This has been a rough season. A rebuilding season with something like 70% rookies. I browse my photos looking for happy ones. And I find a few. And I'm going to post some here today.
First I want to look on the sunny side just a little bit. Saturday the Outlaws lost to the Dallas Diamonds. The Outlaws scored six points. In four of their six previous games the Diamonds held their opponent to zero points. Two teams scored eight - which I take to be a touchdown with two-point conversion. The Outlaws scored six.
But there's more - establishing your offense is the most difficult job when building a new team. Defenses do stunts, line up in funny places. You'll think you're making the block and someone is sneaking around behind your back. Offense takes a long time to get organized. This season the Outlaws scored in their first game and were then shut out in four straight games. Like I said, offense is difficult. Last Saturday we scored nineteen points at Tulsa, against a team about evenly matched with the Outlaws. This Saturday we scored six against the toughest team in the league.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is progress.
Okay, let's take a look at some photos from the Mustangs game, four weeks ago. I'm starting with two two-photo sets. They're going to look a little alike but they're two separate plays. I'm posting them because of good blocking by the Outlaws. This season has seen a lot of problems keeping tacklers away from the ball carriers but in these two photo-sets, the blocking was good!
In the first photo below, notice where the ball is and where the Mustang defender is, just to the left. I suspect she is offside. Generally the ball gets to the quarterback before the defense. Cookie hasn't even caught the snap from the center and she's already in trouble.