Argos vs Riders

Started by dd, July 05, 2024, 01:28:36 AM

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dd

Grant takes a punt back for a TD.....remember when he used to do that for us??

Pete

yeah but we needed the money to sign Thomas, Kramdl and Alexander

dd

Ya, go figure, wasn't chad Kelly the highest paid player in the game, yet the Argos found a way to sign both Bailey and grant away from us

Pete

to be fair it wasn't until Kelly was suspended that they found money to sign him, thats why they had let leake go

GOLDMEMBER

Rider OL gets Swiss cheesed
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Pete

Suitor finds a way to talk about what he wants regardless of whats happening on the field. This time its how great Oullette and Mcmanis are

GOLDMEMBER

Decent game to bad there is no one their to watch it.
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GOLDMEMBER

#7
Quote from: Pete on July 05, 2024, 01:49:06 AMSuitor finds a way to talk about what he wants regardless of whats happening on the field. This time its how great Oullette and Mcmanis are
I think he has gone senile. Rod Black bad. Does he know a game is even on?
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GOLDMEMBER

Dukes has nice touch on the run.
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Jesse

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 01:50:05 AMI think he has gone senile. Rod Black bad. Does he know a game is even on?

Ouellette is the most over-hyped player in the league (now that Kelly is suspended).
My wife is amazing!

Jesse

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 01:28:36 AMGrant takes a punt back for a TD.....remember when he used to do that for us??

I can come to terms with most players we let walk, but losing Grant really irks me.
My wife is amazing!

dd

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They're playing up the matchup of former teammates and roommates, MLB vs RB, I don't see the problem with that, they gotta create some interest some how in this game, you got 2 backup Qb s playing one another, that's not a good pitch

GOLDMEMBER

#12
It is Glens first Argos of the year. This has got to be noted while the game IS ON.  ::)
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Jesse

Man, the Argos love their former Bombers, eh?
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GOLDMEMBER

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GOLDMEMBER

Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 01:57:25 AMMan, the Argos love their former Bombers, eh?
no kidding. Ugh!
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GOLDMEMBER

Ben Franklin needs to catch that if he wants more Ben Franklins lol
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GOLDMEMBER

Patterson has a wet noodle for an arm.
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GOLDMEMBER

I really like what I am seeing from Dukes. Kid might just have it.

Tremendous feet and pocket awareness.
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Blueforlife

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Riders should have kept Fine.  Patterson has good pedigree and a future but too raw.  Disagree that he has a bad arm Goldie.  Needs time to develop.  Looks lost today as you would expect.

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 02:03:30 AMI really like what I am seeing from Dukes. Kid might just have it.

Tremendous feet and pocket awareness.
Future star

GOLDMEMBER

Alford sure likes to make lots of "business decisions" and fall to his knees when cornered.
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GOLDMEMBER

Hey Glen have another shot of Jamieson.
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GOLDMEMBER

Keeshawn Johnson with no Y  :D
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Blueforlife

Patterson throws a deep one on a rope

Pete

shafer baker just ran over the whole left side of argo d

GOLDMEMBER

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dd

Is it because we're struggling and 0-4 that we notice what our former players are doing or is it the football gods telling us we made some off season mistakes??

Blueforlife


dd

That was an impressive effort by KSB!!

Blueforlife

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 02:11:34 AMIs it because we're struggling and 0-4 that we notice what our former players are doing or is it the football gods telling us we made some off season mistakes??
1. The guys we lost are top players
2. Hurts more b/c rough start
3. Not a mistake, these were necessary businesses decisions
4. Hurts double because oline,  receiver and return game are all where we hurting

Wow Argos banged up on DL!

