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Old 02-18-2021, 08:23 AM   #1651
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Busy (in the negative) 8-9 stage for the Ravens, though:

-let WR Webster walk in free agency - I put in an offer, but allowed AVAILABLE to take him... big cohesion loss but he was <4 ypt last season, terrible production at this late stage in his career

-got flat out beat in free agency for a mediocre DL, whom I liked for chemistry purposes... doesn't happen all that often but we just got outfoxed there

-I also lost out on a DE whom I thought could lose weight and convert to ILB, kinda wanted him as a novelty/chem addition to a weak spot on the roster

So... infrequent stage with multiple disappointments, I usually land a pretty high share of "guys I want" and here missed on two that I expected to land.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:02 PM   #1652
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Late free agency done in one big swoop, Baltimore had a lot of roster slots, and we...err...filled em up.


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
LS Cody Ascencao
2 years, $10,140,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $5.1M, $5.1M.)
14
14
Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
LDT Sawyer Cady
2 years, $5,410,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.5M, $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
TE Elijah Cole
2 years, $7,240,000 (Bonus: $80K. Salary: $3.3M, $3.8M.)
29
35
Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
WLB Jeffrey Craig
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
LS Ike Forbes
1 year, $2,900,000 (Bonus: $0K. Salary: $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
FB Corwin Hutton
2 years, $8,120,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $3.8M, $4.3M.)
29
46
Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
LS Rex Lester
1 year, $2,900,000 (Bonus: $0K. Salary: $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
LS Branden Maloney
2 years, $5,410,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.5M, $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
SILB Juan Panetta
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
RCB Steven Parker
1 year, $5,700,000 (Bonus: $640K. Salary: $5.1M.)
30
30
Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
FB Cameron Perez
2 years, $6,290,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $3.3M.)
21
35
Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
RB Korey Samuelson
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
WILB Silas Somogyi
1 year, $4,500,000 (Bonus: $1.2M. Salary: $3.3M.)
36
45
Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
RG Nicholas Terry
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
TE Derek Turnbull
1 year, $3,200,000 (Bonus: $740K. Salary: $2.5M.)


Baltimore Ravens
QuikSand
RDT Damian Weber
2 years, $10,200,000 (Bonus: $80K. Salary: $5.1M, $5.1M.)
39
39


TE Palmer was a holdout re-sign (dummy me). DT Weber is actually kinda important, a guy we expect go log real playing time and get out there on special teams. Lots of long snappers just in case, as our incumbent guy is moving to "play TE" and become our WR/TE leader for life.

RB Samuelson may have a real role as an undrafted rookie, I like the cut of his jib and maybe also his 72 breakaway speed rating.

TE Derek Turnbull is the classic "only a few ratings, but they are the right ones" and could become a long term TE3.

LB Juan Panetta is a coverage first guy who might have a legit shot, even though our top two draft picks were basically for the same role. (That 2nd rounder is not only a miss, but also now looks not much better than this after-draft dude)

So it goes.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:39 PM   #1653
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WFT also hit late free agency hard:


Washington Football Team
KickStand
QB Irving Bronson
4 years, $44,000,000 (Bonus: $16.0M. Salary: $7.0M, $7.0M, $7.0M, $7.0M.)
29
29
Washington Football Team
KickStand
WLB Dustin Chelle
1 year, $5,000,000 (Bonus: $0K. Salary: $5.0M.)
36
36
Washington Football Team
KickStand
RCB Reggie Edelstein
1 year, $6,000,000 (Bonus: $0K. Salary: $6.0M.)
45
45
Washington Football Team
KickStand
LT Ray Enloe
1 year, $4,600,000 (Bonus: $0K. Salary: $4.6M.)
22
38
Washington Football Team
KickStand
TE Drew Goodspeed
3 years, $16,370,000 (Bonus: $30K. Salary: $5.1M, $5.6M, $5.6M.)
23
23
Washington Football Team
KickStand
TE Floyd Heubeck
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Washington Football Team
KickStand
RB Frank Killian
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Washington Football Team
KickStand
LCB Greg Leadbetter
1 year, $5,500,000 (Bonus: $0K. Salary: $5.5M.)
35
35
Washington Football Team
KickStand
RB Billy Palmer
2 years, $5,880,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $2.9M.)


