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« Reply #2000 on: October 16, 2018, 09:26:16 PM »
 





You got a deal.
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« Reply #2001 on: October 17, 2018, 01:12:52 PM »
Always a pleasure.
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Lolly, could I speak to the agent for Joshua Reynolds please?
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I believe 3 years at $2m is the going rate at this level but how much would it cost to sign Joshua longer term?

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« Reply #2002 on: October 17, 2018, 10:56:25 PM »
 





How much longer?
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« Reply #2003 on: October 18, 2018, 02:35:20 PM »
5 years, so an extra 2 basically.

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« Reply #2004 on: October 18, 2018, 10:05:01 PM »
 





Make it $3.25MM and we'll do 5 years.
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« Reply #2005 on: October 19, 2018, 02:56:02 PM »
I can definitely do that. Always good to do business with you.
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Lolly, can I speak to the agent for Angel Toler please?
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I'd like to offer 3 years at $2million.

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« Reply #2006 on: October 20, 2018, 11:20:47 AM »
AMBER MOLINA ACCEPTS
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« Reply #2007 on: October 21, 2018, 04:27:01 AM »
Excellent, I'll get the paperwork filed.
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Lolly, could I speak to the agents for Robert Gray, LB and
 Roger Morris, TE please?
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I'm offering 3 years at $1.25m for Roger Morris.

For Robert Gray the offer is 3 years at $1.25m

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« Reply #2008 on: October 21, 2018, 11:38:29 PM »
BOTH ACCEPT
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« Reply #2009 on: October 22, 2018, 03:48:08 PM »
Lolly, could I speak to the agents for Ronald Edmonds, P, and Joseph Sellers, FB,  please?
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For both players we'd be looking at 3 year deals for $750k

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« Reply #2010 on: October 22, 2018, 04:10:03 PM »
DOUBLE DEAL!
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« Reply #2011 on: October 23, 2018, 03:38:39 PM »
Lolly, I'd like to speak to the agents for WR Gary Stanton and RB Sergio Burns please.
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I'm looking to sign Stanton and Burns to Richmond Ruckus. The offer for both players is 3 years at $500k.

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« Reply #2012 on: October 23, 2018, 05:54:01 PM »
DEALS
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« Reply #2013 on: October 25, 2018, 12:12:15 AM »
ENTERING UDFA / UFA TEAM UPDATE


REQUIRED POSITIONS NEEDS: 1 TE,


OPTIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1 TOO MANY


MINOR LEAGUE POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 5


SALARY CAP AVAILABLE: 11.25MM

BONUS POOL AVAILABLE: 8.25MM

MINOR LEAGUE SALARY AVAILABLE: 8.75MM

*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 #2014 on: November 08, 2018, 10:36:06 PM »
YOU HEAR A VOICE ENCOURAGING YOU TO LOCK IN
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« Reply #2015 on: November 11, 2018, 09:45:46 AM »
TEAM CAPTAINS
1. King Carmazzi
2. Anthony Smith
3. Brett Myers
4. Lary Stevens
5. Sean Johnson
6. Alfred Glass



MINI-CAMP ASSIGNMENTS

OFFENSE:
1.King Carmazzi - Accuracy
2.Urban Hemsworth - Accuracy
3.Roger Morris - Hands

DEFENSE:
1.Justin Blais - Tackling
2.William Bostic - Hands
3.Michael Thurston - Speed



MASTER DEPTH CHART

QB- King Carmazzi
QB2- Donald Doolittle
QB3- Fred Hatton

RB1- Tank Mixon
RB2- Angel Toler
{b}RB3-[/b] Dante Bogut

FB- Joseph Sellers

TE1- Jay Morrris
TE2- Roger Morris

WR1- Brett Myers
WR2- James Dodds
WR3- Daniel Roman
WR4- Joshua Elrod
WR5- Todd Pike

LT- Anthony Smith
LG- Billy Godfrey
C- Makai Si’Lo’Ha (backupBenjamin Jacks)
RG- William Jordan
RT- Luke Smith

DT1- Ryan Peacock
DT2- Luis Peacock

DE1- Sean Johnson
DE2- Anthony McLaughlin (backupTaco Tipton)

LB1- Larry Stevens
LB2- Billy Zepeda
LB3- Irvin Schofield
LB4- Lucas Johnson

CB1- Alfred Glass
CB2- Jerald Jeffries
CB3- Joshua Reynolds
CB4- Justin Blais

FS- Eric Moya ( backup Robert Brinkman )
SS- William Bostic ( backup Michael Thurston )

K- Omer Sasser
P- Ronald Edmonds
KR1- James Dodds
KR2- Dante Bogut





STRATEGY


OFFENSE – Coach’s decision
Attitude: Balanced
Focus: Balanced
Tempo: Normal
Passing Focus: Medium
Pass To: Balanced
Primary Receiver: James Dodds
Running Focus: Power
Running Backs: Running
Backfield Focus: Bell Cow
Tight End Focus: Mixed

