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Title: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2015, 12:31:16 PM

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Team Information
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Conference:  Eastern
Division: South
Team Owner: Barbara Barracuda
Team Secretary: Xenia Watson
Team Stadium: Warriors Colosseum

Official Colors:

Garnet (#782F40)
Gold (#CEB888)

Team History:
The Atlanta Warriors are an expansion franchise in Season 6 of the HIFL.  Founded by owner Maximus Crowe a former prize fighter who has used his winnings to start a football franchise, the team looks to pride itself on tough football with tougher players.

Season 6: 10-6-0 [GM Rebel]
Season 7: 6-10-0 [GM Rebel]
Season 8: 4-12-0 [GM Rebel]
Season 9: 1-15-0 [GM Rebel]
Season 10: 4-12-0 [GM Lucas]
Season 11: 7-9-0 [GM Lucas]

Playoff Appearances:
Season 6: (Conference Semi Finals)






RETIRED NUMBERS:
None
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2015, 01:28:53 PM
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My name is Maximus Decimus Crowe, 3 time light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting League, 5 time Light-heavyweight champion of Proud Fighting, and now owner of the Atlanta Warriors.

In Atlanta, we are looking to bread Warriors, like the great Tribe of the Creek who once scouted these lands, we are looking to build a force of brave men looking to find their glory through their strengths.

...Are you prepared to wear the head dress and be the leader of this tribe?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2015, 01:30:17 PM
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Hello, my name is Xenia Watson, I am the secretary here in Atlanta.  If you are interested in applying for the General Manager position here in Atlanta, please post your application and any other comments here.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: TyTy on March 15, 2015, 02:13:59 AM
My name is TyTy. Former professional fighter, proud Cree Indian Warrior.

I'm here to apply to be general manager
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 15, 2015, 12:14:44 PM
"Mr. Crowe,

My name is GM Rebel and I'm interested in applying to be Atlanta's first general manager.  I'm a Southern man, born and bred, and looking forward to the opportunity to put Atlanta on the map here in the HIFL.

I have several years experience at the GM level and have a championship under my belt in another sport.  My abrupt resignation with Oakland was tough for me to swallow, but I think I left the Silverbacks in pretty good shape with an above average draft and the cupboard stocked for many more successful seasons.

I'm looking to get back in to the HIFL and I think Atlanta is the prime spot for me."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2015, 07:47:45 PM
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GM TyTy, GM Rebel... thank you both for your interest here in Atlanta.

GM Rebel, your championship winning resume is something to be proud of.


Let me ask each of you a question, if we were to possess the first pick in either the expansion or amateur draft and your scouting reports revealed the top players at every position, which do you feel you would take first overall to be a cornerstone here in Atlanta?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 15, 2015, 07:55:11 PM
"If you want to be a dominating HIFL team - it starts with two positions: LT and NT. I want guys in the trenches with their hands in the dirt that are going to battle all game long. The very first draft pick in the HIFL a was mine and I took a LT to solidify the offensive line. I'd look to do the same here in Atlanta."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2015, 08:08:43 PM
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Linemen are true gladiators of the field, I like your point of view there GM Rebel.

Let me ask you a second question then while GM TyTy thinks of his response... What style of offense and defense would you like to build this team around?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 15, 2015, 08:52:54 PM
"The only Warrior way.  We're going to stand man-to-man and beat the man across the line of scrimmage ten-yards back.  A big offensive line, smash mouth football.  This newfangled fancy spread offense is nothing but a gimmick.  Warriors don't run around people - they run through them."

"Defensively, we'd run an agressive 3-4.  A space-eating nose tackle and some big defensive ends to hold up against the run.  Attacking OLB's that can get to the quarterback."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2015, 09:08:20 PM
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GM Rebel, you have not only ran through this interview, you have ran through your opposition... You are the man for this team, Welcome to the Warriors.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 05:58:43 PM
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GM Rebel, I know you are currently on vacation, but if you are interested in getting an early start on interviewing potential coaching candidates, I have attached a list of who we expect to be available once the off-season begins. 

Feel free to place some calls and feel some coaches out.  We will not be allowed to extend offers until the offseason, but it may be good to establish some rapport with them before the APL, or other GM's have a chance to get to know them.  Please mind that the names highlighted in grey are currently under contract and will not be accepting phone calls.   

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 15, 2015, 09:31:45 PM
"Thanks for your hard work - this list is invaluable, Xenia.  Get me Tom Jiszefski, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 09:35:03 PM
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Hello, this is Coach Jiszefski, but you can just call me Coach J...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 15, 2015, 09:37:24 PM
"Coach J it is.  You look familiar.  You didn't just win a National Championship in another sport did you?  Otherwise, that handsome devil looks identical to you!"

"Give me a little background on yourself, Coach J.  What kind of team do you see yourself leading in the HIFL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 10:00:46 PM
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Mr. Rebel, let me tell you, when I took over the program at Duke it was in shambles.  Duke football was a total laughing stock and I had to work hard to build a foundation for success. We did that by winning the ACC two years ago and finishing second in the ACC last year because of UNC's Wilkinson kid on defense.   We won our last 4 bowl games in a row and only allowed a combined 55 points in those games.  I like limiting the opposition to make the most out of our offensive capabilities.

I believe success starts on the defensive side of the ball with veteran talent.  You can bring in young fast freshmen, or rookies to make plays on offense, but on defense you need seasoned veterans who know the game and are ability to be physical. 

I am a fan of a traditional offense that runs the ball a little more than it passes, depending on my quarterback, but on defense I believe in a very strong 4-3 base defense.  Strong defensive line with quality pass rushers across the board, and maybe even an extra one to rotate in, depth is the name of the game.  Solid corner play and a great middle linebacker are also key.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 15, 2015, 10:05:35 PM
"It pains me, coach, to have to ask this because I'm a little afraid of your response but I've got to at least toss it out there.  I'm a diehard believer in the 3-4 and the pressure that it brings.  I've seen some incredible coaches change to adapt there personnel this season for the first time - do you have any experience running a 3-4 defense?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 10:44:18 PM
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If we draft and sign the right players to build a team that can rush the passer, and play solid defense on the perimeter then I think I could make it work, get me a solid 3-4 coordinator and give me time to make the adjustments I need to make and I believe I will be fine, since i do believe I saw you at plenty of Duke games over the years.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 15, 2015, 10:49:02 PM
"You caught me, coach.  I bleed royal blue.  I'm a huge fan of the Duke program and I'm well aware that it's success on the gridiron is directly tied to you.  I'm looking for a defensive minded team and I'm confident that you'd bring that to us."

"A couple more things: offensively, give me specifics.  What type of system do you think you'd like to run in the HIFL?  What do you look for in your skill positions."

"Secondly - have your eyes on any coordinators out there to help make the transition to the HIFL a little smoother?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2015, 11:13:10 PM
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Being in Durham, I never got the top pick of speedy talents, so I am fine working with sure handed skill position players who lack elite speed.  At running back I like a bruiser, a guy kind of like Dan Rhodes over in Oakland.  A guy who can fight for the short yards and make guys miss when he needs to.  I don't need a pass catcher out of the backfield, I prefer a tight end for that job.   I've worked with mobile QB's and also had traditional pocket passers, so I can handle either, but if we find a developed dual threat, I'd be happy to watch him run our system.

As far as coordinators though, I'd like a veteran on offense, but would love to help develop the skills of a young DC. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 16, 2015, 04:40:38 PM
"Coach J, we can't make offers at the time, but let me be clear, I'm confident I know who the first coach of the Atlanta Warriors is going to be.  I know you have to make your rounds and interview with teams but keep us in mind as the moratorium is lifted and we'll see if we can come to a deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 16, 2015, 06:17:13 PM
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I do have a question for you before I go, Mr. Rebel.

I have spent a lot of time as the final decision maker during my time at Duke, if I sign on to be a head coach, I would really like some input on first and second round draft picks.  Would you be willing to let me have some input on our top draft choices? 

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 16, 2015, 06:26:13 PM
"Why of course, Coach J. This is a partnership - we work together to find the very best players for this franchise. While, I will be honest, the final decision is mine - I will constantly be seeking your opinion in certain circumstances, which the draft being one of those circumstances."

"Does that answer your question?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 16, 2015, 06:31:23 PM
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Yes it does.  Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you when the offseason begins. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 01:19:29 PM
"Ken Graham, please."

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"Mr. Graham, we're in the process of looking for a defensive coordinator and your name is one that's interested us.  Can you give me a little background on your coaching history and what kind of defense you could see yourself running in the HIFL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 01:33:37 PM
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Whats up dude, here is a little taste of what I bring to the table as a DC bro. SPEED, STRENGTH, AND ATTITUDE!  They say I brought the "attitude era" to Auburn football, and man they weren't kidding bro.   I like speed from the Safeties to the Defensive Tackles, and we run WILD with exotic blitzes and confusion along the defensive front to really throw off the Quarterback... Bro, I'm telling you, offenses get into little hissy fits when my defense lines up with the right personnel.  QB's get their girdles in a bunch, bro. You get me speed and I'll get you the ball with a short field.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 01:37:16 PM
"Bro, love the energy.  Let's talk outside of football.  Tell me a few stories about the "Attitude Era" at Auburn.  I bet things got wild."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 01:41:05 PM
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I encourage my players to be aggressive, not just on the field, but in life!  Does it make them a little louder off the field, yeah it does, but it's because I breed Winners bro, winning on the field leads to winning in life, and winning in life makes you continue to breed winners, and at Auburn that is what is all about. 

Now don't get me wrong here bro, our attitude era wasn't a party era, we weren't doing things like the U in the 80s, I want my kids to be clean, but they have to have the swagger and the mouth of a warrior... which is funny, because this team is called the Warriors.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 01:43:13 PM
"I appreciate that, Mr. Graham.  That's the type of attitude that can win a lot of ball games.  We'll be in touch!"

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"Leonard Ryan, please."

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"Mr. Ryan - defensive coordinator.  What's your strengths and weaknesses as a coach?  I'm assuming with a name steeped in such history like Ryan, you've got to be a man that loves a good defense."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 01:50:26 PM
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I never really thought about coaching a defense son, but let me tell you what.  If I did, I'd make sure to make those boys be a MAN, Like me! 

I coached a pistol offense at O.K. State that worked a mobile quarterback into the run game and took shoots downfield early in the game.  Run on first down then letter fly later in the game, ya know what I'm sayin?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 01:55:15 PM
"I thought for sure you'd have some kind of defensive background.  But then again - I could have just read my notes wrong...... that couldn't be it."

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"Ted Collier, please."

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"Ted, what made you decide to make the jump to the HIFL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 01:59:03 PM
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Well, my brother and I both left the NFL about a year apart, and while he's still doing his "thing" at Michigan, I decided after a little time here at the University of Maryland it was time to stop thumping my little brother and give him a shot to win the Big 10, so I have decided a return to the pro game was in order.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 02:03:40 PM
"Hmm... what kind of defenses did you employ to stop his "thing" along the way?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 02:07:38 PM
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I have always been a fan of a hybrid system with depth that allows a 3-4 or 4-3 front depending on the situation.  4-3 in short yardage to stop the run, but a 3-4 on medium distances to really get after the QB with a strong blitz.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 02:09:17 PM
"With such an evolving defense - tell me about your defensive lineman.  What qualities and/or size are you looking for in your DL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 02:17:54 PM
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I have to have a DT big enough to play on his own at the nose tackle with the second DT being agile enough to rush the passer either as the second DT or a 3-4 DE.

My linebackers and DE's need to be big enough to play the run, but small enough to rush from the OLB spot without getting too fatigued.

Sometimes I looked for big linebackers coming out of high school or college, depending on my job, and I'd convert them to DE's, and other times I'd take undersized DE's and stand them up at OLB... it was more of a "case by case" situation really, but that's generally what I looked for.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 05:57:43 PM
"If you had to give me a percentage of how often you came with a blitz, what would that percentage be?  Do you want your CB's to play man or are you looking at a little more zone?"
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Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 06:30:40 PM
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I like physical corners who can play man coverage well as well as make tackles well.  When we run the 3-4 on 2nd and long or on 3rd down, I'd say I like to blitz about 60% of the time, where as with first down and on 2nd and short I'd rather dial it back to about 35%...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 17, 2015, 08:03:13 PM
"I'm impressed.  One more question - what do you think of coach Coach Jiszefski from Duke?"

"Also, anything you'd like to ask me?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 17, 2015, 09:59:15 PM
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Coach Jisz?  I've not seen him since Maryland left the ACC for the Big 10, but I respect the guy.  He's a hell of a coach.

...No questions from me Mr. Rebel, I'm just hoping to make the right decision and bring me on board.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 19, 2015, 03:14:14 PM
"I'm thoroughly impressed, Mr. Collier.  Some of these guys interviewing get flustered or you have GM's who get flustered - but you?  Even keeled.  I appreciate that in my coaches.  I'm in the business of winning football games."

"This may be a long shot, but have you ever thought about coaching with your brother?  Do you know if he'd be curious about making the jump in to the pros?  I'm assuming he'd have some kind of buyout.  Is that something that might interest you?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 19, 2015, 03:47:51 PM
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My brother Todd is pretty happy at Michigan, he's got total control and a huge pay day, I don't think buying him out would be cost effective at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 19, 2015, 03:48:57 PM
"Hey, it was worth a shot, Mr. Collier.  Thanks for meeting with me.  You can be rest assured you'll be one of my first calls when the time comes."
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Post by: Talon on April 19, 2015, 04:10:06 PM
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I look forward to hearing from you.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 01:05:40 AM
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THE MEDIA AWAITS YOUR INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS...
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 13, 2015, 09:01:24 AM
"First of all, let me begin by saying it's a pleasure to be a part of the Atlanta Warriors.  I'd like to thank Mr. Crowe for having faith in me to get this program operating in the right direction.

I'd like to take the time to announce that we have signed coach Tom Jiszefski to serve as Atlanta's very first head coach.  I have the utmost confidence in Coach J to lead this franchise and will bring about a toughness that the Warrior's will be known for. 

We're ready to get rolling.  I'll take questions if there are any for me."
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Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 08:17:43 PM
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What lead you to sign Coach Jiszefski over other coaches on the market, or even pursuing coaches of current playoff contenders?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 13, 2015, 08:57:28 PM
"Well, truthfully, coach J impressed us from the beginning.  We were looking for a steady hand to guide this franchise.  We didn't want someone overly emotional but someone who has been in the trenches before and could wade through the difficult transition of launching a franchise.

We also appreciated coach J's ability to adapt his scheme to fit the personnel of our roster.  There isn't one way to skin a cat and coach J understands that."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 09:11:13 PM
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What position on offense and defense do you value most, and why?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 13, 2015, 09:18:28 PM
"On offense, we're certainly going to be in the market for a quarterback that can lead this franchise.  However, I think the most important position is the LT.  We want a guy who can make sure our QB's stay clean and open up running lanes for our running back.  We want hogs up front - warriors.  Guys who are going to put his hand in the dirt and run over that guy lined up in front of him."

"On defense, we want a nose tackle that's going to clog up the lane. A guy that is going to put his head down and eat up blockers and let our linebackers fly around the field and hit some people.  It's a selfless position - sometimes you trade individual statistics for team success.  But that NT up front controls what we want to do on defense and is our most vital position."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 09:23:16 PM
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After your short tenure in Oakland ended with resignation, what do you have to say to potential Atlanta fans who may be cautious to support a team with a GM who is already on his second job in as many seasons?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 13, 2015, 09:29:14 PM
"Well, I can't blame them.  There were things going on in my personal life that hindered me from doing my job effectively.  Rather than give a halfhearted effort, I believed it in the best interest for Oakland fans if I stepped aside and GM TJ's done a tremendous job building that team."

"However, I'd like to point out the job that I did in such a short time building that roster.  If you look back at my first and only draft in the HIFL, almost all of those guys are contributing in big ways for the Silverbacks - guys like Christopher Allen and George Britt.  Franchise building blocks."

"I hope my resume, both in a brief stint in the HIFL and my FBL championship, speaks for itself and fans will see that we're going to put together a franchise that Atlanta can be proud of.  This is blue collar town - we're going to put our hardhats, dig our fingers in the dirt and run through the guy in front of us."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 09:34:25 PM
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Good work with the team's first press conference Mr. Rebel. 

I'm going to be at home preparing for the start of our first season, I'll be back once teams start gearing up for the draft, I'm looking forward to seeing who you bring in as coordinators.  See you on Draft Day!

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 13, 2015, 09:39:42 PM
"Thanks coach."

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"Ted Collier, please."

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"Coach Collier - last time we spoke, I mentioned you'd be one of my first calls when we could begin negotiations.  We've got Coach J under contract as head coach and I'd love to see you lead our defense.  Are you still interested?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 09:45:22 PM
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I would be interested in hearing an offer, but I do have other teams I have interviewed with, so I would not be willing to commit just yet.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 13, 2015, 09:47:58 PM
GM REBEL SLIDES A PIECE OF PAPER ACROSS THE TABLE IN AN EFFORT TO POSSIBLY KEEP NOSEY GM'S FROM HEARING HIS OFFER.

"I understand your not wanting to commit right away - you have every right to interview with other franchises.  I think you'll find our offer to be agreeable when the dust settles - what do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 13, 2015, 10:12:52 PM

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Thank you Mr. Rebel, I'll let you know my decision shortly, I'll give you a timeline asap.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 08:40:29 PM
"Thanks Mr. Collier - I appreciate you hearing our offer and confident you're the kind of coach to lead our defense here in Atlanta."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 08:48:37 PM
"Could I please speak with Ron Jackson regarding our OC position?"

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"Hello, Ron - thanks for meeting with me.  We're in the market for an offensive coordinator and I'm a big fan of your work.  The Warriors are in the market for somebody who is going to help craft our mammoth OL up front and then ram the ball down the opponents throat.  Do you think that would be something that would fit well with your philosophy?"

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 08:49:56 PM
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Son, that is my specialty. You're speaking my language
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 08:51:33 PM
"You don't say?"

"The term warrior isn't just our moniker - it's going to be our identity.  We're going to line-up a bunch of behemoth's and pound these our franchises in to submission."

"If you could pick an ideal QB and RB currently in the league to fit your offense, who would they be?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 08:56:58 PM
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As a tandem?  I'd say I'd love to pair Michael May with Jose Mackey.

Individually, I'd say Crawford at QB and Robles at RB just for the versatility.

Now if we are going "off the radar" I think Kenneth Benjamin has the potential to be a stud, and a younger QB like Caleb Smoak is a keeper.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 08:59:03 PM
"Just trying to get a feel for the type of guys you'd like to see plugged in to your offense."

"What would be your run/pass splits if you were to call the plays here?  Have you had the pleasure of meeting coach J before?  Could you see yourself running in to any problems working with him?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 09:04:04 PM
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It depends on my QB, if we have a good one I am fine running about 60% of the time but if I have one who needs to be protected, then I'd run it around 65-70% of the time..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 09:05:54 PM
"And your thoughts on coach Jiszefski?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 09:07:23 PM
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I don't know him personally.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 09:09:03 PM
"I don't think that's going to be much of a problem.  I think you've got the right mindset to run our offense here... exactly what we're looking to implement here."

GM REBEL HANDS A CONTRACT WITH TERMS OVER TO COACH JACKSON.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 09:28:18 PM
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I'd be looking for a 1 year deal for about 75% more than that, since I am really wanting to be a head coach more than being a coordinator, but since you are wanting to run my scheme even before I arrived, I'd do 2 years.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 10:29:21 PM
"How about we get a little unorthodox? Two years but year number two is a mutual option - we both agree or the contract termites. $4m for the first season and we renogiate if the option is exercised."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 10:34:33 PM
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I like creative, but I'm still looking for at least $5MM.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 10:37:21 PM
"If I'm going to go that high - I need to convert that mutual option in to a team option.  Can we agree to that?  2 years, $5m - last year as a team option?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 10:43:42 PM
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I'll agree to that deal, that's money in the bank.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 15, 2015, 10:45:28 PM
"Welcome to Atlanta, coach."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2015, 10:47:16 PM
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We are going to get at 'em, I can't wait.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 16, 2015, 12:31:37 AM
"Thanks, coach."

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"Xenia, quick, get Steve Rosenhaus on the phone."

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"Mr. Rosenhaus - Jose Pruitt.  I've heard through the grapevine he's on the verge of making a return to the HIFL.  Any chance he'd be interested in joining Atlanta?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 16, 2015, 12:35:31 AM
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I don't think expansion teams can sign players yet.  ...besides, I hear the Premier League has SERIOUS hate for anyone who signs a player from them, some folks just get tunnel vision.   Jose is signing with Vegas for a record breaking contract.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 16, 2015, 12:37:12 AM
"You can't blame a guy for trying, right, Mr. Rosenhaus?  Pruitt's a heck-of-a talent.  It's a shame he'll just be shuffled later under GM Metro.  Thanks for returning my call, Steve."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 16, 2015, 12:38:09 AM
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My pleasure Reb, I'm sure we'll be talking soon.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2015, 01:24:36 PM
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After further considerations GM Rebel, I accept your offer to become DC here in Atlanta.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2015, 04:46:47 PM
"Perfect.  Welcome to Atlanta, coach."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2015, 05:10:38 PM
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I look forward to being a Warrior for life..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
"Xenia, I think we're pretty much done for the time being other than scouting which can be done via e-mail even after we've locked in, correct?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2015, 07:44:07 PM
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That is correct Mr. Rebel.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 24, 2015, 10:11:09 PM
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I'm going to go ahead and lock the doors sir, we'll get back to business after the break. Enjoy your time off.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 29, 2015, 10:39:40 PM
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GM Rebel welcome back to the HIFL.

We will not hear anything on the free agency front until after the first day of free agency passes by, but once we know something the agents will contact you.

Remember, we have 135MM in salary and are projected right now to have 25.5MM in PR with our Coaches under contract...

Enjoy the off-season.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2015, 12:04:01 AM
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Hello sir, Mr. Lawson, Chandler, Berry, and Bishop are all now members of the Warriors once we submit the paperwork!
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 01:37:10 PM
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Are we finished with exclusive rights free agency sir?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 05, 2015, 05:47:35 PM
Yes, we're done.  Can you get me coach J on the line real quick?

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Coach J - the league has graciously allowed another coaching role to open up.  Do you have any contacts at the college level that might work for us here in Atlanta?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 07:58:18 PM
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Actually I do.. Jason J Fredrick.  He was one of my best players in college.  College Hall of Famer at QB, just didn't really transition to the pros. He'd be a great offensive assistant.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 05, 2015, 08:00:50 PM
"Great.  Xenia, can you setup a meeting with Mr. Frederick, please?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 08:11:22 PM
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Hello Mr. Rebel.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 05, 2015, 08:12:27 PM
**TRIES NOT TO HAVE A FANBOY MOMENT**

Mr. Frederick, you come highly recommended by coach J as someone who might be able to fill an offensive assistant spot on our staff.  Can you tell me a little more about yourself?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 08:20:08 PM
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Well sure, I started for 4 years at Duke and helped us have some of our best seasons as a pro.  I never got to make a start in the pros, but I did play a valuable role as a back up in L.A.

I'm now trying to cut my teeth in the coaching world with the plan to be an offensive coordinator one day.  I work well with QB's and their WR's on route concepts and helping them play well together, but I also work with the rest of the offense. I'm just trying to add what I can to the team I'm working for.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 05, 2015, 08:35:54 PM
"Tell me a little about your offensive philosophy?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2015, 09:12:10 PM
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I believe in a balanced yet powerful offense. We need a QB who can maneuver in the pocket but he doesn't have to scramble.  I think the Run game and the pass can complement each other.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 02:25:21 PM
"I think you could be an asset to our team.  I'm proposing an offensive assistant position - with a focus on QB/RB development.  Two years, $1.5m per season.  What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 02:29:03 PM
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Thats great! I'm in!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 02:34:06 PM
"Great."

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"Representation for Jermaine Howes, please."

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"What kind of contract are we looking at here for Jermaine?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 02:43:29 PM
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4 years and 7MM is our sticking point. We aren't signing for lower.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 02:47:18 PM
"Every good empire needs a top-of-the-line road grader.  No complaints here.  Deal."

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"Xenia, can you get us Carlos Gallaraga's agent, please? What kind of ballpark contact is Carlos is looking for?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 02:53:26 PM
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CarGa is looking for 3 years and 4.5 Million.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 02:54:25 PM
"Easy enough."

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"Marlon Crisp, next, please.  What are we looking at?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 02:56:00 PM
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2 years and 1 Million dollars.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 02:56:28 PM
"Done."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 03:26:06 PM
"Terrance Holcomb's representation, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 03:32:26 PM
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Holcomb-mania only has a few years left in the tank, so lets go 2 years, 5MM, and 500K in PR.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 03:33:28 PM
"I can go that high if the second year of the contract is a team option.  Otherwise, we'll go 2 years, $4mm w/ $500k PR."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 03:43:55 PM
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We'll take the option year.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 03:44:55 PM
"10/4. Welcome Terrance to the team for us."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 04:02:58 PM
"Representation for Charles Todd, please."

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"I believe the entire league is going to rue the day they passed on Charles Todd...repeatedly.  We're thrilled to have gotten him here.  What kind of contract are we looking at?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 04:28:46 PM
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How ya doin Reb?  We agree that Todd has been overlooked for too long, what do you have in mind for a deal?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 05:33:21 PM
"I'm thinking 5 years, $7m per season.  If Todd makes the Pro Bowl, we'll add an additional $3m to his salary in the subsequent years - for example if he makes the Pro Bowl in Season 6, his salary jumps to $10m for the remainder of his contract."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 05:36:54 PM
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Fugettaboutit!  That's a deal!
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 07, 2015, 05:38:46 PM
"Thanks!"

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"Representation for Mike London, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2015, 05:50:40 PM
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Mike is looking for 3MM for 2 years.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 08, 2015, 12:48:01 PM
"Agreed."

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"Jamal Seal's representation next, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 01:02:33 PM
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Well hello...

Jamaal is looking for 2 years 3.5MM

Wesley and David are both looking for 2 years 2MM.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 08, 2015, 05:34:07 PM
"Deal?"

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"Roger Miller's peeps, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 06:01:37 PM
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Miller and Castro are both my boys too...
1 year 2MM for Miller.
3 years 2MM for Castro.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 08, 2015, 06:07:10 PM
"Since we're going to be seeing a lot of each other with you representing all these guys - can we extend Miller's contract to 3 years, $3m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2015, 06:08:13 PM
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Certainly.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 09, 2015, 08:52:24 PM
"JTC, please."

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"JTC, we just drafted Bruce Thorton in the expansion draft.  I know he's been primarily a DT in the league up until this point, but we think he can be an absolute load from the DE position.  Does Bruce have any issues shifting to DE?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 09, 2015, 09:04:59 PM
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No, we'll give it a try. You will need to spend the 250K to switch his position permanently when you get to the pre-season lock in, or else he'll still be a DT and mess up your roster numbers.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 09, 2015, 09:06:33 PM
"Xenia, is that something I can go ahead and do now?"

"JTC, I appreciate Bruce's flexibility.  His size will really help hold up the run on the outside."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 09, 2015, 09:08:22 PM
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Since we dont have Season 5 PR we can do it now it will just come out of the S6 budget.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 10, 2015, 09:16:46 AM
"Thanks Xenia."

"Raul McDowell's agent, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 10, 2015, 11:28:53 AM
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Raul is looking for 2 years, 3.5MM and 1MM PR.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 10, 2015, 01:38:30 PM
"I've got no problem w/ the length and the PR.  Make it $2.5mm per season and it's a done deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 10, 2015, 02:40:56 PM
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No, we are comfortable at 3.5

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 10, 2015, 02:55:56 PM
"The we're going to have to make some concessions.  I'd be glad to go one of two ways:

4 years, $3.5m, $1m PR.
2 years, $3.5m, no PR.

If we're going to pay McDowell that high of a salary, I need some security in the deal, or we're going to need to reduce the amount of PR for a shorter deal.  I feel like a four year deal is what we're both going to need to get maximum exposure on Raul's PR."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 10, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
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Fine 4 years.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 15, 2015, 10:48:53 PM
"Thanks."

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"Jeffrey Hundley's representation, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 15, 2015, 10:55:24 PM
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You're in luck I am the man for you on a few fronts.

Jeffrey Hundley is looking for 4 years 1.5MM

and David Runya nis looking for 4 years 1.25MM

Allen Valentine is looking for 1 year 1 MM

...annnnnd that's it for me on your unsigned players.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 15, 2015, 10:57:32 PM
Done.

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What about Milford Sherrill's peeps?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 15, 2015, 11:02:10 PM
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Hey there GM Rebel, lets make this easy. 2 years 1.75 and we're golden.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 15, 2015, 11:04:28 PM
"I like gold."

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"Mark Taylor, he's a big man - who's lucky enough to have him signed?  Come on down!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 15, 2015, 11:09:29 PM
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GM Rebel, I actually represent the rest of your unsigned clients.... Is that boot on your foot?  Poor thing. Anyways, here we go.

Taylor is looking for 2 years 1MM

Mike Frye would like 3 years and 750K

Laurence Wimberly is looking for 2 years and 1MM

Roman Rodriguez will signed for 3 years 1.5MM

and Spencer McCants will signe for 2 years 1MM.

Whew, that was a mouthful.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 15, 2015, 11:12:23 PM
"It's a boot, alright. Want to come rub the dogs?"

"Deal."

--

"Xenia, we're on hold before we lock in for the draft, one quick question: check your e-mail."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 16, 2015, 04:49:22 PM
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As you know, I represent the dominant beast that is known as ....

Philip... Sanderson...

We are looking...

for... 4 years...


7.5MM.... and... 4.5..... PR!

Make it so.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 16, 2015, 05:08:11 PM
"Magical.  Let's get Sanderson on the first plane out here to introduce him to the Atlanta faithful.  Done deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 16, 2015, 05:09:20 PM
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He's on the way, have his big ole' 91 jersey ready for him.

Toodles!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 17, 2015, 04:43:11 PM
"Eli Harris, please. Let's talk Eugene Nash."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 05:49:42 PM
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3 years, 4.5MM and he's a Warrior.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 17, 2015, 06:19:24 PM
"Deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 17, 2015, 09:24:53 PM
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Good.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2015, 10:28:31 PM
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3 years and 2 Million dollars for Abrams buddy..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 21, 2015, 11:31:59 PM
"David, I'm having a pretty terrible week... but seeing Mr. Abrams sign on the dotted line makes things a little brighter.  Deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 21, 2015, 11:39:05 PM
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Hey Homie, we're looking at 1 year and 1MM for Matthew Grover.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 21, 2015, 11:40:15 PM
"Make it 2 years, and we've got a deal. I'll bump the salary to $1.5m"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 21, 2015, 11:44:20 PM
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Hmmm, you know what... I'll give you that one.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 22, 2015, 10:21:08 PM
"Deal."

---

"Anthony Campanelli in regards to Forrest Young, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 10:27:16 PM
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1 year and 750K
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 22, 2015, 10:30:03 PM
"Can we work a little magic here, AC?  I made a similar deal with Chris Allen last season- can we do a second year with a vesting option?  If Forrest ends up working his way to 500 yards, that second year becomes a player option.  We'll add an extra 250k to his salary and give him a chance to showcase what he's capable of in the preseason.  Does that work?

"2 years, $1m.  If Forrest reaches 500 yards this season, the second year will void and he'll become a free agent."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 10:32:10 PM
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Alright, we'll do that.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 22, 2015, 10:34:30 PM
"That's why you're the best."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2015, 10:37:22 PM
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Fuggedaboutit!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 25, 2015, 08:56:23 AM
"Edgar Reinhart's representation, please..."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2015, 10:46:53 AM
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1 year 500K
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 28, 2015, 08:44:22 PM
"Done!"

--

"Xenia, can you tell me how many open roster positions we currently have?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 29, 2015, 12:05:08 PM
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Without signing Mr. Fagan, sir?

We would have 3 open positions that are optional and open for any position. The rest of our mandatory roster spots are filled.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 06:53:45 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 09:09:56 PM
"Xenia, can we get representation for QB Jerry Harris, please..."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 09:13:39 PM
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Hey, what can I do for you?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 09:19:13 PM
"Forgive me for bothering you, Mr. Harris.  I was prepared to offer you a contract to continue your career - but I missed the paperwork where you signed with Oakland.  Good luck this season!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 09:19:59 PM
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Well hold on, I might still be interested, what is the offer?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 09:23:44 PM
"Truthfully, we have some young QB's here in Atlanta.  And we'd be interested in bringing you in to be our third QB to serve as a player/coach type role - you'd work with our staff to help develop these guys and perhaps continue your playing career."

"I'll be honest - Todd is our QB of the future.  Your role would be to help him settle in to the HIFL.  But you know how things go.  You're only as good as your second and third QB's...you're one hit away from being back out on that field."

"We're offering a $4m - one year deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 09:31:03 PM
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I am flattered that you would want to bring me in Mr. Rebel, but I will have to respectfully decline.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 09:35:46 PM
"Can't blame a guy for trying, right?  Thanks for hearing me out.  Good luck this season."

---

"JTC in regards to QB Nathan Krug, please. We'd like to bring Nathan in to compete for our back-up QB job...what are we looking at?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 09:38:52 PM
1 year and 250K
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 09:49:29 PM
"Done.  While you're here, JTC, let's talk a deal for C Marcelo Wall."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 09:59:06 PM
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We'll do the same deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 10:00:26 PM
"I knew I liked you.  I'm in the market for a tackle - have anybody in mind that might be able to help us?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 10:01:27 PM
"I knew I liked you.  I'm in the market for a tackle - have anybody in mind that might be able to help us?"

"Excuse me, I goofed - I meant a guard."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 10:01:34 PM
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I'd check the free agent list and find out.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 10:03:46 PM
"Let's get G Erich Cade signed.  One year, $250k."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 10:18:13 PM
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You got it!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 10:19:10 PM
"Thanks."

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"Xenia, can you confirm we have a full roster?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 10:20:52 PM
CONFIRMED
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 14, 2015, 10:21:38 PM
"Thanks.  Please inform the league we'll have our lock-in information submitted tomorrow evening."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2015, 10:31:24 PM
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That is wonderful news sir!  Hope you're foot is heeling well.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2015, 08:39:10 PM
"TOMORROW MORNING" COMES AND GOES, 10 TIMES.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 25, 2015, 04:21:24 PM
Strategies:
Backfield Strategy - Backfield by Committee
Primary Receiver - David Beasley
Playing Time - Mostly Starters

Offensively Playcalling - Power
Run/Pass - 65/35

Defensive Playcalling - 3-4
Blitz Ratio - 66%

Ticket Prices: $275

PR Campaigns:

RB Terrance Holcomb (500k) - "This (Hol)comb is Sweeter"
- Regional commercials focusing on Terrance Holcomb scoring several touchdowns throughout his career at various stops - a long fight to make it back to the promise land of the HIFL.
- Holcomb, holding a football, struts in to the end zone of an empty Warriors Colosseum, soaking in the impressive stadium and as the camera fades to Terrance's face, he simple whispers, "This season's going to be sweet."

DT Philip Sanderson ($4.5m) - "Thunderhorse"
- A nickname fitting of a true warrior. A natural born leader on the field in the realm of Iron Thunderhorse, a leader of the Native American Thunder Clan.

- The Warriors will work with a popular sporting goods brand to create mini-helmets to give away at the very first Warriors' home game with the Warriors logo including the new "Thunderhorse" logo. ($500k)

- A special musical hype video to play during Warriors' games produced by the band Deathlike (with their song called ThunderHorse) to play after every Sanderson sack.  ($1m)

- Billboards placed all around downtown Atlanta with a puffed-up Sanderson standing next to a Stallion, with the tagline, "Try to saddle this Thunderhorse..." ($500k)

- Special gloves designed for Sanderson with a mane of horsehair lined on the outside. ($500k)

- A special designed Chariot ride for kids at the Warriors' ballpark that will drive through the concourse carrying kids.  Sanderson's face will be on the last cart with horses painted on the sides leading up the rest of the ride.  ($2m)

LB Raul McDowell ($1m) - "The Strong Warrior"
- The name Raul is literally translated as "strong."
- A Warrior themed CrossFit event will be run with McDowell being the main event. ($1m)

Mini Camp Training:

- Charles Todd (QB) - Arm Strength
- Eugene Nash (RT) - Pass Blocking
- Mark Taylor (G) - Run Blocking
- Carlos Gallaraga (LB) - Tackling
- Philip Sanderson (DT) - Agility
- Patrick Nixon (CB) - Speed

Team Captains:
Charles Todd (Starting QB)
Philip Sanderson (Defense Team Captain & Front Seven Captain)
Terrance Holcomb (Offensive Team Captain & Skill Position Captain)
Jermaine Howes (Offensive Line Captain)
Allen Berry (Defensive Backs Captain)
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 07:48:41 PM
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Here is the information from the bit of training camp we were able to hold..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2015, 07:51:41 PM
WELCOME TO SEASON 6
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 27, 2015, 09:43:33 AM
"Coach Jiszefski, please, Xenia."

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"Coach, I'm sorry for the late entrance to camp. How'd the players take to your 4-4 alignment?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 07:22:15 PM
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Not too bad, I think we should look in the draft for an undervalued safety or linebacker who is sort of a hybrid, one who can play that floating role but also drop into coverage when needed.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 27, 2015, 07:24:15 PM
"Surely. I think we've got some guys that can certainly be molded in that role.  My biggest concern is the OL and DL.  We're obviously going to be in full-on building mode being an expansion team but I think we're going to have to put some additional focus there in camp getting some of these guys up to speed."

"What do you make of the two lines?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 07:35:31 PM
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Chandler and Sanderson are monsters for us, but we need more on the D-line around them, as for the O-Line it's young, so lets see how they develop.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 27, 2015, 08:33:34 PM
"10/4.  Thanks, coach."

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"Hey, Coach Jackson. Charles Todd seems to have made a big jump - the guy has all the potential in the world.  How do you see him running your offense?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2015, 08:41:57 PM
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He's smart and he's accurate, hopefully that translates to wins for us and limited turnovers.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2015, 05:19:56 PM
"I like that he's been overlooked for so long.  He's going to have a chip on his shoulder and I think we're going to have to play with that chip all season long.  I promised our fans a smash mouth offense - do we have the horses to give that to them, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2015, 07:19:21 PM
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We're working on it.  The offensive line is strong in places but week in others, but Holcomb is a smashmouth Frank Gore-like running back, so I like what we are working with..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 05, 2015, 10:52:44 AM
I appreciate the positivity, coach.  I don't think we're going to line-up and trick a lot of people but I can get excited about the prospect of running right through them.

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"Terrance Holcomb, please."

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"Terrance - your experience is going to be invaluable to this fairly young team.  How are you settling in Atlanta?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 11:25:09 AM
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Settling in nicely Mr. Rebel.  I can't wait to get jiggy with it in the End Zone..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 05, 2015, 11:27:47 AM
"It's just the two of you - Holcomb and the end zone!"

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"Philip Sanderson..."

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"Philip - ready to eat, big guy?  How's training camp been for you and your adjustment to the big leagues?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 11:41:23 AM
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Oh I'm ready alright.  I've been waiting for this day since High School.  Time to Shine.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 05, 2015, 11:44:24 AM
"I feel sorry for opposing QB's.  Just leave some meat on the bones for the rest of our guys, deal?"

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"Alright coaches, let's see what we got."

GAMES 1&2:
Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Normal
Depth chart: Coaches Decision

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 05:43:24 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 05, 2015, 06:08:42 PM
1. How did you feel your offseason went?

"I'm fairly happy with the way things unfolded for us here in Atlanta.  We knew it was always going to be a challenging beginning for us building this team from the ground up but I truly believe we have some foundational pieces here and we're going to continue to grow as a franchise."

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

"Matthew Grover played extremely well at WR and we're pretty ecstatic with the debut of Philip Sanderson.  Edgar Reinhart had a nice interception against Long Beach."

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

"WR is going to be the most contested position on our roster.  We've got some guys we really like there and all of them bring something different.  I'm not sure we could go wrong put any combination out on the field."

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

"Well, obviously beating Las Vegas was a highlight.  Our guys showed the type of guts we expected out of them in coming from behind.  The low was such a poor performance against Long Beach.  But it's the preseason - we're not going to get too worked up."

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

"Getting our offensive line to gel so quickly.  We're going to depend them on a lot and they haven't spent a ton of time together."

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

"I'd like to think we can compete with anyone in the league."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 06:12:43 PM
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Ah, the perks of being an expansion team... small press rooms with people happy to hear your thoughts and not ask a lot of questions, unless there is a story that is.

Anyways, anything from Pre-season we need to discuss?

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 05, 2015, 06:14:33 PM
"I don't anticipate that will last long, coach.  I'm a bit concerned with our running game during the preseason.  Minus a 75-yeard scamper from David Bruce - it looked fairly ordinary.  What are your thoughts?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2015, 08:28:22 PM
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Well, it's only preseason, I'm hoping Holcomb just needs some time to get things rolling.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 06, 2015, 09:19:21 AM
"I can see that.  I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together."

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"Coach Collier, please."

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"Coach, how did the defense look?  I was fairly impressed with the linebacker play during preseason.  What do you think we have there?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2015, 02:59:23 PM
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McDowell and Gallaraga are going to be a force for us this season, and with Sanderson and Chandler up front, we're going to cause problems for other teams. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 10, 2015, 09:12:00 AM
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Anyways, practice is going to be odd if I'm not there.  See ya. 
 

COACH HEADS BACK TO PRACTICE
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 10, 2015, 06:02:17 PM
"Charles Todd, please."

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"Charles, how are you adjusting to life in the HIFL?  Anything you need in preparation for the season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 10, 2015, 10:23:22 PM
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No sir, just ready to play some football!
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 12, 2015, 08:33:17 AM
"10/4.  Go get em."

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Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Slow
Depth Chart: Coaches decision.

Lock In.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2015, 08:31:24 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 16, 2015, 02:08:02 PM
"Well, ladies and gentlemen, that wasn't exactly how we hoped the opening game in Warriors' history would go down.  Tip of the cap to Alabama- they are easily one of the premier franchise in all of the HIFL and the welcomed us to the league with a kick in the pants."

"We'll elevate where things went wrong and see what we can do to fix some of those as we move on this season."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 16, 2015, 10:06:01 PM
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What did you learn about your team this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 11:29:59 AM
"Well, we've learned that we've got a group of guys that don't give up.  We're not going to pretend that we didn't get our rears handed to us- we did. However, those guys fought hard to the very last whistle.  We've got some work to do for sure..."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 11:41:26 AM
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Any changes going forward? Particularly with the offensive line?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 11:43:07 AM
"Our offensive line certainly showed it's inexperience against Alabama.  But let's also not forget that they were up against one of the best DL that the HIFL has ever seen.  We've got a lot of young guys who we have confidence in - and we're going to continue to help them to develop to have long careers in this league and for the Atlanta Warriors.  We'll consult with the coaching staff and do what's best for our team and these players."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 11:58:21 AM
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Good work handling the press, we need to support our young guys.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 12:00:37 PM
"We both knew this was going to be a tough year.  We've got some young guys but those guys have a tremendous amount of potential - and we can't allow talent to be wasted because of one bad game."

"Moving forward, how do we handle Nash on the OL?  Obviously a historically bad game but we need to protect him."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 12:07:31 PM
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I think we should let him go another game or two and see where he really is for us.  If he continues to struggle I think we sit him down and explain the situation.  He can still learn from the bench and if he knows its just temporary he shouldn't lose his cool, I would hope.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 01:49:39 PM
"Well, I had another idea- it would allow him to learn on the fly while taking advantages of some of his strengths. What if we move Nash inside to RG and move Taylor to the outside. Do you think that would help any? Perhaps allowing him to focus on run-blocking with the help of Benton to his immediate left? Do you think that would be beneficial or are we just rearranging deck chairs?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 02:17:08 PM
 
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We could try it but both of them are weak pass protectors, so I don't know how much we'd get out of it.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 02:18:27 PM
"Then perhaps we'll give Nash a little pep talk and see if we can't pick him up a little, thanks coach."

--

"Eugene Nash, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 02:20:37 PM
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Hello sir.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 02:23:18 PM
"Eugene!  Welcome to the HIFL - you must be beside yourself to get to throw the on an Atlanta Warriors jersey and run out through that tunnel to the tens of thousands of fans awaiting your arrival!  How was it?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 02:29:54 PM
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Great right until Mario Cavanaugh made me look like an idiot in front of America.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 02:45:04 PM
"Can I tell you a story?"

"I remember the first time that someone handed me the reigns of a franchise as their general manager. I was excited- let me tell you. I spent hours upon hours doing as much research as possible to try and make sure that I didn't make a mess of things along the way. A lot of people were counting on me to make sure I won, and won big. A championship was the only thing that would satisfy their thirst."

"But do you know what happened along the way?"

"I failed."

"I made mistake after mistake. You couldn't even begin to count the number of screw-ups that happened along the way.  I got let go from franchises and became as low as low could be. You can only imagine the field day that the talking heads on ESPN had while I was down- I was among the ranks of the worst GM's to ever have a job."

"I could have let it get me down.  I could have let it defeat me.  I could have simply said- this is who I am now."

"But I didn't."

"I fought harder than I've ever fought before. I was bound and determined that they would never be able to write articles about me in a negative light, have feature stories on ESPN News about how terrible of a job I've done, or allow other GM's to take advantage of me. And do you know what I have to show for it? I've made it to the big leagues of the HIFL as a general manager in one of the premier markets in all of sports- Atlanta with a championship ring from the FBL and on the cusp of winning a second."

GM REBEL FLASHES HIS FBL CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND WIGGLES A SECOND FINGER SIGNIFYING A CHANCE AT ANOTHER.

"I see a lot of myself in you."

"You aren't the type of person to lay down and be defined after one career game. You've worked too hard and too long to allow that to happen. You get knocked down time and time again- you dust yourself off and work harder the next time. You start with winning one individual battle and you grow from there."

"We believe in you, Eugene. Do you have it in you to be great?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 02:50:52 PM
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I sure do boss!  I will prove it!  I might be down, but I am not out.



EUGENE NASH HAS FORMED A RELATIONSHIP WITH GM REBEL
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 18, 2015, 02:56:40 PM
"Fight on, Eugene.  Fight on."

---

"Allen Berry, please."

---

"Allen- how's the defensive feeling this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 18, 2015, 03:10:22 PM
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Humbled... like Todd Yallop man.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2015, 08:54:47 AM
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Bus leaves tonight boss, we gotta be rolling by 10PM.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 21, 2015, 09:02:39 AM
"Thanks, Allen.  Let's get moving."

---

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 65/35 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2015, 10:39:21 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 22, 2015, 05:41:20 PM
"It feels great to get that win under us. With the way things went the first week, it's nice to have a different result this week. I'm proud of our guys and our coaching staff- the first win in the history of the franchise is always sweet."

"I'll take a few questions now."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2015, 08:32:38 PM
"How did you feel about the play of Eugene Nash this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 22, 2015, 09:14:23 PM
"I couldn't be happier for the kid after what happened last week. He's still got work to do- as we all do: from me, the general manager, down to the last man on this roster. Until we're hoisting the Impact Bowl trophy, we're not finished. However, Eugene put together a heckuva game and did a great job working to get better. It's not just about Eugene, though. We're getting better as a team and that's the most important part of the week."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 23, 2015, 03:01:31 AM
"Is this the week Charles Todd gets on track, and do you see the team using David Bruce more frequently going forward?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 24, 2015, 07:10:34 AM
"I don't know if Charles is off-track. He's adapting to being a first time starter in the HIFL - and we're sitting with a 1-1 record; both games coming against really good teams. I'm not worried about Charles in the slightest. He's going to continue to get better and be the QB that we expect him to be."

"As for as Bruce, we're going to continue to rotate our RB's like we have been. They all have special skills that really add to our running game."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 24, 2015, 06:06:46 PM
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Well, that was more like what we wanted to see.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 25, 2015, 11:58:44 AM
"It's a testament to our staff, coach- it's amazing how some of these other general managers jump off a cliff at the first sign of distress. I appreciate a steady hand and staying the direction we began with."

"An overall improvement with the offensive line. Don't you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 12:14:35 PM
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Oh Absolutely, I liked what they did this week, Nash looked really motivated in practice all week too, big improvements.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 25, 2015, 12:17:55 PM
"That's all we can ask for, right? Get a little better each day. Thanks for your efforts, coach."

---

"Xenia, get David Bruce, please."

---

"Great game this week, David. What inspired such a performance?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 12:20:28 PM
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Boss I was just playing my butt off.  I am a competitor, I live to compete and prove that even at my age I can make big plays happen.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 25, 2015, 12:24:06 PM
"That's the best we can ask for from you, Mr. Bruce- make things happen when you get the opportunity."

"Keep it up."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2015, 12:39:25 PM
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That's what I do boss.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 25, 2015, 12:44:36 PM
"Thanks, David."

---

"Let's lock-in, ladies and gents."

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 65/35 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 03:39:50 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 26, 2015, 09:23:53 PM
"2-1."

"Coming in to the season, there weren't a lot of people thinking about the Atlanta Warriors are serious contenders in the East. After three weeks, I think people are starting to think differently. This is an incredibly steady team that knows how to win football games which is rare coming from an expansion team- especially one with so much youth."

"I'm proud of our guys and what they've accomplished so far.  I'll take questions."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 09:30:57 PM
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Bruce is playing great football and Holcomb is not.  Where is the problem?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 26, 2015, 09:40:57 PM
"Through 3 games-

Holcomb: 32 attempts, 149 yards
Bruce: 16 attempts, 145 yards

You have two guys that are doing a great job for us. This isn't a competition between the two- it's about how we can continue to make the Warriors the best team in the HIFL. Holcomb is averaging over 4.6 yards per carry- I'd call that pretty good football. Wouldn't you?

Both guys are making plays when presented before them. I couldn't be happier with our run game."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 26, 2015, 09:46:59 PM
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You play in the prime time game of the week this week against fellow Expansion surprise Rapid City... What do you think of their team and what do you expect to see on the field this week.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 09:21:07 AM
"Listen, we're a calm and collected franchise. We've put together a heckuva coaching staff that has done a masterful job of preparing our guys to play on any stage. There is no pressure on this franchise: we just want to go out and play to the best of our ability. When we do that- I know we can compete with anybody, anywhere.

We've got guys who are buying in to what we're putting together and when you do that, you don't have to press to perform."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 11:41:03 AM
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What is the gameplan to contain top draft pick Jeremy Martin?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 12:36:42 PM
"We're allowing right at around 100 yards per game but teams are only averaging 3.26 yards per carry against us. I'm not overly concerned about Jeremy Miller. He's a heckuva running back but at the end of the day, it's going to take more than his ground attack to beat us- I have confidence in our 11 on defense against their 11 on offense."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 12:46:04 PM
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Was that a dig at Martin, calling him Miller?

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 12:49:18 PM
"Miller, Martin. The guy would be a heckuva running back if his name was TyBuckTy or whatever...I'm concerned with our team. I'm thrilled with the way our guys have played this season and I'm confident that we're going to be able to put the clamps down on him."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 01:02:42 PM
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I agree, we're doing very well against the run which is important considering some of the talent at the position in this league.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 01:06:18 PM
"Before I let you go, let's get coach Jackson in here, as well..."

---

"Xenia, please page coach Jackson."

---

"Gentlemen, before I pull our running backs in the office for a minute- I wanted to make sure that we're on the same page. I have no issues whatsoever with Holcomb as the starter. Bruce has had some success from the back-up position but I think we're in a great place with two really good running backs.  Thoughts, coaches?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 01:27:24 PM
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I am against making may roster changes before the 4th game is played, but if Bruce keeps producing like he has, making big plays of few carries, I think we could toy with him as the lead back in the same time-share in week 5 or 6, but I am fine with what we have, we're winning games.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 01:29:20 PM
"I agree- I just wanted to get your opinion. I'll let you guys get to practice."

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"Xenia, please get our RB's Holcomb, Bruce and Young in here."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 01:39:49 PM
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Hey boss, Xenia said you wanted to see us?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 01:50:26 PM
"Ah, come in, gentlemen."

"I wanted to commend you all on how you've been handling yourselves this season. We were strategic in how we decided to rotate in our running backs- we came in to the year wanting to be a team that controlled the clock and pound the rock."

"You three have done a great job in each of your roles. Here's what I want you to think about our running attack."

GM REBEL PULLS OUT AN ARROWHEAD FROM HIS POCKET AND HOLDS IT UP.

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"I was given one of these the day I became the new Warriors general manager. See, the thing about an arrowhead is that while tiny, it was a deadly weapon. The warriors of old would attach them to the end of a spear and use them to kill their prey. It was a n incredible invention."

"The amazing thing about it, though, is how it was crafted. You see- you have the point or the tip. The points job is to be sharp, to penetrate whatever it is the warriors were hunting. It had to be strong enough to pierce the skin of the toughest skin possible. Without the point, it wasn't dangerous at all."

"But behind the point, were two very important pieces as well- the sides. The two sides made sure the spear or arrow moved with speed. Without the aerodynamics of the two side tips, the tip would never penetrate it's rival. It would be useless."

"What we have here is the same structure for the Atlanta Warriors. While Terrance is our starter, and is doing a fantastic job, he's fulfilling a role- his job is to pound the defense in to submission. He's guiding the arrowhead through our opponents and breaking them down. Once he's broken through, the two sides wedge themselves in and finish the job- that's you two."

"The point I'm trying to make is- this running back team is incredibly important to the Warriors' job of hunting the opposition. Each of you has a specific role- one not more important than the other. You each play a part in carving up the defense and I was just speaking to coach J and Jackson, and we're incredibly happy with the way you three have to been working together to deliver us wins."

"Keep doing what you're doing. You'll each have your opportunity to impact the game. Work together like the arrowhead and we'll achieve the success that we've been after this season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2015, 02:33:35 PM
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WITH THE RUNNING BACK CORPS ALREADY SATISFIED WITH THEIR ROLES ON THE TEAM, THE WELL PUT TOGETHER SPEECH SEEMS A BIT "POINTLESS"

THE PLAYERS AGREE WITH YOU.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 27, 2015, 02:38:48 PM
GM REBEL LAUGHS AT THE "POINTLESS" THOUGHT IN HIS HEAD.

"Thanks, gentlemen."

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Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 65/35 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2015, 10:46:00 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 31, 2015, 10:26:43 AM
"Well, that wasn't the outcome that we'd expected."

"We did a pretty good job holding their explosive offense in check. We out gained them both on the ground and through the air. We held them to 1-9 on third down. If it wasn't for the turnovers, we'd been talking about a completely different outcome. Unfortunately, turnovers are a big part of the game and it's hard to overcome so many. Congrats to Gates and his team for capitalizing on our mistakes."

"I'll take a few questions."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 11:53:49 AM
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Any chance of signing another QB during the season?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 31, 2015, 11:57:43 AM
"We're going to keep an eye on Todd's progression this week in practice and make sure he's good to go but we still have confidence in Reggie Lawson. He's got a cannon for an arm and we really like the way he pushed the ball down the field- but he's going to have to work on his decision making skills. We haven't given up on Reggie- he's got a future in this league."

"But to answer the question- as of right now- that hasn't crossed our minds."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 12:16:12 PM
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Who would you like to see "step up" in the second quarter of the season?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 31, 2015, 12:32:35 PM
"I really feel like last week was a revelation for Terrance Holcomb. As I talked about last week with you all, he'd been running really well, but he seemed to have another gear this week. He was running angry. I like to see that out of him and hope it continues in to the second half."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 02:36:45 PM
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Unfortunate game last week, Lawson just wasn't ready...

