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Jesse
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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2018, 07:50:22 PM »

I never dismissed that.  I agree that WIL isn't broken.  But I'm looking at the bigger picture here.  We have tremendous depth at WIL, and nothing at MLB.  If one of the WIL LB's can also play MLB, then why not take a look to see if they guy is a fit?  Booch very nicely articulated in his analysis that it appears Santos Knox would be a good fit at MLB.  But there's only one way to find out for sure...

We have tremendous depth at WIL? I can't think of a single person on the roster I'd want replacing JSK if he moved to MLB.
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2018, 07:59:40 PM »

We have tremendous depth at WIL? I can't think of a single person on the roster I'd want replacing JSK if he moved to MLB.
Okay, when I say tremendous I mean JSK and Wild; 2 legit starters when healthy.  Wild's injuries have made him less reliable though.   
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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2018, 09:43:05 PM »

Thing with JSK was prior to being here he was primarily an inside linebacker..so what he was asked to do here in his starts was more of a learning thing for him and sliding back to the . Middle would not be foreign or something of concern

Position wise it is a bit different American to Canadian and some different things responsibility and scheme wise but essentially pretty easy to go from one game to the other

But in his sample size he showed all the attributes of being able to play the position...and if you watch a lot of film of the last 6 games or so you will see he was playing a more middle linebacker role..and flowing to the play.

We actually used some new fronts and looks and a lot of it was a form of a 3-4 with different roles and use of our ends and KKNOX as well..using him..and different e d's as edge rushers and almost in a ty Jones and Quick Parker role...somerbing I hope and think we may expand on.

With what we have currently signed for d-lineman..poop and Nevis.. with ekakite and our current ends I can see us using this as a high pressure style where an online is going to have to try and guess where the pressure is going to   come from and utilize the athletism of our ends.

I wouldn't be surprised if we take a run at Willie Jefferson and have him in this combination.. it might be at the expense of Westerman and ratio change  but would make our front pretty potent
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« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2018, 09:44:59 PM »

Willie Jefferson re-signed with the Riders: http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/freaky-athletic-defender-willie-jefferson-extends-contract-with-riders/
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« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2018, 10:58:53 PM »


I have to call horse feathers on that report from 3DownNation. There's no other report anywhere (TSN, CFL, etc.) on him re-signing back in November; not even the Roughriders organization itself announced an extension.

He's still listed as a pending free agent on CFL.ca: https://www.cfl.ca/fa18/#SSKFA
As of Nov. 30, he was listed as a pending FA by the Riders: https://www.riderville.com/2017/11/30/cfl-issued-list-pending-free-agents/

Unless it's simply a matter of 3DN catching wind of it but it remains unofficial. Who knows what's what in Jonestown.
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« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2018, 01:47:23 PM »

I have to call horse feathers on that report from 3DownNation. There's no other report anywhere (TSN, CFL, etc.) on him re-signing back in November; not even the Roughriders organization itself announced an extension.

He's still listed as a pending free agent on CFL.ca: https://www.cfl.ca/fa18/#SSKFA
As of Nov. 30, he was listed as a pending FA by the Riders: https://www.riderville.com/2017/11/30/cfl-issued-list-pending-free-agents/

Unless it's simply a matter of 3DN catching wind of it but it remains unofficial. Who knows what's what in Jonestown.

That's an odd one and a good observation. I would lean towards your bolded sentence but who knows.
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« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2018, 02:43:15 PM »

Willie Jefferson is a great player but DE isn't an area of weakness and he'd be a very expensive acquisition. Even if we lose Westerman DE is not the biggest area needing improvement although he is a ratio imperative.

Interesting thought though. I am looking to seeing Jeffcoat and Okpa in their 2nd seasons.
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« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2018, 06:11:01 PM »

I have to call horse feathers on that report from 3DownNation. There's no other report anywhere (TSN, CFL, etc.) on him re-signing back in November; not even the Roughriders organization itself announced an extension.

He's still listed as a pending free agent on CFL.ca: https://www.cfl.ca/fa18/#SSKFA
As of Nov. 30, he was listed as a pending FA by the Riders: https://www.riderville.com/2017/11/30/cfl-issued-list-pending-free-agents/

Unless it's simply a matter of 3DN catching wind of it but it remains unofficial. Who knows what's what in Jonestown.

I remember that announcement as well but I believe since that time Jefferson has been to several NFL camps, so he has no legal signed contract with the Riders.
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