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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:33:23 PM »
It's a growing process. We will be better next week then this week, we will be better in two weeks from now then we are one week from now. It's all maturation process. Not an easy one but one all the same.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:36:49 PM »
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
This one is easy fellas, not much to talk about when your team puts a goose egg. But let's see how can we dissect this. First, Mazza is going through the rookie growing pains. He is talented throwing and running so Munoz system is bringing out the more versatile side of him, on the negative side, not sure if the option to take off really suits our team and the front line. So I think we'll tweek some things there as far as the run/pass scheme goes.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?
Well, we have Oakland coming in. No game is easy when you are trying to figure out what your identity is as a team. There is no scheme when you are trying to allow your young talent to mature while trying to stay competitive. All we can do is go out there with our game plan, and hope we execute enough to make it a close game and hopefully come out with a win.

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The High Impact Football League / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:32:24 PM »
Atlanta Warriors put the following players on the trading block.

Christopher Chandler

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: May 06, 2018, 10:37:13 PM »
Great, then I'll let you guys get to work.


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Run/Pass Ratio: 60/40
Blitz: 35%


Depth Chart:
Kick offs: Cavanaugh, Evans, Haney, Van Buren, Timothy Brown, Ash, Leake, Novak, Bullock, and Seal.

Punts: Charles Martinez, Barclay, Haney, Van Buren, Timothy Brown, Slender, Duckett, Novak, Bullock, and Chandler
 
All other decisions made by the coaches

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General Manager's Office / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: May 05, 2018, 09:57:37 PM »
Atlanta Warriors release CB Michael Winkler.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: May 05, 2018, 05:33:28 PM »
Ms. Watson can you get me coach Munoz

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Coach, I made some adjustments and brought up the young talent from the minors. I'll let you guys determine how we use them. I figure better now they get the experience and playing time so we can truly see what we have moving forward.

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General Manager's Office / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: April 30, 2018, 11:03:28 PM »
Atlanta Warriors Will the make the following roster moves:

Atlanta Warriors will send CB Michael Winkler, DT Michael Evans and C Christopher Davis  to their minor league affiliate the Savannah Heat Wave and promote C Darrel Hendrickson, CB Timothy Brown and DT Rex Mundy to the main roster.                                                                                         

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General Manager's Office / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: April 29, 2018, 05:10:37 PM »
Atlanta Warriors promote FS Peter Haney from the Savannah Heatwave to the main roster.

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General Manager's Office / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: April 29, 2018, 05:10:01 PM »
Atlanta Warriors Release FS Rob O'Shea.




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The High Impact Football League / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:04:13 AM »
Atlanta announces the following players are on the block

T   Jamal Seal    32  Years 1 year left 3.5M   C+ or 3 star rating   
RB Elijah Hood   22 years 1 year  left 3.5M  C+ or 3 star rating
FS Rob 'O Shea  29  years 1 year left  2M     C or 3 star rating

Louis Duckett 22years 6'5 306 3 years remaining 7 Mill 3 star rating

Looking for draft picks/minor league players

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
Trust me, ain't no one coming up until I decide how to make room and make it official. Thank you.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:17:03 AM »
Thank you for your input, I think it's time to promote them and give them their opportunity. Time to give them their time ti shine and put them in a position to produce and help us get closer to where we need to be.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:45:49 PM »
Ok, I'm gonna look at the roster closely and make some changes. Before we lock in we will have a better Special teams unit out there coach. I'll let you get things ready.

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Ms. Watson can you get me the head of our Minor league Sean Peterson

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Mr. Peterson, a quarter of the way through and what news have you got for me. Tell me, is Haney ready to be on the main roster as a number 2 and special teams and if so who else?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:11:00 PM »
Well all information is good seeing how that seems to be where we are having the most trouble. But since we are on it, I would like to know who is on our kicking and punting team.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:35:12 PM »
Experience and maturity. We are finding our way. We give up the yards and clamp down in the red zone. Not a bad thing but it's part of the maturation and experience process. I'm not worried about our defense as much as I am about our special teams. Coach, can you give me a depth chart of who is on our special teams. on both KR and PR?

