Watching New York guardians today was exciting for the first minute. After that it was a tough game to watch. It makes me wonder did this team believe the hype on how good they were last week and did they come prepared to on the road in their first home game. They couldn’t convert on 3rd downs they were 1/11. Against any team if you convert only once you are going to loss. The most critical three turnovers The DC Defenders turned the ball over only once. Quarterback Matt McGloin looked awful 8/19 for 44 yards and two interceptions before being benched. The reality is you can’t have three turnovers and except to win the game. The team looked uncomfortable. The defense the first half took care of business they kept the offense in the game and gave them plenty of chances to put up points any kind of points for that matter to at least end the first half on a positive note. Give DC Defenders credit they came prepared they won at home. They gave the most dominating performance out of all of the games played so far. It is still early there are three more XFL Games to be played before the week two wraps up.
Right now, it is hard to imagine what’s going to happen next week. New York Guardians are going on the road again to St. Louis to face Battlehawks next Sunday. They will have an extra day to rest and prepare. It was hard to watch this game and think this was the same team who beat the Tampa Bay Vipers 23-3. On the sidelines there were miscommunications between Coach Gilbride and quarterback McGloin based on comments I have been reading about his interview, he is going to have to play his best game next week. It was only one game and it was a terrible game a terrible first half and an even worse 2nd half.
To prove that they are a championship team New York guardian will have to win the next two games. The next two games are must wins you are on the road against St. Louis BattleHawks then you are back home against LA Wildcats. At times this is the kind of loss you need to move forward. I think New York Guardians will get it together. They are going to come into St. Louis as a team on a mission again. They have an experienced coaching staff who has been through this before. They will make sure when they get to practice again that they learn from this loss. It’s on to St. Louis