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 31, 2015, 02:39:09 PM
"Do we still have confidence him as the back-up QB this season? He was slinging it fairly well out there but just made a couple of poor throws that unfortunately did us in."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 02:59:18 PM
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I like the kid, he's got the X factor, but his accuracy is just not there right now.  If we let him go, we'd never see him again, I think other teams or the APL would jump on him.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 31, 2015, 03:01:37 PM
"I do believe that he has potential in this league. I'm going to chat with him, good luck at practice this week, coach."

---

"Reggie Lawson, please."

---

"Rough week, Reggie. How are you handling it?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 03:18:57 PM
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Hanging in there man... definitely a shitty week.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 31, 2015, 03:25:12 PM
"Playing QB at the highest level is something to the effect of a shooter in basketball. If you miss a shot, you've got to forget about it, and take the next one that is wide open."

"You were really slinging it out there. I know you heard the press hounding me about making a change at the QB position at some point in the season. But you need to know that we're behind you. You've got all the skill set in the world to be a great QB in this league - but your decision making has to improve. I'm going to ask coach Fredrick to spend a little extra time with you to help develop that over the next several weeks- fair enough?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2015, 07:49:04 PM
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Certainly boss, I appreciate you not giving up on me man, that was a brutal game.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 01, 2015, 12:20:29 PM
"We're behind you, Reggie- but your play is going to have to improve if you ever want to be a full-time starter in this league. Keep working hard. I'll let you get back to practice."

---

"Xenia, get coach Fredrick, please."

---

"Coach- I want you to spend a little more time with Reggie Lawson this week. He's got the throw power but we need to work on accuracy and decision making. Can you help him with that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 01, 2015, 10:31:02 PM
HE WILL DO HIS BEST
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2015, 11:55:22 PM
AFTER DOING HIS BEST ALL WEEK, JJ AND REGGIE BOARD THE TEAM BUS.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 05, 2015, 07:30:55 AM
Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 65/35 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2015, 02:08:23 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 10:43:29 AM

THE MEDIA BEGINS GROWING RESTLESS... THEY BEGIN TO FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT YOUR TEAM FOR THEIR ARTICLES SINCE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT LEAVE THEM WITH NOTHING
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 02:49:00 PM
"Hey, hey, hey- no need to get restless!"

"Great win for our franchise this week. We keep believing in the system that we have in place and the guys that we've brought in to do their job. It's amazing what happens when you have a little trust in letting guys do what they were hired to do."

"I'll take some questions."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 04:56:44 PM
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Our pre-conference briefing asked you to talk about this week's game, your likelyhood of making a pre-deadline trade, and your chances of reaching your owners goals.

Care to follow through?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 05:03:46 PM
"You've got a smart mouth on you."

"Listen, I don't want to give that pathetic excuse for a franchise any more publicity than I have to. The amount of whining was in direct proportion to much Bill Crowder's chin wagged during the first time he had his period in public. If he wants to talk about retaliating after watching our players celebrating putting their metaphorical foot on their throats, then perhaps he should put on some pads and get in the game. I'd be willing to bet that Philip Sanderson would be more than happy to welcome him back to the world of professional football."

"If you don't want our guys celebrating after touchdowns, don't let them score. End of story. You tell GM Justin to stock the supply room with diapers and binkies."

GM REBEL ADJUSTS HIS TIE.

"No, we're not making any trades and we're perfectly happy with we're sitting in accordance to our owners goals."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 05:09:43 PM
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It is clear you have no problem with a team celebrating a score, but do you have any issue with the way David Beasley celebrated his scores?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 05:13:10 PM
"This is a grown man's league. Grown men celebrate in a certain way. I'm terrible sorry for the way Beasley celebrated with kids close by. In the spur of the moment, he made a poor judgment. It happens. However, in a sport where we're trying to reduce the stigma of injuries, we've got a coach walking around threatening retaliation and getting away with it? That should be the story here."


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 05:34:32 PM
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Are you going to file a complaint to the league over Coach Crowder's comments? And do you think that his follow up that he was not suggesting retaliation should happen, rather that it is more likely to happen on a player level, was more of a cover for his comments?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 05:38:34 PM
"We will discuss the first part of that question internally."

"Absolutely, it was a cover-up. No doubt in my mind. It doesn't matter - Music City can't hit when they're supposed to anyway. You think they'd actually be able to plan something that complex and get away with it?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 06:04:57 PM
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Uhm... well... wow.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 06:07:11 PM
"Sorry, coach. I'm not going to allow another coach to undress our players in the media and let it go unaddressed. I believe our guys too much to allow that to happen."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 06:09:47 PM
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I understand, just a little surprised at the approach. 

I agree that his comments were ridiculous and dangerous, I'm just not the type to be that outspoken at the podium.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 06:12:04 PM
"That's why you have me. You worry about motivating our guys to go out there and keep putting up victories and I'll deal with some of these doofuses."

"We obviously have to deal with the Beasley incident. I have no problem with the celebration but can't have the sexual innuendo when kids are present. Are we on the same page there?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 06:14:23 PM
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Absolutely. We need to tell him to tone it down, at least in the theme of his celebration.  Kids mocking his dance in the crowd on camera is bad for business and for our image, not to mention it's just in bad taste. 

I am fine with celebrating, especially when a game has got some heat to it after the physical game we played, but players need to think.  If we drew a 15 yard flag for that we'd have been in a bad spot.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 06:19:49 PM
"Fair enough. Thanks, coach."

---

"David Beasley, please."

---

"David, great game this weak."

"I'm sure you have an idea of why I've called you in here today. Look, I don't have an issue with the celebration. It was a huge play- and you had every right to do what you did. However, we do have some images to uphold and we can't have kids mimicking those types of dances in the crowd."

"I went to bat for you in the media this week. I need a little something in return. I don't want you to apologize for the celebration itself but the sexual innuendo. But listen, I don't mind a little dance here and there. In fact, next time we play in Music City, I want you to play those fools like a violin after you score. And if they even THINK about laying a hand on you illegally, we'll make sure they never play in the HIFL again. Deal?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 06:22:26 PM
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Man, I didn't take no kids to raise, their parents are supposed to teach them not to do those moves, but man I hear what you're saying, and you didn't crucify me in the press, you had my back, so I got yours too.  I'm going to give them the business, but I won't pull a Brian Owen, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 06:23:52 PM
"That's all I ask. We're on the same page here. You don't have to be a role model but we've got to keep people buying tickets."

"Thanks for understanding, David."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 06:26:14 PM
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You got it man, I plan on doing a lot more dancing this season. I think we're finding some consistency and building chemistry. I think we're going to be all up on this thing.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 09:14:13 PM
"Tell you what- I'm going to setup that press conference here after we're finished talking and we'll get that apology moving so we can put some butts in our seats.

But because you've handled this so well, I want to do a $250k campaign- a brand new Beasley touchdown dance.

We're going to have the whole crowd doing the Beasley Bop after every TD you score. It'll go a little something like this:

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Can you get behind that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 10, 2015, 09:18:22 PM
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You got moves Old man!  You must do crossfit.  I can dig that, lets go with it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 10, 2015, 09:24:09 PM
"You better watch it, my man, don't make me bust a move out there. Just kidding- I'd probably break a hip.

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 65/35 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 11, 2015, 11:11:48 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 16, 2015, 08:29:03 AM
"Forgive me for the wait, ladies and gentlemen."

"Great week for us. We're exceeding all expectations and I couldn't be more proud of our coaching staff and our players. This team has built some incredible chemistry and each of our guys has bought in to our strategies. We went down 14-0 against St. Paul but we fought back and escaped with the victory. 4-2 at this point in the season is a great place to be."

"In terms of around the league - I loved watching Music City get drubbed."

"We've got Tombstone up next. Should be a fun battle."

"I'll take a few questions."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 16, 2015, 03:21:47 PM
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The Beasley Bop was a massive hit.  Fans have been going wild with their own versions of the dance and they are going viral. 

Did you think this sort of viral fame would come from the celebration, and do you have any comment?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 16, 2015, 04:19:54 PM
"I have all the respect for Beasley in the world. The guy made a mistake in the moment and celebrated in appropriately. However, what he could have done was shut down and not owned his responsibility. But he apologized, we came up with a solution, and the guy deserves every bit of popularity that he's getting because of it. It's what happens when you do the right thing."

"Truth be told - I'm insanely proud of our whole team. The insiders wrote us off as having zero chance - and I don't know where we're going to end up but I'm enjoying the ride."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 16, 2015, 07:01:36 PM
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Boss, I've got to tell you, to take a situation that could have ruined our fan support and made life miserable for us; you managed to turn it into a huge marketing giant that has not only boosted fan support but also made us one of the most trendy teams in the market right now for youth buying jerseys from HIFL.com

Well done.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 17, 2015, 12:46:30 PM
"This isn't necessarily a tough gig, coach. Sometimes I think we try to make things overcomplicated. My job is to take what could have been a negative and figure out a way to make it a positive. It's the same in any position: if you have a weakness, find out how to overcome it."

"I think we've got some talented kids on this team that can lead us a long way in to the future. How do you think we stack up this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 17, 2015, 11:26:14 PM
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This is an interesting game to me.  We have a strong defense, they have a high power offense, but their defense is weak, and that gives our offense a chance to do something to give the fans to cheer about.  I'm hoping our offensive advantage is greater than theirs.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 22, 2015, 11:50:45 PM
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TO THE BUS!!!!


AUTOLOCKED
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 04, 2015, 05:36:11 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 05, 2015, 10:29:28 AM
"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen."

"Well, we got caught with our pants around our ankles this week. An absolute undressing at the hands of the Outlaws. We've got to regroup and try and figure out how we can continue to evolve as a program. They had a dynamic offense. We'll sit down this week with the coaching staff and try to come up with some solutions. It was a challenging week for sure but we're going to get better. We've come so far already since training camp that I'm not going to allow one loss to send our season in to a tailspin. I believe in these guys too much for that to happen."

"As for the rule changes - commissioner Wilkinson has done a great job in opening a pool of players open to the HIFL to help better our franchises. Trading with the APL and getting access to more players coming out of college is a win for our league."

"With the news surrounding our team, I couldn't be more happy with Beasley. He seems to be the talk of our town and I'm thrilled with his play on the field and the success he's finding off of it with the latest dance craze. I'm sure though Beasley would rather be piling up victories. He's a good kid."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 05, 2015, 11:01:36 PM
 
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With your team struggling to keep teams out of the endzone, do you think the team needs to modify its scheme, or is it more of a player/teams your facing problem?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 06, 2015, 09:31:55 AM
"I think it's a system that most of our players have never played in before. It's going to take time to adjust. It's a learning process - and to be honest, we're sitting with a winning record near the halfway point of the season. There isn't any reason to worry."

"I have no problems with my players and the system we're running. We're going to get this thing straightened out."

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 06, 2015, 10:09:52 AM
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With Alabama and St. Paul both looking for GM's, how committed are you to staying here in Atlanta?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 06, 2015, 10:13:00 AM
"100%."

"I've learned a lesson early in my GM'ing career that loyalty is always rewarded. It may not happen quickly but building those connections with our fan base, our coaching staff and our players will outweigh any short term boost you may receive from jumping ship. Atlanta is my home - and I'm going to be at the helm of the Warriors for as long as this city will allow."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 06, 2015, 10:32:28 AM
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Fan support is solidified after your comments. Well done.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 06, 2015, 10:37:23 AM
"Thanks, coach."

"Let's shore up this defense. Do you think looking for an outside player via trade is something would help us now or do we have someone on the roster that might give us an upgrade? We've given up a lot of plays through the air."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 06, 2015, 10:56:57 AM
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Corners and secondary players are at a premium, unless we find one in the APL and make a deal for him, I don't see one on the market or in free agency who can help us.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 06, 2015, 11:00:06 AM
"Anybody in particular catch your eye? Who do you think we need to replace most in our secondary? I've been looking at Boston's roster and think we might have the pieces to swing a deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 06, 2015, 11:39:42 AM

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The APL is in their off-season right now so a lot of teams have new talent with all their off-season moves.  The only way to really get a feel is to spend 1.5MM on a scouting net where we give you 5 short reports and info on some of the top position players we can find from around the APL..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 06, 2015, 11:41:26 AM
"It's a good thing we've got some cash sitting around. If you had to name the weakest link on our defensive unit right now - who would it be? That's my last question before I let you get back to practice."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 07, 2015, 12:43:21 AM
 
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Definitely Marlon Crisp
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 10, 2015, 03:54:58 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 11, 2015, 02:03:14 PM
"Thanks, coach."

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"Let's go ahead and lock in."

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 65/35 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 03:45:19 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 13, 2015, 06:51:06 PM
"I'm not real thrilled with the outcome of this week's game. We've had some troubles getting our offense going. I'm sure that you'd guys would love for me to come out here and go completely bananas this week ripping our team and our players for underperforming. However, if you'd have said that we'd be 4-4 at the halfway point in the season and that we'd be fourth in the Eastern Conference, I would have think we'd be proud of that being halfway through our first season."

"We're going to stay the course and we're going to continue pushing our system."

"I'm thrilled for Chandler and the success he's having in coach J's system. He's been a terror on the DL and he's certainly asserting himself in the thick of the DPOY conversation."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 07:56:40 PM
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Have you started your scouting process yet?  If so, are you looking for specific positional help, or are you looking for general talent on either side of the ball?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 13, 2015, 08:47:37 PM
"We haven't started our scouting process yet. That's on tap to begin soon - we're more invested in who is wearing the Atlanta jersey now than who might be wearing one later. Scouting is important but making sure our guys are as prepared as can be is more important."

"I don't want any of our guys to ever feel like they have made it. Every position is up for grabs and if we have to start making some changes, we will. The moral of the story? Earn your spot. We have guys that are giving it their all and chomping at the bit for the chance to make an impact for the Warriors. Work hard and you'll get it is the message we have here in Atlanta."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2015, 09:29:31 PM
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GM Rebel, while we have had our struggles we are at .500, a feet some other expansion teams cannot say.  Well done, I believe our Warriors will continue to fight for you, the coaching staff, and myself.  Our expectations shall not be changed, just continue to focus on building our franchise.  Go forth and multiply our wins.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 12:47:43 PM
"Thanks for the vote of confidence."

--

"Coach J - disappointing loss. What's going on with the offense? We seem to be losing momentum in the running game as the season wears on."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 01:17:53 PM
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I think Holcomb's lack of youth is starting to catch up with him, our offensive line is built to run the ball, but it's just not clicking. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 01:30:52 PM
"I can see that. On the flipside, I think Charles is doing a pretty incredible job at the QB position and with Beasley lighting up the league - should we consider adjusting our strategy a little until we can get some horses in to lead the way for the running game?"

"Putting a little more responsibility on the QB and forcing defenses to get that 8th man out of the box might help loosen up some of those running lanes..."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 01:36:12 PM
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I think that would be a wise decision, if Holcomb continues to struggle, I wouldn't mind seeing more from Bruce, he's a bigger home run threat. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 01:38:50 PM
"Perhaps we'll give Bruce a few additional carries this week and make sure Holcombe is continuing to churn when we're in the playoffs."

"Before I make my rounds - think we added some strong talent with Alfonso Scott and Arthur Matthews. What do you think? I really liked Scott - he gives us a little more speed at the TE spot and Matthews has the potential to be a sack machine on the other side of Chandler. Are you in agreement there?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 01:49:22 PM
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Matthews is great for my system, I think he will be a great addition.  14 Sacks in 24 career games, and he's got 18 tackles for loss in those games.  The kid has a nose for the ball.

Scott is a first round pick, we either got a steal of a trade, or Oakland shipped us a bust, but after the hype I heard about the guy from Vegas and Oakland leading up to the draft, I think we really knocked this one out of the park. 

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 01:54:31 PM
"As always, coach, I appreciate your insight."

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"Charles Todd, please."

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"Hey Charles - first of all, forgive the time between our last conversation. I like to have a good relationship with my starting QB but other things behind the scenes have pulled me away. You've had a heckuva first half. We never wavered on you being our guy and nothing in the first half of the season has made me change my mind on that."

"We're going to adjust our percentages a little this week and put a little more on your shoulders. With the connection you have with Beasley at the moment, I think we might see some fireworks. Are you up for the challenge?"

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 02:12:49 PM
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Sounds great, I'm ready. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 02:16:43 PM
"Fantastic."

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"Xenia, this isn't going to be a pleasant visit. Please get Marlon Crisp in here."

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"Marlon, I haven't been looking forward to this."

"Our defensive production hasn't been what I expected this season and I've got to make a few changes. We're unfortunately going to be releasing you this afternoon. This league is about evolving and with the high hopes we have for our defense - it hasn't been up to par."

"You've worked your rear off for us though and for that, we're thankful. Stick close to the phone in the offseason and maybe we can work together again next season. I wish I could make sure you had landed with an APL team via trade but we've already used our trade for this season."

"Best of luck in your future endeavors."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 02:38:54 PM
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Damn. Okay. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 02:42:58 PM
"Xenia, can you get me the representation for Thomas Harris? It wasn't clear who his agent was based upon the scouting report."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 08:07:36 PM
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  GM Rebel, what can I do for you?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 09:04:38 PM
"Eli, we want to get Thomas Harris to show the HIFL that he's still a force to be reckoned with. How about a 750k deal to finish out the season here in Atlanta?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 09:10:00 PM
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  My man... you got a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 09:13:27 PM
"Thanks, Eli."

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"Xenia, let's get Thomas Harris please."

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"Thomas! Welcome back to the HIFL. I hope you're rested and ready to wreck havoc once again."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 09:24:27 PM
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I am very pleased to return to the league, I am ready to destroy... 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 15, 2015, 09:26:09 PM
"We have a young line with some incredibly talented players. You can leave a legacy in this league by teaching them how such a long-time veteran shows up to work every day and puts on their hard hat. I'd expect nothing less from you, Thomas. Can you set the tone for those guys?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 15, 2015, 10:12:57 PM
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I will give them my attitude for destruction. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 18, 2015, 06:28:50 PM
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..but to do so, I must go forth now... goodbye. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 19, 2015, 02:13:37 PM
"Xenia, I think that's all for the week. Please notice the following changes in our lock-in sheet."

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Fast
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Insert Thomas Harris in at one of the starting DT slots. The rest are up to the coaches decision.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 23, 2015, 04:22:23 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 26, 2015, 10:39:05 AM
"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen."

"The line between being a really good team and slipping on any given Sunday is very fine. Each and every week, you're getting the best shot from a team that lines up next to you. Pearl Harbor may be in disarray after Franchise did what Franchise does but they are a tough-nosed team. I'm proud of our guys to scratch out another victory."

"We're in the thick of things in the East and I couldn't ask for anything more. We're certainly not satisfied with just simply winning each week. Our goal is the Impact Bowl."

"I'm thrilled with Matthew Grover. Our scouting department did an incredible job during the draft process and we feel like we have a real talented receiver that's going to be a cornerstone of the Warriors' franchise. We challenged Charles Todd a little more this week with some additional responsibilities and I think he stepped up to the plate - having guys like Beasley and Grover on the receiving end doesn't hurt."

"Missouri is a physical team. They won't back down. Even if Gooch is doing everything he can to burn that team to the ground - they are going to be ready to be tough. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2015, 01:36:34 PM
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You are very critical of your fellow GMs, do you believe you would do a better job in either of those situations?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 26, 2015, 01:41:23 PM
"I'm not being critical. Can you defend what's happening with some of these franchises? I consider Gooch a friend but have things in Missouri gone smoothly this season? I criticized GM Justin earlier and the season and Music City has been a shitstorm. If calling it like I see it as criticism, so be it."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2015, 01:50:58 PM
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With the success of Grover and Beasley, do you think you will continue to put the extra duties on Charles Todd to continue to air it out more?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 26, 2015, 02:03:48 PM
"We want to be a running team first and foremost. We have a set of receivers at or disposal that can force defenses to respect them on the outside. Earlier in the season we allowed teams to stack the box against us. They can't do that with the way Todd and our receivers are playing at the moment. I have a tremendous amount in coach Jackson and our offense to continue to be creative enough to put us in a position to win games."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 26, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
I have a tremendous amount of confidence in coach Jackson. I got so excited that I missed a word there.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2015, 02:15:33 PM
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Important, but very winnable game this week.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on October 30, 2015, 06:16:47 PM
"Huge game, coach. How do you think our adjustment in our gameplay went? Todd seemed to answer the challenge with a little extra on his plate."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on October 31, 2015, 12:42:43 AM
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I thought Todd stepped up and showed he can handle the increased work load.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 01, 2015, 09:26:12 PM
AUTO-LOCK FOR OOC REASONS, NO EFFECT ON MORALE/ETC
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 03, 2015, 09:25:11 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 04, 2015, 11:53:03 AM
"Good morning, folks."

"I've been learning over the last few weeks to embrace progress. There wasn't a soul in this room that thought we had a chance to be sitting at 5-5 after 10 games this season. Missouri is a team that certainly has adopted it's physical mindset from GM Gooch but should have been a victory for us as we pushed towards a playoff spot. Unfortunately, sometimes, the ball doesn't bounce in our direction. I've been guilty of calling out GM's when they deserve it but congrats to the Bruins and their ability to bounce back and get a hard-fought victory."

"This wasn't going to be an overnight job. An expansion team faces all kinds of challenges and it's another bump in the road for us. We've got some great talent in that locker room and I couldn't be prouder of the way they have handled themselves this season."

"We're not going to give up. We're going to keep fighting and getting better each day."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 09:57:34 PM
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News this week indicated that Alfonso Scott felt an enormous amount of pressure in Oakland after the silverbacks drafted him in the first round.  He told us that now that he has a fresh start here on an expansion team the pressure is "off" and he thinks he will improve his game and have more success.

Do you share this sentiment?

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 04, 2015, 10:09:36 PM
"We certainly have high hopes for Alfonso. He wasn't a throw in for that trade. He's a foundational piece for us moving forward. We put pressure on all of our players because we have high expectations. This is the HIFL - if you aren't producing, someone is coming after your spot. Nobody has a free pass. But we're thrilled Alfonso is a member of the Warriors and we're looking forward to watching his progression in becoming to one of the premier TE's in the league."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2015, 10:22:17 PM
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New Jersey's Jarvis Botts has been on fire the past few weeks and now sits at the top of the league in Interceptions.  How do you plan on attacking the Dragons' defense?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 05, 2015, 01:46:13 PM
"Like we've done all season. We'll try to get the ground game going and then open up the pass. Botts is a great player in this league but I believe our guys will give him fits. We have some pretty good wideouts on our end as well."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 07, 2015, 12:05:02 AM
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Tied for last in our division... but still in the second wildcard slot.  Glad the other eastern division isn't very strong this year.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 09, 2015, 10:54:24 AM
"Progress coach. We know this was going to be a challenging job going from an expansion team to competing for championships. What you see as weak - I see as a difficult road. Most of the teams in the East has the potential to win on any given Sunday."

"Anything you think we need to address this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 09, 2015, 09:22:39 PM
 
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Nothing stands out too badly at this current time. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 12, 2015, 01:27:36 PM
"Thanks, coach."

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"Sanderson, please."

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"Hey Philip, how you holding up?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 12, 2015, 01:39:44 PM
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I'm feeling good big dog, just trying to get us back on the up-trend and trying to beat up more QBs, but man I need to find a good place to eat here in ATL, I ain't found a pasty shop yet, and man I miss those Pasty shops. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 12, 2015, 01:53:21 PM
"There's a good bistro in Roswell..."

"How are you enjoying coach J's defense?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 12, 2015, 01:59:00 PM
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I like it, not much different for us on the d-line though, we play the same, opening holes for the blitzers and stuffing the run. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 12, 2015, 02:13:04 PM
"Good. Looking forward to seeing you develop."

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Fast
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2015, 01:06:24 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 16, 2015, 10:46:09 AM
"Good evening. Sorry for the delay."

"Proud of our guys for pulling out a gutsy performance. It's demoralizing going down 17-0 in the first quarter but our guys fought back and hung in there to the very end. It's a credit to our coaching staff as they have these guys ready to play in any scenario each and every week. Our even keeled approach has allowed our players to play relaxed and it's paid off with a few come-from-behind wins. These guys don't get rattled."

"Todd is really pushing the ball down the field right now and it's paying off with Beasley and Grover both having huge days. Our running has struggled to get big chunks but they are still running incredibly hard and hanging in there. Those plays are going to be there as long as we continue to punish the opposing DL."

"I can't say enough about Mr. Chandler. He's been a terror on defense and notching another sack."

"We're going to keep pushing forward and working towards the playoffs. Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 08:55:41 PM
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I heard about what Nixon ran by you...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 16, 2015, 08:58:03 PM
"Shot that down immediately. Do you feel like I need to address it more or do you think we're in the clear?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 09:28:04 PM
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Oh it's clear and dropped. No need to further it at all.  Either way, good win last week, upsetting New Jersey was a nice feather for us on our expansion year.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 16, 2015, 09:31:47 PM
"Good."

"What's it going to take to drive these last couple weeks for a playoff spot? Are you confident on our ability to make it?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 09:43:17 PM
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Shutting down the Oakland offense is the key.  I don't want to look ahead past our next game, it's the most important because it's the next one.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 16, 2015, 09:44:21 PM
"Fair enough. Hey, can I ask you a question, it's kind of personal. You remind me of a guy that coaches at a local university. Can you just answer this one thing for me? Which shade of blue is best?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 09:48:38 PM
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...if you'll excuse me, I feel a terrible sickness coming on. I might miss this week due to a sudden case of the shits.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 16, 2015, 09:51:33 PM
"Whoa, coach. That sounds serious. Let's get the doc over to take care of you. I'm pretty sure they went to school in Durham. That's where the majority of doctors come from, right?"

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"Xenia, can you get Christopher Chandler for me, please?"

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"Christopher- brilliant season. Perhaps one of our biggest games coming up this week. How's the defense preparing for such a battle?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 09:54:30 PM
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With the hearts of the Warrior.... We are preparing like crazy.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 16, 2015, 10:04:38 PM
"That's what I like to hear. You know this defense looks up to you? You were a heckuva player before this season but you've really stepped it up to another level. Can I count on you to keep these guys focused and push a little harder this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 16, 2015, 10:20:03 PM
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Sure thing. I got this.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 19, 2015, 11:45:54 AM
"Looking forward to it."

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Fast
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 20, 2015, 12:39:01 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 22, 2015, 10:20:32 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 23, 2015, 10:55:30 AM
"Big win for us. Coming off a tough week against Oakland, we desperately need a victory to keep in the hunt for a playoff spot in the ultra competitive East. Todd played a brilliant game for us and really carved up San Antonio through the air. We've got some big time wideouts and they gave the Knights fits."

"I'm also thrilled with what Tommy Harris has done for our defensive line. He's come in and given us a huge spark. He's completed our line and made those other guys dangerous out there."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 23, 2015, 12:36:46 PM
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Earlier in the season your 4-4 defense really gave Christian Sullivan and the DC Cobras trouble, do you plan to make any changes to keep them off-balance this time around?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 23, 2015, 12:39:39 PM
"The Cobras are a well-coached team. They aren't going to be confused a second time in a row. I can almost guarantee that they have been in the film room watching tape and will be prepared. We'll have a few tricks up our sleeve as well. This is a must win for us- we've got to have this one. We're going to be ready to go."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 23, 2015, 12:49:47 PM
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Sorry we rushed through last week, but it worked out in the end.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 23, 2015, 12:53:39 PM
"Hey, I have total faith in you and your staff to lead this team on the field. I had some things pulling me away but you guys knocked it out of the park."

"So, we've got the Cobras up this week. You've got any ideas how to slow them down?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 23, 2015, 01:06:04 PM
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Vegas sacked them 8 times, I think we can get to him 10+ I think we dial up the pressure and send some exotic blitzing their way.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 23, 2015, 01:13:14 PM
"I like the idea of that. Should we continue our 4-4 alignment or should we switch to a more traditional 3-4 base this week and turn some of our OLB's loose?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 23, 2015, 01:18:31 PM
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If you want to switch to the 3-4 we can, but I trust my defense.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 23, 2015, 01:30:19 PM
"I see my job as asking all the questions and making sure we've looked at every option. I trust your judgment completely. If you don't see the need to make any changes schematically then let's let 'er rip. Anything else we need to discuss, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 23, 2015, 02:07:11 PM
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Actually I think I will play with the scheme slightly. Maybe deploy other defenses in one other situations.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 27, 2015, 12:57:38 PM
"OK, Coach. Let's get 'em."

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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Fast
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision.
Adjustments: Up blitzing ratio by 10%.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 12:13:10 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 28, 2015, 08:13:44 PM
"Huge win. We're still holding out hopes for a division championship. Two wins over the Cobras means we're still in the thick of things."

"A huge tip of the cap to our defensive staff and coach J for putting together a brilliant plan. D.C. has been tough all year but they haven't been able to figure out our 4-4 defense. I'd like to give a shout out to coach J for his willingness to adjust and alter his system to get the most out of our players. He's, in my opinion, the most brilliant mind in all of football and he knows how to get the absolutely best out of each of our guys."

"We're ready for another week. Let's get at it. Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 28, 2015, 09:32:10 PM
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HAHA, what a win.  Sweeping "the best team in the East" means we have the same right to that title... And as an expansion team at that.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 29, 2015, 09:27:06 PM
"It's certainly within reach, coach. If the Cobras continue to falter, we could realistically scoot in to the top spot in the East. Parity is the name of the game, but we're clicking at the right time, apparently. Anything we need to address this week? Otherwise, I don't want to bother the players. I want them focused on our next game."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 09:30:30 PM
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No, nothing major on my agenda.  I just want to keep the boys focused on what we can achieve.  They can focus on what they already have achieved after it's all said and done.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 29, 2015, 09:32:00 PM
"You do what you do and we'll win. No doubt in my mind."

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No changes from last week.
Lock in for week 15.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 10:05:56 PM
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Locked in at the 3 seed... Do we rest anyone this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 29, 2015, 10:22:39 PM
"No, I want us going in to the playoffs at full speed. I'll leave the playing time up to you, though. If we get a significant lead and can rotate in some younger guys, I'm all for it. But I want to make sure we're crisp as the playoffs begin. Sound like a plan?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2015, 10:24:22 PM
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Makes sense to me boss, I like that attitude.  We can rest after the Impact Bowl.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 29, 2015, 11:03:32 PM
"Lock in boys. Go get 'em."

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Lock in. No change.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 12:38:29 AM
END OF REGULAR SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK AND YOUR FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF MATCH UP.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 30, 2015, 08:23:57 PM
"We've come full circle this season. Alabama put a whooping on us in our very first match-up in Warriors history and to come out and defeat them and Orlando in back-to-back weeks, AND to reach 10 wins, is a massive win for this franchise."

"Now we're on to face New Jersey in the opening round of the playoffs. I heard GM Kirk talk about how the first match-up we had doesn't mean anything and he couldn't be any more wrong. We did what we've done all season long: fight to the very last minute of the game and it was Matthew Grover who secured the win for us with a big touchdown catch."

"It may not matter to him but it matters to us. We're a better team than we were a few weeks ago. Coach J and his staff have this team firing on all cylinders. We're going to have to everything we can to shut down the run- they gashed us the first encounter and we'll have to do something to shore that up."

"I'm looking forward to my first trip to the HIFL playoffs and hopefully a deep run for the Warriors franchise. Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 08:34:44 PM
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Well handshakes are in order...  Congratulations on putting together a playoff caliber expansion team.

...Your presser was spot on, we need to stop their 3 headed run attack, but I believe we can do it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 30, 2015, 08:36:56 PM
"All the credit goes to this coaching staff and our players. You all have earned this. Let's not stop here."

"Any thoughts on how we might put some pressure on their run game? We can't allow them to run the ball like they did last time."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 08:44:02 PM
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Over our past four games we haven't given up much to running backs.  I think the changes I've made lately might remedy our problems with Spurgeon and company.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 30, 2015, 08:45:37 PM
"I think adding Harris for the stretch run has certainly helped turn a weakness in to a strength as well. You've done a good job with that defensive line."

"I'm not going to bother the players with anything here. I think we've got a good thing going and I want their minds focused on advancing in the playoffs. Anything special that I need to do before locking in?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on November 30, 2015, 08:48:09 PM
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Players are all expecting a speech for each round of the playoffs, and if we make it to the conference finals I'll also have things to say to them, other than that, we are good to go.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 01, 2015, 12:25:01 PM
"Thanks, coach."

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"Xenia, can we gather the troops, please?"

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"Gentlemen."

"Here we are. The playoffs. You've been fighting, scratching and clawing through the HIFL to get to this point and you've finally arrived. At the beginning of the season, all the pundits and the GM's around the league, wrote the Warriors off. They said that we didn't have a chance at making the playoffs. Each and every one of them circled our name on the schedule as an automatic W. They have been sorely mistaken and here we stand with 10 victories and a date with the Dragons."

"There isn't another general manager in the league that understands Dragons like I do. I've been burnt by them. I've tamed them. I've rode them in to victory and set fire to cities. I know how they work; inside and out. The weakness of the dragon is it's eyes. They aren't protected like the rest of their scaly skin. You can't shoot arrows or throw swords. You have to go right for the eyes."

"They don't pass the eye test. They are solely focused on the Impact Bowl. They're doing all the work for us. They are overlooking us. They don't want to see us. Because they know that we're the better team. We've proved it once and we'll do it again."

"Warriors never lay down. They conquer and slay whatever is in their path. Today, Dragons standing before you and YOUR destiny. But Dragons are for fairy tales and we don't believe in those. This is the legend of the Warrior and it's opening line begins now:

"Once upon a time, in a land far away...the Warriors overcame."

"Simply put."

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Lock in.
No changes from last week.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 02, 2015, 11:34:43 PM
END OF SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GAME AND YOUR SEASON AS A WHOLE.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 03, 2015, 10:52:14 AM
"Good morning, folks."

"I'm absolutely devastated for our franchise; coaches, players, and the great city of Atlanta. Hats off to the Dragons- it was a heavyweight fight and they withstood everything we had. We've prided ourselves on our defense all season long and while we certainly struggled to stop teams some weeks- this team made plays when it was necessary."

"However, not a single one of you picked us to be in this situation when the season began. Some said we should be lucky to win a couple of games. Others thought I'd be lucky to make it through the season as GM. But we put together a team that won 10 games. A lot to be proud of and lot to build on for the future."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 11:12:35 AM
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Clearly you had a successful first season with this expansion team, but is there anything you would have done differently that could have made your season even better?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 03, 2015, 11:21:08 AM
"I think what turned our season around was adding Matthews and Harris to our defense. They really gave us a spark when we needed it."

"I think we made the right moves when we needed them the most. I'm pleased with the way we've come in to the league and we'll be looking forward to getting even better next season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 11:33:51 AM
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A disappointing finish to a very good first season I'd say.  We can take a lot away from the final stretch of our season I believe, and if we can get our run game to perform the way coach Jackson wants, I think we can press for the division next year.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 03, 2015, 11:54:32 AM
"Agreed. We're right there, coach."

"Before we lock in for the season, anything we need to discuss specifically? We're going to have to address the running back position somehow. Holcomb wasn't getting it done for us and I'm afraid he may be more suited for the third down back at this point in his career; or do we save that role for Bruce?"

"The coaching staff seems to have worked together well. No reason for change there, yes?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2015, 12:33:12 PM
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I like our staff, I wouldn't want any changes, no.

...As for the running back position, I would heavily consider amnestying or trading Holcomb, I just don't think he has anything left in the tank.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 03, 2015, 01:32:43 PM
"Fair enough. We'll have significant cap room to make some improvements. Thanks coach. Enjoy your offseason."

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Lock in for the offseason.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 01:57:43 AM
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GM Rebel, I am a man of few words, but know this... you did well.  Our Warriors fought hard and made the playoffs and for that we have decided to give you a $3MM bonus to your pre-draft PR, you can find your updated total here. (http://espnsportssims.net/index.php?topic=1146.msg55685#msg55685)

We need to pick up or decline Offensive Coordinator Ron Jackson's $5MM option.

David Bruce has opted out of his contract and is now a free agent.


Our roster currently requires:

2 Running Back
1 Tight End
1 Center
1 Defensive Tackle
3 Cornerback
3 Open Roster Spots (any position)

10 Practice Squad Roster Spots (optional)

Our 2016 Salary cap is set at 145MM by the league.
We have 54.75MM remaining with our current roster.
We have 16.5MM of our PR budget remaining for next season.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 06, 2015, 08:06:05 PM
"Eli Harris, please."

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"Eli-

We'd love to keep Tommy Harris here one more season in the HIFL and with the Warriors. He came in last season and really gave us a spark. How about a one year deal worth $1.25m next season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 08:32:50 PM
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Man I just called him up and unfortunately Tommy has decided to retire..  He just made that call, so we're sorry to let you know late.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 06, 2015, 08:35:12 PM
"Hey, no worries, Eli. That's a bummer but let him know we're thankful for the effort he gave us last soon and the push towards the playoffs. He'll be remembered fondly in Atlanta!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 08:37:12 PM
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We appreciate that GM Rebel. You're a good man.

Take care.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 06, 2015, 08:47:49 PM
"You too, Eli."

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"Deion Hester, please."

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"My man. Let's talk about Jonathan Bowman. I want to keep him around in Atlanta. He's got a wealth of knowledge in that head of his after a long career in football. What kind of contract is he looking for?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2015, 10:21:17 PM
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We are looking for a short term deal in the 1.5MM range.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 07, 2015, 10:59:05 AM
"Let's split the difference here. How about a one-year deal for $1.25m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2015, 08:42:15 PM
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..Guess that "wealth of knowledge" wasn't that wealthy.... but alright, 1 for 1.25MM, we'll do it.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 08, 2015, 09:06:56 AM
"Thanks, Deion."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2015, 06:03:40 PM
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Yeah...

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 15, 2015, 01:03:41 PM
"Xenia- can you please confirm my PR totals remaining? I'm sure there are some improvements we can make around these parts."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 01:14:25 PM
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7.5MM sir...   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 15, 2015, 01:15:04 PM
"And just for clarification sake- I've got to use it by the end of the draft or I lose it, correct?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 01:29:18 PM
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No sir, by the START of the draft.  We have a couple of days left and that's it..   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 15, 2015, 01:36:26 PM
"Thanks Xenia. I'm interested in funding a developmental program overseas in London. With the HIFL exploding in popularity worldwide and our rosters expanding; I think the area is ripe with possibility."

"If we were to:

- Build facilities.
- Hire 1-2 trainers.
- Employ several potential players.
- Educate London and other surrounding areas about the HIFL

How much would that cost?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 01:41:40 PM
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We would be looking at around $4MM in costs, with an addition 2MM in annual upkeep after the first year.  So 4MM from this year's PR, and then 2MM more each season after, which would come from our season 7 PR..   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 15, 2015, 01:43:07 PM
"Perfect; I'd be able to access scouting reports of all players participating at our facilities, correct? Last question, I promise!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 01:44:55 PM
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Well, we would get a report back from the facility coordinator at the end of the season. Giving us reports on a handful of players who are interested and/or ready to leave for the HIFL..   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 15, 2015, 01:45:32 PM
"10/4. Thank you. Future dealing now."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2015, 01:57:11 PM
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Not a problem sir.    

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2015, 01:24:24 AM
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Sir Coach Jackson is still awaiting your decision on whether or not the team is picking up his 5MM option this year as our offensive coordinator...    

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 16, 2015, 07:00:51 AM
"Thank you Xenia."

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"Coach Jackson please."

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"Coach, just wanted to let you know we are picking up your option. You did a great job with our offense and think you're a great fit here in Atlanta."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2015, 10:27:06 AM
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Excellent, glad to hear that boss.  We're going to take another step forward this year.    

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 18, 2015, 09:27:53 AM
"We just added a weapon for you, coach. I think Ezekiel is going to be a top RB in the HIFL before long. I'm going to get his agent on the phone, coach, please excuse me."

--

"Ezekiel Elliott's representation please regarding getting him under contract."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 11:18:52 AM
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Well look who won the lottery without even being in the bottom 4... GM Rebel, you know you're getting a stud.  Let's get this deal done.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 18, 2015, 12:22:55 PM
"Mike- 4 years, $6m salary, $2m PR. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 12:30:47 PM
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Perfect, that's a deal..

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 18, 2015, 12:33:49 PM
"Quick and painless. Easy enough."

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"Xenia, get Ezekiel for me, please."

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"Ezekiel, welcome to Atlanta. How's it feel to finally make it to the HIFL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 12:39:08 PM
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Man, it feels great! I can't wait to tote the rock here in A.T.L!  Coach Jackson and Coach J are two guys I trust to get me my carries, and we're going to do work!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 18, 2015, 12:42:01 PM
"I love the attitude. We want to build around the run game and I think you're going to give us an added dimension that we didn't have last season. One question before we go: we've invested heavily in to you, Ezekiel. Can you give me a few things about you that you might be interested in promoting as we work with our PR team?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2015, 01:01:23 PM
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Ha, well man, I always got a kick out of it when my boy Cardale said man "E-Z" You make it look Easy...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2015, 02:37:41 PM
"You got it, E!"

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"Representation for George Chism, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2015, 03:45:22 PM
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Alright, let's do it.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2015, 03:53:07 PM
"Mike- we're going to be good friends by the end of this offseason. 5 years, $3.5m per season for George. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2015, 11:06:54 PM
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We were wanting 3 years and 4MM, so lets do 4 yrs and 3.75 to make it even.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2015, 11:10:24 PM
"I can't argue with that, Mike. It's a deal."

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"Xenia, is coach J around or is he on vacation?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2015, 11:23:31 PM
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Hey GM Rebel, what can I do for you?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2015, 11:32:54 PM
"Sorry to bother you coach- just had a quick question. We acquired Timothy Decker a little while ago- thought he'd be a good fit in our 4-4. Does George Bishop have the skills to move to CB or perhaps a shift to FS?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2015, 11:51:13 PM
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...George Bishop??


COACH J LOOKS AT YOU AS IF YOU'VE LOST YOUR MIND
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 21, 2015, 07:13:34 AM
"Forgive me- I forgot that you guys know him as Charles. I call him George sometimes-we go way back."

"Does Charles have the skills to make a switch to CB or FS?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 21, 2015, 09:50:44 AM
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I don't know, I think he enjoys where he is at.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 21, 2015, 11:04:49 PM
"OK, thanks coach."

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"Representation for Timothy Decker, please."

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"What kind of deal are we looking for?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 21, 2015, 11:06:04 PM
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2 years and 3MM per season.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 21, 2015, 11:06:31 PM
"Done."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 21, 2015, 11:07:42 PM
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Very good.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 08:30:46 PM
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GM Rebel, 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 09:25:15 PM
"Good evening, commissioner.

I haven't heard from him. I've been on vacation and haven't been answering any voicemails. So, whatever Shapiro is up to, the Warriors don't have anything to do with it."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 09:30:25 PM
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I appreciate your time Mr. Rebel, I hope you enjoyed your vacation.   Good luck with your back to back draft picks.    

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 09:37:11 PM
"Be well, commish."

--

"Kenneth Holmes' representation, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 09:38:05 PM
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If we want to get right down to signing, its 2 years and 2MM, GM Rebel.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 09:39:47 PM
"Make it 3 for $2.5m and let's sign on the dotted line."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 09:40:14 PM
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Deal..

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 09:53:15 PM
"You're the man!"

--

"Representation for Kendrick Wells, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 09:55:02 PM
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1 year and 750K for each of them.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 09:56:59 PM
"JTC, I know value when I see them, unlike some others- I'd like at least a minimum of two years. Can we double that salary for each to go to 2 years?"

"$1.5m for 2 years for both Wells and Taylor?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 10:03:02 PM
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Deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 10:04:51 PM
"Thanks."

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"Xenia, thanks for holding my calls while on vacation. Can you update me on the Leon Vitale situation. Has he signed elsewhere?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 10:06:45 PM
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Leon Vitale is a restricted free agent, we can offer him a deal, but Pearl Harbor has the option to match the offer within 24 hours of signing.   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 10:07:39 PM
"Can you tell me if any other team has offered him a contract at this point?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 10:08:23 PM
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No sir, to my knowledge he has not been contacted..   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 10:26:38 PM
"You're the best, Xenia. Thank you."

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 10:27:44 PM
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Maybe I can go to Disney next time...   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 10:31:42 PM
"I wouldn't if I were you. You'd probably enjoy Universal more- I heard Harry Potter world is a blast."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 10:47:57 PM
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Been there, done that, It was FAB!  And that MUMMY RIDE! TOTES the best!..   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 10:53:48 PM
"Totes.

Hey, can you get the representation for UDFA FS Andy Baker? We're interested in adding him to our practice squad..."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 11:45:39 PM
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Hello there, which salary bracket do we fit into on your practice squad?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 11:47:49 PM
"$500k. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2016, 11:49:20 PM
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Sure.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2016, 11:59:43 PM
"David Ames, please."

--

"We want James Stanfield. He's the rock our OL is missing. What's it going to take to get this done?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 05, 2016, 12:16:52 AM
"We'll start the bidding with 2 years, $5m per season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:20:58 AM
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That's a nice offer, we'll think on it and let you know.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 05, 2016, 12:24:20 AM
"Thanks, David."

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"Anthony Campanelli in regards to TE Richard Lopez - one year deal, $1.25m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:35:12 AM
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Fugettaboutit!  We'll sign!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 05, 2016, 12:38:28 AM
"You 'da man."

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"Steve Rosenhaus, please."

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"I'd like to get QB Michael Royal here to backup Charles Todd. Three years, $4.5m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:44:35 AM
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Deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 05, 2016, 12:52:07 AM
"Great. Paperwork is sent in."

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"JTC, please."

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"JTC- QB Keith Barrows - 1 year, $1m. We'll give him every chance to compete for the backup QB position."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 12:58:42 AM
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Deal.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 05, 2016, 01:02:12 AM
"Hey, while I've got you here, JTC, how about QB Clark Littleton to the practice squad. One year, $500k."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2016, 01:05:14 AM
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Already signed a deal with Missouri bubba.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 05, 2016, 01:06:18 AM
"I missed that paperwork. Thanks for getting back to us, JTC."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 06, 2016, 07:25:51 AM
"David Ames again, please."

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"Just checking on our offer for James Stanfield. What do we have to do to get him signed?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 11:42:28 AM
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Actually I was just about to call you.  You've got a deal.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 06, 2016, 02:48:04 PM
"Perfect. Thanks, David. Sending in the paperwork now."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2016, 04:26:40 PM
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Fantastic.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2016, 06:50:53 PM
"JTC, please."

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"JTC, this is a conversation I didn't want to have this evening, but a necessary evil. I don't see a way where we can keep tackle David Runyan on our roster this season. I wanted to give him a chance to latch on with another team before teams finish locking in, so we're releasing him outright. Please tell him best wishes for us and if there is anything we can do to help him in the future, let us know."

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 07:04:42 PM
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Your loss.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2016, 08:45:09 PM
"Xenia, can you confirm for me our total cap remaining after the Dockery trade is at $11m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2016, 10:53:15 PM
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We have 9.38MM sir, and 13.5 in PR and we have one open roster spot, that is optional..   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 01:53:56 PM
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Sir to update you....

Timothy Decker, one of our Strong Safeties, has informed us that he is retiring so that he may go on a pilgrimage to the North Pole, where he can finally worship the ice-god Blizzardthia.

He sends his regards.

We currently need a strong safety and also have one option/optional roster spot, with 12.38MM remaining in salary and 13.5 remaining in PR.
   

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
"Can I talk to him before he goes? Is he still in the building?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 02:30:08 PM
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No sir, he is probably chest deep in snow right about now... Singing the Praises of his strange icy-god.    

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2016, 02:32:40 PM
"That's a shame. I was going to ask him to lead the boys in a round of "Let it Go" before he left."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 02:39:19 PM
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Apparently, the cold never bothered him... anyways, anyone you'd like me to phone up?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2016, 02:43:16 PM
"Yes, can we please have the representation for SS Leon Vitale?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 02:57:19 PM
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Ahhh GM Emo... hello there You CUTTER, you!

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2016, 03:05:48 PM
"Just so we're on the same page, you go across the tracks, not parellel, right?"

"Wait...that's not what I called you about."

"What's it going to reunite Mr. Vitale with Coach J?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 03:11:45 PM
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I don't know if its going to do anything...

If you want him though, it will cost you 2 yrs at 1.5MM

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2016, 03:28:49 PM
"Done."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2016, 04:34:45 PM
 
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and finalized.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2016, 10:15:29 PM
Strategies:
Backfield Strategy - Featured Back (Ezekiel Elliott)
Primary Receiver - David Beasley
Playing Time - Mostly Starters

Offensively Playcalling - Power
Run/Pass - 55/45

Defensive Playcalling - 3-4
Blitz Ratio - 70%

Ticket Prices: $300

PR Campaigns:

RB Ezekiel Elliott ($2.0m) - "The Book of Ezekiel"
- A commercial running in the Atlanta market with highlights from Ezekiel's amazing college career. The famed chapter of Ezekiel in spiritual circles is a book centered around prophecy; the commercial ends with Ezekiel slamming a large book shut with the tagline, "Ezekiel: Born to energize the HIFL." ($1m)
- We'll hold a contest where one lucky fan and their family gets to attend a day of training camp with "EE" and play catch with Atlanta's newest RB sensation. A second fan/family will get tickets to the Warriors opening game and a signed Elliot jersey. ($1m)

DT Philip Sanderson ($4.5m) - "The Pridbor"
- A commercial describing Sanderson with his proud new nickname, based upon Slavic name composed of the elements prid "first, foremost" and bor "battle," hence "foremost warrior." If you want to beat the Warriors, you've got to get through the foremost wall that is Philip Sanderson.
- Every time Sanderson gets a sack, or a tackle for a loss, a randomly selected fan gets to bang the Atlanta war drum that resonates throughout the Warriors' stadium.
- We'll have a Sanderson give-away night during the second home game of the season. The first 2,000-children will get a mini-drum to bang at specific times throughout the game.
- Sanderson will receive a special war paint and shoulder pads (ala the Legion of Doom) for pregame introductions. There will be strategically placed face painters throughout the arena for each game to mimic Sanderson's paint for fans.

TE Alfonso Scott ($2m) - "Dancing with the Star"
- All season ticket holders will be invited to a special preseason party where Alfonso Scott will challenge WR David Beasley to a dance off; with Beasley bringing his famous "Beasley Bop" and Scott introducing his brand new "Scott's Shuffle."
- Each time Alfonso scores a touchdown this season, a cannon will shoot out mini-footballs all throughout the arena.

LB Raul McDowell ($1m) - "The Wise Wolf"
- Raul in Spanish means "Wise Wolf."
- A special Warrior howl will be sent throughout the arena with every sack and/or turnover caused by McDowell.
- During pregame introductions, we'll hire a wolf to run out on the field next to McDowell.

CB Ross Dockery ($1m) - "Tick, Tock, the Football was taken by the Dock."
- A commercial playing around the Atlanta area with a clock counting down beginning with 10. Each second brings a new highlight of Dockery in the HIFL - the final second is Dockery scoring in the end zone, with the tagline, "Time's up for the receivers of the HIFL!"

Mini Camp Training:

- Ezekiel Elliott (RB) - Hands
- Eugene Nash (RT) - Pass Blocking
- Matthew Grover (WR) - Speed
- George Chism (CB) - Football IQ
- Philip Sanderson (DT) - Speed
- Kenneth Holmes (DT) - Endurance/Conditioning

Team Captains:
Charles Todd (Starting QB)
Philip Sanderson (Defense Team Captain & Front Seven Captain)
David Beasley (Offensive Team Captain & Skill Position Captain)
Jermaine Howes (Offensive Line Captain)
Ross Dockery (Defensive Backs Captain)


Lock in for training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2016, 05:52:50 PM
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Here is our post-training camp team report, sir.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2016, 10:17:32 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 20, 2016, 01:15:53 PM
"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen."

"I'm excited to get to work for another season here in Atlanta. The inaugural Warriors' season was a rousing success making the playoffs and making waves in the HIFL."

"I'm really thrilled with the way we improved on offense in the offseason. It begins with the steady hand of Charles Todd, who played an integral role in leading his team last season, and will continue to do so in to the future. David Beasley and Matthew Grover are as good as a one-two combo as there is in the league; and the Beasley-Bop will surely be a hit amongst fans again this season. Our offensive line is greatly improved with the additions of James Stanfield and Jeffery Johnson. We've invested a lot in Eugene Nash and I suspect he'll be vastly improved at the right tackle position this season."

"I think we've got a chance to be a very good defensive unit this season. There is a three headed monster up front with Chandler, Sanderson, and Matthews; Kenneth Holmes also has a chance to be special this season. Our LB crew remains unchanged from last season and I think that's a positive. These guys know each other inside and out and will be comfortable in their second season together. I'm really excited about our secondary with the additions of George Chism and Ross Dockery. We have high hopes for Chism, and understand they're will be an adjustment period, but he's got a lot of raw talent. Rodrigo Goldstein was one of the most consistent strong safeties in the HIFL last season; and the combination of Berry/London work together well at the other safety spot."

"We're thrilled with our special teams - a steady K in Rodriquez and P in McCants. They should remain a fantastic unit."

"I'd be remiss as well if I didn't mention our fantastic coaching staff. Coach J, Jackson, Collier and Fredrick are easily the best group in the league."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 02:19:47 PM
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Is it safe to assume that the 4-4 experiment on defense is dead and gone?      
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 20, 2016, 06:54:23 PM
"I wouldn't say that at all. I would say that we have a very flexible roster with guys that can play a number of different positions - and we can experiment with different formations. I appreciate that about Coach J and his crew...they keep offenses on their toes."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 10:00:37 PM
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What lead you to drafting Ezekiel Elliott?       
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 20, 2016, 10:07:19 PM
"Explosiveness. We believe Ezekiel can be a home run threat any time he touches the ball. I really envision us as a team that can physically maul teams in the running game and impose our will on them. We didn't do a very good job of that last season and E2 is going to play a large role for us this season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2016, 10:54:47 PM
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I love what I'm seeing from Ezekiel. ...I've been looking at our defense, our defensive linemen might ease my concerns a bit with their ability to get to the QB, but at the end of the day the coaches and I are going to do our best to get the boys ready to play.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2016, 02:05:09 PM
"I think the best defense is a good offense. I think Ezekiel is going to really take a load off our defense. If we can grind out some drives and get some big plays from our receivers, I think it'll keep our defense off the field for longer periods of time."

"Do we need to make some movement in our defensive secondary? I'm interested in how these guys fit in our system as opposed to some arbitrary rating. I have high hopes for Chism - I know he's going to make some mistakes along the way but does he have the potential to make an impact?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2016, 02:14:10 PM
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You know, one of my favorite things about our secondary is that we have a good blend of veterans to mentor the young guys.  It's like adding more coaches to the staff in a way.  I think we've got a good set up right now, and if we do see struggles at corner we could explore using One of our safeties on the outside, maybe..  We have talent, we just need the players to find their roles.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2016, 02:17:29 PM
"I appreciate your willingness to think outside the box, coach. You're never satisfied with the status quo - always thinking on how we can get the most out of our guys."

"Anything else you need to discuss with me before I start making my rounds to some of the other coaches and our players?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2016, 02:30:45 PM
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Nothing at this time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 23, 2016, 12:33:31 PM
"Thanks."

