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Title: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2016, 05:44:32 PM
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Team Information
City: Miami, Florida
Conference:  Eastern
Division: South
Team Owner: Willy Freedman
Team Secretary: Selina Swims


Official Colors:

Black (#000000)
White (#FFFFFF)

Team History:
The Miami Killer Whales are an "expansion" team for the HIFL in season 8.  Coming over from the American Premier League, the team has history prior to its arrival in the HIFL.

2012: 8-5
2013: 7-6
2014: 3-13
2015: 8-8
2016: 4-12

Season 8: 4-12
Season 9: 8-8 [GM Garcia]
Season 10: 11-5-0 [GM Garcia]





Playoff Appearances:
2012: Conference Champions
2013: Secound Round
2015: Second Round

Season 10: (Divisional)








RETIRED NUMBERS
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Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 12:42:26 AM
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Hola!  I am William "Willy" Freeman!  I am the owner of this fine team, and I am also an avid fisherman!  You could call me, the Master Baiter! 

...Regardless of all that, I am perfectly comfortable leaving the team in the hands of our amazing head coach, Max Rhodes.  He is currently our GM and Head Coach, but if you are truly interested in bringing your talents to South Beach to prove that Miami is the only REAL Football team in the state of Florida, you should speak with me, and I will make a decision.

Ciao!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Cory on August 09, 2016, 04:00:00 PM
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Mr. Freeman

My name is GM Cory and I've been keeping my eye on joining the HiFL for quite some time now but I've never had enough free time to jump both feet into the waters so to speak. I looked at joining the Bruins a year ago but they we're never really going to be a fit as many of the players didn't fit the vision I have for a football franchise. I've been waiting for a fresh expansion team that I can build and shape from the beginning installing a culture and values that promotes winning, excitement and excellence.

I know you currently have Max Rhodes as head coach and general manager but I believe with a football mind like his and an eye for talent that I bring to the table we can make some waves here as an expansion in Season 8.

The great state of Florida needs a resurgence. The U and the Gators are shells of their former dominance and to be frank the Orlando Stampede strike me as a team that will struggle to get to the next level here in the HiFL. 9-6, Wildcard loss....I know I can bring better to Florida and I can do that here in Miami.

I have a passion for this game that will be unmatched by the other GM's in this league and I firmly believe to be an effective GM you need to not only approach this game from the front office perspective but that of a fan. I have a dedication to my craft that will help us find the best talents that fit our system all while understanding the passion of the football fan base in Miami and knowing what kind of player THEY want to be wearing the Killer Whales black & white.

If you're still in the market for a GM I'd love to continue this conversation further.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 09, 2016, 09:09:53 PM
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GM Cory, I appreciate your interest in my fantastic organization.  We currently have a lot of pieces in place, so if I were to bring you in, I would likely trade some of my already acquired pieces for draft picks so that you can build the team in your image.

Would you be interested?   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Cory on August 09, 2016, 10:03:27 PM
I would certainly be interested Mr. Freeman, the more ammunition we have to build through the draft the better.

Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Cory on August 09, 2016, 10:06:50 PM
We have a great starting piece I see in Tight End Shawn Simon who certainly fits what I like in an offence so if we can make sure we hold onto him and add draft picks as you desire.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 09, 2016, 10:21:28 PM
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We will be in touch GM Cory, we had already planned on running this season under Coach Rhodes' guidance, and I am concerned that he would leave the team if we were to take that power away at this time.     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2016, 03:38:09 PM
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Here is our report coming out of camp!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 02:34:47 PM
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I am pleased to announce the GM Theo Greenside will be running our team as GM next season, until then, here are our stats from season 8   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on May 22, 2017, 03:04:22 PM
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Here is our report coming out of camp!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 21, 2017, 02:33:52 PM
Howdy.

Sources tell me that Miami is looking for a GM that will put their franchise on the map, have I been misled?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 22, 2017, 08:58:12 AM
 
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GM Garcia... My god, we heard you were dead..  You're a legend in the state of Florida from your time with the Daytona Beach Sharks...  I've got to say, I was very happy with my GM, Theo Greenside... but for Santelmo to return from the dead.. how can i turn you down?!

Welcome to Miami Beach!   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 22, 2017, 03:23:33 PM
Now that explains all those cards I got.

Daytona were the good ol' days Willy, but I plan on having even better ones here in Miami. Glad to be on board!

Is there anything else you'd like to discuss? Otherwise I'd like to introduce myself to Coach Rhodes.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 22, 2017, 03:39:38 PM
 
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Your only expectation this year is to gain a feel for the team and its strengths and weaknesses so that you may evaluate what needs to change to be successful...   Good luck!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 22, 2017, 03:50:10 PM
Good to know, boss. I'm sure we'll hunting down the Stampede in no time!

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Miss Purse, pleasure to meet you. Can I call ya Kitty?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 22, 2017, 03:52:28 PM
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You may, or you can call me Selina, any of the three is fine.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 22, 2017, 03:58:26 PM
...Selina it is. Can you please arrange a meeting with Coach Rhodes for when he is next available.

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Coach, nice to meet ya! I'm sure yourself and the team were not anticipating a shift in management at this point in the season, but I can assure you, I'm here to do what is best for the team, and the franchise.

How is the team feeling after the change up?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 22, 2017, 06:05:12 PM
 
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Hello there.. The team respects myself and the coaching staff very much, so the change in GMs didn't do anything bad to morale, if anything, your reputation as a wild card sort of created a bit of a buzz around the locker room... as long as you don't go hitting our star player with a Hail Mary.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 22, 2017, 06:42:13 PM
I'll try my best. Now, I've had q quick recap of our first three games, and I'm not overly alarmed at whatI saw. If ya don't mind, can you give me a breakdown of your style as a head coach and the philosophy you have implemented over the last two seasons.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 24, 2017, 08:51:14 AM
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We typically run a balanced style playbook.  We've been a run heavy team, partially due to our lack of a real top-flight quarterback.  I am a coach that prides himself on being able to run any style of offense.  We're big on maximizing the talent we have, so if you can add talent, we can use it.  You don't have to worry about "scheme-fit" generally. 

We've been running the 3-4 on defense and a 3-3-5 in passing situations.  So 4 linebackers, 3 defensive linemen generally.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 24, 2017, 03:43:01 PM
That is the position that takes priority for us in the offseason, but this year we just need to focus on utilising the talent we have and giving our fans a performance to cheer about each week, win or lose.

I was curious about Brewster, we seem to be lacking completetions when it comes to our passing game. Does this fall at his feet? We have a guy catching the ball who is in the record books... for catches. I appreciate Brewster is ageing and that is likely having an impact on his game, but at the moment, we seem predictable in our offence. Handing the ball to Zellor can't be our only option.

How do you feel about Alicea? Could he step in and bring something different if we need him to?

And on another note, could we hand the ball to Sami more often? Zellor is the man, of course, but I am just thinking out loud. Is he capable of bringing more to our offence?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 25, 2017, 09:46:07 AM
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We can definitely get Sami more carries, but at QB its always tough... I don't think either QB has the long term answer, but perhaps Alicea could give a spark to the offense?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 25, 2017, 05:36:54 PM
It might be worth a shot, but for Atlanta I think we have the tools to beat them. Lets get Sami some more carries though, take some of the pressure off of Zellor.

Before I let you get back to it, just a quick word on defence. I think we have some decent players through out, but our corners look real average. Given the lack of a real force in this area, would pushing the blitz more often compensate for or expose that weakness?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 26, 2017, 09:28:18 AM
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the blitz can either protect or expose troubled corners.  The thing to think about is if our blitz can get to the QB in time.  If it can, then the corners have a better chance for success, but if the offense stops our blitz and picks it up, then our corners are all alone without much help and it could be troublesome.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 26, 2017, 02:14:21 PM
Good to know, Coach. Like I said, I didn't want to keep you too long. I'll have a chat with the rest of the coaching team and some of the players after we get Atlanta out of the way. I'll be sure to stop by the locker room before kick off though.

Stick with your current line up and system, but lets see Sami get a few more carries.

Pass on my well wishes if you will and good luck.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 30, 2017, 10:54:14 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

It was a dramatic week, that is for sure. We just struggled offensively to get over the line, we out played our opposition, just didn't have the killer instinct until the pressure was really on us in that fourth quarter and we came good. Credit has to go toward our special team for keeping the score within reaching distance, but realistically, against teams like the Nighthawks we are going to have to execute and complete more than we have been. That being said, this win is a great platform for us to move forward, and there were many positives on show out on the field. Brewster, for example, had a great game and really came through for the team when it needed him.

2. Give us an evaluation of the first quarter of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?

That is a tough question to answer, given I have only been in charge for one of the four games so far. However, I feel that the team is performing at a higher level than what I saw from my couch last season. I think it is clear who the key players have been so far, but I feel there is so much more to come from them. Zellor and Houser are the danger men in our offence, but we have talent throughout and we really need to focus on getting the best out of them. Brewster had one of his best games for us this week, it was a huge improvement on recent performances, but we can't ignore who we were playing against. Consistency from our QB is going to be vital for us going forward. Defensively, I feel we have been quite consistent all round, but there are certain areas to improve upon.

3. 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?

At the moment that is hard to say, going off of the last few years, this is was a losing team. We have some tough games ahead and once we face those challenges I will be in a better position to answer the question.

4. What has been the biggest challenge for your team so far this season, and who would you say was your teams MVP?

There were a lot of new players brought in to lead the offence and I think a lot of them are still gelling and still finding a fit amongst one another. As an MVP, it is far too early in the season to highlight one man as the best player on this team, but Zellor has been key for a few of our results.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

Getting the ball over that touchline! Of course it is more complex than that, we have their blitz to worry about too, but I am confident we can give them a challenging time.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2017, 03:55:14 PM
"What brings you to Miami, and what do you believe to be your greatest strength as a GM?"
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 30, 2017, 05:40:07 PM
I had a helluva time up at Daytona Beach a few years back, thought I'd see what I could achieve in the HIFL. I am not known for humility, so for a man like me, that is a real loaded question. But if I were to pinpoint one strength that I feel is universal when it comes to the competitive field; I know my enemies, or at least my opposition. I know their strengths, their weaknesses, I know how they think, but whether I can exploit them... that is another matter entirely, and a talent that needs fully honing.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2017, 10:13:53 PM
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Well, a win to start your career, and in overtime to boot... hope you got a chance to start your evaluations after seeing the team live.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 31, 2017, 02:48:46 AM
Indeed, didn't look like it was going to come though. Brewster stepped it up this week, think he can maiantain that level of performance or was his job made easier by Atlanta?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 31, 2017, 10:20:50 AM
 
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It's hard to know for sure, but I am curious to see if your arrival has motivated him more. 
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 31, 2017, 03:51:48 PM
Worthington too, kid was serving up pancakes like we'd skipped breakfast. I'll make sure I congratulate Brewster on a game well played.

I'm going to check in with the rest of the coaching team, get their feedback on a few matters before we discuss a game plan for Alabama. I have a few thoughts in mind.

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Selina, can you let Coach McNeil know I'm on my down.

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Coach, good job this week, might have taken some overtime, but we looked better offensively. I was hoping you could give me a run down of our key players, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what is THE system for Miami football, this season and beyond. But to do that, I just need to know a little more about these guys, their style of play, strengths, weaknesses, etc, whatever you have the time to indulge me with. When I say key players, I'm talking about; Zellor, Houser, Ozil, Worthington, Williams, Brewster & Caron.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 31, 2017, 11:19:46 PM
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Alright here's what I've got, let me know if you need or want more info..

First lets talk Zeller.  Some back story here, the kid was a 4th round pick by San Antonio, then they dished him our way before they locked in that season.  He started all 16 games last year, rushed for 1417 yards but only 2 TDs.  He lost 3 fumbles, caught 17 passes for 173 yards, and returned 48 kicks, averaging 22.3 yards per return, he had two kick returns for TDs and 1 Punt return for a touchdown too.  So he showed he had a great potential future.  He has solid strength, great agility, above average speed.  He reminds me of a Oakland legend, Dan Rhodes who is now a coordinator in the league.  I see him as a true building block at running back and with him only costing 1.5MM the next year after this one, he's a steal when it comes to financial flexibility.

Now with Houser... He is honestly probably better suited as a trade chip to find an up and coming WR talent that also provides some salary relief.  We brought him in hoping we'd contend but so far it doesn't look like a great fit.  He is one of the greatest WR's in the HIFL's history, but if we can get a decent trade partner, he really would be better suited for a title contender, if not though, he's a great receiver who could provide leadership and mentorship to our younger players.

Ozil was a running back who we moved to fullback, he came from a German Football camp set up by GM Tritch back in Season 5.  He's a solid hand, but he's never looked like he'd be much more than a quality back up who can contribute with the ball in his hands in limited use or in case of injury.

As far as Worthington goes... He is one of the most productive and quality offensive linemen in the league, he's only 26 but he is due for a raise most likely when the contract comes up so he could either be a great trade asset, or a cornerstone to build around.  I believe the latter is probably best, we got him and he's been really good.  The last two seasons, he's combined for 159 pancakes and only 5 sacks allowed.

and with Williams, Gene is really a disappointment. He had a lot of promise back in 2013 and 2014 with TOmbstone getting nearly 800 yards and a handful of TDs, but the last few years he's just been a guy who plays the part.  Nothign flashy, nothing special, but at 3MM a year he's not a bad option at TE, just not a game changer.

You know Brewster... he has all the tools, sometimes i think it's just in his head why he doesn't pull it all together, he's got a great arm, he's got solid accuracy, he's smart and knows the game, but something hasn't clicked consistently.  Hopefully that's changing now, but its just something I can't put my finger on.

and Dominic Caron is probably past his prime, but he still has a great amount of speed and agility.  He's not the greatest hands guy, but as a return man and overall speedster, he's a threat to score anytime he has the football. He's made some big plays in his career, but he''s also dropped 56 passes in his career, with 22 TDs, and 217 career catches.  He's played a lot of football, but only started 22 games in his career.
 
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 01, 2017, 01:59:54 PM
That's great, Coach. Thank you. Out of curiosity, how many passes has Caron dropped this season, in comparison to Bello, Houser and Williams? My stats guy, the fat one that follows me around like he's Paul DeFuckingPodesta, and Caron has been far more productive than Bello and to an extent, Houser.

Also, whilst we are on the topic of potential changes to the starting line up, I discussed with Coach Rhodes maybe giving Alicea a throw, given the performances of Brewster prior to Atlanta. I'd be interested in seeing what he is capable of going forward too, I know he is on an expiring contract currently, but my primary objective for the next offseason is most likely going to be bringing in a QB who can lead this franchise. That may well be in the draft, and a guy like Alicea could play a role if that were the case. What can he bring, if anything, different to the table?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 01, 2017, 07:21:11 PM
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Well with our receivers, Caron leads the team in drops with 7, yeah... one more than he's caught this year.  Zeller is next with 5, with only 11 catches, which is still 3rd most catches on our team.  Bello has dropped 1 and caught 3..  Meanwhile Houser has 12 catches and no drops. he's only dropped 22 in his 130 career games as is.    There are no other drops on our team.


Now on to Alicea, he's a polarizing player.  Some think he has some talent and ability to elevate his game, but he's done nothing but go down hill each season since his rookie year, the last two years he's been terrible with 10 TDs and 11 INTs.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 02, 2017, 02:49:47 AM
Hmm, that is certainly an issue. Either of the young receivers stand out to you in practice?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2017, 10:16:47 AM
 
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Murphy has decent speed and solid hands, but he still drops balls, he dropped 9 last year.  Wolfe has poor hands and needs to keep working on them to become a player who deserves playing time. 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 02, 2017, 12:49:41 PM
With one of the all time great catchers in our team, I'd be tempted to see what sort of wisdom he could impart on these guys, but I am thinking we need a near overhaul on the offensive side. We have a couple of players to build around though, which is great.

What offensive formation have you been playing? Are there potential adjustments there that could benefit either Brewster or Zellor? A quicker snap, pro or I, slower play, etc.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2017, 06:24:53 PM
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We have been running a balanced playbook that uses a bit of every formation, with a normal tempo, but with a new GM in town we're open to change.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 02, 2017, 06:44:02 PM
That may well be something I will look to change up. I think I have taken up enough of your time, for now. Pleasure meeting ya, Coach, I will most likely run changes past Coach Rhodes, but your input has been extremely useful.

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Selina can you arrange a meeting with Coach Patricia please.

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Coach, take a seat, I have a few questions.

Firstly, great job with the defense this season, I think it has been the highlight of our season, and perhaps should have a little more praise from myself in the press conference. I was hoping for a review of some of our key players, your input on them, their potential, and so forth. I understand we have been running a 3-4 and I think this works well for us against most teams, but I am concerned at our coverage on the receivers.

The aforementioned players I am looking for input on are; Albert, Chow, Cervantes, Garza, Jackson, Freese and Stephens.

Lastly, correct me if I am wrong, but has the big lad McLendon got a sack for every tackle he's made this season? We only paying him for sacks?!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2017, 10:58:29 PM
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Juan Albert is from the American Premier League, the same league that folded a few years ago and lead to our move to the HIFL.  He has been solid for us, with 8 tackles last year and 10 sacks, he is a bit undersized but he works hard and competes hard and gives his all every time he steps onto the field.  He's a great hand and a solid contributor.

Samuel Chow was another top 10 draft pick of ours from last year.  He is a freak athlete who can do things at speeds others his size couldn't imagine!  He has the potential to be one of the greatest pass rushing linebackers of all time, if he develops properly.  He has been criticized in college and even during the draft process for being lazy or resting on his laurels, but 33 tackles in his first 4 games makes me think that even if he doesn't like to go the extra mile in practice, or really do much in practice at all, he has the natural ability to dominate, because when the game starts he is a warrior and he has one focus.  Destroy.

Robert Cervantes is one of my favorite players on the team.  He's got everything you want in a player from leadership skills to work ethic to attitude and as a former 6th round pick he plays with a chip on his shoulder all the time.  Last year in his first year with us after spending 2 years in Oakland, he set a career high with 11 sacks.  He had 4 in each of his first two years with Oakland, but again with us he's already got 4 this year.  Puts him on pace for 16, but even if he doesn't hit that mark, he's a quality player who really disrupts the offense of the other team.

Jared Garza is coming into his second year after being a 2nd round pick for us the year prior. He had a great rookie year with 111 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 4 sacks, and 3 INTs.   Now this year he's already got 3 sacks, he's on pace for around 100 tackles, and he's yet to miss a tackle.  He's looking like a good find for us.

Marcus Jackson another veteran of the American Premier League years for our franchise,  is a solid player but not spectacular. He's a guy who is going to generally give you consistent play, and with his massive size he's a great block eater who opens up the field for the rest of the defense to get to the ball.

David Freese is a guy who had NO business falling out of the first round, so we pounced on him!  Hes already got 5 sacks in his first 4 career games, so clearly he's wasting no time getting to work.  He comes from a great bloodline, the Freese family is famous for its defensive coaching prowess, even if his uncles Travis and Otis didn't work out great in the HIFL, they were already hall of famers in the football world, and lets be honest... their GMs didn't exactly do them any favors here in the HIFL, if you know what I mean.. anyways, the kid is a force to be reckoned with and the fans LOVE him. He's already a favorite in Miami, and folks see him as a face of the franchise.

Scotty Stephens was a high draft pick in the first round for us this year, we took him #4 overall because he has all the tools to be one of the top safeties in the game one day.  He's already a quick, agile, and intelligent player who is a sure tackler.  He could benefit from getting stronger but he's an all around safety who does most things really well, even though he's not stuffing the stat sheet just yet, we think he has the ability to be a big time player. He's a great worker and he competes hard on the field, but he does have a bit of an ego and an attitude, so be forewarned.

As for Merlin, he's seemed to have found a place in our 3rd down sets, he's come in off the bench and provided us with some important sacks, which is great considering last year he was a full time starter for us at DE and had a career high 5 sacks all year, he's already at 4, which considering he's fighting for playing time, is pretty nice.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 03, 2017, 02:34:57 AM
Outside of those I highlighted, is there anyone else on defence you feel deserves more of my attention for what they bring?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2017, 08:44:42 AM
 
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  I've been impressed with Kyle Foster, our 4th round corner.  He dropped in the draft because he didn't test well in the general IQ exams, but he has 6 pass deflections and an interception already, and he's held his own overall.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 03, 2017, 02:29:31 PM
I agree, he has look quite useful. He got a not wanting to play by the rules streak about him though? Him and Pickens have both picked up a few penalties this season.

In regards to the formation, 3-4, is this your preferred system? I'm not looking to fix what isn't broken here, just wanting to get an idea of what type of player we could look to bring in during the off season to supplement what is already a cohesive unit.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2017, 09:20:59 PM
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  Our base is preferred as the 3-4 yes, but we really use a lot of looks. 

Currently first down in all situations, 2nd and short, 3rd and short, 4th and short are all 3-4 sets.

On the goal line we run a 4-3.

On 2nd and long we run a 3-3-5

and on 3rd and long we run a normal Nickle (4 defensive linemen, 2 linebackers, 3 corners, 2 safties)

and then 4th and long or late in the game with a lead, we will roll out a dime look with 4 corners, 2 safeties, 1 LB, and 4 Defensive linemen. We really run a complex defense.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 04, 2017, 02:11:25 PM
Good to know. It might be complex, but it has been pretty damn effective so far this season. I think we can leave this discussion on that point, thank you for your time.

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Ms Moneypenny.. er, I mean, Selina, can you call Jim Bond to my office please.

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Mr Bond, I feel like I should have a cat on my lap. How many times you heard that one?

Just looking to learn a little more about the staff here in Miami. I understand you won't be truly active until the post/off season, but could you give me a break down of what you bring to the role?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2017, 05:30:26 PM
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  You're as cheeky as they said... pleasure to meet you Mr. Garcia.

I am a quarterback specialist.  My strength is identifying accurate and intelligent players.  When it comes to other positions I do just fine like most scouts, but my best strength is looking at quarterbacks and really sorting them out clearly.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 04, 2017, 06:16:04 PM
The pleasure is all mine, your talents will be needed I am sure. I'll look forward to your reports when the time comes. Unfortunately, I am not sure there is much else to discuss between us at this moment in time.

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Selina, can you arrange a meeting with Assistant Coach Foster.

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Coach Foster, I hope you are well. Been doing the rounds, getting to know my staff. Can you give me some insight into your role here? There a set area you specialise?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2017, 08:04:22 PM
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  I'm a retired offensive lineman, I played as an offensive tackle since the first season of the HIFL until the end of season 7.  I started every single game during that period, 112 starts, with 334 pancakes and 39 sacks allowed, only giving up 3 and 2 in my final two seasons respectively.   In the playoffs I played 10 games, making it to the playoffs in 5 of my 7 years in the league, with 32 pancakes and 4 sacks allowed.  I was a two time pro bowler as well, so I know a thing or two about good line play.  I've been working with the offensive line as an extra coach to help out with their technique.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 06, 2017, 09:52:23 AM
That is good to hear, how do you feel about our offensive line overall? I don't think we have necessarily a weak link, but what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2017, 03:49:05 PM
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The problem with this offensive line right now is not that we have a lot of old guys, because hey... I was an old guy last year too, but its three starters are not only aging, but they've had a serious decline in their play.  Both our guards and Cecil Watson are all clearly on the back end of their careers and while they are playing hard for us, they just aren't what they once were. 

Worthington is a great left tackle, and Woo is a solid center, so if we look to get more talent at the guards and right tackle positions in the off-season, we should see some big improvements.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 07, 2017, 04:57:48 PM
I agree, can't fault their efforts, but they are positions that will certainly be a priority come the draft. Thanks for your time, Coach.

