Arena Bowl XXIX Practice Status Report – Thursday 8/18

 

Philadelphia Soul at Arizona Rattlers

Cleveland Gladiators

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Philadelphia at Arizona

8/26 – 7:00pm – ESPN

Thu 8/18

(NP)

Fri

8/19

Sat

8/20

Sun

8/21

 

Mon

8/22

 

Tue

8/23

Wed

8/24

Thu

8/25

Have Not Yet Practiced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona Rattlers

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Philadelphia at Arizona

8/26 – 7:00pm – ESPN

Thu

8/18

Fri

8/19

Sat

8/20

Sun

8/21

Mon

8/22

Tue

8/23

Wed

8/24

Thu

8/25

DL Hayworth Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL Damien Borel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL Tyre Glasper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL Demitrio Tyson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR Rod Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR Julius Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DB KJ Morton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR Maurice Purify

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OL Jordan Mudge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OL Michael Simons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DB Keiron Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FB Mykel Benson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OL Dionte Savage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR Anthony Amos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QB Nick Davila

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DB Arkeith Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL Cliff Dukes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL Keith Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Championships Injury Status Report – Friday

 

Cleveland Gladiators at Arizona
Rattlers

Cleveland Gladiators

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Cleveland at Arizona

8/13 – 9:30pm – CBS SN

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

 

Mon

 

DB Brandon Stephens

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Thyron Lewis

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Aslam Sterling

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Devin Wilson

LP

DNP

Game Day

 

 

WR Quentin Sims

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Curtis Young

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Nick Seither

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Joe Powell

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL jesse Somsel

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Abe Koroma

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Joe Madsen

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Joe Phinisee

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Larry Beavers

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Kelvin Rodgers

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Marvin Ross

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL DJ Brandel

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

K Adrian Trevino

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Randy Colling

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Demarcus Robinson

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

DL Isaiah Dunning

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

 

Arizona Rattlers

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Cleveland at Arizona

8/13 – 9:30pm – CBS SN

Mon

(NP)

Tue

Wed

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

 

Mon

 

WR Julius Gregory

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Cliff Dukes

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Damien Borel

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Tyre Glasper

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Hayworth Hicks

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Demitrio Tyson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Rod Windsor

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB KJ Morton

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Maurice Purify

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Jordan Mudge

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Keiron Jones

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

FB Mykel Benson

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Dionte Savage

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Anthony Amos

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Michael Simons

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

QB Nick Davila

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Arkeith Brown

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Keith Williams

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

WR Chase Deadder

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

Jacksonville Sharks at Philadelphia
Soul

Jacksonville Sharks

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Jacksonville at Philadelphia

8/14 – 6:00pm – ESPN2

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

Thu

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(NP)

Sun

(Game
Day)

Mon

 

WR Joe Hills

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

QB Sean Brackett

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

K Lindsey Wolfe

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

WR Anthony Jones

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DB Keon Lyn

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

LB Dexter Jackson

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

OL Moqut Ruffins

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR London Crawford

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DB LaRoche Jackson

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR Reggie Gray

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DL Antron Dillon

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DB David Hyland

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DL Khreem Smith

IAR

Game
Day

 

WR Roger Jackson

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Soul

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Jacksonville at Philadelphia

8/14 – 6:00pm – ESPN2

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

Thu

Fri

 

Sat

(NP)

Sun

(Game
Day)

Mon

 

OL Wayne Tribue

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

LB Beau Bell

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

K Tommy Frevert

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

WR Darius Reynolds

DNP

Game
Day

 

DL Richard Clebert

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DL Benjamin Perry

DNP

Game
Day

 

DB Torez Jones

DNP

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

DE Sean Daniels

DNP

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

AFL Playoff Round 1 Practice Status Report – Final

 

#3 Jacksonville Sharks at #2 Orlando
Predators

#3 Jacksonville Sharks

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Jacksonville at Orlando

8/6 – 7:00pm – CBS SN

Mon

(NP)

Tue

 