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OOC Boards / Re: Domain Renewal
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:10:17 AM »
sent a few bucks

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:02:48 AM »
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
I saw some good things this week; unfortunately it wasnít enough to overcome our one big mistake.  Once again we got bit by a big time special teams mistake. Those three returns in two weeks in games we had a chance to win. But I will talk to the coaches to try and figure that part of our team out. On another note it was good to get Julio back out there. Our offense is really starting to click. Some big plays from West and a great 3 TD 100 yard game from Daniel Collins. Glad to see we got him going. Once again we dominated time of possession we limited turnovers. When you look at the game sheet we should have won that game, but we didnít and thatís the part as a team, coaching staff, and GM we have to figure out




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

For the first quarter I am impressed with this young group on defense. Being a top three pass defenses cannot go without saying. Those guys in that locker room  heard all the off season mumblings about Stephen Leake and Chris Chandler being our only players on defense and they have really stepped up to put their names in the conversation.  As far as bad, I would say anything was bad but again, our biggest weakness at the moment seems to be our special teams. Rather it is formations or guys playing out of place we will figure it out.



With where you sit in the standings, do you feel it is a true reflection of your team? Where do you feel you should stand, and what do you need to do to achieve that by the end of the season?
The standings are absolutely not a reflection of our team.  We believe we should be at least 2-2 maybe even 3-1. When you look at the games we lost, it was because we gave them away. Turnovers, missed opportunities and 1 or 2 big plays given up on either side of the ball were the difference in each game. But, itís part of the maturation process. More than half this team is playing together for the first time and every week we step on that field is a week we can work on things like timing, communication and comfortability playing with one another.  We have 3 quarters of the season left. We get better every week and that holds truth for next week also.



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

As far as challenges go, I wonít talk about challenges Iíll talk about solutions. The biggest solution for any challenge is patience. I am confidence the rest of the way we will really start to put it together on all ends.  As far as MVP goes, well, normally I donít want to come out here individualize these things so I wonít. I will say I have to really give it up for our young CBís and LB's. Cavanaugh and Evans, and our young LB Van Buren. Every week our young rookies are making plays and keeping us in the game so hats off to them.



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

This week we go to Miami. They are but one game better so this is another opportunity for us. They have a real good front seven so we are going to have to be smart in the trenches and tighten up.  They play a grindíem out game so we are going to have to match their grit. I think we match up well and this could be one of those games that really help each team get on track.  I see Miami and I see a team, like us needing some consistency to get back on track so this game will be a big one.

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OOC Boards / Re: THE FUTURE OF LIVE SIMS
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:54:12 PM »
Keep it live, I have fun watching or reading games, it actually gives me more insight into player stats.

first and foremost Talon wouldn't make a decision that wasn't smart.

I think we all have to remember, a server isn't running these games an actual human who gives a lot of his time and effort to create the best possible experience is. Let us remember his motivation to run this has to do with his enjoyment.

Another note, a part of why CRW closed down was due to the fact that it stopped being fun for Talon to run because of the constant complaining, bickering and questioning. Once you are not allowed to have fun why keep going.

Something else to think about, the GM's in HIFL have pac mentality, when someone does something or says something off or that might be different or questionable; for the most part a good number of folks tend to harp and rag on that person rather it be for fun or to bust balls. I believe it's all in good nature but at times can be a bit much. Powers making a statement I believe gave everyone who is bored who already locked in an opportunity to be on the chat. We must be able to express our opinions in any format without it turning into something else.

With that said I apologize to powers for getting in on the peanut gallery non sense. Let's have fun fellas. I love doing HIFL.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 26, 2018, 11:03:08 PM »
Great. I'll let you get back to practice

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Depth Chart
If T Julio Redd is %100 he will start, If not he will sit out.

