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« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2021, 07:55:36 PM »

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

Agree.
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« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2021, 08:45:01 PM »

I'm torn on wanting to get a good insurance policy-vet-capable-experienced-know what ya get- QB in FA as backup and trying to find the next guy. Even assuming Zach stays healthy, he's not 25 and we have to start thinking longer term. It's also the CFL where "long term" isn't a thing and if we are able to keep this group intact we need to continue to act win-now. So I dunno.

Maybe Shiltz is a nice combination of those features.
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« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2021, 11:52:05 PM »

I'm torn on wanting to get a good insurance policy-vet-capable-experienced-know what ya get- QB in FA as backup and trying to find the next guy. Even assuming Zach stays healthy, he's not 25 and we have to start thinking longer term. It's also the CFL where "long term" isn't a thing and if we are able to keep this group intact we need to continue to act win-now. So I dunno.

Maybe Shiltz is a nice combination of those features.

If they want to make hay while the sun shines and ride the pony to another championship they need to bring in a semi-experienced vet to backup Collaros.  They were lucky he didn't miss any games this past season but chances are they won't be as lucky next season.  Whether Zach misses 2 games or 6, a QB with previous CFL experience should be able to keep them in the hunt for a playoff spot while Zach recovers, maintaining a 50% record would be adequate. Strev. filled that role in 2019 when Nichols went down, hopefully they can find a known quantity good enough to manage the offence reasonably well instead of gambling on an unknown rookie to salvage their season.
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« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2021, 12:41:11 AM »

Agreed, but unless they keep Trevor Harris to backup Adams, Schiltz stays.
Harris backing up Adams?? I don?t get the hoopla over Adams, grossly over rated, massively inconsistent and emotionally a nutcase. Remember the Bighill helmet swinging incident and every time he throws and interception he?s losing it on the sideline.

If I was montreal, I d be bringing Harris and Adams back, nobody is backing up nobody and may the best Qb win and the other backup. Montreal will kick themselves if they let Harris goes just like Edmonton is doing now. Thanks elizondo for your legacy!!!

I d also take Dane Evans over both of those guys combined!!
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« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2021, 12:43:51 AM »

If they want to make hay while the sun shines and ride the pony to another championship they need to bring in a semi-experienced vet to backup Collaros.  They were lucky he didn't miss any games this past season but chances are they won't be as lucky next season.  Whether Zach misses 2 games or 6, a QB with previous CFL experience should be able to keep them in the hunt for a playoff spot while Zach recovers, maintaining a 50% record would be adequate. Strev. filled that role in 2019 when Nichols went down, hopefully they can find a known quantity good enough to manage the offence reasonably well instead of gambling on an unknown rookie to salvage their season.

I agree with this assessment 100%. Nobody unseating Collaros while he is healthy and a 3-Peat on the burner. Get a decent mid-tier vet QB to back him up because as you say lucky he did not get injured this season. 3rd string on the practice roster can be the up-and-comer if need be like Brown was/is. McGuire and Brown may get camp invites, but  am sure there will be competition for sure as even in the little they did get to play, it left a TON to be desired even as an adequate backup.

TWO THUMBS down on the Dominique Davis idea. That ship has sailed.

Steveler maybe still comes back. After the NFL season his status on the practice roster down there could be toast. So lots of options available, but definitely need improvement at the backup QB role. Maybe McGuire is a world beater at practice for all I know, but that one game he did start he showed ZIPPO! 4 picks! That's pre-season ball for a pure rookie, not a two+ year vet on this team. Needed to show something/anything that game. Seemed like he could not read a defence for the life of him! Sad Brown....we have no clue. Really saw little action. Hopefully they will get to play pre-season games next year and be able to weed things out better with true live action and not just training camp practices.
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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2021, 05:32:45 AM »

Not a player but I would think good news for Hamilton TiCats....

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« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2021, 07:03:37 AM »

Cats over Dawgs: Orlondo Steinauer staying put in Hamilton as University of Washington fills defensive coordinator role

That's a bit of a shock.  Insiders were making it sound like a done deal.  Had all the HAM fans convinced.  Even his post-GC speech sounded like a farewell.

I wonder if the fanbase, team, and the Caretaker really want him back??  Maybe he puts out feelers to other teams?

It seems hard to believe they will rally around him again.  However, he has made them stellar in both years... with the only flaw being losing the GC.  Is that big enough a thing to be a deal breaker?  If you think about it, the team is making money and putting a good product on the field...

Could Coach O handle the heartbreak of a 3rd GC loss?
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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2021, 03:11:56 PM »

Ottawa has a new GM.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/19/redblacks-to-hire-shawn-burke-as-new-general-manager-report/
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« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2021, 03:33:56 PM »

Not a player but I would think good news for Hamilton TiCats....

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It doesn't exclude other opportunities that come up.
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« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2021, 07:06:29 PM »

Not a player but I would think good news for Hamilton TiCats....

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Cats over Dawgs: Orlondo Steinauer staying put in Hamilton as University of Washington fills defensive coordinator role
I m glad he?s staying in the league, the Ticats need him and he?s a quality person.

I wouldn?t worry about losing a 3rd grey cup in a row....they got to get there first. They barely got by Montreal this year, and should have lost to the Als really. Montreal is coming back next year to finish what they let slip away this year
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« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2021, 08:00:24 PM »


I think Ottawa would have been a better fit for Goveia than Edmonton.
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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2021, 06:08:56 PM »

Trevor Harris released.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/20/clearing-cap-space-als-release-qb-trevor-harris-ol-david-foucault/
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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2021, 06:26:28 PM »


I'd sign him if he'll accept a role as a # 2 QB for a salary that matches that role. I'd guess something in the $150K range with more if he starts some games? I don't see him getting a starting role anywhere.

Teams need an experienced QB as depth. Bombers haven't shown they have one at the moment. McGuire might not be back.
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« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2021, 06:34:47 PM »

I'd sign him if he'll accept a role as a # 2 QB for a salary that matches that role. I'd guess something in the $150K range with more if he starts some games? I don't see him getting a starting role anywhere.

Teams need an experienced QB as depth. Bombers haven't shown they have one at the moment. McGuire might not be back.

There is a few QB's in the CFL that need to look at that role to prolong there careers, just like KG did.
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« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2021, 06:51:38 PM »

I'd sign him if he'll accept a role as a # 2 QB for a salary that matches that role. I'd guess something in the $150K range with more if he starts some games? I don't see him getting a starting role anywhere.

Teams need an experienced QB as depth. Bombers haven't shown they have one at the moment. McGuire might not be back.

Don't see us having the cap space to have that level of back up.
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