We had a long time to prepare for this game and Argos had the short week. In the first half, except for a couple of 3 man rush calls where our defensive got schooled, our defence played very well. They regularly disguised blitzes and hurried and made contact with Ray, disrupting the Toronto offence. It seemed that Creehan had made some adjustments to the defensive package and it was working in that our D was harassing Ray consistently. We were ahead at the half.
Then, like some sort of bad joke, Creehan went back to his old scheme it seems, little pressure and many players back. Toronto then continued to go through our defence like Swiss Chees. Creehan was jumping around the sidelines like a monkey on steroids, clearly lost in space. Predictably, as in the previous games, our Defence was unable to come p with stops, and given our O was off today, we lose again.
What this game showed me more than any game this year, was that we indeed may have the players that can play defence, they clearly played their hearts out in the first half and then aggressive in your face approach was successful. We have the players that can do it, BUT when Creehan went back to CREEHAN THEORY OF DEFENCE systems and shut down the aggressiveness, we were toast.
Now, without a shadow of a doubt, it ain't the players, IT IS THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
PREDICTION: If Creehan is not fired, we do not make the playoff.