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« Reply #150 on: April 19, 2018, 07:20:55 PM »
Thanks Coach Ron Iíll get together with the DC and hammer out the details but Iíll make sure to include you in the details before we depart

Hoppy can we call Coach Linden

Coach Linden me and Coach Ron were talking about raising the pressure on Seattle this week force em to win the game by passing the ball. What are our current percentages at for blitzing for the different down and yardage scenarios.

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« Reply #151 on: April 20, 2018, 10:47:07 AM »
 




  Currently we are at:

1st and 10 - 55%
1st and Short - 65%
1st and Long - 45%
2nd and short - 65%
2nd and long - 35%
3rd and short - 70%
3rd and long - 55%
4th and short - 70%
4th and Long - 55%
Goal line - 65%
2Mins (w/ lead) - 75%
2 mins (trailing) 88%
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« Reply #152 on: April 20, 2018, 11:29:49 AM »
Thank you Coach Linden. Now I remember when I interviewed you before this season kicked off that you wanted speed and explosiveness from the safeties because that was the key to a blitzing attack. 

Is it possible for you to share your percentages of blitz plays come from each positions or at least the type of blitzes?

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« Reply #153 on: April 20, 2018, 12:27:19 PM »




  No, the numbers are just how often we call blitz plays, no way to know which ones we will call.
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« Reply #154 on: April 30, 2018, 03:03:38 PM »
Okay Coach Linden I appreciate your time. I will review these percentages and work up a final game plan for Seattle.

Hoppy can we speak with Richard Welker

Richard Welker thank you for stepping in while Steven was out injured.  How did it feel to get plugged into the game and get a win in your first start?

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« Reply #155 on: May 01, 2018, 01:36:06 PM »




  Felt good boss.
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« Reply #156 on: May 01, 2018, 11:05:02 PM »
As it should Richard. Good luck to you.

Hoppy can you get these adjustments to Coach Ron

5% increase in all situational blitz situations.

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« Reply #157 on: June 02, 2018, 05:12:26 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
- It wasnít the result we wanted. We had a very competitive first half where we set our pace but the second half belonged to Seattle. We couldnít contain their passing attack and Darren Pierce had a strong performance against us.

2. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?
- We now step foot outside our division and into the rest of the league. I am comfortable saying this division is one of the most competitive and has prepared us more than other divisions would. We test that theory against Milwaukee who philosophically we are opposites of. They want to speed the game up and score early and often. We want to slow the pace down and drag the game into the dirt. The team that can impose its will, will find success.

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« Reply #158 on: June 02, 2018, 06:44:00 PM »




Considering the division we play in, 2-3 is a solid start to our season, I think you're right on it when it comes to this weeks match up, we've got to play our game and make them do the same.
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« Reply #159 on: June 04, 2018, 08:04:09 PM »
Iím going to go ahead and downgrade our blitz percentages to what it was before. We got burned by that passing attack - although Milwaukee may not have the generational talent that Seattle does at WR they do have a versatile array of young talent.

Did they move Pierce around and didnít always have our best CB lined up against him? I only ask to know if your preference is to play our defense as is or to lock on CB on one WR and try to take him out the game. For future possible matchups.

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« Reply #160 on: June 04, 2018, 09:00:10 PM »
 




I like the idea of having a corner trail an assignment, but there is not much we can do to really insure that.  Pierce does move around the formations quite often though.
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« Reply #161 on: June 05, 2018, 11:13:41 AM »
Something to think about possibly adjusting our depth chart in different formations to match opponents based on prior history. For now though weíll move ahead to face Milwaukee

And Coach donít forget a 5% reduction in all situational blitz situations

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« Reply #162 on: June 18, 2018, 06:39:34 PM »
S10 WEEK 6

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
We started the first half strong even if trading scores with Milwuakee isn't what we wanted to do but we were competing.  The second half did not go as well.  We were completely shut out by their defense and our guys couldn't keep pace.  Milwuakee controlling the time of possession is not what our game plan going in was.  They gained more yards, didn't turn the ball over and were 50% successful on third downs.


2. Talk about this weeks league news, what stood out most to you?

Only one story this week dealt with gross incompetence.  I don't feel fond calling out other GM's but knowing the schedule is the most basic form of competency there can be.  Now I don't know Aaron Kitchen or his personality but I do know what it feels like to be disregarded and then thought of at the last minute.  I hope my players never have to feel that coming from me.

3. What do you make of the news of the newest GM's to join the league? What advice would you give them?

I'm still somewhat new to this myself.  I haven't had to either put myself into a hole or take myself out of one - so the only advice I have to give is avoid the holes.  Avoid the holes the league will create for you and prevent helping them out by making some of your own.

