I definitely don't agree with you,Sheldon, when you write that we are inferior to other teams in the o-line and RBs. Explain to me why they are the number 1 team in running the ball and the team with less sacks allowed.
I agree 100% regarding the DL; it's the main weakness. After 5 weeks, 4 players of other teams have more sacks than the Als; these players are: Victor Butler of Toronto with 7, Charleston Hughes and Micah Johnson both of Calgary with 4 and Ted Laurent of Hamilton with 4. The Als have a total of 3. This weakness will have to be addressed sooner than later. I still maintain that an Int. DT has to replace a Nat. DT. I don't know if Ray Drew is the answer but it can't be worse.
The receivers are not great but it's not a major weakness; I doubt that playing with 1 less Int. receiver will weaken the team; while 4 Int. receivers have dressed for the first 5 games, the Als rank next to last in average yards gained per game with 279; only Hamilton is doing worse with 260.
While Kavis has to accept some blame, the number 1 culprit is JIM POPP. He has been awful in drafting Nat. talent in the past 3 to 4 years and just as bad in recruiting Int. talent; the only exception can be the Int. DBs.. Excluding the Nat. OL all other CFL teams have 1 or 2 dominant Nat. players; the Als don't and it's a major problem.
I surely hope that they will find solutions/bring corrections in the next weeks or month.