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Thread: Could Tannehill excel with more 'read-option' plays

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    Player Could Tannehill excel with more 'read-option' plays

    When he started running more late in the year, often in plays that resembled those of the 49'ers or Redskins, I was excited by the bursts of speed Tanny exhibited.
    I knew that he had been a major division I college WR so I shouldn't ave been too surprised by some speed, but, gosh-darn he sure made 20 yards disappear in a heartbeat, didn't he!?
    But with the physique he has plus not seeming to have that 'shake&bake' element of a true rusher, I wonder if he's too 'white' (plenty of black QBs have been 'too white' too) to be a good, consistent read-option QB. I would think, just as a RB would have to throw well enough to be a real threat in the wildcat, I would think that a QB would have to be enough of a true rushing threat to really thrive in the read-option offense.

    What say you, finheaven? Should Miami implement more read-option or not?
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    Absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind. Being somewhat of a hybrid QB/WR, he would excel in a read option "type" of offense. But with that being said.....I think Philbin has other things in mind for Tanney.
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    He could, but he shouldn't. The less often your QB gets hit, the better. We already saw Griffin injured twice this season. Besides, much like the Wildcat, defenses will catch up to the read-option, killing it's effectiveness...

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    sure...if you want to shorten his shelf life
    hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
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    sure...if you want to shorten his shelf life
    This, let the Redskins rush RG3 to early retirement but lets keep Tannehill healthy please.
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    Let's just have him play QB and run occasionally for first downs more like A.Rodgers please!
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    Id rather have a QB like Aaron Rodgers who can throw the ball and run as a last resort.
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    It's all about taking punishment which the read-option invites, for a QB.

    Better to have a QB like Rodgers or Flacco who can hurt you with his legs when you least expect it -- give prime protection to the QB. Plus, it's not a fad. Tried and true -- especially w. passing rules in this league, nowadays.

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    Gimmick offenses don't last long in the NFL.

    Having your FRANCHISE QB taking unnecessary hits is moronic on a epic scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    He could, but he shouldn't. The less often your QB gets hit, the better. We already saw Griffin injured twice this season. Besides, much like the Wildcat, defenses will catch up to the read-option, killing it's effectiveness...
    This.

    A thousand times this.


    I don't mind him tucking & running occasionally, but to make it a focal point? Nope.
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