what is the logical basis for accelerated fatigue for OL on pass plays
it is far more physically taxing to run block than pass block
run plays are more fatiguing for DL because they have to get off, shed and go make a tackle or at least hold up vs 300 lbs, and the occasional lead blocker
pass plays fatigue the DL even worse because they have to explode off the ball, wrestle for 2 seconds, THEN SPRINT to get the QB
this is why successful teams platoon 8 Dlinemen
offensive linemen NEVER platoon, and teams that have limited skill
(see BYU, mid 80's 49ers, etc) always start out passing, because it is simpler to prevent someone from getting to your QB 8x a drive than it is to MOVE a 300 lb DT 12 times a drive,
hurry up offense may be the only exception, but again this penalizes the defense even more because it prevents substitution.
< Message edited by BCtheQB -- 10/7/2007 8:48:28 PM >
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