2006 Amsterdam Admirals season

The 2006 Amsterdam Admirals season was the 12th season for the team in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Bart Andrus in his sixth year, and played its home games at Amsterdam ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They finished the regular season in first place with a record of seven wins and three losses. In World Bowl XIV, Amsterdam lost to the Frankfurt Galaxy 7–22.

2006 Amsterdam Admirals season
Head coachBart Andrus
General managerStefaan Eskes
Home fieldAmsterdam ArenA
Results
Record7–3
Division place1st
Playoff finishLost World Bowl XIV

OffseasonEdit

Free agent draftEdit

2006 Amsterdam Admirals NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 6 James Lee DT Oregon State
2 12 Claude Harriott DE Pittsburgh
3 13 Kevin Timothee CB Florida International
4 24 Earl Cochran DE Alabama State
5 25 Tyler Lenda T Penn State
6 36 Michael Tolbert LB Baylor
7 37 Sam Massey CB Morgan State
8 48 Ben Herrell T Miami (OH)
9 49 Lamar Lee CB Arkansas State

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2006 Amsterdam Admirals staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Stefaan Eskes

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tommy Perry

RosterEdit

2006 Amsterdam Admirals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 45 Phil Archer MLB
  • 44 Derrick Ballard OLB
  • 58 Jeremy Cain OLB/MLB
  • 47 Nick Hannah OLB
  • 52 Pasha Jackson OLB
  • 53 Shawn Morgan OLB

Defensive backs

  • 20 Atari Bigby S
  • 23 Abraham Elimimian CB
  • 26 Justin Perkins CB
  • 42 Cory Peoples S
  • 31 Art Thomas CB
  • 27 Kevin Timothee CB

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, March 18 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder L 29–33 0–1 Amsterdam ArenA 16,341
2 Sunday, March 26 4:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions W 20–15 1–1 RheinEnergieStadion 17,251
3 Saturday, April 1 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 38–20 2–1 Amsterdam ArenA 9,917
4 Saturday, April 8 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 38–31 3–1 Olympic Stadium 11,443
5 Saturday, April 15 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 35–31 4–1 Amsterdam ArenA 12,683
6 Saturday, April 22 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 30–21 5–1 LTU arena 20,118
7 Saturday, April 29 6:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils W 18–17 6–1 AOL Arena 15,224
8 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions L 13–20 6–2 Amsterdam ArenA 12,228
9 Sunday, May 14 5:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 17–12 7–2 Commerzbank-Arena 31,769
10 Saturday, May 20 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils L 21–34 7–3 Amsterdam ArenA 15,937
World Bowl XIV
11 Saturday, May 27 6:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy L 7–22 7–4 LTU arena 36,286

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StandingsEdit

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 summariesEdit

Week 1: vs Berlin ThunderEdit

Week One: Berlin Thunder at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Berlin 7 13 6733
Amsterdam 0 7 71529

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, March 18
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 32 °F (0 °C), roof open, partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 16,341
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 2: at Cologne CenturionsEdit

Week Two: Amsterdam Admirals at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 3 7 10020
Cologne 0 13 0215

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, March 26
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 17,251
  • Referee: Terry Brown

Week 3: vs Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Week Three: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Frankfurt 7 3 3720
Amsterdam 14 10 7738

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 1
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), roof open, partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 9,917
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 4: at Berlin ThunderEdit

Week Four: Amsterdam Admirals at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 7 14 14338
Berlin 7 14 01031

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), cloudy skies
  • Game attendance: 11,443
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 5: vs Rhein FireEdit

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 °C), roof open, fair
  • Game attendance: 12,683
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 6: at Rhein FireEdit

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 °C), roof open, mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 20,118
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 7: at Hamburg Sea DevilsEdit

Week Seven: Amsterdam Admirals at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 3 0 6918
Hamburg 0 17 0017

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 29
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), overcast
  • Game attendance: 15,224
  • Referee: Terry Brown

Week 8: vs Cologne CenturionsEdit

Week Eight: Cologne Centurions at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cologne 3 10 7020
Amsterdam 3 0 01013

at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 6
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), roof open, clear skies, fair
  • Game attendance: 12,228
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 9: at Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Week Nine: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 0 3 7717
Frankfurt 3 3 0612

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 14
  • Game time: 5:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 31,769
  • Referee: Greg Meyer

Week 10: vs Hamburg Sea DevilsEdit

Week Ten: Hamburg Sea Devils at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hamburg 3 14 71034
Amsterdam 0 0 71421

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: roof closed
  • Game attendance: 15,937
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

World Bowl XIVEdit

World Bowl XIV: Frankfurt Galaxy vs Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Frankfurt 2 0 101022
Amsterdam 0 7 007

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 27
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 36,286
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (NFL Network): Curt Menefee and Brian Baldinger

HonorsEdit

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.[15] Overall, Amsterdam had eight players selected. The selections were:

Additionally, Hamdan and defensive tackle Tony Brown were named offensive and co-defensive MVPs, respectively. Hamdan, who was in his third season with the Admirals, set an NFLEL record by posting a passer rating of 113.4, leading his team to a 6–1 record before suffering a season-ending injury. He completed 102 of 162 passes for a league-leading 1,629 yards with 12 touchdowns. In the Week 3 contest against Frankfurt he became only the second quarterback in league history to post a perfect 158.3 rating. Brown, who shared the award with Cologne Centurions' linebacker Philippe Gardent, became the third player in NFLEL history to win defensive MVP honors despite not being voted to the All-NFLEL team. He recorded four sacks and 40 tackles during the season.[15]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All times are in Central European Time (CET), or Central European Summer Time (CEST) after March 25.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NFL Europe League (January 27, 2006). "Familiar faces return in NFLEL free agent draft" (Press release). Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  2. ^ NFL Europe League (March 13, 2006). "World Bowl rematch kicks off 14th season" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  3. ^ NFL Europe League (March 21, 2006). "Week one winners clash in Berlin" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  4. ^ NFL Europe League (March 28, 2006). "Race looks to be crowded" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  5. ^ NFL Europe League (April 4, 2006). "Pace-setting Fire host Sea Devils" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  6. ^ NFL Europe League (April 11, 2006). "Top two in fight for first as season reaches halfway mark" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  7. ^ NFL Europe League (April 18, 2006). "League leaders meet for second week in a row" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  8. ^ NFL Europe League (April 25, 2006). "League-leading Admirals aim to maintain World Bowl charge" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  9. ^ NFL Europe League (May 2, 2006). "Admirals within touching distance of World Bowl" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  10. ^ NFL Europe League (May 9, 2006). "Winner takes all in Admirals-Galaxy clash" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  11. ^ NFL Europe League (May 16, 2006). "Admirals clinch World Bowl berth" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  12. ^ NFL Europe League (May 22, 2006). "Yello Strom World Bowl XIV preview" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  13. ^ Carlson, Mike (May 28, 2006). "NFL Europe: Frankfurt runs way to 4th title". The New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  14. ^ "2006 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  15. ^ a b NFL Europe League (May 25, 2006). "NFLEL names All-League team, MVPs" (Press release). Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2013.