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« Reply #2300 on: October 14, 2019, 06:13:38 PM »
If we can take the intensity from the second half into the first we'd find things so much easier. It potentially suggests our offence works better when we pass more on early downs. Though perhaps it just shows we're more effective when we wear down the opposition. What I do know is that not managing to even punt the ball as far as the first down marker doesn't help. Edwards did well for us last year but his performances this year aren't good enough. My initial instinct was to cut him but this is your team. Do you think giving him the proverbial kick up the arse will give him what he needs to be better?
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« Reply #2301 on: October 15, 2019, 02:53:14 PM »






I say give him the ass-chewing and if he doesnt round out next week we cut him and try to sign Maurice Alcala.  He was great for San Antonio for a few years then hasn't been signed since because of how little most people care about punters.

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« Reply #2302 on: October 16, 2019, 05:31:30 PM »
Right, I'll read him the riot act then and see if that does the trick. Another performance like that and he's gone though. We're building to win titles here. I'll speak to Coach Prince about small tweaks to our offence but I'm not looking to make sweeping changes at this point. Thank you Coach.
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« Reply #2303 on: October 17, 2019, 11:47:18 PM »
 





Its been frustrating, feeling like I'm not getting my best kicks out there.

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« Reply #2304 on: October 18, 2019, 05:27:46 AM »
I'm glad you're frustrated... it shows you're not deluded at least. Not getting your best kicks is a bit of a bloody understatement though. Last year you had 20 kicks in the opposition 20 which was pretty good. So far this year you have none and your average is below 45yards per kick. I expect my players to get better after every game but your performances have clearly gotten worse. Quite frankly it isn't good enough. You're not only letting yourself down or letting me down but, more importantly, you're letting your teammates down. You have 1 job and that is to kick the ball as far away from our goal line as possible. Every time you kick some little 30 yard chip shot you give the opposition great field position and put the lads on defence on the back foot straight away. In our last game you had 2 kicks like that which were quickly converted into TDs. That just makes everyone's jobs that much harder and it's unacceptable. This is the only warning you are going to get. You showed last year that you are better than this. That's why you're getting this chance. Get your head out of your arse and do your job or you'll soon find yourself sitting at home watching someone else doing it. Now get back to practice. You clearly have a lot of work to do.
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Coach, we seem to be starting very slowly and then coming out with great intensity in the second half. Are you tweaking ratios or tempo for the second half or is it a result of us wearing the opposition down during the first half?
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« Reply #2305 on: October 19, 2019, 11:04:26 PM »
 





We're always toying with the ratios in micro movements but nothing different in the second half than it is in the first. ...I think we're just wearing teams down and we settle in.

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« Reply #2306 on: October 20, 2019, 12:25:31 PM »
I'm giving some thought to moving towards a 50:50 ratio, particularly when we get Young back. Winnipeg have struggled to contain the run these past few weeks though so I'd like to leave the ratios alone for now. Daley isn't know for his running and he scored a 61yard TD against them last week so I'd like to see Urban carry a few himself too. Other than that let's play as normal and hope Edwards can get us better field position when we need him to.


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« Reply #2307 on: October 26, 2019, 06:22:37 AM »
SEASON 12 - WEEK 4

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

The biggest takeaway is that Sasser is worth every cent we pay him. If you want somebody to come and get you the points to win the game he's that man. A rather simple kick for him this time but it gives the team so much confidence knowing he can be relied on when the game is on the line. I don't single players out in public so make of that what you will.

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?

If we keep winning 3 out of 4 this season then the playoffs will be returning to DC. It's a good start and a very good platform to build from but what is probably most worrying for our rivals is that we've achieved that record without really playing particularly well. We haven't clicked yet offensively and we need to work on that, though having John Young come back is going to add a something different to our attack. We're running the ball well in a league where that is becoming more difficult and that's helping us to wear the opposition down but we need our passing game to better take advantage. Urban is very inexperienced still but has all of the attributes to be a superstar so we need to work out how to help him reach that potential. I'm confident it will all come together and when it does there won't be many teams who can keep up with us.
Our biggest strength, and the reason we've got this platform that we do, has been our defence. These lads play with such intensity and heart it is inspiring to watch. They keep being put into difficult positions by some awful punting and yet they are still making it very hard for teams to score. I had some concerns about the fact that this is basically an all new secondary but those lads have already built a good understanding and that will only improve with each game they play together. All credit goes to the coaching staff for that. They've built a system that the players all buy into and we're getting our rewards for that.
Overall I'm pleased but there is a still room for improvement.

