Ep. 29: Express Offense Must Improve – AAF Week 2 React and Recap

We start the episode by recapping this week in the AAF. Michelle wasn’t able to watch any of the games as they happened, so we get her reaction on week 2.

Week 2 Reaction

Game 1
Salt Lake Stallions -9
Birmingham Iron -12

Game 2
Atlanta Legends – 12
San Diego Fleet – 24

Game 3
San Antonio Commanders – 29
Orlando Apollos – 37

Game 4
Arizona Hotshots – 20
Memphis Express – 18

Takeaways from the Memphis Express Home Opener

The turnout was much less than I was hoping but the cold, wind, and rain likely had a lot to do with that. Combine the weather with the poor showing in week 1 and you can see why people may not have wanted to come out.

The non-football activities were a huge hit. The Tailgate Competition brought out a lot of great tailgaters and the Silent Disco brought a great crowd.

Hackenberg was disappointing. The team played better overall including Hackenberg. I think the blame falls equally among all aspects. The offensive line, namely the LT, didn’t perform well, play calling was lackluster, coaching was questionable, and receivers were dropping passes.

Zac Stacy was a beast becoming the first AAF player to rush for over 100 yards in a single game. Once again, our defense showed they are elite shutting out the Arizona Hotshots for almost three full quarters. Channing Stribling is showing that he is a strong candidate to land on an NFL roster next season.

News

The Alliance received a major investment from Carolina Hurricanes’ owner Tom Dundon. With his $250 million investment, the league won’t have to worry about funding for a long time. With Dundon taking the role of Chair of the Board, it should add a lot of knowledge to the league leadership.

Roster Updates

The Memphis Express signed RB Sherman Badie and Mohamed Seisay and released RB Rajion Neal and DB Malik Boynton.

Week 3 Preview

  • Arizona over Salt Lake
  • Orlando over Memphis
  • Birmingham over Atlanta
  • San Diego over San Antonio

AAF Delivery Guy

Current record 6/8

  • Arizona over Salt Lake
  • Orlando over Memphis
  • Birmingham over Atlanta
  • San Antonio over San Diego

Keys to Success Against Orlando

Offense

  • Zac Stacy must have another monster game
  • The offensive line needs to protect the QB
  • Hackenberg needs to be more accurate and also throw the ball deep

Defense

  • Our corners need to take away the deep pass
  • Pass rush needs to have a strong game to frustrate Gilbert

Executive Producer

  • Decoda Muller

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Ep. 29: Express Offense Must Improve – AAF Week 2 React and Recap