Friday, August 28, 2009

CFL Previews, Week 8, Part 1

Calgary at Toronto,
Former rodeo clown Cody Pickett starts at quarterback for the Argos after not totally sucking a la Kerry Joseph last week. Calgary is not the team it was, and their defence seems to be quite porous, especially against the run. Calgary's best receiver Ken-Yon Rambo is likely done for the year. Toronto however is quite mediocre, although running back Jamal Robertson is probably one of the best running backs in the league. The Argos also have a wretched nine game home losing streak going and don't seem to have non-import defensive tackle Adriano Belli in the lineup due to injury. Probably will end up closer than in previous weeks, as the team is improving and double blue coach Bart Andrus acclimatizes to the CFL, but Calgary still wins.
Calgary 30, Toronto 26

Hamilton at Edmonton,
Just how injured is Quinton Porter anyways? He certainly looked off last week against Saskatchewan, both throwing and running. Bellefeuille has been vague about who is starting, but Glenn would appear to be the favourite to start. Ticat receiver Chris Davis will apparently be sitting this game down (alledgedly for some easy drops) in favour of some new guy I'm too lazy to look up and also skeptical that will do much. On the defensive line, Darrell Adams and McKintyre are both out which will make things tough for the Cat secondary if there is not much of a push or pursuit of the quarterback. Edmonton is missing lineback Maurice Lloyd which probably doesn't help them. Edmonton is at home and Ricky Ray has been playing better than the start of the season, so unfortunately the Eskimos have to be favoured.
Edmonton 35, Hamilton 21

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