Wed

 

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

(NP)

Mon

(NP)

WR Joe Hills

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Reggie Gray

DNP

DNP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Greg Reid

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Tiger Jones

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Keon Lyn

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

LB Dexter Jackson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Moqut Ruffins

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR London Crawford

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB LaRoche Jackson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Andrew Robustelli

LP

Game Day

 

 

K Lindsey Wolfe

IAR

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Roger Jackson

 

Game
Day

 

 

DL Khreem Smith

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

 

#2 Orlando Predators

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Jacksonville at Orlando

8/6 – 7:00pm – CBS SN

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

(NP)

Mon

(NP)

DL Zach Anderson

DNP

DNP

 

 

 

DB Emanuel Cook

LP

LP

 

 

 

OL Chad Anderson

LP

LP

 

 

 

WR Paul Browning

LP

LP

 

 

 

DB Kent Richardson

LP

LP

 

 

 

QB Bernard Morris

FP

FP

 

 

 

WR LaMark Brown

FP

FP

 

 

 

WR Larry Brackins

FP

FP

 

 

 

DL Willie McGinnis

FP

FP

 

 

 

DL Darryl Cato-Bishop

IAR

IAR

 

 

 

WR Greg Carr

IAR

IAR

 

 

 

#4 Portland Steel at #1 Arizona
Rattlers

#4 Portland Steel

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Portland at Arizona

8/6 – 10:00pm – CBS SN

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

 

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

(NP)

Mon

(NP)

DL Reggie Wilson

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

OL John Collins

DNP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Deveric Gallington

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Sergio Gilliam

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Christian Wise

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Rashaad Carter

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

LB Robert Hayes

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Jared Perry

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Bryce Peila

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

LB Dexter Davis

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Matt Pierce

FP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Jabin Sambrano

FP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Bryson Kelly

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

K Ernesto Lacayo

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

 

#1 Arizona Rattlers

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Portland at Arizona

8/6 – 10:00pm – CBS SN

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

 

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

(NP)

Mon

(NP)

WR Julius Gregory

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

K Alex Zendejas

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Jordan Mudge

DNP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Damien Borel

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Tyre Glasper

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Hayworth Hicks

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Demitrio Tyson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Rod Windsor

LP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DB KJ Morton

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Maurice Purify

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Michael Simons

LP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Arkeith Brown

LP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Cliff Dukes

LP

LP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Keiron Jones

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

FB Mykel Benson

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Dionte Savage

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Anthony Amos

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

QB Nick Davila

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Keith Williams

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

WR Chase Deadder

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

#4 Tampa Bay Storm at #1 Philadelphia
Soul

#4 Tampa Bay Storm

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia

8/7 – 6:00pm – ESPN2

Mon

(NP)

Tue

 

Wed

 

Thu

(NP)

Fri

 

Sat

(NP)

Sun

(Game
Day)

Mon

(NP)

WR V’Keon Lacey

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DB Qua Cox

DNP

DNP

FP

Game
Day

 

OL Ben Ossai

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR TT Toliver

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

OL John Brown

LP

LP

FP

Game
Day

 

OL Isiah Shelton

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

#1 Philadelphia Soul

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia

8/7 – 6:00pm – ESPN2

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

 

Thu

Fri

 

Sat

(NP)

Sun

(Game
Day)

Mon

 

OL Wayne Tribue

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

LB Beau Bell

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

QB Chris Dieker

DNP

Game
Day

 

DB Torez Jones

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DE Sean Daniels

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

K Tommy Frevert

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

OL Keith Newell

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

WR Ryan McDaniel

IAR

Game
Day

 

#3 Cleveland Gladiators at #2 Los
Angeles KISS

#3 Cleveland Gladiators

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Cleveland at Los Angeles

8/7 – 6:00pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

 

Wed

 

Thu

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(NP)

Sun

(Game
Day)

Mon

(NP)

DB Brandon Stephens

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

WR Thyron Lewis

DNP

DNP

LP

Game
Day

 

