2006 Rhein Fire season

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2006 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Jim Tomsula
General manager Sammy Schmale
Home field LTU arena
Results
Record 6–4
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2006 Rhein Fire season was the 12th season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Jim Tomsula in his first year, and played its home games at LTU arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of six wins and four losses.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2006 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 1 Ja'Waren Blair DT East Carolina
2 7 Ronyell Whitaker CB Virginia Tech
3 18 Brian Atkinson LB Northern Illinois
4 19 Terrence Robinson LB Oklahoma State
5 30 Guy Tuell LB Wyoming
6 31 Sacha Lancaster DE Arkansas
7 42 Derrick Strong DE Illinois
8 43 Jameel Dumas LB Syracuse
9 54 Johnathanio Conley DL Southeastern Louisiana

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2006 Rhein Fire staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Sammy Schmale

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Steve Logan
  • Running Backs/Wide Receivers – Bob Lancaster
  • Offensive Line – Steve Smith
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Duval Love
  Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeremy Holsopple

Roster[edit]

2006 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, March 18 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 10–6 1–0 LTU arena 22,827
2 Saturday, March 25 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 22–0 2–0 Olympic Stadium 13,105
3 Sunday, April 2 4:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions W 20–10 3–0 RheinEnergieStadion 16,961
4 Saturday, April 8 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 31–21 4–0 LTU arena 18,224
5 Saturday, April 15 3:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 31–35 4–1 Amsterdam ArenA 12,683
6 Saturday, April 22 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 21–30 4–2 LTU arena 20,118
7 Saturday, April 29 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 27–24 5–2 LTU arena 20,598
8 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 14–16 5–3 Commerzbank-Arena 32,172
9 Sunday, May 14 4:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 10–13 5–4 AOL Arena 16,823
10 Saturday, May 20 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions W 21–10 6–4 LTU arena 28,334

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Amsterdam Admirals 7 3 0 .700 259 234 2–3–0 5–0–0 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 172 160 4–1–0 3–2–0 W1
Rhein Fire 6 4 0 .600 207 165 4–1–0 2–3–0 W1
Cologne Centurions 4 6 0 .400 151 170 2–3–0 2–3–0 L1
Hamburg Sea Devils 3 6 1 .350 194 193 1–3–1 2–3–0 W3
Berlin Thunder 2 7 1 .250 180 241 1–4–0 1–3–1 L5

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week One: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 3 0 3 0 6
Rhein 7 3 0 0 10

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 18
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 22,827
  • Referee: Terry Brown

Week 2: at Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Two: Rhein Fire at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 6 7 0 9 22
Berlin 0 0 0 0 0

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 25
  • Game time: 6:07 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), cloudy with light rain
  • Game attendance: 13,105
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 3: at Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Three: Rhein Fire at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 7 3 7 3 20
Cologne 0 10 0 0 10

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 2
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), partly cloudly
  • Game attendance: 16,961
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 4: vs Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

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

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 51 °F (11 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 18,224
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 5: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Five: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 7 17 0 7 31
Amsterdam 14 7 7 7 35

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 15
  • Game time: 3:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), roof open, fair
  • Game attendance: 12,683
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 6: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Six: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 14 7 6 3 30
Rhein 7 7 0 7 21

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 22
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), roof open, mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 20,118
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 7: vs Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Seven: Berlin Thunder at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 3 7 14 24
Rhein 0 14 3 10 27

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 29
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 20,598
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 8: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Eight: Rhein Fire at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 7 0 7 14
Frankfurt 3 3 7 3 16

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 6
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 32,172
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 9: at Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Nine: Rhein Fire at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 7 3 0 10
Hamburg 0 3 3 7 13

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 14
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 16,823
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 10: vs Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Ten: Cologne Centurions at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 7 3 0 0 10
Rhein 7 0 14 0 21

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C)
  • Game attendance: 28,334
  • Referee: Greg Meyer

Honors[edit]

After the completion of the regular season, the All-NFL Europe League team was selected by the NFLEL coaching staffs, members of a media panel and fans voting online at NFLEurope.com.[13] Overall, Rhein had four players selected. The selections were:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times are in Central European Time (CET), or Central European Summer Time (CEST) after March 25.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Europe League (January 27, 2006). "Familiar faces return in NFLEL free agent draft" (Press release). Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ NFL Europe League (March 13, 2006). "World Bowl rematch kicks off 14th season" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ NFL Europe League (March 21, 2006). "Week one winners clash in Berlin" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ NFL Europe League (March 28, 2006). "Race looks to be crowded" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ NFL Europe League (April 4, 2006). "Pace-setting Fire host Sea Devils" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ NFL Europe League (April 11, 2006). "Top two in fight for first as season reaches halfway mark" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ NFL Europe League (April 18, 2006). "League leaders meet for second week in a row" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ NFL Europe League (April 25, 2006). "League-leading Admirals aim to maintain World Bowl charge" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ NFL Europe League (May 2, 2006). "Admirals within touching distance of World Bowl" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ NFL Europe League (May 9, 2006). "Winner takes all in Admirals-Galaxy clash" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ NFL Europe League (May 16, 2006). "Admirals clinch World Bowl berth" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ "2006 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ NFL Europe League (May 25, 2006). "NFLEL names All-League team, MVPs" (Press release). Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2013.