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Title: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 02, 2016, 05:46:58 PM

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Team Information
City: Seattle, Washington
Conference:  Western
Division: North
Team Owner: Arnold Reigns
Team Secretary: Starr Bucks


Official Colors:

Navy (#0C2340)
Green (#78BE20)

Team History:
The Seattle Rhinos 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.
After a disaster season in S9, the team elected to re-brand as the Seattle Lumberjacks to distance themselves from the stigma of the Rhinos after GM Eddie Phoenix was murdered by disgruntled former quarterback Charles Todd.

2014: 9-7
2015: 11-5
2016: 4-12


Season 8: 4-12 [GM Phoenix]
Season 9: 4-12 [GM Phoenix/GM Jon]


Playoff Appearances:
2014: American Premier League Champions
2015: Conference Champions



RETIRED NUMBERS:
None





 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 03, 2016, 12:47:10 AM
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! I TOLD YOU, I'D BE BACK! 

HE-YAH! I YAM!!!!! BACK TO TAKE OVA' DA CHOPPA!!!! WE ARE READY! WE ARE GOING TO DO IT AND DO IT NOW!!!!!


...IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR DA JOB HE-YAH DEN YOU JUST HAVE TO CONVINCE ME YOU ARE BETTA' AT GETTING TO DA CHOPPA THAN WHOEVER I DECIDE TO HIYA, AS DA HEAD COACH!  YAAHHHHHHHHHHH.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Black Death on August 06, 2016, 02:05:11 AM
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Mr. Reigns , GM Black Death here. I am interested in your job opening , I feel you are going need someone at the role of GM that going to help your team grow.  HIFL is a different league than APL and your coach is going to need to focus on coaching.  It just too many duties for him and feel it going to hurt your team in growth.  I know my reputation is not great , I left my last job to do to severe illness , I am better now and looking to help a team become dominant  in this league. I believe i can help this team win if I am given the chance
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2016, 02:09:59 AM
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  I HAVE HIRED A COACH ON THA TEAM BECAUSE I TRUST HIM TO WORK AS A GEEE EMMMM

PLEASE COME BACK NEXT SEASON IF YOU WANT TO APPLY!  WE HAVE ALREADY BEGUN OUR OFF-SEASON WITH OUR CURRENT STAFF!  GET TO THA CHOPPPAAAAAAA!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 29, 2016, 03:24:45 PM
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GM ADAM WRONG, WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU DA SPOT ON OUR TEAM AS DA NEW GEEEE EM!!!!! DO YOU WANT TO GET TO DA CHOPPA?!!!!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 02, 2016, 12:16:24 AM
...or not?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 02, 2016, 12:47:28 AM
SEATTLE WILL GO BACK TO RUNNING ITS OWN TEAM THIS SEASON
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2016, 05:27:51 PM

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Here is our team information after training camp.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2016, 09:27:40 PM
Good evening Mr. Reigns, First let me say this is exactly what I needed a fresh start. The start of new era, one which I expect to succeed at the highest level and put Seattle on the HIFL map.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2016, 10:46:41 PM
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GEE EEEEM PHOENIX!!! Be Sure to make the proper mathematical adjustments to your team sheet to account for the trade of the O'Shea and Rose! No mistakes!!!  GET TO DA CHOPPA!!!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 01, 2016, 11:07:44 PM
Definitely will, I'll get started

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Ms. Bucks, first let me introduce myself, I am GM Phoenix and it's my pleasure to be working with you. I get to business quick so pardon my candor but can you tell me how much money we have in salary and Pr after swapping Rose for O'Shea
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 01, 2016, 11:53:57 PM
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One second..


STARR WALKS AWAY AND RETURNS WITH A CALCULATOR AND A COPY OF EACH TEAM SHEET

Here ya go.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 03, 2016, 08:58:59 AM
Ok, so I crunched the numbers I got 45.25 M in salary and 9.75 in PR, am I right?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 03, 2016, 04:28:03 PM
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45.25MM and 5.75MM in PR.  The 4MM of Sam Rose comes with his contract.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 04, 2016, 10:20:00 AM
Thank you Ms. Bucks, you are the absolute best at what you do, Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham

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Coach, finally we get to talk. I apologize, I came right in and after the talk with Reigns I got started on crunching numbers. I have a few questions so we are on the same page. This is your team first and foremost.
So I ask, after watching training camp where are our strengths and weaknesses?

Can we benefit from any specific position battles?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 04, 2016, 11:04:59 AM
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Our depth at receiver and talent at Quarterback are big strengths, plus Tubbs and Arreola on the offensive line are great players.

Our corners are our biggest weakness, Lambert is our best, but he is really a 2 or even 3 at best, but we can't do much about it this year.

I think our WR spots will be up for grabs outside of Dorian Chriscoe, who is clearly our top option.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 05, 2016, 12:12:39 PM
Great to know, looks like we have a good foundation moving forward. I'll let you get back to business coach.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Harris and coach Goodman and assistant coach Johnson

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Coaches, wanted to introduce myself before we get into the games. Coach Graham told me about our strengths and weaknesses. He spoke about how besides Chriscoe that our WR core will figure itself out. I'm looking to establish a bit more consistency in our offense. Coach Graham also spoke about us being thin at CB. With that said I want to utilize my skills as a GM and your skills as coaches to the best of our ability so this is what I am thinking,

First from you coach Harris is there two particular WR's you would like to see battle it out for the #2 spot and do we have a slot receiver you prefer?

Second, coach Goodman, I see our corners can use some help. Not looking to make any drastic changes until we see what we really have but what do you think about adding some depth and bringing in a few practice squad corners to see if anything comes from there?

Third, coach Johnson I wanted to know which side of the ball do you specialize in, defense or offense?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 01:42:29 PM
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Irwin is a natural slot guy, so I think he should be the slot option, but I think in the base set, he should be competing with Craven and Fox for the #2 spot..

 

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Hilton and Scott are the only two corners even remotely worth bringing in but I'm not convinced they would be better than who we have already, Corner is a premium and not many teams are looking to move one.

 

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I am a recently retired Strong Safety, so I work the defensive secondary, boss..

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 05, 2016, 02:03:48 PM
Wonderful input gentlemen.

Coach Johnson you are going to love working with Sam Rose as I know he will love learning from you

Coach Harris, we will see that battle in the preseason

And, coach Goodman, I'll bring one of those if not both in just to have some depth, it's a long season and you never know what diamond we can find in the rough.


Thank you gentlemen, I look forward to working with all of you once the season starts. Your input is invaluable. I'll let you men get back to work.
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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Molina on the line please

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Agent Molina, good day, if your client Eric Scott is still available and interested I would like to make him part of the Seattle Reign. I interested in signing him to the practice squad for 250k.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 05, 2016, 02:43:06 PM
Excuse me Agent Molina for that hiccup, you can see where Reign and Rhino can get confused. I meant Seattle Rhinos, There's no such thing as Seattle Reign, my apologies. I would like to bring your client into the Rhinos for practice squad at 250k
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 09:04:54 PM
AMBER MOLINA DECLINES YOUR OFFER
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 05, 2016, 09:25:19 PM
Agent Molina, are you declining the amount or the fact that he would be on the practice squad?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 10:16:38 PM
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We are not interested in the pay, or the practice squad..

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 05, 2016, 11:14:52 PM
Ok, I hope he finds a home. Good night.

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Ms. Bucks, agent Crain and I have a good working relationship, can you send a memo to him regarding the availability of any of his CB clients that might be available and willing to sign a 500k offer to our practice squad.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2016, 11:53:24 PM
 
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Sorry sir, but that is not how we do business here.  We don't blanket offer jobs.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2016, 06:11:57 AM
Understood, thank you Ms. bucks
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 06, 2016, 10:53:51 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me Sam Rose

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Sam, finally I get to speak to you since we got here. If what I heard was true I am truly touched by your loyalty. I think we both needed a fresh start and when I heard I got to bring you with me I was damn near speechless. Thank you and I can't wait until the fans see what a true talent you are. How do you feel about this fresh new start?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2016, 11:13:41 PM

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Man, I was sent here so that Seattle would take you on, it wasn't that I was brought with you... I hate being moved, but since I got love for you I'm going to give it my best to make Seattle my new home.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2016, 10:15:34 AM
I respect that and I appreciate your honesty and dedication. Thank you. I'll let you get back to work.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2016, 11:48:56 AM
Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Goodman

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Coach, I want to know your thoughts on our a few things, being new here and having just stepped in after training camp I would like to get some information about our defense alignment and our linebackers.

First, what defensive scheme do you see us running this season?

second, Who is our strongest LB?

third, Who is our fastest LB?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2016, 08:10:35 PM
 
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Our scheme was listed on the team report, we run a 4-3 defense. 

Sammy Davis is our fastest linebacker and the strongest is James Gomez.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2016, 08:46:58 PM
Is there any dead weight you think we could shed or should we just go and play out the season and see what we got?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 07, 2016, 10:34:43 PM
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There is nothing on the free agent wire that makes me think we should cut anyone.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 07, 2016, 10:55:36 PM
Thank you coach. Your input is the most important thing. I'll let you get back to work.



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 08, 2016, 06:41:40 AM
Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Harris, thank you.

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Coach, we are near ready to get this preseason going. I believe that if we have a solid special teams unit it can make a big difference. With that said,

First, who are our top 3 fastest players

Second, which two players would you consider for PR and KR
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2016, 10:53:51 PM
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Chriscoe, Craven, and Irwin are our fastest players...  As for Kick and Punt Returns, I'd think a young guy like Clemente Williams, or Irwin/Craven, any of those guys can do the job.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 11, 2016, 11:16:13 PM
Awesome coach Harris, thank you, I'll get things going.




Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2016, 06:17:05 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham

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Coach I got some ideas for the preseason games and tell me which you like more if not all

first idea, I think for the preseason we should go for it every time we have a fourth and 4 and shorter just to see how we respond

second idea, all starters the first game, all back ups the second

or the third idea, Blitz nearly 90 percent first game and drop back nearly 90 percent the second game

which of those do you think we should experiment with just for preseason?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2016, 10:06:06 PM
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Well I can't actually set a number to go along with going for it on 4th down, I wish i could, but I cant... I like the 3rd option best, lets blitz heavy and then play coverage and see what we do better.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 12, 2016, 11:26:50 PM
Excellent coach, I want to thank you for all your input, you have made my transition go very smoothly. I look forward to all of us working together this season. I'll let you get back to work.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me CB Higgins please


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Mr. Higgins, it's a pleasure to meet one of my captains. I know you are a busy man so I won't waist time with small talk. I would like to talk to your about something. Things were put in place before I showed up and I was wondering how you felt. I know you were brought in for 1 year and then the captain label was put on you. Now the last time I worked with a talented CB like yourself he was not happy about being the captain especially since he wasn't told about it. He didn't want people looking at him for answers. He just wanted to play his game and concentrate on being the best. That year he went on to become the HIFL interception leader. So I ask you, do you feel like the captain label would suit someone else better. I am one hundred percent fine if you wanted to concentrate solely on your game to try and become as marketable as possible in the off season.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2016, 11:58:50 AM
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I'm perfectly happy being a veteran leader for this team, don't sweat it man.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 13, 2016, 12:33:00 PM
That's what I like to hear from my veterans. I love players who have no ego's and are all about the team and leadership. Great to have you aboard Higgins. I'll let you get back to work.

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Ms. Bucks, please inform the team we are just about ready to get things going. If anyone has any questions, issues or suggestions please have them come to my office or call me. If not then I should be ready with the paper work in the next 24 hours.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2016, 01:13:11 PM
THE TEAM IS READY WHEN YOU ARE
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 14, 2016, 11:55:03 PM
"Gentlemen, here we are, ready to make a mark on the HIFL. Before I let you men go out there and do what i know you will do, here are two things to know about rhinos, Rhinos are known for their tough skin and their resiliency to keep charging forward. We are going to have to demonstrate those qualities if we want to make our mark this season. Let's go, RAGING RHINO! RAGING RHINO!, RAGING RHINO!"


PREASEASON STRATS

GAME 1 @ St. Paul
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
-Run/Pass : 30/70
-Blitz Ratio: 90%
- Depth Chart Changes: WR1 Dorian Chriscoe , WR 3 Earl Craven, WR 2 Dale Irvin KR Clemente Williams, PR Earl Craven, OLB 1 Sammy Davis, OLB 2 Raymond Roby, ILB 1 James Gomez, ILB 2 Ronald O'Conner, ILB 3 Ronald O'Conner, CB 1 Mark Lambert, CB 2 Christopher Higgins, CB 3 Tom Thibodeaux, CB 4 William Flannery

GAME 2 vs Music City
- Player Rotation: Balanced
-Tempo: Balanced
-Run/Pass : 50/50
-Blitz Ratio: 10%
- Depth Chart Changes: WR1 Dorian Chriscoe , WR 2 Dale Irvin, WR 3 Earl Craven, KR WR 2 Dale Irvin, PR Clemente Williams, OLB 1 Sammy Davis, OLB 2 Ronald O'Conner, OLB 3 Ronald O'Conner, ILB 1 James Gomez, ILB 2 Raymond Roby 


LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 16, 2016, 11:24:21 PM
S8 PRE-SEASON RESULTS

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1. How did it feel to be traded away from Orlando a year after guiding the team to the playoffs?
2. How do you avoid making similar mistakes in Seattle that you did in Orlando?
3. How did you feel about the pre-season?
4. Who is the one player you believe needs to "step up" to help this team perform at its best?
 


 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2016, 08:35:08 AM


First question, Well it was bitter sweet. It seemed like when I arrived in Orlando I was always trying to wipe away all remanence of the previous GM. I think I got so caught up into making that team %100 my entire brain child and I didn’t take a step back and let things play out. Well, first it’s bitter because I know I left behind a real good team and would have loved to see this season play out. It’s also very sweet because I always love the challenge and I needed a fresh start. I wore out my welcome in Orlando and I needed a clean slate where I could be the best GM I can after a rough two years in which I really learned about myself. Lets not misinterpret anything here, I am here now and I have the same expectations and even more desire to win now that I am here in Seattle. In all Honesty.You are going to see a different GM Phoenix.


The second question, I just have to take my time and have patience. Let things play out and concentrate solely on what I was brought in to do. Put the players in place and let them play, give them time to gel and let the coaching staff do their job.


To answer the third question, I thought it was informative and very encouraging. We have some talent on this team and I can’t wait for these men to display it. This preseason probably was one of the best I have had as far as really learning about the type of team we have and how we should go about coaching them and preparing them. A lot of spots were filled by some amazing play and a lot of spots have shown that we might need to really concentrate on supporting those players in those spots.



And the last question I will say this, for us to be successful we need to understand that these men are all playing with one another for the first time, so I would say as a whole the entire team and staff needs to step up. It wouldn’t be fair to put that on one player. These men are all coming together for the first time. There needs to be a gelling period, we don’t know who needs to step up. I mean look at the preseason, rookies did exceptionally well, third year guys found there footing, veterans are showing great play and leadership, you can't ask for anything more. But I will answer your question, the one person who needs to step up is…..ME! I need to become a GM and stop trying to coach, stop trying to be a psychologist and stop trying to fix problems that don’t exist. I need to step up and be the very best GM I could be and get out my own way.

If there are no more questions I am eager to talk to the coaching staff about what they saw this preseason.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 17, 2016, 09:58:29 AM
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The regular season is here, time to get to work.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 17, 2016, 05:54:30 PM
Coach, I felt like the preseason was very telling for both our offense and defense.

Who were you most impressed with on both sides of the ball?

Who are you worried about on both sides of the ball?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2016, 12:09:11 AM
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Earl Craven impressed me on offense, 9 catches for 232 yards and 2 TDs, that's great production.  On defense Sammy Davis' 10 tackles and 3 sacks were great to get early in the season. I expect a good year from him.

Vern Fox on offense wasn't nearly as impactful as I expected and Scott Brent disappeared on us on defense..

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2016, 03:20:36 PM
Great points coach, let me ask you,

Do you feel we should be more aggressive and blitz more often or do you think we should balance it a bit more?

Seeing what we did on offense do you like a more heavy passing approach or balanced approach?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2016, 10:06:54 PM
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I don't think we need to blitz 90% of the time, but I don't want to play coverage 90% of the time either.  We produced pressure when when only rushing 3 or 4, so that is encouraging.

Kirby ran well when we didn't run much, he had that nice yards per carry average, but struggled in the game with a larger load, but that was also against a much better defense with Music City.  ...so it's up to you.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2016, 10:14:55 PM
So I'm thinking we play and set our strategy according to the team we are playing to expose their weaknesses. We can run it that way for the first quarter of the season to see what we get from it, what do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2016, 10:21:00 PM
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Makes sense to me, but I'm not going to be rattling off to you each teams strengths and weaknesses every week, so it will take some homework.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2016, 10:46:25 PM
That I know, it's something I will take seriously. I know now what I have to do to get to the next step. Thank you coach, I'll let you get started on this weeks preparation.

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Ms. Bucks can I speak to our QB Charles Todd please

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Mr. Todd, you had one hell of a preseason. I called you in here to pick your brain about some things.

First, do you prefer to sling it or would you rather dink and dunk?

Second, do you prefer Craven as your slot or your number #2?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2016, 10:48:40 PM
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Accuracy is my strength, and making the smart throw, so I prefer to pick a defense a part vs. just dropping bombs.  I like Craven on the outside, I think he's a strong option.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 18, 2016, 11:05:13 PM
Great information, that will help in setting our strategy going forward, We plan to play according to our opponent so knowing your preference is a plus? Thank You Mr. Todd. I'll let you go back to preparing for the upcoming week, we got a big first home game this week against KC to get our season off on the right foot.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me DC Goodman

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Coach we have a home game against KC, I believe they are starting a player I am very familiar with who once started for me in Orlando, I know what he is capable of which puts us in the best position. But we watched him play last year and in preseason. What defense would you dial up for an aging QB whose better days are behind him. Should we sit back with pressure from 3 or 4 guys and hope to pick him off or should we pressure him into making mistakes with a bunch of blitzes?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 19, 2016, 10:21:33 AM
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If you trust our corners to hold their own, then blitzing more will be good, but if they can't win one-on-one, we'll be setting ourselves up for failure.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 19, 2016, 12:33:09 PM
The question coach Goodman is, do you trust our corners against a deep ball Qb whose better days are behind him?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2016, 01:05:48 PM
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Maybe.  Its week one, I don't know.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 20, 2016, 02:31:28 PM
Thank you, Did you see anything in practice and or this preseason that you would like to change or address personal or depth chart wise?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2016, 08:16:15 PM
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No, I would say we have our ideal line ups in place.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 20, 2016, 09:05:58 PM
Thank you coach, I'll let you get started on prep

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham

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Coach, I was about to start wrapping things up until an ESPN news story broke, word came out that we might be able to acquire a particular player to play on the part of our team that needs a bit of help. The only issue is that it will probably cost a first round pick. I know you know who it is, it's all over the television and the news feed. Do you think it's worth kicking the tires on a possible acquisition with week 1 approaching?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 20, 2016, 09:43:17 PM
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...We're in a private setting, you can say Maxley's name to me without worrying about tampering buddy... but if we can land him, I say we go for him, he's a star in the making.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 21, 2016, 07:57:19 AM
Well, the tires were kicked coach but the asking price was just a bit to steep for what we are trying to build here but at least now I know that you are in for making big moves this year, that's good to know. Thanks Coach, I'll let you continue preparations as I start to lock things up.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me OC coach Harris

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Coach before I lock in I was wondering do you feel comfortable with our current offensive game plan. After watching the preseason and now knowing that Todd likes to dink and dunk his way down the field I got questions

First, Are you comfortable with our offense as it is?

second, considering we got decent play from our RB spot, would you like a more pass heavy offense or balanced?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 22, 2016, 09:02:16 PM
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I don't want to change anything, lets leave it alone and run a good balanced offense.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 27, 2016, 11:24:41 AM
OK, Great Coach

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GAME 1 vs KC
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
-Run/Pass : Coach Decision
-Blitz Ratio: 65%
- Depth Chart Changes:
WR1 Dorian Chriscoe , WR 2 Dale Irvin , WR 3 Earl Craven,
KR Clemente Williams, Earl Craven
PR Earl Craven, Clemente Williams
OLB 1 Sammy Davis, OLB 2 Raymond Roby,
ILB 1 James Gomez, ILB 2 Ronald O'Conner, ILB 3 Ronald O'Conner,
CB 1 Mark Lambert, CB 2 Christopher Higgins, CB 3 Tom Thibodeaux, CB 4 William Flannery

All other depth chart positions decided by the coaches.

Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 28, 2016, 08:08:16 PM
S8 WEEK 1 RESULTS

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


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

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 29, 2016, 09:48:05 PM
(Eddie Sits)

Well, I'm sure you are waiting for my thoughts so here they are

first, Game one is always telling as to what we need to do better. Again, this team is learning how to play with one another and it will take time. Do I think we could have won this game, absolutely, hell, I thought we were going to win hands down. For the most part it looked that way but we have to learn how to finish and that is part of the growing pains, we'll get there.

Now, I saw some good, Craven once again is lighting it up helping us have a dangerous special teams attack. I think our WR core is solid. Our running game paces us, so that's good. I think our front line on defense put some pressure on the QB, I mean we got to him 3 times and from everywhere, and of course Rose got a sack of his own and we got 10 tackles from Gomez who is playing light out right now.

Ok, now the part as to why we lost. Interceptions are part of the game. When you throw the ball like Todd throws it, things will happen and I'll never point any fingers at mistakes when they come from an efficient attack. Mistakes are mistakes but we can't have interceptions turn into points for the other team. And we have to get better on third down, 3 for 10 is not a formula for success. For the most part our defense only gave up two TD's but we allowed them to get in position for what felt like a million field goals ontop of am extra point we missed that absolutely can't happen. I think we could have done a better job overall, we allowed way to many big plays to a QB who was looking for a job last week and didn't get enough big plays on our side.

These are all part of the growing process and the gelling process between guys who haven't played with one another. Week one is in the books boys and now we look forward to week 2 and we get another home game against Rapid City, a team most of you have already crowned. So we get to test ourselves. We know their strengths and weaknesses and will get ready accordingly.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 29, 2016, 10:29:36 PM
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...Well, not how we wanted to start out.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 30, 2016, 12:37:47 AM
I hear you but that is because we have such high expectations. We have to give this team time to gell. So tell me coach,

What is your assessment about our offensive strategy and how our offense performed this past week?

Any changes you think we should make immediately either to our depth chart or run/pass attack?



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2016, 12:52:05 AM
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Most coaches in this league are going to tell you this answer, so please listen.

ONE WEEK does not give enough sample size to determine if we are doing things right or wrong.  Do these assessments quarterly, or something and you might get a better response.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 30, 2016, 01:07:15 AM
Got you, I'll be more direct. I thought putting Craven in at the three would expose their linebackers which I thought was a weakness for them. Though he got a TD he only had 4 receptions for 37 yards, maybe he would be better at the two, your thoughts.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2016, 05:22:57 PM
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... Do what you want, but I say don't change anything after ONE week.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 30, 2016, 05:59:49 PM
OK coach, thank you for your patience. I am just trying to put this team in it's best position and this is a learning moment for me. Normally this is where I would change something and everyone would be wondering "What the hell" But I vowed to be a different GM so I will take your advice and keep it the same. Thank you coach. Before you go coach let me ask, 

Did you notice any player that might not be in the best of moods that maybe a positive meeting with them could improve their their attitude and lift their spirits.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 30, 2016, 08:29:30 PM
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Everyone is pretty good right now, it's still early in the season.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on December 31, 2016, 04:15:01 PM
great, I'll let you get ready coach.

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Ms Bucks, can you get me DE A.Reyes

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Good day Reyes, just wanted to say that I saw you have an amazing preseason and I am excited to see how well you do this season. I wanted to let you know how important you are to this teams success on the interior. Your leadership, skills and experience is critical to our defense.  If there is anything you need just let me know.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2017, 01:24:02 PM
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Thanks boss, appreciate knowing my veteran experience is appreciated and valued..

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 01, 2017, 03:07:30 PM
absolutely and I can't wait to see what you do this week. I'll let you get back to preparation as I start to lock this up.

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Ms. Bucks can I speak to WR E. Craven

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Craven, first let me say with what I have seen in preseason and week 1, if you keep this high level of play up you are going to show the HIFL what we already know, Earl Craven is one of the best play makers in the league. Your play on special teams is nothing short of brilliant. That type play is going to take Seattle far. I'm glad you are with us. If there is anything you need just let me know.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2017, 03:25:25 PM
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Thanks.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 01, 2017, 03:32:28 PM
Can't wait to see what you do out there this week. I'll let you get back to your preparation, have a great week.



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 01, 2017, 03:37:50 PM
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Thanks.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 01, 2017, 04:11:48 PM
Great, I'll let you get back to preparation

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(Eddie walks into the locker room)

Gentlemen, as each week passes we grow stronger. Not only as individuals but as a team. This week no one except us expects us to beat the the team coming into our house this week, Rapid City.

(Eddie walks to the board and puts up a piece of paper)

That right there gentlemen was an editorial before the season by one Rockwell Locke, he like many predicted us to finish dead last. Well gentlemen, the team we play this week they predicted to finish first.

I have always had one motto and it has worked,


Let's go shock the world!

 GAME 2 vs RC

- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo:Coaches Decision
-Run/Pass : Coach Decision
-Blitz Ratio: Coach Decision

- Depth Chart Changes:
KR 1 Earl Craven, KR 2 Clemente Williams

Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2017, 03:25:06 PM
S8 WEEK 2 RESULTS

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


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

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 02, 2017, 06:15:59 PM
Well, here here we are again and I guess all I can say is the same thing that is bothering me right now is the same thing giving me hope, being right there and not finishing. Look, our D-line did a bang up job of holding their running back under 100 yards. As a whole the defense only gave up two TD's and in this league as long as you don't make any mistakes you should be able to win with the other team only scoring two TD's but when you pepper in a barrage of Field goals, well there's the issue. We did a better job in the turnover department, we did better on third downs and as much as we like to control the pace, they made the plays when needed. We played a balanced game but just not an efficient enough game. When a team is 18/34 in completions we are going to punt a lot. We got to do a better job getting the ball down the field and giving our QB the targets and we have to get our RB up to at least 4 1/2 to 5 yards per carry. We do those two things and holding a team to a few TD's and some field goals shouldn't be the difference in winning and losing for us. We should be able to score with the best of them but that comes with being comfortable in your system and continuing to play hard for one another. It's part of the process, part of the growing pains, we'll get there. I can see the growth these last two games. They're getting it. We'll be fine. I trust my coaches to let me know when there are concerns. Like Coach Graham tells me, it's still to early to tell. Next week we go one more home game against Michigan before we go on the road. Michigan is another team like us. They have a lot of talent and have found a way to get their first win. Like them, I look forward to putting together a game plan to give these fans their first win.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2017, 10:27:14 PM
 
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Good presser.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 02, 2017, 10:34:37 PM
Thanks coach, just calling it like I see it. So not sure if two weeks is enough for you but

First, what did you take away from this weeks game?

Second, do you see any trends good or bad I should keep an eye on?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 02, 2017, 11:15:36 PM

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Our run game is struggling and so is our pass defense, but this team is an expansion club and is going to have big holes. 

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2017, 05:38:32 PM
I'll take all that into thought. Thanks coach, I'll let you start prepping for next week.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Campanelli

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Mr. Campanelli good to hear from you again, listen I have a sheet here I believe is updated, if so I would like to know if your client CB Marlon Bradshaw and FS Manuel Franks is still available. If they are I would like to sign them both to a 1 year deal at 1 Million dollars a piece.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 03, 2017, 08:46:36 PM
Sorry to waist your time Mr. C, I just found the updated information and see that they are signed. My Apologies.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2017, 09:14:01 PM
LIFE GOES ON
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2017, 08:15:30 PM
Ms Bucks can you get me Agent Leventhal and Molina please.

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Good evening, Mr. Leventhal and Ms. Molina, I know we haven't had the best relationship in the past and I accept all blame for my past erratic and questionable behavior. It was never personal I just became consumed with wanting to win that I didn't think things out. Well I am here in Seattle and I want to start fresh and I ask for one more opportunity to work with you and your clients. I think we should move on and I am ready to do future dealings. I now understand that we have here in this great league is not about one person and clearly isn't about me. I think for our future in this league and the future of the business, I hope you can look passed my mistakes and once again allow a business relationship to blossom. Thank you for your time and I hope you consider a future business relationship.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 08:38:08 PM
BOTH AGENTS CONSIDER YOUR OFFER OF PEACE... BUT LEAVE YOU IN MYSTERY
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 04, 2017, 09:35:01 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me QB Todd please

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Good evening Todd, I wanted to catch up with you as we go into our last home game before we hit the road. I wanted to pick your brain. In game one you were 21 for 38 and in game two you were 18 for 34. When I see that I can't help but wonder, maybe you can help me out. Why do you think there is such a gap between attempts and completions?

Is it lack of targets, Dropped passes or offensive the game plan?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2017, 11:45:12 PM
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I don't have a cool magical answer to give you. I don't know what the problem has been, new team, new players, getting to know my receivers and my offensive play caller... could just be that I ate too much popcorn and the ball slips off my fingers.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2017, 08:23:08 AM
OK, that is what I thought, it's good to know it's just a learning curve thing and not a mechanical thing. Thanks Todd, I'll let you get back to practice. 

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Goodman and Coach Harris

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Gentlemen, I called you in here to let you know that you have my upmost support and confidence in what you coaches are doing. I know there's a learning curve when playing with a new team and players that are coming together for the first time. So I want to ask;

Is there anyone on either side of the ball that can benefit from extra practice drills?

Do you think this team would benefit if we maybe did something for them like inviting them and all their families to a dinner to bring this team closer before we go on the road next week?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2017, 11:43:46 AM
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Possibly, It couldn't hurt at least.  As for extra practice time, I think we're working them pretty hard as it is.   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 05, 2017, 12:44:51 PM
Ok coach, Thanks for the input, I'l let you get back to preparing for this week.

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Depth Chart Changes:
WR1 Dorian Chriscoe , WR 2 Dale Irvin, WR 3 Earl Craven, WR4 Fox, WR 5 Bates

All other decisions to be made by coaches

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 12:50:14 PM
S8 WEEK 3 RESULTS

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


The Media waits for your thoughts on the game, recent news about your team (if any), and your place in the standings after 3 games.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2017, 03:23:40 PM
Look, I’m not going to lie, winning makes everything easier, it’s better to be 1-2 then 0-3,  but that’s not to say it’s time to relax. I think we are starting to put it together. We did what we have been doing every week we just did it more efficiently. Craven got hurt early and guys stepped up. Chriscoe showed everyone why he is our number 1 receiver. We also had some good contributions from Irwin and our TE Howerton. We once again got a steady and balanced performance from our Running game, Kirby is starting to heat up. He’s finding the holes. Frizzell had amazing kicking day hitting one beyond 50 yards which was awesome to watch. But let’s put the white hat on this week’s real heroes, our defense. I mean what can you say 9 sacks, 2 interceptions. That defensive performance was the best I have been a part of, I’m proud to call them our defense.  But now we must not let this get to our head. We need to build on it because we are yet to control the time of possession in any of our games and once again we did a poor job converting on third downs. Still in all a motivating win, a good one to leave the fans of Seattle with as we now travel to Tombstone who are 2-1 and just picked up a good win against a good Alabama team. Now we will test ourselves on the road.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 08:24:45 PM
 
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Alright, here we go. 

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2017, 11:23:31 PM
Good game plan coach, I see the balance game starting to pay off, we just got to figure out a way to convert on third down and I think we'll be fine. I'll let you get to prepping for next week. I'll get back to you before I lock in


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Ms. Bucks while looking over the roster I counted 38 men on the team, I know we can have forty, am I correct?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 07, 2017, 11:30:56 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 07, 2017, 11:48:41 PM
Thanks, can you get me coach Harris

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Coach, with Craven going down, is there a free agent WR you think could just step in so we aren't underhanded
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 12:01:34 AM
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Not really, the talent pool is pretty shallow.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 12:25:05 AM
OK, I'll see how this works, I really don't want to go underhanded into next weeks game, I'll let you get back to prepping.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Leventhal,

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Mr. Leventhal with the swoon of injuries to QB's and considering our back up went down for a few weeks I am interested in your client QB Earl Acker. I'm ready to offer him 1m for the rest of this season to play for Seattle.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 12:26:46 AM
DREW LEVENTHAL REFUSES TO ANSWER YOUR CALL HAVING PLEDGED TO NEVER WORK WITH YOU AGAIN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 12:53:10 AM
Wow, I thought our conversation earlier would have gave him a hint that I was ready to do things right. I guess that's that.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Scott Forrest


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Agent Forrest, I am looking to sign your QB Cristopher Paulsen for 1m for the remainder of the year to play for Seattle.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 11:58:04 AM
YOU HAVE A DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 01:43:28 PM
Great

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Crain

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Mr. Crain, I see you have a client currently on Orlando's practice squad, Robert Brown, I am ready to offer him 1m to be on our active roster for the remainder of the season.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 01:51:27 PM
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You have the funds, give us $2MM for the season and you've got a deal.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 01:56:35 PM
Well, we have always had a good business relationship so I don't see why I can't. You have a deal Mr. Crain. 2m for the remainder of the season for RB Robert Brown.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 02:00:00 PM
 
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Make it so.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 02:54:05 PM
Done, Great working with you

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham

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Coach, I just acquired a back up QB for worst case scenario and a player I saw tons of potential in that I signed when I was in Orlando to the practice squad. I was about to acquire a player who I think will fit in nicely in on our special teams. Now we travel to Tombstone, a team which I believe cold heartily we can beat if we play sound defense against Tibbets and Beck. Do you think we should zone our 4-3 package, play 4-3 heavy, play a 4-4 to contain any big plays or are you satisfied going as we are?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 03:28:44 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Andy Graham.jpg)

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Outside of you making depth chart changes, we can't really much of any of that, but if you want to tinker, you're the boss.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 03:45:49 PM
I'll let you guys do what you guys do best. You guys are the coaches, I trust your decisions. Thank you coach. I'll let you get ready

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Ms. Bucks can you get me WR Chriscoe

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I wanted to tell you that I was highly impressed with your game this past week, I have been waiting for you bust out and that is what you did. I believe if you build off that the rest of the season you can be a top 3 WR in this league. This week we play Tombstone who have two WR's everyone seems to talk about when they mention Tombstone. I believe you are better then both Beck and Tibbets, do you?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 04:04:20 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Dorian Chriscoe.jpg)

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I don't know any WR in the league named Beck, boss, so no doubt I'm better than him.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 08:54:36 PM
Regardless, I pronounced it wrong; Beck, Back, Buck, regardless of the WR or what his name sounds like I think you're better than him. I hope you think so too. Hell I hope you feel like the best WR in the league because I definitely think you are and I think with your play, you can show everyone else you are also.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 08, 2017, 09:35:02 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Dorian Chriscoe.jpg)

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Sweet, I appreciate that boss, you should get with my agent and make me the top paid WR.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 10:18:38 PM
Play like you did last week every week it will help us win games and it will also show in the numbers, do that and at the end of the season we will speak. I'll let you get back to prepping. Can't wait to see what you do this week.

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Ms. Bucks, if no one has anything to tell me or questions to ask I will be locking in soon.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 08, 2017, 11:18:52 PM

Blitz 55%

Depth Chart Changes
QB Almanza sits out
WR Craven sits out

WR 1 Chriscoe, WR 2 Irwin, WR3 Fox, WR 4 Bates
RB1 Kirby, RB2 Smith, RB 3 Williams, RB 4 Brown
KR 1 Robert Brown, KR 2 Irwin
PR 1 Robert Brown, PR 2 Irwin

Coaches make all other decisions

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 03:25:36 PM
S8 WEEK 4 RESULTS

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


The Media waits for your thoughts on the game, recent news about your team (if any), and how you grade yourself and your team after the first quarter of the season, who has been the team's MVP, and who needs to step up most going forward?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2017, 08:49:18 PM
I have no thoughts on the game, we didn't have two of our play-makers on the field. Miscommunication led to Chriscoe sitting out in which I hope to deal with his salary demands soon enough. Injuries sat out Craven, two big targets for Todd, we already struggle in the attempt completion department which showed in our 15 for 31, when you take those targets out the game that's not going to be good. As far as How I grade myself, well up to this Chriscoe ordeal I have not done what I would have in the past to this point, and let me tell you, there were some trades out there in which I had to lock myself in a room to keep away from to make sure this team has a future, so up to this point I think just because I didn't do what I would have, well, that is like an A for effort in my book. (Laughs to himself).

(Sips his water)

Team MVP?, Collectively the coaches, they have these guys playing and up to this last game this team has played very well in each game. They are putting us in position to win and as a team we just have to become more efficient with the game plan. As far as stepping up, I think I do. I need to make sure our players are taken care of and that there are no veils, I have to be transparent with my players which is why I am going to have a very positive meeting with Chriscoe once we are done.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 09:03:56 PM
"What lead to this confrontation with Dorian Chriscoe?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2017, 09:15:13 PM
It's something that is clearly my fault, I assumed we had an understanding and moved on with the weekly team dealings without making sure we were on the same boat, I take full blame and I look to rectify the issue, that is all I will say about that.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 09:39:09 PM
 
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You've got a mess to clean up, talk to me when it's done.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2017, 09:55:56 PM
absolutely coach.

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Ms. Bucks please get me Chriscoe, tell him it's of great importance concerning his contract in a good way.

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Chriscoe, I must apologize and please hear me out. Any player who has ever known me when it came to paying them knows I am not a coward. We had a communication breakdown. Please let me explain, I do believe you are one of the best WR's in the league but when you asked to be paid like one, I felt like letting you know we would speak in the off-season was a good sign. See I'm trying to be a different GM and not mettle in things like contracts during the season. I am trying to stay out the way for the future success of this franchise. I had no intention of blowing you off. I waited for you to get back to me for one hour and when you didn't I assumed that you had accepted that we would speak at the end of the season and I moved on because we were going away and I wanted to get a jump on the travel. Please forgive me for not coming back to you to make sure we were on the same page. You are one of the most important pieces to this team and I want to keep you here and if that means paying you so we can continue this journey together then I am willing to. Again, I apologize. I am all about transparency. I want to move forward and you are a part of this teams future success. The fans love you, the coaches love you, your team mates love you and I love what you bring to this team. Right now the top contract for a WR is 11 million I believe. I have no problems matching that and giving you 12 million to stay right here and make you the highest paid WR in the league for the duration of your contract as a Seattle Rhino. That is what you mean to me and this team. What do you say, can we put this behind us and move forward. We need you Dorian.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 11:01:44 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Dorian_Chriscoe.jpg)

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So you're saying 4 years, 12MM, and you'll up my PR to 1MM per season, starting right now?

If so call my agent and get it done.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2017, 11:13:54 PM
Done deal Dorian and I hope we can put everything behind us and keep working together to build this franchise. Now go shock the world.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 10, 2017, 11:27:39 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Dorian_Chriscoe.jpg)

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3 Fingers at a time my man.

 
DORIAN CHRISCOE FLASHES THE SHOCKER HAND SIGN AND LEAVES  
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 10, 2017, 11:50:11 PM
Ma. Bucks can you please get me David Ames on the line

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Agent Ames, Just wanted to let you know that I am going to restructure your client, Dorian Chriscoe's contract and make him the highest paid WR and pay him 12 million per with 1 million in PR for the duration of his contract starting now.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 12:09:10 AM
DAVID AMES IS HAPPY TO HEAR THE NEWS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2017, 01:26:26 PM
Ok, glad we could keep Chriscoe in Blue and green

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Coach Graham

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Coach, crisis averted, Chriscoe is all in and ready to make strides towards an all-pro year.Coach, we are a quarter of the way through and in the first few weeks the theme was "it's to early to tell" now with four games done, let me ask

First, do we need to make changes in our offensive philosophy

second, Do you think it's worth trading a draft pick to bring in talent or are you committed to building through the draft
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 01:48:50 PM
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There are no changes to make, and no I don't think its smart to throw away draft picks.  We need to build a young and talented team, and trading for over priced veterans who want to win.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2017, 02:26:02 PM
OK, I hear you loud and clear. From this point one we go with what we have and keep perfecting the system. Thanks coach. Let me ask, I know we are 1-3 but how is team morale?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 02:31:02 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Andy Graham.jpg)

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Not great.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2017, 03:09:52 PM
Besides winning, what else can be done to lift there spirits or is it just all about winning?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 03:11:52 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Andy Graham.jpg)

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Losing is the cause, so winning is the solution.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 11, 2017, 11:26:02 PM
understood, I just hope that the players see what we are trying to do here and believe in the system. Next week we have Oakland coming into our house. A team which I believe we can out gun but they don't give up much sacks, so we are going to have focus on getting pressure from our front and our defensive backfield. So, I'll stop wasting your time and let you start getting ready.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me our team captains

Walter Arreola
Raymond Roby
Bob Tubbs
Sammy Davis
Herbert Smith
Christopher Higgins

Gentlemen, first I must say you guys have been doing a great job week in and week out. That is the type of play that will allow us to put a string of wins together. Now, I called you in here because I know losing is not easy. Things are always better when there is winning taking place. I know losing drops team moral and just kills motivation and I know I caused a small distraction which was taken care of quickly. I want you guys to know as captains of this team every player from the rookies to the veterans look to you for leadership when the chips are down and right now they are down fellas. I don't believe they will stay that way because I can see the fire and passion out on that field week in and week out. I need you guys to try and just keep the teams spirit up with your leadership. Even veterans at times can get distracted with the losing. I believe that we can right this ship and surprise some people in the next string of games we got coming.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2017, 11:36:32 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Walter Arreola.jpg)

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Okay.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 12:13:07 AM
Wonderful, would any of you like some extra practice time to get some more work in?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 11:28:41 AM
 
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Hell no, we practice enough as is... The players union is always pushing for less practice.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 12:00:45 PM
that's why I asked, I want to be upfront before making any decisions, Thank you. I'll let you guys go back to preparations.

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Ms. Bucks can you get coach Harris
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Coach, with Craven still out which one of these has the best opportunity to step up in the KR/PR role; Brown, Irwin or Smith.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 12:42:49 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Jerry Harris.jpg)

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I would go with Brown, Smith is definitely too old.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 01:34:31 PM
Great, any trends you think we should consider paying attention to. I'm going to start the scouting process, can you in 1,2,3 order the positions in our offense you want us to improve on?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 01:55:24 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Jerry Harris.jpg)

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I'd say Tight End, WR2, and a solid back up offensive lineman..

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 02:05:34 PM
Great input coach. I have one more question before I let you go and start preparations on my end. QB Owen is out there, just released. I know we have three qb's on the roster, do you think it's worth cutting the last insurance I just signed to bring in Owen or is he too much of a distraction. I mean I wouldn't mind signing him to a long term deal to back up Todd or maybe even start at the end of the year if needed.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 02:11:49 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Jerry Harris.jpg)

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I don't think he would be very interested in our team, since it really is a project, being an expansion team, but if you wanted to... I know the guy from my time in the league and I don't know how responsive he'd be to my coaching, since we're the same age, basically..

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 02:15:28 PM
Very insightful and honest, thank you coach Harris. I'll let you start preparations for the week.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Goodman

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Coach, any trends you think we should consider paying attention to. I'm going to start the scouting process, can you in 1,2,3 order the positions in our defense you want us to improve on?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 02:25:10 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Lynn Goodman.jpg)

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  The Defensive line and cornerback both need young, talented players...

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 04:10:28 PM
Great input coach, thank you. I'll let you get back to preparations for this week. We need to focus on stopping big plays down field because we are going to have a challenge getting to their QB.

