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Title: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: TBURGESS on March 06, 2018, 02:43:58 PM
https://www.cfl.ca/2018/03/06/stamps-take-top-spot-nissan-titan-post-free-agency-power-rankings/

I know it's grossly premature for power rankings, but here they are just the same.

Bombers in 5th  :o ... discuss.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 06, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
LOL :D

Little to no rhyme or reason there. Beyond premature to post such silliness, IMO.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on March 06, 2018, 02:52:16 PM
Bombers should be second, and I think the Riders are way to high.  I thinks the Riders take a major step back this season. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Jesse on March 06, 2018, 02:59:44 PM
I don't mind the Stamps, Esks, and Argos at 1,2, and 4 respectively.

I would flip the Riders and Bomber because I have no faith in Collaros.

The bottom 4 make sense.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: the paw on March 06, 2018, 03:02:55 PM
Bombers should be second, and I think the Riders are way to high.  I thinks the Riders take a major step back this season. 

I think the Riders' success will be contingent on how Collaros bounces back.  It's a 50-50 proposition, if he plays the way he is capable of, they are probably top 4 anyway.  If the lack of a LT and failure to improve upon Clark or Dyakowski give him flashbacks, then they drop significantly. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: theaardvark on March 06, 2018, 03:06:39 PM
Well, it will create a lot of clicks, which is what it is designed to do.  But using the loss of Heath (and not mentioning the arrival of Fenner), while touting the loss of Willis in Edm as "getting younger on the Dline".. well..

CFL.CA STAFF clearly have no clue.  Which makes a lot of sense, looking at how well CFL.CA is run.  How long in are we and I still can't find a convenient access to past DC's...  and Cauchy Muamba is on both Edm and BC...

It was a good chuckle, though.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: rubanski on March 06, 2018, 03:13:10 PM
So it' just ranked how the season ended, minus TO at the top...

Riders too high for sure. Where are their starting CDNs again? Messam has clearly lost a step, the drop off is going to be dramatic this year.
Wilder loss aside, Popp and Trestman proved they are wizards once again. No reason to assume this season will be different.



Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: theaardvark on March 06, 2018, 03:17:54 PM
So it' just ranked how the season ended, minus TO at the top...

Riders too high for sure. Where are their starting CDNs again? Messam has clearly lost a step, the drop off is going to be dramatic this year.
Wilder loss aside, Popp and Trestman proved they are wizards once again. No reason to assume this season will be different.



Wilder loss?


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bomb squad on March 06, 2018, 04:35:21 PM
As talented and efficient a machine as the Stamps have been the last several years, they are also human. Two back to back majorly disappointing, excruciating losses against big underdogs when the chips are all down has to work into their psyche and start manifesting itself in their performance. I was surprised it didn't happen last year. I see them dropping off this year to maybe a 10 win team. Edmonton, Winnipeg, Sask, and Calgary are all very close. BC is in reload mode and the east will be the east as always, very mediocre.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on March 06, 2018, 04:38:45 PM
I agree with the fact that the Alouettes are last. :P


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: theaardvark on March 06, 2018, 04:48:43 PM
I agree with the fact that the Alouettes are last. :P

Might put the Schooners ahead of them... more likely to have a winning season first...


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: floyd on March 06, 2018, 04:56:58 PM
Ah cfl.ca ...

surprised Edmonton didn't take top spot due to their recent signing of Andrew Jones...  ;)


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: booch on March 06, 2018, 05:06:01 PM
Gotta say Sask regresses too...O-line is worse than last year, and last year it was preety average at best...Line backing will be weaker...they have no real depth at db..let alone a solid group..zero Canadian depth anywhere on the roster and Kevin Glenn gives them a better chance to win unless Collaros has magically morphed into himself from 2014-2015 pre major injury and concussions...and thats 4 years ago now and dont see it happening right away..if ever

They have what may be a pretty good d-line...but lest see how that goes first before annotating them that....plus they still have to slash a salary ..or two somewhere I would think....so not sure why people pumping their tires again...i bet they battle for a cross over spot again...but might be a tough go this year as both T.O and Ticats look to be pretty tough...it's not like u get to play Montreal in the playoffs for a chance to get to the cup


