2040 Reg. Season Week 3

Reg. Season Week 2 Games

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Boise
Morton
17-33, 211
Morton
3-14
Galoob
9-102
Boston
Woodard
17-24, 288
Simmons
17-58
Halama
5-130
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10


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Durham
Cobb
18-25, 261
Schoen
25-110
Heath
5-125
Arizona
Hudson
16-26, 89
Stargell
17-127
Adjemian
4-39
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Santa Cruz
Barrett
15-34, 163
Sweezey
10-18
Long
4-74
Detroit
Crane
15-20, 182
Seymour
24-84
Hopkins
5-75
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Shreveport
McGinnis
24-32, 231
Freedman
6-104
Richard
4-78
Fargo
Tubbs
22-47, 254
Chapman
16-85
Weatherford
3-84
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El Paso
Treat
23-31, 252
Huffman
18-25
Huffman
8-89
New Orleans
Trombley
18-24, 156
Backstrom
21-68
Allen
6-38
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Hartford
Calkins
10-18, 186
Hernandez
25-119
Pike
2-46
Oregon
McCarthy
25-54, 266
McCarthy
4-37
McIntyre
9-92
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35


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Albany
Griffith
26-37, 437
Mutzel
31-114
Purnell
5-169
Atlanta
Cowher
18-28, 343
Negron
7-31
Martin
9-202
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Death Valley
Vanderjagt
26-46, 281
Adamo
19-78
Goodwin
5-102
Iowa City
Boese
19-36, 237
Schultz
6-64
Dawkins
6-85
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Omaha
Nixon
12-15, 158
Grier
21-53
Lyle
4-56
Honolulu
Paulk
26-35, 287
Johnstone
5-16
England
5-91
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Brooklyn
Meadows
21-37, 166
Brandon
19-101
Tyler
3-54
Anchorage
Brewer
20-31, 230
Brewer
5-28
Jaramillo
10-85
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Tennessee
Lynch
9-24, 93
Logan
14-65
Dunigan
1-25
Tulsa
Lynch
21-30, 230
Arnold
17-77
Arnold
5-71
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Las Vegas
Springer
15-25, 184
Biakabutuka
26-56
Kalu
7-84
St. Louis
Wheeler
18-34, 87
Hastings
19-35
McGregor
3-50
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Tucson
Judy
18-37, 210
Glaros
17-170
Fierro
8-110
Baltimore
Whiting
26-40, 235
Emmons
16-111
Barker
7-58
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Seattle
Diaz
19-27, 138
Ackerman
14-36
Saba
4-50
Atlantic City
Ellard
11-22, 37
Brustkern
30-112
Polhemus
3-21
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Cleveland
Dishowitz
30-48, 304
Cabrera
14-62
Carr
5-78
Texas
Reese
23-33, 248
Chelios
11-121
Diaz
6-102
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Denver
Kiser
26-39, 347
Mathis
10-64
Williams
6-118
San Antonio
Farr
25-31, 361
Toniolo
14-42
Parker
6-113

NEWS

2040 Predictions

7 comments


JJ Smitty
Fri Oct 17 10:54 AM

1. Predict your team's record

11-5 I restructured the Team and Hope to make the playoffs.

2. Predict the winner of your division

Gonna be close between us and Durham

I'm going Omaha

3. Predict the CFL bowl winner

Going with a Dark Horse: Death Valley, they added Goodwin WR and Adamo RB.

Other predictions:

- We'll have two 1000 yard runners this year.

- Lyle will Omaha's first back to back 1000 yard receiver

- Stoner for ACI will break the 10 sack total playing WLB this year.

- Adamo will get 1500+ yards for DVY

1. Predict your team's record

7-9 We have an unproven QB backed up by a host of unproven QB's. Not sure what to expect . . .

I don't see playoffs in the cards for us this year.

2. Predict the winner of your division

San Antonio - too strong.

3. Predict the CFL bowl winner

Hartford - Their team is still strong.

Other predictions:

- Shreveport starts 3 different QB's this year.

- Shreveport hits +20 on the t/o ratio. We specifically focussed on bringing in Heavy Hitters and Ball Hawks onto the team this year. Quite disappointed with our showing last year. It will be hard with a new QB holding onto the ball too long, though.

