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Title: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Pigskin on September 15, 2019, 03:09:06 AM
Bombers D will have to control Adams and bring a lot of pressure. Special teams will have to be just that, special. Strv17 have play like he did against the Riders. Ball control, zero turnovers, and keep the penalties in check.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: TecnoGenius on September 15, 2019, 09:57:28 AM
I think we'll be good.  SSK DL was garbage tonight and they still beat MTL.  With our pressure we should have no trouble.  And Adams isn't nearly as good a scrambler as Fajardo.

MTL doesn't spread the ball around, so just cover Bray and Posey tight, loose on Lewis, and ignore (relatively) the others.  Our run D should have no trouble against Stanback.

MTL D is an interesting beast and I'm not sure how to read them yet.  What are they good at?  Nothing and everything?  They seem medium-good at it all.  I wish I could pick a weakness for them.  Probably the deep ball.  AH33 should have good success against them, too, but he has to be played at unexpected times, along with Strev's rush, so Muamba (and Levels) doesn't cheat up.

At least crowd noise isn't a thing in MTL!  If we can get our usual big lead by halftime we should be ok as MTL seems to get morale problems when things don't go their way.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 15, 2019, 01:27:08 PM
West division is really tight at the moment. Every game we win keeps us ahead of the rest. Hopefully we get a few injured players back for the last 6 games. A few should be back this week.

Montreal is improving but they had a long way to go.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blueraid on September 15, 2019, 01:31:48 PM
Mathews giving them all of our playbook as we speak.....lol.....We should beat this club.....IF we don't.....certainly won't look good heading into the final stretch....


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Jesse on September 15, 2019, 01:41:44 PM
West division is really tight at the moment. Every game we win keeps us ahead of the rest. Hopefully we get a few injured players back for the last 6 games. A few should be back this week.

Montreal is improving but they had a long way to go.

We did what we had to before the break. We won 2 out of 3 and now we find ourselves still leading the West.

But you're right, every win gives us that one game lead, any loss likely brings us down to a tie with Calgary.

We have to keep winning.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: pjrocksmb on September 15, 2019, 01:59:11 PM
We will beat them.  Turnovers key.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: 24blue on September 15, 2019, 02:04:14 PM
I don`t forsee too much trouble against Mtl. With AH#33 back I think we`ll see a calm. cool. and collected Strevallar.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 15, 2019, 02:24:08 PM
I foresee a tough road game and a close game decided late like the one against the Riders.   They have good receivers and a solid RB and a respectable D.   


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 15, 2019, 02:24:35 PM
I expect a comfortable win. The only question is whether we are comfortable by half time or whether it takes until Q3.

Streveler will gain momentum on his passing game and we'll have A. Harris leading the way on the ground.

I would like to see less necessity for Streveler to run as much and risk injury. He'll need to run if necessary but I think that will be less needed this week.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Knocker42 on September 15, 2019, 02:54:45 PM
We will need to be at our best to beat Montreal at their barn.  While not a spectacular team, they are pretty solid and will punish errant passes. Hopefully Streveler can avoid same, but as usual, much will depend on the running game and Muamba will be glued to Harris all game.  Unfortunately, Streveler will need to run.








Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 15, 2019, 03:43:24 PM
I foresee a 31-17 final score. Blue Bombers win.

Harris will be on a mission.
Jefferson will be Jefferson.
Rose will have another pick.
Bring the blitz Hall on these dudes!
Streveler comes out slinging a bit catching Als D off guard. Mixed in nicely with the run of course.
Grant and Whitehead will have a great day in the return game.

Limit the turnovers and penalties I cannot see how we lose useless we beat ourselves.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: northof30 on September 15, 2019, 04:15:45 PM
I foresee a 31-17 final score. Blue Bombers win.

Harris will be on a mission.
Jefferson will be Jefferson.
Rose will have another pick.
Bring the blitz Hall on these dudes!
Streveler comes out slinging a bit catching Als D off guard. Mixed in nicely with the run of course.
Grant and Whitehead will have a great day in the return game.

