Is the Calgary player correct re the Printer's effect? Here is the article, PRINTERS FALLOUT: It seems not everyone in the CFL was pleased to hear quarterback Casey Printers signed a four-year, $1.6-million deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week.
Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman Randy Chevrier made some interesting comments about Printers in his column Tuesday in the Calgary Sun. Writing the piece in the form of a letter to Printers, Chevrier began by outlining the differences that exist in the CFL today compared to when Printers last played in the league in '05, most notably the existence of a $4.05-million salary cap and the impact big salaries like Printers' have on teams.
"You see, Casey, in order to make room for your type of salary ($1.6 million for three years), guys making middle-of-the-pack money will no longer be kept around on rosters as they were in the past," Chevrier wrote. "There will be a lot of player turnover, as those guys will be released in favour of younger guys playing at minimum CFL salary ($39,000).
"But, alas, such is football life in the new CFL."
And Chevrier penned an interesting conclusion to his letter.
"Finally, Casey, I hope you are up for the challenge," he said. "Hamilton needs you now more than ever.
"They have great fans and are starving for a winner. I just hope they did not spend too much on you and left nothing to help improve your supporting cast. Well, good luck with that project and we'll see you in two weeks."
Then, Chevrier signed the letter, "Hope to sack you soon, Chevy."