DEFENSE – 4-3
Attitude: Aggressive
Focus: Balanced
Primary Coverage: Mixed
D-Line Focus: Pass Rush
Linebacker Focus: Balanced
Player Radio: Larry Stevens
Match CBs to WRs?: Yes


Playing Time: Mostly Starters




PLAY CALLING


OFFENSE RUN/PASS RATIO 55:45

Play Caller: Offensive Coordinator
Detailed percentages are OC’s decision

DEFENSE BLITZ RATIO Coach’s decision

Play Caller: Head Coach




PR CAMPAIGNS

(King Carmazzi) (The King of DC)
$250k
Online video billboards on the DC Cobras website and connected websites showing a mock coronation of King Carmazzi. The still image and the physical billboards will show Carmazzi in full regal attire sat on a throne in the middle of Congress.

(Omer Sasser) (The $6m man)
$250k
Youtube/Snapchat/Instagram videos showing scenes of a man having bionic parts added to them (leg, eye, etc) much like the opening of The Six Million Dollar Man. These scenes will be mixed with clips of some of Sasser’s longest kicks. The caption at the end will read “Omer Sasser, the $6m Man”.

(Anthony Smith) (For the love of the game)
$250k
A video package to be shown at the start of games and on the DC Cobras social media profiles. The video shows Smith asleep in bed before being woken by his clock radio. The radio is playing the announcement of Robles winning MVP and OPoTY. There’s a wry smile on Smith’s face as he gets up and seems to shrug it off. The video picks him up again in the kitchen as he’s having his breakfast with the TV on in the background showing pundits Mark Hansen and Sean Bronson arguing that Smith had been snubbed in the awards. Another wry smile and he seems to shrug it off. Next he’s in the car on the way to the stadium with the Insiders on the radio talking about how underrated Smith is. Wry smile, shrugs it off. Finally you see Smith in full gear lining up on the o-line with a broad smile on his face. The caption reads “I don’t do it for the awards, I do it for the love of the game”

(Larry Stevens) (The DC Monument)
$250k
Social media (excluding Twitter) campaign where images of all of the famous Washington monuments are replaced by CGI statues of Larry Stevens. A line of gear, in partnership with Under Armor, will feature a range of products with these images on them.

(Ryan and Luis Peacock) (Twin Cobras)
$500k
A continuation of the skills based videos made in conjunction with Qantus in the prior year. This year has the Peacock twins competing against each other in a number of skills challenges involving some Qantus jets.




MUSICAL LICENSES

1. “Fanfare for the Common Man” (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zurZig4L8)
When the players emerge from the tunnel


2. “1999” (Prince) 
After home wins

Lock in

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« Reply #2016 on: November 17, 2018, 11:21:24 AM »





It's so sweet to be back in the office!  I can't wait to see us lick the competition!
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« Reply #2017 on: November 25, 2018, 08:29:51 AM »
SEASON 11 - TRAINING CAMP

I expect all of you to behave like professionals this year if you want to continue to be invited to these press conferences. This is the only warning you're getting.

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

Evolution, not revolution. There are a lot of teams in this league, and particularly this division, making sweeping changes this year. GMs moving, key players being traded... all sorts of managerial disasters too. Here we've focused on continuing a program that we put in place last season. We have a great mix of young talent who have continued to develop... the Peacocks, Bostic, Moya, Schofield, Mixon, Dodds, Carmazzi... alongside some experienced stars. We have also brought in some really exciting rookies who I look forward to working with in the coming years. The future is bright here in DC but success is achievable now.

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

I think we're ranked up at top end of the division, conference and the league. We made the playoffs last year and we've only improved since then while some of our rivals have fallen away. I'll let you all decide where that actually puts us.

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?

There are a few battles I'm interested in watching this preseason. Any of the WRs or LBs have a shot at moving themselves up the depth chart and I hope they'll do their best to take their chances. Guys like Taco Tipton and Blais also have an opportunity to claim a starting spot if they show us something in these games. I do want to make it clear that there is no position battle at QB. Carmazzi is our starter and that's how it will be when the regular season comes along.

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« Reply #2018 on: November 25, 2018, 12:12:10 PM »
"What was the leading factor that lead to trading away Corey Rizzo?"
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« Reply #2019 on: November 25, 2018, 01:54:30 PM »
Corey Rizzo is a very talented player and will have a very good career in the league. however, I had to choose between him and King Carmazzi. The coaches and I feel that King has the potential to be a special player. This year he's going to get the chance to prove a lot of people wrong.