4. With the draft class being announced later this week, do you plan to target personalities, skill sets, or position groups at the college showcase?

As an expansion team were looking for talented players at any position.  But just as important as talent is the right attitude.  I prefer a 5 cent talent with a hundred dollar effort than a hundred dollar talent with 5 cent effort any day.

5. What do you hope to gain most this week during the bye week, for yourself but also for your team?

This weeks allows us to be introspective and give us extra time to prepare against New Jersey. I guess this would relate back to the question about other GM's as well.  In addition to juggling the happiness of three bosses you have to be always be thinking about the present and future at all times.

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« Reply #163 on: June 20, 2018, 10:19:00 AM »
 




  The bye week comes at a good time.We're in a rut on both sides of the ball.
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« Reply #164 on: June 20, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
Yeah I donít like what Iím seeing. Seems like weíre able to rise up to play the big games but are having trouble with sustained effort. Not just for the season but even during a game.

What did you think about what I said in regards to how we scout players? Do you have a difference of opinion?

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« Reply #165 on: June 20, 2018, 05:36:23 PM »




  Oh I agree with you there.
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« Reply #166 on: June 24, 2018, 11:47:37 AM »
Excellent. Iím glad we continue to be on the same page. Since you mentioned us being in a rut I was wondering if in previous years you ever did any team building activities off the field?

Perhaps the rookie combine week will be a good time to help the boys out.

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« Reply #167 on: June 24, 2018, 11:53:19 AM »




  I don't think I was ever on a team that did anything like that after the pre-season, but since we have this bye-week, I'm sure we could do something to help the team come together even tighter.
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« Reply #168 on: June 27, 2018, 09:10:09 PM »
Well Iíve managed to get us a movie screening to entertain the boys and catered it to make sure they are well fed. I trust in you coach that given the off week youíll still have em ready for the next game.

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« Reply #169 on: July 06, 2018, 01:28:17 PM »
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« Reply #170 on: July 07, 2018, 01:26:22 PM »
S10 WEEK 8

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

We had a reversal of fortune this game. While the result was the same as last week with a loss this time the team opened flat but rallied back to keep it competitive. The defense really stepped up in the second half only allowing 3 points per quarter and the offense kept the pressure on. There are times this season we have been a force to be reckoned with. Our problem is learning how to be consistent both during a game and across multiple opponents.

2. Talk about this weeks league news, what stood out most to you?

Both news stories I want to discuss revolve around the same individual. LaVar Jackson. Other GMís seem to have a strong opinion about him. This week he made two separate announcements. The first is with him being unhappy at the HIFL not inviting his other children to the combine which both as a father and as an agent makes perfect sense. The second news has to do with him wanting to run his own Big Baller Showcase instead which does concern me. In my short time here weíve seen a lot of alternatives to the HIFL show up. My concern with the showcase isnít about finding a way for other players to get showcased but for it to be a way for the XFL the AAF and/or the IFAF to swoop in and steal talent.

3. How did you feel about the first annual HIFL/NCAA Showcase?  Do you feel like it was a beneficial addition to the league?

Itís definitelt what the league needs to be doing to showcase itself as the right path to a career in football. We need to make the pathway to playing in the league easier because if we miss out on talents they will have alternatives. Too much of that and it could be very concerning.


4. What was your take on the amount of GM errors that occurred during the bye-week?

Certainly ones I hope not to commit. Iím new here so I donít need any hits to my reputation before I even get one.

5. Do you plan on making any call ups this week before locking in?

If a player deserves it based on what our scouts and coaches say I wonít be opposed to it out of principle.

6. Talk about your game this upcoming week.

This week we play host to the Silverbacks. Oakland has been involved in a lot of trade rumors concerning the QB they might get but Iím more concerned with the Team they already have. Oakland so far this season has defended better than us and has scored more than us. Weíre really going to need to execute our game plan to make up in those two areas.

And lastly thank you for your patience. I know it took me some time to get to this podium today and I wonít let it become a habit. Unless there are any further questions ... ?

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« Reply #171 on: July 07, 2018, 01:53:45 PM »
 




  We had a chance to complete the comeback, but we came up short.
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« Reply #172 on: July 07, 2018, 02:08:33 PM »
Yeah we did. But like I said to the press the comeback showed grit and we didnít quit. Considering we were going to play them this week I thought about letting an offer I received slip out.

Can you believe GM Justin of Oakland had the nerve to ask if I would trade for Juan Kirk for Christopher Chandler?? I thought about putting his business out there but didnít want to set a precedent and open that can of worms.

