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Title: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gobombersgo on October 09, 2017, 11:16:10 AM
For those looking ahead to the game against the Lions, both teams will back on the practice field tomorrow.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Practice/Media Schedule:
Saturday, October 7 - Monday, October 9
No practice/media availability

BC Lions Practice/Media Schedule:

Sunday, October 8 to Monday, October 9
Practice facility closed

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Practice/Media Schedule: October 10-16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 9, 2017

WINNIPEG, MB - The following is the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice/media schedule for October 10-16, 2017.  ***All practices are at Investors Group Field, unless otherwise stated. Media are asked to enter through the Bomber Store. A designated seating area will be assigned for members of the media. Please note, Investors Group Field will open for the public and members of the media ten minutes prior to the scheduled practice time***

Tuesday, October 10 - (quarterbacks off, assistant coaches available)
Practice: 11:15 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
Cameras can record practice from 11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Players and Head Coach Mike O'Shea available following practice.

Wednesday, October 11
Practice: 11:20 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
Cameras can record practice from 11:45 a.m. - 12:05p.m.
Players and Head Coach Mike O'Shea available following practice.

Thursday, October 12
Practice: 11:25 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Cameras can record practice from 11:45 a.m. - 12 noon.
Players and Head Coach Mike O'Shea available following practice.

Friday, October 13
Walkthrough: 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Cameras have the option to record from 10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 14
BC Lions at Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 3:00 p.m. CT, Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN, ESPN3
Radio: 680 CJOB

Sunday, October 15 - Monday, October 16
No practice/media availability

BC Lions Practice Schedule:
Tuesday, October 10 - Surrey Practice Facility
Practice: 11:15 am to 1:20 pm
Shooting times: 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Player availability: Following practice
Wally Buono media availability: following players

Wednesday, October 11 - Surrey Practice Facility
Practice: 11:15 am to 1:20 pm
Shooting times: 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Player availability: Following practice
Wally Buono media availability: following players

Thursday, October 12 - Surrey Practice Facility
Practice: 11:10 am to 12:35 pm
Shooting times: 11:25 am to 11:45 am
Player availability: Following practice
Wally Buono media availability: following players

Friday, October 13
Practice: 10:35 am to 11:00 am - BC Place
Player availability: Following practice
Wally Buono media conference: 11:30 am

Saturday, October 14 
BC Lions at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Kickoff: 1:00 pm (PT)
Play by Play: TSN 1040 (pregame show begins at 11:00 am)

Sunday, October 15 to Monday, October 16
Practice facility closed


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gobombersgo on October 09, 2017, 11:25:41 AM
Bob Irving‏ @BobIrvingCJOB  21 minutes ago
Happy thanksgiving. No coaches show tonite but Mike Oshea takes your questions Tuesday 7-8 on CJOB.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 01:55:22 PM
From Jeff Hamilton twitter:

#Bombers QBs aren't available to media today...not usually off limits first practice. Matt Nichols status to be updated after practice.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 02:17:56 PM
From Sara Orlesky: Bombers hit the practice field in about an hour. Matt Nichols, who was injured in loss to TiCats, is expected to take part.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 10, 2017, 02:27:15 PM
From Sara Orlesky: Bombers hit the practice field in about an hour. Matt Nichols, who was injured in loss to TiCats, is expected to take part.
Sara Orlesky....one of the best commentators on the sidelines....I wonder how many players have proposed to her? LOL


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 02:37:05 PM
Sara Orlesky....one of the best commentators on the sidelines....I wonder how many players have proposed to her? LOL
yep...she's super hot. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 03:11:41 PM
From Ted Wyman: Matt Nichols walks on field with helmet on and throwing balls at #Bombers practice. Throwing glove on.  Nichols is playing catch with Weston Dressler, who appears to be a non-participant in practice again. #Bombers

From Bauming: Matt Nichols is throwing, wearing a tailor-made throwing glove with the thumb, index, and middle fingers removed. #Bombers

Flanders is at practice, but just watching...no helmet. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 03:25:50 PM
Julian Feoli-Gudino and Matt Coates both working with #Bombers starting O


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: the.inkster on October 10, 2017, 03:27:21 PM
From Ted Wyman: Matt Nichols walks on field with helmet on and throwing balls at #Bombers practice. Throwing glove on.  Nichols is playing catch with Weston Dressler, who appears to be a non-participant in practice again. #Bombers

From Bauming: Matt Nichols is throwing, wearing a tailor-made throwing glove with the thumb, index, and middle fingers removed. #Bombers

Flanders is at practice, but just watching...no helmet. 

Is this normal (something to keep his hand warm in the colder weather), or an injury-related type thing? During the Ottawa game, I did notice he was trying very hard to keep his hands dry/warm between plays, and I wondered whether wearing a glove would help.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blueraid on October 10, 2017, 03:32:54 PM
It looked like Matt tore off the nail on the finger next to the pinky...hence the glove over that finger for protection...Good news cuz I think he can go....Any qb. wouldn't like anything that they weren't accustomed to on their throwing hand...but you do what you gotta do...I hope it doesn't affect his grip on the ball


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 03:34:52 PM
66 will love this: And L'Damian Washington working with #Bombers offence taking reps in Ryan Lankford's spot


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 03:35:58 PM
Per Bauming: Corney is out of the walking boot he was spotted in after the game, but he is not practicing today. #Bombers


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 03:35:59 PM
Is this normal (something to keep his hand warm in the colder weather), or an injury-related type thing? During the Ottawa game, I did notice he was trying very hard to keep his hands dry/warm between plays, and I wondered whether wearing a glove would help.

that will be injury related...i don't think Nichols ever wore a glove like Drew Willy does on his throwing hand.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 03:41:51 PM
And L'Damian Washington working with #Bombers offence taking reps in Ryan Lankford's spot

Julian Feoli-Gudino and Matt Coates both working with #Bombers starting O

Timothy Flanders is at #Bombers practice; no helmet. Mostly watching

Matt Nichols throwing at practice this morning. Ring and pinky fingers covered on throwing hand #Bombers

All from Ed Tait....


