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Mon Jun 10 04:17 PM

2070 Las Vegas Rounders Draft Review

Spencer Gochanour OT Boston College
6'7" 336 lbs

Spencer Gochanour's draft day started like any other blue chip prospect's draft day. He had the suit, his phone, his agent, and his parents by his side in the green room. As with many drafts, someone starts to slide and that's where this young man's worst nightmare came true. As he watched his peers realize their dreams, his was dashed in 32 painful selections. Day 2 of the draft didn't fare much better until his phone rang right before Las Vegas called his name. The kid is as dumb as a brick, has a short fuse, and a competitive streak that many confuse with a bad attitude. Gochanour is still fairly green which meant with all things considered, no one wanted to roll the dice. This was not the case with Vegas, who felt the risk of him being a total bust was worth the 2.18 risk they wagered. The wager was placed, the dice were rolled, and both fans and detractors can't wait to see the outcome. They thought he was pissy before, wait until they get a load of this kid with a chip on his shoulder.

Camp Notes: Gochanour definitely had a chip on his shoulder in training camp. Things were going well until there was a kerfuffle between Chip and the journeyman OT Bryan Matthews asking the rookie to carry his bags. Chip told the veteran he should carry his own bags until he could carry his weight on the right side of the line. This wasn't the first time Matthews caused trouble at camp after he was vocal about losing snaps to Cooper Hahn last season during Hahn's final season in Vegas. Following the first action of the season, Chip has not only emerged as the starting right tackle for Vegas, but he has also emerged as the face of this offensive line. Chip has blossomed into the man they call The Goocher.

Training Camp: +6/+5
Judgment Day: +4/+1

Roman O'Donnell CB Penn State
5'9" 187 lbs

Vegas really needed to go secondary in the 2nd round but couldn't pass on a blue chip prospect that fell into their lap. Fast forward 3 more rounds and the likes of Roman O'Donnell are the best of the rest. O'Donnell is a hands-on, aggressive cover corner who lacks size and power but makes up for it with tenacity and annoyance. He's not afraid to put a hat on a runner but lacks the size to do it with authority or by himself at times. O'Donnell's slight frame does raise concerns in the durability department but his speed, man, and zone skills are needed in an aging Vegas secondary.

Camp Notes: O'Donnell looked like one of the good news stories early in camp, but the speedster's shining star waned quickly. Size and power are important at this level and the more O'Donnell was challenged by the size and speed of others, the quicker the luster wore off.

Training Camp: +6/-1
Judgment Day: 0/-7

Drew Beadnell OG Mississippi
6'2" 305 lbs

Beadnell is like any other offensive line pick - it's nothing sexy or exciting unless you enjoy watching large men that enjoy running through other large men. Beadnell is known for doing just that - he projects to contribute significantly in both the run and pass game in Vegas and take the reins from fellow meathead Bart LeFavor at some point soon.

Camp Notes: Beadnell has been working hard in the shadows of RT Gochanour and 2069 3rd-rounder, LG Thames, who both stole the show during camp and through the first pre-season game. The beat reporters point out that Beadnell is not quite the dozer that LeFavor is, but he is 3 times the pass protector. Beadnell has carved out his role as the swing guard of this unit, which may not be as flashy as perennial starting RG but can be a very lucrative career in the CFL.

Training Camp: +4/0
Judgment Day: -1/-3

Alex Anzivino WR Tennessee
5'8" 188 lbs

When you are a short, light WR, you typically are there for your speed. What happens when you are a short, light, and slow WR? Well, you bench more than anyone taller, bigger, or faster than you. Anzivino had a productive college career and finished his senior year with impressive numbers. The numbers weren't record-setting, but considering how small and slow this guy is they should be a record of some kind. Anzivino didn't really impress in drills at the combine either, but his tape speaks for itself. He runs routes with the best talent in this class, he always makes catches beyond the sticks, and he would run through a wall just for an opportunity to make a catch. He's not going to make any appearances on ESPN's top 10 segments, but he's the guy you look to when you absolutely need a catch. Vegas started this draft rolling dice and they have shown no signs of stopping any time soon. The dice are out!

Camp Notes: Anzivino's inability to showcase his skills during combine drills carried over to camp. The young wideout lost reps to the other young guys trying to secure a roster spot and struggled when he did get opportunities. Anzivino may not even work his way into the lineup for pre-season reps. The Rounders may have crapped out on this roll of the dice.

