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« Reply #180 on: January 11, 2019, 07:50:30 PM »

I can't believe the people around here who want to get rid of Demski. We finally get a decent Canadian receiver and people want to replace him with players who are not only unproven but play a different receiver role. He does make a lot of money but that is what Canadian starters get. And you'll never see them eliminate the ratio. The CFLPA will never allow it.

you are absolutely right... it's a shame really, the organization that is supposed to represent all of the players in the CFL, the CFLPA, seems to only be looking out for half of them...
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« Reply #181 on: January 11, 2019, 08:31:33 PM »

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/01/11/free-agent-forecast/

Pretty good synopsis by Ed Tait.
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« Reply #182 on: January 11, 2019, 08:56:41 PM »

That's funny, the last time we won I was drooling. Haha.
I was probably drooling too, but I was 47 and somewhat inebriated at the end.
I'll see another one even if i have to come back and haunt somebody!
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« Reply #183 on: January 11, 2019, 10:07:51 PM »

I know what if's don't mean much. I know Calgary had significant injuries going into the playoff.

It just seemed that our bad luck with losing JSK and Bighill's injuries tipped the scales towards the Stamps for the WDF on the day.

We lost the last two previous seasons in WSF by small margins after good leads evaporated.

Just seems we're snake bit at times. Just the wrong thing at the wrong time. It's hard to swallow I know.

Add to that we've lost the GC the last 5 times we've played in the game.92,93, 01,07 and 11
I was 26 the last time we won a Grey Cup. I also think that we are snake bit.
92-We play a Calgary team with Flutie at QB indoors.
93-The year we owned Edmonton during the regular season but lost Dunigan to an achilles injury in a meaningless game.
01-IMO the one that hurts the most. I still can't get over that one.
07=Kevin Glenn suffers a broken arm in the EF.
11-We had the defence but not a good offence and playing BC in BC Place didn't help.
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« Reply #184 on: January 14, 2019, 11:50:16 PM »

BOMBERS SELECT THREE PLAYERS IN INAUGURAL CFL/LFA DRAFT

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, like all their Canadian Football League counterparts, have long scoured football fields south of the border for talent.

And now they've officially gone even further south.

The Bombers selected three players in the first-ever CFL/Liga Americano Professional Draft Monday morning in Mexico City, grabbing defensive back Sergio Shiaffino Perez of the Saltillo Dinos of the LFA eighth overall, followed by two players in the university ranks: safety Eduardo Manuel Hernandez Reyes of the Univerisidad de las Americas Puebla and kicker Gabriel Amavizca Ortiz of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla.

All three players will likely attend rookie camp in the spring, although details of their designation - whether they'd count as nationals, internationals, or fall under some other category - won't be determined until a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified. How they might compete against CFL veterans, former NFLers and college talent from the NCAA or USports is of some debate right now, but won't be truly determined until the prospects get on Canadian fields.

"We've gone to the (CFL) regional combines and there is some talent here that is comparable to regional combines," Bombers GM Kyle Walters told Dave Taylor of TSN on the weekend. "I don't think it's far-fetched to say that - I don't know if they could make a roster - but some of these kids can fit in at a training camp. And after a training camp, whether you make the team or not depends on injuries and a lot of things. Certainly, based on what I saw today there are some kids that could come to CFL training camps and compete."

Sunday's combine featured 51 players, with each of the CFL teams selecting three prospects in Monday's draft. Both Walters and Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea attended last Sunday's combine, all part of CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie's CFL 2.0 blueprint for growing the game beyond our borders. There have already been discussions about staging another combine in Europe to mine the talent there.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/01/14/bombers-select-three-players-inaugural-cfl-lfa-draft/
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« Reply #185 on: January 15, 2019, 12:37:42 PM »

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#Bombers have re-signed the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Adam Bighill to a three-year extension. #FortheW

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Adam Bighill

Five time CFL All-Star linebacker remains in Blue and Gold through 2021

WINNIPEG, MB., January 15, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed linebacker Adam Bighill to a three-year contract extension. Bighill was to become a free agent next month.

Coming off a spectacular season, Bighill claimed the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player recognition for the second time in his career (2015). In 2018, Bighill was dominant; he recorded 105 tackles while adding four sacks, four tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and a league-leading four forced fumbles. His 127 defensive plays were the third-most in the league last season.

"It was pretty well documented that going into this offseason, re-signing Adam was a very big priority for us," said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. "We were able to get discussions going and once we did, things moved well and I think both sides are comfortable with the agreement and excited about the future. Adam is a heck of a football player, a great leader, and we?re thrilled to keep him in Winnipeg."

Prior to joining Winnipeg at the onset of training camp last season, Bighill had spent the previous season in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. He played six seasons with the BC Lions (2011-2016) prior to joining New Orleans following the 2016 season. Bighill is a five-time CFL All-Star and six-time Western Division All-Star.

Over his six CFL seasons, the linebacker has recorded a total of 614 defensive tackles, 37 sacks, ten interceptions, two defensive touchdowns and 12 forced fumbles. He has recorded four 100-plus tackle seasons (including 105 last season), and has never missed the playoffs as a member of a CFL club. Bighill has played 117 regular season games, starting in 103.

Adam will also be joining Wellington-Altus Private Wealth in the off-season as an Investment Advisor. "In the past we have had great success in supporting local curler Jennifer Jones by providing a flexible work schedule as she continued to pursue her curling career," said Charlie Spiring, Chairman and Founder of Wellington-Altus. "We look forward to having Adam join our team as an Investment Advisor as he continues to put his focus on winning a Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers."

