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Offline mahonz

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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #120 on: October 05, 2018, 01:07:16 PM »
Put in mega splits this week.

To quote Lar....things just felt right.

We shall see after tomorrow. Our O has been anemic.
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #121 on: October 05, 2018, 01:19:35 PM »
And their come from behind in the 4th Q one point win which was exciting as can be.....probably had no real effect on any of them.
I just cant believe after that win, that none of them went home still on cloud nine.

I have had some good moments like that.

I really emphasized the joy and the "This takes a special team to do this" to get them more amped about what just happened.
Im not saying you didn't pump that moment, its just hard to see that happen.

I feel for you and Lar and some of the other coaches for the teams lack of interest.

Its just weird to me reading about this stuff, especially from you
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #122 on: October 05, 2018, 01:24:05 PM »
Put in mega splits this week.

To quote Lar....things just felt right.

We shall see after tomorrow. Our O has been anemic.
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #123 on: October 05, 2018, 01:42:30 PM »
I just cant believe after that win, that none of them went home still on cloud nine.

I have had some good moments like that.

I really emphasized the joy and the "This takes a special team to do this" to get them more amped about what just happened.
Im not saying you didn't pump that moment, its just hard to see that happen.

I feel for you and Lar and some of the other coaches for the teams lack of interest.

Its just weird to me reading about this stuff, especially from you

They say winning breeds winning and losing breeds losing and I agree. It becomes the culture but Im not sure it applies to the really young kids. I have talked to a few of the parents about this and all of them see what we are trying to accomplish and feel our pain.

But if the kids dont feel it then there really isnt any pain. I haven't had a 7 year old in my house for decades so I rely on my Grandson that plays on this team when it comes to this football team. He is having an absolute blast after really not wanting to play ( more of mom getting into his head ). So if he is having a blast then we adults need to lighten up.

One of our coaches who is a very good friend but has never coached with us before has 4 sons. His youngest plays on the team and also really didn't want to play until big brother was at the store getting his equipment for this season. Dad says he talks about football 24/7 now so we must be doing something right.

My OC who has grown kids is losing sleep right now. My DC who has no kids is getting an ulcer. Me and Lar are digging deep constantly looking for any reasonable solution.

Maybe it just is what it is and will rectify itself in time. Who knows.

But right now... love of the game is all that matters so all of us adults just need to be patient and keeps things fun.

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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #124 on: October 05, 2018, 01:51:04 PM »
One thing about my Daughter who is a casual fan of the NFL and that is it....

She is included in our weekly Coaches email stings because she is our Team Manager and Hubby is our ST Coach. So she reads all of our back and forth every week between all of us coaches....and this season there has been a lot of discussions.

She calls me a few weeks ago with a list of questions because she does not understand half of what she is reading. This was at 11pm.

A few hours later I told her that her Brother is smiling big time right now.

Why she asks.

Because his litter Sister is talking football at 1 in the morning !

So yah...she is getting sucked into this football thing as well.  :)
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #125 on: October 05, 2018, 01:53:27 PM »
Surprised you haven't gone to your New Age Power I.

It crossed my mind for about 10 seconds.  8)
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #126 on: October 05, 2018, 01:57:41 PM »
Put in mega splits this week.

To quote Lar....things just felt right.

We shall see after tomorrow. Our O has been anemic.
If your O line is as good as advertised, the mega splits should help a lot. More room for the backs to run to the wrong hole/monument.  :P

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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #127 on: October 05, 2018, 02:02:22 PM »
If your O line is as good as advertised, the mega splits should help a lot. More room for the backs to run to the wrong hole/monument.  :P

Exactly !

And our OL has been the one bright spot all season. Odd....if you have a pretty good OL then you should score some points. That has not been the case. The only time we lose yards outside of a penalty is when a RB does dumb or the Center chits the bed.

The Center is now dialed in....our RB's?...no idea.
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5
« Reply #128 on: October 05, 2018, 04:12:32 PM »
Exactly !

And our OL has been the one bright spot all season. Odd....if you have a pretty good OL then you should score some points. That has not been the case. The only time we lose yards outside of a penalty is when a RB does dumb or the Center chits the bed.

The Center is now dialed in....our RB's?...no idea.

Sounds like youre running the wrong scheme for your personnel. Arent you guys direct snapping?
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5, GM6
« Reply #129 on: October 06, 2018, 03:30:18 PM »
GAME SIX

A 9 am KO. Its wet and 40 degrees.

Kids played hard and won 37-12 vs a team that only had 11 players. This opponent played lights out. Reminds me of that Spring season when we played 11 man with 11 players. My hat is off to them.

Mega splits seemed to help the backs hit their monuments for the most part. Worked on a bunch of stuff we dont run a lot in the second half after getting a big lead.

I think we might have settled in on our DE's as well. This opponent ran the ball well.

