This is an interesting pre-season game because the Als open their season on the road against the Same Bombers.
O'Shea mentioned last night that he's looking for certain matchups, probably to test his linebackers and their running game. Hopefully Popp does not play into this. I'd sit out our starting linebackers and starting defensive linesmen in particular. I don't think there is any point in putting wear and tear on these guys and this will help sort out the secondary and our NI linebacker pecking, and young import defensive linesmen.
Als need a fast start to the season. If it was me. I would not be willing to give up ANYTHING that could be used in week one on the road.
I felt Winnipeg was better than their record last year. A lot like Montreal. They just didn't have the QB to make their offense go after Willy went down. This year they've added a real OC and some good weapons to their offense. At this point I'd rank them 3rd in the West.