The Prairie Dogs from the "crotch of the country" spoiled the party. Somebody forgot to tell them we were supposed to win. The Lions (the mountains, not the team) definitely looked majestic on TV, much more West Coast than the sterile walls of BC Place Stadium. But concrete will be more comfortable during the predictably depressing downpours of October and November. Next year we'll have both, which is nice... Kudos to the commie counsel for allowing the Canadian Air Force to beat up the field at 7:05 precisely. Aaa luves F-18s....
Ditto the Commish's remarks about Empire Field: 'If we can build a 27,000 seat temp stadium in under 120 days for 15 million loons, what is preventing Halifax from adding more seating to their stadium? Maybe more Maritimers should vote Tory...
We should be better on both sides of the ball when Sherko and the Williams twins —sounds like a sitcom—get healthy. Tough seeing Printers/Lulay run for their lives. As bad as it was to watch our offensive line get shredded, our rookie linemen learned a lesson by getting lit up by superior competition. Hard to score points when the Greenies had the ball for 10 minutes more than us. A few highlights on offence: Jamal Robertson was solid, if unspectacular, with over five yards a carry, a catch and no fumbles against a tough front seven. Lulay looked poised, more so than Printers. (Read my lips: I'm NOT trying to start a QB controversy...yet.) Special teams were solid, except for one 20 yard punt return. Certainly there are positives to build on for next week.
Memo to Jacques Chapdelaine: Ever heard of draws and screens, to slow down the pass rush? Sacrebleu!
I hate seeing more key guys go down early. Are Casey Printers, Anton Mackenzie, O'Neal Wilson and Paris Jackson all question marks for next week's tilt against les Alouettes? Time will tell.
No bright lights this week on defence, a surprise given last week's solid outing. Mike Benevides's group needs to rebound with a good performance against Cavillo, whose protection looks questionable at times with Brian Chou now retired.
It's a long season and the new-look hoggies should improve as the season progresses. At least we're better than the Eskiblows so, like Wally says, lets not push the panic button...yet.
Dooger out. :cowboy: