Originally Posted by jjokeefe
What do you feel was your biggest obstacle at Phoenix when it came to adjusting to X-Ball?
Was it the difficulty in running a pit with only 8 players and coaches who hadn't had much current X-Ball experience?
Did you feel some of your players had difficulty transitioning from the style and mentality of 7 man to X-Ball? (I.E. Losing 1 point getting in your head, playing slow and trying to win gunfights when you should be getting up the field, etc.)
With the shakeup coming to your roster, how do you think that will affect the rest of your season?
Good Questions Mr. Okeefe....
One of our biggest obstacle was turning defensive players into attack xball style players. Players in 7 man who don't make secondary until way into the game needed to make then in seconds in xball.
Running 8 players wasn't to easy, by the time we got our play and decided on the line there were 5 seconds till game time. We were not prepared with plays or calling the right plays according to the other teams line up. Dan did the best he could out there and i give him mad respect cause its really not easy, but it really wasn't the job for him, he is much more affective on the field for us. However call it a learning experience for everyone. We were used to taking time to sit together an figure things out 7 man style than calling plays on the fly. We are going to be much more prepared for MAO, and I believe we will progress as the year goes on.
Players were definitely not ready for Xball, we felt by pure talent on the team within the player we would have been successful in Phoenix. That wasn't the case tho, No matter how much talent we have, 7 man is a totally different game than Xball. Besides myself an thomas, none of the guy have been to an xball event in over a year. I don't think it got in players heads when we lost a point, I feel like the team was still out there playing 7 man style rather than attacking when needed. It was more along the line of not changing things up and adjusting to teams which falls in the category of coaching.
As far as the roster, I feel like we needed a change and this will work out for the best.