Three-and-out: Vikings getting a cram session on read-option

  • Article by: Chip Scoggins , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2013 - 12:49 AM

 

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petesakesNov. 6, 13 7:42 AM

how do you stop the read-option? easy, hit the Q.B. at all cost.

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VirginiaVikeNov. 6, 1312:00 PM

I have been saying for weeks the Vikings should consider the read-option with their athletic QB, but apparently that takes too much creativity. I know it takes time to implement, but if they had started working on it weeks ago in practice - little by little - now they would have a whole entire package for it. We keep trying to shove a square into a round hole. Also, does this team not know the wheel route, set up the out and up with a few outs? How about a read option quick dump or smash route to the TE or slanting WR? There seems to be no set up to this offense at all. It's just point and click, point and click.

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