Noah Hallett

Started by Blue In BC, July 09, 2024, 09:18:41 PM

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Blue In BC

He's been practising at " full " this week. I see no reason to take him off early.

The question is what do we do with him when he is ready? The team was high on him when they drafted him. I don't know whether he will have any lingering deficit from his injury history.

Barring an injury to another Canadian, I'm not sure who he might replace on the AR. It seems to me he was a good ST player.

Anyone have any more insight into his skill level and where he'd be of most use?
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Jesse

He was supposed to be the "better" Hallett but that was years ago. He's gotta be a PR player when he comes off the IR, I would think.

We've only been dressing one back-up CB (along with other Hallett at safety). But maybe we take off a Canadian LB to fit him in if he's gonna be the superior teamer? Otherwise he's just emergency depth.
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Pigskin

Quote from: Blue In BC on July 09, 2024, 09:18:41 PMHe's been practising at " full " this week. I see no reason to take him off early.

The question is what do we do with him when he is ready? The team was high on him when they drafted him. I don't know whether he will have any lingering deficit from his injury history.

Barring an injury to another Canadian, I'm not sure who he might replace on the AR. It seems to me he was a good ST player.

Anyone have any more insight into his skill level and where he'd be of most use?

I have been at both practices this week. Noah is on the field and he is practicing, but not full out like other players.
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Blue In BC

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Quote from: Pigskin on July 09, 2024, 10:29:59 PMI have been at both practices this week. Noah is on the field and he is practicing, but not full out like other players.

The IR reports are deceiving. There isn't really a need for him to push his rehab. This will be game 6 he misses and he could quite easily be extended. It will always depend to some degree on other injuries and what the possible replacements could be.

I'd like to see him get back on the AR at some point. 11 games from 2021 to date is nothing more than a blip. The article suggests he's an athletic freak of nature to some degree. There were high hopes. He's 3 1/2 years younger than Nick but he's also a potential free agent going into 2025.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://3downnation.com/2020/04/20/cfl-draft-profile-noah-hallett-defensive-back-mcmaster/&ved=2ahUKEwijrYD8hZuHAxWpIjQIHZkbAEYQFnoECA4QAQ&usg=AOvVaw1IctDXxu3Wo5qc7HoCgrSA
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Blueforlife

A key depth piece for us.  Needs a little more seasoning.

Jesse

Quote from: Blueforlife on July 09, 2024, 11:03:30 PMA key depth piece for us.  Needs a little more seasoning.

lol. If he's a key depth piece, we're in big trouble.
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Blueforlife

Quote from: Jesse on July 09, 2024, 11:57:24 PMlol. If he's a key depth piece, we're in big trouble.
His experience as a depth player is a good resource for a club with injury trouble, has upside but like I said needs some time like most depth players do

Pigskin

Quote from: Blueforlife on July 10, 2024, 01:32:35 AMHis experience as a depth player is a good resource for a club with injury trouble, has upside but like I said needs some time like most depth players do

Nick is a key piece, Noah not so much. He's played in 11 games over the last 3 years. 1 DT, and 6 STs.
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TecnoGenius

Noah will have to wow his way onto the AR and wow on live game days if he wants to be retained going into '25.  It's almost impossible to overcome such a spate of injuries if you're not tier-1 already.

Who was that other guy we had several years ago who just kept going on the IR time after time for a couple of seasons?  Ya, pretty sure we moved on pretty quickly.  Can't say we haven't been loyal to Noah so far... he's running out of time.
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Quote from: Blueforlife on July 09, 2024, 11:03:30 PMA key depth piece for us.  Needs a little more seasoning.
Think he's had enough seasoning.

Blue In BC

Quote from: TecnoGenius on July 10, 2024, 04:25:03 AMNoah will have to wow his way onto the AR and wow on live game days if he wants to be retained going into '25.  It's almost impossible to overcome such a spate of injuries if you're not tier-1 already.

Who was that other guy we had several years ago who just kept going on the IR time after time for a couple of seasons?  Ya, pretty sure we moved on pretty quickly.  Can't say we haven't been loyal to Noah so far... he's running out of time.


P. Rene had some serious early injuries and we parted ways with him. He's now the starting SAM in Vancouver.

Now I don't know how the talent levels compare but it's interesting we've kept him around for several seasons.

The link I provided is impressive and I hope he can get healthy, stay healthy and contribute to the level of that info.

Those that go to practice might have a better idea of how he looks and what his role has been on ST's etc.

He's on the bubble because of injury history but he could still become a valuable player.


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More like we think Nick is great and keep his brother around mostly so they're easier to sign. The ROI on Noah has been zero.

Blueforlife

Quote from: CrazyCanuck89 on July 10, 2024, 01:06:18 PMThink he's had enough seasoning.
Getting too salty already? Lol

Could be right

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Quote from: Blueforlife on July 10, 2024, 01:52:10 PMGetting too salty already? Lol

Could be right

The thing is we don't really know until he gets a chance to participate, even in practice to assess what he brings.

Speed, technique, football IQ, attitude, aggressiveness etc. My only thought were when he first played before injury was that he was a good ST player, with some speed and determination.

In fact somewhat similar to P. Rene who had early career injuries that derailed him. Now he's become a very good player.

N. Hallett may never be that but I'd like to find out before we close the door too quickly. His injuries may also be partially limiting. IIRC he has an achilles problem?
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Quote from: Blue In BC on July 10, 2024, 02:02:01 PMThe thing is we don't really know until he gets a chance to participate, even in practice to assess what he brings.

Speed, technique, football IQ, attitude, aggressiveness etc. My only thought were when he first played before injury was that he was a good ST player, with some speed and determination.

In fact somewhat similar to P. Rene who had early career injuries that derailed him. Now he's become a very good player.

N. Hallett may never be that but I'd like to find out before we close the door too quickly. His injuries may also be partially limiting. IIRC he has an achilles problem?
You jogged my memory on Rene, seen him playing somewhere else, forget where.