Because we are pretty injured going into the opener, minus our star slotback, feature back, starting fullback, no. 2 quarterback, and starting safety. When you have that many injuries at key positions, it's only natural to wonder if the team can hold it together.
You're right. It is something to be concerned about, but I think everyone makes the worst of it. In my opinion, it isn't the end of the world, and think we can beat the Ti-Cats, even the Lions with the guys we have right now. Brady is out, hey he's good. But after the Pre-Season, big deal. McPherson and Banks played great. If A.C gets pulled for whatever reason, these 2 are capable of moving the ball as well.
Diedrick is nothing, has done nothing since he got here, and is only on the roster because he's a Canadian who can play special teams.
Diedrick probably never done anything since he got here, probably because he doesn't even played. When he get's in, he does do good things. He makes good blocks and rips off 5 yard runs. That's enough for me.
I'm pretty sure Richardson is also injured. Deslauriers has proven nothing to me yet.
Really? I think Deslauriers is awesome. He uses his size well, and has great hands. He's a bigger version of Cahoon. Instead of dancing around the tackler, he does it the old fashion way, and lowers the shoulders and helmet. You get more yards that way, and always wins the jump balls because of the size matchup. Trestman is also working with specific type of formations and routes to exploit his size and use it to our advantage.
It's one thing to stop the run against a team like Toronto, who haven't run the ball successfully for years. It's another to do it against Lumsden, the best running back in the league, with an unproven D-line and a featherweight MLB.
These are perfectly legitimate concerns, Ryooon.
Lumsden is the man in Hamilton. But HE CAN BE STOPPED. He isn't a God.