As a keen observer friend of mine said to me yesterday,
To get some qualified starting American
defensive backs and receivers.
we may have to trade Canadian draft picks
In the long term, this will be
detrimental to us but....
we have to hit the ground running next year.
We have so many holes to fill
1st year recruits are very seldom CFL ready.
It would be easier for these recruits
to make the transition to the CFL
if we have some CFL-tested d-backs
playing along side these recruits
from the beginning of Training Camp
so that when we start the season,
these players feel less uptight
and much more comfortable.
I know for a fact that
when rookie d-back see
other DBs making mistakes
they worry that they may be
the next one to get burned.
This leads to pass interference penalties.
Now for the Offence...
The most important position
on any CFL team is quarterback.
We have Casey Printers,
big $$$$ enough said.
Our most important need now,
is at least one top receiver
who can really light it up.
The only pond I know of, that is
stocked with proven CFL receivers,
is the rosters of other CFL teams,
We have to fish in that pond
through trades or free agency.
End of story.