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Title: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Tiger on June 11, 2019, 12:59:44 AM
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/10/bombers-evaluating-winnipeg-native-rb-rec-anthony-coombs/

Wow! Quite the Canadian receiver line up already


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: kkc60 on June 11, 2019, 01:07:17 AM
Unnecessary imo


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 11, 2019, 01:18:23 AM
Unnecessary imo

O'Shea seems to agree, he said Coombs is very similar to Demski and would only be brought in as his backup, so he sees no point. 


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: kkc60 on June 11, 2019, 01:55:01 AM
O'Shea seems to agree, he said Coombs is very similar to Demski and would only be brought in as his backup, so he sees no point. 
Exactly. We cut Simonise cuz we couldn't keep 4 Canadian recs. We would just be messing up Petermanns development if we pushed him down to 4th, aka little to no playing time


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: New_Earth_Mud on June 11, 2019, 02:01:40 AM
Exactly. We cut Simonise cuz we couldn't keep 4 Canadian recs. We would just be messing up Petermanns development if we pushed him down to 4th, aka little to no playing time

Its nice to be in this position  lol


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: kkc60 on June 11, 2019, 02:21:14 AM
Its nice to be in this position  lol

Yeah, as long as we don't screw the pooch


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Tehedra on June 11, 2019, 03:09:42 AM
Agreed if we cut RS then why would we go for AC?  It just doesn't add up.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: dd on June 11, 2019, 03:40:44 AM
It doesn?t and we won?t go after him. If he wasn?t a local player, this wouldn?t have even come up.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: BLUEBOMBER on June 11, 2019, 06:09:58 AM
We should have played Petermann more.. liked to see him bulldoze people over.  Demski better show up more in games or he should be gone imo.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: 123James321 on June 11, 2019, 09:53:12 AM
I hope we bringnhim in at a reasomable cost for depth


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on June 11, 2019, 10:24:24 AM
IMO the potential is there for injury insurance...We have Demski and Woli who will start, we have Petermann to back-up IF Demski and Wloi or Petermann get knicked we would need another CDN receiver or we would be required to adjust the ratio.

If the cost was suitable and we could fit him on the roster somewhere (IE as an injury replacement potentailly offsetting his SMS), it could be a very smart insurance move.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: the paw on June 11, 2019, 11:49:42 AM
Agreed if we cut RS then why would we go for AC?  It just doesn't add up.

Because Simonise lacks the focus to translate his great physical potential into actual production.  He may turn into a player as he matures, but that?s a couple of years out, after his first contract plays out.

Coombs has durability concerns, but if he dresses, he can be productive.  If the price is right, we can roster 4 Cdn receivers, we did it all last year.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: TBURGESS on June 11, 2019, 12:23:06 PM
The story seems to be based on Walters presser yesterday. He was specifically asked about Coombs and he just said that he was on a list of players they could look at. He didn't say they were specifically looking a Coombs.

My take... we don't need him. He's an injury problem. Only look at him if he's still available if Demski gets injured. I expect a couple of other teams might be looking for NI help right away tho, so I don't see it happening.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: theaardvark on June 11, 2019, 02:05:39 PM
Because Simonise lacks the focus to translate his great physical potential into actual production.  He may turn into a player as he matures, but that?s a couple of years out, after his first contract plays out.

Sounds like the perfect fit to put in with DC... should be an interesting season for Jackson and Howell... Nik Lewis might be the deciding factor in keeping them under control...


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: GCn19 on June 11, 2019, 02:36:38 PM
The story seems to be based on Walters presser yesterday. He was specifically asked about Coombs and he just said that he was on a list of players they could look at. He didn't say they were specifically looking a Coombs.

My take... we don't need him. He's an injury problem. Only look at him if he's still available if Demski gets injured. I expect a couple of other teams might be looking for NI help right away tho, so I don't see it happening.

I agree. I think that the Bomber's interest in Coombs has been overstated by many. I imagine that Walters may make a lowball offer just to see, but there is little significant interest. The guy is injured all the time.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: theaardvark on June 11, 2019, 03:09:36 PM
I think we keep Coombs on the radar and the rolodex, in case of injury.  No need for a PR spot, or an AR spot at this time.  Let him work on getting 100% healthy and save practice wear and tear...  If he returns to Winnipeg as his home base, it is easy enough to stay in the loop...


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 03:20:39 PM
We had 4 Canadian receivers on the game day AR all of last season. I have no problem with doing that if it continues to make sense. Whether that's adding Coombs, Schrot or any other receiver available.

The 2019 decisions were to keep many of the 2019 draft choices on the AR. Although the current roster is over limit and will change this week. Who moves where or why remains to be seen with possible injury decisions.

So signing another Canadian comes at the expense of another active player. That would seem to be among the new Canadian DB group.

