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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #250 on: July 02, 2018, 09:30:02 PM »
Balanced to a fault. That said, the points allowed means something we can take advantage of even if we bend on their running game against us.

Let's keep this simple for the week, then, Coach. Nothing else to really touch on from my end.

For our game plan, we'll go with the same run/pass ratio as last week on the following:

1st and 10 - 60/40
1st and Short - 65/35
1st and Long - 45/55
2nd and Short - 55/45
2nd and Long - 35/65
3rd and Short - 60/40
3rd and Long - 15/85
4th and short - 65/35
4th and long - 1/99
Goal Line - 65/35
Leading w/ 2 mins - 65/35
Trailing w/ 2 mins - 1/99

All other coaching strategies and line-up decisions are Coaches' Decisions.

Let's lock in.

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« Reply #251 on: July 15, 2018, 03:32:58 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

Well, this was one of those games where everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong and where, plain and simple, we got our butts kicked. It doesn't feel good for anybody and the only bright side of it is that it's now over and we can use the tape from that game against Charlotte to learn more about ourselves and avoid that kind of embarrassment again, especially at home.

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

Our defense is working hard as is our coaching staff on it, but it's clear that I need to make the moves going forward to shore up the defense moving forward. As for the good, I do like that our offense is getting a bit of chemistry put together and that it's just a matter of time and experience to work out the kinks. As for who has stood out, Robert Marshall and Steven Jackson have shown that they have a future in this league as some of the top players in their position and as for the bad, I just think that the number of drops for Frank Walker this season are something the coaching staff and I are disappointed about because we know how talented that young man is...but one's gotta secure the ball if they're gonna make catches, add yards, etc.

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?

As an expansion franchise, we're growing our brand here and trying to establish ourselves within the offense rankings and I think we've done some of those things. It'd be nice to add another win or so over our division opponents as well to go with it, but I do believe I'm OK as far as my job standing unless I'm told otherwise by our owner.

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

Adrian McCaffrey in St. Paul...can't deny what his numbers are showing and how much he adds to that St. Paul team as a whole. As for an under performer, look...that can probably be answered with the next question.

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

Probably GM Powers and the Michigan Monsters. I understand that his absence due to personal health issues hasn't helped them one bit but this Monsters team almost looks like nothing like the juggernaut that came together to make that Impact Bowl run last season. Perhaps once he's fully healthy and returned, they might turn the corner but as of now, I'd say they're probably the surprise and the underperforming bunch.

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'll be keeping my eyes open on any moves we can make to help our defense improve for the long haul but nothing to break the bank.

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 think it's definitely needed as a means to keep certain teams and GM's in check alongside it being an extra caveat to prepare for the competition that the AAF and XFL are going to be bringing. I do think it'll benefit the league in the long term, yes.

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

I could throw all the cliches on Earth here, but a better performance than what we gave last week would be a start. We'll work our butts off to do that.

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Re: TEAM: MILWAUKEE BARONS
« Reply #252 on: July 15, 2018, 04:21:58 PM »
 




I've got to say GM Strike Guy, I've expected more points from this explosive offensive nucleus, but I also see great potential.. 
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« Reply #253 on: July 15, 2018, 04:54:26 PM »
It is a slower process than even what I was expecting, sir. At the same time, the potential is there for this nucleus to really turn up the heat the moment that we figure this out. I believe we can definitely keep moving towards that path, personally.

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« Reply #254 on: July 15, 2018, 04:59:56 PM »
 




I have 100% faith in you. You're building the franchise just as I wanted, we knew we would need some work over time, we will continue to build the roster and climb the rankings in due time.
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« Reply #255 on: July 16, 2018, 12:26:54 AM »
Thank you sir. I look forward to continuing our work here and building this team going forward. The support is appreciated, believe me.

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« Reply #256 on: July 16, 2018, 12:36:56 AM »





No problem. What kind of wingman would I be if I left you out in the cold.  You'll always have support here, as long as you do your job.
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« Reply #257 on: July 16, 2018, 12:52:11 AM »
Yessir. Thank you Mr. Barone. If you'll excuse me, then, I need to find the coaching staff...a few things to cover before we head into this week. Have a good day, sir.



GM STRIKE GUY HEADS DOWN TO THE PRACTICE FIELD RATHER THAN CALLING THIS ONE IN, MAKING HIS WAY TOWARDS THE COACHING STAFF

Coaches, do you have a moment?

AFTER GATHERING THEM TOGETHER IN AN AREA SLIGHTLY AWAY FROM THE PLAYERS, GM STRIKE GUY SPEAKS UP AGAIN

Hey guys...it was not exactly the week any of us hoped for on this one but I figured to skip the office talks for the week and came down wanting to talk here with you all at first before addressing the team as a collective. To start with, I just wanted to say thank you. The hard work doesn't go unnoticed. But with us headed to Atlanta after a loss like the one we took against Charlotte, I just want to get your opinions on what we can be looking at from all aspects in order to string some positive results on the remainder of the season. The floor is yours, Coaches.

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« Reply #258 on: July 16, 2018, 01:29:01 PM »
 




I honestly believe you just stay the course.  We're understaffed in a few areas, but the team will benefit more from consistency and a clear focus over trying to jumble things around and fix a puzzle without all the pieces.
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« Reply #259 on: July 16, 2018, 11:48:11 PM »
Then staying the course will do - not much out there as it is. We'll fly out with the team we got here.

That said, Coach Spuds, any chance you can gather the team here for a quick word before we get ourselves ready for the week?

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« Reply #260 on: July 17, 2018, 12:04:23 AM »
COACH GATHERS THE BOYS
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« Reply #261 on: July 17, 2018, 09:58:32 PM »
Thanks, Coaches.

Gentlemen, it's been an experience thus far for us. Highs and lows, learning every day and after last week, learning what it's like to really get punched in the mouth by anything and everything around you. A learning experience is an understatement when it comes to that game...but that was just one game. It's a new week for us and with it, comes a new challenge in a land where a certain General Manager has pillaged and plummeted his own team to the point where they are barely even recognizable. There's no doubt in my mind that Atlanta is going to come at us with everything that they have and then some, that they're going to play us for their own pride and their own self-respect since their GM has absolutely none of that! They're going to a formidable foe but with this circumstance, I see an opportunity for us.

We have yet to claim our first road win as a franchise...and I am of full belief that Atlanta is as good of a place to make that history. For ourselves, for the teammates and staff around you, for this city that has been supporting us since Day 1 of putting this operation together. A road win and a chance to grab some momentum for the remainder of this season and play with our heads held higher than before.

Let's soar high, boys and give 'em a dogfight they'll never forget!  ...And let's see if these Warriors have got the guts to come out and play!

Barons on three!

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« Reply #262 on: July 17, 2018, 10:52:51 PM »
BARONS!
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« Reply #263 on: July 17, 2018, 10:54:05 PM »
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Let's get them this week, boys!



Coaches...here's this for the week:

1st and 10 - 60/40
1st and Short - 65/35
1st and Long - 45/55
2nd and Short - 55/45
2nd and Long - 35/65
3rd and Short - 60/40
3rd and Long - 15/85
4th and short - 65/35
4th and long - 1/99
Goal Line - 65/35
Leading w/ 2 mins - 65/35
Trailing w/ 2 mins - 1/99

All other coaching strategies and line-up decisions are Coaches' Decisions.

Let's lock in

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« Reply #264 on: July 20, 2018, 08:24:47 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

I'd argue a lot more went wrong than right. The obvious result, stats, turnovers, losing our starting quarterback for the season and overall, it was a rough round for us all around and I'd like to extend my congratulations to the players and coaches in Atlanta for their victory in spite of their incompetent GM. But with that said, our focus moving forward will be in ensuring that we finish out the season with the players that we have here and to continue growing as a team. This is a setback, but it is one that we will overcome.

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?

Miguel Tripp should have made that squad one way or another. Incredibly happy for Ronnie Andrade being nominated, however.

3. What news stories stood out to you this week?

If there was ever a time to be glad for a Tulsa Celtics victory, this week would definitely be it. Good on Tulsa for getting it done. Also, as for the play everyone's been going on about with Steven Jackson's high stepping and it costing us a touchdown...well, he's young. Young and impressionable in a lot of ways but that was a rookie mistake. One that I'm confident he will learn from and not repeat, given that it cost him an extra touchdown catch on his stats along with yards.

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

Just getting back to basics and adapting to the injuries around us in order to give Oakland a fight. GM Justin's squad is trying to get itself back to .500 and there's no doubt that this team is coming with every intention to get there...

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« Reply #265 on: July 20, 2018, 09:38:13 PM »
 




Devastating news about Marshall..
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« Reply #266 on: July 21, 2018, 02:42:51 AM »
Incredibly so. Part of me half-wanted to tell the media to fuck off this week and call GM Lucas a cunt, but thankfully, that part of me has been contained ever since the whole debacle with Hagan a few years ago.

That said, nothing else we can do but move forward here. Also, we need to look at bringing somebody in for the rest of the season to play QB...if anything, what's your evaluation on Lee Woo from what you've seen of him in practices? Do you think he's a feasible enough guy to start for the rest of the year or should we focus our search around free agency instead?

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« Reply #267 on: July 21, 2018, 04:49:27 PM »




Well, free agency-wise, we only have two options...  Owen Arrington and Marco Schweinsteiger. Woo is probably a better starting option than either of those two, but perhaps we could work something out with another team to cut their 3rd QB or a prospect QB that we could sign, and pay them back in the off-season with some PR or a late round pick? ...just an idea.
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« Reply #268 on: July 22, 2018, 03:53:58 PM »
Yeah, given the options in free agency...probably for the best in regards of your idea, Coach. I'll start putting feelers out and seeing if I can pull off something of the sort. In the meantime, Oakland's fighting for their playoff lives out there...how are they looking on the stats for their offense and defense overall?