2015 New Orleans VooDoo season

The 2015 New Orleans VooDoo season was the ninth and final season and for the franchise in the Arena Football League (AFL). The team was coached by Dean Cokinos and played their home games at the Smoothie King Center. The team finished the regular season dead last in the league at 3–14-1, with one game cancelled and regarded officially as a tie, and failed to qualify for the playoffs for a third straight season. Following the season, the AFL, which had operated the team as owners since July 15, announced that the VooDoo would cease operations effective immediately.[1]

2015 New Orleans VooDoo season
Head coachDean Cokinos
General managerBrandon Rizzuto
Home fieldSmoothie King Center
Results
Record3–14–1
Division place3rd AC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify

StandingsEdit

2015 American Conference standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L T PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
East Division
(1) Philadelphia Soul 15 3 0 .833 1060 823 6–0 11–3 9–0 6–3
(4) Cleveland Gladiators 8 10 0 .444 953 959 3–3 6–8 3–6 5–4
New Orleans VooDoo 3 14 1 .194 692 919 0–6 2–12 3–6 0–8–1
South Division
(2) Orlando Predators 12 6 0 .667 1023 951 5–1 10–4 7–2 5–4
(3) Jacksonville Sharks 10 8 0 .556 971 901 2–4 8–6 7–2 3–6
Tampa Bay Storm 7 11 0 .389 820 942 2–4 5–9 5–4 2–7

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The 2015 regular season schedule was released on December 19, 2014.[2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 28 8:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks W 51–50 1–0 Smoothie King Center 3,833 [3]
2 Saturday April 4 8:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators L 42–70 1–1 Smoothie King Center 3,818 [4]
3 Saturday April 11 8:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators L 42–47 1–2 Smoothie King Center 3,206 [5]
4 Friday April 17 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 13–42 1–3 Amalie Arena 9,122 [6]
5 Saturday April 25 8:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 42–55 1–4 Smoothie King Center 3,096 [7]
6 Saturday May 2 8:00 p.m. EDT Spokane Shock W 66–63 2–4 Smoothie King Center 3,785 [8]
7 Saturday May 9 8:00 p.m. EDT Arizona Rattlers L 39–47 2–5 Smoothie King Center 4,015 [9]
8 Friday May 15 7:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Gladiators L 42–64 2–6 Quicken Loans Arena 12,127 [10]
9 Saturday May 23 7:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks L 41–70 2–7 Smoothie King Center 4,021 [11]
10 Saturday May 30 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 34–35 2–8 Amalie Arena 13,581 [12]
11 Saturday June 6 6:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 41–62 2–9 Wells Fargo Center 8,197 [13]
12 Friday June 12 8:30 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators L 34–51 2–10 Smoothie King Center 4,131 [14]
13 Bye
14 Saturday June 27 7:00 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators L 43–56 2–11 Amway Center 10,536 [15]
15 Bye
16 Friday July 10 10:30 p.m. EDT at San Jose SaberCats L 35–56 2–12 SAP Center at San Jose 9,321 [16]
17 Saturday July 18 8:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 65–53 3–12 Smoothie King Center 5,888 [17]
18 Saturday July 25 10:30 p.m. EDT at Las Vegas Outlaws Game canceled.[18] Result is considered a tie.
19 Sunday August 2 4:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 28–61 3–13–1 Wells Fargo Center 10,018 [19]
20 Saturday August 8 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 33–36 3–14–1 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 11,486 [20]

Final rosterEdit

2015 New Orleans VooDoo final roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Other league exempt

League suspension

Refused to report

Inactive reserve

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 28, 2015
23 Active, 21 Inactive

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2015 AFL Schedule" (PDF). ww.grfx.cstv.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved December 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Slow Start Sinks Sharks in Season Opener, 51-50". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. March 29, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Gladiators Use Strong Second Half Surge to Defeat VooDoo". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  14. ^ "Gladiators Halt Rally, Hold off VooDoo". New Orleans VooDoo. Arenafan.com. June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Third Quarter Curse Continues, Predators Defeat VooDoo". New Orleans VooDoo. Arenafan.com. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  17. ^ "VooDoo Blow Away Storm in Home Finale". New Orleans VooDoo. Arenafan.com. July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Week 18 VooDoo-Outlaws Game Canceled". Arenafootball.com. Arena Football League. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Taggart Runs Over VooDoo". New Orleans VooDoo. Arenafan.com. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Sharks Close Out Regular Season With 36-33 Victory Over VooDoo". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)