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« on: February 14, 2020, 04:27:16 AM »

Bombers sign linebacker Tobi Antigha

WINNIPEG, MB., February 12, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the signing of linebacker Tobi Antigha to a one-year contract.

Antigha (6-2, 240, Presbyterian College) is a three-year Canadian Football League veteran with 46 career games played during his days with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2017-18) and Toronto Argonauts (2019).

The 26-year-old product of Tampa, Fl. played in 11 games with the Argos last year, finishing with 20 tackles and two interceptions.

Antigha played in 35 games over two years with the Riders, registering 51 tackles, seven sacks and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. In 2017 he was named Saskatchewan's Most Outstanding Rookie.

Antigha played his college ball with the Presbyterian College Blue Hose of the Big South Conference, lining up for four years as a receiver and finishing with 105 receptions in his junior and senior season.

He was converted to defensive end after flashing his athleticism at a Roughriders min-camp.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 05:39:15 AM »

Bombers sign linebacker Tobi Antigha

WINNIPEG, MB., February 12, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the signing of linebacker Tobi Antigha to a one-year contract.

Antigha (6-2, 240, Presbyterian College) is a three-year Canadian Football League veteran with 46 career games played during his days with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2017-18) and Toronto Argonauts (2019).

The 26-year-old product of Tampa, Fl. played in 11 games with the Argos last year, finishing with 20 tackles and two interceptions.

Antigha played in 35 games over two years with the Riders, registering 51 tackles, seven sacks and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. In 2017 he was named Saskatchewan's Most Outstanding Rookie.

Antigha played his college ball with the Presbyterian College Blue Hose of the Big South Conference, lining up for four years as a receiver and finishing with 105 receptions in his junior and senior season.

He was converted to defensive end after flashing his athleticism at a Roughriders min-camp.


Antigha was one of Chris Jones conversion projects, he came into the league as a receiver. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 12:42:47 PM »

Pretty sure with C.Jones he played every level of the defence. Nice swiss army knife for us
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 01:03:30 PM »

Pretty sure with C.Jones he played every level of the defence. Nice swiss army knife for us
Yeah came off the edge...as a Linebacker...dropped into Safety a lot....be a nice tool for Hall...he will essentially fill Korey Jone's DI spot this year, and thats an upgrade for us
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 01:31:28 PM »

Yeah came off the edge...as a Linebacker...dropped into Safety a lot....be a nice tool for Hall...he will essentially fill Korey Jone's DI spot this year, and thats an upgrade for us
Also means if a DB goes down, Alexander can move to their spot and Antiga could potentially play safety
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 01:35:29 PM »

Also means if a DB goes down, Alexander can move to their spot and Antiga could potentially play safety
Could see that happening...
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 02:05:27 PM »

Great signing. Highly versatile, solid resume, and a good skill set.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 02:07:24 PM »

Great signing. Highly versatile, solid resume, and a good skill set.
and only 26...so has room to improve
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 02:17:20 PM »

Also means if a DB goes down, Alexander can move to their spot and Antiga could potentially play safety

Exactly. I wasn?t a big fan of Jones but he sure knew how to utilize athletic freaks like Jefferson & Antigha in his Defence.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 02:22:31 PM »

Young, versatile, rotation DI. Likely cheaper than Jones was. Antigha made some big plays for the Riders last year. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 02:34:22 PM »

Young, versatile, rotation DI. Likely cheaper than Jones was. Antigha made some big plays for the Riders last year. in 2018.

Corrected it for you Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 02:34:49 PM »

Young, versatile, rotation DI. Likely cheaper than Jones was. Antigha made some big plays for the Riders last year. 

You're probably thinking of the year prior. He was with the Argos in 2019.

This signing has tremendous upside.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 02:41:24 PM »

You're probably thinking of the year prior. He was with the Argos in 2019.

This signing has tremendous upside.
You're right. I am thinking of the year before. I forgot he was even on the Argos. I guess he didn't make any big plays last year.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 02:44:20 PM »

Good signing and he's taken an interesting road. He played receiver in college before Chris Jones converted him to DE. It takes the right system to have him thrive though, you've got to be willing to let him move around and play different parts of the field. He's not someone who can line up at DE and straight rush every down and be successful. We've got to use his athleticism and let him free wheel a bit. Jones did that, not sure if we will be willing too but that's sort of what he needs.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 03:01:26 PM »

Who was the dude complaining about our inactivity in Free agency?!? Excellent signing by KW!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 03:21:33 PM »

The 2019 Bombers had great depth at most positions so if a player had an injury they were able to move in their second stringers and it got them thru the playoffs and into the Grey Cup. The signing of such a versatile player like Tobi Antigha means so much to be able to not only fill in but play the position at a high level. Coming into the league a receiver, converting to defence and with his size and good hands it should help the team with their interception totals. Nothing like an interception going for a TD to get the crowd pumped.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 04:52:13 PM »

Awesome! #1d is becoming a great possibility again

Mr Hall will have tools to execute again
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2020, 08:16:30 PM »

He's an excellent player and very versatile. I can see him rotating at DE or WIL and even in the secondary.

In effect he takes on what we've often needed 2 DI's to do.

I'm quite pleased with this signing.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2020, 08:20:41 PM »

Wow.. Jefferson can drop into coverage.  Hansen can drop into coverage.  Now Antigha can drop into coverage... Three DE's who would be LB's who can cover...  run Nascar with Jefferson at DT, and drop one or two...  and let Biggie spy the QB and light him up if he tries to run. 
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2020, 08:49:27 PM »

Wow.. Jefferson can drop into coverage.  Hansen can drop into coverage.  Now Antigha can drop into coverage... Three DE's who would be LB's who can cover...  run Nascar with Jefferson at DT, and drop one or two...  and let Biggie spy the QB and light him up if he tries to run. 

That wouldn't be new. We did it last year quite a bit. Although those guys aren't "covering" really, they're dropping to a spot and using their athleticism and instincts to make a play on the ball.
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2020, 08:55:14 PM »

Wow.. Jefferson can drop into coverage.  Hansen can drop into coverage.  Now Antigha can drop into coverage... Three DE's who would be LB's who can cover...  run Nascar with Jefferson at DT, and drop one or two...  and let Biggie spy the QB and light him up if he tries to run. 

I think aardvark just found his favourite term of the 2020 season. Look for him to be talkin' 'bout dat #nascar D all year long!
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2020, 08:57:27 PM »

I think aardvark just found his favourite term of the 2020 season. Look for him to be talkin' 'bout dat #nascar D all year long!

Let's bring back 2010!
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2020, 09:32:39 PM »

WOW This is a signing that I wasn't expecting. Great move Mr. Walters.
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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2020, 07:21:00 AM »

iirc the Bombers had interest in Antiga last FA period too
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2020, 04:22:09 PM »

Plays DE, SAM, WIL, Safety.... this is a nightmare for offences when pared with a guy like active arms like Jefferson. The license to get creative just got a whole lot cooler for Hall.
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2020, 04:45:59 PM »

Plays DE, SAM, WIL, Safety.... this is a nightmare for offences when pared with a guy like active arms like Jefferson. The license to get creative just got a whole lot cooler for Hall.

Hilarious, Chris Jones would love to get his hands on this personnel, it's exactly the type of D lineup he would wish to build.
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