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 on: Today at 02:22:17 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by theaardvark
I disagree.  Jennings is a wildcard and it's imperative we don't give OTT a run game.  I play Biggie if I have him.  You could always sub him out when things look in hand.

Granted, without Madu or Harris, their O is far weaker, but sometimes the new guys surprise.  And it's not like Madu was getting anything done anyhow.

All that said, I'd put Biggie 50/50 as the GD scratch.

Other than Biggie, who are you going to scratch and not leave us shorthanded?

 on: Today at 02:12:58 PM 
Started by Pigskin - Last post by BlueInCgy
I have to wonder how hurt BLM actually is.  The shine is off Arbuckle now, which is to be expected, and with the exception of Carey, there offense has been pretty bad for a number of games now, be it the drops, the number of sacks (TO had what, three in the first quarter).  They have had a pretty soft first third of the season, and have managed to keep ahead of the basement boyz, part of me thinks it's a bit of strategy on their behalf to have a fresh QB come in for the harder part of the season.  I guess week 8 & 9 will show it, as their D alone won't beat the Bombers or Eskimos, and it's unlikely they get 6 turnovers.  Lose both of those games and they are in a pretty big hole, and will have to focus on keeping ahead of whichever of the Lions or Riders sweeps their head to head.

 on: Today at 02:03:19 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Waffler
I think they are being cautious with Matthews. In the practices I've been to he was our best receiver. It's a matter of time before he shows it in games.

 on: Today at 02:00:10 PM 
Started by Pigskin - Last post by booch
yeah he is met with tacklers almost immediately...imagine him running behind our line...or be used in space with passes like Andrew...

 on: Today at 01:54:28 PM 
Started by Pigskin - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
The airlift must be about to happen in Toronto. If Wilder is getting big bucks he may be the 1st to go. Not enough production and very inconsistent as a RB.

MBT is not the answer but do they have another choice at the moment?

What I noticed is Wilder has no blocking to run behind, he gets the ball and has to fight for every yard which increases the possibility of turnovers happening.

 on: Today at 01:52:57 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by BlueInCgy
Sinopoli is still a deep threat, so they are a bit of a one trick pony. 

I think Rick Campbell thinks that he lost Sinopoli in FA as well, based on his numbers to date.

 on: Today at 01:49:06 PM 
Started by Fire101 - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
Investment doesn't equal gambling.

All you have to do is look at Amroise's resume and then look at what so many other sports leagues have (or are) doing and it becomes pretty obvious that trying to grow the game internationally is a reasonable approach. The gambling vs investment nonsense is not even worthy of discussing.

The only other credible argument I can think of is the opportunity cost of the initiative, but what are the other viable alternatives? The league has been focusing domestically since the failed US expansion ended in flames in '95. If there was room for any more transformative growth within Canada, I'm pretty sure we would have seen some (any?) evidence of that by now.

 on: Today at 01:30:15 PM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by Blue In BC
It was in the stat package too, but it has little or nothing to do with his deep ball accuracy.

Several of his TD's were big plays with extremely accurate throws. So yes it has everything to do with his deep ball accuracy. He's throwing deeper passes than last year while maintaining high % completion rate.

Average yardage per completions:

Nichols 12.57

Masoli 12.74

Reilly 11.21

Harris 11.94

Fajardo 13.69

Arbuckle 12.69

Obviously the average yardage per completion is only a partial factor on accuracy on long balls. As we've seen, a 2 yard pass can be taken to the house just as well as a 40 yard bomb with YAC added on.

Look at our top receivers and the average yardage per reception and the average completion per attempt.

The only " low " stat is total receiving yardage.

All in all he' doing well. Would I like to see a 400 yard passing game? Certainly.

 on: Today at 01:28:37 PM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by GCn18
I think the reason that Nichols is hitting more deep balls this year is that he realized or was told that it was a weakness and he worked on it in the off season. That being said, someone on the other site posted some stats that show he's still in the bottom half of QB's on deep ball accuracy.

I'm not sure what stat would measure deep ball accuracy. Perhaps you could provide the stat and expand.

 on: Today at 01:27:40 PM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by John T.
It's funny how a QB's skills seem to be directly related to the speed and abilities of his receivers.

It's almost like Matt Nichols is a better QB this year because he has better, faster receivers this year.

Or maybe Mike Reilly is a lot worse this year because he hasn't got a strong corps of receivers like he did in Edmonton.

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