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PJ talks about first practice after Grohgate (audio)

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    PJ talks about first practice after Grohgate (audio)

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    i have nothing to hang this feeling on but pure gut--something has me optimistic about this midseason change. this D needed some kinda catalyst beyond just getting it's butt handed to them to snap them outta the funk. i think most of us in life have been through trials and tribulations only to find hope in a fresh start. but, you truly have to hit rock bottom to be able to reflect, take stock, THEN look up. this is much the same. it isn't as if we have zero talent on this D. we have some very talented players. we just need to play to their strengths and put them in a position to help us win ballgames. no more filling their heads with schemes. let them play hard, fast, and hit. allow them to unleash aggressiveness during practice and games. give them specific roles they can handle and cut them loose. allow them to prove themselves. they might just shock us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dressedcheeseside View Post
    I'm glad I didn't see the press conference. The difference in his voice from the Groh press conference to today is palpable, and remarkably -- at least to me -- is that not once did he follow a compliment with a barb. There is reason for optimism, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious View Post
    I'm glad I didn't see the press conference. The difference in his voice from the Groh press conference to today is palpable, and remarkably -- at least to me -- is that not once did he follow a compliment with a barb. There is reason for optimism, I think.
    you don't have the overall success CPJ's had without knowing when to spur and when to gently take the reins, you know? right now is a time for unity, focus, and getting this D on a solid footing. sounds like they're going about it the right way.

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    PJ said, "The guys were excited to be coaching." Is he implying that Groh had been sitting on their shoulders before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pckl300 View Post
    PJ said, "The guys were excited to be coaching." Is he implying that Groh had been sitting on their shoulders before?
    my intuition is they see an opportunity to get their hands dirty and turn this thing around. man, i hope so. like i've said, something has me cautiously optimistic. maybe that's cause we can get much worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonedwall View Post
    my intuition is they see an opportunity to get their hands dirty and turn this thing around. man, i hope so. like i've said, something has me cautiously optimistic. maybe that's cause we can get much worse!
    At least we've got a couple games where our offense should be able to run wild, while the D breaks in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonedwall View Post
    i have nothing to hang this feeling on but pure gut--something has me optimistic about this midseason change. this D needed some kinda catalyst beyond just getting it's butt handed to them to snap them outta the funk. i think most of us in life have been through trials and tribulations only to find hope in a fresh start. but, you truly have to hit rock bottom to be able to reflect, take stock, THEN look up. this is much the same. it isn't as if we have zero talent on this D. we have some very talented players. we just need to play to their strengths and put them in a position to help us win ballgames. no more filling their heads with schemes. let them play hard, fast, and hit. allow them to unleash aggressiveness during practice and games. give them specific roles they can handle and cut them loose. allow them to prove themselves. they might just shock us all.
    Me too. I remain skeptical that a mid-season change is going to have dramatic results. I recall when Oleary took over for Bill Lewis, you didn't see results immediately. But this feels different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js-showman View Post
    Me too. I remain skeptical that a mid-season change is going to have dramatic results. I recall when Oleary took over for Bill Lewis, you didn't see results immediately. But this feels different.
    That's because Johnson has told the coaches that if they ever want to see their families again they had better step up.

 

 
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