Limit the turnovers and penalties I cannot see how we lose useless we beat ourselves.

A good looking plan and hopefully it turns out that way. Obviously not a "must win" game but I see this as a very pivotal game for us given the remainder of the schedule.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 15, 2019, 04:27:20 PM
R. Hall does need to realize that Adams passed for 350 yards in his last game. He didn't get as much pressure from the Riders as he will from our front 7. We'll sack him more than once and have him scrambling for his life.

HOWEVER. We can't give his receivers 10 yard cushions and allow the Als to get any advantage of field position and / or TOP.

The team that wins the turnover battle also needs to win field position and TOP to dominate.

Bombers are on a roll even with the recent injuries.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: dd on September 15, 2019, 05:18:37 PM
We will need to be at our best to beat Montreal at their barn.  While not a spectacular team, they are pretty solid and will punish errant passes. Hopefully Streveler can avoid same, but as usual, much will depend on the running game and Muamba will be glued to Harris all game.  Unfortunately, Streveler will need to run.







Agree that we will have to be at our best to beat the Als...these aren't the Al's of the first of this season, they are very much improved, and hats off to Khari for that.

Muamba can be glued to Harris all he wants, as we'll use the run-option between Harris and Demski, mixed in with a WR jet, and Steveler can pull the ball in and run with it himself, which he will, and he will crush the D. What he did vs the Riders D was impressive. He was the hammer, and they were the nails!!!


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Letsgobomberspodcast on September 15, 2019, 05:21:02 PM
Hopefully Jeffcoat is back too.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 15, 2019, 05:55:54 PM
Hopefully Jeffcoat is back too.

On paper he's eligible to start practicing this week. I'm not so sure they won't wait the extra game to save the SMS and give him that extra time to get back to game speed. The SMS hit might be worth saving to get that benefit.

There are several players on the 6 game IR that have been there longer than 6 games. Whether any have actually participated in practice yet I don't know. Some may be ready, close to ready or finished for the season.

I'd expect Demski to start this week. Whitehead and possibly Speller added as the # 6 OL pushing Eli to 1 game IR? A. Harris will be back. Maston may be healthy but wouldn't be an automatic add although he could be the 46th man.

Watching the day before game roster changes will be interesting this week with so many possible changes.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue girl on September 15, 2019, 06:38:32 PM
Montreal is a good team and can't be underestimated. I think that it will be close probably decided by a FG. But Andrew Harris is back and he'll be a man on a mission leading to a Bomber win.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: buckzumhoff on September 15, 2019, 11:19:14 PM
I think Montreal will be tough also .  Harris has to have a good game.   


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 16, 2019, 01:51:42 AM
On paper he's eligible to start practicing this week. I'm not so sure they won't wait the extra game to save the SMS and give him that extra time to get back to game speed. The SMS hit might be worth saving to get that benefit.

There are several players on the 6 game IR that have been there longer than 6 games. Whether any have actually participated in practice yet I don't know. Some may be ready, close to ready or finished for the season.

I'd expect Demski to start this week. Whitehead and possibly Speller added as the # 6 OL pushing Eli to 1 game IR? A. Harris will be back. Maston may be healthy but wouldn't be an automatic add although he could be the 46th man.

Watching the day before game roster changes will be interesting this week with so many possible changes.
Yes we are all waiting with baited breath for Jeffcoat to return to his 2018 form!   We need to pressure VA big time in Montreal!


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: J5V on September 16, 2019, 01:52:42 AM
I foresee a 31-17 final score. Blue Bombers win.

Harris will be on a mission.
Jefferson will be Jefferson.
Rose will have another pick.
Bring the blitz Hall on these dudes!
Streveler comes out slinging a bit catching Als D off guard. Mixed in nicely with the run of course.
Grant and Whitehead will have a great day in the return game.

Limit the turnovers and penalties I cannot see how we lose useless we beat ourselves.

