NFL Experience 2016 Free Agency: Day 3 Recap

Here’s where free agency stands after 72 hours:

Players who had bidding closed on them:

Alex Smith: $5 through 2019 by RG3 for President
C.J. Anderson: $20 through 2019 by Carnivorous Pigs
Mark Ingram: $21 through 2020 by Carnivorous Pigs
Chris Ivory: $8 through 2016 by The Replacements
Darren Sproles: $4 through 2017 by That’s My-Danek!
Kamar Aiken: $6 through 2016 by Noord’s Team
Mohamed Sanu: $11 through 2019 by Smokin Red Devils
Zach Ertz: $20 through 2020 by Chef’s Menu
Geno Atkins: $6 through 2018 by Noord’s Team
Thomas Davis: $5 through 2018 by RG3 for President
D’Qwell Jackson: $6 through 2019 by RG3 for President
Derrick Johnson: $4 through 2018 by Coach
Corey Graham: $6 through 2017 by RG3 for President

Players with bids outstanding:

Justin Forsett
Danny Woodhead
Jason Pierre-Paul

Players who previously had bidding closed on them:

Tony Romo: $6 through 2019 by Bizarro Al Davis
Knile Davis: $3 through 2016 by Chef’s Menu
Jonathan Stewart: $10 through 2017 by Chef’s Menu
Allen Hurns: $21 through 2020 by Carnivorous Pigs
Charles Sims: $3 through 2018 by Kamehamehaaa
De’Anthony Thomas: $3 through 2016 by Chef’s Menu
Jermaine Gresham: $3 through 2017 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Greg Olsen: $18 through 2018 by Carnivorous Pigs
Niles Paul: $3 through 2017 by AP Says PIIHB
Cliff Avril: $6 through 2017 by Smokin Red Devils
Nick Fairley: $3 through 2017 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Jerry Hughes: $15 through 2016 by Bizarro Al Davis
Linval Joseph: $14 through 2019 by Carnivorous Pigs
Karlos Dansby: $4 through 2018 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Justin Durant: $3 through 2016 by Smokin Red Devils
Melvin Ingram: $10 through 2018 by Smokin Red Devils
Brandon Marshall: $5 through 2019 by Smokin Red Devils
Daryl Smith: $3 through 2016 by Noord’s Team
Jairus Byrd: $4 through 2018 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Malcolm Jenkins: $4 through 2018 by AP Says PIIHB
Mike Mitchell: $6 through 2019 by Carnivorous Pigs
Glover Quin: $3 through 2016 by Noord’s Team

Players who didn’t receive a bid:

Benny Cunningham, Dan Herron, Ronnie Hillman, Chris Polk, James Starks, James White, Stedman Bailey, Marques Colston, Percy Harvin, Cordarrelle Patterson, Roddy White, Tank Carradine, Charles Johnson, Datone Jones, Nigel Bradham, Jameel McClain, Rolando McClain, Koa Misi, Julius Peppers, J.T. Thomas, Stephen Tulloch, Sean Weatherspoon, Terrence Brooks, Darqueze Dennard, James Ihedigbo, Byron Maxwell, Devin McCourty, Antrel Rolle, Aqib Talib, Ladarius Webb, Graham Gano, Adam Vinatieri.

All of these players have been put into the pool of players for the NFL Experience Reserves Draft, which will begin once the free agency auction is complete.

Here are the players with the five highest bids so far:

Allen Hurns: 2020/64.1 (closed)
Mark Ingram: 2020/64.1 (closed)
Zach Ertz: 2020/61 (closed)
C.J. Anderson: 2019/54.7 (closed)
Greg Olsen: 2018/41 (closed)

Bidding will continue on every player until 24 passes after the final bid has been submitted. At that point, the player will be removed from the auction, and his prior team will have the option to re-sign him.

If the prior team chooses to re-sign him, the player will come out of the auction pool permanently. If the prior team chooses not to re-sign him, he will re-enter the auction pool, with the bidding beginning with the prior winning bid. When the second round of the auction ends, whenever 24 hours after the final bid on a player passes, that team will receive the player.

