This Week in the CFL #10 of 20 ... condensed version.

tinman

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The CFL should change it's name to the "Confounded" Football League. Just as our perception had realigned in concordance with the week eight standings ... Week #9 threw a few more screws into the works, leaving us scratching our heads in amazement.

On any football team, especially in this league, the quarterback is the "KEY" individual in a team oriented sport. Significant time and money is invested in grooming the starting quarterback. Second and third string pivots recieve far less preparation time, and are often ill prepared to step right in and take over an offence, without experiencing extreme growing pains.

Rocky Butler week one
Casey Printers week one
Tommy Jones week two
Marcus Brady week four
Darnell Kennedy week five
Kevin Glenn week six
Bart Hendricks week eight


Add Boatmen pivot Michael Bishop to the long list of "backups who would be starters." Every single one of these backups went on to lose the game in which they replaced the starter. Granted, some of the games were already in doubt. Some of new #1's were unlucky enough to have to start the next contest because the incumbent(s) simply could not. Henry Burris in week three was the only quarterback to get a W after replacing a previous #1 although Casey Printers did rebound nicely when his team finally gelled in front of him.

Montreal is the only team that has avoided the QB jinx in 2004 and QB is the only position on the team where Montreal lacks depth at backup. As far as the rest of the team goes, depth has been proven. The Als will have the best record at the half way mark of the 2004 season. Can they maintain it? Can AC avoid the jinx?

Depth at the pivot position will go a long way to determining this years playoff seeds. BC has an embarrasment of riches at the key position. Ottawa and Saskatchewan have stopped the bleeding for now. Injuries and the schedulemaker have Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton on the brink if disaster. Calgary and Hamilton are back to the proverbial drawing board.


Estimated lines:

The lines are out already but hereis what I had down on paper:

Tues. Aug. 17th Wpg @ Tor -3 O/U 45
Thur. Aug. 19th Ham @ Ott -6 O/U 58 Joseph?
Fri. Aug. 20th Sk @ Edm -2.5 O/U 56
Sat. Aug. 21st BC -7 @ Cal O/U 60

Good luck this week guys and gals, will be back with previews of each game as time & resources permit ... sorry for any delays!
 

tinman

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Winnipeg @ Toronto "Carefull what you wish for!"

As early as this May, the Toronto Argonauts appeared to be scouting for quarterback experience just in case veteran Damon Allen could not rebound from 2003 rotator cuff surgery. The Argos supposedly had Marcus Brady pencilled in as a starter. Marcus went as far to say "It's an opportunity to be the guy, the leader."

Damon appeared to be dispensable.

As we know, Damon retained the starting role in his 41st year. Marcus was shipped to Hamilton in a backstabbing deal with the Bombers who subsequently aquired Saskatchewans pivot Kevin Glenn wo wished for more playing time much to the chagrin of the "then" pivot laden'Riders. Argo offensive coordinator Kent Austin got his man ... Michael Bishop as backup.


Winnipeg meanwhile; experiencing pressure from the front office, called for the head of either Dave Ritchie or Khari Jones as their dreams of aquiring the CFL's holy grail were not achieved in 2004. Winnipeg afterall; was dealt a cruel blow, losing in last year's west division semi-final against "banjo-picking" Saskatchewan. No less than a grey cup victory would be acceptable in 2004 under the regime of COO Bauer and GM Taman.

Taman aquired Kevin Glenn in snakelike fashion to secure the quarterback position but did little else. COO Bauer eventually got his wish and played polo with HC Dave Ritchies head after week nine.

Khari Jones got his wish and $igned a million plu$ dollar deal just before Dave's untimely demise. COO Bauer had GM Taman do the dirty deed and it is Taman's a$$ that is now on the line after inking Khari Jones to a three year deal.

Argo QB Damon Allen suffered a broken leg in week nine and could miss the remainder of the regular season. Michael Bishop will start in his stead.

Khari is a mere 14 point defecit from being yanked and Winnipeg has a bunch of work to do with their personel on defense.

Even the schedule maker has his pound of flesh as Winnipeg and Toronto are playing their third game in 11 and 10 days respectively.

Reality has set in. The 2004 season is nearing the half way mark...
half full for some ... half empty to others.

The season is not lost, but ................................. the adversity both of these teams face is significant.

