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Old 12-29-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Take Two - and this time, let's try it wothout any draft picks

One And Done, Misfit Toy Style

Not enough torture, I guess. I’m going to give this thing a second go, but without any draft picks at all. I plan/hope to take my time in building the team, pay attention to things in small detail, but I thought I’d do that the first time through and failed to, really.

No detail here on the multitude of position switches and convoluted nonsense we go through to build our training camp roster of 85 players (yes, 85) – but here we go into training camp, hoping for some good news here and there.

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Old 12-29-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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Quick note of confession - I ran my draft through once and sifted through the players left over, with an eye on who would become my affinity group leaders. That made it tons easier to try to plan for eventual chemistry. More "time saver" than cheat, but I will post here that I made this effort.

I also invested some time into preparing for training camp, and running it -- only to find that one of my major target players (LB Zack Swift, a no brainer) was somehow left behind. Faced with the prospect of playing the whole career without him, I decided instead to start over. I didn't do a new set of interviews, carried essentially the same group into and through camp, but probably benefited at least here or there from some knowledge gleaned from the first trial.

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Old 12-29-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Here’s our training camp…

Golden Hill Player Report (OND2 2008a - OND2 2008b)
Name
Pos
Team
OND2 2008a Current
OND2 2008a Future
OND2 2008b Current
OND2 2008b Future
Overall Current Change
Overall Future Change
Baker, Lamont
QB
Golden
9
29
12 (3)
30 (1)
3
1
Fulcher, Aaron
QB
Golden
5
21
7 (2)
21 (0)
2
0
Mahoney, Kurt
QB
Golden
5
26
8 (3)
28 (2)
3
2
Mirer, Herman
QB
Golden
12
27
16 (4)
28 (1)
4
1
Montgomery, Wesley
QB
Golden
3
18
5 (2)
24 (6)
2
6
Bernard, Dave
RB
Golden
15
40
15 (0)
37 (-3)
0
-3
Bush, Leland
RB
Golden
21
41
22 (1)
35 (-6)
1
-6
Fling, Jack
RB
Golden
27
46
29 (2)
43 (-3)
2
-3
Frysinger, Myron
RB
Golden
2
17
3 (1)
14 (-3)
1
-3
Gibson, Jon
RB
Golden
27
39
25 (-2)
35 (-4)
-2
-4
Greene, Jose
RB
Golden
24
28
26 (2)
30 (2)
2
2
Hoffman, Cedric
RB
Golden
29
48
30 (1)
44 (-4)
1
-4
Kight, Tyrone
RB
Golden
17
32
19 (2)
33 (1)
2
1
McDonald, Daniel
RB
Golden
17
37
18 (1)
33 (-4)
1
-4
Benfer, Emmitt
FB
Golden
18
35
20 (2)
35 (0)
2
0
Butler, Mack
FB
Golden
14
34
15 (1)
31 (-3)
1
-3
Flowers, Riddick
FB
Golden
14
34
18 (4)
33 (-1)
4
-1
Oliver, A.J.
FB
Golden
17
31
19 (2)
32 (1)
2
1
Rivera, Devin
FB
Golden
17
47
19 (2)
42 (-5)
2
-5
Waldorf, Lionel
FB
Golden
14
36
17 (3)
36 (0)
3
0
Clancy, Marty
TE
Golden
12
41
15 (3)
38 (-3)
3
-3
Reynolds, Leon
TE
Golden
17
47
20 (3)
46 (-1)
3
-1
Snee, Lorenzo
TE
Golden
23
46
25 (2)
42 (-4)
2
-4
Bauer, Butch
FL
Golden
7
30
8 (1)
26 (-4)
1
-4
Okobi, William
FL
Golden
20
54
24 (4)
48 (-6)
4
-6
Ramsey, Lawrence
FL
Golden
20
48
19 (-1)
42 (-6)
-1
-6
Rivera, Darryl
FL
Golden
13
24
14 (1)
24 (0)
1
0
Blair, Winfred
SE
Golden
16
39
19 (3)
38 (-1)
3
-1
Stevenson, Glenn
SE
Golden
15
29
18 (3)
30 (1)
3
1
Sutton, James
SE
Golden
12
40
13 (1)
33 (-7)
1
-7
Turnbull, Preston
SE
Golden
14
19
17 (3)
23 (4)
3
4
Arriaga, Allen
C
Golden
9
46
12 (3)
42 (-4)
3
-4
Crawford, Luke
C
Golden
21
35
22 (1)
36 (1)
1
1
Wolfe, Randy
C
Golden
21
41
24 (3)
42 (1)
3
1
Halama, Harvey
LG
Golden
10
29
13 (3)
32 (3)
3
3
Hanks, Lionel
LG
Golden
18
41
21 (3)
40 (-1)
3
-1
Crawford, Bucky
RG
Golden
22
37
23 (1)
36 (-1)
1
-1
Rhea, Aaron
RG
Golden
3
11
5 (2)
12 (1)
2
1
Sheldon, Jim
RG
Golden
17
40
20 (3)
40 (0)
3
0
Banks, Arnold
LT
Golden
13
37
18 (5)
38 (1)
5
1
McDaniel, Roy
LT
Golden
6
37
9 (3)
37 (0)
3
0
Perry, Mickey
LT
Golden
9
17
12 (3)
20 (3)
3
3
Melchior, Timothy
RT
Golden
19
31
20 (1)
32 (1)
1
1
Bass, Joel
K
Golden
41
64
41 (0)
58 (-6)
0
-6
Dworak, Riddick
K
Golden
16
45
15 (-1)
37 (-8)
-1
-8
Clayton, Robert
P
Golden
32
52
32 (0)
47 (-5)
0
-5
Degrange, Les
LDE
Golden
22
38
24 (2)
35 (-3)
2
-3
Dvorak, Arnie
LDE
Golden
11
29
14 (3)
29 (0)
3
0
Samuels, Winfred
LDE
Golden
8
19
9 (1)
20 (1)
1
1
Wilkins, Daniel
LDE
Golden
16
28
18 (2)
30 (2)
2
2
Brody, Darrell
NT
Golden
27
51
28 (1)
46 (-5)
1
-5
Fenno, Zach
NT
Golden
11
34
13 (2)
36 (2)
2
2
Morrison, Don
NT
Golden
21
34
22 (1)
34 (0)
1
0
Nomellini, Bucky
NT
Golden
14
26
16 (2)
28 (2)
2
2
Malcomson, Willie
RDE
Golden
26
50
28 (2)
45 (-5)
2
-5
Perry, Ike
RDE
Golden
13
28
16 (3)
30 (2)
3
2
Houston, Toby
SLB
Golden
11
38
14 (3)
37 (-1)
3
-1
Willis, Sammie
SLB
Golden
11
33
13 (2)
29 (-4)
2
-4
Coleman, Rico
SILB
Golden
17
32
20 (3)
30 (-2)
3
-2
Swift, Zack
SILB
Golden
15
28
18 (3)
32 (4)
3
4
Malchow, Gilbert
WILB
Golden
10
36
14 (4)
36 (0)
4
0
Porterfield, Howie
WILB
Golden
11
31
12 (1)
28 (-3)
1
-3
Barton, Leo
WLB
Golden
17
37
19 (2)
35 (-2)
2
-2
Campbell, Lorenzo
WLB
Golden
20
47
27 (7)
45 (-2)
7
-2
Irwin, Wade
WLB
Golden
13
24
15 (2)
24 (0)
2
0
Kimble, Kerry
WLB
Golden
9
33
11 (2)
30 (-3)
2
-3
Sudano, Vinny
WLB
Golden
12
37
14 (2)
31 (-6)
2
-6
Andersen, Kerry
LCB
Golden
25
47
27 (2)
41 (-6)
2
-6
Buchanan, Jonathan
LCB
Golden
21
47
22 (1)
40 (-7)
1
-7
Gottschalk, Korey
LCB
Golden
16
22
18 (2)
24 (2)
2
2
Martins, Johnnie
LCB
Golden
10
35
13 (3)
35 (0)
3
0
Sanderson, Mack
LCB
Golden
11
27
14 (3)
27 (0)
3
0
Bullock, R.J.
RCB
Golden
22
35
24 (2)
35 (0)
2
0
Douglas, Frank
RCB
Golden
11
39
14 (3)
34 (-5)
3
-5
Hartwell, Max
RCB
Golden
17
32
19 (2)
30 (-2)
2
-2
Newhart, Leonard
RCB
Golden
22
35
25 (3)
35 (0)
3
0
Petkovich, Donnie
RCB
Golden
17
48
18 (1)
41 (-7)
1
-7
Gomez, Trevor
SS
Golden
12
39
15 (3)
41 (2)
3
2
Inzinna, Seth
SS
Golden
24
48
26 (2)
44 (-4)
2
-4
Bernhardt, Artie
FS
Golden
11
48
12 (1)
41 (-7)
1
-7
Nichols, Terrance
FS
Golden
17
32
20 (3)
32 (0)
3
0
Weaver, Dwight
FS
Golden
18
32
19 (1)
29 (-3)
1
-3
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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Okay, we have a crop of quarterbacks who look to have a little promise, and we have a mishmash of players who will either contribute via their modest skills (here and there) or through their chemistry (profile on that coming soon). A +6 training camp is pretty good for Wesley Montgomery, and we will slot him as our #1 option and hope to see him eventually get that overall rating up north of 40 or so. His best skills (not saying much) right now are in third down passing and timing, so he might do well in a run-first offense, which I definitely expect we will be committing to.

