No doubt the team has filled some holes this season, and the future definetly looks brighter.
The big improvements/solid areas are
We are all set, and can compete with the best in the league
As I tend to repeat, I like this group moving forward.
The secondary needs some minor tinkering.
It would be nice to replace Gordon, but the coaches seem to believe in him.
We could probably bring in some competition at safety, or try Dylan Barker there next season.
For sure the quantity is there.
But between Porter, Printers, Williams, and Adam Tafralis I am sure that the team can field 3 capable QBs every week.
Young and talented.
I am not sure that a TRUE #1 exists with this group, but they are at least a solid group that you can build around.
Now on to the NEW and improved trouble spots
Blow up the defensive line. It is that simply. Obie just did not bring in the required talent to upgrade the already poor defensive line.
Lets hope he has some bodies or draft picks to trade for bodies on his radar.
The other option is trading Printers or Kenton Keith for some D-Line help.
The quality is just not there.
It hurt losing Gagne-Marcoux so early in the season.
There is a need for 2 American offensive starting tackles. VERY IMPORTANT!!
Gerald Davis is young (22) and maybe he is the answer on the right side, but competition needs to be brought in to camp to fight for these important spots.
The Non-Import depth seems to be there, but can they play as a regular every day CFL O-Lineman is the question.
Hudson will be 32 next season and he has had an injury filled couple of seasons.
Hage is always nominated as our best Canadian O-Lineman....is he that good, or the best of a below average bunch??
This seems like the toughest group to assess.
A lot of talk to pick 2 Non-Import O-Lineman with our top two picks. Are they any better than the high picks we already have??
Knowton plays hard and is fine.
We need a big upgrade at our two other spots, and this is one area where the team is actually A LOT worse off than they were last year.
That guy from the middle is gone (Whatever his name is. Mentioned in 97 other threads) and no Armour...ouch!!
My perfect off season would amount to:
- Trade Keith and Printers for some Import talent on the O-Line and D-Line or linebacker.
- Re-sign Lumsden and Setta
- Trade one of our 1st picks for an O-Line or D-Line import starter.
- Find 2 gems for Offensive and Defensive co ordinators
- Sign a #1 go to WR
If Obie can accomplish this I will be buying tickets for a home playoff game....do they actually sell these, it has been a while
What would your pefect off season amount to?