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RPI 2020 Off-season Overtime (Part II): The Hunt for Red October

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  • Ralph Baer
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    I am going to start the new thread soon? Any further suggestions for a title?
    At the moment I am torn between the following:
    RPI 2021-22: Picking Up Where We Left Off (25+years)
    RPI 2021-22: Suspended Momentum (Tbone)
    They have the same meaning.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    In honor of Jakob Lee and Nyle Boyce, today is 14 September 2021. There are 18 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.










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  • TucsonMike
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    Wow, 4 games in a row against Alaska-Fairbanks. I've been following this program since '89 and I can't remember ever playing the same team consecutively 4 times....

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  • fr. joe
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    I have a new assignment. I'm serving parishes in Ravena (s.e. Albany County) and Coxsackie (n.e. Greene County). Looking forward to the new season even if it means watching lots of RPItv (which has top-notch production values). Enjoy the fall!

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  • Ralph Baer
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    In honor of Ture Linden and Asiah Taylor-Walters, today is 13 September 2021. There are 19 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.










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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post

    You're right about the defense being really good. They've allowed only one touchdown in two games, and that came after the other team was gifted with a very short field after RPI's punter fumbled a snap and was tackled at his own 19 yard line.

    Believe it or not, George Marinopoulos has been RPI's regular starting quarterback since the sixth game of the 2017 season. When it comes to learning how to create time for himself, he's been kind of a slow learner.
    Waite: I think he could be very good. But because he is not the most mobile, he needs simply to find ways to create either a bit of space or certainly some time enough to find a second receiver. I make it sound easy but I know it is not. We are a rather small sized team, especially in the line up front.Some of the teams we will be playing are huge! Union and Hobart in particular have considerable size up front and quite a bit of experience. We have had virtually zero running success so far and that is quite different from the past years. We were always able to move the ball on the ground and this year we have had close to zero success. Either we find more trick plays or misdirection or will have to depend solely on passing. That being the case, the opposition will be firing off the line and bringing a linebacker or two on every play. We have one more game (WPI) to try some things before the real season begins. Here's hoping!!
    Just ruminating a bit since our hockey season is still a couple weeks away. Not trying to over anticipate anything but I think we have the chance for a very surprising and good hockey season. I like what we have on paper and just need to see a couple games on the ice to know if we are going anywhere. LGR!

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  • Ralph Baer
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    In honor of Henri Schreifels, today is 12 September 2021. There are 20 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.










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  • Waite21
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post

    Waite: A couple of observations. our defense is as good as any we have had in years. Our offense is pathetic but I sense there are things that can be done. Individually there is talent but our quarterback position needs to learn (quickly) how to create time for himself. He often is caught in the pocket far too long. he needs to learn to look off receivers and not look for his primary until he is ready to throw. He often seems not to be able to find his secondary or tertiary target and often will simply throw to this first choice whether there is double or even triple coverage. But mostly, he may need either to move out of the pocket to buy time or more easily - simply run and try to gain some yardage after the pass play seems busted. So often he has a clear field for gaining 5-10 yards on his own but just insists on trying to complete the pass. The running attack for 2 weeks has been non existent but we have backs who are quite capable if the proper run is selected and the quarterback can do a better job of misdirection. Just my opinion but we will need to do so much more if we are to have any hope against powerhouses like Union and Hobart.
    You're right about the defense being really good. They've allowed only one touchdown in two games, and that came after the other team was gifted with a very short field after RPI's punter fumbled a snap and was tackled at his own 19 yard line.

    Believe it or not, George Marinopoulos has been RPI's regular starting quarterback since the sixth game of the 2017 season. When it comes to learning how to create time for himself, he's been kind of a slow learner.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
    A win is a win and it's a heck of a lot more fun than losing.

    After watching the last drive, you have to wonder how RPI could be so efficient on offense in the final minutes of the game and so pathetic (to use Dr. D's word) in the first 55 minutes or so.
    Waite: A couple of observations. our defense is as good as any we have had in years. Our offense is pathetic but I sense there are things that can be done. Individually there is talent but our quarterback position needs to learn (quickly) how to create time for himself. He often is caught in the pocket far too long. he needs to learn to look off receivers and not look for his primary until he is ready to throw. He often seems not to be able to find his secondary or tertiary target and often will simply throw to this first choice whether there is double or even triple coverage. But mostly, he may need either to move out of the pocket to buy time or more easily - simply run and try to gain some yardage after the pass play seems busted. So often he has a clear field for gaining 5-10 yards on his own but just insists on trying to complete the pass. The running attack for 2 weeks has been non existent but we have backs who are quite capable if the proper run is selected and the quarterback can do a better job of misdirection. Just my opinion but we will need to do so much more if we are to have any hope against powerhouses like Union and Hobart.

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  • Waite21
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    A win is a win and it's a heck of a lot more fun than losing.

    After watching the last drive, you have to wonder how RPI could be so efficient on offense in the final minutes of the game and so pathetic (to use Dr. D's word) in the first 55 minutes or so.

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  • DrDemento
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    Final -RPI (even with a pathetic offense today) 14 and Stevenson 10. The Cardiac kids scored a TD with only 33 seconds left to win this one. That is two weeks in a row that we had last minute scores to win!! Meanwhile they needed a calculator to total up the point Union scored today.

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  • DrDemento
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    For the football fans - at halftime it is RPI 7 and Stevenson 3.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    In honor of Louie Helsen and Julia Blitz, today is 11 September 2021. There are 21 days (3 weeks) until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.










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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    I'm definitely planning to attend the West Point game among others...

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  • rpi82
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    For those that are willing to (or may have to) travel beyond the limits of the Capital District to see our boys, Army has tickets on sale for the January 2nd (a Sunday afternoon) game at Tate Rink. You can order tickets through www.goarmywestpoint.com.

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