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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #850 on: November 01, 2018, 11:57:53 PM »
Can I speak with Scott Forrest please.

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Scott, I am calling with some unfortunate news.  It became evident during the draft/free agent process that we it would be very unlikely that we'd be able to afford keeping your client Donald Doolittle on the roster.  I have been burning the phone line for, literally, weeks now trying to facilitate a trade for him.  I've spoken to just about every GM in the league, and the sad truth is that there is just no market for Donald's services.  Believe me, I was just as shocked as you must be by that development.

The only option to keep Donald on the team would be for him to accept a radical pay cut and a spot on the minor league squad.  I am reasonably certain that you guys are not interested in that option, but if you are just say the word and we can talk about that.

That leaves us needing to amnesty him.  I am sorry that it has turned out this way, as I said, I tried HARD to facilitate a move for him, and am shocked that I seemingly couldn't give his services away. 


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #851 on: November 02, 2018, 04:28:20 AM »
WHILE ON THE PHONE WITH SCOTT, A NOTIFICATION GOES OFF ON GM POWERS' PHONE

....hang on a second Scott....it seems that another GM has come to their senses and agreed to a trade!  I'm sad to have to see Donald leave, but I am so very glad that I could facilitate a trade so that he could remain active this year.  Please send along my best wishes to him.


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #852 on: November 02, 2018, 02:38:13 PM »
AN AWKWARD PHONE CALL FINALLY ENDS
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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #853 on: November 08, 2018, 09:55:54 PM »
Rose, we are ready to lock in.  Please forward the following to the Coaching staff:

TEAM CAPTAINS
1. Giovanni Hill
2. Roger Perez
3. Domingo Smith
4. James Steed
5. Gary Hunter
6. Daniel Maxley



MINI-CAMP ASSIGNMENTS

OFFENSE:
1. Marvin Quigley - Football IQ
2. John Bear - Pass Blocking
3. Rory Dover - Hands

DEFENSE:
1. Sammie Wyant - Football IQ
2. Daniel O'Neil - Tackling
3. TJ Edwards - Football IQ



MASTER DEPTH CHART

QB- Giovanni Hill
QB2- Marvin Quigley

RB1- Christopher Allen
RB2- Brandon Hartley
RB3- Keith Crowder

FB- Anthony Marks

TE1- Ted Rojas
TE2- Michael Kilpatrick

WR1- Colt Soriano
WR2- Benjamin Ramos
WR3- Roger Perez
WR4- Rory Dover
WR5- Edwin Wiseman
WR6- Doyle Sullivan

LT- Eugene Jett
LG- Domingo Smith
C- Donald Cunningham
C2- Jeffrey Harrington
RG- John Bear
RT- Daniel Brown

DT1- Sammie Wyant
DT2- Douglas Richardson

DE1- David Seymore
DE2- Benjamin Wallace

LB1- James Steed
LB2- Gary Hunter
LB3- Steven Orlando
LB4- William Jones

CB1- Daniel Maxley
CB2- David Chong
CB3- Kurtis Coughlin
CB4- Daniel O'Neil
CB5- TJ Edwards

FS- Walter Turner
FS2- Bobby Wilder
SS- Kevin Daniels
SS2- Darrell Whitson

K- Larry Legg
P- Clarence Guitierrez

KR1- Rory Dover
KR2- TJ Edwards




ADDITIONAL DEPTH CHARTS

Coaches Decisions for all offensive/defensive formations

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Larry Legg
P- Clarence Guitierrez
KR1- Rory Dover
KR2- TJ Edwards
PR1- TJ Edwards
PR2- Rory Dover




STRATEGY


OFFENSE
Attitude: Coaches Decision
Focus: Coaches Decision
Tempo: Coaches Decision
Passing Focus: Coaches Decision
Pass To: Coaches Decision
Primary Receiver: Colt Soriano
Running Focus: Coaches Decision
Running Backs: Coaches Decision
Backfield Focus: Bell Cow
Tight End Focus: Coaches Decision

DEFENSE
Attitude: Coaches Decision
Focus: Coaches Decision
Primary Coverage: Coaches Decision
D-Line Focus: Coaches Decision
Linebacker Focus: Coaches Decision
Player Radio: James Steed
Match CBs to WRs?: Coaches Decision


Playing Time: Mostly Starters



PLAY CALLING


OFFENSE RUN/PASS RATIO

Play Caller: Head Coaches Decision


DEFENSE BLITZ RATIO

Play Caller: Defensive Coordinator Decision



PR CAMPAIGNS

Giovanni Hill: ("King of the Hill" - $250K)
A nationwide blitz of promotional material celebrating our QB.  A full page spread in USA Today, with the tag line "King of the Hill" on the bottom.  Radio and TV spots highlighting some of Gio's best plays as a Monster, all finishing with the tag line.

Colt Soriano: ("Colt .45" - $250K)
Local billboards will have an action shot of Colt celebrating a touchdown, with the tag line to the side.  Also, during the first home game of the season, all fans in attendance will receive a 'Colt .45' poster.

