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Title: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2014, 02:45:25 PM

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Team Information
City: Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference: Western
Division: North
Team Owner: Timothy Meer and Putnam Whart
Team Secretary: Kiara Kovu

Official Colors:

Blue (#0055A2)
Yellow (#FFCD00)

Team History:
In the cornfield jungle of Lincoln Nebraska the Lions sleep tonight...  The Lincoln Pride are a small market team marred by inconsistency, but somehow despite only having 1 winning season, they have made the playoffs the past 3 seasons.  after missing the playoffs in season 1 with a 7-9 record, the Pride took the West by storm in S2, claiming the regular season championship with an 11-5 record, but in the conference finals they suffered a 42-25 loss at home to the eventual Impact Bowl Champion Las Vegas Scorpions.  The following season a .500 record (8-8) was good enough for the 3 seed in the west, and Lincoln made the most of it, upsetting the 2-seed Pearl Harbor with a 35-23 win, in the conference finals the Pride posted another 35 point game upsetting the #1 Seeded Vegas in Vegas to reach their first Impact Bowl!  In the Impact Bowl Lincoln's Cinderella season ended thanks to a dominant Alabama Nighthawks team.
In S4 the Pride barely clawed into the post season with a dismal 6-10 record which was only good enough for a round one match up with 12-4 Las Vegas.  The post season rivalry continued to add to its lore however with an amazing game that went to Overtime, but in the end Las Vegas would prevail winning 31-24 in OT.

While 6-10 was good enough for the playoffs, it was not good enough to keep Lincoln's upper management afloat. With Head Coach Simba Lyons and his veteran coaching staff retiring, the team has a clean slate for all coaches, allowing the new GM to install his preferred system.

Season 1: 7-9
Season 2: 11-5
Season 3: 8-8
Season 4: 6-10
Season 5: 8-8 [GM Corbin]
Season 6: 8-8 [GM Strike]
Season 7: 9-6-1 [GM Strike]
Season 8: 8-8
Season 9: 10-6 [GM Wrong]


Playoff Appearances:
Season 2 (Conference Finals)
Season 3 (Impact Bowl)
Season 4 (Conference Semis)
Season 5 (Conference Semis)
Season 7 (Conference Semis)
Season 9 (Conference Semis)




RETIRED NUMBERS:
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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2014, 03:10:53 PM
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Hey Hey, You there... yeah you.  How would you like to run a football team?  You see, I'm Timothy Meer, and this lug here... well he's Putnam Whart.  We're best friends for life, and we bought a football team a few years ago.  The Lincoln Pride!  Catchy, I know.  But we're lookin' for a guy to come in here and GM the place.  You up for it? hakuna matata!

You know Tim, I think this team needs a new direction, if a GM wanted to come in and mold his own destiny, this is the place to do it!


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Hello, I am Kiara Kovu, secretary for the Lincoln Pride, you heard the bosses, we need a GM who has vision.  Someone who will lead this pride and hopefully bring some stability to our team, consider us a blank canvas, ready to be painted..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 27, 2014, 08:33:50 AM
Messers Meer and Whart,

As a team looking for a direction, I'd like to put forth myself as an ideal candidate for the vacant GM Position. Direction is something I'm good at.

In the unfortunately now-defunct National Baseball League I was given charge of the Oklahoma City Red Roosters. There, I put forth a very clear mission statement, known as my "three year plan". Over three years I intended to build using the best youth talent I could find, with the intention of taking that youth core to the NBL Playoffs.
Our first season, NBL Season Two, saw us draft our initial core, including the much-lauded Rookie Of The Year KJ Hightower, and narrowly miss out on the playoffs, coming second in our division. From all reports, the four players I brought in for Season Three were equally impressive, and we were on our way to achieving the goal after just two years.

Behind that policy, there was also an "all-for-one, one-for-all" mentality, with the focus on the team rather than egos.

Here I'd hope to implement a similar setup. While there is little information in the public eye about your team roster, I'd hope to pepper it with top-quality rookie players, using any veteran experience to mentor them into the setup. Through them we'd look to the future, slowly turning ourselves around to get not only winning records, but hopefully a return to the Impact Bowl with a different result.

Thank you for your time. I hope you will consider me for this position.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 11:50:32 AM
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Leon, Leon Baby?!  You're on conference call with me and Putnam! How ya doin buddy?


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Mr. Corbin, this is Putnam Whart, a pleasure to finally meet you, I wish it could be in person, but this is the next best thing!!


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Leon... wait, is that a luau I hear back there? ...Ah, don't tell me you're at Pearl Harbor!  We want you here in Lincoln, Leon!  If it's the personnel you're worried about, let's talk about our players, what positions are you interested in hearing more information on?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 27, 2014, 12:03:28 PM
Wow... I appreciate the effort you guys are going to in putting together this call.

Personnel-wise, I'm in general intrigued to know the teams strengths, and any glaring gaps that need immediate addressing so I can understand how much work needs doing. On top of that, in a more specific sense, the focal Quarterback position would be one that I'd like to know how this team stands.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 27, 2014, 12:08:48 PM
Also, a general indication of the team age. Is it veteran-heavy, a bunch of rookies, or somewhere between the two?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 12:34:24 PM
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  Well at Quarterback we have a stable of great players, 29 year old Steven Crawford started in DC for 2 years and has been with us for the past two, he had his career best season last year with us with 3558 yards 25 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions. He's a pocket passer with amazing accuracy, maybe the best in the league, but the knock on him is he isn't a natural leader.  Behind him we have 26 year old Earl Acker who has a high football IQ, and above average arm strength and accuracy, he was a team captain in college 4 years ago, and people love his work ethic, but he has never taken a snap in the HIFL, he's been a career back up here in Lincoln along with our other back up, 27 year old William Brewster.  Will is even more talented than Earl, he has the juice to be a starting quarterback in this league, we drafted him #4 overall in the S2 draft, but when we brought in Crawford it blocked his chance at starting.  Not our finest hour as far as loyalty goes, but that was the old coaches decision.  Will has better accuracy and Arm strength than Earl, and has a higher football IQ than Crawford, his work ethic is strong and his attitude is quality, but he is hoping to be traded so he can get a shot as a starting QB in the league, in seas 2 as a rookie Will had to start 4 games due to injury and he threw 11 TDs and only 2 INTs, he's a good quarterback... The big thing is that all 3 of our QB's are in the final year of their contracts, so we can decide one of them is our future, or you could look to start fresh.


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We have both veteran and young first round draft pick talent at Running back, our offensive line is a blend of youth and experience, we need to bring in wide receivers, and our defense is mostly young, with a few veterans!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 27, 2014, 12:49:17 PM
I have to admit, that's exactly the kind of dilemma that a GM would want to have in having too many great options, rather than in not having any good choices at all. It's a shame Brewster wants out, as based on what you've said he'd be my personal first choice. Do you think he could be swayed into staying?

As for elsewhere, I'm liking what I hear. Seems like there's options all-around, and only one area in need of immediate overhaul, which could easily be worked on.

You've definitely raised my interest in your organisation further.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 12:56:25 PM
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  If we decided to part ways with Crawford, I'm sure Brewster would stay, he just wants his chance to start.  He isn't angry or bitter by any means.


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We'd love to have you here as our General Manager Mr. Corbin, what do you say?!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 27, 2014, 01:08:46 PM
I say that you guys have got yourselves a General Manager.

Thank you for the opportunity.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2014, 01:11:06 PM

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YES!  Excellent!!! Putnam, you hear that?! The kid is in!!!!


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That's Wonderful!!! We can't wait for you to fly in! Welcome to Lincoln!

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 02:44:01 AM
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Here is the current roster, all contract years go into effect at the start of Season 5...


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 10:41:08 AM
Thank you Kiara. I shall get to studying it.

While I do that, can we get Harry Bryce on the line about our Head Coach position.

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Mr Bryce, it's GM Corbin of the Lincoln Pride here. I'd like to talk to interview you with a view towards being our Head Coach. Is that something you'd be interested in? And if so, can you tell me about yourself, such as your past experience and what you'd bring to the role.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 11:47:08 AM
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I just signed a deal to work as the OC in Long Beach, sorry GM Corbin.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 11:52:17 AM
Blast. Clearly I missed the memo.

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Let's try Randy Barbour instead.

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Mr Barbour, it's GM Corbin of the Lincoln Pride here. I'd like to talk to interview you with a view towards being our Head Coach. Is that something you'd be interested in? And if so, can you tell me about yourself, such as your past experience and what you'd bring to the role.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 12:21:09 PM
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Sir, the league office was not thoughtful enough to remove already employed coaches from their list they gave us.  Coaches Hollingsworth and Barbour are with Vegas from last season, Bo Action is in Alabama and has brought in Steve Brigham and Bill Crowder as coordinators, Long Beach has Anderson Ginobili and Mr. Bryce as well...  My apologies for not pointing this out sooner.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 12:27:04 PM
Ah.. That's annoying... Starting to think it would have been easier to put out a "who wants the job" and taken applications.. Although then we'd run the risk of GM TJ turning up. That YouTube footage is hilarious...

Right, let's try Wade Thomas.


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Mr Thomas, GM Corbin here from Lincoln Pride, making calls about the vacant Head Coach position. Would you be interested in interviewing for the position? And if so, what would you bring to the role in terms of coaching style and experience?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 12:42:26 PM
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I've never been a head coach before, I was a QB coach but if you want me as the coach, I'd do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 12:48:05 PM
A QB coach? Then you might be what I'm looking for at Offensive Coordinator if you're not sure on the Head Coaching position.

What would you describe your style and philosophy as, and of our major options in Crawford and Brewster, which would you select as the starter?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 01:00:54 PM
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As a man who never got a fair shot to be  a starter, I'd choose whoever was the back up last year.  I always work better with the back ups.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 01:11:06 PM
Ok.. That's all for now.

I've got a couple of other calls I want to make before I commit to any decisions.

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Kiara, can I get Travis Freese on the line please..

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Mr Freese, GM Corbin of the Lincoln Pride here, interviewing for the Head Coach position. I'd like to talk to you if that is something you'd be interested in? If so, can you tell me about yourself, such as your past experience and preferred playstyle as well as what you'd bring to the role.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 01:45:36 PM
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*PLEASE HOLD, THE PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO CALL IS ON ANOTHER LINE AT THIS TIME*
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 01:47:32 PM
Kiara, if Travis Freese is busy, let's get Otis Freese on the line...

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Mr Freese, GM Corbin of the Lincoln Pride here, interviewing for the Head Coach position. I'd like to talk to you if that is something you'd be interested in? If so, can you tell me about yourself, such as your past experience and preferred playstyle as well as what you'd bring to the role.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 01:53:31 PM
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Never worked with the offenses sonny, but I do love to take a linebacker and make him into a smart son of a gun!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 02:01:26 PM
So we'd need to bring in a skilled offensive coach.. That I think we can do.


I have three questions:
One - What defensive formation and blitz-style are you most familiar with?
Two - Given your experience is primarily defensive, would you be willing to work with a rookie DC, as I'm hoping to give an opportunity to someone fresh in one of our staff spots?
and three - What would you look for in a defensive coordinator to work under yourself?

These three will determine if you're the man I'm looking for at head coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 02:10:34 PM
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Well jack, 3-4 with a ton of blitzing is my game.  I would train a pup into being a better DC one day, and I think a like minded 3-4 blitzer would be ideal.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 02:22:53 PM
In which case, Mr Freese, may I have a moment to make an enquiry?

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Kiara, can you get me Roman Beast please...

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Mr Beast, GM Corbin here of the Lincoln Pride. We're considering offering you a shot as our Defensive Coordinator under Mr Otis Freese, but would like to know your preferred formation and blitzing percentage before we can commit to anything.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 02:33:57 PM

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Hey GM Corbin, I won a 3 titles in Alabama, I retired a few months ago and now I'm ready to bring our same intense high pressure 3-4 bltizing attack to you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 02:37:21 PM
Ah, exactly what our potential Head Coach requested.

Would you mind holding while I finish up with him?

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Mr Freese, I think I've found a match, so we're good to go.

What numbers are you looking for? 2 years at 5 million a good start?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 02:41:31 PM
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Deal Jack!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 02:43:31 PM
Pleasure doing business with you.

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Ok, Mr Beast. We've got our Head Coach signed, now we just need you.

Three-years, three million any good to you?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 02:50:45 PM
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How about 2 years for 3MM?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 02:54:38 PM
Two-for-three we can do. I'll go file the paperwork.

Welcome to the team.

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Kiara, is Woodrow Bray free? If so, can I speak to him about our Offensive Coordinator positon..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 03:31:36 PM
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Hello sir, I believe in a strong power running game, I love running the football out of the old school I formation. I used to play tackle for New Jersey, so I want to see our offensive line play well.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 03:43:30 PM
Hmm.. I'd prefer a more balanced style given our talent at QB, but I shall keep you in mind.

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Kiara, can we get back in contact with Wade Thomas please.

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Mr Thomas, we've signed our Head Coach, but he's got no offensive experience, meaning the entire setup would be on you.

Is that something you can handle?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 03:51:04 PM
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That sure is a lot of pressure..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 03:59:26 PM
Indeed it is, but you'll have my full backing if you think you can work it.

I fully understand if it's too much and you wish to decline.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:01:25 PM
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I will regretfully decline at this time, I am not ready for that large of a role, and I don't want to damage either of our reputations with a bad career move...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 04:05:27 PM
I fully understand, and wish you the best of luck in your continued search for a role.

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Kiara, is Anton Cobbs available to speak with?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:14:48 PM
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Hello.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 04:20:38 PM
Mr Cobbs, It's GM Corbin of the Lincoln Pride. We're currently looking for an offensive coordinator and I'd like to interview you for the role.

Firstly I feel obliged to point out that our Head Coach is defensive-based, so you'd have to be able to handle the offensive setup yourself. Is that something you'd be comfortable with?

If you are, what is your preferred style of offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:26:48 PM
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I could give it a shot, I've never been that in control of an offense before.. I am a balanced offensive mind, I was a back up receiver as a pro, never got the chance to make an impact.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 04:28:34 PM
I like the give it a go attitude.

Balanced offense matches my hopes. What's your ideal run/pass ratio?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:34:21 PM

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Something close to 50/50.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 04:35:49 PM
Mr Cobbs, I think you're our man.

What sort of numbers are we going to have to put to paper in order to have you in our organisation?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 04:55:05 PM
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What are you offering?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 04:57:43 PM
Three years, four million?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 05:02:20 PM
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Hell yeah, thats more than I made as a pro.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on October 30, 2014, 05:10:10 PM
I shall file the paperwork immediately.

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Kiara, what's the next step for us now we've signed our staff?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2014, 05:22:48 PM
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Like a Lioness on the hunt, we will lay low in the brush and wait for the next move..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 31, 2014, 02:13:08 PM
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Hello GM Corbin, Mr. Meer and Mr. Whart has asked me to inform you that we have a $10MM budget for scouting this off-season, this is all covered by the two of them 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 01, 2014, 09:23:12 AM
Errm, Kiara, I do indeed have a question.

Is the maximum number of scoutable players via the combine five, or is there a way to watch more?

And further to that, will it be possible to request interviews after the combine, or do we have to submit all our intentions now?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 02, 2014, 02:44:45 AM
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For our coaches to conduct formal interviews to diagnose personality, we must declare who we wish to speak to during the combine.  Private workouts and film study may be done after the combine if we would like to.

...We can also spend our budget money to do additional film study or other forms of scouting, but the combine is a unique event and due to manpower we can only scout 5 players, the 2MM covers league fees, travel, and other costs.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 02, 2014, 07:03:53 AM
Thank you Kiara.

The initial details should have been emailed in with regards to my combine player instructions.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 02, 2014, 10:17:19 AM

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Received sir, enjoy the combine.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2014, 05:32:52 PM
YOUR COACHING STAFF STANDS BY IN ANTICIPATION OF THE DRAFT.  THEY FEEL CONFIDENT WHEN THEY SEE YOUR DRAFT BOARD IS FULL OF NAMES.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 03, 2014, 05:53:45 PM
Ok guys... This is it... The Season Five HIFL Rookie Draft...

You can all see the board, so if you've got any positions you want to prioritise, or names you like the look of, feel free to mark them or let me know the number on the board. This teams is yours as much as it is mine, so your input is welcomed.

Hopefully I can start here the same as I did in the NBL - With a few great rookie picks for us to make into future stars.

LET'S DO THIS!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 03, 2014, 09:59:53 PM
Kiara, can we get Hugh Ulrich's representative on the line please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2014, 10:04:33 PM
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Hello, I'm Scott Forrest.  Let's talk about this contract... We're looking for 5 years, 5.5MM as a lineman, Hugh has no interest in PR money.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 03, 2014, 10:07:49 PM
We've got ourselves a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2014, 10:10:24 PM
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Outstanding. Good doing business.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 03, 2014, 10:16:59 PM
Coach Cobb, can I get a quick word?

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Coach, I'm sorry we didn't get Myers.. His name was running through my head, and then GM Jon went and called it.

I'd like to talk to you about our quarterback position, specifically that we're likely to need to trade out one of Brewster or Crawford as both are starter material. I'm thinking that we can use that to our advantage for some combination of players and/or getting a few more picks.

Now, the team owners informed me that while Crawford is the "current" starter and our most accurate guy, he's no team leader.. Whereas Brewster has all the tools to be a starter given a chance. At the time my personal lean was towards former draft pick Brewster as our No1 QB, but I'd like to know your thoughts and preferences before I talk to the players.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2014, 10:22:18 PM
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I honestly need to watch them in training camp and in the preseason. Sounds like a good old fashion QB battle.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 03, 2014, 10:26:07 PM
That's fair enough. When there's a decent free moment, I'll get them both in here to discuss our intentions.

Thanks for your honesty.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 04, 2014, 07:01:44 PM
Kiara, Andrew Viera's representation if you please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 04, 2014, 07:02:44 PM
Wait... I think I'm pronouncing it wrong... It's Vieira isn't it....

Either way, let's get in contact with his agent..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 07:07:47 PM
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Show me the money?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 04, 2014, 09:30:04 PM
Our initial offer based on the numbers of some other Punters in the league:

3 years, $1 million
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 09:32:48 PM
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Hmm, as a second round pick, we're looking for 4.5MM, 3 years is fine.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 04, 2014, 10:27:13 PM
You can keep looking if that's the lowest you're willing to go.

My report said he's good, but that there's others as-good... You're going to price yourself out of the market.

Get back to us if you change your mind and are willing to come down in price to something more reasonable for the position...

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GM CORBIN HEADS OUT TO SOMEWHERE QUIET THEN BANGS HIS HEAD INTO A WALL

I'm an idiot...

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HE RE-APPEARS

Kiara, can we gather the coaches, and if possible get the owners in on this too...

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Right... I'm going to apologise to you all for what has just happened... I'm an idiot...

This is my first football draft ever and I've just made a monumental mistake... That mistake is most likely a wasted high-end pick as I don't expect a call back with an offer that's reasonable.. Hell, even then I drafted waaaay out of what's expected according to what I've been hearing...

I'm disappointed in myself, as I always prided myself in the NBL on making the right pick in order to build the core of a decent team around rookies... Seems I've not got off to a good start doing that here.

I'll understand if you're not happy with me... I'M not happy with me...

I just...

I'm sorry.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2014, 10:31:55 PM
A GROUP HUG OCCURS LETTING YOU KNOW EVERYTHING IS OK... THIS TOO SHALL PASS
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 06, 2014, 10:04:27 AM
Ok.. Guys.. A development...

We're up now, but we're being offered a chance to swap this pick for one later in this round, as well as two in the fifth round.

I'm mixed on taking it, with a possible lean towards it being a good idea. We'd get a chance to recover my pick mishap AND have an extra pick on top, but it will reduce the likelihood of good options being available.

Any thoughts before I make a final decision?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2014, 10:37:49 AM
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Hey Jack, if you want to get a pick back to make up for losing out on our second rounder, I'd be all for it, unless you are madly in love with whoever is on top of your board!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 06, 2014, 07:59:25 PM
Kiara, let's get things back on track and a draft pick signed...

Larry Cromwell's representation please!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2014, 10:11:09 PM
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Now before you start, let me introduce myself.  I'm Eli Harris.  I don't play games, I don't do bidding wars, I simply give our asking price and I will hear one counter offer. I have a lot of work to do around the league today, so let's get this done.

We are looking for 2 years and 2MM
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 07, 2014, 07:44:56 AM
Mr Harris, I like your style.. Direct and to the point.

And I also like your asking price, so we have a deal. Two-for-two it is!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 08, 2014, 11:18:12 AM
Timothy Cobbs' agent please Kiara.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 08, 2014, 12:25:03 PM
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Hey baby, Cobbs is looking for a 1 year deal for 2MM, what do you say about that?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 08, 2014, 06:42:42 PM
I'd say that I prefer two years, but I'll settle for the single and hope to renegotiate and keep him here at the end of the season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 09, 2014, 08:02:21 AM
Kiara, is it possible to get back in contact with David Ames? I want to try something...

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Firstly, I want to apologise for my actions earlier. I was frustrated because I'd heard comments from other GMs at the Draft about how out of place my pick was, and took those frustrations out on yourselves.

Since then I've had chance to reflect, and I'd like you to hear me out on something.

If we go our separate ways, Andrew is going to be seen as "that punter drafted in the second round by a GM's mistake and lack of understanding"... If we work together, he's got a chance to build a legacy as "the punter drafted in the second round because he's that damned good".

Based on that, I'd like to counter offer you with a 3 year, 2.5 million deal. However, I'm going to throw in $1million in PR to promote Andrew as a star attraction and to laud his achievement as the highest drafted punter in the history of professional football. I'd like him here, in Lincoln, with the number two on his back, creating history as the top punter this sport has ever seen.

What do you say? Can we find a deal?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 09, 2014, 11:06:28 AM
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We like that better than sitting out a year, let's get it done.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 09, 2014, 01:27:12 PM
Thank you.

I'll send the paperwork to the league office immediately.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 09, 2014, 02:08:43 PM
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Thanks for not letting pride get in the way of The Pride's success.  You won't regret it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 11, 2014, 10:17:24 AM
Kiara, James Moore's agent if you please..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 11, 2014, 06:37:44 PM
To keep our to-do list organised, after Moore's agent, we'll need Carl Kraft's representation for our second pick of the fifth round.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2014, 10:58:12 PM
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Hey baby, lets go. 1 year 1.25MM for both of these kids, if you want Kraft for more than a year we need more money and some PR.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 12, 2014, 07:12:36 AM
We have a deal on Moore. One year gives us chance to get a feel for him before deciding firmly if he's right for our setup.

As for Kraft, what numbers are we talking for a multi-year deal? My scouting says he has the potential to blossom into a great feature back, so it'd be nice to know what seeing that development through would cost.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 12, 2014, 11:45:56 PM
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750K additional per year you want to add in salary and 250K in PR per year, so 1 year 1.25 and 0 PR
2 years 2MM and .250K PR
3 years 2.75MM and 500K PR etc etc etc
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 13, 2014, 09:37:33 AM
We'll take the three year option.

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Kiara, do we have a running total of remaining wage budget and PR available?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 13, 2014, 09:44:48 AM
Along with the numbers, we'll need to get in contact with Kurt O'Brien's agent please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 14, 2014, 07:44:26 AM
Kiara, add Kimball's agent to the order of business after O'Brien's.

Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2014, 01:58:16 AM
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Both men's agent David Ame's said that he would have both sign for 1 year and 500K (each)...

We have 20.50MM in salary and 7.75MM in PR/Budget

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 16, 2014, 09:57:28 AM
Let him know that we'll agree to the terms and file the paperwork immediately.

And that's a lot more than I was expecting. Think I'd added something up wrong somewhere when trying to check myself. Definitely on-course to complete our signings in under the cap if things go to plan.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2014, 10:17:39 AM
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Actually, after we did the 3 year option for Kraft and our last two picks we have 17.75 and 7.25... Sorry sir, I was tired last night.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 18, 2014, 07:31:09 AM
Still all good numbers. With 4 spots left after the draft, I'll hopefully have around 5-mil per player for free agency, and plenty of PR for a few projects I have in mind.

Anyway, let's get our draft concluded first... Gary Mcmahon's representation please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 19, 2014, 08:13:48 AM
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Lets take our pants off and do this thing for 1 year and 500K!
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 19, 2014, 12:29:05 PM
Is it still the same cost if we keep our pants on? Only I've got more business to attend to later and don't want to lose them.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 19, 2014, 10:17:28 PM
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Well, I suppose, but my pants are coming off either way.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 20, 2014, 04:08:58 AM
That's entirely your choice.

I shall file the paperwork with the league office, and leave you to your pantslessness.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 20, 2014, 10:32:05 AM
Right, that's the draft done. Which moves me on to my next order of business...

Before we start to celebrate our draft moves, Kiara, can I get our Quarterbacks Crawford, Brewster and Acker in here, along with Coach Cobbs.

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Ok, firstly, hello to the three of you, I'm GM Corbin, your new General Manager for Season Five.

GM CORBIN TURNS TO BREWSTER

Now, William, I've been told by our owners that you want to be traded away in order to get yourself a starting place, I fully respect that. The past regime overlooked you, their own draft pick and a highly talented individual, to bring in Steven, a move that I personally don't quite understand from a loyalty standpoint.

What I ask, however, is that you give me a chance, and by that, I mean give me a chance to give you a chance.

GM CORBIN TURNS TO CRAWFORD

Steven, I know you've been this teams go-to guy for the last two years, but I'm a new GM with a new set of coaches and a clean slate to build this team into the image of my choosing. All reports say you're a top-end talent, but reports and results are different things.

GM CORBIN NOW ADDRESSES BOTH BREWSTER AND CRAWFORD

After speaking with Coach Cobbs, I have this to propose:

In the preseason we will have a head-to-head competition between yourselves through both the off-field training and pre-season games. Coach Cobbs will evaluate your performances and feed back to me on which of you has impressed him, which in turn I will then use in making my decision on which of the two of you begins Season Five as our starter.

Now I understand that whichever of you doesn't get picked as number one might have concerns and desires to move elsewhere. Should this be the situation, I will of course put your name out there and look for a favourable trade.

GM CORBIN TURNS TO EARL ACKER

Earl, don't think I've forgotten you.

With your blessing, I'd like to retain you as our backup. It's been brought to my attention that you're yet to take a HIFL snap, so we'd be running with the idea that in blowout situations, either for or against us, we'll bring you in to give you playing time in order to adapt you to the league. This will also allow you to raise your stock, should you reach the end of the year and be looking for a starting position, either here or elsewhere.

GM CORBIN OPENLY ADDRESSES THE ROOM

Does anyone have any questions or concerns? And are we all happy with the proposals put forwards?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 20, 2014, 12:13:27 PM
YOUR HANDLING OF THE SITUATION WINS OVER THE ROOM AND ALL 3 PLAYERS AGREE TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE AND RUN YOUR IDEA.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 20, 2014, 01:52:18 PM
Thank you. I appreciate your assistance.

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Kiara, I'll have our scouting in in the near future. Just got to take a proper look at the Free Agency lists and work out who fits our needs best.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 20, 2014, 06:16:46 PM
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No problem sir, don't forget that undrafted rookies are in the free agent pool as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 21, 2014, 07:53:43 AM
Scouting is now in for the Free Agency players.

I've also started a "Free Agency Board" where our Draft Board was, in order to manage our targets effectively. The coaches are free to access this if they so wish.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 21, 2014, 06:59:46 PM
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If you could "send" us the link to that again, we'd be very grateful, or iPad's are acting up.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 21, 2014, 07:26:21 PM
I've added it to the bottom of our Scouting list in order to keep it private.. You never know who might be listening in and we don't want our intentions getting out there.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 24, 2014, 06:40:38 AM
Right, I've got our top-five targets lined up on the "Free Agency Board".

The first four are our "must talk" that will get the focus of our negotiations, while number five is a potential backup should our other option in that position break down. Number one is my priority "sign-at-all-costs" player.

If anyone has feedback, they're more than welcome to share it, either in front of the group or to me personally in a private chat.

If not, then we're ready to await the free-agency.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 26, 2014, 09:26:26 PM
Kiara, what's the feedback from our opening offers? Do we have any takers, or anyone particularly looking to negotiate right now?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 26, 2014, 09:43:15 PM
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Justin Holt, Brandon Logue, and Joseph Kimbrell have all agreed to your offers. Houser has other offers incoming so we won't know about him until he hears other offers.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 27, 2014, 09:14:23 AM
Three out of four isn't bad. I've got my fingers crossed for Hector coming home though.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 28, 2014, 07:05:36 AM
Do we have a latest update on the situation?

And further to that, would Hector/Hector's agent like to meet to discuss our offer, Hector's role in the team and any extra terms they'd want in their contract such as focus of PR expenditure?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2014, 02:02:57 AM
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Hector is ready to sign, but we need some PR added to the deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 29, 2014, 07:11:44 AM
I believe our initial tabled offer was:

3 Years
7M Salary
2M PR

More than happy to increase his PR in order to match your desires and to get his name back on our roster sheet. What sort of value are we talking?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2014, 11:02:04 AM
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Hector wants to be seen as the true face of Lincoln, so make it 3MM in PR, plaster his face everywhere, and we are here for the long haul.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 29, 2014, 11:30:33 AM
So you're looking at:

3 Years
7M Salary
3M PR

Which I'd he happy to sign off on.

Unless you or Hector have any more requests, I shall file the paperwork with the league and look forward to three more years of big numbers and All-Star performances.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2014, 11:33:12 AM
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Send it in! We're happy.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 29, 2014, 11:40:59 AM
Consider it done.

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Kiara, that's us done, and if I'm not mistaken, at a mere 0.75M under the salary cap...

Still plenty of PR though so a list of upgradable facilities (and current facility standards) might be useful to see if I can make any improvements to the overall Pride experience.

Also, can I grab a word with the coaching staff.

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With Hector Houser re-signing, that's us done for Free Agency. Personally quite happy with our lineup, but what do you guys think?

I'll probably be talking to each of you in turn to work out the best lineups at some point before we lock in.

Also, Coach Cobbs, we've had a trade enquiry about RB Marchand. From the roster sheet I have he seems like one of our best options at the position, but do you think it's worth listening to an offer in case it's something beneficial to us?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2014, 11:47:07 AM
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I like our running back corps has it is, I'd prefer we keep Chris and George and run them as a backfield by committee to get the best out of both of them.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 29, 2014, 04:08:27 PM
Then we shall run a committee game and turn down the trade offer.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2014, 12:20:06 PM
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Out of curiosity, what was the offer?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on November 30, 2014, 03:30:42 PM
It was purely an enquiry from Las Vegas as to if we'd listen to offers and if so what kind of price we'd put on him. No terms were put forward, but there had been intention of reconvening to discuss further once the Free Agency had started.

I could chase them up on details if you'd like to hear what they're putting on the table?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2014, 09:34:57 PM
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No, that's fine, I was just curious.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on December 01, 2014, 12:26:00 PM
Fair enough.


I'm going to take a look at all the depth chart stuff over the next few days to try and understand it the best I can. Feel it'd be better to be as detailed as possible so we can tweak later to refine and outwork opposition rather than leaving it broad and being limited in our options.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2014, 11:08:43 PM
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If you have any questions, you know where to find me..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2014, 12:28:54 AM
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Sir with free agency being over, I have to remind you that from now until next offseason's free agency we may only offer unsigned players 1 year contracts.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on December 07, 2014, 06:15:51 AM
Thank you Kiara. I think we'll only need to bring in cover if anything, so that shouldn't cause us too much headache.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2014, 11:55:02 AM
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Ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on December 12, 2014, 01:33:15 PM
Kiara, are our past statistics available?

I'd like to know who the team's previous returners were for both punt and kickoff, and what their numbers were.

Don't want to go changing things if we've got individuals established that know what they're doing.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2014, 12:19:02 PM
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G. Page returned 2 kicks for us last year for 29.5 yards per return.

C. Marchand has 95 career kick returns for an average of 23 yards per return.

H. Houser returned 97 kicks over the past 4 years averaging 21 yards per return and 4 punts for 16.8 yards.

B. Logue returned 68 punts last season for Tombstone for 8 yards per return.


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2015, 11:48:40 AM
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Sir, if we take too long to send our players to training camp one of our uncles may usurp power from us, casting us out of our home land.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 02, 2015, 08:26:45 PM
Indeed... I've been caught up in the festivities of the season, but shall finalise details over the weekend with the intention to be locked in on/by Monday.

I encourage our coaches to look over the Depth Chart for feedback (especially on any optional listings [such as a few of the strategy options], positional readjustments and gaps [e.g. captains]). Pre-existing captaincy details would also be helpful to ascertain who would be best to fill those roles.

A reminder of the chart link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mepAGsUuEivvkWKgrqMxsK0S62SfiEAntKFJuo01lN4/edit?usp=sharing

As for the PR, that will come with the training requirements in lock-in form.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2015, 10:09:37 AM
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Hey Jack, Lookin' at our charts on defense, I see you need to adjust our linebackers, in the nickle and 3-4 you have some guys playing two positions as starters.

As for captains, in previous years we only had 1 per team in the league. Crawford was this teams captain, but he wasn't really a great leader. Kembrell and Ireland are the best options for our defense though, on a pure leadership stand point.

Our strategy looks good to me, jack.  With us running the 3-4 I think we need to look at Rodriquez and Saunders as starting outside linebackers with O'Brien backing them up with Luttrell and Tejeda as our starting Inside Linebackers.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 05, 2015, 07:24:49 PM
Thanks coach. I'll take the linebacker advice and add it to the charts when I can.

With that, we're moving closer to being able to lock ourselves in as ready for the season. I'll do final updates to the DC and add the finishing touches to my PR tomorrow, then pending unanimous agreement on our setup, we'll be good to go.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 06, 2015, 07:47:46 PM
One final question R.E Captains:

As our starting QB isn't yet 100% confirmed between our two options, will we lose anything by declaring our O-Line captain "Starting QB TBC"?

Both candidates know the situation, but I'm wondering if the rest of the team will take it badly if we don't register on or the other as the captain..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2015, 08:29:23 AM
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Not sure I understand your question, Jack. 

If you're asking if the team will be upset or thrown off that our offensive captain isn't a QB, the answer is no.  Leadership trumps position.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 07, 2015, 12:54:07 PM
My question was: Would the team be thrown off if we put our starting offensive captain as "Quarterback TBC" until we have a captain?

To explain: My initial thoughts were to make it the starting QB, which we're yet to confirm, as they're a great center for overlooking leadership, but with Crawford's lack of strength in the role it's a 50-50 if that's the best option. On the other hand, I've also been considering giving the role to Hector, as a veteran of the team and further reward for his re-signing, as someone that I'm sure would do a great job in directing our attack.

The reason I'm considering "Starting QB" is the reports of Brewster's ability to lead. If he wins our Starter Spot, he'd be a great brain to lead the team.

Basically if we're not naming a starting QB until after the pre-season, then I'd like to know if not announcing a captain directly would effect team morale (I.e. entering "Captain = Selected QB after Pre-season" to our plans)..

GM CORBIN TAKES A SECOND TO THINK

You know what coach... I'm thinking I've just convinced myself that Hector is the better option for overall O-Captain, as then either-way we're covered. If Crawford gets the starter job, then his leadership weakness will be covered, while if Brewster wins he can work alongside Hector in leading the offence, giving us a two-headed beast driving us forwards.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2015, 01:19:31 PM
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Gotcha Jack, way to think it out.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 08, 2015, 08:16:05 PM
Kiara, the next in my list of unusual questions:

Does the team have a "Theme Song", like signature walk-out music or a pre-game track that's commonly played?

If not, how much would it cost to get one? I'd like to tie it in to some of our PR material in order to create a synonymous set of sights and sounds.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2015, 09:33:23 PM
 
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We do not at this time, our in stadium symphony of exotic African animals is no longer with us.  It would cost 250K in PR to get an official theme song.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 08, 2015, 09:38:55 PM
Then 250K we shall spend on getting a theme song.

1 - Does this have to be faxed in to the league office or should I put it on the team sheet?
2 - Will I need to specify a song to use, or is this for getting one created?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 08, 2015, 09:45:39 PM
Also, so I don't make a fool of myself with one part of the PR...

Does our stadium have luxury boxes as-standard? I know a lot of sports stadiums do, but don't want to assume we do then be told we don't, thus ruining one of my plans (I'd adapt it if we don't have boxes)
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2015, 10:54:53 PM

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We currently have a limited amount of box seats sir, also the song can be chosen by you, or we can have one created by a local musician or something.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 10, 2015, 12:56:50 PM
Noted on the box front. I'll make a note in the PR that it's "box if available, high-quality seats if not".

On the song front I'll see if I can find anything I like. If not, we'll get one created.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 10, 2015, 02:39:09 PM
LINCOLN PRIDE S5 OFF-SEASON SHEET

TICKETS
$300

TEAM THEME MUSIC
(Licensed using 250K of PR funds)
“Never Surrender (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifcL5pPVPGY)” by Lion


TRAINING CAMP
OFF
Gary McMahon – Hands
Hugh Ulrich – Endurance/Conditioning
Steven Crawford – Football IQ
DEF
Kurt O'Brien – Speed
Joseph Kimbrell – Football IQ
David Cain – Tackling

DEPTH CHART & STRATEGIES
All Depth Chart & Strategy related information can be found here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mepAGsUuEivvkWKgrqMxsK0S62SfiEAntKFJuo01lN4/edit?usp=sharing)
ND – The Coaches/Co-Ordinators are entitled to edit this information at their discretion, as per the duties of their position.

PLAYER PR CAMPAIGNS
Steven Crawford – QB – 2.5 - “The Battle For #1: Mr Reliable”
= The biggie here should be pre-pre-season interviews to drum up interest in the Pride. Steven's a big man, so encourage the questions to not only cover his abilities and skills, but also to challenge his place in the team (to drum up the drama of his competing with Brewster for our #1 spot). I'm sure he'll do a good job in not only getting eyes on the team, but also putting himself out there.
= At our HOME pre-season game (vs DC) we'll give out cards to all in attendance commemorating Steven's personal-best season last year.
= One Pride fan at that home pre-season game will win a pair of season tickets for the S5 Regular Season (if the fan has already purchased their season tickets they will be refunded the cost), as well as a signed game ball as-thrown by Crawford during that game.
= The day before our home Pre-Season game we're going to hold a huge “Team Presentation/Fan Appreciation” day at the stadium. Throughout the day we'll have loads of football games/activities on the pitch (like a chance to do some of the team/combine drills, a QB alley, “kick an extra point” etc) a funfair in the car park, semi-free roam of the stadium (so fans can see locker rooms and other “behind the scenes” stuff), and a stage with local bands/performers. The highlight of the day will be the Season 5 Team Presentation, where the roster is presented for the first time (in full kit). It will be a great opportunity for some further publicity of the QB battle with an MMA weigh-in style “staredown”.
Steven should be encouraged to partake in the organisation to add elements of things he'd like to see at this sort of event, as well as being involved in a TV advert to hype it up (a basic “I'm Steven Crawford of the Lincoln Pride telling you that before our Pre-season game we're having a massive fan party featuring...” you get the idea).

William Brewster – QB – 0.5 - “The Battle For #1: The Overlooked Draft Pick”
= William doesn't officially have PR in his contract, so I'm pulling this out of the team's remaining funds in order to create a level playing field (this is the “extra 500K PR” in the recent paperwork filed with the league office).
= He's to go on as many shows as Crawford, and to get the same kind of questioning mixing personals about him with questions on challenging for the starter spot this year. I want to see how they both handle the media, so it's only fair that William get a chance to put his side out there, and have some of the spotlight on him.
NB – This will also serve as a test towards William getting PR in a future contract offer should he win the QB battle. If he does well, any future PR may see more interviews for promotion.

Christopher Marchand – RB – 0.75 - “On The March”
= A parallel promotional tour with Kraft around local media to talk about the upcoming season. Mention his past achievements, the new addition to the RB Corps (and how they all bring complementary styles), his goals for this season and maybe some Marchand background.
= A giveaway in WEEK 10 (vs DC) where the first 10,000 fans to the stadium get a code to download the new “On The March” app for Google/Android devices. An “Endless running” game where players control Marchand during a running play. They have to hurdle obstacles, avoid D-Men etc while trying to get the furthest distance. One week later (WK11) the app will then be available for general public download.

Carl Kraft – Rookie RB – 0.5 - “The Rookie Rocket”
= A parallel promotional tour with Marchand around local media to promote the upcoming season. Mention him being part of a solid backfield team, and what he brings to the table to work alongside them. Also include promotion of the web series (See below).
= An online-exclusive series following Carl in his rookie year. From pre-season training right through to Week 16, get an exclusive look inside the life of a HIFL Rookie. Mix in videos (both self-shot and professionally filmed) with blogs and diary entries to give a broad range of media covering his step up into the HIFL.

Hector Houser – TE – 3
“Hector's House”
= With Houser being one of the most iconic Pride players, the home stadium may as well be Hector's House. As such, we're going to offer anyone buying a season ticket chance to become a “Resident”.
By being a “Resident of Hectors House” the following perks will be received:  Invitation to a Q&A session with Houser, a dedicated bar/section of the club bar (depending what's possible), discount on a Houser replica jersey & a signed Hector Houser player card.
Instead of membership cards, we'll have Membership Keys – A genuine key engraved with the individual's name & membership number on one side, and “Hector's House” on the other side. Each key should be microchipped/somehow electronic, so it can act as an e-ticket for the owner, and come with a team lanyard, allowing fans to wear it with Pride.
“Pride of Lincoln”
= As part of the adverts for Pride games a set of specific videos for Hector:
1 – A package of the best and most impressive plays involving Hector over the last few seasons, over which an instrumental version of the team's theme music is played. Voiceover says “Catch Hector and the Pride as they welcome [opposition team] to [Stadium name] LIVE on [I'd assume ESPN, but whatever network is carrying the game, plus the details of date and time]” - Plus an away version with “as they travel to [opposition location] to take on [opposition team nickname]”. Obviously audio will need recording for all games this season.
2 (Home alternate) – A “what does Pride mean to me?” video, with Hector talking straight to the camera about what Pride means to him. Cut over with shots of Lions roaring and shots of the team (big plays, firing each other up, running out onto the pitch). End by going into a screen with that week's game details and the box office information. I trust Hector to come up with something great for his part, but if he needs some jumping points, things like “teamwork”, “unity”, “belief”, “brotherhood”.
3 (Away alternate) – For this one we're going to need a large prop rock (one that's able to be stood upon/climbed up to), preferably similar in look to Pride Rock from The Lion King (cite “fair use for parody”, but if that fails, give a bit of money to Disney for the likeness). The camera will fade into Pride players in full away game-kit bowing on one knee, like Knights would bow to a King (some might consider it similar to that “Tebowing” craze). Panning forward over the ranks of the team we see row upon row of Lincoln players all bowed. Crossing the front row we see what they're all bowing towards, the large rock. Instead of moving forwards, the camera starts to move up, slowly bringing into view Hector Houser, standing tall. When fully in view, Hector begins talking (the camera should swing around from head-on to a half-behind, half over-the-shoulder position so we can see the bowed Pride). Hector's lines are “GENTLEMEN. THIS WEEK WE MARCH INTO [Opposition location]... AND WE. WILL. NOT. FALL. THE PRIDE HUNTS... THE PRIDE KILLS... THE PRIDE.. IS.. VICTORIOUS!!”. At which point the amassed Pride give a loud roar/cheer/shout, rising to their feet and generally doing the sort of rowdy things fired up players do. End with a standard voiceover of the game broadcast date and time.
4 – Let's put some PR from this aside to cover the post-season too. Something like advert #1, but with the highlights being from this coming season, and mentioning that it's “must-win playoff football” in the voiceover.
“The Big Catch”
Over the second half of the season (Weeks 9-16) there will be a raffle for the “Ultimate Post-Season Fan Prize”. Winners will receive: A luxury box for a Pride Post-Season Game* including visit from Hector Houser, Two Tickets to the Impact Bowl + Travel (by air) & Accommodation (1x twin room)**, and a commemorative “half and half” jersey of the two Impact Bowl teams.
The profits from the sale of tickets will go to a charity of Hector's choosing.
*Pending Pride qualifying for the post-season and availability. If Pride fails to Qualify, or the fans are unable to get to an away stadium (or if we cannot secure a box at an away stadium), the prize will transfer to the first home game of the S6. The meet & greet will also transfer. Should a home box not be available, the box will be substituted for 4 top-price seat tickets for the playoff game instead.
** Travel will be from Lincoln Airport. The prize will cover car-hire in the Impact Bowl host city, but damages/insurance must be paid for by the prize winner. It will not cover expenses beyond those stated (game tickets, travel & accommodation). In the event of the IB being held at Lincoln, the travel will not apply, and there will be optional accommodation at the nearest Hotel to the Stadium.

Justin Holt – CB – 1
“ThunderHolt”
“ThunderHolt” will be an isotonic sports drink designed to give that extra boost when performing physical activity. Branding in team colours, with a sprinting Justin Holt inside a lightning bolt on the label. It will act as sponsor to “Six-Man” Touch Football tournament (it's first publicity drive) and then further be advertised by posters.
The tournament will be open to applications from local teams, and run under “touch football” rules to make things both safe and fair. While labelled as “six man”, teams are permitted to have up to four substitute players (meaning 10 total) to account for fatigue. Justin will present the winners with a trophy, a cheque for $10,000, and tickets to a Pride game of their choosing (1 ticket per player, excludes playoff games).
“Bringing Them To A Holt”
Much Like Hector's focal Promos, we'll do a defensive one for Justin. This will have to wait until he has a few games under his belt (so can start after pre-season), but use clips of big defence plays (obviously maximising the number with Justin in where possible) while the voiceover goes: “Can Justin and the Pride halt [make sound like Holt] the progress of [opp star offensive player,] and the [opp team full name]? Find out as they clash [game date/time/channel details]”

Albert Eaton – SS – 0.5 - “The Eaton Mess”
= The name is a pun on traditional English desert “Eton Mess” (a mix of crushed meringue, whipped cream & strawberries). The Eaton Mess will be a fast-food of Albert's creation, available from all Amigos/King's Classic in Nebraska (a burger would be ideal, but if he has other ideas that fit the chain, then he's open to roll with it).
= We will pay for advertism in both poster/billboard form, and for a short TV clip for local stations. I'd like it fairly traditional (sweeping shots of the dish/ingredients while Albert does voiceover of what's in it and why he loves it. End with price, the A/KC logo and “Lincoln Pride Official Product” logo)
= As part of the big launch, the first 10,000 fans to our Week 5 game (vs Pearl Harbour) will receive a free Eaton Mess.

Antonio Duke – FS – 0.5 - “His Royal Highness”
= As part of our expanded promotional material, a photoshoot should take place with Antonio with him in various regal outfits and poses for the visual media campaign (billboards, posters in places like bus stops & train stations, static TV adverts). On each of the boards/posters/adverts his name should be stylised as “His Royal Highness” Antonio Duke, playing off his surname being the second-highest Royal rank (below King/Queen) in monarchical nations.
= Antonio will be the third of our giveaways, taking place in WEEK 15 (vs Oakland). The first 10,000 fans to the stadium will receive an exclusive Antonio Duke bobblehead. He is to be in the Pride home strip, a crown atop his helmet, royal-cloak/robe tied around his neck, a football in one hand and royal sceptre in the other.

Andrew Viera – Rookie Punter – 1M – “Just 2 Good”
= Interviews with various HIFL-associated media outlets (national & local) on being the FIRST EVER PUNTER DRAFTED ROUND 2 IN PRO-FOOTBALL HISTORY. Mix in elements of personal-questioning (so the fans can get to know Andrew). I'm sure many will want to talk to him anyway, so it'll be easy to make this happen.
= As part of the interviews, let's put together a “Talking heads” package for them, with various individuals talking about Andrew's talent (our coaches/players, his past coaches/team-mates, a college-football media rep or two). Splice it with bits of archive footage from his college games to show him off, and round it out with the draft announcement clip, before I'll do a short “Why did we draft him round two? Because he's that good” style line.
= “Just 2 Good”/“J2G” merchandise. T-shirts, keyrings, mugs, pens, mini-jerseys, stickers. If you can put a slogan on it, then within reason, let's put a slogan on it. I'd focus on the T-shirts, and maybe some game-style jerseys as the main products. All in Pride team colours.
=Alongside the merch, an advertising campaign showing Andrew Punting balls down the field, each landing perfectly on target. The “targets” should be things like a helmet left on the field, a drinks bucket at the team bench, one of the uprights of the goalposts, the upper-level stands (I.E. things on & around the pitch that would be impressive if hit by a punt). Artillery-style booms should sound with each kick to give an intimidating feel, and the whole thing should have an “atmospheric” soundtrack (something orchestral). It ends with Andrew kicking one final high bomb, which lands bang-on the centre of the halfway line, the camera zoomed on it coming to a stop, the side of the ball branded with the “Just 2 Good” graphic.
= Finally, we'll have a competition over the first half of the regular season (Weeks 1-8) where fans can buy raffle tickets to be in with a chance of winning the ball used in the J2G advert, which will have signed by Andrew to increase the prize value. Profits from ticket sales should go to a charity of Andrew's choosing.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 10, 2015, 02:40:55 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that's everything covered.

Let me know if we're missing anything, but if we're all good, then consider us finished with our Off-Season business.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2015, 07:40:59 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 15, 2015, 05:40:08 PM
1. What brought you to the HIFL and why did you join this organization?
With the shutdown of the National Baseball League there was a whole collection of General Managers and not a lot of avenues for opportunities in professional sports. Cue former NBL owner Talon Wilkinson with a takeover and reform of the HIFL. Given his track record, I'd be a fool not to give the HIFL a look.

Yes, this means I'm admitting I knew little of this league before my signing. Being British, my knowledge of American sports is limited to those that get publicity in my homeland.. Which are all those closed-off to those wanting in on the leadership side. However, I'm glad to have been initiated into another through the recent developments.

As for why Lincoln? That's easy and comes down to three things: Quality, Quantity and Freedom. They have a high quantity of quality players, and the freedom for a general manager to build the team around those players via a system of the GM's choosing.

2. Are you happy with your draft?
Very. We not only picked up a set of talents that we can slot straight into our lineup, but we also created a huge stir with our activity. And I was reading an ESPN News article before coming out here that said I might not have been as crazy as people first thought..

3. How do you feel Free Agency went for your team?
Free agency went exactly as I'd hoped. Most notable was our ability to keep Hector Houser in Lincoln, preventing any of our rivals from taking what has been one of this team's strongest offensive assets and ensuring that we can continue to utilise his abilities to make big plays.
Elsewhere we managed to bolster our defensive corps with some experienced players that know the HIFL well and should compliment the existing players well.

4. With the coaching staff you have in place, what do you think is this teams ceiling this year?
Our ceiling is what we make it, and I know that whatever goals we aspire to, the coaches will do their best to make sure it happens. Personally, I'm hoping we continue the playoff appearance run with our fourth successive year to give us a solid start to build upon going forwards.

5. How many seasons do you think it will take to build a championship winning team?
I'm not going to commit to anything until I've seen the team in action, especially with how much people like to take hypothesising out of proportion. What I will say is that the fact the team has made Conference Finals twice and the Impact Bowl once shows there's definitely a potential for this team to secure a ring if things go our way.

6. Why should fans come out to the stadium this season and support your team?
Lincoln have shown themselves to be a good team on the verge of greatness over the past few seasons, something which Nebraska can be very proud of. I encourage our existing fanbase to keep up their support, and for new fans to hop off the fence and to dive right in, you won't regret it. Living the highs and lows, being a part of the wins and losses, seeing that last-second touchdown that changes history or the blowout dominance where your favourite player delivers the standout performance... Nothing can ever match the feeling you get being a part of it.. The feeling of togetherness...
And trust me, the players appreciate it too. When they hear the support it spurs them on to another level and can intimidate the opposition to give us the edge... So let's pack out the stadium each and every game to stand united... As the Lincoln Pride.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2015, 05:48:44 PM
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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.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 16, 2015, 02:35:07 PM
Thank you Kiara. Can I grab a word with the coaches please.

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I've called you in here to get feedback on the preseason camps. My questions are as follows:

1 - How did it go for you guys? Anyone particularly catch your eyes?

2 - Player morale - The sheet you sent me said a few guys weren't particularly happy. Do we have any indications as to why this may be?

3 - Finally, a pair of questions for Coach Cobb. Firstly, how do the quarterbacks stack up in your opinion after training? And second, what is the best way of going about the pre-season games? Do we give them one each, or half and half them to average over home and away?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 05:06:19 PM
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I wrote down the people who caught my eye on the lock in paperwork, Jack.

The players who are moping around are probably doing so because they have been on a poor football team, winning or good vibes should help with most of those issues, but I'm not a shrink, Jack.[/b]


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Crawford is looking like one of the best QB's in football.  His accuracy is just amazing right now!  I'd play them each in both games to get a better sample size, if you want to continue the QB battle.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 16, 2015, 08:45:47 PM
Thank you both.

For some reason I'd completely missed the "most improved" box on the page, but I'm glad the ill feelings aren't down to anything we have (or indeed haven't) done. We'll see how things pan out.

As for the QB battle I'm all for continuing it through the two pre-season games. Playing well in practice is one thing, but if you fall to bits out on the field, that can be a game-changer in a bad way. We'll split duties to see how they handle themselves, and settle on our Number One after both games have been played.

Thank you both. I'll let you get back to your business and contact you again when we're ready to lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
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Sounds good, Jack.


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Understood sir..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 18, 2015, 08:45:10 PM
Kiara, our captains if you please.

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Gentlemen, I've called you in here to congratulate you on being selected as the individuals that will lead your respective areas in the upcoming season. You are the men that we deemed the most adept to lead this team into the new era of HIFL, and to take Lincoln Pride to the next level.

It is with your assistance that we hope to make The Pride into the success it has always aimed to be. You will be required to inspire, encourage and support, while also leading by example, performing to your best week in, week out. If we do well, your hands will be the first on that Impact Bowl trophy.. Bear that in mind, and use it as your motivation to lead us on to the glory.

Throughout the season you will also act as the bridge between the team and myself. If the players have a concern or issue, you need to bring it to me so it can be addressed, or encourage the player to bring it forwards themselves at the first opportunity. My door shall always be open to anyone who wishes to seek an audience with me, and my ears open to those with anything to say.

I look forward to working alongside yourselves, and to seeing you all on the field as the season progresses.

Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2015, 11:38:55 AM
THE CAPTAINS ALL NOD, AGREEING TO YOUR OUTLINE. NO ONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 19, 2015, 06:33:56 PM
Awesome.

In which case, let's get the coaches back in here.

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I've spoken to the captains to outline my plans. They're happy with what was said. and ready to go for the season.

