The reception was garbled, at times, during a conference call with Kent Austin on Wednesday.
But the message from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach and general manager, who has been running practices at Regina in preparation for a game in Edmonton against the Eskimos on Friday, was clear.
The Ticats were beaten in every phase in their 2014 regular-season opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday, and quarterback Zach Collaros, naturally, was the centre of several questions from reporters with Austin.
“Our issue is certainly not at quarterback right now,” Austin said during the call. “He takes too much responsibility on himself and too much blame. He’s a very humble guy, very unselfish and he is very endearing to his teammates as a result."