The Kansas City Chiefs will be seeing some of the read option when Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos come to Arrowhead in Week 10. The Broncos broke out the option, which plays to Tebow's strengths (he used it at Florida), last weekend and ended up doing enough offensively to put up nearly 300 yards rushing and 38 points.
Part of Denver's success last week was that the Raiders weren't prepared for the option, often finding themselves out of position. That shouldn't be the case this weekend as Romeo Crennel and the Chiefs now have some tape on Tebow and the read option. They have an idea of what could be coming.
As John Elway told the Broncos website earlier this week, Denver will eventually have to become a more balanced offensive attack -- they use a lot more shotgun with Tebow -- but for now they're going with what works, and that's the read option.
You don't see the option in the NFL very often for a couple of reasons. First, linebackers and defensive linemen these days are too big, strong, fast and athletic for the opposing offense to stop them on the option. Second, most quarterbacks aren't built to withstand the punishment you get as a runner.
We know things will be interesting, either way, when the Tim Tebow show comes to Arrowhead.