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Panther Football
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:38:44 PM »
Season started today.  Won 32-0.  Gave up one first down and ended with -72 yards of offense given up.

Dline - we owned the line of scrimmage all day.  With 16 TFL's , 3 cause fumbles,  and 3 sacks.  We also had three holding penalties, two false starts, and a unsportsmanlike penalty on their offense. 

Oline -  we did a great job of moving the line scrimmage with the line moving the Dline 2 to 3 yards a snap.  We opened some very nice holes for our running backs.  We had two negative plays one from the QB holding the ball to long and an edge rusher got him off a backs block.  The other was a fumble from a third string RB.  First play from snap we had a 8 yard wide hole for our back to run through.

The kids did a great job today executing.  Staff is really proud of them.
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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 09:23:49 AM »
Awesome coach.

-72 yards is a great day on D
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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 01:38:24 AM »
2nd game of the year and we won 27-0.  We had a TD called back due to a block in the back from our LG 22 yards down the field on a kid that was not in the play.  First year player...great kid, will be a outstandning linemen in a few seasons...lots of growing to do :)

Oline did a great job making holes today.  Had several plays were the defense was five yards down the field backpeddling.  Ravaged them on sweep and bootleg plays.  We got sloppy in the 4th quarter as we started playing down to the level of competition.  Had a few things to fix in practice tonight with reach blocking footwork for several of the boys.  Overall 3 point stances, get off, and blocking progression is looking good.  We are improving every week.  Just finished up installing wedge with the line and it looks solid will use it in this game this week.

Defensively we did an outstanding job.  1 positive play for the entire game of 9 yards.  31 snaps - 30 TFL, 4 cause fumbles, 2 FR, 4 sacks.

Our defensive line has bought totally into get off, stay low, speed rip, bull rush.  We worked a great deal on spliting double teams and we did a really nice jobs on several occasions splitting the double and making a tackle for loss.  Our NT had a field day making nine TFL's at the snap on the QB before he even got the ball out of the center's backside.  At one point they had a triple team on him and was still collasping the pocket.  Our entire DLINE did a great job on Saturday and we got a lot of boys time on the dline getting experience.  My son had five TFL's and 2 sacks along with a hand full of assists plus he was  the RDE and managed to frustrate the entire right side all day.  -54 yards given up on defense.  Not sure what the numbers are on offense but it was over 250 yards of offense when I stopped counting.

One thing I am really tired of is officials managing the clock and not making calls that are affecting the safety of our players.  This particular game the opposing oline resorted to some very dirty play...  Facemasking, hooking around the neck, hi-low chop blocks, tackling our dline after the whistle (tons of late hits on our defensive players) and not a single flag or warning.  We had our RDT speed rip low and he was facemasked on one side and nearly had his pads ripped off his back from behind on the other side while the RDE got chopped while the TE had him hooked around the neck (literally a head lock)...not a single flag.  If a ref is not going to do his job just don't bother to show up... THe entire time the opposing coaches on the other side are goading these kids to keep doing it while the sideline ref sits on our sideline and doesn't bother to throw the laundary.    Their TE probably had forty pounds on our RDE and the WB probably had another 20 lbs on him as well so it wasn't like they were outmatched... We took a time out at one point and just asked for a warning so they could cut the chance of serious injury and it fell on inept/deaf ears. 

Any ways 2-0 not a single positive yard allowed much less a point :)

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 07:23:51 AM »
Ok I can see it now. When another team gets a first down they are going to celebrate like they won the superbowl.  ;D

This is awesome to hear Jack.
Robert

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 09:12:04 AM »
Are you back to running dw?

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 10:02:14 AM »
Are you back to running dw?

I am only coaching the OLINE and DLINE this year.  Which is a really nice break just coaching positions.  The team runs a split back offense pretty traditional no frills.

Sweep, Power, Dive, Cross Buck (FB), WB Reverse,  Bootleg, Bootleg pass, TE Pop in double tight with WB.  Just got them to add QB WEDGE (Keep) on both a normal count and a silent count.  They move the WB into Flanker with the FB in slot and run bubble and fly/seam and still run dive but now they have QB wedge as another option. 

On the line we are just blocking COVERED/UNCOVERED DRIVE and COVERED/UNCOVERED REACH (basically inside/outside zone) but not teaching the line to come off the double to the backer.  Once on they drive him to the backer level.  If uncovered and the covered defender is shaded far side the lineman works through the near hip of that DT and cuts off the next backer inside.  Very simple scheme but we are getting really good at running it.  For Power we run TKO but with no pulling backfield handles kickout (backside is MOMA).

