Leif Peterson said the Cats have "zero leadership" on yesterday's broadcast. The panelists (Dunigan, Schultz and Climie) have said the same thing almost from game 1. Desjardins said it on the 5th quarter after the game yesterday (i.e. the team has no hierarchy from the players to the assistant coaches and beyond). He also said on previous occasions that the team lacked any life during practices, in the dressingroom and lacked a sense of urgency during the games---all instances when the team leaders if there were any, would've stepped up. Lancaster said guys like Maas, Vaughan, Ranek, etc. were too new to the Cats to make their presence felt as leaders--I don't buy that excuse but what he is saying is that there was a lack of leadership this year.
I still think the personnel on the team isn't that bad. Mind you, I think the Cats are a few players away but I think one additional area that needs to be addressed is team leadership to get more out of the guys they do have. Please don't trot out old names like Morreale and Hitchcock. They were there and didn't move into the leadership vaccuum. And I think if Maas, Vaughan, et al could've done it, they would have.
An Argo fan