We have an offer on the table to take "an accurate by expensive arm off our hands to save us money", by which I assume they were implying Crawford and his top-end contract, for a B-grade player and a fourth round pick. Now, I understand that he's undeniably the best in the league, but is it worth entertaining the proposition to see how far we can push them in terms of getting ourselves a great deal? Less a replacement, and more a bundle of picks to sweep next years draft.

I suppose the big question here is how far is the gap between Crawford and Brewster?

After the answers to that, all that is left to do is detail our gameplan, which I've got here:

I'm thinking we play the "normal" balanced tempo, which should match our balanced pass/run playstyle. We've already said we'll play Crawford and Brewster in rotation over both games to continue observing them, but I'm looking at extending that to balanced time across the whole team to give everyone an opportunity to take the field.

TEMPO: Balanced
ROTATION: Balanced
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2015, 08:28:20 PM

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Honestly Boss, Crawford is a great QB, but this team used a first round pick on Brewster in 2011 and it was because he had the potential to be a great one too.  Brewster is better than some other teams starters already, so I think if you want to get value back, we could let Brewster have the reigns and reap the benefits of a trade..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 20, 2015, 09:24:13 AM
Thanks coach. I'll see how far I can push them before I make any final decisions.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 22, 2015, 06:18:39 PM
Wasn't fully satisfied with the offer, and want to get the pre-season underway, so we'll return to negotiations after we've played the upcoming pair of games.

As a reminder:

Rotation - Balanced
Tempo - Normal/Balanced
Extra - Crawford & Brewster to play equally across both games to allow full feedback on their play.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 05:56:32 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 06:20:40 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS OUT ONTO THE STAGE. HE PLACES HIS NOTES ON THE PODIUM, ADJUSTS THE MICROPHONE, THEN ADDRESSES THE MASSED MEDIA

Welcome to you all. That was certainly an.. interesting.. pair of games. There's a lot still for us to take in, but we should now know what areas we have to improve on moving forwards.

Personally I think the first game was better for us, as we really got to see the things we wanted to look at in terms of the arms on this team and where our future might lie. That's not to say that we won't take anything from the Stampede game, it'll just be a different set of notes. One big thing we need to address is that with Hector shut down our offense seemed to go to pieces, so we'll have to spend time in practice making sure we can use all our assets to their full capacity.

Now we look towards week one, where we welcome Tombstone. A home opener is a great opportunity to start strong, but we won't be underestimating the Outlaws. Much like us they had a mixed preseason, albeit with them getting the win we narrowly missed out on, so it'll be a nice measuring stick to see if we can fix our issues to secure the ideal start.

As you can expect, there's a few things we need to cover before then, including confirming our starting Quarterback. For now though I shall open the floor to any questions you might have.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 06:34:56 PM
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Who is this teams starting quarterback moving forward?..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 06:42:46 PM
That will be addressed in due course, most likely though a pre-game press event during the coming week.

I'd rather speak to the players so they hear it from me directly rather than through a media report or a fan tweet. Sorry I can't give you the juicy gossip you're all hoping for, but you will all know soon enough.

I'm interested to hear who you're predicting it to be, if you don't mind me fielding a question in return...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 06:51:34 PM
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Most fans think Brewster is the future of the team and offers flexibility, and he did play better in many people's minds.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 07:13:51 PM
I can't fault the reasoning. Like I said, the official announcement of our decision will come after we've had a chance to speak to everyone involved.

Any further questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 07:26:45 PM

THE MEDIA GATHERS THEIR THINGS AND LEAVES

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Well, we need to decide on our quarterback, Jack. If it continues to linger it will become a major distraction.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 07:56:27 PM
I know we do, and I have my preference...

Brewster.

Sure, Steven is widely regarded more accurate, but if the previous games taught me anything, it's that it's time for Lincoln to honour the first round pick with the position he was drafted to play.

Obviously I'm welcome to any counter-cases if anyone leans the other way.

If not, I'm going to tell the players, then we can either call a second conference, or put out a press release on it. That way it'll be all done with, bar any bids for Crawford, so we can move forward with our focus on the season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 08:12:50 PM

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Ok.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 08:36:11 PM
If there's no objections across the coaching team...


Kiara, can we get Crawford and Brewster in here.

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Gentlemen, I'm sure you're both eager to hear the decision we've reached with regards to whom shall be starting quarterback for the Pride this season.

You both put up a good fight, and it's been a close call to decide between you, but a decision has been made.

Lincoln Pride are finally going to honour the draft pick they made back in Season Two...

William Brewster will be our first choice going forwards.

This is not a knock on your talent Steven, as you're one of the most accurate arms in the league, and your work with this team over the last few years has been appreciated, but we feel that William is the better fit for the future vision of Lincoln we are building towards.

Should you wish play S5 as a starter, I will do my best to find a team willing to offer you such a position. You are equally welcome to remain in Lincoln to see out your contract by working alongside William and aiding in his development.

As for you William, I hope you seize the opportunity and live up to the potential that caused you to be a first round pick. I know how much being a starter meant to you, so I'm happy to be able to offer you that with the team that drafted you to be our home-grown hero.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 09:02:45 PM
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This is my official trade request.


STEVEN CRAWFORD LEAVES THE ROOM.



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Thanks boss, I won't let you down.


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 09:39:43 PM
I'm glad you're on board.

Naturally we will be looking at giving you a contract extension to keep you with the team beyond Season 5 should you wish to stay with us. I'll be more than happy to negotiate with you and your agent as soon as we have fulfilled Crawford's trade request.

What I will say is that I'm hoping for you to work alongside Houser in leading our offensive line during the season. In fact, let's get him in here.

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Kiara, Hector Houser if he's available...

Also, can you send out a press release on our decision to appoint William Brewster as starting Quarterback. I'm sure the media will be all over it any questions can be gathered for reply once I'm through with this meeting.

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Hector, I'd like you to meet our starting Quarterback going forwards, William Brewster.

I know you've been more familiar with Crawford the last few seasons, but taking into account performances over the pre-season we've decided that William is the better choice to take this team forward. Given your impressive play together in the dying moments of the DC game, I'm sure you'll be able to quickly find your stride and be delivering the plays and numbers fans have become accustomed to.

This isn't just about informing you of our decision, it's also about asking for you to work together to get the most of your combined ability. When I was interviewing for this job the team owners told me that William has a great brain for the game, and I feel your combined Football IQ could make us a major threat offensively. If you're both okay with it, I'd like for William to serve as Assistant Offensive Captain through his role as Quarterback, providing us a two-headed tactical beast on attack.

Is that a workable arrangement for you both?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 09:56:45 PM
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So like, Brew is gonna get my coffee as my assistant, is that what you're sayin?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 10:31:10 PM
Not quite, more that I'd like for him to act as a second leader of the offensive unit on the field. While you'd retain primary captaincy, William would support you with his input and act in-part as an alternate/associate captain through his role as Quarterback.

The two of you are both strong players in terms of both physical and mental ability, and together could lead this team to the Impact Bowl title you so nearly captured a few seasons ago.

Like I said though, this is only if the pair of you feel you can work together as a cohesive unit. If not we shall have to find other ways to utilise William's high Football IQ while leaving you Hector as sole captain.

Please don't think I'm trying to undermine your leadership. I'm only looking to use you both to your full potential, as I feel together you could be the best Quarterback-Wide Receiver partnership in Professional Football history.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 10:34:42 PM
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...Listen to me.




...I am the Captain now.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 24, 2015, 10:53:19 PM
You stance is understood Hector, we shall not be making any changes to our offensive team structure at this time. You are free to return to preparing for Tombstone.

GM CORBIN WAITS FOR HECTOR TO LEAVE BEFORE CONTINUING

William, I'm sorry that wasn't a more productive discussion. I personally always had the vision of you co-captaining this side if you were to be appointed starter and had our coaches backing on it, but it seems our appointed captain doesn't share the opinion that it would be best for the team to have two heads rather than one.

I look forward to seeing you out there finally getting your chance. I know you've got the talent to be up there as one of the best to play in the HIFL, and have full-faith in you to prove the decision to appoint you starter as a good call.

Like I said, the door will be open for contract talks after Crawford is traded, so I encourage you to let your agent know the sort of deal you're interested in, if you are indeed interested in staying.

If that is all, you're also free to go prepare for Tombstone.

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GM CORBIN DROPS HIS HEAD TO HIS DESK, LETTING OUT A GROAN, BEFORE SITTING BACK UP AND SHUFFLING SOME PAPERS

Kiara, send a memo to Coaches Freese and Cobb letting them know that Hector wasn't interested in my co-captain proposal, or even having William as a supporting-captain, so we'll have to find other ways to use William's Football IQ on the field. Ideas welcomed at our pre-game meeting for Tombstone when we prepare to lock-in our plans.

After that, I'm free to either write an extended press-release RE: Quarterback Selection, or to field questions, depending on how the media on this is best handled.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 24, 2015, 11:10:01 PM
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The media accepted our memo and are more interested in where we trade Crawford, sir. 

There is no need for you to speak on the matter until after this week's game, if it comes up.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 25, 2015, 05:17:16 PM
Noted..

Speaking of which, I think they'll find out very soon. A sizeable offer has fallen on our laps.. One that might just shake things up and provide us with a few more weapons up front.

Can you send the coaches in please...

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Right, the first offer has come in for Steven...

GM CORBIN SLIDES ACROSS A PRINTOUT OF THE OFFER

If their words are to be believed it's an upgrade to our receiving corps, plus extra draft picks to secure more talent come the off-season... And we'll free 2.5M in cap space that might help us keep Brewster here.

Only downside is needing to take a costly contract for someone we don't really need. Unfortunately that's non-negotiable due to the league roster constraints.

I'm leaning towards accepting, but wanted to run it by you all first as it's you who work closest with the players.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 08:46:59 PM
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I like the talent and picks we get back, Jack, but in the end its your call. You're the GM, I'm just a coordi....Coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 25, 2015, 09:21:50 PM
Just wanted to make sure it was as good as I thought it looked.. I've sent back that we accept the deal.

Once it's confirmed with the league I'd like a brief word to welcome them before handing them over for bringing up to speed on our style ahead of this week's game. The quicker we can get them into the rotation effectively the quicker we can make the most of their abilities.

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Kiara, I'd like to speak to Moore and Cromwell briefly if they're available. Think it's best I give them warning they're part of the deal.

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As you've probably seen by now, we've chosen William Brewster as our starting Quarterback, which has lead to Crawford handing in a trade request to be moved out as soon as possible.

Within moments of his availability being made public, we received an offer for him that's too good to turn down.

The offer also involves the pair of you as part of the extended exchange. This means that once the paperwork has been filed and league-approved, you will both be leaving our organisation to become part of the Long Beach Mermen.

Understand that this is nothing personal, and that I will be continuing to monitor your progress with a consideration towards future returns.

I wish you both the best of luck with your new team.

GM CORBIN EXTENDS A RESPECTFUL HANDSHAKE
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2015, 10:58:05 PM
HAVING SEEN THE NEWS THEMSELVES JUST 4 MINUTES EARLIER, BOTH RECEIVERS REFUSE YOUR INVITATION TO TALK, INSTEAD LEAVING FOR LONG BEACH.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 25, 2015, 11:34:56 PM
... One of these days we'll get something done without the media breaking it before we even confirm it ourselves...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 05:18:23 PM
A FAINT BREEZE BLOWS IN AS YOU CONTINUE TO TALK TO YOURSELF
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 26, 2015, 05:23:07 PM
GM CORBIN FEELS THE CHILL, SO STANDS UP AND CLOSES THE WINDOW

Right, back to work

GM CORBIN CHECKS OVER HIS TO-DO LIST

Kiara, is there anything pending player-wise? Any requests for conversations after the pre-season, or are we all good?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 05:24:35 PM
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Our new receiver Clint Dickey was hoping for a word sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 26, 2015, 05:43:50 PM
Then send him in..

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GM CORBIN STANDS AND EXTENDS A HAND AS CLINT ENTERS

Welcome to Lincoln, Clint, how are you settling in?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 05:59:37 PM
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I am doing well sir, I just wanted to thank you for bringing me on board and giving me the chance to succeed. I am excited to be a part of this team and I believe that with me opposite of Hector, teams will have a real hard time knowing who to cover and how to do it. I believe I am going to really help this team.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 26, 2015, 06:13:29 PM
Clint, you've been here moments and already you've earned my respect. It's always a pleasure to have a player that wants to do well, and that feels they can bring a lot to the table.

I look forward to seeing you in action on the field. We'll definitely look at using you prominently alongside Hector to create the sort of trouble for oppositions that you're suggesting.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 06:17:39 PM
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I'll do my best to make my new city proud. See you later boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 26, 2015, 08:39:44 PM
Kiara, let's get the coaches in here.

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Just had a nice chat with Clint Dickey. I'd like him to be prominent in our depth chart, second only to Houser in the WR position, as I think between him and Houser we'll have a top-quality pair of receiving options for William to aim for.

Calkins is your call as to where he fits in the order. From what I was told, he's around the level of Griswold and Maestas, so add him to their rotation and let them get game time as their abilities dictate.

We'll play to our default gameplan: Mostly Starters with a Balanced tempo.

Are we all in agreement? Any further comments or business?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2015, 09:02:21 PM
YOUR COACHES AGREE AND HAVE NO OTHER COMMENTS
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 26, 2015, 09:06:39 PM
In which case...

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 08:38:41 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 27, 2015, 10:21:39 PM
Well, that was certainly interesting.. Just when we thought we'd finished with the competing quarterbacks our trade-received arm goes and makes his mark...

The big question in my mind is what do we have to do to catch a break?... Two perfect-ratings and some great numbers across the board, but we still lost.. And at home no less. The fact we lost is really the only negative I can see about the game, and from the looks of the stat sheet the issue was converting third downs as we only succeeded with a quarter of our tries. Fingers crossed that when I speak to the coaches this is an easy fix.

Hopefully we can find solutions in the next week, because I really don't want to be oh-and-two at home. Unfortunately for us Las Vegas also come in off the back of a loss, so they'll be as hungry as we are for the win to avoid falling too far behind early on. I do think we have the talent to succeed though, and that once we've had time to address the negatives in practice we'll be prepared to give the fans something to cheer about.

Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 10:31:15 PM
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Does Barnhart have a chance to start for you next week?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 27, 2015, 11:19:27 PM
While I'll admit that Bernhart put up some impressive stuff off the bench, William Brewster earned the right to be our first choice, so if he's cleared to play with no risk of injury accentuation, he'll naturally get first opportunity to take the field.

However, if we err on the side of caution, Barnhart could well get the call, or indeed play part of the game should we decide to try out William for a while before letting him rest and recover.

It's a tough situation to be in having a collection top-quality players all vying for one gameday spot, as someone generally has to lose out... Let's not forget we also have Earl Acker patiently waiting in the wings for his first HIFL snap, who would probably jump at the opportunity to show his stuff should we need to play a backup.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2015, 11:22:17 PM
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So Ackers has a chance too? This is a wide open race now then if Brewster isn't 100%
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 28, 2015, 03:53:32 PM
Like I said, it all depends on the extent of the injury and if William needs to be rested because of it, but yes, both Earl and Douglas will be given equal opportunities to take the field and impress in a reliever/replacement capacity.

This shouldn't be taken like our pre-season head-to-head though. While the primary alternate title is something that could later be a set role, for now it'll remain open to both as I'm a man of opportunity and reward. If you take the opportunities offered in the right way, you may end up rewarded down the line.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 04:45:33 PM
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Do you have a preference on who starts at QB the rest of the way? Houser only had 3 catches, do you think Barnhart or Ackers might get him more touches?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 28, 2015, 06:10:39 PM
One thing you have to remember is that Hector Houser is one of the most reputable receivers in the league, the sort of player that draws the opposition's best secondary player or even double-coverage. No matter who is throwing, those are situations which are going to be difficult to get passes through.

That is one reason we were excited to obtain Clint Dickey in the recent trade, as he gives us a second target to incorporate into the offense. Hopefully over the next couple of games we'll be able to start splitting opposition attention, which should allow Hector a bit more freedom.

As for who I favour at quarterback, I'm going to stand by the decision made to appoint Brewster our starter. His perfect rating prior to getting the knock shows that our choice was definitely a good one for the team, and I hope he continues in that vein of form.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 06:59:25 PM
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It's like we can't catch a break, Jacko.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 28, 2015, 07:15:26 PM
My thoughts exactly coach. Seems like we were doing everything right, but that it didn't come together for us on the scoresheet.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 07:47:41 PM
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Well, Brewster going down changed our play calling, so that didn't help. It was good Barnhart did well, but jacko, we gotta get the run game working better, Marchand only getting 58 yards and Hector only getting 3 catches were both surprises to me. Dickey being completely invisible might have been due to him not knowing our playbook yet and not being comfortable, but I'm sure they all improve as we get used to the flow of the team.

..but what are you doing stirring up extra controversy in the media, now all 3 of our quarterbacks think they have a chance to start for us in some way.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 28, 2015, 08:16:14 PM
So it's looking like our problems are lack of familiarity rather than anything wrong with the system? Any way we can help getting everyone up to speed with the play, or should we look at making small fixes to compensate for the issues?

As for the new "controversy".. The media was being the media, pushing their thoughts rather than listening to what I was saying...

The original point was that Bernhart isn't our only backup and that Earl would probably have something to say about being overlooked by the media as our other backup option. I guess I should have taken a harder line in emphasizing William is our number one and that our backups will have to wait and take the opportunities they're given.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2015, 10:34:48 PM
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Yep.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 29, 2015, 08:11:31 PM
Is it worth holding a meeting to address it? Or should we just let them use the hunger to take opportunities if they arise?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2015, 09:15:57 PM
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As a Japanese compadre of mine used to say...

I coach, you GM...

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 30, 2015, 09:15:24 PM
Indeed I do, I was just seeing your opinion based on how they reacted to the press conference.

I'll debate it while we continue our preparations, and make the call when I've had time to think and consider the outcomes.


To press on with business:
You mentioned the running game needing work and Dickey not knowing our system... Are we able to do anything extra to provide improvement, or even resolution, ahead of the game this week? Or is it a case of giving time in practice and letting it happen as and when it happens?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2015, 10:20:20 PM
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Practice makes perfect, Jack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on January 31, 2015, 07:09:31 PM
Then I'll stop taking up your time and let you get out to oversee practice.

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Kiara, the league IR report of week one lists Brewster as "probable". Did we get any further details on this from our medical team as to if he's playable or requiring to be rested?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2015, 10:56:25 PM
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The injury scale runs as follows mister Corbin.

Probable - the player is hurt, but will probably play, 75% chance here.
Questionable - the player is hurt and it is questionable if he will play, 50/50 chance here..
Doubtful - the player is hurt and it is doubtful that he plays, >25% to play here.
Out - The player is 100% not playing due to the severity of his injury.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 01:10:51 PM
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Time go head out to the field, it's game time Jack, I got it from here.


AUTO LOCK
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 02:05:14 PM
WEEK 2 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 02, 2015, 07:44:16 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

So.. Anyone see that big game this weekend, you know, the one with all the media coverage EVERYWHERE? Impressive, wasn't it? I'm sure the winning fans will be going on about it for months...

It's a shame I can't say the same about our fans here in Lincoln. We gave up ninety-two yards in a major drive late in the game that handed us our second loss to start the season, something that I'll be talking about with our defensive coordinator this week to see if we can make any adjustments in order to prevent any repeat. The game was in our hands and we couldn't hold out to secure the "W", which is made more frustrating after William had once again put up impressive numbers on the offensive side of the field to give us a great position late in the game.

I'd like to make a point of highlighting Clint Dickey's performance, putting up good yards and catching two touchdowns. I think we've seen this week that he's the ideal partner to Hector Houser at the wide position, providing a dual-threat that should give opposition defenses a hard time.. When you're looking at one, the other is likely to have time and space to work their magic.

As for what's next...

We're getting a change of scenery and playing our first away game of the season next week as we travel to Long Beach, a game that I see the ESPN News team has already taken interest in due to the Crawford versus Brewster matchup. I can't deny it's an exciting prospect to see the two do battle once more, although this time it's not about a place in the team, it's about getting the win. Sure, Steven will come in with a chip on his shoulder, but William was the stronger player in the pre-season and I'm sure he'll do us proud by getting us our first win on the board.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 07:54:13 PM
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Good work keeping the media's mouths shut this time Jack, even though we lost it late we played a strong Vegas team to the final whistle, I'm proud of our boys.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 02, 2015, 08:06:19 PM
The team did good, it's just frustrating to see a late drive do so well against us. Nice to see Clint putting up some good numbers on the board, no doubt down to some hard work in practice in getting him up to speed. That should put pressure on opposition to watch both him and Hector, getting us a divide attention-and-conquer to our passing game.

Like I said to the press though, I want the opinions of yourself and Mr Beast as our defensive-minded coaches - Is there anything we could have done differently to stop that drive succeeding?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 08:12:02 PM
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I think we should look at running either nickle or dime on 3rd and long and 4th in long, gives us more speed so we don't give up those 47 yard passes like we did on that last drive.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 02, 2015, 08:37:54 PM
Looking at how that adjusts the defensive setup it makes complete sense to take that advice, so let's make the change on our depth chart strategy information across both situations.

The other issue in our stats is the high sacks allowed. As far as I can tell looking at both games thus-far it's an issue across the o-line and not a single individual at fault, so at least that's something positive in-so-much as it's not one person letting everyone else down. Naturally it'd be nice to get a more solid protection, if only for Brewster's ribs, so I'm requesting we focus them on pocket protection this week in practice if possible.

To make up for last week's failure by myself to get us to lock-in (I apologise that out-of-office matters caught me up) I'm hoping to plough forwards towards being ready as quickly as possible... Any more business to attend to before we lock in and focus on practice?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2015, 08:59:58 PM
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We can definitely focus on pass protection boss, I've got nothing else we have to discuss, if you have other business to tend to.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 03, 2015, 05:11:17 PM
Nothing stands out to me as needing to be covered. I'd rather get another game under our belts before checking up with our captains on their takes on the start to the season.

As per usual we'll run MOSTLY STARTERS and BALANCED/NORMAL speed.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 01:33:36 PM
WEEK 3 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 05, 2015, 04:28:23 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Another week, another set of positives outdone by our issues... And once again the last two minutes is where the major problem lied.. Going in we were a score behind, with a chance to take the win, but we gave up two scores late that extended our winless streak. What frustrates me most is that we seem to be so close to getting it right, but can't find that final piece to bring it all together.

Full credit to our trio of rushers getting points on the board. It's good to see the run game finally clicking, given that it's supposed to be half our offensive power. Now we have to get both parts, passing and rushing, working at full-potential in unison, AND pick up defensively to cut down our points conceded.

I'd like to publicly put the team on notice. Next week we travel to Oakland to take on a team that's been strong thus-far, and I'm expecting nothing less than a win or we'll be forced to consider changes in our search for results. When I agreed to General Manage in Lincoln it was because I saw a team on the cusp of greatness needing that final push over the line, but over the last few weeks all I've seen is a team struggling to come together across the board.

It's time to step up and be counted. It's time to come together.

It's time to show Pride.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 04:36:34 PM
THE MEDIA IS BLOWN AWAY BY YOU STRONG STATEMENT AND THE METHOD IN WHICH YOU DELIVERED IT.  THEY GO BACK TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR RESOLVE, YOU EARN ADMIRATION FROM THE PRESS


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Well said Jack, the team is on high alert.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 05, 2015, 05:00:05 PM
There's only so long we could sit and wait for things to get better. Hopefully this provides the spark to bring everything together and put us on the right track.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 05:07:09 PM

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I agree, people need to get their ass in order. We are better than 0-3, damn it! 

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 05, 2015, 05:10:46 PM
That we are.

Any business we have to discuss this week, or shall I proceed to calling the captains in for their takes on the performance thus far?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2015, 05:13:44 PM
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Totally up to you, I got nothing new. 

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 05:38:51 PM
My only thoughts are on getting our scouting started, but I'll mull them over for later discussion.

Call in the captains.

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Welcome Gentlemen to our first team review meeting. This is a session where I'm looking for your feedback on the goings on thus-far, as well as feedback on morale and the like around the team.

Obviously oh-and-three isn't good enough, and I feel it unfair to put the blame on any single individual when all areas have both put up games of great performances and then failed to deliver in others. Like I said in the press conference, our main problem has been that things are yet to come together as the complete package.

So, from your perspectives: What is good? What is bad? What needs improvement? And what should we be proud of? And most importantly of all: How can we turn the poor start into a playoff-worthy performance?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 07:52:01 PM
FEELING LIKE THEY ARE ALL GM'S NOW, ALL YOUR CAPTAINS BEGIN TALKING AT ONCE.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 08:31:13 PM
GM CORBIN HOLDS UP A HAND

Whoa whoa whoa.. One at a time please... You'll all get opportunity to have your say..

How about we try again, and this time let's go around the room and each state our top points for positives, negatives and improvements.

GM CORBIN LOOKS TO HIS LEFT, GESTURING FOR THE ROTATION TO BEGIN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 08:47:58 PM
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Well positives are that Brewster has a 104.3 passer rating and is playing ok, but he's only geeting us 227 yards per game, Our pass game is ranked 10th in the league, which is bad. Part of me thinks it's because Coach don't know offense, he's a defensive guy, 100% 


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Our pass defense is dead last too, we're giving up 346.3 yards per game, so we can't pass AND we can't stop the pass...


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 09:03:08 PM
I'll admit I did hang us out to dry a little on offense with our head coach choice, but he was the available candidate that did best in the interview process. I was hoping our OC would be strong enough to cover the bases and compensate for his lack of knowledge, but maybe work is needed in that area to help Coach Freese get to grips with the attacking side of the game. I shall see what can be done there.

As for defensively, I agree that it's a number much higher than is helpful given our offensive struggles. From your perspective, where is the issue coming - players failing to make the plays, i.e. a personnel issue, or the plays themselves being poor, a strategy issue, or a third factor that's beyond our control?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 09:18:00 PM
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I think it would possibly help us to get out of our base defense on 3rd and long and second and long, maybe look at the nickle or dime packages for those situations same thing for when we are ahead with less than 2 minutes to go. Get more defensive backs on the field so we can cover more space. 

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
We should have been using the Nickel & Dime packages already for third-and-long, but I'll make sure to pass those notes on to our coaches as gameplan changes going into the next game. If it works, I'll know who to give credit to in the presser.

Is there anything else either of you wish to bring up as part of this meeting gentlemen?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 09:25:04 PM
YOUR CAPTAINS ARE SATISFIED WITH THE MEETING.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 09:45:51 PM
In which case you are free to leave. Thank you for your feedback and input into the next stage of our season.

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Can I get another private word with Coach Freese please, Kiara.

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Coach, there are two major points coming from our captains.

First, on defense we're going to extend our nickel & dime plays to be used across second, third and fourth and long, as well as final-two when ahead, in attempt to help drop our high number of passing yards given up. These changes will go into affect immediately, and should be made to our strategy charts accordingly.

Second, it's felt that your background being entirely defensive may be a slight hindrance to our offensive output. I'm not sure what the best method for countering that is, but I do have a few options in mind for you to consider... We could arrange for you to be brought up to speed on the attacking side of the game, be it internally through our OC Cobb or externally via whatever methods exist.. Alternatively, if you feel that getting to grips with the other side of the game is something you'd struggle with, we could shift the balance so that a mixture of our OC, Quarterback and offensive captain provide more input to the offense, thus allowing your perceived weakness to be covered.



And finally, after mulling over scouting in my head, I have a question: In your experience, is it better to scout the college players now, or in a few more weeks as their season rounds out? I don't want to start now only to discover half our interests are either joining another league or ruled out via other means, but equally don't want to be the only team with no names on our radar...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2015, 09:59:37 PM
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Jack, I am a defensive guru, that's what you hired when you hired me, I am not really into pursuing offensive knowledge, I prefer to just let the offensive coordinator handle that business. 

As for scouting I think we should get a start now, 99% of the prospects are open to joining the HIFL, but if teams didnt start scouting that number could have shrunk. I'd do a little scouting now, a little scouting later, jack.. 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 10:08:17 PM
Indeed I did coach, so I'll keep the onus on having our OC work with the attacking players.

I'll give the scouting prospects a look over when I'm a little less tired and send the initial names over via the internal private mail.

For now, we'll continue our Normal tempo, Starter-focused style. No game-specific gameplan changes, only the full changes to defensive formations previously mentioned.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 06, 2015, 10:09:24 PM
And I almost forgot, with that we

LOCK IN

for the week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2015, 10:15:55 PM
WEEK 4 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 08, 2015, 11:04:57 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM HOLDING A TRENT FRYER JERSEY, WHICH HE LAYS SO IT HANGS OVER THE FRONT OF THE ROSTRUM

I'd like to start by saying that our thoughts in Lincoln are with Tight End Trent Fryer, who I have been informed suffered a career-ending injury during our victory over Oakland. It's never a nice moment when an individual has his livelihood cruelly taken from him, so we at Lincoln Pride will be doing all we can to support one of our own in his time of greatest need.

CORBIN PAUSES FOR A MOMENT TO LET THE WORDS LINGER, THEN MOVES FORWARD WITH HIS ADDRESS

It's a shame that there has to be such a huge shadow around the Oakland game, as the team answered my challenge with the kind of performance we should have been putting up every week.

William threw his second perfect game, with our duel-threat wide targets Houser and Dickey catching three touchdowns between them, further showing that we've got ourselves a potent mix of talented players. The stellar attacking performance was rounded out by a rushing touchdown from George Page and the O-Line dramatically cutting down their sacks allowed. This all shows the Offensive side of our game coming together for the first time as a complete package.

On the other side of the ball the marked improvement in giving up less than three-hundred total yards was aided in-part by some great tactical suggestions by captain Ronald Ireland in a team meeting this last week, so full credit to him for his valuable input. From my perspective, everything they did this last week, from the low yardage allowed to the frequent stops of opposition drives, is a performance they can feel proud of.

Now we have to keep the momentum rolling as we welcome another one-three team to Lincoln. Pearl Harbor will be coming in off a GM change, although it remains to be seen if they'll have any time to instigate any influence over the setup. My main concern however is not with their changes, but rather with our consistency, and in maintaining our level of performance from this last week. Now I've seen first-hand what this team can do, I'll be expecting more of the same.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 10:26:51 AM
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Clearly the team will use the Amnesty Injury Clause with Mr. Fryer, but do you plan to seek a young replacement or an older veteran? 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 09, 2015, 11:15:18 AM
It's not about one or the other, it's about finding the best player we can to fill the vacancy, regardless if that's a veteran influence or a young player to nurture for the future.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 02:44:29 PM
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Do you believe your defense can force Jose Pruitt into another costly interception, he's shown a knack for throwing picks in the worst times, you're team has made 3 Picks over the first four weeks, do you see this as a positive match up for your defenders?   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 09, 2015, 03:29:01 PM
Any matchup has the possibility to become a positive one given the right preparation, but the recent form of the opposition is definitely something we hope to use against them to tilt the balance in our favour.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 09, 2015, 03:34:16 PM
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Good adjustments I'd say, Jack. 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 10, 2015, 11:46:26 AM
Hopefully that turns the tide for our defense and puts us on a more positive road going forwards.

I suppose the obvious question right now is have you spoken to Cobb about any potential Free Agents he'd be interested in to fill the vacancy left by Trent's forced retirement?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 06:05:46 PM
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I have, Jack, he wanted to know if you want a receiver or a blocker at TE, and does attitude matter? 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 10, 2015, 06:11:11 PM
A hybrid would be most useful in terms of providing us with options, but if it's an either-or then I'm easy either way so long as they can perform their role well.

Attitude only matters if they're going to be a frequent liability. We can deal with a small things now and then, but we don't want to get caught up in some major controversy that distracts us.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2015, 06:20:33 PM
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Hm, well ok then...

Zachary Orr?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 10, 2015, 10:42:02 PM
I shall get in contact with his agent immediately. We will reconvene when I have the contract signed.

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Kiara, Zachary Orr's representative on the line please. The most recent Free Agency Sheet says it's Eli Harris.

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Mr Harris, it's GM Corbin of the Lincoln Pride here.

I'm sure you're aware that our tight end Trent Fryer has been forced to call an end to his playing career, meaning a vacancy in our lineup for a tight end. Your client, Mr Orr, was recommended to me by my coaching staff as a player that might be ideal to fill that vacancy.

Would Zachary be interested in joining Lincoln's setup, and if so, what sort of numbers are we talking to make that happen?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 11, 2015, 07:57:46 PM
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1.5MM, that is prorated from the 2 mm we would want for a full season.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 12, 2015, 05:36:54 PM
We'll sign him for the remainder of this season for the 1.5M offered.

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Kiara, I'm not quite sure what the protocol on this is, but I'd like you to call Trent Fryer and let him know that his contribution to the Lincoln Pride has been appreciated, and that I will do my best to accomodate him if he wishes to look into remaining part of our organisation somehow.

While you do that, I'll reconvene the meeting with our coaches.

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Zachary Orr is signed, with the paperwork sent to the league. Do we have anything else outstanding before we lock in?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2015, 05:53:52 PM
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Nope, just note to start Orr if that's the plan..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 12, 2015, 08:49:35 PM
Certainly is the plan, so consider it a note.

We'll continue standard practice (Mostly Starters & Normal tempo) this week.

I'll also look to get scouting in ASAP. Outside life has been hectic, so I've not cut down the longlist of interests to a point where we can look at batch one.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 12, 2015, 08:50:06 PM
Almost forgot,

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2015, 09:14:51 AM
 
WEEK 5 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 14, 2015, 08:34:19 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE

Two-thirds of the way there.... That's what we are... Two-thirds of the way back to the middle and an evens on the record. I'd say I'm closer to satisfied with our results than I was a few weeks ago.

Once again the Pride stood tall, and hunted as one. We put up great numbers and managed to hold out despite a comeback attempt, which is something we can take satisfaction in.

However we're not done yet, we still need to win the next game to get our record to balance.... And what a game it is... The Nighthawks, in Alabama... The big dogs in their own yard. What a game it is, and what a story that would be.... The team down-and-out oh-for-three after the first three comes back to evens at six by beating the defending champions while on the road.

I'm not saying it will be easy, or even that most people will put us on the same page as the three-time champions... But what I am saying is that we have the heart and the determination to go in their and give our all, coming out standing tall and defiant that we're not done yet.



And to briefly address the media comments from Michael Griswold -  It was made clear when I took the job, or at least I hope it was, that my door is always open to players with concerns so we can find amicable solutions, so I'm a little disappointed this has gone public before coming to me.

However, any of you that followed the NBL will know I stand by home grown rookie picks, and that had this been brought to me directly it would have been resolved by now with him getting more time in order to maximise use of such a formidable talent. As it stands I will be reviewing our depth chart over the next week to see where any changes can be made.

I now open the floor to any questions.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2015, 11:22:37 AM
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You're teams passing game is 4th in the league, averaging 130 yards per game, you're taking on the #1 run defense in football as the Nighthawks are only allowing 80.4 yards per game, do you think your team can continue to successfully run the ball, or do you think you will need Brewster, Houser, and Dickey to step up and take on some of the extra load?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 15, 2015, 07:32:43 PM
Anything is possible in this crazy sport, so I'm not ruling out anything. We could be that team to finally crack their wall and show them as the fallible humans they are.

However, should we too struggle on the ground, I expect our entire aerial corps to step up to provide cover. Part of being an efficient team is to be able to adapt to the game situation, so I hope the Lincoln Offensive unit can adapt to whatever style we find most effective on the field.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2015, 09:07:34 AM
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Defensively, what do you expect to see against the Nighthawks?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 16, 2015, 08:06:41 PM
I presume you mean from our defense? If that's the case, I expect to see nothing short of their best, which is exactly what every player should be giving every week. It doesn't have to be spectacular play after spectacular play, but there should be a solid performance to give us a chance at taking the win.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2015, 08:17:02 PM
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Awwww hawwww
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 16, 2015, 11:15:57 PM
Slowly but surely the five-hundred comes back into view... Just got the biggest hurdle of them all to get over, the defending champs...

First order of business: Depth chart review. We're approximately one-third of the way into the season, so a little review of how things stand and any suitable changes with regards to performance should be considered. Who's under/over par right now? And is there any way to comply with Griswold's request that will benefit our attacking options? Would rather not lose a potential great just because he wants more opportunity.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 08:25:11 AM
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Tejeda is off to the best start of his career at LB, Cobbs has scored a sack in every game this season, but our corners have allowed some big plays, I think our defense is going to get better though jack, we do a lot of work with them, so I expect them to step up there games.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 17, 2015, 08:06:27 PM
That's good to know. The better we get, the more likely it is we can slip our way up the league towards the playoff spots.

A question for our offense-coordinator: The two TE-Set, does that have a preference for the run or the pass in it's sub-plays? While I'm looking at moving Griswold up to give him more time, I'm wondering if we could slip him in at TE in that set to get a little confusion on the opposition defense when a wide-out lines up on the line.
I'd also look at making him number-one for one of shotgun, Pro or spread to get him priority on a few plays. Thoughts there welcomed too.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 08:18:39 PM
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We could definitely put Grizz at the #1 spot in the shotgun, we'd still have Hector as a primary read from the slot, or put Dickey in the slot with Hector on the other side...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 17, 2015, 08:59:05 PM
I say we go Grizz #1, Hector in the slot for the Shotgun formation, which can be added to our charts now for all games going forwards.

From your interaction with him, will that cover his request for a top slot & more chances, or are we still going to need to consider more/a trade?

And furthermore, as a general question for you all, including you Kiara - Any other business on our to-do list this week?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 09:00:19 PM
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I think that will satisfy him, and no, we got no other pressing business...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 17, 2015, 09:09:13 PM
In which case, let's keep playing Mostly Starters at our Balanced tempo, which should bring us to LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2015, 11:08:13 PM
 
WEEK 6 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 18, 2015, 06:06:36 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Not quite... That's been the tale of our season thus-far... Close, but not quite. Falling just short of victory in our first three games, then pulling back two only to once again falter at the opportunity to bring our record to even for the season.

But I look at it this way: There are still over half the regular season games to be played... And in that time a lot can change. Look at Lincoln's past record... A six-ten record last season reached the conference semi-finals... Two seasons ago an eight-eight Pride got to the Impact Bowl final. All we have to do is make the playoffs and it's been shown that this team are contenders.

The goal now is simple, and for the first time, I'm going to publicly set a target: We need to make the post-season.

How do we get there? The players, the fans and the backroom staff come together and we make it happen.

So let's do something crazy... Let's beat the best in the East, and start the turnaround to rival Cinderella Pride of Season Three.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2015, 06:18:12 PM
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What is the plan going forward in regard to Christopher Marchand?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 19, 2015, 06:46:34 PM
The plan is to use his frustrations as motivation, not just for him, but for everyone here.

It seems like we're all a little down over our inconsistent form thus-far, which is an understandable feeling given this teams history as a playoff regular in recent years. However, like I said in my opening statement, we need to use our shortcomings and negativity to drive into a positive outcome - by both stepping up ourselves and encouraging others on to play like the team we want to be.

In the end it comes down to how much do you want to succeed?.. If the determination is there, then the results should fall into place.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2015, 07:28:43 PM
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Are you concerned with the dominant St. Paul defense and the threat they pose against your offense?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 19, 2015, 07:37:27 PM
Opposition strengths are nothing to be concerned about. Opposition strengths are things to gameplan for.

Sure, they're a strong force that could provide a stiff challenge, but if we look over the tapes of their games thus-far I'm sure we'll be able to find a few weaknesses to target. Even the greats can crumble given the right kind of resistance or pressure.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2015, 07:44:44 PM
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Well Jack, whats the plan?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 20, 2015, 05:54:06 PM
The plan is to stand tall. From my perspective, the 'Hawks have dominated the league for the last few seasons, so our loss to them shouldn't be something we get too worked up over just yet. We need to take what we can, and move on towards the Lynx.

Let's look at the press question as a good launching pad for discussion: How do we break their usually solid defense? I'd like both your take Coach on their weaknesses from your view as a defensive guy, and the opinion of our Offensive specialists on how they'd target them.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 06:28:32 PM
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They have no weakness. They are #1 in pass defense allowing only 161 yards per game, they are 3rd in rush defense giving up just over 100 yards per game, we need to find a way to run the ball, but we can't abandon our pass game, or they can clog the box and stop the run. They are a riddle in an enigma, jack
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 20, 2015, 06:44:39 PM
Damn... I was hoping you'd be able to pick a hole for us to work, but if you say we've got nothing as an easy-out I suppose it's going to have to come from grinding out a result.

Another way to look at it then - Do we change up our tempo to catch them off-guard, either by coming out fast to tire them, or slowing things down to disrupt their momentum?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 07:19:07 PM
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The more plays we have the better, grinding slowly against a top defense is right in their wheel house, I say we go guns blazing!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 20, 2015, 07:39:48 PM
Then for the first time this season, we're going to up the pace on attack.

Can't get too one-sided though coach... If we're going to find ourselves in a tough battle to score, we need to put up the same resistance to their offense. I trust you've got the defense ready to push for a shut-down retaliation?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2015, 08:30:20 PM
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That's the plan Jack!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 21, 2015, 05:37:19 PM
Awesome.

With this being week seven, please make the captains aware that next week we'll be doing a half-season review meeting as we head into the eighth of our sixteen regular season games. It'll be the point where we re-evaluate our progress, and set or amend both long-term and short-term goals.

Kiara, do we have anyone with requests for conversation? I don't want to unnecessarily pull anyone out for the sake of it if we're all content.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2015, 06:32:30 PM
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I'll let them know Jack!!




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Mr. Griswold is waiting to speak to you sir.





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Hello boss, just wanted to thank you for making some adjustments for me to get more chances to catch the ball.  I know I didn't do anything against Alabama, but you have motivated me to play harder and get better... I'm going to show you it wasn't a mistake.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 21, 2015, 07:50:46 PM
You made a bold statement in requesting a bigger role, but I'm glad that the opportunity you've been given has lead to added motivation. Hopefully your new-found drive can be a part of the spark that turns our fortunes towards the positive.

I'll make sure to keep half an eye on you, so if and when you make that big impact, it gets the recognition it deserves.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2015, 07:58:52 PM
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Thanks boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 21, 2015, 08:28:36 PM
If that is all, you're free to get back to preparations for this week's game.

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Kiara, is there anything, or anyone, else on our waiting list?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2015, 08:50:13 PM
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No sir, we are ready when you are.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 22, 2015, 06:54:37 PM
In which case, our gameplan this week is to use our STARTERS primarily, as usual, but to play with a more upbeat FAST tempo to disrupt the opposition.


Let's LOCK IN and get ourselves back on track.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2015, 04:10:30 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 24, 2015, 06:57:32 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Another week, another game, another set of mixed emotions. On one hand, the statistics suggest that we broke the Lynx defense more often than they're used to in putting up nearly four-hundred yards. On the other, they got two pick-sixes, and if you take those out, I'd be willing to say that the game might have been one we could have won.

As we look towards our week eight matchup it has to be acknowledged that after this game we're halfway through the season. The question is, do we enter the halfway point at two-and-six, or three-and-five. I see a big difference in those two records, with one a much more enticing prospect given our ambitions.

So when we take the field in New Jersey, I want each and every member of the Pride to know that the hunt isn't over... The fight isn't over... It's only just beginning.... And that we must make the metaphorical kill to put ourselves back on track for glory.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2015, 07:47:24 PM
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Griswold had his best game of the year with 5 catches, do you think he's coming along for this team?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 24, 2015, 09:51:32 PM
He's certainly showing the level of performance that was expected when he requested increased opportunity. I see no reason why he could not continue to grow and improve towards being a team-leading receiver down the line, hopefully with our organisation in the manner similar to our captain Hector Houser.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2015, 10:36:27 PM
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Your team has given up a league leading 26 sacks, which has been beating up William Brewster, do you think this team needs to evaluate options outside of the team for next season, or do you think it's a situation you can fix with the staff you have?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 24, 2015, 10:59:41 PM
I think it'll be a little bit of both to get the best solution. Obviously it'd be advantageous to us if we can make improvements in our current personnel to prevent that number from continuing to inflate over the remaining weeks, but we will also look at and consider the options out there, both in draft and free-agency, to ensure that this doesn't become a long-term weakness.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2015, 01:03:00 AM
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What does the future hold for Marchand and Page?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 25, 2015, 02:57:48 PM
That is something that will be discussed this week between the players involved, our coaches and myself. If the reports happen to be true, and Christopher does indeed wish to give priority to Page, then I'm more than happy to respect his wishes with the idea that Marchand acts as a mentor to the younger player. However, if the fire still burns strong, we'll find a way to integrate Marchand back into the rotation.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2015, 04:01:41 PM
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People are saying me and my brother shouldn't be head coaches because of these poor starts, jack. 

Hope you don't feel that way.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 25, 2015, 07:46:27 PM
While things aren't ideal for us, coaching is only part of the equation that determines results, so I'm not going to put the blame on you for our start to the season. The best thing you can do is hold your head up and prove the naysayers wrong.

Speaking of what people are saying, I'd like to make the Marchand business our first port of call if that's ok with you.

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Kiara, Christopher Marchand please.

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Christopher, there's been a lot of talk in the media these last couple of weeks about you, but instead of relying upon second or third-hand reports reports, I'd like us to talk man-to-man about things so I can hear direct from you your thoughts and feelings.

The floor is yours to say your piece.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2015, 09:03:52 PM
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First off, I want you to know I never went to the press with anything and I didn't realize the people I confided in would say anything to the press.

I just feel like the game isn't the same as it was when I fell in love with it.  I want this team to win and I think you have a better chance of winning with a hungry kid like Page in the backfield.

I'm sorry to let you down or look like a quitter, but I just don't really have the drive to do it anymore.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 25, 2015, 10:12:31 PM
I respect you for trying to keep the matters private. It's a shame that word got out, but nothing unusual in the modern age where people are all-too-eager to share what they know.

I also respect you for making a decision that I know can't have been easy. I do not see you as a quitter, but more as a man who believes his time has passed for one reason or another and wants to "pass the torch" so to speak, which is how it shall be presented from our side to the media. Naturally I shall honour your request and move Page to the primary position from this week.

As for yourself, I am aware you still have two years on your current deal with this organisation. How would you like to approach those two years? Are you looking to be moved, to retire completely, or to work-out the remainder by acting as a mentor to both Page and Kraft while they take up a position of greater responsibility?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2015, 10:43:28 PM
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If you have room for me, I'd love to help Page and Kraft grow as ball carriers..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 26, 2015, 05:23:15 PM
Then we shall honour your contract, allowing you to serve as mentor and adviser to them both. I will make sure the coaches are informed of your new role, so let them know if there is any way they can help you in helping them.

Your willingness to help out is very much appreciated.

Unless you have anything else you wish to discuss, you are free to go.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2015, 07:48:02 PM
HE LEAVES, FREELY
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 26, 2015, 09:06:11 PM
Kiara, before I get to the business on my to-do list, do we have anyone else wishing to see me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2015, 07:46:11 AM
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No.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 27, 2015, 09:42:13 AM
In which case, let's gather the captains and the coaches for the meeting I proposed last week.

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Before we begin, I'd like to bring up that I've spoken with Marchand, and that he has requested Page be our number-one back going forwards. He, Marchand that is, will stay on with us and act as a sort of mentor-coach to Page and Kraft, helping their development.

I'd like our depth chart updating to reflect this change, moving Marchand down to give Page first spot, and Kraft the primary backup slot.

Now for the real purpose of this meeting: It's the halfway point of the season. After this round of games, we'll have played eight of the sixteen games we're scheduled for. That is why these next two weeks, games eight and nine, are a point for major reflection.

We might have started two-and-five, but that doesn't count us out of anything yet. With the number of games left, we can still turn our luck around to continue this teams streak of playoff appearances. From what I've seen in recent weeks, that changing of fortunes might be closer than we think.

So, much like we did a few weeks ago, let's go around the room, and anyone with anything they wish to raise, be it tactical or personnel, positive or negative, can say their thoughts.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2015, 12:04:53 PM
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We still have good play from Brewster which is nice, but the poor guy is getting destroyed, 33 times he's been sacked in games, that's nearly 5 sacks per game. Marchand wanting to take a step back is probably good for us, if the team can get the run game going now, the run and pass need to compliment each other for us to be strong in the second half. 


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Our defense is still the worst in the league, I don't think it's something we can fix this season, but we need to focus on it in the off season, that is my opinion.


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I am speaking for all of us here coaches Jack, Dickey and our tackle Johnson are both expiring contracts, both are worth keeping in our books.

We need to find speed on defense at all positions, we're just too slow to catch some of these teams.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 28, 2015, 05:22:05 PM
Totally agree with the point on the sacks, which can hopefully be half-remedied by us getting a bit more on the ground. If the running game gets going, that should put a bit more fire in our o-line to keep the blocking strong.

If it doesn't, then I'll pair it with the defense as somewhere to look at come the end of the season for a potential overhaul.

As for the contracts, I will do my best to keep both Dickey and Johnson when I start the process of evaluating our final-year players, which for reference begins next week and will run through the remaining weeks. Want to get at least half a season's worth of our own experience before committing to any new deals, but your recommendations are top of the list to get sorted ASAP.

Do we have any further thoughts? If I may add my own I'd like to commend you all for your continued effort and support. While I may be the man seen as "in charge" of the team operations, I'm really just the cog at the top of the machine. And although things haven't gone the way I'm sure was expected, I truly believe that this start to Season Five is a mere hiccup for a team on the way to the top, and that we'll be back on track soon enough if we work together. Each little new bit of information you bring forward helps shape this team for the better.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2015, 05:58:46 PM
THE BRAIN TRUST OF THE TEAM ALL APPRECIATE YOUR FEELINGS AND ALL KNOW THAT THE TEAM IS ON THE UPWARD TREND, IF NOT FOR THIS SEASON, FOR THE LONG HAUL.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on February 28, 2015, 07:33:49 PM
If we're all done, we'll LOCK IN for the game with a FAST tempo once again, and using our STARTERS primarily.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2015, 09:15:48 PM
WEEK 8 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GAME, THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON, WHAT YOU'VE DONE RIGHT AND WHAT NEEDS TO IMPROVE.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 08, 2015, 02:53:49 PM
Eight down, eight to go. As we cross the midway point, it's clear we've got some work to do. Frustratingly, the majority of that work is unlikely to be possible this season, as recent backroom meetings have suggested our major weaknesses are the sort that need off-season adjustment to be truly effective, like increasing our defensive speed.

That's not to say we're a complete write off, as there have been some major steps forwards for our offense over the last few weeks. Our passing game seems to be finding a solid base to work from, while our rushing unit is adapting to a reordering which will hopefully make our attack more effective.

We'll not stop fighting until it's an impossibility to progress, but I think it's time we stop stressing over the little things and enjoy our football over the remaining eight weeks.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 08, 2015, 10:15:59 PM
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Who was is your first half MVP of the team and of the league? 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 09, 2015, 06:13:30 PM
Of the team it's difficult to say, but I'd lean towards William Brewster for his stepping up to make the QB position his own after years of being second fiddle. There has to be something said for playing through a few weeks with bruised ribs and still landing his passes on target. This does of course come with heavy assists for the wide receiver corps that keep getting free to make the catches.

League-wide I'll not be drawn into giving a complete answer as it's difficult to evaluate purely on the numbers, but given their form as tough to beat I'm sure any of the Lynx defense would be in consideration...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2015, 06:31:58 PM

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With 8 games to play, what do you predict your final record realistically being?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 09, 2015, 08:03:44 PM
With everything considered, under evens. Direct projection says four-twelve, but I'd like to see it better than a one-three ratio over the season, so lets say six-ten is a good result, matching last season's output.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2015, 09:51:22 PM
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  Leon baby, we know it's not been an easy first season, but we want you to know we are behind you.  We know you can continue to get this team going in the right direction for what you want to do, so just keep working to get better.


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The playoffs would be great as a 4 seed, but we told you when you applied this team was yours to mold and build for the future, so there is no pressure here, Mr. Corbin.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 09, 2015, 10:57:35 PM
Thank you both for your continued support.

I understand that it will be disappointing if Lincoln doesn't make the playoffs to continue it's run, so will continue to target the fourth seed while it is a possible finish for us. However, I also acknowledge that the team is going through a somewhat transitional phase as we build for the future.

After a recent meeting with the captains and coaches I have a picture forming of the next steps to get things where I feel they should be as we head through the remaining weeks and into the off-season.

If you have any questions I'm more than willing to answer them to the best of my abilities.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2015, 08:39:57 PM
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  We're good Leon baby, give 'em hell! We know you can do it!



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Well Jack, what's the plan?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 10, 2015, 09:09:09 PM
The plan I've got noted for this week is to look at the contracts of Dickey and Johnson with regards to signing extensions, but before that, we have our usual analysis of this past week and any adjustments that could be made.

From my perspective, we fell to bad third-down conversion this last week, so it's not a tactical adjustment as much as it is a need to reinforce the importance of making the plays that turn a game, such as the third down conversion that differentiates a punt from a field goal.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2015, 09:59:12 PM
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I think we could benefit from changing up the run/pass ratio on 3rd and short and 3rd and long, to better reflect what we want to do on those downs.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 11, 2015, 03:28:42 PM
That is also a viable suggestion.

For and-long I think the ratio should move to something more like 10/90 run/pass. That way we have the option to spring a surprise run if necessary, but focus on getting the yards through the air.

For and-short I'm torn. Our running game hasn't been completely effective, but I'd be willing to give it a chance. Let's look at 66/34 run/pass.

Also make the changes to our forth-and- options alongside the third-and-.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2015, 03:38:31 PM
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Sounds good Jack, hey just make it official on the lock ins.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 11, 2015, 09:55:19 PM
Will do.

If there's nothing else to cover at the moment, I'll get onto the contract negotiations.

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Kiara, can we line up the agents of Kenny Johnson and Clint Dickey, which, if the information I'm looking at is correct, should be Drew Leventhal and Steve Rosenhaus respectively.

Let them know I'm looking to talk contract extensions, and patch through whoever responds first.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2015, 10:38:09 PM
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Both inform me that they are not interested in extension until after the season during the exclusive rights negotiation period.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 11, 2015, 11:18:19 PM
Then we shall respect their wishes. Would have been nice to have something for the fans to get truly excited about, but that shall have to wait for now.

Do we have anyone waiting for a chance to speak or hoping to raise anything?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 12, 2015, 09:24:19 PM
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No sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 13, 2015, 07:24:19 PM
In which case, I shall reconvene with the coaches to prepare for the game.

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This week we make the following amendments to our run/pass ratio for both third and fourth downs:

When seeking long yardage, 10/90 run-pass.

When in short yardage situations, 66/34 run-pass.


Nothing else changes. Let's play a FAST tempo and use MOSTLY STARTERS.


If that's everything covered, then let's LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2015, 02:03:18 AM
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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 15, 2015, 07:40:20 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM WITH A SMILE UPON HIS FACE

Now that's what I like to see. Well, maybe not left so late to get the winning points, but that was definitely a performance we can feel content with. Not fully happy with, but content. And that's better than we can say for some of our other results.

