Though there were many plays and errors that contributed to the loss, it still goes back on the defence and Creehan, A third string quarterback looks like a Hall of Famer and they pile up an incredible amount of yards. You can say we do not have talent on defence, and perhaps the players can be improved upon, but I fear that we have an ego maniacal head case who has his "system" and is trying to make the players play it, as opposed to a system that caters to the talent he has.
The stubborn insistence this year to rely on a primarily 4 man rush has cost us all year, and made Elliott a star tonight. The few blitz packages thrown were very effective, but Creehan has his theory and that is it.
Look at the 7 games this year, our defence is last in every category, and consistently gives up 30 plus per game. If we had no offence, we would be winless, and if our offence is not firing 100%, we are toast.
Watching Creehan live at Ivor Wynne clearly shows he does not have the respect and confidence of the players. His antics are tiring, His constant last second juggling of players looks like a Chines fire drill. On many occasssions, the ball has been put in play by the offence while the defence is not even prepared. I have seen how frustrated Williams is with the calls from the bench and the delays in the call coming in.
I am afraid that he is over his head on this job, and the numbers bear this out. Unless a change is made, our season will rely on our offence having to pull it out, and you cannot expect an offence to put up 30 or more points EVERY game. If Creehan stays in charge, we are done.
Not sure if the replacement comes within, or do you do a bold move an bring some one else in at this time, such as Greg Marshall. I do not get the impression that Creehan is the type of person who will alter his schemes, so unless there is a change, be prepared for more of the same. New bodies may help but if the scheme and system is flawed, allstars cannot make it work.
I am so frustrated by the defence that the Burris dropsies and the 3rd and one goof just do not impact on me as the 7 games of total ineptness by our defence.