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Re: My Fall 2018 Spring Season - Final Edition GM 1, GM 2. GM 3, GM 4
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2018, 04:17:19 PM »
Ahh. Didn't look any different to me other than some personnel changes. Nothing compared to how the Colts and Wheatridge play Beast.

Yah....took us a while to figure out what they were doing. They were toggling between an 8 man surface and a 7 man surface but there were not any "tells" as to why. At first I thought they were just sliding their sniffers left or right.

So the NG was confused....he'd count 3 and line up over the C but they still had 4 to the long side at times creating a very soft C Gap for us. Then he'd count 2 and shift to the 4 on the long side. The Lb'rs align per the TNT.

So the adjustments were....TNT now plays 404 over the Center regardless. No Bear....no Tiger. Short side DT flexes. Play nothing but really big or really fast at TNT. Both DE's play over the long side.....one crashes...one plays force. Use Ridl sparingly.  SAM, MIKE and JACK slide to strength. WILL and short side CB sit for counter with Mighty Mouse never playing short side CB. No auto-blitzing ( RED)....no stoning ( BLUE). Blizzard in Black or Green only.....no GOLD....which was a gamble.

Had we been able to scout....this would have been our game plan from the get go.  So....we had to wait until half time to implement. Kids did really well with the adjustments.

Basically we were playing our 7 vs their 11 in the first half. Improved that to our 9 vs their 11 in the second half. Generally the same thing we used to do with the KB vs heavy unbalanced.
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GAME FIVE

After last weeks tough loss we traded some talent from O to D and D to O to shore up the D.

The way this league works is much like College football. One loss might knock you out of the Championship Bowl Game. We have one loss and no longer control our destiny. Im thinking one team will run the table with 3 teams tied with one loss at the end of the season. Any Head to Head is then thrown out because its 3 teams so Points Against is the next tiebreaker. So we have got to be stellar on D.

So...players realize this and were not happy with themselves this week. They vowed to get back on track after winning 18 games in a row.  Played another 3 win team today.  Thing is a freight train showed up to play them today. One mean, nasty fast freight train.

We obliterated them 56-7.  So much so this opponent got real dirty as the game wore on....which just made it worse....for them.

We win the turnover battle 3-0 and the Mojo Score still sits at 0-0 for the season. Odd.

Play another game this Wednesday, next Saturday and then the following Wednesday. Gonna be a marathon.

Movin' on. 4-1  :)



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HC to my son in the handshake line: “Nice job, bitch.”  It is my hope that this guy apologized to his players and parents for being such a bad coach and human being. It’s also my hope that he realizes that this whole coaching thing is not for him and hangs up the whistle for good. One can hope.
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HC to my son in the handshake line: “Nice job, bitch.”  It is my hope that this guy apologized to his players and parents for being such a bad coach and human being. It’s also my hope that he realizes that this whole coaching thing is not for him and hangs up the whistle for good. One can hope.
This type of behavior never ceases to amaze me.  Been on the wrong end of the score many times and always make myself shake hands and say good game no matter my personal feelings at the time.  Just don't understand why adults can't act as adults. 
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This type of behavior never ceases to amaze me.  Been on the wrong end of the score many times and always make myself shake hands and say good game no matter my personal feelings at the time.  Just don't understand why adults can't act as adults.

We told our players that this was coached and not coming from the players. They became more intent on bush league tactics over playing football. Truly the only reason they got crushed is they decided to play another type of game. They still have a winning record but got their asses handed too them big time.

We also thanked our players for not falling for the BS and representing their Team and our Staff properly.

No clue if this trash was going on in the stands or not. Ref had to stop the game and warn everyone on the field to chill.

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What he said to my adult son doesn't bother me or him. I've been thinking about this since the game ended and it made me realize how close we came to having a very bad situation. There were a lot of factors that led up to this and now that the dust has settled, we probably have some talking to do.

First, points against are now precious to us. We are now trying to manage games to keep the points against very low. We are onside kicking every time to prevent the possibility of a return. That looks bad when you're up a bunch.

If we see an opportunity to get into the mercy rule, we are going to take it. This team gave us that opportunity, so we pushed it. We were up 24-0 late in the 2nd quarter, found ourselves in a 4th and VERY long. We threw a HB pass for a TD. I'm sure that looked bad. Once we get up by 35, the clock runs. That helps us end the game without the other team scoring.

