|07/02/2011 - 1:40am||Out With the New and In With the Old||
I agree that numbers should have a huge impact on determining the right side of a dispute. But the one thing that numbers don't show (or atleast yours don't) is fatigue. That is the basic flaw of the spread offense. Time of possesion is the key to winning football games because when your defense is on the field more they are bound to let up more points then if they are on the field less. And this is not because of the ammount of drives one team has (which will only vary by 1 drive) its because when you are on the field more you get more and more tired and you saw that last year. We used the 3-3-5 to stop big plays yet we were the worst team in the big ten on big plays anyway because of miss communications, and players being lazy which comes from being tired. We let up more touchdowns in most of last years games, then bo did in the first 10 games of the 1985 season!