I openly questioned keeping Armour due to his legal problems earlier. Maybe I wasn't as far off the mark as some here want to believe. Some guys just aren't worth the aggrevation. To me this may be the first sign of good things to come. To me this may be the most important message that you can send if you want to be successful
I agree Armour is better. That does not mean that I think having Armour would make us a better team. If you want to create a new attitude in the dressing room you need to get rid of some of the attitude even when it looks to hurt from the outside. The same argument was made for the release of Cody on this board by mny of those bemoaning the loss of Armour.
Maybe its just a cap issue instead? Maybe the same money can be spent elsewhere to improve another area of need, Goodness knows we have a few. Its possible that Armours spot is judged to be easier to fill than another position targeted for a signing. Who knows?
Onknight, his locker room behaviour is not being questioned. Hisoff field behavior is documented in the Toledo papers and he'scurrently being sued over an incident last January. The case was dropped but the incident is still under investigation and could re-emerge.
First of All if im not mistaken, Hamilton is closer to Ohio than Toronto is...so where do you justify your reasoning by saying he wants to be closer to his offseason home?
Secondly, I don't think Armour would be one to comeback and seek revenge by purposely trying to injure the starting quarterback, which is what you basically are implying he would do.
Finally, dude, get a grip, its february for cryin out loud, it is way to early to be saying how much missing one player is going to be, if this is all true...I am confident that Obie can find a suitable replacement for Armour if he wishes not to resign him
As far as the decision to sign Armour or let him go it comes down to a few things.
Do we have a replacement?
Can we afford him financially or is the money better spent elsewhere?
Is he a luxury with the tackling machine Moreno taking care of business beside him?
And of course the Canadian Import ratio. Does Obie have that position button-holed for a Canadian.
I have said it before, trust Obie he knows what he is doing, and he knows exactly what Armour can do.