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-Praag Grizzlies-
P [L] Praag Grizzlies


Praag Grizzlies were formed in the fervour of the darkest days in Praag's history. Bonds formed as men and women stood side by side, backs to the wall, defending the city they called home from the rampant Chaos scourge. The bravery and honour of the Praagians helped form links in those blighted times which remain strong to this day. The Grizzlies are testament to that, and in this time of relative peace around Praag, displays of courage still take place, although this time on the field.

The Grizzlies play on the area of barren ground to the North West of the city. In the shadow of the Old Palace, their ground, commonly referred to wryly as "The Bleakness" is unassuming and belies the passion and dedication that the Grizzlies have of the game.

Entering Praag by the Lynsk road, visitors should take a left at the Water Gate, skirting around the Magnus Gardens until they arrive at the Temple of Dahz. Here you can recieve light refreshment, as well as store your horses and baggage, before taking the short walk to the ground.

Most of the team is being composed of grizzled veterans from the Praag Defense Movement.


Season 4
General Manager: sonrises

Ed Stinson traded in for n.13 (+STR,Block)
Zach Ertz selected n.18 (+AG,Dodge)
James Darling traded in for n.74 (Mighty Blow,Guard) DEAD S.4
Jeff Rodenberger traded in for n.108 & n.136 (+MA,Block,Sprint)
Everett Dawkins selected n.118 (Fend,Side Step)
Chet Adams traded in for a swap of future 4ths (Block)
Johnathon Nelson signed in exchange of Randy Bullocks (+MA,Block,Guard,-AG)
Busta Anderson traded in for a Future 4th (Mighty Blow)
Garrett Gilkey traded in for a Future 4th (Guard) DEAD S.4
Breno Giacomini selected FA

Season 3
General Manager: sonrises

Mychal Kendricks selected n.13 (MightyBlow,PilingOn,JumpUp) DEAD S.3
Dominique Hamilton selected n.45 (Block,PilingOn) TRADED S.4
Greg Zuerlein selected n.111 (+AV,Kick,HailMaryPass,ThickSkull) DEAD S.3
Mick "the Slugga" Kabluski traded in for n.117 (MightyBlow)
Chucky Morris selected FA RETIRES S.3
Champ Bailey selected FA DEAD S.3
Joel Bitonio traded for n.101 -D4- (+STR,+AV,-STR)
Chase Daniel selected FA
Alex Kupper selected FA on waivers
Jerrod Johnson selected FA on waivers

Season 2
General Manager: sonrises

Robert Griffin selected n.56 (Guard,Wrestle)
Andrew Datko selected n.90 (Block,Tackle) DEAD S.3
Dontae Johnson selected n.105 (Block,Dauntless) RETIRES S.3
Donnie Abraham selected FA TRADED S.4
Dan Wetherspoon selected FA

Season 1
General Manager: jdmickleburgh

Lee Roy Salmon Franchise Player (Block,Tackle,Piling On) DEAD S.4
Jace Amaro selected n.4 (+AG,Dodge)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins selected n.33 (Dodge,Side Step) RETIRES S.3
Dominique Easley selected n.51 (Block,Dodge,Tackle)
Jarvis Landry selected n.69 (Block,Nerves Of Steel,Diving Catch) DEAD S.1
Bashaud Breeland selected n.87 (Wrestle,Side Step) DEAD S.2
Marqueston Huff selected n.105 (Side Step) DEAD S.2
Emerson Boozer selected UDFA pick (Guard) RETIRES S.2
Joe Namath selected UDFA pick (Accurate) DEAD S.3
Johnny Unitas selected FA
Larry Grantham selected FA DEAD S.2
Dave Herman selected FA RETIRES S.4
John Schmitt selected FA RETIRES S.2
George Sauer, Jr. selected FA RETIRES S.1
Sandy Stephens selected FA on waivers
Bob Talamini selected FA DEAD S.3
Ralph Baker selected FA on waivers

Standings

S.3 SHC North: 4th position (5-4-7) Coach: sonrises
S.2 SHC North: 3rd position (5-4-5) Coach: sonrises
S.1 SHC: 6th position (2-2-4) Coach: jdmickleburgh



* Lee Roy Salmon (Ogre) is selected for S3 Pro Bowl
* Jace Amaro (Blitzer) is selected for S2 Pro Bowl
* Lee Roy Salmon (Ogre) is selected for S1 Pro Bowl




