I’m not trying to lay all the blame on Mark Washington for the Grey Cup loss but is it time to start asking questions about his effectiveness in preparing for Winnipeg?
I kept wondering how it was that when Andrew Harris carried the ball his average gain was 10 yards. We seemed incapable of stopping him. Partially because of his powerful running but also because of sloppy tackling. We also saw his other team-mates getting behind him and pushing him for extra yards.
We all know Andrew Harris is a game breaker. How much preparation was the defence give to contain him. Whatever it was…it was not enough. Also some of those overhead camera shots from behind the Winnipeg offence clearly showed huge open spaces in our defence that allowed far too many first downs and long completions by Winnipeg.
There were some occasional stops on Harris by our D…but in my opinion we were totally out-schemed by the Winnipeg office for most of the game. I can’t count the number of times I groaned out loud and yelled " fer crying out loud stop them!!!"
The game of the year for us… and we couldn’t handle Winnipeg’s offence. It looked like out D was in disarray at times. There was no excuse for that.
Anyone else see the need for a new defensive co-ordinator for 2020?