Now time for coverage guys.
Starters include Rasmussen with 89, and Powell at 100. Do I play them or no?
Probably best not to.
Good special teamers
FB Maroney 64 *
TE Matos 77
TE Reynolds 75
TE Farr 57
FL Okobi 63
FL Ramsey 51 !
MLB Haslett 54 *
SLB Turnbull 72 *
WLB Campbell 54
WLB Bernhardt 60
LCB Augustson 53 *
LCB Kerr 70
LCB Copeland 73
LCB Buchanan 56 !
RCB Robbie Ramon 54 *
RCB Donnie Petkovich 76
SS Walt Robinson 55 *
FS Andy Hammond 68
FS Seth Inzinna 79
FS Kerry Anderson 69
FS Gino Domenici 71
FS Mel Grier 61
* - This player is a starter
! – This player is making the cut for other special teams play
No, I don’t know why I changed how I wrote their names during the list.
I need to keep a few of these guys, but no team needs this many.
I’m comfortable running with Maroney on special teams. I also get two players from the three TEs, since one will likely be cut. That gives me three. Add the two returners, and I have five special teams players. Of Campbell and Bernhardt, one will make the roster, giving us six. I would like a couple more at the CB/S positions, and then I can cut a lot of these players.
I can cut a few right now. Like Mel Grier. I still have 14 CB/S on my roster after cutting Mel, and 12 of those are good on special teams.
So, I’m just going to make my cuts here based on ability, and forget about special teams.
I cut Seth Inzinna for not maximizing his points in areas I care about. The same is true of Donnie Petkovich who just got a pink slip as well.
Alright, let’s trim in a few more places as a result of these special teams players:
WVU alum RB Leland Bush
RB Cedric Hoffman
TE Chad George
SE Mitchell Nicholson
Now I am at 63 with the following numbers on my roster:
QB – 4
RB – 4
FB – 1
TE – 4
WR – 6
OT – 5
OG – 5
C – 3
P – 1
K – 1
DE – 5
DT – 5
MLB – 2
OLB – 5
CB – 6
S – 6
I move Kyle Kerr to RCB.
I want to take this 63 into the preseason. There are no undrafted FA I want to take yet. However, I know I need to give my players actually playing time, and having too many players on the roster prevents that. Allow me to do a little trimming then.
OG Quentin Brunell
OG Antonio Duncan
West Virginian OT Riddick Snell
I move C Pat Corbett to LG
I am now down to ten O Linemen, which is where I like to be for my rosters.
Also cut is
DT Don Chamberlain
DE Henry Turnbull
Leaving me with 8 DLine which is where I like to be
Other positions are closer, due to the large number of stats, so I’ll keep them for the pre-season and take a chance to assess after each game.
I deactivate players of the first game. I’ll rotate players in and out of the preseason games in order to give me a sense of what hey bring to the table.
In the pre-season we got 0-3-1, with a 17-17 tie as our sign of hope.
I have a few minor injuries to some of my players including an injured shoulder to Dan McElroy.
Time for the final cuts, but before I do that, let me take one last look around the free agents, and whatnot. There are no free agents available, and of course the computer won’t trade someone you just signed. So, this is it, final cut down day and we are stuck with this decision for a career.
My target numbers:
For 53 players. Time for the cutsies.
I am happy with my 6 receivers, 10 O Line, 8 D Line, 4 QB. There are a few areas where I can make some cuts:
TE Shannon Matos – this was a tough decision, as I felt that every TE after Rasmussen on my roster brought something interesting to the team. Ultimately, I cut Matos, but this could easily have been any of the others.
SS Trevor Gomez – Too much of a run stopping specialist, which is not necessary for the nickel or dime back role.
Gino Domenici is a good FS with strong run stopping skills. I move him to SS
LCB Emmitt Spencer – Despite being a 5th round selection with good PR ability, that was deemed superfluous after I chose another as my PR. That made him my 6th worst corner thus his cut.
