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 Post subject: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:01 am 
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Well, you can't keep the old fart down. Evidently the Stampede has chased off the old owner, and I'm going to try to reign them in a bit.

It's been a while, and i'm trying to get used to FOF 8. Limiting myself to two leagues, the Imperial and the CFL. Two of the oldest in FOF that I know, and it looks like a nice way for a retired old fart to keep himself entertained. Again.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:15 am 
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Continuing the tradition. I like the crimson/maroon (you pick one) and gold that the original Stallions owner had, and so we're returning to the basic colors from seasons past.

The old button just never cut it for me. (and yeah, I made it).

Just look to your left and look at it. :smt006

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:45 am 
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GM "Hoosier" Daddy's Team Review (Well, the Highlights).

Offensive Line

A pair of second year offensive tackles, Odegard and Fredrickson, impress me at first glance and they look solid. Eight year veteran tackle is the only other tackle on roster and he seems like a viable stop gap, and I'm going to experiment by putting him in at left guard for the next game.

Offensive Guards:

Nonexistent. Man, I've seen better on a pee wee flag football club. Enuff said.

Centers:

Second year center McElroy looks like a solid project with solid potential in run blocking and endurance, but his very low volatility and lack of strength is problematic. Cannot figure out why the young center hasn't played a single snap, and we'll correct that oversight.

Five year pro center Howard couldn't pass block to save his life.

GM's Plans:

We have got to get better guards and a solid center to anchor a unit with a decent foundation.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:23 am 
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Stampede vs. Santa Cruz Game Notes


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Center Bernie McElroy, undrafted free agent from Colorado State, gets his first start.

Second year center Bernie McElroy (20/52) gets the nod and starts his first game taking snaps. A finesse blocker at 6 foot 7 inches, the undrafted free agent deserves a good long look. He's never snapped the ball in preseason or regular season, so it's going to be interesting.

Offensive tackle Rod Baker, an eight year CFL veteran, gets the starting nod at left guard. "Our tackles on both sides of the line are excellent, but the offensive guards and center leave a lot to be desired. We'll take some long looks." G.M. "Hoosier" Owens.

And for some reason the young center didn't take a snap despite putting him in at the starting position. Gonna take some time to figure this one out, but he'll get some snaps one way or the other.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Boise 2049 Draft Standouts

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1.12. LDT Kerry Bays, Illinois
6-1, 299 lbs
Low Volatility/Recognized

Current Rating: 60/83

Standout Bars: Run D, Pass Rush Strength, Play Diagnosis, Punishing Hitter, Endurance, and Special Teams

Hoosier's Observations: Rookie has started all 12 games and is playing well. 45 tackles so far, 14 assists, two and a half sacks with two hurries on qb. Toss in 12 Special Teams plays. Affinity.

Hoosier's Outlook: I like this rookie. In next offseason I really think I need to find a defensive line mentor to help this rookie develop.


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2.12. CB Devonte Valdes, Murray State
5-10, 186 lbs
Low Volatility
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Current Rating: 37/44

Standout Bars: Bump and Run; Run Defense; Kick Returns

Hoosier's Observations: His only weak area in coverage is Man to Man, everything else looks solid. Bump n Run sits at 70 and is solid. Kick Returns at 61/72 solidifies his place on the team.

Hoosier's Outlook: Not a bad pick at all. Solid. Double dipping on Special Teams play is never a bad thing.

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Boise Signs Rookie Offensive Guard

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Rookie Free Agent Offensive Guard Signed, Starts

OG Junior Sexton, a rookie free agent who played at the University of Virginia, has been signed by Boise. "We really needed help at the offensive line, and I liked him. The only knock is his strength. He's more of a finesse blocker, but his potential on pass blocking is very good." G.M. Hoosier.

Stampede's Front Office signed several other unsigned free agents. "Depth is a problem, and we need to make a strong push for the playoffs. We're in a tight race, and hopefully this baptism under fire by the newly signed young free agents pays off." Hoosier.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
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Hoosier's Ramblings


As a team, Boise has nowhere to go but up. Finishing the seaason at 6 and 10 ensures us a top ten pick in the CFL Rookie Draft, and we need a lot.

