Started by theaardvark, May 06, 2022, 02:56:55 PM
Quote from: Pete on May 19, 2022, 06:08:34 PMWhile there is 8 canadian starters, 1 of which will be an nationalized american , so in effect you still have 7 canadian starters.For the other 3 nationalized americans according to dave naylor, the 49% of snaps may be cumalative over the season and not done on a game by game basis. It does look like you would have to utilize a veteran import in this role and one that is not needed as a full time player . It might mean less import rookies as DIAs far as putting a jeffcoat/jefferson in that role ,,then they could only play 49% of snaps.
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 19, 2022, 06:52:02 PMThat doesn't answer the question or resolve the problem, even if you use a 3rd year player that is / was a DI. So in 2023 we sit Bailey for half the game so we can let Grant get reps as the 8th starter?Or we do that with Bryant of Hardrick and Kolankowski plays half the snaps?A veteran import is starting and not generally sitting as a DI and he'd have to replace an import to be on the field in any case. We have to replace and actual import starter with a nationalized starter to qualify as the 8th Canadian starter. And he can only play half the reps.Cumulative snaps over the course of the season is even more of a nightmare.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on May 19, 2022, 07:03:26 PMMy best guess is that what will end up happening is the game will be exactly the same as it is now but teams will be able to replace/sub Canadians with the three Americans throughout the game who meet the criteria. The league isn't going to crunch numbers on snap counts for the rotation so as long as teams don't just flat out start an American and play him there all game no one will care or say anything.
Quote from: Pete on May 19, 2022, 07:15:32 PM the nationalized starter can play all the reps. So we can designate Byrant/Bighill?leffcoat in that role. The other 3 would be rotational ie Maston rotating with Rene. I don't believe you have to designate all three its only if its your advantage to do so.You wouldnt designate Bryant as one of the three as you want to play him more than 49% (at least thats what I read into it)
Quote from: ModAdmin on May 19, 2022, 03:37:06 PMThe CFL announced today it is rescheduling the pre-season game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers that had been planned for Monday, May 23 to a new date and time: Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. local/8:30 p.m. ET.
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 19, 2022, 07:23:17 PMLike DI's I think you do have to designate who they are. A nationalized starter CAN'T play all reps otherwise it would be easy. Bryant, Hardrick or Bighill.
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 19, 2022, 07:26:10 PMThat's mostly good news. A slight disadvantage in that the time after our last pre season game and our 1st regular season game is 4 days less. Coming out of TC having a few more days helps getting the timing down and play book installed. 4 more days of recovery from TC bumps and bruises also useful.Not the end of the world but I'm sure the extra 4 days would have been nice.We'll see more of the actual starters in what is now the 2nd game instead of the 1st game against our arch rival Regina. Might generate a few more folks out to the game.
Quote from: Pete on May 19, 2022, 07:33:23 PMDave Naylor@TSNDaveNaylor* Ratio Update* : 8 starting Canadians, 1 of whom is nationalized Canadian (vet American, at least 3 years same team, or *5* in league). 3 other nationalized Americans can play up to 49 per cent of all snaps on offence or defence.#CFL #CFLPA
Quote from: Pete on May 19, 2022, 07:33:23 PMDave Naylor@TSNDaveNaylor* Ratio Update* : 8 starting Canadians, 1 of whom is nationalized Canadian (vet American, at least 3 years same team, or *5* in league). 3 other nationalized Americans can play up to 49 per cent of all snaps on offence or defence.#CFL #CFLPASo the nationalized canadian could be Bryant, Hardrick or Bighill and play just like a canadian ie all reps
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 19, 2022, 08:50:55 PMNaylor is right. I don't like it and it makes understanding more complicated for many fans, me included. I don't the the point or any real advantage.
Quote from: theaardvark on May 19, 2022, 09:48:35 PMChanges to Nationalized players, DI's etc aren't until next year. In the meantime, all your questions are going to be answered.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on May 19, 2022, 09:49:24 PMMaybe it's a subtle/sneaky way to return teams like EDM to competitiveness? Teams that are weak on NAT talent due to poor past decisions are instantly stronger if they load up on vets IMPs. I can see C.Jones just drooling over the idea. CGY has also let a lot of NAT talent walk. This could help them, too.It won't help WPG much because our NAT base is so strong, at least on O.My guess is most FAKENATs (both types) will be used on O in most teams. You can still win games with your O "weak" half the game, but you cannot win games with your D "weak" for half a game (on average). As we well know, one weak cog on D and it's explosion city as O's exploit. You could really make hay with your used-to-be-superstar FAKENAT DIs on O at points in the game that really matter (last 2 mins, etc).When your "weak O" is out, just tell them not to turn the ball over and leave it to the D to keep them in the game until the powerplay crew come out.At the league level, this will encourage vet IMPs to stay with their team, encourage higher pay for them, and keep them in the league longer. All good things. On the downside, might this mean reduced salary for the mid-level NATs? Demski would be unaffected, but someone like Petermann or Augustine might be less attractive.