There have been two questions this week on the CFL thread- Is Ricky Ray finished and will the Als have an undefeated season. Both questions were answered in tonights game. Ricky Ray, Calvin McCarty and the Eskimo team in general gave Montreal a sound beating. The Als started two excellent drives but wound up with two field goals. This team is the third worst [43.8%] CFL team in touchdowns from the red zone. The Als dominated offensive time played in the first half but this did not end in TD's and, the team was completely outplayed by the Esks. The Als tried to live via the short passing game which was innefective. Calvillo rarely attempted to go long despite the success he has had to date. In the first series of plays, Trestman inserted Larry Taylor into the offence attempting to utilize his speed via both running and passing plays which were uneventful and, for the rest of the game the short passing game prevailed. The Esks were the first team to go with the long pass and Ricky Ray, having plenty of time to complete, had a stellar game. The Esks, who dominated both the offensive and defensive lines , were the better team.
Calvin McCarty stood out for the Esks with his running, receiving, blocking, kick returning etc. Kamu Peterson has been playing great football. I remember his time at Winnipeg and Hamilton when, with his great speed, he was able to get into the clear but, would drop the TD pass. He is excelling with Edmonton. A week ago the Als made some half time shifts which led to victories but, nothing different came from the Als in the second half. The EE's outplayed Montreal and, deserved the victory!