Empire Coach Rob Keefe On The Importance Of Onside Kicks In The AFL [AUDIO]
The Albany Empire have taken the Capital Region by storm. Winning five straight games before a heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Brigade last week. The fan base and myself were curious about the use and timing behind the onside kicks in last weeks game. So there's only one man to ask in this situation and that's Empire Head Coach Rob Keefe.
One thing is very clear almost immediately, Coach Keefe has a knowledge and a passion for Arena Football that no one can rival. Being approximately the 100th person to ask coach why he called for the kicks I was half expecting him to not answer when we called. Not only did he answer but he completely explained the difference between the NFL and the AFL when it comes to controlling the clock and onside kicks. Bottom line for me is just like any big decision, when you hear Keefe out you can completely understand why he made the calls he made.