On the Hogan show Obie says he will re-open discussions with Casey about his contract and it is 50-50 whether he is in camp with the Cats this year.
I read it as it is 50-50 Casey will renegotiate his deal......if not.......Bye-Bye
Did not sound good for a Jessie return.
Obie said they are pretty set with American RBs, and they really are.
That was quite a telling statement by Obie to come out and say that about Printers. I would think the thing to watch for is Porter resigning for three years or so, then Obie will be in the drivers seat with Printers.
I still think Printers was/is damaged goods the way he was throwing the ball at times. Similar to Jason Maas. You could see Jason had a bad shoulder by his delivery, of course the Ticat management line at the time was to deny deny, but it was eventually revealed that Maas did have shoulder problems.
I sometimes think QB’s get some nerve damage in their shoulder when driven shoulder first into the turf by those 260 lb DE’s.
The muscles heal but the nerve damage seems to take longer and affects the accuracy of their passes. That’s my take on it anyhow. Of course I can hear people now “there’s a lot of QB’s out there who must have nerve damage if it affects accuracy” .
But I’m thinking of QB’s who once were fairly accurate passers, like Maas and Printers.
Obie needs to see how Jesse is going to heal
which won't likely be known until free agency.
He said it is hard to work the import/non-import ratio
when there is a big drop off in ability to his non-import back up.
He liked that fact that Jesse being a Canadian starter
allowed him to start an American at safety last year.
Hogie mentioned Jamall Lee and Obie seemed to think that
getting a back like that would make it easier to commit to Jesse.[quote="ronfromtigertown"]
Obie also mentioned that he liked his stable of Import RBs.
It seems impossible to sign Jessie back, draft Lee, and still have Caulley, Keith, and Tre Smith in the fold.
Too much money tied up.
I personally would try to trade KK (and his BIG contract), sign Lumsden and draft Lee.
Wake up fans. Do you really think Obie would give his REAL starting QB only a 50-50 chance at being at camp? If he had any faith in Printers as his #1 this year, he would not have given such dismal odds. Damn, it's no better than a coin toss. One way or another, sooner or later, Printers is gone.
I'm inclined to agree with you, barney. I would like to see them both in Hamilton, but it doesn't look likely.
CP is darned expensive for what he delivers, and JL doesn't seem to be someone you can count on consistently. Though JL's a "ratio-buster" when he's playing, when he isn't, it messes things up quite a bit because as Obie says, it's a big drop-off to the next Canadian RB. So it tends to mean putting in an import to replace JL, and shifting the lineup elsewhere to make up for it.
IMO i think jesse goes to edmonton. dont forget that the argos acquired Tyler Ebell from edmonton last season, and if they wanna re-sign dorsey, they need to insure him that he is gunna get some carries, signing Jesse Lumsden won't help that.
i think jesse goes to edmonton.
and i would like to see Printers go, all that cap room it would clear up, and i dont think he is well liked in the locker room either.
If Printers is not back, I wonder who besides Porter will be QB for us? We aren't nearly as deep at QB as we are at running back, and could be badly exposed if our starter goes down. Not to say there aren't some undiscovered gems out there, but we'll need to discover them and bring them in.