Team has 2 practices scheduled before the Stamps game: Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Herb Zurkowsky, Philip Blake replaced Jacob Ruby at LT during today's session. Ryan White moved into LG in place of Blake. Jeff Perrett mentions that one of the guys is still injured. That could be a possible explaination why Luc Brodeur-Jourdain has been mostly an afterthought since his return to the active roster.
“Most time, young guys aren’t forced to play this early. It’s just a product of the situation we’re in,? offensive-line coach Kris Sweet said. “You have to fight through it.
“They work hard. They’re doing everything I ask them to do.?
“Ruby’s a great player. He may have struggled the last game, but he’s a good player. I have no doubt of that,? said (Philip) Blake, who played right tackle, then centre, at Baylor.
“At this point of the season, they’re going to move some guys around, see who they’re going to bring to training camp,? he said. “Obviously, I’m (Jacob Ruby) disappointed. I want to be playing. I also understand this part of the deal, part of the business.
“On Saturday, I had a bad game and hit a rut. It was technique, not being mentally tuned into what they were doing. We knew what they were going to do. They did a few things different. It came down to me having a bad game and not playing well. We have two weeks left. I’m going to try and get better, become the best player I can.?
“I don’t think we’re bad. We’ve struggled in some areas but, for the most part, we’re pretty solid,? (Jeff) Perrett said. “One of the guys is in Toronto. One of the guys is injured still. We had four guys at four different positions. Two rookies. One’s a second-year guy and another’s playing centre for the first time.
“I guess you could use those as excuses. There had to be some growing pains expected, but I don’t know. We’re professionals. We should be better.?
“It’s normal. He’s a young guy. At the same time, I think it was obvious that when we made a change, we were able to perform in a way that gave the quarterback a little bit more time to do things,? (Jacques) Chapdelaine said. “We want to continue to explore that.
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