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Offline spidermac

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2nd Scrimmage
« on: August 30, 2017, 11:17:38 AM »
Wow, night and day...that's not really fair...but as good as the first one was, this one was as bad...well, not 100% true, let me 'splain.

We set up a scrimmage with a select team, who I didn't know was a select team, they kind of misrepresented themselves. Regardless, I got to see our boys play against a good team. Kind of a mixed bag...

The oline was pretty good, we were playing with a back up G, our starter was sick, he had some issues where his pad level was too high. They did a good job in pass pro and zone, stretch was "okay". Couple of boys stayed on combos instead of moving to the 2nd level. one of our tackles would momentarily freeze if there was no one to block. The gave up one sack on a blown assignment.

The QB was a hot mess, opened the wrong way on 3 or 4 occasions, wasn't reading the DE, he did throw the ball well. When he pulled it on the zone read, he tried to race the guys to the sideline instead of cutting it up, he discovered the select LBs could run as fast as he could. F was feeling under the weather and was tip toeing...H was his normal beastly self, although he was a little tentative on the zone read play as to which hole is was going to lead through.

X and Z were awesome...they have shakey hips and turned short gains on the slant into medium to long gains.

One of our tackles got a compression fracture in his wrist, looked at the film, and the only thing we can figure is he had his wrist in a bad position when he "punched" the DE on a stretch play. He is out for a couple of weeks, then is going to play with a club, or at least that's what dad told us, we shall see.

Before the scrimmage, we did quickly "install" a middle trap to the H, we ran it twice in the scrimmage, about 4 yards the first time, good hole, MIKE made the tackle, we couldn't get a lineman up to him quickly enough for some reason. Second time, the QB opened the wrong way...there was a big hole though...going to actually install it properly tonight.

Scrimmage ended on a low note...all through out the scrimmage, they had this one "bully" DE...he was dirty...hitting our QB late, we had him blocked, ball away, and he would hit the QB after 3 or 4 steps. One time it was after 6 steps (watched it on the film), grabbing the folks who blocked him by the head gear, throwing them down. I mentioned to coach this was happening...it kept happening...I told my F to make sure he didn't touch our QB...so next play, F doesn't try to block him, instead, he grabs him by the head gear and throws him down :P I should have been more clear in my instructions...

Anyway, next play I adjust the protection and have my H (who is playing tackle) block him on pass pro, does a tremendous job....DE is upset because he didn't get off the line. So next play he and H are at each other, same result, and DE grabs his head gear after the whistle and throws him to the ground. I am more emphatic with coach and I suggest that he control his player. He tells the player he is doing great, keep doing what he is doing. Everyone on the field heard it.

So, I instruct H, who is still playing T, to cut him down (we have trained him how to cut). Ball is snapped and he goes straight across his thigh boards and the kid goes down like a sack of potatoes. Coach is not impressed. He comes charging towards me shouting "If I see that sh!t again, you and me are going to have a problem" I tell him it was a legal block, he said, "He dove at his knees", "no sir, he came right across the thigh boards, like we taught him" He cussed me some more, and by this time the head coach is coming out, and the AC who was cussing me said "You are lucky I have not beat your f*cking @ss yet." At that point I sent my team to the side, the header is now there apologizing, he said "This isn't us" and his AC is still raving, telling me he isn't going to shake my hand.

Me and the header decide this is a good ending point, line the boys up and shake hands, the AC kept his promise...me and the header spoke after the handshake, we talked about cut blocking, he said he won't teach it because he thinks it's dangerous, I said we do teach it, and we teach it properly. I thanked him for the scrimmage.
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Re: 2nd Scrimmage
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 04:58:40 PM »
Sheesh...nothing like a friendly scrimmage.  ???
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Re: 2nd Scrimmage
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 01:58:09 PM »
I don't think any opposing coach or parent has ever threatened to kick my ass yet. Oh well, we still have 7 games plus playoffs.  :D
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Re: 2nd Scrimmage
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 04:36:10 PM »
We practiced last night for the first time after the scrimmage...I think we got out of it what I was hoping for, sharp practice...

As an aside...I did email the coach who I arranged the scrimmage with, thanked him again for the work...no reply :)
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.