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Title: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: ModAdmin on October 24, 2019, 02:26:07 PM
Round 3 with Calgary.  Zach Collaros to start at QB with Streveler out for this game.  Should be interesting on several fronts.


In for the Bombers:  36 Maston, 16 Jones,, 18 Knight
Out for the Bombers:  39 Rios, 22 Fenner, 17 Streveler

Blue Bombers' Depth Chart

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Calgary's Depth Chart

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Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: ModAdmin on October 24, 2019, 04:19:31 PM
CFL Headlines
@CFL_Headlines
Stamps? Law, Williams out against Bombers: The Calgary Stampeders have placed linebacker Cordarro Law and running back Terry Williams on the one-game injured list ahead of the team?s game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on October 24, 2019, 04:40:02 PM
CFL Headlines
@CFL_Headlines
Stamps? Law, Williams out against Bombers: The Calgary Stampeders have placed linebacker Cordarro Law and running back Terry Williams on the one-game injured list ahead of the team?s game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday.

Cordarro Law is a DE not a LB.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on October 24, 2019, 04:43:23 PM
A number of challenges with Streveler out. Our short yardage won't be automatic. We need to find a new field goal holder which sucks.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 24, 2019, 04:52:55 PM
I am not to worried about our short yardage, McGuire can take care of that. But holding for Medlock mite be an issue. Where is WD7 when you need him.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Stretch on October 24, 2019, 05:16:05 PM
A number of challenges with Streveler out. Our short yardage won't be automatic. We need to find a new field goal holder which sucks.

Why do I remember McGuire doing that early this season? I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on October 24, 2019, 05:25:33 PM
I am not to worried about our short yardage, McGuire can take care of that. But holding for Medlock mite be an issue. Where is WD7 when you need him.

Cutting Brian Bennett comes back to haunt them, he offered so much more utility than McGuire does.  He could run well, he had a good arm and could throw with accuracy, he earned Medlock's approval as a holder and added a threat in fake FG situations, he played ST and made some smashing tackles.  He was athletic enough that he probably could have played receiver in a pinch.  He did everything asked of him and they still decided to cut him for rookie McGuire, who touched the field only one time after Medlock fired him as his holder early in the season for screwing up holds.

Didn't understand the decision then, don't understand it now.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 24, 2019, 05:26:21 PM
Excited about Maston back, interesting to see Fenner pulled this game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 24, 2019, 05:30:01 PM
Cutting Brian Bennett comes back to haunt them, he offered so much more utility than McGuire does.  He could run well, he had a good arm and could throw with accuracy, he earned Medlock's approval as a holder and added a threat in fake FG situations, he played ST and made some smashing tackles.  He was athletic enough that he probably could have played receiver in a pinch.  He did everything asked of him and they still decided to cut him for rookie McGuire, who touched the field only one time after Medlock fired him as his holder early in the season for screwing up holds.

Didn't understand the decision then, don't understand it now.

It's simple, the BB view the 3rd string QB as a development spot. A couple years in, if Bennett wasn't going to be good enough to pass Strev on the depth chart, then they wanted to try and find someone who, in their opinion, might have a higher ceiling.

Cut the crap. Bennett is a complete unknown in real regular season games AS A QB. No way he could cut it as a receiver, and wasn't worth keeping solely for special teams.

Sk has won a single game this year thanks to having him on the roster. 


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 24, 2019, 05:51:14 PM
Bennett has never really received his chance. Last year he had great value for us. I didn't like that move, and now Mcguire doesn't even play.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on October 24, 2019, 05:53:49 PM
Bennett has never really received his chance. Last year he had great value for us. I didn't like that move, and now Mcguire doesn't even play.

I agree he never really got a solid chance but the fact that they had him covering kicks tells you what they thought of his value as a QB.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 24, 2019, 05:55:13 PM
I think Edmonton started that with one of there QB's.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on October 24, 2019, 05:55:21 PM
It's simple, the BB view the 3rd string QB as a development spot. A couple years in, if Bennett wasn't going to be good enough to pass Strev on the depth chart, then they wanted to try and find someone who, in their opinion, might have a higher ceiling.

Cut the crap. Bennett is a complete unknown in real regular season games AS A QB. No way he could cut it as a receiver, and wasn't worth keeping solely for special teams.

Sk has won a single game this year thanks to having him on the roster. 

LOL this makes me laugh, the Bombers have about as much intention of systematically exploring McGuire's "ceiling" as they did with Dom Davis or the dozens of other QB's that have walked through their dressing room doors in the past decade and disappeared shortly afterwards into the ether.  Being the 3rd string QB for the Bombers is kind of like being a cashier at 7-11, they may tell you that you are in line to become store manager but they offer no courses or training to do so, it's learning by osmosis.  They know you'll eventually quit anyway.  :D


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: The Zipp on October 24, 2019, 05:57:33 PM
I agree he never really got a solid chance but the fact that they had him covering kicks tells you what they thought of his value as a QB.

Throws a great looking ball....can he function as a QB - no idea but love watching him throw. 


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 24, 2019, 06:54:12 PM
Cutting Brian Bennett comes back to haunt them, he offered so much more utility than McGuire does.  He could run well, he had a good arm and could throw with accuracy, he earned Medlock's approval as a holder and added a threat in fake FG situations, he played ST and made some smashing tackles.  He was athletic enough that he probably could have played receiver in a pinch.  He did everything asked of him and they still decided to cut him for rookie McGuire, who touched the field only one time after Medlock fired him as his holder early in the season for screwing up holds.

Didn't understand the decision then, don't understand it now.

We have one QB who is a utility-type player. We didn't need 2 on the roster.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: trapper on October 24, 2019, 07:02:32 PM
I am not to worried about our short yardage, McGuire can take care of that. But holding for Medlock mite be an issue. Where is WD7 when you need him.

A little surprised Strev wasn't kept as #3 QB for holding purposes.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 24, 2019, 07:12:52 PM
He would look pretty funny coming out on the field with crutches or a walking boot.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 24, 2019, 07:21:29 PM
It must be that Rios is not injured if they moved him to the PR instead of IR. Effectively this is a demotion for this week at least.

Maston is a little bigger and more experienced to play at SAM and he seemed to be a pretty good cover guy. Hopefully this works out in our favor.



Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Jesse on October 24, 2019, 07:29:32 PM
It must be that Rios is not injured if they moved him to the PR instead of IR. Effectively this is a demotion for this week at least.

Maston is a little bigger and more experienced to play at SAM and he seemed to be a pretty good cover guy. Hopefully this works out in our favor.



Rios was really taken advantage of last week, this isn't a huge shock.

It seems we've had a lot of rotation in our secondary this season.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 24, 2019, 07:32:10 PM
LOL this makes me laugh, the Bombers have about as much intention of systematically exploring McGuire's "ceiling" as they did with Dom Davis or the dozens of other QB's that have walked through their dressing room doors in the past decade and disappeared shortly afterwards into the ether.  Being the 3rd string QB for the Bombers is kind of like being a cashier at 7-11, they may tell you that you are in line to become store manager but they offer no courses or training to do so, it's learning by osmosis.  They know you'll eventually quit anyway.  :D


I'm not sure what's hilarious, Dom Davis got a shot here to start a couple games and wasn't good enough. Has he done anything in Ottawa to change your mind? Umm... no. Seems to me like Strev was developed to a starter here, and there's no reason to think McGuire can't do the same.

There isn't a team in the league who does that well on a consistent basis. Masoli, Strev & BLM are the only 3 starters developed by their own team from start to finish (yes we know who the worst of that bunch is).


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 24, 2019, 07:47:20 PM
Rios was really taken advantage of last week, this isn't a huge shock.

It seems we've had a lot of rotation in our secondary this season.

I guess I'm not surprised in the demotion. OTOH with one game left I would have thought they'd 1 game IR him unless they've already decided he's not part of the 2020 TC plan.

Since he's only on an ELC this wasn't a huge financial decision. Of course he can be re-signed after the season but in theory he's a free agent as soon as the day after the WSF.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 24, 2019, 07:49:41 PM

I'm not sure what's hilarious, Dom Davis got a shot here to start a couple games and wasn't good enough. Has he done anything in Ottawa to change your mind? Umm... no. Seems to me like Strev was developed to a starter here, and there's no reason to think McGuire can't do the same.

There isn't a team in the league who does that well on a consistent basis. Masoli, Strev & BLM are the only 3 starters developed by their own team from start to finish (yes we know who the worst of that bunch is).

I don't believe this for a second. Streveler was developed to run short yardage and to run a few weird plays to catch defenses off guard. He's done very well at both. Most of his development as a starter seems to have happened after he actually became the starter.

Masoli is not a Hamilton original. I know plenty of people in Edmonton who are very disappointed that he got away.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Jesse on October 24, 2019, 08:01:19 PM
I don't believe this for a second. Streveler was developed to run short yardage and to run a few weird plays to catch defenses off guard. He's done very well at both. Most of his development as a starter seems to have happened after he actually became the starter.

