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Read-option offense won’t be short-lived


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Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz thought Russell Wilson was slightly more deserving than Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck for the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award.

But asked which quarterback he’d take among the three, Kravitz said he’d go with Luck. His reasoning?

“I still believe that the old-style quarterbacking is what’s going to last in this league,” Kravitz told “Brock and Salk” on Tuesday.

Kravitz, calling in from the scouting combine in Indianapolis, said he agreed with a comment he had just heard from Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who was Luck’s offensive coordinator last season.

“He was saying that defensive coordinators are going to figure out the pistol and the read-option within a year or two,” Kravitz said. “… I still think that to win Super Bowls, you’ve got to win it from the pocket, as did Joe Flacco. It’s great if you can run a little bit, but I don’t think that can be the core of your offense. … Going forward, I don’t think that type of offense has staying power in this league.”

In the video below, Brock Huard and Mike Salk explain why they disagree with that notion.

You can listen to Thursday’s show here.