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Ms. Bucks, if no one has anything to ask or speak about I'll start getting ready for lock-ins.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 04:18:11 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Lynn Goodman.jpg)

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  We will do our best to stop the big play, thanks boss.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 04:30:04 PM
One last thing, considering their front line is very good, do you think we should drop back in coverage more and capitalize on any mistakes they make or put the pressure on with more blitzing?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 05:07:37 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Lynn Goodman.jpg)

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  Both are interesting concepts... you can choose..

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 05:14:58 PM
Ok then, thank you coach, once again I'll let you get back to prepping for this weeks game.

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Ms Bucks inform everyone that if there is nothing to tell me or ask I will lock this down.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2017, 05:20:53 PM
THERE IS NOTHING ELSE
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 12, 2017, 06:05:10 PM
Blitz: Balance
Tempo: Normal

Depth Chart Changes
QB Almanza sits out
WR Craven sits out

WR 1 Chriscoe, WR 2 Irwin, WR3 Fox, WR 4 Bates
RB1 Kirby, RB2 Williams, RB 3  Smith RB 4 Brown
KR 1 Robert Brown, KR 2 Irwin
PR 1 Robert Brown, PR 2 Irwin

If up by ten in the the last two minutes kill the clock

-3 hour position training: Robert Brown
-2 hour film study: QB Charles Todd
-2 hour film study: RB CJ Kirby
-2 hour film study: CB's Flannery, Higgins, Lambert

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 02:22:29 PM
S8 WEEK 5 RESULTS

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



1. How did you feel about this weeks game?

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

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

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


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 03:33:00 PM
1. How did you feel about this weeks game?
Not good, we don't seem to be progressing in the areas I thought we would by now. We are still not completing the amount of passes that we are going to need to win. We are still struggling on third down conversions. We still haven't got a 100 yard rushing performance. We have to start looking at ourselves because I do believe we got the talent, we should have been close and even won this game.

2. There was a lot of news this week, what stood out to you?
The job Corbett is doing in Las Vegas, you always like to see a great player come out of nowhere.

3. How can you be a better GM for this team?
Well I think I have done a pretty good job letting the process play out. Believing in the system and trusting the players to do their job. This year is a tough one and I think I need to really start evaluating players for what they can not only do in their position but what they bring to the team. We have talent but maybe the talent doesn't fit our scheme. So either the scheme needs to be altered or the players we bring in need to fit our scheme.

4. What do you think of your opponent's body of work up to this point in the season?
I guess we are talking about my opponent next week, Long Beach. They are doing a good job. I mean what you want me to say, I pay attention to my team, my players and players out there who are soon to be free agents who can help us out. I don't look at everyone else's wins and losses. It's of no concern of mine until the trade deadline approaches. Then the team struggling becomes interesting like I know we will to other teams if we don't shape up.
 
5. What do you need to do to win this week?
First we need to convert on third downs more often. We need to complete more passes or catch more, I'll take either. I mean we nearly dropped half of our passes and still managed over 280 yards. Imagine if we caught 8,9 or 10 more passes. Our front line penetrated with two sacks but we have to get better on defense. From what I saw a few weeks ago with 9 sacks to what I have seen the last 2 games don't match. We need to find out what we did right or maybe it was just the team we were playing but we need more of that. Oh and more importantly we need to keep our QB upright. I really want to step back and let the system work but I still want to give the fans something to cheer about and right now they don't have that.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 04:00:37 PM
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I think it is important that you remember this team was put together during free agency, with a lot of players that weren't even on the other teams radar, we have a lot of work to do on the roster, and only 5 guys played on this team in the APL, so there is no chemistry.  We don't need to mess with my scheme, we need to get players on the roster that have starter-talent.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 04:19:38 PM
I completely understand, my statement was more of something has to change and it has to come from my end. I have some work in front of me getting players that fit your scheme. Can you do me a favor and message me a PM so I can have it always on my phone as reference to the top three players on both offense and defense you feel are integral to this teams future success. My job will be to bring guys in who fit your scheme so we build around them.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 05:21:29 PM
Thank you coach, I'll let you start prepping for Long Beach

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Steve Rosenhaus on the line

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Agent Rosenhaus I would like to bring in Owen for the remainder of the year. I like what I saw in his limited stay with Tombstone and I think every man deserves a second chance, but

would he be willing to play back up but can be possible starter down the road?

Would he be OK working with coach Harris who is his same age?

If he's willing to do both he has a 2 million dollar contract for the rest of the year with us. And if it works out, you never know which direction we might take as far as starters go.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 05:47:50 PM
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  Yo baby, you got a deal.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 06:43:36 PM
Great, it's done

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Brian Owen Please?

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Mr. Owen welcome to your new home for the remainder of the year and possibly further. I really liked what I saw and heard coming out of Tombstone and I think your presence is a motivation and inspiration to many players seeking retribution and to re-establish themselves. I know you can once again be a premiere player in this league. How are you feeling right now?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 06:50:18 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Brian Owen.jpg)

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Feeling great now.   I was worried after I hit the market last week an no team signed me, I thought... maybe I made a mistake leaving Tombstone... but now I feel like it was a good move, I want to celebrate, but how do you celebrate without cocaine and expensive escorts?

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 06:54:30 PM
(Eddie pulls out two cans of Ginger Ale and two glasses)

By having having some Ginger Ale with me and realizing that someone is willing to give you an opportunity of a life time and possibly be the starter of this new franchise in the near future.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 06:57:51 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Brian_Owen.jpg)

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I'll drink to that.  So I'm starting this week?

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 07:04:06 PM
I would like to give our current QB the opportunity to make some plays. Between dropped passes and missed targets we have not been getting the ball down the field. I want to be fair and give Todd another chance. If he under-performs and continues to struggle on third down and on making his completions you will be our starter in the second half of the season. You have my word. We need to win the next game. If we lose the way we have been losing, you will be lacing them up sooner than later, is that fair?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 07:25:18 PM
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Absolutely. I'll be breathing down his neck.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 14, 2017, 07:40:38 PM
good, I think he needs to feel the pressure. I'm glad you are here Owen. I'll let you get settled in and get familiar with your teammates.

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Ms. Bucks, let me know if anyone has any questions if not I'll be moving forward


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2017, 08:03:29 PM
THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 15, 2017, 09:49:12 AM
Ms. Bucks can you get me RB Kirby please

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Kirby, I like what I have seen out there, how are you feeling?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2017, 01:29:35 PM
 
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Been better man, tired of this losing crap.

 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 15, 2017, 06:10:53 PM
I understand, but as a rookie these are the growing pains. It's good you go through all of this now and try and learn from it because there's no where to go but up from here. How you carry yourself in these tough times is what sets you up for future success. Let me ask you, in your opinion from your stand point, what do we need to do to best utilize your explosiveness.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2017, 06:34:19 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/CJ_Kirby.jpg)

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I don't know man, I just take the ball and run.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 15, 2017, 07:11:15 PM
I hear that, well just know I am here to assess what we need to get better. You are one of the players we are building this team around so you are part of the foundation. Just keep running Kirby, it will get better. I'll let you get back with your teammates. Thank you for your time.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 15, 2017, 07:13:23 PM
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Word.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 15, 2017, 07:50:38 PM
Blitz: 70%
Tempo: Fast

Depth Chart Changes

Offense
QB 1 Todd, QB 2 Owen, QB 3 Almanza
WR 1 Chriscoe, WR 2 Craven, WR3 Irwin, WR 4 Bates, WR 5 Fox
RB1 Kirby, RB2 Williams, RB Brown RB 4 Smith
KR 2 Dorian Chriscoe, KR 1 Earl Craven,
PR 2 Dorian Chriscoe, KR 1 Earl Craven,

Defense
LB 1 James Gomez, LB 2 Raymond Roby, LB 3 Sammy Davis, LB 4 Christopher Byrd, LB5 Ronald O'Connor

Coaches make all other depth chart decisions

If up by ten in the the last two minutes kill the clock

-3 hour position training: RB Robert Brown
-3 hour position training: RB CJ Kirby
-3 hour position training: TE Sheldon Howerton
-3 hour position training: G Omar Smith
-3 hour film study: QB Charles Todd



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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2017, 10:32:45 PM
Discuss your game
It was hard fought game. We are finally starting to show signs that we can piece it together. We were slightly more efficient on third down going 7 for 18. We ran the ball efficiently to gain over 133 total. Brown and Williams did a great job down the stretch to give Kirby a breather. Todd got the ball down field and most importantly no turn overs and we led in time of possession. To me those are two of the keys too winning games in this league. But let's not drink it up to much. I notice were we struggle more when we win because when you lose everything is the problem. But when you win, how did you win and in spite of what weakness did you win with. For us, Todd is doing a good job out there but we are dropping a lot of passes for him and we need to be more consistent in our special teams.

Discuss your next opponent
Next week we have Las Vegas coming in here, they just took a bitter loss the way Long Beach just did, they lost it on the foot of the kicker. I know from previous games how upsetting it is to be at the end of that type of game. I love being on this side of course, but a 56 yard kick to send your fans home sad is a tough one. I know they will still be salty and looking for someone to take it out on so we are going to do our best and not let that happen, it won't be easy. They are 4-2 and took the supposed best team in the league to the final wire. They could have easily been 5-1 so we take nothing for granted.

Discuss what your team is not doing well
If we play them the way we played long beach we will lose. We have to come in aggressive and we have to catch the damn ball. We have to, it's imperative. Chriscoe did an amazing job coming up big in big spots and Craven was everywhere but we have to make the catches in the endzone. We are not there yet were we can drop passes in the endzone and just get it back the next play, we will get there but right now we need to capitalize in every situation.

Discuss the one team you feel you match up worst against, currently
Well right now we are 2-4 so that is hard to judge, when you lose you obviously didn't match up well that week. I personally think we don't have any horrible match ups but we will see. Our coaches are busting their tails getting these guys ready every week so I trust in them that we won't get manhandled by 60 points or some non sense like that.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2017, 10:41:48 PM
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Vegas is running the ball extremely well, and we have been giving too many teams easy walks down the field, we need to be careful.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2017, 10:54:56 PM
I noticed. I feel the same thing that got us the win is what led to Long Beach running it to us. We were aggressive on the blitz which came up big for us and put a ton of pressure on Wright but it allowed them to run up the middle. We have decisions to make. I feel their passing game is not that strong so maybe we can afford to ease it up. Well, let's get to our weekly prepping and I'll get back to you so we can discuss our final decisions.

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Ms. Bucks, can you get me coach Harris

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Coach, nearly midway through the season. Tell me,

How do you think Todd is doing to this point?

Do you think moving Chriscoe to the two slot can help open him up more around the field?

Would you be opposed upping the pass attack a bit more just to keep Kirby's legs in the game or are you encouraged by the play of Brown and Williams to back him up late, I noticed when he got tired he fumbled the ball?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2017, 11:04:16 PM
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Todd is doing pretty well, I'm sure the 29 drops we have this year are hurting his numbers but he's still near his career average in all categories... I just honestly don't know if he is going to become anything better than he is right now, he may already be at his peak. As for the run/pass ratio, I don't have a huge preference, so if you want to air it out more, we can?

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2017, 11:08:21 PM
Cool, what do you think of moving Chriscoe around, maybe to the 2 slot and Craven the 1, just to get Chriscoe in the middle of the field more?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2017, 11:14:46 PM
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Might work, but he'll still likely draw the double teams.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 17, 2017, 11:21:45 PM
Thank you for your input, we definitely need to tighten up on those drops, unfortunately it comes with learning this game. Some serious thought for the off season. Thanks Coach

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Ms Bucks, Coach Goodman and assistant coach Johnson

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Gentlemen, first off, great game plan this week. I knew blitzing the hell out of them would take them off their game.

Coach Goodman, great game planning

Coach Johnson, you got our DB's up to play this week. They made big plays but I am concerned. Herzog had four catches and four drops, two in which he was wide open. I definitely want us to concentrate on tightening that up but overall good job on the work you are doing with them.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2017, 11:27:10 PM
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We did a lot of blitzing, hard to cover everyone when that happens and Herzog is one of the best in the history of the league, but I hear you.

 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2017, 12:53:23 AM
I understand, all and all a good effort out there. It looks like our defense is starting to gel. I'll let you prep for this week.



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2017, 10:19:28 AM


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Okay. Thanks.

 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2017, 10:59:53 AM
I'll let you get ready

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Ms Bucks can you get me coach Goodman,

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Coach,
First I would want to know what our pass run ratio on 1st and 2nd downs for both long and short.

Secondly I wanted your opinion on going to a RB committee instead of a primary rusher to give Kirby some rest throughout the game, I noticed at around 25 carries he became very tired and fumbled the ball?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2017, 02:09:19 PM
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....I'm the defensive coordinator Cheese ball, why would I be able to help you on this topic?

 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2017, 02:42:12 PM
My apologies Coach, I'm a doofus, I clearly meant to call in coach Harris. Again sorry for wasting your time. I'll let you get back to prepping.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Harris please

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Coach before we get ready to lock things up and try to create a streak here I wanted to ask two last questions and we will probably if all is a success use these strategies going forward.

First I would want to know what our pass run ratio on 1st and 2nd downs for both long and short.

Secondly I wanted your opinion, I know we spoke earlier on maybe upping the pass but I am starting to love the balance game plan you got going on so instead, what do you think of going to a RB committee instead of a primary rusher to give Kirby some rest throughout the game. I am not suggesting equal carries, we know Kirby is the more dominant player just more of maybe a Brown and Williams as third down backs. I noticed at around 25 carries he became very tired and fumbled the ball. We can use him late in the game when defenses are tired or do you like the way it is now?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2017, 04:41:32 PM
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Currently on First down we run the following:

1st and 10 - 60% run
1st and Short - 55% run
1st and Long - 25% run

2nd and short - 60% run
2nd and long - 30 % run

As for Committee, etc...

I can't slot a guy into 3rd down duties, unless we run one formation on 3rd down and we put the back of choice in as the starter in that formation.  Committee just means we'll use our 1 and 2 RBs throughout the game instead of just going to the 2 and 3 late when the #1 gets tired. 

 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2017, 10:42:09 PM
Great input once again Harris, we are lucky to have you. Thank you and I will let you continue prepping.

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Ms. Bucks, get me coach Graham please

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Coach, I know this next game might be another game on the schedule but I think it will help us measure our front defensive line. I also think getting this win on the road would do wonders to our team morale. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 18, 2017, 10:55:15 PM
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Beating the second best team in the league, home or away would be a big boost for morale.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 18, 2017, 11:12:30 PM
Let's go do this, let's see if they are who they say they are, let's see if they are who they think they are.

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Blitz: 75%
Tempo: Fast

Depth Chart Changes

Offense
QB 1 Todd, QB 2 Owen, QB 3 Almanza
WR 1 Craven , WR 2 Chriscoe, WR3 Irwin, WR 4 Bates, WR 5 Fox
RB1 Kirby, RB2 Williams, RB Brown RB 4 Smith
KR 1 Robert Brown, KR 2 Clemente Williams
PR 1 Earl Craven,    PR 2 Robert Brown

Defense
LB 1 James Gomez, LB 2 Raymond Roby, LB 3 Sammy Davis, LB 4 Christopher Byrd, LB5 Ronald O'Connor


-3 hour position training: RB Robert Brown
-3 hour position training: RB CJ Kirby
-4 hour position training: TE Sheldon Howerton
-3 hour position training: G Omar Smith
-3 hour film study: QB Charles Todd

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 21, 2017, 11:08:59 PM
1. What did you think of your game this week?
Look, I hate losing. I know a lot of GM's would call me crazy for trying to win games. I know some GM's think that I have a good situation, I could spend a season assessing so when the off-season comes I can put this team together. See the thing is, like the guys in the locker room, I don't want to lose. Next season to them means this season is lost. I don't like going out there with that mentality but when you aren't supposed to win you aren't supposed to win and when you come to Las Vegas the last thing you expect is rain. When it rains the way it did and guys are dropping passes everywhere then that is the HIFL gods telling you "Today is not going to be your day"  Still and all, no excuses, it rains all over the country and teams go out there and play so I have to say this was probably one of the more disappointing performances I have seen from this team this season. 14 drops in this game. We led in nothing except dropped passes.

2. Approaching mid-season, do you believe that you will reach out to any potential free agents about extending their contract?
Of course I will, there are some guys who have definitely proven themselves and deserve a shot to reap the rewards that I know this team will earn in the future. They are part of our future. I won't go into who I am looking at right now but it's sure to pop up in the HIFL news fed by mid week.

3. There is a rumor of an upcoming report that names several players as potential PED users, any concern that any of your players could be on the list?
I hope not, I haven't seen any unstoppable monster performances from any one player that would lead me to believe they were juicing. And if someone is juicing I will be highly disappointed that it hasn't shown up on the playing field.

4. What do you think of your opponent this week, and how do you see your game matching up?
I mean Kansas City looks like they are a player or two away from doing some really good things. As far as our match up, I have no clue to be honest. The coaches and I are going to have to sit down and figure out what happened to our defense We got shredded in every aspect of the game. That's not good. We were showing signs of progressing and that last game, well let's just say 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. So, hopefully we fair better against KC on the road.
 

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Coach, I get the drops but how did our Defense get so manhandled.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2017, 11:25:06 PM
 
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Las Vegas has the best offense in the league and we have the worst defense... we were overmatched.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 21, 2017, 11:54:25 PM
Coach as you know QB Hill and WR Houser are both on the market. I think acquiring some talents like that at their current contract price would set us up for the next 3-5 years. It will cost us  the majority of the draft but I don't think we are finding talent like that Combo. Acquiring those two would give us a lot of cash to work with in the off season to get defensive free agents in here What are your thoughts, do you think we should make a push or should we keep playing it low key and keeping our picks and trying to build in the draft? After today I won't ask anymore but 14 drops, over 35 for the season. Tell me right now what you want to do and I will follow your lead no questions ask the rest of the way?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 21, 2017, 11:57:38 PM
 
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You're the GM, I follow your lead... unless you want me to be the GM too, in that case just step on aside.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 12:09:46 AM
I want to know if you are on board with trying to acquire those players now or you still believe we can build in the off season. I think that is a fair question. If you feel you want to leave it completely up to me then I need to know you are going to have my back either way?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 12:34:47 AM

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I coach who's on the roster, you decide who's on the roster.  Unless you throw me under the bus, I've got your back.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 02:20:30 AM
Thanks coach, I wouldn't throw you under the bus. I might have a rep for being erratic, but I have never threw my coach under any bus.

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Ms. Bucks can you contact Commissioner Wilkinson please

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Good evening Commissioner, I am going to get to the point of my call. If you may or may not already know there is something at play beyond my control. Agent Drew Leventhal has taken it upon himself and has decided to black ball me from working with his clients. As you already know Agent Leventhal is the agent to many talented players in this league. Now, last season when I was the GM of the Stampede there was a miscommunication between Mr. Leventhal and myself in which afterwards I felt he took personal despite my deep apologies. We moved forward and agent Leventhal had me ready to believe that at best I could still sign his clients. It wasn't until the off season when I flew out to visit Hunter in his home and he and agent Leventhal left me on the front porch as they watched from inside never even answering the door which I felt was very unprofessional.

Commissioner Wilkinson, I feel it is in the best interest that an agents ego is not allowed to dictate and get in the way of HIFL business. If I or any other Gm who may encounter this in the future are not allow to sign players that make our respective teams better, doesn't that hurt the overall product. Don't we want teams getting better and being more competitive. As you already know when teams are competitive they take on good publicity for the league in which puts more eyes on the screen and more butts int he seats. All that generates income for HIFL. Now before the season I reached out to Leventhal with another apology and accepted all blame for past miscommunications and still he does not answer the call when I am interested in signing one of his clients. I feel it is in the best interest of the league that it become mandatory that agents and GM's work together to help HIFL continue to grow and move forward in it's expansion of interest throughout the globe.

I would like a resolution put in place to assure that we can move forward. I have no hard feelings I just want to be able to make Seattle the best possible team that I can. In order to do that I need to be able to work with everyone. I have always paid my players when they have asked for raises. I have always traded my players when they were unhappy. Do I trade and release players, of course, it is my job as a GM. Right now I am left with no other options but to file a grievance and hope a resolution can be met. With the impending trade deadline approaching quickly and the mid season at our door step I have players who are currently represented by agent Leventhal and there are players on the market represented by Leventhal whom, if things don't change for the better I will not be able to acquire to help the Seattle Rhinos franchise.

When problems arise people always ask "Then what do you suggest as a solution" So allow me to offer one if one cannot be found, I would like a mediator brought in, in which the Mediator, Leventhal, of course yourself the commissioner and myself can sit and hash this out and move forward.

I believe no one person is bigger then the HIFL, that includes myself, any coach, any player and any agent.

Thank You Commissioner and I hope a resolution can be met sooner than later.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 02:36:25 AM
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GM Phoenix, I understand your situation and your complaint, but the HIFL Players association is in charge of all player/agent relations and they are firm on their standings as it is.     Due to your repeated problems with Mr. Leventhal, I would simply advise you to avoid him and his clients until the day that he no longer holds a grudge with you.  I am well aware of the issues that you and Mr. Leventhal had, and I believe a simple cooling off period is needed.  He is a man who wants what is best for his clients, and eventually he may consider opening up business with you once again.

 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 02:41:30 AM
Thank you for your time Mr. Wilkinson, I sure hope you are right, like Mr. Leventhal I also want what is best for this team. Thank you once more

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Ms. Bucks can you get me TE Howerton

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Mr. Howerton, how are you feeling so far at this point in the season?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 02:43:35 AM
 
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Well I was feeling pretty good until those freaking drops last week... I am ashamed of myself.  7 drops, you calling me to tell me I'm fired?  I don't blame you if you do.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 03:02:56 AM
No Howerton. Those drops were disappointing but it's part of the growing pains of this league. You are our fourth round pick, that means something to me. I didn't draft you but Seattle did that means they saw something in you. I think we need to put this behind us. You are a Rhino and I believe in you, and because I do there is something I am going to do. As a rookie at times the game can get a bit ahead of you. Sometimes we feel the need to make something happen and move too fast for our own good. Other times we try and make up for past mistakes and end up creating more. It's our drive to be the best, our competitiveness that does this. I would like to limit some of your playing time as a starter and have you work on different skills during and after practice to make you a more complete player and individual. It won't be permanent. If we can get you some reps in other areas for the next few weeks I think it would benefit you and really help you tap into your potential. I think this also help you get your head on tight and forget this past game.  I say within the next few weeks you will be ready to go right back into the starting line up. Your thoughts.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 11:22:22 AM
 
 
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You're the boss, boss..
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 12:50:09 PM
Great, youa re the type of player we want to build around, a team player that owns his strengths and weaknesses. Thank You Mr.Howerton I will let you get back to preparation for the week.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Harris

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Coach, Penny for your thoughts, we have the means to acquire either Houser or Hill,
First, is it worth it to acquire either?

second, if so which would do you think could set us up for future success?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 01:46:57 PM
You know what coach, you are good enough to coach anyone I bring in so I won't waist your time asking you about decisions I have to make. If you have a preference you are welcomed to share it if not I'll let you continue on with your preparations.

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Ms.Bucks can you get me agent Maker please
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Mr. Maker, how are we today. We don't get to work with each other enough. Listen, I am interested in extending the contract of your client Sammy Davis. He currently is making 4.5million for one year with us. I would like to offer him a 2 year extension at 5.5 per year starting next season?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 02:22:45 PM
 
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  Sammy is looking to wait until he can talk to other teams.  He wants to win a title, and would like to see what offers come from a team in contention.

     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 06:55:35 PM
What would it take money wise to keep him. I truly think we can win a championship in the next two seasons but that becomes more of a reality with him here. So how much?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 08:09:06 PM
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  We will not know until we see what other teams value him at.

     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 22, 2017, 08:55:55 PM
fair enough, I hope he favors us above most
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 22, 2017, 09:11:42 PM
 
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  Cheers.

     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2017, 12:28:32 PM
Ok, good night

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham

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Coach, can you tell me in your assessment how much of a impact either or positive or negative has the extra work been for RB Robert Brown, RB CJ Kirby, TE Sheldon Howerton and G Omar Smith.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2017, 01:42:00 PM
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We work them pretty hard on our own routines, so they've all been a little tired with the extra work.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 23, 2017, 02:30:10 PM
Ok coach, thank you for that input. So looking to the future. We are near the halfway point and it would be unwise if I didn't start looking down the road at some of our players I as begin to assess what we have. I know you work them hard but is there any one player on offense and one player on defense that can benefit later with extra work outs now?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 23, 2017, 05:23:29 PM
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As Coach, I use as much time as humanly possible to train the players.  if you want to add to their load, you may, but the coaches in this league will NEVER recommend more training, we believe we are doing things perfectly, or else we would be doing more work with people and groups. 

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 24, 2017, 12:11:06 AM
Ok, I think we are at that point now were from here on out it's about trying to put us in the best position to win while really figuring out our make up going forward. Thank you coach. I know you might think some of my questions are obvious but as I keep saying I'm trying to be a better GM. I'll let you start getting ready.

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Blitz: 65%
Run/Pass Ratio: 60/40
Tempo: Fast
Runningback by Committee

DEPTH CHART
TE1 Carl long, TE 2 Howerton

WR 1 Chriscoe, WR 2 Craven

-3 hour Athletic Training: RB Robert Brown
-5 hour position training: TE Sheldon Howerton
-3 hour film study: QB Charles Todd

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2017, 07:47:01 PM
1. Discuss your game this week
A nail biter, failed two point conversion was the difference of a possible overtime game. The losses are only true losses of nothing is learned from them. And with each loss we learn what need to get better in. Not much I could say, right now we are still dropping passes, we are not controlling time of possession, we are not getting first downs on third down. When we are punting ore then some guys are catching the ball there is a problem.

2. Discuss your team's standing at mid-season vs. the expectations you and your owner had at the start of the season.
My owner brought me in here to make a difference but he knew we were lacking in some key areas. He brought me in here because he knows I can get the most out of my payers. I proved it time and time again. I took a less talented Orlando team in my first year one game from the playoffs. But that was a different me, I made moves, I made trades. I was moving for the present as we can see by there 5-3 start. I did that way and it's paying off for them, That was me.  Now, I am moving for the future. I will be here when this team is holding the HIFL Trophy. He knows what he got when he brought me in and I know as smart a man that he is, he understands the situation and wants us to stay competitive. All for but one game this year this team has played hard that tells I think I am still getting the most from my players except, maybe now the most isn't quite good enough.

3. Discuss the recent suspensions, Steven Crawford's potential retirement, and other PED related stories from the past week.
Listen, suspensions suck for everyone. The team, the league the fans. rather it's the 40th man on the roster or the superstar, suspensions are never good. As for Crawford, it's sad. The guy really worked his tail off to get back to the game and to know a guy still in his prime might call it quits, it's rough to hear that. As far as PED's go, what can you say. This is a money league. These days, athletes are driven by social standings, fame and money. The pressure to have to succeed or have to live up to a contract or draft pick can be tough. Who are we to judge someones motives. Some guys want to get back to the game so quickly from injury they risk it all just to play both physically and personally. We are so quick to respond just because of what it does to the team, league and or image of the shield but what about what it does to their families when they get caught. What it does to the people counting on them which is probably the reason they did it to begin with. I don't fault guys for using it but I don't condone it either. If I found out one of my guys were using it, I would stand by him and try to help him back. Help him get to a place where he didn't feel ostracized by his peers and the public where he felt he could be successful without it.

4. Discuss your realistic goals for the last half of the season.
I really want to get to a place where the rookies get better. I want the guys who are under contract beyond this year to realize where they need work and use the second half of the season to get better and work out the kinks. It's a growing process. I would love to win every game and end the season 10-6, that is the goal. But, I would also be happy if these guys played hard every game. I want us to learn who we are and start to get closer to what we should look like. Make more completions, catch more passes, rush more consistently and own the time of possession which is key. We need to play with heart because heart can beat talent if the talent doesn't play with heart.

5. Talk a little bit about your opponent this week, and how you feel you match up.
New Jersey is coming in to our house. They just absolutely man handled Orlando. Something that never happened when I was there so I hope to keep that going and give them one hell of a fight.


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Coach, think we can make it interesting, think we can play spoiler and shock everyone this week
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2017, 08:17:54 PM
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Lofty aspirations, but hey, why not us. 

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2017, 09:05:41 PM
I live by that motto. Coach, can I get stat sheet of receptions/drops by our WR's not named Dorian, is that possible?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2017, 09:09:42 PM
 
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I think its 250K for stat sheets like that. 

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 26, 2017, 10:13:32 PM
Ok, I'll se what I can whip up. I'll get back to you

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Ms. Bucks, something is drastically wrong. I know I up't Dorians contract and PR, I did some scouting and took on Sam Rose's PR but something does not seem to be adding up on my end and I think I might have overlooked something on the PR part. I have been doing the math but I think I'm off by about 1.5 somewhere. Can you let me know how much PR we have left please.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 26, 2017, 10:26:21 PM
WITH A BEGRUDGING SIGH....   3.25MM
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 27, 2017, 01:05:58 PM
Ms Bucks, can I get list of the available CB's on the market. Thank You
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2017, 08:18:53 PM
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Christianson, Hamilton, Hilton, Jones, Reinhart, Russell, and Scott.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 28, 2017, 08:24:43 AM
Ms Bucks please get me agent Molina

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Ms Molina, good day, I know we spoke earlier on in the season about your client Eric Scott and you had no interested in my offer in both where he would play and money. I would like you to consider my new offer. He would go to the main roster and I have no interest in paying quarterly or half season amounts. I am willing to offer him 1.5M for the remainder of the season.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2017, 10:13:14 AM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2017, 12:43:31 PM
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Anything else sir?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 30, 2017, 12:56:36 PM
Thank you Ms. Bucks, I started day dreaming for a moment. Get me coach Harris please

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Coach, we are 2-6 and the draft is looking more like a reality then the playoffs. I still believe we can run the table but I'm not sure if the talent we have is enough to cash that in. Do you think we should just ride this out and continue to assess or should we maybe start playing the back ups more  and see what we have and who can get better?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2017, 01:15:04 PM
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With a 40 man roster, we don't have many true back ups.  Most of the guys who don't play should never play, so I wouldnt play back ups across the board, and if you bench someone like Todd, don't expect a good reaction, it's not a move to just make a move, if we are benching him, we either need to move on from him in the off-season, or convince him to battle for the job, but we're likely to get a "go to hell, Shakira" out of that conversation, 9 weeks into the season.. 

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 30, 2017, 02:04:24 PM
Understood, I say we let it ride and go with what we got. Thanks again coach. i know losing is never fun and it's hard to truly gauge team morale because losing helps no one. But how would you assess the chemistry between Todd and his receivers?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 30, 2017, 02:13:56 PM
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It's okay, nothing special though. 

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 30, 2017, 10:54:26 PM
Ok coach, gonna let you get ready for this weeks game as I lock in

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Blitz: Balanced
Run/Pass Ratio: Balanced
Tempo: Very Fast
Running back by Committee

Offense DEPTH CHART
TE 1 Howerton, TE2 Carl long
RB 1 Kirby, RB 2 Brown, RB 3 Williams
WR 1 Chriscoe, WR 2 Craven WR 3 Bates WR 4 Irwin, WR 5 Fox

Defense Depth Chart
CB 1 Higgins, CB 2 Scott, CB 3 Thibodeaux, CB 4 Lambert

-3 hour Physical Training: RB Robert Brown
-3 hour position training: TE Sheldon Howerton
-3 hour film study: QB Charles Todd
-3 hour Athletic trainging: CJ Kirby

PR 1 Craven, PR 2 Scott
KR 1 Craven, KR 2 Scott

If down by more than 17 in the fourth bring in Owen

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 31, 2017, 09:52:56 PM
1. What did you think of this weeks game?  What went right, what went wrong?
Well, we showed a little fight on offense. Todd was great 3 TD's no INT's, Craven and Chriscoe anchored that WR core. Kirby and Brown wore them out, unfortunately we played a team who was angry and who had one of the best players in the league go over 200 net yards from all sides of the ball. So, I guess the fact we showed some heart and fight on the offense was great. Now, I guess what went wrong was our defense letting one man rip us a new one. But like I have been saying for weeks. loses aren't total loses as long as you know what to look for. And I think I have seen all that I need too to know where we need to focus on in the off season.

2. What did you think of the Turpin Report, what stood out to you the most?
What do I think about the report, I think it's bullshit, can I say that?. I think it's a shameful move. Turbin leaves the league, retired, becomes a governor and suddenly realizing that he is no longer missed or relevant he comes out with this trash to bury the men, the very same men he called brothers on the field. He continues to live his lavish little life not missing a beat from the big pay days of the HIFL and he comes back with something that could be this damaging to the league, the players, the fans and so many who depend on the money these men bring in. To damage the legacy and livelihood of so many who strap them on just like he once did. I know if I was a player I would call for Turbin to be tested, I would call for him to stand trial in front of the very same men accused in this report. Have him look them in the eye.

3. What consequences do you believe should come from the Turpin Report?
None, I think with so many players accused that if true then there was a bigger problem being ignored and we shouldn't punish men for wanting to compete on the same playing field of their brothers who if found guilty were just looking for ways to stay relevant and make some money. No one was there to police this situation before. No one was there to educate these men on the serious long term effects performing enhance drugs has on players. So no one was there to educate, enforce, guide and support these men and suddenly everyone wants to be there to condemn these men. I say, we make it a serious point to not only stop this dangerous trend but educate to make sure it don't continue. We can't as the league turn a blind eye one minute and then suddenly want to take serious actions the next. Listen, I support the players completely on this. If all this non sense is true, let's strap on our boots and help these men get back to being healthy and contributing members to not only the HIFL but to their respective communities in the cities they play for.

4. Talk us through this coming week.
We are going into Lincoln, a team that just shocked the entire HIFL in OT by beating the almighty Golden Cobra's, the two time defending champs went down. They are on a high and they still have some weapons. We are trying to find our footing, maybe we can help them crash back down to earth with a high of our own.

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Coach, I completely think this Turbin report is trash but as you know we have Owens on our team. If any of this comes back as true and conclusive, well we have a decision to make. We spoke last week and I don't want to leave him high and dry and alone, especially since he has been behaving and trying to get his life back. What is your opinion how we should handle it. Do we accept what may come and support him or do we cut ties and possibly see a man trying to make a come back finally sink to his lowest depths. .
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2017, 10:06:25 PM
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Well first of all, did Owen come to you and talk about this before the report? 

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 31, 2017, 10:18:09 PM
He told me he might show up and that he wasn't sure. He told me he was taking all kinds of things when he was in Orlando.  He said he haven't used PED's since then, and that's when things went bad.  He told me he stopped using and when he struggled he started using harder drugs off the field and that is what started the spiral...He was sincere when he told me he was now clean, but didn't know what info the investigator had and how far it went back. If we are talking Orlando we are talking more then 3 seasons ago. To me that wasn't even anything to worry you or the team about. But now his name is up there which seems that this is going back a long time. I told him if he got caught he would deal with this and own up to it and he was fourth coming in taking responsibility for his actions if his name showed up.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2017, 10:41:35 PM
 
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If he is clean now, I don't see why we would punish him.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 31, 2017, 10:56:35 PM
My thoughts exactly coach. What do you take away from the way our O-line is playing?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on January 31, 2017, 10:59:14 PM
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We've given up 26 sacks, which is right around the league average... not ideal by any stretch, but it could be worse.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on January 31, 2017, 11:54:55 PM
Thanks coach, I'll let you get to prepping for this weeks game against Lincoln

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 10:34:26 AM
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Alright.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 01, 2017, 05:27:37 PM
Ms. Bucks, when Herzog gets here please send him in.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 05:36:36 PM
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Hey GM Phoenix.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 01, 2017, 05:58:19 PM
First let me welcome you to Seattle. It's my pleasure to have you here. When I heard you were on the block I had to make a play to get you in Blue and Green. Let me say, that having a man of your caliber and of your talent on this team is a bonus. I hope to build around my offense and make this a team that drives defensive coordinators crazy. I also want to say I know we are not there yet but I am willing to offer you one hell of a contract to avoid free agency and become a mainstay here in Seattle. If you were willing to forgo Free agency I would be willing to speak to your agent right now and make you a deal that would have you retiring a Rhino. Let me know and we can do this now. If you would prefer to wait I also understand and I hope you enjoy your time here enough to consider us the last team you play for.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 08:24:29 PM
 
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I appreciate the respect and the kind words GM Phoenix, no doubt but listen man, I just got into town, lemme see how it goes and in the off-season or at the end of this season lets talk again.  I'm not trying to bounce around the league in my last years, so I would be fine with sticking around here, just gotta make sure things don't go crazy first, you know?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 01, 2017, 08:51:16 PM
Absolutely, thought I would try anyway. I respect your decision and hope you can see yourself as an older statesmen ready to take this team to the next level and show these young bucks how it's done. I'll let you get situated and familiar with the stadium, your coaches and the team.

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 Ms. Bucks can you get me CB Eric Scott

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Mr. Scott, how was your first week back on the field. Listen, I signed you because I am looking for play makers that I can build on moving forward. I am making you our Number 2 CB and I hope your play over the next few weeks can prove me right as to why I wanted you on this team.


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 09:35:44 PM
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Word, I like that.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 01, 2017, 10:02:36 PM
Good, I knew you would, now let's go ball. I'll let you get back to preparing for this weeks game.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me OC coach Harris

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Coach, few questions.

How's the energy level?

Any guys looking tired out there?


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2017, 10:41:18 PM
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Seems fine overall.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 02, 2017, 11:15:46 AM
Great, thanks coach. I'll let you continue prepping.

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Ms Bucks can you get me Sam Rose

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Sam I would like to make you one of our defensive team captains. You already proved to me in Orlando you deserved it but I wanted everyone else here in Seattle to see what I always knew, that you are one hell of a leader, player and Safety.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2017, 11:45:57 AM
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Thanks boss, I'd be proud to wear the C here.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 02, 2017, 01:23:37 PM
As I knew you would. You earned it!. I'll let you get back to prepping for this weeks game against Lincoln.

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Ms. Bucks please send in CB Mr.Nappier when he is ready and situated

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Mr.Nappier, glad to have you aboard. I was very pleased when I found out I could acquire your talent and make you part of the future of Seattle. Some GM's are looking towards the draft to start their building process for next season. I started now. Welcome to Seattle.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2017, 01:31:36 PM
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Yeah, alright.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 02, 2017, 01:43:59 PM
I know this might look like starting over to you, but we will recover very quickly. I expect your play to help us today and tomorrow as we move towards greater things going into next season. I'll let you go get situated and get familiar with your coaches as they are prepping for this weeks game. If you have any questions please feel free to call me or drop by.

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Ms Bucks if anyone has anything they would like to discuss or anyone calls about possible trades please let me know. Otherwise I will start getting ready to lock this thing up
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 02, 2017, 01:47:54 PM
STARR HAS NOTHING TO ADD
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 03, 2017, 06:55:38 PM
Before we lock in Starr, I would like to see if I could take care of some house cleaning, can you get me JTC please.

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Agent Crain, I would like to extend your client center James Miller to a 2 year deal beyond this season for 2 years at 2 million per.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2017, 07:39:58 PM
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Sure, why not.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 03, 2017, 09:25:09 PM
great

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Ms. Bucks send C James Miller in please

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James, I just spoke with your agent and I extended your contract another two years past this season. I did that because I see how hard you work out there and I want you to be part of what we are building here from this point on.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 03, 2017, 10:03:00 PM
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Sweet, thanks boss man.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2017, 01:27:12 AM
Absolutely Miller, You are getting all the starting reps from this point on. I'll let you go prep for this weeks game.

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2017, 02:29:07 AM
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So umm... since we just traded a guard and got a tackle back, we're in need of a guard, or we need to pay to move one of our tackles to guard..

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2017, 09:29:30 AM
Understood, so can you please get me a list of all the available Guards on the market
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2017, 01:49:47 PM
Ms. Bucks, never mind about the the list, no one will be any better then just re-positioning our new Acquisition to G. I'll handle it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 04, 2017, 09:45:03 PM
BUSES START TO WARM UP
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 04, 2017, 10:38:23 PM

Blitz: 65%
Run/Pass Ratio: 60/40
Tempo: Very Fast
CJ Kirby Primary RB
Dorian Chriscoe Primary Receiver

Offense DEPTH CHART
TE 1 Joseph Herzog, TE 2 Sheldon Howerton, TE3 Carl long
RB 1 Kirby, RB 2 Brown, RB 3 Williams
TE Joseph Herzog to be put in the slot in all Shot Gun and Spread formations


Defense Depth Chart
CB 1 Higgins, CB 2 Scott, CB 3 Thibodeaux, CB 4 Lambert
G 1 Bob Tubbs, 2 Marcelino Somers
DT 1 Tony Stacey, 2 Brian Pino

-3 hour Physical Training: RB Robert Brown
-3 hour position training: Dorian Chriscoe
-3 hour film study: QB Charles Todd
-3 hour Athletic training: CJ Kirby

PR 1 Earl Craven, PR 2 Eric Scott
KR 1 Earl Craven, KR 2 Eric Scott

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 05, 2017, 08:41:35 AM

1.What happened out there this week?
Well, we lost. These guys are playing really hard but losing does have it's toll. We are working those guys in practice extra time not only for today but for tomorrow. But what really happened out there is that we couldn't score. I'm not sure why we couldn't get in the end zone, Lincoln doesn't have the greatest D and by the looks of it we surely don't have the greatest D. I mean I don't know what to say, after Lincoln traded Houser away I felt like it would take them a few games to adjust to one another but it seems like they gelled quicker that I expected. It was a let down for sure.

2. There are 6 games remaining this season, despite the standings, where do you feel your team stands right now?
We stand in a great place to have a fantastic draft. Listen, we lost to two teams this year we should have beaten hands down. In the beginning we had an excuse, the guys needed time to gell. 10 weeks in and at times we still look a little disconnected. I honestly believe we are better then our record says we are. But what I feel and believe has no weight or relevance at the moment.

3. What stood out to you in the news this week?
The attack of GM Franchise. I'm not saying I'm shocked I'm saying it was bound to happen. Some of these GM's jumped the gun and try to get ahead of the league on instituting their own punishments without concrete or recent findings. I'm surprised GM's who took it upon themselves to suspend guys weren't punched in the face across the league. We have a system created by the best league in the world. We have a great commissioner doing all he can for both parties, let the system work. Our job as GM is to put the best product on the field.


4. How important is this weeks game, and what do you want to see when you look at the stat sheet after the game?
Every game is important. Where we stand, we cannot lean back on anyone. San Antonio is coming here and we need to step it up. These guys have to start playing like they want to be here. We have about 11 upcoming free agents that I would love to keep around to help us continue building towards the future but the reality is we are not playing well enough to guarantee anything.

5. How safe do you feel currently when it comes to job security?
Owner Reigns understands the process. I know he knows this is a rebuilding process but like very owner, players, fans, coaches and GMs, losing takes it's toll. It makes you question the direction of the franchise. But I am confident owner Reigns will allow me to continue our journey. If there is one thing I have proven in my history is that I get teams moving in the right direction. Look at my first two years in Orlando and look what they are doing now. Hell, they should have 8 wins already. My past has shown I now how to build teams.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2017, 10:03:37 AM
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You need to cut out this extra training, it's killing our guys. 


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 05, 2017, 10:53:40 AM
Already ahead of you coach. This week will give them a rest.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Molina

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Molina, I love what I saw out there from your client E. Scott. I would like make him part of the future and offer him a 2 year extension, 2 years past this season for a deal worth 2.5 million per. Is it that a fair deal?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 05, 2017, 11:09:54 AM
 
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We just signed the 1 year deal, we will talk the future in the off-season.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 05, 2017, 05:14:08 PM
ok, thank you Ms. Molina

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Ms. Bucks, I going to keep this short and sweet. If anyone wants a word with me please send them in, Otherwise I'll be finalizing early.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2017, 12:58:52 AM
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Nothing to cover on this end... once you recover from that uh... yeah... so... hmmm, when you're ready to rise up, we can lock it in.

