The Toronto Star is saying this is the second Grey Cup dud in a row.
I'm not a fan of the Toronto Star and their sarcastic writers but there is some truth to the fact the CFL game has become many times a defensive battle.
So what is the problem?
I think some would say the QB's today are not as good as the Fluties, Dunnigans, Moons, Clements, Brocks, Allens etc. and there probably is a lot of truth to that. Several passes yesterday could have resulted in big gains or TD's if there had been more accuracy.
I think the defenses have caught up with the offenses. So many fast DB's and big safeties playing OLB that they cover the field so well now. IMO this is inpart to the offenses becoming also easy to defend because of the one back offense and multiple receivers. As well as the shotgun offense.
Other reasons might be rule changes that have resulted in more flags. Could be to a small degree.
Maybe part of the solution is for some offensive coach with an imagination (hard to find one now a days)to go back to what worked before.
A QB under center with two backs (one big) in the backfield who can block as well as run. A big slotback/Tight end type like(Clarmont or Elgaard or Dalla Riva or Profit)who can block but release and be a receiver also. Some athletic interior linemen who can pull and block on sweeps. And more QB's like Kerry Joseph who can run as well as pass. That's my opinion of what might help put some offensive excitement back in the game. Defensive plays are good for those who understand the game, but to the casual fan the big offensive plays is what catchs their eye.