Some great plays and individual performances by a few of the Tiger-Cats against BC, particularly by Jermaine Reid, called to action for the first time in a long time. Also, what a wonderful accident to learn, as we did earlier in the year with Bruce, that Mann should be playing inside. But, if there was ever a worse 1-game performance by a head coach in Tiger-Cat history, I don't recall it.
2:30 left in the first half. Ahead by 7 and outplaying the opposition in a game that means everything to them and nothing to us, playoffs next week, and he chooses to try on 3rd and very long yard, just shy of mid-field, and fails (again) with his chosen "sneaker" who stands up tall to try and get the yardage. A minute and half later, the game is tied. WHY?
Ahead by 7 at the half, he leaves all of his starters in for ALL of the second half. Unless, I'm wrong the only reachable individual record remaining was McDaniel's 1000 yard season. It became obvious that getting that was his plan, or the plan of his QB without objection from him. It led to perhaps, even probably, losing McDaniel for the semi-final or more, while leaving him 2 yards short of likely bonus dollars, risking injury to other can't-do-without players, and leading his team to a situation where they will undoubtedly question their ability to succeed in the playoffs. WHY?
And, another full game of choosing to take the ball, after all opposition FGs, at the 35, keeping the ball out of the hands of the team's top play makers on KO returns. WHY?
I could go on, but that should be enough to qualify for this "title."
Overall, after 18 games, with the great improvement in talent, it's very disappointing to be heading in the playoffs on a 2-game downer with the same record as last year when we hosted the semi on a 3-game win streak and lost.