Friday, 3 February 2012

Cats Hire Jim Daley as Special Teams Coordinator

The Ti-Cats filled the final vacant coordinator position today when they announced the hiring of Jim Daley as Special Teams Coordinator. The team also hired Nelson Martin as Defensive Backs Coach and Ryan Sheahan as Running Backs Coach.

Head Coach George Cortez said he wanted an experienced CFL coach as his Special Teams Coordinator and he got one in Daley. I'm not a huge fan of Daley's, but I do like this hiring. He wasn't great as a Special Teams Coordinator the last time he held that position (in Saskatchewan in 2010), but he has been a Head Coach twice in the CFL (with Winnipeg and Saskatchewan), so he could be a help to Cortez as he takes on the responsibility for the first time in his coaching career. An experienced hand, even one that hasn't had the most success, is always helpful to have around.

Now that the coaching staff is almost settled – only the Linebacker and Defensive Line positions still do not have coaches – the team's brain trust can focus on free agency. Given the moves the team has made already, I doubt they will be quiet when free agency begins on February 16th.

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