Originally Posted by stu-pedasso
how long does it usually take to get a decent back players game. and what do you do when you are a rookie yourself and you have some very experienced rookies and novs on the team. they are younger but i don't want take over and tell more experienced guys what to do or where to go. and if thats not enough what do you do about the guy that doesn't think he should listen to you.
You don't have to tell them what to do or where to go necessarily. Just let them know, "I've got you covered" or "You're clear to move". You don't have to be demanding just let them know that if they want to the opportunity is there.
As for the guy that doesn't think they should listen. Don't worry about them, just call out opposing players positions and do your thing. If they think they know best let them try to make moves and get shot due to lack of information. If they really want to be condescending and/or rude towards you. Maybe you wrap or shoot out the other side of your bunker when you see them going to make their big move.
My two cents:
I switch out between playing front and back. When I'm playing front I love my back player. With that said, I can see the logic in putting slower players in the back. However it's comforting to know that my back player will be fast enough to make the corner. There's nothing more disheartening to me, then making the snake only to hear that my back player got shot out running to the corner.
When I'm playing back corner it's kind of nice to know that I can at least run fast enough to run down the high way or tape line to bunker their snake player once their corner has been killed. I've found that this can be extremely helpful because it keeps your snake player in the game if you get shot or trade out with their snake guy. In some cases during rec ball with no coaches, the other team may even think it was your snake player that did the run through and they don't know he's still in giving him the chance to move up as far as possible and make some important kills.
Also it's terribly fun when playing back center, once we've made a decent to push, to haul *** on up to that 50 yard line bunker to take a few guys out.