Masoli is not a Hamilton original. I know plenty of people in Edmonton who are very disappointed that he got away.

Edmonton did have him for a year, but he was entirely developed by Hamilton.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: gobombersgo on October 24, 2019, 08:10:57 PM
Why do I remember McGuire doing that early this season? I could be wrong.
He did. But I believe they switched to Strevy after Medlock missed a couple of field goals in one of the games.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Stats Junkie on October 24, 2019, 08:42:47 PM
McGuire was the holder for the first 4 games of the season. Medlock was 5 for 8 in those games


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 24, 2019, 10:26:46 PM
Cutting Brian Bennett comes back to haunt them, he offered so much more utility than McGuire does.  He could run well, he had a good arm and could throw with accuracy, he earned Medlock's approval as a holder and added a threat in fake FG situations, he played ST and made some smashing tackles.  He was athletic enough that he probably could have played receiver in a pinch.  He did everything asked of him and they still decided to cut him for rookie McGuire, who touched the field only one time after Medlock fired him as his holder early in the season for screwing up holds.

Didn't understand the decision then, don't understand it now.

Get over it, it's done, he has moved one.  We have three QBs and I'm sure they can all get a yard LOL.  NEXT!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 24, 2019, 11:16:59 PM
The Bombers are going to fight tomorrow and it will be great.  Harris will be the beast he is.  Big Willie will get home and we will find a way to be competitive.  LETS GO BOMBERS.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:30:52 AM
To funny, pumping the tires of the bombers after picking Calgary to win.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 25, 2019, 01:47:41 AM
To funny, pumping the tires of the bombers after picking Calgary to win.

Too funny, another poster that can't separate a forum (in this case GDT) from a pickems.  How many points you got? LOL


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:50:33 AM
I sure hope the #1 D in the league shows up tomorrow.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:58:45 AM
Knight isn't the guy I want running short yardage plays.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 25, 2019, 02:10:19 AM
I don't believe this for a second. Streveler was developed to run short yardage and to run a few weird plays to catch defenses off guard. He's done very well at both. Most of his development as a starter seems to have happened after he actually became the starter.

Masoli is not a Hamilton original. I know plenty of people in Edmonton who are very disappointed that he got away.

Thanks, forgot Masoli came from there. Definitely not a start to finish Edmonton guy.

With Strev, doesn't matter how it happened, it did and he's a starter now. I personally don't care where the QB comes from, as long he's good!. Forum posters complaining about who our inexperienced 3rd string QB are,  get a an eye roll from me.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 25, 2019, 02:18:29 AM
Zach better keep an eye out for Tre Roberson who's coming back from injury!   He's likely salivating at the prospect of looking down a rusty and unproven ZC taking over the helm of the Bomber offence!!   I 🙏 for Zach!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 25, 2019, 02:42:10 AM
I sure hope the #1 D in the league shows up tomorrow.
The # 1 D i the league hasn't shown up for about 6 weeks now!!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: TecnoGenius on October 25, 2019, 05:49:05 AM
It must be that Rios is not injured if they moved him to the PR instead of IR. Effectively this is a demotion for this week at least.

Maston is a little bigger and more experienced to play at SAM and he seemed to be a pretty good cover guy. Hopefully this works out in our favor.

Rios stunk as a DB.  He's been mediocre as a SAM.  This is MOS finally acknowledging Rios is basically this year's Roc.  Remember, Rios was an injury insertion anyhow: he was always meant to be depth.  Maybe he can improve next year, or maybe we let him go.  Who knows.

Maston has proven more capable.  But moving him to SAM is yet another shuffle on our D.  It would have been nice to have had more stability at DBs + SAM this year, but injuries kind of screwed that up.

Looks like we're satisfied with the Kongbo/Thomas rotation idea to get another IMP in the secondary.  I'm just happy they finally used my idea, and it actually worked!  I think we do miss Roh though, as he's the main loser in this arrangement.  Too bad we didn't have even one superstar NAT we could start at LB/DB, but that's the way it goes I guess.  Looks like in the end we did miss Loffler... (although his injury-itis means maybe not...)


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: TecnoGenius on October 25, 2019, 06:30:11 AM
Boy, if you had told me in week 1 we'd be here at the last game of the year starting Collaros, I'd have said you were nuts.  If you told me I'd be rooting for the guy, I'd have laughed at you.

But here we are.  Starting and rooting for Collaros in blue & gold.  What an odd year!

#1 concern: do we keep him clean?  We have to do that: our OL has to have their best game of the year in pass pro!  If we can keep him untouched, Zach isn't that bad.  He seems really with it and focused, and he is capable of gunning in darts into small holes, as well as chucking it deep for our WRs to run under (unlike Strev).  Plus, he's played against CGY and BLM many times.  Good thing for Zach is CGY never really changes anything.  Look at CGY from '15 when Zach was king and it's the same darn looks and game plan in CGY.  CGY makes it easy that way.

I don't recall if Collaros ever got a ring as backup, but I know he never did as starter.  What a great way to come in and get one!  Show that you're the man Zach and we can play a wonderful and tricky platoon QB set in the playoffs.

If Zach throws up a bunch of ducks/INTs then yank him for McGuire.  What do we have to lose?

I think our D will have a much better game today, and I expect we finally get some decent pressure on BLM.  Willie better turn his switch to "on".


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: bomb squad on October 25, 2019, 12:21:03 PM
Boy, if you had told me in week 1 we'd be here at the last game of the year starting Collaros, I'd have said you were nuts.  If you told me I'd be rooting for the guy, I'd have laughed at you.

But here we are.  Starting and rooting for Collaros in blue & gold.  What an odd year!

#1 concern: do we keep him clean?  We have to do that: our OL has to have their best game of the year in pass pro!  If we can keep him untouched, Zach isn't that bad.  He seems really with it and focused, and he is capable of gunning in darts into small holes, as well as chucking it deep for our WRs to run under (unlike Strev).  Plus, he's played against CGY and BLM many times.  Good thing for Zach is CGY never really changes anything.  Look at CGY from '15 when Zach was king and it's the same darn looks and game plan in CGY.  CGY makes it easy that way.

I don't recall if Collaros ever got a ring as backup, but I know he never did as starter.  What a great way to come in and get one!  Show that you're the man Zach and we can play a wonderful and tricky platoon QB set in the playoffs.

If Zach throws up a bunch of ducks/INTs then yank him for McGuire.  What do we have to lose?

I think our D will have a much better game today, and I expect we finally get some decent pressure on BLM.  Willie better turn his switch to "on".


Odd indeed. Let me throw in too that we were hard after him in free agency 2014, but we never really had a chance because he kind of didn't want to come here. Now here he is with a chance to lead the team to a championship. I'm not expecting much to be honest, but this does have the potential to be an incredible story. If he were to light it up tonight, man this town would get fired up.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:27:07 PM
Yes, just a few short weeks ago no one want a trade for ZC8. Now he's our starting QB. Go figure.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 01:28:30 PM
Rios stunk as a DB.  He's been mediocre as a SAM.  This is MOS finally acknowledging Rios is basically this year's Roc.  Remember, Rios was an injury insertion anyhow: he was always meant to be depth.  Maybe he can improve next year, or maybe we let him go.  Who knows.

Maston has proven more capable.  But moving him to SAM is yet another shuffle on our D.  It would have been nice to have had more stability at DBs + SAM this year, but injuries kind of screwed that up.

Looks like we're satisfied with the Kongbo/Thomas rotation idea to get another IMP in the secondary.  I'm just happy they finally used my idea, and it actually worked!  I think we do miss Roh though, as he's the main loser in this arrangement.  Too bad we didn't have even one superstar NAT we could start at LB/DB, but that's the way it goes I guess.  Looks like in the end we did miss Loffler... (although his injury-itis means maybe not...)


So another season where the rookie DB's: Rios and M. Jones are essentially failures. Once again we sign CFL free agents Thomas and Maston.

I'd dispute your 2 Canadian DL rotating has worked. It was a forced decision to put in Alexander at safety.

I still don't understand why we didn't add Roh over K. Jones. He'd be more useful you'd think as a DI on defense. If he's actually injured and still not practicing after missing his now 6th game, why wasn't he put on the 6 game IR many weeks ago.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:41:58 PM
Jake Thomas stats are right up there with Richardson and Nevis. Kongbo is a 1st. year player who missed the first 6 games of the year, and all of TC. Kongbo isn't at Roh's level yet, but he is much better then having JH playing safety.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on October 25, 2019, 01:42:31 PM
Yes, just a few short weeks ago no one want a trade for ZC8. Now he's our starting QB. Go figure.
ya this week....


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:43:33 PM
True, this week.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Ridermania on October 25, 2019, 01:47:11 PM
Collaros will be the winning QB tonight and lead the Bombers into the play-offs.