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"Coach Jackson, please."

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"Coach, we're pretty much set offensively. We've got a new backfield with a FB/RB combo that could be deadly. Our OL is vastly improved; but do you see Eugene Nash's light coming on in pass protection? I want to stick with him but want to make sure that he doesn't hold us back."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:18:26 PM
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Eugene is definitely improving.  I was happy to see him make big strides.  He might still struggle at times, but I don't see him being the record-setting sacks allowed man he was last year.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 23, 2016, 02:21:05 PM
"Coach, are you OK? You're looking a little older all of the sudden."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:26:31 PM
 
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...What are you talking about?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 23, 2016, 02:30:33 PM
"Forgive me, I closed my eyes for a second, and I swear you sounded just like Coach J. I'm glad you're doing alright, though."

"I read in our report that Charles Todd struggled a bit in camp. Can you work closely with him to see if we can make sure he doesn't fall in to any bad habits? I believe in Charles and honestly believe he's a guy that can lead us where we need to go. Would you agree?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 02:40:44 PM
 
 
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[i I think so too, we'll work on him and try to keep him at his best.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 23, 2016, 06:31:10 PM
"You're the man, coach."

--

"Xenia, can you get David Ames for me, please."

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"David, I've got an extra roster spot after camp and I noticed Andrew Espino is still unsigned. I think we've got one of the most explosive guys in the league at receiver in Beasley, and another in Matthew Grover, who's really coming on. I think adding Espino to the slot would really make this offense high-powered. What kind of contract is he looking at to sign?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 06:58:47 PM
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We have a deal from the APL for 3 yrs and 5MM per season. We would do 1 year at 5MM here.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 23, 2016, 07:24:41 PM
"I can do that, David. Thanks."

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"Gregory Neal, please."

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"Hey Greg, first of all, let me say welcome to Atlanta. The minute we found out that you were available, I got on the phone with Coach J, and we discussed making you a Warrior."

"Now, I know Orlando isn't the bastion of stability, but we've got a plan for you. Coach J and our defensive staff seems to think you'll be a heckuva cornerback. I know Orlando worked on moving you in that direction before trading you. Right now, I've got you penciled in next to Dockery as our starting CB. Are you comfortable making that switch?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 07:38:48 PM
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I'm all in Mr. Rebel, I gave 3 years of my life to Orlando, tried to make them happy they drafted me in the first round back in 2013... I guess back to back pro-bowls isn't enough.

Look, you'll get my all on every play, but especially when we play that snake in the grass GM Phoenix.  Orlando will never forget the day they gave up on me, for what? ...Some rookie WR nobody even heard of?  AND they gave up a draft pick too... I mean man, what the... but nevermind.  I'm a Warrior now. ATL Stand up!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 23, 2016, 07:55:39 PM
"That's great to hear, Greg. We are happy to have you here."

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"Xenia, last call before we lock in. Can you get me Charles Todd?"

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"Hey Charles. Hope you had a great offseason. I wanted to get your input in the preseason and how much action that you think you needed to get ready for the season. I was thinking about playing you extensively the first game and giving you the second one off. What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2016, 09:29:27 PM
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That sounds perfect to me boss. Thanks.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 25, 2016, 11:22:41 AM
"Good luck."
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Game 1: Charles Todd plays majority of game at QB. Coaches determine rest of depth chart.
Game 2: James Blankenship gets the start and all snaps. Coaches determine rest of depth chart.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2016, 12:01:29 AM
 
S7 PRESEASON

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PRESEASON AND ANY NEWS YOU WISH TO TOUCH ON
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 27, 2016, 12:39:55 PM
"Good evening."

"The preseason was kind to us this season. We managed to split the games but we're not concerned with the win/loss records during this time. I'm looking for improvement from our guys and seeing our young guys with a fire in their belly for their first game action. We're obviously thrilled with Ezekiel and what he showed he was capable of being an impact player from the beginning in the HIFL."

"I feel like our defense showed some fire - and that's without Greg Neal playing as he learned to get caught up in our systems before week one."

"Now to what I'm sure you've all come to ask about. The impending fine on our franchise for my lack of attention in our financial dealings. I failed to calculate the cap holds of Malcolm Crisp and David Runyon in to my budget and I unfortunately cost this franchise dearly. I've been a shrewd steward of the cap since arriving here in Atlanta with hopes of selectively adding impact players as they became available. I believe we've done that with both Neal and Andrew Espino. I'll be talking with commissioner Wilkinson soon enough to discuss our infractions."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2016, 11:21:46 PM
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Hello sir, the media understands that we have business with the league office so they are going to hold questions until next week...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 28, 2016, 09:10:12 AM
"Sounds good. Please get me the commissioner on the line."

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"Commissioner,

First of all, allow me to apologize for our mismanagement of the cap. It was a simple error but cost our franchise dearly. As a general manager, when I fail at my job, it leaves a black eye on the league, and for that, I'm truly sorry.

Your time is valuable and I won't waste it. You're a smart man and you've been open to listening to appeals in the past. I won't try to argue that a fine is necessary because the mismanagement of the cap was completely my fault. However, I'd like to propose two things:

1. I will, of course, balance our books to make sure we're under budget again.

2. Instead of the $5m penalty on our cap this season and next, can we pay the total $10 million out of my PR budget (which perhaps could be used for Excel management classes for incompetent GM's like myself, kidding, I think...) and use that money to help the cause of the HIFL this season for whatever you deem necessary?

Thank you for consideration."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2016, 12:19:45 PM

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GM Rebel, I appreciate your apology and your willingness to comply with the rules in a hasty manor, unfortunately the league has a very strict policy established for punishments of this nature.  While the league reserves the right to alter punishments to include PR and/or draft pick penalties, we have set aside a punishment over the past few season that we are sticking too for first time offenders.   The 2 year $5MM salary cap reduction/fine will have to remain in place, but your creativity is appreciated, it's nice to hear something like that instead of someone just begging for a free pass.

Please be more careful in the future, and good luck this season. 

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 29, 2016, 11:27:20 AM
"I'm sorry we couldn't make an amendment to our punishment but thanks for at least hearing me out."

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"Admiral Deep, please, Xenia."

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"Admiral, I've got a couple players that I think you might be interested in that would help swab the decks of the APL this season."

"TE Alfonso Scott - a real talented kid. He's raw but has the ability to really be a weapon for you. Also, QB Michael Royal. Has done some good things in the HIFL and could really help you this season. I'm not looking for much in return - I'm looking for another TE if you have one you might be looking to move."

"What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2016, 12:49:47 PM

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GM Rebel, we are still pleased with the last quarterback you sent us in Reggie Lawson.  We see him as a bright part of our future. I'm sorry, but we are not interested.... arrrrrrrrrrrg
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 31, 2016, 03:27:24 PM
"Thanks for taking my call Admiral."

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"Xenia, get me Willy Freedman, please."

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"Mr. Freedman, I'm looking to move TE Alfonso Scott. Any interest in him? Not looking for anything in return. I know you've got money and with Dan Rhodes at OC, you'll be able to develop him quickly."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2016, 08:52:19 PM

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A first round pick who has yet to reach his potential... I'd love to take him, consider it done.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2016, 02:35:57 PM
"I had great hopes for him in Atlanta. He'll play hard for you."

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"Steve Rosenhaus, please."

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"Steve, I'm going to keep this short. This has been a phone call I've been dreading. I made a grave mistake and I've got to make amends for some accounting errors I've made. Michael Royal is a guy we like in our backup QB slot, and would like to keep him around, but we're going to have to squeeze and finagle somewhere."

"Can I convince you to drop his salary down to $3.5m for this season? I'll make it up via PR, and we'll add in language in to the contract that Royal can become a FA after this season if he'd like, a player option, or we'll bump his salary up to an even $5m with the two years remaining after this season if he decides to stick it out."

"I know I'm barking up the wrong tree here, but I'm really out of options. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2016, 03:40:45 PM
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Not a chance, we just signed this deal.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2016, 03:49:53 PM
"You did. I've screwed up and I don't have much wiggle room. I'm just going to have to take my medicine and use the amnesty clause to release Michael. Best of luck to him in the future."

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(OOC: LET'S PRETEND SR YELLS AT ME HERE AND CALLS ME NAMES).

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"Bobby Shapiro, please."

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"Bobby, looking to sign Kevin Caldwell here. A one year deal worth $1m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2016, 03:59:44 PM
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Certainly, make it so!

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2016, 04:29:20 PM
YOU ARE NOW IN COMPLIANCE WITH LEAGUE CAP AND ROSTER REQUIREMENTS
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2016, 04:52:38 PM
"Xenia,

Gather the team for me quickly."

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"Gentlemen,

I need to issue an apology. I'm not going to beat around the bush. I made a major mistake and we're collectively paying for it. I'm not going to give some kind of rah-rah speech. You're grown men and you know what the stakes are. But I made that more challenging for you. And I'm sorry. I'm going to make it up to you all. I don't know how but I will."

"Good luck this week, gentlemen. Show the league what true Warriors are made of."

--

"Here's our lock-in info. First name listed is starter."

Atlanta depth chart:

QB: Todd, Blankenship
RB: Elliott, Young, Wells
FB: Newberry
TE: Brooks, Caldwell
WR: Beasley, Grover, Espino, Castro, Rodriquez
G: Howes (L) & Stanfield (R), Taylor
T: Seal (L) & Nash (R), Case
C: Johnson, Hundley

DE: Chandler, Matthews
DT: Sanderson, Holmes
LB: Gallaraga, Miller, McDowell, Abrams
CB: Dockery, Neal, Bowman, Chism
SS: Goldstein, Vitale
FS: Berry, London

K: Rodriquez
P: McCants

KR, PR - coaches decision.

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LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2016, 08:06:55 PM
S7 WEEK 1 RESULTS

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THE MEDIA WAITS FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR GAME, YOUR WEEK AND ANY NEWS YOU WISH TO TOUCH ON
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 02, 2016, 09:15:33 PM
"Good evening. After a really hard week, these guys came out, and really delivered a massive home run. Orlando's not without talent - their secondary is unmatched personnel wise in the HIFL, but our guys executed beautifully."

"I thought our offensive line played one of it's best games since Atlanta's inception. Our defense giving up 10 points, with Greg Neal playing his first game at CB, and notching 2 INT's was absolutely vital. I love his passion and I'm excited to watch his progression as a cornerback in this league. Overall, we have a tremendous amount of potential with this team and I'm really excited to see it unfold."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2016, 09:45:53 PM
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Great start to our season, despite that terrible accounting issue.  30-10, is great any time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 02, 2016, 09:49:53 PM
"I'm hoping that we can put that past us and gain some momentum off of this win. Our defense was excellent. I had high hopes that it would be but something was different than last year."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2016, 10:04:26 PM
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I think they are more comfortable in the system and are trusting each other more.  It's definitely a good thing to see.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 03, 2016, 12:27:03 PM
"I expected Espino to have a little more impact. What's the story there?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2016, 12:50:14 PM
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He just didn't get open, from what I saw.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 03, 2016, 08:47:09 PM
"Fair enough. I'm going to call him for a chat. Thanks, coach."

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"Andrew Espino, please."

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"Hey Andrew. How are you liking Atlanta so far?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2016, 10:05:39 PM
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So far I'm liking it man.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 03, 2016, 10:11:41 PM
"Good deal. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I know week one was tough for you but I didn't expect it to go easy with us signing you so late in the offseason. I want to encourage you to keep working hard in the playbook and getting on the same page with our quarterbacks. I think you're the X-Factor for our team and want to make sure that you're as comfortable as you can be in our offense."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 12:16:06 AM
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Thanks boss, I'll definitely do more next week, I'm feeling better about the playbook already.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 04, 2016, 11:35:29 AM
"I know you will. That's the kind of person you are - you're going to work hard until you've found success. It takes time to build a rapport and I know you're going to put in the work."

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"Carlos Gallaraga, please."

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"Heckuva game, Carlos. Holding them to 67-yards total rushing is a huge accomplishment, and you played a huge part in that - stopping the run and really getting after the passer. Two sacks! How'd it feel?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2016, 11:42:49 AM
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It was just what I wanted to do, go out and show people that at 30, I am going to have a monster season and punish anyone who touches that football!
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 06, 2016, 10:56:55 AM
"Keep it up. You've got a lot of football left."

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Let's go ahead and lock in.

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2016, 10:15:23 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 13, 2016, 10:17:11 AM
"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen."

"Tough week for us in Atlanta. While there isn't any shame in losing to a team like Oakland - they're easily one of the top teams in the league, but I'm not interested in moral victories. We're right on the cusp and I think we're going to take this loss and use it to motivate ourselves. We're right there, and ready to take the next step."

"I'm really happy with the way our defense has played over the first two weeks. Carlos Gallaraga continues to turn the clock back and have tremendous performances. He's been a maniac out there on the field. The guy can't work any harder than he's done since training camp. Those are the types of guys that I want leading our defense. Our DL had several hits behind the line of scrimmage and Gary Neal continues to be the ballhawk that we hoped he'd be when we acquired him."

"Offensively, Charles Todd continues to be the steady hand that we've needed him to be. He directs this offense and putting together a game in which he completed 21/26 passes, and no turnovers, is what we expect from the quarterback position. We would certainly like to see those TD numbers go up but with as strong a running game as we have at the moment, we're going to keep feeding the rock to our outstanding rookie Ezekiel Elliott."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2016, 10:38:45 AM
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Last season you swept DC in the regular season, the defending champs come in this week undefeated.  What do you have to do to get another win over the Cobras and take first place in the South East?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 13, 2016, 10:45:30 AM
"DC's a heckuva team. I won't argue with that. They have some holes that can be exploited - I think their offensive line is solid but I know coach J and coach Collier will be creative enough to get some pressure on Christian Sullivan and force him in to some quick throws. We'll have to limited their big plays down the field. I also think our running game will be important to keep time of possession on our side."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2016, 10:57:45 AM
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Two possessions after our field goal in the 4th quarter, and we couldn't get into scoring range, that stings, but we were close.  The team will learn form the game.  DC's offensive line has given up a league worst 12 sacks so far this year, I think we can really give Sullivan nightmares.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 15, 2016, 08:09:34 AM
"Absolutely. We will need to ramp up the pressure considerably. I believe our guys will make his life miserable this week."

"I don't really have anything pressing this week. Do you think there is anything we need to address with the team?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2016, 10:15:30 AM
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Nothing stands out to me right now.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 15, 2016, 10:20:04 AM
"Let's get focused on DC."

Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Coaches decision
Changes: Lets boost our blitzing percentage by 10% for this week.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2016, 12:33:00 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 28, 2016, 08:19:47 PM
"Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

Another really tough loss. Oakland and D.C. back-to-back is a really challenging stretch to begin our season but our guys have been right there. If the ball bounces another way, we're talking about a different result, and GM Jon's crying in his dress blues.

I'm beyond ecstatic at the way Ezekiel Elliott has begun this season. I'm even more impressed with his attitude. This isn't a game where one guy can do everything on his own. He's got 5 road graders moving that defensive line in front of him; and they've done an excellent job creating lanes for him to run. Coach Jackson has this team moving and I'm thrilled with our progress.

Any question?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 09:35:02 AM
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You've lost your last two games by a combined 4 points, is it bad luck or a lack of execution that has your team 1-2?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 29, 2016, 09:38:04 AM
"I don't believe in luck, and I'm confident in the way Coach J and our team has implemented our game plan. Sometimes things just don't work out. Listen, if we were losing by multiple touchdowns, or against teams that are  in complete disarray, that's one thing. But we're going against the cream of the crop in the HIFL and we're right there."

"I'm not going to panic. We're 1-2 in a long, long season. We've got a lot of time left in a very young season and I believe we're built for the long haul."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 09:52:42 AM
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Good answers, as always.  Now on to Vegas, they are a wounded animal, so we need to put them down, but be careful not to let them lash out like the little injured raccoons they are.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 29, 2016, 09:56:39 AM
"No reason to let the media trip us up. I believe in this team and I think we're fully capable of running off 5-6 wins in a row and we'll forget we were ever 1-2."

"Anything to discuss this week? Las Vegas is limping in to our matchup and we've got to take advantage."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 11:30:20 AM
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If May sits again, I think we will get a very decisive win, if May plays, then it will be a challenge, but I think we have the run game to keep their offense off the field.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 29, 2016, 02:44:46 PM
"I liked the way we got after the Cobra's on defense. Should we keep our blitz ratio that high? A steady running game and putting May on his heiney might be the recipe we're looking for. What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2016, 09:34:02 PM
 
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It sounds like a sound plan, let's keep the pressure on.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 01, 2016, 02:02:42 PM
"I like it. Thanks, coach."

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"Ezekiel Elliott, please."

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"Heckuva run, Ezekiel. You've really transitioned in to the HIFL as easily as I could have hoped for you!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 01, 2016, 09:11:22 PM
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Thanks boss, it's all thanks to Coach Jackson and that o-line, they're making my life easy.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 01, 2016, 09:16:07 PM
"You're going to go far in this league as long as you keep that attitude. This is the reason why drafted you: talent and character. This game is all about how you treat your teammates and you can be the best player in the league but if those 5 guys don't block for you, you're sunk."

"Keep that mindset up and you're going places, Ezekiel. I absolutely believe that."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 01, 2016, 09:23:16 PM
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Haha, I hope so boss man, and I hope I get to do it in an ATL jersey.  WE are going to go places man, WE.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 01, 2016, 09:31:58 PM
"Man, that's music to my ears!"

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Let's go ahead and lock in. Same as last week!
Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2016, 11:38:50 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 14, 2016, 01:36:55 PM
"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for coming."

"Big game for us this week- Las Vegas may be struggling but they certainly aren't a pushover. I really liked the way our guys came out aggressive and got out to a big lead. I thought Charles Todd did a great job getting everyone involved and Ezekiel, although his average was a bit lower than usual, churned out some tough yards and kept the clock moving. I think we got a little complacent on defense at the end of the game."

"Unfortunately, our win on the field was overshadowed by the off-the-field antics of Philip Sanderson. We're investigating what happened and will update the press when we have any more information."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 06:18:08 PM
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Is suspension on the table at the current time in regards to Sanderson?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 14, 2016, 06:31:41 PM
"We are investigating the incident with Philip. When we've reached a conclusion as to what punishment, if any, he's facing, we'll let you know."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 07:09:39 PM
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Well hell, we get a big win and then we get this great flaming bag of dog poop on our door...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 14, 2016, 07:15:33 PM
"We play the hand we're dealt, right? I'm going to get a copy of the police report and talk with Philip. If he's guilty, he's going to sit 3 games. Our players must be held responsible for their actions; this isn't St. Paul. But I'm not going to rush to judgment just yet. Are you comfortable with a 3-game suspension if warranted?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 07:18:31 PM
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It is a strong statement, and I believe that it would put the entire team on notice as to who we are and what we stand for.  I have a copy of the report, and it appears all the reports we have heard so far are accurate, Philip lost his cool and got into some trash talk with a fellow casino goer, it escalated as Philip struggled with his losing bets, and erupted when the other party won big at Philip's expense. 

Unfortunate, but I think we may also want to attempt to deter our players from doing things like going out after games, but we don't want to squeeze them too tight, that is up to you though.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 14, 2016, 07:39:57 PM
"I agree- in an ideal world, I'd love to install a curfew and keep them out of casinos but they're grown men, and we don't need to handcuff them completely. But we will make sure that they're held accountabile for their actions."

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"Philip Sanderson, please."

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"Hey Philip, give me your side of the story- as you're aware, there are some news reports circulating that you were a little disruptive at casino after our game last week. Tell me what happened?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 14, 2016, 10:55:09 PM
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Man you heard what happened, I don't back down from no punk ass bitch, he wants to go and poke the bear, the bear gonna bite his damned head off man.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 15, 2016, 09:32:30 AM
"I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt. I gave you every opportunity to come in here and offer an explanation of what happened. But simply poking the bear isn't enough of a reason for why one of the leaders of this franchise are out starting fights at Las Vegas casinos. It's inexcusable behavior for a player of your calibre and you've left me with really no wiggle room here."

"You'll figure this out - but you've got to learn when to pick your battles. You're always going to have someone trying to take advantage of you or get you riled up."

"But we're not going to stand for this type of behavior from our players. You're suspended for three games. During those three games, you're going to bust your rear end to get better. You've let your team down, you've let this franchise down, and you've put us in a real bind here. I'm going to fly you out to our facility in London and spend time with our trainers there during your suspension. You're going to come back even better than you were before."

"Finally, before you're reinstated, you're going to offer an apology to this team. Do you understand?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 02:48:51 PM
 
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Shit... You think you're the sheriff or something?  ...harsh man, hey hey... my hands are up, don't shoot.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 15, 2016, 04:31:28 PM
"In this city, I'm the sheriff."

"Last time I had a star player try and show me up, I ended up sending him home, and I then won a championship. You have two opportunities here: accept the punishment or don't. What's it going to be?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 15, 2016, 08:40:17 PM
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Easy their Sheriff Ferguson. Chill your trigger man. I'm gone.

PHILIP SANDERSON PUTS HIS HANDS UP AND WALKS OUT OF THE OFFICE, ACCEPTING HIS SUSPENSION
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 17, 2016, 01:35:02 PM
"Doc, can I have a health update? We had a few guys listed on the injury report - want to see if we're going to have Charles Todd and Chris Chandler this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2016, 07:59:24 PM
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I'd say Todd can "probably" start and that I "Question" whether or not Chandler returns... consider Chandler's situation is not truly an injury as much as it is a family emergency, I can't predict his future.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 18, 2016, 02:16:54 PM
"Thanks, Doc."

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"Christopher Chandler, please."

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"Hey Chris - I'm just checking in on you. I've heard through the grapevine that you've got an emergency that you're currently tending to and just want to check and see if there is anything I can do?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2016, 07:13:16 PM
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Thanks for asking, but it's a personal thing boss, I just need to take care of things at home, I'll be back as soon as I can.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 19, 2016, 04:30:32 PM
"Ok."

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Lock in.
Coaching staff to make lineup choices.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2016, 04:45:12 PM
 
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With our suspension of Sanderson, we would be wise to sign another Defensive Tackle..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 19, 2016, 04:49:52 PM
Did you have anybody in mind?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2016, 05:00:05 PM
 
 
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Steve Marshall, veteran DT with 43 sacks over his 6 years in the HIFL for New Jersey and Tombstone... Could also give us coverage in case Chandler doesn't end up playing this week..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 19, 2016, 07:01:18 PM
"Thanks, coach. I'll see what I can do."

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"Xenia, I don't have numbers in front of me. Can you verify what we have left in cap space?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2016, 07:17:44 PM
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3.63MM sir
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 19, 2016, 07:25:00 PM
"You're the best. While you're here, can you put me in touch with the agent for Steve Marshall?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2016, 09:15:38 PM
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Hello there, what's the offer?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 19, 2016, 09:21:23 PM
"1m for the rest of the season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2016, 09:28:10 PM
 
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Make it 1.5MM and we're on the way.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 21, 2016, 10:07:14 AM
"Sure."

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Lock in round two.
Coaches make all depth chart decisions.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 22, 2016, 11:06:29 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 22, 2016, 12:17:03 PM
"Good morning, all -

The HIFL is as tough a league to win as there is in professional sports. We've played 5 really tough games so far and the schedule doesn't get any easier. Hats off to the Dragons - they're a tremendous team and they came out firing.

Our guys put up a heckuva fight and while the outcome wasn't exactly what we wanted - we've certainly planted some seeds for a great run to end the season. Charles Todd was outstanding yet again; we knew from the moment we selected him in the expansion draft that he was going to be the guy to lead this franchise. It wasn't a hunch - we knew with his character and his ability to play the quarterback position that he'd be our long term starter in Atlanta.

Ezekiel's hit a little bit of a wall but he's resilient. To be fair, we've asked a lot of him this season as a rookie, and he's handled it like a champion. Carlos Gallaraga is a machine right now. He's absolutely putting on a linebacker clinic at the moment.

Unfortunately, we're still talking about the Philip Sanderson nonsense. It's a done deal. That doof in New Jersey, who's probably going to wind-up in a mental facility in three years, can run his mouth and spout on Twitter all he wants. Sanderson can even agree with him; that's his right. But I've been hired to run this franchise and I'm going to make the decisions that help us put our best foot forward. We will not tolerate that behavior - on or off the field here in Atlanta. Case closed.

Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 22, 2016, 10:02:02 PM
 
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You've been labeled a fascist, do you believe your style of management falls into that category?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 22, 2016, 10:07:40 PM
"My style of management is one that looks after the best interest of this franchise - our players and our fans. You can call it whatever you'd like. We believe in accountability and each player is held to the same standard regardless of position on this team."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 22, 2016, 10:36:31 PM
 
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Is it true that Sanderson's suspension also includes forced training in London while he is on leave without pay?      
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 22, 2016, 10:45:45 PM
"That's an internal matter. Philip has been given clear instructions on what he needs to do to rejoin this team."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2016, 11:19:09 AM
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Alabama currently sits ahead of you in the standings, but statistically your team is better in every way but run defense where they rank #1, is this weeks game a chance to make a real statement in your division?       
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 23, 2016, 12:58:52 PM
"I don't believe in must win games when we're not even halfway through the season but this is one that we absolutely have to have. They may not carry a high ranking in some areas but they are an extremely dangerous team. I have no doubt that our boys will put together a gameplay that gives us every opportunity to come out ahead."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2016, 01:11:38 PM
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A Fascist, huh? ...Have you seen Princess Bride?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 23, 2016, 01:35:50 PM
"They can say whatever they want about me. How's the team holding up?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2016, 01:59:33 PM
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Fine.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 23, 2016, 02:11:03 PM
"Tell me what's really going on, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2016, 02:15:39 PM
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The team's morale is fine.  The offensive line has been in a bit of a rut, but other than that the entire team has good to high morale.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 23, 2016, 02:27:45 PM
"Thanks, coach."

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"Coach Jackson, please."

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"Anything you think we can do to jumpstart Ezekiel out of his little rut? Kid's been running hard, the OL has improved 100% since last season. Any ideas?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2016, 03:36:29 PM
 
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Nothing really springs to mind, but it would be nice to find away to get him going because Alabama's run defense is tough.  If we can get going this week, nobody can stop E.E.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 25, 2016, 12:36:10 PM
"Hopefully we'll be able to figure out a winning solution."

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"Christopher Chandler, please."

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"Hey Chris - how are things going? Wanted to check on you and see how things were going?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 25, 2016, 01:06:26 PM
 
 
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Thanks boss, things are good and taken care of on the home front, I'm ready to get back in there and drop some QBs
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 26, 2016, 03:04:56 PM
"Good."

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Let's lock in.
Coaches make depth chart decisions.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 31, 2016, 05:45:07 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 05, 2016, 02:56:06 PM
"Sorry to keep you all waiting. I've had some stuff come up."

"I'm frustrated at our results - we're 2-4 and have the talent to be way ahead of where we are at the moment. Our team is working hard, our coaches are putting in hours around the clock. We're just not connecting. We've got time to figure this out but our margin for error the rest of the way is extremely small."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 05, 2016, 10:30:33 PM
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That was a game we should have won, I'm sorry we let you down..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 06, 2016, 10:58:09 AM
"I'm at a loss, coach. I don't know what's going on. We're going to have to really switch some things up - all I know is that we can't continue down the same path we're on. This week is a must-win for us if we want to remain relevant through the end of the season."

"I was happy to see Ezekiel get back on track but Charles and the passing game really struggled. Any thoughts on how we might get our offense back on track?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 06, 2016, 11:10:18 AM
 
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I think a team rallying speech would be a good start.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 11, 2016, 02:56:38 PM
"Xenia, let's gather the team."

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"Gentlemen,

I've got to apologize. I've failed you.

My job is to put this team in the best possible scenario to succeed and I've got to lead by example. Life has been hectic for me and I've failed in my job as a general manager. I've not been the most attentive that I could have been over the last few weeks.

You stand at a crossroads. You have an opportunity to either rise to the top of the totem poll or occupy space at the bottom. We've had a very challenging few weeks. We've lost a really good player to suspension, we've had the injury bug creep on us, and we've had some of our brothers deal with very real circumstances at home that kept them off of the football field. It hasn't been easy.

But gentlemen...we are warriors.

We could either sink or swim. We could choose to live defeated and mail in the rest of the season or we can choose to fight forward. Our attitude determines if we're victims of our circumstances or if we're warriors.

I think you're warriors.

A warrior fears the battle he missed. More than any fight he can make his own, he fears the fight that’s gone, that ended without him, that no feat of arms can change.

Right now, we're headed for a missed battle. If the season ended today, we're on the outside looking in, and that should absolutely kill you inside. There isn't anything worse than sitting back and watching idly by why these other subservient teams compete for your championship. You don't want to be in that position. You don't want to look back at the end of the year and leave a fight out there on the field.

Let's change our fate. This week. Let's go out and win the way that we know how.

We're warriors. Prove it."

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Lock In.
Coaches make depth chart decisions.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 19, 2016, 10:07:11 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 22, 2016, 03:11:32 PM
"Massive victory for us. I'm so proud of our guys."

"Our backs were against the wall. 2-5 would have been a huge hole to dig ourselves out of the rest of the way. It wouldn't have been impossible but would have been a really tough stretch. We've given ourselves a chance to compete the rest of the season in our division and that's all I can ask of our guys."

"Charles Todd has become one of the steadiest quarterbacks in the league this season. He finds ways to will our team to win; and his touchdown toss to Kevin Caldwell with a minute left was clutch. Ezekiel continues to be our workhorse with some incredible blocking up front with our offensive line. I can't speak enough of the development of Eugene Nash this season. Our defense held us in the game. Gallaraga has been a man possessed; 3 more sacks this season."

"Missouri may be winless but they'll be hungry. They have a stronger running game and will be determined to test our defense. I'm looking forward to seeing how our team competes as we have a chance to pull even and get back in the race."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 12:34:24 AM
 
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News this week is that Philip Sanderson has called himself a changed man after realizing the team and the league moved on just fine without him.  He says that he has learned the value of character, and credits your hard-line discipline for what "opened his eyes" so how does that make you feel?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 23, 2016, 06:41:46 PM
"Honestly, it doesn't make me feel good to see a young man, who we're extremely high on, have to sit out three games. We like Philip a ton and think he's a great kid. He'll learn from his mistakes and I think he'll be ready to get back after it this week after being gone."

"I'm convinced we have THE best locker room in the league. We have a good strong mix of veterans that understand what it takes to win. I think Philip will come back with the right attitude and our guys will welcome him."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 06:53:18 PM
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Good team win, lets follow it up with another one.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 23, 2016, 06:57:24 PM
"Absolutely."

"I haven't checked in with Philip during his suspension. Have you spoken with him? If so, what's his mindset? Who do we let go to create roster spot?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 07:09:12 PM
 
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I haven't spoken to him, but from his interview with ESPN the Magazine I'd say he is ready to get back on the field and prove he's changed his attitude.

...As for the cuts, our options are OG Mark Taylor, 1 yr 1MM, OT Eugene Nash or Jonathan Case at 2 yrs 4.5MM and 1 yr 2MM respectively, one of our DTs in Holmes or Marshall at 3 yrs 2.5MM and 1 yr 1.5MM, or a corner like Chism, 3 yrs 3.75MM....

That's just who we CAN cut without having a roster issue, not saying we should cut any one of them over the others.

If we are cutting a DT, I honestly think Marshall has done more than Holmes has.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 23, 2016, 07:14:17 PM
"Thanks for your input as always coach."

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"Philip Sanderson, please."

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"Hey Philip, welcome back to the building. We're ready to get you back on the active roster. Are you ready to put the past three weeks behind us?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2016, 07:18:02 PM
 
 
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Yes sir.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 24, 2016, 11:46:50 AM
"Glad to hear it, Philip. Welcome back."

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"Xenia, can you confirm to me that we're one over the allotted roster amount with the addition of Mr. Sanderson back on to our roster?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 24, 2016, 12:23:17 PM
 
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We would be one man over the roster limit, therefor in violation, if we were to reinstate Mr. Sanderson at this time, sir.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 30, 2016, 10:59:02 AM
'Amber Molina, please.'
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'Amber, we're going to be releasing Mark Taylor. Please pass on our best wishes for Mark and thank him for his service to the Warriors.'
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Rotation: Mostly starters
Tempo: Slow
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Depth chart: Philip Sanderson back to the depth chart at DT.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on April 30, 2016, 10:59:22 AM
Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2016, 05:30:04 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. What do you think of the news that Philip Sanderson has refused to return to the team and has demanded a trade after you failed to clear a roster spot for him to bring him back to the team?

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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 05, 2016, 08:53:05 PM
1. What happened this week: what did your team do right, what did they do wrong?

"We came out of the gate firing. I was proud of our guys - Missouri wasn't going to come in here and rollover. We needed to really get out to a lead and eliminate any glimmer of hope for the Bruins. Elliott's proving once again why we invested in him with such a high pick. The defense again showed up; Carlos Gallaraga is a man on a mission. Charles Todd continues to dissect opposing defenses with such precision."

2. Grade your Coaches, your offense, and your defense up to this point in the season...

"I'll give my coaching staff a solid B. We have done some really good things this year and I fully expect them to continue to get the most out of our players."

"Offensively, we've struggled at times, and excelled at others. I'm going to go with a B- but I know those guys are hungry and will push to become more efficient offensively."

"Defensively? I give them an A. They've overcome a lot and kept us in a lot of games."

3. Grade yourself and the job you've done through 8 games this year...

"F. I've failed. Big time. My mistakes have led to cap penalties and players looking to be traded. I've got to be better."

4. What do you think of the news that Philip Sanderson has refused to return to the team and has demanded a trade after you failed to clear a roster spot for him to bring him back to the team?

"Listen, nobody is as sick over this as I am. I'm to blame for the paperwork failing to go through to the HIFL offices and I'm completely disgusted with myself. I discussed the details with our coaching staff but unfortunately, did not submit the information properly. The buck stops with me and if Mr. Sanderson doesn't change his mind, Atlanta will be losing one heckuva player."

"Philip has done everything we've asked of him - he's learned from his mistakes and I've got nothing but respect for him. We'll do everything we can to keep him a Warriors uniform."

5. With 8 Games left in the regular season, what is your main focus going forward?

"Get to the playoffs and then it's a whole new ball game."

6. What do you have to do to prepare for this week's game?

"Music City at 3-5 isn't going to be a pushover. They'll be ready. We've got to really continue to shore up our pass defense and be ready for their attack."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 05, 2016, 09:16:05 PM
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GM Rebel, despite our ups and downs, I was prepared to come in and praise your work, your handling of Mr. Sanderson, and your likelihood of reaching the goals I set out for you at the start of the season, which was to compete for the division title and make the playoffs... but this news that our young developing star Philip Sanderson now wants a trade or a ridiculous pay increase that would ruin our salary cap due to your mistake has me furious.  Make things right one way or another, and be sure we make the damn playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 06, 2016, 11:53:21 AM
"We'll turn this around."

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"Coach J. Great win this week and I'm sorry that the conversation unfortunately has turned from how we've battled back from an early hole to my mistakes as GM. I'm going to do whatever I can to make it right and make sure we're still at the thick of things at the end of the season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 11:56:47 AM
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Alright, I'll let you get on it..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 06, 2016, 12:05:45 PM
"Thanks, coach."

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"Charles Todd, please."

--

"Hey Charles. Great game last week."

"One of the things that initially jumped out to us when we decided we wanted you as a quarterback was something that not everybody has. You can have all the ability in the world but if you can't get people to follow you, then, well, you're pretty much fighting a losing battle from the beginning."

"You've always displayed that for us. You have been a leader for this team since the first time we took the field."

"Charles, I'm calling in a favor. I've messed up and I've failed this team in many ways. And we're going to fix it. We're going to do everything we can to make sure that the dust settles and these conversations about locker room distractions nipped in the bud. I want us focused on nothing but winning games and making it to the playoffs."

"I know that you have significant sway in the locker room. You've earned it. Can you put in a little additional work this week and make sure that these guys have their minds focused in the right direction? Make sure that we stay focused on winning on the field? This team will follow you and so I'm asking you to help me keep our minds strictly on football."

"Can you do that for me?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 12:21:11 PM
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I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 06, 2016, 12:26:33 PM
"Thank you."

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"JTC, please."

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"JTC... I don't have much to say except for my apology for leaving Sanderson off the active roster this week. Now, I'd absolutely hate to have Sanderson leave the Warriors, a place where he's adored by tons of fans, over my mistake. Can we fix this?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 01:12:53 PM
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Well of course we can fix it... Lets bump our salary up to $11MM and call it even.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 06, 2016, 01:19:16 PM
"Meet me at $9m, which more than covers the game check that he missed from last week, an additional $500k in PR to bring his total to $5m, one of the highest in the league, and make that deal begin next season, and we can make that happen."

"Just to recap:

Beginning in season 8 - two years, $9m in salary, $5m in PR."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 01:21:33 PM
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You come to me asking for help making a very big and very angry man happy, and then you attempt to counter my offer with a "starting next year" raise...

...let's find a trade partner, we're done here.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 06, 2016, 01:27:34 PM
"A very big, and very angry man that has already cost me three games of his service because he was unable to control himself at Vegas casino."

"He made a mistake. I made a mistake. I tried to meet you in the middle and make amends for my mistake."

"But if he wants out, I'll do the best I can to accommodate that."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 01:31:09 PM
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If you can't find a deal that moves us now, and have to make an "effective season 8" trade, then we will quietly sit out the rest of the season on the suspension list, we just need to know a trade has been made.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 06, 2016, 01:35:33 PM
"Fair enough."

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"Xenia, can you help me with clarification of the rules? I've made a trade to the APL earlier in the season when we had to fix our roster. Can I still make a trade within the HIFL this season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2016, 01:39:20 PM
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Yes sir, the league rules on trade restriction changed during the off-season, we can trade as many times as we'd like during the season as long as we do so before the league's trade deadline in week 10.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 10, 2016, 09:39:03 PM
Just waiting on a few phone calls to return to us, Xenia and we will ready to lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 10, 2016, 09:41:10 PM
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I'm sure your phone has been busy sir, don't worry.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 12, 2016, 07:54:51 AM
"Xenia, get Amber Molina on the phone, please."

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"Amber, I've been dreading this conversation, perhaps why I forgot to have it last week, but we're waiving Mark Taylor this afternoon. Wish him well for us. Thank you."

--

"Coach J, please."

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"Coach, we've traded Sanderson, unfortunately, after his trade request. We've acquired Mario Cavanaugh from Rapid City to replace him among the DL... he seems to be willing to move inside and play the DT position. While losing Philip certainly is a bummer, I think Mario's going to step right in and produce well for us. What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 12, 2016, 11:52:26 AM
 
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It's a shame to lose a talent like Sanderson, but we got a good haul for a guy we "had" to move.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 12, 2016, 11:58:33 AM
"We've now got 4 picks in the first two rounds of next season's draft - I think we're setup nicely. Time to move on. Let's focus on the guys who are here and going to help us continue our march towards the playoffs."

"Do we need to look at making any adjustments on the field?"

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 12, 2016, 12:01:20 PM
 
 
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I don't think so, we're blitzing a lot, and I think that's a good thing to do against Music City.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 12, 2016, 12:06:30 PM
"As always, I've got complete faith in you and our coaching staff. Keep it up!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 12, 2016, 12:09:40 PM
Lock In.
Insert Mario Cavanaugh in the starting lineup at DT next to Marshall.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 17, 2016, 12:06:02 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 09:04:57 AM
"The line between winning and losing in the HIFL is very small but we've managed to be on the right side over the last few weeks."

"Our offense may be sputtering at the moment but they continue to do enough to make sure we come up on top week after week. Charles may be struggling a bit throwing the ball - his completion percentage was down and he threw two interceptions but I have all the confidence in the world in Charles to come through when it matters. That touchdown toss to Matthew Grover with just 13 minutes to go was a thing of beauty and if the Warriors' are going to go anywhere this season, it's going to be on the shoulders of Charles Todd."

"Ezekiel put up another monster game. Churning out yards and keeping the clock moving. Our offensive line is really getting a good push and we've got to continue to take advantage of those."

"Gallaraga has been a revelation. 11 tackles, 1 TFL, and 3 sacks? Monster game. I thought Mario Cavanaugh played well considering he joined the team late in the week."

"Big week against Tombstone coming up. They are prone to turnovers, so we're going to have to take advantage this week and convert those in to points. Robles is as deadly as they come out in open space. So, we're going to have to play tough, disciplined football."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 11:47:47 AM

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With a 1 game lead over Orlando, plus the head to head tie breaker over them for the last wild card spot, and with you being only a tie-breaker behind DC for the first wild card, is this a team that could look to make another trade to add something, or do you feel that you're already in contention for the division crown and are a complete team?      
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 11:51:53 AM
"We aren't going to close the door on anything. If we're offered up something that can help us win, we'll listen; otherwise, I have complete faith in our coaching staff and current team to continue our upward trend for the second half of the season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 01:24:34 PM
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Alright, Alabama is playing lame-duck Long Beach, but DC is up against Rapid City.  If we do our job this week we're in position to move up to the top spot in the wild card..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 01:29:19 PM
"One game at a time. We're certainly right there. We play how we've been playing defensively and we won't have to worry about who's playing where - we'll be there."

"Talk to me about Charles Todd. He's struggling a bit. What do you think is going on?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 05:50:04 PM
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I think he's just in a slump.  He's been staying positive and doing his part to keep the team motivated.  I think he was pressing a bit.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 06:44:51 PM
"OK, we'll get him settled in. What about Ezekiel? We've been riding him hard lately - do you think he's able to hold up?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 07:17:45 PM
 
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He is a work horse, I think with his youth and legs, he can handle a heavy load.  If we can give him rest late in the season to gear up for the playoffs, we could do that, but right now he's doing great with the high work rate.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 07:21:57 PM
"Perfect. Anything else we need to discuss this week, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 07:35:43 PM
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No, I don't think so.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 07:36:56 PM
"Thanks."

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"Ezekiel Elliott, please."

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"Zeke! How you holding up, E? I know we've put a lot on your shoulders but I think they're up for the challenge."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 08:06:42 PM
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Feeling amazing boss, give me the rock and I'll get you the yardage.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 09:34:27 PM
"Rock on, Zeke."

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"Coach Collier, please."

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"Coach, great job on really pushing our defense and getting the most out of these guys. With Philip on his way out, we are in need of a new defensive captain and front seven captain. I think the only real choice at this point is Carlos Gallaraga. Do you think he's got what it takes to lead these guys?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 10:02:19 PM
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Carlos is a special player. He's definitely up to the task of being a captain for our team.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 18, 2016, 10:05:13 PM
"Thanks coach."

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"Carlos Gallaraga, please."

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"The man! Look at my you! You've been an absolute terror on the field and I couldn't be happier for a more deserving man."

"With Philip gone, we need a new captain of our defense. That undoubted leader of our defense right now is you and you're the logical choice. Would you be our defensive and front seven captain?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 18, 2016, 10:30:29 PM
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Absolutely, I'll wear that "C" with pride and honor jefe.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 22, 2016, 05:49:37 PM
"Perfect. Go get 'em."

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Tempo: Medium
Strategy: 55/45 run/pass ratio
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 31, 2016, 10:59:06 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: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2016, 09:48:57 AM
"Really tough week for our guys. We battled hard - scratched, clawed, and fought for every yard but just came up short. Defensively, we were really stout, but our offense sputtered a little bit. The turnovers continue to be a problem and we're going to have to work on doing something to shore that up but I think we have a team that's still going to compete until the very last game of the season."

"As far as the trades - we made one a few weeks ago that unfortunately we had to make because of my own failures. People gutting their team midseason with the hopes of making a small dent in the win column is absurd. This isn't the time to uproot half your roster. But I hope it works out for them."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2016, 06:55:18 AM
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With the news of GM Rebel's resignation, we not only wish him well in the future, but open the door to interviewing new GM's for next season...  Until then, we are AUTOLOCKED for the remainder of season 7.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 12:36:15 AM
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With Season 7 in our history books, we now look to the future to find our next great Warrior leader.  We have $17.5MM in PR to use during this off-season.   

If you are interested in this job, please contact me immediately.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 02:18:05 PM
"Mr. Crowe, I'd like to resume my position as GM of the Warriors."

"My personal circumstances made it challenging for me at the time to continue my position. I didn't see it possible to drag the team through the remainder of the season while I wasn't able to invest properly. However, the dark cloud seems to have dissipated and brighter days are ahead."

"I'd understand if you'd rather wait for a more stable candidate. My track record isn't spotless by any means but I'm here if you'll have me."

"Thanks, Mr. Crowe."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 02:20:20 PM
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Welcome back Mr. Rebel.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 02:21:40 PM
"Fantastic. Thank you, Mr. Crowe."

--

"Xenia, it's good to see you again. Can you catch me up to speed real quick? Where are we in terms of available salary and PR? ERFA is up next if I'm not mistaken."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 02:29:36 PM
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Sir, we are currently in the stage of free agency where most teams are looking to sign coaches. We still have Coach J under contract for 1 year and 6MM, and DC Collier at 2 years and 3.5MM but we have no offensive coordinator, or assistant coach, Mr. Fredrick has retired as AC.

The team will receive an updated budget for salary and PR going forward for next year before ERFA starts later this week, but currently project to have 25MM in PR free for next season currently, and we have $17.5MM in available PR for the off-season to use on scouting, the combine, visits etc... and I would suggest using a good portion of that to maybe do some positive fan PR since they might not be too happy with you after leaving us right before we fell out of the playoff race. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 03:07:20 PM
"Thanks for the update Xenia. Can you get me in touch with Marco Bradley in regards to our offensive coordinator position, please?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 03:18:16 PM
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Hello 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 04:47:07 PM
"Good afternoon, Marco."

"I'm interviewing candidates for our vacant offensive coordinator position. I'll be honest with you - our offense has been slower to develop as I'd hoped for over the last two seasons. I think we've got an above average offensive line and a dynamite cornerstone running back in 'Zeke."

"What's your offensive background? What are your strengths?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 04:58:18 PM
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  I came into the sport when I was a QB for Coach Jingle at USC...  After placing 4th in the Heisman voting my senior year I decided to coach instead of play in the pros, so I stayed at USC as offensive coordinator for the glory days with Reggie, LenDale, Matt, Carson, JDB, all those guys, even the Sanchize... but after Coach Jingle left for the pros, I decided to go back to Puerto Rico and coach i the Caribbean football circuit.  I won the league championship in my first season, but then was offered the OC job in Miami in the APL and took it... then I reunited with my mentor Coach Jingle in San Antonio. I have a soft commitment to Tulsa right now on a 3 year 5MM deal to be their OC, but for $7MM I'd come here and make this team into an offensive dynamo. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 05:02:46 PM
"One question before I agree - how hard did you laugh at the Sanchez butt fumble?"

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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 05:09:04 PM
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  Almost as hard as I laugh every time I think about teams trying to stop Zeke next season. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 05:12:05 PM
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  Almost as hard as I laugh every time I think about teams trying to stop Zeke next season. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 05:17:07 PM
"I love your attitude, coach. Can we agree to 3 years, $7mm?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 05:21:56 PM
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  I think that sounds good. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 07:46:26 PM
 
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  Sorry, but Tulsa came back with a $9MM offer.  I had to sign.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 07:56:14 PM
"Fair enough, coach. I don't blame you for that kind of coin. Best of lucky in Tulsa."

--

"Coach J, please."

--

"Hey coach, it's good to see you again. I'm thankful for the chance to work together again."

"Any insights on an OC that you might want to work with?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 08:02:06 PM
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I don't have anyone in mind really.  Someone who wants to take advantage of our strong run game would be wise.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 08:20:41 PM
"Doug Wade, please."

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"Doug, we're looking for an offensive coordinator. What's your background?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 08:35:19 PM
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I run a fast paced, shotgun based system that passes 65% of the time.  I was a hot name in coaching after taking over at USC for Peter Jingle... then I went to Albuquerque in the APL for a couple of seasons.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 08:39:01 PM
"We've been plodding along on offense for two seasons. Truthfully, we've struggled to score points - so, I like the thought of a faster paced offense. If we hired you as offensive coordinator, would you be willing to revisit your splits a little to take better advantage of Ezekiel Elliott? I'd welcome a little more passing to our game-plan - I think we wore EE down a little last season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 09:10:10 PM
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I'd be willing to do whatever you would ask me to do.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 09:11:40 PM
"Last question, coach. Tell me about one player that you coached in college that's made an impact in the HIFL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 09:32:01 PM
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When I was in college the HIFL wasn't around, most of my kids ended up in the No Fun League.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 03, 2016, 09:37:16 PM
"Fair enough. I like what I hear - two years, $5mm. What do you say, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 09:45:01 PM
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Deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 04, 2016, 05:11:45 PM
"Xenia, get me David Beasley please."

--

"David! I can't let the bop leave Atlanta. What do you say about coaching under coach Wade as an offensive assistant this season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2016, 05:20:27 PM
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...Oh, you're back.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 04, 2016, 05:22:14 PM
"I'm not going to pretend like my leaving didn't screw up the season. Things happen and things pop up."

"Come with me and let's make up for lost time."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2016, 05:25:38 PM
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Where are we going man? ...you got one of those weird genderless bathrooms over there or something?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 04, 2016, 06:41:36 PM
"You must have me confused with GM Pancho. I heard he'll let it flow anywhere."

"You're a hero in Atlanta. This town believes in you and we think you've got a bright future ahead in the coaching ranks. We are having some turnover at the WR position and you can be a big help getting these guys up to speed. Two years, $2m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2016, 07:33:13 PM
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lets go 1 yr 3MM, just in case you leave us hanging.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 04, 2016, 11:13:34 PM
"I can appreciate your skepticism but I'm here and Atlanta has my undivided attention. I'd like a two-year commitment but I'm willing to up your salary to $2.5m."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2016, 11:29:29 PM
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I'm holding firm at 1 year and 3MM.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 04, 2016, 11:33:04 PM
"I appreciate you hearing me out but I'm going to pass on a one-year deal. Best of luck, David."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2016, 12:00:58 AM
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Yeah.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 06, 2016, 01:22:15 PM
"Xenia, have we heard back from any of our ERFA's?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2016, 07:13:25 PM
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Nothing yet sir..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 06, 2016, 07:43:24 PM
"Thanks for staying on top of that, Xenia."

"While you're here, to save time, do you happen to have a list of free agent coaches who might be looking at an assistant position?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2016, 07:44:46 PM
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With pickings getting slim, most of them would be willing to talk about a deal..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 06, 2016, 08:49:17 PM
"Please get Michael Gorham on the phone, Xenia."

--

"Hey Michael, we're looking for offensive assistant. I know you've been a successful WR in this league - as you've begun transitioning to the coaching side of things, what do you think your strengths are?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2016, 09:41:40 PM
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I've been around football for a long time, so I know what makes the defense tick.  You have to to be a receiver like I was.  I help raise players football IQ, I'm pretty confident in that..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 06, 2016, 09:59:30 PM
"Knowing how an offense ticks is a huge advantage for any defensive coaches. Tell me- what's your ambition in the HIFL? Do you want to be a head coach someday or do you think you could be satisfied as a coordinator someday?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2016, 11:06:40 PM
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I'm not trying to fast-track anything, but I do want to one day become a head coach if it all pans out.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 07, 2016, 12:18:31 PM
"I can appreciate that, Michael. I'm offering a two year deal worth $2.5mm per season. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2016, 02:14:52 PM
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Time to dawn that headdress, I'm in.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 07, 2016, 03:16:02 PM
"Glad to have you aboard, Michael."

--

"Xenia, can you please give me an update on our camp in UK? Do we have any players that are close to being ready to make the jump to the HIFL?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2016, 04:01:29 PM
 
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I'll look into it sir, when you left we basically lost contact with the camp. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 12, 2016, 08:22:18 PM
"Thanks Xenia."

--

"Daniel Maxley's representation, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 12, 2016, 08:40:52 PM
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Maxley was hoping to land in Oakland after all of his time spent with GM TJ during the interview process, but going #3 isn't a bad consolation prize.  Lets get a deal done.  3 years, $9MM, and $4MM in PR

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 13, 2016, 10:16:30 AM
"I hate that Maxley's even a tad bit disappointed. We couldn't be happier that he's in Atlanta, though. We'll agree to your terms. Thanks, Drew."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2016, 10:59:25 AM
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No problem.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 13, 2016, 04:27:37 PM
"Xenia, can you give me a roster breakdown and how many open slots I have?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2016, 04:41:35 PM
2 Open due to having 3 DE's and 4 Corners currently.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 13, 2016, 08:25:59 PM
"Can we please have the representation for Walter Turner, please."

"We're really looking forward to pairing Walter with Maxley in the defensive backfield. These guys are going to shut down opposing pass offenses together for many years. We're offering four years at $4mm per season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 13, 2016, 11:09:00 PM
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GM Rebel, I heard you were back... We'll take that deal, it's good to stay in the South.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 15, 2016, 04:39:45 PM
"Thanks."

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"Representation for Elijah Hood, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 15, 2016, 06:13:22 PM
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Looking for a firm, 3 year/3.5MM deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 15, 2016, 09:37:14 PM
"Deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 22, 2016, 01:12:49 PM
"Thanks."
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"Rep for WR Armando Shumaker, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2016, 01:18:43 PM
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4 years and 2.25MM gets it done.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 22, 2016, 01:22:11 PM
"You got it."

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"Reps for LB Antonio Parker."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2016, 01:25:51 PM
 
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3 years and 750K per season.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on August 22, 2016, 03:16:08 PM
"You the woman."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on August 25, 2016, 12:41:22 PM
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Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 03, 2016, 12:00:41 PM
"JTC, please."

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"JTC, we're looking at Jonathan Case to play T for us. Is he still in play?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2016, 12:33:21 PM
 
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1 year 500K would do the trick.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 03, 2016, 12:37:14 PM
Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 03, 2016, 12:39:50 PM
While I have you here, WR Welsey Rodriquez - same deal? 1 year, $500k?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2016, 12:47:18 PM
 
 
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Absolutely.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 06, 2016, 12:14:58 PM
"Xenia, my records show TE John Harrington is still available. Can we get JTC on the line, please?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 06, 2016, 10:37:53 PM
 
 
 
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1 year, 250K gets it done
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 12:34:57 PM
"Done."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 12:37:22 PM
"Xenia, can you get Coach Jiszefski on the phone please."

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"Coach J... before I start working on my offseason paperwork to submit to the league, I'd like to extend your contract an additional year. So, your new deal would be 2 years, $10m per season. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 12:39:51 PM
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I don't want to sign any new deals right now, I may be hanging up my clipboard after this season.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 12:43:47 PM
"I appreciate your candor. You know the door is open for you to discuss a new deal at any point this season. We want you to be the coach of the Warriors this season and beyond."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 12:49:11 PM
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If things look like they might change, and I decide to keep coaching you will be the first to know.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 01:50:58 PM
"Thanks coach."

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"JTC, please."

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"JTC, my records show that RB William Lombard is a free agent. 1 year, $500k?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 02:43:20 PM
deal
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 02:50:17 PM
"Xenia,

I'm really sorry - can you confirm some numbers for me? I count 37 on my active roster at the moment.

