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« on: January 11, 2018, 04:14:47 PM »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add Defensive Back to Roster

WINNIPEG, MB., January 11, 2018 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed International defensive back Eric Patterson.

Patterson (5-10, 193, Ball State University, February 5, 1993 in Tampa, FL) played four seasons with the Cardinals playing in 41 total games and starting 28 times. In his collegiate career, he recorded 189 total tackles and had six interceptions. In his senior season, he had 23 kick returns and averaged 25.7 yards.

Patterson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New England Patriots in 2015 and has been on the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, and Cleveland Browns? practice squads.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 04:18:20 PM »

Seems like the kind of guy who would do well in the CFL. Undrafted guy but obviously had a lot of drive and talent to get several looks in the NFL. Those kind of players always come in hungry.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 04:19:07 PM »

Aards, maybe this is our TJ Heath replacement  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 04:19:37 PM »

Hmmm.....another small DB....Ritchie Hall has a penchant for them!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »

Hmmm.....another small DB....Ritchie Hall has a penchant for them!
And his scouting report actually has him listed at 5'9". 
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 04:25:50 PM »

And his scouting report actually has him listed at 5'9". 

That's fine. You want guys who excel in coverage and players who excel in coverage and have those big frames play in the NFL. The little guys have the deck stacked against them in the NFL but are often the ones who work out great in the CFL, provided they can actually cover. Better to have a short guy in the receivers hip pocket than a tall guy three steps behind.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 04:26:43 PM »

That's fine. You want guys who excel in coverage and players who excel in coverage and have those big frames play in the NFL. The little guys have the deck stacked against them in the NFL but are often the ones who work out great in the CFL. Better to have a short guy in the receivers hip pocket than a tall guy three steps behind.
I just remember everyone complaining when we had Suber and Washington and they would always get beat by the taller receivers, especially on end zone jump balls. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 04:30:07 PM »

Dates: 04/01/15
Height: 5092
Weight: 197
40 Yrd Dash: 4.52
20 Yrd Dash: 2.57
10 Yrd Dash: 1.56    
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18
Vertical Jump: 36 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.34
3-Cone Drill: 7.01


3" shorter that TJ, but 20 lbs heavier, with a 1/2" higher vertical.  18 reps vs. 6 for TJ.

Sounds like this guy has a little beef to him.  Hung around NFL PR's for a couple years, no indication of what he did last year...

More for TC.

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 04:34:29 PM »

I just remember everyone complaining when we had Suber and Washington and they would always get beat by the taller receivers, especially on end zone jump balls. 

That didn't happen as often as people suggest.

Also, Jovon Johnson is 5'9" and has been a standout at CB for a lot of years.  I like tall, lanky DBs as much as the next guy, but I like smart, fast ones more......
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 04:36:25 PM »

I just remember everyone complaining when we had Suber and Washington and they would always get beat by the taller receivers, especially on end zone jump balls. 

Those guys, especially Suber, could cover though. That's what you get in the CFL a lot of the time. Suber had NFL quality coverage skills but not anywhere near the size so he was passed over.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 04:36:45 PM »

That didn't happen as often as people suggest.

Also, Jovon Johnson is 5'9" and has been a standout at CB for a lot of years.  I like tall, lanky DBs as much as the next guy, but I like smart, fast ones more......
I recall other teams would often pick on Suber in the end zone.

Interesting on Jovon. I thought he was taller than that.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 04:38:31 PM »

The thing is does the taller receiver stuff hold as much value now with new PI rules?  I mean it used to be with the one hand fighting and what not the bigger taller receiver could muscle their way to the ball but now no one is allowed to muscle their way anymore
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 04:46:07 PM »

   
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18

3" shorter that TJ, but 20 lbs heavier, with a 1/2" higher vertical.  18 reps vs. 6 for TJ.

Sounds like this guy has a little beef to him.  Hung around NFL PR's for a couple years, no indication of what he did last year...

More for TC.

