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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2300 on: October 04, 2019, 02:04:51 PM »



 


As a former QB who has lead a lot of late game drives, I have to say...


...man I hate kickers.

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2301 on: October 04, 2019, 02:39:01 PM »
Matthew Johnson is normally money. Absolutely money. He saved us quite a few times in St. Paul, if memory serves me correctly. A drive would stall and he could be relied on to put points on the board. It was just an off day. I plan on talking to him this week just to make sure he knows I still have confidence in him.

I am very pleased with how our offense is moving. I believe we will get better as the season continues. We are already moving the ball better than we were last year and it's only week 2. What does the Seattle defense have that could pose a threat to our offense functioning properly? Any mismatches we need to try to address?
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Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2302 on: October 04, 2019, 02:46:18 PM »
 



 


They aren't the defense they were last year, at least so far.. 22nd in points, 18th in yards, 16th vs the run 15th vs the pass. I want to take some shots down field while Sam Rose is out, test their corners without the solid over-the-top help and see if they can stop Justyn on the 9 route.

Lai is their best defender in my opinion, he's all over the field, like a poor man's Larry Stevens, but we have to watch out for Arthur Matthews, he can put a hit on T-Law like nobody we've faced yet, so we just have to keep an eye on him.

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« Reply #2303 on: October 06, 2019, 04:43:52 PM »
I feel confident in our tackles that Matthew won't have the game he thinks he is going to.

I don't see any advantage to changing anything on our offense. I liked what I saw this week even though we didn't get the desired result.

Let's talk defense. I'm concerned about stopping the pass this week. Do you think more aggressive play could be advantageous. We aren't swatting balls down. I know I should know this better, but defense is something I still have trouble wrapping my mind around. I'd like to see us disrupting more passes instead of letting the guy get a catch and then tackling him.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2304 on: October 07, 2019, 07:45:44 AM »
 



 


That might be the way to get the desired result, but I don't really know. 

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« Reply #2305 on: October 07, 2019, 01:30:21 PM »
I understand there could be benefits...but I'm apprehensive of the overall effect. My concern is that if we make a wide-spread change to the defense like that, then it could throw off other positions. I want to let you and the staff make modifications as you see fit to help us in that area instead of a sweeping defensive change.

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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2306 on: October 12, 2019, 05:51:56 PM »

1. What was your biggest takeaway from your team this weekend?

My biggest take away is that we are competing well against playoff established teams...and we are only a few games into the season. I can't wait to see how we play as we continue to gel. I'm pleased with what I see.

I hate losing, don't get me wrong. I want to win. I know this team wants to win...and we will.

2. Discuss the XFL's potential move to Sundays, do you feel they are a legitimate threat to the HIFL?  Why or why not?  Do you feel that the recent news stories surrounding GM Lucas in Atlanta, and other the rest of you GM's and your declining approval rating with the HIFLPA and its players is worrisome, and how do you fix the collective GM's image around the football world?

In some ways, I feel that it is a legitimate threat to the HIFL. Our product is better than there product is...right now. But if we continue to cut talented players and they go to the XFL, their games get betters. When their games get better that means more fans go to see them. When more fans to go to see them, better TV contracts are offered...when better TV contracts are offered, that means more money to the league...with more money to the league, it means they raise their salary cap...they raise their salary cap and...we all know that money talks.

What is it going to take to improve our image? Not making stupid mistakes. It's going to take treating the players better. It's going to take letting the game on the field speak about the HIFL. It's going to take maturity. It's going to take a long look in the mirror. No GM should be bigger than their team. We should embody our team's image. What do we want to be known for? We are the top football league in the world. I feel like I am a balanced GM that loves the HIFL. I hope the next time a GM representative is desired at the table with the league office and HIFLPA that it will be me that is able to nurture that relationship.

Is the XFL a threat? It could be. If that does happen, who will be at fault? It will be the General Managers. If the HIFL falls, it will not be the Commissioner's Office or the Players Association that caused her downfall, it will be squarely on GM's shoulders like mine. I need to do better. I need to be better. I need to be better for my team. I need to be better for my franchise, I need to be better for the league I love. 

3. Where do you rank yourself in the league when it comes to your job as a GM, both in the win/loss department and the player relations department.  What could you do better?

