The Tampa Bay Storm finished 2-15 (including their playoff loss to the Philadelphia Soul) in 2016, their 25th season in the Arena Football League. Ideally, this Storm team should have finished 0-17.
In their first win of the season, they beat the Arizona Rattlers on a miracle touchdown with no time left on the clock. In their second win, they needed a blocked field goal to beat the Portland Steel. Neither of things should have happened.
Arizona had one of the most dominant defenses, if not the most dominant defense, in the Arena Football League in 2016. They should have been able to defend the Jason Boltus pass that went to T.T Toliver for the game-winning touchdown. The Steel should have never had their kick blocked. It was a chip shot field goal, which is successful 99.9 percent of the time.
Nonetheless, the Storm didn’t finish the season winless, like they should have. They finished with two wins. With two well-played quarterbacks and the all-time leading receiver behind several defensive stars, the Storm should be looking at big things in 2017, the 30th season of the Arena Football League.