Scouting Reports 6.28, 7.5, 7.10
(Barely any of these teams showed up, but I’ll give it a whirl)
Not worth going too much in there as they only had 8 people, one of which was this kid who I believe was about 10 or 11? And is going to be a threat in about 4 or 5 years. Kid knew what he was doing. Clearly this is a tourney team, who will be frightening if everyone shows up. Still love Mark Swanson, class act through and through. I’m assuming they will be similar to mother lovers when full strength, just not quite as much running. Annoying zones where they dare you to test that Willett guy who seemed pretty athletic, and a bunch of crafty handlers. Not to mention all of their women being super solid and tough to guard.
Offensively - Every single one of them can freaking move. This team is a nightmare to man up against, and if there is no weather they have the throwers to demolish zones. However, if Cameron and Max aren’t there they are a little weaker against said zones. They want to go deep. I think it was Hooten? giving us problems downfield. Fun matchup with Him against Thor and Tall B. He might be the best jumper on the team, but they’ve got some other kids who can just motor down the field so you have to be wary of a deep shot pretty much all the time. They didn’t utilize their girls as much against us, but both teams were savage women, so I think the ladies were a little low energy wise. They seemed to know what they were doing though.
Defensively - You are going to have to work to get open. Like I said before, they all can run, they don’t get tired, and they will chase you down. Lazy cuts don’t work, they will be all over that. Taller teams will give them issues as they are relatively short beyond that one guy who I hope I’m getting the name correct. Expect to have to work your ass off on both sides the disc against them or expect to lose.
Again, not really worth going into, they were savage without any of their studs beyond that Cloyd kid who has really learned how to use his body in the last couple of seasons. They will look to throw him floaty deep shots and let him use his height to bring it down. Similar to Beach Whale with Tree. Also, I would not poach the girls on this team. They are very competent, and did a great job of recognizing being open. They did a good job of putting up a fight despite being savage and missing their top players.
Offensively - 1st of all - Neel looks really sexy in those Argyle shorts. Just sayin. Also, thanks for slapping me in the neck during that 1 on 1 whiskey slap at MST. You’re supposed to slap the cheek! Anyways, just because this is sort of an “All Draft” team don’t assume they are bereft of talent. Plenty of solid throwers, along with some kids who can just run all over the place make this team deceptive. They will make the occasional bad decision, unfortunate drop, but nothing worse than other teams. Standard zones they will deal with fine, weird zones they may struggle against. I apologize that I don’t know the lady’s name who was tearing us up when we played them, but she was definitely helping keep them in the game.
Defensively - Not the fastest team in the world, height or burners will cause problems for them, but they will work hard on D. Unfortunately, teams who play smart (read: most teams besides LHT) will be able to throttle them if they have any speed. They did do one of the coolest things I’ve seen at league at the end of our game against them during MST. Picked the player from our team who they thought played the best or hurt them the most and gave him a beer served on Frisbee. Which he proceeded to chug, to the delight of both teams. Good job Jimmy! Good spirit Gasms!
Poor Boezi - No Maddy, Snow, Simpson, Carlsen, Rhoda, Brian, Rhoda, Kathryn, Reeves etc. One girl and one dude sub. On a rainy day. At least he and Osher are beasts on the field together. Too bad no one could put it to them and they had no one to put it to. Obviously this team showed they can be pretty scary if people actually show up like Saturday of MST, but if the top players aren’t there, they will have a long day.