Originally Posted by wick
If it can be statistically proven that the performance of the rushing game has virtually no effect on winning or losing, why would you engage in a strategy of spending finite resources to improve those areas of your team, thus reducing the number of resources available to shore up the areas that actually do impact winning and losing?
The offense that Garrett runs depends on balance to work best. You can cherry-pick stats to support any agenda.
I disagree on the run-stuffing linemen as well. Redskins game is all I have to say about that.
Running zone coverage was one of the reasons that the secondary got torched this year. Ryan ran zone coverage to hide some weaknesses due to injury. It didn't work too well with man coverage corners.