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Author Topic: Off Season Player Signings - Teams Other than the Bombers  (Read 24888 times)
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« Reply #285 on: January 27, 2022, 01:37:09 PM »

Uh-huh.....a Canadian QB?.  About as much chance of having an above freezing day in Winnipeg between Dec 25 -Feb. 28

Sure the kid wil show spurts of exceptional,play, but not sustainable.
But if he has the. Arm strngth and can read and has escapeability...sure.
I seem to remember that when he played, he would make bad decisions in the crunch.

Probably dozens of American QBs who are better at that than him, that don't try the NFL.....and some are playing in the CFL!

No, when he played he got better as the game went on.  What I have a problem with is teams signing veteran QBs, giving them the starting job and then realizing there is a reason their former team didn't resign them. 

Rourke, has the arm strength, accuracy, decision making, mobility and size to be a successful QB in this league.
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« Reply #286 on: January 27, 2022, 02:38:02 PM »

No, when he played he got better as the game went on.  What I have a problem with is teams signing veteran QBs, giving them the starting job and then realizing there is a reason their former team didn't resign them. 

Rourke, has the arm strength, accuracy, decision making, mobility and size to be a successful QB in this league.

Totally, but there's a lot of built in risk to make Rourke your plan for the position next year. If he flounders, it could be a lost season in BC. The reason why you have a veteran around is he's capable of salvaging some hope of a season if things go off the rails. We've all seen enough Alex Brink, Joey Elliott, Max Hall, Steven Jyles plans to know that handing it over to a young, unproven guy who has a lot of potential can often explode very quickly.
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« Reply #287 on: January 27, 2022, 03:05:55 PM »

So, Jones is making a Cup run... for 2016... wants the Elks to go "Back to Back"...

I get bringing in character guys, veteran respect, and that they are on contracts that probably pay them zero unless they make the team (which they likely wont), but really?

Jones is making it look like a joke.  Unless these guys are at league min, set to play a limited number of downs as the 4th or 5th receiver,  this is just another "Look at me, I'm a supergenius" moment for Chris Jones. 

Of all the surprising moves we expected Jones would try... this is definitely not one...
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« Reply #288 on: January 27, 2022, 05:01:33 PM »

Totally, but there's a lot of built in risk to make Rourke your plan for the position next year. If he flounders, it could be a lost season in BC. The reason why you have a veteran around is he's capable of salvaging some hope of a season if things go off the rails. We've all seen enough Alex Brink, Joey Elliott, Max Hall, Steven Jyles plans to know that handing it over to a young, unproven guy who has a lot of potential can often explode very quickly.

Here's another good example.

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Mike Kelly
Stefan LeFor
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« Reply #289 on: January 27, 2022, 05:05:07 PM »

Here's another good example.

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We don't talk about Bruno.
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« Reply #290 on: January 27, 2022, 05:25:45 PM »

Totally, but there's a lot of built in risk to make Rourke your plan for the position next year. If he flounders, it could be a lost season in BC. The reason why you have a veteran around is he's capable of salvaging some hope of a season if things go off the rails. We've all seen enough Alex Brink, Joey Elliott, Max Hall, Steven Jyles plans to know that handing it over to a young, unproven guy who has a lot of potential can often explode very quickly.

Understandable, he may have growing pains.  Building a football can take up ro 3 years, before you start seeing results.  If the Lions cut Chungh, use that money on better quality Oline and Dlineman, they might be further along in the rebuild.

The think is, do you bring in a veteran and hand him the starting job and hope they don't stink up the joint or play the you guy, let him make mistakes and hope he learns from those mistakes.

One problem with the CFL, is we recycle QBs way too often.  I guess it happens in the NFL, but they're also more likely to give a young guy a shot.

The Lions have some good pieces

Linebacking corps
Secondary
Young recievers
Young QB

If they fill in those other holes on their roster, they will be a team to contend.
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« Reply #291 on: January 27, 2022, 06:58:09 PM »

Not unexpectedly, Brandon Banks and the Ti-Cats have parted ways. At 34 years old, SMS and some injury history his CFL days may be done.

Unless we lose Grant and Banks can come cheap as returner / receiver I'd pass.  Even then, I'd prefer bringing back Nelson and a dozen rookies to find a new player for that role. All that applies only if we lose Grant.
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« Reply #292 on: January 27, 2022, 07:08:46 PM »

Here's another good example.