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 06, 2017, 11:02:53 AM
(Eddie cracks up in sarcastic laughter)

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Blitz:  Coaches Decision
Run/Pass Ratio: Coaches Decision
Tempo:  Coaches Decision
CJ Kirby Primary RB
Dorian Chriscoe Primary Receiver

Offense DEPTH CHART

WR 1 Chriscoe, WR 2 Craven, WR 3 Irwin, WR 4 Bates
TE 1 Sheldon Howerton, TE 2 Joseph Herzog, TE3 Carl long
TE Joseph Herzog to be put in the slot in all Shot Gun and Spread formations
RB 1 Kirby, RB 2 Brown, RB 3 Williams


Defense Depth Chart
Sam Rose Sits Out due to injury
FS 1 Kruse, FS 2 Thibdeaux

(No more extra training)



LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 08, 2017, 12:08:21 PM

1.What happened out there this week?
We got beat on both sides of the ball. I mean, two safeties, really? Now we are starting to get injured. Two starters are down one is out for the season. I think it's time to start thinking about the future and taking care of our players.

2. Which statement is more true?  We are better than our record or We have over achieved? We are definitely better than our record, but at this point I'm not sure how much better.

3. What stood out to you in the news this week?
At this point I really don't care what's going on in the league right now. I need to concentrate on trying to right this ship.

4. Speak about anything else you would like to, as it relates to the league...
Are we done with the PED stuff, I don't know, haven't been paying much attention since Franchise got pummeled. Wondering if any other GM's got face fisted. Other then that, again, My concern with the league is trying to figure out who will go and test free agency. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 12:24:48 PM
THE MEDIA TAKES GREAT PLEASURE IN YOUR SNARK, THEY WRITE GREAT STORIES ABOUT IT
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 08, 2017, 02:04:47 PM
Are we done?, if so I would like to go and start getting ready for next weeks game?

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Coach, it seems like the first time since I have been here that we did not show effort out there. Help me out here, is it a lack of effort or are we really that bad talent wise?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 02:33:33 PM
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We are pretty bad. 


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 08, 2017, 04:14:08 PM
I'll let you go get ready coach

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Ms. Bucks can you get me a list of all the available guards, we need to replace Tubbs
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 05:23:24 PM
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I'm sorry sir, but there have not been that many guards signed since the start of the season, you can do that leg work yourself..

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 08, 2017, 09:18:19 PM
Ms Bucks Can you call me Agent Rosenhaus

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Mr Rosenhaus if your client G William Jordan is still available I would like to sign him for the remainder of the season for 500K
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 09:25:45 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 08, 2017, 11:24:39 PM
Great,

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Ms. Bucks can you send in Charles Todd

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Charles, WE have six games left and I must say you have done all you can out there. But I come to you with this suggestion. With the departure of Omar at the guard spot and the season ending injury to Tubbs I am worried about you going out there and getting hurt when you are supposed to be our Qb of the future. I would like to preserve you and your health and start bringing in Isreal and Owen in the second half of games. Unless you would prefer to completely sit out I think bringing in the back ups at the second half not only keeps you away from injury but allows us to see if Israel Almanza can play and draw some trade interest to help us out. I didn't want to make this move without your thoughts first. I understand you are a competitor and want to be out there with your brothers so I leave it up to you. I am going to start pulling a lot of guys in the second half especially the rookies. This might leave you with less weapons but again, I leave it up to you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 11:30:39 PM
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Boss, we can't sub depth charts mid game, and I'm a competitor, I dont take a seat on the bench unless I'm hurt.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 08, 2017, 11:34:32 PM
I can respect that, Stay safe Charles. I'll let you start getting ready then.

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Ms. Bucks has anyone been wanting to talk to me about contract extensions, if not I'll start wrapping things up.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 08, 2017, 11:42:47 PM
Nope
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 09, 2017, 07:49:47 PM

Playing Time Balanced
Blitz: 0%
Run/Pass Ratio: 70/30
Tempo: Coaches Decision
RB BY Committee
Joseph Herzog Primary Receiver

Offense DEPTH CHART
Bob Tubbs Out

G 1 Willaim Jordan, 2 Marcelino Somers
TE 1 Joseph Herzog, TE 2 Sheldon Howerton, TE3 Carl long
TE Joseph Herzog to be put in the slot in all Shot Gun and Spread formations
RB 1 Kirby RB 2 Brown, RB 3 Williams


Defense Depth Chart
CB 1 Nappier, CB 2 Scott, CB 3 Higgins
FS 1 Kruse, FS 2 Thibdeaux

Sam Rose Sits Out due to injury

-3 Hour Position training William Jordan


Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 10, 2017, 12:38:35 PM
1.What happened out there this week?
We got absolutely murdered and I'll take the blame for this one, not the loss but how we lost. I held back the rush in our game plan just to see if our front four could penetrate and give our defensive backfield opportunities to come up with some interceptions. I wanted to run the ball more to limit the drops and give both our two young talented backs opportunities to really wear them down and I couldn't have been more wrong. I apologize to my team and my coaches. I really thought we could get to the QB with just our front four. But now I know our pressure comes from the blitz and what we need to focus on in the draft. Well, I just need to say this. From this point on I am promising my coaches to let them run this team how they see fit. I thought trying to play for each team would work but I have many different ideas how things should work that maybe don't quiet work. So my only job for the next four weeks is to get all my draft sheets and free agent sheets ready and let the coaches put their finishing touches on this season.

2. As we enter the final quarter of the season what is the biggest threat to success for your team?
Well looking forward, the biggest threat would be pending free agents that see a team that had a bad record and get scared away. You are either someone who wants to jump on a championship caliber team just for a chance at that title or you are someone who wants to be part of something special, be part of building a championship team to win that title. This is a rebuilding process and even after that drubbing we took this past week I still see talent in this team. Seattle is a great city to play in and we have some really great pieces here in both the players and coaching.

3. What stood out to you in the news this week?
Well something I had to sit and watch, 7 TD's from our opponent. Martin had one hell of a day against us.

4. Speak about anything else you would like to, as it relates to the league.
Not so much relates to the league but definitely to the players. A lot of GM's are trying to make their mark by throwing their players under the bus. Well, here in Seattle, We take care of our players, We defend them and support them. That is all.

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Coach, I apologize for being so drastic and not letting the system play out. I let my frustration get the best of me and we got humiliated for it. I own this drubbing and take full responsibility. Before we lock in I will address the locker room and also apologize. You have my word from here on this season and the next I'll let you guys make all the play calling decisions without my interference.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 12:53:06 PM
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Alright boss, honestly looking back at it, yeah its embarrassing, but damn I can only laugh now..  What a train wreck that was.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 10, 2017, 01:03:58 PM
Again I apologize, I never look to put my coaches and players in such an embarrassing position. For the rest of the season every play call and depth chart move will be your call. I hope we can put this one behind us because i look forward to trying to play spoiler somewhere. We have Rose coming back so that should help our Defense. 

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Ms. Bucks can you get me James Gomez

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James, first I apologize for the game plan this week. I take full ownership in what happen out there. Now, I must say, every week I look out there and no matter the score you are putting in work and leaving it all out on the field. This is why I plan to build around you and Rose come the off season. You two are the foundations of our Defense for the future.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 01:10:33 PM
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Thank you for those words boss. I plan on making my mark here in Seattle in the HIFL. I was doing it in the APL and I plan on doing it here. I'm all about loyalty, so thanks.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 10, 2017, 02:16:06 PM
Absolutely, we are lucky to have you. I'll let you get to practice.
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Ms. Bucks can you call in coach Graham

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Coach I would like to address the team as we go into the last quarter of the season. Please let me know when they are ready for me.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 10, 2017, 09:05:39 PM
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They are ready the instant you want to address them, so whenever you're ready.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 11, 2017, 01:06:45 AM
Gentlemen, First let me say thank you for what you do week in and week out in what has been most times a loss. This season has not been an easy one to say the least. A few of you have come over from the APL, were draft or signed as free agents. A few of you even have signed on to try and show the league you still got it. What ever your motives were the number one motive was football. Fellas, when I found out I was traded to Seattle I was actually happy. Honest to god, no bullshit. I know a few of you are probably saying  "Why would I be happy in starting over when I worked my ass off in Orlando" Well, because I never truly felt at home over there.  So when I was informed of this transaction the thought of actually starting over somewhere new with men all joining together for one mission, to play football. I was relieved at the fact I could be part of something new, something special. Now I know 12 games in with only 2 wins, no one wants to hear this bullshit but I honestly believe that everyone in this room has talent. This takes me to the second part of my speech. I now must apologize. We in and week out I have made changes, over worked some of you in practice and changed your playing spot week in and week out but let me tell you why. See, I have seen to many teams let go or trade players that they considered done. (Eddie looks around) The reason most of you are here is probably because some team didn't think you had anything to offer. But how would they know if they kept running you in their same strategy which kept you unsuccessful. Some guys out there look at you and think "He's lost speed I can't use him" "He's old I can't use him" 'He can't get on the outside or out run his coverage" But none of them ever think to put you in a position where you can take your ability and maximize it. Every man here has been treated equally but not every man has been treated with equity. This is what I try and do. Equity, trying to find a place where every man can find the absolute best spot for success.

Now, this season has not gone the way we have wanted it, not by a long shot. But I tell you what, with all that we have been through, with all we have endured we have four games left to go and ruin someone's fuckin day. There are four games left, four games to show me or the next guy that there is still fire where your heart rest and the biggest set of cahones strapped in that anyone has ever seen.  Gentlemen, if I could I would go out there and stand near each and everyone one of you in the middle of the field and get my ass handed to me because that is what would happen to me, NOT YOU. Win, lose or draw let's go leave it all out on the field!

Let's go SEATTLE RHINOS!


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 11, 2017, 01:22:09 AM
THE PLAYERS NOD, MOST OF THEM GETTING A KICK OUT OF YOUR VIGOR.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 12, 2017, 01:22:35 AM
Well coach if anything, I hope the guys know I was serious, though a few were laughing as long as they are laughing together at me I'm fine with that.

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Ms. Bucks can I speak to agent Campanelli

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Agent Campanelli if your client, Tackle Christopher Hogan is still available I would like to sign him for the last four games for 500k to be on the active roster.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 01:27:04 AM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 12, 2017, 01:07:26 PM
Great

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Ms Bucks can you get me QB Israel Almanza

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Israel, I have some tough decisions to make with all our injuries. Let me say this, I appreciate your dedication, always ready to go in case anything happens. But, I have something to ask you which is slightly unconventional but could benefit you long term. I would like to release you and sign you right back for 1M to the practice squad that keeps you making the money you are currently making. If you agree, in the off-season I guarantee I will resign for a year with a raise of 1 million dollars. So next year you will make 3 million as oppose to 2 million. Any interest in that set up. Other wise I am painted in a corner of just releasing you. I want you here. Just with Charles has been playing so well and Owen in the midst of a possible suspension we want to support all our players including you that is why I didn't just release you without offering you this option first.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:01:15 PM
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I'm not looking to be on any practice squad, but thanks for the offer.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 12, 2017, 10:24:35 PM
Coaches make all the decisions

No extra Training

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2017, 09:28:09 PM
1.What was the key to victory this week?
 Turnovers and letting the coaches do their thing. Those men out there played ahrd. Despite all the distractions int he league and the losing streak they came out to play. I was very pleased on how they kept Lincoln out the endzone for the most part. give up only 1 TD you should win that game and we did

2. What is your take on the fallout from the Appeals Hearing this week?
GM Powers got fired. A bit extreme but if there is one thing I learned, you got to learn when to step away. No matter how deep you are, just pull the plug and take the L. Unfortunately, he took the biggest L in this game.

3. What else stood out to you in the news this week?
What about them Cobra's. Listen they had a good run but it's time for a new face celebrating at the end of the year. hopefully it the face of a Rhino in the next seasons coming.

4. Speak about anything else you would like to, as it relates to the league.
I'm glad we can put this PED mess behind us. I am very interested to see the fallout from the players named and how they will respond, especially those thrown under the bus by their respective franchises. Keep an eye out, because, along with some new GM's emerging, the face of many teams can change from the fallout of disgruntled players. I for one look to take some stock in that.

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Coach, great game planning, the defense stepped up big. Hopefully a lot of these guys realize their contracts are coming to an end and they are starting to play for their jobs.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2017, 09:32:10 PM
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Thanks, I felt like I put a good product on the field.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2017, 09:37:57 PM
You absolutely did. I am 100% invested in getting out your way as far as strategy is concerned. Once again I'll let you do your thing and start getting ready for Tulsa.


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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Goodman


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Coach, one hell of a game plan out there defensively. I know Hill threw everywhere but he only got it in the endzone once. Great stuff out there. I can't wait to see what you do when we get some real talented guys out there.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2017, 09:49:40 PM
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Make it happen boss.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2017, 09:57:27 PM
That's my job, and you can believe I am going to try my best.

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Ms. Bucks can you get coach Graham back in

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Coach, as you know we need help on both sides of the ball. Harris wants players who can catch and a solid TE and Goodman needs some interior presence and guys who can defend the deep outs. we have a 1st round pick which looks like it might be anywhere from #2-#4 overall depending how we play down the stretch. I believe there is talent throughout the first round. But if you had to put importance  right now in order 1 and 2 which would you do, in your professional opinion,

With the a first round pick, Concentrate on offense or on defense

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 13, 2017, 10:08:14 PM
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We need help everywhere, we are in a best player available situation.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 13, 2017, 10:48:37 PM
Understood, I'll let you get started prepping

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Coaches make all the decisions.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2017, 09:56:05 PM
MEDIA QUESTIONS

1. Talk about this last week's game.

2. This week Earl Craven had a hat trick with the receiving, punt return, and kick return touchdowns, how do you see him factoring into the team going forward?

3. Talk about anything else you would like to discuss...
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 15, 2017, 10:29:54 PM
1. Talk about this last week's game.
It was good to see the guys go out there and do the things we need to do going forward to win games. This game above all others was a showcase of what we need to get better at. Limit the turnovers, stop the deep ball. I am impressed with how the coaches got these guys playing down the stretch. I am impressed with Kirby carrying the ball as much as he did to get over 100 yards. I am impressed with our special teams. And I am impressed with finally owning the time of possession, with that said I am not impressed with how we lost this game to a team I feel we should have handled. When all those good things happen and you still lose, it speaks volumes to what we need to focus on going forward.

2. This week Earl Craven had a hat trick with the receiving, punt return, and kick return touchdowns, how do you see him factoring into the team going forward?
He is our number one target this off season to him back in blue and green. Craven has been one of our bright spots this season. I am hoping when the times comes we can sit down with agent Leventhal and work out a new deal.

3. Talk about anything else you would like to discuss
Does anyone in this room have GM Powers number, I'm kinda worried about that silly bastard. Someone should call him make sure he's O.K


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Coach, again, you got these guys playing hard. The turnovers cost us. But, a few more weeks and we can start the rebuilding process and get those problems fixed.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2017, 11:05:58 PM
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It was nice to see the offense and special teams putting up some points.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 15, 2017, 11:15:14 PM
This coming week we play a team who like us are trying to find some bright spots in their season. I would like to end this season on a high note against to very beatable opponents. Coach, how much of an impact has AC Johnson had if any on our DB's
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 15, 2017, 11:55:35 PM
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He's offered some insight, but a large number of our DBs this year are seasoned vets and set in there ways.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 16, 2017, 11:01:19 AM
Ok, Thank you coach. Coach, I know you said we are in the best available player position. And I know you have said we need help everywhere which I will focus on in the off-season. Now, as you might know there are a number of extremely talented players who might get the franchise tag come the off season. Some in which i am every interested in but will cost us our first. I plan to make a run at one of them. They are young and extremely talented now and I am not sure if we can find that type of talent that can help us now in the draft. Any advice as to how I should approach it, maybe a percentage on where you like my focus, like , let's say %60 Free agency/%40 percent draft?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2017, 11:18:22 AM
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I would say 70% Draft, 30% Free Agency.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 16, 2017, 11:30:42 PM
Great coach, that helps a lot. I'll let you start prepping.

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Bucks, if anyone would like to talk contract negotiations send them to my office, otherwise I'll start getting things ready.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2017, 01:00:41 AM
NO ONE COMES FORWARD TO TALK CONTRACTS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 17, 2017, 01:03:48 PM
Ms. Bucks can you contact Mr. Reigns for me please

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Mr. Reigns, first off, good day and I hope like myself you are getting ready to what will be an exciting off season. I have a question regarding the teams PR budget. I have been able do some scouting and move somethings around to get us in position and in place for big moves. As you are well aware of I had nothing to do with the current PR budget in place before I got here which included money's that seemed to have been differed. Approximately 4.25 million that was sent to Tombstone and Music City. Two transactions I had no part in doing. I know you want a winner and I think we have the coaches and some nice pieces moving forward but I am stuck between having to make one more move to give me enough to attend the combine or scout players. I would like to request this one time and one time only if you would be willing either extend our PR an extra 3 million or cover the cost of the combine for the the coaches and myself to attend. I think it's very important as a new GM of your franchise that I am able to extend my scouting in order to make this team a contender sooner than later. I can have this team in the playoffs and maybe even bringing home a trophy in two seasons, so asking for leniency in this matter would be beneficial to this franchise. This season I have been pragmatic in my approach and was able to acquire players and put them in place which could help us down the road. players like Tracy, Brown, Herzog and Scott. I kept your remaining budget over 15 million to end this season and even acquired an extra draft pick. With all  hat said I have my sights not only on building a winner and making Seattle a destination everyone wants to come to but also getting us a sponsor in the off season like I did in my last job. I hope my track record of building contending teams speaks for itself in this matter. I understand if you decline but I hope you consider this request.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2017, 02:09:31 PM
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Gee Emmm Phoenix, I will consida' your request for me to spend more of my own personal money, but I will not decide until the end of tha' season.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 17, 2017, 02:11:54 PM
Thank You for the consideration.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2017, 02:12:42 PM
 
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Yes, now get to da choppa!


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 17, 2017, 05:04:03 PM
Absolutely, thank you.

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(Eddie runs out the office and past Ms. Bucks who sighs and rolls her eyes. He karate kicks the stairway door and runs up to the roof. He pushes the door open and runs to the helipad on top of the the Rhinos building of operations and looks up at the sky looking around)
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 17, 2017, 05:20:04 PM
THE FIGURATIVE CHOPPER IS NOT THERE, HOWEVER YOU MAKE THE HIFL-GODS LAUGH OUT LOUD.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 18, 2017, 09:13:44 AM
(After several hours of being on the roof because he forgot to put a door stopper and Ms. bucks isn't answering her text, Eddie pulls out his phone and sends one last text to Ms. Bucks)

Please come open the door

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Coaches make all the decisions.

LOCK IN


Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 18, 2017, 11:02:45 PM
In a game I had hope and pretty much expected to win played out the way I felt it should had. Going into the end of the season guys really showed what they could do. Again, we controlled time of possession, had four interceptions, a load of sacks. I know it was Miami a team in flux but you can only play the teams on the schedule and try and find the positive in every thing. A good win, hopefully we can end the season on a high note and give these fans some hope, give them something to look forward too going into next season.

Now we go into next weeks game against an Oakland team I was really hoping would be fighting for a playoff spot just so we can go out there and try and ruin someones day. Either way, it's a game I want to win and I am sure everyone in the back and the coaches feel the same way.

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Coach, we are at the season end, a season that really took it's toll but really helped learned about what we have here in Seattle.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 12:29:47 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm ready to start the off-season.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 19, 2017, 12:50:38 AM
Coach, you and your staff has done an amazing job on all fronts. From being receptive and working with me to getting these guys up to play each and every week. You didn't pay attention to what many said about me and gave me a clean slate and for that I appreciate everything you and coach Harris and coach Goodman have done. We have a lot of work ahead of us but I know this off-season will be one of the most fun yet. See you in the off-season, now let's go end this season on a high note and beat the living hell out of Oakland!

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Coaches make all the decisions


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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 02:06:10 PM
WEEK 16 MEDIA QUESTIONS


1. Reflect on this season, what went right?  What went wrong?

2. Looking back, what grade would you give your draft class?

3. Who was the MVP for this team this year?

4. What should fans expect in the off-season?

5. Who do you believe will win the Impact Bowl?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 19, 2017, 06:05:50 PM
Reflect on this season, what went right?  What went wrong?
It was challenging, I had never been through a 4 win season. We had our ups and downs and though it may seem like there were more downs than ups, we grew together. That's important. Going into next season there will be changes so it's important that the guys who come back already know system and how to play with one another. That is what went wrong, just the inexperience of playing with one another. You have to know where your team mate is going to be and at times that connection wasn't there.

Looking back, what grade would you give your draft class?
Can't answer this really, I didn't draft any of these guys but I'm sure glad I have them. Guys like Higgins, Howerton, Kirby, Frizzle, Elkins. All those guys now have a year under their belt and I'm excited to see how they come back next season.


Who was the MVP for this team this year?
The coaches, absolutely the coaches. They had these guys playing every week and they never gave up on the team, myself or the game plan.

What should fans expect in the off-season?
The fans should expect excitement.

Who do you believe will win the Impact Bowl?
Well, you guys have been crowning Rapid City since the start so I guess I should pick them, but I wouldn't mind seeing Orlando win, I would like to share in one half of the crown and there's a lot of real good guys there who I would like to see win, guys like Patton, Gallegos, Wentworth and Saunders just to name a few who come to mind, so Let's go Orlando.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 08:30:39 PM
"What do you think of being Sued by former Coach George Johnson?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 19, 2017, 08:56:30 PM
Well, I know this is about hurt feelings but I didn't break any rules or laws. I just reacted by ripping the band aid off quickly. The rules are in place to make sure both parties walk away with some compensation. The rules are there for teams to act for either roster space or cap room purposes. I did what was best for the team. I don't see where suing me is justified if there are rules in place to allow teams to do just what I did.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 09:18:19 PM
 
 
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Hey jackass.  You screwing one of our guys out of his salary has pissed off the entire coaching staff, we aren't just some pawns you can use for 15 of 16 weeks then fire us for 1/2 the pay. 

You make this right or we all walk, right now.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 19, 2017, 10:27:34 PM
Coach, When I released him it had nothing to do with salary at first. The salary thing came up because I was asked and I was being sued. Johnson assumed I wouldn't pay him. I intended to pay him but then he started throwing out words like sue so I went on the defense. If anything I have express countless times how much this coaching staff means to me and this franchise.


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Ms. Bucks get me George Johnson on the line please


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George, I won't insult you with apologies and talk of misunderstandings. Releasing you wasn't personal it was business. Seems like you made an impression because the coaches came to your defense so to end this in an appropriate way I am all for paying you your entire salary for this season. You are a hard worker and an intelligent coach that I know will land on his feet in another organization. Again, it wasn't personal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 10:30:50 PM
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I'll consider that a solid settlement then and call off the dogs...

A simple call before you kicked me to the curb would've been the professional way to handle it, but it's done now.  Take it easy.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 19, 2017, 10:41:15 PM
I will definitely take your words to heart.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham

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Coach, Myself and Johnson just spoke. I was more then willing to pay his salary which I did. He understood it wasn't personal and we parted amicably. I want you to know that this was never meant to send any messages. Like I have said all season, yourself, Goodman and Harris are a very important parts of this franchise. Water under the bridge and now I hope we can move forward and get ready for the off season which looks to be exciting to say the least. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2017, 11:41:03 PM
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I'm glad you got everything taken care of, lets finish it all up and get ready for the off-season.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 20, 2017, 12:04:40 AM
Any item I might be overlooking that needs to be taken care of before we lock in?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2017, 12:14:58 AM
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Nothing that I know of boss.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 20, 2017, 12:18:33 AM
Well, let's get ready. Enjoy your time off during these playoffs because once the impact bowl is over we get right back to work.



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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2017, 12:47:40 AM
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Gee Emm Phoenix!!!! You have finished ya first season in da Rhinos office, yaaaaah!

So now we come to da off-season, which is where I expect you to shine.  So with no expectation this yeaah, you delievad some up and down performances, I will be lookin' for da consistency next year, so be smart and bring ya toys back to da carpet!  NOW!


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2017, 09:07:31 PM
WELCOME TO THE OFF-SEASON.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 12:33:45 AM
Ms. Bucks can you get me scouting director Maxx Vol

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Mr. Vol, We are an up and coming team with a lot of assets coming our way. Assets in  he form of draft picks and free agents. I need to rebuild this front 7 and I need a scout with the eye of the tiger. I need you to assess and not only point out the obvious talent. I am a man who prides himself in finding gems late in the draft and drafting talent no one else scouted. I want someone with that 6th sense. Is that you?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 12:51:10 AM
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I am the single greatest scout on the face of God's green and slowly warming earth... Period.  No man comes to the league but by me. I don't miss.  I don't bust, I just DO. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 12:53:53 AM
That is what I want to hear, brash, full of tenacity and confidence. I am willing to offer you 3 years at 3 million
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 12:58:48 AM
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You coulda had me wild man, if you had limited the deal to a year, I don't like to stay in one spot too long, I decided to sign the offer from DC, see ya next year! Good luck with that first overall pick, don't use it on a BUST! HAHAHA 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 01:05:42 AM
Ms. Bucks can you get me Scouting Director Stone

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Mr. Stone, We are an up and coming team with a lot of assets coming our way. Assets in  he form of draft picks and free agents. I need to rebuild this front 7 and I need a scout with the eye of the tiger. I need you to assess and not only point out the obvious talent. I am a man who prides himself in finding gems late in the draft and drafting talent no one else scouted. I want someone with that 6th sense. Is that you? if it is I got 2 Million with however many year you need to turn us into the best defensive front in the league.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 01:11:20 AM
Matter of fact before you say anything, make that 3 million for however long you feel you need to make us the most feared front seven in
the league? Now what do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 01:12:36 AM
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DEAL. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 01:14:15 AM
How many years would you like?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 01:18:25 AM
 
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As many as you want buddy, 2, 3, 4.. I don't care I love my job so I'll be happy with any of those. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 01:23:53 AM
Done, I can't wait to see what we can do together at the combine.

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 01:25:28 AM
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WE. CAN. DIG IT!!!! 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 12:34:00 PM
Great

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach head coach Graham

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Coach now with the season over, I have two questions;

First, how would you describe your relationship with OC Harris.

Second, do both of you share the same philosophy.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 01:45:15 PM
 
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eh, I like to run a faster more aggressive offense than he does, but he's not bad guy.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 24, 2017, 03:29:45 PM
Would a coach who runs a fast pace spread offense be a better fit. I worked with a coach in Orlando, Leo Sanders. His offense made us a top 7 offense and sent Kyle Aquino to the pro bowl. Do you think he would be a better fit for what you want to do?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 24, 2017, 10:36:23 PM
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His scheme fits with me, but I don't like that old sack of bones... I like a young fresh staff.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 01:15:37 AM
Understood, I'll see if we can make this work

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Ms. Bucks if Woodrow Bray is still available, can you get me him please

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Mr. Bray...I am going to get straight to the point. If the opportunity to become an OC presented itself, what type of offense would you run?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 01:34:34 AM
 
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Hmm... one second.
 
   
 



 
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What the hell man, my good friend and former Coach, Coach Bray says your indicating I might be on the way out?
 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 01:41:51 AM
Harris, I am looking at possible coaches to fill the AC position and if necessary, once your contract has expired and you decide to move on we can have a smooth transition. I never know when a team might swoop in and offer you a head coaching job and as an organization we have to be ready. I never offered anyone the job. I said and I quote;

"If the opportunity to become an OC presented itself, what type of offense would you run"

I don't see the harm in looking for an AC of my choice. I shouldn't have to run it by anyone unless it was going to effect them negatively. Right now I see a man and his good friend and if Bray took the AC job I can see a great pairing. I learned a great lesson from how I dealt with George Johnson. Trust me if I were getting rid of you, I would sit you down and talk to you like a man before I hired another OC.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 01:50:24 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Woodrow Bray.jpg)(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Jerry Harris.jpg)

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You can lick our balls.  We're out of here.

 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:06:38 AM
OK, I still don't know what went wrong with me looking for an AC and possible back up if Harris leave but Ok. Good luck.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Cameron Hollingsworth

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Mr. Hollingsworth, I currently have the OC position open, please note we have the first overall pick and a slew of other picks in the draft to build a dynamic offense. If interested, I would like to know your philosophy on running an offense.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 02:08:17 AM
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I appreciate the call, but I'm going to be heading back to Music City I believe..
 
   
 
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:13:41 AM
Thank you for responding,

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Ms. Bucks please get me Dallas Prince

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Mr Prince,  I currently have the OC position open, please note we have the first overall pick and a slew of other picks in the draft to build a dynamic offense. If interested, I would like to know your philosophy on running an offense.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:25:09 AM
while you are at it can you please also get me HC Ginobli, I will interview him after Mr. Prince
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 02:27:03 AM
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Hey son, I hate this part of the process, all the bullshit questions, I run whatever offense I need to run, I'm a QB guy, know the position well so thats what I work on best I like to throw the ball..
 
   
 
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:34:39 AM
Well that sounds good, I mean you answered all my question in one fall swoop. I only have one more interview, I should be fair because they are giving up time. But you will here from me shortly.


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Ms. Bucks if Ginobli was available, is he here? if he is please send him in and regardless please get me Wade Thomas, thank you
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 02:37:41 AM
 
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Hi...
 
   
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:41:23 AM
Good evening Mr Thomas,  I currently have the OC position open, please note we have the first overall pick and a slew of other picks in the draft to build a dynamic offense. If interested, I would like to know your philosophy on running an offense
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 02:43:22 AM
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Fair Share, that's my motto, there aren't really starters and bench players, its all one big team that plays the game, rotating, sharing, being fair with the ball.  The offense works best when we all pull our weight and we all play fair.
 
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:49:34 AM
Ok, interesting. Thank you for your time and I have a few more interviews but you will here from me soon.

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Ms. Bucks to save time can you get me Herbert Perryman and San Antonio's AC Larry Wright, please send in Wright first.

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Mr. Wright I know you just signed on as AC in S.A but we are looking to fill an OC position.  I currently have the OC position open, please note we have the first overall pick and a slew of other picks in the draft to build a dynamic offense. If interested, I would like to know your philosophy on running an offense
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 02:51:26 AM
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Unless you're offering 9MM a year, I am not interested.
 
   
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 02:56:18 AM
Fair enough, good luck

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Ms Bucks please send in Perrymen and get me Jose Mackey if he is still the AC of Tombstone. If they both show please send in Perrymen first.

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Mr. Perrymen, I currently have the OC position open, please note we have the first overall pick and a slew of other picks in the draft to build a dynamic offense. If interested, I would like to know your philosophy on running an offense
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 02:59:18 AM
 
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I was a mobile QB, so I can work with any type of QB, I like to run a spread offense that spreads the ball around the field with talented wide receivers..
 
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 03:04:33 AM
That sounds great, What type of pace, our head coach likes a fast pace offense.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 03:09:12 AM
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Have you done no homework at all???  I was in Rapid City this year coaching MVP Jose Pruitt and the FASTEST offense in football... come on man, shape up!
 
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 03:11:02 AM
I understand, and you got a point.. I apologize, so many interviews have me on autopilot. Look I want to offer you the OC job, 3 years at 4 Mil, how does that sound?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 03:18:15 AM

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I'm looking for 7.5MM
 
   
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 03:27:19 AM
Done. Welcome aboard. I can't wait to see what you do out there.


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Ms. Bucks please get Dallas Prince, Wade Thomas and Jose Mackey on the line


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Gentlemen, it was a pleasure meeting everyone today. Thank you for your time for those who interviewed and the best of luck with getting on a team. Jose thank you for your time and best of Luck with Tombstone, I know you are bound for success in the coaching field and good luck with the upcoming season. Gentlemen at this time I am concluding my interviews for that Seattle Rhinos have filled the position. Once again thank you for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 11:28:53 AM
THEY ALL GO THEIR OWN WAYS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 12:30:07 PM
Ms. Bucks can you contact Alphonso Montes

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Mr. Montes, good to see you again, I know you just retired I am interested in signing you to be an assistant. We have a great young running back in CJ Kirby who I think can learn a lot from you. I would like to bring you in at 2 years 2 million and if ever you wanted to come out of retirement we can work out a long term deal. But right now how does that assistant offer look. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2017, 07:45:02 PM
 
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Na man, I'm out the league now, I'm done.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 25, 2017, 10:40:18 PM
Fair Enough, thank you for your time

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Ms. Bucks can you get me both Dean Hoffman and Martin Frisk, when they get here send them both in I am going to do a group interview so I don't waist time

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Gentlemen, I am rebuilding my defense. I know you have no pro experience but I am a man who believes in opportunity, I am looking for an AC that will focus on the defense. Can you both please tell me your strengths in this matter, Dean you may go first.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2017, 02:03:53 AM
NEITHER COACH HAS ANY INTEREST AT ALL IN LEAVING THEIR BIG MONEY HEAD COACHING JOBS TO BECOME ASSISTANT COACHES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TOTEM POLE.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 26, 2017, 04:38:46 PM
Ms. Bucks as it is set now I believe we have available for next season $43.50 M in Salary and 9 mil in PR pending the finalization of our sponsor which will have our PR increase. Am I correct? If I get this info now, you will not for the rest of the of season have to talk to me about money? for that I have created a system.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 26, 2017, 04:46:07 PM
YOUR NUMBERS ARE WRONG ON BOTH SIDES
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 27, 2017, 03:13:41 PM
Ms Bucks can you get me Andrew Reyes.

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Andrew I know you just retired but like I told you early on in the season I appreciated your effort and veteran leadership. I would like to keep you involved and continue to use your leadership for some of the younger DE/LB I plan to draft. Would you be willing to give 1 year of your time to help the youngsters transition and learn from a veteran like yourself. I can give you 1 year at 2MM to be an assistant.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 27, 2017, 03:59:13 PM
ANDREW REYES HAS NO INTEREST IN COACHING
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 12:09:35 AM
Ms. Bucks, if available can you get me coach Todd Collier

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Mr. Collier, I know you are looking for opportunity, I am looking for a defensive assistant.

What is your philosophy on defense

What are your coaching strengths on the defense side of the ball
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 12:48:14 AM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)

Hey GM Phoenix, I'm not looking for an assistant position. Maybe a coordinator, but definitely not an assistant job, as Head Coach at Michigan, I've got no interest in stepping down for such a low level job.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 12:58:37 AM
well just to know for future reference, I know a lot of GM's looking to fill positions, it's a shame you are still out there. Tell me about yourself and I can pass your name along. What are your strengths, what defense do you run?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 01:12:03 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)

I run a 3-3-5 defense that uses hybrid players to attack the offense from all angles. I'm good at everything, that's why I coach at Michigan..
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 06:42:01 AM
well coach, I feel like our franchise needs to go a new direction with our defense. I think you would bring an exciting type of defense to the Rhinos. I am willing to part ways with my current DC and make you an offer to be our new DC and give you an opportunity to get into the pro's. My offer is 3 years at 5 Milion, would that be suitable
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 07:53:33 AM
Mr. Collier, I want to do this the right way. Before we get into negotiation, I want to make sure all parties involved are informed. I owe it to the coaches who have been here. I am willing to make you a suitable offer but I feel it's only fair I speak to my current DC and part ways in an amicable way. I will be in touch. think about the deal.


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Ms. Bucks can you get me DC Goodman

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Coach Goodman, I want to thank you for your service with the Seattle Rhinos. At this time the Rhino's want to head in a new direction with their defense. I want a more versatile and dynamic defense and I feel that it needs to start at the draft with a new vision. I want to thank you for the time you have given but going into the combine we need to have someone in place who will coach the defense I envision in place. Thank you, I know you will land on your feet.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 10:49:59 AM
YOU ARE GIVEN A HEX FROM COACH IN A STRANGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE AS HE PLACES A CURSE ON YOUR TEAM
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 10:55:35 AM
Well that was unexpected, didn't think Mr. Goodman studied the dark arts...

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Ms. Bucks I would like to speak to Mr. Collier once again

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Coach Collier, now that there is a vacancy at my DC position I am ready to offer you 3 years at 6 million per to bring a unique and different approach to our defense and make us great.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 11:09:44 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)

I'm not seeing any news of a release of your DC...
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 12:15:01 PM
Apologies, I never hit send on the fax. It's all in, now it's there for you if you will accept the offer.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 12:29:16 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/hifl1.png)

I might, there is still a head coaching opening in the league and I plan on interviewing for it. 
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 12:37:03 PM
How about I make it a two year, let you get your feet wet and get familiar with the league. If someone next season wants you for head coaching then you can take the job with no issues. At least you then can command more money and already be familiar with the HIFL. I will give you 7 million for 2 years to sign on now as our DC.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 12:50:21 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

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I can agree to that. 
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 01:05:01 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Andy Graham.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/sea1.png)

I need a raise, I am not a fan of being paid the same to be the Head Coach as my offensive coordinator. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 01:52:31 PM
Absolutely coach, How does 9MM per season sound for the remainder of your contract?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2017, 02:57:44 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Andy Graham.jpg)

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Deal. Thank you. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on February 28, 2017, 03:26:43 PM
After that tough year you had, you deserve it. now let's go get Seattle on the map
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 01, 2017, 10:57:55 PM
Ms. Bucks, if we have any PR left please donate it to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 01, 2017, 11:14:03 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Starr.jpg)

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We do not, but it was a nice gesture sir. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 12:06:58 AM
Ms. Bucks can you get me Darren Pierce's agent
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 12:11:32 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJayC.jpg)

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#1 Pick, Lucky you... let's get a deal done. 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 12:13:46 AM
What is your client looking for? I got 5 years 11 Mil with 2 Mil Pr with his name on it. Will that do?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 12:17:10 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJayC.jpg)

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Lock id down with the traditional Full Guarantee and it's a deal. 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 12:18:25 AM
Then it's a deal, full Full Guarantee it is.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 12:22:18 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJayC.jpg)

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..ha, and Drew says you're hard to deal with... shit. 
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 12:26:44 AM
Seattle is excited to have your client. I look forward to working with you again throughout the draft.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 12:44:44 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Darren_Pierce.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/sea1.png)

Hey GM Phoenix!  Your new star is here!  What up dude!?! 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 12:49:45 PM
Mr. Darren Pierce, welcome to Seattle. A city that has been starving to be in the spotlight and a have a star of your caliber. Tell me, how do wish to introduce yourself so I can start planning. Would you prefer billboards and commercials or would you prefer to spread your good name through charities and guest appearances?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 08:08:50 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Darren_Pierce.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/sea1.png)

Man, don't ever spend my PR money on charity and appearances, I want my name on TV, commercials, fly campaigns and mess man, not lookin' to be no goody goody, I'm my own brand dude
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 09:07:13 PM
Great, I hear you. You worked hard for what you got and you shouldn't be giving it away. It's pierce time. I'll take care of you when it comes time to get your face all over the Seattle. When it's all over people in Alaska will be wearing Darren Pierce Jersey's.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 09:27:39 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Darren_Pierce.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/sea1.png)

As long as it's not those lil bish kids in Africa wearing them because we lost the Impact Bowl, nom' sayn?
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 09:35:21 PM
I hear you loud and kids, damn bish kids, ruin everything. I expect us to have many more of these great conversations, now I got to go and continue to surround you with talent so we can get that Title. You should get familiar with the city. It's got great seafood and the view from the penthouse at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel is absolutely breath taking. If anything comes up that you want to talk to me about, drop me a line. Now let me go and try to get you some rings.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 10:14:54 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Darren Pierce.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/sea1.png)

Yeah. Later.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 10:18:03 PM
Have a great day.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me the representation for McKenzie Lightner
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 10:30:00 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

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...Well, Well...
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 10:57:31 PM
Good evening sir, first let me start by saying Seattle was delighted we got your client Earl Craven signed. Thank you for giving us that opportunity. Now, let us get down to the business here. We are trying to build a winner and your client is part of that so what can we get your client signed at? I was thinking 5 years 7M per 1M PR. Would that do, or did you have another number?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 11:02:25 PM
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Well I'd like to be able to save my client from your erratic ways if need be, so I want a fully guaranteed, 2 year deal for 7MM, with 1MM in PR with a No Trade Clause that insure we we are only traded to teams that are in first or second place in their respective divisions at the time of the trade.

Do that and we can start over, or as close to "start over" as we are going to get. 

 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 11:06:54 PM
Consider it done. I would love to finally leave the past in the past and start over. Thank you Mr.Leventhal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 02, 2017, 11:07:48 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDL.jpg)

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if you make me regret this, I will ruin you... Don't screw my clients again.

...Enjoy the draft. 

 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 02, 2017, 11:11:40 PM
I'm a different man this time around. Glad that we can work together again.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2017, 02:55:48 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me the representation for Larry Herzog?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 02:58:32 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentEH.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/AgentLogo.png)


Hey there. 
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2017, 03:26:57 PM
Good day Mr. Harris. as you know I moved up in the draft to make sure I drafted your client Larry Herzog. As you also may know I have his brother Joseph on our team. I know the Herzog's are talented football players and it would be remissed if I didn't give both brothers an opportunity to play together. I am looking to make sure that the Herzog name stays a prominent TE name in the HIFL for years to come. I know your client also plays fullback which makes him versatile and that is why I am going to fully guarantee his contract, so I would like to offer your client 3 years, 4 Mil Per with 500k PR fully guaranteed?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 03:32:06 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentEH.jpg)

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So are you paying to move us to TE, or are we listing as a FB and playing TE?  I'm just trying to get this straight.   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2017, 03:39:54 PM
Listing him as Fullback and playing TE because he is a natural fullback with TE Talent. I'm banking on his versatility and the fact that he now has his brother to learn from.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 03:40:36 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentEH.jpg)

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Alright good, We'll sign off on that deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2017, 08:57:26 PM
Awesome, hope to work with you again soon.

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Ms. Bucks I know in the start of this season we owed a few teams some of our PR money. Going into season 9, do we owe anyone that would diminish our budget?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 03, 2017, 09:22:46 PM
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No sir, we are only allowed to move PR for the current season, so there was no movement of PR for this coming season. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 03, 2017, 09:48:01 PM
Wonderful, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 05, 2017, 02:18:05 PM
Ms. Bucks, Starbucks has accepted to become our sponsor yearly under the agreement we fund the construct of a cafe style lounge in our stadium under the Starbucks flagship name. How much is that going to cost?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 05, 2017, 07:32:43 PM
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$2MM sir, also we did not specify any years in our deal so this is a one year deal currently. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 05, 2017, 10:19:24 PM
They never gave us years, they just said "4 Million per year" I assume it was until they cut ties with us. If they continue there relationship with us next year it will be just a continuation. Best case scenario, after we do better and make the playoffs we can ask for more money through the sponsorship with them. So I guess we will ride with the one year deal for now if they feel it's a one year deal.

