Ticats make Lolley as DC official, other notes from practice

It’s day one of Ticats practice and there’s a whole lot to get to, so….

  • the Ticats have made Phillip Lolley’s appointment as defensive coordinator official and say that former DC Jeff Reinebold has been “offered an alternate position to stay with the organization.” There was no sign of Reinebold at practice today.
  • new assistant head coach June Jones is taking an active role in the offence, directing players during the walk through and working with the quarterbacks during the individual sessions. He is acting very much like an offensive coordinator would.
  • the Ticats made a series of roster moves this morning. They confirmed the signing of former Eskimos offensive lineman Tony Washington, while also adding defensive back Cariel Brooks, defensive end Mike McAdoo and wide receiver Gerell Robinson. The team also released defensive back Ethan Davis, offensive lineman Quinterrius Eatmon, receiver Kevin Elliott and quarterback Logan Kilgore. Eatmon started last week and Elliott has been in and out of the line up.
  • with Eatmon gone, Washington is taking the reps at right tackle.
  • on the injury front, defensive back Emanuel Davis is practicing with the first team and could potentially make his return to the line up this week. Quarterback Everett Golson is set to come off the six-game injured list. Linebacker / defensive back Will Hill, who was hurt in the loss to Edmonton, is practicing as well. Craig Butler is also out there but his return does not appear imminent.
  • despite all the changes the most unusual thing about Ticat practice today was that Kent Austin wore his hat backwards for much of it.
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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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33 Comments on Ticats make Lolley as DC official, other notes from practice

  1. Austin should get that checked out. Your head shouldn’t be backwards. Probably not good for the neck.

  2. Win #1 this week! Change was needed

  3. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 8, 2017 at 1:14 pm //

    Hamilton should look at Corey Mace next year in calgary

    • Tiger man // August 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm //

      Mace and Hamilton have a history…according to Wikipedia…

      “The Hamilton Tiger-Cats acquired Mace’s CFL rights (from the Blue Bombers) along with a 2009 CFL Draft first round pick in exchange for linebacker Zeke Moreno in the 2008 CFL season.[3] Mace and the Tiger-Cats got into a contract dispute following the 2009 season. Mace wanted to receive a contract of one-year plus an option year that would enable him to explore NFL options in 2010 with a salary comparable to that of an NFL practice roster player of $95,000. The Tiger-Cats were said to be offering closer to the $65,000 normally offered to second-round draft choices.[4]

      Mace was acquired by the Toronto Argonauts, along with a 2010 third-round pick and a conditional pick in 2011 for disgruntled receiver Arland Bruce III.

  4. #StartGolson

  5. Oskee Wee Wee // August 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm //

    Funny to think that if we could manage to whip up a 3 or 4 game win streak we’d be in first place.

  6. I have never in my life seen a more dysfunctional organization then the Hamilton Tiger Cats.The Cats have Won only 3 Championships since 1972 and have not won one in 18 years in a 9 team league.The fans should Email The Cats and tell them until they Hire a real football guy they will not Renew their season seats that is the only way to Fix this mess,Obviously The Cats take the Great Die Hard Fan of Hamilton for Granted.

    • Chopper11 // August 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm //

      So obviously big play, you are not a fan, so you probably have no idea about the organization anyway, and probably harbour personal ill feelings toward certain members of their organization.
      That aside, the true fans and non sport media followers know the team is not dysfunctional as an 0-6 record might lead you to believe.

    • The Iceman // August 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm //

      Winnipeg last won a Grey Cup in 1990/27 years in a 9 team league

    • CanuckDomer // August 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm //

      Do some research before you publish next time…

      Dysfunctional? Toronto Maple Leafs: 50+ years and counting since last championship…Chicago Cubs: 108 years between championships….San Diego Chargers: No championship since 1962…

      Drama queen…

    • Conan the Librarian // August 9, 2017 at 8:36 am //

      Really? Look east down the QEW at the “professional” hockey franchise.

  7. Barry Randle // August 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm //

    If June Jones is acting like an offensive co-ordination, where does that leave Stefan Ptaszek? Spent last year in the booth while Austin called plays, called one game this year before Austin took over again. Maybe he should have his resignation and resume ready to go. University football might look pretty good right now.Barry

    • CanuckDomer // August 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm //

      What better place to learn than at the feet of someone like June Jones? If Marshall or Bellefeuille (sp?) had spent some, or more time learning from a pro before becoming HC, they might have lasted longer

  8. Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm //

    Three thoughts from this article:

    1. If June Jones is the de facto OC, what is Stef Ptaszek doing ??? Is he supposed to be mentored by Jones in hopes he will actually be an OC or is he being retained for PR reasons (former McMaster coach) in a season mired in negativity …

    2. Was defensive end Mike McAdoo profiled in the off-season Neg List videos ?? If so, he seems like a prospect & someone who hopefully will replace the quickly diminishing John Chick.

