This trade blew me away. DJ was one of Box EH's favorites and we will miss him. DJ is a class act. Wayne was a very good lineman who worked hard and I thought would be a face on the line for many years. But the guard has changed and all good things must come to an end.
With what seems a new locker room and a lot of new faces who may not understand what this franchise used to stand for listen up. The team you have witnessed on the field for the past 6 long years is not the same types of teams that were built in the glory years. The teams that saw such players as Coffey, Covington, Barrow, Mosca, Zambiasi, Dipietro, Gabriel, Henley, Winfield, Faloney just to rattle off a few. These players came to play each and every game. The brought heart, determination, and excitement to the team and its fans. They instilled fear into opposing offenses. Worry into defenses and help to create the phrase Steeltown tough. These guys bled BLACK AND GOLD.
My proposal to the management and the coaching staff. For the first game of the season. Bring these players in. Let them give the pregame speech. Show highlights before the game of these guys getting the job done. Let them tell the new guys what it means to be a Tiger Cat; what it means to bleed Black and Gold.
I think this is very important in bringing back the pride and respect that this franchise once had. Let the past help push us forward.
BRING BACK THE FEAR THAT ONCE WAS PLAYING AT IVOR WYNNE.
Looking forward to another season.
Box EH HAtboy