Well, I have to admit I'm not exactly thrilled with some of the decisions that were made at receiver. I'm very happy with our team at every other position (aside from Marshall getting cut at LB....I don't think he really got a fair shot) but I think we made some big mistakes here.
I was a big Talman Gardner fan in both of the pre-season games. This guy looked pretty good to me....he has hands, speed and could dangle after the catch. I don't really remember anything about Quinnie (maybe one catch the other night) but I'd take Gardner over Peterson and Cavil anyday. (BTW, Cavil has had some good seasons in the past but he has been invisible to me in the pre-season....maybe we'll see something when the season starts.)
Peterson might've had a good camp, but he is still very inconsistent and I can't believe (considering the talent we had at camp) we're going into the season with him starting at WR. I don't care if he is a Non-Import....start Ralph, start Morreale....ANYTHING to get this guy off the field. I guess it's a rule over the last five years that we have to have at least one guy who can't catch the ball on the field at all times! (See Tony Atkins, Ibrahim Tonkara and Dondre Gilliam)
*Don't get me wrong, I liked Gilliam but it was for his special teams play and his blocking downfield....everyone knew he had trouble consistently catching the ball.
So now we go into the season with a good set of receivers but really not an outstanding starting four. Flick, Vaughn and apparently Peterson (because he is a Non-Import and he plays outside) are surefire starters but who starts at the other SB position....Ralph or Yeast?
We might have the best depth in the CFL at this position, but when Peterson is starting it's hard to say that we have the best group in the league.
Oh yeah and one more thing....Morreale over Fleming? I'm not saying I don't like Mike or that I don't understand what he brings to the table (leadership and experience), but was this the right move? Fleming looked like a younger, faster version of Mike and on a team where we aren't exactly lacking leadership and experience, why did we keep Morreale?
I'm not trying to complain because I haven't been this excited about our team in 6 years but I didn't see this position panning out this way.