[QUOTE=JetsNeedNewton;4298375]Why do people keep thinking this? Go watch the game again, by half time the broadcasters were praising the fantastic mix of run and pass. And about how were were totally dominating the game.
And when the passes on the first 3 plays of the second half failed, Shotty immeadiately went back to the run until penalties and bonehead plays kept putting is the position of having to pass.[/QUOTE]
3d quarter score 10-7 giants. These were the possessions. Tell me if there is a pattern to the success and failure.
1st possession: [COLOR="Red"]Pass, Pass, Pass [/COLOR]- Punt
2d possession: Run, Run - 1st down - Run 4yds, [COLOR="Red"]Pass (sack), Pass [/COLOR]- Punt
3d possessin: Run, Run - 1st down - 5d penalty - [COLOR="Red"]Pass, Pass, Pass [/COLOR]- Punt
4th posession: Run - 1st down - [COLOR="Red"]Pass, Pass, Pass [/COLOR]- Punt
That's 11 pass plays netting 16 yards and No first downs AND 6 Runs for 43 yards and 3 first downs. Plus each Punt was preceeded by 3 successive Pass Attempts on 3 out of 4 drives. Yeah, he was really mixing it up?
Plus penalties don't make it so you HAVE to pass. When it's 1st and 15 and your running the ball well (7 yards per carry) you do not have to pass the ball.