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Old 12-24-2007, 01:43 AM   #8
korme
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Dayton, OH
Before I even run the tracker, it doesn't look pretty.

Here's the notable damage:
37 players lost -5 future points or more!
The only QB I drafted, Carl Ellison, lost -9 future to dip to 42 fut.
RB Wayne Gillespie, who I was very high on, took a -8 hit.

Here's the positive:
8 players gained points, 2 of them gaining +4.
First round picks T Clemons and S Anderson were 2 of these players, and now both are 74 Fut! Great success!

I cut down to 60, then not to bore you all I cut down to 53! Here's the breakdown of this beautifully magnificent roster of rookies!

*I did end up converting Gillespie into a FL, and it was an ok transition. He went from being my little-to-none used RB to a backup WR. Not bad, I suppose. I am curious to see how Esquivel would have turned out as a FL, but as it is, he's my best RB so I can't switch him.

*2 drafted players were cut - RB Trevor McElrath, S Patrick Summers

*Two players were red flags - TE Shannon Matos and S Patrick Summers

*Bottom of the totem pole in all four cohesion categories.

*Baltimore has a Power Rating of 100. We have a 1.

Code:
Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct ##Holliday, Keith 13 QB 1 14 49 2 yrs Kearney, Tom 16 QB 1 8 49 2 yrs Ellison, Carl 3 QB QB 1 23 53 3 yrs Ellard, Aaron 14 QB 1 10 50 2 yrs

Ellison gets the nod. Gotta say, I am not thrilled that this is my set of QBs for the entire dynasty. To maximize his strengths, we are going to throw a lot of short passes (though his style is long passes- why would anyone that can't throw long passes well use that as his style? /shurg.

Code:
Hoffman, Cedric 20 RB 1 29 44 2 yrs ##Kelso, Kelly 38 RB 1 22 42 2 yrs Esquivel, Perry 23 RB 1 44 58 4 yrs Fling, Jack 37 RB RB 1 29 43 2 yrs Maloney, Marcel 33 FB FB 1 24 54 2 yrs

I almost cut my FB Maloney because fullbacks are not required, and for the sake of the dynasty maybe I could have kept an extra linemen or receiver or something that is required... but alas. I am satisfied with Esquivel, not bad for a 3rd rd pick. My 4 RBs elusiveness ratings, from their order above: 100, 100, 90, 90. I guess I met my goal there.

BTW, Esquivel will be starting, I didn't set my depth charts when I printed this roster.

Code:
George, Chad 89 TE 1 23 45 2 yrs ##Reynolds, Leon 7 TE 1 20 46 1 yr. Farr, Oscar 84 TE TE 1 23 47 2 yrs Gillespie, Wayne 27 FL 1 15 48 3 yrs Slusarczyk, Butch 83 FL 1 18 46 1 yr. Ciscone, Zach 88 FL 1 31 46 4 yrs Okobi, William 85 FL 1 24 47 1 yr. Nicholson, Mitchell 82 SE SE 1 20 43 1 yr.

TE George is the worst receiver, but he has the best blocking potential and I want to develop that. So he starts, with Farr being the backup.

Ciscone is the FL, my drafted WR. His best bar is BPR at 96. The convert Gillespie is the backup FL. On the otherside of the field we are going with Nicholson, whose best FUT is in Avoid Drops at 75. On a normal team he could make for a decent slot receiver. I don't think I drafted the best here. The backup SE is Slusarczyk, who incidentally, I almost cut because I have to click about 3 times back into the game to spell his name correctly.

Okobi is the 5th WR.

Code:
Turnbull, Wayne 54 C 1 25 54 1 yr. Michaud, Andrew 55 C 1 19 47 1 yr. Corbett, Pat 56 C C 1 18 53 1 yr. Hanks, Lionel 60 LG 1 22 41 1 yr. Coleman, Peter 69 RG RG 1 34 58 4 yrs Malone, Vinny 65 RG 1 28 52 4 yrs Clemons, Bryan 79 LT 1 62 74 5 yrs Banks, Arnold 64 LT LT 1 19 38 1 yr. McWilliams, Ike 77 RT 1 15 44 1 yr.

Clemons is the LT. For the #1 pick, he's a 92 at Pass Block, but only 52 max at Run, which is disappointing. 82 block strength however.

RT is McWilliams but I am not happy. Ugh, I did awful. He's ok with his blocking, but his endurance is 0/9.

The Gs are Malone and Coleman, who have most bars in the 50-60s.

Turnbull is the C and Corbett is the very good backup who I considered starting at RT.

Code:
Gelbart, Ryan 2 P 1 38 49 1 yr. Sigman, Fernando 10 K 1 34 55 1 yr.

Gelbart is the Punter. I really only care about kick power, and I got it here- 77. His hang time, though, 0/2!

Sigman's power/accuracy is 60/54 which is ok. I normally like two kickers, but can't afford one thinking long term.

Code:
Dole, Kelly 98 LDE 1 46 67 3 yrs ##Turnbull, Henry 97 LDE 1 18 41 1 yr. Malcomson, Willie 72 RDE 1 28 45 1 yr. Crabb, Fred 75 RDE RDE 1 23 50 4 yrs Chamberlain, Don 70 LDT 1 17 38 1 yr. Hoffman, Jimmie 93 LDT NT 1 22 44 3 yrs ##Medsker, Leon 74 NT 1 18 35 1 yr.

Going with the 3-4. Dole and Crabb are my starting DEs, couldn't be happier. Hoffman is the DT, which is ok.

Code:
Bronson, Shane 99 MLB SILB 1 19 48 3 yrs Jagger, Kris 92 MLB 1 12 34 1 yr. Lannen, Ricky 95 MLB 1 16 32 1 yr. Gunn, Edgar 58 SLB SLB 1 15 40 1 yr. Hamill, Leland 59 SLB 1 49 70 4 yrs Bernhardt, Artie 57 WLB WILB 1 22 40 1 yr. Krueger, Jonathan 52 WLB 1 23 35 4 yrs Campbell, Lorenzo 51 WLB WLB 1 24 43 1 yr.

Switched Leland Hamill from WLB to SLB. He's a beast. 98 fut in run stopping. Bronson, Campbell, and Bernhardt are the other starters.

Code:
Kerr, Kyle 41 LCB LCB 1 14 48 1 yr. Granados, Bo 30 LCB 1 50 69 4 yrs Buchanan, Jonathan 26 LCB RCB 1 24 40 1 yr. ##Kelley, Alfred 39 LCB 1 20 27 3 yrs Petkovich, Donnie 24 RCB 1 18 40 1 yr. ##Douglas, Frank 32 FS FS 1 18 41 1 yr. Kinney, Lee 28 FS 1 26 62 4 yrs Henry, Mike 21 FS SS 1 21 41 1 yr. Andersen, Kerry 22 FS 1 24 41 1 yr. Anderson, Kendall 29 FS 1 50 74 5 yrs

Granados (monster) and Kerr are my starting corners. Buchanon and Kerr were toss ups, in the end I think Kerr has more potential.

Kendall Anderson and Lee Kinney are my starting safeties, and I am thrilled.

All in all, I am pretty satisfied with my defense. It's the offense that is going to take some magic.

===

$$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive,
** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR.

Players Under Contract: 53
Inactive: 7
On Active Roster: 46

Salary Cap: $109,000,000
Cap Room: $17,290,000
Maximum for New Player: $17,600,000
Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $62,060,000

Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $540,000
Cap Room Required Next Year: $27,120,000

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Time for the first season.
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