I think if they can fix the receiver/DB issues they are going to pick up some wins and have a strong second half of the season. It’s a lot easier to fix problems with receivers and the secondary than trying to fix QB problems. I think Hamilton and Montreal are going to struggle right through the second half of the season with their lack of QBs.
The way things are going they could easily end up in second place and host a Western crossover team.
Looking back we see why Hill was released. The other 8 contract extensions all seem to have been the right ones. They certainly addressed the receiving issue and then some. Did give up their leading tackler to get one of them. Talent wise they are replacing him with Munoz who they signed after being an NFL final cut. Getting that NFL shot with two seasons in '12 and '13 where he was one of the top WillLB in the CFL (80 Tackles each year). He was just overshadowed by a pair of big time MLBs in JC Sherrit then Rennie Curran. They also sure up the starting import LT starting spot to boot.
Everyone gave them an A Plus for the CFL FA REC signings.
I think there A Plus began with the '13 redshirt Jr draftees, '14 draft trade getting the player they wanted in Pruneau, signing Munoz after NFL cuts enabling the trade for Price, extending the right expansion draft guys, The budgeting and courting of Williams for months, and CFL FA signing of LT SirVincent.
Makes me wonder what else they have hidden up their sleeve heading into the draft with the top pick.
So far the Riders are a distant second with the trade for All Star National MLB for All Star National DE With all Star DE Alex Hall signing hidden up their sleeve after a year on NFL PR.