There are two ways Ticats fans can look at Hamilton’s 0-and-3 start to the CFL season.
Some will say this is a disastrous start to the year.
The team is the only one without a win, quarterback Zach Collaros is out with a concussion, and the club has a penchant for leaving a few plays out on the field.
Others will say the Cats started slow last season and ended up going all the way to the Grey Cup final.
They’ll point to all three games being on the road and in the ultra competitive West, and that the Tiger-Cats have had to deal with injuries to keys players, including Collaros, Simoni Lawrence, Rico Murray and Andy Fantuz.
Maybe the most certain thing is this… the Ticats are a much better unit than their 0-and-3 record indicates.
After getting their doors blown off in Week 1 in Regina, Hamilton was in a position to win in Edmonton and Calgary, and could easily be 2-and-1 and in sole possession of first place in the East Division.
But they’re not.
As disappointing as this year’s start to the season has been, a win this Saturday in Hamilton’s home opener versus the Ottawa RedBlacks, would put the Ticats into a tie for top spot in the East.
It’s safe to say that this season is far from over.