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« Reply #2020 on: November 25, 2018, 06:46:38 PM »





Welcome back boss, what have you got for me?
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« Reply #2021 on: November 25, 2018, 07:00:14 PM »
I have a couple of roster moves I want to discuss but before that I want to talk coaching. We've completely changed the offensive coaching team this year. They under-performed last year so I think it was needed. What I want to know is how you rate Coach Prince and Coach Houser after camp?

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« Reply #2022 on: November 25, 2018, 07:22:30 PM »
 





Well, in the few weeks that I've watched them in training camp I'd say they seem fine.  Won't know much until we see how that work translates to the field though.
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« Reply #2023 on: November 26, 2018, 03:03:40 AM »
That's fair enough. All I wanted was an initial assessment. About the roster moves, I'm thinking of sending Bogut to Richmond to learn his position and bringing up Burns to replace him. I wanted to ask about Joshua Reynolds though. Our scouting suggested his attributes were a lot better than how you've rated him. What's holding him back?

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« Reply #2024 on: November 26, 2018, 04:15:34 PM »





He just needs more experience, he has pretty good hands for a rookie corner, but I think he needs to work on his football IQ, and if he wants to be a physical corner, then he needs to get stronger to go with the rest of his skills.
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« Reply #2025 on: November 27, 2018, 03:27:06 AM »
We have him signed up for the long term so we'll have plenty of time to get him to where he needs to be. It's similar to the situation with Carmazzi. His potential is far too good to ignore.
I think we'll mainly use the starters in preseason to get some chemistry built up in the team. I might put a few of the backups in to give them the chance to prove themselves but I think the lineup is already pretty set. I was tempted to give Doolittle a start but that just encourages questions I don't want and I'd rather give Carmazzi as much time on the field as we can. I'll let you get to work.
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Lolly, could I speak to Coach Door please?
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Coach, I noticed you rate Schofield as our number 2 LB. I'm a little surprised by that. I like what Zepeda did for us last year. Has Schofield really improved that much this season? How would you say they compare?

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« Reply #2026 on: November 27, 2018, 01:47:02 PM »





They're very similar players, Zepeda is a little stronger, Schofield is more agile.  Zepeda has a slight edge in football IQ, Schofield is actually a more fundamentally sound tackler and is a hair faster..   They're very much the same type of player, but I think Schofield is just more talented.
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« Reply #2027 on: November 28, 2018, 03:29:29 AM »
It sounds like we have a pretty solid LB corps in that case. We'll give each a start at number 2 in preseason and see how they get on. I want another look at Tipton as well but I'll work that out before I send the sheets down. Before you head back to practice I just wanted to say that you and Coach Farmer have done a great job with the young lads over the offseason. I'm very excited to see this defence continue to improve during the year. Thank you, Coach.
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Lolly, could I see Coach Prince please?
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Coach, it's great to be working with you again. Carmazzi looked like a different player towards the end of last season and it sounds like he's impressed you during camp too. I'm getting some stick for picking him over Rizzo but I'm hoping he's going to prove me right. You've worked closely with him. What should we be expecting from him at this point?

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« Reply #2028 on: November 28, 2018, 11:30:02 AM »





With his improved accuracy and decision making/IQ, I'd expect to see fewer INT's and a higher completion percentage which is exactly what we need from him.
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« Reply #2029 on: November 28, 2018, 01:15:12 PM »
I have a lot of faith in him and I'm sure having Doolittle and Hemsworth around will keep him focused.
Looking more broadly at the offence, I think we have a very good unit here. We underperformed last season but I'm confident your approach is going to turn things around. I'm expecting big things from the team this year. I'll let you get back to work.
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Lolly, could I speak to Coach Houser please?
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Coach Houser... that must be odd for you to hear around here. You'll ge used to it, I'm sure. Though it's disappointing not seeing you running out onto the field with the lads this year. That said, we have a young group ripe for moulding and That must be exciting for you. How are you settling into your new job?

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« Reply #2030 on: November 28, 2018, 03:01:40 PM »
 





I'm enjoying the new role boss. Good to have some guys I'm familiar with to be coaching, I already know the guys and have a good relationship, and the new kids know who I am, so they respect me. Its a good fit.
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« Reply #2031 on: November 29, 2018, 03:08:53 AM »
I'm glad to hear it. It's a bloody travesty you weren't inducted into the Hall of Fame but it's good to see you getting the respect you deserve around here.
Looking at the receivers, Myers and Dodds I think are locked in at 1 and 2. I'm not sure what you think but to me Dodds has similar attributes to McReynolds. I'm excited to see what he can do. The slot is a bit trickier. I used Roman there briefly in Cleveland and got some good production out of him. He also has a great attitude and I think he's earned a chance to showcase his talents. However, Elrod was highly rated by our scouts. Even Pike seems to be developing nicely. I read your report but I'd like a bit more detail on how you think these lads compare.