DL Isiah Dunning

DNP

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

OL Aslam Sterling

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DB Demarcus Robinson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR Quentin Sims

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DL Curtis Young

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DL Nick Seither

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DB Joe Powell

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

OL Jesse Somsel

LP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DL Abe Koroma

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

OL Joe Madsen

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DB Joe Phinisee

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR Larry Beavers

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DB Marvin Ross

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

OL DJ Brandel

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

K Adrian Trevino

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

DL Randy Colling

FP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

WR Devin Wilson

FP

FP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DB Kelvin Rodgers

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

DL Brian Brikowski

IAR

IR

IR

Game
Day

 

 

#2 Los Angeles KISS

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Cleveland at Los Angeles

8/7 – 6:00pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

(NP)

Thu

Fri

 

Sat

(NP)

Sun

(Game
Day)

Mon

(NP)

DB Clevan Thomas

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

OL Joe Unga

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

DB Trey Wolfe

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

QB Nathan Stanley

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

OL Sam Tupua

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR Justin Wilson

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

OL Colin Madison

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

DL Gustave Benthin

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR LaQuan Williams

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

WR Donovan Morgan

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

DB Fred Obi

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

WR DJ Stephens

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

OL Shannon Tevaga

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

 

AFL FanZone 2016 Quarterback of the Year

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
Follow on Twitter
on August 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Here we are, Playoffs 2016. With that being said, this is the final QB Rankings for 2016 based on the 10 factors that we think make the most valuable signal caller in Arena Football.

Our ranking system below captures every QB that threw at least 100 passes that started more than three games (the only exception is Danny Southwick as he was cut after his third start and didn’t start another game the rest of the season). This includes QB Randy Hippeard who was put on Injured Reserve halfway through the year.

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Congratulations to Philadelphia Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh for winning the inaugural AFL FanZone Quarterback of the Year award for 2016.

1. Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia Soul 2.63
339 Completions / 479 Attempts / 4303 Yards / 101 TD / 13 INT / 126.8 Passer Rating
2. Nick Davila Arizona Rattlers 3.38
353 Completions / 507 Attempts / 4198 Yards / 110 TD / 11 INT / 125.2 Passer Rating
3. Bernard Morris Orlando Predators 3.88
107 Completions / 174 Attempts / 1249 Yards / 27 TD / 3 INT / 114.9 Passer Rating
4. Randy Hippeard Orlando Predators 4.00
236 Completions / 360 Attempts / 2967 Yards / 65 TD / 10 INT / 119.1 Passer Rating
5. Tommy Grady Jacksonville Sharks 5.25
400 Completions / 587 Attempts / 4495 Yards / 94 TD / 7 INT / 125.4 Passer Rating
6. Arvell Nelson Cleveland Gladiators 6.00
261 Completions / 439 Attempts / 3425 Yards / 70 TD / 11 INT / 113.3 Passer Rating
7. Pete Thomas Los Angeles KISS 7.13
167 Completions / 295 Attempts / 2086 Yards / 43 TD / 8 INT / 103.9 Passer Rating
8. Shane Austin Portland Steel 7.38
253 Completions / 420 Attempts / 2531 Yards / 48 TD / 19 INT / 87.1 Passer Rating
9. Nathan Stanley Los Angeles KISS 7.50
185 Completions / 315 Attempts / 2057 Yards / 41 TD / 12 INT / 94.9 Passer Rating
10. Adam Kennedy Tampa Bay Storm 8.75
62 Completions / 108 Attempts / 707 Yards / 14 TD / 6 INT / 86.5 Passer Rating
11. Jason Boltus Tampa Bay Storm 8.88
228 Completions / 413 Attempts / 2652 Yards / 42 TD / 14 INT / 86.1 Passer Rating

*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 11.0 is dead last.

