Lumsden and Tre Smith dominate

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  1. TorontoArgos

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    This deserves its own thread.

    Jesse scorched the Toronto defense for 20 carries for 189 yards, 2 TD rushing, 1 catch for 5 yards.

    Tre Smith wasn't too shabby himself. 8 carries for 75 yards. 3 kickoff returns for a 27 yard average and 6 punt returns for a 15 yard average.

    White fullback Jeff Piercy carried the ball on short yardage and did his job with 3 carries for 6 yards.

    All 3 running backs to get carries for the Tiger-Cats tonight were white!

    Link to game

    Edit:YouTube HighlightsEdited by: TorontoArgos
     
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    Wow! Great stuff there TorontoArgos! I hope this continues and that the TiCats win. [​IMG]
     
  4. Gi-15

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    i'm watching the replay of the game on tsn.ca, they have a formation where both Tre and Jesse are in the backfield, and jesse is used as the lead blocker. just great stuff to see.

    btw Brett Ralph just scored for calgary.
     
  5. Gi-15

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    wow, that first quarter 25 yards run was a thing of beauty.

    this guy can't play in the NFL? thats a freaking lie.
    you can't find a practice squad roster spot for this guy? you're an incompetant.
     
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    not bad for a white boy [​IMG]
    Lumsden should be AT LEAST be a back up in the NFL
     
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    Lumsden looks tremendous.
     
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    wow, great job Jesse!!! and grats to Tre as well.
     
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    Great work, Jesse and Tre! [​IMG]
     
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    Both Tre Smith and Jesse Lumsden should not only be in the NFL, they should both be starting tailbacks. I think both these guys are better than Brian Leonard. They are both phenomenal athletes who could both run for "at least" mid 4s YPC in the NFL behind a decent o-line. Tre is more of an elusive scat back in the mold of Brian Westbrook or Willie Parker and Lumsden is a north south power runner with a burst and cutback ability in the mold of Brandon Jacobs. Lumsden has a bit better burst and is slightly faster than Jacobs in fact, but has a bit less lateral agility.

    Jacob Hester and Danny Woodhead will be better IMO as HBs than Leonard as well.

    Here is a good article on Tre Smith in his new "foreign" land.

    PRO FOOTBALL I CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
    Familiar game; foreign affair
    By Perry D. Pentz
    Published Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.
    Last updated Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 6:39 a.m.

    Last week, a new chapter began in the life of former Venice High football standout Tre Smith.

    Smith, the all-time leading rusher at Venice and a graduate of Auburn University, played his first regular season professional football game for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

    The 24-year-old, who signed as a free agent on May 16, is a backup running back. He made his debut in a 33-10 loss to the Montreal Alouettes on June 26. Today they play the Toronto Argonauts at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

    Smith admitted to being nervous before the first game, but that's not unusual.

    "I'm always a little bit nervous but after the first hit it's gone, and I settled down," said Smith, from Hamilton, Ontario.

    Against the Alouettes, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder carried the ball twice but made an impact.

    His first carry resulted in a two-yard loss.

    On his second carry, however, Smith took the handoff, pushed a Montreal defensive end away and bolted up the middle for a 75-yard touchdown run, the Tiger-Cats' only TD of the game.

    His 73 yards rushing total is fifth best in the league going into today's game.

    "I thought, man, I am going to run as fast as I can so I don't get caught," Smith said. "Whenever I broke free I was looking up at the big screen and used it as my rearview mirror to see if anyone was coming close to me."

    Smith was also active on special teams with five kickoff returns for 106 yards, including a long of 31 yards. He also returned three punts for 13 yards and had one catch for 20 yards.

    His 212 combined yards was the best in the CFL after the first week.

    "I did OK," Smith said. "I didn't get a whole lot of playing time."

    Smith says he enjoys returning punts in the CFL since he gets a five-yard cushion and calling for a fair catch, unlike the NFL, is not allowed.

    "I've never been one to call fair catches anyways so this is great," he said. "I can catch it and make my moves."