Lee Roy Salmon: Grizzly from s1 Game1 to s4 game10. Selected twice for the SHC ProBowl team.
*707 turns in 46 games. 15,37 Turns/Game
*46 games played out of 48 possible games.
*(14-14-18) W-D-L record. Winning Pct = .456
*34 casualties in 284 blocks and 0 fouls. 12,10% Hit Ratio
*6,11 Blocks and 0,74 Casualties per game. 39,75% Hit Usage



Season 4
Regular Season:
Mid season break and team gets there with a .566 record (3-4-2). Grizzlies are performing a bit over expectations. Great win against dopped Rangers and only loses from games against powerhouses Greenskins and Wolfskins. On the down side, Stinson injury in a gfi, very unlucky.
Managment take mid season trade window opportunity to trade for cheap but pretty useful players. Grizz bring in GUARDS Johnathon Nelson, Garrett Gilkey and MIGHTY hitter Busta Anderson. Moreover, Grizz traded away Hamilton and Abraham as they were not fitting new scheme and in doing so Grizz were able to grab some very useful draft 6 capital in exchange.
Grizzlies are not ready yet to really compete against the powerhouse teams in DLE. Grizzlies belong to the mid pack right now...
***
First 2 season games before the divisional break and 2 wins! Good! However, season doesn't look promising. We had the best team on the field in these 2 games and we managed to pull 2 wins but team is still trying to get used to new playbook and team mates. We made some bad mistakes in both games but nuffle forgave us this time. From now on, most teams will be stronger than ours...some even ridiculously stronger! Let's try to survive...
On a less dramatic note, Grizzlies had a good review in the Carroburg Tageszeitung. Reporter Günther, who in the past was quite critic with the Grizzlies, shows a more sympathetic approach to the Grizzlies project. He writes in this Assessing the SHC North article "Grizzlies had close to a 0.500 rating last season, and they have made the best draft improvement of all the teams in the division, slightly better than the Vikings, so they have a good team, only slightly lower rated than the Crimson Cascade. They have better star players, though, in pro bowl players Jace Amaro and Lee Roy Salmon, and they have convinced so far, with victories against the Sharks and the Bruisers. They are consistently underrated as well, so maybe, is this the season where they will actually show the finger to all self-professed experts and take out their full potential?”
***
Grizzlies Schedule has been released and...wow! this is gonna be a tough season! We have to play 3 games against 2 MegaKiller teams (Wolfskins and Patriots). Another 5 games against teams with multiple +STR/+AG on their rosters. And the remaining 8 games against teams as good as the Grizz. Let's hope our core players manage to survive...
Pre-Season Press Round up: Grizzlies get #26 in JR Power Rankings. #27 in ARC Power rankings. Arcayn writes "Grizzlies are thin. They lack depth. They lack enough statistical enhancements to be true ballers or true killers. I am not sure the team has a real direction at this point. And that is particularly bad in the division they live in". Coach sonrises is rated 26th coach in 12 panel poll. Grizzlies are rated 26th team in the same poll.
Conclusion: Praag is too far up north and too small a market to have good reviews from the mainstream media...hehehe

Draft & Preseason:
Grizz Management have been quite active trading for players before Draft and seems to be quite happy with the outcome: James Darling, Ed Stinson and Jeff Rodenberger will join the team. Three picks were left for Draft day...and team went for Blitzer Zach Ertz at #18 and LOS specialist Everett Dawkins at #111. Finnally Grizzlies traded for more LOS specialists and brought in Chet Adams.
Overall, a good draft for Grizzlies who manage to keep 11 picks for Draft 5 together with 6 new faces for season 4. Guard ranks have been improved, first +STR4 player in Grizz history makes the team, a future replacement for Amaro has been found and fast catchers added to the team too. It is clearly an improvement but DLE teams are growing as fast or even faster than Grizz squad and it doesn't look like the team is ready for play-off yet. Divisional rivals are very strong and Grizz scheduele has been rated 17th toughest in the league. Title contenders rosters are far more developed than ours...fielding lots of +stats and real game changers players.
There is some room for hope though...if we manage to come victorious from first games and key players survive...team may grow and develope to a interesting level quite quick as many players are close to skill up...we will see.

