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 on: Today at 07:15:12 PM 
Started by M.O.A.B. - Last post by blue_gold_84
maybe so ,  but i don't think any athelete plays years of high school and college football with a dream of being a backup that doesnt even get to suit up in a game Most of the players we are talking about especially qbs are used to being the center of attention in their careers. They have to miss that

That's just the reality of pro sports. Not every high school or college athlete has their dream come true when they try and go pro. Some don't even make it at all and as we've seen time and time again, the transition to professional athlete is extremely challenging.

Someone like Streveler is still pretty fortunate to play in the NFL and make the money he does, even if the "glory" of being a starter isn't part of the equation. And I'm sure he'd agree with that sentiment.

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 on: Today at 07:13:12 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
Sean Whyte
@SeanWhyte6
3h
There?s no place like home. I'm so pumped to back for 2 more years. @bclions_official @cfl
 @ White Rock, British Columbia

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 on: Today at 07:10:05 PM 
Started by blue_gold_84 - Last post by Jockitch
Shocked to see that the Blues are 2nd "least" penalized NHL team at 181 mins vs Jet's low at 211
Just might be a soft, fast game tonight

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 on: Today at 07:03:52 PM 
Started by M.O.A.B. - Last post by Pete
How can anyone equate being on the roster (active or practice) of an NFL team, being in the practices and on the sidelines of an NFL team, with "sacrificing the love of the game"?

Sure, you don't get camera time on field, but you are one hit, one case of COVID or stomach flu, away from that stage.

Being a CFL active roster backup QB (still don't think anyone would give Streveler the keys to a team right now) who gets packages and short yardage means you are on field in live situations, but its the CFL.   Its just not the same...

And "a little extra" cash?  Its a considerable difference, even if he was a starter in the CFL...
maybe so ,  but i don't think any athelete plays years of high school and college football with a dream of being a backup that doesnt even get to suit up in a game Most of the players we are talking about especially qbs are used to being the center of attention in their careers. They have to miss that

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 on: Today at 06:51:23 PM 
Started by M.O.A.B. - Last post by Stats Junkie
A little different situation but Danny McManus has said that he regrets not committing to the CFL earlier.

June 1988, McManus flew to Winnipeg for training camp. At the last minute, his agent talked him into to giving the NFL another try.

August 1989, McManus signed to the Blue Bombers practice roster & he was getting reps in practice. After about 1 week, McManus asked for his release to pursue another NFL opportunity.

As we all know, McManus finally committed to the CFL in 1990.

The difference in salary probably wasn't as significant back then.

Danny's comments came out when Khari Jones was considering the NFL and may have played a role in Khari staying in Winnipeg.

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 on: Today at 06:35:20 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Blue In BC
The Bombers have the fewest potential free agents, have their QB, MLB, and many other key players already signed, and have the best track record for reasonable retention of talent, as well as a n outstanding record for recruitment.

Having the HC back, and the OC now confirmed, the GM's job gets even easier.

Hoping Hall and the rest of the coaching crew start signing soon...

It's still 22 players as potential free agents. Least amount is irrelevant.  That includes 3 starting OL, our entire receiving corp and several key players on defence.

We'll probably get most back but nothing is guaranteed today.

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 on: Today at 06:16:32 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by drahgon
Glad it's finally confirmed. Although, it was never in doubt.

Love it. Grin

^agreed


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 on: Today at 05:57:49 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by theaardvark
The Bombers have the fewest potential free agents, have their QB, MLB, and many other key players already signed, and have the best track record for reasonable retention of talent, as well as a n outstanding record for recruitment.

Having the HC back, and the OC now confirmed, the GM's job gets even easier.

Hoping Hall and the rest of the coaching crew start signing soon...

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 on: Today at 05:57:34 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by blue_gold_84
Glad it's finally confirmed. Although, it was never in doubt.

Love it. Grin

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 on: Today at 05:38:45 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Blue In BC
I'm not sure than 2 more cups in 3 years is all that much of a tall order. Despite what happened last month, there remains no doubt that the Bombers are just better than the rest of the league right now, and likely will remain so for the short- to mid-term.

The Bombers, right now, have to be heavy favourites to win it all next year, even though we know that's no guarantee. What I'm getting at, I guess, is that two years from now if we're looking back at two straight Grey Cup wins again, it won't be the least bit surprising.

Bombers have 22 potential free agents at the moment. What the team will look like in 2023 is all guess work at the moment. Same as every other teams. A couple of days ago there were 246 potential free agents.

Bombers have the MOP QB in Collaros so we know he'll be back. No doubt we get back a bunch of veterans but the gain / loss in free agency is up in the air.

I suspect fans in BC and Toronto are saying they will be heavy favourites in 2023. Both those teams may not even have their starting QB's back next year.

So the bluster is fine but it's really TBD. Hamilton expected to be back in the Grey Cup in 2022 as well.

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