Led the Cats in receiving yards in 2007. Good speed, especially for a Canadian. Has the ability to get behind coverage and catch the deep ball, but didn't seem able to get open with much consistency while he was here. Pretty good hands, but not extraordinary. Some Cat fans (including me) were critical of his eagerness to step out of bounds after the catch and what appeared to be a general reluctance to sacrifice his body to make a play.
I noticed that trade a few days ago. The whole reason Obie traded Ralph to Edmonton was so he could be close to his autistic daughter. Then Edmonton just trades him away? I guess it really is a cold business.
I was always a Brock Ralph fan and wish him and his family all the best. Maybe you can come back to the Hammer one day, Brock!
In my opinion, Brock Ralph has the speed and height to be successful but he has a rather slight build.
His strengths are his top speed and his passport, while his drawbacks are his weight and inconsistent hands.
I think he would be a perfect receiver to play out wide, and be a number 3 option in a passing offense where there isn't much pressure on him and he would have the ability to exploit any match up problems in a secondary. Running posts, corners, deep ins, things like that.
You just have to get him the ball in stride. I don't think hitches and curls are his forte.
david c, i guess you'd stay in bounds though wouldn't you? you'd go across the middle, wouldn't you? ...sure you would. listen, its pretty easy to sit back and criticize a guy for this or that cuz that's what you do-especially ham. fans. here's a thought-lace'em up,just once and see who hurries to go across the middle. brock was good enough to get to a jets camp,be on the roster of a grey cup champ,but he's a waste of a roster spot? as a cdn. receiver, he's pretty good. let's just leave it at that.and david, maybe you should comment on something you actually can have insight on instead of,apparently football players.get outta here!
City, as fans it isn't our job to lace em up and go across the middle......we pay money to buy tickets so that we may WATCH other people play football. We pay money to watch players make tough catches in traffic, and fight for the extra yard. We pay money to see players do there job and Ralph's job was to catch footballs and if he fails to do so or does so without giving it his all, we are certainly allowed to critisize him.
All that being said, Ralph is a decent receiver who has problems catching the ball in traffic. Not everybody can be a Cahoon or a Simon.
I happen to agree with most other posters on brock Very fast, mediocre hands, no rough play. And yes he is WAY TOO SOFT.Yes i would stay in bounds and go across the middle .When is the really old peoples game?Sign me up :cowboy:
With the amount of Canadian talent Winnipeg has lost this off-season, I have a feeling he is going to be in the starting lineup a little more than a 5th receiver. Unless you guys have a non-import receiver I am forgetting about...