- WR Wally Wooden needs ~1400 yards to be the all time receiving leader (yards) and he gets it. I think he'd need another year to capture the all time receptions record.

by Raven Hawk at Fri Oct 17, 2014 01:46 PM

TEXAS INFERNO (gotta figure out how to get an avatar on here and a cool banner if possible to identify my posts)
1. Predict your record: 6-10 Having just joined the league I haven't researched our divisional foes much yet but I feel like we have a lot of holes and some aging players at key positions. A veteran QB will be good enough to beat up the weak sisters of the league but not good enough to elevate a team of mediocre talents above the good teams.

2. Predict our division winner: I cannot say as I don't have the correct team names on my game yet so once I get that sorted out I can make a prediction without seeming like a total moron.

3. Predict the CFL Bowl winner: see above

Random Predictions:
1. Reese will be in the top 5 of pass attempts despite our amazing depth at RB. Our defense is going to have us playing from behind some and he will be forced to chuck it up despite our desire.

2. C Shannon Copeland will go out strong with an All-CFL quality season despite the relatively weak offensive line surrounding him.

by BazookaJohnny at Sat Oct 18, 2014 09:39 AM

TEAM: St Louis Arch

1. Predict your team's record

4-12. No decent QB and avg runners so this will be a year of restructuring

2. Predict the winner of your division

Omaha

3. Predict the CFL bowl winner

No idea since I am not familiar with the other teams outside my division (yet).

Other predictions:

- CB Kirk Davis goes for 3 (or more) Kick Return TD's

by kavdrpoo at Sun Oct 19, 2014 05:21 AM

1. Predict your team's record

8-8 I thought we had a good team last year but we went 7-9. This year we have a worse team on paper so surely that's worth an extra win.

2. Predict the winner of your division

I refuse to pick Omaha, so let's go with Baltimore

3. Predict the CFL bowl winner

Tulsa. Yep, all-world punter Quentin Godfrey gets a ring.

Other predictions:

- In week 16 we face Tucson where 2nd year CB Kent Goodwin Jr. faces Dad's team for the first time. He sabotages the game for us and gets cut in the offseason.

- QB Desmond Cobb passes Kenneth Lester in most career interceptions to hold every team passing record there is (does most interceptions really count?). Not bad for a 7th round pick (and 7.31 at that!)

- DE Matthew Burton falls short of the 14 sacks he needs to surpass Motormouth Vazquez for the most sacks by a DE in team history. But still, not bad for an undrafted FA (Burton, we all know Motormouth was a 1st round pick as he mentions it all the time)

- Our pass defense continues to be our downfall (we allowed more passing yards than any team in the league last year). We regret letting FS Conrad Peterson leave in free agency.

by Taco at Sun Oct 19, 2014 02:11 PM

1. 9-7
2. Tucson - After a year off they figure out FOF7 and return to the top of the division despite a close race with Vegas.
3. San Antonio - The pieces finally come together and Shooter stays away enough to keep the arrow pointed very up.

by TurfToe at Sun Oct 19, 2014 08:45 PM

1. Predict your team's record

14-2

2. Predict the winner of your division

Tulsa if we can find a way to beat Denver.

3. Predict the CFL bowl winner

I'm gonna go with Tulsa. I hope.

by bbriders at Mon Oct 20, 2014 05:31 PM

1. Predict your team's record

9-7 and miss the playoffs

2. Predict the winner of your division

Can't bet against Hartford

3. Predict the CFL bowl winner

Hartford to get another title

Other predictions:

- ACI will have two 1000 yard runners this year (just like Omaha!)

by rbeyer at Mon Oct 20, 2014 06:18 PM



Atlantic City Team Preview

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rbeyer
Mon Oct 13 12:09 PM

Defense: The Atlantic City defense has been the strength of the team for years and this season is no exception. A strong showing is a necessity if the team is going to contend for a playoff spot.