Season 3
Regular Season:
A (4-0-3) to end the season. No much more to add to previous entries. Team is not ready to compete yet but it is making progress in the right direction.
***
It is mid-season break and the team is not doing well (1-4-4). The main problem is the lack of +STR players. All contenders play 2-4 of those and we have none. This is something we MUST adress next draft. In addition, we are still missing enough Guard players although we could develope one of our blitzers. Add up lack of +STR and shortness of Guard...outcome: we have no chance to really compete vs most teams in DLE. One critic to coach sonrises performance this season is his lack of knowledge on one-turn tactics. Coach sonrises has overlooked the art of one-turning for his whole career...but in DLE, this knowledge is a MUST have. Coach sonrises seems to be improving in his one-turn tactics. Finnally, we are ranked #28 in the DLE Power Rankings Season3. JR writes "These guys will bounce back, but it’s just not their year. They have the right skills, but they’re not in the right places"...well, No comment ;)
***
Carroburg Tageszeitung's reporter, Günther, is quite critic whith Grizz performance in this A look at Season 3 for SHC North article...quite arrogant & cocky i must say, kind of looking down on us...well, season is long and who laughs the last...
2 games and 2 losses to start. Team can't take any hits and we play both games outnumbered from the very start...(-27 and -26 turns played in those games plus two perm injuries). Funny thing is that the ones staying on the pitch are the low armour players! Unbelievable!
Draft & Preseason:
We could finnally adress the lack of killers with the signing of two PO players and extra MB. However, we couldn't find the right PO+Tackle prospect we were hoping for.
Team is still missing key basic skills and this upcoming season 3 looks like is going to be brutal! We expect plenty of blood and casualties, at least, during the first half of the season. Teams are really bloated for the season opener.
In an attempt to anticipate the consequences of this development in DLE, Grizzlies managment decided to trade most of Draft 3 rights for Draft 4 rights. Grizzlies have 11 picks for Draft 4 night...if our assumption on DLE season 3 bloody trend confirms...these 11 picks could give us an edge for season 4...we will see.
Season 2
Regular Season:
Wild season for the Grizzlies. Very difficult start with a (1-2-3) record. However, the team was playing much better than what final scores suggested. Team was causing turnovers but couldn't convert them into TDs due to all kinds of unfortunate plays. Moreover, if facing one turners...well...they just unstoppable... if stalling for the win...a hero sidestepper appears and takes 12 blocks unscratched to save his team...and so on and on and on.
Overall, Grizzlies finish season with a feeling that with a bit of luck they could have improved final (5-4-5) record and make it to Play-off...
Draft & Preseason:
Team is not built to coach sonrises' liking. First assessment and it is clear that the team is lacking "Hitters". Not a single player in the roster could be considered a true hitter. Additionally, there is a lack of GUARD and TACKLE skills too. Draft was regarded as crucial to fix the mess but...surprise! 1st round rights had been traded!! We only had 2 middle/late 2nd round picks available to adress the situation. Grizz managment did thier best to bring some Guard and Tackle skills to the mix...but we could not get enough of those skills and the killer was still missing. Season didn't look promising at all.



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Progression: Standard
#NamePositionMaStAgAvSkillsInjGCpTdItCsvpSpCostOp
1Breno Giacomini1Ogre5529Bone-head, Loner, Mighty Blow, Throw Team-Mate, Thick Skull 10000000k (0+0k) 
2 Jace Amaro1Blitzer7348Block, Dodge, Tackle, Mighty Blow, Side Step 34141504277140k (140+0k) 
3 Dan Wetherspoon2Blitzer7338Block, Mighty Blow, Guard 6000421840k (40+0k) 
4 Zach Ertz3Blitzer7348Block, Dodge, Mighty Blow 11860123890k (90+0k) 
5 Mick "the Slugga" Kabluski4Blitzer6338Block, Mighty Blow, Guard, Tackle-ma24010633060k (60+0k) 
6 Jeff Rodenberger1Catcher9237Catch, Dodge, Block, Sprint 11130001070k (70+0k) 
7 Johnathon Nelson9Lineman7328Block, Guard 200000080k (80+0k) 
8 Chase Daniel1Thrower6338Sure Hands, Pass 10000000k (0+0k) 
9 Chet Adams8Lineman6338Block 1100000020k (20+0k) 
10 Johnny Unitas2Thrower6338Sure Hands, Pass, Block, Tackle 31010031840k (40+0k) 
11 Dominique Easley1Lineman6337Block, Dodge, Tackle 2600021970k (70+0k) 
12 Robert Griffin2Lineman5338Wrestle, Guard-ma30000221450k (50+0k) 
13 Joel Bitonio7Lineman6339 n1700010280k (80+0k) 
14 Everett Dawkins4Lineman6338Fend, Side Step 1100000050k (50+0k) 
15 Busta Anderson5Lineman6337Mighty Blow 200000030k (30+0k) 
16 Ed Stinson6Lineman6438Block, Tacklen9010232290k (90+0k) 
16 players  
Coach:sonrises Re-Rolls (100k):3  
Race:Praag Grizzlies Fan Factor:4  
Team Value:1130k Assistant Coaches:0  
Treasury:9880000 Cheerleaders:0  
Tournament Weight:1130k Apothecary:Yes  

