Are these plays really read options? Mitch has above average awareness, and it seems crazy to me that he would pick, more often than not, the play more prone to failure - give the RB the ball and have him crash the wall.I wish Mitch would run more of those Options too.
Last game, maybe it the an incomplete camera field-view, but I saw as least one play Mitch handed off to the RB who was obviously going into the Great Wall of China, where it looked like moving to the left was wide-open for Mitch to grab at least 5yds.
For rushing up the middle, I think the Bears might do better with more a spread offense formation, let Howard use his vision with some space and blocking.
Are they just RB runs with fake option? Is it more reduction of the playbook?
Agree with JoJoBoxer, the Bears needs to run it to show them it, early in the game.