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 81 
 on: January 26, 2023, 01:13:07 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
Even Lawler might not be getting 2022 Lawler money. That's still up in the air. However I agree we can't be paying that kind of money.

Fair. I just mean he's obviously our most important player still not signed but even he shouldn't have a blank cheque. For example, hypothetically, I would rather have Lawler over Demski and make up the ratio somewhere else, if we get into that kind of cash.

 82 
 on: January 26, 2023, 01:03:31 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Blue In BC
Demski is obviously a fantastic Canadian receiver but everyone has a price and if he wants anything close to Lawler money then I would pass.

Even Lawler might not be getting 2022 Lawler money. That's still up in the air. However I agree we can't be paying that kind of money.

 83 
 on: January 26, 2023, 12:59:38 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Blue In BC
Before last season a couple people suggestioned he could be replaced.  Not a chance will retire a Bomber.  Excellent ball player in the role he plays.  Hope we get Briggs signed, excellent balance rotating these two run vs. Pass.

I still think that is true for both Gauthier and Briggs. Changes happen every season and room has to be made for draft choices making the AR. Both still have some value but both are role players on the downside of their careers.

Gauthier did come off his best season but Briggs came off possibly his worst. That said he might still be re-signed as well.

As much as you like, teams cannot keep everybody forever.  Note that I also said that Miller and Benson could have been casualties for 2023 but both were re-signed. They both can still play at a high level but where and when do you draw the line on players 30 and older?

None of these players are going to be high SMS guys but each will earn more than a rookie draft choice.  SMS is cumulative across the roster.

As O'Shea said, some hard decisions are going to be needed. While that's easier to do with imports but it does also apply to Canadians. Popularity is not the main criteria.

 84 
 on: January 26, 2023, 12:48:10 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
I saw some interviews and read some articles that would hint Demski may want to look at getting paid Lawler $$ in FA.  No one said anything, but that's the general read I got from his demeanour.  I do not feel like he's a slam dunk for WPG.  I hope I'm wrong.

Is Demski miffed he barely got any looks in the GC?  He's our superstar explosion play guy and we virtually ignored him.

I have nothing solid to go on for any of this, it's just my impression and speculation.  I hope we read tomorrow that he re-signed.


Demski is obviously a fantastic Canadian receiver but everyone has a price and if he wants anything close to Lawler money then I would pass.

 85 
 on: January 26, 2023, 02:39:39 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by the paw
If Schoen does come back to the Bombers does the team renegotiate his contract for 2023?

Not really.  I think what they typically would do is leave the 2023 contract as is, and extend him for extra years at a higher salary.  But they can give a signing bonus for the extension, and make it payable in 2023, so it has the same effect as a new contract.

I think they do it this way to avoid opening contracts midway after a good season.  Of course its a double standard, because teams don't hesitate to restructure when they want a guy to take a haircut.

 86 
 on: January 26, 2023, 01:43:21 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by gobombersgo
Four players have been signed off the list from Jan 9th. Only a few must haves remaining:

Quarterback
Dakota Prukop (A)

Running back
None

Fullback
None

Receiver
Rasheed Bailey (A)
Nic Demski (N)
Greg Ellingson (A)
Janarion Grant (A)

Offensive line
Michael Couture (N)

Defensive line
Keion Adams (A)
Casey Sayles (A)

Linebacker
Jesse Briggs (N)
Les Maruo (G)

Defensive back
Alden Darby (A)
Mercy Maston (A)
Nick Taylor (A)

Kicker

None

Long snapper
None

 87 
 on: January 26, 2023, 01:36:25 AM 
Started by gobombersgo - Last post by gobombersgo
Bombers got a few key cogs left to sign but trending the right way

Yup, not many left:

Quarterback
Dakota Prukop (A)

Running back
None

Fullback

None

Receiver

Rasheed Bailey (A)
Nic Demski (N)
Greg Ellingson (A)
Janarion Grant (A)

Offensive line
Michael Couture (N)

Defensive line
Keion Adams (A)
Casey Sayles (A)

Linebacker
Jesse Briggs (N)
Les Maruo (G)

Defensive back

Alden Darby (A)
Mercy Maston (A)
Nick Taylor (A)

Kicker
None

Long snapper
None

 88 
 on: January 26, 2023, 01:30:50 AM 
Started by theaardvark - Last post by gobombersgo
If Schoen does come back to the Bombers does the team renegotiate his contract for 2023?

 89 
 on: January 25, 2023, 11:29:18 PM 
Started by gobombersgo - Last post by pjrocksmb
Bombers got a few key cogs left to sign but trending the right way

 90 
 on: January 25, 2023, 11:22:56 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by pjrocksmb
Before last season a couple people suggestioned he could be replaced.  Not a chance will retire a Bomber.  Excellent ball player in the role he plays.  Hope we get Briggs signed, excellent balance rotating these two run vs. Pass.

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