3. Which players around the league are really catching your eye this season both for the good and the bad?
 
The player who catches the eye, and it's a boring choice, has to be Ortega. He's having an outstanding season and already looks set to break records this year. We seem to say that every year with him. It's almost like he's playing a different game to everyone else.
The player who stands out as being disappointing, and I only say this because of his own high standards, is Ezekiel Elliott. He's a fantastic player but that Franchise offence doesn't seem to suit him. If he's looking for a move to spark his form back into life I'd love to see him play alongside Mixon and Johnson here. Can you imagine that?

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

This is a very important game for us. We need to be winning our home divisional games and we've already dropped one against Cleveland. St Paul are a team a lot of people wrote off before the season but they have been a lot better than the ridiculous ESPN rankings, which goes to show how reliable those were. They have the ability to make plays in the secondary and their offence has some great weapons we're going to have to be careful of. That pairing at RB is one of the best in the league but then they also have guys like Ramos at WR who will hurt you if you stack the box. To win this we need to win the battle on the ground and we need to get to Kitchen early. Those are our strengths so I have confidence we can send our fans home happy.

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

It's not really surprising after his media campaign to get GM Tom fired. It makes sense for that organisation as well. Those players are too good to be that bad and Kirk has a history of success so it'll likely be a very good match. Assuming he doesn't throw his toys out of the pram again.
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« Reply #2308 on: October 27, 2019, 11:29:29 AM »
 





I share your frustrations with the offense bro, but another win in the books and Sasser has the game winner in all three..  That's Clutch bro.

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« Reply #2309 on: October 27, 2019, 03:36:42 PM »
Absolutely. That man is a machine. If I'm still here when he retires I'll make sure his number gets retired. I'd be much happier if he was kicking extra points more often and not being asked to kick so many game winners. I know offence isn't your thing but I'd still like your view on this. Obviously the first move I'm making is to replace the punter. I challenged him to do better and I think that was possibly his worst performance yet. After that we need to look at our passing game. With a legendary former QB as OC I'm surprised that's where we're struggling. Are we being too conservative using Myers and Pike as our starting WRs?
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« Reply #2310 on: October 28, 2019, 05:55:01 PM »
 





My opinion is that Myers is no longer the dynamic weapon as he used to be, and Pike is just a complimentary piece.  He's not showing enough to be more than a possession guy.

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« Reply #2311 on: October 29, 2019, 05:08:11 AM »
There's certainly a place for those types of receivers, particularly on 3rd down or in the red zone, but I do think we need something else to kickstart our passing. I'll discuss it with Coach Prince. Defensively we're doing really well but I wanted your thoughts on our DEs. We're paying Douglas a lot of money but not really using him. Is it worth maybe using him in the nickel set?
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« Reply #2312 on: October 30, 2019, 12:16:16 PM »





If that is what you want to do, just tell me who to swap him out with.

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« Reply #2313 on: October 30, 2019, 04:15:31 PM »
I think we try him for McLaughlin and see how he gets on. I don't want to make sweeping changes to something that's working so well but his ability to penetrate into the backfield last year was too good not to take advantage of.
One final thing before I move on and sort out the punter situation. Ramos, how do we counter him? Do we have a CB who matches up with him particularly well? Is it worth sticking our fastest guy on him to try and limit the damage he can do? I don't want to make sweeping changes but I really don't want Ramos putting up over 150 yards on us like he has in every game so far.
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« Reply #2314 on: November 03, 2019, 10:08:31 AM »
 





We definitely want Johnson on him ideally. 

