Razz, Thanks for the documentation. I didn't know the specific stats, but I had followed it for a while and had noticed what you have documented. I believe the reason it is so hard to adjust to in just one week is the change in philosophy of swarming to the ball and maintaining discipline where everybody must stay on his guy until the very end. Now the Option is pretty effective with the right QB who can make the fast read, run like "Johnny Football", and throw it to a couple of guys who can block very well, as well as break off a block and catch and run the ball. That almost is a perfect storm, and we had that with Rodney Williams and Homer Jordan, I think. Even then, defenses like I described, which all the great teams now have, render it much less effective and subject to failure with preparation.