Blue Bombers Forum
July 06, 2020, 03:33:34 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 18
  Print  
Author Topic: 2019 Main Training Camp  (Read 25298 times)
bigbuff33
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 976


« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2019, 01:49:23 PM »

Thanks for the awesome right up...
I'm excited about Rasheed Bailey...only hearing great things about him..
My only concern is the secondary...with three positions to replace, hope they can gel quickly...
I think it's smart keeping Harris fresh...sounds like we've got a lot of good tailbacks...let them get the reps and just have Andrew ready for the season
Logged
Knocker42
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 488


« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2019, 01:54:32 PM »

Great report, Booch.
Must agree about Oliviera.  Looks to have all the goods.  Hope he can push Harris because even studs like him can be better when they get a break.
Also agree re Simonize. Appeared much more involved than at any practise I saw last season when he sometimes appeared disinterested.  Looks like he is determined to make the starting line-up and I believe he has the tools.
Logged
booch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2864


« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2019, 02:21:17 PM »

Yeah Bailey is pretty slick...he's fast with the ball in his hands, a lot of speedy guys lose a bit when lugging the rock, but not him.
I'm not worried about the secondary from what I saw...Rose will make everyone forget about Randle (as good a player and teamate that he was)
Logged
booch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2864


« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2019, 02:22:10 PM »

Excellent observations Booch!! Think you can take the next couple weeks off and attend the rest of camp?
lol...I gonna blow off another day of work again I think...I need the break hahaha
Logged
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24658


« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2019, 02:27:01 PM »

We've been hearing good things about Bailey since he showed up in Florida. That's very encouraging. Not a bad thing that Washington is stepping up after time with the team last year.

Some of the early comments about other rookies pushing some veterans is also encouraging. We aren't really looking to replace bad players this year. If a rookie wins out it sounds more like we've replaced very good with even better.

Logged

No more excuses.
booch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2864


« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2019, 02:29:40 PM »

i'd be shocked if the DT Richardson doesn't make the squad in some capacity...same with not having ELI on the 46 at the very least..I could see jake as well replaced by Griffiths and or Forde...and thats before Kongbo even steps foot on the field.
Logged
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24658


« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2019, 02:41:55 PM »

i'd be shocked if the DT Richardson doesn't make the squad in some capacity...same with not having ELI on the 46 at the very least..I could see jake as well replaced by Griffiths and or Forde...and thats before Kongbo even steps foot on the field.

Sure. We may start the season with the veterans while the rookies are on the 2 man DR for example. Initially it's less of a risk to continuity and gives rookies a bit more time to learn nuances of the  CFL.

OTOH there might be some SMS considerations involved in final roster moves.
Logged

No more excuses.
booch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2864


« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2019, 02:49:09 PM »

Guys who I might think could be bubble guys this year are Rush, Roh, Couture, possibly Nevis, Thomas
Logged
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8162



« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2019, 02:56:33 PM »

Some of my observations from camp yesterday..

Appears to be a 2 man competition for the slot that Dressler vacated between C. Washington and R. Bailey...both seem to have the waggle mastered and look very smooth and precise with their route running...Bailey seems to be faster, but Washington offers the bigger body and familiarity..the rest of the group are good, but these guys are head and shoulders above in my opinion...a dark horse to me could be Kenny Walker...nice hands...nice routes...fast in space and just something about him....Looks like Denmark out there

Simonese looks poised to have a break-out...works super hard in all facets of the drills, very focused and engaged and I think the maturity happening and the vets around him are really rubbing off on him. He seems faster than last year and for a big bodied guy very agile and quick...and love his catching ability, catches everyting with his hands and has been coached well somewhere down the line...with him Demski and Woli our National receivers are looking good..Peterman to me is good...but not Simonesegood or has more potential...He is constantly using his body to make catches and only uses his hands if thats the only way to catch ball not thrown directly at him. Doesn't seem to work as hard or be as engaged as the others either

Oliviera has impressed...he has great hands and can be just as good as a weapon out of the backfield as Harris and is a solid runner...gets the ball and heads up field..he is going to be good..Same can be said of Augustine..had some nice runs...looked good receiving and he its line hard and is all business running straight up field. If both are not on roster I would be shocked and should be at the expense of John Rush (who is not participating at moment) Either one will offer more in offense and backing up Harris and Augustine can fill the role on ST's...not sure if they have used Oliviera on teams yet. My surprise tho at camp was Santiago out of UND...Great hands, super agile and fast and when he has ball in his hands is making guys miss left right and center..get him in space and he will be a pian in arse for teams...one play i watched he juked and jump stepped about 3-4 times and caused Choujda to roll an ankle...not sure how we roster him, but I bet he gets PR'd...he's good...and he does returns

Lucky and Nelson appear to be competing for one spot on the roster, both are quick and shifty as heck, but Lucky appears to have more outright speed and if he gets just a little seam..he's gone...he gets to top speed pretty quick..Nelson is more polished receiver, but Lucky has shown no signs of being a poor receiver..so this decision will be interesting especially as Lucky is the better returner

Our d-line is gonna be a beast..Jefferson is flat out good..Jeffcoat too and Bryant is a beast, and very agile for a big dude, Nevis appears to be in even better shape than last year and quicker too, but I think him and Roh better be looking over their shoulder. Richardson out of Minnesota is a force..just and utter tank and man is he impressive...power as I have not seen at a DT here in ages..man handled pretty much whomever he faced and his shorter stature and low center of gravity really allows him drive through the line...plus he is fast...he would be a real force coming off the edge too...so I wouldn't be shocked if he takes Nevis spot, or takes Roh's DI spot seeing as we have Kongbo chomping at the bit...you can see the guys just wanting to get in there...mimicking the moves, and right up close taking it all in...and he is a specimen as well...

