It was great to see the Als pull off the victory. Kevin Glenn played like Kevin Glenn. When he's hot he's almost unstoppable. He's been on the roster of every team in the CFL except Edmonton but has yet to win a Grey Cup ring. Maybe this year?
The way Winnipeg started coming on in the last 5 minutes of the game makes the CFL so exciting. I don't follow the Als all that much so I don't know if they played well or mediocre. The game was low scoring for most of it which makes me wonder. Had Winnipeg's premier receiver Dressler not gone down with an injury I wonder if the outcome would have been different. It doesn't matter though. The Al's season opener goes into the win column. They will review the game film, make adjustments where necessary and hopefully come out even stronger in game two.
Glenn will be able to take this team far as long as he doesn't get injured but I must caution all of you Al's fans. Kevin Glenn can be a stinker. He played for the Lions in the 2014 season. It was one of his worst passing seasons in several years although Kevin has a respectable total yards passing record. In some games he was brilliant. The Lions made it to the semi-finals in a cross over to meet up with none other than... yes, you guessed right...the Alouettes! The Als destroyed Kevin Glenn and the Lions by beating the Lions 50 to 17!
Kevin Glenn has the ability to take any team far but be prepared to ask yourself. " Hmmm... which Kevin Glenn will we be seeing today?" You will have your answer the way he throws the ball. He's not a scrambler and sometimes you wonder who he was throwing the ball to. Sometimes no one was there and at other times it was to the wrong jersey.
The Als appear to have some very good go to receivers and this will help Glenn's efforts I'm sure.
Another Als acquisition that should help the team is Stefan Logan. The guy has decent stats. How he's utilized will be important. He can rip punt returns wide open but too often Lions fans watched him get stuffed time and time again for very little gain. He can be very exciting when he breaks a punt return wide open so don't be going out getting a beer when the opposition is punting the ball.
It was nice to see Anthony Calvillo coaching and mentoring the players on the sidelines. He brings phenomenal experience and wisdom to the game. The Als will do well by him.