LIVE STREAM & PREVIEW: GFL North – Kiel Baltic Hurricanes v. Braunschweig New Yorker Lions

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Dusseldorf Panther v. New Yorker Lions

The defending champs enter the 2015 season virtually intact. Head coach Troy Tomlin returns along with defensive coordinator Dave Likins and the rest of  an outstanding coaching staff.

New Yorker Lions logoThe loss of quarterback Casey Therriault will hurt but Tomlin is convinced that Grant Enders (Towson) will provide the mobility and passing arm that Therriault had. The receiving corps led by French all star wide out Anthony Dable is back while Dutch all star receiver Tom van Duijn has been added.

Veteran running back David McCants returns and this year he will have Holland’s leading tailback Chris Smith helping out along with American Jabari Johnson. A key factor is the return of the entire offensive line.

On defense, coach Likins is happy as the anchors of the squad linebackers Kerim Homri (team’s leading tackler) and Jacob Schridde are back along with outstanding Polish defensive end Jakub Malecki. In fact, there have been no serious player losses and the addition of American defensive back Durelle Gibbons, the Lions defense will be tougher than ever.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.