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Even Jesus Christ can't stop the read option out of the pistol. RAAAAWWWWR!
I'm fairly certain though that the only person who CAN stop it is Chuck Norris.
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So Alex Smith is gonna come in at the end and throw a touchdown followed by sneaking in a 2pt conversion to go to overtime?
In all seriousness- I want the Ravens to win because I'm a huge Flacco fan-- I've even had to defend him to Ravens fans at times. What's gonna suck is that after they win, I'll have to hear Ravens fans tell me about how awesome Joe Flacco is.
It might just be the bias in me, but when I see the way Seattle and San Fran run the pistol, they seem to use Wilson/Kap more to try and catch the defense napping, a much more "opportunistic" version.
It seems like when RGIII is running the pistol/read option, he is firmly in command of what is going on, and is making the decision himself at the right time, on what to do with the ball, as opposed to "hey, I think we can trick the defense on this play"
This isn't a knock either way, as both versions have been effective, I just think there is a difference when watching how the three teams use the formation.
Also, I'm over the 'Skins loss now, but I am tired of all these johnny-come-lately folks acting like Harbaugh and Kap invented the read option.
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On a strict playing field level, I rewatch our games, and we look like a different football team when we play on Field Turff. We've got a lot of speed on the team. Some of our best offense gaves came on Field Turf. I look at that as an advantage for us, whatever people think about football "being meant to be played in the grass and dirt" and all that other crap.
On a health issue, our field is a ****ing mess and it's not an advantage of any kind if our players are just as likely to get hurt as the other team. And furthermore, the goal shouldn't be for our field to injure anyone.
Besides that, Ed Reed's comments are bull****. A bad field didn't stop the Ravens defense. They got outplayed and out executed a lot of that game. The field was secondary, if it was even a factor at all; lord knows the field was in better shape at that point than it would be a few weeks later.
The pistol offense and the read-option were invented by Chris Ault, the former Nevada coach. Kaepernick learned the offense in college, with Ault as his coach, and is perfect for it, just like Griffin is.
Here's a great article on it:
Last edited by Timmy Smith; February-1st-2013 at 06:42 PM.
Along with an interview with Ault talking about RG3 and Shanahan today for those that missed it.
Last edited by MadMonkey; February-1st-2013 at 06:51 PM.
Wait, I thought Kaepernick was the first QB in the history of the NFL to use the pistol read option? How could RGIII have helped the Ravens prepare for something the 49ers invented and are the sole users of?
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The first thing Snyder did as owner was fire the grounds crew. I have a very strong feeling that Shanny decided a bad field worked in our advantage. It makes sense given all the play action and read option stuff we run. The field is bad on purpose.
I hope they get blown the hell out!
Jim Haslett is a horrible coach.
The SF read option caught GB off guard. Baltimore is ready for it.
SF is just better than Atlanta, but it was still a close game. If Atlanta had kept running, it would be a Atl-Balt SB. Of course, the Atl defense was a bit too small.
I think Baltimore may surprise a lot of people with their preparation. Their defense is bigger than GBs or Atlanta's and smarter too.I think SF has benefited a lot from bad defenses and Colin K. hasn't been hit hard. Baltimore will nail him.
Flacco is going to be next Golden Boy. I think he'll play a terrific game. I'm not a fan of his, BTW, but he is pretty good now.
Of course, I could be wrong on all of this.
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