Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked about the read option during his enthralling daily press conference, on Wednesday. Then someone threw out a question about whether he was going to have Aaron Rodgers start running the read option.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked if Aaron Rodgers might start running the read-option. His response was perfect. pic.twitter.com/lPDV8SsIBD
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 30, 2015
We’d agree and we initially just glanced over that comment because, of course.
But the Packers have seen read option the past two weeks. Russell Wilson had plenty of success running it and Alex Smith, well… is Alex Smith. The Packers are surely going to get some more read option from the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick this Sunday.
And why wouldn’t they? They’ve never been able to stop that clown from running.
When you consider all this read option, that comment looks a little bit less like stating the obvious and little bit more like Big Mike saying, “Only teams with inferior quarterbacks run the read option.”
The Packers don’t run the read option because they don’t have to run the read option. They actually have a quarterback that can make throws.
Know what I’m saying?
I CAN’T FREAKING WAIT TO SEE COLIN KAEPERDICK GET HIS HEAD BEAT INTO THE GROUND HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS TO SEE THIS GUY GET BEAT!
Maybe that. And/or maybe that running the read option leaves a qb way more susceptible to taking big hits and becoming useless. (*cough cough* rg3 *cough*)
… or he doesn’t need to run it? We don’t have a problem moving the ball, so we don’t need to do gimmick plays. Almost every D in the league has worked it out by now (except ours). I am very glad the read option phase died out.