Discussion in 'General NFL Forum' started by Teenwolf, Sep 9, 2018.
Why have all the commentators starting calling the option RPOs?
Am I missing something here?
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.
Yes what you said.
A lot of announcers don't really know what an RPO is.
RPO = run pass option for the QB.
How hard is that
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.
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.
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