Archive for CFT News & Rumors
With the 2013 edition of the Edmonton Eskimos about to hit the field for the first time, the biggest offseason question is still without an answer. Who will be the starting quarterback? Mike Reilly? Matt Nichols? Whoever it may be, coach Kavis Reed is not talking. Read More→
After an extended absence from the CFL landscape, (an absence that was far longer than expected but yet unavoidable), CFT is working on a return to the game of Canadian football. Read More→
Last week of the regular season. Myself and CFT contributor, Colin Folk, are tied at .500 in our season series in picking games. Not great. But in this unpredictable CFL season, I am happy with that. But with 4 more games, than the playoffs, it is going to come down to the wire. Read More→
Two weeks left of regular season ball and both I and CFT contributor Colin Folk are above .500. In this “you never know” season of the CFL, I would call that a victory. And being only one game behind Folk in the season series it is time to take a couple of chances and make up ground. (Although I feel really good about the chance I’m taking this week.) Read More→
Kevin Glenn and Quinton Porter will continue to split duties at quarterback for the Hamilton Tigercats, as the coaching staff continues to watch the pair closely before deciding on a definite playoff starter. Read More→
Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans have shown support for their team this year like no other year ever. In history. In doing so, the Bombers are set to break their club record for single season attendance. Read More→
The injury bug has hit the BC Lions and to alleviate the stress on the roster the team has looked to their past. Read More→
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have decided to sit Darian Durant out for the final two games of the regular season. Read More→
Within the disappointing Toronto Argonauts season, the biggest disappoint may be the production from Jeremaine Copeland.
Copelands numbers are down and is getting very few catches per game as pointed out by Bill Lankhof of the Toronto Sun. His targets are also down.
The easiest reason to point at is the quarterbacking situation. Cleo Lemon, Dalton Bell and Steven Jyles have combined to bring the Argos into last place in passing yards per game in the CFL.
Copeland is not surrounded by very good targets in Toronto either that could help to draw attention away from him.
But really, is Copeland drawing a lot of attention. At 34, Copelands best days are behind him. With strong quarterbacking, Copeland can still be a good complimentary receiver.
But everyone, the Argos included, should temper their expectations for production from Copeland.
Nobody expected Buck Pierce to play the entire season. And considering the beatings he has taken all year it is remarkable he made it to week 13.
But Week 13 is were it ends. The Bombers released their depth chart for Week 14 and Pierce does not appear.
The rib injury Pierce has been dealing with has become to much to play through and Pierce will sit out against the Alouettes.
Alex Brink will make the start for the Bombers with Justin Goltz dressing as his backup.
Not the news Bomber fans wanted to hear coming into a big East division matchup.
But it could be worse. Michael Bishop could be your quarterback.