Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and receiver/returner Brandon Banks are in Hamilton and expected to finalize and sign extensions with the Ticats, per sources.
Masoli and Banks were two large benefactors from the arrival of June Jones as head coach in late August. Masoli went 6-4 after being installed as the starter on Labour Day while Banks made the switch to playing receiver full-time.
The 29-year-old QB threw for 3,177 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing over 63 per cent of his passes, Masoli’s best numbers since coming to the CFL in 2013.
Banks posted career receiving highs in catches (67), yards (1,011) and touchdowns (eight). Speedy B had 52 yards before Labour Day and 959 in 10 games after.
To be honest Edwards reported what he was told (granted I didn't agree with how he wrote it).
The bigger idiot to me is Banks himself, a guy clearly motivated by money and has taken multiple shots at this organization publicly on Twitter, and indirectly through Drew.
Im a big fan of his game but his attitude leaves a lot to be desired.
Even thoughBanks has rocked the boat lately on social media, Hamilton had to bring him and Masoli back. They have awesome chemistry, and single-handedly wontwo or three games for us down the stretch last year.
My guess is that the whole scenario is already locked in, and timing was orchestrated for how it would play out from a PR perspective.
Say goodbye to Zach, get all that coverage out of the way. Then Jeremiah gets his due as he is confirmed as the starter going forward (with a bit of Banks mixed in for extra goodwill). Lastly, the Johnny signing can be viewed in its proper perspective, since he will arrive with no guarantees and the need to prove himself.
Any other order and the media coverage (and fan reaction) would have included a lot of questions and uncertainties.
Well, I don't think I ever actually said there would be no takers and he had zero trade value, but I certainly did say I thought he wouldn't attract much of an offer in light of his contract, benching, injuries, and poor results in recent years. A second round draft pick seems about right to me.
In fairness the story isn't written yet... I said "the only way someone will trade for Zach is if he takes a pay cut" - if Sask goes into this season with that Bonus paid and contract in tact, ill be the first to admit I was wrong.
3DownNation has already posted two stories about the renegotiation-in-progress.
I'm not surprised to hear that Zach is willing to renegotiate with another team, even though I was pretty sure he would not want to renegotiate with the Cats. This way he can still control his own destiny, and get a real chance to start. Good for him!
Hey! Slomojo2005 We've been saying this for months now, and where has it
got us. When Masoli starts screwing up ,I guess we can say "I told you so".
But that attitude by us really doesn't help the team. So now our only hope is
Manzeil. GO JOHNNY GO!!(We need some kind of hope)