Daniel Maxley: ("To the MAX!" - $250K)
Daniel will bring Monsters hype 'To the MAX!' as he goes on every local sports tv/radio show to give interviews and discuss the upcoming season.  To cap it off, Daniel will grant a 1:1 interview with Roy Baker, to be broadcast nationwide.

Benjamin Ramos: ("Bennie and the Jets MONSTERS" - $250K)
A humorous take on the Elton John classic.  Local TV commercials will show Ben going about his day (at the gym, grocery shopping, sitting at a red light) while passers by sing the song at him.  Every time the singer says the word 'Jets', Ben will attempt to correct them by saying 'Monsters'.

David Seymore: ("The Phantom Menace" - $250K)
Despite consistently being in the Top 10 in sacks per season, it seems that the national media doesn't give David the love that he deserves.  We will use that to his advantage by giving him "The Phantom Menace" as a moniker.  Light sabre sound effects will play each time he sacks the QB, or makes a big play.

James Steed: ("The Captain" - $250K)
Not only is James an official Captain of the Monsters, but he is also the man mic'd up to hear the Coaches and to pass on plays to the defense.  That makes him the Captain of the Defense.  We will do a big push to get this nickname out there.  During the 4th home game of the season, every fan in attendance will receive a 'The Captain - James Steed' t-shirt.


MUSICAL LICENSES

1. "All Nightmare Long" - Metallica
To be played when the Monsters take the field


2. "The Final Countdown" - Europe
To be played at the 2 minute warning of each half


Lock in


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #854 on: November 16, 2018, 12:55:07 AM »
 





Welcome back Mr. Powers! Here is our team report, lets show the league who the real Monsters of the HIFL are.
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« Reply #855 on: November 20, 2018, 07:43:46 PM »
1. Use three words to classify how your off-season went, and explain.

Three words huh?  How about growth, improvement, and defense.  After training camp, the Coaching staff have reported to me that many of our players have shown tremendous growth over last season.  TJ Edwards is an example of that.  He really put in the work in the offseason and at camp, and he is looking great out there.  And he isn't the only one.  Gio Hill, Benny Ramos, our newly acquired John Bear - all had great camps.

I say improvement due to the new additions I've brought to the team.  Guys like the aforementioned John Bear, Christopher Allen, and of course Daniel Maxley will help get this team over the hump and back into a deep playoff run this season.

Finally, I said defense.  Like I said, we've got ourselves a bone fide All Star Cornerback in Daniel Maxley, and I can't understate how huge a get he is for this team.  With the talent we have in the front of our D, and with the new talent at the back end, we will be on the winning side of some of those shootout games we are so well known for this season.


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

You gotta think that we rank high in all three categories, wouldn't you say?  St. Paul has taken a step back this offseason, as has New Jersey in my opinion.  Cleveland is gonna Cleveland more often than not, so we can put them aside.  DC will prove to be a challenge for sure, but one that I am confident we can overcome.  Beyond that, I believe that we can compete with the big dogs of the Conference and of the League as a whole.  Rapid City, Alabama, Vegas, Orlando....all teams that we can go toe to toe with.  You know what they say - any given Sunday, right?


3. 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 have a pretty good idea where everyone slots in for the season.  However, the preseason is the last chance for guys to impress us and prove that they deserve to start moving forward.  If someone stands out from the pack to deliver that message, it'd be silly for us not to listen.

Are there any further questions?


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #856 on: November 21, 2018, 12:37:14 AM »
"Do you feel that this is a make or break season for you this year, are you on the hot seat?"
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« Reply #857 on: November 21, 2018, 01:53:49 AM »
I feel like I'm on the hot seat every year. I put a lot of pressure on myself and on my team to win games and make a deep playoff run. Whether or not that holds true for management, well, there's only one person with the answer to that question and her name is Nessa Waters.


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #858 on: November 21, 2018, 10:46:22 AM »
"Would the same be said for your coaching staff?  Are they always on the hot seat?"
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« Reply #859 on: November 21, 2018, 04:55:37 PM »
That is a classic question from the media. If I say yes, you all go writing about my staffs jobs being on the line. If I say no, then you write about how I'm soft and my staff can get away with anything.

Let me tell you about my staff. When I was injured last year and missed significant time, those men stood up and kept the Michigan Monsters train rolling. Other Coaching staffs would've crumbled under the pressure, but my team not only took the mantle, but they lifted me up when I got back.

I have the utmost respect for those men. They believe in winning just as much as I do, and they put just as much pressure on themselves to do so as I do. I'm sure if you asked them about being on the hot seat, they'd give you the same answer as I did about myself. Those are the type of men that lead our team into battle every week, and I'd have it no other way.


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #860 on: November 22, 2018, 09:57:38 AM »





Nicely said boss, but come on give it to me straight.. if we don't make a deep run and I getting let go?
 
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« Reply #861 on: November 24, 2018, 04:43:30 PM »
You are one helluva Coach, an amazingly professional employee, and most importantly, a friend. I can't imagine a scenario outside of an 0-16 season that would cause us to part ways with you - and in that scenario I'm sure I'd be in the unemployment line with you.


