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  1. Teenwolf

    Teenwolf You are an animal

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    Why have all the commentators starting calling the option RPOs?

    Am I missing something here?
     
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    Not all options, but when the play has choice of either handing the ball to a back or passing the ball it is by definition a RPO (Run Pass Option). Normally it's a designed run play that the line is still run blocking, but the qb has an option to pull the ball and hit a quick pass before the linemen are too far downfield. Eagles had a lot of success with it last year and you will see more of it this year around the league. Miami has used thim during the Gase era. A number of the plays people think are designed straight wr screens are actually RPOs where the qb goes to the receiver if the defense has 8 men in the box to stop the run.
     
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    Yes what you said.
     
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    A lot of announcers don't really know what an RPO is.
     
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    lol
     
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    RPO = run pass option for the QB.

    How hard is that :shrug:
     
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    I think some people see a playaction pass and confuse it with an RPO. I can see how they might get tripped up, the key is to also focus on what the line is doing. If the line is run blocking and it's a pass you're looking at an RPO.
     
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    I've seen multiple announcers say RPO, when it's really just a play action out of the shotgun. In fairness, it's not as easy to narrate a game as it looks.
     
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    To an average fan who didn't play football and just watches the games, I am guessing there are a lot them Googling RPO Football. To a person in fiance it means Recovery Point Objective to a person in Human Resources it means Recruitment Process Outsourcing and if you're from Upstate NY near Rochester it means the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra :chuckle:
     
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    It's essentially the same thing in terms of your keys. Got a give key and a pitch key running the option, only difference with RPO is you have a throw key instead of a pitch key. Still reading the same guy most of the time and leaving the same guy (usually EMOL) unblocked.

    You're correct. It's the option except from the shotgun with a pass option built in.
     
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  11. Teenwolf

    Teenwolf You are an animal

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    Thanks for all of your comments, I only just saw these.

    I think the term 'RPO' has become more in vogue lately, especially with NFL commentators. I watch a lot more college ball so am not used to hearing the term as often.
     

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