I think if you're gonna call the same play on almost every 1st and 10 play, you better have some damn good blocking....Passing and running ain't gonna work w/o good blocking....something that we very sorely lack.
What running game? we had two runs for 10 or more yards and the rest were all negative yardage and no gains. we need consistent 4 to 5 yard gains to make running worth while. everytime we got the ball we were 2nd and long. unacceptable. blame should be evenly distributed between rb ol and coach. didnt ranek run for 150 against this team? so it is possible. also the fact that we were trailing may have changed the coaches philosophy.
It's the same problem we've had all year... the Ti-Cats cannot adapt during the game. Yeah, 28 ran for a few good bursts, but when the other team starts chatting about what can be done about it, and they come up with something, it's up to the coaches and players to advance the Ti-Cats' strategies.
There are two things that you need to win a football game: Blocking and desire. Blocking is the core fundamental, without which there can be no victory. You saw that today. Lumsden had to break a zillion tackles in the backfield to even get positive yardage. It's all in the blocking. Hell, even Ranek can run all over these guys when the O-Line gives him some space to run through.