Yesterday, the Hamilton Tiger Cats announced the signing of long-time CFL retread Jim Daley (pictured) as their special teams co-ordinator. Daley held the same position with the Riders in 2010.
Special teams that year, if you recall, were absolutely HORRENDOUS. At least once a game there was a huge blunder, be it a kick return for a touchdown, a fake punt by the opposition that worked to perfection, negligible yardage on punt and kick-off returns, a plethora of penalties that inevitably left the Riders in poor field position, etc.
For me, though, the two highlights were the time the Riders opted to punt for a single late in the game against Calgary instead of trying a 37-yard field to break a tie (yeah, they won in OT, but it was a bone-head call). The other highlight was the blocked field goal against the Stamps that destroyed Luca Congi’s knee and possibly ended his career.
Here’s a link to the TSN report on the signing, which is a real head-scratcher by the Tiger Cats after all the positive moves they’d made in the off-season.