PODCAST #3: Is Running The Ball Really Worth It In The CFL Today?

PODCAST #3: Is Running The Ball Really Worth It In The CFL T...

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Does running the ball in the CFL really matter? Is it worth it to use one of your three precious downs on a handoff or a sweep? Do teams that run the ball effectively win more games in the Canadian Football League?This has been a hotly debated issue in the CFL for years.In this podcast, I, Jack, take on the daunting task of answering this much-debated question: "is running the ball in the CFL really worth it?"ENJOY!(please click the title of this blog post to listen to the podcast)------ HERE ARE THE STATISTICS REFERENCED IN MY PODCAST --------*bolded & italicized text indicates the team missed the playoffs*underlined text indicates the team participated in the Grey Cup(Record) Team = Rushing Yards  (QB rushing yds = % of team yrds)  Passing Yrds2011(6-12) Toronto = 2,298                   (576 = 25%)                                         3,770(11-7) Calgary = 2,244                    (551 = 25%)(10-8) Montreal = 2,006                   (343 = 17%)(10-8) Winnipeg = 1,988                  (480 = 24%)                                         4,494(11-7) Edmonton = 1,857                (350 = 19%)(11-7) BC = 1,777                           (471 = 27%)                                         5,090(5-13) Saskatchewan = 1,741         (448 = 26%)                                         4,526(8-10) Hamilton = 1,620                  (326 = 20%)2010(13-5) Calgary = 2,538                    (680 = 27%)                        (7-11) Edmonton = 2,223               (511 = 23%)                                         4,302(4-14) Winnipeg = 2,181                (755 = 35%)                                         4,476(9-9) Toronto = 2,005                      (274 = 14%)(10-8) Saskatchewan = 1,887         (618 = 33%)                                          5,645(12-6) Montreal = 1,795                  (433 = 24%)                                          5,675(8-10) B.C. = 1,740                         (471 = 27%)(9-9) Hamilton = 1,696                    (289 = 17%)2009(10-7-1) Calgary = 2,261                 (585 = 26%)(15-3) Montreal = 2,141                  (549 = 26%)                                          5,191(7-11) Winnipeg = 2,073                (152 = 7%)                                           3,600(8-10) B.C. = 2,059                        (610 = 30%)(10-7-1) Saskatchewan = 1,948      (603 = 31%)                                         4,672(9-9) Edmonton = 1,885                  (206 = 11%)(9-9) Hamilton = 1,872                    (572 = 31%)(3-15) Toronto = 1,710                   (341 = 20%)                                        4,1282008(3-15) Hamilton = 2,537                (899 = 35%)                                         4,474(13-5) Calgary = 2,392                   (707 = 30%)                                         5,253(12-6) Saskatchewan = 2,250        (616 = 27%)(11-7) B.C. = 2,140                       (539 = 25%)(11-7) Montreal = 1,965                  (275 = 14%)                                         5,829(8-10) Winnipeg = 1,837                (281 = 15%)(3-15) Toronto = 1,579                  (493 = 31%)                                         4,784(10-8) Edmonton = 1,456               (288 = 20%)2007(14-3-1) BC = 2,141                       (473 = 22%)(7-10-1) Calgary = 2,079                (673 = 32%)(12-6) Saskatchewan = 2,044         (784 = 38%)                                        4,990(3-15) Hamilton = 1,927                (268 = 14%)                                        3,664(8-10) Montreal = 1,909                  (530 = 28%)(10-7-1) Winnipeg = 1,821              (132 = 7%)                                          5,292(5-12-1) Edmonton = 1,561           (516 = 33%)                                        5,059(11-7) Toronto = 1,436                   (297 = 21%)RAW RUSHING Statistics: Non-playoff teams – 4.3 points                                            Grey Cup teams – 4.4 points                                            LEAGUE AVERAGE - 4.5 points                                            Playoff teams (non-Grey Cup teams) - 4.8 pointsQB rushing totals average out to making up for 23.95% of all rushing yards.QB rushing from non-playoff teams – 24.8%QB rushing from play-off teams (minus the Grey Cup Champion) – 22.5%QB rushing from Grey Cup champions = 29%Average passing yards per season for non-playoff teams = 4,278Average passing yards per season for Grey Cup teams = 5,213