Washington Football Team
KickStand
SE Jimmie Quackenbush
2 years, $8,140,000 (Bonus: $40K. Salary: $3.8M, $4.3M.)
28
28
Washington Football Team
KickStand
RB Sammie Tibbetts
2 years, $6,290,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $2.9M, $3.3M.)
17
17


Coupled with an ample draft of "people" as well:


30
WAS
KickStand
2(26) LDE Walt Estrada 33/54
1(31) RG Parker Tate 29/58
5(31) P Rich Denham 46/66
3(31) SE Braden Hutchings 16/41
2(31) FS Damien Peterson 20/52
4(31) SLB Darnell Mueller 21/41
2(26) LDE Walt Estrada 33/54
1(31) RG Parker Tate 29/58
5(31) P Rich Denham 46/66
3(31) SE Braden Hutchings 16/41
2(31) FS Damien Peterson 20/52
4(31) SLB Darnell Mueller 21/41
52.4


...and yes the 30 on the left is indeed that we ranked 30 out of 32 teams. That's why we stink. (checks notes) Well, anyway...

Among the young'ns, noteworthy:

RB Killian looks useful
G/C Tate very disappointing, bad scouting there
FS Peterson should make the team and contribute

Not exactly stirring. 30th sounds about right I guess.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:20 PM   #1654
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So, it's after 9pm, I'm shot, I just cut down to 60 and that's it. No capacity to tinker, work out chem, nothing.

Incidentally, I have a near three way dead heat in my race to start at QB in Washington. Two guys each have one winning but meh season under their belts, and new guy off the scrapheap seems roughly as talented. I think Bronson might have the edge.

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Old 02-24-2021, 05:06 PM   #1655
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Regular season file sent for Ravens. Bad news is this does not look like a power team roster to me, not a bye week feel here. Good news, I felt exactly the same way the last two years, and we defied low expectations both times. Maybe we have it in us again - I'm expecting big offensive seasons again from our principals on offense, and I guess Marty will keep his YOLO style leading to interceptions leading to the need for more slingin' it. I'm in.

12-4
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:28 PM   #1656
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Washington - some bad luck. Our second round pick got hit by the volatility stick, he's a cut (Ravens cut our 2nd rounder too, just a bad pick trending the wrong way, no real excuse there)

I settle on Bronson to stat at QB, but it was not easy. May regret it. Kinda fun drawing names out of a hat like that. Nobody is genuinely good. Similar to the Ravens situation, I don't sense a power team here, but we got the Baskin Robbins trophy last year without being great, maybe we can strong together some more wins.

10-6
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:27 AM   #1657
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:28 AM   #1658
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Okay so regular season in the bag, and my hunches were pretty good:


(formatting fuckup above, as usual, sorry)


Full regular season results: http://gml.fof-belco.com/forum/showt...ll=1#post64455


Ravens 12-4, #3 seed: GML: Baltimore Ravens 2136



WFT 8-8, #7 seed and out: GML: Washington Football Team 2136



Ravens did indeed slide a bit, and with the #3 seed have to fight it out the hard way. WFT slid a lot, and are out of the payoffs amidst a trainwreck NFC East (familiar, right?) mashup.


And it looks like Juggernaut might be closer than I am, right now, to being the first guy to get both of his teams into the Bowl at the same time. Two near misses for us, but maybe the WFT is fading away from its window of opportunity.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:06 PM   #1659
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Ravens one and out at home in the postseason, Ben's Falcons win it all. Yawn.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:53 PM   #1660
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So, the WFT is in a precarious spot right here. Roster is kinda meh... RB group is basically barren (ready for a reboot) and chem along the OL is tenuous. DB is settling in a bit, I hope. But the team isn't "good." So, what now?

To Do List:
-rebuild RB/FB group both chem and talent
-sort out chem leadership and add talent along D7
-decide on a direction at QB, hopefully
-fill in DB group

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Old 02-28-2021, 03:30 PM   #1661
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If I had the time/inclination, I think this situation with the WFT is really interesting, as a which-path-to-take scenario.

Team is only one year removed from a SuperBowl run. However, there are signs that we're in real trouble of not getting back there. Major flux at the QB position, and some of the smoke and mirrors that apparently was making things look good for a couple years came unraveled.

And... we are on the clock (whoa) and I don't know what to do. The in-game #1 overall player is there for my pick at 1.17, he's a DL who looks good but he's a DL. There's a good not great looking RB. There's a mysterious QB who would fit my likely new triad. Oh the humanity.
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Old 02-28-2021, 03:36 PM   #1662
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Went with my perceived BPA, and resisted the lure of the "impact position" guys with less clear outlook. This guy looks like a sure thing to be very effective at DT/DE, for whatever that is worth. With pick 1.3 maybe not, but with pick 1.17, at this point I feel like I'll take advantage of the popular effort to pursue flashy positions, and just go after some fundamentals, which this roster needs. I hope he is a build-around player for us for a long time.




Washington: KickStand takes DT Wally Quinn with the 1.17 pick.