Defensive Ends

- LDE - Mike Hipp - 10th year - 54/54
- RDE - Curtis Borders - 5th year - 48/48
- LDE - Nathan Romanos - 7th year - 39/39
- RDE - Ryan Walsh - 8th year - 26/26

Hipp enters his 10th year as the starting left defensive end and has been a steady, yet unspectacular player. He had 6.5 sacks last season, which is his highest total since he had 9 in his rookie season. Borders enters his 3rd season as the starting right end and his main job is to stop the run. A 92 run defense rating makes him an excellent choice. Romanos joined ACI last year and has decent pass rushing abilities but has not been a big sack guy. For 2040, he is the defensive front leader. Walsh has good run defense numbers but would be replaced if the team had any cap dollars available.


Defensive Tackles

- NT - Norbert Umphenour - 8th year - 35/35
- NT - Joseph Weikel - 5th year - 39/39
- NT - Ellis Weyand - 2nd year - 16/39

The retirement of Darren Richardson is the biggest note at the nose tackle spot. Richardson spent 12 years in Atlantic City and ranks #1 all -time for starts, 2nd in hurries and 3rd in sacks. He will be missed. Umphenour has the job of replacing Richardson, and should be a good run defender. The one difference is that Umphenour is not a pass rushing nose tackle. Weikel was signed this year to provide another option and is also a good run defender who should push for more playing time as the season goes on. Weyand is a project who was signed due to his run defense potential.


Linebackers

- SILB - Dominic Castillo - 6th year - 85/85
- SLB - Corey Fisher - 7th year - 77/77
- WILB - Ellis Oland - 4th year - 31/31
- WLB - Edwin Stoner - 11th year - 59/59
- SLB - Earnest Malicki - 7th year - 41/41
- SLB - Omar Feeley - 5th year - 35/35
- WLB - Blaine Harper - 5th year - 39/39

The strength of the defense continues to be Castillo and Fisher. Castillo was named the teams designated player and signed to a one year deal. He was named an all-league 1st team inside linebacker in 2039 so he deserved every penny. Fisher was named to the all-league 2nd team in 2039 and led the team with 11 sacks. After winning a championship in Omaha, Stoner returns home thanks to a pre-draft trade. He was quickly moved from WILB to WLB, where he will try his hand at pass rushing. Oland is a run defending specialist who also is an excellent special team player. With a lot of passing teams in the league, Oland will be replaced in the nickel package about 70% of the plays. Malicki is a good all-around player who can spell Fisher on occasion. He is not happy as a backup but dude, you are playing behind one of the best linebackers in the league so chill! Harper is listed as a WLB but may see plenty of time at WILB due to excellent run defending skills. Feeley is a backup at both inside spots.


Safeties

- SS - Chris Parrish - 5th year - 42/42
- FS - Zach Dallesandro - 6th year - 44/44
- FS - Kerry Hanson - 8th year - 38/38
- SS - Leroy Talley - 5th year - 39/39
- FS - Neil Riffel - 6th year - 37/37

Long time safety Wendell Myrick was not resigned so this position is in a state of flux. Parrish enters his second season at ACI and gets his first chance as a starter. He is a solid overall player across his ratings. Dallesandro was one of the bigger free agent signings for the Phantoms and brings experience to the safety spot. A career 80%+ pass defense percentage was a big reason why he was given a $14 million dollar, 3 year deal. Hanson is a good pass defending safety who can step in as a starter but is not long term solution. Talley started 3 games for Atlantic City in 2039 but is better suited to backup duty. Riffel is another free agent signing that really excites the team due to his excellent zone defense skills.


Cornerbacks

- RCB - Ralph Myers - 5th year - 58/58
- LCB- Brent DiStefano - 10th year - 49/49
- LCB - Leo Pasquarella - 9th year - 45/45
- RCB - Allen Gilmore - 5th year - 41/41
- LCB - Lukas McAleese - R - 17/26

Myers, a first round pick in 2036, continues get better and better ratings wise and is not the top corner on the roster. DiStefano has been a pleasant surprise and boasts an 82% pass defense percentage at the other corner spot. It seems like every other year Pasquarella tests free agency and then returns to ACI. I am not sure if that is a good or bad sign. Anyway, he is a good run defender and zone coverage guy who should see plenty of time as the nickel back. Gilmore has been a nice surprise as a backup corner / dime back. McAleese was a 5th round flyer in the draft who, so far, has a big bag of nothing. I hope he enjoys his one season in Atlantic City because he will be gone at the end of the year.

by rbeyer at Thu Oct 16, 2014 08:16 AM



Atlantic City Draft Analysis

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rbeyer
Thu Sep 25 11:17 AM

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.


