Post by jgary48 on Jul 22, 2017 11:23:49 GMT -8
The uncertainty facing some of the franchises in the Indoor Football League has left questions about the player status of some star players in 2018. In Salt Lake there are three stars that could be affected.
Verlon Reed, a do everything type of quarterback would probably have his pick of franchises if he chose to return to the indoor game. Possible expansion of the AFL might create an opportunity for him to show his skills to a nationwide audience that could bring the NFL calling.
James Calhoun, a crafty defensive back who literally took over the Screaming Eagles game with Cedar Rapids, might catch some NFL eyes too. He might need one more year in the indoor game to polish his skills. That could come, perhaps, in Champions Indoor Football.
Devin Mahina, who had previously had a stint with the Washington Redskins, was the hero one of the Screaming Eagles' wins over Colorado and could beready for an NFL return. Maybe that could be back in Washington under head coach Jay Gruden and company, where he could develop into a top flight receiver or tight end, which he played in college at BYU.
In addition to the players, there is head coach Matthew Sauk. The Michigan native has ties to Utah. However, like Reed, he may have have offers to leave for the comforts of St. Louis and a Dick Vermeil lead organization, which has been rumored to be an expansion team in the AFL. The two would be awesome together and might give the coach his first championship. Sauk and Vermeil are similar in mindset and a marriage of the two could be awesome.
It should be noted, however, that in an exclusive interview with SCtoC's Bannock during the season, Sauk mentioned that he and his wife are opening a pair of businesses in Salt Lake this summer. Sauk may be to the point to where he is prepared to move on to life after football.
Next week: Thoughts on travel costs for teams and how can they be kept down.
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