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 on: Today at 08:06:48 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by gobombersgo
Schoen jumped out at me on 1 on 1s Sunday. Fast dude with very smooth cuts and transitions. Had the DBs jock laying there a few times! McKnight looked good to.

I was at the Thursday practice and the receiver that stood out for me was #17 BJ Muckelvene. He made good separation during the 1 on 1's and caught everything that was thrown his way.

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 on: Today at 07:44:30 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by DM83
Yes a Wes Welker type.  That would be a great weapon.
No  regarding the receiver, I am talking about this year.  He's penciled in as a starter, but one of our posters, mentioned he looked like he lost a step, Achilles injury?.  Saunders is the guy, I am thinking about

I am wondering if he is impressing, or he isn't ready.? The poster sounded like he won't be the answer.  Is that why Grant is getting a shot at slot?  Does that mean  McKnight will be a second token WR, who won't get many catches or yards?  Feedback?

From reading the posts, no one. Other than Linc, mentioned he made one nice catch.

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 on: Today at 07:40:45 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by DM83
Wow! You have passed me on the negative scale.
I don't think adding more Americans is the answer. They should actually go the other way. I mean imagine having players that live here year round, and you can see them in the community......yup love those old days.

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 on: Today at 07:36:51 AM 
Started by Lincoln Locomotive - Last post by DM83
Yes with a bigger playing surface, speed and skill are emphasized, not a run game into a pile of 300pd guys. I love the passing game, wide field and return games..
CFL RULES, ( as in, is the best)

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 on: Today at 07:31:04 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by DM83
Crap.
I think the Bombers had him pencilled in as a starter.

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 on: Today at 05:08:35 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by CrazyCanuck89
Not saying you are wrong, but,

- The players' committee worked out a deal that they negotiated and believed was a viable compromise to the players demands,

- The league has weathered a cancelled season and a reduced season and a resulting loss of fan interest and are still operating.

- The league is on the verge of a "regular" season with a fair level of excitement for a few of the previous "have-not" teams.

- It's been reported that 30+ percent of the players did not even vote on the package.

And you and others support the players?  The players made some gains in this package.  In the circumstances they cannot expect everything they ask for. given the above.  IMHO.

So the players who didn't vote, who's fault was that?

Just because you reps iron out a deal, doesn't make a fair deal.  Players, have the right to vote No, just like your average Joe.

Canadian players shouldn't have to stand by and be treated like second class citizens in their own country.  We all know that the league is dwindling away at the ratio slowly and will one day replace the Canadian players with cheap American talent, who will then one day also be replaced by younger, cheaper Americans.

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 on: Today at 04:55:49 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by ModAdmin
I'm with you on this Techno....having been in bargaining sessions for a good dozen years....you have to show management that you're prepared to walk at some point.  I know we all want to watch football but players are finally standing up for themselves and I'm with them.  

Not saying you are wrong, but,

- The players' committee worked out a deal that they negotiated and believed was a viable compromise to the players demands,

- The league has weathered a cancelled season and a reduced season and a resulting loss of fan interest and are still operating.

- The league is on the verge of a "regular" season with a fair level of excitement for a few of the previous "have-not" teams.

- It's been reported that 30+ percent of the players did not even vote on the package.

And you and others support the players?  The players made some gains in this package.  In the circumstances they cannot expect everything they ask for. given the above.  IMHO.

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 on: Today at 04:18:42 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by Lincoln Locomotive
No one here knows beans.  Only speculation.  Anyone read the actual CBA?  No?  Then sssshhhhh.

Something in there must have sucked big time for it to be voted down.  If Solly & Biggie et al liked it (enough) but the players didn't, then something must be rotten.

The league brought this on itself by purposely setting the CBA expiration at a week before TC.  It backfired, as for once the players grew a spine and said screw it.  The league now has egg on their face and will miss games at a time when everyone knows they can't.  I'll bet the league thinks twice before making this mistake again.

I'm with the players on this one.  Something in there got them angry enough to endanger the CFL and they stood up for themselves.  Good for them.  This isn't about the fans, it's between the league and the players.  To win at negotiations, you have to be willing to walk away.  The league thought the players would never, thus the CFPA always got bullied.  Now they've shown they will walk.  This only makes them stronger.

You know what's going to happen now?  The league will offer the players more of what they wanted on Tuesday, the players will make no more concessions, and they'll get it ratified as fast as possible.  The pain and pressure is on the league now.

For those dissing the Canadians here (like it's all their fault?)... I don't know what to say.

The useful discussion to have right now, is what are the things the league will cave on to get a deal?  I bet the 3-FAKENATs thing is dropped.  Future CBAs to be negotiated far earlier.  And maybe more ELC/cap money immediately in 2022.  It's too bad the CFPA doesn't better publicize their positions so we're not all guessing...

The next question, is how fast they can get it signed and play ball if the league caves to demands tomorrow.  Does this set us back only a week... or more?

I'm with you on this Techno....having been in bargaining sessions for a good dozen years....you have to show management that you're prepared to walk at some point.  I know we all want to watch football but players are finally standing up for themselves and I'm with them.  

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 on: Today at 04:13:21 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by ModAdmin
Keep the communication going...

CFLPA
@CFLPA
5h
Attention #TeamCFLPA members, a new membership communication was just sent to all of you.

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 on: Today at 04:07:54 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by Pete
Its pretty obvious that the canadian ratio is what caused the nay vote Everything else is just window dressing. The fact remains that the players bargaining commitee and its reps supported the agreement, that it was shot down is a massive disconnect with ite members.
And yes I do blame the cfl players on this one and while we dont have the exact wording there has been enough reporting to indicate that this was a fair deal. Has there ever been an agreement put forward by the bargaining committee and supported by the reps in any league that was rejected in this manner?

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