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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #950 on: October 23, 2018, 05:21:54 PM »





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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #951 on: October 23, 2018, 05:39:02 PM »
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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #952 on: October 23, 2018, 08:05:20 PM »



"Ivanka, we have signed all of our draft picks and are now ready for our updated report."

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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #953 on: October 23, 2018, 08:23:59 PM »
ENTERING UDFA / UFA TEAM UPDATE


REQUIRED POSITIONS NEEDS: 1 RB, 1 P

OPTIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2 Flex

MINOR LEAGUE POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 9

SALARY CAP AVAILABLE: 900K

BONUS POOL AVAILABLE: 6.75MM

MINOR LEAGUE SALARY AVAILABLE: 10MM
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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #954 on: October 30, 2018, 12:12:10 AM »



"Ivanka, could you contact Amber Molina and let her know we'd like to sign her client, Terry Werner, to a 1 year, 750K contract with 250K in signing bonus? Thank you."

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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #955 on: October 30, 2018, 11:25:47 AM »
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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #956 on: October 30, 2018, 01:09:28 PM »



"Thanks Amber, pleasure working with you as always."

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"Ivanka, could you get Mike Maker on the line for me."

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"Mike, got something that I want to discuss with you. Over the past few days I've made some roster moves to enable us to keep Doug Cato on the squad. However, with the acquisition of Glenn Totten that leaves Doug in a backup role. Now, I've got one final move to make to balance our salary cap that will enable us to keep Doug on the roster. But I wanted to come to you before I make any final moves. There's a few options left on the table. Since Doug has been a part of this organization I want to show him some loyalty and not just outright amnesty him, unless that is what you want. I've sought a trade, but at this point haven't had anyone make any offers. Now, again, I'm happy to move another piece to make sure he has a spot on this squad but again, it will be in a back up role. Essentially what I'm asking of you is which direction would you and your client like for us to go? Do you want me to let him go so that he could, potentially, find playing time on another team? Or hold tight for now?"

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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #957 on: October 30, 2018, 01:20:29 PM »





I like that you came to me first, I appreciate that.  Doug is fine working as a back up and trying to get some rotation minutes if guys get tired or hurt.  If you can keep him on the roster, he's happy to be here.
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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #958 on: October 30, 2018, 01:25:00 PM »



"Good, we'll keep him on the roster then. If something happens in the season where I need to manipulate the cap I may need to use the amnesty clause on him to free up the cap space, but if I can keep him here that is what I prefer to do. Thanks for taking the call, Mike. Good luck to you and the rest of your clients this off season."

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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #959 on: October 30, 2018, 01:36:40 PM »





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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #960 on: October 30, 2018, 05:10:39 PM »
TEAM CAPTAINS
1. Caleb Smoak
2. Ezekiel Elliot
3. Dale Hardaway
4. Matthew Alvarado
5. Burton McAllister
6. Eugene McReynolds



MINI-CAMP ASSIGNMENTS

OFFENSE:
Andres Henry - Hands
Cody Northstar - Accuracy
John Ragland - Agility

DEFENSE:
Jerry Worthington - Tackling
James Blodgett - IQ
Carl McConnell - Tackling



MASTER DEPTH CHART

QB- Caleb Smoak
QB2- Cody Northstar

RB1- Ezekiel Elliot
RB2- Charlie Davis
RB3- Jeffrey Perryman
RB4- Lance Alley

FB- Jesus Judge

TE1- Charles McGhee
TE2- Ryan Smith

WR1- Eugene McReynolds
WR2- Andres Henry
WR3- Henry Golden
WR4- Terry Werner
WR5- John Ragland

OT1- Dale Hardaway
OT2- Dwayne Anderson

OG1- Richard Acuna
OG2- Paris Davis

C1- Dale Hooker
C2- Richard Shelby

DT1- Jerry Worthington
DT2- Glenn Totten
DT3- Doug Cato

DE1- Carl McConnell
DE2- Mark Hunt
DE3- Marcus LaRoche

LB1- Stephen Cotter
LB2- Matthew Alvarado
LB3- James Blodgett
LB4- William Fulcher

CB1- Burton McAllister
CB2- Rodney Greenwood
CB3- Ronnie Paige
CB4- Kenneth Daugherty

FS1- Matthew Graham
FS2- Devon Kruse
SS1- Carl Hawkins
SS2- Denny Murphy


K- Jorge D’Angelo
P- Olen Stewart
KR1- Henry Golden
KR2- Jeffrey Perryman




ADDITIONAL DEPTH CHARTS

I-FORMATION & PRO SET
QB- Caleb Smoak
RB- Ezekiel Elliot
FB- Jesus Judge
TE- Charles McGhee
LWR- Eugene McReynolds
RWR- Andres Henry
LT- Dale Hardaway
LG- Richard Acuna
C- Dale Hooker
RG- Paris Davis
RT- Dwayne Anderson

