This past season, three teams that frequently use the read-option in their offense made it to the playoffs in the Redskins, Seahawks and 49ers. In case you are not sure what the read-option is, check out this piece from our brother blog, Hogs Haven. Basically, a quarterback and running back are left to diagnose a defense and decide who gets to carry the ball. Often times, it is the QB that runs it.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians does not think that is a good thing. In fact, he had this to say to the NFL Network's Rich Eisen (via NFL reporter, Ian Rapoport):
We saw Robert Griffin III of the Redskins tear his ACL once again on a play where he was trying to run the ball downfield. That is just the type of occurrence that is going to prevent Arians from allowing his quarterback to make the same mistake.
Bruce Arians thinks teams will eventually catch up with the read-option, Russell Wilson does not
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