RichardVeilleux

Another important game next Wednesday in Ottawa. Fifth game of the season-time flies- and the Als will play a team within their division for the first time in 2017. Having a record of 0-3-1, the game will be quite important for Ottawa and they will do the outmost to win.

While I expect the Als to win, the keys for a win, at least to me, are: Time of possession, pressure on Trevor Harris and reduction of "bad" penalties. After 4 weeks, the REDBLACKS are averaging 423 yards a game-second best- and Trevor Harris has thrown 8 TD's; Greg Ellingston and Brad Sinopoli are his main passing targets; defensively they have given an average of 413 yards a game-seventh-  but they are still tough.

I wonder if Jacques will proceed with a few lineup changes for that game; while he has mentioned,earlier in the season and this week, a rotation between Tyrell Sutton and Brandon Rutley I wonder if he will move ahead and sit Tyrell and insert Brandon; yes, a rest  would be welcomed for Tyrell but it becomes difficult to sit your and the CFL leading rusher. I would continue with Tyrell.

The defensive line,particularly the DT's, have been a week link since the beginning of the season but given the ratio it is difficult to replace a Nat. DT by an Int. DT. As for the DE's, Gabriel Knapton is not having a great season so far; only 6 defensive tackles and 1 quarterback sack after 4 games. Not great!

Not much time to prepare but worse for the REDBLACKS,since they played in Edmonton last night.

Richard

GHT120

Quote from: "RichardVeilleux"
Another important game next Wednesday in Ottawa. Fifth game of the season-time flies- and the Als will play a team within their division for the first time in 2017. Having a record of 0-3-1, the game will be quite important for Ottawa and they will do the outmost to win.

While I expect the Als to win, the keys for a win, at least to me, are: Time of possession, pressure on Trevor Harris and reduction of "bad" penalties. After 4 weeks, the REDBLACKS are averaging 423 yards a game-second best- and Trevor Harris has thrown 8 TD's; Greg Ellingston and Brad Sinopoli are his main passing targets; defensively they have given an average of 413 yards a game-seventh-  but they are still tough.

Having a National as a legit leading receiver is an amazing advantage.

Quote from: "RichardVeilleux"
I wonder if Jacques will proceed with a few lineup changes for that game; while he has mentioned,earlier in the season and this week, a rotation between Tyrell Sutton and Brandon Rutley I wonder if he will move ahead and sit Tyrell and insert Brandon; yes, a rest  would be welcomed for Tyrell but it becomes difficult to sit your and the CFL leading rusher. I would continue with Tyrell.

The logic is sound, but TS is leading the league and would have 8 days until they play the Bombers and then the bye week, so maybe they ride the bull

Quote from: "RichardVeilleux"
The defensive line,particularly the DT's, have been a week link since the beginning of the season but given the ratio it is difficult to replace a Nat. DT by an Int. DT. As for the DE's, Gabriel Knapton is not having a great season so far; only 6 defensive tackles and 1 quarterback sack after 4 games. Not great!

Sadly, not much roster depth, including 1-game and practice squad, anywhere on the DL

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Not much time to prepare but worse for the REDBLACKS,since they played in Edmonton last night.
Richard

Ridiculous turn-around time, but the Als do get a slight advantage as the Communist-AfricanAmericans had both a longer flight (commercial if what a host on TSN1200 said is true ????) and a time change, versus the bus/train ride to Ottawa
Let's  not confuse FACTS with OPINIONS

tony

Quote from: "RichardVeilleux"
Another important game next Wednesday in Ottawa. Fifth game of the season-time flies- and the Als will play a team within their division for the first time in 2017. Having a record of 0-3-1, the game will be quite important for Ottawa and they will do the outmost to win.

While I expect the Als to win, the keys for a win, at least to me, are: Time of possession, pressure on Trevor Harris and reduction of "bad" penalties. After 4 weeks, the REDBLACKS are averaging 423 yards a game-second best- and Trevor Harris has thrown 8 TD's; Greg Ellingston and Brad Sinopoli are his main passing targets; defensively they have given an average of 413 yards a game-seventh-  but they are still tough.

I wonder if Jacques will proceed with a few lineup changes for that game; while he has mentioned,earlier in the season and this week, a rotation between Tyrell Sutton and Brandon Rutley I wonder if he will move ahead and sit Tyrell and insert Brandon; yes, a rest  would be welcomed for Tyrell but it becomes difficult to sit your and the CFL leading rusher. I would continue with Tyrell.

The defensive line,particularly the DT's, have been a week link since the beginning of the season but given the ratio it is difficult to replace a Nat. DT by an Int. DT. As for the DE's, Gabriel Knapton is not having a great season so far; only 6 defensive tackles and 1 quarterback sack after 4 games. Not great!

Not much time to prepare but worse for the REDBLACKS,since they played in Edmonton last night.

Richard


Keep Sutton in. The bye is just around the corner. He can rest then.
My 2 cents anyway.

