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 on: Today at 06:35:00 AM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by TecnoGenius
Jefferson and Jeffcoat are both 32, a few years left in there careers. Lemon is 35 and still playing at a high level. My only problems with Jeffcoat is he has only played in 78 games in 6 years. Average 13 games a year. The man is a force when healthy. But, at 13 games a year what is he worth?

Ya, but since he usually stints on the 6GIR (I think?), it really doesn't cost us much SMS for his tub time.  The main problem is we seem to sign him dreaming that he'll play 18 games + postseason, when it never happens.  And thus we don't hire a really good replacement or rotation guy... and then wonder why our DL is ineffective when JJ is out.

So the answer, if you hire JJ again, is you must hire a very good rotation DE too.  I would say they'd have to be at Kongbo level.  Probably even better.  But not at Betts level.  It has to be $120-$150, not $100 or $200.  Yes, that would mean we have to be spending more at the DL position.  But we tend to really under-man that position relative to other teams already, so it's easy to justify becoming more "normal".

I think many here would agree if we re-sign JJ and stick with a sub-$100k DE backup then KW is failing at fixing this puzzle piece...

 on: Today at 06:28:39 AM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by TecnoGenius
I'd pass on Jeffcoat, Bighill, Rose and Miller for sure.

Jeffcoat is still important because we have no one in the hopper and who in FA is more of an impact when on the field than JJ at roughly he same price?  JJ's only problem is the tub time... so why not structure the contract more in terms of pay-for-play?

Biggie isn't going anywhere.  He's still under contract, and likely will take further tiny cuts if asked.  The team felt he was critical enough to dress for the GC even though it was clear he wasn't anywhere close to 100%.  Never forget the brain/director aspect: don't just look at his speed or one physical facet.

Miller: who knows.  But if MOS is loyal to any one player the most, it's Miller.

Rose, unfortunately, likely goes and will be picked up by OTT.  But if we have some early DB injuries we may wish we kept him.

 on: Today at 06:24:12 AM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by TecnoGenius
Willie comes from different circumstance, poor from a big family, he's hustled all his life and was probably first in line at Walters door with contract and pen in hand. One more year!

It helps when you don't have an agent to pay!  You'd think more players would do that... Willie can take a 10-20% pay cut over an agent-handled player and make the same amount of money!!  Probably makes KW happier too.

Willie's philosophy is one of my favorites: "no handouts".  Good for you, Willie.  Welcome back for another year of great things!

 on: Today at 06:21:26 AM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by TecnoGenius
Betts is from Montreal so that could factor into the equation. Given the same money he may choose living out east.

Is Betts fluent in French?  MTL has admitted outright they give priority to Francophone players, especially local QC guys.  If he's FA, why not make him some big offer?  MTL has monga SMS space with all their star rookies still on ELCs into 2024.

 on: Today at 06:19:25 AM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by TecnoGenius
Yes great to see Willie return!

Chances Brown resigns hear is a pipe dream to me.

If the whisper was Zach would be helped to retire in 2025 then maybe they could have kept Brown with some future promises.  But with Zach signed thru 2025, it'll be a hard ask to tell Dru to wait and get underpaid here until 2026.  The only hope is other teams don't think he's the real deal for a full season as #1 (it would be a gamble by a GM).  He won't take a lateral move: why would he?  No, it'll have to be a promotion.

If Masoli wants to continue, and word is he does, then a GM could sign Dru as #1 for a half season until Masoli is back, and then Dru becomes a high-paid #2, ready to step in if Masoli sucks or blows out another <insert tendon here>.

 on: Today at 06:12:48 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Yeah, and that makes 2 quarterbacks in a row the Riders gave up on that went on to win Grey Cups the year after.

And superstars Yoshi, Neufeld, Demski, Jefferson... the list goes on as Riders cry in their beer.

 on: Today at 06:11:32 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
I m not gung ho on him, just saying he played very well to beat both Argos and us, so hey, he ain't that bad and he certainly wasn't the problem in Riderville. Hats off to him, now onto the next season and we'd better beat him this time!!!

Well that was the truth.  And neither was Maas, strangely enough.  That's the best part about all of this, is watching greenie heads explode.  It's funny how many of the Riderfans forum now pretend that they weren't wishing bad things upon Cody/Maas like most were when they first started in MTL.  They are still coming to terms with (in the GC) having to either cheer for Cody/Maas (and admit the horrible mistake JOD made) or cheer for WPG.

Ya, on to next season, and on the bright side we'll most likely get our rematch in 2024, whether with TOR or MTL.  And we better play it bold this time!!

 on: Today at 06:05:01 AM 
Started by Throw Long Bannatyne - Last post by TecnoGenius
not sure about Hervey as GM, didn't he royally screwup Edmonton and BC??

Ya, Hervey?  Uh, if I'm a HAM fan I'm not too thrilled about that.

Who was the Prez who vacated to make space for Coach O: and does the club still have to pay him??

And we're positive Buck is tied up here, right??  Right??  No way Buck could be a surprise HC in HAM?  If Milanovitch, then all the moves last year make sense.  Then everyone can move on to the next riddle: To BLM or not to BLM, that is the question.  Looks like T.Harris is staying with SSK, so BLM really has nowhere else to go.

 on: Today at 04:53:58 AM 
Started by Pigskin - Last post by Pigskin
At 40 years old, Christine has played her last game for team Canada. 23 years, 331 caps, 190 goals. 3 Olympic medals. Thank you CS12.

 on: Today at 02:02:56 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by dd
Yeah, and that makes 2 quarterbacks in a row the Riders gave up on that went on to win Grey Cups the year after.
Interesting stat


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