RB 1) Collins, 2) Vasquez 3) Hood

No extra training hours

KR West, Hood
PR Craven, Hood

Tempo:Normal
Primary RB: Collins
Run/Pass: 60/40

Coaches make all other decisions

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:24:02 PM »
Sounds great, we can see were we are at around weeks 8 through 10. If it seems like we have a chance, I can definitely try and make that happen. Other than that I will make it a top three priority in the off season. Thank you for your input. We let one get away with Charlotte but we can get it back this week. We have an amazing opportunity that I think we can capitalize on. I'll let you get back to practice and film.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:30:09 PM »
Good, that's the way it will stay then. Thank you coach. I'll let you start getting ready.

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Ms Watson can you get me QB Tommy Mazza

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Mr. Mazza, first off let me say it's been a pleasure watching you out there. I knew you had a good game and watching you now use your leg to get out trouble and even score has been a pleasure. I must say though, no GM or Coach ever likes to see their QB Take off, well maybe GM Pancho does but I know you can handle yourself out there just please be careful. Now for the reason i called you in here. We are going to rely heavy on the run game this week to attack Orlando's weakness. depending how this works out moving forward, is there anything I can do besides acquiring players that can help you. I feel we have improved greatly with Pitts, I think we have a solid run game and an emerging o-line but I am not out there with those men you are. So is there anything we might consider adding or taking away that would assist you with becoming even more comfortable and lethal with the offense.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:55:06 AM »
Absolutely, and only getting brighter. Coach before we lock in for the week, is there any player right now on the bench you feel should be starting and can help us moving forward or do you feel comfortable with our starters in place?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:02:53 PM »
We are leaning on you the rest of the way. Go show them who Daniel Collins is.


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Ms Watson can you get me coach Campbell

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Coach I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with how you got these young guys playing. We are only going to get better.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 24, 2018, 07:37:14 AM »
Great coach. I know you have a lot of work to do for our match up this week so I'll let you have at it.

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Ms Watson can you get me RB Daniel Collins

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Mr. Collins first let me say your with and without the ball in your hands has been well received. If you heard what I told the press last week, I meant it. Myself and the coaches are very pleased with your level of play at such an early going. With that said I am here to tell you I have spoken to our coaches and have suggested that we focus more on the run game and they agree. You need more touches and we are going to give it to you.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 24, 2018, 12:58:23 AM »
I think we need to take this opportunity to attack Orlando at the weak part of their defense and maybe up the run game. I think Collins is ready for a big game. We should have Julio back and that will definitely help create some holes. I'm thinking, no one expects us to win this game. the only people believing in us is us and I'm just fine with that. We are home and hopefully at full strength, we are in a prime position for a big upset this week. let's grind them to the ground. I'm thinking 60/40 run/pass. Maybe this will help for some big plays down field also.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:03:00 PM »
Heavy workload for Collins and Vasquez this week. I'm going to talk to Bowman about somethings and let you start prepping. Thanks Coach.

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Ms. Watson can you get me coach Bowman

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Good evening coach Bowman, First let me say I have been impressed with our balance attack but I was thinking for this week we can bump up the run game because Orlando has trouble with stopping that part of the offense. But before we get into that I wanted to know what does our current run to pass ratio look like?

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OOC Boards / Re: Rivalry Trophies
« on: March 23, 2018, 04:12:48 PM »
Fot the Atlanta Alabama how about a golden A, Call it the Southern A award or the Southern STAR. Team with the greatest point differential agaisnt one another takes the trophy

