Ticats edge out Riders, add Alabama QB to neg list
Posted on January 10, 2018 by 3Down Staff // 15 Comments
Hamilton beat out the Riders on a technicality to put freshman University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the Ticats negotiation list, according to TSN’s Scott Mitchell.
[b]Best part about Tua Tagovailoa showing out in the Natty was the [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFL?src=hash]#CFL[/url] scramble that ensued. [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ticats?src=hash]#Ticats[/url] negged the true freshman Bama QB but [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/Riders?src=hash]#Riders[/url] tried, too, and it came down to waiver priority.[/b]
[url=https://twitter.com/ScottyMitchTSN/status/951162816710537216]10:44 AM - Jan 10, 2018[/url]
The Hawaii native came off the bench in the second half of Monday night’s College Football Championship game to lead the Crimson Tide to a 26-23 overtime win over the University of Georgia. Tagovailoa completed 14-of-24 passes for 166 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, including the game-winning 41-yard touchdown strike in OT. Current Ticats head coach June Jones coached Tagovailoa during his senior year in high school when he threw for 3,932 yards and 43 touchdowns, leading St. Louis to the 2016 District 1 State Championship. He chose Alabama over LSU, Oregon, UCLA and USC. Tagovailoa attended the same high school as Hamilton’s starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.So with his Ticats connections, it’s appropriate that Tagovailoa is Hamilton property.
The ability to neg list guys who are still in college seems silly. The whole system is really crazy.
There should be something like neg list "draft", held every spring after the Canadian draft. Teams follow waiver order, and draft American players who are out college. Draft continues until all teams neg lists are full, or all teams have passed on their pick. After that, no adding to your neg list during the season. You can still trade/release from the list, but can only add to it during the draft. Any players that aren't on a neg list during the season are free agents and can sign with any team.
All neg lists would be open to the public. I'd suggest dropping the number way down from 45 too, so teams aren't just stashing a random assortment of players with almost no chance of ending up here. Maybe 15-20 guys, who become free agents if they don't sign within 3 years of being added to a list.
I'm just spitballing here, but does anyone really like the current system? Seems like there's definite room for improvement.
I don't see why they shouldn't reward teams with the foresight to add neg list players early on, as they are taking a risk on that player. Anyone good is going to end up on someone's neg list anyway - why wait?
The only thing that seems unfair about the system is a team's ability to keep a player neg-listed indefinitely, but in practice it just doesn't happen - they're either dropped or their rights are traded.