GOLDMEMBER

#30
Real shotty tackling by the Argos.
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Pete

Franklin gets my vote for worst tackle of the year on that td play

Blueforlife


GOLDMEMBER

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 02:11:34 AMIs it because we're struggling and 0-4 that we notice what our former players are doing or is it the football gods telling us we made some off season mistakes??
Do you sleep well at night? :D
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Pete

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 02:11:34 AMIs it because we're struggling and 0-4 that we notice what our former players are doing or is it the football gods telling us we made some off season mistakes??
its more an indicator of our weak scouting this year

dd

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 02:15:59 AMDo you sleep well at night? :D
I m sure I am sleeping a lot better than Coach OShea and management, I am sure they are feeling the heat

GOLDMEMBER

#36
UR SaSkbush who is coaching these guys? Dickenson  #2? :D
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GOLDMEMBER

Coxie is impressive
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GOLDMEMBER

Bush looking good. To bad there loyal fans don't care to buy a measly ticket.
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GOLDMEMBER

Do they have New York fries at the Princess?
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GOLDMEMBER

Great form tackle by Mr McManus.
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Blueforlife

Dukes doing what he can but needs to know when to hold em (popped on the run)

GOLDMEMBER

Lol off the bar Lauther. Lol
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GOLDMEMBER

Quote from: Blueforlife on July 05, 2024, 02:29:06 AMDukes doing what he can but needs to know when to hold em (popped on the run)
He is taking some real healthy shots. So is Suitor speaking of.
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Blueforlife

Nice try on that deep FG

Blueforlife

Young studs at QB doing ok!

TecnoGenius

Ya, I don't understand the weak crowd when they went 4-0 so far.  I'm sure they'll let you buy pro-rated ST's or whatever packs at this late juncture.

I guess Riderland got very very disillusioned last year, and once you miff those people enough, they tend to stay away.  It happened in WFC-land from 2012-2014.  I know so many STH who quit in disgust and they didn't even come back once we went on our winning roll.
Never go full Rider!

Blueforlife

Dukes will learn when to hold em but maybe not tonight

GOLDMEMBER

Quote from: TecnoGenius on July 05, 2024, 03:09:17 AMYa, I don't understand the weak crowd when they went 4-0 so far.  I'm sure they'll let you buy pro-rated ST's or whatever packs at this late juncture.

I guess Riderland got very very disillusioned last year, and once you miff those people enough, they tend to stay away.  It happened in WFC-land from 2012-2014.  I know so many STH who quit in disgust and they didn't even come back once we went on our winning roll.

those situations are not even comparable. Riders have had some success recently. They've made the playoffs and have had 500+ seasons, the Blue Bombers at that time were mired in loser coach after loser coach for what seemed like forever with zero hope.

So your saying Cryder fans are much more sensitive?
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Blueforlife

AJ O heating up, slow start to the year but a good back

GOLDMEMBER

Argo O is letting the team down. Turnovers killing them.
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GOLDMEMBER

TD da bush. There 5,000 fans witness this live. Congratulations!
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Blueforlife

Nice scramble I'll eat crow, he is more than Fine lol

Blueforlife

Cool way Carey held the ball there on the run

Blueforlife


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Blueforlife

88 clutch x2

Dukes money

dd

Who else would get the 2 pt convert but Bailey!!

Blueforlife


Blueforlife

Dukes giving this game away after some good looks at times (some bad luck too)

dd

Make me sick!! The only way the riders can win is if their defense scores them points, that's 14 for their defense. Dang it!!

55StickCar

Former Bombers lighting it up tonight!!

Blueforlife

Good challenge
Maybe not

dd

Cameron dukes makes me pukes!! What is he thinking!?! Single handedly cost them the game.

Blueforlife


J5V

Dukes getting an education.
Go Bombers!

Blueforlife

Sure hope Argos can come back!

Blueforlife

Patterson showing his moxie

55StickCar


Jesse

Really doesn't seem like any team (outside of the Als) are unbeatable right now. As long as we don't get too far behind, we're still in a good spot.
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Blueforlife

Riders are a good team

dd

Riders defense is very good, literally stole that game.

55StickCar

They are a good team. Gonna finish ahead of us this year. Probably going to beat us in the Labour Day and the Banjo Bowl too.

