It’s fitting, we suppose, that the Bears are sending out mixed signals regarding the offensive trend premised on sending mixed signals to the defense.
A day after Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune wrote that the Bears may use the read-option in 2013, the Bears said they won’t.
“None,” quarterback Jay Cutler said regarding the possibility of the read-option showing up this season for the Bears, via John Mullin of CSNChicago.com.
Coach Marc Trestman echoed the sentiment.
“No, we’re not going that way with this offense,” Trestman said.
But they could, if they wanted to.
“The thing about Jay on a read-option, Jay knows how to get down,” Trestman said. “Jay knows how to play the position when he’s running out on the field.
“What I have seen is a guy that knows how to take care of himself most of the time. There are moments where a quarterback has to give it up for the cause so to speak, but he’s a smart player. He knows when to get down. He knows when to get out of bounds. And I think he can handle those types of things.”
To summarize, the Bears aren’t going to do it. But they could if they wanted to. So when you least expect it, expect it to be something they might possibly consider using. If they wanted to.