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What's up in our 1st quarters?

I know a lot has been said about how we start out games slowly on both offense and defense, and then come to life and play pretty well (defense at least) for the last 3 quarters. What I can't tell is who's responsibility that is. I can't diagnose play well enough to determine whether it's the coaches coming in with a poor game plan, but then adjusting well after getting kicked around for a bit. Or if the game plan is there, but the players aren't executing until they take some time to settle down.


I know this is a young inexperienced team, and that better days still lay ahead, but it baffles me how we can go into games against teams with vastly inferior talent, and need to warm up for 15 - 20 minutes of game time before turning it on. 

 

Can somebody with more knowledge about X's and O's fill me in? Are the coaches planning poorly for games and then just making great adjustments? Or are players not executing at first, and then are settling down later on? I know it's also the job of the coaches to prepare the players and teach them to execute, but you can lead a horse to water and still not make it drink.

 

I guess the latter would relieve me more since with more experience, players will feel more comfortable earlier on. But if this is on the coaches, then we've got some big problems. Maybe by the end of the season, we won't be having to play catchup after the first 15 minutes?

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