Commentary

Vigilantes try to end seven-game slide

Updated: June 25, 2010, 4:06 PM ET
By Josh Davis | ESPNDallas.com

PLANO, Texas -- The Dallas Vigilantes are dangerously close to reaching their two-month anniversary since their last victory.

The Vigilantes' last victory came April 30 against the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (3-7). Since then, they have lost seven straight games. Their opponent Saturday just happen to be those same Yard Dawgz.

Interim head coach James Fuller, however, doesn't think the Vigilantes have an advantage based on anything that happened months ago.

"[The Yard Dawgz] are in a similar situation to where we are," Fuller said. "They're still trying to find their identity, still trying to win the close games. They've lost a lot of close ones late, just like we have."

Fuller will be without starting quarterback Collin Drafts, who suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder and elbow after a sack in last week's deflating 55-52 loss to Alabama.

Drafts entered the season as the second-string quarterback behind Shane Stafford, who suffered a season-ending foot injury in the opener. So now the Vigilantes' play-calling duties fall to B.J. Hall, who opened the season as No. 3 on the depth chart.

"I'm ready to go," Hall said. "We had a good week of preparation. I think we've got a good game plan and we'll take it to them."

Hall completed 16-of-31 passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns last week against Alabama, and he also had the team's longest run of the season -- a 43-yard scramble.

"[Hall] has had enough snaps in the last two weeks," Fuller said. "He knows what's going on, and we simplified some things to make it a little easier on him and put in some things in the red zone to help him out."

Josh Davis is an ESPNDallas.com intern and a writer for TCU's student newspaper, the Daily Skiff.

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