Hassal, you need to read more then Zurcocksy's column if you want to know what is going on with this team.
Yalowsky (Last year's pick) chose to step away from football and focus on his engineering carreer. Popp took a chance that maybe after a year or two of pushing a pen and some cad software Yalowsky might realize he missed football. Yes it was a gamble but don't try to make it sound like Popp just picked a name off of a sheet of paper knowing nothing of what he was doing.
As far as Gurminder Thind he has a bad disc in his back and could need an operation. His coach suggesting that this would end his "college" carreer.
There is a diffence between gambling on a prospect and drafting a dead guy.
Personnaly I was concerned the Als would pick Giguere to please to local yocals. Giguere is a great athlete but is not a Primo receiver. The Als picked a very,very young Linebacker that can run down opponents on special teams and learn the ropes as a MLB.
We are lucky to have a guy like Jim Popp. I'm tired of hearing Herb pull his BS from failed Als employees. I'm glade they are gone. Let 's see how well he does with the Ticats.
You say you've followed the Als for a long time well let me tell you. I held season tickets during the Skalbania and Bronfman era and I don't want to see anything like that again EVER!
Jim has made his home in Mtl. and has been a PART of a very successful team for going on 12 seasons now. What has Herb's "source" done for this team?