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Can the Patriots use RPO?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by K. Dog, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. K. Dog

    K. Dog On the Game Day Roster

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    The Eagles RPO was obviously effective versus the Patriots and Vikings, among others. Can the Pats adopt it? If not, why not?
     

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    VectorPrime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    lol no.

    god no

    like, what?
     
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  3. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN The fix is in. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Well Brady is a huge threat to run the ball, so I think yeah... they could definitely do it.
     
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  4. MainePatsFan26

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    I'm not too worried about the Patriots offense. We got 33 in the Super Bowl against a good defense.

    Now our defense? I'd prefer for them to learn how to tackle, run, shed blocks, etc. You know, learn how to play football.
     
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    Belichick got out coached by an RPO offense.

    Muh. That's so annoying.
     
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  6. Steve:Section 102

    Steve:Section 102 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Sure, if you wanna get Brady killed.
     
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    Our offense is epic, why would you bother? Also, who would believe Brady was going to option to run.
     
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    He did Week 1 also. Not a shock.
     
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    The Patriots have used simple RPOs since Charlie Weiss was OC....before it became a buzzword.

    Here' s Carlie calling it with Notre Dame:


    And no...

    RPO=/=Zone Read

    These are two different things. An RPO does not require the QB to run. Nick Foles did not run in SB, either. An RPO is just a run play where a WR runs a route, and the QB gets to choose whether to hand-off or throw based on the D.

    In the shotgun, it's sort of like a typical play action pass...but the QB really can hand it off. Only difference is that the O-line blocking assignments are run oriented, so the QB has to throw quick; before the O-line is 1 yards past the line of scrimmage.

    But when the QB is under center, he just turns and throws. Notice the run blocking and how the back is still expecting the hand-off.
     
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    RPO=Offense. Offense isnt our issue . We have the GOAT .
    What are these threads ??
     
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    Foles is no runner either .... the option involves the running back....it basically does the same thing as leveon bells hesitation

    It had its moment at the right moment......a couple of well placed blitzes will shelve it with other gimmicks
     
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    RPO lol, this is a offense thats been around for ages.

    Love how this was presented the last 2 weeks as something new and innovative and somehow Pederson invented it.
     
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    Pretty much.

    Teams are just putting new wrinkles on an old concept because the NFL uses more shotgun these days and are more willing to run out of it, too.
     
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    It will end someday when someone beats his block and collides with qb and rb, injuring both and picking up the loose ball for a td....will make humanity forget about buttfumble
     
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    patriot1136 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Isn't RPO what most college teams run?
     
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    NO.........Brady will never run RPO
     
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    The Patriots run a few RPO plays in week 1.

    By week 3, referees start calling the OL blocking 3 yards downfield on RPO pass plays for Illegal Man Downfield, ruining it for the rest of the league.
     
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    Foles runs just enough to keep the defense honest. Brady doesn’t even do that. They ain’t running the RPO.
     
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    I know what the RPO is and they have some plays in there where the QB pulls the ball by design. They could have called more designed runs with Foles (who can, and has, run in the past and does enough to keep the defense honest), but the last line of defense was Sudfeld.
     
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    If there's one thing Garoppolo would have been better at, is the ability to do RPO.

    But alas, I'm not going there, especially not when I think we couldn't have kept him around anyways.
     
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