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Old 04-10-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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FOF8: Shelter In Place

No hook. Fewer puns than usual? I'm just going to try to play some seasons and mess around with a few things. I'm really, really hoping to not get bogged down with screenshots, but there's something helpful about posting season summary info and rosters in one place.

I don't know what exactly this will be, but I'm gonna play a little and we'll see how it grows. Ideally, we roll this thing like a stratonascar thread and I actually work my way through a couple decades of random results.

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Old 04-10-2020, 12:04 PM   #2
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Martinez, Craig 117 QB 6 81 81 1 yr. Alley, Jameson 103 QB 2 23 42 --- Blackburn, Trevor 248 RB 8 56 56 2 yrs. Bennett, Malachi 221 RB 5 48 48 --- Emerson, Mack 243 RB 3 38 42 2 yrs. McWilliams, George 345 FB 12 37 37 1 yr. Murray, Dustin 486 TE 3 39 43 2 yrs. Cortez, Noah 484 TE 2 17 39 --- Stargell, Damian 487 TE 2 27 38 --- Bergmann, Devon 485 TE 12 33 33 1 yr. Grylicki, J.T. 449 TE 2 18 33 --- Boyer, J.B. 515 FL 4 32 32 1 yr. Hudgins, Ricky 512 FL 13 25 25 --- Neumeyer, Darrell 513 SE 2 57 63 3 yrs. Ackerman, Isaiah 589 SE 4 46 51 1 yr. Kemper, Carl 583 SE 10 45 45 --- Marks, B.J. 514 SE 11 30 30 2 yrs. Wuagneux, Aidan 658 C 2 47 68 3 yrs. Quinn, Brian 650 C 8 42 42 1 yr. Shepard, Douglas 769 LG 7 70 70 3 yrs. Minnich, Vince 772 LG 4 53 53 1 yr. Webb, Blake 761 LG 2 21 39 3 yrs. Walsh, Jeremy 876 LT 5 30 36 --- Landry, Thurman 865 LT 13 35 35 1 yr. Harper, Vincent 863 RT 10 36 36 2 yrs. Jefferson, Landon 907 P 3 58 58 4 yrs. Gay, Matt 1019K 16 23 23 --- Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 2 73 76 3 yrs. Ciervo, Marshall 1171LDE 4 44 44 1 yr. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE 4 78 78 1 yr. Tanner, Roderick 1174RDE 2 20 33 --- Washington, Ike 1298LDT 9 53 53 1 yr. Upshaw, Van 1295LDT 6 47 47 2 yrs. Meche, Rodney 1291RDT 3 48 48 2 yrs. Lercius, Leon 1273NT 2 39 54 3 yrs. Allen, Kent 1352WILB 2 23 48 --- Ogden, Eddie 1399MLB 5 57 57 --- McCleary, Dwayne 1394MLB 12 37 37 --- Warren, Alexander 1496SLB 5 63 63 --- Auerbach, Quentin 1441SLB 5 34 34 --- Benson, Aidan 1454WLB 3 78 78 2 yrs. Armstrong, Junior 1542LCB 4 58 58 1 yr. Branham, Chuck 1544LCB 2 38 38 3 yrs. Roth, Richard 1533RCB 6 38 38 2 yrs. Wenger, Gerald 1539RCB 2 21 35 3 yrs. Tadlock, Tyler 1640SS 5 36 36 --- Upshaw, Terrell 1634SS 11 30 30 1 yr. Rodriguez, Bennett 1623SS 5 29 29 --- Foudray, J.C. 1630FS 3 47 47 2 yrs. Rice, Kai 1646FS 3 11 11 2 yrs. Carr, Austin 651 LS 2 12 12 --- $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 33 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 33 Salary Cap: $255,000,000 Cap Room: $116,560,000 Maximum for New Player: $100,740,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $1,920,000

We're picking up in 2034 after a 15 year auto-history. I'm playing in the IHOF universe as the Hanalei Dragons, a franchise near and dear to my heart that I've still failed to really drag over the line to success in MP play over the years. The version of the franchise in this 15 year universe has never made the playoffs, so we've got some laid back island expectations already firmly established.

I haven't played much SP in a good while, but I generally try to approximate the challenge/discipline of house rules by dropping a pretty substantial cap hit onto things. I don't think I've tried 50% before, but we'll give it a go here. If it doesn't work, we'll adjust. I'll sign a longsnapper in FA1-2 for a contract worth half the cap to make things logistically easy and play from there.

We're already over our $127.5m limit with 33 players as we roll into FA1. A good portion of that is the 81/81 QB we just put the franchise tag on. He's an obvious stud and the second highest scout rating QB in the game at the moment. Setting aside whether it would be interesting or fun to allocate a bunch of resources toward a stud QB with our limitations... we're not going to do it with him. I'm going to see if we can add a few picks or something else interesting by trading him off and we'll start working toward a roster we have some attachment to.

We've got some young DE and LB talent as well, with three 70+ guys who will be looking to make big money very shortly. I'll probably sit tight with those guys for now, but we might need to trade one of them to help kick things off as well.

Overall, we stunk last year even with these guys. We've got the 4th pick in the draft and we're definitely going to stink again when we trade this 81/81 QB.
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:16 PM   #3
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We're able to trade QB Martinez to Tucker for their 2+3+4+5 picks, which feels pretty shameful for the 2nd best QB in the game in his 6th year. But hey, good for the challenge I guess. Also good for the challenge... this 50% cap reduction foolishness we've set ourselves onto. We did what we had to but this feels like it's going to be difficult. We'll see as it goes, but we really can't afford to do much of anything. Some of the trimming we're doing now is going to hurt us this year and next with lost cap room as well. I guess it will get marginally easier when we've got some of that space in the future.

We bring in QB Caiden Logan (31/39) in this period to compete with holdover backup QB Talley. Neither look like solutions but they sign cheap.

Draft

We probably should just trade down or out for cap reasons (awesome), but we're dumb and really like a CB that's staring at us at 1.4. We ultimately take a weird trade for a 2+3+4+1st next year from Augusta. I'm sure we left some meat on the bone for some kind of all out trade against the AI's bad pick value logic, but we're just DOING THINGS. And the cap reduction has me shook.

2.3 LB Devan Henry
2.5 DT Jace Wolcott
2.7 FS Ted Matthews

Our first pick of this career is a DE-weight LB with big potential. We're gonna be thin at LB this year, and everywhere soon enough, so I like this one. DT Wolcott should be able to help immediately, and FS Matthews is a 211 lb guy who can hopefully shed some weight for a CB move.

We fill out with a bunch of other picks, including a hopefully complete stud punter (who will get plenty of work). We'll see how they hit the roster and what our team looks like when he get through to camp. Probably a bit more detail when we look at position groups then.

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Pick #35 Hanalei OLB Devan Henry Pick #37 Hanalei DT Jace Wolcott Pick #39 Hanalei S Ted Matthews Pick #66 Hanalei P Edwin Buchanan Pick #68 Hanalei TE Michael McWilliams Pick #70 Hanalei DE Edward Rodgers Pick #99 Hanalei FB Nathan Glenn Pick #101 Hanalei RB Rufus Curtis Pick #103 Hanalei OLB Heath Ferguson Pick #132 Hanalei T George Ellison Pick #134 Hanalei QB Francisco Bowles Pick #165 Hanalei CB Shane Owens Pick #196 Hanalei S Louis Murray
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Old 04-10-2020, 03:01 PM   #4
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DE Arnie Blackledge (78/78) is one of our holdover defensive studs. He's going into his last year at a criminally underpaid $1.6m. So he's holding out.

We do have $33m to spend and 34 guys under contract. We could possibly extend him. I value DEs quite a bit, but they're also a spot we seem to be able to spin decent options for pretty cheaply. I think we're likely going to be able to replace those spots with 3-5th round LB types with specialized skillsets in our 4-3 defense. It'll be a nice annoyance to keep this guy around as a nod to our general competitiveness this year and then have him hold out for the duration though.

We fill out with a bunch of UDFAs. And we still have about $20m in space with a legal roster at the end of it. There really isn't a difference-making upgrade piece out there in the last stages of FA2. I think this is likely where we'll be signing any veteran FAs in future years. Just don't really see that piece this year.

We go ahead and do something likely a little stupid... sign DE Blackledge to a 5yr/$75m flat extension. It's a $15m/yr deal. That's a very large portion of our cap, but we've got the surplus this year and hopefully we'll be able to work our way around it in the future.

We already did this one, but my guess is we're likely playing him out through the year in a non-holdout scenario and then franchising him. That could be something that pops up in this career in the future.
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Old 04-10-2020, 05:07 PM   #5
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We have a weird situation where our 3rd year stud LB Aidan Benson (78/78) has almost no chance of resigning with us in two years. He also weighs 275 lbs and can only bulk up. We're looking at a move to bulk him up with an eye toward... playing him at DT for the next two years. He was a 1.6 pick a few years ago, and he's already asking for insane money on any kind of extension ($25-30m/yr). That might be good insight again into what does and doesn't make sense for us from a drafting perspective. We might never be able to extend one of those top pick types. The bulk up and DT move is probably just a bizarre curiosity. But I'm curious.

Ultimately, not curious enough. Glad I typed my way through that. We'll leave him at LB and probably a lot of MLB. He's one of the best linebackers in this universe. I probably shouldn't cut his legs off or something just for sport. Maybe next year...

Here's our squad after the pre-season.

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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Logan, Caiden 111 QB QB 5 33 36 3 yrs. Alley, Jameson 103 QB 2 28 45 2 yrs. ##Bowles, Francisco 106 QB 1 15 37 4 yrs. ##Pyatt, Marlon 108 QB 1 19 50 2 yrs. Bates, Archie 243 RB 1 39 47 2 yrs. Curtis, Rufus 221 RB RB 1 35 45 4 yrs. Glenn, Nathan 324 FB FB 1 38 63 4 yrs. Woodson, Wendell 488 TE 9 30 30 3 yrs. Murray, Dustin 486 TE 3 40 40 2 yrs. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE TE 1 36 55 4 yrs. Jacobs, Lester 518 FL 1 22 42 2 yrs. Blanchard, Cooper 515 FL FL 1 23 36 2 yrs. Ackerman, Isaiah 589 SE 4 50 52 3 yrs. Neumeyer, Darrell 513 SE SE 2 63 63 3 yrs. Boyd, Amos 510 SE 1 32 46 2 yrs. Wuagneux, Aidan 658 C C 2 54 68 3 yrs. Shepard, Douglas 769 LG LG 7 69 69 3 yrs. Minnich, Vince 772 LG 4 51 51 1 yr. Houston, Denzel 778 RG RG 1 14 52 2 yrs. Ellison, George 860 LT LT 1 29 52 4 yrs. Harper, Vincent 863 RT 10 27 27 2 yrs. Girling, Keith 873 RT RT 1 24 47 2 yrs. Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 1 68 71 4 yrs. Winters, Pat 1016K 1 54 54 2 yrs. Boone, Salvador 1170LDE RDE 2 77 77 4 yrs. Carlisle, Ruben 1194LDE 1 22 44 2 yrs. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE LDE 4 78 78 5 yrs. Rodgers, Edward 1197RDE 1 34 64 4 yrs. Washington, Ike 1298LDT 9 46 46 1 yr. Southern, Joe 1293LDT 1 22 51 2 yrs. Buckley, Jeremy 1277LDT 1 28 48 2 yrs. Meche, Rodney 1291RDT LDT 3 47 47 2 yrs. Wolcott, Jace 1271NT RDT 1 46 72 4 yrs. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB MLB 1 37 60 4 yrs. Benson, Aidan 1454WLB SLB 3 80 80 2 yrs. Flory, Otis 1453WLB 1 25 28 2 yrs. McCormick, Rico 1492WLB 1 29 48 2 yrs. Henry, Devan 1459WLB WLB 1 44 73 4 yrs. Armstrong, Junior 1542LCB LCB 4 58 58 1 yr. Branham, Chuck 1544LCB 2 37 37 3 yrs. Owens, Shane 1538LCB RCB 1 38 54 4 yrs. Roth, Richard 1533RCB 6 37 37 2 yrs. Upshaw, Terrell 1634SS 11 22 22 1 yr. Matthews, Ted 1637SS SS 1 43 73 4 yrs. Krelovich, Marcus 1622SS 1 17 45 2 yrs. Foudray, J.C. 1630FS FS 3 46 46 2 yrs. ##Welch, Marc 1631FS 1 28 47 2 yrs. Murray, Louis 1628FS 1 26 54 4 yrs. Carr, Austin 651 LS 2 12 12 1 yr. $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 49 Inactive: 3 On Active Roster: 46 Salary Cap: $255,000,000 Cap Room: $6,820,000 Maximum for New Player: $6,820,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $12,290,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $9,210,000 Cap Room Required Next Year: $115,040,000

