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Old 01-03-2013   #35
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Default Re: Real Talk

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Originally Posted by GP View Post
Factor our penalties into that. A made-up example:

1st and 10: Gain 5 yards, gets called back for holding.

1st and 20: Gain 10 yards.

2nd and 10: Gain 6 yards.

3rd and 4: Gain 4 yards.

1st and 10: Gain 8 yards.

2nd and 2: Gain 3 yards.

1st and 10: Illegal hands to face of a defensive lineman, -5 yards.

1st and 15: Gain 7 yards.

2nd and 8: Gain 8 yards.

And the clock keeps rolling. We go forward, then back....then forward...clock keeps ticking. Penalties extend our T.O.P. because the clock ran during a holding penalty or illegal hands to the face.

Then we stall and kick a FG or punt.

There are a lot of factors that explain stats. For every stat, there is a lot going on around that stat that must be critiqued.

T.O.P. is not a good indicator of the efficiency of an offense, IMO. It's what you end up with on the scoreboard that matters. That's the only stat that matters.
12-4 should be the only indicator for you then, because that's all that matters.
Thank you for understanding the concept.
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