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San Antonio Gunslingers (Expansion Team Sim) - Second Season

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Defensive look:

I'll edit this, but just wanted to ask one question.

Still nagged by the Clowney trade. The question is whether the spare parts Houston received are worth the 3rd round pick going to a mid-to-late 2 with no spare part players.

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1 hour ago, Techbert said:

Defensive look:

I'll edit this, but just wanted to ask one question.

Still nagged by the Clowney trade. The question is whether the spare parts Houston received are worth the 3rd round pick going to a mid-to-late 2 with no spare part players.

I think so. That's why I bumped it to a 2nd. But it's a fair concern. I'll throw in DE Jordan Willis too to give them a spare part.

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2 hours ago, Techbert said:

Instant Analysis:

(Bold are shared players. Ital are players I have had in the past. I am looking with the same lens that I use on my own players, which is sometimes harsh.)

qb - better keep Goff healthy! Kessler has concussion stuff going on, and that is hard for fans to gauge from a distance. Rypien has some promise but was a cut. May want to make another roster move.

rb - Kamara is a talent, and I think will get a ton of receptions this year as Brees' arm shows failure due to age. Hunt will be back after 8 games, but will miss all team activities. You have to think there will be opportunity for major carries when he gets there. We both hope CJ Anderson has another year in him. Zenner is plus in special teams and can run tough, but pass pro is his weakness. Need more depth. Might run shy on carries.

te - Strong top 2, but needs a 3rd te. Love Kittle. Like Goedert.

wr - Allen Robinson needs to prove his big contract, and Tyler Boyd needs to show he can shoulder WR1 with Green out. I would think Beebe will be the slot for Minny, but who really knows what they will really do for a full season? Wrong Mike Thomas lol. Needs depth. Would run short of catches, but you have the TEs and Kamara.

ol - Work has been done. Still needs more. Nsekhe is a journeyman getting old, and Brown needs to step up from what he did last year. Edoga looks like he might have a future. Osemele has not taken many snaps for the NYJ this year due to health, so he still needs to integrate. I think you want to swap Tretter and Whitehair. I've been rooting for Lamp for some time, but we need to find out what is left after injuries.

Offensive summary: Great skill position starters, with major depth issues everywhere. OL improved but unlikely to take you as far as Goff and the RB's would expect to go.

(Defensive look tomorrow, or at least soon.)

 

I'm actually feeling pretty good about my depth. It's better than it has been. Obviously, if you lose a starter, there will be some drop off, but I think I have some guys who could contribute in such a scenario. Your point about QB is well taken. I added Brian Hoyer because Kessler's concussions are a concern. I dropped Rypien to my practice squad. At HB, I think Zenner can hold down the third HB slot. He's a good special teamer and a solid enough HB. He only has to hold it down until Kareem Hunt is back. At WR, Mike Thomas is finally healthy and coming off a stellar preseason. I've always been a fan of his and thought he was capable of more at WR. He might be finally living up to that this year. Most significantly, though, he's one of the NFL's best special teamers. Auden Tate has shown flashes as a big man who can make catches in traffic. Beebe is seen as a potential breakout player in Minnesota this year as their slot WR and brings special teams value. I also like Stanley Morgan. I could see him becoming a NFL contributor with time.

At TE, I claimed Nauta because I love his blocking as a 3rd TE, and he's sure-handed, if unathletic. I think we have one of the best TE duos in the NFL with Kittle and Goedert. 12 personnel will be our base set with Robinson, Boyd, Kittle, Kamara, and Goedert as our main receiving options (unless Beebe has a monster year). Finally, I think our OL depth is stellar. Fleming is one of the league's top swing tackles, I think Edoga can be a starting OT (maybe even a starting LT) down the line, I am hopeful that a finally healthy Lamp can step up and take the starting job away from Tretter (giving us Tretter as an amazing utility man backup on the OL), and you're right about switching Whitehair and Tretter. I had not realized that Whitehair slid over to guard this year. If Lamp steps up and becomes the player I think he can be, I'll slide Whitehair back to Center. If Lamp does become that player, we'll have a really good OL. I think Nsekhe has proven over the past few years that he's a serviceable LT.

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1 hour ago, jrry32 said:

I think so. That's why I bumped it to a 2nd. But it's a fair concern. I'll throw in DE Jordan Willis too to give them a spare part.

