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« Reply #585 on: October 17, 2021, 11:49:47 PM »

Outside of Andrew Harris, does anyone know of any other significant injuries the last game? Collaros got banged around pretty good, but he seems to just keep shrugging it all off. Know he is really ripped this season, so that might be helping him endure the hits better. Thankfully no blows to the head.

Kyrie Wilson looked more noticeable this past game. Maybe getting his groove back finally. Stove slid back in right away! Darby too was noticeable.

Think Grant is getting close to busting one. Had his best return game this last game.

Hopefully Hardrick back next game or soon after their break. O-Line certainly was not as tight this past game. Whether that was just a function of the Edmonton front 7 or there is a fair drop off without Hardrick in there.
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« Reply #586 on: October 18, 2021, 12:07:54 AM »

actually Kyrie has been good since getting back in, the run defence has been significantly better with him and Richardson. I actually think he's underrated.
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« Reply #587 on: October 18, 2021, 12:31:01 PM »

Some people like to pretend Briggs and Gauthier are good even though they're not. Run defense got better the second Stove came back and those guys went back on the bench.
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« Reply #588 on: October 18, 2021, 12:34:22 PM »

Some people like to pretend Briggs and Gauthier are good even though they're not. Run defense got better the second Stove came back and those guys went back on the bench.

Every time I've noticed Briggs and Gauthier on defence lately we've seemed vulnerable to the run even on 2nd and long. I know we have to rest / rotate our players but you're right, big difference when that happens.
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« Reply #589 on: October 18, 2021, 02:11:25 PM »

I honestly haven?t even noticed Briggs, which maybe says a lot right there, but Gauthier has made some pretty hellacious hits out there this year. He s a tank!!
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« Reply #590 on: October 18, 2021, 03:19:45 PM »

I honestly haven?t even noticed Briggs, which maybe says a lot right there, but Gauthier has made some pretty hellacious hits out there this year. He s a tank!!

Both players add value to the roster and improve our depth. Are they the best back up Nationals? No but they are great teams players, work hard within their skill limits. Can't ask much more than that.

Both have made some excellent plays at times when called upon.
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« Reply #591 on: October 18, 2021, 10:42:23 PM »

Both players add value to the roster and improve our depth. Are they the best back up Nationals? No but they are great teams players, work hard within their skill limits. Can't ask much more than that.

Both have made some excellent plays at times when called upon.

They're the "we're on the team because we're Canadian" type players. It's how all those type of players are described. "team players, work hard, cause no drama (because they know they are kind of lucky to be there). A lot of CFL fans (and I have no idea why) really like that sort of thing.

Coaches rotate them in and hope they don't hurt us too much while they're out there. It's definitely a CFL thing that fans go all crazy about but it doesn't improve the product or make the game more exciting.

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« Reply #592 on: October 19, 2021, 06:28:58 AM »

The CFL's ten highest-paid offensive linemen
October 18, 2021  By John Hodge

T-1) C David Beard, Edmonton Elks (N) - $180,000 ($151,000)

T-1) T Stanley Bryant, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A) - $180,000 ($158,000)

The two-time CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman got an $83,000 signing bonus from Winnipeg, which is why his prorated contract value is relatively high. Strangely, he has no bonuses available for any awards he may earn come the end of the 2021 season.

T-1) C Sean McEwen, Calgary Stampeders (N) - $180,000 ($147,000)

4) G Nolan MacMillan, Ottawa Redblacks (N) - $171,000 ($139,000)

5) T SirVincent Rogers, Edmonton Elks (A) - $170,000 ($132,000)

6) T Joel Figueroa, B.C. Lions (A) - $167,500 ($139,000)

7) G Sukh Chungh, B.C. Lions (N) - $165,000 ($139,000)

8 ) T Chris Van Zeyl, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N) - $160,000 ($124,000)

9) T Jamal Campbell, Toronto Argonauts (N) - $155,000 ($126,000)

T-10) T Ryker Mathews, B.C. Lions (A) - $150,000 (126,000)

T-10) G Kristian Matte, Montreal Alouettes (N) - $150,000 ($120,000)

Editor's note: Saskatchewan Roughriders' guard Brendon LaBatte would have appeared on this list but was left off as he elected not to play this season.

https://3downnation.com/2021/10/18/the-cfls-ten-highest-paid-offensive-linemen/
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« Reply #593 on: October 19, 2021, 08:36:05 PM »

Why are teams spending big money at center? Two of the three highest paid offensive lineman?
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« Reply #594 on: October 19, 2021, 09:22:50 PM »

Blue Bombers Transactions - October 19, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB., October 19, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following roster transactions:

Added to the practice roster:

Canadian kicker Gabriel Ferraro

Blue Bombers address kicking woes, trade for CFL all-star Sergio Castillo


The Bombers also announced they have added Canadian kicker Gabriel Ferraro to the practice roster. The 26-year-old last played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2019.

