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James Hatzis (JimQB16)
Joined PFL: October 01, 2011
GM Experience: 2007 to Present
Main :: Trophy Case :: vs. Other GMs
YEAR TEAM START WEEK END WEEK START DATE END DATE
2007 Dolphins Preseason Week 23 October 01, 2011 12:54 pm October 17, 2011 11:53 am
2008 Dolphins Preseason Week 23 October 17, 2011 11:53 am April 07, 2012 6:02 pm
2009 Dolphins Preseason Week 23 April 07, 2012 6:02 pm September 22, 2012 7:28 pm
2010 Dolphins Preseason Week 22 September 22, 2012 7:28 pm March 23, 2013 10:14 am
2012 Lions Week 1 Week 22 October 22, 2013 8:01 pm March 23, 2014 9:32 am
2013 Lions Offseason Week 22 March 23, 2014 9:32 am September 21, 2014 7:03 pm
2014 Lions Offseason Week 22 September 21, 2014 7:03 pm March 12, 2015 10:38 pm
2015 Lions Offseason Week 22 March 12, 2015 10:38 pm September 15, 2015 3:59 pm
2016 Lions Offseason Offseason September 15, 2015 3:59 pm September 17, 2015 6:53 pm
2016 Steelers Offseason Week 22 September 17, 2015 6:53 pm March 09, 2016 6:18 am
2017 Steelers Offseason Week 22 March 09, 2016 6:18 am October 25, 2016 10:36 pm
2018 Steelers Offseason Week 22 October 25, 2016 10:36 pm May 02, 2017 7:36 pm
2019 Steelers Offseason Week 22 May 02, 2017 7:36 pm November 02, 2017 5:55 pm
2020 Steelers Offseason Week 22 November 02, 2017 5:55 pm April 28, 2018 9:09 pm
2021 Steelers Offseason Present April 28, 2018 9:09 pm Present
TEAM W L T .PCT
Dolphins(2007) 15 1 0 0.938
Dolphins(2008) 10 6 0 0.625
Dolphins(2009) 10 6 0 0.625
Dolphins(2010) 12 4 0 0.750
Dolphins 47 17 0 0.734
Lions(2012) 12 4 0 0.750
Lions(2013) 15 1 0 0.938
Lions(2014) 11 5 0 0.688
Lions(2015) 14 2 0 0.875
Lions(2016) 0 0 0 0.000
Lions 52 12 0 0.813
Steelers(2016) 13 2 1 0.844
Steelers(2017) 14 2 0 0.875
Steelers(2018) 15 1 0 0.938
Steelers(2019) 14 2 0 0.875
Steelers(2020) 11 5 0 0.688
Steelers(2021) 6 3 0 0.667
Steelers 73 15 1 0.826
PFL 172 44 1 0.795

Michael Pian (Mike UMD)
Joined PFL: May 27, 2015
GM Experience: 2015 to 2020
Main :: Trophy Case :: vs. Other GMs
YEAR TEAM START WEEK END WEEK START DATE END DATE
2015 Panthers Week 7 Week 22 May 27, 2015 3:28 pm September 15, 2015 3:59 pm
2016 Panthers Offseason Offseason September 15, 2015 3:59 pm September 17, 2015 6:52 pm
2016 Chargers Offseason Week 22 September 17, 2015 6:52 pm March 09, 2016 6:18 am
2017 Chargers Offseason Week 22 March 09, 2016 6:18 am October 25, 2016 10:36 pm
2018 Chargers Offseason Week 22 October 25, 2016 10:36 pm May 02, 2017 7:36 pm
2019 Chargers Offseason Week 22 May 02, 2017 7:36 pm November 02, 2017 5:55 pm
2020 Chargers Offseason Week 10 November 02, 2017 5:55 pm February 14, 2018 12:01 pm
TEAM W L T .PCT
Panthers(2015) 3 7 0 0.300
Panthers(2016) 0 0 0 0.000
Panthers 3 7 0 0.300
Chargers(2016) 3 13 0 0.188
Chargers(2017) 4 12 0 0.250
Chargers(2018) 4 12 0 0.250
Chargers(2019) 0 16 0 0.000
Chargers(2020) 5 3 0 0.625
Chargers 16 56 0 0.222
PFL 19 63 0 0.232

