Monday 15 February 2010

Re-sign Rewind: Glenn, Porter Get Extensions

Before free agency starts at midnight tonight I'd like to give my thoughts on the Tiger-Cats extending the contracts of both Kevin Glenn and Quinton Porter.

Last season Porter began the season as the starting Quarterback for the Tiger-Cats but was hurt and ineffective later in the season and was replaced in the starting lineup by Kevin Glenn. Glenn played masterfully in the final month of the season, throwing for over 500 yards in a loss to the eventual Grey Cup Champion Alouettes in Montreal and going 3-1 in the final four games to help Hamilton secure a playoff spot for the first time since 2004 and a home playoff game for the first time since 2001. Glenn's fantastic play in the final month of the regular season garnered him the Offensive Player of the Month award for October.

I'm glad that both players have been re-signed. I was not one of the people last season who screamed for Glenn to start when Porter was struggling. I do belive that Quinton Porter, who reminds me of a young Matt Dunnigan, can turn into a great Quarterback in the CFL in the future. The key is "in the future." I believe that Kevin Glenn gives the Tiger-Cats the best chance to win NOW, whereas letting Porter watch and learn for maybe another year or two will allow him to develop in the same way CFL greats like Danny McManus and Damon Allen developed during the early years of their Hall of Fame careers. Both the present and the future look bright for the Tiger-Cats at the game's most pivotal position. By locking up both Glenn and Porter, Quarterback is one less thing that GM Bob O'Billovich has to worry about with free agency beginning.

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