2008 Arizona Rattlers season
Head coachKevin Guy
Home fieldUS Airways Center
Results
Record8–8
Division place2nd
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Rampage) 41–48

The 2008 Arizona Rattlers season was the 17th season for the franchise. The Rattlers finished the regular season 8–8, and made the playoffs as the 3rd seed in the American Conference. They were eliminated from the playoffs in the Wild Card round, losing to the Grand Rapids Rampage, 41–48.

Standings

Western Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CONF Home Away
San Jose SaberCats(2) 11 5 .688 945 875 6–0 9–1 6–2 5–3
Arizona Rattlers(3) 8 8 .500 842 907 1–5 3–7 3–5 5–3
Utah Blaze(4) 6 10 .375 941 959 2–4 6–4 4–4 2–6
Los Angeles Avengers 5 11 .313 847 1004 3–3 4–6 4–4 1–7


Regular season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Location Attendance Recap
1 March 1 at Utah Blaze W 63–62 1–0 EnergySolutions Arena 15,106 Recap
2 March 10 Los Angeles Avengers L 33–65 1–1 US Airways Center 11,532 Recap
3 March 15 at San Jose SaberCats L 43–63 1–2 HP Pavilion 13,625 Recap
4 March 21 New York Dragons W 62–33 2–2 US Airways Center 11,689 Recap
5 March 28 at Chicago Rush L 35–59 2–3 Allstate Arena 15,058 Recap
6 Bye Week
7 April 13 at Tampa Bay Storm W 63–62 3–3 St. Pete Times Forum 16,413 Recap
8 April 18 New Orleans VooDoo L 36–60 3–4 US Airways Center 11,749 Recap
9 April 26 Georgia Force W 66–61 4–4 US Airways Center 10,444 Recap
10 May 3 at Los Angeles Avengers L 59–66 4–5 Staples Center 13,511 Recap
11 May 9 San Jose SaberCats L 42–63 4–6 US Airways Center 11,514 Recap
12 May 17 at Dallas Desperados W 55–54 5–6 American Airlines Center 12,950 Recap
13 May 24 Grand Rapids Rampage W 52–48 6–6 US Airways Center 12,559 Recap
14 May 31 at Orlando Predators W 60–53 7–6 Amway Arena 12,821 Recap
15 June 8 at Kansas City Brigade W 73–34 8–6 Sprint Center 12,210 Recap
16 June 16 Colorado Crush L 55–62 8–7 US Airways Center 11,608 Recap
17 June 21 Utah Blaze L 45–62 8–8 US Airways Center 13,542 Recap

Playoff schedule

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Location Attendance Recap
AC Wild Card June 30 Grand Rapids Rampage (6) L 41–48 US Airways Center 10,862 Recap

Staff

2008 Arizona Rattlers staff
Front office
  • CEO / majority owner – Ron Shurts
  • President – Chris Presson
  • General manager – Kevin Guy
 

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

  • Assistant head coach / Offensive coordinator – Skip Foster
  • Offensive line coach – Kani Kauahi

Defensive Coaches

  • Special teams coordinator / Defensive line coach – Tony Bowick

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Final roster

2008 Arizona Rattlers roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • 31 Chris Robinson

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers
  • 19 Jerrian James

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Refused to report

  • Currently vacant

Other league exempt

  • Currently vacant

Suspension

  • Currently vacant

Practice squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 21, 2008
24 Active, 4 Inactive, 0 PS

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Stats

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Regular season

Week 1: at Utah Blaze

1 2 34Total
ARZ 14 21 141463
UTA 21 21 71362

at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Date: March 1
  • Game time: 9:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15106

Week 2: vs. Los Angeles Avengers

1 2 34Total
LA 14 21 102065
ARZ 7 14 01233

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: March 10
  • Game time: 11:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11532

Week 3: at San Jose SaberCats

1 2 34Total
ARZ 7 0 72943
SJ 10 17 122463

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: March 15
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,625

Week 4: vs. New York Dragons

1 2 34Total
NY 7 3 71633
ARZ 14 21 131462

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: March 21
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,689

Week 5: at Chicago Rush

1 2 34Total
ARZ 7 7 71435
CHI 14 14 72459

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: March 28
  • Game time: 8:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,058

Week 6

Bye Week

Week 7: at Tampa Bay Storm

1 2 34Total
ARZ 13 14 72963
TB 14 21 131462

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: April 13
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,413

Week 8: vs. New Orleans VooDoo

1 2 34Total
NO 17 19 141060
ARZ 0 14 14836

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: April 18
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,749

Week 9: vs. Georgia Force

1 2 34Total
GA 21 21 71261
ARZ 21 21 141066

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: April 26
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10,444

Week 10: at Los Angeles Avengers

1 2 34Total
ARZ 14 24 71459
LA 10 28 02866

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: May 3
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,511

Week 11: vs. San Jose SaberCats

1 2 34Total
SJ 7 21 142163
ARZ 7 20 8742

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: May 9
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,514

Week 12: at Dallas Desperados

1 2 34Total
ARZ 0 15 132755
DAL 7 7 211954

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: May 17
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,950
    • Officials: Referee: Dave Lambros; Umpire: Doug Wilson; Linesman: Kavin McGrath; Line judge: Brian Matthew; Back judge: Rich Wilborn
    • Offensive Player of the Game: Trandon Harvey (ARZ)
    • Defensive Player of the Game: Colston Weatherington (DAL)
    • Ironman Player of the Game: Trandon Harvey (ARZ)

Week 13: vs. Grand Rapids Rampage

1 2 34Total
GR 7 21 14648
ARZ 14 21 01752

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: May 24
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,559

Week 14: at Orlando Predators

1 2 34Total
ARZ 7 22 141760
ORL 6 7 162453

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: May 31
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,821

Week 15: at Kansas City Brigade

1 2 34Total
ARZ 13 36 141073
KC 14 6 01434

at Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: June 8
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,210

Week 16: vs. Colorado Crush

1 2 34Total
COL 28 14 71362
ARZ 7 13 82755

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: June 16
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,608

Week 17: vs. Utah Blaze

1 2 34Total
UTA 14 24 0038
ARZ 0 13 19032

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: June 21
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,542

Playoffs

American Conference Wild Card: vs. (6) Grand Rapids Rampage

1 2 34Total
(6) GR 10 17 14748
(3) ARZ 0 20 14741

at US Airways Arena, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: June 30
  • Game time: 9:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10,862

References

  1. ^ "2008 Arizona Rattlers coaches". www.azrattlers.com. Arizona Rattlers. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2017.