The trick is to be multiple with your offense. All those guys do a lot of different things and the idea is to give the defense one more thing to think about. What makes it so effective though is the combination with a lethal passing game - which you will never have with Tebow...
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.
Also, most of those 2nd and 3rd tier QB's really DON'T win many games. That's why the BIG name QB'S are always in the playoffs and the "inferior" ones are at home watching.
It is difficult for him to JUST read the plays in a playbook and do them. He needs practice to walk through the motions in practice. Once he has done that he knows them as well as any QB. At FL they took the time to do that. The Jets never took the interest in working with his dyslexia.
Tebow can succeed if a coach will take the time to develop him and walk him through the plays in practice.
I don't really expect many people on this blog to consider this as minds are made up. It is easier to just repeat what they have heard and say he is garbage, trash, and cannot throw. He did do more than Manning though and threw a winning TD in overtime. Imagine that.
Your linebacking corps have to be fast, and a 3-4 will be best.
One of your safeties has to be good in coverage.
Not saying Rodgers is a read option guy, but he does run and if you noticed, the Niners, notorious for not being blitz-happy sure sent 4.5/4.4 LB Patrick Willis on blitzes alot...........
For the past 12 years you've needed an elite QB to win a Super Bowl.There are "pocket passers" or "elite QBs" that are way better than most of the other starting QBs in the league. Does that mean the rest of the QBs in the NFL should give up? No.
There are 32 starting QBs in the NFL and every QB can't be a Brady, Rodgers, Brees, or Kaepernick. Somehow these "inferior" QBs manage to win games. Maybe because it takes a TEAM to win - not just a great QB or star RB.
If Kaepernick wins the Super Bowl then that will support that a guy who is not necessarily a great passer can win you the Super Bowl if he can run the ball.
And by the way, I have no love for Sanchez either ... I want him cut as soon as possible and for this team to go in a new direction at QB. I just don't feel, personally, that Tebow is the correct route to go. Watching Wilson and Kaepernick in what I saw this weekend, both are strong at passing and can run also. Tebow to me is fairly strong at running, but not strong at all at passing. Again, in only TWO games last year did he complete over 50% of his passes.
Everyone knows that Tebow was terrible the first 3 1/2 quarters and then lit it up. That's because what he does is perfect for the prevent defense. NE figured that out and put a stop to it. No one knows why coaches still insist on running it, but if we can get them to run it all game against us then we've got ourselves a QB.
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.