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thunderNlightning
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« on: July 10, 2019, 02:02:56 AM »

Was there any updates on today?s practice?
Was Biggie still watching or practicing?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 02:26:04 AM »

On cjob they said he sat again.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 03:19:27 AM »

On cjob they said he sat again.

Doesn?t sound promising for Friday then.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 03:41:00 AM »

As Coach Osh has been known to be vague with media, he did say in the latest article on the Bombers app that Bighill didn't need to practice to play on Friday. Take that for what it is. He did say Mathews would be out for at least a week.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 03:53:00 AM »

As Coach Osh has been known to be vague with media, he did say in the latest article on the Bombers app that Bighill didn't need to practice to play on Friday. Take that for what it is. He did say Mathews would be out for at least a week.
watch Biggie and Nicky out and Mathews in. Ugh the shame!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 06:28:05 AM »

Huh?
Bighill probably won't play
Who is Nicky?
Matthews is saving himself for the playoffs

What was the name of the guy we got from Edmonton last yr, who was a former Bomber? Ended up in Montreal?  Matthews is turning into him.

Must have the "want to"
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 07:04:13 AM »

Huh?
Bighill probably won't play
Who is Nicky?
Matthews is saving himself for the playoffs

What was the name of the guy we got from Edmonton last yr, who was a former Bomber? Ended up in Montreal?  Matthews is turning into him.

Must have the "want to"

I'll help with the Gold-speak: Nicky is Matty Ice.

The EDM dude was A.Bowman (assuming you weren't joking, if you were, I apologize!).

Watch the CM "live mic" on the bluebomber site.  Something seems a bit off with Matthews.  It's the same "disinterest" I saw with him in CGY.  Like "meh I'm just here for the money".  He's acting all hyped up and making all the right noises, but it just seems off somehow.  And the other players aren't responding to it, either.

Now... this may not be CM's fault.  He's plunked into a brand new team, and not just a normal team, but a tight-knit, long-term group of guys.  So he's the "outsider".  There could be some resentment at his massive pay (higher than all but Harris?).  Heck, CM might even be "shy", hard as that would be to believe for his stature.  The guys may not be totally accepting of him until he has more time to fit in, and starts making some huge game-defining plays.

So which is it?  I'll remain optimistic that he just needs time, and that his attitude is better than it appears to be.  However, he'll need to start producing more yards (even if ramping slowly) or he may get Adariused by midseason.

Putting aside attitude, perhaps the bigger worry is he's Dressler redux: always hurt.  I think this is his 3rd injury (however minor) since TC?  Ugh.  Hopefully he got the injury monkey off his back with this latest finger fiasco.  Dude spending all year on IR isn't going to do us any good, nor help his quest to gel with our regulars.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 12:49:29 PM »

Not being critical...but he has been a disappointment...expected a lot from him...
As Labor Day approaches...if a receiver like Lolar is showing something...we may have to consider all the $ we're paying CM
Here's hoping he gets it together....with him at his best...it opens up so much for the other four receivers
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 12:51:25 PM »

My guess is that Mathews was never close to 100% healthy.  He looked slow to me (not just his size making it look that way).  I would play Lawler for the next 4 games and get a really good look at him and see if he is the real deal.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 02:32:38 PM »

Thanks Techno!
Bowman is the name.
I also dislike the aura Matthews puts off with these two injuries......three healthy days in early training camp, is my recollection of his good days. Then on the club he's been in the tub, the rest.

Lawlor played well the first game.  That position needs to threaten the secondary, to open up the rest of the guys.  Man I would love we swing a trade for Green or the other star receiver in Toronto, Walker, is that the guy

Maybe Bowman...er I mean Matthews is legit, I mean not catching passes can really screw those fingers up. Lol!
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 03:37:47 PM »

Thanks Techno!
Bowman is the name.
I also dislike the aura Matthews puts off with these two injuries......three healthy days in early training camp, is my recollection of his good days. Then on the club he's been in the tub, the rest.

