Great assessment Chief. :thup:
Comments and questions below as this was the only game I could not see through the CFL Underground down here and had to resort to only our standard undercover ham radio and the CFL site operations.
A good start at a fix for us is allowing no more than one sack and committing no turnovers, but here is the rest.
Ray overthrew a couple guys, and a couple times it didn't look like he and the receivers were on the same page.
With Ray's and the receiving corp's decent numbers with no interceptions, how were our yards after contact (not just after the catch at the pro level of play)? Was the BC defence just that good in the secondary as well? Or do our guys need more agility and strength training to boost the "shake and bake" after the initial contact after the catch?
Plus Robertson tore us apart in the first half. He had over 100 yards. Our guys couldn't tackle him for nothing.
Dire problems here, as with his total of 168 yards on 11 carries with one broken for 61 yards, that still leaves the rest with almost 10 yards per carry! :o Are they attempting to wrap when they tackle too or just going for the stick as usually ends up in a bounce and missed tackle? Inexcusable from professionals! With that stat alone it is alarming and we have to be thankful that BC managed only one touchdown, because a team that can run the ball like that will win most games.
The O-Line isn't helping matters.
5 Sacks Allowed. And we thought Hamilton had issues with pass protection? :roll:
The only bright spot is Whitlock. It looks like he's picking up where he left off last season.
Strangely they blocked very well for the run, but why not for the pass?! And right Whitlock's doing his part and then some except when throwing to him it looks like he needs better protection and better plays.
I'm just learning now as a new fan how much more of a downer for an offence a sack is in the CFL compared to in the NFL with four downs, and you tell me how many teams allowing five sacks in the CFL are even going to come close to winning a game lest they can match it defence and force turnovers?
3 fumbles with 2 on offence by Ray including 1 near the goal line when easily we could have scored a TD. With no turnovers by BC, it's rather tough to overcome that many mistakes and win a game for that matter.
Dare I say it to go with the next comment, and I can hear the howls coming already from a few fans, geez the way that game ran for both teams for sake of field possession and field goals you would think the teams were running ball control/game management offences like in the NFL and both with solid defences than what I would expect more in CFL ball! :o
Good thing that was not the game chosen to be on the NFL Network either or we'd have to hear it from too many new fans down here who would not know better as we saw on Thursday night and on Friday night for which highlights made the Top 10 plays on ESPN Sportscenter.
And Paul McCallum at age 40 years old 6/6 with a 50-yarder? Are you kidding me there is hardly a kicker in ANY league who could match that feat, as other than a 44-yarder and though the others were short, usually someone botches a snap or hold or there is a block after that many attempts! :o Heck after he kicked a 50-yarder to make it 6-0 early in the 2nd quarter I had to go out to work out and kick some balls myself but no I did not even come close to matching that feat at my of age 38! Note there are almost always a few kickers and punters also in the NFL who are quadrennials too for those of you who think 40 is "old" for a kicker or punter (or in general :lol: ).