Official Eskimos and CFL 2013 season thread Part 3: Eskies 3-9, I ain't even mad now
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08-28-2013, 10:37 AM
The Seldom Seen Kid
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Originally Posted by
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But Ray has gone on to conclusively show that those ripping him were completely wrong in their analysis, as usual. Toronto was an average team before he got there, and he turned them into the best team in the league.
When he got hurt last week, the backup couldn't move the team over the 55 yard line for an entire half of football. Ray had been shredding the Stampeders prior to his going out of the game.
Edmonton's offensive problems were never the fault of Ray. He had one star receiver to work with during those years, a bunch of rubbish in the backfield, and a porous o-line that was useless in terms of both pass protection or establishing the run. Patrick Kabongo, who is so fat he can barely even move, was considered the best of the bunch.
Ray is having no problems moving the football in every situation with Toronto, and is pretty much a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame.
No quarterback is going to be successful playing in the situation Ray had in Edmonton, so why point the finger at Ray?
I like Mike Reilly but he doesn't have the touch that Ray has on deep balls. Reilly is missing throws regularly, but considering he has one receiver, no run game, and no blocking, he is doing extremely well.
Well, these turnovers took points off the board, so you really don't have much argument here.
The endzone interception was a poor throw by Reilly.
Pretty much nailed it.
Ray was simply a scapegoat for fans that either didn't understand the game enough or were simply too lazy to look any further than the QB to cast blame.
Good for Ray that he has landed where he did.
Quality team with quality coaching and with a healthy Ray at QB they will continue to be perennial contenders in this League while the Eskimos wallow in mediocrity or worse.
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