Lawlor played well the first game.  That position needs to threaten the secondary, to open up the rest of the guys.  Man I would love we swing a trade for Green or the other star receiver in Toronto, Walker, is that the guy

Maybe Bowman...er I mean Matthews is legit, I mean not catching passes can really screw those fingers up. Lol!

Ya what kinda loser gets injured playing football... gimme a break LOL~!
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2019, 03:38:35 PM »

Thanks Techno!
Bowman is the name.
I also dislike the aura Matthews puts off with these two injuries......three healthy days in early training camp, is my recollection of his good days. Then on the club he's been in the tub, the rest.

Lawlor played well the first game.  That position needs to threaten the secondary, to open up the rest of the guys.  Man I would love we swing a trade for Green or the other star receiver in Toronto, Walker, is that the guy

Maybe Bowman...er I mean Matthews is legit, I mean not catching passes can really screw those fingers up. Lol!

IIRC Walker is the highest paid receiver in the league. I'm not opposed to getting him but think there is no chance that happens.

We probably don't have that level of SMS available. Why would TO trade him and what would we have to give up?

Not going to happen unfortunately.
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2019, 03:53:56 PM »

I guess the point is, If Matthews is always injured via non -contact what use is he?
Secondly, replace him. There are a couple guys out there.  All you have to do is make it happen.
I don't particularly like disagreements on players that quote we can't get him because of the salary cap.
General managers are paid to deal with that and make appropriate moves to free up space.  If not as Grey Cup champs we lose the 9th pick,in the draft....as Grey Cup champs.

That bottom line is winners make it happen. Example Kawaii Leonard in Toronto. One year rental makes a diff.

Certainly not ready to give up on Matthews, but I expect some leadership and toughness....ok maybe a catch or two per game.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2019, 04:18:10 PM »

Matthews looked great in Cal. last year....Went up for some real tough catches as I recall.....the only thing I've seen him do for us this year is get into the tub......We're paying him some real good coin....if he can't stay healthy then maybe it's time for a switch....Very disappointing so far...
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2019, 04:24:50 PM »

I guess the point is, If Matthews is always injured via non -contact what use is he?
Secondly, replace him. There are a couple guys out there.  All you have to do is make it happen.
I don't particularly like disagreements on players that quote we can't get him because of the salary cap.
General managers are paid to deal with that and make appropriate moves to free up space.  If not as Grey Cup champs we lose the 9th pick,in the draft....as Grey Cup champs.

That bottom line is winners make it happen. Example Kawaii Leonard in Toronto. One year rental makes a diff.

Certainly not ready to give up on Matthews, but I expect some leadership and toughness....ok maybe a catch or two per game.


He got injured when he was tackled. It's not likely he injured his hand opening a beer on the sideline. Players get injured in TC and pre -season. It's not a new thing.

It's a little early to consider him as constantly injured or the 2019 version of " Bowman ". Still have high hopes he comes through during the season.

He may have also got a big signing bonus.
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2019, 04:32:18 PM »

It's been a flukey start for CM in terms of injuries. When he's 100% he will play like he's 100% and no doubt light it up.
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2019, 04:49:32 PM »

No doubt he has been Bowman-y so far.
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2019, 04:58:07 PM »

Matthews is absolutely nothing like Bowman so far. He had a fantastic 60 yard catch vs. BC that was called back due to penalty and has only played a total of 4Q. It is not his fault he got injured reaching out for a very poorly thrown ball.
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2019, 05:21:31 PM »

I found O'Shea's comments regarding Jesse Briggs in yesterdays interview interesting, he sort of admitted that they've probably held him back and maybe should have given him an opportunity to start a few years ago.  Briggs has been playing for the Bombers since 2014 making his mark on ST, I think it's odd that O'Shea shows little awareness of his responsibility not only to develop these players but also reward them with the opportunity to advance their careers when they have earned their shot. 

