This week the Calgary Stampeders made a puzzling trade.
According to the Calgary Herald, they sent import defensive back Milt Collins to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for non-import defensive end Jadon Wagner, Hamilton’s sixth round pick in the 2011 Canadian Football Draft.
Collins, was a starter the last two seasons before seeing very limited action in 2011. Collins only had one tackle in 2011. Over the last three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, and 2009 and 2010 as a regular starter, Collins had 85 tackles, three sacks, eight interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and two defensive touchdowns.
The reason why this transaction puzzles me so much is because the Stampeders got absolutely hammered by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 55-36 in Moncton last week (the Stampeders gave up 139 yards receiving to Marcus Thigpen alone), and you would think the franchise would have given Collins another opportunity to showcase his skills. Obviously the current secondary is simply not getting the job done!
We’ll see how the Stampeders secondary does against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium tomorrow at 2pm.