Started by VictorRomano, February 06, 2024, 08:08:03 PM
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.