Chicago Enforcers Training
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Linebacker Baisley Making Instant Impact
Although the Chicago Enforcers have been in training camp only two
weeks, inside linebacker Jamie Baisley has been making a strong
impression on the Enforcers coaching staff.
Jamie is an extremely intelligent player, says Enforcers
head coach Ron Meyer. He had a solid collegiate career and
he is a veteran of NFL Europe. Jamie brings a lot of good experience
to our team.
A native of Glencoe, Ill., Baisley had a standout career at Loyola
Academy before enrolling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
At IUP, he was a two-year starter who recorded 207 career tackles.
After his collegiate career, Baisley signed with Jacksonville in
1997 before spending a couple of seasons in NFL Europe. That experience
has made Baisley one of the Enforcers top defenders.
Jamie has been our most consistent linebacker, said
Meyer. He makes the calls on defense and we think he will
be a standout for us this year.
Baisley has mutual feelings about the coaching staff.
The coaches are very knowledgeable, says Baisley. They
have given the linebackers the ability to make plays and also have
given us some input into the defense we will be running. Overall
our defense is solid. We have a strong D line and our secondary
is very fast, which will give us the ability to leave them one on
The Chicago-area resident also thinks the Enforcers defense will
be something the fans will love to see.
We will run a 3-4 defense, that will include a lot of zone
blitzing, says Baisley. We are not going to sit back
and let the offense dictate what we are going to do. It will be
a pressure defense that will be fun for the fans to watch, because
we will be attacking from all sides.
Vince McMahon on Ron Meyer
When XFL Founder Vince McMahon was in Chicago recently for WWF Smackdown
he was asked about Enforcers head coach Ron Meyer. Here was his
Ron Meyer is a perfect fit for the XFL. He has a great personality
and a great passion for football. Let me tell you something about
his love of coaching. He loves coaching so much that he coached
a CFL team in Las Vegas. That tells you something about his passion
for the game.
Meyer Much Happier with his Team
Head Ron Meyer had much nicer things to say about his team after
We had a good, hard practice today, said Meyer. It
was hard hitting but nobody got hurt, which is always a good thing.
The Enforcers released four players while one player, center Greg
Engel, quit due to a shoulder injury. The four players released
were linebacker Bryan Jones, safety Halakilangi Muagututia, wide
receiver Philip Riley and cornerback Clovis Pee Wee
The Enforcers roster is now at 55 players and has to be at 54 by
Sunday, January 21.