2001 Amsterdam Admirals season

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2001 Amsterdam Admirals season
Head coach Bart Andrus
General manager Ronald Buys
Home field Amsterdam ArenA
Results
Record 4–6
Division place 5th
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2001 Amsterdam Admirals season was the seventh season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Bart Andrus in his first year, and played its home games at Amsterdam ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of four wins and six losses.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2001 Amsterdam Admirals NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 3 3 Robert Skapura T Louisiana Tech
2 3 9 Donta Kendrick G Southern California
3 4 16 Donnie Spragan LB Stanford
4 3 21 Clint Bendele T Southwest Texas State
5 4 28 Jamie Heiner LB Northern Colorado
6 3 33 Spencer George RB Rice
7 4 40 Roshaun Matthews LB Southern
8 3 45 Simod Covington T New Jersey City
9 4 52 Gerald Harris WR Washington
10 2 56 Tony Mainella T Fairmont State

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2001 Amsterdam Admirals staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Ronald Buys

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • National Coach/Running Backs – John Leijten
  • Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – Harry Justvig
  • Offensive Line – Jeff Lewis
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Larry Owens
  • Defensive Line – Darryl Sims
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Jeff Reinebold

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Joseph Benes

Roster[edit]

2001 Amsterdam Admirals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 80 Chris Coleman
  •  1 Gerald Harris
  • 12 Drew O'Conner
  • 81 Kofi Shuck
  • 19 Anthony Tucker

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 74 Mark Bristol T
  • 65 Anthony Byrd G
  • 71 Corey Hulsey T
  • 70 Donta Kendrick G
  • 72 Dennis O'Sullivan C
  • 63 Brad Williams G
  • 77 Joe Wong T

Defensive linemen

  • 57 John Eskridge DE
  • 92 Winfield Garnett DT
  • 93 Otis Grant DE
  • 95 Jon Kirksey DT
  • 99 Roshaun Matthews DE
  • 91 Sean Powell DT
  • 98 Matt Sweeney DE
Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 20 Mikki Allen CB
  • 36 Antonio Banks S
  • 25 Kory Blackwell CB
  • 26 Darwin Brown CB
  • 36 Brian Gray CB
  • 29 Armon Hatcher S
  • 28 Marcus Hill S
  • 35 Evan Howell CB
  • 46 Brock McGrew S
  • 20 Brandon Sanders CB
  • 30 Jermaine Smith CB
  • 43 Tim Strickland CB
  • 26 Mark Tate CB

Special teams

  • 15 Jason Malecki P
  •  8 Justin Skinner K
National players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 21 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 20–24 0–1 Rheinstadion 31,437
2 Saturday, April 28 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 14–10 1–1 Amsterdam ArenA 12,516
3 Saturday, May 5 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 28–14 2–1 Amsterdam ArenA 14,268
4 Saturday, May 12 5:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 14–31 2–2 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 9,222
5 Saturday, May 19 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 33–13 3–2 Amsterdam ArenA 11,873
6 Sunday, May 27 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 7–17 3–3 Hampden Park 15,983
7 Saturday, June 2 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 17–14 4–3 Amsterdam ArenA 13,823
8 Saturday, June 9 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 23–28 4–4 Waldstadion 29,587
9 Saturday, June 16 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder L 10–41 4–5 Jahn-Sportpark 10,478
10 Sunday, June 24 6:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder L 28–34 4–6 Amsterdam ArenA 13,812

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Barcelona Dragons 8 2 0 .800 252 191 5–0 3–2 L1
Berlin Thunder 6 4 0 .600 270 239 4–1 2–3 W2
Rhein Fire 5 5 0 .500 174 179 4–1 1–4 L1
Scottish Claymores 4 6 0 .400 168 188 4–1 0–5 W1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 194 226 4–1 0–5 L3
Frankfurt Galaxy 3 7 0 .300 199 234 3–2 0–5 W1

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week One: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 13 0 7 0 20
Rhein 7 7 7 3 24

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 21
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 31,437
  • Referee: Terry McAulay

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times local to where the game was played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linemen dominate free agent draft". NFL Europe League. February 20, 2001. Archived from the original on June 29, 2001. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2001 NFL Europe League Standings". NFL Europe League. Archived from the original on August 18, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2011.