OFFENSE - 19
QB (2) - John Carr, James Blankenship
RB (3) - Ezekiel Elliott, Elijah Hood, William Lombard
FB (1) - Andre Newberry
WR (5) - Micheal Hodge, Terry Werner, Wesley Rodriquez, Emerson Castro, Armando Schumaker
TE (2) - Dennis Brooks, John Harrington

Offensive Line (6)
LT (1) - Jonathan Case
LG (1) - Jermaine Howes
C (2) - Jeffery Johnson, Jefferey Hundley
RG (1) - James Stanfield
RT (1) - Eugene Nash

DEFENSE - 17
DT (2) - John Pierce, Kenneth Holmes
DE (3) - Mario Cavanaugh, Christopher Chandler, Jose Seaton
LB (4) - Carlos Gallaraga, Raul McDowell, Doug Abrahams, Antonio Parker
CB (3) - Daniel Maxley, Ross Dockery, George Chism
FS (3) - Walter Turner, Rodrigo Goldstein, Allen Berry
SS (2) - David Putnam, Leon Vitale

SPECIALISTS - 2
K (1) - Roman Rodriquez
P (0) -

The only position I need to fill is punter and then have two open roster spots. Does that match what you have?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 03:00:36 PM
OFFENSE - 20
QB (2) - John Carr, James Blankenship
RB (4) - Ezekiel Elliott, Elijah Hood, William Lombard, Kendrick Wells
FB (1) - Andre Newberry
WR (5) - Micheal Hodge, Terry Werner, Wesley Rodriquez, Emerson Castro, Armando Schumaker
TE (2) - Dennis Brooks, John Harrington

Offensive Line (6)
LT (1) - Jonathan Case
LG (1) - Jermaine Howes
C (2) - Jeffery Johnson, Jefferey Hundley
RG (1) - James Stanfield
RT (1) - Eugene Nash

DEFENSE - 18
DT (2) - John Pierce, Kenneth Holmes
DE (3) - Mario Cavanaugh, Christopher Chandler, Jose Seaton
LB (5) - Carlos Gallaraga, Raul McDowell, Doug Abrahams, Antonio Parker, Roger Miller
CB (4) - Daniel Maxley, Ross Dockery, George Chism, David Putman
FS (1) -  Allen Berry
SS (3) - Walter Turner, Rodrigo Goldstein,, Leon Vitale

SPECIALISTS - 1
K (1) - Roman Rodriquez
P (0) -


39 Players under contract, with us needing to sign a punter and a free safety at the moment, with no open/optional roster spots available



Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 03:17:57 PM
"Thanks, Xenia. Amber Molina, please."

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"Amber, it looks like Spencer McCants agreed to a deal with Oakland but the deal wasn't confirmed with the league office. We'll offer Spencer the same deal - 2 years, $750k."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 03:27:28 PM
YOU GOT A DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
"Coach Wade, please."

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"Coach, as we're preparing to lock-in for the offseason, we've got a few choices to make. We've been a mainly power running team but with the additions of John Carr, who's got a little more arm than we're used to, and Michael Hodge at WR, what do you think about opening things up a little?"

"Can you see us utilizing the spread offense this year?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2016, 07:27:05 PM
 
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I think we can run that spread style offense with the weapons we have, yes.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on September 07, 2016, 07:39:24 PM
"I'm curious to your thoughts about our run/pass ratio. We really can be pretty dynamic passing or running."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2016, 12:02:37 AM
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I personally like to pass 70-75% of the time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on November 30, 2016, 12:03:52 PM
Atlanta Warriors Depth Chart:

OFFENSE - 20
QB (2) - John Carr, James Blankenship
RB (4) - Ezekiel Elliott, Elijah Hood, William Lombard, Kendrick Wells
FB (1) - Andre Newberry
WR (5) - Micheal Hodge, Terry Werner, Wesley Rodriquez, Emerson Castro, Armando Schumaker
TE (2) - Dennis Brooks, John Harrington
LT (1) - Jonathan Case
LG (1) - Jermaine Howes
C (2) - Jeffery Johnson, Jefferey Hundley
RG (1) - James Stanfield
RT (1) - Eugene Nash

DEFENSE - 18
DT (2) - John Pierce, Kenneth Holmes
DE (3) - Mario Cavanaugh, Christopher Chandler, Jose Seaton
LB (5) - Carlos Gallaraga, Raul McDowell, Doug Abrahams, Roger Miller, Antonio Parker
CB (3) - Daniel Maxley, Ross Dockery, George Chism
FS (3) - Walter Turner, Rodrigo Goldstein, Allen Berry
SS (2) - David Putman, Leon Vitale

SPECIALISTS - 2
K (1) - Roman Rodriquez
P (1) - Spencer McCants

Captains:
QB - John Carr
C - Jeffery Johnson
LB - Carlos Gallaraga
DE - Christopher Chandler
CB - Ross Dockery
SS - David Putnam

Position Changes:
David Putnam to SS
Walter Turner to FS

Formation depth charts and strategies to be set by coaching staff

Strategy:
Backfield Strategy - Featured Back (Ezekiel Elliott)
Primary Receiver - Michael Hodge
Playing Time - Mostly Starters

Offensively Playcalling - Spread
Run/Pass - 50/50

Defensive Playcalling - 3-4
Blitz Ratio - 70%

Minicamp Training:

RT Eugene Nash - Pass Blocking
RB Ezekiel Elliott - Hands
WR Armando Schumaker - Hands
FS Walter Turner - Speed
LB Antonio Parker - Strength and Tackling

PR:

John Carr ($1m) - "Find Your Own Road"
A commercial campaign welcoming Atlanta's newest vehicle to drive the Warriors' speedier offense. It begins with the logjam that is 85-south heading in to downtown Atlanta. Horns blaring, people screaming, but nobody moving. A hush comes over the madness as a 69' Mach 1 Mustang comes screaming up through the shoulder, weaving in and around traffic. The image merges with John Carr weaving around defenders, dipping would-be hitters, and delivering strikes to receivers. The commercial ends with Carr heaving a massive strike down the middle of the field, cutting in and out with the car navigating the highway, and ends with Carr standing in the end zone of Warriors' stadium leaning up agains the Mustang. A voice-over ends the commercial - "This car delivers maximum Impact."

Ezekiel Elliott ($2m) - "Easy-E"
- This one is simple: Ezekiel makes running the ball look easy.
- After carving up the league, billboards will be posted all over Atlanta with Ezekiel Elliott and a photo of the famous N.W.A rapper, "Eazy-E" superimposed next to EE.
- During the first home game of the season, the first 5,000 fans will receive Eezkiel bobbleheads dressed up in N.W.A get-up and will be accompanied by a special Dr. Dre performed introduction video before the game.

Mario Cavanaugh ($1.5m) - "Super Mario"
- With the release of the new/old Nintendo console, a special released version will allow you to play as Mario Cavanaugh as a playable character in the Mario games.
- The first 10,000 fans will receive Mario Cavanaugh monogrammed superhero capes.

Raul McDowell ($1m) - "CAPTAIN S.W.A.T.S"
- The acronym SWATS was given to Atlanta by OutKast in the mid-90's. It stands for, "South-West Atlanta, Too Strong."
- Playing on the historical roots of Atlanta's musical background, Raul McDowell will participate in a one-time concert with a reuniting OutKast with a brand new song about the hard-hitting LB. All proceeds will go to a charity of McDowell's choosing.

Ross Dockery ($1m) - "Ditto"
- The clock never fails. It strikes at the same time of every day - just like Ross Dockery. He's always in the right spot at the right time of every game.
- And he does it time and time again.
- There will be a giant clock installed at the southwest corner of the end zone, that every time Dockery collects an interception or makes a big play, will chime.

Daniel Maxley ($4m) - "The Shadow Warrior"
- Maxley's job is to shadow opposing receivers, which ultimately leads him to the Shadow Warrior.
- A special laser/smoke show will accompany Maxley's entrance on the field during pregame introductions for all home games.
- A special completely dark facemask will be developed by Nike for Maxley on the field to continue the Shadow Warrior image. A partnership with Nike for sunglasses will mimic the look. A give-away will be scheduled for the middle of the season with the sunglasses.
- A special commercial will air nationally of what looks like a wide-open receiver. A quarterback will deliver a perfect strike but Maxley will be appear out of nowhere to take the ball away and go the other way, disappearing momentarily, but winding up in the end zone.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2016, 02:29:33 PM
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Sir, we missed training camp, but here is our team report. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 04, 2016, 07:20:29 PM
A TUMBLEWEED ROLLS PAST
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 05, 2016, 07:42:24 AM
"Coach J, please."

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"Coach, I'm sorry for the slow moving camp. No excuses. Just didn't get it done."

"I've got a little unconventional approach I'd like to take during preseason. I've got to make a call to the commissioner and see what our options are - but if we could partake in a late camp, would that be something you'd be interested in?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 08:53:39 AM
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I think it would cause a problem with the Players Union since the collective bargaining agreement only allows training camp during the allotted period of time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 05, 2016, 08:57:50 AM
"Fair enough. We will make-up the ground somehow."

"I'm sure we've only a practice or two, but how do you feel about the team? I think we've made some strides offensively and we've made some solid additions defensively. I know missing camp hurts but what kind of team do you think we have here?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 09:17:35 AM
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Adding a weapon like Hodge really makes our offense look scary, especially with Elliott coming into a new season ready to dominate.  We are strong in the secondary as well which is a big plus.  Hopefully that makes QBs hold the ball long enough for Mario and Christopher to get some sacks.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 05, 2016, 09:20:08 AM
"Thanks coach."

"One last question - if we had the opportunity to acquire someone like Noah Rose from Music City, would you be open to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 11:23:07 AM
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Any GM not interested in Noah Rose is a fool.  I'd love him.  Make it happen.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 05, 2016, 02:28:36 PM
"We'll do our best."

--

"Coach Wade, please."

--

"Coach, now that you've got a few looks at our offense - do we have a weakness anywhere? Pass-blocking has been a concern in the past - how's it looking?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 08:59:05 PM
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Case, Howes, Stanfield, and Johnson are all better run blockers than they are pass protectors, so it could still be some concern, but most of them are also good run blockers, so it's a preference sort of thing I guess.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 05, 2016, 09:51:21 PM
"That makes sense. How is Carr gelling with the receivers?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 11:23:11 PM
 
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Too early to tell, but he seems happy.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 06, 2016, 11:06:23 AM
"Thanks coach. Well, let's get it straight from the horses mouth."

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"Xenia, could you get John Carr in here for me, please? Thank you."

--

"Hey John - we were really excited when we had the opportunity to get you as our QB... and really excited to see what you can do with with guys like EE/Hood in the backfield and Hodge running circles around defenses. Noah Rose protecting your blindside surely will have benefits as well."

"How have you adjusted to Atlanta? Everything going well so far?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2016, 07:04:23 PM
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I'm starting again, I'm happy.   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 15, 2016, 11:19:41 AM
"Great. Let's go out and show the league what we're about!"

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Games 1 & 2 Depth Chart

QB (2) - John Carr, James Blankenship
RB (4) - Ezekiel Elliott, Elijah Hood, William Lombard, Kendrick Wells
FB (1) - Andre Newberry
WR (5) - Micheal Hodge, Terry Werner, Wesley Rodriquez, Emerson Castro, Armando Schumaker
TE (3) - Joseph Whaley, Dennis Brooks, John Harrington
LT (1) - Noah Rose
LG (1) - Jermaine Howes
C (2) - Jeffery Johnson, Jefferey Hundley
RG (1) - James Stanfield
RT (1) - Jonathan Case

DT (2) - John Pierce, Kenneth Holmes
DE (3) - Mario Cavanaugh, Christopher Chandler, Jose Seaton
LB (5) - Carlos Gallaraga, Raul McDowell, Doug Abrahams, Roger Miller, Antonio Parker
CB (3) - Daniel Maxley, Ross Dockery, George Chism
FS (3) - Walter Turner, Allen Berry
SS (2) - David Putman, Leon Vitale

SPECIALISTS - 2
K (1) - Roman Rodriquez
P (1) - Spencer McCants

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast
All other decisions: Coaches decision.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2016, 11:22:06 PM
S8 PRE-SEASON RESULTS

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1. What did you think of your teams off-season?
2. What do you think of your season goals set by your owner?
3. How did you feel about the pre-season?
4. Who is the one player you believe needs to "step up" to help this team perform at its best?
5. What makes you think this team will be better than it was last year?


 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 17, 2016, 03:13:34 PM
1. What did you think of your teams off-season?

"I think we have a pretty good one to be honest. I think we made some significant upgrades offensively by adding Noah Rose to the offensive line, adding Joseph Whaley and Micheal Hodge at TE and WR respectively, and having John Carr slinging the rock at quarterback. It should be a lot of fun."

"I think the draft worked out well in our favor as well by adding Daniel Maxley, who we believe is going to be a very, very good QB in the future, as well as Walter Turner. Add in David Putnam at safety, and we're really excited about what this team brings to the table."


2. What do you think of your season goals set by your owner?

"Making the playoffs is certainly one of our goals. We've got plenty of aspirations this season and each of them begins with us making the playoffs. Mr. Crowe expects a lot of this team and it's my job to make it happen."

3. How did you feel about the pre-season?

"All things considered, I thought we played well. Our offense had its moments and I was really excited to see how well we got after the quarterback defensively throughout both games."

4. Who is the one player you believe needs to "step up" to help this team perform at its best?

"Our team will go as far as John Carr can take us. He got the keys to this car, and we've got to ride him as far as he'll take us."

5. What makes you think this team will be better than it was last year?

"Offensively, we're playing at a faster speed. Teams aren't going to be able to stack the box with Micheal Hodge at receiver and we're going to have lots of space to run with Ezekiel Elliott, who we believe is the best back in the league, bar-none."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2016, 11:58:59 PM
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Check out ESPN News... I'll wait.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 18, 2016, 06:39:42 AM
"A slip of the tongue indeed. It's a bummer but I guess we'll do what we've got to do. Otherwise, I guess he'll sit for awhile."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2016, 09:17:56 PM
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It is definitely unfortunate.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2016, 11:01:34 AM
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Not unless you're willing to raise our salary to 11MM per season.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 19, 2016, 12:13:45 PM
"We're certainly willing to do that... can we make it effective S9? We'll add an additional $1.5m in PR as well."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2016, 01:00:23 PM
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We are done here.  You come begging me for a way to keep a player like Maxley, then you want to defer it to next season,  forget it.  it is off the table.  We want out, now.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2016, 01:03:49 PM
"Well unfortunately for Maxley, at this point in the season, there aren't any takers. He can choose to sit out his rookie season and lose a year of valuable experience or he can play."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2016, 01:28:07 PM
"Actually, before you respond to that, lets get Maxley in here. Please have a seat in the hallway, Mr. Leventhal."

"Xenia, please get Maxley up here."

--

"Look, Daniel, I'm not going to mince words but I'm going to appeal to you the best way I know how."

"Have you ever made a mistake?"

"I mean, I've made tons. You, unfortunately, were on the receiving ends of one of those mistakes when I casually referenced you playing quarterback instead of cornerback."

"Let me tell you about another time I made a mistake. I let my head do the talking and jumped from the upstart Tampa Bay program in the FBL over to the Anchorage Glaciers. I felt disrespected by Tampa and thought it would be best to take my services elsewhere. It was a huge failure and I shouldn't have ever left."

"But do you know what happened when I stuck it out? I walked away with two of these."

**GM REBEL REVEALS TWO FBL CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS**

I know what my reputation is and I've made mistakes in leaving franchises but I shouldn't have. I'm here in the long run. These fans, they're desperate for a championship, and they see you as a big piece of that. Let's fight through this together. Don't let an agent get in the way of that dream."

"My hands are tied here, unfortunately, at the moment. No team has the capability to absorb your salary without some serious surgery on their rosters. My only options are to let you sit out the season or count on you to be in the lineup in week one. That's what I've got."

"Which is it going to be?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2016, 08:08:26 PM
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I'm not playing for you, get me on another roster.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 20, 2016, 08:17:36 PM
"Unfortunately, I don't think that's going to be an option. We'll try to work something out but we're not giving you away to another team. In the meantime, it's your choice to sit out but you signed a contract here in Atlanta. For every game you choose to sit out, you'll be fined. Your game check is approximately $500,000 per game. So, if we can't work out a trade, you'll be fined $500k for every game that you miss."

"The door is open for you to change your mind if you'd like."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2016, 09:03:41 PM
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MAXLEY LEAVES WITHOUT ANOTHER WORD. YOUR RELATIONSHIP HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 27, 2016, 07:52:44 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on December 28, 2016, 08:26:23 AM
"Xenia, please get our lock-in info to our coaches."

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Week 1 Deep Chart

QB - John Carr, James Blankenship
RB - Ezekiel Elliott, Elijah Hood, William Lombard, Kendrick Wells
FB - Andre Newberry
WR - Micheal Hodge, Terry Werner, Wesley Rodriquez, Emerson Castro, Armando Schumaker
TE - Joseph Whaley, Dennis Brooks
LT - Noah Rose
LG - Jermaine Howes, Jose Swafford
C - Jeffery Johnson, Jefferey Hundley
RG - James Stanfield
RT - Jonathan Case

DT - John Pierce, Kenneth Holmes
DE - Mario Cavanaugh, Christopher Chandler, Jose Seaton
LB - Carlos Gallaraga, Raul McDowell, Al Barclay, Doug Abrahams, Roger Miller
CB - Ross Dockery, Luis Paulson, George Chism
FS - Walter Turner, Allen Berry
SS - David Putman, Leon Vitale

SPECIALISTS
K - Roman Rodriquez
P - Spencer McCants

KR/PR - Coaches Decision

Rotation: Mostly Starters
Tempo: Fast

Lock In.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 28, 2016, 08:08:52 PM
S8 WEEK 1 RESULTS

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The Media waits for your thoughts on the game, what went right, what went wrong, and what you expect next week.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2017, 02:35:46 PM
THE PRESS LEAVE AND START WRITING ABOUT YOUR NO-SHOW, HARMING YOUR PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND YOUR OVERALL JOB SECURITY
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2017, 02:38:42 PM
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Let me know when you're ready to lock in.

THE HEAD COACH LEAVES TO GO TO PRACTICE, LEAVING YOU TO OTHER BUSINESS AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO TALK THIS WEEK
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 01, 2017, 02:48:44 PM
Rotation and tempo: coaches decision

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2017, 03:24:44 PM
S8 WEEK 2 RESULTS

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The Media waits for your thoughts on the game, recent news about your team (if any), and what you expect from your team and coaches going forward.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 10:37:40 AM
"Good morning, sorry for the delay everyone."

"It hasn't been a banner start for our team. That's for sure. But I'm not going to pin even one ounce of that on our boys. My actions both in the offseason and the preseason, or lackthereof, have put this team at a serious disadvantage. It's a credit to our coaches and players that they've continued to fight hard despite those and prepare for each game with the same passion and intensity that they always have."

"We're going to get back to the drawing board and do whatever necessary to right this ship. Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 11:43:13 AM
"How disappointing is it to have lost John Carr to start the season after he brought so much hope to this franchise?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 11:49:27 AM
"It's a big blow for sure. We have a lot of faith in Carr to lead us at the quarterback position and without him, it's been a challenge to get our offense off the ground."

"However, we've got confidence that James Blankenship can man the position until Carr is healthy. Unfortunately, we were already dealing with the setback of missing our preseason training camp, and so Blankenship is essentially building a rapport with our receivers and running backs on the fly. He'll settle in and we have faith that he'll help us get back on track while Carr recovers."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 12:02:34 PM
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Alright, lets get this season underway, shall we?

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 12:09:43 PM
"Coach, I owe you a personal apology. I may have been present physically but mentally, I've struggled a bit to be as accounted for as I would have liked. So, please accept my apology and please pass it on to the rest of your staff."

"I have an idea of the responsibility for our woes. However, I haven't been in the locker room and haven't been as hands-on as you and your staff, so please allow me the privilege of your opinion. What's your take on how to get back on track?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 12:14:57 PM
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The biggest hurdle will be getting Carr back.  With him under center we are a better team.  Other than that, just having our GM at the helm will help I believe.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 12:15:54 PM
"You've got it."

"Has the doctor given us an updated prognosis on Carr?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 12:27:03 PM
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He still has him listed as doubtful, it's his throwing arm, wrist.  He's been practicing a bit, but after a few reps he has to sit due to some stiffness.  I am hoping this is the last week without him, but we won't be sure until he is feeling well enough to play a full game.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 12:43:32 PM
"Well, let's hope so. In the mean time, I'm going to speak with James Blankenship and get a feel for where his head is at... thanks, coach."

--

"Xenia, can you call James Blankenship in for me?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 12:52:19 PM
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Hello there.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 01:02:05 PM
"Hey James."

"I know everything for the Warriors has been somewhat up in the air over the last several weeks. I wanted to take a second and see how you were feeling about the first couple games of the season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 01:03:09 PM
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Not the result we wanted, but I've been trying to do my best to play solid QB while I'm needed.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 01:34:48 PM
"We certainly have the confidence in you. Stay loose and trust your teammates around you. We believe we have a great group of receivers, offensive line, and a stable of running backs to fight beside you. Just as we believe in them, we believe in you. Keep up the good work."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 01:52:37 PM
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Will do boss, thanks for the boost in confidence.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 04, 2017, 09:16:52 PM
"You got it."

--

"Noah Rose, please, Xenia."

--

"Noah, please forgive me for not reaching out sooner. I know things changed abruptly for you before the season began. How is your adjustment going here in Atlanta?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 11:35:18 PM
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I'm fine, taking it day by day.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2017, 11:49:40 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2017, 12:25:34 PM
"Thanks, Noah. Keep up the good work."

--

"Xenia, let's lock in."

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Coaches Decision
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 12:49:49 PM
S8 WEEK 3 RESULTS

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The Media waits for your thoughts on the game, recent news about your team (if any), and your place in the standings after 3 games.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2017, 01:35:15 PM
"Good afternoon everyone."

"Another tough week for our boys. I thought our intensity was fantastic in practice and our guys really tightened some things up... and it showed in the game. We dominated every facet of the game statistically, except for our special teams coverage, and we let them back in the game unfortunately with a few big returns."

"Regardless, we challenged James Blakenship this week, and I thought he responded well. Our running backs certainly stepped up and put together a solid game as well."

"Obviously, 0-3 isn't where we'd hoped to be at this point in the season but it's where we're at. However, anything is possible in the HIFL... all it takes is a little momentum and we're right back in the thick of things."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 01:52:31 PM
"Is there any concern that we have seen no improvement in the status of John Carr?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2017, 02:21:29 PM
"Of course. QB injuries have been a hot topic all around the league. We're certainly worried about Carr's health but we're not going to rush him back. It's a 16-game season. He's a key member of this roster and we need him for the long haul... not just a game here and a game there."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 07:26:27 PM
After seeing the disaster in San Antonio, do you feel the need to add another QB until Carr is back?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2017, 07:32:16 PM
"We will certainly have to take that in to consideration."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 08:38:46 PM
 
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We showed progress, team looked better than we had earlier in the year.  We'll be just fine.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 07, 2017, 08:46:31 PM
"I agree... no reason to panic. It's a long season. While I'd rather not be digging out of an 0-3 hole, it's certainly not insurmountable in the HIFL. Anything is possible."

"I feel like we've been playing with fire only having one healthy QB on the roster. With Carr's rehab not going like we'd hoped, should we look at adding another QB?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 09:06:48 PM
 
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It would probably be smart, we don't want Zeke or Hodge at QB if we have an injury.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2017, 01:18:08 PM
"Any preference as to who that might be? I know the pool of available QB's is limited."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 01:20:00 PM
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Not much difference in any of the kids, unless you want to really go wild and sign that Schweinsteigger kid.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2017, 01:23:16 PM
"What do you know about him, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 01:30:41 PM
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He regularly throws 3-5 interceptions per game, and could be the worst quarterback in the history of football.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2017, 01:33:40 PM
"Well, we certainly don't want to waste our time there... last question and I'll let you get back to practice. I'm not 100% sure of the practice squad rules. Can we offer a player on a practice squad of another team a contract to join our active roster or are they protected?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 01:40:52 PM
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The rules allow us to offer a contract, but that player must stay on our active roster for the remainder of the season, unless placed on IR due to injury.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2017, 09:24:31 PM
"Thanks coach..."

--

"John Carr, please."

--

"Hey John... just checking on you. Seems like it's been a rough couple of weeks. Are you hanging in there?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 09:36:44 PM
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I'm trying boss, this wrist is nagging me like my old-lady... and to be struggling while the team needs me, it just blows.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 08, 2017, 09:59:08 PM
"You don't worry about that. We want you to focus on getting better. Is there anything we can do?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 10:05:24 PM
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Nothing that I know of.  I keep hoping I get cleared to play. Just waiting for week of practice were I can bend it without any real pain.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 12:52:15 PM
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If you're ready, we are. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 10, 2017, 01:14:26 PM
"You guys aren't playing around. I love the energy of wanting to get back at it."

"John, get some rest and get better soon. Coach, I'll get lock in information to Xenia."

--

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Normal
- Depth Chart Changes: Coaches Decision

"Let's lock in, Xenia."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 03:26:30 PM
S8 WEEK 4 RESULTS

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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 11, 2017, 11:49:09 AM
"I'm gutted for my guys. Absolutely gutted."

"This isn't the type of start we dreamed of to this season. I feel for these coaches, these players, and the fans that have faithfully supported the Atlanta Warriors through everything I've put them through. A tip of the cap to Orlando. They had a second quarter to remember and really put a hurting on us."

"I'm giving the MVP and an A+ to this entire franchise, sans myself, for pushing through the mess that I've created. They have played with an incredible heart, physicality, and an unmatched integrity. I'm sick for them. I'm going to make things right, I can guarantee all of you that. I'm giving myself an F for the first quarter of the season but we've still got 3 more to go and it's going to be a very different Warrior franchise the rest of the way."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 11:58:41 AM
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Don't beat yourself up boss.. the last two weeks weren't you, it was just needing our quarterback, back.  I think we're turning the corner this week with Carr back under center. He is 100% and ready to rock.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 11, 2017, 12:03:10 PM
"I appreciate the vote of confidence, coach."

"Let's talk defense for a second... seems like Orlando really poured it on in a rough second quarter. The INT return for a touchdown accounted for one of the 4 touchdowns but two of those were short field. Did Blankenship's turnovers just set them up for quick scores?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 12:11:35 PM
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The 2nd to last play of the first quarter saw Blankenship hit Whaley for 3 yards, but Whaley fumbled the ball at our own 26.  That set up the Montes runs that scored from 6 yards out.

The next possession, after a great 30 yard pass to Hodge on 2nd and 10, Blankenship got picked off by Jerry Taylor at the 49 and he was tripped at the goal line, setting up the 1 yard TD.

Next possession was a 3 and out, a cruddy punt and a decent return gave them the ball at mid-field.  They moved the ball really well and just beat up a quickly demoralized defense, by then we were just exhausted and down on our play... Then the pick six was just a back breaker.


The silver lining was forcing Coffman to fumble twice in the 4th quarter and getting touchdowns on both possessions afterwards.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 11, 2017, 12:14:34 PM
"That list bit gives me hope for this team, coach. When their backs have been against the wall, they've come out swinging... I can appreciate that."

"Do we need to make any adjustments defensively on the depth chart or just rest in knowing we got beat by a team that took advantage of a couple plays that didn't go our way?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 12:24:10 PM
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I think we know what went wrong, so I wouldn't change anything just yet.  If it happens again this week, maybe we sound the alarms, but I think Carr being back gives us a boost, and we can play Alabama closer than they might think.  It'll be tough because they are on fire, but I think we can knock them off.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 10:53:28 AM
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About ready to go?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 02:21:08 PM
S8 WEEK 5 RESULTS

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1. How did you feel about this weeks game?

2. There was a lot of news this week, what stood out to you?

3. How can you be a better GM for this team?

4. What do you think of your opponent's body of work up to this point in the season?
 
5. What do you need to do to win this week?


 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 14, 2017, 03:16:51 PM
1. How did you feel about this weeks game?

"Obviously, we're ecstatic about finally notching a win. Alabama is an extremely tough team but we certainly had our backs up against the wall. I couldn't be more proud of our guys for digging in and holding them to just 14 points."

2. There was a lot of news this week, what stood out to you?

"Keeping up with John Carr's injury is the only news story we're concerned over. Thankfully, we've got a guy like James Blankenship, who's put in his dues, and is battle tested to step in if need be. John Carr obviously proved his worth starting the game 10-12 with 3 TD's... and our priority is getting him healthy."

3. How can you be a better GM for this team?

"At this point of the season, tinkering with the roster isn't an option, so my job is to partner with my coaches to make sure we're putting everybody in the best position to be successful. We really trust our coaches to do their job... and they do it well."

4. What do you think of your opponent's body of work up to this point in the season?

"Unfortunately for us, the schedule makers didn't do us any favors. We've got DC coming up and they're coming off an offensive clinic against the Monsters last week. While Coach J and Coach Collier have always put together a heckuva defensive game plan against them in the past, they've got their work cut for them this week. DC's motivated but I have faith on our players that we'll be right there with them."
 
5. What do you need to do to win this week?

"We need Carr to get healthy and we need to make sure we shore up our protections. DC can really get after the quarterback. If there are any weakness in their defense, it's the run game, and I think we can take advantage there with Ezekiel running as hard as he does."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 03:24:21 PM
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The good news is that Carr is not nearly as banged up as last time, just some minor irritation and soreness after sitting out the second half.  He should be ready to go, I think.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 14, 2017, 06:20:12 PM
"We'll have to make sure he gets some reps in practice this week but doesn't overdo it... we've got to have him this week against D.C."

"Should we slow down our pace a little bit this week and give more carries to Elliott and Hood? Or should we let Carr rip it like we have been and keep our run/pass ratios the same?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 06:35:18 PM
 
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DC is middle of the pack against the run, so it might not be a bad idea to run it at them and see if we can slow it down a bit.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 14, 2017, 07:03:25 PM
"Thanks coach. We will adjust accordingly."

--

"Ezekiel Elliott, please."

--

"Easy-E. We need you this week, my man. We're going to try and pound the football a little more to try and protect Carr. Are you up for the increased workload?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 07:23:37 PM
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You know it boss... I can carry any load.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 15, 2017, 09:45:19 PM
"Great. Let's show the league what the rest of the season's going to look like... you running wild."

--

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Normal
- Depth Chart Changes: Coaches Decision
- Run/Pass: 50/50

"Let's lock in, Xenia."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 17, 2017, 11:23:46 PM
1. Discuss your game

"After a big win last week, the schedule makers didn't do us any favors with D.C. on tap this week, but man, our guys have really answered the call. After a tough start - we're starting to rally and get a little more confidence each week. The Cobra's are a tough match-up for sure but I don't know if I've seen a better defensive effort from any team all season long than the Warriors put together this week. Mario Cavanaugh was unbelievable and the secondary was fantastic. Coach Collier and Coach J did a wonderful job game-planning."

"Offensively, our guys gutted through a tough performance against a stout Cobra's defense. Ezekiel Elliott's stats may not jump off the page but his ability to churn out some tough yardage gave us a chance to keep their defense off balance and that was huge."

2. Discuss your next opponent

"We get a rematch with Orlando, who really put a hurting on us several weeks back. We're obviously a different team than we were then. But they've got some confidence brewing after another big win against Miami. Their passing game is a real threat but I certainly like the way our secondary is playing right now."

3. Discuss what your team is not doing well

"We've got to protect the ball more. 3 turnovers is usually a recipe for disaster."

4. Discuss the one team you feel you match up worst against, currently

"I'm going to say Rapid City - just because of the explosiveness they have offensively."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2017, 12:20:19 AM
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What. A. Win.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 19, 2017, 02:21:50 PM
"One of the sweetest this franchise has had in it's short existence. That's two weeks in a row our defense has really come to play. Something lit a fire in them for sure!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2017, 02:36:40 PM
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I can't help but think it's having John Carr under center, but Cavanaugh really went off this week which was great to see as well.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 20, 2017, 12:59:04 PM
"It seems like the team has really rallied around him behind center as our leader. Hopefully we'll keep it up! Thanks, coach."

--

"Let's lock in, Xenia."

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Normal
- Depth Chart Changes: Coaches Decision
- Run/Pass: 50/50
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 21, 2017, 03:22:17 PM
1. What did you think of your game this week?

"I'm pretty frustrated at the moment. Our defense has been playing good enough to keep us in the running for several weeks but turnovers have absolutely killed us. We've got to figure out a way to fix that immediately. Obviously, losing Carr again is a major blow to this franchise. When he's running our offense, we're a different team. Unfortunately, James is just looking a little overwhelmed as the back-up at the moment."

2. Approaching mid-season, do you believe that you will reach out to any potential free agents about extending their contract?

"Yes."

3. There is a rumor of an upcoming report that names several players as potential PED users, any concern that any of your players could be on the list?

"No, there is no concern one of our guys is there."

4. What do you think of your opponent this week, and how do you see your game matching up?

"St. Paul... we're going to have to be ready for their running game. They have a dynamic duo at QB and RB, so we're going to have to be ready to go. But we're going to have to answer some questions on our own line-up before we start worrying about what others are going to do."

"Now, if you'll excuse me, we've got some things to take care of. No further questions."

--

"Coach, I'm a bit frustrated as I'm sure you are as well. We can't fault a guy for being hurt but perhaps it was shortsighted on my believe Blankenship could carry us in the interim. At this point in the season, we've got to consider putting Carr on IR and protecting him for the future, don't you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2017, 09:22:40 PM
 
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I don't know.  If you think putting him on the shelf for the rest of the year is the best idea, we can do it but I know that he is the most talented QB on our roster, and when healthy he's made great plays.  Doc has him listed as needing a couple of weeks to heal up.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 21, 2017, 09:25:37 PM
"We're currently discussing a few options to fill the void until he can be fully healthy. We won't rush it this time. Are there any QB's in the league that you'd like to see us go after?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2017, 09:56:40 PM
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One who is talented enough to actually start games would be nice.. There may be a Merv Patton out there, but I doubt the teams that have the potential starters are going to be giving them up.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2017, 03:03:38 PM
"Thanks coach. We're going to do some scouting and see what we can come up with."

--

"Xenia, please let us know when our scouting report comes back. Thanks!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 06:56:39 PM
 
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We need to pay for the report first, sir.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2017, 07:11:16 PM
"Thanks, Xenia. All done!"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2017, 09:00:35 PM
"JTC, please."

--

"JTC, we're going to waive RB William Lombard. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for him in the future and we hope he latches on somewhere over the next several weeks."

--

"Xenia, with us cutting Lombard, we've got around $400k in cap for the remainder of the season, correct?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 09:07:57 PM
I have us with 880K
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2017, 09:09:28 PM
"You're the best."

--

"Eli Harris, please."

--

"Eli, we'd like to sign Daniel Norris for the rest of the season. Can we work something out?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 09:15:05 PM
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We are looking for 250K per 4 games, we've got 9 games left in the regular season, so 750K if we round up.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 22, 2017, 09:16:54 PM
"Done."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 09:19:27 PM
 
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Excellent.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 25, 2017, 12:00:57 PM
"Thanks, Eli."

--

"Coach J, please."

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"Coach, we've signed Daniel Norris for the remainder of the season. The good news is he's been playing with San Antonio, so he should be in game shape... bad news is he isn't up to speed on our offense. Should we play him this week or ride Blankenship one more week to try and get Norris acclimated?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2017, 06:08:55 PM
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Well I guess it just comes down to if you think that an unfamiliar Norris is worse than what we know we're getting from Blankenship?  I'm fine either way.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 25, 2017, 10:21:56 PM
"Let's start Norris and roll the dice. Thanks, coach."

--

"Xenia, let's lock in:

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Normal
- Depth Chart Changes: QB Daniel Norris to QB1, QB James Blankenship to QB2.
- Run/Pass: 60/40
- Set blitz ratio to 60%
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 27, 2017, 08:48:24 PM
1. Discuss your game this week

"A tough loss for sure. We were right there until there very end... I thought our guys played hard and gave us a chance to pull out the victory. I'm disappointed but considering the circumstances, I thought we played our butts off."

2. Discuss your team's standing at mid-season vs. the expectations you and your owner had at the start of the season.

"I set the tone with my lack of judgment in the offseason. So, in reality, we should be way ahead of where we are but I've set these guys back. I believe this team has the talent to be a playoff team and I think we will make our way back towards the top of the standings again. So, while we aren't where we want to be, we've still got a chance to be a really good ball club in the future."

3. Discuss the recent suspensions, Steven Crawford's potential retirement, and other PED related stories from the past week.

"I'm going to refrain from discussing any heresay or rumors about opposing teams and/or players."

4. Discuss your realistic goals for the last half of the season.

"Get better."

5. Talk a little bit about your opponent this week, and how you feel you match up.

"San Antonio is next. I think they're a lot like us - can be great defensively but can also struggle on the offense side of the ball. It should be a good game."
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2017, 09:15:53 PM
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GM Rebel, our goal has not changed.  We need to make the playoffs if we are going to retain your services going forward.  Make it happen.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 27, 2017, 09:24:56 PM
"We will do our best."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2017, 09:34:22 PM
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Definitely a rough first half of the season.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 27, 2017, 10:19:59 PM
"Not ideal by any means, coach."

"You've been a great confident along the way. Your contract expires at the end of the season. Have you given any thought to your future, coach? You know we'd love to have you here moving forward."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2017, 10:25:44 PM
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I'm currently leaning towards retirement after this season, to be completely honest.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2017, 12:42:37 PM
 
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But I better get back to practice...

COACH HEADS TO PRACTICE
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2017, 05:31:19 PM
THE BUS IS LOADED...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 31, 2017, 06:16:33 PM
Everything stays the same except:

Run/pass: 65/35
Blitz: 70%

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on January 31, 2017, 08:46:31 PM
1. What did you think of this weeks game?  What went right, what went wrong?

"Big, big win for our boys this week. I thought the key to the game was our commitment to the running game - which gave us an opportunity to go over the top as they tried to stack the box. Micheal Hodge had a monster week and our defense really stepped up."

2. What did you think of the Turpin Report, what stood out to you the most?

"It's obviously a huge black eye on the HIFL. It's still hot off the press and I haven't read through it completely yet - but having a coach and a player named is certainly eye opening. We're going to let the process continue to play out and not going to leap to any conclusions just yet."

3. What consequences do you believe should come from the Turpin Report?

"Obviously, PED's have no business in our league. The league already has a standard in place for those who violate the PED rules and I'll support them if our guys are indeed found to be guilty."

4. Talk us through this coming week...

"It's as close as a must-win for us as we've got on our schedule. Going in to New Jersey is certainly going to be tough but I'm hoping there will be enough distraction this week to give us an opening and sneak away with a victory."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
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Much needed win...

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2017, 10:44:04 AM
"I'm beyond thrilled, coach. I thought we played really well... seems like we've run hot and cold. Everything we've done this season is contingent on the QB and the production we're getting from the position."

"Obviously, I'm thrilled with the 3 TD's from Norris but the turnovers are still concerning."

"However, the Turpin report has me a little concerned at the moment. Micheal Hodge came to us before the report was released and admitted that he'd used in the past but insisted that he was clean now. However, with coach Gorham's name popping up on the list - should we be concerned?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 11:31:05 AM
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Concerned, yes. but should we panic?  I say no.  Lets see what the investigations turn up.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2017, 11:35:06 AM
"I'm in agreement there. Thanks for your insight as always, coach."

--

"Micheal Gorham, please."

--

"Micheal, I know this week has been crazy with the Turpin report coming out. Can you give me your side of the story? Coach J and I are in agreement that we shouldn't panic and allow the process to play out. However, I'd like to hear your story with your name coming up so I can be prepared to respond one way or another. Did you have any involvement with PED's?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 11:43:10 AM
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In my Pearl Harbor days I used quite a bit.  I stopped when I got to Orlando in 2015, and that's when I knew it was time to hang em up. I didn't have the game I thought I had anymore. 

Before the HIFL, I was a world beater.  Blazing down the sideline, making spectacular plays... then I get to Pearl Harbor in 2010, 30 years old and asked to be the same superstar I was in my twenties...  I tried, but it wasn't happening, so I made some calls, talked to a friend who knew a friend who knew a guy...  Next thing you know I'm throwing up 1500+ yards in back to back seasons, 1699 in 2011 alone, dominating. 

I didn't look at it like the drugs were doing that, they just let me play like I knew I could... but the headaches, the sleepless nights, the ED... it all started to add up on me and I had to give it up.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2017, 11:47:34 AM
"Fair enough. I'm not throwing out any accusations here but I'm operating under the "CYA" policy: cover your ass. Am I safe to assume that you haven't been in contact with any of the PED suppliers since 2015 when you gave them up?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 11:49:11 AM
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100% correct.  I wouldn't touch that crap ever again, and I would never push other kids to do it... ruined my life in a couple of ways.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2017, 11:53:48 AM
"Thanks Micheal. I appreciate your honesty. And all your hard work this season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 12:01:21 PM
 
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I hope my involvement in the past doesn't bring a bad light on the team, if/when I get interviewed I'll be telling the league the truth.  I have nothing to hide anymore.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 01, 2017, 12:04:33 PM
"I'd encourage that, Micheal. Thanks again."

--

"Micheal Hodge, please."

--

"Micheal, how are you holding up this week with the Turpin report coming out?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 12:19:10 PM
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I've got reporters blowing up my phone, people outside my apartment wanting to get pics and bomb me with questions... and I just want to cap them all... but na, outside that, I'm straight.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 02, 2017, 08:13:27 AM
"Just stay focused, and you'll be good to go. Good luck this week, Micheal."

--

"John Carr, please."

--

"John, how's the wrist? Think you can go this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2017, 11:39:58 AM
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A game against the team that promised me I was the future and then shipped me out of town, oh I'll be ready to play, for sure.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 02, 2017, 11:43:08 AM
"I thought you'd have a little extra motivation this week. I'm a bit weary, though, John, If I'm being honest. While this game is important to us... your health, long term, is more important. We need you for the long run... not just one week. Can you remove yourself from the revenge stand point and truly give me an honest assessment of where you are health wise? We can't afford you to get seriously hurt. You're too important."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2017, 12:50:43 PM
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Doc says I'll be sore all season, most likely, but I can throw the ball without extra pain, I feel like I am good to go.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2017, 09:44:57 PM
BUSES START TO WARM UP
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 04, 2017, 09:47:54 PM
"Xenia, here's our lock-in information."

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Normal
- Depth Chart Changes: QB John Carr to QB1, QB Daniel Norris to QB2, QB James Blankenship to QB3. All other changes are coaches decision.
- Run/Pass: 60/40
- Set blitz ratio to 70%

Lock in.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 05, 2017, 01:23:12 PM
1. What happened out there this week?

"We ran in to a buzzsaw. New Jersey, despite all of the hoopla surrounding the Turpin report and GM Kirk's independent investigation, I thought maybe we'd find catch them on an off week. However, we didn't, and they're the belle of the ball at the moment and top of the league. I'm proud of our effort... however, I'd have loved to leave with a victory."

"I'm pretty disappointed in losing Elliott for the season. That's a big loss but we've got some guys ready to step in and give us everything they've got."

2. There are 6 games remaining this season, despite the standings, where do you feel your team stands right now?

"3-7 doesn't put us out of the running just yet but I'll admit the window is closing."

3. What stood out to you in the news this week?

"Alabama's trade carousel certainly created quite a stir. As someone who has upset his fair share of players, I feel for GM Pancho."

4. How important is this weeks game, and what do you want to see when you look at the stat sheet after the game?

"It's a must win. Honestly, the only stat that I'm concerned about is the one that adds another 'W' in our column. I don't care how we win... just as long as we do."

5. How safe do you feel currently when it comes to job security?

"On a scale from 1-100, I'm hovering somewhere around 10%. We've got to get this turned around."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2017, 01:33:16 PM
 
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We showed some flashes, but losing Zeke and just that overall ability from New Jersey is a terrible combination.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 05, 2017, 01:51:44 PM
"It's a tough loss all around, for sure."

"Anything we need to discuss, coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2017, 02:13:08 PM

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Nothing really, Stanfield is unhappy with our losing, and the overall morale is in decline, but that comes with the territory. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 07, 2017, 08:13:34 PM
COACH J FALLS ASLEEP WAITING
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 12:23:36 AM
BEEP BEEP.... BUSES ARE ROLLING... AUTO LOCK
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 07:18:18 AM
1. What was the key to victory this week?

"Winning the turnover battle. If we do that, we have a chance to win every week - with our guys finally starting to get healthier. We have been able to get after the QB really well over the last few weeks as well - that's huge for us."

2. Which statement is more true?  We are better than our record or We have over achieved?

"I think we're better than our record. We've probably dropped a few that we should have won but as I mentioned earlier, I think we're heading in the right direction as we get healthier."

3. What stood out to you in the news this week?

"GM Kirk. He's put a massive black eye on this league. His players have been cheating the system all season and they should be suspended immediately. That type of play has no business in our league."

4. Speak about anything else you would like to, as it relates to the league...

"I've got business to attend to."

--

"Coach J, anything this week before we lock in?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 11:14:42 AM
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Nope. We know what we gotta do. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 11:16:18 AM
"Take care of business, coach. Let's make a run here!"
--
"Xenia, here's our lock-in information."

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Changes are coaches decision.
- Run/Pass: 40/60
- Blitz ratio to 70%

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 12:16:38 PM
1. What happened out there this week?

"Pretty disappointing loss. We're continuing our trend of win a big game one week, and lose a big game the next. I thought Hood ran well with the ball but we lost turn turnover battle and that cost us big."

2. As we enter the final quarter of the season what is the biggest threat to success for your team?

"We've got to get out of our own head. I think sometimes we get caught up in believing we are what our record says we are... and that's not who this team is. They're fighters. Scrappers. Survivors. Warriors."

3. What stood out to you in the news this week?

"Jeremy Martin's big day. Wow."

4. Speak about anything else you would like to, as it relates to the league...

"Nothing else to add."

--

"Coach, we're kind of living up to the Jekyll and Hide persona. What's happened this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 12:27:35 PM
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We just frustratingly lack consistency.  We get plays out of Hodge, but outside of that we're not playing hard enough.  I don't know what the problem is. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 12:30:40 PM
"Well, lets get to the bottom of this, coach."

--

"Xenia, gather the team."

--

"Gentlemen,

It's been a frustrating season for sure. It seems that one week, we're worldbeaters and the next, we look like we're barely in the game. What's going on? Does anybody have any ideas?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 12:45:22 PM
DAVID PUTMAN STEPS FORWARD

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Morale is at an all time low.  We don't like losing. We don't like not being in the playoff hunt, and when Zeke went down some folks checked out and wrote us off.. 


ELIJAH HOOD CHIRPS UP

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Yeah... and thanks for the confidence guys, I'm playin' my tail off and you guys just givin up... pshhht


NOAH ROSE STANDS UP AND SHOVES HOOD

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Sit yo ass down lil' boy!  This ain't bout you. This is about us having some weak ass talent on the squad in general. 


THE ROOM BEGINS TO TURN ON ITSELF AND A STORM BEGINS TO BREW
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 01:02:24 PM
"Boy, that worked out well. As always."

"Head out to practice, gentlemen, if any of you want to stay behind and talk to me one-on-one, my door is open."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 01:06:52 PM
A TENSE LOCKER ROOM FILES OUT TO PRACTICE
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 01:09:22 PM
"Bring David Putnam back in here, please, Xenia."

--

"David, you mentioned that some guys have checked out. Care to elaborate more on that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 01:14:29 PM
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I mean, none of us but Hodge are happy, and he is just in it for his stats... but plenty of dudes are just going through the motions and waiting for next season.  Just not playing hard. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 10, 2017, 01:15:33 PM
"As a captain, do you have any suggestions in how we might motivate some guys? Maybe raise morale a bit?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 01:18:30 PM
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I don't know what our money is like, but maybe a team get-away for a day or something.  Get out of practice for a day and just do something to get guys remembering we are all a family. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 06:20:46 PM
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We took a day off anyways... so yeah, cool. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2017, 05:44:26 PM
LOCKED
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 04:51:44 PM
1. What happened out there this week?

"We're just running out of steam."

2. What is your take on the fallout from the Appeals Hearing this week?

"Honestly, I'm ready to move past the whole thing. It's a major black eye for the league and I'm tired of talking about it, to be honest."

3. What else stood out to you in the news this week?

"Powers termination in Tombstone and Justin leaving a seemingly good thing in Music City was a bit of a surprise."

4. Speak about anything else you would like to, as it relates to the league...

"Nope."

--

"Coach, unfortunately, I believe that was the nail in our coffin this week."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2017, 04:54:41 PM
 
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Yeah.. This was a lost season.  A tough way for me to end my illustrious career.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 04:55:19 PM
"Well, coach - I'm not sure of my fate yet. However, if my stay in Atlanta were to continue... could I talk you in to one more season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2017, 04:57:18 PM
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Perhaps.  I would want to sit and talk to my family about it before I decided if I would give it one more year here, but if you're still here I'd consider it at least.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 04:59:07 PM
"I can respect that, coach. We've made a good team. I had high hopes that Collier might be the guy to take over for you but I don't feel like that's a possibility any more. I'd love to have you groom someone to continue your legacy."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2017, 05:00:57 PM
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Well if I do return next season, we can talk about that and I will gladly take on the task.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 05:04:56 PM
"Thanks coach."

--

"Xenia, Mr. Crowe, please."

--

"Mr. Crowe,

I know we haven't had the type of success that we would have both liked to see. However, I'd like to know my fate if I could, please. I'll humbly accept whatever decision is made but with season winding down, I'd like to focus on the future if I'm allowed to continue building this team. Atlanta is home and I'd like to continue to put my stamp on this city."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2017, 05:11:04 PM
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GM Rebel, you have taken our franchise to the play offs in our first season as a 10-6 team.  Last year we fell to 6-10, and now this year we sit at 4-9, I need you to at least deliver one more win and show some fight as we move to the end of the season.. If you can not win another game for me this year, we will likely be parting ways after the season.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 05:14:01 PM
"Understood, Mr. Crowe."

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"Elijah Hood, please."

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"Elijah... I'd like to compliment you on how well you've been playing after Ezekiel's injury. You've been running hard and put in a difficult situation. It may not seem like anybody is paying attention, but know that I am."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2017, 05:24:18 PM
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Thanks boss, I'm trying to make my mark and show that I belong in the league.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 05:44:38 PM
"I've got faith in you, Elijah. This team may not seem like it right now, but we do."

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"Xenia, gather the team."

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"Gentlemen,

We're standing at a fork in the road. This season hasn't exactly gone as we'd expected. We'd hope to be in a very different position but alas, here we are. I could stand before you this evening and come up with any number of reasons to explain why we're in the position that we're in. However, none of them would be good enough at the end of the day. You deserve more than what I've given you this season and for that, I'll take my medicine. I'll accept my fate at the end of the season... either I'm going to be here as your general manager or you're going to continue on fighting with that Warriors on your chest with another guy at the helm. The truth is: I wasn't good enough this season."

"However, as I look around this room - I see a group of men that are good enough. This team is every bit as talented as the others around the HIFL. From top-to-bottom, there is a bevy of untapped potential. Potential that I'd like to try and unlock. Every single person on this roster was put on it by my hand. I've had a say in every single one of you becoming a member of the Atlanta Warriors. It's special for me. Each one of you are special to me."

"None of you owe me anything. Each and every one of you have fought with me from the beginning and I'm truly thankful for the effort you've given me. Simply put, I'm going to ask you to find another gear. Find another level. Dig down deep. I'm asking you this man-to-men. Do it for me. Do it for Coach J. Do it for each other. Do it for the city of Atlanta."

"Can we make that happen?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2017, 07:32:27 PM
THE TEAM RALLIES AROUND AND CHEERS
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 14, 2017, 08:41:45 PM

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"Xenia, here's our lock-in information."

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Changes are coaches decision.
- Run/Pass: 40/60
- Blitz ratio to 70%

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2017, 09:59:05 PM
MEDIA QUESTIONS

1. Talk about this last week's game.

2. Losing Mario and Whaley this week to long term injuries is clearly upsetting, but what does this team have to do to win one of these final games to keep your job?

3. Talk about anything else you would like to discuss...
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 15, 2017, 10:04:29 PM
1. Talk about this last week's game.

"A big disappointment. We left last week all on the same page and ready to go. Unfortunately for us, we couldn't come through. These guys played their hearts out... no doubt about it."

2. Losing Mario and Whaley this week to long term injuries is clearly upsetting, but what does this team have to do to win one of these final games to keep your job?

"I'm gutted for Mario and even more-so for Whaley. That's not the way we wanted to send him out. Just have to keep fighting and figure out how to get a win."

3. Talk about anything else you would like to discuss...

"No more questions at this time."

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"Coach, brutal game... not just the loss but losing Cavanaugh and Whaley. I'm sick."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2017, 10:17:04 PM
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Absolutely terrible. I agree.  You got the boys motivated we just couldn't get it done on the field this time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 15, 2017, 10:26:56 PM
"At least we were together. That's all that matters. Any suggestions this week, coach? Things don't get any easier with KC coming up."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2017, 11:00:19 PM
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They have been up and down, seems like they don't run the ball very well ranking 16th in the league, and on defense they are 16th in every single stat... unfortunately that's basically us on offense, so we just need Carr and Hodge to be on the same page and hopefully get some good runs out of Hood.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 16, 2017, 12:07:53 PM
"I guess we need to let it fly then, coach."

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"Micheal Hodge, please."

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"Micheal, you've done a heckuva job this year. I'm thankful for your hard work. Do you have a couple more huge games left in you this season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2017, 12:27:52 PM
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Thats all I do is make big plays bruh, ain't nothin' to it but to do it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 16, 2017, 12:30:00 PM
"Let's do it, Micheal."

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"Xenia, here's our lock-in information."

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast
- Run/Pass: 30/70

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 19, 2017, 07:23:31 AM
1. Talk about this weeks game.

"Big, big, big win for our boys. I thought our offense really opened up and we got a glimpse of our offense next season moving forward. I thought the whole team deserved a massive pat on the back."

2. Talk about Next weeks game.

"We've got Miami and hoping for the same result. Heading in to the offseason with a 2-game win streak would be huge for us."

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"Coach, congrats. Big time win. I'm ecstatic for you and the boys."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 11:30:40 AM
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It was a much needed win, that is for sure.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 19, 2017, 11:41:01 AM
"Now that Mr. Crowe has made his decision on my future, before we start making any other decisions, I've got to ask once more about your plans. We'd love to have you back, coach. Any chance at all we can make that happen?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 11:51:09 AM
 
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I've given it some thought and I will come back for one final season with you, GM Rebel.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 01:01:28 PM
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Let's get a deal worked out after this weeks' game.  I've got a good feeling about what we can do against Miami.

I'll take care of it. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 19, 2017, 01:27:13 PM
"Glad to hear it coach. I've got one more call to make real quick."

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"Eli Harris, please."

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"Eli, I'm sorry about waiting to make this call but had other things to work through first. Christopher Chandler... we want to keep him in Warriors colors. How can we make that happen?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 01:32:57 PM
TALK ABOUT IT IN THE OFFSEASON
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 19, 2017, 01:43:48 PM
"10/4. Let's lock in, Xenia."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 02:05:47 PM
WEEK 16 MEDIA QUESTIONS


1. Reflect on this season, what went right?  What went wrong?

2. Looking back, what grade would you give your draft class?

3. Who was the MVP for this team this year?

4. What should fans expect in the off-season?

5. Who do you believe will win the Impact Bowl?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 19, 2017, 05:23:25 PM
1. Reflect on this season, what went right?  What went wrong?

