Not sure how many of you are familiar with this but.. during the ticat/rider game last week.. the announcers mentioned that outside of the run you had late last year once you made the playoffs.. you take away those games and in the last 12 regular season games.. the riders record is 4-8. so i'm not sure what the problem is, i think it's been there for a little while but was hidden abit because you got on a roll in the playoffs last year but.. 4-8 in last 12 regular season games means its more on just the new coaching staff..
from an outsiders perspective.. last year and the year b4 really.. u had fantuz, bagg, getzlaf, dressler and some other american receiver.. this year u have dressler, getzlaf and some other dudes playing. losing fantuz and bagg for that matter has hurt your ratio and has also hurt your offense... your O was called the Canadian air force.. not so much now is it? your D has given up 100 ++ points in 3 games and u play the als... 150 in 4 games? 35 a game.. your o has lost so much of its talent that... to expect them to put up 40 when the opposition is averaging 35 is a pretty crazy thing to do.. fantuz, bagg, getzlaf, dressler.. that was a fantastic group.. right now u have 1/2 of that and u are missing your big play guy in fantuz.
but when the d is giving up about 35 a game... how many games do you think you will win? i'd say not many... not in the year 2011 when most defenses are very very good. you guys will get to see how a 2011 defense is supposed to be run when the bombers visit you on labor day.
the other issue is TAMAN... in the bomber days.. we had terrible db's and a pretty garbage d most years.. the guy couldnt find guys to replace the current guys he paid way to much to get.. i'm sorry in a way because my ideal grey cup every year would be winnipeg vs sask but.. this guy... has not changed. i remember 2008.. did nothing free agency wise, just signed aging vets to ridiculous contracts... we were supposed to dominate, rule.. that was our year.. funny thing happened tho.. we got older and we didnt find any depth.. and sucked. taman was fired and now we got a great d and if our o starts to play like we know they can, well... we are you guys a couple years ago and you are now in the situation we was a couple years ago.