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« Reply #180 on: January 15, 2022, 09:11:56 PM »

You bet, he can claim a religious exemption.  And it means absolutely nothing except to him.  Because there is no jurisdiction in Canada that recognizes a health exemption based on religious beliefs.   For anything, not just COVID vaccine.

Unvaxxed players are going to have a hard time getting signed, and I hive to wonder how many will "miraculously" get a "legitimate" J&J vaccine card, like certain players seem to have done recently...  now with people paying people to go in and get vaccinated in their names... there is no way to actually know who is safe and who isn't.   Even an antibody test is not 100% proof of vaccine, every body has a different level of antibody production, and now with asymptomatic Omicron being the norm rather than the exception, there's that too.

Short of a player admitting to falsifying documents, is going to be hard to prove vaccine status next season.





Was OL Ruby not axed by the Esks because he faked some Vax id card last season or some other kind of shenanigans?  I believe afterwards the league came down and said no one could sign him for the rest of the season either. Maybe he found the "light" or Masoli's religion by now as got the jab to keep a job Wink Working at WalMart was no fun I expect with his unexpected holiday!
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« Reply #181 on: January 15, 2022, 09:26:06 PM »

I agree. Just saying considering the possible options he'd be an upgrade.

However I had mentioned earlier that I'd take T. Harris for the right money. I don't see him with any options to land a starting role.


Harris still hoping he can be the starter somewhere, but at his age I can't see many gambling on him for that role. Maybe at best a 1B or backup role where he has a good chance of becoming the starter if the current starter is unproven. Or he could just wait things out and wait during the season when some QB goes down and he swoops in at starter's money. NOt sure what he is thinking.

I think at this stage to become a potential starter he has to look at Ottawa and maybe BC (if Reilly in fact does retire or gets axed). Chris Jones is a bit of a  wild card, would he bring him back to Edmonton? He has a much youngers starter(s) right now to build a team from. Pinball may gas MBT too and bring in Harris. All other teams kind have banked on their starters (Bombers will WHEN they sign Collaros). He is only going to get backup offers from these other teams is my guess.
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« Reply #182 on: January 16, 2022, 12:59:56 AM »

Not sure why Ottawa wouldn?t sign him, they desperately need Qb help, as their current crew isn?t the answer by any stretch.
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« Reply #183 on: January 16, 2022, 03:14:02 PM »


Harris still hoping he can be the starter somewhere, but at his age I can't see many gambling on him for that role. Maybe at best a 1B or backup role where he has a good chance of becoming the starter if the current starter is unproven. Or he could just wait things out and wait during the season when some QB goes down and he swoops in at starter's money. NOt sure what he is thinking.

I think at this stage to become a potential starter he has to look at Ottawa and maybe BC (if Reilly in fact does retire or gets axed). Chris Jones is a bit of a  wild card, would he bring him back to Edmonton? He has a much youngers starter(s) right now to build a team from. Pinball may gas MBT too and bring in Harris. All other teams kind have banked on their starters (Bombers will WHEN they sign Collaros). He is only going to get backup offers from these other teams is my guess.

I don't foresee any problems re-signing Collaros and I don't expect him to hold Walters for ransom as he basically re-sparked Zach's football career, but I believe if need be, Trevor Harris could step in and absolutely make the Bomber offence hum.
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« Reply #184 on: January 16, 2022, 05:04:59 PM »

I don't foresee any problems re-signing Collaros and I don't expect him to hold Walters for ransom as he basically re-sparked Zach's football career, but I believe if need be, Trevor Harris could step in and absolutely make the Bomber offence hum.

Well, I have zero interest for in having him anywhere near our team.
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« Reply #185 on: January 16, 2022, 05:35:33 PM »

I don't foresee any problems re-signing Collaros and I don't expect him to hold Walters for ransom as he basically re-sparked Zach's football career, but I believe if need be, Trevor Harris could step in and absolutely make the Bomber offence hum.

Yeah, I would definitely rather see Harris here than Bethel-Thomson or some prospect.  I would take Masoli, but would prefer Harris between the two.
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« Reply #186 on: January 16, 2022, 05:39:47 PM »

IF Masoli doesn't get vaccinated....he isn't playing anywhere
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« Reply #187 on: January 16, 2022, 06:11:06 PM »

IF Masoli doesn't get vaccinated....he isn't playing anywhere

If Harris can get his single shot in the US and be fully vaccinated so can Masoli. The thing last year is, he didn't need to. Now he does.
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« Reply #188 on: January 19, 2022, 03:32:27 AM »

https://www.tsn.ca/delvin-breaux-sr-cfl-hamilton-tiger-cats-1.1747231


Breaux is un-retiring and a FA in February
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« Reply #189 on: January 19, 2022, 12:26:51 PM »

Harris and Massoli are due to retire
(Best before date is past due.)

Backups, in the twilight of their career.
Harris with a good O-line and good receivers might still be effective.Massoli  has been fairly good.  He scrambles and that buys him time to find open guys.  But the last couple of years, he couldn't seem to do that.

Certainly on a team with those characteristics, they could resurrect their glory days.
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« Reply #190 on: January 19, 2022, 01:06:43 PM »

Harris and Massoli are due to retire
(Best before date is past due.)

Backups, in the twilight of their career.
Harris with a good O-line and good receivers might still be effective.Massoli  has been fairly good.  He scrambles and that buys him time to find open guys.  But the last couple of years, he couldn't seem to do that.

Certainly on a team with those characteristics, they could resurrect their glory days.

Masoli is 3 days older than Collaros. IIRC Harris is a little younger than Collaros. Masoli nearly beat us in the Grey Cup.

Calling them back up QB's is a little narrow of a view. Put Collaros on the Renegades in 2021 and you might have seen the same kind of lesser result.

Would Collaros have survived playing in Vancouver with a bad OL and a bad run game.

No dispute is a better QB than those replacement options but it is a team game. There are games where every QB has a " bad game " but victory is carried by the rest of the team.

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« Reply #191 on: January 19, 2022, 03:46:49 PM »

Masoli is 3 days older than Collaros. IIRC Harris is a little younger than Collaros. Masoli nearly beat us in the Grey Cup.

Calling them back up QB's is a little narrow of a view. Put Collaros on the Renegades in 2021 and you might have seen the same kind of lesser result.

Would Collaros have survived playing in Vancouver with a bad OL and a bad run game.

No dispute is a better QB than those replacement options but it is a team game. There are games where every QB has a " bad game " but victory is carried by the rest of the team.


Agreed....case and point is Mike Reilly in BC.    Zach had a few games where he wasn't stellar yet the Bomber Defence and special teams prevailed.    Yet overall his winning record speaks for itself.   He is able to pull the trigger at just the right time and that's the sign of a winner.    Did he have a great game throwing all those picks in the western final?   Yet he was able to rally the offence when needed and we win.   Same in the Grey Cup game where Hamilton had stymied Zach and AH for the better part of the game.   He pulled it together in the 4th quarter and our D did the rest.   In OT he was calm and cool throwing to Adams for 6 and Bailey for 2.    Then our Defence comes up with a miraculous pic and the game is OVER!!    Zach puts the Gold in the Blue and Gold!
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« Reply #192 on: January 19, 2022, 05:53:48 PM »

Masoli is 3 days older than Collaros. IIRC Harris is a little younger than Collaros. Masoli nearly beat us in the Grey Cup.

Calling them back up QB's is a little narrow of a view. Put Collaros on the Renegades in 2021 and you might have seen the same kind of lesser result.

Would Collaros have survived playing in Vancouver with a bad OL and a bad run game.

No dispute is a better QB than those replacement options but it is a team game. There are games where every QB has a " bad game " but victory is carried by the rest of the team.



No doubt ZC8 does benefits from have one of the best OL in the CFL. Masoli did out play ZC8 for most of the GC. Masoli runs a little better, and more often. ZC8 knows are team and our O very well, and works well with Buck. ZC8 has won us back to back Grey Cups.
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« Reply #193 on: January 19, 2022, 06:18:14 PM »

No doubt ZC8 does benefits from have one of the best OL in the CFL. Masoli did out play ZC8 for most of the GC. Masoli runs a little better, and more often. ZC8 knows are team and our O very well, and works well with Buck. ZC8 has won us back to back Grey Cups.

I'd prefer T. Harris over Masoli, he seems to be more focused and consistent and can get red hot at times.  His biggest detraction has been scoring from the red-zone, I think that issue would vanish once lined up behind the Bomber O-line with the CFL's top running game at his back.

None of these QB options are young, including Zach, so they are all short term solution.  I doubt any will be the solution for anymore than the next 2 years.  If need be plug the hole with a seasoned vet. and keep looking for the young phenom.
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« Reply #194 on: January 19, 2022, 06:23:15 PM »

I'd prefer T. Harris over Masoli, he seems to be more focused and consistent and can get red hot at times.  His biggest detraction has been scoring from the red-zone, I think that issue would vanish once lined up behind the Bomber O-line with the CFL's top running game at his back.

None of these QB options are young, including Zach, so they are all short term solution.  I doubt any will be the solution for anymore than the next 2 years.  If need be plug the hole with a seasoned vet. and keep looking for the young phenom.

That's about the size of it. Collaros was the best QB in the CFL in 2021. I just didn't think sending Harris or Masoli to the scrap heap just yet was a reasonable position. On the right team they could do well and be productive.

No real idea where any of them might end up in 2022. We still might see some musical chairs before or during free agency.
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