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Does running the ball in the CFL really matter? Is it worth it to use one of your three precious downs on a handoff or a sweep? Do teams that run the ball effectively win more games in the Canadian Football League?This has been a hotly debated issue in the CFL for years.In this podcast, I, Jack, take on the daunting task of answering this much-debated question: "is running the ball in the CFL really worth it?"ENJOY!(please click the title of this blog post to listen to the podcast)------ HERE ARE THE STATISTICS REFERENCED IN MY PODCAST --------*bolded & italicized text indicates the team missed the playoffs*underlined text indicates the team participated in the Grey Cup(Record) Team = Rushing Yards  (QB rushing yds = % of team yrds)  Passing Yrds2011(6-12) Toronto = 2,298                   (576 = 25%)                                         3,770(11-7) Calgary = 2,244                    (551 = 25%)(10-8) Montreal = 2,006                   (343 = 17%)(10-8) Winnipeg = 1,988                  (480 = 24%)                                         4,494(11-7) Edmonton = 1,857                (350 = 19%)(11-7) BC = 1,777                           (471 = 27%)                                         5,090(5-13) Saskatchewan = 1,741         (448 = 26%)                                         4,526(8-10) Hamilton = 1,620                  (326 = 20%)2010(13-5) Calgary = 2,538                    (680 = 27%)                        (7-11) Edmonton = 2,223               (511 = 23%)                                         4,302(4-14) Winnipeg = 2,181                (755 = 35%)                                         4,476(9-9) Toronto = 2,005                      (274 = 14%)(10-8) Saskatchewan = 1,887         (618 = 33%)                                          5,645(12-6) Montreal = 1,795                  (433 = 24%)                                          5,675(8-10) B.C. = 1,740                         (471 = 27%)(9-9) Hamilton = 1,696                    (289 = 17%)2009(10-7-1) Calgary = 2,261                 (585 = 26%)(15-3) Montreal = 2,141                  (549 = 26%)                                          5,191(7-11) Winnipeg = 2,073                (152 = 7%)                                           3,600(8-10) B.C. = 2,059                        (610 = 30%)(10-7-1) Saskatchewan = 1,948      (603 = 31%)                                         4,672(9-9) Edmonton = 1,885                  (206 = 11%)(9-9) Hamilton = 1,872                    (572 = 31%)(3-15) Toronto = 1,710                   (341 = 20%)                                        4,1282008(3-15) Hamilton = 2,537                (899 = 35%)                                         4,474(13-5) Calgary = 2,392                   (707 = 30%)                                         5,253(12-6) Saskatchewan = 2,250        (616 = 27%)(11-7) B.C. = 2,140                       (539 = 25%)(11-7) Montreal = 1,965                  (275 = 14%)                                         5,829(8-10) Winnipeg = 1,837                (281 = 15%)(3-15) Toronto = 1,579                  (493 = 31%)                                         4,784(10-8) Edmonton = 1,456               (288 = 20%)2007(14-3-1) BC = 2,141                       (473 = 22%)(7-10-1) Calgary = 2,079                (673 = 32%)(12-6) Saskatchewan = 2,044         (784 = 38%)                                        4,990(3-15) Hamilton = 1,927                (268 = 14%)                                        3,664(8-10) Montreal = 1,909                  (530 = 28%)(10-7-1) Winnipeg = 1,821              (132 = 7%)                                          5,292(5-12-1) Edmonton = 1,561           (516 = 33%)                                        5,059(11-7) Toronto = 1,436                   (297 = 21%)RAW RUSHING Statistics: Non-playoff teams – 4.3 points                                            Grey Cup teams – 4.4 points                                            LEAGUE AVERAGE - 4.5 points                                            Playoff teams (non-Grey Cup teams) - 4.8 pointsQB rushing totals average out to making up for 23.95% of all rushing yards.QB rushing from non-playoff teams – 24.8%QB rushing from play-off teams (minus the Grey Cup Champion) – 22.5%QB rushing from Grey Cup champions = 29%Average passing yards per season for non-playoff teams = 4,278Average passing yards per season for Grey Cup teams = 5,213
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