I’ll bet that Dane Evans is looking forward to playing us here in Winnipeg two weeks from now. He’s behind a better offensive line and has better receivers to throw to… and our defense is not quite as good as it was the last time he faced us.
Our O line was leaky too. Grey was a last minute scratch and his replacement ‘Dobson’ struggled in the first half. We’ll need all hands on deck after the break. BC’s pass rush beat us up last game and unless O’Shea has some magic up his sleave we’ll have to be darned near perfect in the trenches to win this one.
I think we’ll get 30,000+ fannies in the seats for this rematch and TSN will be pleased with us. Then we’ll get a pat on the head ratings-wise whether we win or lose so it’ll be good for the league either way… as long as we give them a nail-biter.
I can’t agree with you Maaax. BC plays you @ home on a short week while the Bombers have 14 days rest. The odds are stacked against BC. If you have relatively evenly matched teams & one is coming off a short week it usually means a loss. If the other team is coming off a bye the odds of losing increase even more. Lions are a bad bet in that one.
We went into BC on a short week last season after an exhaustive stretch that had all the experts counting us out. What did we do? We scored three TD’s in the first quarter and put it out of reach by the half.
I fully expect the Lions to show up in a snarly mood with their sharpened claws ready to cut us to ribbons. That’s why we’ve ordered a semi-trailer load of bandages and plenty of pain killers.
When you’re bullrushed you have a couple of seconds to get that ball out. VA was slow and the O line can’t hold them forever without injuries or a penalty. Both D lines were bowling over everything. The rushers were non existent. Good to have Dane
After watching Dane Evans performance last night , I don’t want him anywhere near the Esks , as he it no way better than what we already have , never was a fan of this guy , and BC is in trouble if VA is out for any long long period of time
That doesn’t refute the fact that playing on a short week is a disadvantage. Even Hodge, when pondering if the Bombers had a chance at another 15 win season, noted that they get 4 teams on a short week. It’s a disadvantage, Maaax. It doesn’t mean teams always lose coming off a short week. Bombers just played their only short week this year. They beat the Elks. Shocker.
Didn’t a poster just write this week Bombers have several players almost ready to come off the 6 game? So having a bye week, playing their closest opponent in the West is not an advantage? If the Bombers don’t win this one @ home, that would say a lot about where the Bombers are at. I can’t see them losing, snarly Lions or not. If they do, Bombino fans will be in full scale panic.