2013 Tampa Bay Storm season

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2013 Tampa Bay Storm season
Head coach Dave Ewart
Home field Tampa Bay Times Forum
Results
Record 7–11
Division place 3rd AC South
Playoff finish Lost Conference Semifinals (Sharks) 62–69

The 2013 Tampa Bay Storm season was the 26th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League, and their 22nd in the Tampa Bay area. The team was coached by Dave Ewart and played their home games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Storm lost their last seven regular season games but were still able to qualify for the playoffs. However, they were eliminated in the conference semifinals by the Jacksonville Sharks by a score of 69–62.

Final roster[edit]

2013 Tampa Bay Storm roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Refuse to report

Other League Exempt

Injury reserve

League suspension

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 2, 2013
27 Active, 15 Inactive

Standings[edit]

South Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Jacksonville Sharks 12 6 .667 941 883 6–0 11–0 6–3 6–3
x-Orlando Predators 7 11 .389 965 1032 2–4 5–7 4–5 3–6
x-Tampa Bay Storm 7 11 .389 959 980 2–4 4–6 2–7 5–4
New Orleans VooDoo 5 13 .278 833 1069 2–4 4–6 3–6 2–7

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Storm began the season by hosting the Jacksonville Sharks on March 23. They closed the regular season against the Sharks in Jacksonville on July 27.[1][2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 23 7:30 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks L 55–64 0–1 Tampa Bay Times Forum [3]
2 Saturday March 30 7:30 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 69–47 1–1 Tampa Bay Times Forum [4]
3 Saturday April 6 10:00 p.m. EDT at Utah Blaze W 77–65 2–1 EnergySolutions Arena [5]
4 Friday April 12 8:00 p.m. EDT San Antonio Talons L 36–52 2–2 Tampa Bay Times Forum [6]
5 Saturday April 20 7:00 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators W 53–35 3–2 Amway Center [7]
6 Saturday April 27 10:00 p.m. EDT at Spokane Shock W 70–62 4–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [8]
7 Saturday May 4 9:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 63–32 5–2 Tampa Bay Times Forum [9]
8 Friday May 10 10:30 p.m. EDT at San Jose SaberCats L 34–64 5–3 HP Pavilion at San Jose [10]
9 Saturday May 18 7:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Power W 62–34 6–3 Consol Energy Center [11]
10 Saturday May 25 7:30 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 55–73 6–4 Tampa Bay Times Forum [12]
11 Saturday June 1 8:05 p.m. EDT at Iowa Barnstormers W 65–62 7–4 Wells Fargo Arena [13]
12 Saturday June 8 7:30 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators L 48–55 7–5 Tampa Bay Times Forum [14]
13 Saturday June 15 8:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo L 51–54 7–6 New Orleans Arena [15]
14 Saturday June 22 7:30 p.m. EDT Chicago Rush L 49–50 7–7 Tampa Bay Times Forum [16]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 6 7:30 p.m. EDT Spokane Shock L 49–63 7–8 Tampa Bay Times Forum [17]
17 Saturday July 13 8:30 p.m. EDT at San Antonio Talons L 42–68 7–9 Alamodome [18]
18 Saturday July 20 7:30 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Power L 37–48 7–10 Tampa Bay Times Forum [19]
19 Saturday July 27 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 44–52 7–11 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [20]

Playoffs[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
AC Semifinals Saturday August 3 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 62–69 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL Announces 2013 Schedule". Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 AFL Schedule" (PDF). Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Jacksonville's late scoring spoils Tampa Bay Storm AFL opener". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. March 23, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Quarterback McPherson leads Storm over Gladiators, 69–47". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. March 31, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Turnovers the Difference as Storm Beat Blaze, 77–65". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Talons Dominate in Tampa". San Antonio Talons. Arenafan.com. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Storm wins first installment of War on I-4, defeats the Orlando Predators 53–35". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. April 20, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Storm hands undefeated Spokane its first loss, defeats Shock 70–62". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm crush New Orleans VooDoo 63–32". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. May 7, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Storm falls to the SaberCats, 64–34". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. May 11, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Storm blows through Pittsburgh, defeats the Power 62–34". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Philadelphia defense stops Tampa Bay 73–55". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Storm hangs on to win a wild one, defeats the Barnstormers 65–62". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Orlando Predators derail Tampa Bay Storm, 55–48". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Storm falls to New Orleans, defeated by the VooDoo 54–51". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Two-point conversion gives Chicago a 50–49 win over Tampa Bay Storm". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. June 22, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Spokane Shock spoil Tampa Bay Storm first-half effort with 63–49 victory". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. July 6, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Storm's skid extends to five games, falls to the Talons 42–68". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ Adam Markowitz (July 20, 2013). "Storm Limp Into Playoffs In Spite of Record-Setting Loss to Power". Arenafan.com. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Storm loses regular season finale, fall to the Sharks 44–52". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Storm season comes to an end, falls to the Sharks 62-69". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.