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: theaardvark on March 06, 2018, 05:08:59 PM
Gotta say Sask regresses too...O-line is worse than last year, and last year it was preety average at best...Line backing will be weaker...they have no real depth at db..let alone a solid group..zero Canadian depth anywhere on the roster and Kevin Glenn gives them a better chance to win unless Collaros has magically morphed into himself from 2014-2015 pre major injury and concussions...and thats 4 years ago now and dont see it happening right away..if ever

They have what may be a pretty good d-line...but lest see how that goes first before annotating them that....plus they still have to slash a salary ..or two somewhere I would think....so not sure why people pumping their tires again...i bet they battle for a cross over spot again...but might be a tough go this year as both T.O and Ticats look to be pretty tough...it's not like u get to play Montreal in the playoffs for a chance to get to the cup

Only when they play Edmonton... and if Reilly is hurt...   ;)


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: GCn17 on March 06, 2018, 05:44:16 PM
Gotta say Sask regresses too...O-line is worse than last year, and last year it was preety average at best...Line backing will be weaker...they have no real depth at db..let alone a solid group..zero Canadian depth anywhere on the roster and Kevin Glenn gives them a better chance to win unless Collaros has magically morphed into himself from 2014-2015 pre major injury and concussions...and thats 4 years ago now and dont see it happening right away..if ever

They have what may be a pretty good d-line...but lest see how that goes first before annotating them that....plus they still have to slash a salary ..or two somewhere I would think....so not sure why people pumping their tires again...i bet they battle for a cross over spot again...but might be a tough go this year as both T.O and Ticats look to be pretty tough...it's not like u get to play Montreal in the playoffs for a chance to get to the cup

The Riders could end up being the worst team in the league if Collaros is the damaged goods that he was in Hamilton.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 06, 2018, 05:56:11 PM
Bombers should be second, and I think the Riders are way to high.  I thinks the Riders take a major step back this season. 

Agreed. Their success hinges on Yips Collaros returning to a form we haven't seen from him in over two years.

The Bombers being fifth on that list just defies logic. But again, it's nonsensical to even have power rankings in early March.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on March 06, 2018, 06:30:36 PM
Well welll.....the two teams I predicted to play in the Cup are ranked mid pack and second last.   On paper teams can appear to be world beaters and yes Edmonton and Calgary both look like they could be #1 or #2 early on.  Edmonton for sure is still smarting from their loss in the West final and the GC is in their back yard and they will be highly motivated to win it all this year.  They also have imho the leagues best QB so yeah on paper they look to be early favourites.   

Alluding to the NHL, the Oilers were picked to be Stanley Cup favourites this season and not the Jets who are now contenders whereas the Oilers are back to being the usual pretenders.  So much for early predictions!

I still think this is our year and believe Nichols is the guy that can do the job....and it?s all based on a hunch nothing more or nothing less.   I remember last year where everyone was calling the Argos down early in the season, yet with a 9-9 record they won the big prize.   Nichols, Walters, and MOS still have not won a playoff game so there is that to chew on and I am sure they are too....but a hunch is a hunch and I will stick to it for whatever that is worth.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue girl on March 06, 2018, 07:55:41 PM
I think that Calgary, Edmonton and definitely Saskatchewan are overrated and the Bombers are underrated. Having said that I'd rather be the underdog and fly under the radar.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: BlueInCgy on March 06, 2018, 08:13:50 PM
Way too early, as previously mentioned, and I don't know why cfl.ca would even bother to post anything like this.

Top four teams in the West should, at this point, basically be ranked as 1a through 1d, with BC then being 5.

Has Calgary improved with the loss of Hughes, Messam, Bell, Campbell, McDaniel, and Burnett?  I have as much faith in the Huff and Dave show as anyone, but that's a lot of leadership gone on the defensive side of the ball, and BLM's two favourite safety valves are gone.

Edmonton, who knows?  Reilly stays healthy, chances are good they do similar to last season, but last season was hot and cold for them.

Riders - I am not one of the ones who think they have gotten worse, but it is all riding on Collaros.  He comes out of the gate on fire, and they could live up to the hype.  He messes the bed for the first five games of the year, and it will get ugly fast and hard.

Winnipeg - the best way I can describe the Bombers thus far in the off season is they are going to field a team with a lot better balance of talent than previous years.

East?  TO is definitely a better team.  Everyone else is sub to the West (as the rankings have them).


