Ask Sun sportswriter Tim Baines about the Redblacks and the CFL season

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Let’s talk Redblacks

The season opener is June 10, this Friday in Winnipeg, and the Rouge et Noir are coming off two straight three-game winning seasons.

There are a lot of changes in the Redblacks’ starting lineup, especially in attack. The entire offensive line has been new for a year. Of the five receivers starting Friday, only one – Nate Behar – was with Ottawa in 2021.

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There will also be a new running back – Devonte Williams starts this week. And, of course, the 2018 CFL East MVP – Jeremiah Masoli – is the team’s new starting quarterback.

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What are Ottawa’s chances? Ottawa’s 2022 win total is eight. If they can win that many games, they’ll be in the game in what should be a close race in the Eastern Division.

Meet Tim Baines

Tim Baines has been covering sports in Ottawa for three decades. He’s been writing about the Redblacks since they joined the CFL as an expansion team and daily since the inaugural 2014 season. Baines played college football for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and the Sheridan Bruins .

For one hour, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tim will read and respond to your questions and comments.

How do you think the Redblacks will fare this season? Go to the Comments field at the bottom of this story and post your questions and comments now.

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