YUK!

blueandgoldguy

I wish we had a defense with some playmakers on it like the Riders.  That's what happens when you stick with players like Bighill and Thomas and Alexander who were in clear decline last year.  None of them should be starting.  Should be either outright cut or have limited reps.

Blueforlife

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Quote from: blueandgoldguy on July 05, 2024, 04:14:40 AMI wish we had a defense with some playmakers on it like the Riders.  That's what happens when you stick with players like Bighill and Thomas and Alexander who were in clear decline last year.  None of them should be starting.  Should be either outright cut or have limited reps.
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Decline yes
Should start yes
Limited reps hard no
Cut- ridiculous statement

Wilson, Holm, Nichols, Willie are all playmakers

Don't count Biggie out, he still can impact a ball game

Ford is a future star

dd

Ya who woulda thought the riders would be 4-0 and we d be 0-4 to start this season. I didn't see either coming, that's the cfl for ya,

Blueforlife

Quote from: 55StickCar on July 05, 2024, 04:13:33 AMThey are a good team. Gonna finish ahead of us this year. Probably going to beat us in the Labour Day and the Banjo Bowl too.

YUK!
We will split those two games

Jesse

Quote from: Blueforlife on July 05, 2024, 04:06:48 AMRiders are a good team

Meh. I don't know about that.

They've finished the year 0-7 a couple times in a row. Their first three wins this year came against winless teams and Dukes literally threw this one away.
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J5V

Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 04:18:49 AMMeh. I don't know about that.

They've finished the year 0-7 a couple times in a row. Their first three wins this year came against winless teams and Dukes literally threw this one away.
Agree and Patterson is an unknown. Once defenses watch some film on him adjustments will be made.
Go Bombers!

Blueforlife

Riders are a good team with Harris I should have said

Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 03:48:41 AMCameron dukes makes me pukes!! What is he thinking!?! Single handedly cost them the game.

Coxie needs to be cutsie.

bluebeard

Quote from: J5V on July 05, 2024, 04:25:20 AMAgree and Patterson is an unknown. Once defenses watch some film on him adjustments will be made.
Patterson and the offence for the Riders did not win this game for the Riders.  Their defence won it for them.

bluebeard

Quote from: Blueforlife on July 05, 2024, 03:43:17 AMDukes giving this game away after some good looks at times (some bad luck too)
Dukes can be fooled and has problems reading defences.  The Als did the same thing, confused him.

ichabod_crane

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 01:50:05 AMI think he has gone senile. Rod Black bad. Does he know a game is even on?

He maybe still has a man crush on Keith Urban!! :D

ichabod_crane

Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 01:53:50 AMOuellette is the most over-hyped player in the league (now that Kelly is suspended).

Ouellette is more of a bull RB Rusher, not a  scat back or one to slip and slide.

ichabod_crane

Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 01:53:50 AMOuellette is the most over-hyped player in the league (now that Kelly is suspended).

Ouellette is more of a bull RB Rusher, not a  scat back or one to slip and slide.
Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 01:54:37 AMI can come to terms with most players we let walk, but losing Grant really irks me.

Until he hits the tub for 9 games! He's great when healthy, but that is what like 50-60% of the time only? Can't do much for the team sitting in the tub rehabbing too often. MAybe he's broken his curse this season, but we shall see.

ichabod_crane

Quote from: Blueforlife on July 05, 2024, 02:29:06 AMDukes doing what he can but needs to know when to hold em (popped on the run)

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done  :D ;) :)

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 01:54:37 AMI can come to terms with most players we let walk, but losing Grant really irks me.

Ya, but that's only because we just saw him get a KR TD... until he did that he was still a gamble.  He did nada for us after returning from injury in 2023... I agree with KW: if he wanted to stay for ELC or maybe ELC+25, then fine, otherwise good bye.

It was a calculated gamble.  We pulled a Wally by releasing him maybe 1 season too soon.  Maybe.  He may still take another bad injury... then he can tub-sit on TOR's dime.  If he does nothing but get TDs for 2 years and never gets injured, ya, then we cry.
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

I really hate the TOR jersey font.  #86 and #88 look virtually identical when the players are in motion and the shirts bunch up that tiny little gap between the top-part of the 6 and the body.