Streveler will go in for short yardage situations and some running plays.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 01:57:32 PM
I just hope ZC8 can make it through the game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 02:01:43 PM
Jake Thomas stats are right up there with Richardson and Nevis. Kongbo is a 1st. year player who missed the first 6 games of the year, and all of TC. Kongbo isn't at Roh's level yet, but he is much better then having JH playing safety.

Hard to say really it's a better combination. Last week our DL couldn't get pressure and our secondary couldn't cover. In the last 2 games we've given up 61 points, 583 yards passing and 5 TD's. Another 120 yards rushing given up in those two games. Although Calgary didn't have their starting RB and used Litre.  Came away with 1 win and 1 loss.

Now we have 2 more changes with Maston and M. Jones going in at SAM and CB. Maybe those changes and home field will be the difference?


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on October 25, 2019, 02:03:24 PM
Collaros will be the winning QB tonight and lead the Bombers into the play-offs.

Streveler will go in for short yardage situations and some running plays.

It's basically pre-season for Collaros tonight except he's going up against Calgary's starters. I doubt he wins.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 02:05:41 PM
It's basically pre-season for Collaros tonight except he's going up against Calgary's starters. I doubt he wins.

The 1st goal is for him not to get injured. The 2nd goal is to play reasonably well whether we win or lose may not fall on his play alone. The 3rd goal obviously is to pull out a win regardless of how we do it to rebuild confidence.

I'd like to come away from tonight thinking we have a chance in the WSF.

Maybe he lights up the Stamps for a 4 TD passing game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 02:05:53 PM
looks like it should be around 7 or 8 at game time. Nice weather for a late October game in Manitoba.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Donny C on October 25, 2019, 02:44:13 PM
Is this the "Wear Pink Game"?


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Donny C on October 25, 2019, 02:45:54 PM
It's basically pre-season for Collaros tonight except he's going up against Calgary's starters. I doubt he wins.

I think we will see better than a "pre-season" result from him. Whether that means they win or lose, I am not sure.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BigBlueCrew on October 25, 2019, 02:54:31 PM
Not to joke about Zach's concussion history, but don't you guys think it would be a good idea for him to wear the Q Collar? There has been a lot of talk about this thing since Bighill and other players in the league started wearing it. So for a guy trying to get his career back on track you would think it might worth a shot to try.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Dodge and Burn on October 25, 2019, 02:57:11 PM
Im hoping tonight we start a magical 4 game run with ZC leading the way...


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 25, 2019, 03:01:04 PM
I am not sure biggie is still wearing his. But if it works, you would think he would try it.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Nic16 on October 25, 2019, 03:06:20 PM
Collaros will be the winning QB tonight and lead the Bombers into the play-offs.

Streveler will go in for short yardage situations and some running plays.

I know Strev is tough, but running short yardage in street clothes is asking a bit much from him don?t you think??


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Donny C on October 25, 2019, 03:07:26 PM
Im hoping tonight we start a magical 4 game run with ZC leading the way...

That would be great, but it means beating Calgary tonight. Beating Calgary again in the playoffs. Beating Saskatchewan in the playoffs, and then winning the final game.

That's a tall order.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Donny C on October 25, 2019, 03:07:58 PM
I know Strev is tough, but running short yardage in street clothes is asking a bit much from him don?t you think??

Yah, I thought the same thing. He isn't on the depth chart.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 25, 2019, 03:28:37 PM
That would be great, but it means beating Calgary tonight. Beating Calgary again in the playoffs. Beating Saskatchewan in the playoffs, and then winning the final game.

That's a tall order.

Don't forget Calgary can still finish behind in the standings with a win tonight. Unlikely?

Sure, but I honestly think it's more likely that happens, and then we win the GC. Given that or the option that we can go on the murderers row of road games and beat SK and CGY, and the beat the HammyCats in the final.



Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Donny C on October 25, 2019, 04:04:15 PM
Don't forget Calgary can still finish behind in the standings with a win tonight. Unlikely?

Sure, but I honestly think it's more likely that happens, and then we win the GC. Given that or the option that we can go on the murderers row of road games and beat SK and CGY, and the beat the HammyCats in the final.



I'm not really sure what you are saying.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 05:49:46 PM
I'm not really sure what you are saying.

Bombers can still win the season series against Calgary. It Calgary then loses to Lions we'd finish 2nd IIRC.

Technically the Riders, Stamps and Bombers could all finish tied with 11 wins. VERY, VERY, unlikely that happens.

Either way it's not impossible to win the WSF and WDF regardless of whether we win tonight or not. More difficult but possible.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 25, 2019, 06:15:08 PM
I'm not really sure what you are saying.

Like blue said. We beat Calgary, we can finish 2nd still. (BC has to beat Calgary as well)

Anything is possible in the Crazy Football League!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 06:21:29 PM
As I pointed out in the other thread, in 2017 the 8 - 10 Argos got to the Grey Cup and defeated the favored 13 - 4 - 1 Stamps.

Go figure. Anything can still happen.

Go BOMBERS.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: gobombersgo on October 25, 2019, 06:51:04 PM
Looks like Lucky will be the scratch tonight:

Lucky Whitehead  @Luck2fastt
The boys will

NOMAD   @6969Styles
Have a great game today Sir @Luck2fastt


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: catfan on October 25, 2019, 06:58:25 PM
 Catfan here!     " I'M PUMPED"  Be more postive you guys!!  The Bombers are not my #1 team

                         but I am excited to see the game. Zac is one of my favorite QBs. You have a
        
                         good running game and now a good QB. He maybe a bit rusty to start, but

                         better than what you had.

                         You are going to win this game!

                         Remember this " The W on your hat, jacket, t-shirt etc stands for WINNER.

                         So lets show some CONFIDENCE!!  

    Chow Catfan


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 07:10:13 PM
Looks like Lucky will be the scratch tonight:

Lucky Whitehead  @Luck2fastt
The boys will

NOMAD   @6969Styles
Have a great game today Sir @Luck2fastt

Whitehead needs another off season and TC but IMO he still has upside. Bailey just seems to be more polished than him as a receiver.

We don't know where the ratio goes in 2020. If we lose Wolitarsky and Petermann we might be moving towards only Demski as a starting Canadian receiver. I hope we get to keep both but that's not certain or possible changes of Canadian starters.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 25, 2019, 09:06:29 PM
Will be fun game.  Can't wait.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on October 25, 2019, 09:41:47 PM
IT will be GOLD MEMBER?s last appearance tonight so F???-ING SHOE UP for those are not basking in the clouds of BC and where ever else.

Let?s go a win!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 25, 2019, 09:45:29 PM
IT will be GOLD MEMBER?s last appearance tonight so F???-ING SHOE UP for those are not basking in the clouds of BC and where ever else.

Let?s go a win!

Actually it's a sunny day and about 10 degrees here. :)  Smuggle in a bottle of rum.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 25, 2019, 09:48:24 PM
IT will be GOLD MEMBER?s last appearance tonight so F???-ING SHOE UP for those are not basking in the clouds of BC and where ever else.

Let?s go a win!

Man you are in sunny Manitoba - here in Alberta (Calgary) we have rain/snow and winds that are projected to over 100KM per hour. I had to put on long pants!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 25, 2019, 11:06:55 PM
Actually it's a sunny day and about 10 degrees here. :)  Smuggle in a bottle of rum.
yep....16 degrees and sunny in Naramata/Penticton!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 25, 2019, 11:46:18 PM
Long drives eating time just a killer.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 25, 2019, 11:47:07 PM
D stinks.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 25, 2019, 11:48:14 PM
D stinks.

Wow that was easy! Same Same Richie Hall Defense - move on nothing new here!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: New_Earth_Mud on October 25, 2019, 11:48:48 PM
Really bad


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BlueBomber96 on October 25, 2019, 11:50:14 PM
Favourable spot for 3rd and 1. Garbage defence once again. The god awful country music heading into commercial is great too, but Glen Suitor and his love for every team that isn't Winnipeg is the best.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 25, 2019, 11:51:00 PM
Awesome coverage!! This Defense is so tough to play against. We don?t need much offense when we have a defense of this caliber.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 25, 2019, 11:52:14 PM
Calgary receivers open all over and what is with this BS off the receivers 10 yards again


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: New_Earth_Mud on October 25, 2019, 11:52:31 PM
Will be fun game.  Can't wait.





Your not a very bright person    .......    Funny as F... though


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 25, 2019, 11:52:57 PM
Pitch and catch. That is like throwing routes in practice for BLM. No pressure. Stand back there and pick a target.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 25, 2019, 11:58:19 PM
ZC already looks better passing then any of our other QB?s.
I?m predicting another 6-7 play TD drive by BLM here.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 25, 2019, 11:59:06 PM
Like what I'm  seeing with Zac. Unfortunately Hardrick screwed it up.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:01:05 AM
Wow 2 and out, I?m pleasantly shocked!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:05:24 AM
Great pitch Zac.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 12:07:26 AM
Oh my gosh, is that what a back shoulder fade pass looks like!!! Great pass Collaros!!

