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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 10:55:47 AM »

One says very tough team with talented coach


Right after he said they won 58-0  ;D
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 11:04:53 AM »
Opposing coach is a very good coach. I was shocked at their KR. Very out of character for this guy. As I said, I suspect that they were so busy with the Varsity offensive playbook, that they neglected ST until the night before.  Very good coach, but this team wasn't well coached on this game.

This is the same guy who I coached against with 2nd graders. His team (of 2nd graders) would line up in a base formation, all staring at the sideline. 3 coaches were giving hand signals. All at once, 11 players would slap their helmets and shift into a different formation. It looked like something out of Stepford Wives. Oh, BTW, they would go on silent, one, two or three . . . all on hand signals. Did I mention these were 2nd graders?

Not sure what's happening this Spring. I know he folded his D1 team last Fall. Frustrated over parental drama. Maybe his heart's not in it? One can only guess.

Tough? Yes, they played tough . . . or a few of them did . . . up to a point.  Tough, but not good.

First drive, we were grinding it out in Beast. Overcame a penalty and punched it in. Recovered the "onside" kick. 2nd drive, a few bigger plays. Overcame another penalty. Then they took a 15 yard personal foul and we punched it in. They threw a pick on their 2nd play and that's about when most of them gave up. Their toughest player (also very dirty) left the game right before half time (I think).

They did have some talent, but o-line and d-line looked to be an afterthought for them. Probably several kids playing out of position due to missing 1/4 of your roster.

Did he not watch the kickoff?
Lining up 20 yards off the ball is what 6 year olds do

One would think 8th graders know how to align on a KOR
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 11:24:03 AM »
Did he not watch the kickoff?
Lining up 20 yards off the ball is what 6 year olds do

One would think 8th graders know how to align on a KOR

As shocked as you are. No one called timeout. No one was screaming about the gap. Side judge looked at us and shrugged.  Mahonz was frantically trying to get our ST coach's attention. He just said, "I got it". I'd share the clip, but no one wants to see that.

One of the many goofy things with this league is that they decided to do team pictures before each game. Yeah, that was a HARD PASS for us. The two worst practice days of the year are picture day and first day of school. In the Spring, you can add last day of school and field trip day to that list. No way in hell that we do pictures before a game. Yet I look over and our opponent is standing on little bleachers getting their team pictures. All 15 of them. I'm not at all blaming that special teams nightmare on pictures, but I think that they certainly set the table.

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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 11:37:17 AM »
As shocked as you are. No one called timeout. No one was screaming about the gap. Side judge looked at us and shrugged.  Mahonz was frantically trying to get our ST coach's attention. He just said, "I got it". I'd share the clip, but no one wants to see that.

One of the many goofy things with this league is that they decided to do team pictures before each game. Yeah, that was a HARD PASS for us. The two worst practice days of the year are picture day and first day of school. In the Spring, you can add last day of school and field trip day to that list. No way in hell that we do pictures before a game. Yet I look over and our opponent is standing on little bleachers getting their team pictures. All 15 of them. I'm not at all blaming that special teams nightmare on pictures, but I think that they certainly set the table.

One would think ONE of their coaches would have been smart enough to catch it

yes agreed, not a fan of picture day or first day of school
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 11:56:50 AM »
One would think ONE of their coaches would have been smart enough to catch it

No fewer than 5 of our coaches caught it.

Traditionally, Spring is time for that AC or dad to take over the team and run things HIS way.  I've seen teams literally install KO and KR in pre-game on opening day of Spring. Out of character for this particular HC.

Scouted our week 3 opponent after our game.  Went for it on 4th and 30 from their own 10 to open the half. Incomplete pass. Opponent punched it in to close the lead 12-6. Cost them the game. They did not appear to have a punt installed. Their opponent had a punt installed, but most were partially blocked. One, they never got off because the snap rolled to him. None grossed much more than the first down marker. However, one went straight up, about 8 yards down field where a LB tried to field it, but muffed it. Punting team recovered. So there's a positive.

