Re: Quality of SEC offensive execution
I don't find it odd, at all.
Consider how many plays an average or good team may execute during a game. We'll just throw out a number...55.
Now, you have to have 11 people to not only execute their job on each play in a well operated, cohesive fashion. Even then, to make it near perfect, you hope that not only do they, individually, do what they are expected to do, but that the defensive layer either doesn't defeat someone by physical strength, speed, or a combination. Additionally, you also have to throw out the possibility of one or more defensive players "sniff out" the play ahead of time by anticipation of what is about to be run and disrupting the offensive timing, making the play appear to be poorly run. You have to also consider a play that is run well with the exception of one or more player deciding to freelancing it, such as a RB deciding to reverse his field on a play before waiting to see how his intended blocking was going to do, or a QB taking off on a run instead of letting a pass play fully develop.
Since the SEC is known for its defenses, for the most part, and most teams have their best athletes on that side of the ball, makes one think that the good "D" offsets an average or good "O" more times than not. The old saying that "defense wins championships" is just as strong as the baseball bedrock of "good pitching beats good hitting".
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