So I may be delusional but I do not think that this season is a complete write-off, as so many are claiming it to be. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, but as shown before in the CFL anything can happen during the season but more importantly in the playoffs (Toronto gelling late last season, and BC the year before started 1-6.-- both going on to win the GC).
This team needs a running game first and foremost, Walker is not the guy, he is a change of speed back who should be put in on second downs to give Hank an option in the flat. Chevy in open field = one of the mot dangerous players in the league! BUT he is not an inside runner, or a starting RB for that matter, so get him out of that role. I do not think Gable is the guy either. Right now I think Cobourne (if in shape) would be the most logical fit at RB. He is hard nosed, can block better than most RB in the league, and will get you 4-5 yards a carry. Long Term-- Danny Mac and Drew Alamang need to find some young stud who can come in and have the job for years..
-D Line was non-existent tonight, but that is largely due to SASK o-line. However, with Torrey Davis coming back soon as well as Peach I think they will continue to improve and will have consistent outings later in the season.
-Secondary--- very athletic group, but when Durant has all day to throw guys will be open.I could complete half of those passes if I had 5 seconds to throw the ball every down. Receiver will get open if the QB has time, I do not care how talented the DB's are! Yes there were a number of blow coverages tonight, but that is expected when you start a friggen new group of DB's every game. Orlando decide who your 5 starters are gonna be and for Christs sake, please stick with that group and let them build some kind of chemistry with one another. They will learn each other tendencies and know where they will have help/ and where the DB's will be on the field. But when the secondary keeps changing, I expect to see the same results we are seeing now.
With the east being much weaker then the West this year, I believe the Cats can snag second place if these MAJOR concerns are addressed. It is a long season guys and I am not giving up on Austin (who is the right coach for this group of guys) and this team quite yet.
However, I may just be delusional...