HAMILTON — On paper, the Tiger-Cats have the look of a team that should cruise to an East Division title and contend for the city’s first Grey Cup since 1999.
It’s been 20 years in the making, but Ticats fans have plenty of reasons to be in their seats every time Jeremiah Masoli takes to Tim Hortons Field. Masoli led the league’s most exciting offence last season, leading the CFL with 405.6 yards per game and an average of 9.1 yards per play through the air.
While there’s new leadership from within, with aspiring young coach Orlondo Steinauer taking over the reins for his first professional head coaching job, there’s no reason the Ticats can’t repeat their breakout season under veteran coach June Jones. Jones will continue to lead an offence that boasts an awe-inspiring array of weapons across the board.
If Steinauer, a renowned defensive specialist, can elicit the expected results alongside new coordinator Mark Washington, fans have plenty of reason to believe they’ll be watching their team try to win a championship on Nov. 24 in Calgary.
2019 draft picks are not included.