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Old 01-25-2011, 07:38 PM
sitchensis sitchensis is offline
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But how many drives are ended by a penalty or a tackle for a loss. A team can dominate a game by picking up 2 or 3 yards on first down, another 2 or 3 on second and having a short third down conversion. With a short third down the defense can’t pin their ears back and go for the sack because the team can run or throw a quick pass. Short third downs kill blitzing defenses because the hot read is enough for a first down.

Penalties, sack, tackles for a loss are all drive killers because it takes the offence off its schedule, constantly having to play catch up, it makes the offence one dimensional.