Re: The Super Bowl for more erudite observers.
posted at 7/25/2012 5:28 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Super Bowl for more erudite observers.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Super Bowl for more erudite observers. : Junk science, flawed logic. Please respond to the " the Giant's ran ten more times and controlled the time of possession with both teams throwing the same amount of passes " part of my post and give me a logical reason as to why running the ball played no part in the loss and we'll have something to talk about. Possessions don't explain why, possessions are a result of.
Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]
What is it you don't understand? I did answer it? The Gints ran more plays period and controlled the clock because no one stopped them from doing it.
Did they run more in the 1st half than the second? How many times did they run on their last drive??? Oh yeah, the one time they were practically pushed in the end zone, so that the drive wouldn't eat up the last 3 1/2 minutes of the game.
You are right, possessions are a result of.......not getting off the field.
They do however effect the game in the ways I previously described.
Instead of whining about "junk science", prove me wrong.
You can't. These things are not exclusive to the Pats, they have been used for years as a way to stop high scoring teams because they work.
Keep the high scoring QB on the bench and you got a chance. It's much easier to do when that teams D stinks because who is going to stop them from doing it? NO one is and no one did, because they were powerless to stop it.
Last time the gints got into a high scoring (high possession) shoot out with the Pats, they lost. They weren't going there again because chances are, they would have lost again.
Why do you think they track things like points per possession? Hmmm
When one team has a higher ppp%, possessions matter.
Keep Tb of the field for 4 possessions, it matters, because all those chances to score......just disappear.
Not Rocket or "junk" science. It's just the way it is. Cause and effect.
Prove it wrong!
For the Giants to beat the Bills vaulted No Huddle, Parcells devised a plan of ball control and limiting the time the Bills had the ball. Ball control was the name of the game and the Giants offense had the ball for 40 minutes, and 33 seconds in this Super Bowl XXV. This broke a record for time of possession in the SB. For a period of 13 straight minutes, beginning near the end of the first half and continuing into the second half for 9 ½ minutes, the Giants rammed the ball down the Bills throats. If you include the 25-minutes for halftime, the Bills offense didn't take the field for a stretch of over an hour.
"Our whole plan was to try to shorten the game for Buffalo," Parcells said after the game. "We wanted the ball and we didn't want them to have it. That was our whole plan. I thought if we did that, we'd have a shot to win and we did