Good read here from Josh Smith of 3downnation
He was at the game in the stands
I liked these parts especially
Good… No, GREAT: The BMO experience
While not perfect — I was seated on the east side of the stadium and the sound system over there apparently was not working today — after just one preseason game, you can already tell that BMO Field is a massive improvement over the SkyDome. Something as small as the refillable collectors’ cups coming with Argos logos on them is a major step up from how the team was marketed at the Dome (any type of item bought at concession stands came with Blue Jays logos on them). The crowd was fairly decent for a preseason game as well, and those who were there seemed interested and engaged, and perhaps most importantly, they were young. I saw a lot of younger people in the stands. Twenty-somethings, teens and kids, and they were excited to be there. There are still some kinks to be worked out here and there, but this is going to work. You can just tell.
[b]Good: Worry not about the defensive line
[i]Fans need not worry about the team’s defensive line following the mass exodus of talented players this offseason. John Chick’s motor is as advertised. On the game’s first play, he blew by his man and nearly brought down Logan Kilgore. If this is the John Chick we are seeing during the preseason, I cannot wait to see him in the regular season.
Another new addition that made quite the impact was former Argo Delano Johnson. All reports are that Johnson is having a fantastic camp and he added to that by picking up a sack in the second quarter today and just being a general menace while he was out there. Johnson is making a strong push to Ted Laurent’s defensive tackle mate to start the year and performances like this will push him closer to that starting spot.
Another defensive tackle that had a very good game was former No. 1 overall pick Lyndon Gaydosh. You won’t find his name on the stat sheet, but he was constantly taking on two linemen and doing so rather well. If Gaydosh can become the player many envisioned when he went No. 1 overall three years ago, the Ticats will once again have an embarrassment of riches along the defensive line.[/i]
Good: Nor the offensive line
The Ticats starting offensive line looked spectacular today. When Jeremiah Masoli was in the game, he had a lot of time to make his reads and faced very little in the way of a pass rush. Masoli also made quick reads, which helped the line look so good, but even with that and without a pair of starters, Hamilton’s hogs looked very good. This offensive line could be the best we have seen in Hamilton in some time.[/b]