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Title: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2014, 02:44:33 PM
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Team Information
City: Orlando, Florida
Conference: Eastern
Division: South
Team Owner: Matt Adores
Team Secretary:Darlene Abusah


Official Colors:

Yellow (#FFD100)
Green (#009639)

Team History:
Matt Adores used to be the number one ranked golfer in the world, but after a blow up with his now ex-wife, he has lost half of everything.  He moved from California to Orlando, FL to start over and decided to invest the last of his fortune into purchasing a football team.  The Orlando Stampede finished last in the east S1 and S2, but finally began to put it all together in S3 and S4.  In S3 the team finished 11-5 but still had to hit the road in the post season as a 3 seed. In a cold and icy game in St. Paul the Stampede scored the upset winning the game 21-16, but fell "just" short of another upset when they traveled to Alabama to face the 14-2 Nighthawks. Alabama won the conference championship game 42-35.  The Stampede built on the success however, going 10-6 in S4 and claiming the 2 seed getting the team their first home playoff game.  The New Jersey Dragons came to down and were quickly dispatched with a 28-14 win for the home team setting up a rematch with Alabama in the Conference championship game.  Unfortunately for the Stampede Bama and their MVP runningback Jose Mackey dominated the game winning 31-14.

Now the Stampede are looking to get over the hump and make it to an Impact Bowl.  With 3 time Pro Bowl QB Brian Owen (Career 16652 yards 122 TDs 62 INTs) at the helm the team needs to rebuild the offensive line and find an identity on defense with reigning Defensive POTY William Marquez hitting free agency.

Season 1: 6-10
Season 2: 4-12
Season 3: 11-5
Season 4: 10-6
Season 5: 4-12 [GM Gravedigger]
Season 6: 7-9 [GM Phoenix]
Season 7: 9-7 [GM Phoenix]
Season 8: 9-6-1 [GM Cory]
Season 9: 9-7 [GM Cory]


Playoff Appearances:
Season 3 (Conference Finals)
Season 4 (Conference Finals)
Season 7 (Conference Semis)
Season 8 (Conference Semis)





RETIRED NUMBERS:
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CB - Joel Fleming - 44
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2014, 03:10:33 PM
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Well hello there.  We here in Orlando are looking for a hot prospect GM who can really attract some good looking prospects.

I'm Matt Adores, Golfer turned Football owner.  I used to live in California, but after my ex-wife took half of everything, I was forced to start over.  So I'm wanting to turn a big profit here, I need a GM who can make me some money, but also keep my name respectable.  I want a good team that consistently performs well.



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Hello, I am Darlene Abusah, secretary for the Stampede.  All applicants must give us a resume and a short outline on what you would do to keep it hot here Florida.  Be ready to scrap for this job, we're a physical team!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 12:36:33 PM
GM TJ barges into the office dishelved and reeking of pina coladas. He is wearing what remains of the Big Whig costume.

WHEN IT COMES CRASHING DOWN AND IT HURTS INSIDE

BA-DA-DA-DANANANA

THAT FUCKING BITCH HARPO WILL BUY EVERYTHING. BECAUSESHESUCKSANDCOULDNTHIREGOODGMSTHATWERENAMEDGMTJ!!!!!

BA-DA-DA-DANANANANA

I GOT DIVISION RINGS! THAT BITCH HAD LOTS OF MONEY!

IF I HAD THAT MONEY, I WOULD GIVE TO CHARITY

IF I HAD THAT MONEY, ID PUT A HIT ON THAD MCCOY!

THAD MCCOY, YOU CAN GO DIE!

Ba-bow-bow-bonanananaaaaaaaa

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 12:41:27 PM
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What the fuck?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 12:42:56 PM
WHOA! This ain't the bathroooom. Who the hell are you? Where's the bathroooom? WHERE IS MISSSSSSSSY?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 12:54:45 PM
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Missy?  What?  The Bathroom's over there with the fucking sign, guy.

...This is the office of the Orlando Stampede, the football team.. jackass. What are you, drunk?  I should beat your ass, you know.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 03:55:52 PM
GO AHEAD TRY!! I'M GM TJ DAMMIT! BAD MISTAKES, I'VE MADE A FEW. IVE HAD MY SHARE OF SAND KICKED IN MY FACE, BUT I'VE COME THROUGH!!! BUT I NEED TO GO ON AND ON AND ON AND...ugh I'm gonna barf....

GM TJ "SPRINTS" TOWARDS THE BATHROOM MAKING IT IN TIME TO BLOW CHUCKS BEHIND THE DOOR. WATER RUNS AND HE COMES OUT COMPLETELY CLEANED UP, SUITED UP. PERFORMING THE CLASSIC "BOOT IT AND SUIT IT". HE RETURNS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE OFFICE PATTING HIS MOUTH WITH A HANDKERCHIEF 

Sorry about that. Did you say the Orlando Stampede of the Hiffle? Owned by the great Matt Adores? I believe during my post NBL depression binge, I heard something along the lines of a vacant GM spot for this fine organization. Allow me to properly introduce myself:

GM TJ, formerly of the Rhode Island Whigs of the National Baseball League. My knowledge of baseball is only second to that of football. Actually make that third, I make mean pina colada, I digress. I come from the great city of Philadelphia, which means I know tough football. Some of th toughest, roughest, and meanest sonuvabitches have played in that city. I look for that in a defense, offensively I like quick decisions, crisp routes, and O-linemen who can keep up with the fast pace.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 04:15:24 PM
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I thought you looked familiar.  GM TJ, welcome to Orlando.  What type of base defense do you prefer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 04:21:30 PM
Formation doesn't matter to me. Whatever formation fits the guys I find the best.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 04:24:20 PM
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So how would you decide on what coaching staff to bring in?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 04:28:21 PM
In any endeavor you find those who you know you have your back, I'd look to my friend Jimmy Eubanks, someone I trust and regardless of sport, I know will be honest. After that, I'm going through the history of this league and finding successful people to bring in. Myself I tend to go on gut instinct. First impressions make or break people in my book. If they don't feel right the moment talks begin, talks end.

From there knowledge, philosophy, personality all matter more to me than experience.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 04:34:18 PM
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That is a good point, but if I went off of my first impression of you, this conversion would be over.  I'm going to let you speak to Mr. Adores, maybe you can convince him.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 05:10:51 PM
Thank you, and hey, that just means you're more patient person than me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 05:56:39 PM
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GM TJ, nice to meet you, I'm Matt Adores...

MR. ADORES SHAKES GM TJ'S HAND AND THEN SNIFFS THE AIR

What smells like Vomit and coconut?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 06:05:33 PM
That'd be me Mr. Adores. Let me explain if you will. Earlier in the year, I attempted to run the Kansas City Bombers of the FHL, which looking at the team, wasn't a bad team, I just couldn't give them the attention they deserved, and it showed when Mr. Bombs'away let me go. I gave it my all to Rhode Island and when that....owner in New York literally bought herself a championship because the GMs she hired were second rate and couldn't compete with the likes of myself, GM Jon, and GM Metro, I went into some serious depression.

As we cleared out the office, I took the Big Whig costume, flew to Florida where I have been drinking nothing but pina coladas and coconut milk for the last month and a half now and I stumbled into your office, quite belligerently, and I must say your assistant, she handled herself the kind of way I'd like from my employee, so hopefully you think highly of her.

Sir, I'd like to join the staff here in Orlando. I'd like to say I'm done drinking for a good amount of time, but I've learned don't make a promise you don't intend on keeping.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 06:16:00 PM
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Ah yes, I was actually at the Montreal/Rhode Island game where the small ball destroyed your team, tragic times.  So what is your football philosophy and why should I bring you in?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 06:35:59 PM
Uptempo offense, more plays means more chances to score. Doesn't matter how long you can hold onto the ball if you can't score touchdowns. On defense, the easiest way to describe it is a gang mentality. Everyone get to the ball and get the ball out of their hands as fast as possible. I prefer a defense that compliments the offense. We want to have as many plays on offense as fast as we can and we want to limit their plays as fast as we can. Easier said than done, but done it can be.

As to why you should hire me, this team has lost to Alabama the last two seasons, I don't think you want a repeat of that. I plan on that not being the case this year. You got a QB on this roster, one I believe is ideal for the kind of offense I envision. You need an offensive line, I believe I can do that, it won't be easy as the offense I'd like to see if requires some endurance.

If I may Mr. Adores, is Marquez a free agent because he won the DPOY this year? Is he simply looking for a payday or are there other reasons he is leaving?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 08:24:19 PM
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He is still open to returning to The Stampede, he simply wanted to test the waters as a free agent.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 08:34:32 PM
Ok, I was intrigued by someone leaving a team on the up. Mr. Adores, one other question here, if I may. What kind of GM do you want?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 09:09:28 PM
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I'm not really sure, I didn't really want an GM, but the new commissioner requires we have one.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 09:13:51 PM
So what you're telling me is that at the first bit of trouble you'd drop me like a 15 foot putt?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 09:56:55 PM
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It is a possibility, depends on the image you've built for yourself at that time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 10:15:26 PM
Well Mr. Adores, I feel my image I've built for myself thus far is that of a good GM who proves that no matter the trouble, he and the organization can come out of it for the better.

We find ourselves with similar motives. I came close to winning a title in the NBL and you came close to knocking off the eventual champs. This organization has become the bitch of Alabama and despite getting the better of them when it mattered, people viewed me and the Whigs the bitch of the Zephyrs.

You want this team to take the next step and I want to be the one who helps this team achieve that, but I can't be looking over my shoulder to make sure your indifference to the GM position ruins that.

I've learned in Rhode Island that sometimes you can be your own worst enemy, sir, if you were as good of an owner as you were a golfer, you'd have found a way to win a title in the last four years. I believe the key to a title is standing in front of you.

I'll be just fine if you say no, and I'll find someone who wants me, currently, the best option for any team left without a GM, hell even some who do have GMs would drop them for me. That may come off as arrogant, but it's true. The issue here isn't whether or not I'll be fine with a no, the issue is whether or not you'll be.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 11:01:24 PM
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You know, I like your attitude. I'm willing to give you a chance to get your first sports championship TJ, what do you say?
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 27, 2014, 11:12:03 PM
Give me one second sir, I have to make a call.

GM TJ TAKES OUT HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE AND DIALS UP....SOMEONE

Jimmy, how's it going?.....Yeah, I wasn't doing so well......pina coladas....yeah, listen I got a question, on a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about Orlando?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Lucas on October 27, 2014, 11:34:27 PM
(Eddie walks past TJ who is on the phone)

I overhead a negotiation. I would like the opportunity to prove myself. I have no long list of great things I have done. I have no Ego, All I have is a passion for wining and I know you got to like that. And like everywhere I go, if I fail, you fire me and we move on. I have been under pressure before. My last boss Brother Vooddo can attest to that. I make rash moves but you don't win without taking risk. I was walking the green mile in New Orleans and I managed to make a come back with level headed deals that saved my job and gave us a chance to go into the next season before  the NBL folded with one of the best starting pitching rotations in the league. But that is me, let's talk about your team Mr. Adores. With Brian Owen at the Helm, we already have a leg up on the composition. I love a strong running game and I Love running the 3-4 and cover 2 defense with an array of exotic blitz packages. I believe in the run, the fire and ice approach. Thunder up the middle and lighting to the corners. Having Brian at Qb will already make our Running backs lethal as the Defense has to watch Brains arm. I am committed to building one of the best defenses this league ever seen. Mr. Adores, I have proven I do well under pressure at my last job. I have everything to gain because football is my life. It's all I have so you know I will be burring the midnight oil and making sure this team runs smoothly. And I would never put you on hold to talk on the phone. What you want comes before anything. To top it off, I grew up in Jersey City.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Lucas on October 27, 2014, 11:37:14 PM
....I don't know if that matters, but I grew up in Jersey City, but I currently have bought a house and now live in Tampa with my severance I received from the NBL. So I will be at your service always....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 11:51:54 PM

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GM Phoenix, I like what you've had to say.  What type of offense and defense would you look to run here in Orlando, and would you sign the reigning DPOTY to a big money deal, or let him walk?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 11:58:56 PM
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Teejay?!  You're alive?  How ya doin' buddy?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 12:06:27 AM
Doing good there Jimmy, look, I'd love to chat, we can do that in a bit, but I'm in Orlando right now, interviewing for teh vacant Orlando Stampede GM job, heard you're up for coaching football. I think a reunion of sorts is needed, but first I need to get the job here, or else where.

GM TJ SPEAKS A BIT LOUDER, AUDIBLE ENOUGH FOR THE ROOM TO HEAR

I'd love to take time and chat on the phone Jimmy but some jabroni is in here talking about comebacks and surviving like we didn't comeback, survive, and thrive in the NBL. I mean, what did we do? Comeback from worst to win the East and battle for the title in Season 1? Then came back from worst to win the East again? Shiiiiit, comebacks to save a job is nothing to us. Passion, psssh we got that.

GM TJ RETURNS TO HIS NORMAL VOICE

So Jimmy, how about we finish what we started huh?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 12:12:10 AM
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We aren't really allowed to talk deals yet Teejay, I hear some other people are interested in talking to me, might be time to go our own ways, ya know?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 12:14:05 AM
Fair enough Jimmy. You know how to reach me. Hey, go easy on the pina coladas, speaking from experiencing here. Adios Jimmy.

GM TJ HANGS UP THE PHONE

Mr. Adores, if the offer is still there, I accept.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 12:22:14 AM
THE DOOR IS CLOSED AND YOU HEAR GM PHOENIX AND MATT ADORES STILL TALKING, YOU REALIZE YOU TOOK TO LONG TO ACCEPT AND ARE NOW COMPETING AGAINST GM PHOENIX
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 12:24:32 AM
GM TJ BLINKS

I could walk out right now, because you know fuck this place it reeks of pina coladas and mediocrity

or

I can sit here, wait and shoot myself when they pick Eddie "Dead Money" Phoenix over me......

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Lucas on October 28, 2014, 12:39:41 AM
Well Mr. Adores, My defensive schemes fall squarely on if you allow me to spend the money to sign Marquez and or if he is worth. Now personally, depending on the type of Money he is asking for, I believe if you want to stay competitive, that money can be used wisely to fill other holes on the defensive line and corner back positions. I know how close you have come, and I know the sting of loosing 31-14 to Bama can't sit well with the fans or anyone affiliated with the Orlando Stampeed, I know we have to sure up that D-line so RB's don't come in here regardless of who they are and run all over us. That is why I believe if Marquez won't give us a home town discount we might be better off as a team using that money on free agents and the draft which I will make defense our number one priority. We already have the gunslinger in three time Pro Bowl Brian Owens on our side. With a Qb that good he can turn any above average WR into a star, and with the dual RB back system I intend to run, we can employ the Thunder and Lighting approach with a horse RB up the middle tiring out those linemen and then we switch it up with Lighting, them boys won't know what hit them. I believe Brian is the key to a great running game and that is why with the success this team has already had we can attract some very good solid offensive players to surround QB Brian Owens with while we rebuild and retool that D-line and Corner position.  Why, with the right pieces in place we can hold tight in a Nickel package defense mixed in with some outside blitzes. That is why I think the next time Bama is on that field with the Orlando Stampeed there will be a much different outcome, but that is only if I am steering this ship. Mr. Adores, I am here to win and make the tough decisions. And if it helps, I will save you the trouble, I'll be happy to take a one year deal to prove my worth in Orlando, I just need a chance, one thing I am good at is working fantastic under pressure.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Franchise on October 28, 2014, 12:40:19 AM
*knock* *knock* walks into the room

Hello Mr. Adores, I am interested in being your GM here in Orlando. Alabama basically laughed in my face and I want to make them pay when we crush them this season. I feel I am the best choice for this job because I'm extremely knowledgeable about football and follow the sport extensively which makes me a very underrated option. Think of it like the book Moneyball. Using analytics and stats based indicators to create a winning formula here in Orlando might be what the gets this team to get over the hump and win the Impact Bowl. Brian Owen can lead this team to a championship with the right players on the offensive line and signing Marquez to a long term deal. I want to create a foundation here and build on it. Look at what I've done in Chicago, Memphis, St. John's, and New Mexico in recent months. I stepped up to the plate and created good foundations for all of those teams that can be built on to make a winner. Like I said, I might not be the best option overall on paper but I'm a good option and very knowledgeable about the sport of football. I want to look for players with certain stat lines that I look for as far as being under the radar types of players and make this team into a winner. I like to run a Spread Offense but I think with Owen at the helm a Shotgun Offense might be a better option and I like to use a 4-3 defense with 40% blitzing. Using blitzing any more than that is risking disaster in my opinion. I also think field position and controlling the clock are essential for on field success. I look forward to talking with you some more. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 12:46:22 AM
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Gentlemen, since GM has taken his vomit stained suit of depression and walked away, it comes down to the two of you. 

List for me the most important players on the team, your top ten so to speak, and then tell me how you plan on keeping fans interested and filling the stadium, outside of winning games of course.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Franchise on October 28, 2014, 01:01:29 AM
My top ten is as follows

1. Quarterback
2-6. The offensive line (RG, LG, C, LT, RT) because a good offensive line is essential to having a strong offense whether it be a passing offense or a running offense.
7. Cornerback since pass defense is a key component for success.
8. Safety
9. Running Back
10. Linebacker

I plan on keeping fans interested by having promotions to keep them interested such as promoting rivalry games, promoting the team and its players in the local market, and basically just having a good, strong local marketing campaign to keep the fan base interested. Basically a hype machine so to speak. Good marketing and promotion will be the key to filling the seats and making you a lot of money which helps your bottom line, sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 01:29:13 AM
If it's not too late I'd like to throwy hat into the ring here. I don't know if moving to New York in the NBL had killed my reputation or not, but I'll try this anyway...,

If you want success, I sm your guy, not Franchise or Eddie. I'm not s jump through hoops guy, I just have playoff bound teams. I'm hungry to succeed more in playoff situations, and that can happen in Orlando,

Let's work together. You won't regret it.

GM Gravedigger
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 01:31:36 AM
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GM Gravedigger, List for me the most important players on the team, your top ten so to speak, and then tell me how you plan on keeping fans interested and filling the stadium, outside of winning games of course.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 01:34:11 AM
I'm sorry, but I won't jump through the same hoops as Eddie and Franchise.

If this is your list, I'm the guy. Simple as that. If that information isn't good enough then I guess we won't be working together, but it will be your loss to pick one of those two.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 01:35:24 AM
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Sorry, we're not interested in a GM who refused to answer simple questions.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 01:38:37 AM
Listing a top 10 without knowing the entire roster and who else is available is useless. It changes with the talent available. As for promotions, it's better to build them with a full team to do them around the team, not put together stock ones ahead of time.

These questions aren't the right ones to ask.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 01:43:31 AM
MASTER OF FTL AND THE BOOT IT AND SUIT IT, GM TJ RETURNS TO ORLANDO

HEY! ADORES! LISTEN HERE! I'M DRUNK! THAT'S NOT GOOD!! WHEN I'M DRUNK, I'M A TINGE RACIST!!! THAT'S THE WORST QUALITY OF ME, THAT AND THE FACT I CARRIED A PUKED COVERED MASCOT COSTUME FOR 6 WEEKS, CROSS COUNTRY MEANS I HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS LETTING GO OF MY FAILURES IN THE PAST!!!

GM TJ stops, stops yelling, stops flailing, stops breathing for a moment

Look here Matt, you need a GM, like it or not. You have your options between a stubborn piece of shit, an incompetent piece of shit, a murderous piece of shit, and a drunk piece of shit, only thing is, tomorrow, I'll be a regular piece of shit and a piece of shit that knows how to put together a team. You have a team with enough pieces to challenge Alabama, I'll bring the pieces to beat those backwoods son of a bitches in the next two years.

Franchise will build a great team, then blow it up with his actions, Eddie will start to build a team, cut whoever doesn't do good enough or is just a bit slow and cost you millions in dead money, and Digger will moop his way around here bringing down the mood here.

I walked out because I couldn't believe you entertained anyone else, but I have a hobo outside teh building telling me who is interviewing and I will not stand by and let my actions cause you to deal with....these fuckers.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 01:46:21 AM
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MATT ADORES STARES BLANKLY AND BLINKS SEVERAL TIMES AS HE LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM AT THE CAST OF CHARACTERS SURROUNDING HIM.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 01:48:03 AM
If you'd rather deal with that fucker I definately came to the wrong place...

I'm here to work, not stumble into the building drunk during my first impression. You're not hiring for spring break, you're hiting for the HIFL...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Franchise on October 28, 2014, 01:49:08 AM
*listens to GM TJ ranting*

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You need to learn to hold your liquor, buddy. Nice costume by the way. Are you going to be Pokemon who drank too much for Halloween?

Looks back at Matt Adores

Hey, don't look at me. I think these people are completely insane.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 01:52:32 AM
You're one to talk to Mopey McLimpdick. You came in here for an interview for this place and you refuse to answer the one question that Mr. Adores asked! How the fuck you convinced that bitch Harpo to hire you from Salt Lake is beyond me.

And you, Franchise, come up with better shit. I'm not dressing up as that for Halloween, I'm going as your dad 9 months before you were born.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Franchise on October 28, 2014, 01:56:09 AM
Hahaha you made a funny, big deal. You're also stinking up the place.

*starts to think and has an epiphany about TJ's costume*

Wait, I get it now. You're the vomit creature from Poltergeist 2. If so that's awesome. Continue reenacting the vomit scene from that movie for us all.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 01:56:23 AM
She begged me to join NYC. I had declined and she kept coming back...

As for the questions, I stated why I won't answer them as asked.

Now Franchise.... You got that part right, Drunky McAsshole.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 01:57:59 AM
You know what Franchise....

GM TJ burps

hold that thought.

GM TJ rushes to the bathroom
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Franchise on October 28, 2014, 01:58:14 AM
Digger, let's be real here. The only thing people are begging you to do is to stop the bad self-marketing.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: TyTy on October 28, 2014, 02:24:01 AM
*gm wright enters*

"Hello mr adores. I hope I am not too late but I wish to apply for this job as well. I understand that your an awfully busy man, I'd gladly schedule tee time so we can discuss this in a more quiet place if you desire.

Just a quick breakdown on what I'll strive for. Drama free, family friendly enviorment. I want to build an exciting team that consistantly wins. Image is important to me.

An aggressive, fast paced pressure play style with a lean slightly to rushing on offensive over passing.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 08:59:49 AM
Mr. Adores,

I'd love to debate all day long, but I've had enough...

I applied in Oakland due to nostalgia with the Oakland team in another league. I was beaten out in a close decision. It happens.

I tried Tombstone, my hometown. I jumped into the race too late and couldn't overtake their other applicant. It happens.

I tried New Jersey, but one of my comments about one person somehow turned into a generalization of foreigners. I have to admit this one pissed me off...

Now I'm here. I would have come earlier, but I thought TJ was taking the job. But at this time I'm drained. This process is over for me...

However, if you want to talk football (not top 10 lists but real questions about strategy and roster building) I am ready to talk, but I'm removing myself from this circus unless you want to talk shop.

If you are looking for a motivated General Manager, look no further. Each job that passed me by added a level of motivation that has made me hungrier to get a HIFL job than any other job I've had or tried to get. I'm ready to not only defeat every team that passed me but every other team as well. If you want a worker who will build your team into a winner, then we should have a serious discussion about football and this franchise.

I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you, away from the madness this has descended into...

GM Gravedigger.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Franchise on October 28, 2014, 09:50:01 AM
Okay this is becoming a circus. Do you want to make money and win a title or do you want this madness to continue? If you want to talk football let's talk football. This team needs an offensive line and the defense need an identity. This team can beat Alabama. Like I said Bama slammed the for in my face and I want to make them pay. Here is my best chance of doing that. So let's talk turkey and get this team ready to destroy Gomer Pyle and the Nighthawks this season. Digger is motivated but so am I. I'm motivated to prove everyone wrong and win a title. I think I can do that here and make you a lot of money in the process.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM TJ II on October 28, 2014, 10:08:56 AM
GM TJ EXITS THE BATHROOM HOURS LATER AND SEES THE INTERVIEW PROCESS IS CONTINUING

Holy shit that was a day. I shouldn't drink again for a while.

GM TJ SEES A BOTTLE OF LIQUOR ON THE TABLE

It's been awhile. Have fun guys.

GM TJ GRABS THE BOTTLE AND LEAVES
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 11:29:23 AM
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GM Gravedigger, your attitude about making the teams who turned you down pay showed me a spark, a fire that I was hoping to see.  You may have already rubbed me wrong from the start, but I think you give this team the best chance at success and stability.  I am intent on making money, so if you think you can make that happen, the job is yours...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 12:10:13 PM
Thank you, sir. I know my personality can be abrasive at times, so I'm glad you could look past that.

Let's win a bunch of games and make you some money...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE [HIRING]
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2014, 12:41:39 PM
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Darlene will get you all your team info shortly.  I've got tee time with the President in 30 minutes. 

Good luck GM Gravedigger.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 01:22:04 PM
Go low out there... gotta make those birdies.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 28, 2014, 11:25:45 PM
Is there anything you could tell me about the offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 29, 2014, 08:11:42 PM
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Here is the current roster, all contract years go into effect at the start of Season 5.


Woops, gave you an incomplete sheet there, this one has the PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 07:58:55 AM
Let's bring in John McFadden.

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Coach McFadden, we're looking to fill our coaching staff here in Orlando, and you are a top target for us.

Tell me about your past experiences, and your strengths as a coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 12:05:39 PM
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Ah well you know, I was a championship winning coach in my hay-day.  Got pretty famous for it too!  Lots of endorsements, which by the way... if you ever get athletes foot... tough actin' Tinactin knocks it out, BOOM!

But anyways, I inspire players to be their best, offense or defense.  I like to sit back and play good coverage and let the d-line do their work, but I also have a great ability to scout talent.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 12:14:06 PM
Sounds excellent. We would love to have you as our head coach.

How does a 3 year contract for 5 million sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
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I'm only looking for 2 years right now, I'm getting too old for this stressful job.   Make it 2 years and 5.5 and you got a deal!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 12:39:49 PM
Deal. Welcome to Orlando.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 12:46:09 PM
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Let's go win a championship.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 04:28:49 PM
Absolutely, coach.

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Let's talk to Harry Bryce.

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Coach Bryce, we're looking for an offensive coordinator here in Orlando. Where did you get your previous experience, and what style of play do you prefer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:45:15 PM
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Hi! You've reached the voicemail of Harry Bryce, Offensive Coordinator of the Long Beach Mermen, sorry I can't take your call right now, but if you leave your name, number, and a brief message I'll be happy to return your call, unless this is about a coaching job, in which case you are the 9th or 10th person to ask since I took the job in Long Beach...


Thanks, bye.



BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 04:50:33 PM
Gravedigger looks again through the paperwork submitted to the league...

I really need to work on this reading thing....

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Let's talk to Mississippi Slinger

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Coach Slinger, we are looking to hire an offensive coordinator here in Orlando. I see that you'd be a rookie coach, but what is your background in football, and what style of offense do you prefer to play?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:59:14 PM
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22 years as a pro QB, some say I'm one of the best of all time... I retired a few years ago, but went back, just couldn't stay away. I'm a passer man, I believe in slingin' the ball around, I like a 30/70 run-pass split myself.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 05:00:55 PM
We have a great QB here in Brian Owen. Do you think he would fit your type of offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 05:04:47 PM
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He's one of the best in the game right now, I don't see how he doesn't fit my scheme.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 05:07:00 PM
Sounds good, Coach. I have a few more interviews to conduct, but you are high on our list.

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Let's talk to Shaun Saint.

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Coach Saint, we're looking for an offensive coordinator in Orlando, and hopefully I'm not calling a coach who's already been hired....

Where did you get your coaching experience, and what kind of offense do you like to run?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 05:10:44 PM
Still can't read....

Cancel that call.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 05:13:07 PM
Let's talk to Wade Thomas.

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Coach Thomas, we're hiring an offensive coordinator here in Orlando.

What is your previous experience, and what style of play do you like to use?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 05:20:42 PM
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I'm a former backup player, never got a shot to be a starter. I work with receivers a little, because I used to be one. I like a balanced mix of run and pass..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 05:22:41 PM
Where did you get your two years of coaching experience?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 09:33:57 PM
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I went back to my Alma Mater and coached there at Davidson..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 09:57:03 PM
Thank you for your time.

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Let's talk to Mississippi Slinger again.

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Coach Slinger, I'd like to offer you the offensive coordinator position. Because this is your first coaching job, we will offer a 2 year deal for 2 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 10:04:24 PM
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 10:14:09 PM
Welcome to Orlando, coach,
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 11:15:01 PM
Let's talk to Roman Beast.

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Coach Beast, we're looking for a defensive coordinator here in Orlando. What is your background in football, and what style of defense do you like to use?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 11:34:20 PM
Lincoln Pride sign Roman Beast as their Defensive Coordinator for two years at $3million.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 11:43:45 PM
GM Gravedigger orders Hooked on Phonics online so he can read the league news....

Let's call Marion Ridley....

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Coach Ridley, if you're not already hired by someone else....

We're looking for a defensive coordinator here in Orlando. What is your background in football, and what style of defense do you prefer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 11:52:45 PM
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I've actually agreed in principal to a deal with Tombstone, but they haven't finalized the paperwork yet.
They offered me 3 for 3...

 My first 8 years in football were in Canada, but I was good there... I came to HIFL in Season 1 and was drafted in the 6th round of expansion by DC. 16 game starter in that year, I had 69 tackles 3 sacks 4 INTs 11 pass break ups and 1 Touchdown.  After that season, I just didn't feel like I had the speed to play anymore, so I retired and moved back to Utah to coach at Southern Utah, been there ever since..


I've actually worked in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes in the past, I believe my style works in any set..


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 30, 2014, 11:56:35 PM
Do you like to use a lot of blitzes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 31, 2014, 12:02:00 AM
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More of a coverage guy, but I can alter my game plan to fit a team's needs.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 31, 2014, 12:04:49 AM
Because you are potentially under contract, I will not offer you a deal at this time. I am quite interested, but I'm not looking to step on anyone's toes at this time.

If things don't work out we might be giving you a call, coach.

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Let's talk to Atreyu Seau

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Coach, we're looking for a defensive coordinator in Orlando. Tell me about your football background and your coaching style...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 31, 2014, 12:53:17 AM
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*PLEASE HOLD, THE PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO CALL IS ON ANOTHER LINE AT THIS TIME*
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 31, 2014, 11:13:33 AM
Gravedigger thinks about Pink Floyd and channels "The Wall"...

Is there anybody out there... To coach our defense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 31, 2014, 11:33:49 AM
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Sir, the only remaining free agent defensive coaches are Styles, Peace, Thought, Swope, and Holyfield...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 31, 2014, 12:22:47 PM
Thank you for the information, Darlene.

Let's get Coach Styles on the line.

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Coach Styles, we're looking for a defensive coordinator here in Orlando.

Tell me about your history in football and your coaching style.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 31, 2014, 01:27:04 PM
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Back in Season 1 I was drafted in the 18th round of expansion.  I was the starting SS for Orlando for Season 1. I played all 16 games, made 50 tackles and had 1 sack and 1 INT for a TD... The next season I was cut, signed by Lincoln and cut again before the season started... never played again.  Been coaching as a coordinator for Siena ever since. I run a 4-3 that plays conservative coverage instead of blitzing.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on October 31, 2014, 05:05:55 PM
I think you're a good fit with Coach McFadden, but I have a few more calls to make. You're at the top of the list right now, coach.

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Let's call Coach Thought.

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Coach, we're looking for a defensive coordinator here in Orlando. Tell me about your history in football and your coaching style.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 02, 2014, 02:33:37 AM
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Well, I coached defense for 15 years for 8 different teams in college and the pros. I've had my ups and downs, but I coach a 4-3 system that blitz's less than 50% of the time. I am a big believer in Linebackers who can intercept the QB during zone coverage.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 02, 2014, 12:23:33 PM
I have a good feeling about you, Coach Thought. I'd like to offer you the job.

How's a 3 year, 3 million deal sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 02, 2014, 02:15:40 PM
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You got a deal.






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GM Gravedigger, Mr. Adores has asked me to inform you that we have a $10MM budget for scouting this off-season, this is all covered by him and will not affect our budget for the rest of the season.  Please remember this scouting money is for both the college draft and free agents, plan wisely.  If you need a refresher on how much scouting costs, it is on page 9 of your GM handbook... http://espnsportssims.net/index.php?topic=1155.msg28962#msg28962

Please be advised, scouting trips are unavailable due to the college season being over.

We are required to attend the combine before we can do any interviews or workouts after the combine, if you have any questions please feel free to ask, I'll be at my desk.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2014, 05:34:01 PM
YOUR COACHING STAFF STANDS BY IN ANTICIPATION OF THE DRAFT.  THEY FEEL WORRIED WHEN THEY SEE YOUR DRAFT BOARD IS COMPLETELY EMPTY
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 03, 2014, 05:36:23 PM
GM Gravedigger knows the board is currently empty, yet is working on it as we speak...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 12:24:42 AM
Let's talk to Coach McFadden.

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Coach, we don't pick for a while... Any thoughts on position to draft in the second round?

Also, what do you think of our new running back?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 12:32:17 AM
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Not a fan of trading a first round pick for a running back when we already had a good one, but I'll reserve judgement until I see what you plan to do with him...

We need Corners and tackles, I'd go for a good one early.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 12:40:16 AM
Agree on draft strategy.

As for Benjamin, not only is he talented, but he's young, and should be good in the passing game. I could see him getting 1000 yards on the ground and over 500 through the air.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 12:47:05 AM
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So are we benching Amos?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 12:48:22 AM
There could be a role for him as well, but I see Benjamin as the #1 guy.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 12:54:36 AM
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Well, alright.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 12:57:02 AM
You see Amos as the better player? He's 31, and older backs don't usually do as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 01:03:38 AM
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You're the boss.

I'm just saying a guy who reached the pro bowl last year and has started every single game at RB for this franchise might have an issue taking a seat on the bench. Not to mention the fans and the rest of the team.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 01:05:03 AM
Ok, coach. I'll look into it.

Do you happen to know his numbers from last year?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 01:12:11 AM
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227 carries, 998 yards,  9 TDs
16 catches, 284 receiving yards

Benjamin had 121 carries, 463 yards, and 2 TDs
27 catches, 356 yards and 1 TD.
4 Kick Returns for 45 yards.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 11:58:29 AM
If we use Amos as the feature back, what do you think of playing Benjamin on some plays out in the slot? He seems like a decent receiver, and could be a playmaker out there...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 12:01:05 PM
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That makes more sense to me, I like Benjamin in the slot more than I do Rousseau or Mickens.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 12:13:26 PM
That could be the way to go for the most part, and maybe we get him 5-10 carries a game as our #2. I really think he could be a weapon for us, coach. We just need to figure out where...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 12:20:45 PM
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We could look at going with a backfield by committee with Amos as the "#1" and also line Benjamin in the slot, giving them both plenty of touches.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 05:39:50 PM
That's why we wanted you as our coach. You know how to best utilize our talent.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 06:26:48 PM
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I think it's a good strategy, I just didn't want to have Amos wanting a trade, he's a local fan favorite.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 06:34:43 PM
Understood. I'm still learning about the team.

How do you feel about Coach Slinger's offensive strategy? He likes to throw 70% of the time, but I'm thinking 60-65 is a better number to keep balanced a little better.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 06:42:07 PM
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65 seems a good compromise to me, we have the players to run that offense.  I like it, it's got a lot of pop, BOOM!

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 06:46:02 PM
I have no issue with a passing offense. I love to watch teams air it out.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 09:03:34 PM
Do you think the draft board is set up correctly? Do we have the right guy at the top?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 09:27:27 PM
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I think I'd move 9 above 6, and both of them above 4.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 04, 2014, 09:28:21 PM
Ok coach.

#1 the right guy?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 09:32:25 PM
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I think so, out of who we've looked at.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 05, 2014, 10:42:49 PM
Let's get the representation for Everett Conti on the line...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 05, 2014, 10:57:43 PM
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Hello.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 05, 2014, 11:01:13 PM
Drew, how are you doing? Wish we were still talking baseball, but I think the HIFL will be just as good as the NBL....

Let's talk a deal for Everett. I'd like to do a 4 year, 3.5 million deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 05, 2014, 11:06:20 PM
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I'm doing pretty well, and we'll take that deal.  Good doing business with you again.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 05, 2014, 11:07:05 PM
And you as well, Drew. I'll see you around.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 06, 2014, 12:39:20 AM
Let's talk to Everett Conti.

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Everett, welcome to Orlando. We're glad to have you here, and think you'll be a vital member of our offensive line.

Is there anything you'd like to talk about concerning your transition to Orlando from college?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2014, 12:51:30 AM
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I'm cool man. Just need to know when we have to start working out.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 06, 2014, 12:54:26 AM
Team workouts will start the first day of training camp, but we'd like it if you came to camp in shape.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2014, 01:06:40 AM
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Bah, ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 06, 2014, 01:10:38 AM
In the end I only ask that you are ready to play once the season starts. Would we prefer to work on technique and not endurance at camp? Yes, but we'll do what we have to do to help you be your best. As long as you work hard when you're at the team facility, we'll get along just fine Everett.

Enjoy the rest of the offseason, and congratulations on your first pro contract.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2014, 01:12:03 AM
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Glad to be a pro. See ya at camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 06, 2014, 01:12:24 AM
See you then.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 06, 2014, 07:02:49 PM
Let's talk to Coach McFadden.

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Coach, we've talked quite a bit about our offense, but not much about defense.

Tell me a bit about our guys on D and what you think of them.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2014, 10:03:42 PM
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Barclay is our stopper in the middle, he's a tackling machine. Small is a great linebacker too.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 09, 2014, 04:05:21 PM
Let's talk to the representation for Harold Womack.

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Let's get this deal done. How about 2 years, 2 million?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 10, 2014, 09:02:24 AM
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The name is Deion Hester, and you got a deal, homie.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 10, 2014, 10:31:07 AM
Pleasure doing business with you Deion.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 12, 2014, 11:20:29 PM
Let's talk to the representation for T Deon Wentworth.

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Let's get this going. What are you guys looking for?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 12, 2014, 11:53:10 PM
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1 year 500K playa'
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 12, 2014, 11:54:23 PM
Ok Deion. You have a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 13, 2014, 12:02:45 AM
Let's bring in Deon Wentworth.

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Deon, welcome to Orlando.

I've been talking with Coach McFadden, and we think you would fit best as a guard on our line. What do you think of moving inside from tackle?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2014, 12:19:09 AM
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Fine with me boss, anything I can do to help.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 13, 2014, 12:29:16 AM
Excellent. We think you'll be a great asset for our team.

See you in camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 14, 2014, 11:49:41 PM
Let's talk to Dave Loyd's representation.

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Contract for Dave... let's do this. What are you thinking?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 15, 2014, 12:11:56 AM
Sorry, a mistake was made on my part. Never mind.

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Let's get the representation for Harry Ham on the line...

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Let's do a contract for Harry. What are you guys thinking?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2014, 10:11:34 AM


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Hello GM Gravedigger, I am Haley, special assistant to Commissioner Wilkinson. 

I have been tasked with informing you of your violations during the draft. Due to neither you or GM Metro sending the finalized paperwork to the league office, your trade we saw rumors of on ESPN was never made official, therefor your selection at the 9th pick in the 6th round is officially drafting out of turn.  Here is what the league has decided due to this error.

- Your drafting of an already drafted player resulted in the forfeiture of the 10th pick in the round.
- Your return to the podium to draft another player is seen as using your 7th round pick out of turn, therefor you also forfeit that pick and will be required to pay a fine to the league office.  As a first and second time offender in the same 30 second span, you will also be required to pay two 500K fines which equal 1MM dollars total. Please fax the paperwork to the league office immediately, and be aware that future violations are subject to larger fines, and please remember to send any and all deals and trades to the league office, or they are not official..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2014, 03:15:50 PM
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My client Mr. Carr tells me you're offering him a 1 year deal with a raise and PR to make up for your blunder... please send it to the league office before we commit to playing for you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 16, 2014, 04:26:26 PM
It will be done shortly, Mr. Crain.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 16, 2014, 05:06:21 PM
Done James. Ernest has his new deal.

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Let's talk to the representation for Harry Ham.

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Let's get Harry signed. What are you guys looking for?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2014, 10:37:39 PM
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We are looking for 2 years and 1.5MM, despite the draft position, we know our value.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 16, 2014, 10:51:30 PM
That works for us, Drew. I like that you guys want a multi year deal.

I'll send the paperwork to the league. Can't forget again...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2014, 11:01:42 PM
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Excellent.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 18, 2014, 11:40:28 PM
Let's talk to the representation for Billy Zepeda.

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Let's do a deal for Billy. What is the offer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 19, 2014, 08:16:54 AM
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1 and 500K for both him and Lawson, let's do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 19, 2014, 12:03:11 PM
Sounds good. Deal on both.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 19, 2014, 11:34:34 PM
Darlene, can you give me our breakdown going into free agency? I believe we have six spots to fill, but I am unsure of the cap space we have left.

As much information as you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 19, 2014, 11:53:55 PM
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I have us with 5 open roster spots while we need a FB, TE, DT, DE, and 2 CBs.  We have 9.75MM in salary and 6.5MM in PR/Misc budget.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 19, 2014, 11:55:07 PM
Ok. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 21, 2014, 01:21:20 AM
Can we get Anthony Campanelli on the line?

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Hello, Anthony. As you probably remember from NBL, I'm not really a beat around the bush guy, so I'm going to get right to it.

We are going to use the Amnesty Clause on Jim Curran. We have a glut of offensive line at the time, and to be honest he wouldn't get much playing time on this team. This is not a personal decision. It is about football and business. I hope you don't take it personally, either. I would never intentionally offend an agent by releasing their client. I wish Jim the best, and hope he finds another team on which to play.

I look forward to signing your clients to this franchise down the line, as well as working with your clients that are currently on our roster.

Thank you for listening to what I had to say, and good luck with your clients during the free agency phase.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2014, 06:24:21 PM
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...Alright, we see how it is.  Forgettaboutit.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 21, 2014, 07:14:01 PM
Darlene, can I get an updated report on cap space and roster spots heading into free agency?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2014, 11:50:12 PM
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We need 1 FB, 1 TE, 2 CBs 1 DT and 1 DE and we have 5 open roster spots with 13.5MM in salary and 6.5MM in PR remaining.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 22, 2014, 05:00:01 PM
Thank you for the update.

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Let's get Amber Molina on the line.

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Ms. Molina, as you know, football is not only a game but a business as well. I say this because we are making a business decision pertaining to your client, Timothy Sloan. We have decided to release him from his contract.

This is in no way a personal reflection of Timothy or you as his agent. We have a high number of offensive linemen on our roster, and Timothy happens to be one of the odd men out.

We wish him the very best in free agency, and hope that this won't affect your relationship, along with your clients, with this franchise.

Thank you for listening, and good luck in free agency with your clients.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 23, 2014, 12:21:50 PM
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Well ok then...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 27, 2014, 11:30:55 AM
Let's talk to Steve Rosenhaus.

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Steve, any thoughts on the offer we sent for Joseph Mullins?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2014, 11:56:02 PM
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Its me, but yeah we thought about the offer and we're happy to accept.

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 27, 2014, 11:59:46 PM
Fantastic. We'll draw up the paperwork for the league.

Good going business with you again, David.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 28, 2014, 12:03:09 AM
Let's call Jay C.

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Jay, our contract offer for William Marquez was sent to the wrong office due to a league clerical error. I trust the paperwork was sent your way.

Do you guys have any thoughts on our offer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2014, 12:07:32 AM
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Diggz, it's all good, the league fixed their mistake. We're sittin' here talkin' bout what deal we' gonna take.  We'll hit you when we know, or you'll see it in the press, but either way you know you have all of our best.

Lata' playa'
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 28, 2014, 12:10:56 AM
Thanks, Jay. I've liked you since day one of the NBL.

I appreciate our offer being considered.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 28, 2014, 12:37:48 AM
Let's talk to Anthony Campanelli.

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Anthony, we are interested in your client, Donald McClintock. We were going to send you an offer, but I decided to let you guys let us know what you're looking for

How many years and how many dollars would Donald like?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2014, 01:57:58 AM
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Since I get to pick the terms, lets go 10MM over 2 years.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 29, 2014, 09:52:05 AM
Well played, Anthony. I walked right into that one. I'm used to leagues where agents do set terms in some negotiations. I'll have to adjust to the way this league works. Now I'll do what I should have in the first place and make an offer.

We'd lije to give Donald a 2 year, 3 million deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2014, 11:04:01 AM
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Fugettaboutit!  We're signed.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 29, 2014, 11:40:55 AM
Excellent. Have a nice day, Anthony.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 29, 2014, 03:35:17 PM
Let's talk to Bobby Shapiro.

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Bobby, it's taken us a while to make this call, but we're finally formally showing our interest in your client, Carl Thigpen. I know he'd prefer a west coast team, but Orlando is primed to make an Impact Bowl run, which should be enticing to Carl. Our offense is stacked. We have a great QB with a great receiving corps to throw to, WRs and our TE, and a very good stable of running backs who will not only run but catch as well.

Defensively we've signed two quality corners, and we'd love Carl to come in and be the quarterback of our secondary. Not only that, but Carl has the leadership qualities to be the quarterback of our entire defense, helping us get past Alabama and finally ascend to the top of the HIFL. Carl could show Alabama how truly important he was to their team by helping defeat them in the playoffs and getting another team a ring...

I hope Carl seriously considers our team. We are close, and Carl could be one of the pieces that put us over that edge and bring us to greatness.

We are offering a 3 year, 6 million deal with 1.5 PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2014, 12:19:45 PM
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Sorry, we decided on Vegas.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 30, 2014, 03:36:30 PM
Understood, Bobby. Thank you for taking the time to let us know personally. That kind of gesture is a sign of a true professional.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on November 30, 2014, 11:07:54 PM
Time to move on. Let's talk to James T Crain.

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Mr. Crain, we're interested in your client, FB Steve Robinson, and league office paperwork don't show him as signed. We would like to offer a 2 year deal for 1 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2014, 11:02:04 PM
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That... is...

...a deal!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 01, 2014, 11:08:40 PM
Excellent, James. The paperwork is in.

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Let's talk to Deion Hester.

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Deion, we are looking to sign a tight end, and we'd like it to be your client, Gaylord Jones. How does a 1 year, 1 million deal sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2014, 11:10:39 PM
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Yeah man, we'll sign for a year and a mil
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 01, 2014, 11:12:06 PM
Great.

Is it just me or are you looking a little pale tonight, Deion? Are you feeling ok?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2014, 11:14:53 PM
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Too many white women man, my bad, my bad.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 01, 2014, 11:18:44 PM
Bitches be crazy, Deion....

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Darlene, can I get an update on roster spots and cap space? I have us with 2 spots and 2 million. Is that correct?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2014, 11:31:10 PM
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2 roster spots open, 3MM in salary and 6.5MM in PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 01, 2014, 11:36:30 PM
Thank you for fixing my math mistake, Darlene. That extra million could be important.

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Let's talk to Bobby Shapiro.

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Bobby, we need a DT here in Orlando, and we'd like to sign Shawn Galindo.

How does 2 years, 1 million sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2014, 11:41:07 PM
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Done deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 01, 2014, 11:42:31 PM
Very good. Another smooth negotiation, Bobby.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 01, 2014, 11:50:12 PM
Let's talk to Eli Harris.

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Eli, we need to finish off our roster with a DE. We'd like to sign Christopher Chandler. How does a 2 year, 1 million offer sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 02, 2014, 10:53:50 PM
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We're looking for 2.75MM for a one year deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 02, 2014, 11:16:05 PM
Ok, Eli. It will put us over the cap for now, but we can make it work. You have a deal.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 02, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
Let's talk to Steve Rosenhaus.

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Steve, as you probably know by now, sometimes business decisions have to be made in the world of professional sports. We were in need of cap relief, so we have released your client, Francis Bryant.

I hope you don't feel personally offended. It was strictly a business decision. We have no issue with you or any of your clients, and I plan on having an excellent working relationship with the remainder of your clients that are currently signed to our team.

Again, I apologize for any problems this decision may cause. We hope to work with you again in the future, and wish you the best with your clients for the remainder of the free agency period.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 02, 2014, 11:32:17 PM
STEVE GRUMBLES THAT HE UNDERSTANDS
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 02, 2014, 11:34:55 PM
Thank you, Steve. We appreciate your professionalism.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 03, 2014, 12:54:40 AM
Let's talk to David Ames.

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David, your client, Joseph Dobbins, is only signed for one more season here in Orlando, and we'd like to sign him beyond the one year. Do you guys have a contract figure you'd like to propose, or should I give you an offer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2014, 12:38:06 AM
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We will let you make the first move.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 07, 2014, 03:10:36 PM
Ok, Eli. We'd love to do a 3 year extension for 7 million. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2014, 11:53:28 AM
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ELI HANGS UP, INSULTED BY YOUR OFFER. HE HOPES YOU REALIZE THAT ASKING A PLAYER TO TAKE OVER A MILLION DOLLAR PAY CUT WITH NO REPUTATION TO BACK YOUR STAND IS A BAD, BAD MOVE.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 08, 2014, 12:37:02 PM
Let's get Eli back on the phone.

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Eli, I apologize if you were offended, but I am not looking for Joseph to take a pay cut. I am looking to sign him to an extension that goes into effect starting season 6. He's signed for 8.25 and 1 PR for this year and we are 100% paying that figure, no less.

If Joseph wants to be paid more for season 6 and beyond, let us know. I don't think an initial offer that you may not love is a reason to completely end negotiations.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2014, 12:52:10 PM
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So you want him to take a paycut AFTER this year... my mistake, there is such a big difference there. 

I may not have told you, but I've told others.  I don't do a lot of back and forth, you give your offer and we may give you our counter, or we say yes, or we say no.

We want a raise, not a pay cut.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 08, 2014, 12:56:49 PM
That's all I needed to hear, Eli. You'll do what's best for your client, and I have to try to keep as much cap space as possible. We will offer Joseph a raise.

How's 3 years at 9 million?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2014, 01:17:25 PM
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Not bad, but not good enough for us to sign right now.  We can come back to the table later in the season.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 08, 2014, 04:44:54 PM
Ok, Eli. Just remember we want to get this done.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 08, 2014, 11:18:13 PM
Let's talk to Bobby Shapiro.

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Bobby, your client, Armand Block, has one year left on his contract. Would he be interested in a contract extension?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 11:31:36 AM
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Hmmm, well it depends on what you are offering, big fella.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 12:54:34 PM
How about this:

Starting season 6, we give Armand a 2 year, 7 million contract with 1 million PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 12:57:37 PM
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...meh, we'll consider it, but I think we could do better if we go to the open market.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 01:02:51 PM
What number would get you to sign now?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 01:12:02 PM
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Considering most see us as the best TE in the game and a sorry TE like Emmanuel Dumas is now making 7.5MM, we'd want 9MM to sign today.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 01:13:05 PM
Would you take 8? It would make him top paid.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 01:14:29 PM
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No, that's ok. We're done here...

In fact, we want 8 NOW, or we will not report to training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 07:02:23 PM
Bobby, as you know a trade was made. Believe it or not, I do wish Armand good luck in Long Beach.

Another aspect of this deal is that we acquired another one of your clients, Jeffrey Zhang.

As a sign of good faith for future business between us, and to show that there's no hard feelings from our side from the Armand negotiation, I'd like to bump Jeffrey's salary up to 2.5 million for this season. Is that acceptable?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 07:36:51 PM
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OK.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 08:16:37 PM
I appreciate this, Bobby. Have a good day.

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Let's talk to Mike Maker.

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Mike, due to the fact that I went over the roster limit, we had to release a player. It happened to be your client, Johnathan Mickens. I meant no offense, and wish Johnathan good luck in his future endeavors.

Good luck with Johnathan and the rest of your clients, Mike.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 09:40:54 PM
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You're an idiot. Goodbye.



MIKE MAKER AND GM GRAVEDIGGER'S RELATIONSHIP HAS GONE SOUTH... DEEP SOUTH.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 09:48:57 PM
You're right, Mike. I made a mistake.

Let me sign one of your clients to make up for it, even if just a little...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 09:56:26 PM
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You don't have the money to sign my worst client.  You ass.


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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 11:09:39 PM
That went well.....

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Let's get Scott Forrest on the line.

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Mr. Forrest, we'd like to add Jerry Schulze to our team. We have 1.75 million to offer, and we will offer that number for 1 year. Are you interested?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 11:15:52 PM
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 09, 2014, 11:18:11 PM
Sounds good, Scott. Have a good night.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 11, 2014, 02:54:11 PM
Darlene, can you give me the numbers on anyone who returned kickoffs and punts last season?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2014, 12:15:35 PM
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J. Mullins returned 16 punts last season for Lincoln.

K. Benjamin returned 4 kicks last year for Oakland.

S. Doe has returned 89 kicks for us over the past 4 years, averaging 19.4 yards per return with no TDs.

P. Amos returned 102 kicks for us over the past 4 years, averaging 17.8 yards per return with no TDs.

E. Carr returned 26 kicks in S2 for 21 yards per return.

B. Arnett returned 29 kicks over the past two seasons for Long Beach for 21.6 yards per return.

J. Dobbins returned 83 kicks over the pat 4 seasons for Missouri and us for 22.2 yards per return and in S3 had a TD.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 20, 2014, 09:16:45 AM
Thank you, Darlene. Let's talk to Coach McFadden.

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Coach, I think a 3-4 defense in the way to go, based on our defensive personnel.

