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JJ Smitty
Thu Nov 30 04:30 AM

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Hope to see ya on thursday, we usually get on about an 1/2 hour early to shoot the shit.

Even if you don't have a headset, still get on the server and there a chat function.

FOF8 discussion on Thursday Nov 30th 6:00 PM MST Who's In?


JJ Smitty
Mon Nov 27 10:53 AM

FOF8 Discussion on Thursday at 6 PM MST,

We'll have a structure to the discussion this time,

We'll go over offense first, then defense and if time just general questions.

It took me awhile to warmed up to FOF8. You kinda have to search alittle harder with this version to find the sweet spot.

Lets have some fun with it, Who's in?

In, cya there.

by Teutoberg at Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:38 AM

Ill be there; sounds like fun! I've got some questions on both sides of the ball.

by Jander3456 at Mon Nov 27, 2017 03:07 PM

Anyone else interested?

by JJ Smitty at Thu Nov 30, 2017 05:38 AM

I am a tentative yes.

by Ushikawa at Thu Nov 30, 2017 06:15 AM

I think I should be able to make it.

by bbriders at Thu Nov 30, 2017 07:03 AM

I'll see if I can get home early and join for 30 minutes or so.

by Masked at Thu Nov 30, 2017 09:27 AM

I'd like too but the timing probably isn't going to work for me. Is someone taking notes?? :D

by Aamalin at Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:37 AM

I'm going to the Cowboy game, wish I could attend, maybe next time. Will the discussion be posted...

by FlexD at Thu Nov 30, 2017 04:28 PM

Discussion notes;

We just kinda chatted about the game in general, nothing too specific, I just tried to answer peoples questions the best I could.

by JJ Smitty at Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:25 AM

A few key takeaways we had:

We think mentors seem to be important for leadership on a team. We also think affinities make a difference, and also whether or not players are angry/upset/demanding trade. I for one got rid of all the conflicts in my locker room and all we have left are affinities.

We also discussed that if you have a strong #1 CB that having him shadow the #1 WR from the other team is recommended. This is under Game plan Details. Example CB Jace Norgard from Honolulu.

We also discussed about offensive game planning. While some owners believe feeding it to your best guys at all times, I'm a firm believer in spreading the ball around. Now you want probably at least 50% of your targets going to your best guys, per example WR Stan Wilt and TE Tim Morris from Honolulu. And then spread the rest out to your #2 and #3 WRs, RBs, extra TEs. This philosophy is especially true if you're running a spread offense like myself.

If I remember more I'll rewrite this post.

by Teutoberg at Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:53 PM

Thanks Teutoberg.

by bbriders at Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:09 AM

here's some more thoughts;

I found out playcalling from your cordinators play a big part of a successful gameplan on either side.

I think the list goes; (most to less influential)

Players ratings
Coaches Playcalling rating
RNG (random number generator)

In FOF7 it went like;

players ratings
Coaches playcalling

by JJ Smitty at Mon Dec 11, 2017 08:37 AM

Anyone interested in having a FOF8 discussion on Teamspeak?


JJ Smitty
Tue Nov 21 07:04 PM

I've been talking to acouple other owners and they thought it would be a good idea. I would schedule it in a week or so, Anyone interested?

That's a great idea; we get to interact a bit during the coaches draft and it was fun! I'm in!

by Jander3456 at Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:31 AM

I can't make a hard commitment but would definitely be interested.

by Ushikawa at Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:26 PM

Pending on when this happens I'd be in. It'd be fun to get to know you all better

by ThePelvicWoo at Wed Nov 22, 2017 07:53 PM

I'd join if I'm around when it happens.

by TurfToe at Wed Nov 22, 2017 08:08 PM

Same here. If I'm around when it happens I would join.

by bbriders at Wed Nov 22, 2017 08:30 PM

Ill join

by Teutoberg at Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:44 AM

Honolulu Hammerheads


Wed Oct 04 03:35 PM

Hoosier inspired me to do some write ups about my team. I hope you all enjoy reading.

