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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #135 on: February 12, 2013, 11:55:25 PM »
Gap, i know this is way over my pay grade, but i'll give you the thought that comes to my mind.  Particularly, w/ people in your own situation...

RETIRE!  I always wonder, why people get rich, then continue to obsess over making more & more money, that they'll likely never spend. 

I totally understand the need, to continue to work, and what that does for you.  But man, devote it to something thats less stressful, allows you to spend more time w/ your family, and allows you to live out the rest of you life w/ happiness.  I mean whats the point of having a bunch of money, if you never get to enjoy it....


Just speaking genreally here Gap.  Not directly to your way of life.  And i hope i'm not over stepping too much.  But i think retiring to coach full time, would be quite an amzing way to reward yourself for all your hardwork.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #136 on: February 13, 2013, 12:15:14 AM »
Attorney for the last almost 25 years in SoCal...  and trust me, I've heard all the jokes!

Have you heard the one about the attorney who thought he could coach football?
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #137 on: February 13, 2013, 12:28:56 AM »
Gap, i know this is way over my pay grade, but i'll give you the thought that comes to my mind.  Particularly, w/ people in your own situation...

RETIRE!  I always wonder, why people get rich, then continue to obsess over making more & more money, that they'll likely never spend. 

I totally understand the need, to continue to work, and what that does for you.  But man, devote it to something thats less stressful, allows you to spend more time w/ your family, and allows you to live out the rest of you life w/ happiness.  I mean whats the point of having a bunch of money, if you never get to enjoy it....


Just speaking genreally here Gap.  Not directly to your way of life.  And i hope i'm not over stepping too much.  But i think retiring to coach full time, would be quite an amzing way to reward yourself for all your hardwork.

You're reading my mind. I've been working like John Henry forever. I mean literally 16-20 hour days forever. When i wasn't working, I was was working out so i'd have the f'n energy to work hard. When you're family gets accustomed to a particular lifestyle, you're pushing the merry- go-round. After awhile you start realizing that pushing the merry-go-round is a non stop gig and changing your family's habits are akin to getting an ocean going freighter to make a turn. There's no sense in making money, for the sake of continuing to make money until you're in the grave. believe me, it get it. When is enough, enough? once this prick hands over the enchiladas, I'm having a huge parteee at my hacienda here in Newport and it's hasta la phukking bye bye. Just as were are discussing this (actually about an hr. ago) I got word from one of my constituents that he just scored a nice project. For us, a easy, no brainer, restoration job. I won't need to be there much. It's a prestigious, high profile situation and they don't trust nobody but Gap's crew. I've got seasoned veterans of the craft. Old world mo fo's.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #138 on: February 13, 2013, 12:31:34 AM »
Gap, i know this is way over my pay grade, but i'll give you the thought that comes to my mind.  Particularly, w/ people in your own situation...

RETIRE!  I always wonder, why people get rich, then continue to obsess over making more & more money, that they'll likely never spend. 

I totally understand the need, to continue to work, and what that does for you.  But man, devote it to something thats less stressful, allows you to spend more time w/ your family, and allows you to live out the rest of you life w/ happiness.  I mean whats the point of having a bunch of money, if you never get to enjoy it....


Just speaking genreally here Gap.  Not directly to your way of life.  And i hope i'm not over stepping too much.  But i think retiring to coach full time, would be quite an amzing way to reward yourself for all your hardwork.

B.t.w.  I'm real f'n close to wrapping up my "No huddle system" I'm going to put together a few prototypes. i'll send you a system. I want you to critique it.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #139 on: February 13, 2013, 12:36:02 AM »
You're reading my mind. I've been working like John Henry forever. I mean literally 16-20 hour days forever. When i wasn't working, I was was working out so i'd have the f'n energy to work hard. When you're family gets accustomed to a particular lifestyle, you're pushing the merry- go-round. After awhile you start realizing that pushing the merry-go-round is a non stop gig and changing your family's habits are akin to getting an ocean going freighter to make a turn. There's no sense in making money, for the sake of continuing to make money until you're in the grave. believe me, it get it. When is enough, enough? once this prick hands over the enchiladas, I'm having a huge parteee at my hacienda here in Newport and it's hasta la phukking bye bye. Just as were are discussing this (actually about an hr. ago) I got word from one of my constituents that he just scored a nice project. For us, a easy, no brainer, restoration job. I won't need to be there much. It's a prestigious, high profile situation and they don't trust nobody but Gap's crew. I've got seasoned veterans of the craft. Old world mo fo's.