All of my backup RBs suck. Fletcher stays because he is my only speed threat. I’m cutting either Fling or Kelso. I’m keeping Fling. As I compared them side by side, he just seemed a tiny but better to me.
RB Kelly Kelso
Last up is the mess than is my LB corps. I have two MLB, the backup is my worst LB, but I can’t just cut him and move on. He’s doesn’t suck, he’s just not good in anything.
I have three WLB, so I can cut there. Or I can cut elsewhere and shift players around, like I did on my OLine.
I think run stopping is a key stat here.
I make some changes. I permanently move my good LB, Raymond Turnbull to MLB. I also permanently move my MLB, Eric Haslett to SLB. Now my good player will be in the thick of things. Haslett has some strong pas rush specialization going on, so that’s no a bad move.
Total number of UFAs to make the roster? 20
I cut five of my draftees bringing us to 33 draftees and 20 UFAs.
The Final Roster is ready
Alright, let’s look at my starters:
QB Jack Yoo – He has passing potential, but he’s a bit green, so we’ll be seeing picks and incompletions for a while.
RB Tyrus Torres – What’s to say? He’s my horse. Good at pounding but also quality at breking it for a distance. All three of the first round RBs I was looking at came out pretty good, one is a major power back, the other, McMillan is a solid all around back, but Torres fits my desire for a speed back who can still run up the middle when needed.
FL Harris Powell – My star, our best player, and a ticket to winning games I hope.
SE Jerry Reeves – he was drafted high to be our other WR, and although he is the second best on the team, I was hoping for more from the way my scouts talked. I hope he outperforms his ratings.
FB Marcel Maloney – We will be playing a FB in our games. Crazy I know. Adequate blocker, great catcher, good blitz pickup, but a sketchy runner. With great catching stats (85, 50, 71) he could be better than my third WR option.
TE Reuben Rasmussen – A great blocker, and a good catcher, Rasmussen was a great 4th round pickup for my offense. However, my offenses have a tendency to lose the TE, so if that happens, remember I warned you here.
LT Dennis Dotson – One of my Pentagon picks and a good potential OT. He is a massively good run blocker with a 90 run blockings, his strength leaves something to be desired with 29.
RT Darryl Dotson – The other Dotson, Darryl was my first o-line player selected, and he is just a great all around tackle. His potentials are 66, 65, 55, 56. Good solid stats the entire way through, and you can’t go wrong with that.
LG Preston Blake – This was a thin G class so I wanted to grab the good ones early. Preston is a serviceable OG with 50’s blocking and strength stats.
RG Vince Malone – Third round pick 198 was when I took my last starting O Line, because I wanted these guys to be good. His strength is a little weaker, but his blocking stats are pretty good. The weakest of my starters, and he is still good.
C Orlando Patchet is flat out the best rookie center in the league, I checked. I took him in the early third and he is totally worth it.
P Tracy Gomez – You expect the second best punter when you take the second one off the board, and I got it.
K Fernando Sigman – You expect the top K when you take the first one off the board, and I didn’t.
LDE Peter Hill – This fifth round selection is very green, but could grow into a solid player but will never knock blocker around on the pass rush with his muscles.
RDE William Caldwell – Getting the second best DE at the 3/1 pick is a good deal. He is not the best play diagnosis player out there but he has a great motor and will be our sackmaster.
LDT Cedric Garrard – Like Caldwell, poor at diagnosing the play, but a strong hitter and a good run stopper.
RDT – Floyd Hicks – He’s a good DT with no major strengths or deficiencies after he develops
SLB Eric Haslett – Solid Run D, and acceptable pass rush meet weak man-to-man defense. He’s note that good at zone either.
MLB Raymond Turnbull – The saving grace of our LB corps is our first defensive player taken, Turnbull. He is great at everything except adequate hitting and poor zone.
WLB Shane Bronson – I brought him in as a 7th backup, but with Krueger’s bust and my other backup LBs all sucking, he was my only choice to move to WLB. That means all three of my LB starts ended the draft in other positions and have since been moved. Weak at punishing hitter, but solid everywhere else although a lot green.
