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AAF Birmingham Iron vs San Diego Fleet Open Thread

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Birmingham hopes to get back on the winning side.

AAF: Birmingham Iron at Atlanta Legends
Trent Richardson looks to add to his league high 8 touchdowns.
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After winning their first three games, the Iron have dropped their last two and it does not get much easier for them. Four of their next five games are on the road, beginning with San Diego.

SAN DIEGO

The Fleet also stand at 3-2. They are coached by former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz. He also served as the offensive coordinator for the Rams’ Greatest Show on Turf offense in 1999 that led the franchise to its first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans.

FLEET OFFENSE

PASSING

QB Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) 37-68 (54.4%) 480 yds, 3 INT, 1 TD

He is listed as 6’0” but my guess is he is a little closer to 5’11”.

RUSHING

Ja’Quan Gardner 53-290, 3 TD
Terrell Watson 45-189

Former Washington Husky and 2nd round pick of the Tennessee Titans a Bishop Sankey recently came off injured reserve.

RECEIVING

Dontez Ford 12-253, 1 TD
Nelson Spruce 15-178, 2 TD
Brian Brown 14-151

DEFENSE

DT Shakir Soto 3.5 sacks
DB Kameron Kelly 3 INT last week against SLC.
LB Eric Pinkins 14 solos, 4 asst, 0.5 sack

IRON

Despite the two game losing streak, Birmingham has a good chance to win this one.

After Iron quarterback Luis Perez threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the team’s third drive last week, Coach Tim Lewis made the switch under center. Backup Keith Price was inserted into the lineup and provided an immediate spark for the offense. Price led two scoring drives and threw the Iron’s first passing touchdown of the season. Running back Trent Richardson had a rushing score and has scored at least one TD in every game. His eight rushing scores lead the league.

#ForgeOn