Run Defense68<->99
Pass Rush Technique59<->91
Pass Rush Strength58<->90
Man-to-Man Defense12<->43
Zone Defense36<->67
Bump-and-Run Defense6<->37
Play Diagnosis55<->86
Punishing Hitter66<->97
Endurance49<->81
Special Teams66<->97

HT
WT
RAW
ADJ
DASH
SOL
BENCH
AGI
BRJU
POS
%DEV
73
307
7.1
7.6
4.95
34
37
7.55
117
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63
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:24 PM   #1663
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So, perhaps I spoke to soon about the WFT RB/FB situation. In the light of a chilly Monday morning, I actually see two things that suggest... perhaps not. -RB Pat Shipway has no actual football skills, but is a lovely 8-9, 89/94 chem gimp -RB Frank Killian is a 2nd year guy who looks good enough to play as RB2 ...and in theory we could squeeze another season at RB1 out of Xavier Bush, who is fading but did indeed give us nearly 5ypc last season, and he's chem-friendly with Shipway as leader. So... maybe hold the phone on the hurry to reboot.
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:24 PM   #1664
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wait i cant use carraige returns now? . . . awesome
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:20 AM   #1665
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Maybe if you could use them responsibly.

And not all willy-nilly.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:46 PM   #1666
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Yeah, well, I'm bad with that, but you should see my use of dashes. Ugh.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:47 PM   #1667
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Anyway... draft has wrapped, early free agency wraps tomorrow. We'll have a clearer picture then. Nothing really alarming, for either team.

Rumors of a big RB/FB shakeup at Washington were overblown. We grabbed a rookie, maybe two, but only to fit in around the pieces that we have in place already. And likely sticking with the incumbent at QB, too. So, probably, just more of the mediocre same ahead.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:13 AM   #1668
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So... with the way I draft using tunnel vision, I tend to get low ratings for my overall talent acquired. The BenBot ratings are often unkind. I'm used to it, and the fact that many of my teams remain competitive (and sometimes even better than that) despite this buoys my faith. Regardless... both teams drafted a full class today, and I'll brace for the harsh assessment in today's stage.

...braces...


27
BAL
QuikSand
2(26) RB Abraham Campbell 35/56
4(24) RB Nolan Hauser 33/52
5(24) MLB Floyd Warkentien 26/39
2(24) RT Lewis Willis 15/62
7(24) LDT Tyrus Schiman 26/45
1(24) LT Quentin Evers 15/54
6(24) RCB Micah Crassweller 16/40
3(24) RCB Damian DeVito 15/41
2(26) RB Abraham Campbell 35/56
4(24) RB Nolan Hauser 33/52
5(24) MLB Floyd Warkentien 26/39
2(24) RT Lewis Willis 15/62
7(24) LDT Tyrus Schiman 26/45
1(24) LT Quentin Evers 15/54
6(24) RCB Micah Crassweller 16/40
3(24) RCB Damian DeVito 15/41
59.3


So yeah, that's 27th of 32 even with an extra 2nd rounder. I mean... yeah, that's often how it goes. I really liked the look of the OT we took in round 1... BenBot, not so much. Drat. We'll see if we end up with a few gems amidst this pile of rubble. Sometimes we do.

And...


21
WAS
KickStand
1(17) RDT Wally Quinn 55/73
2(16) SE Leland Tubbs 41/55
4(16) RB Avery Watson 30/45
6(16) FS Douglas Horst 24/43
3(17) LG Earl Perkins 19/45
1(17) RDT Wally Quinn 55/73
2(16) SE Leland Tubbs 41/55
4(16) RB Avery Watson 30/45
6(16) FS Douglas Horst 24/43
3(17) LG Earl Perkins 19/45
66.1


Cool. Not bad. Multiple guys not even getting honorable mention here, but the Bot likes my BPA top pick, and... well, that's enough. Mid-pack is better than we're used to.
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Old 03-06-2021, 02:47 PM   #1669
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well, even after the WFT situation fell apart last season...


2134-2136 TOP TEAMS
Atlanta (42-6-0) Baltimore (41-7-0) Detroit (35-13-0) San Francisco (34-14-0) Washington (33-15-0)
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:24 AM   #1670
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Okay, some actual content for this thread. I am genuinely excited about two young ILBs we have brought aboard for the Ravens in recent stages... let's have a look.

Shaun Farr was a one-year guy in Tennessee, but presumably wanted too much money for their tastes. Okay. He got three offers in late free agency, but we had cap space and blew their doors off with a one year offer. What I see here is a potential long term WILB guy, who can stop the run and be a non-liability in coverage. High endurance is a plus. Punishing hitter is, well whatever it is, it's high. 95 personality in the right triad is a major plus.

Floyd Warkentein was our 5th rounder this year, and I already sense good things, as does the BenBot auto-insulter. That combination of endurance and (potential) zone coverage up into the high 80s is really encouraging. Not the same battery of complementary stuff like Farr, but I see a potential long term role for him as well - maybe as SILB in 3WR and other pass situations.

