Started by ModAdmin, January 31, 2022, 04:29:29 AM
Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on April 01, 2022, 02:24:25 AM Seems to becoming more and more the case. Maybe he has some Attitude problem?
Quote from: Blue In BC on April 09, 2022, 06:54:53 PMCurrently the Bombers have signed 5 rookie import receivers. I'd expect another 8 or so by TC since we lost : Adams, Lawler, Nelson and Grant.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on April 09, 2022, 10:00:08 PMWhere is Grant?? FA Tracker says --crickets--. I can't imagine we aren't signing him and no one else wants him??Are we really going to ditch him, what, just because he has fumblitis once in a while still? Ok, so maybe he's been disappointing as a receiver / ball carrier as well. But many teams have a returner-only DI, it's a feasible option.But if we ditched Nelson too, we're back to "no returner" limbo again, like we've been so many times in the past. Or do we still have Cooper, who doesn't inspire gobs of confidence.
Quote from: Blue In BC on April 10, 2022, 12:07:10 AMI don't think Grant had ball control issues. I only remember about 3 in 2 seasons. I don't think we ditched him. Ball was in his court? He may be holding out for an NFL opportunity and that might be clarified after the NFL draft etc. He may return to the CFL although it may not be with the Bombers. How big a raise does he want if he returns.I also wouldn't say he was a disappointment as a receiver or ball carrier. Small sample size and teams tend to let their returner just focus on that very important role. Losing receivers this year I would have expected him to be looked at more as a receiver. That assumes we could replace him as well as a returner in order to do that. Last thing we needed would be to have Cooper or McKnight as the best option as returners while Grant became a starting receiver.Cooper is no longer with the team. Signed in Vancouver I believe.Nelson would have been a safe bet to return as a contingency Plan B but no doubt he got a bit of a bump in salary moving elsewhere.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on April 10, 2022, 06:41:19 AMGrant was well-known in the NFL as a fumbler, that's why he came up north. It may have only been 3-4 fumbles in WPG, but he picks the very worst times, like fumbling in the '21 GC in Q1. If we aren't making him an offer he likes, this is likely the cause. You see how MOS told Grant to just run for the sideline on every return after that? BLM even noted it. MOS not happy. Point is, he hasn't fixed the problem yet.Receiver/carrier "small sample size" is precisely because he disappointed. We tried him on sweeps a few times and maybe 1-2 passes down the rail and they all resulted in nothing, from my memory. He also fumbled that initial sweep in the '19 GC (luckily we kept the ball) and that had MOS keep him off the O for the entire rest of game.I think Nelson blew his make or break year and we're not interested unless we get into desperation mode.I say all this as both a Grant & Nelson fan. I think Grant is worth the odd fumble. But not for massive money. I'd let Nelson walk: I'm not sure he gets signed anywhere. If Cooper's gone then we are back to hoping a rookie returner shines.