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2006 Rhein Fire season

2006 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Jim Tomsula
General manager Sammy Schmale
Home field LTU arena
Results
Record 6–4
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
2005      2007

The 2006 Rhein Fire season was the 12th season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Jim Tomsula in his first year, and played its home games at the LTU arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of six wins and four losses.

Offseason

Free agent draft

2006 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 1 Ja'Waren Blair DT East Carolina
2 7 Ronyell Whitaker CB Virginia Tech
3 18 Brian Atkinson LB Northern Illinois
4 19 Terrence Robinson LB Oklahoma State
5 30 Guy Tuell LB Wyoming
6 31 Sacha Lancaster DE Arkansas
7 42 Derrick Strong DE Illinois
8 43 Jameel Dumas LB Syracuse
9 54 Johnathanio Conley DL Southeastern Louisiana

[1]

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, March 18 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 10–6 1–0 LTU arena 22,827
2 Saturday, March 25 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 22–0 2–0 Olympic Stadium 13,105
3 Sunday, April 2 4:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions W 20–10 3–0 RheinEnergieStadion 16,961
4 Saturday, April 8 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 31–21 4–0 LTU arena 18,224
5 Saturday, April 15 3:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 31–35 4–1 Amsterdam ArenA 12,683
6 Saturday, April 22 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 21–30 4–2 LTU arena 20,118
7 Saturday, April 29 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 27–24 5–2 LTU arena 20,598
8 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 14–16 5–3 Commerzbank-Arena 32,172
9 Sunday, May 14 4:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 10–13 5–4 AOL Arena 16,823
10 Saturday, May 20 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions W 21–10 6–4 LTU arena 28,334

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Standings

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Amsterdam Admirals 7 3 0 .700 259 234 2–3–0 5–0–0 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 172 160 4–1–0 3–2–0 W1
Rhein Fire 6 4 0 .600 207 165 4–1–0 2–3–0 W1
Cologne Centurions 4 6 0 .400 151 170 2–3–0 2–3–0 L1
Hamburg Sea Devils 3 6 1 .350 194 193 1–3–1 2–3–0 W3
Berlin Thunder 2 7 1 .250 180 241 1–4–0 1–3–1 L5

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Game summaries

Week 1: vs Frankfurt Galaxy

Week One: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Frankfurt 3 0 306
Rhein 7 3 0010

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 18
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 62 °F (16.7 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 22,827
  • Referee: Terry Brown

Week 2: at Berlin Thunder

Week Two: Rhein Fire at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 6 7 0922
Berlin 0 0 000

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 25
  • Game time: 6:07 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 39 °F (3.9 °C), cloudy with light rain
  • Game attendance: 13,105
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 3: at Cologne Centurions

Week Three: Rhein Fire at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 7 3 7320
Cologne 0 10 0010

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 2
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 55 °F (12.8 °C), partly cloudly
  • Game attendance: 16,961
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 4: vs Hamburg Sea Devils

Week Four: Hamburg Sea Devils at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hamburg 7 7 0721
Rhein 0 7 71731

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 51 °F (10.6 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 18,224
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 5: at Amsterdam Admirals

Week Five: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 7 17 0731
Amsterdam 14 7 7735

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 15
  • Game time: 3:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14.4 °C), roof open, fair
  • Game attendance: 12,683
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 6: vs Amsterdam Admirals

Week Six: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 14 7 6330
Rhein 7 7 0721

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 22
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10.0 °C), roof open, mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 20,118
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 7: vs Berlin Thunder

Week Seven: Berlin Thunder at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Berlin 0 3 71424
Rhein 0 14 31027

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 29
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (7.8 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 20,598
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 8: at Frankfurt Galaxy

Week Eight: Rhein Fire at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 0 7 0714
Frankfurt 3 3 7316

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 6
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (21.7 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 32,172
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 9: at Hamburg Sea Devils

Week Nine: Rhein Fire at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 0 7 3010
Hamburg 0 3 3713

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 14
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15.0 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 16,823
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 10: vs Cologne Centurions

Week Ten: Cologne Centurions at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cologne 7 3 0010
Rhein 7 0 14021

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11.1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 28,334
  • Referee: Greg Meyer

Honors

After the completion of the regular season, the All-NFL Europe League team was selected by the NFLEL coaching staffs, members of a media panel and fans voting online at NFLEurope.com.[13] Overall, Rhein had four players selected. The selections were:

Notes

References

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