A Quick Comparison: Eskies vs Cats

A couple of reasons why the Eskimos are winning and why we are struggling and will probably do so for quite a while.

Edmonton is committed to the run game. Although John White is out, the offense didn't lose a beat on the ground game with an Ottawa castoff - Travon Van. Over 100 yards rushing and keeps balance in the attack. Austin is very heavily biased to an almost all passing game and can't disguise the run plays at all. Our top rusher, Ross, sits at number 22 on the rushing yards list for the league with 19 yards.

Receivers for Edmonton are all 6'3" (according to TSN). Our receivers are diminutive by comparison. You can't replace catch radius that the taller guys have. Just look at the most productive receivers league wide right now - all tall, strong guys. Only Weston Dressler (at number 5) is in the top 10 in receiving yards with 9 other tall receivers. Green, Ellingson and Jorden lead the way. This lack of big receivers for the Ticats makes it even harder to justify going away from a balanced ground attack.

Elliott is 6'3", he is benched, not injured

My point is that we need a couple of big, powerful threats. Elliot may have the tools but maybe he lacks desire, focus or a work ethic. Perhaps the reasons why he was let go by the blue team and hasn't fared well here. Guys that work hard on and off the field are the receivers doing the damage now and 90% of them are big and tall. Toliver and Fantuz are two of those guys and their injuries are a huge hit to our offense.

Tall and tall with talent are different.

Anybody remember Bakari Grant ....

Or Greg Ellingson.

Yes..sure do remember those 2...and others that have gone on to do very well with other Teams. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Such as AC

If you remember them, you also must remember how unreliable they were...Ellingson only played in 21 of the 36 games that he was on the roster (12 out of 18 in '13 and only 9 of 18 in '14 and he missed the EF and Grey cup) ...and good for him that he's been healthy since, but you can't count on him here, you gotta move on...

And Bakari was only available for 10 of the 18 games in '15, and only played 10 last year...

[quote="smogmonster"]A couple of reasons why the Eskimos are winning and why we are struggling and will probably do so for quite a while.

Edmonton is committed to the run game. Although John White is out, the offense didn't lose a beat on the ground game with an Ottawa castoff - Travon Van. Over 100 yards rushing and keeps balance in the attack. Austin is very heavily biased to an almost all passing game and can't disguise the run plays at all. Our top rusher, Ross, sits at number 22 on the rushing yards list for the league with 19 yards.

Receivers for Edmonton are all 6'3" (according to TSN). Our receivers are diminutive by comparison. You can't replace catch radius that the taller guys have. Just look at the most productive receivers league wide right now - all tall, strong guys. Only Weston Dressler (at number 5) is in the top 10 in receiving yards with 9 other tall receivers. Green, Ellingson and Jorden lead the way. This lack of big receivers for the Ticats makes it even harder to justify going away from a balanced ground attack.[/quote
6'3" were are going to get lit up on our secondary raped :cry:

and how many complete seasons has Andy Fantuz played for us .....injuries happen football is a physical game ....

Going by that logic, we can't count on Zach either.

Jalen Saunders, 5'9", 171lbs

2 Games -11 Receptions, 225 yards, 1TD, 20.5 yrds avg per catch

That stat is a bit bloated with the one long bomb for 61 yards but yes he is producing. Just keep in mind that Zach is targeting him a lot because of a lack of other receivers giving him confidence.

Tyms has been conspicuously quiet. Don't know the story there... ideas?

Elliot did pretty well last year!
Gotta be able to get him the ball, which hasn't happened yet.