Dropped numerous passes throughout the night. (That was our receivers.)
Dropped two interceptions that were so easy my 7-year-old cousin could have had them and blew two coverages so bad they might as well have walked the ball into the endzone for the Als offence each time. (That was our pathetic secondary.)
Took way too many penalties for the third straight game. (That was our entire team.)
Consistenly failed to pick up the blitz and provided less than two seconds for their QB to throw the ball on 2nd down. (That was our offensive line who seem to be getting better but have yet to gel.)
Couldn't put any pressure on Calvillo, allowing him to sit in the pocket for what seemed like forever and pick the defence apart. (Most notably the Desriveaux TD)
However, Jason Maas is the guy who threw a terrible INT in the end zone and missed numerous open receivers all night (some of which were brought up by the TSN panel....most notably Jo Jo Walker wide open 20 yards down the field when Maas ran for a 3-yard first down).
All I'm trying to say to the Maas haters (and there are MANY of you) is pulling him (or cutting him) is not going to eliminate all of the other problems this team has.
Will it eliminate some problems at the QB position? Sure....but they'll be replaced by many other problems Chang brings to the table as a rookie with no experience.
That's great that Chang hit a 71-yard bomb for a TD....but he also threw 6 or 7 straight incompletions to end the game. (Finishing 4-for-11 = brutal.)
"Timmy went in and hit the big ball but I didn't think he exactly set the world on fire where you go and change your quarterback," Taaffe said.
Taaffe knows that throwing Chang to the wolves right now by making him the starter is not the right decision. Why kill his confidence? Get him some more reps and develop him like the hot prospect that he is.
"I'm trying to play Timmy to get him work, get him ready. We'll see how it plays out. But I thought Jason Maas competed tonight and did a lot of good things in the game."
Anyone that can't understand this simply doesn't understand football. When Taaffe feels he's ready, Chang will start. Until then, please shut it.