The good - season starting shortly and time to be at the stadium again!
The new stairwells are excellent and he washroom I went in was cleaner than a lot of restaurant washrooms I go in. Nice job!
Yes, some of the wood is split on the benches but we are going after a new stadium with the Pan-Am Games and if this doesn’t work out, look for major upgrades to the stadium I think. So no sense pouring in tons more money at this point, just enough to keep the city safety inspectors happy.
Typical exhibition game, more for the coaching staff and their films than for the fans.Mix of good, fair and bad plays.
One thing I was impressed with was that later in the game, the defence on the field was all rookies or free agents. Not one player from last year. They gave up yards for sure but if you watched, even they played as a unit. A good sign that the "D" should be a lot better than last season.
I sure hope so. They did pretty well and once we get our starters from last year in there, it will be even better.
Mays was pretty impressive and I know I heard Marcus Lewis' name a few times.
I don't remember Woodcock doing much. Both INT's were balls that should have been for him.
One thing I HAVE to comment on was the fact that Jason Farr was MUCH less annoying than usual. No nicknames. No Setta and Forgetta. He actually didn't make me want to rip my ears off this time. Nice job, Jason.
The cats will gel nicely this year. It`s good to know that Printers got a full training camp to learn the system. I hope the receivers show us something this year and that Printers can have a go to guy ( or 2)
On a sidenote. I like our unis, not so sure about the red on the pants? Not a big deal though. Just weird seeing a ticat uniform with red in it.
I agree with the "good".....even Woodcock. I hated that signing but he looked fast, aggresive and made some nice catches in tight coverage. I can admit when I was wrong and I was of the opinion that he had nothing left in the tank. He looks fully recovered from his injuries and I'm guessing he sticks.
I'm not sure what you were watching with Carter. He made a few nice catches and I loved his blocking downfield on a few plays. He didn't impress me to the point where I'm saying he should make the team just yet, but I thought he was pretty good last night.
Siskowic on the "bad" list?? That guy was everywhere on special teams. From what I remember, he was the first guy downfield every kick and must of had 5 tackles on special teams alone. I do agree he looked a little lost sometimes on defence, but that guy is a tackling machine. Once he got his hands on someone, they were coming down. What a beast! Let him learn a little before he starts on defence for now, but this guy should be on every special teams unit on opening night. Just my opinion.
Also, you're missing our entire offensive line on the "good". A pretty good start for this unit. Now I know the defence was laying off and not really attacking, but they were solid. All kinds of time to throw and good running lanes.....I was happy because it all starts in the trenches.
Our beloved Black & Gold looked good for a first pre-season game. Next week will be even better.
2008 looks to be a positive year from what I saw, we've got some solid talent both rookie and veteran.
It was great to see "the regulars" in Box I again after a year away.
Some food concessions not ready to serve.
A couple of rude section attendants.
Cold food in the 3rd Quarter (how long were those fries sitting there....really?)
Same comments from some of the worst arm chair quarterbacks that I've been hearing since '85.
None to mention.....this week.