The best news is that we're now ahead in the playoff race for the first time this season, securing the fourth birth outright in the current standings. I hope that this drives the players to build on the win, cementing our position, and in turn keeping hold of our spot. Reaching the postseason is what this league is all about as it's where the real best team is crowned, so I'm happy to be one step closer to that.

Our task isn't going to be easy, as the next round sees on-form DC visiting us. They've won four straight, something which should be commended, but it's a streak we look to put a halt to. I'm calling on all of our Pride to fill the stadium with a deafening roar, standing as one as we set forth to show the Cobras who the king of this jungle is.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2015, 08:05:15 PM
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I like our chances for an upset this week, Jack..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 15, 2015, 10:54:50 PM
You know what, so do I coach. All the adjustments are starting to nudge things in the right direction, and I sense an upturn of fortunes over the second half of the season.

What are we looking at from DC? One thing that sticks out to me is that while they have a winning record, they've conceded more points than they've scored... Is this a weak defense we can exploit if we get it right, or just a team getting lucky against them?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 16, 2015, 09:31:30 AM
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Their defense is pretty good actually Jack, but we are scoring the same as they are averaging allowing, so I think we will be ok if our defense plays well against their last place offense... We just have to stay focused.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 16, 2015, 10:58:26 PM
While we've not exactly had the best defense thus-far, I'm optimistic our players can continue to pile the woes on the DC Offense. Your call for focus is definitely something that should be brought up in practice, with particular stressing on the need to win their matchups to prevent any opportunities against us.

Another question comes to mind: How are the offensive players coping with the fast tempo we've been employing the last few games compared to how we started the season? Is it causing fatigue issues, or any problems with players not keeping up mentally?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2015, 09:39:36 AM
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Fatigue increases, but they are all doing well, no complaints.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 17, 2015, 09:55:47 PM
That's good to hear.

Do we have anything or anyone in our waiting list this week? Or can we get to locking in?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2015, 09:03:20 AM
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I'm too white to be your secretary Jack, I don't know who's waiting around where, I'm the coach.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 18, 2015, 06:17:47 PM
I meant from your perspective is there anything else we need to do with regards to team business or player conversations, but I shall take your response as a no.



Kiara, is there anyone with interest declared in having a meeting?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2015, 07:40:53 PM

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No sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 18, 2015, 10:47:56 PM
In which case we maintain our gameplan of FAST tempo offense preferring to play STARTERS.

As mentioned, ensure that playing with focus is part of our preparation and pre-game team talk.

With that we LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 31, 2015, 02:08:33 PM
WEEK 10 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on March 31, 2015, 09:27:39 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

I'd like to start by congratulating the team on keeping their heads and not panicking as the clock wound down. To secure a game-winning field goal with just seconds left on the clock takes a mixture of talent and composure, so full credit where it's due.

Now, for some numbers:

After the first eight games - Two wins, six losses.

Since the midway point - Played two, won two.

Honestly, I'd love to take the credit for the turnaround... To claim some big talk or tactical change has flipped our fortunes.. But in reality my part is nothing compared to the players going out there and making the difference on the field. Sure, both wins have gone to the wire, yet they're wins nonetheless, and have doubled our tally for the season.

Week eleven presents us with Orlando in a featured game. The big story here for us is that with a win we head into the final five intra-conference matches in a playoff spot. Not only that, but given the tough opposition of the Scorpions, we stand a chance of being two games clear... And it's not beyond reason to suggest that we could be tied on record with the Silverbacks as they take on the best team in the East.

That is all speculation though, and we can't get ahead of ourselves. The primary objective is to make it three wins in a row, improving our home record to evens, by beating Orlando.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2015, 12:43:46 AM
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Media was completely satisfied Jack, good job...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 01, 2015, 05:46:32 PM
I might join them in satisfaction as putting up our second win in a row is definitely a good start to the second half of the season.

I notice the league office has started revealing information about the expansion draft, so I will be using the next few weeks to draft up a protection list ready for discussion. I know that in the end I have to make final call, but I feel it only fair that all our staff is given opportunity to retain players that they feel are useful to the organisation.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2015, 05:53:47 PM
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Okay, Jack...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 02, 2015, 07:13:44 PM
As for this week though coach, do we have any notes you wish to discuss?


And equally Kiara, are there any individuals looking for meetings?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 02, 2015, 07:43:31 PM
THERE ARE NO PRESSING ISSUES OR PLAYERS LOOKING TO TALK SPECIFICALLY.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 02, 2015, 08:18:16 PM
In which case we press on with our schedule...

FAST tempo, STARTER-based play.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 05, 2015, 01:08:46 AM
WEEK 11 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 06, 2015, 04:22:09 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Wow... Just.. Wow... From a misfiring opening run to this recent three-game streak.. What a turnaround.

A good chunk of this success is down to our offensive prowess. As our lead arm, William Brewster, said to you after the game, we have a lot of options that can all make a play when called upon, which makes us difficult to match up to. No sooner do you shut down one target, we have another taking advantage of the situation. This offense is one I'm sure other teams will start looking at very soon, but I hope that we can keep it intact. Especially as they all seem to draw the best from one another.

Defensively we're looking to catch up a little to round our team out, but I'm still hopeful that this team on the verge of being written off is on it's way towards a positive season.

We return to the Western Conference this week against Tombstone, who sit directly above us in the standings. If we can match our recent form, then in four weeks we will have gone from outside-chance of a playoff spot to second seed in the West... I believe we can do it..

Pride stands tall... Pride commeth to make Tombstone fall.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 06, 2015, 07:57:08 PM
 
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Whats the secret to your recent success? 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 06, 2015, 08:36:12 PM
The secret is something that's impossible to steal - determination. Each and every member of our team has stepped up their game, leading to an overall improvement in our fortunes.

No gimmicks, no tricks... Just things clicking into place that were, for one reason or another, not quite gelling up to this point.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 06, 2015, 10:47:30 PM

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After seeing GM Apollo's rant in Vegas before his resignation, what do you think of the situation, and do you believe their is "too much" pressure on a sports GM to succeed?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 08, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
I'm not fully aware of the details on their end, so I'd rather not be drawn too much into commenting on his situation directly..

However, in the general sense the pressure depends entirely on the organisation. Some teams expect to win now and win big, others are happy for a GM to come in and take a little time to get things into the shape they want. That's natural.. But if my fellow GMs don't like the setup, or any part of it, then they need to speak up and let their voices be heard. I'm sure we all have our grievances with one thing or another, but nothing changes without action being taken.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 08, 2015, 10:34:42 PM
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We're giving these fans something to show PRIDE in.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 09, 2015, 08:56:44 PM
Indeed we are... And with a solid win too.. Things are looking good for the Lincoln post-season push.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 09, 2015, 08:58:47 PM
Question for you coach, how did Earl look out there to you guys in the few snaps he took? If I'm not mistaken his first major taste of HIFL action, so some feedback would be useful as to his future.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 09, 2015, 11:13:50 PM
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Not much for the quarterbacks, Jack, but I did hear the other coaches saying he showed good raw tools, they were happy with what they saw.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 10, 2015, 08:31:01 PM
I was hoping something had come along the coaching line to you, and it's nice to see it being postive. Ideally we can seal a couple more big wins to give him more time out there to strut his stuff and give us data to work with.

We lost narrowly to Tombstone in the season opener, so I'm sure the players are already fired up for this. I don't want to disrupt their focus without good reason, so I'll save my words for the team meeting I intended on calling next week ahead of the final quarter of the season as a progress/planning discussion.

Are there any points you or our other coaches wish to raise at this time?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 11, 2015, 11:08:20 PM
 
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Nope, sorry Jack, I got nothing.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 12, 2015, 07:48:50 AM
No need to be sorry coach.


Kiara, is there any other business needing attending to, or are we free to lock in?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 12, 2015, 08:50:00 AM

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whenever you are ready Mr. Corbin.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 12, 2015, 05:55:23 PM
In which case, let's keep this run going.

No change to our format. Fast tempo, Starters given priority.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 14, 2015, 11:40:27 PM
WEEK 12 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 15, 2015, 05:19:55 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Four weeks ago some people were starting to write this season off as a transition period... I'll not lie to you I was becoming one of them.. But that transition seems to have stopped. We've not just found our feet, we're sprinting along full-force. Four wins in a row and we're looking more and more like a playoff-contender by the week.

A lot of that has to be credited to our offense. I think this weeks ESPN News proved that we were right in giving William Brewster the reigns. With the number of great talents we have around him, when Will gets his rhythm going then there's little you can do to stop us. Sure, our running game needs a little work, but in the air I'd say we're probably one of the strongest teams going.

While that's all well and good, it's our defense that will be tested most this week. Vegas are a low-scoring team, which would be great, if we didn't have the highest points-allowed average. Ideally we'd like for their number to be the one determining the outcome, but we'll have to see if that is the case come game day.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 05:31:27 PM
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Your offense is white hot, as you said. 2nd in passing yards at 290 per game, 4th in total yardage, and you're still averaging 93.9 yards per game on the ground, good for 8th in the league in rushing; but with your defense not doing much to stop opposing teams, do you believe your offense can continue to "out gun" the opposing team each week, or are you expecting the defense to pull together for the stretch run? 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 15, 2015, 06:38:36 PM
The ideal scenario is the latter, with our defense digging deep to support our offensive efforts with solid plays of their own. This would ease pressure across the board and lead to a better atmosphere all-around with confidence riding high.

However, if that doesn't happen, I'm sure we can keep doing whats needed to make sure we have more points on the board than the opposition. Now we're on a roll, everyone wants to keep it going.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 06:47:36 PM
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Trevor Jose is on pace to eclipse 4000 yards passing this season, but he is also already nearing his career high in interceptions.  Do you think your defense can force some turnovers this week and slow down their attack?  Johnson had a 44 yard TD catch against you in week 2, and he scored two TDs last week of 80 and 70 each, bringing his total up to 9 on the season, do you believe your secondary can handle that assault?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 15, 2015, 08:14:42 PM
That is definitely something we'll look to target as a weakness in our preparations this week... Especially as getting interceptions would prevent any long touchdowns.

As to if I think our defense is capable, I definitely think the ability is there if we set our minds to it. Sure, we've not been as solid as some other teams in the league, but the building confidence around the roster from a run of wins is hopefully going to help raise everyone's game to the next level.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 08:27:56 PM
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Here we go Jack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 15, 2015, 09:34:22 PM
We've fought our way back into contention... Now to finish the job.

Do you have anything you wish to cover before the scheduled team meeting? Or shall we crack on with business and see what arises?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 09:49:29 PM
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Ready when you are, Jack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 16, 2015, 07:15:09 PM
So let's do this.

We'll start by talking to the team captains. I'd rather start small and involve the rest of the team later if needed than cause chaos now by getting everyone together.

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Gentlemen, I'd like to start by offering my congratulations. Four weeks ago we were looking at an embarrassing record that didn't reflect the abilities of this team. Now, with four games to go, we're able to sit here with smiles upon our faces at our ability to fight back... At your ability to fight back. It's through the hard work on the field, lead by the coaches and yourselves, that we've won four in a row and sit joint-second in the West.

But we're not done yet. The remaining games are going to be crucial. Each is a must-win if we're to secure the best possible position into the post-season.. But I'm sure you're all aware of that already.

The purpose of this meeting is simple: To make sure we're ready for those four games. Ready physically, mentally and tactically. I want to know your thoughts, your feelings and your opinions. Is there anything we could be doing better, and if so how? Is there anything you need to ensure the remaining games continue our run? And is there anything you've heard from anyone that needs bringing to my attention?


As always, let's go around the room to give everyone a chance to speak..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 16, 2015, 07:29:54 PM
EACH CAPTAIN TELLS YOU HE BELIEVES THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS THE RIGHT THING, AS IS EVIDENT BY THE WINNING STREAK
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 16, 2015, 07:44:22 PM
If we're all satisfied then this meeting is definitely going to be short and sweet.

To let you know: I will be seeking your opinions again at the end of the regular season. At that point it will be a mix of, results depending, playoff discussion and seeking of your free-agency re-signing priorities from your units. I will be giving you opportunity to have input into the team's future alongside our coaches to see if we all run on the same page to the same vision.

Finally, do you think the players need a "this is it/home stretch" team talk from me? Or would that be a distraction from the run we have going?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 16, 2015, 07:48:55 PM
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I think a speech would be good boss, it is after all the home stretch.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 17, 2015, 09:20:09 PM
Then a speech I shall make.

Gather the team, and I shall gather my thoughts.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 10:08:42 PM
LIGHT A PRIDE OF LIONS, THE TEAM GATHERS
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 17, 2015, 10:30:31 PM
Well done....

Well bloody done...

For eight games we were a team below our average, struggling to find our way... But these last four games... It's night and day. You guys have hit the ground running at exactly the right moment. While some teams fade away, we're getting stronger by the week. The Pride has woken up and the hunt is well and truly on. Each and every one of you can stand tall with a smile upon his face at how you continue to get better and better with each win.

But while we are riding high, we can't get complacent. Even the most skilled athlete can continue to learn and improve, so we must stay focused, for the job is only half done. Four games remain... Four games that could, nay, will determine the fate of this team this season.

Let me ask you.. What do YOU want from this season? An "almost made it"? A "good effort but try again next year"? Or to continue Lincoln's proud run of playoff appearances... And to set our sights on the one prize we're yet to claim...

Gentlemen, I believe the Impact Bowl is achievable. I believe when all is said and done we could be the best team in the league. But to get there, we have to keep moving forwards. We have to keep moving forwards and working together to be the team we know we can be. The Pride is a family, a brotherhood bound by it's loyalty. And you owe it to each other, you owe it to yourselves, to keep going out there with the ambition to be better than the last game, to give your all to the team, and to come away from the hunt victorious.

Are you with me? Do we stand as one, ready to march towards these remaining games with our heads held high, settling for nothing less than the best?

Stand tall, and roar it out loud...


WE ARE PRIDE... WE ARE ONE... WE. WILL. BE. CHAMPIONS!!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 10:45:37 PM
THE TEAM ROARS LOUDLY!  YOU FEEL A CHILL COURSES THROUGH YOUR BODY AS THE ENTIRE TEAM BEGINS TO JUMP UP AND DOWN, PUMPED UP AND READY TO PLAY!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 17, 2015, 11:17:33 PM
AMIDST THE MADNESS, GM CORBIN SLIPS A NOTE TO THE COACHES

"Usual strategy this week.. FAST tempo, STARTERS prioritised."

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 25, 2015, 02:09:17 PM
WEEK 13 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT AS WELL AS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE STORY ABOUT YOUR TEAM ON ESPN NEWS.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 25, 2015, 10:44:57 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

The second-longest active win streak in the HIFL rolls on... AND PLAYOFF FOOTBALL IS COMING TO LINCOLN!

After a ropey first half we smashed it in the second, securing a solid ten-point victory. While our performance defensively still left a little to be desired, giving up four-hundred-plus yards, there was more positives in our ability to stop crucial drives late in the game... Hats off to William Saunders pulling off both an interception and a sack in the dying moments of the game to prevent a late comeback.

While we've now secured our passage beyond the end of the regular season, we're not going to let up for a second. We owe Crawford and the Mermen for the defeat in Week Four, so when they make their trip over here to Pride Rock they better be prepared for the improved Lincoln Pride... An improved Pride that's looking to usurp their top spot in the West...

The hunt goes on... The streak will continue...

The Pride will come out on top..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 25, 2015, 11:21:26 PM
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Any concern that your fans might be welcoming to their former star QB? 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 26, 2015, 06:41:55 PM
There's no reason to be concerned about respect. Steven Crawford did a lot for this team in his time here and I admire him for that.. He's a quality player that helped this team to some successes... However, when we decided that William Brewster was the better fit for the vision of the team going forwards, Steven requested to be traded away in order to preserve his role as a starter. I don't hold that against him and the fans shouldn't hold it against him.

Now if the welcoming nature is such that our own fans turn upon the team.. Their team.. Then that's a different story... But I believe that respect and support are two different things. When it comes down to it, I'd like to believe that we'll have a stadium full of Pride fans roaring in support for their local team.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 26, 2015, 06:45:00 PM
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Do you believe that Page can exploit the weak run defense of Long Beach, and if so do you plan to up your amount of runs?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 26, 2015, 07:47:15 PM
While I tend to stick to a rule of not publicly discussing tactical matters, we'd be remiss not to act upon any weakness our opponent presents.

I have faith in Page to make the most of his opportunities, regardless of the number, to put pressure on the opposition defense... And I have faith in the coaches to call things right during the game to make sure that if opportunities are there, he can take them.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 26, 2015, 08:11:48 PM
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Might be our most important game of the season here, Jack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 26, 2015, 08:21:10 PM
Each game since week eight has felt that way, but this could most certainly be the game. I saw what the media has said about some of our recent wins being against easier opponents, so let's show that we can knock out the big guys just as well as the little guys.

I know it's not your area of expertise, but have you heard or been given any information from Coach Cobbs to suggest that the media's "increased run game" could work to our advantage? We seem to have better success with our passing than rushing to this point, but I'm willing to mix things up if it'd help.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 26, 2015, 08:23:48 PM
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Well their defense is good against the pass and bad against the run, so it might be a good idea to add some more running to our attack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 26, 2015, 08:47:18 PM
Noted Coach. I'll keep that in mind to add to our gameplan sheet when we lock-in this week.

That covers my initial business this week. Before I move on to any further points, is there anything you have that you wish to raise?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 26, 2015, 08:49:34 PM
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Na, I got nothin' special
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 28, 2015, 10:23:49 AM
Noted coach.


Kiara, do I have anyone in waiting for a conversation?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 28, 2015, 10:24:36 AM
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Only the man delivering our office supplies.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on April 29, 2015, 05:59:09 PM
If it's about the printer ink I already told his boss that our office crew can change it themselves...



With no pressing team business, I say we focus our efforts on game preparation. Usual system input from me: STARTERS playing FAST tempo. It should also be noted that we'll running higher rushing percentages on first and second downs, around 60% rush/40% pass, for this game only to target an opposition weakness.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 30, 2015, 06:33:33 PM
WEEK 14 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND WHAT'S NEXT AS WELL AS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE STORY ABOUT YOUR TEAM ON ESPN NEWS.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 05, 2015, 04:43:40 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Let me start by addressing the article upon us that came out this week... Regardless of home or away fans making the MVP chants at Crawford, I think the players are a little peeved off at our supporters this week. If it was away fans, why where they not drowned out by home noise? If home fans, then I can understand the upset at being turned upon by our own supporters. While I agreed that respect was due and should be shown, it seems that was taken too far and has caused disrespect to Lincoln talent.

I look at it this way... If we assume the noise WAS Lincoln fans like speculated.. Had Crawford's touchdown just knocked Lincoln out of the playoffs race, would the fans be so happy with him? Plus, given the same level of support and respect, I'm sure William Brewster, a Pride man through-and-through, could achieve the one thing Crawford never managed here... An Impact Bowl.... AND all while being a Pride man through-and-through. Let's not forget that William had to sit on the bench after being drafted NUMBER FOUR by this organisation.. His passion, determination and loyalty to Lincoln certainly has to be admired and respected. Hopefully this is reflected in crowd responses going forwards.

As for whomever the anonymous comment was, I implore you to make yourself known to me in strictest confidence so we can discuss this situation in more detail.

Now I look to focus upon the Oakland game, which we ideally need to win in order to secure the best possible playoff spot.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2015, 09:40:00 PM
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Sir, Timothy Cobb is here to see you.



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Boss, told Coach I needed to talk to you.  He said he didn't have anything to talk about anyways, so yeah...

...I'm the one who talked to the press, just wanted to talk to you like you said in your press conference.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 06, 2015, 01:41:54 PM
Well, Timothy, I respect you for coming forward so freely.

I fully understand your concerns about the chanting at our recent game. I too was frustrated that it may have been Lincoln's own fans making the MVP calls. Appreciation of a former player is one thing, but, if it was Pride fans behind it, this was too far.

Unfortunately, it seems that same appreciation wasn't equally shown towards our current crop, the players giving their all for the team, as shown by your response after the game, and the visible annoyance of William Brewster on the sideline at the time. This saddens me as it leads to folks like yourself, hard-working and talented players, feeling undervalued.

While you mentioned wanting out when your contract expires, I'm hoping that was just heat of the moment as personally I'd love to keep you here as part of the Pride organisation. Given time I'm sure the fans will start to respect the goals and ambitions we have to improve this organisation towards a goal of being HIFL Champions.

That's my piece said.. So I'll invite you to give any response and to let your feelings be known. Like I said to the press, anything said in this room will not be spoken of outside this room.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2015, 11:39:34 PM
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I admit, I did react out of passion in the heat of the moment, but the fans have turned me off to them none the less.  I like you and my teammates, so I am going to consider a contract extension in the off-season, but I am going to test the market, in case a better offer does come along, unless these fans do something to show me they aren't as bad as they appeared to be last weekend..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 07, 2015, 06:18:55 PM
Your honesty is admirable. Thank you for being straight with me on your intentions. We will most certainly be one of the teams making offers in that situation.

I will make sure to target fan support into the playoffs and beyond, as I want all players here to feel valued. On your part, as with all our players, keep up the hard work and it'll make it easier to show the fans you are all potential icons they should cling to.

Unless you have anything else to bring up, you're free to return to practice.

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Kiara, before we lock-in this week, can I get a check on how much PR funding we have left in case I want to create any playoff fan events.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 07, 2015, 10:48:30 PM
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League records show us at 3.5MM remaining in PR sir.


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 08, 2015, 06:55:46 PM



#AUTOLOCK
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 08, 2015, 08:50:22 PM
WEEK 15 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA REQUESTS A STATEMENT FOR THE WEEK, BUT IN THEIR ANXIOUSNESS FOR THE PLAYOFFS THEY WILL NOT BE ASKING QUESTIONS, HOPING YOU MAKE THIS LAST WEEK OF THE REGULAR SEASON VERY QUICK.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 09, 2015, 09:21:37 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

Right, I'll keep this quick as I'm sure we'd all rather be getting on with preparing for the playoffs...

This last week was, quite frankly, below par for our second half of the season. It shows we're going to have to up our game again if we hope to make it through the first round of the playoffs. However, I might be alone in thinking this, but I'm kinda glad we're going to be facing away trips, as our record on the road has been better than our record at home.. So while not ideal, we can definitely take a positive.

Before we get there we have week sixteen to get through. I'm not quite sure if we're fortunate or not to have the Predators this week. It's not a playoff opposition, so it's not going to give us a marker, but at the same time, it won't be as demanding upon us as the Oakland-Tombstone game will be on those two teams.. All I will say though is that we'll look to end strong to put ourselves in a good frame of mind for the post-season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 09, 2015, 10:00:49 PM
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It's time to end this season the way Scar ended Mufasa, Jack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 10, 2015, 08:01:47 PM
Indeed. Swift, ruthless efficiency is the order of the day.

So let's not waste time. I've got one question on my agenda: Who plays this week? To me the smart play is to send out the backups to prevent the big names getting injured before the playoffs, but equally I could see our stars wanting to get the momentum behind them against the supposedly weaker opposition.

What I will request though is that, as this game isn't going to change anything, it might be worthwhile giving our two backup QBs greater game-time in order to gauge their value to us heading into the offseason, specifically which of the two we protect in the expansion draft.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 10, 2015, 09:48:58 PM
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Right Jack, I think we rest our players to prevent injury.  I'd say switch the strategy to mostly backups.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 10, 2015, 10:13:39 PM
As I suspected then injury prevention is the top priority. Let the depth players know this is their opportunity to impress.


To confirm: BACKUPS prioritised under our usual FAST tempo.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 01:04:09 AM
PLAYOFF WEEK 1 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA AWAITS YOUR REACTION TO THE END OF THE REGULAR SEASON, YOUR ESPN NEWS STORY, AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 13, 2015, 05:34:58 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM

A good win to end the season with. While the game didn't matter in the grand scheme of things, it's nice to see the players giving it their all to make sure we end on a high.

Now things get really serious as there's no more next week to fall back on. To use the classic cliche, it's win or go home, and nobody wants to get this far only to watch the big games from the sofa.

A big positive for us is having the first game on the road. For most, that's a disadvantage, but for us it's probably better, as we've had our best results away from Lincoln. The big negative is it being the Mermen, a team we're yet to beat... I stress the yet. When the playoffs roll around you can throw the regular season logic out of the window, especially with the Pride.

Look back in your history books. Last time Lincoln made the playoffs after and eight-eight season they made the Impact Bowl. This time, I'm expecting the players to go that one step further. William Brewster has publicly declared that he's hungry to prove himself and secure the biggest win of the season, and he's not the only one in our midst that holds that view. The players want to go all the way, and they want to start it by finally beating Long Beach.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 08:18:25 PM
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Any tactical changes to the gameplan heading into the playoffs?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 15, 2015, 09:45:18 AM
I'm going to stick to my policy about not discussing details in public, but I won't rule out making adaptions in order to aid our chances of progression.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 08:27:26 PM
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Do you expect a large number of your home fans to travel to Long Beach to support the team, or are there concerns that any traveling Lincoln fans could be going to cheer on Crawford instead?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 16, 2015, 10:12:16 AM
I'd love to see a large number of the Pride out to support their team, helping us take that step closer to the Impact Bowl with undivided appreciation. I encourage those making the trip to remember that if Crawford wins he won't share the victory with us here in Lincoln, he'll take it all for Long Beach... So you want to support him, sit with the home fans and become a Merman. If you want to take PRIDE in your team, PRIDE in your city, PRIDE the players still here giving your their all, then make sure you're roaring in support of Lincoln..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 16, 2015, 10:35:40 AM
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Right Jack, it's playoff time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 17, 2015, 04:20:06 PM
That it is coach. Time to go big and fight for our lives.

I'm thinking that we hold a coaches and captains tactical meeting, then a big team meeting for a pep-talk to get everyone fired up.

Before that though I'll give you opportunity to raise any points you wish to raise now so as to get them covered.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2015, 08:17:34 PM
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Nothing from me, I'm guessing our meeting will basically come down to you deciding what we need to do..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 17, 2015, 10:06:37 PM
Indeed, which is why, if the notes are still available, I'd like the group consensus from our coaches and captains on their takings from the previous two meetings with Long Beach. I can look at statistics all I like, but that will only get us so far compared to the actual feelings from those involved. Then, with the two sets of information combined I'll be able to put together any changes that need making.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2015, 10:21:07 PM
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The general consensus is that with our last two games with Long Beach it is clear we are the under dogs, we have to play a perfect game to beat them, and we need our pass defense who are near the bottom of the league in every category to step up and stop Crawford.  Our defense isn't good, one of the worst in the league and we need to have Brewster and his arm lead us to victory.  Page should have a good game due to Long Beach's inability to stop the run, but we have the #3 pass game in the league and we need to use that to our advantage..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2015, 10:21:26 PM
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...Jack
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 17, 2015, 10:27:08 PM
So we rely on outscoring them rather than stopping them. It won't be pretty, but hopefully we can make it work for us.

Thank you for the input coach.



Kiara, have we had any requests for discussion? If not, call the team together and we'll roll on with the prep-talk.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2015, 10:30:32 PM
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I just want to suggest before you lock us in that we consider going to the spread on second and long and maybe look at making Dickey, Griswold, or Page our primary option in this game, since Houser will be getting the most attention.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 18, 2015, 03:34:16 PM
Thanks Coach. Will definitely take the suggestions on board and include them in our lock-in sheet.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2015, 03:47:19 PM
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No problem, boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 18, 2015, 08:08:21 PM
Kiara, once again we'll go round... Is there anyone else in waiting, or can we proceed to the team meeting?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2015, 08:22:45 PM
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Oh, I thought Coach covered the meeting already.  ...Oh well, we can do the meeting now.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 19, 2015, 04:10:30 PM
I'm talking the full-team prep-talk rather than the tactical discussion.. I'd assumed the discussions thus-far covered our tactical input.

Gather the players and I'll work out the final details of my speech.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 19, 2015, 06:28:58 PM
THE TEAM ARRIVES, LOOKING HUNGRY TO BE MOTIVATED BEFORE FEASTING ON MERMEN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 20, 2015, 03:20:34 PM
Gentlemen, this week, our season begins anew. The past sixteen weeks, all the ups and downs, successes and failures, are in the past. They've gone and we can't do anything to change them. I won't take anything away from the fight you put up to secure us the opportunity at the championship, but that fight was only the beginning, and it won't make a difference to the future.

You see, all that matters at this very moment is the game before us. Win, and we continue our journey. Lose, and we've come all this way for nothing. All that hard work, all your hard work, will have been for only the slightest glimpse of the big time. But I don't want to just peek around the curtain.. I want us standing tall at centre stage.

Now it won't be easy to take the next step. We've lost twice to the Mermen already this season, which has lead to a lot of people out there writing us off, saying we stand no chance. We have to prove to them, and ourselves, that when push comes to shove, we can do whatever we damned well please... And that includes fighting for our lives as the underdog.

If I may talk tactics, this is a game of two sides. I don't mean us versus them. I'm talking offense and defense. Each side has a part to play, and each side needs to play their most perfect game for us to have success. We must support one another, both in terms of off-field motivation and on-field performance, to ensure that any weaknesses on the night are negated by greater strength on the opposing side of the ball. You all have a part to play, and will all be responsible for the outcome.

Earlier today I was through the team archives, looking for some guidance from the past, and felt inspired by the Season Three Pride. Against all odds they fought from a position not dissimilar to ours all the way to the Impact Bowl. Let their success guide you, motivate you and empower you to emulate their success, and to go on to greater glory.

Let's keep the dream alive... For the fans, for the backroom staff, for the coaches, for me... And most importantly for yourselves... Let's drown the Mermen and show them that  Pride doesn't come before a fall... Pride IS their fall.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2015, 03:24:55 PM
THE TEAM  LOOKS HUNGRY AND MOTIVATED, READ TO FEAST ON MERMEN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2015, 05:07:58 PM
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We have 23 minutes to to lock in sir..

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2015, 05:42:36 PM
AUTOLOCKED
[COACHES DECISION ON ALL GAME DECISIONS]
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2015, 11:17:17 PM
PLAYOFF WEEK 2 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA AWAITS YOUR REACTION TO THE END OF YOUR PLAYOFF RUN.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 21, 2015, 01:59:22 PM
GM CORBIN STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM. HE TAKES A DEEP BREATH THEN BEGINS HIS SPEECH:

So close and yet so far... That seems to be the tale of our season... Being good, but not quite great. Once again it was a late-game score costing us victory, which is possibly the most disheartening way to be beaten.

I'll take nothing away from the players though, they gave us their best. It was through their hard work that we even made the playoffs in the first place. I can definitely see the makings of a solid foundation to build upon, which should serve us well going forwards. With the right work during the off-season we should be able to come back even stronger and continue the team's run of Playoff appearances, hopefully next time with a more favourable result.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 21, 2015, 02:23:24 PM
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How would you grade your performance as GM this season, use a letter grade, and elaborate.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 21, 2015, 02:59:09 PM
That's probably something you should ask the other staff here and my bosses, but in my opinion I'd say I score around a B-Grade level. Like the rest of the team, I've done well in places, but have a few areas I probably could have done better in, and despite learning a lot about how the HIFL works, there is still some things I feel I need to get to grips with.

For example, while my man-management might not have been perfect, I did make a point of keeping everyone involved in processes, meaning our development and tactical improvement is tailored to best fit our abilities.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 21, 2015, 03:12:21 PM
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Two questions...  What was the highlight of the season for you.. and secondly, If you could change one thing about this season, that does not include "winning more games" what would you change?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 21, 2015, 03:31:29 PM
The highlight has to be the run of five unbeaten games, Weeks Nine through Thirteen, that completely turned our season around. Each win gave us more confidence to go out and get another. That entire run is something we can be proud of and should look to take from when preparing for next season.

As for what I'd change, I'd probably say our overall defensive performance. Given the nature of our strong aerial threat going forwards, with a bit more stopping power I think we'd be on our way to the Impact Bowl.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 21, 2015, 03:38:03 PM
 
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Any changes to your coaching staff moving forward, and with Travis Freese leaving Las Vegas for the APL to be with his family coaching Boston, do you fear your own coach being lured back to Boston as well?
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 21, 2015, 08:13:02 PM
The team's future will be decided after several discussions over the next few days. There's a lot of consultation to be made on how everyone fits into the vision of the team, and how the team fits in to everyone's visions. I'm not going in looking to change for the sake of it, as I feel we've got ourselves a good base setup, but will remain open to tweaks if it prevails as the best option.

As for Coach Freese: with playoff football being the focus I've not given the APL situation too much thought. However, I will be sure to sit down with him to talk through his plans and desires. His defensive knowledge is outstanding, so naturally we want to keep him around to lead our restructure, but if his heart lies elsewhere we won't prevent him from rejoining his family.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 21, 2015, 10:04:27 PM
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Leon baby, what year!  I know it ended earlier than we had hoped, but WOW!  What a passing attack we have now, and Page looks like a future star for us as well!  I love what you did with the place!


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Mr. Corbin, what a wonderful season we had! We are proud to call you the leader of the PRIDE!


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 22, 2015, 05:46:23 PM
Thank you both. We're definitely heading in a good direction and have half our team where we need them. Just need to focus on fixing our defensive weaknesses this off-season, which, fingers crossed, should put us in an even better position next season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 22, 2015, 06:25:48 PM
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oh we agree Leon Baby, Totally agree!

So here we go, here's a check for $3MM to add to our PR budget, that should let you do more scouting, or even maybe use some of it in a trade to get more picks... but it covers the cost of the Scouting Combine plus some other scouting!

Make us proud Leon, this City loves you!

We'll talk again before the draft!


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 23, 2015, 03:59:03 PM
Thank you again.

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Kiara, I want to get straight to talking to our coaches about next season so we know where we stand.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 23, 2015, 04:15:18 PM
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Well Jack, here is where I stand.  I am under contract for one more year here, but I already know that when my time is up, I am headed home to Boston.  If you want to mutually part ways now, I will re-sign and you will be off the hook for my money, but if you want me to stay I'll stay since I'm under contract... It's up to you.


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I like what we have on offense, I like our direction, and I believe this team has the tools for me and for us to succeed. I am committed to this team.


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We struggled on defense but I believe I can improve our team and we can add more talented players to our roster on defense, I am committed to this team as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 23, 2015, 07:25:06 PM
Coaches Cobb and Beast, I'm glad to hear that and look forward to continuing our work together.

Coach Freese, like I said to the press, while I'm not going to stop you heading to be with your family, I'd ideally like to use your expertise to help our efforts to improve our defense next season with the end goal of making the Impact Bowl. So really my question to you is this: Do you think you'd be the best man to coach this team next year?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 23, 2015, 08:49:50 PM
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I'm a coach, of course I think I'm the best for any job.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 24, 2015, 07:55:09 PM
Then I should like to keep you on to finish the job we've started in building this team up. You will naturally be allowed to leave at the end of your contract, however, with no renegotiation on our part.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 24, 2015, 09:47:49 PM
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Alright Jack.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 25, 2015, 04:18:34 PM
Thank you for your cooperation Coach.

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Kiara, is there anything else we need to take care of before the impending Free Agency period? Or are we safe to lock in and start preparations for that?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 25, 2015, 05:34:28 PM
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We are safe sir.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 26, 2015, 02:34:13 PM
Then we shall LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 29, 2015, 10:59:53 PM
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GM Corbin, we have 5 players we are currently allowed to extend contract offers to...
William Brewster - QB
Clint Dickey - WR
Jerrell Lucas - DT
Timothy Cobbs - DE
Ronald Ireland - FS

If you have already offered them contracts, we will momentarily get a status update from their agents...

Our unprotected players are still our responsibility until they are drafted, unless they are already free agents, so our current projected cap space is 12.50MM with 18.75MM 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.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 30, 2015, 06:28:40 PM
Before I get to business Kiara, a quick question:

What's our remaining S5 PR figure? I'm more than happy to make sure it's used, but don't want to overspend.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 30, 2015, 07:00:34 PM
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We have 3.5MM + 3MM (owner bonus) = 6.5MM,

I suggest we save some of it for the combine and other post-combine scouting, but it is your money to use how you please sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 31, 2015, 11:13:01 AM
I was indeed looking to spend some, if not all, of it on the combine. Thank you for the figures.


[GM CORBIN MAKES A NOTE OF THE NAMES & AGENTS OF HIS EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION PLAYERS FOR QUICK-REFERENCE]
Scott Forest - William Brewster (QB)
Steve Rosenhaus - Clint Dickey (WR) & Timothy Cobbs (DE)
David Ames - Jerrell Lucas (DT) & Ronald Ireland (FS)


Kiara, send out feelers to the agents of Dickey, Cobbs, Lucas and Ireland with regards to if they're looking at negotiating extensions for their clients.

And while we wait for replies from, I intend to start with Scott Forest to discuss keeping our lead Quarterback William Brewster. Can we get him on the line please?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 31, 2015, 01:14:42 PM
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Hello GM Corbin, the QB Market is a lively one, let's talk figures.  Where do you think Brewster stands in the QB pecking order in this league?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 31, 2015, 07:29:24 PM
Honestly, I see him as a potential great. He's only had one season as the starter, but I already get the feeling we can do great things together if we keep all the offensive pieces in place.

With that in mind, I'm looking to keep him in Lincoln with a respectable contract, albeit not bank-busting to give us room to keep the other pieces needed to secure our team's success. I do think, however, that a good PR deal will be required to put his good name out there as one of our stars.

What say you, do those ideals match your requirements?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 31, 2015, 07:44:06 PM

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We need to hear an offer...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on May 31, 2015, 07:56:39 PM
Given his rating compared to other Quarterbacks in the division, and the current contract values out there, I'll pitch this as offer #1:

3 years, 6 million, 3 million in PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 12:46:52 AM
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We are definitely a ways apart.  We are looking for 11MM per season on a short deal.  If we go longer term we'd be looking for 13-15MM, but the 3MM PR is perfect.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Corbin on June 01, 2015, 02:09:45 PM
I apologise there, seems the original league records hadn't been updated which put my figures out.

What's the "long" and "short" year options then?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2015, 09:30:05 PM
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1-2 years

and 4-6 years
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2015, 12:19:17 AM
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Excuse me sir, but Clint Dickey has signed with another team.  We missed our chance.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2015, 07:17:05 PM
 
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..and apparently William Brewster has too.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 01:18:54 PM
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It is with a heavy heart I announce that GM Leon Corbin is stepping down from his position as General Manager due to what we are going to only describe as "Personal issues." 

...We here at Lincoln love GM Corbin and wish him nothing but the best in this trying time.  Thank you for your service to this team Leon, you will always have a home here in Lincoln.




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The Lincoln Pride are now in the market for a new General Manager, the offseason may be tough, but we still have quality players and a friendly ownership team looking to improve.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 01:24:36 PM
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Mr. Meer, Mr. Whart, salutations.

I am the one known as That Strike Guy. You might be familiar with my podcasting work over the years for leagues such as the FBL, NBL and even a little bit of HIFL alongside my distant cousin, Primo Pancho - who likes to remind me daily of the fact he's the brains and talent of the operation while I'm just an advocate for him.

Nevertheless, the HIFL has been taking the world by storm and there's a lot of interest here. But often enough, I hear from many around the world that even though I complain about certain team moves and such, that I wouldn't be able to do what these GM's can do. And there's been a nagging part of me that wants to prove that I can run with the other big boys and girls that I tend to criticize and nitpick on a podcast by podcast basis. Talk the talk, walk the walk kind of thing.

I think Lincoln had some great success near the end of the season that can be built on, even with some heavy losses during this exclusive signing rights phase. We play our cards right, we can continue to build our Pride here and bring it to greater heights.

Of course, I'll take any questions you have.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 01:57:53 PM
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First of all, what do we call you?  GM Strike Guy?  Hmmm ok, I like that.

We have offered this position to GM Reya, full disclosure, but who knows if she is going to take the offer to come live in the land of Hakkuna Matata instead of the meat grinder that is Alabama...

Let me ask you a question Strike Guy, how would you fix our new vacancy at the starting QB and WR positions?


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 02:06:25 PM
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I hadn't given it any thought to be honest, sir, but Strike Guy for now during the interview process works. Not quite a GM just yet, you know.

As to your question, losing Brewster and Dickey is a heavy blow for sure. Having looked around the market and the way things are, I'd consider a stop gap by maybe trying to make an offer to Jerry Harris in Oakland or perhaps a negotiation with an expansion team should they take somebody like Jose Pruitt - I'm also okay with going through the combine and trying to get us a solid young QB with our #10 overall pick if the talent and intangibles necessary to start is there. I also like the Zambrano kid in Alabama as a potential WR we could bring into our corps, especially since he's somebody we could offer a deal to bring in during this final day of exclusive negotiations.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 02:08:56 PM
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Oooh, I like what I hear Strikeyboy! 

How about this... YOU'RE HIRED!

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 02:12:29 PM
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Just don't call me That Strike Guy Who Also GM's, sir. Title's a bit too long, haha.

I thank you both so much for the opportunity here. Let's get to work.

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Kiara, prior to GM Corbin's unfortunate departure, did he send any deals to Mr. Rosenhaus and Mr. Ames in regards of Timothy Cobbs, Jerrell Lucas & Ronald Ireland? And if so, have we heard anything back on those deals?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 02:21:04 PM
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No sir, we have made no offers to those three players.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 02:27:35 PM
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I see. I'll give it some thought while looking through things and getting acclimated. Until then, could you get me Bobby Shapiro, please?

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Bobby, That GM Strike Guy here, just got to town in Lincoln how are things with ya? Listen, I know it's the last day of exclusive rights and your phone is a little busier than the usual before the draft but I'll cut to the chase. I've liked what Francis Zambrano brought to the table this year in the depth chart in Alabama and we would love him being a part of the Lincoln Pride wide receivers corp going forward.  Our offer, in this case, would be one of 2 years at 4.5 million - that way, it takes him into his thirties, gives him more financial stability and allows him to determine his next steps going forward from there. Let me know what you all think.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 03:00:17 PM
BOBBY SHAPIRO INFORMS YOU THAT HE HAS LET THE LEAGUE OFFICE KNOW THAT YOU ARE TAMPERING...

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GM Strike Guy, Jennifer from the league office again.

We have been informed by Bobby Shapiro that you have contacted him reference a future contract for a player who is not currently eligible for negotiations, this is a direct violation of the exclusive free agency policy.

You're team has been fined $2MM which will come from your remaining PR budget this season.

Please avoid mistakes like this in the future.

You now have 4.5MM in PR remaining for scouting before the amateur draft.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 03:08:46 PM
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Excuse me, Jennifer, was it?

Before you go anywhere near with fines and such, I'd like you to take a look at this exhibit from league offices here with the actual names of the players ELIGIBLE for said exclusive rights negotiations:

THAT GM STRIKE GUY SUBMITS SAID PAPERWORK OVER FAX

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So while I appreciate the league's efforts to contain tampering within its rules, as you can see, Mr. Zambrano's name was indeed listed as one of the names ELIGIBLE to be discussed at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 03:10:21 PM
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Eligible to the team that has their rights...

Maybe you aren't the right person to be GM'ing an HIFL team...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 03:14:36 PM
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And maybe I should advise your superiors about the tone you use with other people. Your warning, however, is noted and appreciated. I'm hanging up now.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 03:24:26 PM
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Alright, not a stellar start. Reminds me of podcast one with Primo. But I can still stick the landing. I think. Might wanna take a few laps to cool my head from that vile woman on the phone.

Kiara, send word to Scott Rosenhaus that we would be interested to bring back Timothy Cobbs - let him know the terms would be of 2 years at 3 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 03:33:02 PM
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The offer has been sent, sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 03:43:25 PM
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And one other thing, Kiara - please get me Jimmy Eubanks on the line. Thank you kindly.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 03:57:44 PM
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Yeah hello?
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 04:16:09 PM
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Hi Mr. Eubanks, That GM Strike Guy here - you probably might know me from the NBL days and the few reports we did podcasting during that time on the league. Or you may not, which is completely fine as well. Now, I know that you established yourself over there in Maine and the APL as a head coach but with the addition of a fourth coaching spot overall in the league, I would love to bring you into the fold here in Lincoln as an assistant coach to work with our offense but most importantly, to bring the same kind of leadership ability and charisma that you brought to the Whigs during your NBL days while still improving your own football IQ. Before I proceed any further, I wanted to see if you have any interest in that or if you're okay with your situation there in Maine?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 04:41:23 PM
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I am very happy as a head coach.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 05, 2015, 04:44:42 PM
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Understood, sir. I wish you nothing but the best out there in Maine.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 08:06:40 PM
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Thanks.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2015, 10:34:29 PM
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Sir are we going to offer Jerrell Lucas or Ronald Ireland contracts?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 07, 2015, 03:24:22 PM
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No, Kiara, we will not be.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 03:26:07 PM
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Okay, I will let them know.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 08, 2015, 03:20:39 PM
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THAT GM STRIKE GUY RETURNS FROM THE COMBINE, HAVING TAKEN AN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK AT EVENTS AND INTERVIEWS ALONG HIS COACHING STAFF

Kiara, if Coach Freese is still within the facility, could you send him in for a word with me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 03:23:03 PM
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What do you need, Jack?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 08, 2015, 03:32:53 PM
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Wanted to speak with you in regards of the future. Going over some of the paperwork and memos GM Corbin left behind, it seems you have a year left with us in contract and that you've made your desire to join your family in Boston clear once the terms of the contract end. GM Corbin believed it to be fair and asked you to see out your term. A decision that I'm sure he made based on the working relationship he had with you.

However, sir? I need a head coach who wants to be here in Lincoln for the foreseeable future, not just over the course of this season. That said, I also know how important family is - I'm usually in touch with my grandparents in Brazil on a weekly basis as it is.

So my point here is that if you would like to make that transition to join your family Boston on your own terms a year earlier, I believe that we can mutually part ways here and now. That way, we can also make the transition here in Lincoln as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 03:40:13 PM
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Done.  Consider this my formal resignation.  Thank you and good luck in the future, Jack.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 08, 2015, 08:50:44 PM
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Likewise, Coach. All the best to you in Boston.

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Kiara, let's make some calls and get ourselves someone to head coach going forward. Can you get me Michael Campbell on the line, please - and before sending him on, see if there is any semblance of interest on him head coaching for us. Would rather not waste the man's time if he's not up for it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 08:56:45 PM
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Hello...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 08, 2015, 09:00:51 PM
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Thanks for taking my call, Coach. We're looking to bring in a new head coach here in Lincoln for the long term - your years of experience at all levels of play were a big thing in me wanting to give you a call, plus your ability to work with defenses and running backs. That being said, I wanted to also see if you're the kind of coach who prefers to have some input on certain personnel decisions or if you go by the old adage of "I coach, you GM."
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 09:14:01 PM
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I just don't want to work for a fucktard. I don't need personnel control.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 08, 2015, 09:18:26 PM
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Blunt and to the point. Fair enough. So let's cut to the chase.

2 years, 8 million to be our head coach here in Lincoln.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 09:31:03 PM
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 08, 2015, 09:35:47 PM
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Great. The terms have been sent to the league office and I look forward to working with you, Coach Campbell. I'll let you get acquainted and whatnot.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 09:36:49 PM
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Alright. Thanks.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 09, 2015, 03:20:05 PM
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Alright, Kiara - any chance you can get me in touch with Mississippi Slinger?

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Mr. Slinger, hi there. That GM Strike Guy here in Lincoln. Listen, I heard the news about Orlando unceremoniously cutting your contract and given circumstances with the addition of the assistant coaching position in the league, I wanted to give you a call and see if you'd be interested in coming in as a quarterbacks coach for us in that particular slot and working with our QB's to further improve them given your own success as a player. If so, would a 2 year deal of 2 million suffice?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 09, 2015, 03:59:53 PM
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You got yourself a deal there partner.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 09, 2015, 04:28:06 PM
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Look forward to working with you, sir.

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Kiara, coaching staff is set, combine business is taken care of...while we're still waiting on the expansion draft to finish, are there any other piece of business that I need to handle on my side or do we got everything in order?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 09, 2015, 04:36:55 PM
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Sir, everything is taken care of.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 17, 2015, 12:21:27 AM
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Kiara, let's get Bobby Shapiro on the line in regards of signing James Hill.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 12:31:57 AM
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So lets get Hill signed Strikey Boy! 

4 Years, 5 million, and 2MM PR.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 17, 2015, 12:35:19 AM
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Hey Deion, sorry, Shapiro was listed as James' agent on the sheet. That said, the terms work perfectly, let's get signed and in a Pride jersey.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 12:36:59 AM
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HUZZAH! My Blackcent is on POINT!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 17, 2015, 12:39:33 AM
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Jesus H. Christ Bobby, I didn't know your voice could go so deep.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 12:40:36 AM
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awwwww yeah.... I'm a soulllllll man.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 17, 2015, 12:46:55 AM
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No but seriously, careful with that shit. The actual Deion finds out about this, you might get angry calls and stuff...like Primo does to me every time he hits the tequila bottle.

Hey though, while I have you here, I know you represent Zambrano and that you guys signed a short deal with 'Bama before we traded for him. Are you guys looking to keep that deal for now or would you consider something on the long term side with the Pride for him?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 01:32:15 PM
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Not really, we're happy with the deal we have right now.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 17, 2015, 01:36:33 PM
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No problem. It was worth checking in, at least. Thanks Bobby.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 09:26:06 PM
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You know it babyboy.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 20, 2015, 10:28:50 AM
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Kiara, let's get James T Crain on the line in regards of signing Peter Bain.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2015, 12:54:01 PM
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Yes?    
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 20, 2015, 01:22:29 PM
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Hello there. I hear you are the finest contract negotiator in the game today. Or at least that's the word of mouth on the streets, if you will. That said, let's talk terms for Peter Bain. How does 2 years at 2.5 million sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 20, 2015, 01:25:42 PM
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Actually, scratch that thought as I just saw the draft board. Tell me something interesting about yourself instead.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2015, 01:32:00 PM
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I once saved 700 Vulcans from a burning planet while pleasuring a young Karsdashian, and I don't mean a Cardassian...     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 22, 2015, 12:52:44 AM
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THAT GM STRIKE GUY WHISTLES LOWLY

That IS impressive. Especially since I hear those Karsdashians tend to be a handful on their own.

But look at that, we've drafted Harry Williams, who is also one of your clients. What would we be looking at to get him signed, Mr. Crain?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 01:30:27 AM
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1 year and 750K!     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 22, 2015, 01:32:18 AM
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That works for us, Mr. Crain. I'll get it signed and dealt to the league offices. Another successful contract negotiated under your resume.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 01:47:54 AM
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The list and long and distinguished... just like my Johnson.     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 22, 2015, 01:52:48 AM
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I'm sure we'll have time someday to talk shop - but for now, I appreciate your time and I'll let you negotiate accordingly where you are needed.

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Kiara, any chance we can get James Hill here in the office if he's available to come see us? Figured we should welcome our first rounder properly.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 02:12:24 AM

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Hey bro, whats the dealio?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 22, 2015, 03:01:35 AM
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Nothing much, just very excited that you were there when we were up in the first round and that we now have you on board here with us in Lincoln for the upcoming seasons. I'm confident that you and Hagan together are going to help us create some chaos for opposing offenses in the front lines.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 03:17:16 AM

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Yeah Boi, we'll be wreckin' these cats like its a soul train plowin' through a wall of purple haze!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 22, 2015, 04:46:02 PM
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The imagery is...too vivid, even for me. And I've seen a 4'6" gentleman pull out a Galactus cosplay before. Anywho, thanks for your time James, I'll let you enjoy the rest of your draft.

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Kiara, let's get Deion Hester on the line in regards of signing Kenny Hickey.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 05:02:34 PM
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500K for the year.     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 23, 2015, 02:55:01 AM
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We can do that, Deion. Thanks for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 23, 2015, 09:23:24 AM
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Yeah man.     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 24, 2015, 09:22:02 PM
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Kiara, let's talk with Drew Leventhal about getting Jessie Morton signed.

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Drew, good to finally meet you. Love the no-nonsense attitude you've been known to show since the NBL days. What are you thinking for Mr. Morton on terms? I know the 1 year, 250k has been the popular choice for the seventh rounders but I don't want to overstep my boundaries and such.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2015, 09:41:12 PM
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250K is fine with us, thanks for not assuming though.       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 24, 2015, 09:45:03 PM
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Wouldn't want to offend. We'll take that and I appreciate it, Drew. Looking forward to doing more business somewhere down the road.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 12:15:09 AM
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And with free agency having opened now, I wanted to see if Earl Acker had any interest in coming back to Lincoln this season since he's one of your guys, Drew. And if so, what would we be looking at to bring him into the fold again?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 12:18:21 AM
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Lets hear your offer, we're interested..       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 12:20:57 AM
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Awesome. Well, I would be thinking something on the short term to give you and your client some flexibility - 2 years at 4 million. Would this perhaps interest you both, Drew?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 12:23:20 AM
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That works for us.       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 12:26:08 AM
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It's taken care of, Drew. I appreciate your time.

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Kiara, get me Amber Molina on the line, please.

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Hello miss Molina. That GM Strike Guy here, great to finally make your acquaintance. We were interested in bringing in Tim Rhoden to play with us here in Lincoln. Would a 1 year, 1 million deal suffice to do so?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 12:50:05 AM
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We can do that, sure.       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 12:54:38 AM
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Thank you miss. Good day to you and we look forward to seeing Tim in a Pride jersey.

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Kiara, can you give me a quick heads-up on the balance we have left for salary and PR in this season? Just want to make sure I'm aware of the numbers as we go signing more people into our Pride.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 12:57:35 AM
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19MM in salary and 12.5MM in PR sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 01:05:27 AM
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Perfect, Kiara. Thank you so much. Let's get in touch with Steve Rosenhaus.

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Mr. Rosenhaus. That GM Strike Guy here, good to finally make your acquaintance. We are looking to bring in your client Robert Porter into a Pride jersey. Saw the 1 year of experience, UNLV kid and figured it was worth a look. Does a 1 year, 1 million contract to start things off work?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 01:15:51 AM
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Apparently he's decided the game isn't for him, he basically disappeared..       


(MOD NOTE: player randomly deleted himself from the sim)
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 01:21:54 AM
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Given the nature of the sport, while unfortunate, it is what it is. But since I do have you on the line, how about your client Mark Pridgen? Same years and terms as I offered to Porter - 1 year, 1 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 01:27:33 AM
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Make it 1.5 and it's a deal.       

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 01:29:35 AM
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Deal. I'll send it over to the league office. Thanks again Steve.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 01:31:41 AM
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Kiara, can you contact Mike Maker for me?

