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General Manager's Office / Re: Charleston Crawfish
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:01:48 PM »
I give you all the credit, what ever you said to these guys made them realize that it was game time and we had to put all that other stuff to rest.Great job coach, Now we keep it rolling.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:33:19 PM »
We are seeing who we are so we can know what we need to do, so moving forward we can work on being who we want to be.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:30:44 PM »
Ok I got. I think moving forward I would like us to be a bit more versatile with the playbook. Going into two thirds of the season I would like to switch it up so we don't get to predicable. I'll let you get to the showcase I already wasted enough of your time. Thank you coach.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 20, 2019, 12:37:45 AM »
Before you go coach, I would like to speak to you, man to man about something I have been thinking about. I know you and coach Bowman both worked together in Alabama so I know a lot of the play design was for Ortega. The spread is great and it's what lead me to draft a QB familiar with the spread. When I interviewed Mazza he said he can play in any style. Now I love that he has been been without an interception and that his QB is getting better every week, the kid is smart ass hell. But, I also can see some resemblance of our style offense in the offense you guys ran in Bama when you and coach Bowman where there minus the fact that though Mazza has good feet he is not a Running back in a QB's body. I spoke to coach Bowman about opening the playbook up and he was very adamant that he is a spread base coach, hands down. We have a solid O-line but maybe just not quite there yet to allow Mazza to hold the ball for as long as he's been holding it and dropping back as much as he's been dropping back. I think if we want to stop his fumbling we should maybe consider either running more shotgun formations and or setting him up right underneath center. The spread needs the WR's to get into their positions quickly which is why nearly every pass is a short drop off or Mazza gets rushed or he gets hit. I don't know what do you think, Coach Bowman says the spread is his playbook. Do you have a more versatile playbook we can all from. I think this team has the potential to be explosive but it feels like there's just something holding us back. And please know this is not me asking you if we need coach Bowman. I think you guys are great together but I just want your opinion on what's been holding our offense back and would you also be able to add to our playbook?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 19, 2019, 03:30:30 PM »
I mustnít speak when Iím in deep thought, Watson? What the hell was I thinking. I clearly meant Swanson. Ok, maybe I can move him and just eat the contract this year to get it off the books. Ok coach, before I let you get to the showcase I would really like to look for that guard and Linebacker. If you see anything that might be worth a late round flyer Iíll be excited to see who we come up with.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:16:20 PM »
That's hard coach, do you think he has what it takes to make a difference. Trading Either Ezell or Mundy is not something I planned on doing. Do you think Watson has the potential to either of them or better?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 19, 2019, 12:17:29 PM »
Every individual is different, we have a few in our team so I would never tell someone not to follow their dream. All I am saying that high school athletes in any sport should really take a look at the bigger picture and be honest with themselves. If they are good enough to start for a pro team now and be productive, go for it. But those occasions are rare and few in between. If you are going to spend time in the minors, traveling in crap  conditions , in crap buses staying in crap hotels making crap money then you look up and some Veteran not good enough at the moment to be on a squad is taking your spot why not stay in college. Enjoy your last remaining years of debauchery and polish your skills with meaningful playing time and maybe win a college title to add to your resume. Everyone must weigh their own options. If it were my son, I would make sure he got the most out of his young years all while getting an education because life just gets harder. Whatís the quote, moímoney moíproblems.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:23:46 AM »
Coach, what can we do for Swanson. Coming out of the draft his potential was high. Second strongest player in the combine. We haven't seen what he can do because of the good play of Mundy and Ezell, any suggestions? I don't want to see this talent fade. He's on the bench making 10 M.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Charleston Crawfish
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:01:57 PM »
Absolutely none. Guys were stepping up everywhere. We haven't been tested enough so far to notice any weaknesses or concerns. It's a long season, I'm sure things will come up and when it does we will do what that meme tells us, Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. It's hard to notice weakness when you are winning. I'm sure we will go through it at some point....or maybe not! either way, we will have to rise to the challenge of being challenged when it finally does happen!.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:54:39 PM »
Coach as you know this is the unofficial trade deadline. Teams start determining it their needs are for the present or the future. I know we got better this off season and though we are .500 I have some questions about our team

first, what do you see as our weaknesses?

second, Do you think it's time to start parting with some players to give our minor league guys like Pulley and Boles a shot, Coach Kidwell thinks they are ready to contribute now?

