Started by The Zipp, June 26, 2022, 02:22:39 AM
Quote from: The Zipp on June 26, 2022, 02:36:38 AMWow. Impressive throws by Rourke...
Quote from: dd on June 26, 2022, 03:03:35 AMRourke is the real deal for sure and is putting some roar back in the Lions.First time I ve seen Harris in action, and ya, meh at best. He ain?t the Andrew Harris of old, he just looks old and slow.
Quote from: bludan on June 26, 2022, 03:16:46 AMReally? His first few plays made me miss him. The way he fights for the extra yards and the spin move. We've not seen that with our young guys yet this year.
Quote from: Pigskin on June 26, 2022, 03:24:51 AMAh33, 5 carries, 6 yards. Not getting much blocking.
Quote from: PurpleReign on June 26, 2022, 04:45:18 AMBeen a great night, great to see my friend Nathan Rourke light it up again, and breaking the Canadian passing record. One of the nicest kid you would ever meet. Nice to see my other friend Dave Mackie originally from Western have a very good game.
Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on June 26, 2022, 06:42:55 AMVery impressive start for the Canadian rookie QB! All time passing yardage record for a Canadian QB. He was 39 for 45 with 4 TDs! That's off the charts! Is TO that bad or is BC that good?
Quote from: BLUEBOMBER on June 26, 2022, 08:31:45 AMNear the end of the game, TSN showed McLeod Thompson and Harris on the sidelines. They both look like two grouchy old men. I wonder if Harris regretted going to the Argos yet.
Quote from: Sec223 on June 26, 2022, 11:43:26 AMArgos should cut him at the end of August to save some cash. Bombers sign him for cheap to finish his career as a Bomber and a 3 peat
Quote from: dd on June 26, 2022, 01:13:48 PMArgos are in trouble, worst team in the east and the league by far. Harris an absolute non factor in the game.
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 03:43:59 PMCanadian QB comments aside, Rourke has been very impressive regardless of his nationality. He has a very good skill set and is reading defences very well this early in his career. I can't think of many QB's making their 2nd start as the # 1QB throwing for over 400 yards.His OL has given him time to make his progressions, but I don't think their OL is as good as it has looked. If they struggle against better front 7's we'll see how Rourke does under pressure. So far his athleticism has prevailed and it may continue even under better pressure. It's a small sample size and other new QB's starting for their teams have looked good but not so much as more games have been played: Arbuckle and Evans to name a couple.Will Rourke be the next to struggle after a few more games or will he be the next Dickerson?QB's have long development curves and there will be ups and downs. Dunigan mentioned it took him 8 years to feel comfortable and be able to " see " the field. I do wonder how 8 teams decided to not draft Rourke and how he didn't get picked until the 2nd round? Amazing.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 26, 2022, 04:03:42 PMNot so unusual, the supply of QB's has always come from the US, drafting a Cdn. QB is fairly rare, especially in the early rounds. Good thing someone in BC saw his potential and took a flyer on him. Question is, who is the genius behind BC's resurgence? I'm guessing it's not Rick Campbell. I don't know how up to date the Lions website is as it still mentions Ed Hervey as the GM but it looks like Neil McEvoy and Ryan Rigmaiden are probably the architects.
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 04:32:13 PMI don't know exactly how much Rourke is earning. However when your starting QB is earning less than $200K ( as an example ) it allows a team to spend more freely elsewhere in free agency. In that sense it's not rocket science as far as a rebuilding tool.Of course it doesn't always work out that way or teams wouldn't pay top QB's $400K- $550K.Rourke could be a franchise QB for the Lions for a decade or could leave for another team if he reaches free agency. Ask me in a decade. I hope he becomes a hall of fame QB in Vancouver and doesn't hope from team to team.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 26, 2022, 05:31:38 PMIt would be a killer for the Lions if the NFL snapped him up next season and he wastes 3-4 years of his young career hopping about between various PR lists. The NFL is a giant meat grinder, so many players fed in end up with no meaningful action, achievements, or careers. I wonder when Strev. will finally realize this.