And yes – I invested a lot into chemistry for this team – we’re going to have to have something on our side, it surely won’t be talent. So here’s the snapshot of my team’s affinity structure, as we are down to 54 players and ready for the preseason games:

Code:
Front Office Football 2007 Golden Hill Hoplites Roster, Attitude Advisory Player # Pos Start Noted Playing Time Chemistry Baker, Lamont 2 QB Content 3 Affinities with lead Montgomery, Wesley 9 QB Content 3 Affinities with lead Mirer, Herman 5 QB Content 3 Affinities with lead Mahoney, Kurt 1 QB Content Greene, Jose 20 RB Content Affinity Bush, Leland 22 RB Content Affinity McDonald, Daniel 43 RB Content Affinity Fling, Jack 44 RB Content Rivera, Devin 42 FB Content Backfield Leader Oliver, A.J. 40 FB Content Mild Affinity Snee, Lorenzo 88 TE Content Exceptional Affinity Clancy, Marty 82 TE Content Mild Affinity Reynolds, Leon 81 TE Content Rivera, Darryl 86 FL Content Receivers Leader Ramsey, Lawrence 80 FL Content Okobi, William 89 FL Content Stevenson, Glenn 83 SE Content Affinity Turnbull, Preston 15 SE Content Crawford, Luke 59 C Content Exceptional Affinity Wolfe, Randy 50 C Content Halama, Harvey 53 LG Content Hanks, Lionel 62 LG Content Crawford, Bucky 66 RG Content Mild Affinity Sheldon, Jim 73 RG Content McDaniel, Roy 79 LT Content Offensive Line Leader Banks, Arnold 68 LT Content Strong Affinity Perry, Mickey 64 LT Content Melchior, Timothy 65 RT Content Clayton, Robert 14 P Content Bass, Joel 4 K Content Samuels, Winfred 97 LDE Content Defensive Front Leader Wilkins, Daniel 74 LDE Content Exceptional Affinity Malcomson, Willie 95 RDE Content Perry, Ike 96 RDE Content Brody, Darrell 78 NT Content Affinity Nomellini, Bucky 90 NT Content Fenno, Zach 92 NT Content Swift, Zack 93 SILB Content Mild Affinity Coleman, Rico 54 SILB Content O'Neal, Emmitt 98 WILB Content Malchow, Gilbert 67 WILB Content Houston, Toby 51 SLB Content Mild Affinity Sudano, Vinny 94 WLB Content Exceptional Affinity Barton, Leo 25 WLB Content Strong Affinity Campbell, Lorenzo 91 WLB Content Buchanan, Jonathan 24 LCB Content Secondary Leader Gottschalk, Korey 34 LCB Content Exceptional Affinity Martins, Johnnie 23 LCB Content Mild Affinity Hartwell, Max 21 RCB Content Exceptional Affinity Newhart, Leonard 29 RCB Content Mild Affinity Inzinna, Seth 27 SS Content Gomez, Trevor 30 SS Content Nichols, Terrance 47 FS Content Affinity Weaver, Dwight 41 FS Content

My guiding principle was basically that a player had to show me enough in training camp that he would be a major contributor, or else he would get cut without having an affinity. I selected my position leaders pretty carefully, finding two guys on offense named Devin and Darryl Rivera, both of whom are strong leadership types, and who have been “split up” to play WR and FB for this team, being leaders at both position groups. I love that – plus, they are themselves in the same affinity group, making it fairly easy for them to mesh with my three QBs who link up with them via chemistry.

My thinking is probably to use a couple of our running backs (namely Leland Bush and converted CB Daniel McDonald as “slot back” types – and to try to use their versatility in both RB and WR positions. We are not deep at true WR, I realize, so we will need everyone we can get in the mix. I am thinking that Jose Greene, with his +2 camp and creeper ratings profile, will start out with the #1 RB job, but I have Jack Fling in the mix as a solid fallback as well.

On defense, I am going with a 3-4 front – which has really never served me very well. I just don’t have a ton of talent along the DL on this team, and think if there ever was a team that suited a 3-4, it might be this one. We will pin LB Lorenzo Campbell into a full-time pass rushing job, and will try to use a nickel package frequently to get a slightly more talented lineup out there fairly often. My gameplan will be to send out 5 DBs fairly often, but not to play the aggressive pass formations (3-deep and 4-deep zones very much). Hopefully, we have just enough skill on defense to make this…umm…passable.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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Okay – I don’t expect much from this whole career in terms of wins, much less season one. We’ll try to get through without killing anyone.

Code:
Front Office Football 2007 2008 Summary for Golden Hill Hoplites Year 2008 Record 1-15 Winning Pct. .062 All-Time 1-31 Winning Pct. .031 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 0 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Donnell Cooper Record 1-31 Winning Pct. .031 Off. Coord. J. Everson Def. Coord. K. Korr Golden Hill Hoplites Team Rank Rushes per Game 22.9 31 Rushing Yards 90.2 30 Yards Per Carry 3.93 13 Pass Attempts 32.5 16 Completions 20.5 7 (T) Completion Pct. 63.1 9 Passing Yards 165.9 32 Yards Per Attempt 5.11 32 Yards Per Catch 8.09 32 Total Yardage Gained 232.2 32 3rd Down Conversions 34.5 25 (T) Points Per Game 7.9 32 Pass Rush Pct. 13.2 32 Pass Defense Pct. 30.2 32 Turnovers 31 20 (T) Turnover Margin -16 31 (T) Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 37.5 32 Rushing Yards 160.1 32 Yards Per Carry 4.27 26 Pass Attempts 23.3 1 Completions 15.9 1 Completion Pct. 68.3 32 Passing Yards 180.0 2 Yards Per Attempt 7.74 31 Yards Per Catch 11.34 21 Total Yardage Gained 334.3 27 3rd Down Conversions 48.1 31 Points Per Game 29.7 32 Pass Rush Pct. 22.6 27 Pass Defense Pct. 50.0 10 Turnovers 15 32 Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 7 LYN 38 2 0 YNG 31 3 9 WRC 17 5 10 OLC 38 6 10 at YTS 33 7 0 WIL 28 8 0 at RAN 31 9 7 at ROO 37 10 13 SHA 21 11 10 at LYN 34 12 3 at BLR 31 13 0 at HAR 48 14 13 POR 14 15 32 YTS 31 16 9 at FTN 23 17 3 at SHA 20 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 9 W. Montgomery QB 472 306 2486 5.27 9 14 72.0 5 H. Mirer QB 48 22 169 3.52 0 2 37.6 **Team --- 520 328 2655 5.11 9 16 68.9 $$Opp --- 372 254 2880 7.74 27 4 110.9 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 20 J. Greene RB 140 616 4.40 0 3 44 J. Fling RB 128 481 3.76 0 4 9 W. Montgomery QB 52 179 3.44 0 10 22 L. Bush RB 35 129 3.69 1 2 **Team --- 367 1443 3.93 1 24 $$Opp --- 600 2562 4.27 26 23 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 89 W. Okobi WR 107 71 659 9.28 6.16 5 3 83 G. Stevenson WR 97 60 533 8.88 5.49 8 2 15 P. Turnbull WR 86 45 509 11.31 5.92 6 3 80 L. Ramsey WR 70 40 323 8.08 4.61 6 1 81 L. Reynolds TE 39 26 174 6.69 4.46 1 0 88 L. Snee TE 36 25 123 4.92 3.42 0 0 44 J. Fling RB 31 22 146 6.64 4.71 1 0 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 93 Z. Swift ILB 118 41 0.0 0 0 2 76.3 30 T. Gomez S 81 36 0.0 0 1 4 78.6 98 E. O'Neal OLB 76 19 0.5 2 0 4 70.5 91 L. Campbell OLB 62 23 9.0 13 0 1 80.2 27 S. Inzinna S 56 32 0.0 0 0 3 72.4 47 T. Nichols S 46 14 1.0 0 3 7 82.1 74 D. Wilkins DE 45 23 0.0 9 0 0 80.4 29 L. Newhart CB 45 10 0.0 0 0 5 70.8 95 W. Malcomson DE 44 21 3.0 4 0 0 81.3 54 R. Coleman ILB 41 14 1.0 0 0 0 73.2 92 Z. Fenno DT 38 19 0.5 2 0 0 82.5 34 K. Gottschalk CB 38 10 0.0 0 0 5 72.7 78 D. Brody DT 22 11 0.0 0 0 0 81.4

Stat lines for really bad teams are always a little screwy – since they are always trailing, the plays getting called on both sides get skewed. Regardless, we scratch together one mighty win on a wacky 25-0 fourth quarter (4 TDs from Montgomery!) and get out of here without suffering the indignity of the imperfect season.