I don't think you need to. I think you could just announce you are adjusting the amount each team pays Clowney this season, which is variable and does not affect what we do, unless you are bumping the cap.

The main reason I brought it up is that it is hard for outsiders to evaluate players in a trade rather than draft picks, and BO'B definitely wanted win now players over draft picks.

Florio thinks this guy is the problem in Houston, and I can't dispute that.

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1 hour ago, jrry32 said:

I'm actually feeling pretty good about my depth. It's better than it has been. Obviously, if you lose a starter, there will be some drop off, but I think I have some guys who could contribute in such a scenario. Your point about QB is well taken. I added Brian Hoyer because Kessler's concussions are a concern. I dropped Rypien to my practice squad. At HB, I think Zenner can hold down the third HB slot. He's a good special teamer and a solid enough HB. He only has to hold it down until Kareem Hunt is back. At WR, Mike Thomas is finally healthy and coming off a stellar preseason. I've always been a fan of his and thought he was capable of more at WR. He might be finally living up to that this year. Most significantly, though, he's one of the NFL's best special teamers. Auden Tate has shown flashes as a big man who can make catches in traffic. Beebe is seen as a potential breakout player in Minnesota this year as their slot WR and brings special teams value. I also like Stanley Morgan. I could see him becoming a NFL contributor with time.

At TE, I claimed Nauta because I love his blocking as a 3rd TE, and he's sure-handed, if unathletic. I think we have one of the best TE duos in the NFL with Kittle and Goedert. 12 personnel will be our base set with Robinson, Boyd, Kittle, Kamara, and Goedert as our main receiving options (unless Beebe has a monster year). Finally, I think our OL depth is stellar. Fleming is one of the league's top swing tackles, I think Edoga can be a starting OT (maybe even a starting LT) down the line, I am hopeful that a finally healthy Lamp can step up and take the starting job away from Tretter (giving us Tretter as an amazing utility man backup on the OL), and you're right about switching Whitehair and Tretter. I had not realized that Whitehair slid over to guard this year. If Lamp steps up and becomes the player I think he can be, I'll slide Whitehair back to Center. If Lamp does become that player, we'll have a really good OL. I think Nsekhe has proven over the past few years that he's a serviceable LT.

I will point out that Hoyer, Rypien, Zenner, Morgan, and Nauta do not have jobs right now, or did not have jobs when you wrote above. That does not mean you are wrong about them; it means we cannot prove you are right about them, at least not until something happens. (I do agree you are accurate in at least a couple of the above, but I can't prove it either.)

I'm not a fan of Demby, and think Tretter/Whitehair are your top 2 centers. That's enough. It appears Lamp can play at the Dan Feeney level right now, or very close. So inside you probably have 4 acceptable players at 3 positions. At tackle, I see Fleming as "acceptable" rather than "top." Difference of opinion. I like what Edoga can be, but am not sure of where he is right now. Certainly reasonable tackle depth.  So that is 3 acceptable bench players so you are fine there. You carry 4, and I might have done the same. My biggest line question is about your starting tackles, and the season will affirm or disprove that quickly enough.

Anyway, good job on your offense so far. We are talking about it as a team, rather than as a collection of disjointed players, and that is a main waypoint of these simulations.

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23 hours ago, Techbert said:

I will point out that Hoyer, Rypien, Zenner, Morgan, and Nauta do not have jobs right now, or did not have jobs when you wrote above. That does not mean you are wrong about them; it means we cannot prove you are right about them, at least not until something happens. (I do agree you are accurate in at least a couple of the above, but I can't prove it either.)

I'm not a fan of Demby, and think Tretter/Whitehair are your top 2 centers. That's enough. It appears Lamp can play at the Dan Feeney level right now, or very close. So inside you probably have 4 acceptable players at 3 positions. At tackle, I see Fleming as "acceptable" rather than "top." Difference of opinion. I like what Edoga can be, but am not sure of where he is right now. Certainly reasonable tackle depth.  So that is 3 acceptable bench players so you are fine there. You carry 4, and I might have done the same. My biggest line question is about your starting tackles, and the season will affirm or disprove that quickly enough.

