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Author Topic: Bo Levi injuries - admits retirement could be on horizon  (Read 3032 times)
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« on: April 22, 2022, 12:16:38 PM »

https://3downnation.com/2022/04/21/stampeders-qb-bo-levi-mitchell-admits-retirement-could-be-next-step-if-lingering-injuries-persist/

I don't love the guy but he is one of best of all time and has been good for the league
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 01:04:42 PM »

I liked him on TSN. Hope he lands somewhere like that if he retires.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 01:23:52 PM »

I liked him on TSN. Hope he lands somewhere like that if he retires.
Would be good
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 03:20:05 PM »

Love em or hate em.....he was a very good QB in his prime!   Throwing shoulder injuries are the bane of many a QB....just ask Matt Nichols.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2022, 09:02:46 PM »

I knew he was done since 2019 and said so.  Not only has his arm turned to jelly, but the brain-arm connection is messed up; even worse, his eyes/brain are making terrible reads.  He used to be the best at all 3, now he's toast.

I've always hated his attitude ("show them what kind of team they are") and cockiness, so I get some pleasure from him losing all his skillz.  But some of that was obviously an attempt to aid his team, morale, rep, cred, etc.  So I can forgive him as a human, to some extent.

Yes, he was very good on the TSN panel, and I would not be surprised if he gets a long term job there.  I would be fine with him on the panel.

The bummer in all of this is I wanted CGY to stick with him for 2022 so that we'd have no trouble whipping the Stamps all year.  If they axe BLM (and IMHO Dickerson The Greater), CGY could be a threat again.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2022, 09:25:31 PM »

So, guessing he has a roster bonus, and will wait to retire after that is paid... oh wait... his roster bonus is under the table... Wink 

Lucky they have Jake Maier still on his ELC...  they can carry/pay Bo to not play...

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 04:06:09 AM »

I 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...
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2022, 04:28:02 AM »

I 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...


2 different situations.  We know one side of the Blue Bomber/AH33 contract discussion - the brief comments from AH33 and then assumptions from fans and media.  We no little to nothing about how the Blue Bombers handled  the negotiations. So, before making comments like "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" make sure you have ALL the facts.  While I admittedly don't have all the facts, I know the Bombers don't treat any players dismissively or with a lack of respect.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2022, 12:04:57 PM »

2 different situations.  We know one side of the Blue Bomber/AH33 contract discussion - the brief comments from AH33 and then assumptions from fans and media.  We no little to nothing about how the Blue Bombers handled  the negotiations. So, before making comments like "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" make sure you have ALL the facts.  While I admittedly don't have all the facts, I know the Bombers don't treat any players dismissively or with a lack of respect.

Totally agree. There are three sides to this story and as ModAdmin said we only know one of them.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2022, 12:50:44 PM »

I 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...


I hate to keep discussing this - because I respect AH for all he did here and I hate being put in the place where I need to argue against him - but AH admitted that he would not be paid less than the other RBs. It was insulting to him.

That's it. He would 100% not accept the role we have for him. BLM is sitting there saying he understands he may have to retire if his injuries don't heal properly. It's just not the same.
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2022, 12:56:05 PM »

I 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...


Pretty sure Bo is not with holding medical information from the Stamps, and will have no issues working out for them before he signs a contract extension (he is currently under contract, a fact you fail to acknowledge.  

AH33 was not under contract, and refused a workout.  The Bombers offered him an appropriate contract  based on the situation.  

Your analogy is flawed in so many ways.  

Why not go back a year, to when AH33 was under contract (like Bo) and arrived at camp out of shape.  With a non-guaranteed contract, the WBB could have kicked him to the curb right then, but worked with him.  Then he was injured and unable to play.  Again, with two worthy replacements taking up the slack, they waited for his rehab, paid him well, and gave him his spot back.

If you are going to compare AH33's treatment and Bo's, lets do it on a level playing field, OK pumpkin?
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2022, 05:02:25 PM »

Pretty sure Bo is not with holding medical information from the Stamps, and will have no issues working out for them before he signs a contract extension (he is currently under contract, a fact you fail to acknowledge.  

AH33 was not under contract, and refused a workout.  The Bombers offered him an appropriate contract  based on the situation.  

Your analogy is flawed in so many ways.  

Why not go back a year, to when AH33 was under contract (like Bo) and arrived at camp out of shape.  With a non-guaranteed contract, the WBB could have kicked him to the curb right then, but worked with him.  Then he was injured and unable to play.  Again, with two worthy replacements taking up the slack, they waited for his rehab, paid him well, and gave him his spot back.

If you are going to compare AH33's treatment and Bo's, lets do it on a level playing field, OK pumpkin?

Totally agree, except for the pumpkin part. Ped's in 2019, injured before 2021 TC, injury during the 2021 season, and all the bomber were asking for was a workout. I think AH had a knee jerk reaction, and should have taken a little time before jumping to the Argo's.
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2022, 06:54:30 PM »

Totally agree, except for the pumpkin part. Ped's in 2019, injured before 2021 TC, injury during the 2021 season, and all the bomber were asking for was a workout. I think AH had a knee jerk reaction, and should have taken a little time before jumping to the Argo's.

No issue with him jumping to the Argos, or the timing of his move.  But the situation totally revolved around the workout, or lack thereof.  The only reason to not work out was if he knew it wouldn't go well.  If he was in shape and 100%, he would have used the workout to maximize his contract.  He can't complain about the contract being minimized for a "sight unseen" offer... especially based on recent events.  If Pinball signed him without a workout, well...
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2022, 02:14:05 AM »

Just 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.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2022, 04:20:08 AM »

Just 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.


I think very, very few Bomber fans wanted Harris to sign elsewhere nor do they "turn on" Harris. I think you are missing the point. Fans generally appreciate everything Harris has accomplished throughout his CFL career. But fans have only heard Harris' comments regarding his departure from the BBs.  Until or unless the Bombers side of the story/negotiations is known your claim is moot.
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