After the disaster in Regina, we have the following schedule for the next four games.
Note also that not one of the games for the next two months are on a weekend. They are all on Thursday, Friday, or Monday!
I stated before the season started that I would be thrilled if the Eskies went 3-2 through July. I also did not think we would beat Toronto until I changed my mind a few days before the game on a hunch.
To go 3-2 from this point, we'd have to sweep Winnipeg and that's a tall order.
Essentially whatever is done with the offence, the good news is that in playing Winnipeg and Saskatchewan again through six games, the offence does not have to be great but rather only above average and free of mistakes like against Toronto.
The game against BC next Friday night might as well be used as an experiment for the offence and as if it were a pre-season, as we are overmatched all-around and have little to lose.
Let's see what Reed retools to focus on Winnipeg and Saskatchewan for the most part.
If someone key is hurt, that's the game to let them rest off roster on the one-week injured list to let someone else on that list get some playing time.
Kick returner signed to practice roster as reported in the free agents thread. Our Special Teams must improve on net punting is one area; I wonder however if Dales gets the ball down field Quicker as opposed to when Duval was here? Stats are similar on average; did Duval have a higher punted ball [hang time] that could be the difference from last season? On that front the Lions net punting isn't great either...see what happens tonight.
Great game for us. The offence improved. I don't like that we had to settle for so many FG, but we at least moved the ball. Even Joseph looked decent, leading us to another FG. I do hope Jyles is OK as I don't want Joseph as our starter for any length of time.
Defence... Jesus. :lol: We gave up some yards at times, but still got stops, picks (even one for 6), and sacks. If Jyles can turn into a game-managing QB, I think this could be a good team.
Edit: Forgot to mention: The only negative was a few dumb mistakes. Couple time counts and buddy messed up where he was supposed to be, which got Reed on the field.
From 1-1; I figured 2-3 after the Winnipeg game that is yet to be played…[now that Winnipeg who has injury problems] and the win last night in B.C. we have a good chance to go 5-1 or 4-2…next week at Winnipeg is going to be a tough game as their Defense gives their QB a chance to score/win and does our D. I must say I’m satisfied at this point.
Paolo X; keep your outlook/predictions coming, the Eskies need your expertize comments
Edit: O-Lineman Devin Tyler tweeted that he will be here in around mid August as his 90 sentence will be over. The Esks need him for the [Labor Day] back to back games against Calgary I say.