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    ItŽs just past week 3 of the 2053 Season

    The start to the season has been a bumpy one for the Gladiators. After taking over the Wheel of the franchise in late 2052, Damien Lawrence (thats gonna be the RP Name of the Anchorage GM) watched the Team somehow stumble into Divisionals, where they crashed down hard. And what Fans called a good season ended with a very low low - and the table perfectly set for Lawrence to take the franchise into the future. And his will to do that showed when he renewed major parts of the staff. And so the gladiators sailed to new horizons.

    Well
    Thats what everyone thought. But the GM very quickly showed us what his line of business was: He wanted a team to play for the prize. Not in 3 years. NOW. Draft Picks were spent left right and center to aqire players and teh result in the end was a roster that many considered not even near worth the sacrifice. And before the first game fully under his watch, Lawrence was the target of the critics.

    A 3-1 preseason that still left a lot to be desired loud criticism hat declined but Optimism or Hype? Sceptical is the word that described the Fanbase.

    And it didnt help the mood that after not having picks in 2nd 3rd and 4th round the first 5th rounder for the Gladiators was..... Kelly Goeas, a kicker.
    A.
    Kicker.

    And then the Situation at WR and TE. The public was screaming at Lawrence to just fire Noah Zenger at WR to pay Holdout Dustin Daschle... LAwrence kept his will. Daschle went and Zenger stayed.

    Now, shortly before week 4 the mood has changed. Lawrence had publically stated that from now on major investments will only be made for young players with poential to carry the franchise on their shoulders.

    On top the Makeshift team he put together for this year doesnt seem very organic but somehow is working, standing undefeated after 3 weeks.

    Lets focus a bit on the games, especially the last onces.
    Criticism about the Zenger Decision were shut down completley after Zenger was the Player to keep the unit together, fire them up and calm them down, scoring a TD and 2 100 yard games along the way.

    Another guy silencing critics was J.B. Shah. Well known as a trouble maker Lawrence signed him and last week he stepped up with 2 TD Catches.

    Another Big Story last game was the Redzone Offense.
    IŽll just let this stand here: 6 TDs. On 6 Visits.
    Anchorage showed how to finish games.

    And that all with just 328 yards? How can that be.
    Fiel position m*****f*****
    3 INTs and 4 Punts into the 20 sealed the deal.
    And mentioning the punts: That wasnt all that easy. WIth punter Julio Tongue injuring himself in Week 1 Kicker Goeas took over. As insiders report he felt so uncomfortable however, that the moral of the ST Unit was on the verge of breaking. And Like an Angle from the Sky Vinny Van der Linden showed up, signed 20 Hours before the last game and booted the ball like his life was on the line.

    Overall this unit doesnt look like they could keep up the wins. And thats not just because of their total inability to rush the passer. The Numbers and looks just overall dont tell that story. But then again the last game gave a whole town so much life... And during preseason noone would have expeceted this start as well.

    Oh and before i forget lets credit another guy with major part in that somewhat surprising start: Shawn Sullivan. He isnt playing like Jesus Reincarnate. But he does exactly what is asked of him: He doesnt make mistakes.

    Also notable is that there are no indications of further movement in the roster. Slowly but surely the dealine is crawling towards us and it looks like Lawrence will take that squad to fight for what is now his franchise and his city.

    So lets see what anchorage can do against 0-3 Memphis, when the Ancient Warriors face the Ancient Rulers: Gladiators vs Pharaos.

  • #2
    Good read man!!

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    • #3
      excellent write up, now lose a couple games and let us back in the race.

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      • #4
        Good stuff! Gets me extra stoked for our Week 5 showdown today!