LCB Chris Augustson – Although he was my second CB Taken, he is the best on the team, although very green and he’ll need to grow into his coverage. He has very high run D.
RCB Robbie Ramon – Although taken first in the 3rd round, there are other corners on the roster better than him, or just as good as him. He is starting because his stats happen to be aligned more with a starter, but he could get pulled at some time.
SS Walt Robinson – Taken in the seventh, I expected Walt to be a backup, not a starter, but that’s how things go sometimes. He has no hitting ability at all, but he’s serviceable in the other areas, once he learns the game and develops.
FS Lee Kinney – Despite being a 4th round pick and coming after both starting CBs, Lee is by far the best player I have in my secondary. He is my saving grace out there, like Raymond Turnbull is to my LBs. He’s not an interception machine, but at this point, I don’t care. He even has a run defense of 80 potential at the FS position.
Good things about my draft:
I hit on my QB Yoo. Go WV. Although all of the first round backs ended up being good, mine was the best for what I want to do. Yay WR Powell! TE Rasmussen, C Patchet are the best at their position, despite being taken later. The two Dotsons are rated 2 and 3 in the draft. Netting the second best DE in the top of the third was a good deal.
Getting a lot of top players is expected when you draft five and a half times as many players as a team normally does. I drafted 38 players, a full 31 players taken from other teams and put on mine, so that I got a few more good ones is expected. However, where I whiffed is bad, because I missed several times.
I missed on Vincent Norris, a 6th round OG that is the second best in the class. Lance Ramos, a fourth round OG, was the third best, and I missed him too. I had taken both starters by then, so I missed twice on both of those guys. The bust at WLB really hurt my roster a lot, giving me a glaring hole and a weaker corps. Were I to do this over again, I’d nab a better LB much earlier. My kicker slightly busted down to second best. I wiffed on some corners. There was a lot of great CB talent that I just missed. Picked number 21, WLB Hamill was a 47/73 WLB and a good player. You have to think that had I gotten him, everything would have turned out differently. A late third round WLB is third best in the class and trated 27/61. That would have been a nice pickup too, but no, I had to take an OG who, although the 7th or so best G in the class, was way behind two other Gs on the board. I coulda done better there too.. I missed on DT Kenneth Brown when I took Hicks, and Brown is much better than Hicks. I went too late for Punter and missed the 60/81 awesomeness of P Tuggle. I picked the second punter off the board and got the second best one, which is expected, but there’s a big difference between a 70 rating and an 81 rating on a P. Green Bay took Tuggle with my pick too, so I could have had him.
Alright, let's quickly sim through the first season, cause it should be ugly.
Our third game of the season is our first victory, and I already have two players disgruntled at playing time. That’s going to be a serious difficulty of this dynasty.
McElroy is starting to get pissed, which may be a curse in having such a good quality backup. Yet, my team is 3-4. I have no desire to give my backup QB some starts when we are still in playoff contention. I can’t imagine a fifth round QB ever getting pissed before halfway through the first season with a 3-4 record sitting behind a first round pick. I mean, Jack Yoo, through seven, games, is 11 Tds, 5 picks, and a 90.5 rating. No way that’d happen in real life.
With our fifth win near the end of the season, and second in a row, all disgruntled players are satisfied. Win and people get less pissed. I guess that’s realistic.
Front Office Football 2007
Dallas Cowboys 2008 Regular Season Schedule
Week Opponent Result Attend Weather
Week 1 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES L, 18-38 39,300 Sunny, 88, 3 mph.
Week 2 BALTIMORE RAVENS L, 15-41 39,300 Sunny, 74, calm
Week 3 DETROIT LIONS L, 17-29 38,700 Sunny, 65, 11 mph.
Week 4 OPEN
Week 5 ARIZONA CARDINALS W, 27-14 38,000 Rain, 53, 14 mph.
Week 6 at New York Giants L, 17-30 50,400 Sunny, 56, 2 mph.
Week 7 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS W, 20-13 39,300 Sunny, 83, 7 mph.
