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Re: TEAM : ALABAMA NIGHTHAWKS
« Reply #1850 on: October 15, 2018, 11:35:36 PM »





Hey Baby! Congrats on the Impact Bowl Win, lets get to business!
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« Reply #1851 on: October 15, 2018, 11:43:12 PM »
You know your the only agent to congratulate me so far? Thanks for the kind words. Let’s do 3 years for 2 million.



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« Reply #1852 on: October 15, 2018, 11:52:02 PM »





You got it, baby!  Good deal.
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« Reply #1853 on: October 17, 2018, 12:50:54 PM »
Nice talking to you and thanks again for the congratulations. 

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« Reply #1854 on: October 17, 2018, 10:53:59 PM »
 





Aye Papi!  Yo Soy Fiesta!!!!  Felicidades por tu victoria en el campeonato, amigo mío!
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« Reply #1855 on: October 17, 2018, 11:01:03 PM »
Amigo mio! El primero a darme las gracias en espanol. Muchas Gracias JTC! Ahora con su cliente Senor Brownlee le quiero dar un contracto pero Mas de 3 anos. Usted que piensa en eso? Se puede hacer o mejor sigimos como los otros jugadores??



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« Reply #1856 on: October 17, 2018, 11:14:30 PM »





Tal vez podamos hacer un contrato que expire en cinco temporadas?

Digamos, 5 years - $2.5MM Totalmente garantizado?
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« Reply #1857 on: October 23, 2018, 08:47:21 PM »
Si lo puedo ... I'm sorry JTC let me switch this back into American.  I have no problem paying that much on a guaranteed deal but I wanted to let you and Erich know that for the first year he's going to be in the Minor League.  I've got Wilkinson and Cobbs at DE and there won't be much playing time for him barring an injury.  So I'd rather make sure to invest and develop him. 

It's sort of like what teams do with starting QB where they let them learn for the year and then bring em out.  Would you and Erich be okay going down the minors for at minimum the first year of this deal?



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« Reply #1858 on: October 23, 2018, 09:06:41 PM »
 





Yes, that is fine my friend.
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« Reply #1859 on: October 23, 2018, 10:42:06 PM »
Excellent JTC - always nice to brush off the bilingual skills and make good deals.

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« Reply #1860 on: October 24, 2018, 12:14:13 AM »
 





Yes?
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« Reply #1861 on: October 24, 2018, 12:17:01 AM »
Hello Scott let’s do 2 years 250k



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« Reply #1862 on: October 24, 2018, 12:27:33 AM »





350K is the 7th round rate, Pal.
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« Reply #1863 on: October 24, 2018, 12:30:58 AM »
Let’s make it 2 years 250k and 125k PR - contract value of 375k. Decent enough of a compromise?



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« Reply #1864 on: October 24, 2018, 12:31:31 AM »





Deal.
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« Reply #1865 on: October 25, 2018, 12:11:23 AM »
Hey Blue. I believe we've signed all our draft picks and signed our undrafted guys.  I think we're ready.



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« Reply #1866 on: October 25, 2018, 12:17:15 AM »
ENTERING UDFA / UFA TEAM UPDATE


REQUIRED POSITIONS NEEDS: 1 LB


OPTIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2


MINOR LEAGUE POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1


SALARY CAP AVAILABLE: 5.5MM

BONUS POOL AVAILABLE: 16.63MM

MINOR LEAGUE SALARY AVAILABLE: 1.5MM

*FINANCES DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PLAYER's CONTRACT THAT HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE LEAGUE OFFICE, BUT UNSIGNED DRAFT PICKS STILL OCCUPY ROSTER SPACES IN THE "POSITIONS AVAILABLE" AREAS*
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« Reply #1867 on: October 30, 2018, 12:11:39 PM »
Blue connect me with Amber Molina

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Amber hola como esta? It’s a shame how things turned out with Daniel in Portland. I’m sure it was very bittersweet to see the contract he thought he had go to his brother. His brother certainly is an inspiration to others so it must have been inspiration that drove GM Andre to make that move. I’d love to bring Daniel in to my roster but cap restrictions and rules deem I must work a sign and trade.