Both teams appeared to have their KO/KR in order, including covering a few onside kicks.

Coaching sure looks easy from the stands or from the Lazy-boy.
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 12:19:49 PM »
Some refs will move kids forward on something like that

But not for 8th graders
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 12:50:41 PM »
Guys are you two talking about the same game?  ;D

One says very tough team with talented coach

The other says the team only brought 15 kids and they didnt even know how to line up on a kickoff- 20 yards off the ball

Which one was it- or different games?

Mike- I always thought when a team blew someone else out- there is no way that team could be tough or well coached? Changed your opinion on that now?  ;D

LOL. No my opinion is still the same but we know this group from the past.

We have coached against this coach and quite a few of these players over the last 6 years. Lots of talent....though as nails.

They just didn't have their chit together is my take and were missing some depth due to Spring Break...but so were we all week. Difference being we two platoon so never miss a beat.

I was shocked at the score but they had a lot of turnovers. Out kicker missed the last 3 PAT's. I think his leg got tired.  :P
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 12:51:47 PM »
Some refs will move kids forward on something like that

But not for 8th graders

Side judge told me that he was glad they fixed it. Otherwise, he was going to move them out of pity. He was being trained, though. White hat was pretty rough on him. It was like coaching with Mahonz.  ;)
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 12:58:30 PM »
Right after he said they won 58-0  ;D

I believe we are simply that good this season. Basically no holes. The only way this team looses a game is due to the Staff blowing chunks....which could happen. Our OC is in La la Land sometimes.

Our next two opponents have been scouted. I see nothing standing in our way. I do know there are two opponents out there that can really bring it....one being our hated rival. But of course this ass crappy League does not appreciate rivalries and didn't schedule us during the Regular Season. 

Im shocked there are 13 teams all with 20 players on their Roster.... or more.  Didn't expect that but our Division has been pretty strong every year numbers wise.
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2018, 01:01:48 PM »
Side judge told me that he was glad they fixed it. Otherwise, he was going to move them out of pity. He was being trained, though. White hat was pretty rough on him. It was like coaching with Mahonz.  ;)

Wait...what? I think Im pretty mellow these days.  :) I only yelled at Scott for costing us yet another 15 yards for 12 men on the field.

It aint that hard !....yet its what we do.  >:( 
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2018, 02:48:05 PM »
Wait...what? I think Im pretty mellow these days.  :) I only yelled at Scott for costing us yet another 15 yards for 12 men on the field.

It aint that hard !....yet its what we do.  >:(

I'm going to tell you what you told me at the beginning of last Fall. No more "Happy Mike"!
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2018, 02:57:50 PM »
Our next two opponents have been scouted.

Next opponent runs a 5-3 with no slanting. Ends are similar to ours. One is fairly aggressive, the other is not. DTs and NT bull rush straight up field. LBs looked decent, but they were not blocked the entire game. That will change.  ;D

Overall, they seem soft.
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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2018, 11:01:36 AM »
a couple of kids learned how to play o-line during pre game warmups.

Recipe for disaster.

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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 11:03:32 AM »
This is what happens when you don't spend time on ST

Um, the receiving team is lined up 20 yards away from the kick-off.... ::)

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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 11:08:03 AM »
Opposing coach is a very good coach.

This is the same guy who I coached against with 2nd graders. His team (of 2nd graders) would line up in a base formation, all staring at the sideline. 3 coaches were giving hand signals. All at once, 11 players would slap their helmets and shift into a different formation. It looked like something out of Stepford Wives. Oh, BTW, they would go on silent, one, two or three . . . all on hand signals. Did I mention these were 2nd graders?

So because they could do hand signals and slap their helmets, that made him a good coach?  Lining up 20 yards from a kick-off, poor offensive and defensive line play, focusing on "what the high school does" at the expense of your own team and getting beaten by 58 points doesn't sound the the earmarks of "a very good coach."

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