Peter Dyakowski traded from TOR to SSK

I guess he will retire now,
Isn't that what all players that get traded to SSK do?

Sask. Roughriders?Verified account @sskroughriders 5m5 minutes ago

The Riders have acquired nat'l OL @PeterDyakowski from the @TorontoArgos, in exchange for WR Armanti Edwards.

[i]The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired national offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski from the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for international wide receiver Armanti Edwards.

Dyakowski (6’5 – 320) is entering his 11th season after originally being selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the second round (11th overall) of the 2006 CFL Draft. Through ten seasons with the Tiger-Cats, the 33-year-old Vancouver native played in 148 regular season games, with 131 starts. He also added ten playoff games and two Grey Cup appearances.

Dyakowski had signed with the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent in February, 2017.

He was named a 2012 East Division All-Star and received nomination as the Tiger-Cats Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2011.[/i]

Edwards had 19 catches for 231 yards and a touchdown in four games for the green-and-white last season.

Great trade for the Argos. Edwards looked very good in limited action in Saskatchewan last year. The Riders must be in dire need of Canadian O-Line help.

At least Peter is spared from the indignity of ever having to appear in an Argos uniform.

All teams are desperate for Canadian "O" linemen, just reading about the problems in Calgary trying to fill their line with Canadian "O" linemen.

Dyakowski embraces next step in his football career

[i]In 2012, Dyakowski was crowned the champion of the CBC game show Canada’s Smartest Person. In 2014, the CFL veteran finished third during an appearance on Jeopardy. He has a Mensa-level IQ and is among the league’s most thoughtful and articulate interviewees.

But there is another aspect to Dyakowski’s personality.

“He’s an SOB on the field,’’ Roughriders offensive tackle Derek Dennis said during a break in the Riders’ training camp at the University of Saskatchewan. “If you watch him play, he’s nasty.

“It’s weird because he’ll come up to you and say, “How you doing? Nice to meet you and are things OK?’ It’s amazing because guys like that are football players. Off the field he’s kind-hearted, nice and he’s easy to talk to. When he gets between the lines and puts on those shoulder pads, he’s a dog.’’

There are still times when Dyakowski — who was acquired Saturday from the Toronto Argonauts for receiver Armanti Edwards — is reminded by teammates about being Canada’s smartest person.

“I hear about it the most if I ever jump offside, which is few and far between,? said the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Dyakowski. “That’s always the first thing the guys pull out.

“In football there are always different kinds of intelligence. I’ve played with a lot of guys who are legitimate geniuses and being clever only helps you so far because you can make decisions and be quick. A lot of guys overthink things and that can hurt you. It can only help you if you’re quick and decisive.’’

Dyakowski’s Riders debut was delayed until Tuesday while he made arrangements to move after spending his entire 10-year CFL playing career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He was released by Hamilton after the CFL’s free-agent deadline and within hours signed with the Argonauts. He was prepared to leave for Toronto’s training camp when he was informed that he had been traded.

“The first indication I got was a phone call saying, ‘Hold off on packing for your medical,’ ’’ said Dyakowski, who plans to move to Regina with his wife Rachel and their 10-month-old daughter Louise. “Something in the back of my head told me something might be going on. I then used the opportunity to go to a family barbecue with my wife’s family and I had to interrupt dinner to get traded.’’

Dyakowski joins a team with which he became familiar as a youngster in Vancouver.

“I grew up going to B.C. Lions games and the team with the biggest presence as a road team was the Riders,’’ Dyakowski said. “They were the ones with the most vocal supporters and I always knew who those green guys were.’’

Where Dyakowski will fit in with the Riders remains to be seen. He has taken repetitions at both guard spots while working with the first and second units.

“I’m surprisingly versatile so you will be shocked,’’ Dyakowski said. “My first couple of years in Hamilton I had starts at both tackle and guard spots. It has been for the last eight years that I’ve been at left guard. I can adjust and do what is asked of me and find a role.’’

Dyakowski will be happy with whatever role he’s asked to fill.

