CHICAGO BLISS | 4-1
In season-opener, this reloaded championship roster, flexed its muscle en route to a 93-6 thumping of the Denver Dream. The re-signing of Nneka Kwani, now teamed with Chantal Taylor and Kristin Morrison, makes this defense the LFL's version of 1985 Chicago Bears. Offensively Jayne Caldwell struggled a bit, trying to connect with her assortment of weapons. The run game will be the strength of this team.
KEY ADDITIONS - JAYNE CALDWELL, Quarterback (from Los Angeles), ALLI ALBERTS, Wide Receiver / Safety, NNEKA KNWANI, Defensive End (from Atlanta)
KEY LOSSES - JACINDA BARCLAY Quarterback (League suspension)
KEY FOR SUCCESS - Ease QB Jayne Caldwell into the system, Caldwell does not have to win games for Chicago, she just cannot lose them.
SEATTLE MIST | 6-0
Now 2-0 and the Dallas free-agent signings are paying off dividends. Danielle Hawkins has become the league’s most dominant defensive player and Jade Randle is building chemistry with KK Matheny. The play of Safety / Back-QB Michelle Angel also starting to shine.
LOS ANGELES | 4-1
Los Angeles proved why its amongst the league’s elite, especially with the return of Quarterback Ashley Salerno to the line-up. The loss of Monique Gaxiola was not felt in the season-opener, as Meghan Hanson proved to be a strong replacement and possibly better athletically than Gaxiola.
ATLANTA STEAM | 3-3
Despite the weather conditions, Atlanta showed it belongs amongst the league's elite, as the offense showed its balance with the a solid run game behind Jesse Locklear and Britney Demery as well as the deep ball threat, with Dakota Hughes to Lauren Ziegler. Defensively, Pittsburgh exposed some holes in the secondary. Defensive newcomers Jessica Salazar at middle linebacker and Citrece Fox-Birdwell had big debuts.
KEY ADDITIONS - No Free Agent Signings.
KEY LOSSES - COCO MONTGOMERY, Tight End (Retirement), THEREA PETRUZIELLO, Safety (Retirement)
KEY FOR SUCCESS - Develop a consistent run game complimented by play-action, keep a defense that has never excelled, off the field with a play-clock controlling defense.
AUSTIN ACOUSTIC | 0-4
Despite the opening night loss, there is a bright light shining on the Acoustic. The team is building its identity as one of the better offenses in the league with the emergence of phenom rookies Kendria Williams and Kassandra Bills.
KEY ADDITIONS - KRISTEN BECKMAN, Wide Receiver (from New England)
KEY LOSSES - No Key Losses.
Omaha Heart | 1-3
A dose of reality for Omaha, who started the season with impressive 32-6 win over expansion Pittsburgh Rebellion, but were humbled by the Los Angeles Temptation. Quarterback Alex Drake has to continue to develop fundamentals and running back Nikki Bernhardt has to return to the line-up for Omaha to compete in 2017.
PITTSBURGH REBELLION | 1-3
Pittsburgh was thrashed against Atlanta in a rain-soaked home opener. However, the offense is start to show signs of coming together, defensively they will need to sure up tackling. Quarterback Morgan Spencer needs to be the full-time QB, the Sonia Osselborn experiment at QB is not working.
DENVER DREAM | 0-4
The Dream have become a nightmare, defensively they have given up a league-record 199 points in just 2 games. Offensively there is some hope, the play of Zshalynn Canfield is picking up and the frontline is getting more comfortable. This team needs to get back to the basics of the game.