An stat popped up in my Twitter timeline yesterday on how teams average significantly more yards per carry from the shotgun than any other formation.
Yards Per Carry by Formation in the NFL this year:
— Ethan Young (@NFLDrafter) October 5, 2017
This piqued my interest for a couple reasons: 1) You logically wonder if this is a down-and-distance issue more than a formation issue, and 2) I’ve been thinking for a while that the traditional way for running the ball from jumbo formation in short-yardage situations might not be the optimal choice. Continue reading “Running from Shotgun Formation Works, Even in Short Yardage”