The Green Zone Daily Dozen - July 29th

1.    Kevin Glenn is the next victim of this nightmare season in Saskatchewan. He will be placed on the six-game injured list because of pectoral tear suffered while making the tackle after his interception in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to Hamilton. The good news is, this isn’t as severe as Weldon Brown’s pectoral tear that required surgery. How long will he be on the shelf, I expect it to be the entire six game injured list but he may … may … be able to return early. This all depends on the severity of the tear. It could be 4-6 weeks or 6-10.

2.    Now it’s Brett Smith’s team for the time being. Reading between the lines, the team will give Smith the ball on a short week of preparation but don’t rule out the possibility of seeing Tino Sunseri come in the game if things are little overwhelming for the young quarterback. Think back to Seth Doege’s start last year when he didn’t last a half because it was just too big for the young quarterback. But let’s focus on Smith’s attributes. Chapdelaine says the biggest thing he has going for him is there is barely any tape on the kid so nobody really knows what he can do. His second biggest attribute is his athleticism. If he can use his feet and avoid some pressure, he could just have a Rocky Butler type day.

3.    The Edmonton Eskimos are going to bring IT! All Day! Chris Jones is going to throw as much pressure on this quarterback as you can possibly imagine. I wouldn’t be surprised if he rushes eight guys for half the plays. The Eskimos meanwhile have won four straight regular season home games by winning by 29+ points. That’s ridiculous!

4.    The Riders found another Canadian full back to replace Spencer Moore who is lost for a substantial time. Carl Fitzgerald has joined the Green and White. He can also do some long snapping which helps fill the void with Levi Steinhauer’s injury.

5.    The ratio is starting to really hurt this team and Corey Chamblin says it’s challenge because you have guys doing things that they aren’t used to doing in their career. On Kirk Penton’s ‘The Insiders’ column this week there were two sources who claim the ratio is slowing killing this league and Mark Cohon should have fought to reduce the ratio when the Ottawa Redblacks came into the league.

6.    Drew Willy will start, despite his injured leg. He worked out with doctors this morning and they gave him the okay. I’m doubtful that he’s even close to 100% but give him credit as he is gutting out. But if he can’t move around as well as he usually can I fear for long term health. Either way, I’m picking the Lions.

7.    CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH: Congrats to Trevor Harris, Markus Howard and Rakeem Cato for the league’s top performers of the month award. Hard to argue against it, although I’m sure fans in Saskatchewan would like to Jerome Messam get some love for his torrid month of football.

8.    Quick hits now before the show: The NFL telling Tom Brady to say he’s guilty to reduce his suspension should get Roger Goodell fired.

9.    Roger Goodell pretty well saying Tom Brady’s refusal to turn over his cell phone should get Roger Goodell fired.

10.    Nearly a year ago to the day, Roger Goodell suspended Ray Rice for 2 games. That should have gotten Roger Goodell fired.

11.    Bottom line – Roger Goodell should be fired.


1. Toronto 2. Edmonton 3. Hamilton 4. Montreal 5. Calgary 6. Ottawa 7. B.C. 8. Winnipeg 9. Saskatchewan