Hmm ? This reminds me alot of the LEAFS ...They show signs that they can play well and then have a few good games and everyone thinks they are on their way and then they hit a wall and play bad for long periods of times .
Good teams are consistent and most teams can have a good game here and there . For many reasons this is not a very good team :
- One of the biggest reasons is the HEAD COACH ..He seems not to be a players coach and he has made so many poor decisions in games with the recent 3rd down and one field goal and the many challenge flags not thrown .
I think players do not want to play for him and the team overall seems very ill prepared and also come out if the 2knd half outsmarted after the other teams adjustments .
Burris is no longer the man he was before . He is too inconsistent and throws the ball in danger areas too often ( double coverage )
We don't have a go to running back . Avon has looked good and we should use Chevon and Avon together but neither one of them alone is a complete running back like the guy we saw this week in Simpson .
Fantuz and Giguere not used enough and not used properly . These tow guys should have many more plays runs for them especially Fantuz ...
We have very little pass rush. This has improved a bit with Peguesse but we need B. Davis in there too .
Not having Knowlton in there ..He is difference maker . causes fumbles , stips balls , gets inteceptins ...he was defensive player of the year
7 Rey Williams is always getting faked out and leaving a hole in the middle .
8 The overall defensive backfield is average at best ..... we need at least one shut down db that can get some stops
9 The team lacks the preparation and sense of urgency and fight . The two Argo games were huge for us fans to help us get to the grey cup this year but obviously not so huge to the organization and players .
10 the Winnipeg games was HUGE for us to get into the playoffs but obviously not so huge to the organization and players
11 . I think it comes down to Bob Young expecting more ...He spent good money on OBIE AND MITCHELL and WOMAK and then they spent big bucks on CORTEZ and BURRIS and FANTUZ and none of these guys are being held accountable .
Last game Henry Burris was throwing behind guys and into double coverage . Did anyone see the floater he threw to Williams where williams got corked . He also threw a real low ball to Bkari that would have been a good gain.
If we want to get better we need to raise our expectation level and figure out how to develop a quarterback as i can't recall the last time we have developed a QB ..Maybe Kerrigan ? We have Cortez and MCMANNUS in here we should be able to develop a QB .
I blame the overall teams lack of preperation and play calling and will to win and determination in the winnipeg game .
Chris Shultz said at halftime that the team that wants it the most will win and well you saw what happened .
Burris was visibly terrible as was Rey Williams .
I have not even mentioned the penalties which I think falls on the coaching as we know disciplined teams and well coached teams don't get like 14 penalties ..a few facemasks, roughing the passers , offsides . too many men ..you name it
the sad part of all of this is that we signed CORTEZ to this huge deal and he is the biggest problem ...
What to do ?
NFL CUTS :
BRING IN a bunch of guys that can play :
DLINE - PASS RUSH
and start building for next year
Start grooming a CFL STYLE QB
We can try MARTELL MALLET next year
our receivers are fine
our outside linebackers are excellent
Draft a lineman with our first pick DLINE OR OLINE
Get that Laval linebacker we drafted OUT OF LAVAL Frédéric Plesius in here along with the olineman PETRUS
AND Carson Rockhill to fight for jobs
If I was Hamilton , I would play Porter and LeFevour the rest of the way to see what we have and bring in some NFL CUTS at QB .....as Burris is old and inconsistent and he has shown he is on the downward slide ..we know to get on the upward slide .
So release Burris , Cobourne and Rey Williams
And let the young guys and NFL cuts come in a fight for those jobs
we can let Alex Joseph / Kanya try MLB until we get some guys in here
We can play Chevon and Rutley and hopefully Grant to see what they have
I like Cobourne but we have to build this team for the future like Calgary did letting go of Burris and Reynolds