Week 8 at St. Louis Rams W, 24-21 52,000 Sunny, 48, 12 mph.
Week 9 at Seattle Seahawks L, 10-19 61,500 Sunny, 52, 10 mph.
Week 10 WASHINGTON REDSKINS L, 10-33 39,300 Sunny, 58, 1 mph.
Week 11 at Philadelphia Eagles L, 0-30 57,000 Sunny, 51, 9 mph.
Week 12 at Pittsburgh Steelers L, 3-30 49,700 Sunny, 24, calm
Week 13 at Atlanta Falcons W, 33-17 45,600 Sunny, 33, 6 mph.
Week 14 CINCINNATI BENGALS W, 17-13 39,300 Sunny, 41, 2 mph.
Week 15 NEW YORK GIANTS L, 20-40 40,100 Sunny, 31, 3 mph.
Week 16 at Cleveland Browns L, 31-41 53,900 Sunny, 26, 7 mph.
Week 17 at Washington Redskins L, 13-24 52,700 Sunny, 39, 2 mph.
Home Games in ALL CAPS
Season Tickets Sold: 36,100
Stadium Capacity: 70,000
RB Tyrus Torres was Offensive RotY
MLB Raymond Turnbull was Defensive RotY
As you can see, Jack Yoo is playing much better than McElroy, even with a slip in the later part of the season. Jack Yoo was 5-8, McElroy was 0-3. Do I piss off my QB so much that he only stays via tag? Or do I hope he gets better over tie and give him three or four starts a year from here on out? FYI, He was out for about six games this year with two different injuries – would he have required more time in the game if he has been healthy?
In receiving, an interesting thing happened. I’ll show ya.
Reeves notched 8 TDs and over 1000 yard receiving – nice! Its sort of vindication for my scouts. Torres got 58 catches, which is a nice number for your back. With 56 catches and 5 TDs was rookie Harris Powell.
Torres had 1071 yards rushing with 6 rushing TDs on 264 attempts. Jack Fling in a backup rile has 104 attempts for just 362 yards.
If you thought I parsed too much over special teams, I have news for you. We had three Kicks returned for TDs this year, two by Torres and another by Buchanan, so if you wonder why I put up with that CB on my roster, you now know why. Torres scored two KRs for TDs, grabbed two in the air off 58 catches, and rushed for over 1000 yards and 8 TDs there. Pretty good season for him.
K Sigman was 19 of 26 on the season for Field Goals. He went 5 of 10 from 40+. One bad thing, he missed a PAT.
P Gomez was sixth in the NFL in punting average with 47.6 yards per punt. 44 of 91 punts were in the 20, which is a really nice percentage. 44 is tied for fourth in the NFL for most punts in 20. Gomez did better in stats than the top Punter taken by Green Bay.
Turnbull had a good season, vindicating his high pick. Bronson was injured for much of the season, and didn’t chart. Three corners in the top six tacklers – that is not what you want to see.
We have a lot of people with solid contribution in the sack department. DE Hill had 5.5, DT Hicks had 5 (which is great for a DT), DE Malcomson had 5, and DE Caldwell had 4.
For passing defense, I’ll not bore you with the stat sheet. Ramon had 5 picks. Robinson had 3 and 7 PasDef, which led the team. Both starting corners had 6 PasDef. CB Buchanan, my dimeback, had 6 as well, which is pretty good for my dimeback who was kept largely as a kick returner.
Blocking wasn’t bad but not as good as I would normally like.
We allowed 40 sacks, and that to be the most we will ever allow, or else we are in serious trouble.
Awards by me:
Offensive PotY: Tyrus Torres. Receiving and rushing, he did it all, and he was by far our most productive offensive player. I could look at Reeves, Patchet or Yoo, but I think Torres earned this
Defensive PotY: CB Robbie Ramon. I agree that MLB Raymond Turnbull was one of our best players on our defense as well. However, Ramon was fourth on our defense with tackles from the corner position, he added five picks, 6 passes defensed, and was our best guy in the secondary. I was disappointed with him out of camp, but no longer. If he can kepe this up while others get better, I’ll be very happy.
