The Memphis Express and Birmingham Iron went to toe to toe last night in what turned to come down right to the wire. Brandon Silvers and Johnny Manziel put both their heads together were able to discombobulate the Iron.
Brandon Silvers received the starting role, and he played well. The former Troy University quarterback being pretty much in his backyard looked like he felt at home. Until Johnny Manziel came in under center and the fans exploded pretty much.
The fans are purebred Manziel fans. If you watched the game, they were going crazy when Manziel came in, but the part I do not agree with it booing Brandon Silvers off the field. That’s his hometown they shouldn’t turn their back on him for the more popular guy.
Reece Horn gets my game ball in this game. Horn was all over the Iron defense. Horn only had two catches for 29 yards in the first half. He was on fire in the second half against the Iron and finished with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Brandon Silvers is the man I would still call the starter in Memphis. Silvers is very underrated and can sling the ball better than Manziel. Manziel has mobility, but that only goes so far because it is a passing game.
Defensively everyone stayed level headed, and I would pick out one single player for a defensive player of the game. The defense as a whole collaborated very well.
The blocked punt of Colton Schmidt may have been the deciding factor. The Express took his blocked punt into the endzone for a touchdown, and that put the fire in the belly of the Express.
— Memphis Express (@aafexpress) March 25, 2019
This game ended at a final score of Memphis Express – 31 Birmingham Iron – 28. The Express seems to be heating up, make sure to keep a lookout for them.