2005 Hamburg Sea Devils season

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2005 Hamburg Sea Devils season
Head coach Jack Bicknell
General manager Kathrin Platz
Home field AOL Arena
Results
Record 5–5
Division place 4th
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2005 Hamburg Sea Devils season was the inaugural season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Jack Bicknell, and played its home games at AOL Arena in Hamburg, Germany. They finished the regular season in fourth place with a record of five wins and five losses.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2005 Hamburg Sea Devils NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 1 Ron Johnson DE Shippensburg
2 7 Shawn Lynch C Duke
3 18 Ivory McCoy DE Michigan State
4 19 Lawrence Richardson CB Arkansas
5 30 Sean Mulcahy TE Connecticut
6 31 Sacha Lancaster DE Arkansas
7 42 Jason Waters CB Tennessee

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 Hamburg Sea Devils staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Kathrin Platz

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Vince Martino
  • Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers – Sam Rutigliano
  • National Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams – Patrick Esume
  • Assistant Wide Receivers – Marvin Marshall
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs – Dan Daniel
  • Defensive Line – Denauld Brown
  • Linebackers – Charles Jones
  • Assistant Linebackers – Joe Bowden

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Joe Makovec

Roster[edit]

2005 Hamburg Sea Devils roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 11 Cedric Bonner
  • 81 Ricky Bryant
  • 83 Chris Collins
  • 84 Derek McCoy
  • 86 Terrance Metcalf

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 55 Scott Genord OLB
  • 57 Nick McNeil MLB
  • 53 Shawn Morgan OLB
  • 56 Marquis Smith OLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players
  • 51 Shurendy Concetion LB Netherlands
  • 54 Aden Durde MLB England
  • 99 Bastian Lano DT Germany
  • 33 Patrik Lundqvist S Sweden
  • 80 Cristian Malm WR Sweden
  • 87 Scott McCready WR England
  • 30 Claudius Osei S Germany
  • 72 Julian Pjanic T Germany
  • 71 Philipp Stursberg DE Germany
  • 38 Patrick Wischnewski RB Germany


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 2 6:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions L 23–24 0–1 RheinEnergieStadion 9,468
2 Sunday, April 10 4:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder L 13–15 0–2 Olympic Stadium 14,312
3 Saturday, April 16 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 31–24 1–2 AOL Arena 19,865
4 Saturday, April 23 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 30–10 2–2 Waldstadion 22,347
5 Saturday, April 30 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions W 23–6 3–2 AOL Arena 15,228
6 Saturday, May 7 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 19–24 3–3 LTU arena 18,632
7 Saturday, May 14 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 30–24 OT 4–3 AOL Arena 16,415
8 Sunday, May 22 4:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder L 17–27 4–4 AOL Arena 16,889
9 Sunday, May 29 3:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 10–27 4–5 Amsterdam ArenA 16,371
10 Saturday, June 4 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 17–15 5–5 AOL Arena 21,204

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 Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week One: Hamburg Sea Devils at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 7 3 3 10 23
Cologne 7 7 3 7 24

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 2
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (13.9 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 9,468
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 2: at Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Two: Hamburg Sea Devils at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 3 3 0 7 13
Berlin 5 0 7 3 15

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 10
  • Game time: 4:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (7.8 °C)
  • Game attendance: 14,312
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

Week 3: vs Rhein Fire[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: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Four: Hamburg Sea Devils at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 9 7 7 7 30
Frankfurt 0 3 0 7 10

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17.2 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 22,347
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 5: vs Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Five: Cologne Centurions at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 0 3 0 3 6
Hamburg 0 6 0 17 23

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 30
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 64 °F (17.8 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 15,228
  • Referee: Scott Green

Week 6: at Rhein Fire[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: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Seven: Amsterdam Admirals at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Amsterdam 14 3 0 7 0 24
Hamburg 0 13 3 8 6 30

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16.1 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 16,415
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Week 8: vs Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Eight: Berlin Thunder at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 7 7 7 6 27
Hamburg 7 7 3 0 17

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 22
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21.1 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 16,889
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

Week 9: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Nine: Hamburg Sea Devils at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 0 3 0 7 10
Amsterdam 3 3 14 7 27

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Sunday, May 29
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22.2 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 16,371
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 10: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Ten: Frankfurt Galaxy at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 6 0 9 15
Hamburg 0 14 0 3 17

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 4
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15.0 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 21,204
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

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 16, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2005 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved October 30, 2013.