I'll say it..."Sign Jesse Lumsden"

I'm sure I'll take some flak for saying this but anyone who watched the last game will have to admit there were a couple of times, particularly on the goal line and on short yardage we could have used him...and I'm almost positive with better results. That could have been the difference in that game...and how many other games could we have used a back of his size?

I say we should look at signing him to a contract with a performance bonus! I think he would be a compliment to Cobb and it opens up a real game-breaker with those two in a 2 back set.

He's Canadian, is available and in decent shape, motivated and more than anything has something to prove!

I think it's a win-win thing! If he comes back and does well...Great. If he doesn't do well or gets hurt again, it wouldn't cost us much! It's worth a shot.

I'm for having him back. :wink: Please discuss.

I cant believe you made this your 2000 post, I haven't read all 2000 of them but there is a good chance this is your worst...

lol...hadn't noticed, but while your at it, could you give me your argument against? :wink:

well ill start with I do get where your coming form and I really think we need a better rb and a guy with some size sounds like a good idea. I think we should go with a bigger thick back that can truck through people and then Thiggy who can just blow right by you.

I have never been a fan of Lumsden and think he was way to many injury problems.

I agree with Woody here
I will stay it again
Jesse is in GReat shape
He has Over a year to Heal
If used as a FB in Short yardage he be an Asset.
a few carrys a a game more then 3 to 8 per game.
Plus people have to respect the he can break one ..
When he was at his best there was not a better back in the CFL.

how do you know what kind of shape he is in and how his injury has healed up?

OK...tell me something we didn't already know...along with Bauman and Cobb...lol.

Seriously though, please re-read my initial post on this subject of Jesse. I've covered your concerns...it's a win-win for both the Ticats and Jesse. We have little to lose and I would not be surprised to see him back in Black and gold.

Hey, do you still think it's a poor post for #2000? :wink:

To answer your question Makaveli...I was sitting talking with a friend of his in Sarnia today!

If he is fine being the backup rb and would take a contract that is almost all performance based then give him a look.

oh and if you want me to tell you something you might not know I can add a few other players and coaches to that list lol

Let just I know Lummer and Leave it at that .

If a fullback is what you're after...then why not hand the ball off to Darcy Brown....or activate Sam Fournier.

Ill just say this, you don't tho...
you might talk to him on facebook but that doesn't mean you know the guy, and him telling you he is healthy is worthless, he has been saying that for years lol

On short yardage plays im all for giving it to a fullback if he proves he can do it.

Far too injury prone. That guy could possibly be one of the best ever if he didn't get hurt so often. Makes me wonder what he is doing to himself that causes so many injuries....his size is probably part of it I guess.

I'd pass...has great potential but too much risk.

When we had Jesse here before, when he got hurt
the team had import/non import roster problems

Another non import had to be put into the starting line up
at another position causing a big drop off in skill level there,

Since we already start 8 or 9 Canadians at times now,
Jesse can be replaced by an American if he is nicked up.

Most backs don't stay injury-free all year anyways.

P.S.

Jesse will surely not be asking for big money.

Sorry to say the Jesse Lumsden football career chapter has closed. First and foremost, he is not cleared or has passed a team physical. Second, a great kid with all the heart in the world, the only major problem, he is injury prone. I say pass and move on and sign a REAL running back instead of the Corn Man. Another big coaching mistake by not finding a Cory Boyd - Jamal Robertson type to challenge. A lot of things can change in one year and the Corn Man is not going to take us to the promised land until he hits the holes hard - runs hard - runs over defenders and just picks up his play huge. If I were Obie - I would sit the Corn Man and re-sign Demetrus Summers. During TC and the pre-season Summers ran circles around The Corn Man. It's the player evaluation thing, a square peg in a round hole. If you have noticed most quality running backs find a way to get the yardage all by themselves.

He often gets injured on his first play. So we sign him, he practices with us, gets us one first down and then gets injured while doing so and is out for the rest of the season. Doesn't exactly sound like he'd be doing much. Be4ing healthy doesn't mean you're immune to injury.

This topic could end up being more controversial than the great stadium debate. 8)

But seriously, I don't know. I suppose if he gets medical clearance and it's performance based, why not if it makes sense to the team. But does it make sense? :?

Agreed. I was thinking this when he was released, but didn't have the guts that Woody has shown, to put it out there. lol

Why not? A little hometown pride would be good right now, and if he is paid minimal with performance options, what do we have to lose? I don't know the details behind our cap and what not, but I would think Jesse would be willing to jump at any offer to prove he isn't done in this league.

I watched him play for Mac and loved watching him play in Hamilton. He is exciting when healthy so why not one more shot? He has had much more rest inbetween his injury than he would have had if he was re-signed by the Esks. Perhaps that bodes well?

Good post Woody.

[quote="Makaveli"]<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I agree with Woody here
I will stay it again
Jesse is in GReat shape 
He has Over a year to Heal
If used as a FB in Short yardage he be an Asset.
a few carrys a a game more then 3 to 8 per game.
Plus people have to respect the he can break one ..
When he was at his best there was not a better back in the CFL.</blockquote>
how do you know what kind of shape he is in and how his injury has healed up?</blockquote>
Let just I know Lummer  and Leave it at that .</blockquote>
Ill just say this, you don't tho...
you might talk to him on facebook but that doesn't mean you know the guy, and him telling you he is healthy is worthless, he has been saying that for years lo

I've been to workouts at Mac and In Burlington .
It not just Face book
it was Jesse who help me lose Nearly 50 Pounds 2 Winters Ago
I know how hard he works out ..

You are bang on onknight
Of course Jesse is in great shape he is a proud man and has been in the Gym working his tail off and waiting for the phone to ring. And I do know this for a fact

I for one firmly believe that if he changes his focus from a number one running back to a situational player who can swing out of the backfield and catch a pass or fight for that one yard on the goal line that we seem to have difficulty getting or be a special teams monster. he has some great value and a tremendous upside.

Salary wise he might be signed for a bargain because essentially he would be starting over.
Who ever signs him should do so with the attitude that he cannot take the every play pound the ball between tackles 20 or 25 times a game.

So OB what are you waiting for go out and talk to the kid he's a great player and an even greater face for this franchise as a home town boy and if anything he'll definatley put more fannies in the seats