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Jan 8, 2013 7:53pm
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After several years languishing in the basement of the league standings, the
Tiger-Cats – under head coach Bellefeuille – climbed all the way up to
respectable the past three years. Chris Clemons Womens Jersey . Three straight
years of making the playoffs – and even the teams first playoff win in several
years last season – looked good for a team that struggled so much in the
mid-2000s. But middling results were no longer good enough for the Ticats brass.
They were tired of not getting over the hump and wanted more, hence the sweeping
changes in the off-season. And if preseason excitement translates to regular
season success, the Ticats will be in good shape. Hamiltons offence could be
very explosive in 2012. Yes, Burris lost his starting job in Calgary last season
and just turned 37-years-old, but the optimist would counter with the fact hes
only a year removed from being named the leagues Most Outstanding Player and his
2011 numbers were far from awful. Another plus is Burris familiarity with
Cortezs system. With Cortez serving as OC, the two won a Grey Cup together in
Calgary in 2008. And just like in Calgary, Burris will have no shortage of
receivers to throw to. With Fantuz coming home from Saskatchewan as a free
agent, Giguere finally signing north of the border, and Dave Stala coming off
yet another strong year in black and gold, the Ticats have arguably the best
non-import receiving corps in the league. Add that to the promising group of
American receivers the team possesses, a group that includes last years Most
Outstanding Rookie Chris Williams and promising youngster Bakari Grant, and the
biggest concern Burris could have is keeping everyone happy. Switching over to
the defensive side of the ball, by now every team is aware of the Ticats
hard-hitting linebacking corps, and it may have gotten even better this
off-season with the addition of longtime Toronto Argonaut Kevin Eiben. Jamall
Johnson and Rey Williams were named East Division All-Stars and Markeith
Knowlton is just a year removed from being named the leagues Most Outstanding
Defensive Player. Eiben, who arrived in the Hammer with something to prove after
the Argos let him walk in free agency, may take Knowltons starting spot to help
with the ratio. If there are question marks for the Tiger-Cats, they come in the
trenches. Both lines will have some changeover from last year. On the offensive
side, Rottier left for Edmonton while C Marwan Hage, who tore his ACL on Labour
Day last season, is a health concern heading into the season. On the d-line,
Hickman is trying his luck in the NFL and the team is moving on from Baggs at
the other end spot. Players like veteran guard Peter Dyakowski and second-year
DT Robert Rose will be relied upon to help navigate through any bumps that go
along with adding new players to the lineup, and keep the team upright in the
trenches. Its the final season of historic Ivor Wynne Stadium, and by the looks
of it, the Tiger-Cats plan to go out with a bang. No longer satisfied with their
“also ran” status, Hamilton went out and made a lot of moves, creating lots of
off-season buzz. Its the next step towards becoming Grey Cup contenders, so long
as the off-season excitement equals wins when the games start to count. Red Bryant Jersey . Wayne Gretzky and Paul
Coffey both spoke with Schultz on Edmontons behalf. The Oilers remain a top
contender for the 21-year-old defenceman who is expected to