Originally Posted by patman
I got ahead of myself- When i read "read option" i think of the qb option. My mistake. many teams in the nfl run the read option out of the spread. What the author is describing is just that an audible based on the alignment of the backer. With Wilson either in a traditional shotgun with Lynch on the side or the pistol with Wilson taking the snap 1 step further back, but Lynch still in the I.
The pats in a sense run a read option spread with a ZBS. My point is that Seattle does not run designed run plays for Wilson. Carroll desire for a similar qb is the same reason that BB picked Mallet, You want continuity in play development. I didn't say that Seattle would not want to get more athletic at qb.
Pat, that's incorrect. The play in question was a straight Read/Option with the QB and the RB. If the defender being "read" crashed down to take the RB, Wilson would have kept the ball. If defender stays out to take the QB, ball gets handed to Lynch
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