We have quite a bit of talent, but the QB spot is a killer. We're going to try to run the ball a lot. Too much youth and an offense that's probably going to murder us. We'll look to optimize or mess more with gameplanning in future years. Ready to sim through and get on with this one though.
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Old 04-10-2020, 05:24 PM   #6
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Front Office Football Eight 2034 Summary for Hanalei Dragons Year 2034 Record 5-11 Winning Pct. .312 All-Time 88-167-1 Winning Pct. .345 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 0 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Devin McCourty Record 5-11 Winning Pct. .312 Off. Coord. B. Baker Def. Coord. C. Burke Asst. Coach D. Kilgore Stren. Coord. K. Ellison Hanalei Dragons Team Rank Rushes per Game 25.8 18 Rushing Yards 88.2 31 Yards Per Carry 3.42 32 Pass Attempts 31.3 32 Completions 20.1 26 Completion Pct. 64.1 6 Passing Yards 192.6 30 Yards Per Attempt 6.15 19 Yards Per Catch 9.60 30 Total Yardage Gained 265.8 32 3rd Down Conversions 30.5 26 Points Per Game 15.8 30 Pass Rush Pct. 18.5 24 Pass Defense Pct. 55.6 13 Turnovers 19 10 (T) Turnover Margin +1 15 (T) Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 28.1 26 Rushing Yards 123.7 27 Yards Per Carry 4.40 22 Pass Attempts 36.7 19 (T) Completions 22.3 21 (T) Completion Pct. 60.8 23 Passing Yards 249.6 27 Yards Per Attempt 6.80 27 Yards Per Catch 11.18 28 Total Yardage Gained 362.8 30 3rd Down Conversions 41.5 32 Points Per Game 21.8 24 Pass Rush Pct. 20.1 17 Pass Defense Pct. 47.8 11 (T) Turnovers 20 18 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 30 at FBK 10 2 14 at MAA 20 3 10 at CHE 12 4 18 at TEX 34 5 24 CDO 19 6 19 MOO 8 8 7 FBK 25 9 20 at OBX 25 10 15 CPC 29 11 3 at OAK 26 12 16 at BOR 41 13 8 IOW 34 14 3 GOT 23 15 13 OAK 6 16 30 PAR 6 17 23 at CDO 30 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 11 C. Logan QB 432 287 2761 6.39 13 7 87.3 3 J. Alley QB 69 34 321 4.65 2 2 60.1 **Team --- 501 321 3082 6.15 15 9 83.6 $$Opp --- 587 357 3993 6.80 16 14 80.2 Front Office Football Eight Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 21 R. Curtis RB 275 921 3.35 4 2 43 A. Bates RB 105 370 3.52 2 0 **Team --- 413 1411 3.42 6 21 $$Opp --- 450 1979 4.40 12 13 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 13 D. Neumeyer WR 120 68 998 14.68 8.32 10 2 21 R. Curtis RB 87 60 405 6.75 4.66 3 6 15 C. Blanchard WR 84 54 589 10.91 7.01 5 2 89 I. Ackerman WR 63 38 368 9.68 5.84 4 3 43 A. Bates RB 45 33 185 5.61 4.11 0 1 86 D. Murray TE 34 21 141 6.71 4.15 2 0 88 W. Woodson TE 22 16 128 8.00 5.82 2 1 24 N. Glenn FB 24 16 141 8.81 5.88 2 0 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 54 A. Benson OLB 125 42 0.0 0 4 14 75.4 59 D. Henry OLB 83 33 3.0 5 0 13 78.4 42 J. Armstrong CB 78 23 0.0 0 0 17 76.6 37 T. Matthews S 78 20 0.0 0 1 7 77.2 55 H. Ferguson ILB 70 24 0.0 0 2 8 77.2 30 J. Foudray S 64 25 0.0 0 4 10 83.3 75 A. Blackledge DE 56 17 14.5 34 0 1 81.4 70 S. Boone DE 49 12 7.5 14 0 0 82.3 98 I. Washington DT 30 10 2.5 6 0 1 82.7 38 S. Owens CB 30 13 0.0 0 1 3 79.5 44 C. Branham CB 29 11 0.0 0 1 3 77.9 71 J. Wolcott DT 28 20 0.0 5 0 1 82.2 91 R. Meche DT 23 12 0.5 6 0 0 82.2 33 R. Roth CB 16 6 0.0 0 1 1 78.7
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Old 04-10-2020, 05:32 PM   #7
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I think that's what we should have expected. The QB play looks a little more solid than it was, with a crazy number of sacks taken hiding in there. And we threw less than anyone.

RB Rufus Curtis, a 4th rounder who really doesn't have much all that interesting about him at this point, won OROY through sheer virtue of workload and being a rookie.

DE Blackledge rewarded our extension with a 1st Team DE season.

We had stretches of interesting play. The defense might have actually been very good if there was an offense on the other side keeping things interesting.

I think something like this will be part of the formula though. We'll likely run the ball quite a bit, cycling through RBs every few years. We need something better resembling an offense and probably a QB too. Maybe we look to see what $7-10m does for us there this offseason.
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:26 PM   #8
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Pyatt, Marlon 108 QB 2 19 50 1 yr. Alley, Jameson 103 QB 3 29 45 1 yr. Bowles, Francisco 106 QB 2 15 37 3 yrs. Logan, Caiden 111 QB 6 36 36 2 yrs. Bates, Archie 243 RB 2 42 47 1 yr. Curtis, Rufus 221 RB 2 39 45 3 yrs. Glenn, Nathan 324 FB 2 46 63 3 yrs. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE 2 42 54 3 yrs. Murray, Dustin 486 TE 4 41 41 1 yr. Woodson, Wendell 488 TE 10 30 30 2 yrs. Ackerman, Isaiah 589 FL 5 49 52 2 yrs. Jacobs, Lester 518 FL 2 22 42 1 yr. Blanchard, Cooper 515 FL 2 27 36 1 yr. Neumeyer, Darrell 513 SE 3 66 66 2 yrs. Boyd, Amos 510 SE 2 32 46 1 yr. Wuagneux, Aidan 658 C 3 60 68 2 yrs. Shepard, Douglas 769 LG 8 69 69 2 yrs. Minnich, Vince 772 LG 5 51 51 --- Houston, Denzel 778 RG 2 14 52 1 yr. Ellison, George 860 LT 2 30 52 3 yrs. Girling, Keith 873 RT 2 24 47 1 yr. Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 2 71 76 3 yrs. Winters, Pat 1016K 2 55 55 1 yr. Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 3 77 77 3 yrs. Carlisle, Ruben 1194LDE 2 22 44 1 yr. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE 5 78 78 4 yrs. Rodgers, Edward 1197RDE 2 34 64 3 yrs. Southern, Joe 1293LDT 2 22 51 1 yr. Buckley, Jeremy 1277LDT 2 28 48 1 yr. Washington, Ike 1298LDT 10 46 46 --- Wolcott, Jace 1271RDT 2 52 72 3 yrs. Meche, Rodney 1291RDT 4 47 47 1 yr. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB 2 46 60 3 yrs. Benson, Aidan 1454WLB 4 80 80 1 yr. Henry, Devan 1459WLB 2 64 73 3 yrs. McCormick, Rico 1492WLB 2 30 48 1 yr. Flory, Otis 1453WLB 2 26 28 1 yr. Owens, Shane 1538LCB 2 43 54 3 yrs. Branham, Chuck 1544LCB 3 37 37 2 yrs. Roth, Richard 1533RCB 7 37 37 1 yr. Matthews, Ted 1637SS 2 47 73 3 yrs. Krelovich, Marcus 1622SS 2 17 45 1 yr. Upshaw, Terrell 1634SS 12 22 22 --- Murray, Louis 1628FS 2 26 54 3 yrs. Welch, Marc 1631FS 2 28 47 1 yr. Foudray, J.C. 1630FS 4 46 46 1 yr. Carr, Austin 651 LS 3 12 12 --- $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 43 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 43 Salary Cap: $259,400,000 Cap Room: $146,920,000 Maximum for New Player: $125,870,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $9,830,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $80,340,000

We head into this offseason with the 3rd and 13th picks in the coming draft. And then a usual cohort after that. I'm not really looking to make a million picks a draft in this thing, just for my own sanity really. We've got talent on the roster. We lost our best CB from last year, who doesn't even show on the roster screen here because I franchised him, shopped him, and got no interest for some kind of lame late pick trade. So we released him before printing the roster screen. It's a spot of some concern.

SS Ted Matthews couldn't trim weight last summer from his drafted 211 lbs, so we just played him at SS. He's got everything but a zone bar and I think he played well. It's a tough spot to judge, but I think we could just leave him there and let him do his thing. I also think he's got a lot of good looking CB attributes, I'm just not quite comfortable he can play there at that weight.

We were able to sneak an extension onto DE Salvador Boone at the end of TC last year as well. He was going into his 2nd season and we basically got an extra year of control by agreeing to pay him $7m/yr during his rookie deal instead of $3m/yr. I think that was smart. He's a 77/77 guy and we've got high quality DEs at both spots with some solid depth behind them.

We've got LBs. We're in the last year of WLB/MLB Benson though, so maybe we do our DT thing just to be weird. I do feel better about the crew we'd roll out now that they're not all rookies. And I'll almost definitely chase down a few more LBs in the draft. (Note to self: just run a 3-4 one time and stop fighting it.)

Aside from some kind of real QB, we need OL help too. I'm worried it could be a real problem for us in this career because it's a tough spot to churn. Some really talented OLinemen are really undeveloped in the draft, and they take forever to fill out. We aren't going to have that luxury I don't think. We'll either have to eliminate those guys from our sights or patch things together differently. It seems reasonably clear that the positional focus of your coaches works something like mentoring. Our OC Budda Baker has a QB focus, and even our rookies who didn't play last year have taken steps forward. Maybe we try to work some wacky angle and load up on OL coaches?

