Found May 26, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Yesterday I read an article about coach Bill Cowher that proposed the struggles he would face should he revisit the sideline. Cowher has not denied a return, and sensible speculation has him linked to the New York Giants. Cowher’s recent purchase of a 2-bedroom condo on East 64th Street in Manhattan’s upper east side adds fuel to that flicker. The author’s assumption is that the game has evolved beyond Bill Cowher, who retired in 2006, and his ground-and-pound run-heavy style is outdated. I recognize we write opinion not journalism. I deploy suppositions based on stats and trends. I get that. I do that. But it got me curious about all the talk of a pass-first league and how the game has evolved over the last 6 years. Numbers don’t lie so I peeled back the pages and delved into glorious stats and this is what I found. In 2006 the regular season passing yards totaled 104,861 (16,389 attempts, 6.4 yards per attempt). The rushing totals topped 60,061 yards in 14,447 ...
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