We onside kicked to start the 2nd half and recovered it. It was around this time that the opponent went from "chippy" to "dirty". I'm thinking their half time speech had something to do with that. We scored in a couple of plays which put us in the mercy rule. We then kicked it "deep-ish" . . . and recovered.

While in mercy, we ran quite a bit of 5-wide empty. We have a new QB and he needs the reps, but I'm sure that looked bad.

I didn't exactly talk it over with anyone from the rest of the staff, but the way this opponent was behaving in the first half, I completely lost respect for them, coaches and players alike. So from a personal standpoint, I felt that we had no obligation to explain ourselves or give any quarter. None of this was up to me because I don't speak to officials or opposing coaches. I'm not at all confident that having that conversation would have done any good in this situation.

3 of their players had started going after one of ours on our kick offs. All 3 would blind side our guy away from the play, then pile on and whoop and holler. This happened on the "deep-ish" kick that we recovered. Their 3 players were too busy celebrating to notice that we'd recovered the kick. Palm strikes to the head, spearing helmet to helmet well after the whistle, LBs diving into then knees of our o-linemen many yards downfield. On our HB pass, the CB tackled our receiver by the face mask 5 yards deep in the end zone. Too much nonsense to mention.

My son was concerned enough about me that he didn't tell me what had happened until we were driving away. Believe me, I would not have said a word to this coach, even if I heard him. It was a volatile situation and I just wanted to get the hell out of there before something unfortunate happened. Didn't say a single word to any of their players or coaches. I did get the "Harbaugh" handshake from their HC. Oh well. I "lost" the handshake.

So do we "explain" ourselves before the game, or at half time? I don't know, but maybe we should talk about it. Or maybe we should just reiterate that we might see the absolute worst out of teams and that we will absolutely not retaliate. I'm not innocent. I admonished a few of their players after a few dirty plays. I should just keep my mouth shut.
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What he said to my adult son doesn't bother me or him. I've been thinking about this since the game ended and it made me realize how close we came to having a very bad situation. There were a lot of factors that led up to this and now that the dust has settled, we probably have some talking to do.

First, points against are now precious to us. We are now trying to manage games to keep the points against very low. We are onside kicking every time to prevent the possibility of a return. That looks bad when you're up a bunch.

If we see an opportunity to get into the mercy rule, we are going to take it. This team gave us that opportunity, so we pushed it. We were up 24-0 late in the 2nd quarter, found ourselves in a 4th and VERY long. We threw a HB pass for a TD. I'm sure that looked bad. Once we get up by 35, the clock runs. That helps us end the game without the other team scoring.

We onside kicked to start the 2nd half and recovered it. It was around this time that the opponent went from "chippy" to "dirty". I'm thinking their half time speech had something to do with that. We scored in a couple of plays which put us in the mercy rule. We then kicked it "deep-ish" . . . and recovered.

While in mercy, we ran quite a bit of 5-wide empty. We have a new QB and he needs the reps, but I'm sure that looked bad.

I didn't exactly talk it over with anyone from the rest of the staff, but the way this opponent was behaving in the first half, I completely lost respect for them, coaches and players alike. So from a personal standpoint, I felt that we had no obligation to explain ourselves or give any quarter. None of this was up to me because I don't speak to officials or opposing coaches. I'm not at all confident that having that conversation would have done any good in this situation.

3 of their players had started going after one of ours on our kick offs. All 3 would blind side our guy away from the play, then pile on and whoop and holler. This happened on the "deep-ish" kick that we recovered. Their 3 players were too busy celebrating to notice that we'd recovered the kick. Palm strikes to the head, spearing helmet to helmet well after the whistle, LBs diving into then knees of our o-linemen many yards downfield. On our HB pass, the CB tackled our receiver by the face mask 5 yards deep in the end zone. Too much nonsense to mention.

My son was concerned enough about me that he didn't tell me what had happened until we were driving away. Believe me, I would not have said a word to this coach, even if I heard him. It was a volatile situation and I just wanted to get the hell out of there before something unfortunate happened. Didn't say a single word to any of their players or coaches. I did get the "Harbaugh" handshake from their HC. Oh well. I "lost" the handshake.

So do we "explain" ourselves before the game, or at half time? I don't know, but maybe we should talk about it. Or maybe we should just reiterate that we might see the absolute worst out of teams and that we will absolutely not retaliate. I'm not innocent. I admonished a few of their players after a few dirty plays. I should just keep my mouth shut.

