Monday, April 30, 2012
Quarterback carousel continues as Power fall to division rival Cleveland.
Randall did finish the day with 309 yards passing and 5 touchdowns, but he also threw 2 interceptions and the Power (2-5) lost two fumbles. The Power also turned the ball over on downs two additional times.
The Power jumped out to a 21-7 lead, but sat by helplessly as Cleveland (4-3) rattled off 35 unanswered points to take firm control of this Eastern division showdown. Unlike the last home game against Orlando, there would be no epic comeback from the abyss.
Chris LeFlore set a Power franchise record with his sixth interception of the season, breaking Josh Lay's mark of five interceptions from a year ago.
Mike Washington stood out on offense with 13 catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns but he also lost a fumble that helped the Gladiators on that 35 point run. P.J. Berry was strong once again in the return game (8 for 103 yards) but he almost certainly will see his streak of three straight weeks as the JLS Ironman end after this loss.
Coach Siegfried mentioned after the game that he's still waiting for someone to take the quarterback position and run with it. He seemed confident that the answer to the Power quarterback struggles is on the roster but he wouldn't name who that was. Bill Stull should return from injured reserve soon, and could be in line to reclaim the starting role.
Pittsburgh will continue their search for a quarterback this week as they host the Georgia Force. It will be "Super Hero" Night so come dressed as your favorite superhero.