Who knows if Briggs was given playing time earlier on in his career he may have been able to sustain a journeyman career as a starter across the league like Hecht has.
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2019, 05:24:53 PM »

I found O'Shea's comments regarding Jesse Briggs in yesterdays interview interesting, he sort of admitted that they've probably held him back and maybe should have given him an opportunity to start a few years ago.  Briggs has been playing for the Bombers since 2014 making his mark on ST, I think it's odd that O'Shea shows little awareness of his responsibility not only to develop these players but also reward them with the opportunity to advance their careers when they have earned their shot. 

Who knows if Briggs was given playing time earlier on in his career he may have been able to sustain a journeyman career as a starter across the league like Hecht has.

The question is always whether the import competition is better than the Canadian or whether a forced ratio decision is made. IE: Hurl for example.

Hecht has never been a long term starter during his career. So I don't know if that applies in the comparison.Winnipeg is his 4th team in his 9th season and 117 games.

Jones is in his 6th season 90 games all with Winnipeg. Was he better than Bass, K. Knox Wild, JSK or Wilson at any time during his career? IIRC this was his first start.
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« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2019, 05:27:25 PM »

I found O'Shea's comments regarding Jesse Briggs in yesterdays interview interesting, he sort of admitted that they've probably held him back and maybe should have given him an opportunity to start a few years ago.  Briggs has been playing for the Bombers since 2014 making his mark on ST, I think it's odd that O'Shea shows little awareness of his responsibility not only to develop these players but also reward them with the opportunity to advance their careers when they have earned their shot. 

Who knows if Briggs was given playing time earlier on in his career he may have been able to sustain a journeyman career as a starter across the league like Hecht has.

Part of falls on the position coaches as well. MOS cant be evaluating every player on the team.

If Briggs has been ready to start, why/was this brought up in meetings by the LB/DC coaches?
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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2019, 05:28:07 PM »

I found O'Shea's comments regarding Jesse Briggs in yesterdays interview interesting, he sort of admitted that they've probably held him back and maybe should have given him an opportunity to start a few years ago.  Briggs has been playing for the Bombers since 2014 making his mark on ST, I think it's odd that O'Shea shows little awareness of his responsibility not only to develop these players but also reward them with the opportunity to advance their careers when they have earned their shot. 

Who knows if Briggs was given playing time earlier on in his career he may have been able to sustain a journeyman career as a starter across the league like Hecht has.

Who would you have sat down in order to get Briggs starting time at WIL? Just because Briggs could have started does not mean he was our best option. Earlier in his career he was simply not as developed as he is now and in the last couple years he simply is not as good as JSK or Wilson at WIL.
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2019, 05:50:15 PM »

Who would you have sat down in order to get Briggs starting time at WIL? Just because Briggs could have started does not mean he was our best option. Earlier in his career he was simply not as developed as he is now and in the last couple years he simply is not as good as JSK or Wilson at WIL.

Well given the choice I would have sat Hurl for an import and had Briggs at WIL. MLB is a much more critical position on defense and that would have been my preferred option.

As I said at the time, the coaches decided Hurl was going to start at MLB and no real competition was done to start an import.
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2019, 06:06:16 PM »

Who would you have sat down in order to get Briggs starting time at WIL? Just because Briggs could have started does not mean he was our best option. Earlier in his career he was simply not as developed as he is now and in the last couple years he simply is not as good as JSK or Wilson at WIL.

Good question but not as straightforward as it seems.  They brought in at least 4 WIL LB's to compete for the open spot this TC, was Briggs even in on the reps. or was he off somewhere chasing punts?  It really becomes a question of ratio and where they are going to locate their Natl. players.  I heard an interview with Walters last off-season and he spoke as if there are fixed positions to play Natl's. and fixed positions to play Imports.  Perhaps it did not matter how good or bad Conteh was at CB, the only job opening for a Natl. was going to be at Safety as it was already predetermined. 

