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Title: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: The Zipp on January 20, 2020, 02:25:35 PM
Great signing...importance of a solid o-line cannot be understated...it all starts with the big guys and we have built a great core that opens holes and keeps QB's upright.



Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: booch on January 20, 2020, 02:29:43 PM
everyone is back from last year..save for Couture but we didn't miss a beat without him....3 solid vets, and 4 solid (Canadian) youngins just gettin better...


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: The Zipp on January 20, 2020, 02:30:35 PM
From Bryant:

I wasn?t tempted to see what would be out there (in free agency) at all,? said Bryant. ?Actually, a couple weeks after the Grey Cup I had my mind made up that I wanted to return. Also, seeing that Jermarcus (Hardrick) was coming back (he re-signed in December) was big. Keeping this crew together and having continuity was very important to me. So, it was a no brainer to come back and stay in Winnipeg.

?The group of guys we have there are my friends. I?ve been in Winnipeg for five years now and since coming in for 2015 I?ve seen the continuity being kept with guys like Jermarcus and Paddy, Darvin (Adams), Andrew (Harris), (Jackson) Jeffcoat? there?s a lot of different guys who have been with the Blue Bombers for a while and I just couldn?t see myself leaving those guys or leaving the organization.?


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: ModAdmin on January 20, 2020, 02:47:29 PM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with all-star left tackle Stanley Bryant

WINNIPEG, MB., January 20, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed two-time CFL Most Outstanding Lineman Stanley Bryant to a one-year extension. Bryant was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Bryant once again had a stellar 2019 season, and for the third-straight season was named the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman. Playing in all 18 regular season games and all three postseason games, he also was named a league all-star for the third consecutive season - the fifth time in his career - as he anchored the left side of an offensive line that was part of the CFL's top rushing unit once again.

Bryant, who was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman in 2018 and 2019, will enter his sixth season in Winnipeg in 2020, and has started every game at left tackle since signing in February of 2015, boosting his consecutive games played streak to 101.

The ten-year CFL veteran spent his first five seasons in Calgary, is a two-time Grey Cup champion (Calgary in 2014, Winnipeg 2019) and has been named a CFL All-Star in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Bryant has started 156 CFL games, ten playoff games, and three Grey Cup games.




Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: pjrocksmb on January 20, 2020, 03:21:06 PM
Booooo yeah


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: 1chad on January 20, 2020, 04:42:34 PM
Great news!  He is a cornerstone of a great OLine


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: theaardvark on January 20, 2020, 04:43:56 PM
OK, QB's are going to line up to play behind this line up...


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: blue_gold_84 on January 20, 2020, 04:54:44 PM
It all starts in the trenches. This is great news!


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: blue_or_die on January 20, 2020, 05:11:32 PM
Staniel!!!!!


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 20, 2020, 05:13:12 PM
 Outstanding news all around. He is a true pillar


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: blue_or_die on January 20, 2020, 05:20:30 PM
Outstanding news all around. He is a true pillar

In the most literal sense  ;D


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: booch on January 20, 2020, 05:34:31 PM
The fact that these guys are all back...the continuity, as well as the young guys gonna be even better than last year as they have more experience is huge...Not to mention Desjatlais is just a kid (22) he is gonna mature and have huge upside...as he held his own as a kid

Barring injury this oline is gonna be dominant....question...who are the Rider's projected starters at the moment with guys under contract??...hahahaha....


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: theaardvark on January 20, 2020, 05:54:47 PM
The fact that these guys are all back...the continuity, as well as the young guys gonna be even better than last year as they have more experience is huge...Not to mention Desjatlais is just a kid (22) he is gonna mature and have huge upside...as he held his own as a kid

Barring injury this oline is gonna be dominant....question...who are the Rider's projected starters at the moment with guys under contract??...hahahaha....

They have Vaughn, Labatte and Clark under contract, the whole left side that started against us in the WSF...  Blake and Coleman are still unsigned...

More concerning for them is the fact that 4 of 5 of their starting WR, half of their starting DL, all of their starting LB are FA's...


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: booch on January 20, 2020, 07:02:50 PM
They have Vaughn, Labatte and Clark under contract, the whole left side that started against us in the WSF...  Blake and Coleman are still unsigned...

More concerning for them is the fact that 4 of 5 of their starting WR, half of their starting DL, all of their starting LB are FA's...