Third, 6 games in, if we stay at or within .500 when the actual trade deadline hits we will have some decisions to make. For now I would like you to focus on our need when looking at the class. In your estimation, what is our biggest need a moving forward?

lastly, how have all the guys we have been giving extra practice too coming along?

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General Manager's Office / Re: Charleston Crawfish
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:16:27 AM »
Welcome everyone, It's good to be here and finally have this season on it's way. Let's get down to brass tax.


"Are you just as surprised by your team's start as the rest of the basketball world?"
Why was everyone surprised, because I made a PR mistake? Coming out of camp we had one of if not the best all around teams in the league. Why would a PR screw up on my part decline the skills of these me. These men are professional. They want to win and let's not forget about the coaching. The coaching staff did a great job to get these guys ready. What ever coach Waldrop told them, what ever he did he deserves a ton of credit for having these guys ball out like they did. We had great games from everyone. I mean in one game we got 19 boards and 35 pts from Watson, we got a triple double From Cory Brookhart, got a great all around game from Robert Butler. We find a weakness in the opponent and exploit with the strength and talents of the men on this team. No one should be surprised anymore. We are for real.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:43:45 PM »
"Violating" That's strong. Listen, our man over here in Atlanta Peter Haney put Ortega on his back and the Alabama Franchise got so fearful to send him back out, he went in and stood in that tent. A little to long if you ask me. Since that game he's been playing like god has the controller. Just saying, moonshine is a substance right?!, we should check it. If it walks like Nighthawk and flies like a Nighthawk, it must be a Nighthawk.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 16, 2019, 08:36:40 AM »
Talk about the last series. What was the highlight of the weekend for you?
Well, our bats started waking up, that's good and no one getting injured, that's all I can say. There were no highlights, we our asses kicked.

Talk about the incoming draft class, do you feel it's too early for players to have to choose this soon into the season on college or the pros?

(Phoenix Jr looks into a camera)
Of course, listen teenagers who are making this decision, making a decision this early impacts more than you imagine. For you personally,  first off to forgo college is always a bad decision, especially in baseball. This is one of the hardest games to break into and even harder one to last in. You skip the opportunity to enjoy your last few years of being irresponsible, sleeping in, going to the dining hall with buddies after a long night of partying, you miss all that and then get on a team who wants you to be a class A citizen. You need that time to mature, to get your mistakes out of your system. My advice, go to college, polish your style, hone your skills. We will be here. Understand, you maybe have all the talent in the world against your contemporaries but there are hundreds of young men trying to make a name for themselves here, a ton of talent out there looking to embarrass you and a whole lot of sour and bitter vets trying not to lose their job to a young gun. Right now there are teams deciding if it's worth tanking to acquire your services, and when they do and then they do, the weight of the world is thrusted on your shoulders, an 18 year old barely out your momms's house and now have to pull an organization out of the slumps with millions of people judging you. While your peers are getting ready for pancake madness at the food court in their universities followed by Madden competitions and chugging contest you are training with guys twice your age who want to see you fail in fear of losing their job? Go to school.
 
How do you feel about the potential changes the league is looking into?
Change is always good, If I may give some ideas, I think we should create a minor league system that can't be used as a revolving door for owners to manage their expenses. I see some minor leagues out their with guys over 30 with one youngster who decided not to go to college and now they sit waiting for a chance because their minor league spot is being taken by a guy who already had his opportunity. We need a place these guys can go for an entire season which allows these young guys to mature and grow. We can have them sign 1 to 2 year minor league deals under a minor league cap which allows them to spend time with guys their age. Put a cap on how many times a young guy can be brought back and fourth from minors to main roster before having to make a final decision for the year and let's stop sending these vets to the minors to take up spots these youngest need to gain the skills to survive in this league. If a vet can't make it on a team why send to the a system full of young guys trying to make it. Just my idea. I care about the future of this league and the growth of our young players trying to break in to the sport.

Talk about your opponent this week. What will be the key to victory?
We need to have a balance, week 1 we had great pitching that could have won all three games but our bats were asleep. Last week our bats woke up but our pitching went to sleep and we got rocked. We need balance and hits when guys are on base. we are leaving way to many guys on base.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:48:10 PM »
I never said PED's. I said Moonshine. We should check the moonshine. We don't know where they are getting the moonshine, who is drinking and how much moonshine is being consumed. I mean, ain't moon shine illegal? I would hate for guys to start thinking it's ok to consume an illegal substance and ruin there career's. Next thing you know guys start thinking moonshine can elevate their game then we got a league wide problem. If guys find out Robles and Ortega are drinking moonshine it can start a nasty trend of guys also wanting to consume moonshine. Just saying....

