The Huddle:This is a long point...what strikes you about how these teams played it?
Andrew Fleming: Instead of forcing forehand and pushing the disc downwind, Sockeye forces backhand. The changeup works well in this case. Downwind forehand hucks have been difficult to complete, and this point shows that downwind backhands are even tougher. Bravo's tight, athletic defense forces multiple turns, and Sockeye's offense continues to attempt to work the disc methodically rather than put it deep. The strategy may work out, but Sockeye can't afford to keep giving offensive turnovers at this rate. It's only a matter of time before Bravo's deep game starts clicking again.
Mike Whitaker: The length of the point was largely the result of minor execution errors that led to unforced turnovers (with the one exception being Jolian's nasty layout D in the endzone). The tactical note to look for in this clip is that after the first turn, Bravo's D ends up with all of its cutters on the same side of the field as the disc and is being trapped to that backhand sideline. The cutters fail to adjust and clear to the downwind sideline, leaving no space upfield for cutters to work.