HAMILTON — Stevie Baggs could be in Arizona, he might be making National Football League money but it’s doubtful he could be having more fun than he is with the Ticats.
“The biggest thing I see here is that its actually a team and guys get along off the field,” said Baggs after being named the CFL’s defensive player of the month, Tuesday.
“It’s not about egos. It’s not about who is the better player, who does this or that. I feel a genuine camaradarie among the guys and that’s something that’s different here.”
Baggs played in Saskatchwan last season and earned a tryout with the NFL Arizona Cardinals when he tied for the CFL lead with 12 sacks.
When the Cardinals cut him, he signed with the Tiger-Cats. One day later Arizona asked him to come back.
“A lot of times you get guys back from the NFL you don’t see their value until the next year ... but he got going right away,” coach Marcel Bellefeuille said.
Baggs month included four quarterback sacks, one interception, two tackles for a loss, two pass knockdowns, three fumble recoveries, two touchdowns and 20 tackles.