I have to admit going to bed last night with a sly grin on my face.
I can`t remember a coaching decision as dumb as Rick Campbell conceding a safety allowing the Stamps to only require a FG to win rather than a TD. Collateral damage from the Duron Carter hit?
I wonder what Redblack players are whispering to each other about the decision.
Then there were the Argos being shut out with their 2 interception machine QBs looking far worse than any Als QB of the last 5 Years. Franklin better heal quickly, even though he will not necessarily be the cure for all the Argos problems.
Bottom line - Als in 2nd place, 2 pts. up on upcoming opponent the Redblacks with a game in hand.
Yes, that was a dumb decision by Campbell. But, good for us! If we beat Ottawa next week (it is a very winnable game), we will have a nice lead in second place. Who would have thought this 2 months ago?!
The choice he faced, I suppose, was whether a kickoff would push the Stamps significantly further back than would a punt … Leone is a distance punter which can mean potential for longer returns … but IF the decision made any sense in that context it was undone by poor kickoff coverage.
ALL THAT SAID … living in Ottawa, even if I wasn’t a Als fan it would share your schadenfreude
Its so nice to see you guys with just a little bit of hope and actually enjoying some of the season… lol. While I was watching last year, and even at the beginning of this season, I was almost afraid to post something positive, for fear of being roasted… which I completely understood, but its cool to see anyway… Whose ready to make their reservations for the Grey… Hound… I’m going to Chicago, I’m taking the bus… JKing of course.
Green avait aussi connu un lent début de saison l’année dernière, avant de se replacer à partir de la Fête du Travail. Je croyais que malgré l’absence d’un quart-arrière #1, la présence de Derel Walker allait permettre à Green, et surtout Armanti Edwards, d’avoir moins de pression. Malheureusement pour les partisans des Argonauts, l’équipe ne peut aller nulle part sans un passeur de qualité.
While I think the Als were long overdue for a bit of good luck - and a few Ws!, I would never take delight in another team’s misfortunes. We’ve had plenty of our own and are still having it even now.
I would like to think that the recent successes are attributable to good coaching and players performing much better than expected. And in their last 3 Ws, the opposing teams were playing pretty good football at the time. so the Ws weren’t flukes.
I am sorry to see that Hamilton lost their starting QB for the season. We know only too well how difficult it is to replace a starting QB, n’est-ce pas? TO is having the same problems with the departure of RR.
So the upshot appears to be that the Als may have an advantage against Eastern teams for the foreseeable future. We still have quite a few games against the Western Conference, however. Any advantage is nullified unless the Als win. And lest we forget, a football player may only be one season- or career-ending injury away, and that includes our own.
I hope Khari and all the coaching staff can keep coming up with good O, D, and ST schemes and that we can stay relatively healthy going forward
I HATE seeing good QBs go down with season-ending injuries. It hurts them, their team, and the caliber of play in the league as a whole. I hope Masoli bounces back and makes a full recovery.
It’s kind of a crazy situation. We started the year at the bottom of the barrel as far as established, proven QBs go. A third into the season and suddenly we’ve got seasoned, experienced Vernon Adams and his nine starts. ;D
I have a lot of respect for Masoli and certainly derive no pleasure from seeing him go down. I also think Dane Evans is a quality QB and the Tiger Cats will continue to be a difficult team to beat.
But I admit I will again go to bed with a sly grin on my face thinking of Ed Harvey blowing his load on the Mike Reilly contract, and kind of forgetting you need quality players at the 23 other positions to form a competitive team.
The way the Lions keep juggling and patching together their o-line has made it impossible for Reilly to get into any kind of rhythm.
Harvey has also not recruited any quality Internationals the last 2 seasons.