Another important game next Wednesday in Ottawa. Fifth game of the season-time flies- and the Als will play a team within their division for the first time in 2017. Having a record of 0-3-1, the game will be quite important for Ottawa and they will do the outmost to win.
While I expect the Als to win, the keys for a win, at least to me, are: Time of possession, pressure on Trevor Harris and reduction of "bad" penalties. After 4 weeks, the REDBLACKS are averaging 423 yards a game-second best- and Trevor Harris has thrown 8 TD's; Greg Ellingston and Brad Sinopoli are his main passing targets; defensively they have given an average of 413 yards a game-seventh- but they are still tough.
I wonder if Jacques will proceed with a few lineup changes for that game; while he has mentioned,earlier in the season and this week, a rotation between Tyrell Sutton and Brandon Rutley I wonder if he will move ahead and sit Tyrell and insert Brandon; yes, a rest would be welcomed for Tyrell but it becomes difficult to sit your and the CFL leading rusher. I would continue with Tyrell.
The defensive line,particularly the DT's, have been a week link since the beginning of the season but given the ratio it is difficult to replace a Nat. DT by an Int. DT. As for the DE's, Gabriel Knapton is not having a great season so far; only 6 defensive tackles and 1 quarterback sack after 4 games. Not great!
Not much time to prepare but worse for the REDBLACKS,since they played in Edmonton last night.