Originally Posted by SkinsandTerps
haha. Sad but true in most cases. haha.
And you would clearly have no understanding of ball control. You want a shoot out.
You dismissing what coaches are saying is pretty silly in this thread though. Stop the run, establish the run. You have to address the OL whether you want to run or pass however. You have to stop the run to get that offense on the field.
It's just unreal that you can't see that.
I think wick's point about rushing td's vs passing td's is that most rushing td's come after you have moved the ball close to the goal line - which is usually the result of passing.
So increasing your number of total td's helps with winning - but the question is how are you getting down into the redzone. Increasing your number of rushing td's may be because a team decides to run the ball more than pass when it is near the goal line - in this case total td's will be the same, passing td's will decrease and rushing td's will increase.
The key to winning is getting more scoring opportunities - and you do that by trunovers and efficient passing to get near the goal line.
Occassionally you will see a 70 yard td run - in that case running the ball gave you another scoring chance but that is rare. Mostly scoring opportunities are acheived by efficient passing - with some runs mixed in - to get you to the goal line but most of the yards are from passing.
Therefore the efficient passing and turnovers are a higher predictor of getting more scoring opportunities than running the ball well.