1. What do you think was the biggest key to your success? Why were you able to win 2 titles in 3 years?
Good core of 5 or 6 players. We played better on Sunday because everyone was there and not playing 8 man which make our match ups better.
2. Is there something about your team that makes you unique?
I don’t think so other than 5 of us have been playing together for 10 years or more.
3. If you could give only one piece of advice to yourself when you were first starting the team, what would it be?
Don’t give the jerseys to the players collect them every game. Lol Chemistry is more important than talent. If you have chemistry you will attract talent. People want to play with teams that are good and get along.
4. What kind of offense and defense do you run and why?
Basic defenses but try to mix it up. Play zone when they think we are in man and vice versa. Basic defenses but do different things from the same look.
5. How did you do in the most recent tournament?
The start to this year’s tournament started off well with a big
win over the Nomads but was followed up with a disappointing loss to
D4. The loss to D4, who Blinco’s would ultimately meet in the finals,
seemed to motivate the Blinco’s squad. After going 2-1 on Saturday,
Sunday was set up for the 4 game run to the title.
First up for Blinco’s on Sunday were the Leathernecks. This game
was a hard fought, tough win for Blinco’s over an athletic Leathernecks
squad. The 5 man A champions, Juda were up next for Blinco’s. Juda
won the 5 man A title 30 minutes before they met D4 and then
Blinco’s. Juda was a little worn down and had some nagging injuries to
key players which proved too much to overcome. Blinco’s moved on to
the finals against D4 who beat the Blinco’s on Saturday.
Blinco’s returned the favor by defeating D4 on Sunday to set up
the “if” game or final game for the 5 man over 35 title. Blinco’s jumped
out to an early 2 TD lead in the final game on the running of
quarterback of Tim Kilpatrick and the play making skills of Leslie Epps,
Cornelius White and Jason Leon. Blinco’s held a 23-12 lead with clock
winding down. Kenny Harris, long time center and LB for Blinco’s,
sealed the game with a catch and then a key block on successive plays
for a game ending first down. Blinco’s and D4 both compete in the 5
man A division as well but both came up short this year in that division
with Blinco’s finishing 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively the last 3 years.