I just watched the highlights on CFL.ca and saw what I couldn’t see from my seats last night.
Tasker’s touchdown was remarkable. The way he ran to the sideline and drew his pursuer into another defender was unbelievable. He’s not the fastest guy out there, but that was one of smartest bits of after the catch running I’ve ever seen.
He was amazing. He evaded 2 defenders when he caught that ball, causing 1 of them to take out the other guy, then headed for the sideline. Props to Banks & Faubert-Lussier for their blocking on that play.
Most underrated player in the CFL, Luke Tasker does it again in win over Edmonton, others in the CFL have said this about Tasker and it shows,
The guy comes out and performs game in and game out and probably one of the best catch and runs to score late TD in the 4th quarter in clutch drive for the Tiger-Cats in the win over Edmonton Thursday night.
Great catch and run, fun to watch and good team victory.
I think the big difference in Tasker’s game this year is his YAC play. In the past, he was more the possession guy, and I picture him making the catch at the first down marker and dropping to the ground to ensure the yardage. This year, he is getting the ball at speed, and able to break the initial tackle for yardage. Great receiver in the Tommy Joe Coffey, Rocky DiPetro, Darren Flutie mould.
With Luke evading all the would-be tacklers and scrambling to the end zone in one play rather than just getting a first down allowed the team enough time to get the ball back and into winning field goal range. Count me in for another fan that admires players that save the real celebrating for after the game.