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Old 12-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Kaylore View Post
Forcing fumbles isn't luck. Recovering them has been show to be so.
Whether or not recovering fumbles is pure dumb luck, or not, the more fumbles you force, the more you will recover (which is why the Patriots practice it so much).

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And if next year this falls to league avg has he stopped coaching it?
If doing a certain activity (like practicing forcing fumbles for x amount of time), is proven to help you win games...then why would you stop doing it?

It could be that the rest of the league practices ball security more leading up to games against the Patriots...equalling out the advantage that Belicheat would have gained...which is when he will start spending more time practicing other ways to beat you, and less time practicing forcing fumbles. It's all about opportunity costs, and the law of decreasing marginal returns. Some of it is based on your opponent (and their preparation), and some of it isn't.
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