Ya, but does any of your crew know how to defend the SW? :).

I'll love to take a look at it.  We've been trying to figure out, how to disguise formations, and adjust our look very fast before hiking the ball.  Similar to what Bellevue does.  so were on that sort of wave length right now.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2013, 12:39:55 AM »
Ya, but does any of your crew know how to defend the SW? :).

I'll love to take a look at it.  We've been trying to figure out, how to disguise formations, and adjust our look very fast before hiking the ball.  Similar to what Bellevue does.  so were on that sort of wave length right now.

My crew knows how to defend their paycheck, will that work? 

P.M. your email and I'll send you a great article about sustaining drives. Instantaneously will make you a better coach.

Also, how much are you running the belly series? It's phukkin lethal.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #141 on: February 13, 2013, 12:44:44 AM »
My crew knows how to defend their paycheck, will that work? 

P.M. your email and I'll send you a great article about sustaining drives. Instantaneously will make you a better coach.

Also, how much are you running the belly series? It's phukkin lethal.

We run Belly a lot.  Hasn't always been the case.  But now, our offense is based off Belly, Trap & Fly sweep.  The Belly series has been a revelation.  It changed my whole perspective on the game.  I how know idea how good it was.  Convince we would have been national champs, if i was running it back then. 
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #142 on: February 13, 2013, 01:35:25 AM »
We run Belly a lot.  Hasn't always been the case.  But now, our offense is based off Belly, Trap & Fly sweep.  The Belly series has been a revelation.  It changed my whole perspective on the game.  I how know idea how good it was.  Convince we would have been national champs, if i was running it back then.

 The Tustin team reps the belly until they are blue in the face. Also, I've never run the belly, but I know the Q.b's footwork. It's a deliberate sequence of steps for which there's no substitute. The "Rock the baby" fake by the fullback is crucial. Shoulders lowered until the chest
parallel to the ground. The face mask up ( no neck injuries). The elbows rocking outward, side to side as though he's got the ball. My players always
carry the ball in two hands. This facilitates two things. Rarely fumble and it makes the "Rock a baby" fake far more believable. Fakes are far more powerful
than blocks. It's rare one player can block more than one player at a time. Yet, an incredible fake can take several players out of a play. Capishe?
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #143 on: February 13, 2013, 01:43:13 AM »
The Tustin team reps the belly until they are blue in the face. Also, I've never run the belly, but I know the Q.b's footwork. It's a deliberate sequence of steps for which there's no substitute. The "Rock the baby" fake by the fullback is crucial. Shoulders lowered until the chest
parallel to the ground. The face mask up ( no neck injuries). The elbows rocking outward, side to side as though he's got the ball. My players always
carry the ball in two hands. This facilitates two things. Rarely fumble and it makes the "Rock a baby" fake far more believable. Fakes are far more powerful
than blocks. It's rare one player can block more than one player at a time. Yet, an incredible fake can take several players out of a play. Capishe?

A great fake is as good at 2 great blocks...AT LEAST!

We're considering going to the layered handoff.  However, coachesturf (a very good coach on this board) has given me pause on that.  He doesn't believe the layered handoff wil work well for the option.  I'm not sure it's wise, to ask a back to use multiple styles of handoffs @ the youth level. 

I have to look into it more, and see if anyone has had success using the layered on option plays. 
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #144 on: February 13, 2013, 01:56:35 AM »
A great fake is as good at 2 great blocks...AT LEAST!

We're considering going to the layered handoff.  However, coachesturf (a very good coach on this board) has given me pause on that.  He doesn't believe the layered handoff wil work well for the option.  I'm not sure it's wise, to ask a back to use multiple styles of handoffs @ the youth level. 

I have to look into it more, and see if anyone has had success using the layered on option plays.

