Monday, 11 March 2013

Is Chris Williams Done as a Tiger-Cat?

It was a normal Monday night and then Drew Edwards dropped a bombshell: Chris Williams' days as a Tiger-Cat might be numbered.

Williams has deleted the tweet that was the crux of Edwards' post, but Drew was kind enough to retweet it, so we still have it:That definitely doesn't sound positive.

It is very concerning that Williams appears so angry, but I have no idea what his problem is – O'Billovich's firing? Cortez's? – but it seems to have angered him enough that he is willing to publicly state that he won't be coming back (even if he's since purged his timeline of the tweet).

If Williams does not return, that will be a huge blow to the Ti-Cats. He has been an award winner in both his seasons in the team (top rookie in 2011, top special teamer in 2012) and his presence on both offense and special teams would be almost impossible to replace.

But if he is serious about not coming back to the Ti-Cats, then the team will have to trade him. And if they do, they will have to throw Williams under the bus and state that the reason he was dealt is because he didn't want to play in Hamilton any longer. Otherwise, the team will look foolish for trading an in-his-prime player.

My hope is that cooler heads will prevail, but a divorce could be coming. This is something that Ti-Cat fans, and fans of the other seven teams, will be keeping an eye on.


  1. I'm not an expert at twitter, but could this have been meant as a private message to @colstonrockboi3? Looking at his twitter account, he has been sending highlight videos to every CFL twitter account he can find. Maybe Williams had got him a tryout under the old regime and Austin doesn't have the same interest.

    1. Maybe, but Chris sent it publicly - there is a "direct message" feature in Twitter that keeps messages confidential between sender and receiver.

      Regardless, Austin handled it well I think. The team's response was appropriate. Hopefully that's the end of it.