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We played a team that we beat twice before. For whatever reason we were way to overconfident. At half, we only lead 6-0. The head coach was upset that he didn't think the line was blocking. I pulled him aside and explained that the handoffs weren't hitting fast enough and that none of the wingbacks were blocking (though the FB had 5 pancakes).

With that bit of information, we put it all together. Running some single wing-like stuff, the kids started the taking the direct snaps and running through the holes for big gains. To the untrained eye, it looked like the line was blowing people up, when in reality, they were doing the same thing they did all game long. We ended up winning 28-0.

We play the last place team on Thursday and then play for the County Championship on Tuesday. Will keep everyone posted...

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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

The head coach was upset that he didn't think the line was blocking.

Was he watching?

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@coachdp - Honestly, he was busy watching the backs. I don't think he realizes how slow the handoffs are because every team up here has the same issue (which is fingernails on the blackboard for me!). However, I recognize it because I've coached elsewhere and know how quickly some of these plays should hit in order to avoid a negative play.

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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

@coachdp - Honestly, he was busy watching the backs. I don't think he realizes how slow the handoffs are because every team up here has the same issue 

Yeah, but if he's busy watching the Backs, then how does he not know that they're the problem?  I mean, he's looking at it and it's right there in front of him and he still tells the o-line they're not blocking?  Sounds like the guys we coach against.

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@coachdp - That's the frustrating part -- it's right in front of him. And he doesn't see it.

That wasn't even the worst thing that happened. The defensive coordinator told our wingbacks to do something mid-play. They did what he said (why wouldn't they?). Then, the head coach goes ballistic that they didn't do what he told them in the huddle. I had to wait until halftime to explain what happened and I told the defensive coordinator to stick to this side of the ball -- just causes confusion.

As a side node, if a blitzer from 5 yards outside of backside end is making tackles on the other side field, is it safe to say that your backs aren't getting through the hole quick enough?

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I had to wait until halftime to explain what happened and I told the defensive coordinator to stick to this side of the ball -- just causes confusion.

--Yes, but everyone thinks their input is the most important, regardless of whether they're staying in their lane, or not.

As a side node, if a blitzer from 5 yards outside of backside end is making tackles on the other side field, is it safe to say that your backs aren't getting through the hole quick enough?

--Dunno, I'd have to see the video.  But I do know that I want my Backs on the backs of the lead blockers when they're hitting the culmination point.  Otherwise, you're going to need to rely on pancakes for your blocking to work.  I don't need pancakes; I just need a sheet of wax paper between my ball-carrier and their defender.

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"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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