C'mon, Eskie fans!!! Why do I have to go to the stumps forum to talk about the HUGE Eskimo victory last night, over calgary? I know it wasn't pretty, but it's alot prettier than going down by 4 points in the standings this early to the stumps.
Overall, this squad is looking good to me. Almost 800 yards passing in 2 games for Ray, with a 75%+ completion percentage, not only indicates that Ray is in top form, but that the new O-line is performing very well. I really didn't see Ray under alot of pressure last night, against a front 7 that calgary seems to think is very good. The 2 sacks that calgary did get were coverage sacks, as it seemed to me that Ray had plenty of time to throw the ball, but couldn't find anybody open. He certainly wasn't picking himself off the grass all night long. These 2 games go a long way towards answering the biggest question regarding this years Esks squad. 3 retirements from the O-line, and it seems that they haven't missed a beat. Plus, rumours are that Lefsrud will be back in the lineup by July 20!! Great news!!!
My 2 main questions are... How on Earth can this defense allow recievers like Copeland and Lewis wide open, late in the game, when calgary is on a 3rd and long gamble? Copeland should have been double covered under those circumstances; not wide open. It cost them the game last week, and could have cost them the game this week, if not for a timely interception by inconsistent Burris. 2nd question... Why did we go to all the trouble of acquiring Troy Davis, if we aren't going to change our game plan from last year? 40+ pass attempts, and Troy runs the ball a half dozen times a game. It's not like we were trying to overcome large defeciets, with not alot of time left, and Troy has a good average when he is allowed to carry the ball. Not all secondaries are going to be as porous as calgary's, so I would have like to see Troy with the ball more.
Anyways, bring on the Bombers next week!! I smell another victory!!!