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Today: Storm at Philadelphia

By FRANK PASTOR
Published March 20, 2005


WHEN/WHERE: Noon; Wachovia Complex.

TV/RADIO: Ch. 8; 620-AM. RECORDS: Tampa Bay 4-2, Philadelphia 2-5.

COACHES: Tampa Bay - Tim Marcum (116-53, 11th season; 171-65); Philadelphia - James Fuller (0-2, first season).

SERIES: Storm leads 1-0.

NOTABLE: The Storm, 4-0 at home, seeks its first road victory after losses at Orlando and New Orleans. Philadelphia has lost four straight and five of six. ... The Storm has the league's top offense at 57 points per game. The Soul ranks 15th in scoring defense (54.3). ... The Storm's Lawrence Samuels needs two receptions to tie Stevie Thomas (519) for most in franchise history. ... Shane Stafford is the league's top-rated passer (121.5). Defensive specialist Jonathan Ordway's 11 passes defensed also lead the league. ... Philadelphia quarterback Tony Graziani, an All-Arena first-team selection with Los Angeles last season, was signed as a free agent. ... Rock star Jon Bon Jovi owns the Soul. Former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski is team president. ... Fuller was promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach after Michael Trigg was fired March1.