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« Reply #2315 on: November 03, 2019, 12:18:38 PM »
We'll leave things as they are then. Thank you for your input, Coach. I'll get the punter situation sorted now.
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« Reply #2316 on: November 03, 2019, 04:31:42 PM »
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« Reply #2317 on: November 03, 2019, 06:46:45 PM »
Always a pleasure.
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With John Young back from suspension this week I think it's the right time to take a look at how we're using our WRs. Right now I believe we have the worst passer rating in the league and we're not getting much production out of our passing game. I personally don't think it's a problem with Urban. I think it's likely down to Myers and Pike both being possession receivers and neither really having that ability to turn a short or medium catch into a big gain. Obviously Young gives us that and I think we've seen Elrod show ability there as well. I suppose the question is, where do we slot Young in and who does he play with? My gut is to put Young in at WR 1 and to leave Elrod in the slot but picking between Pike and Myers is where I'm struggling. If you think I'm completely wrong though do tell me.
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« Reply #2318 on: November 03, 2019, 10:21:34 PM »
 





I think you're on the right track but I'd like to have some sets where we flip Elrod and Young so we get Young in the slot at times, not as much but occasionally.  I'd still lean to Myers as the other WR, but we could try to work both in and see if anyone steps up.

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« Reply #2319 on: November 05, 2019, 04:56:10 AM »
Love the idea of moving Young on different sets. Did you have particular sets in mind? Also, if we're using 4wr sets in 3rd and long or in the red zone then we should definitely be using Pike in those up against guys who aren't natural corners. He should be able to out jump most defenders and we know we can rely on his hands so he'll give us a different option and I think we'd get better results in those situations.
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« Reply #2320 on: November 07, 2019, 11:55:04 PM »
 





We don't go full-4 Wide very often, but I'll make that adjustment for sure.

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« Reply #2321 on: November 09, 2019, 08:58:29 AM »
Great, thank you. I will let you handle the strategy changes as you see best, along the lines of what we've discussed of course. Could you send John Young up to see me when you get back down to practice please?
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« Reply #2322 on: November 09, 2019, 10:30:23 AM »





I've got a lot to prove to silence these haters, but I'm def about to make them look like fools.

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« Reply #2323 on: November 09, 2019, 01:56:51 PM »
Excellent stuff, I look forward to seeing it. You're going to be our number 1 wide receiver from this week so you'll get every chance to do it.
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« Reply #2324 on: November 10, 2019, 09:18:46 AM »
SEASON 12 - WEEK 5

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

The biggest takeaway is easy, the spectacular return of John Young and his partnership with Urban Hemsworth. These two linked up very well last season so I'm delighted to see them linking up so well on John's return. There has been a lot of talk about Max Ramos this season but that's only because John hasn't been playing. Going head to head there was only one winner this week. 2 receptions for 155 yards and 2 TDs is something else and I'm looking forward to seeing how this offence comes together now that we have all of our players back. There are still a few things we need to iron out but we have a real homerun threat which means teams can't go all out to stop our run and that frees us up to play the game we want to. You could see that this week already with the way Mixon and Johnson were able to run through St Paul. It wasn't a perfect performance. We didn't control the time of possession, we weren't getting enough first downs and our 3rd down conversion rate has to get better but I'm happy with how ruthless we were this week.
The other major takeaway is the season ending injury to Larry Stevens. It's a huge blow to the team. Not only is he the heart of the defence but he's one of the key figures in the organisation. Sure we'll miss his tackles but I expect the others who come in to step up and fill that hole. It's his leadership and his drive that we'll miss most. I'm sure he'll be right back on the sidelines as soon as he can be to help guide this team. Before you ask, no I'm not going to be as irresponsible as GM Franchise and risk a player's career and even his long term health by trying to rush Stevens back early. We will be listening to the doctors and making sure he is healed up properly before bringing him back in.

