The season is here for the Canadian Football League!
The off-season was full of Johnny Manziel talk, Zach Collaros came West, Ricky Ray came back, Darian Durant retired and the Montreal Alouettes … well… to be kind – it didn’t go well.
So what do we expect to happen in the CFL?
Pretty much what we’ve seen for the last couple of years. The West will likely dominate and the East will be battling for two playoff spots in the likelihood of a crossover.
Toronto is the easy choice to get back to the Grey Cup out of the East Division despite Ottawa and Hamilton showing hope late last season.
Now the West is far more difficult to predict. Yes, it’s easy to say the Calgary Stampeders are going to be there again, but B.C. is improved, the Riders won’t be a pushover, Winnipeg will be strong once Matt Nichols returns and Edmonton is driven by Mike Reilly.
My original prediction was to go Riders/Argos but after the preseason, I’m questioning if the Riders have the quarterbacks to get it done.
But it was only the preseason… I’ll stick to it and maybe naively believe Collaros does shake off the rust and regains some of his past winning form.