"We didn't get off to a great start and that definitely sent us back quite a bit. We dug ourselves an 0-4 hole and couldn't ever dig ourselves out. However, going 6-6 the rest of the way, with a few games that could have gone our way... we've got a bright future here in Atlanta."

2. Looking back, what grade would you give your draft class?

"Well, the class itself - I'd give us a solid B+ but myself an F for letting Maxley get away."

3. Who was the MVP for this team this year?

"Carlos Gallaraga. The guy makes play after play."

4. What should fans expect in the off-season?

"We have over 20 free agents, so we're going to have quite a bit of work to do. However, we've got a gameplan and ready to move forward."

5. Who do you believe will win the Impact Bowl?

"Anybody but the Dragons."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 08:30:15 PM
 
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Alright, strong win the end the year, now back to what we were talking about.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 19, 2017, 08:50:47 PM
"Coach, thrilled to have you back one more year. I have two questions: what kind of deal do you need to return and two - we're going to be in the market for a new a DC. Did you have anybody in mind?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 09:16:26 PM
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1 year, $10MM will get me back for my final year.  As for a defensive coordinator, I really don't know, I didnt have a problem with Collier.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 20, 2017, 06:20:28 PM
"You've got a deal, coach. Last question and we'll lock-in for the offseason. Vic LeBlanc was fired earlier this week by Oakland. I've got a tremendous amount of respect for him and would love to chat with him regarding our defensive coordinator position. I'm not sure he'd even consider that position after his success with Oakland but I think it's worth a phone call... unless you think he's not an upgrade over Collier."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2017, 07:43:16 PM
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He would be a great addition, although you did leave him high and dry in your first stint in Oakland.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 20, 2017, 08:44:14 PM
"Life sometimes gets in the way, coach. I'm sure you're aware of that. I may have had to bow out but I also hired him and gave him his first go as head coach."

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"Vic LeBlanc, please."

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"Hey Vic, it's been awhile. I've got an open position for defensive coordinator and I'd like to see if you're interested in filling it. I know that things didn't get off to the best start between us... but life got in the way and unfortunately, I had to bow out instead of giving it a half-assed effort. I always knew you were going to be one heckuva coach in the HIFL and I think you got the short end of the stick in Oakland. I'm offering you a one year deal with a "coach in waiting" clause. When coach J hangs it up after Season 9, the head coach job is yours if you'd like it."

"So, essentially a one year deal worth $6m for the season, and we'll promote you to HC with renegotiated contract after coach J's final season."

"Can we agree on that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2017, 08:57:01 PM
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I am looking for a head coaching job before I consider going back to being a coordinator.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 20, 2017, 09:01:40 PM
"I wouldn't blame you and I figured as much but I couldn't not make the call. I think we've got the ideal setup here, Vic, honestly... you get a chance to spend a year focusing solely on the defense, which is your bread-and-butter, and you can start to put your stamp on this team. And then when Coach J hangs it up in Season 10, you've got the keys to the Warriors' kingdom without having to start from scratch."

"Is there anything I can do to convince you? If not, can we give you a call later on in the offseason if you're somehow looking for a job?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2017, 09:07:17 PM
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You can call me later, but right now I'm focused on getting another head coaching job.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 20, 2017, 09:11:29 PM
"Thanks Vic. Good luck."

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"Xenia, we're good to lock-in. Thank you!"

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2017, 09:38:51 PM
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GM Rebel, we have discussed the season previously.  You know we expect better.  I expect to see you make that happen.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 23, 2017, 10:07:05 PM
"Xenia, can we get Darren Hall on the line in regards to our DC position?"

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"Hey Darren, it's nice to meet you. Can you give me a little insight in to your background and defensive philosophy?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 23, 2017, 10:47:43 PM
"You know what Darren, forgive me - I appreciate your willingness to take my call but I'm going to have to take another one real quick. Best of luck to you in your search."

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"Xenia, we'll be in touch in regards to scouting directors soon."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 23, 2017, 11:15:53 PM
"Sean Peterson, please."

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"Hey Sean, I'm looking for a scouting director... I know you've had an extensive playing background in the HIFL. What skills do you bring to the table as a scout?"

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2017, 11:29:50 PM
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Big on tackling skills and football IQ my man, I look for that in all positions, but I can pin down the linebackers that are talented like its candy.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 23, 2017, 11:31:29 PM
"With as much time as you spent in the league? No doubt about it. Two years, $1m. Can we shake on that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2017, 11:49:21 PM
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We have a deal, boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on February 27, 2017, 02:08:42 PM
"Looking forward to working with you, Sean."

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"Xenia, while we're waiting for ERFA, can you give me an update from the doctor on Mario Cavanaugh's health? How's he recovering from his serious neck injury?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 02:11:46 PM
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He is on track for training camp with out any limitations, sir.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 01, 2017, 10:58:59 AM
"Drew Leventhal, please."

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"Drew, it's good to see you again. We've acquired Martin Back and I know it's been a whirlwind ride for him. We want to make Atlanta his permanent home and want to offer an extension to do so. We'd like to renegotiate Martin's deal to a three year deal, worth $8m per season, and a full no-trade/no-amnesty clause - guaranteeing that Martin has found a home. Can we agree to that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 01, 2017, 12:04:53 PM
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We will play out the year and see where we stand afterwards.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 11:56:30 AM
"You got it, Drew."

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"Xenia, Eric West's representation, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:05:31 PM
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GM Rebel.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 12:08:40 PM
"Mike - we're excited to have Eric West on the roster. 4 Years, 5MM deal with 500K PR?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:10:28 PM
 
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Deal, smart man.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 12:13:04 PM
"Thanks Mike."

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"Xenia, representation for Ali Muhammad, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:15:22 PM
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Show me the Money, J-Reb.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 12:17:36 PM
"Nice to see you again, David. We're offering 4 years, $4.5m, and 500k for Ali. Deal?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 12:19:45 PM
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Quick and Painless, you've got a deal..
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 07:17:15 PM
"Thanks."

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"Representation for John Lynn, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 07:42:08 PM
 
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Alright Paisan, lemme bend your ear... We need to know our role on this team before we lay out the terms we want, where do you see Johnny Boy fittin' in to your offense?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 07:46:38 PM
"John Carr is our starter heading in to the season. However, we think Lynn has the potential to develop in to the guy at some point in the future. And with the way things have been going in the HIFL, quarterbacks at all levels of the depth chart are getting opportunities."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 08:04:50 PM
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We will sign a two year deal to start, that way if you go and give Carr a long term deal in the off-season we can move on. 2 years, 4MM
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 08:09:11 PM
"For the average 2nd round pick, teams are getting a four year commitment. If we're going to compromise down to two years, I need you to help me in salary if you can. Can you come down to $3m per season? Or we can stick with the $4m, but I need at least a 3-year commitment."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 08:17:52 PM
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And for the average QB in the 2nd we are starting, so 2 years, 4MM or 3 years, 4.25MM, and 500K in PR like everyone else in the round is getting.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 03, 2017, 08:25:52 PM
"You drive a hard bargain. We will take the two year deal are $4m per. Thanks."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 04, 2017, 02:30:57 PM
"Xenia, can you get the representation for Kenneth Daugherty, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2017, 03:37:08 PM
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3 years, 3.25MM.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 04, 2017, 03:46:24 PM
"We can agree to that, David. Does Kenneth see himself more as a CB or more of a safety?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2017, 04:07:10 PM
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We are registered with the league as a corner.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 06, 2017, 11:24:47 AM
"Perfect. Thanks, David."

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"Representation from David Dell, please."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2017, 11:27:05 AM
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3 years and 2.5MM gets it home
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 06, 2017, 11:29:36 AM
"Let's do it. Thanks, Bobby."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2017, 12:06:16 PM
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Excellent.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 08, 2017, 10:17:00 AM
Reps for OT David Dell, please.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 08, 2017, 10:54:42 AM

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Yes?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 09, 2017, 01:42:30 PM
"I just wanted to say again how glad I am that you're David's agent, Bobby. Thanks for taking my call."

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"Rashad Rudolph's reps, please."

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"3 years, $1.75m per season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2017, 03:59:36 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 11, 2017, 12:11:50 PM
"Agent for DT Michael Evans please. 3 years, $1.5m"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2017, 10:57:50 PM
 
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Deal.  
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 12, 2017, 02:11:44 PM
"TE Micheal Dorsey's reps please."

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"2 years, $500k?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 12, 2017, 02:12:09 PM
"Excuse me, I misspoke- Marcus Dorsey."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2017, 04:04:07 PM
Deal
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on March 13, 2017, 08:24:15 PM
"Reps for RB Philip McCord, please."

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"1 year, $250k?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2017, 09:26:29 PM
deal
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 27, 2017, 03:18:46 PM
*bump*
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 01, 2017, 11:50:27 AM
"Xenia, before we lock in - can you confirm we've finished everything for the offseason and we're under cap - both salary and roster?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 03, 2017, 10:13:14 AM
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We have one flex roster spot, and we need to negotiate a contract with our draft pick Kenneth Daugherty but other than that we are 8.75MM under cap and 5MM under the PR cap. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 08, 2017, 09:25:41 AM
*BUMP*
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 10, 2017, 10:29:27 AM
"Thanks, Xenia. Can you get me the agent for Kenneth Daugherty?"

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"2 years, $3m?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 15, 2017, 09:16:14 AM
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Well the slot is valued at $3.25MM, so we're looking for 3.25MM
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on May 16, 2017, 01:51:02 PM
"Deal."

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"Xenia, we're prepping our offseason lock-in info. We should have it posted by the end of the weekend."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2017, 08:00:04 AM
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Excellent news sir!   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 30, 2017, 11:59:33 PM
48 HOUR WARNING

LOCK IN BEFORE JUNE 2ND
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 01, 2017, 09:41:30 PM
ATLANTA WARRIORS LOCK-IN INFORMATION
DEPTH CHART:

OFFENSE
QB1 - John Carr
QB2 - John Lynn
RB1 - Ezekiel Elliott
RB2 - Elijah Hood
RB3 - Philip McCord
FB - Julius Boyd
TE1 - George Fox
TE2 - Marcus Dorsey
WR1 - Martin Back
WR2 - Daryl Spurgeon
WR3 - Eric West
WR4 - Francis Zambrano
WR5 - Armando Schumaker
LT - Noah Rose
RT - Jamaal Seal
OT3 - David Dell
LG - Jermaine Howes
RB - Albert Esperaza
C1 - Jeffery Johnson
C2 - Jefferey Hundley

DEFENSE
DT1 - Ali Muhammad
DT2 - Kenneth Holmes
DE1 - Christopher Chandler
DE2 - Mario Cavanaugh
DE3 - Mario Evans
LB1 - Carlos Gallaraga
LB2 - Raul McDowell
LB3 - Al Barclay
LB4 - Rashad Rudolph
LB5 - Kelly Luttrell
CB1 - Ross Dockery
CB2 - Luis Paulsen
CB3 - Kenneth Daughtery
SS1 - David Putnam
SS2 - Manuel Novak
FS1 - Walter Turner
FS2 - Rob O'Shea
K - Jesus Dyer
P - Spencer McCants
KR/PR - Coach's Decision

STRATEGIES:

A. Backfield Strategy – Featured Back (Ezekiel Elliott)
B. Primary Receiver – Martin Back
C. Playing Time – Mostly Starters

D. Offensive Base – Coach's Decision
E. Offensive Tempo and Style – Coach's Decision
F. Defesive Base – Coach's Decision

PR CAMPAIGNS

John Carr ($1m) - "Find Your Own Road"
A commercial campaign showing Carr at the helm of Atlanta's offense. It begins with the logjam that is 85-south heading in to downtown Atlanta. Horns blaring, people screaming, but nobody moving. A hush comes over the madness as a 69' Mach 1 Mustang comes screaming up through the shoulder, weaving in and around traffic. The image merges with John Carr weaving around defenders, dipping would-be hitters, and delivering strikes to receivers. The commercial ends with Carr heaving a massive strike down the middle of the field, cutting in and out with the car navigating the highway, and ends with Carr standing in the end zone of Warriors' stadium leaning up agains the Mustang. A voice-over ends the commercial - "This car delivers maximum Impact."

Ezekiel Elliott ($2m) - "Easy-E"
- This one is simple: Ezekiel makes running the ball look easy.
- After carving up the league, billboards will be posted all over Atlanta with Ezekiel Elliott and a photo of the famous N.W.A rapper, "Eazy-E" superimposed next to EE.
- During the first home game of the season, the first 5,000 fans will receive Eezkiel bobbleheads dressed up in N.W.A get-up and will be accompanied by a special Dr. Dre performed introduction video before the game.

Martin Back ($2m) - “We’ve got Martin’s back!”
- Martin’s PR campaign will be centered around a bid to make the well-traveled receiver feel at home in Atlanta.
- Coke, headquartered in downtown Atlanta, will feature Martin on case of Coke and Diet Coke throughout the season.
- A corner of the stadium will be designated as “Back’s Boosters” - providing a place for Martin to celebrate his many future touchdowns catches in the clutches of the best fans in the HIFL.
- Martin will be given a key-to-the-city by Atlanta's mayor.

Daryl Spurgeon ($1m) - “The Bully Pulpit”
- Playing on the name of the great theological Charles Spurgeon, except that Daryl’s religion is the gridion and he’s about to evangelize the entire HIFL.
- A number of food pantry’s will be opened in Downtown Atlanta in the name of Spurgeon.
- Every time Daryl completes a catch for a first down or scores a touchdown, an organ will play a specialized theme song for Spurgeon; letting the entire Atlanta fan base know that the church of Daryl Spurgeon is in session.

Eric West ($500k) - “Short Bull”
- Named after one of the most popular Native American chiefs to ever live, Short Bull carries on the legacy in the HIFL.
- While Eric may be short in stature, he’s completely unpredictable when the ball is snapped, and he’s coming out of the slot. Much like riding a bull - you never know when or how hard its going to send you flying through the air.
- A mechanical bull will be placed around the Warriors’ stadium with one lucky fan getting the opportunity to test their luck once per half. If the fan can set the new record, they’ll receive a signed Eric West jersey.

Noah Rose ($5.5m) - “The Ark of Atlanta”
- Noah Rose is the driving force behind the Warriors’ offensive line. When the ball is snapped, you may think you’re bringing the storm but Noah’s no stranger to overcoming 40 days-and-nights of rain.
- A kid’s playground will be setup in the southeast corner of the Warriors’ stadium, playing to Atlanta’s family friendly environment, in the shape of an ark. Noah’s likeness will be plastered throughout the playground where kids can see how they measure to the massive Noah Rose!
- Noah will be a guest in ABC’s “The Bachelor” where he’ll hand out roses to the women continuing on the show.
- A shoe deal with Nike will be in place, creating the Nike ARK 1.0’s, each pair with Noah Rose’s signature in rose gold on the right side, near the heel.
- The first 5,000 people to enter the Warriors’ stadium for the first home game of the season will receive a Noah Rose bobblehead.

Ali Muhammad ($500k) - “They Told Me I’m The Greatest”
- We’re going to do a massive commercial throughout the greater Atlanta market that has various clips of Ali Muhammad competing at the college level intertwined with Ali putting in hard work in the weightroom.
- Voiceovers from Muhammad Ali’s greatest moments intermix with the montage.
- The final clip is Ali standing in the middle of Atlanta’s stadium with the words, “They told me I’m the greatest” wrapping up the video.

Mario Cavanaugh ($1.5m) - "Super Mario"
- With the release of the new/old Nintendo console, a special released version will allow you to use Mario Cavanaugh as a playable character in the Mario games.
- The first 10,000 fans at Atlanta’s final home game of the season will receive Mario Cavanaugh monogrammed superhero capes.

Christopher Chandler ($1m) - “Controlled Chaos”
- If you’ve ever watched Christopher Chandler on the field, the only way to describe his game is this: it’s controlled chaos. Never a wasted motion; but cool, collected, and chaotic is what happens when he turns loose on HIFL quarterbacks.
- A special jersey will be used for a Monday night game that will be modeled by Christopher Chandler before the season begins - using the inverse colors of Atlanta’s current setup (i.e.; if the jerseys were gold and pants were red - we’ll flop to red jerseys and gold pants) with a special “Controlled Chaos” patch to be sold in the official Atlanta store.
- A billboard highlighting Chandler’s career in Atlanta will be erected in downtown Atlanta.

Raul McDowell ($1m) - "CAPTAIN S.W.A.T.S"
- The acronym SWATS was given to Atlanta by OutKast in the mid-90's. It stands for, "South-West Atlanta, Too Strong."
- Playing on the historical roots of Atlanta's musical background, Raul McDowell will participate in a one-time concert with a reuniting OutKast with a brand new song about the hard-hitting LB. All proceeds will go to a charity of McDowell's choosing.

Ross Dockery ($1m) - "The Clock Strikes"
- The clock never fails. It strikes at the same time of every day - just like Ross Dockery. He's always in the right spot at the right time of every game. And he does it time and time again.
- There will be a giant clock installed at the southwest corner of the end zone, that every time Dockery collects an interception or makes a big play, will chime.

MINI-CAMP TRAINING AND CAPTAINS

MINI-CAMP TRAINING:

QB John Lynn - Arm Strength
RB Ezekiel Elliott - Speed
WR Eric West - Hands
DT Ali Muhammad - Run Blocking
LB Rashad Rudolph - Tackling
CB Kenneth Daughtery - Speed

TEAM CAPTAINS:

John Carr
Ezekiel Elliott
Jeffery Johnson
Carlos Gallarage
Ross Dockery
David Putnam
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 03, 2017, 10:34:18 PM
 
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Here is our teams report after training camp. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2017, 12:06:13 AM
THE MEDIA GATHERS TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR OFF-SEASON AND TRAINING CAMP
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 05, 2017, 01:48:15 PM
"Good evening all,"

"Another offseason is in the books and we're ready for season 9. I think we've put together a strong team and looking forward to seeing what Coach J and company can do with this roster."

"I'm looking forward to seeing the offense on the field during preseason. I'm extremely happy to see John Carr fully healthy after a rough campaign last year and Ezekiel Elliott looks in top form. Our receiving core is strong from top-to-bottom, including Martin Back, who we think is going to be a really good receiver for us for a long time. Our OL is anchored by Noah Rose again this season and one of our top priorities is getting him signed to a long term deal as quickly as possible."

"On the defensive side of things, we've got the best defensive line in the league, in my opinion. Super Mario and Christopher Chandler are going to terrorize quarterbacks all season long."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2017, 10:31:13 PM
"You're on the hotseat this season, what lead to your decision to not make many changes on the coaching staff?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 02:57:57 PM
"My being on the hot seat has absolutely nothing to do with the coaches and their impact on this team. That was my completely my doing. I believe strongly in these coaches and their ability to lead the Atlanta Warriors."

"Coach J is an absolute legend in the game of football and we're thrilled to have him back for one more season. We're going to learn any and every bit of information he can impart on to us before he rides off in to the sunset. Hopefully with a HIFL Impact Bowl trophy in his hands."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 03:00:19 PM
"What was your toughest choice to make this off-season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 03:04:18 PM
"It was letting Micheal Hodge walk. An incredible receiver - he was really unstoppable at times for us. However, we're thrilled to have Martin Back, Daryl Spurgeon and Eric West. I believe this trio is going to light up the scoreboard this season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 03:08:11 PM
"Eric West is very undersized at just 5'7, are you concerned about his size and durability in the league?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 03:17:16 PM
"When we scouted Eric West before the draft - we were blown away with his agility and the way he ran operated out of the slot. His lack of ideal height didn't scare us away in the draft and after seeing him during our camp, nothing has changed our opinion of his ability to play in this league."

"We're confident that West will hold up. He's 202 lbs. - which is right on par with the majority of the receivers drafted this season."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 03:19:03 PM
"John Carr was plagued by injuries last season and has shown a history of injuries in New Jersey as well, how concerned are you about him being able to get through a full season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 03:24:39 PM
"John Carr has our full support. Injuries are a part of the game. He's a professional and we trust he's taken the appropriate steps to take care of his body this offseason and will be ready for preseason."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 03:25:41 PM
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Well, here we go. Back again and ready to prove the doubters wrong.  
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 03:28:36 PM
"Glad to have you back, coach. Happier for a much quieter offseason this season than last. Anything we need to address before I check in with a few players?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 03:49:02 PM
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No, nothing pressing on my end.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 04:09:00 PM
"Thanks, coach."

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"John Carr, please."

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"John! I hope the offseason treated you well. I know injuries wrecked most of last season for you. How are you feeling heading in to the preseason?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 04:24:42 PM
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Feeling pretty determined to silence the critics.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 06, 2017, 04:42:02 PM
"That's all we can ask of you. I appreciate your determination and we've got your back. We've got all the faith in you to produce."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 04:43:43 PM
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting out there and playing some ball.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 12, 2017, 08:39:41 AM
"Love it. Can't wait to see you out on the field, John."

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PREASEASON LOCK-IN INFO

GAME 1
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: No Changes

GAME 2
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Coaches Decision

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 19, 2017, 03:47:46 PM
1. What did you gather from your preseason games?

It wasn't a great showing for us but we knocked off some rust and preparing for the regular season where things count.

2. How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?

Some of it was obviously a bit disappointing but we don't take a ton of stock in it.

3. With the start of the season finally here, what do you expect from your players in week one?

Hard work.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2017, 03:52:29 PM
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Regular season play, here we go.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 19, 2017, 03:54:00 PM
"Let's do it, coach. What in the world happened to John Carr out there?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2017, 03:58:32 PM
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Woaf, I wish we had an answer for that one, he just bombed pretty hard... Not sure what was to blame for it, honestly..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 19, 2017, 04:03:21 PM
"That doesn't give me much confidence. Thanks, coach."

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"John Carr, please."

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"John, rough preseason. What's going on?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2017, 05:14:31 PM
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Just wasn't a good match up for me with San Antonio, I guess?  ...Just working off the rust.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 21, 2017, 06:57:51 AM
"Well we've got your back, John. Go out there and get that W this week."
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All decisions to coaches
Lock-in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2017, 01:44:13 PM
THE MEDIA LEAVES WITHOUT ANY ANSWERS, WRITING UGLY THINGS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR TEAM

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Well.. Orlando, huh?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on June 26, 2017, 10:37:21 AM
(I'm out of town for the week and access is extremely limited. Will be home next Sunday. Continue on without me.)

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 13, 2017, 11:47:28 AM
"Xenia, just now catching up. What do we need to do this week? Is the media waiting for me outside?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2017, 02:53:34 PM

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Yes they are.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 19, 2017, 11:23:46 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

"I'm certainly pretty bummed with the way our season has started out. I can't really point out anything specific except for our 3rd down conversation percentage. I like the way we're moving the ball - and defensively, I think we're right on the cusp."

2. How do you feel about your teams health so far this season?

"Having Noah Rose in the concussion protocol isn't a great thing for our team. He's our rock on the offensive line and we're hopeful he can get back soon."

3. How would you handle a player who was late to a team meeting and then was out after curfew the following week?

"It obviously depends on their reasoning. Every situation is different."

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

"Miami is an important game for us. Their passing game isn't connecting on all cylinders just yet but they have a strong running game. Stopping that will be extremely important."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 19, 2017, 11:06:19 PM
 
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Sir... Mr. Crowe would like to speak to you in reference to your private call to him.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 19, 2017, 11:07:50 PM
"Sure thing."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 20, 2017, 10:21:43 PM
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GM Rebel I have been very patient with you, but I feel it is best if we part ways at this time... I believe it is time for our franchise to go in a new direction, under new leadership.  I thank you for your service, but your time in Atlanta is over.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Rebelicious on July 20, 2017, 10:32:59 PM
"Good luck."
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 20, 2017, 10:36:45 PM
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The same to you. I hold no ill will towards you GM Rebel. I wish you success with your next team.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 20, 2017, 10:40:15 PM
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We are looking for a new General Manager to help this franchise rebuild... In the interim I will be handling any/all trade negotiations as we look to start fresh.   No player is off limits.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2017, 12:05:54 PM
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We will announce when we are opening interviews for our open GM position.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2017, 09:33:29 PM
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...We are now interviewing for a new General Manager.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 10, 2017, 12:18:30 AM
Mr. Crowe, GM Strike Guy here.

Just wanted to see if this was a good time to make good on the interview we scheduled a few months ago.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 12:25:50 AM
Mr. Crowe, Let me be introduce myself, I am GM Lucas and I have been interested in leading this group warriors since GM Rebel was released.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 12:33:44 AM
Mr. Crowe, GM Strike Guy here.

Just wanted to see if this was a good time to make good on the interview we scheduled a few months ago.

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It is a good time GM Strike Guy, lets talk... Tell me why you think you would be the right man for the job here.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 12:34:26 AM
Mr. Crowe, Let me be introduce myself, I am GM Lucas and I have been interested in leading this group warriors since GM Rebel was released.



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GM Lucas, I don't believe I've heard of you, tell me about yourself and why you should be the GM here in Atlanta
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 10, 2017, 12:40:06 AM
Well, needless to say, Mr. Crowe...for the first three years of this franchise, the Warriors have seen their fair share of losing campaigns. Even more so after the success that came during the very first season of your inception. I've kept my eye in the league here and there since stepping away to deal with family issues, but I believe that if there is something I was able to bring during my previous tenure as a GM was a semblance of consistency and teams who work hard along with seeing a trend of upward mobility as time has gone on.

To put it in battle-like terms, my idea as a possible general to your troops here would be of a long campaign. I'd be looking for a guarantee of at least three seasons to get the Warriors rebuilt, re-mobilized and within playoff contention by Year Three, with the aim being to break through into the playoffs itself at that point. With that in mind, I also would like to know more about your own vision for the team as well, Mr. Crowe. Often, we see situations where GMs and ownership's visions might...clash with one another.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 12:48:05 AM
Mr. Crowe, I want to take this opportunity to just put it all out on the table. First let thank you Mr. Maximus Crowe for allowing me the opportunity to lead this proud franchise.  I am a knew GM in this league I am obligated to tell you that I cannot promise you an impact bowl tomorrow. I cannot promise you a playoff appearance next week.  What I can promise you are these three things, Hustle, Loyalty and respect.

I will hustle diligently to put a contender on that field and restore pride into this franchise. I will relentlessly and passionately make sure that all my decisions that are to made are made to insure that this franchise is successful.

I will try my very best to create an environment of loyalty through honesty and transparency to my players, my coaches, the fans and furthermore yourself. I will make Atlanta the franchise everyone wants to be part of. The franchise players want to come and end their careers on. A franchise where players will ask us to sign them.

And last but not least, I will respect this organization and its history and integrity. I will respect my coaches and my players in order to create an environment in which everyone will thrive. I will make sure everyone who walks through those doors understand the meaning of respect. Respect in that locker room, out on that field and most importantly when they are out there dealing with the real world they will know they are Warriors and must represent themselves and this franchise.

That is my promise; Hustle, Loyalty and Respect.

Now, down to team business. Atlanta has not had a winning season since season 6 when this franchise won 10 games. Since then this team has become periodically worst winning 6 games than 4 games and now suffering their worst season yet with only 1 win. With all that said, I don’t see failure. I see opportunity. Being at the very bottom only gives us one direction to go, up!

I believe a smart GM focuses on building a solid foundation through the draft. This is why I know this opportunity in Atlanta is appealing to many other GM’s. With 11 draft picks in the first 3 rounds we could be looking at a rise to prominence sooner than later. With that, I believe we can supplement the pieces needed to solidify weaknesses with smart free agents acquisitions. Once that is in place I believe with the right leadership we can land the leadership which will guide our younger players. That guidance and leadership will come from bringing in coaches that can evaluate our talent and put players in the best possible position to be successful.

Now looking at this roster, it needs many pieces on both ends. With that said, this team is not as bad as their record shows. Atlanta is lucky to have one of the best DE in Christopher Chandler locked up for a long time so we can build a defense around him. We need to build from the inside out starting at our interior lines from both sides of the ball. I know with the potential departure of Noah, our offensive line will be my first focus at hand. We will have a lot of money to allocate to make the intelligent improvements.  I am about maximizing talent to their full potential that is why bringing in players that fit the system is key. I truly believe that if you put a system in place and have the parts that fit, then success is imminent.
 
Mr. Crowe, we have the draft picks, the fan base and we have a team that is ready to start winning again.

Mr. Crowe, if I haven’t convinced you, let me leave you with this. I am not a GM that accepts failure. As a new GM you know I have not been tainted. I have no delusion of grandeur from a past GM life where I might have succeeded.  I have not been spoiled by meaningless victories or soured by the rejections of players or coaches. I have no gripes with league or any agents. I have no reason to get into a pissing contest with other GM’s that might hurt this franchise. All I have is the knowledge from many years studying this game. I understand all the rules and nuances so you know there will not be any penalty and fines and I am about this franchise first and foremost. 
Most importantly Mr. Crowe, while others may see this as the best possible “job” available I see this as an opportunity, an opportunity to bread Warriors, like the great Tribe of the Creek who once scouted these lands, I look to build a force of brave men looking to find their glory through their strengths.
I am prepared to wear the head dress and be the leader of this tribe.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 01:10:31 AM
Mr. Crowe, I want to take this opportunity to just put it all out on the table. First let thank you Mr. Maximus Crowe for allowing me the opportunity to lead this proud franchise.  I am a knew GM in this league I am obligated to tell you that I cannot promise you an impact bowl tomorrow. I cannot promise you a playoff appearance next week.  What I can promise you are these three things, Hustle, Loyalty and respect.

I will hustle diligently to put a contender on that field and restore pride into this franchise. I will relentlessly and passionately make sure that all my decisions that are to made are made to insure that this franchise is successful.

I will try my very best to create an environment of loyalty through honesty and transparency to my players, my coaches, the fans and furthermore yourself. I will make Atlanta the franchise everyone wants to be part of. The franchise players want to come and end their careers on. A franchise where players will ask us to sign them.

And last but not least, I will respect this organization and its history and integrity. I will respect my coaches and my players in order to create an environment in which everyone will thrive. I will make sure everyone who walks through those doors understand the meaning of respect. Respect in that locker room, out on that field and most importantly when they are out there dealing with the real world they will know they are Warriors and must represent themselves and this franchise.

That is my promise; Hustle, Loyalty and Respect.

Now, down to team business. Atlanta has not had a winning season since season 6 when this franchise won 10 games. Since then this team has become periodically worst winning 6 games than 4 games and now suffering their worst season yet with only 1 win. With all that said, I don’t see failure. I see opportunity. Being at the very bottom only gives us one direction to go, up!

I believe a smart GM focuses on building a solid foundation through the draft. This is why I know this opportunity in Atlanta is appealing to many other GM’s. With 11 draft picks in the first 3 rounds we could be looking at a rise to prominence sooner than later. With that, I believe we can supplement the pieces needed to solidify weaknesses with smart free agents acquisitions. Once that is in place I believe with the right leadership we can land the leadership which will guide our younger players. That guidance and leadership will come from bringing in coaches that can evaluate our talent and put players in the best possible position to be successful.

Now looking at this roster, it needs many pieces on both ends. With that said, this team is not as bad as their record shows. Atlanta is lucky to have one of the best DE in Christopher Chandler locked up for a long time so we can build a defense around him. We need to build from the inside out starting at our interior lines from both sides of the ball. I know with the potential departure of Noah, our offensive line will be my first focus at hand. We will have a lot of money to allocate to make the intelligent improvements.  I am about maximizing talent to their full potential that is why bringing in players that fit the system is key. I truly believe that if you put a system in place and have the parts that fit, then success is imminent.
 
Mr. Crowe, we have the draft picks, the fan base and we have a team that is ready to start winning again.

Mr. Crowe, if I haven’t convinced you, let me leave you with this. I am not a GM that accepts failure. As a new GM you know I have not been tainted. I have no delusion of grandeur from a past GM life where I might have succeeded.  I have not been spoiled by meaningless victories or soured by the rejections of players or coaches. I have no gripes with league or any agents. I have no reason to get into a pissing contest with other GM’s that might hurt this franchise. All I have is the knowledge from many years studying this game. I understand all the rules and nuances so you know there will not be any penalty and fines and I am about this franchise first and foremost. 
Most importantly Mr. Crowe, while others may see this as the best possible “job” available I see this as an opportunity, an opportunity to bread Warriors, like the great Tribe of the Creek who once scouted these lands, I look to build a force of brave men looking to find their glory through their strengths.
I am prepared to wear the head dress and be the leader of this tribe.

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Maximus Crowe.jpg)

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  I would like to know what your timeline looks like... I have GM Strike Guy on my radar and he is asking for a 3 year plan.  What type of timeline do you see before this team is back in the playoffs?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 01:11:55 AM
Well, needless to say, Mr. Crowe...for the first three years of this franchise, the Warriors have seen their fair share of losing campaigns. Even more so after the success that came during the very first season of your inception. I've kept my eye in the league here and there since stepping away to deal with family issues, but I believe that if there is something I was able to bring during my previous tenure as a GM was a semblance of consistency and teams who work hard along with seeing a trend of upward mobility as time has gone on.

To put it in battle-like terms, my idea as a possible general to your troops here would be of a long campaign. I'd be looking for a guarantee of at least three seasons to get the Warriors rebuilt, re-mobilized and within playoff contention by Year Three, with the aim being to break through into the playoffs itself at that point. With that in mind, I also would like to know more about your own vision for the team as well, Mr. Crowe. Often, we see situations where GMs and ownership's visions might...clash with one another.


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I want to get back to contention, plain and simple.  I am tired of the bottom feeding, I want a team that is working to get better every year.  I am not asking for playoffs immediately, but I want to be out of the cellar.  It is not an easy division.  How would you build this team to contend with the strong defense of Miami, or the high power offense of Orlando... or the dual threat of Alabama?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 10, 2017, 01:21:00 AM
Yes, it's definitely not an easy division by any means but I do believe that a solid coaching staff that is able to impart their vision on both sides of the ball and smart drafting will be essential to deal with the aspects of this division. If anything, my eventual aim is for a blueprint similar to Alabama's own. A consistency on both offense and defense will be key to deal with this division and it is something that can be achieved within the three years. The draft picks that we have and some of the current pieces of this team can definitely lead us that way.

Now, I am familiar with the fact that you are a big fan of running the football. I'm just curious if that is a big sticking point for any kind of offensive-oriented coaching decision that has to be made.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 01:22:23 AM
Yes, it's definitely not an easy division by any means but I do believe that a solid coaching staff that is able to impart their vision on both sides of the ball and smart drafting will be essential to deal with the aspects of this division. If anything, my eventual aim is for a blueprint similar to Alabama's own. A consistency on both offense and defense will be key to deal with this division and it is something that can be achieved within the three years. The draft picks that we have and some of the current pieces of this team can definitely lead us that way.

Now, I am familiar with the fact that you are a big fan of running the football. I'm just curious if that is a big sticking point for any kind of offensive-oriented coaching decision that has to be made.

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I just want success, however it has to come.. I just don't want a bunch of crying snowflake sissies, I want WARRIORS.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Strike Guy on December 10, 2017, 01:27:58 AM
I appreciate your forthcoming attitude, Mr. Crowe. I am definitely interested in the position as discussed many months ago and that interest has not faded away with this interview.

Were there any other questions that you have for me, Mr. Crowe?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 02:11:36 AM
I believe the winning starts this year. Winning changes everything. We get that first win, the fans feel better, the players feel better and like wild fire it catches on. Look what happened in Seattle once GM Jon took over. That was a team no one saw winning. Not after the year they were having. But the right attitude changed perception, perception became reality and the entire organization looked to breathe new air. With what we have in place at the draft, with a Stud like Chandler leading this defense and with a fan base hungry for a winner  I believe we can start seeing wins this season and true success as early as next season.

So Mr. Crowe I want to win now. I see us starting that trend this season, I see us even better next. I understand the difficulty of this division but every year since this team won 10 games, there has been a new division winner each year. There is no reason why that can't be us next year, or if all breaks the right way maybe even this year. You never know, Look at what Michigan and Kansas City did in one year, proper leadership and a good draft can change everything.

Now, let me address this division. Orlando has a good offense and a great QB. Miami has a solid defense that gets to the QB and Alabama is solid on both sides of the ball.  In this league you most definitely need all that, but a good offense and no defense is as inept as a good defense with no offense. Teams like Orlando and Miami, they don't have balance. Their identity is one sided.  I plan to bring Atlanta an identity. My vision is that we can field a solid defense, a solid O-line that will help us run the ball down the oppositions throat. My vision starts with this draft. This draft is what is going to help us put a defense in place to chase down Jamie Ortega and intercept the QBR master Merv Patton. Once this O-line has been rebuilt, Miami’s front seven won't have a chance to feast on us anymore. Defense and stout running game will give us back our identity as Warriors and give us a chance in every game.

Now, Mr. Crowe, I won’t tell you how long I need so Atlanta can be successful because I intend to be successful now. You want to see winning, we will start winning this year and we will win more next year and more after that. This is your team; I am here as long as you believe in me and are satisfied with what you see on the field.  So if you would like to know how long will it take to get these Warriors back to the promise land, I confidently can tell you, if the players strap on their chin straps, lace up their cleats and put on their helmets every week, we can be fighting for the division by next season.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 12:21:34 PM
I appreciate your forthcoming attitude, Mr. Crowe. I am definitely interested in the position as discussed many months ago and that interest has not faded away with this interview.

Were there any other questions that you have for me, Mr. Crowe?

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  GM Strike Guy, I am sorry but I believe we are going to go a different direction with our General Manager.  I am sure you will find success in the league, but at this time we are going with another candidate.



I believe the winning starts this year. Winning changes everything. We get that first win, the fans feel better, the players feel better and like wild fire it catches on. Look what happened in Seattle once GM Jon took over. That was a team no one saw winning. Not after the year they were having. But the right attitude changed perception, perception became reality and the entire organization looked to breathe new air. With what we have in place at the draft, with a Stud like Chandler leading this defense and with a fan base hungry for a winner  I believe we can start seeing wins this season and true success as early as next season.

So Mr. Crowe I want to win now. I see us starting that trend this season, I see us even better next. I understand the difficulty of this division but every year since this team won 10 games, there has been a new division winner each year. There is no reason why that can't be us next year, or if all breaks the right way maybe even this year. You never know, Look at what Michigan and Kansas City did in one year, proper leadership and a good draft can change everything.

Now, let me address this division. Orlando has a good offense and a great QB. Miami has a solid defense that gets to the QB and Alabama is solid on both sides of the ball.  In this league you most definitely need all that, but a good offense and no defense is as inept as a good defense with no offense. Teams like Orlando and Miami, they don't have balance. Their identity is one sided.  I plan to bring Atlanta an identity. My vision is that we can field a solid defense, a solid O-line that will help us run the ball down the oppositions throat. My vision starts with this draft. This draft is what is going to help us put a defense in place to chase down Jamie Ortega and intercept the QBR master Merv Patton. Once this O-line has been rebuilt, Miami’s front seven won't have a chance to feast on us anymore. Defense and stout running game will give us back our identity as Warriors and give us a chance in every game.

Now, Mr. Crowe, I won’t tell you how long I need so Atlanta can be successful because I intend to be successful now. You want to see winning, we will start winning this year and we will win more next year and more after that. This is your team; I am here as long as you believe in me and are satisfied with what you see on the field.  So if you would like to know how long will it take to get these Warriors back to the promise land, I confidently can tell you, if the players strap on their chin straps, lace up their cleats and put on their helmets every week, we can be fighting for the division by next season.

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Maximus Crowe.jpg)

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  Okay GM Lucas, you have the job.  I am going to have expectations for you, so you better back up what you've said here today.

..Welcome to the team. 

Your Secretary is Xenia Watson, she will help you with any questions you might have.   

The staff is a complete clean slate outside of Sean Peterson still being on board as our Scouting Director.  The players are cleaning out their lockers, so if you need to speak with any of them you have a little time before they leave for the off-season.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 03:40:11 PM
Thank you Mr. Crowe for the opportunity as a first time GM to lead this band of Warriors to the promise land. I won't waist anymore time with salutations and I will get started.

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Ms. Watson, my Name is Xavier Lucas or GM Lucas and I am honored to be working for this organization and side by side with someone like yourself. I would really love to sit down and chat and get to know one another but right now Mr. Crowe has informed me that my window to speak to players is closing. I am sure they are ready for a much needed off season so I don't want to take to much of their time I am going to need to speak to only two players. So before we get going can you please send in first T Noah Rose.
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Mr. Rose, allow me to introduce myself. I am GM Lucas and I won't take up a lot of your time. As you and many teams know, you will be a sought after free agent who I am sure is looking to run out of here in hopes of finding greener pastures. I implore you to give this organization the opportunity to prove to you this is where you belong. Week in and week out you battled in the trenches regardless of the fact that there was no direction or leadership and to me that is exemplary of the type of men, the type of Warriors this organization needs to build around. We are headed in a new direction Mr. Rose and Mr. Crowe has handed me the opportunity to really do something great. When I look at this roster I would be lying if I didn't think we needed talents like yourself to build our offensive line around. I hope as free agency looms and you are making your decision to whom you will play for next season that you really consider coming back. This team needs an anchor on that line and that Anchor can be you. Thank you for your time. Is there anything you would like to say or know about me or my vision for this team?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 04:14:16 PM
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Man, if you're willing to pay me 18+ on a two year deal I'll give you a shot, but if it's not something I like, I am out of here.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 04:29:23 PM
I want to be upfront with you as I will be with all players. Out of respect to you and your agent I must let you know that as a franchise we own a franchise tag and I hope you will be open to being tag if necessary in order to deal directly with you to work something out. I also believe if that would occur, you would be paid close to what you want for 1 year either way. Please understand as a GM I must do the right thing in order to set this organization up for success. I hope you understand for that I feel you are a very important part of this franchises success moving forward. I am hoping we can work out a deal. Once the off season begins and all the free agents file I will get the books in order and be prepared to make you an offer either way. You are our #1 target to retain. Enjoy your off season, you deserve it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 04:36:10 PM
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$13MM is about $5 Million short of what I want, so either you're going to back a brinks truck up in PR, or you're going to get to watch me hold out.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 05:11:43 PM
PR is not a problem for us but when the time comes we will speak again Mr. Rose. I feel very good about us getting a deal done. Enjoy your offseason.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 06:04:47 PM
I’ll let you finish packing as I wrap things up.
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Ms. Watson can you let please call in DE Chandler.

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Mr. Chandler, Allow me to introduce myself. I am GM Lucas and I am the new GM of Atlanta and let me be the first to tell you that having you on this team is one of the reasons I wanted this position in Atlanta. You are going to be the corner stone as we rebuild this defense. Your effort this season tells me you are the type of player we are like for. Let the winning begin.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 10:09:29 PM
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The winning needs to begin, I'm tired of losing and I want to be playing on a contender.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 10:31:51 PM
Understood, as we all do. You will be part of what makes this team a contender. Now, I have a very important question, I am going to bring in a DC that best suits are talent. You being the talent I need to know which defensive scheme best utilizes your talent.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 10:33:52 PM
 
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I'm a 4-3 defensive end, I've got no interest in a 3-4 at all.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 10, 2017, 10:42:38 PM
Understood, thank you for your time and let me not take any more of it. Enjoy your well deserved off season and rest up because winning starts now.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 12:58:05 PM
 
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Word.  See you later boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 02:40:25 PM
Enjoy

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Ms Watson can you contact the DC from Long Beach, Vic Leblanc please.

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Mr. Leblanc, I have been playing close attention to the field and I keep coming back to you. I think it's time that you brought your Defensive knowledge to the head of the table. I am looking for a head coach with defensive expertise, before I go on I would like to know if you would be interested and if so what scheme do favor.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 03:14:21 PM
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I'm itching to get back into the head coaching line of work.  Having this year to run the defense in Long Beach has been good for me though.  I am revitalized and ready to cause some CHAOS for other teams.

I run an attacking 3-4 defense, heavy on the blitz and hungry for sacks and turnovers.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 03:42:40 PM
Sounds like you are definitely a candidate high on my list. If you were put in charge to lead this team what contract would you be looking for?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 05:15:42 PM
 
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I'm looking for $11MM per season.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 06:07:58 PM
That's fair. Well Mr.LeBlanc You are definitely one of my top candidates but I must continue due diligence and give this team the best opportunity so I must continue the interview process and I'll get back to you in a few days.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 07:09:13 PM
 
 
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Sure.  Sounds good.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 07:23:51 PM
Great,

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Ms Watson can you get me DC's, DC Gary Farmer


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Mr. Farmer, it would be remissed on my part if I didn't add you to the names of possible candidates I am looking at to be head coach of the Atlanta Warriors. So before we move forward would you be interested and if so what scheme do you run?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 08:10:47 PM
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..While I appreciate you contacting me, I have to wonder how you would consider me a candidate for the job, but not know what type of defense I have run in DC for the past 4 years.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 08:30:35 PM
Well Mr. Farmer as much as I would like to tell you I know everything and everyone in the league I don't. The truth is, I am new to the league and as much studying as I have done, as much game tape I have watched I haven't seen it all. I don't know it all but I am making an effort to familiarize myself with everyone I come across. So apologies if I sound ignorant but I would rather ask and be given the proper information instead of assuming and getting my facts mixed up and making a bad first impression or offending someone, which happens to be what I still did anyway.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 08:43:51 PM
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I run a 4-3, always have and I always will.  I'm a more conservative defensive playcaller, coverage linebackers and good DBs, with a good pass rush from the d-line is what I am looking to build.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 08:54:12 PM
Well the 4-3 is what I was looking for. As you know, Atlanta has one of the best DE’s in the game in Christopher Chandler. We are looking to build are defense with Christopher as our anchor. Just so happens he excels in the 4-3 scheme so you have just jumped to the top of the list if you are interested. With that information how much would it take to get you to come lead the Atlanta Warriors?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 10:16:19 PM
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I'd rather hear what you valued me at, you called me after all.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 10:39:51 PM
Well, considering the average rate in this league for head coaches is a little under ten million I'll add on your defensive success and loyalty, so if I brought you in I would want to bring you in for 3 years at 10 Million per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 11:04:14 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Gary Farmer.jpg)

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That's definitely a respectable figure.
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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2017, 11:07:00 PM
Great, then I'll put you down as our top candidate. I need to continue due diligence for this franchise and interview a few more possible head coaches like yourself but I'll tell you right now you are the front runner. I will inform you of my decision after the impact bowl. Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 11:10:13 PM
 
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Sounds good, I'll be looking forward to hearing from you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2017, 03:13:02 PM
Absolutely, Have a great day

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Ms. Watson, can you please contact scouting director Sean Peterson

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Mr. Peterson, my name is Gm Lucas and I have been brought in as the new GM of Atlanta. Let me get down to brass tax because time is of the essence. We have a very interesting and important off season ahead of us. With expansion happening we need to be very meticulous in player evaluation. Now forgive me, I have decided to forgo looking through the mess of notes and evaluations the last GM behind and will start fresh with it all. Now, that makes you one of the most important pieces to this organization. So let me get right to it, which position do you scout best?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 04:17:23 PM
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Yo GM Lucas, don't sweat it man.. I am a defensive minded scout, but I have a little eye for everything.  My specialty though is in the front seven, especially pass rushers from the Edge.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2017, 07:32:46 PM
Perfect, I think it's a natural fit considering how I plan to build this team. Thank you, I'm going to keep up the coach search

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Ms. Watson, can you please get me Alabama DC Ricky Tar

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Mr. Tar, first let me say your Nighthawks had a great season and you should be proud of that defense you put out there. But, one teams loss is another teams gain. I know you have been running the 4-3 which is a scheme I envision for the Atlanta Warriors. I am ready to give you the keys to your own set of wheels and make you coach of the Warriors. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 08:26:25 PM
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  Hmm, I like the idea of being a head coach, but right now I've got a lot of interest coming my way dog, and I need to know why I should want to join this organization.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2017, 09:01:42 PM
Well, here are some reasons, I am looking to build a team around the defense. I am looking to give the next head coach of Atlanta full say as to who the DC should be. We have one of the best DE's in the game and a scout about to use some of our many first round picks to strengthen the line. Mr. Tar, I am looking to make a big splash on the free agent market with maybe a player or two you might be familiar with. See Mr. Tar, we are in a prime position to make a surprise impact in this division because for us winning starts now. Oh, and how can I forget that I got a 3 year contract worth 10 million per waiting for someone to sign their name. Now, I currently have a top candidate in place but that's only because unfortunately for you and your team I had to wait for Alabama to be done with their season. But maybe misfortune becomes fortune for you. That is entirely up to you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 11:41:49 PM
 
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  Yo Dog, you tellin' me I'm not your first choice but you're already talkin' cash and years?  Man I don't know what to think but yeah, I am listening to those zeros on that check.  I dig the money and I want to be a head coach my dude, but I'm taking my time.  Lots of jobs need fillin'
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 13, 2017, 06:10:56 AM
Well I never said you weren't my first choice Mr Tar, I said currently at the moment I had a top candidate and that was because you weren't available. If your Alabama Nighthawks never made the playoffs you would have been the first number I called. But with that said, I understand the process and respect every man's decision to field the offer he feels best suits him. The field is big and opportunity is a plenty. Mr Tar, I hope at the end we are sitting at a table signing some paper talking personnel, but if not I think you will make a damn fine coach where ever you may land. Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 13, 2017, 12:17:22 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me coach JimBob Ryder on the line please

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Mr. Ryder good day sir. Sources have let me know that you are planning to make the jump to the high impact Football league and I couldn't be more happier. Your Florida state team was 15th but they should have been much more higher. Now my reason for this call is that I know you will be sought after for a DC position on many teams. I would kick myself if I wasn't one of those teams. I am interested in bringing you on once I solidify the head coaching position. I will be bringing in a defensive minded head coach who also runs the 4-3 like yourself. Why should you want to join a 1-15 team with an unproven Gm and no coaching staff? In Atlanta, we are close enough to Florida to know around  these parts jimBob Ryder is a god. We also know out of college you can inspire and get the very best of young talent and what better way to come into the HIFL then on a team that has 11 draft picks in the first 3 rounds. Three of them which are all in the first round with 1 of them being the second pick overall? We have the best DE in the game and we are going to get better. I would like you to keep us on the top of your list. We  are ready to make an offer as soon as we get our head coach. Any interest?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 13, 2017, 12:36:18 PM
And please know that when I say your team should have been much more higher I am referencing the fact they should have had a higher seed. I truly believe Florida State should have been a top 10 team. Just wanted to clear that up, so once again I ask, any interest?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 08:07:13 PM
 
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Well really son, to be here in Atlanta, I'd rather be talking about the head coaching job if we're being honest.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 13, 2017, 09:00:14 PM
Not an impossibility, tell me, if you were coach how do you envision running this team? What type of players does it take to make a team run by JimBob Ryder?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 09:27:46 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Jimbob Ryder.jpg)

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I'm gonna sum it up in three words son:

FAST.  SMART. PHYSICAL.

That's what I want, That is what wins.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 13, 2017, 11:36:51 PM
You know Mr. Ryder, sometimes you find gems in the unlikeliest places. Being a first time GM in the HIFL, I think it makes sense to give a first time coach in the HIFL a shot. I think with all the draft pics we have you will have a ton of potential to work with and can reach these young men who will be joining our team. Mr.Ryder, I would like to offer you the position as Head Coach of Atlanta Warriors. How does 3 years 7 million per sound. As an incentive if we win 6 games I’ll bump it up to 9 million next season?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 11:50:24 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Jimbob Ryder.jpg)

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That's definitely a good starting point.  Let's talk officially after the impact bowl when we can really get deals done and signed.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 14, 2017, 12:19:22 AM
Sounds good Mr Ryder.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 14, 2017, 11:59:21 AM
Ms. Watson with but a small hand full of priorities to take care of before we lock in for the off season and get the party started. I need a few things from your end, first and foremost can you get me QB Vega Del Rio, while I'm talking with him can you send me  our budget and also let me know if we have to pay for any miscellaneous fines or buyouts, thank you!

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Mr. Del Rio, Finally we get to talk. I want to keep this short I know your well deserved off season is calling your name. Here it goes, I bringing in a new coaching staff. I envision a strong running attack that will help maximize our passing game and limit mistakes. I would like to ask you, what was wrong with the offense. What do you think was our biggest issue last season?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 14, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
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  I am not a coach, jefe.  I just play football.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 14, 2017, 10:49:50 PM
I know, I like to go to the men on the field to ask about the game they play. You were behind that o-line. You threw the ball. The game plan ran through you. What do you prefer in an offense. Do you like the deep ball. Do you dink and dunk it to the end zone. I want to bring an OC that can work with the players we have.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 15, 2017, 09:29:57 AM
You know what Mr. Del rio, it is unfair for me to put you on the spot, you are a player and you should only concentrate on football. Thank you for your time and enjoy your off season.


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Ms. Watson can you get me Coach John Rudino

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Mr. Rudino, I don't want to take to much of your time but when I heard the surprising news that you were let go, I had to stop what I was doing to see who would be crazy enough to let a man with your track record walk out the door. I know you will have many teams recruiting you so let me be one of them. I won't sit here and ask you a million questions I know your time is valuable as you look to get back on your horse. I hope we are that horse. Here are a few questions for you and after we cac discuss if we have a match.

I know you are familiar with the 4-3 which is what we plan run here. We got one of the best DE's in Atlanta and a ton of draft picks. If hired what would be your first focus on rebuilding this team?

 
Would you want input on putting your staff together or would you leave it up to me?

Do you believe your system works for every player despite their skill set or must every player fit your system.

If you this is a match, what type of contract are you looking for?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2017, 12:17:27 PM
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Whoa, easy there killer..   GM Lucas, nice to meet you first and foremost, welcome to the league. 

Now I know you've got a guy in Chandler who can be disruptive, but careful there calling him one of the best, man..  Looking at this team, it's going to be one hell of a job to rebuild and shape this roster, now depending on what type of offense you want to run, that would depend on who I would recommend as a coordinator, same goes with the draft picks, but I am an offensive guru and a defensive wiz kid, I coach both sides of the ball well, and I like to think that my trip to the Impact Bowl shows that my plans work, man.

...If I was coming to a team like this to rebuild, I'd need security, 5 years and $14MM to take on this task, but I'm taking other calls, so this isn't an official offer from me, man.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 15, 2017, 12:43:11 PM
Well I must say, you are the first coach to come in here with knowledge on both sides of the ball. I must tell you, I have had some pretty impressive coaching prospects come through that door but none with the knowledge and gumption of what needs to be done like you have shown here. I understand your price tag has to do more with the rebuilding process and I think it's fair. Before you were released I had a top candidate in place. I think you have just jumped to the top of that list as my top candidate. I think I am willing to meet your demands. 5 years at 14 million. All I ask for my commitment to your asking price is that you put Atlanta at the top of your list.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 15, 2017, 01:46:25 PM
And one last thing before you go, Mr. Rudino, this team might not make a playoff this season but with the amount of draft picks we have, a clean slate to put together our entire coaching staff and money to spend. I hope that’s enough to bring you too Atlanta.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2017, 02:00:08 PM
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No promises man, but this is a job that I think could be a fun challenge.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 15, 2017, 02:25:44 PM
Thank you. Enjoy being sought after you deserve it. Hope we speak again
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 15, 2017, 03:40:11 PM
Ms Watson one last thing then we’ll lock in for the off season. Can you tell me how much money we will have pre-expansion draft. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2017, 12:01:25 AM
A FINANCIAL UPDATE WILL COME AFTER THE IMPACT BOWL
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2017, 12:51:38 AM
(GM Lucas walks into the locker room with a look of pride on his face)

Gentlemen, if I can have your attention for a few short minutes. As some of you may or may not know I have been brought in to Atlanta as the new GM. My name is GM Lucas and I wanted to come down to look at the faces of the men who went out there week in and week out and put it on the line when by mid season there was nothing left to play for except honor, respect and loyalty to one another. The heart shown on the field this past season did not go unnoticed. I look around and I see some very tired and worn down men who just want to go the hell home and delete this season from their memory. I ask you, please, do not forget about this season. Think about it, learn from it. This past season did nothing to quench your thirst for victory or feed your hunger for glory. I want you to take a much needed rest but keep this sickening feeling with you. This feeling should make you mad, should make you want to come back next season and show those who have already written us off next season. Well gentlemen, things are about to change. It's time for Atlanta to turn it around and take that next step. Gentlemen, I am here for you. I am about three things, honesty, loyalty and respect. But those are three things I will earn from you. Now, I am trying to put together a coaching staff that works for us, that fits our skills and strengths and a coaching staff that can get the absolute most out of every single man in this room. A coaching staff you want to play for. You see, I look around and I see talented men who have not yet reached their full potential and how could you with a season like the one you just endured. I see veterans who want a chance at glory either once again or for the first time. I see some rookies who are still waiting for that exciting HIFL experience they were promised by that last GM upon signing their contract. I see men who are tired of losing, who are tired of being dicked around by coaches and left out to dry or worst, under a bus.

