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« on: May 13, 2019, 04:19:35 PM »

Positional Preview | Specialists

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/12/positional-preview-specialists-3/

Positional Preview | Defensive backs


https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/13/positional-preview-defensive-backs-4/
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 04:34:47 PM »

Good stuff. I forgot about Nelson looking like he could be an electric returner right at the end of the season.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 04:44:24 PM »

The secondary battles are going to be interesting. Starting with who they want to play where. Several suggestions that Alexander might be moving to CB. I'm not particularly fond of that idea but he can certainly play well there.  If that's the combination that works the best, then ok.

6 pure CFL rookies looking to take away roles from Cooper and Humes. Humes impressed in his 1 game, so I hope his progress continues. He has an early edge.

Again, no mention of Battle reportedly signed after Florida. IMO he didn't actually sign eventually or was released afterwards. Must be more than a roster clerical error. Not an issue just looking for clarification.

I think we have some young talent in the new recruits. No real idea what happens once they start lining up against veteran receivers and competing with veteran DB's.

Este and Rios seemed to have the most good PR in Florida. Doesn't mean a lot but initially I'll be curious to see how they do in early days or who seems to pass them on the depth chart.

Those that show enough versatility to play both CB and HB or possibly even be part of return game might be part of any equation.

Lots of Canadian depth at safety. Can't keep everyone so that's an area of interest.

I think our secondary is going to be very good in 2019. Sayles in 2nd year and Alexander now in his 3rd season are going to have great years.

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 05:07:11 PM »

Interesting that Fenner is not even mentioned as a competitor for a secondary spot.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 05:49:16 PM »

Interesting that Fenner is not even mentioned as a competitor for a secondary spot.

I think that's because he's expected to be the SAM. OTOH they didn't mention Gaitor either.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 06:37:42 PM »

I think that's because he's expected to be the SAM. OTOH they didn't mention Gaitor either.

Given how Gaitor played SAM last year, I think its his spot to lose.  At this point, I expect Fenner to start at CB ahead of Humes, or possible for Alexander to start on the corner and Fenner to play at DHB.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 06:48:24 PM »

Given how Gaitor played SAM last year, I think its his spot to lose.  At this point, I expect Fenner to start at CB ahead of Humes, or possible for Alexander to start on the corner and Fenner to play at DHB.

I would agree, that's why I find it curious that Tait would not even mention him.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 07:10:25 PM »

I would think Rose has a strong shot at starting doesn?t he?
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 07:23:01 PM »

Given how Gaitor played SAM last year, I think its his spot to lose.  At this point, I expect Fenner to start at CB ahead of Humes, or possible for Alexander to start on the corner and Fenner to play at DHB.

Either way, SAM will be a strong position for the defense.

I know there have been mixed views on which player will be our starter at SAM. I don't disagree that Gaitor played well. I'm just going on the pre TC 2018 when comments were made that Fenner was the best SAM in the CFL. Then he had an injury that may have limited him for all of 2018 and Gaitor was filling in so well.

I don't really expect it to be a battle pre se. IMO the DC will pick the starter based on is perception of who is the best player. That may or may not be due to 2018 soley. In effect I think they may " decide " before TC starts rather indications from 2018 or TC.

That's not necessarily a bad thing but it is somewhat of a pattern IMO from our DC.

Whether that decision is Gaitor or Fenner I don't know. For the moment I'm speculating it's Fenner but I won't be unhappy either way.

In fairness I'm looking at / remembering Fenner's 2017 campaign as the comparison to Gaitor's 2018 campaign. I see Fenner as a tackling machine on ST's as well as normal defense so see him as a more aggressive and physical player, which may be an advantage and the deciding factor.









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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 07:26:02 PM »

most likely neither was mentioned as they are not being projected or looked at to be one of the 5 DB positions, but for SAM...But that being said the one who is beaten out for the SAM likely becomes a DI or an extra on the roster as a backup for SAM and HB/Corner
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 06:13:44 PM »

Positional Preview | Linebackers

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/14/positional-preview-linebackers-4/
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2019, 06:18:06 PM »


This is still only 4 imports competing for spots at WIL, a DI and a PR role. Could use another couple of bodies at the main TC.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 04:08:55 AM »

This is still only 4 imports competing for spots at WIL, a DI and a PR role. Could use another couple of bodies at the main TC.
Only if they are serious competitors imo. I'd rather the 4 get a crap ton of game reps in the preseason so we can truly see what we have
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 12:55:04 PM »

Only if they are serious competitors imo. I'd rather the 4 get a crap ton of game reps in the preseason so we can truly see what we have

That might be true if the one returning player had more than 6 games in 2 seasons. One injury or one LB not looking well early could be an issue.

OTOH I'd expect a few LB's on speed dial in case we need to look at others.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 06:11:36 PM »

Positional Preview | Defensive Line

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/15/positional-preview-defensive-line-4/
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