2010 Dallas Vigilantes season

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2010 Dallas Vigilantes season
Head coach Rich Ingold (fired May 24)
James Fuller (interim)
Home field American Airlines Center
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 3rd AC Southwest
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 2011

The 2010 Dallas Vigilantes season was the inaugural season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. With many players of the old Desperados team that put up a 15–1 record in recent years returning, Dallas fans had high hopes for the Vigilantes carrying on with the Desperados' success. However, after a 1–5 start and an altercation with one of his players, head coach Rich Ingold was fired, and replaced by James Fuller for the remainder of the season.[1] Eventually Clint Dolezel was named as head coach for the 2011 season[2] after the Vigilantes went 2–8 in their final ten games to finish the 2010 season 3–13, despite winning their last game of the season on the road, 62–56 against the Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings. Two of Dallas's three wins that season came on the road.

In the long run, the Vigilantes finished second-to-last in points per game with 50, only more than the Utah Blaze, who averaged 46.4 points a game. Dallas also shot themselves in the foot with 150 penalties, fifth most in the league behind the Milwaukee Iron, (193) Tampa Bay Storm, (186)Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz, (168) and Orlando Predators. (164)[3] The defense gave up the third most in the league at 57.5 points a game, better than only Bossier-Shreveport and Utah.[4]

The team was coached by Rich Ingold for the first six games before being fired on May 24. Defensive coordinator James Fuller was promoted to interim head coach.[5] The Vigilantes will play their home games at American Airlines Center. The Vigilantes missed the playoffs after finishing with a 3–13 record and placing 7th in the American Conference.

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-Tulsa Talons 10 6 .625 994 899 6–0 9–2 6–2 4–4
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 6 10 .375 833 870 3–3 4–6 5–3 1–7
Dallas Vigilantes 3 13 .187 800 920 2–4 2–9 1–7 2–6
Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings 3 13 .187 799 1030 1–5 3–9 2–6 1–7

y - Clinched division

Regular season schedule[edit]

The first game in franchise history for the Vigilantes was on April 10 during Week 2, on the road against the Talons. Their first home game will not be until Week 5 against the Yard Dawgz. The last game of the regular season saw the team visit the Battle Wings on July 31.[6]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Saturday April 10 8:00 pm at Tulsa Talons L 59–63 0–1 BOK Center [1]
3 Friday April 16 7:30 pm at Tampa Bay Storm L 41–54 0–2 St. Pete Times Forum [2]
4 Bye
5 Friday April 30 8:30 pm Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz W 55–34 1–2 American Airlines Center [3]
6 Friday May 7 8:30 pm Orlando Predators L 59–70 1–3 American Airlines Center [4]
7 Friday May 14 7:35 pm at Jacksonville Sharks L 49–70 1–4 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [5]
8 Saturday May 22 8:30 pm Chicago Rush L 56–63 1–5 American Airlines Center [6]
9 Saturday May 29 8:00 pm at Milwaukee Iron L 38–63 1–6 Bradley Center [7]
10 Friday June 4 8:30 pm Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings L 69–70 1–7 American Airlines Center [8]
11 Friday June 11 8:00 pm Tulsa Talons L 51–69 1–8 American Airlines Center [9]
12 Saturday June 19 8:30 pm at Alabama Vipers L 52–55 1–9 Von Braun Center [10]
13 Saturday June 26 8:05 pm at Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz L 31–35 1–10 Cox Convention Center [11]
14 Friday July 2 8:30 pm Iowa Barnstormers L 38–59 1–11 Wells Fargo Arena [12]
15 Friday July 9 8:00 pm Tampa Bay Storm L 34–56 1–12 American Airlines Center [13]
16 Saturday July 17 8:00 pm at Chicago Rush W 65–52 (OT) 2–12 Allstate Arena [14]
17 Friday July 23 8:30 pm Utah Blaze L 41–51 2–13 American Airlines Center [15]
18 Saturday July 31 8:05 pm Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings W 62–56 3–13 CenturyTel Center [16]

All times are EDT

Roster[edit]

2010 Dallas Vigilantes roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • Currently vacant

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injury reserve

Other league exempt

Refused to report

Team suspension

Recallable reassignment

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 15, 2010
22 Active, 16 Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: BYE[edit]

Week 2: at Tulsa Talons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 14 17 14 14 59
Talons 7 14 20 22 63

at BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Date: April 10
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 6,108
  • Referee: Joe Pester
  • Recap

After a 20-yard touchdown reception by Derek Lee, the Vigilantes had an 11-point lead with 6:33 left in the 4th quarter. However the Talons fought back with a pair of short touchdown runs by their quarterback, Justin Allgood, the second of which set up by a fumble recovery by Tulsa's Jamar Ransom at the Dallas 2-yard line. The Vigilantes' final drive fell short of a touchdown, resulting in a loss. Quarterback Shane Stafford threw for 347 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Josh White ran for 33 yards and 3 touchdowns in the losing effort.

