Buratto new Ticats Offensive Line Coach

The Hamilton Spectator reports that Steve Buratto has signed on as the Ticats' offensive line coach. Ticats' offensive coordinator Mike Gibson handled that added responsibility last year.


Sounds good to me, the more coaches you get for each position, the more serious you are about improving it.Gibson did a decent job, but now he can focus on other thing's.Good signing :thup:

Good experienced CFL coach. :thup:

Not a good move in my opinion. Burrato was in charge of the sad-sack Argo offence these last few years and he didn't even do much of that under Andrus. His offence could be described as very unimaginative, inflexible and boring. This is the man who couldn't figure out a way to get RB Ricky Williams the ball more than 5-6 times a game. This is the guy who designed an offence that couldn't score.

Maybe D is his forte but I doubt it. Argos gain by subtraction in this case.

An Argo-Cat fan

Buratto was an O-Centre in college, so maybe he knows a little bit more about the O-line play then he does about drawing up offensive plays. One would hope so.
That should be the Ti-Cat line. The Argos misused his talents. :stuck_out_tongue:
But with Steve gone that probably means his protector Adam Rita is also on the way out in Argo land. The recyling in the CFL continues.

8) I agree with barneyfife1. As long as Buratto doesn't get involved with any of the Offensive playcalling, we should be

  He has been a disaster and a joke as an Off. Coord. in the past !!     

  The only reason he kept his Argo job last year, was because he was the only coach with any previous CFL experience.  <!-- s:oops: -->:oops:<!-- s:oops: -->

In defence of Buratto, Kent Austin was the Argo OC when Ricky Williams was there. Buratto joined the Argos the following season. He had some very good seasons in Calgary as OC prior to coming to Toronto.

Agreed Buratto is a sound coach and knows personnel

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who feels that way.

I'm a little concerned, to say the least.

Are you sure about that gil? I'm not saying you're wrong, but my recollection is that Buratto was the OC there the Ricky Williams year. . . but I could be wrong.

Regardless, Buratto ran a pretty poor offence in Toronto, and made the bonehead move of trying to force a square peg into a round hole by trying to make Kerry Joseph into a pocket passer (an error his successor mysteriously duplicated).

Last year he was in charge of Toronto's special teams, and they were anything but (exception being Medlock, who was a real find).

Hi MadJack! Yes, Kent Austin was the OC in 2006 (fired midway through the season after a game in Montreal when Spurgeon Wynn had to play for an injured Damon Allen). Buratto came to Toronto the next year via Calgary with qb coach Bill Diedrick. Together they helped Michael Bishop to his best year as a qb. Not much has happened since. Burrato will not hurt the Ti-Cats as the OL coach. He knows the game.

He is under-employed as an offensive line coach....he will do great.

Agreed…Not the most creative OC in terms of game day play calling, but a GREAT coach nonetheless!


Not my first choice. However, if his past performance in Toronto is any indication of his coaching capabilities - were cooked. I hope to see him teach - and think on the fly and be creative. I hope he has an eye for talent. Only time will tell.

Buratto was the special teams coach last year in Toronto. :smiley:
Pat Lynch(the old guy in section 7)

Buretto made a big mistake being a coach for the AAAaaaaarrrrgooooooss. :oops: Now he has seen the light.

Never been impressed with Burratto....

Some may not be impressed but he’s FINALLY being put to use in his strong area and that’s OL.That’s one less thing for Gibson to worry about so maybe he can spend more time working on scheme’s, etc.Time will tell, has Obie truly let us down yet?? anyone? Didn’t think so.

This thread makes me want a burrito.