2014 Nebraska Danger season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2014 Nebraska Danger season
Head coach Mike Davis
General manager Mike McCoy
Owner Charlie Bosselman
Home field Eihusen Arena
700 East Stolley Park Rd.
Grand Island, NE 68801
Results
Record 10-4
Conference place 2nd Intense
Playoff finish Won Intense Conference Championship 45-15 (Ice)
Lost 2014 United Bowl 46-63 (Storm)

The 2014 Nebraska Danger season was the fourth season for the Nebraska Danger as a professional indoor football franchise and their fourth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of nine teams competing in the IFL for the 2014 season, the Nebraska Danger were members of the Intense Conference.[1] For the fourth consecutive year, the team played their home games under head coach Mike Davis in the Eihusen Arena at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.[2]

History[edit]

The Danger were successful in the 2013 regular season, clinching the Intense Conference and qualifying for the IFL playoffs for the first time.[3] The team defeated the Colorado Ice to win the Intense Conference but lost the United Bowl to the Sioux Falls Storm.[4][5] The Danger were named the IFL Franchise of the Year for 2013. Quarterback Jameel Sewell was named both the IFL's Most Valuable Player and its Offensive Player of the Year.[5]

Off-field moves[edit]

In July 2013, the Danger extended head coach Mike Davis' contract to cover the 2014 IFL season.[2]

In December 2013, the IFL announced that Danger general manager Mike McCoy would also serve as the league's Director of Business Development. McCoy will work to expand the league either through deals with existing teams or new expansion franchises.[6]

Roster moves[edit]

On September 19, 2013, the team announced that veteran offensive linemen Kayne Farquaharson, Darius Savage, and D'Angelo McCray, defensive linemen Pig Brown and Adrian Davis, defensive backs Darnell Terrell and Jamar Love, plus kicker Joe Houston would all return for the 2014 season.[7][8] Farquaharson and Savage were 2013 first-team all-IFL selections.[7]

On September 26, 2013, the team announced the signings of defensive lineman Chancey Aghayere, running backs Vondrell McGee and Mon Williams, and offensive lineman Ian Symonette.[8][9][10]

On November 12, 2013, the tean announced that defenders Kane Elenburg and Deivon Tate would return to the Danger roster and that quarterback Cody Kirby and receiver Emory Addison had been added for 2014. Kirby was named the 2013 IFL Rookie of the Year for his efforts with the Chicago Slaughter.[11]

On December 10, 2013, the Danger announced that they had re-signed kick returner Marcus Barnett for the 2014 season. At the same time, the team announced the signings of Troy Evans, Jacob Payne and Trevis Turner.[12] Evans was named to the 2013 all-IFL first-team offense for his work with the Wyoming Cavalry.[12]

Before the season began, the Danger signed defensive lineman Aronde Stanton, a Youngstown State alumni who had played briefly for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League before injuring his shoulder.[13]

Awards and honors[edit]

On February 26, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 1 Players of the Week. Linebacker Pig Brown received an Honorable Mention for defense.[14] On March 5, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 2 Players of the Week. Nebraska Danger quarterback Cody Kirby was named as the Offensive Player of the Week. Linebacker Pig Brown received a second Honorable Mention for defense. Kicker Joe Houston received an Honorable Mention for special teams play.[15] On March 12, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 3 Players of the Week. Nebraska Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell received an Honorable Mention for offense.[16]

On March 19, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 4 Players of the Week. Nebraska Danger defensive back Jamar Love was named as the Defensive Player of the Week[17] and running back/kick returner Troy Evans was named as the Special Teams Player of the Week. Wide receiver Andre Piper-Jordan received an Honorable Mention for offense and linebacker Pig Brown received a third Honorable Mention for defense.[18] On March 26, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 5 Players of the Week. Nebraska Danger quarterback Cody Kirby received an Honorable Mention for offense, linebacker Pig Brown received a fourth Honorable Mention for defense, and kicker Joe Houston received a second Honorable Mention for special teams play.[19]

On April 2, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 6 Players of the Week. Nebraska Danger defensive lineman Claude Wroten received an Honorable Mention for his special teams play.[20] On April 16, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 8 Players of the Week. Nebraska Danger kicker Joe Houston was named as the Special Teams Player of the Week.[21] Quarterback Jameel Sewell received his second Honorable Mention for offense.[22]

Schedule[edit]

