How about Lemon? he would look good with some decent receivers. Probably get him cheap too.
Contrary to popular belief, Lemon was actually a fairly decent QB considering the outright abysmal Argo receiving corps he was forced to utilize.
Lemon amassed a 66.5% completion percentage (best in the league) 7TD's, 4 INT's and a 91.8 passer efficiency rating.
Not bad numbers for participation in 8 games.
If Barker had recruited adequate receiving talent who knows how well he could have performed..
Problem with Cleo is the overt narcissistic tendencies and lack of team integration which may prevent his return to the CFL ranks.
It's a shame as he is actually a quality QB.
I would never take LuLu Lemon on my team :lol: He is 32 years old, we need a QB who can be here for YEARS to come. Cleo Lemon seems like a stuck up guy who thinks hes better then everyone else because he was a starter on 1-15 team in the NFL and a backup... To be honest I think the way he exited the Argos ruined any chance of him seeing a CFL field again, but I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again.
As for Jyles, I love him as a QB. I would love to see him in the black and gold and he won't be 30 until midway through next season although he is only 3 years younger then Lemon, those 3 years makes a big difference when looking for a future QB.
As for Jyles, I love him as a QB. I would love to see him in the black and gold and he won't be 30 until midway through next season although he is only 3 years younger then Lemon, those 3 years makes a big difference when looking for a future QB.well if the Cats landed Jyles, I see no reason (injuries permitting) that he couldn't be a long term starter, possibly 7 years or so.
However, the surgically repaired shoulder is a concern in the present and future tense.
Either way, we need an athletic, mobile and elusive QB in this mold.
I mentioned in another thread that we have BJ Daniels from South Florida on our Neg List. In his first year as a starter he almost ran for 1000 yards and passed for nearly 2000. I really, really, REALLY like what Daniels brings to the table and I really hope to see him in a Ti-Cat uniform one day.[url=http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/382201/bj-daniels]http://espn.go.com/college-football/pla ... bj-daniels[/url]
Didn’t we sign a QB with a wonky shoulder off the Eskimo’s a few years back!!!
Lets just do the Jason friggen Maas thing all over again. :roll: :roll: :roll:
No offense Kirk, but giving that the vast majority of Porter's rushing touchdowns are 1 yard push ins, bringing it up is about as relevant to a QBs performance as a the number of points a hockey goalies has scored. Sure, it's nice to have a goalie who can pass a puck up to a guy and get an assist, or score on and empty net, but his position is to stop pucks.
Whoa Whoa Whoa... you champion the Argos to go after Burris while in the same breath condemn the Cats to do so, because the Argos "HAVE" to get to the Grey Cup next year... isn't the whole idea of a team's objective to GET to the Grey Cup?
Why can't the Cats sign Burris to GET to the Grey Cup in Toronto, which is significantly closer to Hamilton than any other CFL city in order to boost fan base for subsequent seasons??
All teams want a Grey Cup win, if Hamilton has the tools for Burris to be successful and the Cats have a shot at a GC close enough to their fans, I see no reason why they shouldn't take a chance on Burris THEN worry about the future!!
No offense taken at all. I think you're bang on.
I was just trying to figure out why Glenn threw for some many less TDs this year while throwing for the same amount of ints. Turns out the total number of TDs were about the same but the reduction in passing TDs was made up by an increase in rushing TDs.
The Cats have won the Grey Cup but ONCE in the past 25 years, thus signing a short term solution (like Burris) to win one Cup would be perfectly fine with me.
If anything, we TiCat fans are certainly not spoiled.
I've been thinking the same thing ... he would certainly be motivated to prove people wrong.
We have better coaching and better receivers that Toronto does ... might be worth a shot to see what he can do.
It can't hurt to invite him to camp for a no obligatory looksee.
The Cats need to keep all options open at the moment and scout as many QB's as possible in the coming months.