I see the man put the total in the 40's again. I will try to put a spin on this one.


Injuries (will add asap)

Winnipeg:???


Toronto:
QB Allen: out with broken leg.

P/K Returner Bashir Levingston was injured in week #9 (hamstring) Status ??? Reciever Tony Miles and RB John Avery picked up the slack against the Al's, but that weakened the Toronto offensive effort even more.


Both teams give up an average of 100+ yards per game on the ground.

Toronto beat Winnipeg in 2003 24-14 in Toronto with the same defensive components as this years team.

Winnipeg have 8 sacks for and 22 against while Toronto have sacked the QB 22 times but have given up 26. If you give up 3 sacks per game, you are likely to get your pivot injured. Advantage Toronto.

Winnipeg's lack of a pass rush has put a huge load on their linebackers and has left their secondary vunerable to the pass.
Can Bishop take advantage of this?


..back tuesday....lean to the under anyways.
 
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Phil Margonis

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Winnipeg...

Monday, August 16, 2004
ROSTER 16-Aug-04
WPG ADD IMP Justin COLEMAN (CB) Mississippi
WPG EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Milt STEGALL (SB) Miami of Ohio
WPG TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Jayson BRAY (DB) Auburn
PRACTICE ROSTER 16-Aug-04
WPG REM SGD IMP Justin COLEMAN (CB) Mississippi


Sunday, August 15, 2004
PRACTICE ROSTER 15-Aug-04
WPG ADD IMP Justin COLEMAN (CB) Mississippi


Saturday, August 14, 2004
PRACTICE ROSTER 14-Aug-04
WPG ADD IMP Stephen FISHER (CB) North Carolina

Toronto...

Monday, August 16, 2004
ROSTER 16-Aug-04
TOR ADD IMP Romaro MILLER (QB) Mississippi
TOR ADD NIP Andrew NOEL (WR) Acadia
TOR ADD FROM INACTIVE IMP R. Jay SOWARD (WR) USC
TOR EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Raphaol BALL (CB) Ball State
TOR EXT ON INACTIVE NIP Mike MIHELIC (G) Indiana
TOR EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Marvin THOMAS (DE) Memphis
TOR EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Bernard WILLIAMS (OT) Georgia
TOR TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Bashir LEVINGSTON (WR) Eastern Washington
TOR TFR TO INACTIVE NIP Michael PALMER (WR) Guelph
PRACTICE ROSTER 16-Aug-04
TOR REM SGD IMP Romaro MILLER (QB) Mississippi
TOR REM SGD NIP Andrew NOEL (WR) Acadia


Sunday, August 15, 2004
ROSTER 15-Aug-04
TOR TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Damon ALLEN (QB) Cal State Fullerton
PRACTICE ROSTER 15-Aug-04
TOR ADD IMP Romaro MILLER (QB) Mississippi
TOR REM UNS NIP Dan GIANCOLA (K) Buffalo
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Thanks for your hard work tinman it's much appreciated.
 

tinman

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Hamilton 3-5 @ Ottawa 4-4 Is there a veterinarian in the house?

The feckless Tabbies drag their five game losing carcass to the nations capital where politics never rest. Hamilton GM Ronny Lancaster is lobbying in a desperate eleventh hour attempt to pass a bill to prevent cruelty to animals while HC Greg Marshall is desperately trying to resuscitate his emaciated Cats back to mental stability.

The TiCats made yet another bungle in the jungle in week nine, falling prey to their feline cousins from BC in convincing listless style, 49-11.

The host Renegades enjoyed a bye in week nine and hope to have QB Kerry Joseph back in the fold as they chase down the second place Toronto Argonauts while fending off the struggling Hamilton team.

Teams off of the bye are now 5-2 sraight up.

It will be interesting to see if Ottawa risks injury to Joseph or if they replace him with backup Kennedy somewhere in the game.

Regardless, the "Gade "D" will be loaded for Bear, Fiddler Crabs and Puddy Tats. The D-Line will have an itchy trigger finger in anticipation of hunting down the relatively imobile Danny McManus who has been rocked in the pocket all season long. He has been forced to cover up more than Paul Martin and George W. Bush combined.

The Hamilton offense should be forced with impeachment.

They simply HAVE TO STOP turning the ball over in order to compete or their once proud defense will desert them.

