For X&O gurus and enthusiasts, bear with me here while I get to the point. FACTS: 1. We know that BB was hanging out with Urban Meyer during the off season the past couple of years. 2. Meyer runs at spread option offense at Florida as he did at Utah. 3. I notice that when the Pats line up in the gun this year, the RB is lined up about a yard further back than the QB- this is very similar to they way they do it at UF and I don't remember seeing the Pats do it before this year. 4. The Pats have switched to a zone blocking scheme this year (like Meyer's offenses us). 5. The bread and butter play for UF and other spread option teams is called the "zone read" or "QB read"; This is a play where the shotgun QB meshes with the RB and has the option to give the handoff or keep it depending on what the defense does. The QB can run or pass if he keeps (sometimes there is also a pitch option). 6. I've noticed on a few play action passes by tha Pats, Brady seems to mesh with the RB (usually Maroney) and pause for a split second before pulling the ball out. SPECULATION: So, is it possible that the Pats are actually running an option / QB read play (or variant thereof) in these cases? None of the announcers ever mention such a thing, but it's not so crazy the think maybe BB/JM are giving Brady- who reads the defense extremely quickly- the choice to throw or hand off, or (gasp) even run. Is it? As a fan of inventive offenses (my favorite college team is Navy) I for one would find it super-cool if that were the case. Perhaps we could even see former Gator Chad Jackson get involved as a motioning pitch man! Discuss. ps - Along the same vein of thought, I loved the Brad Smith counter option the Jets ran against Pittsburgh yesterday. They should give him way more snaps at QB. I hate the Jets but that guy is a fun player to watch.