This guy scares me. It is great that he has been able to pin the opposition down by kicking the ball near the sidelines causing it to go out before it could be returned. When it works it looks great. But that was last year. Since the exhibition season McCallum has not been the same guy. Yes, he did not miss any field goals or converts against Saskatchewan this game. Or did he? I can't remember. But kick offs and punts are also a big part of the game.
A few weeks ago [can't remember against which team] he screwed up a key punt which allowed the opposition to score the go ahead TD and almost cost B.C. the game.
This time against Saskatchewan he kicked two kick offs out of bounds allowing Saskatchewan to start on their own 45. This is excellent field position off a kick off. Then he screwed up another punt. It's great to be consistent with field goals but let's not give back the points by giving the opposition great field advantage. Especially in tight games.
On those 2 out of bounds kick offs he was trying to angle it to minimize the return. That's reasonable if it can be done consistently. I say just kick the living daylights out of the ball and let the coverage team take care of the rest. I don't know if McCallum was being directed from the bench or he was trying to do this on his own.
Something else I'm concerned about is how well Saskatchewan is able to kick the ball off kick offs. Several times B.Cs return guys were taking the ball on the goal line. Those are 70 yard kicks the Saskatchewan's kicker is making! That's nothing to sneeze at. McCallum seems to be able to kick it only 45 to 55 yards. I think Whyte was kicking it deeper.