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TecnoGenius
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2019, 07:03:15 PM »

The thing about Huff [...]  still a great recruiter and builder but the game is passing him by.

Ha, I'd love for that to happen.  But I'll believe it when I see it!  They still have the best system in that city.  CGY is like Formula 1 if you take a mediocre driver and put them in the fastest car.  CGY's system makes every player 2 notches better.
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2019, 07:07:59 PM »

Passing him by?! Who knows...maybe in a few years, but Huff has been the magic man of the CFL for over a  decade now as a Head Coach and GM for Calgary. I hope the Bombers knock the crown off Calgary finally this season, but Huffy has proven everyone wrong almost every season about the downfall of the Stamps.
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2019, 12:34:12 AM »

Huff has that dick guy that has learned from him forever. Lol

I wont beleive Cal will be weak till i actually see it.

I also think these pre-season rankings are crap.....

So ima go out and say...


We win the Cup and our Qb that wins it is Strev.
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2019, 12:54:09 AM »

The thing about Huff. is he hasn't fully embraced the new era of F.A. and still has the view that he can participate minimally, I'm not sure that is possible anymore.  Times have changed, 85% of CFL players are now on contracts of 2 years or less and he's losing almost half his club to F.A. every year.  He's still a great recruiter and builder but the game is passing him by.

It will certainly be interesting as I just saw yet another former Stamps sign elsewhere. Living in Calgary it will be interesting to hear what the local media has to say regarding the Stamps. So far have not seen much but really have not had the cycles to dig into this to any great extent.
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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2019, 02:19:42 AM »

Ha, I'd love for that to happen.  But I'll believe it when I see it!  They still have the best system in that city.  CGY is like Formula 1 if you take a mediocre driver and put them in the fastest car.  CGY's system makes every player 2 notches better.


Maybe, but the Stamps don't just have a few minor holes to fill, they've lost LB's Singleton and Jameer Thurman who combined for 205 tackles in 2018, Micah Johnson and Ja'Gared Davis on the D-line and Ciante Evans and Emmanuel Davis in the D-backfield.  Their replacements for the most part are a bunch of no-names plus ole broke-back Cory Greenwood at MLB.

On offence they've lost receivers DaVaris Daniels, Chris Matthews, Marken Michel, Lemar Durant and it looks like Kamar Jorden will probably be on the injured list for the first half of the season, while the O-line has lost Randy Richards and Spencer Wilson. That's a lot of starters to replace.

I'm hoping the end result leaves the Stamps scrambling for a playoff spot and their fans screaming for Huff's head on a pike!
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2019, 03:56:55 AM »

On offence they've lost receivers DaVaris Daniels, Chris Matthews, Marken Michel, Lemar Durant and it looks like Kamar Jorden will probably be on the injured list for the first half of the season, while the O-line has lost Randy Richards and Spencer Wilson. That's a lot of starters to replace.

Every year it seems like, in week 1 I don't recognize any CGY receiver names.  It's like every year they field a whole new corps.  And every year they turn out to be the best corps in the CFL.  So I am not counting my chickens.  If I had to wager right now, I'd say CGY will have the best rec corps at the end of the season once again.  And it'll be mostly guys we had never heard of last year.  No other team does this... they all have recognizable names year after year.

But WPG has the much more well-rounded and consistent (from last year) team.  I say this is the year we have a winning record vs CGY, including in the playoffs.  I love KW's thinking... don't aim to beat CGY in the playoffs, aim to beat them in the playoffs, in the WF, at IGF!!
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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »

Seems like everyone has forgotten that we were third last year, 3 games back of Calgary and just 1 game ahead of BC and Edmonton. We weren't 2nd, nipping at Calgary's heals.

I believe that Calgary will be worse because they have to replace so many starters, but I'm not thinking 3 wins worse because they have historically filled holes brilliantly.

If we don't really miss 3 all star NI's, JSK, and 3 out of 5 DB's, that should leave us in 3rd again. If 2017 Nichols shows up or Streveler becomes the starter before the Banjo bowl, then I see us in 2nd.

BC and Edmonton had the same number of wins last year. Edmonton got worse. BC got better. Reilly is a huge upgrade. Their D wasn't great last year, so losing those players won't hurt as badly as some expect. Add in Claybrooks who is a D specialist and I've got a feeling that they could be the surprise of the year.