I predict a loss. I figure that it worked for the game against the Stamps. You had them winning and I had them losing. Rolling with it again.  :wink:

RichardVeilleux

The Als have released Int. DB Ryan Phillipps. along with practice roster player DB Greenwood and RB Jones. No surprise regarding Phillips,particularly since he was a healthy scratch Friday. Is Raymon Taylor OK to return?  If not, which player will be added to active roster? We shall see in the next days.

Richard

RichardVeilleux

Another player that could be ready to return is DB Jonathon Mincy; yes, he's on 6 game injured list but no problem if he's ready to go.

Richard

HfxTC

I'm really looking forward to these division matchups. Last few years the Als haven't been competitive with their division rivals and was the main reason why they could not make the post season. This is a bit of a statement game in that respect. Here they have an opportunity to Stick it to Ottawa real good and would put the Als and the Argos in a commanding lead over the two Ontario teams at least till week 8 or 9 with a 3 game cushion on both.

Als have the best Defense overall, Oline and special teams in the East. I think Toronto has the better Defensive line but once the Als secondary gets Healthy again Thorpe will be able to blitz more.

To make the post season the Als need to have the better of at least two of the Ontario teams or better than .500 record against all 3.

Reality all they need to do is stop taking idiotic penalties and Durant needs to play better. If they managed that, they might even win the division.
Everything I write is just an opinion formed from various sources. Some more reliable than others, it is expressed as a composite of facts, innuendos, emotions, personal experiences and complete fabulation into a gumbo for entertainment purposes alone.

RichardVeilleux

I wonder if a QB-Antonio Pipkin or Matthew Shiltz- will be added to the practice roster; the Als cannot keep 3 QB's on 1 game injured list.

Another player that I would not be surprised if he is released is Nat. DT Don Oramasionwu; after 4 games he has no tackle; they can't afford a high paid player that is not contributing; I would add Nat. DT Fabion Foote, now on 1 game injured list. He can't be worse than Don Oram...... and is earning quite less.

Richard

GHT120

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Another player that could be ready to return is DB Jonathon Mincy; yes, he's on 6 game injured list but no problem if he's ready to go.

Richard
Only issue is that the games he missed would now count against the cap.

GHT120

Quote from: "RichardVeilleux"
I wonder if a QB-Antonio Pipkin or Matthew Shiltz- will be added to the practice roster; the Als cannot keep 3 QB's on 1 game injured list.

Another player that I would not be surprised if he is released is Nat. DT Don Oramasionwu; after 4 games he has no tackle; they can't afford a high paid player that is not contributing; I would add Nat. DT Fabion Foote, now on 1 game injured list. He can't be worse than Don Oram...... and is earning quite less.

Richard

Agreed, assuming he isn't actually injured

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_CFL_team_rosters
Practice Roster, National DL players that COULD be poached (not differentiating between DE/DT/DLs):

Reuben Frank & Mike Rose  - Calgary
Mike Moore - Edmonton
D.J. Pettway - Saskatchewan
Padric Scott - Winnipeg
Jason Neill  - Hamilton
Evan Foster - Toronto

Anyone know any of these guys??

okie

From Herb Zurkowsky:


Defensive-back Jonathon Mincy, who has been on the six-game injured list with a concussion, was on the field Sunday, but is unlikely to play Wednesday, when the Als travel to Ottawa. And GM Kavis Reed maintained Raymon Taylor, who has been on the disabled list all season, is expected back shortly.

With the Als getting healthier in the secondary, Phillips was a victim of the number’s game, according to Reed. Although the GM denied this was a salary dump, Phillips did receive a nominal signing bonus last February.

In other news, tailback Brandon Rutley, as expected, will start for the first time this season against the Redblacks. Chapdelaine was going to make the move regardless, based on the short week, but it became academic when Tyrell Sutton suffered a calf contusion against Calgary.


http://montrealgazette.com/sports/numbers-game

okie

Quote from: "RichardVeilleux"
I wonder if a QB-Antonio Pipkin or Matthew Shiltz- will be added to the practice roster; the Als cannot keep 3 QB's on 1 game injured list.

Richard


I suspect the Als will just cut a QB sometime soon with the end of the Bye Week being the very latest.  Team just looks indecisive when they carry so many QB's in the regular season.  We are not talking 6 Hall of Famers here.

RichardVeilleux

As per yesterday's CFL transactions, Int. DB Jonathan Mincy was removed from 6 game injured list-was on for 2 games- and added to active roster.

Dollar impact on cap ranges between $6,600. and $7,000.

Richard

idealsheldon

Herb Zurkowsky? @HerbZurkowsky1  23m23 minutes ago
 Jonathon Mincy was on the field yesterday. Today, he's practicing with the starters. #AlsMTL



And we certainly have to give credit to Thorpe and Billy Parker for the secondary being able to hold its own despite missing 3 starters - Mincy, Taylor, Henderson.
I`m not always right, I just think I am.

RichardVeilleux

If Jonathan Mincy plays, I presume that Int. DB Jalen Rodgers will be one of the healthy scratch.

Richard

idealsheldon

Joey Alfieri? @joeyalfieri  1h1 hour ago

 Chapdelaine says odds of Jonathon Mincy (concussion) playing on Wednesday night are "50/50" right now #Alouettes
 


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