It was a lot closer than some fans expected, but in the end, the Ticats got the job done in Moncton.
Hamilton held on to beat the Montreal Alouettes 28-26 in Touchdown Atlantic 3 on Saturday, thanks to above all else, their special teams play.
One week after we all stomped on the special teamers for being not so special in Calgary, the Cats came back with a vengeance.
Rookie kicker Brett Lauther nailed all 4 of his field goals, Louie Richardson recovered a muffed Montreal punt, and Marc Beswick scored a touchdown on a fake field goal — taking a shovel pass from Andy Fantuz and rumbling into the endzone.
Dan LeFevour made a couple of key runs, and Neil King and Hasan Hazime picked up two big sacks, both career firsts.
Henry Burris had an off night… he was sacked 5 times, threw an interception and lost a fumble.
Yes he has to protect the football, and I agree that he had an off night, but I was puzzled after the game to hear some fans call the 5th Quarter to say that LeFevour should replace Burris from here on in.
When Hank threw for at least 300 yards in 5 straight games, did anyone think of replacing him?
I didn’t think so.
Everyone is entitled to a bad day at the office once in a while.
I don’t think you or I should be replaced by the next person in line after a bad day at work, do you?