Yes – I am seeing quite a number of guys who were stalwarts for us in my first time through the one and done. No shock there – we used something like 40 URFAs in that career as well. Zack Swift is a solid inside LB – in our system with a high nickel usage, he will be our only inside LB, so I expect him to put up tackles nearly as good as what I saw from him in the first career – he definitely will be our annual tackle leader, health permitting.

We’ll see some good seasons from LB Lorenzo Campbell – he played DE for me in my first OND career, but as the pass-rushing LB in our 3-4 he ought to be seeing plenty of pass rush stats.

S Travis Gomez looks like a decent creeper player, and actually played fairly well in coverage, too. We’re hoping to see him develop those modest ratings, and turn into a solid starter for us at SS. His counterpart FS Terrance Nichols looks like a potential ballhawk for us – 3 picks this year is solid, and 7 passes defensed gives us some room for optimism that he can help shut down the top receivers we face with double teams.

As for QB Montgomery – I knew this would be a building year. The 9/14 ratio isn’t awful, but our overall pass attack really was. I didn’t get the ball to RB Leland Bush as often as I had hoped/planned – only 17 targets. We will endeavor to get him out there a little more frequently, both in the RB and WR positions.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:36 PM   #6
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #7
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2009

Again, expectations are very low here – development of QB Montgomery is probably our biggest focus right now.

LB Lorenzo Campbell, clearly a product of our 3-4 system, earned DROY and First Team All Pro honors for his rookie campaign. Over time, I don’t expect us to really feature too many award winners – Campbell and LB Swift might be the two guys who have the best shot to get a few honors, especially while the team is really, really bad and there are plenty of tackles to go around. (That condition may indeed last though the entire career, I fully understand)

I decide to change staff, and bring aboard all new coach and coordinators – HC Desmond Shanabrough is great at gameplanning, but only “average” with avoiding injuries. We’ll hope for the best.

One downside of having multiple slight-creeper QBs is that I already have an “angry” guy in Lamont Baker. I will probably need to rotate guys at QB to keep them happy, which won’t be good for continuity, nor development of my #1 guy Montgomery.


Not sure how long I will post these camp report, but here’s year two:

Golden Hill Player Report (OND2 2009a - OND2 2009b)
Name
Pos
Team
OND2 2009a Current
OND2 2009a Future
OND2 2009b Current
OND2 2009b Future
Overall Current Change
Overall Future Change
Baker, Lamont
QB
Golden
12
31
15 (3)
31 (0)
3
0
Mahoney, Kurt
QB
Golden
9
28
10 (1)
29 (1)
1
1
Mirer, Herman
QB
Golden
16
28
19 (3)
29 (1)
3
1
Montgomery, Wesley
QB
Golden
7
26
9 (2)
26 (0)
2
0
Bush, Leland
RB
Golden
22
32
23 (1)
31 (-1)
1
-1
Fling, Jack
RB
Golden
30
41
33 (3)
42 (1)
3
1
Greene, Jose
RB
Golden
29
31
30 (1)
32 (1)
1
1
McDonald, Daniel
RB
Golden
17
30
19 (2)
31 (1)
2
1
Oliver, A.J.
FB
Golden
22
33
23 (1)
34 (1)
1
1
Rivera, Devin
FB
Golden
19
38
21 (2)
38 (0)
2
0
Clancy, Marty
TE
Golden
14
36
17 (3)
35 (-1)
3
-1
Reynolds, Leon
TE
Golden
27
45
31 (4)
45 (0)
4
0
Snee, Lorenzo
TE
Golden
27
39
29 (2)
39 (0)
2
0
Okobi, William
FL
Golden
30
44
34 (4)
44 (0)
4
0
Ramsey, Lawrence
FL
Golden
18
39
18 (0)
39 (0)
0
0
Rivera, Darryl
FL
Golden
15
24
16 (1)
23 (-1)
1
-1
Stevenson, Glenn
SE
Golden
23
32
25 (2)
31 (-1)
2
-1
Turnbull, Preston
SE
Golden
21
25
22 (1)
25 (0)
1
0
Crawford, Luke
C
Golden
22
36
22 (0)
36 (0)
0
0
Wolfe, Randy
C
Golden
27
43
30 (3)
42 (-1)
3
-1
Halama, Harvey
LG
Golden
17
35
20 (3)
34 (-1)
3
-1
Crawford, Bucky
RG
Golden
26
37
28 (2)
37 (0)
2
0
Sheldon, Jim
RG
Golden
22
40
25 (3)
39 (-1)
3
-1
Banks, Arnold
LT
Golden
25
38
29 (4)
38 (0)
4
0
McDaniel, Roy
LT
Golden
11
37
14 (3)
37 (0)
3
0
Perry, Mickey
LT
Golden
13
22
15 (2)
23 (1)
2
1
Melchior, Timothy
RT
Golden
20
32
22 (2)
31 (-1)
2
-1
Bass, Joel
K
Golden
48
54
50 (2)
50 (-4)
2
-4
Clayton, Robert
P
Golden
36
44
36 (0)
43 (-1)
0
-1
Samuels, Winfred
LDE
Golden
10
22
12 (2)
21 (-1)
2
-1
Wilkins, Daniel
LDE
Golden
19
32
21 (2)
32 (0)
2
0
Brody, Darrell
NT
Golden
28
43
30 (2)
43 (0)
2
0
Fenno, Zach
NT
Golden
19
38
21 (2)
38 (0)
2
0
Nomellini, Bucky
NT
Golden
16
28
18 (2)
29 (1)
2
1
Malcomson, Willie
RDE
Golden
28
42
29 (1)
41 (-1)
1
-1
Perry, Ike
RDE
Golden
17
32
20 (3)
32 (0)
3
0
Houston, Toby
SLB
Golden
15
37
17 (2)
37 (0)
2
0
Swift, Zack
SILB
Golden
23
34
26 (3)
34 (0)
3
0
Coleman, Rico
WILB
Golden
21
30
24 (3)
30 (0)
3
0
Malchow, Gilbert
WILB
Golden
14
36
17 (3)
36 (0)
3
0
Barton, Leo
WLB
Golden
19
33
22 (3)
33 (0)
3
0
Campbell, Lorenzo
WLB
Golden
31
43
34 (3)
43 (0)
3
0
Sudano, Vinny
WLB
Golden
13
28
14 (1)
28 (0)
1
0
Buchanan, Jonathan
LCB
Golden
22
35
24 (2)
35 (0)
2
0
Gottschalk, Korey
LCB
Golden
22
26
24 (2)
24 (-2)
2
-2
Martins, Johnnie
LCB
Golden
15
36
18 (3)
36 (0)
3
0
Hartwell, Max
RCB
Golden
19
30
22 (3)
30 (0)
3
0
Newhart, Leonard
RCB
Golden
29
36
31 (2)
35 (-1)
2
-1
Gomez, Trevor
SS
Golden
22
43
24 (2)
43 (0)
2
0
Inzinna, Seth
SS
Golden
26
40
28 (2)
40 (0)
2
0
Nichols, Terrance
FS
Golden
23
32
26 (3)
32 (0)
3
0
Weaver, Dwight
FS
Golden
19
27
21 (2)
27 (0)
2
0

Disappointing drop from CB Gottschalk, a guy I had really hoped would develop into a serious starter for us. Now I don’t know what to think of him.

No continued move from Montgomery, either. Hmmmm. Maybe the QB rotation won’t be so bad after all.

