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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #200 on: March 28, 2018, 07:35:48 PM »
They're the first, but they're probably not going to be the last by any means.

If anything, knowing GM Kirk and his crew, they're approaching this one carefully. How are we looking for a breakdown on how Jersey's defense stacks up and where it'd be best to attack them?

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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #201 on: March 28, 2018, 11:02:53 PM »




They are giving up about 120 per game in rushing and 287 in passing. 

(OOC: ranking #'s are not available due to other games being simmed already)
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« Reply #202 on: March 29, 2018, 03:42:47 AM »
Well, either way...we're gonna have our hands full. I know the buses are nearly here and I don't have much else this week, Coach. Good luck to you guys.

As per usual, coaches' decisions on all aspects of strategies and formations.

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« Reply #203 on: April 11, 2018, 09:39:51 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

We moved the ball accordingly on offense and we kept the pace for three quarters, not letting things slip out of hand...that's one of the things we can say we did but as for what went wrong, it's more so the fact that we definitely gave up a lot on the ground and having two crucial turnovers throughout the game didn't help matters either. But this was a much closer game than what it looks on paper and I'm sure GM Kirk knows it as much...even through all his Twitter shade.

2. Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most so far this season?

The fact that St. Paul's offense is flaccid and their entire team has mostly acted like...well, I'm trying to think of a compensation joke that hasn't already been done yet, but nothing comes to mind. Next question, please.

3. With where you sit in the standings, do you feel it is a true reflection of your team? Where do you feel you should stand, and who on your team is most responsible for your current standing?

I feel that as an expansion team, we'd like to have had another win or so under our belts but as of now, this is where we currently stand and a record we have to improve on. I do fully give credit to our defensive efforts against St. Paul for helping us get that first win on the board and am fully confident that as our offense finds its groove that we're going to be able to take a few more W's before the season is done.

4. What has been the biggest challenge for your team so far this season, and who would you say was your teams' most improved?

I believe our biggest challenge is our defense against the run. It's been shown as much on the stat sheet and I'm sure our coaching staff and our players aren't happy it is the way it is either but hey, work in progress. I have felt that our red zone possessions have improved little by little with each game and am glad to see our guys being able to put in work in that area. Just gotta keep grinding, cliche as it sounds.

5. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?

Playing in the toughest division in football alone is enough preparation as it is, but we've got Cleveland this week...a solid team with great players, excellent coaching and one of the most obnoxious owners in the entire league. Needless to say, we've got our work cut out for us but we are at home and I believe we have it in us to come out, play as hard as we can on all ends of the spectrum and succeed against a tough division foe. Anything can happen in the HIFL.

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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #204 on: April 12, 2018, 12:54:16 PM »




With Smoak out with injury I really like our chances against Cleveland, as long as we can hinder Zeke as much as possible.
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« Reply #205 on: April 12, 2018, 04:47:01 PM »
Timing is everything but yes, we definitely have to worry on the Zeke front. Given that we have had our struggles on the ground over this first quarter of football played, would you think some extra time for our defense dedicated to position training with a focus on stopping the run would be helpful or is it one of those cases where Iím reading too much into it?

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« Reply #206 on: April 14, 2018, 08:39:59 PM »
 




We can definitely work that if you'd like, but it's one of those things we aren't going to vastly improve with a week of practice.
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« Reply #207 on: April 15, 2018, 02:35:44 PM »
I wouldn't expect overnight results by any means, but something that can be worked on a steady basis might do the trick. I know the guys already work hard enough as is on defense, but would you say an extra hour of position training added to duties would work without overworking them?

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« Reply #208 on: April 18, 2018, 02:20:02 PM »
 




Yeah, one extra hour a week won't kill them.
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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #209 on: April 22, 2018, 02:11:29 PM »
Alright then, Coach. I'll make my rounds talking with some of the guys over the next couple of weeks but in the meantime, I'll let you all get back to work.

As per usual, coaches' decision on strategies/formations for the game...

And of course, this bit is to apply to all of our players on defense:

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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #210 on: May 20, 2018, 04:39:55 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Well, what was a close game during the first half ended up going out of control as Cleveland did the smart thing by running the ball and letting Elliott grind it out alongside making the stops they needed to make. That said, I'm pleased that we only kept things to one turnover only rather than multiple ones and we have to continue to keep the ball secure to give ourselves a shot at competing during games but we're going to take this whooping we took and just move forward. We've got some kinks to figure out on both sides of the ball and having gotten through some very tough conference games, we hope to take the good and the bad from them, learn and take them into the next couple of weeks to make some wins happen. Credit is very much due to Coach Jason Blitzer for dealing with his starting QB being injured and doing the work he's done to keep Cleveland a contender, even without a GM helping them out and with an ownership team that's the equivalent of one of the worst things to ever happen to this league.

2. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the toughest thing to prepare for this week?

We've got Portland, who's another expansion team and who's tasted big time victory with their upset over the defending champions. They're well-rounded on all ends and that makes it tough to specify one particular thing to prepare against them but what I know we can do is just continue to prepare ourselves...to keep studying tape, to be sharp in practices and for this team to just keep playing more and more alongside one another, getting used to the guys next to them and to continue growing through whatever pains we experience throughout this season. Nobody likes losing and we definitely aim for victory this week and any week we go out into the field, but we also know we've got work to do on all ends in order to be a successful team for years to come.