Ticats want Changes

In today's Hamilton Spectator Article
by Ken 'Jeepers Creepers' Peters

Ticats want Changes

The Tiger-Cat head coach [Charlie Taffe] said
quarterback depth is still an issue for the club.

He wants to bring four passers to training camp.
Jason Maas, Rocky Butler and Richie Williams
are all expected...hmmm?...to be in camp.

The team may have some interest in
Winnipeg free-agent backup Brad Banks.

[Yes!! He has a superlative college record.]

After a 2 years in Junior College

In 2001 he transferred to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

In 10 games he completed 41 of 68 passes for 582 yards
with four touchdown throws and two interceptions.
He also rushed for 151 yards and two TDs on 41 carries.

In 2002, Banks finished second in balloting for
The Heisman Trophy after a tremendous senior season.

He completed 170 of 294 passes for 2,573 yards
with 26 touchdowns and just five interceptions
and he rushed for 423 yards on 81 attempts with 5 TDs.

He received the Davey O'Brien Award
as the top quarterback in the U.S.

and was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

He was awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award
as Big Ten Conference Most Valuable Playeras well.


Taaffe said the Tiger-Cats need an upgrade at receiver,
need to find some offensive tackles and need a pair
of 'off the edge' speed rushers on the defensive front.

The Cats also need a couple of defensive backs.

I like Banks too. He had a great college career has had little success in the CFL. I know he hasn't had the chance to really prove himself. As a 2nd or 3rd stringer I'd give him a shot if the price is right.

I concur with the need of changing the blocking rules on kick returns to the pre-2006 standard to open up the return game.

Oski Wee Wee,