And he drew Calgary offside, went 6-6 and had more yards than the illustrious BML?? so this is what?s its like to have a real Qb running the show?!?


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:08:09 AM
Collaros looks great so far! No incompletions, stretching the field and accurate on every throw.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:10:17 AM
77 yards passing one quarter. That's a half for Strev.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 12:11:00 AM
Collaros looks great so far! No incompletions, stretching the field and accurate on every throw.
The receivers must be giddy with glee!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 26, 2019, 12:15:43 AM
Neufeld has to do better than just one bump on the rush


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 12:16:44 AM
Biggie misses a lot of tackles. Wow


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:21:21 AM
Suitor is an idiot. That's roughing.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 12:21:30 AM
Slide my friend


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:22:39 AM
Can someone please plaster BLM.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:23:08 AM
I cringed on that Collaros hit, Macmanus is a cocky SOB


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BlueBomber96 on October 26, 2019, 12:23:41 AM
I honestly hope Glen Suitor gets his head kicked in. "Not a late hit." Extremely late and high, no call lol. **** Calgary and their entire organization, s*** bags.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:23:46 AM
Can someone please plaster BLM.

Can?t plaster him when you can?t get near him.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 12:26:52 AM
Lapo needs to mix it up a bit. Maybe throw it on 1st down once in a while? So predictable.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 26, 2019, 12:27:08 AM
Its nice to see a real QB play without gloves


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 12:29:11 AM
Rusty throw


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 12:30:24 AM
Our db?s will not turn to see the ball


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:32:46 AM
Jones that was awful and you got lucky


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BlueBomber96 on October 26, 2019, 12:35:24 AM
So horse collars don't go called against Calgary as well, noted.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 12:37:20 AM
I cringed on that Collaros hit, Macmanus is a cocky SOB
That was a douche Simoni Lawrence type hit. You don?t have to try and kill a guy and of course the totally clueless refs don?t call the hit. Totally late, the guy had given himself up, ya I know he should have slid earlier but there?s no need to allow that type of hit to go unpunished. He was on his way down, had given himself up and you hit him late and rough, so it was by definition unncessary roughness


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:38:28 AM
Nice McGuire! Throws like a QB too.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:44:02 AM
Good mix of plays for that TD.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:51:03 AM
Why when we need defense to step up they can?t?


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 12:51:54 AM
Another march downfield surrendering in the last minute. Disgusting.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 12:53:15 AM
BLM is incredible but we have to find a way to get to him


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:53:39 AM
I would never bet on a Richie Hall defense to make a big stop at a crucial time in a game. EVER!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 12:53:49 AM
Why when we need defense to step up they can?t?
Pretty easy answer - The answer is - Richie Hall! He is the handicap the Bomber Defense has to play with each and every game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 12:54:38 AM
Pretty easy answer - The answer is - Richie Hall! He is the handicap the Bomber Defense has to play with each and every game.

And I?ll guarantee you he will be back next year!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 12:55:00 AM
I would never bet on a Richie Hall defense to make a big stop at a crucial time in a game. EVER!!

NEVER EVER NEVER - Always been that way with a Richie Hall defense. Hopefully this is his last game regular season. One and done in the playoffs and he can catch the first bus out of town.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 12:55:41 AM
MOS should have challenged the catch at the 1. Of course he did not. I thought it bounced. We had a time out available. Why not use it and get a look at the replay? Incompetent HC.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 12:57:27 AM
Why when we need defense to step up they can?t?
BLM can thread the ball through the eye of a needle and he has two premier receivers in Begleton and Rogers.  On top of that he rarely gets sacked because his O-Line is one of the best!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 01:00:28 AM
BLM can thread the ball through the eye of a needle and he has two premier receivers in Begleton and Rogers.  On top of that he rarely gets sacked because his O-Line is one of the best!!

I am be wrong be I believe the Calgary Oline is playing 3 imports. Not sure of that though. What I am sure of is whatever solution the Stamps need to protect BLM they will find it. Also find replacement talent they need etc. One guy goes down the replacement is just as good. It is called great management. Something that is very lacking with the Bombers.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 01:01:17 AM
MOS should have challenged the catch at the 1. Of course he did not. I thought it bounced. We had a time out available. Why not use it and get a look at the replay? Incompetent HC.

MOS is dead man walking - you can see it on his face.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 01:02:22 AM
MOS should have challenged the catch at the 1. Of course he did not. I thought it bounced.
MOS once again drops the ball on crucial calls....call a timeout because they're 1st and goal with 9 seconds left!?   Doug Brown called it and said it was worth the risk as the catch looked iffy.    Because they were in hurry up they didn't have time to wait for the replay.....even if he lost the challenge it gave them time to catch their breath.   He is absolutely terrible at making these type of calls!   Jeeeeeeeeeesus!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:05:47 AM
I just watched it again. It bounced. Dumb no challenge by MOS.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 01:07:56 AM
MOS should have challenged the catch at the 1. Of course he did not. I thought it bounced. We had a time out available. Why not use it and get a look at the replay? Incompetent HC.
This is the poor coaching we keep harping on. Late in the 2nd quarter , very little time on the clock, a questionable catch and you have to think twice about challenging it?!? C mon man, this is boneheaded coaching at its best/worst.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 01:11:08 AM
MOS is dead man walking - you can see it on his face.

My thoughts watching him on sideline lately is he looks like he just doesn?t care anymore and already knows his plans for next season somewhere else.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 01:16:58 AM
I think he still cares, he?s just clueless though.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:18:31 AM
Ok ZAC. Punch one in.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 01:18:59 AM
Yeah Zac!!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 01:21:06 AM
Great play and pass by Collaros. So happy for him. This is what an offense can do when you have an accurate passer. Hang on boys, we could go far this year!! In Zack we trust!!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 01:24:25 AM
Zachattack!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: ModAdmin on October 26, 2019, 01:26:03 AM
Zachattack!

Nice one!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:26:36 AM
D makes a stand.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 26, 2019, 01:27:20 AM
So does MOS put Streveler back in for the playoffs?????????????????


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 01:27:50 AM
For a Qb who hasn?t played in a year and is supposed to be ?rusty?, he looks **** good. He?s shown more poise and skill in the last 2 quarters than we ve seen in 2+ months.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:29:59 AM
Wasted play on 1st down. Come on Lapo. Move forward.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 01:30:19 AM
Adams able to break up that short throw.....


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 01:32:39 AM
Wasted play on 1st down. Come on Lapo. Move forward.
Yep hitch screen....seems like we throw at least 2 or 3 of these every game for virtually nada in terms of positive yardage!   Doug Brown agrees and would like the Bombers ditch the hitch!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 01:34:26 AM
Every receiver wide open!!?


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 01:34:51 AM
Pathetic. No pressure.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:35:27 AM
Pitch and catch time again for BLM.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 01:35:54 AM
Now why is it McManus gets a free shot at our qb and maston turns and hits their guy his BACK and we get a flag?!? Meely mouth dickenson shining like the baby he is. He wants him kicked out. Give me a break you big baby. Seemed it was ok when you hit a guy who just came off of a serious concussion. What a hypocrite!!

Theses refs are awful. If maston gets a penalty for hitting too hard so should McManus.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 01:35:56 AM
Two points!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 01:36:06 AM
I?ve never seen that!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BlueInCgy on October 26, 2019, 01:37:14 AM
Nicely done Jarion.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 01:37:27 AM
I?d like to see a fan kick Rogers in the crotch when he?s up in the stands next time!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:37:52 AM
Man, our defensive backfield is sad.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 01:38:12 AM
BLM/Rogers/Begleton = UNSTOPPABLE most of the time!  


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 26, 2019, 01:40:15 AM
Could we supply Calgary crying towels next time we play them , "HC, QB and receivers"


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:41:48 AM
Another Calgary score coming.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: WpgGuyInToronto on October 26, 2019, 01:45:05 AM
The more we play Cgy the more I hate them


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:45:57 AM
Without a pass rush, there is no hope.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 01:46:32 AM
I?m pretty sure a peewee football player could throw for 300 yards against this crap!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 01:47:38 AM
What a joke. No pressure.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 26, 2019, 01:48:58 AM
Defence just can't sustain over a stretch of time. They're the broken clock that's right twice a day. The rest of the time...yeesh.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 01:49:06 AM
337 yds passing and we haven't started the fourth.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 01:49:21 AM
I?m pretty sure a peewee football player could throw for 300 yards against this crap!

Welcome to the Richie Hall Defense Hall of Shame! Just think they will probably sign him for another 3 years and we can look forward to giving up 400 yards or so a game on going.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 01:49:53 AM
There goes the leagues #1 D breaking our hearts and backs again!!