That's pretty weak anyway you slice it..Labatte is a shell of what he was...and injury prone now..Vaughn...pretty average for an Import Tackle and not even in the convo for top 5 Tackles in the league...Clarke though an apparent all-start is crap...still baffles me.....but who do they have as a back-up gfor any of those spots..let alone completing their line, and if free agency is their plan (stupid) it's gonna eat up huge SMS

i agree on the rest...huge holes at key spots and any re-signs ain't gonna be cheap, and more than half their guys who they want back are on wrong side of 30...I don't see 2020 being all rosy for them out there this year...that horse shoe they have had over past couple years is gonna be dropping out with a thunderous clank


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: blue girl on January 20, 2020, 08:08:23 PM
Great re-signing. Having a solid LT will help get a QB.


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: the paw on January 20, 2020, 08:11:14 PM
That's pretty weak anyway you slice it..Labatte is a shell of what he was...and injury prone now..Vaughn...pretty average for an Import Tackle and not even in the convo for top 5 Tackles in the league...Clarke though an apparent all-start is crap...still baffles me.....but who do they have as a back-up gfor any of those spots..let alone completing their line, and if free agency is their plan (stupid) it's gonna eat up huge SMS

i agree on the rest...huge holes at key spots and any re-signs ain't gonna be cheap, and more than half their guys who they want back are on wrong side of 30...I don't see 2020 being all rosy for them out there this year...that horse shoe they have had over past couple years is gonna be dropping out with a thunderous clank

It's not quite as desperate as you portray.  I agree with you that their OTs are nothing special, I think Cameron Jefferson from their PR is set to displace one of Cofield or Coleman.  

But if they can sign Bladek and Blake back to go along with Labatte and Shepley, they have an interior there.  Personally I would move Labatte to C at this stage and see if I could get 2 more years out of him.  I think Spencer Wilson would be a good add, given his versatility, or possibly instead of re-upping Blake.

They have a bunch of local depth prospects like Zver, Schram and Vincent Roy.  Normally you write those guys off, but then someone like Cody Speller comes along and shows that a no-namer can crack the line up, and you have to at least consider the possibility.  


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: booch on January 20, 2020, 08:45:56 PM
It's not quite as desperate as you portray.  I agree with you that their OTs are nothing special, I think Cameron Jefferson from their PR is set to displace one of Cofield or Coleman.  

But if they can sign Bladek and Blake back to go along with Labatte and Shepley, they have an interior there.  Personally I would move Labatte to C at this stage and see if I could get 2 more years out of him.  I think Spencer Wilson would be a good add, given his versatility, or possibly instead of re-upping Blake.

They have a bunch of local depth prospects like Zver, Schram and Vincent Roy.  Normally you write those guys off, but then someone like Cody Speller comes along and shows that a no-namer can crack the line up, and you have to at least consider the possibility.  

Just because you have a PR guy signed to replace a un-signed vet...doesn't mean much especially when never have taken a snap..Bladek is not good...and hasn't played a full season yet as always hurt..and local depth products are nice when proven, and or have some experience...none of which those guys have save for Shepley getting some time early...but that being said whos backing them up?...And blake..whats is he now..37??...and injury concern now too

It's also not like Speller came out of nowhere..he was a guy here the yr prior who team was high on...and was working with same O-line guys for 2 consecutive years...which is huge



Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: Sec223 on January 20, 2020, 08:50:26 PM
Isn't this a Stanley Bryant Thread ? Who the hell cares about the Riders ? :)


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: the paw on January 20, 2020, 09:26:49 PM
Just because you have a PR guy signed to replace a un-signed vet...doesn't mean much especially when never have taken a snap..Bladek is not good...and hasn't played a full season yet as always hurt..and local depth products are nice when proven, and or have some experience...none of which those guys have save for Shepley getting some time early...but that being said whos backing them up?...And blake..whats is he now..37??...and injury concern now too

It's also not like Speller came out of nowhere..he was a guy here the yr prior who team was high on...and was working with same O-line guys for 2 consecutive years...which is huge



Jefferson has some NFL time in, I don't think he's just another PR stooge, but I guess we'll see.

The Bombers spent time developing Speller, but undrafted CIS is pretty much the definition of coming out of nowhere.

I don't think the Riders have us much depth as us, but they cobbled together enough of a line to finish ahead of us in the standings, so the cupboard isn't completely bare...


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: Pigskin on January 20, 2020, 09:58:00 PM
Isn't this a Stanley Bryant Thread ? Who the hell cares about the Riders ? :)

Agree.


Title: Re: Stanley Bryant is extended...
Post by: TecnoGenius on January 20, 2020, 11:49:18 PM
We love you STTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNLEEEEEEY!  Great news he's back!

The league and pundits have major egg on their faces after giving the MVOL award to Van Turnsteyl.  What a joke that was!  He couldn't stop my 9mo old daughter if she was playing in the GC game.

Stanley!  Stanley!  You're the de facto MVOL, if not de jure.