YEah...QBing was close. Glenn had the issues you mention plus his long ball was not on...he hits Carter with 5 more yards air that is a huge TD instead of a great D breakup. There were a few he was simply off on...hoping that is just getting in tune with everyone...if it is not better next game then it is time to try someone else, because that is a critical part of the O with these big receivers. I also didn't like that he tried forcing stuff with Carter early. The INT...another under thrown one. Underneath he was great though...and that is where the gap closes some. When DD made deep throws he was accurate but his short stuff was an issue.
That First TD is on Edem...will be good film study. It was a zone D and he had to watch if Cunningham came inside or stayed wide. He read it really well...waited to see if there was a cut, then took off. Problem was that he went straight to the sideline and when you do that it is easy to get out of position. You should always be hitting the sidelines at at least a 15 degree angle...he didn't and was burned. you take the angel because if the Wr posts on you and you are going straight horizontal you have no chance of adjusting, and if he gets to your backside and the ball there is nobody there to help once you start moving in.
Montreal definitely had some AC style O influence in this one.
The Bridge call is interesting and I am torn. Tough to ask that of a cold QB...at the same time nobody expect that play and he was wide open. That will stick in teams heads. I probably wouldn't do it...but I get it.
Hollins and Mincy were fabulous. Glenn had chances with Carter but was off...Carter also had his worst game ever likely. The attention he an Roosevelt really opened things up for others....that was nice to see...unfortunately later in the game it seemed like the Als relied more on Hollins and Mincy going more alone on those 2 and while Roosevelt took advantage of it Carter continued to struggle...had he been able to step up it is likely a different game because he either makes a huge play or gets extra attention back on him. I thought Carter might have head issues fame one in Montreal...hopefully it doesn't stick but he was melting down a bit on the sideline...mainly on himself. Jones and Glenn could be seen talking to him but what really seemed to help was giving him that kick return. I thought it was a pretty smart idea....they gave him something that could free his mind up from concentrating on his less that par play and he turned it into a positive and seemed to be better after that.
I don't think the time thing was not Jones...that was either MacAdoo crapping the bed or the headset kicking out...I think it kicked out. Wish Glenn had just called a gut-shot hand off.
Another positive...rushing...Marshall did well. I don't think he rushed more than once or twice in the first half but that early rush in the 3rd seemed to give the O a lot more confidence in the ground game and he put up good numbers in probably 8 or 10 caries in the second half...hopefully that parlays into more balance...an OC will be more prone to use it once it pays off, and it showed well....really really concerning fumble aside.
the pass rush was not great...but when they did apply it it seemed effective. Guess one should have expected a more backed off approach in week one when testing the secondary. I would like to see more Tull and less ACL.
As far as the replay...thems the breaks...happens all season. I thought it was out but perhaps they figured it was loose but not out...if it had been ruled a fumble it likely doesn't get overturned either. The other fumble they recovered was iffy to...that one I agreed it looked like there was potential he landed on a leg, not the ground...kinda a crappy deal for him but it is technically not wrong...didn't seem like there was an angle that could definitely say either way...so play stands. He definitely had control when his arm hit whatever it hit...but what did it hit?
At the end of the day these were two teams that need work and are finding chemistry on O still (especially the Riders IMO)...the Riders put themselves in a fair position to walk off with a win....didn't get it but we will see how it goes moving forward I guess.