DB Ty Cranston (from Practice Roster)
QB Vernon Adams (from 6-game Injured List)
Dondre Wright (to 6-game Injured List)
Tyrell Sutton (traded to BC)
Earlier in the week John Lu reported that Als were practicing with 6 OL. Reasoning was to both protect the QB better as well as having one less making receiver to make passing more familiar for Johnny Manziel who is used to one fewer player. Since Chris Jones will sometimes only rush 3, there could be times where the Als look bad when no receiver is open and Manziel still gets sacked.
I think by now we have all figured that considering this offense as a whole, nobody is going to throw 30 passes in a game. Whoever is the QB will throw relatively low risk passes and end up around 200's in passing yards.
In the US, the game will be broadcast on ESPN2. This is the 2nd to last regular season broadcast on tv. The last contest to be aired this season is also an Als game. All the other remaining regular season games are on ESPN+.
Lavoie lined up in protection a few times right next to Jamieson last game, especially in the second half. The Bombers still managed to generate pressure on some plays. When Manziel did have time, it looked like all the receivers were covered, because he would hold onto the ball too long.
One thing Manziel can improve upon, is getting rid of the ball if no one is open. He held onto it far too long many times last game.
To even throw a ball away you need to have the time to do it so you don’t throw an interception … on the one before Bede’s 548th illegal kick of the season JM made the mistake of stepping up into the pocket that was collapsing … thereafter he never had a chnace IMO to safely throw it away
Refs blow a call and Als are forced to use their only challenge to correct it … perhaps if you are right on your first challenge you should have a second … somewhat offsets this type of situation without encouraging useless challenges.