We played our last regular season game Friday, a 46-7 loss to the best team in the district. That left us at 4-6. That may qualify for the playoffs but we won't know until next week. We get 11 weeks to play 10 so this is our bye week but some teams in contention still have game to play.
The season was a disappointment. We have talent but we're thin. We felt that we could make some noise if we stayed healthy. That didn't happen. I don't think that we played a game when all of our starters were available. That last game was a perfect example. We started the week missing a veteran starting LB, who missed his third game with a concussion. Then, on Wednesday, our all-state candidate DE collides with our starting RT during inside drill and they both get concussed. Oh yeah, the RT is the DE's backup on defense.
As if the injuries weren't bad enough we also had to dismiss four kids who could have contributed for disciplinary issues. They didn't do anything heinous but they all deserved to be let go. In addition, we had a kid quit mid-season. He was a part-time starter on the OL who got mad at me at halftime of a game because I wouldn't put him in at DT. Why was he mad at me? Don't know. I coach OL.
Oh well, the vent, and maybe the season, is over.
A former Steeler, asked what Chuck Noll would think of the hours put in by modern coaches said, "He'd be amazed that there were people so inefficient that they couldn't get everything done in a working day".