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    Tired D

    Ok football neophyte/just-a-lot-more-into-basketball type here. (Maybe you saw my signature)

    Here's what I wanna know: I keep hearing stuff like "Well, the Defense was on the field so long; they got tired and couldn't cover the offense. Isn't it true the offense was on the field that whole time as well? So in other words if you put the offense on the field with the defense and had them play for 30 min straight, would they tire at different rates or would both be equally tired?


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    Re: Tired D

    Offense knows where the play is going, defense has to react. Harder to react quick when tired out than go from point A to point B as planned. You see the same thing in basketball too, it is way more tiring to play D than O.



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    Re: Tired D

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Offense knows where the play is going, defense has to react. Harder to react quick when tired out than go from point A to point B as planned. You see the same thing in basketball too, it is way more tiring to play D than O.
    Offense also controls the tempo...



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    Re: Tired D

    I agree and along those lines O - knowing where the play is going can "take a play off" to some degree where D has to always assume they will be involved in the play some how. So can be more mentally draining as well.



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    Re: Tired D

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Offense also controls the tempo...
    I agree. Plus, if you are playing a position like DL, you have 1 or 2 300 lb. OL leaning on you every play while you try to stand your ground or fight through the block. I think that is one of the reasons why you see so much more subsitutions on the DL.

    I think there is a mental factor too. When the D makes stop after stop, but the O keeps going 3 and out instead ob building a lead, it gets harder to keep the intensity up.



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