Whereas watching the pre-season recreation between the Tiger-Cats and Argonauts on Friday night, a number of observations stood out in the course of the recreation. Jamie Newman had an environment friendly recreation at quarterback going 8 for 8 and throwing for 88 yds and a passing TD to Anthony Johnson, the spectacular punt return for a landing be Lawrence Wooden III that went for 99 yards, and the excellent effort being displayed by the Tiger-Cats.
Head Coach Orlondo Steinauer touched on a few of that key factors in his post-game interview. Coach Steinauer talked about the general effort displayed by the Tiger-Cats, the environment friendly play of Jamie Newman, the potential of Jalen Morton additionally at QB, but in addition mentioning that multiples instances the Tiger-Cats had points with self-discipline.
The first goal coming into the sport was to judge these gamers who’re on the sting of creating the group for the 2022 Tiger-Cats and decide which gamers shall be launched from the roster. To assist with the evaluation of the Tiger-Cats efficiency on Friday evening it is very important replicate on the 5 GROWLING questions that highlight the areas that Hamilton have to win in to have a profitable efficiency on every week to week foundation for the 2022 season.
Growling Query #1 end result
Can the Tiger-Cats protection maintain the Argonauts to five.0 yards/move try?
The brief reply is NO. The Tiger-Cats allowed the Argonauts to move for 304 yards on 46 move makes an attempt. This resulted in a 6.6 yards/move try common. The keys to success on this space are associated to pressuring the quarterback (ideally getting extra QB sacks), getting in place to make extra move breakups, and dealing to drive extra turnovers within the opponents passing recreation.
Growling Query #2 end result
Can the Tiger-Cats protection maintain the Argonauts to beneath 3.0 yards/carry?
As soon as once more the Tiger-Cats had been unable to manage the Argonauts speeding offense to this diploma. On 23 carries the Argonauts obtained 93 yards ensuing is 4.3 yards/carry. This allowed the Argonauts to manage the tempo of the sport particularly within the 2nd half. Will probably be necessary for the Tiger-Cats to enhance their rush protection to permit them to get stops and management subject place.
Growling Query #3 end result
Can the Tiger-Cats common 7.8 yards/move try whereas trying 30+ passes?
General, the Tiger-Cats offense solely tried 19 passes. On these 19 makes an attempt they did common 6.95 yards/move try, however it can necessary to keep up passing effectivity whereas additionally growing passing quantity to win video games on a constant foundation.
Growling Query #4 end result
Can the Tiger-Cats working backs produce extra speeding yards that the Ti-Cats quarterbacks?
On this metric the Tiger-Cats had been profitable. The offense tried 20 rushes and earned 81 yards on these rushes. 16 of these carries had been by the working backs of the Tiger-Cats they usually had been capable of achieve 52 yards. This gave the Tiger-Cats working backs and common of three.25 yards/carry.
Growling Query #5 end result
Will the Tiger-Cats profitable produce at turnover ratio (+/-) of +3 or higher?
This week the Tiger-Cats weren’t capable of produce and turnover ratio of +3, and truly misplaced the turnover batter with a ratio of -1. This result’s as a result of interceptions thrown by the Tiger-Cats quarterbacks. The protection did have 1 takeaway, an interception, however it’s crucial that the Tiger-Cats enhance their skill to guard the ball.
General, the Tiger-Cats had been 1 for five in these key areas of offensive and defensive efficiency which resulted in a 18 to 17 loss. However for the 2nd week the Tiger-Cats particular groups did efficiently rating crucial factors. The punt return for a landing and going 1 for 1 on subject targets had been shiny spots on this pre-season recreation. This weekend cuts shall be made out of the Tiger-Cats roster, and this may increasingly give the teaching workers the flexibility to streamline the sport plan and provides the Tiger-Cats a greater probability to be extra profitable. We are going to discover out these outcomes and extra because the Tiger-Cats put together to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in week 1 of the CFL common season this week.
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