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 03:44:00 PM
Darrin Bauming‏ @DarrinBauming  5m5 minutes ago
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#Bombers WE Ryan Lankford taking reps kicking FGs today. This on the heels of the Ti-Cats having to use a receiver to do theirs last game.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on October 10, 2017, 04:01:50 PM
Wow all great news on many fronts even Corney out of the boot is good to see.

I trust MOS will make the best decision regarding Matt. If it?s beneficial to rest him for the long term rest him if he grips the ball and throws normally play him and clinch playoffs with Home game likely.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 04:03:27 PM
Wow all great news on many fronts even Corney out of the boot is good to see.

I trust MOS will make the best decision regarding Matt. If it?s beneficial to rest him for the long term rest him if he grips the ball and throws normally play him and clinch playoffs with Home game likely.
Matt's a warrior. He's playing this week. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 04:06:28 PM
Bob Irving‏ @BobIrvingCJOB  4m4 minutes ago
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Matt Nichols still throwing, and with acceptable zip. Stay tuned


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 10, 2017, 04:12:21 PM
Bob Irving‏ @BobIrvingCJOB  4m4 minutes ago
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Matt Nichols still throwing, and with acceptable zip. Stay tuned

This provides me with an acceptable zip for the remainder of my day.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 04:14:21 PM
This provides me with an acceptable zip for the remainder of my day.

Zipp agrees...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Pigskin on October 10, 2017, 04:25:49 PM
I worry more about D, then Matt playing or not. Matt is like AH, tough.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 04:43:23 PM
Darrin Bauming‏ @DarrinBauming  17m17 minutes ago
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The #Bombers may start two Canadian receivers this week. Julian Feoli-Gudino looks healthy and rested after missing last game due to an UBI.


i dunno about that plan...cause Flanders is hurt I guess...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Double Dare on October 10, 2017, 04:49:42 PM
I'm wondering whether giving Matt the game off and giving valuable reps to Davis and LeFevour (maybe a half each?) would be more beneficial in the long run....


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 04:51:39 PM
I'm wondering whether giving Matt the game off and giving valuable reps to Davis and LeFevour (maybe a half each?) would be more beneficial in the long run....
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nope...gotta keep winning to clinch a home playoff spot...don't want to be rolling into Regina for that...  Matt starts if he can - gives us best chance at winning.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: the.inkster on October 10, 2017, 04:53:36 PM
I'm wondering whether giving Matt the game off and giving valuable reps to Davis and LeFevour (maybe a half each?) would be more beneficial in the long run....

I don't see this happening until we clinch a playoff spot. Even then, I can't really see MOS resting Nichols until maybe the Calgary game (and even then, I think Nichols would play at least the first quarter)


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Double Dare on October 10, 2017, 04:59:22 PM
I don't see this happening until we clinch a playoff spot. Even then, I can't really see MOS resting Nichols until maybe the Calgary game (and even then, I think Nichols would play at least the first quarter)

Yeah I see that side of the argument too. Just don't want us to be Dinwiddie'd come playoff time  :D


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: bwiser on October 10, 2017, 05:00:08 PM
Darrin Bauming‏ @DarrinBauming  17m17 minutes ago
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The #Bombers may start two Canadian receivers this week. Julian Feoli-Gudino looks healthy and rested after missing last game due to an UBI.


i dunno about that plan...cause Flanders is hurt I guess...
If Flanders can't go I would start two Canadian receivers and use the extra import either on the defensive line or at linebacker


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: M.O.A.B. on October 10, 2017, 05:01:18 PM
Darrin Bauming‏ @DarrinBauming  17m17 minutes ago
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The #Bombers may start two Canadian receivers this week. Julian Feoli-Gudino looks healthy and rested after missing last game due to an UBI.


i dunno about that plan...cause Flanders is hurt I guess...

I'm hoping this means both Nevis and Poop plays (or much better start).


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on October 10, 2017, 05:18:28 PM
I'm hoping this means both Nevis and Poop plays (or much better start).

Not likely, if Corney is out they pretty much have to play another DE to replace him, no Natls. available so his replacement will be Shayon Green.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 10, 2017, 06:08:41 PM
back on topic:

Ed Tait‏ @EdTaitWFC  2m2 minutes ago
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Mike O'Shea on Matt Nichols status: "He practised today and I didn't notice anything negative at all." He will be eval again tmrw #Bombers


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: bowlerdude on October 10, 2017, 06:17:46 PM
Good to hear Nichols is looking alright.

Our receiving game from the receivers is basically Adams and Denmark anyway. Flanders being out probably increases Harris' use in the short passing game... it's extra touches for Harris, but shouldn't be too much of a negative impact... so having two Canadian receivers start probably doesn't matter much. If it means something like Poop and Nevis both get to start, great. It probably also means Wolitarsky will have to be active as a backup, and I wouldn't mind seeing more of him.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: ModAdmin on October 10, 2017, 06:55:37 PM
Paul Friesen‏Verified account @friesensunmedia 11m11 minutes ago
By the end of practice today Matt Nichols, hangnail or not, was throwing darts 40 yards downfield. #Bombers.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Blue and Golden Delicious on October 10, 2017, 07:02:11 PM
Great news on the Nichols front.

 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 10, 2017, 07:07:12 PM
back on topic:

Ed Tait‏ @EdTaitWFC  2m2 minutes ago
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Mike O'Shea on Matt Nichols status: "He practised today and I didn't notice anything negative at all." He will be eval again tmrw #Bombers

I guess we now prepare for the 6 game IR report tomorrow?


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: bowlerdude on October 10, 2017, 07:49:33 PM
66 will love this: And L'Damian Washington working with #Bombers offence taking reps in Ryan Lankford's spot

I missed this earlier, and find it interesting... but not really sure what happens with the KRs then, because Flanders is probably out... Fogg? Can you get both Washington and Lankford on the roster? This kind of thing would've made more sense with Thorpe... was Givens playing at all with the first team this week? That would make more sense just because he can do KRs, I don't think Washington does...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 10, 2017, 08:22:30 PM
Julian Feoli-Gudino and Matt Coates both working with #Bombers starting O
I wonder if the coaching staff is maybe toying with the idea of starting 2 Canadian receivers, for when Wild returns?  That'd get Hurl off the field and allow us to start Santos-Knox at MLB and Wild at WLB. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: booch on October 10, 2017, 08:24:44 PM
Denmark has returned kicks before..I believe Walker has as well. Drew W also did in college and you still have Fogg on roster.