Games Played:34 (11/11/12) |TD Diff:-3 (44 - 47) |Cas Diff:-25 (33/21/10 - 49/29/11)
Last Opponent: -Middenheim Classics-

 For Against 
OpponentRaceTVCasualtiesWinningsScoreRatingCasualtiesWinningsGate
Emsk Cardinals-Emsk Red Cardinals770k2/2/0500000 - 1900k3/1/04000023000
-Carroburg Crimson Cascade-Carroburg Crimson Cascade750k0/1/0500003 - 3690k1/1/14000025000
-Flashfurt Universe-Flashfurt Universe670k2/0/0300001 - 2740k1/1/17000031000
-Erengrad Vikings-Erengrad Vikings720k1/1/0600003 - 1830k1/0/04000032000
-Hargendorf Unicorns-Hargendorf Unicorns780k0/0/0600001 - 1640k2/2/05000028000
Marienburg Foxes-Marienburg Foxes740k0/0/1600001 - 0770k0/0/01000027000
-Wolfenburg WolfskinsWolfenburg Wolfskins860k0/1/1200001 - 0740k2/2/06000025000
-Dead Wood Rangers-Bilbali Rangers1000k0/0/1100001 - 21120k1/2/08000027000
-Dunkelberg White Wolves-Kislev White Wolves990k1/0/0100000 - 2900k1/0/05000022000
-Monte Castello Wreckers-Monte Castello Wreckers1070k0/0/0700002 - 1950k3/0/03000030000
-Brionne Buccaneers-Brionne Buccaneers1080k1/1/0600002 - 21240k3/0/12000028000
-Erengrad Vikings-Erengrad Vikings1070k2/1/0500002 - 21070k1/0/15000033000
-Irrana Avalanche-Irrana Avalanche1040k1/1/0600001 - 21010k1/1/03000032000
-Wolfenburg WolfskinsWolfenburg Wolfskins1030k1/1/0400002 - 21100k4/0/06000031000
-Barboza Bruisers-Barboza Bruisers1120k1/0/0600001 - 1900k0/0/17000033000
-Carroburg Crimson Cascade-Carroburg Crimson Cascade1000k4/0/0500001 - 21090k2/0/05000030000
-Wolfsbach Scimitars-Wolfsbach Scimitars1070k1/1/0800002 - 11100k2/0/04000028000
-Rotenbach Razorbacks-Rotenbach Razorbacks1090k0/0/2500000 - 11090k1/0/15000035000
Remas Eagles-Remas Eagles1010k2/0/1600002 - 0990k0/3/15000033000
-Carroburg Crimson Cascade-Carroburg Crimson Cascade840k2/1/0500001 - 01230k2/0/03000029000
-Wolfenburg WolfskinsWolfenburg Wolfskins970k1/1/0300001 - 21290k1/2/05000030000
-San Luis 49ers-San Luis 49ers810k0/0/1300002 - 1990k3/2/12000032000
-Erengrad Vikings-Erengrad Vikings970k0/0/1500000 - 21240k2/0/05000027000
-Skar Bay Sharks-Skar Bay Sharks1220k0/1/0500002 - 11050k0/0/01000027000
-Barboza Bruisers-Barboza Bruisers1260k0/0/0800002 - 11140k0/2/06000027000
-Wolfenburg WolfskinsWolfenburg Wolfskins1180k2/1/0400001 - 31510k2/2/07000038000
-Muckenhof Manticores-Muckenhof Manticores1140k2/0/0800001 - 11270k2/2/03000033000
-Erengrad Vikings-Erengrad Vikings1250k0/2/0500001 - 11350k0/1/13000037000
-Carroburg Crimson Cascade-Carroburg Crimson Cascade1210k1/2/1600002 - 21140k1/1/04000022000
-Bilbali Rangers-Bilbali Rangers1230k1/1/0400001 - 01270k1/1/04000032000
-Norden Legion-Norden Legion1280k2/0/0400001 - 11090k3/0/07000032000
-Grenzburg Greenskins-Grenzburg Greenskins1290k1/1/0300001 - 21330k1/0/05000026000
-Carroburg Crimson Cascade-Carroburg Crimson Cascade1190k2/0/0500001 - 31180k1/3/28000027000
-Middenheim Classics-Middenheim Classics990k0/1/1300001 - 1940k1/0/08000027000