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« Reply #300 on: January 28, 2022, 03:08:01 PM »

Their only watchable player.

Gonna be a long road to respectability for them.

They managed to make it to repectability quick when they joined the league, and in a "one year contract" marketplace, no reason you can't repeat that.  Just have to have a culture to sell (like we do) and a few core players to build around... tough on a GM, but not impossible.
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« Reply #301 on: January 28, 2022, 03:35:06 PM »

Here's another good example.

2009
Mike Kelly
Stefan LeFor
7-11

Most of those games were Bishop's and he played with a hamstring the entire time. Bowman and Ralph dropping everything. 

I am thinking BC is ok to rebuild this year, possibly make the playoffs but setting the table for a solid team going forward. They are not close enough to have a hired gun QB. Seems they been there and done that.
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« Reply #302 on: January 28, 2022, 03:44:39 PM »

Most of those games were Bishop's and he played with a hamstring the entire time. Bowman and Ralph dropping everything. 

I am thinking BC is ok to rebuild this year, possibly make the playoffs but setting the table for a solid team going forward. They are not close enough to have a hired gun QB. Seems they been there and done that.

BC still has to sigh their Oline... which if they don't get a good one, Rourke's career will be short.

Ott needs to make a couple splashes in FA, especially at QB... losing Dedmon hurts bad.
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« Reply #303 on: January 28, 2022, 04:30:16 PM »

BC re-signs Burnham. That's both good and bad news for the Bombers. The good news is that if Lawler returns to the CFL then Vancouver is one less option for him to consider. The bad news is that he may not return to the CFL and the Bombers have one less option as an immediate replacement.

I suppose the same applies for Bailey although IMO he'll be returning to Winnipeg.
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« Reply #304 on: January 28, 2022, 04:47:36 PM »

BC re-signs Burnham. That's both good and bad news for the Bombers. The good news is that if Lawler returns to the CFL then Vancouver is one less option for him to consider. The bad news is that he may not return to the CFL and the Bombers have one less option as an immediate replacement.

I suppose the same applies for Bailey although IMO he'll be returning to Winnipeg.

It was silly to expect Burnham to come here anyway.
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« Reply #305 on: January 28, 2022, 05:37:50 PM »

It was silly to expect Burnham to come here anyway.

Not really. If the Lions choose to not pay his SMS demands after re-signing Whitehead, then there are only 8 other teams. Not every team has receiver needs. Edmonton, Calgary and Regina seem to have many of their receivers re-signed.
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« Reply #306 on: January 28, 2022, 06:40:24 PM »

Not really. If the Lions choose to not pay his SMS demands after re-signing Whitehead, then there are only 8 other teams. Not every team has receiver needs. Edmonton, Calgary and Regina seem to have many of their receivers re-signed.

We've done this dance every time his contract has been up since Walters has been our GM. Walters himself has said we've built our lines from the lines out and that we're going to see savings at the receiver position. If we see a FA reciever, it's going to be a on a bargain deal, not the potential 180k that Burnham signed for.

I thought we'd get him the last time around, but I do not see how it would have fit in this off season.
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« Reply #307 on: January 28, 2022, 06:42:21 PM »

It was silly to expect Burnham to come here anyway.

Silly might be a stretch, but it was a long shot for sure.  Burnham has been with the same team 8 years and was already making the good coin. He wouldn?t be in a hurry to leave unless they really lowballed him.  With the cap relief from Reilly, that became a non-issue.
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« Reply #308 on: January 28, 2022, 08:08:32 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...


Maybe he wants to be Mad Doc Brown from Back to the Future! Does Chris Jones drive a DeLorean?! Wink
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« Reply #309 on: January 28, 2022, 08:32:33 PM »

We've done this dance every time his contract has been up since Walters has been our GM. Walters himself has said we've built our lines from the lines out and that we're going to see savings at the receiver position. If we see a FA reciever, it's going to be a on a bargain deal, not the potential 180k that Burnham signed for.

I thought we'd get him the last time around, but I do not see how it would have fit in this off season.

That was when he was their # 1 receiver and that isn't necessarily true any longer.
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« Reply #310 on: January 28, 2022, 08:55:42 PM »

Silly might be a stretch, but it was a long shot for sure.  Burnham has been with the same team 8 years and was already making the good coin. He wouldn?t be in a hurry to leave unless they really lowballed him.  With the cap relief from Reilly, that became a non-issue.

I say silly because it didn?t make sense for either side. We can?t afford him and he doesn?t want to leave BC.
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« Reply #311 on: January 29, 2022, 06:23:52 PM »

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.

BC re-signed Chungh in Dec... so cutting him is not in the plans, plus he's only one of two Oline starters from last year they have under contract...

BC has most of thier D starters from last year back... other than Peters and Bazzie.  Not saying much, their D was in the bottom half of the league for the most part, last in sacks.  Maybe Ryan Phillips is the answer to getting more out of them...
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« Reply #312 on: January 29, 2022, 07:17:03 PM »

Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national kicker Brett Lauther to a two-year contract extension.
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« Reply #313 on: January 29, 2022, 07:21:33 PM »

Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national kicker Brett Lauther to a two-year contract extension.

Not surprising as they are hoping to be in the Gray Cup... This signing was key for them.
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« Reply #314 on: January 29, 2022, 07:27:05 PM »

Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national kicker Brett Lauther to a two-year contract extension.

Bastages.
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