In order to score, you’ve got to stay in bounds.
But you’ve also got to move the ball down the field.
It’s the same when you’re driving: you have to stay in your lane, but the only way to reach the destination is to use the gas pedal, too.
The object of the game isn’t to break the rules or win at all costs. But if you’re so fixated on staying inbounds that you’re not actually going anywhere, it might be time to speed things up.