Blue Bombers Forum
August 12, 2022, 11:12:00 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
  Print  
Author Topic: Andrew Harris Milestones  (Read 2876 times)
NewBlue
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 706


« on: January 29, 2022, 03:42:07 PM »

I'm trying to keep track of some of the many milestones Harris has accomplished in his career.

He currently has 9661 rushing yards, which is the most by a Canadian ever. 10K yards is quite the milestone, and almost a given. He needs only 624 to pass Charlie Roberts for 5th all time.

He currently has 5223 rec yards, which as far as I can tell is the most ever by any RB.  That is really impressive.

Combined he has 14,884 all purp yards, only needing 324 to pass Stegall for and move into 4th alltime.
**Question:  Do PR & KR count as APY?  If so we can add another 1276 yards to his total**

He is a 3X Grey Cup Champ, twice as MVC, 1X as MVP and the only player ever to win both awards the same year. 
He led the league in rushing from 2017-2020, 3 straight years and likely would have been 5 straight years if there were no lockout or injury lastyear.
He is a 5 time CFL All Star.
He was the 2017 CFL MOC, and should have been in 2019 as well.
**If I have any stats wrong, can someone please correct?**

Most importantly the prodigal son came back home, put the team on his shoulders and got us a Cup after a loooong drought. That 2019 GC performance was flat out fantastic and will have a special place to any WPG sports fan.

Andrew, I'm putting out a plea to you for all Blue Bomber fans:  Please sign the deal, and come back for another year!  Break these records as a BB, and let us celebrate all your achievements together!  If you're going to pass 2 Bomber legends on the alltime lists, you better do it in B&G! This is where you belong!  And whatever happens, you better not sign with the Riders!  Grin
« Last Edit: January 30, 2022, 03:11:01 PM by NewBlue » Logged
Throw Long Bannatyne
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8346



« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 07:40:33 PM »

I forgot about his receiving numbers, they are truly amazing, he's a HoF walk-in.  He's has a few more accomplishments he's close to notching, so I don't see him retiring this year.  To knock off a 700 yd. season he would need to play all games and take at least 50% of the snaps, so it's more than a part-time role.  It wouldn't surprise me if he plays another 2-3 years, but it might not be in a Bomber uniform.  I guess it all depends what is most important to him.
Logged
Jesse
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 14584



« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2022, 02:26:47 PM »

My only issue is you?re using his career numbers to compare against Bomber records.

Only half his stats are ?as a Bomber?.
Logged

My wife is amazing!
NewBlue
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 706


« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2022, 03:06:45 PM »

My only issue is you?re using his career numbers to compare against Bomber records.

Only half his stats are ?as a Bomber?.

I can agree with that, especially considering both Charlie & Milt were lifelong Bombers.
I'll edit that part out.
Logged
Throw Long Bannatyne
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8346



« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2022, 05:51:14 PM »

My only issue is you?re using his career numbers to compare against Bomber records.

Only half his stats are ?as a Bomber?.

I don't think that matters, Harris isn't specifically pursuing Bomber records, he's pursuing CFL records, if he breaks some Bomber records in the process, that's great.
Logged
Lincoln Locomotive
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4091



« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 04:29:28 AM »

I don't think that matters, Harris isn't specifically pursuing Bomber records, he's pursuing CFL records, if he breaks some Bomber records in the process, that's great.
Agreed....and as long as his play is an overall benefit to the team he will continue to play.   He has already proven to Wally Buono that perhaps he undervalued his contribution to the Lions.    When he signed with us after leaving BC, I was ecstatic and just knew that if we won another Cup in my lifetime, that AH would be a big part of that!   He proved his worth and value as a teammate in the 2019 Grey Cup game in spades winning both  MOC and MOP and deservedly so.    He was nothing short of amazing and inspirational in that epic game....and this year he was outstanding in the WF and still a huge factor in that OT touchdown drive where he basically ran straight through the Cats D who knew he was coming....but didn't stop him.   So yeah.....if he thinks he can play and benefit our offence and the team he likely has it in him to do so.    The unfortunate part will be losing JA who imho is a better back than BO however that's a good problem to have now isn't it?
Logged

Happy to be able to watch a rematch of the 2019 game in Hamilton's back yard!
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 30842



« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2022, 04:13:11 PM »

While I know the team really respects its players, I do not think that they would make a decision based on someone hitting some record.  Remember, AH33 was sat while just short of 1k yards. 

