A little surprised that Medlock is being rested although Lankford DID make the FG - didn’t notice how long it was but think it was under 40 yds. Wonder if Medlock has a minor injury or some muscle strain that makes resting him and keeping him totally healthy for the playoffs a good decision.
For some strange reason I think I took the Eskies to win this one- WHAT WAS I THINKING?? :-\ :-\ The Bomber backups look better than the EE starters!! : : Of course the game is young - still three quarters to go.
Highly doubt that Streveler would be available - as a rookie he’s going to be signed to a minimum 2 year deal.
REALLY happy to see him officiating this game which means he WON’T be doing the Ticats game!
Have to say that I’m surprised he missed the Collaros hit as he’s been one of the higher rated officials in the past few seasons - much as Ticats fans think he “has it in” for the Ticats.
I have to say that the question a few minutes ago about whether the loss of Derel Walker adversely affected the EE’s chances to succeed was TOTALLY assinine!! Losing one receiver shouldn’t have that much of an effect on a team - even a top receiver. Try asking the Stamps or Ticats if the loss of virtually a WHOLE receiving corps has affected them - THAT makes way more sense!
And I see that the Eskies have pulled ahead by a slight margin.
I agree, losing one player doesnot make or break a team, next man up, is the word…the esks are not as good as everyone thought for one reason or another…it just seeemed they weren’t up for some of their games through the season…i for one believe it had to do with coaching and i am pinning the blame on all the coaches, the thing is the HC is the one to decipher what is affecting the team and Maas did not ultimately do that but that is myh thought, others can argue that.
Reilly has been running for his life way too often this season - and who poached some of their good OL? - Hervey in BC! Plus they seem to be forever chucking it down the field not making as much use of Gable as they did after they seemed to after he was acquired last season from the Ticats. Shades of Kent Austin and the Ticats - worked for a while but not forever. This season the EE discovered that! And they were the worst in the league in penalty yards taken although they did start to clean that up a few weeks ago.
Maas certainly has made some questionable decisions at times so I’m sure that comes into play as well.
Maybe that’s his “role” - always has to be one antagonist to stir the pot - Guess they think that makes it more interesting for the viewers!
Surprised that the Bomber are playing as many starters - mainly on D - as I’ve seen. I think the Ticats are sitting virtually their whole lineup of starters aside from the receivers who’ve recently joined the team who DEFINITELY need the reps in the offense (Sinkfield and McDaniel + draft pick Justin Buren.