This one falls on the coaching for poor preparation and game plan .
We were destroyed in every aspect of this game .
Their play calling was excellent and ours was terrible. Their players were wide open and ours were checked well.
It was bad Henry again and I hate to say it but this team cannot become a champion with such an inconsistent QB .
SASK were playing 3 db’s at linebacker and missing REY Williams and we had absolutely no game plan to exploit that. I thought we’d have screen plays and draw plays and Henry scampers up the middle and some straight runs with GABLE .
This King guy at safety is not a starter in this league as he does not have a nose for the ball and he can’t get to the QB when he does blitz. He is of no help to the db’s . He showed his lack of speed on the Durant scramble. If he can’t catch Durant then how could he catch a receiver or rb ?
Mcculough was completely lost on both Simon TD’s and the move was not anything special . DB’S had no help from the safety.,
When we don’t use Gable in our offence then we lose ….Why does Austin insist on using this guy as a blocker so much when we need his ball handling skills and running ability.
We still don’t have much of a pass rush and need a true DE like CHICK or Hall on their side .
To me , it looked like a high school team versus a pro team . That 2knd and 19 draw play to Sheets was a symbol of the game . We have to be able to stop them there .
There were some gutsy performances on D from Boudreau and Simoni and Jamal and Murray but overall the entire defensive backfield sucked .
It seemed as well that E. Davis was never able to keep his man in check …usually Getzlaf .
It all seemed way to easy for SASK .
I though the team were practicing with noise …we can’t be snapping the ball into air in giving them the ball on our 20 ? what happened Henry !
SASK are not that good ….their entire linebacking corp and db’s are all pretty average with Anderson and brackenridge beaing standouts and Chick is the really only elite guy on that line .
I thought we could have had such a better game plan on both sides of the ball . SASK is not that good against the run and we had no plan there …so they deploy another linebacker in FERRI who is really a db and we have no counter for that . Burris was throwing into coverage all game and fantuz and ellingson had guys glued to them.
We need a running game for next year . If Gable can’t run the ball go get Simpson from WPG . He might be available . OR is the problem with the OLINE ?
It was a very embarrassing and depressing game to watch . Sure this team has come a long way and has a bright future but I feel they could have been much better prepared by the coaches on this day .