(THIS IS JUST MY OPPINION)
Alright, now at first after hearing that Tee Martin was going to start the just played home game against the Eskies I was kinda pumped because Martin was supposed to be good. Everyone spoke highly of him and made him seem like a savior, but after this game, thinking that the game in Saskatchewan was a fluke, this game woke me upâ€¦…THE BLUE BOMBERS SUCKâ€¦.I didnâ€™t want to think it at first but itâ€™s true and Iâ€™ll give you some reasons why. (I am still a Bomber fan through and through, but I canâ€™t stand what theyâ€™ve become, even if they are in construction.)
First of all watching the offense play hurts my eyes so very badly, the quarterbacks donâ€™t know how to throw the ball and the receivers either canâ€™t get open or donâ€™t hustle their way and run their route. Now thatâ€™s not the only problem because then thereâ€™s the other fact of the shotty offensive line that makes me wanna puke. They canâ€™t hold back the opposing teamâ€™s defensive line and when they are supposed to create a line for Charles Roberts the line crumbles and becomes an instant tomb for him. Now the play calling seems not to be the problem, it seems to be more of laziness and awful playing. They are supposed to be professionals, but after looking at them they look more like the junior varsity high school football team. Though some stepped up and did their job correctly like Joe Flemming, Jamie Stoddard and Charles Roberts.
Next are the problems of the defense, but thankfully there were fewer problems in this area. The defensive line is solid with Doug Brown and Tom Canada on the ends; they put good pressure on Ricky Ray taking him down a couple of times. But they can only do so much, the secondary needs to be on their toes to, but obviously they would rather sit in the park playing with the dandelions. They left the receivers wide open and seemed to respect the former Grey Cup team a little more than they should have. They were left wide open for most of the time, allowing Hervey and others to begin a slaughter against the bombers. One of the only men that I can give props to would be Wes Lysack who did his job in playing safety. Way to go Wes, maybe you can explain to the rest of the secondary what their job is and how to do it. They may mostly be rookies but I think that after the whooping that they took from the Riders that they would learn to be better and not worse.
The game wasnâ€™t all just falling apart for the Blue Bombers, their special teams assignments were well executed by the players. Especially a man by the name of Boyd Barrett who ran right though the return teams blockers and by the time that the kick returner could look up after catching the ball, Barrett was right there in his face ready to try to tackle him. If there is anyone on the team that day that deserved to be the BOMBER star of the game it would have to be him.
Next would have to be the serious lack of coaching by Jim Daley. He stands quietly and idly by while the bombers get picked apart, heâ€™s probably wondering if Dave Richey needs an assistant down in BC. In the post game on CJOB he constantly said what he has said for the last couple of weeks that they are rebuilding the team and itâ€™s not going to come easy. But doesnâ€™t rebuilding usually incorporate a tiny bit of improvement? I saw nothing more than a ravaging animal, which was played by the Eskimos rip apart, chew and spit out a little piece of meat that was the bombers. Daley needs to step up and take major charge of the team, start voicing how he feels, if heâ€™s angry yell, heâ€™s got to get his point across and psyche up the team. I thought that even though his coaching job for the Riders would prove evident and that he could take us to the show again (for the team). But I think that even after two games and going 0-2 in those games, maybe somethingâ€™s not going right in the â€œdirectionalâ€? area if you see what I mean.
Lastly late in the game Davis Sanchez nailed Milt Stegall a bit pre-maturely and knocking him in the back of the head. Stegall hit the turf face down and didnâ€™t move until the trainers proceeded to run out to see what was wrong. From what happened I would think that he has a concussion. But Sanchez nailing Stegall before he even had the ball kinda peeves me a bit, and whatâ€™s even worse is that they didnâ€™t even call the penalty. Maybe itâ€™s just me, but there were about 22, 000 people in the stands that saw the call yet not even one of the officials on the field saw it. They even played it for maybe 5-6 times while Stegall was lying on the turf. I donâ€™t understand that even with all of those officials out there they still canâ€™t call the right penalties and see obvious infractions out on the field. The sooner that they bring video revues into the league the better, for example, well that exact play of Sanchez nailing Stegall, but also all the times that Patrick Kabongo was holding and the infractions were never called.
Again this is just my call and I donâ€™t mean to offend anyone who thinks differently and please donâ€™t attack me for thinking differently either.