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Week 2, Game 1


terrypjohnson
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Last night, we played the team that whipped our butts in the Jamboree.

We won 6-0 in OT.

From an offensive line standpoint, I was thrilled!! We knew they were going to put a defender on everyone's outside shoulder. We spent all of practice Saturday morning working on down blocking. While we didn't score a lot of points, we did move the ball. The offensive line won the battle most of the time. I was really proud of the kids... and I'm pretty sure everyone in town knows that I was too 😉

The biggest problem we ran into is that they lined up a defense tailored to stop the triple wing. More specifically, they lined up a blitzer outside out of the wing and crashed him every time. Since there's no lead blocker on the triple wing and the guards were told not to pull (not sure why because I wasn't in the huddle), the blitzer came through untouched. When the other coaches told the wings to block out, the DE came through untouched. Ultimately, we moved under center and ran some Coach Parker-type Beast Tank plays (only two backs... the other was to the wide side) and stayed between the tackles. Three plays into OT, we were in the end zone.

Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice -- Dutch Meyer


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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

Since there's no lead blocker on the triple wing and the guards were told not to pull (not sure why because I wasn't in the huddle)

TPJ, that could be why you were shut out in regulation.

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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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@coachdp - I agree with you 100%. The kid that I wanted to pull / lead block is "red striped" (over the weight limit) but was more athletic and physical than the blitzer. I think after a few big gains, they would have thought twice before sending him.

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You might want to bring up that point to whoever's in charge.  In addition, it's a complete waste of time (both yours and your player's) to spend practice time on the pull if you aren't going to do so in a game. 🙄

That's the diff between winning the game easily in regulation and potentially losing it in overtime.  That's why they say players win games but coaches lose them.

--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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@coachdp - I've brought it up a few times. He even scheduled a practice with just me and the line last Saturday so that I could go over TKO blocking, so I feel like he's really wanting to try it. We play some weaker opponents over the next few games, so hopefully, we can run a few "Double Gators" to get everyone on board.

But, this is why I'm going to bug everyone to help me find a head coaching gig next year 😉

Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice -- Dutch Meyer


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