This might be just a guess but could it be that the coaches are pushing them a little extra hard and taking advantage of the cool, desirable conditions? I know when it's really hot and humid, the coaches back off a bit, however, it's been like mid-September around here lately.
Maybe a factor?
But yah, injuries are not good as far as assembling the final team and getting people properly assessed and getting them used to each other. Hopefully the rate of injuries slows down.
hmmmmm, blaming the coaches? That's a strange thing to conclude that's what I was doing. Actually, I was blaming the weather more than anything because there has been no need to slow things down because of heat and humidity as happens many times. The weather had been pretty much conducive to going "all out" in practice. Everyone pushing it is what I'm saying. Hell, if I was a coach at camp, I'd be trying to make the most of this cool weather. But yah, if you wish to think I was blaming the coaches? Go right ahead and be my guest.
Besides, it was only an idea that popped into my mind that might be one of the factors if we are getting a high rate on injuries right now.
updated injured list: (players that go injured in camp, may not currently be injured)
Alan Zemaitis DB
Kenton Keith RB
Scott McCuaig DE
Cameron Siskowic LB
Todd Londot OL
Alex Gauthier OL
Willie Quinnie WR (out for 9+ games)
Eddie Cohen WR
Sandy Beveridge S
According to Drew Edwards in "The Scratching Post", there are two offensive teams running non-stop plays at the defense (one at the line of scrimmage while the other one is in a huddle)
He said this is to squeeze in more reps, but, gives the defense no time to recover.
In here Als are played up as the supposed gold standard of CFL franchises and Ti-Cat missteps and negatives have been constantly and keenly pointed out by Als fans.
I'm just trying to level the field a bit.