Ticats look to pick up the pieces

Tiger-Cats quarterback Zach Collaros walks off the field after Hamilton's loss to the Saskatchewan...

Tiger-Cats quarterback Zach Collaros walks off the field after Hamilton's loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina on the weekend. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

In the immediate aftermath of Sunday nights ugly loss in Regina, it was all doom and gloom for the beleaguered Ticats, their mood pretty much reflecting the overhead skies that would welcome the regular season unveiling.

While areas were exposed, the Ticats showed last season that any weakness, real or perceived, will be addressed.

The matchup against Saskatchewan was not a favourable one for the Ticats, a team that has had a difficult time in recent years of knocking off the Riders.

Line play is so crucial and the reigning champs clearly had the upper hand.

Turnover and penalties must be kept to a minimum and the Ticats were very sloppy and too careless, basically giving themselves no chance.

And when a team surrenders 10 sacks, produces negative yards in the opening quarter, a lot of questions get raised and too many people begin to go into panic mode.


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