glengarry flash

Looks like Muamba wants to settle with his family in Montreal.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/henoc-muamba-alouettes-1.4648152
That is a nice piece.

Helps us realize that players are firstly people with families looking to settle. Certainly reflects well on Reed et al. And a bit telling on what the last bit of the Popp era was like if we are to take it at face value.

I have never been a fan of Reed but this has been a good offseason for him. And it has to be said he must be working hard.
@everyman: why never a fan of GM kavis reed?

glengarry flash

Le réaménagement des ratios en cas de blessures existe pour chaque équipe; d'accord, certaines équipes ont plus de flexibilité ou de profondeur, mais aucune équipe n'est à l'abris.

Si les Alouettes sont affectées par les blessures aux joueurs nationaux, comme la saison dernière, il y aura des problèmes. Impossible de tout prévoir.

Richard
Je comprends, Richard, mais le problème de la qualité des joueurs canadiens est plus criant chez les Alouettes.

D'accord, il pourrait y avoir les 2 Westerman, Blake, LBJ, Matte, Lavoie/Johnson, Wright, Ackie et Muamba.  Mais comme gars capables de prendre la relève, ça devient plus mince.  Lorsque Gagnon reviendra, ça en fera un.  Ensuite, il y a Joseph qui peut tirer son épingle du jeu, Michael Carter qui a des parties décentes, et là, je commence à chercher.  Il faudra nécessairement que quelques jeunes canadiens se révèlent pour penser que les choses progressent.
@ richard: I know your not a CB tevaugh campbell fan but I believe he's a starter and don't forget WR malcolm carter who will share time with johnson. plus C C annen!!

HfxTC

Le réaménagement des ratios en cas de blessures existe pour chaque équipe; d'accord, certaines équipes ont plus de flexibilité ou de profondeur, mais aucune équipe n'est à l'abris.

Si les Alouettes sont affectées par les blessures aux joueurs nationaux, comme la saison dernière, il y aura des problèmes. Impossible de tout prévoir.

Richard
Je comprends, Richard, mais le problème de la qualité des joueurs canadiens est plus criant chez les Alouettes.

D'accord, il pourrait y avoir les 2 Westerman, Blake, LBJ, Matte, Lavoie/Johnson, Wright, Ackie et Muamba.  Mais comme gars capables de prendre la relève, ça devient plus mince.  Lorsque Gagnon reviendra, ça en fera un.  Ensuite, il y a Joseph qui peut tirer son épingle du jeu, Michael Carter qui a des parties décentes, et là, je commence à chercher.  Il faudra nécessairement que quelques jeunes canadiens se révèlent pour penser que les choses progressent.
The biggest problem is if Henoc get's injured in game. They would have to put an American in his spot. So look for an import linebacker who can play teams to make the dressed roster. The rest they will be able to slot a Canadian in. Ackie and Wright are interchangeable. Jourdain will backup the interior linesmen.at least till Gagnon returns. Blanc will backup Lavoir, George Johnson, they have Carter and Morrisson. Joseph and Banner can backup the Westerman brothers. Trey Rutherford can even play some DT in a pinch.

Will also be interesting to see if VGW is chosen over Bede. That would give the Als more flexibility.
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Johnny Ticat slayer

Article written by Bill Beacon says Muamba's deal is $185,000 per season including bonuses.  About a month ago, Darrin Bauming posted the Blue Bombers were out of the running because Henoc had requested a salary of $190-200,000 per year.

Story also says Kavis Reed is now looking to sign a non-import Offensive Lineman.

http://3downnation.com/2018/04/12/henoc-muamba-believes-the-future-is-bright-for-the-alouettes/
If that truly is his salary, then Reed negotiated a good deal from the team's perspective. That salary sounds about right for his value.
Je trouve que c'est un peu cher payé pour Muamba.  Il ne m'avait pas impressionné lorsqu'il a joint les Alouettes, évoluant dans un système qui mettait en valeur sa position.  Ceci dit, j'avoue que l'échantillon a été minse.  Ma principale préoccupation demeure de voir comment le ratio pourra être réaménagé lorsqu'il se blessera.

