the Bolt's Make Off-season Changes?
Season One: Lack of coaching experience
and poor preparation made the Bolts easy marks for most
- (12 April 2001) --
On a beautiful spring day the Birmingham Bolts' season
came to a crashing halt. Bolts' fans were once again
invited to a comedy of errors. In what has become a
reoccurring theme the Bolts stumbled and bumbled their
way to defeat. This, the seventh consecutive disaster
in a season plagued with mediocrity, marked the end
for the Bolts.
hot rumor is that the Bolts will be moved from the Magic
City. The question is if the XFL does move the team
would anyone notice? It is amazing that no one was injured
in the mass exodus from the bandwagon. As the team plunged
into complete failure fans disappeared into thin air.
Luckily for the Bolts the last crowd to see them in
their pathetic worst was more like the gathering of
the Auburn Chapter of the Eric Ramsey Fan Club.
could anyone blame the fans for not supporting the Bolts?
Civic duty is honorable and loyalty is admirable but
there comes a time when you have to cut your losses
and run from a sure loser. For the majority of the season
the Bolts' play was beyond horrible but even when they
were able to put it all together and execute in a game
they would commit a fatal error that would cost them
only needs to look at the Orlando game to uncover the
evidence of this. The coaching staff is one of the least
experienced at the professional level in the XFL. That
is definitely a factor to the lack of proper preparation.
The play calling from a so-called offensive genius was
bland and boring at best. First and ten and the call
is Bostic up the middle. That only makes sense if Bostic
is getting big yards on first down but the majority
of the time the end result was negative yardage and
a blown down. Sometimes it led to turnovers and direct
points for the opponent.
vanilla offense did not work against better prepared
teams. The Bolts are at a crossroads. They can keep
the coaching staff and hope that improved play will
bring back the fans or they can make the necessary changes
in the coaching staff. I believe that if DiNardo and
his staff remain then many fans will not return.
fans have deserted the team and the Bolts are but an
after thought to the media. Can anyone blame the fans?
The media? The Bolts may have had only one chance to
make a good impression oh their potential fans and they
may have lost it. When they return next season the long-term
damage may be too severe to repair. Will anyone miss
the Bolts during the off-season? I wonder?
Sonny Sanders- firstname.lastname@example.org