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jhns
12-07-2011, 12:24 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/statsinfo/post/_/id/33815/inside-denvers-option-offense

Inside Denver's option offense

The Option

In the last seven games, more than 37 percent of Denver's designed run plays featured some form of the option. Running back Willis McGahee and Tebow have been extremely effective on these plays, gaining 8.2 and 7.4 yards per rush, respectively. Each player also averages fewer than three rush attempts per first down.

The Bears must plug the middle to contain McGahee. Of his 31 option rush attempts since the start of Week 7, 17 have been up the middle; and he has 170 yards, seven first downs and a touchdown on those plays.

When electing to keep the ball on option plays, Tebow has been at his best outside the tackles. Tebow has kept the ball on 25 option plays since taking over as the starter, and 13 of those plays have gone outside the tackles, for 121 yards and six first downs.

It should be noted that neither McGahee nor Tebow has an option rush attempt inside the red zone in the past seven games.

jhns
12-07-2011, 12:26 PM
More in the link. There is also an interactive picture that you can use to see the breakdowns by formation.

Jay3
12-07-2011, 12:30 PM
It should be noted that neither McGahee nor Tebow has an option rush attempt inside the red zone in the past seven games.

There's been an unusually low number of red zone trips for the Broncos -- they tend to score with either a long run or a throw that begins beyond the red zone.

And within the red zone, including 2 point conversions, it's more like "Yeah, there will be no option here. My name is Tim Tebow and I will be running it into the endzone, thanks."

strafen
12-07-2011, 12:38 PM
What I like most of all of this is that we can always surprise teams with the pass.

I think at this point no team can ever guess at what time during the game we're going to pass the ball, so I think that's a great competitive advantage to have...

Mecklomaniac
12-07-2011, 12:47 PM
There's been an unusually low number of red zone trips for the Broncos -- they tend to score with either a long run or a throw that begins beyond the red zone.

And within the red zone, including 2 point conversions, it's more like "Yeah, there will be no option here. My name is Tim Tebow and I will be running it into the endzone, thanks."


LOL This.

:tebow: Your endzone are belong to me

TonyR
12-07-2011, 12:49 PM
So jhns, does ESPN "suck" or not?

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=3407639&postcount=28

Dedhed
12-07-2011, 01:22 PM
The Bears must plug the middle to contain McGahee.

Tebow has been at his best outside the tackles. Wow, really heady stuff here from ESPiN. So what they're saying is that the Bears need to stop the inside and outside run?

It should be noted that neither McGahee nor Tebow has an option rush attempt inside the red zone in the past seven games.

The 2 pointer against the Vikings was an option run.

jhns
12-07-2011, 01:33 PM
So jhns, does ESPN "suck" or not?

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=3407639&postcount=28

That post doesn't say anything about my opinion on the matter. It is just pointing out your stupidity. Nice reach though.

jhns
12-07-2011, 01:35 PM
The 2 pointer against the Vikings was an option run.

That popped into my head right away as well. It was a play action though, not an option.

Dedhed
12-07-2011, 01:37 PM
It was a play action though, not an option.

Hard to tell. I think it was an "option" where Tebow had pretty much decided before the snap to keep it himself.