I think our offence will be just a little slow out of the gate to start the season, but our defence won’t. I predict a 19-17 Ticats win to break the seal at New Mosaic. I’m hoping we win twice there this season!
I say we get one first half TD and Domagala goes a perfect 4 for 4.
I’m usually really bad at this so if you’re the gambling type, play the over!
Tough assessment of a Punter we’ve never seen play! I just saw the depth chart and Laryea gets the nod ahead of Whitford. With the American punting, Gnahoua gets into the lineup. STE gets the start ahead of Jackson as we go all American on the DL with 6 CDNs on O and just Adeleke starting on D. I would expect we see Burt and Jackson in for Papi and STE with some regularity. Johnson is not on the roster. PLENTY of surprises!
I'm curious about this Laryea . He's only been in town a few days so I'm wondering if he has impressed that much to warrant a roster spot or if perhaps Whitford is legitimately injured and this is a trial by fire approach .
The one thing I really don't like is the fact that he is an American and placing him on the roster will effectively leave us one import player short who can rotate in and also play specials .
It's also interesting to note that the other Global punter Blake Hayes is still on the PR so effectively we are carrying 3 punters as of right now . 2 globe and 1 American .
Well it remains to be seen if indeed this guy is an upgrade or not . I guess we will find out tomorrow night . As the old saying goes " it can't possibly get any worse...or can it ? " . By the sounds of it this guy doesn't exactly have a big leg when you consider his career avg in college was a somewhat rather below pedestrian like 39.4 yds a punt .
My guess is that Whitford does have some injury and that if Blake doesn't also, Laryea had a considerably better couple of days punting this week, compared to Blake. Nothing else, I can think of, would make this roster surprise seem sensible.
I didn’t even notice Erlington slotted in as a starter. So if they want to put in Jackson they’ll probably need to bring in Burt at the same time unless they put Kiondre Smith at the another receiving spot. Not sure I agree with keeping Jackson off the starting unit.