June 18, 2018 8:57 pm

Rick Zamperin: Tiger-Cats make their best move of 2018 in signing Delvin Breaux

Delvin Breaux is returning to Hamilton after rejoining the Tiger-Cats.


Look out Canadian Football League, the Breaux Show is back.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed cornerback Delvin Breaux, bringing back the former CFL All-Star three years after he left Canada to sign with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.

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In 27 career games with Hamilton in 2013 and ’14, Breaux recorded 61 tackles, one interception (which he returned for a touchdown), one sack, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

His statistics are not mind boggling by any stretch of the imagination, but they don’t tell the whole story.

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Breaux, 28, was such a good cover man — a rare combination of speed, intelligence and physicality — that quarterbacks simply wouldn’t throw the ball to his side of the field.

When they did, the pass was rarely ever completed, hence the low tackle totals.

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Having a cornerback who can take the opposition’s top receiver out of the game and basically cut the field in half for your defence is massive.

This is a huge signing by the Tiger-Cats, arguably the team’s biggest of 2018, and that includes backup quarterback Johnny Manziel, who has thus far only helped sell a lot of No. 2 Ticats jerseys and bring a ton of attention to the team and the league.

On the field, though, the Breaux Show is going to improve Hamilton’s defense — and Grey Cup aspirations — immensely.

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