I like. I think we flex our muscle in this game and crush the Als.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Pigskin on September 17, 2019, 01:03:17 PM
Montreal has a pretty decent D. Strv17 will have to protect the ball, and we mite have to have a little extra help with MR. Bowman. At 37 this guy is still a very good player that can bring the heat. A nice clean game should be enough to take home a road victory.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GCn19 on September 17, 2019, 01:18:21 PM
Mathews giving them all of our playbook as we speak.....lol.....We should beat this club.....IF we don't.....certainly won't look good heading into the final stretch....

If Nichols was playing I might be a tiny bit concerned about Matthews giving a heads up, but Matthews won't know much about the Strev run O.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GCn19 on September 17, 2019, 01:20:48 PM
If this game was in WPG I wouldn't even break a sweat about this game, however, the Montreal strip clubs make it tough to win over there.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 17, 2019, 01:50:28 PM
If this game was in WPG I wouldn't even break a sweat about this game, however, the Montreal strip clubs make it tough to win over there.

They haven't lost there since 2015 and under this regime, they're 4-1 in Montreal.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on September 17, 2019, 02:16:34 PM
They haven't lost there since 2015 and under this regime, they're 4-1 in Montreal.

I think it's safe to say this is the best team the Als. have fielded since 2015, Calvillo retired in 2014.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: BlueInCgy on September 17, 2019, 02:26:46 PM
This is by far the best Als team in a long time, even possibly better than the end of the Calvillo years.  Bombers need to pick up where they left off in the BB and put this one down early.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 17, 2019, 02:52:29 PM
I think it's safe to say this is the best team the Als. have fielded since 2015, Calvillo retired in 2014.

That's probably the case. But this Bombers team is pretty good, too. My point, though, was I don't think the night life in Montreal will afflict the road team this weekend; this regime seems to keep its soldiers in check. If the Bombers play their game and do it well, I expect a win.

Sidenote: the Bombers took both road games in Montreal in 2013, too. Those were their only road wins that season.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Stretch on September 17, 2019, 03:40:11 PM
Sidenote: the Bombers took both road games in Montreal in 2013, too. Those were their only road wins that season.

And the only home game we won that year was the Banjo Bowl. That means Montreal fans saw us win in person more than Winnipeg fans.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 17, 2019, 03:51:49 PM
And the only home game we won that year was the Banjo Bowl. That means Montreal fans saw us win in person more than Winnipeg fans.

2013 was indeed a season to forget. Banjo Bowl aside, anyway.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: rubanski on September 17, 2019, 03:53:41 PM
Luckily for us Matthews wasn't paying much attention at practice or team meetings...


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 17, 2019, 04:11:08 PM
Luckily for us Matthews wasn't paying much attention at practice or team meetings...
I really would like to know what Matthews story really is and maybe we'll never know?   The coaches and players were so high on him in training camp and then he more or less disappeared on the field and then was injured.    His running style always gave the impression he was dogging it but he would still come up with the catch most of the time.   So what really happened to Matthews after training camp because our MODP wore his number the day we released him out of respect??   


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: The Zipp on September 17, 2019, 04:19:55 PM
Some good news:

As suspected, a few #Bombers players who have been working through injury are back practicing on Day 1 following the bye. Pat Neufeld the most notable, practicing with the team for the first time in 2019.

Jeffcoat, Demski, Whitehead, Speller also practicing. Matt Nichols is not.


From Bauming


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GCn19 on September 17, 2019, 04:27:39 PM
I really would like to know what Matthews story really is and maybe we'll never know?   The coaches and players were so high on him in training camp and then he more or less disappeared on the field and then was injured.    His running style always gave the impression he was dogging it but he would still come up with the catch most of the time.   So what really happened to Matthews after training camp because our MODP wore his number the day we released him out of respect??  

Coaching football for many years, let me offer up a theory based on what I've seen in the past. Not saying this is what happened, but given that we know their was some late night trouble...
In the past, I have seen guys who are very well liked in the dressing room that can negatively influence others. Matthews may have been that guy that talked others into staying for one or two more beers at the bar, or convincing them to go out when they really should have been studying the playbook, or been working out.
These aren't the worst offences in the world, and you can't really blame Matthews for what others do, but when you get a guy like that and he's not performing up to expectations the decision to cut bait on them can come quicker than normal.
Coaches, as a general rule hate negative influencers in their dressing room.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: The Zipp on September 17, 2019, 04:59:56 PM
Mathews is gone...and will soon be distant memory of what ifs...whys and what happened...


