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Throw Long Bannatyne
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« Reply #195 on: January 19, 2022, 07:23:22 PM »

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.


For the sake of the league I hope Ottawa finds a QB solution asap, they brought in a couple of solid prospects last season that may pan out down the road, but they need a good veteran QB to start the season to get them back in the race.
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« Reply #196 on: January 19, 2022, 11:19:17 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.
I hope we can sign Collaros, but agree on T Harris. I think he would thrive behind our O line

I can understand Collaros wanting to stay in Ontario so he could be close to his family in Aurora, and if he goes to Toronto they ll be favoured to get to the grey cup so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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« Reply #197 on: January 20, 2022, 03:55:46 PM »

Every team currently has about 20 potential free agents. Nobody is favoured to win anything quite yet.

I wonder if the league has any idea where the SMS will land going forward. There may be hesitance to spend to an SMS that might be going down. Revenue is certainly going to take time to rebound.
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« Reply #198 on: January 20, 2022, 05:04:29 PM »

Every team currently has about 20 potential free agents. Nobody is favoured to win anything quite yet.

I wonder if the league has any idea where the SMS will land going forward. There may be hesitance to spend to an SMS that might be going down. Revenue is certainly going to take time to rebound.

The CFL continues to chase it's tail and get everything it can bassakwards, it would be nice to see them get ahead of the game and have a strategy in place beforehand.  I haven't heard when the league meetings and P.A. discussions are scheduled yet, but they should have cracked these nuts sometime in Dec. or early Jan. so they had some idea where they are going.

They are a couple of weeks from F.A. and no indication from head-office on spending limits.  The GM's will have targeted their cash before a budget is ever presented to them, that or everything is cloaked in secrecy so everyone is left in the dark.

Crisis???  What crisis?
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« Reply #199 on: January 20, 2022, 05:44:06 PM »

Sounds like Boateng has been released by Edm... but not for an NFL look.  guessing there was a Feb 1 roster bonus involved?

Can you pay a Boateng with Kongbo possibly coming back?

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« Reply #200 on: January 20, 2022, 06:12:41 PM »

Sounds like Boateng has been released by Edm... but not for an NFL look.  guessing there was a Feb 1 roster bonus involved?

Can you pay a Boateng with Kongbo possibly coming back?



If you can sign Boateng to a realistic contract you sign him immediately. We have no idea if Kongbo returns or if in fact he returns to the Bombers. On many teams Boateng would be a starting Canadian DE. If not for Jefferson and Jeffcoat he'd start here as well.
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« Reply #201 on: January 20, 2022, 06:19:28 PM »

Sounds like Boateng has been released by Edm... but not for an NFL look.  guessing there was a Feb 1 roster bonus involved?

Can you pay a Boateng with Kongbo possibly coming back?



Roster bonus when your a FA is a good deal.
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« Reply #202 on: January 20, 2022, 06:44:57 PM »

Sounds like Boateng has been released by Edm... but not for an NFL look.  guessing there was a Feb 1 roster bonus involved?

Can you pay a Boateng with Kongbo possibly coming back?


Boateng will want starter money and should be a starter. Can't pay 3 DEs starting money and doubt Boateng would want to play as a backup. And even if he came aboard, doubt Kongbo would then come back too if the NFL doesn't pan out
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« Reply #203 on: January 20, 2022, 06:52:54 PM »

Boateng will want starter money and should be a starter. Can't pay 3 DEs starting money and doubt Boateng would want to play as a backup. And even if he came aboard, doubt Kongbo would then come back too if the NFL doesn't pan out

Agree. We can't being paying 4 DEs 200k. We've got the stars in the Jeffs to be our primary attack and now just need relatively inexpensive but highly capable rotational guys to spell them and keep it fresh. Ideally we scout a great find in an American at a camp this winter, or even better, draft another Trent Corney sort of player and then the passport helps too.
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« Reply #204 on: January 20, 2022, 07:10:59 PM »

Agree. We can't being paying 4 DEs 200k. We've got the stars in the Jeffs to be our primary attack and now just need relatively inexpensive but highly capable rotational guys to spell them and keep it fresh. Ideally we scout a great find in an American at a camp this winter, or even better, draft another Trent Corney sort of player and then the passport helps too.
Not sure what the salary would be, so I'm doubtful but Mathieu Betts would be a nice #3. Could see him going to  MTL though.
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« Reply #205 on: January 20, 2022, 07:12:31 PM »

Agree. We can't being paying 4 DEs 200k. We've got the stars in the Jeffs to be our primary attack and now just need relatively inexpensive but highly capable rotational guys to spell them and keep it fresh. Ideally we scout a great find in an American at a camp this winter, or even better, draft another Trent Corney sort of player and then the passport helps too.

We need that NAT DE in the rotation. It helps spell out Fatboi who can't play every snap.
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« Reply #206 on: January 20, 2022, 07:55:54 PM »

We need that NAT DE in the rotation. It helps spell out Fatboi who can't play every snap.

Maybe.  Another option would be another NI DT who can rotate, and let Stove or Sayles walk.
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« Reply #207 on: January 20, 2022, 08:22:22 PM »

Maybe.  Another option would be another NI DT who can rotate, and let Stove or Sayles walk.

Drawing a blank, Ted Laurent, Cleyon Laing are too expensive and too old, other than that a bunch of Natl. no-names playing DT.  I don't know what they ever planned on using Tobi Antigha for but maybe he fits back in somewhere and is worth re-signing.

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« Reply #208 on: January 20, 2022, 08:27:10 PM »

Boateng will want starter money and should be a starter. Can't pay 3 DEs starting money and doubt Boateng would want to play as a backup. And even if he came aboard, doubt Kongbo would then come back too if the NFL doesn't pan out

We have to find another quality Canadian capable of starting. He may be unaffordable but it's worth speaking to his agent. Calling him a back up or a starter is somewhat irrelevant. Kongbo wasn't technically the starter either and there is zero guarantee he ever comes back.

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« Reply #209 on: January 20, 2022, 08:39:54 PM »

We have to find another quality Canadian capable of starting. He may be unaffordable but it's worth speaking to his agent. Calling him a back up or a starter is somewhat irrelevant. Kongbo wasn't technically the starter either and there is zero guarantee he ever comes back.


Sure the Bombers should look into signing him, but I highly doubt he would come here. Calling him the backup or starter is very relevant considering Boateng most likely would want Canadian starter money, and has earned as much. Paying the #3 DE on the team, whether it be Boateng or Jeffcoat, a high salary is not realistic and probably not the best allocation of cap space when considering Stove is a FA along with most of the secondary and receiver room (not to mention Collaros)
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