Dear Fellow Armchair GMs on ticats.ca:
May I humbly suggest a few things?
- This team should continue to develop the roster it has. Tweak as Obie and co. should, but the idea that we should be dealing guys left and right every week is a non-starter.
1A) Chang isn't going to Saskatchewan anytime soon after Durrant's game today. Okay? Chang has third-or-fourth QB value as trade bait. You can't get a starting DT for Chang and a tractor-trailer load of Hawaiian Punch, okay?
Do not trade Terry Caulley. Lumsden has had a history of injury problems. We need all the depth we can at tailback. Duh.
Do not trade Richie Williams for the same reason re Printers.
NFL training camps and the CFL waiver wire should lead to some attractive free agents become available between now and Labour Day. Elijah Thurmon is one example of someone potentially available out of Montreal unless he kept on the Als reserve list. The Cats do not have to deal assets to add to the club. Simply maintaining the scouting staff's work and having Obie and Rambo work the phones will lead to guys coming through to Tigertown.
Samuel Giguere will be the biggest acquisition for the team this year in the medium to long term if he is released by the Colts. His upside is that big. His immediate impact if secured will be significant as well. Patience, folks!
That's the recipe I think the team needs to keep following. Addition by addition, not addition by subtraction. We need better pass rush and another impact receiver (Bauman did very well today!)...but the other aspects of the roster are shaping up quite well.
We've made the other teams in this league better at our net expense for too long. Developing this roster will pay dividends.
Oski Wee Wee,