By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With seven games in the books in the 2013 Arena Football League for the Philadelphia Soul, head coach Clint Dolezel breaks down how to describe his team to this point.
“Inconsistent is the word there,” Dolezel tells KYW Newsradio. “We play one week well and then we seem to play two games where we’re not playing so well. We gotta get back on track, a roll, for sure and put some games together.”
The Soul sit at 3-4 on the season as they prepare to host Orlando on Saturday night. Surprisingly, they are 0-3 at home after last week’s 53-48 loss to the Pittsburgh Power in South Philadelphia.
“It is in the back of everybody’s head, to maybe press a little bit and win at home,” Dolezel says. “But the bottom line is we just need to win football games whether they’re at home (or) on the road. It starts being consistent in all three phases of the game. One guy just seems to be a little bit off at times and it seems like (opponents) find that person that’s off every time and take advantage of him. So we’ve got on the same page.”
One of the Soul’s best performances this seasons came against this Orlando team, which is coached by former Soul head man Doug Plank. Philadelphia smothered the Predators 61-33 down in Florida on April 6th.
“They are a much improved team over the first time we played them,” Dolezel says. “Now with Aaron Garcia at the helm (at quarterback), they’ve won both games that he’s started. So they are playing with some confidence, they’re playing better football. They beat Spokane, who is one of the top two or three teams in the league, last week in an old fashioned shootout, 83-82. So they feel good about their offense right now and they should. So we’re going to have our hands full.”
Overall, Orlando is 2-5 on the season.
The Soul and the Predators kick-off at 7:00pm on Saturday at the Center.
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