San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh: New read-option rules are "flawed"

Harbaugh: New read-option rules are
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes that the new rules implemented by the NFL this season regarding the read-option offense are flawed.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh feels that the new rules regarding the read-option offense are "flawed".

The NFL changed the rules in the off-season after many teams complained about the lack of clarity concerning the role of the quarterback in the system.

Harbaugh told reporters: "I know what the rules are, I know how they've been explained, but there's still some gray area. When you start using words like 'clearly' — he clearly doesn't have the ball — what does that really mean?

"To me, he's a quarterback until he leaves the pocket as a running threat. I think it's flawed, the way they've got it now."

San Francisco open their regular season campaign against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

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