He was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in 2018 and spent training camp with them, making his only field goal attempt in a pre-season game before returning to the University of Guelph for his final year of eligibility.

Ferraro holds the U Sports record for field goals made in a season with 33 in 2017, and was tied for the most ever with a career 91-of-117. That record was bettered by Bombers punter Marc Liegghio, who reached 92 when he played with Western University.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-blue-bombers-kicker-sergio-castillo-1.6216448
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« Reply #595 on: October 19, 2021, 09:24:43 PM »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers acquire former CFL all-star kicker Sergio Castillo in trade with Lions


WINNIPEG, MB., October 19, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has acquired American kicker Sergio Castillo in a trade with the B.C. Lions, in exchange for a conditional fourth round selection in the 2022 CFL Draft.

Castillo opted out of his two-year Canadian Football League contract in August of 2020 after the cancellation of the season to pursue opportunities in the National Football League. The Lions had maintained his CFL rights.

Castillo (5-11, 196, West Texas A&M, November 1, 1990 in La Joya, TX) returns to the Blue Bombers after beginning his CFL career in Winnipeg in 2015. He has appeared in 38 CFL games covering four seasons with the Blue Bombers (2015), Ottawa Redblacks (2016), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2017) and the Lions (2019). He was named CFL All-Star in 2019 with the Lions after connecting on 41-of-45 field-goal attempts (91.1 percent), including five field goals covering 50 yards or longer.

Castillo was with the Tennessee Titans during training camp this year, and played in seven games in 2020 with the New York Jets, connecting on 8-of-13 field goals, including a 55 yarder.

Castillo holds a career field-goal percentage of 87.0 in the CFL, having made 80 of his 92 attempts. He also has a career convert percentage of 91.7 in the CFL.

Castillo was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2014, but made his professional debut with the Bombers in October of 2015, making all five of his field-goal attempts. He finished that year going 10-of-13 for the club before Justin Medlock was signed in free agency in 2016.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/10/19/blue-bombers-acquire-former-cfl-star-kicker-sergio-castillo-trade-lions/
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« Reply #596 on: October 20, 2021, 12:11:57 AM »

Why are teams spending big money at center? Two of the three highest paid offensive lineman?


Probably they can switch out to guard is my guess or they do all special teams snaps too. The specialty snapper for the kicking game is only a recent invention. Legendary John Bonk did it all in his day.
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« Reply #597 on: October 20, 2021, 12:42:25 AM »


Probably they can switch out to guard is my guess or they do all special teams snaps too. The specialty snapper for the kicking game is only a recent invention. Legendary John Bonk did it all in his day.

The only player on O that touches the ball every play is the C... they also usually call the D assignments, and have to block AFTER snapping the ball.. C is a tough position, and while they aren't usually huge specimens, they need size, speed and talent...
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« Reply #598 on: October 20, 2021, 12:58:57 AM »

The only player on O that touches the ball every play is the C... they also usually call the D assignments, and have to block AFTER snapping the ball.. C is a tough position, and while they aren't usually huge specimens, they need size, speed and talent...

And they're also much easier to find than tackles and sometimes guards who make up the all the other spots on that list.
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« Reply #599 on: October 20, 2021, 03:14:53 PM »

The only player on O that touches the ball every play is the C... they also usually call the D assignments, and have to block AFTER snapping the ball.. C is a tough position, and while they aren't usually huge specimens, they need size, speed and talent...

C is generally the easiest position to play on the OL from a physical and longevity standpoint. You have easier blocking assignments, in both pass pro and run blocking because you handle snapping duties. However, as you have pointed out the OC must have the ability to read the defence, relay the information to the rest of the line and the quickness to make a good snap and get into position. For these reasons OL play schemes usually give the centre the straight ahead blocking assignments whereas OGs have to be able to pull and block downfield in the run game moreso than OC. OT's are generally your best and quickest physical players on the OL for obvious reasons. For the most part, the OTs are the highest paid, then it is literally pretty even along the interior based on play level. An all star centre makes the same coin as an all star OG pretty much.
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