What the AAF does is allow these players to continue to work on their game and get the attention and coaching focus they otherwise would not have gotten at the National Football League level.
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris has picked the Arizona Hotshots as his new favorite team in the Alliance of American Football. For example, former Giants 2013 third round pick Damonte Moore, who bounced around the league, had six QB hits and five tackles for San Diego.
The Iron Age ruled, as Birmingham shutout Mike Singletary's Memphis Express 26-0 to win their first AAF game.
The Saturday Night Game to watch was the Orlando Apollos beating the Atlanta Legends by a score of 40 - 6.
That said, there's still room for improvement as the league gets off the ground. Along with the Apollos, Rick Neuheisel's Arizona team seems to be the most offensively intriguing team in the AAF, one perhaps worth keeping an eye on.
Orlando's Earl Okine leveled Atlanta's Matt Simms on Saturday, too. It's going to go 10 weeks for the regular season, and then four of the eight teams will be in the playoffs with the title game on April 27. While the AAF is pretty similar to the National Football League in terms of general rules and overall game structure, there are a few key differences.
What is a catch? Find out as host Tom Downey takes you through everything you need to know about the AAF football league. You see it one way and when the referee announces the opposite of what you thought you say, "What the heck?"
With the rest of its season ahead, the AAF will see its games scattered across several venues. It's another promo that writes itself.
As for the AAF, some spun the first impression as surprisingly good but plenty of others correctly pointed to the poor offense, stemming from questionable quarterback play coupled with a dearth of capable offensive linemen. The transparency of it is something that will help the AAF, especially in the wake of many missed calls this past National Football League season.