Ticats now have some 'traction' after win over Argos

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:06 AM ET

Kent Austin won’t know for several weeks whether a victory in the Labour Day Classic marks a turning point in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 2014 season.

But for Austin — the team’s general manager and head coach whose patience has been pushed to the limit with injuries and undisciplined play — the 13-12 win against the visiting Toronto Argonauts gave the Ticats something they didn’t have in their previous seven games.

“What our guys needed was some traction,” Austin said. “They have been in every game but one, have had a chance to win every game but one. It’s about time we finally won one.

“We feel like we have a good football team. (But) we are not playing good all the time. We need to be more consistently good for four quarters in all three phases to get it turned completely.”

The win versus their arch-rivals happened after three consecutive losses that came by a total of 18 points.


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