Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coach Vermes interview - 7/12/2010

Talked with Coach Vermes after practice yesterday...

Coach at the press conference...


  1. I totally agree that if your offense isn't scoring it makes it harder on the defense. Defense doesn't really win you games, despite the old cliche to the contrary. It keeps you tied or keeps you from losing. Defense stops the hemorrhage, it doesn't pump blood back into the veins. If the offense isn't producing, the best you get (typically) is a tie.

    I do have a question though. I get that coaching is probably harder than the average fan would admit. I'm not a coach, so I shouldn't be too critical (that whole "walk a mile in someone else's shoes" bit). However, is it really fair to say you dominated play, when you turn around and point out that you failed in the offensive and defensive thirds of the field? Failure in two thirds of play is 33%, which my calculus teacher would say isn't passing. I'm, just saying.

  2. @moop, I agree it is a little contradictory to say that. I know what he means but I did smile when he said that.