Dylan Barker

5 tackles and some really good licks.

He's got along career ahead of him. but it took only the first half for me to be reminded of Hitchcock.

He was noticably effective, at least in the first half.

A very promising start.

This is exactly why we wanted him to start over Beveridge.He's not afraid to hit and make plays and he's twice as quick.

Hamilton's Barker is ready to start

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Barker no backup
Moose Jaw product now Ti-Cats' No. 1 safety

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Kirk, we may disagree on a stadium location, but we agree on Barker. I don't want to go making Hitchcock comparisons yet, but I was very impressed with how he played tonight. Too bad he couldn't hold onto that INT. I guess that's why he plays Safety and not Slotback.

I think it looked like he had a good game too, but until the Cats get to grade the game tape, it won't be known whether he had any major miscues. Riders had lots of big passing plays. Hard to tell from TV whether Barker was out of position on any of them.

he looked really good out there today. He had that one big hit that popped the ball out stopping a touchdown.

Kirk, what does this have to do with the stadium debate?

Dylan is the man for this postion, I have said that from day 1!
Great game Dylan you made your family and friends proud to call you a TI-CAT!!! :rockin: :rockin:

He saved a touchdown and that play lead to a red zone turnover which was huge, but then he got butter fingers and dropped a sure interception and that really was the turning point of the game. From there, Sask rolled. If the team had of inserted the better player from the beginning, maybe he makes that interception. But this team falls in love with guys. That's a big part of why we're so bad. Continuity my foot.

Why do most people leave a complement, followed by a negative! Barkers FIRST job is to HIT then catch the ball is he can for the interception! He did his job and droping that interception had nothing to do with the GREAT job he did!

True that. A defensive player failing to make an interception is hardly the turning point in the game. How about the receiver who dropped a sure catch then followed by a punter dropping the snap?

The man proved he can get the job done. Nothing against Beveridge, but I don't remember him playing as well as Barker played this game.

Im not too upset about the inerception, he's a defender he's going to drop some. Besides, Beveridge would have ran as slow as possible and got there after the reciever caught the ball and ran 10 yards.

It looked as if he had already committed to a jarring hit on the receiver and did not expect Durant to throw such an off target ball.

If that ball was on target, that receiver would have been crushed!

Barker played very well.

Don't be hard on him about the pick...defensive backs are just receivers who can't catch.

We had guests over who aren't into football so I couldn't watch the game but glad to hear Barker played well, that will be a key in the long run no question.

I'd be dumping them as friends Earl.

Or tell the wife to have 'em over on Sunday.

Well hendy, yes, but they came from Ottawa for the weekend and last night was the only night we could meet up with their schedule. But I told them if Ottawa gets a team, keep that extra bedroom in lower town open because I'll have a reason to go to Ottawa more, than just meet up with the inlaws for boring conversation. :wink:

Actually they are great people, but yes just need to get them into football. I'll have to work on that one. :cowboy:

Earl, you can watch the whole game here:

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8) So Earl, why exactly are these people your friends ???? :wink: