Atlantic City finished the 2039 season 7-9, thanks to a 3 game winning streak at the end of the year. Rumors spread that the Phantoms were in the hunt for an elite TE (though they eventually were outbid) so it appears the two-TE offense will remain the offensive strategy. With the continued inability to get a top flight WR, ACI may look to run the ball more in 2040.
RB - Southern Mississippi - 6' 0" - 224 lbs
1st Round. Pick #1-12. #12 Overall
Pre-Draft Grade: 7.20
Pre-Draft Adjusted Grade: 7.20
Key Combine Scores: Solecismic 29, 40 Time 4.51, Bench Reps 21, Agility 7.11, Position Drill 30
Atlantic City came within one pick of possibly solving their wide receiver needs as Caleb Purnell dropped to pick #11 but was quickly snatched up by Albany. The Phantoms then went with the best player on their board, who will be a huge help in the running game. Emack is a big back who will split time with returning 1,000+ yard rusher J.R. Brustkern.
FB - Oregon St. - 5' 11" - 224 lbs
2nd Round. Pick #2-11. #43 Overall
Pre-Draft Grade: 4.50
Pre-Draft Adjusted Grade: 4.50
Key Combine Scores: Solecismic 29, 40 Time 4.67, Bench Reps 25, Broad Jump 9' 5", Position Drill 37
The Phantoms continue to look to improve their run game with the selection of Price. Leo Hastings was the target with this pick but he was selected by St. Louis at 2-4. Price had excellent combines and should be a future replacement for the aging Hunter Dail.
We need more owners to register for the draft so we are going to delay it a day until 9/24.
9/23/2014 - FA 1:2 (Draft App on)
9/24/2014 - FA 1:3 (Draft Starts)
9/25/2014 - FA 1:4
9/26/2014 - FA 1:5-8
9/27/2014 - Draft Continues
9/28/2014 - Draft Continues
9/29/2014 - FA 1:9-12 (Draftees Entered)
The CFL's Ohio franchise lost 139.6 M dollars last season. Ouch.
Attendance dropped slightly and the stadium is only half full at 45, 000 souls in the seats.
Franchise value puts us at #26 in the league, six from the bottom.
We are $67 M under the cap, and we've only lost $5 m to lost cap room.
Twenty nine souls on the roster.
Cabrera Works Out In Flats Practice Unis
Running back Ethan Cabrera is on the Green Page and currently sits at number three.
Offensive Line has caught the Football Outsiders eye and sits as the fifth best offensive line in Adjusted Line Yards. This despite two o line members with zero endurance bars. That has to be addressed.
Fifth year safety Harold King was the only Ohio player to make the CFL's All First Team Squad.
And we pick 13th in the first round of the CFL rookie draft.
You'll will need to sign a free agent center, tight end or linebacker (unless there's one on your roster) at a low-enough weight to convert to long snapper (220-280 pounds) and make that conversion before training camp or the CPU will convert one. You don't want that because they could change one of your stars into a LS.