OK guys..i see the point of the familiar thing..Yes ,, but look how the unfamilair did with our DLINE last year ?
and also at DB .
Now we have a bit mroe familiar at DB with ( PATRICK , MCCULLOUGH, BEASLEY ) and we will see a HUGE improvement there .
JOE L can likely be had for less than what he was making last year and he is not old or on his last legs
Joe is only 30 years old and is not injured and was notlet go due to his play but due to his salary
The only reason Joe was let go was because they could give Rey Williams less and that would help pay for signings of
Geroy Simon , Ricky Foley , Dwight Anderson ,Weldon Brown, resigned Brackenridge,Bagg,
QUOTES FROM SASK NEWSPAPER
"The move comes as a bit of a surprise as Lobendahn was extended at the end of the season, and was under contract for at least the next season. Taman says the move was made because with the salary cap in mind.
"A number of factors go into a lot of things we do, economics is one of them," said Taman.
Taman obviously wouldn't go into specifics, but did hint that Williams will be cheaper for the team than Lobendahn would have been. They also couldn't have brought both to camp as Taman says they probably would have ended up paying for both of them. "This isn't what Joe didn't do, it's just Rey is a real complete good linebacker that is affordable for us, and that's the bottom line," said Taman.
Little by like Ricky Foley, where initially we knew what he was making was quite a bit," said Taman. "As time went on, and things happened, his price went down for a number of reasons."
As that number went down, that's when the Riders became interested in bringing Williams back into the fold. Taman also said that there was definitely interest from other teams in Williams.