Week 2 Picks
7:00 PM Friday, July 06, 2012
67.7% - Montreal
WPG 30 MTL 41.
Montreal has now lost five games in a row going back to last season. It's not that Montreal lost to the Stampeders last week but by how much -- 38-10. Being back at home, coming off the poor performance in Calgary, I expect Montreal to respond. The Blue Bombers are similar to last year with a very good defence, special teams an unknown and inefficent on offence. Montreal 25, Winnipeg 22
10:00 PM Friday, July 06, 2012
90.0% - B.C.
HAM 36 BC 39.
This is an important game for the Ticats; a win any way you can get it is key, but a true competitive game is also a goal. Receiver Chris Williams, running back Chevon Walker and middle linebacker Rey Williams were impressive last week, but that was about it. For the Lions, it's business as usual. They got it together in the second half against the Blue Bombers and the goal now is four quarters of execution excellence. Hamilton will play a better game but I'm not sure if it will be enough. B.C. 27, Hamilton 19
3:00 PM Saturday, July 07, 2012
67.9% - Calgary
CGY 36 TOR 39.
This is one I am really looking forward to watching. I saw a lot of positive aspects of football from Toronto last week, including the return yards from Chad Owens, the overall play of the secondary and Ricky Ray's comfort level with the offence as the game went on. But, Drew Tate is for real as a CFL quarterback and he was very impressive in Week 1. Head coach John Hufnagel would enjoy beating his former defensive coordinator Chris Jones and it won't be easy but I think he will. Calgary 22, Toronto 21
7:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
81.0% - Saskatchewan
EDM 1 SSK 17.
There will be an excellent energy at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday night at the home opener for the Roughriders. Key for riders will be to limit the Eskimos' big targets in Greg Carr and Adarius Bowman. Key for the Eskimos will be to learn from Hamilton's mistakes in Week 1 and take away Weston Dressler. It is early but the Riders look very 'together' as a team. Saskatchewan 21, Edmonton 19
Through 16 games, Schultz is 8-8. The World is 7-9.
Schultz currently leads with 8 wins.