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 91 
 on: February 20, 2019, 01:22:42 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
How do you know they are scary bad?? We have no idea if a couple of these new imports impress and end up being great players.

You can't just keep signing recycled players until you say you have a great set of guys.

We do not. Maybe this is the year we finally find some great players at the position. However, this was the import list of 2018:

Darvin Adams
Weston Dressler
Adarius Bowman
Ryan Lankford
Chris Givens
Myles White
A.J Coney
Donteea Dye
Dominique Reed
Tony Stevens
Corey Washington

This was the import list of 2017:

Darvin Adams
Weston Dressler
Clarence Denmark
Kenny Stafford
TJ Thorpe
Gerrard Sheppard
Kieren Duncan
Quinshad Davis
TJ Lowder
Larry Raper

On paper, our import receivers would be among the weakest in the league. Outside of Darvin, the 2019 list has little CFL experience. Kenbrell Thompkins was probably our most impactful find last year and he had 421 receiving yards and 1 TD. "A lot of potential" could easily describe the lists of the last three years. Call a spade a spade, this is one area of the football club where we struggle, and have for the past several years. Somehow it's gotten worse this year. At least so far.

 92 
 on: February 20, 2019, 12:14:24 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Leroy
His name is Darvin Adams.

Darwin Adams?

 93 
 on: February 20, 2019, 12:06:07 PM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by Jesse
Makes sense to me when your AAF QB is about as effective as a #6 receiver! ...  I jest... well, kinda.

P.S. I agree with Aards that AAF is at least a minor talking point at the CBA meetings... and if it had been wildly successful it would be more so.  It's like pricing out a house: you look at comparables.  The comparable is NFL and AAF.


Except neither are comparable.

 94 
 on: February 20, 2019, 11:53:26 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by GCn18
I think Matthews was the only Rogers/Zylstra-level find in the last 10 years?!!  Denmark was up there, but not star #1 GC-winning Rogers-style great.

I think you have to go back to Stegall to find another true CFL-top receiver find by WPG scouts, right?  That's a horrible batting average.  However, we are getting waaay better at scouting D talent.  Maybe the current scouts should handle D and we hire a new guy to scout O.


Last year we didn't really get much benefit from Rigmaiden's scouting because it generally takes scouts a year to build up their prospect lists when they change teams. We may see an improvement in some areas of our scouting with Rigmaiden having a full year on the job now.

 95 
 on: February 20, 2019, 09:38:29 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Bombers still were the highest scoring team and gave up the 2nd least amount of points. The defense and offense were each on the field for similar time and the defense was NOT on the field for 2/3's of the game.

The games we lost, we generally lost TOP badly until it was near/in garbage time.  You just knew our D was gassed by the 3rd and the 3rd/4th is when we gave up the big plays to lose the game.  I always watch the TOP intently in the 1st half as it's a good indication of the way it's going to go.  D can only hold for so long.  If it's lopsided by more than 6 mins or so after half you know it's going to be tough sledding.

In the WF it was amazing just how long the D was able to hold on after getting almost no (and always short!) breaks.

 96 
 on: February 20, 2019, 08:23:27 AM 
Started by Leroy - Last post by TecnoGenius
IAN WILD:

I think he really deserves his own thread, but I'll post here instead, for now.  A Bomber essentially since '13, Wild has been one of the most loyal and consistent on our D.  He was rumoured to have taken a big pay cut to stay in B&G for '18.  He never lost faith in our team and its ability to move forward.

And he was a fan fave.  At least he was one of my faves.  The only downside I would comment on is he caught the injury bug a lot.  I always found that surprising for such a stout guy.

I'm quite surprised TOR picked him up (I thought he'd retire), and I'm happy he gets to continue playing, as he obviously wants to.  I hope he's a monster on Will, except against B&G where I hope he can't catch up to our jet sweep, gets fooled by Nichols pass option, and whiffs on runs from AH33 et al.

Thanks for all the years and hard work Ian.  It didn't go without notice!!

 97 
 on: February 20, 2019, 08:10:37 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Ahhhhhh

Chris Matthews
Clarence Denmark

To name a few.

I think Matthews was the only Rogers/Zylstra-level find in the last 10 years?!!  Denmark was up there, but not star #1 GC-winning Rogers-style great.

I think you have to go back to Stegall to find another true CFL-top receiver find by WPG scouts, right?  That's a horrible batting average.  However, we are getting waaay better at scouting D talent.  Maybe the current scouts should handle D and we hire a new guy to scout O.

 98 
 on: February 20, 2019, 08:02:25 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by TecnoGenius
Paying your QB, your top WR and your start DE the same money as your #6 receiver is a great demonstration in socialism, but I can just imagine it is not a great locker-room glue item.

Makes sense to me when your AAF QB is about as effective as a #6 receiver! ...  I jest... well, kinda.

P.S. I agree with Aards that AAF is at least a minor talking point at the CBA meetings... and if it had been wildly successful it would be more so.  It's like pricing out a house: you look at comparables.  The comparable is NFL and AAF.

 99 
 on: February 20, 2019, 07:51:27 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Last year we put up a lot of points buy how many of that was from our kicker. There was a lot of games where we came out of the gate really flat and didn't do anything until the 2 or even the 3 quarter. Again yes we put up a lot a points but as a group of receivers we could and should be better.

Booch is right, '18 was the year of the Bomber TD, not the year of the Medlock kick.  Meddy's year was '17, that was the monster FG year.  I was actually shocked by how few FGs Meddy had shots at in '18... seemed like we always went the distance or were stopped out of range.

Hand it to Meddy though, he sure continues to improve on punting!

 100 
 on: February 20, 2019, 06:23:44 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Pigskin
As a unit our Canadian receivers are right up at the top of the CFL. On the other hand our America talent is lacking.

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