Training Camp: +3/-1
Judgment Day: -1/-7

Van Harrison CB Illinois
6' 0" 200 lbs

Harrison made a name for himself at U-of-I as a shut down corner. He never achieved ball hawk status because he simply has no hands, but he became known for his ability to sniff out a play and break up passes in crucial moments. "The Rat" is not the most athletic secondary prospect, but he has pro speed and a nose for the ball. Harrison projects to a strong safety in Vegas due to his ability to man up, disect plays, and lay the lumber. His knack for finding the ball and punishing whoever has it or wants to catch it can lead to some missed tackles occasionally, but he's still steady tackler and asset in the run game. Harrison either has no clue how to play zone or bails on his zone responsibilities in search of the ball or big hit, so his opportunities at CB or as an every down Safety may be limited at the next level unless he can learn to be disciplined.

Camp Notes: Harrison excelled during camp while transitioning from CB to SS. His ascension stalled in his first action of the pre-season and currently looks to be in the thick of a roster spot battle in a crowded secondary.

Training Camp (CB to SS): +5/+1
Judgment Day: -1/-5

Elias Wilkerson OT Texas - El Paso
6' 5" 314 lbs

Wilkerson is a raw talent out of UTEP who may have done himself a disservice by choosing to go to school near family. This Tulsa product wanted to play in Texas and UTEP gave him his shot, which may have cost him some development during his 4-year college career. Wilkerson amassed enough tape for CFL scouts to see his potential, but while Wilkerson has the size and the numbers to play LT in the league, he has to show significant strides in his development this next year to fulfill his life-long dream of playing in the CFL.

Camp Notes: The Goocher and Thames stole the show during training camp with Beadnell stealing the rest of the eyes trying to find a training camp story on the offensive line. Meanwhile, Wilkerson was putting in work and gaining favor among the Rounders' coaching staff. While the staff is excited about the Goocher, they are just as excited about this kid who will be the swing tackle and understudy behind LT Turner.

Training Camp: +4/+1
Judgment Day: +2/+8

Perry Forrester LS Northwestern
6' 3" 251 lbs

Known more for his contributions in class at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, Forrester is a big guy that can't block and isn't athletic enough to be a receiving tight end at the collegiate level, much less in the CFL. What he can do is snap the ball accurately and to a place holder in 1.17 seconds. A number like this doesn't just get you a job as a long snapper in the CFL, it gets you drafted to do that job.

Camp Notes: Forrester beat out Upshaw for the LS roster spot and despite improvement during training camp, regressed a little to start the 2070 pre-season. Everyone says, "Fuck Kickers!", kickers say, "Fuck Long Snappers!".

Training Camp: +4 Long Snapping
Judgment Day: -2 Long Snapping

Notable UDFAs

Otis Pierce CB Missouri
6'0" 201 lbs

Pierce was on the Rounders' draft board but further down than the available picks allowed. Pierce was moved to SS during camp where his man and run skills could be utilized better. In his first game as a Rounder (only 32 plays), he led the team in tackles and assists while logging one of the defense's 2 interceptions. Pierce saw limited action in his 2nd pre-season game but still managed to record 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble on 8 snaps. Someone get this kid more reps.

Judgment Day (CB to SS): +2/+6

Gus Cheramie RB Oregon State
5'10" 198 lbs

Cheramie was an afterthought, but with a 92 volatility and a rating of 39/39 seemed like a worthwhile gamble in late free agency. The 24-year-old was developed and demonstrated an impressive ability to hit the hole during his free-agent workouts. Cheramie didn't get many looks during his first pre-season game but will get more opportunities to supplant Rocco as RB3 this pre-season.

Judgment Day: +4/+7

Good stuff

by Vitostallion at Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:19 PM

Love it. Good write up man.

by JJ Smitty at Wed Jun 12, 2024 02:22 PM

Camp notes and Camp/JD ratings added. Notable UDFAs also added.

by TurfToe at Tue Jun 25, 2024 09:29 AM

Link: http://www.thecfl.us/fof_draft/

To register, go to the link above and select the register tab. Your username is your teams full city name. For example, my username is Omaha.

Make sure you use the name below for your team;

Atlantic City
Boise City
Death Valley
El Paso
Iowa City
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New Orleans
San Antonio
Santa Cruz
St. Louis

As always, you must register before the draft clock starts or your picks will be autopicked for you.

Draft runs from 8 am MST to 10 pm MST.

Draft time;

Round 1: 2 hours
Round 2: 2 hours
Round 3: 1 hour
Round 4: 1 hour
Round 5: 1 hour
Round 6: 30 Minutes
Round 7: 30 Minutes

If you miss a pick then your time is reduced by 50% for the remaining rounds.

