I liked the title of this thread.
Thanks 'Cats for an exciting season. I could lament how it ended, but I think every fan hopes for a Championship run every year... Then again, that's they play and why we watch, to win.
I'm already looking forward to 2011, and watching a receiving corps deep in talent at each position benifet from a whole training camp and season together (Bauman especially finished 2010 looking like the up-and-comer I've always said he is). We've got 5 guys that have proven they are a threat from anywhere on the field at reciever.
Our defence as a unit finished an adverse year with smashmouth style, and brought back the grittyness that I've always identified with in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. We are an intense, and hard hitting defence, that's a danger to forcing turn-overs. I can't wait to see this unit play together next year, and I'm especially proud that we have 4 starting calibre players in Kirk, Reid, Hinds, and Barker.
Canadian talent is represented all over this team, and they do one hell of a job. Thanks boys.
I'd like to point out another (sub) unit that many overlook or completely fail to recognize for their excellent play and contributions, special teams, and specificly our coverguys on Kick, and Punt teams. The last third of the season especially these players really blew me away in how well they executed their assignments. Getting down field FAST, staying int thier lanes, keeping containment, and minimizing both return yardage, and penalties for no-yards. Names that come to mind, Matechuck(big big peice of our ST's, not only long-snapping, but getting downfeild and making tackles), Beswick, Marius, Y. Carter, Barrenechea, I. Brown.
yeah, so, thank you 2010 Tiger-Cats, I had a hell of a lot of fun rooting for you!