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:43:14 PM »
First off, let's address the elephant in the room. It's been a year since I was initiated into the ring of fire. Let me just say it feels good to be back here without having to watch my back (Cracks a smile) Well at least I think I don't. Let's get started.

Talk about last weeks game. (typical what went right / wrong depending on a win or loss)
A few things went right, we ran the ball well for over a 100 yards. We converted on third downs, played solid Defense and most importantly we had balance. 27 pass attempts to 29 runs. That type of balance wears down defenses especially when you get big shots like the ones Zambrano had receiving and the nail in the coffin 43 yard run late in the game by McClure. Two big plays late in the game which was created from keeping the defense on their toes. Our defense had some amazing plays. We had two turnovers which we were able to keep under control. We put up 7 sacks, I don't think we have had that many in a game since I have been here and it goes to show that we are starting to click. Now, for what went wrong, first on the smaller scale, we are still committing penalties at the most inopportune times. I mean our fullback Rosen has a run of a lifetime that really could have broken this thing wide open and another Clipping flag takes it away which leads me to the real thing that went wrong, We lost some guys for next week. Rosen has only but a concussion to show for that amazing catch and run. We lost Pitts and Fellows for possibly two weeks and our anchor on our O-line Esparza could be out. Thankfully this bye came at the right time and none of these injuries are the lingering type.

What are your thoughts on Hilton Keegan and others skipping this Rookie Showcase and committing to either the XFL or AAF?
I have always been a person who believes that you take opportunity where you can get it. In the HIFL, there are some pretty lofty expectations you need to live up to. Every Qb who comes through those doors will always be compared to talented Qb's who have and are still playing this game like Trevor Jose, Pruitt, May. big shoes to fill. Keegan could step in right now and before being compared to some of those guys they would have to first be compared to our more younger core of players like Mariota, Bloom, Mazza and Patton just to name a few. It's not easy. Not everyone can come in and instantly lead a team. in the AAF and XFL, there are no comparisons, they will be the first to do it all. No one will ever ask those guys where do they think they rank among the XFL greats. They have a chance to write their own legacy without the drama that sometimes comes with playing in a high profile and big money league like HIFL. I think this will go in either extreme direction. Either they put those leagues on the map and create competition for the HIFL which we all know is good for the league or, they fail. Rather it be because of pressures of succeeding or lack of talent around them they fail and never reach the success they could have had with the talent HIFL has to offer. If you fail here you fail for real because there is just to much talent in this league for you not to be able to put together a solid career.

What are you hoping to gain from this weeks Showcase?

Rest. We can all use a ton of rest to unwind, relax and just let our bodies and minds heal. As far as the direct affect this week has becomes all about looking at the intangibles. Not the numbers that go on paper but what you see in some of these young guys body language, charisma, authenticity when they speak to the media. Who are these young men. We get to learn about the individual.

What did you schedule for your players during the bye week? Training or a week off?

Week Off, We don't have to many opportunities to to be with our families and loved ones. Matter of fact I plan on flying in all the players families for a big team dinner after all this is said and done. It's important that these men do not forget why they are here. Sometimes we all can get caught up in all the lights and cameras and forget when the cameras stop recording all we have is each other. Plus I think they have earned it. We are at .500. We had some pretty big wins coupled by some pretty ugly loses and yet we go out and play every game as hard as the one previously played.

Talk about anything else on your mind in reference to the league/sport.
What can I say, we are involved in the greatest sport in the world in the greatest league in the world but, I think we all need to ask what is in the moonshine in Alabama. What ever moonshine those guys over in Alabama are having we need to make sure it's only moonshine and nothing else. I mean, Just last season we saw a 29 year old Rb nearly put up 2200 yards rushing with 24 TD's, one year later we are seeing an incredibly ridiculous stat line being created by a player on the very same team. The moon shine can't be that good in Alabama, can it?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:03:41 AM »
Offense depth

Slot receiver: Collier

Pass/Run: 55/45

Tempo: Normal

KR/PR: Spurgeon/Cabral/Zambrano

In-Season Training Schedule
- 5 hours Position Training
- 5 hours Athletic Training
- 5 hours Physical Training
- 2 hour Film Study

Players
-RB  Darin Cabral
-DT Marvin Swanson
-WR Eddie Stands
-WR Tim Collier
-DE Gerald Roberts

All other decisions made by coaches

Lock In

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:25:05 AM »
You know, I reached out to Gm Metro and he's nearly impossible to work out a deal with because he drafted your brother. You might have to talk to your brother about what he wants. I'll make some calls.

