After watching last night's Montreal -blue team game the East looks like this to me:
Montreal - probably untouchable and in the Grey Cup unless a total disaster occurs
Hamilton, Toronto and Winnipeg - way behind Montreal in just about every category. It could be a tossup who finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th. But unless we get our act together quickly and at least beat Winnipeg I would say we will spend the rest of the season in 4th place.
I hope we can recover from this very bad start to the season, show some consistency and decent play calling and use our talent to its fullest.
Two things bother me:
- before the season began I questioned the fact that we have not tried to improve the quarterbacking. Marcel says he wants consistency but it looks like all we are getting is consistent mediocrity. Bad play calling from Mike Gibson and a weak O line notwithstanding, it looks to me like we have seen all we are going to see from Kevin Glenn and Quinton Porter.....but it's not enough. Glenn is still the best bet as long as he has an O line to protect him and some decent play calling to execute. But we need an up and comer behind him like Travis Lulay who inspires some confidence when he has to step in. I wish they would give Adam Trafalis some more work to see if he has the potential.
- I can't believe Obie has not addressed our offense, which has not improved since last season. Why does he allow it to continue like this? Just look at the offensive plays in last night's game. Montreal and the blue team (and the rest of the league) make us look like a high school team when it comes to play selection. In this area we are just not up to the standard of the rest of the league.
I hope the coaching staff can wake up and come up a competitive game against Saskatchewan. Marcel has come up with far too many excuses for why we lose and either ignores or doesn't believe we have a serious game plan deficiency and no indication of any adjustment to it when it's obviously not working.
I think the Green defence can be had...but not with the kind of offence we have used so far.
I won't be able to see the game on Saturday but I'll be cheering for our guys anyway. :thup: