XOFL Opening Thoughts- -
April 15, 2005--
With the last day of XOFL Signups coming up soon, the league is beginning to take shape, with 6 or 7 teams already set and ready to go for the new XOFL Season. I don't know about you, but this new season is going to like no other XOFL season. For the first time ever, there will be two coferences with teams with players consisting of members from outside of Odgensburg. Also, there will be a 16 game schedule, similar to the NFL, as you will be playing each team in your conference two times each.
I don't know about the rest of the league, but I am pumped for this XOFL Combine coming up on May 7th. Captains around the league will know the speed, strength, and abilities of their players well before the season begins this year. 40 times, vertical leaps, throwing competitions, and more will help gauge the rosters this season and give many of us a good idea of how the season will look to play out.
I know it's still about a month away before the Opening Day for this new season... but it's never to early to make Preseason Predictions on the league awards this season...MVP- Tyler Wenz, QB-WR:
He's in the running for this award every season and for good reason. The league has not caught up to Wenz yet, as he still proves to be the smartest and most knowlegable player on the field at all times. His versality also make him a key contender for the award.
(Watch out for: Adam Bowlby, Travis Wenz)Offensive Player of the Year- Adam Bowlby, QB:
He seemed to be extremely comfortable in the pocket with only one WR a few seasons back, when teamed up with Frank Elmuccio. The addition of Travis Wenz to Bowlby's arsenal should key his Offensive Player of the Year move.
(Watch out for: Tyler Wenz, Joe Byrne)Defensive Player of the Year- Travis Wenz, CB:
Wenz always seemed to be in the right place at the right time in previous seasons, especially when his team needed a big play. Wenz has a knack for picking off opposing QB's and should have plenty of INT's this season.
(Watch out for: Nick Selepouchin, Jeremy Carter)Special Teams Player of the Year- Tyler Wenz, KR:
Wenz is always around the ball in these situations and sees the field well during the kickoffs. He may break a couple of runs this season and help boost his team in a keey situation in a game.
(Watch out for: Travis Wenz, Tommy Babcock)League Champs: British Gentlemen-
I can't see a team with Bowlby at QB and WR Frank Elmuccio and Travis Wenz being able to contain this team. If Bowlby can step up as he did in past seasons, this team should not be stopped on offense, and Wenz will need to lead the team on defense.Disappointing Team of the Year: TLA
(Pospiech, Selepuchin, Palecek)- I've been completely wrong once before in this category, but I don't see this team, consisting of all Hardyston members, being able to compete with the Ogdesnburg teams. There is NO XOFL experience among any of these 3 players and I think this season will be a learning experience for this team.
That's it for now...
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Posted by JJ Conrad
at 9:23 PM EDT