Burned Out

Tommy Grady is in a slump. A year ago, the Utah Blaze quarterback posted the greatest season of any passer in Arena League history. Grady shattered the records for passing touchdowns and yards and almost single-handedly dragged a mediocre Blaze team to a conference championship game against the Arizona Rattlers. Then Grady proceeded to get picked off three times and the Blaze was bounced from the playoffs (albeit in dramatic fashion). The funk of that loss seems to have carried over into this season. So far Grady has looked a lot less like an unstoppable juggernaut and a lot more like a human turnover machine. As a result, the Blaze has regressed to mediocrity.

Grady will be looking to recapture his form when the Blaze visits the Rattlers at US Airways Center, 201 East Jefferson Street, Saturday, May 11.

Sat., May 11, 6 p.m., 2013
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