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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 04:41:25 PM »

You know what this suggest to me?  (at the risk of reading too much into it).

It suggests that the Bombers didn't so much give up on Davis, as they saw a one year window to pick up an experienced former starter, and take a run at a Grey Cup.  Along with the Bowman move, I think maybe Walters is going to go balls out in free agency to try and get it this year, and deal with the fiscal consequence and roster turnover next year. 

That would be known as the "Taman folly".
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 04:45:44 PM »

That would be known as the "Taman folly".

No. The Taman folly is backloading contracts into subsequent years until the house of cards falls down around you. Loading up for a season to take a run at the Grey Cup is not a bad thing if it's done right.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 05:04:37 PM »

glad to see Dom get another chance... hope it works out for him... hated to see both him and Dan go, but sometimes it is what it is...
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 07:03:40 PM »

That would be known as the "Taman folly".

Not when we're going into a new CBA period in 2019 and a multitude of players are signing 1 year deals. In 2019 we're potentially going to see Goosen, Loffler, Couture, Harris and some other critical Canadians headed to free agency. Certainly they could sign extentions during this season but I would expect players to be taking a wait and see what 2019 brings.

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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 07:11:00 PM »

Not when we're going into a new CBA period in 2019 and a multitude of players are signing 1 year deals. In 2019 we're potentially going to see Goosen, Loffler, Couture, Harris and some other critical Canadians headed to free agency. Certainly they could sign extentions during this season but I would expect players to be taking a wait and see what 2019 brings.



The Bombers aren't the only ones who have to live with that reality though, all teams will face that challenge and if the SMS goes up, it goes up for everyone. Unless we somehow have way more NIs coming up than other teams (which I don't believe is true) we'll be just fine.
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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 07:14:59 PM »

The Bombers aren't the only ones who have to live with that reality though, all teams will face that challenge and if the SMS goes up, it goes up for everyone. Unless we somehow have way more NIs coming up than other teams (which I don't believe is true) we'll be just fine.

I think that will be a universal problem next year. However, it still leads to a lot of uncertainty about our core nucleus. Therefore, we should, imo, take a hard run at it this year.
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2018, 07:17:06 PM »

I think that will be a universal problem next year. However, it still leads to a lot of uncertainty about our core nucleus. Therefore, we should, imo, take a hard run at it this year.

You said it better than I did but that was where I was going with my comment.
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2018, 07:18:01 PM »

I think that will be a universal problem next year. However, it still leads to a lot of uncertainty about our core nucleus. Therefore, we should, imo, take a hard run at it this year.

Yes, true, I agree. In the CFL though - pretty much every team should be making a hard run every year.
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2018, 07:32:04 PM »

Not much of an insurance policy for Ottawa. When we needed he last year, he could pull the trigger.
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2018, 07:34:56 PM »

Yes, true, I agree. In the CFL though - pretty much every team should be making a hard run every year.

that's why I said earlier that given the reality of 1 year contracts your best year to win the cup is always the next year...  anything beyond a year out is and you're left guessing as to who may be on the team...

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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 07:36:20 PM »

that's why I said earlier that given the reality of 1 year contracts your best year to win the cup is always the next year...  anything beyond a year out is and you're left guessing as to who may be on the team...



Ya - and I think even before 1-year contracts were so talked about, with 8 other teams you can go from worst to best in a hurry.
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2018, 10:06:46 PM »

You know what this suggest to me?  (at the risk of reading too much into it).

It suggests that the Bombers didn't so much give up on Davis, as they saw a one year window to pick up an experienced former starter, and take a run at a Grey Cup.  Along with the Bowman move, I think maybe Walters is going to go balls out in free agency to try and get it this year, and deal with the fiscal consequence and roster turnover next year. 

^^ THIS!  Spend all the leftover '17 SMS and the entire '18 SMS, and even pull some Jones' tricks to squeeze in more.  We need to be like SSK in '13, keep spending, keep acquiring, caps be damned.  That's how you win a GC.

Make it happen in '18!
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 02:55:11 AM »

I don't know its so much as Walters is making a balls out run at the grey cup but he saw 2 veteran players coming off of down years and picked them up relatively cheap--it was 2 shrewd moves by Walters, he didn't back the truck up and irresponsibly dump money at these 2 guys, he got a hreat bang for his buck and didn't mortgage the farm on either move, that's just smart management
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 03:06:07 AM »

Not when we're going into a new CBA period in 2019 and a multitude of players are signing 1 year deals. In 2019 we're potentially going to see Goosen, Loffler, Couture, Harris and some other critical Canadians headed to free agency. Certainly they could sign extentions during this season but I would expect players to be taking a wait and see what 2019 brings.

And if you add Americans like Cory Johnson and Jackson Jeffcoat I think next year will be harder than this year to keep the team together. That is unless the SMS goes up by a noticeable amount.
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 03:09:10 AM »

I don't know its so much as Walters is making a balls out run at the grey cup but he saw 2 veteran players coming off of down years and picked them up relatively cheap--it was 2 shrewd moves by Walters, he didn't back the truck up and irresponsibly dump money at these 2 guys, he got a hreat bang for his buck and didn't mortgage the farm on either move, that's just smart management
He did the same when he picked up Dressler. Not sure if Harris took a cut when he signed with the Bombers but he might be another example.
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