Are the Rider’s Canadian players under attack? This may seem like a bit of crying wolf but do we see a trend developing? Adam Nicolson is traded for Prechae Rodriguez. Jason Clermont is forced to take a big paycut in order for the deal to happen according to Perry Lefko. This has Taman’s M.O. written all over it. Canadians can’t play the skilled positions and always trade away your Canadian talent to achieve your goals.
ET’s philosophy was to nurture and build Canadian content at every position. Although ET has only been gone for a few weeks are we already abandoning that philosophy? The fastest way to undo a successful CFL football team is to attack or neglect the Canadian talent. No doubt there will be a slew of import receivers brought in for TC and no doubt there will one or two of them that Miller wants. Is Dave McKoy the one to be bumped off the roster next in order for that to happen? I can easily forsee a situation where we are deep in import receivers, say six or seven with perhaps three Canadians. Are we witnessing the demise of the Canadian Air Force?
Miller is salivating over the thought of a Grey Cup championship which in it’s self is not a bad thing. However, is he willing to accept long term pain for short term gain in order to get that championship? Jim Hopson are you paying attention?