There was never a thought to pull Dominique Davis from the game in Week 4.
The Redblacks have Jonathon Jennings, who has lots of starting experience, as the backup, but he didn’t enter the game against Winnipeg as Ottawa stuck with Davis. Head coach Rick Campbell responded with a strong no when asked if he considered putting Jennings in the and giving Davis the hook.
“No. And I really like Jonathon too. No, we thought Dom would give us a chance to win the game. As a team in the fourth quarter it was a one possession game and then we got down by two scores and just couldn’t make up the ground,” Campbell said on TSN radio 1200 in Ottawa.
“I think he can give us a chance to win and I think he’s going to keep growing and getting better. I sure like his demeanor and mindset. We think he’s going to keep progressing.”
It’s the first time in Davis’ career that he’s won the starting role. The Redblacks opened the season with an upset victory in Calgary and beat Saskatchewan at home for a 2-0 start. Last Friday Davis completed 21-of-36 passes for 234 yards with two interceptions and did not direct a touchdown drive versus the stingy Bombers defence.
“The interceptions in this game, especially the one at the end were just in desperation mode. Things can look a little bit different when you’re behind and you’re desperate to make up points,” Campbell said.
“We just never got in a good flow offensively.”