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        • #5
          BREAKING NEWS AT ANCHORAGE

          +++ With Rookie Mack Kelly still on Practice Squad and Starting Safety Sanford Carter out for another 2 months on a broken Leg, Gladiators sign 12 year Veteran Rico Greer to reinforce their Secondary. Carter suffered a painful injury just after he seemed to have won the Staffs Favor over Larry Blackwell, who will be looking to put up good plays the next weeks to clinch the spot once again. +++

          +++ After the last 3 Games showing the team breaking down Criticism has started to rise again in almost every area. Major Rumors include:
          QB Griffith starting in home game against Division Rival Washington and Rookie O-Lineman Vinny Lochtefeld starting as well. +++

          +++ It seems like there is major Conflict between Damien Lawrence and Henry Mills, the Defensive Coordinator. According to inside sources Lawrence is considering of solving the LB Situation for next year not with a rebuild of the unit but the release of Mills after just one year. While Mills is trying to get Lawrence to heavily invest into a rebuild at LB, Lawrence is blaming Mills for forcing players into an unfit Scheme. Lets see of results can calm the two down or they can sign a peace treaty soon. WeŽll keep you posted. +++

          +++ Speaking of LBs: At practice multiple totally different personell groups could be observed. And while it remeins to be seen, who will be starting against Washington and if this unit can recover, it seems to be a done deal that Nicholas Banks will be benched until further notice. Banks came over in the offseason in a Trade with the sharks and enjoyed great trust of the GM. But even with a supporter this powerful he couldnt stay in place any longer. WeŽll keep you posted on him as well. +++

          +++ Defensive Star ILB Freddie LaTendresse to play 100% again, despite not being taken of Injury Report, sources suggest.+++

          +++ WR J.B Shah and RT Courtney Holtz have been involved in a brawl in a local bar in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. In an official statement of the team it was said that, and we quote, "Both will have to explain themselfes, but for now no further actions will be taken as all witnesses report that they were merely defending themselfes." Both did participate in practice today, seemingly recovered.+++


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          • #6
            I start to really enjoy this readings :)
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            • #7
              +++ QB Shawn Sullivan seems to have a secure spot for the rest of the season. After the first wave of chaos due to the turn the season took, everyone on the Organisation seems to agree that they want sullivan to lead the team in a try to make a second effort towards playoffs.+++

              +++ Following the bar incident and a terrible performence against washington, Offensive Tackle Courtney Holtz was expected to be hit with major sanctions. However things stayed rather quiet. Intel suggests that Holtz was fined 10.000 Dollars alongside WR J.B. Shah and - to get back to football - Holtz is also reported to be switched Back to his accustomed spot at the Left Side of the Line after holding the right side for the season up to this point.+++

              +++ Although the Gladiators stayed quiet and didnt fabricate a trade since week one rumors for the offseason are already spreading. And the biggest rumor is that there are no rumors yet. It can be expected that after this offseasons shot in the blue a slow and methodical rebuild can be expected over a couple of years. Considering the rapidly shifting starters this season it appears that the season could just be a huge fight for guys to stay on the roster next year, expecially at LB and WR. WeŽll keep you posted.+++

              +++ Struggle at CB: Nate Brecher and Junior Villagomez seem to battle it out at the spot for 3rd string corner. The former being deemed an underrated genius in Zone Coverage, while Villagomez has made a name for himself as a naughty Man to Man guy who provides run support to his LBs. It should be fun to see those totally different guys compete for their spot in this young CB Unit.+++

              +++ Mood in Anchorage seems good overall. Despite the 3 Game losing streak, the city has calmed down somewhat. And while the fans cant be expected to be extatic due to the situation these guys are ready for some football and ready to support the team over a bad season that is lurking. However Damien Lawrence doesnt want to hear any of that. "We lost 3 games so far. WeŽll take it one game at a time and anything can happen in this sport. We are aiming for playoffs and that hasnt changed." +++

              +++ Lets go Back to Larry Blackwell - Taking over at SS Blackwell is certainly making the most out of his chance taking 2nd Place in Tackles on the team. Overall however the safeties havent been great in Pass Coverage for anchorage, showing in the teams 26th Ranked pass defense. However, while looking at stats lets give all our fans out there a nice stat for once: Our Gladiators Forced the most turnovers of any team this season. Lets ignore that we cant cash in on them shall we?+++

              +++ Nicholas Bank reported to still only recieve a greatly decreased number of snaps+++

              +++ Finishing off with the injury report: WR Mealey Dixon Deactivated due to a major viral Infection. S Sanford Carter Expected to be out another 2 months with a partially broken leg. CB Earnest Dennis woke up with strange and massive headaches, sources say. His ability to play is doubtful. However, the Gladiators get back Mario Jefferson at CB, who was out since week 2 with an arm injury.+++

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              • #8
                Nice read!! Keep it up!!

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