Week 4, hello Toronto Argos, ouch Montreal! Let’s not even begin talking about the Ticats… my eyes are wide open just typing about their shut out. Not even a point? HELLO! Wake-up, Hamilton. It’s a brand new week and one thing to note is that Justin Goltz will be starting for Winnipeg. I’m excited to see how he clicks as Buck Pierce is out, again. Although he is saying he’s not injured…. right. Another thing to point out is the Roughriders domination. Sure, they’ve had a weak schedule, absolutely. But, they’re competitors. We won’t see what they’re really made of yet, as they play the Ticats, again. Time will tell, kiddos. Let me break down this weeks games, and you’ll notice a pattern.
EDM +5.0 / MTL
This is a week of road teams for me, starting with Edmonton. Look to Hugh Charles and Fred Stamps to make moves like they did last week. Montreal fell hard against Calgary, giving up a 24 point lead – give me a break, guys. 3 points in the last 3 quarters won’t win you a football game. I’m excited to see Edmonton come together, they won’t be great, but they could be good. Keep it clean, beat the odds by 5.
CGY -5.0 / WPG
Winnipeg is only good for one thing right now – their Rum Hut. With Goltz under the gun, there won’t be a hope for them to come together against a very good Calgary team. If they had an easier game (ie: Hamilton) they may be able to get composed and figure out how to get a W, but Jon Cornish, and Marquay McDaniel, not happening. They’ll win by far more than 5.
SASK -5.0 / HAM
The Green and White Delight shut down Hamilton – across the board. Henry Burris rushed for 10 yards, that was their highest of the game (wow). Sacks for Hamilton? Nope. With Andy Fantuz on the IL, Bakari Grant should have been the shining star, and again, no TD’s. I don’t expect them to be as bad this week, but they won’t be very good.
BC / TOR
With no odds yet, I am straight picking the BC Lions. Andrew Harris ran for 103 yards last week, and we all know Toronto can’t stop the rush. BC is just improving and has so much talent in their O. I just can’t see it, especially with Chad Kackert possibly out for 4-6 weeks and Ricky Ray going day-to-day with a knee injury. The extra few days may help, but not enough.
For more CFL action, listen to this weeks 3rd and Long on CBC Sports – enjoy the games!