Key:   Win   Tie   Loss   Bye

Preseason[edit]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent[23] Results Location[24]
Score Record
1 Monday February 10 7:05pm Lincoln Haymakers (CPIFL) W 68–13[25][26] 1–0 Eihusen Arena[11][27]

Regular season[edit]

All start times are local

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent[23] Results Location[24]
Score Record
1 Friday February 21 7:05pm at Sioux Falls Storm L 35–52[28][29][30] 0–1 Sioux Falls Arena[31][32]
2 Saturday March 1 7:05pm Bemidji Axemen W 43–19[33][34][35] 1–1 Eihusen Arena[36][37]
3 Saturday March 8 7:05pm Texas Revolution W 50–26[38][39] 2–1 Eihusen Arena[40]
4 Friday March 14 7:05pm Tri-Cities Fever W 77–46[41][42][43] 3–1 Eihusen Arena[44][45]
5 Saturday March 22 7:05pm at Bemidji Axemen W 48–38[46][47][48] 4–1 Sanford Center[49][50]
6 Sunday March 30 7:05pm at Colorado Ice L 30–38[51][52][53] 4–2 Budweiser Events Center[54][55]
7 BYE
8 Saturday April 12 7:05pm Texas Revolution W 35–33[56][57] 5–2 Eihusen Arena[58][59]
9 BYE
10 Friday April 25 7:05pm Wyoming Cavalry W 73–20 6–2 Eihusen Arena[60][61]
11 Saturday May 3 7:05pm at Tri-Cities Fever W 66–62 7–2 Toyota Center
12 Friday May 9 7:05pm at Wyoming Cavalry W 83–47 8–2 Casper Events Center
13 Saturday May 17 7:05pm at Green Bay Blizzard W 63–44 9–2 Resch Center
14 Thursday May 22 7:05pm Colorado Ice L 28–41 9–3 Eihusen Arena
15 Saturday May 31 7:05pm Sioux Falls Storm L 20–45 9–4 Eihusen Arena
16 BYE
17 Saturday June 14 7:05pm at Texas Revolution W 33–29 10–4 Allen Event Center

Postseason[edit]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
Intense Conference Championship Thursday June 19 7:00pm at Colorado Ice W 45-15 1–0 Budweiser Events Center
2014 United Bowl Saturday June 28 7:00pm at Sioux Falls Storm L 46-63 1–1 Sioux Falls Arena

Roster[edit]

2014 Nebraska Danger roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  •  7 Troy Evans

Wide Receivers

  •  1 Maurice Avery
  • 85 Marcus Barnett
  •  4 Kayne Farquharson
  • 23 Jacob Payne
  • 15 Andre Piper-Jordan
  • 20 O. J. Simpson
Offensive Linemen
  • 75 D'Angelo McCray
  • 65 Solomon Orr
  • 72 Darius Savage
  • 71 Eddie Williams

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers
  • 13 Cornelius Brown

Defensive Backs

Kickers

  • 25 Joe Houston
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

Roster updated May 29, 2014
24 Active, 2 Inactive

More rosters

<

Standings[edit]

