I’m a little surprised no one has said a thing about the game Wilbur had.
His hit on Owens was a thing of beauty, as was his successful run for a first down.
Great to see that kind of intensity, let alone from a punter.
Everyone in the endzone kept rippin’ on this kid and I had no idea why.He plays like an all-star every time he’s on the field.Are his punts always boomers?No.But since when do you see a punter play like a RB deeking guys out and play like a LB diving straight for a guy and not just making a picture perfect tackle, but leveling the guy he’s tackled.Wilbur is something special and his future in Hamilton is bright :thup:
He made one of the nicest tackles of the entire night on Owens, and left one Argo jockless on the fake punt, and some people rip him? After the mess that was the Palardy experiment, Wilbur should be the toast of the town. The kid is great and I hope he’s wearing Black & Gold for a very, VERY long time.
Wilbur impressed the heck out of me yesterday. The tackle he made was a thing of beauty, and he didn't shy away from getting hit on the fake punt - no slide or dive - which set the tone for the special teams play all day. It was strange how both him and DeAngelis had problems with the wind in the first quarter. It seemed to be affecting those guys' kicks in that direction, even though the breeze didn't feel all that strong where we were sitting.
I don't get it either. A 41 yard average isn't horrible, especially given the wind. (Is that before or after the runback? can't remember. If after, then even better.) And that punt that hit just inside the line and bounced out? Perfect placement - looks like he's getting the hang of the CFL field. And as for his tackles, I agree with everyone else on this thread - great work.
From where I was sitting up in sec 6, I could feel the wind gusts and saw how they immediately knocked down all the kicked balls at the open end of the stadium...It was extremely evident on DeAngelis' FG attempt, the kickoffs, and to a lesser degree, the punts. What really surprised me was how much stronger the wind felt when I moved closer to field level! I watched the game later from my PVR and the TSN announcers made mention of it several times.
Deangelis came out early for the 2nd half to practice kicking at that end, and even with no pressure I think he only made 2 or 3 out of about 10 tries. The ball kept getting pushed right.
I can't believe they made the guy trying to win the car kick in that direction. Although seeing those kicks I don't think it would have made a difference.
My boyfriend commented on that. It was awesome. He got off to a bit of a rocky start with the punts, but definitely made up for it. That fake was really exciting and totally unexpected from him. A pass I could see, but running it was GENIOUS.