Jones, love him or hate him, is a big loss for the Riders. They won a bunch of games by scoring on defence last year and I doubt they can do that as often this year so they will end up winning less games. Collaros is the wild card. If he can stay healthy, and I don't think he can, they can still be a force this year. If not, last in the West.
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« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2019, 01:44:30 PM »

I don't see BC as getting better..I think they are worse, stripped down a lot of the quality vets they had and a Reilly at QB in no way makes them a contender for first place...you can't win in the CFL with razor thin depth and thats what they will have.

Edmonton I think is a bit better, and will be a tough team depending on how Harris plays, not sold on their 0line though, and the defense has picked up guys who I think played better due to the guys they were surrounded with on their old teams, so we shall see

Calgary obviously got a lot weaker on both sides of the ball, and even though BLM is a savy guy, and Huff time and time again shows he has replacement guys in the hopper there is a lot of turn over there and may take a while for them to get it together, so i really think that are losing their hold on first.

Agreed on Jones, he was the guy that made that defense go and sure they picked up Michah and Soli but I don't think that offsets the loss of Willie..Eguoven and Antigha, and Jones making it work..Hughes is another yr older and has faded last 2 years, Michah is what 31 this year and Soli is turning 33 and coming off injury and a yr of basically inactivity, so thats a lot of faith in aging guys who are going to be declining as opposed to getting better, and A.C Leanord is no Jefferson...he was a big reason that defense did what it did, so to think they are gonna carry that offence like last year, one that really is no better on paper at moment then last years, which was putrid is a longshot at best to contend for top 3 in division

We seem to be ahead of curve on most teams as all our key guys are back and we can continue on from last year with the playbook and add to it already whereas a lot of the other teams are introducing things totally new to a lot of guys. If we don't jump out of the gate fast like we should due to this then something is really flawed.

We lost 3 nationals sure, but one...Safety is a non issue and will have no bearing on anything even though many here think otherwise, and the oline may take a few games to settle in but 3 solid vets are back, and we have 2 ..well actually 3 first round O-line Talents when you consider Eli vying for spots as well as a 3 yr and 2 yr guy also in the mix..I'm not worried...and the continued development of Woli...the huge add in Matthews which just made Adams more dangerous will allow us to not skip a beat offensively....but who knows....things change fast and new guys come outta nowhere so maybe we are fighting for a crossover...we shall see but I doubt it..I think we nail down the WF this year
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« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2019, 05:22:17 PM »

Seems like everyone has forgotten that we were third last year, 3 games back of Calgary and just 1 game ahead of BC and Edmonton. We weren't 2nd, nipping at Calgary's heals.

I believe that Calgary will be worse because they have to replace so many starters, but I'm not thinking 3 wins worse because they have historically filled holes brilliantly.

If we don't really miss 3 all star NI's, JSK, and 3 out of 5 DB's, that should leave us in 3rd again. If 2017 Nichols shows up or Streveler becomes the starter before the Banjo bowl, then I see us in 2nd.

BC and Edmonton had the same number of wins last year. Edmonton got worse. BC got better. Reilly is a huge upgrade. Their D wasn't great last year, so losing those players won't hurt as badly as some expect. Add in Claybrooks who is a D specialist and I've got a feeling that they could be the surprise of the year.

Jones, love him or hate him, is a big loss for the Riders. They won a bunch of games by scoring on defence last year and I doubt they can do that as often this year so they will end up winning less games. Collaros is the wild card. If he can stay healthy, and I don't think he can, they can still be a force this year. If not, last in the West.

Seems like you are forgetting that was last year, and this is a different year. How we finished last year is irrelevant.
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« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2019, 05:47:28 PM »

Seems like you are forgetting that was last year, and this is a different year. How we finished last year is irrelevant.

Forgive him, he?s just fulfilling his MO on this site.
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« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2019, 01:20:25 PM »

Last years team is relevant.

The coaching staff is the same so: This years team = Last years team - players who left + new players
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« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2019, 02:21:20 PM »

Last years team is relevant.

The coaching staff is the same so: This years team = Last years team - players who left + new players

I agree that last year's team is relevant, especially if we're touting consistency from year to year as one of our strengths.

But the last couple of years in Bomber land have shown us positive things that are repeatable, whereas Edmonton, BC, and Saskatchewan are hoping that new things come together.
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