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Mr. Maker, that GM Strike Guy there. Along with doing the pleasantries, I wanted to see about bringing in Leandro Swain into the fold. How would 2 years at 2 million suit you and your client?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 01:37:41 AM
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That's a deal.       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 01:43:55 AM
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Thanks Mike. Have a good one.

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Kiara, Anthony Campanelli, please.

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Mr. Campanelli, that GM Strike Guy here. How ya doin'? I'm looking to sign your client...the cornerback, Steven Cuevas. I was looking at doing 2 years at 1.5 million. That something we can work with?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 01:52:08 AM
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...Actually, never mind, I got word about Cuevas' signing in Tombstone.

Let's talk about your other cornerback Thomas Sipes. Same deal of 2 years, 1.5 million?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 01:55:42 AM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 02:16:12 AM
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Awesome. While at it, let's make that "deal" into a "FUGGEDABOUTIT" kind of deal. I'm interested in bringing in one of your QB clients in Vincent Gomez to the fold along with your client Peter Humphrey who plays DE to fill up the squad here in Lincoln. Here are my offers:

Vincent Gomez - 2 years, 2.5 million.
Peter Humphrey - 2 years, 1.5 million.

Whaddaya say?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 02:17:41 AM
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GM STRIKE COUGHS A BIT UNDER HIS ARM SUDDENLY

Sorry Mr. Campanelli, I misspoke. I meant defensive tackle rather than defensive end in regards of Mr. Humphrey.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 02:25:11 AM
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Fuggetaboutit! You got a deal!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 02:32:30 AM
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There it is! Always wanted to hear that one in person, so I appreciate you doing that. Nice doing business.

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Alright Kiara, from what you've given me and my own sheet, all our roster spots are full, we're sitting at 10MM of salary and 12.5MM of PR. Which is pretty good all around, I'd say.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 02:39:10 AM
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Correct sir, we are a very economically sound team. We have money to make a big splash in trade if we see the opportunity to bring a big contract to pride rock.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 02:43:45 AM
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That and it could make our lives easier to hopefully re-sign some talents come next season too. Are Messiers Meer and Whart around the vicinity perchance Kiara? I know the ownership here is rather friendly all around but given it's my first rodeo, I wanted to see where their opinions are at with the team we've got here and make sure everyone is on the same page if it's not taking up too much of their time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 02:50:22 AM
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I believe they will be consulting with you after training camp lock ins with their grade and evaluation of your off-season..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 02:53:05 AM
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Oh perfect, that'll do the trick then. Although something does come to mind prior to us hitting training camp given some stories from out here last year.

I know the costs vary, but for us to throw a fairly big fan expo of sorts for free to our fan base here, having them getting to meet the players, barbecues, the whole nine yards - could we foot the bill properly and do it successfully at Pride Rock Stadium using 2MM of our PR money?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 03:19:22 AM
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Yes, we can do that for that price.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 03:59:43 AM
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Alright, it's been done and sent to the league offices. A little something for everyone to look forward to after training camp, I hope. Especially for our fan base to hopefully connect further with the players and let us not have...certain incidents like the one last season when Mr. Crawford came home in a different jersey.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 10:40:22 AM
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Very good idea sir, and a tragedy indeed that we now have neither Crawford or Brewster.  Your effort should help win back some fans..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 02:03:43 PM
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I just wanna make sure this community knows that we care about them too. And I have the feeling we're going to need their support more than ever. Winning some back through this idea will be a nice building block.

Meanwhile, could you get me John Raymond on the line? I've noticed a certain something that needs to be rectified.

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Hello Mr. Raymond. I understand that you are the advocate for Mr. Hagan and that those duties have extended to also being his agent going forward. Introductions aside, I wanted to speak with you in regards that we understand your position going forward as to your client and we look forward to having him. The Pride looks after their own and all I ask going forward is that you'll consider an offer from us first and foremost during the time to put in offers for the "Mayor of Sack City."

...That last bit might be some PR material, by the way, I'm still trying to work on it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 11:33:14 PM
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Mister Strike, my client Waylon Hagan and I have already made our stance clear.  We will listen to offers from all comers, and we will sign with the best offer for my client's interests.  If you want to make an offer, lucky for you, you have exclusive rights free agency time to make your offer.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 25, 2015, 11:50:14 PM
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Understood. Send Mr. Hagan my best, we look forward to seeing him come training camp.

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Kiara, any other business to attend? Or am I good to start setting up the necessary paperwork for training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
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I believe we are ready.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 14, 2015, 09:21:06 PM
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SAID TUMBLEWEED BRUSHES AGAINST HIS FACE...FLAIR FLOPS ON THE FLOOR

Oof. Sorry Kiara. Still in the middle of writing up the PR campaigns, all should be finished up and sent by tomorrow.
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Wonderful news!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 16, 2015, 04:43:57 PM
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Alright, Kiara...here's the information and such submitted.

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LINCOLN PRIDE S5 OFF-SEASON SHEET

TICKETS
$300

CAPTAINS
Starting QB: Douglas Barnhart
Skill Players: Hector Houser
Offensive Line: Christopher Fernandes
Defensive Front Seven: William Saunders
Defensive Secondary: Albert Eaton
Offensive Captain: Hector Houser
Defensive Captain: William Saunders

TRAINING CAMP
OFF
George Page - Endurance/Conditioning
Harry Williams - Run Blocking
Frank Olvera - Hands
DEF
James Hill - Agility
Antonio Duke - Football IQ
Peter Humphrey - Endurance/Conditioning

DEPTH CHART & STRATEGIES

QB - Douglas Barnhart - Earl Acker - Vincent Gomez
RB - George Page - Christopher Marchand - Carl Kraft
FB - John Souza
RT - James Franz - Harry Williams - Mike Reeves
RG - Hugh Ulrich - Harry Williams - Christopher Fernandes
C - Mark Stott - Michael Arnold
LG - Christopher Fernandes - Harry Williams - Hugh Ulrich
LT - Mike Reeves - Harry Williams - James Franz
TE - Frank Olvera - Kenny Hickey
WR - Hector Houser (#1) - Francis Zambrano (#2) - Ariel Maestas (#3) - Andrew Espino (#4) - Mark Pridgen (#5)

DE - Waylon Hagan - Joseph Kimbrell - Peter Humphrey
DT - James Hill - David Cain - Peter Humphrey
LB - Gary Tejeda (#1) - William Saunders (#2) - Quinn Rodriguez (#3) - Kelly Luttrell (#4) - Jessie Morton (#5)
CB - Brandon Logue - Justin Holt - Thomas Sipes
FS - Antonio Duke - Tim Rhoden
SS - Albert Eaton - Leandro Swain

K - Anthony Bates
P - Andrew Vieira

Kick Return: Carl Kraft - Christopher Marchand - Andrew Espino - Brandon Logue

Punt Return: Carl Kraft - Andrew Espino - Brandon Logue

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STRATEGIES:

Backfield: Featured Back (George Page)
Primary Receiver: Hector Houser
Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Offense Strategies/Playcalling/Formations:
Coaches’ Choice

Defense Strategies/Playcalling/Formations:
Coaches’ Choice

PLAYER PR CAMPAIGNS

HECTOR HOUSER - 3MM
- 1.5MM: [Commercial: Pride’s House]

Along with going right back to the Pride Rock like setting of Lion King we had for some of Hector’s promotional work last year as he stands upon it, overlooking the landscape and the rest of the team (the different captains standing behind him at Pride Rock) - from it, highlights of Hector’s season are shown alongside his promotional and charity work over the last season as he’s become the face of this Lincoln Pride franchise, all while Hector gives out a passionate speech about the hard work that they have done and the hard work that it will take for this Pride to not only make its way into the playoffs, but to advance within it, to seek the promised land that is the Impact Bowl...a land they almost conquered for their own seasons ago but were stopped by the Nighthawks from doing so. But that with the new season, new coaching and new players coming into the fold that it was time for the Pride to hunt as one once again and that it was time for them to claim the Impact Bowl as their own. FOR THIS IS THE PRIDE’S HOUSE...and the rest of the HIFL just lives in it.
- 1MM: Funds allocated to continue the “Hector’s House” PR initiative started last season and also to further encourage fan support for season ticket holders by providing them all season long with a raffle opportunity to win a Hector Houser game-worn signed jersey, gloves and cleats.
- 500K: Partnership with the “Honest Abe’s Burgers And Freedom” restaurant in Lincoln, which includes an “On the House” special the day after each Lincoln Pride game where if Houser gets two or more touchdowns or 100 yards receiving, customers can walk in from 2-6 p.m. and get a complimentary burger “on the house.”

JAMES HILL - 2MM
- 1MM: [Commercial: King of the Hill]

This one will definitely be one of more interesting promotions, as we will partner up with Mike Judge of “King of the Hill” and “Beavis and Butthead” fame to animate a commercial promotion in “King of the Hill” style with Hank Hill, Dave Gribble, Bill Dauterive and Jeff Boomhauer standing near the trademark wooden fence, drinking beers and discussing the HIFL’s emergence into the natural picture over the last season and specifically talking about how they’ve taken to enjoy Lincoln Pride games and the team as a whole since the only team in Texas is all the way in San Antonio - with Hank Hill asking, once again, “Why would anyone want to live there?” - followed by their excitement speaking of the draft and the Pride picking up James Hill this season, showcasing their support for the rookie before we cut to a completely drawn set of highlights of James Hill’s college career over the years followed by James Hill himself appearing in the drawn form in full Lincoln Pride gear, the words “King of the Hill” appearing on the center of the screen as he looks on.
- 750K: One season partnership with “Cabela’s” due to their state-wide name recognition in Nebraska where James Hill will appear and promote their brand in their own commercials while Cabela’s, in return, will provide statewide only promotions on their hunting, fishing and camping gear throughout each weekend of the Lincoln Pride’s season.
- 250K: First 5,000 fans at the Lincoln Pride home opener get a James Hill Funko Pop bobblehead and a raffle ticket with a chance at winning an autographed James Hill jersey, football and helmet combo alongside a meet and greet with Lincoln’s newest acquisition, including front row seats at a Lincoln Pride home game in Season 6 [TBD once schedule is out].

WAYLON HAGAN - 1MM
- 750K: [Commercial: Mayor of Sack City]

The setting is a city hall, showcasing Waylon Hagan staring around menacingly as his advocate and agent John Raymond proceeds to introduce himself and introduce his client, the mercenary, the “Nightmare of Pride Rock,” WAYLOOOOOONNNNN HAAAAAGAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!! Highlights of Hagan’s time in Alabama are shown, especially the brutal hits, sacks and fumbles caused by a man with championship experience at the highest level along with the speech emphasizing that this man is ready to haunt quarterbacks and welcoming them to their ultimate and final destination, also known as “Sack City.” Where Waylon Hagan is the mayor and everybody else abides by his law or suffers the consequences.
- 250K: Billboards across the city of Lincoln with Hagan’s arms crossed while in his Pride gear and behind him, a road sign saying “Welcome to Sack City - Lincoln, NE” - each of the arrows on the road sign being unique around city spots, since they all point towards the direction of where Pride Rock Stadium is.

JUSTIN HOLT - 1MM
500K: “Screeching Holt” highlights that are spread out through the season and played at Lincoln Pride home games of Justin Holt’s big interceptions, tackles, returns, etc followed by an interactive music game at Pride Rock Stadium with a lucky fan picked out via seat number each week of a home game - the purpose being that famous songs will be played, then stopped to a “Screeching Holt” and the fan has to complete the lyrics. If they do so, they’ll win a Justin Holt autographed jersey, bobblehead and signed football.
500K: “Holt Rock” section in Pride Rock Stadium where fans sat on it will get exclusive “Holt Rock” t-shirts and discounts on specific Lincoln Pride merchandise throughout the season.

ANDREW VIEIRA - 1MM
500K: [Commercial: “Vieira Air”]

Alright, and for this one, let’s obviously start with highlights showcasing Vieira’s ability and sheer power to send the ball into the orbit each time that he kicks it, welcoming fans to take flight with him in “Vieira Air” as he safely lands the Pride’s hopes and odds of getting the ball back into the offense’s hands by pinning the opposition in difficult spots in the field with precision.
250K: Partnership with Southwest Airlines where Andrew will appear in their commercials promoting their brand and in turn, a random lucky winner will be chosen by their seat number and win a pair of complimentary round trip tickets to any of their 95 available destinations in 41 states in the continental United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America and The Caribbean.
250K: Throughout the season, lucky fans will get a chance to compete between the 1st and 2nd quarter in an interactive punting game where if they manage to hit the target down the field with a punt of their own, they will win an exclusive, autographed Andrew Vieira jersey, signed game ball and a meet & greet opportunity with Vieira himself.

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS - 1MM
1MM: As a means of reaching out further to the community in Lincoln and its future, the Lincoln Pride are proud to make a generous donation of 1 million dollars to the Lincoln Public Schools system in order to make sure all classrooms and schools under its umbrella have a better budget to work with in order to function properly and help its students succeed in all scholastic endeavors.

CHRISTOPHER MARCHAND - 750K
500K: “Marching with Marchand” - a 5K Run/Walk that Marchand himself will attend organized to start and end at Pride Rock Stadium, where each person participating in it will gain
250K: Community work where Christopher Marchand will visit local elementary and middle schools throughout the season, as a means to further encourage reading and writing and education as a whole.

CARL KRAFT - 500K
500K: [Commercial: “Master of his Kraft”]

In this particular commercial, let’s focus on showcasing Carl Kraft’s shining moments throughout last season, training highlights focusing on his rocket-like speed and all of it as a means to promote him as the man who will be stepping into special teams situations and looking lead the Pride down the field and all the way to the house if he can help it.

ALBERT EATON - 500K
500K: [Commercial: “Eaton College”]

While a play of words on “Eton College,” this commercial is anything but stuck-up. In fact, it’s one Albert Eaton giving a lecture on the field, whiteboard on all to his fellow secondary team members in a lighthearted manner about their role as a defense, fine points of marking their man according to the playcall, making the tackle on whoever it that has the ball and the important aspect of being that part of Pride Rock who supports the Pride when they need it most. While explaining each of the key components, highlights are showcased of Albert Eaton’s own highlight worthy Season 5 where he was fifth in tackles, showcasing some of the more impactful ones along with the four sacks he had then as well.

ANTONIO DUKE - 500K
250K: Alternating with other promotions, the first 2,700 fans at one of the Lincoln Pride home games (TBA as to which week) will get an exclusive t-shirt with “Duke It Out” on the front of it, the Pride logo around the heart, with Duke and the number “27” on the back.
250K: Billboards all across the state of Nebraska with Antonio Duke jumping above an opposite team receiver and swatting the football aside, the word “When In Doubt, Duke It Out” across it, the Pride logo on the bottom right hand corner of the ad with phone number and website for ticket information.

ANDREW ESPINO - 250K
Billboards all across the state of Nebraska with Espino in full frame soaring to make a catch, the word “Lionheart” across it, the Pride logo on the bottom right hand corner of the ad with phone number and website for ticket information.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 16, 2015, 04:46:08 PM
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Oops, two quick things, Kiara...

First, that initial bit should have said "Season 6 Off-Season Sheet" instead. In my rush, it seems I pressed the wrong number key. Mea culpa on that, just make sure that bit is known by the league offices.

And second? I'll be future dealing the extra charitable contributions bit of PR we're doing to the league offices shortly, just wanted it noted as something we'll be doing during the offseason portion.

Lock in for the offseason
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2015, 07:50:28 PM
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Here is the report from training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 07:51:23 PM
WELCOME TO SEASON 6
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2015, 09:02:12 PM
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Kiara, can you send for Coach Campbell, please?

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Coach, thanks for the hard work during the offseason and I appreciate yours and the staff's reports from training camp. Figured I'd check in first, check in with you and see if you have anything else in addition to what was on the report.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 09:13:50 PM
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Nothing much more to add as of now.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2015, 09:17:39 PM
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Then I'll let you get back to practice, Coach. Thanks for stopping by.

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Ok, Kiara. Given we had the fan festival, our own personal charity contributions and some events with our guys interacting with the city starting to take place, how's the overall fan feeling from those? Have we gotten any semblance of goodwill back given events last year?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 09:20:52 PM
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Yes we have sir, some fans still hate the team lost Brewster and Dickey, but they are overall in good spirits with the team.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2015, 09:47:32 PM
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I am happy to hear that. This team is going to be searching for an identity on our journey going forward and having a crowd completely on their side is something that we definitely want to have. That said, let's take care of some business. Let's get Steve Rosenhaus on the line.

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Steve, thanks for taking the call. I wanted to get things settled and training camp out of the way before approaching you, but now that preseason is upon us, I do want to inquire on whether George Page is interested in signing an extension with us for years to come at any point soon or if you're looking to test the market after this season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 09:55:26 PM
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We are interested in signing now, if the deal goes into effect this year.  If you're only looking to add salary next year and beyond, we'll be waiting.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2015, 10:05:41 PM
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I can understand that. With that in mind, here's my initial proposal for an immediate restructure: 3 years, 8 million and 2 million of PR. What say you?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 10:57:57 PM

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Make it 9 and we'll sign that deal.  We're not looking for Spurgeon money, but we believe we are better than Carlson who signed for 9. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2015, 11:00:15 PM
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Definitely. Let's shake on it and I'll get this submitted to the league office. We're thrilled to get this done here in Lincoln, Steve, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 11:07:04 PM
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We're looking forward to seeing what PR you get out there for us before the start of the season. 

Good dealing with you.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2015, 11:11:39 PM
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We've done some pretty darn good ones with our guys here. George's will be no different. Good dealing with you as well, have a nice day Steve.

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Kiara, send Douglas Barnhart to see me, please.

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Douglas, good to finally meet you. Wanted a quick word before the season's start to see how training camp treated you and make it known altogether that you have the reigns this season as QB1.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 08:29:18 AM
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Yeah man, glad to be back in the starter spot.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 27, 2015, 11:58:39 AM
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Coach Slinger had some good things to say on the training camp report. How has it been working with him so far?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 07:24:11 PM
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That dude is a legend, glad he's here to show me some new tricks.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 27, 2015, 09:36:28 PM
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Keep up the hard work, Douglas. We're looking forward to seeing you help the team under center. I'll let you get back to practice, but while you return to it, could you ask Hector Houser to come see me, please?

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Hector, welcome to another season. Wanted to check in, see how things are with you and also with the offense altogether, mainly with the morale and such.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 09:57:17 PM
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Morale is alright man, but I'm wanting more than the owners do from this season, I want the playoffs. 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 27, 2015, 10:12:10 PM
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While I can settle for being above .500, I'm right there with you on that sentiment. I think we can put together a run to the postseason and shut everybody up in the process. I most certainly would love to see Roy Baker eat himself a nice couple slices of humble pie after some of the things he said, man. Speaking of things in the field though, how are things syncing up between you and Barnhart so far into it? Everything good there?
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I like to think so, he's got an arm, so I've been running a lot to make sure I can track the deep ball. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 27, 2015, 10:22:00 PM
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I appreciate you making that effort, Hector. I think you two have some magic in you that's going to surprise a lot of people this season. Appreciate you checking in. On your way back, could you send in William Saunders to see me?

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William, welcome back to another season here. Just checking in, seeing how you're holding up and in regards to how the defense is feeling overall? Saw a lot of good things from the linebacker corps during training camp especially, so kudos to you guys on that.
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We're ready to get on the field, can't wait for the season to start.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
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I look forward to seeing you guys put it all on the line. Thanks for seeing me, William.

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Kiara, we've got the breakdown for George Page's PR here. Should I also send this as an addendum to the league offices or can we send it forward from here since the money's already confirmed on the readjustment of his contract?

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GEORGE PAGE - 2MM
- 1MM: [Commercial: Turning The Page]

In this commercial spot, we are going to highlight the running tradition that Lincoln has had in the past few seasons and the running back corps members, before then highlighting George’s breakout season of nearly 1,000 rushing yards in Season 5, licensing the rights to Metallica’s “Turn the Page” to go along with said highlights - in those, including George’s preparation to take on the future of the Pride’s running corps and to take it into the next level as those figures of the past watch him find the gap in the run and run towards the future with the Pride following suit.
- 750K: One season partnership with Pizza Hut, where George Page will appear on a series of commercials and promote the Pizza Hut brand on a national level and in return, Pizza Hut include a “Turn The Page” promotion where each time George gets 100 yards or more, buy one get one free deals on all Pizza Hut menu items will happen the day after the game only for the state of Nebraska.
- 250K: The Lincoln Pride recognizes outstanding varsity high school football student-athletes around the state of Nebraska that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on and off the field. The program encourages student-athletes to continue to be leaders in their communities. By end of the season, multiple winners will be selected and their schools each received a $2,000 grant in the student-athlete’s name to support future community initiatives along with an opportunity to meet and greet George Page during the week prior to the last home season game and participate in a flag football game with Lincoln Pride players, including George Page.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 01, 2015, 11:26:45 PM
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Thank you sir, no need to send the details to the league office. That is fine.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2015, 12:04:55 PM
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Thanks Kiara, I appreciate you taking care of that. One last thing before we get ourselves locked in for the preseason...Christopher Marchand. Send him to see me, please.

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Hey Christopher, thanks for coming by. How are you feeling so far into the new season, man? Main reason I wanted to check in was on the basis of given last season, see how you're holding up, how has it been working with Page and Kraft so far during training camp and all else...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
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Draggin' man.  This is my last ride.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2015, 12:33:46 PM
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I understand that. We want you here for it. Given circumstances, I have a request and then a question. During this final ride of yours, any and all knowledge you can impart on George and Carl would be beyond appreciated - those guys are going to be the workhorses of this offense, a position you've carried yourself for many seasons.

And my question is this...to make it easier on you, would you rather we make the decision and slot you in as the third running back altogether or would you rather stay in the current spot as the second running back on the chart?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2015, 12:53:36 PM
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I'm cool being anywhere man, I'm just tired.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2015, 01:49:30 PM
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I see. I appreciate your time, Christopher. Thank you.

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Kiara, let's get the preseason underway and lock in for it:

GAME 1:
Rotation: Balanced
Tempo: Normal
Depth chart: Carl Kraft to 2nd RB spot, Christopher Marchand to 3rd RB spot - change to remain throughout the season. All else, coaches' decision.

GAME 2
Rotation: Mostly back-ups
Tempo: Normal
Depth chart: Carl Kraft to 2nd RB spot, Christopher Marchand to 3rd RB spot - change to remain throughout the season. All else, coaches' decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 05:43:13 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 05, 2015, 06:53:38 PM
1. How did you feel your offseason went?

I feel we did a decent job in bringing in some decent pieces after my arrival here - be it free agency, trades and the draft, our defense has come together well in certain spots and most importantly, I think we've taken some steps to repair our relationship with the fan base here in Lincoln going forward given past events.

2. After seeing them in camp and in pre-season, do you think you have any stand out rookies?

James Hill is going to be a big-time player for us for the next few years and along with Hagan, he's going to be a force in that defensive front getting after the quarterback.

3. Did you have any position battles in camp/preseason?  How did they turn out?

No, we were fairly set on the depth chart and kept that in mind through the preseason games.

4. What was the highlight, and what was the lowlight of your preseason games?

Hagan was in top form as was Hill, as they got after the QB a few times - liked what I saw out of Page and Kraft as well with the touches they had, our defense looked good against Music City...but 14 points in two games, even if preseason, is definitely what can be called a lowlight, even if it is preseason.

5. What is this teams biggest challenge going into the season?

Fighting to make it beyond regular season play in a division that has some tough competition like the HIFL Champions in Long Beach, Oakland and the new expansion team in Rapid City - especially when considering the overhaul we've begun to do around here after losing some key pieces from last season's team. But I think the team is up to that challenge, especially given certain comments in the media prior to the preseason.

6. Where do you predict this team finishes at the end of the season?

Above the .500 mark and fighting our way into the postseason.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 09:42:18 PM
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Alright, preseason is over thank god.  Let's start playing real football..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 05, 2015, 10:36:15 PM
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Oh thank God, that was a lot easier than what I expected. Good. We can get to work that way and get the real deal going. Anything particular in your mind outside getting to practice and whatnot, Coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 10:47:36 PM
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Hopefully we score more points than that now that they count..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 06, 2015, 09:11:50 PM
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Ditto, Coach. Ditto. I'll let you get back to it.

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Kiara, before we lock in - how was the response to Page's PR we sent out before preseason?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
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It was good.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 06, 2015, 11:22:27 PM
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Kiara, excellent news. That said, let's get the season underway and lock in for it:

Rotation: Balanced
Tempo: Normal
Depth chart: Carl Kraft to 2nd RB spot, Christopher Marchand to 3rd RB spot - change to remain throughout the season. All else, coaches' decision./i]
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 08:30:41 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 13, 2015, 09:02:38 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen of the press, welcome to the new season here with the Pride and I'm proud to say that we took a very game expansion team in Rapid City and managed to defeat them to open things up in Season 6. Our play from all ends of the field definitely saw a better effort than preseason as the guys here stepped it up when it mattered and kept Rapid City off our end zone since the 2nd quarter. No doubt there'll be a fair share of focus on Jeremy Martin's debut game and props to the kid, he's going to be a big star in the league over the next few years. That said, our run defense definitely can see some improvement moving forward and I'm confident the coaching staff won't settle for anything less, especially given the good things we saw in training camp from the guys on defense.

I was also pleased to see Douglas get his first starting snap since being traded from Long Beach to us and begin his journey to prove that he does belong as a starting HIFL quarterback. We saw some good things out of him with the amount of yards he racked up in the air but also a few turnovers in the process, something I also believe he's capable to clean up with the more experience he acquires in these games and with our coaches working with him. While we may have won, Coach Campbell brought up some fair points and given what's ahead of us this season still, we definitely have to put in the work on all sides of the ball if we're looking to make this a successful season for us.

And that road continues next week with seeing the defending champions in Long Beach come to Pride Rock for our home opener. No doubt they're looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to the Silverbacks this past week, but we don't play to give the champions any inch here and the Pride's more than up for the challenge.

That said, I'll take questions from the press at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 09:22:44 PM
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Any concern over the lack of performance from your running backs?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 13, 2015, 09:39:32 PM
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It's Week 1. While we didn't get what we hoped to see on the ground against Rapid City, Page made some plays with catching balls for us and helped be a key part of opening up the passing game along with getting two touchdowns. I'm confident we'll see far better numbers from our rushing attack this next week and going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 09:40:59 PM
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Alright..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 13, 2015, 09:52:46 PM
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Simple enough on the questions from the press. Outside of what's been said already on the news, coach, got anything else for me in regards to the week?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 10:07:39 PM
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Nothing from me, I'm just hoping to see these guys play better, their piss poor performances make me sick.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 13, 2015, 10:11:57 PM
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I'm confident they can get it done, Coach. Push them in practice as needed and let's put the league on notice this next week. Thanks for stopping by.

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Kiara, can you ask George Page to come up to the office for a moment?

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Hey George, good to see you. Nice stuff on both sides of the ball this week, hope that this new season's been good to you so far between the new deal we got inked, the promotional work and the continued responsibility as our primary back.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 10:23:18 PM
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Season's only like a week old boss, but it's been ok.  Glad we got the deal done and I'm happy to be here.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 14, 2015, 09:07:15 PM
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We're happy to have you as well George. Kick some ass out there against the defending champs.

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Kiara, let's get this week underway and lock in for it:

Rotation: Balanced
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2015, 10:32:05 PM
WEEK 2 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 22, 2015, 03:25:54 AM
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What we saw this past week, ladies and gentlemen of the press, was not what was expected by anybody in the league...and while it was not the shootout that everybody and their mother expected, we kept the defending champions on their toes here in Pride Rock and matched them play for play on defense. And once George Page found the open hole...well, you know what happened. 63 yards, touchdown, and the Lincoln Pride made a statement to our division, conference and the HIFL itself that we will not back down from anybody in this league. I'm extremely proud of the way out defense played against the defending champions and along with that, George put the offensive load on his shoulders and had a career game out of it against a run defense that almost looked more like paper mache after we got done with them.

While there are a few more things we want to tune up on the offensive side, especially with Hector being out for the next week or two due to injury, we've shown our ability to continue to be able to improve and a win against the Mermen is a confidence booster that we can definitely take against Oakland next week and start off conference play with a 3-0 record. I'm confident that we've got what it takes to pull it off. I'm very excited for next week and to see how the Pride continue to improve.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2015, 09:41:43 AM
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Good news for us... Hector magically didn't get hurt due to some strange time traveler changing our history.  I know it's weird, but we should probably never speak of it again.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 22, 2015, 01:08:52 PM
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GM THAT STRIKE GUY IS ALERTED, IMMEDIATELY THINKING THIS IS THE WORK OF AN ENEMY STAND...OR COMMISSIONER TRUMPS IN THE FBL. THEN HE REALIZES NEITHER ONE OF THESE THINGS ARE REAL, LET ALONE HAVE ANY POWER OVER CIRCUMSTANCES AND HE BREATHES A SIGH OF RELIEF

You know what, Coach? Probably for the best...

Probably for the best. Which means we have a big chance on capitalizing on the chaos over there in Oakland with the Glass situation, hopefully. What are your thoughts after this one? I know it was more of a defensive back-and-forth but proud the guys got one on the defending champs.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2015, 02:26:52 PM
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It was good to see Acker step up and lead us to victory..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 22, 2015, 02:31:01 PM
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It was an odd, somewhat bizarre turn of events but really pleasant thing to see. And Duke with those 3 INT's on Brian Owen too...

Just, really good work all around Coach. Proud of you and the guys.

Also, as another thing to ask...Alfred Glass mentioned this team in social media fairly early in his whole rant about going elsewhere. What do you make of that?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2015, 08:25:35 PM
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Make it happen.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 23, 2015, 01:19:49 PM
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Simple enough, then. I'll send something on our side and hopefully Oakland is smart to take it the same way we're going to take their asses this week. I'll let you get back to practice with the guys, Coach, thanks.

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Kiara, any chance you can get Francis Zambrano to come see me?

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Francis. Heck of a ballgame you just had there this week. Wanted to welcome you officially to the team given we hadn't had the chance to speak since bringing you in via trade and hey, keep up the good work out there.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 23, 2015, 02:47:08 PM
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Thanks boss, I'm happy with what we have going on here.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 24, 2015, 01:58:43 PM
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Awesome to hear. Show them what you got out there, Francis.

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Kiara, I've got no further business this week. Let's get it underway and lock in for it:

Rotation: Balanced
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 03:39:12 PM
WEEK 3 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 07:46:12 PM
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Needless to say, we went from a very high point last week beating the defending champions to getting our butts handed to us in Oakland this week. All the credit in the world to the Silverbacks for playing their game, to say the least. Because outside of Carl Kraft's kick return, Hagan's amazing 15 tackle and 1 sack game and the fact he kept the Silverbacks under 200 rushing yards...man, we have got a LOT of work to get done in practice to avoid a repeat performance like this against Orlando next week and against anybody else going forward. It may be the beginning of the season, but this kind of defeat can be soul crushing if we let it hang over our heads and don't learn from it.

I know you guys probably have your fair share of questions, so let's take them at this time and go from there.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 07:51:18 PM
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GM THAT STRIKE GUY GLANCES AROUND FOR A MOMENT,COUGHING

Also, before we go further, excuse me. I misspoke...that should have been we kept the Silverbacks, not he. Just before we go any further and cause something that shouldn't be any controversy. My bad.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 08:19:02 PM
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What happened out there?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 08:34:24 PM
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You reported the story and saw it for yourself, Mike. We didn't execute on all sides of the ball when against a team like Oakland, we need to do it both offense and defense from start to finish. Passing game wasn't in sync, the run defense took our lunch money and really, outside of the bright spots already mentioned...not much went well for us this week. Not converting on any third downs, especially, is something I cannot accept. I believe this team is much better than that and we're going into Orlando with the goal of proving that and getting ourselves back on the winning column. There's still a lot of football left to play, thankfully.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 09:02:41 PM
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Any concerns with Barnhart as the starter going forward?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 09:04:47 PM
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We are still sticking with Barnhart as the starter. We're still 2-1, last thing I need to be is doing my best GM Cory impression and hitting all the red buttons I could possibly find three weeks into the season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 09:17:50 PM
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What are your thoughts on what is going on in Alabama?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 09:21:14 PM
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It's a little out of left field as to how early in the season it has happened, but having been somebody who did some business with GM Coach Action through the offseason, he's a guy with the right mind for the game and him getting part ownership in Vancouver was a natural step up for him given all he's done in the HIFL. Regardless of what may happen, I wish him well in his journey there...and ask him kindly to not take any of my guys on this exodus to come if he can help it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 09:35:50 PM
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Well holy shit that was a fuck up beyond belief...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 09:42:00 PM
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I'm not opposed to you putting the boys through the grinder this week to make sure we don't repeat this against Orlando or anybody else, Coach.

Because yeah, holy shit that was bad...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 09:47:57 PM
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Good, because I'll be running them through sprints and stadiums until their ass holes are sucking buttermilk.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 10:06:29 PM
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...A bit graphic but in this case? It'll do, Coach. It'll do.

Should probably let you go and get to it, then. Thanks for stopping by.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 10:22:01 PM
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Kiara, something came to mind given the reports on the news this week for our side. How are we looking in percentage for fan support after this week's results? If we have that number available, of course.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 10:48:39 PM
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We lost a large portion of the fans who jumped on our bandwagon last week.  The other fans are just upset by the blow out, nothing major.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2015, 11:08:52 PM
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Well, we'll give them a reason to jump back and actually stick around this time. Happy to hear the other portion is bearing with us, at least. In the meantime, I think it's best we just lock in for the week and let the coaches get the guys ready for Orlando.

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Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2015, 10:45:46 PM
WEEK 4 PRESS CONFERENCE

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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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 30, 2015, 11:24:32 PM
Well...for starters, not what we expected going into Orlando. The Stampede have shown they aren't the 0-16 team everyone thought they'd be and we have ended up in a situation where we've got people doubting what we did at the start of the season. Obviously, Barnhart hasn't had the hottest pair of games and now the topic of conversation is whether we still keep him at the quarterback position or look to make the change - and to clear the matter, if there is a personnel change of any sort, it's something we're going to handle in office rather than making a decision while in front of the press and the like. I just know that we HAVE to play better in order to not make the work we've put in go to waste at this quarter point of the season...because we do have some good things here. It's just a matter of steering the ship back in the right path and getting ourselves ready for Pearl Harbor's dynamic offense.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 30, 2015, 11:30:00 PM
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What are your thoughts on the league's handling of Dorial Green-Beckham and Stephen Cotter?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 30, 2015, 11:33:36 PM
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The DGB situation is something that GM Franchise should have handled on his own long before the league had to step in and do it, especially given the kid's comments on The View. As for Cotter, it's unfortunate to hear - much like Coach Swope said it on the news, a guy like him doesn't need to cut corners in order to gain an edge with his abilities.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 30, 2015, 11:36:02 PM
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What is the plan to get the team back on track and is Barnhart still a lock as the teams QB of the future?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 30, 2015, 11:40:33 PM
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It's the quarter point of the season. I already had a plan to check in with our coaches and we see what we need to do - and in this case, we have a few things to take a look at. In regards to QB #1 spot, like I mentioned before Mike, it's something that'll get decided in house and before we take the field against Pearl Harbor.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 08:27:52 AM
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We need to end this skid.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 03:13:54 PM
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We do. And no way in hell do I want to lose to fucking Franchise's smug ass.

We're a quarter of the season through, obviously some things worked in the earlier games and some haven't at all. Anything in particular that sticks out outside of the obvious QB situation, Coach? And in that regard...do we give Barnhart one last chance and try to fire him up or have Earl take the reins for the week?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 07:47:10 PM
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Well I think we tell him this is his last shot, and if he can't up his game we try out Earl..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 09:42:44 PM
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I can have the talk with him, no problem. See if we can even get some extra coaching on his side of the fence with Coach Cobb and Slinger. But that said, I won't take up much further of your time and let you get back to practice. On the way back, can you send Coach Beast to see me?

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Hey Coach, quarter point of the season and wanted to make my rounds with the staff. Seen some good things on defense but also think we're going to need more of the good going forward. Pearl Harbor's going to be a test given their aerial threats. How are they looking in terms of offensive numbers thus far and anything you believe we could do in order to disrupt their flow this next week?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 09:53:04 PM
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Well they are 6th in scoring, 9th in total yards, 13th in rushing, and 7th in passing.

We are 14th in scoring allowed and 11th in all yardage categories on defense.

We need Waylon to destroy their pass game..

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 09:56:16 PM
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Think upping our blitz ratios are going to be of any help for just this week? I know I left that much to your guys' discretion before we took it to training camp. Because if Hill and Hagan cause enough ruckus, our core of linebackers can do their fair share of damage too.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 10:01:03 PM
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I think we could dial it up this week, sure.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 10:03:57 PM
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What would we be looking at? 60, 70 percent? More? Let me know a number you think it's ideal here and I'll put it with the information for the week when it's time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 10:04:48 PM
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We're only blitzing about 10% right now... maybe we go up to 40 or 50.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 10:08:28 PM
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Alright, we'll give 50% a shot. Thanks Coach. I may have a scouting trip your way here pretty soon as well, so keep an eye on that - Kiara will have a name or two your way.

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Kiara, one quick thing to ask - double-checking our numbers and such, PR wise...we still have 7.5MM left, is that correct?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 11:32:53 PM
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Yes sir, correct.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 11:45:30 PM
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As always, you do amazing work Kiara. Thank you. Could you ask Coach Cobb to see me, please?

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Coach, hey there. Checking in with staff and such given the first four games - wanted to see a plan of attack against Pearl Harbor. How are they ranking up on defense and what's been the run/pass ratio we've been running in the first four games?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 11:49:32 PM
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We're basically around 50/50 in the run/pass, now The Predators D isn't very good. 12th in scoring allowed, 16th in yards allowed, 13th in rushing allowed and 16th in passing allowed.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2015, 11:53:31 PM
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On the bright side, we can attack them either way and hold our own f it comes to a shoot out. At the same time, just for the week, I'm thinking a 60/40 on run/pass would do us solid...Barnhart's thrown a fair amount in these games and I'd rather have Page and Kraft taking the load a little more this week to ease the pressure on him...think that'll work okay with your offensive schemes for this one?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 01, 2015, 12:02:48 AM
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Yeah, I think that's a good idea for this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 01, 2015, 12:12:27 AM
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I will make sure to get that info put in there come the time to lock in. Thanks Coach - can you send Coach Slinger to see me on your way back? Thanks.

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Coach Slinger, simple enough request for the week - work with Barnhart to get his mechanics fine tuned and ready. We wanna make sure these last two games are the last thing people talk about once we take on the Predators and show them Pride Rock is way past the Dinosaur Age.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 01, 2015, 12:13:45 AM
COACH AGREES
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 01, 2015, 12:24:20 AM
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I will have a quick chat with Barnhart and then send him your way, if you wanna grab him while heading back to practice. Thanks Coach.

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Douglas, thank you for coming. Take a seat. So, to make things simple, the past two games have been less than ideal for everybody. But unlike the fans, we're not ready to call for a change yet and you are going to be starting this week. Coach Slinger will work closely with you to make sure we give you the best tools possible to shut up the Roy Bakers and Jimmy Minors of the world...but we're going to need you to come out and play like a starting QB in this league. I believe you can do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 01, 2015, 12:28:30 AM
DOUGLAS AGREES
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 01, 2015, 01:02:06 AM
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Kick some ass out there, man. Go forth and get to work with Coach Slinger.

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Alright Kiara, I'm ready. Let's lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Up blitz ratio to 50% on defense for the week
60 run/40 pass ratio on offense for the week
All other aspects = coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 02:07:32 AM
WEEK 5 PRESS CONFERENCE

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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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 02:44:50 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen of the press, what a difference a week makes, huh?

I'm proud of how we bounced back from adversity over the last two weeks' results and took it to Pearl Harbor on all aspects of the ball. Douglas had his best game starting for us thus far without any picks thrown, George Page ran straight through just about any Pearl Harbor defenseman that got in his path, we kept the Predators from making big time plays at key moments and I was a fan of how we forced turnovers and didn't give out any of them. Those are key things we are definitely going to need moving forward to continue winning football games in this league and making just about every single pundit who has been counting us out after this skid eat their words.

But let's focus on what's ahead of us for a moment. This upcoming week, we go to Tombstone. Talented team. MVP caliber running back. An Impact Bowl winning quarterback in Trevor Jose. And yes, we've heard of his little blurb to the media and the direct taunt he's thrown at the "Mayor of Sack City." Sounds like a fun gauntlet thrown out and a fantastic match-up waiting to happen, one that the Lincoln Pride defense is going to be more than happy to answer against the rather dynamic Tombstone Outlaws offense and Coach Rudino's schemes. No doubt the Outlaws are looking to keep their roll going as they've been talked about as one of those teams who can make a run at the Impact Bowl. But we're keeping pace in our division as well against some heavyweights of our own and we're looking to keep our momentum going, even in enemy territory...we're looking for a victory here against them to keep at the heels of Oakland and Rapid City before we start inter-conference play.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 02:48:24 AM
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...We requested some other talking points in our pre-conference memo, care to touch on those topics?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 02:52:40 AM
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Right, yes. Apologies, my own excitement over the win and this match-up against Tombstone were the main things in mind and often enough, I know you guys ask those questions during this particular time. Ahem...

Yes, I do believe that with the game we played here today and building on what we did that we can certainly be an above .500 team and achieve the goals set by Mr. Meer and Mr. Whart. As for a trade, I'm willing to look at anything that helps make this team better in any way to achieve the goals set by ownership and more. I know a lot of the guys in this locker room do believe that we've got it in us to make it to the playoffs like in years past and we certainly are going to fight to achieve that.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 02:58:04 AM
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Thanks for that, now in relation to the comments made by Trevor Jose, any concern that the focus on making Jose regret his comments will distract the team from the real weapon, Curt Robles?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 03:06:47 AM
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I'm not sure if Trevor Jose's comments were meant as a challenge towards Waylon Hagan's defensive capabilities or as a means of playing mind games with us...but we're going to go into this game focused on one simple thing and that's stopping the Tombstone Outlaws from outscoring us. That means stopping Curt Robles from getting into a rhythm both carrying the ball or getting into the open and catching passes, it means disrupting Trevor Jose's flow and making sure he can't connect with his receivers and overall, making plays on defense. Because quite frankly, we're confident that our offense can move the ball and score against that defense...whether through the ground and most certainly through the air.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 03:08:46 AM
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Well that's more like it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 03:10:51 AM
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Clean game on all counts, domination on key aspects, 50% conversion on third downs. Kudos to you and the staff for prepping the guys and helping us get that W as well, Coach. But Tombstone and Curt Robles are going to be a pain in the ass to deal with...that said, the changes we made to the game plan against Pearl Harbor yielded some positive results with the blitz ratio upped slightly and the run focus being higher. What do you think, should we roll with that going against Tombstone as well?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 01:40:39 PM
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I think so, I liked what Page gave us and if we can get bodies in the backfield we can limit how dangerous Robles is, hopefully.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 01:53:17 PM
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I'll make a note of getting those details added in to the preparation then once we're ready to take off for Tombstone, Coach. Thanks. I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, a quick question before we move on this week, since I remember hearing some rumors about it last season while I was still podcasting...is Waylon Hagan still using Mr. Raymond as his advocate should we need to speak or pass on something to him?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 03:10:21 PM
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Yes sir, correct.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 04:11:26 PM
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Just shoot Mr. Raymond this memo whenever you get some time, then.

THAT GM STRIKE GUY GRABS A NOTEPAD AND IN SOMEWHAT SURPRISINGLY NEAT CURSIVE, WRITES OUT A CERTAIN NOTE BEFORE PASSING IT ON TO KIARA, READING AS FOLLOWS:

"Mr. Raymond, please send me regards to the Mayor of Sack City, "The Mercenary" Waylon Hagan and let him know that he has the office's full support to show Trevor Jose and the rest of the HIFL just EXACTLY who is the best defensive player in the league."


...Okay, that being done, could you ask Coach Beast to come see me, please?

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Hey Coach, thanks for stopping by. Wanted a quick word before this upcoming match-up as you guys are going to have a heck of a task ahead of you with the Tombstone offense and Curt Robles trying to drive that bandwagon as far as he can. What are their rankings on the offensive side of the ball? Because I feel us keeping a similar game plan on defense to what we brought against Tombstone could have some success but I also want to make sure we're accounting for the fact that Trevor Jose also still has an arm in the case of us keeping Robles at bay on the ground.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 06:11:18 PM
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The Tombstone offense is 6th in points per game at 31, 2nd in yards per game at 420.2, 7th in rushing at 136.4, and 4th in passing at 283.8...

Jose has 12 TDs and Robles has 7 rushing and 4 receiving.

I think we should use the same approach as we did against PEARL HARBOR, see if we can get some pressure on Jose and stuff Robles before he can really get moving.   If we blitz, Robles 'should' have to stay in the backfield to help protect Trevor Jose.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 06:46:28 PM
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Thank you for the correction, Coach. Slip of the tongue. Either that or actually watching "Tombstone" too many times lately. ...The movie more than the team. Expected their rushing to be higher, but all the more justifiable to use the same plan we did against the Predators. I'll note it accordingly on lock-in time.

...Also, I feel that our own system got disrespected by Trevor whether he meant to just go after Hagan or not in his whole presser. Not sure if the sentiment is the same in the locker room, but you're around them the most, Coach. I want Tombstone and the rest of the HIFL to be put on notice of what a Pride of lions can do when somebody tries to come after one of our own.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 07:15:40 PM
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We will pin our ears back and try to make sure that Jose knows how we hunt.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 07, 2015, 07:30:42 PM
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Appreciated, Coach. Good luck to you guys out there.

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Alright Kiara, I've got no further business on my side of the fence. Let's lock in and go right after it.

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Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Up blitz ratio to 50% on defense for the week
60 run/40 pass ratio on offense for the week
All other aspects = coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 11, 2015, 11:09:41 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2015, 01:06:42 AM
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First things first, hats off to Tombstone after a shoot-out that was something else to see up close and personal. It's disappointing we didn't come out on the victorious side of it, but at the same time, we clicked in the air, Barnhart's made it a second game without throwing any interceptions, we took care of the football and it all ended up coming down to one play. Good on Tombstone for making that play, especially with the trade they made in order to get Tibbetts. At the same time, we have to continue to strive to be better in third down opportunities because some of those were drive killers - especially when we had the time of possession for a slightly longer period of time than the Outlaws.

We had a couple of very close games out in the HIFL this week and one I particularly paid attention to was the Warriors vs. Lynx match-up out in the east as we're starting inter-conference play fairly soon and those are two of the teams we'll be playing against in that time. It was an interesting clash of styles and something that's definitely giving us a small taste of what to expect from both clubs down the road. I'm looking forward to those match-ups, especially one with another new GM in GM Rebel of FBL fame.

But before we go any further, I know all of the owners are set to meet over the course of the week and still being new to the job, I would love to see Mr. Meer and Mr. Whart emphasize the need for our policy in the league to only need one year of college eligibility in order to play in the HIFL. Football has the highest age minimum of all professional sports leagues in America and the NFL's limitations have shown to also put some of these college kids who are still playing a grown up sport at risk of injury and without any salary to cover for it, often enough risking their own scholarships that brought them into programs...I believe we have an opportunity in the HIFL to see some of these young cubs rise to the occasion and not only have longer playing careers, but also be able to play the game that they love while being able to provide for their families...not to mention, a chance to stick it to NFL in the process. I trust our owners, however, to be able to come up with some great ideas to make our league better and better with the oncoming years

Now that we got that out of the way, our focus now goes to the Missouri Bruins, who seem to have figured out a bit of an identity for themselves that isn't "run the football every time." However, given our own circumstances here and the team we have, I'm confident that we can show them what a proper balanced offense looks like and work our way back into the winning column.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 13, 2015, 11:33:16 AM
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This week's game with Missouri is an interesting one... Your team is 13th in rushing, they are 11th in run defense. They are 9th in rushing, you are 6th in run defense.  You are 6th in passing, they are 6th in pass defense, they are 13th in passing, and you are 14th in pass defense...

Do you believe one phase of the game is going to be key to victory, and do you plan on giving George Page more carries?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2015, 04:08:39 PM
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Given the statistics at hand, I still do believe a more balanced approach is going to be necessary to take them on in order to not make our offensive game one-dimensional. And if there is a way for us to get George Page more involved as we have been the past two weeks in the game plan, we're definitely going to find a way to do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 13, 2015, 08:36:21 PM
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We better be able to beat these bums in Missouri.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2015, 08:54:56 PM
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Confident we got what it takes to do it, Coach. Fact is, they may have a decent pass defense but their rushing defense leaves a lot to be desired...I think we definitely show them how to run the football prim and proper and give our running corps some more touches this round. I know we've been playing 60/40 on a run/pass ratio the last two games but for this one...what do you think of going 65/35. Or maybe even 70/30?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 13, 2015, 09:23:54 PM
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65 seems like a good number. We don't want to get Doug out of his rhythm by taking the ball away too much.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2015, 09:27:58 PM
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Point taken. We'll do 65/35 then. Outside of that Coach, got anything else for me this week? Feedback, concerns, etc given it's been all quiet in the western front with the owners' meeting coming up and such.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 13, 2015, 10:39:41 PM
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Not too much to report.  The team is keeping their spirits up, and I think we just need a few things to fall our way to get some momentum building at the moment. I still wish we'd get more dominance from Hagan, but not much we can do there.  If the Jose comments didn't motivate him more, I don't think anything will.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2015, 10:52:02 PM
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I'm starting to come to that realization as well. I think we can do well in building momentum and while not as dominant, Hagan's still producing - even though like yourself, I'd like to see a hell of a lot more from him. At the same time, between you and I, we got a few weeks until trade deadline in case something doesn't click in that department or any others to help bolster the team up going forward. I know I'd definitely like to improve our offensive line situation for the long term given the running backs we have and after this game against Tombstone, not a bad idea to look into that and some possible secondary improvements to boot.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 13, 2015, 11:31:35 PM
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No complaints from me, Hagan is a special talent, but he's more trouble than he's worth in my opinion. I'm not a fan of having to coach a guy through his big fat representative.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2015, 11:36:33 PM
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It's something to look at as we get closer to the deadline, certainly.

One last thing I wanted to touch base with you before you go to practice, Coach. Christopher Marchand. I know we've mostly been using him in special teams duties, some passing plays and the odd carry here and there but overall in the locker room, has he been a good influence on the running corps and the rest of the team or is he mostly just keeping to himself?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 08:50:43 AM
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He is basically sitting around cashing checks.  He's not a distraction, but he's not an inspirational leader for the team.  He's pretty much just counting the days until the season ends.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 14, 2015, 03:34:05 PM
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Well...that's about all but what I asked of him when I moved him down to third on the chart. Think we're better off amnestying him and bringing someone else on the cheap for the season? Not for nothing, but that 750K of PR on his deal could go towards another scouting trip...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 09:35:00 PM
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Those aren't my decisions to make.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 14, 2015, 09:38:59 PM
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Right, the adage of "you coach, I GM." We'll play our roles accordingly then and I'll let you get back to practice while at it, Coach. On your way back, send in Albert Eaton to see me, please.

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Hey Albert, just a quick house call to check in to see how you and the rest of the secondary are holding up. Been liking what I've been seeing overall, by the way.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2015, 10:06:25 PM
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Thank you man, we're all doing good, as far as I know.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 15, 2015, 09:37:53 PM
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Keep up the good work, Albert. Pass that on to the secondary as well.

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Alright Kiara, I've got no further business on my side of the fence. Let's lock in and go right after it.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: 65 run/35 pass ratio on offense for the week
All other aspects = coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2015, 09:49:10 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 30, 2015, 03:41:47 PM
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Afternoon, members of the media...

First and foremost, I - and the entirety of the Lincoln Pride's staff, coaches, teammates and front office - are sending our thoughts and prayers to James Hill and his family. It was a freakish play where it all went down and absolutely terrifying when it all did happen, to the point where I rushed out of our box to get down to field level to see what was going on. I am happy that James will be able to walk and recover fully after surgery, because having known this young man for the time we've had him here in Lincoln, he is a stand-up guy and somebody whose health is the most important thing here. As for his football career, that's an avenue that will be discussed when we get there. Right now, that's not the important part. What matters is that the Pride always looks out after one of their own and James Hill will be no different. We all here in Lincoln wish you a speedy recovery, James.

Onto the game itself, I'm happy we won against Missouri. Outside of one fumble, we kept our noses clean and away from turnovers that have cost us in past games, our defense stepped up tremendously against an improving Bruin offense and while I would like to see us perform better in third down situations, I'm pleased we're remaining competitive in a very tough division. We have to continue that in interconference play, especially with Atlanta and their defensive schemes coming to town this week.

In regards to the owners' meeting, I'm pleased that everybody was able to work together to implement some exciting changes. I very much approve of the league-wide drug testing policy along with the player eligibility and practice squad implementations. Also, I feel the ability of having PR funds being transferred will also add a new interesting twist to the trade market in the upcoming season and beyond, especially with the restrictions lifted on the APL trades and trades within the HIFL until hitting the trade deadline.

That said, I will take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 02, 2015, 03:57:49 PM
"Of all the players in the HIFL, if you could add one to your roster without the worry of salary, who would it be, and why?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 02, 2015, 08:37:10 PM
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Alfred Glass.

Outside of my team, he's probably my favorite player in the league right now. He does stuff that sometimes doesn't seem like something a human being would be capable of pulling off. In my opinion, he's a future MVP in this league and to do so primarily as a CB, there's nothing more impressive. Under the scenario proposed by your question, that kind of a player is one that changes people's perspectives on your defense and not to mention, he's a play maker on returns and even has been doing his thing in an offensive capacity with Oakland this season. Glass would be my pick would be if I had to grab anyone from the HIFL and not worry about the cap.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 02, 2015, 08:43:48 PM
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With $6MM in cap, do you think you could afford to make a splash trade to replace Hill and give this team a boost?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 02, 2015, 08:46:02 PM
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We've been fairly frugal with the finances and I am confident it does put us in a good position to fill in that spot and do so as a means to continue helping this team strive for and exceed the goals set by our ownership at the start of the season. Be it through a trade or free agency, we're going to be looking to make the best move for this team.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 02, 2015, 08:48:35 PM
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The team is very somber after losing Hill.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 02, 2015, 08:50:09 PM
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Can't blame them one bit. I'm still shocked and upset about it myself. Football or not, you never want to see this sort of thing happen. I think I'll have a talk with the guys once we take care of business like making sure the league knows Hill's going on IR and finding a way to replace his spot for the season. Outside of that, Coach, kudos on the win. Wish it'd have been under better circumstances, but still.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 02, 2015, 09:11:20 PM
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Atlanta is beatable, we should bet another this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 03, 2015, 02:29:33 PM
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Not too much of a betting man myself, but yeah - we can start another winning streak by beating them, so let's focus on that as much as we can. Thanks Coach. On your way back, can you grab Coach Cobb to come see me, please?

