After a loss, the fire the coach and change the QB topics always pop up.
I feel that they are warranted though. Just when you think that the Cats have turned the corner, (2 or 3 impressive wins in a row), they get blown out and lose. We can never get more than 2 games above .500.
MB took this 3-15 team and made them a .500 team the last 2 years. 2 years ago .500 was great after 4 years of 5,4,3,3 wins. Last year, we were .500 again. I feel that we underachieved. Look at the roster from last year and this year and you can point out the All Stars. We have a heckuva team but how come we can't get more than 2 games above .500.
My thoughts from yesterday:
-I knew in the first quarter that Glenn didn't have it, overthrows and 2 and outs. In that situation, you should pull Glenn for a couple series to try and calm him down. You can't just run him out until the 4th quarter. He didn't have it and when he doesn't have it, you can see it early. Even the dropped passes by Grant wouldn't have done anything except to add a few more yards to the 19 we had up to the mid way part of the second quarter.
-we have an elite running back but we come out throwing. MB comes from the offensive side of the ball and I know that he has a hand in the offense. On the road, you have to establish the run. 5 rushes for 2 yards? Unacceptable. I know we got down 15-0 early but there was a ton of time left to grind out points
-Marcel Young. This poor kid got beat I don't know how many times. Montreal look to his side of the field all day. How do you not got to Chamblin and get this kid pulled. Bo Smith and Hinds had great days. I think there was 1 catch and 1 penalty against Hinds and I don't remember Smith being beat. Speaking on the defense, we couldn't stop the receiver screen!
-post game comments. I started listening to the 5th quarter and turned it off. MB says the exact same thing every time we lose. Got out played, got out muscled, couldn't match their intensity, gotta look at the tape, etc, etc. To me, he doesn't seem like the guy who goes into the room after the game and tears a strip off these guys.
MB has taken us to this level but it's not time for someone to take us to the next level. We are a .500 team with MB. To me, that's not good enough anymore.
We have 8 games left. I think we will beat Edmonton and Toronto twice. The rest are crap shoots now as SSK and BC have turned it around.
I would be surprised if we weren't a .500 team again this year. I want to and hope to be proved wrong, DEAD wrong but the stats say otherwise.............