For one season, you have a choice between
>a running back who will average 10 yards a carry with a minimum of 30 carries per game between his own goalline and the opposing 20. In the redzone, this running back cannot ever gain a single yard.
>Running back who can't do shit outside of the red zone, but will score a touchdown every time they touch the ball in the redzone.
Who do you choose and why?
Option 2. In the red zone it gets harder to pass(less deep threat, safeties start to cheat up or over). Running becomes more important. So getting to the red zone and having a less effective pass attack becomes crippling. Plus most teams spell backs anyway, so running to get to the 20's isn't impossible.
All you gotta do is make it to the 20 yard line and since most teams anymore are pass happy you can rely on that to get you to that point and it's a gimme once you get there according to the scenario.
Yeah, and we'll say it's not literally every 10th time, but at the end of the year, that's what it ends up being (which does make it easier to predict as the year wears on, but w/e)
So, it seems like with option A = you have about 10-12 redzone attempts to get the ball in the endzone by passing.
And option B, you have a guaranteed TD every redzone try by passing only.
Seems like option A is the obvious choice....