06/04/2019 11:40 AM
Welcome to the Halfway Point!
We are officially at the halfway point of the 2019 Carolina Cobras regular season.
The Cobras at halfway sit at 5-2 and are 1 game back in the loss column and ½ game back total to the Jacksonville Sharks. Just for comparison after 7 games last year the Cobras were also 5-2 and were tied for 2 nd place with Massachusetts. The Lions were in 1 st at 4-1. Just remember what happened last year before you panic about 2 losses at this point of the season.
At the halfway point I would have to say that the current MVP for the offense has been Jordan Jolly. He is on pace to destroy Cobra receiving records. Through 7 games he already has 51 receptions and 581 yards receiving with 15 TDs. (Tyron Laughinghouse holds all 3 currently with 70 recptions, 805 yards and 21 TD receptions). Jolly also played QB for 3 quarters against the Streets and has gone 10-18-2 with 105 yards and 2 TDs passing. But he isn’t done. He also has rushed 3 times for 15 yards and a TD.
This one is also a no brainer at this point of the year, the General DB Mike Green leads the team in tackles (38.5), Interceptions (6), Pass Break Ups (23) and has 1 TD and assisted in another. He has been shut out on INTs the last two games, but it seems that QBs are starting to throw away from him. I can assure you that shut out won’t last much longer. The coaching on this team is far too good for that.
Swings of momentum:
The first 5 games of the years were dominated by the Cobra Defense, they were #1 in almost every defensive category in the league. The last two games it has been Offense, Offense and more Offense. The first 5 games this year the Defense only allowed 28.8 points per game. In the game first game against Columbus, they tied the NAL record for most defensive TDs in a game when the Defense scored 4 TDs. In the last 2 games the Cobras Offense has scored on 18 of it’s last 21 possessions. Including a current streak of 9, as they went 8 for 8 on scoring drives against Columbus (7 TDs, 1 FG).
Team Tied for most TD Passes in a game with 9 against Orlando.
Defense Tied for most Defensive TDs in a game with 4.
Tied for most points in the 3 rd Quarter with 21 at Mass on 4/13
Tied for most Penalty First Downs with 8 vs Orlando 5/25
Most Net Yards Passing with 314 vs Orlando 5/25
Most Average Yards Per Pass Attempt with 9.8 vs Orlando 5/25
Most Average Yards Per Completion with 17.7 vs Mass 4/20
Most Total Yards with 325 vs Orlando 5/25
Most Average Yard Per Play with 8.8 vs Orlando 5/25
Tied most Kick Off Returns with 5 vs NY 5/4
Most Average Yards per Kick Off Return with 37.0 vs Mass 4/20
Most Interception Return Yards 124 vs Columbus 5/17
Most Interception Return TDs 3 vs Columbus 5/17
Most Fumble Recoveries 3 vs Mass 4/20
Tied Red Zone Percentage 4 times, 100% vs Columbus 6/1, vs Orl 5/25, both games vs Mass.
Tied for FGs Made in a game 2 vs NY 5/4
Tied for most FGs Attempted 3 vs NY 5/4
Most Passing Yards 307, Charles McCullum vs Orlando 5/25
Tied Receiving TDs, 5 , Jordan Jolly vs Mass 4/20
Tied Most Kick Returns 5, Cedric Poole vs NY 5/4
Tied Most Tackles, 10, Mike Green vs Mass 4/20
Tied Pass Break Ups, 6, Mike Green and Cedric Poole both against Mass 4/20.
Tied Most Deuces, 4, Nick Belcher
On Pace for Season Records:
NAL Season Records:
Points Scored, the record is 2018 Massachusetts with 697, the Cobras are on pace for 714 right now.
Turnovers, the record is 2017 Jacksonville with 44, Carolina is on pace for 42
Interceptions, the record is 2017 Jacksonville with 34, Carolina is on pace for 32
Reminder, the Cobras have gone 2 games without a turnover. That won’t last long.
Individual Season Records:
Receptions, the record is Lions WR James Fortson with 104, Jordan Jolly is on pace for 102.
Yards Receiving, the record is Lions WR Durron Neal with 1,085, Jolly is on pace for 1,162.
Interceptions, the record is Pirates DB Kiante Northington with 12, Mike Green is on pace for 12.
So even with 2 losses in the young season, the Cobras are on pace for very big things.
Here is a quick look at the remaining schedule:
Sat Jun 8 th at New York Streets (3-3)
Sat Jun 15 th vs Jacksonville (5-1)
June 22 nd is a Bye Week
Sun Jun 30 th at Orlando (2-6)
Sat Jul 6 th vs Columbus (2-4)
Sat July 13 th vs Orlando (2-6)
Sat July 20 th at New York Streets (3-3)
Sat July 27 th at Columbus (2-4)
Then the playoffs begin.
The Cobras are currently the #2 Seed, and the record of our remaining opponents is currently 19-27 .413, so while they are still going to have to work hard, the schedule looks like it is playing into the Cobras favor. So heads up Cobra fans, as we go into the second half of the season you can’t help but be excited, just as last year, this is a second half team, I believe this will be no exception.
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Article by: DJ Wagner