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Short to Mid-Range vs Deep Ball Offense

Please feel free to add if this is not balanced.

Short to Mid-Range:

Positives:
  1. More ball control
  2. More TOP
  3. Does not rely heavily on the run if the run isn't working
  4. Good if protection is weak

Negatives"
  1. Requires more plays to score
  2. More chances of a turnover per #1
  3. Does not pose a deep threat for Safeties

Deep Ball Offense:

Positives:
  1. Quick scores
  2. Spreads defense further
  3. Timing does not need to be flawless in comparison

Negatives:
  1. Must rely heavy on run
  2. Not as much TOP
  3. Shorter drives
  4. Lower completion percentages
its a double edged sword. a team needs both. i think if our line can be decent our offense will be pretty unpredictable, but if they start falling apart its gonna look more WCO with short passes, sweeps and screens.
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
its a double edged sword. a team needs both. i think if our line can be decent our offense will be pretty unpredictable, but if they start falling apart its gonna look more WCO with short passes, sweeps and screens.

My main thing is that one relies heavier on the running game to succeed.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
its a double edged sword. a team needs both. i think if our line can be decent our offense will be pretty unpredictable, but if they start falling apart its gonna look more WCO with short passes, sweeps and screens.

My main thing is that one relies heavier on the running game to succeed.

very true, or just the threat of the run. i think having Gore back there automatically puts in other teams heads that we can run if we need to. and our line is pretty huge so i think the threat is there.
Decent run game and play action opens up everything.

i don't think any team specifically emphasises one certain aspect. it the situation and yardage.
short to mid also stacks the box making running more difficult. you can run a short to mid range but you have to have a speedster and conect early to open up the threat of going deep at anytime.
Joe,

I'd say that Hill is excellent with the mid-range and long ball and struggles with the short game where Smith is exceptional with the short, but isn't bad at the medium and struggles with the long ball.

Medium to Long

Strengths - 1st downs. Big yards per pass attempt and opens up the running game. Defense must respect all areas of the field. Quick scores. Extremely effective coupled with a running game for big-play/play-action.

Weakness - Needs uncanny timing with receivers and prone to interceptions if QB doesn't make correct reads. Requires QB to hold the ball a little longer. TOP

Shot to Medium

Strengths - High completion percentage. 1st downs when mixed with a good running game. Controls the clock - TOP. Low turnover potential.

Weakness - Crowds the LOS for the running game. Defense can focus more easily on 10 - 15 yards beyond the LOS. Safeties can creep up to the LOS. Run-blitz effective against this style.