Who do you see as our inside LBs, and who should play outside?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 29, 2014, 01:25:49 PM
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Small and Frank are our two most natural Outside linebackers in the 3-4, unless you wanted to move a DT to DE and move Chandler to OLB where he could use his speed to really get after the QB.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on December 31, 2014, 02:04:56 PM
Do you see either of our DTs being a solid option at DE?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2014, 05:21:53 PM
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Schulze is the most undersized of our DTs when it comes to being a Nose Tackle.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 03, 2015, 11:01:26 AM
Ok, coach. I'll take this info into consideration.

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Let's talk to Coach Slinger.

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Coach, I'd like to get Reggie Lawson some extra training during this offseason, and I think throwing is our best bet. Do you think he'd benefit more from power or accuracy training?

Also, what other areas of offense do you feel you would be good at training?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2015, 09:33:27 AM
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Reggie isn't very accurate right now, his arm strength is alright, but nothin' like what I have in my shoulder.

Our guards and center could use some help pass protecting and our tackles could use some more time run blocking.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 05, 2015, 04:39:27 PM
Understandable that his arm isn't like yours, coach. Not everyone has a laser rocket attached to their shoulder like you do...

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Let's talk to coach Thought.

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Coach, I'm trying to figure out who might benefit from minicamp. I'm thinking our CBs could use some coverage training, but I'd like your input on what we should do...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2015, 04:58:51 PM
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Our secondary is definitely who we thought they were... They need as much training as they can get.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 05, 2015, 05:05:29 PM
Ok, coach. That'll be our focus. Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2015, 05:09:21 PM
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No problem, I'm not lettin' them off the hook!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 05, 2015, 05:13:39 PM
Good to hear. We need some discipline with this squad. A good amount of talent, but we need strong leadership to get us to where we need to be.

See you at training camp, coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 09, 2015, 01:41:24 AM
Darlene, I think I have everything in order here...

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Orlando Stampede
Preseason Sheet



Depth Chart:

OFFENSE

I-FORMATION:

QB: Brian Owen – Mario Estrada – Reggie Lawson
RB: Phillip Amos – Kenneth Benjamin – Charlie Davis
FB: Steve Robinson
WR: Joseph Dobbins – Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Ernest Carr  – Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
TE: Jeffrey Zhang – Gaylord Jones
LT: Stanley Wright – Everett Conti
LG: Deon Wentworth – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
C: Mac Strong – Harry Ham
RG: David Gilbertson – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
RT: Harold Womack – Everett Conti

PRO SET:

QB: Brian Owen – Mario Estrada – Reggie Lawson
RB: Phillip Amos – Kenneth Benjamin – Charlie Davis
FB: Steve Robinson
WR: Joseph Dobbins – Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Ernest Carr  – Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
TE: Jeffrey Zhang – Gaylord Jones
LT: Stanley Wright – Everett Conti
LG: Deon Wentworth – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
C: Mac Strong – Harry Ham
RG: David Gilbertson – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
RT: Harold Womack – Everett Conti

SHOTGUN:

QB: Brian Owen – Mario Estrada – Reggie Lawson
RB: Phillip Amos – Kenneth Benjamin – Charlie Davis
WR: Joseph Dobbins – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Ernest Carr – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
TE: Jeffrey Zhang – Gaylord Jones
LT: Stanley Wright – Everett Conti
LG: Deon Wentworth – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
C: Mac Strong – Harry Ham
RG: David Gilbertson – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
RT: Harold Womack – Everett Conti

SPREAD:

QB: Brian Owen – Mario Estrada – Reggie Lawson
RB: Phillip Amos – Kenneth Benjamin – Charlie Davis
WR: Joseph Dobbins – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Ernest Carr – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Shaun Doe – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
LT: Stanley Wright – Everett Conti
LG: Deon Wentworth – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
C: Mac Strong – Harry Ham
RG: David Gilbertson – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
RT: Harold Womack – Everett Conti

TWO TIGHT END:

QB: Brian Owen – Mario Estrada – Reggie Lawson
RB: Phillip Amos – Kenneth Benjamin – Charlie Davis
WR: Joseph Dobbins – Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
WR: Ernest Carr  – Shaun Doe – Bertram Arnett – Kenneth Benjamin – Christopher Rousseau
TE: Jeffrey Zhang – Bertram Arnett
TE: Gaylord Jones – Bertram Arnett
LT: Stanley Wright – Everett Conti
LG: Deon Wentworth – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
C: Mac Strong – Harry Ham
RG: David Gilbertson – Harry Ham – Everett Conti
RT: Harold Womack – Everett Conti

DEFENSE:

4-3:

LDE: Christopher Chandler – Patrick Frank
LDT: Michael Barclay – Shawn Galindo
RDT: Jerry Schulze – Shawn Galindo
RDE: Mario Cavanaugh – Patrick Frank
LOLB – Ernest Small – Patrick Frank – Oscar Stegall
MLB – Juan Harris – Patrick Frank – Oscar Stegall
ROLB – Billy Zepeda – Patrick Frank – Oscar Stegall
CB: Joseph Mullins – Joel Fleming
CB: Donald McClintock – Joel Fleming
FS: Gregory Neal – Rico Kinney
SS: Kevin Daniels – Andrew Thomas

3-4:

LDE: Patrick Frank – Jerry Schulze
NT: Michael Barclay – Shaun Galindo
RDE: Mario Cavanaugh – Jerry Schulze
LOLB: Ernest Small – Oscar Stegall
LILB: Juan Harris – Oscar Stegall
RILB: Billy Zepeda – Oscar Stegall
ROLB: Christopher Chandler – Oscar Stegall
CB: Joseph Mullins – Joel Fleming
CB: Donald McClintock – Joel Fleming
FS: Gregory Neal – Rico Kinney
SS: Kevin Daniels – Andrew Thomas

NICKLE:

LDE: Christopher Chandler – Patrick Frank
LDT: Michael Barclay – Shawn Galindo
RDT: Jerry Schulze – Shawn Galindo
RDE: Mario Cavanaugh – Patrick Frank
SLB: Ernest Small – Billy Zepeda – Oscar Stegall
WLB: Juan Harris – Billy Zepeda – Oscar Stegall
CB: Joseph Mullins – Rico Kinney – Andrew Thomas
CB: Donald McClintock – Rico Kinney – Andrew Thomas
CB: Joel Fleming – Rico Kinney – Andrew Thomas
FS: Gregory Neal – Rico Kinney
SS: Kevin Daniels – Andrew Thomas

DIME:

LDE: Christopher Chandler – Patrick Frank
LDT: Michael Barclay – Shawn Galindo
RDT: Jerry Schulze – Shawn Galindo
RDE: Mario Cavanaugh – Patrick Frank
SLB: Ernest Small – Juan Harris - Billy Zepeda – Oscar Stegall
CB: Joseph Mullins - Andrew Thomas
CB: Donald McClintock – Andrew Thomas
CB: Joel Fleming – Andrew Thomas
CB: Rico Kinney – Andrew Thomas
FS: Gregory Neal – Andrew Thomas
SS: Kevin Daniels – Andrew Thomas

COVER 2:

LDE: Christopher Chandler – Patrick Frank
LDT: Michael Barclay – Shawn Galindo
RDT: Jerry Schulze – Shawn Galindo
RDE: Mario Cavanaugh – Patrick Frank
LOLB – Ernest Small – Patrick Frank – Oscar Stegall
MLB – Juan Harris – Patrick Frank – Oscar Stegall
ROLB – Billy Zepeda – Patrick Frank – Oscar Stegall
CB: Joseph Mullins – Joel Fleming
CB: Donald McClintock – Joel Fleming
FS: Gregory Neal – Kevin Daniels – Andrew Thomas
FS: Rico Kinney – Kevin Daniels - Andrew Thomas

KICK RETURNERS:

#1 Joseph Dobbins – Ernest Carr – Shaun Doe
#2 Bertram Arnett – Ernest Carr – Shaun Doe

PUNT RETURNER:

Joseph Mullins – Bertram Arnett – Ernest Carr

STRATEGIES:

BACKFIELD STRATEGY: Backfield by Committee
PRIMARY RECEIVER: Joseph Dobbins
PLAYING TIME: Mostly Starters

OFFENSIVE PLAYCALLING:

PLAYBOOK: Spread   
RUN/PASS RATIO: 35/65

DEFENSIVE PLAYCALLING:

PLAYBOOK: 3-4
BLITZ RATIO: 35

OFFENSE

1st and 10          Spread 30/70
1st and short     Spread 30/70
1st and Long      Spread 30/70
2nd and short    Shotgun 35/65
2nd and long      Spread 30/70
3rd and short     Balanced 50/50
3rd and long      Spread 25/75
4th and short     Power 60/40
4th and long       Shotgun 30/70
goal line               Goal Line 70/30
Last 2 mins (ahead)  Power  90/10
Last 2 mins (behind)  Spread 10/90

DEFENSE

1st and 10             3-4 Blitz 35
1st and short         3-4 Blitz 50
1st and Long         3-4 Blitz 25
2nd and short       3-4 Blitz 35
2nd and long        Cover 2 Blitz 30
3rd and short       4-3 Blitz 25
3rd and long      Dime Blitz 25
4th and short     4-3 Blitz 20
4th and long      Dime Blitz 25
goal line               4-3 Blitz 20
Last 2 mins (ahead)  Dime Blitz 20
Last 2 mins (behind) 3-4 Blitz 75

CAPTAINS:

Starting QB (Brian Owen)
Skill Players (Philip Amos)
Offensive Line (Mac Strong)
Defensive Front Seven (Ernest Small)
Defensive Secondary (Donald McClintock)
Offensive Captain (Brian Owen)
Defensive Captain (Ernest Small)

PR:

Brian Owen “The Rocket”

TV Commercial: (500k) We start out with footage from various NASA launches, showing rockets being shot into space. At the end, we show Brian throwing the football, and end with the tagline “Brian Owen – the best Rocket on Earth.”

Stadium Promos: (500k) During our first home game, we will do Brian Owen day. Every fan in attendance will get a toy rocket (made to look like NASA rockets), and they’ll have “Brian Owen – The Rocket” written on the side. At our final home game, the crowd will receive Brian Owen #11 Jersey T-Shirts, with one lucky fan also winning a pair of season tickets for s6.

Brian Owen Passing Camp: (250k) Brian will host a 3 day camp for kids in the Orlando area, showing them not only how to throw a football like a professional, but also talking to them about how to conduct yourself in a professional manner.

“Rocket Man”: (250k) We will pay for the rights to Elton John’s song “Rocket Man”, which will play when Brian takes the field.

“Rocket to the top” (TV Show): (500k) We will produce a show about Brian, chronicling his time in college, the early years as a pro, his rise to being an elite quarterback, and his work trying to get Orlando to the Impact Bowl.

Kenneth Benjamin “The most electrifying man in football”

TV Commercial: (250k) We show various forms of electricity… Hydroelectric turbines, windmills, nuclear reactors, even lightning… after all of that we show Kenneth making plays, running and receiving. We end with the line “Kenneth Benjamin – the most electrifying of them all”.

Stadium Promotion: (250k) We do a Kenneth Benjamin day during home game #2. We give all fans in attendance a Kenneth Benjamin #26 jersey T-Shirt, but instead of the Stampede logo on the front, we replace it with lightning bolts.

Joseph Dobbins “Sure Hands”

TV Commercial: (250k) We show various clips of online videos, all showing people embarrassingly dropping things thrown to them, all with horrible outcomes. At the end we show clips of Joseph and his very best catches, all successful, and end with the line “Joseph Dobbins – Sure Hands, unlike you”.

Stadium Promotion: (500k) We will do Joseph Dobbins day at the stadium during home game #3, where each fan in attendance will receive a pair of Joseph Dobbins receiver’s gloves, with the phrase “Sure Hands” written on the palms. We will also run a halftime promotion at this game where one fan will get a chance to catch 10 passes from a Jugs machine, each one worth $10,000.

Football Camp: (250k) Joseph will run a camp for local high school players. He will teach the art of receiving to local HS wide receivers, and will give local HS Quarterbacks the chance to throw passes to a professional WR.

Ernest Carr “High Performance Machine”

TV Commercial: (250k) We will show various sports cars, highlighting their various attributes and showing them at their peak performance. Afterward we will show Ernest, making play after play, and end with the line “Ernest Carr, the best Carr in the world”.

Stadium Promotion: (250k) During home game #4 we will do Ernest Carr day, where we will give all fans in attendance a toy car, which will say “Ernest” on the hood. We will also give 5 lucky fans a trip to a driving school, where they’ll learn how to drive sports cars like the pros.


Michael Barclay “The Beast of the East”

TV Commercial: (500k) We will show a view of Orlando, when suddenly the tallest building begin to fall. The citizens run away, thinking they are being attacked by a monster. We then show a giant version of Michael, who is taking down the buildings by tackling them. At the end, we’ll use the line “Michael Barclay, a real Beast.” We will also do “Michael Barclay, The Beast of the East” billboards, putting them up around the city.

Stadium Promotion: (1 Million) At home game #5 we will do Michael Barclay day, where the fans in attendance will get a “Michael Barclay – Beast” video game, produced only for this promotion. It will be a monster style game where the way to win is to destroy city after city, but instead of a monster it will be Michael tackling the buildings to take them down, and using a swin move-like swat to take down airplanes that are trying to stop him.

MMA Promotion: (500k) Michael will host a professional MMA event at the Amway Center (Home of the Orlando Magic), where each winner of the evening (various weight classes) will receive a “Beast” Championship belt personally from Michael.

TV Show: (500k) We’ll produce a documentary about Michael, showing his rise through high school football, his play in college, and his first few years in the HIFL. The show will end with a highlight reel showing Michael and how he’s already one of the most (if not the most) dangerous defensive players in the league.


Ticket Prices: $325

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 09, 2015, 08:37:38 AM
Darlene, I forgot something... probably shouldn't work on this stuff at 1 AM....

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Specialized Training:

Reggie Lawson - Accuracy
Deon Wentworth - Pass Blocking
Harold Womack - Run Blocking

Joseph Mullins - Football IQ
Billy Zepeda - Tackling
Kevin Daniels - Speed

Now we should be ready to LOCK IN...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 02:03:09 PM
TRAINING CAMP

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1. What brought you to the HIFL and why did you join this organization?
2. Are you happy with your draft?
3. How do you feel Free Agency went for your team?
4. With the coaching staff you have in place, what do you think is this teams ceiling this year?
5. How many seasons do you think it will take to build a championship winning team?
6. Why should fans come out to the stadium this season and support your team?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:00:47 PM
1. What brought you to the HIFL and why did you join this organization?

I've always been a big fan of football. It's a hell of a game, and I always wanted to play a part in the professional game. In all honesty, what I really wanted to be was a player, but that wasn't in the cards for me. But, due to the sudden closing of the NBL, the opportunity to come to the HIFL came about, and I was ready to go. I have to admit that I did attempt to get other jobs within the league, but Orlando was the job that was, in the end, where I best fit in this league. Getting hired here over another place might end up being the very best thing for me in the end.

2. Are you happy with your draft?

Yes. We obviously had an issue... well, I had an issue... that cost us a chance at another player late in the draft, but I think we got some quality players with our picks. Plus, we added Kenneth Benjamin by trading two of our picks, and that guy is going to be a major force in this league. We came out of the draft process a stronger team.

3. How do you feel Free Agency went for your team?

Well. We strengthen our defense during free agency, which was our top priority. Mullins and McClintock were good pickups for our secondary, and we added a high quality pass rusher in Chandler. We addressed some open spots on our team, and put good players in those spots. Free Agency was an absolute success.

4. With the coaching staff you have in place, what do you think is this teams ceiling this year?

Winning the Impact Bowl. If you are a part of this league, that should be your #1 goal. Coach McFadden is a championship winning coach in other leagues, and he knows what it takes to get it done. That's why he was my first target when looking for a coach. Coach Slinger and Coach Thought are also quality coaches that will do a great job running the offense and defense. I have 100% confidence in our entire staff.

5. How many seasons do you think it will take to build a championship winning team?

This team is ready this season. Our defense should be improved over last season, and the offense is loaded. Any team with a quarterback as talented as Brian Owen has to have the Championship as their goal. He's the best in the game, and we need to help him show that talent all the way to the title.

6. Why should fans come out to the stadium this season and support your team?

This will be a fun team to watch. The offense is powerful and will put a lot of points on the board. It's an explosive group. The defense will stifle opponents and get the crowd going by shutting down the other team. Fans that come out will see a great team win a bunch of games, and see an entertaining team on the field. As someone sitting in the stands you can't ask for more than that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 11:06:04 PM
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Hello GM Gravedigger, welcome back.  The offseason tasks are all complete and below you will have our entire breakdown. You will see that the grades in our sheet reflect what our coaches rated our players as before training camp.  Everyone progresses or declines each year and the coaches or coordinators can give you details on the best and the worst or even some specific players, but I am sure they do not want to spend all week talking about each player.

We have pre-season ahead of us, so we will need to conduct whatever business you have in mind and then prepare to lock in for our first pre-season game.  If you have any questions for me feel free to ask.

Good luck this season. We plan on punching these other teams out like drunk bitches in elevators, lets make it happen.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:20:17 PM
Darlene, thank you for the information. Could you please get Coach McFadden on the line?

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Coach. Welcome back to work. Now that you've gotten a look at the squad during camp, how do you think it went?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 11:26:29 PM
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I really like what we have on the team. Reggie Lawson made some really big strides he might push Estrada out the door if we need cap flexibility in the future.

Barclay looks like he is going to have a great year too, and Dobbins is in a contract year so I expect some big games out of him.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:28:16 PM
Good to hear, coach.

What do you think of the depth charts we have set up right now? And changes needed in your eyes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 11:33:46 PM
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I think we have everyone where they need to be.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:34:44 PM
Great. I don't want to take up too much of your time tonight, coach. Do you feel like there is anything else that you and I should discuss at this time?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 11:37:34 PM
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Not much right now, we had a nice quiet off-season without anyone getting arrested so we are ready to gameplan for preseason, or you can talk to some players. Up to you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:41:06 PM
I think I'll talk to a few others, coach. Have a good night.
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Let's talk to Coach Slinger.

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Coach, how are you feeling about your offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 11:47:10 PM
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Feeling good about it, these boys here got themselves some mojo that I like. I think we'll fit together like my ass in some comfortable jeans.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:49:24 PM
Sounds good, coach.

Did you get a chance to look at the formation strategies? If so do you like the amount of passing vs. throwing we'll do out of each?
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Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 11:56:57 PM
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I love it, I think using our passing game is going to expose defenses and their lack of depth, which means we will run up the score on these poor fools I did on the day my dad died when I put the hurt on that silver and black crew in the bay area... it was nice really, I'm sure you saw it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 14, 2015, 11:58:49 PM
Yes, coach... I saw it. While I was disheartened for my team that day, it was an amazing display of football, especially under the circumstances.

I'll let you have a little down time before we get rolling again, coach. Have a good night.

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Let's talk to Coach Thought.

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Coach, how do you like your defense so far?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 12:06:32 AM
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THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!

AND I DIDN'T LET THEM OFF THE HOOK!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 12:12:49 AM
Tough coaching... Good to hear you're making them work.

You like our depth chart and strategy?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 12:20:18 AM
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It is what I thought it was!  I like it, but I'm not crowning our ass.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 10:25:09 AM
Alright, coach. We'll talk again soon. Let's have a great year.

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Let's talk to Brian Owen.

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Brian, let me first off say hello. We haven't spoken to each other yet, and I think it's important to develop a relationship with a player of your caliber. To me you are the very best quarterback not only in the HIFL, but in the entire game of football.

What I'd like to know is how you feel about the team right now, and how you think the offense looks going into the season...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 02:10:13 PM
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This league is a pussy in need of a good fucking and I'm the prick that is going to make it scream my name.

We have the offensive weapons for me to succeed, but I'm worried about being protected. Our tackles are pretty weak.  I also think that Benjamin is a better starter at RB than Amos. Benjamin looked way better in camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 02:30:24 PM
As far as the tackes we have, do you feel like the right ones are starting and in the right spots?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 02:47:13 PM
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Yeah, we do, I just don't think they are going to protect me as well as I'd like.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 04:37:05 PM
If there's a move to be made in terms of the line I'll look into it.

As for the running back situation, starting Benjamin is an option I considered earlier. What about his play makes you think he's suited to be our starter?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 04:42:41 PM
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He's way faster than old man Amos, dude. If we want to make this team squirt, we need a speedy stroke.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 04:44:31 PM
I'll have a talk with Coach McFadden about that situation. I certainly think it is something to look into.

Before you get back to your season prep, is there anything else you think we should discuss? As not only our quarterback, but our offensive captain, I highly regard your opinion on all things offense.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 04:49:41 PM
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I am VERY offensive. Just know that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 05:01:54 PM
I think your confidence, Brian. It's what a great QB needs. I'll let you get back to season prep.

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Let's get Coach McFadden back on the line.

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Coach, a few things to discuss. First, offensive tempo. I'm thinking, with our spread offense and a great QB throwing the ball around, we should be a fast paced team. But do we go fast or very fast when it comes to our tempo?

Also, the running back situation. I know we already discussed this, but Brian Owen thinks Benjamin should be the starter, and I value his opinion as our QB and offensive captain. After what you saw in camp do you think Benjamin might be the #1 guy?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:05:17 PM
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I don't want to demote Amos, he deserves the spot he has right now. 

As for tempo, I think for right now "fast" is the way to go, if we push the tempo too much we might burn our guys out, run them into the ground, and then BOOM. We lose games.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 05:06:51 PM
Ok, coach. That works for me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:07:52 PM
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No problem.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 05:09:07 PM
I'll let you get back to work.

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Let's bring in Ernest Small.

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Ernest, as our defensive captain I have a high value for your opinion. What do you think of our defense as a whole coming out of camp?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:11:26 PM
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I've seen stronger defenses, that's for sure, but if the offense does its job we should be able to hold teams to fewer points than we score.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 05:19:54 PM
Well, that's good I guess. How do you feel about who is starting and what positions they are being put in? Do you see any potential changes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:21:33 PM
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We have our best guys on the field, I just don't think we have a monster defense.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 05:29:03 PM
Ernest, I respect your honesty and know you'll lead our defense to be as good as it can be. I'll let you get back to work.

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Let's talk to Donald McClintock.

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Donald, welcome to Orlando. How are things looking in our secondary?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:34:52 PM
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I like to think that we can hold our own.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 05:41:57 PM
Good to hear. Is everyone doing ok? Any issues?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:49:28 PM
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Not that I have noticed, we're ready to play ball.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 07:18:10 PM
Good to know you're ready. We'll talk soon.

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Let's talk to Mac Strong.

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Mac, as our offensive line captain, how do you feel about your group coming out of camp?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 10:04:47 PM
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I think Ham or Wentworth would do well at Tackle with the other playing guard to keep our rookie tackles out of harms way.  They are our biggest weakness dog.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 10:56:22 PM
So you think we keep Wright at left tackle, put Ham or Wentorth at tackle, and move Womack into guard? Am I getting that right?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 11:00:11 PM
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Like Wentworth at tackle, Ham at guard, Womack playing clipboard carrier..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 15, 2015, 11:10:15 PM
I will certainly discuss that with Coach McFadden. I appreciate your input. Thank you Mac.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 12:36:51 AM
Let's get Philip Amos on the line.

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Philip, as one of our positional captains, I would like to know how you think camp went, and do you like the setups of the units you oversee as captain?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 10:56:30 AM
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Everything seems right to me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 11:52:30 AM
Good. I have one more question for you. How are you feeling? You feel like you've got a good amount left in the tank? I only ask because I know you play a demanding position where you take a lot of punishment.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 04:51:28 PM
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Coming off my best season in rushing yards, I feel just fine..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 04:54:28 PM
Great. We need you this year if we want to win a title. I'll let you get back to work.

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Let's get Coach McFadden back on the line.

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Sorry to bother you again, coach, but Mac Strong had some issues with our offensive line setup. He'd like to see Wentworth go out to tackle, Ham line up at guard, and Womack back up the starters. What do you think of that idea?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 05:07:18 PM
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Maybe you should hire him to make these decisions and let me go back to making epic video games?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 05:17:43 PM
We will follow your lead, coach, but I wanted to get the input of the captains as well. I think a good working relationship between coaches and players is key. I've had a breakdown in that area in another league, and it could derail our season. I'm trying to cater to everyone's suggestions while keeping the peace, coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 05:23:03 PM
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Well in that case, I think he has a good point. Lets make that move.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 05:26:20 PM
I appreciate the willingness to work with your captains, coach. It shows that you are a good leader.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 09:01:49 PM
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No problem, I just don't want players thinking they run this organization.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 09:10:04 PM
I agree, coach. In the end you are the primary voice, and our captains are merely helpful when it comes to on field decisions.
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Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 09:52:28 PM
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Good deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 10:08:51 PM
I think that's it for now, coach. Thank you for your time, once again.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 10:16:08 PM
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YOU AND THE COACH STARE AT EACH OTHER, LIKE RALPHIE AND HIS TEACHER IN "A CHRISTMAS STORY" HE CONTINUES TO LOOK AT YOU, NEVER BLINKING.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 16, 2015, 11:45:06 PM
GM Digger blinks...

Damn, you win coach. Good game....

Have a good night.

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Let's get Jeffrey Zhang in here.

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Jeffrey, welcome to Orlando. I don't know if you were happy in Long Beach and wanted to stay, but we got the chance to trade for you and pulled the trigger on the deal. I wouldn't have made the move without wanting you as a member of this team.

How do you feel about the move?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 12:17:37 AM
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Still getting used to it man, I'll come around..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 12:22:19 AM
Cool. We've got a couple preseason games to get you settled into life with this team, so hopefully you should be ready to roll come opening day. And if the time comes to talk about a new contract for next season and beyond, we'll be ready to talk. No pressure right now, though. Get settled in here and let us know if you want to stay in Orlando.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 12:31:47 AM
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Thanks, I'm feeling better already.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 12:35:39 AM
Good to hear. Good luck out there in the preseason.

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Let's talk to Joseph Mullins.

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Joseph, welcome to Orlando. We looked at you as a big time target of ours in free agency, and were happy to land you to be our #1 corner.

How are you feeling about this team so far?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 12:48:20 AM
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I'm thrilled to be a part of the Stampede, dog.  No Joke..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 12:50:06 AM
Fantastic. We see you as a top corner in this league for years to come. You are a talented guy, and getting you was great for this team in our pursuit of a title.

Anything you need to discuss with me?
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Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 12:51:40 AM
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Not really boss, I'm just happy to be on the team and get a chance to play at a high level.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 01:01:00 AM
That's what we like to hear. Good luck in the preseason, Joseph.

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Let's talk to Bertram Arnett.

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Bertram, welcome to Orlando. I don't know if you were looking forward to staying in Long Beach, but a trade possibility came up and we jumped on it, getting you here to the Stampede.

How are you feeling about the move so far?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 01:15:50 AM
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I'm hoping to get a good chance to catch some balls here, never got a good share of passes in Long Beach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 01:17:07 AM
Yeah, with our plan to run a spread offense and play at a fast tempo, there should be quite a few passes to catch out there.

You feel like you're fitting into the team well so far?
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Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 01:18:02 AM
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I feel alright, I wouldn't say I was a square peg in the hole, but it's all good.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 01:19:46 AM
Good. Make sure we know if you have any issues during the season. We will do our very best to make sure we do everything we can to make the year a good one for you.

Would you like to discuss anything else about the franchise?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2015, 01:50:47 AM
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Na, I'm cool.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 11:46:28 AM
Good. Have a good preseason.

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PRE SEASON STRATEGY (Both Games):

Player Rotations: Balanced
Tempo: Fast
Depth Chart Changes: Wentworth to starting RT, Ham to starting LG, Womack to backup. (All formations)

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 17, 2015, 11:47:04 AM
LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 05:56:02 PM
END OF PRESEASON

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PRESEASON, AND HOW YOU WILL MOVE FORWARD INTO WEEK 1
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 24, 2015, 11:33:18 PM
GM Gravedigger steps up to the podium.

Good evening. At this point I can't negatively comment on anything about this team. While we probably shouldn't put too much stock into our preseason results, we can't be anything but happy with how this team played in those two games. It will give our squad a big bump of confidence headed into the regular season, and that will help us get even better than we already are...

Offensively, things looked great. We averaged over 400 yards a game, and had production both with our passing and rushing games. Owen did a tremendous job, especially considering he's working with quite a few new weapons out there. Zhang looks like a dependable pass catcher at the tight end position, Arnett showed his ability to be a threat by scoring twice in game two, and Benjamin showed exactly what I thought he would as a running and receiving threat. For the returning guys, Dobbins showed us that he's still a true #1 wideout, and Amos showed that he still has what it takes to be a workhorse if needed.

As for our defense, it looked better than I expected. Only giving up 17 points in two games is fantastic, and 7 points were scored by Tombstone's defense, meaning our D really only gave up 10... Absolutely tremendous. I'm glad the media picked up on the play of Mullins. He's an underrated player that we knew we had to get in free agency. He's a legit shutdown corner. Chandler is also proving to be a great pickup, as his pressure on the quarterback will be vital to our success. Barclay showed his skill as what we consider to be the best defensive tackle in the game. He's a devastating force in the middle of our line. Small is a great linebacker, and as defensive captain he showed his leadership in getting such a high level out of the unit. Daniels was a bit of a surprise to me. I knew he had potential to be great, but I didn't expect 16 tackles out of him. He'll be a key player out there in our secondary. I'd also like to point out the play of Zepeda. He may be a rookie, but he showed the poise and production of a veteran out there. Coach Thought and his defense deserve high praise for their work in those two games.

As for our first regular season game, it gets serious very quickly... Having to play at Alabama is a tough game to draw in the first week, but our guys will be ready. They have a talented roster that has multiple championships, but we have a great team that is hungry to take the next step. We're going to be at full force once that game kicks off, and the Stampede will make life very difficult for the Nighthawks.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 11:37:38 PM
YOUR WELL PLANNED PRESS CONFERENCE GOES OFF WITHOUT A HITCH, LEAVING NO NEED FOR QUESTIONS.

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BOOM!  I think we're coming into the season rolling like a well oiled machine!

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 24, 2015, 11:42:49 PM
Coach, preseason was fantastic. Both sides of the ball looked great. While I'm inclined to not make any changes, I did notice that we didn't get much of our punt returns. Do we wait and see if Mullins does better, or should be try someone new vs. Alabama?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 11:43:33 PM
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I'm a superstitious man, I wouldn't change anything about Mullins right now, the kid is on fire.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 24, 2015, 11:46:50 PM
I hear you. His play at corner was amazing. Based on your scouting report I thought he'd be a good pickup, but he could be an amazing one... Let's just keep things as they are this week.

Would you care to discuss anything else, or should I let you get back to game prep?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 11:48:08 PM
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With no need for changes we don't "need" to talk about anything, so I can get back to practice unless you have anything else you want to talk about.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 24, 2015, 11:50:42 PM
Nope. We're good, coach. I'll let you get to work. Make sure you get some rest too. It's a long road to the Impact Bowl...

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Let's talk to Coach Slinger.

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Coach, your offense looked great out there in the preseason. I don't see any changes necessary at this time, but I wanted to let you know you're doing a great job so far this year. Keep it up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 11:53:55 PM
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Thanks partner, feelin' good 'bout our team myself.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:08:07 AM
You should. We looked great out there and you're a big part of that success. Considering we don't need to make changes, I'll let you get back to work. Give the Nighthawks hell out there...

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Let's talk to Coach Thought.

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Coach, tremendous work with the defense in the preseason. That side of the ball was looked at as a weakness by some, but you showed that our D is a strength. You are doing a great job with our guys out there...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:09:59 AM
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Thanks boss, but Don't crown our ass yet, We are still who we thought we were!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:16:36 AM
Absolutely, coach. This was a tremendous start, but the season is long and there is quite a bit of work to do. But with that said, you do deserve recognition for the work you've done for this team so far. Your coaching is paying great dividends, and I know, under your leadership, we'll continue to see improvements in our defense.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:18:33 AM
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We'll make sure we don't let em off the hook!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:23:28 AM
Hell yeah, coach. The Nighthawks won't know what hit them...

I'll let you get back to work, coach. Have a good night.

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Let's talk to Brian Owen.

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Brian, great job out there so far. You're running that offense like a well oiled machine. There might be some MVP Chants week one in Alabama, but they will be for you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:25:10 AM
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I'm gonna need a cig after I fuck that Nighthawk ass all over that hillbilly state... I hope their GM comes too, she can GET IT!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:32:23 AM
Your confidence is through the roof, Brian, but it's well earned. You are the man.

As our offensive captain, have you heard of anyone having any issues at this time, or is everyone feeling good about where we're at?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:34:01 AM
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I know that Benjamin wants more carries, but he's not freaking out or anything.  We're just ready to win some games.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:37:26 AM
Yeah, I hear you on Benjamin, but he's an asset as a wideout in our spread. He's so versatile that we need to use him in both areas.

It's good to know that everyone is ready to roll, so I'll let you get back to prep. Get some rest as well.

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Let's talk to Ernest Small.

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Ernest, hell of a job out of the D in the preseason. How are the guys on your side of the ball feeling going into our game with the Nighthawks?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:42:12 AM
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We're ready for Bama, boss.  We want to make a statement and take down the champs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:47:10 AM
Great. Keep it up out there. The Nighthawks won't know what hit them.

Have a good evening, Ernest.

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Let's talk to Kenneth Benjamin.

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Kenneth, I understand your desire to get more carries. You are a hell of a player and can do great things on the field. But we will need you in our passing game as well this season, so you'll be split between the backfield and as a wideout. We're only doing this because we see you as a tremendous talent that can perform in both areas.

I'll do what I can to try and get the ball in your hands more often during the regular season.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:53:09 AM
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I'll give you a chance man, but I think I deserve to be the primary back here.  If we win, I'll go with it but if our run game stalls, I'm gonna be calling for my time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 12:57:16 AM
That is certainly fair, Kenneth.

How do you feel about lining up as a wideout in our spread offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 12:58:53 AM
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I like it dog, but I would also like to be the starting running back in one of our formations, maybe the shotgun?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 02:28:35 PM
I certainly think it's something to consider, but I need to talk to Coach McFadden before I promise you anything.

Keep up your explosive play on the field and we'll make sure you get the ball more in every formation.

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Let's talk to Philip Amos.

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Philip, good job out there in the preseason. You showed why you're worthy of a #1 back position.

I wanted to ask you something. Kenneth is looking for more carries, and would like to be the top guy in our Shotgun sets. Is this something you'd be ok with?

I think it works for us for a few reasons. First, it gets Kenneth more touches, which will make him happier. The happier he is, the better he'll play. Second, it's a secondary formation for us, so you won't lose many carries. Third, with a couple fewer carries each game you'll stay fresher. Each carry you have will be more effective, and you'll be more prepared for a deep playoff run, which is our goal. I think this idea could work out well for both of you, but even if you say yes I still have to run it by Coach McFadden.

Would you be ok with this change, with the knowledge you'll stay at #1 in all other formations?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 08:16:05 PM
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I like Kenny enough to be cool with whatever you want to do boss, I won't get mad if he's getting carries out of the gun.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 10:59:17 PM
That's why you are a captain, Philip. You obviously want to play and produce, but you're willing to share the load with your teammates.

You want to talk about anything else before the opening game?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 11:13:16 PM
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The team was very happy to hear you didn't bail on us for the Oakland job. You made a good decision boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 11:23:26 PM
Thanks. While I have a love of Oakland football from my childhood, I couldn't leave here. We have business to attend to this season.

Go out there and crush the Nighthawks, Philip.

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Let's talk to Coach McFadden one more time.

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Coach, I know we said no changes, but this one's not that big...

Kenneth would like more carries, and suggested that he get the snaps in the Shotgun set. I ran it by Philip, and he's cool with the move.

I see this as beneficial for a few reasons. First, Kenneth will get more touches, and he's an explosive player. He'll also be happier, which will make him play harder and better. Second, this will keep Philip fresher. He averaged under 4 yards a carry in the second preseason game, getting 24 carries. We don't want to tire him out. If he gets 18-20 carries a game he'll be more effective each time he touches the ball, and he'll have more left in the tank come playoff time.

I think this move makes our offense stronger as a unit, and keeps everyone happy with the amount of work that they will get. I'll trust your judgment and let you have the final say, but I think this is a move we should make, coach.

What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 11:39:01 PM
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Sounds good to me, Kenneth might give us an extra spark late in games.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 25, 2015, 11:42:20 PM
Yeah, I thought that this was a change that we would all be on board about.

That's it for now, coach. Have a good night.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 11:46:15 PM
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Ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 26, 2015, 01:56:51 PM
Before we lock in for the week, let's talk to Mac Strong.

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Mac, great preseason. How do you think our line changes went?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 02:00:40 PM
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We took some time getting used to each other on the oline in game one, which is why I think we had some breakdowns in pass protection, but I like how we pulled it together in game two.  It's a good unit.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 26, 2015, 02:03:04 PM
Good. I think your suggestions about moving guys around could pay nice dividends as the season goes along.

Thank you for not only your input, but quality ideas as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 02:05:50 PM
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Happy to help, if its good for the team, it's good for me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 26, 2015, 02:20:32 PM
That's the great thing about this team, Mac. Everyone is on the same page and doing what it takes to win the Impact Bowl.

Thank you for your time.

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Let's lock in and take down the Nighthawks.

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast
Depth Chart: Kenneth Benjamin to be #1 back in Shotgun set.

LOCK IN


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 08:38:27 PM
WEEK 1 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:11:30 PM
Good evening. This was a tough loss. Our team played a hell of a game. 400 yards on offense, and a solid effort by our defense as well.

This team lost it's last game against Alabama 31-14. Yes, we lost again, but this was a winnable game. We showed the Nighthawks, and the rest of the league, that we are a serious threat. We are just as capable as anyone when it comes to winning the Impact Bowl.

Offensively, Brian Owen was fantastic. 348 yards through the air, and was a tremendous leader on the field as well. Joseph Dobbins, Shaun Doe, and Jeffrey Zhang all played well as receivers, and Kenneth Benjamin showed tremendous explosiveness as a dual threat. We may need to look at minor adjustments, but overall our offense is in very good shape.

On the defensive side of the ball, we played well. We shut out the Nighthawks for the first half, and even did a good job in the second half, keeping our lead or keeping us within striking distance the entire time. Billy Zepeda had a great first game, making plays all over the field. Our pass defense was solid as well, holding their receivers to low totals. Except for Jose Mackey we held them in check as a team. Mackey was their key to victory, but there is no shame in being beaten by the 3 time league MVP. He is a hell of a player, and our guys fought him all game.

Our focus switches to DC. They did a good job holding Missouri to 10 points in a win, so we know they will give us a fight. We've got some preparation to get done before the game, but as a team we're confident that we will not only be prepared, but will succeed as well.

Do any of you have a question at this time?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:17:35 PM
HAVING COVERED ALL THE BASES WITH A PERFECT PRESSER, YOU ARE FREE TO SPEAK TO YOUR COACHES.


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I think Alabama is going to be sweating the second meeting this season, we've got their number.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:21:43 PM
Absolutely, coach. It will certainly be different here in Orlando. I have to give you credit for having our guys ready to play, coach. Yes, we didn't win, but the champs had all they could handle and barely escaped with a win. That was a great effort from our team.

I don't see any changes at this time. Do you?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:22:53 PM
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Not at all, we're going to pummel the Cobras.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:27:16 PM
Love the confidence, coach. That's one of the many great things about this team. Confidence will be high, even after a loss. It's why we'll be stronger at the end of the season than we are right now...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:30:57 PM
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BOOM!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:31:31 PM
Hell yeah, coach. Boom indeed....

Would you like to discuss anything else?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:33:28 PM
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uh, I got nothin'
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:36:11 PM
Ok then, coach. On to DC....

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Let's talk to Coach Slinger.

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Coach, the offense looked good out there week one.

How do you think things went on your side of the ball?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:42:00 PM
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We didn't run as well as I would have liked, but my favorite part of the game went beautifully, we aired it out nicely.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:52:40 PM
Yeah, our running game was a little off, by overall we played well on offense.

You see anything you'd like to change before we play DC?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:55:12 PM
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Just the number in the win column, bud.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 27, 2015, 11:57:19 PM
Yep... damn right, coach.

Have a good week.

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Let's talk to Coach Thought.

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Coach, great effort out of the defense this week. There's no shame in being beaten by Mackey. He's a 3 time MVP for a reason.

What did you think of the defensive play against Alabama?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:00:41 AM
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THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, AND WE LET MACKEY OFF THE FUCKING HOOK!

DAMN IT!!!!!


HOOEY KICKS OVER YOUR TRASH CAN IN FRUSTRATION


IF I HEAR ABOUT HIS MVP TROPHIES ONE MORE TIME....


IF YOU WANT TO CROWN HIS ASS, GO AHEAD AND CROWN HIS ASS! GIVE HIM ANOTHER FUCKING TROPHY!  BUT HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS, WE JUST.... WE JUST.... FUCK WE LET EM OFF THE HOOK!

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 12:04:46 AM
Coach, I love that fire. That shows you give a damn about this team, and you're not just here to collect a paycheck. Keep showing that intensity. It will help our defense get better and be stronger than we thought it would be by the end of the season. As for that running back from Alabama, I won't mention him again...

Do you like our current setup, or do you see the need for some changes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:10:35 AM
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I think we are fine, we just can't let them off the hook!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 12:12:18 AM
We won't, coach. DC won't know what hit them.

Have a good week... and keep that fire going. We need that intensity...

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Let's talk to Brian Owen.

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Brian, tough loss, but good job fighting out there. When those guys come to Orlando they'll get a different outcome.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:15:59 AM
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I hope they're on the pill next time because I'm not pulling out!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 12:20:35 AM
Damn straight, Brian.

You feeling good about how the passing game went overall? Receivers look good?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:27:17 AM
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Love it more than the sweet ass I tapped last night. I think we have the crew to get us deep in that ass.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 12:29:58 AM
Absolutely. We're going to set some passing records this season. The rest of the league won't know what hit them...

Anything else you'd like to talk about before getting ready for DC?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:36:54 AM
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I'd love to talk about all the bitches I fuck, but I doubt we have the time for that much action.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 12:39:56 AM
No, Brian, we certainly don't have that much time....

Have a good week.

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Let's talk to Ernest Small.

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Ernest, really nice effort from the defense this week. We may have lost, but we sent a message to Alabama that they have competition in this conference.

How do you think the defense did?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:41:32 AM
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They were who we thought they were...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 12:45:03 AM
Taking a page out of Coach Thought's playbook... I like it, Ernest. It shows that coach and the defense are getting along and working together.

You seem like a man of few words, so I won't take much of your time. Is there anything you'd like to discuss with me?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 12:46:37 AM
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No sir, we just can't let them off the hook.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on January 28, 2015, 04:02:45 PM
Absolutely, Ernest. Keep grinding. Keep pounding out there. You guys will get it done.

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I think we're set for the week. On to DC....

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast
Depth Chart: No Changes

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 02:03:49 PM
WEEK 2 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 04:18:53 PM
A win.... certainly feels a lot better than last week. All in all things were good this game.

We had a solid effort on offense. Not great by any means, but a good week. Brian Owen was fantastic once again, showing he's the best QB in the game. Kenneth Benjamin had another solid all-around week, and Joseph Dobbins was great at wideout again, along with providing a spark with a 61 yard kickoff return.

Defensively we did a really good job. We got good pressure on their QB, getting four sacks. We also played solid pass defense. Yes, they had 314 yards and 2 tds, but one of those tds was with 19 seconds left, and we were up 27-13 at the time. Neal did a great job at the safety position, picking up two interceptions. I liked how McClintock and Mullins played at corner as well, both having a number of tackles and multiple passes defended. This was a good game from our defense.

Now we move on to New Jersey. They may be 0-2, but they are a good team. We can't take them lightly out there. Keeping Spurgeon in check will be a key for our defense, and we need to keep playing well on offense to win all the games that we should, which to me is all of them.

Are there any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 04:27:28 PM
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What sort of punishment is Brian Owen facing after his threats of rape?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 04:31:42 PM
I will not take any action until all facts of this case have been revealed. From what I have heard of what happened, and at this point my knowledge is hearsay, it sounds like Brian was using one of his brash figures of speech, not actually threatening the young women. But as I said, I do not have firsthand knowledge of the situation at this time. It would be irresponsible of me to act before all the facts have been revealed....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 04:36:17 PM
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So you are saying that if drunk girls can not provide more information, you are content letting a potential sexual predator continue to play for this team?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 04:40:26 PM
I don't feel that it is right to punish a player before all the facts have come out. I'm not saying that there won't be any discipline in this case, but we need to make sure that the appropriate action is taken. I don't want to be too strict, and I don't want to be too lenient. To make sure that this situation is handled correctly we need to do our due diligence and use all information available.

Let's put it this way... if there is a video, I won't decide to not watch it like those in power in other places....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 04:48:52 PM
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What a win, too bad this Owen fiasco is taking over the headlines!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 04:51:26 PM
It was a good game, coach. Solid effort all around.

Before we talk about strategy and gameplay, I'd like your opinion on the Owen situation. Right now we don't have all the info in so I'm not acting right now. But, once we get all the info, if he did do something wrong... what would you do about it? You've got a long time in this game and I think your input is invaluable in this scenario.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 04:54:01 PM
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I guess it depends on how close to an action you think a threat is... The media will clearly expect a suspension.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 04:56:36 PM
I know, I know.... but we also know that Brian talks like that. If I truly believed that he really threatened them, and wasn't just talking like usual, I'd take swift action. This is going to be a tricky situation....

Let's get back to the game. I thought both sides of the ball looked good. We could probably get our running game going a little better, but the offense is looking good as a whole...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 04:59:16 PM
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Like you said, as a whole it's looking good, but I'm not overly impressed with anyone in the backfield. Benjamin shows flashes, but I'm thinking Amos is on the decline.  He didn't look like it in the offseason but I've noticed since training camp he's lost a step and he's just not getting it done, as you've noticed.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 05:04:06 PM
Yeah. He's a great leader for this team, and I don't want to make him mad, but it feels like Benjamin is the better player right now...

What are your thoughts on the defense? We got pressure, played good pass defense.... I was pleased, especially after the second half collapse against Alabama.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 05:06:59 PM
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The defense is looking good, I like what we are doing out there.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 05:09:29 PM
The fact that we're getting pressure on the quarterback with a low number of blitzes shows the talent of our guys. We can play coverage as you like, and we're hurrying the other offenses at the same time.

Before I get to the other coaches and the players, let's get back to the running back situation... Do we think about switching starters, or do we wait a little longer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 05:13:38 PM
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This week is the difference in a 2-1 start and a 1-2 start, do we risk the chemistry change, do we stay stagnant and have more run game failings... do we shake it up and roll the dice, or do we stay strong on our first gut instinct... that's for you to decide.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 05:19:30 PM
It's a tough call right now, coach. I'll have to talk to Amos before making the move yet.

I'll let you get back to prep, coach. Good job this week. I'll always feel good about wins....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 05:20:30 PM
COACH LEAVES
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 05:45:35 PM
Let's talk to Coach Slinger

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Coach, good win. Passing game is on point right now, but the running game needs work. From someone paying close attention to the offense each week, is the issue more about the running backs or our blocking?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 06:34:11 PM
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I'm not really sure, it's a combination of both right now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 07:52:05 PM
If we choose to start Benjamin do you think it would hurt his effectiveness in the passing game?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
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No, we could always sub him into one of the formations if we want to keep him as a solid receiving option.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 09:25:17 PM
Ok, coach. One more thing for this week...

I'd like your thoughts on the situation with Brian Owen...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 09:42:34 PM
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All I know is what I heard on the news...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 02, 2015, 11:19:34 PM
If what the news says is proven true, what would you do? I'm looking for some input from multiple sources...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 12:59:26 AM
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If he wanted to sexually assault those girls I'd suspend him indefinitely, there is no room for that in football, bad enough where I come from fuckin' your sister is ok, we can't say in Orlando pure rape is ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 12:20:42 PM
Strong take, coach, but I appreciate the honesty.

I really don't know what will happen, but I'd say have the other QBs prepared....

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Let's talk to Coach Thought.

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Coach, good game this week, and you didn't let them off the hook...

How'd you feel about the defensive effort?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 12:24:05 PM
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We played how I thought we'd play!  That's why we took the damn field!

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 02:18:20 PM
Definitely, coach.... and that's why you were hired. Your fire is rubbing off on the team, and it's paying dividends in our play. We got good work from our line, linebackers, and secondary. Good pressure up front, and good coverage in the back....

I don't see any need to shake things up right now. Do you agree?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 02:26:51 PM
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As long as they are who we think they are, and they dont let em off the hook!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 02:30:03 PM
Well said, Coach. Now, onto less enjoyable business...

I'm asking the entire coaching staff about the Brian Owen situation. What do you think of what happened, and if we determine he did do what he's accused of what do we do?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 02:31:37 PM
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WE DON'T LET HIM OFF THE HOOK!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 02:36:08 PM
Thank you for your input, coach. Have a good week.

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Let's talk to Ernest Small.

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Ernest, good game out of the defense this week. How are you feeling about it?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 02:43:56 PM
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They were who we thought they were, and we weren't about to crown their asses.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 02:50:13 PM
I love how you've adapted the same mentality of Coach Thought... It's great to see that our defensive captain and defensive coordinator are on the same page.

I guess I should ask you this as well as the coaches... What are your thoughts on the Brian Owen situation?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 02:51:43 PM
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It's a huge distraction at practice, and it's hurting how we take the field.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 02:56:59 PM
Understood, Ernest. We'll do what we can to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

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Darlene, would it be possible to set up a private meeting with the young women who have accused Brian? I'll meet them outside our facilities if they feel more comfortable, and let them know that I would like to hear their side of the story firsthand. If they are uncomfortable meeting me in person, let them know I understand and respect their decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 03:16:14 PM
YOU WALK OUTSIDE LATER THAT DAY TO MEET WITH THE WOMEN FROM THE BAR

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 03:26:12 PM
Ladies, thank you for meeting with me. I am Gravedigger, the general manager of the Orlando Stampede. I appreciate your willingness to meet, and assure you that I am not here to pressure you into getting a certain outcome to this situation. I want to know what happened from your side, and felt that speaking to you directly would be the best course of action to get the appropriate information.

If you don't mind, could you tell me, in your words, what happened with Brian Owen after our game this past weekend?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 03:33:53 PM
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So me and my sisters were out a the Bull Ring, right outside the arena and we were trying to stay away from the cholos so we went up to VIP... Thats when we saw Brian double fisting glasses of bubbly.



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We went over to him and told him we were huge fans and he was all like "I'm huge too." which was funny but like whatever right?  So he offers to buy our drinks for the night if we stay and party with him.... So of course we do.



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Well by the end of the night we are all smashed, I can't drive so I ask him to get us a cab and he says "the only ride I offer is in in my lap baby."  I was like "eww gross, you're not even hot."



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So I hear him and go to tell him we are leaving but he grabbed my wrist and said "You aren't going anywhere you little hole, I'm getting my fill tonight and you three are in for it!"




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Then he was like "I'm gonna rape you all over this city like you are the DC Cobras!" and he threw up a little bit... which was double gross.



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So after that I was like "Hey you creepy fucker, get away from us before I bear mace you!" and he was like "Fuck you whores!" and we ran to a cab to drive home... It was so traumatic.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 03:39:51 PM
Wow... I knew he used what could be called inappropriate language with me, but I never expected to hear anything like this. I am truly sorry that this happened to all of you.

I'm not trying to let Brian off the hook in any way, but I need to ask... Did you feel physically threatened by what happened, or did you think he was all talk. I'm sorry I'm asking, but I need all the facts before acting...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 03:45:11 PM



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He grabbed me, I was terrified... I don't think even a big check could make it all go away...



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 03:49:56 PM
I would never attempt a bribe to make this go away. I have respect for the Orlando community and all citizens.

If you were me, what would you do in this situation? I would like to know what you think.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 03:51:14 PM
THE GIRLS BEGIN TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE... REALIZING YOU WONT BUY THEIR SILENCE THEY FEAR YOU TOO WANT TO RAPE THEM.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 03:59:00 PM
Do you want me to buy your silence? Is that what this has been about?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:00:07 PM
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You think we can be bought?  I can't believe you!  It would take so much money for us to forget your quarterback is a raping pig!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 04:03:35 PM
I'm just trying to figure out this situation from all angles. What would you like to see happen?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:06:52 PM
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We are going to sue and press charges on him, he should be arrested, but we also are all girls trying to make a life for ourselves here, so we could make this go away for 3 million dollars.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 04:23:30 PM
I respect your decision if you pursue legal action, but the Stampede will not pay you 3 million dollars. I'm sorry for what happened, and I thank you for your time.

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I need to talk to one more person.

Can we speak to the club's security?

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Could you give me your account of what happened with Brian Owen this past weekend?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:25:51 PM
THE CLUB DECLINES YOUR QUESTIONS INFORMING YOU THAT THEIR MEMBERS IN VIP ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR PRIVACY.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 04:29:29 PM
I appreciate your stance, but keep in mind that you can be sued in this situation as well and having our team and the club on the same page could be beneficial for both sides. But if you choose to not speak to me, I will not pursue it beyond this point...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:33:31 PM
YOU CONTINUE SPEAKING TO THICK FLORIDA AIR, AS THE CLUB CLEARLY DECLINED, MEANING YOU NEVER GOT IN CONTACT WITH THEM TO BEGIN WITH.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 04:44:07 PM
If there's a lawsuit, I hope they get hit hard...

I guess it's time...

