New CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge must have been OK with amount of points put on the scoreboard in a couple of games, in week one of his tenure. Generally the defence rules early in the summer, but the Bombers and Roughriders racked up 56 points in Regina, while the Stamps beat Hamilton by one in Cowtown, 24-23.
But already the Commish will have some concerns with quarterback depletion.
We have not reached the second week, and already, three of the league’s starting pivots are on the shelf, and Travis Lulay has not even taken a snap yet.
Lulay’s former back-up Mike Reilly is gone for ten to a dozen weeks with a knee injury after getting hit in the fourth quarter versus the Argos.
The Alouettes lost both starter Jonathan Crompton and backup Dan LeFevour against Ottawa with shoulder woes. It was reported Crompton was going to go on the six-game injured list, but the Als are now hoping he might just have to miss a week or two with a bruised shoulder. LeFevour is done for 2015.
Also gone for the rest of the campaign is Saskatchewan star Darian Durant. He did not get past July in 2014, after wrecking his elbow against the ‘Peg. He is not getting out of June this year, after blowing an Achilles tendon in week one against the Bombers.
It’s great news for the career of Kevin Glenn. The 15-year veteran gets a fill-in starting gig for the fourth straight season. Last year here with the Lions and the two seasons previous in Calgary.
BC opens Saturday in Ottawa, the place where Lulay re-injured his shoulder September 5th. Perhaps Wally Buono could apply to the league under the healthy starting quarterbacks quota and perhaps have his starting pivot sporting the special neon green “don’t hit me practice bib.”