Watching from afar here in the Windy City, I canâ€™t understand the process the Ticats are going through in picking their new general manager, in that they are considering three candidates from outside the team when they have their man in Michael McCarthy already there.
Let me educate you on what this man, here in Chicago as the Blitz Director of College Scouting was able to sign Trumaine Johnson and Tim Spencer, two of the top collegiate prospects heading into the 1983 NFL Draft. From my standpoint, if he was good enough for a Hall of Fame coach in George Allen why is he not the right man for the Ticats.
Also if I remember correctly when he was Vice President and General Manager with the Toronto Argonauts he build that team into one of the most explosive teamâ€™s in league history before trumping it all by signing Rocket Ismail to a record contract as the time. Rocket by all accounts was going to be selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the first overall selection if he had not signed with Toronto the night before. For someone to be able to sign such as player and build a team into Grey Cup champion is such an amazing feat.
While from all accounts the Ticats are looking at many people from around the league, I just simply think it would be a mistake to not pick the man who is already there, someone who has done it all in his 28 years of pro football.