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Selina, can you call William Brewster up to my office please.

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Brewdog! That was a helluva a game you played this week, proved a lot people wrong with that kind of performance. Me included, if I am being honest. Though I was always coming in here open minded, prepared to give everyone a chance to prove themselves. Now, of course, you are most likely disappointed at losing someone like Houser, and that is understandable. But the trade was made with a purpose, and in Craven I feel with a steady hand who should blend in well with the experienced line up we have.

The reason I called you up though, aside from congratulating you on a game well played, I am looking at shifting our strategy, especially with Alabama up next. I gotta get one over on GM Pancho, for old times sake. With that in mind, is there a tempo and formation that you feel fits your skill set best?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2017, 05:02:31 PM
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Formations aren't necessarily a preference for me, but I do really prefer a West-Coast style offense.  Shorter, quicker passes that help capitalize on my accuracy, but not highlight that I don't have the best arm strength in the league.  As far as tempo goes, I've worked in both normal and fast paced systems in the past, and think my best work came in a faster paced offense.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 07, 2017, 05:43:57 PM
Great, thanks William.

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Selina, can you call in Coach Rhodes please.

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Coach, busy week. After conferring with Coach McNeil and Brewster, and the recent trade made, I feel a switch to a West Coast offence, with a faster tempo, and higher run ratio would be the direction to go. What are your thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2017, 05:55:03 PM
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We will make it work, we have a stable of talented runners and without Houser we lack a dominant receiving option, so the plan is pretty wise for our set up currently.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 07, 2017, 06:33:49 PM
Indeed. Whilst we are on the topic of adjusting to Houser leaving, I was looking to throw Caron and Craven into the kick and punt return mix, with Bittner dropping out. There anyone else in the squad you feel we should consider?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2017, 09:35:05 PM
 
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I would go with Napier as the #1 KR and PR and then Caron as the #2 for each.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 08, 2017, 08:44:28 AM
I would be happy giving that a trial run. Any one on the offensive team that stands out as a leader? I feel like we should name another captain, but I am cautious of simply going with experience.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 08, 2017, 11:24:35 AM
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Caron is the only other offensive starter who has much of any leadership traits to him, and the same with the defense, thats why Bittner and Cervantes are our only captains, I didn't want to name a captain who wouldn't do the job properly.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 08, 2017, 12:56:48 PM
Hmm, the paperwork I have names Fernandes as one of the team captains? Is this incorrect? Either way, it is good to know that is an area we'll need to improve on in the off season.

Last question before we run over the line up changes. Worthington, I think he'll play a role this week either way, but I'd really like to see him match up against Wilkinson. Not that Cobb's isn't a considerable threat, but Wilkinson is the guy I feel could really cause us difficulties. Is this plausible?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 08, 2017, 01:18:36 PM
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First, I said Caron is the only other player, meaning Fernandes is still a worthy an appointed captain.

as for the second question, Alabama flips Cobb and Wilkinson around on their fronts, so there is no way to match up exclusively with one or the other, even if we were to flip Worthington from the left to the right side.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 08, 2017, 01:50:47 PM
Yeah, I didn't think it was likely an option, but it would have been entertaining at least.

Right, I feel like I've got as much a grasp of this team as possible, so here a draft up of changes to the line up, anything you are unsure of or straight up not happy with, you tell me. Some of it probably doesn't need saying, but I'd rather be thorough.

Offensive Base: West-Coast Style
Tempo: Fast
Run/Pass Ratio: 60/40

Defensive Base: 3-4
Blitz Ratio: Coaches choice

Player Rotation: Mostly Starters

Depth Chart

QB1 - W. Brewster
QB2 - L. Alicea
QB3 - L. Woo

RB1 - C. Zellor
RB2 - D. Johnson
RB3 - J. Hardy

FB1 - S. Ozil

TE1 - G. Williams
TE2 - C. Long

WR1 - D. Caron
WR2 - E. Craven
WR3 - M. Bello
WR4 - J. Murphy
WR5 - C. Wolfe

G1 - C. Fernandes
G2 - S. Campbell

OT1 - J. Worthington
OT2 - C. Watson
OT3 - J. Blanco

C1 - R. Woo
C2 - W. Kinney

DT1 - M. Jackson
DT2 - M. McLendon

DE1 - D. Freese
DE2 - R. Cervantes

LB1 - S. Chow
LB2 - J. Garza
LB3 - W. Wallace
LB4 - J. Albert
LB5 - J. Davidson

CB1 - A. Bittner
CB2 - A. Napier
CB3 - K. Foster
CB4 - D. Hunter

SS1 - S. Pickens
SS2 - L. Wimberly

FS1 - S. Stephens
FS2 - T. Rhoden

Special Teams

Kick & Punt Return
1 - A. Napier
2 - D. Caron
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 02:13:04 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

We came up against a better, all round team. We weren't able to contain Ortega, and we lost a narrow game to a strong outfit under my ol' frenemy, GM Pancho. That being said, I don't think teams are going to blow us out of the park when we face them, we kept it competitive, and whilst our offensive seems limited, we have been making some adjustments that will take time to bed in. Zellor had a bigger impact on the game this week, which is what you like to see from a player as talented as he is. Land that two point conversion and we could have been talking about a different result.

2. What did you pick up from the news this week?  Anything concerning, or interesting?

It was frustrating to see the comments from Pierce, I can't say I knew Houser well, but my coaching staff spoke highly of him and I'd have to say the young kid looks to be projecting his own frustrations out on the veteran. Had I known he'd be treated this poorly by a teammate, I might have reconsidered trading him to Seattle.

3. How do you evaluate your coaching staff, so far this year?

I can only speak on the few weeks I have worked with them, and they have been great. They have been extremely helpful and patient upon my arrival and as a unit have done well.

4. What do you expect the Commissioner to talk about this week when he makes his highly anticipated announcement?

Not got a clue. I'm hoping it will be something positive for Miami!

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

We have an intriguing clash against Long Beach, perhaps a week late for GM Death, but we finally meet! It should be a competitive affair, and close, but I feel we have the tools to nullify their offense and we can score on them. We just need to execute those plays early on, and not just in the latter stages of the game.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 03:22:12 PM
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I hate losing, but we didn't let the game get away from us, which is a good first step.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 03:27:04 PM
I agree Coach, we are going to make it a tough game against most. I am hoping the changes to our offensive system will pay more dividends further into the season, but it seems from the get go that Zellor will be more productive as a result. Whilst we are on the topic of our offensive performance, did Caron drop every catch thrown his way?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 03:39:25 PM

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He had one drop in the game, but that was it.  He was well covered though, didn't get many good looks.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 03:48:46 PM
That explains it then, just well defended. Craven seemed a steady hand, if nothing too exciting. Now you've had a week with the new players, how do you feel about the additions?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 03:54:33 PM
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Napier is a intriguing player, he flashes greatness but is also prone to mistakes but he is also ridiculously fast. The rest... I look at as bench hands overall, or roleplayers, nothing incredible.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 04:01:45 PM
My stats pig told me Wallace would be a good addition to our secondary line, but ya can't always trust the numbers! How are the two guys who picked up knocks looking? We sitting Bello this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 04:08:13 PM
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Wallace shows a ton of heart, he's a good player to have, but I'd never expect him to elevate to a superstar.

As for the injuries, we don't know for sure.

Probable indicates a 75% chance he plays.

Questionable means 50%

and Doubtful is only 25%
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 04:31:11 PM
Ah! Appears I got mixed up with the wording on my paperwork. Thanks for the explanation, I'm sure you will make the necessary changes when we know more.

If there is nothing else you'd like to discuss, I will catch up with you before practice.

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Selina, can you get Mr Bond for me. Thanks.

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Mr Bond, with the draft class being announced, I just wanted to check in with you in regards to what you feel would be the best use of your time? Of course we'll be having you look at some QB's, but would you prefer your time focused on the combine, or mix it up with some visits/film studies?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 04:41:34 PM
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  I think it should always be a priority to save the money to attend the combine, and then do a bit of film study on some select players that intrigue you before you get to that point... having a little money to talk with players we see at the combine is also a great idea.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 05:07:47 PM
I'll get your budget arranged. Will see if I can slip in a pen that fires darts or something along those lines...

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Selina, can you get me Coach McNeil please.

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Coach, just a quick word on the changes implemented last week. Do you feel any adjustments are needed for Long Beach?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 05:11:30 PM
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  I think we should stick with what we ran last week, personally.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 05:42:19 PM
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, Chris Zeller please.

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Chris, good job this week, looks like we came up against a tough defense. How are you feeling about the offensive set up?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 05:44:17 PM
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  Hey boss man, I feel good about what we're doing.. we knew going in that Alabama was one of the best teams in the league against the run, but I'm looking forward to seeing how we do.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 11, 2017, 06:05:55 PM
You keep running that ball like we know you can, and we'll do just fine Chris. Thanks for your time.

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Selina, can you call in the team captains for me please.

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Guys, I apologise for delaying this meeting, I have spent the last couple of weeks really diving into the inner workings of the franchise and it has been quite hectic. I feel like we are making moves in the right direction this season, and should hopefully improve on the teams record from last season. As captains, I just wanted to fully introduce myself, and see how team morale is, and open the floor for anything you'd like to discuss.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 07:25:18 PM
THE CAPTAINS HAVE NOTHING TO DISCUSS, AND ARE HAPPY TO MEET YOU
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 12, 2017, 06:02:44 AM
Thanks guys.

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Selina can we schedule a minutes silence during this weeks practice to mourn the recent tragedy. I'd also like to do something to ensure the well-being of our players mental health is appropriately managed. Is it possible for you arrange a shortlist of counsellors that we could look at in the off season?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 12, 2017, 10:27:23 AM
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  We can most definitely do that sir, and I will look into counselors immediately. 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 12, 2017, 11:07:50 AM
Thanks Selina. If you can pass on this memo to Coach Rhodes:

No changes to strategy or depth charts - unless injured players are out (J. Murphy to cover M. Bello and D. Johnson to cover C. Long).

Additional training:

- 2 hours Position Training
- 0 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hours Physical Training
- 0 hour Film Study

Players:
C. Wolfe
D. Hunter

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 20, 2017, 05:04:52 AM
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Honestly, I feel this result was a big step backwards for the team. There are some clear issues that need resolving, but I was most alarmed by the drop in performance by some of our key players. Yes, we are in transitional period, but these guys need to step up week in, week out, and lets face it, some of them didn't this week. I came to Miami to make it a winning team, we have the tools THIS season to do better than we are. That being said, I am going to give the players the benefit of the doubt, it has been a crazy week, and up until this game, I hadn't felt like anyone wasn't giving us 100%.

Talk about a couple of the topics that stood out to you in the news this week.

Given DC is our next opponent, it was hard not to cast an eye toward their problems, but I have enough of my own to worry about first.

What did you make of the announcement of the HIFL Minor League, do you believe it is a positive addition?

I like it, I think it is a solid plan, and will give a great platform for some under-utilised players in the league. Hopefully the system will be fully regulated, and we won't start seeing the 'power' players hoarding talent.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

Quarterback issues aside, DC is a strong outfit and finding a way to beat them will prove very difficult. Me and the coaching staff will have a good look at their system and see what changes we might need to implement to make that task a little easier.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 20, 2017, 10:50:30 AM
"Who do you believe did not give 100% this week?"
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 20, 2017, 02:18:14 PM
That will be something discussed amongst the coaching staff, not the media.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 20, 2017, 09:41:42 PM
 
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Well that was a pathetic showing.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 21, 2017, 02:49:56 PM
That it was, Coach. The criticism with the media was largely for the fans sake, but I'm not going to lie, I was not expecting a performance that poor. Especially against Long Beach. Not to diminish them in anyway, but we faced a far tougher team last week in Alabama and performed far better, Is there anything we can attribute this too? I realise there was a lot of drama last week that might have turned heads and had guys focused on something other than Football, but there were far too many players who under-performed.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2017, 04:16:15 PM
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  Long Beach's defense pairs very well against our strategy on offense, and with Brewster playing so poorly on his own, it just gave us no chance.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 21, 2017, 06:01:05 PM
Our offensive line did him no favours though, I know we rely a little too heavily on Worthington in come respects, but that was an alarming number of sacks. It time we gave Alicea a throw? I adapted the offensive to get the best out of Brewster, but he hasn't performed at the level I'd expected of him.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2017, 06:05:53 PM
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  This is the year to play around with personnel and strategy, so if you want to see what we get from guys like Alicea, this is the time to try it out.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 21, 2017, 06:39:30 PM
I'll let you know of the decision. As for DC, I don't see a huge amount weaknesses, but I think we can get at their QB, and given what happened this week, it would be the perfect time to amp up the pressure. How do you feel about upping our blitz percentage?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 21, 2017, 08:26:18 PM
 
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We definitely want to up the blitz and go in guns blazing.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 22, 2017, 02:29:01 AM
Sounds like a plan. On Williams, I will be placing him on the DTR list and bringing in someone on a free, I put down Johnson to cover Long in case he was out, do you feel there would be someone else more suitablle?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2017, 12:41:12 PM
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Unless we plan to sign another tight end, we can't place Williams on the DTR, as we would be under the required number of tight ends.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 22, 2017, 04:22:27 PM
So what are our options? Drop a depth player to the practice squad whilst we bring in a short term replacement for Williams?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 22, 2017, 08:45:11 PM
 
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I'd not do anything and just let Long play at TE, we don't have to have another TE right now and if Long goes down we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 23, 2017, 04:55:50 PM
If we're 100% sure Long can get through this week, then that is fine with me.

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Selina, Coach Foster is you will.

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Coach, dismal performance this week, especially with our offensive line. Worthington's game in particular was worrying, anything to attribute this to, or just an off day?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 23, 2017, 09:35:46 PM
 
 
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  Im not worried at all. two weeks ago he set the league record for most pancakes in a single game, only giving up one sack isn't bad, so I think he'll be fine.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 24, 2017, 01:56:53 PM
Well, you're the best man to judge. The stats pig was is still all sweaty about it, I'll try and calm him down.

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Selina, Mr Brewster please.

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William, we've had a couple of games now under the new offensive system. How do you feel you have performed within those two games? The results are obvious, and the stats speak for themselves, but as the man at the helm out on the pitch, I value your insight.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 24, 2017, 01:59:47 PM

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  Honestly, I don't feel comfortable in the system.. I'm trying to make things work, but I just don't see things working out for me right now.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 24, 2017, 02:11:18 PM
I appreciate your honesty. Me and the coaches had discussed the possibility of giving someone else a throw, but I wanted to see where your head was at first. I discussed the changes with you, it is only fair I give you the time to adjust.

Would it be beneficial to shift your focus for a few weeks? We'll give Alicea a run out, and give you some extra time in practice to work with the system. That is certainly an option we are open to on the coaching staff. But whilst we are speaking honestly, there has been some trade interest. I'd prefer the former option, personally.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 24, 2017, 02:16:28 PM
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  If I am not going to be starting, I don't have much interest in being traded really, I can yield to Alicea for a little while and see if I pick things up better, or if he struggles either way...
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 24, 2017, 03:05:11 PM
Good to hear William, I will let the coaches and Louis know and hopefully we will give DC a challenge!

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Selinca, Louis Alicea please.

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Louis, just a quick chat really, I have discussed with the coaches giving you a run as our starting QB, you up for the challenge?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 24, 2017, 03:22:33 PM
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  Lets do this! 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 24, 2017, 03:51:42 PM
Top man.

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Selina, Coach Patricia please.

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Coach, quick one. We're upping the blitz, what kind of percentage do you think we can push ourselves toward? 60/70%?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 24, 2017, 04:32:50 PM
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  I think 60-65% would be the best, I don't like going past that 65%-70% range.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 24, 2017, 05:15:00 PM
Right-o Coach. Thanks.

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Selina, can we gather the team please.

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Guys, I'm not one for doing this often. But after last weeks performance, I just wanted to ensure you guys knew how much I, and the coaching staff, believe in you. We are a work in progress, I think that is clear to see, but what I saw up until last week was that we were no fucking pushovers! So forget Long Beach as a loss, forget it as a disappointment, a frustration, instead remember it is a foundation, a part of the building block of what this franchise is created off of. I ain't afraid of losing, that shit builds character, what I am afraid of is players taking to that field without faith in what we are doing, without motivation, and without belief. All we need to do is compete. This week, we have a great opportunity to stick our grubby fists into the golden gleam of one of HIFL's greatest franchises. They have a QB who is going to be pissed off, he's going to be frustrated and embarrassed, and while I don't want to see another of GM Jon's players leave on a stretcher, I do certainly want to make sure we make his week just that little shittier. Put him in the dirt, put them on their asses', and we will break 'em, cause they're teetering.

And for fucks sake, lets score a touchdown in the first half, eh?

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Long in for Williams
Alicea in for Brewster
Up the Blitz coverage to 65%

Additional training:
- 2 hours Position Training

Players:
W. Brewster
C. Wolfe
K. Foster

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 27, 2017, 09:11:50 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Before I delve into this question too far, I want to address certain opinions held by some in the media about this team. We are routinely criticised, passed off as an easy win, some have even likened us to Atlanta and Seattle, which is beyond insulting. I want you so called sports journalists to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror, question if you're really in the right job. Keep doubting us though, I'll pin that shit up in the locker rooms! Last week was a poor performance, but out of the four I have been here for, it was the only one. It was another good performance today, the defence held strong, and our offence flowed through out. We made the decision to utilise our squad and bring in Alicea and I thought he did a good job.

2. Talk about a couple of the topics that stood out to you in the news this week.

There two stories this week that I can really relate to. Firstly, we all wish Shelley a speedy recovery, I know how devastating these kind of injuries can be. Secondly, I've been known for my controversies, so Bruiser should know that the mistake he has made this year, whilst it will have hit him hard, it is not career-defining. As long as he learns from it, adjusts his behaviour and comes back fighting. Personally, I feel these sort of stories shouldn't be plastered all over the news sites and across media, the young lass was already humiliated by the video Bruiser put out there, further highlighting it for a sensationalist story on a player, I'm just not sure where that sits with me.

3. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

I wonder if GM TJ learnt his lesson from last week? Given his track record of underestimating teams, you never know. We're going to assume he won't want a similar reaction this time around and prepare his team for the threat that we are. I think they are a strong team, and whilst we are both 3-4, they are playing in much more competitive division. If we can maintain the kind of performance we put out against DC, I think we can get the desired result.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2017, 10:36:32 AM

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Well that was a good win, fans are really excited to have a win against one of the more prestigious teams of the league.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 27, 2017, 10:52:12 AM
Hopefully it will give the fans some belief. DC have been rocking lately, so glad we could take advantage. I am struggling to see a whole lot of weakness in our upcoming opponents, what is your assessment?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2017, 11:21:33 AM
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Oakland is a talented team that has been more motivated since GM TJ returned.. Nathaniel Taylor and Alberto Kidwell are a great duo at WR that we have to account for, but we have to hope that we can disrupt their rookie QB's rhythm.  Spurgeon is a great back, but we have done decently against the run this year, so I think we can manage him.  Overall our teams match up very similarly, so its going to be a tough, in your face brawl.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 27, 2017, 11:53:17 AM
So maintaining the same kind of blitz level we had this week? Our pass defence was quite good against DC. You may have noticed, the last couple of weeks, I've had some of the depth players (and Brewster) put in some extra hours in training. That is likely not going to be needed next season, with our minor league team, but do you feel this is worthwhile? I want to keep these guys sharp and developing, if they're not playing, but don't want to single them out for something that will likely have no benefit.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2017, 11:55:06 AM
 
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Nobody is complaining of being overworked, so its not a bad move right now.  If you over work guys it will effect them negatively, but so far that hasn't been the case.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 27, 2017, 12:16:12 PM
Thanks coach, I will keep that in mind.

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Selina, Louis Alicea please.

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Louis, great job this week! How do you feel within our offensive set-up? It is engineered to get the best out of the players we have, but I always like to get feedback from the QB steering it.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2017, 12:49:36 PM
 
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  I felt pretty good, no major complaints.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 27, 2017, 02:12:32 PM
That's great Louis. Keep up the good work.

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Selina, Coach Patricia please.

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Coach, good job this week. I was speaking with Coach Rhodes about the passing threat that Oakland pose, would it be beneficial to go to the 4-3 more often? Or is putting pressure on their QB with blitzing an option you see having more of an impact?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 27, 2017, 02:57:27 PM
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  I think blitzing is better than changing up the frequency of our formations.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 29, 2017, 05:13:14 PM
Right on. A question for the off season, I think our defense is doing great, and should only get better, so our recruitment is going to be primarily in other areas of the squad. However, I am a firm believer in the defense first. Are there any positions you'd like to see strengthen? More depth at safety? Improvements at CB?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2017, 07:18:11 PM
 
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  We don't really have a legitimate #1 Cornerback, so I would really prefer us making a play for real number one corner.  Napier is a good #2 and an amazing #3, Foster has the make up of a solid #2, as well, but neither really looks like they are ready to be up against the top wide receiver on any given weekend, so that would be my preference is to find a true #1 corner.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 30, 2017, 02:21:51 PM
I will take note of you input. Thanks coach.

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Selina, please pass on the below note to the coaching team.

Same line up and Blitz coverage as last week.

Additional training:
- 2 hours Position Training

Players:
W. Brewster
J. Hardy
J. Blanco

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 03, 2017, 08:03:16 AM
Talk us through this weeks game.

I anticipated a tough game, and that is exactly what we got. We were closely matched throughout, and really, the only thing that separated us was that one mistake. I felt we fired on all cylinders during this one, our offence was strong, as well as our usual sturdy defence. It was good win, and solidifies the exact point I was trying to make last week, we are not to be underestimated in this league anymore.

Give us an evaluation of the first half of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?

I feel we are seeing progression within the franchise, and within the team. I feel like we are close to finding the Miami style of football, and that is something that genuinely excites me. We haven't had many poor performers in my opinion, it has just taking us time to find a system that fits what we are trying to achieve here. Some people were surprised and still don't quite understand the logic behind the Houser trade, but it was all with that vision in mind. Finding that balance that would allow us a platform to build off of, I made it quite clear early on that I felt Zellor was a key performer for us in offence, and we are starting to see just why. But there are still areas to work on, our offensive line for example has some strong players, Robert Woo had a great showing this week and along with Worthington, there is talent there. But we have two veterans who perhaps could have benefited from a back-up, a young up and comer that could impart their experience upon and allow them to not have to hold that burden on tired legs. Now I'm not saying they have performed poorly, they haven't, they bring something to the team others can't purely based off of their experience, but that has stood out as an area of improvement. Our wide receivers, outside of Craven, have been hot and cold, Williams has been a steady hand, but we saw this week just how good Caron can be. We just need to see more of it. As for our defence, I don't need to tell you how good they have been, the stats speak for themselves. Freese, Chow, Jackson, Garza, McLendon, Cervantes, Albert, Stephens... I mean, I could list them all off, I'm that proud of what they are achieving this year.

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?

I think a C+, as reported, is about right. I inherited this team after all, so I'm not sure I personally can be fully judged for the teams success so far. That falls with the coaching staff and the players themselves. Overall though, we are well on pace for improving the teams record from last year, if we can finish the season in or around our current position, I think that will be a good season. Add to the clear promise that a lot of these players have and we should be in a strong position to continue improving. I think the owner will be as happy as I am with the progression.

Who is your league-wide Mid-season MVP?  Who has been the most surprising under performer?

