Earlier today I was sitesurfing and came across the TSN list of the top 50 CFL players of all time. As I was looking, I saw that Garney Henley is the top-rated Tiger-Cat. Which got me thinking... who is the greatest ticat.
When I think of 'the greatest ticat' it has to be more than just stats. It has to be a combination of stats, longevity with the team, a community guy, and a person who has helped to shape the identity of the franchise.
Henley had the stats, the longevity, and the franchise guy. Not sure about the community thing, though. So three out of four. Not a bad pick.
McManus... had the stats (although INTs a little high), the community thing, the franchise for a lot of years, and was here for about 7 years. Not bad I guess.
Covington... stats(yes), franchise(yes), longevity(yes), community(haven't really seen him around lately)
Faloney... franchise(yes), longevity(5-6 years), community(yes), stats(not really... but a master at reading defenses).
Mosca... franchise(yes, definitely shaped Hamilton as a defense first team for years to come even after retirement and gave fans and the team a certain mentality), longevity (yes), community (yes), stats (yes). SO HE'S MY VOTE!!
MR. TICAT: ANGELO MOSCA
With honourable mention to: Faloney, McManus, Covington, Osbaldiston, Covington, and Winfield.
What do you think? Who is the greatest ticat? What's your criteria??