SHOTGUN & SPREAD
QB- Caleb Smoak
RB- Ezekiel Elliot
TE- Charles McGhee
LWR- Eugene McReynolds
RWR- Andres Henry
SWR- Henry Golden
LT- Dale Hardaway
LG- Richard Acuna
C- Dale Hooker
RG- Paris Davis
RT- Dwayne Anderson

4-3 DEFENSE
LDE- Carl McConnell
RDE- Mark Hunt
LDT- Jerry Worthington
RDT- Glenn Totten
MLB- Stephen Cotter
SLB- James Blodgett
WLB- Matthew Alvarado
LCB- Burton McAllister
RCB- Rodney Greenwood
FS- Matthew Graham
SS- Carl Hawkins

3-4 DEFENSE
LDT- Carl McConnell
NT- Jerry Worthington
RDT- Mark Hunt
LOLB- James Blodgett
LILB- Matthew Alvarado
RILB- Stephen Cotter
ROLB- William Fulcher
LCB- Burton McAllister
RCB- Rodney Greenwood
FS- Matthew Graham
SS- Carl Hawkins

NICKLE DEFENSE
LDE- Carl McConnell
RDE- Mark Hunt
LDT- Jerry Worthington
RDT- Glenn Totten
MLB- Stephen Cotter
SLB- Matthew Alvarado
LCB- Burton McAllister
RCB- Rodney Greenwood
NB- Ronnie Paige
FS- Matthew Graham
SS- Carl Hawkins

3-3-5 DEFENSE
LDT- Carl McConnell
NT- Jerry Worthington
RDT- Mark Hunt
LLB- Matthew Alvarado
MLB- Stephen Cotter
RLB- James Blodgett
LCB- Burton McAllister
RCB- Rodney Greenwood
NB- Ronnie Paige
FS- Matthew Graham
SS- Carl Hawkins

DIME DEFENSE
LDE- Carl McConnell
RDE- Mark Hunt
LDT- Jerry Worthington
RDT- Glenn Totten
MLB- Stephen Cotter
LCB- Burton McAllister
RCB- Rodney Greenwood
NB1- Ronnie Paige
NB2- Devon Kruse
FS- Matthew Graham
SS- Carl Hawkins

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Jorge D’Angelo
P- Olen Stewart
KR1- Henry Golden
KR2- Jeffrey Perryman
PR1- Henry Golden
PR2- Jeffrey Perryman




STRATEGY


OFFENSE
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Tempo: Fast
Passing Focus: Balanced
Pass To: Balanced
Primary Receiver: Eugene McReynolds
Running Focus: Balanced
Running Backs: Balanced
Backfield Focus: Bell Cow - Ezekiel Elliot
Tight End Focus: Mixed

DEFENSE
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Primary Coverage: Mixed
D-Line Focus: Balanced
Linebacker Focus: Balanced
Player Radio: Matthew Alvarado
Match CBs to WRs?: No


Playing Time: Mostly Starters




PLAY CALLING


OFFENSE RUN/PASS RATIO

Play Caller: Offensive Coordinator
Run/Pass ratio coaches decision.

DEFENSE BLITZ RATIO

Play Caller: Defensive Coordinator
Blitz Ratio coaches decision.



PR CAMPAIGNS

$500K Caleb Smoak: “You Got Smoak’d”
$250K - Social media marketing campaign primarily on the team’s twitter and instagram account highlighting the biggest plays of the season, with a voice over that taunts the defender he shrugged off, or beat with a perfect pass, using the words “You Got Smoak’d”

$250K - Any home game in which Caleb throws for two or more touchdowns will allow fans to use their ticket for five dollars off their bill (during a future visit) at the stadiums premium restaurant, Calebs Smoak House, that was opened two seasons ago.

$500K Ezekiel Elliot: “Ezekiel’s Exchange”
Similar to the popular TED Talks, Ezekiels Exchange will focus on bringing in the brightest minds in numerous fields to speak on education, business, science, technology, creativity and athletics at various inner city schools within the greater Cleveland area, with the focus being on encouraging the young people to strive to achieve whatever their dreams are. These “exchanges” will be hosted by Ezekiel Elliot himself.

$250K Eugene McReynolds: “Dragon Slayer”
A series of various t-shirts released in the Mustangs team shop featuring pictures of Eugene McReynolds making his biggest catches against his former team, the New Jersey Dragons. While the pictures will vary on the front of the shirt, on the back of each t-shirt will be a list of his massive performances against the Dragons since becoming a Cleveland Mustang.

$500K Jerry Worthington: “Worth It”
An episodic series released on the teams website featuring the 2nd overall draft pick in the most recent draft highlighting big moments like his reaction when he was drafted, signing his contract, the first time he walked into the Mustangs facilities as a member of the organization, picking out his jersey number, and other big moments that occur throughout the new starting defensive tackle’s rookie season, all of which point to him being “worth” his selection at the 2nd overall pick.

