GWJ Madden League 2.0 (XBox 360): Season II Week 2

Week 2

Eagles vs Patriots

49ers vs Cardinals

Giants vs Redskins

Vikings vs Lions (LeroyOG)
LIONS WIN!!! 47-14

Buccaneers vs Falcons

Ravens (ZellbrigeN) vs Browns
RAVENS WIN!!! 67-17

Raiders vs Titans (BRAVESTARR2001)

Packers (B I G Sergio) vs Bears

Jaguars (Omega Girr) vs Texans (StarkMeat588)

Rams vs Bengals

Cowboys (Damnsammit) vs Seahawks

Saints vs Panthers

Dolphins vs Jets

Chiefs vs Chargers (The Counselar)

Colts (SpyNavy) vs Steelers (onewild)
COLTS WIN!!! 48-28

Broncos vs Bills (Ihaida)
BILLS WIN!!! 48-12
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LEAGUE RULES

TRADE/FREE AGENT RULES:

1) Trades: Both teams must post the agreed trade in the weekly thread. I will then examine the trade, and if I think it is an unfair trade, I will veto. If both teams would like to "challenge" my veto, we will hold a league vote, and I will need 2/3 majority to overturn my veto by the end of the sim period. If I am involved in a trade, Zellbridge will act as commissioner, and examine the trade, and we will follow the same path. If Zell and I trade, it will automatically be put to league vote. If a trade is approved by the league, it will be processed directly after the league is simmed. Week 6 trades, it will be processed right before the sim, since that is the deadline.

PROPER TRADE REQUEST FORMAT:
Team: (Your Team Name)
Request: Trade with (Team you are trading with)
(Team) Gets:
Player A- Position, Rating
Player B- Position, Rating
Player C- Position, Rating

(Team) Gets:
Player A- Position, Rating
Player B- Position, Rating
Player C- Position, Rating

In the situation of a Human/CPU trade the league will decide if the trade is fair. All that is needed to pass a trade is 5 votes for Yes.

During the Season Free Agency Will Look Like this:

Free Agent Pickups: Any player who is out for 3 or more weeks, may be replaced by a free agent. You must pick up a free agent from the same position. Only exceptions are if the free agent would be used in another capacity, and please explain that in your FA request post (IE- Your tight end gets hurt, but you want to replace him with a WR, because he is your 4th string WR, then you may pick up a WR). ZelbrigeN will gather and evaluate all free agent requests, and on about the last day of the sim period, he will send me a PM with all free agent requests. After the week gets simmed, I will process all free agent pickups, so NO ONE should be touching the free agents, regardless of the situation.

PROPER FREE AGENT REQUEST FORMAT:
Team: (Your Team Name)
Request: Free Agent Pickup
Injured Player: (Name- Position, Injury Length)
Adding Player: (Name- Position)
Dropping Player: (Name- Position)

Up til week one you will have the opportunity to balance your team through FA. Pick up people where you need depth or where you want to. You are in Control. Now this is something also I would like to throw out there. You don't need to replace the position with the position lost. Hence you are happy with your back ups for the position lost but still feel like you need to drop a player. Or better yet just want to drop a player due to lack of production.

So The Bills and broncos game took a toll on both teams.

Tyree Rush is out 12 weeks with a Broken Collarbone while Aaron Maybin is still out for 6 weeks with a dislocated hip.

Also DJ Williams of the Denver Broncos went down early with a Dislocated hip of his own and is out for 9 weeks.

Sources close to the Broncos say they wish they traded for Pos who dominated the game with 8 tackles of his own and 2 deflected passes.

Bills have reissued a trade proposal to the Broncos that should benefit both teams:

Broncos Get:
Paul Posluszny
Marcus Easley
Shawn Springs

Bills Get:
Robert Ayers
Demaryius Thomas
Zane Beadles

The trade is waiting on approval...

Spy, I cannot do tomorrow or Sunday. Other than that I have a pretty open week.

onewild wrote:

Spy, I cannot do tomorrow or Sunday. Other than that I have a pretty open week.

Are you open today?

Yeah I can do tonight, anytime after 10.30pm my time (7.30pm EST)

Ok let's do 730pm EST unless the Commish asks me to drop. Otherwise see you at 730pm.

Your not dropping don't worry

I cannot tell time, stupid me. We are 5 hours ahead not 3, still see you at 7.30pm EST

Broncos Get:
Paul Posluszny
Marcus Easley
Shawn Springs

Bills Get:
Robert Ayers
Demaryius Thomas
Zane Beadles

I might actually give that my ok...actually...yeah...if the CPU accepts the trade then I will too. I vote to Give it a shot.

omega...when can you play Starkmeat? He isnt very computer savvy and wants me to set this up for him.

Good game Spy, I'm under no delusions that you were in complete control of that game at all times but I think based on my performances last season against human opponents, I think I have improved. Might even have a shock in store for at least one human this season.

Good game one, you adjusted well. That run formation is tough to defend against. You had a lot of dropped passes otherwise you would have made me pay for my blitzing. Thanks for the game, I know it was late there.

onewild wrote:

Good game Spy, I'm under no delusions that you were in complete control of that game at all times but I think based on my performances last season against human opponents, I think I have improved. Might even have a shock in store for at least one human this season.