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 17, 2019, 05:22:39 PM
I really would like to know what Matthews story really is and maybe we'll never know?   The coaches and players were so high on him in training camp and then he more or less disappeared on the field and then was injured.    His running style always gave the impression he was dogging it but he would still come up with the catch most of the time.   So what really happened to Matthews after training camp because our MODP wore his number the day we released him out of respect??  

Injuries including the stabbing may have hampered his effectiveness. New players were playing well so when Adams returned from his injury a decision needed to be made. That decision was to keep the younger players on the roster and save some SMS.

If there was more to it than that it doesn't really matter. Good to him and his career being able to continue in Montreal.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 17, 2019, 05:27:55 PM
Some good news:

As suspected, a few #Bombers players who have been working through injury are back practicing on Day 1 following the bye. Pat Neufeld the most notable, practicing with the team for the first time in 2019.

Jeffcoat, Demski, Whitehead, Speller also practicing. Matt Nichols is not.


From Bauming

If I had to guess I think we'll see Speller back on the game day roster. He might not immediately be back starting but would replace Eli as the # 6 OL. Or he might be ready to resume playing at LG with Desjarlais back as # 6 OL.

Neufeld is going to need some game conditioning and practice for a week or two IMO but might be ready to return down the road. It gives us some depth options if and when it might be necessary.

Whether there is an expectation to start at LG down the road can only be a discussion topic until he actually gets activated.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 17, 2019, 05:36:48 PM
Luckily for us Matthews wasn't paying much attention at practice or team meetings...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7TKxD6awoTUJJ17y/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: rubanski on September 17, 2019, 06:08:01 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7TKxD6awoTUJJ17y/giphy.gif)

Love the GIF. That's my exact reaction to the "he's sharing or playbook with everyone!!" comments.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 17, 2019, 06:11:09 PM
Per Ted Wyman on Twitter: O'Shea on RB Andrew Harris returning from two-game suspension for positive drug test. "He's pissed off. He's not in any mood to chat and he's not just gonna exchange pleasantries. He's angry. I'm sure that will turn into something productive for him."

Colour me excited to see #33 on Saturday. ;D


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GCn19 on September 17, 2019, 06:15:08 PM
Per Ted Wyman on Twitter: O'Shea on RB Andrew Harris returning from two-game suspension for positive drug test. "He's pissed off. He's not in any mood to chat and he's not just gonna exchange pleasantries. He's angry. I'm sure that will turn into something productive for him."

Colour me excited to see #33 on Saturday. ;D

A highly motivated Andrew Harris will be scary. Henoc better eat his Wheaties this week.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: The Zipp on September 17, 2019, 06:45:50 PM
From Ed Tait :

Mike O'Shea: both Jackson Jeffcoat and Pat Neufeld practised today, but still have one week left on the six-game injured list. #Bombers


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: The Zipp on September 17, 2019, 06:47:09 PM
It has been almost five weeks since Matt Nichols suffered an injury to his throwing arm. Mike O?Shea says it will be a week or two more before he?s able to provide another update on his quarterback?s health status.


From Bauming


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 17, 2019, 07:45:31 PM
From Ed Tait :

Mike O'Shea: both Jackson Jeffcoat and Pat Neufeld practised today, but still have one week left on the six-game injured list. #Bombers

That can't be correct with Neufeld. He's been on the 6 game IR for 12 games. He's eligible to return but probably needs an extra week to get back to game speed.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: 66 Chevelle on September 17, 2019, 07:53:27 PM
Love the GIF. That's my exact reaction to the "he's sharing or playbook with everyone!!" comments.

an opposing team's time would be better spent in the film room than trying to get inside info from a released player, especially if you're a coach or an assistant... it is truly laughable to think that there is anything to learn from a released player... hell, I'd go as far as sending him with our play book and it still wouldn't matter...

are you, as an opposing team, going to learn the entire Bomber play book and be able to decipher anything on the field during a game as to what we are actually going to do based upon our line up or formation?  and then, have everyone on your team also know and be able to adjust before the snap of the ball?

honestly, people need to think about this for a few minutes and think about all they would have to do to even have a clue as to how to defend against us... it just isn't possible to learn anything of value... seriously...


