I have great hopes for Jonathan Crompton, quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes. I hope he comes through and becomes a dominate player in every aspect of his position. Really, I am not sure if there is a Plan B. Troy Smith was plan A and Alex Brink was plan B so I guess in reality Crompton is plan C. Now he does have moments of brilliance but the team needs more of them. Over the first three quarters on Friday night only 68 yards and seven out of 10 possessions were two and out. Come on, Crompton, in many ways you are in the right place at the right time to make it happen. After the two losses to Calgary, it was important for Edmonton to get back to winning. I thought Mike Reilly played his best football in the fourth quarter and Adarius Bowman is having his best year in his CFL career. But the two guys that are on their way to making the transition from noticed once in a while to noticed all the time are Kendial Lawrence and Tyler Thomas. Both are running backs and both are 59 and 195lbs. When John White went down with injury, Lawrence recognized the opportunity and performed. It is so true in pro football that staying healthy is so critical to success. Not only when you are healthy you are active and contributing to winning but you also keep the guy behind you a€?an unknowna€? talent. The more the guy behind you is unknown the better because everyone now knows about Lawrence. As for Thomas, he is a part-time running back and a very good kickoff returner. Thomas is going to take a kick and return it for a touchdown before this season is over. Too much confidence, too much explosive speed, and too much ability to break tackles not to capitalize on at some point this season. The Eskimos have an interesting game this week in Hamilton because due to the absence of Darian Durant in Saskatchewan it is Edmonton that has a great shot at finishing second in the West when all is said and done in early November. In Calgary I dont know the bigger story. How well the Argos played in the first half of their 40-33 loss or the fact they gave up a 29-point lead to lose in the second half. Or maybe it is Calgary and their ability to come back and win. I guarantee you the celebration in the locker room after the game and winning the way they did was like a playoff game victory or winning a division at the end of the season. To be able to maintain concentration, faith and effort down by so many points says a lot about not just ability, but resolve and character too. It is true that people rise or fall during adversity and when you rise, it says a lot about what is inside you as a player because what is inside is eventually expressed on the outside for all to see. That was a great game to watch and an even better one to be a part of. With Toronto, they can play winning football, they just dont know it and therefore must prove it for four quarters. In BC Place the Lions moved two points ahead of Winnipeg and have played one less game. The Bombers are on a slide; losing five in a row is tough to deal with but losing Drew Willy is tougher. This is their bye week so the ability to regroup and re-evaluate is an asset in the moment. Still no doubt this is a make or break scenario coming up for Winnipeg. Out of their six remaining games, four are in the West so they control their playoff destiny, but do they have a quarterback presently on the roster to get them there? Finally, I was really impressed by Hamilton. Yes, they played the Roughriders at the right time with Durant out and Tino Sunseri in. Orlondo Steinauer had a good defensive game plan for a quarterback starting his first game and his plan changed the game. Still it was the best I have seen the Ticats play in a long time and Zach Collaros gave every indication all is going to be ok. Taylor Reed, number 44 out of SMU, looked really good at middle linebacker. 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"As long as its with a win, Im happy to have it," Lowry said. "Ill take the thanks from the team and congratulations from all my teammates. But as long as it came with a win, thats all that really matters." Lowry grabbed his 10th rebound late in the fourth quarter, continuing a string of strong games hes had for the Atlantic Division leaders. Hes a Philadelphia native and played two seasons at Villanova. He didnt get a chance to stop by his old school -- though current and former Wildcats had to be watching. Lowry was nearly flawless in his latest homecoming, and didnt commit his first turnover until there were about 2 minutes left in the game. He shot 7 of 11 and hit a trio of 3-pointers in 35 minutes to help keep the Raptors in control of the worst division in the NBA. "Its always special to play here," Lowry said. He had help putting the game away. DeRozan scored 16 points in the fourth, including seven straight early in the period as the Raptors opened a double-digit lead. 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