Sam Shade, the head coach of Pinson Valley, has a bit of defensive experience.
Shade helped Alabama win the national championship, was selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and participated in 10 professional football seasons.
Would he like to try to cover up the challenge of the Heisman Trophy recipient Devonta Smith?
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After leading the Indians to the state championship in December, Shade, the 6A coach of the Alabama Association of Sports Writers of the Year (Alabama) watched the Crimson Tide defeat Ohio State from the comfort of his home on Monday night. That did not diminish his respect for the achievements of his alma mater this year.
He said: “I think they did a good job all year round, especially when they played 10 regular-season SEC games and then defeated a very good Florida team. Some of their talents in different positions have brought them Here comes some game issues.” “Then enter the playoffs and win. I can’t praise them because I know what they are dealing with in terms of the COVID agreement, and there is no match for your head coach-it may be a regular season The biggest game against Auburn. I know they put a lot of effort into winning the championship.”
Alabama’s offense and Smith’s performance left him a particularly deep impression.
“He is a special player,” Shade said. “I thought (former Alabama offensive coordinator, now Texas head coach Steve) Sarkis, especially in the last few games, performed well. I know myself and some of my work People want to go to Tuscaloosa to chat with him. This is what you do in the off-season. But I told them I don’t think we will go to Austin. That’s a bit too far.”
Shade said while watching Smith that he did a great job.
He said: “If you try to put pressure on him, he does a good job of getting rid of the press.” “If you get rid of him, he will be an excellent runner, and his break time in and out is very good. When When you observe him, he has a good idea of what the defender is giving him-whether they are in the area or whether they are in some type of person below.
“He has done a good job in all these things and it is obvious that he is really good after catching the ball. When you are a punt returnee, you are definitely a person who is good at controlling the ball with your hands. He It’s really hard to stop, especially in the way coach Sarkisian moves him.”
Shade may be more interested in Alabama next season. His star player in Pinson this year, Mr. Football competitor Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry signed with Inspur in December and is currently in Tuscaloosa. McKinstry played for the Indians, but it is likely that he will find a home in a middle school in Alabama in the near future.
Hypothetically, if he had to cover up Smith, what would he do?
Thad joked: “He may have to stay a few more hickory seasons to cover six.” “Next Sunday next year there will be some players who will have trouble reporting Devonta. He is the one of you who really needs to play. It’s one of the people, and really used your skills as a player, giving you a chance to beat him one-on-one.”