While watching the game in the third quarter on Friday, I'm thinking to myself, "We're blowing this game because we can't convert on second and short, and the Argos can". Fortunately we come up with a huge turnover in the fourth quarter, and we find a way to get into the endzone, and then close it out (although that was a bit of a struggle).
All I can say is please let's come up with a better plan on second and short than either a hand-off with a single back or a quarterback sneek when it is less than a yard. When you gain 6 or more yards on first down (which we did a lot), it is supposed to open the playbook up, not shut it closed.
I would really prefer to see Glenn come under centre, and have two backs in the back field on these plays. It just sets up so many more options. When it's half a yard, let Porter sneak it, otherwise don't tip your hand to the defense, it just isn't working. Either have the second back follow the block of the first, or use one back as a decoy and hand it to the other.
So many other teams are more successful at this. Surely we can just use something that is successful for someone else.
What do you think would be the best play call for the current TiCats on second and 2?