Ok well My team The calgary wolfpack is now 5-0, we won our last game 59-31, I am playing Oline until we can get some injured guys healthy and until I get my legs back, but it looks like I could be stuck playing here for the season. I forgot some advice I got from one of my american coaches once "if you dont like playing a position then don't stand out at it." lol Its OK because I like winning and more importantly I love smashing egos. 2 games ago I got to go against a so called all star on my former team,last year he got away with hitting me from behind and broke 2 of my ribs so this year our teams president let me line up across from him no matter which side he lined up on. so for an entire game I pretty much beat one guy down, we won 36-12.he would line up on the other side and then I would switch too, it was funny. by the end of the game he was dropping into coverage (he is a DT) lmao.
I don't care for Oline but one thing I am enjoying is beating down the so called all stars on some of the better teams. the past couple years ive gotten screwed by the system they use to vote (its not the players who vote but team owners and managers) one year instead of having DT;s on the team they just picked more De's lol. another year they named linebackers at the DT spot. anyway, this last game I got into it with DE/LB Dave henderson who plays for the buccaneers, he has won the lineman award a few times in our league but not by merit, I really enjoyed running the ball right at him and telling beforehand what we were going to do. he tried yapping at me and even dove at my knees once but most of the game he spent on roller skates. In pass pro he managed to get one pressure all game.
Ive been playing Left guard and in the 3 games ive started we suddenly have become the league best rushing team. (we have been known for our passing for 10 years lol) My buddy James is playing LT and hes 6-4 300 and im 6-5 325 so we bring some beef in the run game. last game we put up over 700 yards of offence and had 286 yards rushing averaging over 12 yards a carry.
anyway here in canada semi pro is quite different than in the states, we actually have players leave semi pro to go pro.
Last year the team I founded and then left had Grant Shaw playing CB and JR larose playing safety, shaw is now playing pro with the argos and Larose is in BC playing pro with the lions. the Stallions also picked Greg Whalen who was just cut from the Eskimos.
a lot of guys from our league go to europe, former university of wyoming WR Willie King went to Finland with my College buddy Nathan Connor, they both lit it up.
A couple years ago I was considering playing in Europe for fun, this was the scouting report on me that was emailed to me by one of the teams trying to get me to play lol.
From: Mario Stromboli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: September 10, 2003 9:47:40 AM
Ryan you wished to see some of our scouting reports as you had some questions to their accuracy as you had no knowledge of any scouts at AFL games.here is a part of the e-mail i received from Jim Stadnyk last summer when we originaly were awarded our franchise.Do you agree with the assesment of players?
Mario here are a few of the player scouting reports you asked for i believe there are at least 35 players currently playing Here in Alberta that could help your club I have reports on 25 others that I have been following here in Calgary and Edmonton I am doing this as I am a fan of canadian football and I am not affiliated with any teams.
Ryan Bellerose-DL 6-4 325
Has great awareness of the Ball really understands the game.
Uses hands well to shed blocks, Uses size and strength to collapse pocket rather than shed blocker.
Excellent athleticism for such a large man, great size/speed combination.Very good in pursuit.
He is Huge! 192cm 135kg but moves like a much smaller man!
Excellent short area quickness off the ball.
Very adept at taking on double teams and still making the tackle.
Very Productive led AFL in tackles in 2001 and averages about 6 tackles a game Playing DT.
Very Tough played very well despite shoulder injury that should have sidelined him.
Very intense can be a little hard to handle on the sidelines. Has very strong personality Seems to lack strength at times (could be from shoulder injury)Has great push but seems to lack upper body strength at the finish.
Tends to favour his right arm (definitely from shoulder injury)plays better when his right shoulder is towards the outside.
Gets frustrated and plays a little out of control at times. Rarely takes penalties.
Injury prone and although he plays through injuries it could prove to be a problem (probably should be signed to a performance incentive based on plays played).
Needs to be in better cardiovascular condition as well seems to wear down.
Needs to work on shedding blocks rather than just running them into the backfield!
Trash talks constantly could be a problem.
Last seasons stats 4 games played 17 tackles 3 sacks 3 tackles for a loss 2 fum forced 1 fum rec
Ryan seems to be having trouble with his body, particularly his shoulder, however he is a dominating Lineman even when not 100% and he would be a great pick up as he is a natural leader and his intensity rubs off on those around him ; However you will need a very strong Coach to keep him reigned in but I believe he is well worth the effort. Talking to his former team the Icemen is a waste of time as Ryan left them to Start his own Team contact Jim Lightfoot at JIMLi50@aol.com for info or Stallionsball@hotmail.com also there are rumours that he left to attend university.
anyway maybe ill keep this thread updated , on the old extremeskins i used to keep my friends in the loop, thats back wehn Diehard (the founder of extremeskins) was with the oakville longhorns (one of the best amateur football teams in history)