A Restart to a New Era

WASHINGTON — Because of a poor decision or a ridiculous play, the DC Defenders starting quarterback Cardale Jones was benched, putting the Defenders’ season on the broad shoulders of backup Tyree Jackson as they defeated the St. Louis BattleHawks 16-6. Standing 6-foot-7 and 250-pound, Jackson took over when Jones was picked off by St. LouisContinue reading “A Restart to a New Era”

BattleHawks at Defenders – Week 5

This weekend features a must-win home game for the Defenders as the 1st place BattleHawks come to Audi Field. The DC Defenders opened the season 2-0 and chants of MVP boomed through Audi Field faithful for quarterback Cardale Jones, who was playing at an elite level. Fast-forward two games and the possibility of benching himContinue reading “BattleHawks at Defenders – Week 5”

Defenders’ struggles continue as Vipers earn their first win

TAMPA – In a non-contest, the Tampa Bay Vipers (1-3) earned their first win, shutting out the DC Defenders (2-2) 25-0. After outscoring opponents 58-19 in their first two games, the Defenders lost consecutive games, outscored 64-9. The Vipers received competent quarterback play from quarterback Taylor Cornelius who completed 24 of 31 attempts for 211Continue reading “Defenders’ struggles continue as Vipers earn their first win”

Defenders Week 4 Preview

  Quarterback play in the XFL is what wins games and if Cardale Jones does not improve his decision-making when the DC Defenders (-2.5) travel to prevent the 0-3 Tampa Bay Vipers from earning its first win of the 2020 season, there will be a cry for a quarterback change. Cardale Jones may be onContinue reading “Defenders Week 4 Preview”

Wildcats dominate in win over Defenders

CARSON, Calif. – Perhaps the DC Defenders were feeling themselves a bit too much after a dominant opening to the season, fall to 2-1, after receiving a slap in the face, losing 39-9 to the LA Wildcats, Sunday. The Wildcats (1-2), first win saw the team score more points tonight than the previous two lossesContinue reading “Wildcats dominate in win over Defenders”

Guardians suffer frustrating loss to Defenders

WASHINGTON — A game that started off as an intriguing Week 2 matchup quickly turned ugly. The New York Guardians traveled to the nation’s capital early Saturday afternoon, coming off an opening win against the Tampa Bay Vipers. The DC Defenders defense proved to be too much for the Guardians, holding them scoreless for allContinue reading “Guardians suffer frustrating loss to Defenders”

Buckeyes Turned Defenders: A Reunion of Champions

While Ohio State fans may still be reeling from the painful memories of the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, the XFL’s D.C. Defenders may be the perfect remedy for the off-season blues that plague Buckeye Nation. Here is an in-depth look at three former Buckeyes who are all wearing a different shade of scarlet this season. CardaleContinue reading “Buckeyes Turned Defenders: A Reunion of Champions”

Cardale Jones: A glimpse at the most anticipated player in the XFL

Ah yes, Washington D.C., the home of freedom, democracy, and more recently, professional athletic success. In a saturated market for professional sports, D.C.’s newest sports franchise, the Defenders, may be easily overlooked. Meet Cardale Jones The former Buckeye dual threat is, without a doubt, the most discussed name on any roster in the league. HisContinue reading “Cardale Jones: A glimpse at the most anticipated player in the XFL”

Preseason: D.C. Defenders outlast Seattle Dragons

HOUSTON – The first of four scrimmages between XFL teams was an excellent showcase for what will be a league of endless highlights and close games. The game was also a de-facto clinic for D.C. Defenders’ DB Tyree Kimmel, who had a dominant performance in the second half. The Defenders hosted the Seattle Dragons onContinue reading “Preseason: D.C. Defenders outlast Seattle Dragons”