One of the reasons I did not fear the coaching change slowing down the offenses progress from last year was the fact that(I think everyone would agree) our best play was not even a spread option play last year. It was simply Denard taking the handoff, rb blocks and Denard reads the blocking and hits a hole. This was a simple numbers advantage that allowed Denard to use his athleticism. This was the play that allowed the "QB Oh Noes" to happen.
This play has disappeared from the offense and for that to happen is pretty surprising/disappointing. If they were trying to save him from abuse that's fine, but with 3 games left it's time to take the car out of the garage and let her go.
I took a look at last years tapes. Look at some of last years offense ever snap videos. Does denard look like a differnt guy running? Everyone is looking at Denard's passing which is valid, but he looks very undecisive running.