Wally has always been good at pulling a rabbit out of a hat when we needed it. Last year he had a guy on the practice roster who never even got in a game (except pre-season) named Isi Sofele, who seemed like a very elusive scat back. This year its Antolin who struggled with poor run blocking in Hamilton but lit it up at home to the TwoColours a week later.
I heard a lot of people slagging on Kevin Glenn, even did it myself at times. But the more I think about it, he really has had only three or four games this year where we saw pretty good run blocking and pass protection. Now that we have that stabilized somewhat we can do a better evaluation of KG for next year. And of course Lulay is a huge question mark going forward. So a priority in the off season has to be finding another Lulay type via the free agent camps: cerebral, mobile, great leader, at least 6'2" and 210 pounds.
The difference last week was vastly improved play along the offensive line, plus another tremendous effort by the defence and a pretty good night on special teams except for the return game that has been pretty dismal all year. There's reason for believe that the hoggies could also do better against the final three opponents we face: away to the Bombers, away to the Eskimos and back home to play in a mean nothing game for the Stamps. I think BC should win at least two of the remaining three. They only need one more win to pretty much close out one of those teams currently sitting at six wins in the eastern conference.
While we shouldn't take too much out of the very entertaining beat down against Ottawa, certainly the boys got some of their confidence back and had a week to nurse a bunch of minor injuries, clear their heads and get focused for the rest of the stretch drive.
Given the Bombers loss yesterday at home to Calgary and today's tilt in Saskatchewan against the Eskies, that will pretty much doom the Bombers to fifth in the west and determine whether we have a chance at third in the west or have to go east to play whoever finishes second in that tightly packed eastern conference.
Given how closely we competed against Toronto and Hamilton recently, albeit in a pair of losses, I think there are reasons to believe we can prevail in an eastern semi final against any of the three teams who have playoff hopes. After that, who know?
By the way, Nick Grigsby just got released by the Bombers. Why not bring him in and see if we couldn't maybe do something with a two back set; you know, Grigsby pounding it inside and Antolin rushing off tackle and catching it in the flat.
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