I wanted to find out what, if any difference there might be in the talent of the teams from AF2 and the returning AFL squads. The best way to do that would be by speaking with the most successful AF2 team that is making the transition. In four years, the Shock won the AF2 title twice. In that four years they were in the playoffs each season and did lose one title game. While doing that, the team led the league in attendance each season. So, what do they expect now that they are in the AFL?

I spoke with the Director of Communication for the five-year-old Spokane Shock, Kevin Maloney. He and his team are glad to be in the AFL and do in fact believe that it is a step up for the players.

He said, “It is a different level of play and the team cannot rest on their laurels or the teams past success or glory. They must prepare to play at a higher level.”

I asked if the Shock and Rattlers had a pipeline for players that they shared, he said no, “the ties of players moving from Shock to Rattlers are coincidental.” “Davila, current Rattlers QB and former top gun for the Shock wanted to be closer to So-Cal and his new baby and family, so it worked out well for Nick.”

I asked if the AFL talent, its experience, and reach were part of the Shock’s move to the new league. “All of the above, the talent, national broadcast of games, NFL Network, and their game of the week. Now the ทางเข้า ufabet front office needs to step. The talent in the AFL, no question it is a higher level of football. The highest levels are the NFL, Canada, now the UFL, and then the AFL. That is it, there is no higher level. The AFL is the highest level of indoor football there is.”

“A good is example is our new Head Coach Rob Keefe, he was great AF2 player and had 19 interceptions in 2 years and went to play for the AFL Soul and had zero that shows the difference.”

I wanted to know if being at this new level made it harder or easier to recruit? “Both, the Shock have added a 2,000 square foot weight room and a new locker room. We want to do everything we can within the rules to make ourselves a better team. We added more seats for our fans. These are all things that before we did not need.”

“In the world of the AFL, everyone has heard of the Chicago, Orlando, Jacksonville, Milwaukee teams, not everyone has heard of Spokane! The first two weeks of training camp have gone well, we and the players are adapting, and they notice the difference and want to play here, to stay here, and make it a place to live in the off season.”