$250K Matthew Alvarado: “Mister Blue Collar”
Matthew Alvarado has been a mainstay in the High Impact Football League for many years now. Throughout his career he has carried himself with a blue collar, take your lunch pail to work and bust your ass doing your job day in and day out. With that in mind, the Cleveland Mustangs will dedicate one home game where the first five thousand kids ages twelve and under who enter the stadium will receive a “Mister Blue Collar” lunch pail decorated in Mustangs color, but with a depiction of the old factory city backdrop of Cleveland, and a picture of Matthew Alvarado front and center in his mustangs uniform.

$250K Matthew Graham: “Going Gra-HAM”
A half-time event at home games for two lucky fans who have the chance to compete against Matthew Graham in a Cleveland Mustangs trivia challenge. A series of Cleveland Mustangs trivia questions focusing on the teams history will pre-recorded with Graham. Those questions will be asked to the two fans one by one, with Graham’s answers being shown on the video screen after the fans answer. If the fans manage to outscore the free safety, or “go gra-HAM” they’ll be awarded with a Matthew Graham autographed jersey and two free tickets to the next Mustangs home game.



MUSICAL LICENSES

1. Friction (Imagine Dragons) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0aoh363PI4
Played just prior to the start of the fourth quarter with a video package of various Mustang players with the goal of hyping up the Mustangs players while also putting pressure on the visiting team.


2. Nonstop (Drake) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNpGNykVZ6U
Played whenever the Mustangs score a touchdown. A celebratory song designed to remind that, with the offense that the Mustangs have, the scoring doesn’t ever stop.


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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #961 on: November 04, 2018, 01:26:09 PM »






Hello GM Eli, attached is the report from Training Camp. I will update you on how the PR was received once everyone returns to the office.
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« Reply #962 on: November 20, 2018, 08:58:53 PM »



"Well, it's good to be back in front of you all again after a hectic off season. It seems to have gone by a lot more quickly than I expected it to but regardless, here we are, looking forward to another season here in Cleveland. I don't have too much else to add to that so lets get to your questions, shall we?"

Use three words to classify how your off-season went, and explain.

"The first word I would use is change. Obviously you all are aware that we terminated the contract of Coach Marshal Roy. We're grateful for the time and the effort the put into this franchise but felt it was best to move in a different direction. To replace him as our offensive coordinator we hired Nico Lee to head up the offense and I expect his influence, and play calling, to make an impact immediately. On the defensive side of the football we brought in Ronnie Dawn, formerly the head coach of THE Ohio State Buckeyes who we are thrilled to have with us as well. On top of that we added another defensive minded coach in Richard McKenzie. In my honest opinion I believe this to be a staff that has the potential to be the best in the league. Coach Blitzer is an elite coach himself, and the men we now have here to aid him are going to do good things.

The second word I would choose is youth. If you look at our roster, we've made a point of getting younger over course of the last half of last season, and this offseason. Now we have a good mixture of veteran talent and leadership combined with the youth movement we brought in through trades, through free agency, and via the draft. I said it from the moment that I walked through those doors I want this to be an organization that continues its pattern of sustained winning. Some tough choices needed to be made but I believe that in both the short term and the long term we are much better off now than we were.

Finally, the third word I would choose is potential. Because right now everything we have is just potential. From here on out it's about execution and these men getting better on the field day by day, and week by week, to make sure that this season doesn't end with the same bitter taste that the last one did."


Coming out of training camp, where do you rank your team in the division, in the conference, and in the league?

"Listen, when you look at this roster top to bottom there aren't any holes. We've yet to put it all together and get to the point where we want to be at, but I believe in these guys and I wouldn't take any other team in this division, in this conference, or in this league over the guys that we've got here in Cleveland. Now, that isn't to say that there aren't a lot of other talented squads in the East. Obviously the defending Impact Bowl champions, Alabama, are a nightmare to deal with. Robles is an absolute beast and their defense is filled with playmakers. But there isn't a team in this league that we can't contend with, and for that I believe in this team, with this coaching staff, being the best the league has to offer. Especially once everyone gets comfortable with each other."

Do you have any position battles planned for the preseason?  Which jobs are up for grabs and what do you hope to gain from the preseason games?

"I think we're pretty set across the board when it comes to our roster right now. Though I am interested to see a bit of competition play out between Doug Cato and Glenn Totten. And I'm curious to see if being pushed a bit by a guy like Devon Kruse might be exactly what Matthew Graham needs to fully ignite the fire underneath him and see him reach the heights at Free Safety that I believe he can and will do. Or, maybe, Kruse will be the one to finally have things click and take his game to the next level. But coming out of training camp, and heading into the pre season games, the biggest thing I want to see for this team is us getting more comfortable, especially on the offensive side of the football. The scheme we've run the past few years compared to what we're going to be doing this year is a big change. I believe it will be for the best and, because of the leaders we have on both sides of the football, I believe it will happen quicker than others may expect."

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Re: TEAM: CLEVELAND MUSTANGS
« Reply #963 on: Today at 01:04:45 AM »
"Are you suggesting that after the way you spoke about Matthew Graham last season, that he could be losing his job as a starter?"
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