A mic'd up Christian Hackenberg kept cursing during his bad AAF debut

11 February, 2019, 05:43 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6

When the Legends take the Spectrum Stadium field against Steve Spurrier's Orlando Apollos, however, they'll do so with a head coach who's held that position for only a month, and they also won't have the offensive coordinator they expected after Michael Vick stepped down this week. Silvers threw an interception on his first drive. The team ended up falling 26-0 to the Birmingham Iron. The dude is not very good at quarterback (by professional standards).

Along the way, Spurrier took a page out of the Philadelphia Eagles' playbook.

However, Hackenberg believed entering Sunday's game that improvement was on the way.

Christian Hackenberg #5 of the New York Jets watches from the sidelines during the second half of their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


He is now 3-of-11 for 20 yards and an interception.

The Memphis Express drafted Hackenberg No. 14 overall in the 2019 AAF Quarterback Draft. Ratings will be harder when the games are on CBS Sports Network and not CBS in primetime. With 17 players having played collegiate football at Utah, BYU or Utah State, the local connection is certainly strong.

Because of the constant pressure of an National Football League team calling for top talent, it can be hard to predict who's going to be on the field for each AAF team in any given week. A ninth member of the officiating crew, a "SkyJudge," will sit in the press box and "use real-time technology to correct clear errors involving player safety anytime during a game, and pass interference inside of five minutes left in the fourth quarter", the AP reported. But after the score, the Stallions bounce back quickly and scored to cut the lead to 35-22, missing the two-point conversion attempt. Field goals are an option only in regulation. The game will end in a tie if neither team scores.

One of the brilliant things that the AAF has done in trying to make the league get off the ground with a solid following is their allocation of players to teams.

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