Our metric system is made up of the following 10 statistical categories:

  1. Wins
  2. Completion Percentage
  3. Yards Per Attempt
  4. Touchdowns to Attempts Ratio
  5. Interceptions to Attempts Ratio
  6. Passer Rating
  7. Sacks to Attempts Ratio
  8. Rushing Touchdowns
  9. Fumbles
  10. Turnovers in 4th Quarter/Overtime (aka Clutch Trait)

None of these categories are weighted any higher than another as each are important in their own right. The reason our metric system does a TD/INT/SCK to Attempts ratio is because a QB could throw eight touchdowns, but have 50 attempts, that is not as impressive as say six touchdowns with 20 attempts. I call this the Nick Davila stat. Davila lead the league in this stat throwing a touchdown on 21.7% of his attempts. To put this stat into perspective you need to look at Randy Hippeard vs Tommy Grady. Grady threw 29 more touchdowns than Hippeard, but Randy’s ratio is at 18.06% vs Grady’s 16.01%. That means Hippeard threw more touchdown’s per attempt than Grady did, which is very impressive.

Just remember, this metric stat is based on stats and is ranked on a curve. This does not necessarily say that Bernard Morris is a better quarterback than Tommy Grady, but that Morris was more efficient THIS season.

2016 Playoff Momentum Rankings

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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on July 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM

We are finally here!! The moment all of us fans have been waiting for; Postseason 2016. Even the league’s biggest critics of the playoff format have to be geared up for an exciting month of playoff football. The following Power Rankings are NOT where each team stands after 18 weeks of football. No, these are AFL Fan Zone’s Momentum rankings. Teams with the most mojo working in their favor headed into postseason play.

Let’s get right into it, below is the AFL FanZone Power Playoff Momentum Rankings after Week 18.

1. Arizona Rattlers – 2016 Record 13-3

No team in the league is hotter headed into the postseason than the Arizona Rattlers. After dismantling the Gladiators in Week 17, Coach Guy and the Rattlers had a bye week which gives them two weeks to prepare for Portland. If you remember back to 2014, Portland traveled to play #1 seed Arizona in the first round of the playoffs. If you don’t remember, Portland only lost that game 52-48 and almost shocked the Arena League. I have a feeling Coach Guy has reminded his team of that game and will have Arizona more than prepared for this year’s Portland squad on Saturday at 10pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

2. Philadelphia Soul – 2016 Record 13-3

With Philadelphia’s Week 18 victory over the Predators, Dan Raudabaugh and company showed that they are aware of what went wrong in last year’s defeat in the American Conference championship and have vowed to correct it. It may have been a regular season game, but let’s be real, that game last week in Orlando was a playoff game. Due to Philadelphia’s win, they will host 2-14 Tampa Bay this Sunday at 6pm ET on ESPN2, while Orlando plays host to the suddenly hot Jacksonville Sharks squad. Another winner in that game was Arizona. Philadelphia beating Orlando made sure that Arizona would host the Arena Bowl if they are able to get out of their conference unscathed. With the way Raudabaugh has been playing and the fact that Philadelphia boasts the league’s best turnover defense, I see Philly making sure 2015 was a fluke.

3. Jacksonville Sharks – 2016 Record 7-9

This may surprise some people and even anger some others, but hear me out. After firing Head Coach Les Moss, the Jacksonville Sharks finished the season 2-0 while giving up an average of 33.5 points per game which is 13 points less than their yearly average. The team has seemed to respond to new Head Coach Bob Landsee and with the talent this team has on its roster, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this team finds itself in a 2015 American Conference championship rematch against the Soul next weekend. Coach Landsee has made a point to put his future Hall of Fame Fullback to good use racking up 20 carries in the past two games (a mark that took almost the four previous game to hit). With the way Orlando is limping into the playoffs, don’t be surprised if the Sharks go into Orlando and knock off the Predators this Saturday at 7pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

