I just find it weird that this is likely the deepest, most talented FA in quite some time and the Eskimos haven't made a huge signing whatsoever outside of signing our own guys.  Economics suggest that because there are so many good FA's that they all can't ask for what they are worth, their price points should go down.  Maybe that's what the Esks are waiting for.  For them to cave for us to sign bargains...  Just seems like it's been forever now haha

As for whoever posted about Joe McKnight, I'm not as optimistic as you are after reading his scouting report.  Lawrence ran with purpose and would lower a shoulder.  McKnight seems like he plays scared from the report.  However he is very athletic...  Pure athletes rarely make great Football players though.  Hopefully I'm proven wrong.
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Int. DB Aaron Grymes has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and Nat. DB Ryan Hinds has signed with the REDBLACKS.



Not too surprised about Grymes. I think that was more a "when" rather than an "if."

You know, I understand Hervey's cautious approach, trying, and somewhat succeeding, in keeping the core. However, with the losses starting to pile up, he might not have a choice. He may have to dive in the FA market.

We keep Bowman but lose Chambers. We keep Sherritt and Sewell but lose McCoil and Grymes. One step forward, one step back.
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Eskimo's sign WR/KR Jacoby ford

 Jacoby Ford  has speed to burn and would beat Lawrence, Rainey, Banks et al ashttp:// a KR. His speed on a Canadian field Oh My.!!!!!!!!!!!!

60 meters 6.51 Blacksburg, Virginia February 28, 2009
100 meters 10.01 Fayetteville, Arkansas June 10, 2009[14]
200 meters 20.88 Coral Gables, Florida April 18, 2009


Name: Jacoby Ford
College: Clemson     Number: 6
Height: 5-09   Weight: 186
Position: WR  Pos2: KR
 Class/Draft Year: Sr/2010
40 Low: 4.19   40 Time: 4.22  40 High: 4.34

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5087
Weight: 186
40 Yrd Dash: 4.22
20 Yrd Dash: 2.44
10 Yrd Dash: 1.46
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 15
Vertical Jump: 33 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.44
3-Cone Drill: 7.00
40 Time Range: 4.22-4.30

Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/108 -- Jacoby Ford, WR, 5-9, 181, Clemson, A classic Raiders speed pick, Ford was the NCAA 60-meters champion and ran a 4.28 at the combine -- the fastest among wide receivers. He has so-so hands but has value as a kickoff returner. - by The Sports Xchange


Ford is a pure deep threat who combined with running back C.J. Spiller to give the Tigers one of the most dynamic big-play duos in the country in 2009.

Despite starting only 27 career games, Ford had seven touchdowns of 50-plus yards. Used as a receiver, running back, returner and even at quarterback, Ford posted 4,083 all-purpose yards on 297 touches -- averaging an eye-popping 13.75 yards per touch -- and 21 career touchdowns (15 receiving, two rushing, one throwing, two as a kick returner, one as a punt returner). Any questions about Ford's pure speed subsided when he won the 60-meter dash (6.52 seconds) in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in March 2009.

Due to his dynamic speed, Ford is often miscast as merely a deep threat. He showed improved toughness across the middle and attention to detail as a route-runner in 2009, emerging for the first time in his career as Clemson's leading receiver. His 56 receptions for 779 yards and six touchdowns earned him second-team all-ACC honors.

Release: Good lateral quickness and underrated upper-body strength to escape the jam. Few defenders attempt to jam Ford due to his elite timed speed, explosiveness off the snap and smooth acceleration.

Hands: Generally looks the ball into his hands to make the secure reception. Has a tendency to allow the ball to get into his chest and will drop a catchable passes on occasion. Can snatch the ball outside of his frame and has improved adjusting to poorly-thrown passes. Good toughness to maintain control despite taking a big hit. Good hand-eye coordination and balance to track the ball over either shoulder.

Route running: Used predominately as a deep threat early in his career and still learning the nuances of running routes. Developing as a route-runner but has good foot quickness and balance to ultimately excel in this area. Rarely asked to go across the middle but has made strides when he's asked to do so.

After the catch: Faster in a straight line than he is quick. Doesn't dazzle with his lateral agility to elude in tight quarters, but if given space can be quite elusive and make defenders miss in the open field. Good vision to find the lane and has an explosive burst to squirt through the hole and into the open. Lacks the strength and size to run through tackles and too often goes down with initial contact.

