AKA on the heading "How Low Can We Go" or "Starting Again From Rock Bottom" with the hiring of the new GM,
even with two wins since my last post six weeks ago, things statistically and tactically (X's and O's) have gone from bad to worse.
No doubt since early August playing the best team in the Stampeders three times was most of the trouble after blowing it against Toronto.
If you are looking for more of a silver lining, well okay we still have the most kickoff return yards in the CFL plus also the second-best kicker ex-punting. But hey after the most TDs in the CFL are scored on your team, of course you are going to receive more kickoffs right?
Otherwise here is weeping reality as far as what is on Tillman's executive dinner table to hell with his plate. Or perhaps turn that table into firewood with a chainsaw and order a mahogany one anew? :? You get the idea.
Serious house cleaning is more in order than I had thought and than some have been saying too given how this team's defence not only stinks but the entire team makes too many mistakes to defeat itself.
Worst Run Defence In The CFL:
Includes allowing 6.8 yards per running play
2nd Worst Pass Defence In The CFL:
8.6 yards per pass; let's just call it the worst considering we have allowed more TDs than any other team!
2nd Worst Passing Offence
Tied For Most Penalised Team In The League With BC (and Montreal after taking out the bogus penalties in the Ti-Cats game)
2nd Least Sacks By Defence
2nd Most Sacks Allowed (Tied w/ Toronto)
Giveaway/Takeway ratio a whopping -19 -- Worst in the CFL by a -15!
Visually there is too much evidence, particularly against the Stamps in the red zone, to show our ineffectiveness against the Stamps play-action run sets in the red zone that involve slot bunches, or a stand-up slot receiver otherwise, lining up where in the old school there would be a tight end:
Note that all those examples were from the FIRST game against the Stamps this season, and we improved nothing since as far as I can tell. If the pass coverage is not bad enough to make you gag, check out the absent pass rush in which Burris can just have his way each time!
It seems somewhat frightening right now to think about playing Toronto given that they run successfully some of the same offencive sets, not to neglect to mention other teams who have premier access to such film. Winnipeg is also running more tight-end sets now as evidenced in their trouncing of the Riders last weekend.
3:40 -- Here is it not like I did not warn the Eskies -- double tight-end screen pass to Boyd at LOS T42 to set up the mismatch against TJ Hill with hardly a chance against Boyd. First down Argos. Most credit here goes to Barker well over Hall's head for this great call.
4:13 -- Key converted 3rd and 2 on the winning drive off the double-tight set.