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« Reply #240 on: January 22, 2022, 03:53:25 PM »

Ti Cats release Kalinic in order to chase NFL opportunities???  Two CFL seasons and only about 200 yards total yardage and he gets an NFL chance.

The CFL just doesn't use tight ends as an integral part of the offence in the same way as the NFL.  Kalic's blocking skills have more value in the run heavy style of game, and TEs with the combination of size and speed get more targets than they do up here on the wider field.  Back in the 1970s, Kalinic might have been a 1000 yard receiver in the CFL.
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« Reply #241 on: January 22, 2022, 04:34:10 PM »

The CFL just doesn't use tight ends as an integral part of the offence in the same way as the NFL.  Kalic's blocking skills have more value in the run heavy style of game, and TEs with the combination of size and speed get more targets than they do up here on the wider field.  Back in the 1970s, Kalinic might have been a 1000 yard receiver in the CFL.

I understand but by any definition he's still a raw player and the NFL has players coming out of college every season to look at in their draft.
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« Reply #242 on: January 22, 2022, 05:24:15 PM »

I understand but by any definition he's still a raw player and the NFL has players coming out of college every season to look at in their draft.

Well, he's less raw than all those new college recruits, he's had 2 years to learn how to be a pro and play against men.  At the same time, he's still young enough and has great measureables, so they can expect him to continue to develop.  While it seems incongruous on the surface, this signing is just another illustration that certain types of players are a better fit for one league than they other.  Auclair is another example of a Canadian TE who has more value down there than he does here.  A lack of CFL stats isn't the final determinant for a players prospects in the NFL.
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« Reply #243 on: January 22, 2022, 05:51:07 PM »

Ti Cats release Kalinic in order to chase NFL opportunities???  Two CFL seasons and only about 200 yards total yardage and he gets an NFL chance.
Tight end is not a widely used position in the CFL so he was pretty much exclusively a blocker
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« Reply #244 on: January 22, 2022, 05:53:06 PM »

The Toronto Argonauts can cross another pending free agent off their list, as veteran linebacker Bear Woods appears to be walking away from pro football after 10 seasons in the CFL.

On Saturday, the Elmore County Board of Education voted to approve the hiring of Woods as the head coach and athletic director of Wetumpka High School. A native of Florida, Woods has made his offseason home in the small Alabama town for many years, having graduated from nearby Troy University.
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« Reply #245 on: January 22, 2022, 06:05:03 PM »

Jonathan "Bear" Woods. Probably a good idea for him to retire. Played 4 games in 2018, 3 games in 2019, and zero in 2021.
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« Reply #246 on: January 22, 2022, 06:20:29 PM »

Well, he's less raw than all those new college recruits, he's had 2 years to learn how to be a pro and play against men.  At the same time, he's still young enough and has great measureables, so they can expect him to continue to develop.  While it seems incongruous on the surface, this signing is just another illustration that certain types of players are a better fit for one league than they other.  Auclair is another example of a Canadian TE who has more value down there than he does here.  A lack of CFL stats isn't the final determinant for a players prospects in the NFL.

No but as a TE he didn't exactly get a lot of game reps in the CFL either. Therefore not a significant amount of film. We'll see if he lands a roster or PR spot. Good luck to him.
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« Reply #247 on: January 24, 2022, 09:17:43 PM »

Sounds like Reilly is retiring...

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I have nothing but respect for Michael Reilly. Always co-operative, a great quote and interview and had awesome hats. He played the CFL game so well. Good luck in retirement.
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« Reply #248 on: January 24, 2022, 09:25:16 PM »

Trevor Harris is doing a happy dance and calling his accountant.
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« Reply #249 on: January 24, 2022, 09:39:50 PM »

Glad we got Collaros signed... one less in the QB carousel... will drive the prices up a bit.  Not just Harris, Masoli too... MBT's ask just increased...
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« Reply #250 on: January 24, 2022, 09:51:03 PM »

imagine if MBT were to sign with BC ,Masoli would end up being part of a bidding war with TO and OttawA! But if nothing else BC can likely afford to keep Burnam
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« Reply #251 on: January 24, 2022, 09:59:28 PM »

Lucky's worth just dropped by half as will his deep ball reception numbers.
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« Reply #252 on: January 24, 2022, 11:50:18 PM »

BC has announced Rourke is 1A, and they will bring in a vet CFL QB to be 1B...  probably the best non-starter position in the CFL....
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« Reply #253 on: January 25, 2022, 12:16:01 AM »

imagine if MBT were to sign with BC ,Masoli would end up being part of a bidding war with TO and OttawA! But if nothing else BC can likely afford to keep Burnam

True. But will Burnham decide he wants to play there knowing they've got a hope and a prayer at quarterback?
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« Reply #254 on: January 25, 2022, 12:45:40 AM »

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#Elks have signed their leading rusher from last season James WIlder Jr. to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 #CFL season. Wilder just received his first vaccine dose and will be fully vaccinated well in time before the start of training camp.
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