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James Hatzis (JimQB16)
Joined PFL: October 01, 2011
GM Experience: 2007 to Present
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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
Pittsburgh Steelers PFL Season XXX Championship Run

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Pittsburgh Steelers PFL Season XXX Championship Run Reply with quote

Anyone who has ever won a championship at any level knows what an amazing feeling it is and knows all of the hard work that goes into reaching that pinnacle. For me, this Superbowl run in particular would stand out as something very special. Not only would winning Superbowl XXX mark my fifth PFL Superbowl title, but I would finally get the chance to do it with my real life favorite team the Pittsburgh Steelers. Another factor that would make winning Superbowl XXX extra special was doing it against one of the most successful and highly respected coaches in PFL history, Omari Smith. Growing up I was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I spent many seasons in the PFL as the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions waiting for the opportunity to coach the Steelers. If the day ever came that I would have the opportunity to coach the Steelers it would be nothing less than a dream come true. As fate would have it at the end of PFL Season XXVIIII, the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership felt it was time to move on from long time coach Mike Ryan who needed a fresh start. I was the head coach of the Detroit Lions at the time and had a clause in my contract that should an opportunity to coach the Pittsburgh Steelers present itself that I would be allowed to pursue the job if the proper compensation were offered. I had already won a championship in my first season coaching the Lions so I felt I had done my duty to the city. The Detroit Lions ownership honored their promise and made a trade sending me to Pittsburgh to be the head coach there while bringing in Coach Ryan to be their new coach.

As I began my tenure as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers during PFL Season XXX, I began a mass restructure of the roster. I felt it was a long shot to pursue a championship in my first year as head coach so I began the process of rebuilding. My strengths had always been my hardnosed defensive coaching style combined with a great running game and efficient passing attack so I decided to bring in players that fit that style. I was instantly pleased with the amount of talent already on the roster combined with the new players I brought in via the draft, free agency and trades. I felt that I needed to shake up the roster in order to push the current players and heighten expectations. As season XXX kicked off, to most people’s amazement the Steelers went on an amazing twelve game win streak to open the season. The fans were ecstatic and of course no one expected this amount of success in my first season as head coach. The Steelers went on to win the division and finish the season 13-2-1. That record gave the Steelers home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the number one seed and a week one bye. After the bye week, the Steelers first opponent in the playoffs would be the Buffalo Bills led by their All Pro Quarterback Matthew Hunter and Head Coach Kenneth Washington. The Bills had a record setting regular season with QB Hunter leading an unprecedented pass attack combined with the defensive genius of Coach Washington. The Steelers and Bills met during week 2 of the regular season in which Coach Washington and the Bills fell to the Steelers 12-7. Being that the regular season contest was so close we knew that this playoff game would be huge. During the playoff matchup the Steelers defense came to play and the Steelers ran away with the contest winning 39-6. The following playoff game would have the Steelers facing another old rival in Coach Bill Shamnowski and his Houston Texans. These two coaches faced off in week 7 with the Steelers barely pulling out a 23-21 win. Coaches Hatzis and Shamnowski had a history of always playing games down to the wire and the AFC Championship game would be no different. The Steelers were able to pull out a narrow victory winning 23-20 and were now headed to Superbowl XXX. I had to pinch myself at this point and ask, “Is this really happening”? I had the team of my dreams, was in my first season as head coach and had a chance to play in the Superbowl. It didn’t get any better than this or so I thought…

At this point in the story you may be thinking, okay you made it this far so no problem, go out there and win the Superbowl with your favorite team. The only problem was the opposing coach in Superbowl XXX would be none other than Omari Smith. Coach Smith was the coach of the Green Bay Packers who were defending back to back Superbowl champions. Coach Smith was heralded as one of the finest coaches to ever wear a headset in the PFL. Not only were coach Smith and I huge rivals, but also great friends. I knew that this Superbowl unlike any other, would have a huge impact on my legacy. Winning Superbowl XXX would mean a fifth Superbowl title and a Superbowl win with three different teams in the PFL, both of which feats had never been done by any coach before me. A Superbowl loss however, would mean that I had made it this far with my favorite team, only to lose in the biggest game of the year to one of my biggest rivals and greatest coaches in the league. If I were to lose Superbowl XXX Coach Smith would become the first and only coach in PFL history to win three championships in a row. In an epic Superbowl XXX the Steelers defense which had come through all season long would play an outstanding game on the biggest stage and I would be carried off the field with tears streaming down my face after a 26-20 victory!!!
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