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Quote from: TecnoGenius on Today at 07:02:32 AMI think we are more hard-hit than most teams not in numbers (we're close) but in SMS impact and the loss of our unit stars.

Here's all the teams' IRs as of right now.
1-game / 6-game

edm 4/6
mtl 2/7
tor 5/5
bc  2/6
ott 5/5
ham 5/9
wpg 2/9 (I'm guessing Schoen is going on 6G here, and Wheatfall on 1G)

For example, HAM has 9 on 6G but none are high-SMS, critical stars for their units.  MTL does have some key pieces on 6G... now that's a scary thought.

And you are precisely correct that we're not getting an even distribution of 6G from each unit.  Like you said, DL is decimated then decimate again, then again.  When you get down to starting the TC cuts, you know you're in trouble.

How long do you think Demski can stay healthy with the amount of abuse he's taking?  Wouldn't surprise me at all if he doesn't practice this week. Same thing for Schoen every week, defences have become hammers that pound on receivers, who really have no way to fight back.
#2
Where do we rank among the Western clubs?

Western teams are scoring an average of 25.82 points per game.
Western teams are giving up an average of 26.28 points per game.

WPG is scoring an average of 18.3 points per game.
WPG is giving up an average of 25.3 points per game.

BC is scoring an average of 26.3 points per game.
BC is giving up an average of 25.3 points per game.

EDM is scoring an average of 29 points per game.
EDM is giving up an average of 30.3 points per game.

CGY is scoring an average of 24.5 points per game.
CGY is giving up an average of 25 points per game.

SSK is scoring an average of 31 points per game.
SSK is giving up an average of 25.5 points per game.

On defense we are, remarkably, tied for second with BC at 25.3 points per game but we're right there with CGY who is only giving up 25 points per game. It's early but this surprised me. Kudos to Jordan Younger and the D for performing as well as they have, injuries and all other things considered.

On offense we are dead last at 18.3 points per game, a full TD behind the average and almost 2 TDs behind the leaders, EDM and SSK. This, by far, is the most alarming area of concern and O'Shea gambling for the TD with only 6 seconds on the clock speaks to the desperation to score points. Lawler, BO, Wheatfall, and now Shoen injured, O-Line struggles, lack of production from Demski, Woli, and Augustine, and some suspect play calling have been a perfect storm of disaster for the offense. O'Shea and Pierce have their hands full but desperately need to find ways to put the ball in the end zone.
#3
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: We need DB'S
Last post by theaardvark - Today at 05:57:55 PM
Quote from: Austin85 on June 22, 2024, 05:02:56 AMWe need to make a trade for a veteran DB..


Seriously though, who would trade a workable veteran DB?  They'd have to have recruited someone better and cheaper.  The only way that happens is if the new recruit has managed to outplay the veteran, and its week 3.  That happens either by injury, or by the vet sucking.

Do we want and injured DB, or one that sucks?
#4
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: We Need WRs
Last post by theaardvark - Today at 05:48:11 PM
There are 100's of WR out there that our scouts have looked at and have considered.

On the other hand, there are dozens that have a full season of UFL film to consider.

Why we don't grab someone out of the UFL ranks, I'm not sure.  Its not contract issues, or the players having any faith that the UFL will play next year...

That coes for DL and DB's as well.
#5
Quote from: TecnoGenius on Today at 07:02:32 AMI think we are more hard-hit than most teams not in numbers (we're close) but in SMS impact and the loss of our unit stars.

Here's all the teams' IRs as of right now.
1-game / 6-game

edm 4/6
mtl 2/7
tor 5/5
bc  2/6
ott 5/5
ham 5/9
wpg 2/9 (I'm guessing Schoen is going on 6G here, and Wheatfall on 1G)

For example, HAM has 9 on 6G but none are high-SMS, critical stars for their units.  MTL does have some key pieces on 6G... now that's a scary thought.

And you are precisely correct that we're not getting an even distribution of 6G from each unit.  Like you said, DL is decimated then decimate again, then again.  When you get down to starting the TC cuts, you know you're in trouble.

