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Lost Super Bowl 12-7
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:25:12 PM »
Tough loss to the defending Super Bowl Champions.  This team had not allowed any points all of last season and only 6 first downs.  Our HR threat was sick and only played about 50% of the snaps on offense and defense.  Our biggest lineman was out but surprisingly our wedge was better with a different kid at the RG spot. 

We returned the opening kickoff to their 30 yard line.  They were big, fast and physical on defense and our kids were nervous.  We got one first down and then stalled.  Their dynamic QB took it 80 yards on their first offensive play for a TD.  7-0.  We got another first down, then stalled again.  Biggest problems were not running Power inside the kickout and taking the 4 yards that were there and not staying in the wedge.

On their second series we at least made them earn it.  They took 10 or 11 plays to score and for the most part I saw some improvement from our defense.  Our technique was better and we were able to contain their QB a little better.  14-0 bad guys.  Right before the half, our backup wing was in and we were running power with him in motion for some misdirection.  Our 1 back fumbled the snap, the wing kicked it, and then watched the other team get on it.  :14 to the half and they run 2 plays and score.  20-0 bad guys.

We do our best to stay positive at the half, talk about the things we've done well, like blocking, and things we needed to work on - hitting the designed hole - staying in the wedge, etc.... and emphasize that the coaches believe we can go out and "win the second half".....and you know what?  we do, for the most part.

In the second half we contained their QB, punishing him when he tries to pass and putting multiple hats on him when he decides to run.  Toward the end of the 3rd quarter our CB intercepts a pass and returns it to their 20yl,  It's just 20 yards but against their defense it seems like way more.  I notice their coaches are amping them up to deny a score so I run "freeze play" and we're 1st and 5 on the 15.  We run Power 4 times and score the first points they've ever given up.  They come storming back down the field and we bow up and stop them inside our 5yl.  We hit a reverse out of our own end zone for about 40 yards.  We're not playing it safe, we're trying to put another score on them. 

We flat run out of time and I run our tailback on the last play of the game, he gets stripped as the clock run out, a ref blows his whistle, and the defender returns it into our end zone to make the final score 26-6.  None of the refs would admit to blowing their whistle.  It's a moot point but I wish they would own it when they make a mistake.

Overall, I saw kids who found something else inside themselves after getting behind early.  I don't like "moral" victories but if there ever was once, this was it for us.  Now our kids know they can play with any team in the league.  We have the Super Bowl runner ups next week and a team that beat them in week one the following week.  If we want to get the 2 seed in the playoffs we need to win out. 

I'm not happy with a 26-6 loss but we're seeing improvement in leaps and bounds.

   
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Re: Week 3 - 26-6 Loss
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 07:48:26 PM »
It's a moot point but I wish they would own it when they make a mistake.

Refs admit to their mistakes?  lol  Youíre a funny guy, Alex.

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Games 3 and 4
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 10:50:03 AM »
Week 4 - 21-18 Loss to last years Super Bowl Runner Ups

  We were up 12-0 with 3 seconds left when one of our kids got hurt.  Somehow the other team got a snap off - I don't think they were set but no one threw a flag -and they hit a 45y TD on the last play of the half to make it 12-6.  We should have made the stop.

  We took the kickoff and drove down to make it 18-6 (we need to work on extra point plays) - and felt pretty good about where we were at.  They ran off tackle on us and used up the rest of the third quarter as well as two minutes of the 4th quarter, then converted the extra point, 18-13.

  We took over at the 30 and got one first down before they stopped us, then a penalty put us way behind the chains.  They were focused on our reverse so we decided to punt - declared punt - and gamble our defense could hold them out of the end zone in the final 4 minutes.

  They found a little life with a bootleg off Power and drove it down to our 15.  We stood up and they have 4th and 10 from our 15.  They called a timeout and we were expecting a reverse we had defended well.  Instead they went "no play" and we jumped.  Coaching problem as we did not specifically warn them, we fired them up.  I use it against other coaches all the time, this time they turned it on us. 

