Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wow, Ticats Just Released Linebacker Renauld Williams

Just saw on the Cats Twitter feed that they released linebacker Renauld Williams. With the Cats signing non-import Shomari Williams who plays linebacker, maybe the Cats are making the move to a non-import playing at linebacker, making Renauld Williams expendable.

Williams had 91 tackles in 2011 and 94 tackles in 2012.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Where's the 2013 CFL Schedule? And TD Atlantic

I was just looking at the official CFL twitter feed and apparently the release of the schedule is imminent, although later than last year. Obviously the Cats playing most games in Guelph, is confusing things, as well as where the other games would be. The feed also said another TD Atlantic is being considered. Frankly with the Cats forced on the road this year, the Cats having another home game in Moncton is a no-brainer. The Cats probably get more revenue than for one Guelph game, plus it builds the fan base out East and lays more ground for an eventual team on the East Coast.

What about a game in London or Quebec City? I wouldn't mind either of those, although with games in Guelph I'm doubting there will be any in London.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shomari Williams Signs With Ticats

I was somewhat surprised that Shomari Williams signed as a free agent with the Cats. The number one draft choice of 2010, Williams has played three seasons with the Rough Riders. Last year he played both defensive end and linebacker for Saskatchewan with 59 tackles and 2 sacks.

Did Saskatchewan not make much of an effort to resign him? Williams is from the GTA area so maybe playing closer to home appealed to him. A bigger question is whether he will start for the Cats and where? Perhaps he will rotate in on the defensive front four along with a Canadian defensive tackle when he's not in so that a spot on the line is always a Canadian for the ratio. Could he get starts at linebacker or be a capable backup. Having 59 tackles would indicate more of a starting roll.

Good signing for the Cats, as long as they didn't pay to much for him. Talented Canadians on defence are rather rare compared to offence and having someone who can start makes the ratio a lot easier to deal with.