1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Watson Brown: Genius?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CYowSMR, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Hayden Fry agrees.
  3. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Brown says that he's more concerned with number of plays not time of possession; I have always wondered, why do announcers and graphics talk about time of possession instead of number of plays? Can someone explain?

    The amount of clock time does not really show how much true game time you held the ball, right? If you have a 20 play drive with say 15 incompletions and 5 plays out of bounds, you may only "possess" the ball 3 mins of game time but you had it for maybe 25% of the game.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Neither is important.

    You're either gonna get 8 possessions, or 10, or 12, or whatever. Same as your opponent.

    Do more with yours, and you win. Doesn't matter if they average 1 minute or 7, or 5 plays or 17.

    Last year's Colts-Dolphins game said it better than anyone could.

    Plays: Dolphins 84, Colts 35
    Time of possession: Dolphins 45:07, Colts 14:53.

    Final score: Colts 27, Dolphins 23.
  5. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    And you can find games where the winning team had fewer turnovers, or less sacks or anything. But these are exceptions, no single stat except points is going to be completely dispositive. Usually if you control the clock & have the ball longer than the other team it increases your chance of winning.
  6. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

    Unless you're just a quick strike offense...such as the Colts or Tx Tech.
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Lifetime record: 110–176–1.
    Only six winning seasons in 26 years of coaching, after starting his resume with a pair of 7-5 seasons at Peay.

    I think that says enough.
  8. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

    When you don't try to outscore your opponents, that's what happens! haha
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Again, obviously it is better to score a TD in 10 seconds then to drive for 8 minutes & throw an INT (or get a FG for that matter), but in terms of maximizing your chances of scoring more, the more time you spend with the ball, the more likely you are to win.
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    This is faulty cause and effect.

    What you should say is, "Usually if you control the clock & have the ball longer than the other team it increases your chance of winning is one sign your offense is moving the ball effectively, but which says little about whether you are ending your possessions with TDs, FGs, missed FGs or turnovers.

    The things that most teams would love to have (killer return game and deep threat) are things that will almost always tilt the balance of ball control against it. But that's OK. Give me a 12-second punt return, and we'll let you amass a few more plays for your stats.
  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Did you read the rest of the post?
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Watson Brown has a lot in common with this guy:

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page