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Hey Coach, wanted to check in with you and get the rankings Atlanta's currently got with their defense, figure out a way to attack them and their system the best with you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 03, 2015, 09:25:27 PM
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Well they are dead last in points allowed, giving up a whopping 34.7 points per game.  9th in yards allowed at 369, 6th against the run allowing 113.6 and 10th against the pass with 255.4 yards per game.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 04, 2015, 04:56:32 PM
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So they're not so bad against the run, but on the latter half of pass defense and obviously allowing a lot of points. We've favored the run ratio a little more the past few weeks, but I'm thinking we can fall back to a 55/45 this roundabout on run/pass, since Douglas seems a little more comfortable throwing the ball now. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 04:57:42 PM
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It could work if he plays well.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 04, 2015, 05:01:18 PM
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Alright, Coach. Appreciated. Can you send in Coach Beast to see me, please?

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Coach Beast, first and foremost, how are you holding up? Given what happened in the Missouri game and all, I know the mood has been a somber one altogether and I know you've been working close with James since training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 05:34:34 PM
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It definitely hurts to lose a kid like that.  Hoping he can continue to play down the line, but that was a scary moment for all of us..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 04, 2015, 06:19:26 PM
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him on my side of things and then some. That said, we've got Atlanta coming up and I wanted to see their rankings and the breakdown on their side, just to make sure we put ourselves in the best position to win.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 06:31:29 PM
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11th in scoring, 10th in yards, 12th in rushing, and 10th in passing.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 04, 2015, 06:37:20 PM
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I appreciate your diligence in keeping up with the numbers and passing them my way, Coach. Also appreciated work with the list you gave me, especially given the events. If it's not much, there is something here that I'd like to confirm with you first...

THAT GM STRIKE GUY POINTS TO THE LIST WITH FIVE NAMES ON IT

I like the first two names on it, but with the system you have in place, who do you believe would be the best candidate?

...Granted, if this is one of the "you GM, I coach" decisions, I get that too. Worth asking, at least.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 06:39:12 PM
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It really depends on what you want him to do.  One is more of a run stuffer and the other is more of a pass rusher, the choice is yours..
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 04, 2015, 06:55:32 PM
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Thanks Coach. Appreciate the input. I'll let you head back to practice and I'll make some calls.

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Kiara, if you could, please connect me to Mr. Arnold Reigns of the Seattle Rhinos.

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Mr. Reigns, allow me to break the ice. I'm That GM Strike Guy over here in Seattle and due to unfortunate circumstances, we are looking to bring in Rafael Freeman over to Lincoln. As a way to start the conversation, I'd be more than happy to offer Peter Humprey in exchange for Freeman's rights.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 07:15:49 PM

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GM Strikeguy... I remember you!  I listen to ya little podcasts for EN BEE EL and for da EF BEE EL!   You know I am not a stoopeed man! So don't make me a stoopeed offer!  For my best defensive tackle, and one of da best in da AYE PEE EL I want Qinn Rodriguez, OR $5MM in PR! GET TO DA CHOPPPPPAAAAAA!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 05, 2015, 06:04:57 PM
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All due respect, Mr. Reigns? It's Quinn. First and foremost. I am very well aware of your intelligence being at the same level of that of a neural-net processor; a learning computer. This was a conversation starter. As for your request, Quinn is part of our building blocks here in Lincoln. So I'm going to counter-offer that, sir. No bullshit, no games. It's how I operated my podcasts during my time as a host and it's how I'm coming to you as a General Manager with the Lincoln Pride.

You mentioned looking at 5MM of PR. At this time, we only have 1.5MM. What I'd like to offer you in this case is a workaround. A way to make a long term investment in the success of the Seattle Rhinos in exchange for another building block here in Lincoln. We shake this season on 1.5MM transferred to you. In Season 7, once the funding is available to us, we make an investment of 4.5MM on the Rhinos. It would be an investment done with an extra 1MM in interest and something that with the new rules in the HIFL kicking in next season that we would be able to allocate properly. All of that to get the rights to Freeman.

If you're interested, I would love to shake on that and get this done. If not, then I thank you for taking time out of your day to listen and wish you and the Rhinos all the best in the upcoming season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 05, 2015, 11:06:43 PM

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Hasta la vista... Strikey.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 08, 2015, 05:26:30 PM
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GM STRIKE HANGS UP THE PHONE, SHAKING HIS HEAD

Alright Kiara, let's move on and have a word with Pedro Guerrero Jr.

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Mr. Guerrero, hello there. That GM Strike Guy in Lincoln here. We came by some intel on our side and we're interested in acquiring the services of Timothy Kim. Curious if you'd be interested in a deal and if so, what would we be looking at to get it done?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 10, 2015, 09:10:34 AM

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Send me Carl Kraft and we've got a deal..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 10, 2015, 05:43:40 PM
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We'll shake on that then, Mr. Guerrero. I'll pass it on for confirmation. Thanks for your time and good luck out there in Tijuana.

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Kiara, Timothy Kim's representation - if he has one - or Timothy Kim himself, if he's his own representative, please. We need to bring in our new DT into the fold.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 10, 2015, 08:27:58 PM
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How ya doin?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 10, 2015, 08:36:36 PM
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Howyoudoin' Anthony? Good to hear your voice. So, let's talk about getting Timothy signed to be a part of the Pride. 3 years, 3.5 million would suffice?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 10, 2015, 09:00:58 PM
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Fuggettaboutit! ...We're looking for $5MM for 2 years.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 10, 2015, 10:17:57 PM
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I can agree to that, Anthony. I'll forward the paperwork in a little bit here. Good doing business, as per usual.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 10, 2015, 10:45:23 PM
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Fuggettaboutit
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 12, 2015, 09:30:18 PM
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Indeed. Thanks, Anthony.

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Kiara, any chance we can get contact Sergio Krueger's representation in regards to bringing him in to play for us, please?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
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Well hello there.... GM.... Strike.... Guy...
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 12, 2015, 09:36:12 PM
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The Contract Negotiator himself. Mr. Crain, hope you're well and active as always. That said, we'd like to see about Sergio playing out the remainder of the season for us here. We know he did some solid work in the APL and the initial offer in this case would be one of 1 year, 1.5 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2015, 09:41:47 PM
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We will sign that deal, make it so, number 2.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 12, 2015, 10:06:43 PM
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It has been done. Thank you for your time, Mr. Crain.

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Alright Kiara, a few changes to send over to the coaches in terms of depth chart but we're set to go, given the buses are getting ready. Let's lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart:

- Blitz ratio to 30% on defense for the week.
- 55 run/45 pass ratio on offense for the week.
- Timothy Kim slotted in as the #1 DT spot in depth chart for the rest of the season.
- Sergio Krueger slotted in as the #2 RB in depth chart for the rest of the season.
- All other aspects = coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 03:45:34 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 07:08:26 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming. I'm pleased with the fact we picked up a victory against the Warriors where we saw our defense step up massively, our new additions in Timothy Kim and Sergio Krueger play well in such short notice, Waylon Hagan show he is the "Mayor of Sack City" and George Page run the ball through the defense in the same manner the Warriors are hoping they'll be able to do in a few years. I still think that for us to continue this success, we have to get more consistent in third down situations and not cough up as many fumbles as we did this game - we were lucky none of them were picked up by the other side. That said, I figure we can talk about this week first before anything else. I'd like to extend an apology from the Lincoln Pride to our fans, the league, its sponsors and the whole nine yards for John Raymond's words following his client Waylon Hagan's performance. While Mr. Raymond is not an employee of ours and his words, thoughts and actions do not reflect that of the Lincoln Pride players, coaches and staff, he is the representative and agent of one of the core members of this team. In turn, his words have an effect in how our team is perceived in the media and among our fans. This is not acceptable behavior from Mr. Raymond and I hope that as a grown man and a professional, he can come to understand that as well moving forward.

That said, it's been a first half to remember. Both for the highs and the lows. I am happy to be above .500 right now and fighting tooth and nail for the top spot in the North West at 5-3. We're neck and neck with Rapid City right now and both of us are aiming for Oakland and the one win separating us from them and first place right now. It's never easy to win games in the Western Conference, as outside of Oakland, four teams including our own are tied for 5-3 records in it. The league itself hasn't had anybody with more than 6 wins and that says something about the level of competition here in the HIFL. So, getting a win streak going for us right now is a very good step forward towards securing our ownership goals and exceeding them with a playoff spot. The way I see us playing and fighting, it's for exactly that - a playoff berth. We've got the talent to do it, we're hungry to get another taste of postseason football and we're going to fight with all we have to do it. St. Paul is coming to town this next week and while they may still be reeling from recent losses and the change in management, they still sport one of the best defenses in football. We need to come at them with everything and the kitchen sink, make it a successful three-for-four campaign against Eastern Conference teams so far and most importantly, get another W here in Pride Rock Stadium.

I'll take some questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 08:04:30 PM
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How did it feel to sweep the player of the week awards this week, I believe this is a first for the Pride.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 08:41:12 PM
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From my own research and knowledge, I believe that's the case, Mike. And yeah, I'm extremely proud...I know it's probably a little cheesy given we're called the Pride, but it gave me great joy to see two deserving individuals like George and Hagan get it. We knew what Hagan could bring to the table when we signed him and he delivered on that and then some with his performance...and George has just been a revelation for us, somebody who's gotten better and better with each game. I'm confident that's one of the guys who's going 1,000+ yards on the ground this season and that along with being a threat in the passing game makes him an essential part of the offense - I'm happy we have him here for the long haul.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 08:51:47 PM
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Undefeated at home this season, how does that feel?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 08:54:12 PM
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Pride Rock has been special for us this season and something that I wanted to see out of our guys. This is our home turf and we want this place to be downright intimidating for ANY team that steps foot here. It starts with building a string of wins like this one in our pridelands. We're hoping to continue this streak against St. Paul this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 09:36:54 PM
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Hey Strikeyboy my man...ermh, boy.... guy...yeah guy!

Two games above .500 and that's where we want to be!  Great work, stay the course.  These Lincoln fans love what you're doing!



Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 09:50:33 PM
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Mr. Meer, thank you for the praise. It's been some hard work, but I'm happy with our first half and glad that our fans are on board with us this season. I'm confident we can keep this going and definitely reach yours and Mr. Whart's goal of an above .500 season. At the same time, I also want to let it be known that if we get a chance at postseason play, we're going to seize it and help bring playoff football back to Lincoln once again.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 10:07:14 PM
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In that case! Let's raise your goal to making the playoffs! WOO!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 10:27:45 PM
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I look forward to meeting that challenge head-on, Mr. Whart. And thank you both so much for the vote of confidence. This team will make you proud.

Any other questions for me, bosses?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 10:44:13 PM
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Nope. Hakuna matata
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 10:46:14 PM
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What a wonderful phrase.

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Kiara, let's get Coach Campbell in here.

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Coach, excellent win there. That makes it two in a row and we've got St. Paul this week. They're still reeling from losing their GM, so definitely want to make this three in a row for us. Thoughts on this week's game, what we've got coming up or any other affairs?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 10:57:12 PM
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I don't like that fat bastard Raymond.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 13, 2015, 11:27:23 PM
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While not sure on his birth circumstances and I'm not one to judge people on their weight, I am still not happy about his stunt post-game. Think I'll have a heart-to-heart with his ass to square things up. Hagan could use this to get on a roll but the last thing we need is a loudmouth distracting him from tearing the Lynx's offense a new one.

Outside that, anything else for me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2015, 12:49:29 AM
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No nothing in particular here.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 14, 2015, 05:53:31 PM
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Thanks Coach, have a good practice. On your way back, can you send Sergio Krueger to come see me?

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Mr. Krueger, nice to finally meet you. And of course, welcome back to the Pride. Hope everything still feels a little familiar, even though you were elsewhere for a pair of seasons and a half. Are you settling in okay?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2015, 06:00:02 PM
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I'm settling in well, it's good to be back in Lincoln.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 14, 2015, 06:04:09 PM
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We're happy to have you back. Looking forward to seeing you put in some work in the second half of the season. Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Krueger. On your way back, can you send in Timothy Kim to see me?

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Mr. Kim, hello there and welcome to Lincoln. Nice game to start things off this past week. How are you settling in so far?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2015, 08:14:22 PM
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It's alright.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 17, 2015, 12:02:40 AM
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We're happy to have you nonetheless. Appreciate you checking in, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, before I have this particular conversation with Mr. Raymond about what happened post-game...how bad of a hit did we end up taking in the public eye for it? Be it the league's perception of our team or of Hagan himself...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 17, 2015, 12:24:51 AM
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It was not bad, parents are not happy, but they aren't protesting like a group of racially offended Samoans..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 17, 2015, 12:45:20 AM
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Ah yes, the Rikishi incident. What a time that was to be alive and covering it before GM TJ went full...well, you know the rest. I hope the apology on the media was a nice start, I'd just rather not see this escalate any further. Until it's that time, send Andrew Vieira to see me, please.

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Andrew, hello. We're at the halfway point of the season and I just wanted to thank you for your hard work so far with us since you were drafted last season. You've been an important part of special teams and that much is appreciated. Keep up the hard work.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 17, 2015, 01:27:13 AM
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Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 18, 2015, 12:41:24 PM
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Thanks Andrew, I'll let you get on back to practice.

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Alright, Kiara. Make the call to Mr. John Raymond, please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 18, 2015, 12:46:38 PM
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Hello GM Strike, what can I do for you?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 18, 2015, 07:21:57 PM
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Just wanted to touch base with you given the news report this week. After the press conference and checking in with our own public relations, your comments have a few parent complaints. Nothing too serious to the Rikishi incident from years ago when the NBL was still ticking but I would like to ask you a favor, given who you represent. Just...keep the comments to talking about your client without evoking things like religion, holidays aimed towards children and such. Just so that way when the Mayor of Sack City is making headlines, those headlines are about his play on the field rather than what we had this week. Is that possible to do moving forward, Mr. Raymond?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 18, 2015, 08:02:00 PM
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...Ummm, how about NO.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 19, 2015, 01:11:22 AM
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Alright then. It was just a humble request, nothing more. You can answer it however you see fit but I do hope you'll take the time and hopefully see this from my point of view. Nevertheless, your time is appreciated. Goodbye, Mr. Raymond.

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Alright Kiara, all taken care for the week. Let's lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart:

- Blitz ratio to 30% on defense for the week.
- 55/45 run/pass ratio for the week.
- All other aspects = coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 23, 2015, 04:22:16 PM
WEEK 9 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK. THEY WAIT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR ESPN NEWS, AND YOUR UPCOMING OPPONENT.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 24, 2015, 11:10:48 PM
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I'll keep this one simple and to the point to start us off, ladies and gentlemen of the press. Whether it's by an inch or a mile, a victory is still a victory...and as of now, we're riding a three game winning streak, we are still undefeated at home and have four wins out of our last five games. We've put ourselves in a good position here, folks. Although we did know that St. Paul would come at us with every intent to stop their losing streak, they did that and then some to where I feel that we could have definitely put on a far better performance against them. We capitalized on the Mario Muller missed kicks and Anthony Bates has been kicking some big ones for us this season, the biggest one so far coming just seconds before OT was over this week. I'm proud that we got the win and that we have a streak going. We can build on that. But like Coach said, we do have to come out on practice and put on a far better effort next week against San Antonio and capitalize, keeping our undefeated streak going in Pride Rock this season and continuing to keep pace in the North West race with Oakland and Rapid City.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 24, 2015, 11:42:17 PM
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How worried were you about a tie, considering how little time remained in the game?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 24, 2015, 11:48:15 PM
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I hate ties about as much as Roy Baker does. It definitely came down to the wire more than I would have liked, but our guys drove down the field and Barnhart connecting with Page to get us within the zone for Bates' game winning kick made me breathe out a sigh of relief. Again, definitely like that we did pull off the victory, but I'd like us to be able to do that without needing right before an overtime period ends.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 25, 2015, 12:08:36 AM
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Close shave there, good to gut out the win, but this week I expect a much more decisive win.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 25, 2015, 12:52:04 AM
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San Antonio is a team we can take advantage of and add another win under the column. Either way, let's get the boys practicing and ready for it. Let's finish this home stand strong and proper against them, because Vegas, D.C. and New Jersey for the next three straight weeks is going to be one hell of a challenge after the other before division play happens again. Also, with that in mind Coach...just off the top of your head, what have we been looking like on the run/pass ratios for third downs altogether? I know that's been one of the areas we're still struggling with and I wanna see if there's something we can do to improve it even if just by a little.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 25, 2015, 12:57:19 AM
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45/55 on 3rd and short and 10/90 on 3rd and long.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 25, 2015, 01:10:47 AM
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Thanks Coach. Outside of what we covered there, got anything else for me before you go on back to practice?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 25, 2015, 01:36:42 AM
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Not much to add, but I am glad we have Page locked up for a few years. That kid is a talent.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 25, 2015, 01:49:51 AM
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Happy you approve, Coach. George's one hell of an investment and has been worth every penny. I'll let you get going, although if you could grab Coach Cobbs to come see me on your way back there, it'd be appreciated.

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Coach Cobbs, hey. Just wanted a quick word with you - both wanting to see about getting San Antonio's defensive rankings and also, about you getting the offense together and practicing a few more third down simulations and such. It's been an area where I see as an opportunity for us to definitely grow and get better at, especially with the upcoming games.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 25, 2015, 11:38:38 AM
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They are 7th in points allowed, 11th in yards allowed, 12th in rushing allowed, and 10th in passing allowed.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 27, 2015, 08:18:16 PM
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Thanks Coach. If you could, I'll let you get back to practice and please, an extra focus on third down situations with the guys would be great.

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Alright Kiara, all taken care for the week. Let's lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart:

- Blitz ratio to 30% on defense for the week.
- 55/45 run/pass ratio for the week.
- 55/45 on 3rd and short and 25/75 on 3rd and long for the week.
- All other aspects = coaches' decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2015, 09:24:36 PM
WEEK 10 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK. THEY WAIT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR ESPN NEWS, AND YOUR UPCOMING OPPONENT.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 03, 2015, 10:10:28 PM
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Members of the press, I'll keep this simple before opening the floor to questions. An excellent outing by our guys on all sides of the ball after the close set of affairs last week against St. Paul the week before against the Knights. To keep things simple and easy, we have a nice three-game winning streak going and now are in sole possession of second place in the North West and continuing to control our own fate towards a postseason run. Our expectations are high and we head into one of the toughest games we have this season against a game Las Vegas Scorpions team that just got done demolishing the Mermen. No doubt they're looking to continue winning ways at home but in a division as tough as ours, we need to keep pace and we're going to be aiming for another victory here, even if it means doing so in enemy territory.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2015, 10:24:30 PM
 
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This season, Las Vegas is 3rd in points allowed, 1st in yards allowed, 3rd in rushing allowed, and 1st in passing allowed... Where do you think your greatest chance of success will be this weekend as you face the top defense in the league?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 03, 2015, 10:30:32 PM
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It's definitely the biggest challenge we have to date as a team. The Scorpions have been basically their own highlight reel spot on ESPN with the way they have played since the get-go. Thankfully, we had a game against an offense that had some potent elements active and going a few weeks back when we played Tombstone and we can draw on a little bit of that experience to try and keep them as grounded as we can. At the end of the game, whether it ends up as a shootout, a defensive struggle or something in the middle, I know the guys here in our Pride are coming to Vegas ready for a hell of a football game and looking to come out victorious. At the same time, we know Michael May can throw his fair share of picks if enough pressure gets applied on him, so we'll definitely look to hopefully force a few of those our way and then capitalize on it. Our offense is potent enough to do just that, even if their numbers aren't anywhere near as fancy.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2015, 10:33:20 PM
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Jon Raymond was at it again this week, how do you feel about his comments regarding this weeks game, where he said....

"Waylon Hagan is hungry for blood, he wants to make Michael May bleed, and until he hears his bones snapping under him he will not stop. He will ruin him, end him, SACK him! Michael May will find no quarter.  SACK, REPEAT, SACK, REPEAT, SACK, REPEAT!

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 03, 2015, 10:46:14 PM
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THAT GM STRIKE GUY'S EXPRESSION SUDDENLY SHIFTS INTO SLIGHT ANNOYANCE, A SIGH AND A NEAR FACEPALM ENSUING BEFORE HE GLANCES UP AT THE MEDIA AGAIN.

I get that Mr. Raymond is very passionate, almost to living vicariously through his client's work. While it's true that sacks and such are great statistics to have in a game of this sort, it bears repeating that those comments are that of John Raymond and John Raymond alone and in no way, shape or form represent that of the Lincoln Pride organization. We are here to play football and while that's a violent game with some serious consequences at times, we're not here to turn it into Bloodsport. It's clear these comments are basically more of a distraction to the kind of team we are and the kind of football we play here...but of course, Mr. Raymond's well within his rights to such comments. But going forward, that will be on his own time and under his own dime...because going from here on out, he will not be allowed anywhere near these press conferences, our practice facilities, Pride Rock Stadium or any Lincoln Pride related activities both home and away until I deem it fit otherwise.

I'm confident that Mr. Raymond can be an advocate from the comfort of his own home.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 12:53:49 AM
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Are you concerned with the possible repercussions of banning the confidant of your best player?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 01:26:06 AM
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I attempted to reach out to Mr. Raymond in private about this weeks ago when initial concerns came to light in media about certain comments he made and he chose to continue this same path, Mike. I'm far more concerned with the fact that one single advocate thinks he has leeway to say whatever he wants to say without there being any consequences for it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 08:52:35 AM
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GM Metro just announced that Mr. Raymond was banned from the Scorpions facilities, to include the stadium.  How do you feel about this decision?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 09:47:51 PM
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I feel it's his own way of making sure that Mr. Raymond's influence isn't anywhere near this upcoming game and I can appreciate that on his and the Scorpions' part. Looking forward to a great game this weekend.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 10:19:13 PM
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Still undefeated at ho--


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SIR, Mister Raymond is demanding to speak to you!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 10:22:53 PM
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Still undefeated, indeed, Coa-

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Kiara, one second, please...

THAT GM STRIKE GUY TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO COACH CAMPBELL

...Coach, I apologize. Give me one moment, we'll touch base on this next week and Vegas very shortly.

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Okay, Kiara...is he holding on the line? Or is he trying to come into the office?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 10:25:14 PM
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He is here... and very angry.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 10:28:07 PM
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Of course he is...

THAT GM STRIKE SIGHS

Let's deal with this and get it over with. If you'd be so kind as to keep security on standby, Kiara, I'd appreciate it. Send Mr. Raymond in.

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...You clearly have something to say if you're taking time from your day to storm into my office. This had better be good, Mr. Raymond.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 10:43:35 PM
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First of all, HOW DARE YOU take that tone with me!   

Second of all, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!  You think you can ban me from the stadium, from the practice field, from talking to the press?!

...What the hell kind of show are you running here?!

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 10:53:35 PM
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First AND second, I'm the General Manager of the Lincoln Pride...and you're in my office. You can start by lowering your tone, Mr. Raymond and speaking to me like a reasonable human being.

Third, I asked you weeks ago to settle down on your tone when speaking to the press in regards to Waylon Hagan. That when it comes to the matter of the Mayor of Sack City making headlines, those headlines should be about his play on the field, about the fact that he's soon going to break his own records rather than the sideshow that you have made by running your mouth. Advocate or not, you don't run the show around these parts. Because you might be his agent, but when Waylon Hagan is here at practice or playing this game of football or even when you're doing his dealings with the press at his request...you best keep in mind that you're doing this on OUR time. Not yours.

And you've abused that time, Mr. Raymond. You've abused it enough times to where instead of the focus being on this team and the fact we're close a postseason berth, I'm having to comment on why oh why is John Raymond running his mouth about Michael May being left a broken and bloody man. I'm not putting up with it anymore. So unless YOU take a good hard look and change your tone with me going forward, it'll be exactly like I've made it clear to the media.

You wanna keep barking the way you've been, Mr. Raymond? You're more than free to do so. I can't stop you. But you're going to do it on your own dime. Not this team's.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 11:02:10 PM
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I WILL BARK AS LOUD AS I DAMN WELL PLEASE! 

WOOF WOOF WOOF
WOOF WOOF
WOOF!!!

I AM THE ONE WITH THE VOICE OF THE MONSTER INCARNATE! THE SACK MACHINE, THE SULTAN OF SACK!  THE NECK BREAKING, BONE CRUSHING, BLOOD GUSHING, FACE SMASHING, QB SACKING BEAST!  WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYLON!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 11:18:32 PM
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And like I said, Mr. Raymond...you can feel free to do all of that in your own time going forward.

Security!

Please escort Mr. John Raymond out of the premises and after you do so, he is to be treated as a trespasser going forward in regards to any of our team functions, practices, our press conference room, anywhere within the vicinity of Pride Rock Stadium, and anything involving the Lincoln Pride in any capacity unless I say otherwise. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 11:47:51 PM
JOHN RAYMOND IS DRAGGED OUT, HEELS ON THE FLOOR, KICKING AND SCREAMING...

HIS SCREAMS SLOWLY FADE, BUT YOU CONTINUE TO HEAR HIS WORDS AS HE SCREAMS "YOU WILL NEVER LIVE TO REGRET THIS, YOU SON OF A......... BIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii



Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 04, 2015, 11:53:36 PM
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Well, that's...ominous.

SIGHING, THAT GM STRIKE GUY MAKES HIS WAY BACK OVER TO HIS SEAT

Kiara, thank you. Can you send in Coach Campbell again? Now I think we can talk about this week in peace.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 05, 2015, 12:05:00 AM
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..Well that was interesting.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 05, 2015, 12:12:21 AM
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"Interesting" is probably the most PG way to put it, Coach.

Regardless, good work out there this week. Still unbeaten at home, second place in the division with only a game out from Oakland. Good spot to be in, given the series of games we have coming our way, starting with Vegas this week. Any thoughts on the upcoming week or anything else going on?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 05, 2015, 12:30:31 AM
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We need to win two of the next three to prove we can win more important games.  We only have a few "good" wins over quality teams, we need to add to that total.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 05, 2015, 08:35:23 PM
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Our biggest tests of the year before we try to seal things up on the division side. Definitely feel we have it in us to do it. One more thing Coach, I know lately we've been running more of the 55/45 run/pass ratio in the last few games and it seems to have been a good balance all around for everyone. Think we're good to stick with that as our default go-to ratio?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 07, 2015, 12:46:52 AM
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I think so, yes.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 07, 2015, 12:58:29 AM
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I'll make sure we put in officially for the upcoming week and going forward. Thanks Coach. On your way back, can you send Coach Cobbs to see me? Thank you.

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Coach Cobbs, I've got the stats on the Vegas offense...how are their defense looking overall in rankings? Trying to formulate a plan of attack here.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 07, 2015, 01:16:07 AM
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They are beasts.  #3 in points allowed at 20 ppg, 1st in yards aloowed at 284, 1st in run defense at 84.3 yards, and 3rd in pass defense at 200.

They are out of this world.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 07, 2015, 01:27:14 AM
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Well, they may be out of this world but they haven't played us yet. We'll come at them with all we got, Coach. Prep the boys up on offense appropriately, we're going to need all hands on deck. Thank you.

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Okay, Kiara...let's get ourselves prepared for it and lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart:

- 55/45 run/pass ratio for the rest of the season.
- Blitz ratio to 30% on defense for the week.
- 55/45 on 3rd and short and 45/55 on 3rd and long for the week.
- All other aspects = coaches' decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 01:05:27 AM
WEEK 11 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO TOUCH ON.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 13, 2015, 01:29:12 AM
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I know the media will have their fair share of questions and I'll be ready to answer them soon. I'd like to touch on the fact that regardless of circumstances, Las Vegas kicked our butts pretty good. They've got a hell of a team there and I take nothing away from their efforts. I do feel while this was one of Barnhart's rougher games in the season that we still had some nice takeaways, be it Zambrano's effort with 116 yards, Page coming near 100 yards overall both on the ground and the air, our defense coming up with three picks on Michael May...but fumbles hurt and they hurt badly. Anytime that you turn over the ball, you're not in for a good time and Vegas made us pay for it. We're going to clean that up moving into next week and towards our attempt at a postseason run, along with keeping our undefeated streak at home when we host a very solid DC team, who GM Jon has done a stellar job in building up since arriving on the scene...

Now, the hot topic is obviously this entire situation with Waylon Hagan being a no-show for this crucial game against the Scorpions. At this point, everyone of you in the media and across the league know the lengths that we went to acquire Waylon Hagan, to bring an extra "oomph" to this Pride defense and something that has definitely been a part of what got us to being 7-4 at the moment. But this behavior is completely and utterly unacceptable! I have come to expect such a petulant, bitter stunt like this one from John Raymond himself but not from Waylon Hagan himself. Regardless of circumstances, what Mr. Hagan did was a slap in the face of each and everyone his teammates, his coaches, the front office, the Lincoln Pride fans and the entirety of the HIFL. Our guys here in Lincoln may not be the flashiest, but one thing that the Pride does is go to battle for one another, having the backs of each other at any point...and in a game of this magnitude, Waylon Hagan...you best believe that you have failed this city!

As for the matters that followed post-match...I, for one, do not plan on caving in to Mr. Raymond's lavish demands over social media. Because at the end of the day, this is a TEAM sport. THIS IS THE LINCOLN PRIDE FOOTBALL TEAM! And excuse my French here, ladies and gentlemen - this is most certainly NOT the goddamned Waylon Hagan show!

THAT GM STRIKE GUY TAKES IN A DEEP BREATH, ALLOWING HIMSELF A MOMENT OF COMPOSURE

As for what comes after this and leading up to the game against D.C., we're certainly going to figure this out internally before game time. That said, I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 11:16:34 AM
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Are you considering a suspension or release of Mr. Hagan at this time?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 13, 2015, 06:43:09 PM
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Whatever decision we make moving forward is a call we're going to make in office and with the best interests of the Lincoln Pride moving forward. Although I would love to make sure we have this matter settled once and for all by the end of the week before we host D.C.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 06:59:31 PM
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...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 13, 2015, 07:12:27 PM
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...Yup. That's about my reaction the entirety of it all. This will be settled, one goddamned way or another.

Level with me, Coach...the boys equally as pissed off as we are?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 08:41:40 PM
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Yeah, but I'm not sure if they are pissed at Waylon, Raymond, or the entire situation.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 13, 2015, 09:54:41 PM
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I'll gauge that bit with the captains myself before handing out the decision and getting past all of this. That said, we've got the Cobras coming here this week...but if it's alright with you Coach, I would rather handle any sort of talk for that game after getting this whole ordeal with Hagan sorted out. Are you alright with that?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 10:33:50 PM
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That works for me..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 15, 2015, 03:59:48 PM
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Thank you, Coach.

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Kiara, can you please send in Hector Houser and William Saunders? Thank you.

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Captains, thank you for coming in. The reason I called you in was due to a conversation I had with Coach Campbell in regards to the situation this week. We all know what happened with Waylon Hagan no-showing but that we don't know for sure if the boys in the locker room are pissed at Waylon, his agent John Raymond, or the entire situation.

So, I want you to level with me on this, guys. No punches pulled. What's the feeling in the locker room in regards to this ordeal?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 15, 2015, 09:53:36 PM
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Man, the dude quit on the team.  Frankly, Fuck him.



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I'm not really a guy who is going to go talk about another guys business.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 16, 2015, 12:44:28 AM
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I see. Well, I appreciate the candidness from you both on that. That said, I'm also curious to know how the morale in the locker room overall is on both the offensive and defensive side of things after what just went down.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 08:30:42 PM
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Morale is fine.


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 18, 2015, 07:57:28 PM
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At least it's nice to hear morale is still good. Thank you both, captains. I'll let you both get back to practice.

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Kiara, please connect me to Commissioner Wilkinson's office.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 18, 2015, 08:00:19 PM
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Hello GM Strike, what can I do for you?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 18, 2015, 08:14:01 PM
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Commissioner, thank you for taking my call, especially given your busy schedule.

What I'd like to talk you about is in regards of this situation with Waylon Hagan. We are considering going the route of suspending him for the remainder of the season given his no-show against the Scorpions this past week and the fact Mr. John Raymond seems insistent that they're a package deal. Regardless of what thoughts I have on that "glorified" advocate, it's clear that Waylon Hagan is an impact player that adds to the intensity and excitement of this league. So, while the official rule book of the league didn't have anything under suspensions, my assumption is that any player who doesn't bother showing up to practice, let alone to play on Sundays doesn't get their particular paycheck for that week of work.

If I'm not mistaken in that regard, if we divide Hagan's salary on our side per week of games played in the league this year, including the preseason, he's been making roughly $334,000 per game with the figures rounded up. Again, I'm not sure exactly where this particular figure goes with each game if this is money that is not collected by a player who doesn't show up to do his job but what I'd like to make sure in this case is that if we do suspend him - if it's possible - that the money doesn't go in vain. That we put it towards a charity of the HIFL's choice or towards a program that is HIFL sponsored down the road to encourage the growth of the sport.

My question to you is if that is an avenue that can be explored in these circumstances, Commissioner, or if it'd be the kind of stuff the red tape on a player's contract wouldn't allow it at all.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 18, 2015, 08:25:25 PM
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When Mr. Hagan chose not to show up to his game, he did forfeit that game check, and that money can be donated away, as it was already committed from the Salary Cap, however, if a player is suspended by the team, he is still paid unless you otherwise made the decision to suspend him without pay, in which case you would likely be opening yourself to a legal battle. 

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 18, 2015, 08:42:21 PM
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Thank you for clearing that up, Commissioner. It answers all I needed to know. I'll leave it to the league's discretion as to how to donate that money towards a worthy charity...although if you want a recommendation, the "Run Hard and Be Nice To People" campaign that you see a guy like DeAngelo Williams on the NFL side of the ball supporting research and treatment for lung cancer is a nice start and I'd be happy to get that going on the right foot if last week's check can be donated towards said cause. Thank you for your time, Commissioner.

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Kiara, kindly issue ESPN and the rest of the local and national media to run this following statement in the press, please:

"Going forward starting as to this week, Waylon Hagan will not be suspended for his actions by the Lincoln Pride. We of the Lincoln Pride organization felt that a decision such as a suspension or a release would be the far easier path to take for Mr. Raymond to ensure his client guaranteed money for sitting around and doing nothing. In fact, we are happy to welcome Waylon Hagan back at any point during the course of the season should he choose to voluntarily return and apologize for his actions to Lincoln Pride players, staff and fans. That is, of course, if Mr. Hagan wishes to get paid his monetary sums for the last few games of this season, since by league rules, a no-show means he's forfeiting his game check. In a worst case scenario, for each week Mr. Hagan does not appear in a Lincoln Pride jersey, we will proudly use his forfeited game check and donate it towards worthy causes, such as the Run Hard and Be Nice To People campaign or the advancement of the game football on both local and national stages.

But we would also like to take this time to also urge that Mr. Hagan truly considers the company that he keeps, a company that's more than happy having him sit away from the sidelines and at home rather than standing in the gridiron as the Mayor of Sack City and a man who still has more than enough weeks to break his own record established last season as a Nighthawk. We cannot force Mr. Hagan to play the game of football, but if that is not something Waylon Hagan wants, that is a decision he should make for himself instead of having an advocate do it for him."
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 18, 2015, 09:25:06 PM
THE MEDIA RUN YOUR STATEMENT, IT IS MET WITH MIXED REVIEWS AS SOME FEEL CALLING OUT HAGAN AND HIS CAMP IN PUBLIC IS A BIT QUESTIONABLE
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on November 18, 2015, 10:01:38 PM
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Our business is set for the week, Kiara...let's get ourselves prepared and lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart:

- DE rotation chart for the week: Waylon Hagan (if he shows up) - Peter Humphrey - David Cain - Joseph Kimbrell
- 60/40 on 3rd and short and 40/60 on 3rd and long for the week.
- All other aspects = coaches' decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 20, 2015, 12:38:46 PM
WEEK 12 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO TOUCH ON.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 22, 2015, 10:20:27 PM
WEEK 13 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO TOUCH ON.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 25, 2015, 05:37:00 PM
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GM Strike is away due to personal reasons, we'll be locked until he returns.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 12:12:54 AM
WEEK 14 PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO TOUCH ON.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 12:37:14 AM
END OF SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND A REFLECTION ON YOUR SEASON AS A WHOLE.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 12:59:29 AM
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Thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the press. My apologies for my sudden absence, some family affairs arose at home and those were something that needed to be taken care of.

The guys on this team fought with their hearts out over the last few weeks, grabbing a big win over an Impact Bowl team in New Jersey in the process but coming up short a few times too many added with injuries, the cards didn't pan out the way we would have wanted them to as well as with missing the playoffs in the process of a three-game losing streak. We had some bright spots with our core of linebackers showing why they're one of the toughest in the HIFL, Douglas Barnhart earning his stripes and showing he belongs as a starting quarterback, George Page putting on one hell of a season and I hope he gets the proper recognition for it and there's a lot of good pieces here for our future that I feel will help this team be better next season. But I know there were some lows as well and a majority of that falls on me, be it what did take me away from being fully attentive to the matters of this team when it needed the most and the entire situation with Waylon Hagan and his agent John Raymond. It falls on me that this team didn't make the playoffs like I expected us to and I know that I can expect to be held accountable for that shortcoming.

That said, I do want to take the time to thank our amazing fans here in Lincoln who stuck with us throughout the season, through the highs and the lows...we're going to help make this an even better team next season and look towards climbing to bigger and better things. I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 01:22:53 AM
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8-8 is a respectable finish, but do you think things go differently with Waylon Hagan giving the team a full season of play?
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 01:26:09 AM
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I can understand that's going to be one of those great "what if" scenarios that football historians discuss a few years from now when looking at this season and how it all developed. At the same time, who knows? We could have ended up at a similar result or perhaps run the table. What I do know is the fact that no man is above this football team and it's just unfortunate that Mr. Hagan and his representation did not see it that way.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 01:31:05 AM
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Many around the league have applauded your stance on Hagan and Raymond.  Do you see yourself as a posterboy for taking a stand against an agent, or was this a one-time type incident?
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 01:39:55 AM
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This was more a situation where I refused to let one advocate of one single player be treated in a preferential manner compared to the rest of the team and the standards that we hold here and across the league. Football is a team sport and that was my whole stance in the process. Mr. Raymond made himself a distraction that this franchise did not need to have, he blew off my warning entirely and thus, I took action. And to me, that's biggest difference between Mr. John Raymond and all the other agents in the agent...

Mr. Raymond is a wordsmith but he's an amateur when it comes to business. All other agents I've encountered across my time here as a GM in the HIFL and even during my time as a podcaster for the NBL and the HIFL last season, they're professional and they are looking out for the best interest of their clients and their agencies rather than being a distraction that would keep them from earning a paycheck.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 01:45:29 AM
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Glad you made it back, the team missed you. Hope you're not too disappointed in how we did while you were away..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 01:51:23 AM
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You guys fought your asses off out there for it. I was elated with the win we got over New Jersey. If anything, I'm sorry I couldn't be here to do my part but family stuff did get resolved, so I'm looking forward to getting another season of work here and hopefully helping get us over the hump next season for that playoff berth.

That said before we get everyone on vacation and to watch the rest of playoff football, I did want to ask in regards of our defensive coordinator situation, Coach Campbell. Coach Beast's contract runs out at the end of the season and I know you two have difference preferences over the formation to run on defense. That said, I'm also interested in trying to shift towards a 4-3 format on defense, which I know you have experience in running. Are there any particular coordinators you'd be a fan of working with that are out in the market once next season hits?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 02:01:49 AM
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No one immediately comes to mind, but I do like the idea of finding someone who fits my scheme..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 02:17:28 AM
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It's been something I've been giving some thought over the last few weeks while I was away. I think it'll help us, especially since we have a solid core of linebackers altogether. We can work on improving the defensive line to fit the scheme, but these are matters we can take care of when next season hits. That said, over the past few weeks and watching over the guys a little more closely than usual, any particular thoughts or feedback on the things we can improve for next season before we get on our way to some well-deserved rest?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 02:20:35 AM
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We will definitely want to replace Hagan, we lost a lot when we lost his sacks.  We need that pass rush.  Also, some upgrading on the outside of the O-line at the tackles would do us some good..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 02:26:10 AM
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Definite idea on the tackles and as for replacing Hagan, that's a definite. I have an idea on how to go about that in the offseason, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. I appreciate it, Coach. Although one request when you return over to your office, can you send Dr. Leon King to see me? Thank you.

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Dr. King, hey there. I wanted to wait a few weeks after surgery was done and such to see in regards to James Hill. I know his recovery will take us into next season but what I want to know is, from what we've seen so far since the injury and the surgery if his recovery will be a full one with him being able to ever play the game again or if it's career ending.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 02:31:30 AM
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He will rise again and return to the kingdom..
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 03, 2015, 02:38:39 AM
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GM STRIKE GRINS FROM EAR-TO-EAR

Now that's some good news to go on vacation with. Thanks Doc.

Kiara, send out the word across Pride Rock. We're going on vacation. Happy holidays to everyone and let's lock in for the upcoming offseason.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 01:45:28 AM
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GM Strike, happy you're back and ready to get to work! Listen, you did great last year, but this year we are hoping for even more.  So lets make it happen!  Right?!  Pride Rock was a tough place for people to visit this year, and we want to keep it that way! 

We love what you've done so far Strikey boy, so keep up the good work, oh hey... good work with getting that Raymond Clown out of our building too... I can't stand a big mouth, unless it's mine! HA!


Our roster currently requires:

2 Running Back
2 Tight End
3 Wide Receiver
1 Guard
1 Tackle
2 Center
2 Defensive End
2 Linebacker
1 Cornerback
1 Strong Safety
2 Free Safety
2 Open Roster Spots (any position)

10 Practice Squad Roster Spots (optional)

1 Defensive Coordiantor

Our 2016 Salary cap is set at 145MM by the league.
We have 70MM remaining with our current roster.
We have 16.75MM of our PR budget remaining for next season.

   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 01:56:05 PM
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Thank you, Mr. Meer. I understand the goals at hand and I'm ready to put in my best foot forward to help us get there. And I don't think we'll have to worry about Mr. Raymond's mouth any longer moving forward. Have a good day, sir.

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Kiara, one quick question before we do pitches. Can I get the exact amount that it would be to franchise tag a Defensive End?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 02:39:12 PM
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Due to the number not being "scientific" anymore.   The league says with the current salaries in place the franchise tag for a defensive end is 7.25MM or a 25% increase in their salary from last year if the tag number is lower than their previous salary.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 02:58:12 PM
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That answers it perfectly, Kiara. Thank you. I'll come back to you on that much in a brief moment, but until then, can you get me Mike Maker on the line, please?

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Hey Mike, thank you for taking my call - I figure it'll be a busy time coming up now with the offseason kicking in, but I wanted to speak with you in regards of Quinn Rodriguez. We know he's been showing some interest in regards of exploring free agency, but we wanted a word in hopefully making sure that we keep him as a member of the Pride for seasons to come.

Needless to say, he's our youngest linebacker of our current core and played one of his best seasons this past year. Outside of Albert Eaton, no one else had more tackles on our team than him. Add that to the ability to get in the backfield and also to defend passes when needed, we definitely want him back for the long term. Our ideal contract here would be a multi-year option to keep Quinn as part of our core of linebackers along with promoting him with some PR as one of the best young linebackers in the game as well, making his name even more known among our market and other markets in the league. Is that something that Quinn and yourself would be interested in, Mr. Maker?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 03:16:03 PM
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And along with that, we faxed you our offer to your office. Feel free to review it and let me know what you think.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 05:10:34 PM
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Not a bad offer, but unless you're bring that up by about 2 million, we're going to be testing the open market.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 05:17:07 PM
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Not an unreasonable compromise, I can make that increase on the salary and make the numbers work for everybody. Do we have a deal?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 06:13:59 PM
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Perfect.  We're signed.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 07:20:00 PM
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That was rather painless to do. Thank you so much for working with me on this, Mike. Look forward to seeing Quinn back as a member of the Pride.

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Alright, Kiara. If my math is correct, if we make the decision to franchise tag Waylon Hagan, it'd be the 25% raise from his 8 million salary last season - thus ending up at 10 million, yes?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 08:27:08 PM
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...and a PR Nightmare, but yes.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 08:56:46 PM
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His agent's pulled off some stuff to try just as much. I'm willing to go one further if it means getting value for the guy. I appreciate your input and advice nevertheless, Kiara. But for the time being, could you please get me Bobby Shapiro on the line?

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Bobby. Hope I'm not intruding on anything too important, but wanted a word on getting Francis Zambrano and Christopher Fernandes re-signed.

For Zambrano, I was looking at 2 years, 5 million with 1 mil of PR thrown in.
For Fernandes, a 1 year, 5 million deal.

What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 10:25:18 PM
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More than acceptable... Hell yeah!

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 10:51:16 PM
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Thanks Bobby, pleasure to work with ya on this. Have a good one.

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Kiara, Anthony Campanelli, please.

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Anthony, howyadoin'? Wanna talk about keeping Michael Arnold for another season with us - 1 year, 1 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 11:02:35 PM
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We are hoping for closer to 2MM, we will sit on this one for now and think about it.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 11:04:20 PM
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I can go up to 1.5MM on our side if it helps sweeten the pot, Anthony. But if you need the time to sit on it, it's completely understandable. Just let us know.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 11:05:23 PM
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Give us some time to think on it, we will give a counter before the end of ERFA if it's not enough for him. We'll talk it over.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 11:21:55 PM
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I appreciate it, Anthony. I look forward to hearing from you both.

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Kiara, let's get Eli Harris on the line.

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Eli! Good to speak with you, wanted to talk in regards of keeping Brandon Logue and Albert Eaton with us and saw that they were interested.

That said, here's my initial offers:

For Brandon Logue - 2 years, 4 million.
For Albert Eaton - 3 years, 4.5 million with 1 mil of PR
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 11:46:15 PM
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Not bad offers, Logue is looking for around 5MM and Eaton is asking for 4.75.

   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 11:48:13 PM
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Just to make sure I have it correct, then.

Logue's looking at 2 years, 5 million and Eaton is looking for 3 years, 4.75 million with 1 mil of PR?

Because honestly, I'm not opposed to doing both of those deals right now to bring two key members of our secondary back.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 11:54:02 PM
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Yeah, that's what it will take.

   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 06, 2015, 11:58:05 PM
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Consider it done, Eli. Thank you for your time.

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Kiara, just saw the coaches list got released. Can you get me Roderick Baker of the Sacramento White Tigers on the line? Please advise him it is about our defensive coordinator position before you patch him through, just so he knows what we're looking to speak with him about.

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Coach Baker, That GM Strike Guy over here in Lincoln. We've been looking over a couple of names to bring in as our defensive coordinator and yours was one of at the top of our list. To make this simple, I just have a few questions for you if you are interested in interviewing for the job.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 12:13:16 AM
COACH BAKER IS CURRENTLY IN A MEETING WITH MISSOURI
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 07, 2015, 12:16:03 AM
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Kiara, we'll keep our search moving, in this case. Can we get Mr. Jhonny Colon from the Mexico City Luchadores on the line?

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Coach Colon, hello there. This is GM Strike Guy over here in Lincoln and we've been looking over a couple of names to bring in as our defensive coordinator, I'm looking to interview you for the job and ask a few questions if you'd be interested.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 12:23:23 AM
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Hola, What do you want to know?

   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 07, 2015, 12:28:35 AM
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Well, Mr. Colon - a couple of things. What type of defense do you run, what's your defensive philosophy, a little history on your eight years of experience and where have you gotten it and which defensive position do you feel you are the best at coaching?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 08:01:09 PM
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I spent 7 years coaching as a defensive line coach for some teams in the NFL.  I am a 4-3 guy, I like to clog the middle of the defense with good, big defensive tackles so we can stop the run.  Need good quick linebackers though.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 07, 2015, 10:43:22 PM
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That's good news, as I do definitely want a 4-3 system implemented with some good defensive tackles. Looking at our current roster and the linebackers we have in place - are they the kind of LB's that would excel in your system, Mr. Colon?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 10:46:32 PM
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Quinn Rodriguez is definitely, the others are aging and a little slow.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 07, 2015, 11:35:15 PM
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Understandable, Coach. I appreciate your time, I've got another interview on my books here but we'll be in touch. Thank you for your time.

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Kiara, get me Benny Campbell, please.

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Coach Campbell, thank you for your time. At this point, we're looking for a defensive coordinator and I know that you are a 4-3 coach along with the fact you and your dad have worked together in some capacity in the past. That said, I know with Pearl Harbor that you didn't get to implement anything close to what your system would be. So I'd just like to get to know your own philosophy with coaching, what defensive positions you feel you that you coach best and where do you see this defense after taking the realms of it for, say, 2-3 seasons.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 05:43:41 PM
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I don't really coach any one position better than the other. I am a coverage-coordinator, I believe in building a defense with a strong front 4, but linebackers and corners who are best at stopping the passing attack.  I am not about rankings and statistics, I don't care if I give up 600 yards of offense, as long as I limit the points allowed. 

     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 09:14:27 PM
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I see. No doubt you'll have an easier time running the 4-3 scheme you know here compared to what you had in Pearl Harbor. That said, would you be interested in a 2 year, 3.5 million deal to come in as our defensive coordinator?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 09:49:05 PM
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Definitely.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 10:24:33 PM
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Thank you Coach. We'll see you for the combine.

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Kiara. John Raymond. Whether it's on call or if the man wants to stroll into my office like the last few times...doesn't matter.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 10:30:04 PM
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...Well HELLO there.... Strikeyboy.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 10:39:02 PM
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Oh spare me the usual diatribe. Saw you called in some favors. Fair play. I certainly see you have some clout and that's all well and good, but to be honest? Given how dirty you did my team last season and you pushing the red button on your own client's monster season, I had no problem pushing mine either. But clearly, you think you have the higher ground, so I'll let you go first and tell me just what exactly does Mr. Raymond want from the Lincoln Pride and I in order to bury this hatchet and get it all over with.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 10:45:37 PM
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...It's pretty simple tough guy.


...Grovel. 

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 10:52:31 PM
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GM STRIKE GUY BLINKS...AND THEN PROCEEDS TO LAUGH HYSTERICALLY

Let's make this simple, John.

I will not lose an asset without getting something back for him. So quite frankly, you can definitely encourage teams to sign your monster. I certainly will not counter them. See, during the time you've gone through calling every agent on the planet to do you a solid, I have deals in place to either have your beast playing in warm weather all season or with an Impact Bowl contender. I'm also a patient enough man to let our friends in the APL start their season and send your player's rights in a trade where I'm certain they would GLADLY take Waylon Hagan off my hands for quality back my way or some valuable PR money that I can spend on bettering this team.

Now...let's try this again.

What will it take to bury the hatchet?

And if the answer is so much as "grovel," I have no problems with finding security footage of you barking like a dog in my office before security dragged you out last season and making it go viral.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 11:06:15 PM
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...Always nice to have a soundbite on your iPhone of a GM threatening to embarrass you if you don't conform to his desires.

Good luck brushing this one off, we're done.. and you're toast.



JOHN RAYMOND LEAVES AND GIVES THE MP3 TO THE MEDIA... THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET REALLY, REALLY UGLY...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 11:09:48 PM
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Security, do kindly see Mr. Raymond is escorted out of the building. Thank you.

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Kiara, call in a press conference with the media that's been all over the area. Please and thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 11:11:21 PM
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THE MEDIA GATHERS, HAVING DOWNLOADED THE FILE SENT BY JOHN RAYMOND... THEY LICK THEIR CHOPS WAITING TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.  PENS AT THE READY, THEY WAIT.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 11:21:55 PM
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GM STRIKE GUY WALKS INTO THE PRESS CONFERENCE, STEPPING UP TO THE PODIUM AND CLEARING HIS THROAT BEFORE COMING NEAR THE MICROPHONE

Thank you for your time, everyone.

As you know by this point, a certain piece of audio from my office during a meeting has made its way to viral status. Between both the vines, the Facebook posts, Instagram...it spread like fire. Obviously, I know what was said. I said it. In the heat of the moment, at that. My behavior during this particular meeting with Mr. John Raymond was unprofessional and unbecoming of what a General Manager should be doing and for that much, to the Lincoln Pride franchise and fans, I apologize. I apologize for letting my emotions get in the way of business, even if the agent in question was more than happy to tell me to "grovel" in order to make our peace before that particular tidbit that I said - again, me. Loud and clear.

Before coming into this job as a General Manager, I was a podcaster. Maybe not the most distinguished member of the media like yourselves but somebody in this particular industry that wasn't afraid of asking hard questions and calling out the nonsense as he sees it. You know the story as it unfolded. Unlike Mr. Raymond, I won't go to our security tapes and play up this show any further, as much as every part of me as a man wants to go through and do just that. I'm here to genuinely apologize to the people who do matter over this debacle and make some pieces of business very clear.

Waylon Hagan will find a home to play football in this season, although I can certainly tell you it will not be with the Lincoln Pride. John Raymond will go on and be able to run his mouth accordingly in another market, although it will not be this one. We're moving onward with our offseason and Season 7.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 11:27:52 PM
 
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Is it true you are releasing Waylon Hagan from his franchise tag?

   
 
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Rumor says you've traded Hagan to New Jersey, despite his not signing the Franchise Tag, is this true?



 
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Why did you franchise Hagan after he made it clear last year that he would not react well to such an action?

   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 08, 2015, 11:38:45 PM
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Merrill, negative.

Collinsworth, per HIFL Rulebook guidelines, when the franchise tag is designated - it has not needed to have the confirmed monetary amount, as it is either the average of the best five players per the position or a 25% raise of the player's previous salary. The same situation occurred with Michael May last season in New Jersey and in the league confirmations, it was never indicated how much Michael May's franchise tag contract was nor was it indicated that any of his franchise tag rights were lost in the trade to Las Vegas - who then eventually did re-negotiate his contract. As for the franchise tag itself, Colin? Call it not wanting to lose out on your investment after it walked out on you halfway through last season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 11:46:51 PM
THE PRESS NOTES YOUR SNARK AND LEAVES YOU TO YOUR LONELY FREE AGENCY
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 12, 2015, 12:15:45 PM
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Kiara, I'm off to the combine. Since it seems that no one will speak to us on free agency anymore.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2015, 12:41:39 PM
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I think we could send a few offers out in private... but yes, enjoy your combine.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 12, 2015, 12:47:56 PM
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Huh. Well, I guess it wouldn't hurt. If it's all possible, can you text me the names of the ones in question who would accept said private offers? Thanks Kiara, appreciate it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2015, 01:00:46 PM
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I think any would accept an offer, if it is at the right price.  We just wont have the luxury of pitching the offer with details.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 12, 2015, 01:21:52 PM
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Our interactions are limited but they'll still consider deals. Fair enough. Thank you again, Kiara. I'll get to working on those in between interactions at the combine.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2015, 10:28:15 PM
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Okay sir.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 15, 2015, 11:37:50 AM
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I appreciate the hard work, Kiara. Please continue to keep an eye on things out here. With the amateur draft about to get under way, I'm about to join the coaching staff with our list of targets.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 11:47:08 AM
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Okay sir.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 12:00:45 AM
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Alright Kiara, before I get going - can you get in touch with Texas Minutemen owner Highway Dunn, please?

