Originally Posted by ESTI
I've stories, that I won't bore you with, from personal experiences of well known players running numbers up to keep stat's up (distances, sprints) and then on the other side, some of the greats showing incredibly low numbers yet being the most effective player, and game winning, on the team. Also of whole team stat's showing the same.
The biggest danger I see is actually the focusing on the stat's incorrectly and this then becomes a motivator for players to do stupid things.
Think 'headless chicken'.