Now, can I get the representation to Kyle Foster please.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 05, 2017, 10:29:53 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentAM.jpg)

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2 years, 2.75MM.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 05, 2017, 10:52:44 PM
Deal, I'll send it to the league office right now. Thank you Ms. Molina.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 06, 2017, 05:06:09 PM
Ms. Bucks, William Wallace's agent please.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 06, 2017, 05:10:11 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentJTC.jpg)

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2 years, 2.5MM.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 06, 2017, 05:12:21 PM
Done, thank you JTC.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2017, 12:06:37 AM
Ms. Bucks can I speak to Larry Herzog

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Good evening Mr. Herzog. Glad to finally get to talk to you since all the draft madness has calmed down a bit. First let me say welcome to Seattle, we are pleased to have you here. I couldn't believe teams were passing on such a versatile talent like yourself. I knew I wanted you, it's why I scouted you. Plus, I couldn't pass up the chance to watch two talented brothers play on the same team. I am excited on what we can do here.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2017, 12:38:14 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Larry_Herzog.jpg)

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Thanks boss, happy to be a part of this team.. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2017, 06:13:15 AM
IF you have any question your brother can't answer my doors are always open. We made a good decision. Happy to have you. I'll let you continue to acclimate yourself and get familiar with everything.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2017, 11:15:58 AM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Larry_Herzog.jpg)

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Awesome, thanks. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2017, 12:32:03 PM
Great


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Ms. Bucks,  McKenzie Lightner Please

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Mr. Lightner, first let me welcome you to Seattle. I wanted to let the draft craziness simmer down before I I made your acquaintance. Wanted to make sure there was no distractions. So, how have you been acclimating yourself. I know this is a long way from where you attended college.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2017, 02:47:27 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/McKenzie_Lightner.jpg)

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Hey man it's just good to be gettin' paid to play ball now, ya know?  Corrupt college system holdin' us players down and making us play for free and shit.. but yeah, good to be a pro. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 07, 2017, 03:30:43 PM
Well, a talent like you will only see mo money, mo money, mo money in the years to come. It was amazing you were available. Obviously there are 19 other GM's who don't know what they are doing and I am grateful for that and just glad to have you making big plays for the Rhinos. We can't wait to see you out there on the field. If you have any questions my door is always open.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2017, 04:33:23 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/McKenzie_Lightner.jpg)

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Yeah man, time to shine.. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 08, 2017, 09:17:49 PM
Awesome

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Ms. Bucks, the agent for Julio Greenfield please
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 08, 2017, 11:05:03 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentAM.jpg)

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Hola 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 09, 2017, 06:15:38 AM
Good day Ms. Molina, happy to see you once again. I have an offer for your client, 3 years at 3 Million per. I think that's comparable considering most guys being drafted at this level are getting under 3 MM per. But it's not what I think, it's what you think. Consider it fair or did you have another number in mind?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2017, 10:08:58 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentAM.jpg)

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You have a deal, that's way above our slot.  Thank you. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 09, 2017, 10:50:39 AM
I know, but that is because I think the rest of the GM's are crazy for letting Julio fall this low. I'll send it in now
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 09, 2017, 06:30:16 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me James Gomez on the line please, let him know it's very important.

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James, as you know this off season we are trying to rebuild faster then they say we should. I think we have players who are ready. Players like yourself, Rose, Roby, Scott. I am trying to put more talent around you guys to get this defense where it needs to be, where I know it can be. I would like it if when the few guys who I invited for a tour to Seattle to join our team showed up and saw a respected and talented player like yourself here selling them on why we are the team they should help win the championship. I know it's a lot, this is your off season. But I think it would mean a lot and it would show the players how serious we are in winning. What do you say?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/James_Gomez.jpg)

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Logos/sea1.png)

Man I'm not taking time away from my vacation to do anything unless I'm getting paid like 250K PR. 
 
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 09, 2017, 08:47:44 PM
Done, 250k PR, I think your presence will make all the difference in the world. Thank you James.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 09, 2017, 10:06:57 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/James_Gomez.jpg)

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Yeah man. 
 
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 10, 2017, 07:29:52 PM
awesome....

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Ms. Bucks, Can you please get me Benjamin Jacks agent
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2017, 08:09:00 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentBS.jpg)

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750K a year for 2-4 years, your choice of years. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 10, 2017, 08:35:09 PM
I'll take 4, deal done.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 10, 2017, 11:42:03 PM
Great working with you

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Ms. Bucks the agent for Melvin Sims please
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2017, 09:57:21 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Agents/AgentDA.jpg)

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Sims is 2 years 500K, Cooks is 1 year 250K 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 11, 2017, 10:33:54 AM
Consider both done, nice to get both on the team. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 11, 2017, 01:43:42 PM
Ms. Bucks,  DT Joshua Keaton's agent please
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2017, 10:58:29 PM
 
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Yes? 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 12, 2017, 12:47:39 AM
Good evening Mr. Harris, feels like we just spoke yesterday about getting Herzog signed. So let's get another one of your clients in blue and green. 1 year at 250K or two years at 500k, this seems like this is the years and asking price a lot of agents have been coming to me with for their clients around this time in the draft.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 12, 2017, 10:52:42 AM
 
 
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2 for 500K is good for us.
 
       
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 12, 2017, 11:32:26 AM
Done, Thanks again Mr Harris.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 17, 2017, 08:10:25 PM
Ms Bucks can you get me Talent Scout Stone, thanks


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Stone, great job so far. I need some information going forward. Here's our defense front seven

Tony Stacy
Billy Cleary
Scott Brent
Gabriel De la Rosa
Raymond Roby
Christopher Byrd
William Wallace
James Gomez

With the tape you have watched on them so far, any insight going forward how they might fair in our new defensive scheme?

Once free agency starts, any insight on who you think will be a good fit would be great advice.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 17, 2017, 09:09:51 PM
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I scout rookies man, this ain't my crowd. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2017, 12:04:54 AM
Ok, good to know

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Agent Molina

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Good evening, if C James Lewis II is still available I would like to sign him for 1 year at 500K
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 09:51:52 AM
Deal
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2017, 12:17:38 PM
Ms Bucks can you get me agent Molina

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I see your client Raymond Ellis was just released, I would like to sign him for 1 year at 500k
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 12:41:06 PM
deal
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2017, 09:29:40 PM
Ms. Bucks can you call in Agent Crain please.

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Agent Crain, I currently have your client TE Carl Long on the team. He is currently making 4 million for the next 3 years. I would like to talk about a restructure to his contract in order to keep him on the team and keep us under the cap. As with the signing of the Herzog brothers it is safe to say with Carl our TE position is solidified for many years to come but with the brothers on hand Carl's play might suffer greatly from lack of playing time. Now, I do value his blocking and his veteran leadership but last year when he started he only brought in 19 receptions for less then 150 yards with 5 drops and no TD's. Any other team would have cut ties but I think Carl still has a lot left to offer in the way of leadership and experiences for our young players. I would like restructure his deal from 3 years at 4 million to 1 year at 2 million . This will allow him to get another solid deal somewhere else after this season and get playing time. I would also be open to trading him mid season to a contender if we struggle giving him the chance to win a championship.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 18, 2017, 09:50:03 PM
Correction as I have the complete stat sheet from last year, he had 24 catches with 6 drops for under 180 receptions and no TD's, slightly better but still no where near the production level needed for a player filling that position. I really would like to consider this offer
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2017, 10:28:29 PM
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Nope. 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 27, 2017, 12:40:30 PM
Ok,

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Ms Bucks can you get me Mr. Stone

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Mr. Stone I know you scouted front seven rookies for us, well we drafted a few and I am particularly interested to here your opinion on these four. William Wallace, Gabriel De la Rosa, Joshua Keaton and Melvin Sims. During your scouting, did you come across these four as potential starters in the league and if so, what do they need to take that next step?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on March 27, 2017, 12:48:10 PM
 
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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 27, 2017, 01:10:17 PM
Ok. Just thought since Sims and Keaton was part of the draft class you were scouting maybe you had some notes on them.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on March 27, 2017, 02:43:57 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me OC Perryman and DC Collier,

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Coaches, Sorry to bother you both on your off time, just with you both being new to the team I wanted some quick insight before I sent the season finalizing sheets to the office. I just had a question. Please tell me the top three formations you will be using so I know how to set up our talent.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on April 02, 2017, 10:27:08 AM
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We will be running the spread and shotgun on offense.. 
 
     
 


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I run the 3-3-5 Defense, so plan for that. 
 
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on April 02, 2017, 12:56:54 PM


Excellent, before you both go one last question before I wrap this up;

Coach Collier, Just having come from Michigan, do you see any players left on free agency from Michigan who you feel are worth a spot on our team.

Coach Perryman, we are loaded at WR, how would you rank them 1-5, who do you see as the slot?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on April 03, 2017, 11:05:56 AM
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I'd say Pierce, Earl Craven, Bruce, Rosser, and then Andrew Craven.  Any of them can play in the slot really, they are all in that general mold. 
 
     
 


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No, we're good to go.. 
 
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on April 27, 2017, 03:19:18 PM
*bump*
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 01, 2017, 10:19:38 AM
OK coach before we finalize this thing, so far on the field who has been worthy of wearing the C. I know Sam Rose will because he steps up when given the trust and I will put a C on Gomez but other than that who can we look too for leadership who can respond well when given the C?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on May 03, 2017, 10:08:33 AM
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Tubbs, Arreola, Roby, and De la Rosa are all great leaders who deserve the distinction. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on May 08, 2017, 09:25:34 AM
*BUMP*
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on May 09, 2017, 10:47:18 PM
Depth Charts-Roster

Offense
1 - QB Charles Todd
2 - QB King Carmizzi
1 - RB CJ Kirby
2 - RB Robert Brown
3 - RB Raymond Ellis
1 - FB Julio Greenfield
2 - FB Larry Herzog
1 - TE Joseph Herzog
2 - TE Carl Long
1 - WR Darren Pierce
2 - WR Earl Craven
3 - WR David Bruce
4 - WR Andrew Craven
5 - WR Ryan Rosser
1 - G Bob Tubbs
2 - G Stacy Bowen
3 - G Benjamin Jacks
1 - T Walter Arreola
2 - T Gary Cooks
1 - C James Miller
2 - C James Lewis II

Defense
1 - T Billy Cleary
2 - T Tony Stacy
3 - T   Joshua Keaton
1 - DE Gabriel De la Rosa
2 - DE Scott Brent
1 - LB James Gomez
2 - LB Raymond Roby
3 - LB Melvin Sims
4 - LB William Wallace
5 - LB Brian Harmon
1 - CB Austin Napier
2 - CB Mckenzie Lighter
3 - CB Eric Scott
1 - SS Billy Faison
2 - SS Karl Hoeper
1 - FS Sam Rose
2 - FS Devon Kruse

Special Teams
K-Taylor Frizzell
P-Richard Keyser

KR 1: Earl Craven
KR 2: McKenzie Lightner
KR 3: Robert Brown
KR 4: Eric Scott

PR 1: Earl Craven
PR 2: Mckenzie Lightner
PR 3: Robert Brown
PR 4: Eric Scott

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PR Campaigns

CJ Kirby-

"The Kirb Ball"
(500K) – Team colored footballs with CJ Kirby’s number and autopgraph on them will be given out to all fans 12 and under at all home games

"Kirb Stomp"
(500K) - Sweaters and hoodies are made that say Kirb Stomp on the front and has CJ’s Kirby’s number in the back. They come in home and away style color design. Each side of the Hood part has a side of a Rhino’s face on it.


"Smells like Team Spirit"
(500K) – CJ Kirby uses Nirvana’s most famous song and alters it as the New Seattle Rhino’s catch phrase “Smells like TEAM spirit” Billboards put all over Seattle Showing CK Kirby running with Players from all other teams grabbing onto him as he is trying to go forward dragging most of them and a few on his back.

"Kirb your enthusiasm"
(500K) – Half price tickets to all fans who attend away games wearing CJ Kirby Jersey’s

“Regret Nothing”
(500K) – Commercial -
Starts with Cj Kirby working out in the gym, he gets a call and a split screen appears of one of his friends asking him

Friend: ” CJ, I’m up in the third round and I haven’t picked a RB yet pick in my fantasy draft. Can I count on you man?”
 
CJ: Jeeesh, the third round and I haven’t been picked?

Friend: Well you did have a bunch of fumbles last year and they are worried if you can even hold down the starting spot

CJ: Look man you can absolutely count on me, that’s just a bit more motivation to add to my game knowing I’m helping out a friend and making those guys in your league look silly. Draft me, you won’t regret it.

Later on CJ Gets a text that he has been drafted by his buddy. We see CJ smile and start lifting harder, running faster, jumping higher and really putting in work. The scene fades as we are at the end of week one game, CJ goes into the lockeroom and notices he has a text from his buddy that reads

“Dude, seriously only 45 yards and a fumble. Come on CJ, you said I wouldn’t regret this and I already am”

CJ shakes his head in disappointment, fast forward to the end of the first quarter of week 2. Right as Cj is coming on the field for the second quater CJ looks into the crowd and notices his friend talking with another guy. Suddenly he see’s both men shake hands.The Scene fades as the halftime comes CJ goes into the locker room and checks his cell phone and see’s his friend just traded him for a defense and there is a message from his friend that says” Sorry CJ, but I needed a stud defense and I was nervous. You only racked up 5 yards in the first quarter. We’re still cool right, I didn’t want to regret Drafting you”

(CJ Text back)

CJ: You wasn’t going too, I haven’t even gotten started yet. CJ shakes his head and tosses his phone into the bag and takes a deep breath. He looks up into the camera very angrily

Scene fades to the end of the game as the Cj is walking into the tunnel and looks up and notices his friend has his head in his hands and the guys his friend shook hands with is laughing. Suddenly an ESPN person comes up to CJ and talks to him
ESPN Personality: CJ the guys in the studio want to interview on your monster game today.


CJ: Sure

CJ looks into the camera and smile and says "Regret Nothing".


Scene cuts to black.

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Larry Herzog

"All hands on Deck"
(500K)  – First 1000 fans at every home game will receive Seattle Rhino Football gloves with the Larry Herzog’s number on them and his name written on them in script

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Darren Pierce

"Faster than a speeding …."
(500k) Commercial - Package showing a race about to happen. We see a Jet and the camera keeps panning as we see a Lamborghini then we see a Horse and then a Hover craft, then we see a cheetah and finally we see a man about to shoot a gun. We quickly pan to two men

Man 1: Ready to see what is actually faster

Man 2: Let’s go, on your mark, get set

(Voice screams out Wait!)

Both men look in surprise as they see another competitor and we see Darren Pierce line up near the Cheetah. Both men look at themselves and say GO! The screen goes black. Then we see the two men say wow, So far the fastest I have seen as they look to the side and the camera quickly pans to Darren Pierce hunched over in sweat and smiling. As he winks to the camera.

"Piercing defenses"
(500K) billboards – Billboards of Darren Pierce running. They would be put all throughout the city and facing one direction towards the stadium. Tag line reads “Time for Darren to Pierce Defenses”

"Darren Fly’s"
(500K) - 2 times a week Every week on random days and on game day, Jets Fly over the City of Seattle leaving a smoke screen that Reads “Come watch Daren Pierce and the Seattle Rhinos play _(What ever team they are playing that week)_

"The chosen One"
(500K) - Quick video package shows Darren going to the rest room and see’s Thor’s Hammer on the toilet seat. He responds” What is this some type of rookie initiation” He grabs the Hammer and sets it outside the restroom door. We keep watching and we hear thunder and see lighting strike as Thor has come down. He walks up to the hammer and picks it and looks around. He says to himself’ Did I leave this here” he looks around again and flies away.


Mckenzie Lighter

"Lightner got you Covered"
(500K) Umbrella night – first one thousand fans who attend third home game will receive Graphic Umbrellas with Mckenzie Lighter picture of him in an action pose covering a player.  The tag line reads, Lightner Got You Covered!

"Lightner's Law"
(500K)- Quick Video package plays It shows a football player in the middle of Hallquist stadium on the fifty yard line in a  Seattle Rhinos jersey coming into scene from a silhouette. We a number as the text comes on over his head that reads “Your odds of being struck by lightning this year are 1 in 960,000. In your lifetime those odds drop to about 1 in 12,000. Your odds of being struck by lightning twice in your lifetime are 1 in 9 million. …..Your odds drastically increase if you find yourself face to face with this guy. The player looks up and we see it’s Mckenzie Lightner. Scene goes black as the sound of thunder and lightning hits. And his name comes across the screen … Mckenzie Lightner

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Sam Rose

"Rose Buds"
(500K)  – 1$ entry fee to all fans who are overcoming or battling with Cancer all season long to sit behind both end zones at home. A section behind each home end zones that will be known as the Rose Gardens

"Every Rose has it Thorns"
(500K) - Commercial starts with Sam rose playing a second grade teacher Mr. Potts. Mr. Potts is in a classroom showing the students many different flowers. He says “ All flowers or plants for that matter have a defense mechanism. Rather it’s a scent that attracts insects to them in order to fight off pesky mites or if they have more obvious defenses like a rose has, it has thorns that you must always worry about and if not carefully can stick you. A kid raises his hand
 
Kid: “Mr. Potts, do you mean like Seattle Rhinos Free Safety Sam Rose!

Mr. Potts: Well, he’s a man not a flower.

Kid: Well you said defense and Sam Rose has some of the best defense around, whenever anything comes his way he swats it down.

(Mr. Potts smiles)

Mr Potts: Yes, he does, but…

Kid: And I always here my dad saying that Sam Rose is a thorn on all wide receivers side.

Mr. Potts: I mean…Sam Rose, he’s decent….

(Kid cuts him off)

Kid: Decent? You said a Rose’s defense is his obvious thorns. Then do you not agree that Sam Rose is not just a man but……… a mutant shape shifting flower…

Mr. Potts gives him a look of confusion and looks into the camera and raises his eye brow as the scene cuts off.


"Smell the Roses"
(250K) - All adult females in attendance receive a Rose pin with Sam Rose Number on it.
 
"SuperSam"
(250k)-Full newspaper pull out of Sam Rose in a suit and opening his shirt superman like that has a Seattle Rhino’s colored S on his chest.

"Roses of Pride"
(500k) – All Wounded Warriors and Military Vets pay half price throughout the season in all home games

"Sam I Am"
(500K)- Bill Boards placed throughout Orlando showing Sam Rose making plays as the face of Seattle’s defense

"1000 Roses"
(250k) -first 1000 fans to receive replica Sam Rose Jersey’s at first home game

"Tale of two Sam's"
(250K)-Two different bobble heads will be made. One of Sam rose wearing his Seattle Rhino’s uniform and a special collector’s edition of Sam Rose in his college uniform which you can only get at Sam Rose bobble head night the fourth game of the season.

"Rose above the rest"
(1M)– Commercial= We see a young elementary school boy trying to play football with his friends and no one picks him. He walks away as the scene fade we see the young boy holding a football at the foot of the steps of his home. He looks out and suddenly “Blow Up the Outside World Instrumental” by legendary Seattle heavy metal band “Soundgarden” comes on as we see the boy running to and from school she can quickly do his homework and then go play catch with his father  We see him watching football on television. Sitting and watching High School games from a fence. Then we see him throwing a ball to himself on the high school football field he stops and sees some local high school kids all going to the high school gym. He follows as we see him a bit older working out and trying out for the High School team, Then we cut to seeing him look at a list and getting excited as he is high fiving team mates. He runs and when he turns the corner we cut and see him running on the field as a college player. He gets on the field and lines up and looks ahead and notices the WR he is covering and reflects to the kid who laughed at him as he didn’t get picked as a young boy. The WR takes off as the young man takes off and looks up. We pan to see the ball as the ball comes down it’s now in Hallquist Stadium, we see sam Rose running in a Seattle Rhinos uniform. He leaps and the screen goes black and we here the announcer scream, “Picked off” Then a tag lines reads And a surprise narrator Morgan Freeman reads “Sam Rose Above it all”.

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James Gomez

"J. Go Boom"
(250K) –All fans 12 and under receive Green Giant Hulk like fist with James Gomez Number on the back and the tag line on the wrist of the fist reads J.Go BOOM. They will be handed out on the second and fifth home game of the season and be sold throughout the stadium on game days

"Raging Rhino"
(250K)  - Billboards throughout Seattle that show James Gomez Sacking QB’s, Hitting guys hard that Read Get ready for the Raging Rhino. 

"The True Rhino"
(500K) - Small video package during home games that a safari clips of a poachers in the bush trying to sneak up on a Rhino. They are walking slowly and the Rhino spots them. They pull out there spears and knives and suddenly a look of fear comes on their face as they start running. The Rhino is still and someone one goes zooming past. The poachers all jump in their jeep as they look and are it with an serious impact as they go flying of the jeep onto a tree. We then see the Jeep destroyed and we do a quick pan to James Gomes standing there looking on as the Rhino slowly walks behind him.

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Austin Napier

"Napier Nabs everything"
(250K) – Giant foam hands with Austin Napier’s number on them that say “Nab everything” are sold at team apparel stores and by the vendors throughout the stadium during the game.  They will also be given out on the third home game to all everyone 14 and over.

"Austin, we have a problem"
(250K) - Small video package of defenders going out to the field and seeing a Rhino on the left and Napier on the right. They look at both and decide to line up against the Rhino as no one is going to Austin’s side. Austin then scream out to the other team, come on, he always gets all the action.

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Billy Cleary

"Cleary’s Coming"
(250K) – A center page full spread the day before every game in all the local newspapers including the “Seattle times” It shows Cleary chasing down the opposing QB for the Rhino’s opponent that week. With the tag line. “Cleary is Coming”

"Let them hear Cleary"
(250K) – Billy Cleary plastic sound maker megaphones in Seattle Rhino’s team color to be sold throughout the stadium and in all sporting goods store. On one side it has Billy Cleary’s name and number and the other side says “Let them hear you Cleary” with a small underline that says D-Fense. This if for the home crowd fans to cheer on their team extra loud

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Captains

RB-CJ Kirby
G-Bob Tubbs
T-Walter Arreola

FS-Sam Rose
LB-James Gomez
DE-Gabriel De La Rosa

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Mini Camp Training

CJ Kirby - (RB) Hands
McKenzie Lightner (CB) -IQ
Sam Rose (FS)-Agility
Darren Pierce (WR)-IQ
Julio Greenfield (FB) Pass Blocking
Walter Arreola (T) Pass Blocking

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Offense

Shot Gun
QB: Charles Todd
RB: CJ Kirby
WR1: Darren Pierce
WR2: Earl Craven
WR3: Larry Herzog
TE: Joseph Herzog
LT: Walter Arreola
LG: Bob Tubbs
C: James Miller
RG: Stacey Bowen
RT: Gary Cooks

Spread
QB: Charles Todd
RB: CJ Kirby
WR1: Daren Peirce
WR2: Earl Craven
WR3: Larry Herzog
WR4: David Bruce
LT: Walter Arreola
LG: Bob Tubbs
C: James Miller
RG: Stacey Bowen
RT: Garry Cooks

Two TE
QB: Charles Todd
RB: CJ Kirby
WR1: Daren Peirce
WR2: Earl Craven
TE 1: Joseph Herzog
TE 2: Larry Herzog
LT: Walter Arreola
LG: Bob Tubbs
C: James Miller
RG: Stacey Bowen
RT: Garry Cooks

I-Formation
QB: Charles Todd
RB: CJ Kirby
FB: Julio Greenfield
WR1: Daren Peirce
WR2: Earl Craven
TE 1: Larry Herzog
LT: Walter Arreola
LG: Bob Tubbs
C: James Miller
RG: Stacey Bowen
RT: Garry Cooks

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Defense

3-3-5
DE: Scott Brent
DE: Gabriel De La Rosa
DT: Billy Cleary
LB: James Gomez
LB: Raymond Roby
LB: William Wallace
CB: McKenzie Lightner
CB: Austin Napier
SS: Billy Faison
SS: Devon Kruse
FS: Sam Rose

Dime
DE: Scott Brent
DE: Gabriel De La Rosa
DT: Billy Cleary
DT: Tony Stacey
LB: James Gomez
CB: McKenzie Lightner
CB: Austin Napier
CB: Eric Scott
SS: Billy Faison
SS: Devon Kruse
FS: Sam Rose

3-4
DE: Scott Brent
DE: Gabriel De La Rosa
DT: Billy Cleary
LB: James Gomez
LB: Raymond Roby
LB: William Wallace
LB: Melvin Sims
CB: McKenzie Lightner
CB: Austin Napier
SS: Billy Faison
FS: Sam Rose

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Strategies

A. Backfield Strategy – Featured Back
B. Primary Receiver – Darren Pierce
C. Playing Time – Mostly Starters



OFFSEASON LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on May 23, 2017, 09:18:32 PM
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Hey dude... here is our team sheet after training camp, I'm going to go get a vente chai tea latte, at like exactly 124 degrees, ciao. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2017, 12:04:44 AM
THE MEDIA GATHERS TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR OFF-SEASON AND TRAINING CAMP
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 04, 2017, 02:11:15 AM
Good evening, hope you all had a restful and invigorating off season. So let me say this, I think our off season started and ended on high notes. As far as our OC and DC positions go we brought in new blood with fresh perspectives. We landed the best WR in the game. We solidified our offense and made some healthy strides in our defense. We landed some quality free agents that are as hard working as they are talented so I think the challenge won't be the lack of talent like last year but more of learning a new system. We are now running the 3-3-5 Defense so that might take some time to getting used too. Our offense is rock solid and could be a top five by seasons end if we can keep Todd upright. We still got some pruning to do before we go into the first preseason game but overall I think we took the right steps forward. Overall, if we can avoid injuries I truly think we can get into the playoffs and if not at least get to 7-8 wins which would be a great improvement going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2017, 08:04:26 AM
Do you have any concerns with Darren Pierce's "unique" personality or his tendency for trash talk?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 04, 2017, 08:22:02 AM
Not at all, I love individuals. I love players with personality, Don't get me wrong, guys who are low key and all about business are awesome. All heart, all business; give me 10 of those, and when you do, also give me a Darren Pierce. He's a unique individual with an amazing personality who truly loves the game. There is nothing wrong with a little self promotion and I believe, if you are going to, what you guys call it "Trash Talk" well. I call it "betting on yourself" If you are going to bet on yourself you better know you are going to win and Darren Pierce is a winner in my book. Give me one Darren Pierce or 11. Either way, in my experience what guys do on the field wins games. Don't want him to trash talk, stop him! As long as Darren keeps his head above water, keeps his nose clean and sights set on the prize not only will he show why he was picked first overall but he will help the Rhinos win.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2017, 08:35:15 AM
You are paying 4MM of Dorian Chriscoe's salary this season, what was the thinking behind that, after dubbing him the best WR in the league only a year ago.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 04, 2017, 08:52:37 AM
When you add the skills and what you see the on the field you get a good idea of what a player can do. Looking at Chriscoe's career and how he was conducting himself on a new team and what a great teammate he was, to me that made him the best WR in the league. He was a gamer. I didn't know that would change the minute I told him I felt he was the best WR. Who knew the key to unlocking an ego was a compliment. But not any ego, an ego who felt like suddenly he needed to get paid, in the middle of he season while we were trying to find our identity. I knew we had to keep him because at that point once he sat out a game I started getting calls from other owners about possible trades and Chriscoe not willing to play for us meant we would not get equal worth in a trade, I knew I had to pay him to play in order to continue to increase his value. Unfortunately, when I paid Chriscoe I knew what my end game was at that moment. That is the moment I opened my college scouting notes and circled Darren Peirce with the brightest highlighter I could find. I won't sit here and bad mouth Chriscoe, he was still a very good player who I was really starting to like and who I still like, but again, what made him great was that even when he dropped passes he had the ability to still come back and play the game without letting the drops get to him. I liked him, again it's unfortunate we have to eat 4 million but it's a lesson learned. Next time great will be reserved for true talent, one I think we have found in Darren Peirce and by the end of the year you all know why I made Darren the number 1 pick.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 04, 2017, 09:09:14 AM
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Well here we go.  Preseason, how do you want to take it?  I'd rather not mess with the lineups to much, its a pain to flip and flop the depth chart all around for two meaningless games. 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 05, 2017, 10:19:09 AM
Absolutely coach, I'll make the adjustments Coach Perryman suggested, I also want to split the preseason games between Carmizzi and Todd. I am also looking to upgrade the G position in order to give our QB's a chance. After that, we will be set. 


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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent JTC

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Agent Crain, good to see you after such a long off season. I am wondering, I am looking over the transaction notes and I don't see where your client G Harry Williams was signed. If he is available I would like to sign him for 250K to the practice squad.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 05, 2017, 09:34:46 PM
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Hmm..? 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 05, 2017, 10:51:26 PM
OK Crain, was just faxed the new free agent listing from the league. I only see a Robert Williams and he isn't your client. Sorry for wasting your time. I went through the transactions and didn't see where he was signed. apologies. I'll let you get to work I know you are a busy man.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Forrest
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Good evening Mr. Forrest, with the systems updated I see your client William Jordan is still available. I would like to bring him on for 1 year 500K to start. Sound good?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 08:50:59 AM
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500K to start?  Please!  Your saying his back up would make 3MM and he'd get 500K, no way.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2017, 11:57:42 AM
I understand, I am planning on making some moves. We'll talk in a few.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2017, 12:06:02 PM
Ms. Bucks, can you get me Bobby Shapiro

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Mr. Shapiro, After a long off season and training camp, it has come to my attention from my coaches that your client G Stacey Bowen has not lived up to starting on this team. He plays an invaluable position because his play determines the health of our QB and as you know the team goes as the QB does. Now we have some options, A restructure of contract so he can stay on and develop or release. I need to bring in a starter and right now looking at tape and seeing his performance during the off season he is not a starter. I wanted to do the right thing and speak to you first.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 02:24:21 PM
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We're not restructuring a deal we just signed after the draft.  I guess that means you're going to have to release Stacy if you're ready to move on.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 06, 2017, 10:07:17 PM
I hate to release him, he seems like a great guy. You know what, let me see where his head is. I would love for him to stay here and become a monster. It's why I drafted him. I thought I had a steal but not everyone matures and that same speed. We all know the pro's are a much different monster than college.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me G Stacey Bowen

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Stacey, our coaches were not impressed with your performance. They feel you might be a liability if you don't shape up. I spoke to your agent about a possible restructure or release and he would rather you be released. As a rookie I think you can find your way. I want you to find the fire here, in Seattle. But I need to know how you feel. What do you think?. Can you make this work?, can you keep Todd upright?.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 06, 2017, 11:29:53 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Stacy_Bowen.jpg)

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What kind of question is that, of course I can.  That's why I'm in the league... but you didn't draft me, The Oakland Silverbacks did. 
 
     
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 07, 2017, 12:08:09 AM
Stacey, I hate to say the pressure is on but I am going to have to see you step up in these preseason games. I'll stop taking up your time and let you continue to prepare.

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Ms. Bucks Agent Forrest please

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Agent Forrest, I have a proposition for you and your client G William Jordan. I would like to sign him for 500k. I will split the preseason games between him and Stacey Bowen. The player with the best outright stats will get the start. If that is Jordan, then I no longer need Stacey, I will part ways and the money I recoup from Stacey's contract I will give to your client making it a 2 million dollar deal for 1 year. If Stacey beats him out, I will be happy to release your client with full pay to have a chance to sign on someone else.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2017, 12:24:21 AM
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Hmm.. I'll take that deal.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 07, 2017, 05:18:01 AM
great, Will get on it.

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Ms. Bucks please contact me agent Molina

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Agent Molina, as you know Seattle has 3 centers on our roster and according to our coaches not only do we need to assure the o-line in other areas but we just don't see how your client Jamal Lewis gets on the field with already having to very solid centers who did very well in the off season. He is making 500k, I would like to give him an extra 250k to move to the practice squad. If that is not an option  I am going to allow him to try and sign on with another team by releasing him but I will pay his entire salary of 500k with a release. I would like to work on the ladder but what do you think.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2017, 03:18:11 PM
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So you'll release us and then sign us to a 750K practice squad contract?
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 07, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
well since I was willing to pay the entire salary upon release, I was hoping to resign your client for 250k to the practice squad would be the 750k total.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2017, 04:23:00 PM
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You can't just sign them from active to practice squad, you have to release and re-sign.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 07, 2017, 05:39:55 PM
I understand, that is why I was willing to release your client and pay him his full salary of 500k then resign him at 250k to the practice squad.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 07, 2017, 05:48:40 PM
 
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Oh I see.. hmm, we can live with that, I suppose..
 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 07, 2017, 08:09:40 PM
done
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 07, 2017, 10:30:44 PM

Tempo: Fast

Game 1 and 2 Mostly Starters

Depth Chart 

I-formation
QB: Charles Todd
RB: CJ Kirby
FB: Julio Greenfield
WR1: Daren Peirce
WR2: Larry Herzog
TE 1: Joseph Herzog
LT: Walter Arreola
LG: Bob Tubbs
C: James Miller
RG: Stacey Bowen
RT: Garry Cooks

Offensive Depth chart

Preseason Game 1
Charles Todd
G William Jordan for G Stacey Bowen

Preseason Game 2
King Carmazzi
G Stacey Bowen for G William Jordan

Defensive Depth Chart

Game 1
Napier CB 1
Lightner CB 2

Game 2
Lightner CB 1
Scott CB 2

Preseason Training Schedule
- 2 hours Position Training
- 1 hours Athletic Training
- 1 hour Physical Training
- 0 hours Film Study

Preseason

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 13, 2017, 12:06:16 AM
What did you gather from your preseason games?
That was a whole new team out. That offense was potent as far as spreading the ball our defense seems to be gelling faster to the 3-3-5 than expected and guys like Gomez, Kirby, Napier and Faison are already in mid season form.

How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?
I think anyone who thinks it's just a preseason game is missing the big picture. The preseason is the last piece and most important piece to the puzzle we are trying to put together. For a lot of these guys they are on a new team, the rookies are in the pro's now and the guys who are already here all have to be able to work together. For some of these guys, they are playing for starting positions. Some are playing to get ready for another long season. No matter how you look at it there are a group of men out there playing hard for one reason or another. So yeah, I take stock in the preseason especially that first game where most teams play all their starters. That is the test, especially for these rookies.

With the start of the season finally here, what do you expect from your players in week one?

I expect them to go out there and finally beat the crap out of a team in a game that means something. These guys have been beatig on one another all off season, these preseason games just made them thirsty for more. I am sure the players on Long Beach feel the same. There are some familiar faces that I'm sure are going to try and prove a point but I think our defense is up to the task. Listen, I just want to get this damn season started and I'm sure I speak for all those men in that locker room when I say, Let's get this S#%! started already. Now if there are no more questions, I have some minor roster moves that need to be taken care of.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 13, 2017, 04:53:12 PM
"Is there any concern after both Charles Todd and King Carmazzi were banged up in game 1 against New Jersey, forcing your punter Keyser into the QB role late in the game?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 13, 2017, 09:24:19 PM
Not at all, these games are were we knock out the kinks and clean up the rust. I'll sit with my coaches who have a better assessment as to who is ready to take on Long Beach in week 1 and we go from there. Both men are capable and bring different skills to the table and we just happen to have the team to compliment both men. I knew what I was doing when I brought King in. Plus, let's not forget, Todd being the consummate pro that he is didn't even have a problem with it because he understand what we are trying to build here, it's all about team.

(GM Phoenix looks out in the crowd of media and points out to one gentlemen in-particular wearing horn rimmed glasses)

You, right there, the intelligent looking gentlemen, smell that?

(GM Phoenix takes a deep breath)

That right there, that right there smells like team spirit!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2017, 12:08:49 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Andy Graham.jpg)

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Well, here we go... time to kick off the season. 
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 14, 2017, 01:45:26 PM
Don't go anywhere coach,

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Ms. Bucks can you get me DC Collier, OC Perryman and scouting director Stone

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OK I have all three of you here just a few questions to get the paper work rolling;


Stone, I know your expertise is in draft, are there any undrafted players still left on the market you think is worth bringing in?


Coach Collier, I really liked how William Wallace performed out there, what did you think about him and the rest of the defense? How much would you like to blitz?Any changes you would like to make?


Coach Perryman I liked using Craven on special teams last year, I think he, Bruce and Brown could be great back there, any thoughts?, Which of the Qb's do think gives us the best chance? Which one is ready for week 1?


Coach Graham, What is your assessment of our chances after watching these games? Any changes you would like to make on either side of the ball?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2017, 02:16:06 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Scouts/William Stone.jpg)

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My skill is the draft, but only if I scout the people... so I can't help you with free agents.
   


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I like what I saw out of Wallace, he got a couple of sacks and some good tackle totals, good to see out of a rookie.  The pass defense against Alabama was terrible, giving up 4 TDs and not really turning him over was a pain in the ass, but I don't see much changing in my assessment from the training camp report.. I don't see the need to change our ratios yet.
   


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Thats fine with me. 
   


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Nope. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 15, 2017, 07:59:51 AM
Coach Perryman, I feell both Qb's played well. Each has it's unique skill for our team considering the diversity of our offense. a few questions

Which Qb impressed you more?


Which QB is in best health to play week 1?


We have about 250k left in budget, should I spend it signing a third QB to the roster?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 15, 2017, 05:09:15 PM

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Herbert Perryman.jpg)

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They are both plenty healthy, there was nobody to report injuries on after preseason because everyone is healthy.  I'd like to have a 3rd QB because its dangerous not to have a 3rd QB.. as for impressed... I think we got what we expected, so its your call. 
   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 16, 2017, 12:51:31 PM
OK, thank you coaches, thank you, now I'm gonna get to work, I'll let you get back to more important things

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Ms. Bucks please get me LB William Wallace.

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Mr. Wallace, let me be the first to tell you what a great job you did out there in preseason. We all noticed and I called you in to tell you that you have earned your way into the starting line up. Good job out there, I expect to see that fire you showed in preseason throughout the year.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 16, 2017, 12:58:07 PM
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Aye, the fire will burn until the last of the footballs have been freed from the bodies of the quarterbacks and ball carriers carrying them! THEY WILL FIND THEIR FREEDOM! 
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2017, 08:08:38 AM
That's exactly what I want to hear. Where would you prefer to play; right side, left side or middle?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2017, 03:41:29 PM

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/William_Wallace.jpg)

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William Wallace can play any of the positions with great fire! 
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2017, 05:20:11 PM
great, then with that said, I'l let you get back to practice

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Ms. Bucks can you get me G William Jordan

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Mr. Jordan, I kept my word and you are now our starting G. Todd will now be looking to you for protection. What is your strongest side. Left Guard or Right Guard.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2017, 07:43:45 PM
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Right my man. 
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2017, 08:26:59 PM
great, glad you are on board and can't wait to see what you do this season. I'll let you get back to practice.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2017, 09:01:51 PM
 
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Cool my man, sounds good.. 
   

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2017, 09:29:14 PM
awesome, I'll start to finish things up at my end.

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Ms Bucks I believe we still have 250k in funds remaining, if this is true can you get me the representation to QB Alvin Ayala

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If I am correct, your client is available going into the season. I would like to sign him to the practice squad for 250k
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2017, 10:21:51 PM
 
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Allen Ayala.jpg)

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No way I'm signing anywhere for peanuts like that, and to play on the practice squad? PLEASE!   
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 18, 2017, 10:49:31 PM
sorry we couldn't land on a deal, I would be willing to offer you a spot on the active roster if that would make a difference. If not, unfortunately we do not have the cap space. Good Luck!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 18, 2017, 11:47:46 PM
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250K is going to get you Schweinsteiger at best man... believe me, us QB's aren't signing for peanuts unless we're undrafted poor ass rookies who are desperate for a job because its either play football for cheap and risk our brains, or turn to prostitution to pay the bills... real talk.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 19, 2017, 06:21:24 AM
Well I appreciate that and I wish I had more money to give you, I could use a guy like you on the team.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2017, 11:35:40 AM
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No doubt.  See ya around.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 19, 2017, 01:07:38 PM
maybe sooner than later. Hope you get signed on. You would be an asset to any team.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me coach Graham and OC Perryman

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Gentlemen, on my way to sign a third string QB, I met with a player by the name of Alvin Ayala. Now he has been in the league a few years. what do you know about him? Is he worth moving some pieces around to acquire him? He has a great attitude, is he someone we should really consider.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 19, 2017, 01:15:45 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Herbert Perryman.jpg)

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Allen Ayala was a 4th round pick by the Cobras back in 2013. He started all 16 games that year before being moved to Missouri as a back up, he's made stops in Rapid City and most recently in Lincoln the last two seasons.  I don't know much more than that.
   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 20, 2017, 08:17:44 AM
Ok thank you
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 20, 2017, 08:40:33 AM
Ms. Bucks, after this last piece I will be ready to lock it up, can you get me DC Collier

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DC Collier, a few questions;

Is Lightner Ready to be the number 2 over Eric Scott?

How do you see the depth chart at DT position? Is Keaton worth keeping or is there someone out there at a different defensive position we can use more?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2017, 11:05:30 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

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Considering we run a 3-3-5, with 2 DE, 1 DT, 3 LB, 3 CB, and 2 Safeties, we don't need 3 DTs, so Keaton can go, and really we should look to trade either Stacy or Cleary to a team that needs a strong 2nd DT, or first in some teams cases, we can get a decent back up relatively cheap and also get a draft pick or something back... Stacy isn't going to be happy on the bench but Cleary wouldn't be either, so we need to figure something out if we're going to keep my 3-3-5 in place, which is what we are going to do... As for Lightner, I like him as the #2 and Scott as the nickle.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 20, 2017, 02:39:43 PM
Amazing input and I'll get on and see what I can do.Thank you
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 20, 2017, 10:35:56 PM
(Phoenix walks into the locker room with a speaker. He places it in the middle of the room and looks around getting everyone’s attention. He presses a button as Nirvana’s Smells like Teen Spirit starts to play. He says “Smells like Team Spirit” he then walks out as the music starts to kick in.  )

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Game 1 @Long Beach

Offense
1 - QB Charles Todd (Starter)
2 - QB King Carmizzi
1 - RB CJ Kirby
2 - RB Robert Brown
3 - RB Raymond Ellis
1 - FB Julio Greenfield
2 - FB Larry Herzog
1 - TE Joseph Herzog
2 - TE Carl Long
1 - WR Darren Pierce
2 - WR Earl Craven
3 - WR David Bruce
4 - WR Andrew Craven
5 - WR Ryan Rosser
1 - LG Bob Tubbs
2 - RG William Jordan
1 - LT Walter Arreola
2 - RT Gary Cooks
1 - C James Miller
2 - C Benjamin Jacks

Defense
1 - DT Billy Cleary
2 - DT Tony Stacy Will be #1 in nickel packages, Will play #2 DE when he is not at DT over Brent
3 - DT   Joshua Keaton
1 - DE Gabriel De la Rosa
2 - DE Scott Brent
1 - LB James Gomez
2 - LB Raymond Roby
3 - LB William Wallace
4 - LB Melvin Sims
5 - LB Brian Harmon
1 - CB Austin Napier
2 - CB Mckenzie Lighter
3 - CB Eric Scott    (will be #2 in the Nickle package over Lightner)
1 - SS Billy Faison
2 - SS Karl Hoeper
1 - FS Sam Rose
2 - FS Devon Kruse (Will play #2 SS when he is not at FS)

Depth Chart Changes

I-formation
QB: Charles Todd
RB: CJ Kirby
FB: Julio Greenfield
WR1: Daren Peirce
WR2: Larry Herzog
TE 1: Joseph Herzog
LT: Walter Arreola
LG: Bob Tubbs
C: James Miller
RG: Stacey Bowen
RT: Garry Cooks

Special Teams

KR-1 E. Craven KR-2 Brown KR-3 Bruce

PR- E. Craven PR-2 Bruce PR-3 Brown


Strategies

A. Backfield Strategy – Featured Back
B. Primary Receiver – Darren Pierce
C. Playing Time – Mostly Starters

High Tempo

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

Everything Else coaches Decision.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 21, 2017, 06:11:08 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Everything went wrong, nothing went right. WE lost our RB for a few weeks so Brown and Ellis are going to have to step up. OUr defense got handled. I know it's a new system but I feel like we have some talent on defense. My concern right now is the amount of sacks we gave up. Horrible, I'm surprise Todd was able to walk off the field on his own with the beating he took. I know talent can overcome scheme so maybe we just need a few more games but I'm not sure how many more games like this we can take as a team mentally

2. What did you make of your teams performance, despite the final outcome of the game?
Our offense struggled and I don't want anyone making anything of Maxley vs Pierce. Pierce went out there, first game, emotions running high. Adrenalin pumping. Tempers fared and I understood why. The kid is passionate. He's hungry and that is what this team needs. As far as outcome, well who the hell can explain getting blown out. 

3. Are there any major changes you see yourself making this week?
No, not this WEEK. It would be unfair to consider changes. This team has to adjust to the scheme. nothing great was ever achieved over night.

