Why would anyone other than Smith and JC hesitate even if it was a busted play? They all had their backs to the two of them. They would have no idea he was going to run. This was supposed to be a read option. Smith had the option to hand it to JC or run it. Smith's eyes are looking forward and looking for the hole. JC tapped him to say, hey take off, I f'd up.
Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan
Dont forget Smith knows a thing or two about the option offense. He perfected Urban Meyer's spread option before Tebow ever had a chance in it. In two years, Smith ran for 1000 yards and 15 TDs. He knows how to read a defense and find a hole. It is very feasible he reacted that quickly. Don't forget Smith is very smart too. He completed his degree in economics in 2 years with a 3.74 GPA and started his master degree before going into the draft after his 3rd year.
If Herm thought it was a mistake, it was intentional