Podskee Wee Wee, Episode 34

On this episode, Mike and I talk about the releases and subsequent signings of John Chick and Weston Dressler; the whole Shawn Lemon nuttiness that led to his signing in Saskatchewan; Duron Carter returning to the Montreal Alouettes; Will Finch’s sudden and unfortunate retirement; Kent Austin inking an extension to stay in Hamilton for the next four years; and the NFL departure of two Ticats, Terrell Sinkfield to Minnesota and Erik Harris to New Orleans. We also have a fun little free agency preview, where we pick three players we want to stay in Hamilton and three players we hope come to Hamilton.

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If you have any questions you want answered on the show or just have some comments in general that you want to share, feel free to hit Mike or myself up on Twitter or leave them in the comment section below.

Enjoy Episode 34 of Podskee Wee Wee.

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Josh has been writing about the Ticats and the CFL since 2010 and was sporting his beard way before it was cool. Will be long after, too.
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Josh has been writing about the Ticats and the CFL since 2010 and was sporting his beard way before it was cool. Will be long after, too.

4 Comments on Podskee Wee Wee, Episode 34

  1. I was really hoping you would have enough content to do another podcast next week – enjoyed this especially with no Star Wars talk. Glad I am not the only one who remembers how good Brian Bulke can be – I don’t think he missed a game in his first year as a Ticat. Absolutely can’t wait for start of free agency – likely to be more interesting than the Super Bowl which you didn’t mention once – fine with me – enough Super Bowl talk everywhere.

  2. Eddy Rayner // February 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm //

    Hey Josh! Was wondering if you were still around here! Haven’t seen you popping up on the 3D twitter feed, and couldnt find you on the re-designed site. I enjoy many of your comments … even the non-football ones and, since I am not on twitter, 3D was the only place to find you. How do I find your tweets on here?

  3. Adam Stocker // February 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm //

    Posting this about ten hours into free agency. Very happy with Austin’s moves so far. Resigning Fantuz and Laurent are great moves. Completely agree with letting Medlock go given the money he got from Winnipeg. But I hate losing Edem. Wish Austin would have made him a higher priority to sign given his versatility to play db/lb and specials. Hoffman Ellis should be an upgrade over Reed, who was just a run stopper who could rush the passer, but a liability in coverage.

    Questions:
    Who do you sign to Kick and punt?
    Who plays short side corner?
    Who is the bigger priority to sign at DT Bulke, or Hall?
    Does Hoffman Ellis or Lawrence play mike?
    Do you sign someone to play SAM, or shift Butler down and start Daly at FS?
    What do you make of the decision to sign Simmons and Lewis? This decision didnt make a lot of sense to me. As good as a person and player Simmons is, he is 31. Lewis was great at RT for most of last season, but could not play LT. Would much rather have Jake Olson going forward at LT.

  4. Randy Rhino // February 11, 2016 at 1:08 pm //

    Do you think it is time that CFL salaries are published. I know your initial answer is no, as this has come up before but lets look at this in a couple parts.

    1.Players become vilanized as they leave a team because the rumours are they are asking for too much money. With a league with such a low salary cap compared to the NFL is this really the case or do they just not fit the mold. I think Medlock might fit this as the rumour is that he was asking upwards of $175K A lot for a kicker, on a team that also had a punter on the roster.

    2.Teams become vilanized as people can’t understand why they wouldn’t keep someone. Great example of this might be Sask releasing Chick and Dressler. Rumour was the two were making 500K combined. That is a big hit to the Cap. Again all rumour though as other teams can afford them

    3.It brings to light the balancing act a team needs to do to keep the team within the Cap. Some players are great, with Laurent coming to mind. He probably received ample compensation but at what cost…at this point the cats have lost a lot of players, especially in the defensive backfield. If this happened because they could not afford the players because of the big contract was it worth it? I also think of Sask and Winnipeg as they have made a huge splash in free agency. Have they maxed out, or did players take a lower salary to create a change for the cup bringing all the players in to the same team?

    Can’t wait for the next Pod, and hope you don’t wait too long with all the moves these last few days!

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