Rashaud Slaughter must have been released; hence, the 46th player added to the active roster is Dallas Baker,import WR; imagine,we have 6 import receivers,on the active roster,excluding Tim Maypray. I do know that one of the six WR won't play,but,nevertheless,why so many import receivers. Most teams play 3 import receivers,excluding KR. We play 5. We could dress 1 more import DT and 1 more import LB or import DB. Would improve our special teams.
Back to our defensive tackles; yes, our best one,since the beginning of season, has been J.P. Bekasiak; he has had 11 tackles,compared with 6 for Wilson and 4 for Stewart; no sack for any of these 3 players.When we compare with other eastern teams,we realize that: Smith and Steele of Hamilton have had 27 tackles and 2 sacks; Brown and Smith of Winnipeg have had 24 tackles and 5 sacks; finally,Huntley and Wroten of Toronto have had 22 tackles and 4 sacks.-Huntley played in only 4 games.
Dorion Smith of Winnipeg,Albert Smith and Eddie Steele-N- of Hamilton, Kevin Huntley and Claude Wroten of Toronto are all defensive tackles signed by their team in the past 2 to 3 years. Not 1 good DT was signed by Jim Popp in these 3 years; he should concentrate more on this position rather than import receivers. As a fifth receiver,Eric Deslauriers would do as good as any 5th import receiver; in the past 4 years he never had the chance to prove what he can do.
While I have picked the Als to win on Thursday, I am presently tempted to change my pick; I will wait until Thursday afternoon. If they lose Thursday,they will also lose on the 11th,against Edmonton.