The San Diego Fleet started off the season in a defensive loss which saw them bench their starting QB. They are 2-0 since then and continue to gain momentum early on in the season.
Former Rams WR Nelson Spruce was a big part of the success today, as he gave starting QB Philip Nelson a reliable target that was able to get open for two touchdowns and make four receptions for 50 yards as well. Of course, former Rams Head coach Mike Martz has had his work cut out for him since the starting point of the season but today was a statement made for the Fleet who gave the Commanders a drubbing to avenge their opening day loss at the beginning of the season. Former Rams WR Laquvionte Gonzalez found an opening in the defense to complete a 43 yard catch but aside from those two former Rams, the rest of the passing attack was limited.
The Fleet found something behind their stout offensive line last week but followed it up with over 200 yards combined between RB’s JaQuan Gardner and Terrell Watson. Gardner broke free on an 83-yard touchdown that really broke the game open in the third quarter.
As for the Fleet, they do improve to 2-1 and sit now tied with the Arizona Hotshots for first place in the West Division. The next stop for the Fleet? Memphis. They take on an 0-3 Memphis Express team that may have finally found their starting QB and most importantly their identity. You can catch that game next Saturday 8PM ET/5PM PT on NFL Network.