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-Praag Grizzlies-
Roster [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 5
General Manager: sonrises

Siffridus Draken traded in a blockbuster deal involving Zach Ertz (+STR,Dodge,Mighty Blow)
Kawann Short selected n.11 (Block,Guard,Mighty Blow)
Akeem Spence selected n.32 (Block,Pro)
Kenny Vaccaro traded in for n.75 & D6 3rd (+STR,Block,Mighty Blow)
Jensen Foster Traded in along D6 3rd in exchange of n.47 (Mighty Blow,Jump Up)
Caleb Sturgis selected n.100 (Fend,Kick)

Season 4
General Manager: sonrises

Ed Stinson traded in for n.13 (+STR,Block)
Zach Ertz selected n.18 (+AG,Dodge) TRADED S.5
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 traded in exchange of Randy Bullocks (+MA,Block,Guard,-AG)
Busta Anderson traded in for n.112 -D5- (Mighty Blow)
Garrett Gilkey traded in for n.122 -D5- (Guard) DEAD S.4
Breno Giacomini selected FA on waivers

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 in for n.101 -D4- (+STR,+AV,-STR) RETIRES S.4
Chase Daniel selected FA DEAD S.4
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 TRADED S.5

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) RETIRES S.4
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


S.4 SHC North: 4th position (5-5-6) .469 Coach: sonrises
S.3 SHC North: 4th position (5-4-7) .438 Coach: sonrises
S.2 SHC North: 3rd position (5-4-5) .500 Coach: sonrises
S.1 SHC: 6th position (2-2-4) .375 Coach: jdmickleburgh

* Jace Amaro (Blitzer) is selected for S4 Pro Bowl
* 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 281 blocks and 0 fouls. 12,10% Hit Ratio
*6,11 Blocks and 0,74 Casualties per game. 39,75% Hit Usage

Position Player Stat Score
Jace Amaro Games Played 53
Jace Amaro Turns Played 738
Jace Amaro TDs 24
Jace Amaro Run Yds 644
Jace Amaro Completions 20
Jace Amaro Pass Yds 49
Jace Amaro Real SPP 108
Lee Roy Salmon Blocks 281
Lee Roy Salmon Casualties 34
Dave Herman/Johnny Unitas Fouls 5
Bob Talamini Interceptions 1

Position Player Stat Score Season
Zach Ertz Turns Played 231 S2
Jace Amaro TDs 9 S2
Jace Amaro Run Yds 291 S2
Joe Namath Completions 15 S1
Zach Ertz Pass Yds 34 S4
Zach Ertz/Jace Amaro Real SPP 40 S4/S2
Ed Stinson Blocks 87 S4
Lee Roy Salmon Casualties 11 S1/S2
Joel Bitonio Fouls 4S3
Bob Talamini Interceptions 1S2

Season 5
Regular Season:

Draft & Preseason:
Pre-season reviews are out and we get #26 in ARC Rankings...After the fortune we spent in offseason! :P. Coach sonrises head my be on stake if these Rankings get it right. Arcayn writes: " I can only imagine coach sonrises reaction when he reads these rankings. I can imagine that he thinks his Grizzlies deserve to be much higher on this list. I, however, feel that following the "Quik-Flix" method of Roster Management will be as successful as it was in Remas last season. 8 MB might look nice on the roster, but it will not win you many games. The Cubs have gained some bite, but have no one to help Amaro with the ball handling duties".
DLE Active coaches winning % Rankings are plublished later this very same day. Coach sonrises stands #17 out of 27 coaches qualifying.
Grizzlies spending this offseason has been the highest in this franchise young history. Season 4 top performer Zach Ertz is traded along multiple picks in a Blockbuster deal that brings Eagles Super Blitzer, Siffridus Draken, to Praag. Besides this, long time target, Kenny Vaccaro, is finnally leaving Templehof to join Grizzlies and former Rangers Jensen Foster will cover the departure of local talent Dan Wetherspoon.
During DraftDay, team manages to keep two 1st rounders and take on board Top Lino Kawann Short and a rare pro prospect in Ogre Akeem Spence. Late 3rd rounder Caleb Sturgis rounds up the team and take LOS duties.
Overall, management has gathered the best team ever wearing the green shirt.... but teams around the league look like they have improved a lot too.... so, we will see!
Season 4
Regular Season:
Mediocre 2nd half of the season with a .357 (2-1-4) record to end regular season at .469 (5-5-6). We were quite unlucky in some particular games this second half. We think we deserved better results vs Vikings and Classics...and we received a big dicing against CCC. Sadly, franchise player Lee Roy Salmon dies in that cursed game vs CCC.
Overall, team meet basic expectations and main core of players keep growing. Let's see how we can improve the team during Draft & Trade...
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 after 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 an 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
1 Akeem Spence1Ogre5529Block, Pro, Mighty Blow, Thick Skull, Bone-head, Loner, Throw Team-Mate 000000060k (60+0k) 
2 Jace Amaro1Blitzer7348Block, Tackle, Dodge, Side Step, Mighty Blow 39151706288140k (140+0k) 
3 Jensen Foster2Blitzer7338Block, Jump Up, Mighty Blow 000000050k (50+0k) 
4 Siffridus Draken3Blitzer7438Block, Dodge, Mighty Blow 0000000100k (100+0k) 
5 Mick "the Slugga" Kabluski4Blitzer6338Block, Tackle, Guard, Mighty Blow-ma29020833760k (60+0k) 
6 Jeff Rodenberger1Catcher9237Block, Catch, Dodge, Sprint, Sure Feet 16350022890k (90+0k) 
7 Johnathon Nelson9Lineman7328Block, Guard 700010280k (80+0k) 
8 Caleb Sturgis3Lineman6338Fend, Kick 000000040k (40+0k) 
9 Chet Adams8Lineman6338Block 1600000020k (20+0k) 
10 Johnny Unitas2Thrower6338Block, Sure Hands, Tackle, Pass 36020132340k (40+0k) 
11 Kenny Vaccaro2Catcher8337Block, Catch, Dodge, Mighty Blow 0000000100k (100+0k) 
12 Robert Griffin2Lineman5338Wrestle, Guard-ma35000321650k (50+0k) 
13 Kawann Short7Lineman6338Block, Guard, Mighty Blow 000000080k (80+0k) 
14 Everett Dawkins4Lineman6338Fend, Side Step 1600000050k (50+0k) 
15 Busta Anderson5Lineman6337Block, Mighty Blow 7000131750k (50+0k) 
16 Ed Stinson6Lineman6438Block, Fend, Tacklen130103324110k (110+0k) 
16 players  
Coach:sonrises Re-Rolls (100k):3  
Race:Praag Grizzlies Fan Factor:5  
Team Value:1370k Assistant Coaches:0  
Treasury:9680000 Cheerleaders:0  
Tournament Weight:1370k Apothecary:Yes  

Games Played:39 (13/11/15) |TD Diff:-3 (51 - 54) |Cas Diff:-27 (41/26/11 - 58/35/12)
Last Opponent: -Broekwater Patriots-