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Rodgers: Read-option merely a fad

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08:02 AM ET 01.18 | The read-option approach may be all the rage in a few NFL cities. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has some running skills, is not at all interested in operating an offense that uses a read option. "I think the league is cyclical," Rodgers said on his radio show. "Things have come back around that have been used 20, 30 years ago. But this too, I think, will pass. Some of the pistol, read-option stuff will eventually pass. Now it might not be for 10 more years. The athletic quarterback, I don't think, is going to pass at all. You have seen the trend with more and more guys who can make plays when the pocket breaks down, who can extend plays, who are also good passers. You will continue to see that."

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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January 18, 2013  08:10 AM ET

1. Draft an athletic running quarterback.
2. Base your offense on read-option.
3. Get picked to go all the way by mid-season.
4. Wait for the season-ending injury.
5. Pack your golf clubs for a January vacation.

January 18, 2013  08:11 AM ET

And whatever happened to the Wildcat?

January 18, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

1. Draft an athletic running quarterback.2. Base your offense on read-option.3. Get picked to go all the way by mid-season.4. Wait for the season-ending injury.5. Pack your golf clubs for a January vacation.

Couldn't agree more. Defenses will always figure it out that's why I'm highly critical of the Skin's success next season if RGIII comes back.

January 18, 2013  08:45 AM ET

It would be great if at the end of his career he gets replaced by a read-option quarterback.

January 18, 2013  09:15 AM ET

For the sake of your defense, Aaron - you had better hope so.

January 18, 2013  09:34 AM ET

DCs adjust too. Schemes, personnel and the like. It still comes down to can an offense block well enough to make a theory work and can a defense tackle well enough to stop you.

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January 18, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And whatever happened to the Wildcat?

Someone watched it happen one time = party's over.

January 18, 2013  10:20 AM ET

it's a copy cat league..not sure its cyclical...if its cyclical we should be seeing triple wing offenses by now...

January 18, 2013  10:28 AM ET

and leather helmets

January 18, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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DCs adjust too. Schemes, personnel and the like. It still comes down to can an offense block well enough to make a theory work and can a defense tackle well enough to stop you.

Exactly!!! That is what football is all about!!! Good comment!!!

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January 18, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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The Skins will be Cousins' team by the time RGIII gets back.

Hater.

January 18, 2013  10:46 AM ET

The butthurt is strong with Rodgers.

January 18, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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For the sake of your defense, Aaron - you had better hope so.

He better do a few Hail Marys at church then.

January 18, 2013  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

1. Draft an athletic running quarterback.2. Base your offense on read-option.3. Get picked to go all the way by mid-season.4. Wait for the season-ending injury.5. Pack your golf clubs for a January vacation.

Most QBs that the NFL will be choosing from will come a read-option, they are already hiring coaches that know how to use this ??? just look at the 49ers, Redskins, Seahawks and you can see alittle bit of it with the Pats to some extent and you'll see it with the Eagles.

January 18, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Exactly!!! That is what football is all about!!! Good comment!!!

"Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling."

Vince Lombardi.

January 18, 2013  11:40 AM ET

These new read-option QBs are exciting and fun to watch. But, Aaron is absolutely right. Remember the hype when Vick got to the nfl? All the rage was his type would force all the pocket passers out of the game. But injuries will be the ultimate equalizer for these read-option guys. That, and like 50 said, DC's will adjust. Same with the wildcat.

Out of the 4 QBs still left in playoffs, 3 of them are pocket passers. and the one read-option guy was lucky enough to play a team that was completely and utterly overwhelmed defending the read-option. I remember when the Dolphins debuted the Wildcat, and completely and utterly embarassed the Patriots. I do not recall the Pats ever losing to a wildcat team since, and in fact, detroyed Miami their next meeting, with like ~39 net wildcat yards that game.

 
January 18, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

"Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling."Vince Lombardi.

DD, thanks!!!! Vince has always been one of my favorites. My favorite quote by him was,"If you're on time for an appointment, you are already 15 minutes late!!!!

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