This is disturbing. I thought Pless was right on his comments about offensive predictability. How many times can you throw that pass to the flat before defenses start to anticipate it and jump the route? I understand what Richie is saying about execution, but part of that execution is the offensive coordinator calling a good game. When Strasser was in charge of Montreal's offense in 2006, the results were decidedly less than stellar and Popp canned him at the end of the season. So far, his tenure in Edmonton looks like more of the same.
Furthermore, Hall name-checks Montreal as a team that doesn't test defenses deep, but omits the fact that the Als run a tight West Coast offense built on timing, pre-snap motion, and quick passes out of the pocket; their offensive line is also a veteran group with a good deal of continuity. Edmonton's O-line is a mess and the routes usually take too long for Ray to hang in the pocket and deliver a strike. And why take the deep routes away from a quarterback like Ray, who throws a great deep ball? I mean, you could make a highlight video based only on the corner-route TDs he threw to Jason Tucker.