Well......

Was this luck or is this a team that decided to stop f***ing around and kick some ass. Or..........did Ray simply lose this game for the Eskimos? Here we go again, game in hand and we have Cobourne getting pilled on!

Id say it's a little bit of all that. Those two sure touchdown drops allowed the als to get back in the game. I wouldn't say they played spectacularly well but good enough to win with one strong quarter. Im kinda concerned about how our halfbacks have been playing this year. They've been getting burned quite a bit early on even if Brown did get an interception TD today our safety had to make way too many tackles early on and we gave up way too many yards are were somewhat lucky to still be in the game in the 4th quarter

Als didn't quit but that was ugly. I am not normaly critical but there is a lot of issues going on here.

Why the hell did the Als play man against Ray for over a half of football ? Maybe the injury to Proux caused this decision, bad move IMO.

Duval again was brutal. He's all over the place, shanked a kickoff, missed a field goal... some ugly punts early, finally put a couple great kicks late in the game.

Jourdain and Lambert were terrible for 3 quarters.

The positive is the Als are sitting 1-1 the same as last year against those two teams on the road. Maybe the can build on that and go after Printers next week.

Not sure, but it should have been clear after the first half, at least, that Ray was owning our secondary on the deep ball.

Duval again was brutal. He's all over the place, shanked a kickoff, missed a field goal... some ugly punts early, finally put a couple great kicks late in the game.
I don't know what to say at this point, except this: Jim Popp, please do the right thing and sign another kicker to push Duval.
Jourdain and Lambert were terrible for 3 quarters.

The positive is the Als are sitting 1-1 the same as last year against those two teams on the road. Maybe the can build on that and go after Printers next week.


Lambert IMO has been a disappointment at center so far. For a seasoned veteran, I expected him to make a better transition from guard. So far, his blocking calls have been very hit and miss. Jourdain hasn't played well but he's still relatively young and inexperienced, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

It is a positive to be 1-1 after tonight's showing. Now when we lose our umpteenth game in B.C., we can at least go back to Molson Stadium with a win under our belt.

Hey, take the 2 points and run, a wins a win.

Listening to Edmonton radio, they are losing their mind ! They want Ray cut :thdn:

That's idiotic. The guy passed for nearly 350 yards and multiple TDs and they want him cut because Strasser has no red-zone packages? Come on.

They aren't use to having both their teams as bottom feeders over there... They think of themselves as the city of champions...

I'm more concerned with Jim Popp signing over there at the end of the year...

It may have looked ugly, but let's give our guys credit: when opportunities presented themselves (i.e. bad throw decisions by Ray, Edmonton player forgetting he was supposed to be in on a play, etc.) the players took advantage of them. There was no gifting in this game, just tough going and enough "doing the right thing" to get us the 2 points.

We better work the kinks out this week though, BC isn't going to be a pushover. Actually, considering how the first two weeks have gone in the CFL, I don't think any team can be considered a pushover.

DB

I was lucky enough to catch an interview with Coach on the Edmonton post game show and he explained why they went to man defense. He felt they their Zone defense had been exposed during the Saskatchewan game and with the very limited time they had, they chose to go to a man defense and give themselves more flexibility up front to try and get more pressure.

He credited Ray with the perfect passes and expected him to make some plays.

I guess it backfired because the Als started making plays and getting pressure on Ray when they gave started to mix it up.

Its nice to have the coach explain or educate us fans, just too bad it has to be the opposing team's radio that supplies it.

I agree. I have been defending Duval for a long time but man...that was awful. He can't even seem to pin the opposition deep in their zone anymore, either kicking it through the endzone or out of bounds before it hits the 20.

Good point...good teams find a way to win. Can't be easy starting the season with 3 games out West either.

What’s worrisome is that neither our man nor our zone look particularly strong right now. Durant tore up our zone coverage. Ray exploited our DBs in man. At some point, zone or man, the DBs have to make a play, get aggressive at the line and jam those receivers.

Its nice to have the coach explain or educate us fans, just too bad it has to be the opposing team's radio that supplies it.
What, you expect the football-illiterate anglo Montreal sports media to know their asses from a hole in the ground? :lol: ;)

They say a tie is like kissing your sister, well this win was like kissing your brother. But well take the 2 points, at the end of the season they dont ask how only how many.
But there is serious work that has to be done on the pass defense. I don`t know if it is personnel or schemes but they better get it together. I thought Dix and Estelle held their own, but obviously Brown and Parker were hung out to dry with no help from the free safety. Only consolation was how they handled the last couple of Eskimos series, hopefully they started to figure things out.

There is this kid kicking in Drummondville (François Dessureault).

I saw him place the ball from 65 yards with his left foot when he was only 16. His teammate told me he's a rightie!

Maybe they should have an eye on him.

Why not bring in a kid to give Duval some competition? Right now, we're wasting an import spot on a kicker who can't punt with any accuracy or force or kick makeable field goals that should be well within his range.

We are really fortunate he turned down all those NFL offers :roll:

Qui a joué avec mon ordi?

En tout cas. Le petit Dessureault, j'en ai entendu parler. À ce qu'on dit, il a un bon potentiel, mais il va falloir le muscler parce qu'il est un peu fragile. Mais ça, ça peut s'arranger : s'il a à peine 18 ans, tout est possible.