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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: Today at 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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The High Impact Football League / Re: HIFL ON TWITTER
« on: Today at 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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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:13:03 PM »
You’re an integral cog to that offensive line Joseph. Got a lot of young, talented guys around you, I imagine a lot of them are looking to you, big difference from last season with a far more experienced line up. Are you comfortable being in that position?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 22, 2018, 04:52:20 PM »
One look at the Oval Office might have you believing we’re too late for that shit, Justin. Anyway, nice talking with you, keep up that work ethic you’ve been putting in!

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Selina, can you call up Joseph Worthington please.

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Joseph, wanted to take this bye week as an opportunity to touch in with some of the players. How have you felt this year with our new look offense?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:26:42 PM »
I haven't heard that before. I got one for you though, did you know that pigs hardly have any sweat glands, so the phrase 'sweating like a pig' is largely inaccurate?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:20:01 PM »
Keep up the performances you've been putting in here and the women of Miami will take to you like a pig does to truffles!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:10:14 PM »
Thanks Selina. Can you call up Justin Haas for me please.

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Justin, you've got off to a great start here, how are you feeling in Miami?

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:07:04 PM »
Miami spend $500k PR on team retreat and workshop.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:59:56 PM »
Thanks Coach, I'll catch you later with a quick debrief on the Tulsa game.

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Selina, can you please advise when are we next able to call up players from Boca Raton, I seem to have lost my 2014 Frozen Titties calendar where I had all these dates marked up.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:46:31 PM »
Absolutely Coach, we have some tough games coming up but I think we are a match for most of them! Anything you'd like to discuss at this point?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:42:20 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just looking to maintain that work ethic that we have show so far this season so we are more than ready for the challenge of Tulsa the following week.

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OOC Boards / Re: 2018 Hosting Renewal
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:12:52 AM »
I'll try and get something for you at the end of the month.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:16:34 PM »
Daniel, I think you’re doing a fine job as a leader on this team. You are a senior member of the squad who puts in 110%, is professional and respectful, and when you came here you were hungry, hungry to prove doubters wrong and earn your place at the zenit of this team. That is exactly the kind of leadership and example the young guys need to look to.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 05, 2018, 02:45:11 PM »
Only goal you ever need to focus on! Thanks Ralph.

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Selina, can you call up Daniel Randolph please.

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Daniel, me and Coach Rhodes were just discussing the impressive performances you have put out this year. Just wanted to congratulate you personally on the hard work put in so far this season, but also to gauge how you are finding the leadership role that we have requested you take up this year.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 04, 2018, 12:28:44 PM »
You're right, thanks Coach.

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Selina, can you call in Ralph McClure please.

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Ralph, just wanted to congratulate you on a fine start to the season. You earned the top spot in Miami, and you're exactly the type of player I want representing the Killer Whales, always hungry, you know what I mean. Keep up the good work!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: June 02, 2018, 03:09:39 PM »
It is great seeing both of those guys achieving what they are achieving this year, both guys had doubters when we made the trade for them and I’m happy they have proved people wrong. In regards to Chow, I agree to extent, I expected this to be a break out year to build on last year, is there something we changed in our defensive game in the summer that is holding him back? In general I think we could get more pressure on the QB from our linebacker corps. 

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OOC Boards / Re: My status
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:17:34 AM »
All the best with the recovery man, scary shit when stuff like that happens!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: May 31, 2018, 12:16:19 PM »
Still a pivotal role, as proven this week. In regards to the first quarter of the season, anyone in the team that is playing beyond your initial expectations from training camp, and anyone playing below those expectations?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: May 29, 2018, 12:40:41 PM »
We'll get that mentality towards Miami changed eventually, I am sure of it. I was impressed with the performance of Marshall, great to see his potential from training camp shine through when it matters. Now with Scotty probable to return to the line up against Michigan, I am wondering on what your take on the kid is going forward. Do you feel there are any other roles that we could potentially look to develop him into? Scotty is the future at FS, but I don't want to overlook Marshall.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:50:08 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

We have a tough match up this week against a Michigan team that hasn't quite matched the performance levels of last season but are still more than talented enough to hang with anyone in this division. I feel we are evenly matched, despite how well they did last season, this season, I think we are equals, and I am sure that will be shown on the pitch this week. We'll have some interesting battles, I believe us getting to Hill will be key to victory, but they haven't been given up sacks this year freely. That will be a key battle, as well as how well they cope with our o-line and running game, I'm not sure they can handle, but we'll see, we'll see, it is going to be an interesting battle! We don't want to be .500 after it though.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:48:30 AM »
LOCK IN

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:46:36 AM »
Thanks Coach, whilst I am waiting on that I think we'll lock in for the week. Keith to step in for Scotty dependent on his fitness.

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In no particular order:

The Walking Dead - may be dropping off though  :'(
Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
The Office (US)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Peep Show
The IT Crowd
Orange is the New Black
Black Mirror
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Not seen many of the 'classics' at all or in their entirety, so not sure I can really put them on the list.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:45:25 PM »
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, a question you may or may not be able to answer for me. The quarterly reviews for Boca Raton, will Jim Bond provide that information to us, or do I need to schedule a sit down with him?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:14:28 PM »
Good to know Coach, I think we will continue with the same strategy as last week going forward, unless otherwise discussed. I don’t think we need to adjust anything for Atlanta, would you agree?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:32:43 PM »
Good good. Duke looked back to his old self out there, do you think upping the running plays protect him further? Another facet of why that might be the strategy going forward?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 12, 2018, 04:01:01 PM »
Indeed Coach, I missed a beat not giving Sami a shout out during the presser. It will be interesting to see Keith stepping into Scotty's role against Atlanta, I know you had positive words about him from the pre-season camp.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 10, 2018, 07:16:23 PM »
Good win, Coach?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: April 07, 2018, 07:17:27 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

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

3. With where you sit in the standings, do you feel it is a true reflection of your team? Where do you feel you should stand, and who on your team is most responsible for your current standing?