Four schemes
C/UC - DRIVE
C/UC - REACH
POWER -(TKO w/MOMA backside)
WEDGE

We have a pretty solid line even with three new boys to football on the offensive line.  We have a dedicated 1.5 hour practice for dline and oline so that has paid off.  The boys have bought into what we are doing on both sides.   

DLINE we focus on stance, get off, speed rip, bull rush, splitting double teams (stab technique and drop technique), locating the ball and closing/compressing the backfield. 

I stress to them what our goals are as OLINE and DLINE every practice so if they make a mistake we circle around to the goals and if we are hitting them.

OLINE GOAL - CREATE TIME AND SPACE
DLINE GOAL - DENY TIME AND SPACE

Pretty simple and it all works with this group.

Jack
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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 12:20:40 AM »
Well we won again on Saturday.  46-0.  Played a horribly coached team with good talent and some very big linemen.

Again allowed one positive play and it was a fumble rooskie play where the QB lays the ball on the ground at the snap and the WB picks the ball up and runs.  Got 9 yards after the QB got hammered by our NT and DT.  The remainder of the game was all TFL and cause fumbles. 

We worked this week a lot on our drive blocking scheme and pass pro and it paid off on the offensive side of the ball.  Our RB's were bouncing all their dive plays outside last week so this past week the staff spent the week focusing on inside runs (DIVE/POWER) and they did a great job of running inside and getting vertical.  THe oline opened hole after hole often with 3 to 5 yard holes at the point of attack. 

We ran wedge for the first time this week and got a 8 yard wedge for a TD.  It was beautiful it exploded forward for 4 yards and slowed and suddenly lunged forward after a quick second as the NT collapsed under the pressure of seven linemen collapsing in on him for the last 4 yards.  We actually got about 4 yards deep into the endzone.  I didn't get the see the rest of them because I had to take my son to the ER.  Long story...

Looks like we gave up -49 yards of offense.  Our last TD was off a Safety blitz and our S and BSDE hit the QB just as he was passing into the flat and our PSDE intercepted the ball and took it to the house for the final TD. 

3-0 and we face a really good opponent this next Saturday.  Good passing team that likes to throw the TE SEAM and the FLANKER FLY as well as a TE/FB flood.  This will be a good challange for us but I think our pressure at the line will give them some real problems. 

THere defense is going to have problems stopping our oline as they are small and not to quick on the get off.

Jack
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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 12:52:09 AM »
What age group Jack? It says 14u but I know that isnt right.

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 07:41:46 AM »
What age group Jack? It says 14u but I know that isnt right.

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These are 3rd graders (8 and 9 year olds).

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 01:37:17 AM »
Last week's game against the HP Cowboys was a fun one.  Still undefeated and still unscored upon.  Won 24-0.  4-0

The Cowboys gave us some problems.  Good QB with good receivers but they didn't have good pass protection and you need all three to be successful in the passing game.

On defense we allowed 39 positive yards after penalties, sacks and turnovers. 

Defense -
Spent the week working on getting our hands up once we broke past the OLINE's heels with our DLINE.  Also worked on path to the passer for our DE's especially on Bootlegs and Rollouts getting chest to chest on the passer and forcing him back inside or to take a deeper path.   We netted 6 sacks but the passer was on the ground every pass play.  He didn't get a pass off that didn't get contested behind the LOS and it really helped.  He got outside three times on us and but once our DE's figured out the path we stopped the rollouts and bootlegs and forcing either short throws for minimum gain or incomplete passes.  A few sacks happened as well.  Their oline just was not prepared for the pressure we sent with five and six men. Their oline did a poor job of picking up pressure especially from the inside at NT and at the DE spots.  We had several tipped balls due to the DLINE getting their hands up on drop back passes.  One got tipped and landed in the hands of one of our OLB's and he took it for six.  Overall a great Defensive performance and was really proud of our dline.

On Offense  the online played sloppy and often came off blocks early...drove me crazy.  Did a poor job of going through their rules especially our right side.  Even with tall that we managed to score several times and move the ball but it was not due to the line play.  We cleaned that up in practice this week.  Our RTE kept firing off and driving his guy back two or three yards and then would shove him and turn around and look for the ball... I probably lost my voice due to him doing it all game.  We were shorthanded so I didn't have boy to swap him with or I would have.  Hell stances were sloppy, get off was sloppy, finishing was sloppy....just really bad oline play.

