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Win. Thats It. Part 2

Posted By Mike Wilson On Aug 6 2010 @ 3:34 pm In Edmonton Eskimos | No Comments

Last week I wrote an article about how the Esks need to win against B.C.. Period. This week its the same. Last weeks win was a win yes, but a hideous one. They only managed to concur 1 and a half of their 4 demons that  I described and actually presented another. At 1-4, they cant afford a loss. So until they can gain some ground in the standings, every game is a must win.  Similar to what I did last week, here are the problems the Esks have, that they need to fix for retro night at Commonwealth.

1. Ricky Ray’s Indecisiveness:

Last week, the first reason was the O-line. But the after watching last weeks game I found a problem in my chart [1]. The addition of rookie Jeremy Parquet added some much needed nastiness to the line. They looked better, but they exposed another problem to me.  Rickey Ray is sitting in the pocket to long and second guessing himself. This leads to incomplete passes and picks. This is not a problem anybody but Ray can fix, so he better start working on it.

2. The 4th Quarter:

As mentioned last week, the Esks have been dominated in the forth quarter. They have now been outscored 65-17, but last week was especially bad. 14 points were scored on strait up blown plays. An interception on a play were it seemed like Ray was making a blind pass to the flats. The throw screamed “PICK 6″. The other scoring play came on a kickoff return, a play you never want to happen. This is a huge problem, but second to…

3. The Red-zone Offence:

4 field goals, and a missed one. 12 points that could have been 35. Can I make it any clearer? I don’t think so.

Thanks for reading,

Mike Wilson

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