During the past NFL season, we’ve seen several teams incorporate various “option” concepts into their base offense. The “Read Option” from the Pistol or Shotgun formation has not only become a nightmare for opposing defense coordinators but for APBA Football gamers too. The nature of the play is for the quarterback to read the isolated defender and either had the ball off to the running back if the defender maintains outside containment or tuck the ball and run to the outside if the defender goes inside for the running back. APBA Football rules prohibit the quarterback from running outside unless it’s a scramble or once a game on a bootleg (trick play). I’m very curious how the game company is going to address this issue since this is a designed run and not a scramble.
I have no idea what their solution will be, however, I know how I’m going to handle it during my current replay. Tim Tebow will see his first game action in next week’s matchups and will become the full-time starter the following week. The “Read Option” became a big part of Denver’s offense with Tim Tebow averaging around 8 carries per week. During a game against the Chargers, he had 22 rushing attempts. His card has three scramble numbers resulting in one scramble per every 12 passing attempts. So if he had 20 passing attempts and 8 runs in an actual game, I’m going to assume 2 of those runs were scrambles resulting in 6 designed runs. Since his “R” column is not the typical scramble numbers (3-5-7), I will abide by the rules and run him inside on the designed runs or outside once a game on a bootleg.