“Offence wins games, defence wins Championships.” This will be Quebec’s motto for 2015. Quebec’s defence is stacked with experienced talent.
In the defensive backfield, they have four true shut down coverage-men: Cornerbacks Rodarius Spencer, Demetrius Price and Defensive Backs Jumelle Duran and Glen Jenkins. Well rounded DB Ray Porter moved up the depth chart and will be starting at Safety. This is a posse opposing QBs, RBs and receivers need to be terrified of.
As for multiple All-Pro, run stopper Cody Richardson, he moves from safety to inside linebacker. Richardson’s addition to linebacker core, will allow OLB Jovan Ridgely and Gil Escalante to create a hell storm on opponent QBs. On the d-line, DE Darrell Campbell, DT Zander Wallace and newly acquired DeLonn Parker will hold down the stronghold.
Entering into his eighth season, QB Bruce Kennedy still has the strongest arm in the IPFC. However, he is getting a reputation of being reckless in the pocket at times. For insurance, Quebec signed free agent Sean Miller. Miller was the starting Quarterback for Saskatoon last year and had a concrete season. However, Saskatoon’s 2014 5-7 record was not enough to keep his young talent around. If Kennedy starts turning the ball over to opposing defences, Quebec fans will see Miller behind center Taylor Yarbrough. Yarbrough is ranked the #1 center by the IPFC Journal.
All-Pro veteran Wide Receivers Lonnie Peterson and Jerome Bell are back for their tenth seasons. Peterson still has wheels and Bell is clutch. Slotback Mel Matthews was named the IPFC Comeback Player in 2014 and has stayed on the straight and narrow. If they can remain healthy, any or all three of them could be one-thousand yard receivers. The forth receiver position is filled by Brenden Dobko. Dobko is replacing retired sure-handed Ian Hamilton.
Another impactful retirement was Quebec staple RB Darren Ward. Ward was injury prone throughout 2014 and saw less than one-hundred carries. As Ward’s replacement, Quebec signed RB Cedric Foster. Foster has a similar playing style to Ward except he can catch passes.
Pass Offence: 3rd (14.5)
Run Offence: 2nd (11)
Pass Defence: 1st (17)
Run Defence: 2nd (12.5)
Overall: 1st (55)
2014 Record: 9-3