Originally Posted by StanleySpadowski
The biggest problem with the Coryell based systems are that they can be disrupted by aggressive DBs manhandling the receivers. There's going to be down games when the officials allow the muggings. Officials have a tendency to allow the players to play the later in the year it gets and in the playoffs.
It also doesn't allow for as much YAC as the defense can dictate the proper reads to be outs, comebacks and curls.
Sorry stan, I love your analysis but I am not buying this. When Coryell was doing his thing, DBs could ride receivers around the field anywhere on the field. Fouts played in that environment and flourished.
Physical play will beat the jam and even the minimal handfightng that is still allowed from time to time downfield. That's why we go after big WR like we do.
Rushing success does not correlate to wins but rushing attempts do. Our problem is that we abandon the run and I am not exactly sure that Norv would buck that trend. I haven't followed SD much.