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Jackets Will Be Aggressive and Physical This Season

By Gerald Lacey
Senior Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

LEESBURG – First year head coach Mark Oates is putting together his coaching philosophy in time for
the opening of Spring Football Practice on April 24th. Oates plans on his Jackets being aggressive and
physical in all three phases of the game. This upcoming season will see many changes including a
more balance attack on offense. The Jackets averaged only 10.2 points per game last season and
struggled to move the ball consistently after highly touted junior quarterback Wyatt Rector went down
with a season ending injury.

Oates will use the same approach that Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots use as far as giving
teams something different every week to game plan for to improve on last season’s scoring production.
“Schematically we will be very aggressive in all 3 phases of the game,” Oates said in an interview with
the Carver Heights Quarterback Club. “Our goal offensively is to be able to move the ball consistently by
running and passing. We will be able to do what we need to do to win the game. “ If it ain’t  broke , don’t
fix it” will be our mantra.

In like matter, Oates and his staff have their hands full will revamping a defense that allowed 34.6 points
a game last season. Defensively they will give opposing offenses multiple looks; together with, being an
aggressive and physical team that will look to dictate opposing offense’s tempo.

“Defensively we want to be aggressive and force offenses to play faster than they want to,” Oates said
when asked about his philosophy on defense. “We will make quarterbacks make quick decisions and
we plan to be very physical on all 3 levels of the defense.”

In the same fashion, a great emphasis will be placed on special teams play. Oates believes in his
special teams forcing turnovers and scoring points. “Our special teams will indeed be special. We will
not be afraid to be aggressive and we will look to score on special teams consistently.”

For the most part, Oates has the blueprint, drive, energy, passion and community support, to restore the
program back to its winning ways sooner than later.



This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com
Quarterback Wyatt Rector