The Als offense still looks good but the defense was horrible. The obvious deficiencies were at the corner- we could better have used Estelle and Sanchez had they been available. This spot has to be an area for extreme concern at this point in time. The Sask running attack powered through the defensive line at will. THe Riders offensive line blew open holes for Wes Cates and Duran who easily scampered around the Als defensive rush. I kept wonderingif Belicasiak was present on the team as there was no mention of him- also questioning why the team allowed K. Williams to go to BC? The only defensive player who demonstrated his positive status was Chip Cox who played a great game. I am beginning to wonder if Duval is continuing the slide downward from his functioning in the 09 Grey Cup. I was hoping the Als would have looked at Maver as a priority in the 2010 Canadian draft. Robertshaw failed to impress as he was blown away easily by the Riders defensive team and, he was called for being off side a couple of times.
A couple of notes on offense- great passing attack and over all offensive play. Brian Bratton deserved his promotion to first string status- he had some good runs which could be a mighty weapon as the season develops. Maypray might the guy who returns the ball as shown in his speed returning a missed field goal for a TD. The coaches should tell him , however, that powerful winds are a factor in this league- especially in western cities.