2005 Rhein Fire season

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2005 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Pete Kuharchek
General manager Sammy Schmale
Home field LTU arena
Results
Record 3–7
Division place 6th
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2004 2006

The 2005 Rhein Fire season was the 11th season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Pete Kuharchek in his fifth year, and played its home games at the newly built LTU arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in sixth place with a record of three wins and seven losses.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2005 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Overall
1 2 Jason Rader TE Marshall
2 8 Jesse Mitchell DT Mississippi
3 17 Sean Guthrie DE Boston College
4 20 Brandon Rager LB San Diego State
5 29 Jeremy Phillips T Lenoir–Rhyne
6 32 Clarence LeBlanc S Louisiana State
7 41 Travis Carroll LB Florida

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 Rhein Fire staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Sammy Schmale

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Adrian White
  • Defensive Line – Ken Clarke
  • Linebackers – E. J. Junior
  • National Coach/Defensive Backs – Sascha Gehloff

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Juney Barnett

Roster[edit]

2005 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 54 Josh Buhl MLB
  • 55 Travis Carroll OLB
  • 50 Tony Gilbert MLB
  • 52 Terrence Robinson OLB
  • 57 Cabel Rohloff OLB
  • 59 Edward Thomas OLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players
  • 56 Richard Adjei LB Germany
  • 80 Alejandro Gamez WR Mexico
  • 74 Peter Heyer G Germany
  • 44 Joakim Holm FB Sweden
  • 71 Patrice Majondo-Mwamba DT Belgium
  • 22 Laurent Marceline RB France
  • 27 Onoh Ozongwu S England
  •  2 Gustavo Tella WR Mexico
  • 40 Richard Yancy S Germany
  • 94 Ulrich Winkler DE Germany


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 2 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 14–24 0–1 Amsterdam ArenA 10,234
2 Sunday, April 10 4:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions L 10–23 0–2 LTU arena 25,304
3 Saturday, April 16 7:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 24–31 0–3 AOL Arena 19,865
4 Saturday, April 23 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder L 28–30 0–4 LTU arena 20,399
5 Saturday, April 30 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 20–23 0–5 Waldstadion 27,439
6 Saturday, May 7 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 24–19 1–5 LTU arena 18,632
7 Saturday, May 14 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder L 15–24 1–6 Olympic Stadium 16,695
8 Saturday, May 21 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy L 13–20 1–7 LTU arena 28,124
9 Sunday, May 29 4:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions W 28–16 2–7 RheinEnergieStadion 32,521
10 Saturday, June 4 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 27–14 3–7 LTU arena 20,203

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Berlin Thunder 7 3 0 .700 241 191 4–1 3–2 L1
Amsterdam Admirals 6 4 0 .600 265 204 5–0 1–4 L1
Cologne Centurions 6 4 0 .600 188 212 3–2 3–2 W1
Hamburg Sea Devils 5 5 0 .500 213 196 4–1 1–4 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 3 7 0 .300 163 246 2–3 1–4 L2
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 203 224 2–3 1–4 W2

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week One: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 3 3 8 14
Amsterdam 7 0 3 14 24

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 2
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 55 °F (12.8 °C), roof open, clear skies
  • Game attendance: 10,234
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

Week 2: vs Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Two: Cologne Centurions at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 6 3 7 7 23
Rhein 0 3 0 7 10

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 10
  • Game time: 4:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (8.9 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 25,304
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Week 3: at Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Three: Rhein Fire at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 0 7 17 24
Hamburg 10 21 0 0 31

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 16
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15.0 °C), clear skies
  • Game attendance: 19,865
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 4: vs Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Four: Berlin Thunder at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 7 7 0 16 30
Rhein 7 7 7 7 28

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14.4 °C), roof open, sunny with clouds
  • Game attendance: 20,399
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 5: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Five: Rhein Fire at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 7 6 0 7 20
Frankfurt 0 7 9 7 23

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 30
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (22.8 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 27,439
  • Referee: Gerald Austin

Week 6: vs Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Six: Hamburg Sea Devils at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 0 6 7 6 19
Rhein 7 7 10 0 24

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 7
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7.28 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 18,632
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 7: at Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Seven: Rhein Fire at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 12 3 0 15
Berlin 0 10 7 7 24

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), cloudy with rain
  • Game attendance: 16,695
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 8: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Eight: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 10 3 0 20
Rhein 0 0 3 10 13

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 21
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16.24 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 28,124
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Week 9: at Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Nine: Rhein Fire at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 14 7 7 28
Cologne 0 0 7 9 16

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 29
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22.4 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 32,521
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

Week 10: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Ten: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 0 0 14 14
Rhein 0 10 3 14 27

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 4
  • Game time: 7:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20.16 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 20,203
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Europe League (February 14, 2005). "NFL allocates record 265 to NFLEL" (Press release). Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2005 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved March 10, 2013.