I just think O'Shea should be a little bit more aware of the power he has over these player's careers and at least give them some serious playing time anytime games are already in hand as a reward for their service.
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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2019, 06:06:59 PM »

I found O'Shea's comments regarding Jesse Briggs in yesterdays interview interesting, he sort of admitted that they've probably held him back and maybe should have given him an opportunity to start a few years ago.  Briggs has been playing for the Bombers since 2014 making his mark on ST, I think it's odd that O'Shea shows little awareness of his responsibility not only to develop these players but also reward them with the opportunity to advance their careers when they have earned their shot. 

Who knows if Briggs was given playing time earlier on in his career he may have been able to sustain a journeyman career as a starter across the league like Hecht has.

I definitely would doubt O'Shea's sincerity in what you're reading into. He's pumping the tires of a Canadian LB- his favourite thing in the world. Absolute credit to Briggs' performance last week...but starting? A few years ago? I don't think so...

I think he did an admirable job filling in at a spot when called upon where we have had strengths (Bass, Wild, JSK, Wilson) and where we have spent many years developing him to do such a thing.

Well given the choice I would have sat Hurl for an import and had Briggs at WIL. MLB is a much more critical position on defense and that would have been my preferred option.

As I said at the time, the coaches decided Hurl was going to start at MLB and no real competition was done to start an import.

But when Hurl played here, Briggs was probably nowhere ready to be on the field full time. If he was and we had a reasonably good import MLB in-house (I don't believe we did), then I would support your hindsighted approach.

The Hurl experiment was complete desperation IMO.
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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2019, 06:21:33 PM »

The question is always whether the import competition is better than the Canadian or whether a forced ratio decision is made. IE: Hurl for example.

Hecht has never been a long term starter during his career. So I don't know if that applies in the comparison.Winnipeg is his 4th team in his 9th season and 117 games.

Jones is in his 6th season 90 games all with Winnipeg. Was he better than Bass, K. Knox Wild, JSK or Wilson at any time during his career? IIRC this was his first start.

Hecht may have bounced around but he has started games in every location he has landed, at least as an injury replacement, many more starts than Briggs anyway.  These starts are the result of a coach inserting him into the lineup and not filling the spot immediately with another Import pulled off the PR.

Last paragraph, do you mean Briggs?

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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2019, 06:47:47 PM »

Hecht may have bounced around but he has started games in every location he has landed, at least as an injury replacement, many more starts than Briggs anyway.  These starts are the result of a coach inserting him into the lineup and not filling the spot immediately with another Import pulled off the PR.

Last paragraph, do you mean Briggs?



Yes I meant Briggs. The point about Hecht is that he didn't really earn the starting role, he was an emergency ratio consideration.
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2019, 06:49:49 PM »

I definitely would doubt O'Shea's sincerity in what you're reading into. He's pumping the tires of a Canadian LB- his favourite thing in the world. Absolute credit to Briggs' performance last week...but starting? A few years ago? I don't think so...

I think he did an admirable job filling in at a spot when called upon where we have had strengths (Bass, Wild, JSK, Wilson) and where we have spent many years developing him to do such a thing.

But when Hurl played here, Briggs was probably nowhere ready to be on the field full time. If he was and we had a reasonably good import MLB in-house (I don't believe we did), then I would support your hindsighted approach.

The Hurl experiment was complete desperation IMO.

Hurl wasn't ready either. Besides O'Shea who can really say Briggs is ready? While he played well in his game that's a very small sample. Ottawa only had the ball for 20 minutes. Defense gets some credit for limiting Ottawa's time but so does our offense for staying on the field.

If you recall prior to TC and during TC the season Hurl started at MLB I stated starting Hurl was a terrible mistake. I probably complained about it after every game.  So it's hardly hindsight or revisionist.
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2019, 06:58:47 PM »

No doubt he has been Bowman-y so far.

