read option offense
The 49ers face the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park Sunday in a key NFC match-up to open the season. “It’s going to be a good one,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew, noting each defense is tasked with stopping two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.
With the San Francisco 49ers and other teams expected to run a lot more read-option plays using running quarterbacks this season, how do coaches limit the hits the QB will take?
As the Packers did with the 49ers in their loss to San Francisco Saturday, teams are struggling to defend the read option offense. How will defenses adjust to Colin Kaepernick and other running QBs?