Originally Posted by b0ng
You're a bit off if you think that's how football currently is. More and more teams are passing teams (Almost exclusively now), and teams that run the ball, while good, are always a step short.
That last paragraph is just an off the cuff remark that really has no data backing that up, and therefore, shouldn't be taken seriously in any way shape or form.
The essence of football has always been what you do with the ball.
To this end, there is nothing as exciting and amazing as a run play that features two forces (o-line and d-line) crashing into one another and the chance of a RB escaping out of the mayhem by breaking tackles and making moves to evade tacklers.
Conversely, there is nothing as exciting as a d-line and LB crew obliterating a run play on 3rd and short or on the goal line.
There's a reason 90% of the 22 players on the field are concentrated in one area near the center...because that's the front lines of warfare. The trenches.
The pass is also a crucial aspect, and "yes" there can be exciting pass plays and iconic moments in it as well.
I just think the game of football, even when we look at rugby, it's about running the ball and stopping the runner. In its purest form, IMO.
Just my little opinion, that's all.