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Ms. Watson, let coach Munoz I am about to finalize things on my end.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:55:43 PM »
I'll see what i can do Mr. Pitts, it might not as be easy to land him this year but I will def make the call to GM Metro. We have a good history dealing with each other but he can become difficult at times. Give me a chance. if it doesn't play out this year our chances get better next, but again, give me a chance to make some calls and see what it will take.

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 08, 2019, 08:06:04 PM »
$10 Seattle
$20 Alabama

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:41:29 PM »
Ms. Watson before we lock in can you get me Mr. Pitts

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Mr. Pitts, I would like to offer you the chance to be a captain on this team. Your play on the field and professionalism exemplifies what I am trying to build here in Atlanta. 


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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 08, 2019, 03:50:20 PM »
LOCK IN

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 08, 2019, 03:25:59 PM »
I want in on Talons deal so Can I change my deal from my own team. I put that money on an underdog? let me know.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:59:50 PM »
Fair enough. Iíll let you get back to practice. Big game this week.

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Ms. Watson, if there arenít any pressing issues to attend to and no one needs to talk Iíll start getting ready to finalize things.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:25:21 AM »
I have no intentions of any big changes to our DB's, I was just seeing if you thought he had the tools to give us a little flexibility in the future. Thanks Mr. Woods, I let you get back to practice, we got a big week ahead of us.

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Ms. Watson can you get me DC Fletcher

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Mr. Fletcher, as you know we just acquired a very talented and young rookie DE Gerald Roberts so i won't ask what do you think of him. But i will ask with the acquisition of Mata and George, just seeing their skill set and what they have been able to do in the league how would you rank our LB's  as far fastest, strongest and most athletic? Just want to know what to pay attention to when I see them on the field.

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE IV
« on: February 08, 2019, 12:07:25 AM »
Atlanta Warriors and Oakland Silverbacks announce trade

Atlanta Warriors Receive

WR Eddie Stands
LB Marvin Mata
S12 2nd round pick
(Silverbacks will retain 4 Million in Salary and 1 Mil in BP)



Oakland Silverbacks receive

WR Eric West
LB William Wallace
S12 4th (Via Charlotte)

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 08, 2019, 12:00:05 AM »
I definitely love an aggressive team. In the seasons to come, do you think his style is better suited for a safety position or are we set with Cavanaugh as our CB. Either way I'm good.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:50:15 PM »
It is a business but I also think fresh start with a team looking to make you the a focal point could be great for you. No doubt we think it works for us also but I wanted to be upfront. I'll let coach know that you won't be returning to practice, no need to go out there and get yourself hurt. Thank you for all your hard work Mr. West and I wish you the best of luck. If it's true what you say " I hitched my wagon to the wrong guys" We will find out. Thank you.

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Ms. Watson can you get me AC Woods

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Mr. Woods, I called you in here to speak to you about our DB's and ask you your opinion, the latest stats were released and once again i am pleased to see us at top 5 defense against the pass. Can you tell me, what do you see as our biggest weakness right now holding us from that #1 rank.


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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:26:05 PM »
Understood, Sorry we couldn't work a deal.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Eric West

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Mr. West, I called you in today because of the amount of respect I have for you and your game. It's your game that has contributed to us being relevant. Your hard work throughout the years have not gone unnoticed and now more than ever. We have taken at least 4 calls from teams all in the hunt seeking for a premiere talent they  an use as their premier receiver. Teams looking to make you the focal point of their offense. My first reaction was no thank you. Then I realized that you are being significantly under utilized on our team. Sometimes having too much talent can also be a hindrance to everyone. To get to the point, We got an offer that would not only give us talent in other areas of need but they are also offering high draft picks in this years upcoming draft. I see it as a win win. As an opportunity for you to get a fresh start and go somewhere were your talents will be properly utilized and where you can become a focal point. Become the star you was meant to be. We get an opportunity to fill some holes and better our chances next season also. I wanted to tell you before you saw it run across some ticker or some idiot reporter got to you during practice to let you know. I feel that as a man and as the Gm I owed you that much.