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Knocker42 on September 17, 2019, 07:59:28 PM
That can't be correct with Neufeld. He's been on the 6 game IR for 12 games. He's eligible to return but probably needs an extra week to get back to game speed.
I think he was put back on the six-game list after his first six expired.  He may well need the week of practice but I do not think he's eligible to play yet, unless they take him off early.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on September 17, 2019, 08:05:51 PM
That can't be correct with Neufeld. He's been on the 6 game IR for 12 games. He's eligible to return but probably needs an extra week to get back to game speed.

It is correct. Neufeld was on the 1-game injured list during week one. He moved to the 6-game after the bye but before our second game. That would mean this is his 6th game on the 2nd of two back-to-back 6-game designations.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Pigskin on September 17, 2019, 08:47:42 PM
I am just glad he is finally practicing.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: gobombersgo on September 17, 2019, 09:09:31 PM
I think he was put back on the six-game list after his first six expired.  He may well need the week of practice but I do not think he's eligible to play yet, unless they take him off early.

Neufeld is eligible to play. Teams can take 2 players off the 6 game list with no SMS hit that have been on the 6 game for 7 games or more.

The team probably just didn't want to use one of the two early withdrawals on Neufleld. Question is, if they don't use it on him who would they use those on?

Whether he is ready to play is another question.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: bomb squad on September 17, 2019, 10:33:17 PM
Of some note anyways, is the Bombers can clinch a playoff berth with a win this Saturday.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue girl on September 17, 2019, 11:09:50 PM
It has been almost five weeks since Matt Nichols suffered an injury to his throwing arm. Mike O?Shea says it will be a week or two more before he?s able to provide another update on his quarterback?s health status.


From Bauming
This makes sense. He got injured against BC so that will be 5 weeks Thursday and Saturday will be 4 games after which I believe he can begin practicing with the team again.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 18, 2019, 03:44:34 AM
Of some note anyways, is the Bombers can clinch a playoff berth with a win this Saturday.
Always good to get that over with ASAP.....the west is so tight now every game is just about a must win....for us to capture 1st in the west we need to win 4 or 5 and win the series with Calgary and the Riders.   I'm sure some have already crunched out the variables yet strange things can happen in the CFL!


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: TecnoGenius on September 18, 2019, 07:49:46 AM
For me this is a "must win" game.  It's against an "easier" east team.  We're expected to win.  MTL is good enough that we won't take them lightly like we did TOR & HAM.

We must stay 1+ games ahead of CGYMust.  We've been 1-2 games ahead of everyone all year.  Must keep it that way.  Let CGY/SSK be the first to falter and lose; let them be in catch-up mode and feel the pressure.  We hold all the cards.

Andrew should be unstoppable, especially paired with Strev.  If we can improve our passing game from the BB -- and I think we will in spades! -- we should be well ahead by halftime.  Let's do this game the official '19 Bomber way: let's get up by 2 scores fast, and never let off the gas until 3:00 in the 4th.

I predict we kill them on ST, match their total yards on O, and have at least an ok D showing, with a big chance of a monster D showing.  MTL will get good O production in the air, we will limit Standback on the ground (but he'll do better than Powell) and we will pressure and frustrate Adams.  We should get 2+ picks and win the turnover battle.  Our run game will be something to behold.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GCn19 on September 18, 2019, 11:30:56 AM
Montreal is a very strong team and they are at home. This game is no gimme.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 18, 2019, 11:48:27 AM
Montreal is a very strong team and they are at home. This game is no gimme.