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Gunnery Sergeant Dunn! This is the That GM Strike Guy, sir. Rumor mill mentioned you guys are looking at getting young wide receivers and we happen to have one in Andrew Espino. That said, we're also interested in filling our Free Safety position and feel Lanny Folse would be a great fit. So, to not beat around the bush, my initial offer would be Andrew Espino and one of our Defensive Tackles in David Cain in order to acquire Lanny Folse.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 12:09:46 AM

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If you throw us $1MM in PR as well, then you have a deal.
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 12:21:50 AM
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I can agree to those terms, sir. Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 12:27:41 AM
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Pleasure doing business with you...

...Dismissed!
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 12:28:52 AM
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Aye aye, sir.

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Kiara, let's get Lanny Folse's representation on the line.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 12:43:02 AM
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...oh la-la, let's make some magic.    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 12:45:34 AM
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Bobby!!!

Yes, let's make some magic happen. 3 years, 4.5 million?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 12:50:47 AM
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.Boddaboom baddabing, shwing!!!!! You got it my brazilian beasty boy!    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 12:52:36 AM
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I'll send it to the league. As always, appreciate you working with me on this.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 12:53:19 AM
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Not a problem... Hey, has anyone ever told you that you could pass for a skinny santa clause?  ....Nevermind, take it easy.    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 12:58:17 AM
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Not really. But I was told once I'd look weird bald. Take it easy, Bobby.

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Kiara, let's get a word in with the Maine Red Lobsters' owner in Crusty Crabs.

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Mr. Crabs, That GM Strike Guy here in Lincoln. Hey, we were looking to see if you guys would have some interest in regards of acquiring either QB Earl Acker and or DT Peter Humphrey from our side. I'm not opposed to getting players back but we're primarily looking at getting PR back, if you would be interested in either guy or both.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 01:10:26 AM
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I'd take both of them for 250K in PR.    
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 17, 2015, 01:13:10 AM
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That's fair enough, Mr. Crabs. I'll forward the deal and I appreciate your time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2015, 01:22:20 AM
 
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Yes yes goodbye.    
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 18, 2015, 12:35:19 AM
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Indeed.

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Kiara, let's get Patrick Shoemaker of the Winnipeg Polar Bears on the line.

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Mr. Shoemaker, how are you? That GM Strike Guy here. I am here to inquire about acquiring Michael Cox as a player here in Lincoln and wanted to gauge your interest on what particular positions Winnipeg is looking to fill and perhaps we can come to an agreement.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 12:44:16 AM
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Well, we'd love to acquire a corner like Justin Holt...    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 18, 2015, 12:48:01 AM
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Holt, unfortunately, is not a player I plan on dealing out at this time - especially when he's got room to grow with our team.

I do have Gary Tejeda who definitely still has some talent in him not to mention that I'd be willing to send back for Cox. If that does not work, I can offer 1MM of PR as compensation for Cox's rights as an alternative.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 12:49:48 AM
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Hmmm, let's say Tejada and the 1MM, and we can agree on this deal.   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 18, 2015, 12:54:38 AM
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That's a deal I can shake on, Mr. Shoemaker. I'll forward it to the league offices and I appreciate your time. Good luck to you this season.

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Kiara, let's get in touch with Michael Cox's representation to ink out a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 12:55:37 AM
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HO HO HO... It's BobbyClause comin' to feel up the booties of all yo women..    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 18, 2015, 12:59:19 AM
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Not just a soul man with the best Deion Hester impression I've seen but a BOOTY Claus to boot. Never let 'em tell you that you're a one-trick pony, Bobby.

Let's talk some turkey in regards to Michael Cox. Would a 3 year, 3.5 million deal work here?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 01:00:51 AM
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We like it, but coming down from the great northern unknown, we'd love 250K in PR for this year just to let the ladies in Lincoln know that its time for them to get some COX!

The contract is good as is, but also 250K in PR for this year in the misc. department.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 18, 2015, 01:16:30 AM
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This is understandable and I tell you what, let's make it happen. I'll throw in the 250K of promotion on him on top of the terms agreed for the contract. We'll give him something good. Last year's PR work we did here with a majority of our talent should tell you how good.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 01:21:26 AM
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Sexy time, send it to the league.    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 18, 2015, 01:32:06 AM
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It's done, Bobby. Thanks for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 01:37:06 AM
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Good stuff bud.    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 19, 2015, 11:08:34 AM
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Kiara, please get me Philip Whitson's representation on the line.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2015, 11:05:54 PM
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Hey there... let's do this at 4yrs and 4.5MM... U...C.........LA!.    
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 20, 2015, 12:30:58 AM
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That's the exact ballpark I was looking at, Mike. I'll get this bad boy to the league offices shortly.

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Kiara, let's get Wilhelm Hammer's representation on the line next.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2015, 12:47:43 AM
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We're looking for 3 years and 4MM in salary.    
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 20, 2015, 01:59:29 AM
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That works for me, Scott. I appreciate your time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2015, 12:54:59 PM
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Of course.    
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 21, 2015, 08:08:30 PM
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Kiara, let's get together with Harry Griffin's representation to get him signed.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 21, 2015, 10:41:33 PM
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3 years and 2.5MM GM Strike.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 21, 2015, 10:44:44 PM
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That's a deal, Amber. I'll fax it to the league offices.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 30, 2015, 03:49:45 PM
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Let’s get Edwin Harter’s representation on the line, Kiara.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2015, 03:53:35 PM
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1 year and 1.5MM.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 30, 2015, 03:55:54 PM
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Ah, my apologies Amber, I know we just had you on the line. The term works out, I'll get it faxed to the league.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2015, 04:04:13 PM
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Splendid.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 01, 2016, 02:16:04 PM
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Appreciate your time, Amber.

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Kiara, let's get in touch with John Andres' representation.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2016, 03:29:10 PM
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Hey there, 1 year and 1 Million.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 02, 2016, 05:58:31 PM
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I have no problems with showing you said money, David. It's a deal.

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Kiara, roster spots left and cap room. How are we looking, what needs to we still need to fill up?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2016, 07:34:36 PM
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Current figures have us needing 1 RB, 1 TE, 2 WR, 1 Center, and 3 optional roster spots with 17MM and 5.25 in PR remaining sir.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 03, 2016, 01:21:56 AM
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I appreciate the hard work as always, Kiara. By the way, is Philip Whitson around? I figure I might as well introduce myself to the new draftees if they're available, so if he's around, please send him up to come see me.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 12:09:19 AM
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Hello??
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 01:20:14 AM
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Hey Philip, sorry for the confusion, wasn't one hundred percent sure if the draftees were ready when I made the initial call. Anyways man, I wanted to welcome you to the fold here in Lincoln and we're looking forward to having you for the long-term here, man.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 11:49:27 AM
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Happy to hear my name called boss, I'm still with my family at the draft party, we're all pumped to be a part of the Pride!
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 02:38:16 PM
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We're just as happy to have you. I won't take up any further of your time, enjoy this time with the family, Philip. We'll see you come training camp.

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Kiara, please patch me through to Marc Rice's representation.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:06:32 PM
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Well, if you want to negotiate, we'll start the talks at 1 year and 1MM....

if you'd rather just get down to business, 1 year and 750K is what we're looking for.
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 08:18:19 PM
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Getting down to business suits me just fine, David. We'll accept the 1 year, 750K terms and I appreciate your time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:25:33 PM
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Splendid.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:30:59 PM
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GM Strike, 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 08:33:07 PM
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Ah, Commissioner Wilkinson. Didn't expect your call, hello there sir.

And a call from Bobby about Jarvis Botts? No, we have not received that call in regards to Botts. All my interactions with Bobby have been with unsigned players. If I may ask, is there something odd going on, sir?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:34:20 PM
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Nothing of concern at this time, doing some due diligence.

Thank you Mr. Strike, enjoy the remainder of your off-season.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 08:35:27 PM
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Understood. Thank you Commissioner, take care.

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Well, that was weird. Anyways, Kiara, please patch Wilhelm Hammer through for me, please.

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Wilhelm, GM Strike Guy here. I wanted to take some time with the draft getting wrapped up to extend a big welcome to the Lincoln Pride family. You did a hell of a job at the combine and we're looking forward to seeing you in training camp and helping contribute to the team here.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:39:39 PM
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I am excited to start destroying offensive linemen and quarterbacks, ya!    

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 08:42:39 PM
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You'll get to do alongside one of the best in William Marquez, to boot. Enjoy the rest of the time during the offseason and we'll see you in training camp, Wilhelm.

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Well Kiara, that's it for us. Just a few more positions to fill out come free agency and we hopefully shouldn't have too much issue doing that to kick the season off with the finances we've got in place.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 04, 2016, 11:49:19 PM
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Okay, Kiara, let's get free agency started with a call to Scott Forrest about signing Lemuel Jackson.

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Scott, thanks for taking the call. We're looking to get Lemuel signed here in Lincoln and our initial offer we'd like to submit in this case is of 2 years, 1.5 million.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:05:23 AM
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We will consider it and let you know..      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 12:14:04 AM
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Absolutely, Scott. I know you guys aren't making decisions on a lot of these offers right away. Take your time with it, let us know.

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Kiara, let's get in touch with Bobby Shapiro.

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Hey Bobby. Crazy end to the draft season aside, I wanted to talk in regards of bringing Ralph Brown to Lincoln for the foreseeable future. He's young, he put in a decent sample size last season with Alabama and here, we definitely feel like he'd be able to play alongside one of the best wide receivers in the game in Hector Houser. We'll submit the offer to you via fax, since I know you'll get a few inquiries on him.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:27:03 AM
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Sounds good, we'll consider it.      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 12:31:12 AM
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Awesome, Bobby. We were also looking at bringing the running back Robert Adkins into the fold too and that offer is just one I'd like to send your way before we end the call here. We'd be looking at 2 years, 1.5 million to do it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:41:53 AM
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Sounds perfect.      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 12:49:04 AM
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Thanks Bobby, have a good one and hope to hear from you in regards to Ralph.

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Kiara, let's get in touch with David Ames.

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David, wanted to talk shop in bringing in tight end Neil Gutierrez for this season with us in a 1 year, 500K contract. Does that sound like something we could do?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:52:33 AM
 
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Deal.      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:04:23 AM
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Thank you David. I appreciate your time.

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Kiara, let's make the call to Scott Forrest once again.

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Scott, apologies for not bringing this up during our earlier chat but I did wanted to talk to you in regards to William Brewster. Before making any offers, I know circumstances under old management didn't allow a deal to come to fruition at the time in which he was a part of this team and last year was last year, so before talking business any further...is Lincoln a location that your client would wish to play for?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:06:51 AM
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Make your pitch, I'll put the brakes on our deal with Tombstone..      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:12:01 AM
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Former management did not get a chance to do right by William Brewster in Lincoln and with expansion, Music City swooped in. We know the story at this point. But one of the things that this community has not forgotten is what William Brewster became as a part of the Pride, how he helped lead this team to a playoff berth in Season 5 and made a name for himself from being under Crawford's shadow to being a premiere quarterback in this league. Somebody who is causing his own agent to put the brakes on negotiations with the Western Conference champions in Tombstone at that.

I can't say from our side of the things that we can offer whatever amount Tombstone may be able to provide, but given GM Powers' sketchy history with quarterbacks, I would hate for William to re-live the same grief he had to go through this season until he landed in a steady spot in Oakland. Our offer here Scott is 4 years, 10MM and 2.5MM in PR. I appreciate you hearing me out regardless of what decision William makes.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:20:22 AM
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Move the Salary to 14 and we are back in the fold.      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:23:21 AM
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4 years, 14MM and 2.5MM in PR, then. Okay Scott, let's make it happen. I'll fax it to the offices.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:24:26 AM
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Missed it by "THIS" much... sorry there GM Strike.      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:24:40 AM
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Ah, I see Tombstone got on the board just before we did. No worries Scott, I appreciate you taking the call from me.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:29:33 AM
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Before you do go, Scott - I see Giovanni Hill is still also looking for a new place to call home and St. Paul didn't provide him with the best level of consistency. With the weapons we have on offense with Page, Houser and Zambrano, think Gio would be interested in being part of the Pride? For an offer for your office to contemplate - 4 years, 11MM and 2MM in PR
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:30:45 AM
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We'd really like that 14 you were just offering for Brewster...      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:35:18 AM
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I see. The main reason I did the 11 as the initial offer is due to us still waiting to hear on the center Lemuel Jackson that's represented by you as well. Trying to be frugal with the numbers, but I also understand you have to provide for your people too, Scott. Tell you what, keep the offer there for the time being, let me crunch some numbers here on my side and I'll get back to your office on my end during this free agency process to see if we can accommodate it?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:37:12 AM
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Well, honestly, I know there isn't another starter spot open, so lets do the 11MM and 2MM in PR.      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 05, 2016, 01:39:50 AM
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I'll fax it to the league offices Scott. Good doing business with you, sir.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:40:27 AM
 
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Not a problem.      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 06, 2016, 01:22:46 AM
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Two things, Kiara. Any response on the offers we made that haven't been signed yet? And also, what are we looking at for cap and the spots we need to fill?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 06, 2016, 01:37:13 AM
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Actually Kiara, I do see Ralph Brown got signed. Let's just confirm the numbers for the time being. I have us still needing one more wide receiver and a back-up center, having 3.25MM in salary and 2.25MM in PR. Accurate?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 11:41:19 AM
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We just went over numbers 4 days ago, I am doing other clerical work and can not update you at this time.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
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Lemuel is a part of the Pride.      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 07, 2016, 02:28:00 PM
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That's great news, Scott. I'll be sending the paperwork to the league office shortly.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 07, 2016, 11:58:34 PM
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Kiara, let's get in touch with Bobby Shapiro.

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Bobby, hey again. So, we're doing a few more depth signings on our side, we're looking to bring in Michael Driver. Short deal, simple enough to let him get some playing time and flexibility after the season is done. My offer would be one of 1 year, 250K.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 07, 2016, 11:59:11 PM
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GM STRIKE GUY COUGHS

Apologies, Bobby. That would the cornerback Michael Driver.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 12:32:31 PM
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500K signs us, but 250K doesn't even cover child support.      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 08, 2016, 08:36:20 PM
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Well damn, definitely have to consider the child support. Let's go ahead and get that signed up for the 500K then. I'll forward it to the office.

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Kiara, let's get in touch with James T. Crain.

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Mr. Contract Negotiator, how very nice to speak with you once again. We know one of your clients, tackle Joe Carrico went undrafted and would like to see about bringing him in into a 1 year, 250K contract
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 08, 2016, 09:01:06 PM
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Actually, excuse me. On foolish hindsight, that's...I realize that offer is almost insulting. And we only have one last spot. Let's make it 1 year, 750K in this case, Mr. Crain.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 09:02:45 PM
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Sure.      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 10, 2016, 07:52:43 PM
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Thank you, Mr. Crain.

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Kiara, I believe that's all spots filled up and all of our salary used with some PR left. I'm already working with the marketing department in designing our promotions for this season, that will be put in place as soon as possible.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 12, 2016, 05:04:01 PM
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Kiara, the promotions are almost finished on our side but there was something that I needed to check on before finalizing it all. If he is reachable, could you please get me in touch with Justin Holt? If not, we can just leave a voicemail and have him get back to us.

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Justin, GM Strike Guy here. My apologies for bothering on vacation but with training camp coming soon and the off-season near the end, there was an idea our marketing department and I wanted to run by you. First, do you have any particular attachment to the number "23" you wear now and if not, if you'd be willing to change it to the number "45"? "Holt 45" would the basis of that promotion. Let me know.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2016, 05:37:33 PM
 
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"Holt 45..."

...I can dig it.  Let's do it.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 12, 2016, 05:39:55 PM
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I'll get it forwarded to the marketing guys and we'll get to work on it. Just wanted to make sure we had your blessing on it, given it'd require the jersey number change. Thanks Justin, we'll see you come training camp.

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Kiara, please make sure we get the jersey number for Justin Holt changed from "23" to "45" moving forward in all of our paperwork. I should have all of our promotional work and lock-in information wrapped up and ready in a few hours.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
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Yes, Okay.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 12, 2016, 07:06:54 PM
LINCOLN PRIDE SEASON 7 OFFSEASON SHEET

TICKETS:
$300

CAPTAINS:
Starting QB: Giovanni Hill
Skill Players: Hector Houser
Offensive Line: Christopher Fernandes
Defensive Front Seven: William Saunders
Defensive Secondary: Albert Eaton
Offensive Captain: Hector Houser
Defensive Captain: William Saunders

TRAINING CAMP:
OFFENSE
George Page - Hands
Michael Cox - Agility
Philip Whitson - Pass Blocking

DEFENSE
James Hill - Endurance/Conditioning
Justin Holt - Tackling
Wilhelm Hammer - Speed

DEPTH CHART & STRATEGIES

DEPTH CHART:

QB - Giovanni Hill - Allen Ayala - Vincent Gomez
RB - George Page - Sergio Krueger - Robert Adkins
FB - John Souza
LT - Mike Reeves - Joe Carrico
LG - Christopher Fernandes - Joe Carrico
C - Philip Whitson - Lemuel Jackson
RG - Hugh Ulrich - Joe Carrico
RT - James Franz - Joe Carrico
TE - Frank Olvera - Neil Gutierrez
WR - Hector Houser - Francis Zambrano - Michael Cox - Ed Wagner - Alberto Alonzo - Thomas Sipes
WR - Francis Zambrano - Michael Cox - Ed Wagner - Alberto Alonzo - Thomas Sipes

DE - William Marquez - Wilhelm Hammer
DT - James Hill - Timothy Kim
LB - Quinn Rodriguez - William Saunders - Kelly Luttrell - John Andres
CB - Brandon Logue - Justin Holt - Harry Griffin - Michael Driver
FS - Lanny Folse - Edwin Harter
SS - Albert Eaton - Leandro Swain

K - Anthony Bates
P - Andrew Vieira

Kick Return: Michael Cox - Lanny Folse - Harry Griffin

Punt Return: Michael Cox - Lanny Folse - Harry Griffin

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STRATEGIES:

Backfield: Featured Running Back (George Page)
Primary Receiver: Hector Houser
Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Offense Strategies/Playcalling/Formations: Coaches’ Choice
Defense Strategies/Playcalling/Formations: Coaches’ Choice

PLAYER PR CAMPAIGNS

HECTOR HOUSER - 3MM
- 1MM: [Commercial: “Taking It To The House”]

Over the years, Hector Houser has made a lot of big, important catches for the Lincoln Pride and has become an iconic part of this team as both its best receiver and one of its main leaders. But one of the most important aspects about Hector is his ability to grab a football anywhere up in the sky and have the chance to take it to the house. This highlight reel will showcase all of his deep ball catches and his ability to get yards after the catch, the emphasis being on what catches he has “taken to the House” over his many seasons of play and showcasing that this is going to be the season where Hector Houser not only takes it to the house in regular season play, but also helps lead the Pride “to the house” in postseason play as well.
- 1MM: Funds allocated to continue the “Hector’s House” PR initiative started in Season 5 (and kept going in Season 6), expanded this season to include “Hector’s House” sections in the each end zone of the stadium along with continuing to provide season ticket holders with a raffle opportunity to win a Hector Houser game-worn signed jersey, gloves and a meet & greet dinner with the offensive leader of the Pride.
- 1MM: A one-season partnership collaboration with Under Armour as a means to get Hector Houser his own signature “Under Armour UA Highlight Houser” football cleats, which he will advertise in commercials along with another Under Armour gear and products. Each sale of the “Highlight Houser” cleats will see 5% of its sales price donated to Domesti-Pups, a non-profit organization in Lincoln whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through the assistance of animals, and to promote awareness through education.

JAMES HILL - 2MM
- 1.5MM: A one-season partnership with HBO to produce an HBO 24/7 Special titled “Return to the Hill”, chronicling James Hill’s journey from the aftermath of his neck surgery last season to his in-game return to the HIFL as a part of the Lincoln Pride. In the process, this special will serve as a way of giving a worldwide audience a better look at the trials and tribulations that a young man who had just started to come into his own as a football player experiences and serve as a way to hype up Hill’s return to the football field as a member of the Lincoln Pride, ready to get back to playing the game that he loves.
- 500K: “March to the Hill” - a 5K Run/Walk that James Hill will attend and help host, organized to start and end at Pride Rock Stadium, where each person participating in it will gain a commemorative t-shirt, an opportunity to enter a raffle to win various Lincoln Pride memorabilia right after the 5K Run/Walk event inside of Pride Rock Stadium and the ability to redeem a coupon in their 5K Run/Walk bib for two complimentary, “best available” Lincoln Pride home game tickets in Season 7 or 8.

GIOVANNI HILL - 2MM
- 1MM: [Commercial: Gio Thrill]

Since his arrival in the league from UCLA., Giovanni Hill has been one of the HIFL’s most exciting players due to his ability of making plays with both his arm and his feet. He has battled injuries, he has seen his highs and his lows, especially with his previous season in St. Paul not going well and the Lynx opting to let him walk. The commercial will focus on some of Giovanni’s best moments during his college and pro career, guaranteeing that as the new QB #1 of the Lincoln Pride this season, Giovanni Hill will be known to the world as “Gio Thrill”, as he leads the Pride’s offensive force and the opposing defenses on a thrill ride that will be worth every penny and he continues his own ascension as one of the most exciting players in all of football today.
- 750K: The “Thrill Ride” virtual reality event will be established in Pride Rock Stadium, as a ways of getting fans to experience exactly what it’s like to step into the shoes of a player like Giovanni Hill, as they get to quarterback their Lincoln Pride through a two-minute drill against multiple difficulties they can choose from of a various defenses, having the ability to pass the ball to three areas of the field or take it themselves on foot. High scores will be kept and the top 3 high scores in the “Thrill Ride” virtual reality machine will earn themselves 2 pairs of season tickets for all Season 8 Pride home games.
- 250K: A two-year partnership with the “Omaha Steaks” brand, which will see Giovanni Hill serve as their spokesperson for commercials throughout the country and include a “Thrill of the Pride” special promotion where all Nebraska customers can take advantage of a 19% discount (based on the fact that Giovanni wears the “19”) on anything in stores or online orders - that discount extending to the rest of the country if Giovanni Hill gets two touchdowns or more.

GEORGE PAGE - 2MM
- 1MM: [Commercial: “RAM-PAGE”]

Last year, George Page “turned the page” and made a name for himself in the HIFL with a fantastic 1500+ rushing yards season and nearing the 1000 receiving yards marks and highlights of this will be put on display. He has become more than just a face in the offense and his production last season only means there will be more eyeballs on him this year around, in a year that promises to be better than the last as George goes on an offensive “RAM-PAGE” against any and all defenses that face him. The commercial at this point will showcase George Page preparing himself, getting into his football gear, prowling the cornfield jungles of Lincoln, Nebraska and then, more highlights of Page weaving and making his way past tackles, stiff arming or juking opposing secondary, receiving passes and ending it with moments where George has taken the ball straight to the house for the touchdown.
- 750K: “The George Page Scholarship”: For the second consecutive year, the Lincoln Pride organization and George Page will recognize outstanding varsity high school student-athletes around the state of Nebraska that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on and off the field. The program encourages student-athletes to continue to be leaders in their communities. By end of the season, multiple winners will be selected and their schools each receive a $7,500 grant in the student-athlete’s name to support future community initiatives along with those selected winners getting an opportunity to meet and greet George Page during the week prior to the last home season game, participating in a flag football game with George Page and other Lincoln Pride players.
- 250K: Licensing track of Sterling Archer from the FX hit TV show “Archer” screaming “RAMPAAAAAGEEEEEEEEE” each time that George Page scores a touchdown. This will also transition into George Page having a guest role in the upcoming seventh season of Archer.

QUINN RODRIGUEZ - 2MM
- 1MM: [Commercial: “Quinn Means Win”]

Over the past two seasons, Quinn Rodriguez has become one of the better young linebackers in the league, highlights showcasing that much since his arrival in the HIFL and as a part of the Lincoln Pride. Now that he’s signed for the long haul, Quinn Rodriguez is seen in this commercial talking about how important it is to help do his part and lead the Lincoln Pride into the next step of their journey to becoming the absolute best in football and to cap it off, we’re going to advertise along with his highlight reel that by having a player of his caliber continuing to grow as part of the Pride’s defensive core, that “Quinn Means Win.”
- 500K: A full-out promotion on the “Quinn Means Win” production, be it merchandise, various memorabilia, billboards with Quinn Rodriguez tackling players and roaring while “#QuinnMeansWin” is at the center of it, promoting the “#QuinnIsWin” hashtag across all forms of social media, etc. Most importantly, the first 5,500 fans at one of the Lincoln Pride home games in Pride Rock Stadium (TBA as to which week) will get an exclusive t-shirt with “#QuinnMeansWin” on the front of it, the Pride logo around the heart, with Rodriguez and the number “55” on the back.
- 500K: Quinn Rodriguez will partner with the excellent folks and chefs at “Sebastian’s Table” restaurant in Lincoln to create a dish that reflects Quinn’s own personal tastes in food along with hosting a dinner gala at the restaurant, where the entry price will give its guests a full-course meal and the funds will be donated to the “Run Hard and Be Nice To People” campaign that supports research and treatment for lung cancer.

FRANCIS ZAMBRANO - 1MM
- 750K: [Commercial: “Z Marks the Spot”]

Always coming through with a big catch at a key moment over his years in the league, this commercial is a fun one as we watch a few of Lincoln’s receiving corps and offensive line looking at a particular old fashioned pirate like map detailing the city of Lincoln while walking around downtown, a “Z” marking a particular spot in it. They run into Francis Zambrano, who looks at the map, smiles and tells them to follow him as he guides them to Pride Rock Stadium and inside of it, a large Z drawn in the end zone as the players look in awe and Zambrano nods, highlights of the man’s key catches over his seasons of playing both with the Nighthawks and the Pride are displayed.
- 250K: “Z Marks the Spot” treasure hunt around the state of Lincoln prior to the start of the season, where for the course of a week, fans following the @LINCPrideHIFL social media account will get a clue as to where to find Francis Zambrano around the city of Lincoln. The first set of fans to find him each day will win 2 luxury box tickets for a future Lincoln Pride home game (games will vary on the league’s schedule) along with a signed Francis Zambrano jersey and signed football.

JUSTIN HOLT - 1MM
- 750K: [Commercial: “Holt 45”]

The commercial in hand will have Justin Holt sitting down and looking at the camera, reminding us that there are two rules to remember if you want to have a good time while the Pride plays their game. “Rule #1, always count on Holt 45 to help make the big play when it counts and Rule #2, never forget Rule #1.” Highlights of Justin Holt’s previous seasons as a part of the Lincoln Pride appear - interceptions, pass deflections, key tackles, and him celebrating it with teammates - before returning to Justin Holt on studio, a big smile on his face as he reminds us that opposing offenses probably will not have a good time with “Holt 45” hunting them down in each play...and that, quite frankly, he likes it that way as we hype the fact that “Holt 45” will grab or swat down any passes from the air sent in his direction with the truest marksman precision.
- 250K: A one season partnership with Pabst Brewing Company to produce a “Holt 45” variation of their famous malt liquor Colt 45, which will be sold in multiple concession stores in Pride Rock Stadium during Lincoln Pride home games.

ALBERT EATON - 1MM
- 500K: [Commercial: “A (Ea)Ton of Tackles”]

The setting is similar to last year’s commercial, as a more decorated Albert Eaton is giving a lecture on the field, whiteboard on all to his fellow defense team members in a lighthearted manner about how essential it is to make the tackle on anybody of the opposing side that has the ball, to finish what they started. But during the teaching, Albert that decides it’s best to show rather than tell, as he brings out fellow secondary member and rookie Edwin Harter into the fold and uses him as an example to demonstrate what makes an essential tackle in this league through a mock play. Following that tackle and a grin from Eaten to the camera, highlights are showcased of Albert Eaton’s career best Season 6 where he led in tackles, showcasing some of the more impactful ones along and showcasing that if you finish what you start, you too can get “A (Ea)Ton of Tackles”.
- 250K: Funko Pop/T-Shirt Night where the first 4,000 fans arriving at Pride Rock Stadium (game TBA) will receive an Albert Eaton Funko Pop and a home colored Lincoln Pride t-shirt with the Pride logo in the front, Eaton’s name and number on the back.
- 250K: Community work where Albert Eaton will visit local elementary and middle schools throughout the season, as a means to further encourage reading and writing and education as a whole as the Lincoln Pride’s commitment to make it a better community continues.

ANDREW VIEIRA - 1MM
- 500K: Throughout the season, Andrew will help host the first ever “Lincoln Pride Punt, Pass & Kick” contests all across schools in the state of Nebraska, as a means to reach children ages 6-15 and allowing them to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment. Attendance will be free of charge with a limit on sign-ups per each event every week of the season, the winners of each PP&K contest locally moving on to the grand finals which will be held after the home season finale in Pride Rock Stadium. The grand winner of the PP&K contest will win not only an autographed Andrew Vieira game worn jersey but also receive season tickets for all Lincoln Pride home games in Season 8 for themselves and their immediate family.
- 500K: As a means of honoring our troops along Andrew’s time as a part of the Army football team before being drafted into the pros, Andrew will be the face of an cross-brand promotion with Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) in order to provide provides FREE tickets to family members of troops Killed In Action (K.I.A.), military and veterans of all branches in the United States Armed Forces throughout the season for both home and away games that the Pride partake in during the season.

WILLIAM MARQUEZ - 750K
- 500K: [Commercial: “Marquez: King of the Beasts”]

For seasons, William Marquez has rather let people see his dominance rather than speaking out about it to the media. For seasons, William Marquez has terrorized quarterbacks and been one of the best at what he does. In this commercial, a highlight reel of his past years in the HIFL showcasing his ability to disrupt plays by getting to the quarterback, his multiple sacks mixed up along with footage of Marquez in the Lincoln’s cornfield jungles, prowling it in search of his next target until finding an unsuspecting quarterback frantically looking around for a target to pass the ball to...and from a first-person view from his helmet, we see Marquez take off, rumbling through the cornfield jungle to make the tackle upon the quarterback before he can release the ball. All of it as a means to showcase that in this season, he joins the Lincoln Pride’s defensive corp and showcases why he is the “King of the Beasts” in the defensive jungle.
- 250K: Billboards all across the state of Nebraska with Marquez in full frame giving a quarterback a bone-jarring tackle as the ball is seen being stripped loose, the words “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” across it, the Pride logo on the bottom right hand corner of the ad with phone number and website for ticket information.

MICHAEL COX - 250K
- 250K: “Cox Connects”: A one-season partnership between Cox Communications and the Lincoln Pride, with Michael Cox serving as the primary spokesperson for Cox Communications in a range of short commercials that’ll be run in the local channels of the city of Lincoln to inform and educate that Cox Communications is expanding their coverage to the city (along with general advertisements of the Cox Communications network in the other states where it provides coverage). To further promote their network in Lincoln, the entirety of Pride Rock Stadium, multiple coffee shops, restaurants, schools and public areas will have access to absolutely free Wi-Fi provided by Cox Communications under the “Cox Connects” promotion.
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Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 12, 2016, 07:07:42 PM
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And let us lock in. See you all at training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2016, 02:16:40 PM
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Hello sir, here is our report of the team after the Training Camp...
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2016, 10:20:45 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 19, 2016, 10:32:58 PM
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Thank you once again for joining us and welcome to Season 7.

Our off-season started in the kind of way that kept you guys coming back to see us even before training camp...crazy stuff, to say the least, and gladly, we've moved on from that situation. From there, we were able to proceed with our off-season with some solid pick-ups in the amateur draft that'll be playing a part in this team like Whitson and Hammer, key acquisitions from the APL in Michael Cox and Lanny Folse and a legitimate great pick-up in Giovanni Hill to take the reins as quarterback for the Lincoln Pride moving forward. We definitely have some key pieces here from our previous year where we came within a game of making the playoffs to a team that can build its way towards aiming for a better record than what we had last season even with our division being as tough as it can be. We're optimistic that we can finish this season above .500 and be on that fight for the division crown like we did last season.

I'll keep this simple and open the floor for questions from the media at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2016, 10:36:53 PM
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Which team outside of your own do you think made the biggest move or moves this offseason.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 19, 2016, 10:39:55 PM
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Orlando made their fair share of big moves with Alfred Glass and Theodore Schumacher, which should be one heck of a 1-2 punch in their secondary that was already fairly active last season. Tombstone paid big for William Brewster, and that's another guy that we do wish the best of luck out here in Lincoln and really, you can't go this offseason without talking about the fact that San Antonio spent a whole lot in an overhaul of their entire team although I'll hold off on judgment to see if it was a good thing or not-so-good.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2016, 11:33:40 PM
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Did you take any risks this off-season?      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 19, 2016, 11:42:56 PM
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...I mean, do you remember that time I franchise tagged Waylon Hagan and we all had a similar conversation like this during the off-season before we sent him and his agent off to New Jersey? Anyone? I mean, that did have its fair share of risks. I thought you'd know that by now given that was a topic of discussion for days on First Take, Stephen.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 12:07:55 AM
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Clearly we're talking about in the draft and free agency, The Franchise Tag is what most of us considered  bone headed move, not a risk... similar to GM Gravedigger offering Steve Wright a pay cut, or GM Kirk losing Jarvis Botts due to a tiny money dispute with late round rookies.      
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 20, 2016, 12:14:20 AM
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Anytime you make a move at a key position like quarterback, it can be considered a risk. However, Giovanni Hill is one of the most dynamic players in the game right now and it was worth making the move to get him. I'm confident he'll pay dividends for us. Thank you for clarifying, Stephen.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 12:33:16 AM
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Well, here we go. Time to start a new year.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 20, 2016, 01:35:28 AM
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New year, new resolutions, etc, etc. Good to see everybody back, Coach and I appreciate the notes we got - especially on Zambrano's whole thing. I'll deal with that in a little bit. But yeah, any other thoughts or concerns leading into the season?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 01:45:34 AM
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I think the STATE of Lincoln is excited to see us play.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 20, 2016, 01:49:18 AM
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GM STRIKE SHAKES HIS HEAD, CHUCKLING

...That one's going to haunt me for the rest of the season, isn't it?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 01:53:22 AM

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Season?  ...Probably more like the rest of your career in Lincoln.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 01:55:53 AM
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Hello Sir, we can not use the amnesty.  That is only available during the off-season and once we lock in for the off-season, which we did already, we can not use the amnesty.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 20, 2016, 01:57:07 AM
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I was about to actually ask you to pass that memo on to the league office, Kiara - for whatever dumb reason, I thought it was preseason, not the end of the offseason for the limit. My apologies and thank you for looking out as well.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 01:59:30 AM
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WHAT THE SHITTING DONKEY FUCK SHIT IS THIS?!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 20, 2016, 02:13:11 AM
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...Okay, James Franz. First? KNOCK! Second, since you're literally staring me in the face like you're going to try and hurl me out of this window, I'm not going to bullshit you. Our situation at the tackle after training camp is one I'm looking to improve. My own hubris and misconceptions akin to "The STATE of Lincoln" debacle caused me to use a clause that is voided during the regular season until the next off-season so that I could bring in someone else that I felt would help this team win football games. Something that I'm not so confident you can help do after what I've seen in this past training camp. Thankfully for you? I can't quite do that as per league rules, so that means you still have a job and you are still getting paid.

So if you have a problem with that? Here's what I suggest. Prove me wrong on the field.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 02:25:15 AM
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Or... I can crap my pants and rub it on your little podcasting face!

Man, you try to amnesty me, then act like.... FUCK YOU!  I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY!!!!


GARAAARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
   



FRANZ STORMS OFF AS THE STENCH OF A FRESH STRESS-SHIT FILLS THE OFFICE COMPLEX.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on January 23, 2016, 02:26:26 AM
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Kiara, call for maintenance to get in here and in the meantime, here's the basic information for the coaches.

Game 1: Mostly Starters
Game 2: Mostly Backups

Coaches' choice on playbook, strategies, etc.

Lock In For Preseason
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 11:34:02 PM
S7 PRESEASON

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2016, 10:52:29 AM
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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2016, 12:15:51 PM
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Well, we have missed our window to address the press.  The team is on the field warming up for the game, we need our lock in information ASAP.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 01, 2016, 03:54:25 PM
Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' decision

lock in
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2016, 08:05:33 PM
S7 WEEK 1 RESULTS

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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 03, 2016, 07:35:21 PM
Close game - unfortunate result at the end, but proud of how the guys still fought regardless of not getting as much practice time during due to a precarious situation that's gone on. My sincerest apologies for not being here the previous week - turns out during the process of preseason, I had a bout of food poisoning to get past which actually required stepping away for a few days. That said, you can expect me back to the normal capacity moving forward as we will take care of our practice fields over the course of this week and move forward into hosting Music City for one heck of a showdown.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2016, 08:44:53 PM
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What do you make of the situation on your practice field? do you suspect foul play?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 03, 2016, 08:48:07 PM
It's something I get to look into. As for foul play, I have my suspicions but suspicions aren't the same as facts, so I'll keep those to myself. My focus is on making sure we get the clean-up done and get our team a full practice this week, mainly.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2016, 10:34:19 PM
 
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Hello Sir, we have to address our practice facility immediately if we wish to get the team on the practice fields, Coach Campbell will be in once we resolve our issues.
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 03, 2016, 10:53:57 PM
Yes, Kiara - let's do just that. What's the damage on costs? I'll get it forwarded pronto.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 12:23:00 AM
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Well sir, we can clear it up by the end of the week for 500K, or we can have it done by tomorrow morning for $1MM...
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 04, 2016, 12:54:10 AM
Sooner the better. I'll forward the costs here in a moment.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 11:21:38 AM
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Well, that was a "shitty" week.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 04, 2016, 07:12:57 PM
Thank you for the reminder. However, I'm confident enough we can bounce back in a less shitty set of affairs against the Kings. A full bit of practice should be of some help towards getting that first W of the season. That said, after seeing what we had this week, I do like the idea of having Giovanni Hill go back fully to being a mobile threat. The risk might be there, but it'll keep defenses honest altogether. Thoughts in that regard, Coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 08:43:59 PM
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That is probably a move that will give us more opportunities, but it does have its own set of risks.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 04, 2016, 08:47:35 PM
Yup, same train of thought here. But I think it's worth the risk given the potential reward. That said, Coach - I'll let you get back to practice on your end of things. And on your way out there, can you send in Giovanni Hill for a quick word? I'll break the news to him.

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Hey, Giovanni. Good to finally meet you and nice work out there through preseason and last week as well. I just wanted to check in with you and let you know we're looking at have you be more of a mobile quarterback moving forward under our offense like you did during your time in St. Paul. Your legs and your ability to rush are going to be valuable in helping give our offense a more diverse look and keeping defenses on their toes. It's definitely a challenge and it has its risks, but we're confident that if anyone can pull it off, it's you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 08:52:23 PM
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Excellent, I'm much more comfortable being able to get outside the pocket.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 04, 2016, 08:54:59 PM
I remember that from the past footage as well. Outside of that, it's all I had for you - don't want you losing out on any more practice than you already did due to the incident. Appreciate you seeing me and have a good one out there.

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Alright, Kiara - do we happen to have any security footage at all from the particular night where all of the waste got put into our practice facilities?
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No sir, the security footage recorded over itself on the hard drive, it does that each week.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 06, 2016, 05:43:11 AM
While nice to know for future reference, last week was the worst week to fall sick, it seems. Thank you Kiara. In the meantime, can you please contact Crusty Crabs of the Maine Red Lobsters for me, please?

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Mr. Crabs, GM Strike Guy in Lincoln here. Over the recent weeks, I've seen a little bit of movement happen between some of our league's teams and the APL once again - this is my own means to reach out and see about the interest of a trade. Your tackle Jack Lyon for our tackle James Franz.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2016, 09:40:13 AM
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Excuse me sir, but the APL is currently in the middle of their own season, and appear to be relatively against trades, unless the deal is "Big"
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 06, 2016, 08:28:00 PM
We'll leave them to it, then. Thank you.

Can you fax the lock in sheet to the coaches in this case?

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2016, 10:16:07 PM
S7 WEEK 2 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME AND YOUR NEXT OPPONENT
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 15, 2016, 04:23:37 PM
We bounced back from a very rough, close loss last week and set the tone from the very start against Music City with Brandon Logue's pick-six. Gio looked comfortable throwing the ball, we kept their defense on their toes on the offensive side, Houser had another 100+ yard game but man...our defense and our secondary stepped up immensely this game and the six interceptions of a future superstar in this league like King Carmazzi. Lanny Folse's acquisition from the APL in the offseason has already been paying off in spades with his pair of picks and his 103 yard kickoff return is the stuff that's made SportsCenter highlight reels and will continue to do so for the rest of the season in HIFL action. The only downside of this game would be Justin Holt's collarbone, which we're still waiting to hear word on to see about his status next week.

And next week, it doesn't get any bigger as we've go right into Rapid City territory to fight our division rivals in what's going to be one hell of a game given our battles over the past season, including one that determined a playoff spot last year. We're determined to avenge that particular loss on top of it and show the fact that the Pride are here to play ball with the best in this league.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 04:35:39 PM
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What did you think of King Carmazzi?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 15, 2016, 04:36:41 PM
I think he got rattled properly by our defense and we forced him to make the throws that led to the interceptions, which is a credit to our game plan and the way we prepared against him. He'll be a force to be reckoned with in the future, just like Jeremy Martin has become over the past year over on Rapid City's side.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 04:45:45 PM
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Rapid City has show good balance on offense this year, but has given up some big plays... Are you looking to shut them down on offense, or out pace them on defense?     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 15, 2016, 05:07:49 PM
I think the key is to be able to do both - their offense is dynamic and we saw that first hand throughout last season...and they've improved on that since then. And while it's a small sample size, we've seen their defense giving up their fair share of big plays as well. Time of possession is going to be a key factor in this match and if we can control that, along with forcing them to make their mistakes on both sides of the ball, I'm confident that we will find ourselves 2-1 after this week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 05:12:42 PM
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Domination this week, that's what I like to see!
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 15, 2016, 05:15:56 PM
Great defensive effort all around - quite a show on all aspects. Lanny, especially.

Although I feel Rapid City's not going to be as easy to break, I'm confident we can get enough on them to win this next one. Any particular thoughts or concerns that come to mind before letting you get back to it on practice, Coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 07:45:53 PM
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I'm always concerned about Jeremy Martin, but nothing out of the ordinary right now.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 16, 2016, 03:50:00 PM
Fair deal, Coach. On your way back to practice, can I have you send Lanny Folse to see me, please?

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Lanny, tremendous game this past week between both picks and that crazy kickoff return. How are you feeling out here so far in Lincoln and in the HIFL, man?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2016, 08:35:03 PM
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I enjoy being in the HIFL and in Lincoln.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 17, 2016, 01:27:31 PM
The feeling is mutual, Lanny. Good work out there, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, here is the lock in sheet to be faxed out to the coaches.

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Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' decision
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2016, 12:31:53 PM
S7 WEEK 3 RESULTS

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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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 24, 2016, 11:19:37 PM
Hell of a win. I'm proud of the way our guys bounced back from a not-so-stellar first half and put the pedal to the metal on the second half, completing the comeback in enemy territory at the end in OT with that punt return from Michael Cox. A big credit to our defense stepping up throughout the game to keep Rapid City's offense to only 23 points in this game as well and in the end, coming out with a victory over division rivals is always a good thing to have, especially when the schedule is getting tougher in the course of the next few weeks.

Now, I know the press has been talking considerably about our pass rush and Wilhelm Hammer, in specific. While just 1 tackle in 3 games isn't exactly what we were looking at getting from a production standpoint, this season is still young and Wilhelm is still a young kid who has a lot of potential to do things here in the HIFL. That said, I know how the press gets when it comes to rumors and wanting to immediately jump the gun on a trade. I know this because I used to be one of you once upon a time. That said, our focus is going to be on the players that we have here in Lincoln and getting them prepared for a very tough game ahead of us against the Alabama Nighthawks.

That said, I'll open the floor for questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2016, 09:20:35 PM
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Are you surprised by your team's 2-1 start?  What has been the key to success?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 27, 2016, 02:08:24 AM
Not at all. I know we have a competitive team here and we've known as much since bringing the pieces together over the course of this past offseason. For us, we've been executing. We've learned from our close loss against Long Beach and on both sides of the ball, we've executed in the following weeks. Be it the defensive showcase we put in last week against Music City to being able to contain Rapid City's "inferno" offense and make the plays we needed to make against their defense when it mattered most. It all comes down to execution and our Pride here has been able to do just that in the early part of the season. We'll definitely look to continue building on that as we move forward.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 10:14:52 AM
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How do you plan to slow down the Alabama pass rush?      
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 27, 2016, 01:47:52 PM
That's one we're going to be deciding in-house...can't be giving away strategy in the middle of a press conference. I know GM Pancho keeps a keen set of eyes and ears on his opposition. That said, Alabama's pass rush is one of the best in the league but we look forward to proving our offense can succeed against it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 05:34:47 PM
 
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Cobbs or Wilkinson, which sack artist do you consider to be the better talent?     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 27, 2016, 07:28:17 PM
Both compliment the other very well. But if I have to pick one, I'll say Wilkinson. The kid's come into the league amidst some controversy but he put his nose to the grindstone and has already built a reputation for himself as one of the premiere defensive players in the league.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2016, 08:56:41 PM
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Good to see our boys rise to the occasion, to shut down the Inferno, get into Martin's head, and to get the OT win... that's a character building game.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 28, 2016, 04:05:25 AM
I'm proud of that comeback, especially. Everyone did great in pulling that off.

We're going to need every bit of momentum with this next game coming up. Alabama might be our biggest test yet, especially with that pass rush. What do you think our biggest key is going to be - especially given how good they've been against the run game thus far.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2016, 09:47:04 AM
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We need Giovanni to be at his best.  His mobility in the pocket could help us neutralize some of the pass rush, but he's going to need to make good throws.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 28, 2016, 12:01:30 PM
Think it'd be worth allocating some extra hours of training on him this week around to prepare him for it? Whether on film or position?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2016, 01:20:37 PM
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Some extra film study might be a good call.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on February 29, 2016, 05:54:18 PM
I'll send that information over prior to the guys being ready for the week - in the mean time, as you head back to practice, can you send in Defensive Coordinator Campbell to see me? Thanks.

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Hey Coach, wanted a quick word in with you to get the rankings on Alabama's offense thus far and what we should be wary of in this upcoming week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 09:48:18 PM
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They aren't that special. 12th in rushing at around 100 yards per game, and 8th in passing.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 02, 2016, 11:41:30 AM
I see. Thanks, Coach. I'll let you get back to it.

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Kiara, let's get this show on the road and lock in:

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision
Additional Training:

- 2 hours of Film Study: Giovanni Hill
- 2 hours of Position Training: Wilhelm Hammer
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2016, 11:39:13 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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 14, 2016, 03:03:55 AM
A crazy turn of events in this game but we left Alabama with our heads held high. Sure, it was a tie and we would have much rather have come out of there with the win, but we took on a team that a fair amount of pundits said we didn't stand much of a chance against and we went toe-to-toe against them. I'm proud of the efforts that this team has made in this first quarter of the season as we've gradually have started to put the pieces together to make a run at our division, in the toughest division in all of football, at that. During interviews over the course of the week, Hector Houser put it right. It's a great time to be a part of the Pride! We're starting to put the pieces together and Hector's praise of Giovanni Hill's work so far with us has definitely been a key part of it as well.

We're definitely going to need all of that when we go into Pearl Harbor this next weekend under the national stage for what's going to be one heck of a football game. The Predators have been playing some exciting football, they've got some steady direction compared to previous years in the front office as well as with personnel and it's going to be a fun primetime game to see happen. But of course, we are going to come in with the purpose of seizing ourselves another victory and start the second quarter of our season on the best note possible.

I'm open to any questions you guys have.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 11:02:25 AM
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After a quarter of the season, how do you feel your team is performing compared to your expectations?   Do you think the team is behind pace, ahead of schedule, or right where you expected them to be?     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 14, 2016, 03:41:52 PM
I do think we've been meeting expectations to be a team that's going to be in the conversation for our division. We were only one or two plays away from being 3-0-1 given our match against the Mermen at the start of the season and that was without a full week of practice due to some unfortunate circumstances with our practice facilities. We're competing within our division and while we're going to have some bigger tests ahead of us in this next quarter of the season, I do believe we can make a run at the division title with the players and staff we have here this season, something we do expect to have along with a winning record.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 06:18:55 PM
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Who do you want to see more from in the second quarter of the season?     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 14, 2016, 09:16:57 PM
Wilhelm Hammer. He stepped up considerably this last game with his five tackles and one of them being for a loss. I think that's a great step forward for him to build some confidence with and continue aiding our defense moving forward, living up to the potential we know he has.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 11:10:00 PM
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I'm not usually a fan of ties, but this one feels pretty good actually.  We can build on this.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 15, 2016, 12:02:38 AM
Agreed, Coach. Solid effort by the boys, especially on the defensive side with the awareness on those picks. Glad we can build on it.

Pearl Harbor looks like they're going to be a far bigger pain in the ass this year than what they were last season. They've got some good pieces and unlike Alabama, they do appear to have a bit more consistency going for them. But from looking at their previous games, outside of the close one against Vegas and the Orlando massacre, they've been torched on the ground for 100+ yards. Think we let Page loose a little more and have Gio explore running as well to keep them off-guard?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 12:04:21 PM
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I think that would be our best bet, if Page can gash them and force them to move 8 into the box, then it will give us a real good shot to hit Houser over the top later in the game.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 15, 2016, 03:36:28 PM
Agreed. A couple of things before I let you get back to practice...

First, given the scenario, would you be good with doing a 60/40 run/pass split this week to execute that plan more thoroughly or did you have a different ratio in mind?

Second, it does seem that Hammer responded well to the position training given his performance this past week. I'd like to keep him at it this week as well, if it doesn't interfere with any particular coaching plans you had for the boys.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 08:38:59 PM
 
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Both of those ideas sound good to me, I am happy with it.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 15, 2016, 09:39:46 PM
Thanks, Coach. On your way back, can you send in Hector Houser to see me?

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Captain. Good to touch base with you here, nice first quarter of the season the guys have been putting together - wanted to gauge and see how's the morale with the guys on the offensive side of the ball, especially with our primetime game of the season coming up at Pearl Harbor.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 09:46:21 PM
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Morale is good overall boss, a few guys like Ayala, Sergio, and Franz are in their own little mood bubbles, but the rest of the offense is good and happy.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 15, 2016, 10:12:00 PM
I see. Well, I appreciate the update and of course, Hector, heck of a season so far on your end. Keep it up. Can you send in Defensive Coordinator Campbell to see me on your way back, please?

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Coach, hello again. Looking to see the rankings on our defense thus far into the first quarter and on Pearl Harbor's offense, just so we know what to expect this upcoming weekend.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 10:32:24 PM
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Right now we're 7th in points given up, last in yards allowed, last in rushing allowed, and 13th in passing allowed... The Preds are 6th in scoring, 3rd in rushing and total offense, and 11th in passing.
   
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 15, 2016, 11:49:02 PM
Welp, I can guess where they're probably going to attack us from. Our record may be good now but the points allowed and rushing yards allowed bit does concern me. What percentage have we been running in terms of blitz ratios so far through these past four games, Coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 16, 2016, 06:11:11 PM
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Below 17% in every situation but 4th down.
   
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 16, 2016, 09:08:53 PM
I see. Thank you for the intel, Coach. I'll let you get back to practice on your end.

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Kiara, I've got nothing else in mind for the week. Let's lock in:

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart:
60/40 Run/Pass ratio on offense
35% Blitz ratio on defense
All other aspects - Coaches' Decision

Additional Training:

- 2 hours of Position Training: Wilhelm Hammer
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 22, 2016, 11:03:41 AM
S7 WEEK 5 RESULTS

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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 : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 24, 2016, 03:38:31 AM
Tough loss to take. Especially given how hard our guys fought against a very game Pearl Harbor team and as exciting as that game was to play in primetime, I know everybody here would have rather walked away with the W. That said, there are some good things we can take away from this performance on the fact that our offense showed it can move the ball against one of the better defenses in the league. Giovanni Hill had one hell of a game in his own right, at that. That said, we got Oakland this next week and it's no secret they've had our number and then some over the past few seasons. It's not going to be easy, especially with the way they've been playing. At the same time, wouldn't it be something to be the team to finally give the Silverbacks their very first loss? We'll be aiming for that.

I'll take questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 24, 2016, 03:53:54 AM
GM STRIKE COUGHS FOR A MOMENT

Excuse me and of course, apologies. I know you mentioned a bit about touching on some of the stories around the league and the obvious one for us is the fact that this past week, Tashaun Pate found himself in the injury list yet again and that there's the possibility of it being season ending. For one, I do want to wish Pate a speedy recovery as this is the kind of thing you never want to see happen to a young man with his abilities on the football field and having been through something similar with James Hill last season, it's not a good feeling. That said, it does present Oakland an opportunity for the next man up to take a stand moving forward for that Silverbacks team...and for us, since we play them this next week, a chance to perhaps capitalize on the defensive side of the ball and keep their offense in check.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2016, 11:24:46 AM
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Do you agree that your defense ran out of gas after another overtime game?     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 24, 2016, 11:27:21 AM
I do believe it is something we need to look into and make the proper adjustments for moving forward, given the sample size we do have. They fought hard for two straight weeks into games that have gone the distance and if there's something that we can do internally to help put them in a better position to help us win football games, we're going to look at doing so.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2016, 11:30:10 AM
 
 
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Another great game, until the overtime.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 24, 2016, 11:33:54 AM
Yeah, and we've gone back-to-back now and we've got Oakland's run game coming our way next.

It's not going to get any easier but at the same time, I do feel the guys could probably use a bit of extra rest given the wear and tear of the past two games. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2016, 05:55:54 PM
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Its probably a good idea.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 25, 2016, 03:23:10 PM
I'll let you guys handle that much, then. Also, I've gotten a particularly interesting offer sent to our office just the past day. We've seen a bit of him in action the previous year when we played Vegas, but what are your thoughts on Joseph Whaley?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 25, 2016, 08:09:56 PM
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I don't know much about him outside of his blow up in the media.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 26, 2016, 03:33:04 PM
I see. Well, that's all I needed for now, Coach. Thanks, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, can you please send in Dr. Leon King to see me?