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« Reply #173 on: July 07, 2018, 02:10:44 PM »
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« Reply #174 on: July 09, 2018, 09:52:45 AM »
Anywyas coach thanks for letting me vent to you. Weíre going to get ready for Oakland and take em on.

Hoppy can you ask Lawrence Gordon to meet with me in my office.

Lawrence wanted to say good job and welcome to the league. If it wasnít for some of your performances we might not have the few wins we do have. Just wanted to say I appreciate your effort and skills.

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« Reply #175 on: July 09, 2018, 10:52:13 PM »




  Hey boss man, I appreciate you showing me some love!  Loving it in the pros so far man, Just wanting to help the team get those Dubs!
 
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« Reply #176 on: July 09, 2018, 11:54:22 PM »
Hopefully itís a long and prosperous career. For the both of us.

Hoppy thatís all for now let coach know weíre good to go for the game

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« Reply #177 on: July 17, 2018, 09:32:02 PM »
S10 WEEK 9

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

We had a better performance offensively.  We converted more third downs and threw for more passing yards than last week.  Once again we had a chance in the second half to keep the game close and work towards getting the win.  The team performs well but we just need to find that missing link between making their TD into FG and then into punts.  We ourselves have to work on getting into the end zone.  Converting third downs is a good start.

2. Give us an evaluation of the first half of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?

We started of with a huge win in our second game beating the defending champions and so far our first half of the season hangs on that notion.  We're on a current four game losing streak so the shine on that win has started to fade.  I always want to be seen working for what comes next and what is coming next is Daniel Ford.  Daniel on an expansion team has done his job to perfection because he hasn't allowed a sack in a single game this season.  He's also managed to get himself into the top 5 Tackles in the league.  There was a reason he was our first pick as a franchise. As for he has stood out for not doing well - I'm going to point to WR Dee Rutherford.  I wanted to lean on his veteran experience and felt his teaming with Crawford could be something to build on.  If Dee can play like both he and I expect he can this offense could have a second threat to Lawrence Gordon.


3. With where you sit in the standings, how do you feel about your chances of meeting your owners expectations and how do you grade your performance as GM, what about your job security?

Currently in the standings we sit dead last in our division.  That doesn't make me feel as bad because we are in the northwest the most difficult division in the HIFL.  In the southwest we would be 4th. Oakland might have beat us they know the tough matchup we are.  On to the most important aspect of my job is keeping my owner happy.  He has a specific set of goals for me - some are personal but most are achievable.  We want to win as many games as we lose at home so far that isn't where we are. We need to do better for the Portland man who spends his hard earned money to take the family out for the day.  More wins will always lead to goals being met.  So far with only two wins I'm not even worth the grade.

4. Who is your league-wide Mid-season MVP?  Who has been the most surprising under performer?

In a game this large it's hard to find a true player that can change the game based solely on their own performance.  To me that player is Anthony Smith.  From my time as a fan to now as an owner this man refuses to let his QB get sacked.  He can negate a defense and incentivize an offense all in one. TD and Sacks might get the glory but the real battle is won on the line.

5. Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most? How and Why?

While it pains me to praise them Seattle have done tremendous since GM Jon has come over.  They are on top of the division and have really tried to turn the image around of when they were the Rhinos.  The Lumberjacks have done well so far this season.

6. With the Trade Deadline coming up this week, Do you see yourself as a buyer, a Seller, or do you plan to hold fast with what you have?

I don't subscribe to players nor do I dedicate myself to a certain philosophy. Depending on the player available I could be a buyer. Depending on the offer made I could be a seller.  I just hope other GM's learn to take me seriously and stop asking for players they know they can't get.

7. What is your opinion on the league's newly announced luxury tax rule, do you believe it is fair, and do you believe it will benefit the league?

I enjoy it as a new and building franchise with plenty of cap space.  I'm glad impact bowl wins and franchises wont be born out of a subsidized world.

8. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

We go on the road to face Tombstone and we need to be able to beat teams like them on the road away from our fans.  It's time to show the rest of the Southwest that the North plays for keeps.

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« Reply #178 on: July 17, 2018, 09:57:26 PM »




  Interesting choice for disappointing player....
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« Reply #179 on: July 17, 2018, 11:20:44 PM »
Born out of a desire to see a more vertical threat. Steven needs help down the field and so does the run game but itís done. Tombstone is on the schedule next. We need a win before we start going the way of Alabama. I donít want a five game losing streak.


Curious though who would you have gone after? Doesnít have to leave the room. Or you can choose not to say anything.

