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Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2017, 03:49:05 PM »




The problem with this offensive line right now is not that we have a lot of old guys, because hey... I was an old guy last year too, but its three starters are not only aging, but they've had a serious decline in their play.  Both our guards and Cecil Watson are all clearly on the back end of their careers and while they are playing hard for us, they just aren't what they once were. 

Worthington is a great left tackle, and Woo is a solid center, so if we look to get more talent at the guards and right tackle positions in the off-season, we should see some big improvements.
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« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2017, 04:57:48 PM »
I agree, can't fault their efforts, but they are positions that will certainly be a priority come the draft. Thanks for your time, Coach.

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The reason I called you up though, aside from congratulating you on a game well played, I am looking at shifting our strategy, especially with Alabama up next. I gotta get one over on GM Pancho, for old times sake. With that in mind, is there a tempo and formation that you feel fits your skill set best?

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« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2017, 05:02:31 PM »




Formations aren't necessarily a preference for me, but I do really prefer a West-Coast style offense.  Shorter, quicker passes that help capitalize on my accuracy, but not highlight that I don't have the best arm strength in the league.  As far as tempo goes, I've worked in both normal and fast paced systems in the past, and think my best work came in a faster paced offense.
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« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2017, 05:43:57 PM »
Great, thanks William.

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Coach, busy week. After conferring with Coach McNeil and Brewster, and the recent trade made, I feel a switch to a West Coast offence, with a faster tempo, and higher run ratio would be the direction to go. What are your thoughts?

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« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2017, 05:55:03 PM »





We will make it work, we have a stable of talented runners and without Houser we lack a dominant receiving option, so the plan is pretty wise for our set up currently.
 
 
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« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2017, 06:33:49 PM »
Indeed. Whilst we are on the topic of adjusting to Houser leaving, I was looking to throw Caron and Craven into the kick and punt return mix, with Bittner dropping out. There anyone else in the squad you feel we should consider?

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« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2017, 09:35:05 PM »
 





I would go with Napier as the #1 KR and PR and then Caron as the #2 for each.
 
   
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« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2017, 08:44:28 AM »
I would be happy giving that a trial run. Any one on the offensive team that stands out as a leader? I feel like we should name another captain, but I am cautious of simply going with experience.

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« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2017, 11:24:35 AM »





Caron is the only other offensive starter who has much of any leadership traits to him, and the same with the defense, thats why Bittner and Cervantes are our only captains, I didn't want to name a captain who wouldn't do the job properly.
 
   
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« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2017, 12:56:48 PM »
Hmm, the paperwork I have names Fernandes as one of the team captains? Is this incorrect? Either way, it is good to know that is an area we'll need to improve on in the off season.

Last question before we run over the line up changes. Worthington, I think he'll play a role this week either way, but I'd really like to see him match up against Wilkinson. Not that Cobb's isn't a considerable threat, but Wilkinson is the guy I feel could really cause us difficulties. Is this plausible?

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« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2017, 01:18:36 PM »





First, I said Caron is the only other player, meaning Fernandes is still a worthy an appointed captain.

as for the second question, Alabama flips Cobb and Wilkinson around on their fronts, so there is no way to match up exclusively with one or the other, even if we were to flip Worthington from the left to the right side.
 
   
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« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2017, 01:50:47 PM »
Yeah, I didn't think it was likely an option, but it would have been entertaining at least.

Right, I feel like I've got as much a grasp of this team as possible, so here a draft up of changes to the line up, anything you are unsure of or straight up not happy with, you tell me. Some of it probably doesn't need saying, but I'd rather be thorough.