2050 CFL Rookie Draft

1.21 S Orlando Stoffers, North Carolina State
6-0, 205 lbs
Very High Volatility (95)


Stoffers wasn't my 1st choice, that was S Travis Garner. That being said though I am happy with Stoffers as my 1st pick. Stoffers looks like an excellent Run Defender and he's very smart with a 45 Solecismic. 4.44 speed and other high combine scores as well contribute to why I picked him.

Endurance could be higher but he has a high Volatility and is Underrated to my scouts, so I'm expecting him to change for the better. He should with excellent combine scores, some Red and others were blue, the only black score was in Position drill at 44, which is still respectable.

Now that he's on the team, Estimates have him at 39/73. That would be awesome! Excited to see what he turns up like Ex Week 2.

by Teutoberg at Wed Oct 04, 2017 03:49 PM

2.21 CB Raymond Barry, Stanford
5-9, 184 lbs
Very High Volatility (81)
Hard to Read


Another pick where I came short of my original target, RB Miles Porcaro. He ended up being picked very early in the 2nd round.

Raymond Barry is an interesting player, he looks to be an excellent Run Defender and Punishing Hitter.. And he's a CB. But he's also only 5-9 and 184lbs so that may be a concern. He looks like a slot corner.

Another fast player acquired at 4.40. He also had other great combine scores too. Bump and Run Defense looks low at the moment, which is his only low bar skill. Looks like an average special teamer and his Solecismic is average, he could go either way when Ex Week 2 hits.

For now he's 23/60. That would be a solid 2nd if he stays high.

by Teutoberg at Wed Oct 04, 2017 04:10 PM

Way to go!

by Hoosier at Wed Oct 04, 2017 05:09 PM

3.4 WR Bubba "Gump" Harrow
5-11, 195 lbs
Low Volatility (20)
Not Interviewed

Pick 3.4 was acquired in a trade for C Alfred Smith with Atlanta.


At this point in the draft I had a lot of great options to choose from. My 3 choices were Gump, DT Tommy Marsh, and OLB Wayne Maxwell.(Whom I picked later.)

Bubba "Gump" Harrow is yet another fast and smart player, (4.41) and Solecismic(38) He had an amazing Position Drill score of 65. His route running and avoid drops are impeccable. I compared him to my current #1 receiver Stan "The Man" Wilt, and Gump beat him in every drill except for agility. So I think he may be even better than him, the bars say otherwise at this moment.

His only negative is Endurance right now. Getting Downfield looks suspiciously low for a 4.41 receiver, but we'll see. He's a perfect fit for my short pass offense regardless of GD.

30/52. I think he's going to a steal in this draft after Ex Week 2 comes. His Volatility is only 20 so I can't hope for too much a dramatic change though. He will be rated in the "Good" Category more than likely.

by Teutoberg at Wed Oct 04, 2017 05:51 PM

3.21 OLB Wayne Maxwell
6-4, 256 lbs
Very High Volatility (80)
Not Interviewed


Building Defense again in the 3rd round with Wayne Maxwell. He has great bars overall, Run Defending looks amazing, Cover skills are great and Pass Rushing skills are good too. You guessed it, he's fast too at 4.56, great for a LB.

His only knock is Endurance, seems to be a theme in this draft. He will more than likely be a 2 down linebacker with such low endurance. I don't even think Very High Volatility will change that too much, but I can hope. Regardless of how much playing time he has, he'll be an impact player when he plays.


by Teutoberg at Wed Oct 04, 2017 06:03 PM

4.3 RB Darnell Arrowsmith
5-10, 211
High Volatility (60)
Not Interviewed

Pick 4.3 was acquired in a trade with Atlanta for C Alfred Smith.


Arrowsmith was mainly picked for his receiving skills and punt returning skills. Right now his running skill bars are pretty low, but his Solecismic is High at 26 so that should increase his Hole Recognition. He has decent speed at 4.54.

