Oct
15
2008

Football - bodies in motion

Is it possible to calculate the "potential energy" of a particular Offensive line compared to a particular Defensive line?

Should a Coach know if they are statistically unable to force the line of scrimmage the direction they want?

Sure - weaknesses can be exploited by double teaming, and running slant plays.....checking the stats on each lineman the coach should be able to choose their strategy before the game....and give the best chance of success

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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Thor says:

This is a pretty good question. Most teams like to load up with big, beefy guys on their line. But the Denver Broncos have had great running games for years using smaller, quicker linemen. I don't know if there's an actual scientific formula to figure this all out, but speed and quickness, when applied right, can overcome size and power.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 11:19am

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