2007 Amsterdam Admirals season

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2007 Amsterdam Admirals season
Head coach Bart Andrus
General manager Stefaan Eskes
Home field Amsterdam ArenA
Olympisch Stadion
Results
Record 4–6
Division place 5th
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2007 Amsterdam Admirals season was the 13th and final season for the franchise in the NFL Europa League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Bart Andrus in his seventh year, and played its home games at Amsterdam ArenA and Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of four wins and six losses. The National Football League (NFL) announced the closure of its European branch on June 29, ending the Admirals' 13-year existence.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2007 Amsterdam Admirals NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 5 Marcus West DE Memphis
2 11 Norman Heuer DT Michigan
3 14 Tim Jones DE South Florida
4 23 Jacob Elimimian CB San Diego State
5 26 Tanuvasa Moe LB Hawaii
6 35 Sameeh McDonald T Rutgers
7 38 Deandre' Eiland S South Carolina
8 47 Donovan Raiola C Wisconsin
9 50 Jordan Hicks DE Abilene Christian
10 59 Sam McGrew LB Florida State
11 62 Marko Cavka T Sacramento State
12 71 Larry Croom RB UNLV
13 74 Abraham Elimimian CB Hawaii
14 83 Ben Hall TE Clemson
15 86 Lawrence Pinson LB Oklahoma State
16 95 Greg Carothers LB Washington
17 98 Larry Dibbles DT Texas
18 107 Phil Hawkins G Houston
19 110 Wendell Hunter LB California
20 119 Cole Downer TE Clemson
21 122 Jeremy Darveau T Louisville

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Personnel[edit]

2007 Amsterdam Admirals team photo

Staff[edit]

2007 Amsterdam Admirals staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Stefaan Eskes

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tim Reynolds

Roster[edit]

2007 Amsterdam Admirals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 86 Cole Downer
  • 84 Ben Hall
Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 44 Derrick Ballard OLB
  • 43 Greg Carothers OLB
  • 40 Wendell Hunter
  • 55 Kurt Kahui OLB
  • 54 Sam McGrew
  • 45 Tanuvasa Moe
  • 51 Lawrence Pinson OLB

Defensive backs

  • 22 Robert Durham CB
  • 37 Abraham Elimimian CB
  • 42 Deandre' Eiland S
  • 25 Kevin Garrett CB
  • 33 Erick Harris S
  • 26 Grant Mason DB
  • 27 Jamie Thompson S

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 14 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 14–30 0–1 Commerzbank-Arena 38,125
2 Friday, April 20 8:00 p.m. Rhein Fire L 10–16 0–2 Amsterdam ArenA 14,611
3 Saturday, April 28 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 14–10 1–2 Olympic Stadium 11,942
4 Sunday, May 6 3:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 19–17 2–2 Amsterdam ArenA 10,788
5 Saturday, May 12 6:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 17–24 2–3 AOL Arena 15,271
6 Friday, May 18 8:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 41–31 3–3 Amsterdam ArenA 9,384
7 Friday, May 25 8:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions L 7–30 3–4 Amsterdam ArenA 11,714
8 Sunday, June 3 4:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 38–41 3–5 LTU arena 20,355
9 Saturday, June 9 6:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions L 13–31 3–6 RheinEnergieStadion 12,878
10 Friday, June 15 8:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 21–20 4–6 Olympisch Stadion 11,893

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

Standings[edit]

NFL Europa League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Hamburg Sea Devils 7 3 0 .700 231 176 4–1 3–2 W4
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 254 179 5–0 2–3 W1
Cologne Centurions 6 4 0 .600 205 172 2–3 4–1 L1
Rhein Fire 4 6 0 .400 166 212 2–3 2–3 L1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 194 250 3–2 1–4 W1
Berlin Thunder 2 8 0 .200 146 207 0–5 2–3 L6

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week One: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 8 6 0 0 14
Frankfurt 7 10 13 0 30

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 14
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 38,125
  • Referee: Don Carey

Week 2: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Two: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 3 3 7 3 16
Amsterdam 7 0 3 0 10

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Friday, April 20
  • Game time: 8:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,611
  • Referee: Terry Brown

Week 3: at Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Three: Amsterdam Admirals at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 0 0 7 14
Berlin 0 0 10 0 10

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 28
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 11,942
  • Referee: John Hussey

Week 4: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Four: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 0 14 3 17
Amsterdam 7 12 0 0 19

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Sunday, May 6
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,788
  • Referee: Tom Symonette

Week 5: at Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Five: Amsterdam Admirals at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 0 14 3 17
Hamburg 7 10 0 7 24

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 12
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 15,271
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 6: vs Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Six: Hamburg Sea Devils at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 0 10 7 14 31
Amsterdam 7 20 7 7 41

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Friday, May 18
  • Game time: 8:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 9,384
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 7: vs Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Seven: Cologne Centurions at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 7 9 14 0 30
Amsterdam 0 0 0 7 7

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Friday, May 25
  • Game time: 8:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 11,714
  • Referee: Don Carey

Week 8: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Eight: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 10 10 7 11 38
Rhein 14 10 7 10 41

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, June 3
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 20,355
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 9: at Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Nine: Amsterdam Admirals at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 3 7 3 0 13
Cologne 0 14 3 14 31

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 9
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 12,878
  • Referee: John Hessey

Week 10: vs Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Ten: Berlin Thunder at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 3 10 7 0 20
Amsterdam 0 7 0 14 21

at Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Friday, June 15
  • Game time: 8:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 11,893
  • Referee: Tom Symonette

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).

References[edit]

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