Started by pjrocksmb, April 22, 2022, 01:16:38 PM
Quote from: ModAdmin on April 24, 2022, 05:20:08 AMUntil or unless the Bombers side of the story/negotiations is known your claim is moot.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on April 24, 2022, 12:16:31 PMTalk about manufacturing a story and filling in most of the blanks to fit a narrative you have in mind. How can you even begin to compare the Andrew Harris and Bo Levi situations? They are totally and completely different to begin with and the main drivers of each are (were) the personal relationships of trust with their respective organizations which isn't public aside from a few leaks and half opinions reported through a journalist.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on April 24, 2022, 03:14:05 AMJust wow. The rapidity with which WPG fans turn on ex-players is astounding. Some strange psychology going on here. Maybe it helps with the dissonance? I thank and appreciate every single player who suits up for us and wins Grey Cups. That doesn't stop when they switch colors.How quickly you all forget about how you felt about AH the morning of Nov 25, 2019.I won't relitigate the AH saga, everyone has their position set already. I just wanted to note that Huff seems to be handling whatever the BLM situation is with class. The AH situation left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, no matter what you think happened. I don't think anyone is "happy" with what transpired. Well, except Pinball.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on April 23, 2022, 05:06:09 AMI hate to say it, but how the Stamps are treating a failing BLM (so far) is how we should have treated AH33. You don't kick the face of your team for 5+ years to the curb or offer insulting pay. You help them with their troubles, and work with them to ease them into the next phase. Both sides look like heroes and BLM goes out as an all-time CGY leader, and will have off-field roles with the team for years to come.That's how you do it. They did the same for Cornish. Another thing The Huffer is a master at. Good for him. Other/current players notice such things...
Quote from: DM83 on April 25, 2022, 08:39:18 PMNo the Bombers were stupid with the Harris situation. he They should have moved him into a SB /RB position.This would have aided the offence and screwed up the defence. Who would cover that beast out of the backfield?Then line him up as an RB.So you over pay him one year? like wouldn't it be worth it?He would have dwindling stats and slip into retirementShoving a **** contract at him was a mistake. The guys behind him know it. Does he deserve all those accolades anymore? well probably not. But if he has an O line he is still getting you six yards/ carry would on more year of that hurt? NOThere comes a time for sure....that wasn't the time.
Quote from: GCn19 on April 24, 2022, 09:12:28 PMThe same they did with Cornish? Cornish retired rather than take a pay cut and then went on a semi-incoherent social media rampage about it afterwards. He then backtracked and said it was due to his concussions and that he understood the Stamps business position.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on April 26, 2022, 04:56:41 AMI never heard about that. If you can point to some sources, that would be great. Even if that's how it ended, CGY worked hard to resolve it and had him back on the sidelines / marketing in a supporting/cheerleading role the very next year. I don't think Huff would have let Cornish go play on another team.If Cornish threw a fit and then the two sides reconciled, then that points to a path forward for WFC+AH. No doubt AH retires in 1-3 years, and we all want him honored/retired as an all-time great Bomber with a role in the WPG community. Just because they've blown the optics to date, doesn't mean they can't fix it going forward. To do otherwise would be shameful, for both sides.There's lots of scenarios like BLM/Cornish/AH in the CFL where a franchise guy is near the end; also: Ray, Stegall, Walby, Burris, ... you guys insert some. Use those as comparisons, I'm sure one matches the AH situation to some degree.P.S. I like DM's SB idea. Two-RB sets, sometimes in the slot. AH as a NAT is basically a "free", dressed, skill player. He'd be less effective than McKnight in the slot every 4 snaps?? It's not so much it would be crazy powerful; it finds AH in a role he can accept in his final year. DM gets it.