4. Orlando Predators – 2016 Record 12-4

It was only three weeks ago that we were talking about a 12-2 Orlando Predators squad needing only one more win to clinch the overall number 1 seed in the playoffs. Fast forward to now and we are looking at a banged up team heading into the postseason licking their wounds. Star WR Greg Carr missed last week’s matchup against the Soul in what I already described was a de-facto playoff game. If he is unable to go this weekend against Jacksonville, a lot of pressure will be on Brandon Thompkins to get the job done. Bernard Morris has shown he is a capable quarterback in this league, but he has also shown why Randy Hippeard beat him out of the starting spot the past couple years. Morris doesn’t seem to have the killer instinct needed to put teams away and that may come back to haunt them if they let Jacksonville hang around into the fourth quarter on Saturday. I also wonder if the team go too jacked up after the horrible tragedy that happened some time ago and we are now seeing the hangover from the emotion onslaught the team went through. This team will still be favored on Saturday against the Sharks, but unless they come out with a renewed sense of urgency, I don’t see Orlando making it out of the first round.

5. Los Angeles KISS – 2016 Record 7-9

Although Los Angeles lost in the final seconds of their game Monday night, I still believe they are more set-up for the post season heading into the weekend. The game in Portland was a complete wash, the final score meant nothing to seeding, so why would the KISS go full speed and throw and wrinkles into a game to give Cleveland more on film to study? With that being said, they were still in the lead for most of the game and if not for an untimely penalty, would’ve beaten the Steel in their final home game of the season. The Gladiators must prepare for both Nathan Stanley and Pete Thomas which gives the KISS an extra edge in their matchup on Sunday at 6pm EST on ESPN3. Expect to see a very motivated Donovan Morgan as this may be his last game as he has already stated he will retire at the end of the season.

6. Cleveland Gladiators – 2016 Record 7-9

Cleveland went into Week 16 holding all the cards to be able to host Los Angeles in the first round of the playoffs. All they needed to do was beat LA by more than six points and hope either Jacksonville or Portland could knock them out. Instead, Cleveland lost their final two games on the West Coast and head into the playoffs on a downswing of momentum. Due to the Republican National Convention pushing all their home games to the first half of the season, Cleveland has been on the road for almost two months which is clearly weighing on the team. Having the bye week in Week 18 was the best thing Coach Thonn could have asked for. But if the Gladiators want to go into LA and knock off the KISS on Sunday, they are going to need Arvell Nelson to play much better than he did in the second half in their last game at the Honda Center. It also wouldn’t hurt if WR Quentin Sims is back healthy and ready to go as he was unable to suit up for the Gladiators in their game against the Rattlers Week 17.

7. Portland Steel – 2016 Record 3-13

The Portland Steel have become the new Jacksonville Sharks in the past few weeks of the regular season. In a span of three weeks they beat Jacksonville and Los Angeles, but lose to Tampa Bay. Of course those two wins were at home while the loss was on the road, but they showed a ton of heart in their Week 18 come from behind victory against the KISS. No one knows if that was the last home game for the Portland franchise, but if it was, they sure put on a good show. I think Coach James will try to bottle up that emotion and take it on the road to Arizona this week because if Portland has a chance it will be by outworking the Rattlers. Arizona has arguably the most talented roster in the league, so if Portland doesn’t bring the effort, the game will be over by halftime. It doesn’t help their chances that WR Nick Truesdell was picked up by the NFL this past week either.

8. Tampa Bay Storm – 2016 Record 2-14

What is there left to say for the Tampa Bay Storm other than “Which quarterback will be behind center in 2018”? This team has shown heart at home when the game is going well, but there is no other team in the league that shies away from adversity like the Storm. Jason Boltus is clearly not the answer and this past game showed again that we may have seen the last of him in the AFL as he pursues another career path. I don’t expect their game in Allentown against the Soul to be anything other than a warm-up for Philadelphia. I’m excited to see what the Storm do in the off-season as I feel they have some pieces with Kendrick Ings, Prechae Rodriguez, and their talented defensive backfield. But if this is TT Toliver’s last game, it’s a shame his Hall of Fame career will end this way. Sorry Storm fans, but there is always next year!