Let's talk to Brian Owen.

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Brian, I took my time with dealing with what happened because I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt. I even tried to talk to the club to see if they could clear you, but they declined to speak. The only evidence I have is against you at this point...

We are going to have to suspend you. I hate to do it, but I have no choice at this time. I don't know how long yet, but you will be sitting out of games starting this week...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:47:44 PM
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Ain't that a fucking dick in the ass!

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 04:51:20 PM
I know it sucks for you, but we have to act, Brian. It reflects badly on the entire league if we don't do this.

You are still our quarterback, and we need you to win a championship.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:53:31 PM
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So when am I getting back on the field?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 04:55:16 PM
I'm not sure yet, but I will make an announcement soon. This is tough on everyone.

I'll give you a heads up that you might get sued. One of the women told me that, so you should be prepared.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 04:58:01 PM
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My lawyer told me there might be an arrest, so I'm preparing to fight off those fuckers in the jail, I'm the one who does the fucking, I don't get fucked man.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 05:00:59 PM
Be careful, Brian. Fighting in jail could lead to assault charges on top of the current ones. Right now you should be ok, but if you rack up more charges you might be looking at prison time, plus there are some nasty bastards in there who could hurt you in a fight.

Keep your head down and get this thing done as quickly as possible... And be safe.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 05:04:49 PM
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BRIAN ACCEPTS YOUR ADVICE AND LEAVES WITH HIS HEAD DOWN.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 05:16:08 PM
That was not fun...

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Let's talk to Coach McFadden.

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Coach, I had to do it. Brian is going to be suspended.

Do we trust Estrada for now, or do we see what our rookie can do?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 05:22:42 PM
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Reggie is faster and has more arm strength, Mario has better brains and a lot more accuracy... but other than that they are probably about the same when it comes to being ready to start, which isn't quite there in my opinion.

What was Brian's story?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 05:25:08 PM
He never said anything to me about it. I didn't ask him outright, but when I told him about the suspension he didn't defend himself. I hope that wasn't an admission of guilt by omission...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 05:32:18 PM
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Well then, guess we're next man up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 05:35:22 PM
The other aspect is that, if he did do something, I didn't want him to have to lie to me. That would be worse down the line.

I'm leading Lawson right now, but I'll see what our former QB offensive coordinator thinks.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 05:41:01 PM
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Mississippi brags about Reggie's arm strength ever since working with him in camp.  He already told me he would prefer Reggie but doesn't care either way, he'll work what you want.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 06:27:35 PM
That's good enough for me. Let's go with Reggie.

Thanks for all your help this week, coach. It's been a tough one....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2015, 07:12:54 PM
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Definitely..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 03, 2015, 11:20:21 PM
Good luck this week, coach.

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Darlene, could you gather the media? I have to make a statement about Brian....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2015, 12:28:50 AM
THE MEDIA GATHERS LIKE A FLOCK OF HUNGRY SEAGULLS WAITING FOR THE TINY PIECES OF BREAD YOU HAVE IN YOUR POCKET.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 04, 2015, 02:43:13 PM
Hello again. This isn't a statement I wanted to ever make, but it is necessary. We are suspending Brian Owen.

The duration will be indefinite, with a minimum of two games. This isn't just about the criminal charges that have been levied against Brian. This is also about how he carries himself in public. Brian is a representative of our franchise, and as such he needs to be accountable for his actions, and needs to act in a manner befitting a captain of the Stampede. I am confident that Brian will come back from this situation better than ever, not only as a player, but as a man. He may have some issues with his language and using inappropriate speech, but deep down I believe him to be a good man and one we can support to the end.

Are there any questions?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2015, 03:34:41 PM
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Is the team considering releasing Brian Owen?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 04, 2015, 03:52:08 PM
I think that we need to see how this case unfolds before making any decisions that large. Brian could be acquitted in the near future, and it would be a shame to get rid of a player who could be found not guilty of all charges.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2015, 04:08:54 PM
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If he is indeed found guilty, is there a scenario where he could remain with the team?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 04, 2015, 10:44:27 PM
Yes, and it depends on the charges he would be guilty of and whether the sentence had any jail time. If he's convicted of some form of assault and sent to prison it may be hard to keep him on here. If the charge is disorderly conduct or some other misdemeanor, I do see us taking any more action than a suspension.

It's tricky, though, for me to be impartial in this. As you know, or at least it's public record, I spent a few months in jail while I was working at Code Red Wrestling. My bosses there could have fired me on the spot, and I honestly have no idea where I'd be today or what I'd be doing. But they gave me a second chance, and I've turned that into a positive outcome for myself, or at least I feel what I've become since has been a positive. So my own situation is something that will weigh into a final decision when it comes to be that time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 12:12:35 AM
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2 questions.


1. You said you DO see taking more action if it is a misdemeanor, what action would you take?

2. Is it true one of the victims was an african american girl?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 12:17:16 AM
To answer your first question, sir, I misspoke. I meant to say I do not see us taking any more action than a suspension if it ends up as a misdemeanor.

To answer your second question, when I spoke to the young women it did appear that one of them was an African American, but I didn't ask or try to confirm that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 12:28:46 AM
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In that case...

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 12:29:27 AM
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Has this team decided on a replacement for Owen during his suspension.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 12:30:47 AM
Yes, we have. But we have not informed him of our decision yet, so I think that it's best that it be done in person before we announce it to the public.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 12:36:20 AM
THE MEDIA THANKS YOU FOR YOUR TIME
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 12:38:41 AM
Ok, back to the office.

Let's have Reggie Lawson come in...

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Reggie, thanks for coming in. I wanted to speak with you because you are the starting quarterback for the Stampede while Brian is suspended. We feel you'll do a great job, and I want to be the first to congratulate you on getting your first professional start.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:06:03 AM
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Ha, it's about time I got my start, let Owen know he ain't gettin' this spot back man, you know?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:11:09 AM
Loving the confidence. Do you want to discuss anything while you're here?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:30:29 AM
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Na man, I'm ready to ball.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:04:16 PM
Good to hear, Reggie. Go get em.....

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Let's gather the team.

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Guys, I think we needed to have a team meeting so that I could address you guys. I didn't want to suspend Brian. I had to. We obviously want to win, but we have to uphold the integrity of the franchise, and the league as well. With him out, we are going with Reggie....

I wanted to talk to you guys about a press conference I remember from 1999. I know, a long time ago to you guys... anyway, Dick Vermeil was speaking to the media after his starting quarterback, Trent Green, got hurt, and said something that, at the time, seemed crazy, but turned out to transform the franchise he was coaching. He said...

"We are going to rally around Kurt Warner"...

I was like most of the people watching the footage. My response was simple. Who? Who the hell is this guy you're throwing in? Considering he won league MVP and Super Bowl MVP that season I'd say his team rallied around Kurt Warner. So I'm going to make a statement right now....

We are going to rally around Reggie Lawson.

While I have an immense amount of confidence in Reggie, I'm not expecting him to be the MVP this year. But he has the talent to lead this team on the field, and I believe he will show all of you that he has what it takes to be your leader out there.

We are going to rally around Reggie Lawson.

But this isn't only about Reggie. Every player on this roster has what it takes to make this team a winner. Our offense is a well balanced machine that will continue to produce. Our defense is playing at a high level, capable of carrying the team when needed. You are all producing for this team, and that is something we need going forward.

We are going to rally around Reggie Lawson.

Every game is a big one in football. We don't have as many games as basketball or baseball teams to get it done, so there is more of a life or death feel in football. But you guys can handle it. You are ready. You have the talent. Our coaches have gotten you to where you need to be, and you are all ready to step up and shine.

We are going to rally around Reggie Lawson.

A simple sentiment, but one that speaks volumes about each and every one of you. This is a trying week off the field for the Stampede, but on the field you'll make the organization, the fans, and most importantly yourselves proud with your effort and production. We may need to rally around a new quarterback, but this is a team. A team that will win as one. The time to get it done is now, gentlemen. Let's get this done...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:24:44 PM


THE TEAM BEGINS TO CHANT "REGGIE-REGGIE"
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:26:16 PM
Unleash hell out there guys...........

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Coach McFadden, a quick word...

I think we should hold off on running back changes for this week. Changing quarterbacks is a big enough deal for this week that we don't need to compound it with another change.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:28:37 PM
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Makes sense to me, we can look at that later if we need to, right now it's time to Rally Around Reggie.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:30:57 PM
Exactly. I'm happy the guys took that so well... Have a great game, coach.

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Time for action.

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast
Depth Chart: Reggie Lawson moves to starting QB

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:34:09 PM
WEEK 3 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:45:08 PM
Tough week... on and off the field.

Offensively we struggled a bit, but I think Reggie should hold his head high about this game. New Jersey is a good football team, and he went out and battled with them, even electrifying the crowd with a long touchdown run. When we ran the ball it was effective, but we just didn't get enough plays on offense to put up the points we needed to win.

Defense was solid again. They did a nice job of shutting down the running attack of the Dragons, but we could use a bit more pressure, similar to week two.

This was a trying game for all of us, so I don't think anyone should be singled out because we lost. We went through a huge change to our lineup this week, and the chaos may have shown on the field. But the guys battled out there, and I'm proud of the effort they showed.

This team is far from dead....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:48:21 PM
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If Brian Owen is to reach a plea deal or reach a settlement with his accusers, would you allow him back with this organization even with an admission of guilt?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:51:55 PM
It will be considered. The final judgment won't be made until the situation is resolved.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:54:22 PM
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38 passes and 7 runs not by your quarterback, is that a good strategy for a rookie QB in his first start? Should you dial back the pass plays a bit to take some pressure off of him?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 01:58:23 PM
That is certainly something I will discuss with the coaching staff. We had confidence in Reggie, and we still do, but we may have put too much on his shoulders for his first start.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 02:04:35 PM
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I think our boys played well considering the media circus, Reggie showed flashes, and his legs are dynamic.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 02:09:44 PM
He is a hell of an athlete.

Do you think we put too much of the gameplan on him? Would it be wise to ease him in a little more and run the ball, maybe going closer to 50-50 on play calls?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 02:14:46 PM
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I think so, nothing against him, but it will give our backs a chance to make a difference and get into a groove. If he starts to do better we could also slowly build him back up as a more featured piece.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 02:15:56 PM
Exactly. I don't have an issues with the defense this week. We did lose, but they had a lot of pressure on them as a group. What did you think of the effort?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 02:42:04 PM
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Across the board we played hard, I think the team is going to be fine as long as this Owen thing doesn't blow up any worse than it is, as long as Reggie plays decent and we can run the ball.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 02:51:59 PM
Agreed, coach.

Anything else you'd like to discuss?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 02:57:39 PM
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No, just be sure to include the strategy changes and % changes in your lock in..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 03:00:15 PM
Yes, coach. Thanks for the heads up.

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Let's talk to Coach Slinger.

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Coach, your boys worked hard this week, and all things considered I thought Reggie played a solid game.

What'd you think of the offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 03:09:11 PM
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He made some plays but he was sloppy with his two interceptions. The first one was in the 3rd quarter threw the INT at the NJ 42, they ran it back for 49 yards setting up a two play drive for a TD from our 9.  That hurt us, badly.

The thing I didnt like was that the next drive he threw 3 straight incompletions two broken up by Brackett and Botts, the last one just an over throw on a swing pass to Benjamin, the next drive he had a good pass to Dobbins for 22, ran for a loss of 3, had Botts break up the second down pass before hitting Zhang for 38... but then from the NJ 23 he threw a bad pick to Cantrell..

That three drive swing is what killed us.  Hopefully he learns from it and doesn't let himself get into those slumps like that in the future.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 03:15:56 PM
We should expect sone rookie mistakes, but you're right in saying that he should learn from it.

For right now Coach McFadden and I thought we should run the ball more to lessen the pressure on Reggie, maybe go 50/50 on play calls for now. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 03:20:16 PM
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You know me, I like to sling it, but it might make more sense to do what you're saying.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 03:22:17 PM
I love the passing game too, but I don't want to put too much pressure on him right now.

Did you see any other issues you'd like to discuss?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 03:24:43 PM
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Nope, just our star quarterback being arrested, but I don't want to talk about that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 03:43:23 PM
Me neither...

Have a good week, coach.

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Let's talk to coach Thought.

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Coach, tough week....

A lot of pressure was put on your defense this week, and you guys battled hard. What did you think of the effort?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 03:44:07 PM
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YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE THOUGHT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 03:46:26 PM
Did we let them off the hook, coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 03:49:54 PM
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COACH THOUGHT STORMS OUT OF THE OFFICE IN A DRAMATIC FIT OF RAGE.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 04:02:19 PM
Darlene, could you relay a message to Coach Thought?

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Coach, I apologize if I offended you. I meant no disrespect with my comments, and would like to know if you think we should address any potential concerns this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 04:03:43 PM
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He said don't call him back into the office again unless YOU have a suggest for a change.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 04:17:33 PM
That guy is intense...

Let's talk to Philip Amos.

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Philip, this was a tough week, but you guys battled hard on the field in the face of off-field adversity.

I've spoken with the coaching staff and we think getting you and Kenneth the ball more will benefit us right now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 04:22:43 PM
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Now we're talkin! Sounds good
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 04:25:44 PM
Reggie is talented, but we need you guys to help him out.

Have you noticed anything going on with the offensive guys? Anyone having an issue?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 04:26:57 PM
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Nothing outside of this media crap with Brian, the dude's innocent, I can feel it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 04:29:24 PM
I hope so.

I'll let you get back to work. Have a good game this week.

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Let's talk to Harry Ham

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Harry, I wanted to check in about the line. How are the boys doing, personally and play wise?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 04:39:23 PM
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We are all in a funk over the teams record... only Mac isn't showing any morale issues, we need to get back above .500
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 04:54:07 PM
You guys are working hard and that effort will pay off. Keep grinding out there.

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Let's talk to Mac Strong.

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Mac, as our line captain I wanted to check in with you.

What are your thoughts on the line so far this year?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 05:04:18 PM
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We are all in a funk over the teams record... We need to get back above .500
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 05:12:01 PM
I agree. This was an especially tough week with Brian's situation.

You think our starting line is still the right way to go?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 05:16:06 PM
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I'm no coach, I can't help you like that anymore man, I'm focused on being ready for the game, not who should start.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 05:19:57 PM
That's fair. Have a good week, Mac.

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Let's talk to Donald McClintock.

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Donald, as our defensive back captain I wanted to check in with you. I think you guys are playing hard and doing a good job.

How does our coverage look to you so far?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 05:24:22 PM
DONALD IS CONFUSED, VERY CONFUSED AS YOU CALL HIM IN TO ASK HIM HOW THE COVERAGE IS DOING AFTER SAYING THE COVERAGE IS GOOD...

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uh... good?



YOU REALIZE YOU MIGHT NEED TO CHANGE YOUR APPROACH AS IT HAS HISTORICALLY SHOWED A PATTERN OF DETERIORATING THE LONGER YOU WASH, RINSE, AND REPEAT.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 05:31:53 PM
Donald, I did complement you by saying I think the coverage unit had been good. But that's MY opinion.

I'd like to know what you think. It will help determine whether or not we need to make any adjustments.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 05:36:19 PM
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uh... good?



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 11:15:20 PM
Thanks, Donald. I'll let you get back to work.

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Darlene, could you please send this message out to all team members?

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Gentlemen, it seems as if some of you are getting frustrated by my management style. If my idea of involving all of you in team decision making, at least in a secondary manner, is bother you, then I apologize.

The reason I wanted to involve the team is that I want this franchise to have an atmosphere where everyone knows that their opinion matters. I don't want to create a dictatorship where my voice is the only one that ever matters. I may not agree or use all the ideas I get from all of you, but there will be times where your thoughts can help the team be successful. That is the culture I am trying to implement, but I may have gone too far into democracy for the true good of the team. You guys need time to work and prepare for the next game, and I took some of that time away from many of you.

If you guys want the weekly interaction to be more between me and the coaching staff, with a few quick conversations with captains, then that is how we will proceed. I may single a few of you out from time to time if you play a great game, but we can stop the meetings if that is what you'd like.

Again, I apologize if I've taken too much of your time, especially during the stressful period we are going through, on and off the field. I have the best interests of this franchise in mind, and am still optimistic that this is an Impact Bowl team.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 11:35:07 PM
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Boss, you miss the combined frustration of the team. 

It's not that you want to involve them in things, its that you want to involve them every week in nearly identical fashion, making it seem like you're some sort of robot on a computer.

The coaches do not have to be consulted each week on how the game went, you can ask me and if there are actual issues or concerns you can/should call the coordinators. 

You do not have to speak to the captains every week, they are their in case you do not feel like talking to other players, but they do not need to be checked in on every week unless there is some sort of issue needing to be addressed.

TL:DR

You don't have to and shouldn't follow a check list every week and talk to the same people about the same things.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 05, 2015, 11:41:56 PM
Understood, coach. I thought that it would be appreciated that I was trying to involve as many people as possible, but I do see where the angle of approach that I've taken would be taken in a negative manner. I appreciate you speaking up and giving me feedback on this subject.

Funny thing is that in the NBL, when we were in the first season, the players thought I didn't actually exist because I wasn't talking to them at all.... I guess I've gone overboard compensating for the lack of communication from those days.

While I have you here, coach, I have a strategy question. Along with switching our run/pass ratio to 50/50 should we slow down our tempo as well? I know some coaches prefer to slow the game down when running the ball, but I like the idea of keeping our play level high. Where do you fall on this subject?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 12:00:26 AM
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I like our tempo where it is, I think we can run the ball effectively and overwhelm the defense, similar to the system Baylor employs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 06, 2015, 12:02:36 AM
Good. I was hoping you'd say that. And thank you again for your input earlier. The better we run things behind the scenes, the better the team will play.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 12:05:46 AM
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Agreed. Don't worry about not talking to people, just make sure when you talk to them you have something to talk about.

I better get back to practice.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 06, 2015, 12:14:40 AM
Of course, coach. Have a good week of preparation.

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I think that's it for the week...

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Fast
Depth Chart: No Changes
Strategy: Change run/pass ratio to 50/50

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2015, 10:15:24 PM
WEEK 4 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 08, 2015, 10:50:17 PM
Tough one.... I can make this quick and easy.....

We can't turn the ball over 5 times. We lost by 8 points, so that was the obvious key to the game. Running game was good, defense played hard, but we can't get picked off 5 times and win games. That's too much to overcome....

Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2015, 11:58:13 PM
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What do you think of the news about the Brian Owen case?  ...also is there any way to fix the pass game without Owen?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 12:02:29 AM
Hopefully we can sit down with Brian's representation and see where he's at this week.

As for the passing game, I think it is fixable. It didn't look very good this week, but I think our quarterbacks both have potential to be contributors in this league.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 10:29:17 AM
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With Reggie doubtful due to his hand injury, will you bring in a free agent to work as a starter or backup to Estrada, or will you roll the dice and play 1 QB?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 03:07:21 PM
It's a tough scenario. We'd love to have good QB depth each week, but we'd have to cut someone to get another QB, and that would hurt our depth somewhere else.

I'll have to talk with Coach McFadden to see if he has a preference, but personally I'd probably roll the dice on one QB if Lawson isn't ready to go.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:10:16 PM
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Would you consider speaking with the commission in order to get an exemption for Brian Owen while he is on suspension to possibly open an extra roster spot?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 03:15:37 PM
It's not something I had considered, but we might need to go with some out of the box thinking while Brian is out of the lineup...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:19:51 PM
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Whoa... 5 interceptions, people are lucky I don't have the ability to cut players sometimes.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 03:22:09 PM
That was rough, coach. And now It looks like we're down to one healthy quarterback.

Do you think we should figure out a way to add another guy to the team, or do we ride out the storm right now?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:30:05 PM
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If Reggie can't play and Estrada goes down we'd have to put someone else at QB, we might need to find a way to put one on the roster, but that's your call.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 03:34:34 PM
Yeah, we probably need to pick someone up. I'll check in with Brian and his lawyers as well to see how his situation is going. It'd be great to get that cleared up quickly....

If we do go for another quarterback, who would you look at cutting?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:37:23 PM
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One of our tackles.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 03:44:02 PM
Offensive or defensive? My first thought when trying to find a players was one of our backup DTs because we're playing a 3-4, but you are the one who has to coach the team so I want you to have who you want out there if we cut a guy.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:47:08 PM
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Cutting our 3rd DT would work.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 03:52:12 PM
Yeah, I think that's the way to go.

On a good note our running game looked good this week. I can't complain too much about the overall effort. We lost by 8 with 5 turnovers. If we cut those out we win that game.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:57:39 PM
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Agreed, things went well besides those damned INTs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 04:02:09 PM
I'm going to cut down on the conversations this week, coach. Do you of any players that might have an issue they'd like to discuss? Otherwise I'll leave them alone this week...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 04:14:12 PM
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I'll leave you with this... I think DC's starter last year, Allen Ayala might be a good fill in for us while we wait to get Brian back.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 04:21:25 PM
That was my first though as well.

Thanks for the info, coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 09:26:54 PM
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You're welcome.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 09, 2015, 11:17:21 PM
I'll go get the QB thing sorted out....

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Can we get the lead counsel for Brian Owen on the line?

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Hello. I was wondering if we could get an update on the case, and whether or not Brian will be returning to the field anytime soon...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 05:58:16 PM
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I am not at liberty to discuss the case at this time.

...As for when Brian can play again, you suspended Brian, you decide his fate in that regard.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 10, 2015, 06:07:50 PM
Can you answer whether you expect a resolution to the case in the near future, or will it take more time?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 06:12:40 PM
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The trial is scheduled for two weeks from now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 10, 2015, 06:30:49 PM
Thank you for the information. I know you were as helpful as you could be. In case I need to contact you in the future, do you mind telling me your name?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 06:42:57 PM
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Benjamin Snyder, at your service.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 10, 2015, 07:07:25 PM
Thank you for your time Mr. Snyder. I know you must be a busy man. Brian is in good hands.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 07:18:02 PM
THE LAWYER HANGS UP AND GETS BACK TO HIS CASE
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 10, 2015, 07:33:52 PM
Nice guy. I guess all lawyers aren't assholes...

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Can we get the Commissioner's office on the line?

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Mr. Commisioner, I was wondering if there were any exceptions in terms of the cap or roster size when it comes to filling a spot when another player is suspended....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 07:47:41 PM
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GM Gravedigger, the league has been very concerned with the situation that we have seen unfolding here in Orlando. 

We were pleased that you acted quickly to suspend Mr. Owen which reflected well on the league with everyone but the player union.  We do not have a salary or roster exemption for suspended players, but due to the legal nature and ramifications of Mr. Owen's alleged actions we do have a league exemption list which Mr. Owen could be placed on during this investigation.

If you wish to file for the roster exemption simply inform the league office via official paperwork. Once the paper work is filed Mr. Owen will resume being paid by the league, but you will regain his salary and roster spot until he is returned to eligable status at which time you would need to insure you had roster space for him or he would be forced to be released, leaving your team on the hook for 50% of his salary for the length of his contract.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 10, 2015, 07:52:34 PM
Thank you for the prompt response, and I appreciate that the league
supports our actions.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 08:07:32 PM
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Not a problem, good luck with your players legal case, and please continue to remember that the league has a close eye on this, as it effects more than just your team. 

Contact us any time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 11, 2015, 11:19:48 PM
Will do.

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Let's get Drew Leventhal  on the line.

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Drew, as you probably know we have some Quarterback issues right now here in Orlando, and we'd like to bring in your client, Allen Ayala. I was surprised no one signed him in the offseason, but it could work out very well for us.

Because we are unsure how long Allen would be a starter for us, we'd like to do a one year deal, and due to salary cap restrictions that will come into play once Brian Owen is reinstated we can't offer as large a deal as you may have expected during the offseason.

We would like to offer Allen a 1 year, 1 million deal to come in here and play. I know the offer seems low, but it's more than he'll make sitting out the year, and it will be another chance for him to showcase his skills to the league and hopefully get a longer term deal next year, whether it is here or elsewhere. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2015, 08:17:13 AM
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We would need 1MM fully guaranteed, we're talking "1MM even if you cut us."
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 12, 2015, 01:13:25 PM
Absolutely, Drew.

The 1 million is fully guaranteed. We've got a deal.

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Let's meet with Allen.

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Allen, welcome to Orlando. We brought you in to have you start for us for the foreseeable future.

Are you comfortable jumping right in, or do you need some extra practice reps to get to know our offense better?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2015, 01:24:16 PM
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I'm ready to roll, I've already started looking at the playbook, it's not all that different from what we ran last year in DC.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 12, 2015, 01:57:19 PM
Great. I feel bad for how things have gone for you. If we needed to fill a QB spot last offseason we absolutely would have given you a call. I don't know why anyone else didn't. But now you're here, and I know you'll give us everything you've got out there.

Give them hell, Allen. Have a good week.

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Let's talk to Coach McFadden again.

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Coach, I just wanted a quick conversation before we lock in for the week.

With Allen at QB do you think we should keep the 50/50 playcalling philosophy that we used last week?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2015, 01:59:44 PM
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I would, at least for now, he might feel ok with the playbook but until he really knows it I'd keep it balanced.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 12, 2015, 02:02:51 PM
Sounds good, coach. I think that's it for the week.

Let's get a win.

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast
Strategy: No Changes
Depth Chart: Allen Ayala is starting Quarterback

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 09:14:40 AM
 
WEEK 5 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 14, 2015, 02:30:08 PM
I'll be quick this week... We played hard, but came up short.

We played St. Paul as tough as anyone in this league, and had a lead with a minute left... but we lost. That's what matters in the end.

Allen Ayala played a good game for us. I was impressed with how he stepped into our lineup and directed the team. Given more time he could be a big time asset for us.

1-4 is not where we expected to be. We're playing close games, but still losing them. That's what's important. We have to start winning some games or it could be a long season...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 02:35:45 PM
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Any idea how long Brian will be on the Exempt list?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 14, 2015, 02:37:55 PM
From what I understand he goes to court this week, and how the initial hearing go will determine when he will be back on a football field.

I don't have any more information than the media at this point....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 02:45:18 PM
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Even though you lost, you forced 3 interceptions, how big were those plays by Neal, Zepeda, and Mullins?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 14, 2015, 02:49:28 PM
They were very big. The Lynx are a great team, and both sides of the ball played tough, but we made  some great plays on the defensive side.

Another great thing about those plays is that they were made by guys who are 22, 23, and 24... We have young talent on defense that will help us for years to come.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 03:26:15 PM
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Is this a lost season?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 14, 2015, 03:31:55 PM
No. A few plays here and there, even with our starting quarterback out, and we would be 4-1. The key to the rest of the season is making those plays, and battling back to get a playoff spot. It will be a very tough hill to climb at this point, but we are still in the hunt...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 03:40:10 PM
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I saw some good things this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 14, 2015, 04:20:08 PM
I agree, coach. We played the Lynx as hard as anyone all year.

How'd you like what you saw from Ayala?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 04:27:02 PM
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He didn't turn the ball over against that defense, I liked that a lot.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 14, 2015, 04:39:31 PM
That is impressive. Would be nice to see him make more plays.

If we need to address anything this week I think it's our offensive line. Do you know of any free agents that could help us? Our run and pass blocking was subpar this week...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2015, 09:29:54 AM
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Jermaine Howes is a 26 year old 3 time pro bowler that people have just ignored... He'll be expensive, but he's a dominant pass protector and a very good run blocker. He can play Guard or Tackle.

Most everyone else is either good at one thing and not the other, bad at both, or not an upgrade over what we have.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 15, 2015, 02:38:58 PM
That sounds great, coach. Do you have a suggestion on who we should cut? I'm thinking Galindo because we play the 3-4 and we would still have 2 DTs...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2015, 03:08:06 PM
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Up to you boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 15, 2015, 03:16:27 PM
Ok, coach. I personally don't think cutting Galindo will hurt us at all on the field. After I go make a deal I'll talk to you about strategy and the offensive line positioning.

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Let's talk to Anthony Campanelli

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Anthony, how are things?

I'm calling in regards to your client, Jermaine Howes. I can't believe not only our scouting department, but the rest of the league missed him as well. I guess those of us who are new GMs and don't have access to the past pro bowl rosters and award winner lists are shooting in the dark sometimes....

We'd love to bring in Jermaine and immediately start him on our line. Would he like a short term deal so he can look for a bigger deal in the offseason, or would he like a longer term deal right now?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2015, 03:46:15 PM
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Tell you what, you should really look at the HIFL archives sometime, its full of things like pro bowl rosters, award winners, and record books..

We'll sign for 10MM on the spot.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 15, 2015, 03:51:16 PM
Even with Brian Owen on the Exempt list we can't afford that.... but then again I deserve that response based on previous interactions where GMs didn't make an initial monetary offer. You agents keep us on our toes....

Would Jermaine take 3 million for the rest of this season?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
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No, we're pretty set on no less than 9.75MM for this year.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 15, 2015, 03:57:32 PM
Ok, Anthony. I could go to 4 million, but I can't come close to your offer.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2015, 06:31:58 PM

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Well then, Fuggetaboutit.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 15, 2015, 06:46:15 PM
I respect you trying to get the absolute best for you client, Anthony. If I can figure out a way to get you guys more money and not have to fit the roster if Brian Owen comes back then I will contact you again.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to our offer today.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2015, 08:56:17 AM
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Fuggetaboutit.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 16, 2015, 03:26:44 PM
Have a good one, Anthony.

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Let's talk to Coach McFadden again.

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Coach, is there anyone else that you think could help us? I'd give Howes the money if we knew Owen wasn't coming back, but if he does we'd have to cut 19.5 million in salary to keep Howes, or cut him along with 9.75 million in other salary... in other words we'd have to gut our team if Brian comes back....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2015, 06:34:22 PM
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Ah, okay.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 16, 2015, 07:01:51 PM
Having a guy with his talent would be huge...

Did you have your eye on anyone else?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2015, 07:17:31 PM
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Not really, my utters are running dry.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 16, 2015, 08:13:37 PM
Understandable, coach.

I think that's it for now. Have a good night.

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Darlene, have their been any updates in the local media about Brian's case?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2015, 08:25:20 PM
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Nope, probably something we'll hear about on ESPN after our game this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 17, 2015, 02:32:20 PM
Ok....

I don't think there's much else to discuss until we know where Brian stands...

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast
Rotation/Strategy: No changes

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 11:07:55 PM
 
WEEK 6 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 17, 2015, 11:15:20 PM
Feeling a lot better this week....
 
That was a hard fought win. Our guys played tough football and got the job done. Offensively it wasn't an explosion of points, but we didn't turn it over, ran well enough to control the ball with our running game, and made enough plays to win the game.

Defense was tremendous, only giving up 10 points... with 7 of them late in the game. I want to single out Billy Zepeda this week. This kid is a tackling machine out there, and as a rookie has meshed well with the veterans out there. Our front line played well, helping our secondary force two turnovers. Really nice game on the defensive side.

As for other business, it seems like Brian is back with the club going forward, but we need to speak to the league first to make sure he's eligible to return to action. I don't think the league will have any additional punishments for Brian, but I won't know until I speak to them.

Are there any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 11:24:32 PM
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Is Owen going to face additional punishment from this organization, and is it true he paid off the witnesses, possibly obstructing justice?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 17, 2015, 11:26:36 PM
I don't know of any negotiations that may have taken place outside of court, but if he came to a settlement of some sort that is his legal right.

As for additional punishments, I don't think it's fair of us to punish him when charges are dismissed. We would be punishing him based on speculation, not on facts presented in court.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 11:29:31 PM
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Now that was a win, BOOM!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 17, 2015, 11:33:15 PM
Great effort, coach. The team played hard, smart football. I really liked seeing that we didn't turn the ball over.

I need to check in with the league about Brian, but if they clear him he's back on the field as far as I'm concerned...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 11:36:43 PM
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Alright, gives us the best chance to win.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 17, 2015, 11:39:23 PM
If Brian is back on the field should we go back to our 65/35 pass/run ratio?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 11:41:25 PM
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I don't think so, I like what we're doing right now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 17, 2015, 11:42:33 PM
Ok, coach. It might be best to ease him back into action.

I think that's about it for this week... anything on your end?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 12:03:07 AM
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We just need to keep playing hard.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 12:16:08 AM
Agreed. Good work this week, coach. Keep it up.

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Can we get the commissioner's office on the line?

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Mr. Commissioner, now that Brian's case is dismissed we'd like to reinstate him to active status for our next game. However, I wanted to check in with you to see if the league would like any additional punishments imposed on Brian before we proceed with activating him...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 12:49:04 AM
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We are currently investigating things on our own, and will not impose further discipline at this time, but we do reserve the right to do so at a later date if any wrong doing is found.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 12:50:02 AM
That is more than fair from my perspective. Thank you for your time this evening.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 12:57:04 AM
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Thank you for your understanding, please send us the paper work to officially reinstate Mr. Owen and be sure your roster is up to the leagues requirements.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 03:46:19 PM
We will be within the salary cap of the league by the time we lock in.

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Let's bring in Brian Owen.

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Brian, hopefully this is all over. The league is going to do an investigation, but for now you are cleared to play... and play you will. You are starting this week.

How's it feel to be back to football?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 04:22:26 PM
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Feels like tight sorority pussy, it feels damn good.



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Sir you made terrible mistake.  Once the regular season begins, teams must remain within the budget constraints at all times... remember when GM Pancho in the NBL signed an extra player and completely ruined his season? ...Same thing, basically.  Since you did not insure our budget had room for Mr. Owen before reinstating him, we are now 500K over the salary cap, the commissioner is once again on the line to discuss the consequences for our failure.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 04:27:17 PM
Fantastic....

Hello Mr. Commissioner. A rule is a rule. I understand and will obviously abide by whatever you deem to be a fair punishment in this case. May I ask what they will be?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 04:42:47 PM
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There will be a $5MM dollar cap reduction for this team for the remainder of this season and for next season.

Please make the proper roster moves to set your cap number to $120MM before you leave for the game this week. We will also be informing Mr. Adores that he will be fined 750K as well.

Please avoid these mistakes in the future.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 04:52:16 PM
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Let me also add that due to this situation, you are permitted to use your off-season amnesty clause, but it will no longer be available to you in the off season.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 05:08:11 PM
Understood. Thank you for promptly letting me know so that I can quickly solve the issue.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 05:47:02 PM
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Good day.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 11:27:00 PM
Man this sucks....

Let's call in the coaching staff...

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Gentlemen, I let you down. I let the players down, and I will let them know. I let the fans down, and I will let them know as well. But first I needed to address the leaders of our team, and that is all of you.

If you have lost faith in my leadership as General Manager, I understand. In fact, if any of you chose to leave for another opportunity I would understand that as well. However, I don't want any of you to leave. I want us, as a group, to fight through these poor decisions and give every Stampede opponent hell, week in and week out.

I appreciate you coming in here, and welcome comments from all of you....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 11:45:15 PM
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None of us are happy about this, but we are under contract and plan on honoring those contracts.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 11:46:39 PM
I appreciate that, coach. You are men of honor.

As for the moves we now have to make.... I don't know yet, coach....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 11:50:11 PM
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Anything we do is going to hurt, bad... it's on you to decide where we slice.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 18, 2015, 11:52:58 PM
I know... I know...

And every thing I try to do, every move that will make our team weaker... I know it's all my fault. You guys don't deserve this....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2015, 12:20:43 AM
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The fans don't deserve it, the players don't deserve it, we don't deserve it, the owner doesn't deserve it... what ever we do, we need to do it and try to get this ship right as soon as possible, this type of dark cloud is only going to drive more and more fans away, just when things looked better with Owen's case...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 12:09:33 AM
Still work to do....

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Can we get Amber Molina on the line?

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Ms. Molina, from speaking with GM Gooch I understand that you had a potential deal in place to lower Philip Gonzales' salary before releasing him, allowing him to enter free agency and have the flexibility to choose his future as he sees fit...

Is that something your client is still interested in?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 12:32:52 AM
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No, that was a one time offer we took off the table weeks ago.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 12:34:56 AM
Ok. I appreciate your prompt response.

Due to salary cap concerns I am using the Amnesty Clause on your client. I believe it works out for him because he'll be paid.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 12:42:09 AM
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Enjoy your short stay in Orlando hun.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 12:44:40 AM
Good chance of that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 01:01:51 AM
Let's get Mike Maker on the phone.

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Mike, first things first.... I need to apologize to you. I released one of your clients based on a mental error in the preseason. That was a mistake, but it still cost one of your guys a job. I am truly sorry for that series of events.

As you may know I'm struggling to work within the constraints of the league right now, but I am ready to do this job as it's needed to be done, and that's why I called you...

I need to sign a running back, and I saw that your client, Charles Clark, is a free agent. I know you don't like me, and I get it. But I have 1 million to offer a running back and I think Charles could be a good player for this team. It's probably not the amount of money he wants to make, but it's something. This way he won't be sitting out the season, and 1 million in the pocket is quite a bit better than zero...

Would it be possible for you to set aside your well-deserved disdain for me and make a deal for Charles?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 01:09:24 AM
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Like I said before... You don't have the money to sign my worst client,  You ass.


MIKE MAKER HANGS UP, AGAIN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 01:13:15 AM
Ok.... I guess Mike didn't care for what I had to say...

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Let's talk to Scott Forrest.

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Mr. Forrest, I need to sign a running back here in Orlando. Your client, Harold Connors, is a free agent. Would he take 1 million for the rest of the season?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 01:17:17 AM
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You got a deal.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 01:17:50 AM
Thank you, sir. Have a good evening.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 01:21:43 AM
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You too.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 01:23:17 AM
He's a nice guy....

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Let's talk to Coach McFadden.

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Coach, we don't need to get into the trade right now. We can do that later.

What I wanted to ask about is the fact that we have 4 QBs on the roster right now. I think we should release one of them, and I'm leaning toward Estrada. What do you think of that plan?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 01:25:15 AM
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Ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 01:28:01 AM
I think that's the best move to make.

I guess while you're here I'll ask you about the trade.....

Trading Barclay wasn't something I planned on, but I've noticed that he only had 1 tackle in the last two games so he's hasn't been a key player as of late. Plus grabbing Back should be a big time move for us. We have two of the best wideouts in the game now, and with Brian coming back we should have a potent offense.

At least that's my two cents on the matter....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 01:50:25 AM
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Time will tell.  Barclay was getting a lot of double teams which helped our linebackers.  Back is a phenomenal talent, hopefully it transitions to the HIFL.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 02:13:42 AM
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GM Gravedigger, may I ask what you have done to my franchise this week?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 02:19:11 AM
Sir, I can't give you a good answer. I think I've violated every cap and trade rule the league has to offer, and I have no reason for any of it...,

It won't take me long to clear out my things is thats where this is going. I want to work in this league, but you deserve so much better than you're getting, and my horrendous work comes after you showed faith in me. If you'd like me gone I will leave with no ill will and a very clear understanding of why it has come to be....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 02:26:45 AM
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As much as it pains me to do this Mr. Digger, we have to terminate you.  I was willing to look the other way when you violated the cap because of the loyalty you showed us when you decided to stay here and not go to Oakland, but this last trade bungle where you have given a way a mid round draft pick for absolutely nothing... that is just showing that your tendency for mistakes is not limited to the one isolated incident. 

It does truly pain me to do this, but it is time to put you on the street.


Good luck in your future, I do believe you will have a future in this league, but unfortunately it will not be here in Orlando.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 02:42:54 AM
Thank you for the opportunity. I apologize for letting you, the coaching staff, the players, and the fans down. Good luck the rest of the season.

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Darlene, before I go could you connect me to the Commissioner's office?

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Mr. Commisioner, as you will soon find out I have been terminated by Orlando due to my repeated violations of league rules. There is one, however, I'd like to discuss with you.

I am asking you to change your ruling on the 5 million cap penalty. That was my mistake. The Stampede franchise doesn't deserve to pay for my mistakes, especially when I won't be there.

If you could reduce or eliminate the cap penalty then I think you would be making a fair move for a group of people who broke no rules. The violator is no longer there...

I think the fairest thing to do would be to levy a penalty on me. What that is would be up to you, but make sure the guilty party pays for their crime, not the innocent.

I appreciate you hearing me out and hope you consider my request.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 02:48:58 AM
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I appreciate your noble efforts, but Mr. Adores and I have discussed and come to a resolution on the future penalty.  Brian Owen has been released and the remaining money the team saved this year on his contract will now pay next years fine before it happens, cancelling it out.

Thank you for your call and good luck in the future.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Gravedigger on February 20, 2015, 02:52:08 AM
I would appreciate it if you would reconsider the decision and return the money to the team, but if it's final then I guess I called too late.

Good luck with the rest of the season. It's a great league.

Have a good evening.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 02:52:39 AM
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AUTOLOCK REMAINDER OF SEASON 5
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2015, 04:09:42 PM
WEEK 7 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2015, 05:27:18 PM
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We here at Orlando are disappointed in what has transpired over the past seven weeks.  From the terrible accusations against Brian Owen to the terrible management by GM Gravedigger... we promise to make amends for what has been a terrible fifth season for this franchise.  We will bring a competent GM for Season six, and the evaluation process begins now..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2015, 02:04:57 AM
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The Orlando Stampede are looking for a GM for season 6... apply now!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: TyTy on March 15, 2015, 11:20:57 PM
I'm not going to mince words here at all.

I'm pissed off.

I was passed over one opportunity in the hifl without being considered. I was passed over a second while in the room without a chance to respond. There's a team in this league that claims to represent my people but acted and treated me today in a way that shows that they have no respect for the proud Indian. They are not warriors, I am.

My competence of a leader is never in question. I am proud of what I would have accomplished in nbl and I know my team would have contended had that league not folded. The question is here and now. My pride has been stomped on. I must crush my opponent to regain it.

I'm going to lead this team to the playoffs. I will win the championship. This is not in question. The other gms will rue not hiring me.

I start next season. Be prepared for this team to become as successful as it always should have been.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 16, 2015, 09:33:12 AM
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Umm... who are you?..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: TyTy on March 16, 2015, 01:19:51 PM
I am Israel Wright aka TyTy. The stampedes next general manager.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: TyTy on March 16, 2015, 01:20:26 PM
I am Israel Wright aka TyTy. The stampedes next general manager.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 16, 2015, 01:26:46 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: TyTy on March 16, 2015, 03:01:08 PM

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 16, 2015, 06:29:27 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: TyTy on March 17, 2015, 01:33:34 AM
GM TyTy looks around a fails to see any other applicants to this positio

"Gee, I don't seem to be the joke here"
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2015, 09:42:02 AM
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Get the hell out of my office you little shit.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: TyTy on March 17, 2015, 10:43:53 AM
"You will rue this day. Next time we meet, you will be on your knees begging me to return. For now though, bathe in your failures. There is a curse on you and on this organization."

TyTy turns and leaves. Omininoiusly yet awkwardly.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2015, 09:27:34 PM
(EDDIE CALLS AND LEAVES A MESSAGE)

Good Evening Mr. Adores, I am very interested in your current opening. First let me start by saying that I have also showed interest in the San Antonio position. I am actually down in San Antonio as I leave this message. Both positions at this time are very intriguing to me for very different reasons. To not go to much into detail about another team, my one of my sole interest is the fresh start and new challenge of being the first manager of an expansion team. Now, my sole interest in Orlando is the mere challenge to bring Orlando back to it's past glory it enjoyed in season 3 and season 4. I know the Stampede have come close many times being dispatched in the Semi Finals twice. I want to be the one who puts this team over. Now, beyond all else, I applied for this position and was beat out by Gravedigger, Now that he has failed, I would like to continue what I set out to do. Let me once again prove I am the better man for the Job. If you would like me to come in, I would take a red eye and get started right away. But before I leave any potential incoming offers I might receive from San Antonio I would like to know that I have done enough in this message to lead the stampede to Greatness.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2015, 08:56:30 AM
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GM Phoenix, I regret not giving you the chance last season after seeing what GM Gravedigger did this season.  Fly out here and we will talk, I have a good feeling about this one.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 19, 2015, 09:34:26 PM
Got off the red eye, got caught in traffic, but here I am. So first and for most, how are you today Mr. Adores and thank you for once again giving me the opportunity at a chance of a lifetime?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2015, 11:34:46 PM
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I'm doing just fine Mr. Phoenix, thank you for flying overnight to come out and interview. Just a few questions for you based on our current roster...

1. Do you value an accurate QB or a Strong Armed QB, and how does their ability and/or desire to scramble effect your decision making at the QB position?

2. What is the most important position on the team to build your team around, outside of quarterback, in your opinion?

3. If we have the first pick in the draft, do you feel better drafting the top player available or trading down to add more pieces to the team?

4. What style of play do you prefer?

5. What makes you the best candidate to be our next General Manager?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 20, 2015, 04:10:49 PM
When it comes to Qb I would much rather have an Accurate Qb with an above average arm who can dissect a defense and is cool under pressure who stays in the pocket. Having some wheels doesn't hurt but he has to know that his wheels are for an immediate evasion to one side or another to buy him time until his receivers get open or if he needs a yard or two. He doesn't need to become the offense he needs to let the offense mature and let the play develop.

The second most important piece outside of quarterback I would say is Linebacker. A dominating Linebacker can cause havoc to the offensive line causing confusion on the other side of the ball. He can change the offensive game plan and be a force to stop any running game. He would also keep opposing QB's worried.

If I had my choice of a top tier player or trading down to fill holes, well it depends what we need. Obviously if we have a gaping hole we need to fill and we can fill it with a top tier player then I think acquiring that player can attract those role players we need to come to us regardless. Now if we are good in the most important positions and we need to add depth. Well I think Obviously we should trade down but only if we can acquire the right amount of pieces needed that would help us and make sense of trading a top tier athlete.

The style of play I prefer would be High impact, A nice solid defense, a fast moving defense, exotic blitzes, amoeba formations, a defense that can keep the opposing offense guessing. On the offense side of the ball, a High powered passing game with a combination running back by committee to give them rest.

Well, besides all the stuff you can here from everyone else; driven, Smart, intelligent...all true of myself also but one thing differs, I am here to make the most of my second chance and show the HIFL what they have been missing. Loosing the opportunity to join your organization the first time to Gravedigger really stung so I don't see this as trying to prove anyone wrong, I see that as a chance to prove me right, that I can do this. I have learned from my past mistakes. My mistakes have made me a better man, a more experienced man. How many men can say they are dedicated to your dream. It just so happens that your dream is collated with my mission, Winning a championship. I can tell you why I would be the best I can only show you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 21, 2015, 01:42:05 PM
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Welcome to Orlando Mr. Phoenix, don't make me regret this decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 01:07:23 AM
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THE MEDIA AWAITS YOUR INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT AND YOUR ESPN NEWS STORY...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 23, 2015, 06:58:10 PM
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THE MEDIA CONTINUES TO WAIT FOR YOUR INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 25, 2015, 08:12:12 PM
(Eddie Walks on stage, prim and prepped with a bottle of water)

(Taps the Mic)

Eddie:First let me apologize for my tardiness. First I would like to thank you those of you who stood, I would like to thank
Mr. Adores for making this possible. I was in the back and lost track of time. I must have went through 10 index cards trying to write something good for you guys. I ultimately decided to screw the cads and come straight form the heart. So here it is, A lot of you know me from my prior managerial experiences down in New Orleans. Some of you know me for my colorful past in the ring. The one thing you don't know about me is my desire to succeed. My desire to be the best and most importantly my desire to quiet the critics. So, here I am, in Orlando. See, I'm not here on vacation, I am not here to see the Iconic mouse in the castle. I am here to see what I can do with this franchise so that we can visit the mouse together at the end of the season. I am here to win with this franchise. To me, this is a second chance and not many people can say they get those. See, in my world, there are no second chances, in my world there are no strike three's. This is it and you can be sure that this team will go on that field and represent the Stampede organization, represent Mr. Adores and most importantly represent the fans and become winners once again. So, this is the time we start building this franchise up again. We have a solid foundation and some real talent that I cannot wait to get started and see them out on the field. But I'll slow down and take it step by step, so first step, questions, if you have questions, fire away, if not, I would like to get started on building you a winner.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 25, 2015, 10:39:02 PM
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Mr. Phoenix, I am Darlene Abusah, but you can call me Darlene.

I am your secretary and you should know how I can help you by now.  We have lost our head coach, John McFadden.  He elected to chase the money and sign a record setting contract with the San Antonio Fucktards run by our former GM who screwed us so badly in the first place.

..go figure, right?

So anyways yeah, we need a head coach.  Once we get our head coach we can go ahead and lock in.

Once all teams in the league are locked in we will unlock and start our business with our own free agents who we have protected, which can be found in the EXCLUSIVE FREE AGENCY board.  That book has the players we can negotiate with before the unrestricted free agency begins. 

If you have any questions, fire them my way.


Good luck.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 26, 2015, 09:06:33 AM
Thank you Darlene, if Coach Michael Campbell and Leo Sanders have not signed with anyone yet, can you please call them in to interview for our head coaching vacancy. Set the interviews for about an hour apart. Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 26, 2015, 09:09:08 AM
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Hello, I'm Michael Campbell.  I made FSU a defensive powerhouse. Before that I spent 10 years in Denver and 5 years in Washington.  I've had great running backs in my past, but defense is what I hang my hat on..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 26, 2015, 09:23:44 AM
That's great to hear Mr. Campbell because we allowed the fourth most points against last year while ranking ninth in scoring so we will need a bit more balance, but I do understand the need for a stout defense and that is why I called you in. I realized that you are defense first, I also realize you have 25 years experience which I too can take from so let me ask you, If you are hired I will be looking for some advice going into the draft, would you be able to offer such advice?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 26, 2015, 09:28:05 AM
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I definitely am a coach that wants to have some input on personnel decisions, so yes. I'd be chiming in with my two cents.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 26, 2015, 10:04:44 AM
That's great to hear, now I know defense is very important to you as it is to myself but will you also concentrate on offense because I personally believe a great defense can wins games but I want to know our offense won't be ignored completely. I have seen great defenses win championship but also loose many games 3-0.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 26, 2015, 10:39:03 AM
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I have a gift for developing running backs, I can turn almost any young kid into a quality back.  Outside of that, I like to let my offensive coordinator choose the scheme for the offense, I have input, but I let them have their say so about how the Offense works..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 26, 2015, 11:35:38 AM
Fair enough, so, now down to brass tax. If I was going to hire you, how many years and how much will cost to get you to lead this team? I was thinking 2 years 4 Million, is that fair?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 26, 2015, 01:45:02 PM
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You're not even close I'm looking for 7MM per year, but 2 years is fine.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 26, 2015, 02:14:31 PM
OK, a little pricey but fair. you can't put a price on expearience. I like what you have told me. I am going to keep this right here (EDDIE RIGHTS DOWN 7MILLION , 2 YEARS ON A SHEET OF PAPER AND PUTS IT ON THE CORNER OF HIS DESK) I Have one more interview, I'll see where that goes and I will get back to you either way. Thank you Mr. Campbell.
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Darlene, once Mr. Campbell leaves, please send Mr. Sanders in when he arrives...thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 26, 2015, 09:39:49 PM
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Hey sonny, I'm Leo Sanders. Innovator of Michigan's spread offense.  I've been a college coach for all my days as a head coach, but I spent 6 years with the greatest show on turf as a WR coach. I like to find talented youngsters who are ready to play, I'm not big on project players.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 08:58:20 AM
(Eddie goes into his file Cabinet and pulls out a manilla file. He opens it and puts it in front of  Mr. Sanders)

With those names that are on this team, offensively...do you think it's possible to replicate your past success. Do you need players to fit your system or you make players fit your system?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 09:00:22 AM
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Looks like you're losing a lot of talent at WR, potentially, to the expansion draft sonny, but I think with me at the helm as offensive coordinator, I could work with this bunch you have here.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 10:54:16 AM
Thanks for you input, now down to brass tax. If I were to hire you, how much and how many years it would it take, I was thinking 2 years at 4 million per, is that fair or is there another number you had in mind?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 11:03:29 AM
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2 years and 4 Million sounds great sonny!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 11:08:56 AM
OK, thank you Mr. Sanders. I will move some things around and come to a desicion fairly quickly. I will let you know either way, thank you for your time and allowing me to interview you.

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Darlene, once Mr. Sanders has left, please contact the commissioner Mr. Wilkinson for me please. It is very important that at most I speak to his assistant. Before I move forward there is an issue I want to quickly address. When you have one of then on the line please let me know. Thank You!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 11:11:07 AM
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GM Phoenix, what can I do for you?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 11:37:16 AM
Good day Mr. Wilkinson, I have recently realized that soon enough the Expansion draft will begin and that is great for the league. But I also noticed that The Orlando Stampede's protection list has been sent in. As we know the previous manager was let go for reasons he and Mr. Adores has spoken about. I would like to know if there is anyway possible to not punish the current managerial team for what has happened prior to my hiring. There are two players not he unprotected list that if I were in the position I am now, then - I would have kept them. I would like to ask permission to undo two players who were unprotected. Whatever your decision is I will respect but I do think it would be a great show of faith to the people of Orlando, to this once successful franchise and a great move publicly and league wide to the new teams coming in to see how great this league truly is. Thank you for your time. I will be waiting for a response. As soon as I get one, I have a coach I am ready to hire so we can move things forward accordingly.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 11:57:51 AM
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Mr. Adores submitted the list based on players desire to remain with the team, this list is finalized and is not changeable.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 12:25:15 PM
Absolutely Mr. Commish, if Mr. Adores put them down then I guess that is final. Thank you for time I know you are a busy man.


