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Old 12-01-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/S...r_option112911

I thought this was some good analysis.

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Denver brings something genuinely different to the table with the offense now being designed around QB Tim Tebow (6-foot-3, 245 pounds). The Broncos coaches have essentially binned their playbook and started again, bringing out every known wrinkle of the option that was always thought non-viable at the NFL level.

They will break out standard read-option plays, triple-option plays, inverted wishbone formations, double-options and some wide receiver rushes for good measure. Their offense is designed to play to the strengths Tebow has and his familiarity with the spread-option concepts from his time in college. The entire offense is drawn up to exploit sloppy and ill-disciplined play from defenses and to isolate defenders, forcing them to make a decision about who they attack. So far it has worked, but it can be defeated by staying disciplined and playing assignment football.

Getting far less press than their offensive ingenuity is the defensive scheme that Denver is running. They are running an over shifted 4-3 alignment with their front seven and OLB Von Miller (6-3, 246) usually playing up on the line of scrimmage like a 5th lineman. This allows them to stack against the run, rush the passer from either strong or weak side of the formation and still be able to cover on the back end such is the athleticism of Miller. They also bring a strong safety down into the box frequently and at times their defense looks as much like the old 46 defense as you'll see in the NFL today (including from Buddy Ryan's two sons).
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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They haven't brought out "every known wrinkle of the option". They don't run a complex option scheme for the most part. By the standards of college football, their option looks are pretty vanilla actually. They don't even run the option the majority of the time, and when they do run it, most of the time it's just a read option where Tebow gives or keeps based on what the defense does.

This analysis is silly...
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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The real question that is hanging in everyones minds is could von sack tebow?
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The real question that is hanging in everyones minds is could von sack tebow?
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #5
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The real question that is hanging in everyones minds is could von sack tebow?
the impending collision would create a new big bang and all life would be destroyed in the process(aside from Tebow, Von and Chuck Norris)
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They haven't brought out "every known wrinkle of the option". They don't run a complex option scheme for the most part. By the standards of college football, their option looks are pretty vanilla actually. They don't even run the option the majority of the time, and when they do run it, most of the time it's just a read option where Tebow gives or keeps based on what the defense does.

This analysis is silly...
Its the truth.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:09 AM   #8
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They say it can be defeated by playing disciplined assignment football. Here is what I don't get. What offense can't be stopped if every defender does his job like they drew it up. Are they saying sometimes no matter what offense just so slick it can't be stopped, but only when its a passing offense. The fact is the best your defense can do is 1 on 1 with our skill players outside and Tebow. So yeah dude can set the edge, be their to guard Tebow, but really Tebow just so good he wins those battles. So unless you feel good about your safety or OLB 1 on 1 with Tebow just playing assignment defense won't work.

Fact is Broncos get a few skill players that eat up single coverage we have an advantage because our QB not a p***Y and you have to account for him in the run game.

Broncos just proving them wrong and a bunch of college coaches probably laughing right now.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:38 AM   #9
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I would hate to be in the middle of that collision - holy smokes.
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The thing is even if you are well prepared, that really only helps you if the offense only does that option play on every play. But the Broncos don't, so defenses are not always going to know when it is coming. Plus, it seems defenses by the 4th quarter, are pretty tired and defending such a play becomes harder and harder for defenses to keep discipline and stay to their responsibilities.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:22 AM   #11
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The single biggest thing is that playing assignment football does not play to the strength of NFL defenses, there will always be 1 matchup on the field that favours the offense in any given situation, normally the defense will be able to help mitigate the situation by rolling coverage one way or disguising the matchup. In option football the offense gets to choose the matchup because the defense is forced into full react mode, so you can abuse every bad matchup that comes your way, be it a CB on a RB or a LB on a WR.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:42 AM   #12
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Guy doesn't know what a wishbone is.
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