XFL Orlando Rage Press Release 10


Press Release 10

Orlando Rage offensive linemen take rest following 12-play drive that led to a 49-yard field goal by Jay Taylor.
Defenses dominated the day as the XFL’s Orlando Rage met the Chicago Enforcers in a controlled pre-season scrimmage on Friday afternoon at Showater Field. The teams ran approximately 65 offensive plays each, with only one touchdown and three field goals scored on the afternoon.

Orlando wide receiver Skinny Culver accounted for the only touchdown on the afternoon, pulling in a 40-yard pass from Brian Kuklick on the Rage’s final possession of the afternoon. Kuklick led the Rage in passing with 116 yards on a five for 11 afternoon but he was also picked off twice.

“The defense was a little ahead of the offense, but that wasn’t totally unexpected,” Rage Head Coach Galen Hall said. “I saw some good things out there and some bad things, but overall, the effort was excellent. We’ll watch the film and spend next week correcting our mistakes.”

Jeff Brohm completed seven of 11 passes for 57 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. James Ballard, who was selected in the XFL’s supplemental draft in December, was one of six for 16 yards and one interception.

Wide receiver Mario Bailey, the career leader in receptions for NFL-Europe, led the Rage with three catches for 62 yards.

Jay Taylor had a solid day kicking for the Rage. The former West Virginia star averaged 51.9 yards on seven punts, including a wind-aided long kick of 69. More impressively, he had punts of 48 and 50 yards into that strong wind. Taylor was also good on his lone field goal attempt during the scrimmage, banging one home from 49 yards. Following the scrimmage, Taylor was 4-4 in field goals against a live rush.

The Rage will work on special teams on Saturday, before resuming it’s normal practice schedule on Sunday.


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