Great article. Love Dunk's writing!
Thanks for sharing ottawacat! (BTW, the game's in Hamilton.)
What struck me most about this article is that Cobourne just may have nailed he single most glaring deficiency with this team
In the fourth quarter of their last six losses, the Ticats have been outscored by a whopping 98-40 margin.
However, while it might be hindering Hamilton’s improvement as a club, Cobourne doesn’t see it as something that can’t be corrected.
“It’s just us not making plays [at crucial times],? Cobourne stated. “We’re in position, but we miss a block, drop a pass, run the wrong way here or don’t make the right cut there and we’re in a down and distance where we’re behind the chains. And it hurts us.?
Like the savvy veteran he is, Cobourne recognizes how his current team differs from the championship clubs he has been a part of in the past.
“It’s totally different, personnel is different,? he said. “There are a lot of younger guys here. It’s hard to put that in perspective – my championship teams everybody was older and had years in the league.?
“That’s the only problem when you have those young guys is they don’t always get it as fast as you want them to. We have guys here that can make the plays, but it’s about when is that light going to come on [for the younger players].?
Coubourne has been sharing his knowledge and experiences in the Canadian game with Ticat newcomers in hopes of speeding up their development.
“We have a lot of young guys here and we expect them to make a lot of plays,? Cobourne said.