Possible QBs for the Cats

The Ticats should sign Cody Fajardo or Bo Levi Mitchell during the off season. I think Saskatchewan Roughriders will let him go by the look of it. Ticats stupid if they just stick with Dane Evans for the long future without considering upgrading in the QB position. Dave Evans is a horrible QB very clumsy, always hurt himself, run into his lineman, fumbles the ball and threw 16 tds and 16 INTS. You have to be a retard if you think Dane is a good QB!

They are not going to spend the kind of money that would be needed for either of those QB's. Dane is the starting QB next year, that is a near certainty.
Time will tell if it's stupid....

Besides, Shiltz is a good backup.

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Cody Fajardo is not an upgrade at QB for the Ticats.

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I would argue that at this point in his career, that BLM isn't either.

This season is not solely about poor QB play. If a guy doesn't have the time to throw a football to receivers who can't get open (or catch a pass without tipping it into a defender's hands)...

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I would say the receivers have been way below avg more than having the time to throw.

Stealing this from Grover

  • Hamilton’s offensive line has allowed only three quarterback sacks in their last four games. In their last 11 contests, the Ticats have allowed just 13 sacks, the second fewest in the CFL during that stretch. It is a far cry from the team’s first five games of the season when they gave up 18 sacks.
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And in Dane Evans last 5 games he's thrown 2 INTs (both in the Sask win), and 0 lost fumbles.

In fact Trevor Harris now has more lost fumbles than Evans

It's almost as if solidifying the OLine made everyone better.

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I personally think the Winnipeg O-Line has been more critical to their success than their D-Line.

And that this current Ticat version of O-Line is the best in recent memory.
Competant tackles and killer interior.

Did Hills bring the running game to the Ticats, or did the O-Line allow him to have big days.
We might get the answer tonight.

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Here is an indication, albeit minor that the O-line is more solid than it has been for a long time; Okafor is playing defense tonight, backing up Micah on the depth chart.
For years, Okafor was the designated sub-in for injured O-linemen even though he was a defensive tackle at St.FofX. Because of recent acquisitions, the 'Okafor on Offense Experiment' may be over.

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Throw in "solely" between "Okafor" and "on.
Other than the season opener, in Regina, for each of this season's first 10 games, the Cats dressed only one back-up OL (Gibbon 6 times, Okafor twice & Pickett once). They've always dressed 2 OL back-ups in the last 6 games, with Okafor being one of them. This week, although his name appears, for the first time, as a back-up on the DL, Okafor remains the 2nd, dressed, back-up for the OL, too. It would be interesting to hear why the coaches decided to move his name to the other side of the depth chart.

Move over William "The Refrigerator" Perry

We have our own 2-way specialist

Too many injuries on the interior D-line, is my guess.

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... say the receivers have been way below avg more than having the time to throw.Stealing this from GroverHamilton’s offensive line has allowed only three quarterback sacks in their last four games. In their last 11 contests, the Ticats have allowed just 13 sacks, the second fewest in the CFL during that stretch. It is a far cry from the team’s first five games of the season when they gave up 18 sacks.
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Look at the stats! Dane threw for more interceptions and fumbles so many times. He is one of the worst QB in the CFL!!!

If Dane is the starting QB for next year they will be in the same spot like they are now, Third in the east! Ticats are a useless team just as good as Ottawa!

I don't understand why fans are slagging on Evans.

He is in his first year as a full-time starter, and he has had to deal with:

  1. A porous O-line that was battling injuries and changes for the first half of the season
  2. A sub-standard set of receivers who have also been decimated by injuries
  3. Lack of a running game for most of the season

He is a talented QB, if he goes to another team, they will develop him into a star QB and he will come back to haunt us just like Cavillo and Collaros. Then you'll all be complaining that we let him go.

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because that isn't a fan...don't feed the troll

I agree. Outside of Tim White and Deondre Smith, we certainly could use an upgrade at most spots. Dunbar has played well but is too inconsistent, Ternowski is pretty good, Durant has failed to live anywhere near his top billing status, and Papi White is a place holder. Ungerer seems to be a bit of a lost man; should he play wide side? slot? returner? all three? who knows. Hes got potential.

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neither boverrated or fajardo would be an upgrade.

sure, it's been said a number of times already, but I felt it needed repeating.

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"Panic in the pocket" kept going through my mind last night.

Evans hasn't been sacked since before the Winnipeg game (correct me if I'm wrong). He's playing behind what is now one of the best O Lines in the league. But have you ever seen more throws into the turf on second down?

No doubt he would benefit from a couple of bigger / better receivers, but he's in panic mode.

There are glimmers of brilliance with his rocket arm, but he doesn't show much touch other than full throttle.

I was relieved when Schiltz came into the game.

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I’d say earlier in the year he would have been trying to force a lot of throws when he felt pressure closing in. Glad he just threw some away. Still tossed a couple of ill-advised throws and wasn’t a great game for him but did come up with a couple of drives when needed. And nice to see Shiltz step up coming in late completely cold.

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Evans is very hot and cold.
I think mentally he is in a bad place at times.
The first time I ever witnessed it was in the 1st Grey Cup he played.
He was so good all season until that game.

The first drive of the game against a bad team set the tone for his day.
The first play he threw a 90 MPH fastball nowhere close to the intended receiver and then the strip fumble.
On that first play his guy was covered short and it seemed he had no ability for a plan B. We really can't afford to have our QB start the game like he did.

I agree Evans seems to be uncomfortable in the pocket. He used to have good reason for this but not now.
Hopefully Great Dane shows up to start the playoffs.