I think I will have to say Pruitt, Rapid City have been the most impressive team in the league this year by far, and he is the kid at the heart of it. Other QB's may be out performing him in certain areas, but numbers ain't everything. I am excited to test our defence against him this upcoming week, should be a great experience for them. In terms of under-performing, this comment may come to bite me in the ass, but Robles is the kind of guy you have huge expectations of, and this season he has looked pretty normal. Still one of the better running backs in the game, but like I said, if we are talking about the clear guy under performing, he has to be up there. GM Pancho could start getting the best out of him again though.

I would like to defend a guy who has been slated by a lot of GM's this week, and I feel for him. Darren Pierce has been the guy thrown under the bus for a poor season given his promise. But look at the team he is playing in, the GM he had to play under, and all the tragedy that ensued. I find it incredibly unfair to single out one player from that team as 'underperforming'. His attitude hasn't helped his situation, but he is young, talented, and frustrated and what the start of his career in the HIFL has turned in to.


Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most? How and Why?

New Jersey. I heard a lot of positives about GM Kirk and his team prior to coming to the league, and well, to say he has failed to live up those expectations is an understatement. I'm not one to judge a GM off of one season though, so I'm going to assume he knows what he is doing and next season we'll see a different New Jersey. But for this year, yeah, I would say that is the biggest surprise. DC would be another, on a similar vein of thought, but I have a lot of respect for GM Jon, and having played them recently, I feel their talented team will come good.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

As I said earlier, Rapid City have been immense this year. It will be our biggest test this season, and honestly, I can't wait. I think it has become clear in the last few weeks, how to get close to them, we got to stifle Pruitt and the passing game, we do that and I fancy our chances at causing one of the upsets of the season.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2017, 10:50:28 AM
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Finishing the first half of the season at 4-4 is not terrible for what we had to start the year.  Definitely showing flashes of good things.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 03, 2017, 12:53:45 PM
Indeed we are, Coach. Helluva challenge this week though. I was hoping Rapid City would have a little collapse post defeat, but it seems they are back firing on all cylinders. I am aware some teams have switched up their defensive system to cope, but I would be quite happy pitching up with what we've put out these last couple of weeks. What are your thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2017, 03:27:31 PM
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I like what we've been working with, I wouldn't change it up.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 03, 2017, 04:27:52 PM
Thanks, Coach. We'll catch up before we lock down for the week.

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Selina, Mr Freedman please.

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Mr Freedman, halfway point of the season. I am quite happy with the progression made since I stepped into the role.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 03, 2017, 08:10:15 PM
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GM Garcia!  You've done great work since arriving here.  The coaching staff tells me that they are very happy with your interactions so far and that you have asked good, clear, and concise questions.  All great things for a new GM in the league.  Your only expectation from me this final 8 game stretch of the year is to simply continue to evaluate the roster and develop a plan for our off-season, we believe in your ability to put together a competitive team.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 04, 2017, 01:36:57 PM
I hope to reward your faith next season. Getting real comfortable in Miami!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 04, 2017, 06:08:47 PM
THE OWNER LEAVES YOU TO YOUR BUSINESS
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 05, 2017, 01:13:23 PM
Selina, Gene Williams please.

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Gene, hows that hamstring?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 05, 2017, 06:11:47 PM
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  Its still hurting like a son of a gun dog.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 06, 2017, 03:22:52 PM
I feel ya, got to give those hamstrings time. We're looking forward to getting you back out on the field, but till then, take your time and heal up right.

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Selina, can we get James T Crain on the phone please. Thank you.

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Mr Crain, pleasure to meet you once again. I was hoping we could discuss the future of your client today. We are building a formidable defense here in Miami, and I would very much like Jared Garza to continue his development within it.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 06, 2017, 10:59:23 PM
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  2 years, 5.25MM, and 1MM in PR starting next season.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 07, 2017, 03:32:08 PM
Can't say no to that. I'd love for Andrew Campbell to stay with us too, can we agree on a two year extension at $1.75MM starting next season?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 08:30:14 PM
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  We'll consider it, but lets talk about that in the off-season.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 08, 2017, 01:39:59 PM
Ok, Mr Crain, we'll talk then.

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Selina, Coach Rhodes please.

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Coach, a few new players in to hopefully give our offence a little more edge. What are your thoughts on our offensive line up, given the additions?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2017, 10:14:35 PM
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I won't know much about how I feel about it until I see it on the field, but if Duke and Randolph can both play up to what everyones said their potentials are, then we will have made a couple of good additions.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 09, 2017, 06:48:59 AM
Well, we'll give them that platform. The trade was intended for Randolph to slot in at WR1, after the last few weeks at the line ups I'd set, are there any other adjustments you feel are worth looking at whilst we shake it up with the new guys?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2017, 10:27:31 PM
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Not particularly.  I think Randolph and Duke are big enough changes to spark some results.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 12, 2017, 12:39:49 PM
Thanks Coach.

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65% Blitz
Randolph to WR1
McClure to RB2
Duke to QB2

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 15, 2017, 12:59:52 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Honestly, they were just more clinical than us on the day. Everyone can look at the scoreline, and assume a blow out, but when you look at the stats, we were competing well against by far the strongest team in the league. The loss hurts of course, but I am certainly not stood here bemoaning an absolute thumping. That being said, we need to do better. I think they had some real stand out performances, but outside of that, we matched up fairly well. On to the next challenge.

2. With this being the final week before the trade deadline, do you see your team making any moves?

Well, I've hardly been one to shy away from a trade or two. But my fellow GM's drive a hard bargain, and I feel our next moves in terms of personnel will likely be retaining key players, free agency, and of course, utilising next seasons draft.

3. What is your take on the new debate that the rules allowing teams to retain salary in trades has gone too far?

With any rules, there are those that willing too stretch it to near breaking point to get that extra inch over their opposition. I feel these conversations are healthy for the sport, but there may be an element of divisional rivals venting their frustrations at business well done. I'd see no reason for the guys at the top of the sport casting an eye of the deal though, to ensure intentions were purely for the best of their team.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

We are visiting the Knights. Our form on the road has been poor, in terms of results, so we'll be hoping to correct that against a tough, but beatable team. They are coming off of a win, so it will be a big ask, but we'll get at Cardale, and see what we can make of the game.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 15, 2017, 02:35:52 PM
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Starting to feel that same frustration we all have?  Losing sucks, especially when we know we have some of the talent we need..
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 15, 2017, 04:59:48 PM
We're 4-5, I'm not frustrated, Coach. What do you mean by having the talent we need? Are you implying certain players are performing beneath their capabilities?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 15, 2017, 05:13:16 PM
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I just feel like we have the defense to be a lot better than we are.  Our offense just has no teeth.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 15, 2017, 05:42:35 PM
Do you feel this falls at the feet of the co-ordination? We will strengthen in the off season of course, but I do feel we should be doing better in offence given the players we have.

I intend to give Duke the starting position this week. I am not sure it will dramatically improve the offence, but we will see how well he fits in at least.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 15, 2017, 09:28:32 PM
 
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I love my coordinators, so I think we just need to continue to add to our talent pool in the off-season and start getting some good young talent like we have on defense.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 16, 2017, 05:12:17 AM
That was the plan, Coach. And honestly, I thought the scoreline flattered Inferno. Did we play Randolph?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 16, 2017, 09:56:19 AM
 
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He played, but didn't log a catch..
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 16, 2017, 01:07:54 PM
Just double checking he was actually out there. I'd be worried, but I think I'll give it a few more games before I get overly concerned. Other than starting Duke, are there any other changes you felt were required?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 16, 2017, 07:26:51 PM
 
 
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I don't think so..
     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 18, 2017, 01:59:44 PM
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, can you call Reginald Duke up please. Thanks.

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Mr Duke, sorry I couldn't meet with you last week. Hectic week with Irma and what not. Helluva a welcome to Miami though, right? Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you will be starting this week. I am hoping you are a little more settled in the area now?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 18, 2017, 02:18:01 PM
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  I'm excited to get to work at the helm for this team, I've heard great things about the coaching staff, so I can wait.
     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 18, 2017, 02:31:40 PM
Love the enthusiasm. Would a few hours additional training help get you a little more accustomed to our system or are you feeling good to go having had last week?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 18, 2017, 07:51:30 PM
 
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  I don't know boss, I just do what Im told.
       
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 20, 2017, 01:22:12 PM
Look forward to seeing what you bring to the field this week. See you later.

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Selina, Daniel Randolph please.

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Daniel, week late but welcome to Miami. How are you settling in?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 20, 2017, 08:42:43 PM
 
 
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  Well, it was rough debut, but I love the city, and I'm happy to be here.
       
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 21, 2017, 01:38:46 PM
Don't beat yourself up about it. Debut game, new faces around you, and against that Rapid City defence. You're going to get plenty more chances to shine in a Miami shirt. Glad you are settling in well. Speak again soon.

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Selina, Christopher Fernandes please.

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Christopher, I hope you are well. I just wanted to check in with yourself and get your opinion on the morale of our offensive team?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 21, 2017, 09:32:24 PM
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  Its up and down.  A lot of the old veterans like me are losing morale, but adding Duke and Randolph helped a little..
       
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 22, 2017, 12:32:02 PM
I can appreciate how a vet might find playing in a transitional team frustrating. It is unfortunately, the nature of the game. Some of the teams in the league are simply too strong for us. I am hoping the positive step forward this season will give some players that spark to keep giving 100%.

How are the personalities on the team, has anyone stood out to you in particular as struggling with motivation, attitude or pressure? I am aware this question may be beyond what is normally asked of a captain, but I would appreciate any insight you have to give.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 23, 2017, 12:24:27 AM
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Nobody really stands out boss. Not to me anyways. 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 23, 2017, 05:40:15 AM
Thanks Chris.

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Selina, note to the coaches please.

Duke to QB1

Other than that, same as last week.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 28, 2017, 01:55:30 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

For possibly the first time, I felt we were close to a complete performance. Our offence, whilst not particularly efficient, we were clinical! It's great to see the new faces in the team settling in well, and putting out the kind of performances you saw today. Defensively, we did a great job, once again. The consistency we have seen from that side of the team is a real testament to the players and coaching staff, and I really feel, with the additions to our offence, we can be a threat in both areas of the game. We have already improved upon our record last season, so the progression is there for everyone to see.

2. What lead to your actions (or lack of actions) at the trade deadline?

I stated last week that we were not in the market at that point, we'd already made several moves in an attempt to both strengthen the squad and give us more room for growth from a financial outlook. With the players brought in that we wanted, I felt that the team had already had a lot of change, and too much would completely derail our season. Something that would not be fair to the guys that had been putting in 100% from week one. There is always temptation as a GM to make those big moves, at the right time, like GM Gates has with Rapid City, but it is a tough task midway through the season.

3. Talk about at least two stories from this weeks news... what stood out or interested you?

I loved seeing Randolph getting some recognition for that performance. And whilst he is a former player of ours, I am happy to see Brewster come out of hiding and give everyone a glimpse of his talent. If GM Jon can get that consistently from him, Seattle's season could take an upwards turn.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

We are visiting Tulsa, who'll be in the exact mindset we were a week ago. Humbled by Rapid City. They'll be eager to prove themselves, and I feel we are closely matched.
 Should be a tough, competitive game, but I have faith in the team getting another win. As I said last week, we've struggled on the road, but the performance against San Antonio should be a big lift for us.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 28, 2017, 08:52:46 PM
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A great win for us and now another really winnable game for us to maybe build some confidence... It comes at a great time for us, we get Tulsa then Atlanta before hitting  tough one against Alabama, it's a good run up to get our boys playing well to give the big dogs a fight.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 29, 2017, 08:29:24 AM
Indeed Coach. I am feeling pretty happy with the line up that we have now. For the rest of the season anyway. Just need to slip Williams if he has recovered and I think we can finish strong. Do you feel we should play more coverage on defence against Tulsa? I am confident in what we are doing, but is the passing game of theirs worth considetig slight alterations?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2017, 11:25:19 AM
 
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It's a philosophy question really.. do we think we can beat up Sullivan with the pass rush.  Their offensive line has had issues at times, so I think we just stay the course and rough him up.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 29, 2017, 01:40:02 PM
We'll do that then Coach. Zellor's yard average was quite low this week, I'd naturally attribute that to a sturdy defense, but McClure's numbers were more what we'd expect. Anything to be concerned about there?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2017, 10:27:59 PM
 
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I'm Not concerned, just had an off day I think.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 30, 2017, 05:40:44 AM
You are most likely right, we'll keep an eye on it though.

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Selina, Daniel Randolph please.

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Daniel, what did I tell ya! Great game this week.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 30, 2017, 12:22:50 PM

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  No doubt chief, I came in determined to make them boys remember my name..
         
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 30, 2017, 12:57:03 PM
Bottle that determination, we're going to need every drop of it this season. Keep up the good work!

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Selina, Gene Williams please.

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Gene, you feeling good to go this week? I'm sure you are itching to get back out on the pitch.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 30, 2017, 05:05:05 PM
 
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  You have no idea... It's been frustrating to sit there injured and not get to play.
         
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 02, 2017, 12:36:43 PM
Nice to know you are still hungry to get out there.

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Selina, a note for the coaching staff please.

Gene Williams to TE1

Business as usual.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 08, 2017, 12:01:22 PM

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Not a whole lot went wrong! Defensively, I thought we were excellent, limiting Tulsa to a point where they just had no options. Offensively, we really carried on the momentum from lasts week win against San Antonio. Duke is finding his man consistently and alongside the duo of McClure & Zellor, we now have multiple weapons that our opponents have to look to nullify. Napier's punt really did set the tone for the performance as well. I also can't not mention how great it was for Williams to cap his return to the team with a touchdown.

2. How do you feel about your chances of making the playoffs at this juncture of the season?

Well, only Alabama now stand ahead of us in our divisional standings, with Orlando and Music City losing. That is something nobody expected for Miami going into this season, nor after I took charge and we had a few positive performances. There were some in the media who had some strong opinions of this team earlier in the season, and each week we have grown and pushed further up the standings and continued to prove them wrong. At first we were a poor team, or a weak team performing against odds, this week we were labelled average, or a team benefiting from others collapsing around us. We are growing in confidence, and a potential playoff spot is looking more a possibility, and I tell you, I'd love it if we made it! By all means though, keep doubting us.

3. Name a player that isn't on your team that you believe is underrated, and explain.

I'm not sure if he fits the bracket of an under-rated player, but based off consistently strong performances and not much attention brought his way by the media, I'll say...
 Eugene McReynolds. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of candidates out there, but for an off the top of my head answer, this is one of the guys that jumps to mind.


4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

We visit Atlanta. It will be the reverse fixture of my first game in charge of Miami, and I really want to see us put out a performance that shows just how far we have come. The key to victory will be to not under-estimate them, they took us to over-time last time out, and whilst I feel we are a much better team now, performing at a higher level, they have proven to have the ability to cause an upset. Another win would go a long way toward our unlikely playoff push, so I expect a performance to match that ambition.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 08, 2017, 02:51:58 PM
 
 
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Looks like our kids are getting comfortable in their roles, buying into the system.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 08, 2017, 05:26:39 PM
I was extremely impressed with how little we gave them in all facets of their offense. I think beefing up our offensive line and adding another reliable option for Duke could see us do well next season. It has only been two games, but Duke has impressed me so far.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 08, 2017, 09:35:59 PM
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He has embraced his role in our team. We are not asking him to be Caleb Smoak or Marcus Mariotta, we're asking him to hit the open man and to secure the football.  He is doing well and that is a good thing for us.  He's doing just what he's asked to do.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 09, 2017, 02:15:01 PM
Indeed, I mean that is what we were looking to achieve with when we made the changes, just glad we have a QB who appears to fit the mould. A QB is still certainly a priority in the draft though. Anything you feel we need to adjust for Atlanta? Last time out we struggled with their rushing offence, but with Elliot being traded away, that shouldn't be half as challenging.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 09, 2017, 02:58:43 PM
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I wouldn't change anything, we can handle them.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 10, 2017, 09:19:02 AM
On that note, I think it best that we get straight to our preparations!

Williams to continue at TE1 (if fit).

Same as last week.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 15, 2017, 10:13:57 AM
1. What did you make of this weeks game for your team?

It was a strong performance, but an expected one. We shut them down offensively, and did what we needed to do to win the game comfortably. McClure had an impressive performance, and Duke continues to show he is a talented and capable QB in this league. I don't want to diminish Atlanta in anyway, they've had a rough cut of the deal this season, but I would have been disappointed with anything less than what we did out there today. On a side note, we've given our opponents offense one touchdown in three games! We are hitting a patch of form that has hopefully got the Miami faithful excited, and we'll see how far we can push Alabama next week.

2. 3/4 of the way through the season now, do you think you've done a good job as general manager?

I think I have performed adequately. I think there was perhaps a lack of leadership and direction in this previous regime, because the talent has always been there with the coaching staff and the players, so the credit for the upturn in performances lies with them. I feel I have improved the team with trades made, but I have also been naive in the valuation of certain players. It is a learning curve for me just as much as anyone else, and that is certainly an area I will be looking to improve upon. But overall, I think the standings speak for themselves and this franchise is on the rise, which is exactly what I promised when I took charge.

3. What is your take on the situation with George Carlson and his suspension, and subsequent lawsuit?

I don't want to speak on this too much, not knowing all the details. However, for it to have escalated to a point where a lawsuit is imminent, I feel blame has to lay on both sides. Transparency though, seems to be the biggest issue.

4. Four games remain on your schedule, how do you prepare your team for the stretch run?

Well, unfortunately we have picked up a couple of injuries. Napier I feel we be missed, he plays a key role for us, but hopefully he will be back for a game or two toward the end of the season, and potentially the post season. Bello, als,o is an experienced presence, but hopefully he can still bring that to locker room despite not being out on the pitch. I think there may be certain teams in the East that feel our push has come too late, our they have just slightly edged ahead. But we have three very winnable games in this stretch. Alabama will of course be a huge challenge, but we gave them a game last time, and if we can do that again, there is no reason we won't have the confidence to go and beat Seattle, Music City and Orlando.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

I said several weeks ago, around the time of his big trade to Alabama, that Robles was the big player that I thought was under performing. I meant this purely because he has in previous years been an unstoppable force. However, the form he has shown with the Nighthawks, it looks he is back to his old self. We are a better team now than the one that Alabama struggled to beat last time we met, but we have to admit, so are they. I think this will be a tough, tough game, but a real challenge for the guys who have done so well recently. Losing Napier for the game is a blow, but I have a lot of confidence in Kyle Foster stepping in and doing the job. He is a young talent, and someone I feel has a bright future with Miami. This will be a great opportunity for him to show why.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 21, 2017, 05:16:41 PM
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This week will be a tall task.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 22, 2017, 11:22:17 AM
Indeed. I think Alabama might be on their way to a championship, but you know me, always up for the challenge. The injuries don't help though, and neither does McClure's comments to the media.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 23, 2017, 10:28:35 PM
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I would agree.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 24, 2017, 11:19:24 AM
Despite the setbacks that could hinder us, what can we do to benefit us out on the field? Would our current blitz ratio leave Foster too exposed? Could upping our coverage plays have an impact? I feel they can hurt us either way, but I feel attempting to nullify their passing game gives us the best chance.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 24, 2017, 03:55:55 PM
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I've seen Ortega make great plays against the blitz this year, so I think we might actually be best to dial it back and play a lot more coverage... if we can get a few Interceptions on him, get him off his game, we could turn a big upset.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 25, 2017, 04:45:28 PM
Sounds like a plan. We'll give the defensive captains a little extra prep this week prior to the changes. What do you think to McClure's comments?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2017, 09:37:55 AM
 
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I'm never a fan of anyone coming out and talking about the team like that to the media.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 26, 2017, 01:56:38 PM
I agree. It is frustrating in a couple of ways, not feeling he can air this with us first, and on the back of him actually playing quite well! I will have a chat with them both, but the line up won't be changing. Do you feel his complaint has merit?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2017, 06:50:57 PM
 
 
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He has been averaging more yards per carry over the last three weeks, but I don't know if that means he deserves to displace Zeller.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 27, 2017, 01:32:18 PM
Yeah, I like what he has brought to the team but we won't be adjusting anything for him. Good to know we're on the same page. I'll bring him in for a chat, see how he handles it.

Thanks Coach.

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Selina, Ralph McClure please.

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Ralph, have a seat. How are you feeling? Before I really ask you about your comments to the media, is there anything else you'd like to talk about?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 27, 2017, 03:10:15 PM
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  Man, I'm just thinking I am the best RB on this roster, and that I should be starting for this squad. /i]
         
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 28, 2017, 09:19:02 AM
I understand your mindset, we made the move to get your here because we felt you would add to our offensive line as a secondary running back. And you have done just that. You have contributed well and seem to have fit right into offensive system which is great to see and I hope it continues, but I am afraid, for the time being you will have to continue in the role you currently have.

That being said, keep up the performance levels that you have been achieving, and come next season that starting spot could be yours, and if we're still in a position where we want Zellor to continue as our primary running back I will do everything I can to find you a team that can give you that role. Don't misunderstand me, I love that you have this attitude because anyone worth the boots they put on wants to be starting, wants to prove themselves. But this is a team effort, Ralph, and right now we are performing well as a team, the playoffs are still a possibility, and if we are going to get there, I need you to keep doing what you are doing in the role that you are currently in. I promise you, the effort will result in reward.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 28, 2017, 02:07:20 PM
 
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Aight, I hear you dog... I hear you.  Just dont forget me when I end the year as our #1 running back in the stats
           
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 29, 2017, 06:52:43 AM
Keep putting in those performances and I can assure you, that won't happen. Good luck this week, keep at it.

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Selina, Chris Zeller please.

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Chris, I just wanted to check in with you, see where our head is after the comments Ralph made to the media.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 30, 2017, 01:36:29 PM
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Na man, don't sweat me.. it's always a battle for yo job in here.. someone always lookin' to take yo spot and feed they fam.  I got no hate for that dude man, none.
           
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 30, 2017, 03:49:41 PM
That's good to hear, Chris. I just wanted to let you know personally that you will be continuing as our starting RB. Good luck this week.

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Selina, Coach Patricia please.

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Coach, hope you're well. Me and Coach Rhodes were discussing implementing a higher number of coverage of plays against Alabama this week. Thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2017, 04:12:42 PM
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I think it works.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 04, 2017, 04:39:57 PM
How would you like this stated in the instructions, would 'increase coverage plays' be sufficient? I'd be happy for you to use your judgement on when and where this would best fit into our current system.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2017, 07:52:51 PM
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Well you can either adjust the blitz percentage manually, or just say coaches reduce blitz percentage, if you want us to just go with our gut on it.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 07, 2017, 02:04:51 PM
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, note for the coaching staff.

Foster to CB2.
WR depth chart - coaches choice, but maintain Randolph and Craven as our 1 and 2.
Caron & Bittner on punt and kick return.
Blitz to 45%.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 09, 2017, 02:06:12 PM
1. What did you make of this weeks game for your team?

That was a special result right there. Not only have we beaten one of the favourites for the championship, but we got one over on GM Pancho! I kid, I kid. I'll try to be as magnanimous in victory as he was earlier in the season. As you can tell, I am very happy with this results, and performance. The league should have known that once our offence started to click, we'd be firing on all cylinders, and if there were still any doubters... this game had to have shut them up! Scotty and Joseph put in fantastic individual games, but the whole team performed. It was great.

2. What would you like to see your team improve on most in these last three games of the regular season?

I'm not sure I have an answer for that, honestly, we are one of the in form teams in the league at the moment. When you go out and beat a team like Alabama, with the talent they have, on and off the field, I can't stand here and give you much of an answer.

3. How do you feel about the amount of open GM positions around the league?

I feel their is a lot of up and coming talent in the coaching ranks that are more than capable of taking that step up, but some of these managers that have stepped away,
 or been forced, the drive and desire to compete will lure them back. I am sure.