4. Talk to us about your match up this week.  How do you feel your offense and defense match up?  What will be the key to victory?
Our match up this week is against a team coming off a pretty big win to start the season. They beat Las Vegas and they do what they do. No surprises. Ortega will run, and when he isn't his zig zagging always finds a way to get people open. I'm hoping getting a look at the 3-3-5 can pay off against this type of qb. We got the WR's, we got the play makers. We got a nice core of DB's and LB's. Let's see, after this display we are going to need a lot of keys doing their part.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 21, 2017, 07:13:19 PM
"You are playing Lincoln this week, not Alabama who features Jamie Ortega at QB, or Tulsa who beat Las Vegas... What do you expect from Lincoln and their rookie QB Carl Bloom?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 21, 2017, 09:33:49 PM
Lincoln, really, jeeesh, I'm so pissed right now I don't even know who we are playing next week. I mean I'm not even sure I care about, Lincoln, Ortega, Bloom, Alabama...I don't. I don't have an opinion on them. My only concern is with this team.  Maybe next week I'll be more focused on week 3's opponent. From here on I will be focused solely on this team, not anyone's else's stats, suspensions, steroids, gambling, scandals and love triangle's and I definitely won't be concerned with what amazing feet some other player accomplished who is not on our team. Any more questions about this team.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 21, 2017, 10:29:26 PM
THE MEDIA GOES OFF TO WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE SAID.


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*sigh* ....smooth. 
   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 21, 2017, 11:07:43 PM
Screw the press, why the hell they need to know how I feel about Bloom. Now to business. Coach,  I know it's game 1 but off that game what do you fear might be our biggest downfall. I think we both agree the O-line but what is with our defense. Are they confused or just out of sync?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 21, 2017, 11:21:44 PM
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I think it was the fact that we had to deal with bad field position all day.  They only started from inside their 20 once and went 3 and out.  Tehy only started from inside their own 30 one other time and went 3 and out then too... but they regularly started on their own 40 or better, hell the first TD came because tehy returned a punt 69 yards to the ONE yard line and then punched it in..   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 22, 2017, 01:53:49 PM
OK, we need to do better on special teams. ok coach, I'll meet with the other coaches and try to get the paper work in so we can focus on next weeks game

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Ms. Bucks can I talk to coach Collier

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Coach, rough week. I would like to talk to you to see where were are as far as defensive integration. It's still early to tell what we are on defense so I want to ask how long do you think we can go if we continue to see what we saw this past week? And I am not saying drop the 3-3-5. I actually love it and think it can be an amazing defense but do you think down the road if we continue to be unsuccessful we can integrate more basic schemes like the 3-4. Not now of course, let's trust the system. but are you against modifying if we continue to be out of sync. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 22, 2017, 06:34:54 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Coaches/Todd Collier.jpg)

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I'm not against it, but I'm not wanting to do it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 23, 2017, 06:12:39 PM
I understand. Again, we'll let the process play out and see where it takes us. After a while if the system is not working the guys will let us know. Thank you coach.

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Ms Bucks cn you send in QB Todd

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Todd, 1 game in the books how do you feel. last year drops were our problem. This year I surrounded you with guys who could catch, run routes and straight out ball. I also just acquired Domingo Smith to strengthen our O-Line. Now we are expecting to be at least top 5 offense by years end. So I ask you how would you prefer our WR's lined up for you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2017, 09:21:39 AM
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Dude, it's been a week... just chill and let us get some continuity going. 
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 24, 2017, 12:25:55 PM
Well this week is a great time to start, we got Lincoln coming in. I hope to see us t start getting on track. I'll let you continue practicing.

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Ms. Bucks, does anyone have any questions or want to speak to me. If not I'll be ready to roll real soon.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2017, 03:28:28 PM
THERE ARE NO IMMEDIATE CONCERNS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 24, 2017, 08:41:28 PM
Before I set it all up, Ms Bucks please send in Sam Rose

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Sam, I have to tell you, I know this new scheme is different but like always, I see you busting your ass trying to make plays. No matter who sits in this defense I always look to you as my the captain. The orchestrater of the defense. This week We are going to need you more then ever. We can't afford to go 0-2. I know the defense isn't about 1 man but 1 man can certainly turn it around. James is doing all he can up front so I'm going to need you to get these men ready to lock Lincoln down. I know you can take over this game especially with the inexperience QB we will be facing. let's go get this W!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2017, 10:03:26 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Sam Rose.jpg)

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For sho man, I got this. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 25, 2017, 09:43:36 PM
Let's get'em

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Offense Depth Chart
1 - Robert Brown (Kirby Sits out due to injury)
2 - Raymond Ellis

LG - Bob Tubs
RG - Domingo Smith (OG)

TE 1 Joseph Herzog
TE 2 Carl long (Larry Herzog in two TE sets)

WR 1 Pierce
WR 2 E.Craven
WR 3 Larry Herzog
WR 4 A Craven (#3 WR when L. Herzog is out)
WR 5 D. Bruce
WR 6 Ryan Rosser

Defense Depth Chart
1 DT Billy Cleary
2 DT Richard Gerber
3 DT Joshua Keaton

E. Scott always in the nickle package

Special Team Depth Chart
KR 1 E. Craven  KR 2 Lightner     KR 3 Rosser
PR 1 E. Craven  KR 2 A. Craven   KR 3 Lightner 

Reset training from last week. This is the new schedule.
Andrew Lightner- 2 hours Position Training
Larry Herzog - 1 hours Athletic Training
William Wallace - 2 hour Physical Training
Darren Pierce - 2 hours Film Study

Coaches make all other decisions

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2017, 03:27:19 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong? 
What went right?
Let's see what went wrong, We lost. Our WR's disappeared. We gave up a ton of points. What went right? Our front line looks they are gelling. Some rookies are stepping up and most importantly we didn't get shut out.

2. What do you want to see your team improve on the field?
Scoring points and stopping the other team from collecting TD's like they are Pokemon.

3. What is your take on the Impact Bowl being awarded to Boston?
Good, The impact bowl should stay in the U.S. Unless we get a foreign team there is no reason to have the impact bowl over sea's or another country. Why would we want to take the game away from the fans who pay to see them. Put a few games over there, maybe even get a few teams over there and then it will make sense.

4. Give us a take from something in the media this week.
The fact that in week two we are already asking is Pierce overrated, Really?. I look at the stat line and no one is showing up for us but i guess where he got drafted instantly determines how valuable he should be. He's a young guy who still needs to find his footing. I know you need to write about something but asking if the number 1 pick is overrated, I mean even suggesting it is ridiculous. once he realizes he is better than anyone who lines up against him, the headline will read "Is Pierce the MVP on a struggling team?" except once he gets going, so will the Rhinos.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?
Well, hold on let me get this right, Rapid City correct? I mean does it matter considering everyone we have played so far looks like Rapid City. The key here is to try and not get blown out while putting up some points. We need to start somewhere and if we can't compete with Lincoln and Long Beach this week will be even worst if we don't get our shit together. I am patient man, but These players, these fans and definitely our owner are not. So if we go out and lay another egg, well, we'll discuss it in next week Q&A.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2017, 03:37:32 PM
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I think we really need to, at least internally, think about other options at QB for next year. I don't think Todd has "it" 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2017, 05:26:52 PM
coach two questions:
I was thinking putting Carmizzi, he's a gunslinger and is prone to Int's but he can gun it and got an arm. What do you think, Carmizzi wo can get the ball down to pierce down field or Todd one more week against Rapid City?

Our defense is getting torched in the backfield. Do you think we need to consider a chance to a more set d like the 3-4?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
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I'll leave both decisions to you... both have consequences either way, so if you want to make a change, I'll support it, but if you want to stand pat I'll support that too. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2017, 07:01:00 PM
Well with Rapid City coming in I don't think any drastic change would be a plus. I'll leave things alone one more week then after that we'll see. Thank you though coach for having my back. I'll let you get back to work

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Darren Pierce

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Darren, I come to you and ask, which is it, the play calling or the QB play making it difficult for you and the offense to get going?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2017, 08:23:38 PM
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Man the refs are letting these corners get away with murder out there, it's some bullshit, and then when I do get open home boy ain't throwing ya boy the ball!  Just like, man I get open, I burn these clowns!  I'm the REAL DEAL and I ain't getting nothin' from nobody. Not the refs, not the coaches, not the QB... just some straight injustice man.

   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2017, 08:36:20 PM
I see what the refs are doing, and to avoid being fined I don't talk to the media about those clowns. But, we have to be able to temper our aggression into our ability. As a team we are going to start making some changes soon. We have Rapid City next. I think it's time to make these fools eat their words. Let's get this next game in with Todd and see what he can do. If he fails to get you the ball again we are looking to make some changes to the Gun Slinger. Let's just continue to play hard and keep our heads on right. It'll get better.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2017, 08:42:24 PM
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Appreciate you dog, you got my back like nobody else man, repsect.

   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 27, 2017, 09:59:45 PM
always, I'll let you get back to practice.

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Ms Bucks can you get me the agent to Reggie Lawson

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As you already see, our season has not started the way we would like. We have too much talent on our roster offense wise to be as futile as we have been. I was advised that maybe getting another qb on the roster was the way to go. Now I can free up some money but I can only pay you 1MM for the remainder of the year with the potential to start if need be. Darren Pierce, the Craven brothers and the Herzog brothers need a arm. What do you think?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2017, 10:28:33 PM
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1 year, $1MM, you've got me signed man.
 
       
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2017, 12:34:37 AM
Done, welcome aboard. Pack your bags you are coming to Seattle.

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Ms. Bucks can you get my defensive captains in here please, Sam Rose, James Gomez and Gabriel De La Rosa

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Gentlemen, private discussion. I do not blame you or the struggles of the defense on the defense. I blame myself. I blame myself because I shluld have asked these questions int he off season. But we are here now. So, before I give an opinion I would like to hear your opinions on this 3-3-5 defense. Love it? Hate ?, guys out of position? Need more speed, not enough depth? I would like to hear all of your opinions or at least one from each.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2017, 11:16:39 AM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Sam Rose.jpg)

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We are still learning the scheme boss man.. it's a nickle that none of us are really used to, so we're still trying to shore up our technique, guys get out of position, our corners are okay, but none of them are like super stars either, but I've always been more comfortable playing with a 4-3 scheme like we had in Orlando, like its easier for me to read from the back, you know? 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2017, 04:09:16 PM
Thank you Rose,

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Gomez, De La Rosa anything to add or do you agree?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2017, 04:14:01 PM
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I don't care about the scheme too much, as a linebacker I am just blitzing on the blitz, playing coverage when its time, and getting to the football, but it is harder to stop the run in the 3-3-5, unless you've got freak talent at all 6 spots, because you don't got a front 7, you got a front 6. 
   


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I prefer the 4-3, I am the biggest defensive lineman on the team, and you need big men upfront to play the 3-4 or this 3-3-5, or the offensive line just double teams everyone. 
   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 28, 2017, 04:25:57 PM
Thank you, valuable information. This is why you guys are my leaders, my captains. Thank you fellas. I'll let you get back to practice.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 28, 2017, 04:34:44 PM
THE CAPTAINS LEAVE
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2017, 01:12:13 AM
Ms Bucks can you get me Charles Todd First, then Coach Collier and then finally King Carmizzi

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Charles, you are a team player and a gamer. You are one of the smartest QB's in the game and the coaches agree. See,the thing is, last year we led the league in dropped passes. I went out and got playmakers at the offense. Got an explosive downfield once in a lifetime talent in Pierce. Got you both the Craven Brothers and Herzog brothers along with Bruce and Rosser to run this spread offense. Now I am not blaming you or the offense for the losses because our defense hasn't settled in. Now with that said no one wants to spend another year trying to figure it out.though it's been two games, it's been two games we could have won and not only didn't we win we got blown out by two teams who I believe we could have probably beaten at worst been 1-1 at the moment. So unfortunately we have to see what we have else where and will be going a different direction. There is no telling what the future holds, maybe at the end you were the best fit or maybe I made the right move but I respect you enough to let you know before the line ups so you are not blindsided. Thank you for your professionalism. I'll let you get back to practice

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Coach Collier, when this season ends, hopefully you are still here and no one has snatched you away. Hopefully I am still here and ready to go all the way with you as our DC. That's the great thing about being a GM, Coach or coordinator. We can do this for 10,20 even 30 years. But these players cannot. These players as you already know only have about 7-8 years and those are the talented ones. We got a good group. Not a bunch of superstars but definitely a talented enough group to hang with any team. Thing is coach I am realizing though your 3-3-5 defense is unique and special. We do not have the 11 players with both size and speed to successfully make this work. We have players with size and some with speed but all with heart and most with talent. But yet I watch this team in that set up and they seem lost. I am starting to hear our defense talk about how it will take time and they are getting used to it just not as quick as expected. We all see they are really trying and want to believe in the system. But in two games we have given up 73 points. Now these losses aren't strictly a defensive issue, our offense hasn't been as explosive as I had hoped and hopefully that will start to change, But 73 points against us still stands out. The players all said they feel that there talent is best used in a 4-3 defense. Now I know we are on the road but this week but teams needs something to believe in. If a team like Lincoln came into our house and scored 31 points there are issues we must address. In two games We have given up over 360 yards on the ground and nearly 500 in the air. You said you weren't against change even though you would prefer not to. But we are in week 2 and it's already starting to feel like 1 or 2 more losses and our season is over. I know we are facing the defending champs so this week looks like a tough one. But I want to see this team play up to its talent. They need to know this season isn't over for them. I wanted to let you know moving forward we will use the 4-3 defense. We have the size upfront for it and the speed in the back. I want to thank you for not opposing it and trying to make this work. I'll let you get back to practice.

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King, I brought you on this team thinking there would be no better back up if Charles went down with an injury then King, except now, we need some big plays from a big arm. So I wanted to let you know you will be getting the start this week on the road against the defending Champs. Our number one receiver Pierce has been open more times than i can count and yet the ball has not found him. These past two games are making it look like someone can actually defend Pierce. Now it's time for you to show them not only can he not be defended but show this league that there is a lot more left in you. It's your time now, Rise of the King.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2017, 12:36:28 PM
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Different direction?!  We've got 6 drops already this year, I've been sacked 12 times, which is near 20% of the times I drop back to pass, AND I haven't thrown a pick yet this year, so if that's not good enough to be a starter on this shit ass team, cut me, Trade me, get me the hell out of here, because you damn sure don't want me to ever start a game for you again because I'll throw it RIGHT to the defense EVERY. SINGLE. TIME and laugh while the Owner rings your goofy little neck and drops you for the balcony of his suite into the sea of angry fans below for them to rip your limbs off and feed them to you with ruthless aggression.   
   

CHARLES LEAVES IN GRAND FASHION, HIS RANT CONTINUING AS HE WALKS DOWN THE HALLWAY, PASSING COACH COLLIER WHO WALKS IN WITH A CONFUSED YET AMUSED LOOK ON HIS FACE.



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A 4-3 huh?? ...jeesh, alright you're the boss..   


COACH COLLIER GRUMBLES AS HE LEAVES THE OFFICE, THE GRUMBLES INTENSIFY ONCE HE IS OUTSIDE OF YOUR OFFICE AND HE CAN TRULY VENT ABOUT NOT BEING GIVEN ENOUGH TIME... HE PASSES KING CARMAZZI IN THE HALL, AND THE QB WALKS IN VERY CONFUSED HAVING ALSO PASSED THE ENRAGED CHARLES TODD.



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Defending Champs on the road, sweet.  I'll get it done, but if I struggle for two weeks are you gonna bench me too?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2017, 01:06:17 PM
King, I don't see that happening. You almost was the starter for the beginning of the season but I felt like I owed it to Todd. I figured Charles would have this reaction which is why I brought in Lawson to back you up. Let's think about the now. No one ever reacts well to being unseated and benched. I am only trying to do whats right for the team. If I sat back, they would say why didn't I explore other options. I make a move and they say it's Phoenix being Phoenix. Everyone outside this organization can go to hell because I know we are hungry for some wins. I don't want you guys wasting another year trying to figure it out. We need to start winning some meaningful games. I sat back all last season watching Todd dink and dunk us to 3 wins. It wasn't all his fault but he contributed to our lack of offense. You are now the QB. Let's build on the that. This is your team now.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2017, 01:24:56 PM
(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/King Carmazzi.jpg)

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Cool man, thanks for the opportunity.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on June 30, 2017, 03:32:30 PM
Let's get this ship sailing forward. I'll let you go to practice.

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Ms. Bucks I won't be dealing with Charles Todd's request and demands this week. If anyone wants to speak to me send them in if not I'll be getting ready to lock this up.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2017, 03:33:44 PM
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE IN NEED OF A VISIT
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 01, 2017, 12:16:55 AM
Depth Chart

Offensive

QB 1 King Carmizzi, QB 2 Reggie Lawson, 9 (Charles Todd will sit out game)
RB 1 Brown, 2 Ellis, 3 Greenfield (Kirby sits out due to injury)
FB 1 Greenfield
TE 1 J. Herzog, 2 Long

WR 1 Pierce
WR 2 E.Craven
WR 3 Larry Herzog
WR 4 Rosser
All other offensive decisions are coaches decision

Special Team Depth Chart
KR 1 E. Craven  KR 2 Lightner     KR 3 Rosser
PR 1 E. Craven  KR 2 A. Craven   KR 3 Lightner

Reset training from last week. This is the new schedule.
Andrew Lightner- 2 hours Position Training
Larry Herzog - 1 hours Athletic Training
William Wallace - 1 hour Physical Training
King Carmizzi - 2 hours Film Study

Defensive Depth Chart

4 - 3 Alignment
FS   1 Rose, 2 Kruse
SS   1 Faison, 2 Hoeper
LOLB   1 Wallace, 2 Harmon
MLB  1 Roby, 2 Harmon
ROLB  1 Gomez, 2 Harmon
CB   1 Napier, 2 Lightner, 3 Scott  (Scott is # 2 in Nickle packages)     
DE  1 De La Rosa, 2 Brent 
DT 1 Cleary, 2 Gerber, Keaton

Will not use 3-3-5 alignment at all.

All other defensive alignment decisions are coaches decision.

LOCK IN
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 03, 2017, 08:42:10 PM
WEEK 3

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Not much to talk about, we turned the ball over and got handled. Even though we gave up a ton of points our defense looked a bit more in sync.

2. How do you feel about your teams health so far this season?
We have been fortunate enough to not have to deal with any major injuries.

3. How would you handle a player who was late to a team meeting and then was out after curfew the following week?
There's a lot of things that go into making that decision. Sometimes you think you can handle and manage everything and one wrong decision starts the domino effect. Everyone deserves a chance to explain themselves and a chance to come back and do right. If a player is being down right insubordinate then he needs to be handled. But everyone makes mistakes.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?
No turnovers, solid defense. At this point talking about any team we face is moot. We need to get this going in the right direction. We are beating ourselves out there. We need to start getting solid QB play.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 10, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
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...Holy shit, that was ugly. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 10, 2017, 03:10:28 PM
This inconsistent QB play is nuts. Coach, I acquired Dak Prescot in a deal reached with New Jersey. Is he our best option right now or does King deserve a few more games.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 10, 2017, 03:16:09 PM
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I don't know anything about Prescott, I'd need to see him in practice a few times before deciding if he can start. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 11, 2017, 01:17:27 AM
Got you, we'll let him practice, I'll add some extra hours in for both athletic training and position training and then check in next week.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 11, 2017, 11:01:56 AM
 
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Extra hours on his first week with the team? That'll be a fine welcome-to-Seattle. 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 11, 2017, 11:10:00 AM
I just wanted to catch him up, but I see where you are coming from. I'll let things play out. Thank you coach, your advise is always key to keeping me on track. It's what a team supposed to be. Guiding one another. I couldn't have found a better coach to work with. Anything you need let me know.



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 11, 2017, 11:11:09 AM
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Thanks boss, all I really need is our first win, but it's coming. 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 11, 2017, 01:04:46 PM
I too believe our first win is closer than many think

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Ms. Bucks can you please get me our newest acquisition Dak Prescott
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Dak, welcome to Seattle, let me first say we are all excited to see you in blue and green. We have had some inconsistent QB play as of late and we feel very lucky and fortunate that we were able to acquire you. I like what I saw from you in college and being able to get your from the clutches of Jersey's bench was important for this franchise moving forward. We are looking for a franchise QB and we think in time you can be it. We are going to let you get familiar with the city and your team mates. We want you to get a feel for what we are trying to accomplish here because we think with our spread offense and your skill set we can do some pretty cool things here.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 12, 2017, 09:42:40 AM
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Thanks man, I'm looking forward to getting started, and eventually starting. 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 12, 2017, 10:01:00 AM
You and I both. I'll let you get familiar with new home, hopefully your permanent one.



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 12, 2017, 10:27:35 AM
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Hell yeah man, thanks. 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 12, 2017, 11:51:27 AM
I'll let you get to work
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Ms. Bucks get me OC Perryman

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Perryman, we have had inconsistent QB play. I want to give King another chance but with Prescott here, do you think it's just worth letting Prescott take the helm or should we give King another shot and let Prescott get comfortable.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2017, 02:39:02 PM
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Hmm, depends on how you evaluate each as a QB.  You traded for Dak, so if you want him to start, go for it. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2017, 03:43:09 PM
Makes sense, I'll let you get back to practice

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Ms. Bucks can you get me team owner Arnold Reigns please

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Mr. Reigns I would like to have a small discussion about the future of this team and my place in it. As you can clearly see with all the improvements and upgrades we made on the offense and the steps we have taken to solidify the defense has not panned out. Though exciting and though we do have some talent on the defense, DC Collier's 3-3-5 defense did not look like it would gel quick enough to save this season. Our offense under Todd and now under King has been lackadaisical to the say the least. I went out and go multi talented Dak Prescott to light a fire under this team but it seems like we haven't played to our potential. Now the reason I call you is because you know it takes time to build a winner. For example, look at Orlando. When I first got there it was a mess. I went against the grain made some moves and cleaned house. As you can see they are reaping the rewards of my three years I put in, even though I did hit some stumbling blocks I created. We can both agree I did much more good then harm. And we can now see it in the standings. I had a solid three years and would have been four if Mr. Adores was a bit more patience. Now again I call you and make these points of observation because we are in a place where I have to decide is this year is a year I risk the future for to salvage a respectable season or do I continue to move forward in hopes to keep building for the future. I thought the future would be closer to now and then later and we still have an entire season to turn things around but I would like to know I would have a third year at least to get this ship righted. I don't want to sell off our future for a chance to make a wild card or break .500. So I guess this early I am looking for your blessing moving forward as long as I continue to build. This way I know where I can look to get better instead of trading away future draft picks. If I had your confidence for at least one more season. I can make the proper moves to put us in a good place this season and the off season moving into season 10. Not sure if that is a lot to ask or if it's too early but I know I'm going to have to start moving things around to make this a respectable season if we go 0-4.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2017, 06:44:29 PM
A LONG SILENT PAUSE OF REFLECTION AND SURPRISE FILLS THE AIR
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2017, 06:50:38 PM
I guess I'm asking you for permission to do what it takes knowing I will still be here next season to see it through no mater the record this season. Mr. Reigns I will never be afraid to talk to you or ask questions.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 15, 2017, 06:51:44 PM
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"GEEE EEMM Phoenix, I want to see improvements this year!  REMEMBER, NO FUNNY BUSINESS!! I don't do da' comedy and the funny man bull-shit!  Not since that time I was a Cop in da' Kindergarden and then again in the Smash hit Holiday Classic JINGLE ALL DA WAY!!!!

4-12 is not what Arnold Reigns is about.  It is not what Seattle is about, and it better not be what YOU are about.  I want to IMPROVE OUR RECORD this season.. There is no wiggle room.  Improve! 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2017, 09:12:44 PM
Understood. Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 15, 2017, 11:16:44 PM
Ms. Bucks can you get me King Carmizzi

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King, as you already read, I acquired another QB. Now many people in this organization feel that if I acquired a guy like that he should start but I gave you my word that you would get the opportunity. Circumstances have changed and we are in the business of winning but yet we have yet to win a game. All signs are telling me to start Dak but my word is my word and I'm giving you the start this week. King I need to see some improvement. I need you to go out there and finally show people why you were drafted in the first round. I signed you because I am a man who believes in second chances. King, your next start is in your hands. This is a situation where you literally control your own destiny.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2017, 11:54:09 AM
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I see circumstances change, so it really is "two bad games and your done." ...I figured, but I'll play hard and try to show you that Dak is just here to back me up..

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 17, 2017, 02:46:10 PM
That's what I want to hear. Circumstances do change and as long as the outcome changes then nothing else has too. I'll let you go get ready.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Coach Graham

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Coach, King is going to get the start for another week. We already spoke about how circumstances change and he understands his role and what he needs to do. Now before I start getting all this settled I just a few pieces of information. 

First At this point, what ratio are we blitzing?

Second, what is our pass/run ratio?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2017, 03:05:53 PM
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Well it varies... 70% run on first and 10, 2nd and short is 65% run, 75% pass on 2nd down and long.

70% run on 3rd and short, 97% pass on 3rd and long...
We're blitzing around 35% on the year.   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 17, 2017, 03:37:57 PM
Great, Now, we have Robles and Tibbets both coming in. We are going to have to pick our poison. I think trying to stop them both will get us burned by both. Now, if we could focus on 1 then hopefully our defense could step up. So let me ask, which do you have more confidence in our D-line or our Db's?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2017, 03:56:11 PM
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Probably the DBs?   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 17, 2017, 04:55:39 PM
Thank You. I'll let you continue on your preparations.

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2017, 10:10:50 PM
 
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Alright. See you around.   
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 18, 2017, 10:20:32 AM
One sec coach before you go I almost forgot. Is CJ Kirby ready to play this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 18, 2017, 06:06:39 PM
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He is questionable, so he's 50/50.   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 19, 2017, 02:03:17 PM
Ok, good to know, I'll let you go prep for real now

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Ms. Bucks, sorry to bother you. Seems like when I cleaned my desktop all files of all season 10 notes were put on my flash drive for safe keeping which is at home. Can you please let me know what draft picks we have available for season 10's draft. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 20, 2017, 11:50:40 AM
Ms. Bucks, I just found it. No worries.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me agent Maker

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Maker, I would like for your client James Gomez to retire a Rhino. I would like to offer him an extension starting next year. starting season 10,5 years at 6.5 million per with 1m PR. That would make him 34 when he is a free agent again and if he continue to play we can talk about another contract if he retires, he retires a Rhino.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 20, 2017, 11:03:37 PM
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Heh, I like your offer, but right now we'd rather wait until after the season to decide if we want to stick with Seattle. 
 
       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 21, 2017, 12:35:01 AM
Understood. I hope he makes Seattle his home. Thank you.


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Smells like Team Spirit.

Spread
QB 1 King Carmizzi, QB 2 Dak Prescott, QB 3 Reggie Lawson
RB CJ Kirby RB 2 Robert Brown
WR 1 Darren Pierce
WR 2 Larry Herzog
WR 3 Andrew Craven
WR 4 David Bruce
LT Walter Arreola
RT Gary Cooks
C Benjamin Jacks
LG Bob Tubbs
RG Domingo Smith

All other offense plays are coaches decision.

Larry Herzog always on the outside in spread and shotgun

Defensive Depth Chart Coaches decision.
4-3 base set-
If losing by more than 14 at the half switch out king for Dak.

Blitz 60 %
If CJ Kirby is ready Run/Pass  50/50. If Kirby is still out 35/65
Tempo: Normal

Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 30, 2017, 05:43:08 PM
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Everything went wrong, everything has been going wrong, we got enough talent that even a QB on a bad day should be able to toss a ball in the end zone and have it caught by his own team accidentally. I mean the silver lining is that we didn't give up over twenty and we got a ton of tackles and some sacks.

2. Give us an evaluation of the first quarter of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?
Well, we are 0-4 and not living up to our potential. Guys on this team who I fully expected to dominate are having trouble finding their groove, our O-line has not been impressive. Then we got guys who I had hoped would start to come around and they have completely done great in their play, guys like Brent and Wallace.

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?
Our record is our record. we are 0-4 and because we have played like an 0-4 team. I absolutely believe we should have been at least 2-2 at best 3-1, maybe even 4-0 if things bounced our way but when two QB's can't throw a ball into their own end zone you can't win. So look for some changes and after that we will let it ride and hopefully find our stride to 6-7 wins. Honestly 6 or 7 wins would be a win for sure considering we have looked horrible in one aspect or the other in these past four games. These guys got to believe in themselves again and right now it doesn't seem like they believe in one another. And we have to get Kirby back. our run game is non existent at the moment. when you don't catch, score or run there is a great chance you won't win either.

4. What has been the biggest challenge for your team so far this season, and who would you say was your teams MVP?
The biggest challenge is finding someone who can toss a ball in the endzone. I also think we maybe didn't have the right personnel for the 3-3-5 and it showed but I know we have the right personnel for the 4-3 so now we have to come together. We have some guys playing really well and they aren't letting the losing get to them. But right now the MVP of this team might be our fans for the patience they have exhibited patience through this rough start to the season.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?
We travel to KC, if we play good, not even great we have a chance. The key will be getting the ball in the endzone. That will start giving our WR's some confidence. and we take it one game at a time from there.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 30, 2017, 10:15:40 PM
"When do you start to have concern with your top draft choice, Darren Pierce?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 31, 2017, 12:15:58 AM
Well he hasn't had a QB who could utilize his talents. I think our longest pass this year has been under 40 yards. Once we stabilize our QB position we'll have a better look at Pierce. If he was a second year or third year players I would expect him to find a way but as a rookie to play with QBs who can't get him the ball, I mean it's a lot to ask of anyone. Hopefully this change that is coming helps him show his talent. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 31, 2017, 10:09:17 AM
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Well, we've thrown our QB's under the bus... so what's the play?   
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 31, 2017, 12:36:20 PM
Prescott takes the wheel the remainder of the season. Those other QB's have had their chance either here or somewhere else. Prescott is still unproven and needs a season the mature. From here on we ride with him. Something's got to stick.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 31, 2017, 03:58:24 PM
I'll let you get to work.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Darren Pierce

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Darren, let me start by saying you have been the consummate professional. I know those asshole media people out there love tearing down a player like yourself down but you have held it together through these frustrating times. But change is coming. Before I make my next move to try and improve this team I want to know two things from you.  am asking your input, that is what you mean to the team:

I know you are going to say any spot, but man to man, heart to heart, just you and me. which slot do feel the most explosive in the #1  the outside or the slot receiver.

Second, is it the play calling, the set scheme or has it been all the lack of QB play?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on July 31, 2017, 08:45:39 PM
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Sounds like a plan, any plan is better than no plan.   
   
 



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Honestly boss I really do like to play anywhere, but in the spread I like to attack in the slot, get those match ups going my way and just clown on some dudes... but I blame the QB's man, it's just been crappy playing with out a good QB man.   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on July 31, 2017, 09:35:30 PM
Believe me, it's been hard watching so many talented WR's and TE's go out there without a good QB. Well thank you for your honesty. The information helps a lot in my next move. I'll let you get back to practice while I try and right this ship.

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 01, 2017, 08:31:42 AM

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Yeah man, hoping you go out and find a way to get us a quarterback for the future, I can't do this mess without a QB who can get me the football.   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 01, 2017, 10:55:40 PM
I'll let you get to practice. Just keep working hard and things will change. I promise!

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Ms. Bucks it has come to my attention that ATL fired their DC Ted Collier, can you give him a call for me

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Mr. Collier, if I am correct your brother Todd is already employed here. Things have been difficult since we moved away from the 3-3-5 but we have noticed change. We think we can be even better with someone who is more familiar with the set up. I would like to hire you as our AC for the remainder of the season for 1mil. Todd might be picked up in the off season for a head coaching spot, If he does you would be in line to fill that position. Sound any good too you. We could really use your experience and knowledge on this team right now.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 01, 2017, 11:13:30 PM
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Sure, I'm still getting paid from the buyout with Atlanta, so 1MM is fine. 
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 01, 2017, 11:30:07 PM
awesome, I'm sure your presence will be felt. Make yourself comfortable and I'll let you catch up on our roster. we currently the 4-3 so I know you can really help us out.

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Ms. Bucks, I'm waiting on a few calls from a few GM's. I'll be out the office for a few hours. If anyone wants to speak to me right away about possible trades, can you please text me, thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 04, 2017, 08:46:40 AM
Ms. Bucks can you send in Mr Wright.

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Mr Wright I was hoping that through the time passed we would sweep our issues under the rug. I have no intentions of moving your position and realize it was a mistake on my part to ask a player of your talent to do so. I acquired you knowing there was a chance you would still be upset but I had to take the chance because a player like yourself wins games and right now this team needs wins. I want to make you an offer, with you already demanding a move, many teams have come knocking. I give you my word that if you play for Seattle for now and help us win games I will move you before the trade deadline. You are on a contract year, Why not go out there and up your value even more so that way I can get you on a competing team and you can still get another major contract. I ask you in all sencerity, play for Seattle and the minute a great deal comes around for both of us I will move you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2017, 09:43:56 AM
 
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I'm not threatening you with a hold out or a walk out man, I ain't no bitch like that... I'm just wanting a trade out if its possible.  If not, so be it... I'll play and I'll walk in the off-season, but yeah, you find a deal you like and as long as it's not to some other basement dwelling team, I'll even gain some respect for you.
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 04, 2017, 02:40:07 PM
Thank you and I hope this is a start to fixing what a messed up. I'll let get situated and look around. Trust me your services are wanted everywhere especially here.

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Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2017, 05:31:32 PM
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Thanks man, I appreciate it.  Funny this place is named after the guy who just traded me away... heh, Hallquist Memorial Stadium...
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 04, 2017, 08:50:44 PM
Well I'm glad to have this second chance.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 05, 2017, 01:40:06 AM
I'll let you get situated.

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Ms. Bucks can you get me Bobby Shapiro

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Bobby, I am looking through all my notes and it seems like your client G Jimmy Pierce is available, I would like to sign him for remainder of the season to the practice squad for 500K with the possibilities of starting before season end.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2017, 08:17:03 PM
 
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Don't you have an open roster spot right now? We'd rather sign onto the main roster.
 
     

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 05, 2017, 08:28:33 PM
Didn't want to commit to that spot until I got league approved on all transactions that have occurred. Now seeing my emails telling me all transactions have been approved, we can defiantly put him on the main roster. Should I call this a deal then. Remainder of the year 500k
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2017, 08:26:17 AM
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Well the offer was 500K for the Practice Squad, we're looking at 750K for the main roster.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 06, 2017, 11:06:58 AM
No problem, consider it done. thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 06, 2017, 11:13:55 AM
Seattle announces the signing of G Jimmy Pierce for 750k for the remainder of season 9.

Seattle announces the signing of AC Ted Collier for 1M for the remainder of season 9
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 06, 2017, 11:21:04 AM
Just calling it out and letting you know Ms. Bucks. That will most likely be all the deals we are doing for now so if anyone calls let them know to leave a message
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 07, 2017, 01:50:50 AM

Ms Bucks can you get me Anthony Campanelli on the line

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Mr. Campanelli, I am going through my papers here to see who is out there and if I am not mistaken your client G Jose Swafford is still available. If he is, I would like to sign him to the practice squad for 250k for the remainder of the season
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 07, 2017, 05:18:09 PM
JOSE SWAFFORD HAS NOT BEEN SEEN OR HEARD FROM IN QUITE A WHILE.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 08, 2017, 12:16:06 AM
Depth Chart
Dak Prescott to start
Greenfield the FB in all formations
J. Herzog the TE in all formations

Both Herzogs as TE's in two TE set.
#1 L. Herzog
#2 J. Herzog


WR # 1 Houser
WR#2 L. Herzog
Pierce the Slot in all formations
WR #4 Craven
WR #5 Bruce

RB in order
Kirby
Torres
Brown

Offense

#1 Shot gun
#2 Spread
#Two TE

Coaches set O-line and defensive depth chart

4-3 Base set

(3-3-5 does not get used)

2 hours of film - Dak
no other extra time for anyone.

Coaches decide tempo, run/pass and blitz ratio
Coaches decide KR/PR depth chart


Lock In
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 10, 2017, 11:28:26 PM

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
I wouldn't call what I saw wrong. First off, Houser left the game, that took the air out of us. It's a new defense trying to gel together. Giving up seven sacks didn't help because we didn't give Dak much time so in that retrospect we need to figure out who we are. This is week 1 for nearly the entire team. We got to get comfortable with one another. What went right, well, our QB threw a TD to Pierce. We got Kirby back, so we have to build on what we got. I don't see us changing much moving forward so these guys are going to have to get it together. This is the team and I believe in this team. Now they have to believe in themselves.

2. What did you pick up from the news this week?  Anything concerning, or interesting?
Well, before the questions come in just know I will speak with Darren. We all know he is a fiery guy and that's why I took number 1. Sometimes in the heat of things your emotions get the best of you. We'll talk, I'm sure he knows the heat of the moment just got away from him. Other then that I'm got bigger fish to fry over on my side to really give a damn about everyone else accomplishments and problems, sorry but it's the truth.

3. How do you evaluate your coaching staff, so far this year?
They ahve been put in an unfair position. QB's in 5 games. Changes in defensive schemes, personnel. We got a new AC. It hasn't been easy for them but I'm hoping with consistency moving forward we can get something going. I feel they are doing the best with all we had to deal with. But they can breath easy, this is what we will roll with for the foreseeable future. 

4. What do you expect the Commissioner to talk about this week when he makes his highly anticipated announcement?
I'm thinking either League contraction or Expansion. But my gut tells me Mr Wilkinson has been looking around. I think since the APL closed there has been need for another league to show itself. So who knows, maybe he found that league, maybe he's creating one as a D league. any of those will be more interesting that steroids right now.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?
The key will be keeping Dak upright, and getting to their QB. Right now I want to see good game play, a team that is gelling then we can pick up some wins in the second half of the season
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 01:32:15 AM
IN THE BACK CORNER A REPORTER IN A COAT STANDS AND ASKS

What about the news regarding Charles Todd? 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 11, 2017, 02:26:12 AM
It's sad to hear, he was always calm and collected here and then I benched him and we all witnessed how he had a tirade. At the time I just thought it was just another player outburst who had his feelings hurt but this seems a bit more serious. Maybe he needs to take some time away from the game. Other than that I have no opinion. We all have our demons and maybe we let his calm demeanor and intellect, because I tell you, every coach he ever played for would tell you he was one of the most intelligent guys to play this game. But intelligence does not lead to stable and rational. dealing with inner demons has nothing to do with anything except ones ability to manage their emotions.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 09:25:06 AM
IN A FLASH, THE MAN THROWS HIS COAT AND HAT OFF TO REVEAL NONE OTHER THAN CHARLES TODD, WIELDING A HAND GUN!   THE MEDIA SCURRIES OUT OF THE ROOM LEAVING THE TWO OF YOU ALONE, HIS CRAZY EYES FIXED ON YOURS

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Charles Todd.jpg)


Inner demons?!  I WAS FINE UNTIL YOU AND THE REST OF THESE ASS HOLE GM'S STARTED TOSSING ME AROUND LIKE A BASKETBALL!   

NOW MOVE!!!!   
   
 

TODD TAKES YOU BACK TO YOUR OFFICE WHERE HE HAS LESS ROOM TO WATCH. HOLDING YOU AT GUNPOINT
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 11, 2017, 04:55:44 PM
(Eddie turns slowly and is looking at Todd right in his eyes)

OK Todd, we are back here, now what? Before I even knew that guy was you you heard me say one of the smartest guys in this league, but this stunt is proving otherwise. How am I responsible for this. Everyone gets benched Todd. Hell I built a winner in Orlando and got traded right after taking my team 2 minutes from beating the undefeated New Jersey int he playoffs. I was the motherfucking GM and I got traded. You wasn't the first Todd and you won't be the last. You asked me to get you out of here and I did quickly to give you an opportunity. I trade everyone who ask to be traded without hesitation. What happened after that can hardly be blamed on me. Come on Todd. If you put the gun down, I won't press charges and I'll help you get back in this league. I'll put you back on the team on the practice squad to give you time to get your head right. I am still paying you a bunch so you pretty much could come right back on and stay with us to the end. At the end of the year, Ill let you walk as a free agent. But you got to put the gun down now.

(Eddie slowly reaches out for Todd to hand him the gun)

Put the gun down and I'll give you one free shot at me if that helps you save yourself from making a huge mistake for both of us.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 05:07:36 PM
CHARLES' HAND SHAKES AS HE APPEARS TO BEGIN TO BACK DOWN...

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...You're.. You're... Ri-- 
   
 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! THE DOOR IS SUDDENLY KICKED OPEN AND ANOTHER MAN, REGGIE LAWSON STANDS BEFORE YOU WITH A PISTOL IN HIS HAND!   CHARLES JUMPS, STARTLED BY THE INTRUSION, HE RAISES HIS WEAPON GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN GM PHOENIX AND LAWSON.

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Reggie Lawson.jpg)


SURPRISE MOTHER FUCKER!!! You remember me?! The guy you cut for no reason!  You son of a....
   


REGGIE POINTS THE GUN IN GM PHOENIX'S FACE BEFORE REALIZING THE ROOM IS ALREADY OCCUPIED BY CHARLES TODD!


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What the hell is this?!  Put the gun down fool, I'm about to smoke this shady ass GM, step aside!
   


(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Charles Todd.jpg)


WHOA!  He's MINE!  You get out of here, you're just a worthless back up!
   

THE TWO MEN NOW POINT THEIR GUNS AT EACH OTHER!

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WORTHLESS BACK UP!?!   WORTHLESS BACK UP?!?!?!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 11, 2017, 05:20:24 PM
OK gentlemen, this has three possible endings,

One, one of you shoots the other and the other goes to jail and ruins any chance of a career in this league.

two, you both pull the trigger at the same time and neither has a career or a life for that matter and I'm left with a mess.

three, and I hate this one, you both shoot me and both go to prison and lose your careers.

This reminds me of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, we can debate who is who but I would rather be Clint Eastwood in this story.

(Eddie slowly takes a step back)

Let's "Lock this door" We don't need Ms Bucks getting involved. Eddie slowly pushes the door closed and shuts it. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 05:28:05 PM

CHARLES TURNS HIS GUN BACK TO GM PHOENIX....

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There are two types of people in this world Phoenix... those with guns, and those who beg...
   
 

REGGIE KEEPS HIS WEAPON ON TODD.


(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Reggie Lawson.jpg)


I told you... he's mine, and there's no way I'm leaving here without my justice...
   


OUTSIDE, STARR BUCKS DIALS A NUMBER ON HER PHONE CALLING IN SOMEONE, BUT WITH ONLY 500K IN PR TO PAY FOR HELP, WILL IT BE ENOUGH??

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 05:33:37 PM
STARR TEXTS GM PHOENIX'S PHONE...

"Sir... we can spend 1MM, 500K, or 250K in PR to stop this... or we let it play out.  What do you want me to do?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Lucas on August 11, 2017, 06:22:39 PM
(Eddie watching both men argue slowly looks at his phone and dials as discreetly as possible)

He thinks to himself, "I saw Dicaprio do this in Departed, I got this!"
*Where the hell is security Bob, I closed the door thinking the closed door alarm would go off and he would bust in like he did last time when he took my banana..get him and let this playout, these idiots are going to shoot each other

(Eddie checks it quickly and hits send to Ms.Bucks. )

Gentlemen, You are both going to end up on a roster next season as long as we put the guns down. Todd, you know why so many teams traded for you, they wanted your talent they just couldn't fit you in once you were there. Reggie, I cut you for a reason, I cut you because we played Todd, King, we acquired Carlton and was going to start Dak the rest of the way. I did what all GM's do, I just didn't pussyfoot around it. You guys got a decision to make.

