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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2800 on: March 17, 2018, 02:06:28 PM »
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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2801 on: March 18, 2018, 05:21:31 PM »
"Thank you for joining me. I'm really pleased to come to this podium and talk about our first win of the season. That first win is always the hardest...but now that we've got it we know there are many more to come. I think we played a well balanced game. Our offense clicked, two guys hit 100 yards, and then Marshawn brought in three touchdowns. I bet his fantasy owners were ecstatic this week. On defense we hit them hard and often behind the line, picking up 5 sacks and a trio of turnovers. I'm really pleased overall, and I know this is a performance we can expect on a weekly basis. Let me go ahead and open it up to some questions. Go ahead."

"GM Bone congratulations on the win. Two games through the season, who is surprising you for the best, and surprising you for the worst?"

"Thank you. We've only played two games, so I can't say that anyone on this team is surprising me. But that's because we set high expectations for each players. I love home dominant our offensive line has been to start the season. As for the worst, I think just how competitive our division is from top to bottom. We are all 1-1...toughest division in football right now. I think the teams that finished near the bottom of the standings last season, and the expansions, have come ready to play. It's exciting for sure, but it is also scary. There are no easy wins in the West-North division. Next question?"

"Hey, which one-part of the team do you think is going to improve as the season goes on?"

"Good question. I think you're really going to see our running game open up as the season goes on. We've got a pair of talented rookies who are looking to make a mark, and as they get more comfortable, they are going to earn more touches, and I think soon they'll be giving Marcus and his passing game a run for his money. Next one?"

"What's the news on your team? Any updates on Ackerman, or something else?"

"Obviously that is a tough situation that still hangs over our head. I'm told he is doing well, and right now his focus is on recovery. We've got a great team. We were able to move Rivers over to his route tree and his production exploded this week. It's tough, but this is football. The game goes on. Next question?"

"Do you have any comments about what else is happening in the league?"

"I touched on it briefly, but I was excited to see Rapid City lose this week. I mean, I'd like to see all 5 of our division rivals lose every week, haha, but sometimes that's not possible. I know I saw some sports outlets talking about Bloom's sophomore slump...but the Pride just put up 41 this week. We're going to treat him and the Pride like the offense threats they are. Anything else?"

"GM Bone, how do you build upon last week's win when you face St. Louis this week?"

"I had this one circled on our calendar, with our neighbors to the east coming to town. This one is a little matter of pride for us, as Missouri is our State. I think we can build on our success by creating pressure and turnovers. St. Louis gave up 6 turnovers this week, and that is something I think we can get close to replicating, especially after the havoc we created for Seattle this week. Does anyone have any further questions now?"

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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2802 on: March 18, 2018, 06:10:26 PM »





I think it's all starting to crumble in Rapid City... this could be our chance to seize the throne.
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« Reply #2803 on: March 18, 2018, 11:29:46 PM »
"I wouldn't count our chickens before they are hatched...but we're in a much better position than we were this time last week. We have a real chance to get ahead of Rapid City if they stumble again this week.

Let's talk about the game though. The one thing I am concerned about is that Marcus dropped back 62 times. I'm sure much of that was down to game flow or what, but that's unsustainable I think. QBs are suffering too many injuries already this season. Can you make an adjustment, or do you need a decision made for our lock-in?"

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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2804 on: March 18, 2018, 11:42:45 PM »





If you want to make a strong change, you'll need to reference it in your lock in.  We also were a lot more bold on 4th down this week, We felt confident in our aggressive approach.
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« Reply #2805 on: March 19, 2018, 07:23:12 PM »
"Well, it has only been one game...if it becomes a trend we'll explore some adjustments. It's time for our first in State game. Coach, let's get to work."

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« Reply #2806 on: March 26, 2018, 10:25:56 PM »
"Thank you for joining me. Sorry, it took me so long to get to the podium this evening. We just had a huge win over our in-state rivals, and it deserved a little bit of celebration in the locker room. I am really happy with the result. It was a great game top to bottom from our team. I'd like to take this opportunity to do something special. There will be a trophy to chronicle the Kansas City-St. Louis rivalry. The winner of the latest game will get ownership of the trophy, and all the bragging rights to go with it. The physical trophy hasn't been commissioned yet, but let the record show that Kansas City has the first win ever. I'm really happy to be a part of that. Okay, questions?"

"Hi GM Bone. Big news this week as the Alliance of American Football and XFL has emerged into the football world. What do you think about that?"

