2011 CFL FREE AGENTS

I'm thinking we might go heavily after Jonathan Hefney to address our weak spot on defense..

If we really wanted to go crazy on our secondary and picked up both Hefney and Anderson we would have a vastly improved secondary.

But if we could only secure Hefney, I believe we might have a ratio buster in the secondary with Ryan Hinds, he played really well in the time he started last season, he looked to be a solid cover corner. We could go with Hinds and Bradley at Corner, Tisdale and Hefney at Halfback, and Barker at safety.

We still have resign Tisdale and He has Market Vaule he may not be back

You can cancel my suggestion of yesterday that you look at Chris Leak as a 2nd string QB. I just heard that Adrian McPherson is now trying out for the NFL and, I guess this will mean that Leak will no longer be available. This will be a huge disappointment for Als fans, as we had great hope that he would continue as QB after Calvillo retires. By the way, here in Niagara we are delighted that your team is back at Ivan Wynne. Its an easy commute from NF and, I have, in past enjoyed attending IW to see my Als play the Ti Cats.

I might sound a bit crazy on this one, but I wonder what happened to Siddeeq Shabazz? I wouldn't mind seeing Barker having a backup.

8) As for # 5, Kevin Huntley is an Import !!!
8) Chris Leak you say ???
  Don't mention his name to Obie !!   Leak was here in training camp a couple of years ago, and pulled a fast one on 
  Obie so he could be released early, and then signed with Montreal !!!       <!-- s:thdn: -->:thdn:<!-- s:thdn: -->

   I guess you don't follow the Cats too closely.

That's fine, the Argos still aren't going to let him go.

I have to agree with Ockham here :wink: I really think that O'bie and his new help will do exactly that.

One name that did come up in the rumour mill was Wayne Smith. He left along with DJ Flick and I think he might like it back here. By that I mean that I don't think he would turn down an opportunity to return to Hamilton ( born in Etobicoke)if given a couple of years contract with an option. He was active in the community and well liked...and I thought he played real well for us. He has stayed fairly healthy too, but an unfortunate injury to his knee just last year...that would have to be checked out. ( a lot of linemen have serious knee problems ) I'd like sure like to see him back.

A couple of stories on free agents(Midnight Wed. Morn.) from Drew Edwards

[url=http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/484614--cats-ready-to-make-a-splash]http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/ar ... e-a-splash[/url] [url=http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/484380--who-the-ticats-might-chase-and-who-they-could-lose]http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/ar ... could-lose[/url]

I think where going to lose Tisdale that a shame
he can play inside and out…

Not that this would rule Smith out, but he's had some pretty significant injuries. Torn achilles tendon in 2009, and then torn patella tendon in 2010.

A good article from CFL.ca

[url=http://www.cfl.ca/article/faibish-cats-set-to-prowl-during-free-agency]http://www.cfl.ca/article/faibish-cats- ... ree-agency[/url]

" Nobody likes to make a big acquisition like Hamilton’s General Manager Bob O’Billovich."

Hope he keeps the signing/trade magic alive this year.He doesn't get burned too often.