This team is going nowhere with this brutal D


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: WpgGuyInToronto on October 26, 2019, 01:50:27 AM
Bombers can?t send pressure as we can?t cover ahh heck we can?t cover regardless


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 26, 2019, 01:50:29 AM
MOS might be better off watching this game from the film room another flag missed my him on a fumbled ball


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 01:50:39 AM
Could we supply Calgary crying towels next time we play them , "HC, QB and receivers"

Why do they need crying towels? I think I would rather give them to Richie Hall and his absolutely crappy defense.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 01:50:44 AM
We have no ball awareness in the secondary. Always chasing with the back turned. We simply cannot cover good receivers when a QB has time. Or even when he is rushed for that matter. So easy to score on.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: WpgGuyInToronto on October 26, 2019, 01:51:13 AM
MOS might be better off watching this game from the film room another flag missed my him on a fumbled ball
and the begelton catch was trapped by the ground he never challenged that either


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 01:52:16 AM
There goes the leagues #1 D breaking our hearts and backs again!!

This team is going nowhere with this brutal D

Whoever even began to think that a Richie Hall Defense is a #1 D? We all know what to expect from him. I just prey that we do not have to see him in 2020.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: WpgGuyInToronto on October 26, 2019, 01:54:25 AM
Whoever even began to think that a Richie Hall Defense is a #1 D? We all know what to expect from him. I just prey that we do not have to see him in 2020.
its painful to watch that?s for sure


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue72 on October 26, 2019, 01:54:32 AM
Could Walters bench MOS and Hall for the playoffs????


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: 55StickCar on October 26, 2019, 01:55:25 AM
 I used to look forward to the Bombers playing. Now I cant even stand to watch them. Pitiful.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 01:55:49 AM
BLM had 4 to 5 seconds in the pocket while Calgary receivers ran into the clear....he will eviscerate any defence without pressure! We only rush 3 but dropping 9 guys back isn't working either....they are simply a better team and can score from anywhere on the field....we need takeaways and aren't getting any so far.....  


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 02:00:02 AM
Wow!!!! Collaros to Adams.!!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 26, 2019, 02:00:47 AM
Adams #1 receiver on team

Nuff said


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: 55StickCar on October 26, 2019, 02:01:19 AM
Lots of changes coming in the off season.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 02:01:59 AM
I think it's obvious who the starting QB is in two weeks.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:02:02 AM
Collaros starts in 2 weeks no question. And if Streveler does, MOS is even more brain dead then I thought.

Now we wait to see BLM March the field again on this brutal defense.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: WpgGuyInToronto on October 26, 2019, 02:04:13 AM
Zach deserves to start in playoffs no question


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:04:43 AM
Adams #1 receiver on team

Nuff said

You seem to call a lot of things #1 with this team.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 02:05:28 AM
You seem to call a lot of things #1 with this team.

Except for Richie Hall Defense - that be Number 10!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:05:32 AM
There?s no discussion as to who starts in the playoffs , Collaros is light years ahead of streveler and can actually make plays and makes everyone on offense better. He?s far more mobile than nichols too. I like watching him play better than nichols and I ve only seem him last 3 quarters, 16/20 for 179 yds and throws a beautiful ball with accuracy and purpose


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:06:13 AM
You seem to call a lot of things #1 with this team.
That?s as high as he can count!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 02:06:51 AM
Collaros starts in 2 weeks no question. And if Streveler does, MOS is even more brain dead then I thought.

Now we wait to see BLM March the field again on this brutal defense.

Yeah - but miracles do happen - Maybe Hall will finally do something right - as this is his last home game and the one play off game will be his last game period for the Bombers maybe he will do something correct. Probably not but miracles do happen


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:09:41 AM
Except for Richie Hall Defense - that be Number 10!

No he has called his defense number 1 not long ago.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 02:14:25 AM
OK now we need a miracle finish by Zach!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: camken on October 26, 2019, 02:14:50 AM
Terrible challenge


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 02:15:52 AM
Pathetic challenge. For a second I thought it was someone else.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 26, 2019, 02:16:06 AM
Bombers need to score on the last play. Walk it off.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:16:18 AM
Biggest thing I see!

Collaros gets the ball out quicker then both Nichols and Streveler and accurate.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 02:16:24 AM
Game is there to win. Use up some time and score.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:17:00 AM
Our #1 receiver didn?t look like a #1 receiver at all on that play. What a brutal challenge by MOS. He challenges hand fighting on a non call (as there was no foul there) yet let?s a bounce catch go unchallenged that cost us the game . The guys incompetent, absolutely incompetent.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:17:19 AM
Bombers need to score on the last play. Walk it off.

Yup, even a second on the clock with ball in BLM?s hand is scary enough.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 26, 2019, 02:17:31 AM
Pathetic challenge. For a second I thought it was someone else.

After the 3-minute warning, he can't challenge. Also, can only use one timeout after the warning. Worth a shot, as the challengability goes away one play later.

I guess I was wrong on that.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:19:08 AM
2:21 and we leave it in hands of the defence.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:19:30 AM
Biggest thing I see!

Collaros gets the ball out quicker then both Nichols and Streveler and accurate.
He?s head and shoulders better than both combined. He?s coming off a years layoff and looks like this in his first game.  I?d be going after him as our Qb for next year


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 02:19:37 AM
2nd and 4. Lots of time left and no Harris. ***.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 02:20:00 AM
2:21 and we leave it in hands of the defence.

We're screwed!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 26, 2019, 02:20:28 AM
#1d


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:20:42 AM
Begelton not doing his famous first down taunt!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Arm_Chair_Quarterback on October 26, 2019, 02:21:10 AM
great defense!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: thunderNlightning on October 26, 2019, 02:21:27 AM
#1d

Good grief man


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 26, 2019, 02:23:36 AM
Okay, NOW go win it on the last play.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:24:41 AM
Dickenson is such a douche, constantly whining like a big baby to the officials, it?s sickening. I don?t care who beats Calgary this year but somebody has to!! Looks good on him he lost his Whiney challenge.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 26, 2019, 02:26:39 AM
Streveler wearing the #15 Game Manager hat is kinda awesome.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 02:27:49 AM
Beauty McGuire!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 02:29:59 AM
Yes baby!!! Collaros #1.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In Edmonton on October 26, 2019, 02:30:30 AM
Walk it off!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: catfan on October 26, 2019, 02:32:01 AM
Catfan here!     " I'M PUMPED"  Be more postive you guys!!  The Bombers are not my #1 team

                         but I am excited to see the game. Zac is one of my favorite QBs. You have a
        
                         good running game and now a good QB. He maybe a bit rusty to start, but

                         better than what you had.

                         You are going to win this game!

                         Remember this " The W on your hat, jacket, t-shirt etc stands for WINNER.

                         So lets show some CONFIDENCE!!  

    Chow Catfan

          I TOLD YOU!!! My guy Collaros did it.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:34:04 AM
What an awesome game. So happy for collaros, Zack is back!!

221 yards passing in his first game back, supposed to have been rusty, didn?t know our offense. Well he put up nichols type numbers in his first rusty game, imagine how good he?ll get once he finds his stride!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 02:35:00 AM
Thanks catfan. The guy is good. That was awesome.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: bluebeard on October 26, 2019, 02:36:01 AM
Wow,  what a game.  Collaros was very good.  Made this old mans day. :)


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 02:37:09 AM
          I TOLD YOU!!! My guy Collaros did it.
You called it!   I said we needed a miracle game and we got one even after he took a few hellacious hits!   That elbow to Collaros head needs to be reviewed by the league and at least a fine issued for a head shot on a QB.   What an outstanding performance by Zach!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 02:37:25 AM
Wow,  what a game.  Collaros was very good.  Made this old mans day. :)

Great game by Collaros and the offense - as for the defense they just did not screw it up as per normal so they get a pass.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 02:38:26 AM
Well that was mentally exhausting. What a ride!

Collaros didn't get injured, he played very well, the OL protected him and he even won the game!

He only had 221 yards passing but was very accurate and was 78.6%. Only a couple of bad reads that were near picks. A excellent performance with only two weeks in Winnipeg he had a good knowledge of the plays he needed to run.

I saw Miller limping a bit but it didn't look serious. No other apparent injuries and now two weeks to rest.

I think I figured out our secret weapon. Lose TOP which we did tonight. LOL


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 02:39:02 AM
Ending the season on a huge positive note for Bombers and their fans....that two points by Grant on the missed single was huge!!   Zach showed us all that he still has IT!!!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 02:39:10 AM
 Collaros took a hell of a shot to the head. Wow.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 02:39:49 AM
Ending the season on a positive season for Bomber fans....that two points by Grant on the missed single was huge!!

That's for sure!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 02:43:16 AM
Also our D finally gets a stop when we need it and Zach runs out the clock and Money Medlock splits the uprights for the win on the LAST PLAY of the game!!   