However we do it, we need better OL play. We might even need dominant OL play to run this career with gimp QBs and the bullshit offenses they can execute. Stud O-Linemen are potential targets if we decide to use our two 1st rounders. I'm even open to trading them for developed players if that's what makes sense. It's reasonably clear to me that 50% cap is going to be challenge. I'll play all out in other ways until it's obvious I shouldn't.

We have some decent WR talent, with two more years of Neumeyer (66/66) and Ackerman (49/49). I'm tempted to dust off some tzach shit and just chuck it around, but I think we'll just go from inept to interceptions.

I don't really want to just draft a QB. We'll see what's there though.
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Old 04-10-2020, 09:39 PM   #9
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Working through the FA options for our QB issues and old friend Craig Martinez is there at 77/77. He only wants $40m/yr. There's an obvious stud in the draft class and we could trade from 1.3 to 1.1 to take him. There are some other draft options that look intriguing...

We settle on going cheap. And we're going to push hard to bring in a 36/39 guy in his 7th year. I know... didn't we just do that? Yes. Are we doing it again? Yes. Is that incredibly stupid? Not so fast.

QB Buddy Weber has a 96 Sense Rush bar and a big scramble bar. (And, um, a big screen passing bar?) He's a former 5th round pick who has never been given the chance to start. Why is he still here? It's destiny. (He's asking for $1.5m/yr.)

We'll probably try to draft someone as well, but I'm hoping we get Weber who is also a mentor. I don't know exactly how we wouldn't get him, but we'll see what happens. And we'll likely release last year's starter, Caiden Logan, to "make room."

I honestly don't think we're in a place where we can pursue anything else. We're at 43 players, which is nice, but we can't sign all our draft picks and stay under our cap at the end of this. I think we're looking at signing Weber, trying to trim some roster pieces, and heading to the draft. We can look at some lower level fillers in FA2 if we have some wiggle room.
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Old 04-11-2020, 02:00 AM   #10
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Heh, maybe I'll get into political simulations during the shut-in period...
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:23 AM   #11
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note to self: malcpow is experimenting with running the ball...
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:54 PM   #12
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There are two top QBs who go off the board immediately. There's maybe the best safety prospect I've ever seen staring us in the face with the third pick. There's a tremendous looking guard there as well. I'm skeptical that we can actually make a top 5 pick work, or that we're not simply better served getting a good player later and still having a little space to do other things with. We decide to trade back, and we get a haul to move the 3rd pick. 2.9+2 future 1sts+another future 2nd from Chicago. We're really hoping the all-world guard gets to us at 1.13 and we can still add a major talent.

He doesn't get to us. G Anthony Fattel goes off the board at #8 to Chesapeake. We dabble with grabbing a good RB but talk ourselves into another trade. This time we just trade out completely. A 1st+2nd next year for 1.13 from North Plainfield. This feels like a slightly weaker draft and I'm not sure it makes sense to just add late round picks now that we've got a base of bodies. Eventually I think we'll have a better sense for who we are with a workable foundation of a good team. Then we can drop some of these first round talents on top and hopefully take off. These high picks are cap gobblers. Maybe it'll never be the best move for us.

So, what do we get...

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Pick #35 Hanalei ILB Seth Thomas Pick #41 Hanalei DE Isaiah Jacobs Pick #67 Hanalei RB Glenn Scott Pick #99 Hanalei CB Donnie Young Pick #131 Hanalei S Alec Sexton Pick #163 Hanalei TE Justics Rawson Pick #195 Hanalei WR Clarence West

We go LB and DE with our two 2nds. We don't address the OL at all. I think this was a bad draft to be chasing an LT, and we kind of went where the board took us. There's some good talent here. And I can talk myself into LB Thomas at the top knowing we're losing Benson at the end of the season. We didn't really solve, or start down a path toward solving, the offense though. Next year might be the year where we just have to spend big draft capital on a couple of OL guys and make some progress.

All that said, I like a few of our gets here. The CB Young and S Sexton are likely immediate starters and we got them in the 5th and 6th rounds respectively. RB Glen Scott runs outside the tackles well and should complement our current starter Curtis well. DE Isaiah Jacobs is a run stopping DT waiting to bulk up. I liked the pick at the time but we need to do a better job of accepting we can fill certain roles almost as easily a little later and not burn a high 2nd.

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Old 04-11-2020, 03:59 PM   #13
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Heh, maybe I'll get into political simulations during the shut-in period...

Gotta stay sharp..
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:59 PM   #14
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It's not going well!
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Old 04-11-2020, 05:32 PM   #15
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I'm even more frustrated/terrified with our OL situation as we get into FA2 and I'm actually looking at this team. I don't think we're that bad generally, but we're bad enough on the line to just completely sink us.

There's nothing in FA2 out there to really help us, especially at the tackle spot where we're woeful (?)... horrendous (?)... abysmal. We're really bad there. I might sign some mid 40s guards and just play them there.

I'm looking at some potential trades. We do have a million of these picks now. We end up making a bad one, two 1sts and two 2nds in this coming draft. It's most of the bounty we got for our draft day moves this year, with a future 1st from Chicago still lurking around. We end up with a 3rd year RT from Colorado who our scout sees as a 67/74 on the roster. He's a former first rounder so he's got two years left at very low $1-2m salaries when we get him. He's willing to turn those two years into a $30m/4yr deal that we have the wiggle room to execute this year.

I did some funny math eyeballing of the bonuses at the top of the draft before pulling the trigger on this one. I don't think we're ever going to sign a top 5-10 pick, especially that top 5 range. Apples to apples on four year deals, those guys are all making a good chunk more than this 4yr deal we just signed this dude to from a cap hit standpoint.

I'm talking myself into this though. We just traded an absolute haul to not be a dumpster fire on the line this coming year. The cheap extension is a nice trick to think about for the future. Especially since we are suddenly shying away from.. making draft picks. *checks temperature*

T Sean Flowers will be a key part of this thing. I don't need to keep taking 2nd round linebackers. We'll see what happens with this guy. We sprinkle in two veteran stiffs (who are better than our young stiffs) in FA2 as well. We got to camp with 55 and a little cap space. I'll do a roster look at the end of the preseason before we roll forward.
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I'm intrigued by what we'll be. The big thing we can't change is LB Benson is leaving at the end of the year. And he's really good. We'll probably look to franchise and trade him or something. The QB we signed took a little bit of a camp hit but we're rolling with him. The defense is young, but we've got some big talent there. I feel at least like our offense has a chance with some of the OL help.

Overall gut... still too many new faces and cohesion dings to be good. But we should be too talented to be as awful as we were at times last year, despite the record. That could very well lead to a more competent looking 5-11 year or something. (Woohoo!)
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Front Office Football Eight 2035 Summary for Hanalei Dragons Year 2035 Record 11-5 Winning Pct. .687 All-Time 99-172-1 Winning Pct. .365 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 1 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Devin McCourty Record 16-16 Winning Pct. .500 Off. Coord. B. Baker Def. Coord. C. Burke Asst. Coach D. Kilgore Stren. Coord. K. Ellison Hanalei Dragons Team Rank Rushes per Game 22.5 32 Rushing Yards 93.9 21 Yards Per Carry 4.18 12 Pass Attempts 39.7 2 Completions 24.8 4 Completion Pct. 62.5 10 Passing Yards 264.0 5 Yards Per Attempt 6.65 12 (T) Yards Per Catch 10.64 16 Total Yardage Gained 347.8 6 3rd Down Conversions 35.0 11 Points Per Game 28.3 1 Pass Rush Pct. 19.9 19 Pass Defense Pct. 46.5 26 Turnovers 20 9 (T) Turnover Margin -2 20 Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 25.6 10 Rushing Yards 94.8 5 Yards Per Carry 3.71 7 Pass Attempts 38.6 29 Completions 24.0 31 Completion Pct. 62.2 25 Passing Yards 257.8 31 Yards Per Attempt 6.68 24 (T) Yards Per Catch 10.74 17 Total Yardage Gained 338.4 24 3rd Down Conversions 35.2 24 Points Per Game 20.9 21 Pass Rush Pct. 17.9 6 Pass Defense Pct. 41.3 2 Turnovers 18 25 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 48 at OAK 21 2 19 at TOR 13 3 31 at MOO 27 4 42 BKN 20 5 24 at WIL 27 6 31 at FRE 10 7 27 at CDO 23 8 23 CHE 26 10 36 FBK 21 11 51 OAK 13 12 16 at HAR 13 13 28 MIN 29 14 9 ROC 31 15 26 CDO 35 16 12 NPL 3 17 30 at FBK 23 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 5 B. Weber QB 610 384 4050 6.64 34 12 92.6 **Team --- 635 397 4224 6.65 34 14 90.5 $$Opp --- 617 384 4124 6.68 19 10 85.3 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum Front Office Football Eight 42 G. Scott RB 114 390 3.42 4 3 20 R. Curtis RB 108 387 3.58 1 1 43 A. Bates RB 83 416 5.01 1 1 5 B. Weber QB 55 310 5.64 2 7 **Team --- 360 1503 4.18 8 16 $$Opp --- 409 1516 3.71 12 16 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 89 I. Ackerman WR 200 135 1595 11.81 7.98 10 5 13 D. Neumeyer WR 207 121 1261 10.42 6.09 11 12 24 C. Blanchard WR 65 40 414 10.35 6.37 7 10 86 D. Murray TE 42 28 317 11.32 7.55 0 2 42 G. Scott RB 39 27 146 5.41 3.74 2 1 81 M. McWilliams TE 33 23 333 14.48 10.09 2 1 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 54 A. Benson OLB 114 30 0.0 1 2 14 75.9 55 H. Ferguson ILB 104 24 0.0 0 2 6 71.7 37 T. Matthews S 78 34 0.0 0 3 9 81.6 38 S. Owens CB 68 28 0.0 0 1 2 74.6 59 D. Henry OLB 66 25 2.0 4 1 11 78.3 75 A. Blackledge DE 55 10 14.5 30 0 1 81.8 44 C. Branham CB 44 11 0.0 0 0 6 75.0 70 S. Boone DE 42 14 7.5 12 0 0 81.3 27 D. Young CB 41 18 0.0 0 1 7 77.4 45 A. Sexton S 40 13 0.0 0 0 4 77.0 99 I. Jacobs DT 30 21 2.5 3 0 1 81.7 71 J. Wolcott DT 29 14 2.5 7 0 1 82.1 33 R. Roth CB 18 4 0.0 0 0 3 75.9 28 L. Murray S 17 7 0.0 0 0 1 74.6

So talent plays. I spent a lot of time on playbook/gameplan stuff. We really wanted to maintain some kind of core principle of limiting turnovers and giving ourselves a chance. We did that pretty darn well, all things considered. And we were able to do it without doing what we did last year by just running the ball constantly. Somehow our really talented defense couldn't force any turnovers. :shurg:

We were 9-2 at one point and completely rolling people. QB Weber sort of came back down to earth and we started losing the turnover battle a few times down the stretch. We're also pretty clearly in need of a gameplan look on the defensive side of the ball. Those are the famous last words of basically anyone in FOF, and I'm probably better served going on an Easter hunt for the fountain of youth. But we'll look to tweak whatever we're doing or find an angle there for next year I think.