Roster challenges.

Leadership.

Stampede has three mentors on the team. Three. And that's a problem.

Offense:
I like the young ofensive line, and I like the young guys we added mid season to the o line, but we need mentors on that o line or we're going to flounder. The strongest position on the o line sits solidly with the tackles. Boise ranks third on Roster Strength at the tackle slot, and that's a solid beginning. Guards and centers are near the bottom. That has to change.

Turnovers

Minus six on Turnover Margin isn't going to produce a winning season. Stampede fumbled the ball 26 times this season. When you compare that to only five rushing touchdowns, and that's a glaring weakness. We have nowhere to go but up. Throw in 16 passing touchdowns being overshadowed by 17 interceptions, and the Offense is pretty offensive.

Defense:

The glaring weakness on D is at the cornerback position and at linebacker. We just don't have the players. Both corners and linebacker Position Ratings have us at the bottom of the league.

Ouch.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
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Awesome. I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:35 am 
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2050/2051 Offseason

Stampede Coaching Changes

Defensive coordinator Dustin Bandhauer has retired. Coach Bandhauer served 16 years in the CFL and was known for his work with defensive linemen. Bandhauer began his career with Omaha in 2024. His stint with Boise was lackluster.

New Defensive Coordinator

Aaron Horn has been hired to take over as the Defensive Coordinator for Boise. Player Development, Young Talent, Discipline, and Scouting Ability bars are excellent.

Horn has 23 years of experience and excels at the 4-3 defense.

New Assistant Head Coach

Jermaine Harrison has been hired as the Assistant Head Coach. Player Development, Young Talent, and Scouting Ability bars are excellent.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:51 pm 
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Rookie Draft

1.9. MLB Brandon Foss, Purdue
6-1, 245 lbs
High Volatility
Adjust Grade 6.30.
Interviewed: Hard 2 Read.

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I know, I know. An IU Hoosier alum drafting a Boilermaker. Might lose my Cream n Crimson Card after this, but we needed a big linebacker, and this guy fits the bill.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:00 pm 
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I like this pick. He was #3 on my list for my 1.05 and 1.07 picks.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:13 pm 
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2.9. WLB Perry Owens, Tulsa
6-0, 237 lbs
Very Low Volatility
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We will keep him at weak linebacker. We're upgrading our defense and he adds a lot of skills including specials.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
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3.9. LCB Jackie Ballard, Indiana
5-10, 182 lbs
Low Volatility
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Combine scores are average except for Sole Score which is way above average. I like his Endurance, Specials, Play Diagnosis, and a few other bars are solid. He'll add to Specials and eventually give us better depth at the defensive back slots. He may not be a super star, but I need solid players that won't make dumbass mistakes right now. Developing depth and Special Teams is a must right now.

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4.9. LG Jack "Not Joan" Crawford, Montana State
6-2, 295 lbs
Very High Volatility
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I don't like drafting "Very High Vol" rookies, but sometimes you need to throw the dice. The kid has the Endurance Bars I like, and the other bars are average. Good Bench Reps, Agility, and Broad Jump scores. Drafted for depth on the o line.

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5.9. S Nickolas Guinn, UTEP
6-0, 198 lbs
High Volatility
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He has solid bars and solid scores across the board, with outstanding numbers in Sole and PSPEC. Definite upgrade to our nickle packages. Specials bars in coverage looks outstanding. Solid contributor.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:29 am 
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Great write-ups.

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 Post subject: Re: Boise Stampede
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6.9. TE Phillip Joseph, Iowa State
6-3, 247 lbs
Low Volatility
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Blocking Bars look good, Big Play Receiving, Courage, and Endurance Bars look great, Special teams bar looks like a winner. Not the strongest TE on the board, but we'll take him.

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7.9. KR/WR Brody Benton, Mississippi State
6-0, 201 lbs
Low Volatility
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Kick Returns caught my eye, and Avoid Drops, Big Play Receiving, and Courage. The dude is a kick returner.

