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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:07:32 PM »
I'll get the paperwork arranged Coach, thanks,

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Selina, notes for lock in with the coaching staff.

Coleman to CB3. Usual gameplan.

LOCK IN.

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:06:43 PM »
Miami Killer Whales sign Josh McNeil to a two year, $5MM contract starting season 11.

Miami Killer Whales send Kyle Foster to Boca Raton Beach Party.

Miami Killer Whales promote Daniel Coleman from Boca Raton Beach Party.

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:00:53 PM »
Miami Killer Whales spend $500k on scouting.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:58:29 AM »
2 year extension starting next year at $5MM.

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Forum Games / Re: Premier League Fantasy Draft
« on: August 09, 2018, 06:11:59 AM »
Right, classic league is set up: Code is 3436228-784331, website - https://fantasy.premierleague.com/. First game of the season is kicking off tomorrow evening.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:34:26 AM »
Understandable Coach, we'll talk then.

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

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Coach, we have been looking to handle our staff re-negotiations early, are you open to these talks now or would you prefer to wait until the off season?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 06, 2018, 03:03:42 PM »
I'll keep that in mind, thanks Coach. Can you ask Coach Patricia to come see me please.

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Coach, we want to keep our coaching staff here in Miami to continue the progression we have made together. We have negotiated a new contract for Coach Rhodes, and we'd love to do the same with yourself. We'd be looking to offer an over 50% pay increase for a three year contract at $5MM.

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:56:00 PM »
Miami Killer Whales spend $500k on scouting.

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:55:43 PM »
Miami Killer Whales sign Max Rhodes to a new 4 year, $12MM contract with immediate effect.

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Forum Games / Re: Premier League Fantasy Draft
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:37:22 PM »
Yeah, can do. I think the draft system works great, but with all the timezones it could be difficult to organise.

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Forum Games / Re: Premier League Fantasy Draft
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:14:20 AM »
Heh, I'll get the league set up in a couple of minutes. We need to find a time will work for the draft? Season kicks off on Friday, and I'm free to run it any evening. Timing wise, I could probably be around up until 1am GMT time.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:12:18 AM »
I can agree to that Coach, I feel you have proven yourself worthy of such a raise. I'll have the paperwork arranged shortly for a new four year extension with the pay rise coming in place this season. In regards to the game against Charlotte, tactically, do you feel we are best maintaining our man on man coverage to nullify Sullivan?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 05, 2018, 04:50:37 PM »
Indeed Coach, the signs were there though that we were improving, everyone kept on task and we're looking good! I feel like we are now in a position where the majority of teams in the league are going to have to adapt to beat us, which is a fantastic position to be. We clinch that division title and that position becomes even stronger.

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

In terms of a contract offer, you were part of the re-build here in Miami before I joined, and I feel you have been integral since I have been involved. I'd be looking to keep you here as long as I could, I'd be willing to go for a four year contract, with a $10mil salary on the table.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:14:33 AM »
1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have one player in mind, yes.

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

Another difficult game ahead of us, mostly because of the QB that will be facing us. Sullivan is talented and whilst he performed well against us on opening day, we limited his options and largely prevented them from getting the ball over the line. We're playing with more confidence and vigour than we were then, so I expect a similar result, but a more dominant performance, offensively as well as defensively.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: August 01, 2018, 04:47:35 PM »
We'll save the negotiation for the off season then. We value Worthington highly, and I assure you we will have an offer that shows that. Thanks for your time Drew.

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Selina, note for the coaches.

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

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:26:05 PM »
You are a true asset to the team Sami, of course we can accommodate the PR. I will have the paperwork set up.

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

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Drew, I was hoping we could discuss Joseph’s contract and keeping him here in Miami. How open is he to these talks right now?

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:15:18 PM »
Miami signs Sami Ozil to a 3 year, $1mil deal with $250k PR and a no trade clause, starting season 11.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:46:32 PM »
And as long as I'm GM, I want you here Sami. If I could sign you to a contract for the remainder of your career I would! How about a three year extension, a $1.5mil increase in salary and a no trade clause put in place?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 30, 2018, 04:13:50 PM »
We'll stick to plan A for the time being then. We'll find holes in that defense, I am sure of it.