11-5 is a good for a bye. (Wut.) This feels like too much too fast, no matter what we luck into in the playoffs. But there's a lot for us to clean up. We'll sim the next round and see what happens.
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We lose 37-24 to Frederick in the divisional round at home. We turn it over 3 times and we get the version of QB Weber (24-42, 2 TDs, 2 Ints) we saw over the last four weeks of the season. No biggie. It would have been weird if we got some good bounces and a shortened run with the bye to some kind of miracle Bowl win. I'll take all the positive steps/seeming developments and go from here.
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You know it's FOF 8.3 when you see a careful QB with a 6.6 yards per attempt, and say "yeah, that's the stuff right there" lol
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Old 04-12-2020, 04:19 PM   #22
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You know it's FOF 8.3 when you see a careful QB with a 6.6 yards per attempt, and say "yeah, that's the stuff right there" lol

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Old 04-12-2020, 05:00 PM   #23
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WR Ackerman and DE Blackledge take home 1st Team honors.

QB Weber and WR Neumeyer are 2nd Team guys.

We went from a terrible offense to arguably the league's best offense. I think that's a collection of factors. The QB change was important. Weber was an absolute stud for awhile there, and we shaved basically a sack per game from our total last year. There were some fumbling issues that stacked on top of the sacks last year too.

The trade for OT Sean Flowers was clearly a genius move... (just go with it)

Probably most importantly, we ran a completely different sort of offense, throwing the ball a ton to our two most competent and tenured offensive skill guys. Both WRs are due to depart after next season, which we're not going to be able to handle. We'll see which guy stays depending on demands when we roll things over. I guess it's a happy problem, but we may have screwed ourselves by being really good this year. When your QB/WR/WR all end up on the awards lists, I'm worried it will get pretty tough to avoid holdouts, monster contract asks, and other crap.
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:31 PM   #24
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We're at 35 under contract with Benson franchised. We've got 7 draft picks coming. We've got minimal wiggle (~$4m) after the picks, but enough to get to a legal roster I think. Benson wants $27m/yr to extend, but we've got him for $17m under the tag this year. There's a path here where we just keep him and maybe slide out or back with the picks to give us just enough space to bring a few RFAs back with other filler.

WR Neumeyer wants basically $17m/yr. WR Ackerman wants closer to $12m/yr. Both basically require us to move on from Benson right now to have the space to do an extension this year. We can also ride it out and tag one of these guys next offseason.

We're picking 1.27, so that's a pretty enormous change. The picks we traded ended up being 1.20, 1.25, 2.20, and 2.25. I'd say that's as good as we could have hoped really.

We definitely have the depth at that LB spot to move on from Benson. I've been playing LBs Henry and Thomas in some situational DE pass rushing roles as well, but I don't think we're too exposed by losing Benson. I think I'm hesitating here only because it hurts to move on from the BIG BARS sexiness of having this guy on the field for us 1000 times a season.

Keeping him screws us from holding onto some pretty good guys we snagged who are RFAs now as well. So it's all around stupid. (I'll keep mulling it over.) I am very tempted to middle finger those receivers and find some way down a path of burning more high picks on defensive players. Linebacker U baby.

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Old 04-13-2020, 01:09 AM   #25
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FA1/Draft

We can't really afford to do anything in FA. We spend some time sizing up the draft class and I'm generally glad we don't have a lot riding on getting value from this group. There are always players, but there isn't some depth of standout fits that make me wish we had three 1sts and three 2nds. (I'll stop talking about that trade in a few seasons.)

I'm still waffling on Benson. There's some temptation to more or less run this group back. I wish there was a QB in waiting we could take in this class. There's no one that makes sense. Our RFA QB Marlon Pyatt is probably the most sensible candidate of a weak pool, and I just think he'd likely leave us back in the sack-taking place we were a year ago. He has been progressing though.

I'm a little pissed at some of our RFAs too. WR Cooper Blanchard got 16 starts as our slot receiver last year and he thinks he's something special as a 36/36 guy. He caught 10 TDs and we like him, but $3m+ per year would make him our 7th highest paid player. Show some respect man. I guess we'll try to sign him in FA2 if the numbers come down.

The Benson trade market ends up being a late 2nd. So frustrating. The AI does drive a decent bargain on player for pick trades. Picks for picks are another story. But it's a lot tougher to do anything silly on something player focused.

We move him to Colorado for 2.25 (which is one of the picks we.. nevermind..). Ultimately there are some opportunities to extend guys like MLB Ferguson, DT Wolcott, and SS Matthews right now with two years left on their rookie deals. We can keep those guys in that $5-7m range, which seems viable. They're sneaky pretty darn good too. I don't have it all tested out or anything, but it just doesn't seem like we'll have that chance if we let them go into their walk years after this season. LB Devan Henry is as good as gone too. He's basically tracking on the Benson trajectory and asking for pretty darn big money with two years left on his rookie deal.

We're still in a pissy mood and don't really love anything at 1.27. We trade out completely for a 2nd+3rd in next year's draft. I feel like I'm trying to carve a path where I can extend those defensive guys and one of the WRs. We have two 2nd round picks, and I gave myself some "big" "important" speech about taking some offensive players because we're still really thin when it comes down to it. I seem to remember versions of this game where you could spin 2nd round picks into WR gold but those days seem to be gone. Now I can't spin shit except the best damn LB in the game for 2.25.

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We go LB out of the gate. Then we take a perfectly nice WR who looks like he'll settle into something like Ackerman/Neumeyer. A workhorse load carrier who can handle big volume productively, but he's not going to bring real separators. (That's how I talk about 1st/2nd Team All Pro guys apparently.) The Safety Kurogi looks like a good, clean convert to CB. We like the other guys. Good group in the end.
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WR Ackerman and DE Boone are holding out.

I was probably leaning slightly toward Ackerman as the one of the two guys we might be able to bring back. Boone has two years left. We snuck one of these extensions with two years left on his rookie deal onto him. Now he wants $100m/4yrs. I am noodling on that a little before we run this same extension trick on three more guys during this FA2 phase. Boone at $6m/yr is a steal for our world. We don't really have alternatives for a 76/76 DE at that price, even if he's a better run defender than pass rusher. And even if we've been eyeing him as the one guy who makes any money on this team who we could probably replace with something comparable through the draft or depth.

Bottom line, we're not doing anything new with Boone. He's a great deal on his current contract, but not a perfect fit as a player. For what he's asking, he'd need to play QB for us too.

We're able to bring WR Cooper Blanchard back for about half what he was asking as an RFA during the FA1 period. We also extend, DT Wolcott and MLB Ferguson. We go off script a little bit and extend LB Devan Henry in the same way. He wanted to jump into that $15-$17m world, but we didn't have to quite get there and we were able to cut him a little in year 1 to sneak under for this year. He's a stud and has the versatility to play DE for us if that's where the need takes us.

We're setting up to franchise one of the WRs after this year. Our late 2nd round draftee, WR Donnie Farmer, is sitting on the roster at 42/58 right now in FA2. I don't know exactly how he'll make it through the preseason, but that current number makes me more comfortable we'll have something competent in place next offseason if we had to lose both of our holdover starters.

We're not giving anything to the holdout guys. I hope they come play for us.
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Boone is still holding out as we get through to the end of the preseason. We're still generally fine. We have good depth there when we dip into the LBs playing more DE. It's annoying though. The draft class ended up looking like a deep crop of contributors. Very helpful.

We didn't end up really spending as much time as I would have liked on some kind of defensive changes. We scrapped the plan from last year and we'll see if some of the small tweaks help us get lucky.

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Front Office Football Eight 2036 Summary for Hanalei Dragons Year 2036 Record 12-4 Winning Pct. .750 All-Time 111-176-1 Winning Pct. .387 Playoffs 0-1 Playoff Visits 2 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Devin McCourty Record 28-21 Winning Pct. .571 Off. Coord. B. Baker Def. Coord. C. Burke Asst. Coach D. Kilgore Stren. Coord. K. Ellison Hanalei Dragons Team Rank Rushes per Game 22.8 29 Rushing Yards 103.3 19 Yards Per Carry 4.54 5 Pass Attempts 40.9 2 Completions 25.8 2 Completion Pct. 63.1 7 Passing Yards 271.4 4 Yards Per Attempt 6.63 11 Yards Per Catch 10.51 20 Total Yardage Gained 365.2 5 3rd Down Conversions 37.3 9 Points Per Game 28.0 1 Pass Rush Pct. 22.6 2 Pass Defense Pct. 48.9 22 Turnovers 24 23 (T) Turnover Margin +3 10 (T) Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 26.6 17 Rushing Yards 110.2 19 Yards Per Carry 4.14 15 Pass Attempts 39.4 29 (T) Completions 24.0 28 Completion Pct. 60.9 18 Passing Yards 263.9 30 Yards Per Attempt 6.69 27 Yards Per Catch 11.00 25 (T) Total Yardage Gained 362.8 30 3rd Down Conversions 39.3 29 Points Per Game 19.8 16 (T) Pass Rush Pct. 17.4 7 Pass Defense Pct. 44.0 7 Turnovers 27 4 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 26 CDO 19 2 21 TUC 24 3 34 FRE 16 4 30 at CHI 43 5 10 at KAN 27 6 13 MIN 10 7 40 at CDO 29 8 41 FBK 14 10 23 IOW 10 11 30 at OAK 23 12 33 AUG 7 13 30 at OBX 13 14 19 at SNP 28 15 39 at FBK 24 16 30 at ORL 23 17 29 OAK 6 $$WC BKN Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 5 B. Weber QB 648 409 4306 6.65 33 17 88.4 **Team --- 655 413 4342 6.63 33 17 88.2 $$Opp --- 631 384 4223 6.69 20 15 81.3 Front Office Football Eight Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 30 D. Fleming RB 251 1137 4.53 9 4 5 B. Weber QB 63 393 6.24 2 7 **Team --- 364 1653 4.54 12 18 $$Opp --- 426 1763 4.14 12 19 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 13 D. Neumeyer WR 228 137 1471 10.74 6.45 22 13 89 I. Ackerman WR 172 101 1176 11.64 6.84 10 7 12 D. Farmer WR 63 45 488 10.84 7.75 2 6 30 D. Fleming RB 49 38 267 7.03 5.45 3 2 24 C. Blanchard WR 57 33 374 11.33 6.56 3 3 87 R. Hopkins TE 34 26 250 9.62 7.35 0 1 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 55 H. Ferguson ILB 111 31 0.0 0 2 7 74.7 59 D. Henry OLB 105 32 0.0 0 4 18 81.7 37 T. Matthews S 85 43 0.0 0 3 7 80.5 27 D. Young CB 84 18 0.0 0 0 6 71.7 38 S. Owens CB 60 10 0.0 0 5 5 79.5 75 A. Blackledge DE 53 17 14.5 25 0 1 80.1 45 A. Sexton S 52 26 0.0 0 1 7 78.8 71 J. Wolcott DT 50 17 5.5 16 0 2 81.4 99 I. Jacobs DT 47 22 4.0 6 0 2 83.0 95 S. Thomas OLB 46 10 1.0 23 0 3 78.5 44 C. Branham CB 30 4 0.0 0 0 5 75.3 36 N. Kurogi CB 22 4 0.0 0 0 1 74.5 98 K. Cambini OLB 19 9 3.5 4 0 2 82.7

Hard to be upset. We miss out on a bye, but we're 12-4. We got dominated a few times, and we had a few wins with some pick-6 TDs and special teams shenanigans. It felt like we couldn't stop the pass at all at times. And we made weird defensive tweaks throughout the season trying to find something.