I’ve got an interested party ready to assist in and I simply want to work out a 1 year deal for him to play for Alabama that they would sign and trade to us - have an opportunity to win a ring - and then hit the FA market early to capitalize on offers. That’s the real trouble with what GM Andre did is his blunder cost you time - time that other GM’s used their cap space up.

Let me know if you are interested - a 1 year 4.5 is where that trade partner is comfortable but I want to know what Daniel is comfortable with. And I can work it from there.

If the paycut is too severe I totally understand.



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« Reply #1868 on: October 30, 2018, 12:59:38 PM »





Even for one year, We'd want $6.5MM for the year, because we can walk into a bigger deal in the AAF... SO What do you say?
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« Reply #1869 on: October 30, 2018, 02:01:46 PM »
I think we have a deal. I see GM Gooch has reached out to you according to his text and that the paperwork has been filed. Pleasure to do business Señora Molina and welcome Daniel to Alabama.



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« Reply #1870 on: October 30, 2018, 02:23:26 PM »





I will do that, he's excited to be on a championship caliber team.
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« Reply #1871 on: November 08, 2018, 10:36:09 PM »
YOU HEAR A VOICE ENCOURAGING YOU TO LOCK IN
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« Reply #1872 on: November 16, 2018, 02:38:33 AM »
TEAM CAPTAINS
1. Jamie Ortega
2. Raul Darnell
3. Burton Tibbetts
4. Bruce Wilkinson
5. Sammy Davis
6. Curt Robles



MINI-CAMP ASSIGNMENTS

OFFENSE:
1.Gregory Barbour - Hands
2.Davis Johnson – Run Blocking
3.Jamie Ortega – Football IQ

DEFENSE:
1.George Vu - Speed
2.Donald Freedman - Speed
3.Nathan Woodson – Football IQ



MASTER DEPTH CHART

QB- Jamie Ortega
QB2- Cardale Jones

RB1- Curt Robles
RB2- James Dalton
RB3- Rubin Williams

FB- Angelo Buckner

TE1- John Potter
TE2- Fred Guess

WR1- Burton Tibbetts
WR2- Oliver Giles
WR3- Gregory Barbour
WR4- Austin Moran
WR5- Trey Aleman

LT- Raul Darnell – Daniel Dobson, Manuel Linkous
LG- Allen kilgore
C- Lloyd Graff – Omar Smith
RG- Davis Johnson
RT- Daniel Ford – Daniel Dobson, Manuel Linkous

DT1- Phillip Sanderson
DT2- Solomon Harter

DE1- Bruce Wilkinson
DE2- Timothy Cobbs

LB1- Demian Mantalban
LB2- Lukas Kroos
LB3- Sammy Davis
LB4- Douglas Freedman

CB1- George Vu
CB2- Nathan Woodson
CB3- Raymond Coble
CB4- Albert Cheatham

FS- Leroy Herron – David Lipscomb
SS- Eddie Cook – Carlos Rodriguez

K- – Arthur Pringle
P- – Lewis Thompson
KR1- – Oliver Giles
KR2- – James Dalton




ADDITIONAL DEPTH CHARTS

I-FORMATION & PRO SET
QB- Jamie Ortega
RB- Curt Robles
FB- Angelo Buckner
TE- John Potter
LWR- Oliver Giles
RWR- Burton Tibbetts
LT- Raul Darnell
LG- Allen Kilgore
C- Lloyd Graff
RG- Davis Johnson
RT- Daniel Ford

SHOTGUN & SPREAD
QB- Jamie Ortega
RB- Curt Robles
TE- John Potter
LWR- Burton Tibbetts
RWR- Oliver Giles
SWR- Gregory Barbour
LT- Raul Darnell
LG- Allen Kilgore
C- Lloyd Graff
RG- Davis Johnson
RT- Daniel Ford