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 23, 2018, 04:09:13 PM »
I think we already missed an opportunity against Charlotte, we let that one get away. We have to tighten up our special teams. This week we have an Orlando team that is missing probably their most explosive receiver. I think that coupled with the fact that their defense has been unimpressive creates a perfect storm for us to make a statement. Question coach, I know it isn't the half way point, but what do you think of Tommy Mazza's game so far, I know he hasn't really lit up the stat sheet?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:34:42 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Well, let's first start with the bad, it's obvious as to what went wrong. Our special teams did not have a good day, compile that with a pick six to end what I thought could have been a game changing drive and a few fumbles and we get the results we got. Our special teams has been doing a solid job but just had a rough week. Let's give credit to Mr Lewis and Mr. Sumner. There play on special teams was the difference. Now the good, and there was a nice amount of good. Once again we held the opposing teams top rb and top wr's to under a hundred yards. Once again we dominated the time of possession. We did a nice job converting third downs and our offense is starting to click. If not for those returns, we would be 2-1 instead of sitting here like Michigan and Rapid City at 1-2

2. How do you feel about the emergence of the Alliance of American Football and the XFL?
It's a good thing, competition of any form is healthy to evolving. No matter what you do in life, there will be times if not challenged you become stagnate. Being stagnate is not good for anyone.  So let them come. I believe we will be fine and it will allow players not beiong signed a chicane to play and get some exposure.

3. Talk about something going on around the league this season that has interested you in one way or another.
It's nice to see so many young players having an impact early. I mean, I look at out own team, many though the weakest part of our team was our defensive backfield and Evans and Cavanaugh have done a great job so far. These young guys are growing up fast and that's a god thing for everyone.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week. What will be the key to victory?
First off theya re hurting a bit but are still 3-0, so this will be big. The keys to victory are simple. Limit turnovers, finish drives. That's it. Hopefully we get Julio Redd back to give our QB a bit more time and help get our run game going. We need a big day from Collins and I think this week will be it.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:26:44 PM »
WR Depth Chart
1) Pitts 2) Craven (SLOT) West 4)Flynn 5)Leroy

KR West
PR Leroy

O-line Depth Chart
Julio Redd will sit out if he isn't %100 percent

New In-Season Training Schedule for week 3

- 1 hours Film Study - Tommy Mazza, James Cavanaugh, Eric Evans, Michael Winkler

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:58:27 PM »
Great gentlemen, can't wait to see this match up. I'll let you go continue preparing and getting ready for this weeks game.

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Ms. Watson, if no one wants to meet or discuss anything, I'll be getting ready to finalize our side of things

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:29:13 PM »
Absolutely, I just didn't want you to think you needed to rush back if you weren't feeling up to it. Trust me, we all want you back. Thanks Julio. I'm going to let you go and continue preparing and working out.

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Ms. Watson, can you get me CB Cavanaugh and Evans


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James, Evans, I just wanted to congratulate you both on one hell of a game. You both along with Van Buren were the difference. This week we have the Crowns and they have some talented WR's that are going to test you. I want you men to give them all they can handle and more. It's these types of match ups that will make the league take notice of how good our defensive backfield really is.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:25:31 PM »
(laughs) I hear you, I think everyone here would love a rub down from Ms. Watson, unfortunately, I think she would kick my ass if I even hinted at such a luxury. Good to see you're in good spirits. We can't wait to have you back, I know Tommy can't wait either. With that said, we want you back at 100 percent so I think it's a good idea to sit you for one more week then reconvene after the Charlotte game to access your timetable for a return, how does that sound?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 05:33:24 PM »
Good, you have been started the season off strong and I can wait to see how much better we get with you guys doing your thing on offense. I'm glad all is going well with your transition here in Atlanta. I'll let you get back to  practice.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Julio Redd.

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Julio, I'm just checking in to see how your holding up, the guys miss you out there but I do not want you to be in any hurry to get back until you are %100 percent

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 03:37:39 PM »
Great, I hope the guys can build on this win and we can go into Charlotte and leave with a steak. If nothing comes up, I'll speak to some of the guys and let you start prepping so we can lock in.

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Ms. Watson can you get me Mr. Pitts

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Erik, Great game out there. You made some big catches at important times which really helped us keep some drives alive. But i called you in here just to  see how you are getting situated in Atlanta?


