After the 39-8 victory over the Fulshear Chargers to secure the first district victory for the Sealy Tigers, offensive coordinator Chris Carruthers noted he did not think they played well at all.
“That was probably the worst week of offense overall,” Carruthers said. “We got bailed out on a couple big plays by a couple big players but that was pretty bad for us.”
“Pretty bad,” still translated to 386 yards of total offense and 39 points and although Coach Carruthers spoke with a smile at some points in the post-game interview, the words were not so happy.
“We didn’t take a step in the right direction offensively tonight…we survived it obviously, but we’ve got to be better,” he noted. “We gotta fight getting stagnant and getting comfortable.”
How does Carruthers plan on barring Sealy’s offense from being content?
“We’re going to stay after them, we’re going to coach them until we’re blue in the face and make sure that we don’t allow them to make the mistakes and that’s our job and that’s why we get paid,” he said simply.
However, he did have a feeling in his back pocket that their work wasn’t about to fall on deaf ears.
“I think it’ll be pretty easy because they know they didn’t have a good week and that it didn’t feel as good as it should have,” he said regarding the offense that went to break with their third 22-0 halftime-lead in only five chances.
But the coach knows that the problems don’t start on the field as they instead start up in the press box where Carruthers is seated, relaying the play-call to coaches on the sideline.
“Ultimately it falls on me being the head of the offense,” he started. “I gotta do a better job and that starts this weekend with the coaching staff taking a look at what we can do to make sure we’re getting better.”
And the Tigers won’t be improving just for themselves but for the overall goal that they have their eyes set on right now.
“Step two is we gotta have guys to not get complacent, we’re working for something bigger and Fulshear did a good job and we won that game but our goal is bigger than 1-0 in the district,” Carruthers said.
The pieces are all in the vicinity with Carruthers noting the plus quarterback, skill, and lineman-play through the first five games but not every piece is exactly in the right spot just yet. Luckily for the Black and Gold, there are still games to make improvements in order to be playing the best football toward the end of the season.