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Coyote
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September 25, 2020 10:15 am  

Greetings, Coaches

Last night we played a make-up game against a very decent 2-2 team (we were 4-0 coming in), it was a very physical game. Their QB is their best player, good speed, hard charger, hard to bring down, I had hoped to draft him last yr as a 3rd grader for our FB.  Their RB’s are decent, nothing special, and their OLine is huge.   This team consistently drafts the biggest of the bigs, which often translates as the slowest of the slow.  Year in and Year out they put together physical, smash-mouth kinda teams. 

Our kids responded to their physicality without a hitch, and exceeded it.  Those Bigs on the DL were getting eaten up by our very much smaller OL.  Force equaling Mass x Acceleration, our much higher acceleration, proper angles and technique = huge holes all night.  

We owned the perimeter, but for two glaring errors, both of which turned into bad-guy scores (they converted both times, totaling 16 pts for the game; most pts we’ve surrendered this yr) We preach tackling the ball carrier all the way to the ground, “put ‘im in the dirt,” our kid tried to sling their kid to the ground, who did one of those “How’d he do that” things, managing to stay on his feet and scored.   Their other score, for some reason our CB decided to cut hard inside on a self-called blitz, (probably tired of not getting in the action as they were moving the ball inside) and they just happened to have a toss pitch to the outside and their kid got the corner.  Won't know until we look at film, but I'm pretty sure their sweeps and pitches, except for those 2 plays were all TFL.  

Their game plan was to control the clock with their inside game.  Their massive C & OG’s were kinda glacial, but drove all before them,  the QB was patient and stayed with his blockers, and is tough to bring down.  They moved the ball well on 3 of their possessions used a lot of clock.  One drive got down inside the 20 before they turned it over on downs, otherwise, they never threatened.  I thought their game plan was pretty good.

We recovered an onside kick, stealing their 1st possession of the 2nd half, along with a fumble recovery, for +2 turn-over margin.  We had no turn-overs.

Our Half-back had a career night, went all “Crazy Legs Hirsch” on ‘em.  Picked up 5 scores on ‘whirling dervish’ long runs.  Our FB had a big night pounding Belly Weak – ran it 6 times in a row on one drive.  Early on,  he was missing the hole, and running into his blockers, still bulled his way for good gains, he’d just gotten in a hurry and instead of taking the proper “Belly” steps, he was stepping forward to take the ball, which caused him to bump into the QB, slowing him down, but mostly changed his angle to the hole.  He got whiney about no blocking when it was his poor footwork causing him to run past some very nice holes.  We got that fixed at half time and he had a great night, once it looked like he almost tried to made a cut.  He also picked up a TD. 

We could have scored more, if I’d given our HB more carries - he was having that kind of night - but instead gave some of our Blockers some “atta-boy” carries.    Which resulted in another 4th down rule required punt.  This time we got the Punter to kick it OOB.  He didn't like it, wants to show off his leg, but he followed orders (and complained about it all the way back to the bench.  We had a little talk)

We’d decided before the game, that unless we needed to do otherwise, we'd get our kicker more attempts at the PAT, he was 3 of 6.

Final score: 39 – 16.    We’re now 5-0.  

Sat. is the regular season Finale, we face a 4-1 opponent who very capable, with an impressive roster. We expect a very challenging game.  Not only do we want to remain unbeaten, and be Regular Season champs, but we want to secure the #1 seed in the play-offs (4 teams).

 

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Umm.... why does that 6 ft tall 9 yr old have a goatee...?


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September 25, 2020 11:29 am  
Posted by: @coyote

Force equaling Mass x Acceleration, our much higher acceleration, proper angles and technique = huge holes all night.  

--Size doesn't mean much, when you don't know how to use it.

This time we got the Punter to kick it OOB.  He didn't like it, wants to show off his leg, but he followed orders (and complained about it all the way back to the bench.  We had a little talk)

--Let him show it off by seeing how far it keeps going once it's OOB. lol

--Dave

 

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The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

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September 25, 2020 12:18 pm  

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Tell the rest of the punt team to go to the sideline at the snap. Tell the punter it's his job to tackle the returner.

 

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September 25, 2020 12:37 pm  
Posted by: @gumby_in_co

Tell the rest of the punt team to go to the sideline at the snap. Tell the punter it's his job to tackle the returner.

^ Brilliant! ^.  That's going in my notebook.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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