Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 CFL Power Rankings Week 7

1. Calgary Stampeders
Stomped the REDBLACKS. Which isn't much of an accomplishment. But still the Stampeder juggernaut rolls on, even without running back Jon Cornish.

2. Edmonton Eskimos
Beat the Alouettes some what handily but not a complete beating. The Eskimos are just a lot better than last year.

3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Beat the Bombers in Bomberland. The Riders have looked a bit wonky at times, but have seemed to have righted the ship and get back in the first for first place in the West.

4. BC Lions
A tough victory at home, the Lions came back from a small half-time deficit. Allowed a lot of yards to Doug LeFevour, but Kevin Glenn was even better passing for over 400 yards. It will be interesting when Travis Lulay comes back. Expect Glenn to get benched and have an even bigger chip on his shoulder.

5. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
It has to be painful for the Bombers to lose at home to their hated banjo playing Prairie rivals. Drew Willy couldn't get it done after getting it done late the week before. Perhaps the Bombers are starting to regress towards the team they were last year. Too bad they weren't still in the East.

6. Toronto Argonauts
Didn't play which makes them look better. I'm assuming that Chad Owens and Andre Durie are getting healthier. Still have Ricky Ray which is something.

7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Ticats are now that team in the CFL that loses lots of close games. The Ticats had this one, but couldn't get it done late. Still LeFevour is looking good and if the Ticats could put together a good game they could be scary. Expect Kent Austin to have an aneurysm by the end of the year.

They aren't very good. But better than Montreal.

9. Montreal Alouettes
Smelly. At least they seem to have realized that Troy Smith isn't the answer. Like Fred Brooks advice in the Mythical Man Month that throwing more programmers at a bad software project won't help things, I say that throwing more coaches at a bad team doesn't help either.

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