Random thoughts and observations while waiting for Round 2 of the Winnipeg-Edmonton battle ...
The officiating crew in Winnipeg last Friday is taking some criticism for letting the game get out of control in the final moments.
There were two scuffles between the Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos in the final 1:14 of the game at Canad Inns Stadium that led to three ejections.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the flags fly this Saturday in the rematch game at Commonwealth Stadium (5 p.m., CHED, TSN possible blackout) at the first sign of bad blood starting to boil.
DEPTH CHARGE: EDMONTON HEAD COACH DANNY MACIOCIA HAS PREACHED THE NEED FOR DEPTH ON HIS CLUB ALL YEAR.
This coming game might be the biggest example of the need for depth.
It's possible Edmonton could be without starting left tackle Joe McGrath (knee) and starting middle linebacker Agustin Barrenechea (if he's suspended).
Garrick Jones could be one option to return to tackle, but that adds another import to the roster.
Scott Coe is a possible replacement for Barrenechea if a suspension comes from the CFL head office.
HOPE & PERRY: THIS IS THE LAST GAME FOR FRED PERRY ON THE NINE-GAME INJURED LIST AFTER BREAKING HIS LEG IN TORONTO IN JULY.
According to the club's transactions, Perry didn't officially go on the nine-game list until after Game 5 in Hamilton on July 25.
Perry is still holding out hope he can play again this year.