Wow! Kevin Glenn (Illinois State; 11th season, 3rd in Hamilton) has a bevy of receivers to chuck it to. While watching the Tiger-Cats practice was impressive on many accounts, the Cats' receiving corp jumped out as a hotly contested position.
Kevin Glenn was spotting up receivers with great anticipation and timing, and comfortably asserting his experience and leadership. The relationship between first year offensive coordinator, Khari Jones, and the experienced Glenn should prove to be a positive one as this offense evolves this season.
I know that when I was in Winnipeg, establishing a great relationship with then first year OC Mike Kelly (the most detailed and prepared coach I've ever had) made our meetings, communication, and adjustments seem effortless. Having a veteran QB to rely on, and playing the game at such a high level himself, Khari should make the transition from position coach to coordinator easily.
Quinton Porter (Boston College, 4th season) was all smiles in camp and accepting congratulations on the expected birth of his daughter in September. Quinton is more relaxed than I've ever seen him and is having a tremendous training camp. He told me that he's grown up and is now comfortable with this game.
The Adam Trafalis experiment is now over as they released the young quarterback without much fanfare this off-season, thus giving Jason Boltus (Hartwick College, 3rd season) a chance to show off his strong arm. Boltus' strong arm caught my eye his rookie season and I, for one, am glad he's finally getting a shot to get some meaningful reps and develop.
Jason has a big arm but it comes with a big-time quirky dip in his release. This is something to watch and see if it will limit him or if he can find success with such a big indicator in his delivery for defences to read and break on.
McMaster's star quarterback, Kyle Quinlan, has been soaking up all he can while participating in his first pro training camp with the Ticats. Quinlan knows what a great opportunity it is to experience the speed and finer details of professional football and he's making the most of it.
Bottom Line: Glenn is primed to lead this team to greater heights and has the weapons around him to do so. Porter has settled in with his role as a backup, Boltus' stock is rising and he will get meaningful reps for the first time in his career and Quinlan is all eyes, ears and a valuable arm in camp.