#2 has been dealt with; but as we saw with bombers it magnifies use of early challenges - leaving yourself hi 'n dry if another situation pops. Winnipeg won the challenge but it was on an obvious missed call by an obviously poorly-trained official.
#1 - other than rigging games Rambrosie has no teeth in the imbalanced divisions.
Lots of scrambling goin' on behind the scenes particurly in Toronto & Hamilton; suspect main subject is one James Franklin. In normal times bidding wars would be on - and the Esks could name their prizes (ie. drft picks, strters, etc.) but Edmonton started showing serious wobble in their win over the over-matched puddy cats last nite. Who knows when Reilly (best QB in league) gets whopped. Esks have 14 to 16 guys on injured lists and they're still unbeaten. Most of it is Reilly - so Franklin only gets his chance (either NFL invite or CFL bidding war) when Esks season ends.
[i]Now there you go Lyle. Some bashing and some enthusiasm in the same post!
O'Shea has his faults, and limits. He will never be mentioned in the same conversation with Buono and Don Mathews. But, he has done well the past 2 seasons. Johnny thinks the reason is that he has a decent QB for the first time.
A bonafide quality starting QB will always make the HC (bad or good) look better. [/i]