57 yards in returns on 13 Argo punts. Ugly average. Needs a serious upgrade. Banks and/or McDuffie will help.
Swayze Waters crazy wind aided punts down to the goal line didn't help us. On both of those long punts the ball appeared to strike the orange pylon before going out of bounds. Why is that not a single? Would have given us much better field position into the wind.
If the ball hit the orange pylon then it's out at the one yard line.
Return game? go after Chris Williams, forget the animosity it wasn't about him it was between his agent and the CFL.
If they don't take him back another team will take him.
The game stats show 7 punt returns for HAM with an average return of 6 yds. TOR returned 5 HAM punts with an average return of 6.4 yds. I thought Koch, as a fill in for our injured returners, did a good job of catching some difficult punts.
I thought Swayze Waters did a great job of kicking for Toronto. Not only did he have great distance ( with & against the wind ) but his hangtime & placement was excellent. I can't recall a game where the kicking performance of one player had such a significant influence on the game. He literally held the Argos in it. Between Hamilton's mistakes at crucial times near the Toronto end zone and the kicking of Waters the score was a lot closer than it should have been. I think it is appropriate to give credit where credits due. Kudos to Swayze Waters.
Before his signing, Medlock had not punted fot the better part of three years. The missed FG was, I believe, another situation if a bad snap and an attempt at a good placement on the pad. It also looked like the laces were sideways. Don't forget, we were using our rookie long-snapper at that point...
Last home game vs. the stamps I watched Medlock calmy hit 61 yarder after 61 yarder in warmup, landing the ball in the back of the endzone.....yes he missed a 47 yarder in the second quarter in that game but he calmy hit a clutch 52 yarder in the 4th quarter! Yes he missed a 38 yarder yesterday but I can tell he doesn't have the best chemistry with his holder right now :? Medlock is 17/20 on the season, long of 52, Waters is 23/26 with a long of 51. Id say, they're equally good kickers, Waters wins in the punting department, but Medlock has never been known for his punting. Medlock has a slight edge in KO distance....
Swayze Waters is a punter first, kicker second as it shows. That was arguably the best placement punting performance in CFL history yesterday! Medlock is a Kicker first, punter second, as it shows. I would still take Medlock to kick a game winning FG for us in the Grey Cup, but that's just my biased opinion!
Fully expect Banks and/or McDuffie to be back soon enough.
Koch did admirably with all things considered. They wanted safe hands fielding punts back there.
Don't think they expected a guy to have a 53 yard average for almost 700 yards in punting! Including 2 inside the 1 yard line.
Medlock got out kicked by Waters pure and simple. This was the only thing that kept Toronto in the game. I'd give my vote to Swayze Waters for ST POTW hands down on punting alone.
Ticats coverage teams were excellent but still took too many penalties.
With the way the wind was, I don't think the opportunity was there for a big return anyways. The Boomers with the wind of 60-80 yards don't allow a return to be set up. Nor do the 30-40 yards into the wind as they're too short.