QB Weber kind of did it again, but it felt a lot shakier this year. We almost made a change when we were sitting at 2-3 early in the season. This was fine. It wasn't exactly a "we'll be fine when we lose our receivers this offseason" kind of performance though. There won't be any awards talk this year. He'll probably hold out next summer. We need to find another option here.

We tried to spread our targets a bit more as the season went on. Neumeyer ended up with even more than last year somehow, but I swear we tried to ease that load a tick. He's very likely to get an award. 22 drops for a guy with a 90 avoid drops rating. Kind of tells me we were pushing into familiars or weird game nerfing territory on his workload. We're likely going to need to work some more TE targets into this plan.

We host Brooklyn in the Wild Card round. Going to run that shortly.
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:45 PM   #29
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Ok, it is what it is.

We beat Brooklyn 20-13 in our place despite getting outgained.

We go play a Chicago team that beat us up early in the year and dominate possession and yardage. 447-205 on the net yards count, and we win 26-14 in their place.

We play the conference game in Chesapeake. Shootout with 800 combined yards between the teams. We do just enough and hold on to win 31-30 after getting a big 4th down stop just outside field goal range in the final minute.

We play the Bowl in the rain, and we dominate Atlanta, winning 29-7 and holding their passing game to 18-38 for 171 yards and 2 picks.

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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons 2036 Playoff Schedule Week Opponent Result Attend Weather W. Card BROOKLYN FIGHTIN' BUMS W, 20-13 56,900 Rain, 33, 8 mph. Division at Chicago Norsemen W, 26-14 85,600 Sunny, 55, 2 mph. League at Chesapeake Chitterlings W, 31-30 86,500 Sunny, 48, 8 mph. Champ. vs Atlanta Vipers W, 29-7 57,500 Rain, 68, 9 mph.

It's a pretty nifty four game run for a team I hadn't really thought that highly of. I think our underwhelming start made our strong finish feel pretty suspect. This run, admittedly, also feels pretty suspect. I'm curious to see if a couple of the tweaks we made defensively toward the end of the season carry over into good performances next year. Or we'll see if I'm chasing more smoke on that side of the ball.

I'm not completely shocked here. We've got some legit talent on this roster. A sober look probably would have said this was likely to be our best team for a few years as well, so there's nothing really weird about us winning "at this stage" or anything. We inherited some very good players. Two good WRs. Two stud DEs. Two good OL pieces I never really talk about in C Wuagneux and G Shepard. We burned through an all-world LB in Benson. Some of the nice picks we've made have been just cheap enough to line up with those guys.

It's still surprising though. Definitely feels like one of those teams that was good enough to have things go their way. Going to be a fun challenge to keep us from being bad enough that a few tough bounces cause us to embarrass ourselves next year.

WR Neumeyer, C Wuagneux, DE Blackledge, and DT Wolcott are all 2nd Team All Pros. We didn't talk much about RB Donnell Fleming when we took him or this pre-season, but we shoved almost all the workload his way early in the year. He was really good and he probably would have been OROY in a lot of seasons.

We're losing a number of guys this offseason. We're pretty committed salary-wise. But we do have some extra high round pick assets to potentially do something with.

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Old 04-13-2020, 08:00 PM   #30
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Pyatt, Marlon 108 QB 4 32 50 1 yr. Weber, Buddy 105 QB 9 33 33 1 yr. Bowles, Francisco 106 QB 4 17 27 1 yr. Fleming, Donnell 230 RB 2 62 64 3 yrs. Scott, Glenn 242 RB 3 51 55 2 yrs. Curtis, Rufus 220 RB 4 48 48 1 yr. Pearson, Andre 226 RB 2 38 43 1 yr. Glenn, Nathan 332 FB 4 64 64 1 yr. Rawson, Justics 449 TE 3 33 53 2 yrs. Hopkins, Randall 487 TE 2 30 53 3 yrs. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE 4 43 43 1 yr. Ackerman, Isaiah 589 FL 7 51 51 --- West, Clarence 583 FL 3 35 43 2 yrs. Jacobs, Lester 518 FL 4 29 40 --- Blanchard, Cooper 524 FL 4 36 36 2 yrs. Shaw, Stephen 510 FL 11 29 29 --- Neumeyer, Darrell 513 SE 5 64 64 --- Farmer, Donnie 512 SE 2 63 63 3 yrs. Megna, Lee 657 C 2 33 71 3 yrs. Wuagneux, Aidan 658 C 5 68 68 --- Measso, K.C. 656 C 2 27 53 1 yr. Shepard, Douglas 769 LG 10 60 60 2 yrs. Barker, Sam 766 LG 10 39 39 1 yr. Ellison, George 860 LT 4 49 49 1 yr. Flowers, Sean 862 RT 5 80 80 2 yrs. Girling, Keith 873 RT 4 33 43 --- Chadwick, Sean 876 RT 2 21 43 1 yr. Cavin, Pete 863 RT 7 26 26 --- Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 4 80 80 1 yr. Winters, Pat 1016K 4 62 62 1 yr. Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 5 75 75 1 yr. Schwartz, Donny 1190LDE 3 27 32 --- Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE 7 76 76 2 yrs. Rodgers, Edward 1197RDE 4 60 63 1 yr. Guymon, Lionel 1252LDT 3 32 40 --- Wolcott, Jace 1271RDT 4 74 74 3 yrs. Jacobs, Isaiah 1299RDT 3 62 62 2 yrs. Henry, Nicolas 1277RDT 2 26 53 1 yr. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB 4 59 59 4 yrs. Cambini, Kristopher 1498SLB 2 54 69 3 yrs. Thomas, Seth 1495SLB 3 64 64 2 yrs. Henry, Devan 1459WLB 4 77 77 4 yrs. McCormick, Rico 1492WLB 4 44 44 1 yr. Kurogi, Nicolas 1536LCB 2 41 55 3 yrs. Branham, Chuck 1544LCB 5 37 37 --- Young, Donnie 1527RCB 3 58 58 2 yrs. Siefried, Kenneth 1540RCB 2 34 58 3 yrs. Owens, Shane 1538RCB 4 55 55 1 yr. Matthews, Ted 1637SS 4 72 72 1 yr. Malone, J.R. 1621SS 2 23 40 1 yr. Sexton, Alec 1645FS 3 57 57 2 yrs. Nielson, Nicolas 654 LS 9 18 18 --- $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 41 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 41 Salary Cap: $269,100,000 Cap Room: $150,060,000 Maximum for New Player: $134,510,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $20,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $88,090,000

We've got 41 under contract. We should franchise one of the WRs and see if we can get a little value there. C Adrian Wuagneux (68/68) is going to walk away. We might need to look at trading DE Boone (75/75) just for a little cap space, and because he's probably replaceable, and because he sat out the first few games of the season last year being a dick.

CB Shane Owens and SS Ted Matthews are near and dear to our hearts. Those two being in their last year right now is the ripple effect of locking up LB Henry last offseason.

DE Boone and G Shepard are the two guys making money that probably can be replaced. I'm going to have to look at that. And I'm thinking WR Neumeyer will get the tag. I don't think there's a way to keep any of them, so it's just looking at the 64/64 guy as probably having a tick more value. (3rd round pick here we come?)
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:55 PM   #31
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So, forgive my bluntness. You want to try some things...

Are the key things you're fiddling with sort of invisible to us? Like, maybe, using players with certain skill sets, or whatnot? Or gameplan things?

Or, is this really just "play FOF and write it up a bit to while away the time" mode? Which is, of course, fine.

Just curious. Trying to set my expectations fairly.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:21 AM   #32
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So, forgive my bluntness. You want to try some things...

Are the key things you're fiddling with sort of invisible to us? Like, maybe, using players with certain skill sets, or whatnot? Or gameplan things?

Or, is this really just "play FOF and write it up a bit to while away the time" mode? Which is, of course, fine.

Just curious. Trying to set my expectations fairly.

Good questions. All of the above really. I wanted to sort of get into the career a tick. And I'm trying to thread some needle between capturing some of the quick picture data and not slowing down so much that I'm not even getting through seasons.

We tried really hard to do some kind of heavy running gameplan for one season. I'm not sure I learned anything other than I probably need more talent, and running-focused talent, to push that in the right direction. I see guys with the monster passing attacks pretty clearly managing their target workloads and mixing a lot of different guys through formations. Sometimes their best couple of WRs aren't even getting starts. I think we're a little light on the depth to really bite down there, but I'm watching it closely. I'm probably more dialed into the kind of target distribution I expect from exact spots in the depth chart than I've ever been because of it. Tying that to some kind of route running and endurance combo to optimize workload seems to be where that goes.

Some other things I kind of want to see play out a little. We're playing guys out of position a little on defense. We're running a couple reverses each game with an RB in a WR slot. I'm not sure these are value add yet. I think I'm probably in some kind of "play the game and try to make interesting observations" mode. I'm hoping that having a little runway of these roster snapshots and my rantings will make any trends or responses to tweaks easier to see.
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:31 AM   #33
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We get a future 4th+5th for WR Neumeyer. Sick. We also look at extending backup/young QB Pyatt and he's pissed about playing time. That kind of boxes us in. He's got one year left. If we make a change and play him this year, he's gone. So we flip him out for a guy Outer Banks took in the 5th round last year, QB Xavier Frady. He's not really anything at 9/42 right now. Kind of a nothing burger trade but at least this guy will be around for a few years.

We don't have the space to do anything in FA1, unless we liked a QB. I spent a little too much time trying to find a decent fit. A name for the future, QB Sedrick Alvarez. He was a 1.2 pick a few years back and may have taken a vol hit. The AI won't trade him but he should hit FA in a couple years with the right mix of good bars and not all around studliness that makes him useful and in our price range.

There are a few others but nothing that seems worth the contortions at the moment. It's coming though. Now probably is the time. I'm just not sure we line up.

We sim through to the draft without having really done much.

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We've got an extra first in this draft from one of those past deals. It's at 1.27 and we really like two safeties. They're both 6'4" and we might lose Ted Matthews so I just talk myself into going safety-safety with our two 1sts. They also both look like monster zone bar guys. I'm not sure it's one of the things we've been messing with or not, but our safeties in this career have been crap zone bar guys. Matthews in particular has a big overall rating and a lot of big bars, but we've tried to put him in a buzz role because of a low zone bar. My guess is safeties and their zone bars are really one of those WR and route running things. It's likely just some basic FOF math, take your vitamins stuff that there's no need to get cute with.

Then we go LB-C-G-LB to completely play to our skill-chasing non-tendencies. We'll get use out of all of these guys. If the C can take weight, we might play him at G. We may end up doing that with a couple guys. Just play some highly rated C types at G spots and try to save a little cash there. I'm definitely coming around to believing that OL play is extremely important. I'm hopeful we can luck our way to an LT at some point.
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QB Buddy Weber is holding out. CB Shane Owens too. We'll be at 53 guys when we sign our longsnapper, with about $1m to spare. We need to do something to address the fact that LB Devan Henry is apparently pissing off half the defense as a leader.

DE Boone has gone from holding out a year ago to willing to take a paycut this year. I guess a full year of missing starts will do that. We kept him out of the main early down depth spots when he came back last year. Mostly out of spite, but there's a helpful side effect now apparently. It's a legitimate question whether we want to save $3m and pay him $4m-ish/yr or save his full $7/8m-ish going forward. We also tweaked him back into the starting lineup during our playoff run last year, so maybe he's the secret sauce.

