April 6, 2010

Shock need to improve on trust

Jim Meehan released his Shock notebook on the Spokesman's blog today. Here's what he had to say about the team...

Spokane first-year head coach Rob Keefe is often a man of many words, but he needed only one to describe what happened in the Shock’s 74-62 season-opening Arena Football League loss to Milwaukee.

“Trust,” Keefe said. “There were too many guys not trusting the man next to them, therefore they were doing too much. People were in places they shouldn’t have been because they were worried about somebody else: A defensive end being in a place where a defensive end shouldn’t be, a quarterback rolling out when he didn’t have to roll. So trust your guys. Don’t worry about the guy next to you, just do your responsibility.”

The Shock, who visit the Utah Blaze on Friday, sputtered on both sides of the ball. Offensively, as Keefe suggested after the game, Spokane didn’t stretch the field enough. There were some protection issues, but that wasn’t totally unexpected with two linemen on injured-reserve (Chris Pino, right wrist; Ed Ta’amu, back).

The team certianly played out of place sometimes during their game against the Iron, but it should only get better as the season progresses. I think that perhaps fans are a little too freaked out over this team losing one game. However, all of a sudden this Utah game becomes a must-win because we all know how tough it is to make the playoffs once you start 0-2. 

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