    3. Tell me why the TiCats are paying Craig Butler ?!?

    • Wow do you copy and paste the same questions for every article. LOFL! Again what do you mean why are they paying Butler? Have a point man!

      • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm //

        I mean, Butler does not contribute to the team & mostly will have little impact if he ever returns. So why keep him around ???

  9. The Iceman // August 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm //

    Butler is injured and under contract = why they are paying Craig Butler.
    Plus he is a damn good National player when healthy. He was a CFL All Star in 2015 which makes him an extremely very valuable piece to the Cats future. He is still only 28 years old.

    • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm //

      … and you think he will still be the same player he was pre-injury after not playing in 2 years dude ??? Don’t be fooled by your blind optimism … Butler will never be the same & should be released – money better spent somewhere else.

      • Yes because no player has ever been injured or returned from an injury? Youre an idiot!

        • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm //

          You go to the games dude ???

        • I’m gonna agree that it’s wasted money, along with half our off-season additions. It seems like we were signing people for next season. ahem kanneh.

      • Guess SJ Gren isn’t nearly the player he was before injury either AB! There is absolutely NO reason to believe that Butler won’t be as impactful a player when he returns as he was before.

  10. Mosca Wee Wee // August 8, 2017 at 3:29 pm //

  11. What a joke comparing the Maple Leafs and the NHL why not Throw in the NFL and say the Cats drought is like the Bills never winning a Super bowl please that Shows your naivety.The Cats are not Dysfunctional well the First move Mitchell made after becoming President he got rid of Desjardins He gets Red Blacks to the Cup in Only second year and Wins the Cup in his third year.One of Austin”s really first big moves he Dumps Burris and Burris wins MOP and the CUP.Austin Has a Dispute with his very first hire in Hamilton Condell and he leaves,then he hires Ptaszek lets him call plays for the first game in T.O this year than takes back play calling,Then he hires June Jones who has not been in the CFL since 1986 and during the announcement of bringing in June he states he discussed the move with Reinebold because He coached with him a couple of times then 5 days later he cans Reinebold,On top of this the story about a Collaros and Austin Rift and today they bring 4 new players one of them was in our Mini Camp and we cut because he thought he was not good enough to bring to training camp.But listen The Cats two Trips to the 2013 and 2014 Grey Cups where Enough for A lot of their fans in Kent we Trust (LOL).Nobody will accuse you of being the Stamps.

  12. Agree that learning from Jones is great opportunity for Stef.
    Hat on backwards is a rally hat.
    Go Cats.
    Let’s have some fun.

  13. Hey Bruno, how is S.J. Green doing after his catastrophic knee injury………
    I think he’s playing pretty good. Argos were wise to take a gamble.
    Give Butler a chance, if he comes back and plays well down the stretch could be a difference maker with the ratio. If not you cut him loose at the end of the year and move on.

    • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm //

      69Cats … valid point, although I would suggest that SG Green is the exception, not the rule. Your comments also presume that Butler will actually play this season.

      • Tiger man // August 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm //

        For as many years as I’ve watching this league (40), players go down with injuries a lot. It’s a contact sport.

        The vast majority of them come back from them and continue to be productive players.

        My experience tells me that it’s the opposite of what you’re supposing….

  14. All I have to say is the cats still have a chane to be in 1st after Labour Day!! As funny as that sounds but really they do. First of all again the east is not good and still open for any team to take. I thought Toronto at start of season would be the class of the east this year with the moves they made bring in trestman & popp & some of there signings. Both player and personnel. But with Ray going down and if hurt for a while, i still think the east is open and still a chance for the cats. If not first, then second isn’t too far fetched. Winnipeg i think will get the cross over.

    Cheers

  15. I think what big play was trying to say was that we would actually like to have a run like Edmonton ,Calgary , BC Or Montreal and actually dominate for 5 to 8 years….not just back into the playoffs….or a 500 record…..I want more ….and am still waiting…..

    • Tiger man // August 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm //

      Kind of hard to do when your secondary and Oline have been a constant turnstile with injuries…

      It’s nice to dream in technicolour…but then there’s reality..

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