- Jun 10, 2018
- Reaction score
- Boynton Bch, Fl
They aren't trying to "fake" anything. It is an option, where they are forcing the defender to choose. Whatever the defender's choice dictates the option chosen.One thing that bugs me massively in RPO is where the RB/QB interaction is not sold properly. A well faked handoff or faked " rollout and throw" only has to fool one defensive player for one second for it to hugely impact the success of the play.
You're talking about nothing more than getting a D player on his heels or breaking down or taking a step in the wrong direction to create the necessary soft spot for a play.
The amount of scheming OCs do to try to generate the same thing is crazy. And yet you see RPO/PA plays all the time where the QB and RB give minimal effort to faking the play. It's such an easy fix too..