That's part of it too. We have played BC, Saskatchewan, Calgary Hamilton and Calgary. Winnipeg has played Ottawa twice, Hamilton and Ottawa. Riders have played Hamilton, MTL Elks and MTL, BC has played Elks, Toronto Ottawa.
We are the only team in a first year rebuild after the last bunch threw away all out draft picks and CUT SHAWN LEMONWHO WE WENT OUT AND GOT AS A Free Agent!! They threw away so much talent and messed up so much of what was here that here we are!
Way too soon to talk about changing coaches way way too soon......
The first half hardly did us in, and a win was still well within reach.
But that second half oh no.
The recent mad scientist experiment with Tre Ford, to Jones' and the Elks' credit rising all above the many detractors who did not give them even a small shot at Hamilton as we noted all over that thread, is over for me.
The Elks showed no promise in that second half at all after having plenty of time to regroup after that storm, which is a bonus for any team in a losing position.
Sounds to me like one plan will be to use Duron Carter to cover Agudosi and nullify the height advantage. Could be a good matchup and I am sure they will test DC if he does play.
If the Elks can build on last weeks passing game and string a few plays together it will be closer than some expect. Add 2' to Lawler's catch radius just to show the boys what the Bombers let walk away.
Defense has to stop the Bombers on second down and give the ball back to the O. The short pass has replaced the run game as the key to time of possession. Nothing you can do when you are not on the field.
I'm waiting to see the depth chart. I was expecting limited playing time for Carter any way. But not at safety as Hutter has been very good and getting better..
Looks like Nyles Morgan will be back at LB, Holley will be back at WR, but Watson, Walker and Locksley may be out. Jake Ceresna looks like he will likely be back after the bye week but who knows for sure - he had a shoulder injury so conditioning may not be an issue.
Hopefully, we get some more guys back after we finally get bye week next week.
Yes normally I would doubt it too, but in the article they state they put him on the one-game injured list already so you figure that's because they are going to ramp him up with the defensive schemes.
It's not enough to be a great athlete when you are out of position to play team defence for any given scheme of course.
So on D we get Morgan and Taylor back at LB, Carter is listed #2 at Free Safety and former Wide Receiver Raphael Leonard moves to SAM DB.
Offence Hakeem Butler (former NFL TE, for Eagles) takes over for Walker, Irons makes his first appearance at RB, and Holley takes Locksley's spot at SB. Also Beaudry who has been on and off the roster moves to #2 on the QB depth chart.
We could see both teams fielding All-Canadian RB's this game. There's an outside chance that your Elks MIGHT let Beaudry take a few snaps... then the only Import on either team behind centre would be Zack.