I feel like I do a good job. I'd say top 5. If we are looking at collective body of work as a GM, I feel like I've had a good career so far. I've made the playoffs with two teams and will be making the playoffs with the Mermen soon. I've drafted some great players that are future hall of famers. Have I made mistakes? I absolutely have. What I need to do is be more patient. In St. Paul, I didn't give players enough time to develop. I'm trying to do better about that here in Long Beach.
 

4. Talk about this weeks match up, and also one other game that catches your eye.

We play Orlando. I feel like we have a great chance because I believe we have superior athletes. I feel our players are hungrier. Our defense is eating other quarterbacks. In 3 games we've had 17 sacks, and it's only week 3. I think we are just getting started there. Our offense is starting to function well. Our defense is starting to get cohesiveness. I think these aren't your Mama's Long Beach Mermen...I believe we are starting to show signs of what I've been saying is coming. I believe it will be sooner than later that Strong Beach will be a team that no one wants to see on their schedule.

By way of other games, I'm interested to see Tucson and Alabama. Two powerful offenses firing off. Who's defense is going to step up and stop the other? It's going to be exciting football to watch.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2307 on: October 15, 2019, 02:08:24 PM »
 



 


Passionate moment there talking about the XFL.  Sounds like you want to make a change to how the league treats players.

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« Reply #2308 on: October 16, 2019, 01:35:06 PM »
I really do. I'm going to implement a new program here in Long Beach now. I'm wanting to call it the Strong Future Initiative. It is a two part program. Basically what I want to do is bring in a financial planning expert to work with these guys on being smart with their money. The other part is more geared toward what they want to do after football. If a guy wants to be a coach, we put him in a position to grow there. If a guy wants to be a sports agent, we would get the proper education there. Most of this would be online during the season, but we would provide workshops in the off season that they can partake in if they want to prepare themselves for later. I don't want any of our players to end up on specials about players being bankrupt after football careers either do to frivolous spending or bad investments, or that they weren't prepared for life after football.
I believe the SFI would be able to help with that.

Do you think this is a benefit to our players?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2309 on: October 17, 2019, 11:10:09 PM »
 



 


Sure, I'm sure some guys would benefit, but lets get back to business.

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« Reply #2310 on: October 17, 2019, 11:13:08 PM »
I agree.

Holt is going to be a threat. I believe if he covers Bacon that Ross could have a big game this week. Is there any way we could have Ross run some routes that may not be on film yet? I would like to keep them guessing...hopefully a step behind.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2311 on: October 18, 2019, 12:06:29 AM »




 


I mean, there are only so many routes one can run, but I'll see what we can do

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« Reply #2312 on: October 18, 2019, 01:13:09 PM »
GOOCH PONDERS WHAT HE JUST SAID AND CLARIFIES

Yeah, I know there are no such thing as new routes. I asked that the wrong way.

I'm looking back over our lock-in sheet. I have Justyn Ross on the left and Theron Bacon on the on the right with Ross as our primary receiver with McKenzie in the slot. Do you think it would be advantageous to move Ross to the slot and McKenzie to the outside and keep Ross as the primary? I know Ross is very athletic, but I want to know how you feel about his ability and what is expected at the slot as compared to the outside. 
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2313 on: October 20, 2019, 12:31:51 AM »
 



 


No. We shouldn't change anything.



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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2314 on: October 20, 2019, 09:02:54 AM »
Coach...I am sorry I have been out of sorts the past few weeks. I love this team and I want to win. I will strive to think through everything I say. I have some ideas, but based off of the past few weeks, I am going to gather my thoughts as clearly as I can before I present them to you.

I appreciate all you are doing for our team. I believe our future is bright. I'll try to do my part as a better communicator.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2315 on: October 27, 2019, 05:36:42 PM »
1. What was your biggest takeaway from your team this weekend?

That we have resolve. To start the game off with an electric return, to three sacks in a row and a safety. It's great to have 9 points on the board before the offense even takes a snap. I'm seeing tenacity on both sides of the ball and I'm seeing players doing their best. This was a great week and I'm looking forward to seeing this team grow together.

