Saskatchewan Roughriders- As explained in my quarterback rankings, the Riders are led by the best in the CFL. Over 400 yards passing again this week on the road but most important cool, calm and collective leadership down the stretch unlike the leadership shown by other starting qbs this week ( A.C. the only exception). A tremendous come from behind win again on the road. The Riders are in first because they have beaten both Montreal and Calgary and are the most resilient team with best QBack whose name is D D. Brilliant coaching by Coach Miller too! :cowboy: :thup:
Montreal Alouettes- Another resilient team with an outstanding quarterback. It is obvious MOntreal and Calgary deserve to be in the Grey Cup again this year. Coming back on the road with great and timely throws, the Als are back to a close number 2 in the rankings. :thup: :thup: :thup: :rockin:
Calgary Stamps- Only their win-loss record keeps them this high in the rankings! Wow- ugly Henry rears his head. Too short throws, too long throws, fumbles and other mishaps. Henry and Casey must have gone to the same quarterback school!!! The Stamps defence did everythng they needed to win but the offence disappeared. Odd to hear Stamps fans booing the first place team in the west yet who could blame them on this performance. Most are now convinced the Stamps are a BIG QUESTION MARK now as to how good they are. Their confidence must be shattered- big coaches' job to get it back. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :thdn:
Tough call to pick a fourth place team but despite the loss I go with Hamilton Tiger Cats- The Ti-Cats seem competitive with anybody and got killed by the turnovers this weekend. Good qb., running back and receiving corps. Defence is suceptible to the long ball but who isn't in the CFL this year!! Big test next week to see if they can bounce back. What was Kevin Glenn thinking on that last pass after engineering a brilliant drive down the field to be in position for the tie. A qb cannot throw to a spot very often in the endzone- it is read the defence then throw please. :?
B.C. Lions- The top of the have nots this week. Credit to the Lions specialty teams ( kick returner is the most exciting in the league right now),and McCallum ) Their offence did nothing yet they beat the Stamps in Calgary - AMAZING but not encouraging because the offence still looks stagnant. Again, credit for the win but, like Toronto, they will not win games with special teams aloneand interceptions alone. Honestly, if you are a Lions fan are you confident that the offence will score enough points to win any game on its own??? I don't think so. Casey Who????????????? :? :? :? :?
Winnipeg Blue-Bombers- Heartbreaking loss to the mighty Als at home. The pieces are there but never the results. How long will the troops remain non-discouraged. Coach LaPolice needs an inspirational drug to give to the guys to continue to give full efforts and concentration despite the losses. :? :? :?
Edmonton Eskimos- Hooray- finally the Esks cannot be laughed at. Ricky Ray is too good a qb. for the losses to continue and was the difference in the game vs. Cleo Lemon. Great crowd in Moncton- Congrats to the esks and the East Coasters - bring on expansion to the Maritimes. :thup: :rockin:
Toronto Argos- The truth has caught up to the lowly Argos. They are lousy on offence maybe horrible is a better word. Their defence cannot win every game. Who would you pick in a game between the ARgos and Hamilton or Winnipeg. I would pick the bombers / ti-cats and since they lost to Edmonton that is why they honour the basement of the Turkey Rankings this week. :thdn: :thdn: :thdn: :thdn: :thdn: :oops:
... correction not a Freudian slip-- # 2 - ... should READ it is obvious MONTEAL AND SASKATCHEWAN SHOULD BE IN THE gREY CUP THIS YEAR!
.. TOO MUCH TURKEYHOOTCH LAST NIGHT CELEBRATING THE WIN!!
I might post reasoning later but for now:
BC, Hamilton, and Winnipeg are all very interchangable.
Winnipeg and Toronto should exchange their records based on their play this year. No way is Toronto a .500 team, and no way the Bombers should be 3-9.
Turkeybrain- be forewarned Thanksgiving is coming up. Your logic migght get cut off at the neck :lol:
rankings should be=
Saskatchewan - I think the Banjo Bowl may have woken the sleeping giant. This week no one is even close to this team.
Montreal - WOW. Best of the rest but thats not saying much. They gave up 40 points and almost lost to WINNIPEG? If they keep playing like this their Grey Cup dreams will be just that…dreams.
Hamilton - Almost beat the best team in the league. They were as much responsible for the loss as the Roughies.
Calgary - Should be first, but when you embarass yourself as thoroughly as the Stamps did Saturday you have to consider yourself lucky to be in the top half of the rankings.
BC - When you embarass the hottest and best team in the league that completely you deserve some respect.
Winnipeg - Not quite enough but a solid offensive effort against Montreal shows they won’t roll over in the playoff hunt.
Toronto - They could give lessons on how to lose a game you should win by taking the field.
Edmonton - Defense handed them the game and the offense did everything in its power to give it back to a lacklustre Argo team. They should be at least 12th, there has to be at least 4 CIS teams that can beat this team on a bad day.
I would rank them this way:
- Montreal-- they are a powerhouse with Calvillo, and above average without him
- Calgary-- not a good time to go cold.. and back to back against Montreal next two weeks
- Sask-- offence back on track, need to improve special teams
- Hamilton-- best of the worst, worst of the best.. take your pick
- Toronto- they are here for now... could drop fast
- Winnipeg-- tough team to read, look good one week, horrible the next
- BC- offence is still pathetic, Printers can't hold the football to save his life
- Edmonton-- beat the Argos, but until they put together consistent performances, will stay here.
Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but Montreal a powerhouse? Have to disagree. Since Calvillo got hurt they have shown they are vulnerable in all aspects of the game and teams are starting to take advantage of that. I don’t think Winnipeg would have put up 40 points against their defense a month ago. This team needs to get their act together or their last win this year will be in the regular season.
Personally I don’t see any powerhouse in the league which should make the next 2 months very interesting.
Every team has a bad game, the difference here is the Als had a bad game and won despite of it.
I think that's the sign of a winning team.
Agree with you over the long haul but we are talking about week to week rankings. On that level I don't agree with calling a team that gave up 40 points to a team tied for the worst record in the league (which has only been done twice in a losing cause this season) and almost lost the game a powerhouse. A powerhouse is a team that strolls effortlessly through the season like a team that stepped down from a superior division and looks unbeatable to at least the majority of the league. I don't see anybody that fits that label in the league this year. Calgary, Saskatchewan and Montreal have all looked at times like they want to be the best but none have been able to distance themselves from the other two.
Calgary had a dud game, but they've still won 9 thus far, they deserve to be below Montreal for the first time in a long while, but they have done enough to warrant 2nd spot still.
[ol]- Calgary: One home loss doesn't mean they're suddenly garbage. Calgary is just going through a midseason lull. Like any good contender, they will snap of it shortly.
- Saskatchewan: Back-to-back shootout wins have the team rolling again, but the defense's inability to stop any team not named the Blue Bombers is cause for concern. And what is it with those too-many-men penalties anyway? :lol:
- Montreal: Needed fourth-quarter heroics to pull out a win against Winnipeg on the road. On the bright side, the offense looks to be peaking at the right time and they currently own the league's longest win streak (3).
- Hamilton: While Kevin Glenn is one of the top QBs in the league from a statistical point of view, the team can't move up higher in either the standings or the power rankings until they learn to win close games consistently. Ball security wouldn't hurt either (Cobb, I'm looking at you).
- BC: On one level, it's impressive to roll into McMahon Stadium and hand the Stamps a resounding loss. On another level, the fact that the game was even close speaks to the ineptitude of the Lions' offense, which seems to delight in coming up with creative new ways to squander RZ opportunities. The D isn't going to play lights-out like that every game.
- Winnipeg: When you take a lead into the fourth quarter and then produce two punts, two interceptions, and a turnover on downs in the final 15 minutes, you don't know how to close out football games. The Richardson 'non-fumble' was a dagger, and remains a black mark on the league, but the reality is that the Bombers had plenty of opportunities to put the game away before and after that play, and they simply failed to do so.
- Edmonton: Won because the other team apparently wanted it less. Still no proof that this team will do anything but set up shop in the West Division basement.
- Toronto: How does your team throw SIX interceptions in one game? Barker's decision to strip his roster of experienced CFL QBs looks more questionable now than ever.[/ol]
I don't know about Calgary snapping out of anything shortly. Calgary could very easily have their losing streak go 5 games. I expect after the Calgary /Sask game in 3 weeks that Sask will be up by at least one game, if not two, in the West standings.
Montreal- The team is definitly the better 9 and 3 football club. They should win both of the home and home against a Calgary team who everyone knew would start their downwards slid towards the end of the season.
Saskatchewan- Saskatchewans offense is going back to what got them into the Grey Cup a season ago- Bagg, Fantuz, and Dressler. Fantuz had a breakout game 2 weeks ago, and a not bad game this week. Both Bagg and Dressler I believe were over a hundred yards. The Dressler catch before half time was the game breaker.
Calgary- Only here because no other team in the league deserves number three. They are crashing and burning. Losing to BC at home was a disgrace, and I fully expect the stamps to continue their yearly slide into the playoffs.
Hamilton- Still a good football team. I fully expect they will turn it around, and should take second with a diving Argo team.
Winnipeg- Will more than likely take the cross over, and both of the upcoming games against BC.
BC- Managed to knock off the Stampeders. That isnt really much of an accomplishment because as we all know Calgary will stumble into the playoffs. They may make the Western final, but will no doubt get taken to the glue factory in that game.
Toronto- Not at the bottom simply because of their record. They are going into a home and home against the Riders. If they lose this weekend, look out.
Edmonton- Still the crapper of the league. Eric Tillman was a step in the right direction, but are still some time away from being a contender.
Good job turkey. It is obvious to me also. :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:
poor turkey needs to check his Montreal comments :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thup:
17 points off of turnovers lost the game for the Cats.Had the worked on ball security they would’ve beaten a top 3 team.And they lost by 1 point to the #1 team in the CFL in week 2.Sooner rather than later this team’s going to break loose and start dominating.I hope :lol:
Why? Sure, their offense messed the bed this week, and the defense messed the bed the week before. But look around the league tell me which team hasn't gone through its ups and downs on either side of the ball. Saskatchewan came out and got embarrassed in the Banjo Bowl, and since then have gone on a two-game winning streak. I wouldn't be so quick to write Calgary off. They are still a very talented team with the league's best O-line and running back and an elite-level defense.
I agree with discipline on this one, though this week I think they'll give the Al's a run for their money but winning will not happen on this occasion.Stamps have a rock solid team all around.
For what it's worth, I expect Calgary to take this week's game, and for Montreal to successfully defend its home turf the following week. I simply can't see Hufnagel letting the Stamps lose two straight at home, not after the Lions embarrassed them last week in front of their home crowd.
I don't know, I just can't see the Stamps winning against Montreal or the Riders.