Never mind Zach Collaros’ steady performance in his first win on Monday as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ No. 1 quarterback.
Collaros’ presence on the field and in the locker room as he made his full recovery from a concussion had a settling impact on the offence as a whole.
“In the wide receiver room, we are all comfortable with Zach being there and we’re happy the bouncing around is done,” receiver Luke Tasker said on Wednesday, after the Ticats practised at Tim Hortons Field.
“He made smart decisions, consistent plays, big plays down the field, and everyone gets a little more confidence.”
Collaros passed for 317 yards in the Ticats’ victory versus the Toronto Argonauts on Labour Day but was able to produce just one touchdown, that on a nine-yard strike to Bakari Grant in the first quarter. There were a couple of drops by receivers in the end zone and there could have been another major had Collaros not missed on a low throw to Cary Koch.