Also, there are no Rollbacks so make sure you pick the right player and that your priority list are correct.

Please register early and let me know if you see any problems. Happy drafting!

Instructions for the LIVE Coaches Draft:

Time\Date: May 22nd @ 6 pm MST/ 7pm CST

Using Discord to Chat and Streaming


Open the Retain Staff window and when you click on "Finished with Renegotiation's" the Set Staff Draft window will appear.

This is where you will set your preferences for your coaches but this doesn't work in game for the live coaches draft so you have a couple choices;

1. Join the live coaches draft and draft live using discord

2. Send in a list of coaches you want me to draft for you. example below;

3. Just go with what you have, I'll skip your pick. (This is a change so the CPU doesn't change your coaches on their own)

Make a list of the open coaches from the game.

Live Draft Preference list example list;

Owner - JJSmitty
Team - Omaha

Head Coach;

1. Johnny Rogers - 43
2. Tommy Thomas - 54
3. Reggie Riley - 61
4. Rich Rod - 34
5. Keep my guy

Off Coordinator;

Name - Age
1. Timmy Toms - RB - West Coast - 47
2. Ron Hashpipe - QB - Spread - 51
3. Lonnie Morrison - WR - West Coast - 60
4. Willy Wiskey - OL - Balance - 37
5. Bill Smith -WR - Spread - 57

Def Coordinator;

Going to keep him

and so on with the other coaches.

Also, remember to PM me your list or join the Draft live. If not, I'll skip your pick so the computer doesn't change your coaches on their own.

*** I'm using Discord to Stream the draft.

Thanks guys and lets have some fun with this.

Vegas Diaries - 2069 Edition


Tue Mar 05 02:30 PM

This thread will be the game-by-game breakdown of the Las Vegas Rounders' 2069 season as seen by ChatGPT.

ChatGPT input was a few minimal directions and a dump of the basic game log.

Week 1

The CFL football game between the Los Angeles Outlaws and the Las Vegas Rounders was an intense battle that took place in Las Vegas, NV, under clear skies and 91-degree weather with a slight 2 mph wind. Las Vegas won the toss and elected to receive, setting the stage for an action-packed game.

In the first quarter, both teams showcased their offensive prowess with calculated plays and strategic maneuvers. Las Vegas opened the scoring with a touchdown by Noah Finley, followed by a successful extra point, taking an early 7-0 lead. However, Los Angeles quickly responded with a touchdown of their own, courtesy of Jim Ellison's pass to Ryan Lyons, tying the game at 7-7. The first quarter ended with both teams demonstrating strong defensive plays, setting the stage for an exciting remainder of the game.

As the game progressed into the second quarter, both teams continued to showcase their offensive and defensive capabilities. Las Vegas managed to break the tie with a successful field goal, taking a 10-7 lead. However, Los Angeles retaliated with a field goal of their own, tying the game once again at 10-10. The second quarter ended with the score tied, highlighting the competitive nature of the matchup.

Entering the third quarter, both teams intensified their efforts to gain the upper hand. Las Vegas capitalized on Los Angeles' mistakes, scoring a touchdown to take a 17-10 lead. Despite Los Angeles' valiant efforts, they were unable to match Las Vegas' offensive momentum, ending the third quarter trailing by seven points.

In the fourth quarter, the intensity of the game reached its peak as both teams fought fiercely to secure the victory. Las Vegas' defense proved formidable, intercepting Jim Ellison's pass and extending their lead with another touchdown, bringing the score to 24-10. Despite a late interception by Los Angeles, Las Vegas maintained their lead until the final whistle, securing a hard-fought victory over their rivals, the Los Angeles Outlaws, with a final score of 24-10.

Throughout the game, both teams exhibited exceptional athleticism, strategic gameplay, and unwavering determination, making it an exhilarating spectacle for CFL fans everywhere.

by TurfToe at Tue Mar 05, 2024 02:44 PM

Week 2

The game between the Detroit Vampires and the Las Vegas Rounders took place in Detroit, Michigan, with fair weather conditions at 46 degrees Fahrenheit and a 9 mph wind. Detroit won the toss and elected to receive.