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue girl on March 06, 2018, 08:18:17 PM
I don't mind cfl.ca posting these rankings. It's a way to generate some off season discussion. Just don't take them seriously.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: TBURGESS on March 06, 2018, 10:23:47 PM
I'll take a shot at my rankings at this point in the off season:

1. Calgary - Yup, they've lost some old vets, but they've reloaded at the same time. I see them losing the West final this year.
2. Edmonton - One of the best teams in the 2nd half of last season. Lost A Bowman, but still look like a good to great offence. Can't possibly have as many injuries this year.
3. Toronto - Trestman and Ray got them to the cup and won it last year. Most of that team is still intact.
4. Winnipeg - Lost some. Got some. Muamba would move us up the list, but I don't know how far.
5. Hamilton - One of the best teams in the 2nd half of last season too. Older than dirt coaches may still have what it takes in the modern era. Dodged a bullet by not getting Manziel.
6. Ottawa - Another middle of the pack team this year who will win the big ones when needed.
7. Regina - Their season hinges on Collaros and I think he's done.
8. BC - I can't understand what they are doing on the best coast. Both lines should be better, but who are the DB's and will Jennings get 'it' back.
9. Montreal - No QB = No chance and I don't like what they've done in the off season either.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on March 07, 2018, 12:34:14 AM
My gut tells me T.O will be the dominant team this year, with Cal, Edm, Wpg, and yes Sask being the 2-5 teams overall


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: GCn17 on March 07, 2018, 11:00:36 AM
I'll take a shot at my rankings at this point in the off season:

1. Calgary - Yup, they've lost some old vets, but they've reloaded at the same time. I see them losing the West final this year.
2. Edmonton - One of the best teams in the 2nd half of last season. Lost A Bowman, but still look like a good to great offence. Can't possibly have as many injuries this year.
3. Toronto - Trestman and Ray got them to the cup and won it last year. Most of that team is still intact.
4. Winnipeg - Lost some. Got some. Muamba would move us up the list, but I don't know how far.
5. Hamilton - One of the best teams in the 2nd half of last season too. Older than dirt coaches may still have what it takes in the modern era. Dodged a bullet by not getting Manziel.
6. Ottawa - Another middle of the pack team this year who will win the big ones when needed.
7. Regina - Their season hinges on Collaros and I think he's done.
8. BC - I can't understand what they are doing on the best coast. Both lines should be better, but who are the DB's and will Jennings get 'it' back.
9. Montreal - No QB = No chance and I don't like what they've done in the off season either.

I went on youtube and watched 5 of his starts last year, and I can't see how he is not done. His last few games he was just throwing at no one in particular. It was brutal. Just blindly chucking the ball downfield and getting picked off.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: dd on March 07, 2018, 01:16:05 PM
Although very earlier, here's my 'rankings'-
1- Bombers - Bowman, Demski give us a better receiving corps, some unknowns on D (MLB), but we'll sign HM soon
2- Toronto- much of their lineup is in tact from last years GC
3-Calgary- lost Messam and Hughes, big impact players on O and D
4-Edmonton- Lost Bowman and Zylstra, big hit on their O
5- Hamilton
6-Sask- Collaros is a bust
7-Ottawa
8-BC
9-Montreal


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
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Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on March 09, 2018, 03:48:02 PM
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Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: buckzumhoff on March 09, 2018, 04:06:13 PM
Edmonton released too many good players especially on defense.  Id rank them 5th . Too many moves on defense unless they have found better but the  defensive line took them far into the playoffs. and beat Saskatchewan and Winnipeg with the pass rush. Winnipeg I would rank 4 or 5 depending on who they keep.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: BBRT on March 09, 2018, 05:51:53 PM
Gotta say Sask regresses too...O-line is worse than last year, and last year it was preety average at best...Line backing will be weaker...they have no real depth at db..let alone a solid group..zero Canadian depth anywhere on the roster and Kevin Glenn gives them a better chance to win unless Collaros has magically morphed into himself from 2014-2015 pre major injury and concussions...and thats 4 years ago now and dont see it happening right away..if ever

They have what may be a pretty good d-line...but lest see how that goes first before annotating them that....plus they still have to slash a salary ..or two somewhere I would think....so not sure why people pumping their tires again...i bet they battle for a cross over spot again...but might be a tough go this year as both T.O and Ticats look to be pretty tough...it's not like u get to play Montreal in the playoffs for a chance to get to the cup

Jeez - if you go over to the RF site they are already planning the parade!  ::)


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: TBURGESS on March 15, 2018, 06:42:55 PM
Round 2: https://www.cfl.ca/2018/03/15/off-season-power-rankings-spark-plenty-debate/
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Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on March 15, 2018, 06:43:38 PM
Davis Sanchez knows what's up. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 15, 2018, 06:55:32 PM
Davis Sanchez knows what's up. 