Dave Dawson (Dawson)
Joined PFL: March 28, 2013
GM Experience: 2011 to 2018
Main :: Trophy Case :: vs. Other GMs
YEAR TEAM START WEEK END WEEK START DATE END DATE
2011 Saints Offseason Week 22 March 28, 2013 7:57 pm September 16, 2013 8:35 pm
2012 Saints Offseason Week 22 September 16, 2013 8:35 pm March 23, 2014 9:32 am
2013 Saints Offseason Week 22 March 23, 2014 9:32 am September 21, 2014 7:03 pm
2014 Saints Offseason Week 22 September 21, 2014 7:03 pm March 12, 2015 10:38 pm
2015 Saints Offseason Week 22 March 12, 2015 10:38 pm September 15, 2015 3:59 pm
2016 Saints Offseason Week 22 September 15, 2015 3:59 pm March 09, 2016 6:18 am
2017 Saints Offseason Week 22 March 09, 2016 6:18 am October 25, 2016 10:36 pm
2018 Saints Offseason Offseason October 25, 2016 10:36 pm November 15, 2016 12:35 pm
TEAM W L T .PCT
Saints(2011) 6 10 0 0.375
Saints(2012) 7 9 0 0.438
Saints(2013) 3 13 0 0.188
Saints(2014) 7 9 0 0.438
Saints(2015) 10 6 0 0.625
Saints(2016) 5 11 0 0.313
Saints(2017) 2 14 0 0.125
Saints(2018) 0 0 0 0.000
Saints 40 72 0 0.357
PFL 40 72 0 0.357

Scott Gardiner (Dog Boy)
Joined PFL: October 01, 2011
GM Experience: 2007 to Present
Main :: Trophy Case :: vs. Other GMs
YEAR TEAM START WEEK END WEEK START DATE END DATE
2007 Vikings Preseason Week 23 October 01, 2011 4:05 pm October 17, 2011 11:53 am
2008 Vikings Preseason Week 23 October 17, 2011 11:53 am April 07, 2012 6:02 pm
2009 Vikings Preseason Week 23 April 07, 2012 6:02 pm September 22, 2012 7:28 pm
2010 Vikings Preseason Week 22 September 22, 2012 7:28 pm March 23, 2013 10:14 am
2011 Vikings Offseason Week 22 March 23, 2013 10:14 am September 16, 2013 8:35 pm
2012 Vikings Offseason Week 22 September 16, 2013 8:35 pm March 23, 2014 9:32 am
2013 Vikings Offseason Week 22 March 23, 2014 9:32 am September 21, 2014 7:03 pm
2014 Vikings Offseason Week 22 September 21, 2014 7:03 pm March 12, 2015 10:38 pm
2015 Vikings Offseason Week 22 March 12, 2015 10:38 pm September 15, 2015 3:59 pm
2016 Vikings Offseason Week 22 September 15, 2015 3:59 pm March 09, 2016 6:18 am
2017 Vikings Offseason Week 22 March 09, 2016 6:18 am October 25, 2016 10:36 pm
2018 Vikings Offseason Week 22 October 25, 2016 10:36 pm May 02, 2017 7:36 pm
2019 Vikings Offseason Week 22 May 02, 2017 7:36 pm November 02, 2017 5:55 pm
2020 Vikings Offseason Week 18 November 02, 2017 5:55 pm April 10, 2018 5:35 pm
2020 Redskins Week 18 Week 22 April 10, 2018 5:35 pm April 28, 2018 9:09 pm
2021 Redskins Offseason Present April 28, 2018 9:09 pm Present
TEAM W L T .PCT
Vikings(2007) 9 6 1 0.594
Vikings(2008) 10 6 0 0.625
Vikings(2009) 13 3 0 0.813
Vikings(2010) 5 11 0 0.313
Vikings(2011) 6 10 0 0.375
Vikings(2012) 10 6 0 0.625
Vikings(2013) 10 6 0 0.625
Vikings(2014) 6 10 0 0.375
Vikings(2015) 11 5 0 0.688
Vikings(2016) 10 6 0 0.625
Vikings(2017) 11 5 0 0.688
Vikings(2018) 11 5 0 0.688
Vikings(2019) 11 5 0 0.688
Vikings(2020) 9 7 0 0.563
Vikings 132 91 1 0.592
Redskins(2020) 0 0 0 0.000
Redskins(2021) 3 6 0 0.333
Redskins 3 6 0 0.333
PFL 135 97 1 0.582
Pittsburgh Steelers - The Transition

 
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JimQB16
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:34 pm    Post subject: Pittsburgh Steelers - The Transition Reply with quote



Now that the offseason is in the books and the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise is gearing up for PFL Season XXX let's take a look at the transition of the team under new head coach Jimmy Hatzis. We will take an in depth look at each position, who has come and gone and the starters this year.

