blackdale- it was partially financial, but if you add up all of the pertaining factors, it was definitely more than that. Jason Johnson is young, cheap, has showed a lot of promise the last two years in training camp and exhibition- he also wouldn’t mind being third string behind two proven CFL QBs. Khari is an awesome guy and excellent team player, but he is expensive and he isn’t getting any younger. Furthermore, I’d don’t think he’d like being 3rd string. But, alas, I’m rambling here, so on with the topic at hand.
jenkins would be an excellent pickup, but I agree with the esks fans that want to give elvis joseph and mclendon more time. joseph is likely to play and he had 14 carries for 72 yards (5.1 avg) against Ottawa before his injury in week 1. i kinda like the idea of a one-two punch with those two in the backfield. mclendon is great out of the backfield, and both have shown they are solid blockers, which is critical for a predominantly passing team like the esks. Granted, they probably won’t dress two import RBs, but we’ll have to see.
sorry guys, i guess this post would be more interesting for eskie fans than anything.
PS what kind of pay does jenkins get?