Friday, August 8, 2014
This And That
I could give you the assortment of thoughts running through my muddled mind on a variety of topics, but who's kidding who, the Rider game takes center stage. Here are some thoughts on what went down at Investors Group Field.
--Oh Drew Willy, didn't you learn when you were here that you don't try and beat Terrell Maze. This guy is so under-rated its not even funny. Opposition quarterbacks don't throw Maze's direction very often and when they do, they don't succeed. In this case, it turned a win into a loss for the Bombers.
--What more can you say about John Chick that you haven't said already when it comes to his play. Rumour is he sacked Drew Willy on the way to the team bus. Chick is definitely the top defensive player in the league at this stage of the season. Is he the best player period?
--Say what you will about Darian Durant, but he didn't throw three picks and one fumble with two of those plays turning into touchdowns.
--I have no idea who starts at running back against the Alouettes on August 16.
--Is a defender not allowed to hit a receiver within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. If they are, there were some terrible calls against the Riders especially on the long TD drive. Both Rod Williams and Ricky Foley were victims of brutal calls---especially Foley.
--Macho Harris and Weldon Brown had tough nights, but its not as bad when you win. The same might be said for Chris Milo. All three can and will bounce back.
--The Riders to a man deserve credit for getting this win. Two road wins in five days is nothing to sneeze about. Where are all the haters now? This team has proven its resiliency and they are over their Grey Cup hangover which is something they don't want to admit, but its something I think they had after three weeks of the season.
--Corey Chamblin sounded like a proud father at the end of the game. I would have loved to have heard his game-end address to the team. Whatever it was, I think this team took a big step to being where they want to be at the end of the year. That trip was not easy and they come home after spending nine days on the road with a pair of victories. Coach C said the players will get a day off when they get home----cmon Coach, give em two!!
Your thoughts are more than welcome!