That's a pretty impressive bench number for a smaller guy.  For what it's worth, Mason Woods, an OL who outweighs Patterson by almost 150 pounds, managed the same number of reps in his pro day.  Dariusz Bladek, another OL who outweighs him by 100, only managed 4 more reps.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 04:54:17 PM »

That's a pretty impressive bench number for a smaller guy.  For what it's worth, Mason Woods, an OL who outweighs Patterson by almost 150 pounds, managed the same number of reps in his pro day.  Dariusz Bladek, another OL who outweighs him by 100, only managed 4 more reps.

Shorter arms = more reps on the bench press.
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 05:10:38 PM »

And his scouting report actually has him listed at 5'9". 

He's almost identical to Brian Walker 5'-9" 195 lbs.
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 05:15:54 PM »

Johnathan Hefney is also 5'9" according to his wikipedia page.
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 07:11:42 PM »

That didn't happen as often as people suggest.

Also, Jovon Johnson is 5'9" and has been a standout at CB for a lot of years.  I like tall, lanky DBs as much as the next guy, but I like smart, fast ones more......

I miss Juran Bolden
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 07:30:42 PM »

Johnathan Hefney is also 5'9" according to his wikipedia page.

And was the best DHB I've seen with the Bombers.
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 07:53:42 PM »

And was the best DHB I've seen with the Bombers.

Did you miss Rod Hill playing days?
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 08:04:02 PM »

And was the best DHB I've seen with the Bombers.

Clearly, you missed Kyries Hebert in his prime.  And one of the best Bomber DB's, ever, was a local kid named Norm Rauhaus - 12 seasons with the BB, 37 INT's, 185 tackles and 4 consecutive GC rings.  I had the pleasure of playing midget football under him for 3 years.

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 08:07:37 PM »

The trend in the CFL is taller receivers who can snag the jump balls which in the Red Zone is $$.  I don?t have an issue per se with short DBs however you need a few back there with size to win battles in the end zone.  We often came up short on jump balls.....
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2018, 08:09:03 PM »

Clearly, you missed Kyries Hebert in his prime.  And one of the best Bomber DB's, ever, was a local kid named Norm Rauhaus - 12 seasons with the BB, 37 INT's, 185 tackles and 4 consecutive GC rings.  I had the pleasure of playing midget football under him for 3 years.


yep....Juran Bolden wasn?t too shabby either.
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2018, 08:10:05 PM »

yep....Juran Bolden wasn?t too shabby either.

Thought JB was a corner?
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2018, 08:16:46 PM »

JB and Rod Hill were CB's

A guy I would have on my all-time Bomber defense would be Bobby Evans. Guy could ball.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 08:20:51 PM »

Bolden was a corner by definition...but he kind of played a rogue role a lot where he would just go and match up with the other teams best threat and play man and just shut em down.

Roy Bennett too was a phenomenal DB...One of the best cover guys i seen come through here too...
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2018, 08:40:09 PM »

Did you miss Rod Hill playing days?

I'm way too young for that, lol.

Clearly, you missed Kyries Hebert in his prime.  And one of the best Bomber DB's, ever, was a local kid named Norm Rauhaus - 12 seasons with the BB, 37 INT's, 185 tackles and 4 consecutive GC rings.  I had the pleasure of playing midget football under him for 3 years.

Hebert played safety for us, iirc.
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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 08:51:15 PM »

I'm way too young for that, lol.

Hebert played safety for us, iirc.

I remember it that way, too.
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« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2018, 09:03:06 PM »

And was the best DHB I've seen with the Bombers.

One of the better Bomber CBs not yet mentioned would be David Shaw.

Specifically at the DHB spot, Vince Phason was noteworthy as well. 

On Edit:  I can't believe I forgot to mention Ken Hailey, best DHB I've seen play for the Bombers.  Harold Nash was no slouch either.  And I would be remiss if I failed to mention my great-uncle Ian Gibb, who played DHB for the Bombers from 1949-52.  Of course, he also played Flying Wing, so it might not be an apples-to-apples comparison....
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« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 09:04:58 PM »

Well for this dude is not another Carmichael!
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