And, while not a new face in the same way, I'll mention another guy I like:

Silas Somogyi is a nice complementary fit for us, a max special teamer and affinity fit. He's a low endurance guy we can plug in pretty much anywhere, but ideally he will get work as a gunner, and then fill in for maybe 25 tackles as a 5th/6th LB type. I like it.



I have fallen out of the habit of this sort of write-up... but this is, for me, the quiet joy of this game. Love having these guys coming together and letting me feel like they will stay around, and over time become major cohesion assets along with reasonably useful (but not too expensive) talents.

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Old 03-10-2021, 01:53 PM   #1671
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Ok, preseason in the books... today's file is the "whole one-shot regular season" stage, so need to get this right.

BAL - Marty Stancil is rated 22/22 overall, but has a 42-10 record and yes wins are a QB stat. Too many picks but he pushes the ball up the field... YOLO. (That big timing bar...didn't tzach say something about that, too?) Anyway, we play to our strengths... new RB but whatevs, we've got a WR1/ET1 combo that's solid and I expect our offense to again be well above average.

1st rounder looks like a minor miss, and 3rd rounder is a cut - that's not great. We have hobos off the street stepping into roles where they will get targets, also not great. Chem is fine, cohesion is good, defense is unknown. I think this looks like a 9-win team, and the last few years that's been good enough to churn out 11 wins... I'll figure we pull it off again, and go 11-5.
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Old 03-10-2021, 02:17 PM   #1672
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In WAS, tougher read on the situation. QB Rod Swift was a late-season cut to avoid his anger, now he's back on a cheap 2yr deal and i think starts this year, whatevs. Xavier Bush is a shell of a RB, we'll try to squeeze one more part time season out of his carcass. We lop off the top of the TE depth chart as he's dying too, another preseason pruning.

OL is a bit of a mess, both talent and chem and even plan-wise. Defensive front chem is in disarray for want of the right leader, secondary is probably one quality guy short of where I'd want it.

I think this is roughly a .500 club... I'll guess we squeeze 9-7 from the group, but wouldn't be shocked by either 5-11 or 11-5.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:46 AM   #1673
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So, regular season in the books. I predicted 20 wins between the two teams, let's see how things played out. Spoiler: weird AF

9-7 Ravens Miss Postseason

Okay, maybe the fickle finger of fuckery caught up with us... and our always-gamble QB ran out of luck. -11 in turnover margin is awful, the running game was awful, and maybe the chem fall-apart was a factor, too. So, we'll sit this one out, after a pretty nice run in recent seasons. Dammit.

WFT Cruises To #1 Seed

This makes sense, how exactly? Swift was stable at QB, running game was really solid (Bush still has it), and things just generally worked well. How about that.
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:36 AM   #1674
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Wow... I was thinking 5-11 for WFT... thought you were being optimistic... congrats, though!
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Old 03-12-2021, 12:28 PM   #1676
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Ravens are going to have a devil of a time this year, we got really hurt on chemistry via retirements, and... I don't know what our plan will be there.
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:00 PM   #1677
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Awesome season!
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Old 03-13-2021, 07:51 AM   #1678
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Yeah, pretty nuts. I guess he was the right guy at QB after all, and he will now hold out in search of a fat deal, I'd guess. Or something like that. Anyway, an unexpected ace when I thought I was holding a seven.
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Old 03-13-2021, 11:26 AM   #1679
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Ravens situation is compounded by my blunder... the young LB Shaun Farr I posted as liking a lot, Rex didn't put him into the lineup, and I failed to correct that - so he ended up sidelined all year and is now "Angry," so won't re-sign with us. For a crap season anyway, that's just another big L. Dammit.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:05 PM   #1680
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Ravens on the clock at pick 1.20... a pretty obvious play is a good but not great OT, but there's a non-affinity WR there too. Tiny guy, my scout sees pretty good but not great bars, but he is a receiver. Kind of a tough call.

The vanilla play here is to fill the need... we have been decimated at OL (modern usage, not archaic usage) so landing a LT we could start this year at G and let drift outward in time makes a ton of sense, even if it's unexciting. It also lets me push back my worries about the direction at DB and maybe elsewhere a while.

Lineman it is.

...my scout sees maxed-out run blocking and blocking strength, let's see what the BenBot ratings look like:




Baltimore: QuikSand takes T Donald Burton with the 1.20 pick.

