Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2013 CFL Power Rankings Week Zero

1. BC Lions
Until I see some regular season action, the Lions and Travis Lulay are number one.

2. Toronto Argonauts
I don't think necessarily that the Argos are a great team, but they did win the Grey Cup last year, they have Ricky Ray and Chad Owens and Chad Kackert on offense. Their defensive line has turned over, which probably isn't good, but a stable offense is more important early in the year.

3. Saskatchewan Rough Riders
Mostly I'm going off Darian Durant as a proven quarterback and a good receiving corps.

4. Montreal Alouettes
The Alouettes still have Calvillo and some formidable offensive weapons, but they no longer have Marc Trestman as coach and with the release of Quinton Porter as a backup quarterback, I have no idea who their backups are.

5. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Cats looked good against the Bombers last week in pre-season, albeit against a Bomber team who left people in Winnipeg to be bit by mosquitoes, but more importantly Henry Burris and slotback Andy Fantuz looked to be in mid-season form. Offenses can struggle early, so that bodes well for the Cats.
The secondary which was poor last year also looked good against the Bombers, again against backup quarterbacks.

6. Calgary Stampeders
Never been a huge fan of Drew Tate at quarterback and I won't be until I see some more proof. Luckily the Stamps have Kevin Glenn as a capable backup.

7. Edmonton Eskimos
One of their two quarterbacks competing to be the starter is now gone for the season. Not a lot of confidence in their offense.

8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
If Buck plays his ass off, the Bombers could make the playoffs. Otherwise, things aren't looking good and lets leave it at that.

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