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« Reply #2032 on: November 29, 2018, 01:49:06 PM »





I like the comparison of Dodds to McReynolds outside of McReynolds' strength and elite hands, but Dodds is young so he could get there easily.

As for the other three, Roman is a good good worker, I like his attitude very much. He is a guy who has no elite skill, but he is talented enough in all areas to contribute. I don't know if he will ever be a WR1 but I like him as a future #2 in this league. 

Eldrod's speed and agility are phenomenal, but he is very similar to John Young in Oakland, great talent but very inconsistent hands. He needs to work on that greatly if he is going to elevate to star level in his career.

Pike has very very good hands, and a great competitive fire, a strong football IQ and decent strength.  His speed isn't great, but with his size he is a great red-zone target and a player who we could ask to get bigger to improve his ability to box out corners for jump balls.
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« Reply #2033 on: November 30, 2018, 03:38:16 AM »
This is why I hired you as a coach. That is some fantastic insight that has given me a lot to think about. I think we definitely promote Pike to WR4 and have him fight for jump balls in our 4WR sets. Try to use him more in the red zone. My worry then is that Joshua won't get much game time at WR5. So, it might be worth getting him experience in Richmond to work on his hands. Then the question is whether to call up Stanton or Cahill. What do you think?

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« Reply #2034 on: December 01, 2018, 05:24:00 PM »
 





I'd definitely call up Stanton over Cahill, but I think that's a good idea.
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« Reply #2035 on: December 02, 2018, 03:37:35 PM »
Consider that done then. Thank you for your input Coach. Please take the strategy sheets down to the other coaches.

Preseason game 1
Rotation: Mostly starters
Run:pass ratio: 60:40
Tempo: Normal
Strategy changes: Pike to play WR4, Stanton to WR 5, Toler to RB2, Burns to RB3.

Preseason game 2
Strategy changes: Schofield and Zepeda swap positions, Tipton replaces McLaughlin at LDE

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« Reply #2036 on: December 14, 2018, 03:35:16 AM »
S11 - PRE-SEASON

1. What did you gather from your preseason games?

We learned a bit about the guys trying to force themselves into the first team and a bit about our system that needs tweaking. Overall you can't really read too much into those games though.

2. How much stock do you put into your teams preseason performance?

Not a great deal. Pre-season is mainly about fitness and allowing the new lads to get used to their new team. Beyond that, it's nice if you can take some momentum into the season but I'm not going to worry about these losses.

3. What is your primary and secondary goal this season, personally?

If your primary goal isn't to win the Impact Bowl you're in the wrong job. The secondary goal is to win the division this year. That's the standard we need to be aiming at and it's the standard I expect.

4. Who impressed you the most on your own team in the pre-season?

I could name any of the usual lads but I'm going to focus on Morris for now. He's come into the team to replace Herzog and a lot of people were critical of that move but he's already shown he can be a threat as a receiver. If you have a TE who can contribute like that it's a big help to the team. It's good to see him and King gelling so early.

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

I expect a much better performance than we saw against Tucson and I expect them to look after the ball better than they did against KC. We do those things and there's no reason we can't start the season with a win.

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« Reply #2037 on: December 14, 2018, 12:55:31 PM »
 





Clearly the terrible showing in the first half against Tucson was an ugly image, we have up some big kick returns, and a few big plays down field, but I feel like in the 2nd half we adjusted nicely to stop the bleeding.
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« Reply #2038 on: December 14, 2018, 01:26:22 PM »
Despite what I said to the media I am absolutely fuming about that shocking first half performance. Well done for limiting the damage but I want you to make sure the players know that kind of performance is unacceptable and will not be tolerated again in any game. These lads have embarrassed themselves out there. They are far too good to play like that so the only explanation is a lack of effort. I'll be reminding the captains of our expectations before the new season kicks off.

Luis Peacock had a very quiet preseason. Is there a quality gap opening between him and his brother?

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« Reply #2039 on: December 14, 2018, 01:38:39 PM »





I don't think the gap in talent is there, but Ryan has been getting better results on the field for sure.  Luis has shown a little less discipline as well, picking up those penalties this week, but I think they work well together. Sometimes its as simple as Luis eating the blockers up so that Ryan can make the tackle.
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« Reply #2040 on: Today at 03:21:29 AM »
If they're working well together I'm not going to mess with it. That's why I drafted both of them. Beyond giving the captains an earful I think we're pretty set for week one from a defensive point of view. I'll let you get to practice.
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Lolly, could I see Coach Prince please?
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Coach, I liked what I saw against Kansas and the second half against Tucson. The less said about the first half the better. The two things concerning me are turnovers and pass competition rates. The former should improve as King adapts to the new offence so I'm going to give that time before acting. As for the latter, I don't think Dodds is ready to be our primary receiver so I'm going to switch that to Myers. Do you think that'll make much difference?