Quote from: Pigskin on June 26, 2022, 05:48:35 PMOh the NFL will snap him up next year.
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 06:12:43 PMPosters probably said that about Arbuckle and Evans too. NFL has never shown much interest in QB's from Canada. Streveler was more of a unique mix of talents but not what you'd call a starting QB. He's bounced around and made some money but currently a free agent.Frankly I'll be surprised if Rourke ends up in the NFL in 2023. A new team in the CFL maybe but the Lions will offer him more money if he continues to do well.
Quote from: dd on June 26, 2022, 06:27:25 PMStrev has made more money in his time on the PR in 2 years than he would have made in a career in the cfl, he?s too busy planning what he?s going to do after football/ retirement life. He s never coming back to the cfl, why would he?? Risk injury for chump change!?! Not likely
Quote from: Pigskin on June 26, 2022, 07:23:58 PMRourke has the size and all the tools the NFL likes. Very good arm, quick release, runs very well, and he makes good decisions with the ball.
Quote from: dd on June 26, 2022, 08:39:29 PMOh the Argos have a problem alright. MBT is a headcase and isn?t going to last there
Quote from: gobombersgo on June 26, 2022, 10:33:23 PMThis is the same guy who got into an altercation with a TSN camera man last December. Guy has anger issues.
Quote from: Pigskin on June 27, 2022, 04:48:03 AMAH33: 3.9 yard rushing avg. longest 11 yards. 1 fumble, 0 TD's. Receiving 2/19 yards, 11 longest. 35 years old. BO20: 3.7 yard rushing Avg. longest 10 yards. 0 fumbles, 1 TD. Receiving 1/9 yards. 24 years old. Numbers are very close.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 27, 2022, 04:57:01 AMLike the other guy said, we're not talking the numbers. We're talking the ability to shed 2-4 tacklers and make something out of nothing. AH had a great example of that in the last game. There's one run he was caught in backfield and got 9-10 yards anyways, shedding tacklers the whole way. Basically what we know AH can do.And that good gain where he spin-moved the D to get another 7 or so yards.BO simply doesn't do that; not yeat anyway. He's even said "I don't spin" (paraphrasing).
Quote from: Pigskin on June 27, 2022, 05:01:27 AM Your man love for AH is cute.
Quote from: bluebeard on June 26, 2022, 07:34:57 PMAs far as I know, Rourke is making the basic low end entry salary. That is one reason BC could pick up and pay good players. Next season will be a different story and the Lions will have to pay him much more. Now the SMS will make keeping other high end players questionable.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 27, 2022, 02:48:37 PMRourke will earn much more on his next contract, instead of employing 4 high-end vet. receivers the Lions will have to drop back to 2 or 3 and find a couple of middle of the road possession receivers or rookies as replacements. Not a big deal and not unlike what every other CFL team faces on almost a yearly basis. A receiver like Wolitarsky could fit in well on almost any team and wouldn't be a liability. Speaking of which Petermann is currently listed on their roster as a backup to Cottoy.Rourke being Natl. also allows the Lions to employ 3 imports on the O-line which helps resolve a problem area they've had for many years.
Quote from: Pigskin on June 27, 2022, 08:48:50 PMI can see Rourke leaving BC to go to Edmonton. Home town boy loves playing in front of his family. Then there's the Jones factor.
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 27, 2022, 04:57:13 PMIf he continues to do well and hits free agency we could see the Elks make an offer he can't refuse. If they have a bad season and Arbuckle is a wash out they will need to find a better QB.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 27, 2022, 08:55:45 PMThat would be terrible for the league, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happened. The Elks already have 3 young QB's on the roster including Cornelius backing up Arbuckle, surely Jones can find a decent solution in house.
Quote from: Pigskin on June 27, 2022, 09:39:20 PMI am wondering what Lawler is thinking right now? Or is he just counting his money.
Quote from: PurpleReign on June 26, 2022, 01:24:07 PMI would cut his butt as a coach. You can't have inmates running the team. That was just ridiculous and he looked like a fool.