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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Last post by GM Powers on February 19, 2019, 07:05:36 PM »

Apologies for the delay ladies and gentlemen, I'm apparently a personal injury magnet these days.  Let's get this underway, shall we?

1. Talk about last weeks game.

Quite a rough game out there.  With a gunslinger like Gio Hill under center, we're bound to have a game like that every now and again.  When you live by the sword, you die by the sword so to speak. 

2. What are your thoughts on Hilton Keegan and others skipping this Rookie Showcase and committing to either the XFL or AAF?

I can't imagine why people would rather limit their options in that way, but to each his own.  If they ever decide they'd like to test their skills against the top talent in the world, we'll be here.

3. What are you hoping to gain from this weeks Showcase?

Information, which in this game is power.  We have an idea of what we're looking for to improve this team, so the intel we gain here will help guide our scouting and drafting when that time arrives.

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

It was my intent to give the boys a week off, but going into the Showcase Bye on 2 losses, I believe it would be best for the team to continue to practice.  So, unless my coaching staff feels strongly against it, that is what we'll be doing.

5. Talk about anything else on your mind in reference to the league/sport.

GM Kirk is looking like he's crumbling under the pressure - again.  Bounties?  C'mon man!

Any further questions?
General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Last post by GM Strike Guy on February 19, 2019, 04:53:05 PM »
Awesome. Well, we'll wait until the showcase is fully done and go from there, then.
General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« Last post by GM Justin on February 19, 2019, 04:02:56 PM »

Yeah, I think we definitely need to keep Flye and Brandon on the court longer.
General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : DC COBRAS
« Last post by GM Dazz on February 19, 2019, 04:00:25 PM »
S11 WEEK 6

Note - This presser is being held from the media podium at the Rookie Showcase event

1. Talk about last weeks game. (typical what went right / wrong depending on a win or loss)

I'm at a loss this week. We played well, were competitive and actually had the better of the game for 3 quarters against a very talented San Antonio team. However we completely shit the bed in the second quarter and there is no coming back from a car crash like that. Truly awful... which is all the more frustrating because of how good we were for the rest of the game. This team is not a bad team and should be performing much better than it is. What we need to get through to the players is that you cannot afford to take a single play off, let alone a whole quarter. Mistakes get punished in this league and that's what happened to us. Overall though there was plenty to be positive about. The offence played well, Doolittle had another solid game and it was great to see Myers back doing what he does best. Tank had another very good game for us, Dodds connected well with Doolittle again and we scored enough points to win. Glass helped with that and had probably his best game of the season so far. And yet, despite all of these positives we were blown away. This is one I'm going to have to discuss in some depth with the coaching staff.

2. What are your thoughts on Hilton Keegan and others skipping this Rookie Showcase and committing to either the XFL or AAF?

It concerns me that these players are being allowed to let short term gain get ahead of a long term career. The XFL and AAF must be throwing money at players to get them to join but the agents surely know that the best option these players have is to join the HIFL. Who knows how long the XFL and AAF will last and you're not exactly putting yourself in the shop window by playing there. Who's watching? There are a few agents I deal with who I would trust with my son's career but others seem to be willing to take big risks with the careers of these young lads who rely on them.

3. What are you hoping to gain from this weeks Showcase?

We got some great information last year and have a good group of very promising players in our minor league and main roster because of it. Lads that other teams missed. We're not looking for guys to make immediate impacts so I'm willing to take a longer view on our rookies. I'm hoping to find more of the same this year.

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

The bye week has come at a good time for us. It gives us a chance to work with the lads on the recent changes we've made so hopefully they'll get more comfortable with each other and our system. We need to win 9 out of our remaining games so there's no time off for anyone.

5. Talk about anything else on your mind in reference to the league/sport.

Between agreeing a trade with Oakland and stepping up to this podium I've had GMs make laughable offers for some of our key players... players that are not available at any price. That's the league we work in though. As soon as a team starts to under-perform the vultures begin to circle. Let me make this clear to the fans, the GMs and you lot in the press... there is no firesale in DC. We are not retooling or rebuilding and we are not giving up on our season. This roster is not broken and there is no need for panic. We have a young team here who will only get better with experience and familiarity. A tough period like this will actually be very good for their development. When things are going well everything is easy but it's in these moments that you really find out what you're made of. I think we have winners here in DC and these players will show that over the rest of this season. Yes, I just traded away one of the top rated players in the league... and I did so reluctantly... but I have been very impressed with how the new lads have been playing in Oakland. Alfred will be missed here in DC and I wish him all the best in the West. He is a great player, great teammate and model professional. In the end I was always going to have to choose between him and Larry though.

One last thought... if you're going to propose a trade for Anthony Smith or Larry Stevens you'd better be offering me Hagan, both Wilkinsons, Smoak and Robles in return.
General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« Last post by GM Lucas 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.
General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« Last post by GM Gates on February 19, 2019, 03:15:00 PM »
What else do they have to do? If they arenít stirring stuff up they arenít doing their job.

With that said, I think it might be worthwhile to shorten the bench a bit. I know you had tossed the idea of not giving so many minutes to the bench and I think we should explore that idea. Give the guys who are performing well the time.
General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: BOISE ELK
« Last post by GM Gates on February 19, 2019, 03:13:39 PM »
I donít feel slighted. Would I have liked to have seen the Elk in prime time? Sure. But the way I figure it, let other teams get the prime time slots now because eventually we are going to make it hard to put anyone else but us there.
Forum Games / UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos (Feb. 23) | UFC Pick Ems
« Last post by GM Cory on February 19, 2019, 03:05:39 PM »

*fighters UFC ranking put in parenthesis*
*card subject to change

(#4) Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos
Stefan Struve vs Marcos De Lima
Gian Villante vs Michał Oleksiejczuk
(#6) Liz Carmouche vs (#14) Lucie Pudilova
(#9) John Dodson vs (#14) Petr Yan
Magomed Ankalaev vs Klidson Abreu

Forum Games / Re: UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez (Feb. 17) | UFC Pick Em
« Last post by GM Cory on February 19, 2019, 03:00:23 PM »

Aljamian Sterling def. Jimmie Rivera, 3rd round DECISION
Andre Fili def. Myles Jury, 3rd round DECISION
Vincente Luque def. Bryan Barberena, 3rd round TKO
Kron Gracie def. Alex Cacerces, 1st round SUBMISSION
Cynthia Calvillo def. Cortney Casey, 3rd round DECISION
Paul Felder def. James Vick, 3rd round DECISION
Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez, 1st round TKO

FOTN: Luque vs Barberena
POTN: Gracie


Pick Em Results:

Garcia: 15pts
Cory: 13pts
Jon: 11pts
Digger: 8pts
General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ATLANTA WARRIORS
« Last post by Talon on February 19, 2019, 02:52:52 PM »

You just asked how to get him on the field, that's the only solution I see if you want him to play.  I don't see him play, only what I see in practice and right now I'd say no, he isn't worth trading one of our starters for, I don't know why we drafted him in the first place, but that's not my job to worry about... but Who the hell is Watson?
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