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  1. Middle school is a different beast altogether. I know our guys play a team that always lines a 50 number up at TE. We are trying to teach our kids about the game. Identify ineligible numbers that cannot go out and so on. They always throw to him. Our guys complain and they claim they do not have any other number for him. Ref's buy their story and our kids get a cheap one pulled on them.
  2. Sounds like you are taking the approach that most coaches would expect. Do you feel that you represent the majority of officials and the way they approach it. I fear that we are going to create this perception among officials that all RPO teams are sending linemen 8 yards downfield on every pass play. As was mentioned earlier, coaches are putting bugs in officials ears prior to the start of the game. I anticipate more calls that might have passed last year being called this year. I just hope that we do not have officials that assume all RPO's or Playaction passes have linemen downfield.
  3. Good to hear. Pin and Pull RPO's often do not get lineman down the field as you are referencing. Take a look at some of those cuts on youtube.
  4. I will add that I think many officials are educated on this. I was trying to validate why RPO's are not going away, if the rule is applied correctly.
  5. This where many officials in my opinion need to educate themselves. Many RPO's never send a lineman downfield prior to the pass. Plays are often timed up so that pulling guards are used and double teams are engaged. Passes are gone and the play continues...then defensive coaches are yelling for linemen downfield. As the play continues the linemen do often venture downfield, but the pass is away and caught because of the timing of the play. I have seen RPO's that have lineman downfield 10 yards and it is an obvious call. But an engaged lineman will stay close to that 2 yard cushion.
  6. Can any officials expand on this? What is the point of emphasis? Why is run/pass option mentioned?
  7. Punttheball

    Colts 2019

    I don't think anyone is arguing that TY was the Colts #1 receiver this season. I strongly feel he is a guy that needs a player like AB to allow him to reach his full potential. He has big play potential, but would be deadly if he was opposite a big time receiver type or motioned into a match up situation. This is need for the Colts to be able to beat the top tier teams in the NFL. I want us to improve the defense also. But I believe we have the cap space to sign back what we want and bring in a top CB/DE/WR. You may need to decide between a DE and CB. I just don't want us to sit back and stay the course. I am all in on Ballard and his drafting success, but even he said they were lucky this year. I think even he knows it is the right time to pull the trigger on a deal if it works for the team and locker room.
  8. Punttheball

    Hoosier Conference 2019

  9. Punttheball

    Colts 2019

    Do we bring Slauson back? Still feel we could use a solid back up for Kelly. Has never made it through a season healthy. Boehm(sp?) performed well. I believe he is a restricted guy.
  10. Punttheball

    IFCA REGION 4 All Stars

    I will comment as a coach that was at the meeting. The Cass athlete was nominated by his coaches. There are a healthy amount of good players in our region. The particular player did not necessarily stack up in the measurables as well as the other players. He was a kid that got better all season. He was an average player at the beginning of the season and made himself into a better than average player by the end. He received IFCA All State, AP All State, Kokomo Tribune, and All Logan Land. He was also Academic All State and Team Captain. Not a bad senior year. Region All Star would have put the cherry on top for his season. There were some teams with lesser records that got kids on. It does not mean that they were any less deserving. I cannot try to reason how a 6-4 team gets 3 guys on and a 7-5 none. It sometimes comes down to the number of kids nominated in a position group. I will also add that this is the first year in 2 years that any Cass coaches went to the meeting. There have been conflicts and miss communication at times that have prevented in coaches attending. This may not sit well with some coaches. I don't know. But there is a responsibility that comes with coaching, and representing your team when you have kids to nominate and when you don't is one of those. I will say it was disappointing, but it does not define this kid. I talked with him last night, and he was good with it. Like I said, it was going to be the cherry on top. Nothing more. Coach Shaffer Lewis Cass Assistant Father of the player
  11. Punttheball

    Academic All-State

    Saw that. Maybe you cannot make both lists. Kind of like the top 50 thing.
  12. Punttheball

    Academic All-State

    I am referencing the academic All State. Is there a top 50 academic team?
  13. Punttheball

    Academic All-State

    Just asking because I want to know from a coaching standpoint, and I know the kid is smart and would seem like a shoe in. Is Jack Kiser not eligible for any of the other All State or All Star teams because he is now currently enrolled at Notre Dame? I would have thought he would be on this list. If I missed his name, sorry, but I did not see him on the list.
  14. Coach Peo, I don't believe it is unfortunate that you are hiring the best teacher for the position regardless if they coach. I have been in the business of coaching and teaching for nearly 25 years. I have seen lesser teachers hired over highly qualified people, and the result is usually bad. I have not seen to many bad teachers that are great coaches. They go hand in hand to me. I have also seen my fair share of nepotism in this profession that frustrates good young coaches and even veteran coaches.