Started by gobombersgo, December 14, 2021, 05:09:58 PM
Quote from: the paw on December 17, 2021, 03:24:29 PMI like the one year deals. Yes, it means that we sometimes lose a little player continuity. But there are so many upsides. Let me enumerate:1. There is no way that we are able to put together almost all of the 2019 roster to play in 2021 without one year deals. Kongbo is maybe one of the most obvious examples who will still want to take his NFL shot, but was willing to come back for a year. I doubt he would have re-upped if he had to commit to 2 years. A lot of the other players took haircuts or deferred an increase in order for a chance to repeat, and they are able to rationalize it by telling themselves they will have a chance at an increase after just one more year. 2. Slightly different category, but there is no way a guy like Rose or Castillo comes back from the NFL and fills in for the stretch run if it means passing on any NFL interest for a whole nother year. 3. It's fundamental fairness. Clubs routinely fail to live up to the contracts they sign. Until clubs are required to pay a price for bailing on a multi-year commitment, veteran players should have the option to go short term instead.4. For every guy we might lose to the free agency scramble we have been able to add more key pieces. Stanley Bryant, Adam Bighill, Darvin Adams, Nik Demski, Chris Randle, Andrew Harris and Willie Jefferson were all free agents we have signed and been able to keep, even though the one year deal was an option. Willie Jefferson in particular came on a one year deal. This was the greatest single difference between Joe Mack and Kyle Walters - we now have a balance between drafting, scouting and strategic free agent acquisition.
Quote from: the paw on December 17, 2021, 08:35:15 PMFree agent tracker is up. Demski is not on it, but Adams is, so our earlier posts were half right...Anyway, we have 48 players on the list, so there are less than 25% of our team signed for next year. I'm sure a ton of them will get sewn up before February, so not going to speculate much until mid January.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 07:20:32 PMThat's the kind of thing the CFL has to crack down on, Wpg. will be one of the teams subsidizing the league, every team needs to play by the salary rules, no exceptions.
Quote from: Jesse on December 28, 2021, 02:34:56 PMMourtada?.....what?
Quote from: Blue In BC on December 28, 2021, 04:22:01 PMNo guarantee Castillo comes back but it's too early to suggest he won't either. Mourtada might have the strongest leg of any of our kickers. So bringing him back to TC as an ELC players is not the worst idea until we see how things play out.If he can improve his mechanics he might have a future. I'm not confidant of that but I'm not surprised the team is doing this at the moment.
Quote from: Pigskin on December 28, 2021, 05:35:08 PMIt would be nice if Leggs could take over both the place kicking and the punting, but I can't see it. Mourtada, can't see him more then TC kicker. Castillo probably will want 125 K plus. Can Castillo also punt?