My son got 2 sacks, 3 TFL's, 1 cause fumble, 1 fumble recovering, and two tipped passes playing DE.  Was really proud of him...worked on getting by wrappers (kids who just wrap their arms around the defender and hold them).  He flipped the kid twice and after that the holding, well the blocking stopped altogether.  Taught the DL to rip their off gap arm up in the oline armpit and step back hard with the gap side foot...basic hip throw.  Several kids used it and to good effect.  We are working on wrappers, grabbers, and pullers and how to get them off you.  THis is a season of teams just outright holding us and we are not getting calls.  So I am done talking to the officials..just working on violently removing the holders from our DLINE until they stop.

This week we played the Plano Wolves. 
Defense was outstanding posted another shutout so we are 5-0 and no one has scored on us and only one team has gotten positive yards on us so far.
Netted -56 yards and they only had three positive runs the rest were TFL's or SACKS.  Second half we just stayed in BASE or STACK and didn't make any blitz calls...

My son had 2 sacks, 3 TFL's, and a fumble recovery. 

We again worked heavily on getting holding linemen off us.

1) Grabber - we are using a quick swim...club the wrist with the gap side hand and swim the off gap elbow over the grabber's hands and drive the elbow into the wrists as you step throw the gap with off gap foot.  Did a nice job on several occasions they didn't get a clean speed rip and the OLINE locked up on their plates.. 

2) Pullers - oline grabbing the jersey at the arm or shoulder...teaching the dline to swim his arm over the pulling hand and then rip through the puller's wrist with the bicep/cuff of elbow.  Didn't see it used but my son said the other DE used it a few times on the far side when the OT was pulling him as he went by.

3) Wrappers - already discussed above.

Offense was outstanding.  Oline was firing off the ball, getting on their blocks, double teams looked really nice.  Several doubles landed on the laps of the LB's making huge holes for our running backs.  Ran wedge, inside covered/uncovered, and outside covered/uncovered.  Did a really good job of finishing.  Our RTE jumped off his block twice and did the spin around look for the ball...pulled him and had a little discussion on staying focused and finishing blocks and he was fine the rest of the game.

My son ran the ball three times for 48 yards and a TD.  Was fun to see him run the ball he normally just wants to play defense...

35-0.  5-0!


Next week we face a double wing/33 stack team so we will work on playing the pullers from the backside and frontside of the pull and splitting the wedge.  Should be a fun game I have several boys that play basketball for me on that team...


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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 01:55:13 AM »
We are 7-0. 

Last week we faced the Wildcats.  Tough game against a well-coached team.  They ran the offset FB doublewing and a 62 front.  I thought they would run the 33 stack but that never materialized.

We prepared for the doublewing but until a team actually defends it they just don't know what they are facing.  They ran power, inside counter, fb wedge, fb trap, and a few pass plays.  They also ran QB power off power sweep.

At first, the FB trap and WB power gave us problems because our LB's were overshooting the tunnel.   DE's didn't do a good job of initially squeezing the tunnel either but by the end of the 2nd quarter, we had our ILB's bracketing the FB and our DL penetrating on the butts of pullers and our DE's squeezing the tunnels down from outside in.  Overall we allowed 69 yards of offense after TFL's and penalties on both sides were included.  They had one WB inside counter that we over penetrated on with a 4 and 20 and lost contain on the WB that they scored on from 29 yards out.  The second half they never got a positive yard due to the defense tightening up and playing sound football.  Took the FB out of the game by having the ILB's bracket him the rest of the game.  DLine play was the big problem as the oline struggled to get and hold double teams or down blocks.  I have to say our boys are good at getting in behind the heels of the oline.  All the work has really paid off.    My son had a really nice day.  5 TFL's.  1 sack.  1 cause fumble.  Caused a lot of pressure at DE and DT as we moved him around.

Offense we worked sweep to power to dive all day.  The defense got so fixated on defending sweep they let us run power and dive for a lot of positive yard.  In the end it was poor BCR play on the backside as we got five big plays, three of which ended up being TD's off of QUARTERBACK BOOT. 

33-6.  first TD scored on us all year off of a WB inside counter play. 

This weeks game was against the other undefeated team in our division.  We pulled out a win 12-6.  Really it wasn't that close once the second half started.  They ran in shotgun inverted wishbone and in a split back with WB.  Big line with some really big boys on the line and they ran a 44 split defense.  On defense we had issues at first penetrating as they did a nice job blocking and closing down gaps but as the first half went on we starting getting penetrations and started making plays in the backfield.  The big linemen started wearing down as they played both ways.  By far and way we are simply better conditioned on the line than our opponents.  I have the boys work 60 to 80 reps on OLINE and nad DLINE days we work the same so that we get essentially two games worth of reps in a practice.  This has paid off in our kids simply being better conditioned than their opponents.  SEcond half we made some adjustments with our LB's and we shut them down except for two big runs of 15 and 12 yards. 