  4th & 5 from our 10 with about :30 seconds and two timeouts left.  They ran off tackle for 5 yards, first down by the nose of the ball.  First and goal with :25 seconds left and we stop them at the one, timeout.  They score on a sneak, go for two, and are up 21-18 with about :20 left.

  We take over from the 30 and run a trick play we put in last week.  We had tried to run it on an XP before but our blocking back dropped the snap and had his knee on the ground.  Anyway, they defended it well and we picked up 3 or 4 yards, timeout.  We tried to run a fake reverse play - because they had our reverse scouted well - which they defended well for no gain.

  We tried a sweep play we installed two weeks ago.  Our 2 back had the edge but cut it back inside, probably because he mainly runs Power and I'm always imploring him to run inside.  We got about 5 yards and we probably could have had a 20y+ play if run where designed.  We run the reverse out of a different formation and it looks like it might go for a second but two very good defenders shut it down at the last minute.

  Really good game, well coached team by the other coaches, and although we are 1-3, we are close to being able to play with any team in the league - except maybe the Super Bowl champs, and we'll keep working to get there.

  Next week we have a new team to the league that beat the team we just lost to.  They beat them 13-7 and one of the TDs was a kickoff return.  They have one super stud.  We can beat them.  Everyone makes the playoffs in this league and our loss Saturday likely puts us on the same side as the #1 seed, which makes it a much tougher row to hoe.  We've got to beat them anyway, so we're just worried about getting better every day now.

 

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Re: Week 3 - 26-6 Loss
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 11:34:33 AM »
Sounds like an awesome game, except for the L. Can you guys kick extra points?
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Re: Week 3 - 26-6 Loss
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 11:37:58 AM »
Sounds like an awesome game, except for the L. Can you guys kick extra points?

no sir, we are 7U.  We choose to go for 1 from the 3 or 2 from the 5
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Re: Week 3 - 26-6 Loss
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 12:01:45 PM »
Gotcha
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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 02:34:43 PM »
Had a TD called back for a block in the back 30y behind the play, lost a fumble, and still only trailed 15-13 at the half.

Onside kick to start 2nd half, we got on the ball first but they had a player dive in and take it away on the ground.  The closest referee was lazy and slow getting to the play and gave it to the receiving team.  Kudos for their player fighting for it like he did.

They scored and went up on us.  We lost a fumble on the first play from scrimmage and they scored again.  We dropped a snap on the first or second play of the next series and they got the ball and scored again.  We finally held onto the ball and drove it like we had been doing the entire day, (they stopped us on downs one time), and scored to make it 35-21 them.  They got the ball back and used all of their timeouts to score again with 12 seconds left while up by 2 TDs, then went for 2 to make it 43-21.

The other team had one stud, and he ran all over us all day long.

I ran 2 plays, one of which had been gouging them all day, and we broke away on the last play.  The back, thinking no one was behind him, slowed down a little, or at least that's what his mom and dad said, I haven't gotten a copy of the film yet.  We'll coach that up this week but he's 6 years old playing "up" with us.


We're now 1-4 but should really be 3-2.  We'll likely beat our next opponent, also 1-4 but way behind on common team scores, and that will make us the 5 seed in the playoffs.  The 4 seed was our week 1 opponent who beat us 14-6 but we should beat them.  If we do, we'll get the one seed in the semi's.  It'll be a great challenge but I just want to get past our opponent this week and build some positive momentum going into a last week bye week and the playoffs.

Obviously, we have a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball and with ball security on the offensive side.

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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 04:27:22 PM »
Had a TD called back for a block in the back 30y behind the play, lost a fumble, and still only trailed 15-13 at the half.

Onside kick to start 2nd half, we got on the ball first but they had a player dive in and take it away on the ground.  The closest referee was lazy and slow getting to the play and gave it to the receiving team.  Kudos for their player fighting for it like he did.

