March 4, 2013
The state of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

The Tiger-Cats hired Kent Austin as their new GM/coach. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

After finishing last year with a dismal 6-12 record, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats were busy reshaping their roster this off-season. We take a closer look at those numerous changes while considering what went so very wrong in 2012:

Looking back on 2012

In a nutshell, three Cs ultimately doomed the Ticats: Coaching, consistency and chemistry. These three issues were never properly addressed and were the three most impactful reasons why the team, which looked good on paper, ended the year with a 6-12 record, including an abysmal 1-8 mark on the road.

The season was summed up in two late-season losses, the first in Calgary on a botched hold on a field-goal attempt, the second in the season finale in Toronto, where Hamilton trailed 20-3 after the opening quarter and could not stop an Argos offence in the fourth quarter with a fourth-string quarterback under centre, leading to a 43-40 loss.



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