Well, it’s a little early to start this string, but 3 important events happened this weekend that will impact on next Friday’s game against the Bombers.
First, the Als had a convincing bounce-back game against the Eskimos, so kudos all around. I sure hope that the injury to AC won’t keep him out long. AD did what we know he can do, so that makes La Police think about two possible scenarios defensively against us.
Second, the Argos did us a huge favour last night with an upset win against the Bombers. Way to go Argos (never thought I’d be saying that!)!
Third, it will be a very different team that we will play next Friday. Pierce was taken out of the game, then Brink had a shoulder injury. Then Reid went down, followed by his replacement, Volny. And it didn’t stop there - Doug Brown also went down. Now, we don’t know the extent of the injuries at this point, but Pierce looked very much the worse for wear last night. The Bombers may not have much of a running game next week. Despite the injuries we have in the secondary, the good news is that, due to the playing time they’re getting when the bullets are flying, they’re improving from week to week. The AC situation, is unclear.
Therefore, a W is most definitely possible on Friday and with a W, we will be tied for first place! How 'bout dem apples? At this point in the season, teams with the most depth to replace injuries to starters will be able to keep winning. This is definitely the case with the Als, but now it is also the case with the Bombers. The issue now becomes whose second-stringers will bring their A game?
So, what a difference a week makes. A date for the East Final at the Big Owe is definitely still within reach.
Go Als go!!!