OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks are in search of an enormous sport on Friday to place final week’s embarrassing loss at TD Place Stadium behind them, and so they have one key issue going of their favour.
They don’t seem to be dealing with the Calgary Stampeders.
After being proven up on residence turf in a 27-Three rout by the hands of the Stampeders — the second time Ottawa has misplaced to the league leaders this season — the Redblacks (2-2) look to get again on observe once they host the B.C. Lions.
The excellent news for the Redblacks is that they have acquitted themselves nicely to this point in 2018 when not dealing with Calgary, posting snug wins over Saskatchewan and Montreal earlier this season.
“It’s an enormous sport, it’s a house sport and as you possibly can see with the way in which issues are understanding this 12 months within the CFL everyone is stacked collectively so it’s important to money in and win video games,” Redblacks coach Rick Campbell stated Thursday.
“Whoever we’re enjoying or wherever we’re enjoying we now have to point out up and play nicely and money in as many wins as we are able to.”
The 1st step for the Redblacks to money in might be to get during the last residence drubbing which noticed quarterback Trevor Harris throw for simply 93 yards and two interceptions.
“He’s a very good participant,” Campbell stated. “He’s achieved plenty of nice issues for us so I anticipate him to return out and play good soccer like the remainder of the group.
“He’s a man that’s in a position to transfer on from profitable or shedding. Now it’s all eyes on B.C. and what’s in entrance of us.”
The group was spirited however relaxed as that they had their remaining walk-through Thursday, even dumping a bucket of ice water over the top of defensive again Jonathan Rose, who was celebrating his 25th birthday.
“We’ve had three centered days and I believe we’ve had a very good prep week. Our spirits have been excessive and we’re on the point of roll,” Harris stated, noting the Lions (2-2) have a harmful defence.
“They provide you plenty of completely different seems to be so we’ve bought to be sure that we’re ready for the type of issues they’ll carry at us. Will probably be enjoyable to get on the market and see how the week went preparation sensible.”
Harris will attempt to get the ball into the palms of operating again William Powell as a lot as attainable. Powell is third in league dashing with 372 yards regardless of being held to season lows in each carries (8) and yards (17) final week.
“We wish to take that step ahead, particularly coming off final week. It was unlucky for us however we’re seeking to get rolling,” stated Powell, third-year professional out of Duncanville, Texas.
“When all of it comes all the way down to it we wish to get the win, however we wish to get the run sport going, get the go sport going and we wish to be clicking on all cylinders.”
The Redblacks launched defensive again Josh Johnson earlier this week. Taking his place within the lineup might be rookie Anthony Cioffi.
“As I advised individuals earlier within the 12 months, we study collectively, so (Cioffi) knew that his time was ultimately going to return so he’s been prepared,” Rose stated.
“I do know that he works clear and he does good work, so it’s not going to be a drop-off the place some individuals thought it could be. He’ll are available and get the job achieved and we’ll look good as a whole defence.”