Very interesting game i must say considering the score, once again the defense came out with a solid performance and we could have won last week if it wasn'[t for poor play calling and poor QB'ING, 5 Points in the CFL is just not acceptable, plain and simple.
Fast forward to Winnipeg at T.O today (Sunday Aug.2) The defence ONCE AGAIN came out with a solid game, with the exception of fatigue in the final quarter. Shabazz (2 INTS), Perry (2 SACKS), Charlton (8 Taccles) and Macinley had a pick and a forced fumble, shows we have the defense and they are finally Gelling and playing up to expectations with the exception of a couple of sloppy plays and missed tackles in the 4TH QTR, now the offense needs to pick it up!!
As far as i can see, Bishop had a pretty good game, despite minimum practice and limited time to read the playbook, Kelly mentioned he wanted to throw the ball more (his reason for picking up Bishop) if he can turn it up a few notches once he knows the playbook and gets into game shape, we should be alright, anything is better than LeFors the first 4 games. Bishop is the starter and i hope he can get this offense going. Randall is still young and very ripe, in time he will be a solid backup. Rumour has it that the BB'S are still talking with Casey Printers, if that is the case is Kelly's "so called saviour" at QB Stefen Lefors on his way out or will Kelly keep him because he likes the guy? I would hate to see Randall go and Bishop, Printers and Randall make an awesome trio of QB'S, we will wait and see, i liked what i saw from Bishop.
We threw the ball more and the O-Line looked better than last week, which is a plus, we need to get Reid going and mix up the run, play action and throws a little more next week. Edwards had over 100 Yards and one TD, other reciever's seemed to be in space, maybe because Edwards is the go to guy, and if that's the case the other teams will catch on and we need to spread the ball around. I think the offense will slowly develop and Gel through the next couple of games, i am not saying we will be Excellent right away, but respectable, time will tell.
I give credit to Serna for having a better Field Goal Percentage this year, he can be a great kicker if he keeps working hard and gain more leg strength.
We are one win out of 2ND PLACE and this is the CFL, so i feel there is no need to panic. I also feel that Hamilton will start slipping again and T.O as well, i have some more confidence in this group than the last four games.