I guess my biggest lament regarding coaching staff post mortem “blowouts” these past few years, is the on going narrative that the opponent had “to much length, to quick off the dribble to contain, to physical for us, or to high a motor, or we didn’t see that on film.”
Heaven forbid if they have the audacity to play D with the intensity to try and prevent us a catch so that we can’t initiate an offense. How could they?
Where’s the in game adjustments and any semblance of an offensive counter attack? Are we automatically paralyzed by good defensive efforts, to the point we’re reduced to chucking end of the shot clock threes in frustration?
Truth is we compete when our offense is allowed to run unmolested by opponents who are uncommitted on that end. Thank goodness there are enough of them remaining on our schedule.
If we are ever going to compete against teams that emphasis length, quicks, motor and physicality, aren’t we going to have to eventually recruit some other skill than shooting? Especially shooters who can’t create or need a wide window to get off a shot?
Its JB’s team, but why are we frequently reduced to these blowouts simply because the opponent is quicker, longer, and more intense than us. You are what you recruit to.
We’ll see how that changes going forward.