Mike O'Shea / Walters has let this team/fans down

Started by boscoe, June 07, 2024, 05:39:38 AM

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BomberFan73

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on June 07, 2024, 01:50:46 PMIt's one game. Granted it was a lousy performance but it's still one game.

What a silly, pointless thread.

Agree.  We'll know more about this team during the next few weeks.
Panicking now is a little over the top.

bluengold204

Quote from: Blue In BC on June 07, 2024, 12:45:35 PMI didn't realize that the balls are chipped in 2024 and all the kickers hate them. It's impacting accuracy according to Castillo.

Tbh that just sounds like an excuse for being a terrible athlete

Blue In BC

Quote from: bluengold204 on June 07, 2024, 02:54:26 PMTbh that just sounds like an excuse for being a terrible athlete

The article stated the USFL did the same thing in 2021 and eliminated them after 2 games due to same issues.

It also said all CFL kickers have complained. Whether that is entirely accurate I don't know. The Als kicker also missed a convert, so he had issues as well.

Is it impacting punting placement as well? Watching a few more games and we'll see what's what.

Castillo has been very consistent in his career. I'd take his opinion as valid.
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BomberFan73

I think kickers are very particular, and even a slightest change in the ball would affect how they think about kicking it.

Sir Blue and Gold

I don't really understand what kind of data they are getting from the chips on a field goal anyway? The technology has existed for a ton of years to determine how far a kick would sail or how far it would have been good from without using a chip. Velocity? Force? Like what is it? And why would anyone care?


Waffler

I would love to get a look at the chip, see how heavy and big it is. Where in the ball they place it? They say beside the laces which is odd because it would throw off the balance. This is why pitchers have been putting "foreign substance" on the ball since the sport began, it doesn't take much to make an otherwise balanced ball move.
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Okay. I googled. the one the NFL uses is 3.3 grams and is the size of a nickel.
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kkc60

I think it's early, but going into this season the holes on this team were mostly clear: Receiver (Baileys spot), Corner, Returner, Tackle and DL. Of those spots, only tackle and DL appear to have some sort of answer. Ford got beat up on, Mitchell struggled returning punts, Wilson didn't do much of anything. Not a great look when holes the team has had all offseason don't really appear to be adequately filled

blue_gold_84

Quote from: bluengold204 on June 07, 2024, 02:54:26 PMTbh that just sounds like an excuse for being a terrible athlete

Yeah, that Sergio Castillo is quite the terrible athlete.

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Quote from: blue_gold_84 on June 07, 2024, 01:50:46 PMIt's one game. Granted it was a lousy performance but it's still one game.

What a silly, pointless thread.

Yeah sort of have to agree - let's see how the season progresses. No need to jump off the bridge just yet. Maybe at the half way mark if we have not see any improvement then might take a walk to the Louise Bridge (is it still there)? ;D

bwiser

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on June 07, 2024, 01:50:46 PMIt's one game. Granted it was a lousy performance but it's still one game.

What a silly, pointless thread.
I agree. Its easy to over react to a poor performance like the one last night but no pre season work and losing Lawler early didn't help. If we see another poor performance against Ottawa then we have something to worry about.

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The Alouettes were quite simply much better prepared to play Thursday evening than were the Blue Bombers. Case closed. This of course was very curious since anyone would have thought the Blue Bombers had all the motivation they needed to get revenge after last year's heartbreaking loss in the Grey Cup Game.

But the Bombers now have a week to get ready for their next outing. They better be ready.

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CrazyCanuck89

Quote from: kkc60 on June 07, 2024, 04:14:42 PMI think it's early, but going into this season the holes on this team were mostly clear: Receiver (Baileys spot), Corner, Returner, Tackle and DL. Of those spots, only tackle and DL appear to have some sort of answer. Ford got beat up on, Mitchell struggled returning punts, Wilson didn't do much of anything. Not a great look when holes the team has had all offseason don't really appear to be adequately filled

You can't really call CB a hole yet.  Ford was in his second start and the other guy is a rookie.

blue_or_die

Can we trash this thread and raise it after ~5 games if it keeps going the same way?

Zero argument from me that the game was TERRIBLE and our preseason plan was really poor (playing new guys lots is great; not giving your vet starters a chance to gel and shake the rust off is a bad idea and ignores a big part of the reason we have preseason games), but at the end of the day it was one game, consisted of a ton of new guys, a bunch of key starters in the tub, two rookie coordinators, and a computer chip in the football.

Terrible, horrible game, but a single game nonetheless. If we fail to shake the rust off and play like we are used to, we can flush this and move on. If we don't, then we can break out the pitchforks. But this regime has earned a mulligan or five.
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