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NFL Experience 2016 Free Agency: Day 2 Recap

Here’s where free agency stands after 48 hours:

Players who had bidding closed on them:

Tony Romo: $6 through 2019 by Bizarro Al Davis
Knile Davis: $3 through 2016 by Chef’s Menu
Jonathan Stewart: $10 through 2017 by Chef’s Menu
Allen Hurns: $21 through 2020 by Carnivorous Pigs
Charles Sims: $3 through 2018 by Kamehamehaaa
De’Anthony Thomas: $3 through 2016 by Chef’s Menu
Jermaine Gresham: $3 through 2017 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Greg Olsen: $18 through 2018 by Carnivorous Pigs
Niles Paul: $3 through 2017 by AP Says PIIHB
Cliff Avril: $6 through 2017 by Smokin Red Devils
Nick Fairley: $3 through 2017 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Jerry Hughes: $15 through 2016 by Bizarro Al Davis
Linval Joseph: $14 through 2019 by Carnivorous Pigs
Karlos Dansby: $4 through 2018 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Justin Durant: $3 through 2016 by Smokin Red Devils
Melvin Ingram: $10 through 2018 by Smokin Red Devils
Brandon Marshall: $5 through 2019 by Smokin Red Devils
Daryl Smith: $3 through 2016 by Noord’s Team
Jairus Byrd: $4 through 2018 by Ground ‘N’ Pound
Malcolm Jenkins: $4 through 2018 by AP Says PIIHB
Mike Mitchell: $6 through 2019 by Carnivorous Pigs
Glover Quin: $3 through 2016 by Noord’s Team

Players with bids outstanding:

Alex Smith
C.J. Anderson
Justin Forsett
Mark Ingram
Chris Ivory
Darren Sproles
Danny Woodhead
Kamar Aiken
Mohamed Sanu
Zach Ertz
Geno Atkins
Jason Pierre-Paul
Thomas Davis
D’Qwell Jackson
Derrick Johnson
Corey Graham

Players who didn’t receive a bid:

Benny Cunningham, Dan Herron, Ronnie Hillman, Chris Polk, James Starks, James White, Stedman Bailey, Marques Colston, Percy Harvin, Cordarrelle Patterson, Roddy White, Tank Carradine, Charles Johnson, Datone Jones, Nigel Bradham, Jameel McClain, Rolando McClain, Koa Misi, Julius Peppers, J.T. Thomas, Stephen Tulloch, Sean Weatherspoon, Terrence Brooks, Darqueze Dennard, James Ihedigbo, Byron Maxwell, Devin McCourty, Antrel Rolle, Aqib Talib, Ladarius Webb, Graham Gano, Adam Vinatieri.

All of these players have been put into the pool of players for the NFL Experience Reserves Draft, which will begin once the free agency auction is complete.

Here are the players with the five highest bids so far:

Allen Hurns: 2020/64.1 (closed)
Mark Ingram: 2020/64.1
Zach Ertz: 2020/61 (closed)
C.J. Anderson: 2019/54.7
Greg Olsen: 2018/41

Bidding will continue on every player until 24 passes after the final bid has been submitted. At that point, the player will be removed from the auction, and his prior team will have the option to re-sign him.

If the prior team chooses to re-sign him, the player will come out of the auction pool permanently. If the prior team chooses not to re-sign him, he will re-enter the auction pool, with the bidding beginning with the prior winning bid. When the second round of the auction ends, whenever 24 hours after the final bid on a player passes, that team will receive the player.

NFL Experience 2016 Free Agency: Day 1 Recap

Here’s where free agency stands after 24 hours:

Players who didn’t receive a bid:

Benny Cunningham, Dan Herron, Ronnie Hillman, Chris Polk, James Starks, James White, Stedman Bailey, Marques Colston, Percy Harvin, Cordarrelle Patterson, Roddy White, Tank Carradine, Charles Johnson, Datone Jones, Nigel Bradham, Jameel McClain, Rolando McClain, Koa Misi, Julius Peppers, J.T. Thomas, Stephen Tulloch, Sean Weatherspoon, Terrence Brooks, Darqueze Dennard, James Ihedigbo, Byron Maxwell, Devin McCourty, Antrel Rolle, Aqib Talib, Ladarius Webb, Graham Gano, Adam Vinatieri.

All of these players have been put into the pool of players for the NFL Experience Reserves Draft, which will begin once the free agency auction is complete.

Here are the players with the five highest bids so far:

Allen Hurns: 2020/64.1
Zach Ertz: 2020/48.8
Greg Olsen: 2018/41
Linval Joseph: 2019/38.3
C.J. Anderson: 2019/35.5

Bidding will continue on every player until 24 passes after the final bid has been submitted. At that point, the player will be removed from the auction, and his prior team will have the option to re-sign him.

If the prior team chooses to re-sign him, the player will come out of the auction pool permanently. If the prior team chooses not to re-sign him, he will re-enter the auction pool, with the bidding beginning with the prior winning bid. When the second round of the auction ends, whenever 24 hours after the final bid on a player passes, that team will receive the player.

NFL Experience Update through three weeks

Hey guys,

Now that we’re through the first three weeks of the regular season – meaning the first round of divisional games is in the books – I thought I’d take a trip around the league and see how things have played out to this point.

We’ll start in the North Division, where Kamehamehaaa, RG3 for President and The Replacements all are 2-1 so far, after each split their matchups with the other two teams and all beat Noord’s Team. The Replacements were the closest to going 3-0, losing to RG3 for President by 1.45 points in Week 1.

As of now, Kamehamehaaa looks like the strongest team after scoring over 300 points last in demolishing RG3 for President, and has the fourth most points in the league through three weeks.

In the East Division, Bortles Kombat and AP Says PIIHB lead the way with 2-1 records, while Kobra Kai and Carnivorous Pigs are both 1-2. Bortles Kombat opened up with wins over AP Says and Kobra Kai, which seemingly had it on the way to 3-0 – only to be surprisingly knocked off by the Pigs, which are much more competitive than they were last year, when they were bottoming out in pursuit of the top pick.

Bortles Kombat’s win over AP Says in Week 1 could prove to be crucial, as the two teams both have scored over 800 points so far and look like strong contenders to take home both the division and a wild card spot this year.

It’s a similar story in the South, with Chef’s Menu one of the two 3-0 teams with the third highest scoring team in the league so far. Want to take a minute here to give Aaron some props here; over the four years in the league his team has improved each season, and now looks on the verge of making his first playoff berth this season.

Murrells Inlet Maya looks ready to try and make a push to get back in the postseason for the third year out of four, with 846 points through three weeks so far. North’s plan to bottom out is working, as Temujin is now 0-3.

Finally, in the West, it once again looks like a bear of a division, with Bizarro Al Davis out in front at 3-0 and with the highest point total in the league through three weeks – but with The Sean Taylor Memorial Franchise less than 10 points behind and 2-1 after four weeks.

You also can’t count out That’s My-Danek! yet, as Ben’s team has consistently been in the playoff chase right down to the final week of the season, and he’ll undoubtedly rack up some wins when not having to face his in-division rivals. You can, however, count out Ground ‘N’ Pound, which seems well on its way to fighting North for the worst record in the league this season.

Weekly High Scorers:

Week 1: Kamehamehaaa
Week 2: Bizarro Al Davis
Week 3: Murrells Inlet Maya

Spotlight Matchup of Week 4: RG3 for President vs. Murrells Inlet Maya

There are a few possibilities for this week, but we’ll go with this one, a rematch of last year’s championship game that saw RG3 for President come away with the title, leaving MIM to finish in second place for the second time in three years. Both teams come into the game at 2-1, and this could be the type of matchup that looms large in a few weeks for playoff purposes.

Season in Review

After a couple of initial seasons of transition and adjustment to our new league and its format, this season, the third in the history of The NFL Experience, hopefully marks the beginning of the “modern era” of our league – one that ushered in a permanent salary cap system, luxury tax code and, if it works properly, what should be a level of stability we haven’t had through the first two years of the league’s existence.

It also marked the crowning of a new champion for the first time, as RG3 for President cruised through a pair of playoff victories over Kobra Kai and Murrells Inlet Maya to claim its first championship, and dethrone Bizarro Al Davis – the two-time defending champions and the league’s highest-scoring team for a third-straight season by a wide-margin – which was upset by division rival That’s My-Danek! in the first round of the playoffs.

RG3 was led by the amazing J.J. Watt, who not only should be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player this season, but is the runaway winner for the award in The NFL Experience, as well. Watt was an absurd 50 points better than any defensive player, and an even more absurd 80 points better than the second-best defensive lineman – averaging out to five points per week better than anyone at his position over the course of the season, and that doesn’t even count his touchdown production as a part-time tight end for the Texans.

At the other end of the standings, Carnivorous Pigs succeeded in their goal to be abominable this season, finishing with the second-lowest scoring total in league history and the league’s worst record, which will put them in position to have the top pick in the 2015 Rookie and Reserve Drafts, with Ground ‘N’ Pound finishing 3-10 to claim the second pick. A full list of draft orders will be available later today, as will a complete listing of the monetary issues outstanding from the end of the season, including winnings and luxury taxes owed.

Thanks to all for a fun season, and what will hopefully be the first of many to come. I’ll be sending out more notes in the coming days about our offseason schedule. However, there won’t be anything happening until March, so enjoy the next few weeks of the playoffs, and we’ll reconvene then to get into draft preparation and free agency.

Week 13 Preview and Playoff Forecast

Sorry for the lack of posts here; life has gotten in the way the past few weeks. But, that being said, we’re back for a look at the league heading into Week 13 – the final week of the regular season – and how things look heading into the playoffs.

Here’s the current playoff picture with one regular season week remaining:

1. RG3 for President
2. Murrells Inlet Maya

These two spots are locked in, with only thing left to be determined is who finishes first and who finishes second. If RG3 wins next week, they’ll clinch the top seed because of having more points. If they lose and Murrells wins, Murrells will get the top seed. Both are locked into byes into the semifinals.

3. Bizarro Al Davis
4. Kobra Kai

These two spots are just like Nos. 1 and 2. Both teams have clinched their respective divisions, and only need to determine which is the higher seed heading into the first round of the playoffs. Bizarro won the head-to-head meeting this season, claiming a 318.4-260.1 victory in Week 6, so if Bizarro wins its final regular season game it will clinch the third seed. If they lose and Kobra wins, Kobra gets No. 3.

5. Smokin Red Devils
6. Chef’s Menu
7. Kamehamehaaa
8. The Replacements
9. That’s My-Danek!

This is where things get complicated. There are five teams fighting for the two wild card spots, with Chef’s Menu, Smokin Red Devils and Kamehamehaaa all tied at 7-5, and The Replacements and That’s My-Danek! tied at 6-6.

Let’s start with the simplest scenario: all three 7-5 teams win this week. If that’s the case, Smokin Red Devils will claim the first spot because they have the far superior division record to Chef’s Menu. But who would get the second? It would come down to who has more points between Menu and Kamehamehaaa, with Menu currently holding a 19-point lead entering the final week of action.

If – and it’s possible – that all five teams finish with identical 7-6 records – here is how it would shake out:

Smokin Red Devils would win tiebreak over Chef’s Menu because of better division record
The Replacements would win tiebreak over Kamehamehaaa because of better division record

That leaves Smokin Red Devils, The Replacements and That’s My-Danek! as three teams going for two spots. That’s My-Danek would get the No. 5 seed, because they have wins over both Smokin Red Devils and The Replacements during the regular season. The Replacements would then get the second playoff spot because of their regular season win over Smokin Red Devils.

If Kamehamehaaa is the only 8-5 team and claim the first playoff spot, That’s My-Danek! would be first in line for the second spot if they win their last game, with Smokin Red Devils second. In this scenario, Chef’s Menu would be eliminated from the playoffs with a loss. If That’s My-Danek! loses, Smokin Red Devils would get the spot by virtue of their better division record over Chef’s Menu.

If Smokin Red Devils is the only 8-5 team and claim the first playoff spot, That’s My-Danek! would be first in line for the second spot if they win their last game, assuming they aren’t outscored by 45 points by Chef’s Menu. In this scenario, both The Replacements and Kamehamehaaa would not be able to make the playoffs (Replacements win inter-division tie-break, then lose tie-break to My-Danek!). If That’s My-Danek! loses, though, Chef’s Menu would get the spot unless they are outscored by The Replacements by 71 points in the final week.

If Chef’s Menu is the only 8-5 team and claim the first playoff spot, That’s My-Danek! would be first in line for the second spot if they win their last game. If That’s My-Danek! loses, The Replacements would get the spot by virtue of their regular season win over The Replacements.

If anyone has any questions about these, don’t hesitate to ask. Otherwise, best of luck to everyone in the final week of the season, and there will be a full playoff preview next Tuesday.