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« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2018, 05:47:09 PM »

24 starts at strong-side linebacker

I guess he can cover at the NCAA level...  SAM in NFL is a good translation to MLB in CFL... hopefully he turns out to be the CFL perfect tweener.

He does look like a guy that works at his craft, at least in the weightroom.  Hopefully it translates onto the field.  We all remember physical specimens like Bloi Dei Dorzon and "best athlete in the CFL" Nic Grigsby didn't pan out...
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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 08:23:33 PM »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Transactions - April 16, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB., April 16, 2018 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed International linebacker Quentin Gause and International defensive back Earl Wolff.

Gause (6'0, 243, Rutgers University, October 30, 1992 in Rochester, NY) played four seasons for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights making 24 starts at strong-side linebacker and recording 190 total career tackles. In his senior season, he received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and was an All-Big Ten Honourable Mention. After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, he spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Denver Broncos.

Wolff (5'11, 210, North Carolina State, December 15, 1989 in Raeford, NC) was drafted 136 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft. In his two seasons with the Eagles, he played in 18 games including seven starts and made 52 total tackles and one interception. Since then, he has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts.

The club has also released International quarterback Josh Straughan.

 
So we add another DB (already have about 100) and cut a QB that looked promising so we could roll into TC with exactly 3 QBs. Hope we add another QB.
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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2018, 08:26:44 PM »

Comparing apples and oranges again I see. We save very little money by not signing Henoc Muamba, because he signed for a very reasonable price, we just move a big price tag out of MLBer to somewhere else in the lineup. Savings? Bupkus. instead of having a proven CFL MLBer and the ability to go 4 IMPS at receiver, we go unproven IMP at the most important defensive position and are forced to play 2 NAT receivers and have a terrible imbalance of our NAT ratio between offence and defence. Poor decision making by Walters this offseason imo. Signing LaFrance to 110k a year just keeps looking worse and worse.

We didn't pay LaFrance that much at all ...
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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 08:32:37 PM »

I don't think it was what we paid LaFrance that caused problems, its what we paid Demski.

Water under the bridge, and we've moved on, we'll see if it was right or wrong in a few months.
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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 08:42:15 PM »

Signing LaFrance to 110k a year just keeps looking worse and worse.

That's why the Riders cut him. We only paid him around $80k.

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/13/bombers-sign-former-riders-canadian-rb-kienan-lafrance/
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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 09:04:34 PM »

That's why the Riders cut him. We only paid him around $80k.

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/13/bombers-sign-former-riders-canadian-rb-kienan-lafrance/
Yep I heard Lafrance got $85k from the Bombers.
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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2018, 09:18:47 PM »

Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton   
The one-year deal for Kienan LaFrance is said to be around 80K. Nice little insurance plan behind @andrewharris33. Putting WIN back in Winnipeg for an offence that looks even better than 2017. #wfp
https://twitter.com/jeffkhamilton/status/963500078823550976
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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2018, 09:29:41 PM »

So we add another DB (already have about 100) and cut a QB that looked promising so we could roll into TC with exactly 3 QBs. Hope we add another QB.

Did we "cut" Straughan, or was there another consideration?  He was "released", does not say at whose behest.  Maybe he got another opportunity...
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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2018, 09:49:00 PM »

Did we "cut" Straughan, or was there another consideration?  He was "released", does not say at whose behest.  Maybe he got another opportunity...

Darren Cameron  @Darren_Cameron 30 minutes ago
We were informed recently that Josh had suffered an injury that would keep him out for months.  This is why he was released.
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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2018, 10:19:40 PM »

Darren Cameron  @Darren_Cameron 30 minutes ago
We were informed recently that Josh had suffered an injury that would keep him out for months.  This is why he was released.

Or there's that...
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« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2018, 12:08:34 AM »

I like the trend of bringing in some size at DB.
Tevin Homer 6-2 190
Travis Howard 6-1 200
Cody Prewitt 6-2 210
and now,
Earl Wolff 5-11 210

No harm in having a few fire hydrants flying around out there.
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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2018, 01:40:43 AM »

Darren Cameron  @Darren_Cameron 30 minutes ago
We were informed recently that Josh had suffered an injury that would keep him out for months.  This is why he was released.
Hopefully we still bring in another camp arm. Have an actual competition for the #3 spot
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« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2018, 11:27:46 AM »

That's why the Riders cut him. We only paid him around $80k.

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/13/bombers-sign-former-riders-canadian-rb-kienan-lafrance/

Ok...that's a better number and I'm glad to hear it, but my point remains the same. I dislike the way Walters had built the ratio this year.
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2018, 12:06:28 PM »

I'm thinking Wolff is a candidate for WLB. Prewitt has more potential to play DB though

Ok...that's a better number and I'm glad to hear it, but my point remains the same. I dislike the way Walters had built the ratio this year.

You gotta build with whats available to you in your means.
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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2018, 12:16:31 PM »

Our defence will not improve if we do that. We don't have the depth. Whether you like it or not, a team is much stronger the more ratio breakers they have.

If only it were as simple as just signing every ratio-breaking NAT you want. Reality says otherwise.

Ok...that's a better number and I'm glad to hear it, but my point remains the same. I dislike the way Walters had built the ratio this year.

Outside of not getting Muamba, what's there to dislike?
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