QB Weber is making $1.6m in the last year of his deal. He wants to be making $13m/yr basically. I don't think that's an unreasonable place for us to eventually get to with our QB if we want to sustain anything. I just don't really see it being with him. I think we have to cross our fingers that he ends the holdout before Week 1. We're in trouble otherwise.

We could make this work by moving on from DE Boone (75/75) and G Doug Shepard (60/60) right now. They're both moving in the wrong direction in some underlying indicators like endurance. Shepard is in his 10th season and should be willing to take a little paycut but isn't. We already lost our good C this offseason. This would thin us out quite a bit, even if it's almost an inevitable move a year from now. I think I'd do it if this felt like a "Buddy Weber" career, but it doesn't. We'll chase glory with some other mediocre QB soon enough.

I'm not even talking about CB Owens. A former 6th rounder who's been a multi-year starter and great kick returner. We might do some weird stuff to keep him after the season. He's got a little more affection-factor in his favor.

We end up extending Boone to save enough money to bring in a veteran defensive front leader. We're left with just enough to extend LB Thomas on a 4 yr deal in the $6m/yr range, who's probably going to play a big pass rushing role for us going forward.
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct $$Weber, Buddy 105 QB 9 33 33 1 yr. Bowles, Francisco 106 QB 4 18 27 1 yr. Frady, Xavier 102 QB QB 2 14 43 3 yrs. Curtis, Rufus 220 RB 4 47 47 1 yr. Scott, Glenn 242 RB 3 53 55 2 yrs. ##Pearson, Andre 226 RB 2 41 45 1 yr. Fleming, Donnell 230 RB RB 2 64 64 3 yrs. Glenn, Nathan 332 FB FB 4 64 64 4 yrs. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE 4 43 43 1 yr. Rawson, Justics 449 TE 3 37 49 2 yrs. Hopkins, Randall 487 TE TE 2 38 60 3 yrs. Jacobs, Lester 518 FL 4 33 39 1 yr. Blanchard, Cooper 524 FL 4 36 36 2 yrs. West, Clarence 583 FL FL 3 27 29 2 yrs. Farmer, Donnie 512 SE SE 2 62 62 3 yrs. ##Finley, Raymond 514 SE 1 32 46 4 yrs. Arredondo, Oscar 511 SE 1 32 53 4 yrs. Measso, K.C. 656 C 2 32 55 1 yr. Megna, Lee 657 C 2 41 65 3 yrs. Fariman, Mercury 653 C C 1 44 79 4 yrs. Barker, Sam 766 LG 10 38 38 1 yr. Shepard, Douglas 769 LG LG 10 59 59 2 yrs. Eliopoulos, Winfred 772 LG RG 1 35 61 4 yrs. Ellison, George 860 LT RT 4 50 50 1 yr. Flowers, Sean 862 RT LT 5 80 80 2 yrs. ##Girling, Keith 873 RT 4 28 33 2 yrs. Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 4 73 73 1 yr. Battle, Lukas 915 P 1 49 62 4 yrs. Winters, Pat 1016K 4 61 61 1 yr. Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 5 76 76 3 yrs. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE LDE 7 77 77 2 yrs. Rodgers, Edward 1197RDE LDT 4 63 63 1 yr. Wolcott, Jace 1271RDT 4 75 75 3 yrs. Jacobs, Isaiah 1299RDT RDT 3 66 66 2 yrs. ##Henry, Nicolas 1277RDT 2 29 52 1 yr. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB 4 59 59 4 yrs. Reynolds, Donald 1350MLB MLB 1 58 79 4 yrs. Lynch, Brody 1494SLB 7 56 56 4 yrs. Thomas, Seth 1495SLB WLB 3 65 65 4 yrs. Cambini, Kristopher 1498SLB SLB 2 70 73 3 yrs. Hughes, Calvin 1493SLB 1 34 48 4 yrs. ##McCormick, Rico 1492WLB 4 45 45 1 yr. Henry, Devan 1459WLB RDE 4 77 77 4 yrs. Kurogi, Nicolas 1536LCB RCB 2 47 54 3 yrs. $$Owens, Shane 1538RCB 4 46 46 1 yr. Young, Donnie 1527RCB 3 59 59 2 yrs. Siefried, Kenneth 1540RCB 2 40 58 3 yrs. Matthews, Ted 1637SS LCB 4 72 72 1 yr. Malone, J.R. 1621SS 2 26 42 1 yr. Bordley, Timothy 1641SS SS 1 34 79 4 yrs. Sexton, Alec 1645FS 3 57 57 2 yrs. Flannery, Sherdrick 1628FS FS 1 36 65 4 yrs. Nielson, Nicolas 654 LS 9 18 18 1 yr. $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 53 Inactive: 5 On Active Roster: 46 Salary Cap: $269,100,000 Cap Room: $70,000 Maximum for New Player: $890,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $50,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $119,230,000

QB Weber and CB Owens are both still holding out as we get to Week 1. Strap in.
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QB Weber and CB Owens are both still holding out as we get to Week 1. Strap in.
Holding out is slightly less worse than suspended, which is what the text below says.
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Front Office Football Eight 2037 Summary for Hanalei Dragons Year 2037 Record 9-7 Winning Pct. .562 All-Time 120-183-1 Winning Pct. .396 Playoffs 4-1 Playoff Visits 3 Bowl Wins 1 Head Coach Devin McCourty Record 41-28 Winning Pct. .594 Off. Coord. B. Baker Def. Coord. C. Burke Asst. Coach D. Kilgore Stren. Coord. K. Ellison Hanalei Dragons Team Rank Rushes per Game 23.4 29 Rushing Yards 91.2 26 Yards Per Carry 3.89 23 Pass Attempts 40.8 2 Completions 25.6 2 Completion Pct. 62.7 6 Passing Yards 271.2 2 Yards Per Attempt 6.65 12 Yards Per Catch 10.61 12 (T) Total Yardage Gained 351.7 8 3rd Down Conversions 32.7 20 (T) Points Per Game 22.6 10 Pass Rush Pct. 24.1 1 Pass Defense Pct. 50.9 16 (T) Turnovers 30 31 (T) Turnover Margin -10 32 Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 23.7 6 Rushing Yards 89.6 4 Yards Per Carry 3.78 8 Pass Attempts 35.6 13 (T) Completions 21.9 18 Completion Pct. 61.6 20 (T) Passing Yards 222.9 12 Yards Per Attempt 6.26 12 Yards Per Catch 10.16 9 Total Yardage Gained 292.9 3 3rd Down Conversions 29.0 3 Points Per Game 18.7 11 Pass Rush Pct. 19.6 13 (T) Pass Defense Pct. 44.6 7 Turnovers 20 22 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 7 FBK 33 2 22 at SAO 13 3 30 at CHI 31 4 9 at TEX 3 5 15 CDO 30 6 20 MOO 16 8 14 at FBK 27 9 47 at OBX 14 10 42 CPC 14 11 12 OAK 24 12 13 at HOU 20 13 29 CHE 7 14 20 ATL 10 15 30 at OAK 31 16 30 FTW 10 17 22 at CDO 16 $$WC at CDO Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 5 B. Weber QB 603 381 4139 6.86 27 14 88.6 2 X. Frady QB 49 28 200 4.08 1 3 48.0 **Team --- 652 409 4339 6.65 28 17 85.5 $$Opp --- 570 351 3567 6.26 19 12 81.8 Front Office Football Eight Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 30 D. Fleming RB 304 1058 3.48 2 2 5 B. Weber QB 43 264 6.14 5 7 **Team --- 375 1459 3.89 8 18 $$Opp --- 379 1433 3.78 8 15 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 12 D. Farmer WR 161 84 1081 12.87 6.71 10 9 83 C. West WR 105 69 650 9.42 6.19 6 5 24 C. Blanchard WR 91 61 663 10.87 7.29 3 8 11 O. Arredondo WR 82 56 584 10.43 7.12 2 0 18 L. Jacobs WR 99 55 597 10.85 6.03 5 3 87 R. Hopkins TE 48 30 363 12.10 7.56 1 2 42 G. Scott RB 27 22 95 4.32 3.52 0 1 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 50 D. Reynolds ILB 97 37 0.0 0 4 10 75.1 59 D. Henry OLB 92 29 5.0 5 0 7 77.3 37 T. Matthews S 80 30 0.0 0 0 6 75.8 36 N. Kurogi CB 50 14 0.0 0 5 11 81.4 95 S. Thomas OLB 46 25 18.5 16 0 2 80.9 75 A. Blackledge DE 42 25 14.5 25 0 3 82.8 41 T. Bordley S 41 18 0.0 0 0 3 77.9 28 S. Flannery S 37 11 0.0 0 2 4 77.6 71 J. Wolcott DT 33 13 6.0 11 0 0 82.0 70 S. Boone DE 32 11 3.5 7 0 0 81.0 99 I. Jacobs DT 28 8 0.5 5 0 0 81.7 27 D. Young CB 28 6 0.0 0 0 7 76.0 98 K. Cambini OLB 28 7 0.0 4 1 4 81.9 45 A. Sexton S 26 14 0.0 0 0 5 78.0 97 E. Rodgers DE 25 10 5.0 9 0 1 79.9 38 S. Owens CB 22 3 0.0 0 0 4 78.2 94 B. Lynch OLB 20 9 0.0 0 0 2 77.8

We go on the road to beat Colorado in Week 17 to sneak into the playoffs as a wild card team. It's our only divisional win, which is pretty strange for a playoff team. Colorado (12-4) hosts us again in the WC Round.

We're a turnover factory, losing 13 of 18 fumbles and throwing 17 picks total. The defense is actually good. The points per game is skewed by the turnovers I think. We were really good on yardage and the box scores were much more consistently sub-300 yards allowed with a few inevitable shootouts thrown in. We were really rarely holding anyone under 300 the last few years.

The pass rush was really good. "LB" Seth Thomas was basically our RDE and racked up 18.5 sacks. LDE Blackledge put up 14.5, which is starting to border on bizarre Khris Davis consistency. His last six totals... 14.5, 12.5, 14.5, 14.5, 14.5, 14.5. Four straight years and five of the last six.

We were just a lot better defensively. Definite slight experiment with playing guys in fewer formations, especially the linemen. Can't really say there's anything massively different in the total plays, but it definitely moved some starts to different guys. I made sure we had our best team in there on 3rd downs, and we were good on 3rd downs. Score one for the Captain Obvious logs.

We were playing two rookie OL. We ended up starting C Fariman and G Eliopolous because it looked like they were ready enough and we might as well get their development/cohesion moving.

We definitely tried to spread the targets around offensively. I think that was good. I'm focused on the turnovers, but it was really the fumbles that got us. And maybe that's just some bad rolls? We could probably spread the targets more. Farmer clocked 161, but he's so far and away our best guy that I'm not sure it makes sense to get away from that. He's probably getting doubled a ton but that 52.2% completion rate on our most targeted dude stands out.

We're definitely different. Will see if we can beat Colorado on the road in back to back weeks here shortly.
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:01 PM   #38
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We dominate Colorado 33-7.

We get outgained but return a fumble for a TD in the 4th to beat Kansas 20-17.