2. How do you feel about your teams performance at the quarter-season mark.  What has been your biggest strength, weakness, and where do you hope to see the most improvement?
We are sitting at 1 game shy of our total wins from last year. I'm feeling good. We have some growing pains, but we are getting there. I believe our greatest strength is our defensive pressure. We are getting multiple sacks a week, like this week. By way of improvement, I'd like to see us slow the run down more, swat more balls down, and I'd like to see our offense continue to gel.

3. Which players around the league are really catching your eye this season both for the good and the bad?

I'm very pleased with some of our Mermen stepping up. Tarr, T-Law, Haas, Bacon, Harlow, Smith. I'm proud of all of our Mermen. We are playing good team football.

Looking at the rest of the league: Kitchens to Ramos is electric. If McNasty does what many of us think he will, that offense in St. Paul is going to be scary. Caleb Smoak is a good and a bad. He was playing great football and a bad injury has messed that up. 

4. Talk about this weeks match up and what you expect to do best against your opponent.

This week we travel to Portland. I believe that we are going to have to do best is stop the run. Estates is a great running back and if we slow him down we slow down a lot of their production. I believe that our offense is going to continue to gel together and we are going to get a good victory on the road.

5. What do you make of the news in Charlotte and the return of GM Kirk?

Kirk is a very involved GM. I think he is going to take Charlotte to new heights. The East better keep an eye on him as he isn't one to take lightly.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2316 on: October 28, 2019, 05:57:07 PM »
 



 


Alright, Portland.

 

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« Reply #2317 on: October 29, 2019, 11:49:03 AM »
Big win this week, Coach. Always good to have points on the board before our offense has a snap.

I've made some quick adjustments this week for our game against Portland.

Let's talk offense:

- King is out, let's put Mayfield in his spot. We both believe Mayfield has a future and this is a perfect time to see how he has improved since last season. 

- I want to pass more on 1st and 10. I don't know what your ratio is, but I'd like to see more 50/50 or 60/40 (if it is already 50/50). T-Law is accurate at 60% of his throws, Haas is averaging over 5 YPC. I think this keeps a defense honest and we can get good yards either way. I think letting T-Law sling it more to start on 1st is good. We've only thrown 96 times on the year and he's completed 60.4%. Let's give him a chance to see what he can do. 

- On 2nd and short and on 3rd and short, 60% of the time, I'd like to move Bacon to the slot, and Ray Lee Lo to the outside and keep Ross where he is. I want to get Ray Lee Lo more playing time. He has great hands and I'd like to put them to use in situations that we could use good hands. Also, I'd like to see what Bacon does in the slot.

Onto the defensive side: 

- I think going conservative this week on defense is best. Hightower has been lighting people up deep and Estates has been known to run like crazy if given the chance. I want to keep everyone in position more. This week I'd like to back the blitzing off to around 40% let our monsters up front do their thing.

- I want to run what we are calling the Hollywood package (because I want Quarterbacks to see stars). At the safeties I want Pickens (SS), Kaufman (FS), I want Pugh (CB1), Dorman (CB2), and Roderick (CB3) as my corners. Smith and Parker stay at LB, and I want my line to be Grif Fjoluson and Horour Bjarnason on the ends, with Harlow and Tarr as our defensive tackles. I want to run this package on 2nd and long and 3rd and long and I want to run it 50% of the time in those situations. I'd like to see offenses have to adjust to that.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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« Reply #2318 on: October 29, 2019, 12:11:58 PM »
And just for clarification's sake due to the Alabama/Atlanta fiasco. When I say I want the Quarterback to see stars, that was just a clever play on the Hollywood deal we have going. I do not want to target an opposing player. I would like for our defensive line to sack the quarterback early and often all in the confines of good, clean, tough football.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2319 on: November 03, 2019, 09:46:14 AM »
 



 


We'll make those adjustments.
 


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« Reply #2320 on: November 03, 2019, 02:30:34 PM »
I'll keep this meeting short, coach. I know we have a lot to get prepared for. Thank you for all your efforts for our team. I'm glad to have you here.
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Victor, thank you for coming in. I just wanted to touch base with you. This is the last year of your deal, outside of money, what would variables would influence your decision as to where you play next?
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GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
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GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2321 on: November 03, 2019, 05:23:18 PM »



 


Playing time is the most important thing to me my man.
 

