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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2022, 01:30:35 PM »

Rene ('21 draft pick) is already taking with the Bombers re contract. Won't be surprised to see 4-5 Canadian DBs in the gameday roster.



Good to hear but that makes it even more curious as to why we drafted so many other DB's.

Is some of this the result of moving the hash marks and needing DB instead of LB types a WIL in some situations on defence?
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2022, 01:51:42 PM »

Good to hear but that makes it even more curious as to why we drafted so many other DB's.

Is some of this the result of moving the hash marks and needing DB instead of LB types a WIL in some situations on defence?

Not sure of that. Chris Jones spoke briefly of it yesterday. As I understand, moving the hash mark makes a need of a WIL body-type on the SAM position. I could be wrong though. Sometimes my ears deceives me or my comprehension.  Grin

I'm guessing the Bombers are open on the idea of putting Canadian on the Safety and the Field CB spots. Hallett bros have the upper hand on the Safety spot, while Rene and Ford who both played corners will figure out on the other spot.

I think most of yesterday's picks will not make it after TC. The FB we picked last might have a higher chance in making the roster than the DBs/DLs picked ahead of him.
 
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2022, 01:54:02 PM »

Honestly, something is up.... 2 separate drafts yesterday, 4 DB's picked, 4 Cdn DB's on the roster, Rene, it sounds like he is working towards a contract.. Cdn content rule change, perhaps (we now have Cdn guys who can play safety, corner & D-Line on defense)..

Wow and no, O-Line Pick? Hopefully, with todays presser, some kind of clarity, on prior year(s) picks. We are thin depth wise, here. I see the chatter here & over there, but not as comfortable as some are.

I like the trade for Lawson, but the cost was steep in my opinion. I hope he is ready to step in & contribute immediately. He was picked at #16 in the 2020 draft, he was mentioned similar to the likes of Cherry, Archibald & Federico of this years draft, back then. In 2020, I had hoped that we had picked him at 18, but our pick that year was a good as well.

I like the last 2 picks, Special Team guys with lots of upside #65 a long snapper as well & #74 a beast based on stuff from the Canadian Perspective Guys, keep your head type player... I'm happy that we went local with Cole Adamson and disappointed that we didn't draft Jared Beeksma.

Interesting thought on the last two picks. The question as always is how do you add him to the roster? It has occurred to me that our current LS Benson might be considering retirement. He played very well but he's an older player and just won a Grey Cup last season.  

I agree with your thought on " something might be up " and I hope we get some clarification soon.
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2022, 01:57:15 PM »

Not sure of that. Chris Jones spoke briefly of it yesterday. As I understand, moving the hash mark makes a need of a WIL body-type on the SAM position. I could be wrong though. Sometimes my ears deceives me or my comprehension.  Grin

I'm guessing the Bombers are open on the idea of putting Canadian on the Safety and the Field CB spots. Hallett bros have the upper hand on the Safety spot, while Rene and Ford who both played corners will figure out on the other spot.

I think most of yesterday's picks will not make it after TC.
 

SAM players need to be more pass coverage as well as run support. So they tend to have been DB's that could play DHB. Some are even capable of CB. That isn't true about WIL's as much and they may be more likely to need to cover a RB rather than a SB.

Since the CFL is primarily a passing league, the need is for coverage guys. Speed over size.

We currently only have 1 import and Mauro as extra LB types behind Wilson ( he's 225 lbs ). OTOH we have 22 DB's signed before drafting 4 or 5 more yesterday.


EDIT: The way I read what Jones said falls more into what I said. The WIL needs to be more like a SAM than the other way around

EDIT: Rene and Ford have size and DB speed that could be back ups at WIL in the new CFL now that hash marks are moved?
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2022, 02:09:01 PM »

Does anyone know what time Kyle Walters is meeting with the media folks?
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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2022, 02:30:25 PM »

Yes, the amount of Canadian DB's? Considering we drafted Kramdi in the 2nd round last year, Patrice in the 3rd, and Weekes in the 6th. In 2020 we took Hallett with our first pick. So yes we should be good with Canadian DB's for awhile.

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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2022, 02:35:32 PM »

Yes, the amount of Canadian DB's? Considering we drafted Kramdi in the 2nd round last year, Patrice in the 3rd, and Weekes in the 6th. In 2020 we took Hallett with our first pick. So yes we should be good with Canadian DB's for awhile.



