Originally Posted by Torgus
Nah, the real issues are possession, fatigue, and field position. If you trot your offense out there in full hurry up mode, and proceed to go 3 and out, you throw you defense back on the field after having about 90 seconds to rest. That puts them in a brutal spot, especially if they were just on the field for some 14 play drive or something brutal like that. You can fatigue your own players as well, NE was very flat in the second half of that DEN game in ’12 when they first unveiled the “turbo” hurry up. You get tired as hell ripping off 80-90 snaps. And finally, for obvious reasons it leads to you getting dominated in time of possession.
Now does that matter? It’s an argument as old as the universe. I agree though, it’s not used enough.
More marginal is that it requires a quarterback in near complete control of his offense. He has to be able to make his standard reads, adjustments, calls, and protections in a fraction of his normally allotted time. It is no coincidence that Peyton and Tom are exceptionally good at varying the pace of their offenses. "