I thought that if this team was going to win this game, it would be a close one. But after this team showed how much talent it had, I should have known that they could win by 22 points.
During the first half, I recall Suitor saying that Lawrence should be named the defensive player of the week. So yes, that even was before his pick-six.
As for Maher, not only was he was perfect on FG attempts (including one from 50 yards) but his punts were good as well. Considering that Medlock was not that great a punter, the decision to not outbid Winnipeg for him is looking like the right one right now.
Masoli was 27/37 for 318 passing yards, three TD passes and no INTs. So far, it looks like the offence will not be bad without Zach. He does have some good receivers to throw it to, and the receiving corps reminded us of that tonight.
So this team did a great job at the housewarming party at BMO Field and reminded us how good they can be despite lineup changes and Collaros and Laurent being out of the lineup. A great way to start this season. And it’s about time we start out with a 1-0 record. The last time that happened was 2004. In that game, McManus had over 400 passing yards, and Dave Dickenson was injured early in the game and had to be replaced by an inexperienced QB who may have been referred to then as “some guy named Casey Printers.” Really. Yes, it’s nice to win that first game, but I’m more interested in winning that last CFL game that’ll be played this year in that same building. You have to believe that this could be the year.