Started by The Zipp, February 05, 2024, 06:40:46 PM
Quote from: kkc60 on February 05, 2024, 07:43:22 PMit'll be interesting to see whether we made the right choice in keeping Bryant over him. With that being said, I am sure Hardrick commanded more than Bryant
Quote from: theaardvark on February 05, 2024, 09:52:24 PMDidn't realize that Hardrick is 4 years younger than Bryant... I thought they were the same age for some reason...No reporting on what Big Stan re-signed for... have to wonder what it was...
Quote from: TecnoGenius on February 06, 2024, 12:06:02 AMThis leaves a massive gaping and nasty hole in our OL. We have a big problem right now. Richmond isn't anywhere near Yoshi level; everything we've seen so far indicates he's not a starter.I think it's more likely we put Neufeld or Gray at RT. Assuming we re-sign Gray. But we don't need the ratio help... *unless* we are forced IMP for RB.The only other option is we make a shrewd mid-priced FA IMP acquisition, like we did when we originally snatched up Yosh and Stan.Hoping a TC scouting find will be the magic puzzle piece is a pipe dream. The odds of that are astronomical. The best we've done in 3 seasons of scouting is Richmond. Too bad we let McGloster walk, as he's now a pretty good, GC-winning RT...If left with no options, let's look at Landon Rice, RT, FA from MTL, MB boy. He'd probably like to play at home in his alma mater, at a discount. He's nearing retirement, and he is serviceable. His team did vastly improve when they started McGloster at RT, though. But he might do a better job than thrusting Gray or Neufeld or a substandard IMP onto the end.I really hope KW was already planning around this or we'll be in deep doo-doo come week 1.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 06, 2024, 12:31:01 AMI think Walters saw this coming and already has it figured out, the tell was re-signing Kola at C, they'll move Eli to LG, and Gray (if re-signed) moves to RT. Neufeld has played there a few times but doesn't have adequate mobility on the edge, so leave him at RG. If they can't resign Gray, they could always bring back Eric Lofton who played LT for Sask. last season, but was on the Bomber PR in 2022 and played one game at RT in place of Yoshi, he'd be a cheap replacement. Whether they go 3 or 4 Natls. on the O-line may be determined by Brady's fate.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 05, 2024, 08:00:28 PMFarhan reporting Hardrick's 2 year deal will pay him 230.5k in each season. 120k signing bonus.I think for that amount, they could have signed Brady.
Quote from: kkc60 on February 06, 2024, 03:03:19 PMI disagree. They would not have kept Richmond all these years if they did not see some sort of potential with him. Whether he's good enough or not, I really don't think we can make that assessment until he gets more consistent playing time