I still don't get the logic behind he or Cybulski having the Riders ranked so high and the Ti-Cats so low.

Also, those cartoon figures are unsettling with the demonic eyes and the weird-looking hands. :D


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue_or_die on March 15, 2018, 07:48:55 PM
Lots of faith Collaros will return to form when there's absolutely no reason to think that other than blind faith, or because it makes a good story.

I think I just answered my own question...


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: theaardvark on March 15, 2018, 07:58:25 PM
I still don't get the logic behind he or Cybulski having the Riders ranked so high and the Ti-Cats so low.

Also, those cartoon figures are unsettling with the demonic eyes and the weird-looking hands. :D

He has his hands in his pockets, to stop them from doing:

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Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: TecnoGenius on March 16, 2018, 05:24:34 AM
Pre-season rankings are so stupid!

Oh wait, the guy put WPG at #2?
Pre-season rankings are awesome!  Those guys know what they're talking about.

What?  the next guy put WPG at #5?
Pre-season rankings are so stupid!

 ;D


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on March 16, 2018, 05:41:14 PM
Davis Sanchez knows what's up. 

Rating the Riders higher than the Esks......based on what the QB's???


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on March 16, 2018, 05:43:15 PM
Rating the Riders higher than the Esks......based on what the QB's???
My comment was focused mostly on him ranking the Bombers second overall. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on March 16, 2018, 09:00:12 PM
I think that it may be on Regina having one of the better defense in the league and tha t if Colloras falters they can still bring in Bridge as they did last season.  I can't see it myself as I am also of the opinion that Colloras will not bring back 2015.  Bridge still has a lot to learn.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on March 16, 2018, 09:14:38 PM
I think that it may be on Regina having one of the better defense in the league and tha t if Colloras falters they can still bring in Bridge as they did last season.  I can't see it myself as I am also of the opinion that Colloras will not bring back 2015.  Bridge still has a lot to learn.
Bridge is overrated. He?s a gimmic QB and will never become a true starter.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: theaardvark on March 16, 2018, 09:36:47 PM
I think that it may be on Regina having one of the better defense in the league and tha t if Colloras falters they can still bring in Bridge as they did last season.  I can't see it myself as I am also of the opinion that Colloras will not bring back 2015.  Bridge still has a lot to learn.

Sam Hurl starting at MLB...  I think most posters here would say that's not a good sign...


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 17, 2018, 04:59:22 PM
I think that it may be on Regina having one of the better defense in the league and tha t if Colloras falters they can still bring in Bridge as they did last season.  I can't see it myself as I am also of the opinion that Colloras will not bring back 2015.  Bridge still has a lot to learn.

Last season. By that logic, why aren't the Bombers or Eskimos ranked higher for having two of the top offenses in the league?


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on March 17, 2018, 05:51:49 PM
Last season. By that logic, why aren't the Bombers or Eskimos ranked higher for having two of the top offenses in the league?
It is said that defenses win championships.........don't know if that is true or not.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Cool Spot on March 17, 2018, 08:40:23 PM
It is said that defenses win championships.........don't know if that is true or not.

It's mostly true in the NFL, there are plenty instances of high-powered offenses losing (badly) to strong defenses in the Super Bowl.

However, in the CFL, it's not as true because there are so many advantages given to the offense in Canadian football. You can get by with a strong defense and a mediocre offence, but not a strong defense + poor offense. Eventually the defense breaks since in the NFL an offense can hold onto the ball a long time (45 second play clock + four downs) and limit how often they give the ball back to the other team; whereas in the CFL if you are two-and-out over and over again and keep giving the ball back to the other team so much, the defense will break.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on March 17, 2018, 09:38:52 PM
That is absolutely true for defenses that have no depth.  Depth......that is one area that we have improved on this year and could be a major force., especially on offense.  Cann't wait for the season to start. :D


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 17, 2018, 09:49:42 PM
It is said that defenses win championships.........don't know if that is true or not.

Still need an offense capable of making plays and scoring points, though.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Bond on April 01, 2018, 02:00:44 PM
Sam Hurl starting at MLB...  I think most posters here would say that's not a good sign...