“When you go to training camp, you go with the mindset that you will be a starter because it’s a self-defeating attitude otherwise,’’ he said. “So I will put my best product out there and welcome the coaches’ decision. If the role for me is as a backup, then that’s fantastic because it’s a chance to play on a team and contribute.’’

Dyakowski then showed his dry sense of humour when asked what intangibles he can bring to the Riders.

“Incredible powers of understatement and modesty,’’ Dyakowski said with a smile.

“I have a lot of experience and I’ve done it a few times where hopefully I’m not too nervous. I can be loose and be confident out there. It’s a new offence, but there are so many ways to play football and there are a lot of things by different names. I have a great group of guys that I have to mesh with and find out where I can help out.’’[/i]

Happy for him and all us fans that he never played a down for the airblows this season

LOL !!! Yup , I gotta totally agree with ya on that one . I just couldn't imagine Peter after 10 yrs in the Black "n" Gold wearing that gawd awful ugly looking Blue and White uniform of that team that nobody cares about or supports down the #403 in Hog Town . I hope he does alright in Saskatchewan and hopefully helps them out because let's face it , the Riders could use all the help that they can get lately especially with Corky running the show over there .

Great guy. I'd be happy for him no matter who he played for. :thup:

Gotta agree with ya there , in all honesty Peter is one of my all - time favourite Ti - Cats . :smiley: :thup:

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That fact apparently didn't dawn on the Ti-Cats. They let Dyakowski walk away to be snapped up by former Ti-Cat football operations guy Spencer Zimmerman who recognized a valuable football asset for the Argos when it became available.

A mostly used-up Dyakowski probably wouldn't have started for the Argos - they have some good young guards there.
So the Argos end up with a very good young receiver with big upside for nuttin'. Thanks and a tip of the hat from Jim Popp to Kent Tillman.

Nice of you to disparage the Ticats’ decision while at the same time essentially agreeing with it.

To paraphrase your argument, as I understand it: teams should re-sign players they have no intention of keeping, just in case a favourable trade opportunity should arise to get someone they really want, rather than giving a long-serving player the best opportunity to chart his own path by letting him go at the start of the free agency period.

Football players are assets. The Argos' bright young Zimmerman anticipated the market demand for a veteran and serviceable lineman like Dyakowski and apparently the Ti-Cats didn't.
In my opinion, he wasn't going to start for the Argos and was maybe too costly as a backup but he turned out to be a valuable asset in any case. There was virtually no risk involved since CFL contracts are not guaranteed.
Zimmerman's foresight was rewarded as the Argos obtained a good young player at a position of need and the Ti-Cats ended up with......... nada.

Got it. If you need an INT receiver, you sign a NAT O-lineman that you don't really need, in hopes of trading him for what you do need at the last moment. That Zimmerman is a smart guy.

So if you actually need an O-lineman, do you sign a receiver and then start working your network?

A fate not to be wished on for ANY CFL player, especially one as good a person and player as Peter.

I too loved old Peter

The smartest Canadian in the WORLD LOL

That fact apparently didn't dawn on the Ti-Cats. They let Dyakowski walk away to be snapped up by former Ti-Cat football operations guy Spencer Zimmerman who recognized a valuable football asset for the Argos when it became available.

A mostly used-up Dyakowski probably wouldn't have started for the Argos - they have some good young guards there.
So the Argos end up with a very good young receiver with big upside for nuttin'. Thanks and a tip of the hat from Jim Popp to Kent Tillman.
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This good young receiver with big upside you discuss.
Is he older than Brian Tymes? Tolliver? Tasker? Elliott? Banks? Look it up for your answer

Any receiver under the age of 35 can be considered young in this league (unless it's Andy Fantuz who looked older than 33 when he played :smiley: )

By the way, I`m not sure that list of receivers above is going to scare many teams.

If you had done your homework before you implied this was a missed opportunity for the Cats to add youth to their receiving corps, you wouldn't have to make silly attempts at mitigating.