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High Impact Football League Information / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: February 07, 2019, 05:16:08 PM »
Atlanta Warriors and Oakland Silverbacks announce trade

Atlanta Warriors Receive

WR Eddie Stands
LB Marvin Mata
S12 2nd round pick
(Silverbacks will retain 4 Million in Salary and 1 Mil in BP)



Oakland Silverbacks receive

WR Eric West
LB William Wallace
S12 4th (Via Charlotte)

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:57:28 AM »
Ms. Watson can you get me Anthony Campanelli

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Mr. Campanelli I see your client Juan Albert was released by Miami, I would like to offer him a chance for some redemption and would like to sign him for the rest of the season for 500K

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High Impact Football League Information / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:43:58 AM »
Atlanta Warriors and Rapid City inferno announce  a trade
Rapid City Receives
DE Kawaan Douglas

Atlanta receives
LB Tyler George
DE Gerald Roberts
(Rapid City will retain 1.25 Mil in Salary for S11)
(Rapid City will retain 1.5 Mil in BP)

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:49:18 PM »
I understand, wanted to be forthright with you. Myself and Gm Gates should finalize the paper work by morning. Mr. Douglas, I wish you the best. I hope in the near future we meet again in the impact bowl.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:47:34 PM »
Your earned it and deserve it. I'll let you get back to practice, I'm amped for this game at home against Portland.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Kawaan Douglas

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Mr. Douglas please have a seat. You know, having you to start the season teamed up with Shrader made me excited. Coach Fletcher loves having multiple DE and DT available so naturally when Fellows became available the possibilities of the amount of wreckage you three could do on a constant rotation of talent made me excited for our defense.

Mr. Douglas I call you in here out of pure respect. I am going to cut to the chase. Another team has come calling for your services in what could be a starting position on championship caliber team. Rapid City shows interest in acquiring you. I feel like this could really work out for both teams. You will get the playing time and be on a championship caliber team, we will be able to acquire talented players who can fill our needs in other positions. I wanted to let you know first. I feel horrible that it didn't work out for both parties. You were the main player I wanted when I acquired you from Oakland in the off season but, I see you haven't been getting the playing time. So, I just wanted to let you know because i don't want you to see on the ESPN ticker or have someone call you. 

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE IV
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:21:26 PM »
Atlanta Warriors announce the following roster moves

Release T Jaime Sipes


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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:03:24 PM »
If you say he's good, he's good. Ok coach, I know you got more important matters to deal with instead of shooting the shit here with me. I'll let you get to business as i cross some T's and dot some I's.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:52:49 AM »
That you are, You've done really well and i can only see you getting better.

(Lucas grabs the plaque from his desk that has Joaquin Shrader's name on it. He walks over and places it right near Timothy Brown's plaque for Atlanta Warrior layer of the week.)

This says play of the week but you have been doing your thing all year I just thought it was time to acknowledge it. Keep it rolling Mr. Shrader for that I can see you doing your thing here for the Atlanta Warriors for years to come.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:21:59 PM »
That's good news, hell that's excellent news. What do you think of the job Winstead has done this week, he seemed shook. Should we be concerned or is it just new team, new season jitters?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:41:34 PM »
Coach you are preaching to the choir my man, we know what we have, soon the league will too. We might come up short in most games because of so many new guys trying to figure out each others strengths and weaknesses but I believe full heartily that we are gonna shock some folks. How's Nicoletti doing?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:24:29 PM »
I know coach but I hope our game play not only motivates and inspires us to keep playing hard but I hope it inspires the fans to come out and support us. I'm sure no one outside our facility thought we would come in and play lie we did. each game pretty much came down to the last inning, that's the type of game play I can appreciate no matter what the outcome is.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:21:54 PM »
We can make the spread our second option behind a balanced attack in order to give them different looks and give us more options. But we'll see how it plays out, after some thought we'll stay put for now, I hate to divert so early. We will play Portland with our spread option and play a 50/50 pass/run set. Ok coach thanks for your time, I'll let you get on the field and keep practicing.

