....that the Cats will beat EDM, in a convincing fashion, tonight?
If we are to have any serious hope for a late season run to respectability, I think they have to win this one convincingly. With the exception of them going into WPG, totally unprepared, for the season opener, the Tiger-Cats had won EVERY game they've played this year against the 4 teams almost everyone considered to be weaker than them. That was, until last Sunday in EDM.
So, last week could certainly be considered a(negative) turning point. They're on a 2-game losing which, if it wasn't for the complete 4th Qtr. meltdown by the Lions 3 weeks ago, would be a 4-game losing streak. Reports would indicate that the Eskimos, on a 2-game win streak, have done more than the Cats to prepare for this rematch and their two roster changes (Peterson & Ellis in / Binder & Pettway out) would have to be considered upgrades, where HAM's one move (Ike Brown in / Heyward out) is a concern.
To me, those are the facts and so my answers to my 2 questions are ... 1) I can't thing of any, other than home field advantage. 2) No.
Last week was the pivot point for the season. The players are going to do one of two things. Either use that loss as a rallying point, dig deep and start playing to their potential, or allow it to drag them down and the season will be a bust. Tonight the season is up to them. I believe they can go the Grey Cup. The question is do they?
The last two losses (which came down to the last play)we had were because of the mistakes made on both sides of the ball. Obie from what I read wants less mistakes made(read play better) or other people will be given an opportunity. I thought Greg Marshall was going to have a nut on the sidelines over mistakes and I'm sure he will not put up with them much longer. That being said Edm. is a good ball team( Ricky Ray is outstanding)but this will be some players last chance to prove they should start on this team. Ham.31 Edm.21
I think the Cats will win tonight, although maybe not convincingly. Marshall tore a strip off the defense last week and I think that will motivate them tonight and I'm fairly certain if mistakes take place Marshall will make the adjustments quickly. We can't afford to goof around with any more with excuses. The defense kept us in many games and I think they can do it again.
Maybe I need a lesson in use of emoticons. Let's see. Wink followed by laughter ( :lol: ). You don't suppose that might mean I was joking, do you? And the Rolling Eyes ( :roll: ) on my reply, as in "OMG, he didn't get it"? (Probably shouldn't have put the Embarrased in; actually wanted to put it in quotes, but hit the submit button by mistake and then my PC froze up preventing me from editing it. Oh well.)
Yeah, maybe some wishful thinking (hence the fingers crossed). But if AB3 can come out of his funk - not sure what’s happened, but he’s missed a few easy-looking catches lately - and McD can pick up from last week, then we have a shot. I have no doubt Cobb will have another good game, just hope he hangs onto the football tonight. Mann is starting to show why we brought him in. Bauman too. I see Stala’s on the chart, which is definitely a good thing.