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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2600 on: October 30, 2018, 03:29:48 PM »
That could have gone worse.

Ashley, James T Crain, please?

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Mr. Crain, I was wondering if your client, DT Shawn Galindo, would be interested in coming to Rapid City as a back up? The offer would be $500K for 2 years.

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« Reply #2601 on: November 01, 2018, 01:00:57 PM »
 





Deal.
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« Reply #2602 on: November 01, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
Fantastic. Take care, James.

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Ashley, I’m just finalizing a few things and then we should be good to go.

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« Reply #2603 on: November 04, 2018, 07:29:18 PM »
Alright Ashley, here’s the final information for training camp.

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TEAM CAPTAINS
1. Jose Pruitt
2. Clint Dickey
3. Alonso Lightner
4. Shawn Oakman
5. Ralph Brown
6. Andrew Hernandez



MINI-CAMP ASSIGNMENTS

OFFENSE:
1. Thomas Saunders - Hands
2. Ricky Bowman - Pass Blocking
3. Orlando White - Strength

DEFENSE:
1. Jason Webb - Tackling
2. Willian Gray - Football IQ
3. Sebastian Berry - Hands



MASTER DEPTH CHART

QB- Jose Pruitt
QB2- James Saunders

RB1- Jeremy Martin
RB2- Chris Zeller
RB3- James Gray

FB- Steve Robinson

TE1- Eric Asheworth
TE2- Patrick Swift

WR1- Clint Dickey
WR2- Ralph Brown
WR3- Thomas Saunders
WR4- Mario Kingsbury
WR5- David Dodge

LT- Ricky Bowman (backup: David Gilbertson)
LG- Chris Hilton (backup: David Gilbertson)

C1- Darrin Yost
C2- Donald Benton

RG- Orlando White (backup: David Gilbertson)
RT- Ralph Nutter (backup: David Gilbertson)

DT1- Shawn Oakman
DT2- Morris Kennedy
DT3- Shawn Galindo

DE1- George Gaskins
DE2- Clayton Salmon
DE3- Gerald Roberts

LB1- Jason Webb
LB2- Tyler George
LB3- Shakiel Deal
LB4- DeMarcus Crane

CB1- Alonso Lightner
CB2- Randall Pullen
CB3- Willian Gray
CB4- James Layton

FS1- Sebastian Berry
FS2- James Dawkins

SS1- Joseph Upton
SS2- Richard Hunt

K- Andrew Hernandez
P- Damien Shively
KR1- Chris Zeller
KR2- David Dodge




ADDITIONAL DEPTH CHARTS

I-FORMATION & PRO SET
QB- Jose Pruitt
RB- Jeremy Martin
FB- Steve Robinson
TE- Eric Asheworth
LWR- Clint Dickey
RWR- Ralph Brown
LT- Ricky Bowman
LG- Chris Hilton
C- Darrin Yost
RG- Orlando White
RT- Ralph Nutter

SHOTGUN & SPREAD
QB- Jose Pruitt
RB- Jeremy Martin
TE- Eric Asheworth
LWR- Clint Dickey
RWR- Ralph Brown
SWR- Thomas Saunders
LT- Ricky Bowman
LG- Chris Hilton
C- Darrin Yost
RG- Orlando White
RT- Ralph Nutter

4-3 DEFENSE
LDE- George Gaskins
RDE- Clayton Salmon
LDT- Morris Kennedy
RDT- Shawn Oakman
MLB- Jason Webb
SLB- Shakiel Deal
WLB- Tyler George
LCB- Alonso Lightner
RCB- Randall Pullen
FS- Sebastian Berry
SS- Joseph Upton

NICKLE DEFENSE
LDE- George Gaskins
RDE- Clayton Salmon
LDT- Morris Kennedy
RDT- Shawn Oakman
MLB- Jason Webb
SLB- Shakiel Deal
LCB- Alonso Lightner
RCB- Randall Pullen
NB- Willian Gray
FS- Sebastian Berry
SS- Joseph Upton

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Andrew Hernandez
P- Damien Shively
KR1- Chris Zeller
KR2- David Dodge
PR1- Chris Zeller
PR2- David Dodge



STRATEGY


OFFENSE
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Tempo: Very Fast
Primary Receiver: Clint Dickey
Backfield Focus: Bell Cow (Jeremy Martin)

Everything Else: Coaches Decision

DEFENSE
Coaches Decision

Playing Time: Mostly Starters



PLAY CALLING


OFFENSE RUN/PASS RATIO

Play Caller: Offensive Coordinator

Run/Pass Ratio: Coaches Decision

DEFENSE BLITZ RATIO

Play Caller: Head Coach

Blitz Ratio: Coaches Decision



PR CAMPAIGNS

Clayton Salmon - “Fish Out of Water” - 250K
A group of 20 somethings are playing Marco Polo in a pool. One man quietly climbs out to trick his friends, and the caller shouts ‘fish out of water’. The man doesn’t say anything but before he can go far, Clayton Salmon (in his football gear) tackles the man to the ground, stares down at him and then walks off. At the end, words appear on screen with a voiceover reading them: The Salmon’s Back!