As a RB he's currently 26/39. That being said, if his running stats are terrible, I can change him to a WR and he would be at 23/47 currently. This was unexpected until JJ suggested it.

Yet another High Volatility player that could be better or worse than his estimate.

by Teutoberg at Wed Oct 04, 2017 06:57 PM

Looks like a good draft for you guys, hopefully judgement day is kind to you!

by ThePelvicWoo at Fri Oct 06, 2017 04:55 AM

6.21 OLB/DE Gabriel Karpel
6-4, 257 lbs
Very High Volatility (87)
Not Interviewed


After having 5 picks in the top 99, Honolulu waited until 181 for their next pick, that ended up being Gabriel Karpel. He was originally an OLB, but I moved him over to DE. His coverage skills are nonexistent, which is why I moved him.

He has great speed at 4.61, which is very fast for a DE. Also very smart with a Solecismic of 42. Looks to have good Endurance, Run Defending looks low but he was chosen as a Pass Rushing Specialist.

Yet another very high Volatility player in this draft.
Originally 20/35 at OLB, he's now 25/47 at DE.

by Teutoberg at Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:54 PM

7.21 WR/KR Maurice Bush
5-10, 182 lbs
Very Low Volatility (4)
Not Interviewed


There's not too much to say about Bush, he was drafted to be a kick returner and because he has excellent special teams. We'll see if he makes the best 53.


by Teutoberg at Fri Oct 06, 2017 02:33 PM

Post Draft Thoughts

This draft did not go ideal for me, having missed both targets in the first two rounds. But I'm happy with the players I've selected. I was able to get very fast players, (40 times: 4.40, 4.41, 4.44, 4.54, 4.56, 4.61 and 4.72 for the 7th rounder) I was able to get some very smart players as well.

Having 5 of top 99 picks, I was able to address some needs and select some surprise players, like Bubba Harrow. I never even targeted a WR in this draft, but you never know how the draft may go.

I think I set up the team nicely for the future with this draft. For now I'm projecting 3 defensive starters, 1 starting WR, 1 RB/WR hybrid, a pass rushing specialist and a Kick Returner.

The defensive starters are all Run Defending beasts, which will eventually help my 20th ranked rushing defense from 2049. Passing defense last year was ranked 3rd overall. Bubba Gump is going to be a great fit in my Short Pass offense, he will form a great 1-2 combo with Stan Wilt.

The Draft Review seems to agree and my draft grade is an A this year, a solid improvement on last years B+ grade.

by Teutoberg at Fri Oct 06, 2017 07:19 PM

Free Agent Rule Reminder


JJ Smitty
Thu Sep 28 08:41 AM

Free agent rule;

Any free agent asking for 3 or more years MUST be offered a contract for at least 3 years for the duration of the first (pre-draft) 12 stage free agency period.

In the second (post-draft) free agency period, any contract may be offered.

Any GM violating this rule will have the player immediately cut (thus penalizing with bonus payment).

Trade Deadline is Week 8

Texas Inferno (BazookaJohnny)
Texas needs OT

Iowa City Soldiers (FlexD)
Iowa City Trade Block OL DL

Las Vegas Rounders (TurfToe)
Updated Vegas Block - LB, DE, and S

Omaha Arrowheads (JJ Smitty)
Omaha 2049 -

Honolulu Hammerheads (Teutoberg)
Honolulu Block **Updated** Starting Safeties

Fargo Sodbusters (Ushikawa)
FAR needs RB

San Antonio Stingers (ket494)
Willing to Move QB Lamar Diaz

Atlantic City Phantoms (rbeyer)
Atlantic City Trade Block

Fargo Sodbusters (Ushikawa)

San Antonio Stingers (ket494)
Pick 1-4

Alaska Kodiaks (Marven)
Alaska Kodiaks Block

Fargo Sodbusters (Ushikawa)
FARGO Rebuild Block, maybe

Honolulu Hammerheads (Teutoberg)
Honolulu Block

Denver Dynomite (Bal D'Locs)
4-3 linebacker (sacks)