Week 15 CFL picks
Perry Lefko October 9, 2009
Winnipeg (5-8) at Hamilton (6-7):
Yes, the Bombers are on a roll. They have found some life on offence
to help the defence, which has been solid for most of the year.
Michael Bishop is starting to emerge as a leader
on the team and he has some decent receivers now,
notwithstanding they are still dropping balls.
But the Tiger-Cats' defence is strong, much better than
the one the Bombers faced last week against Edmonton.
I'd like to see Winnipeg try to run the ball with Fred Reid.
The Ticats have run hot and cold the last few weeks,
but are now on a two-game slide. This is gut-check time.
Quarterback Quinton Porter needs to be more in control of the situation.
I like when he runs the ball, but it's his passing that is the issue.
And what has become of DeAndre' Cobb?
The Cats need to get that running game going
to alleviate the pressure on the passing game.
We recall the last time these teams met
and how Kevin Glenn proved to be
the hero against his former team.
I wouldn't be surprised if Glenn is in the game again.
The difference is, the Bombers are a much improved team
from the one the Cats played in Steeltown weeks ago
and Hamilton seems to have hit a bump in the road.
The key here could be the kicking game.
Winnipeg is solid with punter Mike Renaud and kicker
Alexis Serna, who has rebounded big time from last year.
Something is amiss with punter/kicker Nick Setta.
He is either injured or in a terrible mental slump.
Kicking may ultimately make the difference in this game.
Randy has Cats by 6½. Does any team actually win by half a point?
Winner: Winnipeg (hey, the Blue came through for me last week)
Record last week: 3-1
Record to date: 35-17 (best in the land).
Record picking Winnipeg: Not bad of late.