For years, I felt that we needed a very good DT and I feel the same today; while we have a good defence,it would be much better with the addition of a good DT; unfortunately,it is hard to find,at least for us.
While I have no doubts that Jim Popp knows it, he has not recruited the "perle rare",yet.
When we compare our defence with other, we realize that we are a smaller defence; we tend to focus more on speed. Just for comparative purpose, I compared the yards gained and given by us and Hamilton,for the first 2 games of 2011. Why Hamilton? Since the beginning of the season,TSN and Media have,again and again, mentionned that Hamilton has the best 3 linebackers in the CFL; they keep praising praised Renauld Williams; what an off-season signing; the same for Avon. Best RB and what will the Als do. Well,after 2 games we gained 214 yards rushing,compared with 141 for Hamilton; we allowed 135 yards rushing,compared with 276 for Hamilton. Not too bad. Avon has definitely realized that in Hamilton he does not have the same support/ as good personnel as with the Als. A few more games like the first 2 and he too will complain.
I have confidence in our defence and coaching staff; adjustments will be made to improve,at least I hope. We had a very good second half in yesterday's game and it should continue. We may not have as good a defence as Toronto or Winnipeg but,to our advantage we have much,much superior offense than them.