So usually there are 3 db’s (defensive backs) on the field at a time in a standard 4-4 defense, but this year we’re running a 3-4, so there are 4 db’s at a time. And I started db last year, so I assumed I would be starting this year, especially since one of them got kicked out of school.
But instead of starting me, Coach decides to start 2 kids ( we’ll call them C and B) who have never played football before and are terrible pass defenders, are slow as hell, and get beaten almost always during drills, 1 kid (D) who cant tackle and is also a terrible pass coverer as well as slow and cocky, and then 1 person (A) who deserves it. Oh and did I mention that our Coach is also a baseball coach, and 3 of the 4 kids (C,D,A) who are starting db’s are baseball players?
So I thought to myself oh well, forget it, by the time the first game/scrimmage arrives, he’ll come around and put other people in. And in the meantime, I might as well try to be a starter on offense too as a receiver.
And as we were naming the lineups for the scrimmage today, guess who the starting 4 receivers were? The same freakin 4 starting db’s. And the 1 guy (A) that I said was actually good as a db is 5’2, and is a baseball player too, so there is no way that he earned his spot as a receiver. A 5’2 receiver will be going nowhere except the ground.
Anyways, I told myself I might as well make myself stand out today so that Coach can get his head straight already, so during the scrimmage, guess how I did?
I trucked a kid so hard he flew backwards a couple of yards and landed straight on his little buttocks, and then caught a touchdown pass on that same exact play. And then on a toss play, I drove the cornerback on me straight to the sideline and our running back got a touchdown on that play, largely due to MY blocking.
And on defense at cornerback, I made 3 tackles. Also, I forced the runner inside so the outside linebacker could make a play about 5 times (I got 10 total plays on defense). I got beat on the run once, and no passes came my way.
Then we have A,B,C, and D. A, (the good one) had 2 tackles and a pick for six. Which is why I said he’s actually good. Nothing on offense though, probably cause he’s freakin 5’2.
B, on the other hand, got beat on the pass twice and got beat on the run twice, and had 0 tackles on defense. And dropped 1 pass on offense.
C had 0 tackles and did nothing to stand out because no passes came his way, but he did get beat on the run a couple times on defense. He had one completion for about 10 yards, but he did drop the ball once.
D had 0 tackles, got beat on the run twice (missed two tackles), one of which was a touchdown, and no passes came his way on defense. Dropped 3 passes, fumbled once, and caught one pass for about 7 yards on offense. And gave up in the middle of his pattern because of God knows what.
Everyone on the team no matter who you were got about equal playing time, except for those 4 people I mentioned.
I trucked a kid and caught a touchdown on that same play, and made 3 tackles, but Coach id not recognizing that and being a little butt who will only start HIS precious baseball players, who did nothing extraordinary, and messed up numerous times.
And yes I did play baseball, but not as much for this particular coach (there are juniors on JV, remember?) and I did kinda slack on baseball, but who cares, this is football, and I personally don’t think baseball is a real athlete’s sport that much, but it still requires athleticism :P.
Again, I actually scored, I made a huge hit, and had 3 tackles, but Coach doesn’t look at that, because he’s too focused on HIS own players. I think I’ve made my points clear.
And if you actually took the time to read all of this, message me something about goombas, because I’m curious as to who actually read this entire thing.
You saw a shirt for $97. You didn’t have the cash, so you borrowed $50 from your mum and $50 from your dad = $100. You bought the shirt, and had $3 change. You gave your dad $1 and your mum $1 and kept the other $1 for yourself. Now you owe your mum $49 and your dad $49. 49+49 = 98 + your $1 = 99. Where is the missing $1?