If Flanders is out, I think you may see Given's in in his spot and possibly Lankford sitting to give Washington a shot  again. I wouldn't be opposed to these changes and it's not like we are a desperate team looking for answers to big questions...just an opportunity to see what we have with guys we have here with team already


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on October 10, 2017, 08:30:28 PM
Denmark has returned kicks before..I believe Walker has as well. Drew W also did in college and you still have Fogg on roster.

If Flanders is out, I think you may see Given's in in his spot and possibly Lankford sitting to give Washington a shot  again. I wouldn't be opposed to these changes and it's not like we are a desperate team looking for answers to big questions...just an opportunity to see what we have with guys we have here with team already

If Givens knows enough of the offense I'd start him if Flanders can't go. I never liked the two national receiver option.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: booch on October 10, 2017, 08:35:32 PM
i agree....I'd stick with one National receiver..there is no need to add a Canadian there if Corney can't go.
 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: RebusRankin on October 10, 2017, 08:39:44 PM
Add in Green for Corney on the DL rotation. Take Porter off as a DB DI playing teams and add Conteh. Roster juggled.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: NorthernSkunk on October 10, 2017, 09:05:13 PM
Paul Friesen‏Verified account @friesensunmedia 11m11 minutes ago
By the end of practice today Matt Nichols, hangnail or not, was throwing darts 40 yards downfield. #Bombers.


Good good......I will be expecting him to be taking a few more shots further down the field the next game....I can't wait.

Go Blue

BC sucks !


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: the paw on October 10, 2017, 10:26:12 PM
I wonder if the coaching staff is maybe toying with the idea of starting 2 Canadian receivers, for when Wild returns?  That'd get Hurl off the field and allow us to start Santos-Knox at MLB and Wild at WLB. 

I think they will start 2 cdn receivers and start Washington.  They will bump Lankford back to DI.  Then I think they will add Green to replace Corney.  I don?t think the linebackers change, unless they dress Wild over Kyle Knox.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Pigskin on October 11, 2017, 02:35:57 AM
Wild or Kyle Knox, Wild in a heart beat.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 11, 2017, 06:47:33 AM
I need someone to educate me relative to team practice... Do the guys on the practice roster not practice with the starters regularly? Or is it more like the 1's run through plays by themselves and the others are off doing the same. Because based on Gbill2004's comment I should have hope that I'll see LDW back on the field and in action this weekend. I'd love to see him get some playing time and more over, I believe that we have a pretty solid chance of finishing in 2nd place in the standing and getting that home game and think that it's a smart move for the Bombers to look at different options and combinations to make the Bombers better down the stretch.

But even if he doesn't get promoted back to the active roster, I'm ok with it. I'd rather they field a team that gives the Bombers the best chance of winning as they see it. Also, I'm sure that MOS can't always do what he may like to do in order to maintain the proper player ratios and starter requirements while maintaining needed back up position players. There is always a lot to consider when trying to come up with what makes us the best team...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 11, 2017, 08:27:07 AM
I need someone to educate me relative to team practice... Do the guys on the practice roster not practice with the starters regularly? Or is it more like the 1's run through plays by themselves and the others are off doing the same. Because based on Gbill2004's comment I should have hope that I'll see LDW back on the field and in action this weekend. I'd love to see him get some playing time and more over, I believe that we have a pretty solid chance of finishing in 2nd place in the standing and getting that home game and think that it's a smart move for the Bombers to look at different options and combinations to make the Bombers better down the stretch.

But even if he doesn't get promoted back to the active roster, I'm ok with it. I'd rather they field a team that gives the Bombers the best chance of winning as they see it. Also, I'm sure that MOS can't always do what he may like to do in order to maintain the proper player ratios and starter requirements while maintaining needed back up position players. There is always a lot to consider when trying to come up with what makes us the best team...
It was day one of practice so it could mean anything. Could mean he's starting this week, could mean they're just taking a look at him, or it might be that him and Coates are rotating with the starters in practice and a bit of a competition for who starts.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 11, 2017, 11:28:07 AM
Denny is too old and small to be returning kicks.  While he could do it, I think it would put him at unnecessary risk of injury.

I can't make the game this week but this all looks to be very positive.  Big game for the Bombers.  Hope Harris can get his 100 x 2 yards :)


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 11, 2017, 12:59:13 PM
Denny is too old and small to be returning kicks.  While he could do it, I think it would put him at unnecessary risk of injury.

I can't make the game this week but this all looks to be very positive.  Big game for the Bombers.  Hope Harris can get his 100 x 2 yards :)
Harris usually gets pretty fired up playing his old team so hoping he has a productive day....the Bombers offence seem to roll when Harris is producing.....


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: booch on October 11, 2017, 03:19:45 PM
much smaller kick returners in the league past and present than Denmark...not sure what you mean by that.
And age...not really an issue either...Logan seems to do just fine at his advanced age


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 11, 2017, 03:29:13 PM
much smaller kick returners in the league past and present than Denmark...not sure what you mean by that.
And age...not really an issue either...Logan seems to do just fine at his advanced age

Denmark doesn't have the speed like some of the small returners...he isn't close to Banks, that guy from Toronto etc....

If all you want is a guy to catch the ball and get 5-10 yards then you can put many people back there including Denmark..


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 11, 2017, 03:30:18 PM
Denmark doesn't have the speed like some of the small returners...he isn't close to Banks, that guy from Toronto etc....

