Hudson knows time will come
By BERNIE PUCHALSKI St. Catharines Standard[url=http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1641969]http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/Arti ... ?e=1641969[/url]
Contrast George Hudson's attitude in accepting a back-up role this season,
then, finding out he was not even going to be dressed in our first game
to Winnipeg's Derek Armstrong 'it's-all-about-me' blabbering in the press.
A familiar figure was not in the lineup when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosted the Toronto Argonauts in their CFL home opener on Canada Day.
Ten-year CFL veteran George Hudson Jr. didn't dress for the hometown squad.
"It has been awhile that I haven't started, let me tell you,"
the 32-year-old St. Catharines native said.
"But I'm a team player, and I want to win the Grey Cup.
"If they feel this is what it takes
to win a Grey Cup, then I'm all for it."
Trouble brews between Kelly, Armstrong
By KIRK PENTON Saturday, July 4, 2009
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are only one game into the CFL season, and already there has been
a significant dustup between head coach Mike Kelly and one of his star players.
Wideout Derick Armstrong, a 1,000-yard receiver the past two seasons,
refused to play in Thursday night’s season-opening loss to the Edmonton Eskimos
after Kelly made him a designated import.
“I made the decision to not (play),? Armstrong said
Friday morning at Edmonton International Airport.
“I didn’t want to rotate. I felt like I didn’t have to rotate,
given the years and experience that I’ve played in this game.
“They didn’t give me the most respect and let me know ahead of time,
so I just figured I would return the same favour. Whatever happens, happens.