First Round

Jeffrey Emack

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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
Actuals: 58/71

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.



Second Round

Zion Price

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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
Actuals: 25/53

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.

Fifth Round

Lukas McAleese

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CB - Iowa - 5' 11" - 189 lbs
5th Round. Pick #5-16. #144 Overall
Pre-Draft Grade: 5.40
Pre-Draft Adjusted Grade: 5.40
Key Combine Scores: Solecismic 27, Agility 27
Actuals: 15/30

McAleese is a bit on the small side but his combine / bars point to a possible nickel back. He looks to be an excellent zone defender with exceptional ball skills.



Seventh Round

Brant Flannery

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QB - Colorado - 6' 3" - 233 lbs
7th Round. Pick #7-13. #206 Overall
Pre-Draft Grade: 4.60
Pre-Draft Adjusted Grade: 4.60
Key Combine Scores:
Actuals: 11/45

Atlantic City drafted a project in Flannery. Combines were not great but the bars look pretty good. That is usually the makings of a flop but in the 7th round it is worth the chance.

by rbeyer at Sat Sep 27, 2014 07:06 PM



Cleveland: The Flat Out Truth

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Hoosier
Tue Sep 16 09:56 AM

Team Overview

Financials

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.


Personnel


Twenty nine souls on the roster.

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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.

Cleveland Flats 2040 Rookie Draft

1.13. WR Howard Duncan, Eastern Michigan Eagles
6-0, 201 lbs.
Fits In

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He looks like a great possession receiver, and since we only have three wideouts on the roster, it's a no brainer for Cleveland. And with third year wideout Neil Wilcox (56/56) coming off of injured reserve, the Flats are very thin at wideout.

by Hoosier at Wed Sep 24, 2014 06:49 PM

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2.12. WR Bucky Gonzalez, Virginia Tech Hokies
6-2, 200 lbs.
Low Volatility
Fits In


Our second straight wideout, his bars caught my eye. His combines are average everywhere except Sole, Agility, And PSpec which are great.

Endurance Bar sold the deal.

by Hoosier at Thu Sep 25, 2014 09:25 AM

Both rookie wideouts have great bars in Specials, an area often overlooked. Both have great Pos Spc bars, and I like both of their Strength Bars. They're a bit of a mirror image of one another, and with such a small number of wideouts on our roster, Endurance has to be strong.

We may not be received well ingame with the draft review, but dag nab it, we're better now.

by Hoosier at Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:33 PM

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3.11. DT Ray Logan, Mississippi

6-5, 321 lbs.
High Volatility
Fits In

The only thing missing on this guy's bars is Punishing Hitter. He's a six five technique tackler with very nice Pass Rush Technique and Pass Rush Strength. Run Defense Bar looks nice as well.

Combine wise he has three great scores in Dash, Sole, and Agility, and his Bench Press is only two away from Great, so he's high average.

He'll work with defensive tackle mentor Jose Cerqua, an eight year pro who's pissed about being franchised.

by Hoosier at Thu Sep 25, 2014 04:23 PM

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4.18. DE Nicky Stauffer, Virginia Tech Hokies
6-4, 280 lbs.
Average Volatility
Fits In

Drafted for depth at the defensive end spot, he is a technique tackler with good Endurance, Play Diagnosis, Pass Rush Technique, and Run D.

Combine wise he has great scores in Dash, Sole, and Agility. But poor scores in Strength and Broadjump pretty much contributed to his drop.

by Hoosier at Fri Sep 26, 2014 01:16 PM

Free Agent Signs With Cleveland

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Wideout Winfred Pearson, a third year CFL pro originally drafted in the second round of the 2038 CFL Rookie Draft by Fargo has signed with Cleveland. Pearson played collegiately at Kansas State, and the former Wildcat signed a three year deal worth $17 M dollars.

