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Seahawks read-option baffled the Bears

QB Russell Wilson (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Chicago had no answer for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' use of the read-option offense, particularly late in Sunday's game, when Wilson ate up the Bears using his legs.

In the NFL, you don't see a lot of option plays. Only the most mobile of signal callers – Michael Vick, Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III – can have success with an offense that relies as much on a quarterback's legs as his arm. While read option is successful at the college and high school levels, the speed and size of NFL defenders limits its effectiveness. It also puts the quarterback at high risk... Recommended Stories