"Yeah big news huh? I have a couple of thoughts. First, this is great for the players, as more professional football teams means more roster spots. It probably means that no player has to retire due to lack of work. I know many other GMs are praising this...which seems odd to me. I figure the other GMs are praising the other league because they want a positive relationship with them, and are afraid to trash the league for fear of being 'blackballed' out of potential future deals. Did any other GM criticize the league? Because if we are being truthful as executives, and first and foremost I am the top executive of the Kansas City Bruins...this is bad for my organization. Three professional football leagues, plus our own minor league, means an oversaturation of the football product. Now, I'm not going to bore you with supply and demand economics.

Here's the bottom line. There are a finite number of football fans, and a finite amount of football dollars. Most of our fans save up their hard earned money for one jersey purchase a year, or one football game per year. Our fans show their loyalty through their dollars, and with more football teams to go around, there is a greater potential for fans to spend their dollars elsewhere. With that in mind, I want to reassure our fans that we are committed to bringing you the best football the Bruins have to offer, and I am humbled by the support we get from you every season.  If you choose to spend your loyalty on us, I want to make sure you are getting maximum value. I have an announcement. During Week 5 of the HIFL season with our home game against Lincoln, we will be discounting the cost of all team jerseys by 15%, both here in the stadium and online. If you've been waiting for the perfect time to grab your Marcus Mariota jersey, or your Douglas Fowler jersey...now is the time. We will post all the details of this sale to our team website.

Next question?"

"Well...GM Bone, what else around the league has caught your attention?"

"I do like that Rapid City has gone onto hifl.com, checked the standings, and realized that we are above them. That's a nice feeling. You know, I saw a headline that said "Bruins are confused by Coach Tarr's 11 4th down tries." But...I'm not? Coach Tarr was trying to win that game. At no point would he allow his team to give up, regardless of what the score was. I admire the fierceness our in-state rivals showed this week...and I look forward to sweeping the season series later this season. Anything else?"

"Hey GM Bone. You're up against Portland this week. What are your thoughts?"

"Thank you. It's a big game. Portland did something we were unable to do, beat Rapid City. That has got our attention. I think however we match up well against them. I don't think their secondary has enough talent to stop our pass catchers. Not because they aren't quality players...but because we just are so overwhelming in offensive talent. Quietly, our defense is having a good season, and I look forward to seeing them duel Steven Crawford. Any further questions?"

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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2807 on: March 26, 2018, 11:39:21 PM »





Strong win, just what we needed to prove we are the top of the food chain in this division.
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« Reply #2808 on: March 26, 2018, 11:48:28 PM »
"Not a bad way to start a rivalry either. With new football teams seemingly popping up around us daily, wins like this is going to keep our fans energized. I can't imagine we have any pressing issues right now, right?"

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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2809 on: March 27, 2018, 12:08:35 AM »
 





Correct.  Nothing concerning.
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« Reply #2810 on: March 27, 2018, 01:53:00 PM »
"Thanks Coach, I'll let you get to work."

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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2811 on: March 27, 2018, 01:59:47 PM »
IT HAS BEEN HANDLED BY THE MERCH DEPARTMENT
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« Reply #2812 on: March 27, 2018, 02:06:22 PM »
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« Reply #2813 on: April 10, 2018, 04:14:11 PM »
"Thank you for joining me. This is definitely not the result we were looking for this week. Not that any of our opponents are ever an easy win...but that we should have played much better than we had. It wasn't close. The game got away from us and we never got it back. Our defense was torched, our offense struggled to keep drives alive, and we kept gifting Portland with dumb penalties. Our guys should have played better, and they know they should have played better. My hope is after this week the guys in the locker room double down, and work twice as hard so we are not taking to task like this again. Any questions? Go ahead."

"Hi GM Bone. So, are you surprised at Portland, or any of your division rivals?"

"Thank you. I'm not surprised at any team in particular, as I think this division top to bottom, is the toughest in football. I am surprised that we all sit deadlocked at 2-2. No one has separated from the pack yet, and while to some organizations, it is encouraging, for us it's a little bit alarming, considering the high expectations we have of ourselves this season. Again, our division is tough, but I had hoped we would be able to make a statement and rise to the top early. Next question?"

"So, with where you are in the standings, is that a reflection of your team? Where do you think you should stand, and who is responsible for where you stand?"

"Are you asking if we are a 2 and 2 team? Yes, we've played like one. We've had some ugly games this season. As I said, we did have higher expectations than 2 and 2...but obviously our play reflects our standing. As for who is responsible, the long and short answer is me. This is my team, and I own every loss, just like I would every victory. That's not an excuse for the coaching staff or the players to breathe a sigh of relief, this is a sign that we are an organization of accountability, and that starts with me. We can be better, and we will. Next question?"

