thought I would make a week 2 thread to follow Area 51's week 1 thread
8 - Edmonton - Their D played very well again, but the O is non existent. 20 points in 2 games, but with only 32 surrendered. The D may be the best in the league, or right up there, but they need something from the O...this is the CFL.
7 - Winnipeg - While their O played much better this week, now their D has faltered. With no wins I still ranked them above the Esks, because I believe if you matched the 2 clubs up in week 2 the Bombers would have come out on top.
6 - Hamilton - The cats showed up...they took BC to the limit, and had a great ST showing. while they looked miles improved all around, they are still winless. Hamilton was tough to place, because they had a really strong game against a great club, but were on the losing end. a great example of why power rankings are especially difficult after only a couple games.
5 - Montreal - A much better outing in week 2. Their O moved the ball the way a Montreal O is known to, and the D showed up, though still did not play a superb game. Definitely a step in the right direction.
4 - Calgary - Tough loss for the Stamps. Glenn looked pretty good replacing Tate, but it is still a huge loss. The D was not near as dominant, but that might be attributed to the Argo's O surprising them.
3 - Saskatchewan - 2-0 keeps them up in the rankings. A top notch defensive outing against the Esks, but the Esks O is also really struggling. The Rider O was playing into a great D, but 6 points going deep into the 4th...that needs to improve. The inability to maintain a short game was concerning, but more puzzling was the decision to never even attempt stretching the D. Perhaps they were electing to mix things up to throw various teams off of what to expect, but it was odd. DD was also very mobile in week 1, and a pocket passer in week 2. Their secondary was burned deep a couple times, but Jyles was off target.
2 - Toronto - Toronto hit a spark, and I believe will only get better. The D played an off game, but still looked ok, but the O had them covered...a great sign if you are a Argo fan. Point of concern was ST. ST lost the battle, and Owens was getting really chippy at the end of plays...it is hard to refrain a player yet still have them on the edge...This is something the Argo staff needs to take care of, because Argo's ST play is a game changer! Toronto is heading in the right direction fast.
1 - BC - BC played a hungry Hamilton team. take away 20 seconds before half, and BC does not come out with a victory, but great teams find ways to win, and BC took advantage of the window they were given. Explosive on returns, BC has the ability for instant field position on every return, but also needs to shore up their return coverage. at 2-0 they remain the team to beat.