4. Which story/stories stood out to you this week in the news?

Worthington has had some fantastic individual performances this season, I believe he has the highest number of pancakes in an individual game, but this week might just be his biggest achievement of the season. It was the type of battle I envisioned earlier in the season, because I knew how capable he was of it! Fantastic performance, and I am glad he is getting some plaudits for it.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

I think this may be the key game for us in our unlikely ascent into the playoff positions. GM Jon has done one helluva job in Seattle, and with Brewster find his range lately, it is going to be a tough, tough game. But if we can come through it, all the pressure falls on the teams ahead of us. We have given ourselves a good shot in defeating Alabama, we see it out against Seattle, and I'd say we have a great chance of being a part of the post-season!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 10, 2017, 12:16:22 PM
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Now that is a win to hang your hat on.. We aren't done, not by a long shot, but that's a win that gets free agent players' attention, it's a recruiting tool.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 10, 2017, 02:22:37 PM
The right kind of attention, Coach! Anyone who wondered where this franchise is heading surely has a better idea by now! Some really strong individual performances this week. I think a similar strategy might work for Seattle, Pierce seems to be showing his potential under GM Jon, I think he is the key guy to shut down. Maybe up the blitz slightly, to make sure we are getting plenty of pressure on Brewster though. What are you thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 10, 2017, 05:20:22 PM
 
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Oh I agree, we'll need to get to Brewster and force some bad passes if we want to really fluster them.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 11, 2017, 02:29:33 PM
So you think we should get back to our previous game plan, or meet somewhere in the middle? I am leaner more toward the latter, and seeing what Brewster can handle.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 13, 2017, 06:46:24 PM

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  I agree with somewhere in the middle, lets do it.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 15, 2017, 01:31:08 PM
Thanks coach.

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Selina, Joseph Worthington please.

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Joseph, fantastic outing this week, hitting those headlines again!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 17, 2017, 11:17:04 AM
 
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  Ha, Thanks boss. Just trying to keep our QB on his feet and clearing lanes for the run game.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 19, 2017, 05:04:53 AM
Humble too. Gotta love that. Keep up the good work, Joseph.

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Selina, Scotty Stephens.

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Scotty, I just wanted to call you up and congratulate you on a game well played against Alabama. Your form, especially in recent weeks has been a key part of our success. Just wanted to make sure you were aware that these performances weren't going unnoticed.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 19, 2017, 09:48:01 PM
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  Thanks man, Just out there doing my damn thing man, Making plays and cashing them checks!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 22, 2017, 12:54:34 PM
Keep it up Scotty, you're doing a helluva job.

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Selina, note for the coaches.

Same line ups as last week, up blitz ratio to 55%.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 23, 2017, 02:41:14 PM
1. What did you make of this weeks game for your team?

That was a frustrating game to watch. GM Jon has got Seattle playing like a tight unit, but we should have beaten them. Our offense had been questioned all season, right up until our recent run of form where things were clicking, I don't for one minute think this result or performance will adversely affect that, but it certainly brings with it some questions that will need answering. Especially if we are to persevere and force ourselves into the playoffs. We have proven we can beat the teams that overlook us, now we have the equally challenging task of beating the teams that we are expected to. Some of these guys haven't had those kind of expectations put on them before, it is new to them. But I truly believe they have the character to step up. Michigan got a step on us this week, but we've been chasing them the last few weeks, we caught 'em once, we can do it again.

2. With two games remaining, who is someone you believe really needs to show up big?

We have some very experienced, and talented players in our offensive line, a few of them nearing the end of the careers. These guys turning back the years for these last few games could truly add some bite to our offence. I also think myself and the coaching staff need to really ensure we make the right calls, the big decisions prior to these last few games, and make sure we give our players every opportunity to excel. Because there is always another level we can aspire for.

4. Which story/stories stood out to you this week in the news?

I'll be real intrigued to see whether that Lynx defense can cool Mariota. Seems unlikely.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

As I said earlier, we need to start beating the teams when the expectations are there for us to do so. Not just against the likes of Atlanta, but the toughter, more durable opposition. Music City will prove just as big a threat as Seattle, and we need to find a way to do what we couldn't against them.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 26, 2017, 03:35:26 PM
 
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  ..Unacceptable that we let that one slip away.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 27, 2017, 01:18:07 PM
It is not the best timing for a slip up like that, that is for sure. Still not 100% out of the race for the playoffs, but the pressure on these last two games just got amplified. I don't want to blame Duke for the interception, but that was his worst game for us by far, anything worth noting that could have added to that?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2017, 01:48:17 PM
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  The Seattle kid, Johnson had a helluva game against us, he was really making life hard for Duke.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 27, 2017, 04:22:07 PM
Any other big factors you feel attributed to the loss?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2017, 06:43:28 PM
 
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  I mean, outside of the statistics, I'd say no.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 29, 2017, 12:49:17 PM
Ok. On the injuries, do we need to re-position someone in our depth charts to give additional cover for our CB's?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on November 29, 2017, 04:17:44 PM
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No, we are fine. with Napier most likely out, but Foster very likely to play in my opinion, we don't need to make any changes.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on November 29, 2017, 04:41:12 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Coach. Any chance we can get all the players and coaches together before we get to it.

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Guys, I just want to say a few quick words. We slipped against Seattle, but the positives we have seen in our recent run were still there. We dominated defensively, we just had that one momentary slip in concentration and Seattle punished us for it. But against the well drilled, tough teams, that is all it takes. We are on the precipice of achieving something nobody expected of us this season! We were called out as one of the worst teams in the league, a team of no-hopers, a rag tag bunch of players who were just waiting to see what happened next season. Hell, even after we started winning games and climbing the table, we were still 'average', still no match for the bigger teams, and then we proved them wrong again! I don't need to believe you guys are capable of this, because you have already proven it, all we need to do now is enforce our game, our style, keep our concentration and tenacity and we can get ourselves into the playoffs. An accomplishment I am sure many of you would feel immensely proud of, for the guys who endured with the team in previous seasons and the guys brought in from teams who thought they'd lost their touch. This is your moment guys, own it.

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Coaches,

Let's up the blitz back to our usual 65%, and keep the depth charts as per last week.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 06, 2017, 04:34:14 PM
1. Talk about this weeks result and your upcoming game, as well as anything else you'd like to speak on to the media.

It was a frustrating way to end our playoff hopes. Very similar to the last game in that small mistakes had big repercussions. The guys know how proud I am of them for achieving what we have this season, and whilst I feel a playoff run would be the icing on the cake, I can't be too disappointed in the progression made. Orlando are in the same position as ourselves, so there is little to play for but pride. Win or lose, the guys on this team can hold their heads up high after the season we have had.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2017, 04:49:29 PM
 
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It has been disappointing to fall short of our improbable playoff run, but I think a win here and locking down second place in the division would still be a major morale boost on top of what we've already accomplished this season.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 06, 2017, 05:06:29 PM
Indeed. I'd hate for us to end the season on a three game skid, but got to keep the bigger picture in mind. I'll leave the line up choices with the coaching staff this week, strategy wise lets keep with what we have been doing and give the fans an entertaining game against Orlando.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 08, 2017, 01:54:33 PM
1. Talk about this week's result what you liked and what you didn't like.

It was an apt display of what this teams strengths and weaknesses were this season. I think it is clear where we are moving and the progression made, we just need to improve the weak points that we all witnessed this week.

2. What was your biggest success this season?

Giving up the fewest points is a fantastic achievement, and one all the defensive players should be proud of. We had a couple of great individual moments for players throughout the season, but as a collective team effort, which the stats reflect, there wasn't a more solid unit. We maintain that next season and improve on other areas, Miami fans are going to be just excited as I am!

3. What was your biggest failure, and what caused it?

It was disappointing not to clinch the playoff spot, but to have done so poorly offensively in these last three games, I feel that has been our biggest failure this season. The Seattle loss felt like it had a bigger impact that I initially anticipated. That comes down to me, I mismanaged that loss and we just couldn't get ourselves back in to the rhythm of earlier weeks. I feel injuries played their role, and perhaps the pressure got to a couple of the guys, myself included. We'll analyse the games in our post-season meetings and hopefully have a better idea of where we truly fell short.

4. If you could go back to the end of last season and change one thing, what would it be?

Put myself in charge then?

5. How do you plan on improving this team going forward, will you be back with this team?

As long as the Miami fans, players, staff and management want me here, I'll be here. I feel quite strongly about this franchise, and I want to be at the head of it as we progress. Utilisation of both free agency and the draft will be key, as it will for many teams. We have the picks to make, and a clear plan of action as to who will and won't remain on the current roster.

6. What is the first thing you are going to do once you leave the office for the last time this year?

An honest answer might land me in some trouble. Let's just say I will be celebrating a hard fought season with anyone who cares to join me.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 08, 2017, 06:00:18 PM
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We have a lot of draft capital in the 2nd round of this draft. ..we're going to find the talent we need to correct some of these issues.  Our offense died out there, and I am not happy about it.  Our defense is too good to be sitting at home right now..
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 09, 2017, 06:05:39 AM
I am right there with you on the disappointment. I think outside of Worthington and Woo, our o-line needs revamping, we need to add quality, or at least guys who can catch the ball consistently to our receiving line-up, a QB is a priority... and I'll be honest Coach, McClure is producing more than Zellor. Chris will be on his last year of contract next season, but I'm wondering whether he would have more value as a trading piece? My concern with this assessment of our offence is that we will be almost going into next season with a hugely altered offensive line up. What do you think to this assessment?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2017, 12:34:30 PM
 
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Considering we were 3rd worst in points per game, I dont think going with an almost completely knew offense would be a bad thing.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 10, 2017, 06:26:06 AM
Now I know you have told me previously that you like the coaching team that you have, but how much of this faltering offense falls at the feet McNeil? What is your assessment on Coach Foster too? I currently feel we move another direction with that position, however, with us likely bringing in some younger talent to the O-Line, it could be next season where he can really show us what he can offer these kids.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 12:26:35 PM
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I love my staff, I wouldn't change anything.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 10, 2017, 05:18:25 PM
I’ll be honest coach,  I am looking for a more expansive answer. You have made your feelings evident in a previous conversation, but I am looking for an assessment on their performance, not your personal affection for them. I just want to make sure we are on the same page.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 09:30:28 PM
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Well the answer I am giving is that I am not interest in discussing changing my staff.  I chose this staff, and it is who I am going to be working with going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 11, 2017, 01:36:28 PM
We have had a good season Coach, lets not ruin it by throwing around ultimatums. But just so we are clear, you are not in a position to determine which members of staff remain on this team. You are in a position, however, where you need to be able to offer impartial feedback on staff members you work with. One of these members of staff is on an expiring contract, before I can consider re-signing him, I require feedback on how he has done. Whether you love them or not Coach, I'm afraid it is not as relevant as how capable they are at their jobs.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 01:59:33 PM
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LISTEN, I was saying "I love my staff" as in I am happy with their capability to do their jobs.  We have a lack of talent on offense and it takes time to coach shit players into being half way decent.   

I have 100% confidence that MY coaching staff is the right coaching staff, period.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 12, 2017, 03:12:46 PM
This tone you're taking with me Coach, it is not acceptable. I'm going to table this conversation for now, and put your outburst down to the disappointment in how our season ended. However, the next time we talk, I expect you to address me appropriately.

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Selina, can you schedule a meeting with Mr Freeman. Thank you.

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Mr Freeman, I hope you are well. That wasn't quite how we would have hoped to end the season, but overall, I feel there has been progress made.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 04:14:16 PM
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GM Garcia, I could kiss you!  You've shown such great progress with this team this year it gives me great hope!

I love what we are doing here and I trust that with your first full off-season as GM coming up you will really put your special mark on this team!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 12, 2017, 05:07:46 PM
Thank you. It has been a great ride so far, I am just hoping we can keep ourselves on the right track so to speak.

You may have read some rumours regarding tension between myself and Coach Rhodes, can you offer an insight into his interactions with the previous GM? We got along perfectly well this season, but a review into the coaching staff saw him become very defensive. It was a worrying reaction, it would be good to know if this has been an issue in the past or not?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 05:13:18 PM
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Well he originally doubled as the GM and Head Coach, as he has experience building teams as well, but he didnt have much issue with our last GM, to my knowledge.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 12, 2017, 05:35:17 PM
Thanks. I'll handle the situation. On a more positive note, I think we are in a great position going forward. I won't let you or Miami down.

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Selina, can you call in Christopher Fernandes please.

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Christopher, well done on a hard fought season. I hope you don't mind, but I have a few questions. As a team captain, and an experienced veteran, how have you found the offence this season? Did you feel the coaching staff were getting the best of what we had? How was Coach Foster to work with?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 07:16:51 PM
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  I thought they were good coaches, in my opinion.  We had a lot of holes on offense and we still won some games we probably shouldn't have otherwise.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 13, 2017, 01:39:42 PM
Thanks Christopher, your feedback is very much appreciated.

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Selina, can you please contact Coach Rhodes for me.

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Coach, take a seat. Look, our last conversation, it headed in a direction that wasn't my intention. However, I can understand your frustration, we're coming off a great season, with some fantastic performances, and I am talking about potential changes to a staff team that you clearly care deeply for. That was a mistake on my part. To nip this in the bud right here, right now, I have no intention of changing any of our staff for Season 10, however, a new contract would still need agreeing with Coach Foster. Is there anything you'd like to air?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 02:02:24 PM
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No, I am fine knowing we aren't going to make any major changes.  I'm sorry things got tense, but I don't like the idea of changing after a positive season, however I am not attached to Coach Foster, so if you find a better option for an assistant, I think we could go a different direction.  Not because he isn't good at his job, but more so because we have a pretty experienced offensive line, and they don't need a lot of extra coaching.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 13, 2017, 03:07:37 PM
I'm glad we are back on the same page, Coach. I'll most likely see what other options there are for that AC role, any recommendations for the type of role you'd like them to fill? I was thinking a guy to work with the QB's could be helpful next season.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 08:30:32 PM
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I'd have to agree with that assessment, especially if we look to a new quarterback in the draft, even if its as a future starter.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 12:55:07 AM
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  Hello sir.  The owner asked me to give you all of the following information.

- We have until the end of Monday to submit our protections and super protections and finalize them with a "LOCK IN"

- We have 2.25MM in off-season PR and the owner contributed another 1.75MM for our great season bringing our total available to $4MM.

- Our coaching staff  is filled out unless we want to hire a new Assistant Coach which is still an optional position.

- 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: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 18, 2017, 07:43:10 AM
Thanks Selina. I am curious about the staffing market for Assistant Coaches, could we for example get Trevor Jose on the line and see how interested he is in moving into a coaching role since announcing his retirement?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 12:03:47 PM
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  I'll dial him right now boss.




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Hello GM Garcia, your Secretary mentioned a coaching opportunity?  I am very interested in that, what did you have in mind?






Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 18, 2017, 04:31:19 PM
Mr Jose, thank you for calling back. We are looking to fill an assistant coach position here in Miami and I have been looking to find the right candidate that could assist what is likely to be a young, developing offence next season, specifically with our QB's. Given your recent retirement, you were the first name that came to mind, a fantastic player, a leader, I think Miami would be the perfect platform for you to cut your teeth in the coaching game. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 04:54:57 PM
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I say deal me in!  What's the offer?

Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 18, 2017, 04:59:15 PM
2 years at $2mm?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 07:14:03 PM
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You've got a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on December 18, 2017, 07:20:01 PM
Fantastic, glad to have you on board. I’ll get the paperwork arranged shortly.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 10:29:14 PM
 
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Excellent, we'll talk soon!
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2017, 10:41:58 PM
stat sheet
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 09:38:17 PM
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Our Draft Picks:
1st Round
2nd Round
2nd Round (OAK)
3rd Round (BAMA)
4th Round
5th Round (LINC)

Available Salary: 35.75MM

Available PR: 18MM

Open Roster positions:
1 QB
2 WR
1 G
1 SS
1 FS
4 Flex/Optional
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 02, 2018, 02:11:35 PM
Selina, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday period. Can we get the representative for Gary Fenton on the line please.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2018, 02:18:05 PM
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I did! Thank you boss, I hope you did too! I'm patching through Mr. Crain now!



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Well Hello there GM Garcia! 4 years and 8MM will get the job done for us... I don't see the need in adding PR for a big lineman like Gary. 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 02, 2018, 02:22:54 PM
Mr Crain, always a pleasure. We can work with that, I'll have the paperwork.

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Selina, can you get us through to Gary Fenton please.

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Mr Fenton, we are very excited to have you on board with us here in Miami.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2018, 02:31:49 PM
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I'm excited too, I've heard good things about this organization over the last year, so I'm looking forward to being a part of its future.


Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 02, 2018, 02:40:04 PM
We're a growing force, Gary, and I'm sure you will play a big role in that. Enjoy the rest of your night, and I look forward to meeting you in person.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2018, 02:44:35 PM
 
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Likewise and thank you.  See you at camp.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 04, 2018, 08:29:42 AM
Selina, can we get the representative for Julius Irvin please.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 12:25:22 PM
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Lets end this first round right. 4 years, 5MM, and 500K in PR
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 04, 2018, 01:46:32 PM
Works for me, thanks Drew.

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Selina, the representative for Billy Godfrey please.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 01:52:16 PM
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Hey there.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 04, 2018, 01:58:43 PM
Mr Ames, we've had our eye on your client for a while now. We'd like to offer a four year, $4mil contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 02:05:00 PM
 
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You've got a deal my friend. 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 04, 2018, 02:19:28 PM
Fantastic, my assistant will have the paperwork with you shortly.

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Selina, can we get Julius Irvin on the line place.

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Julius I have heard some good things about you from our head of scouting, Jim Bond. We're very happy we managed to bring you on board!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 02:24:14 PM
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When I saw Mr. Bond at my workouts I had hoped I'd get a shot to get drafted in the first round, and I'm excited that the dream is a reality!  Thanks boss, I look forward to competing and earning the job here as quarterback..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 04, 2018, 02:36:59 PM
Good to hear Julius, I'll see you at training camp.

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Selina, can we get Billy Godfrey on the line.

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Billy! Welcome to the Miami Killer Whales!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 02:39:13 PM
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Thanks, happy to be on the roster!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 04, 2018, 02:43:19 PM
We're happy to have you Billy. Looking forward to meeting you at camp. Enjoy the rest of your night.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 02:44:01 PM
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See you at camp boss. Thanks again.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 05, 2018, 08:29:58 AM
Selina, can we get Harlan Slaters representation on the phone.



We’d like to offer a 3 year, $3mil contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 12:31:15 PM
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Hey baby! Lets do this! We're in!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 05, 2018, 06:10:53 PM
I'll get the paperwork signed, is Harlan available to speak?

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Harlan, welcome to Miami. Excited to have you be a part of our growing O-Line.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 07:43:21 PM
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Yo, I'm looking forward to playing for this team, a lot of young talent coming to this offense, I love it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 06, 2018, 01:57:05 PM
Glad you are on board, see you soon.



Selina, Mac Richards representation please.



We’d like to offer a 3 year, $2.5mil contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2018, 02:29:51 PM
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Fuggettaboutit!  You gotta deal paisan!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 06, 2018, 02:50:50 PM
I’ll get the paperwork signed! Is Mac available for a quick welcome?



Mac, welcome to the Killer Whales!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2018, 02:59:09 PM
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Its about damn time... man all you GM's sleepin' on me, I'm going to make 23 other GM's pay for this shit.. Wait til I hit the field.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 06, 2018, 03:04:43 PM
Sorry you had to wait Mac, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to prove the other GM’s wrong to sleep on you! We’ve got a young and growing offence for the upcoming season and I am glad to have you on board!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2018, 03:05:53 PM
 
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Absolutely.  Say hello to the S10 Rookie of the Year man... I'm comin' for that damn shit
   
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 07, 2018, 04:11:47 PM
I love that attitude Mac, I'll see you soon.

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Selina, the representative for Justin Haas please.

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We'd like to offer a 3 year, $2mil contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2018, 05:36:22 PM
 
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 07, 2018, 05:45:01 PM
Fantastic, I'll get the paperwork over shortly. Is Justin available?

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Justin, welcome to the Killer Whales, we are very happy we were able to get you in the draft.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2018, 06:04:39 PM
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I'm as tickled as a pig in a slop hole!  Happy to be here and getting a chance to prove I have what it takes!
     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 07, 2018, 06:17:44 PM
Well, you will get plenty of opportunities to do that. See you at camp!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2018, 06:20:06 PM
 
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Hell yeah!  See ya round, Partner!
     
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 08, 2018, 02:30:04 PM
Thanks Justin.

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Selina, the representative for Floyd Glover please.

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We'd like to offer a 3 year, $1.75mil contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 04:25:11 PM
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 08, 2018, 04:39:12 PM
Great, thanks James. Can you pop Floyd on the line for a quick welcome.

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Floyd, welcome to Miami. You've rounded out our offensive picks for this years draft, looking forward to having you on board.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2018, 04:45:01 PM
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I just hope we've got a QB here that can get me the ball.  I'll do my business when it comes time.
       
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 17, 2018, 01:33:38 PM
Selina, can you get me Drew Leventhal on the line please.

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Mr Leventhal, I am contacting you in regards to the contract of Walter Kinney. At this point in time, we can't justify his salary for a backup C. We have been making moves for a fresh, young offence, and have acquired another player to fill that role, whose salary is more fitting of our budget. This leaves us with the option of using the amnesty clause to release Kinney and allow him the UFA period to find a new team. However, if he enjoys the Miami lifestyle, I'd be more than happy to re-negotiate a contract for him to take a role with the Boca Raton Beach Party? What do you feel is in the best interests of your client?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 03:26:01 PM
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Considering I represent the guy you signed to replace Walter, I'd say I saw this call coming.   ...Whats the contract you're offering?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 17, 2018, 06:36:23 PM
I was aware of you representing both players, but I didn't want to muddy one negotiation with the other. Personally, I'd love to see Walter develop under the Killer Whale umbrella at Boca Raton, but it would have to be a budget that would be workable. Could we agree to match Christopher's contract at $2mil? We can keep it on his remaining year, and allow him to re-assess his options at the end of the year, or Id be happy to tack on another year and give him that playing time at our affiliate to develop.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 08:45:07 PM
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We would cut down our price to the 3MM max, it's not like you don't have the room in your minor league system..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 18, 2018, 08:09:12 AM
We absolutely have room, I was just keeping mind how integratable his salary would be if we needed to call him back up into our team. But $3mil should be manageable, we will have the paperwork arranged.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 11:03:26 AM
 
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Cheers.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 18, 2018, 02:28:51 PM
Thanks Drew.

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Selina, can we get Steve Rosenhaus on the line regarding his client, Antoine Muir.

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Forgive me if Antoine has been signed elsewhere, business is happening at quite the pace at the moment. We'd be interested in bringing him on board for our affiliate, would he be interested in joining Boca Raton on a two year, $1mil contract?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 03:52:22 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 18, 2018, 04:07:23 PM
Excellent, thanks Steve.

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Selina, can you get Anthony Campanelli on the line regarding Kenneth Johnson.

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We'd like to bring Kenneth on board with Boca Raton, we're offering a 2 year, $750k contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 04:16:03 PM
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fuggettaboutit, no can do. He's already signed with St. Louis.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 18, 2018, 04:27:43 PM
My apologies Anthony, didn't mean to waste your time.

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Selina, James T. Crain please regarding Mike Vaughn.

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We'd like to bring Vaughn into the fold with our affiliate team, we're offering a 2 year, $500k contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2018, 05:42:55 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2018, 01:45:14 PM
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Hello GM Garcia,

We're sitting with a full roster, 1.75MM in salary, and 14MM in PR... We're ready to lock in if you are!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on January 29, 2018, 06:55:30 PM
Thanks Selina, I will have the necessary documents ready shortly.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2018, 08:35:33 PM
 
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Sounds good boss, Training camp is set to start Sunday, it would be smart for us to get locked in to take advantage of the off-season programs.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on February 07, 2018, 09:08:06 AM

Depth Chart (from right to left)

Offense:

QB: Reginald Duke - Julius Irvin
RB: Ralph McClure - Justin Haas - Justin Hardy
FB: Sami Ozil
TE: Gene Williams - Carl Long
WR: Daniel Randolph - Mac Richard - Earl Craven - Clayton Wolfe - Floyd Glover
OG: Billy Godfrey - Harlan Slater - Christopher Fernandes
OT: Joseph Worthington - Gary Fenton - Joshua Blanco
C: Robert Woo - Christopher McCauley

Defense 3-4:

DT: Marcus Jackson - Merlin McLendon
DE: David Freese - Robert Cervantes
LB: Samuel Chow - Jared Garza - Juan Albert - Mario Vance - William Wallace
CB: Joseph Carlson - Austin Napier - Kyle Foster - Desmond Hunter
SS: Steven Pickens - Craig Watkins
FS: Scotty Stephens - Keith Marshall

Special Team:

K: Roman Rodriguez
P: Andrew Campbell

KR: Austin Napier - Ralph McClure - Mac Richard
PR: Austin Napier - Mac Richard - Justin Hardy



Strategies

Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Offense:

Attitude: Balanced
Focus: Balanced
Tempo: Slow
Passing: Medium
Pass Focus: Balanced
Primary Receiver: Daniel Randolph
Run Focus: Balanced
RB Focus: Running
Primary Running Back: Ralph McClure

TE Focus: Mixed

Defense:

Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Primary Coverage: Man
Defensive Line Focus: Pass Rush
Linebackers Focus: Balanced
Player Radio: Juan Albert
Match CB to WR: No

Captains:

Offense: Daniel Randolph (Alternates) Christopher Fernandes - Gene Williams
Defense: Robert Cervantes (Alternates) Juan Albert - Austin Napier

Training:

Julius Irvin - Football IQ
Billy Godfrey - Strength
Harlan Slater - Pass Blocking & Run Blocking
Kyle Foster - Tackling



PR Campaigns:

Reginald Duke ($1mm)

Tagline - “The Miami Monarch”

$500k - Royalty themed merchandise, including limited edition Jersey’s, bobbleheads & scarves.

$500k - Stadium advertising with the royal theme, utilising some of the offensive players with no assigned PR alongside him.

Julius Irvin ($500k)

Tagline - “A New Breed of Quarterback”

$500k - A short, hype advertising campaign on local networks in the build up to the new season. Campaign to highlight Irvin’s ability to both pass and run with the ball.

Joseph Worthington ($1mm)

Tagline - “Know your Worth”

$500k - Fund put toward assisting local charities in empowering impoverished areas of Miami. Worthington to be the focal point of the team’s involvement in this.

$250k - Tour bus and other Killer Whales vehicles to be bannered with the Know your Worth graphics, highlighting the player and his prominence within the franchise.

$250k - To be utilized in the STRIVR sponsorship agreement, appearing in promotional campaigns and in a demonstration seminar held at Miami’s training grounds at some point in pre-season.

David Freese ($500k)

Tagline - “The Miami Freeze”

$500k - Special edition jersey & action figure depicting Freese as a superhero - this also ties into special intro graphics for all home games.

Samuel Chow ($2mm)

Tagline - “The Killer Whale Bite”

$1MM - Large advertising campaign on local networks highlighting the PSI bite power of various animals such as crocodiles and bears, with Chow highlighted as number one.

$500k - Special edition jersey, merch and special intro graphic for home games.

$500k - Online documentary on the Miami defense, with special focus on it’s number one predator, Samuel Chow. Highlights presented within the same theme of the rest of his PR.

Jared Garza ($1mm)

Tagline - “Garza County”

$500k - Online documentary on the Miami defense, with special focus on Garza county and Jared’s rise to prominence in the league's best defence. Focus being on the section of the field he dominated, nominally known as Garza county.

$250k - Special edition Garza County merch.

$250k - Jared to be utilized in the STRIVR sponsorship agreement, appearing in promotional campaigns and in a demonstration seminar held at Miami’s training grounds at some point in pre-season.

Joseph Carlson ($1.5mm)

Tagline - “Iron Sharpens Iron”

$1MM - Large advertising campaign on local networks highlighting the teams key signing from free agency; an improvement to what was already a strong defence, show statistics and such to emphasise what he will bring to the killer whales.

$500k - To be utilised in the UNIQLO advertising campaign.

Austin Napier ($1mm)

Tagline - “Caught Napping”

$500k - Short advertising campaign on local networks highlighting Napiers return to Miami, package centered around the caught napping theme and highlighting Austin’s speed and ability in both defense and special team plays.

$500k - To be utilised in the UNIQLO advertising campaign.

Steven Pickens ($1mm)

Tagline - “Unsung”

$500k - Online documentary highlighting the Miami defense of last season, this episode focusing on an unsung hero on the team in Pickens and what he brought to the team.

$250k - To be utilized in the STRIVR sponsorship agreement, appearing in promotional campaigns and in a demonstration seminar held at Miami’s training grounds at some point in pre-season.

$250k - Specialised ‘Unsung’ merchandise.

Scotty Stephens ($3mm)

Tagline - “Free Scotty”

$1MM - Large local advertising campaign paying homage to a rising star for the franchise but also the league in the FS position. The campaign is a light hearted take on the the Free Willy movies, essentially freeing Scotty to do what he does best in defense.

$750k - To be utilised as the main main in the UNIQLO advertising campaign.
$500k - Online documentary highlighting the Miami defense of last season, this episode focuses on one of the key players in that in Stephens. Highlight package to align with theme for advertising campaign.

$500k - Specialised Free Scotty jersey, merch, and intro graphic.

$250k - To be utilized in the STRIVR sponsorship agreement, appearing in promotional campaigns and in a demonstration seminar held at Miami’s training grounds at some point in pre-season.



Music:

“Miami Nights” by Wale

To be played prior to every home game.

“Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd

Played whenever the Miami defense holds a team to three and out.


LOCK IN

Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2018, 01:05:11 PM
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Hello sir,

Attached you will find our full training camp team report. 

Locally our fan support is doing well, the one challenge is that there is a ton of "stuff" to do in Miami so unless we play well we risk losing fans easily.  Meanwhile Nationally our 8-8 season did catch the eye of some other fans and we do have a small fan base building across the country.

There is no trouble to report on, which is always a good thing.
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Post by: Talon on February 19, 2018, 08:54:20 PM
WELCOME TO SEASON 10!
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Post by: GM Garcia on February 20, 2018, 02:02:27 PM
Thanks Selina, as helpful as ever! Can you ask Coach Rhodes to come and pay me a visit please.

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Coach, first offseason as a GM is out of the way, I took a lot of what you advised last season into consideration with the draft class and trades that were made. I prioritised a few positions, but I am happy with what we brought in, and I'm excited to see how the offense develops and whether the defense can maintain the level they reached last season. Don't think we mentioned it enough in our PR campaigns...
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Post by: Talon on February 20, 2018, 07:59:38 PM
 
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I definitely thought we had a productive off-season.
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Post by: GM Garcia on February 21, 2018, 12:39:06 PM
Indeed. How has Trevor Jose meshed with the coaching staff and players? I am hoping his experience and leadership will play a role in Irvin's development.

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Post by: Talon on February 21, 2018, 12:50:02 PM
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He is a very eager and fast learner.  He is going to be a head coach one day, I can tell that.  He's been a great help for my staff and a great mentor in a very short period of time.
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Post by: GM Garcia on February 21, 2018, 01:21:33 PM
That is great to hear, I sure we'll be a great platform for him to hone those coaching skills further. In regards to the pre-season games, are there any players with any niggling injuries that could do without playing both games? I'm keen not to make any changes, especially on offence, but whilst we can be flexible, I am open minded to it.
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Post by: Talon on February 22, 2018, 12:23:38 PM
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Everyone is in top health right now, I think we're safe without any special treatment.
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Post by: GM Garcia on February 25, 2018, 10:19:52 AM
Thanks Coach. Aside from my snafu of not fully utilising our mini camp, I feel like the players didn't fully get the most out of it despite it still being beneficial. Is there anything to learn from that on my end?
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Post by: Talon on February 25, 2018, 10:49:16 AM
 
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I think we did very well in mini-camp actually, any progress there is a benefit as it comes on top of the normal training camp improvements.  One thing to know is the higher a players skill at one particular trait, the harder it is to improve it, also Speed is the absolute hardest thing to improve because even if it does improve its typically only a slight boost.
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Post by: GM Garcia on February 27, 2018, 05:05:50 AM
Good to know, Coach. I certainly didn't feel we did poorly, just curious if we could have done more with it. I'll bear in mind what you have advised next off season. As for this one, I think we should get to the preseason games and see what this young offence can bring!

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Post by: GM Garcia on March 04, 2018, 12:32:12 PM
1. Talk about your off-season, what did you like, what did you not like?

We had productive off season, where a lot of young, new faces were brought in to an offence that needed improving. We targeted this off season as the first step in defining where this franchise was heading. Of course, the defensive performance of the team last season help push us in a certain direction, but an idea on the type of players I wanted here to work with the great coaching staff we have, and I feel I got those players. There were big targets in free agency that we bypassed, our focus was always on the draft, but managing to bring in Carlson was especially important for us, and he has already begun to show why. That being said, I still have a lot to learn when it comes to working with our PR department to best showcase the talent we have.

2. How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?

With as many changes as we have made, there is always some anxiety toward how well the guys will gel and perform as a unit, as you are largely bring them in on an individual basis. So whilst I won't be getting overly excited at two very credible victories, I am very happy to see the performance that was put out from all facets of the team. We dominated Kansas, but they benched their MVP, it won't have done much for Aquino's confidence, but I am sure GM Bone won't be worrying too much about the result. It was a positive preseason though, that is for sure.

3. What did you gather from your preseason games?

That our defense is looking to pick up where they left off, that we have an o-line that is going to be difficult to get around, and a much broader offensive set of tools to worry the Eastern division. Everything a lot of people expected after the off season was wrapped was all but confirmed in the pre-season games, and now we just need to carry that into the more competitive games.

4. What is something you'd like to see your team improve over what they did in the preseason?

The main thing that I'd like to see us do is making smarter decisions on third down, thankfully, Roman is very consistent for us with his field goals. But I'd still like to us be a little more clinical at that stage of the game.

5. Who was your MVP of the preseason?

This is a tough one to answer because I felt guys like Duke, Mac, and our two running backs were great in both games. Pickens & Chow had some strong showings too, but I will go with the aforementioned Joseph Carlson. He has come straight into the team and brought something else to an area of our defence that needed improvement.

6. What is your season objective this year, and where do your see yourself finishing the season?

Our objective for the season is to clear that hurdle that tripped us last season, see some post-season action. But the bigger picture is always at the forefront of my mind,
 we have a lot of developing players and I want to ensure they are given the best platform to learn and grow and help lead Miami into a bright future. Oh, and getting one over on Orlando wouldn't be a bad day for the fans!
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Post by: Talon on March 04, 2018, 01:57:14 PM
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Good to see some of our guys coming out and playing well early on.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 04, 2018, 06:14:22 PM
Indeed Coach, Haas had some impressive outings, I like the tandem we have between him and McClure. Should we adapt to more of a committee with our running game?
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Post by: Talon on March 04, 2018, 07:58:14 PM
 
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I think it would be beneficial. If they can keep rotating in then they can just keep on pounding teams into the dirt.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 07, 2018, 02:53:45 PM
Sounds like a good plan coach, I feel this duo and the potential Julius has could give us a lot of options in our running came in the seasons to come. I am not seeing a need to make any other changes, however, I am curious to hear if you feel any differently?
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Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 03:10:25 PM
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No, I feel we have a solid strategy in place as it is.  Julius definitely has a skillset that is not too common at the quarterback position, but I have to say that I am very impressed with Duke's leadership and willingness to help tutor his competition. The two have a good friendship building, which is surprising.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 08, 2018, 01:49:35 PM
That is great to here, Duke stepping up last season was part of the reason I felt Irvin would be a good option for us to bring in. Give him a couple of seasons and allow us to mould an offense around his potential skillset.

Charlotte should be a strong challenge, they have a well rounded team it seems. Anything else you'd like to discuss before I have a quick chat with the team?
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Post by: Talon on March 08, 2018, 02:07:28 PM
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Nothing additional from me.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on March 08, 2018, 02:28:01 PM
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, can you gather the coaches together please.

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Guys, I don't have much to say, we all know what our goals are this season and I am very confident in our ability to achieve them. To the new players on the team, I hope you are settling in well, and know my door is always open to anything you'd like to discuss, just let Selina know. Lets build on the achievements of last season and show this division that Miami is a team that is not only a challenger, but also a team that you never look forward to playing. We're going to switch to a run by committee on offense after the impressive performances of both McClure and Haas in pre-season. Good luck fellas.

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Changes: Run by committee

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Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on March 11, 2018, 09:08:01 AM
1. Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

It was a good, solid win. Charlotte have put together a well rounded team with a talented quarterback, and in the end we won by a comfortable margin. They were resilient though, and from that showing I think they will be a tough challenge for the rest of the division. I think we answered a couple of questions this week, one of them being how capable we are going to be in handling the talented QB's we have in our division, they're a fine crop of players but I think we showed today by only allowing one TD that we are more than capable of containing them. On the flip side, I was very happy with us not allowing a single sack in the game, and whilst our passing game wasn't as consistent as it could be, we offered multiple threats offensively that ultimately they just couldn't live with.

2. What did you make of your teams performance, despite the final outcome of the game?

I'm happy with it, defensively we were defending the pass well and pressuring Sullivan, offensively, we were making plays with both the run and the pass, and with Napier and McClure, we offer that threat on special teams. I felt this game was going to be a good test for the guys, given the squad Charlotte have built, and I very happy with how the players stood up to that test.

3. Are there any major changes you see yourself making this week?

We have no injuries, or concerns with fitness, so there will be no changes.

4. Talk about at least two news stories from this week.

I feel for Ackerman, I feel for any player who see's himself significantly injured due to the actions of another player. This game needs everyone to tow that line carefully,
 we can't lose that competitive edge that makes this sport great, but at the same time, we have to ensure these guys are protected. The fact the call was missed on the day,
 that needs to heavily investigated, it is unacceptable. Outside that story, the clash of coaches at Alabama was interesting. I don't personally see anything wrong with Coach Rudino's choice to rotate his players, it is smart, and it got into the head of the Atlanta coach, you can't let emotion drive your decision making in those moments because ultimately they punished themselves.


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?

Outside of wanting to defeat our local rivals, the games against Alabama will be the ones I look forward to most. They are a franchise with an exceptional history, have ruled the roost on this division for a while, and have a very talented team. We went 1-1 with them last season, the victory over them being one of our defining moments last season. I think it we have similar systems in place, but different strengths & weaknesses, I feel they have an o-line to exploit and if we can numb their running game we can take the W.
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Post by: Talon on March 11, 2018, 11:11:33 AM
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I don't know how much stock we can put into it, but Alabama's offense was pretty underwhelming when the starters were in last week, if nothing else, they don't have the momentum on offense, so we might be able to send them for a loop if we get off to a good start.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 12, 2018, 04:51:59 PM
It is certainly something I feel we are capable of right now. Do you feel any changes are needed? I'm tempted to see us up our blitz and get at Ortega, but I'm cautious of making any changes that would disrupt the momentum we currently have.
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Post by: Talon on March 12, 2018, 06:31:48 PM
 
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We could up the blitz if you want to, but it comes down to if we really want our corners going one on one with Tibbetts and Dobbins all day.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 13, 2018, 05:44:51 PM
At this point, I think we'll take it to them with our standard game and see how they handle it. We can gauge the performance here for future fixtures.

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Post by: GM Garcia on March 20, 2018, 04:21:57 PM
Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

We dominated the game up until the fourth quarter our offense looked great, we were running the ball well and finding openings with our passing game but it all felt apart in the fourth quarter after Duke got hit. We'll have to look into what happened with Duke and his concussion, I don't know why he continued to play with the injury, it impacted the teams performance, but most importantly, it put him at further risk. That being said, I wasn't on the sidelines, I can't tell you right now exactly what went down but I'll be looking into the matter, that is for sure. In terms of improvement, I think we can do better at protecting the QB, Alabama have some dangerous players on defense, it was always going to be difficult, but giving up 5 of the 6 hits is something we can improve on for sure. Aside from that, I was happy with the performance, regardless of the result, the whole division knows what this team is capable of now.

Through two games this season, who's surprising you for the better, and for the worst?

Haas showed great potential in pre-season, but there you always question whether they can bring that to the competitive cauldron that is the HIFL. I think Haas has shown this and more in these first two games, and his partnership with McClure has given us one of the more formidable run combos in the league.

Which one-part of your team do you believe is only going to get better going forward?

Our offense. I feel we have more weapons this season, we have plays that can change up the way we attack teams, and that makes us unpredictable. Add to that the age of many of these players and it is something that is only going to grow more potent as they develop.

Talk about your news story this week.

I don't have much to add on it, I need to speaking with the coaching staff on the matter. I don't know whose call it was, whether we had league officials OK his return or not. I don't appreciate the shade being thrown at my coaching staff from other GM's though, especially when they are in the dark on the matter as much as I am. Some of them though, they'll take the first opportunity to throw someone under the bus.

Talk about at least two other news stories this week.

The assault on David Nutt is a worrying occurrence, and something that is becoming more and more prevalent these days. I'm not sure of a solution either, just got to prepare thees young players for all the potential threats that face them now they are in the spotlight. The Brewers upset was great to see, everyone loves an underdog story but mostly, everyone just enjoys seeing Rapid City lose.

Talk to us about your match up this week, rebound from defeat.

We visit Orlando searching for a win a lot of us want. We want to be THE team in this part of the world, and to do that we have to overcome Orlando, every single time we meet them. Rivalries truly can get the best out of people, if they are up for the fight, and I can gurantee that Miami is more than up for it!
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Post by: Talon on March 20, 2018, 04:46:40 PM
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Alright, here is how things went down on our end this week.

Second possession of the game for us, Cobbs sacks Duke, he fumbles it away..  Duke gets up just fine, no signs of a problem.

Third quarter, he takes a big shot from Sanderson, ball comes out, we lose it again.  Duke gets up and walks it off, seems fine.

Fourth quarter, The third fumble comes on another Sanderson sack, this one looked rougher, so we made sure he got checked out afterwards, but he was cleared and said he felt fine...  Next possession Wilkinson cleans his clock with a hard hit that bounced his head off the turf, he was slow to get up, docs felt like he had a concussion, we kept him out.

I think the amount of hits lead to the diagnosis, but I sure as hell would never put a concussed player back on the field mid-game.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 20, 2018, 05:12:52 PM
Thanks for the explanation coach, I never doubted that you’d put a player at risk. Let me have a chat with Duke.



Selina, can you ask Duke to come see me.



Reginald, I’ve been given a briefing of what happened at the game, but I wanted to speak to you about the matter as well. Firstly, how are you feeling?
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Post by: Talon on March 20, 2018, 05:58:47 PM
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I've felt better, that is for sure.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 21, 2018, 06:39:35 PM
Understandable, hopefully some rest and a proper treatment plan will get you back on track. Now in regards to what was discussed with the media, at what point did you feel concussed?
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Post by: Talon on March 21, 2018, 07:46:33 PM
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When I took the first hit of the game I was a little stunned, I thought it was just a real hard hit, but when I look back on it now, maybe it happened early?  The docs checked me out and I passed the tests, so maybe not? I don't know boss man.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 22, 2018, 06:38:25 PM
Well, it is the past now. It is a difficult thing to assess in the moment, but your safety should be paramount, never feel like you need to play on if you’re not feeling 100%. We will be cautious this week, give you the time to recover.



Selina, can you pass this note to the coaches.

Give Irvin the start this week, er with caution, and bump our run ratio to 60%.

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Post by: GM Garcia on March 25, 2018, 08:11:43 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

I'm not going to lie, it is frustrating to lose back to back games in overtime, especially with this Florida Cup being on the line. I hope the fans aren't too disappointed, we'll get them next time! Overall, it was a decent enough performance. Defensively we were solid, again, our offensive line protected Julius well and overall I think it just came down to Patton being in very good form at the moment. When you have a player of his calibre playing at the best of his ability, its a game changer, and it proofed to be the difference between us. I felt Julius acquitted himself well given it was his first full game at this level. We need to stop losing games that we play well in though, I'm hoping it isn't becoming a trend.

2. How do you feel about the emergence of the Alliance of American Football and the XFL?

I really don't know what to think of it at the moment, competition is always great, it might narrow the talent pool but it will push us harder to compete within those confines.

3. Talk about something going on around the league this season that has interested you in one way or another.

As an ex-kicker myself, I have a lot of respect for what Sasser has and continues to do with his career.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

We have got the two toughest opponents in our division out of the way, and whilst we lost, we took them both to overtime. So whilst it is a trend I don't want to see continue, I feel we are still performing and now we just have to punish the guys that we come up against. Music City are next on that list, and expect us to be clinical.
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Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 09:59:38 AM
 
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Two tough performances that didn't break our way, I think this week, with a more experienced Julius, or even a healthy Duke, we win this game.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 25, 2018, 10:29:42 AM
On Duke, I know you have listed him as probable to play, but with a concussion, how comfortable do you feel with him going back in? I want to ensure he is fully recovered personally, but I might be being too cautious.
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Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 10:37:21 AM
 
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We will only let him play if he is concussion free at game time, so if you leave him as the starter, he'll only get the start if he is cleared by the doctors.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 25, 2018, 11:31:23 AM
Ok, we'll revert back to listing him as the starter this week. Hopefully he is cleared. I am quite confident of getting back on winning terms against Music City, with the performance of our running corps, should we make the run play percentage permanently higher? I made the change last week to better suit Irvin's abilities.
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Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 07:30:23 PM
 
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  We are definitely staffed to run the ball passionately, until we have a QB who can take over a game, I think a stronger run percentage would be better.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 26, 2018, 01:05:34 PM
We upped it to 60% last week, should we up that further? I didn't see a marked difference from the performance against Alabama.
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Post by: Talon on March 26, 2018, 01:14:06 PM
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  I'd say 65% if you want to see a major difference, After a team falls behind more than a couple of scores you almsot have to throw the ball more, because of the clock management aspect and needing to move down the field, which late in games can skew the final totals on run/pass as well.
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Post by: GM Garcia on March 26, 2018, 04:29:49 PM
Ok, we'll bump it to 65% this week, and put Duke back in the QB1 spot.

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Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 07, 2018, 07:17:27 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

We got back on track with a solid victory, in which we dominated the second half. Having had two back to back overtime losses, it was nice to see the lads control the game toward the end. We did make some adjustments to our game plan this week, and I felt it paid off, McClure & Haas are turning into a powerful combo for us, but with guys like Randolph and Mac, you have to be aware of the threat they cause. Duke came back strong as well, shows a lot about his character, he took a lot of big hits against Alabama, but it hasn't affected his mentality. I still we can be more efficient on third downs, but that is something we can work on in the coming fixtures.

2. Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most so far this season?

I'd say Alabama, they have a star-studded squad, but man, they look pretty average. They are grinding out results, but their performance levels are not what we saw of them last year, and Orlando in particular are taking advantage of that. They aren't the unstoppable force in this division that pundits expected them to be. I'm not sure whether that comes down to coaching, the GM, or how hungry the players are, but we'll be looking to take advantage of it too.

3. 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 who on your team is most responsible for your current standing?

Honestly, no. I think we are the best team in the division. Whilst Irvin did a stand up job, it was his first pro-league start against Orlando, it was always going to be a tough ask, so missing Duke against them and him getting the concussion against Alabama, it affected both games and we still managed to take them to overtime. I thought that spoke volumes for the quality we have, and whilst the standings have us middle of the pack, we could very easily have been sat at the top.

4. What has been the biggest challenge for your team so far this season, and who would you say was your teams' most improved?

I think making so many changes to one element of the team, our offense, was always going to be a challenge as we have a lot of developing talent who we as managers and coaches need to find the best system for, to get the best out of them but at the same time provide them with a platform to grow. I think that is something that is in progress, and will be for a while, but you saw this week the impact those adaptations can have. I think our offensive line is looking strong, the Alabama game aside, we are stopping the opposition getting to our QB on the regular, and that is significant improvement from last season. Haas has really added to that too, as well as making our running game more potent alongside McClure.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?

We have Atlanta visiting us, and we need to guard against complacency, they have proven themselves not to be the pushover people expected, so we have to prepare the guys for that and ensure that we keep on that winning track, and prove why I believe we are the best in the division.
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Post by: GM Garcia on April 10, 2018, 07:16:23 PM
Good win, Coach?
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Post by: Talon on April 12, 2018, 12:07:59 PM
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  Six sacks and a second half shutout? I'll take that 7 days a week and twice on Sundays, plus the great running from Ralph, Justin, and Sami?  It was a good week.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 12, 2018, 04:01:01 PM
Indeed Coach, I missed a beat not giving Sami a shout out during the presser. It will be interesting to see Keith stepping into Scotty's role against Atlanta, I know you had positive words about him from the pre-season camp.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on April 14, 2018, 08:37:44 PM
 
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  Keith is a talented young player for our squad, I think he will be a serviceable back up, but he definitely has a lot of room to improve to become a consistent player for us.  I definitely think it's a good thing we have him for while Scotty is on the shelf.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 15, 2018, 06:32:43 PM
Good good. Duke looked back to his old self out there, do you think upping the running plays protect him further? Another facet of why that might be the strategy going forward?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on April 19, 2018, 06:34:36 PM
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  I agree, Duke's a game manager and that is not an insult, just the fact of who he is as a player.  He's best when the run game is going well and the defense has to focus on stopping it.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 23, 2018, 12:14:28 PM
Good to know Coach, I think we will continue with the same strategy as last week going forward, unless otherwise discussed. I don’t think we need to adjust anything for Atlanta, would you agree?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on April 23, 2018, 09:56:45 PM
 
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  We're on the same page.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 24, 2018, 02:45:25 PM
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, a question you may or may not be able to answer for me. The quarterly reviews for Boca Raton, will Jim Bond provide that information to us, or do I need to schedule a sit down with him?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on April 25, 2018, 04:19:29 PM
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  He will provide it to you via private inbox.  The minor league guys have just been swamp with work so they're taking longer than originally planned.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 27, 2018, 11:46:36 AM
Thanks Coach, whilst I am waiting on that I think we'll lock in for the week. Keith to step in for Scotty dependent on his fitness.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on April 27, 2018, 11:48:30 AM
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Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on May 21, 2018, 11:50:08 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

When you shut out a team, there isn't a whole lot that has gone wrong! I think this performance is a testament to how well rounded a team we have become. Our running game continues to kill it, and passing game continues to grow into a more potent weapon for us. I have to give a shout out to Keith Marshall, the kid came in for one of our key defensive players and put in DPOG performance! We have depth in Miami now, and there aren't any slouches down in Boca Raton either! We're a contender in this division, mark my words, we're 2nd in points given throughout the entire league, and our only losses have come in overtime. Orlando have got off to a great start, but we're more than up for the challenge of chasing them down!

2. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?

We have a tough match up this week against a Michigan team that hasn't quite matched the performance levels of last season but are still more than talented enough to hang with anyone in this division. I feel we are evenly matched, despite how well they did last season, this season, I think we are equals, and I am sure that will be shown on the pitch this week. We'll have some interesting battles, I believe us getting to Hill will be key to victory, but they haven't been given up sacks this year freely. That will be a key battle, as well as how well they cope with our o-line and running game, I'm not sure they can handle, but we'll see, we'll see, it is going to be an interesting battle! We don't want to be .500 after it though.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2018, 10:14:39 AM
 
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  Great win, great presser, and a big test for our boys right before the first bye-week...  A win here might get folks talking about how good we are, it's amazing to me that we've been over looked so far this year.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on May 29, 2018, 12:40:41 PM
We'll get that mentality towards Miami changed eventually, I am sure of it. I was impressed with the performance of Marshall, great to see his potential from training camp shine through when it matters. Now with Scotty probable to return to the line up against Michigan, I am wondering on what your take on the kid is going forward. Do you feel there are any other roles that we could potentially look to develop him into? Scotty is the future at FS, but I don't want to overlook Marshall.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on May 30, 2018, 10:16:19 AM
 
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  Currently, no.  He isn't really able to play corner or even strong safety without giving us some drop off in production, so for right now he's just a great insurance policy.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on May 31, 2018, 12:16:19 PM
Still a pivotal role, as proven this week. In regards to the first quarter of the season, anyone in the team that is playing beyond your initial expectations from training camp, and anyone playing below those expectations?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2018, 11:30:09 AM
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  McClure and his outstanding yards per carry average is great, as is Daniel Randolph averaging 90 yards per game and not having dropped a pass so far this year, that's a great thing to have for our team.

I've also been pleased with Cervantes and Freese's sack numbers, but I expected more from Chow so far this year, not that he hasn't played well, but I thought he'd find the quarterback at a higher clip.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 02, 2018, 03:09:39 PM
It is great seeing both of those guys achieving what they are achieving this year, both guys had doubters when we made the trade for them and I’m happy they have proved people wrong. In regards to Chow, I agree to extent, I expected this to be a break out year to build on last year, is there something we changed in our defensive game in the summer that is holding him back? In general I think we could get more pressure on the QB from our linebacker corps. 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2018, 03:12:24 PM
 
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  I think we're getting pressure, just not necessarily seeing it translate to sacks, but at only 18.6 PPG allowed, I don't want to change too much on defense and push for stats over results.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 04, 2018, 12:28:44 PM
You're right, thanks Coach.

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Selina, can you call in Ralph McClure please.

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Ralph, just wanted to congratulate you on a fine start to the season. You earned the top spot in Miami, and you're exactly the type of player I want representing the Killer Whales, always hungry, you know what I mean. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2018, 01:01:11 PM
 
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  You know it boss, I'll be goin' hard every time they give me the rock.  One goal, Get to the end zone and put up them points.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 05, 2018, 02:45:11 PM
Only goal you ever need to focus on! Thanks Ralph.

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Selina, can you call up Daniel Randolph please.

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Daniel, me and Coach Rhodes were just discussing the impressive performances you have put out this year. Just wanted to congratulate you personally on the hard work put in so far this season, but also to gauge how you are finding the leadership role that we have requested you take up this year.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2018, 02:49:29 PM
 
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  Honestly boss, I'm honored to be looked at as a leader, but I don't really know if I'm a great vocal leader, you know?  Like i like to let my actions do my talking, but yeah.. it's a big deal to be a leader of the team in any capacity, so I hope I can live up to that, you know?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 05, 2018, 05:16:34 PM
Daniel, I think you’re doing a fine job as a leader on this team. You are a senior member of the squad who puts in 110%, is professional and respectful, and when you came here you were hungry, hungry to prove doubters wrong and earn your place at the zenit of this team. That is exactly the kind of leadership and example the young guys need to look to.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2018, 08:24:15 PM
 
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Thank you boss, you definitely have made me more confident in myself... I appreciate that.


DANIEL RANDOLPH'S LEADERSHIP AND CONFIDENCE INCREASE
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 08, 2018, 04:58:18 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 10, 2018, 10:42:20 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Before I stay anything about the game, everyone at the Miami Killer Whales is hoping GM Powers a speedy recovery.

As for the game, it was a tough week for Michigan, but we had to perform regardless, it is still in our best interests to beat whatever team is put out in front of us. I stated last week that I felt the two teams were equals, and we proved we were, and on this occasion we proved ourselves to be the better team. The battled well, but they couldn't cope with our running corps, McClure and Haas chewed them up this week! Randolph had a great game, and our defense held strong... again. I feel we are in a place where our opponents need to make big plays to score against us, and that puts all the pressure on them!


2. Talk about this weeks league news, what stood out most to you?

Las Vegas is achieving something special this season, defensively, we know just had difficult that sort of consistency is to maintain, so props to GM Metro and the team over there. I'd love to test ourselves against that defense, maybe in the post-season.

3. What do you make of the news of the newest GM's to join the league? What advice would you give them?

Firstly, welcome to the league. The more young, talented GM's, the better for the league and its progression. I'll always welcome that! As for advice, I don't know, I'm still new to the game myself. The biggest lesson I have learnt is that you're not alone, and what I mean by that is that you are not alone in your vision. It is extremely difficult to have one plan, and to mould your coaching and playing staff to fit it. Use the staff around you and the talent you have at hand to build the foundation of your collective vision. But like I said, there are far more qualified GM's than me to be offering out advice!

4. With the draft class being announced later this week, do you plan to target personalities, skill sets, or position groups at the college showcase?

I feel at this point we have a strong core, and a fantastic crop of young players and players approaching their prime. So we'll likely look to continue to build on the winning atmosphere and positivity in the team, and look to the personalities of who we are adding to that. Of course, I won't divulge too much into recruitment process, but it always something we put a lot of effort toward, especially with the draft class.

5. What do you hope to gain most this week during the bye week, for yourself but also for your team?

Just looking to maintain that work ethic that we have show so far this season so we are more than ready for the challenge of Tulsa the following week.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 11, 2018, 01:29:11 PM
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Great win to end this first 6 game stretch. We've performed well enough to be within a game of first place in the division, and we come out with a very winnable stretch over the next five games.    If we stay on task, we should still be right in the thick of things when we get into the final stretch.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 11, 2018, 01:46:31 PM
Absolutely Coach, we have some tough games coming up but I think we are a match for most of them! Anything you'd like to discuss at this point?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 11, 2018, 07:11:49 PM
 
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Nothing springs to mind for me.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 13, 2018, 01:59:56 PM
Thanks Coach, I'll catch you later with a quick debrief on the Tulsa game.

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Selina, can you please advise when are we next able to call up players from Boca Raton, I seem to have lost my 2014 Frozen Titties calendar where I had all these dates marked up.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 13, 2018, 02:40:13 PM
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Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 13, 2018, 03:10:14 PM
Thanks Selina. Can you call up Justin Haas for me please.

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Justin, you've got off to a great start here, how are you feeling in Miami?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2018, 11:53:16 AM
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Happier than a fat hog at an all you can eat slop trough!  Lovin' it here on South Beach!  Good football, sexy women, and a nice beach to drink beer and pick up some action!  Hell Yeah son!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 15, 2018, 01:20:01 PM
Keep up the performances you've been putting in here and the women of Miami will take to you like a pig does to truffles!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2018, 09:53:03 AM
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Hell yeah man, HELL YEAH!  ...did you know a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, "as greedy as a pig!"
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 20, 2018, 02:26:42 PM
I haven't heard that before. I got one for you though, did you know that pigs hardly have any sweat glands, so the phrase 'sweating like a pig' is largely inaccurate?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2018, 05:42:00 PM
 
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Brilliant!  Hopefully the fuckers don't end up walking and talking and trying to run the freakin' farm... Don't need bacon tryin' to dictate my life.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 22, 2018, 04:52:20 PM
One look at the Oval Office might have you believing we’re too late for that shit, Justin. Anyway, nice talking with you, keep up that work ethic you’ve been putting in!

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Selina, can you call up Joseph Worthington please.

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Joseph, wanted to take this bye week as an opportunity to touch in with some of the players. How have you felt this year with our new look offense?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2018, 05:05:41 PM
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Feeling great boss, I love how we play football here in Miami.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 22, 2018, 05:13:03 PM
You’re an integral cog to that offensive line Joseph. Got a lot of young, talented guys around you, I imagine a lot of them are looking to you, big difference from last season with a far more experienced line up. Are you comfortable being in that position?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2018, 05:26:06 PM
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Yeah, that's no problem for me. 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 23, 2018, 06:07:57 PM
That's great to hear. Thanks Joseph.

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Selina, can you arrange a meeting with Reginald Duke please.

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Reggie, great season so far! Glad to see you have shaken off that concussion. I just wanted a quick chat, see how our QB1 is feeling!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2018, 11:15:31 AM
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I'm feeling great boss, feel like I'm playing some good ball so far this year, and besides GM Lucas on twitter giving me a migraine, I'm feeling no after effects from the concussion.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 24, 2018, 12:40:25 PM
Always good to hear. I tend to find Twitter in general gives me a headache, but sometimes you can't help but stick your nose in! Now obviously, we have been running the ball more lately, which suits us well, but how are you feeling about your receiving corps? Any one in particular that you have a good understanding with, anyone you feel more confident throwing to?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2018, 07:06:50 PM
 
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I love having Randolph and Richards to throw to, those dudes have great hands and it makes life easier.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on June 25, 2018, 04:08:52 PM
They are doing well, keep on with what you are achieving this season Reggie! Thanks for your time.



Selina, can you let the coaching team we are good to get going on that team retreat.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 01, 2018, 05:23:40 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

As I said earlier in the season, when you blow out a team like we just did, again, there aren't many faults in the performance you can look to. In terms of positives, McClure had a monstrous game for us, our defensive line dominated, Duke didn't get touched once in the game. It was an impressive performance all round in result that went the way it was expected to go. There are tougher fights ahead for us, but this is just another result that proves how good we are this year.

2. Talk about this weeks league news, what stood out most to you?

The back to back kick off returns was a pretty unique moment in the league, something the fans of both sides will hold in their memory banks for a long, long time! Additionally, I feel the backlash that Sasser has been getting and some of the rumours circulating are the epitome of our social society today; jumping to conclusions, and going overboard with the reaction. It will have died down next time he has a solid game for them, but Sasser won't forget how quick they turned on him.

3. How did you feel about the first annual HIFL/NCAA Showcase?  Do you feel like it was a beneficial addition to the league?

It was very helpful, and I imagine it will be beneficial to all parties involved.

4. What was your take on the amount of GM errors that occurred during the bye-week?

Some are feeling the pressure of being in a team that needs to improve, others are so used to that pressure that they seem compelled to make moves that aren't necessary. We see the same mistakes every year.

5. Do you plan on making any call ups this week before locking in?

Potentially. We have been watching our players down at Boca Raton closely, and they are a talented bunch.

6. Talk about your game this upcoming week.

I guess we'll find out first hand how Sasser is feeling about the reaction to his performance! DC are a team in transition, so we might be hitting them at a good time, but they are always going to be a tough team to beat.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 01, 2018, 11:39:47 AM
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We have a unique opportunity... we could in fact end the season with TWO 1,000 yard running backs the way McClure and Haas are performing.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 02, 2018, 01:04:10 PM
That would be quite the achievement Coach, and with both players seemingly happy who knows where that spearhead could lead us! Re-signing McClure is something that will be on the agenda, I'm hoping we'll see the same dual-threat next season too! Speaking of items on the agenda, Boca Raton, and our prospects, I don't want to mix things up too much and put a spanner, in the works but there are a couple of kids who have potential and could benefit from being part of a winning team. Coleman in particular is someone I had in mind, but I am curious as to your opinion on this.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 02, 2018, 02:05:00 PM
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From what our minor league coaches tell me, Coleman could probably be promoted and push Kyle Foster down the CB3 easily, making Napier expendable.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 03, 2018, 05:04:26 PM
How well do you think he will adapt to man coverage? I don't feel a need to change that up, especially not to suit one player.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2018, 03:29:49 PM
 
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I think he can play either style, he just plays his absolute best as a Zone corner.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 07, 2018, 08:55:15 AM
Gotcha. Well, I have been discussing some potential trades, so we will see if we can get them over the line and make a couple of changes that will hopefully strengthen us even further. We won’t be going over board though. Do you feel the depth at CB and LB is still our biggest area for improvement?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 07, 2018, 11:50:04 AM
 
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Considering our defense is 3rd in the league in points allowed, I feel like it is a luxury to upgrade at any part of our roster defensively.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 07, 2018, 12:56:11 PM
There is always room for improvement Coach, perhaps we just call up Coleman for the third spot in the CB depth chart. What about the offensive side of the team, in terms of where we can upgrade. TE and WR's? Not implying I am not happy with what we have got but an upgrade here or there could really see us push on for a post-season challenge.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 07, 2018, 01:47:04 PM
 
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We could definitely benefit offensively from adding an impact wide receiver across from Randolph.  A Michael Hodge-type, or another big-play receiver would really make us hard to gameplan against.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 11, 2018, 06:58:05 AM
I will see what I can do Coach. I think we will stick with what we have at the moment and let Coleman develop further with our minor league.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 16, 2018, 12:21:25 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

I think it was tough game, a well fought victory in the end but DC caused us problems man, and I have to give them credit for taking us all the way in the second half of the game. They seemingly took our offence out of its rhythm in the second half, but we held out in the end and our guys put in a gutsy performance. We were clinical when it mattered and got ourselves into a strong position, but ultimately we should have seen out the game more comfortably.

2. Give us an evaluation of the first half of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?

I think we have had a cracking first half to the season, lets just hope this weeks game is not reflective of how well our season will end up. We have raised the bar, developed a system that is putting the fear into opponents and yet there is still belief that there is more to come. We have some young talent that will take time to mature and adapt to the pro-game, but a lot of the guys we brought in have hit the ground running! Ralph is a guy who has stood our the most, we brought in Haas and from the position he had last season when he earned that starting spot for the team, he will know exactly how we function as a management team. The praise Haas was getting pre-season only pushed him to improve himself and you have seen the results of that so far this season. I don't think we have anyone who has been poor, we have a couple of experienced heads who are starting to see that natural decline in their game, but they are still an asset.

3. 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?

I am feeling very comfortable right now. I came here in with a project in mind, and I'd be shocked if the owner were not happy with how it is progressing. We look on target for our goals, and I can't for that Orlando match!

4. Who is your league-wide Mid-season MVP?  Who has been the most surprising under performer?

Honestly, I am very much focused on our team and the other teams in this league only occupy my mind when they are next up in the fixture list or we're looking at potential trades. I believe Smith is having another stellar year, and after arguably missing out last year on the award front, I feel he could be pushing for it this year. As for under-performing, I can't say.

5. Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most? How and Why?

Honestly, Orlando. Now I know with Patton they are always going to be a big team in the league, I just doubted GM Cory was the man who could see them overthrow the Nighthawks. Charlotte would be the obvious answer, but I think given the talent they brought in, they are performing as well as I thought they would.

6. 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?

There may be some moves, we always have to explore the options available, but at this point we would only be looking to continue with our development of the team, which doesn't usually involve selling.

7. 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?

I think it is fair, the previous had the odd controversial moment, and having this in place will see that sort of issue a thing in the past.

8. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

We have Lincoln visiting, who have just made some moves in the transfer market I hear, so I am sure GM Wrong has made moves to strengthen his team and we will have to face that challenge! It is a dangerous time to play a team, when they are buoyed by fresh blood, but I believe in the team we have and I honestly feel we can beat anyone in the league, and Lincoln are not exempt from that.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 16, 2018, 02:12:42 PM
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Hola GM Garcia! 

You've done wonderful since you arrived here in Miami!  This season has been great, and I expect it to continue to get better!  We're on pace for all of our goals, as you said to the press, and I couldn't be happier!  Keep doing what you're doing my magnificent friend! 

I'll tell you what, If we can win the division, I'll gladly reward you with some off-season bonus PR!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 16, 2018, 02:54:34 PM
We'll keep on pushing for that divisional title and then see where we go from there! I think we have moved a lot quicker than anticipated when I first took the project on, but I feel there is still a lot of room for improvement!
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Post by: Talon on July 16, 2018, 02:56:40 PM
 
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Just keep up the good work, we don't plan on letting you get out of Miami for a long time. We want you here and believe you're the man to deliver us a championship in the future.
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Post by: GM Garcia on July 16, 2018, 03:33:31 PM
As long as you want me here, I'll be doing what I can!

Thanks again.

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Coach, tough win this week but good to see us hold on to that lead!
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Post by: Talon on July 16, 2018, 03:35:54 PM
 
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Never a fan of a rough win, but you take them however you can get them.. Any means necessary.
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Post by: GM Garcia on July 16, 2018, 06:00:08 PM
Agreed. What were they doing differently in that second half? Or was it us that dropped off?
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Post by: Talon on July 16, 2018, 10:53:15 PM
 
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In the 3rd quarter we had a fumble from Haas that killed a drive, then they really stuffed us on 3rd and short twice, the other drive was killed by a 15 yard penalty on Randolph that made it 3rd and 17 and then Glass broke up the deep pass... 

In the 4th quarter tehy ran the ball well to keep the clock running on their side, the three times we had the ball in the 4th quarter a Peacock sack killed us, then our longer drive ended with back to back pass disruptions from Glass, and our final drive we were just working to run out the clock.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 17, 2018, 09:24:16 AM
I guess we couldn't break that glass ceiling in the second half... I'll see myself out!

I guess we did well to see it out with the shift in momentum, says a lot about the character of our guys. How do you feel about the challenge of Lincoln, they have brought in Hodge, so I am sure they'll be searching him out for a successful debut. Should we shift things around to spoil that party?
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Post by: Talon on July 17, 2018, 10:32:06 AM
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We definitely want to focus on containing him, we saw him last year in Orlando and he put up big numbers on us. 

10 catches, 205 yards and 3 Touchdowns in those two games.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 17, 2018, 04:34:24 PM
Would switching to man marking be more effective? They have weakened their overall receiving corps, which could work in our favour. I feel in Carson we have someone who is more capable at disrupting his game than what we had last year.
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Post by: Talon on July 17, 2018, 06:03:26 PM
 
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I think that could be a good strategy.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 18, 2018, 01:11:41 PM
Do you think we should up our blitz percentage too? Bloom could be out, and if he isn't, he could be more wary of getting hit, maybe that additional pressure we put on him and our coverage of Hodge could work well together?
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Post by: Talon on July 18, 2018, 01:22:34 PM
 
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I like the sound of that.. Let's give them hell.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 19, 2018, 04:11:38 PM
Ok, so we’ll go man coverage on defence and up our blitz percentage by 10%.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 21, 2018, 06:24:22 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

I am very satisfied with the victory! Our running game hit a real peak this week against a really tough Lincoln team, and whilst Ralph and Haas have been great I do think that our offensive line doesn’t not get some of the recognition for how effective they are at enabling our running game, that is so key for us. As far as the game goes though, we got off to a great start and and just took the game to Lincoln who for that fifteen minutes or so could not handle us. It was part of the game plan this week to go at them and I am glad to see it paid off.

2. With the All-Star Rosters being announced this week, what is your take on the composition, any snubs or surprises from your own team?

Look, I understand why GM Kirk was afforded the opportunity to manage this All Star team, but given his selections, I am not sure how he got those 60 odd wins. I appreciate that he has a lot of trust in his own players and staff but to overlook as much talent in this conference as he did, to me is a just a little obnoxious. I am frustrated at the lack of recognition for my players and staff, especially defensively, so I may be being harsh on the guy but our players and staff continuely being overlooked and underestimated is beginning to grate a little.

