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FFMD II '20 - Indianapolis Colts Front Office

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Welcome to FFMD 2020

Attention Moderators:  We are requesting that you priority pin this thread. @Wyld Stallyns

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FFMD II '20 - Official Workbook

FFMD II '20 - League Discussion Thread / Guidelines

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

CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED

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FFMD WANTS YOU....

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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Long story short, a group of us have worked hard to bring FFMD back. We'd love to see your forum get involved and give it a fair shot. Hit me up if you have questions

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Wasn’t sure if we’d see this return. Thanks to everyone taking the initiative. 

My work is considering itself “essential” therefore I’m still going to be working during this crisis so I’m not going to have the availability to be GM so if any Colt’s forum posters believe they have the time it would be great to have a Colt’s GM be a Colts fan. Otherwise we might have a another teams forum member be our GM  which we’ve had before 

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I am still at work, and I run my own business, so I'll have to pass.....but will be willing to give support an ideas to someone who can. 

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Hello Colts Fans,

We'd love to have one of the Colts' fans represent your forum in our relaunching of FFMD, but we are coming up close to our April 1st GM announcement. If we don't get a someone to step into the GM role from this forum in the next day or so, we are going to start looking at offering the spot to fan of another forum. I hope that if we do decide to go that route that you all will weigh in and help whomever the GM winds up being. 

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Hi all, I have been selected for the Colts GM for this. I will lay out kind of my general overview of an outsiders opinion of your roster and how to go for it this year later tonight, still have an hour of work left. 

Absolutely happy to hear your opinions as we go through the simulation!

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2 hours ago, Packerraymond said:

Hi all, I have been selected for the Colts GM for this. I will lay out kind of my general overview of an outsiders opinion of your roster and how to go for it this year later tonight, still have an hour of work left. 

Absolutely happy to hear your opinions as we go through the simulation!

Excellent Choice!!! Be glad to help you anyway I can. 
QB- pretty much set with Rivers and Brissett but a late round project QB isn’t out of the question 

HB - Mack and Hines are pretty much set for the heaviest of the load but a later round back is possible

FB - we’ve had some on the roster at times but likely use a blocking TE instead

WR - Hilton, Pascal and Campbell are locks for  the team. Any drafted WR would have to completely outplay Pascal to be the starter week 1. 

TE - Doyle and Alie-Cox are both really solid blockers who can catch the ball here and there but aren’t significant pass catchers. We need a pass catching TE who can block a little. 

OL - starters are set but depth behind them is terrible. Le’Raven Clark is the top backup with both Joe Haeg and Josh Andrews signing elsewhere.

DL - Kemoko Turay should (barring injury recovery) replace Jabaal Sheard at LE and Denico Autry could play that DE/DT role moving outside on run plays and inside on passing plays.  
pass - Turay - Autry - Buckner - Houston 

rush - Autry - Buckner - Stewart - Banogu/Turay 

LB - Colts rarely have 3 LBs on the field at the same time Leonard and Walker are the starters with Bobby Okereke the first guy off the bench. 

CB - Kenny Moore is the slot guy and our top CB, for now. Ya-Sin should start next to him and Rhodes steps in when we go 3 CBs 

FS - Hooker and Odum with Odum playing special teams and filling in if Hooker goes down 

SS - Khari Willis is locked in here but the need for a solid third safety is needed 

Special Teams  - Chase  McLaughlin, Rigoberto Sanchez and Luke Rhodes. The team made it appear that if Vinatieri wants to come back he is welcome but I don’t know if that is still the case. 

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Hey folks, just wanted to drop in and see if you are interested in trading for a Kicker?

Dallas has two: 

1. "Kobra" Kai Forbath - went 10/10 with Dallas last year

2. Greg "The Leg of Zeus" Zuerlein - just signed.

Let me know if you have any interest. 

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2 minutes ago, ny92mike said:

@Wyld Stallyns @Packerraymond 

You guys have been on the clock for awhile time is about to expire in 5 minutes.  

If someone could make the pick hate to see your team skipped.

Thanks.

Sorry for the holdup sir. Working out a trade.

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Took Neville Gallimore with the 44th pick. With Buckner and Gallimore added I think there's some real subpackage interior juice there.

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