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Crush counts on Floyd to be stopper

When the Colorado Crush needs a defensive stop, it usually can count on defensive back Rashad Floyd, William Bendetson writes.

Updated: July 5, 2007, 4:26 PM ET
By William Bendetson | ESPN.com

Ask an Arena Football League coach about the key to playoff success and his answer likely will be defense.

Sure, AFL scores more closely mirror those of college basketball games than traditional outdoor football games. But the teams that create turnovers and make defensive stands are most likely to win, which is why Colorado Crush defensive back Rashad Floyd is so valuable.

"I don't think there is ever such a thing as a shutdown cornerback," said Colorado coach Mike Dailey, ...

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