Special Teams PotY: Tyrus Torres. With two KR TDs and a great return average, Torres was our best player here as well.
Heart Award: Jonathan Buchanan. This award is given to a player who really played their heart out and went above the call of duty. With a KR TD, 6 passes defensed and 6th on the team in tackles from the dmeback position, he had a great season. If your corners should not be getting 4th in tackles, your dimebacks definitely shouldn’t be getting 6th in tackles. Add that tied for second in passes defensed with the starting corners and add the KR TD and you have a great performance by an underrated player. The pride of North Carolina A&T.
Final Record 5-11.
Alright, time for the next season:
I got a 56 overall score:
17 for Performance
7 for Franchise Value
90 for Profit/Loss
83 for Roster Strength
Time for staff
I make a head coach offer to a guy with excellent in both offensive and defensive play calling.
I also make an offer to a new D coordinator, but I like our offensive guy.
I eve make an offer to the cheapest scout. I mean, if we aren’t going to look for talent, might as well bring in a cheap scout, right?
At the end of the stages, we have hired our new staff:
Our new Head Coach for five years is Desmond Shanabrough, our new D Coordinator is Oliver Tanuvasa and our new Scout is Craig Griffin.
I don’t touch ticket prices.
Despite him being a starter, I send FS Lee Kinney to the summer league for more experience. He’s still really green.
I sign all of my RFAs.
I skip past free agency and then the draft, and then free agency again.
Raymond Turnbull is holding out.
He just wants to convert money to bonus really, he doesn’t want much more than I am already paying him. I agree to it.
You note that when you change coaches and scouts, the views of your players change. I’m about to show you a few major changes on my team so watch out.
Here is the pre-camp roster:
Note some changes:
Jack Yoo is down 6 potential, McElroy is down 7. K Sigman is down to 37/37. There are a lot of players down a bit in potential – which could just be my lousy scout, I don’t know that much.
Other drops among starters:
Turnbull down 4
Darryl Dotson down 7
Dennis Dotson down 3
FB Maloney down 2
Rasmussen down 5
Powell down 4
Patchet down 4
Blake down 3
K Sigman down 17
Hill down 6
Caldwell down 4
Hicks down 6
Haslett down 4
Bronson down 4
Robinson down 4
Kinney down 3
Reeves up 5
RB Torres up 4
P Gomez 7
That’s a major change in my team quality according to my current scouts and coaches.
We sold 33,300 tickets
I finish the preseason with a 1-3 record but all of the losses were close. McElroy is out for a few weeks with a broken foot. That’s he’s third injury in less than a year that takes him out for some time. That may be a blessing, as he won’t be demanding playing time as a result.
In the first game of the year we crush the Giants 27 – 3 . Jack Yoo goes 15 for 18 for 233 yards including a 70 TD to Jerry Reeves. Torres rushed for 2 TDs on the day. I have to reduce the carries Jack Fling gets, however, he got 20 for 34 yards. I need to up Torres’s carry count. DE Peter Hill had 3 sacks and was player of the game. He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Week, but he has to sit out next game because of a minor injury. A good first game.
Is it signs of things to come?
We lose at San Diego by 3. We lose 32-40 on the road at Minnesota. Harris Powell got three TD passes in that game, for 69, 62, and 45 yards. He had 250 yards and 6 catches. How’s that first pick working out for ya now! We finish our three game on the road streak with a 28-24 victory over Carolina. This time, Jerry Reeves caught 8 balls for 241 yard and 2 TDs. How’s that top of the second round pick working out for ya now! CB Robbie Ramon was the Defensive Player of the Week with his THREE picks.
With a passing game that is humming, this team is beginning to do what I wanted when I drafted these players. After four games, Jerry Reeves has the most yards in the NFL with Powell at 7. Jack Yoo is four yards behind the leader is passing. Robbie Ramon has a scintillating seven picks in four games, including a 99 return for a TD. That’s the same Robbie Ramon rated 35/35 on my team roster.
