In something that has, unfortunately, become the norm for this sports franchise, the team started the year looking like a second-rate high school team.
It’s gotten embarrasing.
Mark Washington’s Defence is a complete joke. Zero pressure on Collaros all game, and pathetic pass coverage.
BLM couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn at ten paces. Two INTs and a lost fumble by our star trade/FA signing is about exactly the same output as Dane Evans last year - I hope he’s treated the same way by those who roasted Evans all last year, but I doubt it (agendas and everything).
There were FAR too many undisciplined penalties - and ALL of them were avoidable. It should be drilled into players’ heasds in Pop Warner football to NOT kick the damn ball when the play is dead. No need for a Bundy Splash after the play.
But what galls me the most was Orlondo’s comments a half time. “You’ll see a completely different team in the second half.” Complete BS.
There’s been a lot of talk about “culture”. All I have seen is a culture of losing, a culture of unprofessionalism, and a culture of futility.
The Special Teams came out to play. A couple of fumble recoveries led to two TDs in the fourth quarter. That being said, an illegal Punt out of bounds, and TWO Illegal Kickoffs (from the guy who missed the entirety of Training Camp) are inexcusable. I will give Flint a pass, but he also had two punt singles that should have stayed out of the end zone.
Even when the team made it close, they simply couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities. They couldn’t stop Winnipeg running the ball down their throat inside the final 3 minutes. BLM had a BAD game, underthrowing and overthrowing recievers all night.
If this team doesn’t clean up it’s act, we WILL lose to Toronto next week.
This is the second year woth Orlondo as President of Football Operations - meaning he rubber-stamps the three-headed GM decisions. In other words - it’s all his mess.