Esks & Bomber fans being given a bit of a reprieve as they won't have to weather a Rod Black/Duane Forde storm.
This one should be fairly routine. Lash Larue (Mike Reilly) will be short work out of a Richie Hall reverse umbrella defense.
No, the Esks aren't capable of blowing the bombers out 47-0 or somesuch - their defense is horrid and their offensive schemes are blasé - but Reilly can make gold outta rusted horse shoes.
O'Shea's handling of the Harris injury is getting tired. Bombers also will feature a receiving corps of two smurfs (Smith & Dressler) plus former bomber reject Clarence Denmark plus their slow Canadian depth.
The Wolf of Ball Street (Nichols) has been getting away without trouble, keeping the PLOP offense simple with mostly short passes. Lots of trouble recently converting 2nd and moderate - that will continue tonite.
Esks need this to verify a crossover and maintain the chase for 2nd or 3rd in west. Knocking off the bombers will even keep hope alive to overtake BC - although that's a bit of a pipedream immo.
Reilly destroys the bomber D - final score Esks 32, Bombers 19
Field Mouse Kevin Glenn should see his first action since bombers acquired him. :cowboy:
Being the players coach that he is, O’Shea will stay loyal to Nichols much longer than anyone else would. Likely going to take a few more weeks of ineptitude from Nichols until O’Shea has no choice but to bench him.