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A big part of the game includes football statistics. Penalties, first downs, time of possession, yards, receiving, yards rushing, tackles, all are a big aspects in the football game and poor statistics generally results in a poor performance or loss.

But at the same time great football statistics does not always mean that you will be successful and get the win on the football field either. According to football fanatic Jonathan Bunge, turnovers is the biggest killer in a football game, that is, when a football team turns the ball over to the opposing team through an interception or fumble or and as a result gives up a rapid score. No matter how good statistically you are on the football field, these quick scores can be game breakers during that game. Your team can be playing great, passing the football, rushing the football, and even preventing them with your defense and then ‘bang’ a turn-over happens and worst of all a touchdown results. Not only does it devalue your team but it gives the opposing teams the confidence and momentum and turn around what was a great game statistically into a catastrophe. So it is truly possible to outplay a football team statistically, lead all the classifications and in spite of this lose the game as an outcome of turn-overs.

So in a football game, as a coach how do you eradicate turn-overs? The reasonable answer to that question is that you possibly will not eradicate turn-overs completely from your game, but if you practice football rudiments efficiently in practice, then you can bring about the turn-overs and diminish them significantly. Most turn-overs are mental errors caused by poor judgement or poor fundamentals. For instance, your star running back does not grip the ball properly as he runs through the line of scrimmage. As he runs by, an opposing defensive linemen slaps at the ball and causes the ball to pop out and create a turn-over.

To sum it up if the running back had good ball carrying basics and protected the football then it would have restricted the chances of being stripped out by the slap of the defensive linemen. This error could have been stopped in practice. In addition, your quarterback tries to jam a pass in to your receiver downfield who is running a poor pattern of pass. The quarterback makes a meagre throw which results in an interception. Now, we have two mistakes that happened which caused in a turn-over. First of all, a poor decision by the quarterback as well as a poor route by the receiver to throw the football caused in the interception.

As Jonathan Bunge says, to effectively minimize your turn-overs is one of your goals through the football season. This can be primarily done by practicing good football essentials as well as working with groups and individual players during your football systems time on either defense or offence and coaching them up to be solid profoundly as well as to make good football resolutions on the field. The consequence would be that it will lessen your turn-overs considerably, not eliminate them entirely, but minimize them so that your team will have more achievement on the football field.