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Title: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: ModAdmin on May 04, 2019, 03:50:03 AM
Interview with Brady Oliveira

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/03/brady-oliveira-press-conference/


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Pigskin on May 04, 2019, 02:43:58 PM
Very good interview. Seems like a smart kid.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: pjrocksmb on May 04, 2019, 09:21:27 PM
Can't wait for him to develop and contribute to this ball club

Mr Harris will teach him how to be a pro and how to play ball

LETS GO BOMBERS


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2019, 10:36:29 PM
Personality aside he has the right style of play to be able to contribute in 2019. I like this signing.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Doublezero on May 05, 2019, 09:10:50 PM
Guess he'll have to beat out Johnny Augustine for the #2 Canuck tailback role. Or does the addition of Oliveira make Augustine expendable and/or trade bait? Kienan Lafrance had 137 total carry yds and 64 yds receiving plus 3 kickoff returns in that role (16 games) last year. Augustine also dressed for 9 games last year and had a 7.3 yd av carry - compared to Lafrance who averaged just 4 yds per carry. I actually thought Augustine hit the hole hard and fast and looked pretty good in limited game reps. If I recall he tore one nice long TD. There was speculation in that press conf that they might line up with a twin tailback formation occasionally with Harris plus one of either Augustine or Oliveira just for a different look and options.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: blue_or_die on May 05, 2019, 09:13:21 PM
Love it. Just love it.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Blue In BC on May 05, 2019, 09:42:18 PM
I like Augustine as well. How this works out exactly we'll see. There could be different roles for both. It may take Oliveria is bit longer to adjust to the CFL and the playbook. He may start the season on the 1 game IR as he adapts.



Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: theaardvark on May 05, 2019, 10:23:33 PM
Personality aside he has the right style of play to be able to contribute in 2019. I like this signing.

Has he signed yet?  Have any of our picks?


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: PurpleReign on May 05, 2019, 11:02:51 PM
Augustine at the moment is a better back than Oliveira imo. Augustine is fast and shifty and Brady is power.  It  will take time for Brady to develop, maybe contribute in 2020. Can be used on specials at first.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on May 06, 2019, 01:05:25 AM
I don't know how Walters is going to handle the Augustine/Oliveira situation or the glut of Natl. OL he has accrued but I think it is fair to assume new comers will not immediately supplant players who have paid their dues in the pecking order without first outperforming them on the field. 

Augustine spent a good chunk of last season on the P.R., he's done everything asked of him and performed very well when given the chance, it doesn't seem right to cut him just because the "new kid" happens to be a vivacious local product.  Now that Jones has left the CFL maybe they can trust that other teams will respect the notion that the P.R. is off limits and give Oliveira the chance to learn and develop as the #3.  I don't believe there were any reported thefts from the P.R. lists across the league last season, so that's encouraging.





Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: PurpleReign on May 06, 2019, 02:22:16 AM
I don't know how Walters is going to handle the Augustine/Oliveira situation or the glut of Natl. OL he has accrued but I think it is fair to assume new comers will not immediately supplant players who have paid their dues in the pecking order without first outperforming them on the field. 

Augustine spent a good chunk of last season on the P.R., he's done everything asked of him and performed very well when given the chance, it doesn't seem right to cut him just because the "new kid" happens to be a vivacious local product.  Now that Jones has left the CFL maybe they can trust that other teams will respect the notion that the P.R. is off limits and give Oliveira the chance to learn and develop as the #3.  I don't believe there were any reported thefts from the P.R. lists across the league last season, so that's encouraging.


Bomber management will do what they want to do.  2 years ago they cut Rupert Butcher from Western that was outplaying Faith Ekakitie in training camp . Don't be surprised with what happens to Augustine.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: GCn19 on May 06, 2019, 11:02:19 AM
Bomber management will do what they want to do.  2 years ago they cut Rupert Butcher from Western that was outplaying Faith Ekakitie in training camp . Don't be surprised with what happens to Augustine.

Agreed. Like it or not, in pro sports, teams will favor their draft picks when all else is even. Look at the NFL, they often keep rookie draft picks that have been outperformed by UDFAs. Bottom line is that their reputations take a hit every time a draft pick doesn't pan out as planned and they spend a lot of time looking at tape before they draft. That usually leads them to believe in their draft process. Ekakitie was a bust, but overall the Bombers have drafted well so if they decide to keep Oliveira over Augustine I can live with that.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: blue_or_die on May 06, 2019, 12:20:30 PM
The love that Augustine gets on this board just blows my mind.

He has impressed and showed promise in very limited time. That's it.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Jesse on May 06, 2019, 12:48:25 PM
The love that Augustine gets on this board just blows my mind.

He has impressed and showed promise in very limited time. That's it.

