What did he do? Well, in the time he was used as a running back, he averaged 5.8 yards per carry. I'd say that's quite impressive. He didn't appear to do as much for us because he missed seven games, and when he did play, he was not utilized well at all. And that is one of the main reasons Joe Paopao is out of a job.
And perhaps I could once again mention why the trade was made for Holmes when we already had Ranek in the backfield. You have to rmemeber that when he was in Saskatchewan, there was another very talanted running back there named Kenton Keith. And consider how Holmes was utilized in Saskatchewan. He was on special teams, was a slotback on five receiver sets, and was a backup running back. So that what I have to say about the alleged stupidity on the part of those who brought him here. He could have been used in similar situations, but was not utilzed as often as he should have been. That was the problem.
Anyway, I suppose we could go on about what we should have done in the off-season and how it would have made a difference. It may be somewhat interesting to discuss, but I'm more interested in the upcoming off-season. Did you read the Montreal Gazette that said that with the SMS in place, the Alouettes may not be able to to re-sign Ben Cahoon and he could become a free agent. You can click here to read that article.