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

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

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

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

We have Atlanta visiting us, and we need to guard against complacency, they have proven themselves not to be the pushover people expected, so we have to prepare the guys for that and ensure that we keep on that winning track, and prove why I believe we are the best in the division.

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OOC Boards / Re: THE FUTURE OF LIVE SIMS
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:48:53 PM »
I am in favour of it continuing, I enjoy the extra depth you get from it. Glad it got moved to channels on the discord, which made it easier for me to read back on.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:29:49 PM »
Ok, we'll bump it to 65% this week, and put Duke back in the QB1 spot.

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:05:34 PM »
We upped it to 60% last week, should we up that further? I didn't see a marked difference from the performance against Alabama.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 25, 2018, 11:31:23 AM »
Ok, we'll revert back to listing him as the starter this week. Hopefully he is cleared. I am quite confident of getting back on winning terms against Music City, with the performance of our running corps, should we make the run play percentage permanently higher? I made the change last week to better suit Irvin's abilities.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:29:42 AM »
On Duke, I know you have listed him as probable to play, but with a concussion, how comfortable do you feel with him going back in? I want to ensure he is fully recovered personally, but I might be being too cautious.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 25, 2018, 08:11:43 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have got the two toughest opponents in our division out of the way, and whilst we lost, we took them both to overtime. So whilst it is a trend I don't want to see continue, I feel we are still performing and now we just have to punish the guys that we come up against. Music City are next on that list, and expect us to be clinical.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:38:25 PM »
Well, it is the past now. It is a difficult thing to assess in the moment, but your safety should be paramount, never feel like you need to play on if you’re not feeling 100%. We will be cautious this week, give you the time to recover.



Selina, can you pass this note to the coaches.

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

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:39:35 PM »
Understandable, hopefully some rest and a proper treatment plan will get you back on track. Now in regards to what was discussed with the media, at what point did you feel concussed?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:12:52 PM »
Thanks for the explanation coach, I never doubted that you’d put a player at risk. Let me have a chat with Duke.



Selina, can you ask Duke to come see me.



Reginald, I’ve been given a briefing of what happened at the game, but I wanted to speak to you about the matter as well. Firstly, how are you feeling?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:21:57 PM »
Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

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

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

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

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

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

Talk about your news story this week.

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

Talk about at least two other news stories this week.

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

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

We visit Orlando searching for a win a lot of us want. We want to be THE team in this part of the world, and to do that we have to overcome Orlando, every single time we meet them. Rivalries truly can get the best out of people, if they are up for the fight, and I can gurantee that Miami is more than up for it!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:44:51 PM »
At this point, I think we'll take it to them with our standard game and see how they handle it. We can gauge the performance here for future fixtures.

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 12, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
It is certainly something I feel we are capable of right now. Do you feel any changes are needed? I'm tempted to see us up our blitz and get at Ortega, but I'm cautious of making any changes that would disrupt the momentum we currently have.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:08:01 AM »
1. Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


5. Talk to us about your match up this week.  Where do you see your opponent having an advantage? What is the key to victory?

Outside of wanting to defeat our local rivals, the games against Alabama will be the ones I look forward to most. They are a franchise with an exceptional history, have ruled the roost on this division for a while, and have a very talented team. We went 1-1 with them last season, the victory over them being one of our defining moments last season. I think it we have similar systems in place, but different strengths & weaknesses, I feel they have an o-line to exploit and if we can numb their running game we can take the W.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 08, 2018, 02:28:01 PM »
Thanks Coach.

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Selina, can you gather the coaches together please.

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

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Changes: Run by committee

LOCK IN.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 08, 2018, 01:49:35 PM »
That is great to here, Duke stepping up last season was part of the reason I felt Irvin would be a good option for us to bring in. Give him a couple of seasons and allow us to mould an offense around his potential skillset.

Charlotte should be a strong challenge, they have a well rounded team it seems. Anything else you'd like to discuss before I have a quick chat with the team?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:53:45 PM »
Sounds like a good plan coach, I feel this duo and the potential Julius has could give us a lot of options in our running came in the seasons to come. I am not seeing a need to make any other changes, however, I am curious to hear if you feel any differently?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:14:22 PM »
Indeed Coach, Haas had some impressive outings, I like the tandem we have between him and McClure. Should we adapt to more of a committee with our running game?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:32:12 PM »
1. Talk about your off-season, what did you like, what did you not like?

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

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

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

3. What did you gather from your preseason games?

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

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

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

5. Who was your MVP of the preseason?

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

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

Our objective for the season is to clear that hurdle that tripped us last season, see some post-season action. But the bigger picture is always at the forefront of my mind,
 we have a lot of developing players and I want to ensure they are given the best platform to learn and grow and help lead Miami into a bright future. Oh, and getting one over on Orlando wouldn't be a bad day for the fans!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:05:50 AM »
Good to know, Coach. I certainly didn't feel we did poorly, just curious if we could have done more with it. I'll bear in mind what you have advised next off season. As for this one, I think we should get to the preseason games and see what this young offence can bring!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:19:52 AM »
Thanks Coach. Aside from my snafu of not fully utilising our mini camp, I feel like the players didn't fully get the most out of it despite it still being beneficial. Is there anything to learn from that on my end?

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