Our Special teams had a A+ rating at the beginning of the season; and were very much contributing to our wins.
Now we have taken a slight step back, still good but I rate them a B-.
Punt and Kick Returns: we were frequently scoring on this aspect of the game, but there have been no TDs in the last 5-6 games; or even good returns that have lead to great field position and we have ended up scoring a TD or achieved FG range. Other teams have figured out our schemes, we need to make adjustments. Improvement here can really help our offence.
Curtent rating this as a C+.
Field Goal Kicking: Liram has been missing some makable field goals lately; but he is connecting on the majority. Current Rating B.
Cover Teams: This has been the
most consistent part of ST. They have mostly contained the opposition and have not allowed a TD.
Current Rating A+
Kickoffs and Punting:
Haven’t seen Liram Shank too many punts, usually angles the punts well. Distance apprears to be decent, but could use a little improvement.
Current Rating: A-
This is an unfair comment. My original comment was about Edmonton playing with Trevor Harris.
At the time, it was not clear Harris would be out…and once Edmonton got used to playing with their back up, they were very pyched up and came within a hair of beating us.
Yesterday the Cats had a perfect onside kick . Today the Bills had a perfect return of an onsider and took it to the house .
That return in Buffalo reminded me of a Henry Sorrell return against the Argos ( I believe) in 1969 or 70 . The Cat linebacker was on the restraining line when the ball was kicked straight at him . He caught the line drive and took it all the way for a TD . Most of the Argo cover team ran by him while trying to get down field. It looked like the Keystone Cops .
That memory has been buried for quite some time but thanks to the Bills, I retrieved it. Probably tomorrow it will be gone again .