(Eddie Hangs up)
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Darlene, can you get me Mr. Campbell please, thank you.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 02:21:09 PM

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Come to pay me my 7.5m???
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 08:35:40 PM
Mr. Campbell, you requested 7 million, so I'll leave your future in your hands. These are the offers on the table, 2 years at 5.5 Million or one year at 6 million. I think it's a fair compromise. Word around town is the head coach for the Champions Anderson Ginobli signed in the range of around 4 and 5 million bucks per year. I think you could do great things in this league but you haven't yet. You can take the 2 year and we can talk restructure if we make the playoffs or take the one year and bet on yourself. I have another coach on the other line waiting to take 4 Million with as much experience, tenacity and gumption. But I would rather bet on you. Your Choice.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 09:15:10 PM
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John McFadden just signed in San Antonio for 10.5MM and he was the coach here last year.

1 year, 7.5MM or I'm packing up and heading to the American Premier League.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 10:04:13 PM
He was the coach here, and you aren't John Fadden. You could be better, But it won't be in the premiere league it will be here, now you know you want to succeed in the HiFL. you originally asked for 7, then you came back as if though we agreed in 7.5. I wrote what you wanted right here. So since we are measuring dicks right now how about if we add some balls and I say 2 years 6 but if we have over 500 record I'll bump you to 8.5 for the last year.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 10:12:54 PM
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Son, you don't have the clout to make demands here, if you want me you pay me. If you don't want to pony up after making me wait, then we are done here.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 10:31:28 PM
Clout? (Eddie holds down the intercom on his phone and speaks)

Darlene, can you please get me the Defense coach from the Devils Joan Swope on the line, I think he would love a head coaching Job,

(Eddie Stairs at Mr. Campbell)

See, this relationship will not work if you do not want to be here as much as you are wanted here. this ain't about Money, it's not about bigger dick, not even about clout...do you want to be in the HiFL, do you want to be here. You cannot put a price on Legacy,...See, If you have not made up your mind by the time Swope calls, your only option will be Canada.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 10:34:40 PM
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Hello?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 10:41:53 PM
(Eddie Keeps staring at Mr. Campbell)

Mr Swope, My Name is Eddie Phoenix, the new GM of the Orlando Stampede. I have been watching that team you got there in Jersey and I will say I am impressed with what you were able to do with that defense. So Impressed I am willing to offer you  the Orlando Stampede's head coaching position for the next 2 years. What do you think...2 years at 3 Million per. Would that get you out of the swamp and to Disney Land?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 10:44:03 PM

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wow, 500K raise to leave my job with the eastern conference champions...

No thank you, I am very VERY happy with my job at this time and am not seeking a head coaching position right now.  Thank you for your consideration.

 
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Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 10:44:45 PM
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HAHA...

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MICHAEL CAMPBELL LEAVES
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 10:50:53 PM
Darlene can you get me the OC from Long Beach Harry Bryce, Thank You
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 10:59:34 PM
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Hello, what can I do for you GM Phoenix?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 11:04:22 PM
Good Evening Mr. Bryce. I am a big fan. I love what Long Beach was able to do this season on both sides of the ball. I watched how well your offense responded under pressure and that falls squarely on the coaches, you to be exact. I am interested in filling my head coaching position with an experienced coach who knows the league, who knows the players and word around is that, that man is you. I am willing to make you an offer to come head coach your own team. You already reached the pinnacle as an OC, how about now we take it one step further and I give you the keys to your very own car. How much will it take to get you here, I was thinking somewhere along the lines of 3 years at 5 million per.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 11:20:13 PM
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3 years and 5MM is a nice pay raise for me, you have yourself a new head coach!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 27, 2015, 11:38:26 PM
Great, let me ask you one thing, as the ex-OC of Long beach, I have Leo Sanders who I would consider offering the OC job too. He was the innovator of the Michigan Spread offense, what do you think, he loves working with WR's. While you think I'll send in the paper work and confirm our deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 27, 2015, 11:43:47 PM
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I don't know much about him, but I do know I'd rather have someone new over Mississippi Slinger.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 10:50:04 AM
Thank you Mr.Bryce, I am going to move some things around. I'll let you come in and get familiar with the town and organization.

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Darlene can you get me Mr. Adores on the line please, Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 11:57:21 AM

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Yes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 01:11:27 PM
Good day Mr. Adores, thank you for your time and know I will not make this a habit of disturbing you with league matters but there is something I want to ask you. I have all the league info in front of me, though moves and deals are being made everyday I'm not sure how updated these things are, for instance I have the team roster here and their salaries and such and I see we still have five and a half million dollars to sign coaches. As you are aware by now we have signed Long Beach's Offensive Coordinator Harry Bryce as our new head coach. I would like your permission to release our current OC because our new head coach who was an OC would like to get someone different. I am not sure he thinks Slinger is capable and would like a change. Considering where we ranked last year in offense I tend to agree with Mr. Bryce. Obviously that means we would be eating Slingers money while adding a possible 2 or 3 more million to our cap. I would like the O.K to move forward on that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 01:32:57 PM

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I brought you in to be the GM, if you want to clean house, then clean house. Just remember the PR budget has gone up to 40mm next season.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 01:38:55 PM
Thank you for that Endorsement Mr. Adores that is all I needed to hear. Now we get down to business.

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Darlene get me our OC M. Slinger on the line please

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 01:43:06 PM
SLINGER ANSWERS THE PHONE
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 02:03:32 PM
Good Day Slinger, as you know we are in the process of moving things around and cleaning house to start anew. As you also know by now we were not anywhere near as good as we could have been on offense last season and we had very good players. With this said we have currently hired Harry Bryce as our new head coach, As for Mr. Bryce who was an OC himself and with Mr. Adores blessing we as an organization must move on. We are releasing you, The Orlando Stampede would like to wish you well in your future endeavors.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 02:18:56 PM
(Eddie Hangs up)

Darlene can you call me once again Mr. Leo Sanders, thank you.

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Mr. Sanders, I told you I would get back to you and I have. I have a proposition for you. My first offer was that of a head coach. We spoke, I like what I heard but once thing that concerned me was the amount of time and focus our defense would get or lack there of. Now, being the innovator of the spread offense in Michigan tells me you know what you are doing and that is why, my new offer if you will, would be to sign on as strictly our offensive coordinator. We hired OC Coordinator Harry Bryce to head coach so, you instantly have an ally who will see things from an offensive point of view, and he so happens to be the head coach. I would like to you to put all your powers and focus into developing one hell of an offensive show here in Orlando, my last offer was 2 years at 4 million, my new offer is 3 years at 3 million to be our new OC. How does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 05:59:25 PM
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Are you Jewish or are you a Catholic Preist?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 08:31:44 PM
Ohh Games, I like games...I'll go with BUDDIST NUN..Ok,

Your turn, answer the question, do you want to be the OC here for 3.5 million per, that is 500k less then you were being offered as the HC. Orrrrrrr......, well no or, there aren't any other options.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 09:41:44 PM

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3.5MM for 2 years and i sign.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 10:52:37 PM
Awesome Mr. Sanders, 3.5 for 2 years is yours...I am excited to bring you on. I think we are going to have a special year.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 11:00:21 PM
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Tell the boys to get ready... because I'm gonna spread em wide!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 11:13:59 PM
Damn right I will, thank you Mr. Sanders, I must now get to other pressing issues, like our defense (Hangs Up)

Darlene, if free agent coach Mr. Crowder is still available, please get him on the line for me, thank you. Soon after please call free agent coach Bradford Styles. Thank you


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Mr. Crowder I am building something special here, we are cleaning house and starting anew. We would like you experience and knowledge to be part of that blue print. we were pitiful last year and not because of lack of talent but lack of leadership and that is where you come in. I am willing to make you an offer to be our DC, 2 years at 3.5 per. does that sound fair?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 11:17:56 PM
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I made more than that last year in Alabama, and I'm now the head coach in Music City...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 11:22:24 PM
Well my apologies, I asked Darlene "IF" you were still available. I never intended to talk to anyone under contract. Apologies and good luck with your season. (HANGS UP)

DARLENE! Please come in my office, A.S.A.P.....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2015, 11:23:48 PM
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What?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2015, 11:52:32 PM
Darlene, let me ask you, what do you think the most important job is here...Don't answer, it's rhetorical. See, it's not building a championship team. No what I am talking about must happen first before we can do that...It's not appeasing the fans and malcontents..uh uh!. It's communication. before we can please the people, before we can build a championship team we need communication. It's the single most important part of my job. I clearly asked you "IF" available please get me Bill Crowder and you got me him and he was signed with another team. Now nothing came of it, but things like that cannot happen. I have learned from my past mistakes that I must be clear, "Crystal Clear" and very accurate with the information I put out there. The information I give you. This is how it works. This is how everything works. Please, in the future, listen to my every instruction. I speak to you in short sentences. I do not overload you like I am doing now. I need you to be on your A game. We are both burning the midnight oil and I need you here with me, all gears-a-go. Understood? Thank you. Now, please if. "IF" Bradford Styles has not signed with another team, please get him on the line for me. THANK YOU!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 29, 2015, 01:10:28 AM
YOU WAIT AND YOU WAIT... FOR MINUTES, NO, HOURS... NO, MAYBE DAYS... YOU REALIZE YOUR HEART TO HEART WITH A STRONG WILLED ATTITUDE WEILING SECRETARY HAS LEFT YOU ALONE IN YOUR OFFICE.

YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LOCK IN AND TRY YOUR COACHING SEARCH AGAIN WHEN YOU RETURN...

PERHAPS YOU CHOSE THE WRONG BATTLE, PERHAPS YOU CONSIDER THAT YOU CHOSE THE COACH TO CALL AND REAIZE ALL COACHES ARE AVAILABLE AND OFFERING HIGHLY GRADED COACHES SMALL SUMS OF MONEY WILL NEVER END WELL.. OR PEHAPS YOU DONT THINK OF ANY OF THIS...

ALAS, THE JANITOR IS READY TO MOP YOUR FLOOR...


AUTOLOCK
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 29, 2015, 11:06:10 PM
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GM Phoenix, we have 5 players we are currently allowed to extend contract offers to...
Reggie Lawson - QB
David Gilbertson - G
Deon Wentworth - G
Christopher Chandler - DE
Billy Zepeda - LB

Our unprotected players are still our responsibility until they are drafted, unless they are already free agents, so our current projected cap space is 21.75MM with 22.50MM in PR.

We have our remaining PR from season 5 which must be used before the amateur draft, when sending paperwork to the league office, PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY WHEN SPENDING S5 PR.

Enjoy the off-season, or fall in an open manhole, either is fine.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 30, 2015, 08:17:52 PM
Darlene, Please call in coach Bryce.

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Coach Bryce here are players who we can offer extended deals to: you coached int he league, you know who they are, who do you want to extend?

Reggie Lawson - QB
David Gilbertson - G
Deon Wentworth - G
Christopher Chandler - DE
Billy Zepeda - LB
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 30, 2015, 08:27:29 PM
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I don't know much about any of these guys, I just got here.  Considering the owner protected them though, we should probably look to keep them all, if it falls into the budget you are looking to put together.

We have roughly 59MM in salary and 24MM in PR with the players we have under contract, but we could lose up to 10 of those players and their contracts depending on how the Expansion draft plays out.

That sheet that is said to be "out of date" should still be accurate for these guys salaries from last year, if you want to use that as a base line in comparison with their stats last year.
 

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on May 31, 2015, 06:25:38 PM
YOU ARE STRONGLY URGED TO SUBMIT ALL YOUR OFFERS TO ALL THE AGENTS IN ONE LARGE POST, BROKEN UP FOR EACH PLAYER, OR ELSE YOU MIGHT MISS YOUR CHANCE TO TALK BEFORE THE END OF DAY 1
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on May 31, 2015, 07:34:41 PM
Darlene please call me agent to Deon Wentworth and Billy Zepada, Dieon Hester-

Right after, I will meet with the agent for David Gilbertson, Bobby Shapiro

Then Finally I will meet with the agent for Christopher Chandler, Eli Harris

Thank you,

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Mr. Hester, Shapiro and Harris, Nice to finally get to talk to you all, the first agents I'm actually meeting with in HIFl. I want to give your clients their fair due so I want to extend their contracts. I think under this new leadership and coaches they will flourish. You know what they are making and I want to show good faith and trust. I am willing to give them each a 1 year extension, but with a pay raise of a million dollars. I will always be looking to extend past this season but I want to know they will succeed under the new regime. So how does the one year extension sound for 1 million dollars for each of your clients. This allows them to bet on themselves. This allows them to see if the like and fit in this system. If they don't they can always test free agency and if they do, I will always look to give the years and money they deserve.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 12:05:01 AM
PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC IN YOUR CONTRACT OFFERS. CONSIDER SPYING ON OTHER GMS AND SEEING HOW THEY MADE THEIR OFFERS...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 01, 2015, 05:19:32 PM
Darlene take this list of players we can extend contracts too...

Dieon Hester -Billy Zepada(LB),Deon Wentworth (G)
Bobby Shaprio- David Gilbertson (G)
Eli Harris - Christopher Chandler(DE)


Please send out feelers to the agents of Billy Z, Deon W, David G. and Christopher C. with regards to if they're looking at negotiating extensions for their clients. I they ask if there has been an offer.

And while we wait for replies I want to inform Our QB Kyle Aquino that he will be our starter going into the season that he need not worry about being replaced. Give him piece of mind.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 09:34:59 PM
PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC IN YOUR CONTRACT OFFERS. CONSIDER SPYING ON OTHER GMS AND SEEING HOW THEY MADE THEIR OFFERS...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 01, 2015, 09:51:54 PM
Darlene please get me agent Dieon Hester

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Mr. Hester I am interested in extending the contracts to your clients Billy Zepada and Deon Wentworth. I want to offer Billy 2 years at 1 million per and I want to offer Deon 2 years at 1 million per. Do we have an agreement?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 10:06:26 PM
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Man, nobody who starts in this league is signing for 1 million dollars. Get real or get out of my face.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 01, 2015, 10:19:28 PM
Whoa, Relax, I got you, thing is, I haven't seen your boys play. But to be fair, I want to see them play and play for Orlando, I'll give each either 1 year 2.5 million, or 2 years 3 Million per. I think that is fair.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 10:22:56 PM

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we will think about it, that's fair, we just want to sleep on the offers.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 01, 2015, 10:47:58 PM
Fair Enough Mr. Hester, Thank you

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Darlene please get me Bobby Shapiro

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Mr. Shapiro I am willing to extend your clients contract with the Orlando Stampede. I'm thinking 1 to 2 years. We both know what he did last season so what would be a fair offer. What is he looking for to start?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 10:49:38 PM

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I'd rather here what you think he is worth..
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 01, 2015, 10:59:20 PM
Ok, I'll be fair to your and your client, if he wants to bet on himself I'll offer him 1 year at 2.5 million, if he wants to commit to our goal and be part of what we are building here I will offer him 2 years at 2 million per
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 11:20:58 PM
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We'll think about it, not what we're looking for but we're not saying no.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 01, 2015, 11:25:22 PM
Darlene please get me Eli Harris

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Mr. Harris I am ready to offer an extension to your client Christopher Chandler 2 years at 3 million per
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 11:37:56 PM
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We have 2 other offers on the table we are considering, we'll let you know tomorrow.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2015, 12:22:34 AM
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Reggie Lawson and Christopher Chandler have signed elsewhere...

We are Wentworth's top offer at the moment, but he is not ready to sign yet.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 02, 2015, 06:39:54 AM
Thank you Darlene, We'll sit tight on Wentworth and just see what happens, then we'll move on. IF you can send his agent a text and tell him we'll add another 500k to his 3 million per offer. If it helps it speeds things up
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2015, 07:02:58 PM
 
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They appreciate the offer increase, we are their top choice.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 02, 2015, 07:46:44 PM
Ok Darlene while we wait on his response can, If defensive coach Anthony Stevens "HAS NOT" signed with a team yet, can you please get him for me, thank you

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Mr. Stevens, great to meet you, I am willing to offer you a spot as the Orlando Stampede's new defensive coach. We have turned everything around, new HC and new OC and now we are looking to get our defense right. I am thinking 2 years 3.5 million per. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2015, 09:28:09 PM
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Well he has signed with Missouri..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 03, 2015, 01:22:58 PM
Thank you Darlene and I would like to apologize for how I came off the other day. Just a bit stressed and I seem to be over thinking and over working myself. I would like to ask you if you can get me an updated coaches free agent list so we do not have to keep on going around in circles and we can move this thing forward. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 03, 2015, 10:32:04 PM
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Tyson Holyfield and Bradford Styles are the only remaining veteran coaches on the market... neither are any good.

I suggest maybe we call Richard McKenzie and interview him. He just retired from the DC Cobras, but is expecting to be the Miami Killer Whales DC in the APL, we have a more prestigious DC job seeing as he just retired from the league as a player..

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 03, 2015, 10:41:22 PM
Thank you Darlene, Get Richard him on the line and let's see what he is looking for, both in money and years?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 03, 2015, 10:44:39 PM
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Whats up?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 03, 2015, 10:54:30 PM
Good evening, I'm going to get right to it. I know you just retired and are interest in a defensive coach position, and we are changing things drastically here and are looking or a game changer that will take our defense from where it was to where it needs to be, where I know it can be. I think that game changer can be you, I am willing to offer you a deal to become the DC of the Orlando Stampede, You get to stay in the league and make your mark now in a different way, what are you looking for?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 03, 2015, 11:00:20 PM

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4 years at 1.5MM per season to get my feet wet.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 03, 2015, 11:12:36 PM
And no better place to get your feet wet than in Orlando Florida, Richard McKenzie, welcome to the Orlando Stampede. Here you go, (Hands Richard a folder with a team player sheet with last years stats.) You played in the league, you might know some of these guys. If you are familiar let me know who should stay and who should go. If you want to wait it out and get comfortable and see what we have we can go that route also. WELCOME! to the team. 4 years 1.5 per all yours.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 03, 2015, 11:56:11 PM

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Man, to can't name me DC when you already got one... What kind of sick show you think this is?!?!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 04, 2015, 12:41:44 AM
Richard, I got you, I had to sign you first to secure your contract, I was about to release Hooey in earlier interviews because I thought the candidate was sound, if I would have I would have been in some trouble because the candidate turned out to be a dud, But now I can release my DC Hooey Thought

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Darlene, please notify Hooey Thought that his services will not longer be needed and that we here at the Orlando Stampede wish him well on his future endeavors.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2015, 08:24:02 PM
HOOEY HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, AND HE REALIZES YOU ARE WHO HE THOUGHT HE WAS
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 04, 2015, 08:41:25 PM
Great, We got that settled. Our coaching staff is in place. Now, Darlene, can you contact Agent Hester and just see if his client Wentworth is any closer in signing with us. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 01:53:47 PM
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Wentworth has decided to accept our offer, all of our teams free agents are now signed, we are done until the combine, unless you have other business to do while players are all on vacation and unavailable to chat.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2015, 10:51:45 AM
One more thing, did Mr. Hester ever confirm on the decision of his client Billy Zepada. I made Wentworth and Zepada the deal at the same time. Wentworth was my highest priority but now that we have him signed can you find out were we stand with Zepada. Once we find out and confirm I will send in all official paper work.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2015, 12:24:07 PM
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Mr. Zepeda has elected to sign in Rapid City.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2015, 03:37:00 PM
Awesome, then since we have all our coaches in place, our free agents signed and everyone else on their vacations and unavailable, we can move on and lock it all up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2015, 03:38:56 PM
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Sounds good.  Are you going to attend the scouting combine? If so, send your check to the league office and check in at the event... and you can PM the league the positions you want the coaches to evaluate..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2015, 03:50:33 PM
O.K I sent the check, Please contact Leo Sanders, Richard McKenzie and Coach Bryce please, either have them come to my office or three way call them.

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Gentlemen I am on my way to the combine, you fellas are welcome to join. Before I go, is there anyone in particular you have your eye set on that I should keep close attention to, look over the players. Please then text me the info, you all have my contact. If I get their and haven't received any particulars I will just go through our roster and pin point some players that stand out. Thank you!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2015, 04:51:03 PM
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There is an expression my great-uncle who was a coach for a very old cricket league used to say... he told it to me a lot when we'd play pretend-GM and I asked him a question I was supposed to decide on my own... it was

YOU GM, I COACH...

That is the message from Coach, sir.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2015, 06:34:38 PM
(THROUGH TEXT)

Coolio, Then we are all set...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 03:18:24 PM
YOU CONTINUE TO BE SET
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 09, 2015, 06:50:42 PM
Darlene, I have an idea, can you contact the recently retired player who had the best career in the HIFL, preferably offensive player. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 09, 2015, 08:49:35 PM
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Sir, the league office has informed us that our trade was voided.  We do not have a 4th round pick to trade to Missouri. Our 4th round pick belongs to Long Beach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 09, 2015, 08:54:34 PM
(Receives text after dancing, suddenly Phoenix smile turns upside down)

DAMMIT!, (HE TEXT BACK) OK will figure this out. Thank You
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 10, 2015, 01:11:03 AM
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No problem.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 10, 2015, 04:29:57 PM
Darlene can you find out which retired players are interested in possibly becoming an assistant coach, preferably offensive.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 10, 2015, 04:43:50 PM
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There are not any left..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 11, 2015, 04:35:48 PM
Ok, thank You...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 11, 2015, 04:44:00 PM
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If we are determined to hire an assistant coach, we may need to consider having a veteran player work as a player coach, if he is interested in the future possibility of coaching, if not we might be better suited to save our money.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 11, 2015, 07:58:11 PM
That sounds good, I'll think it over...But Darlene I need you to do something important for me...Can you get me an updated Orlando Stampede roster. I know who we have, but I also know some players signed other places...I am not good with mental memory I am better at physical memory so I need a hard copy in my hands at all times.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 11, 2015, 08:15:17 PM
SHE HANDS YOU A LINK TO THE LEGUE OFFICE AND,EXPANSION DRAFT THREADS.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 15, 2015, 07:17:02 PM
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  Hey! we have until 12PM tomorrow afternoon Eastern Standard time to submit any remaining scouting we wish to do with the league office. 

Our remaining PR to scout can be found here (http://espnsportssims.net/index.php?topic=1146.500).
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2015, 10:17:52 PM
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Hey there baby cakes, Ryan is looking for 3 years and 2MM per season, lets do it.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2015, 10:42:23 PM
Done.....3 years 2mm per
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2015, 11:06:45 PM
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Excellent. You can welcome him to the team Friday anytime after 11AM
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2015, 11:23:42 PM
Great
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2015, 11:33:04 AM
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Yes...
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2015, 09:27:44 PM
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Hello, Mr. Rose is looking for 4 years at 1.25MM
     
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 19, 2015, 10:31:20 PM
Done, 4 years 1.25 million per.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2015, 12:45:45 PM
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Excellent.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 02:54:36 PM
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Look at you!  The Orlando GM taking the Home-state kid from Miami!  Shawn is happy to be staying in the area, so here is your deal.

You can go 1 year and 250K

...or we go 3 years at 2MM.

Ball's in your court baby.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 22, 2015, 03:01:52 PM
I like the long term, I like that he's happy. Let's make the home town kid smile some more and let's do 3 years at 2mm per. DONE!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 03:03:17 PM
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Yeah buddy, good call..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 25, 2015, 06:37:23 AM
Darlene can you get me the agent of Thomas Walsh then the agent of Joseph Bozeman, Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 10:46:13 AM
BOTH WILL SIGN FOR 1 YEAR AND 250K
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 25, 2015, 11:50:31 AM
Done, Joseph Bozeman and Thomas Walsh each get 1 year at 250k per
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 11:11:47 PM
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Hooray?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 10:01:27 PM
Darlene, I have sat back through free agency solely to let everyone else clamor and trip over themselves for the remaining non drafted players. The other owners have manage to clean up some of the messy parts leaving behind unpolished gems. Can you get me the most recently updated free agents list so we can get to work. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2015, 10:03:06 PM
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The list is not updated as the names come off, you have to do your own homework champ.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 10:09:13 PM
I got ya, Thought you had one laying around as of late, I have the last one, now all I need is a pen.

(Eddie looks around while scuffling through his pockets)
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 10:15:44 PM
Darlene can you get me WR Martin Back please?

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Matin, we haven't had a chance to introduce ourselves. Let me start by asking, how is everything going?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 10:21:14 PM
Sorry Martin, did I say Matin, caught a hiccup, were where we, How is everything on your end, talk to me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2015, 10:38:40 PM
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Man, this team is looking weak as hell bro, it's some straight booty trash man, you got our team looking even worse than that big Sasquatch GM Gravedigger did dude, you'd be better off trading me to a team and getting some pieces back so this team ain't so damn fugly, man you know?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 11:13:47 PM
I hear you Martin, but truth is we brought in Leo Sanders who is an innovator when it comes to offenses. You being the key in our offense we can do some magical things. How about this, I'll be straight up with you. I'll look around to see if anyone is interested, if so I will grant you your wish but understand you are one of the most talented receivers in this league and I will not trade you for anything. While I feel out the open market please think about this, you can be the center piece that turns this all around. Do you want to be a simple cog that fits in with all the other pieces or do you want to run this machine?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2015, 11:22:49 PM
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I want a team with a QB and a chance to have success man, this is a rebuild and it's like a multi-year rebuild.  I don't like that crusty old dude you brought in, he wants to pass the ball that's cool, but who the hell is throwing me the ball? Get me out of here man, that's all I'm askin'
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 11:27:31 PM
I'll try my best Martin. I hope we get back what I feel you are worth, and that might be difficult.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2015, 11:34:14 PM
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I respect you for respecting me man, real talk.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 11:42:11 PM
I definitely wish we could have given this another year, but you are a grown man and a professional athlete and in this business you need to get it while it's hot that I understand. I am working diligently to grant you your wish. If you have an inkling of a change of heart and want to try and give this one more go, I would be in your debt, but if not. I respect your decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2015, 11:50:59 PM
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Tell you what man, you aren't the guy I heard you were...  So if you don't get a fair deal man, don't make this team any worse than it already is.  Get fair value for me or don't move me and I'll give it one more year and see what we can do.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 11:53:14 PM
You got my word, though the offer is tempting for me to put down the phone right now, I will try to do my best for you. Oh...and Martin, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2015, 11:54:28 PM
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I ain't sayin' I WANT to be here man, I just don't want you to feel forced to move me for a 5th round pick and a coca cola with your name on it..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 26, 2015, 11:57:13 PM
Ok. I will contact with the next 24 hours to let you know which direction we will be going in. Again, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 04:22:15 PM
Darlene if Mike Gorham is still valuable can you get his agent on the line. Thank you!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 05:01:26 PM
Sorry Darlene, these frick'in hiccups won't go away, where was I, If Mike Gorham is still available please get his agent on the line.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 07:02:40 PM
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Yeah buddy, what's up?..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 09:40:48 PM
I know Mike G. was released recently and I am looking forward to watching him prove that team wrong, so what would it take to get him in Orlando?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 09:45:28 PM
 
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What's your offer Mr. Cap Space?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 09:49:53 PM
Well, I know you like multiple offers so how about either 1 year to bet on himself and I'll give him 1 million or three years to commit to the Stampede for 1.5 per, jungles you got something else mind, we have been working together great so let's keep the god vibes rolling.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 10:18:03 PM
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We'll go for the 3 year deal, lets make it happen baby.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 10:21:16 PM
Done, I think we are going to be best friends sooner then later...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 10:27:29 PM
Darlene can you please let Martin know we are in the middle of finding him a new home and even though I told him 24 hours please assure him that we are trying to do our best to accomodate his wishes, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 10:30:23 PM
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So sweet, really it is.  Later.
 




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I let him know, and he is grateful.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 10:39:20 PM
Darlene please contact agent Anthony Campanelli about Mario Strong, thank you...


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Mr. Campanelli I am interested in your client Mario Strong, what would it take to put him in an Orlando Jersey.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 10:40:42 PM
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4 Million Paisan.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 10:48:31 PM
I can offer 1 year, 4 million..how does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 10:51:19 PM
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Fan-fuckin'-tastic, we'll sign..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 10:53:28 PM
Done....hope to do more business with you in the future
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 10:56:02 PM
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Fuggettaboutit, you got my number..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 11:01:18 PM
Sure do, Will keep in touch

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Darlene please get me Martin on the line

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Martin I am pleased to let you know I have granted your request and pending any set backs you will now be playing for Long Beach Merman. I want to thank you for you hard work and honesty and I wish you all the best. Your professionalism has helped us build for the future while staying competitive in the present. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 11:11:11 PM
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Thank you for sending me to a team with the QB to help me elevate my game.

Good luck here GM Phoenix, maybe one day we'll re-unite, I actually got mad respect for you man.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 11:20:27 PM
Same here Martin.....If you ever want to come back, the doors will be open.  Thank you.

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Darlene get me Agent Anthony C. again please thank you.

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Mr. C. I know we just got off the phone but I was wondering,I know you have a nice group of hard nose players you represent. I am looking for a hungry young linebacker who has a chip on his shoulder and is eager to get started. Any of your clients fit that description? Talk to me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 11:25:48 PM
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Call me Ant, Mr. C is my father.

As for your question, I don't give names, I just make deals..

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 11:32:01 PM
Are either Kyle Robinson or Timothy Stinson still available, My fax machine is on the fritz and my computer just restarted, I usually have this information available, my apologies. Where were we, oh yeah, are any of those two men still available?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2015, 11:38:17 PM
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Both are available, yeah.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2015, 11:55:12 PM
Awesome, let's get them both in a Stampede Jersey. How about 1 year, 500k for each.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2015, 12:33:41 AM
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Your roster has no "Free" spaces and you have all 4 of your linebackers already, why are you trying to sign two more?..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2015, 12:43:49 AM
I would have known that if my fax wasn't on the fritz and this damn computer would come on, hold on, Darlene please call the IT guy when you get a chance thank you. Sorry for waisting your time Mr. Ant, How about I ask you about the Fullbacks and Running backs you represent, I am interested in Ray Mcintosh or Lawrence Fusco if they are interested in also playing Full back. Same deal 1 year, 500k
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2015, 12:57:18 AM
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The league emailed you a complete rundown of your team man... you got no room for a running back either.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2015, 12:57:53 AM

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Sir we need 1 FB, 1 TE, 1 WR, 1 Guard, 1 Center, and 1 DE.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2015, 01:02:06 AM
Thank you Darlene, I was trying to open the email from the league and it wouldn't open and then my computer went down.

Sorry Mr. Ant, I'm going to let you go for today before I waist anymore of your time. We will be in touch.

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Darlene, I have been working these phone lines for the last three hours, trades, signings. I think I'm going to call it a night and get some rest before I piss someone off and create unwanted chaos. Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2015, 01:07:12 AM
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No problem, goodnight sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2015, 11:55:39 AM
[Eddie walks in with two cups of coffee and puts one down on Darlene's desk as he passes her by throws a wink her way]

Darlene, good morning, ready to get back to work, we have a long day ahead of us...I'm in all day, order lunch when ever you get hungry and I'll have what ever you are having. Today we get this all settled. I got my notes, my sheets, my files and every number on speed dial. Today is going to be a good day (Eddie lifts his hand to show his fingers crossed as he walks into his office..he then yells out)

"Great job getting the IT guy in here to fix the Fax and computer!"





Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2015, 11:58:17 AM

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Thanks for the coffee... Where should we start?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2015, 05:44:34 PM
Darlene can you please call me agent Drew L. Thank you,

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Hey Drew, I am interested in Larry Embry or Charles Redmond if they haven't signed with a team yet. Are either available?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 29, 2015, 11:59:52 AM
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Hey Paisan, let me do you a favor.. Embry and Redmond apparently magically retired, you should give my man Robert Gallagher a try instead, he's the running back you need..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 29, 2015, 08:43:15 PM
Well Mr. Ant, according to the roster I have put together, and I believe I was asking you about a RB last week and you made me aware that I was full which seemed to be right on. After talking with Darlene and working together to put these files in order, I don't seem to need one at the moment but while you are on the line let's talk about a DE which I do need. Is William Robinson or Brandon Carl Available?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2015, 08:32:55 AM
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Both are out of the game...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2015, 09:42:31 AM
OK Mr. Ant, let's do this, we have a great professional working relationship here so far. I like to think I can trust you. I need a DE, which one of your clients wants to play for Orlando. Send me a DE and we will talk contract on the spot.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2015, 09:45:49 AM
You know what, that's not fair to you, it would put you in a position with the rest of your clients looking for a job, how about this, All my files are updated and it says you represent a client called Merlin Mclendon who happens to be a DE, Let's make a deal 1 years 250k. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2015, 09:52:40 AM
 
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Deal!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2015, 12:26:29 PM
Great, I'll keep in touch....

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Darlene can you please get me Agent Dieon Hester, thank you.

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Mr. Hester, I am interested in signing your client, Center Jeffrey Gillette, How does 1 year 500k sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
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Deal playa, we got this.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 09:51:47 PM
Great Mr. Hester, I'll keep in touch

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Darlene can you get me Agent Crain please

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Mr Crain, if your client Robert Williams is still available I want to sign him for 1 year 250k, what do ya say..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 10:14:54 PM
SIGNED
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 10:20:39 PM
JTC, while I got you on the line, I am also interested if available your client TE John Harrington for 1 year 250 K
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 10:24:11 PM
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He's not available.  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 10:30:48 PM
Gary McMahon, Gary Speed, I'm willing to give one of those guys the same deal, which is available?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 10:37:44 PM
I apologize, I meant David Speed or Gary McMahon, if which is available for the same deal? 1 year 250k?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 10:41:53 PM
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If only I knew what position they played... whoa is me..  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 10:59:16 PM
Tight End JTC, Sorry, I am moving on super speed right now, to much Red Bull, Sometimes I forget how many clients a fine agent like yourself has..They play TE
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 11:02:25 PM
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McMahon will sign for 1MM..  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:10:34 PM
Done, Thank you Mr. Crain, I will be sure to give all the info next time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:16:01 PM
You know what,Mr. Crain, let's just keep doing business, I am interested in your client, Rookie Guard Lesley Cooper, I'll give him 2 years 500k per
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 11:19:59 PM
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Make it 1MM each year and you have a deal.  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:20:24 PM
Done, Stay on the line we might just keep making deals
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:26:15 PM
Let's talk about Wide Receiver Enrique Ledford, 1 year, 500k, sounds good?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 11:39:52 PM
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1 million for 1 year..  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:41:13 PM
Done, I'll send it now, Thank you Mr. Crain. Always a joy to be doing business with you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 11:42:10 PM
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Awwww yeaaaaaah.  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:45:16 PM
Darlene can you get Ms. Molina on the line please, Thank you

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Ms. Molina I am willing to offer your client WR Edwin Fleming 1 year 500k, what do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 11:46:47 PM
 
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Sorry, he's not available.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2015, 11:50:10 PM
How about Ian Prieto, Same deal? 1 year, 500k?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 03, 2015, 11:54:16 PM
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Make it 1MM and we're in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 04, 2015, 12:00:37 AM
Then you are in, Because you got it, 1 million, it's yours.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 04, 2015, 12:05:21 AM
 
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Sir we Have 41 players, we are only allowed 40..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 04, 2015, 12:09:20 AM
Well, thank you Darlene, I was on a roll and forgot the other page, Ok, I guess I'm going to have to make a cut then.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 04, 2015, 12:14:03 AM
OK, Darlene can you please get David Ames on the line, thank you

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Mr. Ames I must inform you that unfortunately with all the changes happening in Orlando that I will no longer be needing the services of your client Rico Kinney as we are cutting him as of today. I hope this doesn't impact future business between us.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 04, 2015, 12:18:37 AM
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Bastard.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 13, 2015, 06:51:17 PM
Darlene before we finalize everything can you tell me how much will it cost to have meet and greet with the fans and the team at our stadium Before preseason kicks off.

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Thank you Darlene, but one more thing, I would like to hire a dietision during the preseason to help our guys get in better shape and acquire better eating habits, how much would that be also?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 13, 2015, 07:14:05 PM
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500K for the Meet and Greet sir...

The Diet expert would be anywhere from 250K to 2MM depending on how good a specialist we want.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 13, 2015, 09:31:34 PM
Ok, that sounds great and possible, but I need to know exactly how much I got left in our PR budget. not sure if I looked under every carpet and in every corner, right now it seems that I we have 12.5 million on the PR books. Am I right? if not here is what I got Barclay on the books for 2.5, and all three coaches on the book for 10.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 13, 2015, 09:37:06 PM
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We have 22.5MM sir.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 13, 2015, 10:03:39 PM
Excellent, So let's I'll add that to my finalize sheet and then finalize for the time being, once I put it in writing we will be ready to go.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 13, 2015, 10:08:54 PM
 
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Great.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2015, 08:53:13 PM
 Formation
QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Xavier Best (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau

Pro Set
QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Xavier Best (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau 

Shotgun

QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Xavier Best (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau (3)Enrque Ledford
WR -(1) Richard Collins (2)Enrique Ledford (3) Christopher Rousseau

Spread

QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Xavier Best (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau (3)Enrque Ledford
WR -(1) Richard Collins (2)Enrique Ledford (3) Christopher Rousseau

Two Tight End

QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Xavier Best (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau (3)Enrque Ledford

DEFENSE
3-4
RDE – (1) Andrew Reyes (2) Merlin Mclendon
LDE – (1) Merlin Mclendon (2) Andrew Reyes
NT – (1) Michael Barclay (2) Harold Womack (3) Everette Conti
LOLB – (1) Jaun Harris (2) Patrick Frank
LILB – (1) Patrick Frank (2) Ryan Cochran
RILB – (1) Oscar Stegail (2) Patrick Frank
ROLB – (1) Ryan Cochran  (2) Juan Harris
CB – (1) Donald Mclintock (2) Chris Robinson
CB – (1) Chris Robinson (2) Joel Flemming
FS – (1) Gregory Neal (2) Sam Rose (3)Andrew Thomas
SS – (1) Andrew Thomas (2) Kevin Daniels

Coach decides rest of formations

Kick Returners
PKR) Enrique Ledford (1) Robert Williams
2KR) Christoper Rousseau (1) Robert Williams

Punt Retuner
PPR – Robert Williams (1) David Cohen (2) Roberto Brandt

Strategy Type

Backfield: By Committee
Primary Receiver: Xavier Best
Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Playbook: Fast

OFFENSE
Coach Decides
Last 2 mins [Ahead]: Balanced – 70/30
Last 2 mins [Behind]: Spread – 20/80

DEFENSE
Coach Decides
Last 2 mins [Ahead]: Cover 2 – 40%
Last 2 mins [Behind]: Nickel – 60%

CAPTAINS
1) Kyle Aquino - QB
3) Harry Ham -C
4) Michael Barclay - DT
5) Kevin Daniels - SS

OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN – Kyle Aquino
DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN – Michael Barclay

MINI TRAINING CAMP –
OFF- QB Kyle Aquino - Accuracy
OFF- RB Roberto Brandt - Agility
OFF- TE Shawn Simon -Endurance Conditoniog
DEF- LB Ryan Cochran – Endurance/Conditioning
DEF- CB Chris Robinson - Hands
DEF- FS Sam Rose – Speed

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PUBLIC/PLAYER RELATIONS EXPENDITURE (PR)

Michael Barclay -2.5 Million
1 Million M. Barclay - Video Package to introduce to crowd in meet and greet. Michael Barclay Running through walls, The walls get bigger and bigger until he see's a QB in Sillouette wearing an opposing Jersey, then he crushes him, then he spots another Silouette I a different Jersey. He repeats this destruction until he finally looks back standing infront of the impact bowl and there is a pile of Qb behind him.

1 Million- All children in attendacne for first game of the season and last game of the season receive a M. Barclay Replica Jersey.

500K- The commercial shows people dressed as the players from other teams running trough the streets. They all start getting trampled as the final player in a New Jersey Dragons uniform gets trampled and all the bulls stop in their tracks. The camera pans and see's the entire Orlando Stampede with Michael barclay leading the way. He puts on his helmet, gets in the three point stand and starts chargingt he bulls as the rest of the defense follows


Team Expenditure (PR)

500k First sunday every month, first 300 fans in attendance receive foam green and yellow Bull Horns

500k -  Orlando Stampede Team Commercial.
We see the a signal of the Orlando Stampede in the sky at night like the bat signal. We start seeing players suit up like super heroes would do without seeing their faces. We see villian types running through the streets in opposing team jerseys. Suddenly they start running the other way as someone screams. They are finally here. All the villains start running into the stadium as we see the entire Orlando Stampede team lead by kyle Aquino going into the stadium. And a logo pops us that reads “The Orlando Stampede have arrived”


500K - Meet and greet with the fans and the team at our stadium Before preseason kicks off.

2MM – Team dietitian during the preseason to help the team get into better shape and acquire better eating habits.

Ticket Prices
$300

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 11:42:23 PM
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Thanks to the diet specialist I am on a new no bullshit diet.  Thanks for that.   Here is the report from training camp.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 07:51:04 PM
WELCOME TO SEASON 6
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2015, 08:27:24 PM
Darlene can you please get me Mike Gorham please. thank you!


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Mike, I know you are not to happy about being left off of the team sheets. But there is a reason. When I drafted you, I envisioned a WR combo of you and Martin as a 1 two punch. Obviously already being on the team Martin was our number 1. After he asked for a trade and I made it happen for him I knew now you would be our number 1 going forward into the future of this team. I left you off because I wanted to know where did you see yourself on this team. You are clearly our number 1 guy and will be Aquino's go to guy but I wanted to make sure that I wouldn't have another Martin situation on our hands. If you are willing to accept the number 1 WR position, I would be happy to compensate you and renegotiate your deal for any uncertainty or uneasiness I might have caused you. You are part of the future but I want you to see it also. I want you to feel it. Tell me yes and I reorganize the team sheet and make you the man. I'll even add a little PR to get you on some billboards. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 08:41:31 PM
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Nigga... That is the sorriest thing I've ever heard. You think I'm dumb man?  I'm 34 years old, I'm a grown ass man.  I didn't get drafted in this league, I earned everything I got... Screw you man, you punk ass.


MIKE GORHAM LEAVES IN A HUFF
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2015, 10:10:37 PM
Darlene, can you contact Mr. Rosenhaus, thank you

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Mr. Rosenhaus, as you know your client Mike Gorham is not happy with what I thought was an opportunity for Mike to become the man here after Martin B, left us. Now, yourself and I have had a real good working relationship would you say? I know your client feels slighted but I am willing to bump him an extra million on his contract and even add some PR his way to put him on some billboards now that I plan to make him the Number 1 guy. Can you talk to him, help him clear his head. If he agrees I'll put in the paper work in right now! thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 11:03:20 PM
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Send it to the league office.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 27, 2015, 12:33:07 AM
It's done Mr. Rosenhaus, thank you

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Darlene can you get me Coach Harry Bryce

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Hey Coach, I have been thinking long and hard about our offensive skills position captain. I was thinking new comer Roberto Brandt, unless you have someone else in mind are you ok with that?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 08:44:52 AM
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We don't have a natural leader at any of our skill positions unfortunately, but I know Brandt from Long Beach last year, so I think he'd be best.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 27, 2015, 08:49:14 AM
Thank You, I'll let him know

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Darlene can you get me Roberto Brandt please, Thank you.

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Roberto Brandt, How are you doing. We finally get a chance to talk since you got here from Long Beach. I know some of the guys in the locker room feel slighted since I didn't name a skill position captain but I wanted to flesh everything out on paper and honestly it just isn't that easy to just name a captain for the same of ego's. With that said, I have decided that you are one of our most important pieces to this team and I am going to make you the Offensive Skills Captain.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 08:52:57 AM
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Sounds good Eddie Phoenix, I hope you're ready to feed me the rock, I've got something to prove to GM Pancho in Long Beach.  People think I'm washed up but I'm still the same guy who ran for 1600 yards two years ago.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 27, 2015, 09:05:10 AM
And that is why I wanted you as part of the deal when we shipped Martin out. I know you can produce like that again and now you get to prove it!. I'll let you get back to what you were doing but it's going to be an exciting season.

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Darlene can you get me QB Kyle Aquino

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Kyle, hopefully by now you know you have been given the keys to this team and will be our starting Qb but please do not underestimate Estrada or even Walsh. Coach Leo Sanders will watch all three of you at camp but the job is yours to lose so I expect you to go out at camp and in preseason and finally show everyone what I already know, you are a starting QB in this league and can lead a team that no one is giving a chance to do anything. You have a chance to do something special with this team. You have Gorham and Best at your sides, rookie TE Simon will be your best friend by seasons end and RB Brandt is hungry.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 07:16:30 PM
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...right.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 28, 2015, 12:52:14 AM
Great then, We are ready to roll....Hope to see you out there at camp, excited to see what you can do in the spread offense.

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Darlene, can you contact DC, Foster Diaz of the Oklahoma City Hawks of the APL, and DC Guillermo French of the Norfolk Pirates from the APL, just to see if they would be interested in becoming assistant coaches in the HIFL. If any are interested, send them through. Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 28, 2015, 06:51:55 PM
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Neither is interested in taking a lesser-job here in Orlando.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 29, 2015, 08:45:05 PM
Darlene can you check to see if any current coach who is available to speak to us would like to get his feet wet as an assistant in the HIFL, is that possible?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2015, 08:51:12 PM
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There is one, should I send him in?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 29, 2015, 10:14:58 PM
Yes, thank you Darlene
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2015, 08:15:06 AM
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Hola, the name is Alejandro...

...Alejandro Francisco.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 30, 2015, 01:32:11 PM
Alejandro, thank you for accepting my invitation. As you know I am looking to give a member of the APL coaching staff an opportunity to break into the HIFL as an assistant. Would you be interested, and if so how much, I am willing to offer you 2 years at 500k per to get your feet wet, how does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2015, 03:15:25 PM
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I have no affiliation with the APL jeffe.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on July 31, 2015, 12:40:35 AM
Ok, that's good, so, what have you been affiliated with?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 01, 2015, 01:10:49 AM
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I am most famous for my time as a Rhode Island Whig. I was amazing.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 01, 2015, 01:39:44 AM
Well do you know a thing about football? and if so, what?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 01, 2015, 11:23:58 PM
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I know three things Jefe, nutrition, speed, and power.

You need those things, then I am your man.

   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 02, 2015, 12:17:41 AM
Ok, but please enlighten me, how can you get my guys faster, stronger and beth them to take better care of themselves, I already the best nutritionist money can buy, Ao how can you do that?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2015, 12:25:10 AM
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...I will start by having a sip of whatever liquor you are drinking jefe..

   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 02, 2015, 12:29:28 AM
Sorry, my allergies are acting up, what I meant to say was, how can you get my guys faster and stronger all while getting them to take better care of themselves, I already have the best nutritionist money can buy,  So how can you do all those things?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2015, 12:30:53 AM
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I have a special cocktail to get guys the extra boost they need.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 02, 2015, 12:52:10 AM
As much as I am interested to know what is in it, I have to say that you are a very interesting person to say the least. I am very appreciative that you accepted my invite, but right now cocktails and fruit punches is not what I want my men drinking when I paid big money for dietitian. Thank you Mr. Francisco but I must let you go now as my search continues for someone who wants to focus a little more on the actual attributes of my team and their performance rather then quick fixes and soft drinks. I'll have Darlene show you the way out?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2015, 01:03:03 AM
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You don't get it, but that's ok.  I don't want to be associated with losers anyway.

...Adios.

   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 02, 2015, 10:49:12 PM
Darlene, can you let me know who the oldest remaining free agent is and how old he is? thank you!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2015, 11:12:19 PM
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You have my free agent sheet, I can't look for you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 03, 2015, 08:26:59 AM
(JEEESH) Sorry, I only asked because I couldn't find mine in this mess of paper I have in front of me...I'll look now...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 03, 2015, 08:34:10 AM
Darlene can you please get me Agent Crain, thank you

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Agent Crain, how are you, been a while, I am wondering, is Ryan Huynh, James Banks or Eric Anderson still available? if so, who?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2015, 10:09:52 AM
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None of my clients want to retire and become coaches.  Your roster is full... Good day sir. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 03, 2015, 10:22:10 AM
Hold on, Would any of them be interested in becoming a player/coach if I made some adjustments?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2015, 11:00:15 AM
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I said Good Day Sir! 


IT IS PROBABLY TOO LATE TO GET AN ASSISTANT COACH, WITH TRAINING CAMP HAVING PASSED.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 03, 2015, 01:02:43 PM
Darlene get me coach Sanders,

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Coach Sanders after watching this offense in training camp, so you have any changes you want to make to our starters? I took care of the Mike G. issue at WR, he's raying put!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2015, 10:43:31 PM
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I'll play with it in the preseason son..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 04, 2015, 11:42:20 AM
OK Coach Sanders, I'm about to get it all done, on the truing camp schemes I put up what I thought would be strategies. I know you have seen them but here they are again.

Playbook: Fast
OFFENSE
Coach Decides
Last 2 mins [Ahead]: Balanced – 70/30
Last 2 mins [Behind]: Spread – 20/80

Backfield: By Committee
Primary Receiver: Mike G. Xavier B.
Playing Time: Mostly Starters

I used shotgun and spread. I would like you to tell me which works best and which do you want to use in preseason so I can clarify that.
 

 Formation
QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Mike Gorham (2) Ian Pietro (3) Richard Collins
WR – (1)Xavier Best (2) Enrique Ledford (3) Christopher Rousseau

Pro Set
QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Mike Gorham (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Xavier Best (2)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau 

Shotgun

QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Mike Gorham (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Xavier Best (2) Christopher Rousseau (3)Enrque Ledford
WR -(1) Ian Pietro (2)Enrique Ledford (3) Christopher Rousseau
 


Spread

QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Mike Gorham (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Xavier Best (2) Christopher Rousseau (3)Enrque Ledford
WR -(1) Ian Pietro (2)Enrique Ledford (3) Christopher Rousseau

Two Tight End

QB – (1) Kyle Aquino (2) Mario Estrada (3) Thomas Walsh
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Xavier Best (2) Richard Collins (3) Enrique Ledford
WR – (1)Ian Pietro (2) Christopher Rousseau (3)Enrque Ledford

DEFENSE
3-4
RDE – (1) Andrew Reyes (2) Merlin Mclendon
LDE – (1) Merlin Mclendon (2) Andrew Reyes
NT – (1) Michael Barclay (2) Harold Womack (3) Everette Conti
LOLB – (1) Jaun Harris (2) Patrick Frank
LILB – (1) Patrick Frank (2) Ryan Cochran
RILB – (1) Oscar Stegail (2) Patrick Frank
ROLB – (1) Ryan Cochran  (2) Juan Harris
CB – (1) Donald Mclintock (2) Chris Robinson
CB – (1) Chris Robinson (2) Joel Flemming
FS – (1) Gregory Neal (2) Sam Rose (3)Andrew Thomas
SS – (1) Andrew Thomas (2) Kevin Daniels

Coach decides rest of formations

Kick Returners
PKR) Enrique Ledford (1) Robert Williams
2KR) Christoper Rousseau (1) Robert Williams

Punt Retuner
PPR – Robert Williams (1) David Cohen (2) Roberto Brandt

Strategy Type

Backfield: By Committee
Primary Receiver: Mike Gorham
Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Playbook: Fast
OFFENSE
Coach Decides
Last 2 mins [Ahead]: Balanced – 70/30
Last 2 mins [Behind]: Spread – 20/80

DEFENSE
Coach Decides
Last 2 mins [Ahead]: Cover 2 – 40%
Last 2 mins [Behind]: Nickel – 60%

CAPTAINS
1) Kyle Aquino - QB
2) Roberto Brandt - RB
3) Harry Ham -C
4) Michael Barclay - DT
5) Kevin Daniels - SS
OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN – Kyle Aquino
DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN – Michael Barclay

MINI TRAINING CAMP –
OFF- QB Kyle Aquino - Accuracy
OFF- RB Roberto Brandt - Agility
OFF-SHawn Simon -Endurance Conditoniog
DEF- LB Ryan Cochran – Endurance/Conditioning
DEF- CB Chris Robinson - Hands
DEF- Sam Rose – Speed

PUBLIC/PLAYER RELATIONS EXPENDITURE (PR)

Michael Barclay -2.5 Million
1 Million M. Barclay - Video Package to introduce to crowd in meet and greet. Michael Barclay Running through walls, The walls get bigger and bigger until he see's a QB in Sillouette wearing an opposing Jersey, then he crushes him, then he spots another Silouette I a different Jersey. He repeats this destruction until he finally looks back standing infront of the impact bowl and there is a pile of Qb behind him.

1 Million- All children in attendacne for first game of the season and last game of the season receive a M. Barclay Replica Jersey.

500K- The commercial shows people dressed as the players from other teams running trough the streets. They all start getting trampled as the final player in a New Jersey Dragons uniform gets trampled and all the bulls stop in their tracks. The camera pans and see's the entire Orlando Stampede with Michael barclay leading the way. He puts on his helmet, gets in the three point stand and starts chargingt he bulls as the rest of the defense follows

Mike Gorham
500K- Billboards showcasing Mike Gorham as the Number one reicever in Orlando. It shows him in front hold a ball one handed towards the camera and the rest of the offense behind him ready for game time.


Team Expenditure

500k First sunday every month, first 300 fans in attendance receive foam green and yellow Bull Horns

500k -  Orlando Stampede Team Commercial.
We see the a signal of the Orlando Stampede in the sky at night like the bat signal. We start seeing players suit up like super heroes would do without seeing their faces. We see villian types running through the streets in opposing team jerseys. Suddenly they start running the other way as someone screams. They are finally here. All the villains start running into the stadium as we see the entire Orlando Stampede team lead by kyle Aquino going into the stadium. And a logo pops us that reads “The Orlando Stampede have arrived”


500K - Meet and greet with the fans and the team at our stadium Before preseason kicks off.

