Won’t be a lot of scoring on either side, but Calgary’s defense is gonna beat 'em like a Salvation Army drum.
After reading for months how the Stampeders D was going to be abysmal after a rebuild, it’s been fun watching this squad rough up the league. Even the pundits are starting to concede that the Red Dread is pretty good.
Unfortunately, the Calgary offense is the real travesty. Starting QB-gone. Starting RB-gone. Top receiver-gone. Offensive linemen Brad Erdos and Leon Johnson out. The team is barely limping along with a patchwork O, and in a year when the West actually has a contender in Winnipeg, it’s not going to be easy making it back to the Grey Cup this year (which is a shame, with the game being held in Calgary). It’s unlikely that Kamar Jorden will return to form any time soon, if he’s able to return at all this year. Without any decent receivers at his disposal, Mitchell wasn’t lighting it up before the injury. And it appears possible Don Jackson was just a wee bit overrated.
But even with this MASH unit, Calgary will prevail on Thursday.
On the Ottawa side, Jennings’ psyche is going to take such a pounding after this game that he’s going to need the phone number to Mike Reilly’s shrink.
And it may be time for the RCMP to put out an APB on Sinopoli, because he is definitely MIA.
The lone bright spot has been Crockett. I suspected that he would be stellar if given a chance, and he is proving it. Ottawa has to hope the Stamps will pull their patented first-half sleepwalk again to give Crockett enough touches to maybe make this thing interesting…
…Nah. See sentence #1…