Does anyone think Snoddy gets in the game more often just because of JT's speed? I realize JT doesn't have to run the option at his top speed and will run with what is given to him, but if we don't play to his speed we are doing him a disservice. Our A-backs are fast but milliseconds matter in the option and I bet if he tried to JT could outrun almost everyone on the team to his pitch point. I've been wanting to see more B-back option ala Nesbit and Dwyer, but we might be to a point where we have to run it to have our fastest guys with the ball in their hands. This is also why we need someone like Miles Autry.
I do, but I think it will be more from the pistol/diamond. If (which as we saw with Vad is a big IF) JT can do well at reads, I think there is a lot of hay to make with the speed option. I have not seen Snoddy be a great runner between the tackles, but in space would be a different story. If those two can charge the line fast enough, it will be hard for a DE/LB to attack with the proper angle. Most teams do not run the speed option really well IMO. To run it correctly you need a QB that is really fast and not afraid to keep it. Some may disagree, but back in the day, I could usually find an answer for a player with superior size. Superior speed is much harder to scheme for in the option game IMO. It is harder for players to stay disciplined if they are concerned about getting out run. They tend to play softer to make sure they have the correct angle on their man rather than charge their assignment. This usually translates into yardage.
Watch Nick Marshall tonight, I think you will see what I mean. The option package they run works in part to his speed, and ability to make you look silly when he gets a lane.