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2007 Rhein Fire season

2007 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Rick Lantz
General manager Sammy Schmale
Home field LTU arena
Results
Record 4–6
Division place 4th
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
2006     

The 2007 Rhein Fire season was the 13th and final season for the team in the NFL Europa League (NFLEL). The Fire was led by first-year head coach Rick Lantz and played its home games at the LTU arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. Rhein finished the season in fourth place with a record of 4–6. The National Football League (NFL) announced the closure of its European branch on June 29.[1]

Offseason

Free agent draft

2007 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 4 Troy Reddick T Auburn
2 10 Wally Dada CB Washington State
3 15 Jesse Boone C Utah
4 22 Aaron Harris LB Texas
5 27 Erik Jensen TE Iowa
6 34 DeJuan Skinner T West Texas A&M
7 39 Calvin Carlyle S Oregon State
8 46 Ryan Hoffman DE Shippensburg State
9 51 Scott Farley S Williams
10 58 Earvin Johnson TE UNLV
11 63 Derrick Strong DE Illinois
12 70 Zach Ville DE Missouri
13 75 Brennan Schmidt DT Virginia
14 82 Jimmy Dixon FB Georgia Tech
15 87 Chris Hawkins CB Marshall
16 94 Taylor Schmidt C San Diego State
17 99 Steve Franklin G Syracuse
18 106 Michael Franklin RB San Diego State
19 111 Jeff Green DE Florida A&M
20 118 Quentin Swain LB Florida Atlantic
21 123 John Glass T Rutgers
22 130 Cal Murray RB Miami (OH)
23 131 Mike Andrews LB Youngstown State

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Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 14 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder L 3–15 0–1 LTU arena 30,355
2 Friday, April 20 8:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals W 16–10 1–1 Amsterdam ArenA 14,611
3 Saturday, April 28 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions L 6–14 1–2 LTU arena 21,347
4 Sunday, May 6 4:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 9–34 1–3 AOL Arena 19,347
5 Saturday, May 12 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 27–24 2–3 LTU arena 27,349
6 Saturday, May 19 6:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions L 17–20 2–4 RheinEnergieStadion 22,154
7 Saturday, May 26 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 10–23 2–5 Commerzbank-Arena 32,789
8 Sunday, June 3 4:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 41–38 3–5 LTU arena 20,355
9 Friday, June 8 7:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 24–17 4–5 Olympic Stadium 12,114
10 Saturday, June 16 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils L 13–17 4–6 LTU arena 22,980

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Standings

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

Week 1: vs Berlin Thunder

Week One: Berlin Thunder at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Berlin 0 4 4715
Rhein 0 3 003

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

Week 2: at Amsterdam Admirals

Week Two: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 3 3 7316
Amsterdam 7 0 3010

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Friday, April 20
  • Game time: 8:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15.0 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 14,611
  • Referee: Terry Brown
  • TV announcers (NFL Network): Rich Ackerman and Jon Ritchie

Week 8: vs Amsterdam Admirals

Week Eight: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 10 10 71138
Rhein 14 10 71041

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

Honors

  • Danny Baugher, All-NFL Europa League team selection
  • Blake Costanzo, All-NFL Europa League team selection
  • Jamar Enzor, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 9)
  • Carlos Hendricks, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 8)
  • Derek Rehage, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)
  • P.K. Sam, Offensive Player of the Week (Week 5)

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Notes

References

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