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

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Sami, great season! The work you put in for the team is not going unnoticed, and I wanted to see where your head was at with your contract, we'd love to keep you in Miami.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:22:24 PM »
They wouldn't be wrong, we have had some less than competitive fixtures within our streak, but Lincoln were no push over and Long Beach beat us last season. Seattle will give us some problems but I'm confident we can better them. Where do you feel they are most dangerous/vulnerable?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:31:14 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

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

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


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

The loss to Seattle last season, not long after GM Jon took charge, was a turning a point for us that saw our form dip toward the end of the season and ultimately so us miss out on an unlikely post-season venture. None of us want to see that happen, and this is as good an opportunity as any to put a marker down on how much we have improved! I know I say that a lot, but we take it game by game here, and as Ralph was alluding to in the press, we clearly still need to prove something here in Miami.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 27, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
I will keep that in mind, thanks coach.



Notes for the coaches, please pass on Selina.

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

2 hours film study for both.

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:34:09 AM »
I'll change up the depth chart. With next season in mind, I have been targeting key areas for improvement, at TE, do you feel we'd benefit more from an additional pass threat, or added muscle to our o-line?

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Forum Games / Re: Premier League Fantasy Draft
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:30:18 AM »
I dont know what you're talking about. 8)

I remember the EFK leagues all too well!

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If a few more are interested I will set up a league for us. I'd say around a minimum of 8 is a good number, would make things more interesting. In terms of transfer activity, would you prefer this left open freely, or stick an admin veto on it? I'd trust people not to give away guys for nothing but you never know!

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Forum Games / Re: Premier League Fantasy Draft
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:33:37 PM »
I had you down as one who would be in for sure! You win these things usually, right?

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Forum Games / Premier League Fantasy Draft
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:13:31 AM »
Me and some friends have an annual league for the premier league fantasy football, but switched to the draft league they introduced last year, just curious if anyone was interested in joining? Or if there was enough interest maybe a league for just us? I found the draft league pretty fun last year, with it being more akin to the American Football Fantasy, been wanting one like it for years! If we did the league for the just site members, I'd be more than up for putting a bit of effort in with updates and transfer news and the like.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:06:51 AM »
Would you need me to re-list our depth chart for you?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:19:32 AM »
That confidence will serve you well this week! I'm going to pencil you in for some film study this week, want you to really take advantage of this opportunity to show what you can do in this league. Not that you haven't so far this season, but you'll be our main man out there in the receiving corps. I'll let you get back to practice.

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Selina, Coach McNeil please.

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Coach, great job running our offense this season. Got our running game on point, but we're offering threats throughout! With Daniel out for a couple of games, I was contemplating mixing our receiving corps up a little, of course we'll place Mac in at #1, but I was also wondering if we could utilise Glover a little more too? Craven is reliable,  but I am curious if Glover can add something else. What do you think?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 22, 2018, 03:11:54 PM »
I agree. I'm going to have a quick chat with Mac and we'll starting get prepped for the game.

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Selina, can you said in Mac please.

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Mac, hope you're well. Excited for the game against Long Beach? Great opportunity ahead!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:05:55 AM »
That is always a plus in these situations. How do you feel about the intensity of our running game? It is getting us results, but with the knock Haas has can we maintain that level of performance with Hardy getting more time with the ball at hand? I felt he did well against Lincoln.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:39:45 PM »
I am glad it is motivating the team! Long Beach won’t know what hit them this week. I am sure Ralph will do us proud though. How are you feeling about Mac taking that number one WR spot this week? His performances have been getting better in my opinion.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:24:22 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have a few knocks and bumps from the last game so we may have to re-evaluate our strategy against Long Beach, they have had a few changes, but are always a tough team to break down. I am confident of us continuing our streak though.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:11:38 PM »
Ok, so we’ll go man coverage on defence and up our blitz percentage by 10%.