As we saw with that loss to the Argos, no game is a gimme. The Bombers can't really afford to lose this game, that's for sure.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 18, 2019, 12:48:00 PM
As we saw with that loss to the Argos, no game is a gimme. The Bombers can't really afford to lose this game, that's for sure.
Calgary cannot afford to lose their game this week as well.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: bluengold204 on September 18, 2019, 01:35:16 PM
Calgary cannot afford to lose their game this week as well.

They have Bo back and play Toronto, anythings possible but I would bet they win.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Blue In BC on September 18, 2019, 01:42:37 PM
Neufeld is eligible to play. Teams can take 2 players off the 6 game list with no SMS hit that have been on the 6 game for 7 games or more.

The team probably just didn't want to use one of the two early withdrawals on Neufleld. Question is, if they don't use it on him who would they use those on?

Whether he is ready to play is another question.

That clarifies things a bit. So he could be taken off this week as one of the early removed from 6 game IR but there isn't that urgency IMO.

I expect Speller to be ready this week.

Since this is game 13 I'm not sure using the week early is the greater of the issues involved at the moment.

OTOH, they added Rempel back to the AR from the 6 game IR after 1 week according to CFL.CA transactions? Glad his injury turned out to be less serious than thought earlier.



Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 18, 2019, 03:03:11 PM
They have Bo back and play Toronto, anythings possible but I would bet they win.
Me to but just saying. Stranger things have happened this year!


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: ichabod_crane on September 19, 2019, 08:05:07 PM
4 (maybe even 3 depending on things play out with Calgary and Sask) wins out of 6 should probably grant the Bombers first place especially if they split with Calgary and beat Sask over there last 6 games as they then have the season series against both of them. So even if they should tie the Bombers in the standings they still get first place. Calgary and Sask still have a game vs each other too in Calgary.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Pigskin on September 19, 2019, 08:50:11 PM
I think if we win our last 3 home games, and the game against Regina, we finish first. The game against Montreal on Saturday would be a bonus.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: BBRT on September 19, 2019, 11:24:41 PM
I think if we win our last 3 home games, and the game against Regina, we finish first. The game against Montreal on Saturday would be a bonus.

I would rather win in Montreal and take a pressure off the Calgary and Rider games if I had my choice.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 20, 2019, 05:51:00 PM
https://3downnation.com/2019/09/20/adams-says-stanback-is-the-superior-back-ahead-of-matchup-with-the-bombers/ (https://3downnation.com/2019/09/20/adams-says-stanback-is-the-superior-back-ahead-of-matchup-with-the-bombers/)

Stanback the better tailback over Harris...? Did Adams suffer a concussion in Regina last week?


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: limodriver on September 20, 2019, 06:32:31 PM
.....  and Bowman saying Harris should have gotten a longer suspension......   

I was feeling happy about the Al's turnaround this season, but now I hope the Bombers kick their a$$'s


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: Arm_Chair_Quarterback on September 20, 2019, 07:39:32 PM
I am noticing a trend being set by QB Chris Streveler. The lead rushers numbers are lower than under QB Matt Nichols. In fact, no one has rushed for more than 100 yard game with Strev running the offense. Don't get me wrong this has been a great thing. The results of the Bomber rushing attack have been impressive! I mean with the distribution of the ground yards and Strev threatening the other team defenses by just doing what he does with the pigskin.

Take a look the last four games:

YARDS         AH     AJ       CS               CARRIES     AH     AJ     CS
-----------------------------------------             ---------------------------------------
BC                73      25        29                BC               14      5        6    (Nichols played most of game)
EDM             89      --         95                EDM             13      --      14
SSK              --       98        65                SSK              --      12      11
SSK              --       75        70                SSK              --      16      11



I think AH doesn't get back to a 100 yard game until Nichols is starting again. For sure he must be frustrated at this point after failing the CFL drug policy and missing some games. And with the important and harder games coming up I think AH's numbers won't be like the first part of the season. 