D'autre part, il est ce genre d'acquisition qui porte à regarder immédiatement vers sa relève.  Muamba a vu ses meilleures saisons, aussi les Alouettes doivent déjà penser à l'après.  Il va certainement avoir énormément de temps de jeu cette année (la défensive aura probablement plus que sa part de travail encore cette année), ce qui augmente le risque de blessure.
Can't go wrong paying a proven Canadian starter in his prime. Much better than signing guys like last year who were finished.
"much better than signing guys like last year who were finished" GM reed had no choice last year. he needed players and signed some players who were passed their sell by dates. due to former GM popp leaving the larder bare while running to toronto. his draft last year was excellent as well as this year, and his signings in F/agency this year were outstanding. therefore alouette fans and haters just need to chill out!!
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CrazyCanuck1988

Le réaménagement des ratios en cas de blessures existe pour chaque équipe; d'accord, certaines équipes ont plus de flexibilité ou de profondeur, mais aucune équipe n'est à l'abris.

Si les Alouettes sont affectées par les blessures aux joueurs nationaux, comme la saison dernière, il y aura des problèmes. Impossible de tout prévoir.

Richard
Je comprends, Richard, mais le problème de la qualité des joueurs canadiens est plus criant chez les Alouettes.

D'accord, il pourrait y avoir les 2 Westerman, Blake, LBJ, Matte, Lavoie/Johnson, Wright, Ackie et Muamba.  Mais comme gars capables de prendre la relève, ça devient plus mince.  Lorsque Gagnon reviendra, ça en fera un.  Ensuite, il y a Joseph qui peut tirer son épingle du jeu, Michael Carter qui a des parties décentes, et là, je commence à chercher.  Il faudra nécessairement que quelques jeunes canadiens se révèlent pour penser que les choses progressent.
The biggest problem is if Henoc get's injured in game. They would have to put an American in his spot. So look for an import linebacker who can play teams to make the dressed roster. The rest they will be able to slot a Canadian in. Ackie and Wright are interchangeable. Jourdain will backup the interior linesmen.at least till Gagnon returns. Blanc will backup Lavoir, George Johnson, they have Carter and Morrisson. Joseph and Banner can backup the Westerman brothers. Trey Rutherford can even play some DT in a pinch.

Will also be interesting to see if VGW is chosen over Bede. That would give the Als more flexibility.
No, they will not need to replace Muamba with an American.   Boulay would start and the Canadians they drafted would back him up.

GHT120


Reed is having a decent off season. I like Kirby Fabian I hope he is going to sign him, he is a solid backup. Probably 80-100K though.
OL fabian is passed by his sell by date.
27 yr-old OL who has played/dressed for 18 games the last four seasons?

With the acquisition of Bomben and the drafting of Trey Rutherford 2nd overall (and later KC Bakker) the Als may have no need for / interest in Fabian, but why is past his "sell by" date?
Let's  not confuse FACTS with OPINIONS

HfxTC

Le réaménagement des ratios en cas de blessures existe pour chaque équipe; d'accord, certaines équipes ont plus de flexibilité ou de profondeur, mais aucune équipe n'est à l'abris.

Si les Alouettes sont affectées par les blessures aux joueurs nationaux, comme la saison dernière, il y aura des problèmes. Impossible de tout prévoir.

Richard
Je comprends, Richard, mais le problème de la qualité des joueurs canadiens est plus criant chez les Alouettes.

D'accord, il pourrait y avoir les 2 Westerman, Blake, LBJ, Matte, Lavoie/Johnson, Wright, Ackie et Muamba.  Mais comme gars capables de prendre la relève, ça devient plus mince.  Lorsque Gagnon reviendra, ça en fera un.  Ensuite, il y a Joseph qui peut tirer son épingle du jeu, Michael Carter qui a des parties décentes, et là, je commence à chercher.  Il faudra nécessairement que quelques jeunes canadiens se révèlent pour penser que les choses progressent.
The biggest problem is if Henoc get's injured in game. They would have to put an American in his spot. So look for an import linebacker who can play teams to make the dressed roster. The rest they will be able to slot a Canadian in. Ackie and Wright are interchangeable. Jourdain will backup the interior linesmen.at least till Gagnon returns. Blanc will backup Lavoir, George Johnson, they have Carter and Morrisson. Joseph and Banner can backup the Westerman brothers. Trey Rutherford can even play some DT in a pinch.