The offense the first half was tough our oline against the two big DLinemen kept anchoring off their get off and not getting any movement and the two kids were strong enough to split the doubles and make plays.  We had to work on the boys getting into their heads that if the explode and get into the chest plate of those boys and move their feet they will wear them down.  By the end of the first half both were on the bench so they could get rest for the oline as we wore them down.  Once that happened the flood gates opened and power and dive opened up and we broke several big runs off.  We should have passed  more but the wind was really weird so we ended up keeping the ball on the ground most of the day. 

12-6 going 7-0 and giving up another td this season and 81 yards in offense.  Was a fun game against a very well-coached athletic team. 

My son had a great day again.  Five tackles, 3 TFLS, one on a key 4th down play he made for a 5-yard loss, and  1 sack when the QB had to secure a high snap and he beat the TE off the snap and took a beeline to the QB's near hip.  Almost caused a fumble as well.  He had a really nice play where the TE and near HB doubled him and he split the double and then the TE tried to hold him from behind and he executed a beautiful over arm rip and darn near tore the kids hand off at the wrist...  Ended up spilling the play to the farside DE and CB.  TE was never a factor after that.

He also had a catch on KOR for 12-yard run.  Did a nice job of catching it in traffic and then making a cut inside to aviod two tacklers at the catch.

We play our last season game Wednesday night against another tough opponent that has improved all season long.  Well-coached, aggressive defense, and good offense. Looking forward to the game!

Jack
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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 07:32:21 AM »
Congrats Jack.
Your parents and players are very lucky to have you coaching their team.

12 points Jack, really, 12 points ,..... c'mon I thought you were better than that.  ;D

But really, Great Job

Robert

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 03:38:14 AM »
Finished season 8-0 with a win over the PSA Panthers.  A very good football team with a lot of size, talent, and solid coaching.  We beat them in a defensive match up 6-0.  We did a nice job of moving the ball up the field and got the red zone three times but didn't punch it in on two occassions because of penalities (holding and false starts).  We didn't execute our double teams very well in the first half but the second half we did a nice job of blowing up their big boys and spilling them into the laps of the LB's.   Blake had two nice 4th down stops behind the LOS and key tackle and cause fumble in the 3rd quarter.  Was really proud of him he got the biggest kid on the line all day...probably weighed in at 135ish and he weighs 68lbs.  Little pit bull :)

So for the regular season we scored over 200 points and gave up 12 points.  That was our third undefeated season so the boys are doing a nice job.

Playoffs we opened up agains the HP Cowboys and beat them 29-0 in a pummeling.  They didn't get a first down and never caught a positive yard.  Our offense did a great job of running the ball between the tackles and when the defense overplayed their hand QB bootleg and bootleg pass gave them real problems.    Blake played DE and had three sacks, two tackles for loss, and five tackles in the game.  I think we had 12 or so sacks in the game as they liked to pass but we did lot of robber coverage over the top of their TE and we also rolled covereage to our weaker CB at times.  Three INT's in the game as well.

Championship game we played the Longhorns.  Won 19-0 and we allowed one first down and that was in the first quarter.  Another big, athletic team that is well coached but we wore out their big linemen with double teams on offense and sending our faster DLINE at them all day.  By third quarter three big boys on the bench exhausted for most of that quarter.  Blake had a nice game 2 TFL, 1 SACK, 3 TACKLES and a bunch of assists and he was being doubled by two bigger kids.  Entire coaching staff did a great job with the boys.  Was really proud of our oline this year we dominated bigger teams often wearing them out by the fourth quarter.  To put it in perspective we had one of the smallest kids in our grade playing RT and a first time player, a small kid playing LTE with one year of experience we drafted along with a 1st year player with good size and strength playing RG the remaining four players our 4 year vets.  Lots of work on fundamentals, stance, get off, and working double teams paid off. 

This is their 4th championship in a row and hungry for more next year.

Jack

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 07:07:10 AM »
 Sounds like you only had 1 close game all season. Not too bad.

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Re: Panther Football
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 08:42:12 AM »
Dang Jack great job.

I love that Blake is a huge part, congrats

Robert

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