In order to win more regularly, the Alouettes will have to put more emphasis on their running game; they don't win often when they have more passes than runs.
Unlike Mike Reilly, or Bo Levi Mitchell or Trevor Harris, Vernon Adams Jr. will not beat other teams with his arm; I am not saying that he cannot ever help the Alouettes win with his passing game, I am saying that it won't be done regularly.
So far, the Alouettes have played 3 games and their record is 1-2.
--In game 1, they passed 21 times-8 incomplete-and ran 29 times. They won 30-13.
-In game 2, they passed 42 times-22 incomplete-and ran 24 times. They lost 22-28.
-In game 3, they passed 34 times-16 incomplete- and ran 18 times. They lost 10-27.
For next Friday's game in Ottawa, I just hope that they will run more often than they will pass; if more emphasis on running game, I do think that they will have a better chance of winning.
I don't know if there were injuries in last night game that will force some changes; assuming that all players are OK, here are some changes that I HOPE will occur:
-Add A RB Cameron Artis-Payne to the active roster and transfer A LB Tre Watson to 1 game injured list. In some instances, I would have both Stanback and Artis-Payne in the backfield; Stanback is a lousy receiver coming out of the backfield; in past 3 games, he was thrown the ball 7 times and caught only 1.-last night for 2 yards-. Stanback is, I think, over evaluated.
-Add A DE Jamal Davis II to the active roster and exclude either A DT Woody Baron-2 defensive tackles and 1 sack after 3 games-, or A DT Almondo Sewell -3 defensive tackles and 1sack after 3 games-.
-Add A WR Dante Absher to the active roster and exclude Quan Bray.-15 passes thrown to him after 3 games and only 7 caught, for a mere 80 yards-.
-Since I would add an A DE and exclude an A DT and since I would add an A RB, I would add/dress N DT Cameron Lawson-healthy scratch for first 3 games- and designate N RB Jeshrun Antwi as healthy scratch.
Just anxious to see if changes will occur for next Friday's game; after this game, the Alouettes will have a break and their next game would be September 18,2021, against the BC Lions. They can't afford to be 1-3; if so, drastic changes could occur and their will be close scrutiny to the NFL cuts of next Tuesday. NFL teams down from 80 players to 53 and then they could add as much as 16 players to practice rosters. Less players available than in previous years, but there will still be some good ones available.