John Helsley: Power Lunch Chat transcript, August 8, 2012
John Helsley answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.
by John Helsley
Modified: August 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm •
Published: August 8, 2012
Evan, as long as that doesn't mean the offense takes a step back, I'm sure Bill Young and his guys would be all for it. A year ago, the Cowboys scored a lot and they often scored fast, putting the defense back on the field. That's tough on a defense. And it skews the numbers, because they're required to be on the field more than defenses on teams with more controlled offenses. If you look deeper into the stats, the Cowboys weren't bad in average yards per play and they led the Big 12 in scoring defense.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...