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Offline benchwarmer53

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Defence
« on: December 03, 2017, 06:31:34 PM »
I'm in CA and only know what I read here and on the Beaumont Enterprise web site.  Is there anyone on the coaching staff that knows anything about defense?  Or is the problem lack of good athletes on defense?  Back in the Stone Age when I played, most of the team played both ways.

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Re: Defence
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:56:18 PM »
The 2017 defensive team lacked in size and struggled with holding their ground against big offensive lines.  The starting front four, with the exception of #68 Sergio Ayala, averaged 200 or less.  Overall the average was well under 200 pounds.  That might be ok in a lower classification, but not in 5A or higher. 

The Indian defense was also very challenged by quick runners and had a tough time with open field tackling.


But they all hustled and wanted to win. 


 
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Re: Defence
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 06:59:39 PM »
I'm in CA and only know what I read here and on the Beaumont Enterprise web site.  Is there anyone on the coaching staff that knows anything about defense?  Or is the problem lack of good athletes on defense?  Back in the Stone Age when I played, most of the team played both ways.

Both. They will have to do a better job next year identifying players and scheming to their abilities next year. This year was not good at all. College station barely had to run an offense. They were never challenged by the D.  Many of their plays were screens, scrambles and regular runs. Nothing complex. Then again you can coach all day but if you don't have the players the results will be the same. Gotta get faster and more athletic if you wanna beat anyone other than What's in district. These playoff teams deeper in have athletes on both sides of the ball. We didn't have that this year. They had to move a wr on defense this year to try to make up for the lack of speed and poor cb play and he probably was the best as soon as switched over. Many issues so it's hard to pinpoint one or two.

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Re: Defence
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 03:42:52 PM »
The 2017 defensive team lacked in size and struggled with holding their ground against big offensive lines.  The starting front four, with the exception of #68 Sergio Ayala, averaged 200 or less.  Overall the average was well under 200 pounds.  That might be ok in a lower classification, but not in 5A or higher. 

The Indian defense was also very challenged by quick runners and had a tough time with open field tackling.


But they all hustled and wanted to win.
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Re: Defence
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 10:06:04 PM »
After watching several of the state championship games, it appears that defense is uncommon for a lot of teams including those that make it to the championship.
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Re: Defence
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 10:51:04 PM »
Certainly a lot of points scored by Highland Park and Manvel--102 points.