Shawn Oakman - “This Beast Is On Fire” - 500K
A series of clips of Shawn Oakman tackling people - it starts on the field with an offensive lineman and the into the tunnel with a water boy, into the parking lot with a parking attendant, eventually returning to the field. With each tackle, Oakman turns a little more red until eventually, when returning to the field, his body bursts into flame, Human Torch style before he tears through competition. The commercial will go a long way to introduce Oakman to the Rapid City fans.

Jose Pruitt - “The Miracle Worker” - 500K
Commercial. A host will talk to a group about miracles and tell them of someone who can make the impossible happen. He will point to a screen and clips of Pruitt making some incredibly tough passes will show. The crowd will ooo and ahhh as they watch. The host will say “he makes the impossible possible, he makes the tough seem easy. He’s a god damn Miracle Worker!”

Ralph Brown - “Captain Clutch” - 250K
Brown seems to live for the big moments, always making big catches when it matters most. We are going to run a commercial highlighting some of his best catches from his time with the Inferno. Any catches where he’s diving or jumping through the air, we will add a cape to the video, showing his super hero Captain side. “Captain Clutch is back, and he’s ready to catch anything that comes his way!”

Jeremy Martin - “Relentless” - 500K
Nothing keeps Martin down. We’ve seen it before and last year we saw it as well where even with a slow start to the year, Martin played a pivotal role. Why? Because he’s relentless. We will run a short commercial during the season that highlights this, talking about how you can overcome anything if you put your mind to it, think positive, and never give up.
Also anytime J-Mart scores a touchdown, the chorus of “Relentless” will start playing as J-Mart and the team celebrate.

Alonso Lightner and Randall Pullen - “The Anti-Air Brigade” - 250K
These two are deadly against passing attacks so we will do a small commercial where Lightner and Pullen are in the army, and when an air attack threatens the country, they spring into action and save the day by shooting down the would be attackers. It will then transition into clips of their play on the field, batting away balls and making interceptions. One. Two. The Anti-Air Brigade will be there to stop you.

MUSICAL LICENSES

1. “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters
- this song will play leading up to kick off, as well as after half time as things start to pick back up for kick off. Used mainly to pump up the crowd.

2. “Relentless” by The Arkells
- this song will play at the start of the 4th quarter, as well as during the two minute warning time outs.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2604 on: November 14, 2018, 10:32:40 AM »





Hello Sir, here is our report out of training camp.  We're ready to burn the competition.
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« Reply #2605 on: November 20, 2018, 07:50:52 PM »
SEASON 11 - TRAINING CAMP

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

Defence, depth, fire.

We went in looking to improve our defence and we did just that. We picked up some solid pieces in Oakman, Deal and George who should help us keep other offences honest. We also grabbed some depth - after last year, and getting hit with as many injuries as we did, I felt it necessary to make sure we could weather injuries all year. Especially on our defence, where we saw the most of them. If we hadn’t have lost Salmon for as long as we did, things could have been a lot different. Then there’s fire. We always look for players with fire in their eyes and players that want to compete to win. We like to make sure our team is talented and that they come ready each and every game.

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

I’d say we are right there at the top. I mean, we’ve made it to the Impact Bowl three straight years, and while a lot of teams made some good adds, we did too. And not only that but we’ve got consistency that other teams don’t have. We’ve overcome odds every season that other teams haven’t. We’re battle tested and battle proven. And I don’t see why we can’t have more success this season.

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?

