Hey playoff-bound Rattler fans!
We have just come off of a big win in Steel Town over the Pittsburgh Power (68-34). With the win, we locked up home-field advantage all the way through the Arena Football League playoffs. We are very happy to have the opportunity to play in the Snake Pit!
Against the Power, we started fast, were focused and never took our foot off of the pedal. I am very proud of our guys. We have four more games to go, but we have to play one play, one quarter and one game at a time.
For all of you crossover fans of the Arizona Cardinals, it was nice to give the city of Pittsburgh some pain after that Super Bowl loss in 2009!
Now that the bye week is upon us, the guys have a well-deserved week off – well, we will call it active rest. The quarterbacks and wide receivers have been throwing the ball around to keep their timing on par. The rest of the squad is using this time to do some lifting and cardio work. I gave the team a simple message before heading into this week – don’t be a couch potato! Bye weeks always test the discipline of a team to see if each individual can be a self starter when nobody is around to tell them what to do.
When we got back from Pittsburgh, ASST. HEAD COACH KANI KAUAHI, DIR. OF PLAYER PERSONNEL ZACH TRUTY and myself worked on some self scouting, personnel evaluations and talked about some Rattlers that we will be recruiting to join our roster for next season.
After the meeting, I loaded up some Dallas Vigilantes film on my laptop and packed the car to spend my bye week with Mickey and Donald. My family and I are heading to Disneyland! The AFL season runs through the summer, so it is hard to schedule family vacations while school is out. School starts before the playoffs are over, so I will use this time to hang out with the family and get a fresh mind heading into the playoffs.
We will see you all in two weeks for our July 29th quarterfinal game. Let’s get it loud and black it out at the US Airways Center!
And, let’s welcome back San Jose to the Snake Pit. That’s right, there is no way Spokane will beat San Jose on Saturday (July 16). Hey, let’s see if my old team can make me a profit!
– Coach Guy
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