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« on: June 18, 2019, 10:41:47 PM »

Andrew Harris Named Shaw Top Performer of the Week

WINNIPEG, MB., June 18, 2019 - After back-to-back rushing titles in 2017 and 2018, Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris continued his stellar play in the first week of 2019, rushing for 148 yards on 16 carries in the Week One win at BC. Harris also caught five passes for 27 yards, and had five carries of ten yards or more, finishing with a 9.25 yards per carry average.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 10:46:36 PM »

One of the questions going into the season was if Andrew could still get it done.

Here's his answer.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 11:59:08 PM »

Andrew is good for a few more years. He works hard in the off season, eats right. He mite need some load management in the future but AH is a machine.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 05:24:29 AM »

And if he so wanted would make a great slotback to further his career when being the feature back gets to be a bit taxing on them old bones
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 06:00:43 AM »

One of the questions going into the season was if Andrew could still get it done.

Here's his answer.

Hehe, questioned by a few people.  Not by me (and tons of people here)!  I'm like MOS, I'm just in awe of AH, have zero doubts about him, and just want to have fun watching him kill D's.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 12:33:07 PM »

Business as usual.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 05:57:03 PM »

There was a few bombers fans that thought he was over the hill when he got here.
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 06:14:19 PM »

There was a few bombers fans that thought he was over the hill when he got here.

I definitely didn't think he'd be setting career high's at this point.

We use him way better than BC ever did.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 06:31:12 PM »

I definitely didn't think he'd be setting career high's at this point.

We use him way better than BC ever did.

Very true, Wpg. has built their offence around him, in BC he was just another RB.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 10:21:40 PM »

I wasn't worried about him, I didn't think the oline would have the holes for him.
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 11:28:37 PM »

One of the questions going into the season was if Andrew could still get it done.

Here's his answer.

Many questioned him every year for the last 2 or 3.  Harris is like fine wine, gets better with age.

I wasn't worried about him, I didn't think the oline would have the holes for him.

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Hehe, questioned by a few people.  Not by me (and tons of people here)!  I'm like MOS, I'm just in awe of AH, have zero doubts about him, and just want to have fun watching him kill D's.


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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 02:09:58 AM »

I will continue to believe Harris can get the job done until he shows me otherwise.  But he just keeps getting better!
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 03:21:39 AM »

He definitely had it going in week one. The next challenge will be how he sustains for an 18 game season. He's a one-of-a-kind talent but he's not Superman. Those hits add up and the older you get the harder it usually is to bounce back from. I'm obviously pulling for him every step of the way but Andrew Harris week one may look quite different than Andrew Harris week 17.
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 01:11:06 PM »

The challenge the last two years has been getting 18 games out of him. RB is a punishing position for anyone. Just hoping we don't see a late Sept slow down.
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2019, 01:15:58 PM »

It would be wise to keep AH fresh by spelling him off when game situations allow. Whether that is by using more plays to Oliveria, Demski or more passing plays than run focused plays.

Like I said it will depend on game situation and opponent etc. It's not an easy decision to make in closer games.

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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2019, 01:29:15 PM »

If I read it correctly, according to P Friesen, no RB has EVER led the league in rushing 3 years in a row.

If he does it again this year it'll be record breaking. It would also mean, in all likelihood he'd have a pretty easy crack at 10,000 career years in the 2020 season.

Man is an ageless wonder. It's going to break down fast at some point like it does for all RBs. Week one was a treat to watch from him. Best as I can tell it was his 4th best game ever for rushing yards. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2019, 01:39:09 PM »

If I read it correctly, according to P Friesen, no RB has EVER led the league in rushing 3 years in a row.

If he does it again this year it'll be record breaking. It would also mean, in all likelihood he'd have a pretty easy crack at 10,000 career years in the 2020 season.

Man is an ageless wonder. It's going to break down fast at some point like it does for all RBs. Week one was a treat to watch from him. Best as I can tell it was his 4th best game ever for rushing yards. 

It would be a nice record. I'm sure he'd be happier staying healthy and getting to the WDF. It's not impossible to accomplish both as long as we're aware of whatever toll it's taking.

Similar to game 18 last year where situation allowed him to win the rush title and then sit out the rest of the game.

Once we're 15 - 0 this season we can rest him a little more in the last 3 games. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2019, 02:01:37 PM »

I would hope there are some Eastern teams that the game is wrapped up pretty quickly.  And in those he gets rest.
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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2019, 04:13:56 PM »

It would be wise to keep AH fresh by spelling him off when game situations allow. Whether that is by using more plays to Oliveria, Demski or more passing plays than run focused plays.

Like I said it will depend on game situation and opponent etc. It's not an easy decision to make in closer games.

I didn't notice if Oliviera even touched the field, I thought they would bring him in as FB a few times but they continue to trot out Rush in that position.  Definitely want to see Nichols and Harris spelled when games are in hand, it's not as if leads will evaporate without their presence as it mostly comes down to how the D is performing.
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2019, 04:39:03 PM »

I am hoping we can rest him for a couple weeks before the playoffs. Either through bye (1st place finish) or even better we have it wrapped up with a couple weeks to go.
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2019, 04:44:05 PM »

I didn't notice if Oliviera even touched the field, I thought they would bring him in as FB a few times but they continue to trot out Rush in that position.  Definitely want to see Nichols and Harris spelled when games are in hand, it's not as if leads will evaporate without their presence as it mostly comes down to how the D is performing.

Game was still in the balance until Q4 so it was necessary to keep starters in that long. Also they needed game reps due to short pre season. The situation will change week to week.
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2019, 04:59:51 PM »

I didn't notice if Oliviera even touched the field, I thought they would bring him in as FB a few times but they continue to trot out Rush in that position.  Definitely want to see Nichols and Harris spelled when games are in hand, it's not as if leads will evaporate without their presence as it mostly comes down to how the D is performing.

Week one for a rookie? I didn't expect to see him.

Let's ease him in.
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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2019, 05:16:16 AM »

for those that are curious... last week's rushing yards (148) by Mr. Harris was his 3rd best total as a Bomber... also, last week's total yards (175) was also Mr. Harris' 3rd best total yards for a game as a Bomber...

looking at his numbers by season while with the Bombers:

2018 - avg 77 yds rushing per game, avg 25 yds receiving per game, avg 102 total yds per game, 5 games of 100+ yds rushing, 2 games of 148+ yds rushing
2017 - avg 58 yds rushing per game, avg 48 yds receiving per game, avg 106 total yds per game, 2 games of 100+ yds rushing, 0 games of 148+ yds rushing
2016 - avg 65 yds rushing per game, avg 42 yds receiving per game, avg 107 total yds per game, 2 games of 100+ yds rushing, 0 games of 148+ yds rushing

it will be interesting to see as the year goes on if Harris will continue to defy conventional thinking, as well as age, and build on this fast start in route to having a career year and a 3rd consecutive CFL rushing title!
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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2019, 01:39:57 PM »

FTR: George Reed was the rushing leader 5 straight years, '65 thru '69. Mike Pringle was the rushing leader 4 straight years, '97 thru 2000.
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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2019, 06:46:38 PM »

FTR: George Reed was the rushing leader 5 straight years, '65 thru '69. Mike Pringle was the rushing leader 4 straight years, '97 thru 2000.
I believe what Friesen said was that no Bomber had ever led the league in rushing 3 years in a row.
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