We get and Int and Fumble TD. Give up an Int and Punt Return TD. Win 37-27 at Moontown.

We get an Int TD in a low scoring, low gaining Bowl. SS Teddy Mathews, who has been playing a passable LCB all year, goes out a hero in his likely last game with 2 picks and the Bowl MVP. We win 20-3.

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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons 2037 Playoff Schedule Week Opponent Result Attend Weather W. Card at Colorado Cutthroats W, 33-7 50,700 Sunny, 53, calm Division at Kansas Creationists W, 20-17 83,300 Sunny, 36, 4 mph. League at Moontown Darksiders W, 37-27 78,400 Sunny, 21, 8 mph. Champ. vs Maassluis Merchantmen W, 20-3 67,800 Sunny, 58, 6 mph. Home Games in ALL CAPS Season Tickets Sold: 40,700 Stadium Capacity: 60,900

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Old 04-14-2020, 05:12 PM   #39
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Our playoff performances don't make a ton of sense to me the last two years. Our HC has a high motivation bar. Something weird like that? We'll turn the year over here shortly.

The pass rushers, Thomas and Blackledge, were 1st Team All Pros.

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Old 04-14-2020, 06:48 PM   #40
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Frady, Xavier 102 QB 3 17 43 2 yrs. Weber, Buddy 105 QB 10 33 33 --- Bowles, Francisco 106 QB 5 18 27 --- Fleming, Donnell 230 RB 3 64 64 2 yrs. Scott, Glenn 242 RB 4 54 55 1 yr. Curtis, Rufus 220 RB 5 47 47 --- Pearson, Andre 226 RB 3 41 45 --- Glenn, Nathan 332 FB 5 64 64 3 yrs. Hopkins, Randall 487 TE 3 51 60 2 yrs. Rawson, Justics 449 TE 4 38 49 1 yr. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE 5 43 43 --- Jacobs, Lester 518 FL 5 39 39 --- Blanchard, Cooper 524 FL 5 36 36 1 yr. West, Clarence 583 FL 4 29 29 1 yr. Farmer, Donnie 512 SE 3 62 62 2 yrs. Arredondo, Oscar 511 SE 2 37 52 3 yrs. Finley, Raymond 514 SE 2 32 45 3 yrs. Fariman, Mercury 653 C 2 46 79 3 yrs. Megna, Lee 657 C 3 41 65 2 yrs. Measso, K.C. 656 C 3 32 55 --- Eliopoulos, Winfred 772 LG 2 46 61 3 yrs. Shepard, Douglas 769 LG 11 60 60 1 yr. Barker, Sam 766 LG 11 38 38 --- Ellison, George 860 LT 5 50 50 --- Flowers, Sean 862 RT 6 80 80 1 yr. Girling, Keith 873 RT 5 28 33 1 yr. Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 5 77 77 --- Battle, Lukas 915 P 2 50 60 3 yrs. Winters, Pat 1016K 5 54 54 --- Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 6 76 76 2 yrs. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE 8 77 77 1 yr. Rodgers, Edward 1197RDE 5 63 63 --- Wolcott, Jace 1271RDT 5 75 75 2 yrs. Jacobs, Isaiah 1299RDT 4 66 66 1 yr. Henry, Nicolas 1277RDT 3 29 53 --- Reynolds, Donald 1350MLB 2 79 79 3 yrs. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB 5 59 59 3 yrs. Cambini, Kristopher 1498SLB 3 75 75 2 yrs. Thomas, Seth 1495SLB 4 65 65 3 yrs. Lynch, Brody 1494SLB 8 56 56 3 yrs. Hughes, Calvin 1493SLB 2 34 48 3 yrs. Henry, Devan 1459WLB 5 77 77 3 yrs. McCormick, Rico 1492WLB 5 45 45 --- Kurogi, Nicolas 1536LCB 3 54 54 2 yrs. Young, Donnie 1527RCB 4 59 59 1 yr. Siefried, Kenneth 1540RCB 3 42 58 2 yrs. Owens, Shane 1538RCB 5 46 46 --- Bordley, Timothy 1641SS 2 46 78 3 yrs. Matthews, Ted 1637SS 5 72 72 1 yr. Malone, J.R. 1621SS 3 27 43 --- Flannery, Sherdrick 1628FS 2 43 65 3 yrs. Sexton, Alec 1645FS 4 57 57 1 yr. Nielson, Nicolas 654 LS 10 18 18 --- $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 36 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 36 Salary Cap: $274,400,000 Cap Room: $142,030,000 Maximum for New Player: $127,920,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $78,700,000

We franchised SS Matthews. Not sure I'll be able to pull the trigger on that trade. We are definitely hoping QB Weber doesn't sign in FA1 and we have a chance to get him in FA2. He is a 33/33 guy. Magical playoff powers but still, there's a chance he can't get a job asking for $15m/yr.

Same thing with CB Owens. WE like him. He's done fun things for us. But he's a 46/46 CB.

DE Blackledge is going into his walk year. We'll have to look at that.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:51 PM   #41
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Holding out is slightly less worse than suspended, which is what the text below says.

Heh, good catch. Something tells me the in game print outputs haven't been looked at in awhile. Getting the job done well enough for us so far at least.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:13 PM   #42
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Should we move on from DE Blackledge? G Doug Shepard is still showing as a 60/60 guy. He's been our Offensive Captain for the last 4 seasons despite not being our Offensive Line Leader. He's heading into year 11 and the last year of a contract that makes him our third highest paid player. DE Blackledge has been our Defensive Captain for the last 4 years as well. And he's never been a leader. It's a different mechanism I know. We almost definitely should move on from Shepard.

We need a QB. There's not much out there. There are 3 starter quality guys in the draft class. They're the top 3 rated guys so fat chance one of them slides to 1.32. Might be time to trade up into the teens or something though if Weber signs.

There's really not much to do in FA1. SS Matthews is not asking for the sun and moon on a contract. I think we'll hold him through the draft and see how things play out. We can cut/trade if we feel good about our depth. We can keep if we end up moving other pieces to clear the way for something real. Maybe we can extend too.

Buddy Weber is not one of the six QBs that make the Grey Sheet. Disrespect. Old friend Marlon Pyatt is though. He's thrown 49 career passes and wants to sign in stage 6.

...

Weber doesn't sign..

The three draft QBs go off the board in the first six picks. So much for that.

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Pick #32 Hanalei T Shane Sawyer Pick #64 Hanalei TE Christopher Shumate Pick #84 Hanalei G Colby Shockey Pick #96 Hanalei WR Gerald Beeson Pick #107 Hanalei K Kyle Narcisse Pick #115 Hanalei DE Spencer Padilla Pick #128 Hanalei DT William Skelton Pick #138 Hanalei CB Jalen Sewell Pick #160 Hanalei QB Conrad Shelton Pick #192 Hanalei DE Theodore McKnight Pick #224 Hanalei OLB Jermaine Bernstein

We lost our LT Ellison this offseason. (He was playing RT mostly, but still.) We're lucky to get a guy who might actually be a long term LT option for us. This was a little overkill on the mid/late courtesy picks we've built up. You can get a pretty good sense for my excitement level based on where guys went relative to the kicker.
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:16 AM   #43
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Our boy Weber is asking for $3.5m/yr on a 3 year deal in FA2. Man. This might be a Buddy Weber career after all.

We have no holdouts.

We're able to extend T Sean Flowers that doesn't impact his cap this year and adds three years after this at $11m/yr. I think that makes sense for us.

We do what has to be done and cut G Shepard. We then get a little stupid and just won't quite SS Ted Matthews. He was one of our first picks in this thing. He just won the Bowl MVP. We don't have that Belichick gene y'all. This Matthews contract will be debacle next year when it jumps up to $12.5/yr. It's also very likely a ticket out of town for DE Blackledge. We're going to have some turnover.

Adding as many guys as we did in the draft doesn't make sense to do in the future. UDRs are at least on short, no/low bonus contracts. Our late picks are kind of cloggers when every dollar counts.

Being sentimental this year is definitely going to end up costing us in the future.

But the boys are back. QB Weber re-ups on a $11m/3yr deal. We're even able to get our stud punter back for peanuts in FA2.
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:18 AM   #44
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct ##Frady, Xavier 102 QB 3 21 45 2 yrs. Shelton, Conrad 109 QB 1 22 40 4 yrs. Weber, Buddy 105 QB QB 10 33 33 3 yrs. Fleming, Donnell 230 RB RB 3 64 64 2 yrs. Scott, Glenn 242 RB 4 56 56 1 yr. Pearson, Andre 226 RB 3 44 45 2 yrs. Glenn, Nathan 332 FB FB 5 64 64 3 yrs. Shumate, Christopher 480 TE 1 42 63 4 yrs. Hopkins, Randall 487 TE TE 3 57 60 2 yrs. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE 5 34 34 3 yrs. Blanchard, Cooper 524 FL 5 36 36 1 yr. ##West, Clarence 583 FL 4 28 28 1 yr. Beeson, Gerald 584 SE 1 38 70 4 yrs. Farmer, Donnie 512 SE SE 3 63 63 2 yrs. Arredondo, Oscar 511 SE 2 41 53 3 yrs. Finley, Raymond 514 SE FL 2 35 47 3 yrs. Fariman, Mercury 653 C C 2 55 78 3 yrs. Megna, Lee 657 C 3 44 65 2 yrs. Measso, K.C. 656 C 3 33 47 2 yrs. Shockey, Colby 774 LG LG 1 43 63 4 yrs. Eliopoulos, Winfred 772 LG RG 2 53 61 3 yrs. Sawyer, Shane 864 LT RT 1 38 66 4 yrs. Flowers, Sean 862 RT LT 6 80 80 4 yrs. Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 5 78 78 3 yrs. Narcisse, Kyle 1016K 1 49 63 4 yrs. Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 6 74 74 2 yrs. Padilla, Spencer 1197LDE 1 36 66 4 yrs. McKnight, Theodore 1191LDE 1 24 42 4 yrs. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE LDE 8 72 72 1 yr. Wolcott, Jace 1271RDT 5 77 77 2 yrs. Skelton, William 1279RDT LDT 1 35 68 4 yrs. Jacobs, Isaiah 1299RDT RDT 4 63 63 1 yr. Reynolds, Donald 1350MLB MLB 2 79 79 3 yrs. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB WLB 5 49 49 3 yrs. Cambini, Kristopher 1498SLB RDE 3 74 74 2 yrs. Thomas, Seth 1495SLB 4 65 65 3 yrs. Lynch, Brody 1494SLB 8 56 56 3 yrs. ##Bernstein, Jermaine 1496SLB 1 33 49 4 yrs. Hughes, Calvin 1493SLB 2 37 48 3 yrs. Henry, Devan 1459WLB SLB 5 78 78 3 yrs. Kurogi, Nicolas 1536LCB RCB 3 54 54 2 yrs. ##Sewell, Jalen 1522LCB 1 34 47 4 yrs. Young, Donnie 1527RCB LCB 4 59 59 1 yr. Siefried, Kenneth 1540RCB 3 50 58 2 yrs. Owens, Shane 1538RCB 5 47 47 2 yrs. Bordley, Timothy 1641SS SS 2 54 79 3 yrs. Matthews, Ted 1637SS 5 72 72 4 yrs. Flannery, Sherdrick 1628FS FS 2 53 69 3 yrs. Sexton, Alec 1645FS 4 57 57 1 yr. Nielson, Nicolas 654 LS 10 18 18 1 yr. $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 50 Inactive: 4 On Active Roster: 46 Salary Cap: $274,400,000 Cap Room: $880,000 Maximum for New Player: $880,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $2,340,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $40,000 Cap Room Required Next Year: $129,420,000

