I never believed in giving up a safety in football. The CFL makes a mokery of the game by allowing teams to continue to give up the safety. As it was today, it was the key to the ticat loss. Even though the Cats came back and took over the lead. In the end the two points conceded were the margin of victory for Sasketchewan.
Again, the defense could not stop the Riders during the last 7 minutes. Something that has happened game after game in the last minute of the halfs and the games. The Cats definitely need some linebackers. Sasketchewan run little slants, dropped the ball off and ran QB sneaks the time after time for gains of 10 to 15 a play. On the other hand when Hamilton tried the short passes during the last five minutes they effectively gained 4 yards a play and did not make enough for a first down which would have iced the game.
Even with the turnovers the defense got today, we need big changes here. I think the core of the offense is now good enough to compete and if we had a defense that would shorten the field and play tough we would have a chance next year.