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Dr. King, hello sir. Wanted to see in regards to Hill's condition - I know the prognosis is 1 to 2 weeks, but any specific timetable on that? And do you know if this was caused just due to fatigue from the past two weeks or if it's something to do with his neck surgery from last season?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 26, 2016, 09:52:19 PM
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The specific time table is 1-2 weeks. ...However I can not say for sure if the injury is due to his surgery, it very well could be.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 28, 2016, 02:26:43 PM
Thank you, Doctor, I appreciate the update. On your way back, can you send in Defense Coordinator Campbell to see me, please?

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Coach, thanks for coming in. Given the circumstances with James Hill being out for the next 1-2 weeks, what are we looking at in terms of defensive personnel given the 4-3 that we currently run? Would we just move a few people around to still keep that formation or do something different? I know you had a tiny bit of 3-4 experience last season with Pearl Harbor, although I don't want to put you in an uncomfortable position like GM Franchise was happy to do with you then.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 28, 2016, 08:14:50 PM
 
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We'll have to bring Marquez into the DT spot, and place one of our linebackers at DT since we have no extra defensive line depth whatsoever.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 28, 2016, 08:32:56 PM
I see. Well Coach, I'll let you go ahead and handle those changes in this case, then. Appreciated.

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Let's lock in for the time being, Kiara.

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decisions
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 31, 2016, 05:45:22 PM
S7 WEEK 6 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME THIS WEEK.  THEY HOPE TO HEAR YOU TOUCH ON WHAT HAS WORKED THIS SEASON  AND WHAT HAS NOT WORKED.   THEY ALSO HOPE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR TEAMS STANDING WITHIN THE DIVISION CURRENTLY, AND WHAT WEEK 7 WILL BRING FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on March 31, 2016, 10:03:51 PM
First things first, what an effort against the Silverbacks this week. After seasons of them dominating us, it felt good to dish back some of what they've given us in past games. Very proud of the way we came back during the second half and how we basically kept the ball in the air with Oakland having no answer for it. Another great game by Giovanni Hill and by Lanny Folse as well in the process. That said, it's been an interesting first six games, as we're sitting in a heated battle against our division rivals with three wins, two losses and that tie against Alabama. If there's something we have clearly proved is that a franchise quarterback was definitely one of the missing pieces of the puzzle and Giovanni Hill's added a new dimension to what was already one heck of an offensive force and that addition along with strengthening our secondary has definitely kept us right on Oakland and Rapid City's toes, with wins over both teams helping our case moving forward if it comes down to tiebreakers like last year. The 4-3, however, is something that is rather new to this team after years of a 3-4 system and while we may not have as dominant of a pass rush or run stop like previous years, that's something we're going to keep working on and improving as the season goes on.

That said, Week 7 is going to bring another dose of competition our way and an interesting game as we travel to St. Paul to take on the Lynx. Regardless of controversies and issues ongoing in that office, there's no doubt that they're coming at us with all they have. That said, this game should be a big opportunity for Giovanni Hill to perform in front of a crowd that he called home for many years and we look forward to watching him put his best foot forward and playing one heck of a football game.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 31, 2016, 10:39:56 PM
 
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How pleased are you with the signing of Giovanni Hill after most people wrote him off as "done" after his terrible 2015 in St. Paul?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 01, 2016, 12:34:00 AM
A lot of people wrote him off far earlier than they should have, if you ask me. But St. Paul's loss was our gain here and if anything, I'm sure Giovanni is motivated to show that he is nowhere near close to being "done" as most people called him. I'm happy to see him having the success he's had so far this season and I'm excited to see him continue that success here with us in Lincoln.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2016, 10:40:35 AM
 
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Hector Houser put on a show against a very good corner in Joseph Mullins, is it possible for a 30 year old veteran who is already one of the best to have a breakout season?        
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 01, 2016, 02:09:53 PM
Absolutely and that's exactly what we're counting on with his performance so far. Hector's been a key part of the Pride for years now and we all know how talented he is. Him and Giovanni have clicked together and it's made for a great combination that has definitely helped add an extra dimension to our offense.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2016, 02:58:47 PM
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They may have missed their quarterback, but we showed them what we are all about this week.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 01, 2016, 03:20:33 PM
Statement win, even with the injuries. I'm honestly confident we can take on anybody in our division and win, which we've proven against 2 out of 3 teams in it. That said, one week at the time. St. Paul might be having their own internal combustion but that just means it's time for us to show them what we're about.

That said, Coach, any particular news or interesting tidbits coming out of this week before we keep the ball rolling?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2016, 09:24:00 PM
 
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Nothing of concern, the good news is that Gio has made it clear he is going to look to burn St. Paul big time.  Before falling in love with the Great State of Lincoln, he saw himself as a lifer in St Paul, so he is wanting to make them hurt.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 02, 2016, 03:34:41 AM
Can't blame him for wanting to dish out some payback on that entire front office for thinking of him as being done after last year's atrocity that they called a team. Not that this year has been any better for them...how's their defensive rankings looking so far this season?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 02, 2016, 04:09:10 PM
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Last in points allowed, 11th in total yards allowed, 13th in rushing allowed, but 4th in Passing defense.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 02, 2016, 04:48:22 PM
They do have a nice secondary. That said, I think it's one of those games where Gio will still thrive but where we can let George take the bulk and scorch them in the process. Winnable game, just gotta make sure we execute, which I have no doubt you guys can do.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 02, 2016, 05:54:29 PM
 
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Agreed.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 03, 2016, 04:44:02 PM
Well, I think this covers about everything, Coach. No point in holding things back further, have a good practice and here's the things for this week's lock in.

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: 60/40 run/pass split
All other settings, Coaches' Decisions
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 19, 2016, 10:06:04 PM
S7 WEEK 7 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME THIS WEEK AND YOUR UPCOMING GAME, AS WELL AS THE RACE IN YOUR DIVISION.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 19, 2016, 11:58:56 PM
Disappointment. We played a good game and showed some fight near the end, but the start to it and the missed opportunities on offense definitely cost us and then some. Especially given the division race saw Oakland and Rapid City take some losses of their own this week and an opportunity to close the gap practically slipped through our fingers. It's something we're definitely going to have to look into this week, learn from and move forward into Week 8 and the halfway mark of the season to keep fighting and establishing ourselves in the division with the hope of a playoff berth. ...Kinda keeping the introduction statement short and sweet this week, but I'm happy to take on questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 20, 2016, 11:05:40 AM
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Gio and Barnhart each played well against their former teams this week, but the big name for you this week was William Marquez who had more sacks his week then he had all season so far. 

Is Marquez back ,or was this just a flash from an aging veteran? 
     
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 20, 2016, 01:55:13 PM
Marquez found his opportunities and he made the most out of them. I definitely think he has plenty in the gas still and this performance is just one of many that have made him one of the most feared defensive linemen in the league. With age comes experience and wisdom, Marquez has plenty of that along with still having the skills he acquired over the last few years to make plays for us. I definitely don't think this is a last hurrah of any kind for him.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 20, 2016, 02:36:48 PM
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The taste of this loss will take a while to get rid of... Needs Whiskey.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 20, 2016, 02:58:03 PM
Absinthe seems more appropriate in this case, Coach.

That was a swift kick in the balls, to say the least. With the main thing I've noticed being the fact that we were failing to convert on third downs and fourth downs. Be real with me, Coach...is Coach Cobb's playcalling with the offense doing us more harm than good at this point?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 21, 2016, 12:14:08 AM
 
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I hate that guy. Period.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 21, 2016, 12:15:54 AM
Surprised it isn't an exclamation point altogether. I'll have a good look at this, because given the circumstances, something's holding us back - especially with these missed third and fourth downs we seem to be having. That said Coach, was there anything else I should know before you head back over to practice?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 21, 2016, 12:44:57 AM
 
 
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Nothing major, we're up against Tombstone this week, and I think we should give them a big dose of Paige, see if we can bust the run game open on them. They struggle against the run.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 21, 2016, 05:01:13 PM
I believe we did something similar to them last season, too? Either way, it's a good idea. I'll get back to you in a bit, Coach, thank you.

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Kiara, what's our PR remaining looking like, out of curiosity?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 21, 2016, 05:12:12 PM
 
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1.25MM in PR remaining sir.
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 21, 2016, 11:48:51 PM
Thanks, Kiara. Call in Coach Cobb to see me, please.

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Coach, thank you for coming in. That said, I'll cut right to the chase. We're going to be parting ways with you and ending your contract as of immediate. After some deliberation over a number of weeks, we will be going in a different direction altogether. Rather than waiting until the offseason when your contract expires, we felt those changes are a necessary step to take and that the sooner we make this transition, the better. I do wanted to tell you this much face-to-face and that we do wish you the best on your future endeavors.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 21, 2016, 11:55:00 PM
 
 
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Well damn... Thank you for having the balls to speak to me and not pussyfoot around.

...good luck this year, go get them.

   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 21, 2016, 11:59:28 PM
I appreciate it, Coach Cobb. Thank you so much.

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Kiara, could you please get me in touch with Leonard Ryan of the APL, please?

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Coach Ryan, this is GM Strike Guy with the Lincoln Pride here. I wanted to take a few moments and speak with you. Given the APL's circumstances lately, I was curious if you have some time to talk about the possibility of coming in as an offensive coordinator for us here in Lincoln.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 22, 2016, 11:13:52 AM
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Well here's the deal here son!  I play hard!  LIKE A MAN!  I'm FORTY!!! 

I know how to coach ball, been doin' it for longer than most people would believe!   I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and wore that bitch out so I bought another one, Like DJ Khaled!

So look here son, I play fast!  I play from the gun!  ...and I play for keeps!  If you ain't first, you're last, and that's how it is in life and in football!

   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 22, 2016, 12:19:14 PM
A shotgun, fast-paced style? I'm definitely interested, Coach. The fact is, we do want to play hard here and we want to win in one of the most stacked divisions in the HIFL right now. I do have a pair of questions, however, before we proceed any further.

1) On a scale of 1-10, how would you grade yourself as a scout?
2) With the shotgun offense you run, are you versatile between the run and the pass or do you tend to focus on one of those aspects more than the other?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 12:27:38 AM
 
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Well, comin' from College son, I'd say that I'm a helluva scout!  I'd give myself a FORTY!  BECAUSE I'M A MAN!

...but really, I'd probably go on the 8-range in my scouting abilities... and as for my shotgun offense, I can tailor it to fit my teams skills.  I like to be flexible son!

   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 23, 2016, 12:46:59 AM
Coach Ryan, you do seem like you'd be the MAN for the job here...but I understand that it's a transition from one league to the other.

Let's talk turkey. I'd like to offer a 2 year, 3 million deal to bring you in as our offensive coordinator.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 10:09:20 AM
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Well son, I'm currently in the cat-bird seat in the APL, 5-2 with Michigan, we're playin' like MEN!   

It would take about 5MM for me to leave these Monsters in Michigan!
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 23, 2016, 01:16:34 PM
The main thing for us this season is basically the budget portion, Coach - but I get what you're saying. As an alternative in this case, I'd be able to offer 3.25MM this season and increase that amount next year to 5.25MM. Fact is, Michigan is definitely playing like men. But you come aboard with the Pride and with your style and knowledge, you're going to see the realest of men each and every week being men and playing like men!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 03:45:13 PM
 
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4.5MM or we're done here son.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 25, 2016, 03:15:43 PM
Then we are done here, Coach Ryan - thank you for your time and good look this upcoming season. Just a shame you won't get to do some real man shit with the Pride here.

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Kiara, let's go ahead and call up Coach Cleveland Kramer, please.

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Coach Kramer, this is GM Strike Guy here in Lincoln. We've recently opened up a position here for Offensive Coordinator and this is about seeing if you'd be a fit with us. First, can you tell me a bit about your coaching philosophy and what you feel you'd bring to the table as an offensive coordinator?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 27, 2016, 10:13:57 AM
YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL INDICATING MR KRAMER IS NOT YET READY TO TAKE ON A HIFL COACHING JOB DUE TO HIS LACK OF CONFIDENCE
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 27, 2016, 03:37:03 PM
Well, fair enough. Kiara, let's go ahead and call up Coach Saul Carpenter in this case, please.

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Coach Carpenter, this is GM Strike Guy here in Lincoln. We've recently opened up a position here for Offensive Coordinator and this is about seeing if you'd be a fit with us. First, can you tell me a bit about your coaching philosophy and what you feel you'd bring to the table as an offensive coordinator?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 27, 2016, 11:24:03 PM
 
 
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Hot damn, I just heard you were on the phone with my boss... now it's my turn!  Son you must really want a shotgun coach!  that's what I do, yessiree!   I don't run it as fast as Coach Ryan, but I do like to run a normal pace with a slight preference to the pass over the run... I love to get out and scout, that's why I was so damn good in college! Scouting/Recruiting, its all the same son!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 28, 2016, 12:31:37 AM
Things have been a bit of a whirlwind altogether, Coach - didn't even connect the dots there for a moment until you told me as much, haha.

This does line up with what we have in mind here as the normal pace works with what we're doing and Giovanni Hill's got a nice arm in his own right. So, that said Coach - you answered the basics I had for you and in this case, we'd be hoping to bring you in. 2 years, 3.25 million?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 28, 2016, 01:00:20 AM
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You gotta deal hoss!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on April 28, 2016, 01:33:53 AM
Welcome to the Pride, Coach Carpenter.

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Kiara, I'll let the coaches and such do their work from here - let's get this one going. LOCK IN!

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decisions
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2016, 05:28:56 PM
S7 WEEK 8 RESULTS

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1. What happened this week: what did your team do right, what did they do wrong?

2. Grade your Coaches, your offense, and your defense up to this point in the season...

3. Grade yourself and the job you've done through 8 games this year...

4. Who do you believe is the current front runner for the league's MVP award after 8 games, and who would you consider your team's MVP?

5. With 8 Games left in the regular season, what is your main focus going forward?

6. What do you have to do to prepare for this week's game?

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 05, 2016, 05:49:57 PM
1. What happened this week: what did your team do right, what did they do wrong?

We turned over the ball too many times and that ended up costing us altogether against a game Tombstone team. At the same time, our defense stepped and kept one of the best offenses in the game to 24 points - that's something we can take away from this moving forward into the second half of this season.

2. Grade your Coaches, your offense, and your defense up to this point in the season...

I'd say with the recent changes and everything our coaching staff has been putting together, a C+...I know we're capable of doing more with what we have here and I believe our coaching staff thinks the same thing. With the addition of Coach Carpenter into the fold as our Offensive Coordinator, we're definitely hoping to set a new system in that will take advantage of our players' talents on that side of the ball and allow us to continue aiming for our goal this season.

3. Grade yourself and the job you've done through 8 games this year...

C-. We've had some good results, some bad results and as of now, we're still a ways away from reaching our goal of being above .500 and that responsibility ultimately falls on me. So I'll be doing my best to make the proper moves to get us there.

4. Who do you believe is the current front runner for the league's MVP award after 8 games, and who would you consider your team's MVP?

Trevor Jose's been playing out of his mind in New Jersey and right now, he'd be the League MVP in my books. From our team, there's plenty of guys but Hector Houser's been a rock for us since the start of the season and exceeding expectations that everyone seemed to have for him before the start of the year.

5. With 8 Games left in the regular season, what is your main focus going forward?

Making sure we end up with an above .500 record and keeping the fight going in our division. We might in third place right now, but we're 2-1 against our division. We achieve a similar level of success in the return games against them, that definitely does us a service.

6. What do you have to do to prepare for this week's game?

Just getting the guys prepared and comfortable as San Antonio comes to town with their own relentless defense and a team that's been turning some heads so far this year. We'll have to play some of our best ball to get back in the winning column.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2016, 09:07:15 PM
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Sir, the owners requested me to inform you that they are very pleased with your work so far.  We need to win 5 out of our last 8 games to finish above 500 and achieve our initial goal at the start of the season, keep up the good work!
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 05, 2016, 09:20:53 PM
Let them know I appreciate the vote of confidence and that it's definitely our goal to meet their expectations as well, Kiara. Thank you for the update.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2016, 10:21:00 PM
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Well, none of us saw Gio having a career worst game this week...
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 05, 2016, 10:27:33 PM
It was brutal, to say the least. Can you take me through what happened on a few of those? Bad reads, good coverage or is it something to do with the new system and not being used to it?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2016, 10:53:23 PM
 
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New offense, new plays, good secondary in Tombstone... just the perfect storm of Fuck me in the ass...
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 06, 2016, 12:30:32 AM
...Yeah, that sounds like the right recipe. Brutal, but the fact our defense kept Tombstone to only 24 points, even with the main Rudino not coaching them is a credit to our guys...especially given the injuries and such.

What do you make of our chances against San Antonio?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 11:19:25 AM
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Brian Owen doesn't scare me.  If Gio can get comfy in our offense then we should be back on track this week, even with their quality defense.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 06, 2016, 01:35:47 PM
Think allocating any extra hours of film study or position training for Gio and the offense with Coach Carpenter would help in regards of getting used to his system?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 01:40:36 PM
 
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Well, not much film to study since it's a new system.  It's just going to take some time, hopefully not much time, but it will take some time..
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 06, 2016, 01:43:36 PM
Fair enough then, Coach. Thanks for your time, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, I'll let the coaches and such do their work from here, keep things simple enough. Let's LOCK IN!

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Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decisions
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 12:04:43 AM
S7 WEEK 9 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME THIS WEEK AS WELL AS ANY OTHER NEWS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON.

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 12:50:38 AM
A crazy but exciting game that saw us break out of a losing streak and keep pace with our division. I'm proud of the effort our guys gave on all sides of the ball and especially a big credit to our special teams unit for making it happen, be it Vieira with clutch punts that helped us capitalize on positioning - not to mention, our defense for coming through with those safeties on top of it - James Hill coming back from injury and blocking a punt. Against a game San Antonio team, we had to go all hands on deck and the Pride did just that. Happy we got the win, although the guys in San Antonio might not be so happy given the Brian Owen video that got posted on Instagram...classy, by the way, coming from a guy who's supposed to be a professional football player in this league. Cardale Jones wasn't exactly much help either.

That said, I'm happy to take on any and all questions from the media here today.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 10:57:22 AM
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With your team back at full strength, do you feel that your team has a real chance of catching the other teams at the top of your division?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 11:58:38 AM
I do. Our team is 2-1 against the division and I feel that those three games are going to be key to help us play catch-up. We play in the toughest division in football right now, so it's safe to say that it won't be easy but I like our chances.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 12:39:48 PM
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Any trades you will look to make here at the deadline?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 02:24:53 PM
It's always an interesting topic at this time of the year - unlike the previous year, my line's been open, there's been conversations but nothing concrete as of yet. If we do pull the trigger on anything, it'd definitely be with the purpose of making sure we meet season goals here and more, Adam.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 03:58:06 PM
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Gio is looking more and more comfortable in the offense.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 04:52:12 PM
Good to hear that, Coach. Figured it was a matter of time. Proud of the way you guys played altogether and holy shit, special teams took no prisoners either.

Orlando's coming to town this week and they've been playing better than anyone expected them to - what do you make of our chances, especially given against their secondary?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 04:56:10 PM
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Their secondary is very talented with their corners and that kid Rose... but we aren't just a passing team, we have Page, and he could make a difference for us.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 04:58:24 PM
Definitely. I think too many people have sleeping on Page this season given Gio and Hector's productions...we're overdue for reminding them this offense has got many gears in it.

Olvera's injury, however, is a bit of a downer. I know he wasn't doing a whole lot but it still leaves a bit of inexperience at the spot. Is Gutierrez even up to task or should we maybe look around the league to try and improve our TE situation with this trade deadline, Coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 05:42:10 PM
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I don't think we use the TE enough to trade for one, I'd just roll out the number 2 and let it ride.  I'd be more inclined to seek help elsewhere on the team via trade.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 05:46:36 PM
Fair enough. Anything in particular you'd think the help could be used on? O-Line is something I'm definitely keeping in mind, by the way...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 05:53:53 PM
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O-Line is always a spot you can look to upgrade especially at Tackle, but we could also use another strong linebacker.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 05:55:22 PM
Funny thing you mention that, I've got a thing or two in talks for the latter bit and just trying to iron out some final details. I will keep my eyes open in regards of the O-Line improvements, though, especially with a couple of teams being in full "sell" mode at this point.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 06:54:04 PM
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Excellent.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 17, 2016, 10:47:52 PM
Speaking of which, we just made one of those moves on our side to guarantee a solid third linebacker in Tommy Anaya to start with Saunders and Quinn along with Bertram Arnett and some extra PR so we can look into the combine later on after the season is done as well. Working to see about getting us that improvement at tackle now, but I think we can make a move or two to start showing our division and the pundits that we aren't going quietly into the night.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 11:54:45 PM
 
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I love the move!  Great deal!
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 18, 2016, 12:17:02 AM
I'm pretty over the moon on it as well. That should bolster our linebacker squad considerably now and I think Arnett's better than what he showed in Missouri with the resources there. But either way, I don't have too much else for ya, Coach - on your way back to practice, any chance you can send in James Hill to see me, please?

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James, hey there man. I just wanted to check in after this last game to see how things are holding up with you. Hell of an effort out there, especially given the stuff you've been through these past few months. I appreciate the hard work.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 11:36:32 AM
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Thank you boss.  I appreciate you noticing.  Its been a tough year and I don't know how long I'll be able to play this game.  So I want to give it my all on every snap.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 18, 2016, 04:46:24 PM
Believe me, I've been following along - I know how heartbreaking last year was and the road to recovery not being the easiest. We've got your back here and please, give it your all but also make sure you're taking care of yourself too. Thanks for stopping by. On your way back, could you send in Coach Carpenter to see me, please?

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Coach, thanks for coming. I know it's been only a couple of weeks on the job but wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Things seemed to be starting to click, which is awesome.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 07:05:02 PM
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Things are goin' swell son.  I'm like a pig in slop right about now!
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 18, 2016, 08:13:34 PM
Awesome. Wanted to talk to you about this week and what we've got coming our way in Orlando. What are their rankings on the defensive side of the ball? Coach Campbell suggested the idea of ramming Page down their throats this week with their secondary being what it is, but I'd like to know all aspects to make sure we're keeping them honest on all sides of the ball.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 08:41:18 PM
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Their defense is ranked 12th in points and yardage, 11th vs the run and 14th vs. the pass... They are cream puffs son!  You just have to watch out for their secondary, they are giving up yards, but they are monsters when it comes to pick sixes.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 18, 2016, 08:52:36 PM
Didn't expect them to be giving that much yardage in the air. Guess as long as we're spreading the ball on all areas, we should be alright to go. What are we running with your scheme in terms of a run/pass ratio, out of curiosity?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 09:18:21 PM
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On first and 10, 60/40
On first and short, 70/30
On First and long, 35/65

On second and short 60/40
Second and long 30/70

On Third and short 70/30
On Third and long 15/85

   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 18, 2016, 09:35:14 PM
Great. We'll stick to the plan then, Coach, let the guys continue to get acclimated with the offense.

That said, I appreciate you coming over and that's all I had. I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, giving it a bit of time to see a few more things within the trade market first before we get locked in for the week so if any calls and such come, patch them through to the office.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 20, 2016, 02:29:43 AM
Kiara, send for Head Coach Campbell one more time, please.

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Coach, apologies for the late call but given the trade we just made, I wanted to let you know that our linebacker corps might probably be something the league should be taking notice of with Erwin Edward added to the fold along with a few tweaks on the defensive line to boot. I'm still keeping my eyes open to see if anyone needs to get rid of a tackle, but I hope this will help bolster up our latter portion of the season considerably.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2016, 12:22:34 PM
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Not sure we really upgraded anything in that deal... looks like we gave away our 2nd round pick from last year, a first and fourth next year for 2MM in PR... but okay.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 20, 2016, 03:38:14 PM
Either way, with you here and stopping by, let me get you the sheet. We'll get ourselves ready for the week and lock in.

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 31, 2016, 10:58:18 PM
S7 WEEK 10 RESULTS

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, AND THE RIDICULOUS TRADES ALL AROUND THE TRADE DEADLINE.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 31, 2016, 11:29:31 PM
Well, first and foremost...we won a key game at home against a Stampede squad that's been making their names known for having a tough secondary...and we got that done prim and proper by having George Page run all over them on the ground as well as putting that secondary to the test and succeeding against them with Gio connecting with about every single guy we could have receiving the ball. Proud of this game and this victory. We're starting to click together at the right time as the latter portion of the season is here and with both Oakland and Rapid City having their losses this past week, we're right back in the race for our division and well within sights of achieving of our personal goal of being above .500 this season.

As for the trades that have happened? Well, to me, the things that stuck out the most was definitely some bizarre stuff from Long Beach - enough to where it made me wonder how in the world they were able to beat 'Bama and well...St. Paul is St. Paul, at this point. Granted, we engaged in the trade market ourselves, including trades with the Bruins and the Lynx that I feel do prepare us for the present state of affairs and also allows me to have my focus be within the confines of free agency, as we have our fair share of skilled players here that we're going to look to retain for the long haul. That said, I'm sure you've got questions...go ahead and ask them at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 31, 2016, 11:53:09 PM
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How did you feel about the spark that Ervin Edward gave your defense this week?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on May 31, 2016, 11:58:42 PM
It was exactly what we were looking for by making that trade with St. Paul. Erwin's been a proven professional with a hell of a work ethic and a guy who can still terrorize offenses in all aspects of the game. He adds an extra boost to Quinn and Saunders there along with our defensive ends and defensive tackles to form a front seven that is going to give a pretty bad time to anybody else facing them going forward. Add that to our secondary, which has been stellar in their own right and we've got something going here. Something that we will need, especially with a team like Las Vegas on the calendar this week...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2016, 12:08:20 AM
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You're only 1/2 game out of a 3-way tie for first place.  Is it frustrating to be that close to first, but still out of the wild card at the same time?     
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 01, 2016, 12:13:20 AM
Not frustrating perse, Adam. It's one of those things where we see our placement right now and gives us something to consider, but there's still a lot of football to be played. That and I'm confident we can go toe-to-toe against anybody in our division - our 2-1 record against it so far shows just as much and I'm confident that if we can do something similar to that in the return games, good things will happen.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2016, 12:40:36 AM
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This week Las Vegas comes to town, they are surging recently, how do you prepare for their devastating pass rush?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 01, 2016, 01:41:37 AM
Similar to how we dealt with Alabama's. We're going to work hard in the same way we did that game and we're going to be keeping them honest with all of the options we have available to us on offense. GM Metro's built a good team in Vegas that hasn't caught a whole lot of lucky breaks this year, but we're going to come out in this one and make sure they don't get a victory at our expense, especially with Oakland and Rapid City being so close to our reach.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2016, 10:44:21 AM
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Ervin Edward, not Erwin boss.  Lets not offend our new talent.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 01, 2016, 03:59:41 PM
Ugh, that was a Freudian slip, to say the least. Thank you for catching that, Coach. Won't happen again.

Sound game by everyone...seems we're gradually all getting in sync, which we're definitely going to need over the next few weeks with Vegas, Jersey and the rest of our division coming at us. ...I'd point out Missouri but well...I think we know what they bring at this point at 0-10 and counting.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2016, 05:08:24 PM
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Yes, 5 out of our last 6 are pretty tough..  We're getting into a decent groove, the time is right to make our push.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 01, 2016, 05:33:15 PM
Definitely. Also, coach, I know we're bending but not breaking given the record but the amount of yards people are rushing on us is something I'm a bit concerned looking at. Vegas aren't slouches on that department either, so I'm trying to think if there is any way for us to buckle down and prevent some of that or whether that's something you feel will come with our defensive line finally being all healthy and our linebacker corps being at their strongest right now?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2016, 05:51:49 PM
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Vegas, rushing?  ...They are 15th in the league at only 85 yards per game, not too worried about them myself.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 01, 2016, 06:03:57 PM
GM STRIKE GUY BLINKS, SHUFFLES THROUGH A SET OF PAPERS ON VEGAS' LAST FEW GAMES BEFORE BLINKING AGAIN AND GLANCING BACK AT COACH CAMPBELL

...okay, point taken, Coach. We'll keep doing what we've been doing. Just figured it was something to consider given May's broken finger, which should give us something to exploit if he does try to air out the ball if they can't run on us more than the usual. How are they looking defensively though, rankings wise?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2016, 07:42:43 PM
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They are second against the run and fifth against the pass.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 01, 2016, 08:39:36 PM
Tough task for us, then. At the same time, I think we're up for it. I've got nothing else pressing, Coach, so let me give you the information and we can LOCK IN!

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Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decisions
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2016, 02:06:25 PM
S7 WEEK 11 RESULTS

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, AND THE FINAL FIVE WEEKS OF THE SEASON.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 27, 2016, 02:21:28 PM
An exciting game all around between two very competitive and fierce teams here at Pride Rock, but needless to say, I am over the moon that we managed to overcome this challenge against Las Vegas to put ourselves just a game behind the Rapid City Inferno in our division. Tremendous show of heart by our team and the performances from Giovanni Hill and Ervin Edward were a big key in our victory along with an incredible performance by our defense, keeping Vegas' potent offense away from the end zone after conceding the first touchdown. Very proud. And with only five weeks left of football to play, these games we have on deck are going to be some of the toughest we have against our division opponents like the Long Beach Mermen this week and not to mention, being one of the stops in New Jersey's attempt to go 16-0 in the regular season. But we're in the right groove here, we've made the necessary moves to compete...it's simply time for us to execute. Nothing more, nothing less.

I'll take any questions at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2016, 07:17:13 AM
You're depleted at offensive tackle after this week, how will you keep your offense flowing with new players up front?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 28, 2016, 04:56:53 PM
injuries are never fun and I'm hoping for nothing short of a speedy recovery on our case here. That said, it's going to be one of those processes that we will have to adapt to with new players and getting into the scheme of things. We've had to do that before in the past and we'll be able to adapt accordingly.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2016, 06:14:49 PM
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Beating Vegas puts a smile on my face, on the inside...
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 28, 2016, 06:40:02 PM
It's one test down with four more to go altogether.

That said, two of our tackles going down in the same game sucked a lot. Fucking Vegas...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2016, 08:42:13 PM
 
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Yeah, I wouldn't put it past them to have done it on purpose.  Dirty Vegas.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 28, 2016, 08:47:51 PM
Either way, Reeves is for sure going to have to go into the IR and we're going to need to bring someone else in. I'll be taking a further look into that later on tonight, but do you have any recommendations on who is out there that could fit our style or just somebody who doesn't stink up the place?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2016, 08:57:55 PM
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Not particularly, I haven't paid much attention to the free agent pool.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on June 28, 2016, 09:07:10 PM
Well, I'll get myself educated accordingly on it and do what's needed, Coach. Thanks though. I'll let you get back to it on your side.

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Kiara, can you just give me a quick confirmation on our figures for salary and PR at the moment, if possible? Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2016, 09:11:45 PM
$1MM in salary, $4MM in PR
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 02, 2016, 02:47:36 PM
Thanks Kiara, I appreciate it. Can you call up Bobby Shapiro for me, please? Thank you.

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Hey Bobby, my man, I'll keep it short and sweet. Due to some injuries, we did a bit of film study and got some footage on a kid of yours - Chris Hilton. We'd like to bring him for the remainder of the season at 500K - can we make it happen?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 02, 2016, 02:51:15 PM
YOU HAVE A DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 02, 2016, 02:54:16 PM
Thanks Bobby.

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Kiara, we'll keep it simple this week. Send this info over to the coaches and let's LOCK IN!

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Insert Hilton into Mike Reeves' place at Tackle on all formations - Coaches' Decisions on all other aspects.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 04, 2016, 11:09:25 PM
S7 WEEK 12 RESULTS

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, YOUR NEWS, AND ANOTHER STORY AROUND THE LEAGUE THAT CAUGHT YOUR EYE.

 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 05, 2016, 12:36:18 AM
Another game, another overtime thriller and another sweet victory seized against an opponent that got us by surprise in Week 1 in Long Beach. I know I almost sound like a broken record at this point but I'm extremely proud of the hard work that our boys have been putting in throughout the season, how we've been battling through injuries, how we've been battling against quality teams week in and week out...so to see that hard work pay off with a division lead as of this week, it's nothing short of amazing. But we can't rest on our laurels yet, especially with Oakland getting Pate back and Rapid City having their weapons...we need to separate ourselves further from our division rivals and we have an opportunity to do so in one of the biggest games of our season when we travel into hostile territory in New Jersey to go up against the undefeated Dragons of the East.

Needless to say, the Dragons have been on one hell of a run. Trevor Jose may be playing the best football in his entire career, they've got talented running backs, a solid defense and great coaching. That said, we've seen how they have defended through the air over the course of this season and Hector Houser hit it on the mark in that we do truly believe we can be the ones to break the winning streak and dash any chance of undefeated dreams for them. Some might find his words a little too cocky, especially the New Jersey camp, but to us...we believe we can do it. GM Kirk can talk all he wants about his defensive line and temperamental guys like Cotter or puppets like Hagan inspiring fear on opposing QBs, but how in the world are they going to do that if all they want is to tear at each other's throats with that walrus looking douche John Raymond fanning the flame? See, Kirk might gloss this one over on his side but I hope he remembers that we walked into his backyard last season right around this time and not only did we survive...we beat the Dragons on top of it.

And we're going to aim to do it again in order to continue this run we've started and to prepare ourselves for the upcoming challengers from our own division that are heading our way. Plain and simple.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2016, 08:14:39 AM
"GM Kirk said during his press conference that Hector Houser's words would be fuel for the Dragons' defensive fire, any concern about the bulletin board material you and your players are providing to an undefeated New Jersey team?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 05, 2016, 10:35:50 AM
No. Because I know GM Kirk, for as good as he is, tends to stick his foot in his mouth once or twice, too. We all look for our reasons to motivate ourselves and keep pushing through the grind of a long season but the way I see it...we're playing for keeps, too. New Jersey already has their sweet, safe passage into the playoffs while we're fighting for our right to earn a spot in the toughest division in football...something GM Kirk would know nothing about. And you can quote me on that.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2016, 11:48:06 AM
Last question, with Waylon Hagan on the opposite side of the ball, do you have any worry about Gio Hill this week?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 05, 2016, 12:03:16 PM
I believe in our ability to keep Waylon Hagan at bay. Most of our guys here had to practice against him on a daily basis last season when he was here. We'll be ready for him and the rest of that New Jersey Dragons defense.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2016, 12:39:57 PM
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I'm not sure about you, but I'm worried about Hagan vs our back up offensive tackles.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 05, 2016, 01:31:33 PM
Figured sweating bullets in front of the press wasn't going to do our guys any favors at all.

That said, we know that bastard too well. It's definitely cause for concern but if Hagan and Cotter are too focused on themselves and their whole little spat, it might give us a bit of relief. At the same time, do you think Franz and Hilton would benefit from a bit of extra time studying film on Jersey's defensive front to prep for what's coming their way?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2016, 01:40:33 PM
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Yes, absolutely, they need it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 05, 2016, 02:06:27 PM
I'm thinking an extra 2-3 hours on it, but is there any particular preference on the extra time they spend in film study, Coach? I know they need it but I also want to make sure that isn't interfering with your own training schedule that you usually maintain.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2016, 02:24:24 PM
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2-3 hours is right in line with what I was going to suggest.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 05, 2016, 03:02:36 PM
Nice to know we're in sync for that, Coach. I'll make sure that gets included with our lock-in information. Outside of the defensive front situation - especially Hagan - against our offensive tackles. I'll let you get back to practice but on the way back, can you send in Hector Houser to see me? Thank you, Coach.

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Hey Hector. Just wanted to take a few moments to actually thank you for the vote of confidence on the team this week. It won't be easy by any means, but I know we can beat them with what we've got here - especially given how good you and Gio have been together from the start. How's the offense altogether feeling, given we've had a few changes on it due to trades and injuries?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 06, 2016, 07:42:04 AM
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Offensively we are confident and ready to go.  We are top 4 in points, yards, and #3 in passing yards... we are ready for the New Jersey punks.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 06, 2016, 01:10:49 PM
Awesome. I look forward to seeing what you guys showcase against the Dragons this week. Thanks for stopping by, Hector, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Kiara, let's get this show on the road and lock in:

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision
Additional Training:

- 3 hours of film study: T James Franz & T Chris Hilton
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 09, 2016, 03:01:18 PM
S7 WEEK 12 RESULTS

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND THE BRAWL IN NEW JERSEY, AS WELL AS YOUR OPPONENT THIS WEEK
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 11, 2016, 11:59:03 PM
A rather tough loss for us and quite frankly, it was a win I wanted. Partly due to trying to conquer the Dragons' streak and part to keep setting us apart from the rest of our division in what's a three team race for it at this point. That said, the biggest games are about to come our way with Oakland and Rapid City on the horizon. We've gotten a win over Oakland a few weeks ago but we also understand that the Silverbacks team we're getting in this one is coming at full strength and desperate to keep its grip on the division lead. We've gotta be prepared for everything they throw at us and I do believe we can take on this challenge and overcome it.

As for the brawl in Jersey? I'd daresay that got the Dragons on the same page without having to worry about the drama and shenanigans of two of the most pig-headed, selfish players in the league. That defense of theirs looked like the Dragons defense most people have feared since GM Kirk took over.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 12, 2016, 12:02:09 AM
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We gave them our best shot, but we came out a little flat.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 12, 2016, 01:14:44 AM
We didn't make it easy on them, however. We can take that much away. That said, on to Oakland and on to one of the biggest games of our year so far. With Pate getting back into the swing of things, they'll definitely have the extra arsenal...that said, Gio cut them up last game. Confident we can do it again, but do you see any areas we should be looking to tinker with to make sure Oakland goes 0-2 against us?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 12, 2016, 12:44:14 PM
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Lets air it out... They can't stop the pass this year.  Worst in the league.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 12, 2016, 05:38:32 PM
Whatcha thinking, Coach? 25/75 run:pass ratio? Or something like 30/70?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 12, 2016, 05:48:45 PM
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Lets go 28/72.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 12, 2016, 07:51:26 PM
Works for me, Coach. I know most of the teams are already getting their stuff ready, and there isn't much else I've got for ya. Let's get locked in, here's your info, Coach:

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision

- Gameplan Changes: 28/72 run/pass ratio
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 19, 2016, 02:42:02 PM
S7 WEEK 14 RESULTS

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PAST WEEK'S GAMES, AND WHERE YOU GO FOR THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE SEASON
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 20, 2016, 01:33:18 PM
That one stung. A close match-up against Oakland, but needless to say, they did the things they needed to do in that second half to put a halt to our offense and got the victory. Now we're somewhat on the outside looking in and jockeying for position, but it's not an unfamiliar position. We faced a similar struggle last year and I believe this time around, we do have the right pieces and the right mentality to turn that around in the final two weeks. We've got a hungry Missouri team to look forward to in this next week, as they're trying to go into next season with some momentum behind them and then, of course, we've got a rematch against Rapid City looming.

Our goal over the next two weeks is simple. Win out to accomplish our season goal of going over .500 and then take the next step from there, whatever it might be.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 20, 2016, 07:28:20 PM
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We had them on the ropes, and then they just found an extra gear, damn it.  We wanted that win badly.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 20, 2016, 07:33:59 PM
Same here, Coach. But the fact is, unlike years past, we've played a playoff caliber team like Oakland and gone toe-to-toe against them, which is a big leap from the ass whoopings they have handed this franchise over the years.

That said, we've got two more games to go. I think it's time I have a talk with the team, something I didn't quite to get to do this time around last season. Let's get to the practice field and bring them all together for a few minutes. I'd rather do this now before you guys get going fully with practice, if you don't mind.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 20, 2016, 07:50:40 PM
COACH TRAVELS WITH YOU TO THE PRACTICE FIELD WHERE THE TEAM IS JUST BEGINNING TO GATHER.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 23, 2016, 11:50:43 AM
Gentlemen, take a knee, if you'd please. I promise I won't take too much of your time.

The end of the season is nearly upon us. Two more games to define ourselves, two more games to accomplish our own season goals of being an above .500 team and an opportunity to make a postseason berth in the process as well. For starters, I can't say enough about how proud I am of you guys for coming this far. We have gone through highs and lows throughout the season, but as a team, you guys have fought together through it all and the adversities that we have faced brought this Pride together and made us all stronger in the progress.

Pride...some might think of it as either a sense of dignity and self-respect or perhaps, a deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance. Both definitions have merit, although I feel our unit here fits the former rather than the latter. But the biggest thing to me about the word "Pride" is the fact that it's the representation of a group of lions who live and hunt together. When considering the fact that most cats tend to be solitary by nature, that's incredibly impressive. A group that can come together to achieve one same goal, there's a reason this name has been taken on in the corn jungle in the state of Nebraska, if you will. Hell, we have some very talented individual players who are here and so do other teams all over the league...but the biggest thing is that unlike a lot of these units out there, Pride brings us all together. Not just that sense of dignity and self-respect that you have for yourselves and your abilities on the field, but in the fact that you are all willing to come together as a unit, as a Pride, in order to overcome the challenges put in front of you.

Last season, I couldn't be here to do my part due to family circumstances...but this year around, I hope that I've been able to do everything within my power to ensure this team is in the right position to set out and achieve its goals. We have two more weeks, gentlemen. Two more weeks against two very hungry teams, including one that made sure we sat at home last season and watched the playoffs from home in Rapid City. I haven't forgotten that one and I'm sure most of you who were here last year haven't either. Throughout this season, we have won in cardiac attack fashion, won by dominating our opponents in some aspect of the game and at times, we've lost heartbreakers and even come out with a tie. We have seen just about every scenario that can be thrown our way, we have experienced the grueling losses of brothers-in-arms to injuries throughout the season and through it all...we're still here. We're still standing and we have an opportunity in front of us in these next two weeks to show them all that the Lincoln Pride is on the prowl for a pair of wins and to punch our ticket into some postseason football...and that anybody who gets in our way...is our prey!

Pride on three!

One, two, three...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 23, 2016, 02:26:38 PM
PRIDE!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 24, 2016, 12:47:10 AM
Coach...they're ready. Let's lock it in.

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2016, 02:05:55 PM
S7 WEEK 15 RESULTS

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THE PRESS WAITS TO DISCUSS YOUR WIN AND IN PLAYOFF GAME THIS WEEK AGAINST RAPID CITY
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 24, 2016, 05:52:46 PM
To keep it short and simple this week, proud of our team here for coming out victorious against a hungry Bruins team. We played clean, mistake-free football for the most part, made the plays we needed to make and we got it all taken care of in order to set up this big game against Rapid City this week to end the season. A game with playoff stakes, the same way as when we tangled last season around this time for it...back then, Rapid City was able to come out victorious. But unlike last year, this is a different Lincoln Pride team that they'll be facing. A team that has improved massively from the team that beat them in Week 3 this year. For us, our goal has been to have a winning season this year around and we're on our way to doing just that...

But this team here in Lincoln remembers last year. We remember how it felt losing that game to Rapid City. And I think we all believe we're overdue to giving them a receipt for it...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2016, 06:10:05 PM
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Victory is all that matters, we've been playing playoff football for a while now, its time to extinguish the Inferno.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 24, 2016, 06:19:26 PM
Agreed. No need for any changes, either. We've got here by overwhelming our opponents with our offense. Time we do the same to them on every aspect.

That said, anything else you got for me before we go and take care of business, Coach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2016, 06:41:04 PM
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Nothing here.  It's feeding time.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 24, 2016, 06:58:00 PM
...It's time.

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision

LOCK IN!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2016, 02:50:43 PM
S7 END OF REGULAR SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK, AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF MATCH UP
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2016, 05:58:43 PM
Hell of a game. Hell of a victory. And to see it come from the legs of one of our biggest acquisitions in free agency in Giovanni Hill, in overtime with a playoff spot on the line...it doesn't get any more clutch than that. Ever since the start of the year, we knew we were in for a dogfight in our division to just get some semblance of respect and for a while, a lot of people had Oakland and Rapid City pegged as the two teams who'd be moving on to the postseason. And kudos to Rapid City, they came out swinging on their side and they weren't easy to beat...but we proved that in terms of scoring offenses around the league, we can outgun and outlast the best of them.

We've accomplished our key goal of having an above .500 season and with it, we have earned our right into the playoffs against a team we got familiar with earlier this year, another team that nobody expected to be at this spot but who has outright earned it in Pearl Harbor. I've got all the respect in the world for the work GM Dazz and Coach Blitzer have done with the Predators this year and if it's anything like our primetime game in Week 5...folks better hold on to their hats, because it's going to be a wild one again. That said, we're not the same team who walked into Pearl Harbor that week. We've learned our lessons from that game and now that we're here where the lights shine brightest...it's anybody's ballgame. You win, you move on. You lose, you go home.

...And we're not ready to go home just yet, ladies and gentlemen. For the Pride...the hunt is on for the Impact Bowl!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2016, 06:17:25 PM
"Any adjustments to make from earlier in the season, or do you believe with additions like Ervin Edward you are ready to take down the Top seeded team in the West?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2016, 06:21:21 PM
We'll be definitely going into this game and looking at the necessary angles we need to look out for against Pearl Harbor. But I do believe we have put the pieces together to be successful in this postseason and it's simply a matter of proving it against Pearl Harbor.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2016, 06:34:30 PM
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In the playoffs... it feels good, but we all want more.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2016, 06:36:49 PM
I'm with you on that. We've got a hell of a shot here and while Pearl Harbor isn't going to make it easy, we had them on the ropes up until exhaustion due to the blitz packages got the better of us last time.

We'll keep the game plan the same that got us these last winning streaks and into the playoffs. Think the boys are still hyped up alright from the last two weeks or should we give them a good ol' fashioned pair of speeches to get them to the next gear?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2016, 06:47:41 PM
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Having that week off between the season and the playoffs let guys cool down. Its time to rally the troops again.  Time to MOTIVATE and APPRECIATE... or something like that
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 26, 2016, 07:07:06 PM
I think that latter bit is somebody else's gimmick...either way, let's get back down to the field and have a talk then.

GM STRIKE GUY ACCOMPANIES COACH CAMPBELL DOWN TO PRACTICE FIELD

Hey guys! Coach, do you wanna start us off or should I?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2016, 09:50:32 PM
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I'll have more to say come conference-championship time, the floor is yours boss.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 27, 2016, 10:41:32 PM
Thanks Coach.

Boys, we did it. We endured the grind of one hell of a long season and in usual, somewhat cardiac arrest fashion...we punched our ticket to the postseason and avenged our loss to Rapid City around this time last year in the process. It felt cathartic, to say the least. But the real test begins now. Some of you may be familiar with this particular environment, some of you may be walking into it for the first time like I am. Regardless, these next few games have the potential to define us as a team and as a franchise for a long time to come. We've already defied any and all expectations by making it to this stage. So I say we continue to defy expectations as we walk into enemy territory in Pearl Harbor once again and this time, we avenge our overtime loss from the regular season there. There's no doubt the Predators are a strong unit and that they earned every bit of that #1 seed and that they are riding a wave of confidence. But they are not invincible by any means. And you know the saying when it comes to a Predator, something made famous by a former governor over yonder in California.

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

In front of us, we have an unique opportunity. We have the opportunity to play playoff football against one of the best teams in the West. We have the opportunity to take this chance that we created for ourselves and extend it further and deeper into the playoffs. We have the opportunity to make history by being responsible for the last game ever played at Jurassic Park - or Universal Studios Stadium...whatever they call it these days - by beating the Predators right there and then. And quite frankly? I want that bit of history. I want to be able to say that no matter what happens after this season that we, the Lincoln Pride, were the last team to ever play the Pearl Harbor Predators franchise...and the ones who were responsible for sending them into extinction.

Because just like the Bruins and just like the Inferno...they're standing in the way between us and between bringing that Impact Bowl trophy to Pride Rock.

And that makes them our prey. By now, the world should know well what the Pride does to its prey...but we'll show them. Again and again and again, as many times as it takes until we have that trophy in hands! We start in Pearl Harbor. We come back here, we come back for coach's speech for the Western Conference Championship and we keep moving, we keep hunting, until we are the ones at the top. We have been given at shot...and I, for one, don't wish to waste it.

So the hunt is on, gentlemen! And it's time for the Pride to make its run at football glory!

Are you with me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2016, 10:59:21 PM
EVERYONE IS WITH YOU
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 27, 2016, 11:07:52 PM
Then it's time.

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Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth Chart: Coaches' Decision

LOCK IN!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2016, 10:46:53 PM
WILD CARD ROUND PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE PRESS WAITS FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND REACTION TO YOUR PLAYOFF GAME, AND IF YOU WANT TO, THE REST OF THE PLAYOFFS.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 29, 2016, 10:59:06 PM
Well...we gave it a shot. Needless to say, this one hurt and it's going to be hurting for a while.

That said, props to the Pearl Harbor Predators for prevailing and personally? I hope they beat the tar out of Oakland in the Conference Finals. As for us, well, I do want to say that I am very proud of the work we put in this season. We did something not many expected out of us by getting to the playoffs and we went toe-to-toe against the best in the West in the process. We have some very good building blocks here to carry us into next season and to move forward...

I'll take on any questions if you guys got them.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 12:13:04 AM
"What would you say was your highlight of the season?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 12:14:47 AM
The OT win against Rapid City to get into the playoffs was definitely one of our biggest highlights - not only because we got to avenge the loss from last season, but using that as our platform to get into the playoffs and prove a bunch of pundits wrong? Can't beat that.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 02:36:55 AM
"Is there anything you wish you could have done differently as a GM?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 02:50:26 AM
A lot less of the drama that was there to start the season would have made for a nicer, fresh start. And I feel like perhaps if I had strengthened our O-Line even further that we could have perhaps given Giovanni and our receivers enough time to make plays in the air and some more room for George to run in certain games. But those are things that we can definitely do over the course of the offseason along with keeping a hold of some key players that helped our campaign this year.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 10:22:50 AM
"What did you learn about yourself as a GM in 2016?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 11:19:11 AM
That I should have a little more confidence in my own abilities and that I'm lucky to be in a franchise like this one that allows me the opportunity to grow and to continue proving myself as being something more than just a former podcast host.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 11:28:14 AM
"Last question, what is your last message to the Lincoln Fans before the off-season?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 11:39:31 AM
Thank you. Thank you for believing in this team throughout the season regardless of what might have been said in the media, thank you for making Pride Rock Stadium one of the best home game atmospheres in the entire HIFL and believe me when I say this...the best is yet to come for us.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 12:28:47 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 12:43:26 PM
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Yup. I know the feeling. Shitty, to say the least.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 12:51:07 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/linc1.png)



Just a painful way to go out.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 01:35:53 PM
Very much so. That said, I'm gonna remember this one. I'm sure a lot of the team will. And it's gonna serve as fuel to the fire to unleash on the league next season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 01:37:31 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/linc1.png)



Well, I am off for my vacation.  We will speak again after the Impact Bowl.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 30, 2016, 01:46:19 PM
Likewise, Coach. Enjoy the vacation, we'll talk soon.

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Kiara, before we get locked in for the rest of the playoffs and such...can you ask Giovanni Hill to see me, please?

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Hey Giovanni. Look, I know this was not an easy game to swallow by any means and I could tell as much from the media appearances we all had to make after that Predators game. That said, I just wanted to emphasize how thankful I am for what you've helped bring to this team over the course of this season. You've become a part of the Pride and with that...well, we're just getting started out here. We'll get them back for it next season, regardless of where that team lands after this year. That and we're coming for the rest of the league, man. There's something special we're getting to build here and I'm glad you're a part of it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2016, 08:26:45 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Giovanni Hill.jpg)

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I appreciate it boss, I'm still kicking myself for this shit, but yeah, we'll be back.
   

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on July 31, 2016, 04:38:24 AM
We'll be back at it for sure. Thanks for seeing me, I'll let you get to vacation.

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Kiara, I don't think we have anything else needed to be addressed, so we'll lock in for the rest of the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 12:31:44 AM
WELCOME TO THE SEASON 7 OFF-SEASON

You currently have: $2.00MM in PR from Season 7.  You may spend this at anytime before the Start of the 2017 HIFL Amateur Draft.


Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 01:01:45 AM
Hey Kiara, good to see you again. Any chance I can meet with Mr. Meer and Mr. Whart, please?

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Mr. Meer, Mr. Whart, thank you for taking the time to see me. I just wanted to touch base with both of you gentlemen since we're at the end of the season and moving on to our next steps together as a franchise. I really like the look of the new helmets by the way.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 01:17:07 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Timothy Meer.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Putnam Whart.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/lin1.png)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/lin2.png)


We love that you love it, Strikey boy! Listen Listen, we are proud of the season you put on for us last year. The fans, they ate it up! we were Proud to be at Pride Rock this year, and we want to keep it that way, so keep up the good work!
   
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 01:20:50 AM
I'm happy to hear, gentlemen. Also, something I wanted to address with you before taking the next step as well - and this is more to gauge your opinion on the subject matter, if you have it. Are you okay with me bringing back Coach Campbell or do you think with the pool of coaches that are out there right now that somebody like a Coach Harry Bryce or Coach Randy Barbour could be a better option for the team to expand on the season we did have?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 01:29:15 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Timothy Meer.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Putnam Whart.jpg)

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We made the playoffs with Coach Campbell, but if you feel like there are bigger fish out there the choice is yours.  I do know that if you miss the playoffs after making a coaching change, you look like the one who was wrong.  If something goes wrong and Coach is still here, well then the fans tend to blame him first.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 01:32:26 AM
Just something I wanted to get some insight on prior to making a decision, gentlemen. I appreciate your input and I'll get to work on bringing Coach back, then. Thank you both, I look forward to delivering a successful Season 8 to the Pride.

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Kiara, let's talk with Coach Campbell, please.

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Coach, end of the season, I know your contract's coming up. So I'd like to talk about an extension. Would 3 years, 9 million suffice?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 01:39:43 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/lin1.png)



That gets it done, for sure.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 01:45:06 AM
Then it's business as usual for us, then, Coach. We've got a few guys retiring and a few guys heading into ERFA. For me, Hector and Holt are two big ones I'll be doing my damnedest to make sure they don't hit free agency but with Marquez being gone, we're going to need to do some work on that D-Line. Tell me, from observing him this season, do you think he'd have the tools to be a decent assistant coach for us?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 01:47:11 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/lin1.png)



Absolutely, he's a pass rushing master, he knows a lot of tricks young guys will never know if they don't get exposed.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 01:54:57 AM
It seems like a great investment to make, then.

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Kiara, can you get me William Marquez, please?

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Hey William. First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for your contributions to the Lincoln Pride this past season and wanted to actually talk with you about exploring that next chapter of your career as a coach here in Lincoln, as an assistant for us. We'll definitely need to get our defensive line up to par and I feel that you can lend us a hand on that. How does a 2 year, 2 million deal sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 02:06:17 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/William Marquez.jpg)

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I was hoping to go back to New Jersey and take over for coach Swope, but apparently GM Kirk already made his move... So yes, pencil me in for a couple years here.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 02:13:02 AM
Nature of the beast, it seems. Appreciate your willingness to stick around and help us here, however, Coach Marquez. I'll send the deal through to the league office. Thanks for seeing me.

