You may remember my Offseason Review Series from last year. Or, if not, you may remember 32 Teams/32 Days, which I also run. The goal of both of these series is to provide a comprehensive guide to what has happened and also give a look ahead to what's next for each team (32/32 covers the previous year and FA/the Draft, respectively, while this series covers FA/the Draft and the next season). The series is crowdsourced and has produced a wealth of information on each team. I hope the third running of the Offseason Review Series will reach the same heights as the other series I have run.
Now to get to what I need from you guys. If you want a comprehensive explanation of what's expected from each writer, read this comment. Here are the topics that will be covered:
- Reviewing coaching changes (if applicable)
- Reviewing moves in free agency (key players lost, players signed, etc.)
- Reviewing the team's draft, breaking down the players drafted and the role they will play
- Projecting starting lineups (and optionally the 53-man roster) for next year and giving a prediction for each player's season
- Looking at the team's schedule, predicting results game-by-game, and predicting where the team will finish.
- General strengths and weaknesses (pass game, run defense, etc.)
- Highlighting important training camp battles
- Discussing a team's offensive and defensive strategies
- Discussing other significant news stories affecting the team.
Now on to the topic of signups. Last year, for this series, I had two author spots for each team, one for a fan of that team and the other for a person who wasn't a fan. This didn't go perfectly, and I only had about half the people who were non-fan writers actually post. I typically rely on my writers to manage themselves. I will occasionally give reminders, but I'm not going to be babysitting anyone. So, I'm asking you to please, if you're considering signing up, make sure you're going to be dedicated to getting your post done well and on time. If you sign up and really want to write but something happens where you can't write anymore, I understand. This is an internet forum, not a job. But I don't want people who are on the fence signing up and then not delivering because it's a pain in the ass to find replacements. The Chargers ended up not having a writer last year because the original guy dropped out and the response from their sub was lackluster, and I'm still pissed about that. I don't want a recurrance. So, please, if you're considering signing up make sure you're committed and READ THIS COMMENT FIRST so you know what you're getting into. If you're looking for a standard to strive for, this post from 2014 is excellent.
One of the things that makes these series enjoyable for me is that the number of different writers leads to a wide variety of writing styles that means a diverse group of posts. I tend to write rambling monstosities. I always have to compete with some damn Raiders' fan. There were a few shorter posts that still had really good information, so you're not expected to quite write a novel (although I wouldn't complain if everyone wrote huge posts, but that's just me).
Some people are really funny. However, humor is fickle. This series is about delivering information first in my mind. I have no problem with joking around in posts and some of the best ones have been humor based. However, it's not everyone's wheelhouse. If you're going to go for that, try not to turn every single thing into a joke and also please run it by some people first to make sure it's not only funny in your own head. I give you avenues to do have your stuff previewed as a writer for this series.
Sign up here by commenting. You are allowed to write twice, once as a fan of your team and once as a non-fan. It's generally first-come-first-serve, but if you wrote last year and reply to this post by the time I go to sleep on Saturday you will retain your spot from last year. If you want to write as a non-fan, but don't have as a specific team you want to write for, say that. But if you have preferences, please list them. I'm going to give precedence to someone who lists a specific team over someone who just says "give me anyone."
IF YOU CAN'T BE OBJECTIVE ABOUT YOUR TEAM, DON'T SIGN UP
Here are past version of the series:
|Year||32 Teams/32 Days||Offseason Review Series|
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (writers and dates are subject to change)
(if you said "I'll do it" and your name isn't up here it's because I'm waiting on the person who wrote it last year or there are multiple people offering to take the position)
Please, please, please do not PM me if you want to write. If you aren't a previous writer, I will assume you decided to not read this post, and therefore will not trust you to write for the series.
If you sign up, I'll add your name here. If you can't do it on the preliminary date, but can do it on a different day and want to write, let me know and I'll try to work things out for you.
The schedule isn't in drafting order, but it does go from teams that were 4th place in the division to teams that were 1st
|San Diego Chargers||7/5|
|New York Jets||7/9|
|San Francisco 49ers||2/10|
|New Orleans Saints||7/12|
|Los Angeles Rams||7/18|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7/20|
|New York Giants||7/22|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7/29|
|Green Bay Packers||8/1|
|New England Patriots||8/2|
Submitted June 26, 2017 at 09:22AM by skepticismissurvival
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