By Steve Milton
[b]the offence did more than enough to supply the 2012 Cats with a winning season. But a head coach cannot be judged on the performance of one-third of the team. He is responsible for everything, and that includes the spectacularly flawed defence. Somebody has to take the fall for that - besides the mobs of defensive linemen and backs who've been tried and found wanting.
And so, Cortez' first chore will be to dispatch his defensive co-ordinator. Although Cortez's offence contributed to opposition points in both debacles, this team gave up 43 points in its first game of the year and 43 points in its last. If you can make a case from those numbers that the defence appreciably improved in the 18 weeks between them, please send us the name of all your math teachers. They must be immediately decertified.[/b]