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: lenny on October 26, 2019, 02:45:37 AM
Good grief man

Hey he's right. Bombers defence is #1 - in total yards against. Right at the bottom of the league. It's not even close. lol.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: catfan on October 26, 2019, 02:50:52 AM

 Collaros's contract is up this season. Don't let him sneek back to Toronto next year.

 As a favour to the Catfan please.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 02:51:58 AM
Ok. Now for the complaints part of the post game.

Our defense gave up 3 TD drives ( over 75 yards ): 92, 75 and 87 yards including their 1st drive of the game. Last week we also gave up 3 TD drives ( over 75 yards ).

In both games these drives included 2nd and 10 or more and BLM still completed to wide open receivers.

I noticed in some 2nd and long we had 3 man rush and inserted K. Jones with Bighill dropping deeper into coverage. Occasionally D. Jones was in as another DB but I'm not sure who came out.

It's been proven time and time again by our defense that this DOES NOT WORK.

I know the defense managed to get a stop with 2 minutes left and that gave us the opportunity to win. To a certain degree all previous faults can be flushed. But it's so so frustrating and painful to watch opponents do that every game.




Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: buckzumhoff on October 26, 2019, 02:52:44 AM
way to go bombers. good game by Collaros.    Harris got good yardage when it counted. great game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 02:57:07 AM
Calgary DBs completely blow coverages also. It looked like Calgary DBs were playing zone and Kenny Lawler just ran straight up the seam into the end zone for a touchdown pass. Nobody on Calgary picked him up. That's surprising and interesting.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: buckzumhoff on October 26, 2019, 03:00:20 AM
their dbs sit back almost like prevent.glad to see winnipeg take this game.  now Calgary has to play BC  .


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 03:03:25 AM
J. Grant 2 point convert return was a huge turning and 3 point swing even though it didn't directly put us ahead at that point. I'll have to watch again to see how deep he was when he caught it.

Grant has been very productive, reliable and close to error free since he became our returner.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 03:03:33 AM
Collaros's contract is up this season. Don't let him sneek back to Toronto next year.

 As a favour to the Catfan please.

 I totally agree.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 03:05:45 AM
Collaros's contract is up this season. Don't let him sneek back to Toronto next year.

 As a favour to the Catfan please.
I m with you on this Catfan. I ve seen more in collaros in his first game back than I?ve seen all year. Better escapability, buys more time, eyes are downfield looking for open receivers , THIS is what you want from your Qb not a guy who chucks it into the bleachers at the whiff of pressure. I truly hope things work out here and we go on a good run here in the playoffs and we retain him for next year. The guys an absolute breath of fresh air!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 03:09:11 AM
Interesting that we can still finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. In all honesty 3rd is most likely since we can't control Regina or Calgary's remaining games.

I can't really see Regina losing both games to Edmonton or Calgary losing to BC.

But it's possible.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: swansong on October 26, 2019, 03:10:38 AM
That?s as high as he can count!!

Lol...someone call the burn unit


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 03:11:20 AM
Gee that was fun to watch. On the last drive I actually thought we could win. And we did. Last minute drive of our own. A confident accurate passing QB seems to be the answer. Waddayaknow.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 03:11:30 AM
Even if we finish 3rd, zack gives us a legit chance to win both playoff games. We ll best the riders in riderville and the Calgary game is going to be a nail biter.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: longtimeblue on October 26, 2019, 03:14:10 AM
Interesting that we can still finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. In all honesty 3rd is most likely since we can't control Regina or Calgary's remaining games.

I can't really see Regina losing both games to Edmonton or Calgary losing to BC.

But it's possible.

 I do not think we can finish 1st. 2nd is the best we can do. I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 03:16:40 AM
I m with you on this Catfan. I ve seen more in collaros in his first game back than I?ve seen all year. Better escapability, buys more time, eyes are downfield looking for open receivers , THIS is what you want from your Qb not a guy who chucks it into the bleachers at the whiff of pressure. I truly hope things work out here and we go on a good run here in the playoffs and we retain him for next year. The guys an absolute breath of fresh air!!

 Yes. He plays like a real veteran QB. He doesn't look confused at all. He looks real cool out there. I'll bet Strev would be happy to have someone take the pressure off of him. This is crunch time.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 03:20:59 AM
That?s the send I got too watching him, was the sense of calm and confidence.  No throwing the ball away and moving onto the next play, he used his legs to buy time and try and make plays, we have a playmaker under centre now, not a play it safe, throw it away game manager. Playoffs are going to be awesome!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: 55StickCar on October 26, 2019, 03:26:11 AM
I do not think we can finish 1st. 2nd is the best we can do. I could be wrong.
If Calgary,Winnipeg and Sask. finish at 11-7 I am not sure what the second tiebreaker is. Points for/against perhaps.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 03:26:23 AM
 Collaros will have 2 weeks now to learn the offense better.  Perfect time for a bye week. :)


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: ModAdmin on October 26, 2019, 03:27:32 AM
Sort of off topic but Dave Dickenson has to be the biggest whiner/complainer in the league. He got most of the officiating breaks if he has a gripe, direct it toward his recievers who dropped passes and DBs who dropped potential interceptions.   Used to like him but he needs to lose and be out of the playoffs in two weeks.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: catfan on October 26, 2019, 03:31:54 AM
 With Collaros around, going into the playoffs isn't as scary any more. Maybe my dream of my Cats
 and your Bombers will finally meet in the Grey Cup. And boy will the feathers fly.


chow Catfan


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: theaardvark on October 26, 2019, 03:47:09 AM
McGuire is the real hero in this game... besides the short yardage 100% results, the walk off FG was a bad snap, but he got it down....

Definitely happy he is under contract for next year...


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: buckzumhoff on October 26, 2019, 03:47:41 AM
Collaros always tries to make a play. Hes got a good arm. He saw that corner pass to Adams which wasn't easy to see and he had no room. Calgary didn't think there was anything left in the end zone but Adams kept inbounds.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 03:53:08 AM
Interesting that we can still finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. In all honesty 3rd is most likely since we can't control Regina or Calgary's remaining games.

I can't really see Regina losing both games to Edmonton or Calgary losing to BC.

But it's possible.
After the miracle by Collaros we need 3 more but one with a Calgary loss will give us home field.   Of course the Riders losing their next two would be the coup de gras of coup de gras!!   But even a home WSF would be miraculous!   Stranger things have happened in the CFL and Trevor Harris is coming back for the Esks!  🤞🤞🤞


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 26, 2019, 03:54:43 AM
Sort of off topic but Dave Dickenson has to be the biggest whiner/complainer in the league. He got most of the officiating breaks if he has a gripe, direct it toward his recievers who dropped passes and DBs who dropped potential interceptions.   Used to like him but he needs to lose and be out of the playoffs in two weeks.

Never liked him, always been like that as a coach

Let me reiterate that I have a moral issue with dressing collaros, but... Jeesh.... I've forgotten what a QB with deadly power and accuracy looks like. Well done Zach, a treat to watch.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 26, 2019, 03:58:37 AM
Collaros moves well in the pocket. He runs well enough to by time for his receivers to get open. He is also smart enough to take 5 or 6 yards and get down.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 03:59:33 AM
Collaros always tries to make a play. Hes got a good arm. He saw that corner pass to Adams which wasn't easy to see and he had no room. Calgary didn't think there was anything left in the end zone but Adams kept inbounds.

 That was an awesome play by Collaros and Adams.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: John T. on October 26, 2019, 04:01:59 AM
Sort of off topic but Dave Dickenson has to be the biggest whiner/complainer in the league. He got most of the officiating breaks if he has a gripe, direct it toward his recievers who dropped passes and DBs who dropped potential interceptions.   Used to like him but he needs to lose and be out of the playoffs in two weeks.

Tough call, as long as Jason Maas is coaching in Edmonton. What is certain is that the two biggest whiners both coach in Alberta. They sound like western politicians after last week?s election, except they?ve been doing it all season. Maybe they should separate and form their own football league.

 ;D


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: blue girl on October 26, 2019, 04:03:03 AM
If Calgary,Winnipeg and Sask. finish at 11-7 I am not sure what the second tiebreaker is. Points for/against perhaps.
If there's a 3 way tie it goes to record between the three teams. Calgary would be first at 3-2,Winnipeg second at 3-3 and Saskatchewan third at 2-3.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 26, 2019, 04:07:40 AM
Calgary will blow the Lions out next week so I don't think we have to worry about that.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 04:10:04 AM
Collaros moves well in the pocket. He runs well enough to by time for his receivers to get open. He is also smart enough to take 5 or 6 yards and get down.
At first when it was announced that Zach would be our starting QB, my expectations were low.....and all I was hoping for him was that he played well and most importantly, SURVIVED!!   Well he showed The Bombers, their fans and the entire CFL that he's not done!!  That throw he made to Adams was pure magic and he displayed great footwork and threw on the run deep in the EZ to Adams.....haven't seen a toss like that from a BB QB in a looooooooong time!!   He did this all against the defending GC champions who had lots to play for on only TWO WEEKS of practice!!   He's our guy now....he HAS to be and he has two more weeks to prepare with Strevs as our short yardage man with a few wrinkles thrown in.   He's also a smart QB and is always looking for his open receivers while scrambling which he still can do.    That throw to Adams was very very special!!  