It looks good so far. Let’s see if we continue, or if the bottom is going to fall out.
We lose the next two games by around a TD each, scoring 13 and then 17. I’d like my vaunted offense back, please. With the season on the line and our 2-4 record, we drop the next game, 20-23. We then manage to defeat the one win Saints to go to 3-5 at the half. I had hoped for better in the second quarter.
We begin the second half of the season with a win over Atlanta, 23-14. We then win again to go to 5-6, with Rasmussen finally back from a tendon injury.
With .500 in our grasp, we defeat the Rams at our place 38-30. Torres rushes for two TDs and catches a third. Powell nags the fourth TD. Patchet had 6 KRB. Every team in our division is 6-6 or better, so even at 6-6, hopes for the playoffs are dim.
We then lose three in a row before winning the finale 37-21. That means we finished the season 7-9, two games better than last season.
P Tracy Gomez, second team
CB Robbie Ramon, first team
Let’s look at some stats:
Jack Yoo had a 90.5 QB Rating, went 289 of 455 for a 63.5 percent completion rate, for 3538 yards, 23 TDs and 14 Ints. He fumbled 9 times though, and had 1 rushing TD. The best news is that QB McElroy never wanted a game, maybe because he busted or maybe because he was out for the first seven weeks with a broken foot.
Torres rushed for 1197 yards on 306 rushes for a meager 3.91 yards per attempt. 10 rushing TDs.
Jack Fling had 4 rushing TDs and 490 yards on 123 carries. His numbers are inflated because he had one game with just 5 rushes for 125 yards because he broke two long ones, and that inflates his totals.
I like having two receivers of over 1000 yards. Powell may have had less yards but he did get 3 more TDs. Next year I’d like to have both over 1200 yards. TE Rasmussen was out for much of the season with a tendon injury, so he might cut into their production next year, we’ll see.
Torres had another KR TD this year, bringing his number of KR TDs in two years to three a respectable number.
My kicker went 19 or 30 for FGs, and missed TWO PATs. He’s a problem.
P Gomez looked good, as you saw. He had the 3rd highest punting average in the league at 47.8, and had 41 of 88 punts inside the 20. He is a seriously good weapon
Turnbull’s tackle numbers are done, Ramon is still fourth, and at least Robinson is acting like a safety now.
As for sacks, look out Peter Hill because he had 13 on the season! No one else had more than four, and I need some of my other players to step up the sackage. He was tied for sixth in the league in sacks. Hill, btw, is a 31/42 rated guy.
With ten picks, Ramon led the league in interceptions. Augustson stepped up his pass defensed sliding up to 11 passes defensed on the year. Turnbull had 9 and two picks, good for an MLB.
I would like my OLine to get more key run blocks, it’d help our running game, but the game wasn’t too bad this year, so improvement should help us get another win or two. In other news, we allowed 51 sacks. That has to get better, and soon, or I’m going to have to dial up some extra protection for Yoo. I can’t have him go down, and then McElroy follow and boom: there’s the end of the dynasty in season 3.
Peter Hill had 4 FF, Turnbull 3, several others including Ramon had 2. Turnbull did recover a fumble for a TD when a field goal was blocked. William Caldwell blocked the FG that only had to go 23 yards and Turnbull returned it 93 yards for a score.
Actually, looking at that drive is amazing. As New Orleans drove with the score us 10 and New Orleans 6, near the end of the 4th quarter (around 6 minutes left in the game), this is what happened:
13 yard run, tackle by WLB Bronson
4 yard pass, tackle by Turnbull
QB scrambled for 21 yards, tackled by Ramon
Run for two yards, tackled by Turnbull
Run for four yards, tackled by Turnbull
Pass incomplete, pass defensed by Turnbill
FG of 23 yards blocked by Caldwell, recovered by Turnbull at the 7 and ran back for 93 yard score.
Turnbull just simply took over the game. Glad I moved him to MLB. Glad I drafted him! He was worth the top defensive pick by me, even if he did bust a bit in scores.
