So today didnt go to bad, wasnt an exciting game, but ill take the win.
I do have a issue with the offense. I find it frustrating how teams can beat down the Roughriders 40-3 and all we can manage is a 17-1 win with only ONE offensive touchdown. Messam was the only standout on offense that we had today, and without him, im sure it wouldnt have been a easy victory or even a win. We seemed to do a little better job with balancing the Passing and Running game. However, Ray looked like a highschool QB and the offensive line... well, they've been garbage most of the year. My point is that the offense seems to be regressing from the beginning of that 5-0 start. Thats whats bothering me, Ray looks like a guy pulled out from retirement, the oline is average on their best days and usually only on run blocking, their pass blocking has crumbled to nothing, and somebody find a new OT. Tyler (#54) had around 3-4 procedure calls. I find it hard to buy that even though unexperianced and somewhat young, that a professional OL has to take the amount of penalties that they do, especially against a sub par pass rushing team. The Eskimos offense as a whole needs to step it up already or we will lose the first game of the post season.
As for the Defense, if they didnt play like they did today, im sure we would have lost, I think i counted 3 INTS? Maybe 4? DBs were quite impressive today, there were some hard hits and our Pass Rush looked amazing tonight even when only rushing 3 men! Hopefully they keep playing like tonight, for the rest of the season cause we sure need them too!
A+ for the Defense