3. What news stories stood out to you this week?

GM Pancho is in an unfortunate position with his team as they are a franchise that expects excellence and has little room for anything else. But when you are a winning team, as a GM you know that that will be the expectation from the owner and the fans, I do feel with the spine they have that one good off season can make them contenders again. In other stories, I think someone needs to have a chat with the Jackson lad, this isn’t an individual sport.

4. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

We have a few knocks and bumps from the last game so we may have to re-evaluate our strategy against Long Beach, they have had a few changes, but are always a tough team to break down. I am confident of us continuing our streak though.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 07:18:58 PM
 
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If ever there were proof of people over looking the Killer Whales and our talent... the All-Star rosters are that proof.  We're using it as a rally cry, and the boys are motivated to absolutely shred the Mermen.
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Post by: GM Garcia on July 21, 2018, 07:39:45 PM
I am glad it is motivating the team! Long Beach won’t know what hit them this week. I am sure Ralph will do us proud though. How are you feeling about Mac taking that number one WR spot this week? His performances have been getting better in my opinion.
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Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 07:55:36 PM
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I'm glad it's a situation where we're facing an inferior team, it helps the learning curve for him becoming the primary target.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 22, 2018, 06:05:55 AM
That is always a plus in these situations. How do you feel about the intensity of our running game? It is getting us results, but with the knock Haas has can we maintain that level of performance with Hardy getting more time with the ball at hand? I felt he did well against Lincoln.
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Post by: Talon on July 22, 2018, 12:44:05 PM
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I believe that with our players at RB and with our offensive line we can run with anyone.  I think Hardy will be fine as the 2nd man in the stack if it comes to it.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 22, 2018, 03:11:54 PM
I agree. I'm going to have a quick chat with Mac and we'll starting get prepped for the game.

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Selina, can you said in Mac please.

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Mac, hope you're well. Excited for the game against Long Beach? Great opportunity ahead!
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Post by: Talon on July 22, 2018, 04:08:54 PM
 
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You know what time it is big dog! Time for ya young killa' to ball out in the sun and put them mermen to bed fo good!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 24, 2018, 08:19:32 AM
That confidence will serve you well this week! I'm going to pencil you in for some film study this week, want you to really take advantage of this opportunity to show what you can do in this league. Not that you haven't so far this season, but you'll be our main man out there in the receiving corps. I'll let you get back to practice.

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Selina, Coach McNeil please.

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Coach, great job running our offense this season. Got our running game on point, but we're offering threats throughout! With Daniel out for a couple of games, I was contemplating mixing our receiving corps up a little, of course we'll place Mac in at #1, but I was also wondering if we could utilise Glover a little more too? Craven is reliable,  but I am curious if Glover can add something else. What do you think?
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Post by: Talon on July 24, 2018, 10:06:01 PM
 
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  We could give him some additional snaps, sure.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 25, 2018, 09:06:51 AM
Would you need me to re-list our depth chart for you?
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Post by: Talon on July 25, 2018, 10:00:41 PM
 
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  If you want to specify when you want him on the field yes... if you just want me to play with some stuff and do it in some spots then no.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 26, 2018, 09:34:09 AM
I'll change up the depth chart. With next season in mind, I have been targeting key areas for improvement, at TE, do you feel we'd benefit more from an additional pass threat, or added muscle to our o-line?
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Post by: Talon on July 26, 2018, 09:38:02 AM
 
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  I think a pass catcher would be helpful. There are always those plays where we want to pass deep or to a receiver but we have to check down, and when that unplanned TE pass comes, you want him to catch the ball well.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 27, 2018, 06:48:30 PM
I will keep that in mind, thanks coach.



Notes for the coaches, please pass on Selina.

With Daniel out, switch Mac to WR1 and Glover to WR2.

2 hours film study for both.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 30, 2018, 11:31:14 AM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Another strong, dominant performance is always good to see. Mac did a fine job filling in for Daniel, and overall I felt we continued to perform to a high level despite some knocks and bruises amongst the team. I feel we have now a unity that is going to be tough to snap. Duke's consistency has been key for us so far this year, amongst all the talent and dogged defensive and our punishing running game, his steady performances have kept us balanced.

2. Talk about any news your team is involved in this week, as well as what other news stories stood out to you this week?

What Ralph said is something that we all echo within the team, and I am glad he came out and said, being he was the sole All Star selection.

Let's hope Robles is back to performing how he has for the rest of the season when our game with Alabama comes back around.


3. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

The loss to Seattle last season, not long after GM Jon took charge, was a turning a point for us that saw our form dip toward the end of the season and ultimately so us miss out on an unlikely post-season venture. None of us want to see that happen, and this is as good an opportunity as any to put a marker down on how much we have improved! I know I say that a lot, but we take it game by game here, and as Ralph was alluding to in the press, we clearly still need to prove something here in Miami.
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Post by: Talon on July 30, 2018, 12:04:59 PM
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It feels good to be the top team in the East.. Some say we've had a light schedule, but no game is a light game in this league as it has been proven.  Our 7 game win-streak has been great, but if we don't finish strong it is for nothing.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 30, 2018, 02:22:24 PM
They wouldn't be wrong, we have had some less than competitive fixtures within our streak, but Lincoln were no push over and Long Beach beat us last season. Seattle will give us some problems but I'm confident we can better them. Where do you feel they are most dangerous/vulnerable?
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Post by: Talon on July 30, 2018, 02:36:19 PM
 
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They run well and defend the pass, but their run defense is a wet paper bag.. we should be able to pound them.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 30, 2018, 04:13:50 PM
We'll stick to plan A for the time being then. We'll find holes in that defense, I am sure of it.

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Selina, can you arrange for Sami to come see me. Thanks.

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Sami, great season! The work you put in for the team is not going unnoticed, and I wanted to see where your head was at with your contract, we'd love to keep you in Miami.
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Post by: Talon on July 30, 2018, 05:24:27 PM
 
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  I am committed to this team, I want to be here for the rest of my career.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on July 31, 2018, 04:46:32 PM
And as long as I'm GM, I want you here Sami. If I could sign you to a contract for the remainder of your career I would! How about a three year extension, a $1.5mil increase in salary and a no trade clause put in place?
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Post by: Talon on July 31, 2018, 04:49:46 PM
 
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  Keep the raise, use it to keep our team together when we need to, and you've got a deal, as long as you would commit 250K to the deal in PR, for promotion of our team in Germany.
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Post by: GM Garcia on July 31, 2018, 05:26:05 PM
You are a true asset to the team Sami, of course we can accommodate the PR. I will have the paperwork set up.

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Selena, can you get me Mr Leventhal on the line.

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Drew, I was hoping we could discuss Joseph’s contract and keeping him here in Miami. How open is he to these talks right now?
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Post by: Talon on July 31, 2018, 05:35:09 PM
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Currently, we're clearly interested in staying in Miami, but unless you're offering a deal to make Joe the top paid tackle in the league, we would rather wait until the off-season to talk deals.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 01, 2018, 04:47:35 PM
We'll save the negotiation for the off season then. We value Worthington highly, and I assure you we will have an offer that shows that. Thanks for your time Drew.

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Selina, note for the coaches.

Randolph back to WR1, Mac WR2 and Floyd at WR3.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 05, 2018, 11:14:33 AM
1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

I thought the game was as tough and competitive as we anticipated it be. I felt they were effective defensively, but we showed resolve and ultimately proved that our running game will make an impact regardless of how you perform. Lets face it, that Seattle defense did a solid job shutting us out, but we were still too much for them. And then look to our defense and we had some really strong individual performances. Cervantes was everywhere, Chow had his best game of the season, Albert got the big pick TD and Watkins had a solid game for a rookie. Prior to the game we were wary of the schedule we had had and the level of opposition, but we defeated a tough Seattle team here, and with the divisional stretch remaining, I think we are in a very strong position.

2. What did you think of the All-Star skills challenges? 

I'm a fan of it. It was an entertaining and intriguing. Gives the fans to look forward to mid-season, and for some of the players on teams that are perhaps not competing well in the league, it gives further opportunity to showcase themselves.

3. What did you think of the All-Star Game itself?

It was an entertaining game, I'd think, given more snaps, Ralph could have a bigger impact on the game, but he stuck with his guy, and the stats say it all. GM Kirk will most likely believe the victory justifies his biased selection process, and with the behaviour of GM Jon's Head Coach, you might not blame him for going with so many of his own players, but if this is the 'All Star' game, I think future GM's in the role need to treat it as such because it is a great addition to the schedule.

4. With the Minor League Call Up Window here once again, do you plan on calling up any players?

We have one player in mind, yes.

5. Talk about your game this upcoming week, and how do you feel about the final five games of the regular season?

Another difficult game ahead of us, mostly because of the QB that will be facing us. Sullivan is talented and whilst he performed well against us on opening day, we limited his options and largely prevented them from getting the ball over the line. We're playing with more confidence and vigour than we were then, so I expect a similar result, but a more dominant performance, offensively as well as defensively.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2018, 11:44:24 AM
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9-2... Shows exactly why you don't panic after a 1-2 start.  Now lets ground and pound our division rivals into submission and clinch the division.  We're in position to earn a first round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, we control our own destiny.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 05, 2018, 04:50:37 PM
Indeed Coach, the signs were there though that we were improving, everyone kept on task and we're looking good! I feel like we are now in a position where the majority of teams in the league are going to have to adapt to beat us, which is a fantastic position to be. We clinch that division title and that position becomes even stronger.

Now with all this in mind, I have been looking at contract extensions, and I of course want to keep this coaching team in tact. I'll have to speak to everyone individually, but first I had to see what you felt at the moment? I'd prefer to get this resolved prior to any post-season action so we can focus on the task at hand.

In terms of a contract offer, you were part of the re-build here in Miami before I joined, and I feel you have been integral since I have been involved. I'd be looking to keep you here as long as I could, I'd be willing to go for a four year contract, with a $10mil salary on the table.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2018, 08:38:29 PM
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I consider myself better than some of the other "great" defensive coaches in the east like Blitzer, Crowder, and definitely Farmer.. All of them are making 10.5-12MM per season, so I would expect the same. 

I'll sign for $12MM now, with the promise that when we win the impact bowl later this year, I won't be expecting to tear up the deal to re-do it to make up for the Championship on the resume.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 06, 2018, 08:12:18 AM
I can agree to that Coach, I feel you have proven yourself worthy of such a raise. I'll have the paperwork arranged shortly for a new four year extension with the pay rise coming in place this season. In regards to the game against Charlotte, tactically, do you feel we are best maintaining our man on man coverage to nullify Sullivan?
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Post by: Talon on August 06, 2018, 02:05:13 PM
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Excellent, Happy to sign on and stay here in Miami.

...as for Sullivan and the Crowns, I do think our man coverage is the way to go, I think our defense should be able to stifle Spurgeon, or at least hold him in check to force them to throw more than they'd like.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 06, 2018, 03:03:42 PM
I'll keep that in mind, thanks Coach. Can you ask Coach Patricia to come see me please.

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Coach, we want to keep our coaching staff here in Miami to continue the progression we have made together. We have negotiated a new contract for Coach Rhodes, and we'd love to do the same with yourself. We'd be looking to offer an over 50% pay increase for a three year contract at $5MM.
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Post by: Talon on August 06, 2018, 08:45:36 PM
 
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We can discuss it in the off-season, I'd rather focus on winning the championship right now.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 07, 2018, 08:34:26 AM
Understandable Coach, we'll talk then.

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Selina, can you ask Coach McNeil to come see me please.

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Coach, we have been looking to handle our staff re-negotiations early, are you open to these talks now or would you prefer to wait until the off season?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on August 08, 2018, 08:33:07 AM
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  Sure, what did you have in mind?
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 09, 2018, 11:58:29 AM
2 year extension starting next year at $5MM.
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Post by: Talon on August 10, 2018, 11:43:59 AM
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  Hmm, that is fair.  I'll agree to that deal.
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 10, 2018, 04:07:32 PM
I'll get the paperwork arranged Coach, thanks,

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Selina, notes for lock in with the coaching staff.

Coleman to CB3. Usual gameplan.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on August 22, 2018, 10:58:23 AM
1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

I'm not someone who likes losing, but I really don't like losing like that! But we're not over-reacting, Charlotte got the win and they earned it, but look let's look at this game and take into context just what it took for them to get it. A big loss for us was the injury to Cervantes, thankfully, it wasn't anything serious, but he couldn't continue, and that us defensively without a captain and without a highly effective player for us. We had to adapt and Charlotte took advantage of our make-shift defense. It is a great example of what happens when you remove one cog from a well-oiled machine, and whilst we still performed well in certain areas, there is no doubting that this was not the defensive performance you are used to seeing out of Miami. They did a solid job stopping our run game, especially our bruiser, Haas, but ultimately, there is no stopping our run game, you figure out Haas, and Ralph is right there finding the holes we need! Unfortunately, though, Sullivan just played a fantastic game, we forced fumbles, we got sacks, we got picked him off, and he was still throwing bombs and finding his man in the most crucial moments. It was an elite performance from Sullivan, but despite that, and despite our defense not being at its strongest, it still took a 6o yard freaking field goal to win the game! That is the context I am talking about! If anyone sees this defeat and thinks we have faltered and that we're going to fall off, think again. We're at our most dangerous when you underestimate us, but we're always dangerous, one loss won't change that. We're still the best damn team in this division!

2. Talk about anything interesting you around the league...

I found the Orlando/Atlanta game very interesting. Patton and Mazza both struggled, and Orlando really seemed to coast when they have got the points they needed, it surprised me that they wouldn't push for a more comprehensive victory. Atlanta capitulating wasn't a shocker, but still, they had been finding some good form lately and you would expect better from a truly competitive team within the league.

3. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to do to win?

We play the aforementioned Atlanta, and we need to get back in the win column. We'll analyze their performance against Orlando and see what we can do to ensure that victory, but with Orlando most likely getting the win against Music City, we need to keep, we need to keep that pressure on, and as Atlanta showed this week, they capitulate under that pressure!
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Post by: Talon on August 27, 2018, 01:25:45 PM
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A tough loss to swallow, but I am a believer in hitting the reset button and using this loss as a wake up call that we are not invincible.  We'll learn from it.
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 28, 2018, 05:48:03 AM
Yeah, I don't like losing like that. I personally felt we could have managed the game a little better in the fourth quarter. I do have a few questions about the game though, obviously, Cervantes was a big miss, our pass rush still appeared effective at times but they broke through our lines a few too many times with their running game. What is our strategy when we lose someone at DE, who comes in?
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Post by: Talon on August 28, 2018, 12:37:19 PM
 
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In the 3-4 sets, McLendon comes in, and in a 4-man front since he's already on hte field, Wallace comes on at DE
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 28, 2018, 01:05:37 PM
So we were mostly utilising McLendon then, ok, good to know. Is this an area where we should have a third man who cover the defensive line roles? I'm not sure how much faith I would have in Wallace covering that role for more than the odd 4 man-front set.
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Post by: Talon on August 28, 2018, 01:10:50 PM
 
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I am always a believer in carrying an extra defensive end for emergency purposes.
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 29, 2018, 08:31:56 AM
We will look to fill that gap when we can. May have to wait for the off season. Was shoehorning McLendon and Wallace into the DE position the main contributor to our inability to stop the run? I felt we pressured Sullivan well enough, but the coverage was lacking at times. That wasn’t the defence we are used to seeing though.
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Post by: Talon on August 29, 2018, 01:16:48 PM
 
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McLendon was doing a fine job, but overall a big part of it was just the football IQ of Sullivan, he's great at finding a man when their shouldn't be one open.
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Post by: GM Garcia on August 30, 2018, 08:55:19 AM
He did have a strong performance. Do we think this Mazza kid can give us the same kind of problems? I feel like we need to up the aggression on defense but with the quality of the QB's in our division I am not sure if it is a wise long-term strategy, what do you think?
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Post by: Talon on August 31, 2018, 12:33:47 PM
 
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Mazza doesn't particularly scare me.  I think we'll fluster him just fine.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 01, 2018, 03:43:23 PM
Will just get right to it then Coach, you and the team know what you're doing. Lets get back to winning ways.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 05, 2018, 02:11:20 PM
1. Who was your star player this week? Who disappointed?

I am going to name joint star players for us this week and they are Austin Napier and Julius Irvin. Our backfield defense punished Mazza all game, Stephens amongst the strong performances but Napier stood out. I was happy for him, he gets labeled a special teams specialist, but returning an interception like he did just proves that his skillset has a place outside of special teams. It has been an area of our team that has had some criticism this season, some of it unwarranted when you look at the stats. As for Irvin, I am very proud of the quality he produced when he came on, throwing his first pro touchdown, it is a big moment for him and I hope we see many more. As for who disappointed, it is hard to pick someone out when you dominate a game like we just did, but I feel Duke, whilst he managed the game, he needs to complete a couple more of those plays. We obviously didn't throw the ball out a lot, but the completion percentage from Duke could have been better.

2. How would you evaluate your team over the last few weeks?

I think our performances have been good, I think we are one of the best teams in the league and the stats would agree. We are one of the highest scoring teams and we have conceded fewer points than every team outside of Vegas and St Paul. We have the loss to Charlotte in there, which was disappointing, but as I said last week, it takes a herculean effort to beat us this season. Orlando has the advantage on us because of their divisional record, but when you analyze the performances and the quality of play, I still put us as favorites for the division and our recent form has not dissuaded me from that.

3. With three games remaining, what is the plan to end the season on a high note?

We just keep doing what we do, we have big games ahead, Alabama and the Florida Cup are very important fixtures and are vital to our progression, we will make adjustments for each opponent, but overall, I feel they are going to need to change how they play to avoid the L.

4. What do you have to do to win the game this week?

Shut Holt up. We are dominating teams with our running game, but don't let that fool anyone into thinking we don't have a potent receiving corps. We have some raw talent captained by a talented leader, and they are more than capable of troubling any defense in the league, especially Orlando. Comments like Holts will just motivate the guys even more. I think they were lucky to beat us last time out, and the Florida Cup deserves to be and will be in Miami by the end of the season.
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Post by: Talon on September 05, 2018, 02:38:26 PM
 
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Well said across the board.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 07, 2018, 10:44:48 AM
Solid win this week Coach. Nice to see Irvin get some plays this week too. I'm excited to see how he develops the longer he is with us.

Orlando up next, big game, owner & the fans want to see us take that Cup! How do you assess them as a threat, are we primarily going to be concerned with Patton and his receiving corps?
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Post by: Talon on September 08, 2018, 11:54:13 AM
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Absolutely correct.  They live and die on the arm of their General Patton.  They are 3rd in the league in scoring, behind Alabama and ourselves.  They are #2 in passing and #23 in rushing, so if we shut down Patton, we shut down their Stampede.

We have the defensive advantage. 3rd in points allowed, and 9th vs the pass, where they are 19th in points allowed and 22nd vs the run and despite Alabama rushing for so many yards lately, we are still #1 in the league in rushing, running for over 200 yards per game. 

We have the components of a championship team, despite our last-ranked pass attack.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 09, 2018, 09:30:24 AM
Should we lower the blitz rate? I'd like us to avoid exposing our secondary like the Charlotte game.
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Post by: Talon on September 12, 2018, 08:24:48 PM
 
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That could be a beneficial move, we have the men upfront to get pressure, hopefully, and if they do then we'll be in a great position.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 14, 2018, 07:47:07 AM
Right, how about we make the below changes:

Attitude: Balanced
D-Line Focus: Pass Rush
L-Back Focus: Coverage

Would this be too much of a fundamental change to our defensive setup?
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Post by: Talon on September 14, 2018, 10:13:19 PM
 
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It wouldn't turn our boys on their ear, we could definitely take that approach.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 15, 2018, 04:46:20 PM
Okay, well let’s make them changes this week and go get that Cup!

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Post by: GM Garcia on September 17, 2018, 02:47:30 PM
1. Talk about this weeks performance from your team.

It was incredibly frustrating to watch us lose the Cup in overtime. Especially given the chances we had to win in the 4th quarter. I feel like a broken record but teams have to do something special to beat us, but for us to go to overtime three times this season and lose all three against divisional rivals is simply not acceptable. Yes, they have to play extremely well, but at the end of the day, in two of those results we have given up interceptions and fumbles, and it really starts to become an area of concern because it then becomes us giving them a win that we have done so well to avoid. Additionally, we are all more than aware that converting one third down out of ten is not acceptable and is an area we will address before the Alabama game. We still have two games to go through, and we can still catch Orlando, that is all that matters now.

2. Talk about your team's news this week.

Fans might want to point the finger at Rodriguez for missing the FG but he has been very consistent for us this season and we had other opportunities to finish off the game. Yes it is frustrating, but he will be more frustrated than anyone else, and I am sure he is eager to make amends for it.

3. Talk about at least two other news stories of interest.

Kings beating Charlotte keeps the pressure off of us a little, but at this point, I think I might have preferred it. I have to have a chat with the team, because we need to be hungry every game of the season, whether it is looking likely we are playoff bound or not, that competitive nature is a part of what should define this franchise, or at least it will once I am done with my job. I can't stress how unhappy I am that Holt is the guy that made the difference in our game. We'll shut him up next time!

4. What do you have to do to win the game this week?

Alabama up next and my old foe GM Pancho, I won't get involved in the war of words between him and GM Lucas this week, but I am glad he is back looking fired up! He looked like he had fallen out of love with the game earlier in the season. Robles seems to have gone up a gear out of nowhere this year, especially in the second half of the season, and it is going to be a tall task stopping him this week. But we'll both be battling with the running game, and the way I look at it they have two men to stop and we just have the one. I'm looking forward to the tussle, and we'll be doing everything we can to keep ourselves in the divisional title race.
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Post by: Talon on September 17, 2018, 02:52:10 PM
 
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For us to force a fumble and prevent them from getting a touchdown to win in overtime, only to see it thrown right to Holt on the very next play, then see them score and win on the following play... that was a horrible way to lose. 
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 17, 2018, 03:09:48 PM
I'll be honest, I feel like we have seen us come up short at crunch moments in big games a few too many times this season. As much as I appreciate the game management of Duke, I'm beginning to question whether he has the mental strength to cope in those moments. What happened on our third downs, what led to us coming up short so many times?
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Post by: Talon on September 17, 2018, 03:27:48 PM
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Here is our 3rd down break down from this game

1 - 3rd and 9 becomes 3rd and 14 after a false start on Mac Richard.  Then on 3rd and 14 Duke to Randolph is incomplete.

2 - 3rd and goal at the 5 - Duke to Randolph for a touchdown.

3 - 3rd and 14 - Duke to Randolph incomplete

4 - 3rd and 1 - Duke to Williams incomplete

5 - 3rd and 7 - Duke to Long is dropped

6 - 3rd and 21 - McClure runs for 2 (moments before halftime, we worked to punt and end the half)

7 - 3rd and 13 - McClure runs for no gain.

8 - 3rd and 10 - Duke to Richard incomplete

9 - 3rd and 18 - Haas runs for 1 yard

10 - 3rd and 8 - Duke to Randolph broken up by Holt.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 17, 2018, 05:09:22 PM
A lot of incomplete passes coming at vital moments. How crazy would it be to put in Irvin against Bama? I know he has a better arm than Duke, and his run game will only add to the rest of the offence, but he is young, and largely untested, and he didn't fare too well against Alabama earlier in the season. What do you think?
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Post by: Talon on September 17, 2018, 05:21:55 PM
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It wouldn't be unprecedented.. There was once a team in San Francisco in another league that brought in a more dynamic QB late to make a run at the championship, they fell short, but it also burnt the bridge with the other quarterback, who was more of a game manager.

