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Shotgun and Play Action: Romo vs Playoff QB

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    since your post quoted madden as saying you have to score more points than the other team, were the scoring plays passing plays or running plays?
  2. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Without a doubt, their excellent rush game really opened things up on that 2 yard TD drive.



    They relied heavily on the run there, which set them up for that excellent drive.
  3. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    rushing: 234 yards rushing with 6 TDs
    passing: 185 yards with 0 TDs

    yep, all the rushing success was in the second half when the patriots were up big and the colts were trying to catch up
  4. Risen Star

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  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That was a joke, Percy. Be gentle.
  6. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    post padding is not allowed
    esp for like collectors
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  7. jterrell

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    Not sure about that but I can tell you of 126 3rd down pass attempts he earned 48 first downs.
    That was a fairly poor number at only 14th in the NFC.
    It was bottom 3rd but not bottom 10%.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Tennis or golf?
  9. jterrell

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    No offense but arguing NE as a run argument is just rather goofy.

    NE takes advantage of it's own personnel.

    They basically invented the empty sets and 2 TE sets with pass catching every down stuff.

    Now they have crap WRs and they run the ball.

    It is called using what works because working is what matters, not what you use.
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  10. jterrell

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    Further, NE stays ahead of the game. That's the real beauty of that staff.
    Everyone has film but that staff utilizes it.

    When other teams develop great run stopping defenses they create crazy spreads you have to cover with 5 or 6 DBs on the field.

    When other teams load up in coverage and forget about LB they attack with the run.

    They force teams ot be good at ever y level and will attack anything that works repeatedly.
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  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    no more goofy than arguing that running the ball has no correlation with winning
    clearly it does

    the rest of your post i agree with
  12. jterrell

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    do they count scoring TDs and passing TDs different in the NFL?
  13. jterrell

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    Running the ball's correlation with winning is speculative at best.
    There have been any number of season's when top passing teams made deep playoff runs or won the SB while they were terrible run teams.

    Ideally, obviously you'd like to do both but ultimately you just want to score the ball and win games.
    I will certainly agree ignoring the run altogether and becoming predictable with passing leads to turnovers and losses.

    The top 5 in rushing offense:
    1. Philly -- one game playoff stay.
    2. Buffalo -- missed
    3. San Fran -- awesome
    4. Seattle -- more awesome
    5. Washington -- sucks at life

    Each of the last 2 seasons 3 of the 5 top leading rushers in the NFL missed the playoffs.
  14. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    :) no, it was a different discussion in a different context
  15. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    agree 100% with you
    try to be balanced
    this does not mean 1:1 or even in every individual game but in most situations the other team should at least have to prepare for both options i.e. be unpredictable

    on another note, i think that we do a good job of passing when the other team is expecting the pass (and that is largely becasue of romo) but there is something to be said to have the ability to run when the other team knows you are going to run

    if every 3rd and 5 or more you are in shotgun and pass nearly 100% of the time, that is not a good strategy

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