4-3 DEFENSE
LDE- Bruce Wilkinson
RDE- Timothy Cobbs
LDT- Solomon Harter
RDT- Phillip Sanderson
MLB- Demian Mantalban
SLB- Lukas Kroos
WLB- Sammy Davis
LCB- George Vu
RCB- Nathan Woodson
FS- Leroy Herron
SS- Eddie Cook

3-4 DEFENSE
LDT- Solomon Harter
NT- Phillip Sanderson
RDT- Timothy Cobbs
LOLB- Bruce Wilkinson
LILB- Lukas Kroos
RILB- Demian Maltanban
ROLB- Douglas Freedman
LCB- George Vu
RCB- Nathan Woodson
FS- Leroy Herron
SS- Eddie Cook

NICKLE DEFENSE
LDE- Timothy Cobbs
RDE- Bruce Wilkinson
LDT- Phillip Sanderson
RDT- Solomon Harter
MLB- Demian Mantalban
SLB- Lukas Kroos
LCB- George Vu
RCB- Nathan Woodson
NB- Raymond Coble
FS- Leroy Herron
SS- Eddie Cook

3-3-5 DEFENSE
LDT- Bruce Wilkinson
NT- Phillip Sanderson
RDT- Timothy Cobbs
LLB- Lukas Kroos
MLB- Demian Mantalban
RLB- Douglas Freedman
LCB- George Vu
RCB- Nathan Woodson
NB- Raymond Coble
FS- Leroy Herron
SS- Eddie Cook

DIME DEFENSE
LDE- Timothy Cobbs
RDE- Bruce Wilkinson
LDT- Solomon Harter
RDT- Phillip Sanderson
MLB- Lukas Kroos
LCB- George Vu
RCB- Raymond Coble
NB1- Nathan Woodson
NB2- Albert Cheatham
FS- Leroy Herron
SS- Carlos Rodriguez

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Arthur Pringle
P- Lewis Thompson
KR1- Oliver Giles
KR2- James Dalton
PR1- Gregory Barbour
PR2- Oliver Giles




STRATEGY


OFFENSE
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Run
Tempo: Normal
Passing Focus: Balanced
Pass To: Balanced
Primary Receiver: Curt Robles
Running Focus: Balanced
Running Backs: Balanced
Backfield Focus: Bell Cow
Tight End Focus: Blocking

DEFENSE
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Primary Coverage: Mixed
D-Line Focus: Pass Rush
Linebacker Focus: Balanced
Player Radio: Leroy Herron
Match CBs to WRs?: Yes


Playing Time: Mostly Starters




PLAY CALLING


OFFENSE RUN/PASS RATIO

Play Caller: (Head Coach or Offensive Coordinator)
1st and 10: 50%
1st and Short:60%
1st and Long:40%
2nd and Short:60%
2nd and Long:35%
3rd and Short:55%
3rd and Long:25%
4th and Short:60%
4th and Long:10%
Goal Line:50%
Last 2 Mins (Ahead):80%
Last 2 Mins (Behind):20%

DEFENSE BLITZ RATIO

Play Caller: (Head Coach or Defensive Coordinator)
1st and 10: 35%
1st and Short:35%
1st and Long:35%
2nd and Short:35%
2nd and Long:55%
3rd and Short:55%
3rd and Long:65%
4th and Short:65%
4th and Long:65%
Goal Line:50%
Last 2 Mins (Ahead):50%
Last 2 Mins (Behind):75%



PR CAMPAIGNS

2 Million - Jamie Ortega

1 Million - “This is Sportscenter - The League” - National Commercial - Today is the crowning of the HiFL Superman and the celebration is in Stamford, Connecticut.  The ceremony is attended by many ESPN personalities as well as other sport representative who have gained superhero monikers. Shaquille O’neal steps up to the podium bestowing Jamie Ortega with the mantle of “Superman” - They embrace in a hug and they whisper to each other, “what do we do about pretenders?” Shaq will respond, “Show no mercy.” His eyes will narrow as he spots Dwight Howard off in the distance.   We see Curt Robles do the same but we never see who he considers his “pretender”

