It seems that with everyone celebrating a great win last night an important point has been lost in the shuffle.
Sandy Beveridge was the difference on Defence last night. He played what was in my opinion his best game as a Ti-Cat.
I have been one of the many on this site who have been critical of SB’s play and I am not afraid to admit that he showed me something last night. Taking nothing away from the rest of the D, because they played in their usual stout style, but Sandy came up huge many times. I think that the only weak spot in the D this year has been at safety. If I was an opposing D coordinator I would have attacked that position all game long. Last night that tactic was not available.
Sandy broke up passes on the sideline and made several key sure tackles when they counted. Just look back at the play he made against Reynolds where SB was the last man to save a TD. Sandy had a great 1st half but he was a little less visible in the second half. In my opinion, that is because Calgary played AWAY from him. They actually adjusted for Sandy’s play midfield.
I would be willing to argue that what we saw form the defence last night was how they could play game in and game out with consistency at safety. If you get a chance, go back and watch the game and pay attention to how there was a chance for Calgary to make a big play only to have Sandy take it away
Great play last night Sandy. Play like that every game and there will be no weak spots on the D.