That said, if AH33 comes back at a discount to try and set records, I'm sure that they'd find a space for him...

I just don't see losing JA27 and BO20 or both to retain AN33 at a premium based on his last year injury history...  love the guy, his passion, his commitment... but while the mind may be willing, you have to wonder if the body can keep up.  I never questioned his ability to endure in past years when people conjectured father time was catching up, but last year was an eye opener.
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
pjrocksmb
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11227


#1D+ Hall is boss


« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2022, 05:44:58 PM »

He will be back and will continue to shine.  That said locmve the other backs.  Tough spot.
Logged

I don't follow the No Fun League b/c I live in Canada and love the CFL
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 23025



« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2022, 07:42:31 PM »

Looks like the end of the line for Harris in a Blue Bomber uniform. Lalji reporting there are no formal talks and that none are anticipated.

https://3downnation.com/2022/02/03/no-formal-contract-negotiations-between-andrew-harris-bombers-star-rb-willing-to-play-elsewhere-report/

Sad from a fan perspective but logically the only realistic option if you're in Walters shoes.
Logged
Jesse
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 14584



« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2022, 07:48:56 PM »

Looks like the end of the line for Harris in a Blue Bomber uniform. Lalji reporting there are no formal talks and that none are anticipated.

https://3downnation.com/2022/02/03/no-formal-contract-negotiations-between-andrew-harris-bombers-star-rb-willing-to-play-elsewhere-report/

Sad from a fan perspective but logically the only realistic option if you're in Walters shoes.

I don't feel good about any option.
Logged

My wife is amazing!
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 23025



« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2022, 07:55:55 PM »

I don't feel good about any option.

I guess not but we need to save money somewhere and not signing an expensive 35-year-old running back is kinda the Kindergarten lesson at GM school.

It's also interesting that the report states there was some tension in the building regarding Andrew's fitness and the subsequent injuries that he sustained because of that. If you want to play running back at 35, you gotta be putting in Tom Brady level effort. Sounds like that wasn't the case.
Logged
Jesse
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 14584



« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2022, 07:59:27 PM »

I guess not but we need to save money somewhere and not signing an expensive 35-year-old running back is kinda the Kindergarten lesson at GM school.

It's also interesting that the report states there was some tension in the building regarding Andrew's fitness and the subsequent injuries that he sustained because of that. If you want to play running back at 35, you gotta be putting in Tom Brady level effort. Sounds like that wasn't the case.

That's unsubstantiated speculation so I don't want to dig too far into that.

But financially, and with JA signed and with Borsa coming in, it makes a lot of sense to move on.

But there's optics and culture to consider as well.
Logged

My wife is amazing!
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 30842



« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2022, 09:09:24 PM »

That's unsubstantiated speculation so I don't want to dig too far into that.

But financially, and with JA signed and with Borsa coming in, it makes a lot of sense to move on.

But there's optics and culture to consider as well.

AH33 has always been a training beast... but the missed season, I can see after decades of training, and now in a marital dynamic (have to wonder how easy it is to train when married vs. when single), I can understand that there might have been a change in his workout regimen.  Whether that had anything to do with his injury issues,who knows... whether it has anything to do with any concerns the Bombers might have with him coming to camp ready to rock, who knows...

Whether BC o another team will take a chance on him, again, its anyone's guess.  But if the Bombers take a pass on him, that sends a message to other potential teams... no one would know better than the Bombers where AH33 is at currently...

I really, really want him for retire as a Bomber, and would love to see him finish out here.  But I'd hate to see him limp through a final season as well, either in Blue and Gold or some other colours, much like Obby's final season.  Jon Cornish had a post football option that let him exit on his terms...

I don't know if AH33 is 100% for 2022, but I hope he makes the right decision...
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
NewBlue
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 706


« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2022, 10:34:51 PM »

Sounds like an article that is purposely trying to stir the pot. He insinuates something, but has nothing to back it up.

Andrew, sign a hometown deal - you're still wanted!       Get the records here, WPG is your home!  Get the ovation & send off you deserve!
Logged
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 23025



« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2022, 10:53:58 PM »

That's unsubstantiated speculation so I don't want to dig too far into that.

But financially, and with JA signed and with Borsa coming in, it makes a lot of sense to move on.

But there's optics and culture to consider as well.


