On the immediate post game wrap-up on CHML last night, John Salavantis pretty much made a sweeping statement about our final drive that went horribly wrong.
He said: With 48 seconds left after running back the kick-off, it was almost an impossible task anyways.
I know that everyone mostly puts a lot of stock in his words but I do shake my head at some of the ways he can sweep things under the carpet.......at times he sounds like an enabler and will not call out the obvious. It gets frustrating to listen to at times.
Fact is that Coach Sal has been around the CFL long enough to know that 48 seconds can be an eternity if the clock is managed well and the proper plays are called to get in field goal position. That has been proven hundreds and hundreds of times over the years in the CFL......two glaring examples are our Grey Cup win in 1972 and our Grey Cup berth in 1998...and those are just two examples.
Last night's game was very winnable even in the final drive.......two more quick receptions of even 10-12 yards would have been more than enough for Setta to attempt a field goal...
The final interception resembled a last play Hail Mary pass rather than a possession/postive yards play......it wasn't necessary and a sure, quick 10 or 12 or 15 yard pass to the sidelines would have been the play to call......and probably one more after that.
It just struck me funny that Coach Sal would write off the last 48 seconds like that in the CFL........he knows better than that.
Anyways, his comments caught me off guard and I'm wondering what you think about what he said.
That's about all I have to say about the game last night......that was our game and we handed it away on a silver platter. That's a real shame. Many players let the team down when we most needed them.