So, we are ready for season two. Baby steps. Two wins, maybe?
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #8
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Well, we get our first win in week 7, kicked off by a Zack Swift fumble recovery for TD, and managed by a 17-of-19 day for QB Montgomery.

After a 1-7 start, I knuckle under to Baker’s demands, and give him a start – he responds by leading us to a 34-31 win and a game-winning drive. But now Herman Mirer is “livid” about playing time, and I think I have painted myself into a real mess here.

I go to Mirer next, to try and salvage his attitude. He actually gives us a 300-yard day passing, though in a loss. But the bigger news is LB Zack Swift out for the year – but it doesn’t look like a career threatening deal, at least.

The QB carousel looks like it’s just going to be how it goes with this team. We get another decent-enough win with Mirer at the helm, but I’m not exactly convinced he is the future of the franchise. I fear that our future is getting 3 or 4 starts for each guy to keep them happy enough to re-sign.

Anyway – we get win #4 down the stretch, and so far are looking like a team that has at least a sliver of promise. Offensively we really spread things around at every single position – so the stat sheet is something of a blur.

Code:
Front Office Football 2007 2009 Summary for Golden Hill Hoplites Year 2009 Record 4-12 Winning Pct. .250 All-Time 5-43 Winning Pct. .104 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 0 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Desmond Shanabrough Record 4-12 Winning Pct. .250 Off. Coord. E. Diano Def. Coord. J. Howe Golden Hill Hoplites Team Rank Rushes per Game 24.7 29 Rushing Yards 93.8 29 Yards Per Carry 3.80 23 Pass Attempts 32.3 18 Completions 20.5 9 Completion Pct. 63.4 6 Passing Yards 185.4 27 Yards Per Attempt 5.74 28 Yards Per Catch 9.05 32 Total Yardage Gained 263.8 30 3rd Down Conversions 32.7 28 Points Per Game 14.3 31 Pass Rush Pct. 17.0 28 Pass Defense Pct. 35.7 32 Turnovers 35 26 (T) Turnover Margin -14 31 Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 34.5 31 Rushing Yards 149.6 31 Yards Per Carry 4.34 30 Pass Attempts 25.4 1 Completions 16.6 4 Completion Pct. 65.3 30 Passing Yards 206.5 13 Yards Per Attempt 8.14 32 Yards Per Catch 12.47 31 Total Yardage Gained 349.9 31 3rd Down Conversions 43.4 30 Points Per Game 27.4 32 Pass Rush Pct. 19.2 9 Pass Defense Pct. 54.2 14 Turnovers 21 29 Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 6 at YTS 24 2 6 at SWO 35 3 14 at WRC 38 4 13 at GAS 27 5 14 BAR 27 6 6 at SHA 23 7 34 YTS 28 8 14 at RYB 23 9 7 HAR 31 10 34 LYN 31 12 9 at TON 21 13 16 RAN 36 14 6 PEN 48 15 24 SHA 17 16 19 AMH 16 17 7 at LYN 14 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 9 W. Montgomery QB 248 155 1380 5.56 5 11 65.6 5 H. Mirer QB 167 118 1062 6.36 1 8 69.4 2 L. Baker QB 102 55 525 5.15 2 3 62.7 **Team --- 517 328 2967 5.74 8 22 66.2 $$Opp --- 406 265 3304 8.14 32 6 110.5 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 44 J. Fling RB 140 513 3.66 2 6 20 J. Greene RB 119 509 4.28 5 5 22 L. Bush RB 75 273 3.64 3 5 9 W. Montgomery QB 33 94 2.85 1 4 **Team --- 395 1501 3.80 12 33 $$Opp --- 552 2394 4.34 19 20 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 15 P. Turnbull WR 112 71 887 12.49 7.92 3 0 89 W. Okobi WR 95 52 473 9.10 4.98 1 1 83 G. Stevenson WR 68 36 337 9.36 4.96 3 2 86 D. Rivera WR 63 36 390 10.83 6.19 5 4 81 L. Reynolds TE 48 34 285 8.38 5.94 1 0 88 L. Snee TE 34 24 141 5.88 4.15 1 1 44 J. Fling RB 28 23 136 5.91 4.86 0 0 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 30 T. Gomez S 99 40 0.0 0 2 6 78.6 93 Z. Swift ILB 97 33 0.0 2 0 1 71.9 98 E. O'Neal OLB 72 15 3.0 1 0 2 70.1 91 L. Campbell OLB 66 25 3.0 10 0 0 78.4 24 J. Buchanan CB 55 16 0.0 0 0 3 71.3 92 Z. Fenno DT 54 30 3.0 8 0 0 82.2 47 T. Nichols S 53 13 0.0 0 2 4 74.4 29 L. Newhart CB 41 17 0.0 0 0 12 80.0 51 T. Houston OLB 38 9 1.0 0 1 2 77.4 23 J. Martins CB 36 8 0.0 1 0 3 74.1 74 D. Wilkins DE 27 16 5.0 8 0 1 82.1 54 R. Coleman ILB 25 13 0.0 0 0 1 79.1 25 L. Barton OLB 22 6 1.0 7 1 1 83.4 95 W. Malcomson DE 19 9 1.0 2 0 0 81.9 27 S. Inzinna S 18 6 0.0 0 0 0 71.6

One guy who surprised me here is WR Turnbull – he was slotted as the #2 split end all season, but ended up with slightly more pass plays and way more targets than my nominal starter, Stevenson. Turnbull certainly did a lot with his opportunities, I have to confess, so I’m not complaining -- 8 yards a target on this offense is off the charts good.

We also got good production out of WR Darryl Rivera – a guy who basically has two worthwhile ratings, getting downfield and big play receiving. He stepped into the active roster after Lawrence Ramsey got hurt, and earned himself a longer term look in the rotation.

LB Lorenzo Campbell didn’t have the huge year he did last year, but overall our pass rush moved from… hmmm… abysmal to only limp-wristed? As guys get more positional experience, this might move up a little more, we hope.

Hopefully Zack Swift is back at full capacity for us next season, and we are ready to try and build off this nice step forward. I can’t help but note that so far, my all-undrafted team is outperforming the team that actually had an overstocked class of rookie players, including four picks in the top half of round one. **shurg**
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:02 PM   #9
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2010

Okay, now I have a feel for the team. The three-headed QB monster. The no-name offense. And the swiss cheese defense, hoping to step up and earn a better nickname than that.

LB Zack Swift looks fine – so good news there. We have a ton of new contracts to sign (oh, woe is me!) but ought to float smoothly into season three. My best guess is that the 4 wins last year overstated our actual ability, and that we will only be roughly the same team this year – I do not see us leaping up to the near-.500 range right away. I guess we could get there, but I think 4 wins again is probably optimistic.


As we head to camp – not a single player with a rating over 50! Woo hoo! Heck, two of my three guys rated over 38 are my P and K, and they both stink!

Code:
Top Ten Most Likely Busts: Name Team Pos Change Gomez, Trevor Golden SS -8 Crawford, Bucky Golden RG -6 Clancy, Marty Golden TE -5 Nichols, Terrance Golden FS -2 Snee, Lorenzo Golden TE -2 Nomellini, Bucky Golden NT -1 Wolfe, Randy Golden C -1 Sudano, Vinny Golden WLB -1 Ramsey, Lawrence Golden FL -1 Crawford, Luke Golden C -1 Top Ten Most Likely Breakouts: Name Team Pos Change Fling, Jack Golden RB 2 Reynolds, Leon Golden TE 1 Mahoney, Kurt Golden QB 1 Fenno, Zach Golden NT 1 McDonald, Daniel Golden RB 1 Perry, Ike Golden RDE 1 Gottschalk, Korey Golden LCB 1 Bass, Joel Golden K 1 Malcomson, Willie Golden RDE 1 Okobi, William Golden FL 1

Okay, well – Jack Fling wasn’t the guy I thought I’d see atop the creepers list here. And candidly, Trevor Gomez isn’t who I expected to see take a bit hit. That sucks.

Anyhow – we are sitting on our roster rating of 1, of course, with 14 as the second-lowest in the league.


I am planning one defensive personnel change for this year – basically swapping my two outside linebackers. SLB Emmit O’Neal has a tremendous pass rusher rating, and even though I think he is also superior in coverage, I want to give him a look at the WLB slot, so we will use him there at least part of the time. We will still play Lorenzo Campbell, but probably more in a rotation along with another guy or two at both WLB and SLB.

