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Thread: The Dolphins plan to run the read-option in 2013.

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    Breaking The Dolphins plan to run the read-option in 2013.

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/02/13/mi...ll-read-option

    Tannehill has the athleticism needed for the scheme to work. He played wide receiver for the first two years at Texas A&M and could be a threat running.But he doesn’t have the experience running the ball that others have and may not be the ideal fit. During his last year at Texas A&M, Tannehill ran 58 times for 306 yards. Griffin III ran 179 times for 699 yards and Kaepernick ran 173 times for 1,206 yards in their final seasons in college.
    Tannehill, the eighth pick in last year’s draft, started all 16 games as a rookie. He completed 58 percent of his passes and threw for 3,294 yards. He also tossed 12 touchdowns (versus 13 interceptions). He ran 49 times.
    The Dolphins ranked 27th in total offense last season.
    Thought's on this? Tannehill hs the athleticism to make it work. How does this effect us in the draft/free agency?
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    Sparingly! Lets not get carried away here.
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    You know I think it could work if used sparingly because it scares me to think about the chances of losing him to an injury. In my mind I see him as I saw Alex Smith run it some last year before he got hurt. Tannehill wouldn't be like Griffin but could be efficient at it.
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    There was several moments this season where Tannehill had big lanes to run but didnt. He was a WR so he does have the athletism to do it. But much increased chance of injuries. I don't know how I fully feel about us hoping on this new running QB bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miami 13 View Post
    There was several moments this season where Tannehill had big lanes to run but didnt. He was a WR so he does have the athletism to do it. But much increased chance of injuries. I don't know how I fully feel about us hoping on this new running QB bandwagon.
    It really didn't bother me as much as it would say this upcoming year.. It was kind of the reverse order of a young QB. Normally skiddish and taking off early, our young QB move around, analyzed the field, and threw late in the play. Veteran things but not enough talent to make it work often enough. Later in the year he started taking advantage of his ability and took of for huge running gains. He's got pretty good speed. I'd rather see him do more of that then actually designed to run.

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    I don't like the QB running the ball as a designed play. Griffin is learning that NFL defenses are faster and hit harder. If he is unable to adapt from running at the first hint of pressure to simply moving up into the pocket or stepping away from pressure, he wont last long. Read option in the NFL is a recipe for disaster.
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    Every team in the NFL except for the Broncos and Pats will be running some form of the read option next year.

    Tannehil injured his knee and was wearing a knee brace for about a third of the season. They couldn't run him too much even if they wanted to for many games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcdrover View Post
    Every team in the NFL except for the Broncos and Pats will be running some form of the read option next year.

    Tannehil injured his knee and was wearing a knee brace for about a third of the season. They couldn't run him too much even if they wanted to for many games.
    And I'd not be totally sure they would not run a couple. The Pats use the passing version of the spread offense, they went 4 years in a row down to Gainesville to talk to Urban Meyer about it. I can see both of them using back up QBs to run it a few times. But, pulling Manning and Brady is hard to do...

    We have of course Tebow to blame for this. NFL coaches saw him with the Broncos running it almost full time and saw that it could be done. The flaw is that the reason it can be done a lot is Tebow's size and strength, almost no one has it beside him.

    But this, like the other offenses that will use it is not full time, it is something that will add to the workload of the defense playing us and hopefully make some big plays. Tannehill did not run that often compared to Rg3 etc, only about 30% of Kap and RG3
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    I'm all for it, but I don't think it's as much a strong point for Tannehill as people would think based on his pure speed or history at WR.
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    I'm a believer in minimizing the contact to your quarterback at all costs.

    Best case scenario for me with Tannehill is using him in roll outs and having the ability to tuck it and run when the pocket breaks down and slide.....

    He's your franchise, keep him upright. Once the league catches up to the spread option, and they will to some extent... the risk will far outweigh the reward.
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