Ticats a work in progress: Bellefeuille

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:33 AM ET

HAMILTON - One third into the season and Ticats head coach Marcel Bellefeuille sums up his team as a work in progress.

At 3-3, the Ticats could easily be 5-1 if some slippage in the second half in losses to the Blue Bombers and Stamps had been prevented.

“I’ve seen lot of positive signs,” Bellefeuille said as his team gets set to play host to the Argos this Saturday night. “What we need more is a little bit more consistency.

“I feel we’re competitive, we’re doing things the right way, our preparation is good and we’re able to play with everyone in any situation, but we need to have more consistency in keeping our focus for a complete 60 minutes, week in and week out, across the board.”

That lack of consistency was reflected in Hamilton’s loss to the Stamps.

“It showed up in the second half,” Bellefeuille said. “When I watched the film, our effort was good, but our focus needed to be better.”

If there’s one surprise six games into the 18-game schedule, it’s been at the receiving spot, an area that became more inexperienced following the trade of veteran slotback Arland Bruce III to B.C.

“If there is one surprise, it’s the way our young receivers have played,” Bellefeuille continued. “You expect more growing pains. There are growing pains, but to the naked eye you don’t always see them. They’ve made plays, are working through some subtleties, but I didn’t expect them to be so good so soon.”


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