1 Million - “One is Not Enough” - National Commercial - for Jordan Apparel- Jamie is being introduced to the secret location of the Champion’s House by his own WR Burton Tibbetts.  Both men are decked out in Jordan Performance Wear. Quick edits show the entire tour of the house showing how vast and impressive it is.  His eyes are wide with wonder at finally being able to enter the house. “When can i move in,” asks Ortega.  “It’ll be good to be neighbors” Burton Tibbetts will point to across the street where there is a much larger fancier mansion - think Great Gatsby big. The wonder and amazement fades from his face as it turns to a shade of jealousy.  Tibbetts begins to walk away as he tells Ortega, “Up to you man! One? Is it Enough?”  Ortega’s face will turn from jealousy to determination - the screen will fade to black with white text - “One is Not Enough - Jumpman”

1 Million - Curt Robles
500k - Curt Robles Night - Last home game before the All Star Break will be known as Curt Robles Night.  All fans in attendance will receive a free t shirt with Robles Name and Number.  The front of the shirt will be a mock ‘political banner’ that will Robles S10 MVP - The FrontRunner.  Underneath that block lettering will be a caption “Running for reelection in a stadium near you”
500k - The Finish Line - National Commerical - This will be a Jumpman apparel commercial that will show Curt throughout the day moving from different styles of Jumpman clothing.  He will self narrate the commercial and talk about the jumpman pajama’s he has to the the jumpman athletic clothes he has - to the jumpman Alabama gear he has on - to a dinner he attends in a mock jumpan 3 piece tailored suit.  The narration will talk about how despite running hard and giving it everything you got eventually you have no choice but to start where it all started.  So whether its a starting or a finish line - never stop, never surrender, just keep running.
1 Million - Oliver Giles
500k - Jumpman Footwear - Oliver Giles will have his first pair of Jumpman Football cleats sold in all major department stores and online retailers.  The cleats will be customized to include his signature, jersey number, and have a picture of him catching a football on the bottom of the cleats.  Jumpman presents the first run of OG Ones.
500k - Welcome to Bama! - Billboards spread out statewide in Alabama showcasing Giles in his Nighthawks uniform.  Each billboard will be a different pose for Oliver Giles.  Special billboards will be built near the home stadium welcoming that specific opponent’s fans that are playing in the Nighthawks stadium.  These billboards will be electronic and when Alabama wins will be changed to a smiling Oliver wishing them “Better Luck Next Time”