Will also be interesting to see if VGW is chosen over Bede. That would give the Als more flexibility.
No, they will not need to replace Muamba with an American.   Boulay would start and the Canadians they drafted would back him up.
They tried Boulay at MLB. He can't get it done. Sure they could put him there but they will get shredded.

HfxTC


Reed is having a decent off season. I like Kirby Fabian I hope he is going to sign him, he is a solid backup. Probably 80-100K though.
OL fabian is passed by his sell by date.
27 yr-old OL who has played/dressed for 18 games the last four seasons?

With the acquisition of Bomben and the drafting of Trey Rutherford 2nd overall (and later KC Bakker) the Als may have no need for / interest in Fabian, but why is past his "sell by" date?
Right now the Als have 9 Canadian Linesmen under contract. Its a full house

tony


Reed is having a decent off season. I like Kirby Fabian I hope he is going to sign him, he is a solid backup. Probably 80-100K though.
OL fabian is passed by his sell by date.
27 yr-old OL who has played/dressed for 18 games the last four seasons?

With the acquisition of Bomben and the drafting of Trey Rutherford 2nd overall (and later KC Bakker) the Als may have no need for / interest in Fabian, but why is past his "sell by" date?
Right now the Als have 9 Canadian Linesmen under contract. Its a full house
True enough. But it’s not due to Fabian being past his “sell” date.

HfxTC


Reed is having a decent off season. I like Kirby Fabian I hope he is going to sign him, he is a solid backup. Probably 80-100K though.
OL fabian is passed by his sell by date.
27 yr-old OL who has played/dressed for 18 games the last four seasons?

With the acquisition of Bomben and the drafting of Trey Rutherford 2nd overall (and later KC Bakker) the Als may have no need for / interest in Fabian, but why is past his "sell by" date?
Right now the Als have 9 Canadian Linesmen under contract. Its a full house
True enough. But it’s not due to Fabian being past his “sell” date.
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RichardVeilleux

Not that I am not a fan of Nat. CB Tevaughn Campbell,glengarry flash, I am not sure, yet, if he is the best option as starting CB. Mind you, his nationality helps him and we may have no other option than to start him. I definitely have him on my opening day roster.

Richard

HfxTC

Not that I am not a fan of Nat. CB Tevaughn Campbell,glengarry flash, I am not sure, yet, if he is the best option as starting CB. Mind you, his nationality helps him and we may have no other option than to start him. I definitely have him on my opening day roster.

Richard
I don't think you have to worry. You don't sign shut down corners like Tommy Campbell and Mitchell White to start Tavaughn...

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nearsight

Not that I am not a fan of Nat. CB Tevaughn Campbell,glengarry flash, I am not sure, yet, if he is the best option as starting CB. Mind you, his nationality helps him and we may have no other option than to start him. I definitely have him on my opening day roster.

Richard
I don't think you have to worry. You don't sign shut down corners like Tommy Campbell and Mitchell White to start Tavaughn...
The Al's imho have 2 or 3 of the 5 fastest players in the league. Tevaughan is arguably among them, and the fastest Canadian in the league. I just don't know if he has the field vision and skill to play corner. I guess they could move White to open side HB and try but I sure hope not.  White and Tommie Campbell have statistically been the best two corners in the league for the last two years. Shutdown indeed.

HfxTC

Not that I am not a fan of Nat. CB Tevaughn Campbell,glengarry flash, I am not sure, yet, if he is the best option as starting CB. Mind you, his nationality helps him and we may have no other option than to start him. I definitely have him on my opening day roster.

Richard
I don't think you have to worry. You don't sign shut down corners like Tommy Campbell and Mitchell White to start Tavaughn...
The Al's imho have 2 or 3 of the 5 fastest players in the league. Tevaughan is arguably among them, and the fastest Canadian in the league. I just don't know if he has the field vision and skill to play corner. I guess they could move White to open side HB and try but I sure hope not.  White and Tommie Campbell have statistically been the best two corners in the league for the last two years. Shutdown indeed.
Campbell will have to win his roster spot on special teams, before anything else. Is he willing to go out there and hit people on ST? Chris Jones didn't believe so.
 


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