Originally Posted by Carbine
Can't you make the case a running back on 3rd down will face an 8 man box when the formation is two or more out wide more often than not when it's 3rd and 4 or shorter?
Not every 3rd down is 3rd and long.
exactly, a 3rd and short would be the same situation or close to a 1st or 2nd down...
but do you agree that RBs that are taken out on 3rd and long have a huge advantage in this list?
let's say that Gore is removed on every 3rd and long...which would NEVER be a loaded box...and Peterson is in on every 3rd and long...clearly that would give Gore the edge in terms of who sees more 8 man boxes