On offense – I don’t know quite what we’ll do. Who might be the first Hoplite in this career to post a 1,000 yard season? WR Turnbull came close last year with 887… and I reckon he will get the starting SE job this season, so maybe him. If RB Greene can stay healthy and keep up his YPC over 4… then he’d have a shot, too. My guess is – this year, we won’t find out. Just not part of our plan to totally focus on any one guy, so we’ll end up with three or four guys at 600 or more, but zero topping a thousand in anything. This is not going to be a risk-taking offense, so we will look for controlled passing and a variety of running styles.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:03 PM   #10
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So, for this year – we will hope for a slightly better pass rush, some incremental improvement in pass defense, and maybe a calmer front at QB.

So… our opening day QB is… Herman Mirer. I think he probably has the best skills for right now, and he is upset about playing time (still), so we’ll give him the first look. I have Montgomery set to #2 and playing time set low, so he may see the field as well. This is not picking among superior-level options, understand – but Mirer has no complete voids in his skill set other than the two-minute offense, while Montgomery has the dreaded zero in sense rush, which I think might be a killer beyond the passing stats.

Through three losses, the offense doesn’t look that bad – but the D is just getting torched. When it get to 0-6, it’s just more of the same – we have a team-wide passer rating of 86, but our opponents have one of 109. That’s just terrible. At the halfway point, we are a hapless 0-8. I tried to temper expectations from the dizzying heights of a massive 4-win campaign last year, but I didn’t really expect this.

Herman Mirer remains disgruntled, and now Lamont Baker is unhappy – so I decide to throw him in there, how bad can it be? Baker manages 17 points in his two starts (losses) – and is about as unexciting at QB as can be imagined.

It takes until week 12, but we get out first win – 26 first downs, solid offense, and…well…sure, pretty solid defense too. Herman Mirer has a good day at the helm, and pushes his season passer rating to a pretty respectable 82. We get another win a couple weeks later, with C Randy Wolfe (and 5/13 KRBs) earning game MVP honors. But that’s all, folks. Two wins in year three… and hopes are dashed that this ragtag team might have some sort of improbable rise to sudden respectability.

Code:
Front Office Football 2007 2010 Summary for Golden Hill Hoplites Year 2010 Record 2-14 Winning Pct. .125 All-Time 7-57 Winning Pct. .109 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 0 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Desmond Shanabrough Record 6-26 Winning Pct. .187 Off. Coord. E. Diano Def. Coord. J. Howe Golden Hill Hoplites Team Rank Rushes per Game 24.4 26 Rushing Yards 99.8 25 Yards Per Carry 4.09 14 Pass Attempts 36.3 4 Completions 22.5 3 Completion Pct. 62.1 10 Passing Yards 196.4 28 Yards Per Attempt 5.42 30 Yards Per Catch 8.73 31 Total Yardage Gained 279.3 28 3rd Down Conversions 38.6 14 Points Per Game 16.0 28 Pass Rush Pct. 16.4 29 (T) Pass Defense Pct. 41.4 31 Turnovers 30 23 (T) Turnover Margin -8 26 (T) Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 30.8 23 Rushing Yards 139.4 31 Yards Per Carry 4.52 31 Pass Attempts 25.9 1 Completions 17.4 3 Completion Pct. 67.4 32 Passing Yards 220.2 15 Yards Per Attempt 8.51 31 Yards Per Catch 12.63 31 Total Yardage Gained 349.6 29 3rd Down Conversions 42.9 30 Points Per Game 26.8 30 Pass Rush Pct. 18.2 12 (T) Pass Defense Pct. 52.3 13 Turnovers 22 22 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 21 at SHA 42 2 23 at SAN 30 3 20 RAN 23 4 14 WRC 25 5 10 at YTS 41 6 21 at LOK 31 7 7 NEW 26 9 24 SHA 34 10 0 at WAR 20 11 17 LYN 24 12 21 at DIX 9 13 7 at HAR 24 14 20 WHE 41 15 16 at LYN 14 16 14 LEW 21 17 21 YTS 23 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 5 H. Mirer QB 458 300 2692 5.88 18 18 77.8 9 W. Montgomery QB 62 28 204 3.29 2 3 44.0 2 L. Baker QB 60 32 247 4.12 0 0 63.6 **Team --- 580 360 3143 5.42 20 21 72.7 $$Opp --- 414 279 3523 8.51 25 12 101.7 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 20 J. Greene RB 181 798 4.41 8 5 44 J. Fling RB 125 520 4.16 0 1 22 L. Bush RB 37 121 3.27 1 0 **Team --- 390 1597 4.09 9 19 $$Opp --- 493 2230 4.52 21 25 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 15 P. Turnbull WR 106 70 738 10.54 6.96 6 5 89 W. Okobi WR 127 68 580 8.53 4.57 13 4 83 G. Stevenson WR 77 43 411 9.56 5.34 3 3 81 L. Reynolds TE 52 32 246 7.69 4.73 1 2 88 L. Snee TE 36 29 167 5.76 4.64 2 2 86 D. Rivera WR 54 29 357 12.31 6.61 3 2 44 J. Fling RB 31 21 174 8.29 5.61 2 0 80 L. Ramsey WR 28 20 158 7.90 5.64 0 2 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 93 Z. Swift ILB 122 34 1.0 2 0 6 74.0 30 T. Gomez S 104 32 1.0 1 4 2 74.2 92 Z. Fenno DT 63 27 3.0 6 0 1 81.8 98 E. O'Neal OLB 59 14 5.5 11 0 1 77.1 23 J. Martins CB 54 19 0.0 0 0 2 74.3 29 L. Newhart CB 41 7 1.0 0 6 9 84.7 34 K. Gottschalk CB 38 10 0.5 0 1 7 76.1 51 T. Houston OLB 36 19 0.0 0 0 5 79.3 91 L. Campbell OLB 36 15 3.0 3 0 3 78.3 74 D. Wilkins DE 34 12 5.5 6 0 0 81.8 96 I. Perry DE 34 17 1.0 4 0 0 81.8 47 T. Nichols S 25 13 1.5 0 0 0 75.8 27 S. Inzinna S 21 8 0.0 2 0 1 69.8 54 R. Coleman ILB 19 7 0.0 0 0 0 65.9

Well – what can I say about this? By the numbers, we are an average rushing team, but that may well be partially because we run fairly infrequently, and since we trail a lot, we face a lot of pass defenses. Statistically, in everything else, we are awful. Simple.

Good seasons? Well, I guess Herman Mirer did what he could with this offense. AN even 18/18 is a pretty decent step forward… we’re closing in “the pack” in terms of yards per attempt (n longer 32nd at least). And Jose Greene posts another nominally solid 4.4 yards per carry season, and is our team’s yardage leader for the year.

CB Lorenzo Newhart, by the way, put together a pretty solid year for us – 6 picks, 9 defenses, and an 84.7 PD% on a team this bad is pretty serious stuff. 41 tackles probably is too few to get him into the fold for league honors, but he earned team MVP honors in my eyes. Zack Swift was his usual, steady self, as well.

On defense – I have no idea what I’m doing here. I suspect that this silly defense is hurting my team, but I don’t really know what else to do. Rex? Perhaps that would be better, maybe I will do a 3-4 Rex D next season, as I suspect this nickel package nonsense is hurting us.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:07 PM   #11
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Just a note -- OJ Winters earned "the triple" this season -- MVP, OPOY, and first team RB. 1,722 yards rushing on 4.77 ypc, and another 534 receiving yards, plus 14 total TDs. Solid season for a draft pick at 2(8).
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:39 AM   #12
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I'm not sure when I will be able to start season four... but here's an interesting snapshot as we start to build the roster for the year.



Mirer put together a pretty decent season for us last year... but I actually kinda of like what I see in Montgomery here, and am tempted to play him this season, at least for the bulk of the year. (I'm going to have to manage happiness, but I think I can still have a main guy)

I'd welcome thoughts here. All are creeping, but Montgomery was the guy who showed the most in rookie camp and I presume has the highest implicit ceiling, to the extent that is meaningful here.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:58 AM   #13
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Oh, and just out of curiosity, I asked my staff to set the initial roster. Their judgment on the QBs?

Baker #1
Montgomery #2
Mirer #3

Go figure. Pretty much the opposite of what I would have expected.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:03 PM   #14
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2011

Okay…now pretty much everyone has finished his development, more or less. We’ll take some hits among players who have not been on the field much, but by and large we are who we are.