2MM – Team dietision during the preseason to help our guys get in better shape and acquire better eating habits.

Ticket Prices
$300
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 05:43:16 PM
END OF PRESEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

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1. How did you feel your offseason went?
2. After seeing them in camp and in pre-season, do you think you have any stand out rookies?
3. Did you have any position battles in camp/preseason?  How did they turn out?
4. What was the highlight, and what was the lowlight of your preseason games?
5. What is this teams biggest challenge going into the season?
6. Where do you predict this team finishes at the end of the season?




REMEMBER TO WAIT FOR YOUR COACH TO APPROACH YOU, DUE TO THE MEDIA'S ABILITY TO ASK FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 07, 2015, 12:23:32 AM
1.How did you feel your offseason went?
I did what I set out to do. I heard a lot of rumblings and rumors that I screwed up the team even more then the previous GM. I heard the team by team previews, the preseason analsys all saying we were thr worst team, we had no shot, that Orlando could be the worst team in HIFL history. I hear people saying I still had a great foundation with Back and Mullins and I traded them away for nothing. I hear it all. You know who else hears it, Best, Barclay, Cohen and Collins, how about some of those amazing rookies out there that I drafted with the picks I got from those supposed bad deals I made.That locker room has been paying attention and they are salty, they are gritty and they are ready to prove some people wrong. See, you can't build something great if you don't have the proper foundation, if you do not know what the foundation is made of. And for what it was worth, the foundation that was here was not laid down by one Eddie Phoenix. It was not a foundation I saw as strong enough to hold what we are trying to build in Orlando. I came in and I knew I was going to reset the culture here. Change the narrative and make the Orlando stampede a team with an identity. Not a team in which one or two stars played on but a team that went out there and played like,- just that, a TEAM!.

2. After seeing them in camp and in pre-season, do you think you have any stand out rookies?
Well, I think Simon did a terrific job, for a rookie coming in to what is being said a rebuilding situation with the spotlights on him knowing he is playing for his hometown. That he is one of the pieces that will carry this team, I think he did a great job. I also think Ryan Cochran did well, he got a nice sack there vs  Tombstone and I feel Cooper surprised a lot of folks, he played hard. What is important when these rookies go out there is not what they do per say to make the highlight reel but that they understand the fundamentals, play their positions to the best of their ability and contribute even when they aren't involved in the play. When A team loses, most times it's because players do not play their position properly or are out of position or giving up because the ball went away from them. That is not what i saw out there. I saw professional athletes who know what they are doing and do it damn well. Honestly, that is what I want from our rookies out there on the field.
       
3. Did you have any position battles in camp/preseason?  How did they turn out?
I saw some hungry guys out there. You know, everyone here is playing wihtout anyone giving them a chance. From our number 1 to our 5th stringer, everyone is trying to do what they can to not only get better, but make Orlando Stampede better.

4. What was the highlight, and what was the lowlight of your preseason games?
As a whole I think the highlights were watching these guys go putt here already knowing what is being said and still competing at a high level even in something as what some might say meaningless preseason games. Well, by the way those teams were competing out there you wouldn't have know if it was preseason or week 9. And lets not forget QB, Kyle Aquino and his performance out there putting the Stampede on his back and let's not forget the man on the other side that made it all possible for Kyle, Mike Gorham, 105 yards on 5 catches, that man is playing mad and I like it. Let's not forget with all the passing Brandt looked solid and slippery out there. He forced those LB's to come up giving Mike some space to get open. I see good things in Orlando's future. As far as lowlights are concerned I don't think there was any. Administration wise I could have handled something better but as a team and in that locker room I think the guys know what must be done. You guys are giving us a snow balls chance in Disney Land to do anything this season and fr me. I think that is fantastic. It will allows these guys to go out there and shock the world every week.

5. What is this teams biggest challenge going into the season?
I think it's going to be keeping our spirits up. All the guys in the back have heard the nay sayers and right now that has become a huge    chip on their shoulder, but no matter how angry you play or how much you look from within to self motivate, when you hear you are a loser and then you lose a few games you start to believe the non-sense being said around you. So the biggest challenge is going to be making sure that our coaches keep these guys motivated and always looking for something to put on the board to get themselves angry and ready to play no matter what is being said in the news or what the record says.

6. Where do you predict this team finishes at the end of the season?
I will predict this, this team will surprise some people. This team with shock some people. I predict some of those players you all have written off will make the highlight reel most nights, and most of all, I predict this team will give Orlando something to be proud of as long as they always come ready to play.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2015, 05:09:11 PM
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I'm going to be honest with you boss, after the off-season I was worried I stepped into the wrong job and was in for a bad year... but your press conference definitely made me feel that the right man is at the wheel.

That was great and the entire team noticed it.  You have our confidence, now hopefully we can play this year, find who deserves to stay and who needs to go, and build this team one year at a time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 08, 2015, 04:49:27 PM
OK, Coach Bryce, what is your take on what you saw out there. As far as personnel goes, where would you like to make some changes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 09, 2015, 01:42:17 AM
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Well, do you want to know about changes for this year, or changes in the grand scheme to make the team more in the mold of what I think would work best for our system?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 09, 2015, 09:13:38 AM
Let me hear both and then I'll start talking to the other coaches. Remember I have wiggle room to make some small upgrades. I'm willing to eat salary if we can better in some areas. Let me know if there is a free agent out there who you think can help us.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 10, 2015, 09:19:41 AM
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We could get an immediate upgrade over Conti at tackle by adding Ronnie Andrade.  He's young and I like his upside.

Other than that, their aren't any free agents that really excite me unless you want to cut Cohen and add Robert Gallagher as a speedy change of pace back.


...long term we need a young stud at RB, we need a true franchise QB, we need a young star receiver. ..We need guard and tackle upgrades, and we basically need to completely upgrade every position on the defense.

It's a long term project.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 12, 2015, 08:14:06 PM
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Hey Boss, I know you're busy, and our boys are really ready to play week 1 football.  We're going to go ahead and autolock it down, but don't fret.  It's not a morale hit or anything, We're going to put our best on the field and go all out and see how it goes.  The coordinators are ready, I'm ready, and the players are ready.  We can look and think about roster moves later, because honestly anyone we added would need a week or two to acclimate to our offense anyways..



AUTOLOCK
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 08:31:44 PM
WEEK 1 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, YOUR ESPN NEWS, AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CLUB
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 16, 2015, 01:48:05 AM
I saw some good play out there. Would I have liked to come away with the win, of course, who wouldn't but I think I speak for everyone when I say we saw a lot of heart and hustle on that field by our boys and those are the building blocks for a foundation that will lead to a successful future here in Orlando. Do we have work to do? Yes. I think every team does in some facet of this game. We have work to do on both sides of the ball and that is what this is about, getting better, turning your weakness into your strength. And before I forget how about a round of applaud for the effort put in by Roberto Brandt, 3 TD's, I mean what a game. Once we get all our gears moving at the same speed we are going to be scary. But for right now we are looking ahead and forward to next week's challenge.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 16, 2015, 09:17:41 AM
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What did you learn about your team this week?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 16, 2015, 07:01:27 PM
I learned what we all learned, Physically, we can go head to head with anyone. Mentally, we play harder when the chips are down. Competitively, we don't put our tails between our legs. We have the talent, I know it, you know it, the Orlando Stampede fans know it...now once all those guys in that locker room look in the mirror and tell themselves that they have what it takes, once they all know it,-oh BOY!. So I guess to answer your question, I learned what every team will come to learn. Orlando Stampede comes to play.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 16, 2015, 10:21:00 PM
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Well, it's definitely a start..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 16, 2015, 11:35:30 PM
Coach, our defense had some trouble against the pass, though we gave up less than 300 yards through the air I'm wondering was that a fluke and will our run defense fair any better against our next opponent. What needs to be moved around?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 17, 2015, 09:13:02 AM
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There isn't much we can do about it, we're pretty average on defense.  You saw the grades.  We've got to build the defense through free agency and the draft, but right now we have to play the hand we're dealt...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 17, 2015, 09:24:33 AM
Darlene DC get Richard McKenzie please, Thank you

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O.K Coach, let me know...do we need to move any linebackers around, and lineman around, I know we have a tough task ahead of us with a stout running game coming our way. Is there a different scheme you would like to try?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 17, 2015, 09:30:46 AM
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I am putting our best team on the field, it's just we don't have a ton of studs.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 17, 2015, 10:10:27 AM
I hear you and I'm going to look around, now, do you think I should talk to Barclay, I mean the guy is a monster but it seems like he's having a little trouble showing everyone? you think I should talk to him or let him find his own stride?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 17, 2015, 10:30:31 AM
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As a former Defensive End, I'd probably not like if my GM called me in after 1 game.  Maybe give the big man some time, if he's not shaped up by week 4, maybe then talk to him about it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 17, 2015, 01:25:53 PM
Great coach,I know as a former DE you got his back and that is awesome. That is what team is about? Thank you Coach,

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Darlene can you get me coach Sanders, Thank you

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Coach, First off amazing game plan, Brandt had an amazing day. I see Kyle spread the ball evenly. I know it's only week 1 but I am here to help anyway I can. Are you happy with what you saw from the offense and should we move some things around. Like Number 1's, 2's and 3's or should we let it ride another week?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 12:58:34 AM
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We got our best out there sonny boy..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 10:15:58 AM
OK, then we go out there and play like we know how.

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Darlene can you call in Roberto Brandt, Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 10:53:42 AM
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Hey boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 02:43:21 PM
Roberto, I just wanted to tell you face to face that you put on one hell of a show out there this past week. But that was last week and this week, we're going to Mackey's house in Alabama. You know all eyes will be focused on you two and the comparisons have already started. I want you to listen and hear what everyone has to say and use that to fuel your motivations, go out there and shut all the nay-sayers down. You set the way for our offense. This is your year, let's go get it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 02:48:57 PM
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I will do my best.  I wish we ran the ball more, 3 TDs was fun but not many chances to gain yardage.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 04:20:06 PM
I'll run it by coach Sanders but understand he is doing the best he can out there and as long as he has performances like the one you gave us, we have a chance.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 08:19:28 PM
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Hey, that's all I can ask.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 09:10:02 PM
OK, I'll call in coach Sanders now, good talking, can't wait to see you out on that field.

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Darlene, can you get me coach Sanders again, thank you

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Coach, thanks for meeting with me once again, I was speaking with Roberto and he feels like he can carry more of the load. Now, I would never tell you how to run your offense because I think your spread offense is amazing. But, I was wondering maybe giving Roberto the workload this week can help free up our guys like Gorham, Simon, Collins and Best to be more efficient in the spread. What do say we give the kid the workload and we can see what he can do and what we have. I honestly think it will make the spread even better, What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 09:25:14 PM
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I think running backs always want the ball more...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 10:21:27 PM
They do, except our guy put up three touchdowns in week 1. I brought him here because I knew he could score, now I want to know if he could run. I want to know what type of runner we have here. I want to know if he could carry the rock or is he going to fold and put the ball on the ground. So, For this game I'm suggesting we adopt a more balanced running attack. We see how it works. This is what building a team is. If he can't handle the load we stay the course. But if he can and he surprises us, well that is just one more weapon we can use to our advantage. This is win win.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 11:04:22 PM
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Fine, just adjust the percentage in your lock in, I'm going to get back to the practice field.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 11:32:11 PM
Excellent, than you coach for understanding and rolling with it. I'll start getting all that done!

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Darlene before we lock and wrap up the week can you get me Kyle Aquino, thank you

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Kyle, first off you looked comfortable out there. You spread the ball well. How do you feel out there?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 11:33:51 PM
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It wasn't great, but it was a good start I think. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 18, 2015, 11:45:19 PM
Definitely was, I wanted to tell you that I saw some real good things out there. You spread the ball well. This week coach Sanders and myself spoke and we are going to see if we can open up the field more for you by having a more balanced run attack. This way, with Roberto running, maybe we can draw the opposition to bring eight men in the box leaving Simon, Gorham,Collins and Best open in space with the spread. I think with teams already knowing you can throw that ball all over the field, if we can get teams to also worry about our run game we will be dangerous.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 11:48:46 PM
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I just run the plays that get called in... how you decide to do it is between you and coach.  
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 19, 2015, 12:02:39 AM
I know, but you are one of the leaders on this team and I wanted to be upfront and give you the heads up and respect of telling you we were going to change things this week. Thank you Roberto, can't wait to see you out there on the field this week.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 19, 2015, 12:09:02 AM
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Roberto?  Hey man... who the hell do you think I am?  My name is KYLE. You want to talk to me like I'm some important part of the team, and then you call me ROBERTO?!

...Go to hell, suit!
 
 

KYLE AQUINO STORMS OUT OF THE OFFICE IN A BIG HUFF AND PUFF MOMENT, HE SLIPS AND FALLS OUTSIDE YOUR SECRETARY'S OFFICE AND SLAMS HIS HEAD ON THE PRINTER, NOW IS IN THE MEDICAL TRAINERS ROOM, HE IS DIAGNOSED WITH A CONCUSSION AND WILL MISS THIS WEEKS GAME...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 19, 2015, 12:25:04 AM
(Eddie storms out of his office)

Dammit, Darlene, get me Mario Estrada please, Jeeesh

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Mario, as you may of or may of not heard, your teammate Kyle stormed out the room because I was talking to him about how we are going to go with the run game with Roberto this week, I called him Roberto and he flipped. Well, one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity. You're starting this week. Go see coach Sanders for the run down.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 19, 2015, 12:30:05 AM
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FINALLY!  My opportunity to start a game in the HIFL!  WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!  
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 19, 2015, 01:09:02 AM
Go out there and do your best, let's surprise some people. Can't wait to see you what you do on the field this week.

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Darlene, I'm going to call it quits for tonight, first thing tomorrow I'll finalize my sheets and paper work., goodnight.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 19, 2015, 01:11:26 AM
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Goodnight, Roberto.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 19, 2015, 01:18:34 PM
(Darlene let the coaches know I'm going into the lockeroom)

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(Goes into the lockeroom and looks around as he gets everyone's attention)

Gentlemen, as you know, due to the unfortuante injury to Kyle Aquino, Mario Estrada will now have the oppurtunity to lead you all. He is as excited for this oppurtunity as I am to give it to him. He needs you as much as we need him. So let's go out there in what will be a hostile crowd, let's shut them up and shit them down. Play smart, play hard and let's change the narrative. I like what I saw week one. Now let's go get this franchise it's first win!

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Slow
Run/Pass Ratio Changed to 70/30
Blitz Ration: 60/40

Depth Chart Changes
Mario Estrada Starting Quaterback.
Implementing Cover 2 Defense

Offense
Implementing I-formation
Spread Offense: Richard Collins is now number (3) Receiver

3-4 defense
Barclay from NT to LDE
Merlin Mclendon from LDE to NT
Sam Rose (1) SS in 3-4 defense

3-4 defense and Cover 2 mainly to be used.

I-Formation
QB – (1) Mario Estrada (2) Thomas Walsh  (3)Kyle Aquino
RB – (1)Roberto Brandt (2) Marcus Walker (3)David Cohen
FB – (1) Robert Williams
RT – (1) Everette Conti
RG – (1) Deon Wentwroth
C – (1) Harry Ham (2) Jeffrey Gillette
LG – (1) Lesley Cooper
LT – (1) Harold Womack
TE – (1) Shawn Simon (2) Gary McMahon
WR – (1) Mike Gorham (2) Richard Collins  (3)Ian Pietro
WR – (1)Xavier Best (2) Enrique Ledford (3) Christopher Rousseau

DEFENSE
Cover 2
RDE – (1) Andrew Reyes (2) Merlin Mclendon
LDE – (1) Merlin Mclendon (2) Andrew Reyes
RDT – (1) Michael Barclay (2) Harold Womack
LDT – (1) Charles O'Brian (2) Everette Conti
LOLB – (1) Jaun Harris (2) Patrick Frank
MLB – (1) Patrick Frank  (2) Oscar Stegail 
ROLB – (1) Ryan Cochran  (2) Patrick Frank
CB – (1) Donald Mclintock (2) Chris Robinson
CB – (1) Chris Robinson (2) Joel Flemming
FS – (1) Kevin Daniels (2) Gregory Neal
FS – (1) Sam Rose (2)Andrew Thomas


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2015, 10:38:38 PM
WEEK 2 PRESS CONFERENCE

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, YOUR ESPN NEWS, AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CLUB
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 22, 2015, 08:52:37 AM
(Eddie walks in and looks around before sitting. he takes a deep breath pulls his chair out and sits down)


I take the blame for this loss. I put this one on my shoulders. From losing our QB a few days before to changing up the defensive scheme at the last minute when my coaches said they had it all control. I didn't give my guys enough time to really let the new scheme sink in. This whooping falls on me. The team was faced with a lot of obstacles this week that I placed in front of them and it ain't fair to put this on them. Next week we will go back to what we know best. We will go back to our originally planned defenses and offensive spread scheme. We will have our QB back and the fans shouldn't panic. I know that is hard to sell after this beat down and I know after this week all the media types and "sports analyst" will beat their chest chirping about their predictions towards this team, but it wasn't the teams fault. Next week we will go out there and shine and once again give Orlando a team they can be proud no matter the outcome. I tell you, one positive that we as a team walked away with was that Roberto did a nice job carrying the load like he said he could. That is one more weapon we can strut out there next week at our home opener against Atlanta.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2015, 09:48:32 AM
"Do you have any concerns over Atlanta's exotic 4-4 defense?"
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 22, 2015, 05:17:18 PM
No, we don't concern ourselves with what other teams are doing. They have to game plan to stop us just like we have to game plan to stop them. They should be more concerned with how angry our guys are and the fact we get Kyle back. Plus they haven't played a spread offense with weapons like we have, so, I'll let them and everyone else worry about things like 4-4 defense, we'll concentrate on what we have to do to get this first win.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2015, 08:32:04 PM
"How was Kyle Aquino injured last week?"
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 22, 2015, 09:08:26 PM
Well, I called him to my office because I wanted to let him know for the week we would be using a more stout running scheme.  Just wanted to be upfront with our intentions so he didn't think we were running because of we didn't believe in him. I was telling him about our game plan with Roberto Brandt, he understood and he left my office. I was then made aware by my publicist that Kyle had been in an unfortunate accident which I do not intent to disclose to the media, it's in house. It was a freak but unfortunate accident. He's good to go now. Myself and the organization are glad that he's feeling better and I know he's psyched to get out there for our home opener. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 23, 2015, 02:59:33 AM
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One of those "one step forward, two steps back" kinda weeks boss. Barclay looked good at DE in the 3-4 though...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 23, 2015, 11:52:21 AM
Tell me about it coach, What can you take away from this week that you saw out there that can help us next week?

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Coach, We really need to get Barclay rolling, he got a nice sack and hopefully he can build from that. Do you think we should keep the 3-4 or do you think we should eliminate it?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 23, 2015, 01:03:10 PM
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Whatever we do we need to pick a plan and stick to it.  We're going to Joba Chamberlain our entire team if we change roles every week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 02:34:43 AM
COACH BRYCE SHOWS YOU A PICTURE OF JOBA CHAMBERLAIN TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HIS REFERENCE
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 11:06:34 AM
Understand, Ok, We are going to stick to what we worked on in the preseason. I'll call the other coaches and let them know, thanks coach.

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Darlene can you get all the coaches on the line please, thank you

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Coach Sanders and Coach McKenzie I would like to apologize for thinking a last minute change to our scheme would help us more than hurt us. We are going back to the schemes we worked on in the off season. I'll keep the players that we moved to their new positions at their new positions because I really like what I saw from Barclay at DE. We are gong back to Kyle as our QB, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 11:17:49 AM
THE COACHES REJOICE.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 04:18:46 PM
Darlene please get me Deon Wentworth, thank you

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Deon, seems like you have been dealing with some injuries. How are you feeling?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 04:34:06 PM
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I'm feeling better this week boss, thanks for asking. Hopefully I can stay on the field the rest of the year.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 05:34:04 PM
Well, I only want you to play if you absolutely can. We need you out there but you have to always think of the future and life after football. So I'll put you out there but if you feel any discomfort you be careful and take yourself out.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 05:43:19 PM
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Thanks boss, I'm glad you think of me as a person and not some simulated character.  That means a lot.
 


A RELATIONSHIP IS FORMED BETWEEN YOURSELF AND DEON WENTWORTH
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 08:04:09 PM
Excellent, See you out on that field Deon.

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Darlene, can you please get me Kyle Aquino, thanks
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 08:40:50 PM
HE REFUSES TO TALK TO YOU
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 09:03:48 PM
OK Darlene, I'll let him cool off.

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Darlene get me Barclay please, thank you

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Barclay, wonderful game you had out there this past week. How do you like the change to DE?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 09:08:25 PM

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Is it a full time move?  I thought it was just for the 3-4.
 

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 09:40:08 PM
Do you prefer the 3-4?, I honestly think you can play DE in any scheme. I say let's also give it a try with the Nickel and 4-3 and see how you feel. If you don't like it then we'll either implement more 3-4 scheme or put your where you feel most comfortable. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 09:45:54 PM
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I'm cool at DE, I just wanted to know where I'm at man. Last week it was only on the 3-4
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 09:51:02 PM
Excellent Barclay. You are one of our best defenders out there and one of best players overall. I need you on that line as much as possible. The more you are in there, the more havoc you create and the better it is for us as a team. You're the man!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 10:21:00 PM
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Yeah I am
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 25, 2015, 11:44:29 PM
Great, can't wait to see you out there causing havoc Barclay. See you on the field.

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Darlene, before I start winding rings down for next week can you get me coach Bryce please, Thanks

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Coach, I want to ask you a few questions

First- We haven't had time to really just talk, how does it feel to finally be coaching your own team?
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Second -Would you like an assistant?
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Third -I love the work you are doing and how you got these guys ready every week. Now, Are there any players who aren't quite working out with what we are doing here or is everyone on board?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 12:45:30 AM
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Well boss, it's been a whirlwind.  I would love an assistant, NEXT YEAR there isnt anyone worth it right now.  And we can't make any useful changes right now so like I told you two weeks ago, we have to play with what we've got..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 26, 2015, 01:12:29 AM
Awesome, Thanks Coach. I'll be checking things over and if no one has any questions, I'll be wrapping things up on my end pretty soon. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 01:31:03 AM
 
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No problem boss.  We're ready when you are.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 03:40:41 PM

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Like, we just need a lock in sheet..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 26, 2015, 06:25:18 PM
(Walks into the locker room)

Fellas, let's go PROTECT THIS HOUSE!

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 35/65
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision

Depth Chart Changes
Kyle Aquino starting

Barclay to LDE in all schemes

3-4 defense to be added to original defensive schemes.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 06:41:33 PM
WEEK 3 PRESS CONFERENCE

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, YOUR ESPN NEWS, AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CLUB
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 01:58:05 AM
(Eddie walks into the meeting with a restless excitement and smile on his face)


WHOOAAA...

Did you guys see that game?

(Eddie sits down)

Wow, that right there, that is the one thing you can't measure. That right there was HEART!.  We are in week three, we already lost two prior games. One in which we took a dreadful beating and for this team to come out here and play the way they did is beyond me. To have that team across the field on the ropes and have it end the way it did on a kick off return. We didn't walk out with the result we wanted but we walked out of there with something better, we walked out knowing with a catch here and a tackle there we can win games. Talk about bringing excitement back to Orlando. I know the fans did not come away with the win they wanted and this might as well could have been that week, but that right there, what we saw out on that field, well, that speaks volumes to the fortitude and will this Orlando team has. Look, every week we are getting better. I mean 340 yards and two TD's thrown by our Qb Kyle Aquino. 145 yards and a TD by Xavier Best that could be the best turn of a fifteen yard to ninety-three yard dash this league will see this year. Let's not forget another TD by Roberto Brandt. Another sack by Barclay at the DE position. I can go on and on with the performance and downright hustle of everyone on this team. Look, we see that we have the pieces place. We have the hustle, will, determination and most importantly of all, we have the heart. The chemistry in that locker room is like none I have ever seen. Now we will build on that and get ready for a visit from Lincoln next week. All I have to tell the fans right now is, be patient. With everything that we have working for us the future looks bright and the wins will come. Right now we are not a winning team, but for what we are doing on that field, we are a TEAM!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 11:39:14 AM
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Do you believe that Barclay's move to Defensive End is a permanent one?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 12:16:48 PM
Well, we talked before the this past game. I made it known that it was clearly up to him and he said he was fine as long as he knew what his role was, so I guess I'll leave it there, as long as he feels comfortable and feels like he can contribute from that position he'll keep producing at that position. I personally think he's starting to flourish from that position, but then again I'm not the one out there. It's totally up to him.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 12:40:12 PM
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Ok, I just never saw where you sent 250K to the league office for the official roster/position change.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 03:56:57 PM
Well I had to ask him first, told him he would play everywhere and then to come back to me if he felt right. I'm sure after another great performance he had I'll be sending in a check this week. I didn't want assume or make him play where he didn't want too, so we tried him out. But the league can expect a check this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 04:06:14 PM
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What is the next step for your team's progression?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 04:43:30 PM
Well, we need tighten up special teams, though that run back was in my opinion a fluke, it's a place we need to pay more attention too, other than that, just keep pounding. Keep going forward and learning from our mistakes and perfecting the things that make fans fill those seats. We have some guys still trying to find their rhythm and groove. I believe we where one special teams tackle away from getting our first win. They say there are no moral victories, but I'm sorry, if that loss wasn't something to build on than I don't know what to say. This stadium was rocking, you know why? Because of those men out there who
lace them up and put on those pads and leave it on the field every week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 04:56:33 PM
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So close to our first win...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 04:58:40 PM
Exciting times Coach Bryce. Our fans are amazing and are standing by us as long as we keep playing that way. You and the rest of the coaching staff are doing a terrific job out there.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 05:12:44 PM
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Thanks, as for the fans, the few we have are doing great. A win sure would be nice.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 05:58:56 PM
well I think that is what the team is trying to do, OK coach, gonna look meet with some guys and I'll be back to talk to you in a few

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Darlene can you get me Ryan Cochran please thank you.

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Hello Ryan, Just wanted to tell you that you have been playing great. I don't want you think your efforts are going unnoticed. Three games you have 16 tackles and two sacks, I mean you have been doing a great job holding down that defense as much as possible and I wanted to tell you that every week I tell myself that you are part of the future and I'm excited about it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 06:15:22 PM
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I hope you'd think I'm part of the future, you drafted me in the 3rd round homie...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 08:38:31 PM
And your play as proven me right. To many organizations look at players as commodities and investments. I see my players as people. So when you are doing great I like to focus on the positive and when things aren't going right I want my guys to know to keep their head up. I'm all about positive reinforcement. Football is one aspect of life. Thank you Ryan, can't wait to see you out not he field next week.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 08:52:58 PM
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Later..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 10:21:59 PM
Cool,

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Darlene can you get me Kyle Aquino please, thank you!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 10:44:00 PM
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...what do you want?  
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 27, 2015, 10:51:33 PM
I'm glad you met with me this week Kyle. I wanted to apologize for how everything went down and it won't happen again. You had an amazing week back and I wanted to tell you that you are an important part of this team moving forward Kyle. Keep up the fantastic work!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 11:08:16 PM
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...Whatever, Carl.  
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 28, 2015, 12:48:51 AM
(Eddie laughs)

OK Kyle, can't wait to see you out on the field this week.

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Darlene, Can you get me Shawn Simon, thanks
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 28, 2015, 12:50:27 AM
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Hello?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 28, 2015, 01:27:28 AM
There he is, hometown boy, Shawn Simon! First off let me start by saying you have been doing great for us Shawn. The best part about my job is that I get to sit back and watch as the fans, your teammates and the league all get to see you growing as an individual, a football player and most importantly one of the best if not already the best tight end in the league every time you step on that field. Some advice if I may, take every good thing you do and try and perfect it and every mistake and try and learn from it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 28, 2015, 02:16:50 AM
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Thanks boss, I appreciate that.  I know I'm not anywhere near the best Tight End in the league yet, I'm no RGIII, I won't claim that until it's true.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 28, 2015, 09:39:13 AM
I like your modesty Shawn. Just know, I knew you were something special when I drafted you and you're proving me right. Continue to play the way you're playing. Keep doing the awesome job you're doing. Can't wait to see you on the field this week.

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Darlene, I'm going to start finalizing some things. If anyone has any questions or want to talk to me, just send them in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 28, 2015, 11:45:18 AM
NO ONE HAS ANYTHING TO ASK, YOU ARE GOOD.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 29, 2015, 01:12:44 PM
Darlene can you get me Coach Bryce, thanks

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Coach I'm ready to lock in, I was thinking for evaluating purposes what are your thoughts on Marcus Walker as our third down back?


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Coach do you think Enrique Ledford would do as our number 3 WR in the spread? Do you want to keep things the way they are?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2015, 02:14:07 PM
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Walker is basically a bench body, he's a veteran who doesn't have much to offer.


Ledford is young.. lets play this last game of the first quarter and then see about moving him up in the line up. I like his potential though.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 29, 2015, 04:34:35 PM
Awesome coach, Can't wait to see the team out on the field this week.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2015, 04:36:58 PM
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Whenever you're ready.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 29, 2015, 04:37:31 PM
(Eddie walks into the locker room and looks around. He raises his hand and with his thumb and pointer finger shows the players an inch)

This is what an inch looks like, this is how close we are.(Eddie closes his hand and makes a fist) Now let's knock them out. LET'S GO DEFEND THIS HOUSE

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 35/65
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2015, 10:47:12 PM
WEEK 4 PRESS CONFERENCE

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, YOUR ESPN NEWS, AND WHERE YOU BELIEVE YOUR TEAM STANDS AFTER A QUARTER WAY THROUGH THE SEASON...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 29, 2015, 10:59:01 PM
First I want to say I am very proud of how this team performed against a very good Lincoln team. Our defense stepped up. Sam Rose bookending the game with Interception TD's. Two more sacks by Barclay. 13 tackles by Neal. They came out here and they were determined. That's all I can say, I mean besides the hiccup in week 2 we have been close every game and finally we just exploded. When you end the game the way you start it, the way Sam Rose did for us, your chances of winning are very good. That first interception TD set the tone and the last one shut the door. But lets not forget everything inbetween. Another great game by Kyle Aquino. Once again Shawn Simon and Roberto Brandt keep up their great play. Xavier with that nice 39 yard grab and how excited were we to see Mike Gorham get into the endzone. I'm happy but not surprised because this is what we can look like when we start running on all cyclinders. Well take this first win and build on it. The guys in that locker room deserve this win but our mission is not complete. We just went through a tough but encouraging first quarter of the season and if we keep playing at this level, Orlando will be very proud of this team at seasons end. But this is now and next week we travel up north to a very good and balanced team in New Jersey. So, we'll enjoy this now but when we wake up tomorrow, it's back to work.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2015, 11:11:41 PM
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You have the 4th ranked passing game in the league, New Jersey is number 1 against the pass... how do you plan on beating Joan Swope's dominant defensive scheme?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 29, 2015, 11:37:41 PM
Well, the only way we know how, by sending Kyle Aquino, Shawn Simon, Xavier Best,Roberto Brandt, Mike Gorham, Enrique Ledford, Christopher Rousseau, Ian Pietro, Gary McMahon and Richard Collins out on that field, that is how. I think New Jersey has a great defense but I think we have the talent to give Jersey all they can handle.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 30, 2015, 12:22:43 AM
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With news of Long Beach looking to make a trade midseason, do you see yourself as a potential trade partner due to your coaches connection to the franchise?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 30, 2015, 12:47:08 AM
Look, as a GM, coach or player you are always looking to get better. No matter how big or how small. Anywhere you can improve on is a bonus. Now as far as trading with Long Beach because of my coaches connection, well, I like the chemistry we got going here. I can't see myself blowing the team up or ruining the chemistry just to try and make a splash or make the headlines. Every week we are evaluating for the long and short term success of this team. If my coaches think there is somewhere we can improve on by making a trade and it won't ruin that something special we got going on here then I'll always listen. I have full respect and one hundred percent confidence in head coach Bryce, OC Sanders and DC McKenzie.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 30, 2015, 12:55:56 AM
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...I get where you're coming from and respect it, but if we get a chance to bring Lynwood Hunter in, I'd be very happy.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 30, 2015, 01:17:14 AM
O.K, I'll poke around, see where GM Pancho is with all that he has going on over there. Afterwards we might have to have a conversation on exactly how to get it done without ruining what we are trying to build. But I hear you and I like it. I'll get back to you coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 30, 2015, 01:23:52 AM
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Sounds good.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 30, 2015, 11:48:23 PM
Darlene can you get me the owner of the APL team named the Donkeys, I believe his name is Pedro Guerrero jr., thanks

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Mr. Guerrero Jr. I know your looking to get some guys from the HIFL over there and I know your looking for young players. I have a rookie or two and a veteran I'm looking to move to free up some space. Are you interested?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 08:34:17 AM

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I am always interested in new talent, but what are you looking to move and what are you trying to gain my man?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 31, 2015, 09:34:00 AM
I have a package deal, a veteran Running Back Marcus Walker who I think can be a valuable resource given the chance and a Rookie QB in Thomas Walsh who just won't see the light of day in our current QB situation. I'm looking to Acquire a Defensive Tackle and a corner back who might be able to help us. Who do you have available at those positions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 09:45:19 AM

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I don't think we are going to have a deal bud, I am not looking to move players, only acquire.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 31, 2015, 04:06:22 PM
Oh, Ok, then that is fine. Would you be willing to add Marcus Walker and Thomas Walsh?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 07:55:29 PM

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Sure, I'd give you 750K for the pair of them.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 31, 2015, 09:12:00 PM
Ok, I want to talk to them, make it smooth for them. Once I let them know I'll get back to you. Thank you.

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Darlene can you get me Marcus Walker, thanks

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 09:19:31 PM
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Yo.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on August 31, 2015, 10:27:51 PM
Marcus, I have been informed by a team in the APL that they are willing to trade for you and might have a starting job for you. I love your veteran presence and I would love for you to keep mentoring Robert Williams and Roberto Brandt but I know your not getting younger and are looking for opportunity, something that isn't coming with us. So out of respect I'll leave it up to you? Would you want to try and get a starting job in the APL or would you stay with us and continue to mentor our younger backs while still helping us move forward?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 11:34:08 PM
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Which city?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 01, 2015, 09:17:34 AM
Tijuana Donkey's.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 01, 2015, 09:38:04 AM
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Man, I'd rather be here in Florida.  Not a fan of Mexican teams.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 01, 2015, 05:56:01 PM
OK, I hear you...with that said would you want to come on as a player coach to help our young backs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 01, 2015, 10:34:58 PM
 
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That could be cool man, I think I'd enjoy that.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 01, 2015, 11:50:27 PM
Well then, let's make it happen. Thank you Marcus, When I acquired you I knew you could help this team and though you haven't been on the field much this slight change might help us more than any I could have imagined. I put it in. Thanks again.

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Darlene, get me Coach Bryce,

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Coach, Marcus Walker has decided to help us out and become a player coach for the running backs. I figured since he wasn't getting any playing time. Maybe his veteran presence can help us another way.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 02, 2015, 08:47:51 AM
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...uh ok?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 02, 2015, 03:29:14 PM
OK,

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Darlene can you get coach Guerrero Jr on the line front he Donkeys

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Mr. Guerrero Jr, Glad to talk again, hey I have worked the deal so it helps both of us. My veteran wants to stay on board on our team as a player coach which works considering I know you prefer younger guys, So you can still have rookie Thomas Walsh for a reduced price obviously.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 02, 2015, 06:03:33 PM

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Alright man, 250K to you and we'll take the QB.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 03, 2015, 12:18:14 AM
Ok, then we have a deal

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Darlene can you get me Bobby Shapiro

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Bobby, I am interest in signing your client Michael Driver for the remainder of the season for a million bucks. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2015, 11:52:38 PM
 
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Oh, well of course we'll sign for a Million, make it happen.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 04, 2015, 12:15:07 AM
Done

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Darlene can you get me Coach Bryce, thanks

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Coach I send Rookie QB to the APL for some cash. I used it to pick up another piece to the defense I hope can help. Michael Driver. Obviously he haven't played in our system so for this week bench him.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 04, 2015, 12:17:34 AM
 
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The money we get from the APL goes into our PR pool, so it will help with scouting, but I hear you.  Hopefully Walsh does well in Tijuana, he's a good kid.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 04, 2015, 08:50:20 AM
Great, I'll be locking it all up real soon. Thanks Coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 04, 2015, 03:36:53 PM
(Eddie walks into the locker room. he looks around until he gets everyone's attention)

We will forever be the underdog and quite honestly, I prefer it that way. Men, You know what a win looks like,...what it feels like,...what it can do.... GO GET IT!

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 35/65
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision

Depth Chart
Enrique Ledford to #3 WR in all schemes

CB Michael Driver does not play this week.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 02:08:12 AM
WEEK 5 PRESS CONFERENCE

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK. THEY WAIT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR ESPN NEWS, YOUR UPCOMING OPPONENT, YOUR THOUGHTS ON MAKING A TRADE GOING FORWARD, AND YOUR CHANCES OF ACHIEVING YOUR OWNER GOALS FROM THE START OF THE SEASON.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 07, 2015, 08:30:44 PM
First off I want to tell all the guys in the back, hell of a game fellas. Now, where were we. What can I say, we went up agaisnt one of the leagues toughest pass defenses and threw for 290 in which Xavier Best caught 4 passes for 106 yards. Simon pulled down 5 receptions for 90 yards. For all accounts, the stats say we should have won this game except for tunrovers. Listen, Kyle shredded that defense, but instead of scores we had turnovers and no mater how good your stats are, three interceptions will doom any team. But we exposed New Jersey. Our pass game helped Brandt run for 105 yards. I mean this team is showing some gumption. Looking forward I think we have an amazing core of guys to build on, Shaun, Xavier, Roberto. A solid foundation in the success of Orlando looking to the future. I can't explain how proud I am of these guys. I have been hearing some rumblines and some radio perosnalities talking about trades we might make or can make, honestly I think we have a solid foundation and my coaching staff is doing a wonderful job accessing the players we already have. I was able to make a move to add a little more bank to PR which can only help us moving forward in our scouting. Now, let's focus on next week. Missouri comes to town, and we will go at them like we attack every team, fast and hard, just like a Stampede.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 09:42:31 PM
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..Exposed them, eh?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 07, 2015, 10:17:45 PM
Coach, This week have Michael Driver work out with the team and get him ready to play next week. How did Ledford look in the 3 hole?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 10:56:41 PM
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Alright, sounds good.


COACH BRYCE GOES TO LEAVE THE ROOM
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 08, 2015, 12:07:16 AM
Hey coach, one more thing, How did WR Ledford look at the number 3 spot this past game?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2015, 12:24:28 AM
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Oh, I thought since you blew off my comment you wouldn't mind if I blew off yours.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 08, 2015, 01:26:42 AM
Sorry coach, I thought you felt the same way I did. I felt like we did expose them, they didn't stop our WR's, Kyle just made a few mistakes. Sorry about that coach. I thought we did a great job exposing their #2 corner and the middle of their defense. We showed everyone a speedy number two and a big man TE got their number.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2015, 12:38:39 PM
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I think to expose a team you have to score a touchdown, in some form or fashion.  I'm all for keeping things positive, but when you say "we exposed their defense" and they are still ranked #1 and we couldn't score a touchdown it makes it look like we are oblivious to the fact we couldn't score a freaking touchdown..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 08, 2015, 06:10:48 PM
I hear you Coach, when you put it like that I totally hear how it sounds a bit "off" to say the least. I''ll be more frank with my assessments. Those guys work so hard out there I don't ever want to be the stating what I'm sure they are going to hear on ESPN, local media outlets and in the papers all week. I don't need to start it. I stay positive, but I'll be a bit more straight forward for now on. Thanks for your words coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2015, 06:19:23 PM
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Yeah, you got it.


COACH LEAVES FOR REAL THIS TIME
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 08, 2015, 11:00:34 PM
Darlene can you call in Kicker, C. Babcock, Thank you

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Babcock, first I want to say thank you, you have been magnificent this year. Defense and RB's,Wr's and Qb's suck up all the media attention but I want to let you know that I have noticed you. Keep up the great play.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2015, 11:57:42 PM
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They get all that money too man, want to show me appreciation, show me the money baby.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 09, 2015, 06:45:21 PM
You know what I will, but you need to sign with us long term.Hell I think you might be one of a small list that are making more than 3 million per year. What about if I restructure the deal now for 3 years at 4 million per and that includes me restructuring and giving you a 500k bump right this instance putting you at 4 mill even for the year. That puts you at the high end of what the kickers in this league are making.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2015, 08:40:10 PM
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So we rewrite my deal to be 4 years and 4MM salary starting immediately?  I can dig that dog.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 09, 2015, 09:17:26 PM
You got it, I take of my players. I'm glad we had this talk. Keep up the good work

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Darlene can you get me Michael Driver
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2015, 09:24:26 PM
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What it look like homie?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 09, 2015, 10:06:56 PM
Wassup Michael, Just wanted to tell you we are happy to have you on board. Coach Bryce is going to try and get you in the game, but ease you in slowly so you get familiar with our system. What formation you play best on?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2015, 10:10:26 PM
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Typically dude I play nickle or dime back, never been a starter.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 09, 2015, 10:30:19 PM
Well that's a damn shame that you have never been a starter. Listen I'm all about opportunity. I'm going to see if coach can get you in the game this week. Make some plays, make them count and by week 7 you can be a starter if you really want to, if you're really hungry. I am looking to add some depth for the future. How does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2015, 10:35:36 PM
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I got you homie, lets do it
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 09, 2015, 10:50:16 PM
Great, can't wait to see what you do out there...

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Darlene can you get me Coach Bryce, Thanks

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Coach I have a question, from what you have seen who are our top two fastest guys in order?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2015, 10:57:36 PM
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Roberto Brandt and Gregory Neal.

...now if you don't mind, we're losing valuable practice time with me standing here, please don't call me back until we're locking in.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 09, 2015, 11:20:46 PM
Ok, sorry coach, you're 100% right, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Darlene, can you get me Gregory Neal please

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Greg, how have you been besides awesome out on that field? Listen, I brought you in hear to first say great job so far and to give you some insight on what I have planned for this week but I wanted to run it by you first. I would like to play you to be our Kick and punt returner team this week. I hear you are one of our fastest guys on our team and I think we need to speed up our special teams. How do you feel about that?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2015, 11:45:02 PM
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I'll do it man, but I'm not going to lie.  Right now I'm not really digging this team.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 10, 2015, 05:00:51 PM
That's disappointing to hear, you play so hard. We need more play makers like yourself on both sides of the ball and especially on special teams and that is why I want you returning kicks and punts. You can help change things around here Gregory. You can make this a place not only yourself but everyone digs. I'll move things around and get you in. We'll talk again at the end of the season and hopefully things have changed.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 05:04:09 PM
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Alright man.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 10, 2015, 10:01:50 PM
Great, can't wait to see you out there.

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Darlene I'm ready to lock in
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 10, 2015, 10:02:16 PM


(Eddie Walks in the locker room and looks around. He starts clapping while looking at everyone. He starts smacking shoulder pads, pumping his fist and shouts WHOOOOO)

IT'S TIME TO BE THE MAN, LET'S GO GET'EM BOYS

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 35/65
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision

Depth Chart
Richard Collins to #3 WR in all schemes
Michael Driver (CB) in at #3 CB and in all Nickel and Dime back Packages.
Gregory Neal will also play Kick Returner and Punt Returner

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 11, 2015, 11:11:56 PM
WEEK 6 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK'S GAME, YOUR FAVORITE GAME TO WATCH OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN, WHAT YOU HOPE TO SEE COME FROM THE OWNERS MEETING THIS WEEKEND, AND WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOUR FRANCHISE.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 14, 2015, 12:48:32 AM
(Eddie walks in with a smile sipping water from a water bottle. He sits down)

I hope everyone is having a great day, I know I sure am. So let's get to it. This week was  a good week. I know some of you sitting out there and others in media land are shocked that we now have two wins. I got news for you, I am not. Those guys in that locker room are not. Our coaching staff is not. Hell, we feel we should have at least 4-5 wins. But those are the breaks. The twist and turns that help guide us to where we want to go and will eventually end up. Let me say big props to Shawn Simon, is that guy amazing to watch or what? 7 catches for a 138 yards which included a 61 yard bomb for a TD, WOW! How about Roberto Brandt, 2 more touchdowns! But wait, how about our defense. Let's show this up and coming defense some love. Sam Rose and Michael Barclay have been playing outstanding. Every week different parts of our defense are stepping up. I mean 21 tackles between Flemming and Frank, man!. We have something special here guys and you better jump on board.

As far as what other games I like to watch other than my own, I don't enjoy watching any other game. Every time I watch a game I am jotting down names, looking for weaknesses, so I guess to answer your question, I like watching any game that will give me insight and the advantage on my upcoming opponent. 

Now let's talk about the owners meetings, I would like the owners to maybe think about the amount of future draft picks traded somehow be controlled or have a cap. Honestly, the previous GM the this great team traded away nearly every draft pick we had. Thank goodness for my quick thinking, I moved some players and acquired some trades and picks that landed us Simon, Barclay, Cochran, Brandt, Best and Rose. 6 players who look to be the future of this franchise along with a few others who were already here and given opportunity such as Kyle and Babcock. So yeah, I would like to see some rule that allows only a certain number of trading picks or how many trades teams can make within one season and the off season. I mean there are some quality players out there collecting jerseys, and for what. For some GM to try and save his job, what about the players, what about their families that they have to keep uprooting. I think it's selfish and we need to think of a way that doesn't allow GM's to continually blow up franchises to save their own hide. Anyway, that is what I would like to see come from the owners meetings.

As far as this franchise is concerned, I am so proud of these guys and it makes me happy to see a lot of the younger players growing into their own. Seeing the foundation of this great franchise being rebuilt from the bottom up. That is why every guy in that locker room plays hard to the final minute. That is why when I ask a guy to play at a different position they are willing. They want to be part of something, they want to be part of a TEAM! And like I have been saying since day, WE ARE A TEAM! Now, I am going to go to the Locker room. Shares some hugs and high fives. Maybe play  a little James brown in the locker room, then get ready to move on out and start planning for next week. Anymore questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 09:00:16 AM
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Some say you are crazy for believing that a 31 year old veteran is the "future" of your running back position.  In a position that has a short life-span, do you really think Brandt is your back of the future?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 14, 2015, 12:36:04 PM
Why wouldn't I?, Right now, if I had to say who is our starting running back next year, I would say Brandt. The man has a nose for the end zone. He does the dirty work between hash marks and fights for each yard. I think the misconception in this league and sports in general is that once a player hits a certain age that he is on the way out or can no longer contribute, I think differently. I think as long as you have something to offer and Brandt does, there's a place for you. Is there space to add more depth and talent, of course, that can be said about any position. Who wouldn't want more depth and talent. But right now, Brandt is that talent and he's been doing a great job. So to answer your question, Yes.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 08:55:28 PM
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Well that shut him up.

Good win, I'm amazed by what we're getting from Shawn, he's just getting better every week..

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 14, 2015, 10:47:00 PM
He's amazing, He's definately going to turn things around for us.

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Coach, do you think Corner Back Michael Driver can be a legit contributor to our team?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 11:07:33 PM
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...Nope..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 14, 2015, 11:13:13 PM
OK, disappointing, I really wanted the guy to succeed. Let me ask you coach, do you see any players that might do well playing a different position?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 11:16:50 PM
 
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Not in the middle of the season I don't.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 14, 2015, 11:57:18 PM
Cool, I'll let you get to your business and meet with a few players and then lock in

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Darlene can you get me SS Mario Strong, Thank you!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 15, 2015, 12:22:00 AM
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Yeah?
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 15, 2015, 01:00:47 AM
How's it going Strong, Just wanted to touch base with you. I see the little things you are doing to help this team but i know at times when a name doesn't show up on the stat sheet it can have an effect on someones game so, How do you feel out there?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 15, 2015, 09:33:29 AM
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I'm cool man.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 15, 2015, 11:39:59 AM
Ok, Glad to hear, was checking in. I'm trying and talk to all my players when I can. Cool I'll let you go back to practice.

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Darlene, can you get me Joel Flemming, thanks

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Joel, I wanted to let you know you're doing a great job out there. The offense get's a lot of praise but what you guys are doing out there in the defense week in and week out is a great sign of things to come.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 15, 2015, 11:39:22 PM
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Word. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 16, 2015, 03:39:18 PM
Awesome man, which defensive scheme do you prefer?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 16, 2015, 06:57:44 PM
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Oh I'm not picky dude.   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 16, 2015, 07:52:01 PM
Awesome, that's what you're so good, you play to wing he game!. I'll let you get back to practice. Thanks for your time.

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Darlene, can you get me Coach Bryce please, thanks
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 16, 2015, 08:45:01 PM

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So the rumors are true??? If we win this week you're spending 500K on a massive chicken wing dinner?!?!  Hells yeah!   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 16, 2015, 11:24:44 PM
Let's just say, if we win this week, it's not out the question, though 500k for some wings might be a bit much. I'll definitely consider something for a third win and a back to back win at that. See you out on the practice field, can't wait for the game.

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Darlene can you get me Coach Bryce

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Coach we have played Ledford, Pietro and Collins at our #3 WR slot. in your opinion on what you see out on the field, who is the best one?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 17, 2015, 10:45:18 PM
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I think it has to be Collins, he's done the most and has only dropped one ball all year.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 18, 2015, 05:08:05 PM
Great, I'll let you get back to practice. I'll get ready to lock in, thanks coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 18, 2015, 09:12:50 PM
Darlene before we lock in I have one more person to talk to, please get me Enrique Ledford, thank you.

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Enrique, I have an idea, I would like to play TE this week to see if we can get the mismatch with their Linebacker in our spread and two tightened offense. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 19, 2015, 12:01:19 AM
Sorry, Hiccups, what I meant to say was that I would like you too play TE this week to see if we can expose the mismatch with their Linebacker in our spread and two tight end offense. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 20, 2015, 01:29:33 AM
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If it gets me more playing time, I'm in.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 20, 2015, 01:48:07 AM
Excellent, I'll let coach Bryce know to play you at the Number 2 TE position. Can't wait to see you out on the field.




Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 20, 2015, 01:49:05 AM
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Ok.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on September 20, 2015, 01:53:12 AM
(Eddie walks into the locker room overly excited and clapping his hands.)

Let's get this streak going STAMPEDE!...WHOOO!

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 35/65
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision

Depth Chart
Richard Collins to #3 WR in all schemes
Enrique Ledford to Number 2 TE in all schemes.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2015, 09:49:23 PM
WEEK 7 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK'S GAME, YOUR ESPN NEWS STORY, AND THE CHANGES VOTED ON AT THE OWNERS MEETING...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 03, 2015, 07:50:21 AM

Well, here we are again another week, talking about another game we should have won. Other GM's would be talking about frustration and falling short yada yada yada. But this is who we are right now. You think about the games we could have won and why we didn't. Not because of lack of skill or talent, it all falls on lack of experience in winning situations as a team. I have seen great teams put together in my time. Teams that called themselves Dynasty's, teams that paid the most money for the best players and I have seen them fall short or worst not even compete. That is not what we have here. We have a group of hard nose, bright and strong individuals who are learning and growing with one another. And with that, there will be hurdles along the way. We fall the first time because every winnable situation is different, but, under the same circumstance next time we will prevail. This time, it was 6 interceptions and a fumble recovery and we couldn't take advantage. That's the difference from where we are and where we want to be. Coach Bryce said it best “ We had our chances, but we are clearly not 'there' yet." And he is right on. He has done a great job and I can't wait to see what he does once we access our team and figure out what we need going forward.

As far as the winter meetings go, I am clearly not a fan of opening the trade flood gates to the APL. I think to many owners who haven't got the foresight or talent to search out talent and pull off good trades within the original system will use the APL as their bailout. Their safety net if things go wrong and I don't feel like it fair considering that there needs to be a checks and balances system put in place to really access everyone involved GM's, Players, Coaches. Listen, I think APL is a nice little league, a good league in their own. I like that we are allowed to talk with them. I mean competition is good right, it keeps us on our toes and it's not like the HIFL is going anywhere. We are the number one football league in the world.

Anymore questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 03, 2015, 11:28:34 AM
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I've been looking forward to this week for quite a while.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 04, 2015, 12:47:38 PM
I'm sure you are not the only one who had this date circled. This will be a great week for all us coach.

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Darlene can you get me Xavier Best

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Xavier, like coach Bryce I know you have had this up coming game circled on the calendar. Well, I already know it, but this will be your time to prove to the nay sayers, critics and the coaching staff and gm of Long beach who the true number one receiver in that trade was.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 12:56:51 PM
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COACH BRYCE BLINKS AT YOU, AS IF HE IS MIFFED TO YOUR QUICK DISMISSAL



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Right on boss, I'm going to carve that weak secondary up like a thanksgiving turkey man.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 04, 2015, 08:31:28 PM
Right on Best, coach and Myself are excited about this week, Right coach?

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 05, 2015, 08:43:52 AM
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...yeah
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 05, 2015, 05:24:03 PM
Thank you Best, can't wait to see you out there.

