HAMILTON — The Edmonton Elks went to the locker room winning by 12 points for the second consecutive week as they led 21-9. This time, not even a two-hour weather delay was going to stop them from getting their first win of the season, a 24-10 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on Thursday.
Former Cat Steven Dunbar star of the game steals the show. Who lets this guy, Dunbar go? Dunbar and White were the glue of last season’s offence in Hamilton. Powell would have won this game with Dunbar( still in the hammer) and White catching touchdowns in my alternate football viewer.
Congratulations to the Elks - they played well enough to win. However, my Cats are a different story. This had to be one of the worst games I have seen in my 75 years of watching them - from missed field goals, dropped balls, poor tackling and all around poor play by the O-Line and defence - it couldn’t have been worse.
If Steinhauer and the coaching staff are concerned they should be - they have to know that the Hamilton fans will not tolerate this kind of performance for long - the organization has a responsibility to field the best team they can - and this ain’t even close!
‘Edmonton wins’ are two words I haven’t seen together for a while. I ran that combo on Google and all I saw was page after page of ‘Oiler’ results. It could be that the Elks will break the internet tonight.
After that last missed FG, you could just see the players deflate.
They dominated the 3rd Q, but came away with no points, and Leggs was a big part of that.
I was worried that we made the wrong choice after Leggs was like 14/14 earlier, but I have to now agree with Jon, it was a no brainer to let him go.
Oh yea, we are melting down all right. It seems like we are living in Murphy’s Law land. No consistency in any aspect of the game. It doesn’t matter how many quarters or halfs they dominate if you can’t score any points. aaaahhhhhhh!!!
Legs left 9 points on the table (8 if you include the Rouge) while a brain fart on special teams wiped out a punt return TD. Those are the kind of nagging details that kill the Cats every week. Throw in an offensive line that’s always been a team weakness AND expect your surprisingly efficient raw rookie QB to perform miracles while running for his life… is a sign that management has no clue as to how to build an offense.
It’s can understand your frustration. I’m frustrated just typing this reply to your post.