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Fad or Not, Stopping Option Becomes Priority

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The Packers, who will be working closely with college coaches during the offseason, aren't the only team taking strong measures to combat the read-option scheme that's all the rage. Is the scheme simply a fad or will it have staying power? Coaches share their perspectives.

The Green Bay Packers failed their final exam. So, they're going back to the classroom. After being gutted for 579 yards by Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional playoffs, Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine that he'll be sending his defensive coaches to Texas A&M to learn the finer points of the read-option and pistol schemes so... Recommended Stories