1 Million - Bruce Wilkinson
1 Million - This is Sportscenter - Battle of the Brothers - In Stamford, Connecticut a meeting of the battle of the brothers will be held.  In this office Bruce Wilkinson will be surrounded with the more successful siblings as he is the same in his family.  Going around the room to his left are Yadier Molina, Pedro Martinez, Pau Gasol, Phil Esposito and Serena Williams.  The two will talk about their annual capture the flag battle with their respective siblings.  Words will be exchanged as they talk trash on their siblings when a knock on the door will come.  It will be one of the Manning brothers trying to get in the room as Bruce gets up to stop them, “We’ve told you guys before the team is full. You have to leave.” Down the hall you will hear the other Manning brother try to get into the room as the siblings kick that respective Manning out as well.  Bruce will close the door on his face and remark back to his teammates, “Well at least our siblings did ONE thing right.” The rest of the group will say “Here here!” as This Is Sportscenter will appear on the screen.
1 Million - Phillip Sanderson
1 Million - National Commercials - “Office Defensive Linemen” - In a take off Terry Tate and Office Linebacker -  Jumpman will talk about ‘trading’ for the Alabama Nighthawks DL as wanting to toughen up their office environment.  In the same vein as Tate - Phillip will stalk the office halls looking for people who are violating protocol and punish them accordingly by sacking and tackling them.  Since this is a series of commercials there will also be lighthearted ones showing him celebrating birthdays in the office.  The last commercial in the series will be of Phillip helping a senior member of the staff by tossing a car who had erroniously parked in a handicapped spot allowing the senior to park in their appropriate spot.
1 Million - Timothy Cobbs
500K - “The Birth of Timmay” - Short internet video spammed through all social media sharing sites.  The video will be done South Park style as it will show the origins of Timmy Burch in the second grade.  He is a star in the local pop warner leagues as many think of him.  He is a well spoken individual and the apple of every elementary school girls eye. He is the star QB that faces a traveling pop warner league and everyone warns him about that one guy who “plays defense.” At some point in the game at a crucial point Timmy will try and win the game by running only to hilariously fail due to the punishment that “defensive player” puts on him.  The South park coaches will run over to check on him and try to do concussion test questions. To which Timmy will only be able to answer “Timmay” and point at the defensive player whose last name on his jersey will say Cobbs.
500k - Jumpman Footwear - An expansion of the Timothy Cobbs - “Cobbs Gear” - Jumpman in conjunction with the previously released gloves, eye shield and mouthguards by Nike will release the first line of TC -1.0 - Linemen specific footwear with an emphasis on larger sizes and wider feet.
1 Million - The Cerberus
1 Million - “The Mark of the Beast” - National Commercial of a self help group of players and people who have been touched by the Mark of the Beast.  Sitting in an empty gym locker room with steel folded chairs in a circle people will recount stories of how they were given the mark of the beast.  As each person tells their story the highlights of the game where they were tackled, sacked, mangled by The Cerberus are edited in to highlight the injuries each man is still feeling the pain.  The final scene will show all three men; Sanderson, Cobbs, Wilkinson in  full uniform though their faces won’t be visible only their visible breath on a cold night.

Musical Licenses
1 - War Pigs - Black Sabbath - The air raid sirens will continue to play when the Nighthawks gain a first down.  The song will finally erupt in it’s chorus once the TD is scored.

2. - The End - Jim Johnston - This is the Alabama Nighthawks victory song played with the lead in the final two minutes.

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« Reply #1873 on: November 18, 2018, 01:37:06 PM »





Hey Pancho.. I got this for you.
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« Reply #1874 on: November 21, 2018, 03:13:50 PM »
Thank you kindly Blue - Is the press room ready? Good.  I'm headed there now ...

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Thank you ladies and gentlemen - es un honor - it's an honor being able to welcome you back to the Alabama Nighthawks press room.  Now, we're going to follow tradition in my household and the ladies go first - so Jackie go ahead and ask the first question for us.

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

Doesn't sound like much of a question and more like directions but I'll indulge you Mrs. McMullin.  I'll start with the three words then - Reflecting, Challenging, and Hopefulness.  At the start of the off season you have to reflect on what worked and didn't work during your regular season.  You have to reflect on the conversations you've had with coaches about talent and schemes and how that fits with your possible future goals.  In my case I reflected back to what I did during my off season where I won the championship in Long Beach - because with the benefit of hindsight the next season did not work out well for me.  I want to avoid that kind of slump.

It was Challenging because having just won the Impact Bowl you want to keep the same team since it was so successful but retirements happen - players leave to make more money - players that want to stay make more money.  And then even when you have your ducks lined up in a row and think you have it figured out you are still subject to other GM's resetting the market and players who were once pleased are now unpleased.  But you have on job to do and that's build a team to compete by any means necessary.

The last word was Hopefulness.  This is sort of a catch all term for how we want the moves we made to be successful.  Everyone works the off season making the moves they feel are the best for their team to win it all.  You ask these GM's and they'll all tell you about their roster and how they are competing for the playoffs - some will be bold enough to claim championship aspirations.  So we all enter the season with hope and I do as well.

Yes David go ahead and ask the next question
Coming out of training camp, where do you rank your team in the division, in the conference, and in the league?