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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:10:54 PM »
Understood, I'm thinking, we don't make any changes. Let the guys settle in and continue to grow with the current game plan in place. Do you think the extra time I am giving Mazza in film study is worth it?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:37:00 PM »
Absolutely, we have to build on this and make sure we are making the best of our opportunities and putting away teams like Music City and like our next opponent the Charlotte Crowns which might pose a bit of a challenge. The crowns do not seem to be as far away as these other expansion teams. They have a very talented WR core and we all know what Spurgeon is capable of doing. I think offensively we might have our hands full so I believe the difference will be in how our defense responds.

Any thoughts on how we should approach them as far as depth chart personnel?

How do you feel about our Blitz ratio? I think we can maybe bump it a little to try and force Sullivan into some mistakes or are you happy for now, what do you think?     

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:45:52 AM »
Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?

This weeks game wasnít by any means a barometer of how good I think we can be. Once again, Music City is in a flux, but still in all we won a game we needed to win. We did well with time of possession. We got made some big turn overs from our young guys. It was nice to see our three defensive rookies get on the stat sheet with some drive stopping interceptions including one to the house by James. Mazza got into the End Zone twice and when the game got out of control late in the fourth it was nice to see Alicea come in and continue moving the ball. Our O-line held up nicely and once again no one player other than the Qb managed over a 100 yards against us which is big for a young defensive team.

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

I donít know if surprise is the word I would use because I feel like we have a talented team capable of doing some great things the more we go on that field together. I must say though, when I brought Daniel Collins in as a rusher I brought him in for his explosiveness in the running game but is has been a nice surprise to see how well he blocks and just pancakes some of these linebackers and linemen.

Which one-part of your team do you believe is only going to get better going forward?
The comfort level these players have with one another.  We see them starting to come together already with the communication on the field, the 0-line stepping up and how well these players are managing to the speed of the game.

Talk about your news story this week.

Well, what can I say, our young guys had a good game in front of the home crowd which is always a plus. Getting a home opener win is a great way to introduce yourself to your fans.

Talk about at least two other news stories this week.

What about that upset. Congrats to Portland on that big win. This is why as clichť as it sounds it is true blue. Any given Sunday.  These men play with heart, there is honor and integrity on that field and I am sure Portland heard all of the talk about how bad they would be dominated and used it to fuel their victory. As long as men lace up their of boots and tighten their chin straps anything is possible.  Look at what happened in St. Paul. I know Cleveland is a talented team but St. Paul is one of the teams that some of you have making the impact bowl and if not for a return they would have put up a donut.

Talk to us about your match up this week, how do you build on last weeks success?

Well, we go back on the road right over to Charlotte to face the expansion Crowns, but believe me when I say if you see the way they have been playing the last two weeks there isnít anything expansion about them.  Yeah they are 0-2 but they do a lot of things well like run the ball and get after the QB. Even though our defensive 7 and O-line are going to have their hands full I think we match up well.  We have been moving the ball effectively and really making it difficult for any one player to really stand out against us. When a team plays us they will have to play us as a team and not a few talented individuals. If we do what we did this week next week, I think we have a chance to do some good things.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:19:01 PM »
WR Depth Chart
1) Pitts 2) Craven (SLOT) West 4)Flynn 5)Leroy

KR West
PR Leroy

O-line Depth Chart
Julio Redd will sit out due to injury

In-Season Training Schedule 1
- 1 hours Position Training- Danny Kirkland
- 0 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hour Physical Training
- 1 hours Film Study - Tommy Mazza



Everything else is coaches decision.


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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:15:31 AM »
I understand. I was just wondering after mini camps, preseason and the first game if you were noticing anything that we should keep an eye on. Thanks coach, will get back with you in week 4. I'll let you start getting ready for Music City.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:57:47 PM »
Though I would like to be a bit more aggressive I am not looking to change anything after one week. I trust we will get rolling and I trust your system. I know this defense is going to need time so we are keeping things as is.

