In preparation for the 2022 CFL common season opener on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 7 pm this Saturday night time, June eleventh, we might be taking a deep dive into probably the most essential components of the 2022 Tiger-Cats staff. We’re beginning this 4-part sequence analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of head coach Orlondo Steinauer and his coordinators. Over the following few days we will even be taking a deep dive into the Tiger-Cats offence, defence, and specialists. We’ll begin this journey with the pinnacle coach Orlondo Steinauer.
Coach Steinauer brings a wealth of expertise to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats together with an extended, profitable profession as a CFL participant, assistant coach, and head coach of the Tiger-Cats. 2022 marks the third season in Coach Steinauer’s regime because the chief of the Tiger-Cats.
In his first 2 seasons, Coach Steinauer has lead the staff to a successful report of 23 wins and 9 losses. He has additionally lead Hamilton to 2 straight Gray Cup championship appearances in 2019 and 2021 (the 2020 season was canceled on account of COVID-19). In 2022 there might be one more alternative to chase the Gray Cup, however there are some challenges that Coach Steinauer might want to discover options all through the common season.
Essentially the most vital problem might be serving to re-build an offence that has misplaced a majority of the offensive starters from the 2021 season. Whereas serving to the brand new additions of the offence work to come back collectively and gel he will even want to take care of a excessive stage of play on defence, and shore up the particular groups models.
The offensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is Tommy Condell. Coach Condell has had 2 stints with the Tiger-Cats. His first stint because the offensive coordinator was within the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In each of these seasons, Coach Condell was in a position to efficiently lead the Tiger-Cats offence to 2 consecutive Gray Cup championship appearances.
In his second stint because the Tiger-Cats offensive coordinator, he has as soon as once more lead the Tiger-Cats offence to again to again Gray Cup championship appearances in 2019 and 2021. The largest problem for Coach Condell and the Tiger-Cats offense is to combine the brand new receivers and offensive line into the Tiger-Cats offense.
The defensive coordinator for the Tiger-Cats is Mark Washington. Coach Washington has been the defensive coordinator for the reason that 2019 season. Throughout that point he has helped the Tiger-Cats turn into the most effective defensive models within the CFL. In 2022, the Tiger-Cats defence is anticipated to be the muse that the common season might be constructed upon. The largest problem for Coach Washington is to maintain the Tiger-Cats defence hungry, and to provide extra turnovers and apply strain on the opposing quarterbacks.
In skilled soccer, probably the most neglected unit for any staff are their particular groups models. Craig Butler has been put accountable for the Tiger-Cats particular groups because the Particular Groups coordinator. Coach Butler has been with the Tiger-Cats teaching employees since 2017, and 2022 might be his first season because the particular groups coordinator. Typically, the specialists for the Tiger-Cats have been criticized these days. The largest problem for Coach Butler might be to maintain expectations excessive for the Hamilton particular groups, and in addition discover methods to assist the Tiger-Cats achieve area place and rating factors because the offensive unit works to develop chemistry.
General, the on-field management for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been very steady over the past 2 years. This can be a testomony to the setting that Coach Steinauer has developed since 2019. Lately he has touched on the power of his present teaching employees, “Surrounding myself with great people is extremely important, and I believe this has been accomplished” (Hamilton press launch). Because the Tiger-Cats work to organize for the CFL 2022 opener vs. Saskatchewan, we will even proceed to organize by taking a deep dive into the Tiger-Cats offensive personnel partially 2 of the 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Deep Dive sequence.
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