Offensive Base: West-Coast Style
Tempo: Fast
Run/Pass Ratio: 60/40

Defensive Base: 3-4
Blitz Ratio: Coaches choice

Player Rotation: Mostly Starters

Depth Chart

QB1 - W. Brewster
QB2 - L. Alicea
QB3 - L. Woo

RB1 - C. Zellor
RB2 - D. Johnson
RB3 - J. Hardy

FB1 - S. Ozil

TE1 - G. Williams
TE2 - C. Long

WR1 - D. Caron
WR2 - E. Craven
WR3 - M. Bello
WR4 - J. Murphy
WR5 - C. Wolfe

G1 - C. Fernandes
G2 - S. Campbell

OT1 - J. Worthington
OT2 - C. Watson
OT3 - J. Blanco

C1 - R. Woo
C2 - W. Kinney

DT1 - M. Jackson
DT2 - M. McLendon

DE1 - D. Freese
DE2 - R. Cervantes

LB1 - S. Chow
LB2 - J. Garza
LB3 - W. Wallace
LB4 - J. Albert
LB5 - J. Davidson

CB1 - A. Bittner
CB2 - A. Napier
CB3 - K. Foster
CB4 - D. Hunter

SS1 - S. Pickens
SS2 - L. Wimberly

FS1 - S. Stephens
FS2 - T. Rhoden

Special Teams

Kick & Punt Return
1 - A. Napier
2 - D. Caron

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« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

We came up against a better, all round team. We weren't able to contain Ortega, and we lost a narrow game to a strong outfit under my ol' frenemy, GM Pancho. That being said, I don't think teams are going to blow us out of the park when we face them, we kept it competitive, and whilst our offensive seems limited, we have been making some adjustments that will take time to bed in. Zellor had a bigger impact on the game this week, which is what you like to see from a player as talented as he is. Land that two point conversion and we could have been talking about a different result.

2. What did you pick up from the news this week?  Anything concerning, or interesting?

It was frustrating to see the comments from Pierce, I can't say I knew Houser well, but my coaching staff spoke highly of him and I'd have to say the young kid looks to be projecting his own frustrations out on the veteran. Had I known he'd be treated this poorly by a teammate, I might have reconsidered trading him to Seattle.

3. How do you evaluate your coaching staff, so far this year?

I can only speak on the few weeks I have worked with them, and they have been great. They have been extremely helpful and patient upon my arrival and as a unit have done well.

4. What do you expect the Commissioner to talk about this week when he makes his highly anticipated announcement?

Not got a clue. I'm hoping it will be something positive for Miami!

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

We have an intriguing clash against Long Beach, perhaps a week late for GM Death, but we finally meet! It should be a competitive affair, and close, but I feel we have the tools to nullify their offense and we can score on them. We just need to execute those plays early on, and not just in the latter stages of the game.

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« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2017, 03:22:12 PM »





I hate losing, but we didn't let the game get away from us, which is a good first step.
 
   
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« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2017, 03:27:04 PM »
I agree Coach, we are going to make it a tough game against most. I am hoping the changes to our offensive system will pay more dividends further into the season, but it seems from the get go that Zellor will be more productive as a result. Whilst we are on the topic of our offensive performance, did Caron drop every catch thrown his way?

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« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2017, 03:39:25 PM »






He had one drop in the game, but that was it.  He was well covered though, didn't get many good looks.
 
   
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« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2017, 03:48:46 PM »
That explains it then, just well defended. Craven seemed a steady hand, if nothing too exciting. Now you've had a week with the new players, how do you feel about the additions?

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« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2017, 03:54:33 PM »





Napier is a intriguing player, he flashes greatness but is also prone to mistakes but he is also ridiculously fast. The rest... I look at as bench hands overall, or roleplayers, nothing incredible.
 
   
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« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2017, 04:01:45 PM »
My stats pig told me Wallace would be a good addition to our secondary line, but ya can't always trust the numbers! How are the two guys who picked up knocks looking? We sitting Bello this week?

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« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2017, 04:08:13 PM »





Wallace shows a ton of heart, he's a good player to have, but I'd never expect him to elevate to a superstar.

As for the injuries, we don't know for sure.

