A radical overhaul in defensive personnel, a new coordinator, a new scheme or all three may be required.
It says a lot about just how bad the Hamilton defence that the Tiger-Cats are 3-7 despite an offence and special teams that have generally ranged from good to dominant
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You wouldn’t know that if you go by George Cortez’s pre-game comments to Drew Edwards on what’s wrong with the Tiger-Cats, though. He said “The number one thing is that we haven’t scored enough points.” Nope, that isn’t the crucial issue; when you’re already scoring more points than any other team in the league, it seems odd to obsess over offensive specks of imperfection while ignoring the branch embedded in the heart of your defence. Cortez’ background is on the offensive side of the ball, though, so it could be he’s more comfortable thinking of offensive solutions. A head coach has to see his team holistically, though, and it’s clearly the defensive unit that’s holding this squad back. Real, dramatic changes are needed, and if Cortez can’t see that, the looming sword of Damocles may bode poorly for him instead of just his defensive unit.