First off , I would like to state that I am in mourning interspersed with embarrassment, disappointment, disgust and anger. I have a headache after this debacle.
Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles. It's also sometimes used to remove the pre-cancerous growths called keratoses.
Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of offenses and defenses left scarred by interceptions,sacks, inability to open holes for your RB, concussed Qbs, no kick return game, no pass rush, undersized dbs, overconfidence or inflated ego and to smooth out ineffective unimaginative play calling. It's also sometimes used to remove the pre-existing cancerous offensive schemes.
The Bombers really need a new skincare regime after back to back games with the Riders. These games exposed every pimple on this team's offense and defense moreso than any games this season thus far. Any amount of Clearsil to hide the blemishes on this team has long since worn off and dermabrasion may be the only solution. Where is a good dermatologist when you need them?
Let's address the scarring left after 10 games. Since most of you have adressed or are aware of the obvious issues let's dig a little deeper.
Yes, the offense is at or near the bottom with the Argos. Lapo has stated he is running an offense that is somewhat similar to the offense he ran in Sask. So given the talent at each postion, are the Bombers more, less or equal to the talent that Sask had and now has or his coaching the weak link. If the players here in Wpg are less than the Riders then we need different ones, if they're better than we may need better coaching and if they're equal than maybe we need smarter players since if physically they measue up perhaps their football IQs don't.
In this past off season defensive co-ordinator Tim Burke and Bombers linebackers coach Casey Creehan, thru Joe Mack's connections had the opportunity to visit with Packers Dom Capers and discuss ways to use Odell Willis as a jack linebacker/DE similar to how Clay Matthews is used by the Packers. Well, you know perhaps another phone call is in order to figure out a way to offset the schemes offenses have been using to neuter Willis's effectiveness. Last time I looked the BC Lions were closing in on our sack totals for the season and personally I don't think the rest of the league is thinking that the Bombers Dline is the most difficult to play against regardless of what the stats say. Ditto for the dbs. What happened to the aggressive bump and run strategy that we heard was going to employed more by the Bomber secondary this season? Or has the diminutive size of our Dbs being exposed as we face better and bigger receiving corps around the league. Again when you look at each game regardless of their current 7-3 record the Bombers pass defense has been at times more porous than impermeable. The injury to Dorian Smith has been noticeable as the inside tackles (with all due respect to Doug Brown) have not shown much push to the Qb. And with the apparent loss of JoLo for an unspecified number of games the defensive middle of the Dline now looks like the soft underbelly of someone on the Biggest Loser.
Speaking of soft underbellies, take a look at that Oline. The only thing you can say is "Oh!!!" Douglas or January take your pick and sit one down and let Kelly Butler in at tackle. He may not prove to be an upgrade but at least Buck will have a different melon to look up at when he gets thrown to ground and tossed about like a lion bringing down an antelope and ripping it to shreds. As for the rest of them they need a wakeup call too but being Canadian acts like a forcefield to some extent in this league. The Oline is being asked to protect the Qb (debateable at best) and hence they seem to lack the skill set to open holes for the run game. Put Jeffers Harris back in the game and see if both his speed and pass catching have improved since being dropped from the playing roster. At least his bigger body is more effective in blocking schemes and he's a harder guy to tackle than Denmark.
At this point in the season this team is not good enough to continue past the first round of playoffs and maybe even the regular season if they don't get their act together. That goes for the coaches, GM and the players.
So, what time was that appointment with the dermatologist again?