He's the former Bulldog that could not only come back to bite them, but leave Canterbury spanked with their first wooden spoon in a decade.
The Bulldogs are bracing for a showdown with Wests Tigers fullback Moses Mbye, who was squeezed out of Belmore last month due to salary cap pressures.
A standout for coach Dean Pay earlier this year, Mbye has since continued to flourish in an in-form Tigers side still in the frame for a late-season finals push.
"He's playing some good footy over there and they're winning games so he's in a pretty good moment," Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa told reporters on Tuesday.
"We're going to have to be at our best to stop him."
The Bulldogs' clash against the Tigers comes at a time when they are not only aiming to arrest a three-game losing slide, but also prevent a last-place finish to the season.
They are currently 14th but equal on 10 points with North Queensland and lowly Parramatta.
The Bulldogs have finished with the spoon on five occasions in their 83-year history, the last of which came during a horror season in 2008.
Only foundation club South Sydney have ended with more spoons (eight).
"We know it's there. We don't want that. It's been a tough year on and off the field, a lot of things have happened," Lichaa said.
"But we're still competing every week. I think it's been six to eight games where we've lost under six points. If we win those games, it's a different year for us.
"Obviously a couple of guys switch clubs, and we've got a few star players that are injured. It's been a tough year and we don't want the wooden spoon."
Skipper Josh Jackson has pointed to the club's struggles in attack in their most recent loss against Parramatta as vital in their efforts to end their slump.
With key playmaker Kieran Foran sidelined, the Bulldogs have been forced to rely on inexperienced duo Lachlan Lewis and Jeremy Marshall-King to orchestrate their sets.
"Particularly on the tryline. We had a lot of opportunities last week and we couldn't come up with any points. That's the main thing we need to improve," Jackson said.
"Our attitude and effort's been fantastic. I certainly can't doubt that. That's been keeping us in games this year and been really pleasing.
"We've got to get our execution right, our timing and skill, and the rest will look after itself."