All I can say is "wow"! I am absolutely disgusted with everything I've read around here over the last few days. I haven't responded to anything because I was afraid I would lose it and probably get banned from this board for a while. (Why? Because I'm not Drumming God or Zontar and I wouldn't be able to get away with calling people "complete retards" and "idiots".)
I have a few things to say about some of the topics discussed after the game:
Jason Maas has played one game and some of us are already driving him out of town. Kevin Eakin might have some potential but give me a break....give Maas a few games to get comfortable in the offence. He deserves that at least. And by the way, Maas wasn't the one holding, jumping offside, and missing assignments on Special Teams....Enough said.
Some of us are calling for Craig Yeast's head because he dropped one ball after getting hammered by a big-time hit. Yeast is not a smash-mouth receiver and isn't known for going over the middle. You don't ask Corey Holmes to run in short-yardage or goal-line situations so why would you ask Yeast (5'7" 165 lbs.) to make a tough catch over the middle in traffic on 2nd down??
He isn't Archie Amerson or Mike Morreale and never has been....that's not his game. I'm not saying this is acceptable for any receiver, I'm just saying you can't ask a guy to do what he can't do. However, Yeast can do many good things on the field so sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. He's a game-breaker, not a possesion receiver.
- Yes we had some undisciplined play, but yet again we go into Toronto with Tom Wright in attendance and just get hammered in the penalty department. Take a look:
What a joke.
Penalties: 16 to 7
Yards: 121 yards to 93*
(*48 of which came on Pass Interference and Rough Play Disqualification calls)
Now I don't know about this game, but the part that bothers me the most: It's ALWAYS like this when we go to Toronto. You can't tell me we ALWAYS deserve twice as many penalties when we play at the Dome. It's almost like they apparently play a flawless, clean game against us every time.
- Yes Pinball's wife added words to the anthem and yes I was a little offended by it but no it's not the end of the world. What ticked me off about her performance was the length of it....between the extended and slow version of the national anthem, the rediculous Chris Jericho thing, the player announcements and the officials waiting for the Dome to open, our guys were on the field for 25 minutes before the kick-off.
Football is a game of emotion especially in the first few minutes when the boys are really fired up. It's pretty touch to sit around for that length of time (and no it wasn't the same for the Argos because we hit the field at least 10-15 minutes before them) and still be pumped up and ready to go right out of the gate.
- I have never been treated more poorly in Toronto then I was on Saturday. I was ambushed after the game by a group of goofs (who just happened to be wearing Argo jerseys) when I was in my car trying to drive home out of the parking lot. Some drunken idiot jumped on the hood of my car (denting it) while others were shaking it and knocking on my windows waiving their Argo flags everywhere. Apparently they got a look at my jersey and got a little loopy with excitement.
I have no problem with getting the raspberry from Argo fans especially after we lose if it's all in good fun. These guys were out of line and it got to the point where the Argo fans in the car behind me waiting to get out of the lot had to yell at them to get off my car so they could get home too.
It was very tasteless and I'm not very happy about it but I know that some Argo fans probably get the same treatment when they come down here.....so basically all I'm saying is that I don't care if you're an Argos fan, Cats fan, Polk High fan....SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT! I would never treat an Argo fan the way I was treated and I expect the same consideration in return. Classless on the parts of those people.
I don't even think the Damon Allen hit was worthy of a penalty (see #3), so how can someone say that Shaw did it on purpose? What he did on purpose was plant Allen into the ground like he was supposed to. Let's face it, Damon has been hit twice this year and has been injured both times. Maybe it's time for him to consider not playing anymore since he's 43 years old.
Spergon Wynn is a good QB. People are talking about him like he's a practice roster player. We got beat by a talented guy who is capable of putting up those kinds of numbers against any Defence in this league.....bottom line.
Anyways, that's my two cents.