SAN DIEGO SEDUCTION 2010 STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
A winless season, three coaching systems and a 53-0 loss to your rival does not make for a dream season. There was certainly hope in the pre-season with some raw talent on offense in possibly a Franchise Quarterback Rachel Carroccio, talented scat-back with Krystine Cuaresma and speed at Wide Receiver. Carroccio ended up being a bust with the lowest passer rating of any starting Quarterback at 37.1 leading an offense that ended the season with league lows in points scored and yardage. The sole bright spot of the season was Running Back Cuaresma who could become of the best backs in the League with great speed and instinct. Carroccio struggled because she played out-of-shape and had little to no protection from the front line which kept two potential stars at Wide Receiver Julie Galindo and Jenn Frazer quiet all-season. The horrors of the season were not just on the offensive end but a defense that was ranked ninth out of 10 teams allowing an average of 37.6 points per game. San Diego lacked any enthusiasm, passion or intensity on defense which led to horrible tackling and a -2 turnover ratio.
San Diego started the season with their best performance in Seattle in a game that Seduction Nation could have easily won if it were not for a couple goal line mistakes as a result of horrible clock management by former Head Coach Jim Weatherley resulting in a 20-6 loss. Following the season-opening loss in Seattle the team returned home for a match-up against the No.1 ranked Dallas Desire. The wheels came off early in a forgetful home debut losing 40-6 with little to no offense and a defense that was bullfighter-like unable to tackle anyone. Dallas’ Linda Brenner chewed up the san Diego secondary with three touchdown passes while League MVP Gabrielle Marie ran all over the San Diego defense. At 0-2 and facing 0-3 former Head Coach Jim Weatherly and Assistant Don Sutton resigned and San Diego was officially under their third coaching system since launching the franchise with the hiring of interim Head Coach George Whitfield.
Being 0-2 and up against an 0-3 Denver Dream at home, the League chose to cancel the 0-5 bowl to avoid the risk of injury in a meaningless game. The break came at a great time for San Diego transitioning to Coach Whitfield’s system. The next challenge was the season finale which included a match-up with Southern California rival and eventual Lingerie Bowl Champion Los Angeles Temptation in LA. San Diego coach Whitfield was encouraged about his squad’s chances with significant preparation and being healthy. However, San Diego was about to cross paths with the league’s hottest team in a must-win game for LA. San Diego was dominated in front of a large crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the tune of a 37-0 halftime LA lead in route to an eventual 53-0 loss to end the season. The loss was so bad that several San Diego players were overheard asking not to go back into the game. Following the game Coach Whitfield clearly disgusted by his team’s performance remarked “this team is full of models trying to play football, we need football players that are models”.
San Diego will need a complete overhaul of their roster to stand any chance in 2010 in the LFL’s toughest conference with the recent addition of the Chicago Bliss not to mention LFL World Champion Los Angeles Temptation, Dallas Desire and Seattle Mist. Rumor has it that the League will be announcing the hiring of Los Angeles Assistant Eddie Chan who was a key part of the LA Championship coaching staff in 2009 to lead San Diego in 2010 alongside Defensive Coordinator Pat Kelly.
Strength – Great Potential At Running Back And Wide Receiver
Weaknesses – Vertical Passing Game, Lack Of Aggression On Both Side Of The Ball, Tackling, Speed
Impact Players – Krystine Cuaresma, Julie Galindo, Jenn Frazer, Christie Burns