(GM Lucas looks around)

Now, some of you who are under contract and will be here when the winning begins and let me tell you that does not start next season it starts now. Some of you will have an exciting off season being courted and recruited by teams who on paper will offer you a better situation then what you have dealt with this past season, but I urge you, rather you are back in Burgundy and Gold or wearing a new uniform I urge you to remember this feeling. It's a feeling that will drive you. Gentlemen, I wish you all nothing but the best, I wish you luck where ever you may land because you men deserve better than a one and fifteen season. Gentlemen, you don't know me and I don't know you but I will tell you this was the only job I wanted and the only job I applied for because of the heart I saw on that field every week. I am proud and humbled to be standing here in front of you and I hope to see many of you return through those doors next season Thank you, Now go and enjoy your much needed off season!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 01:40:03 AM
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Hello sir.  The owner asked me to give you all of the following information.


- We have 27MM in off-season PR

- We have no coaches.

- Our scouting direction is also the head coach of our Minor League affiliate.


After the Expansion draft we will receive a "ERFA primer" showing us our available roster spots, salary cap, and PR, please do not ask about this until it is given, Thank you.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 06:30:22 AM
Well thank you Ms. Watson, I would like to start in the only place I can, the head coaching job. Please get me coach Rudino. CoacH, i told you you were my first choice. 5 years at 14 million, 11 draft picks first 3 rounds and you get a say in bringing in a staff. it's there if you want it. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 12:01:44 PM
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Sorry GM Lucas, but I'm going to go with the job that gives me a shot at a championship. Good luck.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 12:34:52 PM
Sorry to hear that but I understand, thank you for your time.

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Ms. Watson can you get me coach Ryder

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Coach, I have an opening and I am wondering if you have any interest in what we spoke about. The Head coaching position is yours if you want it. 3 years 8 million.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 12:42:36 PM
Ms. Watson hold that call, do not call yet instead call coach Munoz



Coach Munoz I was wondering if you were interested in getting right back in the game. I have a head coaching job for you. How much would it take?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 12:54:45 PM
And just think, besides having a team with three first round picks and a coaching staff you can put together, you get to stick it to Bama twice a year.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 01:06:58 PM
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3 years and $8 Million is a deal son!  I'll shake on that!




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I'm looking for 3 years and $10MM
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 01:24:59 PM
Coach JimBob Ryder, another coach who I had reached out too who had a strong track record and successful coaching stint in the HIFL just reached out to me. My loyalty and dedication is putting this team in the best possible situation and as for expearience we believe he gives us the best chance so we will be going a different direction. Thank you for your time and if you don’t land a coaching job and we have a DC job available I would be happy to bring you in for the same money I offered you as a head coach. Thank you for yoir time.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 01:25:53 PM
Coach Munoz you have a deal. 3 years at 10MM, i'll send it in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 01:31:13 PM
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Kiss my ass, you'll pay for this one... I'm going to put our offense into the DIRT twice a year!




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Excellent.  I look forward to rebuilding this franchise.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 01:47:23 PM
Coach Munoz, these are exciting times in Atlanta for sure. The rebuilding starts at the foundation, your coordinators. Any DC and or OC available you would like to bring in. I was looking to bring in a DC that runs the 4-3 to better utilize the defensive talent we already have on the team like Christopher Chandler and Walter Turner. The offensive scheme is wide open. Any Thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 04:47:48 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Henry Munoz Jr.jpg)

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Coach Bowman whom I worked with in Alabama would be a good hire, but outside of that, I don't have a preference.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 05:18:38 PM
I'll see to it. I think having that chemistry is a good start.

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Ms Watson, can you get OC Bowman on the line

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Mr. Bowman, you come highly recommended by newly hired coach Munoz who you worked with in Alabama. I think the Chemistry would be great. I'm willing to bring you in for the same length as Coach Munoz, 3 years at 7 per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 07:14:50 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Shannon Bowman.jpg)

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You have a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 08:58:47 PM
Excellent news. Coach Munoz will definitely be happy to hear I'm putting the band back together again. I'll let you get situated


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Ms. Watson can you get me DC Foster Diaz

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Mr. Diaz, Coach Munoz gave me free reign to hire who I felt was the best fit and watching you that exceptional 4-3 that defense San Antonio exhibited this past season I felt like I had to give you a call. I'm not sure if you were planning on moving on to new challenges but if you are Atlanta would be a great place to start. We are going into this years draft with a ton of draft picks in the first three rounds and we plan to focus on the defensive side of the ball first and foremost. We have money to spend on EFRA and free agency. We have a solid DE in Christopher Chandler and a good FS in Walter Turner to build around who both still have a lot of great years ahead of them. I am looking for a coach to get the very best out of these young men and a coach who can lead this defense to the top. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 10:57:37 PM
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Hey man, I love my job in San Antonio, but money talks... what's your offer?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 11:10:25 PM
Thank you for your time Mr. Diaz, I must say I am shocked you haven't landed a head coaching job yet. Maybe that's good for Atlanta and about to be good for you. Let me tell you along with accepting this nice little deal I'm about to offer, you get to build this defense with DE Christopher Chandler and FS Walter Turner to build around. With all our draft picks we plan to build one hell of a defense. It's my focus at the moment. So here is my offer;

I can give you 3 years at 8.5mm and if we end up a top ten defense against the run or pass I will bump you to 9mm for the remainder of your contract and if we end up a top ten against both the run and pass I'll bump you to 9.5 next season for the remainder of your contract. And as a gesture that we are going to do this together, I am willing to give you a guarantee on that.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2017, 11:21:16 PM
And while you are thinking this over, this offer makes you the top paid DC in the league
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2017, 12:31:46 AM
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That is a great offer, let me think it over before I decide.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 19, 2017, 07:21:00 AM
I know considering money talks you are probably looking for the most and I completely understand and respect your decision. I hope at the of the day that the idea of a guaranteed contract, incentives and chance to put your ur own personnel together out weights a few bucks.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 19, 2017, 09:26:52 AM
While you are weighing your options Mr. Diaz, I'm going to go and continue to build this team to the best of my ability. Rather you sign on which would be great or you take your talents to another team if you could let me know that would be greatly appreciated. If not with us I wish you the best, I know a talented man like yourself will do well where ever you land.


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Ms. Watson can you please contact newly retired Guard Kevin Corral and just ask him if he's interested in an AC job, if not then can you get me his counter part Tackle Cecil Watson, Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2017, 02:49:48 PM
CORRAL WILL SIGN AS AC FOR 2 YEARS / $2MM
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 19, 2017, 03:02:21 PM
Sounds good. I'll pencil it in.

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Ms. Watson, can you get me DC Diaz once again.

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Coach Diaz, some time has passed and I was inquiring about the offer we spoke about. I had time to think it over and I have come to the conclusion, what is an extra 500k? I am willing to alter the offer and give you 3 years at 9 million with a guarantee contract. Now you can have the contract with the incentives or this new one. Now, either one you choose will be fantastic for both parties but I would like to get this done sooner than later so if you choose to go else where I don't miss out on any other potential top flight DC's. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 19, 2017, 09:39:31 PM
Ms. Watson considering Mr. Diaz decided to stay put can you please reach out to coach Michael Campbell

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Mr. Campbell, I am looking for a coach to run the 4-3. Doing some research it seems like that's your scheme of choice.


First, Can you tell me a bit about how you would run a defense.

Second, What's your play style.

Finally, How are you with motivating young players and getting the most out of them
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 20, 2017, 06:18:18 AM
Ms Watson while I wait for coach Campbell to contact me can you get me coach Richard Door.

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Mr. Door, I am looking for a coach to run the 4-3. Doing some research it seems like that's your scheme of choice.


First, Can you tell me a bit about how you would run a defense.

Second, What's your play style.

Finally, How are you with motivating young players and getting the most out of them
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2017, 10:42:28 PM
stat sheet
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2017, 11:23:17 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)


I run a 4-3 defense.

My play style is conservative with about 35% blitzing.

I am a disciple driven coach, I push them to do better and to play with discipline.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 20, 2017, 11:33:40 PM
Thank You, you are definitely a candidate. I have one more person to interview and I will let you know either way. So far I like everything I hear but in all fairness I am a man of my word so I will call you shortly. Thank you Mr Campbell.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Coach Richard Door

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Mr Door, I am looking for a coach who is going to get the very best out of our young players and veterans alike. I would like to ask you a few questions;

First, Can you tell me a bit about how you would run a defense.

Second, What's your play style.

Finally, What part of the defense would you consider your biggest strengths
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 21, 2017, 12:12:17 AM
and before you answer, note I am looking to hire a DC for 3 years at 7 Million per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 21, 2017, 12:24:25 AM
RICHARD DOOR HAS AGREED TO A DEAL AND IS NOT TAKING YOUR CALL... MEANWHILE THE SOMETIME-HOT HEADED MICHAEL CAMPBELL WAITS FOR A CALL BACK.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 23, 2017, 07:52:42 AM
Ms. Watson I have one more Candidate left, and I will be making my choice immediately after, can you get me DC Kieth Knotts?

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Mr Knotts, I am looking for a coach who is going to get the very best out of our young players and veterans alike. I would like to ask you a few questions;


First, Can you tell me a bit about how you would run a defense, are you a one scheme DC or are you flexible according to our opponent.

Second, We plan to spend a number of draft picks on the defense, your input will be valuable. Can you unlock unseen potential or are you stronger pushing good players even further?

Finally, What part of the defense would you consider to be the biggest factor in your scheme?




Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 23, 2017, 08:43:28 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Keith Knotts.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)


I'm a big believer in 4-3 and Nickle set, zone coverage with a good mix of blitzing, but the bulk of my pressure still comes from the defensive line.   

Having coached at North Carolina the last several years, I've had to get a lot of 3 and 4 star prospects up to scratch to keep pace with those boys in Clemson and Florida State, so I like to think I help elevate those boys since we made it to the college football playoffs this year.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 23, 2017, 09:00:10 AM
I love that there is a mix and that you work well with young players considering that we are about to have a large number of rookies on the defensive side of the ball on our team. It's no secret that we have 3 picks in the fist round alone so you might be familiar with one or to to start with.  I would like to make you an official offer of 3 years at 7 Million Per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 23, 2017, 09:05:34 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Keith Knotts.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)


I'm mid interview with Alabama and I want that job, it's my number one choice, but if they aren't willing to pay me what you're offering I'll comeback and accept.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 23, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
Seems fair and I appreciate your honesty. On my end, I will continue to prepare this team. I hope there is a quick resolution and I hope it ends with you signing your name on an Atlanta contract.

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Ms Watson while we wait for Mr. Knotts to make his decision, can you whip me up the figures and tell me how much would it cost to bring 10,000 fans to the draft with us?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 23, 2017, 10:04:07 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Xenia.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


200.00 per flight, so about $2MM
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 23, 2017, 05:03:26 PM
Thank You, Looks like something we might be doing for the fans, draw some positive attention and let them be a part of our rebuilding process. Ms. Watson can you get Mr. Knotts back on the line. I just want to touch base


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Mr. Knotts, I just wanted to touch base with you. This is an important time for the team, one I believe a DC should be part of. Not sure if you received any official offers from Alabama yet but our offer of three years at 7 million per still stands. I would like to move forward with EFRA with a DC by my side. If we can get your decision please, it would benefit both sides. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 23, 2017, 10:26:16 PM
MS Watson considering we have not been called back by Mr. Knotts, we are going to move forward with coach Campbell, please get him, thank you.

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Coach Campbell, Atlanta has decided that you are the right man for this job. Discipline is what all these young players we will be drafting will need. My offer is 2 years at 5 Million Per to be our DC
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 23, 2017, 11:34:11 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Michael Campbell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)


I was reading the bleacher report and saw your offer to Knotts... I'm far more proven than he is, I have head coach experience. I'll sign for 8, and nothing less.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 23, 2017, 11:35:02 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDH.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)


Just letting you know we're going to need 2MM in PR to sign this franchise tag tender.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 23, 2017, 11:40:31 PM
Mr. Campbell, no offense and no hard feelings. That offer was more in hopes to raise his price for our division rival Nighthawks which worked. You want 8, you got 8. Now let's build this damn defense.

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Mr. Hester, 2m PR for a kicker, that will be interesting billboard but one I am planning to mount. you got it. 2 M PR.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 24, 2017, 12:28:54 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDH.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)


THUMBS UP
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 28, 2017, 01:07:20 AM
Great. Nice doing business with you

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Ms. Watson, we got our guys signed, we have exhausted the ERFA hours. We have set up a great fan experience thanks to your quick math and research on those airline tickets. I am done with interviewing and now we let our coaches scout, investigate and come up with information to take with us to the draft.

(GM LUCAS SITS BACK)

I would like to finally get to know a little about yourself.

First, Do you like it here?

Second, What are your biggest pet peeves in this business. I think it's important that I now what I can and can't tire you out with?

Third, How many times can I ask for information on our economics? is that something I can ask of you every quarter of the season to avoid that dreaded question "How much do we have left?" I'll do my best to keep track but is that something you can do for me. I mean a wonderful compromise could be when we get down passed to around 2mm remaining in either bank you give me a heads up? Do you think either of those options is something we can work out. If so it can really negate me ever asking you?

Finally, working here under so many GM's, do you have any advice for a new GM like myself. What would be one helpful tip and one thing I should avoid at all cost.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 28, 2017, 11:15:28 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/People/Watson.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


I am happy with my job, yes...

My biggest pet peeves are tedious questions about things the GM should be able to figure out on their own with a little bit of research.

You /can/ ask me whenever you want, since you're my boss, but unless you want a lot of eye rolling, heavy sighing, and delayed phone calls in critical times, I'd keep track of your own finances and not rely on me unless its the start of the off-season or things like that.

..my advice is to not make crazy decisions or to call our beautiful city a state.


EYE ROLL
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 28, 2017, 02:30:09 PM
Thank you, that was very helpful and I will do my absolute best not to annoy you. As far as the State of Atlanta goes, I'm sorry, I haven't had time to sit and relax yet alone really let all this sink in. A Gm of my own team. Feels like yesterday I was writing a column about the tragedy in Seattle and interviewing GM Jon and "Here we are Now" Just a little in awe that's all. I'm a knucklehead, "State of Atlanta" (Laughs to himself) What was I thinking. Well I am glad I have someone like you to make sure that didn't hit the press. Georgia!, dammit, Georgia.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 29, 2017, 12:02:58 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/People/Watson.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


  We might need to spend another $1MM in PR to fix it, so we dont end up only taking 2000 fans because the others dont qualify as "State of Atlanta" residents per your fine print on the promotion.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 29, 2017, 12:33:53 AM
Go ahead, use the 1MM pr. A bone head mistake deserves a meaty price tag. Thank you Ms Watson. After you work your magic, I'll send it to the league office and you can take off and rest up. I wont be needing you until the combine. I'm going to head out to the Hotel across the street from the combine to make sure once the doors open I am there setting up. The Coaches and scouting director will email all the information when they are done. Thank you again Ms. Watson.

(GM Lucas looks out from his office window beyond the trees. After a few minutes he looks back at his desk at a small picture frame and grabs it. He looks at it and takes a deep breath)

GM Lucas mutters quietly to himself- I'm going to get this right.

(He puts the frame picture down on the desk and turns his laptop around as he prepares a memo to the league office with the correction)
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 31, 2017, 11:51:15 AM
Ms. Watson can you get me WR Kidwell please

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Good day, I heard the news of your impending retirement. I traded for you knowing that would be the outcome. But I traded for you for your experience and what you can bring to a young receiving staff. Your fire and tenacity has no price tag. But I also have the intentions to move you to a contender mid season even if I have to take the loss. But I think your experience and leadership could go a long way here. I give you my word that come trade deadline, I'll move you to only top teams and I will do it even if I have to take the loss. You have my word. I'll talk to your agent and rewrite your contract with the writing saying I will trade you to a contender and if I am unable to find takers your salary will be guaranteed if you decide to retire at the trade deadline.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 01:06:34 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/People/Alberto Kidwell.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


  If I ain't gone before the draft ends I'm retiring now.. I'm not suiting up for this bum ass team.. And don't you dare trade me back to those punk asses in Oakland either, slap me with the franchise tag then pawn me off to this toilet bowl after ALL I did for them....


...na!  This is some bullshit. Straight up BULLSHIT.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 31, 2017, 02:27:42 PM
Good luck in Rapid City Mr Kidwell.

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Ms Watson, after a very up and down combine, trades, PR and salary being shifted my numbers show that we have 35.25 in Salary and 2.25 in PR left for next season. Is that correct. If not can you correct me please. Won't bother you again!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 04:05:07 PM
35MM and 2.25MM PR
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 31, 2017, 04:25:17 PM
Thank you.

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Ms Watson can you get me agent Hester

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Mr. Hester, Let me start by saying I am not a GM that likes to cut players to save a few bucks. Every man in that locker room has a family or some type of responsibilities. With that said I ask you in because I believe in a mutual understanding between players, agents and the GM. You have a player on my roster Michael Evans, who when I look at their production didn't seem to have any impact last season due to either lack of playing time or the inability to find their mojo within our system. I would like to keep them on board and send him to our minor league affiliate the Savannah Heatwave where our scouting director is putting all his efforts in focusing on the defense. I think Mr. Evans can really blossom there in time to be called mid season to make an impact.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 04:40:53 PM
OKAY
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 31, 2017, 05:15:48 PM
Great, I feel this will be a great opportunity for him. Thank You

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Ms Watson can you get me agent Ames

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Mr. Ames,  Let me start by saying I am not a GM that likes to cut players to save a few bucks. Every man in that locker room has a family or some type of responsibilities. With that said I ask you in because I believe in a mutual understanding between players, agents and the GM. You have a player on my roster Kenneth Daugherty, who when I look at their production didn't seem to have any impact last season due to either lack of playing time or the inability to find their mojo within our system. I would like to keep them on board and send him to our minor league affiliate the Savannah Heatwave where our scouting director is putting all his efforts in focusing on the defense. I think Kenneth Daugherty can really blossom there in time to be called mid season to make an impact.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 05:27:00 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentDA.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


  ...Are you reading... off of cue cards?! ...Jesus man.  Have some respect.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 11:29:23 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/People/Watson.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


Our draft picks:
1st Round (NJ)
2nd Round (NJ)
2nd Round (STP)
2nd Round (SA)
2nd Round (DC)
3rd Round (NJ)
3rd Round (RC)
3rd Round (LV)
4th Round
4th Round (STP)
4th Round (ORL)
5th Round (NJ)
6th Round (LV)
7th Round

Available Salary: 35MM


Available PR: 2.25MM


Open Roster Positions:
1 QB
2 RB
1 FB
1 TE
2 WR
1 C
1 CB
3 Flex/Optional
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 01, 2018, 08:11:26 PM
Ms. Watson, can you get me the representative for QB Tommy Mazza

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Good evening, I want to sign your client Mr Mazza. What are some contract options he's considering?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2018, 08:22:29 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentSR.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


  Fully Guaranteed either way but we're looking for either 4 years, 9MM and 4MM in PR

or 4 years, 11MM and 2MM in PR.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 01, 2018, 08:24:29 PM
We can agree on fully Guaranteed for 4 years, 11MM and 2MM in PR. Thank you, can't wait to see what Mazza does out there.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2018, 08:25:50 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentSR.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


  So I take it we're starting, yes?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 01, 2018, 08:35:30 PM
We have a long way to go. It would be premature to put that type of pressure on such a young man. There is already enough pressure of being picked as the QB for a rebuilding franchise. I can tell you this, he has a great opportunity to start and at that price, we don't tend to put 11 million on the bench but we also have a fine young man in Vega Del Rio that also deserves a shot in preseason. From what my coaches have told me, I know Mr. Mazza is up for the challenge.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2018, 08:43:34 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentSR.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


  Understood, I'll relay the message to Thomas when I get done.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2018, 01:27:26 PM
No worries, I'll contact him, better to hear it face to face as men. From my mouth to his ears.

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Ms. Watson, why we wait for this undertaking to pick up haste can you get me our number one pick. Thomas Mazza

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Thomas, Glad we could finally speak. I was going to call you right after the draft but I
felt with all the hugs and handshakes that I'm sure you had to hand out, I didn't want you to have a phone in your ear. But sometime has passed and I feel now that the excitement has simmered a bit, now we can talk. Let me first say regardless what QB was there, you were our man.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 01:34:52 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Players/Thomas_Mazza.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


Thanks man, I appreciate the confidence. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2018, 02:05:11 PM
Absolutely, I would like to pick your brain. Just trying to gauge what type of offense I should be looking to put together around you. I have a question;

Would you consider yourself more of a gun-slinging passer who likes to eat chunks, move fast and throw down the field?

Or

Are you more of the patient, short yardage high percentage QB who likes to let the run set up the pass to avoid turn overs.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 02:10:43 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Players/Thomas_Mazza.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)


I feel like there are a lot of other options than that, I don't need the running backs to avoid turnovers, I can rely on my accuracy for that. I don't just do one thing. I want to take shots when I see them, but I also want to run plays that go for short quick gains.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2018, 04:15:12 PM
And that’s why we drafted you. Amazing answer that only adds even more condifidence in our staff that we made the right choice. Your game will allow the flexibility we need to try and put a balanced offense together. Thank you Mr. Mazza. I hope your transition is smooth. With South Carolina nearly around the corner I know the acclimation should be easy. If there is anything you need please don’t be afraid to ask me, if I can help I will.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2018, 04:20:59 PM
Just to be clear I live in in South Carolina and the adjustment to moving to Georgia was simple so I know with Florida not to far off things shouldn't be much different.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 09:50:30 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Players/Thomas_Mazza.jpg)

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...uh, yeah.  Cool.


YOUR STRANGE COMMENT FOLLOWED BY A POOR ATTEMPT TO WALK BACK YOUR COMMENTS LEAVE A POOR FIRST IMPRESSION ON MAZZA WHO LEAVES TO ENJOY HIS DRAFT NIGHT
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 02:47:30 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/People/Maximus Crowe 2.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/atl1.png)

AT THE DRAFT YOU ARE APPROACHED BY YOUR OWNER WHO PULLS YOU ASIDE OFF CAMERA, HE DOES NOT LOOK HAPPY

I would ask you what in the blue hell you are doing, trading away our assets for minimal return while eating salary AND trading away draft picks, but instead I will simply say this.

You are forbidden to make a trade without my blessing.  Any deal you want to do must now be sent to me via PM for final approval.  Period.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 02:52:46 AM
Understood. I apologize for my rash moves. I became a kid in the candy store and grabbed a bit more than I could carry. This is not what I had planned but one thing led to another and things stared unraveling. It won't happen again you have my word. My only focus now is to get recoup in these next few rounds. Thank You for pulling me aside. I do not intend to make any more deals that has us losing assets.   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 02:54:30 AM
IN A FLUSTERED HUFF THE OWNER GRABS A COCKTAIL AND DOWNS IT AS HE STORMS AWAY BACK TO HIS OWNERSHIP GROUP, ALL OF WHICH ARE GIVING YOU THE STANKIEST OF STANK EYES FROM A FAR DISTANCE AS THE DRAFT SLOWLY CONTINUES IN THE BACKGROUND.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 12:10:30 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me Eric Evans agent please.


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Good day, I am interested in signing your client Eric Evans. Looking to give him 4 years, 3.75 mil. 500k PR
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 12:16:43 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentJTC.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


We're looking for 3 years, 4.5MM.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 12:28:53 PM
That's reasonable, I agree. 3 years at 4.5 per. I'll send it in
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 12:36:27 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentAM.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


Same deal for us.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 12:44:35 PM
Thank you

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MS Watson can you get me Allan Kings agent please

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Wow, you are full of energy, I need some of that coffee. You got a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 05:11:07 PM
Ms Watson, can you get me James Cavanaugh agent please

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I can't wait to get James and Eric out there side by side, what do you say 3 years 4M per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 07:16:25 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Logos/agent.png)


You've got a deal.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 07:25:34 PM
Thank you, can't wait to see him on the field.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 08:00:46 PM
 
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

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Likewise..
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 08:39:21 PM
Ms Watson, please get me the agent of Daniel Collins

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Good evening, I am looking to sign your client Daniel Collins for 3 years a 3.5 to compete for the starting job.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 09:06:15 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentDA.jpg)

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The best running back in the draft deserves some PR, SHOW. ME. THE MONEY!
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 09:18:46 PM
Will 1.5 MM in PR get it done?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 09:25:09 PM
 
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Thats what I'm talking about. Signed.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2018, 10:24:21 PM
Great, can't wait to see him on the field.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 10:29:08 PM
 
 
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Of course.  Take care.
       
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2018, 08:00:35 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me RB Daniel Collins

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How's it going Mr. Collins, glad to finally meet you. We are excited to make you a part of something special we are doing here.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 08:04:37 PM
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Yo boss, I'd love to hear about this teams vision, what are we doing here?
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2018, 08:13:59 PM
I'm trying to keep things balanced on both ends but I am concentrating on two things right now, running the ball and stopping the other team from running the ball. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 08:24:45 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Players/Daniel_Collins.jpg)

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I dig it. I'll do my part to pound the rock.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2018, 08:38:09 PM
We are pleased to have you here. One question before you go and get acclimated with the city. I like to ask all my players who have over 1m in in their marketing bank. How would you like your marketing bank spent;

Would you like things like Billboards, dedication days and Shirts?
.

Would you things like Charitable events and youth programs?

or a bit of both?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 08:53:42 PM
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The way my agent told me about this shit was simple, the GM has to take "x" dollars and get you known locally, nationally, globally... just depends on how good he is..

I don't think you're supposed to be asking us players how to use the PR unless we come to you with something like "I want to sign for X and X, but also need X to donate to [charity name here]. 

Commercials, tag lines, things like that are what you're supposed to be doing here, not giving away money on our behalf.. Most of us want to see ourselves on TV or billboards getting people hyped..

       
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2018, 09:16:42 PM
Totally agree and understand I only ask because sometimes another way to get known and recognized especially in the state you play in is by doing things with the youth programs and or small donations to local schools. I just like to keep all options open and let the player know that there is more than one way to get that positive publicity and fan fare. I also know how to make guys look like superstars in commercials and billboards. I'll take care of you. This town will be DC's town!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 09:55:08 PM
 
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Word.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 06, 2018, 11:50:15 PM
I'll let you get settled in.

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Ms Watson can you get me Danny Kirkland's agent.

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Good evening, I am offering your client Danny Kirkland 3 years at 2.5 M Per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2018, 11:53:31 PM
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You've offered a good deal.  We'll accept.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2018, 07:11:05 PM
greta, can't wait to see him on the field.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Leland Creamer agent.

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Good evening, just wanted to touch base and has out this contract for your client. I am willing to offer 4 years at 2M Per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2018, 09:54:01 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentDA.jpg)

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Make that 2.25 and you've got it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2018, 09:57:39 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/People/Maximus Crowe 2.jpg)

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YOU ARE ONCE AGAIN APPROACHED BY YOUR OWNER, THIS TIME IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS FOR ALL THE LEAGUE AND WORLD TO SEE ON LIVE TELEVISION

What part of ANY deals you make comes to me first PERIOD did you not understand?!

I don't care if you're trading casserole recipes with another GM, if it goes to the league office without my blessing it was not allowed... for that you force my hand now let me make this CRYSTAL clear.


YOU.

ARE.

FORBIDDEN.

FROM.

MAKING.

ANY.

TRADES.

FOR.

THE.

NEXT.

FULL.

YEAR!

P-E-R-I-O-D!!!!
 

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2018, 11:29:03 PM
Thank You Mr Crowe, I understand you don't want to see this great franchise fall to the waist side like the last GM let fall. I am not him, I am committed. I appreciate that you are trying to teach me through tough love and sometimes that comes with a heavy hand, but I believe in communication which is funny considering before the trade that is what you asked for and I didn't do my part. But, again, I believe anything and everything can be talked about in a respectful manner. Never a need to raise one's voice, I currently have Mr. Ames on the line finalizing a deal for his client. I apologize Mr Crowe, I understand the rules you put in place and as a rookie GM it will do me good to sit back and let things come to me and just happen. I just figured because picks or players weren't departing the franchise, that acquiring picks would be a good thing. But, you made a rule and I didn't follow suit so I get it. Being around so many GM's I have picked up some good habits, like being ready and knowledgeable at the draft which I think so far I have proven. Like having a plan which we can see coming to fruition. And like having a focus which the draft is proving I do. Unfortunately, I have also picked up what I see now to be some questionable habits which I will soon lose. I'll figure it out. I'll continue with the draft and be sure to use that 6th round pick I acquired for nothing as best as I could. Now I have to sign our latest talent, linebacker Leland Creamer before his agent thinks I'm ignoring him. I would hate to get on a bad side of an agent. Last thing I need is to try and sign a player or visit one in his home and I get locked out. Once again, thank you Mr Crowe.

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Sorry about that Mr Ames, Mr Crowe and I had an agreement and I went astray.  I agree to 4 years at 2.25M per, Thank you.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2018, 11:44:48 PM



(After GM Lucas is done finalizing the deal. It seems as if though the needle has come off the record. He looks around as his coaches quickly turn their attention to their laptops. He watches Mr. Crowe leave his area once again. He looks up at the owners box were the share holders are all talking among themselves while looking down at him. He looks at a few GM's who are either whispering with their people, shaking their heads or obviously chuckling at his expense. He then stares out and just continues to look forward with a blank stare. After a few he grabs a sip of water from his water bottle and gets back on his phone)
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2018, 11:47:41 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me Rex Mundy's agent please, thank you

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Good evening, I am here with an offer of 4 years at 2.25 M per for your client Rex Mundy.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 12:01:09 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentAC.jpg)

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Make that 3 years and it's a deal... fuggettaboutit
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 12:05:59 PM
You got yourself a deal. Thank you, I see him playing a big role in this defense.



Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 12:11:45 PM
Thank you

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Ms Watson can you please get me the agent for DT Brian Ezell

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Good day, now let's make it better, I am looking to sign your client Brian Ezell for 4 years at 2.25 Per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 12:26:20 PM
 
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Two years at that price.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 12:31:01 PM
Well I am trying to build a core and a foundation in which these players can grow and gel together as a unit. I would really like four years and I am willing to go to 3.25 per for four years.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 04:13:12 PM
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We'll do that for 3 years.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 04:34:43 PM
OK, we got a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 04:40:49 PM
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Very good.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 04:56:05 PM
Can't believe he was still available. I can't wait to see him on the field

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Ms. Watson can you get me offense coordinator Shannon Bowman

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Mr. Bowman, As you can see I didn't forget about the offense. I got one hell of a QB and what I think is the best RB in the draft. With that said, I know you ran a Shotgun offense with a RB committee. With the QB, WR's and RB we have at the moment do you see yourself running the same offense and if so where would you like me to look. I have another solid RB in my targets or should I try and solidify the WR/TE group.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 06:11:58 PM
We are currently up in the draft if you have no preference then I'll do my best, if you do text me while I get the next player signed.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 08:11:15 PM
Ms Watson can you get me Darrell Hendrickson's agent, thank you

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Good evening, I would like your client to be part of the Atlanta Warriors, I am ready to offer him 3 years at 2M per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 09:03:38 PM
 
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Make it so!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 09:04:42 PM
Definitely will. We are excited to have him on the team.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2018, 11:48:01 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me the agent for linebacker Harold Vanburen

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Good evening, I am thrilled to offer your client his chance in the High Impact Football League with a contract for 3 years at 1.5 M Per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2018, 12:16:14 AM
 
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Deal, I'd say we want a No trade clause, but word on the street is that is not a problem for this team anymore.


BOBBY SHAPIRO CHUCKLES
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2018, 12:20:11 AM
Not a problem at all, saves us all a lot of time and effort. Allows me to concentrate on the team and not the ticker. So with that said, I am pleased to finalize this deal for your client. Can't wait to see what this LB core is able to do.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2018, 12:54:14 AM
Have a good evening.

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Ms Watson since we have some time before our next draft pick I would like to get some of the guys and introduce myself. Can you please send in our young new defense;
 CB Eric Evans, CB James Cavanuagh, LB Leland Creamer, LB Harold Van Buren, DT Brian Ezell, DT Rex Mundy. Thank you.

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Gentlemen, it's my honor and pleasure to welcome you to Atlanta. While most other GM's like to do the meet and greet upon signing I like to bring all this young talent into one room and take a good look at the future of the Atlanta Warriors defense. I also like you all to meet one another. I know a few of you played in college together already like Mr Ezell and Mr.Creamer who did some great things in Oklahoma. I also do it this way because I want everyone in this room to take a look around and notice the men who are going to have your back out there week in and week out. I want everyone to get acclimated with one another when the time comes. I run this ship with full transparency so please know I will always be honest and straight forward. With that said I will tell you that all of you have the opportunity to be great on this team. Your signing guarantees that you have an opportunity to get on the field and compete for the starting job. It also guarantees that if you work hard and leave it all out on that field, that your contribution will pave the way for the success of you and your team. Starting or next man up is all about equity within our ranks. Talent begets talent. Gentlemen, welcome to Warrior Nation.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2018, 01:03:35 AM
EVERYONE ACCEPTS YOUR WELCOME
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 09, 2018, 11:58:10 PM
Thank you gentlemen. Now go celebrate with your families, you all deserve it

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Ms Watson can you get me scouting director Sean Peterson

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Mr. Peterson, we still have a few picks left, can you look at the board and text me if there is any persons of interest left you feel we should take a chance with, anyone you still like, either offensively or defensively.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2018, 12:49:57 AM
HE NODS AND GOES BACK TO HIS WORK
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2018, 07:57:08 PM
Ms Watson can you get me the newest members to our O-line before they decide to depart. Please call in Allan King, Danny Kirkland and Darrell Hendrickson, thank you.

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Gentlemen, Welcome to Atlanta. Welcome to Warrior Nation. It's my pleasure and honor to have you play for the Atlanta Warriors. You guys have the hardest job in the world and it doesn't get easier. You are at the next level. What makes this a unique and amazing opportunity is that you all along with qb Tommy Mazza and RB Daniel Collins will all go into camp together as the HIFL draft class of 2019 and I think that connection can create a special bond between men who all need one another for the success of each other. Gentlemen, as you know the success of our team is based on your success in the trenches. You three along with Esparaza, Seal, Duckett and Perryman are our offense. I think we are going to surprise many people. Come training camp you all will have the opportunity to lace up your cleats and compete for the starting job. You all will compete to first in line and for the opportunity to be the next man up. There are no second stringers here. There are only men who are ready to come at the same level as the man they are replacing and perform at the same level. Finally gentlemen, being a pro is a much different life than being in College so please take advantage at the fact that my door is always open. Thank you gentlemen. Now I know I took you away from a celebration with family and friends. Enjoy, soon, we will get to work.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2018, 08:48:37 PM
EVERYONE THANKS YOU AND GOES BACK TO THEIR TABLES
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2018, 11:49:05 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me K Wendall Lawrence agent please

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Good evening, I believe in second chances. I also believe one night shouldn't ruin a career. With that said I would like to offer your client Wendall Lawrence a negotiable deal. I would like to give him 1 year 500 K for an opportunity to prove everyone wrong and earn a starting job. If he beats out my current kicker on the roster and is chosen as the starter by my coaches I will redo his contract at 3 years 1M
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2018, 11:56:22 PM
 
 
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  No deal. You want to play those games you come after us on the undrafted free agent market.  It's 3 years 1MM now, or its' bye bye birdie.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2018, 12:01:40 AM
I would never pass up a chance to give a player like Mr. Lawrence an opportunity. No offense Mr. Maker, if I would have known you was his agent I would have come correct because I know you do not represent failures. I accept your terms. it's a fair deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2018, 12:03:20 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentMM.jpg)

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  Damn right.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2018, 12:24:23 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentMM.jpg)

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  Hey jackass!  I said THREE Years ONE MILLION, not 1 year 1 Million... we're going to need to make it 3 years, 1MM, and 1MM in PR now to make this right.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2018, 12:28:42 AM
Apologies, will get it in. I have a lot of deals in front of me and the numbers got crossed.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2018, 08:51:28 AM
All fixed. I know it was worth it and I can't wait to see him prove everyone wrong.

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Ms. Watson can you please get me the agent for Peter Haney

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Good day, It's my pleasure to welcome Mr.Haney to Warrior nation. I would like to offer Mr.Haney a contract for 2 years at 1m per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2018, 11:44:23 AM
 
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It's a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2018, 12:06:15 PM
Great.

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Ms Watson can get me Julio Redd's agent please. Thank you.

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Good day, I am looking to sign your client Julio Redd for 2 years at 750k per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2018, 12:20:37 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Agents/AgentDA.jpg)

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It's a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2018, 10:08:55 PM
great, can you send Julio in, thank Mr. Ames, always a pleasure doing business with you.

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Mr. Redd, it's a pleasure to welcome you to Atlanta. I hope everything in Atlanta makes you as comfortable as you were in Missouri. I feel more confident today then I did yesterday about the success of our offense.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2018, 12:08:46 AM
 
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Thanks boss. Glad to be here, ready to put in work.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2018, 12:39:23 AM
We are glad to have a talent like yourself on the roster. My doors are always open. I know the transition from college to pro's could be tough but I get a feeling you'll be alright!. Sorry to pull you from your celebration, go and be with your family, soon we will all be putting in work.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2018, 11:52:30 AM
Ms Watson can you get me Kicker Wendall Lawrence

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Mr. Lawrence, Welcome to Warrior Nation, it's a pleasure to have you as part of this team. After a weird and underwhelming day you had at the combine, I know you are ready to prove all those teams that passed up on you wrong and put a few 60 yarders through the uprights, and I can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2018, 03:02:36 PM
 
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Sixty-Yarders?!  Damn buddy, you've got some expectations of me, pal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2018, 05:37:48 PM
I have high expectations for everyone on this team, including myself. I assume you have some high expectations for yourself also. I am just excited to have a talented player like yourself on our side. Can't wait to see what you can do out there.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2018, 07:06:38 PM
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I hold myself to a high frick'in standard guy, but 60 yards routinely is not something anyone should expect regularly, buddy.  I don't know aboot you, but I'd be choked if your offense can't get me closer than 60 out.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2018, 07:13:18 PM
I believe our offense won't even need to count on 50 yard field goals, but figuratively speaking, I just believe you have the talent to keep us in the game even if we need a hailmary field goal at the 60. That's all I was getting at. Considering the draft is almost over, I'll let you get back to your family as I finalize these last proceedings at the draft. Thank you Mr. Lawrence.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2018, 07:55:19 PM
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Call me Wendy, Mr. Lawrence is a dick. haha!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 13, 2018, 10:20:05 PM
(GM Lucas laughs) No problem, See you at camp Wendy!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2018, 12:32:56 AM
Ms Watson can you get me Stephen Leake on the phone. It's very important and it won't be long.
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Mr. Leake I have a favor to ask and I am willing compensate you for interrupting your off season for business. I am currently trying to recruit a player you recently played with in the past and I would like to know first if you would accompany me to his house to vouch for what we have been doing here as far as building a competitive team. Second, how much would you want to accompany me on this venture if I decided to go that route.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2018, 12:41:49 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/pics/var/albums/Players/Stephen_Leake.jpg)

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  You don't have to pay me anything, I'll go with you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2018, 01:12:59 AM
Thank you Mr. Leake, that gesture in itself has confirmed ten times over that you are the consummate professional and team player this team needs. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2018, 01:56:31 AM
 
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  No problem.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 16, 2018, 12:28:09 AM
Ms. Watson can you get me Agent Molina

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Ms. Molina, how are you tonight. I call you for a unique request. Everything I do in Atlanta I want to do it with a clear conscious and with professionalism. Already having a few of your clients on the main roster I wanted to show you the respect and call you with a request. The corner back position is one this team has had some issues with thus why I drafted James and Eric. With also having Kenneth and your client Michael on board I look at stats from last year and your client seemed to have produced the least among the corner backs on the team. I don't want to release him because I believe given the opportunity in our minor league system he can really find his groove and work on his strengths and weaknesses to get back on the main roster. He does go past the required years limit and this is why I called you. I would like his permission to keep him on payroll, send him to our minor leagues and hopefully we can get him on track and back up sooner than later. Do I have his permission to to assign him to our minor league.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2018, 01:25:46 AM
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With the way the cornerback market is right now, we'd rather be released.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 16, 2018, 06:10:48 AM
OK, I understand. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 16, 2018, 09:11:52 AM
Ms. Watson can you please get me Agent Crane

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Mr. Crane, good day. I am calling you out of respect and professional courtesy because I have a lot of your clients and we have done a ton of business together. I am calling you about your client Mr. Brinkman. As you know he was traded to Atlanta in that massive deal that sent Rose to Michigan and brought over Ash, Duckett and Flynn. All players whom I coveted to start and or get lots of playing time. Brinkman was added to the deal by GM Powers but plays in a position I already had plans for. With an already crowded defensive back field I don't see how he would get enough playing time to make an impact on this team. As you know with free agency booming and defensive backfield players being in high demand I wanted to let you know I plan to release Mr. Brinkman in order to give an opportunity to sign with another team.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2018, 05:13:10 PM
LIFE GOES ON
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 12:22:46 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me Agent Hester

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Mr. Hester I call you about your client Mr. Dyers. Early on I put the franchise tag on him because I felt like it was worth to keep a quality kicker like Mr. Dyers and not have to worry about taking chances with other guys. When you asked for the 2 million in PR, I handed it to him because a kicker is the an invaluable asset to any successful team. Along the way we were able to get International Florida's top kicker in the draft which surprised me because he was someone I targeted when I was considering franchising your client.  We also added K Kevin Fray to our Minors. Now it seems as if I jumped the gun a little to early on your client and now having 3 kickers on a roster does not seem equitable. I want to keep everything up front. I respect you and out of professionalism I make this call. Unfortunately to open up another roster spot and to free some cap space I have to release your client in time so he and yourself can benefit from free agency which is on it's way. I know he'll land on a team because upon signing him, many GM's told me it was a smart move. Again, I apologize for the nature of this call. I hope we can continue to do business.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 02:28:40 PM
 
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You use the franchise tag on my client, and now you just cut us loose.. man, you already building a reputation as a fool..  Deuces.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 05:29:48 PM
You are right, I am, I have done some foolish things. All a learning experience that I will learn from. 

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Ms Watson can you get me agent Molina

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Ms. Molina, I am looking to sign your client Andrew Craven for 2 years 1.5M per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 06:57:59 PM
I am also interested in bringing on RB Raymond Ellis for the same contract 2 years 1.5mp. Would bringing in the duo on those offers be feasible?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 07:26:18 PM
You know what agent Molina, I apologize, no disrespect to you or your clients. Let's talk one at a time so we can concentrate on each player individual. Let's talk about Craven first and as an apology, I'll raise my offer 3 years at 2M per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 08:46:34 PM
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Don't come to me with multiple offers in the same breath anymore, I'm not Costco..  but Ellis wills sign for 3 yrs 2MM.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 09:14:49 PM
Great, thank you, I definitely won't try to duo anymore players. I'll send it in and call you back in a few to talk about Craven.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 09:36:14 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me agent Molina once again,

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So I already put in the paper work for Ellis and would like to talk about Andrew Craven, thinking 1year 2M
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 10:32:53 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2018, 11:31:04 PM
Great, I'll send it in.

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Ms. Watson can you get me C Christopher Davis and T David Dell

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Gentlemen, before we move forward acquiring anyone else, I would like to know what we already have. So if I may ask, which one of you two gentlemen have had time with the ball or has played or can play the fullback position. Mainly a blocking back and who knows, maybe your number gets called for a yard or two. We have an open position at fullback and I am more than willing to transition you and have you work out all off season at the fullback role. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 12:04:28 AM
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THE PAIR OF 283 and 329 POUND LINEMEN SHARE A LAUGH, REMEMBER THE DAYS THEY DREAMED OF BEING A RUNNING BACK OR QUARTERBACK, BACK IN THE DAYS BEFORE HAIR GREW ABOVE THEIR PACKAGES, BEFORE THEY EVER FOUND THEIR FATHERS PORN STASH HIDDEN IN THE SHED.. THEY LAUGH AND SNAP BACK TO REALITY AND LEAVE YOU WITHOUT A FULLBACK.. A SMALL SHEET OF PAPER FALLS FROM THE HEAVENS WITH THE LAST TWO FULLBACKS ON THE MARKET, BUT IT SLIPS OUT OF THE WINDOW BLOWING INTO THE WIND LIKE SO MUCH OF THE POTENTIAL THAT CAME WITH THIS JOB WHEN YOU WERE FIRST HIRED.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 12:31:00 AM
It was worth a try, Ms.Watson can you get me agent Crain

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Good evening, I am looking to sign your client TE Charles Martinez for 1 year at 250k
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 01:57:24 AM
 
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I don't know a Charles Martinez... Where do you see his name?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 02:44:12 AM
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...Wait, did you mean my FULLBACK client, Charles Martinez?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 06:08:27 AM
Yes, your fullback client, forgive me. I want to sign a fullback, I don't know why I said tight end. I have two of those already. I don't have a fullback. I couldn't find my last sheet and thought all the fullbacks were gone and was cringing at the fact I might have to ask a TE to play fullback so my thoughts got crossed with my words. Apologies.  I would like to sign your client FB Charles Martinez for 1 year at 500k per
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 11:02:56 AM
 
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Certainly.  We'll sign.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 11:43:34 AM
Wonderful. I'll send it in.

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Ms. Watson can you get me agent Leventhal

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Mr. Leventhal, pleasure to see you, if my info is correct your client QB Louis Alicea is still available and I would like to make him an offer for 2 years 500K
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 01:16:28 PM
 
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We'd sign on for 2 years at 2.5MM
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 01:55:33 PM
A bit more than what I was expecting but I know I can count on any player that has you as their agent. I agree to your terms. Thank Mr. Leventhal
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 07:19:58 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me Bobby Shapiro

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Mr. Shapiro, I am calling out of respect for you and your client. I believe in being professional in both the positive and negative side of this business. Unfortunately this call is on the more negative side of the business. With already three tackles on on the roster I don't see how your client David Dell gets any playing time this year. To be fair I am going to release him while free agency is still booming and hopefully he can catch on with another team.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 07:35:20 PM
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You're garbage. You move my guy to the minor league, then cut him... why? Because he won't become a fullback for you? 

Screw you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 08:56:13 PM
Sorry you feel that way. Good evening.

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Ms.Watson can you get me agent Ames

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Mr. Ames, I am interested in signing your client SS Gene Jasper to our minor league affiliate, I'm thinking 3 years 500k
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 09:03:07 PM
 
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No thanks, we're fine.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 09:39:43 PM
Can I ask, is it the money or does he want to be on the main roster?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 10:01:18 PM
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Both.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 10:27:20 PM
Understood. Once all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed and the economic dust settles. I'll ahve a better gauge of what we have left and hopefully we can revisit this offer with a more acceptable deal at hand.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 10:37:19 PM
Ms Watson can you get me agent Steve Rosenhaus

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Good evening Mr.Rosenhaus, I am interested in signing your client Justin Weaver for 2 years 500k per to start.
 
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 10:49:00 PM
 
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Tell me more.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 10:52:13 PM
Ok....2 years at 1M per, sound good?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 10:54:00 PM
 
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Oh wow, I just meant to explain your vision for him and your team.. but if you want to keep raising the price too, I mean I've got all night.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 11:39:25 PM
Well, I know you are trying to do the best for your client, I assumed as his agent you wanted a raise. We'll keep where it where it is now and I plan to make him a permanent fixture on the main roster. We'll get him returning kicks and punts and having him contribute in different ways.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2018, 11:49:27 PM
Mr. Rosenhaus seems like the news on my ticker just popped up on my phone, seems like you had some offers on the table from other teams and one was just put it in not to long ago. I wish Justin the best. Thanks for entertaining my offer.

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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 19, 2018, 06:54:36 AM
Ms Watson, we are done with free agency. Before I start finalizing deals, talking to coaches and working on PR and then finally locking in can I get an update on our economics. My paper work says we have about 3M in cash and 1.5 in Pr left going into the off season workouts?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 19, 2018, 07:55:05 AM
You know what Ms. Watson, I don't even need to know exact figures at the moment. I know you are extremely busy with contracts, stadium legalities and other items of importance. I also know we are 1 over the roster max which I am going to fix soon. I just want to make sure we are still under the cash and PR cap.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2018, 09:29:37 AM
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  With 41 players on the main roster we have 1.5MM in salary, 3.75MM in PR.

7 of 10 Minor League slots filled, and 3.5MM remaining in minor league money.  Those 3 remaining spots are optional, we do not have to fill them if we don't want to.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 19, 2018, 10:14:49 AM
Thank you, I don't know what I would do without you. So besides moving things around I'm not adding any more players at the moment. I'll handle the economics from here so you can concentrate on more important things.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 19, 2018, 02:49:35 PM
 
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   Sounds good. Let me know if you need anything else.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 20, 2018, 08:46:28 AM
Ms Watson can you get me coach Munoz please.

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Coach, about to finalize things. Before I do I wanted to get your take on captains. We have a lot of new faces and a nice group of talented players with amazing potential. Any thoughts on who you think would make solid captains.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2018, 02:01:21 PM
 
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  I've never coached any of these guys, so I honestly don't know.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 20, 2018, 11:10:56 PM
Thank you coach, I understand, makes sense.

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Ms. Watson an you get me agent JTC

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Mr. Crane, good evening. I would like to add your client CB Timothy Brown to our minor league affiliate the Savannah Heatwave. I'm thinking 2 years 500k.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 20, 2018, 11:29:46 PM
 
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Certainly.  We'll sign.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 20, 2018, 11:46:34 PM
Great, I'll send it in.



Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2018, 10:44:44 PM
 
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   Sir, our coaching staff, minus Coach Campbell is expected to be back shortly.  We may have to look into hiring an interim Defensive coordinator in the even that Coach Campbell is not recovered.  It is believed that he is in a North Korean Prison.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 21, 2018, 11:13:49 PM
Excuse my tone at the moment, But I just wrote a check to get everyone back safety and we lose one of ours[FACE PALM]... So are you telling me this is a "I need to pay to get him out situation" or "I am up the goddam creek situation?" If this is a pay, tell me how much they are asking for his release. if I am up the creek please contact Missouri head coach John Gloss please, training camp is about a week away and we need to go into training camp with a DC who can get this going. Thank You.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2018, 11:24:13 PM
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  There is still a chance Coach Campbell is released, but the reports have indicated that he was very aggressive with the captures and they took out their frustrations on him before dragging him onto the slave ship. 

I will reach out to Coach Gloss right away.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 21, 2018, 11:55:37 PM
Thank you, but just hold on with Gloss, Seems like according to ESPN NEWS, Coach Campbell was found floating on a cooler in the pacific. That's great news, I hope for his safe return. Do me a favor can you please reach to the family of coach Campbell. They must be terrified and confused. Please let them know we are doing all we can to get coach Campbell back. Let them know he has been found and we hope to get him back on U.S soil as soon as possible. Thank You







Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2018, 01:49:23 PM
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  The latest I have heard is that Coach Campbell will be back in time for training camp sir.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2018, 03:45:10 PM
That is great news Ms Watson, first and foremost for coach and his family. It’s also great news that coach Campbell is able to get back to doing what he loves. Getting back will bring some normalcy back into his life. We can’t wait to have him back. I would like to throw a welcome back party at the coliseum with the team, their families and Campbell and his family to welcome him back and honor those who didn’t make it. Can you give me numbers on that?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2018, 03:56:14 PM
 
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  Depending on how big you want to make it sir, anything from 250K and up, its up to you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2018, 01:58:16 PM
Let's put 750K towards a catered benefit that will include the players and their families. It will be a Warrior benefit to join together as a team and unite to welcome back coach Campbell and honor those who did not make it back by presenting Black HIFL stickers the Atlanta Warriors will be wearing in the back of all their helmets.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2018, 01:29:44 PM
 
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  Okay, We can do that... so we're only honoring the missing coaches and Coach Campbell, as well as their families, correct?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 28, 2018, 11:22:45 PM
We are bringing the players and their families together for team unity all while welcoming back coach Campbell and honoring the missing coaches.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2018, 12:57:26 PM
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  Yes... that's what I said.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 29, 2018, 01:25:27 PM
Apologies, I was just repeating to make sure I don't forget anything, Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 29, 2018, 09:40:32 PM
Ms. Watson, I just had a pretty good promotional idea. Can you get me retired Nascar driver Tony Stewart.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2018, 10:20:24 PM
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  Go ahead and pitch your idea, so we can decide if its worth getting him on video call vs. the regular phone.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 29, 2018, 11:11:09 PM
I think it would great for the Atlanta Warriors and Tommy Mazza to sponsor a NASCAR. Tommy Mazza made his name in Florida and since NASCAR season kicking off in about two weeks in Daytona Beach what better way to promote not only the HIFL, but the Atlanta Warriors and most importantly Tommy Mazza with his very own car. With the collaboration with the U.S Military and Wounded Warriors projects I think this would be a hit.  See I'm thinking we could get a guy who just retired, like a Tony Stewart to give it one more go. Do a year worth of publicity maybe get us a few wins, I think this could be great with no real downside. There are so many teams in Nascar, Team Penske, Hendricks Motorsports, Front Row Motorsports etc. We could come in as High Impact Motorsports, as the Atlanta Charter, Splash wounded Warrior Project Logo right on the back, Have Tommy's Number right smack on the hood with the Atlanta Warrior head dress feathers splashed across the doors. I'm getting amped up thinking about making this. If the car comes in last place, so what, we got free publicity, the kid stays relevant in Florida for the next few years and we bring a different audience to Nascar as well as bring some of their audience to the HIFL, hell maybe even collaborate to bring Nascar to Atlanta. And if we win, we could damn near make this kid the face of the league with as much publicity he would get. I mean, this is what these guys want with their PR money right, what do you think.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2018, 11:45:31 AM
 
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  Sounds like they like it... but why are we pitching it here and not just doing it in the lock in?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 30, 2018, 11:54:51 AM
Well, because I needed to get permission to talk to Tony Stewart. He's retired and I wanted to know was he available. So, I'll do this, rather Stewart is or isn't I'll pitch it in the lock in. Who ever we get to drive our car we go with them. Thank you Ms. Watson. I will prepare to lock in and be done tonight.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2018, 11:57:17 AM
 
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  No worries, it doesn't really matter who drives the car, as we won't really touch on it much beyond the grading of the PR.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 31, 2018, 11:18:41 PM

Strategy

Playbook and Depth Charts (Starters from left to right)

Offense: Spread
QB Thomas Mazza, Louis Alicea
RB Daniel Collins, Johnny Vasquez, Elijah Hood, Raymond Ellis
FB Charles Martinez
TE Robert Gilbert, George Fox
WR Andrew Craven, Alonso Munoz, (Slot) Eric West, John Flynn, Armando Shumaker
G Albert Esparza, Allan King
T Louis Duckett, Julio Redd, Jamal Seal
C Danny Kirkland, Darrel Hendrickson
Depth Chart for all other formations are Coaches Decision (Mazza, West, Esperaza are locked in. All other positions up for grabs)

Defense 4-3
DT George Slender, Brian Ezell, Rex Mundy
DE Christopher Chandler, Scott Larue
LB Stephen Leake, Al Barclay, Harold Van Buren, Raul McDowell, Leland Creamer
CB Eric Evans, James Cavanaugh, Michael Winkler
SS Lucas Ash, Manuel Novak
FS Myles Bullock, Rob O’Shea
K Wendall Lawrence
P Spencer McCants
Depth Chart for all other formations are Coaches Decision : ( Chandler, Leake, Ash are locked in. All other positions up for grabs)

Kick Return/Punt Return: Coach Decision

Backfield Strategy
Coaches Decision

Primary Receiver
(Eric West is in the slot. All others are coach’s decision.)

