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Old January 13 2013, 06:42 PM   #790
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Re: NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

SmoothieX wrote: View Post
I keep hearing the read option and wildcat are two different styles of offense, but they never explain the difference on tv.
The Wildcat involves a direct snap to a player lined up as the running back and has an unbalanced line, whereas the read-option involves the potential for the quarterback to run it himself, or hand off to the fullback or running back.

Discussion of the Wildcat has been pretty awful in recent years, as commentators like to refer to it as an offensive system, when it's really more of a line formation.
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