Notifications
Clear all

Week 2, Game 2


terrypjohnson
(@terrypjohnson)
Bronze
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 411
Topic starter  

We beat the team that's currently in third place 22-8.

It shouldn't have been *that* close. We went up 14-0 right away and the intensity level just dropped off from there. For the third straight game, the offensive line did a great job blocking with only a handful of missed blocks.

To touch on a topic from another thread, I'm really frustrated by what I'm seeing from several of the other coaching staffs. We're halfway through the season and most of our opponents still have trouble with the exchange. Those that use the shotgun snap are still "moonballing" it, so our defensive ends are in the backfield before they can hand the ball off. I don't know how you can be a head coach and not realize that the exchange is the most important part of a play. Half of these teams could beat us if they cleaned that up...

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


Quote
DKTurtle
(@dkturtle)
Bronze
Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 266
 
Posted by: @terrypjohnson

 

To touch on a topic from another thread, I'm really frustrated by what I'm seeing from several of the other coaching staffs. We're halfway through the season and most of our opponents still have trouble with the exchange. 

If I remember right your league doesn't allow anyone to line up in the A gaps and doesn't allow A gap runs. My guess is due to those rules a lot of coaches are putting an MPP type player at center thinking that they can hide a player who can snap the ball and not have to block. I run into a little bit of this with our league rules where we have to have exactly 6 defensive linemen. We see mostly 2 techs, very rare to see a 0 or 1 tech. Many coaches in my league try to hide a weaker player at center due to these rules. 

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.


ReplyQuote
terrypjohnson
(@terrypjohnson)
Bronze
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 411
Topic starter  

@dkturtle - I'm sure that's what they're doing.

But they're not developing these kids. Strong player or MPP, those kids need to work on snaps constantly. I borrowed a technique from Coach Potter where I make all three centers give me 50 perfect snaps at the beginning of practice and 50 perfect snaps at the end. If one gets moonballed, dropped, or is short, we start back at 1. 

Other teams aren't placing this much emphasis on the exchange / long snap. It's hard to run the cool new reverse when the QB can't get the ball.

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


ReplyQuote
CoachDP
(@coachdp)
Kryptonite
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 17927
 
Posted by: @terrypjohnson

It's hard to run the cool new reverse when the QB can't get the ball.

That's because coaches are focused on the result instead of how to get there.

--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


ReplyQuote
DKTurtle
(@dkturtle)
Bronze
Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 266
 
Posted by: @terrypjohnson

@dkturtle - I'm sure that's what they're doing.

But they're not developing these kids. Strong player or MPP, those kids need to work on snaps constantly. I borrowed a technique from Coach Potter where I make all three centers give me 50 perfect snaps at the beginning of practice and 50 perfect snaps at the end. If one gets moonballed, dropped, or is short, we start back at 1. 

Other teams aren't placing this much emphasis on the exchange / long snap. It's hard to run the cool new reverse when the QB can't get the ball.

I agree with you. Forget the cool new reverse, its hard to run your bread and butter when the QB can't get the ball. I don't understand why coaches do it but I'm more than happy to exploit it. We've had 3 teams change centers mid-game in 5 games this season. Now they put a better athlete there who hasn't practiced snaps all week and don't understand why they still can't get snaps. 

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.


ReplyQuote
Share: