I know that Coburne was forced into duty do to the injury of Chevon Walker but it is hard to understand how they have kept him off the 42 game day roster until an injury.
The Ti Cats have gone with only one true tailback in import Walker all season but you would think that Cobournes many abilities would have gotten him onto the game day roster before now.
I know that their is the ratio to consider but certainly Walker could have used a blow from time to time. Cobouren also a great receiver and blocker to go along with his still very good running ability.
Hamilton also has a space on their roster for an import as they do not have a return specialist. Instead using three starters to split the duties. Giguere and Walker on Kick offs and Williams on Punts and FG misses have spread things out.
They were able to find room for two import running backs in tonights game imagine how much more he could have added to the Hamilton Offense. Besides the things mentioned above Cobourne was once a great special teams coverage player. It just seemed that the had the depth with the ratio to ba able to add him to the 42. The fact that they have 3 quality NI receivers in Fantuz, Giguere, and Stalla( who really does not even start) to go with Williams and Bakari grant. Onrea Jones also an excellent reciever to go along with Aaron Kelly scracthing one or both of them if needed whil Grant was heathy would have seemed like less a risk and Cobourne more of an Asset.
Even dressing Simon CC as the 6th receiver may have been an option. Three top rated NI FB/TE/ST Brown, Stephanson, and Fournier would cover a lot of special teams and are a huge part of their TE set especially Brown and Stepnason with Fournier really the ST of the bunch. Their ability as pass catching TE would have laso helped in the passing game.
Now a very heavy load on Walker playing 100% of the plays at tailback except for emergency and returning KO has certainly led to him being a bit worn and possibily vulnerable to injury.
If a Hamilton fan can help me to figure out why they chose not to at least find some space on the game day 42 give me some insight