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on October 26, 2019, 04:16:20 AM
On the post game interview with Money Medlock, he said "Zach now gives us a shot at winning the Cup"!!   After that performance,  I agree and so does Milt Stegall, Burris and Sanchez on the TSN panel.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: In Motion on October 26, 2019, 04:20:36 AM
Yes, our chances of getting to the Grey Cup and having a reasonable shot at winning it
just went up considerably. :)


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Jetsblu44 on October 26, 2019, 04:23:19 AM
I'm left wondering why Walters didn't get ZC when Nichols had his surgery and was done for the year. Instead he waits until trade deadline day.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 04:31:29 AM
I'm left wondering why Walters didn't get ZC when Nichols had his surgery and was done for the year. Instead he waits until trade deadline day.

It might have had to do with the Toronto manager not wanting to give him up. It seemed as soon as Popp was fired the deal was done. Maybe they regret it now. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 26, 2019, 04:37:06 AM
Proud of this ball club


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: ichabod_crane on October 26, 2019, 04:54:09 AM
It might have had to do with the Toronto manager not wanting to give him up. It seemed as soon as Popp was fired the deal was done. Maybe they regret it now. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

That was one reason for sure, but the Bombers were not really in QB trade mode until they knew Nichols was gone for the year. It was only just before the trade deadline that we knew for sure Nichols was out for the year. I think they were hoping he'd be able to make it back before the playoffs before that. With his salary off the cap for the rest of the year they had room to bring Collaros in on a short term basis.

Supposedly Popp had an extension all setup for Collaros, but his firing nixed that. With that performance tonight the Argos maybe gave up the wrong QB! I  believe Nichols, Streveler and Collaros are all free agents after this season. Streveler has shown he is not ready for prime time yet so he would probably agree to remain as the backup next year. He really needs to work on his passing though, especially the longer throws. If Collaros does well in the playoffs how can they not resign him? I guess there is still the worry he is one hit away from being out again and back to the same boat as this year when Nichols went out. Zach is a bit younger I believe though than Nichols too. Guess we just have to wait and see how it all plays off the rest of the way.

Don't want to get too hyped though about Zach. It is only one game, but he definitely looked poised and with a decent semblance of a passing game it shows how good this team can be. I have seen the talent there all year and if Nichols had not gotten hurt they would have taken first place in the west this year I am almost certain. Also still not happy with the coaching staff on allowing TWO Huge leads get blown this season. No excuses for that. Once maybe, but twice? For me O'Shea is on the hot seat for those foul ups. We could still be sitting in first place with those two apparent easy wins instead of now probably finishing third and having long odds on the road to the Grey Cup.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Dodge and Burn on October 26, 2019, 05:12:29 AM
ZC is is a pro QB.

He can make every throw in the tree, like we saw tonight. 

Feel really good for ZC given what he has went through the last few years.

Hopefully "fans" see what a real QB that can make throws does to WIN games...

Clutch D provided the last drive.

Good way to enter the playoffs.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: pjrocksmb on October 26, 2019, 05:30:05 AM
ZC is is a pro QB.

He can make every throw in the tree, like we saw tonight. 

Feel really good for ZC given what he has went through the last few years.

Hopefully "fans" see what a real QB that can make throws does to WIN games...

Clutch D provided the last drive.

Good way to enter the playoffs.

All our QBs are real and pros.  The Zach attack is back. 


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: catfan on October 26, 2019, 06:05:14 AM

 The question is can you out bid the Argos for him?(Zac) They have offer him a job next year.

 You may have to cut loose Nichols to pay him plus some.


 Catfan


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 26, 2019, 06:11:12 AM
I don't think we can or want to. ZC8 wants to be in Toronto with his wife. He will always be one hit away from the end of his career. We would have to give up our #1 draft pick to keep him and this is a very strong draft year. Also I don't think Toronto would offer him a job while he is under contract with the bombers. 


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 06:12:34 AM
The question is can you out bid the Argos for him?(Zac) They have offer him a job next year.

 You may have to cut loose Nichols to pay him plus some.


 Catfan

They should pay him whatever it takes. They need him. He's a good scrambler and an accurate passer.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 26, 2019, 06:14:32 AM
Also, Matt isn't under contract with the Bombers after this year.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: TecnoGenius on October 26, 2019, 10:20:24 AM
If there's a 3 way tie it goes to record between the three teams. Calgary would be first at 3-2,Winnipeg second at 3-3 and Saskatchewan third at 2-3.

It looks like you're right.  The stupid thing is, we seem to get screwed by the schedule yet again here.  Think about it, if we all finish with 3 wins against the 3-way-tie teams, WPG loses out because they had the harder schedule and faced the tied-for-#1-teams 1 extra time!  SSK got 5 games against the "hard" teams.  Same with CGY.  But WPG got the shaft by drawing the "hard" teams for 6 games!

Which also goes to show that the tie-breaker rule there might be a little stupid: we get the shaft by having the 1 extra "hard" game?  Isn't that backwards?  Shouldn't we get some sort of benefit having to duke it out that extra time?  The tie-breaking rule should be straight up # of wins vs the tied teams, not the percentage.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 01:36:54 PM
I do not think we can finish 1st. 2nd is the best we can do. I could be wrong.

We can all finish with 11 wins but I'm not 100% sure how the tie breakers would work. We lost the series to Regina but won the point spread.

Not expecting 2 more losses by Regina and 1 by Calgary so it's moot probably.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Ridermania on October 26, 2019, 02:02:39 PM
I'm left wondering why Walters didn't get ZC when Nichols had his surgery and was done for the year. Instead he waits until trade deadline day.

I posted this exact question when Nichols was done, Bombers would be in first place and hosting the western final.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 02:03:52 PM
If there's a 3 way tie it goes to record between the three teams. Calgary would be first at 3-2,Winnipeg second at 3-3 and Saskatchewan third at 2-3.

I believe you are correct. For some reason I thought the Riders / Stamps had also played 3 times but it was 2 games. Stamps won both games against them.

I'll be cheering for Edmonton tonight. lol  


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: dd on October 26, 2019, 02:19:21 PM
I'm left wondering why Walters didn't get ZC when Nichols had his surgery and was done for the year. Instead he waits until trade deadline day.
He tried but Popp wouldn?t make that deal, it wasn?t until pinball became GM that the deal materialized . Thank you Pinball!!!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 02:25:37 PM
It looks like you're right.  The stupid thing is, we seem to get screwed by the schedule yet again here.  Think about it, if we all finish with 3 wins against the 3-way-tie teams, WPG loses out because they had the harder schedule and faced the tied-for-#1-teams 1 extra time!  SSK got 5 games against the "hard" teams.  Same with CGY.  But WPG got the shaft by drawing the "hard" teams for 6 games!

Which also goes to show that the tie-breaker rule there might be a little stupid: we get the shaft by having the 1 extra "hard" game?  Isn't that backwards?  Shouldn't we get some sort of benefit having to duke it out that extra time?  The tie-breaking rule should be straight up # of wins vs the tied teams, not the percentage.


We controlled our own destiny. We blew it against Toronto and Montreal. Excuses don't feed the bull dog! We only have to look at our own selves for the reason we will finish third and have to play in Regina and if we get lucky then in Calgary. Hate having to hear these lame excuses!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: The Zipp on October 26, 2019, 02:30:29 PM
We controlled our own destiny. We blew it against Toronto and Montreal. Excuses don't feed the bull dog! We only have to look at our own selves for the reason we will finish third and have to play in Regina and if we get lucky then in Calgary. Hate having to hear these lame excuses!

Agree on part of this...should have taken care of business and won in Toronto and Montreal.  No blame but the bombers...if we play sask and beat them it won't be lucky - how you get to that conclusion is beyond me ...


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 26, 2019, 02:48:35 PM
The question is can you out bid the Argos for him?(Zac) They have offer him a job next year.

 You may have to cut loose Nichols to pay him plus some.


 Catfan

You've said that a few times. If I'm Toronto with unlimited QB money I'm definitely chasing Masoli first, and probably Arbuckle second. Zach showed he can play, but you can't ignore the injury history....


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Pigskin on October 26, 2019, 02:51:39 PM
With Strv17 backing up ZC8, I don't think we would need luck to beat the Riders.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 03:37:54 PM
Agree on part of this...should have taken care of business and won in Toronto and Montreal.  No blame but the bombers...if we play sask and beat them it won't be lucky - how you get to that conclusion is beyond me ...

