Caught up with Shock coach Rob Keefe just before he was boarding a morning flight to Salt Lake City. As he stated earlier in the week, Keefe made a couple of adjustments to the roster, but not wholesale changes.
Read on for my unedited advance. Also, SWX announced that it will televise the game on a tape-delayed basis at 8 p.m. (kickoff is at 6) Friday.
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True to his word, Spokane Shock head coach Rob Keefe tinkered with the roster, but didn’t make wholesale changes from Week 1 to Week 2.
The same 23 players remain on
The only adjustment to the starting lineup will be Rod Mosley at middle defensive back in place of Travis Williams. Mosley played for arenafootball2
“This isn’t a knock on any player that suited up last week, but we have to see what the others can do and get to the bye week (after the third game) when we have four guys coming off injured-reserve,” Keefe said. “We have to keep preparing to get that core group of guys for later in the season.”
Keefe expects to see considerable improvement from last week. He said the team had a “great week” of practice.
“You’re only as good as your last game and we lost our last game,” Keefe said. “We have to prove to this league that we’re a good team. I believe
For the second straight game, Keefe isn’t quite sure what to expect from the opponent. He’s familiar with many of the
Brett Elliott, who played at
“We called Brett to see where he was and he thought going to
Keefe said receiver Raul Vijil and defensive back William Mulder will probably return kicks. Vijil was one of the top return specialists in af2.