Where has it been said that Hurl is a starter?  Riders have enough ratio flexibility that Hurl can just be a rotational player.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: the paw on April 01, 2018, 02:48:44 PM
Where has it been said that Hurl is a starter?  Riders have enough ratio flexibility that Hurl can just be a rotational player.

Right now, they appear to be starting 3 canadians on the o-line, Evans at DT, and probably Edem at safety.  That gets them to 5. 

I doubt the have the Canadian receiving depth to start 2 Canadians, especially with Bagg's age and the import talent they would have to leave on the bench.  So probably only one starter there.

I think that leaves them with some combination of Hurl, Judge and Francis to start one Canadian linebacker.  I don't thing Francis has shown enough to carry the weight, and Judge is one big question mark.  The odds are pretty good that Hurl is last man standing, but it is conceivable that Judge could step up. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Bond on April 01, 2018, 02:55:48 PM
I see their starting Canadians as

1. Messam
2. Labatte
3. Edem/Brouilette
4. Evans
5. Clark
6. Dyakowski/Bladek
7. Bagg/Bailey/Harty

Hurl doesn?t have to be anything other than a rotational player.  It?ll be interesting to see what Judge does this season


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on April 01, 2018, 03:04:34 PM
What I have read is that Hurl will be a rotational player and Regina is looking for an Import to play MLB.  I still say that their defense, on paper, is one of the best.  Their only question for me is who will play MLB.  Last season their recruiting was decent so I would not under estimate their ability to find one.

Don't let your feelings about the enemy cloud your view of what is taking place in the West.  In my opinion Regina will be tougher, Calgary is going for the youth movement and will not be as good, Edmonton is staying the same as last season and BC will have growing pains.  We should be the class of the West but don't put your head in the sand and over look Regina.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on April 01, 2018, 03:13:51 PM
What I have read is that Hurl will be a rotational player and Regina is looking for an Import to play MLB.  I still say that their defense, on paper, is one of the best.  Their only question for me is who will play MLB.  Last season their recruiting was decent so I would not under estimate their ability to find one.

Don't let your feelings about the enemy cloud your view of what is taking place in the West.  In my opinion Regina will be tougher, Calgary is going for the youth movement and will not be as good, Edmonton is staying the same as last season and BC will have growing pains.  We should be the class of the West but don't put your head in the sand and over look Regina.
Where did you read this?  Even if true, I'm still not a believer in Collaros...I think he's done.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: 123James321 on April 01, 2018, 03:16:17 PM
Where has it been said that Hurl is a starter?  Riders have enough ratio flexibility that Hurl can just be a rotational player.

Call yourself a Bomber fan but all you do is talk about the riders...


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on April 01, 2018, 03:16:55 PM
Call yourself a Bomber fan but all you do is talk about the riders...
Pretty sure he's Migs. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on April 01, 2018, 03:37:02 PM
Where did you read this?  Even if true, I'm still not a believer in Collaros...I think he's done.



Three places........media in Regina, friends that are supposedly in the know and Riderfans forum.  It is not like Jones has said that he will be doing this but where their is smoke.......  I also agree that Collaros has a lot to prove but until he flops I will give him the benefit of the doubt and not completely over look his past, both good or bad.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on April 01, 2018, 03:42:50 PM


Three places........media in Regina, friends that are supposedly in the know and Riderfans forum.  It is not like Jones has said that he will be doing this but where their is smoke.......  I also agree that Collaros has a lot to prove but until he flops I will give him the benefit of the doubt and not completely over look his past, both good or bad.
I think the Riders and Franklin would have been a better fit.  If Collaros craps the bed, like I expect he will, their season is over.  Bridge is not ready to start games in the CFL. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Chris1982 on April 01, 2018, 03:48:54 PM


Three places........media in Regina, friends that are supposedly in the know and Riderfans forum.  It is not like Jones has said that he will be doing this but where their is smoke.......  I also agree that Collaros has a lot to prove but until he flops I will give him the benefit of the doubt and not completely over look his past, both good or bad.

What I find interesting is his lack of games played.  I knew he has missed a significant amount of games over his career, but did not know that he has never come close to playing a full season.  In his 5 full seasons he has played 14, 13, 12, 10 and 9 games per season.  Hopefully that trend doesnt continue for him, or he will only end up playing 6-7 games this season.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on April 01, 2018, 04:16:25 PM
What I find interesting is his lack of games played.  I knew he has missed a significant amount of games over his career, but did not know that he has never come close to playing a full season.  In his 5 full seasons he has played 14, 13, 12, 10 and 9 games per season.  Hopefully that trend doesnt continue for him, or he will only end up playing 6-7 games this season.

