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 on: Today at 02:41:08 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by 66 Chevelle
Yes, the AAF QBs weren't all crap.  However, how many "starters" did AAF sift through before they folded?  It seemed like they were switching QBs every quarter.  I'd guess 20 QBs "started" in AAF?  So NFL poached 25%, the best of the best?  For PR duty.  Not bad, but not stellar either.

None of the QBs looked like anyone I'd want to fire Nichols for.


most, if not all of the QBs getting a chance at QB were young, which was by design.. I don't think that QB play was evaluated in the same manner as what we would... these guys were struggling behind some less than stellar O lines, a lot were riddled with injuries... I think because of this they were judged more by could they be groomed for the position instead of being able to come into the NFL and make an immediate impact...

Birmingham's QB Luis Perez was a perfect example of this... when he had decent to good line play he showed he could make the throws, make the reads, work his progressions, and showed glimpses of his real potential...  keep in mind, these guys only had 30 days to create a team, learn their responsibilities and try to play as a cohesive unit...

but to your point, I wouldn't trade Nichols for any of them, at this point... Gilbert has a chance to play in the NFL if given the right opportunity... he definitely was the most consistent of the lot... but regardless, there were several that was getting a lot of 'buzz'... wasn't always sure what the hype was all about at times, if I'm being honest...

but at the end of the day, I really enjoyed the AAF and found it entertaining and hate that it ended... needless to say, I'm going to ride the XFL train and support that league as well, praying that Vince was paying attention...

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 on: Today at 02:40:09 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Lincoln Locomotive
Conteh is also a Wpg. boy, add Oliveira, Gray, Lachance and Lalama, I'm guessing the local representation hasn't been this deep in over 50 years.
I don't ever recall this many local boys on the team.....a testament to the football programs in Winnipeg!   I'm really pulling for Oliveira....he looks like a gamer!

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 on: Today at 02:36:09 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
LaFrance was our 3rd "big name" local boy.  Thomas Miles on ST & D is local too.  I think that's all of them?


Conteh is also a Wpg. boy, add Oliveira, Gray, Lachance and Lalama, I'm guessing the local representation hasn't been this deep in over 50 years.

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 on: Today at 02:33:47 AM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by Lincoln Locomotive
This is super awesome news.  I've been pegging his attitude, based on his 2018 performance, as sub-par up until now.  I'm very happy to be proven wrong.  He has a great chance for long-term greatness here in WPG, where it all started for him.  Make it happen Matthews!  Let's have a Matthews, Nichols, Harris, and Bighill dynasty and 2 cups in 3 years!

I also had concerns about his character however that was unfounded.....he fits right into the MOS mould and I'm seeing he will be a huge asset to the team in multiple ways.    He's confident and grounded and he's 6'5" and can catch the ball in a crowd!

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 on: Today at 02:32:59 AM 
Started by gobombersgo - Last post by TecnoGenius
I realize Santiago is a yuge underdog to make the team as a punt or kick returner but his highlight video is fantastic, real nose for the E.Z.  elusive and tough runner so I'm cheering for him, sorry Lucky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJjTsExCvw&t=253s

Wow!  That run at 2:20 is epic.  I whooped out loud!  Only college, but still, hokey smokes.  He sure gets going North in a hurry.

We could use a speed back if we can get him on the field.  We sort of use Demski that way.  Santiago would be a great complement to our power back Harris.

However, we just never seem to have a GD spot for IMP speed RBs... unless he can be a stellar returner.  Then we could possibly slot him in.

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 on: Today at 02:22:27 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
then I bet you find it hilarious that 5 of the 8 starting QBs in the AAF when it folded have signed NFL deals

Yes, the AAF QBs weren't all crap.  However, how many "starters" did AAF sift through before they folded?  It seemed like they were switching QBs every quarter.  I'd guess 20 QBs "started" in AAF?  So NFL poached 25%, the best of the best?  For PR duty.  Not bad, but not stellar either.

None of the QBs looked like anyone I'd want to fire Nichols for.

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 on: Today at 02:21:33 AM 
Started by gobombersgo - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
"The team also added RB John Santiago, who played his college ball at North Dakota alongside Bombers 2019 CFL Draft pick Brady Oliveira.  Santiago had rookie-camp looks from the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons after rushing for more than 3,700 yards and 29 TDs in his four years at UND."

I realize Santiago is a yuge underdog to make the team as a punt or kick returner but his highlight video is fantastic, real nose for the E.Z.  elusive and tough runner so I'm cheering for him, sorry Lucky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJjTsExCvw&t=253s

A couple of advantages to signing him.

-good buddies with Oliveira, keep em happy!

-regional player along with Oliveira, Woli and Strev. which may attract a following down that way, a concept the Bombers should be exploring. Just need to bring back Dressler and grab Zylstra.

-playing close to home and not having much chance at an NFL career may lead to a long-term career with the Bombers.

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 on: Today at 02:19:10 AM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by TecnoGenius
This is super awesome news.  I've been pegging his attitude, based on his 2018 performance, as sub-par up until now.  I'm very happy to be proven wrong.  He has a great chance for long-term greatness here in WPG, where it all started for him.  Make it happen Matthews!  Let's have a Matthews, Nichols, Harris, and Bighill dynasty and 2 cups in 3 years!

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 on: Today at 02:16:38 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
I love that we have local flavour on the team, and not just sideline guys, but legit CFL players.

Who was the 3rd Winnipeg guy lastyear (or 2 yaers ago?) that scored a TD in 1 game...Harris, Demski & ??

LaFrance was our 3rd "big name" local boy.  Thomas Miles on ST & D is local too.  I think that's all of them?

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 on: Today at 02:13:47 AM 
Started by Ridermania - Last post by TecnoGenius
I think Global Players should be allowed to step in for a N or NI and have it not affect in game ratios.

Now that's a good idea.  Get rid of the idea of IMPs substuting for NATs and make it so GLOBs can sub for NATs.  They have to do something or GLOBs will never see the field.  Now I don't really care either way, but it seems Ambrosie wants them to play.

A coach that used this tactic without merit could find himself refereeing a divided locker room.

Would it be divided if all the players knew they were a shoe-in for GC rings?  Would they be divided if they won every season game?  Besides, if you fired all your middle-road NATs, and hired just ELC NATs to "take a dive" then who's going to complain?  Your top-star NATs would still play.

I sure hope you are right.

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