Washington Valor look to improve after Dismal First year

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For the 2018 AFL season, the Washington Valor have returned for another shot at an ArenaBowl title. Last season, the Valor went 3-11 and missed out on the postseason.

This season, the Washington Valor look to make the 2018 AFL Playoffs, to do that, they bring back Dean Cokinos as head coach. In his five previous seasons as coach, he has a record of 33-50 with a 1-2 postseason record.

As for player signings, they got probably one of the best modern era arena football quarterback Nick Davila (A.K.A. The Latin Lazer). Davila was the Arizona Rattlers star quarterback from 2010-2016 winning multiple ArenaBowls. In 2017, he retired from arena football and signed with the Rattlers as the quarterbacks’ coach. Now a year later, he has a change of heart, came out of retirement and signed with the Washington Valor this season. In his career, he has completed 67 percent of his passes, 32,616 yards, 766 touchdowns, 19 interceptions.

Another big named player that the Washington Valor has signed is wide receiver, T.T. Toliver. Toliver has bounced around the AFL since he’d entered the league in 2003. In his career, he has racked up 1241 receptions, 16,293 yards, 314 touchdowns.

If the Washington Valor wants to win an ArenaBowl, they not only have to have good players to sign with them, but they have to get through a gauntlet of games. This season, the Washington Valor have to compete in a 13-week regular season with one bye week. Here is the Washington Valor 2018 regular season schedule:

  • Week 1 April 13 @ Baltimore Brigade – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network
  • Week 2 April 21 vs. Albany Empire – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network
  • Week 3 April 28 @ Philadelphia Soul – CBS Sports Network
  • Week 4 May 5 @ Albany Empire – CBS Sports Network
  • Week 5 May 12 Bye Week
  • Week 6 May 19 Vs. Baltimore Brigade – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network
  • Week 7 May 26 @ Albany Empire – CBS Sports Network
  • Week 8 June 2 Vs. Philadelphia Soul – CBS Sports Network
  • Week 9 June 10 @ Philadelphia Soul – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network
  • Week 10 June 15 @ Baltimore Brigade – CBS Sports Network
  • Week 11 June 22 Philadelphia Soul – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network
  • Week 12 June 29 Vs. Albany Empire – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network
  • Week 13 July 2 Vs. Baltimore Brigade – AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network

in 2017, the Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade faced off four times. Washington is 3-1 against the Brigade. The Valor are 2-0 at home and 1-1 on the home against Baltimore.

As for the series history of the Soul and Valor, they have only played in two games. In those two games, the Soul has won both meetings.

In weeks 1, 2, 11, 12, and 13 you catch the Washington Valor games on one of three streaming services. The first option is the leagues streaming service AFL Now, the second option is Facebook’s new service Facebook Watch, and the final option is Monumental Sports.

As for the national television broadcasts, those will be weeks three, four, seven, eight, and week ten.

The 2018 season will kickoff for the Washington Valor on Friday, April 13 against the Baltimore Brigade on the road. That game will be on AFL Now, Facebook Watch & Monumental Sports Network.

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