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: BomberPride on September 20, 2019, 07:53:37 PM
I mean with the distribution of the ground yards and Strev threatening the other team defenses by just doing what he does with the pigskin.

It's a two headed monster with both Harris and Strev.

I have no doubt Lapo will be generous with Harris taking the bulk of the ground work.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: NewBlue on September 20, 2019, 08:04:31 PM
You know what would be funny?  With all this Harris talk and that's exactly what the Als are expecting...we come out and throw the ball deep & often!


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: buckzumhoff on September 20, 2019, 08:49:46 PM
\Montreal is good against the run. Like to see Bombers take them, have Toronto win and make it interesting. They came very close to beating Saskatchewan, lost by 2, so they are good team. Harris needs to have a good game. Bombers win 29-24.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: trapper on September 20, 2019, 09:06:03 PM
2013 was indeed a season to forget. Banjo Bowl aside, anyway.

I will never forget 2013  ;D


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: trapper on September 20, 2019, 09:07:32 PM
I don't think the Bombers should have any trouble against Montreal.  VA jr is still young at QB....and the defense can handle that.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: buckzumhoff on September 20, 2019, 09:29:26 PM
.....  and Bowman saying Harris should have gotten a longer suspension......   

I was feeling happy about the Al's turnaround this season, but now I hope the Bombers kick their a$$'s


So do I.Like to see the bombers shut them up. BC is another team like s to talk at 2-10.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: 1chad on September 21, 2019, 12:41:05 PM

So do I.Like to see the bombers shut them up. BC is another team like s to talk at 2-10.

Bowman should know by now, it's just bulletin board material.  If he feels so strongly, why wasn't he beaking out about the others around the league?  Maybe he's bitter that the under the table payments from Kavis have stopped..... just sayin'


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: TBURGESS on September 21, 2019, 02:07:39 PM
Just Montreal trying to get into Harris' head. Hoping he gets too pumped up. Won't mean a thing after the first couple of sets of downs.

We win, we're tied with Hamilton for first overall. We lose and we're tied with the Stamps for first in the west. It's a should win game, but not a must win one.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 21, 2019, 03:29:46 PM
Just Montreal trying to get into Harris' head. Hoping he gets too pumped up. Won't mean a thing after the first couple of sets of downs.

We win, we're tied with Hamilton for first overall. We lose and we're tied with the Stamps for first in the west. It's a should win game, but not a must win one.
I agree more with this. It definitely is a should win game. Especially after the bye and returning horses.


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: J5V on September 21, 2019, 04:54:31 PM
I agree more with this. It definitely is a should win game. Especially after the bye and returning horses.

Sorry GM and Tburg, I disagree. This is a must win for us. We already had our throw-away game against the Argos. We cannot afford to lose traction now. I'm expecting us to go undefeated the rest of the way. No mercy. Run the table, boys!


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 21, 2019, 05:57:28 PM
Sorry GM and Tburg, I disagree. This is a must win for us. We already had our throw-away game against the Argos. We cannot afford to lose traction now. I'm expecting us to go undefeated the rest of the way. No mercy. Run the table, boys!
Hey I am not saying no dude. Yes I think we need first to win the west. But more important games coming up. We had 2 mistake filled halves. Yes.  Hopefully they learned from their East Coast issues today. I think Montreal is in fir a lotta pain and suffering for 3hours. >:(


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: kkc60 on September 22, 2019, 01:31:01 AM
We will beat them.  Turnovers key.
This aged poorly


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: J5V on September 22, 2019, 01:49:27 AM
Just Montreal trying to get into Harris' head. Hoping he gets too pumped up. Won't mean a thing after the first couple of sets of downs.

We win, we're tied with Hamilton for first overall. We lose and we're tied with the Stamps for first in the west. It's a should win game, but not a must win one.

Thanks for jinxing us today.  :-\


Title: Re: The pre-game thread Winnipeg at Montreal
Post by: dd on September 22, 2019, 01:54:44 AM
I don't think the Bombers should have any trouble against Montreal.  VA jr is still young at QB....and the defense can handle that.
Wow, that prediction was dead on!!