Run Blocking67<->100
Pass Blocking54<->88
Blocking Strength66<->100
Endurance37<->70

HT
WT
RAW
ADJ
DASH
SOL
BENCH
AGI
BRJU
POS
%DEV
77
313
5.8
6.3
5.09
32
34
7.76
97
-
23





Great sign, he matches up. So, not sure where his long term position is, but he looks like a long term OL asset. Fine.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:14 PM   #1681
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This season for the Ravens is starting to feel like the "maybe we just get some of our young guys some experience so they can really contribute down the line when we have rebuilt up as a major contender" vibe. Meh.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:18 PM   #1682
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Hmmm... we did a whole "thing" years ago around building for a specific year. It's 2138 now... maybe, uhh, 2142? Could be a thing. We'd need, you know, a quarterback and stuff. But...hmmmm.


(Spoiler: the Rush 2112 thing did not work out, I napped at the absolutely wrong time, the AI submitted a terrible roster for the year I had focused on, and it all fell to shit... but it was kinda fun building that way for a while)
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Old 03-14-2021, 03:06 PM   #1683
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Okay, on to the WFT, right now the more interesting project here.


Front Office Football Eight
Washington Football Team Roster, Scout Overview

Code:
Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Swift, Rod 106 QB 10 32 32 1 yr. Wallack, Garrett 131 QB 8 23 23 ---

Well, Swift was solid again, the team won behind him, so... he's our guy? Maybe? I guess?

Code:
Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Killian, Frank 232 RB 3 41 41 --- Watson, Avery 246 RB 2 38 40 3 yrs. Shipway, Pat 233 RB 7 4 6 ---

Nothing special here, but I usually don't really demand anything special at RB. Watson posted 5.35 ypc last season, so he gets at least RB2 duties, but I'd be open to investing at this position if there's a good plan.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Lehmann, Elijah 486 TE 5 45 45 --- Fasani, Ernie 482 TE 6 40 40 1 yr. Schulz, Jared 448 TE 7 37 37 ---

Again, nothing really special. Fasani/Lehmann are both solid TE2 types... again, open to investing here. Otherwise, this is a good-blocking unit that likely eats up 150-60 targets for under 1,000 yards.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Botte, Andrew 588 FL 6 58 58 2 yrs. Hines, Winfred 581 FL 10 48 48 1 yr. Forster, Andrew 510 FL 3 29 41 1 yr. Palmer, Billy 589 FL 3 24 40 --- Kramer, Gerald 583 FL 4 33 39 1 yr. Shepard, Johnny 512 FL 7 34 34 3 yrs. Finch, Jake 529 FL 7 11 11 --- Tubbs, Leland 518 SE 2 41 49 3 yrs. Quackenbush, Jimmie 513 SE 6 16 16 ---

Okay, what worked here? Hines close to 8 ypt, Botte under 7. Wait, this team actually won games? Like, many of them?

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Tate, Parker 661 C 3 52 52 2 yrs. Champagne, Luke 777 LG 9 71 71 --- Perkins, Earl 768 LG 2 23 40 3 yrs. Pommier, Ernest 776 RG 5 61 61 2 yrs. Davidson, Tom 873 LT 4 76 76 1 yr. Whitfield, Antonio 862 LT 6 45 45 2 yrs. Finneran, Brayden 875 LT 12 38 38 --- Enloe, Ray 874 LT 4 21 32 1 yr. Atkins, Carl 871 RT 9 30 30 1 yr. Frye, Howie 864 RT 2 20 30 1 yr.

Okay, I had not been thinking of this team being in "hold it together and run it back" mode here, so I exposed Champagne (and Finneran) to free agency. Now what?

Tate wants phat lewt. Perkins is good enough to start at G. Whitfield is a mess - bad chem (90/43) has him perched as our chem leader, and he's pissed about sitting last year. So, cut?

T Davidson is going to get his fat extension, well deserved, he's the build-around guy here.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Dodge, Gavin 904 P 5 66 66 --- Pehrson, Rick 1003K 7 75 75 ---

Okay, whatevs. We have cap space, so... who knows.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Quinn, Wally 1199LDE 2 73 73 3 yrs. Estrada, Walt 1195LDE 3 34 34 2 yrs. Hatch, Miguel 1197RDE 8 62 62 2 yrs. Cauthen, Corbin 1193RDE 5 34 34 2 yrs. Compton, Alonzo 1291NT 7 68 68 2 yrs. Baker, Les 1296NT 6 44 44 1 yr. Sherman, Bubba 1290NT 13 40 40 ---

Quinn looks like a really nice player, good 10.5 sack rookie campaign, great. Good to see BPA pay off. Hatch doesn't have great endurance, but is a nice role playing pass rusher.

DT Compton is the central run stopper, expensive but useful there. DT Baker another pass rusher, and DT Sherman an uber-cohesion guy.

So, we have enough here to play out this season... additions are either for long term benefit, or just gravy.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Brew, Manuel 1350SILB 14 34 34 --- Mattis, Britt 1353SILB 9 33 33 1 yr. Figurelle, Sammy 1459SLB 7 65 65 1 yr. Harding, Conner 1445WLB 2 54 54 1 yr. Halela, Jason 1458WLB 6 45 45 2 yrs. Drozd, Dusty 1452WLB 7 38 38 1 yr.