Our 6 game IR only included Lawler, Lawson and Parker before game 3. Obviously Lawler had the highest salary followed by Lawson. Parker going into year 3 probably got a raise but he's not highly paid. The rest were rookies with limited playing time.

I don't see that out of balance or higher than most teams. The Lions had Lee and Hatcher on the 6 game before the season started. Then they lost Couture, Knevel and Cherry. Most of them carry hefty contracts.

Argos have at least 4 starters on their 6 game IR. That doesn't even include Kelly who is suspended.

The larger problem is that we already had a transition of about 23 players no longer with the team: Jeffcoat, Walker, Houston, Bailey, Rose, Darby, Hardrick, Gray etc including many depth players from our PR.

Add to early or TC injuries to starters Bighill, Oliveria, Nichols and Lawson we've been playing with a bunch of rookie starters. Today we've had to replace a bunch of the rookie back ups to the rookie starters> all of those guys are on ELC's.

After this week we may have lost Schoen, Wheatfall and Woods to either the 1 game or 6 game. TBD.

Other teams that played already lost some more players as well.

It's just the luck of the draw.
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Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: We need DB'S
Last post by dd - Today at 05:00:10 PM
Quote from: J5V on Today at 04:29:52 PMNot saying that wouldn't work, but offences are isolating BA by sending one guy deep and breaking another off intermediate. He often has to choose which one to cover. The real problem to me is that our DBs are getting beat in both scenarios. I saw him choose to cover the intermediate receiver, who was wide open, and we got beat deep by a receiver who was also wide open. I believe he made the right decision, and he did cover the guy, but it didn't matter as we got beat deep. What is he to do?
We ve got to stop getting beat deep. If 2 guys are open, cover the deep guy, that's the one that's going to kill you. Intermediate routes are going to have someone in the area whereas the deep route only has safety help. What's he to do?? Cover the deep route so we quit giving up the big plays
#7
What any player gets is part of his salary. Whether he gets it for reporting to TC or on a weekly basis, it's the total amount.

It's sheltered from the SMS on 6 game IR. It's not unreasonable to pro rate the contract year into an 18 game season.

No, you can't find another $500K QB that was injured that had a 50% advance before TC. At best if that happened you might have more of a balance at year end to use to re-sign players before free agency.

#8
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: We Need WRs
Last post by Blue In BC - Today at 04:41:46 PM
Quote from: BomberFan73 on Today at 04:38:12 PMYa, Case is who I thought of if they went the route of who was here a few weeks ago in camp.  He's the guy that was with the Colts, right?

I'd like to see us nab someone off a PR though, when was the lasttime that happened?

Most teams don't bother since they are just unknown / unproven just like our rookies on the PPR or released in final cuts.

At least our rookies went through TC with us and have a step up.

I looked through the PR's on other teams. Something like a dozen or so receivers that I've never heard about.
#9
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: We need DB'S
Last post by BomberFan73 - Today at 04:39:40 PM
Quote from: J5V on Today at 04:29:52 PMNot saying that wouldn't work, but offences are isolating BA by sending one guy deep and breaking another off intermediate. He often has to choose which one to cover. The real problem to me is that our DBs are getting beat in both scenarios. I saw him choose to cover the intermediate receiver, who was wide open, and we got beat deep by a receiver who was also wide open. I believe he made the right decision, and he did cover the guy, but it didn't matter as we got beat deep. What is he to do?

Agree.  I think people are being to hard on BA.  What's he got to work with right now?
#10
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: We Need WRs
Last post by BomberFan73 - Today at 04:38:12 PM
Quote from: Pigskin on Today at 04:19:13 PMI could see the Bombers bring back Kody Case or Sy Barnett. If DS83 is gone long term, someone with CFL experience like Lucky. Hey, Darvin Adams is out there. I would think KL89 is at least 3 weeks away from practicing. 

Ya, Case is who I thought of if they went the route of who was here a few weeks ago in camp.  He's the guy that was with the Colts, right?

I'd like to see us nab someone off a PR though, when was the lasttime that happened?