Simonise wasn't valuable on ST's while 1 of the DB's might add more ST value and depth in the secondary.

While I don't see Coombs as necessary and likely a higher premium than the lower 2019 draft choices, I'm OK with whichever way they go.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: kkc60 on June 11, 2019, 03:36:25 PM
We had 4 Canadian receivers on the game day AR all of last season. I have no problem with doing that if it continues to make sense. Whether that's adding Coombs, Schrot or any other receiver available.

The 2019 decisions were to keep many of the 2019 draft choices on the AR. Although the current roster is over limit and will change this week. Who moves where or why remains to be seen with possible injury decisions.

So signing another Canadian comes at the expense of another active player. That would seem to be among the new Canadian DB group.

Simonise wasn't valuable on ST's while 1 of the DB's might add more ST value and depth in the secondary.

While I don't see Coombs as necessary and likely a higher premium than the lower 2019 draft choices, I'm OK with whichever way they go.
Schrot could be a guy whose number we keep incase an injury happens.

As for Simonise, he did block a punt last year so he had a little STs value.

I think Exum? could be gone soonish. He has a year of eligibility I believe. I'm pretty sure Griffiths might too. He could be another guy who opens a PR spot, if I'm correct


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 03:48:08 PM
Schrot could be a guy whose number we keep incase an injury happens.

As for Simonise, he did block a punt last year so he had a little STs value.

I think Exum? could be gone soonish. He has a year of eligibility I believe. I'm pretty sure Griffiths might too. He could be another guy who opens a PR spot, if I'm correct

Players with eligibility would answer some of the current excess on the roster, Usually that's decided by cut down day. So maybe they earned an actual roster spot.

I somewhat expected Schrot on the PR. Simonise being cut saved $75K reportedly and Schrot on PR still would give us an available injury replacement. Didn't happen, at least not yet. Coombs not likely to accept a PR spot.

Simonise made 4 receptions on offense as well and 1 ST tackle. So sure, he had some impact, just not worth $75K apparently.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 11, 2019, 04:14:16 PM
Schrot could be a guy whose number we keep incase an injury happens.

As for Simonise, he did block a punt last year so he had a little STs value.

I think Exum? could be gone soonish. He has a year of eligibility I believe. I'm pretty sure Griffiths might too. He could be another guy who opens a PR spot, if I'm correct

I think if these two players were going back to school that would have been done already, it appears they're here to stay.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 04:25:20 PM
I think if these two players were going back to school that would have been done already, it appears they're here to stay.


Griffiths is already on the PR. It's not impossible that Exume ( AR ) gets moved there as well which is more common for lower round draft picks.

Hallett ( PR?), Kongbo ( IR? ) are still in question. Once actual injuries are determined that will either open or close game 1 roster spots for a few players.

The fact all of these 2019 draft choices are still here is a good indication that they are keepers.



Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Pigskin on June 11, 2019, 04:47:42 PM
Sounds like it wasn't the 75K. Sounds like Simonise didn't want to sit on the PR. Maybe he would rather sit at home in BC on the PR.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 04:49:55 PM
Sounds like it wasn't the 75K. Sounds like Simonise didn't want to sit on the PR. Maybe he would rather sit at home in BC on the PR.

He wouldn't get $75K on the PR. Whether he actually makes the BC game day AR we'll see. However PR in Vancouver might be a better option for him with lower costs if he lives at home.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: 66 Chevelle on June 11, 2019, 04:50:47 PM
instead of picking up someone like Combs and taking up a spot for someone we hope we never have to use... why not run a 2 back set or Augustine/Oliverira out of the slot in more of a hybrid position that could more on run type of plays as opposed to passing... 

surely Lapo could come up with some interesting formations and plays that could really upset the flow of a defense...  not to mention help move the needle further on getting these 2 backs some game experience in a role that wouldn't put undue pressure on them to be able to do what Harris does in the event he went down...


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Pigskin on June 11, 2019, 04:53:40 PM
I think the bomber are well aware of Coombs injury history. He has probably missed more games then he has played. If Demski, Harris, got injured I could see us picking up a guy like Coombs.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Pigskin on June 11, 2019, 04:55:42 PM
I like that Chevy.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 04:58:05 PM
instead of picking up someone like Combs and taking up a spot for someone we hope we never have to use... why not run a 2 back set or Augustine/Oliverira out of the slot in more of a hybrid position that could more on run type of plays as opposed to passing... 

surely Lapo could come up with some interesting formations and plays that could really upset the flow of a defense...  not to mention help move the needle further on getting these 2 backs some game experience in a role that wouldn't put undue pressure on them to be able to do what Harris does in the event he went down...

We may do that with Oliveria who's already on the AR. Augustine isn't on the AR and may need more time to develop. At the moment he might be less valuable on ST's and as a 3rd choice compared to a DB for example.