I believe Weekes has been released a little while ago... But, the rest are here or about to be signed (Rene).
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2022, 02:45:07 PM »

Not sure of that. Chris Jones spoke briefly of it yesterday. As I understand, moving the hash mark makes a need of a WIL body-type on the SAM position. I could be wrong though. Sometimes my ears deceives me or my comprehension.  Grin

I'm guessing the Bombers are open on the idea of putting Canadian on the Safety and the Field CB spots. Hallett bros have the upper hand on the Safety spot, while Rene and Ford who both played corners will figure out on the other spot.

I think most of yesterday's picks will not make it after TC. The FB we picked last might have a higher chance in making the roster than the DBs/DLs picked ahead of him.
 

I heard that too.  I understood it to mean that you can play a SAM type player in the WIL position more now with the new hashmarks, as he is more likely to be in coverage in more space.  

I think that unless the CBA changes ratio, we are going to stick with 6 starters on O and 1 on D.  With the trade for a DT to back up Thomas and no DE to replace Kongbo, I think the idea of a Canadian safety is a stop gap measure until Alexander is ready to return.  At least for this year.  

The other question that arises is while it is good news that the change in hash marks might get Wolitarsky more involved, that also means our lack of depth behind him and Demski may be exposed.  
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2022, 03:06:36 PM »

With Patrice Rene signing, and Ford on his way, competition at TC for our Canadian DB's just got very interesting.
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2022, 03:08:24 PM »

Why would they dictate where Canadians need to play. The supply / demand issue already is difficult to deal with and this would make it worse. Drafting players that may or may not sign ( in a given year ) return to college, picking the most talented player versus filling a specific need!!!


Maybe something is up with Canadian content rule, ratio etc.

It's been brought up.

Just another way to articifially improve offensive by attempting to weaken the D.
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2022, 03:35:18 PM »

It's been brought up.

Just another way to articifially improve offensive by attempting to weaken the D.

Or reduce the emphasis on NAT Oline... bringing NAT Oline salaries in line with other NAT starters... when 43% or more of your ratio is Oline, there is an issue.  Now that we have NAT players excelling at "skill" positions, they deserve both playing time and pay....
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2022, 03:38:20 PM »

On one hand, it's "fair" to split them up - gives equal opportunity to players of all positions.

On the other hand, teams should have the freedom to start players wherever they want.
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2022, 04:18:10 PM »

Or reduce the emphasis on NAT Oline... bringing NAT Oline salaries in line with other NAT starters... when 43% or more of your ratio is Oline, there is an issue.  Now that we have NAT players excelling at "skill" positions, they deserve both playing time and pay....

Don't agree. Teams have Canadian LB's, safeties, receivers all earning big $$ as well. Muamba, Lokombo, Metchie, Demski to name a few. We had A. Harris and he was earning $160K in 2021 as another example. Push the need for 3 Canadian starters on defence and you may have never seen him or Demski becoming offensive stars.

Any football team in any league has 5 OL, 5 receivers, 1 RB and at least 1 back up behind each of those players. OTOH there are only 4 DL, 3 LB's. So from a sheer math point of view there are more players supply / demand on offence than defence.

This is a " non sale " for me.

BTW: Nothing wrong with CFL offences.
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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2022, 04:19:13 PM »

Blue Bombers 2022 CFL Draft summary

WINNIPEG, MB., May 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers selected six players in the 2022 CFL Draft held tonight.  

The Blue Bombers began the night by selecting University of Waterloo defensive back Tyrell Ford with the 13th overall selection.

Ford (6-0, 188, University of Waterloo; born: March 3, 1998 in Niagara Falls, ON) played four seasons at the University of Waterloo and was a big part of the schools turn around since his arrival.  

Ford totaled six interceptions while playing for the Warriors and was a dynamic kick-returner. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the 2022 CFL combine with a time of 4.42. Ford was a 3-time OUA All-Star and was twice named Second Team All-Canadian.  

With their second pick in the draft, 38th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Manitoba defensive lineman Cole Adamson.

Adamson (6-5, 290, University of Manitoba; born: April 21, 1999 in Winnipeg, MB) stays home with the Blue Bombers after playing high school football with the Oak Park Raiders and the U Sports level with the Manitoba Bisons.  

Adamson became an instant contributor for the Bisons as a true freshman playing in eight games and starting six. Adamson had a strong campaign in his fourth year of eligibility as defensive tackle with Manitoba. His 19 total tackles were sixth on the Bison. He tallied 65 career tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 4 passes defensed.  

In the fifth round, 47th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Ottawa defensive back Chris Ciguineau.

Ciguineau (6-3, 190, University of Ottawa; born: April 19, 1996 in Montreal, QC) played four years at the University of Ottawa, seeing more playing time each year. He finished his U Sports career not having let up a single touchdown in pass coverage, 17 total tackles, 6 passes defensed, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown.  