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Ms. Watson can you get me DE Shrader

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Mr. Shrader I called you in here to acknowledge the hard work you have been putting in this season. Your hard play and commitment no matter the situation and or outcome is down right inspiring to the rest of your teammates. I can see you playing hard from whistle to whistle no matter what the scoreboard says.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:03:02 AM »
Talk about opening week. What did you take away from it?
I take that we are who I knew we were. Despite some errors in which cost us game 2 we made some pretty impressive plays in the outfield and some great looking infield defense. We pitch well, not good, not great but well for a pretty young pitching staff. Our hitting needs to gel. We played hard every game, it sucks we got swept when I really thought we should have won game 1 and game 2 but those are the breaks. We are a young and rebuilding team and we played hard. No blowouts, no bad news bears non sense on the field so overall I'm content for now.

Any news stories stick out to you this week?
One particular stand out is the unfortunate injury to McCord. Time is undefeated. Time is all knowing and all telling and it's loud. I know the injury bug doesn't have preference to who it hits, especially as we wait our own diagnosis about our closer but time does not lie. Your body tells you when it's time, we all knew when it was time to stop roller-blading. Time told us when to stop rough housing with our buddies in the back yard. Time told us when we needed to start eating right and exercising. We need to listen to time.
 
Do you think there is PEDs in the game right now?
Yes, I think it's been in the game since the beginning of time we just called it greenies, vodka, uppers and cocaine. Old timers would down greenies before games to give them that good ole energy boost and we didn't and still don't bat an eye to our precious forefathers of the game. We embellish the tradition of this great game and are fearful of putting a blemish on it's history, but guys have been using things to play this game since that very first pitch some odd 100 years ago. This game isn't easy, these men play more games than any other sport consecutively in the some harsh condition and are expected to go out there a %100 percent each time. It's unreasonable, let me ask you, do you have coffee in the morning, how about a red bull or 5 hour power. Wouldn't that be considered performance enhancing if a very tired player had a few before a game and got so amped up that the first few pitches he crushed the ball. Just saying, I think it's time we start looking at this differently.

Talk about your opponent this week. What will you have to improve to take the series?
We need to put some hits together. We seem to be playing station to station never getting that big hit with the bases juiced. If we can string some timely hits together and just tighten up the defense when it really matters we should be able to take 2 of 3. Either way, again, there isn't much expectations on us so all we have to do is go out and continue to play hard and the fan base will see the heart this team has and get behind us.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:29:15 AM »
I know we run a spread set and pass between 60-70 percent of the time but we also have a monster duo in the back field. I am thinking with the progression Mazza showed and the upgraded offense we have in both receiving and running that maybe we dial it back on the spread formations and go with more balanced attack to allow our talent to really make some dents and let their talents show. I also want us to get into more of a 50/50 run/pass split. I feel like this way we can expose the defense a bit more as oppose to sticking with a set number like 70% passing when we are facing tough pass defenses.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:10:57 AM »
Ms. Watson can you get me coach Bowman

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Coach, Want to mull some things over. I see the numbers, we are averaging about 18 points per game. Now I know we are in a very tough defensive division, but last year we averaged a little over 19 points a game and that is with us being shut out against Miami and putting up 20 against a much more talented Charlotte team then the one we just faced. Last year we had our issues on offense and we seemed to be averaging more points. I think you would agree this is a much better offense than last year. I'm looking and at the last 3 games we are having trouble converting on third downs and we haven't controlled the clock. Why do we seem to be struggling in those areas suddenly?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:33:41 PM »
Coach, again, my job is always under the microscope as is all GM's, coaches, assistants and so on. I backed you since day 1 and I still back %100 right now. I give you and the staff praise every chance i get but just like I have to answer questions and take ownership for my decisions we all must be willing to look in the mirror at times and know when we need to self evaluate, tell ourselves we need to do better. I do it everyday. With every loss I sit here looking out those windows with files, statistics and stat sheets in front of me seeing where we can improve. I look in the mirror and struggle with that part of me that wants to make franchise shifting moves and the other part of me that wants to do things the right way and build from within. Week by week I am shutting down my phone for all the Gm's who think this might be another wasted year and I should start parting ways with talent to prepare for the draft. See, coach, I thought we should have won this game hands down and we went out there flat. Never haven't seen them play like this since week 9 of last season when new Jersey demolished us. Even then I knew it was O.K because we were assessing. So again, you have my backing but we all have to right this ship. last week we won a big game and this week we lost a bad one.