Well despite how we ended our season on top of the league we weren't the best in the conference and definitely not the division.  It's where we can improve on this season to show a consistency of excellence from the beginning of the season through the end.  Within our division Miami and Orlando have improved and Charlotte remains dangerous.  Atlanta is ... well I think they're still holding for Drew Levanthal and Music City is determined to keep the music playing.  Within the division if we can play consistently I like our chances of being the best - the same goes for the conference because I don't see how the conference champion doesn't come from this division.

Melissa let's give you the next one
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 feel like a lot of the position battles are in our depth charts. Certainly at TE i like Potter on our initial evaluations but that doesn't mean Guess can't push for playing time as the games play out.  Not sure we have a definitive WR3 yet - and with some starters planning on being pulled from the pre season games there is definitely opportunity for people to rise in the depth charts. 

Any other questions?



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Re: TEAM : ALABAMA NIGHTHAWKS
« Reply #1875 on: November 22, 2018, 09:44:47 AM »
"Orlando's GM, GM Cory has called your team a one-dimensional team saying "We saw last year one of the most one-dimensional teams I've ever seen come in here and smoke us, and then go on to win it all....."  Is this team still one-dimensional with the retirement of Joseph Dobbins and no replacement signed in the off-season?
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« Reply #1876 on: November 24, 2018, 03:16:38 PM »
Well it’s that kind of one dimensional analysis that has brought Orlando and GM Cory so much success in the playoffs.

We’re not STILL one dimensional. That implies we were in the first place. Losing a talent and more importantly a teammate like Joseph Dobbins will always hurt. But you can’t tell me an offense featuring two of the biggest dual threat athletes is one dimensional.



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« Reply #1877 on: November 24, 2018, 07:58:40 PM »





And the title defense officially begins..  Hey, I think it would be hilarious to send the bill for our Impact Bowl Championship rings to GM Jon, for old times sake.

...The guys can't wait to see that Banner drop at the stadium and to get their rings.  This is going to be a fun season, we just have to get through pre-season healthy.
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« Reply #1878 on: November 26, 2018, 10:45:13 PM »
And that’s what’s on my mind. Obviously I want to sit guys who don’t need the pre season - I’m aware I still have to field a minimum roster of course.

Ortega
Robles
Tibbetts

To me are obvious choices. Are there any guys on defense we should sit or other players not wanting to play in the pre season?



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« Reply #1879 on: November 26, 2018, 10:46:57 PM »
 





Not that I am aware of, man.
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« Reply #1880 on: December 02, 2018, 12:58:18 PM »
YOU FEEL A GROWING URGE TO GET YOUR BUSINESS IN ORDER FOR PRE-SEASON
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« Reply #1881 on: December 04, 2018, 05:34:33 PM »
Thanks for the input Coach.

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Blue can we get a message to Curt Robles, Jamie Ortega, and Burton Tibbetts?

Inform these fine gentlemen that if they have no objections the plan is for them to sit out our two pre season games unless they have an objection. This may mean they have to dress up due to roster requirements but they won't play - I'll have to refresh myself on the rules.  Did you get all that?



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« Reply #1882 on: December 04, 2018, 08:04:00 PM »
 





No problem sir, but Jamie Ortega did mention to me that he would like to play against Vegas.
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« Reply #1883 on: December 06, 2018, 12:30:32 PM »
Blue let Jamie Ortega to come see in my office

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Hello Jamie.  Blue let me know you'd like to play against Vegas. I'm not opposed to it but I'd like to know your train of thought because I'll happy explain mine.  The way I see it - you're punching down.  Shelley's got to come at you. That's why he's convinced his GM to spend company money just to throw shade at you ... because he has to muddy the water up just to get into the conversation.  He wants to bring you down to HIS level.

I say if Shelley want's to play you so bad - he can lead his team to the Bowl like you have and we'll see you on the field. That's my thought's on it.  Tell me why you want to play against Vegas. Have i misread the situation?



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« Reply #1884 on: December 06, 2018, 05:41:53 PM »
 





  So you're saying a Lion doesn't need to concern himself with what the Gazelle has to say.. I feel you man, that makes a lot of sense boss, and I can dig it.
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« Reply #1885 on: December 06, 2018, 10:38:50 PM »
Exactly. Besides if the media keeps harping you know I have your back.

