Week 4 Picks
8:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2013
64.2% - Toronto
TOR 35 WPG 19.
Both teams are still trying to evaluate players and win at the same time, which is always difficult to do. The Bombers pass rush had been outstanding so far this season and their defensive backs play a physical style that creates turnovers. At the end of the first half, Buck Pierce was 10 of 14 against Hamilton. For Toronto, they are starting all over on defense this year. Against the Riders, they started a rookie cornerback and rookie defensive back - Zander Robinson and Janzen Jackson- side by side. That's a tough assignment for young players. This should be a "home field" advantage game for Winnipeg, as the new Investors Group Field sees its second CFL regular season game in its young history. Bomber win 27-19
7:00 PM Saturday, July 20, 2013
84.2% - Calgary
MTL 27 CGY 38.
I must admit, I am becoming more of a fan of Kevin Glenn at quarterback for Calgary then I ever have since he has been a Stampeder. In Montreal last Friday, he was 22 of 28 for 268 yards and was in control throughout the game. Even if Drew Tate is ready, Glenn should start as he has earned it in last week's play and previous moments of performance. With Montreal, I have to say I can't figure it out. The personal is the same on offense but the understatement of the year is "something is missing." The opening possession for the Als last week was excellent but after that, they had very little success. I have a feeling this game could be a similar repeat of the first. Montreal 17, Calgary 31
10:00 PM Saturday, July 20, 2013
91.4% - B.C.
EDM 21 BC 31.
Well, let's see. Only three points last week against the same team this week, under 100 yards passing and under 145 yards in net offense. No sure if Edmonton can turn it around in one game. BC did put two good drives together at Commonwealth last Saturday -- one seven plays for 80 yards and other eight plays for 75 yards. I will say this, though; finally we will see a game without rain for Edmonton and a better idea about their ability in a normal competitive situation. They need both Fred Stamps back and Marcus Howard back as they are their best pass receiver and best pass rusher. I think this one will be very close, as Edmonton football has high pride and individual talent. BC has to stop having punts blocked! They've had one in each of the last two games. Edmonton 20, BC 25
7:00 PM Sunday, July 21, 2013
86.4% - Saskatchewan
HAM 0 SSK 37.
So far this season I have made one truly stupid football pick; I admit it. That was last week when I picked Toronto to beat Saskatchewan. It was one of those picks where you think too much, you don't dismiss logic and try to use abstract thought into reality. Not this week! The Riders are solid in many ways and if Hamilton were to win in Regina, it would be the biggest upset of the year so far. Hamilton needs Andy Fantuz back ASAP. No second deep though moments for me. Hamilton 21, Saskatchewan 39
Through 16 games, Schultz is 9-7. The World is 13-3.
The World currently leads with 13 wins.