Negative.  He came in and has been hurt.  Too easy to judge him in anyway. 
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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2019, 07:01:17 PM »

Mathews will lead the team in yardage at the end of the year, guarentee it
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2019, 07:12:57 PM »

I could care less how many reg season games/stats CM gets...as long as he shows up in the playoffs & gets us a Grey Cup.
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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 07:27:28 PM »

I know MOS and KW spoke highly of Briggs after they took him. Then it seemed they just used him on STs. Whether he was or is another Hurl or actually good I suppose we may never know. But I've said it before, I don't have much faith in MOS and his staffs ability to properly develop draft picks
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2019, 07:43:12 PM »

Hurl wasn't ready either. Besides O'Shea who can really say Briggs is ready? While he played well in his game that's a very small sample. Ottawa only had the ball for 20 minutes. Defense gets some credit for limiting Ottawa's time but so does our offense for staying on the field.

If you recall prior to TC and during TC the season Hurl started at MLB I stated starting Hurl was a terrible mistake. I probably complained about it after every game.  So it's hardly hindsight or revisionist.

You're right that Hurl wasn't ready either, which is kind of my point. We had the option of starting better WIL than Briggs (especially Briggs of a few years past, I would imagine), but not better MLB, especially considering we were in a ratio bind. So it was desperation.

Again, full credit to Briggs for what he did last week. My commentary isn't a slag on him, but I am sort of taking a shot at O'Shea for being a boy who cried wolf through his time here, where he pumps a player whether he is that good or not and so us as fans can't necessarily take him for his word. That's all.

My comment about hindsight was addressed to BlueinBC and was regarding his comment on what he would have done with a Hurl-Briggs choice; i.e. in hindsight.
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2019, 07:54:30 PM »

I would take any commentary from O'Shea about Briggs with a large grain of salt. His commentary on players to the public and media has much more to do with managing his players and the locker room than a realistic assessment of the players ability and role.
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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2019, 08:09:43 PM »

You're right that Hurl wasn't ready either, which is kind of my point. We had the option of starting better WIL than Briggs (especially Briggs of a few years past, I would imagine), but not better MLB, especially considering we were in a ratio bind. So it was desperation.

Again, full credit to Briggs for what he did last week. My commentary isn't a slag on him, but I am sort of taking a shot at O'Shea for being a boy who cried wolf through his time here, where he pumps a player whether he is that good or not and so us as fans can't necessarily take him for his word. That's all.

My comment about hindsight was addressed to BlueinBC and was regarding his comment on what he would have done with a Hurl-Briggs choice; i.e. in hindsight.

In 2017 when Hurl started at MLB we could have put JSK, Wild at MLB or K. Knox there instead. That would have allowed a Canadian at WIL. So we did have other choices.

Even a field CB might have been less of a problem choice.
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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2019, 08:10:31 PM »

Well not really trying to make any solid points here but I think we've seen in the last 4-5 years that WIL has become a real position for playmakers, from Wild and Bass through JSK and Wilson they expect more from the position than what a place-holder can bring.  Maybe that's the difference between the best Import they can find and the Natl. they just happened to draft, one can be a competent player while the other can be a game-changer.
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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2019, 08:16:28 PM »

Well not really trying to make any solid points here but I think we've seen in the last 4-5 years that WIL has become a real position for playmakers, from Wild and Bass through JSK and Wilson they expect more from the position than what a place-holder can bring.  Maybe that's the difference between the best Import they can find and the Natl. they just happened to draft, one can be a competent player while the other can be a game-changer.

Part of that is due to not having had a solid MLB before 2018. Players like Bighill and Elimimian ( in his prime ) tend to be all over the field and involved in what seems like every play.

That's harder to do at WIL but you can still be a big play maker, just not as much as MLB.

Bighill had 105 DT's and JSK had 82 last year. Both were impressive stats.

