1991 Tampa Bay Storm season

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1991 Tampa Bay Storm season
Head coach Fran Curci
Owner Bob Gries
Home field Florida Suncoast Dome
Results
Record 8–2
Division place 2nd
Playoff finish W ArenaBowl V 48–42 vs. Detroit Drive
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1990 1992

The 1991 Tampa Bay Storm season was the fifth season for the Arena Football League franchise, and its first season as the Tampa Bay Storm. The team was sold to Bob Gries in 1990, and he quickly moved the team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to St. Petersburg, Florida.[1] The team played their home games at the Florida Suncoast Dome.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 June 1 Orlando Predators L 38–51 0–1 Florida Suncoast Dome
2 June 8 at Columbus Thunderbolts W 53–12 1–1 Ohio Expo Center Coliseum
3 June 15 at New Orleans Night W 27–17 2–1 Louisiana Superdome
4 June 22 Dallas Texans W 56–48 3–1 Florida Suncoast Dome
5 June 29 Albany Firebirds W 57–53 4–1 Florida Suncoast Dome
6 July 8 at Detroit Drive W 38–29 5–1 Joe Louis Arena
7 July 13 Denver Dynamite W 30–13 6–1 Florida Suncoast Dome
8 July 19 at Denver Dynamite L 34–51 6–2 McNichols Sports Arena
9 July 27 at Orlando Predators W 26–16 7–2 Orlando Arena
10 August 2 New Orleans Night W 62–19 8–2 Florida Suncoast Dome

Standings[edit]

1991 Arena Football League Standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
xy-Detroit Drive 9 1 0 .900 437 262 43.7 26.2 W 4
x-Tampa Bay Storm 8 2 0 .800 421 309 42.1 30.9 W 2
x-Denver Dynamite 6 4 0 .600 389 365 38.9 36.5 L 1
x-Albany Firebirds 6 4 0 .600 427 342 42.7 34.2 W 1
New Orleans Night 4 6 0 .400 314 401 31.4 40.1 L 1
Dallas Texans 4 6 0 .400 286 334 28.6 33.4 W 1
Orlando Predators 3 7 0 .300 321 363 32.1 36.3 L 2
Columbus Thunderbolts 0 10 0 .000 241 460 24.1 46 L 10

y – clinched regular-season title

x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
Semi-finals August 9 Denver Dynamite W 40–13 1–0 Florida Suncoast Dome
ArenaBowl V August 17 at Detroit Drive W 48–42 2–0 Joe Louis Arena

Roster[edit]

1991 Tampa Bay Storm roster
Quarterbacks

Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs

Running Backs/Linebackers

Offensive Linemen/Defensive Linemen

Defensive Specialists

Kickers

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 20, 2013
27 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Awards[edit]

Position Player Award All-Arena team
Head Coach Fran Curci Coach of the Year
Fullback/Linebacker Lynn Bradford none 1st
Offensive/Defensive Lineman Tom Gizzi none 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Pastor (March 19, 2003). "Ex-owner drops behind enemy lines". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 

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