Toronto Sun: Ticats have edge on special teams

Marcus Thigpen will be the primary returner, a guy who simply can’t afford to fumble the ball in the manner he did in last year’s bitterly disappointing loss to the Argos on the same semi stage.

Chris Williams will be prominent as will Avon Cobourne, a three-headed monster the Als cannot match.

And there’s the booming leg of Justin Medlock, who won’t have to worry about any swirling conditions or quirky features inside the climate-controlled Olympic Stadium.

Sean Whyte has had a great year in Montreal, but not many kickers in the CFL have Medlock’s leg strength.

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I would love to see an exciting opening kick off return for great field position ( if not scoring out right) and then onto a TD.

Could really set the tone for the game and give KG some confidence stepping out there.

A nice return without a TD is preferable because historically the scoring team has a psychological letdown after that and usually goes on to lose. It happened last year to the Cats and this season it happened to another team. Matt Dunigan actually went on to explain this phenomenon on one of the TSN panel segments.