Good point @Adrian Mills, and one I’ll take to heart. I’m having an ongoing dialog with myself about what most to focus on and in what order given the likelihood of a shortened pre-season (for us and opponents). Do I focus on defense 1st, to shut down under-practiced offenses, and then build O as I go, or visa versa? Focus on situations (as you suggest) or installing something disruptive and new (like Tagging Up)? Begin with lots of stretching and thoughtful conditioning to prevent injuries to players who’ve spent 9 months at their computers, or, to your thought, find controlled playing situations to train them up with?
Unfortunately, the very well-coached magnets on my board are yielding me few answers ?.