Off Season Player Signings - Teams Other than the Bombers

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Blue72

No thanks to bringing Nichols back, he is scared to take a hit so how will he be about to do short yardage plays? He gets hurt to easily now, to old for a backup.

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Quote from: Blue72 on December 16, 2021, 03:41:21 PM
No thanks to bringing Nichols back, he is scared to take a hit so how will he be about to do short yardage plays? He gets hurt to easily now, to old for a backup.
agreed Nichols should retire.
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pjrocksmb

I wouldn't count all the veteran QBs out so soon.  While they took their licks and didn't have good seasons, they could rehab and play well next year.

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Quote from: blue_gold_84 on December 16, 2021, 07:01:47 PM
This. Methinks he's done based on how 2021 went for him.

I think the Bombers thought he was done after the 2019 season.
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dd

I hope BLM and MN come back and play but watching mitchel struggle with his throwing motion and not putting and zip on the ball, it looks like there is structural damage done. Nichols has had more than his share of serious injuries, a body can only take so much. I wonder if he?d consider a backup role in Winnipeg to help prolong his career?? He wouldn?t have to throw his shoulder out every game, most games he?d only throw a couple of passes, if that. If not, I m thinking he?s retiring and BLM is likely going to be doing colour on TSN telecasts. I actually didn?t mind him in the grey cup telecast.

TecnoGenius

This feels like those few years where we were losing Ray, Burris, Glenn and Lulay.  That dealt a blow to the quality of QB in the league.  I think we're still working back up to that level of play.  A bit sad.

If the league now loses BLM, Mike(al) Reilly and Nichols to retirement in the next 0 to 2 years, that's going to leave an even bigger hole of "star power" QBs.

CFL needs some new star QBs and fast.  Even Zach isn't going to last many years longer...

A league where the best QBs are MBT, Masoli, Evans, Fajardo, Maier, VAJ, Caleb, Arbuckle is not going to be terribly entertaining.  Some of them are good, but you don't replace Cavillo, Ray, Burris, BLM and MR with those guys and keep the same level of product.
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Waffler

I recall the entire panel and most of the media saying another QB should retire. His name was Colloras. Nichols needs a team around him, he's more of quick decision and get the ball out guy. Nothing wrong with that.
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RebusRankin

Nichols was a huge part of the turn around that led to back to back Grey Cups but at this time, I think he's done as it seems to be a shoulder issue which has caused the end of many a QB's career.

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Anyone who puts Nichols in the same group with BLM and Reilly doesn't know QB's.
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Quote from: pjrocksmb on December 16, 2021, 09:49:47 PM
I wouldn't count all the veteran QBs out so soon.  While they took their licks and didn't have good seasons, they could rehab and play well next year.

It's more about willingness to become the # 2 QB and the cut that comes along with it. Assuming the injuries are in the rear view mirror.

Openings for QB's and their ability to play on a given team depends on the rest of the roster. Using Nichols as an example, he's not a mobile QB and needs a solid OL.  Others like Masoli who is more mobile has different options.

The QB musical chairs in free agency will be interesting. There might be a few retirements also in the mix.
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Quote from: Blue In BC on December 17, 2021, 04:37:53 PM
It's more about willingness to become the # 2 QB and the cut that comes along with it. Assuming the injuries are in the rear view mirror.

Openings for QB's and their ability to play on a given team depends on the rest of the roster. Using Nichols as an example, he's not a mobile QB and needs a solid OL.  Others like Masoli who is more mobile has different options.

The QB musical chairs in free agency will be interesting. There might be a few retirements also in the mix.

It will be interesting, I predict Zach plays at least another 2 years which is too long to worry about who their next starting QB will be, but I'm pretty sure it won't be McGuire.  So in the meantime they have to bring in a QB as a cheap place-holder who isn't raw and can win at least 50% of the games they play as Zach's injury replacement.  Depending on who gets cut will determine the options but one name I think will probably be available is Dom Davis!

We know all about the bad with Davis, but the good is 6 years CFL experience, excellent athlete with a great toolbox, and a solid education in the LaPo/Buck offence.  Give Dom control of the Bomber O and he's not likely to become a world beater, but he shouldn't have a problem winning 50% or more of the games he has to start behind the CFL's best O-line.  If nothing else he's a better option than McGuire as a place-holder.




Pigskin

If Shiltz is available, I would be all in on him. He played very well for Montreal this year.

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Quote from: Pigskin on December 17, 2021, 06:41:58 PM
If Shiltz is available, I would be all in on him. He played very well for Montreal this year.

Agreed, but unless they keep Trevor Harris to backup Adams, Schiltz stays.