Regarding Briggs: IMO if Bighill and Wilson are both healthy then Briggs won't start. If he was actually a better choice he would still start. That doesn't make him a bad player just not the one that will beat out import choices.
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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2019, 08:47:24 PM »

Part of that is due to not having had a solid MLB before 2018. Players like Bighill and Elimimian ( in his prime ) tend to be all over the field and involved in what seems like every play.

That's harder to do at WIL but you can still be a big play maker, just not as much as MLB.

Bighill had 105 DT's and JSK had 82 last year. Both were impressive stats.

Regarding Briggs: IMO if Bighill and Wilson are both healthy then Briggs won't start. If he was actually a better choice he would still start. That doesn't make him a bad player just not the one that will beat out import choices.

I should have been more specific but was thinking about contributing QB sacks, Wild, Bass and JSK were very good at rushing the QB, Knox had 6 sacks to Bighills 4 last season.  I don't know how often they will ask that from Wilson considering the strong pass rush they have this year.
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« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2019, 08:59:42 PM »

I should have been more specific but was thinking about contributing QB sacks, Wild, Bass and JSK were very good at rushing the QB, Knox had 6 sacks to Bighills 4 last season.  I don't know how often they will ask that from Wilson considering the strong pass rush they have this year.

Those players also accounted for int's, tipped passes, forced fumbles and tackles for losses. So there are many stats to consider. Even covering a receiver forcing a QB to make another choice or into a bad throw etc.

Lots to consider.

While Wilson has not looked bad or appeared to have made any mistakes, I'm not sure yet whether he'll be the play maker those others were.

Sample is still small but he hasn't seemed out of place and he's playing on a defense with more play makers than we've had in the past so to speak.

Looking for a bigger game against the Argos for him to shine and take the spotlight.
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« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2019, 12:05:25 PM »

Following Wednesday?s practice MOS said Bighill didn?t practice again and my feeling is he won?t play Friday the way O?Shea kind of delayed any answer when asked then said he will be a game time decision.
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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2019, 12:18:39 PM »

In 2017 when Hurl started at MLB we could have put JSK, Wild at MLB or K. Knox there instead. That would have allowed a Canadian at WIL. So we did have other choices.

Even a field CB might have been less of a problem choice.

Yeah but that's assuming 2017 Jesse Briggs was better than Sam Hurl. I know you really dislike Hurl, but I seriously doubt he was worse than Briggs back then, even considering MLB is a more important position to fill.

Anyway, it's all conjecture.
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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2019, 12:20:45 PM »

Following Wednesday?s practice MOS said Bighill didn?t practice again and my feeling is he won?t play Friday the way O?Shea kind of delayed any answer when asked then said he will be a game time decision.

I'm good with this. With a lingering injury like a hammy, coupled with a fact that we are playing a tire fire AND have shown our depth can bring it last week, conditions are perfect to get Adam to 100%. We need to think long term here.
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2019, 01:03:14 PM »

Hamstring injuries are tricky, you may feel fine and run okay in practice, but in the game, when you are exerting yourself 100%, you can tweak the hamstring and now it becomes a season long nagging injury. It is better to give Biggie more time now than have this happen.
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2019, 01:07:48 PM »

Don't mess with a hamstring...when you think it's better...give it still a few more days.

We need Biggy for the whole season, not just one game.
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2019, 01:11:43 PM »

Yeah but that's assuming 2017 Jesse Briggs was better than Sam Hurl. I know you really dislike Hurl, but I seriously doubt he was worse than Briggs back then, even considering MLB is a more important position to fill.

Anyway, it's all conjecture.

Yes it's conjecture. Just basing it on a possible combination that would have been less harmful than Hurl at MLB.

Considering the O'Shea is now pumping the tires of Briggs, did he get " better " during the course of 2018 while not starting or getting many defensive reps? He only has a total of 20 DT's in 90 CFL games. 3 were in 2018.

I don't know if that helps prove my opinion or helps disprove it.
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