okie

-Tyrell Sutton sits with a minor knee injury.  Brandon Rutley Starts.

-Dominique Tovell is under concussion protocol.  Anthony Sarao moves up from Practice Roster to Starting MLB for the game.

-Ivan Mclennan moves from the 1-game injured list to the Practice Roster.

-SJ Haidara goes on the 1-game injured list

-Samuel Giguère and Jonathon Mincy took reps as a returner.  Jacques Chapdelaine said he was just looking at options should Stefan Logan become injured during a game.

RichardVeilleux

Presently only 20 Nat. on active roster. I expect Nat. DB Tevaughn Campbell to be added; presently on 1 game injured list.

Richard

okie

Didier Orméjuste‏ says Dominique Tovell has been 6-gamed.  Rick Moffat responded that Tiquan Underwood is stuck on the 1-game. 

That must mean no changes in the ratio with the Als continually using 3 imports at receivers and on the OL.  With the injury to Tovell, the Als could have tried to fit Nicolas Boulay somewhere at linebacker.  But all season, the Als have avoided that scenario.

idealsheldon

The SJ Haidara injury is going to be tough to overcome. Hopefully he is only out for 1 game.
I`m not always right, I just think I am.

RichardVeilleux

Très comique,Sheldon.

We might as well laugh than cry.

Richard

idealsheldon

Well Richard, a couple of more losses and you may catch me crying. I could never switch to another team.

When the Als folded in 1987 I became a Bills fan, suffering through the 4 Super Bowls. I would only watch the odd CFL playoff game and the Grey Cups. I only returned to the CFL and the Als in 1998. There`s like a 10 year gap in my knowledge of the CFL.

But today it`s not much better to be a Bills fan than an Als. 

RichardVeilleux

Same with me. I'll die an Als fan, at least in the CFL. No excuses, but injuries to key players, particularly Nat. starters have had a negative effect. Yes, I did not agree will all the  moves made by Kavis, but I don't blame him. The team was in a mess and I blame Jim Popp. Was not too confident before the season began and I am less now.

In the NFL I have always been a Patriots fan.  Results have been better than the Bills; never been a fan of the Bills, even when Marv Levy was their Head Coach.

Richard

tony

Richard, I admire your blood being bleu blanc et rouge.
But to keep coming back to injuries, just look at the Eskimos who have lost 20 players so far.
I do not care if they are National or International. They are injuries and teams have to adjust.
To me, Reed has failed in this category.
Why is it the Esks went out and got Chick this week to shore up his DL?
Why is it the Stamps continue to be on top of the league year after year?

I also feel he failed signing Durant to that outrageous contract. 93 yards in a game with a costly INT.
Sorry, unacceptable. Not even 100 yards passing. He should have been benched sooner.
And this was not Popp who signed him.
Glenn has better stats so far for almost half the salary and he is also older.

And it was not Popp who traded Adams away either for a desperation move to get a National player who had yet to play this season.

And it was not Popp who let Green and Woods go.

Green had 128 yards and 2 TD's in the first half alone!

Where was Jackson?!

And then you have Chaps as HC who can not adjust and has an offense almost as bad as last season.

One game to go before the halfway point. RB are one point behind.

This past week what has Reed done to make any adjustments to the roster?

I will be very surprised if they win against the Bombers who have won 4 in a row.

With both Reed as GM and Chaps as HC, I do not see this organization making the playoffs for the third season in a row.

GHT120

... But to keep coming back to injuries, just look at the Eskimos who have lost 20 players so far.

True, but the EEs had a stonger/deeper roster to begin with after a couple of successful seasons (14/15/16)

And it was not Popp who traded Adams away either for a desperation move to get a National player who had yet to play this season.

Only time will tell what the return for Adams should have been

And it was not Popp who let Green and Woods go.
Green had 128 yards and 2 TD's in the first half alone!
Where was Jackson?!

Not sure SG would have done any better the way DD played, or Jackson as poorly if he was in double-blue.

...
Let's  not confuse FACTS with OPINIONS

tony

... But to keep coming back to injuries, just look at the Eskimos who have lost 20 players so far.

True, but the EEs had a stonger/deeper roster to begin with after a couple of successful seasons (14/15/16)

And it was not Popp who traded Adams away either for a desperation move to get a National player who had yet to play this season.

Only time will tell what the return for Adams should have been

And it was not Popp who let Green and Woods go.
Green had 128 yards and 2 TD's in the first half alone!
Where was Jackson?!

Not sure SG would have done any better the way DD played, or Jackson as poorly if he was in double-blue.

...
You could be right in regards to Green. But given Durant's passes typically are dunk passes, this is where Green has the advantage. Yards after catch.
In any event, he is no longer in the bleu, rouge et blanc.

okie

Als position chart for the game.  Not sure why the team intentionally creates something that they know is inaccurate information.

RichardVeilleux

First,Tony, I expect the Als to lose against the Bombers tomorrow.

Early in 2017, I was definitely not in favour of signing of Darian Durant. I even wrote -and I was laughed at by someone on this site- that I would sign Kevin Glenn. If my memory serves me well, I do think that Sheldon was of the same opinion.

Edmonton has had many injuries,but until recently most of their injuries were to Int. players. Easier to replace Int. players. Tomorrow, the Als will have 5 Nat. starters on the 6 game injured list.  Against Winnipeg, last week, Edmonton had more Nat. players injured forcing them to play less Int. WR's and they lost to Winnipeg. As GHT120 wrote, it is easier to replace players when you have depth on the roster. The Als don't have Nat. depth-and Kavis Reed can't be blamed- to replace Blake, Gagnon and Beaulieu. An Int. OL had to be added to replace Blake/Gagnon thus forcing them to play 1 less Int. player.

No, Jim Popp did not decide to trade/release S.J. Green and Bear Woods, but high salaries agreed to these players by Jim Popp forced Kavis Reed to make these decisions. Furthermore, the doctors told Kavis, in early 2017, that S.J. may not be OK to play the full season in 2017; given these informations, Kavis signed Ernest Jackson in February 2017; when he realized a few months later that S.J. should be OK, he then knew that he could not afford these 2 Int. WR's and S.J. was traded to Toronto,since he refused to take  a pay cut; the Argos are paying him no more than $170,000, since Kavis gave S.J. his $70,000 signing bonus in February, as per the agreement; at that time he definitely did not have the intention to trade S.J., otherwise he would have not paid the bonus. Contrary to Bear Woods, S.J. understand/understood Kavis'decision; Bear is still mad at Kavis,because,unlike S.J., he is being paid much less than he would have been in Montreal; apparently it's $50,000 to $75,000 less.

So,Tony, which adjustments should have been made by Kavis,for tomorrow's game? I would like to know. Where could he find Nat. starters? Yes, Edmonton did trade for 34 years old John Chick but they had to give a second round choice to Hamilton in 2018. The Als don't need a John Chick.

Richard



HfxTC

 He cut Ruby a 24-year-old with 22 starts as a starter, now none will argue that Ruby was not ready to start as a Tackle but man when you dump a kid like that and then pick up Vonk off a couch somewhere and now you give him an excuse why he had to start 3 imports on the line ! And then Edmonton picks him up for nothing and will develop him into a quality starter. I know it. They have a primo line coach and will take the time it takes with him.

Durant: When interviewed after the game where he could not put 100 yards and one drive together said "There are games like that" No biggie!


Chapdelaine tells the fans we are entering our "playoff season" knowing full well this stretch of the game was going to decide their season. 1 and 2 and now. oh well... It happens :)

Where is Kavis ? Where is the President of this team ? Both in hiding.


Those things are unacceptable. They boggle the mind actually and now in an emergency situation created by "The Great Kavoo" They refuse to play Plesius or Boulay at LB! Instead playing a raw rookie out of College that has never started a CFL game.

The Bombers are going to Shave this team like Schwartz Smoke Meat.
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

How many downs has Ruby played this season? To the best of my knowledge none.

In 2016, the Als allowed 64 sacks with Ruby amongst the starters; after 8 games in 2017 only 13. I don't know of any of the  Als OL starters in 2016, no longer with the the team, that have started a game with another CFL team in 2017. The offensive line has been improved in 2017, even if you say-HxTC- that Luc Brodeur-Jourdain "has no more juice". 

Where do you want Kavis and the President? In the line-up?

Richard

HfxTC

How many downs has Ruby played this season? To the best of my knowledge none.

In 2016, the Als allowed 64 sacks with Ruby amongst the starters; after 8 games in 2017 only 13. I don't know of any of the  Als OL starters in 2016, no longer with the the team, that have started a game with another CFL team in 2017. The offensive line has been improved in 2017, even if you say-HxTC- that Luc Brodeur-Jourdain "has no more juice".

Where do you want Kavis and the President? In the line-up?

Richard


 


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