Question, Any particular player you think we should monitor, maybe someone who might be struggling and might need to be moved around or subbed in on certain packages.




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About the HIFL / Re: HIFL MINOR LEAGUE
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:56:11 PM »
during the call up period can you also send players down that fit description.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:45:13 PM »
Ok coach, thank you, I know it said 1-2 I just was wondering if you had an exact time frame. Let him take the time he needs we are going to need him for the stretch. I'll you start prepping for Music City.

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Ms. Watson can you get me coach Campbell please

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Coach, I am wondering, hdo you change your blitzing ratio per game or do we keep it at a set ratio? Can you tell me what the current ratio is?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:35:56 PM »
Good call. It was a tough week, but now it's behind us. I know each game we will get better. We have a lot of young talent starting and I know there will be some growing pains but we'll get there, hopefully this week in our home opener against Music City.

Coach, how is Julio looking?. Is he ready or is he going to need another week?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:00:01 PM »
Absolutely coach. I meant what I said not in the presser but also in the locker room. We are not only part of a team but part of brotherhood and that includes everyone who dawns that logo. we'll see them again and it will be a much more different game.

Coach, how is Tommy doing. He took a pretty nasty hit on that safety. I let out a sigh of relief when I saw he didn't show up on the injury report but how is he doing?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:34:22 AM »
1.Talk us through this week's game. What did you like, what do you want to see improved?
Some might say what positives can you find when you lose giving up 40, well I did see some positives, one positive, we saw Alicea come in and step up, always good to know we have guys ready to step up and step in if needed. A negative, it was because our starter Tommy Mazza got hurt. Another positive, we controlled the time of possession and managed 18 first downs which will be important going forward as our young players get experience. A negative, we had trouble taking advantage of how much we had the ball and moved down the field. If we can get some points up to match how much we have the ball we should be fine moving forward. A positive, Coach Munoz was aggressive, he put a little fear in their coach, I mean for a team in Alabama who is supposed to be so dominant, who is supposed to run away with the division, to start pulling players in fear of us being so aggressive they might get hurt doesnít scream strong team. Iím sorry, this is a manís game, play from clock start to clock stop. I get it though, their coach saw his superstars all get held under 100 yards, I don't think he wanted them to be embarrassed and have to answers questions about, Why weren't they able to move more efficiently against Atlanta?.

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

This year is a growing process. We have so many talented young players who need to get used to the speed of the game. We gave up five sacks but our young O-line did pretty well, not having Redd on the line was huge but they showed gumption. When you consider the defense the other team has I think we did a good job moving the ball. West breaking 100 yards, Alicea did a great job coming in and helping us control the clock. Collins ran hard against a very good D-line in Alabama for a score. I personally feel horrible for Tommy having to leave his very first HIFL game, and I feel bad for coach Munoz. He did such a great job in Alabama and that organization continues to show absolutely no respect to a coach like Munoz who has so much success for them. I wanted this game for him more than anything

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

To start changing things wouldnít help our young players gain the experience they need.  A win would have been great to send a message but no one ever really learns from their first win. Learning comes from losing. We are going to have some tough losses and these guys have a lot to learn but I promise you, we will also have some wins.

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

Well itís always sad to see a playerís season end in week 1. But that is the beast we call football. Take note, after the injury we didnít see KC suddenly start pulling guys at the end of fear of more injuries because that wouldnít be football. I digress, another story which quiet honestly wasn't a story to me was Coach Munoz passion, I mean what can I say, I love this guy. First game of the season and he has deal with the arrogance and disrespect from the other sideline. I mean I loved that he called them out. That is what I was looking for, he is aggressive in all aspects of this game the way you need to be. The bigger story should have been why coach Rudino saw fit to treat game 1 like game 16.
 