2014 Intense Conference
W L T PCT PF PA GB STK
y - Colorado Ice 10 4 0 .714 708 503 0.0 L1
x - Nebraska Danger 10 4 0 .714 684 540 0.0 W1
Tri-Cities Fever 8 6 0 .571 761 671 2.0 W5
Wyoming Cavalry 1 13 0 .071 441 931 9.0 L10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamar, Bob (June 30, 2013). "Danger looking forward to 2014 season". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Head coach Mike Davis re-signs with Danger". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. July 19, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hamar, Bob (May 26, 2013). "Danger clinches playoff berth, looks for more". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Douglass, Terry (June 22, 2013). "Danger holds off Ice". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hamar, Bob (June 28, 2013). "Danger, Storm meet for IFL title". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hamar, Bob (December 16, 2013). "Danger GM takes on IFL duties". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Eight veterans returning for Danger for 2014". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. September 19, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Hamar, Bob (September 30, 2013). "Danger building for 2014 season". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Danger sign four more players for 2014 season". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. September 26, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ Finger, Mike (September 15, 2010). "RB Vondrell McGee's UT career over". Houston Chronicle. Houston, TX. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Danger sign IFL Rookie of the Year". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Danger Add Evans, Payne; Re-Sign Barnett to Talented Receiving Corps". Our Sports Central. December 10, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 11, 2014). "Stanton making plays for the Danger". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kickoff Weekend Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Week 2 Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Week 3 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Danger's Love honored by IFL". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Week 4 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Week 5 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Week 6 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Danger's Houston honored by IFL". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. April 16, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Week 8 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. April 16, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "2014 Nebraska Danger Schedule Released". Our Sports Central. October 18, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "2014 Regular Season Schedule Released". Indoor Football League. October 18, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  25. ^ Hamar, Bob (February 11, 2014). "Evans shines for Danger in win". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  26. ^ Chapman, Tony (February 10, 2014). "Danger Strike Early, Often in Rout of Haymakers". Grand Island, NE: Nebraska Danger. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  27. ^ Hamar, Bob (February 9, 2014). "Danger ready to start season". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Nebraska Danger vs. Sioux Falls Storm at Sioux Falls, SD - 2/21/2014 at 7:05". Indoor Football League. February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Danger falls to defending champion Sioux Falls, 52-35". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  30. ^ Wulf, Justin (February 22, 2014). "Storm cruise to opening win". Argus Leader. Sioux Falls, SD: Gannett Company. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  31. ^ Hamar, Bob (February 21, 2014). "Danger face tough opener at Sioux Falls". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  32. ^ Zimmer, Matt (February 21, 2014). "Storm preview: Champs aim to maintain reign". Argus Leader. Sioux Falls, SD: Gannett Company. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Bemidji Axeman vs. Nebraska Danger at Grand Island NE - 3/1/2014 at 8:05 pm". Indoor Football League. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  34. ^ Douglass, Terry (March 2, 2014). "Danger breaks into win column with rout of Axemen". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Indoor football: Axemen lost to Nebraska". The Bemidji Pioneer. Bemidji, MN: Forum Communications. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  36. ^ Hamar, Bob (February 27, 2014). "Kirby could get start at quarterback for Danger vs. Bemidji". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  37. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 1, 2014). "Danger look to register win against Bemidji". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Texas Revolution vs. Nebraska Danger at Grand Island, NE - 3/8/2014 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  39. ^ Douglass, Terry (March 9, 2014). "Danger downs Revolution, 50-26". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  40. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 8, 2014). "Danger looks to shut down Revolution". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Tri-Cities Fever vs. Nebraska Danger at Grand Island, NE - 3/14/14 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  42. ^ Morrow, Jeff (March 14, 2014). "Fever run into Danger with slow start". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  43. ^ Douglass, Terry (March 15, 2014). "Motivated Danger downs Tri-Cities". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  44. ^ Morrow, Jeff (March 13, 2014). "Fever headed for Danger in Nebraska". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  45. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 14, 2014). "Danger looking for 3-0 home stand". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  46. ^ "Nebraska Danger vs. Bemidji Axemen at Bemidji, MN - 3/21/14 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  47. ^ "Danger rally in second half to down Axemen". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  48. ^ Berg, Alex (March 21, 2014). "Indoor football: Nebraska rallies to stop Axemen". The Bemidji Pioneer. Bemidji, MN: Forum Communications. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  49. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 21, 2014). "Danger looking for first road win". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  50. ^ Berg, Alex (March 20, 2014). "Axemen seek revenge for loss, host Nebraska tonight". The Bemidji Pioneer. Bemidji, MN: Forum Communications. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Nebraska Danger vs. Colorado Ice at Fort Collins, CO - 3/30/2014 at 3:00 PM". Indoor Football League. March 30, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  52. ^ Rastrelli, Cali (March 30, 2014). "Farquharson's INT keys Ice win". Reporter-Herald. Loveland, CO: Prairie Mountain Publishing. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  53. ^ "Danger fall to Ice, 38-30". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. March 30, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  54. ^ "Ice host Danger after bye week". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Fort Collins, CO: Gannett Company. March 29, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  55. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 29, 2014). "Danger face Ice on the road". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  56. ^ "Texas Revolution vs. Nebraska Danger at Grand Island, NE - 4/12/14 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  57. ^ Hamar, Bob (April 12, 2014). "Houston's last-second field goal lifts Danger". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  58. ^ Hamar, Bob (April 10, 2014). "Danger getting healthy". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  59. ^ Hamar, Bob (April 12, 2014). "Danger finally back at home to face Revolution". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  60. ^ Hamar, Bob (April 21, 2014). "Danger looking to finish their season strong". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  61. ^ Hamar, Bob (April 25, 2014). "Danger opens second half of season vs. Wyoming". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 

External links[edit]