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FFMD II '20 - Houston Texans Front Office

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FFMD II '20 - League Discussion Thread / Guidelines

Sign Up Thread is Located in the GM Mock Draft forum.




The sign up process officially begins on Wed, March 25th but if you're feeling froggy feel free to sign up now.  Providing we have an adequate number of members signed up, we'll end the GM hunt on March 31st.  If you are interested in contributing to the successful relaunch of FFMD, we encourage you to join by submitting your request for either General Manager, Creative Writer and Draft Analyst by heading to the signup thread in the GM Mock Draft forum.

Schedule of Events - Eastern Time Zone

  • General Manager (GM) & Creative Writer (CW) Sign Up Open - Wed, March 25th @ 10:00 AM

  • GM & CW Sign Up Close - Tues, March 31st @ 12:00 PM (noon)

  • GM Announcement - Tues, March 31st @ 8:00 PM

  • NFL Team Rosters Locked & Cap Finalized - Thur, April 1st

  • NFL Draft Begins - Fri, April 3rd @ 9:00 AM

FFMD is a forum-wide GM mock draft designed to give the members of the site a fun way to pass the time during the dry spells of the offseason taking place April 1st and takes us to just a few days of the irl NFL draft.  There were two versions of this mock, however we will only be operating version 2. FFMD II, consists of a full 7 round mock draft with the ability to trade picks and/or players without the stress of a salary cap or the confusion of a free agency.  Current free agents, not signed by another team by Apr. 1st are relocated back to the original team.

To encourage membership at the GM level our plan is to reduce the typical workload previously required of the general manager.  We will be doing the following which in theory will provide you with more time to communicate with your group and not having to worry about keeping track or collecting information.  We hope that these changes will encourage you to join the FFMD experience.

  • The “League Office” will post the initial discussion thread aka team war room within each team sub forum.  This provides everyone regardless of their level of interest looking at it with all the information they’ll need to participate in a structured format.  We’ll ask that each moderator assigned to their team forum pin this war room thread so that it remains at the top of the thread.

    • This war room post will be titled FFMD II ‘20 - [Team Name] Front Office.

      • It will contain links to the primary discussion thread housed in the GM Mock Draft sub forum.

      • Guidelines

      • Important dates (schedule)

      • League workbook (described below) 

  • A single google doc workbook is used to keep track of everything FFMD, which will house the following information.  

    • Draft board / Draft Order

      • Used to list and track available and selected draftees.

        • This has been used in both tcmd, bdl and other GM mocks for several years with great success.

    • Team Roster sheets for all 32 teams designed to display and track every transaction.  Both tcmd and bdl have used something very similar in the past and this will be a much more simplified version of those workbooks.

      • Roster data is collected by us.

      • Important information is displayed and updated automatically.

  • In the past, only the GM and a coGM were the only ones permitted to seek trades from other members.  Now any member of your group is allowed to seek out trade inquiries that can be delivered to your war room for debate and vote on.  

As the GM your responsibilities are a bit more involved than other members within your front office therefore your final vote in which players are selected during the draft and finalizing trades does carry a little more weight, after all you are the General Manager.  So for example, if you have a couple different options for an upcoming pick and the war room is split on which player to take as the GM it’s your responsibility to make the final decision. 

General Managers or an elected member within your front office are required to post each transaction you make within the League Office thread.  We will update the workbook based on the data posted.

General Manager Best Practices

  • Be a leader not a dictator.

  • Listen to the feedback & suggestions from all participating members of your front office.

  • Keep your war room thread informed

    • Create discussions early on items such as “team needs” so that everyone within your group is on the same page.

    • Stay on top of the action by starting the discussion early enough that your front office has the necessary time to discuss various options.

    • Give your front office more control to scout for potential trades.

@EaglesPeteC - Commish

@ny92mike - League Office Lead

@Counselor - FFMD Board

@Packerraymond - FFMD Board

@MikeT14 - FFMD Board

@mountainpd - FFMD Board

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I will be using this thread as our de facto "War Room".

All are welcome with input.

Trying to piece together (1) consensus team needs (Fire B'OOB!); (2) trade block; (3) trade targets; & (4) draft targets.

Our current FA's (that have not been signed by other teams) "come home".  But I know some would be trade fodder.

I'll start...

Team Needs

X-WR (if you don't think Stills can get it done)



G/T (right side vet)

IOL (G/C) not really, but why not

CB upgrade (I'm ok with Roby & Conley with LJJ or Hargreaves in slot... I just think the CB room needs some oomphTechnically, JJo comes home!?!


Proposed Trade Block (bold  = current FA)

RB Lamar Miller

RB Carlos Hyde

WR Keke Coutee

G/T Senio Kelemete

 TE Kahale Warring or Jordan Thomas

T Chris Clark or Rick Leonard or Elijah Nkansah or Kyle Murphy

S Jahleel Addae


Potential Trade Targets

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) replace :( Nuk?

TE Foster Moreau (OAK) swap for Warring or Jordan Thomas

G/T Joe Haeg (TB) vet depth on right side

T/G David Quessenberry (TN) never should have been allowed to leave

G/C Ryan Groy (LAC) (FA)

Edge Bud Dupree (PIT) (FR) probably too expensive

Edge Ben Banogu (IND) Texan 

Edge John Simon (NE) former Texan     

Edge Aaron Lynch (CHI) (FA) depth

DE PJ Hall (OAK) since we signed Timmy J, probably not needed

DL Albert Huggins (PHI) former Texan; depth DE

DE James Looney (GB) Pack moved him to TE, but would be depth DE

DL Ray Smith (SF) I liked him out of BC; depth DE

NT Marcell Dareus (JAX) (FA) replace Reader

NT Eli Ankou (CLE) former Texan; depth NT

S Eric Rowe (MIA) liked him out of college

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First, hope all are doing well.  Second, wanted to invite you all to participate (or even take over leadership) of this FFMD2 (focused on draft + trades) to occupy some of our time.   @ET80 @Pastor Dillon @Drained @mse326 @Texansfan713 @Marco79 @amazingandre  @lumberjackchris  @Apollo Stallion  Feel free to invite others as well!

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33 minutes ago, Pastor Dillon said:

Is this with roster as of today or from the beginning of the off season?


fire BOB right away and hire Dabo 

Roster as of today (e.g. Timmy J. On roster)

I was thinking Bienemy

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