The reason this matters is I want to track Bailey and cheer for him!  Good thing Coxie #88 is a few inches taller, so I have some hope of discerning who it is.
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TecnoGenius

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 03:14:36 AMthose situations are not even comparable. Riders have had some success recently. They've made the playoffs and have had 500+ seasons, the Blue Bombers at that time were mired in loser coach after loser coach for what seemed like forever with zero hope.

Ya, we sucked for longer, for sure.  But SSK has not "had some success recently" before this season: they missed the playoffs in 2022 and 2023.  That why Dickenson The Fired is no longer in SSK.

Two years of major suckage really rattled that province.  I know, I listened to CKRM all last year.  Suicide hotline would have been better for most of their callers.

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 03:14:36 AMSo your saying Cryder fans are much more sensitive?

By this metric, yes, but not by much!  Many WPG fans gave up after 3 seasons of sucking (2012-2014), many SSK fans gave up after only 2 (2022-2023).  And from the looks of it more SSK fans gave up than WPG fans, though someone might have to run the attendance numbers.

I think we're still the better fan base, but SSK has long been considered "the best", "Canada's Team", etc.  If they keep leaving that stadium so un-filled, it'll make great fodder to jibe them on when we see them @LDC and BB... However, they may have the last (best) laugh if we continue our suckage and lose.
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TecnoGenius

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 03:33:50 AMWho else would get the 2 pt convert but Bailey!!

Makes you wonder why we didn't target him more.  We definitely put him solidly in as read #4, when it's clear he can be a #3 or #2.  That's on Buck and Zach.
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TecnoGenius

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 03:48:41 AMCameron dukes makes me pukes!! What is he thinking!?! Single handedly cost them the game.

What I see is a SSK D that did massive amounts of film study and came up with a plan tailor made to trick & maul Dukes.  Many are forgetting that Dukes is basically a noobie, all the good recent wins notwithstanding.  He's not Kelly.  I thought teams would do this to him in weeks 1-4, but it took until week 5 for a team to figure it out.  Teams will take this template and TOR will start losing half their games.

SSK D eviscerating Dukes is 100% due to the SSK braintrust.  We used to do that.  You know, tailor your D to the other team's weaknesses.  You know, like MTL and SSK clearly do.  Ya, that would be nice if we could do that again.
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TecnoGenius

Quote from: dd on July 05, 2024, 04:12:55 AMRiders defense is very good, literally stole that game.

Yes, super well-coached and well-coordinated and well-brained.  Then they executed.  I bet Sayles was taken for only $110k... too bad that wasn't us.

TOR should not be losing this game against a nobody QB who isn't that great, with a struggling run game, and a LT injured halfway through!  SSK OL moved 3 players around to make up for that.  They should have been as porous as ours, but they weren't!

Is part of our problem OL coach?  We blame our OL talent, but what if some (lots?) of this os on the coach?  I mean, our guys should be coached up on stopping simple stunts, shouldn't they?  Hmmm...

I'd put this TOR loss more down to TOR screwing up badly than SSK being great.  But SSK can bask in the rash of early undeserved wins.  I don't mind that their fanbase gets a bone thrown at them to start the year.  Build up their hope, just so you can crush their dreams come week 21!
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Blue In BC

Argos self destructed with errors and turnovers. Grant and Bailey played well.

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So who would have picked the Riders to be 4-0 and the Bombers to be 0-4?   They could very well be 5-0 after Ottawa leaves town tonight!   It's Strevvy vs. Dru and we have our two best all star receivers out long term.   You think Dru had this day circled on his calendar?   
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TBURGESS

Fun game if you like take aways. Amazing that the Argos were even close with 5 turnovers. 

Dukes showed that he's a young QB with a ton to learn. The Riders shut down the Argos running game and forced Dukes to win it with his arm. He wasn't up to the task. 

