i dunno drum....you have to give them a little credit ...the Als. started out slowly.... but seem to have corrected a few weaknesses ...namely their receiving corps....Calvillo looks more comfortable with the system they run.....The Als weren't tested laste game against the Cats for sure...due to another pathetic performance by Maas and his gang (but that's another story...they sure get up for the Bombers).. but don't sell Montreal short...there's still a lot of talent on that club...and they still have one of the most solid qbs. in the league in A.C....we'll see what they can do against the leos...will be interesting.... :roll:
....the win over the stamps was against an effective red and white, not the bungling keystone cop version, so don't discount that W for the als......remember, they had to come back from a deficit to win that one and did so IMO in a earned manner...sorry, but I don't see then as push overs this year by any means....
winnipegs secondary is far from terrible, when your missing seventy five percent of your starters for most of the season the same thing would happen to any team... the last couple of game we had 2 starters back(malbrough was injured yet again in the second quarter against the argos) and weve held both teams to under 250 yards which granted includes rocky butler and an extremely injured buck pierce. but, BC is still a tough team nonetheless, and butler passed for 300 yards against sask... we held him to around 150 yards passing.... see what one starter can do for you? imagine the rest.... our best DB should be back for LDC... i sure hope bolden comes back soon so we can dump off malbrough before the deadline
may sound cruel but im sick of his injury proneness. malbrough also has a huge salary so that would take out most of boldens.
montreal is a hot team right now.... and when bishop comes back the argos wont be slouches either.... things will really start to tighten up in the east..
montreal, i think is easily the fourth best team in the league at this moment. to win back to back against toronto is a good accomplishment... to win against any team back to back is a good accomplishment.... especially against that defence.
Watching TSN, the talk of the East is how good Winnipeg is, and how good Milt and Roberts is.
Ya, so Montreal hasn't really beaten a winning team yet. Are they not as good because they won games they were suppose to win?
You said it, Winnipeg had Montreal's number. You're right, one game wasn't close, while the other came down to the final gun.
From the beginning of the season, Montreal was working a NEW Offence. When you're use to doing one strategy for the 8 years, then you got to do something new, it takes time to be effective.
I'll go back to a math example I used. In Grade 4 you learn your multiplications, and you're successful. The next year, in Grade 5, you learn division, now the 2 processes are similar, but not the same. You expect to make mistakes, and you do make mistakes. But eventually things come together, much like this Als' Offence. These past games, the Offence has been moving the ball, and Calvillo seems to be putting up the same numbers he used too.
The Als are by far no powerhouse like they use too. But no one in the CFL is this season. For a team to have a team's number, is only normal. Bottom line, Montreal and Winnipeg are stuck with the same amount of wins. Call Winnipeg good, and Montreal over-rated if you want.
I was actually going to say Montreal is a sleeper. With everyone gushing over Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, not much attention has been given to Montreal, the team that's been to the GC 4 of the last 5 years.
Nah, I'm not buying it... The Als are not going to continue to win, they are giving away points to teams with poor records, and their red zone production is lousy. I don't have confidence in their coaching or the playcalling. They'll fall behind TO after Bishop returns with his aerial circus.
Yes they have, and at 2-6 I don't see the Argos catching up....funny how all the Argo fans now see Michael Bishop as the saviour. Wasn't too long ago that he was the QB commonly referred to as the guy who had everything except a clue. If he returns and falls flat on his face, I can see Hamilton, bad as they have been, ending up in 3rd place.
Bottom line they put 26 and 29 points on a healthy Toronto defense in back to back games. The next best effort against TO was BC with 24 points.
2 points is 2 points what's the point of beating BC and then getting routed by Hamilton? or Edmonton...Winnipeg better get the By because if they have to play TO,Hamilton or Edmonton in the semi it could be same old, same old for Winnipeg.
I also think the Als non import depth is getting back up there. With Desriveaux, Desjardins,Spencer,Bourke and Carter all first year players.This will come into play as the season progresses.
Yeah, our D is quietly putting together a very impressive season. And it's even more impressive given the personnel we've been missing:
Tim Strickland: SAM linebacker, defensive captain (missed 4games)
Davis Sanchez: starting corner, leader of the secondary
We've been without the leader of our secondary and our defensive captain for many games now and haven't missed a beat. I don't think Chris Jones is getting enough credit as a coach. I also don't think Jim Popp is getting enough credit for assembling this squad.