Onewild you can seriously build a nice scheme out of that heavy set. It is very viable as both a passing and running formation and you have the personnel for it. I would look into mastering a few passes from that formation as well. To combat the drop passes, try click on catching, it really helps increase catch chances, especially in traffic. Your defense is good especially the run D, which is why I prefer to pass because I am terrible at the run game.

What is click catching?

The problem I have with schemes is that I have to play the game using the play type play selection because the formations just confuse the hell out of me. One of the things I have never understood about American Football.
Also I cannot really complain about the dropped catches considering that Mendenhall managed to brush off about 3 people at once when he ran in that first TD and I got a pick 6 which involved a similar move.
I'm also happy I only threw one interception, as Zell will tell you, that is good for me compared to my early games last season, I didn't panic at all like I did last season, I had a game plan and I stuck to it, although I changed to a more run intensive game when I saw just how quick you can get to the QB.
Good game, see you in the Super Bowl

onewild wrote:

What is click catching?

The problem I have with schemes is that I have to play the game using the play type play selection because the formations just confuse the hell out of me. One of the things I have never understood about American Football.
Also I cannot really complain about the dropped catches considering that Mendenhall managed to brush off about 3 people at once when he ran in that first TD and I got a pick 6 which involved a similar move.
I'm also happy I only threw one interception, as Zell will tell you, that is good for me compared to my early games last season, I didn't panic at all like I did last season, I had a game plan and I stuck to it, although I changed to a more run intensive game when I saw just how quick you can get to the QB.
Good game, see you in the Super Bowl

Click catching is pressing the B button right before the ball gets to the receiver and initiates a user catch which helps increase the odds of actually holding on to the ball especially when tightly covered. Yeah the pick boggled my mind as my receiver was wide open and Manning just underthrew the ball dramatically. Also, I thought Mendenhall was down and he had like 5 guys on him and he just squirted through and kept going.

ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

omega...when can you play Starkmeat? He isnt very computer savvy and wants me to set this up for him.

i sent him some messages via xbox along with a friend request, but saturday night im available. and almost any other time.

omega- thanks...will pass that along and see when he is availbe.

onewild, we can practice some if you want...i can try to help you understand more about american ball....and i would point out that you will never play spy in the superbowl....you are both AFC teams and therefore can only reach the AFC champ game in order to play one another.

Can I propose a trade?

Cards
CB Rogers-Cromartie 91
MLB Washington 75 or ROLB Porter 83

for
Ravens
CB Wilson 82
MLB Lewis 94

Yeah I know that but see you in the AFC playoffs doesn't sound as good

onewild wrote:

What is click catching?

The problem I have with schemes is that I have to play the game using the play type play selection because the formations just confuse the hell out of me. One of the things I have never understood about American Football.
Also I cannot really complain about the dropped catches considering that Mendenhall managed to brush off about 3 people at once when he ran in that first TD and I got a pick 6 which involved a similar move.
I'm also happy I only threw one interception, as Zell will tell you, that is good for me compared to my early games last season, I didn't panic at all like I did last season, I had a game plan and I stuck to it, although I changed to a more run intensive game when I saw just how quick you can get to the QB.
Good game, see you in the Super Bowl

You wont see him in the Super Bowl...its impossible lol...just had to point that out.

Didn't see zell already pointed it out...oh well lol

yes indi....i did...but also...have to agree with onewild....see you in the playoffs doesnt sound as definite as see you in the sb

ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

Broncos Get:
Paul Posluszny
Marcus Easley
Shawn Springs

Bills Get:
Robert Ayers
Demaryius Thomas
Zane Beadles

I might actually give that my ok...actually...yeah...if the CPU accepts the trade then I will too. I vote to Give it a shot.

That's one what about everyone else?

I have no issues with that trade.

Im ok with the bills trade.

Seems ok. Have fun.

Woot!

ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

Can I propose a trade?

Cards
CB Rogers-Cromartie 91
MLB Washington 75 or ROLB Porter 83

for
Ravens
CB Wilson 82
MLB Lewis 94

Veto...

They don't need another middle linebacker, but I don't see them trading porter instead. Also Cromartie is a lot younger than Lewis and will only get better when Lewis is coming to an end

Let's try to get all games played by Tuesday

Teams still left to play:
Titans (BRAVESTARR2011)
Packers (B I G Sergio)
Jaguars (Omega Girr)*
Texans (StarkMeat588)*
Cowboys (Damnsammit)
Chargers (The Counselar)

hey zell did you talk to stark yet? kinda want to get this game in tonight if possible.

I told him to get on here and schedule it...

Indiana0210 wrote:
ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

Can I propose a trade?

Cards
CB Rogers-Cromartie 91
MLB Washington 75 or ROLB Porter 83

for
Ravens
CB Wilson 82
MLB Lewis 94

Veto...

They don't need another middle linebacker, but I don't see them trading porter instead. Also Cromartie is a lot younger than Lewis and will only get better when Lewis is coming to an end

Concur with veto.