I don't like an option pitch for youth football. If you like sustaining drives, you don't like option pitches. Sweep pitches, different story. There's no
decision to be made. it's just muscle memory. Anyhow, the belly is the closest thing to running the option without the need for a pitch. I wouldn't do anything different on the belly then what the Tustin team does. Also, with the huge splits, besides your sled progression, I like a drill whereas the linemen strike the sled and immediately, instantaneously get wide duck feet. Also, a trick w/ the shoulder block is to have your lineman point there thumb to the ground while their flipper's out. This act's to lock the flipper in. Try it. Your flipper has more strength this way and it almost forces the elbow up.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #145 on: February 13, 2013, 02:23:20 AM »
I don't like an option pitch for youth football. If you like sustaining drives, you don't like option pitches. Sweep pitches, different story. There's no
decision to be made. it's just muscle memory. Anyhow, the belly is the closest thing to running the option without the need for a pitch. I wouldn't do anything different on the belly then what the Tustin team does. Also, with the huge splits, besides your sled progression, I like a drill whereas the linemen strike the sled and immediately, instantaneously get wide duck feet. Also, a trick w/ the shoulder block is to have your lineman point there thumb to the ground while their flipper's out. This act's to lock the flipper in. Try it. Your flipper has more strength this way and it almost forces the elbow up.

We don't run a ton of option w/ a pitch.  But when we do, it usually goes for 6.  We run it, when teams are selling out to stop something.  IE, Belly Dive & Sweep.  We'll run Belly option if they want to try some "funny stuff".  Or on our fly series, when they start trying to jump our snap count, & over pursue, then we'll run speed option back the other way.

At the youth level, their really isn't much of a read at all.  95% of the time,  the defender were optioning off, goes for the QB.  Fumbles will happen from time to time.  But the risk is worth the reward, for what we do.

The option play we run a lot, is MIDLINE.  When you have a good, fast QB.... It's just ridiculous.  Youth teams just don't run it.  So nobody has any idea how to stop it.  Unfortunately, you need a special QB for it, which i haven't had in a little while.  Next year i will though :-). If you like belly.  You'll love midline. 

However, your a DW team, and Big nose (another great coach on this board) has said, that Midline does not work well w/ zero splits.  So you would have to have a series where you adjusted your splits.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #146 on: February 13, 2013, 06:10:25 AM »
How in the the world, do you still have all 10 fingers.  Big, after hearing that, if any of us had the "magic bullet" i would believe it was you :)
It is a wonder. My dad, when he was in shop class, cut his teachers finger off. Teach was talking to the principal, was leaning with his hand in path of the blade, dad stopped, teacher real smart like says "did I tell you to stop?? " So, dad being dad said ok and proceeded to cut his teachers finger off. This story came from his teacher,  not my dad. My dad just later confirmed.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #147 on: February 13, 2013, 08:59:11 AM »
Construction Engineer(Project Manager) for an engineering firm in Illinois.  Married with three boys 10,7 and 1. 

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #148 on: February 13, 2013, 10:02:50 AM »
We don't run a ton of option w/ a pitch.  But when we do, it usually goes for 6.  We run it, when teams are selling out to stop something.  IE, Belly Dive & Sweep.  We'll run Belly option if they want to try some "funny stuff".  Or on our fly series, when they start trying to jump our snap count, & over pursue, then we'll run speed option back the other way.

At the youth level, their really isn't much of a read at all.  95% of the time,  the defender were optioning off, goes for the QB.  Fumbles will happen from time to time.  But the risk is worth the reward, for what we do.

The option play we run a lot, is MIDLINE.  When you have a good, fast QB.... It's just ridiculous.  Youth teams just don't run it.  So nobody has any idea how to stop it.  Unfortunately, you need a special QB for it, which i haven't had in a little while.  Next year i will though :-). If you like belly.  You'll love midline. 

However, your a DW team, and Big nose (another great coach on this board) has said, that Midline does not work well w/ zero splits.  So you would have to have a series where you adjusted your splits.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #149 on: February 13, 2013, 10:22:04 AM »
I feel like the Coast Guard is going to come on and tell the guys having the conversation to get off of 16.
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