We don’t have many battles to worry about. I think what pre-season will be best for is getting some of the new additions playing and meshing with the rest of the team. Everyone got a look at each other in camp, but once they are in action, we can start to see the real chemistry begin to heat up. See where everyone is as far as getting used to the people they play beside.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2606 on: November 21, 2018, 12:43:52 AM »
"With Bernard McCarthy retired some experts say you should have pursued another veteran offensive minded coach but instead you promoted Coach Barber, do you think your team is equipped with the coaching staff to return to  the Impact Bowl? "
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« Reply #2607 on: November 21, 2018, 07:11:17 AM »
I know we have a coaching staff that can get us back to the Impact Bowl. We might not have Bernard McCarthy on the sidelines anymore, but I know that Coach Wright will keep this offence performing at a high level, and Coach Barbour has been with us since day one, so I know he will be able to lead this team to victory. We have the coaching staff and the personnel to do it, and now we just have to go out there and win games.

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« Reply #2608 on: November 21, 2018, 11:07:08 AM »





I appreciate the vote of confidence and welcome back.
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« Reply #2609 on: November 21, 2018, 12:36:43 PM »
You and the staff have given me no reason to be worried. I know you guys will keep this team winning. And welcome to your first season as a head coach. Liking the new look!

So let’s dive into things, shall we?

When it comes to the defensive line, I think our solution is pretty simple, no? We move Oakman back to DE where he wants to play, and then we can move Salmon to DT due to his new found size. If we choose to put him at DT we can always start Galindo a bit until Salmon is more comfortable. Agreed?

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« Reply #2610 on: November 21, 2018, 11:49:37 PM »
 





From his time playing on the 3-4 front, Salmon can play at DT right away if you're willing to invest the money to swap their positions.
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« Reply #2611 on: November 22, 2018, 06:08:10 AM »
I likely will. I think that gives us the best look without bringing in anybody new on the D-Line.

The only other area that peaked my interest was Free Safety. I think I’m going to bring in somebody to play there, since I’ve overloaded Berry, but I wanted to ask...James Dawkins...is there anything there or does he look more like a bench body? He may need to be cut, and am wondering if we would be missing out if we did.

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« Reply #2612 on: November 22, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »





He has got a great football IQ and work ethic, but his lack of speed makes him expendable I think.
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« Reply #2613 on: November 22, 2018, 12:22:28 PM »
Good to know. It’s not a move I’m happy about doing but it might be necessary to give us a boost.

Beyond that coach I like how things looked coming out of camp. We’ve got the depth to hopefully stave off the injuries we had last year and we've still got talent all over our roster. I think we are looking good.

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« Reply #2614 on: November 22, 2018, 07:05:13 PM »
 





I agree boss.
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« Reply #2615 on: November 22, 2018, 07:15:16 PM »
Excellent coach. I will let you go for now and if anything comes up, I will let you know.

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Ashley can you get me in touch with Drew Leventhal please?

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Drew, hope all is going well for you. I’m calling in regards to one of your clients, FS Julian Carr. We are looking to add a veteran, though we are up against the cap so we can only offer  him a deal worth $250K in salary. If interested, we can make it a one or two year deal.

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« Reply #2616 on: November 22, 2018, 10:11:07 PM »





None of my clients are going to be signing for $250K this year unless they are rookies without a home.  Our minimum is going to be $500K.
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« Reply #2617 on: November 22, 2018, 10:55:55 PM »
Hey, I can appreciate that. You’re looking out for your clients, making sure they aren’t playing for peanuts. Perhaps we can help each other out, and I can give Carr a home for the upcoming season.

If another of your clients, Clayton Salmon, is interested I’m shifting $500K of his salary to bonus money, it would free up the necessary space. I know you have no obligation to help us out, but if Clayton was interested in that, I could offer him the same assurances I did before and fully guarantee his deal, as well.

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« Reply #2618 on: November 22, 2018, 11:08:32 PM »
 





I like the way you're thinking, but I can't do that at this time.  Clayton is happy with his deal the way it is.  Sorry CJ.
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« Reply #2619 on: November 23, 2018, 03:03:45 PM »
You never know unless you ask, right?

But I believe I’ve managed to make the space necessary to bring Julian on board. So I would like to officially offer a 1 year deal worth $500K.

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« Reply #2620 on: November 23, 2018, 09:01:23 PM »





Perfect.  Pleasure doing business with you.
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« Reply #2621 on: November 23, 2018, 09:52:29 PM »
Excellent. Glad we were able to get this done. Pleasure as always.

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Ashley, James T Crain please.

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Mr. Crain, I call with unfortunate news. Unfortunately we are going to be releasing James Dawkins from our team. Coming out of camp, we need to go in a bit of a different direction. Hopefully he is able to land on his feet and perhaps sometime in the future we can bring him back into the fold. We wish him all the best.