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?
Listen, Music city is coming in, in a bit of a downswing. A pretty bad off season situation But, they still have some talent and they still have to play, so, like us, we have to go out and play. As long as two teams are on that field anything is possible. We saw they can still put up points so we will need to capitalize on opportunities. I don't know if an advantage can be talked about, they are going through some drastic changes and we are a brand new team with brand new goals and leadership. If there is an advantage I believe it's with our coaching staff and the fact it is our home opener. When you look at the stat sheet and see 18 first downs, we controlled the clock, had a balanced attacked, that is usually the ingredients to get a win or at least be in a good game. So if we can go in there and limit the mistakes we should be able to have a much better outcome which I expect. Being at home always helps especially with the young guys we got out there.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:23:06 AM »
Depth Chart

WR-(1)Pitts, (2) Craven, (Slot) West, (4) Leroy, (5) Flynn
RB-(1) Collins (2) Vasquez (3) Hood

KR West
PR Leroy

All other decisions are coaches

LOCK IN

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:16:28 AM »
With everything taken care of let's go ahead and get ready for week 1

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(Lucas walks into the locker room)

Gentlemen, if I can have your attention for a moment. Have a few things to say. First and foremost I am honored to be standing here with you men. I love the hard work it took for all you gentlemen to get here today. I want to thank you all for being a part of this team. Now, let me tell you gentlemen something, before we left Atlanta I heard a radio show, not a major company or sports broadcasting channel but still, two guys with a mic and a magazine doing a run down on the entire HIFL. See, when they got to our division, yes I said OUR division, they spoke about about Alabama, Miami, Orlando, Charlotte and Music City. But, when they had a chance to talk about Atlanta they said we weren't worth talking about. One of them even said that we are worst now than this team was last year. I shook my head in disbelief wondering who gave these two so called analyst a mic. I had to change the station, not because they decided to omit us from their conversation, no. I had to change the station because they weren't any different than any of these other talking heads. Just like everyone else, they were following along and playing it safe, singing the praises of Alabama, Miami and Orlando casting us to the side. You know what, the entire league is casting us to the side. No one is giving this team a chance and I love it. You should too. Whatever fuels you, what ever gets your juices going, add this fact to it, everyone has already written us off. See, I love being under the radar. I love being cast off and completely ignored. We will be the underdog in every game so let them put their guard down. Let them think we are a tune up, a warm up or extended preseason. Let them go into our games unprepared. See, I am going to love see you men surprise people. I will love seeing that look on their face when we punch them in the mouth and they have no response. I will love to hear those same two so called analyst have to flip flop and go back on their ill-advised predictions and save face by calling us a surprise story, using words like "Fluke" and "Overachieving". See, for the guys who were here last year, for those who joined us from other teams and for all the men who will be lacing up their boots for the first time in the High Impact Football League, next season is here. I wish I could throw on some pads and a helmet and march on that field, shoulder to shoulder, side by side with you men, you Warriors and just hit somebody. I wish I could share in that raw emotion when you all put this league on notice, but I can't. So, what I need for you all to do is release that tension, get rid of the butterflies and let me hold that for you. Let me hold it because I want each of you to go out there and play like you know how and better. This is a new season gentlemen and I promise, if we play an entire 60 minutes, we will get closer to achieving success. If we play hard, loose and we go and have fun then the rest will take care of itself. Don't forget why you got into this profession, this is football gentlemen. That's all it is, football...but football is our lives. Let's go out there and let the league know we are here to stay. Let's let Alabama know we are renting a space in their house.

WE. ARE. WARRIORS

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General Manager's Office / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:48:15 PM »
Atlanta Warriors announce roster moves;

Atlanta Warriors assign Peter Haney to their minor league affiliate the Savannah Heatwave.

Atlanta Warriors release LB Raul McDowell


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General Manager's Office / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:55:30 PM »
*Correction* on Atlanta Warriors roster moves.

John Flynn Will not be assigned to the minor league affiliate the Savannah Heatwave and will remain on the main roster.
Armando Shumaker will be assigned to the minor league affiliate the Savannah Heatwave.

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