planning to start homebrew Wayne Smith, who moves over from guard, where he's played in all three of his pro seasons. If Smith, a non-import, can master tackle, which has become an American position in the east and through much of the league, recruiting needs change dramatically. He wouldn't be a full-fledged ratio buster, but he'd be close.
Smith, who is still battling a foot injury which might interfere with the club's investigative plans, was a tackle in college but moved inside in Hamilton. He's looking forward to the experiment, because he likes the extra manoeuvrability space on the outside of the line. And his mobility will certainly be an asset, as defences have taken to simply looping outside tackle to get to Jason Maas.
"We've talked about it for a long time but we could never get him healthy enough to try it," head coach Ron Lancaster said yesterday.
Looks like we may be on to something. Can't wait to see Wayne use his athletic ability at that position. A good call by the little general. Hopefully Wayne can stabilize the positon since Travis played, RIP. Man do I miss his presence, on and off the field.