Thread (V): Argos embarass Eskimos; Changes need to be made. Nichols seriously hurt.
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11-09-2012, 05:42 PM
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People are talking about this game like its a forgone conclusion. So much written about the Eskimos going 2-8 down the stretch. Yet we've faced Calgary 4 times in this stretch lost all of them, but 3 of them by a combined total of 6pts. This against a Calgary team thats on top of its game and playing in the last 10 games like the hottest team in the league. Then we've played BC twice in the stretch and Montreal once. Thats 7 formidable games out of 10. A killer schedule. Yeah we lost 3 in a row going into the playoffs, against a killer stretch of Montreal, BC, Calgary (doesn't get worse than this in the CFL) and we were in every one of those matches and the team accounted for itself reasonably well. ALL of these clubs being better opponents then we will be facing this weekend.
Lets let the game happen before we call it a loss.
This is the healthiest this club has been since almost the start of the season. Howard will play his first full game in forever, we have 3 RB's now looking fairly legit, Stamps redhot and unstoppable in the last half dozen games. Nichols coming in well in relief(doesn't start games very well) and Joseph rested.
Lets remember as well that its been ages since Toronto beat any Western Opponent except the riders who are playing horrible of late. Toronto also beat the Stamps twice earlier in the year before the Stamps got on a role. They haven't won a single other game against a Western opponent. The Argos haven't beat any Western Club thats playing well all year.
If the Eskimos bring a reasonable fascimile of their A game we win this. If we play like we did against the Riders, or even Calgary last week we win this.
I don't get it at all.
I know i shouldn't say this but I am very confident about how the Esks will perform on Sunday and I expect to see them win. Almost convincingly so. I'd rather see Nichols get the start but if KJ starts I will get behind that decision as well.
I just hope that we bring the heat to Ricky from the get go and can contain Owens for the most part. Special teams seem to be sleepers in playoffs.
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