New York Giants: 5 Ways To Dominate Opponents

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Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) hauls in touchdown reception against Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

3. Keep The Offense On The Field:

The most undervalued statistic in today’s NFL is time of possession. Everybody wants to go quicker and faster. The idea is that defenses cannot handle the fast pace and it creates more possessions when you move at a frantic pace. But what if I told you that long drives are a great way to dominate? Tiring out the opponent’s defense is a really good thing for your offense. As the great Vince Lombardi famously said “fatigue makes cowards of us all.”

Here is the thing though, you can run a no huddle and still take your time. In fact its advantageous to get right to the line and take your time. The longer you can force defensive linemen to remain in their stances the quicker they get tired. When the offense can have long drives of 10 plays or more that end with a score you have a pretty good chance of winning. On offense you can control so many aspects of the game.

By quickly getting to the line you can keep the defense from making substitutions. By taking your time at the line your offense can make pre-snap reads, adjustments and cause the defense to fatigue. By methodically moving up the field and dominating the time of possession you also limit the opponent’s possessions and keep your defense fresh. The best way to control the game is by keeping the offense on the field. That’s why long drives are a good way to dominate a football game.

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