Hey guys, watching the B.C. vs. Montreal game last night was a real thrill, on offense, defense, and special teams. But specifically, I'd like to focus on the defense. As an Als fan, it's actually quite exciting to have a really solid defensive group for once; it's been about 3-4 years now since we've had one. Seeing a guy like Chip Cox be around the ball on every single play is really fun to watch, and I think I appreciate good defense a lot more now that my team actually has it.
In any case, the trio of Chip Cox, Shea Emry, and Kyries Hebert in Montreal is a pretty ferocious one, but linebackers are among the most ferocious players in the league. Guys like Elimimian and Bighill in BC, or Sherritt and Munoz in Edmonton, or Rey Williams and Tyron Brackenridge in Saskatchewan can be pretty fierce as well.
So my question for you guys is: which team has the best linebackers in the league? I put up a poll, but it's mostly just for fun. Discuss and debate away!
I think the real question that you should be asking is how does the smallest market team out there allegedly do this? Where are the other fans in much larger markets that should be able to offset this alleged practice?
One measure of a team's LB strength is run defense. And I'm pretty sure Montreal is at or near the top of the league in run D. Nobody runs on us. Even Kory Sheets didn't break the 100-yard mark against us.
Clearly you're not watching him look silly trying to tackle guys like Cornish, Kackert and SJ Green and some others. I'm not even looking at the stats. I'm watching the games. He has extended so many opposing drives with poor tackling, no technique whatsoever. He is THE weak link on the Rider D.
Zeke Moreno used to lead the league in tackles. I guess you thought that he was awesome too?
Smaller market, by far the biggest fanbase. It's not like its a big secret, a few weeks ago they had a poll asking what the biggest news story of the week was, and a lineman catching a touchdown for the Riders was neck and neck with Calgary's record breaking comeback against Montreal. Seriously, come on.