Well, well, well! Congrats to the Ticats, and despite our disappointing loss last Friday, the Als still find themselves alone in 1st place.
Hope this week's practises go well and that AC will be at least available to come in for a few series. The keys for this game, I believe, are the following:
Defence: Keep after Glenn all game long. He tends to be a pocket passer and when rushed (or sacked!), he won't be effective. Better D-schemes on 2nd-and-longs; these have been a particularly glaring weakness for the Als' D this season.
Offence: Get Cobourne happy. He, or Whitaker, must carry the ball, and the O-line must bring their A game to make holes. With an inexperienced QB, this is key. For passes - screens, roll-outs, and medium routes (at least long enough to keep the sticks moving). The O coaches must prepare for blitzes as the Ticats D will no doubt have their ears pinned back going after a rookie QB.
It looks like it's gooing to be an interesting finish in the East this season with a much-improved Ticat team. The Argos, while they didn't look good in the last two games, are also an improved team. To me, the key to Als' success this season is having a healthy AC and better play selection on O. If we can control the clock with a good mixture of pass/run, the opposing Ds will be worn out. Some of our D lapses will then appear moot. Go Als go!!