(Eddie stats to slowly move back as he talks towards his desk)

You guys think the world is bad, you are both still getting paid by Seattle. You want to know whats bad, everytime you do one thing four things go bad, that's my life. Seattle is 0-5 in our second year, I'm the hottest of seats so those guns would do me a favor right now and make sure I don't see an 0-16 season, but in all reality I want to live and I know you both do too
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 07:31:38 PM
STARR INFORMS JACK BOWSER THAT SHE HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED TO PAY HIM, ENDING THEIR CONVERSATION...

(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Charles Todd.jpg)


Screw you Phoenix, You still have a job!  You don't have to look your kids in the eyes and tell them you're changing cities for the third time this year.. and then lose your job... I dont need you trying to empathize with me!
   
 

TODD TAKES A DEEP BREATH, SHIT IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN..


(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/Players/Reggie Lawson.jpg)


...man, hell with all this talk, if you're gonna shoot, shoot, don't talk!
   


OUTSIDE A LOUD YELL IS HEARD BEFORE THE DOOR EXPLODES INTO A BILLION SPLINTERS, AND SECURITY BOB RUSHES INTO THE ROOM WITH HIS TASER DRAWN!


(http://espnsportssims.net/HIFL/var/albums/People/Security Bob.jpg)


EVERYBODY DOWN ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
   


A PAIR OF GUNSHOTS ECHO THROUGH THE BUILDING!!!  ALL FOUR MEN HIT THE FLOOR AS STARR BUCKS RUSHES INTO THE ROOM ON HER PHONE CALLING FOR AN AMBULANCE... ITS CHAOS, ITS CONFUSION... AND TWO MEN ARE DEAD..
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 08:09:30 PM
AS GM PHOENIX PEAKS UP TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING, REGGIE LAWSON FIRES HIS LAST BULLET, TAKING HIM DOWN AS WELL...




GM PHOENIX HAS BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE GAME, A NEW CHARACTER MAY BE MADE, BUT GM PHOENIX IS DEAD.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on August 11, 2017, 08:15:44 PM
 
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Normally I would yell and go over the top with all my one liners, but today we morn the death of several members of our organization.  ...To the families of GM Phoenix, Security Bob, and Charles Todd, we send our condolences and dedicate the remainder of our season to your memories. 

Da' Seattle Rhinos are now seeking a GM to take over in the off-season, until then, I will be running the team and will be attempting to rebuild our foundation..

Thank you.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 05, 2017, 12:30:53 PM
A PRIVATE HELICOPTER SAFELY LANDS ON THE HELIPAD OF THE SEATTLE RHINOS HEADQUARTERS AS GM JON GETS OUT.

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"Starr, great to see you again. Will you let Mr. Reigns know I have arrived and will meet with him when he's ready."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 05, 2017, 06:10:50 PM
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GEEEE EMMMMM JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!



ARNOLD EXTENDS HIS MASSIVE ARM TO YOU TO EMBRACE IN A BOLD AND POWERFUL EMBRACE.


You son of a bitch!     ....its good to see you again!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 05, 2017, 06:14:59 PM
"It's great to see you too, although, I am a bit shocked to be here. But now that I'm here... we have a lot of work to be done. The first thing I was wondering, is at season's end... we can wipe out all that negative debt for future seasons. Sort of like a clean slate."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 05, 2017, 07:44:04 PM
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What is wrong old friend, straight to business... fine fine, I'll tell you what.

You win four games this season, and I'll pay the 4MM in S10 dead money off of the books so you can have a clean slate.  $1MM per win.



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 05, 2017, 08:08:10 PM
"If we can somehow win four games, that might be a bigger accomplishment then winnning back to back NBL titles. GM Phoenix, may he rest in piece, really did a number on this roster. But I'm going to try and get us some wins this season. What can you tell me about our coaching staff? Do the fans like them? Just want a little insight before I talk to them myself."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 05, 2017, 09:10:47 PM
 
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At 0-8 the fans do not like anyone right now.  Andy Graham is an offensive minded coach from the Las Vegas coaching tree, Herbert Perryman is the former quarterback from da Missouri Bruins days of GM Gooch, good with quarterbacks, but not everyone agrees he is ready to be coordinator.  The Collier brothers are defensive coaches. Tedd from Atlanta's staff over the years and Todd is the former head coach of Michigan University.

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 05, 2017, 09:41:30 PM
"If I decide to go a different direction with our coaching staff, would you back me up on that? Of course, I won't make that decision until I meet with them, tell them my vision and how their philosophy fits inside of it."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 05, 2017, 10:24:03 PM
 
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GEE EM JON, I traded so much to get you back here in Seattle, I will back you up on anything you want to do, without question. 

I must tell you right now in advance, we are going to re-brand in the off-season as a way to move on from the terrible tragedy from this season and to truly start fresh... It will be a new day for Seattle football.


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 06, 2017, 10:56:55 AM
"That sounds like a great course of action. I even have a few ideas that I will send your way. It will indeed be a new day for Seattle football. Sir, I will continue on with a press conference as the new GM of the Rhinos and then get to knowing the staff. It's great to be back under your organization!"

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GM JON GATHERS FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE

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"Greeting ladies and gentlemen of the press. I stand before you probably as shocked as you all look right now. I had a great run in D.C. that led to two IMPACT Bowl Championship seasons. I'd like to thank the players that played under my tenure, Coach Saint, Coach Blank, and Coach Farmer who served as my coaches during my tenure, and Mr. Kiss, who gave me my first job here in HIFL and trusted the direction I took the franchise. It's true that I did not commit long term to continue being the GM at D.C., but I hadn't made any decision to leave the franchise during this season. I would have loved to finish up the season with the staff, but I understand that business is business and Mr. Kiss did what he felt was best for his franchise, even if I disagree with it. I had a great run with the Cobras, but now I'm ready to take Seattle from tragedy to glory. Mr. Reigns and I have a fond history of winning championships together and I hope to continue that legacy. No doubt there is a lot of work to be done here, but the fans of Seattle can be rest assured that I will make Seattle a winning franchise again. At this time, I will take on questions from the press."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 06, 2017, 11:41:46 AM
"GM Jon!  What does it feel like to be back in Seattle?"



"GM Jon!  How long do you believe it will take before you have this team back in contention?"


"GM Jon!  Do you have bad blood or ill-will towards DC and the owner after trading you away?"


"GM Jon!  What do you make of the division and the western conference as a whole vs. what you had to contend against in the east?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 06, 2017, 06:21:55 PM
"It feels great! This city has always felt like a true home to me and I knew eventually I would end up back here at some point."

"Good question. It's going to take some time, but my hope is by Season 11 to have a team that can be in contention. We have some good building blocks to work with Darren Pierce and Sam Rose. It's just about building up the confidence in this team and putting our players in position to maximize their potential and be successful on the field."

"I think I deserved a little more than being traded without knowledge... but I don't have an ill-will towards Mr. Kiss and the D.C. organization. We preach this to players all the time that it's a business and sometimes we have to do things that we don't always want to do. Mr. Kiss made a business decision that he felt benefited his organization. I can't fault him for it. But I wish my tenure in D.C. ended differently then it did."

"While I still think the North East division is the toughest in HIFL... the North West division is no slouch. Reigning IMPACT Bowl Champs in Rapid City... quite possibly the most dynamic offense in HIFL in Kansas City... a team on the rise in Lincoln... and you can never count out a GM TJ led Oakland Silverbacks team. It's going to be a super competitive division for many seasons to come. As for the conference as a whole... I don't think there are as many really good teams in the West as there are in the East... but the top of the West is equally as tough as the top of the East."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 06, 2017, 11:54:56 PM
"What do you believe is the issue with disappointing first round pick Darren Pierce, and how do you fix him?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 12:02:24 AM
"I don't think Darren needs to be fixed at all. We're talking about an offense that hasn't had an identity. This Rhinos offense has been going through a quarterback carousel this season and it's really tough to build any kind of chemistry when that happens. We need to get an offensive scheme established that will utilize and get the most out of our players. Darren has the talent to be a special player in this league, it's my job to put him in a situation where he can blossom."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 12:10:59 AM
THE MEDIA FINALLY GETS THEIR FILL AND LEAVES YOU TO YOUR BUSINESS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 09:29:08 AM
"Starr, can you call in Coach Graham for me please."

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"Hey Coach, it's a pleasure to meet you. I know this hasn't been a great experience the last few seasons as head coach. I know you like to run a spread offense that utilizes fast wide receivers, a mobile quarterback, and a strong running back. I also know your offense is all about tempo and the teams needs athletes on all fronts, the line included to be able to keep up with such a pace. So I have a few questions for you to help me get a little more insight.

I know the personal isn't perfect to run your system, but what is your take on CJ Kirby? Is he a strong back that we can build around in your system? And about Julio Greenfield, how do you see him operating in your offense?

Is Dak Prescott a capable arm to finish off the rest of the season or would rather me look at trying to get a different arm to solider the offense?

Between Pierce, Crawford, Rosser, Craven, and Bruce... we have pretty good depth at that position with some playmaking ability... would you agree with that assessment?

We have a strong and reliable, albeit older Joseph Herzog, so we'll need to find a talented younger replacement that can learn under the veteran for next season.

I know the offensive line needs upgraded and I'll let you know right now that I do plan on trading Tubbs to Tulsa for draft capitol. The way I see it, one guard isn't going to make the offensive line extremely better. We'll have to tough it our the rest of the season and I'll do my best to upgrade in the free agent market and the draft. But it might take time to get an athletic offensive line that will optimize your offensive approach.

I also need to ask you Coach... if you're in this for the long haul? Are you wanting to be apart of a rebuild like this or do you feel exhausted from your time here and are wanting something different? I want to make sure your head and heart are in this, because it might take time to get the team to a place where we're competing for a championship."   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 03:49:06 PM
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Kirby is a talented player who would fit my scheme perfectly if he wasn't such a lazy guy.  He really has a terrible work ethic and doesn't fight for the extra yards on the field.  He reminds me a lot of Trent Richardson, if you know what I mean.

As for Dak, he is the best we are gonna get this year, but I don't see him in my future plans, at all.

I agree with you about our receiver depth, we have a lot of it and guys who can play in the slot or outside, not many one-dimensional options.

I like what Joey Herzog offers the team he's been a fixture in the league for so long, but yes, finding his replacement is an important idea.

As far as my commitment, I am under contract for another year after this one, so I am committed for at least that long.  If you want to extend me, then I'm committed for that many more years.
   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 05:29:21 PM
"Appreciate the answers. I do have a few more though.

How does Julio Greenfield operate in your offense? Are we utilizing his skills to their best potential or do we not use the fullback often enough?

How is the relationship between the coaches? Do you feel confident in their abilities?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 08:53:33 PM
 
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Greenfield has been on the field for 206 plays of the nearly 600+ we've run this season, so I'd say no.  I have no real use for him unless he is converted to tight end, which he might be too short to really play.

As for the coaching staff, The Collier brothers are a good pairing considering they know the same things and are respected around the football world.  ...That's about it though.
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 09:18:28 PM
"Appreciate it Coach. Now as for our upcoming game against Music City... is there any changes you want to implement that GM Phoenix had set? It looks like we could be without Dak, so we'll have to rely on Peter Carlton behind center."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 09:21:14 PM
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The cupboard is pretty bare, I've been running things my way since GM Phoenix's... tragic exit.
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 09:31:25 PM
"We'll keep things as is then. I'll have the lock in sheet to you in a bit. If I have time, I'm gonna try and meet with the coaching staff before we lock in... but if we start running short on time, I'll make sure I have it to you and pick up where I left off. Thanks Coach."

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"Starr, can you call in Coach Perryman in for me please."

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"Coach Perryman, pleasure to meet you. I use to have to gameplan against you and now here I have you as one of my coordinators. Probably not how you envisioned your first season as a offensive coordinator, but you've been dealt some difficult circumstances. You spent last season winning an Impact Bowl with Rapid City, but how do you feel about the quick jump to the OC position? Have you felt overwhelmed or ill-prepared at all?" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 09:56:11 PM
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No, but I feel like I've been dealt a terrible hand when it comes to players.
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 10:00:27 PM
"It hasn't been pretty, I will agree with you there. This is going to be a tough rebuilding process, but I hope it gets better from here on out for you and the rest of the coaches. I know your strength is working with quarterbacks, but have you been learning the ins and outs of the rest of the offense from Coach Graham?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 10:03:43 PM
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Of course.  That and those coaching camps that GM Gooch spent so much money on, I've been working on getting better and more familiar with all the minutia of the job.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 10:29:05 PM
"Good to go Coach. I feel we have very winnable games this quarter, we just have to keep grinding. Thanks for meeting with me."

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"Starr, can you please send in Todd Collier for me."

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"Hey Coach Collier. Just wanted to touch base with you and discuss my plans as the GM. I know GM Phoenix fluctuated the defense a few times, but I want to let you know we will be a 3-3-5 defensive base. I know it takes good athletes on the back end and good pass rushers up front to really make that defense work as intended, so that is what I'll try and bring in. We have a few defensive players that gives us a decent base to build around, but I wanted to hear your input on the players we have.

I know you have't had Lonnie Spooner for a game yet, but I think you'll be pleased with the amount of effort he brings. I think he has decent upside. Do you feel Cleary is a DT that fits in with your scheme?

We definitely upgrades in our linebacking corp., but are are your thoughts on Mario Vance?

I feel we have pieces in our secondary that can work. Sam Rose is a stud. Lightner and Johnson are young rookies that should continue to improve and get better. I think Faison does a fine job in the strong safety position. Depth is something we need to build though.

Anything else you want to add on to what I've discussed at all?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 10:48:52 PM
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Whoa, someone's been drinking a lot of coffee, love the enthusiasm man, but slow it down.  I need to write shit down if we're going to go over so much so fast.

Christ man, threw me for a loop there. Hold on, let me get my shit together...  Whew, okay. here we go.


Cleary is a 4-3 DT, I don't think he fits my 3-3-5, I want a big space eating boy who can eat up two or three blocks.

Vance, I'm okay with, but he is a replacement value player, I think we'd get the same out of any half decent player on the street..

...and yeah, I like some of our pieces in the secondary, but I really would like to get a #1 corner, we lack that right now.
   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 11:00:05 PM
"Thanks for that Coach. Yeah, I'm pretty much running on fumes. Felt like just last night I was on the other side of the coast, ha! We'll work to get the players you need to make this defense a success."

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"Starr, can you send in Ted Collier please."

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"Hey Ted, just wanted to introduce myself to all the staff. I know you're working with your brother on the defense and he gave me some good insight and direction. Anything you've observed in your short time here worth mentioning at all?"
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 07, 2017, 11:11:36 PM
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Not really, this teams a mess.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 07, 2017, 11:45:51 PM
"Indeed it is, Coach. But nothing that cannot be fixed over time. As hard as it may be to do, we just need to keep a positive outlook on everything. Thanks Coach."

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"Starr, can we get Eli Harris on the line please."

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"Hey Eli, good talking with you again. We're looking to add Richard Lopez onto the team for the rest of the season. Is he willing to come to Seattle for 250K rest of the season?"



Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2017, 12:20:35 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 08, 2017, 02:53:05 PM
"Thanks Eli."

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"Starr, can you get me Deion Hester on the phone please."

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"Hey Deion... looking to sign your client, Robert Williams for the rest of the season at $250K? What do you say?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 08, 2017, 10:20:17 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 09, 2017, 12:33:30 PM
"Pleasure doing business Deion."

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"Starr, can you please get Drew Leventhal on the line for me."

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"Hey Drew, this will be quick. Now that I am in Seattle, I did notice we have a few of your clients on the roster currently. McKenzie is already set with a no trade clause, but Devon Kruse is not and per our verbal agreement, I'd like to tack on a no trade clause on his deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 09, 2017, 11:04:56 PM
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I appreciate you being am an of your word in that regard, and as a result of you having now seen how much it can suck and burn to be traded mid-season, moving your family and your home... I think you've got a better understanding of things, so lets start over... what do you say? 
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 12, 2017, 10:23:00 AM
"Drew, I would want nothing more than a fresh start. I do know how it feels now to being traded on a whim. It makes me look at things from a whole new perspective, that's for sure. I appreciate the second chance."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 12, 2017, 11:34:10 AM
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Not a problem.  Take it easy.
 
     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 12, 2017, 12:51:00 PM
"You too Drew."

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"Starr, can you please send the lock in info down to the coaches. Thanks."

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GAME 9 @ Music City Kings
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Coaches decision.
- Strategy Changes: Coaches decision.


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK NINE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 13, 2017, 09:13:39 PM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 9


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

"Not a whole lot went right in this game. Hats off to the Kings and the performance Trevor Jose had. He has proven all season long, he still has the chops to play in this league and I'm still left a little shocked GM Kirk put him out to pasture. As a team we face an uphill climb to rebuild this football franchise into a contender. We struggled mightily as an offensive unit. We obviously need to do a better job on third downs and allowing our defense time to rest on the sidelines. Despite all that, no turnovers is a positive. I actually think the defense had a good game despite all the yards they gave up. Phillip Johnson made a good read on a Jose pass and gave our team their only points of the game. I also thought our third down defense was strong. The important thing is building with each game. Taking something we learned and applying it in the future."   

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

"Don't be surprised if you see our name in the rumor mill this week. Whether we make any moves, I don't know. But we will surely be looking at all out options before the close of the week."

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

"I'm fine with it. We're all general managers and are hired for reasons. If teams want to sacrifice part of their future for a run at a championship that isn't any guarantee... that is their choice. If teams want to volunteer to pay salary for players they trade to build for a future by acquiring draft choices... that is their choice. We voted on the rule during off season meetings and it was approved."

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

"We travel to the bay area and take on our rivals to the South. Both of us are coming off disappointing offensive outings and no doubt we'd both like to get something going on one another. The key to victory will be the team that can do exactly that."   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 13, 2017, 11:42:19 PM
What do you think of Darren Pierce's comments this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 14, 2017, 11:33:38 AM
"I'm the one that's new to the team. I think he's right in saying I need to earn his respect... because I have to earn everyone on the teams respect. Mr. Reigns has the confidence in me to take this team to better days and to do that, you have to have the respect of the locker room. My goal is to have the respect earned by season's end."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2017, 12:17:38 PM
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Well, as you can see... we've got a hell of a job in front of us..
   

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 14, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
"Offensive line needs to be completely revamped. We need a quarterback. We need to find a way to motivate CJ Kirby. Need help along the defensive line. Need to revamp the linebacking corp. Need a number one corner. Yeah, I'd say we've got one hell of a job in front us Coach. I'll be listening to offers this week and see if we can either a) get some talent back in return or b) secure some more draft picks. Other than that, we just have to keep competing each week."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2017, 01:31:23 PM
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We're on the same page, I'll work with the guys we have to get the most out of them.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 14, 2017, 04:01:17 PM
"Thanks Coach. Your hard work is appreciated."

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"Starr, can you call in Darren Pierce for me please."

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"Darren, it's great to finally have a chance to sit down and chat. I know what you said to media last week and to be honest, I agree with you. I don't come in and demand to be respected from anyone, I earn it. Despite my reputation as a winning GM, it's the players that win the games and make me look good. You are a talented receiver Darren, I think that goes without saying. GM Phoenix, may he rest in peace, as crazy as he was a times, wasn't stupid. I know this season didn't go as planned and you've had four, five... I don't know... maybe ten different quarterbacks who you've had to try and build chemistry with and it's mighty unfair to be put in such a situation in a rookie year. I can't promise you this team is going to be a winning one next season or the season after that, but you have my promise that we will build around you as our center piece in the offense. I'm going to do my best to find us a quarterback that can get you the ball and move our offense. Just continue to work hard in practice and lead by example and you and I will get along great... and hopefully sooner rather than later, we'll start winning some football games."   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2017, 08:35:24 PM
 
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Man I just need somebody to get me that damned football man.. I don't care if I'm up against Botts, Glass, Maxley, or all three of them fools, GET ME THE BALL and watch me do my thang.. I ball out, that's why I was #1 in the draft, and that's why I'm bout to be #1 in the league when I get a QB to GET. ME. THE. BALL.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 14, 2017, 09:00:13 PM
"I hear ya, man. It might not happen this season, but you best assure yourself I'm gonna bust my ass to get one under center for next season. You can believe that. I'll let you get back to it, Darren. Thanks for stopping in."

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"Starr, can you call in Sam Rose for me please."

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"Hey Sam. It's a pleasure to finally meet with you. Look, I know this experience in Seattle hasn't been the best. But I want you to know that I plan on putting in the work to making this team better. You are the locker room leader here. What's the mood like in the locker room? Have the players given up on this season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 14, 2017, 10:02:10 PM
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  Man, this team has packed it in... We going out there and playing when its game day, but morale is as low as I've ever seen on any team...
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 18, 2017, 10:39:47 AM
"Sam, I'd love to be able to sit here and tell you that morale is going to improve by season's end, but I can't make that promise. I just want you to know that you have a GM that is going to work tirelessly to build this team back up. I just hope you can hold on to a little bit of hope that better days are coming."

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"Starr, can you call in Coach Graham for me."

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"Well Coach, I took a huge gamble in acquiring Brewster from Tombstone. His whereabouts are unknown, but I had a good feeling it was due to him not wanting to play for GM Justin. I also thought... what do we really have to lose? If Brewster shows up to play for us, we have a quarterback that can get the ball to our talented receivers and that in turn can open up the run game. What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 18, 2017, 10:51:43 AM
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It cost a 6th round pick... which is what, a minor league prospect at best?  ...Not a bad move at all considering we aren't really having to pay his salary either way.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 19, 2017, 09:40:04 AM
"My thoughts exactly Coach. I'm going to try and talk to his agent to see if he's been in contact with him since the trade was announced and see if we can get him here and into practice."

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"Starr, can you get me on the line with Scott Forrest please."

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"Hey Scott, how are things? As you know, we've acquired Brewster from Tombstone. Any chance you've been in recent contact with him since the news of him getting away from GM Justin?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 19, 2017, 06:55:41 PM
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I've still not heard from him, but I'm assuming he's on a flight to Seattle.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 23, 2017, 01:53:53 PM
"That would be great news. Alright, thank you Scott."

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"Starr, can you send the lock-in information to the coaches please."

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GAME 10 @ Oakland Silverbacks
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Brewster to QB1 in all formations.
- Strategy Changes: Coaches decision.


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK TEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 27, 2017, 08:21:35 AM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 10


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

"I'll tell you what, could not be more proud of this group right here. That was as gutsy of a performance as I've seen. Oakland is a tough tough place to come into and win and we controlled the game from opening kickoff until the final whistle. Just a really great game played by everyone. As for what went right, where do I begin? It starts with William Brewster under center. He injected some life into this offense and we finally got the ball moving. Pierce and Herzog made some big time catches and the defense played magnificently led by Spooner and Rose. It sure feels good to get that first dub."

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

"It was evident when I arrived here after talking to the coaches, that we need a quarterback that can run this offense. I didn't think that was going to happen until the offseason, but an opportunity reared its head our direction and we were fortunate enough to acquire Brewster from the Outlaws. Outside of that move, any other moves we made were to secure some draft stock."

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

"I'm sure you want me to comment on the Dak Prescott news. The trade of Dak was nothing against him personally, I just felt that he didn't fit into what we were trying to accomplish here offensively. I hope he's found a home in Tombstone. Coach Rudino is a great offensive mind and if he says Dak has potential, then I believe it. In other news, I know I've been super critical of him in the past, but I have to tip my hat to Stephen Cotter. He has been a dominating presence on the defensive side and he's been staying out of trouble. He's been having a really solid season."

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

"We take our momentum over to Atlanta, where we have a really good chance to add another win onto our belts. They have a lot of new faces over there due to all the trades they made to start a rebuild, but they still have a lot of talent up and down that lineup that we have to be prepared for. The key is picking up where we left off in Oakland. If we can continue to play that brand of football... no question, we leave Atlanta with our second win of the season."

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 27, 2017, 01:20:53 PM
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Shweeeew.... the monkey is off our back and we had some good things going..  The fear of 0-16 is over!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 27, 2017, 01:26:34 PM
"Coinicideence we got the "monkey" off our "backs" against the Silverbacks? Haha. Anyways, we executed really well on this game. Brew looked good under center and appeared to quickly develop some chemistry with Pierce. I know it's just been one game, but do you feel Brewster would be a good fit in your offense for potentially the next season or two as we draft a quarterback for the future?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 27, 2017, 02:53:32 PM
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I don't want to jump on the bandwagon to soon, but he has been a solid QB in the past, and if he can continue to play like he did this week, I think he would work fine for us until we developed our own QB of the future.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 27, 2017, 03:08:54 PM
"I'm glad we share the same thought process there Coach. Let's get the rest of the coaches in here as well so we can talk game plan."

WAITS FOR COACHING STAFF TO ARRIVE

"Well, we have Atlanta coming up and they have some quarterback health issues heading into the week. If I read the box score right this morning, I think it said Eric West played under center late in the game after Estrada was hurt. Reading up on the injury reports, looks like del Rio is doubtful, while Estrada is questionable. I think it's fairly safe to assume one of them will be good enough to go come game time, but I wouldn't think at a hundred percent. Usher looked really good in his first game in Atlanta against a pretty stiff Michigan defense, so maybe a focus on the run would be beneficial and let whoever is under center attempt to beat us with their arm. Maybe even upping the blitz on 3rd and longs. On offense, I think their weakness is in the secondary where they've lost some players in Dockery and Putnam via the trade deadline. So I think a focus of airing the ball out while mixing in the run game would be good. Thoughts guys?" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 27, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
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We definitely agree with that.  Looks like Atlanta had to sign Marco Schweinsteiger as insurance in case neither QB can go, if he plays we're going to feast.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 28, 2017, 10:55:47 AM
"Even better! Thanks everyone."

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"Starr, can you send in Brewster for me please."

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"Hey Brew, I just want to congratulate you on bringing home the first victory of the season for Seattle. Look, I know this isn't the place you imagined being at the end of the season, but we're glad to have you. Have you settled in alright?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on September 28, 2017, 08:49:36 PM
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  It's been a shit season for me in a lot of ways, but to be somewhere where I can trust the GM's reputation and feel comfortable now that the deadline is passed, I'm settling in.  I like this kid Pierce, we've hit it off so far on the field..
   
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on September 29, 2017, 08:48:38 AM
"That's music to my ears Brew. I imagine the chemistry will only strengthen as the season heads to its conclusion. I'll let you get back with the team and work on getting ready for Atlanta."

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"Starr, can you please send the lock-in information to the coaches please."

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GAME 11 @ Atlanta Warriors
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.
- Strategy Changes: Defensive focus on the run game as talked about with coaching staff, increase blitz on 3rd and long to 80%. Offensive focus on the pass game as talked about with coaching staff. 


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK ELEVEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 08, 2017, 12:59:04 AM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 11


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

"We knew this was a game that was going to be tough. Atlanta plays very well at home, but we came in with a game plan and for the most part, were very effective with it. I'll tell you this much, feels great to stand here and be on a two game winning streak. As for what went wrong, we struggled to get going in this one offensively. That's a credit to Atlanta, they created a lot of pressure and contained us. But as for what went right, our defense stepped up and created all sorts of problems. Sacks, interceptions, fumbles. Held them to 3 for 13 on third downs. Really was a great performance by the defense. And how about Lightner on that punt return? That was a big play in a big time moment and it really put us in a comfortable position late in the 4th. This win feels good, we're going to celebrate it, but then we're going to get back to work because we want to keep this going."

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

"I think for that to happen, a lot of things would have to go our way. I think the rest of this season is more about building for the next season and finishing this one up strong."   

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

"I think we just played against him... Patrick Usher. For some reason it seems GM Dazz gave up on the kid, but he always impressed me when I was in D.C. and since his trade to Atlanta, he's put in two really good performances. He has a bright future there."

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

"We get the Silverbacks again... this time in our house. We did a really good job containing their offense two weeks ago and we'll have to do some more of the same. We know how explosive they can be with Kidwell and Spurgeon, the key is to limit their success. It's a great opportunity to extend our streak to three!"

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on October 08, 2017, 01:12:32 PM
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Is it possible that your presence on the team has elevated us to a winning culture already? haha.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 09, 2017, 10:41:45 AM
"Haha... I don't know Coach. I think it more has to do with not changing things up every single week and the acquisition of William Brewster. It was another good win and we have another winnable match-up again this week against Oakland. We focused on the run against Atlanta, but I think a more balanced approach is better against Oakland. Even if Spurgeon isn't able to go, Swift is a pretty competent back-up. If we keep up with getting pressure in the backfield, I think it could get O'Rourke a little uncomfortable. As far as offensively goes, I think we stick with a more pass heavy offense. What do you think Coach?"   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on October 09, 2017, 01:57:39 PM
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With 2 wins under our belt, I don't think we change much, and with GM TJ stepping down in Oakland, I think we've got an even better shot at crushing the Silverbacks now.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 09, 2017, 04:32:00 PM
"It's going to be strange not seeing the big ol' lug walking around on the Oakland sideline, but you'd have to think, they are going to try and win one for the Whigger. Let's keep things rolling then Coach, no need to hold anything up. Here is the lock-in info. Let's make my first home game in Seattle a memorable one!"

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GAME 12 vs. Oakland Silverbacks
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.
- Strategy Changes: All decisions up to coaches.


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK TWELVE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 20, 2017, 06:23:56 PM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 12


1. What did you make of this weeks game for your team?

"This was one of those games where if you look strictly at the box score, you'd probably think this was a loss. Silverbacks controlled time of possession, they out gained us, more first downs... but in the end, we found a way to get this victory. Wins and losses are defined by critical plays in critical times during a game and when it mattered most, we made the play. That's an outstanding job from our coaching staff and our players not letting the moment ever be too big.  This was a good day for Rhino fans and this franchise."   

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

"It's not about the job I've done. It's been more about letting our coaching staff do what they were brought here to do and letting the players do what they do best. I think my resume speaks for itself, but I can't take credit for this three game winning streak. That credit goes to the guys on the field."

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

"Looks like GM Rebel has himself quite a sticky situation. I don't know all the intangibles in this, so I won't comment on any assumptions, but I hope to see George Carlson on the field again this season."   

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

"We get to relish in the fact that we have an opportunity to play spoiler in this last quarter of the season. This team is flying right now, confidence is oozing, and that makes us a very dangerous team. Kansas City, Lincoln, Miami, and Rapid City remain on our schedule and each are either battling for homefield advantage in the playoffs, or for the playoffs itself. I hope they think we're going to be a walkover, because they'll be in for a rude awakening."   

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

"It doesn't get much tougher than Kansas City. That team is firing on all cylinders and they are coming off a very emotional victory against the Inferno. We have to bring the fight to them. We have to play from opening whistle to final whistle with everything we got. I know most people don't give us a shot in the dark to win this football game and that's fine. We're just fine playing the underdog role and playing spoiler. We'll be ready, that much I'll guarantee you." 

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on October 21, 2017, 11:45:59 PM
 
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We're changing the culture here one week at a time...
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 22, 2017, 12:56:54 PM
"It's definitely a start Coach. I know we haven't played the stiffest of competition during this winning streak, but that certainly ends this week with a visit from Kansas City. I know the odds are stacked against us in this one, but I firmly believe we can shock the world if we enter this game and bring it to them right off the kickoff. We have to set the tone early and let our homefield advantage play into our favor. I don't have much to go over though Coach, I don't think any changes are necessary as Kansas City is pretty good in all facets of the game. Do you see any weaknesses we might be able to exploit?"
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on October 23, 2017, 10:30:19 PM
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They don't run it a whole bunch, so I think we back off the blitz and see if Mariota can throw when we drop 8.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 24, 2017, 08:20:34 PM
“We’ll do that then Coach. I’ve also noticed Kirby hasn’t been really effective as a returner. Who would you say are our top return guys Coach?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on October 24, 2017, 10:31:25 PM
 
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Pierce and Rose would be our top two options if we weren't worried about franchise players being ruined on special teams... but after that I think Sam Crawford would be a good choice.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 26, 2017, 07:51:38 PM
“I was thinking of using Pierce as a punt returner. What do you think about that Donyou think it’s be something he’d like to do? As for kick returns, I like going Crawford and keeping Lightner. Or maybe even David Bruce? What do you think Coach?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on October 26, 2017, 08:21:47 PM
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Pierce would love returning punts, and as for the KR set up, I like Crawford and Bruce as a pairing.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on October 30, 2017, 07:39:22 PM
“Sounds like a plan there Coach. Had a question for you though with the recent releases of George Carlson and Javid Rasheed, think it’s worth the talk with their agents to see if this is somewhere they’d like to play. We don’t have a ton we can offer in salary, but it’s probably more than these playoff teams where there are rumored to sign. With Carlson, I think it’s someone that can get CJ Kirby working hard, maybe motivate him a bit. And with Rasheed, I saw him at the combine and he along with Spooner would give us a formidable young duo at defensive end. What are your thoughts coach?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2017, 04:15:41 PM
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  I think both would be good additions.  Carlson has a track record of success, and Rasheed, that kid has 9 sacks on the year, he's clearly got the talent.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 04, 2017, 05:34:04 PM
"Alright Coach, I'll see what I can do to bring them in. I'll let you head back down to practice to get the boys ready for the Bruins and I'll have the lock-in info sent to you shortly.

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"Starr, can you get Mike Maker on the line for me."

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"Hey Mike, just calling to gage any interest of Carlson coming to Seattle. I'm sure you've been fielding a lot of calls for him and I'm also aware he'd like to join a contender. But I'd be doing this team an injustice if I didn't try and bring a talent like Carlson here. The role I envision George playing here would be splitting the workload with CJ Kirby, while also serving as a mentor to the kid. I also know money talks, so my offer would be $1.5MM for the rest of the season, that way if he doesn't like it here, he can move on in the offseason, or if he does and it's a situation that works for the two of us, we'd bring him back on. How does that sound Mike?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2017, 10:28:58 PM
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Hmm, we'll think about it and let you know..
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 04, 2017, 10:38:18 PM
“Thank you Mike.”

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“Start, can you get Eli Harris on the line for me please.”

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“Hey Eli, calling about your recently released client, Javid Rasheed. I remember him quite well from the combine and I think he could form a strong tandem with Lonnie Spooner on our defensive line for years to come. So my offer for now would be a deal for $1.25MM to close out the season. Then we can revisit a long term deal during ERFA. How does that sound Eli?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 04, 2017, 11:01:02 PM
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If you want us in uniform in time for this weeks game, we need $2MM.
 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 05, 2017, 12:57:25 PM
"We will agree to those terms, but Eli in doing this move, we'll need to cut Tyrell Carlton. I know you know it's not personal and strictly business. We'll process the paperwork shortly."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2017, 01:24:57 PM
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If you want us in uniform in time for this weeks game, we need $2MM.
 
   
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I understand, I'll break the news to him.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2017, 01:49:30 PM
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If you want us to give up on a chance to play in the post-season, we are looking at $3MM, but we're also confident that he can help get Kirby into the right frame of mind, The Classic sees a lot of himself in Kirby's game.
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 06, 2017, 06:28:46 PM
"If we can shake on $2.5MM, then you have a deal Mike."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 06, 2017, 08:13:16 PM
 
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We are currently pretty set on our price tag for the amount of games left on the schedule. 
 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 07, 2017, 08:34:49 AM
“I completely understand Mike. However $2.5MM is as high as we can go to remain within budget. We’ll keep our channels open until you and Carlson make a decision though in case our offer is the best.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 07, 2017, 05:56:56 PM
"Actually Mike, we will agree to the $3MM deal. We'll have to move some things around, but for a player of Carlson's caliber, it's worth it."

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"Starr, can you get me Amber Molina on the line please."

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"Well Amber, this call isn't the type I like to make as we are going to be cutting two of your clients, Andrew Craven and Scott Brent. I'm sure they will both find a new team by the start of next season and we wish them the very best. I look forward to our next conversation being much more positive."

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"Starr, if Amber doesn't have anything further to discuss, can you get me Francisco Zambrano on the line please."

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"Hey Francisco, giving you a call to see if you wanted to come to Seattle to finish up the last quarter of the season with us. We'd like to offer you $1MM for the rest of the season. How does that sound?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 08, 2017, 11:24:37 AM
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I don't want my last days in uniform to be from my time in Atlanta... You have a deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 08, 2017, 05:27:15 PM
"Music to my ears, Francisco! Welcome to Seattle!"

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"Starr, give me a little bit and I'll have the lock-in sheet ready to be sent down to the coaches."

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 08, 2017, 05:50:33 PM
"Alright Starr, can you please send the lock in info to the coaches."

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GAME 13 vs. Kansas City Bruins
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Sam Crawford and David Bruce to KR starters, Darren Pierce to PR starter. George Carlson to RB2. Francisco Zambrano to WR3. Javid Rasheed to DE1, Lonnie Spooner to DE2, Gabriel De la Rosa to DE3.   
- Strategy Changes: Backfield Strategy changed to Backfield by Committee. Back off the blitz as discussed with Coach Graham to his desired ratio.   


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK THIRTEEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 09, 2017, 09:19:45 PM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 13


1. What did you make of this weeks game for your team?

"We gave Kansas City everything we had and I stand here very proud of my team's efforts this week. When I arrived to Seattle, this was a city lost of all hope and a team with no identity. Today, we just took one of the best, if not the best, teams in the league to the very brink. While we lost today, I assure you this is a loss that we can reflect on and build on for not just the rest of this season, but for next season as well. It was a great game." 

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

"Catching the ball better. Too many dropped passes that have halted drives or ruined what could've been a game changing play. Just need to focus a bit better is all."

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

"I don't think a lot of people realize how hard this job really is. It can take quite an emotional toll on a person and you go through many ups and downs, much like a roller coaster. Some can handle that stress better than others. I'm not too concerned with the open positions though... being a GM in HIFL is a true blessing and when you achieve something great, it makes those ups and downs worth it."   

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

"I hadn't seen it in person until this week, but boy Marcus Mariota is having a special kind of season. Looks like he's going to shatter a few records on his way to what appears to be a sure-fire MVP award. I had the pleasure of working with Anthony Smith for four plus seasons and I can't stress the importance of a great left tackle enough. What Joseph Worthington did against Bruce Wilkinson was mighty impressive and something we will now have to deal with."   

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

"The Killer Whales of Miami come into town as we have an opportunity to play spoiler this week. GM Garcia has done a remarkable job helping get Miami into the battle for a postseason berth. The key to beating a team like Miami is causing turnovers and not turning the ball over yourself. Winning the turnover battle will be pivotal if we are going to win this football game. "   

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 10, 2017, 12:55:51 PM
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Man, that stings to have such a monster upset snatched out of our hands at the last possible second..  That was a touchdown, we had them.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 10, 2017, 08:01:10 PM
“It was so damn close, Coach. I think Kansas City knew how lucky they were as they left the arena. It was encouraging to see us compete so hard against one of the elite teams in HIFL this season and I think other teams now know this isn’t the same Seattle team at the beginning of the season. We got Miami next and boy it’d be fun to wreck any playoff hopes they had, eh Coach?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 11, 2017, 09:41:17 AM
 
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No doubt about it, They are number one in points allowed per-game, which is elite defense right there.  15.7 points per game, so we're going to have to capitalize on the opportunities we get, because they don't allow many of those opportunities.
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 14, 2017, 07:29:11 PM
“I think we can do it Coach! After seeing the last game, what do you think about putting Carlson in at the RB1 slot?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 17, 2017, 09:53:03 AM

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I think he'd serve us well..
   
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 19, 2017, 09:04:53 AM
"I think we'll go that route then Coach and see how that goes. Other than that Coach, I don't really have anything else. Let's go out there and destroy a Miami dream!"

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GAME 14 vs. Miami Killer Whales
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: George Carlson to RB1 in all formations. CJ Kirby to RB2 in all formations.


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK FOURTEEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 27, 2017, 07:03:21 PM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 14


1. What did you make of this weeks game for your team?

"This was a really good team win. Thought we played well in all three phases of the game against an extremely talented defensive team in Miami. We knew we had to win the turnover battle and Philip Johnson made a big play late in the fourth that put our offense in a position to deliver us the lead and eventual victory. Can say enough about how hard our guys have battled since I arrived here. They play their hearts out each and every play and those results are starting to be reflected in the box score. This is the type of game we can definitely build upon as we try and close the season out on a positive note."   

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

"That's a good question. With us being out of the playoff race, it's an important time to evaluate what we have in Seattle and who we want to build this football team around. I don't think in our position there is any one player we need to show up big, but I will say that we're looking to watch our boys play hard until the season's final whistle."

3. How do you keep your team motivated for these final two games?

"This is a team hungry for success and hungry for wins. They keep me motivated to be honest. It would have been easy for them to give up on this season, but they've bought into Coach Graham and the rest of the coaches philosophy and they are proving that the first half of the season was not what the Seattle Rhinos represent."   

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

"How can you not be impressed with the job Marcus Mariota has done this season? He's all over ESPN and for good reason, he's having a really special kind of season. That battle on the Southwest division has been really fun to watch week after week and will probably come down to the last week of the season when they meet up. And I do have to say that ending in Music City/Orlando game was unreal. It's moments like that, that make HIFL a great league."     

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

"We play a quality opponent on the road in the Lincoln Pride. They are more than likely headed to the playoffs this season, so it's another opportunity for this team to beat one of the better teams in the league. Key is the slow down the impressive rookie, Carl Bloom. If we can get him uncomfortable in the pocket and force some errant throws, maybe we can steal one from them."

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2017, 07:08:54 PM
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We've got the chance to finish the season 6-10.  I think that is huge considering how we started the year.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 27, 2017, 09:54:09 PM
"That's a credit to you, the staff, and the players. We still have a lot of work left to do in the offseason, but we've made a good first few steps in repairing the damage of the first half of this season. As for the next two weeks Coach, we're gonna lock in for both games. The best we can do from here on out is play spoiler like we did against Miami this past week and I have belief in this team that we can pull of anything on any given weekend. Before I lock in though, I want to have a word with the team. Before I do that, is there anything you want to discuss?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on November 27, 2017, 10:08:26 PM
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Nothing really springs to mind for me, We've got two tough match ups to close the season with Lincoln and Rapid City, but if we can even contend in those games, its going to be a boost for our morale going into the off-season. 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on November 30, 2017, 10:41:11 PM
"Agreed Coach, I feel like the fact we contended with Kansas City means we can contend and beat any team in HIFL. I truly believe that. Alright, lets walk down and I'll address the team and we can lock in."

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GM JON AND COACH GRAHAM WALK DOWN TO THE LOCKER ROOM, WHERE THE TEAM JUST FINISHED THEIR FINAL PRACTICE FOR THE WEEK

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"Gentlemen, take a knee. I just wanted to come down and let you know how much I appreciate your hard work and dedication to this team each and every day. I know this hasn't been an easy season, but you've all come a long way and I'm fucking proud of you boys. We're no longer the leagues punching bag, because as they've found out the last half of this season, we punch back. And I guarantee you, our punch hurts them a lot more than their punch can hurt us. So here we are, with two weeks to go until we can put this season in the rearview mirror, but I want to look back into that mirror and be proud of what we built in the second half of this season. Lincoln and Rapid City are as tough as it gets, but how about we give them all they can handle? Let's show them first hand how far we've come... what we've had to battle through... and let's leave it all out on the field. Let's end this season with our heads held high, our hearts full of pride, and let's leave a fucking reminder to this league and to our division, that next season... we're coming for them. Everybody in... Finish strong on 3.

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3...

FINISH STRONG!"

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GAME 15 @ Lincoln Pride
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.

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GAME 16 vs. Rapid City Inferno
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.


"HORNS UP!"


WEEK FIFTEEN & SIXTEEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 09, 2017, 10:33:25 AM
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SEATTLE RHINOS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 16


1. Talk about this week's result what you liked and what you didn't like.

"I like that we competed. We all know how good of a team like Rapid City is and to have the lead on them heading into the fourth quarter is a huge complement to how hard this team has worked. Where we lost this game was not being able to sustain drives and not getting third down stops. Rapid City ran 33 more plays then us and you're going to lose most of the time when there is that big of a differential. Regardless of the loss, I am proud of this team for battling week after week. Nobody went through more this season then these players did." 
 

