Joe Keegan

Chrome Offseason Recap

Joe Keegan takes a look at a busy 2019 offseason for Chrome LC and where the roster stands headed into the PLL Championship Series.

2020 Draft: Winners and Losers

2020 Draft: Winners and Losers By Joe Keegan | May 13, 2020 Winners: Will Manny and Marcus Holman Last summer Will Manny and Marcus Holman caught passes from the best feeder on the planet. This summer Manny and Holman will be catching passes from the two best feeders on the planet. Grant Ament (Penn State) […]

Why the Whipsnakes Punt on 4th Down

NFL teams are going for it on fourth-and-2 about twice as often as they did in 2008. It’s time for lacrosse coach’s to go in the opposite direction – and to bring out the punters on fourth down.

Pass Down Pick Downs

Fast breaks can take different shapes. There are uneven breaks: 4-on-3, 5-on-4, 5-on-3. Then there are even strength breaks: 4-on-4 and 5-on-5. Even strength breaks are perfect opportunities for pass down pick downs.

Jordan Wolf and Jordan MacIntosh’s Pick-and-Roll Chemistry

Jordan Wolf and Jordan MacIntosh’s Pick-and-Roll Chemistry By Joe Keegan | Apr 22, 2020 Jordan Wolf explodes from the endline to goal-line extended faster than any attackman on Earth. Even the quickest defenders struggle to contain him one-on-one. By that logic, picking for Wolf might seem unnecessary. It’s like giving a bicycle to a cheetah. […]

Joe Walters Popping to Space

Joe Walters Popping to Space By Joe Keegan | Apr 20, 2020 Think of an offense as a jazz ensemble. The dodging brass draws the crowd’s attention; off-ball drummers keep the team on the same tempo. Rushing or dragging that tempo by even the slightest beat can prevent a shot and lead to a turnover. […]

Whipsnakes’ Off-Ball Screens and Cuts

Whipsnakes’ Off-Ball Screens and Cuts By Joe Keegan | Apr 14, 2020 Every offense aims to maximize its catch-and-shoot chances. Moving the ball (and the goalie) gives the shooter an advantage. Across the league, six-on-six shooting percentage jumps 50.7% (from 21.6% when unassisted to 32.6% when assisted) when a pass is made. For the Whipsnakes, […]