Pearson has played in all thirty two games in his career, but has only started in three.

by Hoosier at Fri Sep 26, 2014 01:26 PM

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5.17. CB Ed Knops, Missouri State Bears
6-0, 196 lbs
Average Volatility
Fits In

Good Bars in Man 2 Man, Zone, Bump N Run, Play Diagnosis, Endurance, and Specials.

Combine scores look average across the board with one great score in Sole.

He looks like a dime or nickle back who'll never intercept a lot of passes but will defend, and a Specials contributor.

by Hoosier at Fri Sep 26, 2014 06:15 PM

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6.16. FS William "Mr." President, Central Florida Golden Knights
6-0, 207 lbs.
Fits In
Very High Volatility

Drafted for depth at safety and for Special contributions. Combines are pretty vanilla, and his bars are pretty sprinkled with some areas better than others.

(sounds like a damn ice cream sundae, doesn't he?...vanilla ...sprinkles...lol)

by Hoosier at Sat Sep 27, 2014 05:47 AM

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7.15. LS Jeff Springer, Purdue Boilermakers
6-4, 251 lbs.


He's a long snapper, and we didn't have one on roster. And a cheap one, at that.

by Hoosier at Sat Sep 27, 2014 09:57 AM

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Sixteen year kicker John Oates has been cut by Cleveland. The Flats front office tried to renegotiate Oates contract, but Oates was quoted as saying .."I Can't Go for That, No Can Do."

It left Cleveland with no choice but to free up a lot of cap space and cut the veteran kicker. "We think John was Out of Touch with his salary demands so we had to use a little Adult Education and cut him."

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Which brings us to his replacement, kicker Rich Dahlin. Dahlin played at Northwestern and was drafted in the sixth round of the CFL 2034 Rookie Draft by Tulsa. In seven seasons he has hit on 81% of his field goal kicks, with his best season last year where he connected on 93.5%.

"Dahlin does the same thing, but much cheaper, and a bit better." Hoosier Owens.

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Former Penn State Nittany Lion and Boston Bee guard Monty Kacyvenski has signed with Cleveland. Already well liked by fans, Kacyvenski gives Cleveland a chance to spell 12 year guard Gabe Tuell. Tuell's Endurance Bar is but 12, and his career is filled with injuries.

"I think every offensive line needs a polish presence and now we have one. I wouldn't be surprised if he wound up starting this year." Hoosier Owens.

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Cleveland fans already recognize new free agent cornerback Tim Meinhardt. The luxury of a Big 10 college market helps.

Meinhart was a former first round pick in the 2038 CFL Rookie Draft taken by Hartford. Meinhart played collegiately at Minnesota.

Recognized by fans, Meinhart has solid bars and has played in all thirty two games during his two year tenure, but has only started fifteen. He has a career pass defense % of 80.7., and has four interceptions to his credit. He's registered 84 tackles and 26 assists.

"He'll get the chance to play and start here. Our current left corner, Ahmed, has ZERO Endurance Bar, and while his cover skills are adequate, much more suited for dime and nickle packages." Hoosier Owens, G.M.

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Lynch In Younger Days At SIU

Veteran QB Released. Fourteen year quarterback Monty Lynch has been cut from the squad after one season. Simply put, Cleveland needed the money spent on Lynch to complete the roster and get to a full complement of 52 players.

Which means second year quarterback Leon Dishowitz (13/50) is the starting quarterback as it stands now.



How They Landed: The New Rookies
Draft Review: B+

1.13. FL Duncan 26/50
2.12. SE Gonzalez 19/44
3.11. RDT Ray Logan 22/54
4.18. RDE Nicky Stauffer 17/39
5.17. RCB Ed Knops 22/40
6.16. FS William President 17/39

by Hoosier at Mon Sep 29, 2014 07:39 AM

Great write-up

by rbeyer at Mon Sep 29, 2014 08:17 AM

Agreed, Great write-up

by bbriders at Mon Sep 29, 2014 09:26 AM

Internet imtermittent, Comcast is coming out today to shoot the lines, and I may not be on much this weekend.

Just an fyi

by Hoosier at Fri Oct 03, 2014 06:43 AM



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Tue Sep 16 09:26 AM

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