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 on: Today at 05:35:30 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by blue_gold_84
Did you watch last season, or the IIHF tournament?  PLD80 is ready for #1C...

Last season he further cemented his ability to be 2C based on his production and time.

Imagine thinking playing well at a IIHF tournament matters in terms of the NHL. LOL Cheesy

I'm just relieved you have absolutely no say whatsoever in what the organization does.

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 on: Today at 05:22:06 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius

Haha, of course MOS plays coy and says (paraphrase) "practising with first unit doesn't indicate anything".  He never gives away any info to the other teams.

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 on: Today at 05:06:55 AM 
Started by gobombersgo - Last post by gobombersgo
Way-Too-Early Depth Chart, 2022
by Darrin Bauming May 21 2022

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 on: Today at 04:38:44 AM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by Lincoln Locomotive
I've been saying this for years.  As someone whose only NFL watching is the SB (and maybe the playoffs some years), the stupid kick game instantly stands out as the dumbest thing about the NFL.  Of course, if you never watched the CFL, you wouldn't know how dumb the NFL fair catch is (ignorance is bliss).

Hopefully they listen to Bud.  He knows a thing or two.

In the CFL, every single kick is in danger of a return for TD.  It turns the kick into a suspense play, not a useless take-a-leak play.

Always hated their kicking game and the fact that you can just kill the clock in the final two minutes.   In the CFL the lead can change a few times in the last couple of minutes.    They can have there game and I just never ever watch it.

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 on: Today at 04:27:36 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
@DarrinBauming
13h
Johnny Augustine is RB1 as 12-on-12 team session opens. #Bombers

Doesn't mean he gets the job, but it sure is a hint as to coach thoughts!  I'm gonna say it... I knew it I knew it I knew it!  Stoked for JA27!

Then again, he does have 2 "real", practice-field (and sometimes dressed) years more than BO.  (3 vs 1, not BO's fault -- injury.)  He's had more time to get accustomed to the Bomber O and that much more time soaking in AH33 trade secrets.  If we think of it as we do with OL dev "pipeline" it makes sense that JA has the advantage as long as he's good at his job.

I have zero doubt that even if we run with JA27 to start, BO will see a lot of field time.

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 on: Today at 03:31:42 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
@DarrinBauming
13h
Johnny Augustine is RB1 as 12-on-12 team session opens. #Bombers

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 on: Today at 03:16:54 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
Mike O'Shea's comments - May 21, 2022

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/21/coach-oshea-may-21-2022/

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 on: Today at 02:58:09 AM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by TecnoGenius
I've been saying this for years.  As someone whose only NFL watching is the SB (and maybe the playoffs some years), the stupid kick game instantly stands out as the dumbest thing about the NFL.  Of course, if you never watched the CFL, you wouldn't know how dumb the NFL fair catch is (ignorance is bliss).

Hopefully they listen to Bud.  He knows a thing or two.

In the CFL, every single kick is in danger of a return for TD.  It turns the kick into a suspense play, not a useless take-a-leak play.

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 on: Today at 02:55:56 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
"I couldn't ask for a better experience to start off my career." - Ed Tait

Liam Dobson certainly looks the part - the Winnipeg Blue Bombers sturdy new offensive lineman rocks a killer lumberjack beard and has that grain silo body type that suggests he is more carnivore than herbivore.

He also possesses an infectious exuberance and love of the game that should help him make a smooth transition into a Blue Bombers offensive line room that overflows with it.

"I'm very happy," began Dobson, the Blue Bombers first pick in the 2021 CFL Draft following his first day on the field with the club. "I came in yesterday and got to meet the coaches, the players... get on the film. It was great.

"I love football. I love being around football. The yard off the ball threw me off a bit today when I came out, but it was a great experience learning from some guys in the offensive line room who are phenomenal players and have been phenomenal players for a long time in this league. Overall, I couldn't ask for a better experience to start off my career."

A product of Ottawa who began his college career at the University of Maine before transferring to Texas State, Dobson brings depth to a Blue Bombers line that lost Drew Desjarlais to the New England Patriots, but returns four starters in tackles Stanley Bryant and Jermarcus Hardrick, guard Pat Neufeld, centre Michael Coutue and also has a veteran like Geoff Gray ready for more work.

The Blue Bombers were enamoured with Dobson in selecting him third overall in last year's draft, and that attitude didn?t lessen as he returned to school, then signed with the USFL, only to have that opportunity get spiked due to visa issues. Dobson was in the Chicago Bears mini camp last week before joining the Bombers on Friday.

"He's a big dude and he loves playing football, so we're glad he's here," said Blue Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea. "He had some other opportunities and now he's here with us. It's still early in camp and he'll pick things up quickly, for sure. I think he just loves playing football. He seems like a happy guy, excited to be here and like most of these guys, he just loves playing the game."

Here's what will also serve Dobson well - asked to describe himself as a player he said: "I like to think mean, athletic, nasty - a bunch of fun adjectives or descriptive words I could possibly think of. I like to play physical, nasty with being athletic at the same time."

"We like our guys a certain way in that room, and they hold themselves to a certain standard," added O'Shea. "I don't know if the word 'nasty' doesn?t come to my mind, but they don't take a lot of penalties and they play hard, physical football. He's quite capable of that."

Dobson's athleticism earned him a great deal of notoriety long before he put his name onto a contract with the Bombers this week. His Instagram page features a video of him tipping the scales at 344 pounds before throwing down a dunk and he twice earned a spot on Bruce Feldman's 'College Football Freaks List'.

He's got a witty sense of humour and told us last year in an interview he has drawn inspiration from his younger sister Ainsley, who has Williams syndrome - a rare neurodevelopmental genetic disorder that features 'mild learning or developmental challenges.'

Job #1 for Dobson is to continue to work to fit into the O-line room and get his nose into the playbook.

"Right now I'm just learning," Dobson said. "I got in last night, got with the older guys to learn as much as I possibly can and just be the best player I possibly can, whether that means play right away, play in a year, play part way through the season... I just want to be the best player I can be as soon as I can be and help the team in whatever role I can.

"I knew quite a bit about the group coming in from watching the team a lot last year and prior to Covid, you see a bunch of guys on that team and in that room that are phenomenal players like Stanley, Yoshi, so I'm coming into a room - and it's not just those two guys - that are phenomenal players and have been phenomenal players and they're nice guys, they're accepting.

"I came in yesterday and we're already joking around, talking," he added. "It's not like other teams where those guys are 'The' guys. The entire offensive line room is part of the team. They're a unit. Everyone's together. I just learned that last night, but prior to last night I knew they were a great group physically on the field, so I'm excited to be a part of it."

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/21/i-couldnt-ask-for-a-better-experience-to-start-off-my-career/

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 on: Today at 01:17:10 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by GOLDMEMBER
If anyone else has been waiting on this:

@Darren_Cameron
Tomorrow's practice (Sunday) is approximately 8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. at IG Field. Open to the public.
thanks Golden Hat! Smiley

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