Quarterbacks:
QB Ryan Lindley (Former 2nd round draft pick and remains the starter)
QB Tyler Bray (Brought into camp via free agency to push Ryan Mallett for the #2 spot)
QB Ryan Mallett (In competition with Bray for the #2 spot but has fallen to 3rd on the depth chart)

In summary no huge change here as the new management felt that Lindley has a lot of upside, is young and just needs a better supporting cast to really shine.

Halfbacks:
HB Montee Ball (A former Philadelphia Eagles 1st round draft pick brought in through a blockbuster trade with the Eagles to be the day one starter)
HB Ernie Rose (Brought in via free agency to back up Ball)
HB Matt Asiata (Brought in via trade with the Miami Dolphins)

HB's who have moved on - Charlie Peter (Traded to the Miami Dolphins), Germane Odrick (Traded to the Indianapolis Colts), Tim Biakabatuka (Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs) and Tre Mason (Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs)

In summary the organization scrapped every halfback on the roster and brought in fresh, younger and faster halfbacks. We feel that Montee Ball can hopefully turn out to be our version of the Jerome Bettis trade. Bring in a halfback that was not living up to his potential and hopefully turn him into a pro bowler.

Fullbacks:
FB Peyton Hillis (Brought in via free agency to be the starter)

FB's who have moved on - Frank Summers (Released)

In summary there weren't any fullbacks in the draft and not much in free agency so we brought in a tough veteran and plan on looking for a fullback in the future.

Wide Receivers:
WR Cecil Shorts III (Remains the #1 WR as his career begins winding down)
WR David Cook (The only player to make it over from the coaches old team steps in as the #2 WR)
WR Ryan Swope (Taken in free agency with the hopes he can grow in the system)
WR Junior Hemingway (Former 1st round draft pick that has not lived up to his potential who remains from the old roster and is currently 4th on the depth chart)
WR Denard Robinson (Former 3rd round draft pick that has not lived up to his potential who remains from the old roster and is currently 5th on the depth chart)

In summary this is one of the biggest positions of need but due to trading draft picks, a weak free agency market and scarce trade options the Steelers with have to go with little known and young WR's until we can build up the core

Tight Ends:
TE Clive Walford (Drafted to be the day one starter with loads of potential)
TE Zach Ertz (Former 2nd round draft pick that has not lived up to his potential who remains from the old roster and is a solid backup)

TE's who have moved on - Travis Beckum (Released)

In summary this was another position that needed youth and a playmaker which is exactly why we drafted Walford

Left Tackles:
LT Dean Baker (Former 2nd round draft pick that remains from the old roster and who is young with upside and will be the day one starter at LT)

LT's who have moved on - Max Starks (Retired)

In Summary we have an if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality and Baker can be a future stud if he plays to his potential

Left Guards:
LG Jonathan Cooper (Former 1st round draft pick that remains from the old roster and who is young with upside and will be the day one starter at LG)

LG's who have moved on - Chris Kemoeatu (Released)

In Summary we have an if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality and Cooper was a former 1st round draft pick for a reason so he remains the starter

Centers:
C Maurkice Pouncey (An original Steeler from the starting rosters and a monster so he remains the starter)
C Ty Joyce (Former 3rd round draft pick who keeps his job backing up one of the best in the business)

In summary this was our strongest line position and remains that way with no need to change anything

Right Guards:
RG Benjamin Ijalana (Remains from the old roster and maintains his starting position)
RG Josh Harris (Brought in via free agency to be a backup)
RG Hugh Thornton (Brought in via free agency to be a backup)

RG's who have moved on - Jason Pinkston (Released)

In summary this position was also very strong and no changes were made except bringing in better backups

Right Tackles:
RT Taylor Lewan (Former 2nd round draft pick from the old roster who is young and has unlimited potential and remains the starter)
RT Bobby Massie (Brought in via free agency to be a backup)
RT Tom Compton (Brought in via free agency to be a backup)

RT's who have moved on - Willie Colon (Released)

In summary the old Steelers coach wisely used high draft picks on offensive linemen so it's being left alone to continue to grow

Left Ends:
LE Robert Diaz (Another Philadelphia Eagles former 1st round draft pick brought in via a blockbuster trade with the Eagles. Although he demands a high salary, if he plays to his potential the sky is the limit. Obviously he is the day one starter)
LE Horace Swain (Left behind from the old roster and is buried on the depth chart amongst the backups)

In summary the old coach liked stronger defensive linemen and the new regime wants speed so there had to be a major shake up at both defensive end spots

