This will by no means take the sting out of the trade for us fans, but now we need to look at what we got in return. That is that.
Flemons was a backup last year but I suspect he will be auditioning as Fred Perry's replacement.
Glenn January, although an injury replacement for 10 games, the boys in the colour booth called him "the best lineman the Argo's now have" (on a team that has Chad Folk) and "has played very well for the Argos as an injury replacement", and "has helped solidify the line..." (all three, I heard with my own ears) (I am one of those 'rider fans who watches every CFL game on TV and not just the 'rider games)
A first round draft pick is a crap shoot, but it now gives us a high first round pick, to go with a high second round pick for a team whose best starting Canadians are aging (and regressed last year ie. Makowsky, and Schultz)
and it frees up nearly 300 grand for someone else to be signed.
Kerry Joseph, God love him, played his heart out for us, but he is 36 and this year would most likely be his last year for the 'riders if he stayed, so in 2009, it would almost be guaranteed that we would loose him because of something (retirement or free agency).
At least we will get something for someone who would most likely play only one year for us (as well as not being very happy with the team because of the money he wanted would not come his way)
And this my opinion only so please keep the insults to yourselves.... it is good for the league. Toronto now gets a player who may bring some fans out to the sky dome.
There are still some months left till June training camp... more players are on their way to Regina, I am certain. As Thryllin says... "we will be fine"