In the first quarter, the game started with Abel Rhoden kicking off for Las Vegas, with Orlando Turner returning the ball for 15 yards to the Detroit 33-yard line. Despite a penalty against Detroit for offensive holding, they managed to advance with a pass completion from Scottie DiCosomo to Brandon McGee for 36 yards, setting up a touchdown run by John Shannon around right end. Emmitt Craig's extra point put Detroit ahead 7-0. Las Vegas quickly responded with a touchdown of their own, with David Kaesviharn completing a pass to TE Ryan McWilliams for a 5-yard score, tying the game at 7-7. Detroit regained the lead with another touchdown pass from DiCosomo to Avery McCloskey, tying the score at 14-14 with an extra point from Craig.

In the second quarter, Las Vegas pulled ahead with a touchdown pass from Kaesviharn to Gene Ungerer, followed by a successful extra point, putting them ahead 14-7. Detroit then tied the score again with a touchdown pass from DiCosomo to McCloskey, making it 14-14 after Craig's extra point. Las Vegas managed to take the lead again with a field goal by Abel Rhoden, putting them up 17-14 just before halftime.

After halftime, the third quarter saw both teams struggling to gain significant momentum, with Detroit tying the game once more with a field goal by Craig, making it 17-17. Las Vegas managed to regain the lead with another field goal by Rhoden, putting them ahead 20-17 as the third quarter came to a close.

In the fourth quarter, Las Vegas extended their lead with a field goal by Rhoden, making it 20-17. Detroit attempted to respond but faced difficulties, including a blocked punt by Las Vegas. Despite their efforts, Detroit couldn't overcome Las Vegas's defense, and the game ended with a final score of 20-17 in favor of the Las Vegas Rounders.

Overall, it was a closely contested game with both teams showing resilience, but Las Vegas ultimately emerged victorious with a narrow three-point margin.

by TurfToe at Tue Mar 05, 2024 02:50 PM

Week 3

And we're back, folks! Welcome to a gridiron showdown in Sin City where the Las Vegas Rounders are hosting the Seattle Spartans in this high-stakes CFL matchup! The Rounders came into this one looking to extend their winning streak, while the Spartans are hoping to pull off a huge upset on the road. Let's get right into the action!

The game kicked off under clear skies and mild temperatures, perfect conditions for some football. Las Vegas won the toss and elected to receive, setting the stage for a fast start. From the get-go, it was clear that the Rounders' ground game was firing on all cylinders. Running back Mark Gredzinski set the tone early with some powerful runs up the middle, showing great vision and burst through the line of scrimmage.

But it wasn't just the ground game that was working for Las Vegas. Quarterback David Kaesviharn was sharp in the pocket, connecting with his receivers on some big plays downfield. Wideout Caleb Stuart and tight end Ethan Davis were instrumental in the passing game, finding openings in the Spartans' secondary and moving the chains.

Defensively, the Rounders came out with intensity, pressuring Seattle's quarterback Kent Tyler and forcing some errant throws. Linebacker Buddy Hargreaves was a force to be reckoned with, wreaking havoc in the backfield and disrupting the Spartans' offensive rhythm.

As the game progressed, Las Vegas continued to dominate on both sides of the ball. Running back Noah Finley showcased his versatility, contributing both as a rusher and receiver out of the backfield. And let's not forget about the Rounders' special teams, with kicker Abel Rhoden nailing field goals and extra points to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Despite a valiant effort from the Spartans, including some impressive plays from their own standout players like wide receiver Andres Asimov and running back Joel Sallee, they couldn't overcome the relentless pressure from the Rounders.

In the end, it was a convincing victory for Las Vegas as they secured another win at home and solidified their position atop the CFL standings. Final score: Las Vegas Rounders 27, Seattle Spartans 6.

What a game, folks! The Rounders put on a clinic in all phases of the game, showcasing why they're a force to be reckoned with in the CFL. Stay tuned for more thrilling action as the season unfolds!

by TurfToe at Tue Mar 05, 2024 02:50 PM

2069 Las Vegas Rounders Draft Review

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Tue Feb 06 04:14 PM

2069 Las Vegas Rounders Draft Review

1-01 (1)
David Kaesviharn QB Fresno State
6'1" 210 lbs

All three QBs were considered the guy for Vegas at one point or another leading up to the draft. In the end, Kaesviharn heard his name called by Commissioner Smitty for the first overall pick to kick off the 2069 draft. Woodson was the clear favorite arm in this class but the combine exposed an athletic monster in Bey, who had one of the best combines of the decade. However, after the interview cycle finished, it was Kaesviharn who emerged atop the Vegas draft board. With the second-best arm in the draft and the best soft skills of the bunch, Kaesviharn should be the answer in Vegas.

