We've all observed and read about Dave Dickenson's courage....well deserved...but perhaps not enough about Casey Printers courage.
Casey Printers won the MVP award and led the Leos to the Grey Cup with a very painful toe injury. The injury required the toe to be frozen each game and the toe had to be protected so that Casey could not put any weignt on it. That he played so well with this injury last year is incredible. Unfortuntely the injury resulted in a changed throwing motion, leading to this years rotator cuff problem.
Printers, with no off-season regimen, a very limited training camp, few practice reps all season, and hardly any practice reps before the Hamilton game has faced incredible challenges when required to step in this year.
While he hasn't played to last years form what he has accomplished, in the Edmonton and Hamilton games is amazing, based upon those factors.
I'm hoping that Casey woke up this morning with his arm feeling well and will have a good game, having taken 60% of the practice reps this week.
Dickenson, in todays Vancouver Sun, recognizes Casey's incredible talent and the obstacles he's faced when stepping into game action. Classy of Dickenson to say so and also very true. Printers has never whined about not having practice preparation following his performance in games...only taking responsibility for needing to play better.
Quarterback is a leadership position and both Printers and Dickenson demonstrate that in abundance.