The Toronto Argonauts brought Bear Woods back and he hopes he can help the team turn things around whether he gets to play or not.
There was some buzz when Bear Woods made his return to the sidelines with the Toronto Argonauts and on Tuesday, he was back in his element.
For the past few months, the 32-year-old was spending time with his family something he truly got to appreciate. Now that he is back on the football field, he’s glad to be a part of the team because there is nothing like it for him.
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He had grown close with the players, staff and Argos management when they signed him after being released by the Montreal Alouettes and was just appreciative to be back on the field with them. Obviously, the team is going through a tough time but it is something he is familiar with.
"“Well, I could just say I’ve been there. I’ve been on a 1-7 team over in Montreal and we made a run to the finals so this is not a locker that I’m not used to seeing,” said Woods on what his impressions were on the team’s mental state. “They’re hungry still and what’s going to cure that is a win and as long as we get a positive vibe going that is the most important thing to start off with now.”"
Woods was watching the past couple of Argos games at home and says he feels great physically considering how banged up last year going through a return from back surgery and a left-hand injury. He won’t play with the team this week but he does expect to have an impact in some way on the team.
"“My role is to help anyone who needs help from this moment on. Whether it’s watching film, whether it’s just to pick my brain, because of my career experiences, on the approach,” “What I have always brought is that I have a standard to my work day in and day out. And anyone who’s, you know, been with me knows my approach. I’m gonna be jacked up and fired up and ready to go. I’m gonna be the biggest man at BMO Field come Thursday night.”"
The long-time veteran says it will be up to the coaches and while he is hungry for the opportunity to play again, he just wants to be a part of a potential turnaround. The Double Blue could certainly use all the help they can get especially with a tough Winnipeg Blue Bombers looking for a repeat performance.
What are your thoughts on the Argos bringing Bear Woods back and do you think he can give the team something that can help turn things around? Let us know in the comments below.