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Offline CoachJohn

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Re: How huge is it in youth to have a KILLER kicker???
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2013, 12:02:37 AM »
Man, i hope we don't have to punt much this year.  We suck at punting.  Lol.  Just terrible.  Probably just go for it all year.

I am the same way.  I have punted once in 4 years.  It was my first game as a HC, up 20-6 with 1 min left. Being it was 4th down I said screw it and punted, damn kick rolled into the endzone for a touch back. Good kick too.  I do have to add punting was a static play back then, no pressure.
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Re: How huge is it in youth to have a KILLER kicker???
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2013, 02:00:53 AM »
Man, i hope we don't have to punt much this year.  We suck at punting.  Lol.  Just terrible.  Probably just go for it all year.

Just a suggestion...3rd and a mile inside your own 20 -- quick kick.  As long as it goes over the safety's head, it's as safe a play as you're likely to get.  Your guys run down and down it (after it usually rolls another 15-20 yards); the defense has no one returning it, because they weren't expecting it.

If you have some kind of pistol/shotgun set that you use already, they never see it coming.

Of course if your guy kicks it straight up in the air, then you're screwed.  ;D

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Re: How huge is it in youth to have a KILLER kicker???
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2013, 02:10:18 AM »
Just a suggestion...3rd and a mile inside your own 20 -- quick kick.  As long as it goes over the safety's head, it's as safe a play as you're likely to get.  Your guys run down and down it (after it usually rolls another 15-20 yards); the defense has no one returning it, because they weren't expecting it.

If you have some kind of pistol/shotgun set that you use already, they never see it coming.

Of course if your guy kicks it straight up in the air, then you're screwed.  ;D

Lol.  Ya, thats kind of my thought. We were going to swinging gate punt, but then i realized that will take too much time to teach. 

Were installing a direct snap DW power series, and we'll probably just punt out of that. 

Anyhow, the plan for now is just get first downs & touchdowns.  No 4th downs=no punts...We'll see how it goes...
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Re: How huge is it in youth to have a KILLER kicker???
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2013, 02:58:15 PM »
I punt out of my DEEP formation... My FB who is also my Punter is about 5 yds deep behind the QB.... IF we're going to punt i'll put him back about 7 yds in a 3 point stance.... QB takes snap tosses to to FB who is now standing and BOOM...... They hardly ever send anyone back.... then again I hardly ever punt.... :)

BTW in this past game we scored 5 TD's I believe.... We were 2 for 4 for kicking (one of those was high and just barely outside the crossbar) and we ran in the other 1 for 1 point......

Our first two kicks were good putting them down 16-0..... And in the pregame they NEVER used their uprights to practice kicks which i ALWAYS do before games.. As much for the practice but to also show the other team that I DO in fact kick extra points..... It's kind of a mind trick so they think "oh crap we don't have a kicker".....

But looking up at the scoreboard when it was 16-0 I felt like in youth football they need 3 successful drives with extra points to surmount that lead... And that's assuming 3 successful drives where we score NOTHING..... If you are a DTDW team and you jump on a team early it is DEVASTATING.... Cause then you play on our terms.... I slowed it down and just went on slow 4-7 yds per carry plays...
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