Break timeThe Shock (4-9) and Kiss (2-11) are coming off a much-needed bye week. Spokane has dropped four of its last five. L.A. handed San Jose its only loss, then dropped close games to Philadelphia and Arizona, two of the AFL’s top-three ranked teams. “It was really nice to be able to rest the body,” defensive lineman Terrance Taylor said. “It’s good to have us refocus on what we want this season, what direction we’re going and things we have to do to be in the playoffs.” Some players squeezed in trips home while others remained in Spokane and worked out. James Ruffin stayed busy with his job working with kids in Coeur d’Alene. Smith went back to New Jersey and helped the high school team he serves as an assistant coach for during the offseason. “It’s good to get away and get refreshed,” Smith said. “How many teams can say they’re 4-9 and still be in the playoff hunt? My high school team last year, we were 1-6 and it was all about power points and in our last game we still had a chance (for the playoffs). Five months later, I’m in the same situation. We have to grasp the opportunity and make the most of it.”
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