Hamilton is sad. And at this point, though Maas is responsible for some of their offensive woes last night, I have to question the coaching. Enough with the hitch passes. Enough with the short-yardage plays. Maas should have been taking shots down the field the whole night, not leaving it til the fourth quarter, at which point he had built no rhythm with his wide receivers. This team has Vaughn, Flick, Ralph, and Yeast (with Cavil still injured) -- not a bad receiving corps at all. It has Ranek, a very capable RB. But their performance yesterday was disgusting and I really think it springs from bad coaching. Paopao and Marshall are both to blame.
On the defensive side of the ball, the personnel isn't as good -- with Cotton out, the TiCats had no pass rush, why haven't they called Montford -- but again, Kavis Reed sucks. What happened last night is that Calgary outcoached Hamilton in every phase of the game. Smarter reads, creative playcalling, better execution = superior coaching.
I wanted to believe the TiCats had turned over a new leaf this year, but poor coaching is going to make sure this team stays in the basement for yet another season.