This excerpt from an article by Matthew Sekeres in today's edition of the National Post causes one to wonder whether Jesse Lumsden should sit out another game or two until he is pain-free:
"I want to get back as fast as I can, but I want to make sure I am ready to go and be able to help. I don't want to go out there and not be able to finish the game," said Lumsden, who suggested he might have to freeze the injured area Friday to deal with the pain. "I feel very good, and my mind is in a good place right now. I feel mentally and physically strong."
Lumsden will not only help the running game, but his talent at blocking should improve protection for Printers.
Being Printers' second game should make him a little more familiar with the O-line and the receivers. He might be able to go through his progressions quicker thus allowing him to get rid of the ball quicker, or the decision to tuck the ball and run.
Armstread is our number 1 receiver. His return gives Printers an option that should be open, and if it isn't it just might be due to extra attention (double coverage) thus allowing other receivers to get open more easliy than usual.
Go ahead, call me an optimist or a fool.
I've also noticed in the stats that Calgary's defence has surrendered alot of points. If our struggling offence can take advantage of that then our D should be on the field less.
Burris is renowned to be a streaky passer. As of late he's been burning up the league, so hopefully he's due for a dud. Hopefully they're taking us for granted.
we must improve on both lines to have a chance in any game. We don't get enough pressure on the QB this puts way too much pressure on the secondary to cover for 5 or 6 seconds. Anyone in this league is going to find a way to get open during that time. We wanted to bring pressure last week against Winnipeg but we're still a step slow. The end result. Big plays! Its the exact opposite for our O line we can protect therefore we are forced to throw short passes. Screens, hooks, slants hoping our WR can break one for a big play. If we can sure up the lines we have enough talent to compete with teams. Hopefully with Jesse back he can take a bit of pressure off the passing game and chip in with a few big runs. The Calgary offence is hitting on all cylinders finding a way to slow them down is going to be difficult but it can be done. But you first you cannot let Burris get in a rhythm and you must be able to get pressure with just the front four.