"Hey GM Bone, what is your biggest challenge this season, and who has most improved on your team?"

"Well, our biggest challenge is obvious, it is the rest of this division. These teams are tough, and the deadlocked standings reflect that. We all know off-season which 10 games we are guaranteed to have, and thus, which 10 games we need to be prepared for. At 2-2, it seems the entire division was prepared for that. As for a most improved player, that has to be Walter Rivers. I feel like I've been praising him a lot, but he has earned it. He has shown real growth this season, and that is what you as a Coach or a GM want to see out of your young players. I think it also shows that you don't need to be a 10-year veteran to make an impact on a team. You can do it really early in your career. Okay, one last question please?"

"You're up against Lincoln this week, what will be the toughest thing to prepare for?"

"Can I say Large Cox on TV? Hahaha. Lincoln has started out the year as the #3 offense in the league, and their passing game has really opened up under Bloom. We either have to stop them, or win in a shoot out. Stopping that passing attack will be difficult, especially since we will be down an important piece of our secondary. Someone is going to have to step up, and step up quickly to fill that void.

I thank the members of the media at this time, no further questions please."


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"Coach, I'm a little down this week. I feel this game was one of the, if not, the worst performance from our team in the last two seasons. We lost two, and even in victory, Seattle outplayed us. Yeah, I came down hard in the media, but hopefully that'll stamp out any complacency that might be lingering because of how well we played last season.

Obviously, the division is wide open, so I'm not suggesting we panic. I am suggesting we make sure that if we have to lose, that the other team has to fight for it until the end. I think four games is a good sample size, and it is time to start talking about adjustments. I hope the news out of Topeka is good, because we may need to reinforce our defense sooner rather than later. Do you have some ideas on adjustments though?"

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Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« Reply #2814 on: April 12, 2018, 11:43:45 AM »





Well it's tough defensively because we are middle of the pack in all statistical categories, but we are near the top in tackles for loss and turnovers forced.  I think with the loss of Goode, we're going to want to call up Patterson, I've heard good things about him from the minor league squad and even though he's not a physically dominant corner or an explosive turnover machine e's fast enough and athletic enough to contribute in the nickle right now.  He's still raw, but he has the upside that a free agent off of the street wouldn't offer.
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« Reply #2815 on: April 12, 2018, 10:30:04 PM »
"For the most part, middle of the pack defense that creates turnovers is fine and will keep us in more games than not. I'm really alarmed at how much Richards got torched, however. Rutherford and Gordon both ran by him on multiple occasions, and that can't continue to happen. What do you think, has he lost a step, or...?"

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« Reply #2816 on: April 15, 2018, 10:17:40 AM »





He definitely hasn't lost a step, but I think his big weaknesses are an overall lack of strength, and he lacks in the agility and endurance.. I honestly think he'd be a lot better at Strong Safety, which is where he played in college before Oakland moved him to corner.
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« Reply #2817 on: April 15, 2018, 10:57:37 AM »
"That might be something to consider.

After 4 games, is there any other player not playing to expectations? And any position you think we should reinforce from a player from Topeka?"

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« Reply #2818 on: April 15, 2018, 11:17:35 AM »





Edwards and Patterson are the only ones that spring to mind.  Our guards and tackles are playing great ball, which blocks Wood and Pleasant, while I feel like Michael Johnson needs to keep his development going down there.
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« Reply #2819 on: April 21, 2018, 08:47:19 AM »
"I'll check in with Topeka for a full assessment too. One moment Coach.

Miss Shay, can you ask Coach Johnson to join us?

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Coach thanks for coming up. In light of Sammual's injury, I'm going to make the move to call up Patterson. I also want to give him and the rest of the secondary additional practice time, so that they can learn to play together, and hopefully improve a little bit. Normally I wouldn't ask to alter any of your practice plans...but I think the situation calls for it. Are we on the same page?"

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« Reply #2820 on: April 23, 2018, 09:40:57 PM »
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« Reply #2821 on: April 23, 2018, 10:21:15 PM »
"Thanks, I'll let you know the specifics a little later."

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« Reply #2822 on: May 06, 2018, 04:01:37 PM »
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« Reply #2823 on: May 09, 2018, 05:06:08 PM »
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« Reply #2824 on: May 09, 2018, 10:34:22 PM »
"Thank you Director Doe. I'm going to be taking Patterson from you unfortunately. I am really impressed with what you've accomplished otherwise. Have a good day."

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