Questions for ticats fans

1 . Ok why cut LB Quinton Caver and LB Michael Nattiel before training camp begins . I thought Caver was going to be a monford type small DE and Nattiel was going to team with Moreno to give us a great linbacking corps

  1. Our DL is ver very thin on the import side with Collier being the only proven guy ..I can't stand peterson and all the candian guys are umproven . Comments please

  2. Where are the proven American recievers ? Please don't say Cavil ? Any ideas who the go to guys will be or are they waiting for saskatchewan to make cuts ( please say yes ) . i do like the look of T Gardner

  3. Wy so many qbs' and so little D-LINEMAN , LB'S AND RECIEVERS ? I don't get it ? why give smith and flick for butler if they brig in king etc ..WHY NOT JUST KEEP SMITH ?

  4. Who looks to start in the defensive backfield ? Cody , gordon , karikari , bradley , young or kornegay ?

6 which canadian will start at lb ? mariuz ?

7 . with all the canadian d-lineman ( possible 3 starters ) where will we have extra americans ? if it's reciever then lets bring in some quality guys !!
8 my guess is maas will get traded back to edmonton for a field goal tee ...and then king is # 1 with but;er # 2

IMP WR William Mayfield
IMP LB Michael Nattiel
IMP WR Kendall Newson
IMP DL Al Washington
IMP DB Terrence Wood

  1. Those players must not have been impressive to Coach Taaffe, and I sure as heck trust him more than Marshall. We have more LBs, give them the chance to prove they can play.

  2. We don't have any proven guys, but this is definitely a rebuilding year. I would expect either Josue or a new face to start at DE. Also, I guess you're right -- Loescher who has played CFL ball and Wayne who was stellar for us at the end of last season are totally useless.

  3. We brought in proven guys last year, see how far that got us? Trust Desjardins and our scouting staff which is much better than what we had last year.

  4. 18 WRs. 'Nuff said.

  5. I would say Gordon, KariKari, Cody, Bradley and the other one is up for grabs. I am not a fan of Kornegay. Who knows though? Bradley might not start, but I would be disappointed if he didn't. How he was on the bench last year and Chris Martin was starting the season along with Justin is still a mystery to me.

Testament to last year's awful coaching.

  1. Mariuz and if he doesn't I'll be disappointed. In Taaffe I trust.

  2. Quality guys cost top dollar. Who would you bring in that's an FA and we don't have now.

  3. I pray you're wrong. You're complaining about unproven players and you want to hand King a starting position before he plays a down of CFL ball? Get real.

1 . Ok why cut LB Quinton Caver and LB Michael Nattiel before training camp begins . I thought Caver was going to be a monford type small DE and Nattiel was going to team with Moreno to give us a great linbacking corps
  1. Our DL is ver very thin on the import side with Collier being the only proven guy ..I can't stand peterson and all the candian guys are umproven . Comments please

  2. Where are the proven American recievers ? Please don't say Cavil ? Any ideas who the go to guys will be or are they waiting for saskatchewan to make cuts ( please say yes ) . i do like the look of T Gardner

  3. Wy so many qbs' and so little D-LINEMAN , LB'S AND RECIEVERS ? I don't get it ? why give smith and flick for butler if they brig in king etc ..WHY NOT JUST KEEP SMITH ?

  4. Who looks to start in the defensive backfield ? Cody , gordon , karikari , bradley , young or kornegay ?

6 which canadian will start at lb ? mariuz ?

7 . with all the canadian d-lineman ( possible 3 starters ) where will we have extra americans ? if it's reciever then lets bring in some quality guys !!
8 my guess is maas will get traded back to edmonton for a field goal tee ...and then king is # 1 with but;er # 2

  1. Moreno is there with Auggie and Dixon is back, who looked good when he played last year (even had INT vs TO) and Josue can play LB and DE. If the coaches made the cuts than they like the others better and want to let them compete to see who plays.

  2. It might be thin in import competition in your opinion but Clinton Wayne, McKay Loescher, Dunbrack et al are experienced Canadians and obviously they are high on Reid and Bekasiak and able to go with more NIs giving flexibility in other areas.

  3. Curry has looked good, Gardner also. JoJo has looked quick and good hands. See what these guys can do and there will be cuts but if Charlie or Marcel felt they needed someone else, they could have gone after Thurmon.

  4. There is enough NI depth on the OL with Gagne-Marcoux joining the mix without Smith. They signed King late and Butler has playd in CFL and we need to have depth here so let them compete. I don't think that aren't enough DL, LB and receivers so someone else has to answer that :slight_smile:

  5. Cody was huge last year and some of the other young DBs who came in late will push but DB coach Butler was quoted in story saying he likes the talent mix so will be fun to watch.

  6. Depends, with NI depth on both lines, one might not.

  7. Not sure but again they must like the receivers they have for now.

  8. Bad guess.

Maybe the guys who got "cut" didn't pass the physical?

Maybe you didn't know, deisel27
but the guys gerbear9 referred to,

LB Quinton Caver and LB Michael Nattiel
participated for 3 days at Rookie Camp.

They passed their physicals to do that.

They could have been injuried going into the full camp.

This is not college you can't have a 100 man roster someone has to get cut.The coaches got a good look at these players at rookie camp and for what ever reason they were not good enough.I to am worried about are import content but our GM is working hard to find better imports and will bring them in as they come avialable.

The prime time for import "airlifts" is during NFL training camps...IN AUGUST. :wink:

I think there will be a good deal of player movement in the next couple of weeks, particularly after the first preseason games across the league. That is the first opportunity for a "spike" in import availability. As I stated earlier, however, it's August when the Craig Smith- Mike McCarthy-Tracy Ham scouting regime will most likely make the most hype...

With the SMS in place, I figure there will be some more "name" cuts floating around in the FA pool shortly. Keep in mind the Cats will also hold the hammer re the waiver wire, having first dibs on guys being waived this year.

Oski Wee Wee,

HA, HA, HA, Hamilton turn off the lights the parties over!!! HA, HA, HA

Define "party"....:wink:

Oski Wee Wee,