Interesting Ranking of QB

The guy that does the stats/analytics for 3 down football , Fenderguy69 does his interesting thing on QB rankings.

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I don't give much credence to stats.. which we try to attribute to individuals where they are all more team stats at the end of the day. Nowhere is this truer than in football, the ultimate team game.

I much rather rely on what I see. From last year I saw Crompton has good leadership skills, for the most part was good at "game management".. knowing when to throw the ball away instead of forcing a play that isn't there.
He had this vibe of winning even if it wasn't pretty, kinda Tebow-ish quality to him that way.

But he isn't very accurate, and didn't seem very good at reading defenses.. focused on making the called play only. I can remember a receiver jumping up & down waving at him before the snap as nobody was covering him, Crompton never saw and just ran the called play on the other side of the field.

I can live with game-management style QB's in the NFL, 4 down football, but I don't believe you can win championships in the CFL that way. So I am still waiting for the next one, for me Crompton is not it.
And I hate having the almost root for the offense to struggle enough for us to give another QB a shot, if any of them has what it takes that is.

As Vercheval said recently, with 2 TALL quality receivers leaving in Carter & London.. Crompton just got that much more inaccurate. Stamps is a smaller target, requiring more accuracy.. if he's even on the field that is, already battling injuries. A suddenly somewhat depleted receiving core will do nothing to help Crompton this year.
Not to mention our O-line is suddenly thin as well, given Bomben's departure and the injury hitting potential replacements.. we're completely dependent on a guy who hasn't played much for years now, and little depth beyond that.

That has me worried about our offense overall.
Best bet for a successful offense would be to rely more on the running game it would seem IMO, at least for now.

I am going to ask Charles Barkley what he thinks of analytics...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZf9NFaCQHQ

Pour ma part, je demeure assez optimiste.

L'attaque de cette année devrait être bien meilleure que celle de l'an dernier. Crompton aura au moins eu un camp d'entraînement avec l'équipe et n'aura pas à prendre autant de temps pendant la saison pour bâtir sa complicité avec les autres joueurs de l'attaque. Le coordonnateur à l'attaque est un gars de métier et un entraîneur de quarts-arrières de carrière. Les blessés de la ligne offensive ne sont pas des partants, et je crois qu'on pourrait voir Cody Hoffman sur le terrain plus tôt que prévu, ce qui pourrait compenser le départ de London.

La défensive devrait se maintenir parmi les meilleures du circuit, en autant qu'elle n'écope pas de plus de punitions pour obstruction ou contact illégal sur un receveur que ses adversaires.

Reste les nullités spéciales qui demeurent le plus gros point d'interrogation. Espérons que Reed aura mis cette bande de deux de pique au pas! Il demeure que ce n'est pas lui qui recrute les botteurs, et c'est avant tout là que le bât blesse chez les Alouettes.

As per Herb, Tanner Marsh has apparently suffered a serious knee injury today at practice. Obviously not good news for Marsh, and leaves us with no experience behind Crompton for now.

La perte de Marsh sera certainement lourde. Je crois que l'équipe voulait l'impliquer davantage cette saison. Les Alouettes vont peut-être faire un coucou à Brink?

J'ose espérer que les Alouettes ne penseront pas un instant à faire coucou à Alex Brink. Je préfère perdre avec des recrus tels Brandon Bridge et Rakeem Cato.

Pourquoi ne pas faire signe/inviter Blake Sims, QA à Alabama, récemment libéré par les Argos?

Richard

Dan Lefevour has been cleared and will start practicing