TORONTO -- For the second-straight year, the CFL.ca Power Rankings will pit Matthew Cauz against The Machine. Last season, The Machine topped Cauz in a bitter competition that lasted the entire season.
Who will come out on top in 2012?
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Matthew Cauz | CFL.ca Columnist
B.C. Lions (2-0)
Scary thought for the rest of the league, the Lions offence has yet to get on track yet and has scored 72 points in the first two weeks. I can’t decide who is more exciting to watch Tim Brown or Keron Williams.
Congratulations to the Roughriders for their first win against a Western Division team since their Grey Cup run of 2010. Good to see Brent Hawkins healthy and making plays after missing the entire 2011 campaign with a shoulder injury.
Imagine if for the past decade you had been dating nothing but a string of crazy women that treated you horribly and would eventually dump you leaving you more and more emotionally fragile each time. Now imagine if, out of the blue, you meet a super model who gets all your stupid references, and loves you unconditionally. You’re confused by your good luck, you don’t know how to act but all you know is your happy for the first time in years. That’s how Argonaut fans feel about Ricky Ray right now.
443 yards from Anthony Calvillo, 235 total yards from Brandon Whitaker and 41 total points scored by Montreal. It’s nice when order has been restored; I was starting to get nervous.
They should probably be ranked higher but I’m taking into account the Drew Tate injury. However with Kevin Glenn at the helm Calgary still has a chance to compete on a weekly basis. I’m guessing if the good people who put together the list of the Top-50 players had to do it again they would have found a spot for Larry Taylor.
The deadliest drinking game sweeping the nation right now: take a shot every time Burke Dales punts the ball. Even the most ardent supporter of the CFL had to admit that 17-1, 21 punt loss to the Roughriders was a dog of a game. With the Jyles/Joseph combo manning the team look for Dales to be a busy man. To be fair and balanced you'd probably get just as drunk if you took a shot for every time JC Sherritt make a clean tackle.
Despite giving up 39 points Hamilton’s pass defence played far better than in Week 1. Both the pass rush and coverage were much improved forcing multiple two-and-outs and making life difficult for Travis Lulay. However it was their inability to stop Andrew Harris (117 yards in the final eight minutes) late in the game that cost them a chance to complete the comeback.
I don’t want to kill the Blue Bombers D for the 74 points allowed to start the season. Playing Lulay and Calvillo back-to-back on the road will make any secondary look porous. The problem so far has been inexperience at the linebacker position and the loss of Odell Willis. Adding to the team’s defensive woes is the recent news that both Alex Suber and Brandon Stewart may be out for the team's Week 3 match-up against the Eskimos.