Probable indicates a 75% chance he plays.

Questionable means 50%

and Doubtful is only 25%
 
   
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« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2017, 04:31:11 PM »
Ah! Appears I got mixed up with the wording on my paperwork. Thanks for the explanation, I'm sure you will make the necessary changes when we know more.

If there is nothing else you'd like to discuss, I will catch up with you before practice.

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« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2017, 04:41:34 PM »




  I think it should always be a priority to save the money to attend the combine, and then do a bit of film study on some select players that intrigue you before you get to that point... having a little money to talk with players we see at the combine is also a great idea.
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« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2017, 05:07:47 PM »
I'll get your budget arranged. Will see if I can slip in a pen that fires darts or something along those lines...

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Coach, just a quick word on the changes implemented last week. Do you feel any adjustments are needed for Long Beach?

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« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2017, 05:11:30 PM »




  I think we should stick with what we ran last week, personally.
     
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« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2017, 05:42:19 PM »
Thanks Coach.

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Chris, good job this week, looks like we came up against a tough defense. How are you feeling about the offensive set up?

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« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2017, 05:44:17 PM »




  Hey boss man, I feel good about what we're doing.. we knew going in that Alabama was one of the best teams in the league against the run, but I'm looking forward to seeing how we do.
     
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« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2017, 06:05:55 PM »
You keep running that ball like we know you can, and we'll do just fine Chris. Thanks for your time.

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Guys, I apologise for delaying this meeting, I have spent the last couple of weeks really diving into the inner workings of the franchise and it has been quite hectic. I feel like we are making moves in the right direction this season, and should hopefully improve on the teams record from last season. As captains, I just wanted to fully introduce myself, and see how team morale is, and open the floor for anything you'd like to discuss.

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« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2017, 07:25:18 PM »
THE CAPTAINS HAVE NOTHING TO DISCUSS, AND ARE HAPPY TO MEET YOU
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« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2017, 06:02:44 AM »
Thanks guys.

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Selina can we schedule a minutes silence during this weeks practice to mourn the recent tragedy. I'd also like to do something to ensure the well-being of our players mental health is appropriately managed. Is it possible for you arrange a shortlist of counsellors that we could look at in the off season?

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« Reply #79 on: August 12, 2017, 10:27:23 AM »




  We can most definitely do that sir, and I will look into counselors immediately. 
       
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« Reply #80 on: August 12, 2017, 11:07:50 AM »
Thanks Selina. If you can pass on this memo to Coach Rhodes:

No changes to strategy or depth charts - unless injured players are out (J. Murphy to cover M. Bello and D. Johnson to cover C. Long).

Additional training:

- 2 hours Position Training
- 0 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hours Physical Training
- 0 hour Film Study

Players:
C. Wolfe
D. Hunter

LOCK IN.

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« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2017, 05:04:52 AM »
Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Honestly, I feel this result was a big step backwards for the team. There are some clear issues that need resolving, but I was most alarmed by the drop in performance by some of our key players. Yes, we are in transitional period, but these guys need to step up week in, week out, and lets face it, some of them didn't this week. I came to Miami to make it a winning team, we have the tools THIS season to do better than we are. That being said, I am going to give the players the benefit of the doubt, it has been a crazy week, and up until this game, I hadn't felt like anyone wasn't giving us 100%.

Talk about a couple of the topics that stood out to you in the news this week.

Given DC is our next opponent, it was hard not to cast an eye toward their problems, but I have enough of my own to worry about first.

What did you make of the announcement of the HIFL Minor League, do you believe it is a positive addition?

I like it, I think it is a solid plan, and will give a great platform for some under-utilised players in the league. Hopefully the system will be fully regulated, and we won't start seeing the 'power' players hoarding talent.

Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory?

Quarterback issues aside, DC is a strong outfit and finding a way to beat them will prove very difficult. Me and the coaching staff will have a good look at their system and see what changes we might need to implement to make that task a little easier.

