We are 3-5. To finish with a winning record and make all these offseason changes justifiable we would have to finish 7-3. And that is only 10-8 -- barely winning. A 6-4 finish would place us right back where we've been for the past three years, albeit one regular season win better than last season.
5-5 finish: 8-10 losing season
4-6 or even worse 3-7 finish -- in between which is what we are on pace for right now: dreadful 7-11 or 6-12 finish
My prediction for the rest of the season:
- split home and home with Argos: 1-1
- lose to Edmonton, win against Winnipeg, 2-2
- another game against Montreal, this time at home. A win 3-2. We are now 6-7
- another loss to Edmonton, then in BC. 3-4, 6-9 overall
- win against Calgary, lose to a desperate Winnipeg team, and again against the Argos. 7-11 overall
I hate to spread the negativity but until our defence steps up we won't be winning to many games. I don't mean just "play better" either. We need sacks, turnovers, and less than 25 points scored. There are games coming up that will be played in cold, possibly bad weather, and we have seen that our offence has not been able to produce enough to bail the team out every week. In the playoffs it's the same story, but one or two defensive miscues could mean the game, even if the offence performs well. I really hope I'm wrong, and I very well could be, because we've lost some very close games. A field goal to BC, two blown second halves to Calgary and Winnipeg, a last second field goal to Montreal. A few more points scored and we could be 7-1. But that's all would've, could've, should've. You just can't expect your offence to bail you out on every close high-scoring affair. And that's why we are where we are. If the defence could just place decently, and keep a few games low scoring, we could be a great team. But at this point in the season we're in the bottom three. 3-5. Just struggling to make it to .500 -- once again.