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:57:08 PM »
$10 Atlanta (-1.5)
$10 Seattle (-6.5)

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:54:53 PM »
Powers, increments of 10$ pay attention...LOL

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: February 04, 2019, 12:15:45 PM »
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Well everything went wrong. We failed in all three aspects. Missed two field goals which gave up great field position. We couldnít run the ball, no one had a particularly good receiving day, yardage wise. We gave up a possession on a fumble. Though we did a good job holding Charlotte to about 200 yards through the air which is what we do, we are still plagued by the same issues week in and week out stemming from last season. We are just allowing to many rushing yards. We are allowing teams to run all over the field.  We are too talented upfront this season to have this start becoming our heel once again. We only converted on 12 first downs, 2-12 on third downs, you canít win or even close to making it a good game when you have a day like we had. We rushed 14 times and had 44 passing attempts. 44! I know when you are trailing you throw more but we canít be in that position, not when we have two studs like Collins and McClure in the backfield. Canít happen. As far as what went right, well thankfully we didnít get shut out. That is about all I can look at as a silver lining at this moment. I love my coaching staff. I support them and they have my complete 100% support but if I am going to praise them when things go right I have to be honest when things go as bad as they did in this game. We got outplayed and out coached. I expect us to bounce back in a strong way.

Talk about the news that caught your attention this week.
well whatís this news of "Oakland targeting playersĒ. I mean, this should be taken seriously. These men play too hard and have to much on the line week in and week out for a few malcontents looking to injure guys. GM Justin and Oakland should be ashamed to be in the news this way.


Now that you have completed your first round of divisional games, how do you rank the teams in your division and who do you believe will be the biggest threat to your goals?
Right now, who we beat? Alabama, which if our game stays their only blemish we will take it, they have to live with it not us. We played Miami real hard and again, not to beat a dead horse but if not for a horrible call, we beat them. We didnít so thatís how it goes. We lost to Music city in a bad way but came back and took care of business against Patton and the Stampede. Now here we are, we got our doors blown off by a team that looks like they are resetting. This is why I always say records mean nothing. Right now, It seems like we are playing teams based on last seasonís records. We came out strong against the top three teams last year; Alabama, Miami and Orlando and got the snot kicked out of us against Music city and Charlotte. We need to do a better job of assessing our opponents to how they have been playing this year. If we can't do that, then our goals won't matter because we won't be winning and as you know in this league is about winning and only winning.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory as you step out of division for the first time this year?
In division games, out division games mean nothing if we canít put it together. We have another team in coming to play us that did not do well last season and is having a slow start this season. We cannot play down to them. We are going to have to change it up if we are going to win. We need to find balance in both defense and offense. We need to take more shots down field and prevent big plays down field. That's it. We need to be more aggressive, smart but aggressive.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BROOKLYN PUNISHERS
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:14:55 AM »
(Phoenix Jr walks into the locker room. Gentlemen, our season starts today, there are some saying it will also end today. Let's give them talking heads and nay sayers something to talk about)

on three......BROOK-LYNNN....ZAAAAAAAA


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Depth Chart

Against right hand pitching:
1. Lamonica
2. Jaime
3. Esco
4. Michael
5. Kelly
6. Guzman
7. Sherman
8. Gomez
9. Reed

Against left handed pitching:
1. Lamonica
2. Michael
3. Esco
4. Jamie
5. Kelly
6. Sherman
7. Guzman
8. Gomez
9. Reed

Pitching
coaches decisions

Everything else coaches decisions


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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:13:47 PM »

(Not knowing truly what Ms. Watson gesture means, Lucas slowly nods back)

To be safe I'll just lock in
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In-Season Training Schedule
- 5 hours Position Training
- 5 hours Athletic Training
- 5 hours Physical Training
- 3 hour Film Study

Players
-RB  Darin Cabral
-DT Marvin Swanson
-WR Darryl Spurgeon
-WR Tim Collier
-G Brandon Reed

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:19:52 PM »
That is what I like to hear. I'll let you get going

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Ms. Watson we made a trade for Fellows, got into a little oopsie with the office and I calculated the numbers. I have been trying to keep it all organized myself so if i may ask. I think I know what we have left. If I am on point, please just nod. If I am off, roll your eyes and I'll figure it out. We have 550K left in salary, 3.25 in bonus money.......

(Lucas stares at Ms. Watson intently waiting for a response

(will it be eye roll or nod?)

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