that basic read option plays, even with the Non- RGIIIs of the world (basically QBs with aaron rogers-type/above average athleticism) will be party of evey playbook as they are very difficult to defend and allow for teams that dont have peyton or brady to be more efficient on offense.