Do stats lead players to changing their game and as fans should we not moan and groan when a forward pass doesn't find its target?
Some of our players, who are supposed to be our most forward thinking, regularly get a pass success rate of around 85%. The number of times i see our players receive the ball and don't even look forward is alarming. I wondered if these stats are analysed and on paper give them the belief that what they are doing is good enough. There were a few passes by Hector that didn't quite make it and our fans groaned like we'd just lost, nobody will make every pass. I love the fact he tries and even fox who didn't have a great game and got berated on here got in positions to make those passes possible, if players dont try and make those passes our fullbacks aren't going to make runs and we've seen regularly that they can and will.
I would much rather pay to watch football where our players instinctively want to go forward and make mistakes and forget this nfl american way of analysing everything and forgetting to enjoy playing football and i think clappers or not we should encourage it.