2070 Update: K-Money had a solid rookie campaign, leading the Rounders to a 9-7 record with a 22-1 TD-to-Interception ratio. He showed steady growth throughout the season and when the interceptions started showing up later in the season it was due to asking the rookie to do too much. Kaesviharn has gone +17/+1 since 2069 training camp.

3-07 (71)
Avery Thames OT Oklahoma Stater
6'0" 306 lbs

After trading up from 1.09 to 1.01, we had to send our 2.08 and 3rd next year up to Seattle. With 10 Tackles and a handful of Guards gone by the early 3rd, we liked Thames to step in as our swing Guard on day one. With LeFavor heading into his 9th year, it won't be long before Rottinghous returns to the right side and Thames takes over at LG.

2070 Update: Thames has transitioned well from RT to LG and looks to be stealing reps at LG with the first team. He lost a few points both current/future when making the move but has gone +18/+6 since 2069 training camp.

4-06 (102)
Martin Boeck WR Indiana
5'11" 188 lbs

We had a hard time deciding between Boeck and Doersburg here. Boeck's combine was a tale of two outcomes, but his skills are very intriguing. Boeck enters a young WR room with another new addition of Bobby Burns via free agency. Burns and Ungerer are the vets who can hopefully steer these young bucks in the right direction. We had WR Harder as a late-3rd/early-4th grade but it's the CFL and we couldn't get back into the mid-3rd so we went with the next WR on our list. We are counting on Boeck's hands, 3rd down catching, route running, and big-play receiving to support Kaesviharn's upcoming campaign.

2070 Update: Boeck stepped into a mixed Z/slot role in his rookie campaign and ended up leading the team in targets/receptions. His big play ability was apparent with the longest pass play on the team and the most TD's among receivers. He is set to be the starting Z across from Burgess at the X. Boeck has gone +17/+1 since 2069 training camp.

4-07 (76)
Duane Doersburg S Penn State
6'0" 205 lbs

When you can't decide between two guys, call Mikey for a trade. Boeck was our guy at 4.06, so if we couldn't make a reasonable trade here, we still go WR Boeck and hope our guy falls. Doersburg had the bars we wanted to backfill an aging Safety and looks like a poor man's Mitch Wickes - he just trades some CB bars for a little zone skill. This was the first pick where we deviated from our usual valuation method, so if Duane doesn't make the cut, we won't be surprised.

2070 Update: Duane was able to make the 53-man roster in 2069 but never saw any action. 2070 brought with it a crowded secondary room and 6 other safeties for Duane to compete with. The good news for Duane is that he is in the 4th spot and on target to make the roster again. Doesburg has gone +11/-2 since 2069 training camp.

5-05 (133)
Dustin Cheatwood S Penn State
5' 11" 198 lbs

Cheatwood was high on our list and even though we went with Doersburg with 4.07, we couldn't let Cheatwood and his combine slip any further. His broad jump is the only blemish on his combine and we don't believe his bars are accurate. It's been a while since we let combine dictate a pick. It's still unclear if Dustin is a corner or safety but we'll make that determination at some point.

2070 Update: Cheatwood was cut in the final cuts down to 53 in 2069.

7-08 (200)
Toby Connell RB Wisconsin
5' 9" 205 lbs

This is where we like to find combine-only guys and we already warmed up with Cheatwood in the 5th, so let's roll with Connell in the 7th. His combine scores suggest these bars are heavily masked. Or they're not and we're wrong. Again, no surprise whichever way he turns out. We are looking forward to his development and hopeful unmasking.

2070 Update: Connell went +2/+3 after camp in 2069 and was carried through training camp in 2070 strictly for his min/max bar profile and high volatility, but he didn't make the cut down to 60 for pre-season.

7-23 (215)
Tony Meier QB Kansas State
6' 2" 215 lbs

I don't know why we had QBs on our list still. The deck is stacked against Meier right out of the gate, as he is the 5th member of our QB room and we'll be surprised if he makes the 60-man roster heading into the pre-season. We'll be chasing down a guy or two in 2nd FA that were after Meier on our list.

2070 Update: Tony who?

2070 notes added.

by TurfToe at Wed Jun 26, 2024 12:26 PM

Trade Deadline is when the week 9 sim is completed

Los Angeles Outlaws (Vitostallion)
2070 Los Angeles block

Miami Talons (bbriders)
Miami Talons Block

Las Vegas Rounders (TurfToe)
2070 Las Vegas Block

Oregon Bandits (mac88)
Oregon Block

Iowa City Argonauts (Shooter)
Iowa City Trade Block

Honolulu Sharks (SweenDawg)
Honolulu - 2070 Trade Block