Blue Bombers agree to terms with Global defensive lineman Thiadric Hansen

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Blue In BC

Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 18, 2022, 09:01:17 PM
Hansen is good on the Cheetah set.  Even more important now with Kongbo gone.

I've found Mack to be pretty good (as depth), and I'm not sure we need Hansen right now, but if he fills up the "freebie" GLOB roster spot then what do we have to lose?  And having depth after Mack is a good thing.

So, do we cut one of our other GLOBs now to make space?  Is there a "GLOB PR"?


The PR was expanded by 2 from 10 to 12 in order to have space for Global development players. We had two but activated a 2nd one this week due to injuries at LB. I'm guessing Hansen could be activated for this week and we might drop our 2nd import DE ( Wilcots ) as depth. Hansen adds that extra rotation at DE and doesn't take up a DI spot.

That might allow a different player to be added, possibly even the import RB to give him a few reps if we struggle with the run game.
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Great news that he's back. The Bombers special teams just got a whole lot better.

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Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 18, 2022, 09:01:17 PM
Hansen is good on the Cheetah set. 

Have you acquired a copy of the playbook? lol  8) 1st time I've heard that term used in reference to special teams, it fits.
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Quote from: Blue In BC on June 19, 2022, 02:31:01 PM
The PR was expanded by 2 from 10 to 12 in order to have space for Global development players. We had two but activated a 2nd one this week due to injuries at LB. I'm guessing Hansen could be activated for this week and we might drop our 2nd import DE ( Wilcots ) as depth. Hansen adds that extra rotation at DE and doesn't take up a DI spot.

That might allow a different player to be added, possibly even the import RB to give him a few reps if we struggle with the run game.

It would be awesome to see McCrae get some touches. Now is a good time to find out if he could be the guy. With Alexander out, we've been playing with an extra national anyway. I bet he would fit into a Demski-like role very well!

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Quote from: Norm W on June 20, 2022, 02:25:10 PM
Have you acquired a copy of the playbook? lol  8) 1st time I've heard that term used in reference to special teams, it fits.

Cheetah is when you put in 4 DE's for a dline, and you have nothing but fast pass rushing guys... hence "Cheetah" = fast.  Last year, with Kongbo, Hansen and the Jeff's, it was pretty effective...
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Quote from: LXTSN on June 20, 2022, 02:31:56 PM
It would be awesome to see McCrae get some touches. Now is a good time to find out if he could be the guy. With Alexander out, we've been playing with an extra national anyway. I bet he would fit into a Demski-like role very well!

Yeah I wouldn't be completely surprised if that was an option this week. OTOH it's a little early to put the shadow of doubt into our Canadian RB's heads.

First question is what is the status of our OL injuries and does that require a 3rd import OL for this week?

IMO if Hansen is back on the game day roster we may switch out one of the imports that played this week or possibly next week.

Realistically an import RB is going to be a difficult player to get onto the roster even as a DI. He might be a candidate if Grant gets nicked and if he is  good returner or possible receiver rotation player. We haven't seen enough of him to really know what he's capable of quite yet.
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Quote from: Norm W on June 20, 2022, 02:25:10 PM
Have you acquired a copy of the playbook? lol  8) 1st time I've heard that term used in reference to special teams, it fits.

Thats our 4 DE set...and is very effective

Hansen is a big signing as he took regulkar roratuon, and isnt just a token global filling a sweater, when he is on the filed he has to be accounted for, and a lot of times takes 2 lineman to handle him....he freees up a lot of space, and if you go back and watch last year, when he is on field...things happen for the defense....also...he prob one of the best ST guys in the league

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Quote from: booch on June 20, 2022, 04:16:15 PM
Thats our 4 DE set...and is very effective

Hansen is a big signing as he took regulkar roratuon, and isnt just a token global filling a sweater, when he is on the filed he has to be accounted for, and a lot of times takes 2 lineman to handle him....he freees up a lot of space, and if you go back and watch last year, when he is on field...things happen for the defense....also...he prob one of the best ST guys in the league

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TecnoGenius

Quote from: Norm W on June 20, 2022, 02:25:10 PM
Have you acquired a copy of the playbook? lol  8) 1st time I've heard that term used in reference to special teams, it fits.

You need to watch the WPG games as many times as I do... they've said it so many times and it's caught on the parabolic mic, it's not even funny.  Usually Willie calling it to the DL.

Watch the '19 playoffs again, especially the GC.  Pay attention to the time when nothing's happening between plays.  You'll hear it!  Same with '21, but not as much.

I think I'm up to 50 rewatches on the '19 GC now.  For a while it was all I watched.  Then I memorized every play, so now it's not as much fun.  Yes, I'm weird.  Yes, I'll watch it again one day soon.

I have no doubt they still call that set "cheetah".  However, we haven't had any chance (nor players?) to play it yet this season.  Maybe with Hansen back we can start doing it, but who's the 4th?  Mack?  Mack's a nice size to play DT (too) but not sure he's fast.  We'll need to field NAT at FS to make the ratio still work with all-IMP/GLOB DL x4 (because sans Kongbo).
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