What were your biggest surprises in week one?
For me it was how rapidly Sask rounded into form considering how they looked last year and in preseason. Very quick changeover in demeanour and style. Really shows the affect coaching can have on a squad. Moving Durant around in the pocket certainly paid dividends amongst other things.
The crash of Montreal was not a surprise. The slowing of Calvillo the second half of last year was evident. They will be in real trouble this year. Teams have gotten faster. They have slowed. Defensively anytime you have to rely on Dwight Anderson to be a leader tells you you are in trouble. And picking up an ego driven nomad like Reinbold to be a team builder is very questionable decision making.
Glad to see Jyles perform decently. His energy and mobility is a welcome addition compared to the lethargic Ray.
And I’d say we’ve seen the change to Brink in Winnipeg to be permanent. Although it may end up to be Elliot. But Pierce is done I’m afraid. Just too much uncertainty there.