I think the Cats took 18 penalties last night in a pretty decently officiated game. Rounded off, that's 18 first downs that the offense needs to come up with and that's asking a lot of any offense let alone one as pathetic as this one.
But those penalties represent more than that. To me they represent:
coaches who are unable to communicate with their players.
players who have given up
players who are selfish
players who are stupid
players who are lazy
players who are not good enough
That many penalties would make it difficult for even a good team to win the game and we know this is far from being a good team. The coaches must deal with the number of penalties their guys are taking.
Woodard was also holding quite a bit and had some false starts as I recall.
Sad to say, but anyway glimpse of a turnaround we may have had in the Winnipeg win is kaput.
The O-line must be reworked at the tackle position, I believe. I am not sold on Woodard at this point. Giving Dyakowski a look at right tackle and shifting Davis to his natural left side might be the long term best bet. We shall see.
I also like the Cody at safety experiment. It will take time for him to adapt, but with his hitting and ballhawking skills, a successful transition will pay huge dividends down the road.
Continuity IS important. Knowing what your realistic postseason chances are, however, permits one to make these kinds of experiments. I will not begrudge Charlie and his staff from trying to find the right combinations.
Also the CBC guys especially Lee ( who i cant stand ) made a point to show Jim Popp on the field complaining about an illegal interferance call against Montreal and even showed the replay . Yet they never showed any of the replays of the similiar calls against the Ticats ???
I guess Popp has seen so many flags go up against the Cats that he figures his team isnt supposed to get those kinds of calls against them .
hey barney fife, i completely agree with your thoughts on the types of players that are committing these penalties.the common denominator is players.
the types of players-these are the types of players that are being signed by the big cheese, why are none of the other teams committing these types of penalties at an alarming rate? because they don't sign these types of players, that's why.good point on
the character traits of the players that suit up for your hamilton tiger-cats.FIND OTHER PLAYERS!!
One penalty that wasn't called on Montreal that I thought was really obvious was just after the half, they got the ball, but had to punt. They punted the ball straight out of bounds at our 27. Isn't the new rule you're not allowed to punt it out of bounds between the 20s?
The comments are right on the mark...our OLine does not "have it" and shoving injured players like Pascal into the lineup doesn't solve anything, but creates other issues.
Another poster nailed it when he said bring back Coach Sal to sort out the OLine; if Bob's got any money left, hire a couple NFL linemen and get past that Greg Marshall thing of so many Canucks on the line.
At the same time, don't expect to be winning anytime soon, until the imports start to learn the Cdn game, know each other and understand the gameplan....and just start praying that we can hold on to Jesse, as he is in fact a part of the future!
think the Cats took 18 penalties last night in a pretty decently officiated game. Rounded off, that's 18 first downs that the offense needs to come up with and that's asking a lot of any offense let alone one as pathetic as this one.
I might be nitpicking..but it was 18 penalties, but only 125 yards. So maximum by that argument, it was only 12.5 first downs that need to be made...plus some were on defence and coverage special teams (no yards), so the offence wouldnt be responsible to make up the difference....