I get there simply due to the game will be played in the Riders home park and will be a sell out. Lots of noise etc. The Rider defense is as good as any in the league and their OL is coming around. And with a Richie Hall defense you never ever know what will happen. I think the game will be close and a very good game however I have absolutely zero faith in a Richie Hall defense showing up when you need them to.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BigBomberFan on October 26, 2019, 03:56:47 PM
I get there simply due to the game will be played in the Riders home park and will be a sell out. Lots of noise etc. The Rider defense is as good as any in the league and their OL is coming around. And with a Richie Hall defense you never ever know what will happen. I think the game will be close and a very good game however I have absolutely zero faith in a Richie Hall defense showing up when you need them to.

I've had issues with Hall's defenses--and they certainly have cost us late in certain games and Calgary were moving the ball lots last night--but on Calgary's final drives, we'd stopped them and forced them to punt; not even getting in field goal range. Even the staunchest of Hall detractors have to at least give him that. And Calgary are notorious for coming back and winning on those sorts of things--they did that versus the Riders recently.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 04:53:13 PM
I've had issues with Hall's defenses--and they certainly have cost us late in certain games and Calgary were moving the ball lots last night--but on Calgary's final drives, we'd stopped them and forced them to punt; not even getting in field goal range. Even the staunchest of Hall detractors have to at least give him that. And Calgary are notorious for coming back and winning on those sorts of things--they did that versus the Riders recently.

I give the Bomber defense credit for stopping the Stamps last drive ( sort of ). The Stamps threw 2 passes and didn't complete either. Logic would have suggested 2 running plays to burn down the time more. Either way pressure / coverage helped make the Stamps punt which is what we needed. At that point the 58 minutes before that punt were already done.

We'll never know how things would have turned out if there was 40 seconds less than we ended up with. Harris made that last run of about 14 yards which made the FG a lot easier than it might have been.

We only lost TOP by a couple of minutes and the 4th Q seemed about even.

Giving up a 1st TD drive covering 80 yards and 7 minutes was a tough way to start the game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: The Zipp on October 26, 2019, 05:03:28 PM
I get there simply due to the game will be played in the Riders home park and will be a sell out. Lots of noise etc. The Rider defense is as good as any in the league and their OL is coming around. And with a Richie Hall defense you never ever know what will happen. I think the game will be close and a very good game however I have absolutely zero faith in a Richie Hall defense showing up when you need them to.

The bombers will be finishing with a solid record - close to that of sask and Calgary and have taken the season series with Calgary.  They aren't  the horrible team some make them out to be.  They will be competitive and if they win I doubt it will be pure luck that does it for them. 


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: BBRT on October 26, 2019, 05:14:53 PM
The bombers will be finishing with a solid record - close to that of sask and Calgary and have taken the season series with Calgary.  They are the horrible team some make them out to be.  They will be competitive and if they win I doubt it will be pure luck that does it for them. 

And on that we will have to agree to disagree - they finished with over a 11-7. Should easily have been 13-5. Not saying they are a horrible team. They are a reasonably average team in the Western Conference. And if they do pull out a victory in Regina in the WSF it will be due to Richie Hall's defense finally showing up. Which IMHO may take a lot of luck!


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 05:37:42 PM
Just finished re-watching last part of the game. Calgary got the ball with about 2:21 left. Two pass attempts. The 1st was a clear drop by Sindani. The 2nd should have been caught but was dropped. It appeared that last one might be 1 or 2 yards short of a 1st. Cant' tell what would have happened if either were actually completed.

Going to the pass the Stamps only used about 12 seconds. I assume not having a great run game and the Bombers expecting a run to burn time that passing made sense.

I don't think the Stamps are expecting their normal starting RB's back for the play offs. That's an advantage to an opponent that can stop the pass.

Bad, cold, wet, windy weather will be an advantage to a good running team.

Grey Cup here we come :)


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Tiger on October 26, 2019, 05:41:34 PM
Man, our defensive backfield is sad.

When you have an hour to throw the ball, the secondary tends to look that way.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Tiger on October 26, 2019, 05:46:28 PM
It might have had to do with the Toronto manager not wanting to give him up. It seemed as soon as Popp was fired the deal was done. Maybe they regret it now. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

I was wondering the same thing, but that is a good point


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 07:11:08 PM
 If I'm reading the stats correctly Calgary only had 45 yards rushing through the whole game and 33 yards the last week against the Bombers. They probably would have been stopped if they tried to run in their last drive. They're not a running team at all. All they do is pass. They had to pass.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 07:20:07 PM
If I'm reading the stats correctly Calgary only had 45 yards rushing through the whole game and 33 yards the last week against the Bombers. They probably would have been stopped if they tried to run in their last drive. They're not a running team at all. All they do is pass. They had to pass.

Not arguing that wasn't the logic in passing. Whether they gained a yard or not in two downs it would have eaten up time which may have been the deciding factor.  Hindsight is always great in these situations.

Generally teams know you are going to run whether you have Harris or Litre. Usually teams are unsuccessful and need to punt trying to close out the game holding on to the lead.

In similar situations we've tried to run and protect the lead and failed. Calgary tried to pass and failed.

Like many things there is no right or wrong approach. It comes down to execution as much as anything else.

It was nice to beat a team trying to protect the lead this time around.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: New_Earth_Mud on October 26, 2019, 07:32:47 PM
Dont want to beat a dead horse .....  untill we hold a Cup i will not give any credit to our D as its been pretty crappy. It lost us huge games and points.

When our D can go win a game it will be nice....  but for the most part all year thats not the way its worked.

I wasnt a big fan of bringing in Zack but he looks pumped and motavated to win. Im on bored.

Our D needs to step it up and get this thing done.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blitzer on October 26, 2019, 07:35:27 PM
 I guess Calgary thought they could complete two 5 yard passes for a first down to hold onto the ball. They might re-think that the next game.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: John T. on October 26, 2019, 08:35:26 PM
Just to put things into perspective:

We lost twice to Saskatchewan this season, both times in Regina. In both of those games we were playing our backup quarterback, and in one of them, we were missing Andrew Harris. Even so, both games were very close, and one was lost on a FG at the very end.

The one game the Bombers won against Saskatchewan was also without Harris and also with our backup quarterback, and it was a slaughter, basically.

We can beat Saskatchewan, the same way we beat them in the playoffs at Regina last year. The Bombers are considerably better right now that they were a year ago, and I'm not convinced the Riders are much better. No way can they beat the Bombers three times in one year at home.

I'm more worried about Calgary, because after last night, they're gonna be mad; however, we have the advantage of them being one of the all-time greatest choke teams.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: bomb squad on October 26, 2019, 08:38:06 PM
I guess Calgary thought they could complete two 5 yard passes for a first down to hold onto the ball. They might re-think that the next game.

They should have ran it, at least on first down. That's what a "normal" team does. Especially with a full throat screaming crowd to contend with. But Calgary is a cocky team, so they think they can take silly risks and get away with it. Same with the punt out of the end zone. We showed them maybe they're not as good as they think they are.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 26, 2019, 08:46:26 PM
They should have ran it, at least on first down. That's what a "normal" team does. Especially with a full throat screaming crowd to contend with. But Calgary is a cocky team, so they think they can take silly risks and get away with it. Same with the punt out of the end zone. We showed them maybe they're not as good as they think they are.

The crowd noise might have factored into their decision. I don't know it was cocky on their part to throw. They completed 72% of their passes virtually at will and both of those passes should have been caught.

Like any series in football gaining nothing on 1st down makes any 2nd down more difficult. The 1st drop may not have gained any yards but one bad tackle effort and maybe it does?

I wouldn't consider the decision to throw cocky but it involved more risk time wise.

Hindsight is always right.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Horseman on October 28, 2019, 01:55:00 PM
They should have ran it, at least on first down. That's what a "normal" team does. Especially with a full throat screaming crowd to contend with. But Calgary is a cocky team, so they think they can take silly risks and get away with it. Same with the punt out of the end zone. We showed them maybe they're not as good as they think they are.

Who wouldn't pass on our porous DB's.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: rubanski on October 28, 2019, 04:52:28 PM
If you're playing against BLM or Reiley, maybe you throw. Otherwise it's a cocky decision, and a dumb one. Play the odds, bleed the clock, and trust your opponent can't go the length of the field with 40 seconds less to do it.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: GCn19 on October 28, 2019, 05:29:08 PM
Our run D is what made them think twice.


Title: Re: Official Game Day Thread - . Calgary @ Winnipeg - Oct. 25 @ 7:30 pm CT
Post by: Blue In BC on October 28, 2019, 06:11:57 PM
Our run D is what made them think twice.

I don't think so. They were using Litre ( a FB ) and he's not exactly a top level danger running. He's more of a plow horse type. 40 career rushes for 217 yards total and 11 came in the game against us.