Walters also said that everyone needs to slow their roll on Oliveira. He's a second round draft pick and needs to earn his place on the field. He's likely a ST'r before anything else.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: booch on May 06, 2019, 01:03:15 PM
depending on how they work their special teams units both could be rostered..technically all John Rush was last year was a fullback..saw no defensive reps, only teams and some offense time..so Oliveira could step into that role and give us more use, and Augustine is in Lafrances role..


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Blue In BC on May 06, 2019, 01:41:52 PM
depending on how they work their special teams units both could be rostered..technically all John Rush was last year was a fullback..saw no defensive reps, only teams and some offense time..so Oliveira could step into that role and give us more use, and Augustine is in Lafrances role..

Very true. I think we'll keep both. Whether they end up on the AR or 1 goes / alternates on 1 game IR might be a question.

I think both will offer similar but also different skill sets that will be valued.


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: 66 Chevelle on May 06, 2019, 02:44:42 PM
The love that Augustine gets on this board just blows my mind.

He has impressed and showed promise in very limited time. That's it.

seriously? come on, you know why...


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: theaardvark on May 06, 2019, 02:50:03 PM
The love that Augustine gets on this board just blows my mind.

He has impressed and showed promise in very limited time. That's it.

LaFrance has enhanced his career out of one snow game...  we always hope that players live up to their testing, perceived potential, or can recapture lighting in a bottle...  nothing wrong with that, part of the game...


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on May 06, 2019, 02:51:55 PM
Agreed. Like it or not, in pro sports, teams will favor their draft picks when all else is even. Look at the NFL, they often keep rookie draft picks that have been outperformed by UDFAs. Bottom line is that their reputations take a hit every time a draft pick doesn't pan out as planned and they spend a lot of time looking at tape before they draft. That usually leads them to believe in their draft process. Ekakitie was a bust, but overall the Bombers have drafted well so if they decide to keep Oliveira over Augustine I can live with that.

Yah, I'm glad the team can openly admit draft day mistakes and move on from early round picks who don't pan out within a reasonable time-frame.  It's nice to give them at least a year to acclimatize and show their value head-to-head, but sooner or later they have to recalculate when lower ranked prospects climb over them on the depth chart.  Recently un-drafted Cody Speller displaced highly ranked Qadr Spooner on the O-line chart, hopefully the days of giving Addison Richards 3 years to develop without ever having to wash his game day jersey are gone.



Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: theaardvark on May 06, 2019, 03:23:32 PM
Yah, I'm glad the team can openly admit draft day mistakes and move on from early round picks who don't pan out within a reasonable time-frame.  It's nice to give them at least a year to acclimatize and show their value head-to-head, but sooner or later they have to recalculate when lower ranked prospects climb over them on the depth chart.  Recently un-drafted Cody Speller displaced highly ranked Qadr Spooner on the O-line chart, hopefully the days of giving Addison Richards 3 years to develop without ever having to wash his game day jersey are gone.



Richards was a 6'4 receiver with upside taken in the second round...  I don't really think that compares to some of the "missed picks" out there...


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: blue_or_die on May 06, 2019, 03:36:54 PM
Walters also said that everyone needs to slow their roll on Oliveira. He's a second round draft pick and needs to earn his place on the field. He's likely a ST'r before anything else.


Absolutely he will be, and there's no need to rush him. My comment wasn't intended to imply that Oliveira will obviously displace Augustine, it was an aside that the guy gets a lot of love around here, considering...

seriously? come on, you know why...

I'm not actually sure what you're getting at. Do you mean because he's Canadian? Yeah, that probably plays a role. Undrafted Canadian guy wins backup job and does a pretty good job in that role. It's a nice story.

LaFrance has enhanced his career out of one snow game...  we always hope that players live up to their testing, perceived potential, or can recapture lighting in a bottle...  nothing wrong with that, part of the game...

...But everyone made fun of how LaFrance became a commodity after one good snow game. I wouldn't say it's a good thing to build hype out of a small heap of reps. Actually...that's some vintage Aards right there, lol ;)

I obviously want them all to do well...


Title: Re: Interview with Brady Oliveira
Post by: 66 Chevelle on May 13, 2019, 03:24:12 PM
Absolutely he will be, and there's no need to rush him. My comment wasn't intended to imply that Oliveira will obviously displace Augustine, it was an aside that the guy gets a lot of love around here, considering...

I'm not actually sure what you're getting at. Do you mean because he's Canadian? Yeah, that probably plays a role. Undrafted Canadian guy wins backup job and does a pretty good job in that role. It's a nice story.

...But everyone made fun of how LaFrance became a commodity after one good snow game. I wouldn't say it's a good thing to build hype out of a small heap of reps. Actually...that's some vintage Aards right there, lol ;)

I obviously want them all to do well...

blue_or_die, my apologies, after your response and me reading my original comment it, my original reply, sounded more than just a little snarky, which wasn't my intent... again, my apologies...