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So  coach Bryce, should we put Best in the number one slot for this game or keep him where he is?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 05, 2015, 11:04:07 PM

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I'd leave him in the No. 2 slot, just make him the primary receiving target.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 06, 2015, 08:49:40 PM
Awesome, thank you Coach, I'll let you head out to practice while I move about. Thank you again
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 07, 2015, 12:54:09 AM
COACH LEAVES
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 07, 2015, 08:42:03 PM
Darlene, After all these raises, sending Thomas over to the APL, free agent singings and converting Barclay. Can you just tell me how much money we have in the budget and PR. I just want to make sure our numbers match. Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 07, 2015, 10:49:49 PM
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$33.63MM in Salary and $18.50MM in PR


 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 07, 2015, 11:24:21 PM
Awesome, exactly what I had. Thank you Darlene
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 09, 2015, 12:07:14 AM
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You're welcome.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 10, 2015, 11:38:43 PM
Darlene can you get me Coach Bryce

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Coach I know you were in the middle of practice but this is important. New owner Rex Raptor has made us a trade offer that we could do not and it will be in effect for next season. He wants to trade us Alphonso Montes for a season 7 2nd round pick and 4th round pick. I would like your input. Would you like me to acquire Alphonso Montes?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 11, 2015, 12:54:29 AM
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The deal would happen now, Rex Raptor is the old owner who is gone after the year ends.

...Montes would be a great addition to the team, no doubt about it, we'd actually have  RB of the future.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 11, 2015, 11:32:51 AM
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...It's definitely a bummer we've already made a trade for this season, oh well.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 11, 2015, 11:24:53 PM
Not to worry to coach, we have had a very positive season thus far in terms of evaluating our players. We also will have all our draft picks. We will be o.k.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 11, 2015, 11:38:02 PM
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Ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2015, 09:50:06 PM
THE BUS IS GETTING WARM, ITS TIME TO GO
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 01:43:40 PM
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Ok we gotta go..


AUTOLOCK
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 03:45:47 PM
MID-SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK'S GAME. THEY EXPECT TO ALSO HEAR ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE FIRST 8 GAMES, YOUR PLACE IN THE DIVISION, CONFERENCE, AND LEAGUE STANDINGS, AND HOW YOU EXPECT THE REST OF YOUR SEASON TO PLAY OUT... DONT FORGET YOUR ESPN NEWS EITHER.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 18, 2015, 02:14:43 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 19, 2015, 10:30:28 PM
Ok, I mean what can I say. We already did better then everyone in the media expected. We beat the defending champs and we keep playing hard. The thing is, we are playing like we know how. We have only the highest expectations for ourselves and when we win we are only surprising you guys because we always go out there expecting to win. 3-5, Has there ever been a better group of guys who were 3-5. If you didn't know our record and knew we were in last place in the division and you watched the first three quarters of all our games you would think we were fighting for first place every week. But, finishing games comes with experience, it comes with the confidence that every man out on that field knows they can trust and rely on one another and before that can happen, they have to know that they can get up after a loss and continue playing hard. That is what is happening and has happened. Other teams in our position would not compete like we do. But we keep fighting. Our coaches are doing a great job. Rookie Defensive coach McKenzie, OC Sanders and what can we say about coach Bryce. I cannot stop praising my coaching staff. Look how this game played out, I hear the reports on ESPN, we were called, "OVER-ACHIEVING Veterans who did not get the memo". That is the type of stuff I love putting on the board as motivation for the next week. But let's look at some key contributors. Michael Barclay contributed a sack, Gary Neal had a pick six on top of his 3 total interceptions on the day. Best showed the league who the number 1 receiver in that trade really was and Brandt really drove the knife into his former team. So I ask that everyone in the media please keep calling us old, calling us "over-achievers", keep expecting us to lose...it's when we play our best and it's why these next hand full of games are going to be fun. Hold on to your hats boys and girls because the guys in that locker room believe in themselves and they see the upcoming schedule we all see.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 19, 2015, 10:52:52 PM
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After this week's game, you're ranked 4th in pass offense, what do you need to do for the rest of your team, rushing (ranked 15th) and Defense (14th) to catch up?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 20, 2015, 06:21:26 PM
Really, only 4th in pass offense?. I definitely thought we were higher...as far as our rushing and defense goes, hey, We are who we are right now and that isn't a bad thing. Our run compliments our pass. The reason we are so good at passing because of the explosive potential that Brandt has, he just put up a ton of yards on the ground against the defending champs, why, well, because he did. I credit OC Leo Sanders for that. He got this offense rollin. As far as our rushing goes, like I said, we might not be putting up monster numbers on the ground but what we do helps Kyle and company air it out with the best of them. Our defense, what can I say?, we had two pretty bad games that I'm sure contributed to that ranking. But look at this team. The take aways, the sacks we are putting it together. Barclay has been amazing since moving from NT to LB. Rose in my opinion can be in the running for Defensive rookie of the year. Neal has stepped it up. Rankings our for those not watching the games, I don't care about catching up with the rankings. Everyone should just stick to the seeing eye test.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 20, 2015, 07:53:33 PM
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What a win!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 20, 2015, 08:39:42 PM
Great job Coach, you guys have been doing an amazing job. Now, with our upcoming schedule, we can really make some noise and make some fools swallow their words. What was the best thing you saw out there that you want to replicate for this upcoming game?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 20, 2015, 08:46:19 PM
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The biggest thing was forcing 5 interceptions and not turning the ball over ourselves.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 20, 2015, 09:16:16 PM
Ditto that! is there anyone you think can benefit from Maybe a pep talk from myself?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 20, 2015, 09:22:45 PM
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After a win like this, morale is high.  The only thing holding guys back now would be their abilities, not much we can do about that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 20, 2015, 09:26:53 PM
I hear you Coach. Any questions coach? anything you want to talk about, if not I'm going to set things up, look at some tape and get things ready for our next lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 20, 2015, 09:34:23 PM
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Nothing pressing for the upcoming game, I'm still gathering notes for the end of season talks when we decide who we want to keep and who we need to upgrade over.  I think we've got a good shot this week, San Antonio is weak at QB with their starter injured, and their run game is struggling.  If we can keep our offense going we will do well.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 20, 2015, 11:16:14 PM
Gotcha, then with that said I'll let you start practice while I handle paper work over here. Good talk coach, can't wait to see us out there this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 21, 2015, 12:40:29 AM
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Sounds good, See you later.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 21, 2015, 05:15:14 PM
Darlene can you get me Both Barclay, Rose and Neal, thank you?

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Fellas, I just wanted to tell you that I, can't express how amazingly proud I am of the performance of you guys this past week and the season in total. I am thankful to have you guys on this team leading the way for Orlando's future.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 21, 2015, 05:21:51 PM
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Thanks boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 21, 2015, 07:13:02 PM
We have a game I know we can win and it starts with you guys and ends at the offense. I can't wait to see how we end this run. I applaud you guys. Thank you for your effort and dedication. Can't wait to see what you guys do this upcoming week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 21, 2015, 08:13:17 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Michael Barclay.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Sam Rose.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Gregory Neal.jpg)

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Word, we ready.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 21, 2015, 09:05:49 PM
Great, can't wait to see you guys grind this week. I'll let you guys get back to practice.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 21, 2015, 09:24:25 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Michael Barclay.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Sam Rose.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Gregory Neal.jpg)

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Practice is all wrapped up big dog, we're headed toward the bus. 

We'll keep the run going though, later man.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 21, 2015, 11:27:48 PM
I love to hear that, See you guys out on the field.


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Darlene I'm going to be putting things together so I can lock in soon. If anyone has any questions let me know, thank you.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 22, 2015, 07:12:23 AM
THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 22, 2015, 09:49:43 PM
Well in that case then, I hate to stop a good time, let's keep the Stampede going...

Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 40/60
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision


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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 23, 2015, 04:22:36 PM
WEEK 9 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 24, 2015, 02:02:54 AM
How's everyone doing, you know what don't answer that, that is not important. What is important is how are the Orlando Stampede feeling after their fourth win? Mighty dam good I might add. I mean at the start of the season we were looked at as "MAYBE" a 1 win team. All season long everyone has said, HOW?  well,  I'll tell you how, I said it from game one we were going to surprise a lot of people and low and behold here we are. 4-5. See, I see that a lot of you who picked us to finish the worst team in the league are now starting to believe. We went from a supposed "Bad team", to the media's "lovable losers" to "Wait, how did they beat the Merman?" to "WOW, They are 4-5". We are 4-5 and in last place only because of the division we play in. I mean, in a one week we can be tied for the last playoff spot. Who would have thought that? that is besides us of course and through it all we have done what no one outside this organizations has been able to do, we have believed in ourselves every...single... day.

Enough about that, I no longer need to cheerfully gloat as we are getting close to where we know we can be and it's all due to our defense. The same defense that is on some rankings sheet I heard about, what was it, we were near dead last in defense. Between Neal and Fleming they have what? 8,9,10 interceptions in the last 3 or 4 games, I mean I stopped counting because they are getting interceptions like it's a hobby. Barclay looks like he's collecting sacks out there like trading cards. Every week being a disruptive force since his move to DE. We are rolling and it all starts at the top with the coaching. I say it week in and week out, Bryce, Sanders and McKenzie got these boys rolling and let's not forget the contributions of player/coach Marcus Walker. The coaches have been nothing short of phenomenal. Another great game by Best,Simon and Brandt on the offensive side of the ball. Aquino played mistake free ball and that's how you win. Simple! It's a strategy we look to replicate going into next week. St. Paul comes into our house.  A place where because of the hard nose, bend and never break playing style and attitude of this team, those seats are starting to fill up. Let me tell you, there is nothing like a roaring home crowd to fuel this engine. We are currently 3-1 at home, St. Paul is 1-2 on the road. Those stats should favor us but they don't because I look across the field I see a team in the same position as we are. Trying to go out there and prove people wrong. Trying to make a name for themselves. It would not suit us well to overlook anyone. St. Paul played a very good game and came up short against one of the best teams in the league at least record wise. Hell, we've been there. I expect St. Paul to come out and play us just as hard as we have been playing, I would expect nothing less so believe me when I tell you we prep for every game like our season depends on it and because of that, that is why we are doing what only we know we could, and keep surprising the world. Now, if you have any questions please feel free otherwise I got a bus to catch.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 24, 2015, 10:58:46 AM
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4-5... Not too shabby.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 24, 2015, 02:05:32 PM
All in credit to you and the rest of the coaching staff Coach. You guys got those players believing in themselves and playing at the highest level. They are giving us their all and it's starting to show,-and that, that is all we can ask for.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 24, 2015, 11:29:52 PM
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Really tough defense this week with St. Paul coming to town, but if we can force them to pass, we can really dominate with our recent knack for forcing INTs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 25, 2015, 06:35:54 PM
With the way we have been intercepting passes I was thinking the same thing. What do you suggest, should I make any changes in our strategy?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2015, 09:51:22 AM
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We could increase our blitzing, or just leave things as is.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 26, 2015, 05:58:36 PM
ok, I'll let you start preparing while I take of things on my end. Can't wait to see you guys out there this week.


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Darlene can you get me QB Kyle Aquino, Thanks
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2015, 10:21:31 PM
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Hey.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 27, 2015, 06:48:08 AM
Hey Kyle, Let me start by saying you have emerged as one of the best QB's in the league just like I knew you would when i named you the starter. Those guys out there are really playing hard for you. You have emerged as their leader and that is one of the main factors as to why we are in the position we are in. That last game was flawless.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2015, 08:48:18 AM
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I am not a leader, but I appreciate the complements.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 27, 2015, 09:52:10 AM
well these guys see as you one and that is important. Let me ask you, tell me in order who are your top three targets you trust the most?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2015, 10:53:30 AM
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Simon, Best, and Gorham
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 27, 2015, 12:06:35 PM
Great, We'll make sure you always have them at your side. Thank you Kyle. can't wait to see you light it up this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2015, 12:07:34 PM
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Adding a new weapon would not be upsetting to me, Gorham is expendable, Simon and Best are my favorites, I gave 3 because you asked for 3.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 27, 2015, 06:14:12 PM
Well, I was asking for the rest of this season. Next season there will bee some additions to help us in all areas. But this is not about that, this about next week and the great game you are going to have. So, I'll let you get going and continue preparing as I finish some paper work around here.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2015, 08:18:24 AM
THE QB LEAVES
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on October 28, 2015, 07:36:53 PM
(Eddie walks into the locker room)

How does it feel gentlemen, how does it feel to be making those critics, know nothing beat writers, blind analyst and pin head radio slop jocks eat their words, how does it feel to be quieting the critics. How does it feel to be the hardest working men in the business and it's showing every week out on that field. How does it feel to look into those stands and see then getting more crowded week by week as you inject excitement back into this city. STAMPEDE, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE IN THE WILD CARD RACE!

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 30/70
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2015, 09:24:52 PM
WEEK 10 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 08, 2015, 10:34:18 AM
Guess what people, We are officially tied for the last wild card spot. 5-5. I'm not surprised like most of you have been all season, so instead of going on about constantly being written off, I'll say this, every week a new player on our defense steps up and makes big plays. That, That right there is what a team is about. Our offense was steady, our kicker Charles Babcock hit some big field goals for us. Our defensive end Andrew Reyes got this thing rolling with a big safety in the first quarter to start the scoring. Barclay is, well, the player I always knew he was and the player I knew I was getting when I traded for him. And our three headed monster Simon, Best and Gorham stepped up in the clutch and made big third down plays when we needed it. Brandt looks like he's turning back the clock and getting better every game. I mean, we are rollin! Now, I'll let the guys in the back feel good right now because they deserve it but starting tomorrow we get back to work. Now we go into Music City, a team playing for pride. A team playing to ruin someones day. We are by far not looking past Music City because just a month ago we were sitting where they are now looking to upset some folks. So we are taking Music City very seriously. It's when you tend to overlook a team with grown men who want to compete, that is when you get stung. And we do not want this Stampede to stop. We have been great at home now we have to play equally as great on the road. Music City is another team in our way and I know they are going to play us hard. So we will be ready. I'll leave it there, Any questions.

READY TO TAKE QUESTIONS

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 08, 2015, 10:32:17 PM
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Music City features George Carlson at running back, the 3rd best rusher this season.  With the King's lack of a pass attack, do you plan to up your blitzing this week to slow down The Classic? 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 09, 2015, 06:19:37 AM
That would make sense right? but, to change what we have been doing just to stop one man might hurt us everywhere else. So, I'll sit with my coaches and figure out the best plan of attack and you'll just have to wait and see?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 09, 2015, 08:21:30 PM
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.500, looks good.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 09, 2015, 09:54:30 PM
There's a lot of talk about should we blitz more. In my experience, with a back like Carlson, if you blitz him, it's just opens up more holes, and if it doesn't it leaves us weak in the down field. I think we should stay put and let our guys do what they have been doing all season. What do you think Coach. What's your opinion on it?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 09, 2015, 10:14:15 PM
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Doesn't bother me much either way.  I've always been more offensively minded, and I loved when teams blitzed, gave me a chance to make big plays down field in one on one coverage.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 10, 2015, 08:59:33 PM
That's what I am thinking, OK, I'll sit on it think. I'll get back to you coach in a few that is unless you got something else you would like to talk about. If not I'm going to do some things, talk to some guys and Lock in once I am done.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 10, 2015, 09:27:07 PM
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I've got nothing currently.  See you later.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 11, 2015, 12:23:41 AM
Great, then I'll let you start preparing while I talk to a few guys, Thanks Coach.

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Darlene can you call DE Andrew Reyes in please, Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2015, 01:07:52 AM
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Sup?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 11, 2015, 02:19:43 AM
I want to congratulate you on an amazing game this past week. Every week a player from the defensive side of the ball steps up and it was awesome that this past week it was you. You have played excellent this entire season. Your contributions week in and week out have made this defense exciting to watch and dangerous for opposing offenses.   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2015, 10:24:47 AM
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Yeah man, it's been a team effort.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 11, 2015, 02:05:48 PM
We have a task in front of us this week stopping Carlson, I know you guys can do it! I have been hearing rumblings about maybe we should change our strategy and blitz more but I think you guys will shine sticking to the game plan. Can't wait to see you out there this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2015, 02:18:56 PM

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Yeah man, sounds good.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 11, 2015, 09:01:11 PM
Excellent, see you out on the field.

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Darlene can you get me DC McKenzie, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2015, 09:25:52 PM
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  Whats up?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 11, 2015, 09:31:42 PM
I wanted to tell you that you are doing an amazing job with our defense. You got these guys stepping up, believing and putting it all on the line and it's the reason we are in the position that we are in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2015, 09:33:26 PM
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  Thanks boss, but lets hold the praise til the end of the year.  We don't need to think about anything but the next game right now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 11, 2015, 09:40:54 PM
I hear you, but I wanted you to know that the job you're doing is well noticed, not only by me, but by the fans. Your knowledge of the game is making one hell of an impact in that locker room and on that field. Thank you for all the hard work you put in, it shows.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2015, 09:42:59 PM
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Yeah, I get that, but save it for after the season, we got games to win damn it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 12, 2015, 12:04:40 AM
You're right, ok, I'll let you get back to work.

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Darlene if no one wants to speak to me, I'll start wrapping things up.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 12, 2015, 01:13:59 AM
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Okay.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 12, 2015, 07:55:06 PM
Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 30/70
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 01:06:39 AM
WEEK 11 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 13, 2015, 07:13:52 PM
Wow, did you see that game, now there were two teams out there. Parallel in spirit, determination and down right fortitude. Music City did not play like a 2-8 team. They played like we've been playing for most of the year, hard. There is so but so much grown men can take when hey are constantly being told they are bad, old, nothing more than number 2's and 3's before they set out to prove everyone wrong. It's what we have been doing all year and it's what Music City came out to do.

(Takes a sip from water bottle)

What can I say?, When the opposing running back breaks an 81 yard long TD and runs for a whopping 171 yards and we still almost pulled it out, we had our chances. They went out there doing what they do best and we went out there doing what we do best. They ran that ball right at us and we threw all over the field. It's not everyday you have two receivers with more than a hundred yards receiving and a TD, but we did. Best added 76 yards and Brandt showed another dimension to his game by receiving two passes for 86 yards. This game was going to be high scoring and it was going to fall on which defense stepped up. For the most part, our defense has stepped up and has been getting better every game when we needed it most.

(Takes a deep breath and another sip from water bottle)

We went down early in the middle of the second quarter 24-10 and our defense held them long enough for us to storm back in the last minute and forty nine seconds to tie the game and send it to overtime. But it's not what happened last it's what happened first, we went down early and A pick 6 is never helpful, especially when your defense is holding it down. But it happens and it's part of the learning curve. We kept fighting. It took a kick to beat us in OT when people already wrote us off at the half. So this was an impressive lost if there is a such thing. Normally we have the lead and we have lost it at the end, this time we stormed back. That's a good sign, we are learning to play on all cylinders. Do I wish we won the game and kept that winning streak going, of course. Do I wish we took advantage of a 2-8 team, YES! but in this league nothing can be taken for granted, not even a 2-8 team. I'm sure there are some teams who wished they didn't take us for granted when we met, about five of them to be exact. So, we look forward to next week and keep stampeding towards the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 09:02:54 PM
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This week you take on Rapid City and their "Scorched Earth" offense.  Their offense features tons of weapons including the #1 draft pick Jeremy Martin.  After being torched by George Carlson, do you plan to alter your scheme for the Dynamic J-Mart? 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 13, 2015, 10:50:54 PM
Changes are going to be made, but how much is something I have to discuss with our coaches. You know, everyone watching thinks we can just implement new scheme and *BOOM* it works, but this is not John Madden Football. We can't just pick scheme to scheme on a weekly basis and guys just go about as they are programmed to do. These are men, hard working men that spend countless hours in the gym, watching film and studying game plan. They do this to perfect their scheme, to know how to do their job and their job only knowing the man behind them has their back. They know if each man is responsible for their own job and they do it right then great things will happen. It has shown on the defensive side; Reyes, Rose, Barclay, Cochran. On the offensive side Best, Brandt, Simon. The list goes on and on of players that no one gave a chance to after those first few games. It was the constant studying and perfecting their craft that allowed them to step up on on this fantastic run we have been on. So, when I hear last week and now this week,"Do I expect to alter our scheme" Well, No! But again, that decision does not solely fall on me. We have coaches who assess and if they think our guys can handle switching it up then we will move forward. I'll leave it up to them. The coaches are the guys int he trenches with the players. They know them better than anyone else does in this room. If they are confident then I will be too.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 11:15:49 PM
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Carlson was savage... damn.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 14, 2015, 07:43:19 PM
Coach, We didm;t blitz against Carlson and I think we did a good job. It was one 81 yard run that blew up his stats, fine. But now I think if we overreact we might get burnt the same way. Do you think we should blitz more against an equally lethal offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 14, 2015, 09:48:03 PM
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It's hard to say really, they have a much better pass attack than Music City, AND Jeremy Martin catches a lot of passes out of the backfield, if we blitz and get there it's great, but if Pruitt can avoid the rush he might gash us down field...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 15, 2015, 10:16:03 PM
All good points,  I think we have to see what we got when we pressure a QB in this type of system. I think this week we will see what we look like because they do a lot of things the same as we do. If that is the case, then we have to take into account that we got blitzed so much this past week that we were forced into two interceptions, one which led to a pick 6. I think I'm leaning on going all out blitz?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 15, 2015, 10:38:25 PM
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Sounds like you are questioning yourself?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 16, 2015, 09:45:22 PM
We have to from time to time, I want to make this a head decision not a heart one. I'll watch some tape and sleep on it and see how I feel in the morning and then make my final decision. How would you blitz percentage wise?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 09:49:32 PM
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I don't really care, I let my DC run his Defense.  I'm all about that offense.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 17, 2015, 10:16:34 PM
OK coach, I'll let you get to business and I'll look at somethings and make my call real soon.

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 17, 2015, 10:59:16 PM
COACH LEAVES
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 18, 2015, 09:32:08 PM
Darlene can you call Gorham to my office, thank you

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Gorham, it's been a while. We haven't spoken much because I leave you to do what you do because I know you got this. You have been great this season. You have really stepped up and shown the leadership we needed from you when we signed you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 18, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
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Man, don't ever confuse me with a leader, I do my thing and i do it for me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 18, 2015, 10:32:02 PM
Well, regardless on how you feel, your actions have spoke louder than words and you got those young receivers Ballin'. Trust me, I don't mind you playing for you, a lot of guys are playing for them and somehow we are all playing the same way, TOGETHER!. So whatever works, whatever makes this train keep rollin. But that's not what I called you in here for. I called you in here because you have the experience to help calm the waters and guide these young bucks in  the right direction. If not for the rest of the season or for the future, at least for this game. Your experience will help us get passed Rapid City. We are going to need to match their offense blow for blow. Things is, we have what they don't, YOU!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 18, 2015, 10:51:46 PM
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Fuck yeah man, ain't but one M.G.  Time to ball out.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 18, 2015, 11:28:17 PM
Damn Right, Can't wait to see what you do on the field M.G. I'll let you get back to doing what you do and I'll go and finalize these things and lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 19, 2015, 12:50:15 AM
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Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 25/75
Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 20, 2015, 12:38:51 PM
WEEK 12 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 20, 2015, 11:23:52 PM
You know, that game was a testament of how we have been playing during this stretch. That was a big win against a good team. I give credit to our coaches who kept this team going after it. We did not let up. We did not get comfortable and settle. "We rose up" and "Kept Pounding". Gorham and Best Stepped up and damn nearly put up identical stats to drive towards victory. Simon and Brandt contributed with Multiple TD's and what can I say about Kyle, four hundred and five yards passing with four TD's. Going into this game a lot of folks were going on about Rapid City's offense and though I give them credit for what they have done, when it came down to it we went out there and showed them why "WE" are the number one passing offense in our conference and in my opinion, the league. We also heard a lot about how Stampede should consider changing their game plan, blitzing more and worrying about the passing game. We stood our ground and did not back down. "That's what we do!" It would have been easy for myself or this coaching staff to take into account what Carlson did the previous week and scare us into changing our philosophy but we didn't. We know what we have, we know who we are and we stood strong and believed in one another and that is why we are where we are. Six more wins then anyone predicted and right in the hunt of the final playoff spot, but, this conference would not to be complete if I did not acknowledge the defense. It is one of the main reasons we have been so successful. Another week and another player stepped up. Donald McClintock stepped up in a big way. Two key interceptions to help us set the tone. Barclay keeps the sacks coming. Hats off to our defense who held one of the top offenses in check. Defense coordinator McKenzie is doing a great job with those guys. I can't say enough about the effort this team has put forward. So,.....Any questions
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 20, 2015, 11:59:03 PM
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With 4 games to play, you are a tie-breaker behind ATL for the final wild card and 3 games out of the division lead.  Where do you see your team finishing the season?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 21, 2015, 12:16:07 AM
Well since the start I had high hopes for this team. I already knew we had the talent to be a playoff team but it seems like no one else did. It wasn't easy, but I knew once this team believed in themselves we would take off. If you look back we had some tough final minute losses were we held the lead until the end. A second later or a second sooner, an inch to the left or and inch to the right and we could easily be 8-4 but we aren't. So I don't make a habit on living off the could have or should have. The way I see it, there is no reason why we can't win out. The way this defense has stepped up and this offense is playing we can easily be on the right side of the bounce and snatch these games away from those teams everyone expects us to lose too. So, I am not going to worry about game number 14 or the playoffs, my concern and the teams focus is on week 13 when we go to Pearl Harbor. It's been our motto all season, one week at a time. We haven't been strong on the road and if you are going to make any noise in this league you have to win on the road so that is what our focus is on.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2015, 12:34:59 AM
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We need to finish strong, lets do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 21, 2015, 12:40:20 AM
That was a big win and I credit it all to the coaches who got this team prepared. After a heart breaking loss to Music City this team came out hungry and angry. Good job coach Bryce.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2015, 12:55:36 AM
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Thanks, but I credit the players. They played hard.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 21, 2015, 01:33:50 AM
That goes without saying, they have been playing hard all year. Now we focus on the up and coming week. We have to keep up the same intensity. The same "Keep your foot on their Foot on their throat" philosophy. This week we travel to Pearl Harbor and we have to get the Stampede ready to play on the road. Pearl harbor has not been having a good year, but we are going to their house and they are eager to prove something and have something to build on. Mistake free ball and non stop attacking will get us this win.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2015, 01:35:44 AM
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I agree, we must keep our foot on their foot... on their throat.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 21, 2015, 02:07:20 AM
Did I say just say "Keep your foot on their Foot on their throat"? I meant to say "Keep our foot on their throat", I'm just excited about how far this team has come.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2015, 10:16:48 AM
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So am I.  Our offense is explosive, we just need to build on it in the off-season.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 21, 2015, 05:05:11 PM
We will. I'll let you start preparing  for the up coming week while I talk to a few fellas then lock in.
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2015, 05:42:25 PM
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Yeah?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 21, 2015, 08:30:02 PM
First I want to commend you for and outstanding job you along with the rest of the defense has been doing. Now I want to ask you, you have been on special teams for a while, do you like special teams or would you like to return back to just full time defender?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2015, 09:22:08 PM
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I'm cool either way dawg, not a preference from me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 22, 2015, 01:56:16 AM
Awesome, I love how this team just wants to get the job done and play the game. Great, can't wait to see you out there this week.

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 22, 2015, 01:59:18 AM
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DARLENE HANDS YOU A STACK OF POST-IT NOTES.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 22, 2015, 02:04:46 AM
Awesome Darlene, you are the absolute best...


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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 22, 2015, 10:20:52 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 25, 2015, 08:28:49 PM
Another close one. All these close loses only tell me what I already know, we are almost there. These games are telling. I like what I see and I love what I see for the future. To think, we were projected at no wins. We were told we were old and barely had any talent and here we are. Two games out of the wild card spot. The difference of a inch to the left or an inch to the right. I'm not worried about this team. The future of this team is bright. Gorham and Best once again march down their throats. Simon came through, The defense shined. What's new. We have been dong it all year. Except for on game, we have been in pretty much every game. Games that I know with another year under our belt, one more year of experience for our rookies and a new pieces here and there and once again we will be on top. So, any questions!?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 25, 2015, 10:44:18 PM
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Your team only rushed for 19 yards, do you really believe you can succeed with such a one-dimensional offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 25, 2015, 11:45:21 PM
Well, we tend to take what the defense gives us. Brandt has been a work horse this year and not in the sense of a bell cow eating yards but getting in that end zone when we needed him to. The 19 yards, I'll take the blame for. I went into this game the way I went into last game. This year has been a year to access everything, players, strategy, coaches...even myself. I like to see where our guys succeed and where they struggle. So can we win being one dimensional? NO!. But can we win? YES! So, we'll go back to the drawing board for these last games and go out there the way we have al season and keep plugging away. The guys in the locker room have not stop fighting. Three games left, two games out. Not bad place to be in when no one expected you to even compete. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 26, 2015, 12:12:06 AM
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You say that the defense shined... but you gave up nearly 500 yards in total offense AND you lost.

Are you watching the same game as the rest of us?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 26, 2015, 09:33:03 AM
Like I said, this year has been a year to assess. While you all see stats, yards, points I see individual progress. Every week I look at who will step up. Who will make claim to be part of the Orlando Stampede's future. I look at what Barclay has been doing, nearly averaging a sack a week. Rookie Sam Rose has been amazing. Reyes, McClintock, Neal, Frank. I could go on and on so forgive me if I forget someone but these guys are playing out there. You see a loss after all those yards. I see a team that almost won in overtime. We actually lost on the same way with the same issues that has been plaguing us all year, not being able to close out the games. We have shown that we can close out games from time to time but we need to make that the focus point moving forward. So let your stats sheet tell you how much we gave up, but turn the page and look at the individual production and you'll see a team, a group of men that are on the verge of some really special things moving forward. So to answer your question, NO! I am not watching the same game as the rest of you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 26, 2015, 10:04:39 AM
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Why is it so hard to say "well our defense struggled today, we should've beat Pearl Harbor, but we let one get away?"  ...You talk about us being in the hunt for the wildcard, but then you say you don't care about winning and losing.  You're sending mixed signals to the locker room and lord knows the press just thinks we're a ship floating around in the ocean without any direction or purpose. 

When you go to bat for a player who is struggling it is good and helps us keep morale up, but when you sugarcoat a bad game it just makes people think you're aloof.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 27, 2015, 12:25:24 PM
Well, I never said I don't care about winning or losing, what I pretty much said is that rather we win or lose we are assessing. Winning brings us closer to our goals and is always a good thing and losing allows us to learn form our mistakes as we move forward in assessing this team for the future. I never once said "I don't care about winning or losing" I would just always rather focus on the positive and how we can build going forward. Don't get me wrong, I did also say the thing that hurt is what has been plaguing us all season, not being able to finish the job. Coach, I'm not going to give these reporters ammunition. I'm going to keep it positive for them and the fans.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2015, 12:31:23 PM
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I hear you, but don't be surprised if you're overly positive rhetoric causes people to tune you out.

Anyways, back to my job.  Anything to go over before this week's game against Alabama?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 27, 2015, 06:23:59 PM
Coach, Alabama has had it tough the last few games and are no where near the team that beat us in week two 63-10. Going over the last few games, they seem to be pretty average in all categories. This might be the right time to get them on our schedule considering it's our house. Taking a look at what they have done recently how do you think we should attack them, Should we go from 75/25 Pass/run to 60/40 pass/run or do you have a different percentage of how we should attack them?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2015, 07:25:20 PM
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I think 70/30 or 65/45 is smart, we can't throw too much or we give up the threat of the run. Their defense is good though, their pass rush is one of the best in football, so whatever we do we need to do it well. 

They are starting an unproven QB, so I think we will get to them if we get to him early.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 27, 2015, 10:24:08 PM
Thanks Coach, I'm going o go talk to DC McKenzie and see how he wants to approach the defense since they have an unproven QB. Maybe he might want to blitz more. I'll let you get to preparation and I'll call him in, once I talk with him I'll be ready to lock in.

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Coach McKenzie, as you know we are going against Alabama who has an unproven Qb. What do you think should we blitz more are stay put and allow the situation to determine what we do?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2015, 10:26:19 PM
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I think we should dial it up to about 65% lets make them sweat.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 27, 2015, 11:01:07 PM
Got it, Thanks Coach, I'll do just that. Can't wait to see us get some payback for week two. I'll let you keep preparing and lock it all in.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 27, 2015, 11:01:49 PM
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Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 40/60
Blitz Ratio: 65%

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 12:13:22 AM
WEEK 14 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 28, 2015, 11:07:51 AM
That was a great win against a tough opponent. Our offense proved once again why we rank amongst the best because that defense that was on the other side was a real good defense. Simon and Best kept up their torrid pace. Before the game, I spoke with coach Bryce like I always do and while talking strategy with coach Bryce , he told me "whatever we do, we need to do it well" I think we did better than well. Kyle nearly played a perfect game. 323 yards, two TD's and no interceptions for a 126.1 QBR. He was magnificent in carving up that defense which is one of the tops in the league. But, let's talk about another defense that stepped up, ours. Rose with two more Interceptions and one to the house. Frank took one to the house, McClintock stepped up again. I mean we gave up over 350 yards in offense but they struggled for it. Not one man on their offense dictated our game plan. Next week we go against one of the best in the league, DC, and we do it at their house which they are very good at and we struggle on the road so this is going to be our biggest challenge to date. If we needed to play well this week, we will need to be perfect next week. We have to do a better job on our offensive line, we have been struggling in that area of our game all season and if we go into next week giving up nine sacks the way we did this past week we won't beat DC. Unfortunately because we let a few games slip away we no longer control our own destiny, we need help, but, we are going to make sure we do our part.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 11:52:49 AM
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Great win, we have confidence going into DC, and honestly if we can't get passed them we don't deserve to make the playoffs, right?

...Good work with the media, that was on the money boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 28, 2015, 12:32:34 PM
Thanks Coach, you were right last week about just being upfront. At times I avoided the obvious because I always felt, no matter what make sure you got your players back at all time. But, when the facts are on the table you can't avoid it and I think our team is such a tight knit group that I can be optimistically critical about our strengths and weaknesses and keep the respect of the guys at the same time.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 01:50:45 PM
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Yeah, you're right.  We got a big one this week against DC, I'm excited that we are still in contention right now, nobody gave us that chance and I think we can really make that final push for a spot.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 28, 2015, 03:49:47 PM
So coach, with everything that we have seen from DC, should we keep our offense running at 60/40 Pass/run. We only managed 11 yards on the ground tho past week, do you think we keep going the way we are or should we once again attack DC differently.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 07:26:56 PM
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DC is pretty tough against the run, so maybe giving a few more carries in the 40% run 60% pass range, but but I think our best chance for success is beating them deep.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 28, 2015, 11:28:26 PM
Great, thanks coach, I'll let you get to business and I'll do things at my end then lock in. Can't wait to see us on the field this week.

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Brandt, I have seen some major performances from you this year like that 124 yards against your old team in week 8. How about that 105 yard performance against New Jersey in week 2 and New Jersey is said to be one of the tougher defenses. See, When I brought you in I knew your tank was still full and is still full. We go against a tough run defense this week. A run defense you scored three times on last time we met. More than any other week, We need you to take over and make them think about you once again. I know you only you only had four attempts last week so I am hoping this week you are ready to go.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 11:43:11 PM
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Been ready for weeks... this 4 carry per game shit is for the birds.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 29, 2015, 12:07:39 AM
Then we are going to increase your work load. We need you Brandt, we need you to give us one of those big games I know you have in you. If you've been looking for a game to let that monster out, this is it. Your name is Roberto Brandt, now make them remember it. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 12:17:51 AM
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Oh, these sum'bitches will remember... I'm gonna carve my name into them this week, deep.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 29, 2015, 02:38:00 AM
That's what I like to hear. I can't wait t see you out there. I'll let you keep with preparing.

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Darlene can you get me Guards, Wentworth and Cooper

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Gentlemen, you have been playing your tails off, and I know you two men aren't solely responsible for giving up nine sacks this past week but, this week, we need both of you men to anchor this offensive line down and protect our QB. More than any other week in the past, this game against DC is probably the most important going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 02:43:56 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Deon Wentworth.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Leslie Cooper.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



Okay....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 29, 2015, 02:53:17 AM
Excellent, Can't wait to you see you gentlemen out there this week. This is a big game.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 02:53:35 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Deon Wentworth.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Leslie Cooper.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



Word, it is.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 29, 2015, 03:06:31 AM
So, I'll let you fellas get back to preparing as I finalize some things and lock this all up.

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Darlene I am ready to lock in, I just need to speak to coach McKenzie quickly and I will be done

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Coach, you know this is a big week, how do you want to attack them with the blitz. Last week we hit Alabama with 65% and took two to the house, what percentage are you thinking this week?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 03:07:41 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Richard McKenzie.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



Man they have trouble stopping the pass rush, lets keep it the same and see if we can blow Christian Sullivan out of the water.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 29, 2015, 03:09:01 AM
Excellent, I say we are ready to go then, thanks coach. I can't wait to see what you cook up against DC this week.




Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 03:10:58 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Richard McKenzie.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



We are going to have those Cobras begging for mercy, lets do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 29, 2015, 03:11:42 AM


Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 35/65
Blitz Ratio: 65%


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 10:04:33 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Harry Bryce.jpg)

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Well we played hard, we just lost to a better team, there is still that sliver of hope we make the playoffs... let's finish what we started.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 30, 2015, 12:06:47 AM
Well coach, you and your coaching staff have done an amazing job and here we are, a chance at a playoff spot, what better way to end this season with a win and in situation in our home field. Let's do this. Let's go shock the world!

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Run/Pass: 30/70
Blitz Ratio: 60%

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 12:37:37 AM
END OF SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND A REFLECTION ON YOUR SEASON AS A WHOLE.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on November 30, 2015, 08:53:57 PM
Well, I have a mixed bag of feelings. On one hand I truly feel bad that we came up short after how hard this team has played this season. I know for all of you out there in TV land and Radio land we never had a chance anyway but we always believed. When all you said we were old, we ran faster. When you said we were number 2's and 3's we played like 1's. Every time we heard overachieving, we hit harder and went out there with one thing in mind, WIN!. So in retrospect we are highly disappointed and elated at the same time. We are disappointed we weren't able to finish what we started. We are dissapointed that we weren't able to keep shocking the HIFL world. We are disappointed we let so many close games slip away. To think two overtime loses and three loses in the final 3 minutes.That's Five loses that could have easily made us 13-3, but we are who we are. We had a great time making a bunch of people eat crow every week. See we all know we were the hardest playing team this year. We just didn't have the stamina to go the distance, kinda like Rocky before he met Apollo Creed in Rocky 1. See, like us He was called a nobody but was given the opportunity when no one would give him a chance. See, with the right guidance from Mick Rocky became somebody, not because anything else except for the fact he was strong and had heart. See, though Rocky came up short in Rocky 1, he was respected and let everyone know he was for real and we all know what happened in Rocky 2. Anyway I digress. I said we were disappointed but we were also elated and here is why. Every week we got to go out there and turn vegas on its head. We got to go out there and have all the nay sayers eat their words and we defiantly gave the news papers and radio jocks something to talk about. Rather it was negative or positive we were always talked about. Now, we were elated because we became a team. Now, these guys know what a team looks like. Players out there know that when they are being called old and washed up that they can go out there and do what Gorham and Brandt did. When second string QB's aren't given a chance now they know they do not have to give up, that like Kyle they can be one of the best QB's in the league. I am very proud of this team and the coaches. Let's talk about them, the coaches did an amazing job. Between Coach Bryce and Coach Sanders we were one of if not the best offense in the league with what all you guys called second and third stringers and washed up RB's. If these guys can do that with those guys, imagine what they can do if we land a guy you all consider a Star. See to me, my guys were all stars. Coach McKenzie took this defense and made stars out of some of those guys. Barclay became the machine we all knew he could be. Rookie Sam Rose out played his draft spot. Frank, McClintock, Reyes, Neal, the list goes on all the way down to our kicker who was perfect for the season. I think with a few tinks here and there, a coaching staff we already have in place and a year under our belt, next year the Orlando Stampede will take the next steps this Franchise and the fans deserve. We will get strainer and faster. We will have the stamina to finish what we started.

I would like to thank the fans for sticking with us and showing their support as the season went on. I want to thank all of the media for giving us black board material every week, you were a small fraction that contributed to our motivation. I want to thank my lovely PR lady Darlene for putting up with my madness. Thank my coaches who I look forward to working with as soon as I step off this stage and last but not least, the man who gave me this opportunity who I hope I made proud with the effort and I hope I achieved all his goals, Owner Matt Adores. Thank you Again. Now, Any questions before my off season begins.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 09:26:14 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Harry Bryce.jpg)

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Well said, it was a good year. We exceeded expectations and made noise. Now if you can make some moves in the off-season we can really contend next year.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2015, 07:30:50 PM
Coach Bryce, I will be asking each coach a different questions about our needs in the off season. What are our top three needs on the offensive side of the ball?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2015, 07:38:42 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Harry Bryce.jpg)

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We need a running back first and foremost.  We need to upgrade our offensive line both at Tackle and Guard.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2015, 08:08:49 PM
Hear you loud and clear, just a thought, Brandt did really well int he scoring department and we could really use a bell cow for end zone goals and a back to be a third down back depending on and considering who we get to take his place as feature back. I guess what I'm asking, is Brandt worth keeping while we try and strike gold in free agency and draft or is he expandable to land a premiere back.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2015, 08:12:09 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Harry Bryce.jpg)

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I HIGHLY doubt anyone would trade for Brandt at this stage of his career, but I still think he can help us on the goal line like DeAngelo Neuman did this year for New Jersey.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2015, 08:23:58 PM
Do you think Best can be a solid number one and move Gorham to the two slot or do you think we need to think about a better number two. I think when motivated like Gorham was he can still be a threat but what do you think.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2015, 08:31:31 PM
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I'm not sure.  I've known Xavier since last season in Long Beach, he made huge strides this year in his development.  He could be ready to be the #1 receiver, but we wouldn't know for sure until we gave him that role.  ...but i think with a monster TE like we have in Simon, it could work.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2015, 09:23:54 PM
It's exciting to think what we might have for next season. Ok, I'll talk to the other coaches and start taking notes. Thanks coach, if something comes on the wire you think might make this team better, drop me a text.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2015, 09:52:37 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Harry Bryce.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



Alright, I'm headed home for some vacation time until the Impact Bowl.  The other coaches are anxious to get on their flights too, so once you're done just lock in for the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2015, 11:23:29 PM
OK Coach, Gets one rest, you deserve it

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Darlene, get me coach McKenzie, once I'm done with him, I'll lock in and we can all go get some R&R, Thanks
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2015, 11:25:02 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Richard McKenzie.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



Hey boss, what's up?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2015, 11:26:50 PM
I'm just taking a quick wish list and inventory of what we got going on. So, just incase some things come down the wire while everyone is on their much needed vacation, what are our top 3 needs on defense?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2015, 11:35:11 PM
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Number 1, we need a dominant pass rusher.  A guy who will strike fear into the hearts of QBs and offensive linemen.  We were 3rd to last in sacks this year, we need to get more. We were #1 in INTs, tied with Rapid City, so I like our secondary, but We could use upgrades across the linebacker corps I think.  We just need to build our front seven around Barclay and we will be a force.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 02, 2015, 12:08:01 AM
Excellent, thank you for your input. Now, if nothing else, go and enjoy your well deserved vacation.

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Darlene I just got a text about a possible future upgrade we might be able to acquire but before I start putting the wheels in motion I need to talk to Bryce if he hasn't left yet, it's really important. I apologize, I know you want to get out of here already but I only have one question for him.

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Coach, I know you know Lynwood Hunter, and I remember you talking about possibly acquiring him early in the season, if he became available this offseason, is that something you want to do. He might costs a second round pick. If not before you leave or during your break email me a list of players you would want to go after.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 02, 2015, 12:11:34 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Harry Bryce.jpg)

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I coach the guys you put in front of me boss, I'm not going to be able to give you a wish-list but I can tell you I'd like to have Lynwood back on my team... That price though, that is up to you to decide.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 02, 2015, 12:20:08 AM
Ok, Coach, time to go get that well deserved rest. See you all after the impact bowl.

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 That is all folks.

(EDDIE YELLS TO DARLENE)

Darlene, you are officially on vacation hun. See you soon!

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(HALF HOUR LATER)

(Eddie looks around as he finds himself alone in the office. He closes the door, walks to his computer and hits the power. He stands in front of the floor to ceiling windows as the lights from Disneyland shine in the night sky. He smiles, looking over the great city of Orlando)


LOCK IN FOR THE OFF SEASON
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 01:15:33 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Matt Adores.jpg)

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GM Phoenix, I must say... I am very impressed with your performance this last year.  We came in with tempered expectations, but you showed that you are leading this team in the right direction.  We are thrilled with the work that Coach Bryce has done and hope he is our coach for years to come. Due to your strong performance this season I have decided to give you an additional $2MM in PR to spend during the off-season for scouting or whatever other expense you need to use it for... It has already been added to the PR report that you can find here. (http://espnsportssims.net/index.php?topic=1146.msg55685#msg55685)

We have lots of holes to fill in the offseason, but I believe we can make a splash here or there and really push for the playoffs this coming season.


Our roster currently requires:

2 Quarterback
2 Running Backs
1 Fullback
1 Tight Ends
3 Wide Receivers
1 Tackle
2 Center
2 Defensive Tackle
2 Linebacker
1 Cornerback
1 Strong Safety
1 Punter
4 Open Roster Spots (any position)

10 Practice Squad Roster Spots (optional)

1 Assistant Coach (Optional)

Our 2016 Salary cap is set at 145MM by the league.
We have 94.25MM remaining with our current roster.
We have 24MM of our PR budget remaining for next season due to the 3MM price tag from cutting Coach Hooey Thought.

   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 04:29:19 PM
Let's get started, Darlene, get me Agent Hester please, thank You

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Good afternoon Hester, I have an offer for Kyle, 2 years, 6.5 million per and 1 million PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 06:04:32 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDH.jpg)

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Yo Phoenix, Kyle likes those terms, consider us back in the Bull-Ring baby!

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 06:29:39 PM
It's done then, I'll send it in now.

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Darlene can you get me Agent Forrest please

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Mr. Forrest I am willing to offer your client Patrick Frank 2 years at 2 million per.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 08:25:03 PM
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That's a deal we can agree to.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 08:35:21 PM
awesome,

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Darlene please call Crain, thanks

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JTC here's a list of offers, tell me what you think
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 08:38:01 PM
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JTC FRANTICALLY LOOKS AROUND FOR OFFERS, BUT HE DOESN'T SEE ANY... IT'S CRAZY!
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 08:40:44 PM
It fell on the floor sorry, here it is
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 09:53:18 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJTC.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

Well Jordan is looking for 5 years and 1 more million on the salary.

Estrada is insulted that you'd ask him to go the practice squad, he is no longer interested in playing for this team. He said to tell you to "fuck off"

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 10:00:24 PM
OK, 5 years for 3 million per. Done, are we in agreement?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 10:44:45 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJTC.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

Yes... that's what I just said.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 11:32:49 PM
Cool, it's done

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Darlene can you get me Mr. Freese of the APL team "Boston Blizzard" please thank you

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Mr Freese, how are we this evening. My name is Eddie Phoenix and I am very interested in acquiring a player from you. Like you, I value and worship defense and you are the Defense guru.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 11:47:35 PM

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/9051/VVzXE1.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4508/t3nq7T.png)

AHHHH Another man who worships at the feet of Defense! 

...Yes yes!  What do you want?  Let's talk toes... I mean, Turkey.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2015, 11:52:04 PM
I Love both toes and turkeys the same. I got some players and cash I can trade, I am interested in acquiring your DE Zambrano. I think your dominance in the APL has proved that the APL is a force and I think Zambrano could be a great representative of the APL as he dominates in the HIFL. What would it take to get him?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 12:11:44 AM

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/9051/VVzXE1.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4508/t3nq7T.png)

You've fallen into the same trap that most of the HIFL has... None of those players exist anymore... They all quit football due to their union strike.  We've got a new batch of players and right now I'm not looking to move anyone, our season starts soon. After the season you can check my stat sheet and try to figure who you might want, but right now I am only looking to add to my own roster.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2015, 12:12:53 PM
Thank you sir, I've obviously uploaded old information. Sorry for wasting your time. I hope this can lead to future trade discussions.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2015, 06:15:50 PM
Darlene, can you get me agent Leventhal please, thank you

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Drew here is an offer for your client Harry Ham. Deal?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 09:14:44 PM

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/9051/VVzXE1.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4508/t3nq7T.png)

We can definitely speak again later. Call me after your draft.



(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJTC.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

  I wait with baited breath...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2015, 09:53:36 PM
Crain, I already put it through, 5 years, 3 million per for Jordan. Anything else I can help you with. I apologize if I forgot something but I thought we were done.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 10:15:29 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

  I wait with baited breath...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2015, 10:28:41 PM
Sorry, I thought I texted it privately to you but I see now it didn't go through, maybe I'll add better wifi here at the offices, anyway , this was my offer for Harry Ham's services, 1 year, 2 million, how does that sound.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 10:33:39 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

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  We would consider, but we are looking for 3MM right now to sign today.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2015, 10:34:46 PM
Ok, 1 year, 3 million, how does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 10:43:21 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

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  yippee ki yay
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 08, 2015, 02:55:04 PM
Yippy ki yay indeed Mr. Leventhal, we have had a good working relationship with one another so since I got you on the line, as you are aware of at this moment I have traded for the rights of your client Mr. Glass. I know he wanted to test free agency but as you can see from what Orlando was able to accomplish last season you know we mean business. I am all about the players needs and wants and that is why those guys went out there last year and played as hard as they did. As you know last season our defense was our weakness, I think Glass changes that and I am looking to make him the corner stone of this defense and a very rich man, I am serious. What does Glass want?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 06:25:37 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

We are looking for $12MM, but if you want to throw a nice PR figure on the package, then we could come down to $10MM

Say, 2 years, 10MM, 4MM in PR
or 2 years, 12MM, 1MM PR

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 08, 2015, 07:48:57 PM
Mr. Leventhal, I agree on 2 years, 12MM per with 1MM PR
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 08:23:51 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

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Good choice. You made a good move here Phoenix.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 08, 2015, 08:41:20 PM
I think so also. We always had a good GM/Agent relationship and I hope it continues to grow.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 08:54:29 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

Absolutely, just watch out for that Kansas City Shuffle..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 09, 2015, 05:04:20 PM
Darlene can you get me Agent Hester please, thanks

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Agent Hester, I know you client wants to test free agency but he was a big part of what we had going on here. I am going to overlook how many sacks we gave up because I know neither Tackle Womack or Guard Wentworth was Solely responsible for that. I am willing to make them both offer to keep them here, they know our system and can be  contributing factor going forward. Here it is.....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2015, 08:50:09 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDH.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)

Deon will sign for that price for sure, but Womack wants to sleep on it for a little bit...
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 09, 2015, 10:06:03 PM
Excellent, Tell Womack this is where he belongs.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2015, 10:06:48 PM
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If he doesn't like the deal, we will give you a counter offer before the end of ERFA, take care playa.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 09, 2015, 10:25:02 PM
Thank you for that Courtesy Hester. I'll be waiting.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2015, 10:26:07 PM
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Yep, okay.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2015, 11:16:39 PM
Darlene, can you see if John McFadden is available to sign with a team and not already signed. I can't see him on any transaction report so I am assuming yes but just for safe measure can you let me know and if he is can you get him not he phone please. Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2015, 11:21:26 PM
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BOOM!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2015, 11:24:03 PM
Good evening Mr. McFadden, as you know I am looking to add an assistant coach to our ranks. With your experience and a fresh start with an up and coming team I think you can help us. What would it take to get you on our side. I still believe you can do the job and feel you were wrongfully let go. Maybe in the sunshine state you can find just that, sunshine.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2015, 11:45:25 PM
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Well what is it that you'd want me to be doing here? ....BOOM!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2015, 11:49:57 PM
I think we have a wonderful coach in Harry Bryce that I think you will love working with. We have a young DC that did great for what we had and now we have Alfred Glass to go with Sam Rose, Michael Barclay, Donald Mclintock and Joel Flemming. I think your guidance and experience you bring as a former head coach can really be of assistance and your knowledge of defensive schemes can really help strengthen our defensive scheme. Basically assisting our HC and DC at both ends.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2015, 11:50:52 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/John McFadden.jpg)

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What's the pay like?? ....BOOM!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2015, 11:55:37 PM
Well, because you were a previous a head coach I do not want to insult you but because you will be an assistance I can't pay you more then my Head coach. I can pay you in the middle 1 year for starters at 2.5 million. You'll be coming back home. And when we win it all, the people will be singing the praises of the return of John Mcfadden brought glory back to Orlando.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2015, 11:58:20 PM
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Make it 4 and we've got a deal, BOOM!!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2015, 12:02:52 AM
I think we can work something out. John I would like if you can give me some time to think on this, an hour is all I need. I want this to work for all of us. You are a high Profile coach and I want to just make sure everyone in an Orlando uniform that matters is on board. If everyone is on board, the 4 million is yours. I respect all my coaches and personnel and I exhibit the upmost respect to my staff.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2015, 12:08:23 AM
Mr. McFadden you don't even have to wait an hour, everyone loves the idea. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2015, 12:10:56 AM
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BOOM!!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2015, 10:39:57 PM
Darlene can you call Mr. Hester please

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Mr. Hester, I was just wondering where are we with Womack. Is he in or out?. I'll bump him to an extra 500k from my original offer if it helps him stay.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2015, 10:43:42 PM
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That extra 500K will do the trick.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2015, 10:50:45 PM
great, glad to have a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 14, 2015, 12:23:07 PM
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Tonight ERFA ends, and I will let you know if there are any developments.  The combine end-date will be announced tonight as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 14, 2015, 08:38:41 PM
Darlene can you get me Anthony Campanelli, Thanks
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Mr. Campanelli, I interested in signing your client Merlin Mclendon, he was making 250k last year. I am looking to bump his contract to 500k but to play on the practice squad.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 10:32:31 AM
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Fuggettaboutit, we aren't signing over to the practice squad before testing the market, vaffanculo.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 15, 2015, 02:06:34 PM
Darlene, can you tell me how much would it cost to Set up a "Meet the New guys"  meet and greet for all the fans and media can come and meet our new players after the draft.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 02:22:06 PM
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500K would make it a good event sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 16, 2015, 06:31:19 PM
Great, Thanks Darlene, I already put it in. It should be a great year. Darlene can get me Agent Crain please.

