We go to the film room to analyze Chicago's failed attempt at a second-quarter first down, a play in…
Seahawks read-option baffled the Bears
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 of injury. Only smart, athletic quarterbacks can pull it off with any modicum of success. The Seattle Seahawks have one of those players in Russell Wilson. Against the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon, the Seahawks struggled to put points on the board. Wilson and Seattle's offense had just 10 points starting a drive at their own 3-yard line with just 3:40 left in the game. Down by four points, the visiting team needed a touchdown to take the lead. Three points would do them no good. Seattle then turned almost exclusively to read option plays and carved up Chicago's defense. The 97-yard...
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