Sometimes a fellow wishes as if he could be split into a few pieces, like when you’re trying to assemble the goods for our Blitz! advance package for the Lions-Als game and forget to follow up on a piece of news on Team 1040 last night.
The flagship radio rightsholder had on Jamal Robertson, and to the surprise of absolutely nobody around the Lions, the 34-year-old said he will retire following the season. Considering he won’t be playing Saturday and may not do so in the playoffs, it’s possible therefore to suggest the good-natured tailback has already played his final game.
“I’ve had a good run. I’ve been playing a long time,? the former Calgary back told the station. “I started winning a Grey Cup [in 2001] with coach Wally [Buono]. I’m looking for the fairy-tale ending.?
Robertson will by no means be the only veteran not be returning next year, just the first to make it official. He was definitely a class act in the manner in which he handled his transition/demotion to/behind Andrew Harris this year. The plan of the Lions all along was to move away from Robertson. Harris simply accelerated the process this year.