Tuesday, 7 August 2012

All-Time Defensive Tackles and Another Ex-Cat Signs Elswhere

It's Tuesday, which means it is News Day here in Tiger-Cat land. Unlike the last three weeks, there are no Players of the Weeks to announce, but there are a couple pieces of news that are likely of interest to Tiger-Cat fans.

We start with the announcement of the defensive tackle nominees for the all-time team. Seven players are up for two spots and one is pretty much already taken by Angelo Mosca – if he doesn't make the team, I will be stunned – which leaves one spot for six players. John Barrow, Vince Scott and Mike Walker have to be considered the three leading contenders to join Mosca. I would think that Barrow, who is in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, has a banner on the Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour and a plaque on the Walk of Fame, is going to be the second defensive tackle chosen. But it wouldn't surprise me if Scott or Walker, both very accomplished players in their own right, were named to the team. The only thing for certain is that Mosca should have October 27th marked on the calendar because he's on the team.

The second bit of news is about another former Tiger-Cat finding employment elsewhere. Following the news that Stevie Baggs joined the Baltimore Ravens (at least for training camp), comes word that former Ti-Cat kicker Sandro DeAngelis has been given a chance to resurrect his career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. DeAngelis was terrible while he was here, but one bad season should not have forced him from the game for as long as it did. He deserves a chance to prove he is still the same kicker that was the league's all-time most accurate during his days with the Calgary Stampeders. It's nice to see him get another shot to play.

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