Officiating was odd. Ref told me twice to pull two different players for one play and tell them to quit trash talking....then in the 4th he made both Headers bring all the kids together and tell them to quit trash talking. The kids were confused because there wasn't any trash talking that I could put my finger on. They are first and second graders....haven't learned how to do any of that yet so I believe the kids. They are all rather polite...all players...all teams... for the most part.

2-4 with a tough opponent next Friday Night.

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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5, GM6
« Reply #130 on: October 08, 2018, 12:04:33 PM »
The lights went on for a few more players. I hate to sound corny, but moments like that really put the W/L record in perspective. One was a no show due to illness, however. She was killing it all week in practice which was a HUGE jump for her. Two NTs got their first tackles . . . ever and played well all game.

At Mahonz' suggestion, we replaced our tiny root hoggers at NT with bigger boys. Root hoggers plus a tiny reserve CB moved to X receiver in unbalanced beast. They block Gap On Out and in this game were up a kid twice their size who could play. Two of them handled him well. The third was adequate (kid never made a tackle), but needs work. One of the brand new X receivers won the Hammer award for getting a pancake block on this kid late in the 3rd Q.

In film from our previous game, I would see some of our players standing around when they thought the play was over, only to get their clocks cleaned. That reminded me of a Hammer and Nail demo that I stole from someone. Part of that demo is that if you're standing around looking like a nail, a hammer is going to find you.  So with 3 games left, I bought 3 small engineer's hammers from Harbor Freight for $6 each. I wrapped the handle in red duct tape (team color) then gave the "Hammer and Nail" demo. Hammer award goes to the player who most exemplifies playing like a hammer for the entire game.

I have one lost puppy to fix on the o-line, but otherwise, they are looking good. We have an absolute MONSTER DL to prepare for for Friday. Time to teach 1st and 2nd graders how to cut block.
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5, GM6
« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2018, 01:16:21 PM »
To be honest, the ONLY thing I like at that age group is when a kid has the light come on.  Had a 7 year old my first year coaching, in PW MM so it was 7-9's.  He was a good athlete and had the potential to be a player - LB/FB type.  Had him at FB, and he just wasn't really getting it.  Doing okay, but not what he could.  Game 4, we're losing, and their best player was jumping the A gap on the snap.  I ran a blast and told this kid - #xx (whatever the number) is YOURS.  LIGHT HIM UP, he's killing us.  So we snap, and the defender gets skinny to get through the A gap, and leaves his numbers open to our FB.  Who showed me the bottom of the defenders feet - just squared him up in his #'s and leveled him.  Play went for a TD.  As our RB is breaking down the field, our kid turns and looks at me, and I am like "YES!!!" and he gets a big grin.  I say "you got it?", and he just says yeah.  He was a BEAST for the rest of the year, and a big reason we won out.  He eventually turned into a starting G on the HS team.  We won that game, came back and scored 3 TD's late.  We played the same team a week or two later and mercy-ruled them.

Otherwise, no, I cannot stand coaching that age group.  I don't have the patience for it.
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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5, GM6, GM7
« Reply #132 on: October 13, 2018, 01:42:18 AM »
GAME SEVEN

Well...hard to put my finger on this one so I will try.

We absolutely obliterated the 3rd seed in our 11 team Division.  Score was 38-13 but we could have hung 50 on them.

Last week we went mega splits and experimented with our DE play and won big vs an OK team. Tonight we took apart a top tier team. Dismantled them from the first snap to the last.

We are using our Facemelter 46 and played RAIN 100% but we changed the DE play to match Gregory's 63 D.

Wha la. A very potent O goes down in serious flames. 

On O...mega splits with second graders? Yep. Its that simple. 37 ppg with mega splits Beast. 15 ppg with foot to foot Beast. So why didn't we use mega splits from day one? The kids needed to learn how to play football first.

We finish up the regular season next Saturday vs the worst team in the Division. We are hoping to snag the 5th or 6th seed for the playoffs. Results from tomorrow will paint a better picture.

The kids graduated tonight. It was Mojo City. These Smurfs absolutely kicked the crap outta their opponent. It was no contest.

3-4 and looking good.  :)

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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5, GM6, GM7
« Reply #133 on: October 13, 2018, 03:05:10 AM »
I clearly don't understand this game. If someone would have told me this morning that the final score would be 38-13, I would have said, "No, I don't think they'll beat us by that much."  I was hoping that we'd put up a decent fight and be reassured that a good defense wouldn't demolish the mega splits. Their coaches had no idea and neither did their coaches. I'm waiting for Mahonz to post our film so I can find the play where they stacked 4 players inside our guards. I'll use that film for the "I'll just send my LBs through your giant A gaps" guy.

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Re: My 2018 Fall Season GM1, GM2, GM3,GM4, GM5, GM6, GM7
« Reply #134 on: October 13, 2018, 10:30:58 AM »
Weve had a great deal of success w/ mega splits from our TEs. Vs 6 man fronts the DE lines up outside of them & we just leave the DE unblocked & run off tackle behind em.

For whatever reason we cant get our interior lineman to get more than a foot. Id like Gs & Ts to be 2-3, & TEs to be 5-6.
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