We're really young on the OL, but we've got no holdout shenanigans. We seem to be as good as any team we've had.
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:29 AM   #45
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Front Office Football Eight 2038 Summary for Hanalei Dragons Year 2038 Record 12-4 Winning Pct. .750 All-Time 132-187-1 Winning Pct. .414 Playoffs 8-1 Playoff Visits 4 Bowl Wins 2 Head Coach Devin McCourty Record 57-32 Winning Pct. .640 Off. Coord. B. Baker Def. Coord. C. Burke Asst. Coach D. Kilgore Stren. Coord. K. Ellison Hanalei Dragons Team Rank Rushes per Game 19.1 32 Rushing Yards 95.4 26 Yards Per Carry 5.00 2 Pass Attempts 45.4 1 Completions 27.7 1 Completion Pct. 60.9 16 Passing Yards 285.3 3 Yards Per Attempt 6.28 18 Yards Per Catch 10.30 23 Total Yardage Gained 365.9 6 3rd Down Conversions 39.6 4 Points Per Game 27.6 2 Pass Rush Pct. 19.2 23 Pass Defense Pct. 45.5 25 Turnovers 32 32 Turnover Margin -5 22 (T) Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 25.1 6 Rushing Yards 100.1 7 Yards Per Carry 3.98 9 Pass Attempts 39.0 30 (T) Completions 24.4 32 Completion Pct. 62.5 27 (T) Passing Yards 276.4 32 Yards Per Attempt 7.09 32 Yards Per Catch 11.34 32 Total Yardage Gained 360.8 32 3rd Down Conversions 33.3 9 Points Per Game 21.6 16 (T) Pass Rush Pct. 19.7 16 Pass Defense Pct. 49.3 18 Turnovers 27 4 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 27 OAK 19 2 19 MAA 14 3 20 OBX 14 4 24 BKN 30 5 20 at WIL 17 6 32 at FRE 17 7 33 CDO 23 8 34 CHE 38 10 32 at FBK 19 11 23 at OAK 20 12 27 BOR 28 13 43 at CHI 28 14 30 at GOT 27 15 35 at CDO 17 16 16 at PAR 21 17 27 FBK 13 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 5 B. Weber QB 727 443 4565 6.28 28 21 79.8 **Team --- 727 443 4565 6.28 28 21 79.8 $$Opp --- 624 390 4422 7.09 28 14 89.3 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum Front Office Football Eight 30 D. Fleming RB 244 1170 4.80 9 2 5 B. Weber QB 60 356 5.93 4 14 **Team --- 305 1526 5.00 13 23 $$Opp --- 402 1601 3.98 9 25 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 12 D. Farmer WR 224 135 1385 10.26 6.18 17 4 11 O. Arredondo WR 104 72 585 8.13 5.63 3 4 84 G. Beeson WR 132 72 903 12.54 6.84 6 8 24 C. Blanchard WR 85 35 366 10.46 4.31 3 9 14 R. Finley WR 40 32 189 5.91 4.73 1 0 80 C. Shumate TE 41 31 447 14.42 10.90 3 0 26 A. Pearson RB 28 23 197 8.57 7.04 1 1 87 R. Hopkins TE 45 22 287 13.05 6.38 1 2 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 50 D. Reynolds ILB 123 29 0.0 0 2 7 70.9 59 D. Henry OLB 117 28 0.0 0 4 13 75.1 37 T. Matthews S 91 19 0.0 0 2 17 81.3 41 T. Bordley S 75 26 0.0 0 0 9 79.0 36 N. Kurogi CB 58 14 0.0 0 2 4 74.9 75 A. Blackledge DE 39 19 11.0 21 0 0 81.8 27 D. Young CB 39 9 0.0 0 2 7 81.3 70 S. Boone DE 36 18 2.0 12 0 1 80.8 71 J. Wolcott DT 33 14 5.5 8 0 0 82.0 99 I. Jacobs DT 29 7 2.5 1 0 0 80.7 95 S. Thomas OLB 27 10 11.0 20 0 0 81.9 55 H. Ferguson ILB 26 11 0.0 0 0 0 68.0 28 S. Flannery S 22 15 0.0 0 1 7 81.3 98 K. Cambini OLB 17 5 3.5 7 0 0 81.0

Beats me really. Bye week, great. There's some horrendous shit on the card here though. I don't really know what happened to the defense. I would have bet heavily that this team would rush the passer well at least. We were so very bad against the pass this year. It's honestly about as minimal a set of core changes that you could make from one year to the next.
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:39 AM   #46
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We win in the divisional round, 34-17 against Kansas but still give up a ton of yards.

We finally get what we deserve and fall to the Chits in Chesapeake. 30-23 in a game where we allow over 500 yards.

Chesapeake beats Tucker in the Bowl in a rout, 37-6.

WR Donnie Farmer and DE Blackledge are 2nd Team All Pros.

We'll have to go back and check everything. The offense is a house of cards, and we're throwing the ball 45 times a game in a Smashmouth offense just to kind of see if we can. So I get that we're right on the edge of turning to crap there.

The defense is loaded though. I clearly screwed something up.

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Old 04-15-2020, 02:15 AM   #47
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We win in the divisional round, 34-17 against Kansas but still give up a ton of yards.


HAN is my worst nightmare even in this parallel universe!
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:52 AM   #48
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Front Office Football Eight Hanalei Dragons Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Weber, Buddy 105 QB 11 32 32 2 yrs. Frady, Xavier 102 QB 4 21 45 1 yr. Shelton, Conrad 109 QB 2 23 40 3 yrs. Scott, Glenn 242 RB 5 56 56 --- Pearson, Andre 226 RB 4 44 45 1 yr. Fleming, Donnell 230 RB 4 65 65 1 yr. Glenn, Nathan 332 FB 6 64 64 2 yrs. McWilliams, Michael 481 TE 6 34 34 2 yrs. Hopkins, Randall 487 TE 4 59 59 1 yr. Shumate, Christopher 480 TE 2 43 63 3 yrs. Blanchard, Cooper 524 FL 6 36 36 --- West, Clarence 583 FL 5 28 28 --- Farmer, Donnie 512 SE 4 63 63 1 yr. Finley, Raymond 514 SE 3 38 47 2 yrs. Arredondo, Oscar 511 SE 3 48 54 2 yrs. Beeson, Gerald 584 SE 2 52 70 3 yrs. Measso, K.C. 656 C 4 36 49 1 yr. Megna, Lee 657 C 4 47 64 1 yr. Fariman, Mercury 653 C 3 68 77 2 yrs. Eliopoulos, Winfred 772 LG 3 63 63 2 yrs. Shockey, Colby 774 LG 2 55 66 3 yrs. Sawyer, Shane 864 LT 2 50 65 3 yrs. Flowers, Sean 862 RT 7 79 79 3 yrs. Buchanan, Edwin 901 P 6 78 78 2 yrs. Narcisse, Kyle 1016K 2 58 63 3 yrs. Boone, Salvador 1170LDE 7 75 75 1 yr. Padilla, Spencer 1197LDE 2 38 66 3 yrs. McKnight, Theodore 1191LDE 2 23 42 3 yrs. Blackledge, Arnie 1175RDE 9 72 72 1 yr. Wolcott, Jace 1271RDT 6 77 77 1 yr. Jacobs, Isaiah 1299RDT 5 64 64 --- Skelton, William 1279RDT 2 40 67 3 yrs. Ferguson, Heath 1355MLB 6 49 49 2 yrs. Reynolds, Donald 1350MLB 3 79 79 2 yrs. Lynch, Brody 1494SLB 9 56 56 2 yrs. Thomas, Seth 1495SLB 5 65 65 2 yrs. Cambini, Kristopher 1498SLB 4 74 74 1 yr. Hughes, Calvin 1493SLB 3 37 48 2 yrs. Bernstein, Jermaine 1496SLB 2 33 49 3 yrs. Henry, Devan 1459WLB 6 78 78 2 yrs. Kurogi, Nicolas 1536LCB 4 54 54 1 yr. Sewell, Jalen 1522LCB 2 34 47 3 yrs. Owens, Shane 1538RCB 6 47 47 1 yr. Young, Donnie 1527RCB 5 59 59 --- Siefried, Kenneth 1540RCB 4 53 57 1 yr. Matthews, Ted 1637SS 6 72 72 3 yrs. Bordley, Timothy 1641SS 3 65 79 2 yrs. Sexton, Alec 1645FS 5 57 57 --- Flannery, Sherdrick 1628FS 3 59 69 2 yrs. Nielson, Nicolas 654 LS 11 18 18 --- $$ - player is suspended, ## - player is inactive, ** = player is injured, %% - player is on IR. Players Under Contract: 43 Inactive: 0 On Active Roster: 43 Salary Cap: $279,700,000 Cap Room: $129,880,000 Maximum for New Player: $119,970,000 Cap Room Lost (to old contracts): $40,000 Cap Room Lost Next Year (to old contracts): $0 Cap Room Required Next Year: $108,290,000

We franchised Blackledge, but I don't think there's a bizarre path to keeping him like we've executed a few times.
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:55 AM   #49
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HAN is my worst nightmare even in this parallel universe!

Sure, sure, we're giving ourselves nightmares in this one too.
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Old 04-15-2020, 10:28 AM   #50
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There are two non-stud QBs that I like a little bit in this draft. They're both affinity fits. (Yeah, I said it.) One is the 5th highest quarterback grade and the other is the 8th. We're going to get one or both of these guys. They look like just the kind of 45-rated losers we can dust up into champions with some dance and voice lessons.

Weber can mentor or something. One more year of Weber? We lost our O-Coordinator this offseason. So we're moving from a really poorly cast Smashmouth setup to the Balanced attack of our new OC Deandre Hopkins. (Correct.) I'm convinced almost anything is possible with Deandre. Strides on the O-Line will help as well.

It's a weird side effect of signing our longsnapper to the monster cap hit contract each year, but we're a perennial bottom 3 team in the staff draft. Our stadium situation also isn't that great, so profitability is pretty marginal even in these last few successful years. Hopkins is solid as an OC, with good development bars. But he's not a stud with everything you'd want.

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Pick #30 Hanalei WR Graham Pollinger Pick #62 Hanalei WR Manuel Woodcock Pick #94 Hanalei T Glen Horner Pick #126 Hanalei QB Dominic Ellis Pick #158 Hanalei CB Jerry Borders Pick #190 Hanalei DT Donald Mincy Pick #222 Hanalei WR Jamie Riley

This draft ends up feeling like an old school SP draft. We remade the receiving corps in about three minutes here. T Glen Horner is going to be good as well. Both QBs we had targeted are still there at the end of the 4th. We planned to nab both of them, but the other guy, QB Derek Sanford, goes in front of us in the 5th to Williamsburg. Sanford looks to be the more polished passer.

The guy we got, Dominic Ellis, ran a 4.48, has a big scramble bar, and looks like he'll just be fun to see what happens with in this offense. I don't see big bars in his future, but his combines and the big scramble bar jumped out. He'll either bring a completely different element to what we're doing or sink us with a million fumbles.
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