Tiger-Cats Transactions: June 24

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has released the following players:

NIP OL Zac Carlson
NIP DL Yahia Dalloul
NIP DL Stan van Sichem

[url=http://www.ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-transactions-june-23]http://www.ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats ... ns-june-23[/url]

None of these are surprising

Why isn't Carlson surprising?

Yeah, I know I’ve been away getting married and honeymooning so I didn’t get a chance to follow training camp, but I would put Carlson getting cut in the surprising category.

  • paul

I look forward to camp every year and watching the new talent emerge, but cut down time is horrid. :frowning:

So would I since there was a whole news story about how well he was doing and how he came into camp this year with a whole new work ethic and the team had no plans to move him etc.

I always hate cuts and there must be more coming this afternoon.

They Been Trying to Trade him since the Draft
There where no takers so They cut him

Tom, did anything you saw of him at camp suggest he wasn't going to make the team? Like fitness?

Because Drew Edwards reported in the Spec and his blog that Carlson was in tough to make the team as the tabbies are deep in NI OL

[i]the 6-foot-4, 300 pounder is dealing with more challenges this year as he battles for a roster spot. The team has eight Canadian offensive linemen on the roster, including former first-rounder Simeon Rottier and newcomer Matt Morencie.

With Hamilton's glut of Canucks up front, Carlson's name has surfaced in trade rumours, just as it did in the days leading up to the CFL draft in May[/i]


[i]Obie is in a tough spot. He's got four returning Canadian starters on the offensive line (Gauthier, Dyakowski, Hage, Hudson) and a young stud-in-training (Rottier) already knocking on the door. They've got young Matt Morencie, who's versatile tbecause he can play guard and centre, as well as tackle Cody Husband who is likely to headed to the practice roster so he can learn his trade here rather than go back to UBC.

Several sources say the asking price for Carlson is a first-round pick or an experienced defensive back but, like Obie, other general managers in the CFL can count - they're unlikely to trade for a player if they think they might get him for free after he's released. The Cats probably can't put him on the practice roster because he'd likely get claimed.[/i]

[url=http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2010/06/ticat-general-manager-bob-obillovich-isnt-going-to-like-my-story-this-morningobie-as-a-general-rule-isnt-fond-of-of-pieces.html]http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2010/ ... ieces.html[/url]

Interesting. I thought Husband would go back to school, Morencie the PR, and Carlson on the team or "injured".

Frankly, I didn't know what to expect, but I'm glad Obie has the team in a position of such depth. :thup:

Kid looked great shape did every thing he was ask
IMO He just was unable to keep up with Rest of The lineman
he had to be corrected alot IMO

I saw this coming with the Glut we have on the 0_line
as Dew Said we have nice your O-Line Players
Better is Better and we had better Guys at The Canadian Spots.

Speaking of Husband.. anyone else notice how skinny his arms are? Very skinny for a guy that is 300+.

Thoughts on Carlson from Drew's Blog

[url=http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2010/06/thoughts-on-carlson.html]http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2010/ ... rlson.html[/url]

By cutting Carlson, the Cats now have nothing to show for their 2010 first round pick, which is what they paid in the 2009 supplementary draft to get him. Obie hasn't made too many mistakes in his time as GM - and he's made a number of great moves - but this will go down as one of them.

There are still some cuts and roster moves to come I think. Remember that all the players who the Cats hope to sign to the practice roster must be released first and then re-signed 24 hours later.

Read the Rest on his Blog His Thought Seem Very close to what I thought

I haven't exactly been the biggest fan of some of the moves made by O'Billovich, but I don't think taking Carlson was a bad move at the time. The Canadian draft is a crap shoot at best and he had the chance to get someone who he thought could contribute. I think he made the right decision at the time, but it didn't work out. Life goes on. We've also picked up a couple of NI players that were cut by other teams and they are helping us out here so it all evens out in this case.

Carlson got hurt very early last year and never recovered in my view. Personally, I thought he was stuggling at camp which of course sounds like 20/20 hind sight now. As other have said, better is better period. Not a mistake by Obie, I sincerely believe it was the injury to the knee I believe.

What? :? I don't think I have ever seen this written before. What moves have you not been on board with?

Obviously it was a mistake, we didn't need Zak at the time and not enough research was done at the time, now we move on. It's the nature of football, bad moves will be made and if Rodriguez has a monster year then that move will far out weigh this one as being his worst.

I only saw Carlson play in the exibition game June 13th. He looked overmatched the few times I watched him against the Argo D-Line. Like a lot of other players that have exaggerated sizes listed, he didn't look to be more than 6'02. Not that would matter if he could play.
Obie was trying to get a 1st rounder for this guy?
I guess with Adam Rita no longer calling the shots in TO the price for players will go down. :slight_smile: Adam was always good for a 1st or 2nd pick for players like Carlson.

Tell that to his face