Also for those who have not seen it, here is a commercial with the Flutie brothers. Funny thing is they are talking about some college game against Holy Cross. So do they show the brothers in Boston College uniforms? Nope. The still picture they show is from the time Doug was with Calgary and Darren was with BC.
In game one, the Ti-Cats have now lost 5 in a row. I was expecting a better effort. Those two long touchdown runs by Kackert without even being touch made the Ti-Cats defense look bad.
In game two, the old guy's chances were gone by the 2nd quarter when the difference in special team returns/cover became apparent. Big difference in field position. And once their gimmick blitzes became less effective against Lulay, the results became 1st down after first down for the Lions.
Wacky game in the Alberta rematch. At the end of both halves, the Eskimos attempted a field goal. In the first half, there was a bad snap which somehow ended up in a long touchdown pass. At the end of the game, Shaw's attempt hits the upright. That makes it consecutive weeks where the Eskimos missed a chance for a walkoff field goal win.
Seeing how the Argo's offense appear stagnant for the most part and the fact that they were trailing at the end of three, one would not have thought they could pull it out in the 4th. Then the Ti-Cats give up a safety and things turned completely around. Ti-Cats lose again this week on a late field goal which makes that 4 losses in a row.
In game 2, the Eskimo's offense was stagnant as well. After the Burnett pick for a touchdown, I thought the Eskimos had a good chance of winning. But after Burnett decided to bring the kickoff out of the endzone instead of giving up a single, I expected the comeback to fall short. Okay, it was actually wide left.
Hopefully, today's games will be more exciting than that Bomber embarrassment yesterday. At least with LaPolice, the Bombers put up some points in garbage time. Yesterday, they could not even score a single against a team that had lost 5 in a row. Not that the Bomber defense or special teams was any better. Even though one might blame lay the blame on Burke, I suspect Bomber fans are now after Mack.
Great game by both teams. They both fought to the end like two championship teams. It should be a good game next week in BC. The Montreal Defense is getting better every game. What can you say about Cavillo? -- Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.
It was better game than I expected. Lions probably should have won because they seemingly got 8 or 9 yards on every 1st down. Plus like every other team, they have the advantage in the return game against the Als which was especially noticeable in the 2nd half. Als just won because the old guys at home know how to squeak out a victory.
Jyles get hurt early, so the Eskimos have to play Joseph for the rest of the game. You would expect the Argos with Ricky Ray to have a big advantage on offense. Nope, and Kackert's pass blocking was not much of an improvemnt over Boyd.
Yeah, Chamblin is not camera-savy. You have to look like your are doing something for your team's fans. When the camera is on Reed for instance, he is always doing something animated. Hufnagel is just marking off a chart, but that sort of looks important.
Sometimes when the camera is on Chamblin, his headset is off, and he is not talking to anybody next to him either. He is just standing there by himself. This does not look good when your team is in a losing streak.
Looks like LaPolice is gone. He was supposed to be an offensive guy, yet the team always had trouble scoring with him as the offensive coordinator . It seemed like many of their points came after the game had already been decided. Rumblings behind the scene say he lost the respect of the players.
What happened to the Riders? After week 3, I was ready to declare them the best. Then they blew the big lead against the Stamps in week 4, and now they have lost 5 in a row. Their offense has been struggling as well. Lucky for Chamblin, he is a defensive guy so he can blame somebody else if needed.
Very low-scoring & it seemed like there was a penalty on almost every play. At least that meant it was a close game. That makes it the second walkoff field goal win in a row. Before yesterday, I could not recall of any that happened recently.
Relatively exciting finish on Calvillo's birthday as the Als somehow won. Exciting in that there are not too many walkoff field goals
I say somehow won because there was one play where one could reasonably claim offensive pass interference, yet there was a facemask called on the defense instead. In another play, Cortez did not challenge a 40yrd reception that was clearly trapped. Furthermore Williams returned another missed kick for a touchdown, while the Al's special teams were basically subpar once again.
Everybody knows the Argos offense is struggling because of its lack of pass protection. You think that the Stamps would just outscore them. Not the case. The Stamps offense was even worse as they only had 6 points until about a minute left in the game.
Als just roughed-up the Eskimos tonight. It seemed like almost every play, there was hurry, hit, or sack. Even when an Eskimo receiver caught the ball, he got hit as well. I think the Als were actually more interested in getting the big hit rather than stopping the play.
Anyway, you know your offensive line needs help when the Als are rushing only 3 and are able to sack your quarterback.