The Alouettes are now 6-5 and unless they play much better in the next 2 games they will be 6-7.
I am confident that they can win 1 game out of 2 against the Argos. They almost have to.
A few injuries to defensive players- J.R. Reed and Raheem Wilson-; unfortunately, there are no adequate replacements on the practice roster. As has been written on a few occasions, MLB Sankey becomes more and more a priority. We will see what Danny does in the next 3 days.
Comme certains, et sans blamer uniquement Cody Fajardo pour la défaite de ce soir, il est probablement temps de remplacer Cody pour au moins une partie.
I can’t imagine that Maas sits Fajardo until/until we lose the next three or four games. Frankly, the bigger issue right now is who the heck is going to start on defence? We are now through the back ups to the backups and it is looking like we are moving on to the backs up of the back ups to the back ups.
While the defensive front four still isn’t great, (Ellis is starting ahead of Davis now?), its the LBs and DBs that really need some players.
Ciante had some tough moments last night, but given that he’d missed almost two months of action, I’ll give him a pass. He’s a veteran and he’ll anchor the secondary. Let’s hope that the injury to Sutton isn’t 6-game serious.
The real concern is Reed going down at SAM. At this point, our options are pretty slim. We could try Notree there or activate Chris Moore from the PR. Maybe Buck Brody? It’s pretty grim no matter how you slice it. We definitely need some extra bodies now.
We currently have 14 players on the 6-game. Insane. We could almost field a second back 8 out of the defensive players on the 6-game.
I would suggest that Maas start using the same package of plays he used in Caleb Evans’s first start, but with Fajardo. Run heavy, with Stanback and Antwi getting lots of touches to go with designed runs featuring Cody getting to the outside. Get Cody out on the half roll throwing short or intermediate. Since he struggles to see the whole field, cut the whole field in half sometimes and get defenders having to chase him sideline to sideline. Mix in the occasional deep shot to keep defenders honest. WR screens to let guys like Snead and Philpot use their speed.
It’s not ideal but right now, we are dead in the water if we go into next game thinking it’s business as usual with Fajardo.
The Als came out to start the 2nd half with Antwi in the backfield. And as you mentioned D/P, they ran a screen using Antwi and were succesful moving the ball that series.
I believe that was pretty much the only series whereby they ran this kind of play. I could be wrong.
In any event, they had success that series and then went back to the usual play calling.
As for the next two games, unfortunately I do not share the same view as Richard.
I do not think the Als win either game.
I hope I am wrong.
Maybe Kelly gets hurt (not wishing that), or Toronto just gets complacent in one of the games. Even when we were healthy on D we’ve had trouble stopping power backs, so now with us needing to recruit high school football players for our depleted D, I see Ouellette/Harris running all over us. Hope I’m wrong, but BC was the beatable team in this four game stretch.
I agree with you. This was the game we should have won. Frustratingly, we could have won the game if we’d eliminated the turnovers and unforced errors and the defensive secondary had concentrated on assignment-sharp knockdowns instead of risking everything for the interception. Mind you, Vernon Adams was on fire with those deep throws and the Lions’ receivers made great play after great play. But I still think we could have won if Fajardo had been even solid, rather than poor.
Pour la partie du 9/09, les Argonauts seront dans leur semaine courte avec seulement 5 jours entre la partie d’aujourd’hui contre Hamilton et celle se samedi contre les Alouettes, donc une seule journée de pratique.
Ceci ne signifie pas que les Alouettes vont gagner mais ils vont affronter un club avec moins de temps préparation et après la partie de la Fête du Travail qui est une rivalité très importante Toronto-Hamilton.
Je souhaite une victoire de Toronto aujourd’hui, et samedi celle de nos Alouettes….et n’oubliez pas de pratiquer la « red zone » cette semaine.
We actually hung a goodly number of points on them the last time. I think we can grind out a win if Cody settles down and shows us the form he showed earlier in the year. The last two games have been his worst games of the year by far. He should rebound.
If we can’t win against Toronto this week when they’ll have played four days previously, it’s time to sit Fajardo.
I honestly think it will take a four or five game losing streak before they even think of sitting CF. More likely, though not Maas’s style, is to start introducing an Evans package and maybe even some platooning of the two.