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« Reply #2622 on: November 24, 2018, 12:13:58 AM »
HE GRUMBLES AND ENDS THE CALL
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« Reply #2623 on: November 24, 2018, 07:31:38 AM »
Ashley, Coach Wright please.

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Coach Wright welcome back. I saw your notes from training camp and can understand the need to scale back the tempo a bit. I trust that we will still get a high number of plays so I have no worries there.

The J-Mart thing...it’s obviously something we will have to monitor going forward. Do you get the feeling that it’s rubbed people anyone on the team the wrong way?

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« Reply #2624 on: November 24, 2018, 12:31:30 PM »





I don't think its going to anger anyone unless it dramatically effects his performance on the field.
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« Reply #2625 on: November 24, 2018, 01:01:33 PM »
Good to know. Something to keep an eye on but nothing to worry about right now.

You mentioned Dodge and Kingsbury might not do much this season...is the drop from Saunders to them bad? I mean if we get hit with injuries will they be serviceable or would we need to find some depth if that were to occur?

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« Reply #2626 on: November 24, 2018, 01:09:24 PM »





Dodge might be able to contribute, but Kingsbury is definitely not ready to take on a big role at all.
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« Reply #2627 on: November 24, 2018, 01:15:16 PM »
Thanks for that insight coach. I might have to look into that during the season if we need some depth.

Alright I will let you go for now. Let you get ready for the pre season.

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Coach Brown please, Ashley.

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Luis, welcome back. I assume you’ve seen the few moves I made to our defensive backs, calling up Bieber and signing Carr. I figure it gives us a better collection of talent back there. I know you had Layton penciled in as the dime, so hopefully these moves don’t make things tougher for you.

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« Reply #2628 on: November 24, 2018, 01:52:55 PM »





Dude bringing in a guy like Carr was a good solid move for our secondary, no complaints here.
 
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« Reply #2629 on: November 24, 2018, 02:22:40 PM »
I thought he would strengthen us for sure. I also wanted to take some pressure off of Berry.

Speaking of Sebastian Berry, you mentioned he was unhappy and felt overloaded with all the information. How unhappy would you rate him? Something that could go away with time or is it looking like it might be a problem?

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« Reply #2630 on: November 24, 2018, 02:42:10 PM »
 





I think if we assure him his role is defined, he'll be fine.  He's fine playing both safety spots, but moving around and having to change his training and mindset starts to become a chore and its frustrating.

I think we need to give him some assurance that he's valuable to the team, even if that is as a back up at both positions, but if he knows his role he should be fine.
 
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« Reply #2631 on: November 24, 2018, 10:14:18 PM »
Thanks for the input coach. I was thinking of doing something like that so good to know we see things the same.

That’s all I had for you now, coach. I will let you get to preparing for the pre season.

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Ashley, can you send in Sebastian Berry to see me please.

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Sebastian, thanks for taking time to speak with me. First off, I want to apologize for juggling you back and forth between free and strong safety. When I made the most recent move, I didn’t take into account how much it would put on your plate, and that’s on me.

Don’t worry about the possibility of changing positions - I’m going to leave you at Free Safety where you will be backing up Julian Carr. But that’s not a bad thing. You provide solid depth, not just at free safety, but at strong safety too and that’s a valuable asset other teams can only dream of having. You’re a big part of this team and what we’re looking to do, Sebastian, and I look forward to seeing you in action on the field again this season.

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« Reply #2632 on: November 24, 2018, 10:31:47 PM »
 





I think that's the role I'm best suited for man, to be honest. I get reps but don't have that pressure of being THE guy in the secondary, but I was legit worried that you kept moving me because you didnt like the work I was doing and that the next step was to cut me and boot me to the curb.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2633 on: November 24, 2018, 10:37:40 PM »
I can understand why you’d be worried about that given what happened, but I assure you, we want you here. I mean, when we had to clear room to bring Carr in, I didn’t even consider cutting you. So you don’t have to worry about that. You’re here to stay.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2634 on: November 24, 2018, 10:59:47 PM »
 





Awesome, thanks boss man. I like it here in the R.C. and want to stay here as long as I'm a fit.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2635 on: November 25, 2018, 08:59:39 AM »
Glad to hear it. I will make sure to speak to your agent some time this season about keeping you here beyond this year.

Thanks again for stopping by, I will let you get back to practice.

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Ashley, Shawn Oakman please

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Shawn, thanks for stopping by. First, I want to welcome you to Rapid City. We are glad we could finally bring you here. Second, I want to apologize for the position change. When we spoke in the off season, I had no idea you weren’t on board with swapping positions. But that’s likely on me for not being clear enough in our conversations.