Figurelle is the build-around guy here, and Harding comes out of the undrafted patch and becomes our stuff-the-middle WILB (and maybe future chem anchor). Love that.

So, if we re-sign Brew (cohesion +++) we are probably good enough for now, but could withstand a talent infusion.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Bradley, Derek 1517LCB 5 76 76 2 yrs. Leadbetter, Greg 1527LCB 8 23 23 1 yr. Horst, Douglas 1525RCB 2 34 45 3 yrs. Rex, Manuel 1521RCB 10 42 42 1 yr. Hansen, Elliot 1542RCB 3 33 33 2 yrs. Cummings, Bobby 1647SS 6 46 46 2 yrs. Houston, Tony 1636FS 9 55 55 3 yrs. Ottesen, Liam 1626FS 4 35 35 2 yrs. Donhoff, Bennett 1624FS 2 29 33 1 yr. Bush, Marquis 669 LS 14 20 20 ---

Okay, this group came together nicely, and quickly. Bradley is the obvious go-to shut-down guy, that's great to have. Have to keep in mind he will need big money soon.

Rex and Houston are great short term utility pieces, but we need productive young guys now. S Ottesen is a maybe, Donhoff fringe but great chem/ST so he'll stick, and I think Horst will develop into a CB2 type.

So, an early pick or a fat contract might make sense here. Would love to get an impact nickel/ballhawk who fits the scheme.

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$$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 37 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 37 Salary Cap: $789,500,000 Cap Room: $332,700,000 Maximum for New Player: $304,850,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $12,100,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $287,400,000

So, a lot of cap space to use. I'm thinking the roster priorities short term look like:

WR
DB
RB
QB
LB
TE
DB

...and if there's a no brainer guy at pick 1.31 for any of the above, I'll be very pleased.
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:59 PM   #1684
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And naturally, I'm trying to trade up to get a BPA from none of those groups...
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:32 AM   #1685
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So, in the opening round of free agency, WFT was busy:


Washington Football Team
KickStand
LG Luke Champagne
3 years, $129,000,000 (Bonus: $105.0M. Salary: $8.0M, $8.0M, $8.0M.)
74
74
Washington Football Team
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FB Ray Kinney
3 years, $21,600,000 (Bonus: $3.6M. Salary: $6.0M, $6.0M, $6.0M.)
58
58
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FL Ellis Moorehead
2 years, $30,000,000 (Bonus: $20K. Salary: $15.0M, $15.0M.)
44
44
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FS Dylan Robertson
3 years, $24,000,000 (Bonus: $30K. Salary: $8.0M, $8.0M, $8.0M.)
39
39
Washington Football Team
KickStand
NT Grayson Schmitz
3 years, $165,000,000 (Bonus: $30K. Salary: $55.0M, $55.0M, $55.0M.)
60
60
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SE Duane Vanderpool
3 years, $45,000,000 (Bonus: $30K. Salary: $15.0M, $15.0M, $15.0M.)
46
46


Let's keep an eye on the bonuses for context here... but I remain surprised how much command I can still get when I have cap space.

However, the big news is right here:


Juggles
KCY
QB Daryl Daniels (85/85) (Yr. 6)
signed as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland
3yrs, $461.8M (Bonus: $341.8M. Salary: $40.0M, $40.0M, $40.0M.)

I honestly tried to sign this guy...


Washington Football Team
QB Daryl Daniels
5 years, $655,000,000
85
85


...made the rank amateur mistake of going for the long term deal, rather than the obvious short term. He had a higher possible bonus number so I don't even know that I would have won out, but... dammit.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:57 PM   #1686
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So, want to hear a funny one? I remained pretty much resigned to the ravens team being in the toilet for a while, because reasons. Last season just fell apart, no two ways about it. So the team must be in massive decline, right?

So, I'm just perusing the lineup now... for FA Stage 1:3, mind you, and...


PASSING
NAME
G
GS
CMP
ATT
CMP%
YDS
YPA
YPC
TD
INT
SKD
YDS
QB_RTG
PEN
Donte Wallace
16
16
402
635
63.3%
4616
7.27
11.48
29
20
37
261
87.2
3
Marty Stancil
2
0
13
21
61.9%
206
9.81
15.85
1
1
1
8
90.6
0


REX STARTED THE WRONG FUCKING QUARTERBACK.

(and I didn't notice it)

So there's that.

