So in the off season we made it quite clear in Hammertown that we were going to build an offensive juggernaut. We threw money at Fantuz and Giguere even though we had some very talented receivers on the roster already. I am an offensive guy so my eyes lit up when I saw the signings but now 6 games into the season and seeing how our defence played last week against the Stumps (hopefully that’s the worst we ever see that defence play…or was the first Rider game worst? I didn’t get to watch it…thank god) you’ve got to question whether signing Fantuz and Giguere were really worth our money.
Before Giguere and Fantuz our starting lineup would likely have looked like this.
WR SImon C.C or Glenn McKay
Also don’t forget we had TJ Harris at the time too who in my books is a proven 4 or 5 receiver.
Would it have been more advisable to try and sign Don Oramasionwu or Aaron Hunt? It was quite clear heading into this season that our D-Line was a major question mark and I think Obie and Cortez were banking on one of our young guys stepping up and becoming a difference maker (Broudreaux has been impressive but not dominant in any sense). Peach may still pan out but he was good his first game, terrible his second so the jury is still out on Mr. Peach.
Then obviously we have the whole Cobourne debacle where we have $150,000 scratched every game and a guy like Claude Wrotten (who IMO is an improvement over any d-tackle we have now) is on the open market but Obie’s hands are tied because he has no money left to spend as he watched a depleted Stamps O-Line open holes that a coach bus could fit through.
The whole Cobourne thing I think most people can agree in hindsight was just a horrible signing.
So basically my question is, would you rather have Fantuz and Giguere or would you have rathered Obie spent his money at a position of need instead of a position of want?