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I think the fact that we already started the process of adding more RPO into our system after we made Tua our starter makes it pretty obvious that we are moving that direction. How much? Only time will tell. Something else that you might read into more RPO is that Gailey leaving may have had a lot to do with this scheme decision by Flores. Anyhow - regardless of the fact that the season hasn't started yet and all we can do is discuss rumors, predictions, etc that's exactly what the offseason is for. We don't keep a forum active by not discussing hopeful or probable football talk. There's enough very knowledgeable football people discussing Miami using the RPO enough to make it a good subject for us to discuss especially since everything our team has done to improve involves supporting Tua. Using a scheme that had him become one of the most talked about college football players in NCAA history would probably be a good move by our staff.As yet, there is no evidence of an RPO focus. Rumors, predictions, comments, but no evidence. I expect RPO, but I don't expect a heavy reliance.
Aside from the film breakdown above showing we have already started implementing the RPO as part of our scheme for Tua (not much at all for Fitzmagic) here is some of the discussion coming into this year about our focus on supporting Tua in schemes he's good at and with players that are explosive and can exploit defenses, especially vs man coverages when 8 are in the box.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores believes that Waddle can take advantage of one-on-one matchups. He told local reporters via Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, that Waddle has the speed to take advantage of favorable alignments when defensives load the box.
“I think it [helps] a lot,” Flores said. “I think if you’ve got guys who can run on the perimeter, if you load the box, there’s more opportunity for 1-on-1 matchups and opportunities downfield. Defenses have to make that decision when you have those types of players on the field and again, if you don’t load the box and you play for those big plays, then there’s less people in the box and less people to block and I think it really becomes kind of a numbers math game. If you get those guys blocked, there’s more space to run.”
Flores just explained what he expects Waddle to do in our RPO package when we get the pass read.
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Other RPO trends / News:
Why NFL offenses needs to expand their RPO packages ahead of the 2021 NFL season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
NFL coaches, sometimes slow to adapt ideas from lower levels of football, could make their lives a lot easier by bumping up their usage of RPOs.