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Agent Crain, I have an offer sheet, I would like you to take it to your clients and let them know I am willing to sign them to the practice squad right now, but if they refuse I will still sign them for the same amount if they do not find a home at the end of free agency.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2015, 06:51:48 PM
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Sorry sir, but now that ERFA has ended we have to wait until offer the draft to do any more offers to free agents in any capacity..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 16, 2015, 07:41:02 PM
Ok Darlene, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2015, 12:23:45 PM
Darlene can I speak to the Agent of Mr. Harold Gallegos, thank you

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Good day, now that your client is in the pro's, I kept my word to him during our meeting and drafted him. Now I want to complete this and get him signed. what is he looking for?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 12:27:58 PM
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We're looking for the fully guaranteed contract (including a no trade, no amnesty, 100% money guarantee) for 4 years, 8MM, and 4MM in PR.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2015, 04:06:28 PM
Wow, I can deal with no trade because I love the fact he wants to be in Orlando for the long run. I understand no amnesty because a man's got's to make his money. I can even do years and money but the PR budget seems a bit high. Can we maybe talk more on the Money and less on the PR. How about everything you asked for except we go from 4 years at 8 million per and 4 Million PR we do 4 years 9 million and 2.5 million PR. Is that reasonable. Can we find a middle ground there?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 04:07:48 PM
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If we're lowering our marketing and PR, then we are only comfortable signing for 2 years.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2015, 04:54:59 PM
We can do two years because we can always revisit this again after this upcoming season. I am always looking out for the players. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 05:06:57 PM
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Yeah sure... looking out for them, after you look out for your budget.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 06:04:13 PM
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HEY!  We said fully guaranteed with no amnesty and no trade! You didn't put that in the contract the league received! 

Fix it quick, or we're going to need to talk about a trade out of this dump.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2015, 07:27:07 PM
Done, I apologize, slight mix up. I just put it in, a deal for 2 year worth 9 million per with 2.5 million in PR. The contract will be fully guaranteed with no amnesty and no trade!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 09:12:53 PM
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Much better.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2015, 11:32:25 PM
Great, glad we can do business

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Darlene can you get me the agent for Doyle Brady, Thank you


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So let's get to brass tax, what is your client looking for,?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2015, 01:04:45 AM
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4 years and $5MM in salary.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 19, 2015, 01:10:15 AM
O.k, that seems fair.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2015, 01:16:29 AM
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Beautiful, you got a good one baby!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 27, 2015, 09:08:51 PM
Darlene can you get the agent to WR Stephen Green, thank you.

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So what is it going to take to sign Mr. Green?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 28, 2015, 06:06:01 PM

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2 years and 2MM.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 28, 2015, 07:16:27 PM
Done....Thank You!

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Darlene can you get me the agent to Jonathan Black, Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 28, 2015, 07:43:24 PM
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2 years and 2MM.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 28, 2015, 07:57:43 PM
done......Thank you!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 28, 2015, 10:02:09 PM
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Of Course.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 29, 2015, 02:44:50 PM
Darlene can you contact Eli Harris please

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Mr Harris, word around the water cooler is that your client could not come to terms with Pearl Harbor. Just so happens I am looking for a viable center. Is this true?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 29, 2015, 02:45:52 PM
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Yes it is... Henry Watts is looking for a new home. We agreed to a 2 year 2MM deal with Long Beach, but if you can beat that, we will sign with you, since the papers haven't made it to the league office yet.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 29, 2015, 02:49:28 PM
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Well, Long Beach has sent in the paperwork.  So we are committed.  Thanks for your time though.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 29, 2015, 02:55:39 PM
Well thank you for your time. Really had hope to land him. If you have any clients unhappy with future offers don't hesitate to ring me up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 29, 2015, 02:57:30 PM
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I'll keep you in mind.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 30, 2015, 11:41:30 AM
Darlene can you get me Craig Newsome's agent please

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What does your client want?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2015, 11:59:14 AM
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The World Chico... and everything in it.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 30, 2015, 01:37:11 PM
Good to see you Harris, I'm glad your his agent, we always had a good relationship with one another, I want to sign your client, how much does he want?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2015, 01:38:16 PM
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1.75, for 1 year.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on December 30, 2015, 01:45:00 PM
Deal, Thank You and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2015, 01:46:56 PM
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Of course.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 02, 2016, 11:48:52 AM
Darlene, can you get me the agent to Judy Growler

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How can we get your client in Orlando, how much will it take?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2016, 03:39:22 PM
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I actually represent both Judy and Matthew, 1 year and 1MM per player.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 02, 2016, 06:38:18 PM
Awesome, sounds good, consider it done
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 02, 2016, 07:02:37 PM
Darlene is it possible to get a hold of Jonathan Black or if not his agent?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2016, 09:16:57 PM
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What up bossman?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 02, 2016, 11:38:21 PM
First, let me say welcome to the team, we are excited to have you. I have a proposal for you, right now you would be number 3 DE but I am considering changing your position and training you at the DT. Not only will this allow you evolve as a defensive lineman but it will allow you to start. How does being a starting DT sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2016, 12:29:16 AM

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Hey that's cool with me big dog, I'm just glad I'm in the HIFL, you know man!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2016, 12:31:58 AM
Great, I knew you was a team player and that is why we are happy to have you. I'll put it in and once we are ready you will have a new position.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2016, 08:56:59 AM
One question before you go Mr. Black, now that you're changing positions, what scheme did you feel more comfortable in 3-4 or 4-3?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2016, 06:09:37 PM
You know what, don't answer that Mr. Black, with the move you just might be great in everything you do. I'll let you get back to you business.

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Darlene, get me the agent to David Chong please. Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 12:40:07 AM
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Well, I represent both your last picks, we are both looking for 1 year and 750K
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2016, 06:22:52 AM
Done, always good to work with you Mr. Crain.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2016, 06:32:41 AM
Darlene can you get me agent Shapiro please, thank you

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Mr. Shapiro, word around the cooler is that your client Mr. Bradshaw was not signed by New Jersey, if he is still available I would like to sign him.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 11:57:25 AM
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1 year and 1.25MM is what we're looking for, and then GM Kirk has to decide if he wants to waive his right to match the offer.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2016, 12:09:45 PM
Well, I'm ready to make your client that offer, consider it done at my end, matter of fact, i'll give him 2 years at 2 million if it gets your client here quicker.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 12:13:07 PM

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Send it in to the league office, and we'll have to give GM Kirk 24 hours to decide if he wants to match the offer or not.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:32:50 PM
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GM Phoenix, the league is investigating a matter related to Bobby Shapiro, has he been in contact with you in reference to his client Jarvis Botts?    

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2016, 08:43:32 PM
Good evening Sir, Sorry to hear about this developing situation but I am absolutely positive that Shapiro has never called me or informed me in anyway about the availability of Mr. Botts.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:45:20 PM
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Thank you for your time Mr. Phoenix, good luck with the rest of your off-season.    

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:09:18 AM
Darlene can you get me the agent to Jose Swarfford, thanks
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:10:09 AM
But before you do that can you get me the agent to C Jeffery Johnson, thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:24:53 AM
YOUR PR LADY LOOKS AROUND, WONDERING WHO THE AGENT IS....
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:27:01 AM
Darlene, can you get me agent Hester Please...

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Mr. Hester I am interested in your client Center, Mr. Johnson, I am willing to give him 3 years at 3 million per.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:39:03 AM
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Let me tell you now, we'll consider it, but it's not even close to what we're looking for.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:42:25 AM
Tell me what you are looking for and let me stamp it now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:46:50 AM
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3 years, 7MM
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:51:18 AM
Done, Hester you know how we roll. That is a fair price...I apologize if you felt I low balled you. Consider this deal done.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:56:54 AM
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Real talk.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:58:48 AM
Hester, I sent it in, great doing business, but while I got you on the line tell me how much will it cost to sign FB Steve Robinson

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:02:55 AM
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What's the offer?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 01:08:22 AM
I'm thinking, 1 year 1.5 million
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:13:46 AM
 
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Deal
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:19:42 AM
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You called us, asking for your secretary, we are not sure why this happened, but please do not do it again.    

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 01:29:54 AM
My apologies commish, when you called me earlier I still had your line on. I must have switched over to what I thought was my own line. It will definitely not happen again.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:31:14 AM
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No worries.  Take care..    

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 01:31:45 AM
Darlene can you get me agent Crain please..

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Agent Crain I am interested in your client Qb Brett Roe, I'm thinking 1 year 1.5 million, does that sound fair?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:33:22 AM
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Deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 10:24:07 AM
Great Crain, thanks

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Darlene can you get me Campanelli please, thank you

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I am willing to offer your client Donald McClintock 2 years at 3 million per to get him back with the Stampede.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 11:32:15 AM
 
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Aye Paisan, we'll think about the offer, so far it looks good though.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 11:56:11 AM
We would love to have him back.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 12:04:55 PM
Darlene can you please contact Scott Forrest

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Mr. Forrest, if available, I know your client Theodore Schumacher would love to play for a team on the verge of big things. We have revamped our Defense with Glass and we already have Barclay and Sam Rose, he could be on of the faces on the billboards that the city of Orlando loves. If still available, I think your client would be an excellent fit with us and only make us that much better. If he's interested, I would like to make him an offer but first see where you are with the numbers. So what will it take?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:12:59 PM
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We are listening to offers, you can send it to me privately, or you can make the offer here... but I am not in the business of giving you the magic numbers.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:13:57 PM
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Hey Paisan, when you get done with Scott, we need to talk about a new deal for Xavier Best, capish?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 03:24:32 PM
Mr. Forrest the deal has been sent in. if I am close or if you would like to add anything to expedite this deal please contact me. I think your client playing side by side Alfred Glass would make that one of the most dominant secondaries in this league. O.K, mr. Forrest, I am going to continue filling out my roster and leaving a spot open where I hope I can put your clients name. I hope to hear from you soon

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Campanelli, So Xavier Best, he is currently under contract for 2.25 million, I'm not going to mess around, he has become one of my favorite players and individuals on this team. I want to keep him pass this year. So, tell me what is he looking for, I take care of my players but I want the deal to be right for both parties.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 03:36:56 PM
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Let's here what you're looking at, and we'll go from there. Xavier likes the team and likes that you believed in him, so we're not going to break your piggy bank.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 05:26:39 PM
I'm looking to make Best and Simon the face of this offense and the future of this franchise so how about, 4 years at 5 million per and I'll throw in a 1 million PR to get his brand out there, how does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 05:33:51 PM
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Sounds good there, lets make it happen.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 05:43:25 PM
Done, I'll send it in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 06:10:18 PM
And while I got you on the line, how are my chances of resigning McClintock and what will it cost to sign TE Richard Lopez. A little hometown cooking with Donald would be great. I always take care of you and your clients Mr. Campanelli.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 08:10:08 PM
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[i I don't like being pestered about my status on an offer, so I'd say you're losing ground with McClintock
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 09:47:40 PM
Well I wasn't pestering just inquiring, but so there is no pressure and no hard feelings moving forward I think I'll let McClintock continue with his career in another uniform and I'll move on. I still want to continue our business with one another. Thank you and I wish McClintock well.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2016, 09:54:26 PM
Darlene can you get me Agent Forrest please,

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Forrest, first let me say after hearing that your client Theodore Schumacher decided to come to Orlando the buzz is real. The hype machine has started to roll to Orlando because this defense is for real. I will send it to the office, But I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are here in Orlando.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 10:19:35 PM
 
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Likewise, we are excited about the deal as well.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 12:24:00 PM
Great, hope to keep doing business.

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Darlene can you get me Agent Campanelli please

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Campanelli, I am interested in your client DT Brian Pino for 1 year 1 million dollars, is that fair?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 12:27:13 PM

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Phoenix, it's a deal.
     
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 12:40:33 PM
Great, while I got you on the line I see that your client Tackle Mike Ricks is available, I would like to sign him, 1 year 750K, is that fair?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 01:04:26 PM
Mr. Campanelli, I would like to put a slight hold on that current deal I just offered for Mike RIcks. I want to make sure I have room on my roster before I make this move, I would be willing to sign him for 750k for the practice squad if he wants that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 03:33:10 PM
While I wait for Mr. Capanelli to get back to me, Darlene can you get me Eli Harris


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I am interested in signing your client Robert Ponder to a 1 year 750k contract and signing your other client Larry Cromwell to a Practice squad deal for 500k, Is that fair?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 04:22:14 PM
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We'd sign to the practice squad for 1MM.
     
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 04:23:20 PM
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Ponder will accept that deal, but Cromwell has offers to be on active rosters, so no thank you.
     
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 04:38:42 PM
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Mr. Capanelli, Will do, T Mike Ricks, Practice squad 1 year 1MM. Done

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Harris, Will do, WR Robert ponder, 1 year 750k
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 05:06:03 PM
Darlene can you get me Coach McKenzie thank you

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Coach, in your opinion and what you have seen on the field last year who is the overall better athlete, LB Juan Harris or Cornerback Chris Robinson?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 05:23:05 PM
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Robinson is definitely the better athlete.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 05:50:24 PM
Do you think he can be a third string Running back, I'm guessing his speed and hands would be a plus.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 05:54:24 PM
 
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Man, I'm on defense, and only a few years off the field at that... I don't know what it takes to be a running back, but I'd guess that he wouldn't really do well there, considering he never expressed any interest in moving.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 06:05:52 PM
OK, thank you Coach

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Darlene can you call CB Chris Robinson here please.

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Chris as you know we are Cornerback heavy. It might be difficult to get playing time but I think I have found a solution. Coach McKenzie tells me you are one of the better athletes on his defense, I think that can translate well on offense, Truth is we need to fill a third RB slot and TE slot, I figure The TE slot can get you more time on the field and if it helps I can add an extra 500k to you salary if you would be willing to change positions. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 06:14:18 PM
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I say no way, Jose.  I'm a DB, not some prissy offensive player.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 06:27:13 PM
Ok, thank you for your honesty, I will try and get you on that field to show us what you got. Thank you Robinson. I'll let you go as I start to finalize things

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Darlene can you get me David Chong, thank you!

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David as you know we are Cornerback heavy. You are currently 4th on the depth chart. I'm am thinking of making you a RB and KR/PR to maximize your talents and speed. You can make an impact in your first year in this league. You have a one year deal and I think getting as much playing time as possible is important. if it helps I am going to give you a 500k raise.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 06:30:58 PM
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No.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 07:02:16 PM
As a rookie I would think you want to get on that field as much as possible as oppose to being 5th on the depth chart. I know defenders have great pride but what difference will that make if next year when you become a free agent and you have no stats for teams to look at. I know there is pride but there is also a price, so I am willing to take you from 750k to 1.5 million for the year. Think about it, next year you will be a KR/PR/RB/CB, think of how many teams need that versatility. Don't let pride get in the way of money, experience and exposure.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 07:36:15 PM
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Dude, did you just threaten me?!  You say I'm the 4th corner, now after I say no to you trying to molest my career, now it's time to drop to the 5th corner spot? 

...Shit, that's some shady stuff man, you might as well bend my career over and give it to it all night, or in your case, for 30 seconds.... Same thing, right?


...Man, you can get the hell out of here with that Bill-Cosby career-rape man. Leave me and mines alone big dog.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 07:50:47 PM
Ok, go do you! I'm sure someone else will  take the deal and use it to propel their career. Goodnight sir.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 08:45:03 PM
Darlene can you get me WR Robert Ponder please

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Robert, I have a proposition for you, being the rookie and coming into a situation were we are loaded at WR, I would like to offer you a change to TE. With your speed and hands it will make a nice one-two punch with Shawn Simon when we get into our two TE set. This will also give you more playing time. If you agree to this, I will change your contact from 1 year 1 million to 2 years 1.5 million. This way next year when a few of the WR's we have become free agents you can slide right into the Slot receiver position as a starter.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 08:58:18 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 09:32:30 PM
OK then, I take it your silence means your neither here or there, you can't argue with more playing time, more years and more money. I'll make it happen and send it in. Glad to have you aboard. I'll let you go on your way.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 09:35:25 PM
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Man, you must be smoking crack.  I'm not doing that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 09:48:48 PM
Suit yourself, someone will step up to the plate and you will be upset when their names are in the paper.

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Darlene can you get me Stephen Greene please


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Stephen I need to ask you a huge favor that I think works for both parties. I would like to line you up opposite our star TE as the second TE. I have offered players more money, extended contracts. More playing time and other guys don't want to be team players. I really need you to be a team player here. It will give you more exposure, more playing time, more experience and more money as I will increase your contract by 1.5 million more per year from what you are already making. You are my last hope here. I respect everyone's wishes. I think being a rookie, this will really show your team mates how much of a team player you are. Last year I took a team no one expected to win and nearly made the playoffs, that was because we played like a team. If I needed a man to change position they did, if I needed a leader, one stepped up. I think this is your moment. So I ask you can you be a team player and help us, be great. I promise you. If by mid season your uncomfortable or don't like what you see we can talk about a move back to WR. Everyone including your agent knows I am a man of my word.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 09:53:02 PM
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I can dig it man, lets do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 10:04:41 PM
You're a life saver. True team player. Consider it done.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 10:15:12 PM

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WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?!

YOU NEGOTIATED A CONTRACT WITH ONE OF MY CLIENTS WITHOUT MY CONSENT?! 

YOU JUST MANIPULATED A YOUNG, UNKNOWING ROOKIE AND MADE HIM BETRAY THE AGENT WHO BROUGHT HIM INTO THIS WORLD, AND NOW....


NOW YOU SON OF A BITCH, YOU'RE GOING TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!
     
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 10:20:15 PM
Molina, I gave him more money and promise of more playing time and I told him he could go back to being a WR if he wanted to. There was no one taking advantage. I was very fair and made it clear he had the option to decline. I apologize for going over your head and if it helps smooth this over I'll add an extra 500k to make it an even four million.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 10:26:35 PM

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NO!

You took my player and moved him to a position he has no skills for.  You type casted him into a role he is not fit to play, thus putting his long term career in jeopardy.

GM's in this league have been told that ALL contract talks go through agents, that's what we are here for.  You did not do that, and now you are going to have a long ways to go to fix this problem.

We can start with making Stephen's new deal into a 7 year contract.  You wanted him in a new position, you have to commit to him long term.

NEXT Sam Rose needs a new contract, starting right this minute.   3 years, 8MM, and 4MM in PR.

Do that and we will pretend this never happened, but if not, Sam will be expecting a trade out of Orlando, and I will be filing a complaint with the league office for your backdoor dealings.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 10:45:50 PM
Ms. Molina, I can give you everything you asked for, but I got a better deal, I'll give Stephen a 10 year deal, but how about I bump Sam up to 4 years but 6 million this year with 5 million PR and next year I will give him 12 million and 4 million PR for the remaining of the contract. That is way more than he would get with the 8 you are asking for. I give you my word, I will enter it in his contract asap. I have never went against my word. But You have my word. I screwed up and I am willing to pay the steep price, but this structure works best for everyone. Sam makes more in the long run. Your asking for what would be 24 million over the life of his contract and I am offering 30 over the life of his contract.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 10:56:47 PM

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Give me a pair of 100% salary guarantees, no trade, no amnesty and it's a deal.... otherwise I want what I asked for.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 10:59:05 PM
Done..thank you for this Ms. Molina, it won't happen again and I deeply apologize for what transpired here today. I am happy we can come to a reasonable compromise which will allow us to continue working together. I will put it in now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 11:08:53 PM
Ms. Molina I just wrote it up, please tell me if this is all we agreed upon before I send it in.


Orlando restructures Stephen Greene contract from 2 year at 3.5 million to 10 year 3.5 million full %100 Salary Guarantee, with full "No Trade Clause" and no "Amnesty Clause". Effective immediately starting season 7

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Orlando restructures Sam Rose's contract from 3 years 1.25Mil per to 4 years. In season 7 Sam will make 6 million with 5 million in PR, and in season 8,9,and 10 Sam will make 12 Million with 4 million PR. Full %100 Salary Guarantee, with full "No Trade Clause" and no "Amnesty Clause". Effective immediately starting season 7
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 11:23:35 PM

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Yes, that is correct.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 11:24:11 PM
excellent, thank you again.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 11:34:50 PM
Darlene can you get me JTC please


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Mr. Crain, I will be releasing your client David Chong. It seems that I have to many CB's. Mr. Chong will not get any playing time. He is welcome to stay on board on the practice squad or switch to running back, other then that I will have to let him go. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 11:42:57 PM

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So a player speaks his mind and is terminated... Understood.

You can't silence the players but for so long.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 11:46:15 PM
OK, I just wanted to reach out and make you aware.

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2016, 11:53:36 PM
Darlene before I let anyone go, can you tell me our finances. I had it all under control until this last little thing here and now I think I'm off by 1 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 12:00:44 AM
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We need a RB and WR, and are 250K over the salary cap.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 12:04:44 AM
But if my estimation is correct we have one slot left.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 12:11:17 AM
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Correct, we need to free up a roster spot somehow and sign two players.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 12:12:49 PM
Darlene can you get me Deon Hester please

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Mr. Hester, I have an offer for you, we have always had a great business relationship. I signed your client center J. Johnson to 3 years at 7 mill. I would like to restructure his contract to 3 years but give him 4 million this year and 9 million the next 2 with 1 million Pr per season to get his name and face all over Orlando and have him build a brand here as the "CENTER of ORLANDO" he would be making more money for the life of his entire contract and I can add a no amnesty, no trade, full money %100 guarantee contract clause. So it would look like this

Orlando restructures Jeffrey Johnson contract from 3 years at 7 Million per to 3 years at 4 million for season 7 and 9 million for season 8 and 9 with 1 million PR per year . Full No trade no amnesty %100 percent money guarantee contract, effective immediately

What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 12:17:22 PM

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I say "get back mofo, you don't know me like that!"  ....man, we just worked this deal, if we wanted to make 4MM this season we would've signed for 4MM this season.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 01:44:56 PM
Is there any thing i can do for the future of your client that would make both of you happy where as I can pay him 4 million this year. I just find myself in a cap bind trying to build a winner and got myself in abit of a jam. I know we had good business relations, I would never ask and risk jeopardizing this relationship like some owners do with agents but I know you are very reasonable and my last option. I would be willing to make your client the highest paid C in the game going forward starting seaon 8. I could give years, PR and money.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 01:47:15 PM

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He just won't take a pay cut man, we just signed, and that's where he is at. Wish I could help.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 01:55:14 PM
Thank you

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Darlene can you send a memo to the agents we currently  have clients for and let them know if any of their clients would be willing to take a 3 million dollar pay cut this year and I will happily compensate them two fold for the remainder of their cntract starting season 8. Is that possible?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 01:58:46 PM
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Nobody stepped up to the plate sir... looks like we're pretty royally fucked, and not like the time I banged the prince of England, more like the way that Jared from Subway is getting it in Prison...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 05:58:12 PM
Ok, you painted a nice picture there, not the Jarred one but you and the prince. Thank you, but I think I found a solution thanks to an unnamed owner

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 05:59:02 PM
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Okay.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 08:22:51 PM
Darlene can you get me Agent Crain please

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Crain I have decided that I will not release your client David Chong, you are right, I can not release someone for speaking their mind. That would make me a hypocrite. I will keep him at CB.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 10:14:31 PM
Darlene I have tried to contact Agent Crain, he has not responded so when he does just patch him through please thank you

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Darlene can you get me Agent Hester

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Hester, I'm looking to sign your client Michael Chamberlain to a one year 750k deal if he is still available
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 10:55:58 PM
MOD NOTE: LIST POSITIONS WHEN ASKING ABOUT FREE AGENTS!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2016, 11:10:05 PM
Darlene can you get me Agent Hester

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Hester, I'm looking to sign your client RB Michael Chamberlain to a one year 750k deal if he is still available
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 12:28:16 PM

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I know my man Terrence Williams would sign for that price, just to be on a team man.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2016, 05:05:44 PM
If Terrance is willing to take that cash than bring him on. Deal. I'll send it in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 05:18:17 PM


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Cool man.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2016, 05:51:58 PM
Excellent, you a lot of owners say agents are greedy and only look out for themselves but you prove that theory wrong. This is why I have so many of your clients on the roster, you are a reasonable man!

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Darlene can you get me Agent Crain please

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Crain, I am going to keep CB David Chong, you are right I never want to cut someone for speaking their mind. That would make me a hypocrite.  But I have an offer for you and you client C Frank Purnell. I am currently maxed out on my roster and I still need to fill one spot. Right now with 3 centers on the roster your client is on the short end of the stick. I would be wiling to keep him if we could renegotiate a Practice squad deal for the same money, 1 year 1 Million.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 05:57:38 PM

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De ja vu....


...but anyways, Purnell will move to the practice squad for the same price, yes. that's a deal..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2016, 06:05:00 PM
And out of good faith and a thank you, I will raise his salary from 750k to 1 million even.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 06:06:45 PM

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Yes, you implied that when you said... I would be wiling to keep him if we could renegotiate a Practice squad deal for the same money, 1 year 1 Million
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2016, 06:09:23 PM
awesome it's been sent in.

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Darlene can you please tell me our financial status at the moment. I know we now have a open roster spot with a WR to sign.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 06:12:21 PM
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2.5MM, 6MM PR... we need a wide receiver. [/b]
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2016, 06:27:31 PM
OK, Great Darlene, we finally got out that hole and now we can finally put a bow on this thing, can you get me Agent Rosenhaus

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Steve, if your client WR Moses Adam is still available, I am looking to sign him for 1 year 1 million dollars.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 06:47:35 PM

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No thank you. We're not interested.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2016, 12:28:37 AM
OK,

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Darlene can you get me Agent Maker


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Mike, I am interested in Domenic Caron, he has ties to my coach Harry Bryce, I'm sure they would love a reunion. I would like to sign him for 1 year 2 million?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2016, 12:31:11 AM
 

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Definitely a done deal.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2016, 12:35:45 AM
Well that's awesome, I'm sure Bryce will be happy. I'll put it in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2016, 08:25:41 AM
Darlene can you get me coach Bryce please

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Coach, As you can see I upgraded our offense immensely. I was able to acquired Montes as our new RB while keep our work horse Brandt. I upgraded our receiving core by adding Steven Carlson and a player I know you are familiar with in Caron. I got us some protection for Kyle by adding Harold Gallegos and John Tribble. I got a WR who some compared his catching ability to yours and at 6'8 he' was willing to play TE. Now, I know you are preparing but before I hand you the depth chart for the preseason I want to know what type of playbook do you see us with. I know Coach Sanders is all about the spread but I feel we have a lot more balance this season. What type of offense do you see us running.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2016, 02:07:08 PM
 
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I prefer a balanced attack using multiple formations, however we have an OC who is exclusively Spread... one of those things we pretty much committed to last year, if we try to change it we need to move on from Coach Sanders, or else we'll be in a GM Gooch/Missouri situation, without the playoffs... [/b]
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2016, 03:06:46 PM
Are you suggesting we move on from Sanders and find someone who is more committed to a balanced attack. We have enough left in the bank to bring someone else in, Just food for though, we were among the best in offense last year with the players we had.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2016, 04:45:42 PM
 
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If we are changing from the spread, we need a new coordinator, if we're keeping him, I'm just saying we can't abandon the spread.. [/b]
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
ok, Thank you coach, I think everyone on this staff including myself deserves another year to see what we can do with a more talented team. Thank you Coach, Let me ask you, Right now how do you see out WR Depth chart, I see Best as as #1 but who do you like as our number 2.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2016, 05:48:15 PM

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I wouldn't know until after training camp. Need to see the guys work and practice again.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2016, 11:09:15 PM
Thank you,

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Darlene can you get me Coach McKenzie please

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Coach, Now that I have added Glass, Schumacher, Brady and Newsome, What defense do you prefer?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2016, 01:13:26 AM
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The same one I told you about when you hired me.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2016, 11:37:46 AM
Ok, thought you might want to change it up since we now have Glass, Schumacher and Brady. Let me ask you with such shut down corners plus Rose and Neal at free safety how much do you see us blitzing.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2016, 12:37:23 PM
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Between 40 and 60% I'd say..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2016, 01:18:52 PM
Thanks Coach,

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Darlene can you get me Coach Sanders and then we will be ready to lock in.


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Coach, last year we were one of if not the best offense out on that field and we only had a passing game. Now that we have Montes and I have strengthened our passing game with adding Steve Carlson and Domenic Caron. I think we can run a closer to balance offense without giving up the speed. I'm thinking 55/45 pass run or do you have different ratio of pass run you would like to put out there.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2016, 08:11:43 PM
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It's up to you son.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2016, 12:12:45 PM
No Problem,

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Darlene can you get me coach Bryce

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First, I spoke to Sanders about balanced attack and he pretty much said it was up to me. So if this is the best route to take then consider a more balanced attack on the way. Second Coach, I am about to set things up so that some of guys know exactly what to work on during preseason. From what you saw last year. I am sending WR Best, TE Simon, FS Rose. unless you think other guys should our focus, What should each of these men focus on? Once I get this information, I wrap it up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2016, 12:28:11 PM
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You do all that shit man, I just execute what you tell me to do.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2016, 01:27:10 PM
OK, I just like to keep my coaches informed and have them give as much input as possible. I'll get moving on things. See you in the preseason.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2016, 02:18:23 PM
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Honestly in terms of input, if it isn't being 100% left in my hands to choose the depth chart and/or strategy, then its all in your hands.  It's not a 50/50, its all or nothing.

When it comes to training and other things, the GM is paid to make those decisions, and the coaches are paid to get the most out of those decisions.  We can not and will not ever tell you what training people need when you're working on your lock in sheet..

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2016, 07:11:22 PM
Thank you for your honesty and straight forwardness. I'll put it all in effect and get this thing locked up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2016, 10:56:06 PM
Darlene, I know I keep saying I'm about to lock-in I just don't want to miss anything, but my word this time, after this I'll organize my Lock-in which I am almost done with, can you get me Doyle Brady

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Brady, glad to finally speak, Listen one of the players told me that they wanted to work on their conditioning and endurance this off season and preseason. I wanted to know, what is it you think you should focus on this preseason so I can let the coaches know what drills to do with you ?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2016, 12:35:36 AM
YOU GET NO RESPONSE
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2016, 06:29:47 AM
OK, I guess I'll decide

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Darlene can you......ahhhhh forget it, I'll be locking in soon
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2016, 04:59:40 PM
Darlene as you may of heard I have acquired a sponsorship from Microsoft that will net us an extra 6 million in PR that is going towards a family center at the stadium and a complete system overhaul. That is going to leave us with an extra 2 million in PR. So two questions, How much will cost to fly in everyone's wives and kids to the first preseason game. How much will it cost to give away an X Box to each season tickets holder.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2016, 05:12:16 PM
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It would cost us 250K to fly families in for the Preseason home game.

...it would cost $5MM to give away an Xbox to each of our 10,000 season ticket holders.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2016, 05:40:51 PM
OK, Thank you, we are definitely bringing families down. So, to my Knowledge there are a combined 200 public,private, specialized,disability and catholic schools in Orlando. I would like to give the top male and female in their graduating class each a laptop I hope they can take to college with them. How much will it cost to give away lap tops to 400 deserving high school kids. We have this Microsoft money we might as well put it to good use for the fans
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2016, 06:23:51 PM
Don't worry about it, as I see it, a fully loaded lap top with Window 10 is a little under a thousand bucks, with 400 students, to be safe I'll drop 500K for the Lap Tops. We'll call it Stampeding towards Success. I'm about done and I'm going to ring this in.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2016, 10:11:30 PM

QB 1   Kyle Aquino, QB 2 Brett Roe
RB 1 Alphonso Montes, RB 2 Roberto Brandt, RB 3 Terrance Williams
FB 1   Steve Robinson
TE 1   Shawn Simon, TE 2 Stephen Greene
WR 1     Xavier Best
WR 2     Mike Gorham
WR 3  Steven Carlson
WR 4    Domenic Caron
WR 5    Robert Ponder
---------------------------------O-Line-------------------------------------
G1   Deon Wentworth, G 2 Harold Gallegos
T1   Harold Womack, T2 Everett Conti
C1   John Tribble, C2    Harry Ham
DE 1   Michael Barclay, DE 2 Andrew Reyes, DE 3 Craig Newsome
DT 1   Judy Growler, DT 2 Brian Pino, DT 3 Jonathan Black
---------------------------------D-Line------------------------------------------------
LB 1  Patrick Frank
LB 2  Doyle Brady
LB 3  Ryan Cochran
LB 4  Juan Harris
-------------------------D-Backs--------------------------------
CB 1   Alfred Glass
CB 2   Theodore Schumacher
CB 3   Joel Fleming
CB 5   David Chong
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SS 1   Kevin Daniels
SS 2   Matthew Knight
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FS 2   Gregory Neal
FS 1   Sam Rose
-----------------------------Special Teams--------
K 1Charles Babcock
P 2Antonio Jordan
     
Special Team Returners
PR 1 David Chong
PR 2 Gregory Neal
PR 3 Robert Ponder
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KR 1 Robert Ponder
KR 2 David Chong
KR Gregory Neal


----------------------Strategy----------------------------
A. Backfield Strategy – Primary RB is A.Montes
B. Primary Receiver – Xavier Best
C. Playing Time – Mostly Starters

Offense
Primary Offense: Spread
Power
Two TE
Shotgun
Pro Set
Pass/Run  60/40

Defense:
Primary formation 3-4
Nickle
4-3
Dime
Goal Line
BLITZ  Ratio 65%

--------------------------Skills Training-------------

Kyle Aquino (QB) –IQ
Harold Gallegos (G)-Conditioning/Endurance
Sam Rose (FS)-Speed
Doyle Brady (LB)-IQ
Shawn Simon (TE)-Hands
Michael Barclay (DE) IQ
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PREASEASON STRATS
Offense Playbook –Spread/Power
Pass/Run Ratio - 60/40

GAME 1
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast

.GAME 2
- Player Rotation: Mostly Backups
- Tempo: Moderate
-------------------------------------------Captains--------------------------------------------
Starting QB: Kyle Aquino
Skill Players: Xavier Best
Offensive Line: Deon Wentworth
Defensive Front Seven: Michael Barclay
Defensive Secondary: Alfred Glass
Offensive Captain: Kyle Aquino
Defensive Captain: Michael Barclay

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Kyle Aquino PR 1 Million

500k Camp Kyle
Kyle Aquino will hold a weekend camp for all children who reside in Orlando with disabilities ages 5-12

500K Style with Kyle
All Children under the age of twelve received Orlando Stampede Kyle Aquino Jersey’s in the first home game of the season.
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Alphonso Montes PR 500K

500K - Ragin Bull Commercial spot –
A remake of the original Ragin Bull Commercial featuring Robert DeNiro playing Jake LaMotta but instead of Robert DeNiro it’s Aphonso Montes in an updated version of the commercial for football in the same way the original commercial was intended and instead of showing a guy in the boxing ring in the end we see a silhouette getting ready to get in his stance.

500k - Father and Son
All fathers and sons come to the first preseason game for free and receive Stampede shirts.
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Xavier Best PR 1M

500k - Best foot forward- 3-day WR camp for all Orlando inner city youth ages 5-17
1st day ages 5-12 Catching and Running
2nd day ages 13-17 Catching and Running
3rd day all ages attend with their families for meet and greet and autographs.


500k Billboard
A billboard spread throughout Orlando and one shared with Mike Gorham and Steve Carlson showcasing all three receivers
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Steve Carlson PR 1M
500K – Mini Autographed football statues of Steve Carlson in an Orlando Stampede Uniform to all fans in attendance.

500K -  Billboard
A billboard spread throughout Orlando and one shared with Mike Gorham and Xavier Best showcasing all three receivers
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Mike Gorham PR 500K

500k-Billboard
A billboard spread throughout Orlando and one shared with Steve Carlson and Xavier Best showcasing all three receivers
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Harold Gallegos PR 2.5M

1M – Commercial
It opens in black and white on a high school football field; you hear the voice of Morgan Freeman through the back ground theme of Ennio Morricone’s “Ecstasy of Gold”
   “It’s starts somewhere”
It pans back and forth through high school footage and then when he puts on the Akron University hat. The scene cuts through a bunch of flashy college highlights.
   MF: “I always believed somewhere was where you stood”
We here Commissioner Wilkinson’s Voice call out
   Commish: “And with the fifth pick in the Season 7 HIFL draft, Orlando Selects from Akron University”
Morgan Freeman voice:
    “Now that somewhere is here”
   “In Orlando”
   “As part of the Stampede”
We see a silhouette of Harold Gallegos walking onto the field through the walkway and he sees Kyle Aquino.
Kyle;
   “Finally”
Harold smiles and puts on his helmet and the scene fades
MF: “That’s football”


500K- Where’s the Beef (Throw back day)
All Senior citizens ages 55 and above eat for free in the third home game of the season

500K- Billboards
Across the 1-95 from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando and down to Miami advertising Harald Gallegos as the “The Wall”

500k-Football for Freedom
All Military personal receive an official Harold Gallegos Jersey the last Sunday home game of the season.
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Alfred Glass PR 1M

500K- Billboards Lock Down City
Billboards throughout Orlando titled Lockdown City depicting himself in the forefront and Theodore Schumacher on the side in their football

500K-Meet Mr. Glass
For all Fans 18 and over in attendance will receive Alfred Glass Bobble head dolls and Orlando Stampede programs
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Theodore Schumacher PR 1.5M

500K If the Shu Fits
All Orlando football youth programs will receive all new equipment

500K- Billboards Lock Down City
Billboards throughout Orlando titled Lockdown City depicting himself in the forefront and Alfred Glass on the side in their football stance
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500K -Don’t call it a come back
Commercial with LL Cool J’s famous “Don’t call it a comeback” song showing Schumacher playing the previous year and then training and preparing for the upcoming year.
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Michael Barclay PR 2.5

500K-Barclay Sack Town Billboards
Billboards featuring Michael Barclays 14 different Sack Victims throughout Orlando

500K- Sack and scream
Commercial with the back drop soundtrack of the terminator showing highlights of Michael Barclay getting his 14 sacks. Then we see a silhouette of Michael Barclay getting closer and we see one of his eyes turn red, Then in an old school sound clip of terminator we hear “I’ll be back” The commercial pans out as we see a sea of HIFL players wearing different jersey’s laid out everywhere.

500K-Barclay Battle’s
Donates 31,250 to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation for victims and awareness every time he gets a sack until he reaches 500k
in donations

500K Barclay Bash
Left and right Incredible Hulk style yellow and green Orlando Stampede Barclay foam fist to all fans in attendance in 4th home game.

500K- Bringing it with Barclay 
Every home game one lucky fan will be chosen as a finalist. In the last home game 4 Fans will be chosen to be given Brand New Orlando Stampede Green Ford F150 Broncos.
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Sam Rose PR 5M

500K- Superhe-Rose
Commercial depicting all Superhero’s rushing to save people and every time they arrive at the scene, Sam Rose has already done the Job. One of the superheroes wielding a Hammer and a winged Helmet ask "Who is getting here before us?” A little boy says to the superhero “Sam Rose!”

500K- 4 week summer camp for All Orlando High School football teams.
Week 1: Being a Pro (Sam Rose speech about his experience as a first year Pro)
Week 2: How to get scouts to notice you (Special Guest GM Eddie Phoenix)
Week 3: How to ace your S.A.T’s and give yourself a better chance to succeed in college. (Teachers and Professors speak)
Week 4: Picking and Agent, Staying out of trouble (Special Guest GM of the Orlando Stampede Eddie Phoenix)


500K-All new Equipment
4 lucky High School football Teams in Orlando Florida in low economic Area Codes get all new Football equipment for their programs

1M- Play like a beast, Smell like a ROSE!
Releases a Body gel and spray for athletes who want to smell manly during the game and stop foot, underarm and jock odor

1M- Rose Garden
Builds a new football field for his Hometown High school named after him

1M –Rose Buds
500 seats behind the West and 500 seats behind the East end zone will be reserved for any patrons wearing the most bizarre and creative Orlando Stampede fan outfits in support of the team Home game 2 and 4.

500K- All wounded Warriors will get in for free Last three home games and receive Sam Rose Jersey’s
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Misc. PR
New Alternative Uniforms                                                   500K

Family Center                                                                1.5 Mil
Including game rooms with all Microsoft X-Box one products

Electronic System over hall throughout the stadium      2    Mil
This includes new POS system for restaurants, Lounges and concessions
WIFI throughout the stadiums.
Microsoft Systems throughout the entire stadium.


250K to fly families down for preseason.

500K Stampeding towards Success
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2016, 10:06:45 PM
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Here is our report from training camp... Snazzy 3rd uniforms. I caught my boyfriend wearing mine when I got home last night, I have to get a new one now since it got soaked in blood after I stomped his pansy ass...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2016, 10:20:51 PM
 
WELCOME TO SEASON 7

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR OFF-SEASON AND YOUR OUTLOOK FOR SEASON 7
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 20, 2016, 08:43:20 PM
How’s everyone doing tonight, I tell you, I'm glad to be back at work. We got some unfinished business. First I would like to thank all the Orlando fans for coming out to support us last year. You made the difference; you made a lot of those guys in the locker room realize that they were playing for more than just themselves. It’s part of the reason why we were so good at home. So, to the fans, we are going to keep it rolling this year and I know their is an excitement and I hope to see everyone at our home games supporting us.

Now, I know everyone wants to know my thoughts on last season. Well to avoid beating a dead horse on all the topics I touched up on week after week last season, let me just say. Everything I did last season was to lay the foundation for last season and beyond. I stand here to take the shots and the blows so that my team can play without the burden of having to answer for my moves. They shouldn’t have too. Last year was the epitome of what a roller coaster season was. We started extremely slow and were making all the talking heads look good and proud of their predictions of the Orlando Stampede being the worst team in the league. After we got our doors blown off when Kyle was injured, something happened; this team came together and became just that, “A TEAM”. From that point on we left everyone scratching their heads and making excuses as to why we were winning. We never won in your eyes by our own decree; it was always something the other team lacked. But we took it in stride and knew our inexperience cost us 3 close games. Now that inexperience is experience. So, to answer you’re your question, I think we did fantastic last season. Because for myself, winning was not my only form of success to judge those men on, it was how they fared in the roughest and most difficult times. 

So now here we are, you want to know what I expect for season 7, I expect what our fans expect, what my coaches expect, what Mr. Adores expects and most importantly what those men in that locker room expect. We expect to make some noise. Listen, I think we had a fantastic off season that on paper makes us look damn near unstoppable, but, we don’t play on paper; we play on turf, on grass. We won 7 games, we did that with what everyone said was rookies, unproven guys and aging vets. We went into this off-season knowing where we struggled and I hope I was able to give our coaches and the fans what we needed. I was able to sure up our Defense with acquiring Schumacher and Glass, we kept our core together with Barclay, Neal, Rose, Fleming, Cochran, Reyes and Frank and as some of you already know we just acquired Steven Wright. On offense we drafted a super talented guard to protect Kyle’s blindside with Harold Gallegos. We strengthen our offense by adding a dynamic RB in Montes while solidifying our WR core with Carlson and Caron. We have the twin towers at TE with break out star Simon and now 6’9 Converted TE Green. And now Xavier Best gets to shine as the number 1 WR. I’m just saying, if we were 7-9 before all that, I can only imagine what season 7 has in stored for us. But I won’t put the wagon before the horse because there is still one intangible in all this. The guys need to go out there and play to their strengths and god given talent. They do what they do best and Orlando will be sipping champagne right next door at Disneyland in 19 weeks.

On a final note before I take anyone's questions, I must add this one thing and it’s the most important. Last year Coach Bryce, McKenzie and Sanders coached their tails off. They took a team everyone wrote off and came one game from a playoff berth. That, that right there is special. I think I have a special group of coaches who are only poised to do great things. I believe in them with my heart and passion for this game and I am excited to see what they can do with this team moving forward.  Now, I think I have spoken enough to fill a hot air balloon by myself, so, I’ll take your questions now.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 10:10:44 PM
 
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Rumors swirl that you got into some hot water with players and agents in the off-season, care to elaborate on this?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 20, 2016, 10:22:53 PM
Well, first I think you got me confused with another GM, there were no issues with players and agents, just Agent and I handled it the best way I knew how. We came to terms. Orlando is better for it because we locked in some talented guys for the long term and both parties walked away happy and like it never happened. So, I wouldn't say hot, maybe a little warm but now we are all good and focusing on season 7.

Next question?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 10:58:22 PM
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Can this team afford to retain Steve Wright long term, or was this trading a long term rookie for a one year rental?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 21, 2016, 04:06:15 PM
Well, trying not to forecast next season, I'll say this, I think Doyle can come really close to being who Steve Wright is right now. So I couldn't pass up getting the guy I wanted sooner than later. I truly believe Doyle can a great player in this league but I wanted someone who was already a great player in this league. So if all goes well and I am sitting here next year which I fully intend to be, Wright will be part of Orlando's bright future.

Anymore questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2016, 08:31:55 PM
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While I love adding a talented linebacker like Steve Wright, a lot of people here see it as a big gamble giving up our first round pick for what could be a rental... More of a move you see a team that is "one player away" make...
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2016, 12:13:45 PM
I understand, but when ever you get a chance to sign a talent like Wright, you have to take it. Plus I see him as part of our future so if that is where it was looked at as a gamble then there is no gamble at all. Plus going into next season we will be able to be the first to offer him a contract. Our defense was one of our weakest parts last year, I am doing all I can to put a better defense out on that field this coming season.   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2016, 01:44:26 PM
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You don't need to explain, I just said I liked the move.  I'm just relaying the general feeling.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2016, 06:52:19 PM
You like it, I like it, then we are good. I'll let you get back to preparation and I'll move some things around. I still believe we can pick up some talent on free agency



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2016, 10:43:39 PM
Darlene can you get me C Harry Ham please

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Mr. Ham, as you may already know we added Mr. Tribble to our line up. Now we can't play both of you in the same position at the same time. We can, play both of you at the same time and here is how we can get all that talent on the field at once, I would like to know if you could move to Tackle and help strengthen our line. This way we can get yourself, Gallegos, Wentworth, Womack and Tribble out there creating a wall so strong that Kyle would have a lifetime to throw the ball. This will also allow you to start 16 games and help you pad your resume with two positions.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2016, 11:18:53 PM
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It would've made a hell of a lot more sense to move me to Tackle BEFORE training camp so I could get some training at the position, but I'll do whatever the team needs me to do man, Playing time is important to me, so if its start at Tackle or sit at center, I'll move..
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2016, 11:42:14 PM
You are a true gamer and team player and I am hoping these preseason games can you the reps you need to situate you at Tackle. Thank you Ham, I will call your agent and put it in with him.

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Darlene can you get me Agent Drew L. thank you


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Drew, I wanted to let you know that your client Harry Ham realized his playing time was in jeopardy since we acquired Tribble and is interested in moving positions from Center to Tackle in order to start 16 games. I wanted to run it by you so there isn't any confusion, misunderstandings or any misdealing.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2016, 11:54:45 PM

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He Realized? ...or he was threatened?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 01:17:18 AM
I guarantee you there was no threatening. With having two centers both will be sharing starting duties and game time and he said and I quote directly from Harry, he said "Playing time is important to me, so if its start at Tackle or sit at center, I'll move" I never told him move or else.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 01:19:41 AM

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Gotcha... well it doesn't concern me, I only deal with contracts.  Have at it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 01:26:38 AM
Well, it does concern you considering I have to now release your other client, tackle E. Conti.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 01:37:25 AM
Darlene can you get me Steve Rosenhaus

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Steve, I see your client DT David Cain is still on the free agent market. I am willing to sign him and make him a starter right now for 1 year at 1 million
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 01:39:17 AM

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Hello GM Phoenix,  I am Jennifer from the league office.  I am here to inform you that you breached procedure as of 1:28 AM, you were in violation of the league's roster limitations. 

Your promotion of Freddy Purnell to the main roster put you in violation.  As a result, you are penalized 5MM in salary this season and next, and must get your team under the required roster size and within the confines of the salary cap before you may proceed.

After locking in for your training camp you must be in compliance with the roster limits and requirements at ALL TIMES.

As a result of this problem, the league will allow you to use your next seasons' amnesty clause to comply with your new roster limits.

Please be more careful in the future.   





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Hey ass hole, just so you know, this is our official demand to be traded for ALFRED GLASS and MICHAEL BARCLAY.



You don't fuck me and my clients over like that, with that attitude. 


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 01:51:05 AM
Drew, a team has to make moves. I didn't have attitude I wanted to let you know what we were doing. Those guys are not getting traded anytime soon, after this year we can talk, players get let go all the time. I was making you aware.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 01:53:46 AM
(Eddie Hangs up with Drew)

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Darlene can you get me commissioner Wilkinson please
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:07:29 AM

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GM Phoenix, what can I do for you? 

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 02:29:06 AM
Good evening and I am sorry to bother you at this time but I was informed by your office that I would be heavily fined for having went over the max roster limit. Mr. Wilkinson I would like you to hear my case. As you are aware my time here in HIFL has been penalty free. I have done my due diligence and have not been penalized by your offices during my time here. As you know, the GM's in this league are burning the midnight oil preparing for another fantastic season. With that said I have been doing my best to bring the proud franchise of Orlando back to the top so I am always making moves. Now, last year I was a bit disorganized but managed to stay out of trouble because of a wonderful PR women I have. I decided to get a better filling systems and a few fax machines to better manage the happening within my office.

Now, as of 1:28 AM eastern standard time I was putting in two faxes to your office. The first was a release of two players E. Conti and J. Growler. I was also sending a fax about another two players, the re-positioning of H. Ham and Promotion of F. Purnell. I sent the release forms first and then the promotion. As you know, I have done a complete overhaul of our computer systems from our brand new sponsor Microsoft. It seems that all the kinks have not been worked out completely as our IT guys are working effortlessly to get this all ready for the new season. Mr. Wilkinson our systems are still being worked on and that seemed to cause this confusion with the faxes in the order that they were sent. If you look at the time stamp they were sent five minutes apart but in the wrong order that I originally sent them due to my system upgrades still being worked on. This error has come due to a hiccup in the new system and I plead that the 5MM dollar fine being imposed by your offices be lifted this one time or if at the very least for this year. Thank you Mr. Wilkinson and I hope you understand my position in this unique but stressing situation.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:34:30 AM

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GM Phoenix the league has a strict rule system in place in regards to roster and salary violations.  For the league to make an exception for your situation without having done the same for GM Gravedigger, GM Powers, or any other GM who has violated the roster parameters in the past would be something only Roger Goodell would do.

I am sorry, but the league's rulings are final, the penalties have been the same since the league was formed, so there will be no modifications at this time.  You are One roster space short for the remainder of the year and can have a maximum of 39 players, you have been fined $5MM this season and will face the same penalty next season, and you are currently 2.5MM over the salary cap and must clear that cap room before you are clear to continue.

As my assistant Jennifer said, you may use your next-offseason amnesty clause to remove a players entire salary from your books, but all other moves will still follow the league's release guidelines of 50% payout for the life of the deal, or you may seek a trade.

Please be more aware and careful in the future. 


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:34:57 AM
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...
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 02:39:44 AM
Mr. Adores, our new Microsoft system upgrades from our new sponsor Microsoft resulted in a hiccup sending out faxes. this will be taken care of. We are in prime position to make big moves and waves so I ask you to continue to trust me because I have not let you down yet sir. This will be handled. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 03:03:08 AM
 
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...I am not thrilled at all with the news of two of our best players wanting to be moved. 

Fix all of this and right the ship. Consider this strike one.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 03:11:10 AM
O.K Mr. Adores, will do, thank you for your patience in this matter and giving me the opportunity to handle this. I'll get to it right now

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Darlene can you get me Agent Drew

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Drew I apologize for the last hour, if it sounded like I hung up it's these new systems we have in place, everything is wifi and electronically connected Glass and Barclay are a huge part of Orlando's future. Their PR has made them a hit in the city they are the cogs. We have always had a great working relationship and I want to continue that. If I came off Brash I apologize but we have always been straight forward with each other and I was just giving you insight on my next moves with your client. If you let me, I can restructure the Glass contract so that he is making 14 million next season and 3 Million PR and Barclays contract so he is making 10 million next season with 3 million PR. Let's keep this relationship afloat and continue doing business.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 03:16:02 AM

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I want Conti re-signed, and I want those raises now.

If not, our stance does not change. 

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 03:27:02 AM
Ok Drew, if you want the raises now, I can do this, I can give them a 1 million dollar raise and 1 million dollar pr bump this year and then give them each 3 million dollar raises next year and 2 million dollar pr bumps next year and resign conti. How does that sound? I think that's a fair compromise. That means next year Glass will be making 16 mil and 4 mil in pr and Barclay will be making 11.5 mil and 5.5 mil pr
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 03:38:50 AM

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No No, I want the money you offed, I just want it now.

$14MM and $3MM PR for Glass, now.

$10MM and $3MM PR for Barclay, now.

...Or, you can move us to a team that won't rise up and keep pounding that red button.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 03:52:21 AM
OK Drew, I am giving permission to talk to GM Powers about possible trade for Barclay so I can adjust money so that I can re-sign Conti and keep Glass
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 03:57:40 AM
 

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Now we're talking...