Just call me Owen cuz I'm Owen-1 in this weeks pick-ums. 
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Waffler

Quote from: TecnoGenius on July 05, 2024, 11:48:34 AMIs part of our problem OL coach?  We blame our OL talent, but what if some (lots?) of this os on the coach?  I mean, our guys should be coached up on stopping simple stunts, shouldn't they?  Hmmm...

Marty Costello enters his ninth year with the Blue Bombers in 2024, and seventh as the club's offensive line coach. ... In 2021 the Blue Bombers surrendered the fewest quarterback sacks in the league as part of an offence which also finished first in scoring and second in yards rushing.


He suddenly forgot how to coach? You have to look at everything but I'd be pretty surprised if this is the problem.
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Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: TBURGESS on July 05, 2024, 03:02:40 PMFun game if you like take aways. Amazing that the Argos were even close with 5 turnovers.

Dukes showed that he's a young QB with a ton to learn. The Riders shut down the Argos running game and forced Dukes to win it with his arm. He wasn't up to the task.

Just call me Owen cuz I'm Owen-1 in this weeks pick-ums.

Doesn't say much for Nick Arbuckle when the Argos start a raw QB ahead of him, not sure why he hasn't been able to progress as a QB, he's not even suitable for 3rd downs. What's the point of having him on the squad?

theaardvark

I know its been said many times, many ways, but the Canadian Mafia has been pretty much bulletproof over the years.

Every time we've lost a player to them growing outof our $SMS, we've next man up'd.  And a lot of those players that moved on did not do amazingly well with thier new teams.  Sure, most played good, they were good players.  But many did not earn the salaraies that ripped them away from us.

This is the first year where that has not happened.  This is the first year I can remember where multiple players are showing well for other teams, and guys like Grant and Bailey weren't even big steals from us, they were borderline can't signs.

Now, we have 25% of our $SMS on IR/dressed but not playing.  Our "next men up" haven't really been shining, and we are 0-4.

We had an amazing run of luck and scouting.

Now we have had a short run f bad luck.

The real measure is how we handle it, both as a team and as fans.



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Pigskin

#99
Not sure what's happening in Regina. Winning team, and  lots of empty seats??

Toronto with 5 turnovers, and a bunch of bad penalties.
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Quote from: Pigskin on July 05, 2024, 06:38:16 PMNot sure what's happening in Regina. Winning team, and  lots of empty seats??

Toronto with 5 turnovers, and a bunch of bad penalties.

Didn't even crack 23K last night. That's concerning with the Riders being atop the standings so far.
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What a wretched timeline.

Jesse

Quote from: Waffler on July 05, 2024, 03:15:25 PM
Marty Costello enters his ninth year with the Blue Bombers in 2024, and seventh as the club's offensive line coach. ... In 2021 the Blue Bombers surrendered the fewest quarterback sacks in the league as part of an offence which also finished first in scoring and second in yards rushing.


He suddenly forgot how to coach? You have to look at everything but I'd be pretty surprised if this is the problem.

Coaching a room full of vets that have played together for years is different than coaching new players from the ground up.
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GOLDMEMBER

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on July 05, 2024, 07:04:34 PMDidn't even crack 23K last night. That's concerning with the Riders being atop the standings so far.
when you think about it, it does not make any sense. Why are they staying away?
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dd

Was there a tornado warning/bad weather  or something that kept fans away?? The game was delayed a bit due to weather. I can't imagine they're all at the lake

The Zipp

Quote from: Jesse on July 05, 2024, 09:02:01 PMCoaching a room full of vets that have played together for years is different than coaching new players from the ground up.

We miss Hardrick - plain and simple, he is one of the best in recent history.  The new players on the o line aren't close to his talent and experience. 

Jesse

Quote from: The Zipp on July 05, 2024, 10:02:46 PMWe miss Hardrick - plain and simple, he is one of the best in recent history.  The new players on the o line aren't close to his talent and experience. 

