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Oviedo
08-17-2011, 09:03 AM
What will really be interesting is to see if offensive coordinators across the league go conservative since many more of their drives will start at the 20.

This will be interesting because it is exactly opposite of the offense to max philosophy that the league has been pushing for the past several years.

We could see alot more punting and alot less scoring as much more of the game could become a field position battle.

papillon
08-17-2011, 09:53 AM
What will really be interesting is to see if offensive coordinators across the league go conservative since many more of their drives will start at the 20.

This will be interesting because it is exactly opposite of the offense to max philosophy that the league has been pushing for the past several years.

We could see alot more punting and alot less scoring as much more of the game could become a field position battle.

I don't think that it will push down offensive numbers. Teams are not afraid to throw the ball form their 20, 10 or 5 yard line because the rules favor the receiver and quarterback. Passing is on the rise and will continue to be the staple of all offenses, IMO. Offensive statistics may rise, because, quarterbacks will have a longer field and more of an opportunity to get more yards in each drive.

Years ago without the PI rules of today, 5 yard chuck and now the allowing the receiver to make the catch and protect himself rule offensive numbers would have been down. IMO, they'll probably increase, at least, total passing and receiving yards will increase. Look for a decrease in rushing attempts and yardage.

Pappy

costanza2k1
08-17-2011, 10:55 AM
It may push down the stats some, but like Pap said teams aren't afraid to throw the ball anymore and they will continue to do so. If nothing else crazies like that "genius" over on the Cheatriots team may take more 4th down risks...

Oviedo
08-17-2011, 11:28 AM
What will really be interesting is to see if offensive coordinators across the league go conservative since many more of their drives will start at the 20.

This will be interesting because it is exactly opposite of the offense to max philosophy that the league has been pushing for the past several years.

We could see alot more punting and alot less scoring as much more of the game could become a field position battle.

I don't think that it will push down offensive numbers. Teams are not afraid to throw the ball form their 20, 10 or 5 yard line because the rules favor the receiver and quarterback. Passing is on the rise and will continue to be the staple of all offenses, IMO. Offensive statistics may rise, because, quarterbacks will have a longer field and more of an opportunity to get more yards in each drive.

Years ago without the PI rules of today, 5 yard chuck and now the allowing the receiver to make the catch and protect himself rule offensive numbers would have been down. IMO, they'll probably increase, at least, total passing and receiving yards will increase. Look for a decrease in rushing attempts and yardage.

Pappy

It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I could see the rushing game to be even further diminshed much to the chgrin of many on this board.

papillon
08-17-2011, 01:46 PM
What will really be interesting is to see if offensive coordinators across the league go conservative since many more of their drives will start at the 20.

This will be interesting because it is exactly opposite of the offense to max philosophy that the league has been pushing for the past several years.

We could see alot more punting and alot less scoring as much more of the game could become a field position battle.

I don't think that it will push down offensive numbers. Teams are not afraid to throw the ball form their 20, 10 or 5 yard line because the rules favor the receiver and quarterback. Passing is on the rise and will continue to be the staple of all offenses, IMO. Offensive statistics may rise, because, quarterbacks will have a longer field and more of an opportunity to get more yards in each drive.

Years ago without the PI rules of today, 5 yard chuck and now the allowing the receiver to make the catch and protect himself rule offensive numbers would have been down. IMO, they'll probably increase, at least, total passing and receiving yards will increase. Look for a decrease in rushing attempts and yardage.

Pappy

It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I could see the rushing game to be even further diminshed much to the chgrin of many on this board.

If the NFL wants Canadian style football why not just go ahead and take away a down and let 2 or 3 players be in motion and moving toward the LOS pre-snap? That's about where football is right now, there is no balance, teams run the football only due to some archaic notion that you have to have "x" number of rushing attempts. Balanced offense these days is 60% pass and 40% running the ball and that may change this year as well with the new rules.

I don't necessarily want 60% rushing and 40% passing, but there should be some risk to passing the football and right now there isn't any. Wide receivers don't have to worry about getting tagged while stretched out, quarterbacks don't have to worry about getting hit while in the throwing motion and DBs can't put their hands on a receiver after 5 yards. How much easier can it get?

Pappy