Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham isn't losing any sleep over defending the read-option. The arrival of running QB's Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick have changed the lanscape of offenses in the NFL. However, it does have its drawbacks and the worse case scenario is losing the QB to big hits. He has studied it and has a plan, but what he see is a danger for the quarterback. Defending the read-option is all about staying with a players responsibilities and hitting the quarterback forcing his read. Exposing the quarterback to linemen and linebackers who will have a direct path to hit them might end up getting them injured. "The problem is for those quarterbacks, one of these days one of them is not going to walk off," Cunningham said, via Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. "It’s a lot of pressure on him to physically do that." "It's a big thing in the league now, and that's why we&#...
2 Comments:
  • So, what are the stats that a read opt qb falls in the catagory of "not walking off" versus a pocket qb "not walking off?"
  • As long as the read-option is mainly a threat rather than a primary means to move the chains, and the QB can read defenses and make all the throws he is probably in less danger than his less mobile brethren.

    Gunther Cunningham is a classless goon akin to the Saints DC bounty-gate guy.
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