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Author Topic: Free Agency - February 8th, 2022 - Other CFL Teams Discusssion/Signings  (Read 18540 times)
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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2022, 04:08:17 PM »

I think with Adams, Demski, Wolitarski and Bailey we will be just fine in recruiting new SMS friendly WR prospects... so lets spend a little and get Bailey signed, and I'm sure we can sign Adams as well.

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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2022, 06:04:33 PM »

What he probably does is anoint him the presumptive starter going into camp to build his confidence.  If he actually keeps the top job through preseason and the first game or two, then you come back to him with an extension.  The signing bonus on the extension could get him over $150k for this year, and you can probably lock him down for $250k for 2023.  After that, you have to pay him market value or he has busted out by then.

And after they scrape him off the turf they can then go out and find an O Line. I can't count the number of times Michael Reilly was clobbered cuz of the O line getting stomped. The camera would follow him off the field and you saw a dejected, sad QB who deserved better.....but as we Bomber fans know, offensive lines don't grow on trees.

Hope Kenny Lawlor keeps that in mind if he signs and waiting for a ball to catch 
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« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2022, 07:56:18 PM »

Lawler signing with BC may not be as done a deal as it looks. The 250k sounds like a lot but its a multiyear contract thats front loaded. I don't think he will be nearly as effective in BC as he was here with the chemistry he had with Collaros where he was the number one go to reciever. His numbers might have a negative effect on any future nfl inquiries..
In BC he wil have to shre the ball with whitehead/burnham/ryhmes and with as stated above an inferior oline.
(as an aside why is it when the Bombers sign someone the salary is well known while with other team its an exception?)
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« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2022, 08:42:17 PM »

Lawler signing with BC may not be as done a deal as it looks. The 250k sounds like a lot but its a multiyear contract thats front loaded. I don't think he will be nearly as effective in BC as he was here with the chemistry he had with Collaros where he was the number one go to reciever. His numbers might have a negative effect on any future nfl inquiries..
In BC he wil have to shre the ball with whitehead/burnham/ryhmes and with as stated above an inferior oline.
(as an aside why is it when the Bombers sign someone the salary is well known while with other team its an exception?)

If Lawler doesn't get his NFL shot this off-season, it's probably not going to happen for him.  He has to make hay while the sun shines, I don't think he will ever be offered that much money again.  That being said, he knows his opportunity to win championships will end if he walks away from the Bombers now.  Tough choice.
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« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2022, 08:43:12 PM »

Lawler signing with BC may not be as done a deal as it looks. The 250k sounds like a lot but its a multiyear contract thats front loaded. I don't think he will be nearly as effective in BC as he was here with the chemistry he had with Collaros where he was the number one go to reciever. His numbers might have a negative effect on any future nfl inquiries..
In BC he wil have to shre the ball with whitehead/burnham/ryhmes and with as stated above an inferior oline.
(as an aside why is it when the Bombers sign someone the salary is well known while with other team its an exception?)

There's certainly a strong case that the Bombers can make to retain him, including:

- Back with Collaros whom he has great chemistry
- Lower cost of living
- History of success and playoff money
- The clear number one receiver who will be the focal point of the passing game each week
- Familiarity of the city and culture

Obviously, at some point the dollars will stack up to overcome these things but if the Bombers can get close to that $200k mark then it's not so far off. Players get $3400 for a first round bye or semi-final participation, $3600 for the divisional round, $8000 for losing the Grey Cup and $16,000 for winning. Last year Lawler received $23,000 for the playoffs and the BC Lions received $0. So a $200k offer from the Bombers may result in similar take home pay when you factor in cost of living in Winnipeg verses BC and playoff money.
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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2022, 09:40:11 PM »

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What?s up!?  This week is gonna be interesting in the #CFL

Lots of activity coming in the next few days. 

Hope everyone is getting as excited as I am !
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« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2022, 10:25:34 PM »

G. Ellingson
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What?s up!?  This week is gonna be interesting in the #CFL

Lots of activity coming in the next few days. 

