Tony DeMeo


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The NFL’s Annual Crapshoot

The NFL’s 2018 Draft is coming up on April 28th & Mel the Sniper Kiper & the rest of the so-called experts running around are spouting their useless & pointless opinions. I call it a crapshoot because there are as many busts as there are legit hits. Every “expert” said Russell Wilson was too short […]



The Key to a Successful System

I believe in having a “System” of offense. Whether it’s the Wing T, The Run & Shoot, The Flexbone, The Air Raid or of course The Triple Gun. Systems are always more effective than a goody bag full of non-related or loosely related plays. However systems can go bad if you are not careful. Here […]



Winning the Six Minute Games

Everybody has a system of Game-planning. Some coaches script the first 15 or 20 plays, some coaches like Paul Johnson wing it based on his experience. Coaches color code & highlighters became their life-blood. But how about time-management? Well of course everyone has their 2 minute drill ready or their 4 minute victory offense and […]



The Top Eight Bowls to Watch

There is no question that there is a glut of bowl games, so unless you are single & living life alone as a hermit with cable TV, you can’t watch them all. So I have some criteria to trim down the list: 1. Never watch a game where the head coach & his staff have […]



The Law of Balance

One of the most over-used misunderstood terms in college football is “Balance”. Other than “there’s the Wildcat” every time a quarterback runs the ball, the ESPN crowd love to talk about balance. To them, balance is throwing & running for the same yardage or equal attempts. But I think of balance in multi-dimensional views. Sun […]



Always Have a Second Half Surprise

The question of how to game plan or how to prepare your call sheet always comes up. Everyone has their own method and there no right or wrong way to do it. Bill Walsh & his West Coast disciples always script the first 20 to 25 plays. That certainly worked for Coach Walsh. Paul Johnson, […]



How Goliath Could Have Beat David

Everyone always talks about how the little shepherd boy slew the great giant Goliath. I’ve used this analogy over & over again. Anytime a plan for a big upset is being hatched, most of us think of ourselves as David. BUT what if you are Goliath? Everyone EXPECTS you to trounce your smaller foe, it […]



A Champion’s DNA

A player can be a great player but not a champion. How can that be? How can someone be a great player but not a champion? How can a player have record breaking statistics and yet not be a champion? What is that magic ingredient or special trait that allows a player to wear that […]



Welcome to “Snowflake” Football

The NCAA has just outlawed Two-a-Days in pre-season football practice & next they will probably outlaw any physical contact to complete the sissyfication of the last bastion of masculinity & toughness in American education: FOOTBALL. The NCAA does this all in the name of safety to eliminate debate because any coach that argues against these […]



Blueprint to a Dynasty

With the New England Patriot victory in Super Bowl LI, there has been a lot of talk about dynasties. There have been some great dynasties in all sports not just football. The Red Auerbach Boston Celtics was a great NBA dynasty. The NY Yankees had a couple of dynasties in the early 50s & the […]