I've said repeatedly that if any team was going to be the doormat of the league this year, it would be Winnipeg, not Ottawa.
The Gades had a horrendous opening schedule, playing the three toughest teams in the league. They got blown out in the first game, staged a great comeback to win in the second, and played hard, competitive football in the third. Greg Marshall has taken a defense with no big names and more dedication than natural ability and made it a force to be reckoned with. The thing that kills them game after game, as usual, is staying on the field too long because of poor offensive production.
I think the Gades can have a .500 season this year, but only if the offense steps up and Joseph plays consistently at a high level. Pat Woodcock, where are you? Big free-agent signing and you've been a bust. Run crisper routes, get open and contribute to this team. Lastly, Paopao has got to mix up his playcalling to keep defences off-balance. If the Gades do these things, they could do a lot better than people expect.