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The REAL football season starts tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by HotRack, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    OK, I'm a Colorado football fan and this has to do with football and the real focus (my kids) are officially indoctrinated as Buff fans so I thought I'd leave this here. :thumbsup:

    So the boys' peewee season starts up tomorrow. For the twins' it looks like one has moved up to 2nd team QB and the other maybe rotating in at 1st team WR depending on the situation - he made a hell of catch in practice tonight. In all, I'm just hoping they get to play more than the obligatory 3 plays a game this season.

    As for the youngest - Good Lord. Kid is playing right guard again and just blowing up our defensive line. In 3rd grade he's over 5' and 105 pounds, and quick. Pulls on the left side sweep like nobody's business and loves it. Can't wait for his team to get settled in and put him on defense - he's a monster.

    Me? I jumped into the fray this year and am helping out with the youngest's team coaching the OL. Been a long time since I've been there (coached defense in Austin) but slowly coming back. Got them down with the MAN-GAP-BACKER concept (FlaBuff knows what I'm talking about) but coaching 8-9 year olds is generally just herding cats. Sometimes hard to remember they are only 8 and 9 years old when in their pads.

    Anyway, the season starts tomorrow with the youngest at 11:30 and then the twins follow at 2:30. Time for football dominated weekends in the Rack household for the next two months!
     
  2. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Never too early to get the rack attack into film study. The tape don't lie!
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Crush 'em!
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i watched part of a young'uns game the other day and was funny on kickoff returns the teams would "set up a wall", and then all the kids on the wall would turn around and watch the returner run right past them. but usually not very far.
     
  5. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Sort of how our return worked yesterday too, exception is, we had a couple of kids on the front line running down the field rather than setting the wall such that they were throwing blocks 20 yards away from where the runner was. :lol:

    Oh well, at least they were blocking! Off to go get last minute equipment needs (socks.) The madness starts in an hour and a half with the youngest and wraps up at 4 with the end of the twins game. Go North Kitsap!
     
  6. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    Rack, your greatest success will come from getting them to fire put and not watch the ball carrier. Have fun and keep it fun for them, joke about how no one wants to kiss o-linemen and tell them that every offensive success starts and ends with them.
     
  7. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    If any of them end up your size you could have some really good high school players on your hands soon.
     
  8. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    That's a big 3rd grader. Has Marshall been in touch yet?
     
  9. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Well, wish our games had gone better than today's debacle, but they didn't.

    For the youngest - team lost 35-6. He did well, but when we showed up at warm-ups and I saw other team from across and questioned if the big kids were really 9 years old or not, I knew we were in trouble. Silverdale had a nose guard that was easily twice the size of my kid that lined up over our center who is 1/2 - 3/4 the size of mine. Needless to say, long day. Problem was, our defense didn't show up for the first four plays of the game. Before we knew it, we were down 28-0 in the first. Rest of the game was even. I take the line play as my fault because I tried to coach too much instead of ask what was happening. Should have known from the fact that the line didn't give up a sack when we passed. Turns out, because they never lined up over the guards, my boy was able to double team the huge nose guard with the center and keep the NG's hands down at the same time. Lesson learned - ask the kids what is going on and adjust - should have had mine help on a double team the whole game. Keeps the backer open, they're 8-9 years old. But at least the pass blocking was good. Nice to have the Qb's father come to me and say, that's the first time the Qb's ever gone back, had time and completed a pass! Have pushups to do at practice though - 3 false starts (only one on the line, 2 because the RB/WR forgot the count.)

    Yeah, he's big - amazes me to see kids bigger than him, apparently the NG was only 8 too. I call boolsheet. That kid was up to my chin and probably only 40 pounds less - HouBuff, we've met and you know my size. Re: Marshall contacting - given what I saw last week and what I've heard today, probably good he hasn't.

