From Steve's column:
"While Ray’s absence Thursday has to buoy the Ticats, it could turn out to mean something entirely different to them if there’s a rematch in the playoffs. Ray spent the three games of his injury layoff studying opposing defences, as he will do Thursday, and, when he returned two weeks ago, he delivered his finest two games of the year. By far."
“When you’re playing, you’re so locked in on what you have to do that you really don’t notice a lot of things that are going on,? Ray explained. “And, when you’re not playing, you notice everything. You notice what the receivers are doing, you can watch the defence and see what they’re doing. I’ll be watching from the sidelines noticing coverages and what (The Ticats) are trying to do to us.?
When I read this, it sent a chill down my spine wondering that if we get to play the Argos on Nov. 11, will Creehan have the where-with-all to make adjustments to his defensive schemes OR will he just keep on truckin' with the same old stuff. I'm somewhat certain that he will have enough smarts to realize his defenses are being carefully watched tomorrow night and that if we return, he cannot play the same movie over again. In my opinion, he will have to come up with something a little different to throw at Ray, maybe more blitzing or shifting the defense around to confuse Ray and the offense. A smart and savvy DC would never throw the same defensive schemes at the same team twice in a row, would he????
In my opinion, our illustrious DC will .....(finish this sentence)