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

I think it's great news for not only the league but for the sport as a whole. The GMs have been discussing the possibility of international expansion this season so I'm sure you'll hear most of us have only positive things to say about it. Taking this league overseas allows us to tap into those markets that have previously been ignored and that can only be good for the fans, the owners and the players. I used to play professional "soccer" in London so I'm particularly pleased to see a franchise expanding to that city. The return of the Pearl Harbor Predators, the team I started my GM career with, is also particularly pleasing. Those fans were great to me and the team and they deserve to have top level football there. I loved living out there as well so it's a very good place to be a GM and I look forward to seeing how that team progresses. I know a few of you in the press are going to try and stir up some trouble, particularly when I don't have a long term contract tying me to the Cobras. However I want to make it absolutely clear that despite the fact that I am only managing here on a year by year basis, I'm committed to this project here in DC so I won't be the one leading either of those franchises but I wish the best of luck to whoever is fortunate enough to win those jobs.

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

This week's game feels like a more familiar place for me to be in. Fighting with GM Powers to see who tops the division is what I was used to in Cleveland and it's where the DC Cobras should be. Regardless of the opponent, winning the game right before the bye week is always important as you want to be going into your break with that sense of confidence which allows everyone to take a breath and get focused for the next period of games. There's also a huge psychological difference between being 5-1 or 4-2. What makes it even more important is that we're up against a team trying to achieve that exact same thing. The losing team this week will be looking to try and catch up and I want to make sure that's Michigan doing that rather than us. To do that we need to make sure we block up the running lanes and limit the damage Allen can do, then we need to find a way to contain Giovanni Hill. I've had success in the past in doing that by sitting back in coverage but that's not in the DNA of this team so it's going to be vital that whenever we do get to Hill that we make it count. He's one of those slippery QBs who is a nightmare to try and rush but if we can force him into rushing things we know we have the playmakers in the secondary to capitalise on any mistakes. This is our sternest test so far but I'm confident we can step up and it should be an intriguing, if not particularly exciting, game this week. I'm looking forward to it.
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« Reply #2325 on: November 10, 2019, 09:49:39 PM »
 





Losing Larry for the season... I think I'm going to be sick.

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« Reply #2326 on: November 11, 2019, 02:19:31 PM »
Hearing that news was like being kicked in the balls by Sasser. My gut says put Wright in the middle and bring Johnson in but how's Kyrgios developing?
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« Reply #2327 on: November 11, 2019, 07:50:59 PM »
 





He's starting to reach his ceiling I think.  He's still behind Johnson in overall skill and they are very similar players. I'd go with Johnson, he's a better tackler.

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« Reply #2328 on: November 12, 2019, 06:11:53 AM »
Ok, we'll do that then. I suppose the other question is how we try to replace his leadership in the defence. Obviously Larry is going to still be a captain off the field but we need a new captain on the field. Is there anyone in the secondary with leadership traits that stand out to you? Moya and Blais seem to be leading by example but do either stand out as captain material to you?
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« Reply #2329 on: November 12, 2019, 09:45:44 PM »
 





Philip Johnson is a phenomenal leader.

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Re: TEAM : DC COBRAS
« Reply #2330 on: November 13, 2019, 05:12:02 PM »
That answers that then. I know losing Larry is going to hurt our defence a lot but our secondary has been doing a great job of turning the ball over and with Douglas stepping up last week I'm confident we can get the penetration we need to halt Allen and get to Hill. Putting him down is the hard bit but if we can get him to rush a few passes we should be in a good place. I don't think we should be changing anything else anyway. I'm going to head off to the hospital to speak to Larry so I'll let you get on with your preparations. Thank you Coach.
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Hi Larry, awful to see you get hurt like that. I can't even imagine what it must be like for you right now. I just wanted to stop by and let you know the whole organisation is thinking of you and want to see you back on your feet as soon as possible. Don't rush yourself though. Everyone is going to be working as hard as we can to make sure you're returning to a successful team when you do get back. Don't worry either, injury or not you're still the captain of this team and that's not going to change. Johnson will be named captain out on the field but as soon as you're up to it I'd like to see you back in the locker room and on the sidelines to help guide the lads. In the meantime, focus on your recovery and know the lads aren't going to let you down.
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