For the Cats, assuming Leonard will be one of the two INT Reserves, I'm wondering who the second will be. On the chart, one would guess Addison, but Coach Jones spoke highly of him, and his versatility, this week and he's also shown as the #1 punt returner for this game. Howsare?
Noticed one error on the TiCat chart, too -- Jones is *'d as an INT, which he's not.
The Cats’ victories in Games 9 & 10 have certainly upped my opinion on whether, or not, this year’s edition of our team can be a serious contender for finishing in first place and having a great chance at getting another shot at the Grey Cup. But, I think it’s this return match, where another win despite the historical odds against it, that will make me a full believer.
If I’ve taken in, correctly, what I’ve read in threads here this week, only once (2015) in the past 30 years of hosting on Labour Day, has our team won that game and, also, the following game on their schedule. They’ve gone 19-10-1 in those 30 games on the holiday and just 6-24 in the games played the following week.
Nevertheless, I think how his game goes may be more the coaches against the coaches, in what they’ve done on these days between games, than the players vs. players, and I’m more confident of another win than I probably should be.
It’s a tough game to win for sure and a betting man should take the Argos. It really is about game plan and execution probably our biggest failing as a squad. Having said that, this season is all upside down so let’s take the Cats in a thriller!
This game kind of reminds me of our two game winning streak at the beginning of the season.
Then we came out flat against a beaten down Riders team.
Lets hope cats dont get over confident. If they play a sound game, they will win.
It was interesting to watch Williams in that game because his approach to kick returns is very different than Banks. Upon catching the ball Williams has his head up and seems to analyze for a second or two where the lanes are opening up, then makes a juke or two and hits the seam. Banks on the other hand doesn’t possess the same vision and tries to out run the coverage usually down a sideline, which the opposition has figured out.
The Cats on paper are a much better team. But the only way they lose is if they start to self-destruct like they have been doing all season. Even in the games that they won against the Esks and Argos, there were entire quarters that they stunk up. If they can stay disciplined with penalties and avoid turnovers then they will be fine.
Recall hearing on 1150 yesterday that since Bob Young has taken over the team, when playing TO on Labour Day and then the following week, the cats have won both 3 times, lost both three times and split 3 times.
this may not be accurate, just repeating .
(*just ran through the numbers, really has been a lot of non-labourday labour day week games since bob young has taken over. actual record of sweeps since 2004? argos-3 ticats 1, splits, several)