Thanks.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 01:00:53 PM
Darlene can you tell me, now that I amnestied Carlson and accepted this deal with Gm Metroll, how much money do we have available to us. Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:27:17 PM
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We have one open roster space and 2.5MM in Salary.  Mr. Glass is expecting 2MM of that for his raise.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 04:17:43 PM
OK Darlene I have taken care of Glass, can you tell me how much PR money we have left.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 04:22:06 PM
 
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500K in salary and 2.25MM in PR and we are a WR short with one spot to fill.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 04:32:09 PM
Darlene can you get me Amber Molina please, thank you

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Ms. Molina I am almost embarrassed to call you with this, but I have come to realize with all we went through your client Stephen Green is best suited for WR and I would like to move him back to his original position WR.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 04:33:15 PM

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Oh wow, that is funny.

AMBER LAUGHS, UNCONTROLLABLY FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 04:51:19 PM
I deserved that, I'll leave him where he is, thank you Amber


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 04:58:20 PM

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You can move him, I don't care... It's just funny that this is what started all this bullshit for you and now you're going back to him being a wide receiver... we prefer playing WR anyways, it's just a riot!

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 05:05:58 PM
You're right, to much trouble started over this, my smooth off season went to hell when I messed this up with you. So, I'll keep him where he is unless I have no more options.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 05:14:04 PM

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Okay then...

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 05:54:44 PM
Darlene, can you get me Gregory Neal, thank you

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Neal, glad to see you. You have been a gamer since day 1, So I don't want any confusion about playing time. I want you and Rose on the field at the same time. So I am offering, if you are willing to move to CB, you'll be on the field with Alfred, Theodore and Sam. Imagine what you all can do. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 06:27:14 PM
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Would I be starting? seems like corner is pretty solid with Al and Theo, man.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 06:31:42 PM
Yes, you will be starting. I'll put it in.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 06:47:07 PM
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I can't wait to hear that you got fired... Deuces, bitch.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 07:02:23 PM
Darlene can you get me agent Drew
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Drew, I have done everything you asked for, now I am going to resign Conti as you requested and finally put a bow on this tremendous second half of the off season. Thanks for your patience and I apologize for what has transpired.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 07:06:26 PM

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Send the deal to the league office and consider our problems resolved.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 07:06:57 PM
Thank you.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 10:42:32 PM
Darlene can you get me CB Chris Robinson, thanks

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Chris, as you know we are loaded at CB and I know playing time will become an issue. This benefits you and the team to get you as much playing time as possible so I'm suggesting a move to FS. This takes you from 5th in the CB depth chart to 2nd in the free safety depth chart. This will help the team and this will also let you build on your resume that you can use when you become a free agent.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 10:56:25 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Chris Robinson.jpg)

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Oh god, this doesn't mean I'm being traded as soon as I leave the office, does it?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2016, 11:29:46 PM
Absolutely not Chris. You have my word.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 11:37:08 PM
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HA, that means about as much to me and the boys as those emails telling me a dead guy in Zaire left me 35MM and if I send him my social security number, DOB, and $5,000.00 I can claim it.

Later.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 24, 2016, 03:37:19 PM
QB 1   Kyle Aquino, QB 2 Brett Roe
RB 1   Alphonso Montes, RB 2 Terrance Williams, RB 3 Roberto Brandt
FB 1   Steve Robinson
TE 1   Shawn Simon, TE 2 Stephen Greene
WR 1   Xavier Best, WR 2 Mike Gorham , WR 3 Domenic Caron  (Slot), WR 4 Alphonso Stern, WR 5 Richard Taylor
---------------------------------O-Line-------------------------------------
G1   Deon Wentworth, G 2 Harold Gallegos
T1   Harold Womack, T2 Harry Ham, T3 Everett Conti
C1   John Tribble, C 2 Freddy Purnell
DE 1    Andrew Reyes, DE 2 Craig Newsome, DE 3 Gregorio Mitchell
DT 1 Brian Pino, DT 2 Jonathan Black
---------------------------------D-Line------------------------------------------------
LB 1 Steven Wright, LB 2 Patrick Frank, LB 3 Juan Harris, LB  4 Ryan Cochran
-------------------------D-Backs--------------------------------
CB 1   Alfred Glass, CB 2  Theodore Schumacher, CB 3 Alfred Maggard, CB 4 Joel Fleming
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SS 1   Kevin Daniels, SS 2   Matthew Knight
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FS 1   Sam Rose, FS 2   Chris Robinson
-----------------------------Special Teams--------
K   Charles Babcock
P   Antonio Jordan 
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Special Team
PR 1 Domenic Caron
PR 2 Chris Robinson
PR 3 Richard Taylor
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KR 1 Domenic Caron
KR 2 Chris Robinson
KR Richard Taylor


----------------------Strategy Game 1----------------------------
A. Backfield Strategy – Primary RB is Montes
B. Primary Receiver – Xavier Best
C. TE: Shawn Simon
D. Playing Time – Mostly Starters
----------------------Strategy Game 2----------------------------
A. Backfield Strategy – Primary RB is Williams/Brandt
B. Primary Receiver – Gorham/Caron
C. TE: Stephen Green
D. Playing Time –Second Stringers and back ups

Offense
Primary Offense Pass: Spread, Two TE, Shotgun, Pro Set
Primary Offense Run: I-Form, HB Counter, Single Back

Pass/Run  60/40
 
Defense:
Primary formation 3-4
Secondary: Coaches Decision

Tempo: Coaches Decision

BLITZ  Ratio 70%

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 12:01:11 AM
 
S7 PRESEASON

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PRESEASON AND ANY NEWS YOU WISH TO TOUCH ON
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 12:17:33 PM
 How’s everyone doing tonight? Let me ask a question, is anyone here happier than this guy to get the off-season over with? (Eddie smirks and takes a deep breath). Look, I hear a lot of rumblings once again about how bad things are. You guys have a knee jerk reaction to things. I have already seen the news, people saying our moral is low and our defense is worst than last year. Let me clear some things up. If moral is low it’s because of a few timing blunders on my part. There is a thin line between great and gruesome. I seem to live on that line.  There are a few in the locker room who feel a little unsafe, are worried about their future and the future of the organization as a whole. I understand, but everyone in that locker room should know I am committed to each one of them. A few players have departed in which I did not intend to depart with but things happen. In a perfect world I never send a fax 5 minutes late, I’m not fined and then have to make moves. But that only happens because I am always trying to do the very best that I can for ownership, the fans and most importantly the coaches. I am dedicated to team and at times my passion for success sometimes gets in the way of taking things slow, but in this league if you are slow to move you get left behind. Look, I absolutely guarantee no one else will be moved. So everyone can take a breath.

   Now let’s clear the air, I hear some say we are a worst defense than last year.  I’m hard pressed to see when you add Schumacher, Glass, Maggard and Wright, how did we get worst. Another knee jerk reaction to what I think was a pretty awesome off season. Our line backing core which was one of the best young cores in the league stood together. I truly believe in the talent of our strong safeties. Our offense got better when we acquired Montes and Williams to strengthen our running game. I signed Caron who already has a history with coach Bryce and looked amazing in the preseason and traded for Stern. Our Wide receiving core got better. Through the draft we got better by adding Greene and Gallegos. So, when I hear words like whirl wind off season, demoralizing, catastrophic I wonder why is everyone panicking. Despite the naysayers, and there will always be naysayers I believe we are still one of the most talented teams in this league. We still have an unbelievable coaching staff that I know will get these guys ready to play. If we get a few wins early, all the low moral will change. Winning cures all. All we have to do is go out there and win. I’m sure I believe in my coaches right now more that they believe in me and I created that, I’ll own it. But everything I do is so that Orlando Stampede can be the best.

Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 02:39:46 PM
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Gregory Neal says you flat out lied to him.  Says you offered him a starting job with Glass and Schumacher if he changed positions, and then traded him out of town before he could even leave the room...   

Do you worry about players not trusting you?
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 04:34:58 PM
I won't go to much into depth but my intentions were never to trade him.  I did tell him he would be out there with those men because again, I never intended on trading him, he was a victim of a cap situation I created. Was my timing bad? YES. Was there a lack of communication on my part? YES, and I regret how that entire situation played out. I have always been straight up with everyone, this Neal situation is the one blemish on my record of honesty with my players.

As far as "DO I worry about players not trusting me" Absolutely, last year those guys came together and and showed this league what a team looks like. Those guys in the back, on this team, if you are wearing a green and yellow Jersey, you are my family. Sometimes in a family things happen and it takes time to heal. I regret how the ending of the off season went, I truly do. The guys back there are one hell of a team and it makes me regretful of some things I did that created this mistrust. I hope in time we can get passed it and I hope they know I have their backs and the teams best interest at hand at all times. To the fans of Orlando, Mr. Adores and the coaches on this staff, I deeply apologize for what has transpired.

A piece of advice for all the GM's out there, "If you got a good thing going, shut off your phones, turn off your computers and go to bed!

Any more questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 09:23:02 PM
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Well, lets get to work son...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 09:45:37 PM
We definitely will coach Sanders, so when it comes to our offense, what positives did you take away from preseason and what should we be concerned about?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 09:59:31 PM
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The biggest concern is that the entire team is ready to lynch you in the damned street sonny.  Other than that though?  I thought Montes struggled early in our system, but we have great players on offense for Aquino to get the ball to.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 10:23:53 PM
Ok, then I'll do my best to stay out the way until things cool down. Who do you like at the number two WR Carson or Gorham?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 11:09:56 PM
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You mean Carson like Ben Carson?  I like that guy... Anyone who can separate conjoined twins is alright in my book son.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 11:17:14 PM
Sorry, had a hiccup, I meant Caron or Gorham?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 11:20:38 PM
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Caron, he's better and faster.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 11:25:34 PM
I was looking at these preseason games. RB Williams seems to have some legs, do you think he should be our 3rd down back and have Brandt the goal line or should Brandt be our goal line and Montes and Williams be our thunder and lightning?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 11:31:02 PM
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We can't set a 3rd down back, unless we run an exclusive formation on 3rd down only... but anyway, I don't care much for the run game, it's a passing world and RB's just get in the way of it..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2016, 11:50:03 PM
Ok, thank you for your input coach Sanders. I'll let you get down to business and I'll talk to the other coaches see how things are going after the preseason games.

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Darlene, if Coach Harry Bryce is available, can you please get him for me?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2016, 12:33:21 AM
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He declined.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 27, 2016, 10:49:27 AM
Ok, Understood. Darlene, Can you please call coach McKenzie in here please.

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Coach, I know our defense has been changed since your last report, so, when you see Rose, Glass and Schu on that field who do you see as the next best talent with them, preferably at that SS position; Flemming, Maggard or Daniels. we can play either one at that position to see how they do before even attempting to convert any of them.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2016, 11:18:31 PM
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  Hmm, not really sure. We've never tried any of the corners as safeties so it's hard to say, I don't think they can tackle well enough to play safety, so I'd say Daniels is the best bet.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 28, 2016, 06:21:00 AM
Thank you coach. I'll let you get back to work as I do some finalizing on my end.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2016, 12:04:53 PM
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  Sounds good boss.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2016, 10:52:32 AM
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on January 31, 2016, 11:13:31 PM
Great

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Darlene we are opening the season in Atlanta, can you just send out a memo that we will open the season wearing our new alternate uniforms. I'll get all my things together at my end and lock in within the next 24 hours if nothing else comes up, do I have any messages, does anyone want to talk to me before the season gets on it's way?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2016, 12:13:13 PM
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Everyone is on the bus, ready to go.  So whenever you're ready...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 01, 2016, 08:27:43 PM
Depth Charts
QB 1   Kyle Aquino, QB 2 Brett Roe
RB 1   Alphonso Montes, RB 2 Terrance Williams, RB 3 Roberto Brandt
FB 1   Steve Robinson
TE 1   Shawn Simon, TE 2 Stephen Greene
WR 1   Xavier Best, WR 3 Domenic Caron, WR 2 Mike Gorham,WR 4 Alphonso Stern, WR 5 Richard Taylor
---------------------------------O-Line-------------------------------------
G1   Deon Wentworth, G 2 Harold Gallegos
T1   Harold Womack, T3 Everett Conti, T2 Harry Ham
C1   John Tribble, C 2 Freddy Purnell
DE 1    Andrew Reyes, DE 2 Craig Newsome, DE 3 Gregorio Mitchell
DT 1 Brian Pino, DT 2 Jonathan Black
---------------------------------D-Line------------------------------------------------
LB 1 Steven Wright, LB 2 Patrick Frank, LB 3 Juan Harris, LB  4 Ryan Cochran
-------------------------D-Backs--------------------------------
CB 1   Alfred Glass, CB 2  Theodore Schumacher, CB 3 Alfred Maggard, CB 4 Joel Fleming
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SS 1   Kevin Daniels, SS 2   Matthew Knight
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FS 1   Sam Rose, FS 2   Chris Robinson
-----------------------------Special Teams--------
K   Charles Babcock
P   Antonio Jordan
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Special Team
PR 1 Domenic Caron
PR 2 Chris Robinson
PR 3 Richard Taylor
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KR 1 Domenic Caron
KR 2 Chris Robinson
KR Richard Taylor

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo:  Coaches Decision
-Pass/Run  60/40
-BLITZ  Ratio %65

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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2016, 08:07:21 PM
S7 WEEK 1 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME, YOUR WEEK AND ANY NEWS YOU WISH TO TOUCH ON
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 03, 2016, 05:41:44 PM
OK, were do I start, look. I'm a little surprised at this outcome. What I thought we were the best at got exposed this week. Our high powered offense got shut down for ten points and we gave up 30 points which included three TD's by air and a 185 yards on the ground.

(looks around and takes a deep breath)

Truth is, you all know the stats, you saw one team get dominated by the next I saw a team who was uneasy and I blame myself. We had an amazing preseason. Our coaches were in the drivers seat ready to roll and I made 1 to many moves and fractured the chemistry of this team early on. Imagine going out there in two-a-days near a man you are now calling your brother and you look and the man you thought was your captain is now shipped out right before the season. Not easy, I see 185 yards on the ground from a hole I created. You know when the team wins they get the credit and when we lose I'll be more than happy to take the blame. And this loss is on me. I just hope we can move past this this week. I will name a new defensive captain and defensive front seven captain. I wanted to see who would step up in the permanent absence of Barclay. Don't get me wrong, I saw some good things, our special teams looked fantastic. Wright, Frank and Rose looked great. Glass got his first pick of the season. Cochran started where he left off with a sack. There was some good and hopefully we can build off that. Once again our coaches did an amazing job. Coach Bryce did what he could, it's not easy to motivate 39 men at one shot and he does a great job really settling them down. I hope we can come together, for our fans and our coaches.

Any Questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2016, 07:25:49 PM
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Rumors continue to intensify as word leaks out that the wedge between the team and Coach Harry Bryce is getting deeper and deeper, are you concerned, or are these rumors untrue?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 03, 2016, 07:53:44 PM
I can't speak for Coach Bryce but I can tell you he is as passionate about this team and this game than I have ever seen even if he is peeved at me. I would be peeved at me also if my GM let me go through the preseason and then took away my best pass rusher. I know some of the players aren't happy with me after this past preseason. It's something we are going to have to get over or we will go under. Last season we came together under some strenuous circumstances. Though these circumstances are different they are still a hurdle we can clear together. As far as rumors circulating about Coach Bryce and the players, why would any of the players be angry at him?. There is no reason for them to be upset at him or him at them. Let them all focus on being pissed at me at least they are pissed at me together. I can take that and I'll accept it as long as they come to an agreement that I'm the reason everyone is angry. Now we need to go put these last three weeks to rest and start playing the type of football I know we can play. Like I said, this week I will name two new captains. Now, we are all men and we have to move forward if we want to make this a successful season.

Any more questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2016, 08:57:13 PM
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Any truth to the rumor that you are considering resigning your position due to the schism in the locker room?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 03, 2016, 10:57:59 PM
I am absolutely, not resigning!. Where you getting those rumors? I haven't heard them. Let me tell you guys something, those guys out there who played with this team last year know I only want the best for this team. Everything I do is to better this team. So now it's time to channel that determination, fortitude, fearlessness and tenacity they had last year and start playing at the level I know these men can play. It's time to start looking ahead to doing what we do best, and that's shutting up the critics. Winning cures the sick, stops the rumors and strokes the ego, all we have to do is win.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 12:24:10 AM
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Well son, we're in a bad way...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 06:35:45 AM
Coach, let me know what you saw, what is the main problem the guys are having. I mean, they're playing the sport they love, they're getting paid, seriously...ok I made a few mistakes but they still have more than a hand full of pro bowlers and most of those guys got what they wanted in the off season, what is everyone in a fuss about? WHat is the problem?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 11:33:40 AM
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I'm not your shrink son, I'm an offensive coordinator.  The team clearly has a problem and Coach Bryce is just going through the motions.  Something has got to give. His bad attitude is only making the players less focused.  The Head Coach is the motivator, if he's not motivating, the team is uninspired. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 12:02:49 PM
Thanks coach, That was actually very helpful. I'll get to work

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Darlene can you can me coach McKenzie

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Coach, I am going to name a defensive captain and front seven captain. From what you have seen, who can best serve the team as captain. I was thinking Glass as Defensive Captain and Frank as Front Seven Captain. Is there someone different who the team can benefit from their leadership.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 12:10:45 PM
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Frank is a great leader, he'd be a great choice... and as good as Glass is as a player, he's not really a guy who wants to be the captain.   Sam Rose has the best leadership abilities on our entire defense believe it or not.  So if we don't mind naming a young captain, he'd be a great choice..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 12:47:49 PM
Thank you coach and I must add for everything that has went on, yourself and coach Sanders have really held it together and been very professional. Thank you for your dedication to this team, you input and leadership is valuable and well appreciated.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 02:16:07 PM
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Just trying to do my part..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 03:52:30 PM
Great, thanks coach, Ill let you get back to work.

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Darlene can you get me Sam Rose

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Sam, After speaking to coach McKenzie he and I both agree that you are the man to lead this defense as the new Defensive captain. He raves about your leadership and I agree.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 04:28:46 PM
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Awesome, should I tell Alfred that he's losing his "C" or are you going to do it?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 05:07:38 PM
Rose, you are taking the place of Barclay's captain spot who was both front seven and defensive Captain, Glass is the secondary captain. You will be the overall defensive captain and I will appoint a front seven captain next.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 05:30:14 PM
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...I get what you're saying, but it doesn't work that way man.  One of the position captains is also the overall defensive captain.  So for me to be cap, I gotta be position group captain too, you see?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 05:38:01 PM
Ok, then I do plan to make you captain and I don't want to make anyone else upset, So let me speak with Glass before I make a final decision. I was under the impression I could have three defensive captains. So let me talk to Glass and I'll get back to you, is that cool. You understand right? When I thought I could have three you were my number one to replace Barclay but since there is only two I don't want to piss anyone else off.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 05:42:08 PM
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...I got you man. It's cool.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 06:08:37 PM
Thank you Rose, every time we talk I get even more elated that you are on this team.

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Darlene can you call in Glass, thank you

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Alfred, listen, Great performance out there this past week. I was talking to the coaches about focus and leadership and all that stuff and one of the coaches said something very interesting, they said that you are so focused out there that it almost seems as if though you are on your own island. Just you and your target and that is why I brought you in. I was talking to the coaches and I am wondering, I made you defensive backs captain but would you be better of not having that pressure or responsibility and just going out there and focusing on one job. You are one of the best DB's in the league and I want you to be at full speed, so if you feel comfortable would you be oppose to me making another DB captain so that way you can focus on you and only you?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 06:20:45 PM
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Yeah man, I've never really liked wearing the captain patch.. having to do coin tosses, being asked all the questions.. It's like, "Just because I'm the best, doesn't mean I want to be the guy everyone bugs about how they line up, or what the play call is..." I'd love to give it up.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 07:31:17 PM
Thank you Glass, not only one of the best on the field but one hell of a team mate, thank you, I'll let you get back to doing what you do best and I'll keep working on my end

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Darlene, call Rose back in please

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Sam, it's official buddy, You are our new defensive back and defensive captain.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 08:45:15 PM
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Cool man, that's great.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 08:54:40 PM
Great man, glad that went smoothly. I know you will make a great captain, I'll let you get back to business.

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Darlene can you get me Patrick Frank

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Patrick, I wanted to let you know personally. Between what you have done last year and the momentum you have coming into this year you have really raised the some eyebrows. Since the departure of Barclay myself and your coaches have been looking to name a new front seven Captain and I can't see no one better in that role than you. Coach McKenzie loves your leadership and play as do I. So, congratulations, you are our new front seven captain.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 09:27:27 PM
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Sweet.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 09:41:42 PM
I'm glad you think so because we definitely do. I'll let you get back to business while I conduct some of my own.

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Darlene can you get me Kyle Aquino

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Kyle, I saw you come get a little banged up and come off the field and wanted to know how you are feeling?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 09:50:09 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Kyle Aquino.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


I'm fine, had some pain, but I'm fine.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2016, 10:04:15 PM
(Eddie closes the door and locks it)

I need to ask you something and it has to stay between us, can I count on you to keep it between us?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2016, 09:24:40 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Kyle Aquino.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


...is that a fucking boner?  ...What the fuck man!? 


GET AWAY FROM ME!


HELP!



RAPE!


RAPE!



RAAAAAAAAAAAAPE!

 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2016, 09:38:39 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/SecurityBob.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



SECURITY BOB BURSTS THROUGH THE LOCKED DOOR LIKE THE KOOL-AID MAN!




EVERYONE ON THE FUCKING GROUND RIGHT NOW!!!!!
 


KYLE DROPS TO THE FLOOR, HANDS IN THE AIR, SECURITY BOB POINTS HIS WEAPON AT GM PHOENIX, WONDERING WHY HE HAS AN ERECTION!


ON THE GROUND HARD-ON!  I'M WATCHING YOU!!!!
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 05, 2016, 11:03:11 AM
What the hell is going on Kyle, I locked the door because I had to ask you a private question about the team.

(Eddie looks at security)

The door is locked for a reason. can I have a private conversation with the quarterback of my team without interruption?

(Eddie reaches slowly into his pocket)

It's not a boner, I haven't had time for lunch,

(Eddie pulls out a banana and a granola bar)

I stuffed a banana and granola bar in my pocket, I didn't know that was illegal. Seriously like enough stupid shit hasn't happened and now this. You may leave Security, all is well.

Kyle, what the hell man. Get up

(Eddie waits for the security to leave heavily annoyed)
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2016, 02:34:45 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/SecurityBob.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)



WELL I AM GOING TO HAVE TO LOG THIS INTO EVIDENCE!!!!
 


SECURITY BOB TAKES YOUR BANANA, UNPEALING IT ON HIS WAY OUT OF THE ROOM

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2016, 02:35:25 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Kyle Aquino.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Man, I don't like this covert ops, lock doors, prison rape shit... What you want?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 05, 2016, 04:43:15 PM
I wanted to ask you, I saw the game this past week. It seemed like their was a disconnect between the coach and the team. You are our quarterback so I am asking you, what was going on out there?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2016, 07:32:57 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Kyle Aquino.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Coach Bryce is not acting like his normal self... he seems very checked out. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 06, 2016, 12:02:10 AM
Ok, that is what I thought. Thanks Kyle. I'll let you get back to work and I'll work things out on my end
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2016, 01:10:43 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Kyle Aquino.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Okay.. please never lock me in this room again.. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 06, 2016, 11:12:33 AM
You got it, Thank you for your input. I'll let you get back to work as I take care of this last but of duty.

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Darlene I got one more thing on the agenda before I lock-in, can you get me all the coaches, thank you.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2016, 11:34:25 AM
YOUR COORDINATORS ARRIVE
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 06, 2016, 12:06:51 PM
Gentlemen, I want to thank you for sticking by me during this uneasy time. I am looking towards the future of this team. Coach Sanders and McKenzie, you gentlemen were part of what made this team tick last season. You took a bunch of players no one gave a chance to and brought us one game from a playoff. That was you guys. You did that. Your gumption kept their heads up and you kept them believing in themselves. This is a very young season and I know from my heart we can turn this funk around and get that SWAGGER  back. Those guys need you gentlemen more than ever to get get them to believe in themselves again and I know you can. I don't believe there is a better coaching staff in this league than what I am looking at right now. Thank you gentlemen, let's go out there and play like the STAMPEDE know how to play.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2016, 09:12:43 PM
COACHES LOOK MOTIVATED AND READY TO GO TO WORK
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 06, 2016, 11:49:55 PM
Depth Chart Changes

PR 1 Domenic Caron
PR 2 Alfred Maggard
PR 3 Alphonso Stern
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KR 1 Domenic Caron
KR 2 Alfred Maggard
KR 3 Alphonso Stern

----WR------
WR 2 Domenic Caron, WR 3 Mike Gorham

-----CB------
CB 3 Joel Fleming, CB 4 Alfred Maggard

------RB----
Make Brandt number #2 RB on goal line formations

Primary Offense on passing plays
1)   Spread
2)   Run and Shoot
3)   Two TE
Primary Offense on running plays
1)   Pro-set
2)   I-formation
3)   Power
Primary Defense
1)   3-4 Cover 2
2)   3-4 Man

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo:  Fast
-Pass/Run  70/30
-BLITZ  Ratio 40%

Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2016, 10:15:11 PM
S7 WEEK 2 RESULTS

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME AND YOUR NEXT OPPONENT
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2016, 09:31:19 AM
Wow, what can I say, we got our butts kicked. I'm lost for words because I really feel horrible for the guys I the back. It's a shame that coach Bryce couldn't get passed some changes and lead this team but we must do what we have always done, "OVERCOME"  I won't go on about why we lost, when you get blanked out, it's obvious why we lost, no offense. When you get less than 100 yards on the ground and less than 200 yards by air with no TD's and compact that with us not being able to stop the opponents ground game, it's nearly impossible to win. If you can't control the tempo or the clock you can't win. In any battle, no matter how many soldiers are on the field or how many guns you have, if you have no leader, you have already lost the battle. And this team didn't have a leader. Coach Sanders, Mcfadden and McKenzie really tried their tails off to get them going but Coach Bryce was their leader. I think this is the lowest we have been in my tenure here. I promise the city of Orlando to get this team back on their feet. Owner Adores has put all his faith in me and I will not let this team down, these fans down and most importantly, I will not let Mr. Adores down.

(Sips his water)

As far as next week is concerned, we are finally home for our home opener. We have Alabama coming in, a team we played very hard against last season. Now this season, looks like they have a really balanced attack. Now, I don't want to give too much away but Next week, our troops will be lead by a new leader that will restore hope to this team. I hope we are able to buckle down and give the fans something to cheer about.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2016, 10:24:08 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Media/Jones.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/presspass.png)


Is the team going to promote from within, or are you going outside to hire a new head coach?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2016, 10:29:11 AM
I'm going to review some things, it can go either way. We have some great coaches on board already but this could be a situation where our coaches are doing such a great job I might not want to upset a particular side of our team. The offense loves Sanders, the defense loves Mckenzie. Everyone likes having McFadden aboard. So right now it's hard to say, I don't want to put to much out there, you guys are going to have to wait and see but I will get this situated quickly. I have to look at all options. Obviously we thought we already had the coach of our future. Right now, a lot of guys are on pins and needles and the next guy I bring in can either completely sink us or pull us out of this funk and get this team playing up to their potential. This is a really delicate time for us.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2016, 10:46:41 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Media/LeBatard.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/presspass.png)


How much pressure is there to get this hire right?  Do you feel your seat getting hotter as the team continues to struggle after coming into the year with high expectations?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2016, 11:02:14 AM
Listen, I am the hardest critic I have of myself. When ever you are in a position where you have built a fan base, acquired sponsors, put together a defense some were calling championship type defenses and you get toasted the first two games, yeah, there is pressure but none greater than I already put on myself. I want to succeed, and I want this team to succeed so bad I can't describe it. So, yes, this next hire is me going all in with a pair of fives. There is no more room for failure. Mr. Adores wants ten wins, these fans want playoffs, even some of the radio heads at preseason changed their tune and called us division winners. I think expectations for us has dramatically risen since last year, it's my job now to either bring us the Nail or the Crown. My next move will determine our future going forward and that is why I must really go with my gut on this one.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2016, 09:35:51 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Darlene.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


We have no head coach, so we should probably hire one.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2016, 11:06:30 PM
Darlene you are correct, can you contact Metro Buyers from Oklahoma City for me please.

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Mr. Buyers, I know you currently coach in the APL, and I know you weren't expecting this but the Orlando Stampede are looking for a head coach and I am ready to give you the wheel here in Orlando. I have seen what you have been doing in the APL and I think here in the HIFL, you would become legendary, and considering, we already have a super talented team that needs a leader. I see a match. If you are willing to leave the APL you would be walking into a situation that already has Pro Bowlers up and down the roster, a defense that can carry this team on it's own and an offense that was one of the top 3 offenses last season without a running game and now we have a premiere back in Alphonso Montes. We have a wonderful Coordinator staff and a great sponsorship already at hand. You say yes and you get a team ready to live up to their potential with the right leader, a leader like yourself. You will take the lead and I will get out the way. You will have full control. I believe you are the man to lead this team going forward and get us on the right track. 

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2016, 11:11:40 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/okc1.png)


Full Control? ...How much salary are we talking?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2016, 11:37:47 PM
I can give you 6 million this year and I can bump it up to 8 million next year. We can make it a 2 year deal and call it done. And yes Full control, that means everything from depth charts to game management would be under your control.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2016, 12:55:01 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/okc1.png)


Let's do the one year deal at $6MM, I don't want to commit to $8MM for next season right now.  I'd actually like to think I am worth more than that.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 14, 2016, 12:57:38 PM
Consider it done, we are happy to have you aboard.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 14, 2016, 01:46:50 PM
I just sent the papers to the office and confirmed everything, I'll let you get settled into your new confines and meet your coordinators. I'm sure the players will finally start to rest easy knowing they have a leader on board who wants to win.



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2016, 05:29:31 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Sounds good, I'll get to know the team and the facilities, and start implementing my gameplan.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 15, 2016, 08:42:25 AM
Coach before you leave, do you have any interest in adding some players to the extra training schedule. I ask because we have given up close to 400 yards on the ground the last two games and I was thinking maybe that D-line can you little extra position training and film study.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 01:58:30 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Lets see how they handle my training schedule first, then you can add on if you want.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 15, 2016, 03:15:28 PM
Understood coach, I'll let you get back to work.

----

Darlene if anyone has any questions, let me know, other than that I'll be getting things done on my end.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 03:27:10 PM
THERE IS NO LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING TO SPEAK WITH YOU
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 15, 2016, 04:48:37 PM
(Phoenix walks into the Locker room)

Gentlemen, we are home, we have a new leader and once again a group of people who say we can't. I don't see that as a negative, I see that as Opportunity. An opportunity to once again prove the naysayers wrong. It's time to play.
-----


-Player Rotation: Coach Decision
-Depth Chart: Coach Decision
-Tempo:  Coach Decision
-Pass/Run  Coach Decision
-BLITZ  Coach Decision


LOCK IN

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2016, 12:32:32 PM
S7 WEEK 3 RESULTS

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME AND YOUR NEXT OPPONENT, AND NOW YOU SEE YOUR TEAM FINISHING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE SEASON.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2016, 12:00:44 AM
Well, I think we played better than we have all season. I saw some good things from guys who are now being utilized differently under coach Metro's game plan. I saw the ball spread around nicely but there are some things to correct. First, you never like to lose the hoe opener, it sends a bad message to the home fans but I hope that they see their team is in good hands with coach Metro. Now, some thing about the game we need to take a look at. We gave the ball up late in the game for a pick 6 that was the difference. It's what plagued us last year. Also, We have to get to the Qb better, but I believe that will all be corrected sooner than later. You know as motivated as those guys looked out there, it's hard to really sink your teeth into a new system in such a short time span and win a big game. But, these guys did the best they could out there. They played as motivated as I have seen them all year. When I get back, myself and coach Metro will sit down and hash out a some things. I know he's going to want to get guys in some extra work out sessions. Maybe we move a guy around in order to generate some sacks. We'll see when I get back with Coach. Other than that, I mean we are 0-3. I don't think anyone in this room, anyone watching us play and defiantly anyone in that locker room would have thought we would be 0-3 to start the season. But you know what, at 0-3, I feel that we have just started. I feel motivated and I feel like we might have another special season in store for the fans. Now that we have this week under our belts I don't see why we can't end the first quarter of the season 1-3 and start a new era in Orlando football.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2016, 09:26:29 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Media/Davis.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/presspass.png)


What did you make of Coach Buyers' so called abrasive personality?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 26, 2016, 10:44:34 PM
I didn't think it was abrasive at all. I like a straight shooter. I like a straight forward person. People who hide their emotions and then pout and run away when things get though have never been my type of people, so coach Buyers is a breath of fresh air. I love his approach. I love his demeanor.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2016, 10:51:05 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


So, I was thinking, it would benefit us to make some big changes around here.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2016, 09:44:54 AM
Speak to me, what are you thinking coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 10:17:12 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


I'm not a fan of Leo Saunders, he's too old and set in his ways. 

I'm not sold on Kyle Aquino, he's garbage. 

We lack a true number one receiver, Xavier is definitely more of a #2 kind of guy in my book. 

...and on defense we need real defensive ends and tackles.  What we have right now is a joke..


I know we can't change it all at once, but we need to make corrections and moves when and where we can.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2016, 11:52:41 AM
Well, that is a lot to take in, I understand all points. I understand the issue with Sanders but he had made us one of the top offenses last year with less pieces on offense so to change our entire offense I would have to be sold on two things,
*your long term commitment to the Stampede
.

*I would also need some info on a reasonable replacement

Right now we do not have the PR room to add another coach and I do not see Coach Sanders willingly stepping down to help us save money, so that would be tricky. Kyle's play has been questionable and I am surprised considering how well he did last year.

*I am thinking we should try Steven Wright at DE the way I moved Barclay last year to see if we can generate some sacks.

So I have a suggestion, I would be willing to start making some of these moves sooner than later but in order to make a drastic change at QB and our coaching staff I would like a longer commitment from you coach Buyers. These are drastic changes that might not payoff right away and will either sink me or save me and I would like to see you move, I would like to see US move forward together reap the fruits of our labor as a team.

*Would you be willing to extend your contract. I know you wanted to test the market next year but I can keep you at your current salary and raise it to 10 million next year in order for these drastic changes to happen.


*I will inquire about a QB replacement from some teams. I will try and generate some interest for one of our CB's to bring in a legit Sack machine .

Nothing can be promised as I have to really navigate through these request with Fred Astaire type grace, I don't do grace well so bare with me.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 05:33:25 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


I see where you are coming from, we will work on this more later then, I will work with what I have and later in the season we can come back to the table for contract talks, I have a short list of coaches I'd be happy with as offensive coordinator, and I suggest we comb through the quarterback prospects in the draft to find our franchise QB, then we can look to grab a free agent as a stopgap while he is groomed.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2016, 07:02:59 PM
Sounds good coach. I'm going to open some talks with some teams about possibly acquiring some sacks and maybe another QB. I'm thinking, let's move Wright to DE like I did with Barclay to see if we can get some sacks. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 07:09:09 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


I don't know how that would go over, he's a great open-space tackler, but he only has 3 career sacks..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2016, 09:02:39 PM
I say, let's try him one game, see what we get while I try and get a player to do that job. Who would you like to give extra work out time too?.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 09:05:20 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


The entire team is working pretty hard under my new regiment.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2016, 09:32:06 PM
Great, how about that list of coaches you would like as an OC, can you name a few?



Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 10:18:25 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Not until their is an opening... I'm not tipping my hand.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2016, 12:33:35 AM
Well as you know we have three other coaches. I think coach Sanders has done a god job despite what we have been through, how about if I promote him to assistant coach and let go of coach Mcfadden. Would you be O.K with Sanders as your assistant coach? This way we free up an OC spot. He has a very good rapport with some of our players that I feel is important to help them transition.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2016, 09:45:14 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


If you see moving from coordinator to an assistant as a promotion... oh man.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2016, 09:55:52 AM
You know what, if you want a new OC, I can make it happen. Leave it up to me. 

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2016, 10:08:01 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Alright.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2016, 10:10:21 AM
I'll let you get back to work, let me move some things around and I'll get back to you before I lock in.

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Darlene, can you tell me how much PR budget we have left.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2016, 10:40:45 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


Seven-hundred and Fifty Thousand dollars.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2016, 06:11:59 PM
Darlene can you get me coach Buyers

------

Coach I am about to make the move to allow us to bring in the OC of your choice. One question, is the OC or OC's you are interested in available at this moment?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 09:01:07 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/orl1.png)


all three of my top choices are employed, but if you have the money, I'm confident any of them will be making the move to Orlando immediately.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 29, 2016, 12:08:38 PM
Excellent. I trust in you and if this is what you truly believe will make the difference and turn this ship around then let's move forward on it. Once I finalize these releases please email me and text me in private the names of guys you want from top guy on down. Thanks Coach.


Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 01:49:35 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Metro Buyers.jpg)

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Let's just take it from the top, I want a former player of mine from college, back when I first got my start I coached at Howard University.. See if you can get Dan Rhodes to leave the APL and come be my coordinator.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 29, 2016, 03:18:21 PM
Ok, let me get started

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Darlene can you get me OC Dan Rhodes of the Miami Killer Whales in the APL

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Mr. Rhodes, it's a pleasure to talk to you. I wanted to let you know that a former coach of yours, Mr. Metro Buyers has requested that I contact you to see if you would like to coach in the HIFL and become his new Offensive coordinator here in Orlando. He too has left the APL to come and make his mark on the HIFL. He has made you number one on his list and we are ready to go all in. We have an offense that ranked among the best last season and that was without a running game. We now have a premiere receiving corps, a stud TE and a work horse running back. So, we are looking for someone who can utilize the talent we have and make us one of the most feared offenses in the game once again and that person, coach Metro buyers tells us is you. I have 4 million on the table, that is more than my last OC was making. That is how much coach Buyers and myself believe in you. we can do 1 year or multiple?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 09:38:34 PM
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You know, I got a feeling that the APL is in a bad way... I'm happy to leave and join the league I helped make famous.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on February 29, 2016, 11:05:30 PM
Awesome, then it's a deal, coach Buyers will be thrilled and I think we are about to turn this around in a good way. Would you prefer one year or two?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 01, 2016, 08:33:02 AM
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One right now, but after the season I'd be interested in extending, if all goes well.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 01, 2016, 11:51:22 AM
Great,  I will get that paperwork in A.S.A.P
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 01, 2016, 03:35:40 PM
Darlene can you get me coach Buyers, thank you

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Coach, I took care of one of your major issues and set you up nicely with a new OC. I am still trying to acquire another QB. That will take a bit more time but I think I can work it within the week. I have already contacted a GM and shown some interest so let's see where this goes in the next 48 hours. Now, I still believe in Kyle and feel a more balanced approach might help him. I think Xavier just needs the right system. Last year he was the number 2 guy who played like a number 1 in a spread system. Now being the number one guy in that same system hurt him, this new offense might help him shine. So i need to know, if I could make one more move, what is of greater importance at the moment. A DE, WR or QB.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 01, 2016, 09:18:06 PM
 
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Defensive line help is the most important, QB and WR we have stopgaps if nothing else, we have nothing on the defensive line.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 01, 2016, 10:26:35 PM
On it coach, that might be a bit more difficult, but like I said, give me 48 hours to see what I can do.

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Darlene, can you tell me how much salary cap space I have left
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2016, 09:25:17 AM
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Write this down and don't forget it... 500K.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2016, 01:37:24 PM
Great, I wrote it down. Thanks, Darlene, can you get me the agent to DE Reggie Olson if he's available please.

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I am interested in making space and signing your client Reggie Olson but I only have 1 million to offer. We have a new coach, a new system and and new outlook that I think your client can thrive under to show everyone he still has a lot left in the tank. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2016, 08:17:45 PM
DARLENE HAS NO IDEA WHO THE AGENT IS, SO SHE CONNECTS YOU TO A 900 NUMBER SEX HOTLINE...

YOUR WORDS STIR NO EMOTIONS, BUT YOUR OFFER TO PAY THE "LADY" ON THE PHONE $1MM HAS "HER" VERY MOIST.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2016, 09:29:30 PM
(Eddie Hangs Up)
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Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2016, 10:02:38 PM
Darlene, if I am correct, I am holding the league free agent list in my hands and it says that AC is DE Reggie Olson's agent, if this is correct can you please contact him for me regarding Reggie Olson, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2016, 10:07:55 PM
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GM Phoenix, How ya doin?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2016, 10:52:48 PM
How are you tonight,...I am going to get down to brass tax. I am interested in making space and signing your client Reggie Olson. I can offer 1.5 million. We have a new coach, a new system and and new outlook that I think your client can thrive under to show everyone he still has a lot left in the tank. What do you say I? I can do a one year deal, see if he comes in, plays big and lands a big contract in the off season or give him 2 years for security?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2016, 10:57:42 PM

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2 years at 1.5MM, we'll sign that.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2016, 06:38:50 AM
Done

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Darlene can you get me coach Mckenzie

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Coach, I wanted to ask you, since we have new leadership, a new offensive scheme we can try a new defensive scheme . I know we have a gash at D-line help but I went out and got us, hopefully a band aid by signing Reggie Olson who had nine sacks last season. Some thoughts...


*I think we can try Wright at DE like we did Barclay last season and see what we get.

*What do you think about trying Maggard at SS to get his talent on the field?

*Who needs extra week
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2016, 02:02:25 PM
I'm sorry, I had a hiccup, I meant to ask who do you think needs extra work this week.?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2016, 08:57:45 PM
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I've told you how I feel about that, we don't need any extra training, I have this under control.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2016, 09:38:58 PM
Sorry coach, didn't mean anything by it, just one of those things in conversation as your going through a list. I trust you guys. I hope Reggie Olson helps patch up the D-Line
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2016, 09:46:23 PM
 
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I expect him to help us, I like the signing.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2016, 10:43:23 PM
Great, I'll let you get to work

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Darlene can you get me DE Reggie Olson, thank you

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Reggie, We are happy to have you, we hope you are adjusting. Coach Buyers said we needed talent at the DE position and likes that you were the one we signed.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2016, 11:00:56 PM
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I like just got here, no way I'm adjusting yet big dog.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2016, 11:47:03 PM
I hear you, we are excited to have you and are lucky to have you. When coach told me "We need D-line help, We need sacks" I looked at who was available and I saw your name come up with the the nice year you had last year, I was speechless, I knew I had to get you in here. Can't wait to see you out on the field.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 06, 2016, 03:17:39 PM
Ok, see ya out there

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Darlene can you get me Coach McKenzie please

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Coach, I am thinking we should start CB Maggard at SS to get all our weapons out on the field at the same time. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2016, 08:46:58 PM
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...We could try it and hope he's got some idea of how to play the position.
     
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2016, 12:30:17 PM
autolocked to advance
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2016, 11:39:47 PM
S7 WEEK 4 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME AND YOUR NEXT OPPONENT, YOUR TEAMS NEWS, AND YOUR FIRST QUARTER OF THE SEASON
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 14, 2016, 12:53:59 PM
Alright, let's get down to brass tax. We got our asses handed to us for the fourth straight game. You know, in the beginning I felt responsible for what we went through. I made last minute changes, disrupted our line, I get it. Last game I understand, we had a new coach, a lot of guys really bought into our old coaches philosophy so getting used to a new one takes time. But this game. I have no clue what happened. I hear the rumblings about Wright wasn't happy with the move. It was one game. See when things aren't going well, it's easy to talk next season, free agency and your plans for next year but it was one game. I thought I could strike gold like I did with Barclay last year, obviously it didn't work so we move on. Now, You would think in a more balanced offensive attack that there would be less mistakes but let's look at the facts. We are throwing interceptions and our failing to throw over 250 yards, our 0-line is giving up sacks and our d-line is not producing any. Our kicker is missing extra points and our world class all star defensive backfield is giving up more points than anyone could have predicted. Yet we are only in game four and still have time to turn it around. When you have twelve games left, there is no reason why we can't put together a streak and play like we know we can. I'm going to step away and let the coaches make all the decisions. Wright and Maggard will go back to their natural positions.

(Sips his water)

Guys need to stop pouting and start pounding. Stop looking for excuses and start looking to make big plays. 0-4 is unacceptable for the team we have put together. Some say I have more talent than last year, but I question how much heart we have because last year, that Orlando team was all heart and guts. We still don't know what this team is but I know what we are not. We are not quitters, we are not cry babies so it's time to lace them cleats up and prove it. These guys have not played to their god given talent all year. If guys are thinking about bolting next year no one will sign any player that doesn't show heart and tenacity during adversity. No one wants players who check out when things get tough. So if there are guys who are already looking for their next team next season, they better starter putting together one hell of a season now.

(Sips water and looks around angered but motivated)

I tell you, winning cures all problems. We are 0-4, we can easily turn this around and go 4-0. As far as our next opponent. It doesn't matter who is out there, if we go into that game playing like we have been playing we will lose. it doesn't matter who we play, they will beat us if we go out there with our head in our asses. So, as far as how I feel about the first quarter, there you have it. When you have talent like this team has there is no reason we shouldn't have a few wins. A few problems off the field, some coaching changes shouldn't take a guy making millions of dollars a year and make him obsolete. Talent is talent regardless of everything else. I'm stepping back so eliminate the excuses. So, I am officially calling out the guys in the back, it's time to start playing like we know how.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 06:17:00 PM
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With your season not going as planned and several players on your team being coveted around the league, at what point do you see the season as a loss, and start a fire sale?  Montes, Wright, Glass, Schumacher, and Daniels are all players that could help a contender and likely net you players and/or draft picks in return.    
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 14, 2016, 07:52:21 PM
I'm not thinking about that. A fire sale isn't even in my  vocabulary right now and talking or thinking about it doesn't help us. Last time I looked 0-4 didn't mean the season was over. If we recall we were 1-3 last season and came a game away from the playoffs. All we have to do is see how these guys respond. Are we going to step up and start digging our way out or lay down and keep digging ourselves deeper. So, honestly, that hasn't even crossed my mind. I am here to win. I brought in a great coach in Buyers, I got a new OC. The time is now. If these guys want to win and show the league who they are they need to step up and put their personal feelings towards me aside and realize they are playing for much more than just me. They are playing for the fans, the coaches, Mr. Adores who has allowed me to pay these guys like they the millions that they are getting paid and most importantly, they need to play for their own legacy. Their own careers. How do they want their current and future fans and employers to see them. A loser isn't someone who losses, a loser is someone who accepts losing. So now we find out who we are. Are we a team who has lost a few games or are we a team that has accepted losing. I still see the most talented team in the league out there so now it's up to them.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 10:56:36 PM
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Well that Wright to defensive end thing sure went over well...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 15, 2016, 12:12:43 AM
It was worth a try just to see what we could get from him. Going forward you make all the calls, That includes putting Maggard back st Cb and Wright back at LB. As far as the rest go, I am going to try and stay away from decisions the rest of the way. I need you to get these men motivated, so I'll stay out your way.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 12:46:47 PM
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Good.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 15, 2016, 08:36:01 PM
OK Coach, I'll let you get started

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Darlene can you get me Kyle Aquino please

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Kyle, this team needs you. This offense needs you to play like you did last year. You were one of the best QB's in the league last year. I still believe that to be true but they have forgotten. This team needs the offense to get going, they need you to light it up.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 09:16:56 PM
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Sounds like you're blaming me for this team sucking, It is not my fault.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 15, 2016, 10:11:57 PM
Not blaming you, It starts at the top and I take blame for the coaching mess earlier on. We have had a part in this hole we dug ourselves in but now we have a exceptional coach, an equally talented OC and all the talent a QB could ask for so all I'm saying is, it time to get this show on the road. I saw you play like a beast last year thus why you are here now and a richer man. All I am saying is this team needs it's leader. Your the maestro Kyle.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 10:29:39 PM
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Mhmmm, I see..
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 15, 2016, 10:55:53 PM
OK Kyle, you know what to do. Find that magic you had with Simon and Best last season and make it happen. I don't have to tell you what to do, you are a much better QB than I could ever hope to be so I know you got this under control. I'll let you get back to work.

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Darlene can you get me Simon and Best please
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Gentlemen, I called you in here because as you know we are struggling on both ends of the ball. But it's the offense I look too, it's the offense that carried us last year. We have a talented defense that I know will find their way but I am here to talk offense. This team needs you guys to once again shine. You both are still the corner stones of this passing game. I still believe that you guys are the best 1-2 receiving tandem in the league but too many folks have forgotten who Shawn Simon and Xavier Best are. Let's make them remember.





Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 11:03:22 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Shawn Simon.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Xavier Best.jpg)

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We need a better guy throwing us the ball...
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 15, 2016, 11:22:11 PM
So I've heard. I mean, after last season I thought and still think Aquino got it in him. I don't know what is going on. So tell me, at this junction, getting a guy you think would be that guy might be damn near impossible. So is it a new guy or a better guy. We have a guy on the bench, Brett Roe, how do you feel about him because right now, that guy you guys talk about might not exist in the open market. But, there is a guy I am hearing is available. 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 16, 2016, 06:08:39 PM
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We need a better guy throwing us the ball, we don't have that guy on our roster.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2016, 06:40:15 AM
Understood, I'll see what I can do for you gentlemen. I'll let you get back to work.

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Darlene, I've checked all my list, it seems like RB Raymundo McCormack is available,if he is, can you get me his agent David Ames, thank you

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Mr. Ames, if your client Raymundo McCormack is available I am interested in signing your client Raymundo McCormack for the remainder of the year for 1 million dollars, sound good?
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2016, 10:58:26 AM
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We are interested in coming over, but we're currently signed in the APL with the Texas Minutemen.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2016, 11:56:17 AM
Ok, since I got you on the line, what about Schuler or Villarreal, are they available? If so who? and would they ink a one year 1 million dollar deal. I only need one of them?

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2016, 07:49:06 PM
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For that, consider Charles Schuler a member of the Stampede.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2016, 09:08:39 PM
it's a deal, I'll start finalizing the paper work. Thanks Ames



 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2016, 09:24:22 PM
Darlene can you get me coach Buyers

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Coach, I got us a QB. I had to let go of Aquino to do it but I figured yourself and our receiving corps were saying the same thing "We need a new qb" I am guessing you are probably going to want to give the new QB some extra work this week before I lock in. We also have a bit of money for later if we need to grab someone off free agency. I hope I solved the problem. I believe Patton will be good for us. Let me know if you plan on giving Patton that extra work for the week.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2016, 09:44:30 PM
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I don't know anything about this guy, I'll get him prepped to start though, lets hope he's an upgrade.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2016, 10:19:20 PM
Ok coach, Great. I'll let you get to work.

Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2016, 10:20:53 PM
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Alright.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2016, 10:22:14 PM
Depth Chart
Steve Wright to LB


All decisions to be made by coaching staff.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 22, 2016, 11:04:19 AM
S7 WEEK 5 RESULTS

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7917/FINANb.jpg)


THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME, YOUR NEWS, ANOTHER NEWS STORY AROUND THE LEAGUE, AND YOUR NEXT OPPONENT
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 22, 2016, 10:47:44 PM
Well, I thought we finally played the way we could. Our defense made some big plays. 5 sacks and two interceptions is what I envisioned when I put this defense together. We kept one of the top WR's out the endzone and we stifled their run game. Best pulled down 2 TD's and Glass took one back to the house which was big for us. Now, I know you all want me to respond to what what ever it is going on in the locker room. I hear the buzz about guys playing for themselves and not for me. Well I am impressed. When I made Sam Rose the defensive captain I talked to Glass about it and he said he would rather pay attention to his own game and not have that title. Well, Glass stepped up. For what I am hearing he rallied these guys and if it's true that guys are not playing for me then I am proud of them. I said last week I wanted them to start playing for themselves. Listen, I'm the guy dealing out the checks. I'm not out there with them. I'm not sweating and bleeding with them, any GM in this league who wants their players to play for them is lost and in denial about their position in their organization. Those men wearing those uniforms need to play for their brothers standing shoulder to shoulder with them. As long as they play hard for each other that is all that matters to me. Now back to our game, the Stampede looked balanced and poised. The coaching staff did a great job out there getting these guys to understand the mission at hand. So I have no complaints. The guys came out and answered the call. I called them out and this week they shut me up now let's go out there against the defending Champs and show the league how far we really have come. They are coming to our house so we need to protect it.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2016, 11:31:54 AM
 
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Do you think that having a former DC Cobra under center will help you against their tough defense?    
 
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
Post by: GM Lucas on March 23, 2016, 12:10:20 PM
When ever you have a player from a team that traded him away for no reason other than they thought they were getting better, that sticks with the player. It puts a tiny little chip on their shoulder, so, to answer your question, I hope it does. I hope Patton proves to his former team that he should have been the starter all along. He knows the weaknesses in their defense, he know's their speed and their style. So I'm sure he has something he wants to prove. Let's not forget they have some of our players also. The only difference is, I traded them because I wanted a strong talented starting Qb who could lead this team and that everyone could feel comfortable with. It was a bonus when GM Jon included all the other talent. I hope our former players do well throughout the season, they deserve that much. They didn't really get a chance to start here because of all of the talent in front of them but I'm sure they will step on that field to prove they should have been starting for us.  This game will be fun to watch, and i'm sure everyone in our locker room is looking forward to stepping out on our home field against the defending champs and sending a message.
Title: Re: TEAM : ORLANDO STAMPEDE
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