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« Reply #1900 on: July 26, 2018, 02:38:17 PM »
Fair enough. We'll live with it for now but I'll be keeping a close eye on it. I don't think there's anything else to discuss this week. Thank you, Coach.

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« Reply #1901 on: July 26, 2018, 02:39:03 PM »
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« Reply #1902 on: July 29, 2018, 07:15:25 PM »
S10 WEEK 11

1. Talk us through this week's game. What went wrong?  What went right?

After a difficult road stretch it's good to have a few good wins on the bounce now that we're back at home. The fans have really gotten behind us and it's made a big impact on our performances and our season. Sitting at 5-3 two weeks ago did have me a little concerned, particularly as it came off the back of 2 consecutive losses. We're now 7-3 and tied for first in the division once again. We played very well out there this week, and we needed to against a team as good as Lincoln. As I said last week, I love what GM Wrong is doing over there in Lincoln and he's definitely building a team that will be competitive for years to come. When I looked at the schedule at the start of the season this is one of the games I had down as one of our toughest so to see us dominate the way that we did is even more satisfying. We got out to an early lead and controlled the tempo of the game from here. This game was won because of the way we were able to move the chains and by the way our defence managed to put pressure on their o-line and backs. We made a few adjustments to the way we defend a couple of weeks back and I think we started to see the results in this game.
As for what went wrong... not a lot really. Another fumble is a little disappointing and giving up a few big plays was a concern but that's the trade-off we're having to accept as part of our new approach. Overall I'm very happy with the way we played this week.

2. Talk about any news your team is involved in this week, as well as what other news stories stood out to you this week?

I don't want to fall out with the press but you lot are making that very difficult with the way you keep going after my star players. I heard those ridiculous questions you were asking Glass and I'm not surprised he walked out on you. It was almost as disrespectful as the outrageous claims about Sasser after the Seattle game. What's more, the attack on Glass just goes to show that there are members of the media who simply do not understand football or what it's like for elite players in this league and the pressure they're put under. What angers me even more, though, is that he didn't even have a bad game. In fact, I thought Glass performed well. 5 tackles and an intereception is a pretty good game for a CB in my view. Particularly when you also consider the injury to Moya during the game and the added pressure that put on the lads around him. People may point at Hodge's numbers in that game but let's face it, he's Michael Hodge. He's going to put up big numbers on anyone but, most importantly of all, Alfred Glass stopped him from scoring a single TD. I expect all of you to be more respectful in future if you want to continue to get access to my players.

The only other thing I want to talk about this week is the ludicrous contract given to the rookie this week. I don't care how good he might be in the future, if you want a contract like that you need to earn it through your performances on the field over an extended period. Again, you lot in the press are trying to inflate the market for 2nd year players by claiming that contract is going to change everything. It isn't. Teams have paid stupid money before, Seattle in previous years for example. It's nothing new and it won't change anything.

3. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

We host Long Beach this coming week. They're in a difficult period at the moment having just sacked their GM and having traded away key assets. That doesn't make this an easy game. They still have some quality players there and each of them will be fighting for a place in the next GM's plans or for their escape routes. It's very easy to get complacent against teams in that position and that's going to be the thing we need to focus on most. We can't sleep on anyone. If we can go into the divisional games at 8-3 and on a 3 game winning streak we'll be set up very well to make the playoffs. Slip up here and it's 7-4 with momentum killed. We definitely have the ability to win this game but we have to make sure we want it more too.

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Re: TEAM : DC COBRAS
« Reply #1903 on: July 29, 2018, 10:21:49 PM »





Last game before divisional play kicks back off... time to crush Long Beach.
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« Reply #1904 on: July 30, 2018, 03:49:06 AM »
That's the plan. Cleveland are still very strong, St Paul are having their classic second half bounce and Michigan have some direction again now. Even with Milwaukee and New Jersey struggling it's still going to be vital to win this week to set ourselves up for a very tough run-in. That's made a little more difficult by losing Moya for the rest of the season. I don't think there's much point putting him on IR. tell me about Morrell. Will we need to change the system to accommodate him or can he slot into the man coverage we run?

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« Reply #1905 on: July 30, 2018, 11:32:41 AM »
 





Morrell is a good hand, he's been in my system for the past 3+ years now, and while he's not as dynamic, he's got the skills to play when called upon.  He's still developing into a well rounded FS, but he has a little bit of flexibility to him that I like.
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« Reply #1906 on: July 30, 2018, 01:34:22 PM »
That's very encouraging to hear. We'll just slot him in and keep doing what we're doing. Before I go to visit Moya at the hospital, I just wanted to ask some advice for the all star day. Ive picked all but one of our representatives. All I need to know now is who our fastest player is.

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« Reply #1907 on: July 30, 2018, 01:48:00 PM »
 





Either Chris Johnson or Alfred Glass.
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« Reply #1908 on: August 02, 2018, 03:30:36 AM »
Thanks Coach. I'll let you get back to work. No changes this week, other than Morrell for Moya of course.
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Lolly, could you please send a message to Eric Moya for me? Let him know we're all devastated to see him get injured like that in his rookie year, that we're all wishing him a speedy recovery and that the lads are all determined to make sure he has some games to play in the postseason when he recovers. Also let him know I'll come visit next week after he's had the op and time with his family.

Finally, could you ask Larry Morrell to come and see me please.
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Larry, take a seat. I'll try not to keep you long. As I'm sure you're aware, we're going to be starting you for the next 4,5,6 games. It was always a toss up between you and Eric for the starting spot at the start of the season anyway. The scouts said he had something special but Coach Farmer has been saying very positive things about you. I made the choice to go with Eric but these next games are your chance to prove me wrong and Coach right. I know you didn't want to get the opportunity this way but it's here now so I hope you take it.

