olyfan63 wrote:I bet Pete and Schotty have some analytics that guide them to use the shotgun set much of the time in those situations. Anyone have numbers that show success rates on 3rd and short by formation, for the Hawks? I'm not sure how much success we'd have against that Niner DL, at least in the early quarters, running into their strength. 4th quarter, well, that's "Who-wants-it-more" time, with a worn-down D, if our O has truly done their job.
I recall an article last year in FieldGulls.com that showed that we are highly successful out of the empty set on 3rd and short. A lot of times we run it with 11 personnel so the defense doesn’t know for sure if the RB will remain out wide or move back in beside Russ.
Subterfuge is overrated. Execution on the OL is the largest determinant of success on most downs.