Offensive MVP: WR Jerry Reeves - I really wrangled over picking Reeves in the top of the second, but that turned out well too. He really did well this year, notching over 1200 yards and simply moved the sticks on a regular basis. With the consistency that Powell did not display, he was the cog that made our offensive machine work, and I expect more good things from him in the future.
Defensive MVP: CB Robbie Ramon – Well, it was either Ramon or Hill here. You don’t get 10 picks with a great CB, let alone a third round pick with a 35/35 rating. I don’t know that I have ever, in all my years of FOFCing and some Hall of Fame secondary players have I ever had 10 picks. Sean Stewart, my first ever draft pick in an FOF franchise (2k1) ended up with the most picks ever by any player and a Hall of Fame free sfety, and he never had more than 9 in season. Ten is incredible. Unthinkable.
Special Teams MVP: P Tracy Gomez - Blocking a FG like Caldwell did is pretty good and directly led to a score. Torres got another KR TD. However, it was Tracy Gomez that turned in a powerful performance game in and game out. His ability to put almost half of his punts inside the 20 while still getting the third most distance from his kicks is a testament to his ability, and even the voters had to give him credit by giving him an All League team spot.
Heart Award: DE Peter Hill – I could have gone Ramon here as well, but I felt with the Defensive MVP award in his pocket, I could instead honor another player who really played outside himself this year in a big way. I’ve mentioned it before, but Hill’s 13 sacks are a massive quantity coming from a 31/42 rated DE. He has a pass rush strength of 15 and a pass rush technique of 41 outta 55. This guy isn’t some sack specialist, he’s just a guy from the 5th round of no real skill. He had a destiny to sack QBs this season though, and no lineman would stop him. .
Next year? I doubt Ramon will get even half as many picks, and Hill have as many sacks. I need my offense to step it up. After next year, we peak, with no real growth after that, so the year after next will show where we are talent wise for the rest of the dynasty. We also need some of our better defensive players to play better, because we can’t keep relying on players like Hill and Ramon to get it done. Without the exceptional performances turned in by these two players, where would we be right now? 6-10? 5-11? Worse?
Although this season was sweet, I don’t know that the future will be as bright. I hope we get another two game improvement and go to 9-7. I’m not holding my breath.
End of Season Two
0-16 in the pre-season one
5-11 in season one
7-9 in season two
I scored a 63 overall.
5 for Franchise Value
26 for Team Performance
100 for Profit/Loss
81 for Roster Strength
I don’t change ticket prices
I sign my three RFAs still hanging around.
I have two holdouts post draft. One I buy, the other I’m not so sure of.
Torres I holding out, and him I’m not so sure of. He got first round money, and he hasn’t gotten 1600 rushing seasons or anything since then. He wants a significant increase over the next two years, but he also wants an extension. No choice but to accept.
Now, the one I expected as Peter Hill. When a 5th round draft pick notches 13 sacks, you can expect that they want more money. And get this, he only wants an extra 250,000 for this year, and that pretty reasonable considering what he gave us last year. I agree. The pride of William and Mary will be making more this year, around a million.
I extend Jack Yoo’s contract by three years. It really costs more this year, but I expect it will save me over time.
Reeves is in the final year of his contract, and I extend it by three years.
Next year, almost everyone is up for free agency, and I figure that I aught to get rid of some of the heavy bonuses now in order to not kill our owner or bottom line.
I also extend:
C Orlando Patchet by four years
LT Dennis Dotson by three
LG Preston Blake by just one
RT Darryl Dotson by three
RG Vinny malone by two
I can focus on other positions later.
We sold 32,100 season tickets.
The latest roster
That’s right, Jack Yoo may have looked good initially, but after two years, he is down to a 45/51 player. Despite two good years statistically for a young QB, I may not be able to expect much more out of him.
Top overall pick QB Roy Harrsion, who had been just a step behind Jack Yoo is also down to 35/49. Peter Briggs, the one my scouts liked and who was looking like a bust earlier is at 46/55. No other QB in the entire class is above 45 except for those three players, so while Yoo still looks like a good pick, comparatively, he’s a lousy player compared to the rest of the league.