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Week 18 Practice Status Report – Saturday

 

Philadelphia Soul at Orlando Predators

Philadelphia Soul

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Philadelphia at Orlando

7/30 – 7:30pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

 

Wed

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

 

Mon

 

WR Ryan McDaniel

DNP

DNP

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

WR Darius Reynolds

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

LB Beau Bell

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Sean Daniels

IAR

IAR

Game Day

 

 

OL Keith Newell

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

 

Orlando Predators

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Philadelphia at Orlando

7/30 – 7:30pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

Wed

Thu

 

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

 

Mon

 

WR Greg Carr

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Zach Anderson

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Xavier Proctor

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Logan Harrell

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Kent Richardson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Emanuel Cook

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Paul Stephens

LP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Chad Anderson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Mote Lewis

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

DL Darryl Cato-Bishop

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

Tampa Bay Storm at Jacksonville Sharks

Tampa Bay Storm

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

7/30 – 7:00pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

 

Mon

 

WR TT Toliver

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Isaiah Shelton

DNP

FP

FP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Ben Ossai

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Prechae Rodriguez

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL RJ Bibbs

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

QB Jason Boltus

IAR

IAR

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville Sharks

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

7/30 – 7:00pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

 

Wed

Thu

Fri

(NP)

Sat

(Game
Day)

Sun

 

Mon

 

K Lindsey Wolfe

DNP

DNP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Roger Jackson

DNP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB LaRoche Jackson

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Micheaux Robinson

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

DL Khreem Smith

DNP

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

WR Joe Hills

LP

LP

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Anthony Jones

LP

DNP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

DB Keon Lyn

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

LB Dexter Jackson

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Moqut Ruffins

LP

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR London Crawford

LP

LP

Game
Day

 

 

WR Reggie Gray

IAR

IAR

DNP

Game
Day

 

 

OL Jason Holman

IAR

Game
Day

 

 

Los Angeles KISS at Portland Steel

Los Angeles KISS

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Los Angeles at Portland

8/1 – 10:00pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

(NP)

Thu

(NP)

Fri

 

Sat

 

Sun

 

Mon

(Game
Day)

OL Shannon Tevaga

DNP

DNP

 

 

DB Clevan Thomas

DNP

DNP

 

 

WR DJ Stephens

DNP

DNP

 

 

DB Terrance Smith

DNP

DNP

 

 

OL Sam Tupua

LP

LP

 

 

DB Qumain Black

LP

LP

 

 

OL Colin Madison

LP

LP

 

 

OL JJ Unga

LP

LP

 

 

DB Fred Obi

LP

LP

 

 

DL Gustave Benthin

LP

LP

 

 

WR Justin Wilson

FP

FP

 

 

DL Kalafitoni Pole

IAR

IAR

 

 

DB Trey Wolfe

IAR

IAR

 

 

 

Portland Steel

DNP-Did Not Participate      LP-Limited
Participation            FP-Full Participation

IR-Injured Reserve         
IAR-Inactive Reserve    NP-No Practice OLE – Other League Exempt

Los Angeles at Portland

8/1 – 10:00pm – ESPN3

Mon

(NP)

Tue

(NP)

Wed

(NP)

Thu

(NP)

Fri

 

Sat

 

Sun

 

Mon

(Game
Day)

OL Leonardo Bates

DNP

LP

 

 

OL Deveric Gallington

DNP

LP

 

 

DB Reggie Wilson

DNP

DNP

 

 

DB Sergio Gilliam

LP

LP

 

 

WR Rashaard Carter

FP

FP

 

 

DB Christian Wise

FP

FP

 

 

OL John Collins

FP

FP

 

 

LB Robert Hayes

FP

FP

 

 

WR Jared Perry

FP

FP

 

 

DB Bryce Peila

FP

FP

 

 

LB Dexter Davis

FP

FP

 

 

DB Matt Pierce

FP

FP

 

 

WR Jabin Sambrano

FP

FP

 

 

DL Bryson Kelly

FP

FP