Official Eskimos and CFL 2013 season thread Part 3: Eskies 3-9, I ain't even mad now
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08-26-2013, 08:52 PM
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^ I think we are definitely seeing different things. Theres an ongoing notion in football that you should be able to run it in from a few yds out. If you're talking 70's, 80's, 90's teams would say things like if you can't run that sucker in with 2 or 3 tries you don't deserve the TD. Go big or go home being the motto. You're correct there.
But for around the last dozen or more years I've seen more of an acknowledgement that theres some monster defenders in the CFL that make a living stuffing things like this out. Starting with a guy like Montford the tables really did change where teams would opt to around, or pass, rather than trying to go through the pretty quick monsters.
What you say is conventional wisdom and I can certainly see how you would get the impression. But I think a lot of clubs are mixing it up more and more and looking for the easy score with a guy thats not covered in the endzone. Good teams seem to pick that out these days.
That said we're not a good team so what am I talking about.
But I'm talking about this year as well, and not just end zone situations. Check out what happens when teams needs any type of short yardage. The "heavy units" come out, many times with the teams young developing QB. And I bet 8 times out of 10, they will run the ball, either by a sneak, or through the line somewhere. Again, if you see a multitude of passes and sweeps being constantly run in these situations, you and I must be watching different games, because I'm not seeing it. And of course, it's one more excuse for Reed to get his buddy Joseph some playing time, which is pathetic.
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