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Post by: GM Garcia on September 17, 2018, 06:13:03 PM
It would certainly have its risks. I may be getting caught up in the moment, and overlooking the rest of the season. We will give Duke the Alabama game, give him another opportunity to do the job for us in a big game.

How do you feel our defensive adjustments went? The injury to Carlson probably didn’t help our overall game in that department.
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Post by: Talon on September 17, 2018, 07:40:54 PM
 
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We were in it with chances to win, but Patton still did a great job moving the football against us when it mattered, so I'm not sure.  6 Sacks were nice, but they made plays when we needed to get stops, and that's a testimonial to how good Patton is.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 18, 2018, 06:25:53 AM
Defensively I think we will shift to more of a run focus but keep our backfield balanced. Do you feel our offense could do with some tweaks to freshen it up? Of course we won't change up what we are doing on the run, but can we do to play to the strengths of Duke? Is our current system asking too much of him?
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Post by: Talon on September 18, 2018, 11:34:11 AM
 
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Not really, we've tweaked the offense to be more of a cautious "game manager" style offense for the quarterback, if he isn't doing well with what we have, it is more indicative of him than it is of the play calling.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 18, 2018, 11:54:42 AM
That is the answer I was expecting but I have to explore all options. Thanks Coach, I'll have those defensive adjustments for you shortly.

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Trevor, me and Coach Rhodes have been discussing the use potential use of Irvin toward the end of this playoff run if Duke continues to struggle in key moments. How do you feel he has developed so far this year?
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Post by: Talon on September 18, 2018, 02:54:36 PM
 
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Duke has the experience, but Irvin definitely provides the higher ceiling.  He could add something to our offense that Duke just doesn't possess.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 18, 2018, 03:49:10 PM
Given our current offensive system is to fit the style of play that gets the best out of Duke, what adjustments do you believe would be needed to see Irvin shine? We know he has a better arm, and he is dynamic and can run the ball, attributes that perhaps won't necessarily shine within Duke's system.
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Post by: Talon on September 18, 2018, 03:59:10 PM
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He isn't an Ortega, where you design a lot of runs for him, but he can escape if he has to..

As for play changing, I'd just want to add some other deep shots and more aggressive passes to the play book, nothing drastic, just some minor changes and splashes here and there.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 19, 2018, 04:55:24 AM
Thanks for the input Coach, I will bear it in mind for future decisions.

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Right, guys. You know I'm not the pep talk type, I respect the qualities you all bring and I don't necessarily feel you need me cheerleading you to perform better than we all know you are capable. That being said, we don't have the Florida Cup in our hands, and we aren't topping the division, and what makes that hard to swallow is that we are the best team in the division. We are better than Orlando, better than Alabama, we have proven this season that we are one of the best teams in the league. So what is happening, in those key moments, in those big games, where we can't find the pass, or we lose our man, or we can't execute the game plan like we have done so well throughout the season? We all know this team is going to get stronger and stronger, but if we are going to make the Killer Whales one of THE franchises in the league, we need to find that killer instinct. Have confidence in yourself and your team-mates, and when mistakes happen, don't back up, when a crack appears you seal it! In overtime against Orlando we did what we do on defense, we get the fumble and we get the ball, then the mistake comes, but mistakes happen all the time, and on the next play, the next damn play we lose the game. We can't let one mistake snowball us like that. Orlando didn't beat us for the Cup, we gave it to them. So I guess what I want to know, is if you guys, this talented bunch of men, young and old, whether you are winners, or when it comes to testing times, you are just happy to be playing. I'll take your answers on the field, against Alabama.

We're going to make some slight adjustments from what we did against Orlando, with Robles being their primary threat, we still want to keep that pressure on Ortega.

Attitude: Balanced
D-Line Focus: Pass Rush
L-Back Focus: Balanced

LOCK IN.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 20, 2018, 12:15:34 PM
Talk about this weeks performance from your team.

Frustrating. I have to give credit to Alabama, they never gave in, and when we failed to take our chances, our multiple chances to see the game out, they capitalized. It was a very similar scenario to the Orlando game, but performance wise it was very different. We were effective in our gameplan, nullifying Robles to just an above average day, which I believe was impressive given his recent form. We pressured Ortega well, another six-sack game for us which was good. Our third down completion ratio was far better this week, we had better, more sustained drives. They did a good job though, as they always do, they pressured our o-line well throughout, and whilst we did a much better job protecting Duke than the reverse fixture, it stunted our running game to a degree. We know the talking point will be the missed field goals and a few too many dropped catches, but we have to take the performance into perspective. At the start of last season, Miami was a team that others laughed at, fans and GM's alike looked forward to visiting because we were an easy win, a stat-padder. We changed that mindset with gutsy performances and defensive stability, but this season, we are genuinely one of the better teams in the league, and we were one or two key moments away from beating a star-studded team like Alabama.

With the playoffs coming up, what do you hope to achieve in this final week?

We have to win. For as strong as the performances have been in the losses, and the positives we can take, we can't head into the playoffs on a three-game losing streak. We're not too focused on who we could face and all those possibilities, we just need to right the wrong of these last two performances. Prove to those Miami fans that have been desperate to see us be successful that it is something we are capable of.

Who scares you most in the current pool of playoff contenders, who do you hope misses out on the playoffs?

I don't see any team scaring us, there are some big franchise guys still in the mix, but we're more than up for the challenge of those teams. I think Las Vegas and St Paul would be an intriguing battle, but if I was to pick someone that I'd like us to avoid at least in the early stages it would be St Paul. I hope Alabama don't miss out, just in case we meet down the line and I'm never one to miss out a measure of revenge. Otherwise, I don't wish anyone failure, I just want to see the best teams battling it out at the end of the day.

What do you need to do to win this next game?

We just need to maintain our composure, play our game, and we will get the win. I have no doubts about it. Music City are building up some momentum, and the game will be a tough one, but I just feel they don't have enough weapons offensively to hurt us.
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Post by: Talon on September 20, 2018, 01:50:48 PM
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Overtime, again... it's frustrating, I know but we're not going to make these mistakes in the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 20, 2018, 02:09:02 PM
We won't be in the playoffs for long if we do. I am a little worried about Rodriguez's confidence going into the post-season, how big a factor was the weather?
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Post by: Talon on September 20, 2018, 02:21:14 PM
 
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He missed from both directions, so it wasn't just the wind.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 20, 2018, 02:35:19 PM
I'll have a chat with him, try and keep the confidence up. I liked our defensive work this week, our linebackers have had more of an impact in the last couple of games. When Carlson returns I feel like we could be even stronger in the playoffs. Any adjustments needed for Music City you feel is necessary?
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Post by: Talon on September 20, 2018, 02:53:32 PM
 
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No, I don't think we need to change anything.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 20, 2018, 03:03:33 PM
Thanks coach. Can you ask Roman to come to see me.

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Roman, I just wanted to have a quick chat. We are playoff bound and I want to ensure that these last couple of games haven't knocked your confidence. You have played a key role for us throughout the season, and will be a key figure going forward.
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Post by: Talon on September 20, 2018, 03:44:26 PM
 
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Thanks boss, I'll try not to miss again.. I know it hurt the team.
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Post by: GM Garcia on September 21, 2018, 07:05:25 AM
You've been banging them in all season Roman, yes it hurt the team, but overall, you have aided us on path toward the playoffs. Keep that in mind this week.

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Selina, pass this note to our coaches, thanks.

'Same defensive set-up as last week'

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 22, 2018, 05:55:34 AM
S10 WEEK 18 - PLAYOFF

With the playoffs starting, what is your number one priority as the GM?

My priority is to ensure the players that hit the field for us are in a game plan and a mindset that gives them the best chance of succeeding. We have had a few frustrating results but performances as a whole have been strong throughout the season and I just need to ensure we as a whole maintain that level.

Who was your regular season MVP for the league, and also on your own team?

I am going to give a joint MVP to our running duo of Ralph and Haas, I just can’t pick between them. They are the dual threat no one was expecting this season, they both have their style and what makes them dangerous to a defence, and this has given us the ability to trouble almost every defence we have played with our running game.

What is the biggest match up this week for your game?

In the context of the league, Alabama vs DC would have been a potential final a couple of seasons ago. GM Pancho has got them winning a lot recently, partially carried by Robles, but they have sneaked by ourselves and Orlando recently and DC are in for a tough one.

What will it take to advance to the next round of the playoffs

We are 1 for 1 against Charlotte after we got sunk by this ridiculous field goal a few weeks ago, but I feel we are in a better place defensively at the moment, we are getting to the QB a lot, and with that pressure, I just don’t Sullivan being able to maintain the kind of performance he put up against in their win. We need to keep them out of field goal range as often as we can, manage the ball well and limit their opportunities to drive down the field. We are making plays defensively and offensively at the moment, and I confident in us progressing to the next round.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 22, 2018, 11:27:27 AM
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For a lot of our players, this is a first.  Playoff Football.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 22, 2018, 11:36:25 AM
For us as well Coach. Any of those journalists look a bit confused during that presser? Feel like I may have mis-heard some of them...

Anyway, Charlotte are up, and I really don't want a repeat of what happened last time! I do feel like our defense is really firing at the moment though, we are getting a lot of sacks and not giving up much return, especially with Carlson back. Surely they'd need something special from Sullivan to pose a threat to us? Am I under-estimating them?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 22, 2018, 11:48:27 AM
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They are more talented than some give them credit for, but I don't think they are as good as their record indicates either.

They struggled without Sullivan, which means we stop Sullivan then I don't think Spurgeon can beat us on his own.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 22, 2018, 01:30:45 PM
That is something I feel we are more than capable of doing. We'll stick to the same gameplan as last week and kick off the post-season with a victory.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 23, 2018, 08:23:49 AM

A first appearance in the playoffs as a franchise and our first win, one of many to come I hope. We progressed quite comfortably in the end, but I have to credit Charlotte for their tenacity and fight they put up, especially after losing their talismanic QB. Aside from them catching our defense cold at the start of the second half, they never really threatened us with Ligon at the helm, but they did a fine job containing us at times. I felt overall we performed well though, we will need to step up our game in certain areas to continue our path toward the championship but a dominant victory at this stage of the season is always welcome.

Who was the most vital person in your victory?

Campbell was outstanding tonight, he constantly pinned them back and gave them the extremely difficult task of the driving down the field. His performance and our defensive pressure ensured we had a strong field position throughout most of the game. Chow also had a very good game, lead the way in tackles and got three sacks, we have begun to really see him flourish in these games lately and he could be a vital player for us in the next tie.

Talk about your opponent, what do you have to do to win?

It goes without saying that this is the biggest match in our franchises' history, but it is also our toughest match of the season. I said leading up to the playoffs that St Paul would be probably the toughest matchup for us, but I also stated how I relished the opportunity for us to test ourselves against them. They have a team packed full of All-Stars, and it is a make or break season for GM Gooch, he assembled this team with the intention of it winning the championship this season and they will have to go through us to do it. Whilst they have some great players and solid defensively, I do feel we have the better of them in some areas. We need to stop the run, keep up the kind of pressure we have been putting on QB's lately, and find the gaps in their defense. It is going to be a tense game, but all the pressure is on them, they are favorites, they have invested heavily in this season and the GM needs the win. We are more than capable of upsetting them.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 23, 2018, 11:36:18 AM
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This one is a monster test.  We're #3 in points per game and #2 in Rushing..  They are #1 in points allowed, #1 in Rushing Defense.. but I see our strength being that they only score 26 points per game, we are #3 in scoring allowed..  We have the edge when it comes to execution.

Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 23, 2018, 01:05:17 PM
I feel the game might be a grind, but like you said, I feel we have the edge offensively whilst being strong enough to hold them off on our defense. We need some of our guys to step up though, we can't afford as many drops from Richards and Randolph. And I am assuming we are only passing to Long in situations where no one else is open? Seems like we have been going to him a lot in recent weeks and he is dropping most of them.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 23, 2018, 01:40:08 PM
 
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Yeah I don't get to control who we throw to, on pass plays everyone runs routes, we throw to who is available or open. 

 
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 23, 2018, 02:01:09 PM
Of course, Coach, just wasn't sure if we were operating more passing plays recently where we were looking for a TE. Well, we can't do anything about it at this stage of the season, certainly something we can look to improve in the offseason though. I am going to let you guys get straight to practice, everyone knows what we need to do.

Let's stick with our recent strategy and give St Paul more than they can handle!

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 25, 2018, 03:19:37 AM
S10 WEEK 21 - ELIMINATED

Talk about your exit from the playoffs, what does it mean for you and your team going forward?

Look I’m not going to rub salt into our wounds over this, we are obviously very disappointed in being knocked out at this stage, but also in the manner of how we were defeated but it has been a very good season for us. It did highlight some key areas for us to improve upon which gave us a clearer direction heading into the off season and next year we should come back even stronger.

What is next for this franchise?

This franchise is on upward curve, we went from the underdogs with a resolute Defense and no offence, to statistically one of the best defensive and offensive teams this season. We came up against a better team in the playoffs but there weren’t many of them in the league this year and that came after one off season of us structuring this team for the future. We have a lot of young, talented players developing as our core and if we strengthen and support that core, that upward curve should continue.

What lead to your down fall in this game? How do you recover from it?

Honestly, I don’t know where that first half performance came from. They caught us cold from the kick off and it seemed to really get in our heads and they ran away with the game in the first half. When you have a team with as good a Defense as St Paul does, you give them a lead to defend and it puts so much more pressure on our offence, and unfortunately we did that within seconds of the game starting. I think you saw a better reflection of how our teams stack up against one another in the third quarter and onwards. We failed as a whole, yes we could not break through them often enough offensively, but we also gave up two full field drives that lead to touchdowns and allowed them to get into FG territory far too often. We never really seemed to gain control over field position. St Paul deserve a lot of credit bough, no one has done that to us this season. Despite five losses, you could look at those games and say we were never really ‘beaten’ but we sure as hell were tonight.

Do you expect to make major changes in the off-season, what major changes could we see?

We don’t have any plans for a major reshuffle but there certain areas of the team we need to re-evaluate.

When you look back at this moment in 10, 20 years... what will you remember most?

I will remember the emerging talents and the dominant performances we put out through this season. I think this has been a franchise defining year for Miami and a career defining season for me. I am not worried about this being one of those ‘it was our chance’ seasons.

Anymore questions?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 25, 2018, 11:30:25 AM

 
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our passing offense was exposed as an Achilles heel... And we paid for it in the worst way possible.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 25, 2018, 11:55:54 AM
The offense we have been aware of for most of the season, we just need more weapons, someone we can reliably look to when our running game is faltering. What I found more alarming is us giving up 90+yard kick returns in back to back games. Any significant reason you can see for our below par defensive performance against STP?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 25, 2018, 05:54:27 PM
 
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Special teams is a really grey area in the league.  Tackles don't show up in the stats, it's almost like we can't see anything other than the yardage... BUT I can go in and look at our KR / PR defense and tell you who's out there.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 26, 2018, 02:32:59 PM
If we can review it in the off-season, we'll hold off until then. I think we all know where to improve, so I don't think there is anything left to discuss so I best have a chat with out owner, see how he is taking the loss.

Thanks Coach.

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Selina, can you inform Mr Freeman I'm available now.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 27, 2018, 04:52:51 PM
 
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GM Garcia!  When this season started, I only wanted two big things.. To improve and to compete for the playoffs. 

We absolutely did both of those things this year!

I know I wanted to hold the Florida Cup on our home-field, but all things considered we were an amazing team this year, and you are a major part of that.

I am happy to know we have a strong future ahead of us, and that is why I want to extend an offer to you, a guarantee of 3 more seasons here in Miami. 

If you accept, you will be guaranteed an extra $3MM in bonus funds each season.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 28, 2018, 04:00:35 PM
 
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

We have $57.5MM available on the S11 Salary cap, We have $18.25MM Available in Bonus Pool Money


We have $7.5MM in Off-Season Bonus Money that will be forfeited if not spent prior to the start of the S11 Draft.


We have the following Open Roster Spots:

2 RB
1 WR
1 OT
1 OC
1 DT
1 LB
1 SS
4 FLEX

4 Minor League Roster Spots


1 DC
1 MC (Minor League Coach)
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 29, 2018, 07:14:12 AM
Thanks, Selina, I have reached out to the owner, so I look forward to working with you for another three seasons! Can you please arrange a meeting with Coach Patricia.

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Coach, last we talked you wanted to table talks for the offseason. I see you as a big part of the Miami franchise, so I am very keen on extending your stay. However, I would understand if you are looking for that step up to a head coach role. Could I offer a one-year extension at $5mm?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2018, 02:26:49 PM
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I am talking with a few other teams, but so far no one has offered me a head coaching job.  There are still a couple of HC opening out there though, so until they are filled I can not commit to a contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 29, 2018, 02:34:18 PM
Understandable Coach.

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Selina, can you arrange a meeting with Jim Bond please.

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Mr Bond, I want to retain your services in the newly titled Minor League coach role, 3 year contract at $2MM is the offer.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2018, 03:41:34 PM
 
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I'll only sign on for a year at a time, unless you double your price.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 29, 2018, 04:37:49 PM
I'll take you on that one year contract Jim, and hopefully get you a QB or two to truly with down at Boca Raton.

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Selina, can you arrange an interview with Richard McKenzie please.

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Mr McKenzie, we are interviewing for our vacant Defensive Co-ordinator position. I believe you are D-line specialist, but can you tell more about yourself and what direction you would take our defense here in Miami.

Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2018, 05:00:43 PM
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I was a DE by trade, and I knew my mess.. So I'm a guy who believes in generating a great pass rush, so I work on hands, agility, speed, strength... All position-training based training, that's the most important thing to me for a defense, being able to master your position and knowing it inside and out.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 29, 2018, 05:09:56 PM
We have one of the better defenses in the league statistically speaking, but where would you want improvements? Where do you feel we can do better?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 29, 2018, 08:03:56 PM
 
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Well to be honest, I don't know everything there is to know about your team, but from what I saw it seemed like Special teams and offense were your problems.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 30, 2018, 08:55:40 AM
Thanks, Mr. McKenzie we will be in touch.

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Selina, can you get a message to Coach Patricia that we are willing to up our offer to $6MM to see him back at Miami for the next season if his search for an HC position has not been fruitful. Meanwhile, I will have a further look at the other candidates available.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 30, 2018, 02:17:47 PM
HE SIGNS
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on September 30, 2018, 04:15:06 PM
Great, I will get the paperwork arranged.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on September 30, 2018, 05:06:39 PM
 
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Happy to stay with this staff another year.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 12, 2018, 03:56:47 AM
Selina, can we get Maria Crews representation on the line please.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2018, 12:27:46 PM
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GM Garcia... love the hat!  Lets get Maria's historic contract signed!  We're looking for 4 years, 5MM, and 1MM in signing bonus, and since we're going a million below market value right now, we'd like the deal to be fully guaranteed.  OR if you'd rather, we'd like 5+2 instead if you're not comfortable with the guarantee.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 12, 2018, 01:01:33 PM
Ms Molina that is exactly the contract I had in mind, I will have the paperwork arranged immediately. You can be assured that your client will be in our PR campaigns for the upcoming season also.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2018, 01:28:03 PM
 
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Perrrfect!  Always a pleasure, love!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 12, 2018, 03:16:42 PM
And you.

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Selina, can you get Maria Crews on the line please.

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Maria, welcome to the Killer Whales, we were very excited that you were still available when our turn to pick came around. I think we have a great set up here to let you shine!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2018, 03:18:23 PM
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I want to thank you for putting your faith in me. I got a shit load of respect for your coaching staff after going through the draft process and getting to know them, and being home in Florida means a lot.. I am going to give it all I've got to prove I belong here.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 12, 2018, 03:26:38 PM
The interview with our coaching staff really sold us on you being a potential Killer Whale, you are exactly the type of player and personality we want here in Miami, I'm sure you will fit right and it won't be long before you have proven your worth.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 12, 2018, 03:27:12 PM
 
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Thank you again.  I'm ready to get to work and learn the playbook.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 12, 2018, 03:39:48 PM
Until we meet again Maria. I'll let you enjoy the rest of your night!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 13, 2018, 01:42:32 AM
Selina, can you get me the reprsentatives for Joe Bankston please.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2018, 05:40:22 PM
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Show me the money.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 13, 2018, 06:27:17 PM
Mr Ames, we want to give your client a clear path toward a WR1 spot within our team, so we would be looking at four/five year contract, with the salary at $2MM.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2018, 06:30:44 PM
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So... you want him as your #1 Receiver on #4 Receiver money?  Odd.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 13, 2018, 06:35:11 PM
I am sorry, I wasn’t clear in what I was saying. We know Joe is an ambitious guy, and we feel our set up would allow him the platform to reach that goal over time. This is why we are looking for a long term contract, the figure offered was the rate being paid to players drafted at this stage. We are willing to up it to $2.5 on a four year contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2018, 06:39:24 PM
 
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We'll sign for 4 years at $2.5MM.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 13, 2018, 06:45:22 PM
We will get the paperwork arranged. Thanks for your time David.

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Selina, can you get me the representative for Eugene Huerta. Thanks.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2018, 06:51:16 PM
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hola, señor Garcia, mi nombre es Francisco Bien.   I represent señor Huerta.

We are looking for a 4 year contract, valued at $4MM per season. That can be spread across signing bonus and salary, of course.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 13, 2018, 07:08:10 PM
Hola senor Bien. We were looking to match the contract we just signed with a player drafted higher than your client. However, we could look to increase this to the $3.5MM mark if we got a longer contract on he table.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 13, 2018, 07:33:52 PM
 
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I understand where you are coming from but Eugene is unlike other players in this round.  He has a lucrative contract on the table to play on the International Circuit with the Spanish National team that is actually 4 years and $8MM..

So if you want him, you'll need to give us the 4 years and $4MM he wants to stay in America.  Bien?
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 14, 2018, 05:06:50 AM
We like Huerta and want to see him here in Miami, so we will agree to the contract on this occasion. Hope to do business with you again, and keep this conversation in mind when we do. Adios.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 14, 2018, 05:28:38 AM
Selina, can you get me Joe Bankston on the line.

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Joe! Welcome to the Killer Whales. We are very excited to have you be a part of our offensive unit, and I wanted to reassure you that we will do everything possible to make your transition to the area as comfortable as possible.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2018, 11:08:27 AM
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I appreciate that dude.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 14, 2018, 12:55:14 PM
At least the weather shouldn't too much of a change for you to handle. See you soon Joe, enjoy your night.

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Selina, can you get Eugene Huerta on the line.

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Eugene, welcome to Miami!
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2018, 01:24:07 PM
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I'm really looking forward to taking over as the future of this franchise.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 14, 2018, 01:40:53 PM
The platform is there for you to do it Eugene, we have a good set-up, and with Trevor Jose as a specialized coach working with you guys, I'm looking forward to seeing what you can achieve with us.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2018, 01:47:18 PM
 
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Absolutely. This is the team I wanted to play for in the HIFL, so I'm glad it's happening.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 14, 2018, 02:40:52 PM
As we are! Pleasure talking with you Eugene, I will let you enjoy the rest of your evening. See you at training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 14, 2018, 05:55:10 PM
 
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Orale, see you there.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 16, 2018, 04:11:18 PM
See you there Eugene.

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Selina, can you get the representative for Earl Brand on the line please. Thanks.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: Talon on October 16, 2018, 08:57:48 PM
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Show me the money... and while we're talking, lets talk about a new deal for Justin Haas as well.
Title: Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
Post by: GM Garcia on October 17, 2018, 02:35:03 AM
3 years $1.25MM for Brands.

For Haas, 3 years $5.75MM & $1.25MM.