Bighill, along with his family, will be making Winnipeg their home while also being heavily involved in the community, including being one of the organization's lead ambassadors for the Tackle Bullying program.
https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/01/15/bombers-re-sign-cfls-outstanding-defensive-player-adam-bighill/

Bombers make Adam Bighill the highest paid defensive player in the CFL
By Justin Dunk  January 15, 2019

Adam Bighill's new contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers makes him the highest paid defensive player in the CFL, per sources.

Bighill's three-year contract extension will pay him a signing bonus of $105,000 included in $230,000 of hard money in the first season. There is a massive $750,000-plus in hard money over the length of the agreement.

The signing bonus cannot be paid until a new CBA is ratified under a decree set forth by the CFL.

Winnipeg signed Bighill to a one-year, $175,000 deal prior to the 2018 season. He anchored the Bombers in the middle while extinguishing any debate surrounding defensive coordinator Richie Hall. Under Bighill's leadership, the Bombers allowed 375 offensive points, the second least in the league behind the Calgary's 321, while forcing 49 takeaways, tied for the most in the CFL.

The 30-year-old made 105 tackles, forced four fumbles, recorded four sacks and snagged two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown during the 2018 season, earning Bighill the CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
 
Bighill should be well worth the investment for Winnipeg.
https://3downnation.com/2019/01/15/bombers-make-adam-bighill-the-highest-paid-defensive-player-in-the-cfl/
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« Reply #186 on: January 15, 2019, 05:51:35 PM »

I am not surprised. Adam loved it here. This adds a lot of credibility to the organization. Resigning a player like Adam is big in the eye's of other CFL free agents.
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« Reply #187 on: January 16, 2019, 10:39:46 PM »

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Kyle Walters says the #Bombers have agreed to terms with National O-lineman Michael Couture @MCouture59. Couture still needs to put pen to paper, but now he will (assumedly) not hit free agency February 12.

Critical signing, as he enters his fourth CFL season in Winnipeg.
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« Reply #188 on: January 16, 2019, 10:58:52 PM »

Hardly a critical signing unless we lose at least one of our NI starting OL. Couture is in tough against Gray IMO.
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« Reply #189 on: January 17, 2019, 03:33:35 AM »

Hardly a critical signing unless we lose at least one of our NI starting OL. Couture is in tough against Gray IMO.

You can never have enough Nat OL... Couture can be an effective 6th man / jumbo team guy...  Gray will be a starter at OG.  They aren't competing for anything.  And if we get an injury at OT, and we need ratio help,  Gray slides out.

Hardly a pivotal move, but hardly inconsequential.
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« Reply #190 on: January 17, 2019, 01:27:26 PM »

If Dereck Jones is not healthy enough to come back as a FA is there any thought of a player like Courtney Stephen replacing him. Stephen is a FA, Nat from Hammy that plays DB, Safety and ST. At 22  and 6'1 199 has good size and was a 2nd round DP for Hammy. If brought along properly could be a Nat we could use in our back field.
Does anyone know anything about him or his play?
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« Reply #191 on: January 17, 2019, 02:09:39 PM »

If Dereck Jones is not healthy enough to come back as a FA is there any thought of a player like Courtney Stephen replacing him. Stephen is a FA, Nat from Hammy that plays DB, Safety and ST. At 22  and 6'1 199 has good size and was a 2nd round DP for Hammy. If brought along properly could be a Nat we could use in our back field.
Does anyone know anything about him or his play?

Jones isn't a free agent but he missed most of 2018 with an injury and I don't know what it was or what his prognosis might be.

Stephen is older than 22. He's 30? this year In any case he'd be a decent pick up but what his SMS might be is the question.

I'm not expecting Hecht or Morgan back so we'll need another player even if we re-sign Loffler. Potentially only Conteh in the wings. Might be a draft choice we're looking at for positional depth?

I'd be looking more at Adeleke as a possible addition in free agency. Younger and seems to have some good upside. Might also be more willing to change teams although he's from back east.
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« Reply #192 on: January 17, 2019, 02:35:51 PM »

Stephan was a former starter at one point, and can still step in and start, and has tenure as a National..so SMS wise not much of a value.

Jones I believe was an ACL injury....but was repaired early in the year so no reason he won't be ready for TC...So as it stands we have Jones, Conteh and the 2018 pick Frilotte or however it is spelled back to compete for the safety position, so we are not in desperate to "have" to sign anyone or else territory at the moment, but a proven starter would be nice, though I truly think that we would be just fine with Jones or Conteh there playing a traditional safety role..Conteh I think is going to be a good one and he is in his 3rd year now...so he knows whats going on and is a hitter

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« Reply #193 on: January 17, 2019, 06:13:52 PM »

Blue Bombers Re-sign CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Stanley Bryant to One-Year Contract Extension

WINNIPEG, MB., January 17, 2019  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed the league's back-to-back Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Stanley Bryant, to a one-year contract extension.

Bryant earned his fourth league All-Star award in 2018 and was awarded the league's Most Outstanding Lineman honour for the second consecutive season. He anchored the left side of an offensive line that was part of the CFL's top rushing unit once again, and a group that played together almost the entire season. Bryant will enter his fifth season in Winnipeg in 2019, and has started every game at left tackle since signing in February of 2015, boosting his consecutive games played streak to 83.

The nine-year CFL veteran spent his first five seasons in Calgary, winning a Grey Cup in 2014, and has been named a CFL All-Star in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. Bryant has started 138 CFL games, eight playoff games, and two Grey Cup games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/01/17/bombers-sign-outstanding-lineman-stanley-bryant-one-year-contract-extension/
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« Reply #194 on: January 17, 2019, 06:38:29 PM »

An excellent signing. It's been a good week for the Bombers.
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