Friday 12 February 2010

Re-sign Rewind: Floyd is Back!

Linebacker Otis Foyd signed a contract extension on January 6, 2010, to stay with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Details can be found on the Tiger-Cats website.

I love Otis Floyd and last season he quickly became my favourite player on the Tabbies, so I am completely in support of the team re-signing him. I know he is no longer a young player, but he has a role to fill at Middle Linebacker and, along with Markeith Knowlton and Jamall Johnson, the Tiger-Cats might have had the best linebacking group in CFL in 2009. Floyd's numbers weren't great, but he did win Defensive Player of the Month for September and was the Defensive Player of the Week winner for Week 18.

Floyd was clearly the heart and soul of the defense in 2009. The team fed off his drive and hard work. After the final regular-season home game (a Tiger-Cats thrashing of the eventual Grey Cup participant Saskatchewan Roughriders) Floyd told the crowd that the team would be back for one more home game, meaning that the Cats planned to go to Winnipeg the following week and beat the Bombers so that the Cats would host the East Division Semi-Final. Floyd's words rang true as the Cats hammered the Bombers and hosted the BC Lions at Ivor Wynne Stadium in the playoffs.

Otis Floyd epitomizes the type of hard-working, tough player that is always beloved in Hamilton. I'm glad he's back for another go-around with the Black & Gold.

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