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Free Agent Mentors Signed

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Sponsored by Mentos!

Middle Linebacker Dana de los Santos, Mentor to Inside Linebackers, and SLB Archie "Meathead" Bunker, Mentor to Outisde Linebackers, have been signed by Boise.

Both Linebackers have an affinity with one another, despite having never played together before.

"We have to give our newly drafted rookies some leadership, and these two old farts do just that." GM Hoosier.

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Glad to see De los Santos land on his feet. He was awesome for us for years.

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How the Rookies Landed

Well, we drafted for potential starters, overall depth, and Specials contributors. Only disappointment was the 7th round KR pick. It's going to take some time to get this team where I want to be positioned.

1.9. MLB Brandon Foss, Purdue
High Vol
42/74

2.9. WLB Perry Owens, Tulsa
Very Low Vol
28/50

3.9. LCB Jackie Ballard, Indiana
Low Vol
32/43

4.9. RG Jack Crawford, Montana State
Very High Vol
27/49

5.9. SS Nickolas Gunn, UTEP
Very High Vol
20/50

6.9. TE Phillip Joseph, Iowa State
Low Vol
29/41

7.9. KR Brody Benton, Mississippi State
Low Vol
23/28

Free Agent Rookies

S Horace Williamson
19/39

K Ernest Howard
35/52

TE Marcus O'Donnell
20/59

FB Brian McElroy
18/55

QB Edwin Horowitz, Georgia Tech
Pre TC: 14/51

WR Matthew Hickman, The Citadel
Pre TC: 14/35

WR Jackson Runge, Army
Pre TC: 11/32

FL Alec Echevarria, Cincinnati
Pre TC: 20/35

C Heath Kelly, Illinois
Pre TC; 20/44

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Holdouts!

Three veteran Stampeders are holding out. Nine year veteran QB Tyrus Mount, twelve year pro Split End Kenyon Bell, and fourth year veteran Defensive End Dalton Lynn are asking for big bucks.

We have the money. Two have been offered new contracts. QB Mount is the only pro we're rethinking.

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Rookie Free Agent Signings

TE Marcus O'Donnell, Oklahoma
6-4, 257 lbs
Very Low Vol

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The only knocks I see about the rookie are his Courage and Adjust to Ball Bars. Everything else looks spot on.

S Horace Williamson, Iowa
5-9. 199 lbs
Very High Vol

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SPecial Teams, Interceptions, Punishing Hitter, and especially Punt Return Bars caught my eye. He could be a great Punt Returner and Specials contributor.

FB Brian McElroy, Michigan
5-11, 233 lbs
Low Volatility

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Another Specials contiributor, he does look like a very solid Third Down Power Back.

K Ernest Howard, Ohio State
5-11, 196 lbs
High Vol

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Looks like a solid field goal and extra point kicker. Definite improvement on kickoffs.

QB Edwin Horowitz, Georgia Tech
6-2, 218 lbs
High Volatility
DNI
Pre TC: 14/51

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Horowtiz has four bars that are poor: Sense Rush, Read Defense, Third Down Passing, and Deep Passes. I liked his mobility and Roll Out tendency.

WR Matthew Hickman, The Citadel
6-1, 205 lbs
Very High Volatility
DNI
Pre TC: 14/35

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Avoid Drops, Courage, Punt Returns, and Third Down Catching caught my eye. Never a bad idea to draft punt returners and improve Specials.

WR Jackson Runge, Army
5-11, 192 lbs
High Volatility
DNI
Pre TC: 11/32
CUT!
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Drafted for his Kick Return, Specials, and Courage Bars.
Cut because his Specials Bar drastically dropped.


FL Alec Echevarria, Cincinnati
6-1, 213 lbs
Low Volatility
DNI
Pre TC: 20/35

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Avoid Drops, Courage, Endurance, Specials look solid.

C Heath Kelly, Illinois
6-2, 284 lbs
Very Low Volatility
DNI
Pre TC; 20/44

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The only bar that concerns me is Blocking Strength. Finesse snapper.

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