The Ticats year in and year out have tried to make CONSTANT CHANGES BECAUSE OF THE FANS in an effort to make IMPROVE the team and IMPROVE everything Ticat related on and off field better for us… The FANS!!!
And all we STILL do is COMPLAIN!!
Fire this coach, get rid of this player, run this play, hire ANOTHER NEW coach, find some new top notch talent from a mythical island of CFL players that can block and catch and throw, the new PigSkin Pete looked at my kid the wrong way, the mountain on my Coors Light can wasn’t blue enough, the sun reflection off the SCOREBOARD is in my eyes, the music is too loud, the music is too low, the bathrooms smells, Bob didn’t say hi to me when I interrupt him in the middle of a conversation, this fan was standing in the middle of a play, what’s wrong that player, that player sucks… MAN Enough is ENOUGH!!
You don’t think the Ticat management are already AWARE of what’s wrong with the Ticats and are trying whatever they can/could to make things better on and off the field?
Haven’t they tried to improve things by ALWAYS bringing in NEW players, NEW coaches, NEW systems and NEW front office staff year in and year out in order to TRY and improve things?
Maybe what the Ticats need is a YEAR WHERE NO CHANGES ARE MADE!!!
Ever think that bring in so many new players, many with LIMITED CFL experience will take some time to learn a new coach system and to learn the CFL game? As we all know and seen, it takes some time for someone who has been playing basically NFL style football all their life to learn the CFL game?
Look at all the teams that are successful in the CFL now? BC, Sask, Montreal… They too had some rough early years. But they kept that core group of players TOGETHER and PLAYED within the SYSTEM at least 2 years before the constantly winning started.
And I truly believe the present Ticats team has a core team of key Offensive and Defensive players that, if given a chance, to play together under one constant coaching system. That will RULE the EAST and the CFL in a next year or two.
And then, mark my words, there will be one game early NEXT YEAR, in which the core group of offensive and defensive Ticats players who’ve played together now for years under a constant coaching system. Will come together and truly dominate the game on both sides of the ball. And that will be the game in which the new era of WINNING will begin in Hamilton.
There are numerous of examples, past and present, in all leagues where this philosophy of getting a core group of players and making small, minor improvements year after year will usually result in a winning championship team.
And I truly believe we have this NOW in Hamilton. And make any more short term knee jerk reactions now will only cause MORE misery in the future.
Yes it will be tough to watch them lose, but as we all can see in the last 2 home games… they are slowly making the game competitive and respectable in some aspect of the game. Ex, tonights game, the defense played a good game and if the offensive line played better, we would have won that game. But they didn’t because one aspect was lacking.
As someone once send before, “Good teams always find a game to win. And loser teams always find a way to lose” The team didn’t find a way to lose tonight. No, they played well enough in which could have won. But they just couldn’t find the gear win tonight. And that will happen.
And if you don’t like watching a team grow together and becoming a winning group of one. Then maybe its better you stay home and off the Ticats.ca/Forum and the Fifth Quarter. As you’re constant barking and constant complaining for new players, new coaches, new everything isn’t going to do any good in the long term and makes the typical Hamilton Ticat fan look bad.
Sure it took sometime, but we now have a smart group of PROVEN CFL EXPERIENCED FOOTBALL PERSONAL running the team. And they are already aware of how improve the team for the LONG TERM.
So sit down at your seat at Ivor Wynne and get ready to enjoy the rocky road to the Grey Cup in 2010!!
And if you don’t like waiting… tough.
STILL come to the game to show BOB and the TEAM that we are the BEST CFL FANS ANYWHERE!! And we’ll always be there in the tough times!!
Oskee Wee Wee to you all!!