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[i]Tiger-Cats general manager Bob O’Billovich is confident his team can get over the first-round hump this season.
“I feel really good about this year,? he said Wednesday on a conference call. “Honestly, there are just some special vibes that I think are going on.?...
...“I think I’m more excited about this season than any of the seasons since I’ve been here,? said O’Billovich, who became GM in 2007. “I’ve got a sense about this team that’s being developed. We’ve had some good off-season signings with free agents.
“We’ve improved our roster in a lot of different areas.?[/i]
"Special vibes"? I'm feelin' it! You feelin" it?
Should be an improved team. Offensively, we've improved with the acquisitions of Cobourne and Wayne Smith.
Defensively, we'll have Baggs right from training camp, and perhaps an even better MLB in Renauld Williams.
Kicking should be better too.
Improvements all around, and i really don't see any backwards steps in terms of losing talent. Maintaining continuity by keeping the strong core intact is very important.
The only question marks I have are for the new OC and DC, and to stay optimistic, if they turn out to be an improvement ( Following Greg Marshall is a tough act!), then watch out for a terriffic season!
( On a side note, really enjoying Drew Edwards' work! :thup: )