As pleased as he was to see Dan LeFevour get recognized on Tuesday for a fine performance in Week 5, Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach and general manager Kent Austin put the honour in its place.
LeFevour, after leading the Ticats to their first win of 2014 in his first Canadian Football League start against Ottawa on Saturday, was named the league’s offensive player of the week.
“Individual recognition in probably the greatest team sport ever invented is a little goofy,” Austin said. “(The award) is a reflection of the team. It’s not just Dan’s level of preparation but those around him and how they played.”
The point Austin makes wouldn’t be argued by any football coach. If 12 players aren’t in synch, success generally does not happen.
And while a coach wants every player to be as crucial as the guy beside him, it’s doubtful LeFevour and the offence would have been able to accomplish as much as they did without the contributions of running back C.J. Gable.