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Old 03-18-2021, 05:36 PM   #1687
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Well, anyway... free agency will wrap up tomorrow morning, and we'll get a first peek at the rookie draftees. I'm not that optimistic, as usual. Filling needs, but I wasn't as hands-on as I ought to have been. Will post the BenBot wrap up that ranks our (full) drafts #26 and #31 or something like that... and that'll be fine.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:25 PM   #1688
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Will post the BenBot wrap up that ranks our (full) drafts #26 and #31 or something like that... and that'll be fine.

You can't make this shit up...


25
BAL
QuikSand
2(19) C Marlon Miranda 35/68
1(20) LT Donald Burton 32/73
3(18) SLB Alfred Corbett 27/39
4(20) RB Gabriel Zavala 26/40
7(20) LG R.J. Brennan 16/45
6(18) LT Rodolfo Lugar 21/44
5(19) FB Johnny Sanders 22/45
2(19) C Marlon Miranda 35/68
1(20) LT Donald Burton 32/73
3(18) SLB Alfred Corbett 27/39
4(20) RB Gabriel Zavala 26/40
7(20) LG R.J. Brennan 16/45
6(18) LT Rodolfo Lugar 21/44
5(19) FB Johnny Sanders 22/45
63.6


...


30
WAS
KickStand
1(31) RCB Asher Shelton 29/55
2(31) WLB Lawrence Cranwell 24/55
5(31) RB Tracy Perreault 33/40
4(31) FL Scott Mogolov 22/43
1(31) RCB Asher Shelton 29/55
2(31) WLB Lawrence Cranwell 24/55
5(31) RB Tracy Perreault 33/40
4(31) FL Scott Mogolov 22/43
55.9
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Anyway, it's all good. I'm used to that. We compete despite it. Or perhaps because of it.

Looking at the Ravens, I see some rookie contributors: both top OL look good not great, LB Corbett is a weird-bars guy I like a bit, and WR Mason is one of those all-but-RR empty suits. We can work with it.

The rookie class brings Washington some guys worth a look, CB Shelton looks like a CB1 or possibly a SS (wha?) and LB Cranwell will patrol the inside nicely, I think. WR Mogolov has two standout bars... courage and kick returning. Maybe worthwhile?

With the WFT, Rod Swift is predictably holding out, and I just didn't plan for this properly. Can fix, it will just cost me the DE we signed risk-free early in the FA process, and whom I now wish I had been more honest with.
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Files in for preseason. Time tomorrow for the set-it cycle. Hope we don't choke, it's a tough day slated.
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Files sent. Whatevs. Maybe 10 wins each team.
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:38 AM   #1692
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:38 AM   #1693
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WFT Powers to 14-2 Record and Top Seed
GML: Washington Football Team 2138

Ravens Sputter at 8-8 and Miss Postseason
GML: Baltimore Ravens 2138
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Wow, the WFT team...

2138 TEAM STATISTICS
TOTAL OFFENSE: 362.5 ypg (#9)
RUSHING OFFENSE: 93.1 ypg (#27)
PASSING OFFENSE: 279.1 ypg (#1)
SCORING OFFENSE: 26.4 ppg (#3)
TOTAL DEFENSE: 325.6 ypg (#6)
RUSHING DEFENSE: 110.6 ypg (#14)
PASSING DEFENSE: 228.0 ypg (#8)
SCORING DEFENSE: 17.6 ppg (#1)

Not feeling a POWER TEAM there. Passing game was strong and effective, pass defense same, I guess that's basically enough?
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So, turns out WFT as the #2 seed, and we basically held our seed... lost a close game on the road in the conference championship game to eventual champions SF.

Juggernaut has a good thing going there, and also in the IHOF... he's a serious manager in the current iteration of the FOF universe. Hats off to him, once again.
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Okay, Ravens, where are we?
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Front Office Football Eight
Baltimore Ravens Roster, Scout Overview

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Stancil, Marty 111 QB 8 18 18 1 yr. Campbell, Albert 125 QB 13 6 6 --- Scribner, Oliver 105 QB 12 5 5 1 yr.

Okay, at this point, we understand who Stancil is. 18 out of 100 is unfair, but he's just too YOLO unless you've got a ton of firepower, and we really don't. I think this year's starter at QB is not on this roster now.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Campbell, Abraham 232 RB 3 47 47 2 yrs. Hauser, Nolan 237 RB 3 38 46 2 yrs. Murray, K.C. 236 RB 4 39 39 --- Sewell, Austin 216 RB 7 0 1 1 yr.

