So Calgary removed Montreal from the ranks of the unbeaten, and did it with a superior pass attack! Believe it. Joffrey was actually inneffective in this game, although frankly I think the Stamps were going to the well FAR too often by using the same draw play from the gun which Montreal was looking for all the time. We still need to be more creative with the running attack, a straight handoff or a counter would have had the Montreal front seven at least a little bit confused about where Joffrey might be going, so that when they do call the draw play off the gun maybe there aren't three guys in the middle waiting for him.
Nonetheless, awesome game.. definitely most exciting game of the year so far. Wow.
From a diehard Als fan, congratulations to your Stamps; you came prepared, you played hard, you did not quit, and you are full measure for your victory. Most entertaining game I've watched this year so far; Grey Cup preview, perhaps?
Well Madjack, It was an entertaining game and the one I had to miss but I got to see it later. Do not take anything from the Als they deserve the utmost respect. The Stamps are slowly getting their game back and I was hoping after the tune up with the riders that they would not come to this game flat. They came in and worked hard to grind out the win. Now the question can they do this again. I am unsure with this break and really I was hoping for a split on the games. Good luck next time.
That was a highly entertaining game. Montreal is obviously a highly skilled team.
The difference between this game, and many other Stamps game this year are the mistakes, or lack there of. The Stamps needed to play mistake free football to win. Zero interceptions, 70% completion rate, not taking too many penalties. Henry Burris was effective moving the ball. He seemed to have time to make several reads, and get the ball downfield. On the rare occassion that he did have pressure, he did not try to force the ball downfiled and throw a pick. Copeland looked great against his former team, nice to see him bounce back after a couple poor outings.
If that same Stamps team shows up for the rest of the year, it should be one heck of a second half.
You might not, but the league did. I don't know if you recall but Henry was offensive player of the week.. not AC. What you're not taking into account is 2 TDs and 0 INTS, plus 60 yards rushing.. vs. AC's 1 TD and 0 INTs and no yards rushing. Superior passing attack.