Originally Posted by superfly
for the college game. The fastest players are always on offense. That is a fact. That leaves the defenses at a disadvantage coming in. The DB have to play off the receiver so they won't get passed on the fly and the QB dumps a quick pass with a fast receiver against a smaller slower DB. The hurry up just further wears down a slower bunch of defensive players. There will never be a faster player on defense so the advantage will always be with the offense. We had a slower offense that was able to keep the ball but that is not the offense we are running with Dylan because he can't run the read like Shaw could. It's going to be a long season if we line up with this defense against the hurry up with no ball control offense to counteract it. Ward is not the problem....the speed of the game is. That is just my opinion.....
There are lots of advantages for the offense. They know the play they are running, which includes the receivers' routes. They know the snap count. They get 4 tries and only have to make 10 yards. A TD now puts the ball on the 25 yard line, so they only have to make 40-45 yards of field position to score points. If the ball is in the air, and a defender touches the receiver, the flag comes out and it's automatic first down. Now, they can't sack the QB below the knees. They can't hit above the shoulders.
It is basically basketball on grass, and it's a wonder, really, that defenses ever get a stop, except for mistakes on offense.
I guess that's what made that 12-9 score so special with LSU and Alabama a few years ago.