Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cats Hire Orlando Steinauer as New Defensive Co-Ordinator

Interesting pick. Spent the last three years as the Argos defensive backs coach and the Argos won the Grey Cup, a lot of that done with a good defence. Steinauer was a former Cats player, which makes for a good story. In 2012, Hamilton's defence sucked and a lot of that was secondary issues (although the front four was in no way good either).

I have no major problems with this choice. Hamilton's talent on defence wasn't great, but certainly schemes were a part of the bad performance. One could argue the Cats should have gone with a known commodity like former defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall, but I'm cautiously optimistic. The Cats were last year, so it shouldn't be hard to do better in Guelph in 2013. Also I'm glad the pick is done relatively early rather than letting it drag on closer to the start of the season.

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