Think of th two predictions more like we lose by 15 if they play or 23 if they don't ..just guesses
Hi Catsfanwaiting ,
Well as others had mentioned , SASK seemed to be playing with us as they could have beat us by more .
Durant had only practiced 2 days and had a tender ankle . He did not run much and played very conservative .
I think Dressler and Sheets and Simon were hardly used so there are alot of plays we could see this week from him .
It seems they did not need to even get into 3rd gear to beat us .
Durant had very little pressure on him amd Burris was being attacked more and more as th egame went on. I agree the ticats held them back pretty good until half 16 -0 ..i recall thinking the game could haev been 24-0 ...i had hoped that we could come back but as it so often happens with the ticats they get worse as the game goes on and the half time adjustements tend to fabor the other team .
We did limit sheets well until the 4th and that concerned me when he ran like 6 times in a rowfor about 8 yards a pop when the defence knew he was going to run...that was when we shoudl be destroying the oline and back but we didn't .
the ticats linenackers scare me as they sam and will are alwasy outr of position and will and middle are now very undersized and easily blocked on a well executed play ..we have seen countless long runs this year because of it ( stewart , kackert , henry ) who ever plays sam seems to be running all over the place always out of position and the wil as well .
an example of this would be the play where the olineman caught the touchdown ...it seems sask just had to clear the zoen and have the lone reciever cross to the other side of the field and that leave the other side wide open for a back olineman to catch a pass . As we speak cortex is likley scripting similar plays to have the same otr corner or half move out of their position to cover a receiver crossing to the other zoen only to leave that are vacant ...
Bagg running passed two of our backs ( bucknor and parks ) was also very concerning .
we had no pass rush to speak of and our db;s were gettigj way with murder on tugging the shirts .
our recievers are no helping burris at all on broken plays and gigure just goes down after he catches the ball if he catches the ball..he has no ability to beat a guy one on one . I sense burris has no confidence in chevon as i watched the tape of the game and saw chevon openmany times out of the backfield and burris kept looking for another option and ended up getting sacked .
we have absolutely no running game so CHICK AND FOLEY AND WILLIAMS must be fighting in practice over who will get defensive player of the week ...durant , dressler and sheets are doinmg the same fo roffensive player of the week
anoither thing that disturbs me is we all go on abouthow good SASK is . Well guys liek Bagg and Butler were Canadian University Players and they are just not that good . Rey Williams was with us and he is not that good.
The problem with the Ticats is they don't get out and get the key ingredients for a good foortball team ( aside form QB , they don't have a big play receiver and they don't have a bonafide running back or even a running game ) on defence , they have no true pass rusher and no big linebacker and no big play presence on defence . They have no real shut down corner and no ball hawk or big hitter )
the team also makes countless mistakes on execution , penalties , ability to help the qb coming back ...on defence they are too easily fooled still and they don't strike any fear in any QB ...