Didn't we sign Jermaine Mays from the Argos? He's a solid candidate for the secondary.
I've asked this question a couple of times. Either nobody knows the answer or noboby wants to answer :thdn:
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Not liking that move...
I've got a "wait and see" attitude about it...
In my opinion Delgardo was expendable - I liked Lofton's size and thought he might have been one of our LB's in 2008.
Not sure what they saw in Lofton to play him 4 games and then what until March to release him. His stats looked pretty respectable in his 4 games. And he certainly has the bloodlines.
I've got a "wait and see" attitude about it...Guess we all have to wait and see! :)
These guys will most definitely resurface in the league somewhere. I particularly will be keeping a close eye on Lofton. I believe he's got what it takes to be a very good player in this league. As for the signing of Kordic I think it's a great move. He was a steal last year in the draft. Very wise move by GM Desjardins to send him back to Western for his final year of eligibility.
Unless I am mistaken, that was Kordic's option. That would also mean finishing off his degree, which MIGHT come in handy during the off-season, and after football...
Lofton has good size, but he did get burned regularly in pass coverage last year. Creehan probably saw that on tape.
Delgardo made some plays at HB. But I think he was expendable with the aquisition of Mays and Thompson, as well as some other promising new players who will fight it out for the two HB spots.
I think Obie's/Creehan's thinking is, if an import can't prove he can start and produce consistently as a starter, he won't be brought to camp. There will be no starters with potential, only starters who can make plays in every game.
hmmmm hes with us silly!
I'm kind of surprised about Delgardo's release as well.
If you were gonna cut someone from the secondary, why not start with Michael Roberts?
He was, in my opinion, the Cats biggest liability in coverage last year. I used to cringe every time he was tested downfield. Burnt toast.
Right on! I like it! Great move. This team is beginning to look promising :thup:
3/7/2008 8:22:10 PM
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced the signing of three defensive backs on Friday.
The club added Jermaine Mays, Calvin Carlyle and Nick Kordic.
Mays, an import, spent the last two season with the Toronto Argonauts. The 26-year-old spent time with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings before coming to the CFL.
Carlyle, also an import, spent time with the NFL's Colts, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.
Kordic is a non-import who played at the University of Western Ontario and spent time on the Tiger-Cats practice roster last season.
The club released import linebacker David Lofton and import defensive back Sir James Delgardo.