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« Reply #180 on: July 17, 2018, 11:33:56 PM »
 




  I'd say Frank Cooney.  He' not found a way to get a turnover yet this year and he's only got about 6 PDs this season.
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« Reply #181 on: July 18, 2018, 10:20:15 AM »
And at the price we pay him. I can definitely see why you would go Frank. I appreciate the input Coach Ron. Iím going to see a few people.

Hoppy can we speak to Daniel Ford

Daniel just wanted to continue my conversation from the media. Youíve had an impressive season not allowing a sack and being in the top 5 of pancakes. Very impressive.

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« Reply #182 on: July 18, 2018, 10:45:35 AM »




Just happy to be proving to everyone that it's not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in that dog.
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« Reply #183 on: July 19, 2018, 12:45:04 AM »
Keep doing what your doing.

Hoppy can I speak with Jose Seaton

Jose I wanted to thank you for the work youíve done so far this season. 10 TFL is nothing to scoff at.

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« Reply #184 on: July 19, 2018, 12:59:45 AM »




I feel like I'm turning back the clock this year, feels good to play and be healthy.
 
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« Reply #185 on: July 19, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
Feels good to have you on the roster Jose. Just wanted to say thanks and look forward to more in the second half.

Hoppy Iíve seen who I needed go ahead and let coach know we are all in.

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« Reply #186 on: July 27, 2018, 12:47:15 PM »
S10 WEEK 10

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?
Well first and foremost it feels good to be back in the win column.  Secondly a round of applause for our defense for only giving up 3 points. Thatís definitely our best result as a defense when it comes to limiting the offense.  If it wasnít for that DTD Tombstone wouldnít have made it to double digits.
Iíd still like to raise our third down conversation rate because the type of offense we want to run the longer we can hold on to the ball the more we can grind down defenses.  This week despite the third down conversation rate we managed to have an 8 minute advantage when it came to time of possession.

2. With the All-Star Rosters being announced this week, what is your take on the composition, any snubs or surprises from your own team?  (for Kirk/Jon, talk about the opposing roster, for everyone else, comments and talk about who you felt deserved to go on your squad etc)
First, congratulations to our T Daniel Ford for being the only selection on the roster.  I know I can be proud of Daniel being on the team. Why you ask? Daniel actually deserves to be on it and isnít a pity pick mandated by every team being represented.  As for my opinion on snubs, I think our first scoring drive speaks to that.  Look I understand that when you talk about your players being an All-Star snub you have to be ready to take someone off the list.  So when I tell you WR Lawrence Gordon should have been on the team Ė Iím telling you the media that WR Darren Pierce didnít deserve to be on the team.  It was nepotism that got him selected to the All Star Game. That or GM Jon is trying to keep a diva player under control by placating him with a gift Ė sort of like a trophy wife.  Long as she has the black American express she wonít bother too much.  Understand? Thatís not what we aim to do here in Portland. 

3. What news stories stood out to you this week?
I think Portland Brewers fans and anyone who has been paying attention to our facebook page is going to be excited to see Timothy Dekker during the All Star game festivities.  He might be in the minor league but he is no minor player.  He will be one of a few reps I send to perform in the different activities that will be available.  We spent 4.25 Million just to get a visit with him.  Stay tuned because people are about to see that investment payoff.

4. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

Well first I hope we get healthier at the safety position.  Second when we host Atlanta the only thing we should be focusing is playing our game.  Control the ball. Pound the defense and when they are exhausted or caught off guard throw it down the field.  If we can impose our will and play Portland football thereís nothing Atlanta can do that has me concerned.  We win and lose based off our own efforts.







Coach I know it seems like forever but we are back in the win column and with a good chance to lay the foundation for a winning streak heading into the All Star break.

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« Reply #187 on: July 27, 2018, 06:41:54 PM »
 




Man, that presser showed some fire... Definitely a good look on you, the team responded well.
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« Reply #188 on: July 27, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
Itís easy to do when itís the truth - and taking a shot to Seattle is always a good thing. I like how the team played against Tombstone. I donít see a reason we canít continue against Atlanta.

I wanted to ask you though if any players have said anything you about either wanting to go or skipping the all star festivities. Got to bring up a couple names but donít want to pick someone looking to take a breather.

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« Reply #189 on: July 27, 2018, 08:33:35 PM »
 




Your list isn't a guarantee anyone goes, it's just a suggestion to the league.  However, I know Steven Crawford would rather go as a spectator than a competitor.
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« Reply #190 on: July 27, 2018, 08:56:08 PM »
I figured Steven would want the break but thanks for letting me know itís just a suggestion. I donít know why I thought it would be a given but of course eveyone canít rep for their team. Especially with some GMs thinking their team is full of all stars already am I right?