Here’s the camp snapshot:

Golden Hill Player Report (OND2 2011a - OND2 2011b)
Name
Pos
Team
OND2 2011a Current
OND2 2011a Future
OND2 2011b Current
OND2 2011b Future
Overall Current Change
Overall Future Change
Baker, Lamont
QB
Golden
20
34
25 (5)
34 (0)
5
0
Mahoney, Kurt
QB
Golden
13
30
16 (3)
30 (0)
3
0
Mirer, Herman
QB
Golden
26
30
29 (3)
30 (0)
3
0
Montgomery, Wesley
QB
Golden
16
29
18 (2)
30 (1)
2
1
Bush, Leland
RB
Golden
22
22
22 (0)
22 (0)
0
0
Fling, Jack
RB
Golden
39
39
39 (0)
39 (0)
0
0
Greene, Jose
RB
Golden
34
34
34 (0)
34 (0)
0
0
McDonald, Daniel
RB
Golden
19
28
21 (2)
28 (0)
2
0
Oliver, A.J.
FB
Golden
33
35
35 (2)
35 (0)
2
0
Rivera, Devin
FB
Golden
22
32
19 (-3)
27 (-5)
-3
-5
Clancy, Marty
TE
Golden
15
27
13 (-2)
22 (-5)
-2
-5
Reynolds, Leon
TE
Golden
42
45
45 (3)
45 (0)
3
0
Snee, Lorenzo
TE
Golden
33
33
33 (0)
33 (0)
0
0
Okobi, William
FL
Golden
33
33
33 (0)
33 (0)
0
0
Ramsey, Lawrence
FL
Golden
16
33
15 (-1)
33 (0)
-1
0
Rivera, Darryl
FL
Golden
20
20
20 (0)
20 (0)
0
0
Stevenson, Glenn
SE
Golden
32
32
32 (0)
32 (0)
0
0
Turnbull, Preston
SE
Golden
30
30
30 (0)
30 (0)
0
0
Crawford, Luke
C
Golden
22
35
22 (0)
36 (1)
0
1
Wolfe, Randy
C
Golden
37
42
41 (4)
43 (1)
4
1
Halama, Harvey
LG
Golden
35
35
36 (1)
36 (1)
1
1
Crawford, Bucky
RG
Golden
34
34
30 (-4)
30 (-4)
-4
-4
Sheldon, Jim
RG
Golden
30
39
33 (3)
38 (-1)
3
-1
Banks, Arnold
LT
Golden
40
40
40 (0)
40 (0)
0
0
McDaniel, Roy
LT
Golden
26
37
29 (3)
37 (0)
3
0
Perry, Mickey
LT
Golden
20
27
23 (3)
27 (0)
3
0
Melchior, Timothy
RT
Golden
25
32
26 (1)
31 (-1)
1
-1
Bass, Joel
K
Golden
46
46
46 (0)
46 (0)
0
0
Clayton, Robert
P
Golden
38
38
37 (-1)
37 (-1)
-1
-1
Samuels, Winfred
LDE
Golden
16
24
19 (3)
24 (0)
3
0
Wilkins, Daniel
LDE
Golden
27
35
29 (2)
35 (0)
2
0
Brody, Darrell
NT
Golden
30
38
31 (1)
38 (0)
1
0
Fenno, Zach
NT
Golden
39
39
40 (1)
40 (1)
1
1
Nomellini, Bucky
NT
Golden
20
29
22 (2)
30 (1)
2
1
Malcomson, Willie
RDE
Golden
31
36
32 (1)
36 (0)
1
0
Perry, Ike
RDE
Golden
29
34
33 (4)
34 (0)
4
0
Houston, Toby
SLB
Golden
33
37
35 (2)
35 (-2)
2
-2
Swift, Zack
SILB
Golden
35
35
36 (1)
36 (1)
1
1
Coleman, Rico
WILB
Golden
28
30
30 (2)
30 (0)
2
0
Malchow, Gilbert
WILB
Golden
21
36
24 (3)
36 (0)
3
0
Barton, Leo
WLB
Golden
25
29
27 (2)
29 (0)
2
0
Campbell, Lorenzo
WLB
Golden
40
40
40 (0)
40 (0)
0
0
Sudano, Vinny
WLB
Golden
14
20
11 (-3)
15 (-5)
-3
-5
Buchanan, Jonathan
LCB
Golden
25
25
25 (0)
25 (0)
0
0
Gottschalk, Korey
LCB
Golden
28
28
28 (0)
28 (0)
0
0
Martins, Johnnie
LCB
Golden
36
36
36 (0)
36 (0)
0
0
Hartwell, Max
RCB
Golden
22
29
25 (3)
30 (1)
3
1
Newhart, Leonard
RCB
Golden
37
37
37 (0)
37 (0)
0
0
Gomez, Trevor
SS
Golden
39
39
39 (0)
39 (0)
0
0
Inzinna, Seth
SS
Golden
30
30
29 (-1)
29 (-1)
-1
-1
Nichols, Terrance
FS
Golden
30
30
31 (1)
31 (1)
1
1
Weaver, Dwight
FS
Golden
22
25
22 (0)
22 (-3)
0
-3

No huge news here. Pretty much what we planned for.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:03 PM   #15
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So, ready for the season. My hope here is that we can inch back toward 4 or 5 wins, and just become a more competitive team overall. We have everyone pretty much developed, we are getting better in cohesion (top third in every area), and the next several years are our best chance to get some wins, before injuries start to ravage us too seriously.

So, with my QBs past the “developing” stage, I want to open things up a bit more. I just don’t think the west-coast style we have been playing, more or less, offers the best real chance to win games. I think with this team we need to run the ball a good deal, but I want to open up the passing game a bit more – we really don’t have any “playmakers” who can turn lots of 4 yard dinks into big plays, so to get yardage in “chunks” we need to be tossing it down the field more than we have been. We’ll see how this works.

I also have calmed down my tendency to drop into the nickel package. Not wiped it out, but we are probably going to be in it around 50-60% of the time, rather than around 70-80% previously. Just an attempt to get a little less predictable, I suppose.


So – the preseason sheds zero light on who should take the reins at QB, of course. Lamont Baker is tagged as “unhappy” but is signed for two seasons, so his situation is not urgent, I don’t think. I have it down to Montgomery and Mirer, and decide that Mirer has earned this shot, with the more opened-up offense, after a passable season last year. He gets the call.

The offense is pretty respectable in our first two losses – I’m not that upset, and Mirer is playing pretty well. But a 3-interception showing and 35-0 shutout changes my mind, and I decide to give Montgomery a try again. Montgomery opens his game with a 2-for-15 day, and gets benched for Baker, who looks okay on 6-of-12 passing for 61 yards and a TD in a loss.

Week six is a chance for a win, at 1-4 Yates. And we get it, with a strong 28-13 showing, behind a 16-of-19 day from Lamont Baker, in for the injured Montgomery. Does he earn the starting job here? He’s pissed off, and playing well, so why the hell not?

Baker is golden again with another strong game and win at home, and we are suddenly on a “winning streak.” Another win over 0-7 Ransomville and we are actually HOT. Maybe the AI was seeing something in Baker that I wasn’t? He looks awfully good out there for us right now – posting a very respectable passer rating of 100.7 – that’s good for a real player, not to mention an unwanted scrub playing with a team of the same.

The streak ends as we lose to 5-2 Roosevelt Beach (and only by 4 points, on the road), but that was nice to go through. Maybe it’s Baker, or maybe the team is really coming together – or maybe it’s just a trick of the dice, and we’ll finish 3-13. **shurg**

I confess that though 10 games, and a 4-6 record, I have focused almost exclusively on the offense, watching as the QB derby has yielded some strange results. It bears mention that LB Emmit O’Neal seems to be making peace with his role as the blitzbacker – to the tune of 10 sacks in 10 games, and a 7.7 PR%. Very solid season for him, and our team pass rush is substantially improved up to 24.0 – 3rd best, according to the in-game summary. Wow. We still cannot stop the run, it seems, but by the numbers our pass defense is middle of the pack – that’s a huge step forward.

Two straight losses shed us of any wandering thoughts about capitalizing on that near-.500 record and making something of this season. From 4-8, we’re clearly an up-the-track finisher. Need to get some playing time for my upset players, and get this season in the books – but it was nice to put together that little “hot streak.”