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« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2017, 10:50:30 AM »
"Who do you believe did not give 100% this week?"
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« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2017, 02:18:14 PM »
That will be something discussed amongst the coaching staff, not the media.

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« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2017, 09:41:42 PM »
 





Well that was a pathetic showing.
 
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« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2017, 02:49:56 PM »
That it was, Coach. The criticism with the media was largely for the fans sake, but I'm not going to lie, I was not expecting a performance that poor. Especially against Long Beach. Not to diminish them in anyway, but we faced a far tougher team last week in Alabama and performed far better, Is there anything we can attribute this too? I realise there was a lot of drama last week that might have turned heads and had guys focused on something other than Football, but there were far too many players who under-performed.

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« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2017, 04:16:15 PM »




  Long Beach's defense pairs very well against our strategy on offense, and with Brewster playing so poorly on his own, it just gave us no chance.
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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2017, 06:01:05 PM »
Our offensive line did him no favours though, I know we rely a little too heavily on Worthington in come respects, but that was an alarming number of sacks. It time we gave Alicea a throw? I adapted the offensive to get the best out of Brewster, but he hasn't performed at the level I'd expected of him.

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Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2017, 06:05:53 PM »




  This is the year to play around with personnel and strategy, so if you want to see what we get from guys like Alicea, this is the time to try it out.
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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2017, 06:39:30 PM »
I'll let you know of the decision. As for DC, I don't see a huge amount weaknesses, but I think we can get at their QB, and given what happened this week, it would be the perfect time to amp up the pressure. How do you feel about upping our blitz percentage?

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« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2017, 08:26:18 PM »
 




We definitely want to up the blitz and go in guns blazing.
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« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2017, 02:29:01 AM »
Sounds like a plan. On Williams, I will be placing him on the DTR list and bringing in someone on a free, I put down Johnson to cover Long in case he was out, do you feel there would be someone else more suitablle?

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« Reply #92 on: August 22, 2017, 12:41:12 PM »




Unless we plan to sign another tight end, we can't place Williams on the DTR, as we would be under the required number of tight ends.
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« Reply #93 on: August 22, 2017, 04:22:27 PM »
So what are our options? Drop a depth player to the practice squad whilst we bring in a short term replacement for Williams?

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Re: TEAM: MIAMI KILLER WHALES
« Reply #94 on: August 22, 2017, 08:45:11 PM »
 




I'd not do anything and just let Long play at TE, we don't have to have another TE right now and if Long goes down we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
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« Reply #95 on: August 23, 2017, 04:55:50 PM »
If we're 100% sure Long can get through this week, then that is fine with me.

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Coach, dismal performance this week, especially with our offensive line. Worthington's game in particular was worrying, anything to attribute this to, or just an off day?

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« Reply #96 on: August 23, 2017, 09:35:46 PM »
 
 




  Im not worried at all. two weeks ago he set the league record for most pancakes in a single game, only giving up one sack isn't bad, so I think he'll be fine.
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« Reply #97 on: August 24, 2017, 01:56:53 PM »
Well, you're the best man to judge. The stats pig was is still all sweaty about it, I'll try and calm him down.

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« Reply #98 on: August 24, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »





  Honestly, I don't feel comfortable in the system.. I'm trying to make things work, but I just don't see things working out for me right now.
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« Reply #99 on: August 24, 2017, 02:11:18 PM »
I appreciate your honesty. Me and the coaches had discussed the possibility of giving someone else a throw, but I wanted to see where your head was at first. I discussed the changes with you, it is only fair I give you the time to adjust.

Would it be beneficial to shift your focus for a few weeks? We'll give Alicea a run out, and give you some extra time in practice to work with the system. That is certainly an option we are open to on the coaching staff. But whilst we are speaking honestly, there has been some trade interest. I'd prefer the former option, personally.