Commanders defense vs. Stallions photo gallery

Commanders defensive back De'Vante Bausby celebrates a play during Saturday's victory over the Salt Lake Stallions at the Alamodome. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders defensive back De’Vante Bausby celebrates a play during Saturday’s victory over the Salt Lake Stallions at the Alamodome. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Commanders defense allowed only one touchdown for the second week in a row in Saturday’s 19-15 victory over the Salt Lake Stallions at the Alamodome.

The Stallions scored their lone touchdown in the final two minutes of the game.

While Salt Lake quarterback Josh Woodrum rallied his team for the late score, the Stallions didn’t have a lot going on offense for much of the game. The Commanders held the Stallions to 49 yards rushing.

Woodrum passed for 229 yards but was sacked twice and officially threw one interception. He was also intercepted on a crucial two-point conversion after the Stallions touchdown (that does not count on the statistics as an interception because it was on the conversion).

Duke Thomas had the Commanders’ interception with a 24-yard return. De’Vante Bausby had the interception on the conversion and returned it the distance to give the Comanders two points.

Commanders linebackers Jayrone Elliott and Danny Ezechukwu both caused fumbles. Elliott and Austin Larkin recorded quarterback sacks.

Commanders defensive lineman at work: photo gallery

Commanders defensive linemen with assistant coach Jeff McInerney at practice Wednesday at the Alamodome. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders defensive linemen with assistant coach Jeff McInerney at practice Wednesday at the Alamodome. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Commanders are third in the AAF in points allowed per game at 19.333.

While that puts the Commanders in the top half of the league, their number are more impressive during their three-game road win streak.

The Commanders defense has nine takeaways on the last two games. The Commanders are allowing 13.0 points over the last three games – victories over Birmingham, Arizona and Atlanta.

“It’s a good group,” Commanders coach Mike Riley said. “Very conscientious. Work hard. They know you can’t let the other team run. They know how important it is to disrupt the passer, so that’s another big key to our winning.”

Linebackers go through drills at Commanders mini-camp

Donnie Baggs, an outside linebacker from Texas A&M, at Commanders mini-camp. - photo by Joe Alexander
Donnie Baggs, an outside linebacker from Texas A&M, at Commanders mini-camp.
Inside and outside linebackers go through coverage drills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

Linebackers Aamir Petrose, Boomer Mays, Danny Ezechukwu, Deion Barnes, Donnie Baggs, Ed Shockley, Jaboree Williams, Joel Lanning, John Sheehy, Kennan Gilchrist, Nick Temple and Rob Myers went through the drills.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Commanders defensive linemen go through drills at mini-camp

Matthew Godin, a defensive end from Michigan, was me taking pictures. He had a little fun making sure I saw him. - photo by Joe Alexander
Matthew Godin, a defensive end from Michigan, saw me taking pictures. He had a little fun making sure I saw him, too.
Saturday’s final practice of San Antonio Commanders mini-camp saw beautiful weather with sunshine and not much wind. Here is a look at the defensive linemen going through drills with assistant coach Jim McInerney.

Arthur Miley, Ashaad Mabry, Deion Barnes, Herbert Gonzales, John Sheehy, Jordan Wade, Matthew Godin and Winston Craig were going through the defensive line drills.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Commanders assistant coach Jeff McInerny works with the defensive linemen Saturday at mini-camp. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders assistant coach Jeff McInerney works with the defensive linemen Saturday at mini-camp.