I apologize to those members of the forum who expected me to do my game thread(s) and the witching thread with the usual ruthless efficiency yesterday. I had company over last evening, so I wasn't able to contribute as usual to the threads.
As for the game last night, I think that it was the most wowing performance by a Ticat secondary re ballhawking (thanks Rod, drink 5) that I can recall since the Michael Bishop room service pick-six festival we had in the Peg years ago. It was a combination of Bad Hank plus an outbreak of good DB hands plus brilliant switch and snag on the part of Breaux on his pick. We had good pass rush from the front seven as well that set the tone defensively.
Offensively, I did like the attempt late to balance the attack. Collaros often did not have a clean pocket but was able to move the ball enough to ice the cake the D kept serving up. I think that Giguere's play in the slot has really created a pleasant problem that Condell and Austin will need to solve by shifting someone out to wideout since Sam is really producing well when subbing for Fantuz.
The Banks return TD was incredible and absolutely vital in shifting momentum. I hope he's learned his lesson after the near-safety-going-in-reverse debacle in T.O. and will continue to go north-south with his first stride to make positive yardage on his returns.
Those are the initial impressions I have from last night. A slow start again nearly bit us in the butt, yet the defence really stepped it up in the clutch to slam the door!
Oski Wee Wee,