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Old 03-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Mike Tomlin is not a believer in the read-option

Tomlin not a believer in read-option

Updated: March 19, 2013, 1:52 PM ET
By Dan Graziano | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- The read-option may be the NFL's en vogue offensive concept, but to the league's defensive-minded coaches it's just the latest in a long line of puzzles to solve.

"I think it's the flavor of the day," Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "We will see if it's the flavor of the year. We'll see if guys are committed to getting their guys hit."

The success last year of young, athletic quarterbacks such as the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III, Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl running their version of the read-option, is thought to portend a new offensive trend toward dynamic offenses that force defenses to account for more than they're used to seeing.

But as Tomlin's comment hints, the read-option carries risk and exacts from the quarterback a physical price that the small sample size doesn't yet prove teams are willing to pay.

So while the read-option may be the hot concept of the NFL moment, opposing defenses view it instead as something to be stamped out.

"We look forward to stopping it," Tomlin said. "We look forward to eliminating it."

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Default Re: Mike Tomlin is not a believer in the read-option

Raise your hand if you think Washington will use it when RGIII returns.
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Default Re: Mike Tomlin is not a believer in the read-option

The Read-option will be gone once a QB gets hurt its just a matter of time when that happens.
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The Read-option will be gone once a QB gets hurt its just a matter of time when that happens.
RG III already tore his knee apart. They kept running him until the wheels fell off.
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RG III already tore his knee apart. They kept running him until the wheels fell off.
Thats because there the "Redskins" anything else?

If I seen my QB get hurt I would never let him play the read-option again just common sense....
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Default Re: Mike Tomlin is not a believer in the read-option

I'm not in favor of the dink&dunk - it almost got Ben killed.

I guess that makes us even.
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I'm not in favor of the dink&dunk - it almost got Ben killed.

I guess that makes us even.
No that was the case of Ben holding on the ball to long....

It was a freak accident.
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I was at a coaching clinic where there was a lot of topics on the read option and how to stop the read option. Give NFL defenses this offseason to practice how to defend it and you will see it pretty much goes the way of the Wildcat.
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Mike Tomlin is wrong here... dead wrong. It is not the scheme of the read-option that makes it successful but the personnel. What Tomlin needs is the right quarterback to run the offense and that quarterback can be had for cheap. The player I am thinking of has the greatest set of intangibles in NFL history and if you don't believe me then measure those intangibles- they are off the chart! I am talking about none other than Tim Tebow. Graced by the power of God he was able to take the hapless Broncos to a playoff win over these very same Steelers. The read-option can work in Pittsburgh and it all comes down to one man- Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!
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Mike Tomlin is wrong here... dead wrong. It is not the scheme of the read-option that makes it successful but the personnel. What Tomlin needs is the right quarterback to run the offense and that quarterback can be had for cheap. The player I am thinking of has the greatest set of intangibles in NFL history and if you don't believe me then measure those intangibles- they are off the chart! I am talking about none other than Tim Tebow. Graced by the power of God he was able to take the hapless Broncos to a playoff win over these very same Steelers. The read-option can work in Pittsburgh and it all comes down to one man- Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!
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