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Active: Cleo Zaragosa

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1. Cleo Zaragosa
2. Cardale Jones

RB Depth Chart due to Roster requirement [Robles is not to play]
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2. Rubin Williams
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« Reply #1886 on: December 14, 2018, 06:29:32 PM »
Thank you for your patience ladies and gentleman.  The first two exhibition games are in the books and players have now seen the field.  Speaking of field ... I'm going to field some questions.  Barbara you can have the first one ...

What did you gather from your preseason games?
- Excellent question.  As I've said before while the results don't count in the standings there is nothing like live football to test an individual.  For me the greatest concern was seeing how the depth chart would flow.  Would there be someone who in the moment could rise to the occasion that could be counted on in future games.  Certainly this is the first time we've seen Mantalban on the field and he definitely performed as advertised.  The offense lacks the depth it may have had prior at the skills position but we feel we have the right players - they just need time.

How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?
Matt Zenitz you know you asked me that last year.  As I've stated before more information is always better than less information.  To be clear, performances or lack thereof in the pre season can be indicative of a future problem or solution that can affect your regular season.  I'm always in favor of more information than less so put me in the category that puts a healthy amount of stock in our teams preseason performance. Yes Bomani please go ahead.

What is your primary and secondary goal this season, personally?
My primary goal is to repeat as Impact Bowl Champions.  GM Jon and the DC Cobras did it.  GM Gates and the Rapid City Inferno did it.  I'm the only championship winning GM who hasn't been able to repeat.  So my focus is on doing that.  My secondary goal for me is that while we are building to a championship repeat I have to replenish our stocks.  A General Manager's work is never done and as soon as the season begins you have to begin thinking about future seasons; especially in a location like Alabama.  We don't rebuild here. We retool.  So I have to keep an eye on my roster, where our weaknesses may be, what players we want to target in development systems, college, or on other pro rosters to build us up.  Yes, Mr. Isola.

Who impressed you the most on your own team in the pre-season?
We know the players we have that we are bringing back.  The true unknown for us was Demian Mantalban. We invested heavily into bringing him on to our defense and I have to say through two games I am impressed.  He definitely belongs on that field but more importantly he belongs in black and gold. Wrapping up soon guys so lets get those questions in, Yes Mr. Kornheiser

With the start of the season finally here, what do you expect from your players in week one?

Facing Atlanta on Thursday night to open the season.  We're looking to dominate and get a win.  Every team this year is going to give us their best because some GM's are going to want to hang their hat on their season was a success cause they beat the champs.  Not to mention I don't like GM Lucas and I don't like what comes out of his mouth when talking about us.  Let me just remind people of what GM Lucas said publicly.

"... I mean for a team in Alabama who is supposed to be so dominant, who is supposed to run away with the division, to start pulling players in fear of us being so aggressive they might get hurt doesn’t scream strong team. I’m sorry, this is a man’s game,  ..."

Or how about, "They are having a tough year. I think where GM"s Pancho's arrogance got the best of him was allowing us here in Atlanta to acquire such talented coaches in Munoz and Bowman. They had that team rolling, I didn't understand how they were blamed ..."

Let's continue, "hey were furious with the unprofessionalism of one of this games best players. I understand he is having a year for the ages but to act the way he was acting after the game was way out of hand. Just goes to show the lack of professionalism that is being taught by thier coaches. This isn’t the first time Alabama has shown us up and I promise you, next year, if GM Pancho survives will have a message for them."

And finally, "i think I speak for the entire organization when I say, "I don’t care who wins as long as it isn’t Alabama". Thank you. "

I'm putting the league on notice.  I don't want an Atlanta player taking cheap shots at my players and then us getting punished for retaliating.. because their GM wants to make a statement. I'm looking to play a solid football game and I hope the referees come prepared to keep it that way. Because if GM Lucas thinks he can use US as a stepping stone? He better step hard.