QB must learn it's a 'team' game
So, the Casey Printers era has ended before it ever really began.
February 20, 2009 Steve Milton
The Hamilton Spectatorhttp://www.thespec.com/Sports/article/517032
this quote intrigues me
It's surprising that it took this long to dispatch Printers.
The coaches and front office actually liked the guy?
He's not an unlikeable person, and can be quite engaging --and knew that
there's still some great football buried somewhere in that misled psyche of his.
As a high school basketball coach I have been around a kid who was a superior athlete
but he didn't hit it off well with some of his team-mates for the subtlest of reasons,
maybe it was the way he carried himself or a couple of remarks he made
I suspect that underneath their dislikes there may have been a bit of envy
which his coaches and his teachers didn't feel, for obvious reasons,
maturity being one of them, and they did like him very much.
Steve saw a similar thing with Casey or was told about it by players.
I didn't see any signs of Casey having a bad relationships with players at practice
actually, after his thumb injury when he could see his stock plummeting
he seemed to mentally disengage from trying to be the team leader
lost his concentration, and instead goofed around
on the sidelines at practice with the other subs.
But he lacks maturity for a quarterback and lost the team at least three times in his two years here.
One was in his initial start when he blamed everyone but himself for the loss.
He had regained the respect of most of his teammates by 2008,
but in a game late in the season told head coach Marcel Bellefeuille
in front of many players on the sidelines, that he could not get warm
and couldn't go in to replace injured starter Quinton Porter and
... according to several players, Printers pulled himself from a game
with what many Cats felt was an insignificant injury.
He also kept insisting he was only one of 12 players on offence.
As Steve says, Casey may have a maturity problem.
If he ever comes to realize what Steve laid out in the article
he may once again be a darn good football player in this league.
I wish him well.