Soul With Big Challenge Vs. 5-0 Jacksonville
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Soul will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss in their home opener as they welcome Jacksonville to town on Saturday night.
Philadelphia fell to 2-2 after losing, in overtime, to Cleveland on Saturday night at the Center, 64-57.
“I do have a good feel for the group right now, it’s just we’re not performing,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel tells KYW Newsradio. “I know they can, they’ve done it elsewhere, they’ve done it with us before. So it’s just a matter of going out and doing it. This would be a good week to bounce back, with Jacksonville coming in being 5-0.”
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The Sharks have outscored opponents by about 20 points a game, on average, in building that perfect mark.
“Their quarterback is playing at a high level right now,” Dolezel says. “He’s really taking care of the football, he’s not getting sacked. He’s a dangerous runner when he’s not throwing it. And they’ve got a great run game just like we do. So we have to keep him in the pocket, and make plays on him when we get a chance. If we do that, we’ll have a great chance to win this game.”
That Jacksonville quarterback is Bernard Morris, who has already thrown for 25 touchdowns, while being intercepted just once. He also has rushed for an additional four scores.
The Soul and Sharks kick-off at 7:05 on Saturday night in South Philadelphia.
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