Started by Lincoln Locomotive, January 11, 2024, 08:14:10 AM
Quote from: Blue72 on January 12, 2024, 06:19:05 PMWhat did Toronto pay Harris last year and maybe they will be looking for Nat replacement
Quote from: Blue In BC on January 12, 2024, 04:15:22 PMThe bigger question is how long or how seriously does Oliveria try to land an NFL offer of some sort. If he waits too long the money might need to be spent elsewhere. Walters has already mentioned the " delay " in re-signing others tied to Oliveria and Schoen.What that timeline is, is not clear to us fans. Just a guess but by the end of next week?The conversations the team has with the players might dictate when to move forward.For example: If one or both players suggest they won't sign a deal in the CFL until June while exploring NFL options, then we need to move forward. Essentially the teams needs to understand their position taken.If OTOH, they want to see what other offers are available in the open window the CBA allows other teams to make offers, that's something different.That said, I don't think we can hold off that long and leave 25 other potential free agents hanging in the wind.
Quote from: theaardvark on January 12, 2024, 08:15:04 PMThe question is, has BO20 had any interest from the NFL? We haven't seen a tryout yet...
Quote from: Blue In BC on January 12, 2024, 08:38:21 PMHe hasn't but that doesn't mean he hopes for one to happen. Look at the example of Tyrell Ford who spent the entire season waiting for another look.
Quote from: Jesse on January 12, 2024, 12:26:33 AMIt feels like you haven't been following along with this, Techno.
Quote from: Jesse on January 12, 2024, 12:26:33 AMHarris made 165k(ish) when he was here. That is the highest rate for a CFL running-back. Stanback made the same this year, as Pete points out above me.
Quote from: Jesse on January 12, 2024, 12:26:33 AMIf we could sign Brady for that, we wouldn't be talking about this, Walters would be running towards him right now with a contract ready. Brady has made comments that he wants to "reset the RB market". Likely meaning that he wants a contract comparable to the new Receiver salaries that are 300k+.
Quote from: dd on January 13, 2024, 01:44:15 AMCarey with our offensive line and blocking receivers and game plan would absolutely light up the league like no ones business. We d need to start a NAT somewhere else, but shows if BO signed elsewhere, life would go on and arguably be better
Quote from: TecnoGenius on January 13, 2024, 12:03:34 AMYou would be correct... I'm behind on about half the threads, but not this one. Sorry, I'll read the others and catch up soon. Too busy being a dad at Christmas, and having to run off to Portland over new years.I remember the whisper numbers for AH33's top earning years to be $200-$225. Maybe he took restructuring / hometown discounts after that. I think $165 as his top earnings here is way too low.Brady will be coming back down to earth real fast if he thinks a NAT RB is going to get $300. No team will offer that. The run game is as much the OL and blockers and OC as it is the RB. If do-nothing AH33 is getting $160 for his time in TOR, however, surely Brady is worth around $200, which is what I said in the first place. And I'm sure we can afford that. If we'd rather pay $175, why mess around and lose Brady because another team will pay $200? It's silly. His best fit is here, so make it happen.
Quote from: theaardvark on January 12, 2024, 08:44:52 PMIts one thing to have worked out for a number of clubs and then wait for an opportunity from that, its a complete different story when they aren't even letting you work out for them the first time.