P Tracy Gomez is now rocking an 83/83 ranking and I no longer wish I had gotten Tuggle, who is still at 85/85, so he was good.
Peter Hill busted a bit more to a 31/31. Ramon busted to a 33/33 despite a 10 pick season.
Turnbull is down to a 42/42. K Sigman is down to 32/32.
My players are mostly fully developed, with a few exceptions. If we are going to put something together, this should be the year we demonstrate it.
When I put this team together, only a handful of players rated below a 40 in potential, now only 20 players rate about a 40 in potential.
A draft that looked promising now looks dull. Players that looked grande now look anemic.
During the preseason, Greta ranks Torres as the 10th best back the league.
We go 1-3 again in the preseason.
After the first game, a loss, we end up going three straight to bring the first quarter of the season to a close at 3-1. In four games, Torres has a 5+ YPC and over 400 yards, Harris Powell has 5 TDs, and Ramon already has three picks on the year. In bad news, we only have had 2 sacks in four games, and Sigman has missed half of his field goals. Our FB is out for a while and Jack Fling will be starting there until Maloney returns.
We lose to the Giants 33-38, and I suspect our season is about to go downhill. We follow it up with a 27-23 win over Chicago and Powell catches another pair of TD passes. We host and defeat 4-1 Minnesota with a 27-14 victory to go to 5-2 on the year. WLB Shane Bronson had a fumble recovery for a TD. DT Cedric Garrard had 3 sacks and was named the league Defensive Player of the Week. Is this the year we make it to the top?
Previously unbeaten Washington loses during our bye week, so they are now 6-1. With one game left to go in the first half of the season, we are hosting Washington. Want to make a statement? Win this game and move into first in the division.
Washington 24, Dallas 34
Jack Yoo hits four players for a TD: Torres for an 83 yard score, Powell for 45, Reeves for 18 and Okubi for 11. Despite the fact that Jack Yoo had 337 passing yards, he hit so many receivers so equally that he didn’t even have a 100 yard receiver. QB rating of 158.3, which I believe is the max. Peter Hill finally gets on the board with 1.5 sacks a FF and a recovery. Our FB is healed and will be back next week.
Actually we lost to Washington in our opener, so we are just tied with them, sorry.
Then we lose at Green Bay 13-17. Blast. It was looking good too. Washington won, of course. We follow with a 24-11 win over two win Philadelphia, which isn’t much of a chore. The Redskins are still winning. We are number 3 in the power ratings, with Washington at 1.
Anyway, our final games are:
Loss at Jacksonville, 17-21
Win at New Orleans 24-21
Loss at home to Tennessee 31-21
Win at Philadelphia 28-3
Loss at home to Texans 44-13.
Win at home to Giants 15-12 Winner of this game made the playoiffs as a wild card seed – we were both 9-6
10-6 and we are a wild card in the playoffs.
The 2010 NFC Playoffs:
10-6 Dallas at 10-6 Seattle
9-7 Green Bay at 10-6 Carolina
We finished with the top wild card spot. Had we been more consistent down the stretch against the 4 win Jaguars and the 7 win Texans, we would be 12-4 and might have won the division and a bye(Washington was also 12-4). The Vikings won the NFC top seed with a 14-2 season.
We lose to Seattle 18-34. Jerry Reeves caught a pair of TDs. Jack Yoo tossed up three picks. Ah well. It was a good season even without any playoff magic:
The rest of the NFC Playoffs go like this:
Carolina crushes Washington 31-3 in Washington
Seattle is crushed by the Vikings 3-28
Minnesota edges Carolina in the NFC Championship 23-20.
The Vikings score 40 on the Ravens in the Super Bowl to win the title.
Had we defeated Seattle, note that we would have played the juggernaut Vikings and been spanked, so there is that consolation.
Year pre-one 0-16
Year one 5-11
Year two 7-9
Year three 10-6 and 5th seed in the playoffs (10-7)
WR Harris Powell, All League Second Team
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