No issues with our o-line with whomever gets in there...Eli looked really good...no sign of missing any  ball with that guy, had a series in skeli where he manhandled Griffiths, then on next play #97 and on next play just pancaked Jake Thomas...and in the 0ne on ones the only guy to really have his way with him was Richardson, but he did with basically everyone. Gray has looked good as well..very athletic and get downfield to clobber guys like Yoshi does...Speller didn't look outta place either, and Couture looked fine...same as always but these young guys seem to have a bit more to them..I see Bryant, Neufeld, Gray and Hardrick as the for sure guys, and if Eli keeps on keeping on dont be shocked if he starts, if they feel he not totally ready wouldn't be shocked if he is the 6th o lineman...he was a steal this draft. That being said they may start the season with Couture as he is familiar with things and would help with continuity but he shouldn't get too comfortable.

Losing Randle and Loffler is gonna be a non issue..Winston rose is a baller...he's good and made play after play...the only time I seen him beat was a down the rail long shot to Matthews where you couldn't cover any better, but man that Matthews is good, and he just went up and took the ball cause thats what he does...he is gonna be a beast for us.
Jones as well, great in coverage and fast and makes reads and breaks on the ball very nicely, and I can see our defense doing a lot of things based on this. Gaitor  as well was lights out, and Fenner seems to be the swiss army knife who can play all the spots and is a lot faster than I remembered. As for new guys Boynton stood out to me..makes quick reads and closes fast, same with Este..smart guy and good cover skills....Humes too....looking as good or better than last year. A secondary/and SAM of Rose, Alexander, Jones, Sayles and Fenner and one of Humes/Boynton or Este wont surprise me

Not much to say on the linebackers as didn't pay much attention though did notice Dale Warren as a solidly built guy with athletisim



Sounds like everything is just perfect. Grey Cup, no doubt! Lmao.

Seriously, thanks for the detailed report man.
Logged

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29366



« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2019, 03:03:46 PM »

So, we have to cut 20+ of the people now in camp.  Some may end up back in school, some on the IR, and some the PR, but of the group not making the 46 man, there are going to be a lot of players that will make other teams.  Maybe even a few that can win a starters spot. 

It is so great to have these problems.  We are not far removed from having to start a Hargraves or Greaves to make ratio, or having players starting on our squad who couldsn't crack another teams PR... 

Walters and McManus have done Yeoman's work, we have an awesome stable of QB's, probably the best in the league, when was teh last time that was said about the Blue and Gold?

Excitement!
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
kkc60
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4603


« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2019, 03:07:36 PM »

So, we have to cut 20+ of the people now in camp.  Some may end up back in school, some on the IR, and some the PR, but of the group not making the 46 man, there are going to be a lot of players that will make other teams.  Maybe even a few that can win a starters spot. 
I doubt a lot of our cuts will make other teams. That just never happens. Keep in mind we also aren't hearing other peoples TC reports. Good chance some of them are saying the same thing
Logged
booch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2864


« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2019, 03:12:40 PM »

depending on what O-lineman we keep/hide and who we have to cut, I bet any Canadian we have to let go will get snapped up pretty quick..We cant keep all of Neufeld, Gray, Couture, Speller, Desjarlais, Eli, Koczwara, Oullette Decarlo as well as Foketti as our Import depth...
Logged
NewBlue
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 424


« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2019, 03:19:12 PM »

Foketi & Washington are 2 that I think will be hard pressed to accept a PR spot.
Logged
kkc60
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4603


« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2019, 03:27:39 PM »

depending on what O-lineman we keep/hide and who we have to cut, I bet any Canadian we have to let go will get snapped up pretty quick..We cant keep all of Neufeld, Gray, Couture, Speller, Desjarlais, Eli, Koczwara, Oullette Decarlo as well as Foketti as our Import depth...
Canadian OL maybe because they are something that teams always add.
Logged
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24658


« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2019, 03:29:47 PM »

Foketi & Washington are 2 that I think will be hard pressed to accept a PR spot.

Foketi spent most of the last 2 years on the 2 man DR until he was injured.

I agree with Washington and in general players that spent most of their 1st year on the PR. Generally those players either move up to the AR or end up moving out and replaced with new rookies.

Washington has a chance to win a starting role. I don't know whether he will or how tight the receiver battles will look with all the new rookies.
Logged

No more excuses.
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 18
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!