Yes, it is a very good chance that the Eskimos go 0-2 to start the season. Conceivably they can go 0-3, maybe 0-4, maybe.
But being 0-2, does not call for the dismissal of the Head Coach. There are many factors that contributed to that poor showing and possibly another one.
Nugent was poor at safety, which is why Robertson rushed for 168yds. An unblocked free safety is supposed to make open field tackles to prevent a touchdown or long run. Remember, Nugent was at linebacker all of camp and pre-season games. Losing Elliott Richardsonto an injury in pre-season forced them to put a linebacker at safety or they could of played an unproven rookie in the home opener. Either way, coach hall can't win because you guys will crucify him for putting in a rookie or a vet linebacker.
Ricky Ray drove the ball down the Lions throat on the opening drive. All the way to the 1 yard line. 1st and goal on the 1yd, is supposed to be a TD!!! 2 penalties later, a sack and fumble, and this team gets NO POINTS at all. I dont think many teams could recover from such a blow. Remember the o-line is playing without its leader, Fiacconi due to injury, which explains why they sucked the whole night!
Defensive End Peach gets hurt in the 1st quarter, and again they must jumble the roster due to an injury.
Dont forget about defensive leader Dario Romero who is injuried as well.
These are 4 critical players that the Eskimos are depending on for the season, and to play without them, does not surprise me that they lost.
A statement game, YES, end of the world if they lose, NO. They will be ok, I am not so quick to throw them under the bus, just yet. It is a long season. Give them a chance to get at least 1/3 of the way through before calling for coaches head!
Yeah, I know, some of you wont like what I said, what else is new! :rockin: