The 49ers didn’t prep for the read option very much in training camp last year. This year, the time spent on studying the popular offensive scheme is much different.
Vic Fangio’s defensive unit will be facing quarterback driven running plays much more often now that San Francisco’s offense showcases the option threat of starting quarterback
The 49ers defensive coordinator and his staff spent time in the offseason gearing up for future opponents and the read option plays they put on tape last season. Seattle and Washington will showcase the system when they face San Francisco in the regular season.
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Fangio likes seeing the read option plays in camp when the first-team offense and first-team defense compete in team period.
“So, we didn’t waste our time working on it against our own offense with our first-team defense. This year, we will obviously. It does help having an offense that can run it and they know how to run it not learning it off of the scout card.”
More training camp highlights can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee looked at the target totals for Friday’s camp session.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com discussed San Francisco’s emphasis on the read option in camp.
Mindi Bach of CSNBayArea.com looked at how
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com examined how CEO Jed York has been instrumental in the 49ers recent success.
ProFootballHallofFame.com shared a quality throwback photo of Jim Harbaugh.
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