In the sixth round, 56th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Guelph defensive lineman Jeremy Kapelanski.

Kapelanski
(6-3, 280, University of Guelph; born: April 13, 1998 in St. Jerome, ON) joins the Blue Bombers bringing plenty of experience and depth to the teams defensive line. The defensive lineman contributed to the Gryphons front four early and often. He broke out during the 2021 season accounting for 103 total tackles and 3 sacks.  

 In the seventh round, 65th overall, Winnipeg selected Carleton University defensive back Cedrick Lavigne.

Lavigne (6-1, 206, Carleton University; born: December 24, 1997 in Gatineau, QC) appeared in six games for the Gryphons this past season and made sure his presence was felt. The lockdown defensive back registered 2 interceptions and impressed teams at the 2022 CFL combine.  

 In the eighth round, 74th overall, Winnipeg selected Queen?s University fullback Konner Burtenshaw.

Burtenshaw (5-11, 215, Queen's University; born: January 4, 1996 in Amherstview, ON) joins the Blue Bombers after a five-year college career with the Golden Gaels. Burtenshaw was named to the 2017 OUA All-Rookie Team. He has shown throughout his college career that he has a knack for getting to the ball by leading his team in special team?s tackles. Burtenshaw also saw action on offence and found the endzone 3 times in 2021.  


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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2022, 08:00:21 PM »

Blue Bombers 2022 CFL Draft summary

WINNIPEG, MB., May 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers selected six players in the 2022 CFL Draft held tonight.  

The Blue Bombers began the night by selecting University of Waterloo defensive back Tyrell Ford with the 13th overall selection.

Ford (6-0, 188, University of Waterloo; born: March 3, 1998 in Niagara Falls, ON) played four seasons at the University of Waterloo and was a big part of the schools turn around since his arrival.  

Ford totaled six interceptions while playing for the Warriors and was a dynamic kick-returner. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the 2022 CFL combine with a time of 4.42. Ford was a 3-time OUA All-Star and was twice named Second Team All-Canadian.  

With their second pick in the draft, 38th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Manitoba defensive lineman Cole Adamson.

Adamson (6-5, 290, University of Manitoba; born: April 21, 1999 in Winnipeg, MB) stays home with the Blue Bombers after playing high school football with the Oak Park Raiders and the U Sports level with the Manitoba Bisons.  

Adamson became an instant contributor for the Bisons as a true freshman playing in eight games and starting six. Adamson had a strong campaign in his fourth year of eligibility as defensive tackle with Manitoba. His 19 total tackles were sixth on the Bison. He tallied 65 career tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 4 passes defensed.  

In the fifth round, 47th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Ottawa defensive back Chris Ciguineau.

Ciguineau (6-3, 190, University of Ottawa; born: April 19, 1996 in Montreal, QC) played four years at the University of Ottawa, seeing more playing time each year. He finished his U Sports career not having let up a single touchdown in pass coverage, 17 total tackles, 6 passes defensed, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown.  

In the sixth round, 56th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Guelph defensive lineman Jeremy Kapelanski.

Kapelanski
(6-3, 280, University of Guelph; born: April 13, 1998 in St. Jerome, ON) joins the Blue Bombers bringing plenty of experience and depth to the teams defensive line. The defensive lineman contributed to the Gryphons front four early and often. He broke out during the 2021 season accounting for 103 total tackles and 3 sacks.  

 In the seventh round, 65th overall, Winnipeg selected Carleton University defensive back Cedrick Lavigne.

Lavigne (6-1, 206, Carleton University; born: December 24, 1997 in Gatineau, QC) appeared in six games for the Gryphons this past season and made sure his presence was felt. The lockdown defensive back registered 2 interceptions and impressed teams at the 2022 CFL combine.  

 In the eighth round, 74th overall, Winnipeg selected Queen?s University fullback Konner Burtenshaw.

Burtenshaw (5-11, 215, Queen's University; born: January 4, 1996 in Amherstview, ON) joins the Blue Bombers after a five-year college career with the Golden Gaels. Burtenshaw was named to the 2017 OUA All-Rookie Team. He has shown throughout his college career that he has a knack for getting to the ball by leading his team in special team?s tackles. Burtenshaw also saw action on offence and found the endzone 3 times in 2021.  




 I look at this group and keep thinking the Bombers must think they have a shot at getting Dobson to TC, or they have something cooking with Desjarlais if he doesn't make the NFL. Ford mite be the best best athlete in the draft. But our OL right now looks a little thin compared to last year.
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