AC has indeed been off in some games. He has unaccustomly been over- or under-throwing his receivers. Further, many of our star receivers have been dropping very catchable passes - very strange indeed! However, I still maintain that Whitaker must be a regular part of the O-schemes. I don't have stats in front of me, but I would be willing to bet that in 3 Ls, we underused the running game. i believe that a well-balanced attack will be the more likely to be successful. Everyone in the park and on the opposing D knows that AC's days are numbered and that he would like to retire after having shattered CFL passing records. So, a good mixture of pass-run, and we will be able to rack up more Ws. I would like nothing better than to see AC leave in a blaze of glory, but that would only be done, IMO, with the GC hoisted over his head once more!
On D, I think we have to go with a few more blitz packages. While taking nothing away from Glenn, he, like most QBs, will get unnerved by a relentless attack. There is no doubt that the Ticats have a great receiving corps that can hurt you if Glenn can get the ball to them. The key, therefore, is to not let him do that. As you have said, we are vulnerable for the moment in the secondary. Well, it's time for the second- and third-stringers to impress; they have been patiently waiting in the wings for precisely this type of opportunity, and now it's their turn.
I am not writing off the Als yet. The point is the East now has three good teams; I'm not sure the Argos can turn their season around, but they can never be taken lightly either. We have key games with Winnipeg that will most likely determine our final standings. But first things first! We have to get a W against the Ticats!
Go Als go!!!