Run/Pass Ratio – Coaches Decision
Tempo – Coaches Decision
Blitz Ratio – Coaches Decision
Playing time – Balanced
   
                 
MINI CAMP

Defense
CB Eric Allan: Agility
DT Brian Ezell: Tackling
CB James Cavanaugh: Speed

Offense
T Julio Redd: Pass Blocking
RB Daniel Collins: Endurance/Conditioning
QB Thomas Mazza: Football IQ

Captains:
Offensive Captain:  Thomas Mazza
2 Offensive Alternate Captains: WR  Eric West, G Albert Esparza

Defensive Captain: Stephen Leake
2 Defensive Alternate Captains: DE Christopher Chandler, SS Lucas Ash

PR

Eric West

250K- “Go West”
Billboards around Atlanta that show Eric west catching a ball running west. The tag line reads, “Even in the south, we can go West”

250k- “West World”
A video Montage of all of Eric West highlights with “Power” By Kanye West playing in the video before every game to get the fans hype.  He will come out pre game with Wounded Warriors in home games 3 and  5
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Daniel Collins

250k Daniel Collins “Head of the Class”
First 1000 fans in attendance in the 2nd home game receive a Daniel Collins bobble head figure. The first 100 receive Rare Daniel Collin bobble head figure in which he wearing his sit he wore at the draft holding both Atlanta Warrior Helmet and Alabama Helmet

250K “No Sweat”
All Merchandise stands will sell “No Sweat” Daniel Collins team color head bands with his Number on it.

250K-"DC Universe"
At halftime of every home game two fans are selected to race in an DC Universe themed Ninja Warrior style obstacle course while holding a football. The winner receives Daniel Collins gift package containing;
-1 pair of cleats
-1 Daniel Collins Atlanta Warrior Jersey
-1 pair of Football gloves
-1 football autographed by Daniel Collins.

250K “Follow the D-Train"
Billboards throughout Atlanta’s subway system and all of Georgia Buses that go into Atlanta will have a Picture of Daniel Collins Running forward holding the ball pointing forward. The tag line read. “Follow the D-Train”


500K  “The D-Train is coming”
The commercial opens on a quiet Monday morning. Daniel Collins comes out of his house and looks around. The sun is shining. People are walking their dogs, schools buses are passing by and the mailman is delivering the mail. Daniel puts on his head phones and the music hits “Power” By Kanye West. He starts to jog as flashes of his college days zoom by the screen. He turns the corner and the people walking their dogs see him and begin to join him in jogging. Suddenly the mailman drops his bag and starts to jog with Daniel. DC jogs buy the school bus as all the kids are waiving and he smiles back. He turns towards the shopping center and is jogging down the street. The diner owner is sweeping the front as he drops the broom and starts jogging, the older barber shop owner puts on a DC head band and starts jogging. The florist starts jogging. DC turns and doesn’t notice people are following him. We see a panned view of DC running down the high way with a lot of people following. He turns off the ramp and starts jogging in the city. Business men and women are dropping their suitcases and following. The bus driver and all the passengers come out the bus and start joining. DC turns and heads toward the Coliseum. As he gets closer a school is having a field trip and the teachers and students start joining.  He finally reaches the coliseum. DC wipes the sweat of his brow. He takes off the head phones and the music fades. He looks back and is surprised to see so many people behind him. A young boy comes out the crowd;

Boy: Welcome to Atlanta Mr. Collins

(DC gets on one knee and thanks the boy)

A women yells,

Women: We are with you DC!

Collin stands up and looks at the massive crowd that has followed him. The camera pans out and the tag lines reads

                                                              The D-TRAIN is coming
                                                                              and
                                                              he’s bringing some friends.


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George Slender

250K George Slender “Bring the hardhats”
George Slender Merchandise. Hardhats in the design of the team helmet with George Slender’s number in the back and in the front it reads. “Time to put in the work”

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Christopher Chandler

250K- “Sack-Lanta”
“Welcome to SACK-lanta” billboards with Christopher Chandler run throughout the highways leading up to the coliseum.

500k “QUICK BOOM”
Commercial featuring retired HIfl QB’s answering a question”
What does QB stand for?

Brian Owens: (While tossing a ball to some girls on the beach) Quarterback, of course

Michael May: (While getting in his truck) Quarterback, are you kidding me.

Peter Carlton: (watering his garden) Quarterback, right?
                                    (A VOICE) WRONG (The Chorus of P.O.D’s “Here comes the boom” starts playing)
A quick set of graphics for about 3 second showing Chandler sacking QB’s 
Then Christopher Chandler comes on the screen and looks at the camera. QB means, QUCIK BOOM!!!

Another set of graphics come out showing Chandler sacking QB’s
Here comes the Boom, the Quick Boom.

250k-"Chandler Banner".
All fans in attendance receive banners that say “QUICK BOOM”

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Scott Larue

500K-"Welcome to the Warrior Nation"
Commercial- In the idea of lord of the rings the scene Shows a traveler wearing a hood. We can’t see his face.  We see an evil king named King Power casting the traveler out of his kingdom for riches and gold. The people of the kingdom look on as the traveler leaves quietly. The traveler  has a sack over his shoulder. We see him leaving the kingdom and then leaving town called Monster-ville. He walks through Valley’s looking at maps. HE shows a few wondere’s as they point east. He continues to walk and shows a few Barons as they continue to point east. We see him through swamps, thickets and roads. We see him ask a few shifty looking rebels as they ask for money for info. We see him walking through an enchanted land passing by Cobra’s , Mustangs and trying to evade Dragons and Nighthawks. Finally he finds himself in front of a great big castle, he knocks on a huge door. A huge warrior approaches him. The wondered shows him a map and the Warrior nods and speaks. You have made it. We have been waiting. Welcome, To Sack-lanta. The wondered pulls back the hood and we see it’s Scott Larue. Scott walks with the Warrior to the castle as the tag lines reads. Welcome to Sack-Lanta Scott Larue.

250k – “Join me in the Sack”
Atlanta Warrior Sack Towel night with Scott Larue numbers on it. First 1000 people get free small sack attack towels to wave at every sack, win or just to fire up the crowd.

250K – “Break Stuff”
Small Video Package of Larue’s highlights with “Breakstuff” Limp Bizkit to fire the crowd pre game. He also accompanies Wounded Warriors in home game 2 and 6. While the video package plays

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Stephen Leake

250k – “Let the Bodies hit the floor”
Video package put together of Stephen Leake Highlights of his best hits. Pregame to hype up the crowd. He also uses it when he walks out with Wounded Warriors in home games 1 and 8.

500K –"Mine Field"
Billboards throughout Georgia With Stephen Leake. Tag Line,
                                                              You see ten yards, I see a mine field.

500K-"Lighting strikes twice".
Commercial shows an older man sitting with his grand kids in front of the television set on a football Sunday. One of the grandkids see a picture of a football player on his coffee table.

Grandkid: Grandpa: Did you know that football player

Grandpa: Oh yes, Everyone knew him. He was a fierce young man

We see clips of Stephen Leake nailing guys over the middle.

(Back to the Old man)

Grandpa: He could stop freight trains running right down the middle

(Quick highlights of Stephen Leake bringing down running backs)

BOY: Grandpa was he fast?

GRANDPA: Oh yes, he could track down the ball over the field

(Quick highlights of Stephen bating down balls, tackling receivers and knocking a ball loose)

Grandpa: he wasn’t only an incredibly gifted defender but he was also a wonderful team player. He loved his team mates, he loved his job and he always took time out to help those in need.

GRANDSON: Wow, he sounds like one heck of a guy grandpa

GRANDPA: A lot of folks thought so, including you know who

(A women sits near the grandpa and holds his hand)

GRANDMA: You got it, GRANDPA.

Grandpa: there is a legend that says that when a defender came across the middle, that lightning would strike them twice. Once when he hit them and then when they hit the ground.

Grand kids: WHOAOAAA, did you like him too grandma

GRANDMA:   Oh, I Loved him then and I love him now. (She puts her arm around the old man as he looks in the camera and winks. Scene cuts

                                                                                           Lightning strikes twice

500K “Stephen Leake Field of dreams”
Stephen Leake will build a football field for a struggling underprivileged high school in the poorest district in Atlanta’s Adamsville. He will have Stephen Leake Field built for St Pius Catholic High School. He will buy the students all new equipment and gear. 

250K "The Leake Life"
First 1000 fans in attendance will receive Atlanta Warriors Magazine signed and autographed by Stephen Leake. The magazine will also showcase Stephen Leake on the front cover and have a section about Stephen Leake’s career, childhood, college and things he does for his community. And a middle spread of Stephen Leake in his football gear without any shirt or jersey showcasing his physique for the ladies in attendance.

250k “Year Long Leake”

All ladies in attendance will receive a Stephen Leake Calender depicting Stephen Leake in 12 months of the year. Pictures will be showcasing items like his work-out routine. Tossing a ball without a shirt, working out, Tackling a defender.

250K “Stephen go BAM BAM”
All Fans 18 and over receive Atlanta Warrior team color bambam noise makers that say “Lightning Strikes Twice”

500K “"O Captain! My Captain!”
For every home game a different bobble head depicting Stephen Leake as a different captain to celebrate being appointed captain of the defense. Here are the many different captain outfits Stephen Leake will appear in
HG 1: Captain Jack Sparrow Leake
HG 2: Captain Kirk Leake
HG 3: Captain Crunch Leake
HG 4: Captain Ahab Leake
HG 5: Captain America Leake
HG 6: Captain Morgan Leake
HG 7: Captain Planet Leake
HG 8: Captain Caveman Leake

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Wendall Lawrence

500K-"Legasaurus"
Commercial- We come a scene where everyone is in panic. The news is saying an asteroid is headed our way. People are in the streets trying to get in their cars and leave. Fire’s are breaking out car crashes and on the lawn of a small house Wendall Lawrence is in a beach chair. He’s sporting an Atlanta Warriors tank top, Burgundy swimming trunks and flip flops. He is sitting  with shades on sipping on a cold beverage. You can see off the reelection of his shades that the asteroid is entering the earth’s atmosphere as he takes a really big sip through his straw and starts to apply some sun block. We can hear a news caster from the radio on the porch saying ;
Radio News: The last asteroid this big wiped out the dinosaurs and made them extinct

Wendall nods with a quirky smile.

Wendall: I guess I should do something aboot this.

Wendell gets up and grabs a football on his lawn. Chaos is still happening as he looks up, boxes it the asteroid with both hands making a freeze frame motion. He grabs a holder and sets it up. HE looks it off then the scene goes to slow motion, he notices the leaves blowing a slight bit to the left, he nods takes two steps and kicks the football. The football burst from the kicking stand like it had rocket boosters on it. We see the ball flying at a ridiculous rate leaving behind a rocket tail. We hear the news caster;

RADIO NEWS: Folks, this is the ….oh wait, what is that, seems like something it headed right towards the asteroid. Sources are saying it’s….it’s….it’s a football

Right then the football hits the asteroid and knocks it off it’s trajectory sending the asteroid slighting to the left and back out of earths atmosphere saving the earth. Wendall smiles as he looks around as everyone who was screaming and running and panicking look up. Look at him and slowly start to go back to normal. The news caster is ecstatic over being saved.

RADIO NEWS: Folks, I can’t believe it, we were almost extinct like the tyrannosaurus Rex.

Wendall smiles, T-rex huh? Not this guy, not this leg, Not TODAY!

TAG LINES READS    “LEGASAURUS LIVES”


250K-“Put your leg into it”
All fans in attendance get one pair of knee high, high performance sports socks in Atlanta Team colors that has the tag line “LEGASAURUS” down the sides

250K-“Call me Wendy”
Fans 18 years or older in attendance at the third home game receive Atlanta Warrior shirts with Wendall Lawrence number on it and it read’s
                                                                                    “Call me Wendy,
                                                                                   Mr. Lawrence is a D!%&”


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Thomas Mazza

250K-"#TommyMazzaFans"

Everygame fans can take photos, or selfies of themselves or groups sporting Tommy Mazza jersey's at tail-gating, Football party's, in the coliseum. Every week a winner will be chosen and receive an autographed football from Tommy Mazza .

250K-"Mazza Missles"
All kids in attendance receive an Atlanta Warriors Nerf football with Tommy Mazza's Name on it.


250K-"Mazz-Lanta"
Billboards across Atlanta and parts of George with Tommy Mazza on the front and the Coliseum in the back drop and the tag line reads
                                                                           Mazz-Lanta

500K-"Tommy Maz- Car"
Tommy Mazza will sponsor an Atlanta Warrior themed Nascar beginning this Nascar season in Daytona. It will Have Tommy Mazza’s number across it. The Nascar will also have The wounded Warriors project logo on it and the Atlanta Warriors signature logo head dress feathers splashed across the sides.

250K-“Down with the MAZZ-ness”
Video Package put together to the crowd hype playing to the sound of Disturbed “Down with the sickness” He accompanies Wounded Warriors in home games 4 and 7.

500K-“Wining starts now”
Commercial: We see the final seconds of the National Championship Game.  In slow motion the clock ticks down as Oregon starts running on the field celebrating. We see Thomas Mazza with a look of disbelief as he is looking around and starts to walk off as the confetti falls for Oregon. We see him walking into the tunnel as the scene shakes gets fuzzy and shakes. He walks into a lockeroom and see’s  all the different college football jersey’s with names he see’s a Missouri’s Julio Redd and Allan King jersey’s, Eric Evans Oregon Jersey, James Cavanaugh Brigham Young jersey a Daniel Collins Alabama Jersey and all the other Jersey’s of players who were drafted by Atlanta. He sees his Jersey right in the middle.  Then it all flickers and all the colorful college jersey’s turn to Burgundy and gold Atlanta Warrior jersey’s. Mazza hear’s a voice in a Canadian ascent.

Wendall Lawrence: Glad you’re on our side.
 
Mazza: I was just thinking the same thing

Mazza looks into the camera and winks. The scene goes black and the tag line reads

                                                  Winning starts Now.



MUSIC:
Pregame to get the crowd amped as the team runs out from the tunnel
Bawitdaba-Kid Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J9ayHYClw8


End game song regardless of win or loss
Imagine Dragons “Warriors”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3W5ngVTtRE


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2018, 09:40:54 PM
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  Alright GM Lucas, here you will find our team report from training camp.

I am here to also give you information about our fan support and any alerting news you need to be made aware of.

Locally are overall fan support is low, BUT our strong draft class has got some buzz going in the community.  Nationally we have very little support due to a history of mediocre play, we really need winning to "start now" if we hope to attract other fans and help generate profits for the organization.

We had a major snafu in PR with Stephen Leake, there was and continues to be a major backlash to the "minefield" billboards we put up around the city.. Having partnered with Wounded Warrior Project many feel we should have been much more sensitive to those injured or killed by mines and IEDs instead of making light of such a deadly situation... Either way Leake has been beat up on social media and so has the club, we might need to invest some PR money to not only tear down those signs but replace them with something else and do some damage control elsewhere..


Beyond that we have zero trade requests, which is good considering the owner will be handling any and all trades until he lifts the ban off of you.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2018, 01:40:41 PM
(MOD EDIT: 500K spent on Wounded Warriors to be added to misc PR, subtracted from remaining PR)
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2018, 08:55:43 PM
WELCOME TO SEASON 10!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 20, 2018, 12:33:13 AM
Welcome back coaches and Mr. Peterson, first and foremost I hope all is well with all of you and your families. I am absolutely honored to have coach Campbell back with us I'm finally ready to get this season started as I now you all are too. It feels like it's been two months since the draft. We have had training camp and mini camp come and go. I have taken notes on all your notes. So let's get right down to business so we can get guys were they need to be and lock in for preseason. So first I have a few questions that will go a long way in determining the steps this team takes early on in the season concerning our minor league and depth chart, these questions will also go a long way in me letting you guys do your jobs with little interruption if any at all so let me get them all out at once; 

First, Head Coach Munoz, with the talent we have at RB, how do you see our run pass attack going?

Second, OC Bowman, we have four RB's at our disposal, considering the lack of depth we have WR would you prefer I send down either Ellis to the minor league for some extra work and call up WR Colin Leroy for an Extra WR?

Third, DC Campbell, I had a hard time really placing my finger on a few of LB's aside from Leake, which LB's are best at pass coverage which are best at stopping the run?

Assistant coach Corral, You made mention earlier of us having two starting C. Well they both can't start and considering their lack of versatility on the O-line I am considering sending Kirkland to the minor league for bit more seasoning unless you say otherwise. My question is, with our newly acquired tackle Julio Redd putting on a clinic at mini camp who else do you feel helps us starting at that position, Seal or Duckett?

And finally, Scouting and Minor league Director Sean Peterson. You made mention that aside from Haney we lack depth in our system. I don't see us starting Mundy right away so he is a prospect I am considering sending down. But my question is during the combine you saw a lot of talent and I am looking to really booster our minor league system. Which one of these two guys you think has potential CB Ronnie Paige or CB Doug Hair
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2018, 06:10:21 PM
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Whoa, easy there chief... let's take this one at a time.


First of all, what do you mean our "run pass attack?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 20, 2018, 07:00:21 PM
With the talent being what it is on offense how do you see our offensive game plan going, are you 50/50 run pass, are you 75/30 pass run. With what we got how do you see us attacking?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2018, 10:21:57 PM
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  Questions you typically ask during the interview process, BUT now that you mention it...

I typically look to run 60-65% of the plays.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 21, 2018, 01:00:50 AM
I avoided those questions because I want to be able to assemble the team according to needs and talent which presented themselves. I didn't want to be swayed trying to load up on one area, I wanted to fill as many needs as I could. Now that I have, asking you those types of questions now let's me know your plans with the current roster. The fact you like to run the ball as heavy as 60-65% keys me into decisions with the depth chart. Now I have another question, again, considering the players we have would you prefer more depth on offense or on defense?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2018, 01:38:59 AM
 
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   ...I mean, the roster is full at 40 players now, so I don't know what you mean.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 21, 2018, 01:47:49 AM
We have depth in our minor league with experience. I know a few of the guys down there probably have not shown much in the way of talent but I also feel like they haven't been given the opportunity which is why they are in the Minor leagues. If you felt we needed depth on defense or on offense I would move somethings around to get those players up here.

Any thoughts?,

And second, while you are thinking it through do you think there are any players on this roster on the older side, Maybe Raul, Seal or Esperanza looking to sit out a preseason game or two. Have you heard anything from any of the players in general wanting a preseason game off.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2018, 01:50:10 AM
 
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Nobody sits, this is a team sport, we play as a team.

As for depth, I don't care for the veterans on our minor league team, I wouldn't see a benefit to bringing them up.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 21, 2018, 02:07:27 AM
Well said, thank you coach. I don't want to take up anymore of your time, I'll let you get back to work.

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Coach Bowman, outside of the spread, looking at the players we have on offense, what other formations do you feel we can run successfully?

second, would you prefer we carry all four RB's or would you prefer I send one down and I call up depth at WR or the O-line?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2018, 12:27:06 PM

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Our offense only utilizes the spread, as for the roster I don't see the recent to rearrange deck chairs at the bottom of the roster, Colin LeRoy wouldn't see the field and neither will our 4th RB, or an extra DT... it's just moot.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 21, 2018, 01:26:48 PM
Thank you coach Bowman.

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Coach Campbell, first off, how's are you feeling lately, are you closer to in season form?

Second, I have two things on my mind currently. Aside from Stephen Leake, Who are our better coverage LB's and who are the better run stopping LB's.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2018, 12:36:31 PM
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I'd rate them as follows:
Al Barclay - poor in coverage, strong run support.
Leland Creamer - Speed for coverage but lacks refinement and technique, decent run support
Raul McDowell - Poor in coverage, Decent in run support
Rashad Rudolph - Poor in coverage, decent in run support
Harold Van Buren - Decent in coverage, Good in run support
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 22, 2018, 03:37:34 PM
wonderful coach, glad to see you doing better and thank you for that useful report. I won't take up much more of your time unless you ahve anything else you would like to share, I'll let you get back to work.


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Ms. Watson can you get me Stephen Leake.

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Mr. Leake, thank you for your time. First I want to apologize for the backlash you've had to endure following the release of your minefield billboard. I'll take full responsibility and correct them. I tell you when the idea first came about, I thought it was creative and telling of your style of play. I signed off on it and sent it in. Soon after we got into a sponsorship with Wounded Warriors and it completely slipped my mind about the Minefield add I signed off on. We are going to spend 500K To replace them with billboards that read instead "You see ten yards, I see PREY" And the eyes of a lion will be blended into the background. The Warriors will also donate 250K to the Wounded Warriors as an apology from the Warriors organization. I will make sure that everyone knows you had nothing to do with it. Again I apologize for what you had to endure.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2018, 04:09:11 PM
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I'm glad you're making it right man... my social media has been BLOWING UP... damn, no pun intended there.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 22, 2018, 05:38:39 PM
None taken, I just wouldn't make those jokes online if you get my drift. I'm glad we could resolve this. I brought you here not only for your skills but for your team first attitude which always shows. Thanks for being who you are Stephen.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2018, 05:41:31 PM
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Just doing my job.. Can't wait to get out there and play some football.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 22, 2018, 07:07:30 PM
Well let me not hold you here any longer and let you get back out there to practice. thank you Stephen.

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Ms Watson can you get me Christopher Chandler and Lucas Ash.

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Gentlemen, hope you guys are hungry and salty to get this season started. I asked you gentlemen in because I heard that maybe you gentlemen weren't to happy  being given the captain label without maybe being asked if you wanted it or not. Chandler I can see you just wanting to seek and destroy without anything else on your mind. Ash, I saw your play in Michigan which is why you were a main piece for me to bring to Atlanta. We have some young rookies out there and I figured they could learn from you but I understand, like Chandler you just want to pin your ears back and go 100miles per hour without nothing else to worry about. Listen I get it. Not everyone wants to add all this extra stuff on their plate, they just want to ball. I totally understand. I know the captain label can come with some undeserved expectations or might make guys always go to you guys for answers or look to you for the solution and I know there are guys who would rather let other guys handle all that while they sink their cleats in and just ballout. If you gentlemen would prefer I remove the tag I know two other gentlemen who might want them one their resume. Up to you both.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2018, 11:07:03 AM
BOTH MEN STARE AT YOU BLANKLY, HAVING NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT NOT WANTING TO BE A CAPTAIN

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You tryin' to strip me of this "C"? You gonna have to kill my ass to get it, and boy I don't think you could take me.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 23, 2018, 11:39:42 AM
Mr. Chandler, That's what I want to hear goddamit. I never wanted to strip you any of you of the C, for god sake I wanted to put them on you two. I figured you both were the prefect people to carry the "C" on that line and in the backfield. Plus, I couldn't kill you if I tried Chris. I was under the impression you both wasn't too happy being given the C without a discussion before hand. I apologize for that assumption and next time we will talk about any of those decisions. Thank you. Chris, Lucas sorry for wasting your time.

Mr. Ash, again, I chose you because I felt you were the right person to lead the defensive backfield and if I called you in for no reason I sincerely apologize. I believe you two to be the best choices to carry the "C". and Like I just told your team mate, next we will have a conversation before jumping the gun. Sorry for also wasting your time

Gentlemen excuse my overzealousness in this matter. I'm still getting used to a lot of this. I'm usually a good judge of character and people behavior but this time i dropped the ball. I won't bother you anymore. Thank you gentlemen
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2018, 01:39:45 PM
 
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Yeah, so now that they're gone... the team sheet is a report, from the coaching staff, the color grading scale on the captains is telling you if the player is evaluated as a good leader / captain or not, not if the player wants to be the captain or not... It's between you and the coaches, not something you should probably advertise to the players.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 23, 2018, 02:25:23 PM
Thank you for that, when the reports came in I confused the scales from the coaches as their happiness towards the captaincy.  Won't make that mistake again. Matter of fact can you please let Mr. Chandler and Mr. Ash know that I'm going to make create another PR billboard and put all six captains of the team on them and showcase them around the city. Thank you Ms.Watson.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2018, 02:34:15 PM
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..So many billboards.  Sure, I'll handle it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2018, 03:41:27 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me owner, Mr Crowe please

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Mr. Crowe, I want you to look at this....

(Hands Mr. Crowe a sheet of paper)

I know I haven't been to savvy in this department but I think this is a possible opportunity we can't pass up. This would really set up the franchise for immediate and future success and that is what you hired me to do....Please let me know your thoughts....
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2018, 04:03:14 PM
 
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Coach Crowder did inform me he was going to talk to you with the hopes of allowing a deal to go through, and I have to say, I think this is a good deal for our franchise to fill a need without giving up too much.

..This does not change the fact that I do not want you making trades at will, but I will allow this deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2018, 04:16:06 PM
Thank you, I think this is a big step in the right direction.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2018, 11:01:23 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me Coach Bowman.

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Coach Bowman, I have some great news, as I am sure you heard by now, I was able to acquire WR Erik Pitts from Music City. This should give us the target we need to compliment Eric West in the slot and help our Run game. This also got QB Tommy Mazza the big play maker he needs to spread the field evenly and do some great things. Thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2018, 01:04:48 PM
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As a coach who's seen him play twice a year in the division, you can't help but get excited to see Erik on the roster.  Excellent move.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 26, 2018, 02:30:52 PM
I am excited. I can't wait to see what this offense looks like now. Thank you coach. I'll let you go and prepare, he should be here shortly. Once he gets here I'll have him go and introduce himself to you. Just one more thing before you go and then I'll start preparing to get this preseason on it's way. I would like to know how you see the depth chart shaping out as far as starters and bench players go. This will give me an idea of what you see going forward with this team. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2018, 02:35:16 PM
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Just like you set it already in the lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 26, 2018, 07:07:36 PM
Great, Then I'll call in coach Campbell and start putting things down and getting ready to finalize. Thanks coach.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2018, 08:26:11 PM

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Okay.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 26, 2018, 10:40:30 PM
Ms. Watson when Mr. Pitts arrives please send him in.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2018, 06:11:35 PM
 
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Wussup?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2018, 07:18:36 PM
First let me welcome you to the Atlanta. I hope your flight was smooth and your check in was easy. Let me just get right to it and say, the fans in Atlanta were warm about our chances before, now everywhere you look people are a buzz. Social media, the news outlets, sports analyst. See, I already felt like we were a rebuilding team on the rise with some really good players and some ballers with some through the roof potential who are ready to shock some people. You dawning that Warriors jersey I believe puts us closer to the now than the later. I hope you are as excited to get started with us as we are to get you starting.   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2018, 09:15:55 PM
 
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Word.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2018, 09:44:20 PM
I would like you to go and meet coach Bowman and Coach Munoz who are excited to start working with you. Coach Bowman had some good things to say about you. If there is anything you need my doors are always open. Welcome to Atlanta.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2018, 02:29:26 PM
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Word.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 01, 2018, 09:35:35 PM
great. I'll let you get comfortable. Coach Munoz and Coach Bowman can't wait to meet you.

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- Player Rotation: Balanced
- Tempo: Normal/balanced
- Run/Pass Ratio: 60:40

- Depth Chart Changes:

Collin Leroy called up to the main roster for the preseason
Peter Haney called up to the main roster for the preseason

Game 1

FS 1) Peter Haney  2) Myles bullock  3)Rob O’Shea
WR  1) Erik Pitts  2) Andrew Craven  (Slot) Eric West
RB  (Primary) 1) Daniel Collins   2) Johnny Vasquez  3)Elijah Hood
T   1) Julio Redd  2) Louis Duckett 3) Jamal Seal
C   1) Danny Kirkland 2) Darrell Hendrickson
DT 1) Brian Ezell  2) Rex Mundy  3)George Slender
LB 1) Stephen Leake  2)Harold Van Buren  3) Al Barclay  4)Raul McDowell

KR 1) Collin Leroy   2) Andrew Craven
PR  Coaches decision

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Game 2

RB  (Primary) 1) Daniel Collins   2)Elijah Hood  3) Johnny Vasquez 
WR  1) Eric West 2) Andrew Craven  (Slot) Erik Pitts
FS 1) Myles bullock 2) Peter Haney  3)Rob O’Shea
C   2) Darrell Hendrickson   1)Danny Kirkland
DT 1) Rex Mundy  2) Brian Ezell  3)George Slender

KR Coaches Decision
PR 1)James Cavanaugh 2) Collin Leroy

- Everything else is Coaches' decisions

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In-Season Training Schedule 1
- 1 hours Position Training
- 1 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hour Physical Training
- 1 hours Film Study

Players:
- Rex Mundy
- Harold Van buren
- Darrell Hendrickson
- Allan King


Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 05, 2018, 10:28:41 AM

Talk about your off-season, what did you like, what did you not like?
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, first off It’s finally good to be here at this moment. It was one hell of an off-season for everyone. I personally enjoyed watching the dreams of so many young athletes come true at the draft. And I absolutely enjoyed that with so many new players, we were able to come together as a team, no…as a family to welcome back coach Campbell. I liked how we kept our heads up during coach Campbells absence and get moving forward. As far as pin pointing one thing I didn’t like, well I would have to point the finger at myself. I didn’t like that I promised myself I wouldn’t make any egregious  moves without talking with my owner and coaches and just getting caught up in the excitement of the draft and watching so many team trade so many assets, I got caught up and paid the ultimate price. So, though I think I did a pretty good job with the draft, I learned some hard lessons during it.


How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?

Like our organization, both Music City and Seattle are in the rebuilding process so I feel the preseason is like a breath of fresh air for rebuilding teams.  These games are a barometer of how hard these guys are willing to work. There are so many new players and new rookies on all three teams trying to impress. Coaches getting familiar with their talent, trying new things, new formations and most importantly getting their players ready. So, I don’t put to much on the wins and the losses but I do put a lot of stock in the effort I see on the field.


What did you gather from your preseason games?
As a team, I really liked that in both games we controlled the time of possession. I absolutely loved that we were able to run the ball and able to convert on third downs and had few turnovers. Those are all ingredients which could make for a successful season. We saw some great position battles and we saw a lot of these young rookies really make a statement. Don’t get me wrong, we still have a lot to work on but we are headed in the right direction.


What is something you'd like to see your team improve over what they did in the preseason?
Well, when you consider the average age of this team is only 26, and we have over 15 new players spread out at nearly every position I would say we just need time gel. The more we play together the more time we spend on the road, the more time we spend talking about the positives of how we won or what we need to do better in losses the closer these men will become. The more each man on this team will feel less like teammates and more like a bothers


Who was your MVP of the preseason?
Absolutely, without a doubt Coach Campbell. What he went through doesn’t equate with football. The fact he could come back and get back in the drivers wasn’t only inspirational but really helped bring these men together. 


What is your season objective this year, and where do you see yourself finishing the season?
My objective should be what everyone in this leagues objective should be, win games and get better. I'm not going to predict how many wins or talk playoffs because we still have some work to do. I do believe we have the talent to make some noise, put teams on notice and get some positive attention going in this great city. I think we have the coaching, the personal and most importantly the leadership to be a lot better than we were last season. I want us protecting our home field, playing until the clock strikes zero and making sure we punch in, lace up and play hard. We do those things and the objectives will take care of themselves.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 05, 2018, 12:42:30 PM
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Alright, its go time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 05, 2018, 09:31:14 PM
I hear you, coach I was impressed by what I saw on both sides of the ball. Now I have a few decisions but before I can make them I have two questions.

First, in each game, DT Rex Mundy and DT Brian Ezell each recorded a sack but I know we maybe shouldn't carry three DT's especially since two are rookies. From what you saw at training camp and preseason, which of the two you think can start in week 1. I will send the other to the minors to begin sharpening and honing his skills.

Second, Who were you most impress with from our rookie class, who do you think needs the most work?

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2018, 03:08:45 PM
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With Mundy being 3 years younger, I'd send him down before I sent Ezell.

As for the overall class, Collins and Redd both stood out, and everyone needs more work certainly. That's why they're rookies.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2018, 10:06:03 AM
Thank you coach, the information was very helpful. I'll let you get back to work. I'll call you in once I am ready to finalize our week 1 information.

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Ms. Watson can you get me WR Collin Leroy

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Mr. Leroy, first off let me say I saw you in the preseason and so did the coaches. You made them notice, so much that I am promoting you to the starting line up and you will also be on special teams.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 12:02:09 PM
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Hells yeah ma'dude!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2018, 01:21:54 PM
Congratulations, you worked hard out there and it paid off. Now keep up the good work and who knows Collin, skies the limit.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 01:45:53 PM
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Yeah man, I'll be on my grind
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2018, 02:00:10 PM
I'll let you get back with your team mates and continue to prepare for week 1.

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Ms Watson can you get me coach Bowman

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Coach, Seems like Collin won himself a spot on special teams unit, anyone else on this offense you think would help us in the KR/PR department
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 02:11:40 PM
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Eh... West would probably be the best option.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2018, 07:21:03 PM
Sounds Good, I'll let you get back to work.

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Ms Watson, if I am seeing  this correct, FB Kevin Mott is available, can you get me his representation please

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Good evening, looking to sign your client for 2 years at 250k per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 09:13:06 PM
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Good evening GM Lucas, my name is Riley, I work in the league office.

Going through your recent paperwork we have a major problem.  When you submitted your call up and send down you attempted to send John Flynn to the minor leagues.  That caused a chain reaction that left you with 41 players on the active roster. 

Per the league's rules, any roster violation in salary, PR, or roster limits after the start of the regular season is an immediate violation that will be punished.

Therefor, you have been fined the standard $5MM salary cap fine for this season and next, and will forfeit a roster spot for the remainder of Season 10.  The roster violation puts you $2MM over the salary cap after we processed the move to send Armando Shumaker to the minor leagues. 

You Currently need to reduce your active roster by 1 and shed a minimum of $2MM in salary in order to be in compliance.

You have the option of using your S11 amnesty clause to do this, or you may find another way to comply.

Please do so hastily and be more careful in the future, future violations will only gain severity.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 08, 2018, 12:16:28 AM
With everything taken care of let's go ahead and get ready for week 1

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(Lucas walks into the locker room)

Gentlemen, if I can have your attention for a moment. Have a few things to say. First and foremost I am honored to be standing here with you men. I love the hard work it took for all you gentlemen to get here today. I want to thank you all for being a part of this team. Now, let me tell you gentlemen something, before we left Atlanta I heard a radio show, not a major company or sports broadcasting channel but still, two guys with a mic and a magazine doing a run down on the entire HIFL. See, when they got to our division, yes I said OUR division, they spoke about about Alabama, Miami, Orlando, Charlotte and Music City. But, when they had a chance to talk about Atlanta they said we weren't worth talking about. One of them even said that we are worst now than this team was last year. I shook my head in disbelief wondering who gave these two so called analyst a mic. I had to change the station, not because they decided to omit us from their conversation, no. I had to change the station because they weren't any different than any of these other talking heads. Just like everyone else, they were following along and playing it safe, singing the praises of Alabama, Miami and Orlando casting us to the side. You know what, the entire league is casting us to the side. No one is giving this team a chance and I love it. You should too. Whatever fuels you, what ever gets your juices going, add this fact to it, everyone has already written us off. See, I love being under the radar. I love being cast off and completely ignored. We will be the underdog in every game so let them put their guard down. Let them think we are a tune up, a warm up or extended preseason. Let them go into our games unprepared. See, I am going to love see you men surprise people. I will love seeing that look on their face when we punch them in the mouth and they have no response. I will love to hear those same two so called analyst have to flip flop and go back on their ill-advised predictions and save face by calling us a surprise story, using words like "Fluke" and "Overachieving". See, for the guys who were here last year, for those who joined us from other teams and for all the men who will be lacing up their boots for the first time in the High Impact Football League, next season is here. I wish I could throw on some pads and a helmet and march on that field, shoulder to shoulder, side by side with you men, you Warriors and just hit somebody. I wish I could share in that raw emotion when you all put this league on notice, but I can't. So, what I need for you all to do is release that tension, get rid of the butterflies and let me hold that for you. Let me hold it because I want each of you to go out there and play like you know how and better. This is a new season gentlemen and I promise, if we play an entire 60 minutes, we will get closer to achieving success. If we play hard, loose and we go and have fun then the rest will take care of itself. Don't forget why you got into this profession, this is football gentlemen. That's all it is, football...but football is our lives. Let's go out there and let the league know we are here to stay. Let's let Alabama know we are renting a space in their house.

WE. ARE. WARRIORS
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 08, 2018, 12:18:16 AM
THE TEAM IS READY
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 08, 2018, 12:23:06 AM
Depth Chart

WR-(1)Pitts, (2) Craven, (Slot) West, (4) Leroy, (5) Flynn
RB-(1) Collins (2) Vasquez (3) Hood

KR West
PR Leroy

All other decisions are coaches

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 11, 2018, 10:34:22 AM
1.Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?
Some might say what positives can you find when you lose giving up 40, well I did see some positives, one positive, we saw Alicea come in and step up, always good to know we have guys ready to step up and step in if needed. A negative, it was because our starter Tommy Mazza got hurt. Another positive, we controlled the time of possession and managed 18 first downs which will be important going forward as our young players get experience. A negative, we had trouble taking advantage of how much we had the ball and moved down the field. If we can get some points up to match how much we have the ball we should be fine moving forward. A positive, Coach Munoz was aggressive, he put a little fear in their coach, I mean for a team in Alabama who is supposed to be so dominant, who is supposed to run away with the division, to start pulling players in fear of us being so aggressive they might get hurt doesn’t scream strong team. I’m sorry, this is a man’s game, play from clock start to clock stop. I get it though, their coach saw his superstars all get held under 100 yards, I don't think he wanted them to be embarrassed and have to answers questions about, Why weren't they able to move more efficiently against Atlanta?.

2. What did you make of your teams performance, despite the final outcome of the game?

This year is a growing process. We have so many talented young players who need to get used to the speed of the game. We gave up five sacks but our young O-line did pretty well, not having Redd on the line was huge but they showed gumption. When you consider the defense the other team has I think we did a good job moving the ball. West breaking 100 yards, Alicea did a great job coming in and helping us control the clock. Collins ran hard against a very good D-line in Alabama for a score. I personally feel horrible for Tommy having to leave his very first HIFL game, and I feel bad for coach Munoz. He did such a great job in Alabama and that organization continues to show absolutely no respect to a coach like Munoz who has so much success for them. I wanted this game for him more than anything

3.Are there any major changes you see yourself making this week?

To start changing things wouldn’t help our young players gain the experience they need.  A win would have been great to send a message but no one ever really learns from their first win. Learning comes from losing. We are going to have some tough losses and these guys have a lot to learn but I promise you, we will also have some wins.

4. Talk about at least two news stories from this week.

Well it’s always sad to see a player’s season end in week 1. But that is the beast we call football. Take note, after the injury we didn’t see KC suddenly start pulling guys at the end of fear of more injuries because that wouldn’t be football. I digress, another story which quiet honestly wasn't a story to me was Coach Munoz passion, I mean what can I say, I love this guy. First game of the season and he has deal with the arrogance and disrespect from the other sideline. I mean I loved that he called them out. That is what I was looking for, he is aggressive in all aspects of this game the way you need to be. The bigger story should have been why coach Rudino saw fit to treat game 1 like game 16.
 
5. Talk to us about your match up this week.  Where do you see your opponent having an advantage? What is the key to victory?
Listen, Music city is coming in, in a bit of a downswing. A pretty bad off season situation But, they still have some talent and they still have to play, so, like us, we have to go out and play. As long as two teams are on that field anything is possible. We saw they can still put up points so we will need to capitalize on opportunities. I don't know if an advantage can be talked about, they are going through some drastic changes and we are a brand new team with brand new goals and leadership. If there is an advantage I believe it's with our coaching staff and the fact it is our home opener. When you look at the stat sheet and see 18 first downs, we controlled the clock, had a balanced attacked, that is usually the ingredients to get a win or at least be in a good game. So if we can go in there and limit the mistakes we should be able to have a much better outcome which I expect. Being at home always helps especially with the young guys we got out there.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2018, 11:14:05 AM
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I appreciate what you had to say, and you having my back.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 11, 2018, 01:00:01 PM
Absolutely coach. I meant what I said not in the presser but also in the locker room. We are not only part of a team but part of brotherhood and that includes everyone who dawns that logo. we'll see them again and it will be a much more different game.

Coach, how is Tommy doing. He took a pretty nasty hit on that safety. I let out a sigh of relief when I saw he didn't show up on the injury report but how is he doing?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2018, 01:16:31 PM
 
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He's 100% now, we just had to pull him as a precaution.  Didn't want to risk that he had a concussion.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 11, 2018, 01:35:56 PM
Good call. It was a tough week, but now it's behind us. I know each game we will get better. We have a lot of young talent starting and I know there will be some growing pains but we'll get there, hopefully this week in our home opener against Music City.

Coach, how is Julio looking?. Is he ready or is he going to need another week?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2018, 03:10:03 PM

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I'd say he's out for 1-2 more weeks, like the injury report says.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 11, 2018, 07:45:13 PM
Ok coach, thank you, I know it said 1-2 I just was wondering if you had an exact time frame. Let him take the time he needs we are going to need him for the stretch. I'll you start prepping for Music City.

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Ms. Watson can you get me coach Campbell please

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Coach, I am wondering, hdo you change your blitzing ratio per game or do we keep it at a set ratio? Can you tell me what the current ratio is?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 12, 2018, 08:52:56 AM
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No, each coach has their own desired blitz ratio, and that is what we run unless directed otherwise.

I tend to blitz about 20% of the time.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 12, 2018, 09:57:47 PM
Though I would like to be a bit more aggressive I am not looking to change anything after one week. I trust we will get rolling and I trust your system. I know this defense is going to need time so we are keeping things as is.

Question, Any particular player you think we should monitor, maybe someone who might be struggling and might need to be moved around or subbed in on certain packages.



Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2018, 10:28:03 AM
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Not after one game.. most people in this universe do things on a 4-week basis.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 13, 2018, 11:15:31 AM
I understand. I was just wondering after mini camps, preseason and the first game if you were noticing anything that we should keep an eye on. Thanks coach, will get back with you in week 4. I'll let you start getting ready for Music City.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 13, 2018, 11:17:52 AM
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Alright.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 13, 2018, 12:19:01 PM
WR Depth Chart
1) Pitts 2) Craven (SLOT) West 4)Flynn 5)Leroy

KR West
PR Leroy

O-line Depth Chart
Julio Redd will sit out due to injury

In-Season Training Schedule 1
- 1 hours Position Training- Danny Kirkland
- 0 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hour Physical Training
- 1 hours Film Study - Tommy Mazza



Everything else is coaches decision.


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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 01:45:52 AM
Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

This weeks game wasn’t by any means a barometer of how good I think we can be. Once again, Music City is in a flux, but still in all we won a game we needed to win. We did well with time of possession. We got made some big turn overs from our young guys. It was nice to see our three defensive rookies get on the stat sheet with some drive stopping interceptions including one to the house by James. Mazza got into the End Zone twice and when the game got out of control late in the fourth it was nice to see Alicea come in and continue moving the ball. Our O-line held up nicely and once again no one player other than the Qb managed over a 100 yards against us which is big for a young defensive team.

Through two games this season, who's surprising you for the better, and for the worst?

I don’t know if surprise is the word I would use because I feel like we have a talented team capable of doing some great things the more we go on that field together. I must say though, when I brought Daniel Collins in as a rusher I brought him in for his explosiveness in the running game but is has been a nice surprise to see how well he blocks and just pancakes some of these linebackers and linemen.

Which one-part of your team do you believe is only going to get better going forward?
The comfort level these players have with one another.  We see them starting to come together already with the communication on the field, the 0-line stepping up and how well these players are managing to the speed of the game.

Talk about your news story this week.

Well, what can I say, our young guys had a good game in front of the home crowd which is always a plus. Getting a home opener win is a great way to introduce yourself to your fans.

Talk about at least two other news stories this week.

What about that upset. Congrats to Portland on that big win. This is why as cliché as it sounds it is true blue. Any given Sunday.  These men play with heart, there is honor and integrity on that field and I am sure Portland heard all of the talk about how bad they would be dominated and used it to fuel their victory. As long as men lace up their of boots and tighten their chin straps anything is possible.  Look at what happened in St. Paul. I know Cleveland is a talented team but St. Paul is one of the teams that some of you have making the impact bowl and if not for a return they would have put up a donut.

Talk to us about your match up this week, how do you build on last weeks success?

Well, we go back on the road right over to Charlotte to face the expansion Crowns, but believe me when I say if you see the way they have been playing the last two weeks there isn’t anything expansion about them.  Yeah they are 0-2 but they do a lot of things well like run the ball and get after the QB. Even though our defensive 7 and O-line are going to have their hands full I think we match up well.  We have been moving the ball effectively and really making it difficult for any one player to really stand out against us. When a team plays us they will have to play us as a team and not a few talented individuals. If we do what we did this week next week, I think we have a chance to do some good things.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 11:21:07 AM
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Win #1 in the books, and in dominant fashion.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 01:37:00 PM
Absolutely, we have to build on this and make sure we are making the best of our opportunities and putting away teams like Music City and like our next opponent the Charlotte Crowns which might pose a bit of a challenge. The crowns do not seem to be as far away as these other expansion teams. They have a very talented WR core and we all know what Spurgeon is capable of doing. I think offensively we might have our hands full so I believe the difference will be in how our defense responds.

Any thoughts on how we should approach them as far as depth chart personnel?

How do you feel about our Blitz ratio? I think we can maybe bump it a little to try and force Sullivan into some mistakes or are you happy for now, what do you think?     
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 01:55:01 PM
 
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I know that Coach Carpenter prefers a lower blitz ratio, so I dont think changing it would be very wise.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 02:10:54 PM
Understood, I'm thinking, we don't make any changes. Let the guys settle in and continue to grow with the current game plan in place. Do you think the extra time I am giving Mazza in film study is worth it?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 02:43:02 PM
 
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I think so, he isn't complaining.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 03:37:39 PM
Great, I hope the guys can build on this win and we can go into Charlotte and leave with a steak. If nothing comes up, I'll speak to some of the guys and let you start prepping so we can lock in.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Mr. Pitts

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Erik, Great game out there. You made some big catches at important times which really helped us keep some drives alive. But i called you in here just to  see how you are getting situated in Atlanta?

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 04:22:58 PM
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Word. I'm good.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 05:33:24 PM
Good, you have been started the season off strong and I can wait to see how much better we get with you guys doing your thing on offense. I'm glad all is going well with your transition here in Atlanta. I'll let you get back to  practice.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Julio Redd.

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Julio, I'm just checking in to see how your holding up, the guys miss you out there but I do not want you to be in any hurry to get back until you are %100 percent
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 06:12:18 PM
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I'd be so much better if your secretary came and rubbed my hammy... like all night long.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 07:25:31 PM
(laughs) I hear you, I think everyone here would love a rub down from Ms. Watson, unfortunately, I think she would kick my ass if I even hinted at such a luxury. Good to see you're in good spirits. We can't wait to have you back, I know Tommy can't wait either. With that said, we want you back at 100 percent so I think it's a good idea to sit you for one more week then reconvene after the Charlotte game to access your timetable for a return, how does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 07:31:15 PM
 
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If the doc clears me to play, then I'm 100%... so why not just let it ride?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
Absolutely, I just didn't want you to think you needed to rush back if you weren't feeling up to it. Trust me, we all want you back. Thanks Julio. I'm going to let you go and continue preparing and working out.

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Ms. Watson, can you get me CB Cavanaugh and Evans


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James, Evans, I just wanted to congratulate you both on one hell of a game. You both along with Van Buren were the difference. This week we have the Crowns and they have some talented WR's that are going to test you. I want you men to give them all they can handle and more. It's these types of match ups that will make the league take notice of how good our defensive backfield really is.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 08:34:01 PM
THEY AGREE
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2018, 08:58:27 PM
Great gentlemen, can't wait to see this match up. I'll let you go continue preparing and getting ready for this weeks game.

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Ms. Watson, if no one wants to meet or discuss anything, I'll be getting ready to finalize our side of things
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 19, 2018, 09:26:44 PM
WR Depth Chart
1) Pitts 2) Craven (SLOT) West 4)Flynn 5)Leroy

KR West
PR Leroy

O-line Depth Chart
Julio Redd will sit out if he isn't %100 percent

New In-Season Training Schedule for week 3

- 1 hours Film Study - Tommy Mazza, James Cavanaugh, Eric Evans, Michael Winkler

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 23, 2018, 10:34:42 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Well, let's first start with the bad, it's obvious as to what went wrong. Our special teams did not have a good day, compile that with a pick six to end what I thought could have been a game changing drive and a few fumbles and we get the results we got. Our special teams has been doing a solid job but just had a rough week. Let's give credit to Mr Lewis and Mr. Sumner. There play on special teams was the difference. Now the good, and there was a nice amount of good. Once again we held the opposing teams top rb and top wr's to under a hundred yards. Once again we dominated the time of possession. We did a nice job converting third downs and our offense is starting to click. If not for those returns, we would be 2-1 instead of sitting here like Michigan and Rapid City at 1-2

2. How do you feel about the emergence of the Alliance of American Football and the XFL?
It's a good thing, competition of any form is healthy to evolving. No matter what you do in life, there will be times if not challenged you become stagnate. Being stagnate is not good for anyone.  So let them come. I believe we will be fine and it will allow players not beiong signed a chicane to play and get some exposure.

3. Talk about something going on around the league this season that has interested you in one way or another.
It's nice to see so many young players having an impact early. I mean, I look at out own team, many though the weakest part of our team was our defensive backfield and Evans and Cavanaugh have done a great job so far. These young guys are growing up fast and that's a god thing for everyone.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week. What will be the key to victory?
First off theya re hurting a bit but are still 3-0, so this will be big. The keys to victory are simple. Limit turnovers, finish drives. That's it. Hopefully we get Julio Redd back to give our QB a bit more time and help get our run game going. We need a big day from Collins and I think this week will be it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2018, 11:57:08 AM
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This one is a big chance for an upset... Orlando is #1 in passing at like 347 yards per game, but we are quietly #2 in pass defense, only giving up 157 yards per game.  If we can win that battle, we can steal a win and shock the system.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 23, 2018, 04:09:13 PM
I think we already missed an opportunity against Charlotte, we let that one get away. We have to tighten up our special teams. This week we have an Orlando team that is missing probably their most explosive receiver. I think that coupled with the fact that their defense has been unimpressive creates a perfect storm for us to make a statement. Question coach, I know it isn't the half way point, but what do you think of Tommy Mazza's game so far, I know he hasn't really lit up the stat sheet?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 23, 2018, 09:40:12 PM
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Their defense is ranked 3rd against the pass, so I wouldn't say unspectacular. They are last against the run though, so we could attack them there.

As for Mazza, he's obviously got room to improve, to but I like what he shows me on the field.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 23, 2018, 11:03:00 PM
Heavy workload for Collins and Vasquez this week. I'm going to talk to Bowman about somethings and let you start prepping. Thanks Coach.

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Ms. Watson can you get me coach Bowman

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Good evening coach Bowman, First let me say I have been impressed with our balance attack but I was thinking for this week we can bump up the run game because Orlando has trouble with stopping that part of the offense. But before we get into that I wanted to know what does our current run to pass ratio look like?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2018, 12:33:20 AM
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Well, by looking at the box scores:

Week 1-26/74 Run to Pass

Week 2- 21/79 Run to Pass

Week 3- 45/55 Run to Pass

We started dialing to a more balanced level after week 2.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 24, 2018, 12:58:23 AM
I think we need to take this opportunity to attack Orlando at the weak part of their defense and maybe up the run game. I think Collins is ready for a big game. We should have Julio back and that will definitely help create some holes. I'm thinking, no one expects us to win this game. the only people believing in us is us and I'm just fine with that. We are home and hopefully at full strength, we are in a prime position for a big upset this week. let's grind them to the ground. I'm thinking 60/40 run/pass. Maybe this will help for some big plays down field also.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2018, 01:34:05 AM
 
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Alright, sounds good.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 24, 2018, 07:37:14 AM
Great coach. I know you have a lot of work to do for our match up this week so I'll let you have at it.

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Ms Watson can you get me RB Daniel Collins

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Mr. Collins first let me say your with and without the ball in your hands has been well received. If you heard what I told the press last week, I meant it. Myself and the coaches are very pleased with your level of play at such an early going. With that said I am here to tell you I have spoken to our coaches and have suggested that we focus more on the run game and they agree. You need more touches and we are going to give it to you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2018, 08:50:40 AM
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Sounds good to me, feed me them carries and I can stack bodies on the way to the end zone.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 24, 2018, 08:02:53 PM
We are leaning on you the rest of the way. Go show them who Daniel Collins is.


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Ms Watson can you get me coach Campbell

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Coach I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with how you got these young guys playing. We are only going to get better.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 09:48:19 AM
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It's sunny outside.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 26, 2018, 07:55:06 AM
Absolutely, and only getting brighter. Coach before we lock in for the week, is there any player right now on the bench you feel should be starting and can help us moving forward or do you feel comfortable with our starters in place?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 26, 2018, 12:52:16 PM
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Nothing to change, no reason to change.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 26, 2018, 01:30:09 PM
Good, that's the way it will stay then. Thank you coach. I'll let you start getting ready.

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Ms Watson can you get me QB Tommy Mazza

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Mr. Mazza, first off let me say it's been a pleasure watching you out there. I knew you had a good game and watching you now use your leg to get out trouble and even score has been a pleasure. I must say though, no GM or Coach ever likes to see their QB Take off, well maybe GM Pancho does but I know you can handle yourself out there just please be careful. Now for the reason i called you in here. We are going to rely heavy on the run game this week to attack Orlando's weakness. depending how this works out moving forward, is there anything I can do besides acquiring players that can help you. I feel we have improved greatly with Pitts, I think we have a solid run game and an emerging o-line but I am not out there with those men you are. So is there anything we might consider adding or taking away that would assist you with becoming even more comfortable and lethal with the offense.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 26, 2018, 01:40:06 PM
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Nothing really boss, I'd love to upgrade over Craven on the outside when we spread, we don't have a good option on hte team besides Pitts and West, and I know West is best in the slot... so in the future, adding a sure-handed outside WR would help me out.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 26, 2018, 07:24:02 PM
Sounds great, we can see were we are at around weeks 8 through 10. If it seems like we have a chance, I can definitely try and make that happen. Other than that I will make it a top three priority in the off season. Thank you for your input. We let one get away with Charlotte but we can get it back this week. We have an amazing opportunity that I think we can capitalize on. I'll let you get back to practice and film.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on March 26, 2018, 09:14:20 PM
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Sounds good boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 26, 2018, 11:03:08 PM
Great. I'll let you get back to practice

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Depth Chart
If T Julio Redd is %100 he will start, If not he will sit out.

