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Old 09-17-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I looked at some of the scoring in the college games this evening and wondered. What has changed so much that the scores of so many games are so high. Why are defenses completely unable to stop so many teams offenses.

1. Players practice much more, practicing routes and timing in their passing game?

2. Is it that recruitment puts all the emphasis on offensive players?

3. Have the rules changed to make it more difficult to stop the other teams offense?

4. Is it PED's?

5. Communist conspiracy?

I don't know, but I don't find a game with 100 pts. scored all that interesting. It ends up looking like a basketball game, back and forth, back and forth.
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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It is a combination of things.

Fast paced offenses exploit the rules and favor teams with better athletes. At the college level you tend to be able to find and build teams with top gun offenses easier than you can but together a stifling defense. It doesnt ne essarily translate into the pros because with the level of talent there the defenses tend to have the upper hand unless you have a star QB and great skill guys which only a few teams have.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:09 AM
 
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On Friday there was a high school football game and the score was 63-0.

It didn't feel like either a football or basketball game.

It felt more like assault and battery.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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A small part of it is "showboating" when tackling.


Seems like every defensive player wants to make the hard hit with their shoulders but don't want to wrap up with their arms.
Everyone remembers seeing a player making that hard hit but forget about the times the offensive player survived and made extra yardage because the tackler refused to wrap him up with his arms.


A big reason offensive plays go for more yards than they should have.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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OP, just wait until UT gets out to play Tech. That's going to be a scorcher. lol
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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A small part of it is "showboating" when tackling.


Seems like every defensive player wants to make the hard hit with their shoulders but don't want to wrap up with their arms.
Everyone remembers seeing a player making that hard hit but forget about the times the offensive player survived and made extra yardage because the tackler refused to wrap him up with his arms.


A big reason offensive plays go for more yards than they should have.
See Appy-Miami where a DB laid a shoulder into the Miami RB...who shook off the hit for an 80-yard TD.

Appy was done right there.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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OP, just wait until UT gets out to play Tech. That's going to be a scorcher. lol
That could end up similar to a 70-53 result.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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1. Pace of play.

2.More passing attacks, bigger chunks of yards and clock stoppage with incomplete passes.


3. Tackling has gone downhill. Form tackling no longer, teams don't practice it enough.


4. Penalties geared toward helping offense (pass interference, def. holding).
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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OP, just wait until UT gets out to play Tech. That's going to be a scorcher. lol
I sure hope so. Since they fired Mike Leach, I always root against TT. And even as long as we've been here, I've been an OU fan. But I'm about to drop that. They gave my son a scholarship, so I've rooted for them since then, but I've had it with them. I'd be happy to see Texas whip their butts too. Actually we're moving back home. On Wisconsin!!!!
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:20 PM
 
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4. Penalties geared toward helping offense (pass interference, def. holding).

Yeah, this
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