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The 2004 Rhein Fire season was the tenth season for the team in the NFL Europe League.


2004 Rhein Fire season
Head Coach Pete Kuharchek
General Manager Alexander Leibkind
Home Field Arena AufSchalke
Results
Record 3–7
Place 5th
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2003 2005

OffseasonEdit

Free Agent DraftEdit

2004 Rhein Fire NFLEL Free Agent Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 5 Randy Garner DE Arkansas
2 11 Maugaula Tuitele LB Colorado State
3 14 Daniel Wilcox TE Appalachian State
4 23 Earthwind Moreland CB Georgia Southern
5 26 Trey Freeman DT Stanford
6 35 Charles Burton LB Syracuse
7 38 Abdual Howard S Florida State
8 47 Reggie Poole G Jacksonville State
9 50 T.J. Watkins T Clemson
10 59 Corey Chamblin CB Tennessee Tech
11 62 Ryan Brewer RB South Carolina
12 71 Jon Clanton DT Nebraska
13 74 Melvin Paige T South Carolina

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2004 {{{team}}} staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Alexander Leibkind

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Whitey Jordan
  • Quarterbacks – Scott Milanovich
  • Running Backs – Kevin O’Neal
  • Wide Receivers – Jeff Ogden
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Adrian White
  • Defensive Line – Ken Clarke
  • National Coach/Linebackers – Jörn Maier
  • Defensive Assistant – James Harrell


Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Juney Barnett

RosterEdit

2004 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen
  • 70 Kevin Breedlove G
  • 79 Pita Elisara G/T
  • 66 Steven Grace C
  • 75 Chuck Klabo T
  • 64 Sean O’Connor G
  • 73 Melvin Paige T
  • 71 Chris Smith T
  • 77 Chris Ziemann T

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

  • 16 Brooks Barnard P
  •  1 Mike Shafer K
National Players
  • 56 Richard Adjei LB Flag of Germany.svg
  •  8 Ingo Anderbrügge K Flag of Germany.svg
  • 74 Peter Heyer G Flag of Germany.svg
  • 60 Michael Jonsson G Flag of Sweden.svg
  • 98 Olaf Lang DL Flag of Germany.svg
  •  9 Chris Liess WR Flag of Germany.svg
  • 22 Laurent Marceline RB Flag of France.svg
  • 94 Thomas Reiser DL Flag of Switzerland.svg
  • 44 Yoan Schnee TE Flag of France.svg
  • 40 Richard Yancy S Flag of Germany.svg


Rookies in italics

StandingsEdit

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Berlin Thunder 9 1 0 .900 289 195
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 212 192
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 173 191
Cologne Centurions 4 6 0 .400 191 201
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 161 178
Scottish Claymores 2 8 0 .200 128 197

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Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs Cologne CenturionsEdit

Rhein Fire 26, Cologne Centurions 25
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 10 6 3 6

25

Rhein 14 3 7 2

26

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 4
  • Game time: 4:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 22,736
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 2: vs Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Rhein Fire 31, Scottish Claymores 3
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 3 0 0 0

3

Rhein 0 10 14 7

31

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 10
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 17,176
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

Week 3: at Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Frankfurt Galaxy 28, Rhein Fire 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 7 3 0 0

10

Frankfurt 7 14 7 0

28

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 17
  • Game time: 7:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 27,213
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

Week 4: vs Berlin ThunderEdit

Berlin Thunder 14, Rhein Fire 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 0 0 14

14

Rhein 7 3 0 0

10

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 20,242
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 5: at Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Scottish Claymores 13, Rhein Fire 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 3 0 6 3

12

Scotland 7 0 0 6

13

at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, May 2
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 9,165
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 6: vs Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

Rhein Fire 20, Amsterdam Admirals 13
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 3 7 3

13

Rhein 14 0 3 3

20

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 9
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 18,790
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 7: at Berlin ThunderEdit

Berlin Thunder 33, Rhein Fire 20
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 0 7 13

20

Berlin 3 14 7 9

33

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 16
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 15,429
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 8: at Cologne CenturionsEdit

Cologne Centurions 7, Rhein Fire 6
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 6 0 0

6

Cologne 0 0 7 0

7

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 23
  • Game time: 4:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 20,354
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 9: vs Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Frankfurt Galaxy 20, Rhein Fire 14 (OT)
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 7 0 7

20

Rhein 7 0 7 0

14

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 29
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 26,417
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

Week 10: at Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

Amsterdam Admirals 22, Rhein Fire 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 6 6 0

12

Amsterdam 7 0 8 7

22

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Sunday, June 6
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 15,874
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Thornton first selection in Free Agent Draft". OurSportsCentral.com. NFL Europe League. February 8, 2004. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3000873. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  2. "2004 NFLE Standings". FootballDB.com. http://www.footballdb.com/standings.html?lg=NFLE&yr=2004. Retrieved June 6, 2010.

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