I’m surprised that there isn’t a “Who Will Win? Thread yet.
Here are my biased unscientific picks for the weekend.
WINNIPEG WILL WIN if their defense can shut down Williams and Avery and force Damon Allen to hurry his throws. Just like Montreal did in the second half from last week, the Bomber Defense needs to put the pressure on. On Offense, they need to get Charles Roberts going, and when called on their receivers need to hold onto the ball. Brazzel needs to step up and get rid of his “Flakey? handle. Glenn needs to stay healthy!
TORONTO WILL WIN if they can establish a running game with Williams and Avery. The offensive line must give Damon Allen time to find his receivers. On Defense, shut down Roberts, and you force Glenn to make bad decisions. Cover Stegal like BC did and you shut down their offense.
SPORTY’S PICK: WINNIPEG BY 1. (Smelling salts for Papa, I did pick them) There is usually an upset in Playoffs and this is the one. Toronto looks right for the picking, and if Winnipeg follows my Blueprint for success they will squeak it out.
SAKATCHEWAN WILL WIN if they can shut Joffrey Reynolds down. If the Rider defense can pressure Burris into making poor decisions then their experienced secondary can have a few picks. On offense, Kenton Keith must rise up and prove to the doubters that he is a good running back in the CFL
CALGARY WILL WIN if they can mix their run and pass plays, and keep an older Rider defense on the field for long lengths of time. Don’t give up on Reynolds to fast. Copeland had better rise up and start earning his salary, because guys like Rambo and Lewis have out performed him this season. The defense needs to keep constant pressure on Joseph.
SPORTY’S PICK: CALGARY BY 3 I think this will come down to coaching and I think Higgins will out wit and out coach Barrett.
Let the debates begin!