Hope everyone is getting as excited as I am !

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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2022, 02:45:29 AM »

More interested in re-signing Bailey and Adams than overpaying for Ellingson.

I?d rather add a receiver who doesn?t mind getting his nose dirty in the run game.
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2022, 03:12:47 PM »

Re: Cost of living. Lets say that it costs an additional $1000 a month in rent, which is high. Players are in town for 6 months so that's $6000 more that BC and Toronto have to pay players to make things even. Everything else is pretty much the same. (I moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg so I know what I'm talking about)
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2022, 03:17:48 PM »

More interested in re-signing Bailey and Adams than overpaying for Ellingson.

I?d rather add a receiver who doesn?t mind getting his nose dirty in the run game.

Why not resign Adams, Bailey and Ellingson?  I think that is what people are proposing, replacing Lawler with Ellingson IF Lawler decides on BC
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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2022, 03:52:15 PM »

Why not resign Adams, Bailey and Ellingson?  I think that is what people are proposing, replacing Lawler with Ellingson IF Lawler decides on BC

I really think we?re out on signing an expensive FA in the receiving core.

Bring back Adams, hope for McKnight?s continued development, and bring in a ton of bodies for TC like we did with DBs last year.
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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2022, 04:07:38 PM »

Re: Cost of living. Lets say that it costs an additional $1000 a month in rent, which is high. Players are in town for 6 months so that's $6000 more that BC and Toronto have to pay players to make things even. Everything else is pretty much the same. (I moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg so I know what I'm talking about)

It's not just rent. Cost of living usually refers to a host of things not simply rent/shelter costs. You wanna go out to eat? Costs more in Vancouver. Your grocery store bill? More expensive. These guys aren't exactly eating cheap prepacked stuff either. After a quick Google:

Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 7.67% higher than in Winnipeg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 31.72% higher than in Winnipeg
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 100.33% higher than in Winnipeg
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 21.65% higher than in Winnipeg
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 12.31% higher than in Winnipeg
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 12.20% lower than in Winnipeg

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Canada&city1=Winnipeg&country2=Canada&city2=Vancouver
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« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2022, 04:10:01 PM »

I really think we?re out on signing an expensive FA in the receiving core.

Bring back Adams, hope for McKnight?s continued development, and bring in a ton of bodies for TC like we did with DBs last year.

It all depends on how the WR price range develops... with Lucky and Lawler setting the high water mark, will that create higher prices for all FA's, or does it eat up a bunch of the $$$ allocated to WR's in total?  

How many "top" WR's will reach FA, and how many "seasoned vets" will take a value contract to keep playing.  

There have to be a lot of guys at the "If I don't get X$, I'm hanging them up", but how many vets are at the point "If I can get a contract, with some incentives, I want to play another year"?  And if there are guys like that out there, where do THEY want to land?  In a place with a great Oline, a MOP QB and a fantastic culture?  
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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2022, 04:35:20 PM »

Ed Gainey has tweeted he won't be back in Regina next year.
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« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2022, 05:45:42 PM »

It all depends on how the WR price range develops... with Lucky and Lawler setting the high water mark, will that create higher prices for all FA's, or does it eat up a bunch of the $$$ allocated to WR's in total?  

How many "top" WR's will reach FA, and how many "seasoned vets" will take a value contract to keep playing.  

There have to be a lot of guys at the "If I don't get X$, I'm hanging them up", but how many vets are at the point "If I can get a contract, with some incentives, I want to play another year"?  And if there are guys like that out there, where do THEY want to land?  In a place with a great Oline, a MOP QB and a fantastic culture?  

I believe it's possible we'll get a secondary market guy. Depending on the value vs.  what we already have on the roster.

But whenever someone throws out the name of a Lawler replacement, it's always one of the high money guys. I don't think that is in the cards. Our Lawler replacement is Bailey.
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