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« Reply #2322 on: November 03, 2019, 05:30:49 PM »
I can get with that. We are putting in a new package this week that will get you on the field more. I'm excited to see what you do.
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Ariel, we are ready to lock in with the following adjustments:

- If King is out, let's put Mayfield in his spot.

- On 1st and 10. See more 50/50 or 60/40 (if Coach already has it at 50/50).

On 2nd and short and on 3rd and short, 60% of the time, Move Bacon to the slot, and Ray Lee Lo to the outside and keep Ross where he is.

- Scale back blitzing to 40%

- Implement Hollywood package (out of the Nickel)
  - Pickens (SS)
  - Kaufman (FS)
  - Pugh (CB1)
  - Dorman (CB2)
  - Roderick (CB3)
  - Smith and Parker stay at LB
  - Grif Fjoluson and Horour Bjarnason on the ends,
  - Harlow and Tarr as our defensive tackles.

Package to be implemented on 2nd and long and 3rd and long, 50% of the time in those situations.

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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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« Reply #2323 on: November 10, 2019, 09:45:26 AM »
1. What was your biggest takeaway from your team this weekend?

My biggest takeaway is that the culture is changing here in Long Beach. We are playing tough football and we will play hard until the end. We defeated a Portland team that some believe are a playoff team. This was a big win for that reason and for the reason that we've matched our wins from last year. This is a special team and I'm excited to see what we can do.

2. What do you make of the news of the league's expansion?

I am a fan of it for multiple reasons. I'm a fan of it because now, in multiple places around the world, HIFL fans have the opportunity to support a team and not just watch on TV. I am a fan because this gives more players a chance to hone their craft. More teams means more roster spots. This aspect may make my job harder, but I like seeing that many more young men will be given the opportunity to follow their dreams. I am also a fan of this because it shows the health and strength of the HIFL. We are growing, expanding, and vibrant. This will be remembered as a great day in the league.


3. Talk about this weeks opponent, and what you expect from your team?

This week we play host to Las Vegas. They are a well coached team with a diligent GM in GM Metro. I expect our team to play to the best of our ability and to play as a team. What I would like to see from my team is stopping the pass. Jose Pruitt is a first ballot hall of famer and his legendary career isn't myth, it's real. If we are going to win this game, our offense needs to continue to function and we are going to have to stop the pass.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2324 on: November 10, 2019, 09:50:30 PM »
 



 


Big offensive performance, nice to see it click.
 


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« Reply #2325 on: November 11, 2019, 09:35:45 AM »
Absolutely. I don't know if I've ever had a QB that's thrown for 380 yards. It was great seeing Bacon go into the end zone twice and for Lopez and Cyrus to have huge games catching.

I'm also really pleased to see how many TFLs we had. 10 of them. That's big time.

Grif had a big day for us with 4 tackles and a TFL. Did all of those come from the Hollywood package or from LB rotation or both?

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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2326 on: November 11, 2019, 07:49:05 PM »
 



 


Its hard to say, a lot of the games becomes a blur after its over.
 

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« Reply #2327 on: November 11, 2019, 09:07:48 PM »
That's true.

I am concerned about Pruitt throwing it wherever he wants against us. Fowler and Mackey are really clicking with him. Do you think Pugh matches up well against Fowler?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2328 on: November 11, 2019, 09:09:19 PM »
 



 


I wouldn't say "well." ...but hopefully adequately.

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« Reply #2329 on: November 11, 2019, 09:10:19 PM »
Do you think Damon would pair up with him better? I like Lucky's speed, but fear he isn't ready for a guy like Fowler.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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« Reply #2330 on: November 11, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
 



 


No, Damn is a worse match up really.  We don't have anyone who matches up really well against Fowler. He's a weapon.

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« Reply #2331 on: November 11, 2019, 09:15:34 PM »
I was afraid of that.

I don't want to make any changes this week, it felt like things started clicking.

Thanks for your time, Coach. Looking forward to another win.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« Reply #2332 on: November 12, 2019, 05:27:20 PM »



 


It's a dream come true man, you know you work your whole life with two-a-days, and all the sacrifices to get to this point.. I'm just trying to do my best on the field every time out..
 

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« Reply #2333 on: November 12, 2019, 05:44:11 PM »
I am really impressed. You are playing great. Just wanted to call you in and tell you I'm proud of you and glad to have you as our QB. Let's pick up that win this week!
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....