The Atlanta Legends are now the only team in the AAF without a win. The Memphis Express were the only other team with the Legends, but that changed last night when backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger was named the starter and he helped lead the Express to a comeback win as well as their first win of the season. For weeks now, many critics and fans including myself, have wonder will the Legends make a change at quarterback. Simms has shown that he is very inconsistent and so far this season he has thrown 5 interceptions on the season so far.
Against the Hotshots tonight, the Legends need to have success in the red zone. Last week against the Iron, the Legends had 4 trips to the red zone and got 2 field goals. So far this season the Legends have struggled with getting anything going offensively and it is long overdue to give Aaron Murray a shot at quarterback. The Legends have also struggled running the ball. In order for the Legends to have success tonight, they need to be able to have a balanced attack on offense.
Defensively, the Legends have played decently. The Legends front 7 has had success at times at stopping the run and in a way didn’t let Trent Richardson last week run all over them. However, the Legends defense has had costly penalties especially the illegal formations which is the defense rushing 6 men and in the AAF you are only allowed to rush 5. Legends defense also got called for a pass interference that set up a touchdown for the Iron.
In order for the Legends to win tonight they need a balance attack on offense, need to convert in the red zone, and not make costly penalties. Kickoff tonight against the Hotshots is at 8:00 PM. Follow @BirdsInTheBenz throughout the game on twitter.
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By: Stewart Zwald @SDZwald041599