Off-Season Other Teams News

Started by Throw Long Bannatyne, December 05, 2023, 06:20:36 PM

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Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 05, 2024, 05:31:29 AM
Wow, BLM took quite the cut to stay in Hamilton, that's aprox. half what he signed for last season, his original deal was 3 years for $1.62 million.

I don't think he's better than Taylor Powell.

He's hardly better than a vet presence on the bench these days. I guess we'll see what TC brings in the hammer.
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There is quite a bit of teams re-thinking their QB situations. Evans retiring, Cornelius being released, BLM re-negotiating to stay in Hamilton. I think Arbuckle, Davis and Harris might yet see the shoe drop soon especially if they have off season bonus's due soon.

It's musical chair time.
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The first dead money in this new CBA, I believe.

Wonder where Cornelius will end up in a depth role? Winnipeg, perhaps?
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Hearing the #Elks are releasing QB Taylor Cornelius. He will be owed 100k guaranteed for the coming season. @SportsCentre

I could see Cornelius signed as a back up in a few places especially if he can handle 3rd down situations, Lions, Stamps, maybe even Wpg. depending on what happens with Brown.  He has a lot of athletic talent for a bigger guy.

bwiser

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 05, 2024, 03:38:56 PM
I could see Cornelius signed as a back up in a few places especially if he can handle 3rd down situations, Lions, Stamps, maybe even Wpg. depending on what happens with Brown.  He has a lot of athletic talent for a bigger guy.
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booch

Quote from: bwiser on January 05, 2024, 05:32:23 PM
Corneleus has all the tools but no toolbox!
More a case that he hasn't figured out how to use his tools the proper way....and from what I see it's moreso due to where he has been playing, and the lack of solid coaching around him....I can see the same with Ford there....in the proper environment, and with the right coaching he could actually develop into something well above average

Blueforlife

Quote from: booch on January 05, 2024, 05:46:17 PM
More a case that he hasn't figured out how to use his tools the proper way....and from what I see it's moreso due to where he has been playing, and the lack of solid coaching around him....I can see the same with Ford there....in the proper environment, and with the right coaching he could actually develop into something well above average
Agree both still have some time to shine and have shown flashes

Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: booch on January 05, 2024, 05:46:17 PM
More a case that he hasn't figured out how to use his tools the proper way....and from what I see it's moreso due to where he has been playing, and the lack of solid coaching around him....I can see the same with Ford there....in the proper environment, and with the right coaching he could actually develop into something well above average

For most of last season the Elks employed Jarious Jackson as OC and QB coach after demoting Stephen McADoo early on, I believe Jackson has the reputation of being a half decent coach.

booch

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 06, 2024, 12:28:08 AM
For most of last season the Elks employed Jarious Jackson as OC and QB coach after demoting Stephen McADoo early on, I believe Jackson has the reputation of being a half decent coach.
yup....and for a stretch there after the switch...under Jarious Ford was putting up some good performances and actually saw growth....with a complete roster around him would have seen more too

Blueforlife

Quote from: booch on January 06, 2024, 12:39:17 AM
yup....and for a stretch there after the switch...under Jarious Ford was putting up some good performances and actually saw growth....with a complete roster around him would have seen more too
Agree Ford looks good, fun to watch

DM83

Wrong Ford can?t read defenses. Worse than Fajardo. Fords a one trick pony. He?ll be switched to receiver eventually.
Cornelius if he got a coach, might be decent, cheap,,and Ottawa and Sask need a starter.

BLM is done. Shoulder has no strength.

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Quote from: DM83 on January 08, 2024, 02:03:51 AM
Wrong Ford can?t read defenses. Worse than Fajardo. Fords a one trick pony. He?ll be switched to receiver eventually.
Cornelius if he got a coach, might be decent, cheap,,and Ottawa and Sask need a starter.

BLM is done. Shoulder has no strength.
Wrong! Ford uses his legs to extend plays and can throw. He had a 102 QB rating and threw for 2000+ yards in 10 games on a crappy team. I'd take him over Dru Brown any day. Cornelius threw for 1300+ yards in 9 games on the same team.

I agree that BLM is done.

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Quote from: TBURGESS on January 08, 2024, 03:05:27 PM
Wrong! Ford uses his legs to extend plays and can throw. He had a 102 QB rating and threw for 2000+ yards in 10 games on a crappy team. I'd take him over Dru Brown any day. Cornelius threw for 1300+ yards in 9 games on the same team.

I agree that BLM is done.



Ford seemed to get better as the year went on but I wouldn't put reading defenses anywhere near the top of his resume, yet. If he could, they wouldn't have signed Bethal-Thompson. Ford was such a good athlete that it didn't really matter a lot of the time. He struggled when teams could keep him in the pocket but teams couldn't keep him in the pocket very much and eventually everything breaks down and it's sandlot football because he buys himself so much time. That's probably not a winning formula for very long, but it will be effective in the short term when he can still out-athlete everyone.

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Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on January 08, 2024, 03:10:12 PM
Ford seemed to get better as the year went on but I wouldn't put reading defenses anywhere near the top of his resume, yet. If he could, they wouldn't have signed Bethal-Thompson. Ford was such a good athlete that it didn't really matter a lot of the time. He struggled when teams could keep him in the pocket but teams couldn't keep him in the pocket very much and eventually everything breaks down and it's sandlot football because he buys himself so much time. That's probably not a winning formula for very long, but it will be effective in the short term when he can still out-athlete everyone.
Reading defenses isn't high on any young QB's list (OK Rourke, but that's the only one I can think of). Being able to extend the play long enough to find an open receiver is huge for young QB's until the game slows down for them.
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3rd down reports that Austin Mack has been signed by the Falcons??

I thought it was still too early to actually sign CFL players. Unless of course the Als released him in order for that to happen immediately.

Big loss for the Als but congrats to Mack. He was a very exciting player to watch.
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