Right Ends:
RE Andre Branch (A former San Diego Chargers 1st round draft pick acquired via trade with the Chargers and who will be the day one starter)
RE Everette Brown (Acquired via trade with the Carolina Panthers and will probably be the best non starter on the roster)
RE Duane Nelson (Former 2nd round draft pick left behind from the old roster who is buried on the depth chart amongst the backups)

RE's who have moved on - Ziggy Hood (Released) and Cassius Marsh (Traded to Chargers)

In summary we could not pass up on having a chance to trade for two former 1st round draft picks at both DE positions who are both still younger with a lot of upside

Defensive Tackles:
DT Scott Snider (Former 2nd round draft pick acquired via trade with the Indianapolis Colts who unexpectedly became the starter)
DT Casey Richardson (Acquired via free agency as a backup)
DT Joe Riley (Former 3rd round draft pick from the old roster who is buried on the depth chart)

DT's who have moved on - Dre Dixon (Traded to Dolphins), Ty Stone (Traded to Falcons) and Ahytba Rubin (Released)

In summary this is the weakest spot on the defense and will need to be addressed as a 1st priority going into the future

Left Outside Linebackers:
LOLB Kris Snow (Former 4th round draft pick acquired via trade with the Kansas City Chiefs and who will be the day one starter so hopefully he can play at a high level)
LOLB LaMarr Woodley (Another original Steeler whose best days are unfortunately way behind him)

LOLB's who have moved on - Thaddeus Gibson (Released) and Rashard Hartley (Traded to Chiefs)

In summary outside linebacker was this teams second most dire position of need but as the Steelers reload we will use journeymen to fill the need

Middle Linebackers:
MLB Craig Robertson (Former 1st round draft pick who has developed into a stud and will man the middle like always)
MLB Rashard McClendon (Former 2nd round draft pick who has plenty of upside and will play side by side with Robertson in our 3-4 defense)
MLB Arthur Brown (Acquired via free agency as a backup)

MLB's who have moved on - Jon Beason (Released) and Lamin Barrow (Traded to Cardinals)

In summary this was one of the stronger positions on defense and needed absolutely no tweaking other than bringing in a backup

Right Outside Linebackers:
ROLB Jelani Jenkins (Former 3rd round draft pick acquired via trade with the Chiefs and who is the day one starter)
ROLB Chris Griffith (Acquired via free agency as a backup)
ROLB Jason Worilds (Another original Steeler whose best days are unfortunately way behind him)

ROLB's who have moved on - Lonnie Knight (Traded to Dolphins)

In summary outside linebacker was this teams second most dire position of need but as the Steelers reload we will use journeymen to fill the need

Cornerbacks:
CB Josh Robinson (Former 1st round draft pick from the old roster and will remain our #1 CB)
CB Ken Evans (Our only holdout whom we signed to a one year deal to shore up the other side of the field until youth can be brought in)
CB Larry Spires (Former 1st round draft pick from the old roster who will play nickel for us)
CB Jerome Murphy (Acquired via free agency)

CB's who have moved on - Walter McFadden (Released)

In summary the cornerbacks on this team are a good mixture of youth and veteran leadership so this position has no sense of urgency in replacing

Free Safeties:
FS DeJuan Cannon (Former 1st round draft pick from the old roster and an up and coming safety in the league)
FS John Jackson (Acquired in free agency as a backup)

FS's who have moved on - Chris Culliver (Released)

In summary the youth and potential here is very nice and both safety positions should be secured for years to come

Strong Safeties:
SS Deone Bucannon (Former 1st round draft pick from the old team and a stud for sure who is the remaining starter)
SS Kelcie McCray (Brought in via free agency as a backup)

SS's who have moved on - Freddie Burton (Traded to Eagles)

In summary as with the free safeties this position was strong and we intend to keep it that way by not messing with it

Kickers:
K Courtney Smelley (Brought in via free agency because of his insanely strong leg. He will be the starter as long as he can keep them between the uprights)
K Josh Jasper (Remains from the old team but lost his job to the newcomer with the outstanding leg strength)

In summary we felt like we wanted a kicker that could win big games from long distances if he needed to and also pin teams back with touchbacks from time to time so we went with a younger more powerful kicker

Punters:
P Daniel Sepulveda (Another original Steeler who will retain his job despite his age because he is still performing at a high level)
P D'Vontrey Wilson (Former 4th round draft pick from the old roster who isn't a very special player so he won't crack the starting lineup)

In summary punter will be addressed in the future do to age but it isn't a huge concern at the moment
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice write up
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man - you know how to write a player / team analysis like no other Jim. Great write up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting article jimmy good work
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