Coming off a bye week the Tiger-Cats have started their preparations for their matchup this Saturday at home vs. the Ottawa Redblacks. This game is the Tiger-Cat’s first opportunity to play another team from the struggling East Division and they face a team that is in a similar situation to themselves. Like the Tiger-Cats that Redblacks are 0-4, and have had chances to win games in 2022 but have fallen short.
The Redblacks also face the additional obstacle is losing their starting quarterback and former Tiger-Cat Jeremiah Masoli to a knee injury suffered vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders. This combination of factors gives the Tiger-Cats a very good opportunity to change the direction of their 2022 season.
The atmosphere of the Tiger-Cats players and coaching staff seems to communicate an excitement to find a successful outcome in Week 6. When asked about the bye week, head coach Orlondo Steinauer said “we needed to study the past, but also get away and get recharged.” He mentioned that the focus of the Tiger-Cats this week is that “everything needs to be a little bit better.”
After practice, quarterback Dane Evans said “we are focused on going 1-0 this week.” And he also referenced some adjustments that Hamilton has made coming out of the bye week, “we need to strengthen personnel and our game plan”. When asked about the mistakes that have defined the Tiger-Cats 2022 season so far Evans said “we have been trying to force things and do too much and that has caused our mistakes.”
As the Tiger-Cats continue their preparation to face the Redblacks this Saturday at 5 pm EDT, we will see if the adjustments that the Tiger-Cats have made will allow them to improve and establish themselves as a contender in the CFL’s East division.
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