It would have been great if the Stamps had been able to lock in on Thursday’s game as a chance to go head to head with Henry Burris but with the problems facing this team, it’s something they simply can’t afford to do. They’ll have to forget about beating their former leader, and focus on no beating themselves.
Problem one…the running game or lack of it. Jon Cornish and the offensive line have been ineffective since week one, and based on a conversation I had with Dmitri Tsoumpas earlier this week I’m not sure that relationship is healthy after Cornish foolishly popped off on his blockers publicly. Right or wrong, there’s some things you can’t do. Unless the Stamps can have some kind of success running the ball, it’ll be second and long and two and out all night like it was against B.C.
John Hufnagel was critical of his defense for not getting off the field against B.C. but I blame the offense for a lot of that, given the fact they couldn’t stay off the field and give the D the rest it needed to chase after Travis Lulay and Andrew Harris. Still, somebody needed to make a play on defense to try and change the momentum in that game…and nobody did. The return of Keon Raymond should help.
Lastly, hate that Tim St. Pierre’s hurt, but happy to see Randy Chevrier back in the lineup. The class he showed when he was taken off the 42 man roster tells you what kind of guy Chevy is.