Blocking: Only a pesky blocker despite good overall strength and competitiveness. Provides a pop to the cornerback and looks to help downfield.

Intangibles: Has the physical tools to develop into a better pro than collegiate receiver. Well-built athlete with a football player's physique -- as opposed to that of a track star -- who shows the willingness to run through traffic. Experienced return specialist with two career kickoff return touchdowns. The 2009 national champion in the 60-meter dash. History of injuries teams will more closely investigate. Missed the final five games of the 2007 season with a broken ankle; suffered a pulled hamstring during the NCAA Track and Field Championships that slowed his progress during this '09 preseason.

NFL Comparison: Ted Ginn, Jr., Dolphins
Career Notes

One of Clemson's finest all-purpose players in history … did not get the credit for his all-purpose play because his career coincided with C.J. Spiller's at Clemson … Ford and Spiller finished as the NCAA's greatest all-purpose duo in history with a combined 11, 671 all-purpose yards … Stucey finished with 4086 carer yards, sixth best in school history … ranked sixth in Clemson history in career receptions with 143 … had 1986 career reception yards to finish eighth in school history … .he has 16 career touchdown receptions to rank tied for fourth in Clemson history … .he was tied with Terry Smith entering the Kentucky game in the Music City Bowl, then moved ahead of him with his touchdown catch in that game … .ironically, Smith had his final TD catch against Kentucky in a bowl game … ranks sixth in school history in career kickoff return yards with 1124 and is eight in punt return yards with 479 … also had 494 career rushing yards … had incredible 8.5 rushing average over his career, first in Clemson history among players with at least 50 carries … caught at least one pass in 29 straight games to close his career … caught at least two passes in 27 of those 29 games … played in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL on January 30, 2010.

Had career high 112 receiving yards against Nebraska in the Gator Bowl in 2009 on five catches … that included a 46-yard touchdown strike from Cullen Harper … had eight career touchdowns of 50 yards or more, second best in Clemson history behind C.J. Spiller … joined Spiller as one of two Tigers in history to account for a touchdown five different ways … .threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Xavier Dye against Coastal Carolina in 2009 … also had his first rushing touchdown as a Tiger against NC State in 2009 … had 21 touchdowns scored in is career … also an All-American and National Champion in track at Clemson … won the NCAA Championship in the 60 meters indoors last February … had a streak of 18 straight wins in 60 meter and 100 meter races over the indoor and outdoor season … received his degree in sociology on December 17.



A measure of revenge.  :P


Quote from: "Chief"
A measure of revenge.  :P

I think it is pretty clear that Sask had no interest in signing Getzlaff. But I do think he will be a good option for the Esks. Not elite, but serviceable.


Looks like the move has become official. ... f-1.443620

He is 33, but he should be able to help out after losing Stafford and Chambers.


Well he may help  in replacing Chambers but he will not be replacing an int Rec like Stafford.


I won't lie, I'm more looking to see what Jacoby Ford can do over Getzlaf.  I hope we didn't pay Getz a lot, he's been pretty useless the past two seasons.  Ford hopefully will make some huge returns for us like he did in the NFL.  Ford might be the receiver to replace Stafford as the deep threat, that speed is tremendous and he seems to go up and fight for the ball from his game film.  It'll be an interesting season.  

Hopefully we sign Henoc Muamba to fill our very depleted LB's and maybe find another rookie sensation LB from scouting.  Not too mention a DB that can somewhat replace Grymes.


Considering how long it took Gretzlaf to find a team, I can't imagine we broke the bank for him.


You are right, I just hope he was cheap since I don't think he's worth paying too much for.  

However, I do think the Eskimos should target Matt Walter, the Stamps just released him and he's a national.  Always thought he was a good RB.  If John White goes down again we would have him starting as a national and then another Import would be able to play somewhere else if needed.


Quote from: "Eskimosrock"
You are right, I just hope he was cheap since I don't think he's worth paying too much for.  
It'd be so much easier if the league would just share the financial details like every other major sports league. I really don't get the secrecy. We don't even know how long we have Getzlaf. The TSN article didn't mention it, and I was reading an interview with Getzlaf on the Edmonton Sun site, and they also didn't mention the length of the contract. The league is a joke when it comes to transparency.


I agree Chief, it'd be nice to know but I doubt that'll happen anytime soon...

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