The only thing that bothered me afterwards was that Snickers didn't score.

A 60 burger would have made me happy.  :) Although I certainly didn't expect to score at will vs this team. I was surprised.

I thought we all talked about this last seek and came to a conclusion. We will on side every time, get to mercy asap so the game shortens and not let up if thats how these games go.  If the League would have gone to a playoff like they suggested before any of us  played a down....this game probably does not go down the worm hole like it did.

F' em.

You seemed pissed off most of the game. Im not sure we can do the opposite and play 3 yards and a cloud of dust for 4 quarters. We break out too many long runs too burn clock...even in the tight games.  If you want to kick deep then I have to rearrange some of the KO personnel. But if Saturday bothered you then we should try something different.

Me? Whatever works is fine by me.
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I thought we all talked about this last seek and came to a conclusion. We will on side every time, get to mercy asap so the game shortens and not let up if thats how these games go. 


Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm 100% in agreement in how we ran things. I was wondering out loud if we should give the opponent a "heads up", but as I think that one through I realize how stupid it is. "Hey coach, we're about to roll your ass, but don't take it personal. We're trying to protect your seeding."  I guess we just don't lose sight of the fact that teams are going to get pissed and we can't react to it.

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You seemed pissed off most of the game.

That started when #30 punched Deion in the back of the head after the whistle. That's when I saw the character of our opponent and their stupid pre-game dance. Max got flagged for a late hit on that play. Can't wait to see the film on that one.

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Im not sure we can do the opposite and play 3 yards and a cloud of dust for 4 quarters. We break out too many long runs too burn clock...even in the tight games.  If you want to kick deep then I have to rearrange some of the KO personnel. But if Saturday bothered you then we should try something different.
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stupid pre-game dance.

Pre-game dance?  lol  Nice.  And then got beat 56-7.  Now that's funny!

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We are onside kicking every time to prevent the possibility of a return. That looks bad when you're up a bunch.

Who cares?  56-7 is gonna make people mad, too.  Can't please a loser.  And there's no point in trying.

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So do we "explain" ourselves before the game, or at half time?

--Explain what?  56-7 did all of your talking for you.

I'm not innocent. I admonished a few of their players after a few dirty plays. I should just keep my mouth shut.

--Yes, you should.  Coaching their guys is not your job.

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HC to my son in the handshake line: “Nice job, bitch.”

I've said it before:  Competition usually brings out the worst in everyone; coaches, fans, players and parents.  Since the game is dying anyway, hopefully worthless idiots like the one you mention will take their crying game over to lacrosse or soccer.

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Who cares?  56-7 is gonna make people mad, too.  Can't please a loser.  And there's no point in trying.

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Dave. Riddle me this.

The team we played yesterday....I dont even know what part of town they represent. But the game we play on Wednesday is a different story.

One of the HS Programs we feed decided to field an 8th grade Spring Team at the last minute. All of the kids that we couldn't take I sent over there. They have a decent sized roster. Probably 8 players on our team will go to this HS next season. Apparently the Staff of this opponent is tied into the HS Program somehow. Most all of the players know each other from Little League and what not.

This opponent is not doing well. I expect to obliterate them. Should we avoid scoring even if it disrespects the game?...like running out of bounds on purpose or punting on second down or giving them possession at the start of both halves.

I dont want to crush kids from our own community. Im not sure if bragging rights comes into play here.

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One of the HS Programs we feed decided to field an 8th grade Spring Team at the last minute. All of the kids that we couldn't take I sent over there.

--You mean the kids you didn't invite.  ;)

This opponent is not doing well. I expect to obliterate them. Should we avoid scoring even if it disrespects the game?

--Disrespect is disrespect.  Whether it's the opponent or the game, you don't disrespect it.  Scoring points is not disrespect.  Scoring a lot of points is not disrespect.  It's disrespectful when you are trying to do something different from what you normally would do.  Who cares if it's a feeder?  Who cares if the kids know each other?  Play football. Score points.  Win game.  Leave opponents bludgeoned.  Go home.  It's simple, really.  Why try to confuse the process?

I dont want to crush kids from our own community.

--Oh, I see....you just want to crush kids from other communities.  ::) 

Thoughts?

--Man up, Mike.  Go play football how you play football.  Don't apologize for the other team's weakness.

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