It's a sports idiom used by critics since 1932. "What would we have done differently?" Win or lose every coach tries to break down their teams performance. In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback we tackle the Black Knights of RFA.
An 'o' and three start is far from the start that the RFA Black Knights imagined entering the 2011 season. Senior lineman Sonny Caruso explains why the Black Knights were off to a rocky start. "I think that we just had some mistakes that were immature that we didn't need to have, like turnovers and too many of them. Because we had a lot of opportunities to capitalize and we didn't capitalize on the opportunities that we should've."
RFA hosted Central Square Friday and the Red Hawks dominated the first half. Head coach Ted Swavely knows why his team wasn't performing that half. "We have to hold onto the ball, but then we came out a little more fired up, we actually held onto the ball, we ran the ball. We had 489 total yards of offense. With 489 yards of total offense you should be winning games not losing them." Given the Opportunity Coach, what would you have done differently in last weeks practice? "You know maybe a couple more ball handling drills in the week. Umm you know I think what we do soundly at practice is very good, I think what we do coaching wise is very good. The biggest thing is the kids understanding, taking those drills to the team part."
The Black Knights have four games to turn this season around and the first is the only non-league game against longtime rival Utica Proctor. "People have to understand this a big game for us, big rivalry game. They have to play their hearts out on that field. They have to know what they're doing every play"
The Black Knights have a tough road ahead playing Proctor, Liverpool and CBA but they are confident that second half against Central Square was they spark they needed to start a winning streak.