Face Critical Road Game
Bamaslammer - Bolts Team Reporter
- (8 February 2001) --
The Bolts and Hitmen have both been down on the mat
early in the XFL season. The Hitmen spent the first
half of Saturday's game getting pummeled by the Las
Vegas squad and only fought to a draw in the second
half. The Bolts were knocked down early by the Maniacs
but led a furious comeback that was cut short by their
is such an early game so critical? If the Bolts fall
at Giants Stadium they would be 0-2 and coming home
to face the high powered Orlando squad that spanked
the Bolts in their last meeting in pre-season.
comparison an 0-2 start would equate to an 0-3-1 start
in the NFL.
pro football the difference between winners and losers
is often razor thin. One has to wonder in this single
entity sports league if league management will adjust
their crowd expectations for a team that has a losing
season. So far the furious comeback Sunday was enough
to keep the wolves away but an 0-3 start would be like
wearing steak flavored pants at a dog kennel.
Bolts have reason for confidence going against the Hitmen.
The Bolts high-pressure speed based defense should match
up better with the Hitmen and offensively the Bolts
are only a few corrections away from putting some serious
points on the board. The bolts need injured safety Fred
White to get back on the field to help the struggling
secondary. Don't look for the Hitmen to look as incompetent
Sunday. They too have had a week to correct their mistakes
and the Bolts will be in their house.