Coombs has real game experience. Cost aside, he'd be a better option in a back up capacity and probably even on ST's.

Either way for any new player added to AR someone needs to come off. Often that's decided week to week depending on injuries and who is best option to add that week. It's not always directly a specific position to position change.

IE: If Thomas is injured I'd expect Griffiths to be activated. If Janke is injured it could be anyone on the PR.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Pigskin on June 11, 2019, 05:02:20 PM
I think MOS put the Coombs talk to bed last night.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: 66 Chevelle on June 11, 2019, 05:02:33 PM
I was speaking as to what to do in the event of one of our national receivers getting injured, not necessarily a full time 4th national receiver position... not to say that this wouldn't be a good option to give Dempski or Woli a breather during a game though...


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 05:05:22 PM
I was speaking as to what to do in the event of one of our national receivers getting injured, not necessarily a full time 4th national receiver position... not to say that this wouldn't be a good option to give Dempski or Woli a breather during a game though...

Roster size comes into play. We could have just as easily retained Schrot on the PR. Can't keep everybody we might want to.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: kkc60 on June 11, 2019, 05:07:04 PM
I think if these two players were going back to school that would have been done already, it appears they're here to stay.
No. Firlotte spent some time on the PR and then went back to Queens.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: 66 Chevelle on June 11, 2019, 05:17:14 PM
Roster size comes into play. We could have just as easily retained Schrot on the PR. Can't keep everybody we might want to.

but if you're moving a guy to the 1 game or 6 game injured roster, which is what I was talking about, it has no impact on the any of the roster current day... again, my suggestion was a plan as to how to accommodate an injury with the current projected roster and players, not having to make a decision to cut someone today and adding someone for 'just in case'...

Combs obviously doesn't bring enough to the conversation to currently displace a player, a player that in all likelihood will be needed for game time substitutions, etc...


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 05:26:28 PM
but if you're moving a guy to the 1 game or 6 game injured roster, which is what I was talking about, it has no impact on the any of the roster current day... again, my suggestion was a plan as to how to accommodate an injury with the current projected roster and players, not having to make a decision to cut someone today and adding someone for 'just in case'...

Combs obviously doesn't bring enough to the conversation to currently displace a player, a player that in all likelihood will be needed for game time substitutions, etc...

I don't know if I agree with that.  He's played 53 games. We had 4 receivers all of last year. Can we say that Nick Hallett adds more importance on the roster than adding Coombs as an example?

In reality Hallett might still not make the game day AR. But I could ask the same question about Janke or Lalama as the new Canadians on the AR today.

SMS and injury aside, which player would see the field more on ST's or in rotation with the starters?

No I'm not in favor of adding Coombs but that's really because of the SMS hit, not because he might not be better than a current newbie.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 11, 2019, 05:45:59 PM
I think MOS put the Coombs talk to bed last night.

True, but Walters mentioned they're looking closely at other teams cuts.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: booch on June 11, 2019, 05:50:18 PM
I would bring in Osie-Kusie whom Montreal cut...uber athlete..greta measurables just needs to refine the hands


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: GCn19 on June 11, 2019, 06:01:55 PM
True, but Walters mentioned they're looking closely at other teams cuts.

He likely is combing over a pile of other teams cuts to see if there are upgrades to be had. However, his body language when asked about Coombs screamed not interested, even if the polite response was not to say so.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Blue In BC on June 11, 2019, 06:45:59 PM
I would bring in Osie-Kusie whom Montreal cut...uber athlete..greta measurables just needs to refine the hands

Yes, he'd be worth taking a look at. A few other 2019 draft choices are free agents at the moment.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: RebusRankin on June 11, 2019, 08:58:05 PM
Dondre Wright interests me.

Oh and what is up with Chris Ackie?


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: True Blue on June 11, 2019, 09:30:04 PM
Dondre Wright interests me.

Oh and what is up with Chris Ackie?

That's a good question.  Did very well last year.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: kkc60 on June 11, 2019, 09:41:14 PM
I would bring in Osie-Kusie whom Montreal cut...uber athlete..greta measurables just needs to refine the hands
Pretty sure hes going back to school


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: TheHypnotoad on June 12, 2019, 12:08:01 AM
Walter would be dumb not to sign Coombs. Dynamic payer in when in the kinda role we could give him. It's foolish not to have a 2 backups for our 2 cdn receive rs


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Tiger on June 12, 2019, 03:46:36 AM
Walters and the Bombers have done well with Canadian talent.  I assume they will make a good decision based on track record.  It is the us talent where sometimes we have a blind spot.


Title: Re: Bombers looking at Anthony Combs
Post by: Pigskin on June 12, 2019, 03:58:46 AM
If the bombers signed him he would be fresh as he only played 12 games in the last two years.