Free Agency - February 8th, 2022 - Other CFL Teams Discusssion/Signings

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the paw

Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on February 06, 2022, 06:17:10 PM
Walters built the Bombers fro the trenches....seems like BC is going about it in exactly the opposite manner.    Their O-Line allowed too many hits on Reilly and he ended up retiring.....not sure they can win using this strategy.    I remember MOS handing the QB reins over to an unproven Willy and that was an unmitigated disaster....until we picked up Matt Nichols who provided some stability at this position.    If Rourke prevails it will be the first time since Russ Jackson that a Canadian starting QB was a success.    That's over half a century ago....and I mean I wish him well but it would be precedent setting if he made it throughout an entire season as their starter.   

BC may be okay on the offensive line (or at least better).  They have re-signed Chung and Figueroa (who was hurt a lot last year), as well as extending Philip Norman.  They also have Broxton coming back, who was making a case for an OT spot but got injured.  At the same time, they have let Hunter Steward and Ryker Matthews walk, one because he was mediocre, the other due to concussion. 

I think they may be moving on from Godber at centre, and will slot Phillip Norman in there, where he had some success in 2019.  They can do this because they start 2 Canadian linebackers on D, and it sounds like they are making a play for David Menard to give them another Canuck on the d-line.  With Cottoy and Shaq Johnson back, they only need two Canadians for the 0-line.  If they end up starting a Canadian at RB (which is also rumoured) they they have 8 Cdn starters and only 2 them are offensive linemen. 

Don't get me wrong, Rourke still has a big hill to climb in terms of being ready, but I think his protection will be better this year than it was for Reilly last year. 
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Lincoln Locomotive

Quote from: the paw on February 06, 2022, 08:49:25 PM
BC may be okay on the offensive line (or at least better).  They have re-signed Chung and Figueroa (who was hurt a lot last year), as well as extending Philip Norman.  They also have Broxton coming back, who was making a case for an OT spot but got injured.  At the same time, they have let Hunter Steward and Ryker Matthews walk, one because he was mediocre, the other due to concussion. 

I think they may be moving on from Godber at centre, and will slot Phillip Norman in there, where he had some success in 2019.  They can do this because they start 2 Canadian linebackers on D, and it sounds like they are making a play for David Menard to give them another Canuck on the d-line.  With Cottoy and Shaq Johnson back, they only need two Canadians for the 0-line.  If they end up starting a Canadian at RB (which is also rumoured) they they have 8 Cdn starters and only 2 them are offensive linemen. 

Don't get me wrong, Rourke still has a big hill to climb in terms of being ready, but I think his protection will be better this year than it was for Reilly last year. 
. For Rourkes sake I hope so....it will be interesting who BC signs for their backup QB
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Ridermania

Toronto Argonauts and Canadian receiver Juwan Brescacin have reached an agreement on a new deal.

Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: Ridermania on February 06, 2022, 10:29:19 PM
Toronto Argonauts and Canadian receiver Juwan Brescacin have reached an agreement on a new deal.

Have to keep a keen eye on those Argos, they could sign a half dozen F.A. receivers and still be looking to scoop up Lawler.

Pigskin

Lawler could have more then BC making him an offer.
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Jesse

Quote from: Pigskin on February 07, 2022, 02:54:50 AM
Lawler could have more then BC making him an offer.

He absolutely does. Probably had initial offers from most teams.
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Blue In BC

Quote from: Jesse on February 07, 2022, 02:11:00 PM
He absolutely does. Probably had initial offers from most teams.

Sure but he's had 10 days to speak or hear from every team. We've seen many players accept an offer and sign elsewhere. Is there an advantage waiting until tomorrow? IMO Lawler has not yet decided to give up on his NFL dream. In theory he can wait. OTOH money available may be reduced or gone as teams make decisions elsewhere.
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Jesse

Quote from: Blue In BC on February 07, 2022, 02:19:27 PM
Sure but he's had 10 days to speak or hear from every team. We've seen many players accept an offer and sign elsewhere. Is there an advantage waiting until tomorrow? IMO Lawler has not yet decided to give up on his NFL dream. In theory he can wait. OTOH money available may be reduced or gone as teams make decisions elsewhere.

There are two options: he's waiting on the NFL or he has agreed to terms and it simply hasn't leaked yet.
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4everalonghair

Dave Naylor reporting the elks and lions fighting for Lawler with the elks at 300k!

3rdand1.5

300k.....for a receiver.....300k...Lawler can play but no receiver should be anywhere near that....300k I just can't grasp this....Maybe for a star LT or DE but for a receiver...really.....

Lincoln Locomotive

Quote from: 3rdand1.5 on February 07, 2022, 04:44:34 PM
300k.....for a receiver.....300k...Lawler can play but no receiver should be anywhere near that....300k I just can't grasp this....Maybe for a star LT or DE but for a receiver...really.....
well the Bombers won't be in the picture because they just can't afford him.....however they haven't rushed out to find a decent replacement for him either.   Times a wastin' as they say!
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Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: 4everalonghair on February 07, 2022, 04:41:32 PM
Dave Naylor reporting the elks and lions fighting for Lawler with the elks at 300k!

I can't understand why BC would be bidding, there are only 5 receiver spots and they already have Lucky, Burnham, Cottoy and Rhymes signed.  Plus they have a rookie QB and only one football to throw.

Lincoln Locomotive

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 07, 2022, 04:50:59 PM
I can't understand why BC would be bidding, there are only 5 receiver spots and they already have Lucky, Burnham, Cottoy and Rhymes signed.  Plus they have a rookie QB and only one football to throw.
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theaardvark

Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on February 07, 2022, 04:49:56 PM
well the Bombers won't be in the picture because they just can't afford him.....however they haven't rushed out to find a decent replacement for him either.   Times a wastin' as they say!

You do understand:

A: FA season is Not open yet

B: Reports of offers and signed deals are leaks from players / teams

C:  Walters tends not to work that way.

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kkc60

Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on February 07, 2022, 04:49:56 PM
well the Bombers won't be in the picture because they just can't afford him.....however they haven't rushed out to find a decent replacement for him either.   Times a wastin' as they say!
We don't know that, free agency hasn't opened yet.