Started by KINGCHARLES, November 21, 2022, 11:11:37 PM
Quote from: Pete on November 26, 2022, 12:47:00 AMOur culture doesn't seem to mean we attract free agents. Last year we got Ellingson only after we were turned down again by Burnam. We were also looking for a quality db and only we're able to sign glass later in free agency. I do believe it helps in retaining playersAs always it comes down to money.
Quote from: Jesse on November 25, 2022, 03:58:04 PMProbably one FA signing and one rookie - just like this past year.
Quote from: the paw on November 26, 2022, 02:42:18 AMThis makes sense.I looked at all the potential receivers going to free agency (recognizing that many of them will re-sign with their respective teams. I ruled out guys who were in the twilight of their career (Burnham, Arceneaux, Darvin Adams, etc.). Then I weeded out guys who have zero chance of making it to free agency (Tim White, Dunbar, Eugene Lewis, Begelton, etc.). I then ruled out guys who I wouldn't want here (Duke Williams, Shaq Evans, Kamar Jorden, etc.)Of what was left, I could see see 4 names that might possibly shake loose in free agency, could produce at a level comparable to Ellingson, and would not break the bank. 1. Kenny Lawler - He may want out of Edmonton after this year, and after the injury will not command the same crazy pricing. Jones will try to reduce his salary for sure, and if he has to move, he may entertain the possibility of returning here.2. Reggie White - I think the Als will sign Lewis, and they will give Philpott a greater role in the offence. if they also keep Weineke they may choose to keep Cole Speiker rather than hang on to Lewis.3. Jake Weineke - same as above, but Touchdown Jake didn't find the end zone too often this year, they may keep White and allow Jake to hit the market.4. Davarius Daniels - Gittens is going to continue to be the man in the Big Smoke. If the Argos splash out big dollars for Bo Levi, they may want to save a little money here and keep Cam Phillips and Ambles over Daniels.None of these options is super likely, but I think these are the kind of guys we would be on the lookout for.
Quote from: Jesse on November 26, 2022, 02:34:34 PMI am expecting Schoen to return at some point - though he's the type of person who seems to fins a way.Lawler is still going to command big money. He had multiple ridiculous offers last year and will get them again. It's up to him whether he wants to take the highest amount possible or come back into the fold. But we'll be offering 100k less than other offers, at least. Daniels is probably playing with Bo next season - wherever that may be. White and Weineke are interesting. White is in a position where he might break out and outperform his next contract.
Quote from: the paw on November 26, 2022, 03:01:10 PMI think Schoen's situation is comparable to Zylstra. He had great production in the CFL and is young. I think that he will find a way to stick, at least on a PR. He may end up back in the CFL, but I don't think it will be in 2023.I think Lawler's last contract was a bit of a perfect storm. Jones was desperate for a long, tall receiver, and he was coming into camp with no starting QB on his SMS. BC had Rourke on a ridiculously cheap contract, which gave them unusual latitude in the cap. These two bidding each other up got to Lawler's unsustainable $300k. I would say that now that the Elks have signed Cornelius to a longer term deal and Jones has (or should) realize he has other holes to fill on his roster, his offer to Lawler will be more in the $200k range. As for BC, I am assuming Rourke goes to the NFL, and that BC will have to spend a normal amount on QBs this year. Plus, almost their entire offensive line are coming up for contracts. They also don't really have a need with the dominance of Rhymes and the emergence of Hatcher. $200k may still be too pricey for the Bombers, but I think Lawler will end up in that vicinity. I could be wrong though....
Quote from: Pete on November 26, 2022, 05:00:46 PMAnother free agent wide reciever i think would be worth a look is Derel Walker. His lack of production last year may be partialy due to the team he was on.
Quote from: Blue In BC on November 26, 2022, 05:07:11 PMHe's another of the receivers that may be in the top 3 - 4 best paid receivers. Talent yes but might not be affordable. Would certainly not be opposed to speaking with his agent if he reaches free agency.
Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on November 26, 2022, 05:49:36 PMDo not forget Schoen already tried making the NFL and failed. Do not know how many teams tried him out but he could not even scratch the surface down there.
Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on November 26, 2022, 05:15:42 PMI'm not convinced he's the type of team first guy the Bombers are looking for.....yes he has ability but not sure he fits in with the FIFO culture of the team? I could be wrong about that as it's only my impression of him