Picking up on some comments in another thread, keeping Van Zeyl this year was a mystery to me. On the other hand, I think Joe Figueroa still has gas in the tank and was solid when he played. He had two unrelated injuries this season that severely limited his play.
Beard, Revenberg and Woodmansy are solid. Murray and Riley weren’t up to snuff. I’d bring back Figueroa to camp but look for a Canadian tackle in the draft.
Murray got beat a couple of times and was offside a few times , but if he stays with us through a full training camp next year, and stays healthy, he will be an Eastern All-Star next year IMO. He is really tall and has long arms and can play left or right tackle. If we don’t sign him , someone else will.
I disagree with ya on this . I would personally cut bait with both Figs and CVZ next year . Both played minimally due to injuries last year and the rare times when they did play their performances were sieve like and rather unspectacular imo . Plus you add in the fact that both will be 41 and 35 respectively next season and it doesn’t take much to realize that their best years are in the rearview mirrors . I would also say bye bye to Riley as well whose play left a lot to be desired at the best of times .
Now if you are looking for keepers the three interior players in Woodmansey , Beard and Revenberg are where you would start as a solid foundation in the middle of the line . On that I agree with you . I would also keep Murray around as he is still young and has monster tree like size at 6’9", 325 and has a ton of untapped potential still at only 27 years of age . Lastly I do agree that for that RT position I would be scouring the bushes looking for a possible Canadian with starting potential in this years draft .
I think Dayton Black was a guy they were pegging some hopes on down the road to develop into a National tackle. Don’t think he’s ready to start yet but did get some playing time last year, mainly filling in at guard. Draft report on him was tall, athletic and good footwork. Probably needs to put some more weight on and hit the gym.
Team needs to make a decision on Saxelid - mostly injured over the last two years. He could have been the answer at right tackle but I doubt we’ll ever know. I see Murray back given another shot at left tackle, Figs gone and likely at least one of Riley/Kemp as well.
On Nov. 22nd., all CFL teams registered their list of players signed for 2024. The TiCats list 28 players, including four who were not with the team at the end of this season.
In addition to WR Justin McGriff, discussed briefly, in the past couple days in one of these threads, another WR Jequez Ezzard is coming back to try again. The speedster was on the P.R. in July and registered as “Retired, as of Aug. 2nd.” The other two names are punter Bailey Flint, suspended since early August, and '22 draftee OL Nicholas Guay who was registered as retired on the day training camp opened in May.
The other 24 are Bayless, Beard, Black, Butler, Coleman, Diallo, Elliott, Federico, Figueroa, Flowers-Lloyd, George, Hewitt, Kolarevic, Kongbo, Lawson, McAllister, Mitchell, Pavihi, Powell, Sayles, Smith, Sunderland, Whyte and Wilson.
The September 16th win against Winnipeg would give you a great indication of how good Murray can be.
He was RT that game, Figs was LT. We allowed one sack and controlled the whole game.
This game represents the Oline I think coaches will want in 2024.
This Oline, from week 15, will win us at least 12 games next year regardless of who our QB is.
6’ 7" 305 and UBC plays Saturday at Kingston versus U of Montreal at 1 PM on CBC . The Carabins feature [Montreal Carabins’ QB Jonathan Senecal wins Hec Crighton Trophy . It should be a great Canadian football game .