    According to Smith, the pay scale in the CFL is about 1/10th of what it is in the NFL.

    Smith, who signed a two-year contract, is getting $45,000 a year which works out to $2,500 a game.

    "I only got one check and have not fully grasped getting paid," said Smith. "I've got to save as much money as I can for the offseason."

    Smith received his master's degree in information systems management at Auburn in December. He was supposed to play in the All-American Football League in March but the league shut down.

    "Mentally I was prepared to play football," said Smith.

    So he participated in tryouts for Montreal, Calgary and Hamilton.

    "The owner (Bob Young) knew me from Auburn and brought me up here and gave me a chance," said Smith. "I'm so grateful he gave me a chance, and I'm trying to make the most of it."

    Smith does not know what he will do after his contract is up.

    "I will stay as long as they want me and as long as football is still fun I'll keep playing," said Smith. "When it's not then I will think of retiring."

    Smith spent five years at Auburn and in 54 games, he rushed for 1,023 yards on 196 carries and 13 TDs. He had 27 catches for 267 yards and returned 77 punts for 621 yards (fourth most in school history) and 19 kickoffs for 301 yards.

    In high school, Smith helped lead Venice High to the 2000 Class 5A state title with a 15-0 record as junior. As a senior, Smith was named Class 6A Player of the Year after rushing for 1,776 yards and 20 TDs.

    In his career, Smith rushed for 4,691 yards on 539 carries and 61 touchdowns, including three straight 1,000-yard seasons.


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    Go Tre! Show the NFL what racist fools they are to snub every talented white RB that comes along. Tre is an elite talent who deserves more than $45,000 a year to play football!
     
  12. Gi-15

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    Jesse is hurt, he will miss the next game against calgary but should be back after that... GO TRE!!Edited by: Gi-15
     
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    Jesse run for 55 yards on 10 carries, also scored a TD. Tre didn't get a single carry.
     
  14. TorontoArgos

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    I think Tre was hurt.
     
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    he had a bunch of returns so i think he was fit.
     
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    True Say.
     
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    Lumsden is hurt again. Poor him

    Tre Smith ran for 50 yards in 7 carry + one rushing TD
     
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    I remember on an episode of Seinfeld they mentioned Kramer only watched Canadian football. I appreciate the man,Michael Richards, even more based on his "incident." In reality he may actually prefer Canadian football because of all the white stars. I can't blame him.
     
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    What happened to both of them why aren't their anymore updates on their accomplishments on the football feild.
     
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    Lumsden was injured the last 3 games, and they started the black RB instead of Tre. I can understand that, Tre is a rookie and the black RB is a veteran, and he performed well during that 3 game strech. Lusmden should be back next week.
     
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    Tre was doing better as the third down RB before Lumsden got hurt. Tre is definitely more talented than Caulley, but in Tre's first start, he showed he still has some adjusting to do to the CFL game. Tre didn't play football last year and has never played Canadian rules football until this year. I agree Gi-15 that Caulley deserved a start after Tre had a poor game because he is the Hamilton veteren. And Caulley took advantage of it. But I still think Tre will get a little playing time when Lumsden comes back, Tre's overall stats are good. Tre seems perfect as a change of pace RB right now anyway until he perfects his CFL understanding. Tre will go on to have a great career if he sticks with Canadian football. GO TRE!
     
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    Jesse Rushed 14 times for 104 yards in his return [​IMG]
     
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    Ti-cats coach Charlie Taffe was fired today, deservdly so, after only giving Jesse 3 carries in hamilton lastest loss.
     
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    there is talk in hamilton that they will sign jesse back only if he accept a diminished role and that he would be tryed-out as a FB [​IMG] ...

    look for jesse to be an argos or an eskimos when free agency begins. good for him, he need to get away from thoses loosers.
     
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    Wow, the double standard of treatment manifests itself yet again! But no caste system of anti-white discrimination can exist, right? [​IMG]
     
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