Anyway, good job on your offense so far. We are talking about it as a team, rather than as a collection of disjointed players, and that is a main waypoint of these simulations.

Hoyer is fielding offers. He'll have a job soon. Rypien, Morgan, and Nauta will end up on practice squads. Zenner will likely end up somewhere during the season after an injury. Even if he's not, he put up solid numbers last year and is merely a placeholder until Hunt comes off the suspended list. Demby is our 9th OL. If he sees the field, we're in trouble. But I am keeping him because Aaron Kromer seems to be high on him. I hold Kromer in very high regard. I understand the questions at tackle. I wish Nsekhe had ended up somewhere he could start. Because he always played well in Washington when thrust into action, but it seems Buffalo wants him as a swing OT behind their two young guys. Honestly, depth is easily the most difficult part of this because I don't have the ability to put together a 90-man roster, watch the guys practice and play in the preseason, and then make choices with the input of coaches. 

EDIT: With the contract Hoyer signed with the Colts, I'm not going to match that, so I signed Taylor Heinicke instead.

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Head Coach: John DeFilippo
Offensive Coordinator: James Campen (OL/RGC)/Graham Harrell (QB/PGC)
Defensive Coordinator: Kris Richard

Offense (23)

QB: Jared Goff/Taylor Heinicke
HB: Alvin Kamara/C.J. Anderson/Zach Zenner
XWR: Allen Robinson/Mike Thomas
ZWR: Tyler Boyd/Auden Tate
SLWR: Chad Beebe/Stanley Morgan
TE: George Kittle/Dallas Goedert/Isaac Nauta
LT: Ty Nsekhe/Chuma Edoga/Cameron Fleming
LG: Austin Corbett/Alex Bars
C: J.C. Tretter/Jamil Demby
RG: Cody Whitehair/Alex Bars
RT: Orlando Brown/Chuma Edoga/Cameron Fleming

Defense (27)

SDE: Michael Bennett/Sam Hubbard/Ronald Blair
NT: Matt Ioaniddis/Albert Huggins/Cortez Broughton
UT: Sheldon Richardson/Matt Ioaniddis/Andrew Brown
LEO: JaDeveon Clowney/Sam Hubbard/Jachai Polite
WLB: Eric Reid/Jatavis Brown/Shaquem Griffin
MLB: Leighton Vander Esch/Jack Cichy
SLB: Shaquil Barrett/Kyler Fackrell/Shaquem Griffin
LCB: Richard Sherman/Daryl Worley/Jalen Mills
RCB: Marcus Peters/Daryl Worley/Jalen Mills
SLCB: Desmond King/Julian Love
FS: Nasir Adderley/Jalen Mills/Obi Melifonwu
SS: Jamal Adams/Kemal Ishmael

Special Teams (3)

K: Greg Zuerlein
P: Michael Dickson
LS: Justin Drescher 
KR: Desmond King
PR: Chad Beebe

Commissioner's Exempt List: HB Kareem Hunt

IR: HB Rodney Anderson/WR Penny Hart/DT Timmy Jernigan (Return)/OG Kelechi Osemele/OG Forrest Lamp

Practice Squad:

QB Brett Rypien

WR Tanner Gentry

WR Emanuel Hall

TE C.J. Conrad

OL Tony Adams

DE Jeff Holland

DT Joey Ivie

MLB Scooby Wright III

CB: Corn Elder

S Tray Matthews

2020 Draft Picks:

Round 1

Round 3

Round 4

Round 6

Round 7 (PHI)

2021 Draft Picks:

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 6

Round 7

Moves:

Placed NT Timmy Jernigan on IR (will return)

Signed NT Albert Huggins off the Practice Squad

Added DT Joey Ivie to the Practice Squad

Placed OG Kelechi Osemele on IR; signed OL Alex Bars from PS

Traded 2021 5th round pick for OL Austin Corbett; released Jamil Demby to Practice Squad

Activated CB Jalen Mills from PUP list; demoted Corn Elder to PS

Placed OG Forrest Lamp on IR; signed Jamil Demby from PS; added Tony Adams to PS

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Okay, I'm going to toot my own horn. I got Shaq Barrett for $5 million per year, and he has 8 sacks in 3 games lol.

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I think this might be my final year with the Gunslingers. Will start over and create a new team from scratch after this season.

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