We're all edgy. Presumably our GM DOES have a plan. Is that a given? If not, we're sunk and Desjardins past record is all smoke. That seems unlikely,
So.... let's look at the parameters.
- We've cut veterans- leaving us with holes.
- We still have some veterans who MAY be holes... or who may not.
- We have a number of second-stringers from last year.
- The free-agent market hasn't been the place where the 'Cats seem to be playing much this year.
- We seem to have some cap space.
- No major US import signings yet.
So.... what's the plan? How do you see it going from here. I'm not interested in one-line 'Desjardins is an idiot' type of comments. There seem to be enough threads for that.
Can we predict the plan- right now? I presume that within 2-3 weeks that it will have to be in evidence.
So class- here are some questions to get you thinking.
a. Will this be the kind of training camp where EVERY position is up for grabs? If you think so- why? What proof is there? How do you think that it will be accomplished?
b. Will this be the kind of camp where specific positions are targetted but overall the GM & Coach think that an attitude change and better coaching are good enough for 2/3 or more of the team? Is so, besides what we've seen with releases, what are the other targets? How will pressure be applied at these positions?
c. Is this the kind of camp where specific 'units' will be dismantled and re-built but others are basically sound and just in need of tuning? Why do you say this? What needs to be done with what units? (We have a thread that explores the o-line like this.)
Have we seen any 'tells' so far? Is this going to be a 'go with Canadians first and fill with Americans' kind of team or will it be built on US impact players with Canadians to fill the gap(two very common but distinct CFL philosophies)?
Is this going to be a 'go with the rooks' and let them grow team or will it be a 'get some people with experience' kind of team?
I'm interested in getting some reasoned thoughts on this. We can then see how accurate we were in the near future.