Originally Posted by jazzcat22
Actually I believe quite a few teams do this. And as mebtioned by others, there are other options, but teams defense for that and take away the shorter routes.
And the short down running game hasn't been very good at picking up the first downs, so it seems.
I seriously doubt a team takes away 4 yd passes on 3rd and 3 with the cushion that cornerbacks give in 2012