2. What was your biggest success this season?

"Righting the ship so to speak. When I got here, this was a team a little lost. Due to the losing streak, the tragedy, and there not being a real vision for the future. I put my trust in the coaching staff assembled here and went out and acquired some talent that was available to make us more competitive. Being able to salvage the season was huge for this team's confidence moving into the offseason."   


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

"In Seattle or in D.C.? Haha. I wish I would have made the changes I did in our return game much sooner. The fault there lies in me still adjusting to life in Seattle and not knowing my personal good enough."   


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

"Knowing what I do know? Would have much rather just started in Seattle instead of being traded the way that I was."


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

"I will be 100% back with this team next season. We need to improve the offensive line and beef up our defensive depth. I don't want to go too much into specifics, but we'll be busy in the offseason." 


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

"Going to watch some HIFL playoffs and spend time with the family. If this season has taught me anything, it's that life is too short. Enjoy the time you have. You guys have a great rest of the year."

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2017, 12:41:42 PM
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Well said... I think we earned some down time.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 09, 2017, 12:52:17 PM
"Me too Coach, me too. Unless you want to discuss anything further, I'll let you and the coaches head into the offseason. I'll go talk to Mr. Reigns."

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"Starr, is Mr. Reigns ready to meet yet?" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 09, 2017, 01:11:26 PM
 
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GEE EMMMM JAAAAAN!!!!!


 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 10, 2017, 01:54:12 PM
"Arnold! I think we performed admirably the second half of the season, but there is much work still to do this offseason. I'm confident we'll be fielding a competitive team next season though. We ready to get to the choppah and begin this offseason?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 10, 2017, 03:31:53 PM
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You know me well old friend!  I trust you to lead this franchise to da Choppa!

Lets go enjoy the vacation time!  We will attend the Impact Bowl in my private suite togetha!!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 11, 2017, 06:47:51 PM
"Soon enough, it'll be to watch our team in the Impact Bowl! I'll see you in Boston!"

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"Starr, before we lock in for the offseason, is Coach Ted Collier still around?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 07:10:04 PM
 
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What's up boss?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 11, 2017, 07:30:15 PM
"Hey Coach, before you head off for vacation. I was curious as to your thoughts of returning to Seattle next season in the same role?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 11, 2017, 08:11:39 PM
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I wouldn't be opposed to it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 12, 2017, 12:22:53 PM
"I'd like to offer you a 1 year, $2MM deal to return as AC for Seattle."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 12, 2017, 04:12:14 PM
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You've got a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 13, 2017, 08:17:49 AM
"Great to have you back, Coach!"

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"Starr, I need to check a few things our before we lock in for the offseason."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 12:40:37 PM
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Okay, I'll be here sippin' this latte.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 13, 2017, 04:34:31 PM
"Starr, can you put me in touch with Amber Molina please."

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"Hi Amber, hope you're doing well. I know you're about to head into the busier part of your year, but I wanted to talk to you about restructuring Sam Rose's contract. He is coming up on his contract year next season and I want to get ahead of the curve and negotiate a long term deal for him now, if possible. Now Sam is already the highest paid free safety in HIFL by $4MM. We'd like to keep him at that $12MM price tag for another four years and if the market at FS begins to move up, we can surely re-visit the contract at that time. I also feel that the HIFL universe and the Seattle area knows who Sam Rose is and he doesn't really need the $4MM in PR to promote him any further. I know this might sound like a step back Amber, but I think a 4 year, $12MM, $1MM PR deal keeps Sam on top at his position for a long time. What do you think?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2017, 08:56:09 PM
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GM Jon, we appreciate your reaching out, but at this time we would prefer to play out our current deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: GM Jon on December 14, 2017, 05:25:30 PM
"Understood Amber, please let me know if anything changes for you and Sam. I'm sure you and I will be talking again this offseason, so until then, take care."

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"Starr, it's time... it's time... it's VACATION time!"

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE RHINOS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 12:58:43 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 2.50MM in off-season PR and with the owner wiping out or salary cap debt for your performance we received only a 500K bonus in PR bringing our final total to $3MM

- Our coaching staff  is filled out just fine and is fully staffed.

- 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: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on December 18, 2017, 01:16:44 PM
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Hello sir, I am here to also inform you that we are no longer the Seattle Rhinos.  In order to distance ourselves from the stigma of the GM Phoenix fiasco we will rebrand completely.  We are now the Seattle Lumberjacks!

Once our database issues and solved and we migrate the entire league's graphics department to bluehost, we will be able to debut our new helmet and logo... sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on December 31, 2017, 07:24:32 PM
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Hello sir,  with the draft set to start in the near future just a final update of our needs, finances, and draft choices before we get started.

We have the following picks in the draft.

1st round (Alabama)
2nd Round (Tulsa)
3rd Round
3rd Round (Tulsa)
5th Round (DC)
5th Round (CLE)
6th Round (Tombstone)
6th Round (Long Beach)
6th Round (Miami)
7th Round (Miami)


We have 36.25MM available in salary
We have 5.5MM available in PR

We need a Quarterback, Tight End, 2 Wide Receivers, 2 Guards, 1 Tackle, 1 Center, 1 Linebacker, and we have 1 Open/Flex position available.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 03, 2018, 08:45:49 PM
"Thank you for that Starr! Could you please put me through to Michael Damico's representation?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 09:49:21 PM
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Well Well, I was prepared with a figure before Long Beach helped raise the stakes just a little bit!  Lets go 4 years, 6.5MM and 250K in PR!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 03, 2018, 10:54:44 PM
"Well Mike, I don't think someone like Michael needs PR, so let's put that money in his pocket instead. 5 years, $6.75MM."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 10:57:06 PM
 
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"Someone like Michael?"    What do you mean by that, because that sounds like discrimination! 


SHIT GETS REAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 03, 2018, 11:03:23 PM
"Discriminating him by wanting to put more money in his pockets? If that's discrimination... I wish someone would discriminate me. Haha, am I right, Mike? Seriously though, you know I didn't mean anything negative with that. If the PR is a make or break, then we'll do the PR... but I figured the money in the pocket would be a better use of the 250K."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 11:06:38 PM
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...We'll take the cash in pocket and the PR, send it to the league and we'll sign it. 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 03, 2018, 11:11:15 PM
"Alright Mike, we'll send it in."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 11:21:47 PM
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Whoa Whoa, I said money and PR, nothing about adding that extra year bub! 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 03, 2018, 11:26:09 PM
"I thought we were going off my last offer. My apologies, I'll fix it with the league office."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 03, 2018, 11:28:19 PM
 
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You better quit smoking that grass, just because it's legal in your state doesn't mean it's good for business... I'll be watchin' you.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 04, 2018, 08:27:39 PM
"The edibles is where it's at, Mike. But I don't do that stuff, even if it is legal. Until next time, take care."

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"Starr, can you put me in touch with Nelson Lai's representation?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 04, 2018, 09:05:18 PM
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Hey Paisan!  Lets do this... 3 years, 3.75MM Fuggettaboutit!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 04, 2018, 09:08:05 PM
"Fuggettaboutit!!! Sending it in now!"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 05, 2018, 09:07:14 PM
"Starr, can you call in Michael Damico please."

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"Hey Michael! Congratulations on being a Seattle Lumberjack. The first Lumberjack to be drafted, mind you! You've worked hard as Buckeye and you deserved this moment tonight. I'm excited to see you come to training camp and be apart of this family. Enjoy tonight, like the saying goes... you only get drafted out of college once."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 09:11:04 PM
 
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  Its nice being on a team where my beard is gonna make me fit in with the mascot... haha.  Thanks for the opportunity to play for this franchise and help turn the page on a rough start in the league.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 05, 2018, 10:53:19 PM
“You’ll fit right in! Excited to have you here. Have fun tonight.”

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“Starr, can you call in Nelson Lai for me please.”

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“Nelson! Big night for you, welcome to a member of the Lumberjacks family.”

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 05, 2018, 11:08:10 PM
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  Word.. It ain't Texas, but hey it's gonna be home for a bit, so better get comfortable.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 06, 2018, 04:12:27 PM
"You'll learn to love to NorthWest, Nelson. We have some of the best fans in the world here. Enjoy draft night and we'll see you for training camp!"

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"Starr, can you put me in touch with Arthur Sanderson's representation please."

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"Hey there, we're pleased to have drafted Arthur and we'd like to sign him to a 4 year, $2.5MM deal."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 06, 2018, 06:29:26 PM
 
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You have a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 09, 2018, 11:03:26 PM
"Thanks Scott."

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"Starr, can you put me in touch with Jonathan Finch's representation please."

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"Looking to ink Jonathan to a deal here at 4 years, $1MM, how does that sound?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 09, 2018, 11:52:01 PM
 
 
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You have a deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 11, 2018, 12:52:39 PM
“Appreciate it James.”

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“Starr, can you get Daniel Cooley’s representation on the line please.”

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“We’d like to get a deal done here for Daniel at 4 years, $1MM.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2018, 02:05:07 PM
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You have a deal.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 11, 2018, 02:07:37 PM
“Thanks Eli.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 11, 2018, 11:37:40 PM
“Starr, can you please get Octavio Nathan’s representation on the line.”

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“Let’s get Octavio signed here... 3 years, $1MM?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2018, 11:45:37 PM
 
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You picked up three of my boys in a row... lets do 3/1 for all of them.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 11, 2018, 11:47:00 PM
“Wow, it must be my lucky day. You got a deal Bobby!”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 11, 2018, 11:48:57 PM
 
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Making it rain sexy contracts! WOO!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 12, 2018, 07:34:52 PM
“You know it Bobby!”

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“Starr, can you get me the representation for Edward Morris please.”

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“Looking to ink Edward to a deal here for 3 years, $500K. Also want to let you know that we plan on having Edward play in our minor league affiliate, Tacoma, to gain experience and see more playing time. How does that sound?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 12, 2018, 09:50:59 PM
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Hey Paisan!  Fuggettaboutit!  You got a deal, and trust me, Eddie Money is gonna tear up that minor league in a hurry, fugettaboutit!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 13, 2018, 12:39:31 PM
“Sending it into the league office... Fuggettaboutit!!!”

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“Starr, can you put me in touch with Boyd Black’s representation please.”

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“Looking to get Boyd Black signed here with us for 3 years, $500K. We will also be assigning Boyd to our minor league affiliate.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 13, 2018, 06:39:57 PM
DAVID AMES AGREES
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 13, 2018, 07:32:02 PM
"Thanks David."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 02:14:14 AM
"Starr, can you get David Ames on the line please."

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"David, I can only imagine how busy you've been this offseason. I'm calling in reference to bringing Dorian Chriscoe back to Seattle. Our offer is 3 years, $3MM."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 02:36:32 AM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 02:51:24 AM
"Thanks David."

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"Starr, can you get JTC on the line please."

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"James! Here to contract negotiate! Jerry Taylor, we'd like to bring him on in Seattle. 3 years, $1.5MM."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 03:02:38 AM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 03:23:13 AM
"Thanks James."

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"Starr, Amber Molina please."

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"Amber, how are you doing this fine offseason? We'd like to bring Allen Ayala here for 2 years, $1MM."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 01:37:25 PM
 
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  You've got yourself a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 02:57:24 PM
“You’re the best Amber!”

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“Starr, can you get Eli Harris on the line please.”

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“Hey Eli, looking to sign James Milton. 3 years, $1MM?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 05:43:44 PM
DEAL, FOR 2 YEARS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 05:52:39 PM
“We can do that Eli. Appreciate it!”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 06:36:04 PM
“Starr, Bobby Shapiro please.”

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“Hey Bobby, looking to sign Ryan Bogan to our minor league team. 2 years, $250K?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 08:43:37 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 08:46:47 PM
"Thanks Bobby."

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"Starr, can you get JTC on the line."

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"James, I have another contract negotiation for you! Looking to sign Doug Hair to our minor league team for 2 years, $250K?". 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 09:03:32 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 09:05:20 PM
"Thanks James."

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"Starr, Scott Forest please."

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"Hey Scott, looking to add Rolland Collins to our minor league affiliate. Can we ink him to a 2 year, $250K deal?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 10:29:17 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2018, 10:31:47 PM
“Thanks Scott.”

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“Starr, we are all set with our main and minor league rosters. It’s time to work on our lock-in information.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 17, 2018, 10:51:48 PM
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  Exciting times!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on January 29, 2018, 01:40:50 PM
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  We have a full roster and 250K in salary with 3.25 in PR.  We're ready when you are sir.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 03, 2018, 04:29:40 PM
"Thank you Starr, you're the best! Here is our lock-in information for training camp!!!"

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BASIC DEPTH CHART:

QB: William Brewster - Allen Ayala
RB: George Carlson - CJ Kirby - Robert Brown
FB: Julio Greenfield
TE: Joseph Herzog - Daniel Cooley
WR: Darren Pierce - Dorian Chriscoe - Ryan Rosser - David Bruce - Jonathan Finch
RT: Michael Damico
RG: Hugh Ulrich - Andre Jones
C: Benjamin Jacks - Octavio Nathan
LG: William Woodruff - Andre Jones
LT: Walter Arreola


DT: Billy Cleary - Richard Gerber
DE: Javid Rasheed - Lonnie Spooner - Gabriel De la Rosa
LB: Nelson Lai - Roger McBee - Arthur Sanderson - Lynn Malone
CB: McKenzie Lightner - Philip Johnson - Jerry Taylor - Eric Scott
SS:  James Milton - Billy Faison - Karl Hoeper
FS: Sam Rose - Devon Kruse

K: Taylor Frizzell
P: Richard Keyser

KR: David Bruce - McKenzie Lightner
PR: Darren Pierce





3-3-5:
RDE: Javid Rasheed
NT: Billy Cleary
LDE: Lonnie Spooner
SLB: Nelson Lai
MLB: Roger McBee
WLB: Arthur Sanderson
CB1: McKenzie Lightner
CB2: Philip Johnson
CB3: Jerry Taylor
SS: James Milton
FS: Sam Rose





STRATEGIES:

Playing Time: Mostly Starters

Offense:
Attitude: Balanced
Focus: Balanced
Tempo: Very Fast
Passing: Balanced
Pass Focus: Outside
Primary Receiver: Darren Pierce
Running Focus: Power
RB Focus: Mixed
Backfield: Committee
Tight End Focus: Mixed

All Other Offensive Strategies/Playcalling/Formations: Coaches Decision

Defense:
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Primary Coverage: Mixed
Defensive Line Focus: Mixed
Linebackers: Attacking
Player Radio: Sam Rose
Match CB to WR: Yes

All Other Defensive Strategies/Playcalling/Formations: Coaches Decision





TRAINING/CAPTAINS:

Captains:

Offense: William Brewster
Defense: Sam Rose
Alternates: Walter Arreola, Joseph Herzog, Gabriel De la Rosa, Roger McBee

Training:
1. William Woodruff: Pass Blocking
2/3. Michael Damico: Pass Blocking, Endurance/Conditioning
4. Nelson Lai: Speed
5. Arthur Sanderson: Tackling
6. Javid Rasheed: Agility





PR CAMPAIGNS:

William Brewster: "Brewster's Million" (1MM)
                           
1MM: Each ticket purchased will automatically be entered into a raffle contest. Season ticket holders will automatically be entered into the pot 20 times to promote the purchase of season tickets. The final winner will be announced at the final home game of the season where William Brewster will present a large $1MM check to the winner, to include autographed Brewster paraphernalia.


CJ Kirby: "Kirby's Dreamland" (2.5MM)
                           
1MM: Commerical to feature CJ Kirby. Starts off with a welcome to Kirby's Dreamland graphic before showing Kirby running on the football field showing his speed and agility. When defenders attempt to tackle him, he blows them out of the way with his air (like Kirby does) as he marches his way into the endzone where he particpates with a touchdown dance with a Kirby mascot.

1MM: Kirby's Dreamland t-shirts with the nintendo character Kirby in Seattle Lumberjack colors and with CJ's #22 on his body. T-shirt will be sold in all Seattle Lumberjack participating stores and the Lumberjacks team shop. This will include a CJ Kirby t-shirt giveaway night at one of the home games. First 1,000 kids will be given a youth t-shirt with a valid ticket.

500K: The CJ Kirby character on his t-shirt will be an unloackable playable Kirby in the Nintendo Switch game: Kirby Star Allies.



Darren Pierce: "Taking Flight" (2MM)
                        
1MM: Will be apart of the Alaska Airlines promotional campaign to include airline magazine cover, radio and TV ads, as well as an autograph session for airline MVP members.

1MM: Combo package that will include billboards, t-shirt, and posters. Will feature Pierce reaching out to grab a football one handed over a defender. The bottom of his shoes will feature jet-pack like flames and his tag line Taking Flight will be underneath the graphic.



Michael Damico: "TIMBER!"   (250K)
                        
250K: TIMBERsticks (which are like Thundersticks but looks like two pieces of wood) will be sold at the Lumberjacks team store to be purchased with Michael Damico's digital signature. The Timber! campaign highlights Damico's ability to pancake the opposition, making them fall down.


Billy Cleary: "Can you see Cleary now!?" (500K)      
                     
500K: Local ad featuring Billy Cleary dominating an offensive line. The words... In case you couldn't see before... is shown on the screen. Billy Cleary swim moves past a generic offensive linemen as he approaches the quarterback. The words... Try again... is shown on the screen. Billy Cleary slams into the quarterback, sacking him as the Cleary looks down on him and says... "Can you see Cleary now!?" The end of the ad says you can see Cleary this upcoming season in Seattle with ticket purchasing information that follows.

McKenzie Lightner: "The highLIGHT" (1MM)   
                        
500K: T-shirt that glows in the dark with McKenzie Lightner jumping in front of a receiver intercepting the ball with the words "The highLIGHT" on the front and his number 23 in the back. Moments in the game where the stadium will go dark that you can see the glow in the dark t-shirts for fans to show off on the videotron. T-shirt will be sold in all Seattle Lumberjack participating stores and the Lumberjack team shop.

500K: Special aftergame tv show where Seattle Lumberjacks media personnal sit down with McKenzie Lightner to talk about highlights from the last weeks game. The show will be called the highLIGHT reel with McKenzie Lightner. 



Sam Rose: "Season of Sam" (4MM)
                           
1MM: Will be apart of the Alaska Airlines promotional campaign to include airline magazine cover, radio and TV ads, as well as an autograph session for airline MVP members.

1MM: Small documentary with the cover of the documentary being similar to The Summer of Sam cover, but it says Season of Sam with newspaper articles in the background from various newspapers about Sam Rose. The documentary covers Sam's days of playing high school football and then his time playing in the Sun Belt Conference with Troy University. It goes through his draft day all the way to where he is currently playing in Seattle where it ends saying Season 10 in the HIFL, will be the Season of Sam.

1MM: T-shirts with the documentary cover on the front and Sam's Rose's number 30 on the back. T-shirt will be sold in all Seattle Lumberjack participating stores and the Lumberjack team shop. This will include a Sam Rose t-shirt giveaway night at one of the home games. First 1,000 kids will be given a youth t-shirt with a valid ticket.

500K: Sam Rose bobblehead night will also be featured at one of the home games. First 10,000 fans in attendance with a valid ticket will be given a Sam Rose collector's edition bobblehead uniquely numbered.

500K: Sam Rose's SoS camp to help underprivledged kids develop the skills neccessary to play the game of football. It will consist of a one week course to include classroom and physical acitvities. 






MUSIC:

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg))
- This song will play prior to kickoff as the Lumberjacks come out of the tunnel to pre-game introductions.

"Alive" - Pearl Jam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM0zINtulhM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM0zINtulhM))
- This song will play as the fourth quarter begins.





LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 16, 2018, 11:27:01 PM
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  Hello Sir,  attached you will find our team report out of training camp.


Fan support is interesting, you brought fans to the table when you arrived and the re-branding has fans interested and buzzing so you have a chance this year to really boost fan support with a stronger season. Nationally we don't have nearly the support of some of the big teams out there but your championship pedigree does make us an option to some of those bandwagon fans.

Other than that, we are all set!
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2018, 08:54:11 PM
WELCOME TO SEASON 10!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 20, 2018, 08:53:26 PM
"Lolly, I appreciate the information. You're the best! If you could please, get Coach Graham for me."

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"Well Coach, got the info from camp. I think we're slowly getting to where we want to be, but a rebuild takes time. But I'm sure excited about the first season of Lumberjack football! I figured Gabby wouldn't be happy taking a back seat to our young defensive ends and am more than willing to trade him to Charlotte to finish our his career if that would make him happy. In the case that I do go ahead and strike a deal with Charlotte... what position do you think would be best to seek in exchange?" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 20, 2018, 10:54:17 PM
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  Honestly, I'm not sure.  I don't see us getting an upgrade at any position by trading an aging veteran, so maybe a draft pick?

I think we could shop him elsewhere too though, he wants to start, and he wants to be back in the South East, but I think anyone who could start him would make him happy.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 21, 2018, 12:09:00 PM
“Understood, we’ll see what’s available out there. In terms of preseason, what’s your personal philosophy? Play starters only or mix and match?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2018, 12:46:27 PM
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I don't think it's really worth playing back ups unless there is a specific competition you're wanting to watch.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 21, 2018, 12:59:37 PM
“The only position competition to me is at strong safety. I’d like to see Faison and Milton to each get a start in preseason. Outside of that, I might want to see Woodruff and Jones get a start opposite Ulrich. Nothing else springs to mind outside of those. What about protecting any of our key veterans from potential injury in rather meaningless games or do you think working the kinks out of training camp outweighs the risk? We could potentially see some of our minor league players get some playing time too.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2018, 11:47:55 AM
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I'd rather get all the reps for our guys as we can, we look very healthy so I'm not concerned about injury, but you're the boss. 

I like the ideas for the position battles you mentioned, but if you want to try to make room for some of our D-League kids, I'll roll with your lead.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 22, 2018, 09:29:33 PM
"We'll roll out with what we got then. I'm perfectly okay with that and I'll make note of the specific position battles in our lock-in. Alright Coach, if you need to discuss anything else, just let me know."

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"Starr, can you call in Coach Todd Collier for me please."

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"Coach, I just wanted to run an idea I had by you before we kick our season off. How open are you to switching between Gerber and Cleary on the defensive tackle position depending on our focus for that particular game? In games where we want to focus on stuffing the run, we roll with Gerber, and in games we want to get at the quarterback, we roll with Cleary. I'm not sure how the players would be open to working in a system like that, but I'll get to that later. I first wanted to know if you think that would be a strategy that we should explore or do you feel it would it would interfere in defensive team chemistry with the moving pieces and instead stick with Cleary as our primary starter?" 

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 23, 2018, 11:37:13 AM
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If they'll work with that plan, I like the idea, use our guys in the situations they are strongest, gives us better use of our talents.
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Post by: GM Jon on February 23, 2018, 03:45:34 PM
"My thoughts exactly Coach. Thanks for your input on the matter. I'll talk to the guys and see what they think."

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"Starr, can you send in Billy Cleary for me please and thank you."

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"Hey Billy, how you doing bud? Alright, so I called you in here to discuss a potential strategy this season that we'd like to implore. We view you as a pass rushing defensive tackle, while viewing Gerber as a run stuffing defensive tackle. So we'd like to feature you as the starting defensive tackle in games we want to get after the quarterback and Gerber in games we'd like to focus on stuffing the run. Obviously in a 3-3-5 defensive scheme, you guys would be seeing playing time in all our games, but I also think this would keep you fresh and even more explosive to split the offensive line and get pressure on the quarterback. This is not set in stone and was just an idea I pitched to Coach Collier that he liked if you both were onboard for it. So what do you think Billy? Up to giving it a chance?"
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Post by: Talon on February 23, 2018, 08:59:27 PM
 
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That's cool dog.. I'm game.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 23, 2018, 09:46:42 PM
"Glad to hear it, alright Billy, appreciate the time. I'll let you get back to team activities."

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"Starr, can you send in Richard Gerber please."

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"Hey Richard, hope you had a relaxing offseason. I wanted to run something by you really quick and see if you'd be okay with the plan the coaches and I have. We'd like to use a strategy of starting you against teams that our primary goal is stopping the run and start Cleary against teams that we want to pressure the quarterback more. You up for that?"
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Post by: Talon on February 23, 2018, 10:00:14 PM
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Hey man, I'm not rockin' the boat. Lets do it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 24, 2018, 11:52:59 AM
"Love that attitude! Thanks Gerb!"

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"Starr, can you send in Gabriel De la Rosa for me please."

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"Hey Gabby, just wanted to talk to you man to man before I make any haste decisions without hearing it from the man himself. I heard that you were unhappy with backing up Spoon and Sheed and potentially wanted out of Seattle and back home to NC. Any truth to the rumors?"
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Post by: Talon on February 24, 2018, 02:03:10 PM
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I like Seattle, and I like the staff, but at my age I would like a chance to be on the field.  I went to school at NC State and going back that way would be nice, but I'd be happy anywhere that will get me on the field, at DE or DT.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 25, 2018, 12:31:43 PM
"I hear ya Gabby. I'll do my best to try and find you somewhere you can start. We're gonna miss your veteran leadership, but I thank you for what you've done for this franchise and working with Sheed and Spoon in making them better players. It did not go unnoticed. Let me make a few phone calls, I'm sure there are a few teams who would love to have you on their team and have a starting position available."

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"Starr, can you call Coach Todd Collier back in for me please."

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"Hey Coach, so I will be trying to find a new home for De la Rosa, probably won't get anything other than a draft pick back. I wanted to talk to you about our 3-3-5 though and the secondary portion of the formation more specifically. Obviously I know Lightner, Johnson, Rose, and either Faison or Milton will be starters in the formation. But who is bets to use as our 5th? We could go with another strong safety using both Faison and Milton or we could go with a third cornerback, probably Jerry Taylor. What's your take there?"     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2018, 03:42:21 PM
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If you want us to be in more of a run-defense set I'd go with a strong safety, but if you're looking to be better against the pass, Taylor is the answer.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on February 26, 2018, 07:42:03 PM
"Understood and those were my thoughts as well. We can tinker with that 5th man personal if the situation calls for it during the season. As for our defensive tackles, they are good to go with switching them around depending on our strategy. I'm going to start that in this preaseason games as I'd like for us to focus on the pass against Atlanta and focus on the run against New Jersey. I'll trust you'll set this up according to how you like things Coach and I'll make sure it's annotated on the lock-in. Thanks for your time."

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"Alright Starr, here is our pre-season lock in information. If you could please pass this down to the coaches for me, it'd be much appreciated."

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PREASEASON STRATS

GAME 1 vs. New Jersey
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Billy Faison to SS1, James Milton to SS2, Andre Jones to LG1/OG2, William Woodruff to LG2/RG2/OG3, Richard Gerber to DT1, Billy Cleary to DT2
- Strategy Changes: Focus on the run with coaches decision.

GAME 2 @ Atlanta
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: James Milton to SS1, Billy Faison to SS2, William Woodruff to LG1/OG2, Andre Jones to LG2/RG2/OG3, Billy Cleary to DT1, Richard Gerber to DT2
- Strategy Changes: Focus on the pass with coaches decision.

"GET CHOPPED!"

PRESEASON LOCK IN
 
Title: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 04, 2018, 03:59:00 AM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


PRESEASON


1. Talk about your off-season, what did you like, what did you not like?

"How you doing guys, great to be back here for my first real season in Seattle. And the first for Lumberjack football baby! The offseason went fairly well, we're in the midst of rebuilding this franchise and I firmly believe we've made the right steps in taking this team towards the right direction. I feel we brought in a talented draft class, we acquired some talent in free agency, and brought back some key pieces to keep us competitive this season despite the re-build. I'm not going to lie though, we missed out on some big names in free agency that we would have loved to see in a Lumberjacks helmet, but that is all apart of the growing pains of not being a destination that players want to jump to at the moment. It's my job to turn that distinction around." 


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

"I don't put too much stock into the preseason as I know our team as well as other teams are trying different things they normally wouldn't do in a game that counts. You can't discount all the good performances, but the end result of wins and losses don't hold much weight in my eyes. It's more of a gauge for myself and the coaching staff to see what we need to work on and what worked well as we head into the beginning of the season." 


3. What did you gather from your preseason games?

"Our run game is on point. I think we have one of the best dual threat running back attacks in the HIFL and if we can continue the success that we had in these preseason games, then I see us as a team that will competing for the playoffs.  I thought we played well defensively in spurts, but we need to try and show some consistency in stopping the other teams offense."   


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

"I thought we did a decent job in pressuring the quarterback, but I'm hoping to see improvement in that area as the season progresses. I know how talented our ends are in Sheed and Spoon, so I'm looking forward to watching that growth."


5. Who was your MVP of the preseason?

"The Classic had a great offseason and he has come to play this season. I thought he looked fantastic in the preseason and especially in that New Jersey game. He's a special type of player that has the capability of just taking over a game. He was a treat to watch out there."


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

"We finished 4-12 last season, so the goal is the definitely improve that record, but I think we can potentially get to seven or eight wins and compete for a playoff spot this season."   

Any other questions from the press?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2018, 12:47:16 PM
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  Well the pre-season is in the books, and the league tosses us right into a meat grinder.. Lincoln, KC, and Rapid City back to back to back.. the first two on the road.  The thing I've told the guys is that this is a great opportunity for us though, catch them when they aren't at full-power yet, before they get into a rhythm, this is a chance for us to steal a few wins, or even one here.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 07, 2018, 09:21:46 AM
"Absolutely Coach... not only is it a good chance to upset one of the divisional powers, but also a good chance to gain some early momentum in the season and build up our confidence. I'm sure you've seen the news, but we dealt Gabby to the Silverbacks and I think getting back a fourth round pick and some money to do more scouting was a big win for us there. Outside of that, I thought our offense really clicked in the Jersey game, but we sort of fell out of rhythm against Atlanta. I think it just shows that we have the ability to be explosive, but we're still maturing into a formidable team that we're going to have periods of inconsistency. Our run game looked really solid though and The Classic looks like a man on a mission heading into the season. How did you rank the guard play from our two rookies? Who are you feeling should get the nod opposite of Ulrich?" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 11:24:44 AM
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  I give a slight edge to Woodruff, he has a slightly better run blocking technique, even though Jones has a better grasp of the system.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 07, 2018, 09:27:33 PM
"I was leaning Woodruff myself, but it's good to know that Jones is grasping the system well. He's still very young and has a long time to get hone in on his skills. Alright Coach, I'll have the lock in for week one into you shortly. Just gonna have a quick chat with Coach Collier."

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"Starr, Coach Todd Collier please."

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"Real quick Coach, who did you like better in there at strong safety? Milton and Faison had pretty comparable stats, but who deserves the nod as the one on the depth chart?"   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2018, 09:32:45 PM
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Im not sure really, I think you can go either way with it. Jump ball.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 09, 2018, 02:45:30 PM
"Alright Coach, I think we should roll with Milton then. I'm familiar with what he can do on the field and think he's our better option. Let's get after Lincoln!"

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"Starr, here is our lock in info, if you could please send this down to our coaching staff. Thank you." 

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WEEK 1 @ Lincoln Pride
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: No changes.
- Strategy Changes: Focus on the pass with coaches decision.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK ONE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 10, 2018, 03:31:57 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 1


1. Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

"That is how you kick off the inaugural season of the Lumberjacks!!! This was a back and forth contest against a very talented and very good Lincoln Pride team. I liked our patience on offense after getting into a 14-0 hole. Our run game opened up the passing lanes and we started to put up some points. The defense made huge plays for us in getting our offense the ball. As for what needs to be improved... the penalties. It didn't hurt us in this game, but it very well could've. We have to be much more disciplined."     

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

"Like I said, it was a great team performance to go to Lincoln and do what we did. We moved the ball well offensively and created problems for Bloom and company on defense, especially in the second half."   

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

"Not really, we head to Kansas City where we will take on the reigning MVP. We'll need to do much of the same as we did this week in Lincoln."

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

"I can't stand here and not talk about the missed call on the hit that has put Ackerman on the shelf for the season and maybe forcing his retirement. Our refs have to be more vigilant in keeping our players safe on the field. That call can'tbe missed... it just can't. I highly doubt Berry made the hit with any intent and I'm sure he is remorseful, but I'm glad the league swiftly and strictly took action. Bravo to them there. In the other news, I thought it was nice to see GM Dazz get a nice ovation from the Cleveland fans. He may not of won a title, but he did a lot for that city and brought them a ton of success. I know he'll do well in D.C. if given time." 

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?

"We head to Kansas City. I think this has the potential to be another high scoring affair, as we all know what the Bruins are capable of doing with Mariota running the show. It'll be our job to slow them down, cause momentum changing turnovers, and put up points on offense."

Any other questions from the press?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2018, 03:53:32 PM
"In a short period of time, do you believe that George Carlson's presence in Seattle has helped CJ Kirby?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 10, 2018, 04:07:37 PM
"One hundred percent, I believe that. When we successfully brought George Carlson here, it was to help mentor CJ Kirby just as much as it was for his play on the football field. The Classic looks rejuvenated this season and his help in mentoring Kirby is already beginning to play dividends."   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2018, 04:24:31 PM
"With a major upset already under your belt, do you believe your team can exceed your initial expectations?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 10, 2018, 06:58:11 PM
"I believe in what we're building here and these guys have worked extremely hard all offseason to go into Lincoln and come out with a victory. I don't want to dwell on expectations so much as I want us to go out there and play football and get better each and every week."
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Post by: Talon on March 10, 2018, 08:17:22 PM
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  1-0.. for the first time in Franchise history.  What a win.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 10, 2018, 08:37:00 PM
"Hell of a gameplan Coach! We were lighting up that scoreboard! If we can continue running the ball as effectively as we did this past week, then Brewster should be able to pick defenses apart. With Kansas City up next, I definitely think they have a defense we should be able to exploit some. Other than that, we just need to be a little more disciplined out there. 11 penalties is inexcusable. I'll chalk it up to first week of the season mental mishaps, but I hope we can clean that up quite a bit this week. If you see any changes you need to make with the playbook, I'll let you handle it Coach. My only thought on the matter is potentially upping our run percentage in an attempt to eat play clock and keep the Bruins' offense off the field. But I also don't want to fix what ain't break after a great performance against the Pride."   
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Post by: Talon on March 10, 2018, 08:56:05 PM
 
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  Yeah, I wouldn't want to change our tempo if we can help it either.. Pierce is a very fiery player, so he does get a lot of flags, He was 13th in the league in penalty yardage last year and was flagged 8 times.

I do think we can focus more on the run if you'd like, but I don't think a big shift is a good idea, we don't want to become predictable or tire out one of our backs early and lave the other to do all the work late. These two are benefiting from the rotation, I believe.
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Post by: GM Jon on March 10, 2018, 09:03:54 PM
"Let's keep things as is then, Coach. Like I said before, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Alright, I'll have the lock-in to you shortly, just wanted to touch base with a few people. Let's continue to roll with a great week of practice!"

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"Starr, can you send in Coach Todd Collier please."

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"Hey Coach, boy did we make some opportunistic plays out there. It's not going to get any easier with the reigning MVP up next. I'm also glad we figured out the issue with Arthur Sanderson. Food poisoning right before game time is no good, but it'll be nice to have him back out there against Kansas City. Which brings me to the linebacking corp. What is your ideal set-up there with what we have? Who in the middle and who on the outside?" 
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Post by: Talon on March 10, 2018, 09:29:43 PM
 
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Sanderson looks good to go now, should be symptom free.  As for the set up, I've got Lai on the left, Malone on the right, and Sanderson in the middle, with McBee working all three back up spots.
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Post by: GM Jon on March 10, 2018, 10:17:53 PM
"Then I'll make sure that's the set-up we have moving forward. That's all I had for you Coach. Let's hope we can slow down this Bruin offense!"

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"Starr, can you please send the lock-in information to the coaches."

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WEEK 2 @ Kansas City Bruins
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Lai as SLB, Sanderson as MLB, Malone as WLB, McBee to LB4 (backing up all three positions).
- Strategy Changes: Coaches decision.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK TWO LOCK IN
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Post by: GM Jon on March 18, 2018, 02:37:08 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 2


1. Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

"I thought we played really good today. Absolutley gutted about the Brewster injury, I don't have an update on his status at this time, but I plan to talk to him this week. Looks like something that will cost him a few games. Outside that,  thought the defense stepped up on multiple occasions and made some biog stops. You could see Mariota getting visibly frustrated out there. I loved how we've been running the football, we have a dynamic two-headed attack. We need to clean up the penalties still. They kill our drives and help the opposition keep theirs alive. If we can clean that part of our game up moving forward, I think a game like this could be a win instead of a loss."

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

"I have to say CJ Kirby has really surprised me this season so far. He has proven to me that he wants to put the work in to be a better running back in this league and it's paying off dividends. I don't think anyone has surprised me for the worst, but I would like to see improvement in our kickoff return game." 

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

"I think we're going to be better disciplined as the season progresses. The penalties we are committing are fixable and I know our coaching staff is going to be working on getting that area improved as quickly as possible."

4. Talk about your news story this week.

"It's not easy to win football games when your starting quarterback goes down with a injury. I can understand the fans frustration and hunger for success. I get all that. But we are in a rebuilding state and acquiring someone like a Tashaun Pate or a Marcus Lawrence is going to cost this team in draft picks, something I hold very valuable as we attempt to build this franchise for the future. I think it's far too quick to cast judgement on Ayala and even though he had a few turnovers, he still played his heart out for this team and I know he will continue to do so moving forward. We will be sticking with Allen until Brew is ready to go for us again." 

5. Talk about at least two other news stories this week.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't see what our neighbors to the South did to the two-time defending champs. I have to tip my hat to GM Andre and the Brewers for pulling off the unthinkable and shocking the HIFLverse. Another thing that caught my eye was Larry Stevens and Gary Hunter getting into it with each other. That is very un-like Stevens, so I wonder what would have triggered such an altercation. It's the news though, so it was probably just good ol' fashioned harmless trash talking."   

6. Talk to us about your match up this week, how do you build on last weeks success or rebound from defeat (depending on your game's result)

"We welcome the Inferno into Seattle for our home opener. We know the defending champs are going to be coming into Seattle pissed off after losing to Portland last week, so we'll have to match that intensity. To beat Rapid City, you have to play mistake free football, create turnovers, and capitalize on opportunities. We saw last week they are beatable and hopefully we can continue where Portland left off."     

Does the members of the media have any further questions?

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Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 03:01:02 PM
 
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Hard to win without your quarterback in this league... definitely a blow.
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Post by: GM Jon on March 18, 2018, 04:11:11 PM
"Yes it is Coach, which leads me to believe we should probably lean on our run game while Brew is out. I don't want to become too one dimensional, so we'll play it game to game. But against the Inferno, not only can we chew up clock and keep their offense on the sidelines, but it also allows Ayala to ease into the starting gig. I was thinking a 65/35 on first and second down ratio, with it changing if we face a third and long scenario. How would you feel about that?"   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 05:35:11 PM
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I think that is the best way to go about it.. We've been running great the first two weeks, if we can keep averaging 180 per game from The Classic and CJ, we're going to be just fine.
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Post by: GM Jon on March 18, 2018, 07:42:21 PM
"I think so, we'll have to pick up a back-up quarterback in the case Ayala were to get hurt as well. We have just enough cap space to make that work, so that's good. I'd rather not call up Morris from the Rainiers if we can avoid it. Other than that Coach, I think we'll just have to toughen the next few weeks out and hope we can stay afloat, I think this team is more than capable of doing that. I'll let you head down to practice, I just need to talk to a few guys and then we'll be good to go for this week. If you need anything before then, just let me know."

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"Starr, can you get Brewster on the line for me."

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"Hey Brew! Tough injury, but just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and we'll look forward to having you back with us in a few weeks time. Doc said it'd be four games at the very most unless there are any setbacks, so that's not too terrible. We'll miss you out there, but I know the boys will be playing hard for you." 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 08:04:52 PM
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Appreciate the call boss, I'm aiming for that 2-week window honestly, so hopefully I'm back before you know it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 18, 2018, 10:40:44 PM
“I sure hope so. Alright Brew, take care of yourself and we’ll see you back on the field soon!”

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“Starr, can you send in Allen Ayala please.”

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“Hey Allen, just wanted to let you know that the coaching staff and I have faith in you while Brew is on the shelf. I know the fans can be aggressive but that’s just because they are passionate about this team. Just know we have your back and trust your ability to lead this team to wins.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 18, 2018, 11:21:21 PM
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Right on, I'll give you all I got out there.  Thanks GM Jon.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 19, 2018, 09:30:15 PM
"Good luck out there this week!"

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"Starr, can you please get Amber Molina on the line for me."

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"Amber, how you doing? I'm calling to see if Vincent Gomez has any interest in coming to Seattle in a back-up role? We only have $250K left in salary... would that be suffice for the rest of the season?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 19, 2018, 09:35:10 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 20, 2018, 12:33:09 AM
“Pleasure as always Amber.”

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“Starr can you please send the lock in info to the coaches.”

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WEEK 3 vs. Rapid City Inferno
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: William Brewster Inactive, Ayala to QB1, Gomez to QB2
- Strategy Changes: Run/Pass ratio to 65/35 on first and second down in all formations. Coaches decision for everything else.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK THREE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 23, 2018, 11:13:48 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 3


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

"Tough win against a great opponent today. I think anytime you can come out of a game against a quality team like Rapid City with a victory is a testament to this teams hard work translating on the field. Our goal was was to run the ball against their defense and I can't say enough how well Carlson and Kirby played today. 233 rushing yards combined by the two of them is quite simply outstanding. Loved seeing the penalties trim way down, I'm not sure if it was the comfort of being in front of our home crowd, but we looked much more disciplined out there and not giving away free yards with silly penalties. Defensively we were able to get to Pruitt and put pressure on him all game long. Guys like Lai, Lightner, and Rose had big time games for us today. There really isn't a whole lot that can go wrong to be able to beat this Rapid City team."     

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

"I think it's one of those situations that it's good for the fans. It's great for the players. But it sure is going to make our jobs more difficult moving forward with potential salary wars. No doubt this will continue to remain the premier football league in the world and we will continually attract the best talent to play in this league. This wouldn't be the first time other leagues attempted to do what the AAF and XFL are doing." 

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

"It's easy to notice the two teams that played in the Impact Bowl last season are quickly 1-2 on the season. While some might point to those teams limping out of the gate, but I credit the rest of the league just getting better. But a big thing that has really interested me, at least early on, is the return of the run game. No doubt this is steal a league driven by quarterback play and airing the ball out, but we've already seen a large handful of good running back performances. Sure is going to make defensive game planning even that much more important."

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

"We stay right here in Seattle and get to face a fantastic defensive team in the St. Louis Stallions. GM Foxworth has really built up that defense during the expansion and amateur draft. With Brewster still out this week, we need to once again rely on the run game of Carlson and Kirby to lead the way offensively. Defensively, I think we need to create some turnovers." 