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« Reply #1909 on: August 02, 2018, 08:34:18 AM »
 





  I'll play hard and give it everything I've got, like I always do. 
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« Reply #1910 on: August 02, 2018, 09:00:43 AM »
Excellent, I knew you would. Could you please take this sheet down to Coach Farmer when you head back.

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« Reply #1911 on: August 04, 2018, 07:55:22 PM »
S10 WEEK 12 / 13

1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

This week was a very good win for us. We finally turned our dominance into points and gained a convincing victory. Defensively we were very strong this week and put Long Beach under a lot of pressure. Keeping them to 3 third down conversions allowed us to take control and it set our offence up for the best performance of the season. Rizzo was almost flawless in his passing and Myers and Houser linked up brilliantly with him. Our run game was pretty much unstoppable, too with 3 TDs spread between 3 of our backs. It was good to see Carmazzi get out there for a few snaps and go 2 for 2 as well. Overall this was the kind of performance I've always known this team is capable of and I hope it will inspire the lads to the same again when we face our divisional rivals over the coming weeks. At 8-3 we're in a great position heading into the run-in.

2. What did you think of the All-Star skills challenges? 

It was something a bit different and a way for the players to show off. They seemed to have a lot of fun doing it and the fans seemed to enjoy it too. Beyond that I'd not read too much into it. I was just disappointed to see a few of the guys from the other teams taking the wrong approach to it and taking the whole thing far too seriously. Some ugly scenes out there that were simply uncalled for. I hope the GMs of those players are suitably embarrassed.

3. What did you think of the All-Star Game itself?

The game itself was excellent. A brilliant showcase for the league and one I thoroughly enjoyed. What I enjoyed even more was seeing our conference come out on top and the DC representatives showing the rest of the league how it's done. I do need to single out Larry Stevens though for his MVP performance. That's what we've been seeing from him week in and week out so I'm happy he was able to show those who don't watch DC football what they've been missing out on. To those fans I'd like to say that we have 5 more games to play this season so there's plenty of DC football left to watch.

4. With the Minor League Call Up Window here once again, do you plan on calling up any players?

The answer is the same this week as it was last time. I have no intention of calling anyone up and I won't have any the next time you ask either. These lads are in the development league in order to develop.

5. Talk about your game this upcoming week, and how do you feel about the final five games of the regular season?

This week we travel to St Paul in what is going to be one of the toughest games of the season. GM Gooch is a great GM and once again he seems to have found a way to turn their season around. Their victory against the Scorpions, a team that was almost unbeatable so far, was very impressive. If we're able to slow down their run and keep our backs protected we've got a good chance of getting a very important win this week though. After a 4-1 start we needed to go 4-2 to give ourselves a shot at the playoffs. 3 wins should do it now but that's going to be tough against the teams in this division. Still, I don't think any of the others will be looking forward to playing us and we'll be aiming to win every game from here until our season ends.

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« Reply #1912 on: August 04, 2018, 08:10:30 PM »
"What is your take on GM Eli and Ace Profits feud?  As a former Cleveland GM, did you ever encounter anything similar?"
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« Reply #1913 on: August 06, 2018, 03:39:24 AM »
I don't want to say too much on this as I don't think it's my place to talk about my former teams. My name isn't Jon. What I will say is that's it's been very disappointing to see it all played out so publicly on Twitter. I think what we have here is a failure to communicate. you can't say either side of it comes out well. Owners shouldn't meddle in team affairs and shouldn't really be criticising players in public. At the same time, the GM and players need to show the owner the respect owed to their employer. I had a few disagreements with Mr Profits during my time working for him but you in the media never heard about them because they were handled in private. That's where they'll stay too.

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« Reply #1914 on: August 06, 2018, 01:56:10 PM »





Smart answer..  The team is pumped that Larry won Defensive MVP of the All-Star game, but like always he's playing it off as a team effort..  Love that guy.
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« Reply #1915 on: August 06, 2018, 03:38:23 PM »
That man is just pure class. A great example to the rest of the team.

I'm hoping we can carry that positivity into this next game. It's a huge one. If we can beat St Paul and Cleveland I think we have the division sewn up. That's definitely made more difficult without Herzog. I'm going to speak to Coach Thompson about that but I had a wild idea I wanted to run past you. How much of a stretch would it be for a LB to play TE?

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« Reply #1916 on: August 06, 2018, 09:15:45 PM »





That's definitely a wild idea, who were you thinking about?
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« Reply #1917 on: August 07, 2018, 02:34:49 AM »
Obviously we'll play Brooks at TE 1 but in the 2 TE formation I was thinking of using Schofield as the second TE. He has the closest build for a TE but how are his hands? Or is this just a terrible idea? My other thought was Taco Tipton.

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« Reply #1918 on: August 08, 2018, 08:32:24 AM »
 





It might just be a little too far outside the box. I don't think we can actually slot him in the depth chart there without changing his position.
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« Reply #1919 on: August 08, 2018, 01:03:26 PM »
Fair enough. We'll bin that idea then. Thank you Coach. I'll let you get back to it.
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Coach, well done against Long Beach. The offence has looked more incisive lately so I'm hoping the changes we made on defence are paying off. Now, with Herzog out for the season we need cover at TE. Brooks obviously goes to TE 1 but do you like a RB or lineman as cover at TE2? I'm thinking Whaley, Schiller or Broyles.

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« Reply #1920 on: August 08, 2018, 11:09:44 PM »





I think of all of them fools, Whaley would be the best.
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« Reply #1921 on: August 10, 2018, 03:56:06 AM »
We'll do that then. Thanks Coach.

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