Toppy Vann wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:58 am
Where did Blitz go. Between him and WCJ that's a lot of contributions off the board and it's far less fun without them.
The football knowledge component is significantly reduced here as a result of these guys not posting. Fortunately there is still good football knowledge here versus rants and craziness
I do not presume to speak for Blitz, but I will say a few things. He and I have been communicating, although it has been a few days since the last. He posted in the Captain's Forum about his decision to take time off from the site.
His situation is somewhat similar to mine. We have posted a lot, expressing our views on players, coaches, systems, football philosophy, management, et cetera, in a serious vein, with both praise and criticism. That brings reaction, both in agreement and opposition. It can be tiresome and burdensome, especially when things get personal, unpleasant, provoking, or even hostile, as we all know. For most, it is supposed to be fun talking football. Many on here take time off. It is to be expected.
For myself, as a new poster at the time, Blitz was an early inspiration, talking about football. Very inspirational to me. I knew it was time to dust off some old playbooks and practice plans, and look at systems. Time to focus more deeply once again, on different aspects of the game, on the game in the trenches, the O Line, the D Line, the overall defence, and not just the QB, the receivers and the running backs, in following the ball. Time to be more than a spectator. When I started posting, he reached out to me right away, with support and praise for my comments. He has provided detailed analysis about all aspects of football. He posted his own well-researched material, not as opposition to anyone else's views. He was always polite. I always waited for his well-considered views to be posted.
As he indicated in the Captain's Forum, he is taking time off.
John Madden's Team Policies: Be on time. Pay attention. Play like hell on game day.
Jimmy Johnson's Game Keys: Protect the ball. Make plays.
Walter Payton's Advice to Kids: Play hard. Play fair. Have fun.