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:11:41 PM »
Do you think we should up our blitz percentage too? Bloom could be out, and if he isn't, he could be more wary of getting hit, maybe that additional pressure we put on him and our coverage of Hodge could work well together?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:34:24 PM »
Would switching to man marking be more effective? They have weakened their overall receiving corps, which could work in our favour. I feel in Carson we have someone who is more capable at disrupting his game than what we had last year.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:24:16 AM »
I guess we couldn't break that glass ceiling in the second half... I'll see myself out!

I guess we did well to see it out with the shift in momentum, says a lot about the character of our guys. How do you feel about the challenge of Lincoln, they have brought in Hodge, so I am sure they'll be searching him out for a successful debut. Should we shift things around to spoil that party?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »
Agreed. What were they doing differently in that second half? Or was it us that dropped off?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:33:31 PM »
As long as you want me here, I'll be doing what I can!

Thanks again.

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Coach, tough win this week but good to see us hold on to that lead!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:54:34 PM »
We'll keep on pushing for that divisional title and then see where we go from there! I think we have moved a lot quicker than anticipated when I first took the project on, but I feel there is still a lot of room for improvement!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:21:25 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

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

3. With where you sit in the standings, how do you feel about your chances of meeting your owners expectations and how do you grade your performance as GM, what about your job security?

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

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

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

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

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

6. With the Trade Deadline coming up this week, Do you see yourself as a buyer, a Seller, or do you plan to hold fast with what you have?

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

7. What is your opinion on the league's newly announced luxury tax rule, do you believe it is fair, and do you believe it will benefit the league?

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

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

We have Lincoln visiting, who have just made some moves in the transfer market I hear, so I am sure GM Wrong has made moves to strengthen his team and we will have to face that challenge! It is a dangerous time to play a team, when they are buoyed by fresh blood, but I believe in the team we have and I honestly feel we can beat anyone in the league, and Lincoln are not exempt from that.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:58:05 AM »
I will see what I can do Coach. I think we will stick with what we have at the moment and let Coleman develop further with our minor league.

LOCK IN

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:56:11 PM »
There is always room for improvement Coach, perhaps we just call up Coleman for the third spot in the CB depth chart. What about the offensive side of the team, in terms of where we can upgrade. TE and WR's? Not implying I am not happy with what we have got but an upgrade here or there could really see us push on for a post-season challenge.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:55:15 AM »
Gotcha. Well, I have been discussing some potential trades, so we will see if we can get them over the line and make a couple of changes that will hopefully strengthen us even further. We won’t be going over board though. Do you feel the depth at CB and LB is still our biggest area for improvement?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
How well do you think he will adapt to man coverage? I don't feel a need to change that up, especially not to suit one player.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 02, 2018, 01:04:10 PM »
That would be quite the achievement Coach, and with both players seemingly happy who knows where that spearhead could lead us! Re-signing McClure is something that will be on the agenda, I'm hoping we'll see the same dual-threat next season too! Speaking of items on the agenda, Boca Raton, and our prospects, I don't want to mix things up too much and put a spanner, in the works but there are a couple of kids who have potential and could benefit from being part of a winning team. Coleman in particular is someone I had in mind, but I am curious as to your opinion on this.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:23:40 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Talk about your game this upcoming week.

I guess we'll find out first hand how Sasser is feeling about the reaction to his performance! DC are a team in transition, so we might be hitting them at a good time, but they are always going to be a tough team to beat.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:08:52 PM »
They are doing well, keep on with what you are achieving this season Reggie! Thanks for your time.



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

LOCK IN

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:40:25 PM »
Always good to hear. I tend to find Twitter in general gives me a headache, but sometimes you can't help but stick your nose in! Now obviously, we have been running the ball more lately, which suits us well, but how are you feeling about your receiving corps? Any one in particular that you have a good understanding with, anyone you feel more confident throwing to?

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HIFL News / Re: HIFL ON TWITTER
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:25:38 AM »
GM Garcia @HailSantelmo
@StrikeGuy2K18 Is it me or is it always the most fragile folk using the term ‘snowflake’. Chin up @xavierlucasHIFL.
10 Retweets, 5 Likes

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 23, 2018, 06:07:57 PM »
That's great to hear. Thanks Joseph.

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

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Reggie, great season so far! Glad to see you have shaken off that concussion. I just wanted a quick chat, see how our QB1 is feeling!

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