Burn The Witches Thread, Volume 9

I am sure the odd parked ambulance chaser will avail themselves to come out of the woodwork here, so I will be succinct. This team is a great team for three quarters quite often. That doesn't win championships, however. There was another winnable game gone up the flue. I will have more on this after I have a scream on my back balcony. UGH.

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

Nobody is championship material from the east…

We’ll win out (Ottawa and Montreal, leaving us at 9 and 9) and Montreal and Toronto play next week…even if TO wins out and goes 9 and 9, that means Montreal finishes 8 and 10, and we finish second…if Montreal wins next week, Argos end up 8 and 10…and if we beat Montreal by more than 8, we finish first, no worse than second…so our destiny is in our hands.

Fairly simple explanation for the Tiger Cats failure to clinch the game hen needed. if you are unable to run the ball like Toronto - (Slayton) and use your running back as a weapon receiving don't expect to win any games in this league. Grigsby looked horrible. Blow on the guy and he will fall down.

Have to agree Oski. They had some absolutely dominating moments on defense into the second quarter and in the third and that GREAT offensive drive to seriously close the gap in the third but they need more of that if they want to win consistently or even have a hope in the play offs - assuming they get there.

Had their destiny in their hands not once - but twice - in games against Toronto and they just didn't do enough to put the Blew team out! :cry: :oops:

You do realize Slaton was 16 for 80 yards right... Avg of 5.0.per carry. hardly stellar numbers. .average at best

But having said that... running the ball 9 times is hardly a recipe for success.. having said THAT.. running the ball (planned) 16 times is also hardly a recipe for success

Have to say that I wasn't impressed with Grigsby either but he has only been with the team a few days and maybe tossing him into such a big game when he has hardly had time to learn the offense was expecting too much. Maybe it would have been better to just go with Madu and use Carter a bit for running the clock. He did a good job with that last week - but then we would have had to have a lead and possession to do that!

Yeah, they started with Grigsby and he was the main guy on 3 of the first 4 drives today...it was 15-0 before he stuck with Madu. Madu ended up taking himself out a couple of times, and the last time he took himself out, it appeared he re injured his shoulder.

How could the Cats start this game as flat an uninspired as that?

The D should be embarrassed that Moe Mann beat them for huge plays.

If the Argos blitz and rush 8, that means that two receivers are open. Football 101... RECEIVERS RUN TO THE AREA VACATED BY THE BLITZER!!! Why does this not happen for the Cats? It is the players or the coaching/system?

Can't run the ball in October, can't play in November.

Pro Argo Refs all night , we are going to get these guys in the playoffs it ain't over till the fat lady sings

For TO........32 FDs; 431yds total offense (328yds of it passing) - a little bit too much "bend" for my liking coupled with some "breaking" at the most inopportune times (which seems to be a theme for this club).

If Ray didn't shred our secondary, he sure came close to it.

On the other hand....give the D credit for the 4 turn-overs because without those this game would have been a blow-out.

Sigh. "Winning ugly" is a tightrope that'll only get you so far.

Agree that 5 yards/carry is only average, but "average" is a long way up the ladder from where the Cats are right now.

They really missed Fantuz this game. Particularly his knack for finding soft spots. And even when he's not open, the attention he demands helps to create opportunities for others.

Having said that, there were a few freebies where it looks like Collaros plain-out missed the throws. It's bound to happen sometimes, but in this game it really hurt.

One thing that Forde was actually able to demonstrate when Rod Black shut the ef up for a second, was that the pressure from the rush was forcing Collaros away from the open areas of the field. At one time, both Giguere and another receiver were all alone, but Zach was forced to the other sideline and could not see them. Good defenceive play by the blew team.

This team is showing itself to be just another mediocre rebooted version of a team without continuing, yet again.

Plainly just not that good. no run game, no deep passing game ( is it the scheme, or is it Collaros that can't throw the deep ball?) I've heard various opinions on that. I'm not sure what it is, because we just don;t see that many deep passes

Everybody chill. What we are witnessing is three very good teams beating each other up. I'm still maintaining that the three top teams in the league are all in the East. We're going to end up on the short end of the score once in a while. As long as Winnipeg continues to lead the Lions and hopefully beat them, they will be doing us a huge favour.

The Cats were flat, took untimely penalties on both sides of the ball, The defence couldn't get stops on runs or passes,
TOR gave us 4 turnovers on a silver platter with little to show for it, if it wasn't for the turnovers it would have been a rout
We lost the most important game of the season.
Now we are in 3rd place in a 2 team race with both those teams holding the tiebreakers.

The Cats were flat, took untimely penalties on both sides of the ball, The defence couldn't get stops on runs or passes,
TOR gave us 4 turnovers on a silver platter with little to show for it, if it wasn't for the turnovers it would have been a rout
We lost the most important game of the season.
Now we are in 3rd place in a 2 team race with both those teams holding the tiebreakers.

So much for Winnipeg winning. BC has a pt lead and just punted the ball back to BBs with 20 to play, Only if Willy hcan engineer a big TD scoring drive will they pull this one off. And it ends pretty much the way the Ticats game did with Willy on the run and pulled down before making a last hail Mary toss.

I never thought I'd say this, but the Hamilton fanbase was sitting on their hands for the entire first half. The Argo fans substantially drowned us out, which don't get me wrong is how it should be in Toronto, but it seemed to make those that made the trip walked in with zero swagger.

Thumbs up to those that came to the game and cheered their heart out, and kudos to stepping it up in the second half but by 2 points, once again, the 13th man is who won that game.