Farhan Lalji has always been a pretty fair and trusted reporter. But I get your point.
Logged
road griller
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 262



« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2022, 11:42:01 PM »

I can agree with that, especially considering both Charlie & Milt were lifelong Bombers.
I'll edit that part out.

Roberts was traded to BC for Joe Smith and crossed 10k in rushing yards as a Lion iirc.
Logged

Can't go wrong when you go long!
NewBlue
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 706


« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2022, 09:42:33 PM »

Ha!  I got a Smith jersey for Xmas that year.  Everyone asked me who he was  Cheesy

Really not looking good for AH back in B&G.  Sucks.  Will be interesting to see who offers him what he wants.
Logged
KINGCHARLES
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3684



« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2022, 12:36:01 AM »

Dave Naylor of TSN thinks Andrew Harris will remain a Bomber this year.
Logged

BEASTS OF THE EAST

I DON'T BRAKE FOR RIDER FANS
KINGCHARLES
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3684



« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2022, 12:36:46 AM »

I'm trying to keep track of some of the many milestones Harris has accomplished in his career.

He currently has 9661 rushing yards, which is the most by a Canadian ever. 10K yards is quite the milestone, and almost a given. He needs only 624 to pass Charlie Roberts for 5th all time.

He currently has 5223 rec yards, which as far as I can tell is the most ever by any RB.  That is really impressive.

Combined he has 14,884 all purp yards, only needing 324 to pass Stegall for and move into 4th alltime.
**Question:  Do PR & KR count as APY?  If so we can add another 1276 yards to his total**

He is a 3X Grey Cup Champ, twice as MVC, 1X as MVP and the only player ever to win both awards the same year. 
He led the league in rushing from 2017-2020, 3 straight years and likely would have been 5 straight years if there were no lockout or injury lastyear.
He is a 5 time CFL All Star.
He was the 2017 CFL MOC, and should have been in 2019 as well.
**If I have any stats wrong, can someone please correct?**

Most importantly the prodigal son came back home, put the team on his shoulders and got us a Cup after a loooong drought. That 2019 GC performance was flat out fantastic and will have a special place to any WPG sports fan.

Andrew, I'm putting out a plea to you for all Blue Bomber fans:  Please sign the deal, and come back for another year!  Break these records as a BB, and let us celebrate all your achievements together!  If you're going to pass 2 Bomber legends on the alltime lists, you better do it in B&G! This is where you belong!  And whatever happens, you better not sign with the Riders!  Grin

yes you do add in all return yards for all-purpose yards as well.
Logged

BEASTS OF THE EAST

I DON'T BRAKE FOR RIDER FANS
dd
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9759


« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2022, 01:03:41 AM »

Dave Naylor of TSN thinks Andrew Harris will remain a Bomber this year.
I hope he s right
Logged
Jesse
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 14584



« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2022, 01:32:22 AM »

Dave Naylor of TSN thinks Andrew Harris will remain a Bomber this year.

He just said he could see it happening, not that it's likely.
Logged

My wife is amazing!
ichabod_crane
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1272


« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2022, 01:52:06 AM »

I hope he s right


Depends on how they fill Lawler and Stove's position or even if Darvin Adams does not end up back with the Blue. If they go with some cheaper newbies or good deals from free agency, they could afford to keep Harris probably although he still has to agree to a reduced role. One last kick at the can and 3-peat!! If he still believes he can be a full time starter elsewhere, then he can check it out come tomorrow if he has not heard nothing even to now.
Logged
DM83
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8123


« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2022, 11:20:22 AM »

I am actually afraid for Andrew Harris.......is his knee, calf, ankle, melon ok?
If so, he's still the number one back in the league.  How about a 2000 yd season.? Just over 100 yards a game.  It's a lot, but with the O line as dominant as it is......he doesn't get touched until after five yards.  He breaks a couple for over ten, and the usual one for twenty five!!! He could do it.
Logged
Sec223
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 544


« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2022, 11:30:34 AM »

I am actually afraid for Andrew Harris.......is his knee, calf, ankle, melon ok?
If so, he's still the number one back in the league.  How about a 2000 yd season.? Just over 100 yards a game.  It's a lot, but with the O line as dominant as it is......he doesn't get touched until after five yards.  He breaks a couple for over ten, and the usual one for twenty five!!! He could do it.

Not going to happen.
Logged
The Zipp
Global Moderator
*****
Posts: 14597


Who gives a flying Buck...


« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2022, 08:30:25 PM »

No longer a Winnipeg Blue Bomber Sad
Logged
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8877



« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2022, 08:40:05 PM »

A sad day. Thank you Andrew.

