Yea I understand the reason. However, I don't think he is the most durable QB ever either. He's had some bad luck getting hurt before. The risk is kind of too much to me. The parts of the pistol I do like is that is gives the RB his movement steps like I formation does and it gives the QB a quicker reaction/throw setup much like Gun, it's the best of both worlds or at least a pretty nice intermediate between the two. I think you can run the pistol without doing the read option.