    On to the twins - their team played a team from Tacoma today and when they (Tacoma) walked on the field, my first thought was "Oh S H I T, the boys better strap it on." Their average size was easily 2x if not 3x our average size. We lost our starting QB, RB, RG, and LB in the first quarter. The only thing that stopped the other team was their penalties so the score was only 12-0 at half. My twins saw a lot of action and got hit a TON. I even saw one of them horizontal to the ground flying 15 feet backward on a kickoff return after he had done everything right to throw a block. He just rolled over 3 times and got back up again (thank God.) The other twin also managed to force a fumble with his helmet while getting run over as part of a 4 man gang tackle. The coach finally called the game at the end of third quarter to save any more players from getting injured. The kicker to that whole game was while we at a local pub, the boys' coach told me that he saw one of the Tacoma team's players hop in the car (into the driver's seat) with his mom and DRIVE AWAY. Permit age in WA is 15. Our league is 12-13 year olds, hmmm. Just told the boys I was proud of them for sticking in there and they better be ready for practice next week as the positions they back up suffered key injuries today. Their eyes definitely were opened.

    Man, I wish it had been a better day for football today. At least I can watch Peyton and the Donkeys tomorrow and next week is a whole new challenge to be met, just have to get better at coaching that offensive line of mine!
     
  10. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Didn't update last week due to no desire to look at this board after the debacle. My team lost on two plays -busted coverage by our defense - 12-0. My "bull in the ring" youngest had four pancakes and got in on a couple defensive plays at NG/DT where he tied up 3 guys on his own.

    The twins had a breakthrough game. Lots of player politics going on, but when they finally got in for what was only going to be their "required" three plays - they made the most of it and got more. Z played about 7 plays at WR and had one catch for 9 yards. It was pretty funny because the coach on the sidelines pulled him aside at one point and said "we're getting you the ball now!" Then he pulled the QB over and told him, "Look for Z because he's running the best hook route on the team." Sure enough - ZIP! Reception. His other lays he had pretty decent blocks downfield on runs.

    But D - there he is standing on the sidelines with the coaches going "Oh we have to get him his 3," so in he goes at safety (in for the starter who btw plays both ways as the starting QB too). Anyway, first play - timid - runs up to a pile but doesn't get involved. Dad yells from sideline. Second play - gets involved in the pile. Third play, you can tell the play is going long, "D, they're coming your way!" Ball in the air, WR cuts in front of the CB, D steps in front of the WR and INTERCEPTION! THEN - runs the ball back 25 yards. THAT really impressed the coaches they told him that most of the time when someone picks off a pass, they just freeze and fall on the ball because they're so surprised. But D went in stride (old flag skills coming back.) Anyway, I'm whooping it up on the sidelines. Then on next offensive series they let him go in at QB (just a handoff) after the TEAM was hollering at the coaches to let him get a play at QB (he's been playing 2nd string.) So proud. It was great to finally see everything click. Oh by the way, the interception sealed a 20-0 shutout where the coaches said they'd buy pizzas if they kept the shutout.

    So this week, the twins have a bye, while I'm back on the field with the youngest (during the Buff game - DVR life.) B has been "running angry" enough during tackling drills that the coaches (while I was away) worked him out at TB this week in a goalline/4th and short scenario to see what happens. We run the Wing T, so he has no lead blockers. I asked about it last night, and B said, "Well, I guess I did OK, I got 5 yards every time." Mind you, our current stable of backs are small and fast, but they cry after being tackled after each carry. The head coach's grandson is one of the backs and he's sick of the whining. So today's game should be interesting. It will be hard to watch if they decide to run B at TB today - I'll be a mess being so nervous for him.

    Mods feel free to kick this over to The Pub if necessary - I was excited about the opening of the season when I originally posted.
     
  11. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Here's some pics from the twins game.

    First the interception and return (D is #26)
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    Some QB play..
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    And the reception - Z (#86) is the one about to be high-lo'd on the tackle.
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    So proud of these kids!
     
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