By FRANK PASTOR, Times Staff Writer
Published March 12, 2006
WHEN/WHERE: Noon; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.
TV/RADIO: Ch. 8; 620-AM.
RECORDS: Dallas 5-1, Tampa Bay 4-2.
COACHES: Dallas - Will McClay (19-18-1, third season); Storm - Tim Marcum (123-58, 12th season; 178-70 overall).
SERIES: Tampa Bay leads 2-1.
NOTABLE: The Storm seeks its third consecutive win and fourth in five games in a matchup of two of the league's top offenses. Tampa Bay ranks third in scoring (56.2 points per game). Dallas is fifth (54.8). ... Storm quarterback Shane Stafford leads the league with 2,022 passing yards. ... Receiver/defensive back Bobby Sippio faces his former team for the first time since signing with Tampa Bay as a free agent in the offseason. ... Dallas quarterback Clint Dolezel leads the league with 37 touchdown passes, including 35 to Dialleo Burks, Terrill Shaw and Will Pettis. ... Demetris Bendross will be the Storm's offensive specialist, as Freddie Solomon remains out with a foot injury. ... Lineman Thaddeus Bullard was activated, and Mondre Dickerson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve. ... Lynaris Elpheage will play the middle defensive specialist spot, with Jonathan Ordway moving to the backside corner.