Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hamilton Tiger Cats: Season Preview 2011

Training camps are finished and the cut down day has passed, as we head towards the kick off to the 2011 CFL Season, we take a look at the previews for each team.

By all standards the 2010 season was a disappointment for the Hammer, the Cats took a step back in their progress last year, no doubt much to the chagrin of head coach Marcel Bellefeuille who watched as his team had an inconsistent regular season and then bowed out in the semi final to the rival Argonauts, something that no doubt made the Ti Cat coaches and staff just a little bit snarly in the off season.

This year may offer up its own challenges, with the departure of Greg Marshall, the architect of the always tough Ti Cat defence has moved on to take on the head coaching duties of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A well deserved and one of those about time developments, but one that leaves big shoes to fill in Hamilton.

While the Cats work out the changes to their defensive planning, the offense seems to have improved measurably in the off season. The addition of Avon Cobourne from Montreal proves the Cats with a dynamic running back that should keep the opposing defense honest, combined with a healthy Kevin Glenn and scoring could see a serious uptick on the board at Ivor Wynne this year.

Some of the previews from across the media that cover the CFL season can be found below:

TSN Hamilton Tiger Cats Season preview
Rogers Sportsnet Hamilton Tiger Cats Season preview 
The Score Hamilton Tiger Cats Season preview 
CBC Sports Hamilton Tiger Cats Season preview
Canadian Press Hamilton Tiger Cats Season preview
National Post Hamilton Tiger Cats Season preview

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