RB 1) Collins, 2) Vasquez 3) Hood

No extra training hours

KR West, Hood
PR Craven, Hood

Tempo:Normal
Primary RB: Collins
Run/Pass: 60/40

Coaches make all other decisions

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 03, 2018, 08:02:48 AM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
I saw some good things this week; unfortunately it wasn’t enough to overcome our one big mistake.  Once again we got bit by a big time special teams mistake. Those three returns in two weeks in games we had a chance to win. But I will talk to the coaches to try and figure that part of our team out. On another note it was good to get Julio back out there. Our offense is really starting to click. Some big plays from West and a great 3 TD 100 yard game from Daniel Collins. Glad to see we got him going. Once again we dominated time of possession we limited turnovers. When you look at the game sheet we should have won that game, but we didn’t and that’s the part as a team, coaching staff, and GM we have to figure out




Give us an evaluation of the first quarter of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?

For the first quarter I am impressed with this young group on defense. Being a top three pass defenses cannot go without saying. Those guys in that locker room  heard all the off season mumblings about Stephen Leake and Chris Chandler being our only players on defense and they have really stepped up to put their names in the conversation.  As far as bad, I would say anything was bad but again, our biggest weakness at the moment seems to be our special teams. Rather it is formations or guys playing out of place we will figure it out.



With where you sit in the standings, do you feel it is a true reflection of your team? Where do you feel you should stand, and what do you need to do to achieve that by the end of the season?
The standings are absolutely not a reflection of our team.  We believe we should be at least 2-2 maybe even 3-1. When you look at the games we lost, it was because we gave them away. Turnovers, missed opportunities and 1 or 2 big plays given up on either side of the ball were the difference in each game. But, it’s part of the maturation process. More than half this team is playing together for the first time and every week we step on that field is a week we can work on things like timing, communication and comfortability playing with one another.  We have 3 quarters of the season left. We get better every week and that holds truth for next week also.



What has been the biggest challenge for your team so far this season, and who would you say was your teams MVP?

As far as challenges go, I won’t talk about challenges I’ll talk about solutions. The biggest solution for any challenge is patience. I am confidence the rest of the way we will really start to put it together on all ends.  As far as MVP goes, well, normally I don’t want to come out here individualize these things so I won’t. I will say I have to really give it up for our young CB’s and LB's. Cavanaugh and Evans, and our young LB Van Buren. Every week our young rookies are making plays and keeping us in the game so hats off to them.



Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

This week we go to Miami. They are but one game better so this is another opportunity for us. They have a real good front seven so we are going to have to be smart in the trenches and tighten up.  They play a grind’em out game so we are going to have to match their grit. I think we match up well and this could be one of those games that really help each team get on track.  I see Miami and I see a team, like us needing some consistency to get back on track so this game will be a big one.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 09, 2018, 04:47:14 PM
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It blows my mind that we are 2nd in yards allowed but 20th in points allowed..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 10, 2018, 01:35:12 PM
Experience and maturity. We are finding our way. We give up the yards and clamp down in the red zone. Not a bad thing but it's part of the maturation and experience process. I'm not worried about our defense as much as I am about our special teams. Coach, can you give me a depth chart of who is on our special teams. on both KR and PR?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 12, 2018, 11:34:01 AM
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When we return kicks, its West and LeRoy back as the return men.

Then we have Cavanaugh, Evans, Winkler, Barclay, Leake, Chandler, Vazquez, Flynn and Craven as the return team.

When we return punts - LeRoy is the return man, Chandler, Ezell, Slender, Leake, Van Buren, Barclay, Evans, Winkler, Bullock, and Ash work the return team.

Or were you talking about our Kicking and Punting team?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 12, 2018, 10:11:00 PM
Well all information is good seeing how that seems to be where we are having the most trouble. But since we are on it, I would like to know who is on our kicking and punting team.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 14, 2018, 08:50:25 PM
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On Kick offs, we roll out Cavanaugh, Evans, Winkler, Collins, West, Pitts, LEake, Chandler, Vazquez, and Flynn.

On Punts, Collins, Martinez, Pitts, West, Gilbert, Redd, ing, Hendrickson, Esparza, and Seal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 15, 2018, 07:45:49 PM
Ok, I'm gonna look at the roster closely and make some changes. Before we lock in we will have a better Special teams unit out there coach. I'll let you get things ready.

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Ms. Watson can you get me the head of our Minor league Sean Peterson

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Mr. Peterson, a quarter of the way through and what news have you got for me. Tell me, is Haney ready to be on the main roster as a number 2 and special teams and if so who else?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 19, 2018, 06:38:32 PM
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Haney is probably more talented than either of our starting Free Safeties currently, so yes he's ready to at least play special teams and work as a back up.

Mundy could push Slender out of a job, and Kirkland might be the best lineman in our organization.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 20, 2018, 10:17:03 AM
Thank you for your input, I think it's time to promote them and give them their opportunity. Time to give them their time ti shine and put them in a position to produce and help us get closer to where we need to be.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 20, 2018, 10:49:58 AM
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Just don't mess it up and go over the roster cap.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 20, 2018, 06:34:45 PM
Trust me, ain't no one coming up until I decide how to make room and make it official. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2018, 09:33:15 PM
 
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Cool. Later.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 05, 2018, 05:33:28 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me coach Munoz

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Coach, I made some adjustments and brought up the young talent from the minors. I'll let you guys determine how we use them. I figure better now they get the experience and playing time so we can truly see what we have moving forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 06, 2018, 08:11:11 PM
 
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Sounds good, I'll see about getting them on the field if they work well in practice.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 06, 2018, 10:37:13 PM
Great, then I'll let you guys get to work.


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Run/Pass Ratio: 60/40
Blitz: 35%


Depth Chart:
Kick offs: Cavanaugh, Evans, Haney, Van Buren, Timothy Brown, Ash, Leake, Novak, Bullock, and Seal.

Punts: Charles Martinez, Barclay, Haney, Van Buren, Timothy Brown, Slender, Duckett, Novak, Bullock, and Chandler
 
All other decisions made by the coaches

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 19, 2018, 09:36:49 PM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
This one is easy fellas, not much to talk about when your team puts a goose egg. But let's see how can we dissect this. First, Mazza is going through the rookie growing pains. He is talented throwing and running so Munoz system is bringing out the more versatile side of him, on the negative side, not sure if the option to take off really suits our team and the front line. So I think we'll tweek some things there as far as the run/pass scheme goes.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?
Well, we have Oakland coming in. No game is easy when you are trying to figure out what your identity is as a team. There is no scheme when you are trying to allow your young talent to mature while trying to stay competitive. All we can do is go out there with our game plan, and hope we execute enough to make it a close game and hopefully come out with a win.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
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Obviously a rough week, but we did get to add some new blood to the roster, I think we made some good call ups.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 20, 2018, 01:33:23 PM
It's a growing process. We will be better next week then this week, we will be better in two weeks from now then we are one week from now. It's all maturation process. Not an easy one but one all the same.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 20, 2018, 01:35:17 PM
 
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I agree
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2018, 10:13:17 AM
Ms. Watson can you call in Tommy Mazza please

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Mr. Mazza, I want to pick your brain about our offense. First let me say your mobility has been an awesome surprise. I knew you could move but you have shown some real leg work. Now, I got us the much needed Number #1 WR. West has been great in the slot, RB Collins has been doing great running the ball but I have to ask you, I know I scaled back the amount of passing but it had nothing to do with your ability but more to do with balance. But you are the leader out there. The offense runs through you so tell me, Do you want to keep it balance or do you air it out and use the run for change of pace? what do you feel would put you in the best situation for success. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2018, 10:28:58 AM
 
 
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What do you mean?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 28, 2018, 11:41:22 PM
Being under center in the HIFL is a lot different than in college. The speed, the timing, the defensive schemes coming at you. Already a quarter of the season gone and I wanted to know what style of offense do you feel more comfortable in. First three games we focused more on passing, the last two we focused more on running. Do you like the spread offense that is pass heavy, some shot gun formations or a more balanced offense, a lot of power running and under center. Obviously we can put it all in but I want to give you the best opportunity to get that ball spread around the field and down the field. I want to be able to put Collins in a position that not only gets him rumbling down the field but that his play works in tandem with getting us more down field. Some say the run sets up the pass, others believe a great passing games opens up the lanes for the run. while both might be true, what style of offense do feel gives you the best opportunity to light it up going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on May 30, 2018, 09:57:30 AM
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I like to play out of the spread, but I'm flexible.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 30, 2018, 03:54:31 PM
Good, we have Oakland this week, you have the green light to light them up. I'll let coach know we need to spread them out and go hard and fast at these guys.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 01, 2018, 08:43:43 PM
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  Hell yeah, lets bust them up.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 02, 2018, 11:56:01 AM
Def will, I'll let you continue preparing.


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Spread Offense

Offense Depth Chart
WR 1-Pitts, WR 2-Craven, Slot-West
C 1 Kirkland, C 2 Hendrickson

Primary Rusher
Daniel Colllins

Defense Depth Chart
FS 1 Haney, FS 2 Bullock
DT 1 Slender, DT 2 Ezell, DT 3 Mundy

Collins

Blitz: 30%
Pass/Run: 70/30

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 10, 2018, 08:10:55 AM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
When everyone outside of our locker room expects you to do nothing and you come out and have a big win like this, I'll be honest with you, You don’t find much wrong.  It was nice to get a big win in front of our fans. Protecting our home field is very important to this team. There are still some things we have to clean up but I think we all just got a glimpse of what this team could do once we tighten up the screws and get more comfortable with each other.  I saw a lot of good things. Over the season we have been really using our game plan to slowly bring our rookies along but as you saw what happened when we gave them the green light, I think they proved they are ready. We played solid in all aspects. Our special teams unit has tightened up. Mazza did what I knew he could when I drafted him. Our WR’s stepped up and how about that big game from our rookie Daniel Collins, Has he stopped running yet, does anyone know?. But with all that said, let’s not forget the great job our Defense did. Our young corners really stepped up, our front seven put just enough pressure to make the other QB make mistakes and two big interceptions from Bullock and Ash really set the tone. Overall it was a good week but we know every week will be different so we have to prepare just as hard and not fall back on our heels with one good win.


Talk about a couple of the topics that stood out to you in the news this week.

I was really happy to see the show of support for GM Powers. We all here in Atlanta wish him a speedy recovery. Competition is one thing but often times we as a whole tend to get caught up in the competitiveness of the game and forget when the clock strikes 0 we are all human and all have lives. It’s a reminder that HIFL is one facet of life and we can’t take anything for granted. We hope to see him on the sidelines soon.  On a different  note,  anyone seen any good rap videos lately.


What did you make of the announcement of the HIFL Minor League, do you believe it is a positive addition?

I think it’s great. I always love when people get the opportunity to live out their dream.  I think this minor league will allow a lot of young talented players out there who probably had a rough go in college or didn’t do well in the combine to get another opportunity to prove themselves. Whenever we can expand the talent pool I think it makes for great competition and keeps the juices flowing. With a minor league I think it can keep the competitive drive going for a lot of HIFL players who got big salaries or had a great years and now find themselves maybe not playing as hard or still believing their hype. It will keep them on their p’s and q’s so they don’t fall back on all that attention they received knowing that with more players looking for opportunity that there will be some GM’s who take the chance with a raw talent as oppose to a cocky over paid player who has gotten lazy.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?
Well first I am thankful for this bye week. We can sure use a little rest, I know some of the men in that locker room have been dealing with some nagging injuries. With the college showcase week up coming it will allow for myself and this staff to get a glimpse of possible future Warriors. Then, when we come back, we got to get back to work and  realize that we have forget about records. We have to go out there and play up to the level of play we know we can. The men in that locker room all know now what we can look like now. Heading to Tombstone won’t be easy because no away game ever is. Those players on that sideline have to figure out if they are angry enough to come out and keep searching for that first win or are they punching it in. Either way we will prepare like they are undefeated because as long as Tombstone has men lacing up their cleats and tightening their chin straps anything can happen if you underestimate any opponent. We just witnessed it in our last game. I am sure no one could have predicted that outcome, well no one except myself, the coaches and the players here in Atlanta.

Anymore questions?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 11, 2018, 01:27:01 PM
"Did you have any problem with Louis Alicea throwing a touchdown pass with 3 seconds remaining in a game you had already won?"
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 12, 2018, 12:31:22 AM
At first I was a little shocked because you don't often see that but then I thought back to week 1 when Alabama kept pouring it on with their starters. I remember how upset I was but ultimately realized that if we didn't want them to keep scoring we had to stop them. No one seemed to bat an eye about it and we moved on. Maybe because I am the GM of Atlanta there's some bias but I see this being a bit different. Alicea is our number 2 QB. He often doesn't have the opportunity to showcase himself. He is a talented individual who I know deep down would love to be starting for a team. We were playing in what you all call garbage time and if the other team wasn't ready to fight to the clock struck zero then that is on them and their coaching staff for not preparing them to play 60 minutes. What you all call garbage time I call opportunity for guys who don't necessarily get the opportunity to shine for one reason or another. So if any of our players who don't start wish to go out there and prove themselves then by all means. So, to answer your question, no I do not have a problem. No one gave us a chance and when you keep hearing week after week how your team can't win, well that tends to resonate in the locker room. We have a group of hungry and talented individuals so  I would hope that when given the opportunity that every man in that locker room take it and run with it. 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 12, 2018, 12:19:16 PM
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A great win.. Now between us, I called that pass play to end the game because Alicea spent time in Oakland and wanted a little payback.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 12, 2018, 08:50:51 PM
I knew about the Oakland connection but I wanted to send a message that as long as they give us no chance we will give our players every chance to shine, we will not stop, we will not quit. I appreciate what you did because that is style I want to play. When we are up by that much, don't let the foot off the gas. Now we have a bye week which is great. We need Pitts to get healed. I'll let you get started coach.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 13, 2018, 11:52:55 AM
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Sounds good.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 14, 2018, 10:03:16 AM
Ms. Watson, considering we are nearly mid way through the season. I would like a quick rundown of our budget if possible. With the trade deadline quickly approaching it would be  in our best interest to see how much flexibility we have.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2018, 12:20:48 PM
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AFTER FLASHING HER TRADEMARK EYE ROLL AND SIGH...

  Yes sir, we have 1.5MM in salary and 1MM in PR available.  Can I help you with anything else?

XENIA FORCES A SMILE
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2018, 04:25:51 PM
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XENIA CAN'T HELP BUT GIGGLE AT THE NEWS..

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 24, 2018, 02:04:51 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me K Wendall Lawrence

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Great game against Oakland. You made some pretty big kicks for us and I wanted to let you know your clutch play has not gone unnoticed. You've come up big this season. I wanted to thank you and tell you keep up the solid work. It's a relief to know we can get within 50 yards and put up points.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2018, 07:11:27 PM
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  Dude, how can you talk with your face all hamburgered like that?  You're a freakin' Legend!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 24, 2018, 09:28:34 PM
It's nothing, A black eye, some swelling and discoloration. Most of the damage came when my face hit the floor and busted me open after I was blind sided. That shot completely dazed me and unfortunately for me it made it seem as if though old man Crowe laid waist to me. It is what it is. It's unfortunate that he couldn't let me do the job he brought me in here to do. He risked it all to prove what? Mr. Lawrence, these bruises are a reminder to everyone that no matter if you do the wrong thing or the right thing someone will always be out there to try and put you down and sometimes it will come from the people least expected. I refuse to stay down. Now, back to business. Let's talk legend, those two plus 50 yard field goals you made is what Legends are made of. Keep it that up and you might be writing your own legendary legacy in the HIFL. Now, you said something about hamburgers and made me hungry, I'm ordering some food from Atlanta's best burger place "Grindhouse killer burgers" you want anything?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2018, 09:46:17 PM
 
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  Na I'm good.  You don't get this body by eating Cheeseburgers pal.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 24, 2018, 11:36:03 PM
I hear you, Well I'm going to let you head out and get some work outs in while I wait for my food.

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Ms Watson can you get me AC Kevin Corral

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Mr. Corral, first let me start by saying your experience on the O-line is really starting to show out there in those young guys. I know Redd was dealing with some hamstring issues earlier on. How is he and the rest of our rookies on the o-line coming along.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2018, 02:12:57 PM
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  These dudes is comin' along just fine.  Strong play so far I'd say.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 25, 2018, 11:17:10 PM
Great, that's good news going forward. We are going to be playing the offense a lot like we did against Oakland and we are going to need those boys to step up. I'll let you get back to work but that was definitely some good news.

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Ms Watson can you get me Scott Larue

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Mr. Larue, wanted to bring you in here first to thank you for the level of play you have been showing off week in and week out. Second, Now that Chandler is no longer here I wanted to ask you how do you feel about putting that C on your jersey and being the captain we now need on the D-line.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2018, 11:44:40 AM
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  No thanks. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2018, 07:37:24 AM
I appreciate your honesty. I know some guys relish the C and some guys just want to play ball. Well, regardless, thank you and keep doing your thing.

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Ms Watson, gonna go ahead and lock this down.



Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2018, 07:45:35 AM
(Enters the Locker room)

Gentlemen, This isn't easy standing here looking like this. It hurts both my pride and jaw to talk. I know the talks and the whispers going on. I see the looks, smirks and how people look away as if though they are embarrassed of me. I don't know if anything was justified from where I stand or where Mr. Crowe stood and I won't sit here and make excuses and try and defend myself against the actions of a man who thought it was more important to run up on me from behind and take me out and put his franchise on the line.

We are all in this together. Stephen and Christopher were great players for this team and strong leaders and when I acquired Stephen and decided not to trade Chris in the off season I figured to have them on this team as we moved forward. But please know, as talented as we are, we are not done building our team. You gentlemen have been playing your hearts out and you have shown the league your potential last game vs Oakland. But the truth is for those of you who are standing here, as someone who has the task of putting this team in it's best possible position for now and the future I had to make those moves. I know as a player when you see other great talents leaving the team you are playing for you question the direction of the team. But let me say to you that our number one goal is still to win. I feel we are still as talented and dangerous on that field. So with all that went on this during our bye week, with the owner losing his head while trying to take mine off, the board of trustees looking to sell the team, I know you start to ask yourself, What the hell are you doing here. We are still a team gentlemen. We are still Warriors. We are still an organization. No matter if we play in Atlanta or on the goddamn moon, we are still a team. You still have to look to your left and your right and realize those men standing side by side are your brothers on that field. What ever the future holds now, know that it holds it for us together. I am as much as part of this teams legacy now moving forward as you are but do not let me downplay the fact that you all are much more important than I am. If any one of you were gone from this team we would feel it on the field, If I were gone you all would still be together playing just as hard. I want everyone to know that though your job is not easy on that field and much more harder than my job will ever be but please understand my job is still not an easy one. Please know I have been upfront, honest and respectful to everyone in this room and nothing will change. I want to thank you gentlemen for your continued hard work and all I ask is that we keep the focus on our goal of winning today.

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Depth Chart

Move LB Van Buren to #1 and move LB James Brown to #2

Move DE Scott Larue to #1 Move DE Andrew Lovejoy to #2

Everything else stays the same as the last game

Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 29, 2018, 01:21:10 AM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Good evening,let's get to it, What went wrong? well let's see, first there was the distraction that came in the form of an owner losing his head. Next the media circus that followed on the practice field and in the locker room was enough to wear anyone down. Third, we lost our explosive young RB Daniel Collins for a few weeks early in the game. Finally, right before our game it's announced that the team is up for sale. All i have to say is that I apologize to the men in that locker room who had to endure endless questions about the state of the franchise. I wish I could apologize for the actions taken but no one ever looks to be attacked for making the rights moves for the franchise, so I can't apologize for someone else's actions.

Give us an evaluation of the first half of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?
Real simple, we are a young team progressing in the right direction. The plays some of these young players are making let's me know we will be alright. These rookies are adjusting quickly but at times the speed of the game catches up. It happens to the very best players on that field and the fact that these young guys like Cavanaugh, Evans and Mazza just to name a few are balling is a great thing. I personally don't feel any one person is under performing for us but as a whole we need to do a lot better. Against a very good Oakland team we went out there and lit them up from start to finish. I understand with the circus in town this past week things got crazy but to only manage 12 first downs in a game against a winless team in which we went to overtime against is inexcusable. We need to do a better job in being consistent.


With where you sit in the standings, how do you feel about your chances of meeting your owners expectations and how do you grade your performance as GM?
What owner?(Looks around the room) Listen, I am not going to lie as far as expectations go, honestly I felt like some of the expectations contradicted themselves. I was put behind the eight ball because I made moves Crowe didn't like. I am a GM and I was brought in here to do a Job. Despite who I traded during last years draft the players I got back have been balling. Duckett, Ash and Larue have done an excellent Job like I expected. Hell, even the new LB James Brown we just acquired earned a defensive player of the game this past week. Yeah, I kind of know what I am doing here. I don't need the approval of sports analyst and other GM's around the league I surely don't care about anyone's grade of me. Grades are for everyone to give and debate over talk shows and sporting news. Now expectations, let's talk about expectations, I was told "raise fan support", "go .500 at home", "improve our record" and oh "by the way, you can't trade". To have to try and wheel and deal and then after hours of negotiating, going back and fourth to have to try and now convince your owner to let you make a trade is absolutely mind numbing and exhausting. That doesn't sound like an owner who wanted a GM, it sounds like an owner who wanted to be the GM himself. I think I speak for all GM's when I say as a GM we need room to grow, space to breathe and move about. We need lead way to put our vision to task. well, I won't beat a dead horse, he is no longer here and now we wait and see and move on.

Who is your league-wide Mid-season MVP?  Who has been the most surprising under performer?
I don't know if any one player stands out to be a league wide MVP just yet but if I cast my vote now I would make co-mvp's our young talented corner backs we have right here in Atlanta, James Cavanaugh and Eric Evans. As far as under performer goes, I think that honor is shared with  the entire Alabama and Michigan teams. When you think about all the pompous big winded sports analyst on their TV shows, podcast and editorials they already crowned those two teams the division hands down and now to see them struggling you wonder if the lights got to bright for them last year.

Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most? How and Why?
Charlotte, simply because of how quickly their team gelled. Expansion teams usually take a few years to get off the ground because guys need to learn how to play together as a team

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?
This week we face New Jersey and all I will say is that I like our chances.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 29, 2018, 02:03:06 AM
THE PRESS IS BEWILDERED BY YOUR ANSWERING QURSTIONS FROM AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. THEY SHAKE THEIR HEADS IN UNISON AS #JUSTICEFORCROWE ALSO BEGINS TO TREND. COINCIDENCE? NOT LIKELY.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 29, 2018, 09:27:52 AM
You all look confused, It's kind of hard to think. I'm still suffering from a concussion and can hardly think straight at the moment. These bright lights aren't helping so if there aren't anymore questions I'll head out. My head is starting to hurt.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 29, 2018, 10:17:52 AM
THE MEDIA DOES YOU ZERO FAVORS WITH THE NEW OWNERSHIP GROUP SINCE YOU FAILED TO GO BACK AND DO THE RIGHT SET OF QUESTIONS, HURTING YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS IN THE EYES OF ALL WHO LOOK TO BUY YOUR FRANCHISE.



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Mr. Lucas, my name is Barbara Barracuda.  I am the interim president of operations for the football team while we maneuver through the sale process. 

After considering our options, I do not find it reasonable to fire you for past transgressions previous to my taking over the team, so with that being said, we have a clean slate, you and I. 

While I reserve the right to terminate your services here at any time, I would like to see the season through with you at the helm if that is at all possible. Once the team is sold and a new owner officially takes over, it will be up to them what direction to go in the future..

Now, your poor handling of the media this week is not a good start, so clean up your act or we may be meeting again much sooner than either of us would like..


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 29, 2018, 04:34:37 PM
Thank you for a clean slate Ms. Barracuda, I look forward in doing right by this organization because that is all ever wanted to do. I also understand the mishandling of the media, feeling the way I was feeling I should have kept it short and sweet. From here on forward things will be done accordingly.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 29, 2018, 05:43:29 PM
Ms. Watson can you get me  RB Johnny Vasquez

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Mr. Vasquez, I wanted to personally tell you that I was impressed with the nice job you did out there this past week. It's not easy to average more than five yards per carry. I wanted to let you know with Daniel Collins injury you will be shouldering the load as our lead RB until he is ready. Put up a performance like that in your next starts and we can have a good situation of a two headed monster here in Atlanta which can only make us that more dangerous.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2018, 11:14:25 AM
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Aye orale Jefe!
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2018, 08:37:36 PM
Orale Senor Vasquez. ¿Cómo estás hoy, me alegro de que son parte de este equipo y no puedo esperar a ver que hacer esta semana en contra de Nueva Jersey.

You look surprised, I know Spanish and I'm working on my Mandarin also. This is your moment Mr. Vasquez so I won't take up anymore of your time and I'll let you get back to practicing.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 01, 2018, 11:36:14 AM
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Cool.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 05, 2018, 12:14:07 PM
Ms. Watson can you call in the coaches please, Munoz, Bowman, Campbell and Corral. 

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Gentlemen. I know the bad press and embarrassment this organization suffered because of the actions of the former owner did nothing to help team moral. I know low confidence makes your job harder and I apologize if I have contributed to that. I want to apologize for any of my past transgressions that have led to any locker room disputes or coaching misunderstandings. I know coaches don't like to see their best players leaving their system that they most likely built around them. Truth is in my first season in the HIFL and with the team I made some mistakes and I am never to proud enough to admit when I made a mistake or I am wrong. I have learned from those mistakes and I hope the moves I made to get us drastically under the cap while giving some first rounders and additional draft picks for the present and future let you know I am in this for the long haul. I want to put us in a position to be successful and as we all know success does not come over night. I saw a good team that was not quite gelling and making the strides I definitely thought we should have made by this time. I knew we needed more assets if we were thinking long term. Please know that I see the progress you all have made and are making with our young players so your jobs are safe moving forward, you have my word, I hope that still carries some weight.

Now talking about Moving forward, from here on we will work in tandem to right this ship. I know a few times this year I could have called you guys in to talk about player movement and I ran with it alone. But not anymore, that means when thinking of players to add or and subtract there will be more communication. We have a lot of good pieces on this team that only look to get better. We have two amazing CB's. We have an O-line that looks to be maturing into the real deal and an offense that has proven to be explosive. We are not there yet but with the moves I have made I am sure we will be much closer. This season is now about making sure our young players know that they are part of the future and that they are laying down a foundation they can be comfortable with and succeed in. Our job is to make sure they gain as much experience as possible and meet their absolute potential.

one last note, I have taken this team rock bottom over the last few weeks because I thought I was doing the right thing. This is where communication could have really help in averting all the has transpired here over the last few weeks. I am now confident there is no where else left to go but up. I promise moving forward to be more mindful of my actions. Thank you gentlemen.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 06, 2018, 12:23:58 AM
SILENCE LEADS WAY  TO WHAT COULD BE A VERY AWKWARD GROUP HUG, BUT INSTEAD THE COACHES NOD AND SEEM TO UNDERSTAND.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 08, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
Depth Chart Changes

RB 1 Johnny Vasquez
RB 2 Elijah Hood

RB Daniel Collins-Sits Out

Tackle 1 Julio Redd
Tackle 2 Jamal Seal
Tackle Louis Duckett-Sits Out

FS 1 Peter Haney
FS 2 Myles Bullock

SS 1 Lucas Ash
SS 2 Manuel Novak

Everything else coaches decision.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 13, 2018, 03:25:36 AM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. First off I would like to apologize for my past behavior. I’m sure we are all aware what has transpired over the last few weeks and need I say I have been preoccupied, that is no excuse. You all have done a great job and stuck with us here during this tough season. Now, Let me get to it. For a Half we looked like we were about to give everyone something to talk about. We were making stops on the line, pressuring the QB, covering all the WR's and then the floor gave in. Second half we were not even close to our best. We gave up probably the most combined rushing TD's this season. We couldn't get to the Qb and we looked a little gassed out there. I attribute that to three things, first my distractions haven’t left much space to concentrate on the X’s and O’s so I take blame for that. Second, fatigue, Not sure if it was the Bus ride from Atlanta to Jersey or the distractions or maybe both but we looked to be tired that second half. Third, Turnovers. You can’t win when you give up turnovers. 


Give us an evaluation of the first half of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?
The first half of the season has been trivial. We have been very inconsistent but once again that comes with experience.  One week we give a top teams a fight, the next, we lose by a field goal, the next we blow out Oakland and then we lose to a team that had no wins in Tombstone.  Very up and down but with that I have seen some great play from our rookies. They have really stepped up and I can only imagine how much better they are going to get. Also, let me point out what a great Job LB James Brown and DE Andrew Lovejoy  have done since we acquired them. Talk about working well in a system. As far as stood out bad, I’ll take the blow for that one. I came here with much talk about winning now and winning starts today and though I always have a plan, I tend to act before I can process each and every outcome. That has led to some huge misunderstandings on my end which I absolutely plan to correct from this point forward.

With where you sit in the standings, how do you feel about your chances of meeting your owners expectations and how do you grade your performance as GM, what about your job security?

Let me start this by saying I had every intention to meet our previous owners expectations. Everything I do is to make sure I am putting this organization in a position to be successful but that has come with some bumps and bruises as you can see by the replays you guys are still airing. The new owner has given me the benefit of the doubt as long as I sit on my hands and do not have any more hiccups. To grade myself would be foolish. Again, I think I did a pretty good job drafting and acquiring a few Season 11 first round picks and solid players like James Brown but everything in between has definitely not been my best. I would like to give myself a TBD but let me just say it, I messed up in some places pretty big and for that I would say I give myself a D.  I don’t think I have failed because I still have a job but I need to do much better.


Who is your league-wide Mid-season MVP?  Who has been the most surprising under performer?
I think when we think MVP’s we think of only players but I think I have to take my hat off to GM Jon. He went into a really volatile situation over there in Seattle and has done a very impressive job with his crafty acquisitions and getting those players to respond.  As far as under performer goes, I can’t throw shade when we are sitting here with the record we have, having just had two horrible weeks . Having the season I have had does not give me room to judge.  I know many did not and do not give us a chance but for me I think we have grossly under-performed. I am surprised at that.

Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most? How and Why?
I say the Charlotte Crowns and Alabama Nighthawks have surprised me for two completely different reasons.  Charlotte has done a great job in their first year putting the right mix of guys together.  Alabama has surprised me because everyone crowned them at the start of the season. They got all new coaches, kept their franchise big man on the team. They added without losing anyone and yet they seem to be stumbling a bit.

With the Trade Deadline coming up this week, Do you see yourself as a buyer, a Seller, or do you plan to hold fast with what you have?
All I can say for sure is that we are definitely not buying. As far as anything else goes I would be a fool as a GM not to keep the lines open.

What is your opinion on the league's newly announced luxury tax rule, do you believe it is fair, and do you believe it will benefit the league?
Well speaking from the stand point of a team that will be drastically under the cap next season I like it. I think this helps with how trades get manipulated. Teams in my position would always be willing to eat salary for future picks, players etc. That system was allowing to many dynamic players with huge contracts to go to already stacked teams shifting the balance of the league. I think this way, teams looking to stack at the expense of their future have to think a bit more on how much do they want to impact their future. I honestly wish they would have added a no amnesty rule to all big price players who were traded. This way a team can’t just cut a newly acquired star just to save money at the end of the season. That puts player’s economic future in jeopardy.

Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

Winning, and the only way I see that happening is by making sure there are No turnovers, No turnovers and No turnovers.  We do that and we will do exactly what I expect to do against the Barons, win.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 13, 2018, 01:15:38 PM
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GM Lucas, I know we just recently spoke, but I've been informed all Owners are to meet with their GM's at the mid-season point.  I am here to not only talk about all of the failed objectives set forth by Max before his departure, but I am also going to give you some new objectives that I will be hoping to see you achieve.

Here were your original objectives:

1 - Improve Record - success

2 - Avoid Penalties - Failed

3 - Do not trade - Failed

4 - Go 500 at home - Currently failing

5 - Improve Fan Support - Currently failing


So here are your new objectives:

1 - Win at least two more games

2 - Avoid Further League Penalties

3 - Upset one division opponent

4 - Improve Fan Support with Successful Outreach

5 - Improve Team Morale



Any Questions?

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 13, 2018, 04:11:44 PM
Not at all. Thank you for your support and clean slate. I intend to fully do my absolute best and try and reach all goals set fourth. Once again, thank you Ms. Barracuda for the opportunity to turn this around. One question;

To get this ship righted, as you know I made some trades to help get us under the cap. that came with eating a lot of salary and PR for this season to help us get where we need to be next season and moving forward. I currently only have about 1M in PR to work with and creating something special for fan outreach and team moral might drain that. I have some ideas but with only 1M in PR I fear doing so to accomplish a few of the goals will take us down to $0 in PR. Do I have permission to proceed with our minimum budget of 1m in PR to make this happen.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 13, 2018, 04:26:26 PM
 
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Go for it.. If you can achieve some of my new goals set out for you, you'll have some money to play with in the off-season.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 13, 2018, 05:40:24 PM
Thank you. I will do my best and try not let you down.



Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 13, 2018, 06:05:21 PM
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Good luck.  We'll talk again after the season.




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Alright... so here we go.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2018, 02:27:27 AM
Coach, I'm thinking we need to take a break. With so much that has happened I don't think our focus is where it should be. We have had a very strange and dysfunctional two weeks that I and I'm sure everyone else would like to forget. I was hoping to take advantage of the bye week. As part of our collaboration with the military I had set us up for one weekend at Hunter Army Airfield Army Base in Savannah, GA. For organized workouts and team building exercises to help get us working closely together before the season started as part as our contractual sponsor obligation. With the recent incidents I was not been able to set it up. I would like to give the guys a small rest and head out to the Hunter Army Airfield right here in Georgia for a few days before the next home game in order to help build up team moral. I think some time off from practicing will help heal their bodies and clear their head. Obviously we can still have some light practices over there and we can still watch videos and have meetings but I would like us to concentrate more on team building exercises.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2018, 10:48:54 AM
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You're the boss, if that's okay with you, then it's okay with me.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2018, 11:15:49 AM
I think after those two tough losses the team needs to get away from their normal routines. Losing creates not only distance but turmoil which eventually turns into people pointing fingers. I really want to avoid it if it hasn't started already.  I know we have Milwaukee coming in and as much as I would love to quiet GM Strike. I think team moral and confidence is more important. Let's lighten up on the practices for this week and take advantage of their high tech equipment and watch more videos. Do that with some team building exercises and hopefully we can get back to doing what we know best. I say we get the team together asap and start heading out. The sooner the better. We'll spend a few days out there and head back to get our final walk throughs in before the Barons come to our home field.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2018, 12:03:26 PM
I'll let you start getting the team ready to get on the bus. I have to do a few things and I'll get ready to go with you guys

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Ms. Watson can you get me RB Daniel Collins.

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Mr. Collins, I know you had a set back a few weeks ago. I see the coaches have put your status as Doubtful. I believe your health is more important than any wins. I do not want to take a chance with any further injury because you are part of the foundation for the future of this team. I am going to give you one more week off and after that, when you are ready you will once again take your place on that field behind Mazza as our number 1 back.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2018, 03:50:16 PM
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Word, I appreciate your concerns boss, but if I can play, I want to play... No Days Off for This Work Horse..
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2018, 05:50:52 PM
I'll talk to the coaches and the team doctor and see where we are. At your request I'll leave it up to them if they give you the green light. Thank you Daniel, your heart and passion is second to none. I know you have to start getting ready since we are heading out early. See you at the base

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Ms. Watson can you get me OC Bowman

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Coach, First, How has Mazza been coming along?


We are 9 weeks in, what's your current assessment of him.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2018, 06:28:34 PM
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He's struggled in his rookie year, the stats tell the tail.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2018, 06:54:31 PM
He said he could play in any system. In the spread we have seen him shine and fail hard. Which system do you think he would be better suited for to get back on track. I want to do all I can to make sure his confidence doesn't get ruined. I was thinking play more shotgun and west coast but I know we haven't done much practicing in those formations. so maybe upping the run game, I'm in between thoughts, What's you take.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2018, 06:57:48 PM
 
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I don't think its a formation issue, but we could definitely rely more on the run game.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 14, 2018, 08:06:55 PM
That's sound advice. I'll put it in and get this ground game going. If Collins is ready to go we should have a great chance to get this game at home. See you at the base.


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MS . Watson can you get me coach Campbell

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Coach, we got scored on 7 times on the ground. I saw fight in us until the second half and we completely fell apart. What was it fatigue was it the adjustment to not having Chandler and Leake or just down right lack of talent.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 14, 2018, 08:37:21 PM
 
 
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I'd say trading our best two front seven players had a big to-do about it, but it was probably a combination of all of that, plus giving them the ball inside our twenty on turnovers and the like.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2018, 01:02:32 AM
I definitely understand and knew trading our two biggest play makers in the front seven would impact us. But I knew getting Brown would be a good replacement or at least good enough to not to give up 7td's. With Chandler and Leake both gone I want to best utilize the strengths of our defensive players. In your assessment, at this moment who are our best play makers in our front seven.   
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2018, 10:23:26 AM
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I don't know that we have a playmaker in the front seven, but if i ranked our top rated players in the front seven of the defense top to bottom it would be:

LaRue, Ezell, Van Buren, then Mundy, and then Brown.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2018, 11:20:08 AM
Thank you Coach Campbell for your input.  One last question coach and I think I'll be finishing up. I know we have a pretty good pass defense. It's obvious we are struggling stopping the run. I know you play a very hard nose and conservative defense but do you think we can capitalize against the Barons by upping the Blitz ratio to about 45% ?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2018, 11:52:19 AM
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We can try it if you want, but I'm not sure if that is goin to make a difference or not.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2018, 11:59:21 AM
Understood, thanks coach. I know the guys and the staff are getting ready to make the trip to the base. I'll let you get ready. See you at the base.

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Watson, can you get me coach Munoz before I close up shop so we can head out.

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Coach, all season I have tried to avoid requesting more training hours and video watching. I do want Mazza watching some extra video. Though I love the fact that he thinks he can make every throw, the reality is I don't think he's getting a good 1st and 2nd read. I would like him to put in time watching the Barons last few games. As we know with Tombstone, no team can be taken for granted. I want to ask you because I said I would communicate more with my staff, do you think there is 1,2 or 3 players who can benefit  from some extra physical, athletic or position training moving forward?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2018, 02:54:06 PM
THE COACHES ALWAYS BELIEVE THEIR TRAINING SCHEDULES THEY RUN ON THEIR OWN ARE THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF TRAINING
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2018, 02:58:25 PM
Understood.

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Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 16, 2018, 08:38:32 PM
Ms Watson can you get me coach Munoz

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Coach I almost forgot, I know you are about to get on the bus and I want to also. I have one more question, With the departure of Leake and Chandler we have two captain spots open. I think giving the C to two deserving players can really boost moral. Which two players do you notice on the defensive side of the ball really stand out as captain material.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 16, 2018, 10:56:19 PM
 
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...so much for a week off huh?  Well, we don't have a bunch of leadership on the defense, best candidates we have are Evans and Ezell, but they're both young, so who knows if its even worth it.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 17, 2018, 12:11:28 AM
Alright, thank you, I say with the season almost done, we see how they take to the responsibility. I have seen many young players do well with the C. Thank you coach, I'll let you head out and I'll see you on the bus. Let's me finalize this here.


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Ms. Watson can you get me DT Brian Ezell and CB Eric Evans

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Gentlemen, I hope I didn't pull you off the bus. I think it's time for this team, especially this defense to go in a different direction with new leadership. After a discussion with Coach Munoz, it has come through his recommendation that he feels you two are the two players on defense who stand out to wear the C as two new captains on our defense. I know you both are young in this league but I believe wearing the C has less to do about age and more to do about heart. You two have displayed that heart by how hard you play week in and week out on that field. If we are going to start building this defense it is going to be around players like yourself, who share the same, drive, passion and focus for this game. Losing is never easy gentlemen and you along with a few others on this team have really held it together and done well in tough times. More than ever we need to pull this team together.  I hope you accept this responsibility and take this as a sign of trust that you two gentlemen along with a few others are part of this this teams future for the foreseeable future and beyond.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2018, 12:12:43 AM
BOTH MEN APPRECIATE THE APPOINTMENT
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 17, 2018, 12:40:52 AM
Depth Chart Changes

(If Collins can play}
RB 1 Daniel Collins RB 2 Johnny Vasquez

Eric West to the Slot

KR/PR 1 Eric West  KR 2 Timothy Brown

Kick offs/Punts: Robert Gilbert and James Brown replace Leake and Chandler.

Game Changes
Tempo: Moderate
Run/Pass: 45/55
Blitz Ratio: 40%


In-Season Training Schedule

- 2 hours Film Study

Players:
- Thomas Mazza


Coaches make all other decisions.


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 20, 2018, 10:18:55 PM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
We had a good game. The guys went out, they looked relaxed, poised. Seems like the getaway came at a good time. So I would like to send a thank you to everyone at the Hunter Army Airfield Army Base who made us feel so welcome. Everyone there was so great. Just being there, seeing how all the soldiers train and live in order to be ready to defend our country and our freedoms was very humbling. It was food for thought as I watched how our Warriors, both from Atlanta and in our military worked together. Watching them work with this team and how this team responded, listened and really took to heart the importance of being one unit really showed on the field this week and I hope it continues. So, beyond controlling the time of possession, holding the Barons and not letting them convert one third down and watching our defense step up like they did was beyond awesome, but I think what went right was this experience we shared with one another. Not much went wrong but we still have a lot of work to do. The Barons are struggling and they have this cockiness about them which is in direct correlation with their GM. It showed right before the half when they had a chance to make a mark, and Jackson decided he was gonna high step, a move that could have changed the momentum but we made a great stop and that's how it goes. Like us, they also have a lot of work to do but I like where we are much better.

With the All-Star Rosters being announced this week, what is your take on the composition, any snubs or surprises from your own team? 
Well the both sides are very talented. The west seems to have a great offense and at first while watching the selection show I thought, It's fine. The east has a great defense, then it happened. GM Kirk had the hiccup of a lifetime. He left Hagan off our roster and now he is on the opposing team looking to bring us down. That was a mistake, the only silver lining if I can be honest is that if he is angry enough, he'll punish some of the great talent we have to face as the season winds down which can only help us. But seriously, I never want to see anyone get hurt but it was a dumb move not to put a destructive force like Hagan on our squad. I was about 90 percent about our chances now it's right on 50/50.  Now, as far as who I think could have made it, well so much talent was left off but to be a homer I would give the nod to Atlanta's very own James Brown. He has been a force of his own since joining this team. I also think leaving off Erik Pitts was a mistake. He has been amazing for us. You know,this being the first year I know it was exciting so maybe that excitement got in the way of rationale thinking, I mean look at GM Jon, has he finished choosing Lumberjacks yet? Maybe next year the guys who choose can be the two who were in the impact bowl. Maybe, the actual top stat guys in every position can be selected and the GM's choose the benches. Maybe let the GM's all vote. Well see, Let's enjoy this all star week before we start taking it apart. I love the all star game and hope every year the format changes to keep it fresh and safe. 

What news stories stood out to you this week?
Well hearing the rumors that GM Pancho might already be on his way out is a bit surprising from the stand point of that, that is a good team out there in Alabama. They are having a tough year. I think where GM"s Pancho's arrogance got the best of him was allowing us here in Atlanta to acquire such talented coaches in Munoz and Bowman. They had that team rolling, I didn't understand how they were blamed. Well I'm glad they were because now they get to create something special here.


Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?
Well it hurts when you lose your new captain and first time all star CB Eric Evans. He and Cavanaugh are an amazing tandem that has really propelled this teams pass defense. We are going to need guys to step it up this week. I think we did a good job filling in the holes in the front seven. We played a lot better in the front seven and our defensive backfield stepped up once again. Our offense did well and it helped we always had a short field due to timely interceptions. If we once again control time of possession and limit turn overs I think we should fair well once again. Portland's record is not where they thought they would be I'm sure but we have to prepare l for them like if one of these great all star teams were suiting up against us. No one gets a pass, every man wants to win. They are a much better team than Milwaukee so I expect a much harder game ahead of us.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 12:39:32 PM
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Nice to come out and dominate.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 22, 2018, 12:34:13 AM
Definitely was. Let me ask coach, was it more the poor play of Milwaukee, was it our adjustments as far as our pass/run and blitz schemes or a bit of both? I personally really enjoyed watching us get more than one sack and put some pressure on the qb.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 22, 2018, 12:42:45 PM
 
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I don't have a magic eight ball to ask. I hate that question, in a vacuum anyone can suck for one game or dominate for one game, but I can't sit here afterwards and tell you if it was because they suck or because we're good.  We've got the same data to look at and base our decisions on.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 23, 2018, 01:07:36 PM
Ok. I was just looking to crossreference your input with mine to see if we shared the same thought process. I think we are better than we have shown in the past. I’ll talk to the other coaches and let you get started on this weeks prep.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 23, 2018, 08:44:55 PM
Ms Watson, can you get me scouting director Sean Peterson

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Mr. Peterson most GM’s try and talk about new contracts with players and coaches before the season ends but if what I am reading is correct it seems that your contract expires at the end of this season. I truly value what you have done for us and I believe you truly have an eye for talent. I would like to offer you an extension with a raise starting S11. 2 more years at 2 million per.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 23, 2018, 11:25:39 PM
HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT CONTRACTS AT THIS TIME
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 23, 2018, 11:39:50 PM
Understood
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Ms. Watson can I speak to coach Bowman please.

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Coach, seems like Collins will be back after the all star break. Did RB Vasquez impress you enough to have a thunder and lightning situation where our backs split carries depending on the situation or is Collins sill our only number 1?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2018, 12:10:36 AM
 
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He did a good job, but I still think Collins is a solid #1 by himself.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 24, 2018, 12:55:49 AM
Great, it’s always good to have a solid runner like Vasquez backing up our number 1.
Coach, We are going into week 11 and when you consider the up and downs we have had on offense what would you say is currently our biggest weakness on offense and what has been our greatest strengths?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2018, 09:57:03 PM
 
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Youth.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 25, 2018, 12:00:15 AM
Understood. Hopefully this year is a year they are learning from. I’ll stop waisting your time and let you get started on our weekly prep.

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Ms. Watson can you get me CB Eric Evans

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Mr Evans, let me say that I am extremely proud of your accomplishments this year. As you know the east is stacked with talented players like yourself at your position and for you to stand out and be chosen to represent the Warriors was an amazing moment, not only for myself and the coaching staff but for the city of Atlanta. You have been working hard through all of the ups and downs and it has shown and paid off.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 25, 2018, 09:44:08 PM
 
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Thanks boss, I just hope I can play in the game, gotta get healthy to hit the field.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2018, 12:08:28 AM
No need to rush. I want you to be 100% percent. Your selection was an honor in itself rather you played or not. Your health is of the upmost importance and comes before any wins. Get healthy and when you are ready we will be here to watch you shut these fools down and end the year strong. I won’t waist anymore of your time and let you get beck to your regimen. Let’s end the last half of the season in grand fashion.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2018, 12:13:44 AM
 
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Absolutely. Thanks boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2018, 12:55:37 AM
I’ll let you get to work.

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Ms Watson can you get me RB Daniel Collins.

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Collins, looks like everything is a go for you to start this week. We are facing a team similar to us as they are trying to put some wins together. One main difference is that we have Daniel Collins. Now I know in these past few weeks you were nursing some neck issues but I know those legs are fresh and ready to run rough shot all over that field. I’m thinking it’s time to do what DC can do. Now before I give you the go I need to know how are you feeling?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2018, 09:33:21 AM
 
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I'm ready to stack bodies, dog.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2018, 11:03:37 AM
Goddamn, that is what I want to hear. The D train is running and going straight through Portland. I’ll let you get back to practice. Time to show these fools they forgot one RB on their all star squad.


Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2018, 10:48:00 PM
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I ain't done enough to be a damn all-star, but my time is comin... real talk.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2018, 10:50:17 PM
You were an all-star before I drafted you and you are damn sure an all star now. This game is yours DC. We are going to lean on you.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2018, 10:52:35 PM
 
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Hell yeah, but before we do that, I think we should rework my deal. Clearly you know how good I am, lets pay me like one of the top 6 Rbs in the game.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 26, 2018, 11:27:12 PM
DC I think you are awesome, I think when it’s all said and done you can be a top 5 RB in the league. Currently you are building towards that and when you do we are only going to be that more dangerous. We as a team, as an organization are building something in which you and a few others are going to be foundation. Now, getting  paid as a top RB is coming. This is year one of your 3 year deal. We are trying to build something here and we did not budget into any players wanting to talk raise. We have a lot of work to do here. In time you will be a top rb and wouldn’t you want a playoff contending and possibly Impact Bowl winning team to go with that? I want you to continue to play out this year. I give you my word, playout this year and come next year, barring any set backs if you end up a top 8 RB I will pay you like a top 5 at the end of season 11. If you like I will contact your agent and write that into your current deal. DC, We need you here. But ripping up your current contract now would send ripples throughout  this team that can severely hinder what we are trying to build here. Every player will want a new deal and if that happens how can we continue to build toward the future.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2018, 07:22:02 PM
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So when a dude wants to be paid like the player you say he is, you walk it back like a tricked out yo-yo?  Man, you got two options now, that's hit my agent up and gimmie that money, or I'm going to hold out the rest of the season.

You want to insist that Im an all-star, then put your money where your mouth is.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 27, 2018, 07:43:55 PM
DC, you along with Mazza, Evans, Pitts and West have become the face of this franchise. I gave you a compliment because when I drafted you I saw all star potential written all over you. When every GM drafts players they draft guys they hope become all stars. I have seen flashes in your game that make me excited to see you grow as a player. I gave you the upmost compliment and now it seems like talking man to man to you and giving you a compliment is gonna cost me money. I thought we were just talking. It’s cool, I’m a man of my word and I still believe everything I said so how about you prove what I believe to be true. Let’s do this, I do think you are an all star but show me now. With six games left, break the 1,000 yard mark and reach 10 td’s for the season and I’ll give you the years and top 5 RB pay. Not top 6 but top 5. For motivation if you fail to reach that goal I’ll still bump your salary for the next 2 years by 4 million making you earn 7.5 after your rookie year. It’s win win for you regardless.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2018, 07:46:36 PM
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GM Lucas, I'm just calling to inform you of mine and Daniel's demands to end his recently started hold out. 

The average salary of a Top 6 RB for next season is $13,000,000...  Currently the average of the top 6 RBs is around $11MM..

So we have two options for you.

Option 1: We get our raise now.  same 3 years, 11MM, same 1.5 in PR... No fuss no muss...

Option 2: We delay the deal until next year, we do a new 3 year deal, fully guaranteed, 13MM, 2.5MM in PR, no trade clause because well... we know your reputation.

So which ever deal you want to go with, we're ready.  If not, we're also ready to sit out the rest of this season with that "terrible toe injury" that DC has been fighting for the past 6 weeks.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 27, 2018, 08:20:03 PM
Well, I guess considering my budget we will have to go with option 2. See you at the end of the season to work on that new deal.

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Ms. Watson get me RB Collins please.

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DC, your agent and I spoke. We have an agreement. I am a man of my word. You will be part of this franchise for the long run and you will be paid. Having you here for the long run couldn’t make me happier. No hard feelings and I’m still a fan DC. Business is business and I understand. Now let’s get this show on the road and make that cocky son of a bitch GM Andre eat his words this week.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 27, 2018, 08:22:40 PM
 
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Right on, soon as the ink dries I'm all in bruh!
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 27, 2018, 09:02:10 PM
We are set

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Depth Chart

RB 1 Daniel Collins RB 2 Johnny Vasquez
CB 1 James Cavanaugh CB 2 Timothy Brown

CB Eric Evans sits out.

Game changes
Run/Pass:  50/50
Blitz Ratio: 45%
Tempo: Moderate

Everything else like like week 10.

Lock In




Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 29, 2018, 02:06:15 AM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Well, let's start with what went wrong, we didn't score more on Portland..(Chuckles) Seriously, I think if I had to choose I wouldn't say this went wrong but I just think we need to do it better. Our time of possession. Though we won the game we seemed to have scored and then our defense really played their tails off. When a team nearly has ten more minutes of possession than we had, then I have to take my hat off to our defense. That and only getting 8 first downs, normally getting only 8 first downs don't win you games but today it did and we know we have to do a better job of controlling the clock and field position. Other than that I think we did a solid job everywhere else. Timothy Brown really stepped up in Evans place. James Brown keeps impressing, No turnovers. Our O-line limited them to two sacks while our D-line racked of four of our own. Pitts hauled another TD. I think the coaching staff has made the adjustments and they have these men ready to play.

Talk about any news your team is involved in this week, as well as what other news stories stood out to you this week?
Well, one headline that jumps out was about how this new deal Collins received will change the landscape for rookies forever. Listen, each Gm handles business differently. I won't go into the conversation I had with Mr. Collins and his agent but it was one that will keep the D-train in Atlanta for a long time and that is all I will say about that. As far as another story goes, what about that game from Robles, jeeeeeeeesus, Has he stopped running yet. Talk about breaking records and setting the bar astronomically high, that was a hell of a performance and I'm glad it didn't come against us.

Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?
Well next week will be a big home game for us. St. Louis is coming in at the right time and they will test us. We are currently on this teams first two game win streak in nearly two seasons. As much as I want to toast that accomplishment, we know we played two teams nearly in the same position as we are in. We just got the wins because we are further along with better players and a better coaching staff. But next week is important. St.Louis has done well for an expansion team. This Atlanta team can really use this game as a measuring stick as to where this team really is. We need to not only put up a fight, but we need to focus on winning this game. Beating St.Louis can change the entire complexity of this Atlanta team. We need to come out and have a performance like the one we had against Oakland. We have a tough stretch but we can't look past St.Louis for the up coming divisional games. This is the kind of team we can build momentum off of, but we need to play nearly if not perfect football.

Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2018, 08:28:00 AM
 
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That might have been the best presser you've done.. Good work boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 29, 2018, 10:20:30 AM
Thanks coach, It's not that hard when you win games but I also have a good coaching staff to lean on. Coach, St.Louis seems to be putting up points by the stack loads and have a solid d. I really like where we are with our balance and a strategy offensively and defensively. Do you think this balanced attack is a good approach against St.Louis are do you think we need to adjust and if so where?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2018, 10:29:59 AM
 
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I don't see a key weakness on their team, so I'd stay balanced.
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 29, 2018, 10:48:54 AM
I trust in you guys to get them as prepared as they can be. This can go a lot of ways but we only need it to go one. I'm thinking more than any game, field position will be important and we haven't been getting a lot of punt and kick return yards. What do you think about Putting DC back there in punt and kick return action?
Title: Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2018, 11:06:35 AM
 
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