We would be bringing him in here to be a back up. He makes too much money to be a back up.
IF Mr.Simpson were, indeed, to be brought in to Hamilton - it most DEFINITELY would NOT be as a backup.
It, most ASSUREDLY would be to REPLACE Mr.Floyd.
The MORE thought I give to the PROSPECT of adding Barrin Simpson to the fold the more I LIKE it. It has been said that Obie adheres to the adage "BETTER is BETTER". Well, IMHO, Barrin Simpson is BETTER than Otis Floyd.
I think the MAIN CONCERN, from a TEAM standpoint is the EFFECT such a move (Floyd for Simpson) would have on the MORALE, and CHEMISTRY of the team. If it were ANYBODY else I would not even ENTERTAIN the thought, however, by ALL accounts I have ever heard, Barrin Simpson is one of those CHARACTER guys that would fit into ANY locker room.
On top of it ALL ... Barrin has already played in a Greg Marshall coached defense. This fact, almost CATAPULTS this scenario into NO BRAINER territory, on par with the acquisition of AB3.
The ONLY thing which causes PAUSE is Simpson's TURF TOE. If he can't IMMEDIATELY step in for Floyd then I would not make the deal. There is no sense in HANDICAPPING the defense while waiting for him to get healthy.
P.S For purely TRIVIA purposes, if memory serves me correct - I BELIEVE it was Otis Floyd who REPLACED Barrin in BC. I think it was one of "those" Wally Buono DECISIONS. Cue Alanis Morrisette.