So start both Stephen and Daly in the secondary. Which equally talented nationals are backing them up ? Edem (playing well in BC) and King (not as good an option) are both gone. Easy to say just deal with the ratio but if even one - and even worse both - were to be injured in a game putting in less talented players is NOT going to = success. Ignoring the ratio or not being prepared with the players to deal with it is VERY costly financially - Just ask the Riders.
As for the game yesterday, Zach certainly was off his game, and he and the receivers often seemed to be out of sync, but it was made MUCH worse by the poor play of the OL, Filer definitely had some rust after missing 6 games and Pete having to sit out the second half just compounded the problem. Gable was fed the ball on Labour Day because Stubler rushed 3 most of the time and practically invited the team to run the ball. It's a bit harder to pick up rushing yards when the opposition is sending the house on most of the plays.
This was a golden opportunity to take over first place and the team totally missed it just making the road ahead harder for themselves. Argos were pretty much playing for their playoff lives but Hamilton did not seem to have the same sense of urgency. They really need to stop beating themselves (inopportune penalties, sloppy tackling, etc) and they'd probably have more success. I really wish Austin had held on to that second challenge flag but he trusted his QB's judgement and it worked before (in Calgary). However on that last toss into the end zone that resulted in a pick, Gable, I believe, the only Ticat in the area who might have been able to catch the ball had he been able to get to the spot, was upended on the other side of the goal post and of course NO FLAG was thrown on the play. That's probably a challenge that Austin would have won if he'd still had one left.
Hoping that they find enough solutions to knock off the larks on Friday night, but another short week isn't going to help.