Guess I'm asking for a new jersey for my birthday this spring.
Logged

Back2Back Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 23025



« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2022, 08:40:54 PM »

No longer a Winnipeg Blue Bomber Sad

Not surprised. A super fan favorite and let's get him up on the ring of honor when the time is right but it was the right football decision.
Logged
Ridermania
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1430



« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2022, 08:43:37 PM »

Three-time Grey Cup champion, Canadian running back Andrew Harris has agreed to terms with the Toronto Argonauts.
Logged
Pigskin
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8842



« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2022, 08:44:20 PM »

Bombers thinking long term, setting themselves up for the future.

Ah33 money will help us sign a couple of players.
Logged

Don't go through life looking in the rearview mirror.
Ridermania
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1430



« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2022, 08:47:08 PM »

I support the move to let Harris sign elsewhere.

Walters invested his money wisely, may not be a fan friendly move, but a good management move.
Logged
BLUEBOMBER
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5799



« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2022, 09:19:04 PM »

Imagine Harris's face after he sees the cost of living in Toronto. Whatever extra money he is getting won't be enough to pay for the extra expenses. Perhaps he likes playing in front of an empty stadium in Toronto... dunno what he was thinking unless the Bombers didn't want him back and didn't bother to even offer him a reasonable contract.
Logged
TBURGESS
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8679



« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2022, 09:32:25 PM »

Andrew Harris is dead to me until he signs the 1 day contract to retire as a Bomber. Grin
Logged

Winnipeg Blue Bombers - 2019 Grey Cup Champs.
NewBlue
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 706


« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2022, 09:33:55 PM »

I'd guess a promise of playing time went into the contracts with BO & JA.
Only so much ball to go around.
There was probably a chance awhile ago to work something out, but once the other 2 signed the writing was on the wall.
Logged
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 30842



« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2022, 09:36:13 PM »

Andrew Harris is dead to me until he signs the 1 day contract to retire as a Bomber. Grin

Depending on how well and long he plays in Toronto, and unless that is many years and many GC's in double blue,  I don't think there is any question that he will retire a Bomber. 
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 30842



« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2022, 10:09:20 PM »

John Hodge@JohnDHodge

Winnipeg visits Toronto in Week 4, however Toronto does NOT visit Winnipeg this year.

That means we won't see Andrew Harris return to IG Field in 2022. What a shame.


Well, good news, unless the Argos win the east and get to the GC, AN33 only faces us once... (or some silly crossover nonsense)
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
Ridermania
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1430



« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2022, 10:46:40 PM »

Saturday July 23rd, come over to Regina and watch Harris play the Riders.

Maybe he will hit 10,000 yards and you can see it in person!
Logged
BLUEBOMBER
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5799



« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2022, 01:06:53 AM »

Saturday July 23rd, come over to Regina and watch Harris play the Riders.

Maybe he will hit 10,000 yards and you can see it in person!


If Harris plays or doesn't play like he did last season, I wonder who will want to go watch a game with Riders and Argos.
Logged
GOLDMEMBER
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 25016


R.I.P. BLUE BONGER


« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2022, 01:16:23 AM »

If Harris plays or doesn't play like he did last season, I wonder who will want to go watch a game with Riders and Argos.
lol good point!
Logged

I LOSHT MY MEMBER IN AN UNFORTUNATE SHMELTING ACCSHIDENT!
dd
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9759


« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2022, 02:35:05 AM »

I'd guess a promise of playing time went into the contracts with BO & JA.
Only so much ball to go around.
There was probably a chance awhile ago to work something out, but once the other 2 signed the writing was on the wall.
I would have thought that would have played into AH s plan, less wear and tear on the body. If he?s carrying the load in Toronto, he s going to get hurt for sure, heck he got hurt this year and nobody touched him. I thought we could have used him on passing downs as a blocker and check down receiver. Oh well, we ll see how this plays out
Logged
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 27951


« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2022, 01:28:40 PM »

Sad to see him go but I understand the decision. Good luck in Toronto for a successful and injury free year.

Thanks for our 2 Grey Cup wins in which you played a significant role.

You'll be remembered.
Logged

2019 Grey Cup Champions
BLUEBOMBER
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5799



« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2022, 07:39:14 PM »

Harris was always good at catching the ball as well. He will be missed if Oliviera doesn't do anything well.
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!