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The Dallas Renegades will play their first game tonight against the St Louis Battlehawks. It’s going to be an epic battle between two organizations.  Let’s break it down

Head coaches

First things first, the Dallas Renegades have a distinct advantage. Bob Stoops has a celebrated career.  He was nicknamed Mr. BCS.  Stoops in his career with Oklahoma was 190- 58 and made the BCS 9 times.

The experience coaching staff is clearly on the Renegades side.  While both Johnathon Hayes and Bob Stoops played together at the University of Iowa in 1982. Hayes has zero coaching experience. This is a key factor.

 QUARTER BACK POSITION

The quarterback position is also one of strength for this team.  They have Landry Jones and Phillip Nelson.   Both quarterbacks can throw the ball around the field, and this position will be a great strength of the Renegades going forward

The offense itself is naturally modeled after the Oklahoma offenses.  The wide receiver core has guys who can stretch out the field.  The Dallas Renegades have a lethal combination at this position.  Jeff Badet is a crafty speedy receiver who could give St Louis fits all day.  Jazz Ferguson has the height and jump ball ability that will be difficult to contain. The cornerbacks will get a work out against this offense.

The running backs are also very deep and one of the strengths of this offense.  To be successful, you must run the ball to run down the front four and open up the passing game. These heavy-hitting running backs will do just that. Cameron Payne and Lance Dunbar are vital tools for this.

Lance Dunbar, a University North Texas Hall of Famer, was pretty accomplished during his college career.  He rushed for four thousand two hundred yards and had almost 50 touchdowns total.  He also had three one thousand yard seasons.

DEFENSE

The offense of the Dallas Renegades seems to be a definite strength of this team.  The defense is another animal.  It’s critical for the front defensive line to hold the quarterback in the pocket. This is where Gelen Robinson comes into play.  At defensive tackle, he needs to open up holes for the linebackers as well as keeping the QB in the pocket. The linebackers of the Renegades need to be a disruptive force.  Especially Hau’oli Kikaha.  He had 19 sacks at the University of Washington.

Let’s turn to the secondary; the Renegades have plenty of NFL experience.  Josh Hawkins has 32 starts in three NFL seasons.  As far as corners go, he has excellent speed and expertise to be crucial to the success of this Renegades defense.

Overall I think the Dallas Renegades have the roster to win a ton of games this year.  Including the opening game of the season.  I predict the Renegades will win this game 27-19 — a great way to open up the season.

 

 

 

 

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