SEATTLE MIST | 2-0
The Dream Team proved on opening night of the 2019 season why they are the No.1 team in the LFL. Alli Alberts dominated on both sides of the ball while KK Matheny looked like she is in her prime. Secondary was exposed but it will take time for the new faces to mesh.
ATLANTA STEAM | 1-0
Despite playing a woeful Chicago Bliss who is in rebuild mode, the Steam took care of business on the road. Dakota Hughes missed a few passes and the run defense looked vulnerable. The emergence of a possible franchise running back in Lindsay Hulce was a pleasant surprise for Steam fans.
AUSTIN ACOUSTIC | 1-0
Additions far out-weighed losses, key loss was Leilanni Lopez but gained League MVP Michelle Angel and Hall of Fame running back Chrisdell ‘Ferrari’ Harris, Austin could easily be the No.1 seed by mid-season.
LOS ANGELES TEMPTATION | 1-1
Losing to rival and No.1 ranked Seattle Mist was not the way the Silver & Black wanted to open the season at home, but the squad looks improved from 2018. Monique Gaxiola struggled in her return but it could take a couple of games to shake the dust off. Ashley Salerno missed multiple open receivers, including throwing a late interception.
DENVER DREAM | 0-1
The ingredients are in place for this roster to surprise people in 2019. The return of Breeya Quintana from her horrifying leg-break, development of Brittney Perea at QB and a potential franchise RB in Liz Camack have things looking up in the Mile High City.
OMAHA HEART | 0-1
Often at the bottom of the league, the Heart's fate could change in 2019. Perhaps the most promising rookie Quarterback since Dakota Hughes, Lauren Crouch has the arm and legs to move the needle for an improved offense.
CHICAGO BLISS | 0-2
As feared, the offseason losses for the Bliss were too much in the season-opener, getting trounced by the Atlanta Steam., The Tamika Robinson project at Quarterback may fizzle out before the season is over. Javell Thompson proved why she is one of the more reliable talents in the game. Upfront blocking and tackling were horrid.
When a Lamborghini loses its engine, its no longer a Lamborghini. Departures of key free agents at vital positions will put pressure on the shoulders of an untested and young roster.