They scored and went up on us.  We lost a fumble on the first play from scrimmage and they scored again.  We dropped a snap on the first or second play of the next series and they got the ball and scored again.  We finally held onto the ball and drove it like we had been doing the entire day, (they stopped us on downs one time), and scored to make it 35-21 them.  They got the ball back and used all of their timeouts to score again with 12 seconds left while up by 2 TDs, then went for 2 to make it 43-21.

The other team had one stud, and he ran all over us all day long.

I ran 2 plays, one of which had been gouging them all day, and we broke away on the last play.  The back, thinking no one was behind him, slowed down a little, or at least that's what his mom and dad said, I haven't gotten a copy of the film yet.  We'll coach that up this week but he's 6 years old playing "up" with us.


We're now 1-4 but should really be 3-2.  We'll likely beat our next opponent, also 1-4 but way behind on common team scores, and that will make us the 5 seed in the playoffs.  The 4 seed was our week 1 opponent who beat us 14-6 but we should beat them.  If we do, we'll get the one seed in the semi's.  It'll be a great challenge but I just want to get past our opponent this week and build some positive momentum going into a last week bye week and the playoffs.

Obviously, we have a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball and with ball security on the offensive side.

Good luck down the stretch. Im coaching the same age group and simply cannot figure out how to translate practice to game day. Its frustrating. 1-4 like you but having trouble scoring.
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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 04:49:14 PM »
1-4 like you but having trouble scoring.

Mike, are you still running that crazy Spread-thing?

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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2018, 05:07:03 PM »
Mike, are you still running that crazy Spread-thing?

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Running Beast....with no backs that "get it". Same issue some DW teams have with WB's running toss.

Any ideas. ?
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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 11:14:04 AM »
Good luck down the stretch. Im coaching the same age group and simply cannot figure out how to translate practice to game day. Its frustrating. 1-4 like you but having trouble scoring.


We're so close.  We're moving from a 6-2 to a 4-4 this week.  We'll stunt our ILB's with our tackles - to occupy B and C gaps, crash our ends to get some pressure on the handoff, and play studs at OLB and FS to run down anything that gets out of the backfield. Our FS has been tentative so we're moving him to CB - our likely first round playoff team is a sweep or die team and he'll help us contain there.

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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 02:04:13 PM »
Running Beast....with no backs that "get it". Same issue some DW teams have with WB's running toss.

Any ideas. ?

Lots of ideas because I love the versatility of the offense.  But it sounds like your players aren't comprehending/executing.  So they aren't taking the teach very well?

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Re: Game 5 - 43-21 Loss
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 01:26:02 PM »
Running Beast....with no backs that "get it". Same issue some DW teams have with WB's running toss.

Any ideas. ?

When you say "get it"
Are you talking they are trying to run outside? bounce it outside?
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Game 6 - 15-6 win
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2018, 11:51:35 AM »
Played an awful first half and trailed 6-0.  Defense was leaky but opportunistic and we recovered 3 fumbles.

Moved the ball well but they defended our big plays and made us earn everything.

2 long drives and xp conversions to put the game away in the second half.

Now we get a bye week to get ready for the playoffs. Weíll probably play the team we lost to in week 1 14-6.  Itíll be great to have an opportunity to set that outcome straight.
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Re: Round 1 Playoff win 21-20
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 03:30:17 PM »
Went up 15-0, 15-7 at the half, playing well on offense and OK on defense.

They scored with 1:00 left to make it 21-20 and we stopped their 2 point conversion to preserve a 1 point victory.

We get the 1 seed now.  They beat us 43-21 3 weeks ago.  We had 3 fumbles and a TD called back in that game.  We can win IF we play very well and protect the football.  They have a special running back that's big, physical, and fast.  We'll game plan to stop him and see what happens from there.