Tommy: "What if's" are pointless.
We are out of the playoffs. Time to look ahead.
All I know is that after an 0-8 start and then the fiasco and distraction involving Art Briles, Austin and Tillman should be gone after this season. And Mitchell should have nothing more to do with the Tiger-Cats side of the Caretaker's businesses.
I can't believe so many fans stayed away from last night's game. I wonder how many will be back next season if Austin and Tillman are still running things. They seem to think Manziel is all they need to get the fans back. What a joke. Time to clean house. Again.
I still think that Masoli's passing accuracy is too low to be a starter. I like is running ability and at times he shows flashes but you have to look at how many points he has scored and how many bad passes he has made. I think they will try Collaros down the stretch . I am not sure what it will mean if they don't ? Keep him healthy for a trade . I still don't see any team paying 540 k for him for next year whether he plays or not and we would certainly not get much for him.
I wonder what the cats will do in the next while , if they will dump any contracts ? try new players . not sure. I have to say that Calgary game was very entertaining and Hamilton has come along way but We are still not quite there yet . I don't know maybe Manziel puts us over the top .
Sorry TommyBoy but have to disagree with you that we wouldn’t have gone 0-8 with Masoli. First off, with the poor O-line performance, poor D and poor overall team play that was happening during first 8 games, even a healthy atom Brady souls have lost. Masoli did well when team play turned around but he could never muster up a solid /consistent effort or move the offense when needed. Couldn’t finish games even with an improved team play. So no I don’t think anything would have changed.
Yeah MR. I too think that the Cats are going to have difficulty filling seats next year. I was stunned by the empties last night vs Calgary. I don’t think the weather had anything to go with the poor attendance, something I’m sure the organization will try to use as an excuse.
And just WHY did Masoli win games this year?? Better OL - didn't have to run for his life and had more than 2 seconds to pass the ball most of the time. The addition of a running game that was missing or at the best underutilized in the 8 losses. A stable receiving corps, different offensive system. You really think Collaros wouldn't have won as many - or more games - under the same conditions as Masoli has had under Jones?
The MUCH improved defense kept this team in the game last night when Masoli faltered - as he does more often than not in a game (last week in Winnipeg excepted). As Gerbear so nicely pointed out - Masoli's passing percentage isn't high enough to be considered as a #1 QB. The ONLY reason, as I see it, that Jones chose to go with Jeremiah ahead of Zach was because of his previous experience in the type of offense he likes to run.
Zack was the problem with the offense. He seldom dropped back in the shotgun and often moved forward where he could not see receivers. Before zack injured his knee he often rolled out and could get around the rush. This year he seldom rolled out under pressure. Was he afraid to run, had he not fully recovered from the injury, has he just slowed down. Yes the defense improved but Masoli proved his ability to lead and mostly delivered.