Originally Posted by Avenging Hayseed
This team sometimes,......I tell ya!
As a 40 year die hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys and football in general Ive seen alot of things. Seen alot of players, coaches, schemes, come and go. But I gotta tell ya,....I aint never seen nuthin like this lately! LOL
Football at its core is a very simple game. Lineplay, both offensive and defensive is the very essence of the sport. ALWAYS has been,...ALWAYS will be.
The offensive and defensive lines are where games have always been won or lost. EVERYTHING else is merely window dressing so to speak.
This is why I always say that football teams should always be built from the inside out instead of the outside in.
Offensive line, QB, R.B. Thats where it all starts on offense.
[View Full Quote]The reason you do this is because at least that way you have the ability to run the ball. IF you can run the ball,...you are at least IN every game. To say nothing of the running game opening up the most successful passing play ever devised......PLAY ACTION.
Look at RG3 for a second. Do you know why his passing stats are as good as they were? Because in the pistol offense EVERY DAMN PLAY is a chance for play action. He fakes the handoff to the r.b,....then there is the threat of HIM running,...and it freezes the L.B's and safeties. Opens up HUGE passing lanes that just about anyone can complete passes in. Anyone at all almost.
On defense you also build inside out. D.T,s, M.L.B, and a safety. You do this because at the very least,...you can always stand a pretty good chance of stopping the run. You stop the run and you are always AT LEAST in the game with a chance to win.
Once you have established your interior you go out and fill those outside/edge positions. Do that right and you have a chance to win alot of meaningful games including Superbowls.
But the whole thing starts up front. ALWAYS has.
It doesnt matter so much what scheme we run or who coaches it,...not saying it doesnt matter at all, just saying that if you do not build your interior you cannot be SOUND,...and if you are not sound.....YOU CANT WIN. At least not consistently.
Ive grown very weary of debating this FACT with folks, in fact I refuse to even do it anymore. It just astounds me sometimes that this isnt something that EVERYONE should know. Its soooooooo simple, soooooooo true, yet so many refuse to accept it as truth.
Wanna win some games? BUILD DOMINANT lines and control the LOS. Wanna screw around and go 8-8 every year? Keep doing what were doing. Simple as that.
i can tell that this post has some liquid encouragement.
you are right as alabama proved monday night.
it all starts and ends with a great offensive line.