I see a lot of people jumping on the Jesse Lumsden bandwagon and thats ok. He did help us beat Edmonton and I do enjoy him looking for holes and madly penetrating them. However, I ask how would Josh Ranek do if fully healthy under a Sal coached o- line. How would Ranek do against a team that is also struggling and is ranked 7th against the run.
I do remember a time not long ago when Ranek ran for three consecutive 1000 yard seasons before joining the Ticats. I remember watching Ottawa play and he was quite a force. So at the age of 28, i guess he is now washed up. hmmmmm i dont know ....Has Ranek been fully healthy and has he had a descent shot to show his stuff. We all know that the 7 games prior to the Winnipeg game were he had a break out performance of 164 yards that the rb's were not given enough touches. I think it averaged 10-12 carries per game versus the 30 he had in Winnipeg where he gained 164 yards rushing. Has he been given enough chances. Remember people that Winnipeg is not edmonton. At that time they were ranked 1 against the run under DC greg marshalls system. Basically they only allowed a league low of 56 yards rushing per game at that time.
Dont get me wrong I have been frustrated with result of Raneks performance this year however I also ask if you really think he should go. Is he really that bad? I rather not see him leave. He is signed for three years and if we do trade him I hope we do not give him away as I personnally still believe that a healthy Josh Ranek is a valuable asset on any team in the CFL.