With that said, we are going to move you back to defensive end. With the way camp went, it makes sense to switch you and Salmon on the line and put you where you’re more comfortable. You’re still a big weapon at either spot, and we feel this move will be good for the team as a whole.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2636 on: November 25, 2018, 12:13:03 PM »
 





That's right. Good call because Shawn Oakman is playing DE the rest of his career.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2637 on: November 25, 2018, 04:15:12 PM »
I’ve got no issues with that, Shawn. As I said, I know you’re dynamic at both spots.

That’s all I’ve got, Shawn. Just wanted to welcome you and let you know what was what. I will let you get to practice.

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Ashley, Coach Wright real quick please.

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Sorry to disturb you again coach but since our last conversation I had a thought. Do you feel Kingsbury would get more for his development playing in Deadwood or here at the end of the depth chart? We could send him down and bring in a veteran WR to play as our #4 with Dodge as the #5. Would also give us a bit better depth there too.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2638 on: November 25, 2018, 07:16:28 PM »





I think that would be a lot better.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2639 on: November 25, 2018, 10:13:38 PM »
Awesome, I will see what I can do. Thanks again coach.

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Ashley, Coach Barbour please.

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Alright coach, now that we are inching closer to the pre season, and with this being your first season as head coach, I wanted to get your thoughts on how to tackle it. In previous years we’ve just run out our starters and played these two games like any other. Is that a plan you’re still good with?

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2640 on: November 25, 2018, 10:25:23 PM »
 





Three Straight Impact Bowl appearances can't be wrong.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2641 on: November 26, 2018, 06:11:35 PM »
Excellent. That was my preference, but wanted to make sure you were thinking the same thing. We are almost ready for things to kick off, just have a few more administrative things to take care of. I will let you get back to practice.

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Ashley, Scott Forrest please?

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Scott, hope the off season is treating you well. I'm calling about your client WR Terrell Pond. I believe he's still a free agent and was wondering if he'd be interested in returning to Rapid City. We're looking to add some veteran depth, and since he is familiar with our systems, I'm sure he wouldn't have a problem fitting back in. How would he feel about a 2 year deal worth $500K?

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2642 on: November 26, 2018, 06:29:30 PM »
 





We'll take that deal.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2643 on: November 26, 2018, 11:48:32 PM »
Excellent I will file the papers. Glad to have Terrell back.

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David Ames please.

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David, I hate to make this call however we are going to have to cut your client SS Robert Hayes. As we come out of camp, we need to bring in some offensive depth and unfortunately we need the spot in the organization your client occupies. I am sorry about this David but I wanted to give you the heads up about it. We hope he is able to catch on with another organization.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2644 on: November 27, 2018, 12:02:14 PM »
 





You got his hopes up with the call up, then he finds out he's released.. That was a gut punch.
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2645 on: November 27, 2018, 12:33:16 PM »
I’m sorry for that, David that one is on me for the way it all fell. Pass along my apologies. Take care David.

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Ashley, Jose Pruitt please.

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Jose how are you doing? You ready to light the league on fire again?

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2646 on: November 27, 2018, 02:31:40 PM »





You know it boss, getting smoked in the Impact Bowl has me refocused and I'm determined to win another.
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« Reply #2647 on: November 28, 2018, 09:23:18 PM »
I love that fire, Jose.

What’s the feeling amongst the team? I figure a lot of guys feel the same way you do about wanting to rebound from last years Impact Bowl loss.

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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2648 on: November 28, 2018, 11:31:43 PM »
 





They better!
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Re: TEAM: RAPID CITY INFERNO
« Reply #2649 on: November 29, 2018, 10:16:34 PM »
Love that fire. Alright, Jose I won’t keep you much longer. I will let you get back to preparing for the pre season.

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Ashley, the coaches please.

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Alright coaches, let’s get things cooking for the pre season. Like always, we are going to run out our regular line ups, get the boys going early.

Tempo: Fast
Rotation: Mostly Starters
Depth Chart/Strategy Changes:

WR1 - Clint Dickey
WR2 - Ralph Brown
WR3 - Thomas Saunders
WR4 - Terrell Pond
WR5 - David Dodge

CB1 - Alonso Lightner
CB2 - Randall Pullen
CB3 - Willian Gray
CB4 - Sylvester Bieber

FS1 - Julian Carr
FS2 - Sebastian Berry

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