Does the members of the media have any further questions?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 24, 2018, 01:33:36 AM
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That's how we do it, baby!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 24, 2018, 02:58:06 PM
"Can't say enough about the job you and the staff did, Coach. That was execution down to its very definition. It'll be nice to be able to stay at home all week and host the Stallions. As you know, they present a lot of challenges defensively. Dale Bright has been a beats in the defensive line, James Porter is proving why he had defensive rookie of the year hype entering the season, and Aaron Miller has been tackling everything. They really have talent in all three levels. I think we stick to the run game though. Carlson and Kirby are in a zone right now and it really took the pressure off Ayala against Rapid City. Looking at their tape, they seem to be better at defending against the pass than the run. Lincoln had 200 yards rushing against them and Kansas City had 197 and I think we have a better rushing attack then both of those teams. Makes sense to attack them there, agree Coach?"       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 09:30:52 AM
 
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I agree, this is a feast or famine type of game, We're #2 in rushing at 209 yards per game, but 21st in passing at only 192 yards per game.  Meanwhile they are 21st vs the run at 162 yards per game, and are #1 vs. the pass at only 175 yards per game.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 25, 2018, 10:27:42 AM
"Maybe we up the run game even a little more than last game. Maybe to 70/30? I don't want to become too one dimensional, so I caution going any higher than that. Are you of the same thinking there, Coach or would you suggest upping the run even higher?"
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Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 10:31:57 AM
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I wouldn't go much higher than that 70 mark, mainly because after about 20-25 carries guys are pretty gassed, so we would get into the depth chart even more on who got the rock, and as much as I love our run game, I don't know if I want to give Robert Brown too many carries, not saying he can't deal, but its a drop off from Carlson and CJ to Brown.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 25, 2018, 02:39:27 PM
"Makes sense. We'll go with 70 and if it ends up being too much, then we'll know 65 is our cutoff for next time. Alright Coach, that's all I had. If you need to discuss anything else just let me know."

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"Starr, can you call in Coach Todd Collier please."

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"Alright Coach, I was looking at the film and Doug Barnhart has been pretty turnover prone with four interceptions and four fumbles... so I think the opportunity to create some turnovers might be there for the taking in this game. Leon Bell looks like a really solid runner though and I feel focusing on limiting his production and letting Barnhart try to beat us with his arm might be the way to go. You feel the same there?"

 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on March 25, 2018, 07:47:05 PM
COACH COLLIER AGREES, 100%
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on March 25, 2018, 08:05:40 PM
"Alright Coach, we'll roll with that!"

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"Starr, please send the lock in information to the Coaches. Let's close this first quarter of the season on a strong note!"

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WEEK 4 vs. St. Louis Stallions
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Richard Gerber to DT1, Billy Cleary to DT2
- Strategy Changes: Run/Pass ratio to 70/30 on first and second down in all formations. Focus on the run defensively. Coaches decision for everything else.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK FOUR LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on April 02, 2018, 11:57:14 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 4


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

"We got completely outclassed in this game. St. Louis beat us at our own game with a two headed rushing attack that we just could not slow down. As for what went wrong? Just about everything if I'm being honest. We got embarrassed in front of our own fans and I hope we can look back at this game later as that loss that got us to look in the mirror and get us back on the right track. It wasn't all terrible though, our run game was working, but we just weren't able to capitalize the yards into points and that was the biggest difference."   

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

"This is a tough question for our division, because you could really say any of our rivals has been surprising for better or worse. I'm going to have to say Portland though. To beat Rapid City and Kansas City is might impressive, especially for a team that took a lot of hate from the media heading into the season."

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?

"I told myself going into these slate of games that if we came out 2-2, I'd be very happy. I think we're exactly where we thought we'd be after the first quarter of the season. Did we think the rest of the division would be identical to us... no. This is a much improved division and it's going to be a battle the rest of the season for position. Our success this season so far is in large part to The Classic. He has been nothing short of impressive."   

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

"Finding consistency has been a big struggle. We can look really explosive at times on offense and really suffocating on defense. But then it can just disappear. One player that has really impressed me has been McKenzie Lightner. Has done a great job in the number one corner spot for us this season."   

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

"We stay at home for another home game, this time against our Northwest rivals in Portland. They have shocked the HIFL world with impressive wins against Rapid City and Kansas City. Not sure if the Brewers are planning to play the hot hand with Welker or go with Crawford, either way... that will be the toughest to prepare for because they are two different types of players."     

Does the members of the media have any further questions?

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on April 09, 2018, 02:50:29 PM
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Obviously it wasn't the result we wanted, and damn we got pounded on the ground, but 2-2 is nothing to be ashamed of, and our players know that.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on April 09, 2018, 03:16:18 PM
"I thought 2-2 was a good benchmark to achieve through the first quarter of the season. We dealt with injuries too. I'm very happy with the first quarter of the season, but I also hope we can take something from that beatdown we received and use it as ammunition for the rest of the season. With Portland up next, it's our chance to show who the team to beat in the PNW is. We'll scale down the run game back to 65, even if Brew is ready to go in time. You good with that?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on April 12, 2018, 11:19:47 AM
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With the way our boys are running the ball, I'm definitely good with it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on April 14, 2018, 02:11:32 PM
"How is the atmosphere in the locker room right now? Was this loss more of a wake up call or are they feeling a bit in the dumps?"   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on April 15, 2018, 10:36:36 AM
 
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Morale is solid, so I'd say more of a wake up call.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on May 02, 2018, 12:10:34 AM
"That's good to hear. I sure as hell hope it woke them up at least. We're a much better team then what we saw against St. Louis. Coach, I know we'll be getting a minor league information sheet, but really I was just curious on how Ryan Bogan, Boyd Black, and Edward Morris have looked thus far. The rest can wait until the reports are released. Maybe we can call Mr. Stone in to shed some light on their productivity thus far."     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on May 04, 2018, 03:15:00 PM
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Yeah, after speaking with Coach Stone, here is what I know about the three you mentioned.

Bogan is playing well but still has conditioning improvements to make, but he really isn't happy being on the minor league roster.  Not that we think he deserves a starting job over our guys, but he is getting restless down there.  His biggest positive in my opinion is that he is able to play any position on the o-line in a competent manor.

Boyd Black has all the makings of a solid starter in this league. He needs to improve his tackling form and add some muscle as he continues to learn the defense, but he has the raw intangibles you want in a developing player.  He's a hard worker which is great to see as well. He compares really similarly to where Philip Johnson is at this stage of his development, so if you like PJ, then you'll like Boyd.

Morris has a great leadership qualities, and he has a good balance of arm talent and accuracy.  I don't know if he has franchise-QB potential, but he might... but he definitely has a spot on any HIFL roster as a back up or even a low-mid level starter right out of the gate.

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on May 09, 2018, 05:06:24 PM
THE BUSES BEGIN TO WARM
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on May 09, 2018, 05:29:46 PM
"Thanks for that Coach. I think we’re ready. Let’s take the first game of this new rivalry.”

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WEEK 5 vs. Portland Brewers
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Billy Cleary to DT1, Richard Gerber to DT2
- Strategy Changes: Run/Pass ratio to 65/35 on first and second down in all formations. Coaches decision for everything else.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK FIVE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on May 25, 2018, 08:11:07 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 5



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

"One hell of a way to kick start this new pacific northwest rivalry. Portland was a team that we knew could rise to any challenge, but we came ready for a battle and played exceptionally well. The coaching staff made incredible second half adjustments and we came out with something to prove outscoring them 28-0 in the half. It was nice to see Brewster back under center and picking up right where he left off and our running game was effective all game long with The Classic and CJ. How about Darren Pierce? That was one hell of a second half. Defensively we were all over the place making plays. When you can win the turnover battle at +3... the end result is likely going to favor your side. Really can't say enough about our performance this week. As for the bad... well, we got a little banged up out there. Looks like Lynn Malone is going to be out a significant amount time and Sanderson and Taylor got banged up too, but hopefully we can have them back on the field this upcoming week."

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

"We travel to Nashville to take on the Music City Kings. Anytime you go from West to East over the coarse of the week, it's a challenging task. We know the Kings are still hungry to find their first victory and we'll have to overcome the time zone change and find the needed energy to leave Nashville with a win." 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on May 28, 2018, 10:27:58 AM
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We really need this win to show we break this cycle of trading wins and losses.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 02, 2018, 02:23:24 PM
"Agreed Coach. We have a good chance to continue our winning ways against a winless Music City team, but I'm sure they will be a motivated bunch with the new hiring of GM Bennett. I think our run game can really give them fits though so I don't see any need in changing things up. You good with what we got or do you see something we should look to changing prior to the game?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 02, 2018, 02:45:58 PM
 
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Music City is 22nd in the league in rushing defense, giving up 168 per game, and we are 3rd in rushing putting up just shy of 200 per game, I think we go with our strength and just keep pounding.  Their defense is also worst in the league in points allowed, so we should hopefully come up big with a nice win.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 06, 2018, 07:55:27 PM
"Let's bring home another W!”

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WEEK 6 @ Music City Kings
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: No changes.
- Strategy Changes: No changes.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK SIX LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 11, 2018, 09:53:18 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 6



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

"This was a closer game then the score may indicate as we really turned it on in that fourth quarter. Music City is a tough team especially in their home stadium and this was a game we dug deep late in the game and was able to escape with a crucial win. Not a whole lot went wrong in this game to be honest. I felt we controlled the clock with our running attack and converted on third down at a decent clip. Of course you always want a higher percentage converted on third downs and if there is one negative to this game, it was at that stat as it crippled a few potential scoring drives. Can't say enough about the performances of Carlson and Kirby... each week it's just been awesome to watch. But how Robert Brown? Two huge touchdowns late in the fourth to help put the game away! Brewster was efficient with the football, minus the one mistake as he was finding Pierce, Chriscoe, and Herzog on a consistent basis to complement the run game. Defensively, we were close to being shutdown outside a couple early touchdowns in the second quarter. Holding them to a 1 for 12 on third down is impressive, to go along with a 0 for 2 on fourth. Each week it just seems someone new steps up on defense and this week it was Lightner who was all over the field making plays and causing turnovers. This was an important victory and we look forward to building upon it."   

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

"I thought it was pretty interesting that whoever this legend of Long Beach is, is ready to give up on Jonathan Wright. I'm just not quite sure he has been built around good enough to be put into a position to succeed. Pretty unfair to give up on a kid who has as much potential as he does. It'll be interesting to see how GM Death deals with those behind the curtain voices. And of course I cannot go without mentioning the happenings in Tulsa. GM Franchise has to get his house in order, because that whole situation was almost a complete mess."   

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

"HIFL has needed some new GM blood for quite some time and it's good to see some motivated individuals ready to take the reigns of some teams that badly need guidance. As for advice... it's up to them to find their own path and to learn from others past mistakes and to make their own footprint on their franchise and the league." 

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?

"Honestly, I'm not entirely sure on which direction we plan to go in. We'll probably look into a little of each, but ultimately it's about finding the right pieces for this team to become better then we already are."   

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

"For the team, a little bit of rest to heal the lingering injuries and to get mentally prepared for the next slate of games. For me, it's a chance to scout talent for the amateur draft in the offseason. While it's important to keep the focus on this season, it's also important to keep a finger on the future. So I'm looking forward to our team getting some R&R and for the coaches and I to attend the college showcase and get a sneak peak on players we'd like to see in a Lumberjack helmet next season."       
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Post by: Talon on June 12, 2018, 11:56:29 AM
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Well spoken as always..  I know we've got the rookie events to attend this week, but you've got to have one eye on DC, you ready for this one?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 13, 2018, 12:44:29 AM
"I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't have my eye on it, Coach. I know it will be a fierce battle, but I'd love nothing more then to shove a victory right in Mr. Kiss' face. Moving on though, I've already emailed you and the coaches our agenda for the upcoming showcase. Hopefully we do our homework well here that will end up paying dividends come draft night." 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 13, 2018, 11:56:19 AM
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No doubt.  Getting this extra chance to learn and scout is huge, I know the staff is loving it already.  Knowledge is power.  ...I just wonder how many of these silly GM's will share their info with other GM's thinking they're being all crafty..

COACH GRAHAM SHAKES HIS HEAD, LAUGHING TO HIMSELF AS HE THINKS OF HOW COUNTER PRODUCTIVE THAT IS
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 13, 2018, 09:56:46 PM
"I never did understand that methodology... well, except in some fictional simulation league called the FBL. But that's besides the point. D.C. presents a tough matchup and it's a team that I built... so I know its good. I don't think Rizzo is going to beat us with his arm by himself, but Tank has improved from last season and presents a good 1-2 combo with Christopher Johnson. We know how good the line is anchored by Anthony Smith, who rarely let's anyone get around him. They have solid depth at receiver, but with the way our boys have been covering, I think we can contain them. I think for our defensive philosophy, we should probably focus on the run game and see if we can slow that down and put the game on Rizzo's shoulders. He has the talent to handle it, but maybe we can get them in tough throwing downs and get the ball back to our boys on the offensive side. Defensively, they pose a lot of dangers. Larry Stevens is a machine in the middle of that defense, so this is going to be a challenging test for Classic and Jr. to run against. And they are deep at cornerback, but they do have some holes in the safety positions that Pierce and Chriscoe might be able to take advantage of. I don't know if we should go away from what's been our bread and better all season... the run game... especially when they don't have a super dangerous defensive front. I say we maybe dial the run back just a hair and keep their defense on their toes a bit more instead of expecting the run. Do you have any thoughts on this at all Coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 14, 2018, 12:08:33 PM
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I definitely think we rely on what has been so successful for us so far this year, but dialing it back a little bit to see if we can get into that secondary is fine with me.  I'm never afraid of challenging a defense..
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 14, 2018, 09:49:21 PM
"That's a good thing Coach. To beat a team with as much talent across the board as D.C., you can't be scared to challenge them. On both sides of the ball! I'll let you get with the team and begin prepping them for the big primetime game. I'm gonna take this bye week to check in with a few players, so if you have anything pressing, just let me know Coach."

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"Starr, can you call in William Brewster for me."

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"Hey Brew, it's the bye week and I haven't had a chance to chat yet since you returned from your injury. You look good back there... how you feeling back on the field?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2018, 09:39:50 AM
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Well I came into the season really determined to improve on my completion percentage, and I think working with Coach Graham and Coach Perryman has really helped make that come into focus.  I know I've only got 4 games under my belt this year, but Coach Perryman told me I was completing 67.8% of my passes, which is way over my Season 5 career high of 62%.   So I'm feeling pretty good and comfortable.  Some QB's wouldn't like the style we play, but I'm not trying to show off my arm and throw for 4000 yards a year, I just want to win games however it happens.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 24, 2018, 12:06:41 PM
“Sounds like the work you’ve put in is showing on the field. I absolutely love the style we play because it keeps the defense guessing. Not only do they have to account for our strong run game, but also you back there passing. It’s a huge part of our success so far. Well Brew, you enjoy the bye week and we’ll see you back next week ready to give D.C. an asswhooping.”

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“Starr, can you call in Sam Rose please.”

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“Hey Sam, just wanted to call you in here and check up on you and the defense during this bye week. Y’all have been playing lights out for us and it has not gone unnoticed. Especially in the secondary where you guys are flying all over the place making plays. As our defensive captain, how do you feel the defense is geling together?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 24, 2018, 12:12:57 PM
 
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The defense is coming together pretty solid dude.  We been feeding off of each other nicely, and it's showing with that first place spot, now we all just want to lock it down!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 25, 2018, 08:01:44 PM
"Love that attitude. Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see us lock down D.C. this week."

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"Starr, can you call up Coach Graham for me please."

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"Alright Coach, just wanted to touch base with you really quick before locking in. D.C. made a few moves and luckily for us, also got penalized by the league for something their new GM scoffed up. Plus for us! I always like it when we're about to play a team that makes a ton of moves to destroy cohesion and chemistry, plus I'm sure the morale in that locker room isn't the best right now. I think it's something we can definitely take advantage of. Do you see anything we need to tweak outside of what we discussed already given their moves, or are you content with the game plan set forth?"     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2018, 10:11:37 PM
 
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I am good with our plan.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 26, 2018, 08:05:51 PM
"Perfect, let's give the Cobras all we got! I know our fans are going to be loud and boisterous. I'm pumped for this one Coach! Let's do this!" 

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WEEK 8 vs. D.C. Cobras
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Richard Gerber to DT1, Billy Cleary to DT2
- Strategy Changes: Run/Pass ratio to 60/40 on first and second down in all formations. Defensive focus on the run. Coaches decision for everything else.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK EIGHT LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on June 30, 2018, 12:01:23 AM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 8



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

"What can I say? Wasn't that fun? The saying is that it always REIGNS in the Quist! This was vintage, smashmouth style football in the mud. There was issues all game from the special teams on our team and theirs, so it didn't surprise me that in the end, it came down to a special teams play to decide the game. This was an emotional game for me personally and I know the guys wanted to go out there and deliver me the victory and it means a whole of a lot to me to scribble the "W" on this game in the schedule. Strange isn't even the word to use to describe the odd feeling of coaching against the guys that have meant a lot to my professional career and  guys that I've grown close with through my tenure in D.C., now that we've done battle, I hope it's them and us in the Impact Bowl. How much fun would that be?

Getting back to the game... we played our asses off. We made big plays when we needed them the most and in the end, it was enough to walk out with the victory. Our run game was working like it has all season, but credit to D.C. for being the first team to really contain The Classic this season. But Kirby stepped up to the plate and delivered big run after big run. How about that Brewster to Pierce connection that resulted in the winning touchdown? Amazing! And the defense... the Sheed sack safety, Lightner all over the place, and Sanderson for forcing the fumble on the big hit. You want to see a team that wins together... look no further then this group right here. Can't say enough about the guys that strap up a Lumberjacks helmet. This has the makings to be a really special season due to their hard work and pure guts and heart.

As for the bad... we've gotten word that Rose is going to miss some time. He took a nasty shot to the head away from the play and looks like he might have broken his jaw. Obviously his loss is crushing to this defense, but I know Sam is going to lead even when he can't be on the field."


2. Talk about this weeks league news, what stood out most to you? (cover at least two topics)

"I have touch up on this Sasser news that has been spreading like wildfire on Twitter and ESPN. This is a crock of shit, pardon my french. The kid plays his heart out for that city and for that team and has won countless of games for me in my four plus seasons while I was the General Manager of the Cobras. He deserves better than what he got post game from the media and fans. I don't care how good of a kicker you are... in those conditions... it's a crap shoot at best. So now he's accused as "gift wrapping" the game... Sasser is no cheater folks and I guarantee he wanted that win as bad anybody else, because he's as fierce of a competitor that I've seen in this sport.

It's tough not to comment on what has happened in Atlanta with former owner Maximum Crowe resigning. All season long it's seemed like him and GM Lucas were heading down a path that would ultimately lead to what occurred. I'm not sure why Mr. Crowe decided not to fire GM Lucas a long time ago or why he hired him in the first place. But I'm sure it's something he now regrets and it's a sad situation for the city of Atlanta. I'd like to see the new ownership stick it out in that football hungry city and maybe give GM Lucas a shot at running the team his way or if not, going another direction in that GM role."     


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

"Our coaching staff and scouting staff put a lot of time and effort in trying to get the most information that we could from the showcase. I think it's an amazing addition that was created by Commissioner Wilkinson and I hope it sticks around for the foreseeable future. We're looking forward to building on the work we did here at the combine." 

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

"For some of the GM's that made the errors, it wasn't that big of a surprise... but a few others I was definitely shocked by. This just goes to show you how tough this job is and how careful we need to be whenever we move pieces, no just in the offseason, but in the middle of the season as well. Mistakes are meant to be learned from, so I hope that's the case here."     

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

"That's a good question... I'm not entirely sure. I think we'll probably stay as is, but it's something the coaches and I will discuss as we plan for the week ahead."

6. Talk about your game this upcoming week.

"We get to stay home and host the Long Beach Mermen. They are coming off a tough loss against the Kings, but we can't get complacent here. We have a good opportunity to head into the halfway point at 6-2 and atop of the division. The key will be to slow down their run game enough with Belanger, to force them to go into the air where our defense has been forcing turnovers. They have a tough defense, but I know Classic and Kirby are up for the challenge and Brew will be waiting to expose their secondary if they cheat the run. Should be a fun game... and Go Jacks!"   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on June 30, 2018, 04:33:43 PM
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WOO!  Another win and a nice little slice of FIRST PLACE!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 03, 2018, 02:08:37 AM
"It feels good doesn't it Coach!? We have Long Beach coming into town next and I can't help but think this is a great opportunity to head into the halfway point with not only six wins, but that sweet slice of first place, like you said. Long Beach has a stout defense though, so this is by no means a cake walk, but if we continue playing like we have been... I see no reason why we shouldn't win this game at home. It'll come down to shutting down their run game and making Wright throw the ball to our opportunistic secondary, even though the loss of Rose hurts. I'll talk to Coach Collier on what we can do to fill his position, but we also need to figure out why we are struggling with our run defense, despite focusing on stopping it. In fact, let's also bring in all the coaches for this meeting. Let's see if we can't iron this gameplan out.

*WAITS FOR THE REST OF THE COACHING STAFF TO ARRIVE*

"Thanks for coming up to the office gentlemen. First off... great win out there this past week. We really brought it against D.C. despite not playing our best due to the conditions. I was just speaking to Coach Graham about our inability in stopping the opposing run game despite our gameplan focusing on stopping it. Is it a personal issue? Do we need to mix things up? If anyone has any ideas, the floor is yours."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 05, 2018, 11:19:24 AM
 
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We've received very little production from our defensive tackles, and while that usually means the linebackers are doing more while the DT's eat space, we aren't seeing high tackling numbers from our linebackers either, so I'd say it was an overall front-seven personnel issue.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 05, 2018, 06:49:26 PM
"Understood, and while I'd love to be able to go out and fix that issue. You know the situation our previous GM, may he rest in peace, put us in with some of the contracts dished out. I'm potentially turning the wheels on some trade talks, but I'm not going to overpay because we're not really in a position to do that at this time.

Let's turn our attention to the loss of Rose over the next few weeks. I have three/four players in mind that could fill the role for the time being. The obvious choice is Devon Kruse, who has been backing up Rose. Our other two options would be Eric Scott or James Milton/Billy Faison. Who do you feel works best while Rose is nursing the broken jaw injury to slot into the starting free safety spot?"   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 06, 2018, 01:53:36 AM

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Our strong safeties lack the reps to do much reliably at Free, so I think we have to roll with Kruse.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 06, 2018, 11:23:13 PM
"Alright Coach, that sounds good. Kruse it is. Last thing is for our game against Long Beach. Do we stick with our 60/40 run to pass ratio or do we go back to our bread and butter at 65/35. I know Long Beach has a good defense, but wanted to get your thoughts on it before making any changes."
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 07, 2018, 01:43:13 AM
 
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I think we go back to pounding that rock inside and making them prove they can stop it.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 07, 2018, 01:04:27 PM
"Perfect, we share the same thoughts. Alright, that's all I have for this week, just going to take care of a few things and then lock us in for Long Beach. Thanks coaches."

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"Starr, can you get a letter sent out to Sam Rose that we wish him well in his jaw surgery and for a speedy recovery and that he will be missed on the field over the next few weeks. And can you please send in McKenzie Lightner for me."

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"Hey McKenzie, just wanted to talk with you and let you know how impressed I've been with your play this season. You've really stepped up and taken a leap with your production as you and the rest of the secondary have really made it tough on opposing quarterbacks this year and is a huge reason for the success we've had to this point. I really just wanted to applaud your hard work over the offseason and taking it to another level this season. It has not gone unnoticed."
   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 07, 2018, 01:51:22 PM
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My coaches in Chapel Hill always told me to get better every year, and that's the plan man. This is just year 2, I want to be in this league ballin' out til I'm 30 or 32, you know? so I gotta keep them skills checked off and ready to rumble with anybody out there.  That's the focus, big plays, big money, big rings!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 07, 2018, 03:36:32 PM
"I can dig that McKenzie! I can definitely dig that! Appreciate the time and let's kick some ass this week!"

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Alright Starr, can you get the lock in info to the coaches please. Thanks!"

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WEEK 9 vs. Long Beach Mermen
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Billy Cleary to DT1, Richard Gerber to DT2
- Strategy Changes: Run/Pass ratio to 65/35 on first and second down in all formations. Coaches decision for everything else.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK NINE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 17, 2018, 12:16:54 AM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 9


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

"This was a grind 'em out game and our players rose to the occasion in the big moments. Long Beach game in here determined and gave us one heck of a battle, but there isn't a team I trust more in the fourth quarter then this team right here. The big pass and catch from Brew to Pierce for the game winner and the defense just continually making big play after big play. Lightner with another HUGE game and honestly... I felt he was snubbed for the Defensive Player of the Week award. While we won the game though, we need to play more sound if we're going to be able to keep this winning streak going. We had some dumb penalties that cost us during the game, including a touchdown I think. But overall, can't nitpick too much when you're on a four game winning streak."

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

"We've had a great first half of the season. Sitting at 6-2, atop of the standings... it's a testament to the hard work this team put in during the offseason. We felt like nobody was taking this team serious and we came into this season with a chip on our shoulder and something to prove. It's been fun as hell watching it. McKenzie Lightner is the player that has stood out to me in a good way. Now in his sophomore season, he built on his rookie season and has took his game to the next level. A huge reason we've been this successful. I wouldn't say this next player has stood out in a bad way... but I think we'd like to see him show why we brought him here in the offseason. That guy is Hugh Ulrich. We know the type of talent he possesses and it can be a difficult transition moving cities and teams and coaching staffs. But if we're going to be a serious playoff contender, we're going to need Hugh at his best and I know he can get there."     

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 think Mr. Reigns is grinning ear to ear right now. We've either met all the current expectations or am currently meeting them. We've exceeded last season't record, we're currently averaging just over 26 points per game, we beat Portland at home, and we beat Rapid City and Lincoln to boot. I would like to do more with getting the re-branding of the Lumberjack name out there, but winning football games has a tendency to do that for us. I'm not worried about job security... I'm worried about making this team a top contender for the foreseeable future."

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

"Right now for me, it's Merv Patton. This guy gets labeled as a game manager by the media, but all this guy does is put up eye popping numbers. He's led Orlando to 6-2 at the break and it's about time he gets some MVP recognition. As for an under performer, I'd say it's GM Dazz. He leaves Cleveland to join a better team that I created and broke up the coaching staff, acquired league sanctioned fines, and hasn't truly capitalized playing in a weak division. The only thing is though, I guess I'm not surprised by the under performance though." 

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

"Has to be St. Louis. A Coach Tarr led team with the defense that they've built over there is creating all kinds of havoc for the rest of the teams in this league, let alone our division. We're looking forward to facing that type of challenge twice a season though." 

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?

"I think it's easy for some to think we should be buyers in our position. First place and attempting to maintain that position despite the big guns in our division breathing down our necks. While I won't say we won't listen to offers, I will say that I'm really happy with what we've got." 

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's the right progression for the league. If teams want to go "all in" then there is a price that has to be paid for taking that type of risk and advantage over teams that remain within the salary cap."   

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

"We travel to Oklahoma to face the Tulsa Celtics. I know they've been stumbling a bit this season, but you always have to be prepared on the road and facing a running back like Christopher Allen. On paper, it's probably a game we should win, but there is no easy games in the HIFL. Just like Long Beach played us tough, I know Tulsa will be eager to try and knock us from the top. We're looking forward to this one... and Go Jacks!" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2018, 12:29:55 AM
 
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GEEE EMMMM JAAAAAAAN!!!!!!

WHAT A WONDA'FUL JOB YOU'VE DONE FOR US SINCE COMING HOME TO SEATTLE!!!  EVEN WITH THE LITTLE PUNY BREWA'S TRYING TO STEP ON OUR FAN BASE, YOU HAVE DONE DA JOB SO WELL!!!!

6-2 IS A PLACE NOBODY EXPECTED AFTA' WHAT WE HAD TO DEAL WITH FROM DA GEEE EMMMM DEAD-GUY! 


NOW!  WE HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED THREE  OF OUR FIVE GOALS, AND WE ARE ON PACE TO COMPLETE A FOURTH!  BUT I FEEL WE HAVE NOT DONE ENOUGH TO PUSH THE RE-BRANDIN' OF DA' FRANCHISE!!!

I WANT SOME PROMOTIONAL NIGHTS!  LUMBA'JACK THEMED IN WAYS YOU CAN DO TO GET DA FANS TO LOVE THE NEW NAME!

THESE PEOPLE VOTED THE RHINOS AHEAD OF THE LUMBA'JACKS IN THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED HELMET TOURNAMENT, THAT MEANS WE ARE NOT DOIN' THA' JOB ENOUGH TO MAKE IT THE NEW FACE OF THE PACIFIC NORF WEST!


BUT ENOUGH OF THAT BULLSHIT!  YOU ARE DOING AMAZING!  NOW LETS GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 17, 2018, 10:42:23 AM
“LETS GO!!!!!!!”

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“Starr, can you call in Coach Graham please”

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“Hey Coach, another important victory! Who would’ve thought we’d be sitting where we are at the halfway point. Just want to thank you and the rest of the coaching staff for a fantastic job thus far. We’ve got teams breathing down our neck though, so we have to continue this impressive run. Tulsa is a tough team, but if we can hold Allen in check, it gives us a great shot at leaving there with the W. Don’t think we change anything up offensively unless you see fit.”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2018, 10:45:16 AM
 
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I don't see the need to change anything, deep down they probably already know we're going to win.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 18, 2018, 02:08:29 PM
"Let's get right to it then!"

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WEEK 10 @ Tulsa Celtics
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.
- Strategy Changes: None, coaches decision for any changes.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK TEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 20, 2018, 08:31:04 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 10


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

"Inches away from sending this game to a potential overtime. We played hard and for the most part I feel we vastly outplayed Tulsa, but it was them making the big plays when they needed them. We also could not consistently stop their run game. I have to applaud Tulsa for the game they played, I know it's been a down season so far, but they kicked our butts out there today. A much better team than there record might indicate. As for us, man this team didn't give up. Many times throughout this game where we could have just given up, but we didn't, we dug deep and gave it all we had until the end of the game. Can never be mad when we leave it all on the field, that's for sure."

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? 

"I'm sure there are some GM's who felt there team had a lot of snubs and I get it. When you have a talented pool of players to make up an all-star team, it's impossible not to snub players when I have roster restrictions. That said, I do want to take this time to announce the two players that will be replacing The Classic and Sam Rose in he All-Star game. Oakland's Clifford Barbour and Roy Roberts! Congratulations to them on this well deserving invitation. As for GM Kirk and the Eastern Conference... he definitely made a few eyebrow raising decisions, but all in all, he's created a team that has amazing talent up and down the line-up. It's going to be a fun weekend and should be a very entertaining and competitive game in which I have no doubts the Western side will come out on top!"

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

"I want to quickly address the Chriscoe situation. The end of that game brought out a lot of emotions in a game we lost on a close play at the end to potentially extend the game. I admire the heart and passion that Chriscoe has for this game and for his teammates and sometimes things like that happen in the heat of the moment. Outside of that, it seems all eyes are on Alabama and GM Pancho's future. It's been a disappointing season for the Hawks, but no doubt about it, GM Pancho is the right guy to be the GM there. One bad season shouldn't take away from all the talent he has assembled and wins he has had."   

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

"We travel to Michigan to face the Monsters. Another team that hasn't found the success they did last year, but are no doubt a talented football squad. Hill to Soriano is just about as good a QB-to-WR combo there is in the HIFL. But I know our defense is chomping at the bit to erase this last loss from our memory bank. We'll need to really run the ball well and  let Brew continue picking apart opposing secondaries. Let's go Jacks!" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 11:45:34 AM
"What do you make of the stories about your head coach being upset about not getting the nod for the All-Star team while his twin brother Ken did?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 21, 2018, 12:00:12 PM
"While it wasn't an easy decision, because Coach Graham deserves to be the Head Coach of the All-Star game, I decided to reward the team with the best record in the HIFL at the halfway point and that was Coach Saint and the Las Vegas Scorpions. I haven't personally talked to Coach yet about it, so that's about all I can comment on this situation."   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 05:18:58 PM
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Hey boss, checking in.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 21, 2018, 06:36:02 PM
"Hey Coach Herb, I take it Coach Graham is a bit pissed at me. I'll let him have some time to let things simmer. Well, that sure was a tough loss to swallow. But I can't fault the way we played til the very end of the game. We have another stern road test this week in the likes of Michigan. This is a team we can definitely beat, but we'll have to play much better than we did this past week against Tulsa. Before I get too much into game planing, how's the mood in the locker room following the tough loss and post All-Star game selections?"     
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 07:23:26 PM
 
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The boys are fine, we can't win them all, but this one did sting for a bit.  Dorian felt like he was interfered with before he made the catch on the final play, and wanted a flag to give us another shot at the end zone, and the team really rallied behind him.  Obviously, the negativity from some other GM's about our guys not deserving their all-star nominations has a mixed result, but overall we're looking at the next game, even if Coach Graham is pretty unhappy.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 21, 2018, 08:30:10 PM
"The flag should have for sure been thrown, but it's a game and sometimes things like that don't go our way. With our inability to really slow down the run, I'm not sure what we can really change that we haven't already tried. Michigan strikes me more of a passing team than running team, but looking at their past games, the score of the game really dictates how they run their offense. They seem to be more pass heavy early, but if they build a lead, they start running the ball more and more. Even more of an emphasis that we need to strike early against them. Offensively, we stick with the same bread and butter. Anything else to discuss Coach... otherwise would you mind sending Dorian Chriscoe in to see me on your way out?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 21, 2018, 08:33:42 PM
 
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  Yo boss, you rang?
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 22, 2018, 01:10:06 PM
"Hey Dorian, just wanted to let you know we appreciated you sticking up for the team like that after no flag was thrown. Like I told the coaches, sometimes we get the calls, sometimes we don't. We have your back though, and I bet ya'll are eager to get after it against Michigan to get that taste out of our mouths, eh?"
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 22, 2018, 01:29:01 PM
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Yeah man, that loss taste like straight ass, ain't no way we want to eat that ass again.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 22, 2018, 08:08:44 PM
"I hear ya, couldn't agree more. Alright Dorian, let's get back to winning ways this week!"

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"Starr, can you send the lock-in sheet down to the coaches for me please. Thanks."

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WEEK 11 @ Michigan Monsters
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.
- Strategy Changes: None, coaches decision for any changes.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK ELEVEN LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 29, 2018, 12:52:33 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 11

"Before I get to ya'll's questions this week. I'd like to have the floor for just a brief moment. It's come to my attention that a few people were either unhappy with my answers during my last press conference or with my all-star selection process. As for GM Dazz, you can compare what you've done there in D.C. to what I did in D.C. all you want. I think you know who'd win that comparison. Facts are facts. You've crippled your team there by decisions you've made. If you don't feel you were an under performer... then I really feel bad for the fans of the Cobras. Keep up the good work pal! To those over critical about how many Lumberjacks made it in compared to your team. I rewarded the teams that were sitting at the top of the league at the halfway point. That included Las Vegas, San Antonio, St. Louis and my Seattle team. I stand by each and every selection. There will always be talent left out of a selection process, there's just no way around that. If you want a shot at picking the team and adding more of your players... then I'll quote a GM that recently said... get 60 wins and then come speak to me. Okay, I'll take a few questions now."   

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

"Tough competitive game. Let me first say it was great to see Mike Powers back and it looked like his team responded to his return in a big way. What can I say in this game, I thought we played terrific. We out gained them through the air and on the ground. Controlled time of possession. It just seemed like when we got close to scoring, it was either a sack or a penalty that took the momentum out of the drive. And in the end, Michigan was able to capitalize on their drives a bit more than us. We'll look to regroup and end this losing streak back at home next week."

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?

"I thought it was a class act with Coach Bryce handing the teamball to GM Powers. That was a nice moment. In other news, I just want to congratulate Curt Robles on his historic game. That was a mighty impressive feat against the two time champs and just goes to show that while the results haven't always been great, the Bama players play for GM Pancho." 

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

"We head back home to host the red hot Miami Killer Whales. I know Ralph McClure was very vocal after there victory against Long Beach. Well I can tell you right now, we respect that team. Tough defense, strong running attack. This is going to be a challenge that we welcome and hope we can put an end to Miami's seven game winning streak. We're gonna need to be at our best in all three phases in this game, because Miami is a team that can run away from you if you're not. We'll need to find a way to slow down their rushing attack, which is best in the league and make Duke beat us with his arm against our talented secondary. And we'll need to try and find some success against that shutdown defense. They are really good against the run and the pass, so the hope is that we can be successful in one area which will open up the other area. No doubt this is going to be a tough test. But I know this team is ready to get back on the winning side of things. Bring on the Whales! Go Jacks!"       
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2018, 02:41:13 PM
 
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Whew... had enough of the critics huh? ...I don't blame you, I've been there myself when I was QB'ing over in Missouri.   ..We're in for some interesting match ups vs. Miami, their defense is tough especially against the run, and they can run it on anyone offensively.  Going to be a hard one, especially on our little losing streak.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 29, 2018, 02:52:32 PM
"I still see Coach Graham isn't ready to talk things over yet and I guess I don't really blame him. But yes, Miami is definitely going to be a tall task for us. If we can win those battles in the trenches, we should have a shot. Prior to the game this week, I will be deploring some PR activities for the fans as well as some team building things as well. Since we have a bye week due to All-Star festivities, I will be sending you and the rest of the coaching staff on a little appreciation night. You all have worked hard this season getting this team into a position of thinking playoffs and that is just remarkable. So you all deserve some pampering during the break. How does that sound?" 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2018, 03:03:13 PM
 
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I think coach was ready, but when you doubled down on every decision you made for the all-star team it kinda re-ignited that flame, I think?  As far as your plans, that sounds great.  I look forward to it.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 29, 2018, 08:39:07 PM
"Understood, definitely didn't use the right vocab as I just meant players. Hope that's not what's bogging the team down. Alright Coach, I'll let you and the rest of the coaches prep the team for the week. I'll have the lock-in sheet sent down shortly."

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"Alright Starr, just looking for some general pricing for the thoughts I have. As for pre-game festivities before the Miami game...

I want to schedule the STIHL TimberSports to do a competition before the game in the arena. Every fan with a ticket can watch the event for free. We'll say three hours before the scheduled game, to allow for clean-up and field transformation.

I want to implement a team mascot, not sure any HIFL team has an official one yet. It's nothing outrageously crazy, but it'll do the trick I think. We'll name him Timber Jack and he will be a friendly cartoony Lumberjack mascot who carries around a giant inflatable axe. He'll be heavily involved in all our game festivities as well as setting up a kids club called JuniorJacks, where we'll have a fun area outside the arena before the game that the young Seattle Lumberjack fans can have a fun experience at.

And lastly, I want to let the Coaches have a night out in Seattle on one night of their choosing during the bye week. We're talking stretch limo, VIP passes to the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, and the Museum of Pop Culture, catching the fish at Pike's Market, and finishing it all off with dinner on top of the Space Needle.

Could you calculate up how much that will take out of our PR funds please?"

   
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on July 29, 2018, 11:01:16 PM
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  It looks like we're looking at around 750K-1MM depending on if we want to promote the festivities and all ahead of time.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on July 31, 2018, 08:42:25 PM
"We'll promote it nicely and go with the $1MM as I'll send it to the League Office now. Thanks for that Starr. Finally, here is the lock-in information, if you could please send this down to the coaches for me. Thank you again."

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WEEK 12 vs. Miami Killer Whales
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: None.
- Strategy Changes: None, coaches decision for any changes.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK TWELVE LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 04, 2018, 03:30:40 PM
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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
PRESS CONFERENCE


WEEK 12/13


1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

"We were locked into another war this week and once again came out on the losing end of things. Really feel like we rose to the challenge of facing a defense like Miami and gave them all they could handle and more. It really came down to a few turnovers that gave Miami short field and credit to them for capitalizing on them. No doubt this gives me assurance that we can compete and beat anybody in the his league. That Miami team is going to be one tough out in the playoffs, I can assure that much."   

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

"It was a fun experience for the fans to watch and for the players in HIFL to showcase their skills. I hope it's an event that continues from here on out."

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

"Obviously a little bummed about the East besting us, but this event is for the fans. It's a chance for them to cheer on their favorite players and watch them compete against the games very best. If it was enjoyable for those in attendance and for those watching around the world, then this game served its purpose. It was a challenging, yet privilege to be apart of picking the team."

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

"If the coaches and I think there are some players that can help us make a push into the playoffs, then it's something we'll look into."

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

"We head to Rapid City to take on the two-time defending champs. It's one thing to get the best of them once in a season, but we're gonna have to try and do it twice. No easy task. We all know they have a roster filled with top tier talent. But I know we're hungry to make this push into the playoffs. I know we were the team everyone had penciled in as having zero shot this season and look where we are. This Seattle team is full of players that don't give up, no matter the situation. So whether it's Rapid City... Kansas City... Lincoln... St. Louis... or Portland... we're excited to finish this season off strong and make the playoffs for the first time in this franchise's history."         

Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 04, 2018, 05:23:25 PM
"What did you make of the rumors of your Head Coach being offered a job in the IFAF as head coach of Team USA?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 05, 2018, 12:31:19 PM
"Team USA wouldn't be doing a proper job if they didn't reach out to Coach Graham. The turnaround of this team has a lot of do with Coach Graham and the job that he's done for us here. Now in saying that, we'd love nothing more than to keep Coach Graham here in Seattle as the head football coach of the Lumberjacks." 
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 05, 2018, 04:38:31 PM
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Well, you put together a strong all-star team.. made for a really fun game.  Now we HAVE to get back on track for the division games.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 06, 2018, 11:05:30 PM
“This is a very important week, that’s for sure Coach Herb. As much as I love seeing you coach, was really hoping Coach Graham was walking through the door. But I’ll continue giving him his space for the time being. How was the coaches night out? Did everyone enjoy themselves?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 06, 2018, 11:18:29 PM
 
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It went great, we all had a great time, thank you..  I'm pretty sure Coach Graham is going to stay out of contact unless you reach out and make things right though.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 07, 2018, 11:35:37 PM
"I'm glad you guys had a good time. It sure was well deserved. Well Coach, I better go ahead and do that then. Thanks for filling in valiantly. Thanks."

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"Starr, can you attempt to see if Coach Graham would be willing to come up to my office to talk."

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(If Coach Comes)

"Coach, thanks for coming up. Look... I handled things terribly with the All-Star game. For that, I am deeply sorry. My wish now is that we can forget that moment in history and move forward... together... as we chase the division and the playoffs. What do you say Coach?"
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 08, 2018, 08:35:14 AM
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Look, I fully expected you to go with "your" head coach and picking Saint didn't surprise me, but having to deal with my brother nagging me and rubbing it in my face that he made it to the game and I didn't, that was just hell.. He's a prick, and I just let it get to me, I was mad at you, then  I let it go until you doubled down on all your decisions to the press, so I just decided to give myself some space. 

We're good, lets get back to work.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 08, 2018, 12:03:33 PM
“First off Coach... you are MY head coach. There ain’t nobody else. I just want you to know that. And we’ll get the last laugh with your brother when we send them home in the playoffs!

Furthermore, I’ve heard the rumblings about Team USA intrested in you and to put it frankly, it has me nervous because I want you here at the helm in Seattle.

So with that said, I’d like to offer you an extension of 4 years for $12MM starting next season to continue to lead this franchise as MY... no... OUR head coach. How about we go win some Impact Bowls together!?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 08, 2018, 10:50:56 PM
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You've got a deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 09, 2018, 01:04:49 AM
“That’s what I’m talking about! Now let’s get to the Inferno. When we beat them back in Week 3, we did so on the backs of our run game. Obviously we don’t want to change anything there, we’ll stick with the 65/35 run to pass split we’ve been at the past few games and the exact split we used against them the first time. I think the difference maker in this game could be Brewster though, who was hurt in week 3. So in saying all that, I don’t think we need to make any changes. I was wondering about Jonathan Finch though. He made some big plays for us against Miami. Do you think maybe we should give him a look at WR3 over Rosser?”
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: Talon on August 09, 2018, 11:17:55 AM
 
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Rosser has a bad drop record with 16 this year. I think Finch deserves a shot, he did show some spunk out there last week.
 
Title: Re: TEAM: SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS
Post by: GM Jon on August 11, 2018, 12:51:40 AM
“Alright Coach, lets do it!”

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WEEK 14 @ Rapid City Inferno
- Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Very Fast
- Depth Chart Changes: Jonathan Finch to WR3, Ryan Rosser to WR4
- Strategy Changes: None, coaches decision for any changes.

"GET CHOPPED!"

WEEK FOURTEEN LOCK IN