Ticat says stopping Sheets top priority

Tiger-Cats DB Evan McCollough (2), breaking up a potential game-winning pass in the end zone to...

Tiger-Cats DB Evan McCollough (2), breaking up a potential game-winning pass in the end zone to Alouettes' Duron Carter in the East semifinal, says that containing Roughriders running back Kory Sheets will be the first priority on Grey Cup day. (Reuters)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:33 AM ET

REGINA - Soft-spoken and unassuming, Evan McCollough goes about his business in relative anonymity.

There are no highlight- reel interception returns for touchdowns, no bulletin-board material to get under an opponent’s skin, no reason to seek him out for any colourful quotes.

But McCollough is good at what he does, suddenly emerging as the veteran piece in a Ticats secondary that will have its hands full covering Saskatchewan’s passing game.

The task is made even more difficult with Kory Sheets expected to carry most of the offensive burden on Sunday for the Roughriders.

There’s no such thing as a balanced offence if a ground game isn’t established, no reason to even attempt play action if a successful run game isn’t achieved.

The Ticats plan to load up the box to stop Sheets and then take their chances by having Darian Durant beat them with his arm.


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