Both our lines are looking like shambles going into this week's game in Montreal.
Offensive Line :
Van Zeyl appears to be injured again not participating in practice this week.
We will have no legit tackle on right or left going into the game .
We may have to play Okafor and Gibbon at the tackles which is a very scary thought.
Looks like we might be forced to play the import Yarbrough at Guard again ( i hope not as it is a traditional national spot and a waste of an import resource to play him there)
Ok, we have Ciraco at center and Rev at guard which is decent .
Why would we release our starting import tackle after only 1 game. Tate spent most of 2019 with the team and likely took first team reps through all of training camp so he would know the Ticats schemes and offense fairly well.
i thought maybe we let him go to pursue NFL opportunities but it turns out the Argos signed him . Maybe the Argos signed him to get all our elite oline and offensive calls that provided us with 2 tds in 2 games thus far. Not !!! ROTFLMAO
Our Oline moves have been dysfunctional so far this year. The extra week off should have given us time to bring in a cfl veteran OT like Derek Dennis or Coleman or a tough national guard but we really did none of that .
I know we brought in an import lineman but he has no CFL experience.
We need to dress an import Don Jackson or Wes Hills at RB this week as STE is not cutting it especially with this non physical online. So let's pray that Ted Laurent is healthy enough to allow us this much needed upgrade.
I am very very concerned about our Online.
I was never a big Filer fan, but I would welcome him back now and move Ciraco back to Guard to at least strengthen the interior .
Who will play the two tackle spots this week is a scary thought. is it time to give Woodmansey a start at guard or tackle ? My guess is no .
OK , we need Laurent to be healthy and productive mostly for ratio reasons so we can start an additional import offensive weapon.
I am curious what is going on with Je'Gared Davis and his suspension . We are screwed for a pass rush if he doesn't play.
It looks like Wynn has not practiced this week which means Wilson will start at DT. Mauldin isn't practicing either and Howsare has been below average thus far this year . if Davis can't play, then they may have to go with national Mason Bennett or Raheem or Carney.
Overall a very large area of concern right now.
Good news is that it looks likely that Brooks and Adeleke will be returning to their starting spots on defence
Stribling has looked very good replacing Brooks. Keep an eye on Stribling and Lawrence to potentially bump Frankie or Rolle at some point this season as both dbs have looked a bit shakey.
I hope Frey dresses this week as he is a beast on specials and could start at Wil it MLB if needed.
I am guessing that we will at least see Tucker and maybe J. Marshall back in at receiver if only for their experience or one of Papi or Tim White could start as well
It has been a disastrous start of the season and we can ill afford to go ( 0 and 3 ) heading into a back to back versus the much improved Argos.
Seems that Masoli has a rib Injury. I wonder if that played into why we cut j'mar Smith and signed back Watford in case Masoli can't go.
On a positive note:
Like most years, it would have been really tough to come out with a win on the road in hostile and loud Winnipeg or Regina even if we were healthy and playing half decent.
In our big record breaking 15-3 2019 season, we were unbeaten 9-0 at home and thus only 6-3 on the road anyway . It is tough to win on the road especially in those 2 places.