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Front Office Football 2007 2011 Summary for Golden Hill Hoplites Year 2011 Record 4-12 Winning Pct. .250 All-Time 11-69 Winning Pct. .137 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 0 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Desmond Shanabrough Record 10-38 Winning Pct. .208 Off. Coord. E. Diano Def. Coord. J. Howe Golden Hill Hoplites Team Rank Rushes per Game 27.5 16 Rushing Yards 104.5 21 Yards Per Carry 3.80 27 Pass Attempts 29.6 25 Completions 16.6 28 Completion Pct. 56.1 23 Passing Yards 187.4 25 (T) Yards Per Attempt 6.32 19 Yards Per Catch 11.27 20 Total Yardage Gained 270.0 29 3rd Down Conversions 42.3 9 (T) Points Per Game 16.4 22 (T) Pass Rush Pct. 20.2 17 (T) Pass Defense Pct. 58.6 16 Turnovers 25 16 (T) Turnover Margin +3 12 (T) Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 31.1 26 Rushing Yards 140.1 31 Yards Per Carry 4.51 29 Pass Attempts 29.9 3 Completions 17.9 6 Completion Pct. 59.8 19 Passing Yards 207.1 14 Yards Per Attempt 6.93 20 Yards Per Catch 11.59 24 Total Yardage Gained 332.7 24 3rd Down Conversions 39.9 21 Points Per Game 23.9 27 Pass Rush Pct. 26.5 32 Pass Defense Pct. 62.6 22 Turnovers 28 11 (T) Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 24 at LYN 31 2 17 BUC 28 3 0 at WRC 35 5 10 OLC 23 6 28 at YTS 13 7 24 WIL 14 8 20 at RAN 14 9 16 at ROO 20 10 21 SHA 48 11 23 LYN 6 12 7 GRI 13 13 7 GAS 21 14 10 at GTI 14 15 17 YTS 23 16 21 at CAY 51 17 17 at SHA 28 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 2 L. Baker QB 324 191 2135 6.59 13 10 79.2 5 H. Mirer QB 103 59 730 7.09 2 4 69.6 9 W. Montgomery QB 36 12 88 2.44 0 0 42.4 **Team --- 474 266 2998 6.32 16 14 74.1 $$Opp --- 478 286 3314 6.93 30 21 83.4 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 20 J. Greene RB 224 877 3.92 5 2 44 J. Fling RB 119 437 3.67 2 0 43 D. McDonald RB 44 231 5.25 1 1 **Team --- 440 1672 3.80 10 30 $$Opp --- 497 2242 4.51 16 24 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 83 G. Stevenson WR 106 57 589 10.33 5.56 8 2 89 W. Okobi WR 112 56 691 12.34 6.17 7 4 86 D. Rivera WR 74 37 537 14.51 7.26 3 2 81 L. Reynolds TE 43 28 269 9.61 6.26 1 3 15 P. Turnbull WR 54 28 354 12.64 6.56 2 4 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 93 Z. Swift ILB 94 30 0.0 0 2 5 80.1 29 L. Newhart CB 62 9 1.0 0 5 7 80.1 51 T. Houston OLB 61 27 4.0 1 1 5 76.8 23 J. Martins CB 60 23 0.0 0 0 5 74.5 27 S. Inzinna S 54 20 0.0 0 1 8 80.6 47 T. Nichols S 54 25 0.0 0 8 6 82.0 57 G. Malchow ILB 50 18 0.0 0 0 2 71.6 98 E. O'Neal OLB 49 13 10.0 7 0 1 76.9 34 K. Gottschalk CB 33 10 0.0 0 0 6 79.3 91 L. Campbell OLB 31 8 3.5 5 0 1 80.0 30 T. Gomez S 30 13 0.0 0 3 1 84.7 74 D. Wilkins DE 27 10 6.0 14 0 0 81.5 95 W. Malcomson DE 26 5 7.0 6 0 0 81.9 92 Z. Fenno DT 22 17 2.5 4 0 0 82.0 97 W. Samuels DE 18 8 0.5 2 0 0 82.5 54 R. Coleman ILB 18 10 0.0 0 0 1 77.5

Okay, we’ll settle for 4-12. It’s not exciting to finish there, but things certainly could be worse.

Offensively – I think opening up the passing game worked fairly well, and we still managed to be a decent rushing team. It would be nice to feel we could rush even when the D knew it was coming – but baby steps.

As usual, none of our skill players even got very close to 1,000 yards – part of this is undoubtedly the FOF oddity that endurance is just distributed more or less like any other skill (which makes no sense to me). Thus – with all these marginally talented guys as it is as my main handicap, we also have to suffer through the fact that they are also wheezing little pantywaists as well, and can’t stay on the field for very long. So, another decent year from Jose Greene with a solid 800+ yards (though YPC were down, I basically blame the gameplan and our competitiveness) but I don’t think he has a 1,200 yard season in him, no matter what we do. He probably can’t handle the workload.

Defensively, the pass rush came together well, led by LB O’Neal (who missed our last four games, regrettably) and DEs Malcolmson and Wilkins. Being “middle of the pack” in a number of stats is a great step forward for us.

Injury-wise, I think TE Lorenzo Snee is our only worry – he is tagged as returning in “late 2012” so that might be bad. He has been a sort of 1A guy for us there, but we can back in with FBs if need be, for now.

RB O.J. Winters takes the superfecta of awards, adding Superbowl MVP to his honors for this season to his trio of defenses from last season. What a player, and unfortunately he plays in our division and has Shadigee as a major league power.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #16
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2012

Okay – no retirements (didn’t expect any, but you never know). We’re locked in with 53 and basically ready to go. TE Lorenzo Snee is still listed as out for 5 weeks, but past that we are in okay shape.

I missed my pre-camp snapshot this year – not like I can do anything about it anyhow. I’ll live.

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Front Office Football 2007 Golden Hill Hoplites Roster, Scout Overview Player # Pos Start Exp Current Estimate Future Estimate Cntrct Baker, Lamont 2 QB 5 31 35 1 yr. Mirer, Herman 5 QB 5 30 30 1 yr. Montgomery, Wesley 9 QB 5 23 32 2 yrs Mahoney, Kurt 1 QB 5 20 31 2 yrs Greene, Jose 20 RB 5 35 35 2 yrs Fling, Jack 44 RB 5 31 31 1 yr. Bush, Leland 22 RB 5 22 22 1 yr. McDonald, Daniel 43 RB 5 22 28 1 yr. Oliver, A.J. 40 FB 5 35 35 1 yr. Rivera, Devin 42 FB 5 21 27 1 yr. Reynolds, Leon 81 TE 5 43 43 1 yr. Snee, Lorenzo 88 TE 5 33 33 1 yr. Clancy, Marty 82 TE 5 16 22 1 yr. Okobi, William 89 FL 5 33 33 1 yr. Rivera, Darryl 86 FL 5 20 20 1 yr. Ramsey, Lawrence 80 FL 5 17 31 1 yr. Stevenson, Glenn 83 SE 5 33 33 1 yr. Turnbull, Preston 15 SE 5 31 31 1 yr. Wolfe, Randy 50 C 5 47 47 1 yr. Crawford, Luke 59 C 5 23 23 1 yr. Halama, Harvey 53 LG 5 36 36 1 yr. Sheldon, Jim 73 RG 5 35 35 1 yr. Crawford, Bucky 66 RG 5 31 31 1 yr. Banks, Arnold 68 LT 5 39 39 1 yr. McDaniel, Roy 79 LT 5 32 32 1 yr. Perry, Mickey 64 LT 5 27 27 1 yr. Melchior, Timothy 65 RT 5 27 31 1 yr. Clayton, Robert 14 P 5 36 36 1 yr. Bass, Joel 4 K 5 44 44 1 yr. Wilkins, Daniel 74 LDE 5 32 32 1 yr. Samuels, Winfred 97 LDE 5 22 22 1 yr. Perry, Ike 96 RDE 5 34 34 1 yr. Malcomson, Willie 95 RDE 5 33 33 1 yr. Fenno, Zach 92 NT 5 41 41 1 yr. Brody, Darrell 78 NT 5 34 38 1 yr. Nomellini, Bucky 90 NT 5 26 32 1 yr. Swift, Zack 93 SILB 5 38 38 1 yr. Malchow, Gilbert 57 WILB 5 31 36 1 yr. Coleman, Rico 54 WILB 5 29 29 1 yr. O'Neal, Emmitt 98 SLB 5 36 36 1 yr. Houston, Toby 51 SLB 5 35 35 1 yr. Campbell, Lorenzo 91 WLB 5 40 40 1 yr. Barton, Leo 25 WLB 5 29 29 1 yr. Sudano, Vinny 94 WLB 5 12 14 1 yr. Martins, Johnnie 23 LCB 5 36 36 1 yr. Gottschalk, Korey 34 LCB 5 28 28 1 yr. Buchanan, Jonathan 24 LCB 5 24 24 1 yr. Newhart, Leonard 29 RCB 5 37 37 1 yr. Hartwell, Max 21 RCB 5 26 26 1 yr. Gomez, Trevor 30 SS 5 40 40 1 yr. Inzinna, Seth 27 SS 5 29 29 2 yrs Nichols, Terrance 47 FS 5 31 31 1 yr. Weaver, Dwight 41 FS 5 22 22 1 yr.

