A thought occurred to me while reading the threads on Spencer Watt and the WR Camp Battles. I thought, with the ratio flexibility the team has, do we really NEED to start Andy Fantuz? Here's my reasoning:
At the moment, we have the possibility of starting 3 National O-Linemen, 2 National Defensive Tackles, and 2 National Defensive Backs, all of whom are legitimate CFL starters. For those who can count, that equals 7 National starters, and not one of them is a receiver. Here is the breakdown:
My (projected) National starters:
OL - Dyakowski, O'Neill, Filer;
DL - Bulke, Laurent; and
DB - Stephen, Butler.
How does this help us? it gives us the flexibility to start Andy if we wish, or start 5 INTERNATIONAL RECEIVERS! What defence would like to face THIS (projected) lineup:
WR SB SB SB WR
Grant Underwood Tasker Sinkfield Tolliver
Of course, if KA still wants to START Fantuz, he could move O'Neill to Centre and start Simmons at Guard, or start Bryan Hall in place of Brian Bulke or Ted Laurent (tough decision, there).
Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Andy Fantuz. I'm just saying that we have a LOT of extremely talented National starters that gives us a huge advantage over some other teams when it comes to the ratio.