Just watched the game on TSN.CA, where the Cats were driving, and got to the Edmonton 5 yard line before Casey went out with an injury.
It is 2nd down, 1 yard to go, with Williams in.
Now - 99% of the time you are pretty certain to get 1 yard on a QB sneak. So they try something else, and lose 4 yards.
You telling me this isn't a coaching issue?
Want to know how to beat Montreal? Replace the coaches.
On D- Getting to Cavilo is an understatement, (if they could take him out of the game ,without serious injury it would level the field.) but since that's not something we do, How about Spying his go to receiver, Ben Cahoon, put Zeke on his tail all game, and mix up the coverage so they cant isolate one db. ON O- Get the Ball in Lumsdens Hands . On S.T- How about a couple reverses in each half to keep their cover team Guessing??
As someone who knows the Als pretty well, I would say the key is to hurry AC. If he has time, he is going to pick you apart piece by piece.
The Cat QBs have to move the ball around in the pocket because the Als have been shaky against mobile QBS.
Putting Zeke on Ben, dunno about that...is Zeke that good on coverage? Montreal is too deep at receiver to key on one guy.
The real way for the Cats to win...??? Jesse has to be alot more effective that he was on opening day. I think that if Jesse can be stopped, you gotta do it before he gets into second gear, and in June thats what they did.
The Als are fast starters..better stop them early, stay in the game and keep Jesse a factor.
Should be a good game...with a little luck, the Cats could be 3-2, the Als 4-1. The battle for 1st....cool!
Sorry guys but I dont think this team is as close as we all thought or hoped it would be.I know that none of us want to admit it but this Obie's 1st season and it's gonna take time.So Iam afraid it's another case of hurry up and wait.Too bad because we see how weak our division is.
Mr 62, this all sounds like pretty good advice to me. Our offense and defense have looked pretty vanilla, and we often appear to be getting out-coached. You can't just keep doing what won you one game because everyone has seen the film.
To beat Montreal:
#1 Find a way to hurry AC, give hime time and we are sunk #2 Use the one back set less, or use it as a decoy.
I don't think we will see either of these things, and hence, I expect we will lose.