If all you want is a guy to catch the ball and get 5-10 yards then you can put many people back there including Denmark..
JFG returned kicks last year or the year before, and it wasn't pretty. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 11, 2017, 03:33:28 PM
JFG returned kicks last year or the year before, and it wasn't pretty. 
Yikes....yep he ain't no Gizmo....lol


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 11, 2017, 03:44:37 PM
Darrin Bauming‏ @DarrinBauming  3m3 minutes ago
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Timothy Flanders and Trent Corney are again non-participants at #Bombers practice today. Mike Miller is practicing again.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: ModAdmin on October 11, 2017, 03:53:05 PM
Ed Tait‏ @EdTaitWFC 13m13 minutes ago
Matt Nichols is still wearing GLOVE on throwing hand, but zipping passes at #Bombers practice

Ed Tait‏ @EdTaitWFC 23m23 minutes ago
Terrence Edwards who will be formally inducted into the #Bombers HOF tonight, is here at practice this morning



Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: booch on October 11, 2017, 03:58:12 PM
Denmark doesn't have the speed like some of the small returners...he isn't close to Banks, that guy from Toronto etc....

If all you want is a guy to catch the ball and get 5-10 yards then you can put many people back there including Denmark..
Actually Denmark is probably in top 3 guys in speed on the team to be honest. Was clocked in 4.3 range for his 40 and I doubt has lost much if anything. Also he is probably the best, or one of the best in the entire league in adjusting routes/patterns and changing direction without having to gear down in speed.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 11, 2017, 04:14:06 PM
Actually Denmark is probably in top 3 guys in speed on the team to be honest. Was clocked in 4.3 range for his 40 and I doubt has lost much if anything. Also he is probably the best, or one of the best in the entire league in adjusting routes/patterns and changing direction without having to gear down in speed.


was comparing him to the ultra speedy guys some teams have at returner...Denmark isn't like those guys who can make you miss on a dime then burst through a hole with an extra gear...he is fine for receiver - he would score more TD's if he could stay on his feet after making the long catch.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 11, 2017, 04:18:43 PM
was comparing him to the ultra speedy guys some teams have at returner...Denmark isn't like those guys who can make you miss on a dime then burst through a hole with an extra gear...he is fine for receiver - he would score more TD's if he could stay on his feet after making the long catch.

Like that dude from the Ti-Cats? lol... now that guy is a speedster...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: KINGCHARLES on October 11, 2017, 04:52:32 PM
Actually Denmark is probably in top 3 guys in speed on the team to be honest. Was clocked in 4.3 range for his 40 and I doubt has lost much if anything. Also he is probably the best, or one of the best in the entire league in adjusting routes/patterns and changing direction without having to gear down in speed.


I think Denmark speed wise is actually among the fastest players in the league, we've just never fully utilized his speed, never shown anyone his speed. His best ever yardage season back in 2014 he had over 1000 yards and 11 catches over 30 yards. The CFL lists BIG PLAYS as catches over 30 yards. In 2014 he led the league in 30 yard catches. Typically the top 10 WR in the CFL will have 10+ 30 yrd catches a season and for the record Darvin Adams is #2 in the league in those with 11. Keep in mind we do have 4 games left and when trying to connect on those "BIG PLAYS" its a lower percentage pass. CFL QB's have a completion % between 25.7 -47.1% on passes over 20 yards.

....Nichols has the most TD tosses in the league on passes over 20 yards.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: booch on October 11, 2017, 05:13:40 PM
watch on a deep ball...most of he long ones he catches he has to stop to get it..or come back somewhat to make the catch as he has outrun the ball's trajectory..and a lot of times is a reason he gets taken down or seems to be falling after catch...he has to re-adjust to get the ball. I agree too...he has been under-utilized for years.

And have you ever seen him caught by a DB??


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on October 11, 2017, 05:56:04 PM
Ed Tait‏ @EdTaitWFC 13m13 minutes ago
Matt Nichols is still wearing GLOVE on throwing hand, but zipping passes at #Bombers practice

Ed Tait‏ @EdTaitWFC 23m23 minutes ago
Terrence Edwards who will be formally inducted into the #Bombers HOF tonight, is here at practice this morning


tonight?

Is there the dinner or something?


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Pigskin on October 11, 2017, 05:59:20 PM
Kyries Herbert is a guy that could be a nice pickup for our play off run. At 37 he is still playing at a very high level, and is great at stopping the run.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: ModAdmin on October 11, 2017, 06:12:09 PM
tonight?

Is there the dinner or something?

Yes...the Legacy Gala Dinner tonight.....

https://www.bluebombers.com/legacy-dinner/


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on October 11, 2017, 06:21:57 PM
Yes...the Legacy Gala Dinner tonight.....

https://www.bluebombers.com/legacy-dinner/

I'd love to go but am not😥


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 11, 2017, 06:22:42 PM
Some personnel updates on Twitter:

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Darrin Bauming ‏32m

Matt Nichols will play Saturday vs the #BCLions, and he will wear his modified throwing glove. #Bombers


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Darrin Bauming 3h

Timothy Flanders and Trent Corney are again non-participants at #Bombers practice today. Mike Miller is practicing again.



Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 11, 2017, 06:25:23 PM
I'd love to go but am not😥
Wade might be there  ;)


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on October 11, 2017, 06:27:11 PM
Wade might be there  ;)

I like Mike not Wade he is a prude.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 11, 2017, 08:25:25 PM
anyone know if LDW was still taking reps with the ones today? thanks...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: BomberPride on October 12, 2017, 03:30:09 PM
I've been able to hit up practice this week. I'll be heading there soon.

a few things from that I've seen so far,

1)#38 back in practice

2) L'Damian Washington has been working with 1st line offence. I'm headed to practice soon, so we'll see where he's at today.

3) Nichols - don't worry about him lol

4) Dressler doing sprints, but not practicing with the boys yet.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 12, 2017, 03:36:08 PM
Good news re: Wild. Would be nice to have him healthy for the home stretch and playoffs.

A broken wrist... What a crappy way to get sidelined for a season.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 03:43:42 PM
From Wyman:

Receiver Darvin Adams is not a full participant in #Bombers practice today. Lankford at wide receiver, L'Damian Washington at slotback.

At today's practice, #Bombers receiving corps working with No. 1 offence is Lankford, Washington, Feoli-Gudino, Denmark and Coates.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: The Zipp on October 12, 2017, 03:48:40 PM
From Wyman:

Receiver Darvin Adams is not a full participant in #Bombers practice today. Lankford at wide receiver, L'Damian Washington at slotback.

At today's practice, #Bombers receiving corps working with No. 1 offence is Lankford, Washington, Feoli-Gudino, Denmark and Coates.

That is a not a fear inducing group of receivers...hopefully Darvin is OK


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: booch on October 12, 2017, 03:49:45 PM
**** if thats what we trot out for a line-up on saturday the coaching staff should be shot. Hopefully it just a maintenance day for Adams

And with several receivers here now for a couple of weeks and significant NFL experience you would think that they could get into the line-up and be productive. Learning a playbook and the basic packages isn't that difficult. Especially at wideout....I question our staffs thought process and player preparation at times


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 03:50:09 PM
**** if thats what we trot out for a line-up on saturday the coaching staff should be shot. Hopefully it just a maintenance day for Adams

And with several receivers here now for a couple of weeks and significant NFL experience you would think that they could get into the line-up and be productive.
#Bombers say Adams is available to media today. He is no longer on the field but indication is it's not a major issue. For now.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Tehedra on October 12, 2017, 03:50:30 PM
If that is going to be our starting line for receivers lets just start Davis and let Nichols heal.  


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 12, 2017, 03:51:01 PM
#Bombers say Adams is available to media today. He is no longer on the field but indication is it's not a major issue. For now.

Just a maintenance day... Hopefully.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 03:51:26 PM
That is a not a fear inducing group of receivers...hopefully Darvin is OK
I know. Adams really is key to the receiving group. Without him we're kinda screwed.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: bigbuff33 on October 12, 2017, 04:01:37 PM
Sorry guys...I'm thrilled about how well we are doing...
But that receiving corps of ours...yeesh...
The Adams family...without him, we got nadda...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 04:10:47 PM
Darvin Adams leaves Bomber practice early but said to be OK--Flanders not practicing but Trent Corney is.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on October 12, 2017, 04:11:32 PM
Darvin Adams leaves Bomber practice early but said to be OK--Flanders not practicing but Trent Corney is.

Sounds like Flanders may miss some time. Good news on Corney!


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: bowlerdude on October 12, 2017, 05:08:57 PM
yeah we need Adams, hope that's nothing bad

Corney practicing is a good sign though


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 12, 2017, 06:59:48 PM
Maybe we ought to call the CFL Headquarters and just forfeit the rest of our games? We would such hate to be embarrassed by trotting out a group like that, geez... Better yet, how about we just send Nichols, Harris, Adams, and Poop out there and fire everyone else, all they do is get in these guys way anyway...

And while we're at it, lets fire all of those useless coaches who couldn't find talent if their life depended it on it! I mean look at them, tarnishing the reputation of the annual Grey Cup contending team! How dare they!

Win a game and everyone is the best, lose one and fire them all... always one extreme or other with you all...

You all go from cellar dweller for YEARS and now have the second best record in the CFL and a legit shot at a Cup, and all you can do is ***** about how terrible everyone is, except those players on somebody else's roster or waiting to be kicked off an NFL team... amazing... I'd hate to see how this group was back (last year and about the next 15 before that) when they actually sucked...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on October 12, 2017, 07:03:29 PM
**** if thats what we trot out for a line-up on saturday the coaching staff should be shot. Hopefully it just a maintenance day for Adams

And with several receivers here now for a couple of weeks and significant NFL experience you would think that they could get into the line-up and be productive. Learning a playbook and the basic packages isn't that difficult. Especially at wideout....I question our staffs thought process and player preparation at times

One thing we know about O'Shea is that based on loyalty he doesn't make knee jerks decisions, so inserting a new player requires him to be disgruntled with a current player's play first, even if the replacement is obviously better.  It's not strictly the best player plays in his system.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: BomberPride on October 12, 2017, 07:13:48 PM
I think we have a good receiving corps. Look at the thread "Our receivers" to see how the rest of the corps stacks up.

From practice today:

- Corney, Feoli-Guidino, Wild back in practice.

- Lankford had the boosters on today. Sticky mitt catches and speed.

- L'Damian Washington was with first team offence, blended in nicely with some good grabs.

- Dressler sill not practicing but is running around on the sideline. Flanders dressed but not a participant.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Realist on October 12, 2017, 07:24:49 PM
Maybe we ought to call the CFL Headquarters and just forfeit the rest of our games? We would such hate to be embarrassed by trotting out a group like that, geez... Better yet, how about we just send Nichols, Harris, Adams, and Poop out there and fire everyone else, all they do is get in these guys way anyway...

And while we're at it, lets fire all of those useless coaches who couldn't find talent if their life depended it on it! I mean look at them, tarnishing the reputation of the annual Grey Cup contending team! How dare they!

Win a game and everyone is the best, lose one and fire them all... always one extreme or other with you all...

You all go from cellar dweller for YEARS and now have the second best record in the CFL and a legit shot at a Cup, and all you can do is ***** about how terrible everyone is, except those players on somebody else's roster or waiting to be kicked off an NFL team... amazing... I'd hate to see how this group was back (last year and about the next 15 before that) when they actually sucked...

Atta boy! We'll make a Winnipegger out of you yet...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blue_or_die on October 12, 2017, 07:37:40 PM
I'd hate to see how this group was back (last year and about the next 15 before that) when they actually sucked...

Are you the kind of guy that drives slowly by the scene of a train wreck to observe all the humanity? If so, coming to the forum 2 years ago could be right up your alley!


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 12, 2017, 07:40:28 PM
Are you the kind of guy that drives slowly by the scene of a train wreck to observe all the humanity? I so, coming to the forum 2 years ago could be right up your alley!

that right there... now that's funny... thank you for at least putting a smile back on my face... GO BOMBERS!


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blue_or_die on October 12, 2017, 07:48:18 PM
that right there... now that's funny... thank you for at least putting a smile back on my face... GO BOMBERS!

lol. Hey so fill us in on the reaction of your brethren when the Chiefs lose a couple. Say, to Jacksonville or something. Similar situation to the Bombers...had glory decades ago, showed some flashes as of recent, and now look pretty unstoppable. I'm sure human psychology will prevail there.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 12, 2017, 08:01:27 PM
Maybe we ought to call the CFL Headquarters and just forfeit the rest of our games? We would such hate to be embarrassed by trotting out a group like that, geez... Better yet, how about we just send Nichols, Harris, Adams, and Poop out there and fire everyone else, all they do is get in these guys way anyway...

And while we're at it, lets fire all of those useless coaches who couldn't find talent if their life depended it on it! I mean look at them, tarnishing the reputation of the annual Grey Cup contending team! How dare they!

Win a game and everyone is the best, lose one and fire them all... always one extreme or other with you all...

You all go from cellar dweller for YEARS and now have the second best record in the CFL and a legit shot at a Cup, and all you can do is ***** about how terrible everyone is, except those players on somebody else's roster or waiting to be kicked off an NFL team... amazing... I'd hate to see how this group was back (last year and about the next 15 before that) when they actually sucked...
Well there are a few posters who aren't satisfied regardless of our progress as opposed to some years when there was a lot more moaning and whining....albeit being cup less for going on 3 decades (but who's counting eh?) creates an atmosphere of negativity!   The Bomber fans for their part have stood by this team through many many seasons of disappointment and so have many of the posters on this forum.   Albeit there will always be those who are discontent with one aspect or another the mainstay of posts are generally insightful.   In your remarks you are painting us all with one brush which is somewhat harsh.....perhaps not your intentions, however this was the implication when you choose words like "all of you" in more than one instance.  This is what the words mean regardless of the intent.

I have been on and off this forum for at least 7 years and this season I actually found the commentary to be generally constructive and have stayed to share in the discourse and debate.   There are many excellent posters on this site who have experience as both players and coaches and then there are simply loyal fans who follow the Bombers religiously some even longer than I have which is going on 60 years.  

I generally like what you post and have said so however and even apologized for misreading an isolated post or two....however when you go out if your way to chastise "all of you" I take umbrage because I'm one of those "you alls".  Perhaps I tend to overthink your choice of words and perhaps you don't really care what I think or say....however I will continue to speak up when I read any post which sticks in my craw even though you have requested that I NOT comment on your posts!  

On another front I'm hoping Washington works out and becomes a star receiver for us!!!   I think we both want that too which is something we actually have in common.

Peace!  


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 12, 2017, 08:07:05 PM
 
Are you the kind of guy that drives slowly by the scene of a train wreck to observe all the humanity? If so, coming to the forum 2 years ago could be right up your alley!
:D


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 08:27:08 PM
Are you the kind of guy that drives slowly by the scene of a train wreck to observe all the humanity? If so, coming to the forum 2 years ago could be right up your alley!
Don't even mention the Tim Burke era. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Blue72 on October 12, 2017, 08:40:24 PM
Most games Lapo picks 3 main receivers to go to, usually Adams, Harris and ?. But this game coming up there might not be Adams, Flanders and i'm not sure if Harris is at 100% not being used much last game. So who do you think the #1 and 2 guys for Lapo will be if Harris is covered like a blanket. Denmark is good but only used 1/2 dozen times per game, and so far it looks like 2 Nat receivers. Does MOS or Lapo go with 2 Nats and 1 Nat backup against BC or put Givens as a DI in case Adams doesn't play?

Does anyone know if the new guys look any good during practice yet.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 08:41:57 PM
Most games Lapo picks 3 main receivers to go to, usually Adams, Harris and ?. But this game coming up there might not be Adams, Flanders and i'm not sure if Harris is at 100% not being used much last game. So who do you think the #1 and 2 guys for Lapo will be if Harris is covered like a blanket. Denmark is good but only used 1/2 dozen times per game, and so far it looks like 2 Nat receivers. Does MOS or Lapo go with 2 Nats and 1 Nat backup against BC or put Givens as a DI in case Adams doesn't play?

Does anyone know if the new guys look any good during practice yet.
Nichols Picks the receivers to go to, based on what the D is giving him. 


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: BomberPride on October 12, 2017, 09:06:45 PM
The only player that might not be in on Saturday is Flanders. In which case, 2 NAT receivers may fill in. That being said, Feoli- Guidino and Coates looked good in practice this week.



Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 12, 2017, 09:42:39 PM
Don't even mention the Tim Burke era. 
then there's the Zaleski era....Reinbold.....Kelly....major train wrecks


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: RebusRankin on October 12, 2017, 09:57:20 PM
Don't even mention the Tim Burke era. 

That game where he had Boltus in still gives me nightmares.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 12, 2017, 09:59:13 PM
That game where he had Boltus in still gives me nightmares.
Yep that was rock bottom. Boltus made Brohm look like Peyton Manning in his prime.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 12, 2017, 11:38:17 PM
Don't even mention the Tim Burke era. 

And to think that barely even a season and a half. :D

It did feel like an eternity at the time, though.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 13, 2017, 12:59:40 AM
Sorry guys...I'm thrilled about how well we are doing...
But that receiving corps of ours...yeesh...
The Adams family...without him, we got nadda...

yup Dress sucks, Denny is washed up and our prospects and Canadians are terrible  ???

get a grip


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 13, 2017, 01:01:51 AM
I think Denmark speed wise is actually among the fastest players in the league, we've just never fully utilized his speed, never shown anyone his speed. His best ever yardage season back in 2014 he had over 1000 yards and 11 catches over 30 yards. The CFL lists BIG PLAYS as catches over 30 yards. In 2014 he led the league in 30 yard catches. Typically the top 10 WR in the CFL will have 10+ 30 yrd catches a season and for the record Darvin Adams is #2 in the league in those with 11. Keep in mind we do have 4 games left and when trying to connect on those "BIG PLAYS" its a lower percentage pass. CFL QB's have a completion % between 25.7 -47.1% on passes over 20 yards.

....Nichols has the most TD tosses in the league on passes over 20 yards.

this post warms my heart


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 13, 2017, 01:09:12 AM
Kyries Herbert is a guy that could be a nice pickup for our play off run. At 37 he is still playing at a very high level, and is great at stopping the run.

people roasted him as he left WPG and has been a continues to be a beast


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: M.O.A.B. on October 13, 2017, 01:29:31 AM
Sorry guys...I'm thrilled about how well we are doing...
But that receiving corps of ours...yeesh...
The Adams family...without him, we got nadda...

bigbuff is washed up too


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: dd on October 13, 2017, 01:35:05 AM
people roasted him as he left WPG and has been a continues to be a beast
He is one mean SOB. I'd pick him up in a heartbeat, WILL LB for sure, possibly MAC, he's intense and we could use some of that in the middle of the field!!!


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: gbill2004 on October 13, 2017, 01:36:16 AM
He is one mean SOB. I'd pick him up in a heartbeat, WILL LB for sure, possibly MAC, he's intense and we could use some of that in the middle of the field!!!
Kyries Hebert is also a woman beater. Zero chance the Bombers sign him.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 13, 2017, 02:42:34 AM
Well there are a few posters who aren't satisfied regardless of our progress as opposed to some years when there was a lot more moaning and whining....albeit being cup less for going on 3 decades (but who's counting eh?) creates an atmosphere of negativity!   The Bomber fans for their part have stood by this team through many many seasons of disappointment and so have many of the posters on this forum.   Albeit there will always be those who are discontent with one aspect or another the mainstay of posts are generally insightful.   In your remarks you are painting us all with one brush which is somewhat harsh.....perhaps not your intentions, however this was the implication when you choose words like "all of you" in more than one instance.  This is what the words mean regardless of the intent.

I have been on and off this forum for at least 7 years and this season I actually found the commentary to be generally constructive and have stayed to share in the discourse and debate.   There are many excellent posters on this site who have experience as both players and coaches and then there are simply loyal fans who follow the Bombers religiously some even longer than I have which is going on 60 years.  

I generally like what you post and have said so however and even apologized for misreading an isolated post or two....however when you go out if your way to chastise "all of you" I take umbrage because I'm one of those "you alls".  Perhaps I tend to overthink your choice of words and perhaps you don't really care what I think or say....however I will continue to speak up when I read any post which sticks in my craw even though you have requested that I NOT comment on your posts!  

On another front I'm hoping Washington works out and becomes a star receiver for us!!!   I think we both want that too which is something we actually have in common.

Peace!  


Lincoln, you know that I haven't nothing but mad love for you my friend! And it wasn't my intent to paint everyone with a broad brush. You tend to lean towards the other end of the spectrum, more positive and supportive of the team. More specifically, I wasn't including you in 'you all', and if you feel I was, I apologize. In fact, if you have been a Bomber fan for 60 years, I'll give you a pass on anything you say, lol... But to those that feel guilty, I probably was speaking to you, lol...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: 66 Chevelle on October 13, 2017, 03:02:11 AM
lol. Hey so fill us in on the reaction of your brethren when the Chiefs lose a couple. Say, to Jacksonville or something. Similar situation to the Bombers...had glory decades ago, showed some flashes as of recent, and now look pretty unstoppable. I'm sure human psychology will prevail there.

here's the thing with us Chiefs fans, especially after not going to the big show for almost 50 years, we know that even when  have a good team that we are going to choke somewhere along the line before the playoffs and lose at LEAST 1 game that we shouldn't. Kind of like the Hamilton game, to a team we shouldn't of had a problem with. More so though, we also know that we can have the best regular season record and still be 'one and done' in the playoffs. I guess what I'm saying is that it doesn't shock us, or even really disappoint us, as we have kind of grown to expect it.

A typical Chief fan's conversation kind of goes like this; 'hey, the team is looking good this year', 'yeah, really good', 'but you know we're going to blow it in the playoffs', 'I know, but we'll get'em next year'... But we never seem to blame the individual players, usually just the opposite, and view it more like it just wasn't meant to be, lol... It was brutal a couple of years ago in the playoffs when we had the Colts down something like 28 pts and they came back and beat us...

However, that's been changing as of late, mostly because of Any Reid. He's been cultivating an environment of higher expectations and giving us a glimmer of hope that it's possible, soon... It's a lot tougher being a Missouri Tiger fan, lol... it can be tough to be bad, know you're bad, and then lose a game that everyone actually picks you to win, lol...

But you know what is even worse? As I've stated before, I love football and follow it all the way down to the high school level here in Missouri. Well, for almost 20 our local high school team was a powerhouse, winning a state championship, returning to the championship game several times, district winner almost annually and really just whooping everyone we played, badly. It got to the point that we had to schedule teams over 120 miles from our school, or from out of state from time to time, to fill out our schedule. Well, those days are gone, lol, and all of those that we USE TO thump regularly, well they're giving it back to us now in spades, and loving it... But, I still go every Friday night and support the boys on the field... My nephew is a sophomore this year and playing running back, they've only won 1 game this year, waiting for next year already, lol...


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 13, 2017, 04:21:26 AM
here's the thing with us Chiefs fans, especially after not going to the big show for almost 50 years, we know that even when  have a good team that we are going to choke somewhere along the line before the playoffs and lose at LEAST 1 game that we shouldn't. Kind of like the Hamilton game, to a team we shouldn't of had a problem with. More so though, we also know that we can have the best regular season record and still be 'one and done' in the playoffs. I guess what I'm saying is that it doesn't shock us, or even really disappoint us, as we have kind of grown to expect it.

A typical Chief fan's conversation kind of goes like this; 'hey, the team is looking good this year', 'yeah, really good', 'but you know we're going to blow it in the playoffs', 'I know, but we'll get'em next year'... But we never seem to blame the individual players, usually just the opposite, and view it more like it just wasn't meant to be, lol... It was brutal a couple of years ago in the playoffs when we had the Colts down something like 28 pts and they came back and beat us...

However, that's been changing as of late, mostly because of Any Reid. He's been cultivating an environment of higher expectations and giving us a glimmer of hope that it's possible, soon... It's a lot tougher being a Missouri Tiger fan, lol... it can be tough to be bad, know you're bad, and then lose a game that everyone actually picks you to win, lol...

But you know what is even worse? As I've stated before, I love football and follow it all the way down to the high school level here in Missouri. Well, for almost 20 our local high school team was a powerhouse, winning a state championship, returning to the championship game several times, district winner almost annually and really just whooping everyone we played, badly. It got to the point that we had to schedule teams over 120 miles from our school, or from out of state from time to time, to fill out our schedule. Well, those days are gone, lol, and all of those that we USE TO thump regularly, well they're giving it back to us now in spades, and loving it... But, I still go every Friday night and support the boys on the field... My nephew is a sophomore this year and playing running back, they've only won 1 game this year, waiting for next year already, lol...

Chiefs Kingdom. One day. If they ever do win, the floodgates could open and they could go on a run. At least we had the Royals in 2015. Would have never expected the Royals to win before the Chiefs.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 13, 2017, 05:30:59 AM

Lincoln, you know that I haven't nothing but mad love for you my friend! And it wasn't my intent to paint everyone with a broad brush. You tend to lean towards the other end of the spectrum, more positive and supportive of the team. More specifically, I wasn't including you in 'you all', and if you feel I was, I apologize. In fact, if you have been a Bomber fan for 60 years, I'll give you a pass on anything you say, lol... But to those that feel guilty, I probably was speaking to you, lol...
Fair enough...I'm cool with that.  I'm certainly no expert when it comes to X and Os and there are posters on this forum who are.  I do get hung up at times on ideas and words which can be a bit of a pain in the a$$....but I do enjoy a good argument as long as it doesn't get too personal.  I can also admit when I'm wrong or if I've been unfair in my criticism of players, coaches or other posters.   There are many good posters on this site, you being one of them.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 13, 2017, 05:36:58 AM
here's the thing with us Chiefs fans, especially after not going to the big show for almost 50 years, we know that even when  have a good team that we are going to choke somewhere along the line before the playoffs and lose at LEAST 1 game that we shouldn't. Kind of like the Hamilton game, to a team we shouldn't of had a problem with. More so though, we also know that we can have the best regular season record and still be 'one and done' in the playoffs. I guess what I'm saying is that it doesn't shock us, or even really disappoint us, as we have kind of grown to expect it.

A typical Chief fan's conversation kind of goes like this; 'hey, the team is looking good this year', 'yeah, really good', 'but you know we're going to blow it in the playoffs', 'I know, but we'll get'em next year'... But we never seem to blame the individual players, usually just the opposite, and view it more like it just wasn't meant to be, lol... It was brutal a couple of years ago in the playoffs when we had the Colts down something like 28 pts and they came back and beat us...

However, that's been changing as of late, mostly because of Any Reid. He's been cultivating an environment of higher expectations and giving us a glimmer of hope that it's possible, soon... It's a lot tougher being a Missouri Tiger fan, lol... it can be tough to be bad, know you're bad, and then lose a game that everyone actually picks you to win, lol...

But you know what is even worse? As I've stated before, I love football and follow it all the way down to the high school level here in Missouri. Well, for almost 20 our local high school team was a powerhouse, winning a state championship, returning to the championship game several times, district winner almost annually and really just whooping everyone we played, badly. It got to the point that we had to schedule teams over 120 miles from our school, or from out of state from time to time, to fill out our schedule. Well, those days are gone, lol, and all of those that we USE TO thump regularly, well they're giving it back to us now in spades, and loving it... But, I still go every Friday night and support the boys on the field... My nephew is a sophomore this year and playing running back, they've only won 1 game this year, waiting for next year already, lol...
You've taken fandom to a whole new level....good on ya!!


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: rubanski on October 13, 2017, 11:54:01 AM
I think Denmark speed wise is actually among the fastest players in the league, we've just never fully utilized his speed, never shown anyone his speed. His best ever yardage season back in 2014 he had over 1000 yards and 11 catches over 30 yards. The CFL lists BIG PLAYS as catches over 30 yards. In 2014 he led the league in 30 yard catches. Typically the top 10 WR in the CFL will have 10+ 30 yrd catches a season and for the record Darvin Adams is #2 in the league in those with 11. Keep in mind we do have 4 games left and when trying to connect on those "BIG PLAYS" its a lower percentage pass. CFL QB's have a completion % between 25.7 -47.1% on passes over 20 yards.

....Nichols has the most TD tosses in the league on passes over 20 yards.

So to summarize: Denmark is extremely fast and we have never had coaches who can figure out how to use that properly.


Apart from the reams of yards big plays earn, they change how a defense plays. When we were hosting EDM they played aweful, but were in the game solely because of about 4 big plays (Carmichael anyone...?) they connected with.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on October 13, 2017, 12:31:47 PM
Speed? Maybe when he first entered the league. Denmark's strength is route running. He's pretty good at finding the hole in the zone and he's really good at beating his guy one on one. Why does he get so many TDs? Defences often man up in the red zone and Denmark often beats his guy. He's not slow but he's certainly not misused. He isn't the fastest guy on the field that's for sure, I don't think he ever was.


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 13, 2017, 02:08:17 PM
Speed? Maybe when he first entered the league. Denmark's strength is route running. He's pretty good at finding the hole in the zone and he's really good at beating his guy one on one. Why does he get so many TDs? Defences often man up in the red zone and Denmark often beats his guy. He's not slow but he's certainly not misused. He isn't the fastest guy on the field that's for sure, I don't think he ever was.

good speed, expert route running, great hands, disciplined pro


Title: Re: Practice updates - week 17
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 13, 2017, 02:12:14 PM
Denmark is third in yards as a receiver behind Harris and is tied with Adams at 7 TDs.  At 571 yards he needs a hundred yards + per game to reach a thousand....not likely to happen but we need his experience in the red zone.