It’s one week away, and there’s lots of questions.
Have some of our walking wounded healed up?
Has our defense figured out how to get off the field?
Will Masoli play?
Will the real “its not who we are” Ticats actually show up?
This season could continue to be a disaster, or this is the start of a climb back to respectability.
I say we win this one, especially if Shiltz actually takes off and runs with the ball a few times.
It’s one week away, and there’s lots of questions.
Shiltz was OK last game but not spectacular. His accuracy at times was off by just a bit.
I’m hoping a good week of practice with 1st Team reps sharpens that up.
This is actually a great opportunity for Shiltz to demonstrate whether he is a leader or a just a career backup.
Expecting a much better effort from a well rested team. But I still see the offence struggling against a tough Ottawa D. To me it’s a close one either way, whether Masoli plays or not.
I am concerned by Shiltz lack of accuracy on short routine dump-offs, he missed a number of them which are drive killers.
Yeah that was weird. He was hitting receivers on long bombs but then missed the short throws.
Maybe that’s a good thing though. Most of our short plays go nowhere since there is rarely any effective blocking.
Based on his performances last year, I predict a better game from Shiltz, especially on those shorter passes. Also a couple of designed QB runs wouldn’t hurt.
I would be a little concerned about Shiltz running too much. If he gets smashed then who will take the reins of this team?
I doubt Powell and Perry are ready.
It’s been Masoli’s Kryptonite his entire career.
I’ve been thinking that, with Tyree Adams performance in his first start, Friday, the RedBlacks would likely continue to give Masoli more getting adjusted time, this week, before he returns to action. But, I see Ottawa’s next game, after us, is vs. Winnipeg. That, in my mind, makes a Masoli start more likely for Saturday night. The TiCats would, probably, appreciate an announcement, of that being the case, to help sell some tickets.
If Hamilton can beat ottawa on Sat. it could really help them in the standings because the next week, we get Edmonton and Ottawa gets Winnipeg.
But, as pointed out, in anther thread, we get Edmonton, out there, and probably after just 1 day of practice prep. The Cats could practice twice, as there’s nothing in the CBA that guarantees a day off during a period of less than 6 days between games but this team’s history says they will get one, on the Monday, and practice only on the Tuesday.
Reading the entries under this Forum topic [Game #4 vs. Ottawa], nothing illustrates the precipitous fall from grace for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats early in the season, more vividly than the uniform doubt from the rabid fanbase, regarding the possibility of a Tiger-Cats victory on Saturday evening.
My oh my, how quickly things can change . . .
It was just one month ago . . . even though the Tiger-Cats were returning home from Percival Molson Stadium after a meaningless loss in their final Pre-Season game, I don’t think anyone was questioning whether the Bo Levi Mitchell lead Hamilton Tiger-Cats would be able to defeat the Ottawa RedBlacks at Tim Horton’s Field on July 8th. That was a guaranteed victory.
Just one month later, and 3 “Beatdowns” later, the Home game on July 8th is far from a guaranteed victory. The video does not lie . . . this team deserves to be 0 - 3 at this point in the season. I am certain the men in the locker room are just as shocked as the fans are (probably more so) about their current predicament. I am also certain the players remain confident that they can leave the stadium with a victory on Saturday evening.
But unless something changes drastically between now & Saturday, they will be planning a trip to Alberta while still searching for their first victory. It is still very early in the season, and if the 'Cats believe they are much better than their record, they should plan on demonstrating this for their doubting fanbase on Saturday evening.
Those men in the locker room better respect the fact that so far they deserve every bit of that 0 - 3 record. The video does not lie . . .
After attending the 2 games this week in the CFL i can offically say MTL OL is way worse then ours… We maybe 0-3 but no one OL is worse then montreal. Our QBs have only been sacked 5 times in 3 weeks where as Montreal has 15 sacks so I will give our OL credit where it is do. I know the results havnt been going our way but atleast we are not leading the team in sacks against
I think Ottawa is leading the league in sacks, not only did they bring down Doege quite a few times but they sacked Fajardo 6 times in the Mtl game. It’s going to be tough to stop Maudlin and Cleyon Laing with a makeshift O line
0-4 here we come
The Ottawa D has twice the number of sacks that our has (12-6).
How “patchwork” will our Oline be on Saturday?
You have to take those “6 game” injury delegations with a grain of salt.
I guess around 6pm Tuesday we’ll start to have a better idea.
J.Masoli is taking first team reps at practice today ……
I figured he would be starting