October 16, 2015

Checking Down: REDBLACKS roster shaken up by injuries Staff


Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • Just like they did last week, the Bombers are approaching the game against the REDBLACKS as a playoff game. The team is in a tight battle for the final playoff spot in the West.
  • With Dominic Picard unable to play on Friday, excpet Matthias Goossen to start at centre.

BC Lions

  • ‘The Manny Show’ has returned to form just when the Lions needed him the most. He’s recorded over 100 yards in his last two games along with four touchdowns.
  • The strong play of Jonathon Jennings and the return of Travis Lulay has given the Lions a tough decision of who should start under centre. Head coach Jeff Tedford put the controversy to rest however and declared thatJennings will get the nod on Saturday.
  • BC has made special teams the main focus at practice as the players prepare for the Eskimos.

Edmonton Eskimos

  • The Eskimos may have the league’s top defence but it won’t matter much unless they win the Grey Cup according to head coach Chris Jones.
  • It’s been a while since the Eskimos have sat atop the West division and they are learning what it feels like to be the hunted. However, their position in the standings won’t affect the team’s ‘next game up’ mantra.
  • The Eskimos used more than just a team effort to clinch a home playoff game. JC Sherritt described the group as a ‘family’.
  • The weather is getting colder as the season winds down and the Esks’ offensive line and running backs are gearing up for a heavier workload.

Calgary Stampeders

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Toronto Argonauts

  • The Argos will play their home game against the Calgary Stampeders at Tim Hortons Field.
  • Toronto has used seven kickers this season but the number could rise to eight as the team is looking to find another kicker with Swayze Waters expected out for the rest of the year.
  • Ricky Ray’s return is imminent and the team faces an interesting dilemma in the off-season of which quarterback to keep moving forward. Frank Zicarelli of The Toronto Sun argues that the Argos shouldn’t break the bank to keep Trevor Harris.
  • Brandon Whitaker was shocked following his release from the Als at the end of training camp but has found a home in the Argos’ backfield. He got the last laugh against his former team with a win on Monday.


Montreal Alouettes