A lot of teams. Drawing from some serious population centers with large talent pools from which to recruit.
The Dallas Diamonds finished the 2012 season as one of the top four teams in the league. They were one game away from the national championship, losing in the semi-finals to the San Diego Surge.
|Look at the protection the O-line provides for the Dallas|
quarterback throwing a pass. They are good.
In 2012 the Dallas Diamonds scored an average of 74 points per game while allowing an average of only 4.
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|They were also pretty good at the run game.|
They started the 2013 season with a 41-6 victory at the Houston Power.
And we all know what happened in Austin Saturday: Diamonds 49, Outlaws zip.
Don't let that loss get you down. We lost to a great football team. Lots of talented athletes. Lots of experience. A large Dallas/Fort Worth community from which to recruit athletes. A top-four team in the league. A lot of teams will lose to the Diamonds this year.
We should be proud of the Outlaws holding Dallas to under 50 points. The Outlaws are a better team this season than last. The Outlaws will be a match for every team we face. Maybe even a match for the Diamonds when we visit them on May 4. But don't start looking ahead to that game.
On April 27 we'll travel to Houston where we'll meet a strong team. A team we can beat. Winning in Houston won't be easy. Like Dallas, they have a large community from which to recruit talent and they have had a great history, marred with some ups and downs. But they are a team we can realistically expect to defeat.
Forget about Dallas. Get ready for Houston.