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Mike Kelly
Stefan LeFor
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In Lefors defence, Mike Kelly made the inexplicable decision that no QB of his would ever operate out of the shotgun and then promptly dismantled the Bombers OL to the point that they couldn't provide sight line for him down field and the poor guy had a millisecond to make his read and throw or he would be sacked. It was maybe the stupidest and most non-sensical coaching decision I can remember in modern football history. When your interior OL is not strong is what the shotgun was invented for.
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« Reply #293 on: January 27, 2022, 08:56:46 PM »

Elks released 10 players including 5 from the active roster. Mincy seems like a bit of a surprise though. He suffered an injury in 2021 which may be an issue?

Either way, lots of changes in Edmonton and decisions being made prior to free agency. I expect the Elks may be looking to find players in the 1st couple of days.
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« Reply #294 on: January 27, 2022, 10:04:22 PM »

Elks released 10 players including 5 from the active roster. Mincy seems like a bit of a surprise though. He suffered an injury in 2021 which may be an issue?

Either way, lots of changes in Edmonton and decisions being made prior to free agency. I expect the Elks may be looking to find players in the 1st couple of days.
Not sure but if Mincy is healthy, could be a nice addition
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« Reply #295 on: January 27, 2022, 10:21:05 PM »

Not sure but if Mincy is healthy, could be a nice addition

Like everything else it depends on what the team knows about which of our DB's is probable to return. The flip side is Mincy's status even if we know we're going to lose some of our players. It could be injury recovery related or perhaps even a non vax question.

There are a few good DB's on the top 30 list that might be available if we need to find one. That need might only exist if we lose a couple more of our secondary besides Alford.

If we get back Rose, Alexander and Taylor as well as Darby at SAM then 1 rookie not so bad and we don't need to spend big $$ in free agency. Lose 2 of those 4 and it's an area we might spend on a free agent.
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« Reply #296 on: January 27, 2022, 10:48:05 PM »

Elks released 10 players including 5 from the active roster. Mincy seems like a bit of a surprise though. He suffered an injury in 2021 which may be an issue?

Either way, lots of changes in Edmonton and decisions being made prior to free agency. I expect the Elks may be looking to find players in the 1st couple of days.

Mostly a bunch of no-names, exceptions being Mincy and Hugh O'Neill aka Hobo Kicker.

FROM ACTIVE ROSTER:
Nate Anderson | NAT | DL | 6?4 | 250 LBS | 1997-05-06 (24) | Toronto, ON | Missouri
Tyler Higby | AMER | OL | 6?5 | 300 LBS | 1997-01-26 (25) | Houston, TX | Michigan State
Jonathon Mincy | AMER | DB | 5?10 | 196 LBS | 1992-09-05 (29) | Decatur, GA | Auburn
Hugh O?Neill | NAT | K | 6?2 | 185 LBS | 1990-01-20 (32) | Edmonton, AB | Alberta
De?Ondre Wesley | AMER | OL | 6?7 | 330 LBS | 1992-07-28 (29) | Antioch, CA | BYU

FROM SUSPENDED LIST:
Darrell Brown | AMER | OL | 6?4 | 315 LBS | 1993-12-21 (28) | Abilene, TX | Louisiana Tech
Tarean Folston | AMER | RB | 5?10 | 214 LBS | 1995-01-11 (27) | Cocoa, FL | Notre Dame
J.J. Jones | AMER | WR | 5?10 | 173 LBS | 1992-12-06 (29) | Myrtle Beach, SC | North Carolina
Debione Renfro | AMER | DB | 6?2 | 195 LBS | 1999-01-19 (23) | Pearland, TX | Texas A&M
Albert Smalls | AMER | DB | 6?1 | 207 LBS | 1996-08-03 (25) | Miramar, FL | Northern Illinois
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« Reply #297 on: January 28, 2022, 03:24:34 AM »

Devonte Dedmon, released by Ottawa Redblacks to pursue NFL opportunities. (Miami Dolphins)
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« Reply #298 on: January 28, 2022, 03:26:23 AM »

Devonte Dedmon, released by Ottawa Redblacks to pursue NFL opportunities.
huge potential loss for them
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« Reply #299 on: January 28, 2022, 11:53:36 AM »

huge potential loss for them

Their only watchable player.

Gonna be a long road to respectability for them.
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