Started by VictorRomano, February 06, 2024, 08:08:03 PM
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 06, 2024, 08:10:19 PMLove this news. Makes me wonder what discount, if any, he took to stay here.Happy Tuesday, Bomber fans!
Quote from: theaardvark on February 06, 2024, 08:12:12 PMReported at 1 yr, $230k...
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 06, 2024, 09:31:48 PMQuite unbelievable, I would estimate Schoen left $30-$50k sitting on the table.
Quote from: KINGCHARLES on February 06, 2024, 10:15:26 PMTeam player?
Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on February 07, 2024, 12:21:59 PMour offence so far is intact other than signing Bailey who took a a pay cut to stay last season. Not sure it will happen again though....and replacing Hardrick even if his play was declining somewhat is still a tall order.
Quote from: Jesse on February 07, 2024, 01:13:26 PMOur OL is down 2 starters right now.
Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on February 07, 2024, 01:46:36 PMYes....it all starts with the O-line....it was inevitable that something had to give if we ended up signing either Brady or Dalton....or both. Brady pretty much doubled his salary and Dalton is up 160K from his ELC contract. Factor those numbers and the math is pretty simple and I'm wondering if Brady's production will be down from last season behind a very good run offensive line and scheme?
Quote from: LXTSN on February 07, 2024, 02:27:53 PMIt should be easy enough to replace Gray if he were to leave, but replacing a solid right tackle will be tough. I think we put a lot of coaching into turning Richardson into a long term tackle but he retired.Could Eli play tackle? He seems to be quicker than our other options right now. Would we be better off starting Ivy and bringing Eli off the bench to save a DI? (I'm still not great with the ratio game lol)
Quote from: theaardvark on February 07, 2024, 03:29:11 PMI have no issue with a rookie RT. Far better a rookie American RT than a converted NAT moving out there. In game injury replacement, Neufeld/Gray/Eli are fine. But as a full time starter, I can't see us not being able to find an adequate American RT through scouting. With the rest of the Oline having worked as a unit for years, Collaros just has to start rolling left...
Quote from: KINGCHARLES on February 07, 2024, 06:23:17 PMJust watch Bailey go to the Riders too YUCK....I'm surprised he hasn't been offered a deal by anyone yet. He might be the overall most underrated depth WR in the entire CFL. He may be the top run blocking WR in the CFL. Anyone that wants to bolster their downfield run blocking would be extremely wise to pick him up. Best fits for him are a team that wants to try and emulate our offensive success over the last 6 years.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 08, 2024, 03:47:48 PMLawler absolutely has (and has had) excellent chemistry with Collaros. He's just a different type of receiver compared to Schoen.Paying a bit of a premium to keep the latter is the cost of doing business. The offense is going to be top tier once again.
Quote from: theaardvark on February 08, 2024, 05:25:38 PMSchoen definitely did not come at a premium to what his worth is in the league. If anything, we got a steal, for this player, in this market, at this stage of his career.That said, can we afford 3 high paid WR's? Even if they are some of the best in the league and one is a NAT? Certainly makes Walters job a lot harder...Lawler kinda gives an assist to this signing. Hard to afford both of them, but I do not doubt Kenny told Dalton about greener grass, and how good he has it here, with an oline protecting a QB that can feed him the ball. And a room filled with brothers.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 08, 2024, 05:53:48 PMLawler has not played more than 13 games in any of the last 3 years, whereas Schoen has only missed 2 games in 2 seasons. If Lawler wants to maintain his pay advantage he needs to participate in more games than he has.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 08, 2024, 06:27:10 PMHe didn't play more than 13 games in 2021 because of the shortened season due to the pandemic. For all intents and purposes, he played a full season that year.He was suspended last season under pretty extenuating circumstances, so I'm not sure if that's a reasonable criticism to level at him for "missing" games.Up to this point, I think it's fair to say Lawler has been worth every penny the WFC has paid him.
Quote from: Jesse on February 08, 2024, 08:12:37 PMHe makes a lot of money for a guy who has never been able to be a league leader in yards/TDs.We can list the excuses, but he needs to put together a full season if he wants to keep that pay check.
Quote from: theaardvark on February 08, 2024, 05:25:38 PM...Kenny told Dalton about greener grass, and how good he has it here, with an 4/5ths of an oline protecting a QB that can feed him the ball. And a room filled with brothers.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 08, 2024, 06:27:10 PMUp to this point, I think it's fair to say Lawler has been worth every penny the WFC has paid him.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 09, 2024, 12:37:21 AMDalton Schoen press conference.https://www.bluebombers.com/2024/02/08/dalton-schoen-february-8-2024/
Quote from: TecnoGenius on February 09, 2024, 03:54:44 AMTo me it's all about the post-season puzzle pieces. We brought him back to push us over the hump we couldn't clear when losing the '22 GC. We just needed that extra gravy on O to get the cup.By that yardstick, Kenny was a failure. We have no cup. Ya, Kenny made a couple of great grabs and got decent yardage. But to be honest, the mostly no-name (before 2023) receivers for MTL looked better.Kenny makes that underthrown grab in the EZ for the TD (like Mack and the other MTL R's did all night with Cody's underthrows) and it may have been different.So like $300k spent and no cup. Disappointing.Before you all jump: I'm not saying the loss is all on (or even mostly on) Kenny. Just saying he was 1 of 2 big pieces brought in to win it (the other being Castillo). As such I expected more.Edit: I look at it like this. Remember Geroy Simon in (I think) 2013, when he was brought into SSK just to win the cup, and paid a ton of $$ to do so. Ya so he gets the game-sealing/dagger TD (can't recall what else he did though). Kenny was our Geroy. Didn't succeed like Geroy.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 09, 2024, 01:33:31 PMHe led the league in receiving yards and finished third in TDs in 2021. That was, for all intents and purposes, a full season where only 13 games were played.Despite the legal troubles last season, he still put up 901 yards and 6 TDs in 12 games.This upcoming season should be his best opportunity since breaking out to show he's worth the money and I see no reason to doubt him at this point.
Quote from: theaardvark on February 09, 2024, 05:19:36 PMYou don't pay Lawler to gring out yards. You pay him to make spectacular catches on 50/50 balls. And gain yards. He stretches the field, and he opens up other receivers. He is a threat no matter what the field position or game circumstance.And when he makes that big play, its usually a momentum changer.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 09, 2024, 05:44:52 PMIMO throwing 50/50 balls and relying on "spectacular" catches is lazy football and a losing strategy...
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 09, 2024, 01:33:31 PMThis upcoming season should be his best opportunity since breaking out to show he's worth the money and I see no reason to doubt him at this point.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 09, 2024, 05:44:52 PMIMO throwing 50/50 balls and relying on "spectacular" catches is lazy football and a losing strategy, it usually means the QB is throwing up a hope and a prayer (Fajardo specialty) that his guy comes down with the ball. I would rather have an offence that moves the ball downfield in a methodical secure manner than frequently gambling on higher risk plays because it's quicker and takes less work to get to the endzone.
Quote from: Pete on February 09, 2024, 06:36:12 PM(its too bad they don't count interference calls drawn and the yardage gained because Lawler is so good at that.)