Week 3: at Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 14 7 7 13 41
Storm 7 20 6 21 54

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: April 16
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 14,122
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • Recap

Dallas got off to a quick start by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Having lost starting quarterback Shane Stafford to injury, Collin Drafts was called on to take his place. Drafts completed 21 of 30 passes for 212 yards, and had 5 total touchdowns on the day, but a key play with under a minute left in the 1st half shifted the momentum in the game to Tampa Bay. It was 4th and goal on the 1-yard line for the Vigilantes, but they were unable to take the ball in for a score, turning the ball over on downs. Now with possession, the Storm took the ball the length of the field for a touchdown. Instead of increasing their lead before the half, the Vigilantes now trailed. Drafts had a 15-yard rushing touchdown midway through the 3rd quarter to regain the lead, but the Dallas defense allowed Tampa Bay to take it right back, and Dallas never led the rest of the night. The loss dropped the Vigilantes to 0–2.

Week 4: BYE[edit]

Week 5: vs. Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yard Dawgz 0 21 7 6 34
Vigilantes 20 21 7 7 55

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: April 30
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 7,051
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

The Vigilantes won their first game in franchise history by defeating the Yard Dawgz 55–34. Dallas had a 20–0 lead after the 1st quarter. Oklahoma City scored the first three touchdowns on the 2nd quarter to take a 21–20 lead, but Dallas came up with three touchdowns of their own in the final minute of the half on a pair of passing touchdowns and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The rest of the game did not see much scoring by either team, allowing Dallas to cruise to a victory.

Collin Drafts threw for 239 yards and 4 touchdowns, and also had a rushing touchdown. Larry Brackins was the leading receiver with 111 yards on 7 catches and 2 touchdowns.

Week 6: vs. Orlando Predators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 10 13 21 26 70
Vigilantes 7 25 21 6 59

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: May 7
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 7,108
  • Recap

After taking a 63–44 lead after 3 quarters, the Orlando Predators took advantage of turnovers on Dallas, which cost Dallas the game. Collin Drafts threw 6 touchdowns but had 3 interceptions, all in the 4th quarter. Drafts also fumbled a snap late in the game, which was picked up by Orlando at the Dallas 8-yard line and taken in for a touchdown.

Week 7: at Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 0 14 21 14 49
Sharks 13 23 7 27 70

at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: May 14
  • Game time: 7:35 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,052
  • Recap

The Vigilantes fell behind 36–7 late in the 1st half. Scoring the game's next 3 touchdowns, they made it an 8-point game, and by the end of the 3rd quarter trailed 43–35. After the teams traded the first two touchdowns of the 4th quarter, Jacksonville took a 14-point lead on a fumble by Collin Drafts a yard out of his own end zone that was picked up by the Sharks and taken in for the score. Dallas ran out of time for a comeback, falling 70–49.

Drafts threw for 308 yards and 7 touchdowns with an interception. In all, Dallas had 4 turnovers in the game. Larry Brackins caught 12 passes, 5 for touchdowns, with 119 total receiving yards.

Week 8: vs. Chicago Rush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rush 21 20 7 15 63
Vigilantes 14 21 7 14 56

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: May 22
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,583
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

Following another loss, head coach Rich Ingold was fired. Defensive coordinator James Fuller was promoted to interim head coach.[5]

Week 9: at Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 7 10 7 14 38
Iron 13 14 16 20 63

at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: May 29
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • Recap

Week 10: vs. Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Battle Wings 21 13 14 22 70
Vigilantes 7 20 28 14 69

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 4
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,297
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

Week 11: vs. Tulsa Talons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Talons 7 21 13 28 69
Vigilantes 14 17 13 7 51

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 11
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,192
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

Week 12: at Alabama Vipers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 14 17 7 14 52
Vipers 20 13 7 15 55

at Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Date: June 19
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,260
  • Recap

Week 13: at Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 0 17 7 7 31
Yard Dawgz 6 10 0 19 35

at Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 8:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,114
  • Referee: Chris Snead
  • Recap

Week 14: vs. Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Barnstormers 7 16 15 21 59
Vigilantes 14 3 7 14 38

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: July 2
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,126
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

Week 15: vs. Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Storm 7 21 14 14 56
Vigilantes 7 17 10 0 34

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: July 9
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,009
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

Week 16: at Chicago Rush[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Vigilantes 14 14 7 17 13 65
Rush 0 23 14 15 0 52

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: July 17
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 7,594
  • Referee: Tom McCabe
  • Recap

Week 17: vs. Utah Blaze[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blaze 14 20 7 10 51
Vigilantes 13 14 14 0 41

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: July 23
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 9,123
  • Referee: Mark Windham
  • Recap

Week 18: at Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vigilantes 7 7 21 27 62
Battle Wings 14 14 7 21 56

at CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, Louisiana

  • Date: July 31
  • Game time: 8:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,417
  • Referee: Scott Vaughn
  • Recap

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