For the last two years, Ticat faithful have had to listen to repeated comments about Hamilton being a young team, which was true, In 2009, I think some of that young talent has to step up and play like veterans, which is what they are.
Personally I am expecting bigger things from Chris Bauman, Jermaine Reid, JP Bekasiuk, Peter Dyakowski, and Cedric Gagne-Marcoux. These high draft picks will start to show why they were drafted as high as they were.
Obviously I am trying to be optimistic, but I like the fact that some proven players have been signed to compete for spots and there seems to be good depth heading into training camp, which should make for some spirited competition.
Let's also all remember that Cam Wake wasn't Cam Wake when he first joined the Lions, so let's hope that some of the new talent coming in this year might reveal another Cam Wake, playing in the black & gold.