Campbell looks like he shoudl be pretty decent - in two seasons, he has been awful. Murray, he oz the Hole Rec void, was the only decent performer here. Could we just start over? Perhaps, to suit a new QB.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Spaulding, Amari 338 FB 5 42 42 3 yrs. Sanders, Johnny 331 FB 2 26 38 --- Clayton, J.R. 347 FB 3 27 36 ---

Nothing at all special here.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Palmer, Jose 448 TE 11 48 48 1 yr. Makofske, Van 446 TE 5 37 37 --- Turnbull, Derek 481 TE 4 37 37 --- Minter, Darien 449 TE 4 23 33 ---

Palmer has been my "good enough to be a TE1 guy" for a while, despite never really putting up numbers north of 7 ypt. Again, all disposable here.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Douglas, Matt 529 FL 7 51 51 3 yrs. Strickland, Phil 518 FL 5 39 39 1 yr. Freedman, Roger 587 FL 7 36 36 --- Jackson, Alec 580 FL 8 26 26 1 yr. Pearson, Juan 588 SE 13 55 55 1 yr. Mason, Daquan 589 SE 2 30 41 1 yr.

I extended Douglas because we needed someone around, but am not thrilled there either. Wow, we have either overlooked or just whiffed at offense of late, haven't we?

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Miranda, Marlon 663 C 2 45 62 3 yrs. Leatherwood, Louie 650 C 2 11 22 --- Nichols, Chase 669 C 7 0 0 1 yr. Mangiafico, Jim 764 LG 7 48 48 1 yr. Baude, Wes 773 LG 6 19 27 1 yr. Burton, Donald 879 LT 2 46 66 3 yrs. Lugar, Rodolfo 861 LT 2 41 58 3 yrs. Evers, Quentin 874 LT 3 36 53 2 yrs. Argentati, Terrance 870 LT 6 48 48 2 yrs. Willis, Lewis 875 RT 3 47 59 2 yrs.

Yeah, lots of early picks here. Line is fine, just wish they were blocking for a better group of players.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Hughes, Shane 904 P 8 51 51 2 yrs. Wynn, Rusty 1003K 10 38 38 1 yr.

okay

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Lemmon, Juan 1198LDE 6 51 51 1 yr. Rushe, Malachi 1190LDE 5 46 46 --- Garrison, Melvin 1192LDE 10 33 33 --- Andrews, Bart 1194RDE 8 43 43 2 yrs. Dotson, Kim 1191RDE 8 43 43 2 yrs. Schultz, J.C. 1272NT 5 31 31 --- Cady, Sawyer 1295NT 4 29 29 1 yr. Weber, Damian 1293NT 10 28 28 2 yrs.

Wow, nobody really special here, either. Dotson the best overall player, but he's in his 8th year. Not awful, but... not innspiring.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Burge, D.J. 1357SILB 4 59 59 1 yr. Warkentien, Floyd 1353SILB 3 38 40 2 yrs. Somogyi, Silas 1355WILB 6 38 38 1 yr. Sitz, Caleb 1441SLB 5 55 55 --- Wehmeyer, Kyle 1458SLB 9 33 33 2 yrs. Craig, Jeffrey 1451WLB 4 45 45 3 yrs. Evans, Russell 1452WLB 12 37 37 --- Corbett, Alfred 1445WLB 2 32 35 3 yrs.

Ok, Wehmeyer is the solid chem leader, and we can use him for a while as a rotation player and special teamer. Burge and Sitz are both 1st rounders, and nonplussed by his elevation to the top job there.

Without them, what do we have to work with? Warkentien is good enough to play as a rotation guy in a 6-way LB blur, mostl in coverage. Somogyi is a special teams ace and decent at everything as a backup. Craig has two big bars, but they're good ones - RunD and Zone, so he can be SILB.

We have options here, including re-signing/extending the quality guys without affinities, but I'm flexible.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Hoover, Ezekiel 1527LCB 9 65 65 --- McCabe, Bob 1535LCB 5 50 50 1 yr. Cote, Kirk 1534LCB 5 43 43 2 yrs. Stuart, Malik 1533LCB 2 26 36 1 yr. Jaynes, Keegan 1523RCB 11 68 68 --- Isaacs, Winston 1526RCB 5 36 36 --- Rolfe, Chris 1630FS 9 28 28 2 yrs.

Okay. CB Jaymes has been our chem leader, but with only 73 personality. I don't love that. And in 11th season, time to move on, I think. This group needs repair, maybe a rebuild.

I signed CB McCabe last year on a risk-free deal, and he's good enough to consider extending now as a build-around guy. Seriously, nobody else in this gposition group is worth much... so this could easily be a "sign a chem leader and two veterans, and draft three more guys" situation here.

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Forbes, Ike 666 LS 4 18 18 --- Kadela, Keith 442 LS 2 1 1 ---

okay

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Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 38 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 38 Salary Cap: $794,500,000 Cap Room: $355,480,000 Maximum for New Player: $323,790,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $39,350,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $204,540,000

We have a lot of cap space. From the ho-hum above... we are going to need it.
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That was, very easily, the least inspiring roster rundown I have typed up in any career thread here, ever.
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