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Arena Football League (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by CrabMan, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    Anyone have any interest at all? I've followed the first three games live on and I'm looking forward to watching them on NBC tomorrow.

    Seems like we have a decent team but turnovers killed us last week. Turnovers hurt even more in the AFL than the outdoor game. Seems like you need to put 7 on the board every drive or else you're likely to lose. And it looks like we'll have a different starting QB this week. Any thoughts?
  2. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    I know little about the team - didn't they sign a whole mess of former Buckeyes?
  3. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    They signed a few but none are still with the team. Vance signed with New Orleans, Germany and Locke were cut and Damon Moore quit (injury, I believe).That doesn't seem to have hurt them at the gate. They're expecting another sellout tomorrow.
  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  5. OSUMBuckeye

    OSUMBuckeye Newbie

  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  7. brutusbabe

    brutusbabe owner of great buckeyes

    Pretty cool that they signed Bobby Olive, since last year he was their Wide Receivers Coach.
  8. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    </TD></TR><TR><TD>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD>COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League released quarterback Chad Salisbury Tuesday, paving the way for Matt D’Orazio to make his first-career start at quarterback when the Destroyers host the Chicago Rush Saturday night at Nationwide Arena.

    Salisbury joined the Destroyers as a free agent this past offseason, eventually winning the starting job at the conclusion of training camp. In two starts this season, Salisbury completed 33-of-63 passes for 380 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions.

    D’Orazio, a former Otterbein QB and product of DeSales High School, will make his first-career start Saturday after serving as a reserve quarterback for the Destroyers the past two seasons. Prior to joining the Destroyers, D’Orazio quarterbacked the af2’s Rochester Brigade where he threw for 3,372 yards and 51 touchdowns, finishing sixth in the league in total offense with 3,704 yards.

    In addition, the Destroyers have agreed to terms with quarterback Ryan Vena who will be in uniform for Saturday’s game with Chicago. Vena was Columbus’ starting QB last season before being waived during the final week of training camp. In 14 games a season ago, Vena threw for 3,076 yards and 57 touchdowns.

    In other personnel moves, the Destroyers waived wide receiver/linebacker D.J. Humphries and traded lineman Carey Clayton to the Nashville Kats in exchange for defensive specialist Art Smith. Smith (6-0, 200, Northeastern) opened the season on Nashville’s other league exempt list (NFL-Green Bay Packers).
  9. osubartender23

    osubartender23 Purple Nurple King

    Salisbury was horrid! I went to the first game, and watched the second game on TV and I swear I was wondering how this guy even made the team. If he was the best option at QB available, then it looks like this is going to be a REALLY long season for the Destroyers.
  10. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Couldnt agree more!! I hope we can find somebody better than Salisbury. It was brutal to watch. This Saturday will be interesting.
  11. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Let the Gunslinger play!!!
  12. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver


    That's right, the Canton Legends are bringing professional football back to Canton!
  13. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

  14. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    I don't how many of you guys (or gals) follow the Destroyers. I'm trying to this year as a pacifier for real football.

    After the season opening whooping they put on Grand Rapids 53-30, I think this team has some potential. Holding a team under 30 in Arena is like hloding them under 12 in the NFL. If the defense can play like that consistantly, This could be a good year for the Destroyers.
    jimotis4heisman likes this.
  15. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Tonight @ 8:00pm, the 1-0 Destroyers travel to Nashville to take on the 1-0 Kats.

    Last week the Kats defeated the New York Dragons 57-28. Much like the Destroyers, the Kats are an improved team from last year and have some real potential.

    This game is being televised on FSN.

    I'll post rosters and starters when I get home this morning.

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