KENNEWICK, Wash. -- In the Indoor Football League, the running game takes a back seat to the passing game. It's the nature of the indoor game.
On Saturday though, the Tri-Cities Fever will play a team that can pound the rock. Colorado is 3rd in the league in rushing yards per game.
The running game is a key part to the Ice's perfect 7-0 start. In preparation for Saturday's showdown, the Fever are hard at work, preparing to stop Colorado's running game.
"[We have to] play our techniques and get off blocks and go out there and execute the defense that's called," said defensive back Dwain Crawford. "I think if we go out there and all 8 of us are on the same page, we can execute and stop any offense."
"We have to stop their run and that's obvious when you watch their film," said coach Adam Shackleford. "The other thing we have to do that's very obvious is when we get the ball offensively we've got to take advantage of our possessions. When they run the football as much as they do, they're going to burn some clock. So, we're not going to get as many touches offensively because of their running game."