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Posted: 3/12/2006 9:43:28 AM EDT
The field in the arena league is smaller, and they pass nearly all the time.

If there was a league with a bigger field, 150 yards long, would they run more?

Or does running vs passing depend more on the number of players and not the size of the field?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:47:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 9:48:28 AM EDT by leakycow]

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
The field in the arena league is smaller, and they pass nearly all the time.

If there was a league with a bigger field, 150 yards long, would they run more?

Or does running vs passing depend more on the number of players and not the size of the field?



fewer people = less chance for an unnoticed, unblocked blitzer = time for a QB to just sit back and read progressions = more passing.

That's my take, anyway

ETA: Or...you have coaches who want to make a name for him/herself to move up in the world. A fancy high-scoring offense might be one way.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:01:53 PM EDT
There's been several NFL teams who passed a lot as well. Dan Marino's teams come to mind. Kurt Warner's Rams teams may be another.

A thrown ball travels a lot faster than a running back can run the same distance.

The new generation of coaches now use the pass to set up the run, the way to do it, IMO.

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:04:31 PM EDT
I think that you'd see more running if the field were wider in the arena league. You can't run a very effective balanced offense if you can't spread out the defense.
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