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Kiara, Hector Houser, please.

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Hector, man. Hell of a season, first off. We didn't go out the way we hoped but we've got next year to aim for that. I just wanted to give you a quick shout to tell you to enjoy your vacation and that you can expect a visit from me during the upcoming exclusive rights free agency ordeal, so we can talk a bit more about what the future holds. Figured it was worth giving you the heads-up on that, at least.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 10:17:33 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Hector Houser.jpg)

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Thanks boss, looking forward to it.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 04:22:13 PM
Likewise, Hector.

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Kiara, Head Coach Campbell one more time, please.

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Coach, apologies for not doing it earlier when I had you in the office but one last piece I wanted to cover with you before we move on to the next stage here. We obviously have a few guys going into free agency and the exclusive rights period does give us a shot at keeping some of them. For me, I definitely think Houser and Holt are two I definitely want to keep and I was impressed by Chris Hilton at tackle on the short notice after the injury bug bit us but that said...any others you have a strong sentiment on keeping as well for next season and beyond?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 04:33:54 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

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Not Particularly.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 03, 2016, 04:43:26 PM
Yup, seems about right. Thanks, Coach.

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Kiara, I've got nothing else to go through here at the moment until ERFA happens, I think. Thanks for the hard work this season.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 06, 2016, 12:59:26 AM
GM STRIKE BLINKS, GLANCING AROUND THE LEAGUE AFFAIRS AND SHRUGGING HIS SHOULDERS BEFORE SIPPING ON TEA WHILE SENDING A "WELCOME TO THE LINCOLN PRIDE" TEXT TO THEODORE SCHUMACHER WITH HIS FREE HAND
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 22, 2016, 11:06:44 PM
Well, it's been a while.

Let's get Mr. George Folsom's representation on the line, Kiara.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2016, 11:57:30 PM
 
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What it do my man, 3 years at 500K gets it done.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 23, 2016, 12:19:08 AM
We'll sign it accordingly Deion, thanks for making it easy.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2016, 12:41:45 PM
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Not a problem my man.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 25, 2016, 10:25:29 PM
Kiara, let's get Charles Kane's representation on the line, please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2016, 11:06:53 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentSR.jpg)

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Hey baby, 1 year and 250K is our 7th round deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 25, 2016, 11:09:44 PM
Steve, good to see you. We'll confirm that deal, no problem.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 26, 2016, 01:14:40 AM
Well, our draft is done, Kiara...in the meantime, let's get George Folsom and Charles Kane in the office to come see me, please.

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Gentlemen, welcome to the HIFL and welcome to the Lincoln Pride. Given the work I saw you guys put into the combine, I feel we were pretty fortunate that you were both available for us to take. I look forward to working with you and seeing what you guys are capable of.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2016, 08:43:27 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/George_Folsom.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Charles_Kane.jpg)

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Yeah, we're both excited to be here.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2016, 12:30:13 PM
The feeling is mutual, gentlemen. Thanks for stopping by.

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Kiara, let's get Steve Rosenhaus on the line.

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Steve, thanks for taking the call. I know it's a busy time of the year with you, but I did want to confer with you in regards of George Page. We know we're heading into the final year of his deal and he's been a long time presence here with the Pride. That said, before I go any further, I wanted to see where you guys are at with next year in mind, to see if there's an interest on re-signing George long term here in Lincoln or whether you'll be both be looking at what free agency has to offer.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2016, 01:23:40 PM
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Now let me talk to you for a minute baby, most players in the league haven't been re-signing right now, knowing free agency is an exciting place to be next season, but George has been in Lincoln since being taken 9th overall in 2012.  He played the bench role for those years, and then became the starter back in 2014, he is a Pride Rock Lover through and through... He doesn't want to go anywhere, so lets make something happen.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2016, 02:34:47 PM
I have definitely been noticing that trend, Steve. It's why I wanted to reach out first and get a feeler. I'm glad George feels as passionate about this franchise as we do here.

With that in mind, I do have an initial offer idea to get the ball rolling: 3 years, 10MM and 2.5MM of PR.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2016, 02:37:21 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentSR.jpg)

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You got a deal baby!
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2016, 02:38:26 PM
To confirm, we'd be starting that as of this season, Steve or next? I'm good either way.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2016, 02:42:42 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentSR.jpg)

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Yeah, lets go ahead and start that now.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on August 31, 2016, 03:00:43 PM
Can do, Steve. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 03, 2016, 04:37:58 PM
Kiara, we got some signings done, but now it's time to go after filling the rest of our team. Let's get James T. Crain on the line.

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Contract negotiator! Willie Whitney. Let's talk turkey on bringing him in to the Pride. How does 2 years, 3.25 million sound?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2016, 04:39:20 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 03, 2016, 04:53:25 PM
Kiara, let's get Eli Harris on the line, please.

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Hey Eli, there are two clients of yours that I am interested in making offers to in order to join the Pride this season.

First, WR Ariel Maestas...I'd like to offer him a 1 year, 1.5 million deal.
Second, TE Zachary Orr...1 year, 1 million for him.

Let me know if that works.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2016, 04:57:19 PM
DOUBLE DEAL!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 03, 2016, 05:01:47 PM
Thanks Eli.

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Kiara, Bobby Shapiro, please.

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Afternoon, Bobby - I know we talked a bit ago about Whitney but a few more guys came to mind. So, I'll keep this quick. I'll throw in initial offers, we see where we land up.

LB William Michaels - 1 year, 1.5 million
CB Michael Driver - 1 year, 500K
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 03, 2016, 05:02:45 PM
GM STRIKE GUY COUGHS

Wow, apologies, been a busy day today. We didn't talk about Whitney. Unless we did and it was Whitney Houston? Today's been a blur, to say the least...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2016, 05:05:13 PM
MOD NOTE: MAESTAS HAS RETIRED
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 03, 2016, 05:06:01 PM
((OOC: MOD AT OTHER GAME NOTE = D'OH!))

Ah, well, best of wishes to Maestas in his next step then. Are we still okay to do the Driver deal, Bobby?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2016, 05:08:33 PM
MICHAELS AND DRIVER SIGN
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 04, 2016, 04:09:01 AM
Thanks Bobby.

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Kiara, James T. Crain, please.

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We speak once again, contract negotiator! Here are the following offers I have for some of your clients:

WR Ernest Carr - 1 year, 1.5MM
WR Dominic Jackson - 1 year, 2MM
FS Chris Robinson - 2 years, 1.5MM
SS James Williams - 1 year, 500K
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 04, 2016, 10:53:50 AM
 
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Dominic signed with Music City, but the rest of those deals will work for us.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 04, 2016, 12:55:20 PM
Thanks, JTC. In the meantime, if P Lester Silva isn't signed yet, we'd be happy to bring him in. 2 years, 1 million work?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 06, 2016, 10:57:59 PM
Guess that's not the case. Same 2 years, 1MM deal for P Christopher Scott, maybe?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 12:27:13 PM
Deal
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 13, 2016, 12:49:59 AM
Awesome.

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Kiara, David Ames, please.

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David, let's talk about your client, FB Daniel Loveless. 1 year, 500K to join the Pride work?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on September 17, 2016, 11:09:48 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on September 27, 2016, 05:30:03 PM
Appreciated.

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Kiara, Bobby Shapiro, please.

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Bobby, your client in WR Brian Beckwith...we didn't notice him signed anywhere. Would he be willing to come into the Pride for 2 years at 1.5MM?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 01, 2016, 06:49:48 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Strike Guy on October 08, 2016, 10:55:30 PM
Note: PR INFO STILL TO COME

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LINCOLN PRIDE SEASON 7 OFFSEASON SHEET

TICKETS:
$325

CAPTAINS:
Giovanni Hill
Hector Houser
George Page
Brian Yee
Ervin Edward
Albert Eaton

TRAINING CAMP:
OFFENSE
George Folsom - Pass Blocking
Charles Kane - Run Blocking
Giovanni Hill - Football IQ

DEFENSE
James Hill - Strength
Quinn Rodriguez - Tackling
Justin Holt - Hands

DEPTH CHART & STRATEGIES

DEPTH CHART:

QB - Giovanni Hill - Allen Ayala
RB - George Page - Willie Whitney - Robert Adkins
FB - Daniel Loveless
LT - Mike Reeves - Charles Kane
LG - Hugh Ulrich - Charles Kane - George Folsom
C - Philip Whitson - Lemuel Jackson
RG - George Folsom - Charles Kane
RT - Jamaal Seal - Charles Kane
TE - Frank Olvera - Zachary Orr
WR1 - Hector Houser - Brian Beckwith - Michael Cox - Bertram Arnett - Ernest Carr
WR2 - Brian Beckwith - Michael Cox - Bertram Arnett - Ernest Carr

DE - Brian Yee - Duane Gore
DT - James Hill - Joseph Maple
LB - Ervin Edward - Quinn Rodriguez - William Michaels - Florentino Marble
CB - Theodore Schumacher - Justin Holt - Michael Driver
FS - Lanny Folse - Chris Robinson
SS - Albert Eaton - James Williams

K - Anthony Bates
P - Christopher Scott

Kick Return: Michael Cox - Robert Adkins - Lanny Folse

Punt Return: Michael Cox - Robert Adkins - Lanny Folse

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STRATEGIES:

Backfield: Featured Running Back (George Page)
Primary Receiver: Hector Houser
Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Offense Strategies/Playcalling/Formations: Coaches’ Choice
Defense Strategies/Playcalling/Formations: Coaches’ Choice
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2016, 09:11:24 PM
LINCOLN AND GM STRIKE HAVE MUTUALLY AGREED TO PART WAYS
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2016, 03:00:46 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Kiara.jpg)

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Here is our team sheet.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 03:06:00 PM
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The owners will be looking for a new GM soon... until then, here are our team stats.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2017, 01:37:23 PM
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We are looking for a General Manager for the 2018 Season... if you are interested please apply here.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 04:20:41 PM
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GM Adam, welcome to Lincoln. I am Kiara, your assistant.

Let me bring you up to speed on what we have on our team currently:

Attached you will find our current up-to-date team information including salary and PR available.

our former ass-hole of a head coach has resigned meaning we owe him no money at all.  We do need to find a head coach.
We have an assistant coach position open, but that is optional to fill. We also need to sign a scouting director which is a new position.

Other than that currently we have already re-signed Duane Gore in ERFA which is reflected below, and we have used the franchise tag on Theodore Schumacher which is also reflected.  He is willing to talk to you (using some of your remaining ERFA Time) about a potential long term deal but that choice is yours.

As always, grey-positions on the sheet are mandatory fills, whites are optional "flex" spots that we can use on any position to have added depth.

As for the draft, we have 2 first round picks (ours and Alabama's), our own second round pick, 2 third round picks (ours and Seattles), 2 Fourth Round picks (ours and Alabma's) and our own 5th, 6th, and 7th rounders.

As for off-season scouting money we have already paid to attend the combine and another $2.75MM we can use before the draft for film study. The owners said to inform you they were raising that total to 6MM though so you could do more research.  So at least you will have info going into the draft.

Our team's stats from last season are here in the office.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask me.  Good luck! 
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 04:37:15 PM
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Please note that the grades on our team report are not a reflection of any changes to player grades since last season, that will be on next season's report.  Also for ERFA we do still have 16 hours to use. 
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 27, 2017, 05:14:38 PM
I'd like to start off by inviting Amos Carpenter to interview regarding the Head Coach position here. 

I'd also like to line up Wandy Gutierrez, James Atwood and Woodrow Bray for after that please.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 05:31:33 PM
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Sir, Mister Carpenter is trapped at a German Ski Resort and unable to come for the interview, he sends his apologies...
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 27, 2017, 05:50:09 PM
OK when the others become available, let them know I'd be interested in talking to them.

For now, could you get me Roderick Baker please regarding my vacant Head Coach role? I'd like to interview him
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 06:13:10 PM
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Hello GM Wrong, thanks for the opportunity to interview.  What would you like to know?
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 27, 2017, 06:14:43 PM
Great to have you here.

You appear to have a great record as an assistant coach and look ready to be a Head Coach. Tell me a bit about your background and your ethos on coaching.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 06:18:45 PM
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Well I am traditionally a 4-3 style coach, but I believe in flexibility.  You run a nickel and that's just a coverage variant of the 4-3, so I think I would be fine with your unit.  I am not a big pressure guy with the blitz, which is why that nickle would be effective with my philosophy.   I have been working slowly on becoming a head coach.  I've been coaching in the pros for nearly 10 years and I did a lot of college ball as a HC before that, even lead Louisville to relevancy for a little bit.  I pride myself on keeping a team focused and improving year-to-year. 
The last year I helped turn around the Tombstone defense and made it even more formidable than it had been before.  I like discipline and toughness in my players, and a strong work ethic.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 27, 2017, 06:22:22 PM
Fantastic stuff. Very interesting. Tell me a little about what you perceive your weaknesses to be and then tell me about your long term goals?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 06:31:25 PM
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I'm not the strongest offensive coach when it comes to what I do since most of my life I've worked exclusively for the defense.  I plan on making it to the head coaching level though and had a job in hand a few years ago in Missouri until GM Gooch burped in my face and I decided against it.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 27, 2017, 06:42:49 PM
I keep my burps away from people's faces... You wouldn't have to worry about that from me.

I'm very interested in potentially making you an offer but I have a couple of interviews lined up so thank you for your time. I will be in touch shortly.

---

Kiara, if any of my other suggestions aren't available, could I speak to Gary Farmer please?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 08:41:03 PM
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Gary Farmer here, pleasure to meet you GM Wrong.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 03:48:30 AM
Thanks for joining me. I'm looking for a head coach to lead us here and wonder if you could be the man for the job. Tell me about your experiences and your coaching style.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 10:48:21 AM
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Well I am a former player in the league, and in Season 5, the first with GMs, I joined a terrible and rebuilding DC team taking over the defense under an offensive minded head coach. Since then my defensive units have won two championships and made it to the playoffs three out of four years.  This year we made the switch from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 at the request of my GM, and while I was not familiar with it at first I settled the team down and we played very well, which is why I feel quite versatile now in schemes, having a base knowledge now of each defense. 

As far as what I would do as a head coach, I have watched my offense in DC find success through a fast pace and exciting attack through the air, however I feel that a slightly more normal pace with a bit more running game would protect a yet-to-be established star at Quarterback, and would be a smarter route to take, at least early on.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 10:50:56 AM
Awesome and what about your weaknesses and longterm goals?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 11:09:02 AM
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A weakness of mine, to me, would be that I haven't had experience as the head coach, but I believe I have the leadership qualities to do well, especially if my offensive coordinator knows what he is doing and can help the early learning curve, as far as long term goals, I've won two impact bowls as a coach, but I want to win them now as THE head coach and really establish myself.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 01:11:15 PM
Fantastic stuff. I have one more interview and I shall be in touch.

Can I speak to Ken Graham please?

Ken, I know you have just signed on with Vegas but many outlets have sung your praises about being a head coach. Do you want to tell me a little about your coaching history and approach?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 01:16:56 PM
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Yeah bro,

I believe in playing with a fiery freakin' attitude.  One that is smash mouth, in your face football.  Hard hitting, high flying, highlight reel shit. 

I get my boys hyped, I get them fired up and I get them motivated to go out there flying at 100MPH hitting anything that moves!  I'm a motivator, a high tempo, high octane guy who wants the same out of his players.  I don't have time for lazy kids wanting to pretend to be stars, I want those guys who want to prove they belong and are willing to tear the throat out of the opponent to do that.  Take the ball away, throw it down the field, gash teams with a great run... Just total domination.
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 01:32:07 PM
... excellent!

And would you say is a weakness of yours? And what is your long term goal? A legacy at one place or go where the best franchise is?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 01:36:22 PM
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I want to win championships, I want to be the best.  I want to attract the best talent, and you do that by being great.  If I can be great here then I would have no reason to seek another job, unless you didn't want to pay me at market value... but then again that goes for most of us coaches in the world. 

As far as a weakness?  I've been told I can be a little abrasive at times, but that's just who I am.  I might be an ass hole, but I am a damn good ass hole.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 02:00:02 PM
And ballpark what would you be looking for in terms of salary?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 02:58:22 PM
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7-9.5MM depending on the control I'd have over the team..
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 03:40:25 PM
Excellent stuff. I shall be in touch.

Kiara, are Anderson and William our current coaches available to talk or  are they on leave?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 03:42:09 PM
BOTH ARE AVAILABLE TO TALK
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 03:46:19 PM
Coaches, thank you for taking time to talk to me. I hope we have a productive partnership. I'd like to talk about our head coach situation. I have been interviewing a number of candidates and have 3 very worthy candidates. I just want to get a feel for you both and what you would be looking for in terms of a Head Coach. I understand last season was rocky so I want to make sure I pit together a cohesive and harmonious unit. So tell me what you are both looking for.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 04:01:14 PM
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Boss, I am Anderson Ginobili, former Long Beach QB turned Championship winning head coach from season 5 in Long Beach.  I just completed a contract with the Mermen but due to a missing GM I was the fall man for the teams failings... so I accepted a job here shortly before you arrived, hoping to rebuild my reputation as an offensive mastermind to one day again become head coach.

...I feel I can handle all of your offensive needs so if you go defense, do not worry about an offensive flaw on their part, I can handle that.


   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 04:16:33 PM
Anderson, that is brilliant stuff and you have made my decision a lot easier.

Can I speak to Mr Roderick Baker please?

Mr Baker, I'd like to offer you the role of Head Coach here in Lincoln. Given your background, I'd Like to offer you a 2 year, 8 Million deal to be Head Coach. Does that work for you sir?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 04:18:16 PM
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You have a deal!
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 04:32:47 PM
Fantastic, I'll lock that in!

Can you send a memo of rejection to Messrs Graham and Farmer and thank them for their time

And can you contact Blimpy Chins about the vacant Scouting Role please
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 04:51:44 PM
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I won't be handling note passing duties but I'll let your secretary know. haha.

See you at the combine!
   
 




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Hello there
   
   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 04:57:25 PM
Mr Chins, tell me a little about your scouting background
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 05:16:08 PM
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I do a little of this and a little of that all across the player pool looking for guys who really stand out as a cut above the rest.  I've worked in LA, NY, and all the big markets, I point out those big time traits.
   
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 05:29:58 PM
OK and what would you say is your biggest achievement?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 05:31:02 PM
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Being good enough of a scout to be considered for a job in the HIFL.  That's pretty good, I'd say.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 05:35:02 PM
And can you give any examples of your work?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 07:39:00 PM
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I've scouted for the Dragons staff in the past and also Long Beach, I've had several players in the Impact Bowl.
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 07:55:04 PM
Thank you for your time.

Chang Li please

Chang, I'm looking for a Scout director... tell me about your background
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 07:57:00 PM
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Hello, my father, Chung Li was a great agent in the sporting world..

I have learned from him how to choose talent to scout and which horses to back, however i am still relatively inexperienced.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 08:02:03 PM
How many years experience do you have?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 08:07:04 PM
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On my own as the head of a department, none.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 08:15:36 PM
You know what kid? I'm gonna give you a chance... everyone needs one and if your dad's magic has rubbed off on you then we're in for a fruitful partnership.

How does a 2 year 500k deal sound and we can renegotiate based on performance after year 1?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 08:25:20 PM
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Consider me signed.  Thank you for this opportunity.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on February 28, 2017, 08:39:11 PM
Welcome aboard.

Kiara is there anything else that needs addressing? I'm waiting on a couple of HC interviews before spending my last million but is there anything else?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 09:07:02 PM
 
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No sir, once the scouts and coaches get interviews and things done at the Combine we will get preparing for the draft.
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 02, 2017, 02:04:19 AM
Can we get Mr Bloom's representative in here please?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 02:18:48 AM
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Welcome back GM Wrong....
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 02, 2017, 02:32:12 AM
Good to see you Mr Leventhal...

I have brought young Mr Bloom into our Pride.

I'd like to offer a 4 year, 9mil deal with 2.5m PR
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 02:33:25 AM
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I like everything but the PR, as the new face of this franchise at QB we're looking for 4MM in PR and a fully guaranteed contract.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 02, 2017, 02:36:33 AM
The guarantee is a given in my book...

Fully Guaranteed 4 years, 9MM, 4MM PR

Do we have a deal?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 02:37:07 AM
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You've got your man.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 02, 2017, 02:41:17 AM
Excellent! Is he available to chat?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 02:44:41 AM
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There he is!  The man who just nailed the draft with a franchise QB... You are clearly the smartest GM in the draft, because we're going to show Seattle, Kansas City, and the rest of the teams who didn't trade up to take me exactly what fools they are.
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 02, 2017, 03:00:59 AM
Mr Bloom it truly is a pleasure.

I saw great things at the combine and I have invested a lot in bringing you to Lincoln. I see a big future for you and hope that this is the start of a long and storied partnership.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 10:01:11 AM
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I'm going to make you and this city look amazing. We're going to do big things.
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 02, 2017, 10:22:27 AM
I feel good about this partnership! If you need anything or have any preferences about your PR then let me know. Right now though, go and celebrate the beginning of a very illustrious career
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 10:43:36 AM
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Haha, thanks I will!
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 04:27:17 AM
Can I speak to the representation of Carlos Sauls please
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 11:31:25 AM
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How ya doin!  Let's get things back on track after that ridiculous Bruiser Elliott deal, yeah? 4 Years, 4.5MM, 500K PR
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 11:36:55 AM
My man, I don't get involved in the business of others but I'm glad you know my approach and I'm glad we can do a deal on this.

For your proactive attitude and as a display of appreciation, would you like a 2 year no trade guarantee on that?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 11:43:19 AM
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I appreciate that offer, it has been noted, but if you're willing to offer it, I don't think we need it.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 11:44:38 AM
I hope Mr Sauls is with us for a long time Paisan. Hope to do business with you again soon.

If Mr Sauls is here I'd like to welcome him to his new home
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:01:41 PM
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Hey there Mr. Wrong.
   
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 12:02:31 PM
I'd like to welcome you to the family here in Lincoln. I'm delighted to have picked you up.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:07:27 PM
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When I saw your guys at the Combine I thought I might have made an impression. Happy to be here.
   
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 12:10:43 PM
Excelling in your field good sir. You displayed great ability and I hope we have a long and fruitful partnership here in Lincoln. Do you have any preferences on how we utilise your PR? Are you looking at merchandise and promotion or would you like your money go to charitable causes?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:12:47 PM
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Well I'm a former Clemson Tiger, now Im a part of the Pride... seems some animal themed commercial would be dope.
   
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 12:16:00 PM
Well... 'Big Cat' Carlos... I'll see what I can do for you. I'll let you get back to enjoying the day.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:19:16 PM
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Thanks boss, see you later.
   
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 12:58:22 PM
Bruce Miller's representative please!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 01:00:19 PM
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Show me the money, GM Wrong. 4 Years, 4.5MM, 500K PR
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 01:13:32 PM
Mr Ames, I'd try and negotiate down to a 4mm deal but because it's you I'm gonna simply smile, agree to your deal and welcome Bruce to the Pride!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 01:16:22 PM
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Attaboy. Such a Charmer.  See you around.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 01:31:50 PM
If Bruce is free, he deserves a welcome as well as one half of a terrific pair of TEs
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 02:47:52 PM
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Hello.
   
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 02:50:01 PM
My man, one half of an amazing pair of TEs I have drafted. I have seen the tapes and I have great expectations of you. Welcome to the Pride
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 02:55:09 PM
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  I'll make you proud boss.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 03, 2017, 02:57:24 PM
I hope so! Enjoy the day my friend.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 04, 2017, 03:08:08 AM
Mr Jarvis' representative please!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2017, 02:42:28 PM
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Hello there, Jarvis is excited to come into a team in need of a true starting RB, so lets get this worked out.. 3.5MM and 1MM in PR, but we'll give you 4 years instead of 3.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 04, 2017, 02:57:46 PM
Mr Harris, a pleasure to talk to you as always. I appreciate he's excited and I'll endeavour to put him on the map not just in Nebraska but across the HIFL.

Going rate at this part of the draft puts the PR a little high in my books and a lot more considering what you accepted for another of your clients one pick earlier. Total value will be the same but I would like to counter your offer with 3 years, 4MM with 500k PR... I'll throw in a 2 season guarantee for good measure...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2017, 03:50:11 PM
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I can see you don't value the star power a player like Jarvis can bring to your team with the right exposure, but fine you've got a deal.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 04, 2017, 03:52:49 PM
It's not about how much I spend my friend, it's how I use that exposure to make him the star that he will be. A pleasure doing business with you.

Kiara, if Jerry Jarvis is available, I'd like to welcome him into the Pride.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2017, 04:07:51 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Jerry_Jarvis.jpg)

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  What up, Penny Pincher.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 04, 2017, 04:15:40 PM
A pleasure to have you here.... A little side note, you have the exact same value of a deal just in a different way with the bonus of guaranteed employment which not many don't get. Congratulations and welcome to the big leagues. I suggest a little more respect in future and we'll get along fine... If you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Go and enjoy the day...
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 06, 2017, 01:05:04 PM
Can I speak to Henry German's representative please
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2017, 01:08:40 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentEH.jpg)

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3 years and 2.5MM takes it to the bank.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 06, 2017, 01:09:53 PM
Straight to the point. Nice doing business with you again
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2017, 01:11:09 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentEH.jpg)

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Appreciate it.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 06, 2017, 04:50:54 PM
Kiara, I have arranged a sponsorship deal that will hopefully set us in good stead with the HIFL in light of the Turpin Report. If the owners have any feedback. Hopefully it will enhance our standing within Lincoln. If the owners have any input or feedback don't hesitate to let me know. I will posibly look at a second deal after some research.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2017, 05:06:35 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Kiara.jpg)

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The owners are very pleased with your deal, we will be looking to use our deal as a standard setter for the upcoming collective bargaining agreement that could help all teams with drug testing.
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 09, 2017, 01:08:40 PM
Lucas Johnson's representation please
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2017, 03:59:00 PM
 
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3 years and 1MM gets it done, seems to be the going rate.
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 09, 2017, 04:03:33 PM
Seems fair to me Mr Leventhal. Always a pleasure doing business with you
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 04:14:00 AM
Darnell Templeton's representation please!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 09:55:00 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDA.jpg)

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Looking at 750K, you can choose the years, just keep it at 4 or less.
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 09:59:53 AM
Shall we call it 2 years for now?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 10:00:32 AM
And if you're happy with that I'd like a little chat with Mr Templeton please
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 10:02:21 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Darnell_Templeton.jpg)

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Hello boss!
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 10:04:14 AM
Mr Templeton! Welcome to the Pride! I just wanted to ask about your ideal position.

I had a mind based on your build that you can play as a SS. Would I be right in that? What did you play in college?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 10:15:34 AM
 
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That's perfect, I've always been a Strong Safety so great fit.
   
       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 10:35:13 AM
Mr Templeton, best of luck this season!

Kiara, are Lucas Johnson and Henry German available for greeting?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Lucas_Johnson.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Henry_German.jpg)

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Hey boss.
   
       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 11:33:27 AM
Just wanted to welcome you both to the Pride! I'm delighted to have been able to draft you both and if you require anything just let me know!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 07:02:16 PM
Can I speak to the representative of David Ayala please?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 08:05:36 PM
 
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Looking at 500K, you can choose the years, just keep it at 3 or less.
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 08:07:52 PM
Let's go for 2 years. Great business once again sir.

Can I speak to him as well please?

David Ayala! Welcome to the Pride. Now, tell me about your college time. Where did you play?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 08:13:17 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/David_Ayala.jpg)

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Hey boss man, I was a center in college.
   
       
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 10, 2017, 08:14:32 PM
Superb as that is exactly where I want you in the Pride!

Welcome to the Pride sir and I wish you the best of luck.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 17, 2017, 09:23:07 PM
Can I speak to Scott Forrest please?

Mr Forrest it is a pleasure to meet you. Now, I know that you have had a little conversation with predecessors but you haven't spoken to me and my vision for Lincoln and your client Theodore Schumacher. I like to see Theodore as a true focus of Lincoln and he will be essential for a strong season this season for Lincoln. I like to think that I have rebuilt the team nicely and brought in Dennis Nelson who will create a dynamite pairing with Mr Schumacher.

I also know that he is in the final year of his contract but Theodore is certainly in my vision for the future here in Lincoln and I was wondering if you and he would consider an extension of his contract with us?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2017, 09:28:36 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentSF.jpg)

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I know that you are new here, so I am going to explain my reputation quickly for you.  I am the one agent notoriously known for letting a contract play out.  I will always take my players to free agency to test the market and see what they can get, going after the best contract 9 out of 10 times.

So while Theodore has no problems here in Lincoln, we will be testing the waters, unless we are franchised once again after this season.

 
         
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 17, 2017, 09:50:12 PM
I respect that decision and I thank you for your time.

Can I have a quick chat with the coaches please?

Coaches, I have 2.25MM left in salary and a full compliment of players along with an extra DT and RB. Is there anywhere you feel we could strengthen or add depth to from the free agency market still?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2017, 09:57:42 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Roderick Baker.jpg)

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I think a 3rd QB and a 4th Corner would be the best, I believe we should always consider carrying an 3rd QB, 4th corner, extra offensive lineman, and extra defensive lineman because those are all positions that one injury can really open a weakness and two injuries to the same position could ruin a season.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 17, 2017, 10:17:23 PM
Awesome stuff... I'll see what I can sort out...

Kiara, just to confirm I have 2.25MM remaining, and 5MM PR?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 09:42:39 AM
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Sir, we have 2.25MM in salary and 7MM in PR.
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 09:53:51 AM
Brilliant.

Can I speak to Deion Hester please;

Mr Hester, I'd like to bring Odell Crocker III into the Lincoln Pride family, would he be interested in joining us?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 10:15:36 AM
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Yes, of course.
 
         
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 10:19:16 AM
I'm thinking a 2 year 500k deal?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 10:21:18 AM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 10:32:10 AM
Anthony Campanelli please!

My good man is you veteran CB Donald McClintock still a free agent? If so I'd like for him to join the Pride
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 10:43:06 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentAC.jpg)

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What's ya offer GM Wrong?
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 10:50:13 AM
2 years and 500k?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 11:01:35 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentAC.jpg)

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We would sign on that for 1 year.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 11:03:28 AM
sounds fair to me...

to paraphrase you... Forget about it!
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 11:03:57 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentAC.jpg)

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Haha, Fuggettaboutit!
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 11:10:39 AM
Coaches, I have brought in the extra CB and the extra QB as discussed. Now, with regards to our punter, Christopher Scott, do you think we could do beter with testing the free agency and releasing him using our amnesty? Or should we persevere with him for the last year of his contract?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 11:20:03 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Roderick Baker.jpg)

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There are better options on the market, but I think saving our salary in case we need to sign more players during the season is the best bet.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 11:28:25 AM
And with regards to our tactics as I start to prepare our lock in. Do you have any input with regards to that?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 05:47:40 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Roderick Baker.jpg)

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Overall we have a very young offense with so many of the important pieces being rookies so I think this is a great time for us to decide on our offense we want to run long term and mold our team in that system, and stick with it. 

Our defense is going to be what we can rely on I think, and we can run a very effective 4-3 defense and I expect us to be very good against the pass, as our depth and talent in the secondary is great.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 18, 2017, 06:04:58 PM
And with what we have, what offence shall we run? I am not strong when it comes to this. What should I put in the lock in for this?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 08:31:02 PM
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I would suggest we run a balanced offense, and keep our ratios pretty balanced as well, we can see which of our rookies stands out the most and gradually increase their roles as we go to see what we do best.    
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on March 27, 2017, 03:17:58 PM
And with regards to captaincy? What are your opinions?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 02, 2017, 10:33:27 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Roderick Baker.jpg)

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Bloom is a natural born leader, so I like the idea of tabbing him. Jesus Young is also a good choice. James Hill is a must on defense,  Harlow is also another great option, and Duane Gore, Lucas Johnson is also a leader, but outside of that we don't have a ton of leadership.   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on April 02, 2017, 12:38:56 PM
I shall continue to work on this but I will need help with tactics etc
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 03, 2017, 10:51:06 AM
 
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Not a problem, for our ideal system based on coaching, you can just leave it set to Coaches decision, or we can discuss whenever you need help.   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on April 27, 2017, 03:19:13 PM
*bump*
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 08, 2017, 09:25:19 AM

*bump*
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on May 09, 2017, 02:05:21 PM
I shall finalise my Pr shortly. Am I within budget?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 09, 2017, 08:05:20 PM
 
 
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The secretary told me yes, 1.25MM in salary cap and 7MM in PR   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 21, 2017, 09:01:18 PM
PLEASE FINALIZE YOUR OFF-SEASON AND LOCK IN BEFORE JUNE SECOND
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on May 29, 2017, 05:38:49 PM
Lincoln Pride

Roster

QB: Carl Bloom, Marcus Lawrence, Odell Crocker III
RB: Jerry Jarvis, Willie Whitney, Herbert Temple
FB: Daniel Loveless
TE: Carlos Sauls, Bruce Miller
WR: Thomas Large, Michael Cox, Bertram Arnett, Brian Beckwith, Phillip Lugo
G: Hugh Ulrich, Roger Hardwick, George Folsom
T: Jesus Young, Mike Reeves
C: Philip Whitson, David Ayala
P: Christopher Scott
K: Anthony Bates
DT: Guillermo Good, James Hill, Josh Maple
DE: Duane Gore, Jeffrey Harlow
LB: Quinn Rodriguez, Ervin Edward, Henry German, Lucas Johnson    
CB: Theodore Schumacher, Dennis Nelson, Jerry Taylor, Donald McClintock
SS: Albert Eaton, Darnell Templeton
FS: Lanny Folse, Chris Robinson

Kick Return: Thomas Large (Michael Cox & Lanny Folse)
Punt Return: Michael Cox (Thomas Large & Lanny Folse)

Strategies, play-calling Etc. is to be determined by my coaching staff

PR Campaigns

Carl Bloom (4MM Total)

250k – Bloom With a View – Series of short videos with Carl Bloom exploring sights of Lincoln and talking about his college career and his aims and goals for the future as Part of the Pride.

500k – Click, Click, Bloom! – (TV Advert / Hype Video) To capitalise on the hype of Lincoln signing THE big name in the HIFL Draft, we see a grinning Carl arriving at an event and the paparazzi camera surround him and flashbulbs erupt around him. As they continue to flash, the light appears to get brighter until there is a huge explosion of light… when it clears; Carl is standing there grinning as the narrator speaks…

“Introducing the one they all wanted but only one could have… Carl Bloom…”

500k – Bloom Goes the Dynamite – A series of old prospectors are trying to make their way through a rock slide when they come across an impassable wall… They look confused until Carl Bloom appears behind them and tells them to step aside. He grips onto a football and launches it at the rocks and they erupt on impact to demonstrate the power of Mr Bloom. It clears, he smiles and the tagline ‘Bloom Goes the Dynamite’ appears.

500k – Lincoln in Bloom – (Hype Video) A couple of people drive through the city of Lincoln and look around. They talk to each other and marvel on the quality of the city. They marvel at the location and point out that something new and fresh is happening with the city. They point out that something good is happening in Lincoln…

As they drive away from the city smiling and nodding, they pass a billboard at features Carl in action with the tagline…

Lincoln – A City Now in Bloom

750k – Pride of the Pride – A video showing a rocket of a ball flying through the air with a flaming trail behind it. A nervous receiver is just about to catch it when everything pauses. It then goes into reverse quickly and across the whole city with commentary from Bloom’s college career highlights as it appears to be travelling for miles and finally it reverses into the hands of a smiling Carl Bloom. The tagline “Pride of the Pride” appears on the screen.

1.5million – A full range of merchandise will be available for Carl with action figures, clothing and stationery. The idea being that with his look, ability and taglines, Carl can be a huge franchise player. He will be a merchandise machine and will lead to further sponsorship for him.

James Hill (2MM Total)

500k – James Hill merchandise – to tie in with the two ad campaigns (see below) – relatable James Hill merchandise will be released with the associated taglines (see below again)

750k – Hill or High Water – An ad campaign with James Hill overcoming everything to achieve his primary aim. It shows him working out intensely and talking about his motivation and drive. He talks about the hard times, the good times and the lean times. He talks about remaining as a constant in Lincoln and how it’s where he feels at home and that he will always endeavour to be the best… come Hill or high water

750k – King of the Hill – A big budget ‘Game of Thrones’ style advert with a series of men in medieval garb snarling at one fixed area before charging en-masse to one fixed point. They battle their way up a hill towards the top where a gargantuan man stands alone and defends himself boldly throwing his assailants aside until the mound he stands on is in fact his fallen foes.

“The King of the Hill” James Hill

Jeffrey Harlow (2MM Total)

250k – Harl-e-Quinn – A set of comedy short videos featuring James Harlow and Quinn Rodriguez on their road trips to away matches. It gives an insight into the locker-room banter between them and other players as well as allowing the viewer to see the bond between the players.

500k – Hardcore Harlow – Jeffrey displays his toughness in a series of short web-based films by taking part in various (risk-free) stunts to test his toughness.

500k – Half-time Harlow – A Half-Time game where lucky contestants play for a cash prize through the season by trying to get past a series of obstacles to block their path. The difficulty will be high to emphasise the quality of Jeffrey’s defensive prowess.

750k – The Immovable Force – A commercial package showing the raw unstoppable force of Jeffrey and how nothing gets past him. He is displayed like a juggernaut past various landmarks in Nebraska and just brushing everything aside.

Quinn Rodriguez (2MM Total)

250k – Harl-e-Quinn – A set of comedy short videos featuring James Harlow and Quinn Rodriguez on their road trips to away matches. It gives an insight into the locker-room banter between them and other players as well as allowing the viewer to see the bond between the players.

250k – Q & A with Q & E - A competition that will see ten lucky participants being able to take part in a Q & A session at a luxury resort over a game free weekend where the winners will be able to take part in a question and answer session with the two best defensive players in Lincoln. Quinn Rodriguez and Ervin Edward will be in attendance as part of the prize.

250k – Rodri-Guessing Games – A series of short games where Quinn has team-mates names stuck to his head and he has to guess who it is.

250k – Twin Rodriguez – A reward plan where any Twins born in the Lincoln area during the regular season will receive season tickets for them and their family until they are 16 years old as well as shirts with Quinn’s name on.

500k – The Quinn Rodriguez Foundation – a scholarship programme for underprivileged children to help them improve their education and go on to improve their lives. Not only will it offer scholarships, but it will also help struggling young people with jobs and helping them by using local businesses.

500k - The Mighty Quinn – A Kaiju style advert where a giant monster rampages through a city and destroys everything in sight. Quinn appears, grows significantly bigger and stops the monster from passing to save the city. Quinn folds his arms as the scene ends with the logo in kanji script with the words translated beneath stating ‘The Mighty Quinn – None Shall Pass’




Ervin Edward (2MM Total)

250k – Q & A with Q & E - A competition that will see ten lucky participants being able to take part in a Q & A session at a luxury resort over a game free weekend where the winners will be able to take part in a question and answer session with the two best defensive players in Lincoln. Quinn Rodriguez and Ervin Edward will be in attendance as part of the prize.

500k – “Two E’sy” – A Television commercial featuring Ervin showcasing his defensive capabilities and what made him the most successful player of Lincoln last season. Every challenge he swats away with ease before brushing off his shoulders, smiling at the camera and nodding to say… “Too Easy…” which appears on the screen before the words change to form quite simply two E’s that then help to spell out ‘Ervin Edward’

500k – ‘No Way Through’ – A series of video packages online and accompanying billboard adverts that show Ervin Edward being an immovable object to anything and everything. The first show him as a nightclub bouncer stopping people before the magnitude of the stoppages increase until a mock-up of Tiananmen Square with Ervin stopping the tank. Only this time it doesn’t pass and Ervin stands tall. In each package, Ervin is wearing his personally branded merchandise.

750k – “E2” – A range of clothing dedicated solely to Ervin ‘Double E’ Edward. Shirts, t-shirts, hats and lots more will be on offer all endorsed by and promoting the Pride’s Defensive Player of last season.


Theodore Schumacher (2MM Total)

250k – Teddy Time – 4 selected home matches will gift a ‘Schumacher’ Jersey clad Teddy Bear to every child in attendance. The Teddy Bears will be available for all others fans to purchase throughout the season with a small proportion of all profits going to a local children’s charity.

250k – Mach-Daddy – One selected match will be dedicated to fathers with each father in attendance receiving a free beer in a commemorative ‘Mach-Daddy’ Beer Stein.

500k – Lincoln Towers - series of adverts across multiple media platforms showcasing Dennis Nelson and Teddy Schumacher towering above all others in the HIFL as the two best Cornerbacks in Football. They appear bronzed like statues and are being worshipped by numerous people who change in dress and appearance to reflect they are in clothes from different places both in location and time. The motto ‘Better than best, towering over the rest…’ is attached to all of the pieces.

500k – “Mach 10” – A Television Advert emphasising the speed of Schumacher and the frightening pace he has to cover the pitch. The advert starts by displaying aircraft and fighter jets achieving an increasing rate of speeds until finally at Mach 10 the see a blur until that blur comes to a stop and we see Theodore Schumacher eyeballing the camera. The tagline then scrolls across the screen. “You’ve just reached… Mach 10.”

500k – The Shoe Maker – A competition to design custom footwear that will be worn by some the players through the season and the winner will also be given to the competition winner.

Jesus Young (1.5MM Total)

500k – Young Gun – A video package showcasing one of the hottest new players in the Pride Franchise. An interview with him will delve into his personal motivation and his goals with the Pride.

500k – Start them Young with Jesus Young – a community drive where Jesus will get young people started and interested in little leagues across Nebraska. His name will be associated with the drive and will be invested in with him in mind.

500k – Jesus Walks with Me – We see one of Lincoln’s Quarterbacks (Marcus Lawrence) in action and an unseen figure is taking out threats left, right and centre. Upon a touchdown the Quarterback celebrates and looks to the heavens and says “Thank you Jesus”… Suddenly, Jesus Young walks up and pats him on the back. Smiles at him and says “No Problem”

Dennis Nelson (1.5MM Total)

500k – Lincoln Towers - A series of adverts across multiple media platforms showcasing Dennis Nelson and Teddy Schumacher towering above all others in the HIFL as the two best Cornerbacks in Football. They appear bronzed like statues and are being worshipped by numerous people who change in dress and appearance to reflect they are in clothes from different places both in location and time. The motto ‘Better than best, towering over the rest…’ is attached to all of the pieces.

500k – Knowing Nelson – A series of films interviewing Dennis Nelson and chronicling his rise from prospect to his status to one of the hottest free agents in the HIFL who has signed with Lincoln Pride. Across the interviews we will find out what makes him truly tick as well as showcasing his strengths.

250k – Dinner with Dennis – One lucky competition winner will win dinner and a night with Dennis Nelson to spend with one of the exciting new signing in the HIFL.

250k – ‘Nels Bells’ - For one match, fans will all be issued bells with Dennis Nelson’s shirt number on it. They will ring the bell for every touchdown or positive play for the team to truly get behind the team.

Guillermo Good (1MM Total)

500k – Gilly be Good – A video package highlighting the skills of Guillermo to the music of ‘Johnny Be Good’. It will finish with Mr Good eyeballing the camera and thumping his chest with the motto – ‘Gilly be Good’

500k – Let the Good Times Roll – A Half Time Game where lucky fans play a giant version of Ten Pin Bowling where they are in a zorb ball aiming at ten pins. The weekly winner will receive a signed Guillermo Good shirt.

Duane Gore (1MM Total)

Double Television Advert Feature
500k – Duane Brings the Pain – A television package showcasing the pure athletic prowess of Gore. It shows his speed and strength but cuts out as he bears down on a faceless Quarterback…
500k – May Contain Scenes of Gore – The video packages will then pause and offer the viewer a chance to watch more with the warning that it may contains scenes of gore. Upon agreeing to watch, viewers are treated to a montage of all of the greatest tackles of Gore with slow-motion replays to show the impact of every collision.

Albert Eaton (1MM Total)

500k – Only Getting Better - A video package showcasing one of the best tacklers in the HIFL and how he intends to break boundaries and continue to improve.

250k – Eaton Mess – Desserts in the image of Albert will be on sale through the season to promote Albert.

250k – To echo the good work he did with this drive in the past, Albert will revisit local schools to encourage literacy and see how far the children have come since his previous visits two seasons ago.

Jerry Jarvis (0.5MM Total)

250k – Jerry Jerseys - A giant Jerry Jarvis football jersey will be unfurled prior to some games to be passed through the stadium in honour of the exciting rookie. The jersey will then be signed by the team and auctioned off at the end of the season with proceeds going to a charity of Jerry’s choice.

250k – Jerry Jarvis Piggy Banks – To appeal to the ‘Penny Pincher’ in all of you, piggy banks in the shape of Jarvis will be given to all fans at one selected game of the season.

Carlos Sauls (0.5MM Total)

250k - Big Cat Carlos advert campaign – Billboard adverts promoting the arrival of Carlos Sauls with his image blended with images of Lions and Tigers and telling you that the Apex Predator is in with the Pride.

250k – ‘Double Trouble’ – In conjunction with the project with Bruce Miller, Carlos and Bruce will be involved in a series of short internet vignettes promoting the pair of the best new Tight Ends in the HIFL. It will display the pair as being almost symbiotic with each other and working well in tandem with each other.

Bruce Miller (0.5MM Total)

250k – Killer Miller – A series of clips demonstrating the sheer power that Bruce has to offer.

250k – Double Trouble - In conjunction with the project with Carlos Sauls, Bruce and Carlos will be involved in a series of short internet vignettes promoting the pair of the best new Tight Ends in the HIFL. It will display the pair as being almost symbiotic with each other and working well in tandem with each other.


Michael Cox (0.25MM Total)

250k – Catch with Cox – a competition to allow one lucky winner to have a catching session with Michael Cox to learn from one of the best that Lincoln has to offer.

Bertram Arnett (0.25MM Total)

250k – ‘All About Arnett’ – a series of short films online that features interviews with Bertram throughout the season. He will draw comparisons to matches in the past and allow him to focus on his 12 years within the HIFL.



Mini Camp Training
Carl Bloom – QB – Arm Strength
Carlos Sauls – TE - Hands
Bruce Miller – TE – Endurance / Conditioning
Henry German – LB – Tackling
Lucas Johnson – LB - Tackling
Darnell Templeton – SS - Speed

Captains
Offensive – Carl Bloom
Defensive – James Hill
Alternate Offensive 1 – Jesus Young
Alternate Offensive 2 – Thomas Large
Alternate Defensive 1 – Jeffrey Harlow
Alternate Defensive 2 – Duane Gore

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on May 30, 2017, 10:59:12 PM
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Here is our teams report coming out of training camp sir.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2017, 12:05:24 AM
THE MEDIA GATHERS TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR OFF-SEASON AND TRAINING CAMP
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 04, 2017, 11:12:19 AM
Greetings everybody.

I took over a team in the off-season that didn't truly have an identity. There was talk of me being crazy for trading away what was perceived to be assets to the franchise that had yet to deliver on a grand scale. I wanted a blank canvas and I created just that. Using trades to bring in the most exciting prospect as a Quarterback as well as a number of other talented young players as well as going big in the free agency market and getting my three primary targets to enable me to build a franchise that has surprised many in their pre-season preparations.

It wouldn't be possible without the sterling coaching team that is a mixture of existing talent as well as individuals I have brought in with the already stellar staff that Lincoln had to order.

I have been working with various people to ensure that this isn't just a season of transition, but is one that Lincoln is viewed as a real threat and can continue to be the Pride of Nebraska.

Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2017, 12:21:07 PM
"Fans have praised your signings of Jeffrey Harlow and Dennis Nelson, while others point to your retention of Theodore Schumacher as a wise choice, would you say you're more focused on youth on offense and established talent on defense?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 05, 2017, 12:28:43 PM
Oh I'd agree fully with that notion. I like to think I have built a solid, dependable and experienced back line and am allowing the attack to display energy and excitement that comes with youth.

That's not to say that young players won't be learning from that established backline as to immerse yourself in the talent that has been brought in, you are going to learn and develop
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2017, 09:36:26 PM
"What do you predict your record to be at the end of this season?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 12:45:24 AM
Lincoln finished 8-8 last season. I want to see that turned into a positive figure so I'll predict 11-5
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 08:58:28 AM
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Setting the bar high, but I like it, lets make it happen.    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 08:59:58 AM
How are things looking? Is morale high? What's the general vibe of the locker room? Do I have any pressing matters at hand?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 09:05:09 AM
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Everyone is excited to get started, morale is very good and there are no major conflicts going on, so we're all good right now.    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 09:09:17 AM
Happy days! If you need anything my door is open for you buddy.

Right now I'd like to talk to my franchise player...

Carl Bloom!

Mr Bloom! I gather you were a fan of the Pr I set up for you and I hope you are settling into life here well
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 02:06:36 PM
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Yeah man, I loved the exposure I got in the off-season, it was pretty rad to go around and have people recognizing me already and wanting pictures and autographs.. I'm feeling really welcome here in Lincoln already.    
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 02:19:20 PM
It's good to have you here dude. Me trading up the draft to get you was one of my proudest draft moments. I'm hoping you can truly set a standard here in Lincoln and create a legacy.

If you need a chat just hit me up buddy. Unless you have anything to say now...

If not...



Jerry Jarvis please.

Jerry, we got off on the wrong foot when you first came here. I just wanted to make sure that you are getting on ok and that you enjoyed the pr
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 02:41:08 PM
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  Yo GM PP, I can dig your sense of humor and that idea about my giant jersey floating through the crowd is pretty dope, always thought the Soccer dudes had a good thing goin' with all the big crowd interactions, I can did it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 03:12:31 PM
Glad you enjoy it man. Just make sure that fire and drive you have makes it out onto the field.

Now Kiara... is there anyone who has a pressing issue that requires my attention or does anybody have a desire to speak to me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 03:17:33 PM
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At this time, no sir.  Is there anyone you would like to speak with?
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 04:11:24 PM
I'd like to speak to Chang Li if possible please.

Mr Li. As scouting director, I'd like to hear your plans, wants and needs for the upcoming season
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 04:27:05 PM
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Well, I will be scouting whoever you direct me to watch.  Currently the league hasn't produced much in the way of a players list, but we could also go out and scout a team's offense or defense if there was one that piqued your interest.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 04:28:37 PM
Would that cost me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 04:30:54 PM
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Yes sir, the new scouting information can be found right here. (http://espnsportssims.net/index.php?topic=1155.msg84452#msg84452)
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 06, 2017, 05:42:23 PM
Top work thank you.

If you have any suggestions or plans, let me know.

Coaches (collective) do you see any weaknesses in the team going into the first week that I should be concerned with?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 09:17:17 PM
NONE OF THE COACHES OFFER AN ISSUE OR WEAKNESS TO BE CONCERNED WITH
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 08, 2017, 04:59:08 PM
Boys. I leave the tactics in your capable hands.

Let's lock in
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 13, 2017, 10:09:35 AM
PRE-SEASON

1. What did you gather from your preseason games?

I gathered exactly what I expected to see. An exciting young attacking team that picked up 2 wins and more importantly showed heart to stop an impressive Orlando fightback and the creativity to score a 99yard touchdown.

2. How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?

It's a crapshoot really. It just allows you to see what you are working with and what I have is very exciting for me.

3. With the start of the season finally here, what do you expect from your players in week one?

I expect them to go out there with an expectation to raise the bar for Lincoln, raise eyebrows of our critics and raise their arms in victory when all is said and done
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 13, 2017, 05:03:57 PM
"Youre team put up a staggering 74 points over the two pre-season games, do you believe that is a pace you can maintain, or do you want fans to temper their expectations once teams begin to play a more 'serious' brand of football?"
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 13, 2017, 05:34:11 PM
We all are more than aware that pre-season games are only a rough indication of things to come but I like our free scoring way of playing. Look at how the Orlando game went down. We shipped 34 points... and scored 35...

I have hopes of two primary goals here in Lincoln. 1. Score more than the other team. 2. Play with everything you have got to ensure that the fans go away feeling that they have got value for money from coming to a Lincoln game
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2017, 11:41:12 AM
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Your media relations are very good, and as a result the fan base is very happy with you already, now lets get out there and get our first win of the season.    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 14, 2017, 12:45:18 PM
That's good to hear! Congratulations to you and your coaching team for the 2 wins.

What positives and negatives can we take away from the games after wise? Who shone? Did anybody disappoint?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2017, 02:06:49 PM
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The only real negatives was our passing defense, but I don't think its a problem, we have a ton of talent and our guys are going to cause fits back there... a plus to that same extent was only giving up 2 catches and 36 yards to Hodge, unfortunately the two catches were touchdowns.. I was very impressed with Bloom and his willingness to spread the ball around.  Cox, Large, and Arnett all had TDs in that first game and Sauls got some good targets as well, that's a great thing to see.  Good to see him not get locked onto one receiver.   
   
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 16, 2017, 04:55:11 AM
That's great to hear. You and your team are doing an amazing job.

If there's nothing else can I speak to Jerry Jarvis please?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 16, 2017, 10:26:03 AM
 
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Wazzup?!    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 16, 2017, 06:07:14 PM
99 yard touchdown! Congratulations my friend! How did it feel
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 16, 2017, 06:09:59 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Jerry_Jarvis.jpg)

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Man, it was MONEY!!!    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 18, 2017, 12:16:56 PM
Amazing work. Performances like that week in week out will make me rethink finances for you down the road. Do you need anything?

Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2017, 03:41:57 PM
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Na boss man, just need the ball... ready to get to work!    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 20, 2017, 04:08:06 AM
Keep it up my man.

Does anybody else want to come and see me?
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2017, 11:00:37 AM
 
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Not that I know of dude, we're ready to get to work.    
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 20, 2017, 12:11:19 PM
Ok then... thanks for your time

Coaches!

I leave the technical stuff to you...

Lock in
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: GM Adam Wrong on June 22, 2017, 06:07:27 PM
WEEK 1

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
What an amazing opening week. Quality going forward, dynamite at the back. A mixture of youthful exuberance and experience

2. What did you make of your teams performance, despite the final outcome of the game?
Absolute quality through and through. We showed real signs of talent and intent for this division.

3. Are there any major changes you see yourself making this week?
if it ain't broke... my coaches are highly skilled and I very much doubt changes.

4. Talk to us about your match up this week.  How do you feel your offense and defense match up?  What will be the key to victory?
We get on the road again and battle the rhinos who were humbled week 1 by the Mermen. I hear they may be dipping into the trade pool already so i expect to see a much changed unit and a suffer challenge than what they gave Long Beach last week.
Title: Re: TEAM : LINCOLN PRIDE
Post by: Talon on June 2