The #NFL playoffs has been nostalgic – a trip back to high school football. Iâ€™ve had flashbacks to the 1980-90â€™s during my first 12 years of my 40-year coaching career, as high school head coach – the 100/200 Pass-Run Ratio.
Three #NFL playoff games have featured my 1980-90â€™s high school football stats – the 100/200 Pass-Run Ratio, a formula that #WonBig in high school because of The S&M Gap, the Strength & Muscle long-distance gap that separated strong teams and weak teams.
Three #NFL playoffs wins during the past month have featured quarterbacks passing under 100 yards combined with a running back that gained almost 200 yards or more. The 100-200 yard pass-run ratio was our proven high school winning formula that we used for over a decade to turnaround three dead high school programs. The 100-200 pass-run ratio was the result of the combined effect of the following factors:
- Maximum-Minimum Rule: Fear of passing plus minimum reps invested in passing.
- Survival of the #Strongest Rule.
I feared passing, quarterbacks, receivers, pass blockers. I didnâ€™t trust any of them because I didnâ€™t trust my coaching of the passing game. You donâ€™t practice what you fear. You practice the least what you fear the most. You invest the least reps in what scares you the most. Consequently, I invested heavily in running-game reps and weight-room reps. That formula worked out because we worked out harder than any of our competition. We #WonBig, not because of Xs and Os but because of X Fitness and O Fitness. When our Xs and Os were stronger than their Xs and Os, we #WonBig. Perfect undefeated seasons.
TheÂ Law of Proportion governs the S&M Gap – the higher you go, the smaller the S&M gap:
- The biggest gap is in high school.
- Small gap in college
- Smaller gap in the #NFL.
- Smallest gap in the #NFL playoffs
The 100-200 Pass-Run Ratio is not supposed to work in the #NFL or the #NFL playoffs because the S&M Gap is negligible in the #NFL and in the #NFL playoffs.
The 100-200 yards pass-run ratio is a reversal of the normal #NFL negligible S&M Gap:
- 98.6% of #NFL running backs average under 100 rushing per game.
- 98.6% of #NFL quarterbacks average 200-plus yards per game.
That changed during 3 NFL playoff games. 3 NFL playoff games feature high school pass-run stats:
- Tennessee Titan QB Ryan Tannehill passed for under 100 yards twice in the NFL playoffs and won both games – just 72 yards and 88 yards against the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, while Tennessee running back Derrick Henry rushed for almost 200 yards in both games.
- San Francisco QB JimmyÂ GaroppoloÂ passed for only 77 yards while 49er running back Raheem Mostert gained 220 yards with 4 TDs in the 49er demolition of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
The 80-20 run-pass percentage worked out in high school because the Giant S&M Gap, not because running plays are better than passing plays, a myth that has been passed down by the Football Establishment from one generation to another.
- There is a Giant S&M Gap in the NFL.
- The S&M Gap Model has been shattered – there is no longer a negligible Strength & Muscle Gap in the NFL. The NFL S&M Gap has become the same as the high school S&M Gap.
- The bigger the S&M Gap, the more weaker teams get pushed around, #mauled, and embarrassed.
- Running doesn’t win championships. Neither does passing. Strength wins. Weakness loses.
- PMS has hit the NFL. Post-Modern Society has caused Culture Shock in the NFL.
- Hereâ€™s what PMS looks like, sounds like, feels like: Nothing makes sense any more. #AssBackwardMentality takes over.
Blessings + all good things