I honestly feel it's our interior that gives up the most pressure, but with all the changes along the line, everyone's kind of taking turns screwing up (and that includes the QB and receivers as well).
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dd

Quote from: The Zipp on July 05, 2024, 10:02:46 PMWe miss Hardrick - plain and simple, he is one of the best in recent history.  The new players on the o line aren't close to his talent and experience. 
And the dude brings a ton of positive energy to the ballpark. Just watching him last night, he's doing the same thing in Regina, the troops rally around him and get after it. Nobody's lighting a fire under anyone's butt on our sidelines. Oh how miss hardrick and Harris!!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Waffler on July 05, 2024, 03:15:25 PMHe suddenly forgot how to coach? You have to look at everything but I'd be pretty surprised if this is the problem.

Just a thought that hasn't been mentioned yet.  Strevie in the post-game interview said "they" (I guess the other players?) "challenged the OL to be more physical this week" (paraphrasing).

So it looks like WFC and/or the players are starting to see where the biggest Bomber troubles are.  And they aren't going to take it anymore.  So my question is: why didn't anyone light a fire under the OL in weeks 1-4?
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on July 05, 2024, 09:13:06 PMwhen you think about it, it does not make any sense. Why are they staying away?

The pain in 2023 was just too great.  A lot people snapped.  It may take years of winning to lure them back.  Or they'll just watch from home forever more.

It might be easier for SSK to reach the new fans rather than lure back the old fans.

Maybe they need another "girl math" ad?  :D  :D  :D  :D  :o  :-*
Never go full Rider!

theaardvark

Quote from: The Zipp on July 05, 2024, 10:02:46 PMWe miss Hardrick - plain and simple, he is one of the best in recent history.  The new players on the o line aren't close to his talent and experience. 

Hardrick has his share of whiffs, and does play a consistent game, but not $250k worth for a RT.  He does being a different thing to the game with his leadership / attitude.  That, we miss, for sure. 
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dd

Quote from: TecnoGenius on July 06, 2024, 10:03:57 AMThe pain in 2023 was just too great.  A lot people snapped.  It may take years of winning to lure them back.  Or they'll just watch from home forever more.

It might be easier for SSK to reach the new fans rather than lure back the old fans.

Maybe they need another "girl math" ad?  :D  :D  :D  :D  :o  :-*
Oh boy, talk about a marketing failure that will be talked about for decades....let's figure out a way to alienate our largely conservative old schooled fan base. Yep, tick, that ad did it!!

Jesse

Quote from: TecnoGenius on July 06, 2024, 07:52:24 AMJust a thought that hasn't been mentioned yet.  Strevie in the post-game interview said "they" (I guess the other players?) "challenged the OL to be more physical this week" (paraphrasing).

So it looks like WFC and/or the players are starting to see where the biggest Bomber troubles are.  And they aren't going to take it anymore.  So my question is: why didn't anyone light a fire under the OL in weeks 1-4?

So MOS brought this up as well and my interpretation is this: MOS does not police the room. This is the culture thing that's been brought up ad nauseam. The players are expected to bring themselves short after a game like week 1. But after our 0-4 start, the "reminder" was given from coaches and, to their credit, we saw them respond.

MOS also made a point of saying that, had they not responded, another conversation would have been had.
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To be fair to the O line, they were mostly run blocking this week, not pass blocking, totally different gig.

 The big boys love run blocking , moving forward and taking on defenders vs pass blocking, backing up and taking them on

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Quote from: dd on July 07, 2024, 02:00:02 AMTo be fair to the O line, they were mostly run blocking this week, not pass blocking, totally different gig.

Good point.  But they were also bad and weak on running in earlier weeks.  Maybe Marty decided it was easier to beef up their run game rather than pass-pro game?  One thing at a time?

Quote from: Jesse on July 07, 2024, 01:30:00 AMMOS also made a point of saying that, had they not responded, another conversation would have been had.

I'll have to go back and relisten.  I recall something like that but he sometimes says stuff like that under his breath, so I don't always make it all out the first time 'round.  Saying something like that certainly would be sending a message, eh?
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