Ottawa are capable of winning this game and need to put in a disciplined effort of their own.

I expect Ottawa will get the job done but hope that Hamilton puts up a good fight as they are facing exteme odds in this one.
 

Jimmy Fingers

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nice lean to the under in the argos game tin, hopefully you played it
thanks for the write ups, I look forward to the next 2

BOL this week
Fingers
 

Phil Margonis

New member
Friday Injury Report

EDM...

Thursday, August 19, 2004
ROSTER 19-Aug-04
EDM ADD FROM INACTIVE NIP Mathieu BERTRAND (FB) Laval
EDM ADD FROM INACTIVE IMP Dorian BOOSE (DL) Washington State
EDM ADD FROM INACTIVE IMP Quincy COLEMAN (DB) Jackson State
EDM ADD FROM INACTIVE IMP Edward HERVEY (WR) Southern California
EDM EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Jabari ISSA (DL) Washington
EDM EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Steven MARSH (DB) Tennessee
EDM EXT ON INACTIVE NIP Amarpreet SANGHERA (OL) UBC
EDM EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Antonio WILSON (LB) Texas A&M Commerce
EDM TFR TO INACTIVE NIP Steve CHARBONNEAU (DL) New Hampshire
EDM TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Kelvin KINNEY (DL) Virginia State
EDM TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Harold NASH (DB) Louisiana At Lafayette (SW)
EDM TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Reggie WHITE (RB) Oklahoma State

SSK...

Thursday, August 19, 2004
ROSTER 19-Aug-04
SSK ADD IMP Dwan EPPS (LB) Texas Southern
SSK ADD FROM INACTIVE NIP Chris SZARKA (FB) Eastern Illinois
SSK EXT ON INACTIVE NIP Corey GRANT (WR) Wilfrid Laurier
SSK EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Terrell JURINEACK (DL) Missouri
SSK EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Saladin McCULLOUGH (RB) Oregon
SSK EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Jackie MITCHELL (LB) Southern
SSK TFR TO INACTIVE NIP Ducarmel AUGUSTIN (RB) Villanova
SSK TFR TO INACTIVE NIP Wayne WEATHERS (DL) Manitoba
PRACTICE ROSTER 19-Aug-04
SSK REM SGD IMP Dwan EPPS (LB) Texas Southern
 

Phil Margonis

New member
Injury Report

CGY...

Friday, August 20, 2004
ROSTER 20-Aug-04
CAL ADD NIP Jason TAYLOR (DE) UBC
CAL ADD FROM INACTIVE IMP William FIELDS (DB) Houston
CAL ADD FROM INACTIVE IMP Milo LEWIS (DB) Alabama
CAL ADD FROM INACTIVE NIP Taylor ROBERTSON (OL) Central Florida
CAL DEL IMP Terrence MOORE (DB) Western Michigan
CAL EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Ted ALFORD (WR) Langston
CAL EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Antwone YOUNG (DE) San Diego State
CAL TFR TO INACTIVE NIP Scott DEIBERT (FB) Minot State
CAL TFR TO INACTIVE IMP Omar EVANS (CB) Howard
CAL TFR TO INACTIVE IMP John GRACE (LB) Marshall
PRACTICE ROSTER 20-Aug-04
CAL ADD IMP Terrence MOORE (DB) Western Michigan
CAL REM SGD NIP Jason TAYLOR (DE) UBC


BC...

Friday, August 20, 2004
ROSTER 20-Aug-04
BC ADD FROM INACTIVE NIP Carl GOURGUES (OL) Laval
BC ADD FROM INACTIVE NIP Bobby SINGH (OL) Portland State
BC DEL NIP Scott PLUMMER (DB) Simon Fraser
BC EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Jojuan ARMOUR (LB) Miami of Ohio
BC EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Dave DICKENSON (QB) Montana
BC EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Gerald HARRIS (SB) Washington
BC EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Anthony WALKER (DB) Utah State
BC EXT ON INACTIVE IMP Antonio WARREN (RB) California Poly State (San Luis Obispo)
BC TFR TO INACTIVE NIP Kelly BATES (OL) Saskatchewan
PRACTICE ROSTER 20-Aug-04
BC ADD NIP Scott PLUMMER (DB) Simon Fraser
 
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