I understand this may be a simple answer and previously covered, but it has me puzzled; Why do we face off the first team offense vs. the second team defense, and vice-versa? I suppose one could make an argument for less injuries (not quite sure how), and I suppose one could make an argument that it provides the first teams a better opportunity to work on their reads, skills, etc... But really why?
It seems to me that it may be beneficial to do this during practices, but scrimmages? During the three scrimmages I would think it to be much more beneficial for the first team to go against the first team, second vs. second, etc... During the season our first team defense does not go against second team offenses (Div.2 excluded), and our first team offense does not go against second team defenses. So why during scrimmages??? The coaches and players use the scrimmage opportunities to test their players ability to be on their own in more of a game setting. Then both review the films extensively to see how they perform and to learn what they need to work on. Why compromise this learning opportunity? What am I missing?
So many of us are excited from the play of Shoelace today, and negbanging Tate. Couldn't we all have a much more clear picture of their play, and a much greater understanding of their growth from last season, had they put up the first team offense versus the first team defense and rotated the two QB's in and out of that setup?
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