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« Reply #191 on: July 27, 2018, 09:07:02 PM »
 




Everyone wants a team of all-stars til its time to pay all-star prices.
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« Reply #192 on: July 27, 2018, 09:15:13 PM »
Ainít that the truth. Well thanks Coach Ron. Iíll let you get back to planning for Atlanta.

Hoppy can you call in Coach Ron?

Coach Ron weíre almost about the halfway mark of the season. Iím not looking for a full evaluation especially with only so many games in the books. Just wanted to get your thoughts on our Running Backs and what kind of skills you like or what kind of skills you lack.

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« Reply #193 on: July 27, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
What kind of skills you think they lack. Sorry Coach Ron. Misspoke their.

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« Reply #194 on: July 27, 2018, 09:23:37 PM »
COACH LEAVES, THEN IS IMMEDIATELY CALLED BACK INTO THE OFFICE BY HOPPY... HE WHEELS HIMSELF BACK IN, CLEARLY EXHAUSTED AND AGITATED NOW.


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« Reply #195 on: July 27, 2018, 09:34:50 PM »
OMG I AM SO SORRY. Please donít blame Hoppy for this. Itís my fault. I said Coach Ron again when I meant Coach Dan. God Coach I feel awful. Coach Ron if itís okay allow Me to have Hoppy escort you back to the field. Hoppy while your accompanying Coach Aaron can you find Coach Dan and let him know I want to talk to him.

Sorry again Coach Ron.

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« Reply #196 on: July 27, 2018, 09:39:18 PM »
 
 




WHO IN THE BAT SHIT IS COACH AARON?!?!?!



COACH RON JACKSON IS LIVID AND WHEELS HIMSELF TO HIS HANDICAP ENABLED VAN, DRIVING OFF INTO THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST
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« Reply #197 on: July 28, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
Hoppy this cannot be good. I need you to inform Coach Dan Rhodes of what has happened and hope Coach Ron Jackson comes back.

May god have mercy on my soul.

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« Reply #198 on: July 30, 2018, 06:56:14 PM »
S10 WEEK 11

First before we begin and ask any questions I would like to make a statement to my owner, the team, and to the media.

I want to address the situation that lead to the absence of Head Coach Ron Jackson from our game. What was described as a "blow up" was anything but.  What occurred was a total lack of respect from myself to the Head Coach of this organization. 

The Head Coach and I had a wonderful conversation that we left amicably until I asked the Head Coach to return.  Now a simple request like that may seem like nothing but I could clearly tell Coach was aggravated. What made it worse was I didn't mean to even call him back in I had wanted to speak with Coach Dan Rhodes but repeated his name.  Hoppy my assistant doing her job got Coach Jackson to return to my office.

Once I realized my error I was apologetic and wanted to Hoppy to escort the Coach back to the field.  But as if one error wasn't enough I doubled down.  I referred to the coach by a completely different name. No matter how innocent the mistakes were they were disrespectful to a man that had given his career to football and agreed to build this franchise with me.

Therefore, effective immediately - I am suspending myself one week without pay as my actions were detrimental to the Head Coach and especially to the team.  My only hope is that this sets the precedent for how we do things in Portland.  We own our mistakes and when they damage the team and the franchise we take our punishment accordingly.  Now I will answer your question.

1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Without our head coach around we weren't able to make the second half adjustments we needed to.  That 3rd quarter made all the difference and while we may have won time of possession and made impactful plays it never resulted in the score we needed and Atlanta's defense held up.


2. Talk about any news your team is involved in this week, as well as what other news stories stood out to you this week?

I think my comments have been very clear about this. I hope this public apology and suspension is the first building block to us bridging the gap between General Manager and Head Coach.

3. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

The team and coaching staff will hit the road and go to Charlotte. I will remain behind here in Portland.  I trust our staff and our players to represent the Brewers well across the nation as we take on a current playoff team if the season ended today.  Mathematically we are not eliminated and only stand two games behind the opportunity to taste playoff glory.  Our true test will be competing against teams who will also be making that same pursuit.

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« Reply #199 on: July 31, 2018, 10:58:19 AM »
THE MEDIA CLAMORS ABOUT YOUR ANNOUNCED SELF-SUSPENSION FIRING QUESTIONS LEFT AND RIGHT BEFORE YOU ESCORT YOURSELF OUT, LEAVING THE GM OFFICE EMPTY.
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