Last season is the only one that he was not hurt and it makes you wonder why as he was hit very hard prior to being pulled by June Jones.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Blue In BC on April 01, 2018, 04:18:12 PM
Last season is the only one that he was not hurt and it makes you wonder why as he was hit very hard prior to being pulled by June Jones.

Collaros seemed to be pointing fingers per se on the sideline and probably fell out of favor with team mates. I think he was shell shocked. Whether he can recover we'll see this season.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Bond on April 01, 2018, 04:49:13 PM
Call yourself a Bomber fan but all you do is talk about the riders...

I?m talking about the Riders because for some reason theyre the major point of discussion right now.  4 of the busiest threads are about Rod Pedersen, a guy who the Riders recently cut, Duron Carter, & Power rankings where everyone is whining because many have the Riders listed above the Bombers in rankings released thus far.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: TBURGESS on April 01, 2018, 04:53:43 PM
I too think that Collaros is done, but Bridge won games when Glenn was pulled and I expect to see him win some when Collaros can't get the job done.

IMO:

Edmonton should be better because they won't have as may injuries as last year.
Calgary won't be as good to start the season, but should get there by the end of the year.
Winnipeg lost more than it gained in the off season and we would have been playing in Edmonton last year if it wasn't for the magical 90 seconds against Montreal earlier in the season.
Riders could surprise me, but I think they'll be 4th or 5th.
Lions are in rebuild mode. If Jennings can bounce back, and I think he can, they'll surprise a lot of folks, but I still don't see them in the top 3.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Bond on April 01, 2018, 05:03:00 PM
I think the Riders and Franklin would have been a better fit.  If Collaros craps the bed, like I expect he will, their season is over.  Bridge is not ready to start games in the CFL. 

Bridge has a 2-0 record as a starting QB, 12-5 TD to INT ratio, & a career 105.1 QB rating.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Chris1982 on April 01, 2018, 05:05:33 PM
I?m talking about the Riders because for some reason theyre the major point of discussion right now.  4 of the busiest threads are about Rod Pedersen, a guy who the Riders recently cut, Duron Carter, & Power rankings where everyone is whining because many have the Riders listed above the Bombers in rankings released thus far.

I think most people would rather talk about anything besides the Riders.  Start a thread on what you are eating for Easter dinner, and it will get more replies than Riders news.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: gbill2004 on April 01, 2018, 05:13:21 PM
Bridge has a 2-0 record as a starting QB, 12-5 TD to INT ratio, & a career 105.1 QB rating.
I don?t care what his limited sample size stats say. Watch him play and you can see he?s not a starting caliber QB. Maybe one day, but not yet.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: TecnoGenius on April 02, 2018, 02:51:17 AM
I too think that Collaros is done, but Bridge won games when Glenn was pulled and I expect to see him win some when Collaros can't get the job done.

You said it.  Collaros will be the shortest-leashed QB in the league (followed by Jennings), partly because of him and partly because of his jumpy coach.  I bet we see Collaros sidelined in game 1, at least for 3 series, probably more.

Edmonton should be better because they won't have as may injuries as last year.

They are hoping!  Some people thought '17 injury pile might be training/coaching... if that's true, and they didn't fix it, could be another injury-laden year for EDM.


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: Chris1982 on April 02, 2018, 09:10:48 AM
Not that it really matters or makes any difference, but an interesting stat I just learned, Brandon Bridge is the first Canadian QB to throw 3 TDs in a game since 1984. 


Title: Re: Off season Power Rankings
Post by: bluebeard on April 02, 2018, 02:41:04 PM
Bridge has a 2-0 record as a starting QB, 12-5 TD to INT ratio, & a career 105.1 QB rating.

Wow..........I have always liked Bridge but never really looked at his stats.  The one thing that I don't like about him is his leaving the pocket and scrambling too soon.  He has a strong arm and physical measurements.  Now, is his scrambling, a product of his college coaching or his inability of his being unable to read defenses.  Not sure.  One thing that I do know about Chris Jones is that he will go to Bridge if he feels that Collaros does not get the job done.