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
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.
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.