So, no major surprises here.

I look at QB Lamont Baker, and I now have a guess as to what I think is going on. For him to have a 31 overall rating (better than the other two guys) must mean he is sitting on a decent “avoid interceptions” rating, better than that of the other two guys. And if that’s true – that’s pretty important for a shaky team.

No other major announcements for this team – I don’t have any real changes in approach planned. We will try to run this increasingly vanilla offense and defense, and just see if we are getting anywhere. Last year we got tantalized by winning a few games in a bit of a run --- but we shouldn’t lose sight that we were only 4-12 at the end of the season, and that isn’t exactly anything to shout about.

Okay – I am thinking about one change. WR William Okobi has been our starter at flanker for a while, and he tends to get a fair number of passes thrown his way (74 route running). But I wonder if he isn’t actually holding us back a bit – he doesn’t do a lot with the ball when he gets it (0 getting downfield, 3 big play receiving). His career yards per target is 5.45, while that of Darryl Rivera (RR of 0, but 45 GetDown, and 53 BPR) has a 6.72 there – that’s a material difference. My guess is that if we swap those two guys, we won’t see Rivera get a ton of targets, but maybe we will see more going to Preston Turnbull (6.56 y/t career).
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So, we start the season with three decent games, all losses, and then get crushed. We’re 0-4, our supposed “don’t lose the game” QB has a ratio of 0/4, and we are –9 in turnovers. This might not exactly be our breakthrough season after all.

But then we pull the big upset – our lowly 0-5 Hoplites beat the mighty 5-0 Shadigee Specters, 34-28 on a big comeback led by Herman Mirer. Nice big game, it might have to serve as the main highlight for the year, I fear. But then another win, and then a one-point loss… so things aren’t quite that bad after all, I guess. We’re a lousy 2-6 at the halfway point, but with Mirer back in, it feels like we are at least above water. Go figure.

After two dreadful losses with a totally impotent offense, I decide to pull the trigger again and go back to Montgomery. Season is down the tubes, we might as well keep him happy and see if he gives us a spark of some sort. In two losses (admittedly against two good teams) he is in turn dreadful and passable. **shurg** At this point, the most interesting thing to watch is whether anyone might touch 1,000 yards – RB Jose Greene has a shot with 4 games to go and 735 yards on the ground. LB Emmitt O’Neal is sitting on 13.5 sacks, and that’s pretty cool, too, I reckon.

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Front Office Football 2007 2012 Summary for Golden Hill Hoplites Year 2012 Record 2-14 Winning Pct. .125 All-Time 13-83 Winning Pct. .135 Playoffs 0-0 Playoff Visits 0 Bowl Wins 0 Head Coach Desmond Shanabrough Record 12-52 Winning Pct. .187 Off. Coord. E. Diano Def. Coord. J. Howe Golden Hill Hoplites Team Rank Rushes per Game 23.4 29 Rushing Yards 98.9 28 Yards Per Carry 4.22 10 Pass Attempts 32.6 17 (T) Completions 16.9 29 (T) Completion Pct. 51.8 31 Passing Yards 205.1 24 Yards Per Attempt 6.30 23 Yards Per Catch 12.15 4 Total Yardage Gained 281.7 28 3rd Down Conversions 35.4 26 Points Per Game 12.4 31 Pass Rush Pct. 20.0 20 Pass Defense Pct. 32.0 31 Turnovers 34 23 (T) Turnover Margin -13 30 Opponents Team Rank Rushes per Game 30.8 26 Rushing Yards 122.9 22 Yards Per Carry 4.00 14 Pass Attempts 30.9 9 Completions 21.3 28 Completion Pct. 68.8 32 Passing Yards 209.1 10 Yards Per Attempt 6.77 19 Yards Per Catch 9.84 1 Total Yardage Gained 315.4 14 3rd Down Conversions 42.9 28 Points Per Game 23.7 31 Pass Rush Pct. 24.3 30 (T) Pass Defense Pct. 70.7 28 Turnovers 21 28 Week Team Versus Oppnt 1 10 YTS 20 2 13 at YNG 17 3 9 NEW 30 4 10 at GAS 41 5 10 at BAR 16 6 34 SHA 28 7 14 at YTS 6 8 13 RYB 14 9 10 HAR 27 10 3 at LYN 15 12 10 BLR 34 13 20 at RAN 24 14 10 at POR 34 15 6 at SHA 30 16 17 FTN 20 17 10 LYN 23 Passing Pos Att Comp Yards Y/Att TD Int Rate 9 W. Montgomery QB 213 113 1278 6.00 2 11 52.9 5 H. Mirer QB 204 107 1345 6.59 4 5 69.6 2 L. Baker QB 104 50 658 6.33 0 4 52.5 **Team --- 521 270 3281 6.30 6 20 59.3 $$Opp --- 494 340 3346 6.77 21 9 94.2 Rushing Pos Att Yards Y/Att TD Fum 20 J. Greene RB 219 954 4.36 7 6 44 J. Fling RB 101 445 4.41 7 2 **Team --- 375 1583 4.22 14 25 $$Opp --- 492 1966 4.00 16 23 Receiving Pos Targ Catch Yards Y/Ctc Y/Tar Drop TD 86 D. Rivera WR 101 55 851 15.47 8.43 15 3 89 W. Okobi WR 95 46 482 10.48 5.07 7 1 15 P. Turnbull WR 83 39 643 16.49 7.75 7 0 83 G. Stevenson WR 94 39 547 14.03 5.82 17 0 81 L. Reynolds TE 55 37 351 9.49 6.38 3 0 Defense Pos Tack Asst Sack Hurr Ints Defn PDPct 93 Z. Swift ILB 107 38 1.0 0 1 1 73.0 30 T. Gomez S 77 37 1.5 1 2 9 80.5 98 E. O'Neal OLB 68 21 14.5 16 0 1 79.8 92 Z. Fenno DT 61 16 0.5 3 0 0 81.9 57 G. Malchow ILB 55 12 0.0 0 0 3 69.3 47 T. Nichols S 53 17 0.0 0 1 6 76.7 29 L. Newhart CB 51 13 0.0 0 4 6 78.0 23 J. Martins CB 51 27 0.0 0 0 6 76.6 25 L. Barton OLB 45 13 7.0 3 0 2 71.5 51 T. Houston OLB 37 12 1.5 1 0 2 71.5 34 K. Gottschalk CB 36 6 0.0 0 0 2 71.3 95 W. Malcomson DE 32 12 2.5 4 0 0 81.5 74 D. Wilkins DE 25 15 4.0 10 0 0 81.1 91 L. Campbell OLB 24 9 3.5 1 0 1 78.5 96 I. Perry DE 23 7 4.0 4 0 0 81.8 97 W. Samuels DE 17 5 2.5 0 0 0 80.8 24 J. Buchanan CB 17 4 0.0 0 1 0 69.1 54 R. Coleman ILB 16 2 0.0 0 0 0 61.8

Well, a pretty disappointing season, and I suspect this is just where we are. I had been hoping that this team might pull together and start making stuff happen a little bit – maybe eke out 6-7 wins in some seasons, just due to cohesion and chemistry. But now, I don’t really expect that, I guess. We’ll get some lucky dice rolls from time to time, but this isn’t a team that belongs in this league – as you’d expect given the setup.

Well, Jose Greene made a decent run at 1,000 yards, but no dice – and that might well turn out to be his best shot. WR Daryl Rivera – no joke a guy who is on my team for the sole reason of being the team chemistry leader – looks like he may actually be the most productive WR on our roster (that may be a tribute to the value of the GD and BPR ratings) and has the next WR season stats of anyone to date, as well. I really should go look at all those drops, and see if they are real drops, or perhaps partially being conjured up by bad gameplanning. (Oh, and WR Turnbull got a late season injury, and it might be a career-killer…nice)

Emmitt O’Neal is just very effective as a pass rusher. Our defense, on the whole, just seems incapable of doing much of anything well. CB Newhart seems pretty stable, and Zack Swift and Travis Gomes make a lot of tackles, but we can’t actually stop anyone of even cause any turnovers. Alas.

Oh, and I think the Montgomery plan at QB is over. I guess we’ll go back to Mirer next season, but it doesn’t seem to matter a whole lot.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:36 PM   #18
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LB Emmitt O'Neal, with 14.5 sacks and an impressive 8.0 PR%, makes first team all-pro. That's it, that's the list.
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