back in form, but Chicago falls short
Troy Pringle - Enforcers Team Reporter
- (12 March 2001) --
As should be expected in the XFL, the Enforcers - Maniax battle
lived up to it's billing. From the very first drive, we laid
witness to a scoring onslaught. Teams were throwing the ball
downfield and scoring at will. Big play after big play moved
Kevin McDougal had an impressive game connecting with Junior
Lord, Luther Leverson, and John Avery for big gains. However,
for the second game in a row, he couldn't punch into the endzone.
But, he didn't have to because LaShon Johnson and John Avery
were on a mission. Two TD's from Johnson and a 25-yard TD sprint
around the Memphis defense by Avery put up most of Chicago's
points. Add 2 of 3 in conversions and an Andy Crosland field
goal to cap off the Enforcers scoring at 23.
that scoring would normally warrant a victory in any football
league, especially with Memphis' starting running back, Rashaan
Salaam, and back-up, Rafael Cooper out for at least the remainder
of the game. And with two Memphis turnovers inside the redzone,
it looked as if Chicago was about to put this game away. But,
like the Chicago offense, Memphis came to play. Druckenmiller,
practically guaranteeing himself XFL Offensive Player of the
Week, tossed for over 400 passing yards through a "which
one will show up today" Chicago secondary, with 240 of
those yards going to Charles Jordan.
just 20 seconds left, the Enforcers tried to pull-off another
come from behind victory, but multiple receivers in the endzone
couldn't grab onto a Hail Mary attempt by McDougal.
we walk out of The Asylum with a loss, I am very relieved to
see the offense back in form. John Avery busting through defenses,
receivers making the big plays, and Lashon Johnson making it
happen inside the red-zone.
a week East Division, with a little tweaking in the defensive
strategy, I am still looking at the Enforcers in the play-offs
against Orlando. I am sure Ron Meyer, Tony Lombardi and Chicago
secondary will be focusing on the defensive play this week.
Enforcer fans, imagine an offense of this caliber with a stingy
defense. Is this a dream? We'll find out this Sunday, March
18, as the pass-happy San Francisco Demons come to Soldier Field.
Can the Enforcers make this two in a row at home? Be there to