BY:Jeff Schneberk @Game7overtime
If the Hamilton Tiger-cats had any sort of respectable offensive line tonight, they probably would have beat one of the all-time top clubs in the league.
But they didn’t. Because their offensive line couldn’t stop a beach ball or a football, or anything else for that matter.
What a waste of an offence this was. Quarterback Henry Burris did just about everything right tonight, except his horrible offensive line couldn’t do shit all night long.
Parts of the defence were equally horrible, in particular some guy named Dee Webb who apparently no one has informed him that grabbing the other player’s face mask is STILL a no-no. But Webb can’t tackle half the time anyways so he’s gotta try something, I guess.
I heard that this Orlondo Steinauer guy is supposedly the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to co-ordinating the defence, yet Ticats fans are let down week after week when the defence can’t do its job.
These are the games that will put you into a shitty mood for the entire weekend and technically the weekend hasn’t even started yet.
The two teams were evenly matched through most of the game, Hamilton led 8-6 after the first quarter, and 15-13 at the half, but they were playing much better than Calgary (on the offence).
Burris connected with Andy Fantuz for the first score of the game, a mere 4 plays in.
They would have added a second major after Brandon Isaac intercepted a Bo Levi Mitchell pass. Isaac would have had a clear path to the end zone, however slipped near midfield.
Hamilton RB CJ Gable once again became a one-man human highlight reel, but when you don’t win the game, it doesn’t matter nearly as much.
He finished the game with nine carries for 53 yards running and also had six receptions for 108 yards, for 161 all-purpose yards. Not bad at all for the former USC product.But regardless of Burris reaching 50,000 passing yards in the CFL, something has got to be done with this team’s shitty defence, and even more pathetic special teams. Missed tackles, horrid protection of Burris, it was like the offensive line could not read Calgary’s blitz, and well, Hamilton got blitzed about four times in the last two minutes.
Do you know what tends to happen when they let that happen?
They lose (26-22) a game they clearly should have won if not for making more mistakes than a PeeWee team.