Five Things to Know: Ottawa REDBLACKS

As the 2023 season approaches, is here to catch you up with the Five Things To Know series. Each article will look at key storylines facing each team this season, while examining off-season movement and where your team might stand in 2023. 

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Nailed it. IMO, hit all the right notes on this one. Although @ 35 not old for a QB, I’ve never been a huge fan of Masoli. Very likeable guy & I wish him well. But he seems to run hot & cold. If he gets hot, REDBLACKS will be tough. Despite good yardage while in last year he was 0-4, 2 TD’s, 2 INT’s.

They are pretty solid in a lot of areas but, as you say, RB is an issue. And longtime Asst Coaches don’t always translate to good HC’s, even likeable ones like the Bombers’ Richie Hall. Claybrooks, Greg Marshall also come to mind. Add in two new Co-ordinators & I have mixed feelings on this club. Definitely have enough to compete but IMO it will be a fight between them & the Als for a final playoff spot. And the crossover IMO is definitely in play with the West this year.