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« Reply #862 on: November 24, 2018, 08:11:29 PM »
 





I appreciate hearing that boss. With that out of the way, how are we tackling the preseason?  I honestly don't think Gio needs to play much, so if you want to rest him and keep him healthy, we're all for it.
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« Reply #863 on: November 24, 2018, 08:30:19 PM »
That works for me. What do you think of the depth chart now that we are post camp? Is everyone playing in their ideal position? What about TJ Edwards? With his great offseason and camp, should he be bumped up a slot or two?


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« Reply #864 on: November 24, 2018, 10:07:11 PM »
 





Well, you left the formation specific depth charts in our hands, so I'd say we have nothing to change.
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« Reply #865 on: November 25, 2018, 03:20:45 PM »
Great, I was just making sure that the master depth chart didn't supersede anything you guys wanted to do.

Do you think it's worth calling up Owen for a preseason start to see what he's got, or should we just give Quigley both starts?


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« Reply #866 on: November 25, 2018, 07:15:50 PM »
 





I'll leave that up to you since once he's back in the minors I wont be paying him any attention.
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« Reply #867 on: November 25, 2018, 11:06:07 PM »
Alright. Anyone in particular you'd like to get a closer look at during these games? Or are you good with whatever lineup I present?


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« Reply #868 on: November 26, 2018, 03:59:23 PM »
 





I'll roll with whatever you want to do boss, I'm feeling pretty good about what we've got.
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« Reply #869 on: November 26, 2018, 07:00:19 PM »
Alright, onto a bit of sour news. According to the media, Kevin Daniels is upset with me concerning the failed trade with Tulsa. Has he said anything to you, or do you otherwise know anything?


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« Reply #870 on: November 26, 2018, 07:36:37 PM »





Yeah it's a bummer we couldn't pull off that deal, but yeah Daniels is pretty much not talking to us right now. He's just on the field doing his thing and then back home after practice breaks.
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« Reply #871 on: November 26, 2018, 07:56:11 PM »
I'll have a word with him once we're done talking.

I wanted to ask you about a couple items from the training camp report. One of them has James Steed listed as in decline. What's that about?

The other question I have is about the specialized mini camp. Wyant and O'Neal didn't get as good of a review as the rest of those who we singled out. What's the story there?


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« Reply #872 on: November 26, 2018, 08:19:08 PM »
 





He's still a highly skilled player for us, but his speed and agility are not what they were two years ago, he's showing some signs of slowing down.
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« Reply #873 on: November 26, 2018, 08:27:55 PM »
Okay. What of Wyant and O'Neal? Are they just not as motivated as the others?


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #874 on: November 26, 2018, 09:26:00 PM »
 





Yeah, not everyone has a high ceiling.
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« Reply #875 on: November 28, 2018, 02:45:06 AM »
That's unfortunate. Mumbasa had good things to say about Wyant's potential.

Anyways, I'll let you get to preparing the team, unless there was another matter that our wanted to discuss?


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« Reply #876 on: November 28, 2018, 11:28:11 AM »





I'm ready to get to work.
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« Reply #877 on: November 29, 2018, 03:55:21 PM »
Alright, I'll let you get to it. Could you send up Gio to see me when you get down there? Thanks.

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Gio, great to see you again. I just wanted to let you know that the coach and I discussed it and we feel it best that you sit out the preseason. We know what you can do, you know you can do, and unless you very strongly feel that you need some warm-up games, we'd like to keep you safe and ready for games that count.


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Re: TEAM: MICHIGAN MONSTERS
« Reply #878 on: December 01, 2018, 05:11:06 PM »
GIO IS FINE SKIPPING PRE-SEASON
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« Reply #879 on: December 02, 2018, 02:48:22 PM »
Okay Gio, thanks for stopping by.

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Kevin Daniels please.

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Hi Kevin. I'm not going to give you platitudes, or blow smoke up your ass. I understand that your pissed at me. You made it through the offseason and through training camp without getting moved, so you were understandably comfortable and confident in your place on this team. Then I went and shattered that by trying to trade you.

Needless to say, I was trying to do what was best for the team - bringing a top 5 Safety to the team. You were what Tulsa needed to get the deal done. Not that that matters anymore, considering the botch.

Coach Bryce tells me that you're still putting in the work, but you're really not talking to the boys, or to the staff. Like I said, I understand that you're pissed at me, and I understand that. I hope that those feelings towards me motivate you to having a banger of a season, and we can have another conversation where you make me eat crow. The only thing I ask is that you don't let your anger towards me bleed over to your teammates or the staff. They had nothing to do with it, it was all on me.


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« Reply #880 on: December 02, 2018, 03:12:18 PM »
 





Fine.
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« Reply #881 on: December 05, 2018, 02:59:44 AM »
Thank you for your continued professionalism. Have a good day.

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Rose, let's lock in for the preseason.

Game 1 - QB1 = Marvin Quigley/ QB2 = Patrick Owen
Game 2 - QB1 = Patrick Owen/QB2 = Marvin Quigley

All other decisions to the Coaches

Lock in