Gub

A bit of a surprise from the REDBLACKS after last years mega free agent signings.
I hope (and expect) that Henry Burris was fully consulted by team management and is ''on-side'' with the Trevor Harris signing.

Should make for a very interesting upcoming season for the REDBLACKS.

Welcome aboard Trevor!
Football is back in Ottawa! This time it\'s here to stay!

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Quote from: "Gub"
I hope (and expect) that Henry Burris was fully consulted by team management and is ''on-side'' with the Trevor Harris signing.

I don't believe in the inmates running the asylum. Burris should have a voice, but if he doesn't like a signing, too bad.

Anyway, Desjardins has already said that Harris is the back-up this year so roles are clearly defined.
“This isn’t about why football doesn’t work in Ottawa,” said (Jeff) Hunt, “It’s more, on a larger scale, why poorly run businesses don’t work anywhere.” Ottawa Business Journal, September 12th, 2013.

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For that matter, Harris acknowledges that he's the back up.  Good interview right here:

http://www.tsn.ca/radio/ottawa-1200/har ... s-1.435696

ArgoT

You just signed a good QB, we are the losers big time.
Now we have let 2 blue chip QB's walk and have nothing in return.
Our aging Ray is done.

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You just signed a good QB, we are the losers big time.
Now we have let 2 blue chip QB's walk and have nothing in return.
Our aging Ray is done.

Might not be all so bleak. Nobody really knew much about Harris either, 18 months ago, and the Argos have a history of developing QBs of late.

tangledweb

Quote from: "CRFadmin"
Quote from: "Gub"
I hope (and expect) that Henry Burris was fully consulted by team management and is ''on-side'' with the Trevor Harris signing.

I don't believe in the inmates running the asylum. Burris should have a voice, but if he doesn't like a signing, too bad.


whether Burris is "on side" or not with the Harris signing should have no bearing whatsoever concerning management decisions on player personnel.
The REDBLACKS can and should do whatever they feel necessary to improve the club for present and/or future success.

moreover, Burris will be 41 before the start of this season for cripes sake and the REDBLACKS need a successor to take the reins otherwise they will end up struggling with a QB carousel like the Als the past few years. (and quite possibly the Argos in the next few years)

and that being said, I can't wait to see the first Ray vs Harris game.  :thup:

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According to Desjardins on radio this morning (but I'm getting this second-hand), Burris has already been told this is his last year.

tangledweb

Quote from: "CRFadmin"
According to Desjardins on radio this morning (but I'm getting this second-hand), Burris has already been told this is his last year.


It will have to be.
No team can sustain two starting QB salaries.

If Burris intends on playing past this season he will have to accept a reduction in pay more in line with backup pay regardless of whether it is with the REDBLACKS or another team.

pikk

So next yr when burris is told to sit or leave , he will have  another temper tantrum? Big signing but lost some others.

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So next yr when burris is told to sit or leave , he will have  another temper tantrum? Big signing but lost some others.

Being that he's already been told what his status is, I don't know what more the team can do.   But I know, I know...Burris does nothing but whine, he's a me-player, lather, rinse, repeat.  :roll:  

The bigger issue is if they feel the need to sit him down during the season because if he knows this is his last shot, he'll be protective of it. But I'm not going to worry about that a great deal in February.

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Burris said he could even envision himself sticking around with the Redblacks in 2017 as a backup for Harris, the CFL’s No. 3 passer (4,354 yards) with the Toronto Argonauts last season, and has talked with the team about extending a contract that is scheduled to expire next February.

“At the end of the day, I want to help this continue to win. That’s why I was brought here,” Burris said.

Friggin' whiny diva...no, wait.

http://ottawacitizen.com/sports/footbal ... uarterback

GC Bound

Looking at it from a long way away (Saskatchewan RoughRiders) Give the RedBlack Big Brass/Management credit for looking to the future and signing the best FA QB available and solidifying continuity in the QB depth and development not to mention the Franchise stability.
IMHO When it comes time for Harris to shine, he's gonna be someone.
Brilliant signing :cowboy:

slant

I agree 100% that this is the best signing of FA.

Hank01

What a difference from the later stage Rider days or Renegade days when they never seemed to care about getting the best people possible .  The enthusiasm and aggressive approach to winning is such a reward to any long suffering Ottawa CFL fan .  The signings of 2015 and this year go a long way in developing a loyal fan base .

  The aggressive nature last year to finding a kicker mid way thru the season and getting a strong set of QB's is a large breath of fresh air .

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Quote from: "Hank01"
What a difference from the later stage Rider days or Renegade days when they never seemed to care about getting the best people possible .  The enthusiasm and aggressive approach to winning is such a reward to any long suffering Ottawa CFL fan .  The signings of 2015 and this year go a long way in developing a loyal fan base .

 The aggressive nature last year to finding a kicker mid way thru the season and getting a strong set of QB's is a large breath of fresh air .

Two years in, it still blows my mind sometimes.

I haven't agreed with every move, but at least now I feel confident enough in the FO that I can give them the benefit of the doubt. I didn't quite have that sense when, say, the Renegades were chatting about Ryan Leaf. :?

I didn't really want to lose Jovon Johnson quite yet, for example, but the team has been so good at recruiting DBs to step right in that I'm not really worried about it. It's a nice change.  :thup:
 


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