Edmonton Eskimos (IV): playoffs @ Toronto next week; Tillman fired
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10-28-2012, 08:37 PM
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Good point. A lot of people seem to think that it should have been called intentional grounding... obviously you're allowed to spike the ball in the NFL, are you not allowed in the CFL? It's not something that happens often either way.
Definitely an improved Nichols from the Calgary game. Calgary was able to game-plan against him so I think that plays a bit of a factor, as well, coming in as relief it looked like Montreal had a little trouble adjusting and Nichols after evading that pass-rush on his first TD to Stamps really made the Montreal D back off and send a lot less pressure.
Looks like Kavis Reed has declared KJ the starter next week though. I agree, I'm not aware of how banged up Joseph is but after what Nichols showed I don't know how you go away from him.
Unfortunately we're in a bit of a catch 22. Calgary seemed to have all the answers to Nichols when they last played. Question now is whether some different schemes can solve those problems.
As far as today the TD pass to Stamps was a bit of fortune as far as the timing as the two Defenders tripped over each other (blessing) and giving Nichols time to hit Stamps on what was a long run play from lining up on the other side of the field. Once they got that like you say Montreal backed off but I think by then we're also more interested in prevent rather than playing agressive D. Montreal did to us pretty much what the Lions did. Bring pressure on every down.
The lack of quickhitter game just serviced the Als being able to do that. Why not bring heat everytime when we're not coming up with an answer.
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